June 2015 Christian Fiction

June 2015 Releases in Christian Fiction

New Releases in Christian Fiction for June 2015 include 33 titles from Abingdon Press, Barbour Publishing, Bethany House Publishers, David C. Cook, Harvest House Publishers, Howard Books, Revell Books, River North, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Tyndale House Publishers, Zondervan Publishing and other publishing houses of CBA Trade fiction.

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June 2015 Christian Releases
June 2015 Christian Releases

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BEYOND THE ASHES by Karen Barnett (1 print copy – USA only)
BRIDES OF THE OLD WEST by Peggy Darty, Darlene Franklin, Sally Laity, Nancy Lavo, Kathleen Paul (1 print copy – USA only)
THE MIDWIFE’S TALE by Delia Parr (2 print copies – USA & CANADA only)
NOW AND FOREVER by Mary Connealy (2 print copies – USA & CANADA only)
HEARTS MADE WHOLE by Jody Hedlund (2 print copies – USA & CANADA only)
A WORTHY PURSUIT by Karen Witemeyer (2 print copies – USA & CANADA only)
LONDON TIDES by Carla Laureano (2 print copies – USA only)
A BLESSING FOR MIRIAM by Jerry S. Eicher (2 print copies – USA only)
DESPERATE MEASURES by Sandra Orchard (2 print copies – USA & CANADA only)
A PERFECT AMBITION by Dr. Kevin Leman & Jeff Nesbit (2 print copies – USA & CANADA only)

LOVE’S RESCUE by Christine Johnson (2 print copies – USA & CANADA only)
ONCE UPON A SUMMERTIME by Melody Carlson (2 print copies – USA & CANADA only)

A HEART’S BETRAYAL by Colleen Coble (1 print copy – USA only)
MARRIED ‘TIL MONDAY by Denise Hunter (1 print copy – USA only)
SIREN’S FURY by Mary Weber (1 print copy – USA only)
MURDER FRESHLY BAKED by Vannetta Chapman (1 print copy – USA only)
CAN’T BUY ME LOVE by Beth K. Vogt (1 Kindle copy – WORLDWIDE)

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Two Roads Home

(Chicory Inn #2)

Two Roads Home
Two Roads Home

Deborah Raney

  • Abingdon Press
  • Contemporary
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9781426770418

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Minor-but-nagging setbacks continue to sour Grant and Audrey Whitman’s initiation into the world of innkeeping, but larger challenges brew when an innocent flirtation leads to big trouble for the Whitmans’ son-in-law, Jesse.
Jesse Pennington’s friendly, outgoing personality has always served him well, especially in a career that has earned him and his wife Corinne a very comfortable lifestyle. But Corinne and Jesse are both restless—and for similar reasons, if only they could share those with each other. Instead, too many business trips and trumped-up charges of harassment from a disgruntled coworker threaten their marriage and possibly put their three precious daughters at risk.
With their life in disarray, God is tugging at their hearts to pursue other dreams. Can Corinne and Jesse pick up the pieces of what was once a wonderful life before it all crumbles beneath them?

Beyond the Ashes

(Golden Gate Chronicles #3)

Beyond the Ashes
Beyond the Ashes

Karen Barnett

  • Abingdon Press
  • Contemporary
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9781426781414

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Where better to rebuild and face one’s fears than in 1906 San Francisco, a city rising from the ashes? Ruby Marshall, a young widow, is certain she’ll discover new purpose assisting her brother Robert with his cancer research, but she doesn’t anticipate finding new love.
Dr. Gerald Larkspur dreams of filling his empty home with family, but he’d always hoped it would be a wife and children. In the aftermath of the great earthquake, the rooms are overflowing with extended family and friends left homeless by the disaster. When Robert’s widowed sister arrives, the close quarters seem close indeed.
Ruby and Gerald’s fledgling romance is put at risk when Gerald develops symptoms of the very disease they’re striving to cure. Together they must ask—is it worth a second chance at love when time might be short?

Undercover Bride

(Undercover Ladies #2)

Undercover Bride
Undercover Bride

Margaret Brownley

  • Barbour Publishing
  • Historical
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9781628366273

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Pinkerton detective Maggie Cartwright is tasked with going undercover as a mail order bride. Her “fiancé” is widower Garrett Thomas, aka the suspected Whistle-Stop Bandit. No sooner does Maggie arrive in Arizona Territory when she’s confronted with an early wedding date—the clock is ticking on her detective work or she may end up a criminal’s wife! As the day of the wedding draws near, Maggie begins to panic. The problem is that the more she gets to know Garrett and his two adorable children, the harder it is to keep up the deception. Can a man as kind and gentle as Garrett really be the Whistle-Stop Bandit?


