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Smith, Virginia 1960-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 194 publications in 1 language and 12,890 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Religious fiction  Christian fiction  Historical fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Western stories  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3553.O6336, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Virginia Smith
A plain and simple heart by Lori Copeland( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Amish woman Rachel Switzer comes to 1880s Lawrence, Kansas in pursuit of cowboy Jesse Montgomery, only to be caught in the middle of a temperance riot and mistakenly arrested by sheriff Colin Maddox
The heart's frontier by Lori Copeland( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kansas,1881. On a trip to visit relatives, Emma's Amish family is robbed of all their possessions, leaving them destitute and stranded on the prairie. Walking into the nearest trading settlement, they pray to the Lord for someone to help. When a man lands in the dust at her feet, Emma looks down at him and thinks, The Lord might have cleaned him up first. Luke Carson, heading up his first cattle drive, is not planning on being the answer to anyone's prayers, but it looks as though God has something else in mind for this kind and gentle man
A cowboy at heart by Lori Copeland( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesse Montgomery is beginning to feel restless. Though he's grateful to his friends Colin and Emma for helping him get on his feet again after a few bad choices and some hard living, surely the Lord doesn't want him to stay in Apple Grove forever. Doesn't the Almighty have plans for this reformed rowdy cowboy to build a life of his own? When an unscrupulous cattle baron tries to steal Amish land, Jesse intervenes and is wounded. Lovely Katie Miller, the young healer in the district, attends to him while trying to guard her heart. This sweet Amish widow cannot risk falling in love with an Englisch cowboy, charming though he may be. And yet - she believes God has a life for her too that is more than what she can presently see. Could there be a future with Jesse only He could bring about?
Rainy day dreams by Lori Copeland( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Burgert family moves to Seattle in 1856, Kathryn is convinced her father has destroyed her life. The backwoods settlement offers none of the comforts and culture she loved in San Francisco. She cares nothing for the new sawmill the townsfolk are so excited about. That is, until she meets Jason, a lumberjack with dreams for a bright future. As she comes to know Jason, Kathryn can't help catching his vision. But the future they hope for is anything but secure
The most famous illegal Goose Creek parade by Virginia Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approaching retirement, Al and Millie Richardson are at odds about what they want to do with their golden years. For Al, it's all about relaxation and travel. Millie, however, wants to open a bed-and-breakfast in their quiet Kentucky town. Meanwhile, the locals are boycotting the new and young female veterinarian after her predecessor's retirement
Stuck in the middle : a novel by Virginia Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan Sanderson's life is stuck. Her older sister, Allie, is starting a family and her younger sister, Tori, has a budding career. Meanwhile, Joan is living at home with Mom and looking after her aging grandmother. Not exactly a recipe for excitement. That is, until a hunky young doctor moves in next door. Suddenly Joan has a goal--to get a date. But it won't be easy. Pretty Tori flirts relentlessly with him and Joan is sure that she can't compete. But with a little help from God, Allie, and an enormous mutt with bad manners, maybe Joan can find her way out of this rut. Book 1 of the Sister-to-Sister series, Stuck in the Middle combines budding romance, spiritual searching, and a healthy dose of sibling rivalry
Lost melody by Lori Copeland( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ragged scar on her left hand is a cruel and constant reminder of the death of her career as a pianist. But another dream is about to come to life-- and now hundreds of lives depend on Jill's willingness to warn her small, oceanside town in Nova Scotia of a nameless, looming disaster. But doing so could cost Jill her reputation, jeopardize the political career of the man she loves, and ruin their plans for a future together
Age before beauty : a novel by Virginia Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allie Harrod decides to start her own business so she can stay home with her new baby, but her problems mount as she fails to make money, her husband shows too much interest in an attractive co-worker, and her mother-in-law comes to stay
Third time's a charm : a novel by Virginia Smith( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tori Sanderson has the professional opportunity of a lifetime. If she can prove she's executive material, she's in line for a big promotion. But there's only room for one new account executive, and her co-worker has his eye on the job, and on Tori. Her matchmaking sisters have a handsome handyman in mind for her. But how can she consider romance when she couldn't hold on to the one man who was supposed to love her forever, her own father? The time has come for answers, and Tori decides to search out the father who deserted her twelve years ago ..."--Page 4 of cover
The room with the second-best view by Virginia Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excitement is in the air in Goose Creek, Kentucky, as the small town prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary and the veterinarian's upcoming wedding. But trouble is brewing in this provincial paradise... Al Richardson agreed to open a B&B with his wife after his retirement in two years, but Millie secretly invites some guests to stay for the wedding. She plans to be the most gracious Southern hostess until a tumble down the stairs leaves her unprepared for their quirky and cantankerous first guest. Meanwhile, the town's anniversary plans are in a state of chaos as the celebration committee scrambles to raise the necessary funds an effort spearheaded by a "newcomer," which ruffles the townsfolk's feathers. Goose Creek has lasted 150 years. Can it survive the next month?
