Celebrate Kindness with 5 Reads Featuring Good Samaritans
Today is National Good Samaritan Day, a day that honors good deeds and kindness. Here are 5 books featuring characters that can inspire us to celebrate the friendship and affection we show our loved ones and our communities.
The Lieutenant’s Nurse by Sara Ackerman
November, 1941. Eva Cassidy has her reasons for making the crossing to Hawaii. Newly enlisted as an Army Corps nurse, Eva is stunned by the splendor she experiences aboard the steamship SS Lurline; even more so by Lt. Clark Spencer. But Eva’s past—and the future she’s trying to create—means that she’s not free to follow her heart. In the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Eva and her fellow nurses band together for the immense duty of keeping the American wounded alive. And the danger that finds Eva threatens everything she holds dear. Amid the chaos and heartbreak, Eva will have to decide whom to trust and how far she will go to protect those she loves.
Playing Mr. Right by Kat Cantrell
Investigative reporter Laurel Dixon wants to save the world. And she’ll do it by exposing fraud at LeBlanc Charities, by playing the man in charge. Yet smart, sexy, caring Xavier LeBlanc is unexpected. Going undercover allows her to be the bold woman she’s always wanted to be. Will she choose the story of a lifetime…or a life with Mr. Right?
Twins for the Soldier by Rochelle Alers
Army ranger Lee Remington is returning to Wickhamd Falls to help his sister, and he’s shocked by a powerful attraction to military widow Angela Mitchell…and floored by this mother of toddler twins, who accepts his proposal. But as he preps for his ready-made family, there’s one thing Lee forgot to tell her…
Something Like Happy by Eva Woods
Annie is still mourning the terrible loss that tore a hole through her perfect existence. Until she meets the eccentric Polly. Bright, bubbly, intrusive Polly is determined to wake her new friend up to life. Because if recent events have taught Polly anything, it’s that your time is too short to waste a single day—which is why she wants Annie to join her on a mission…one happy thing each day for one hundred days.
Courting Her Prodigal Heart by Mary Davis
Pregnant and alone, Dori Bontrager is sure her Amish kin won’t welcome her—or the child she’s carrying—into the community. And she’s determined that her return won’t be permanent. As soon as she finds work, she’ll leave again. But with her childhood friend Eli Hochstetler insisting she and her baby belong here, will Dori’s path lead back to the Englisher world…or into Eli’s arms?