Wild West Brides

(3-in-1 Collection)

Wild West Brides
Wild West Brides

Lori Copeland

  • Barbour Publishing
  • Historical
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9781634090377

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Hang on for a wild ride with the three Claxton brothers, Civil War veterans who take refuge in the untamed West, and the three stubborn women who challenge their ideas of justice and freedom. Cole meets Wynne as she is seeking revenge from his youngest brother. Beau is near death when nursed back to life by Charity. Cass is tricked into marrying Susanne. Each brother has met his match, but will they be too stubborn to recognize God’s hand in these unions?  Includes: The Peacemaker, The Drifter, and The Maverick.


Allison’s Journey

(Brides of Webster County #4)

[MASS-MARKET REPRINT]

Allison's Journey
Allison’s Journey

Wanda E. Brunstetter

  • Barbour Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9781630587413

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Allison Troyer is of marriageable age and needs to learn how to manage an Amish household. Can a girl who feels as faceless, purposeless, and neglected as her tattered Amish doll, find her way among strangers? James Esh likes what he sees when Allison Troyer walks into the barn. Will anything keep this brash young Amish man from stealing her affections? Aaron Zook has vowed never to lose his heart to another. Yet when James makes advances on Allison, Aaron can’t help but intercede. Can threads of faith and love unite tattered hearts?

Now available in mass makert size, Allison’s Journey is book 4 in the The Brides of Webster County series. Other books in the series include Going Home: Book 1, On Her Own: Book 2, Dear to Me: Book 3.


A Gentleman’s Kiss Romance Collection

{Nine Modern Romances with an Old-Fashioned Quality}

A Gentleman's Kiss
A Gentleman’s Kiss

Ginny Aiken, Kristin Billerbeck, Lynn A. Coleman, Peggy Darty, Rebecca Germany, Bev Huston, Yvonne Lehman, Gail Sattler, Pamela Kaye Tracy

  • Barbour Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • June  2015
  • ISBN: 9781630587116

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Are you ready for some good old-fashioned romance in a contemporary setting? Then you’ll enjoy these nine stories of modern women who are forced to slow down and take a new look at dating and romance when new men enter their lives. For some it will take vacation time, others will discover through music, while some need the gentle nudges from both God and Grandma. Delight in discovering how chivalry is not dead despite the stresses of today’s world.


Brides of the Old West

(Romance Collection)

Brides of the Old West
Brides of the Old West

Peggy Darty, Darlene Franklin, Sally Laity, Nancy Lavo, Kathleen Paul

  • Barbour Publishing
  • Historical
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9781630588861

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Ride along on five romantic adventures that play out on the great American frontier.

Stubborn young women are determined to survive their great challenges—despite the men who try to help. Suzanne must save the ranch. Blanche learns to captain a riverboat. Amanda pushes across the plains to Oregon. Deborah stands up to hostile enemies. Tildie must keep three children safe in the wilderness.

Will these challenges be their undoing or the start of something wonderful?


The Midwife’s Tale

(At Home in Trinity #1)

The Midwife's Tale
The Midwife’s Tale

Delia Parr

  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Historical
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780764217333

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Martha Cade comes from a long line of midwives who have served the families of Trinity, Pennsylvania, for generations. A widow with two grown children, she’s hopeful that her daughter will follow in her footsteps, but when Victoria runs off, Martha’s world is shattered.

Worse, a new doctor has arrived in town, threatening her job, and she can’t remember a time when her faith has been tested more. Still determined to do the work she knows God intended for her, Martha is unprepared for all that waits ahead. Whether it’s trying to stop a town scandal, mending broken relationships, or feeling the first whispers of an unexpected romance, she faces every trial and every opportunity with hope and faith.


Now & Forever

(Wild at Heart #2)

Now and Forever
Now and Forever

Mary Connealy

  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Historical
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780764211799

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Saddle up for romance and adventure with the Wilde sisters!

Shannon Wilde is the middle sister–and the one who loves animals. She’s established her own homestead and is raising sheep for their wool. Things are going fine…until Shannon gets swept over a cliff by Matthew Tucker!

Tucker seizes every opportunity to get away from civilization, but one particular walk in the woods ends with him sprinting away from an angry grizzly and plunging into a raging river, accidentally taking Shannon Wilde with him. Their adventure in the wilderness results in the solitary mountain man finding himself hitched to a young woman with a passel of relatives, a homestead, and a flock of sheep to care for.