Renovating the Richardsons by Virginia Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Things are finally starting to fall into a steady rhythm in the small town of Goose Creek, Kentucky. Millie Richardson is hard at work renovating a drafty Victorian house into a B & B. Her husband, Al, is busy writing checks for the renovations. And the new vet, Susan, has finally found acceptance from the town -- not to mention a hunky new boyfriend, Justin. But things never stay quiet for long in Goose Creek. The inner-county softball game is coming up, and Millie volunteers Al as team manager. But the softball team is a disaster. If they're not going to embarrass themselves in front of the whole of Franklin County, Al needs Justin to play. But Justin lives just outside the city limits, and the rules say that players must live in town. As if that weren't enough to keep the town gossips busy, a massage therapist has come to town and opened up shop. Imagine -- a massage parlor! -- in Goose Creek! No decent Creeker will stand for it. It's up to Al and Millie -- again -- to save the day
A bride for Noah by Lori Copeland( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1851, and Evie Lawrence is penniless and heartbroken after a failed romance. When a kind elderly man announces his plan to move to the Northwest and make his fortune, Evie jumps at the chance to go with him and start a new life. There she meets Noah Hughes, a handsome young man who has gambled everything he owns on the chance to make a fresh start. Living the rugged life of a lumberjack, he too is determined to one day make his fortune. The last thing Noah is looking for is a bride ... so why can't he get Evie out of his mind?
Renovating the Richardsons by Virginia Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Things are finally starting to click in the small town of Goose Creek, Kentucky. Millie Richardson is hard at work renovating a drafty Victorian house into a B&B. Her husband, Al, is busy writing checks for the renovations. But Goose Creek never stays quiet for long. The intra-county softball game is coming up, and Millie volunteers Al as team manager. The team is a disaster. Are they going to embarrass themselves in front of the whole county? As if that weren't enough to keep the town gossips busy, a new business has opened on Main Street, and the ladies are up in arms. Imagine--a massage parlor--in Goose Creek! No decent Creeker will stand for it
Murder by mushroom by Virginia Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jackie's casserole at the church potluck social has been laced with poisonous mushrooms, and now the town fussbudget is pushing up daisies. Can she prove her innocence, before the poisoner strikes again?
Scent of murder by Virginia Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything is going wrong for Caitlin Saylor. Her boyfriend has left her. Her musical trio is disbanding. And for their trio's swan song? They'll be playing another wedding: a chance to watch someone else's happy ending. And then, unexpectedly, Chase Hollister enters the scene. The candle factory owner is handsome, charming and very interested in Caitlin. His gift of a special candle proves it. But there's something more to the candle than Caitlin or Chase suspect. Something that puts Caitlin at risk. To keep Caitlin safe, Chase must face a haunting crime from his past--and a deadly killer in the present
The Amish widower by Virginia Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the devastating loss of his second wife, Seth Hostetler believes a lasting love is beyond all hope. A year has passed, and his mamm and sister are determined to see him happily married once again. But how can he open his heart to another woman when their relationship could end in tragedy? On an outing with his family, Seth comes across an Amish potter hard at work and jumps at the chance to take a seat at the wheel. He takes quickly to this creative outlet, pouring his long-buried emotions into each piece he shapes. Unfortunately, the fancy nature of his art draws the disapproval of his district's leadership. His work puts him in the path of Leah, an Englisch woman employed by the Amish to sell their wares to tourists. Despite her aloofness, something about her speaks to Seth's wounded soul. But what is he to do when the things he wants most threaten to pull him away from the life he's committed to live?
Lost melody by Lori Copeland( )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ragged scar on her left hand is a cruel and constant reminder of the death of her career as a pianist. But another dream is about to come to life-- and now hundreds of lives depend on Jill's willingness to warn her small, oceanside town in Nova Scotia of a nameless, looming disaster. But doing so could cost Jill her reputation, jeopardize the political career of the man she loves, and ruin their plans for a future together
Prime suspect by Virginia Smith( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discovering a dead body on her first day of work throws Darcie Wiley's 'fresh start' into a tailspin. Things get worse when the police make Darcie their prime suspect. She's surrounded by distrust and suspicion--and the eerie sense that someone's been in her apartment, going through her things. Terrified and alone, she turns to Caleb Buchanan, who promises to help her find the truth. But their digging leads to more danger--and another suspicious death--as a ruthless killer fights to keep secrets buried"--Publisher
A daughter's legacy by Virginia Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to the terms of her mother's will, Kelli Jackson must work as a zookeeper for 6 months in order to earn her inheritance. Kelli is haunted by the past, terrified of animals, and still trying to come to terms with her mother's long-ago betrayal. Will she be able to do the job-- and get to know Jason Andover, the handsome zookeeper with painful secrets of his own?
Bullseye by Virginia Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Found cowering and covered in blood, Karina Guerrero's fourteen-year-old brother is accused of a crime that she's certain he didn't commit. Only one man can help Karina prove the boy's innocence. Private investigator Mason Sinclair knows firsthand what it's like to be framed. But the former cop, now committed to helping the falsely accused, is clearly uneasy being back in Albuquerque--and working with his former flame. Still, Karina can't help falling for the handsome P.I. as they hunt the real killer: a cold-blooded murderer with dangerous ties to them both"--Publisher
 
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Lost melodyAge before beauty : a novelThird time's a charm : a novelMurder by mushroomScent of murderA daughter's legacy