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Mr. & Mrs. Smith meets Outlander in this action-packed Scottish romance where a marriage of convenience leads to secrets that could be deadly.

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He’s a heavenly outcast. She’s a mortal woman with unearthly gifts. Can they ward off a rising apocalypse?

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When times are tough, there’s always a little Blessings to go around

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A rugged Texas sheriff who must protect the woman who was once his sworn enemy...

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He's sent to kill his soul mate...can he?

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Is love just something you find in books?

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Is he on the rebound or just escaping a crazy Bridezilla?

Robert Goodwin

Robert Kerr Goodwin was born on November 15, 1948 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His mother was a teacher and social worker and his father was a business owner and attorney. At the age of 15, Goodwin became a licensed preacher and planned to pursue a career in the ministry. In 1966 he earned his high school diploma from Bishop Kelley Catholic School where he worked on the school paper, was a member of the student government, year book and chess clubs and was the first Black student body president.

From 1966 until 1970, Goodwin attended Oral Roberts University, where he earned his bachelor's of arts degree. He was a member of the student ministering team and traveled around the world with Oral Roberts preaching. In 1973, Goodwin earned his master's degree in philosophy from San Francisco Theological Seminary.

Upon completing his master's degree, Goodwin was summoned back to Tulsa by his father to run the family owned newspaper, The Oklahoma Eagle. He operated the paper until 1981, and during his tenure he increased the readership and converted the printing to a more efficient, cost effective process. Between 1981 and 1985, he sold encyclopedias in Texas, selling a million dollars worth in a five-year period. From 1985 until 1989, Goodwin worked as a printing consultant, lobbyist, director of public affairs and associate vice president for university relations at Prairie View and Texas A&M Universities. While working at Texas A&M, Goodwin led the "Democrats for Bush" campaign. His activities caught the attention of the Bush Administration and he was offered a position with the Department of Education working on the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges, a position he held from 1989 until 1992. In 1992, he was hired as the executive vice president of the Points of Light Foundation, an organization responsible for assisting and encouraging citizens to engage in volunteer service. Goodwin currently serves as President and CEO of the organization.

Goodwin had received numerous awards and honors for his civic and community achievements.

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Points of Light, June 2006




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