As Tucker and Shannon learn to live with each other, strange things begin to happen on Shannon’s land. Someone clearly wants to drive her off, but whoever it is apparently didn’t count on Tucker. Trying to scare Matthew Tucker just makes him mad–and trying to hurt the woman he’s falling in love with sets off something even he never expected.


Hearts Made Whole

(Beacon of Hope #2)

Hearts Made Whole
Hearts Made Whole

Jody Hedlund

  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Historical
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780764212383

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1865
Windmill Point, Michigan

Can She Forgive the Hurting Man Who Costs Her the Role She Loves?

After her father’s death, Caroline Taylor has grown confident running the Windmill Point Lighthouse. But in 1865 Michigan, women aren’t supposed to have such roles, so it’s only a matter of time before the lighthouse inspector appoints a new keeper–even though Caroline has nowhere else to go and no other job available to her.

Ryan Chambers is a Civil War veteran still haunted by the horrors of battle. He’s secured the position of lighthouse keeper mostly for the isolation–the chance to hide from his past is appealing. He’s not expecting the current keeper to be a feisty and beautiful woman who’s angry with him for taking her job and for his inability to properly run the light. When his failings endanger others, he and Caroline realize he’s in no shape to run the lighthouse, but he’s unwilling to let anyone close enough to help. Caroline feels drawn to this wounded soul, but with both of them relying on that single position, can they look past their loss to a future filled with hope…and possibly love?


A Worthy Pursuit

(A Novel)

A Worthy Pursuit
A Worthy Pursuit

Karen Witemeyer

  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Historical
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780764212802

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A teacher on the run. A bounty hunter in pursuit. Can two enemies learn to trust each other before they both lose what they hold most dear?

Stone Hammond is the best tracker in Texas. He never comes home empty-handed. So when a wealthy railroad investor hires him to find his abducted granddaughter, Stone eagerly accepts.

Charlotte Atherton, former headmistress of Sullivan’s Academy for Exceptional Youths, will do anything to keep her charges safe, especially the orphaned girl entrusted to her care. Charlotte promised Lily’s mother she’d keep the girl away from her unscrupulous grandfather, and nothing will stop Charlotte from fulfilling that pledge. Not even the handsome bounty hunter with surprisingly honest eyes who comes looking for them.

When Miss Atherton produces documentation that shows her to be Lily’s legal guardian, Stone must reevaluate everything he’s been led to believe. Is she villain or victim?

Then a new danger forces Charlotte to trust the man sent to destroy her. Stone vows to protect what he once sought to tear apart. Besides, he’s ready to start a new pursuit: winning Charlotte’s heart.


Obsessed

(A Novel)

Obsessed
Obsessed

[MASS-MARKET EDITION]

Ted Dekker

  • Center Street
  • Contemporary
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9781599953168

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Stephen Friedman is making a good living in good times. He’s just an ordinary guy. Or so he thinks.

But one day an extraordinary piece of information tells him differently. It’s a clue from the grave of a Holocaust survivor. A clue that makes him heir to an incredible fortune . . . a clue that only he and one other man can possibly understand.

That man is Roth Braun, a serial killer who has been waiting for Stephen for thirty years. Roth was stopped once before. This time nothing will get in his way.

Known worldwide for page-turning, adrenaline-laced thrillers, Dekker raises the stakes in this story of passion, revenge, and an all-consuming obsession for the ultimate treasure.


London Tides

(MacDonald Family Trilogy #2)

London Tides
London Tides

Carla Laureano

  • David C Cook
  • Contemporary
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9781434708229

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Irish photojournalist Grace Brennan travels the world’s war zones documenting the helpless and forgotten. After the death of her friend and colleague, Grace is shaken.

She returns to London hoping to rekindle the spark with the only man she ever loved—Scottish businessman Ian MacDonald. But he gave up his championship rowing career and dreams of Olympic gold years ago for Grace … only for her to choose career over him. Will life’s tides bring them back together … or tear them apart for good this time?


Justified

(Mended Hearts #2)

Justified
Justified

Varina Denman

  • David C Cook
  • Contemporary
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780781412162

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In a small Texas town ruled by gossip, Fawn Blaylock believes others are justified in condemning her untimely pregnancy. Stifled by guilt, she yearns for grace while the local football coach treats her with gentle respect.

Justified perfectly captures the rhythm and romance of life in a small town, telling the unforgettable story of a woman searching for renewal, a man looking beyond what others see, and a community torn between judgment and love. It is the unforgettable story of broken dreams, second chances, and relentless hope.


A Flying Affair

(A Novel)

A Flying Affair
A Flying Affair

Carla Stewart

  • FaithWords
  • Historical
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9781455549993

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Ever since Mittie Humphreys agreed to join dashing barnstorming pilot Ames for a joyride in his airplane, her lifelong love of horses has been surpassed by one thing–a longing for the skies. It seems she’s not the only one–with Charles Lindbergh making his victory tour in the Spirit of St. Louis, aviation fever is spreading across the country. Mittie knows flying is the perfect focus for the soaring ambition and taste for adventure within her, and whenever she can slip away from her duties on her family’s prosperous Kentucky horse farm, she heads to the airfield.

Considering their shared passion, it’s no surprise that Ames begins to vie for Mittie’s time. But when handsome British aviator Bobby York offers her flying lessons, he is equally surprised-and beguiled-by Mittie’s grit and talent. Driven to succeed, Mittie will do whatever it takes to compete in the Women’s National Air Derby alongside Amelia Earhart. But when Calista “Peach” Gilson, a charming Southern belle, becomes her rival both professionally and in love, Mittie must learn how to navigate her heart’s romantic longings as well as the skies.


A Blessing for Miriam

(Land of Promise #2)

A Blessing for Miriam
A Blessing for Miriam

Jerry S. Eicher

  • Harvest House Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780736958813

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In the second book of bestselling author Jerry S. Eicher’s new Land of Promise series, Miriam Yoder is looking forward to her wedding day with Wayne Yutzy. But when beautiful Esther Swartz arrives to care for her ailing grandmother, Miriam is wary of Wayne’s past relationship with Esther.

When storms rip through the small Amish community in Oklahoma, Miriam’s daett arrives to help in the rebuilding efforts. Under pressure from Miriam’s daett the relationship with Wayne is upended, leaving Miriam to wonder if she must now build her new life as a single Amish woman.


Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor

(A Novel)

Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor
Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor

Melanie Dobson

  • Howard Books
  • Contemporary/Historical
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9781476746142

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When Heather Toulson returns to her parents’ cottage in the English countryside, she uncovers long-hidden secrets about her family history and stumbles onto the truth about a sixty-year-old murder.

Libby, a free spirit who can’t be tamed by her parents, finds solace with her neighbor Oliver, the son of Lord Croft of Ladenbrooke Manor. Libby finds herself pregnant and alone when her father kicks her out and Oliver mysteriously drowns in a nearby river. Though theories spread across the English countryside, no one is ever held responsible for Oliver’s death.

Sixty years later, Heather Toulson, returning to her family’s cottage in the shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor, is filled with mixed emotions. She’s mourning her father’s passing but can’t let go of the anger and resentment over their strained relationship. Adding to her confusion, Heather has an uneasy reunion with her first love, all while sorting through her family’s belongings left behind in the cottage. What she uncovers will change everything she thought she knew about her family’s history.

Award-winning author Melanie Dobson seamlessly weaves the past and present together, fluidly unraveling the decades-old mystery and reveals how the characters are connected in shocking ways.

Set in a charming world of thatched cottages, lush gardens, and lovely summer evenings, this romantic and historical mystery brings to light the secrets and heartaches that have divided a family for generations.


Crazy Little Thing Called Love

(Destination Wedding Series #1)

Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Beth K. Vogt

  • Howard Books
  • Contemporary
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9781476789781

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Wedding bells and storm clouds collide in the first engaging novel in a brand-new series about destination weddings, the power of love, and the possible mishaps and missteps that happen on a couple’s journey down the aisle to “I do.”

Paramedic Vanessa Hollister has put her adolescence behind her, including the unwanted label of being the new kid in town over and over again, thanks to her father’s military career. She’s overcome what her mother called “the biggest mistake of her life” and is planning an elegant destination wedding in Destin, Florida with her new fiancé. But will the reappearance of her first husband from her what-were-you-thinking teenage elopement disrupt her dream of an idyllic beach wedding?

As a professional storm chaser, Logan Hollister is used to taking risks. However, a reckless decision during the last tornado season has him questioning the future of his team, the Stormmeisters. Coming face to face with his ex-wife eight years after their divorce compels him to confront his greatest regret: losing Vanessa. Does their past give him the right to interfere with her future?

A fast-moving, powerful hurricane throws Vanessa and Logan together as they evacuate to a storm shelter along with other residents of the Florida Gulf Coast. Forced to spend time together, the pair battles unexpected renewed feelings for each other.

Vanessa and Logan are faced with a choice: Should they accept, once and for all, their teenage marital mistake? Or is God offering them a second chance at happily ever after?

Can’t Buy Me Love

(Destination Wedding Prequel)

Beth K. Vogt

Can't Buy Me Love
Can’t Buy Me Love

In this e-novella kicking off the brand-new Destination Wedding series, Bellamy, a bride-to-be who dreams of a one-of-a-kind Manhattan wedding, gets caught up in all the planning, and things quickly spin out of control.

What is the true cost of an ultimate uptown wedding?

Bellamy grew up in a large, boisterous family. The Hillmans may not have had it all, but Bellamy learned how to stretch a dollar and make it look like she did. Now she’s marrying Reid Stanton, the man of her dreams. While planning their one-of-a-kind Manhattan destination wedding, Bellamy gets caught up in all things Pinterest. It starts out simply enough with a “Save the Date Destination Wedding” board. Then it’s the “Destination Wedding Dresses” and “Invitations” boards. As her ideas multiply, so does the cost of the wedding.

Before she realizes it, all her creative planning has decimated the budget. Can Bellamy make things right, or will the cost of the ultimate wedding be losing the man she loves?

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Second Chances

(The Amish Classics #3)

Second Chances
Second Chances

Sarah Price

  • Realms
  • Contemporary
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9781629982397

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At twenty-five years of age, Anna Eicher has never married. When she was seventeen, her parents convinced her to break off her courtship with Freman Whittmore, the youngest son in the Whittmore family and her best friend. Afterward, a distraught Freman moved away from Lancaster County.

Eight years later Freman has returned to visit his sister, who is renting the Eichers’ house for the winter. Now the owner of the largest dairy farm in his church district, Freman has neither married—nor forgiven Anna.

Although he begins courting someone else, Anna hopes to convince him that she has never stopped loving him. Will Freman be persuaded to forgive Anna and open his heart again?


Love’s Rescue

(Keys of Promise #1)

Love's Rescue
Love’s Rescue

Christine Johnson

  • Revell Books
  • Historical
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780800723507

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When her mother dies, Elizabeth Benjamin heads home to Key West, determined to transform herself into the perfect Southern belle her parents always wished her to be. But nothing goes according to plan. Her crippled brother resents her, the servants do not obey her, and Rourke O’Malley, the dashing man she vowed to forget, refuses to relinquish his hold on her heart. Worst of all, it becomes painfully obvious that her father is not the upright man he appears to be.

As family secrets come to light, Elizabeth is faced with a difficult choice: to do her duty and abandon her dreams, or to leave her life of privilege behind to chase the man her father sees as little better than a pirate.

From the first emotional page, author Christine Johnson throws readers into a world of impossible choices, hidden desires, and heart-melting romance in the steamy south. Readers will cheer for Elizabeth and Rourke as they battle the odds and the elements to secure their future.


Desperate Measures

(Port Aster #3)

Desperate Measures
Desperate Measures

Sandra Orchard

  • Revell Books
  • Contemporary
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780800722241

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Researcher Kate Adams has finally pinpointed the medicinal plant responsible for tearing her family apart. She’s certain that discovering its secrets is her only hope of solving the mystery surrounding the disappearance of her father. Kate will risk anything to find the truth–even her budding relationship with Detective Tom Parker. But more people than she can fathom are after the plants and going it alone just might prove to be a fatal mistake.

Award-winning author Sandra Orchard pulls out all the stops in this breakneck and breathtaking conclusion to the Port Aster series. Fans will not be disappointed by the surprises they find inside.


A Perfect Ambition

(The Worthington Destiny #1)

A Perfect Ambition
A Perfect Ambition

Dr. Kevin Leman & Jeff Nesbit

  • Revell Books
  • Contemporary
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780800723323

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As the firstborn son of an old and powerful family, William Jennings Worthington VI knows what it’s like to be under pressure. Groomed from birth with the relentless message that he was destined for greatness, Will has always pushed himself to succeed–nearly as much as his never-satisfied financial tycoon father pushes him. Becoming CEO of his company seems the next logical step on the success ladder. But when circumstances turn, Will finds himself staring down a road that leads to Capitol Hill. Can he trade the board room for the Senate floor? Or will a closetful of family secrets keep him from his destiny?

Bestselling author, psychologist, and birth order expert Dr. Kevin Leman teams up with novelist and journalist Jeff Nesbit for this compelling new series. In a culture that can’t get enough of political intrigue and sneak peeks inside powerful families, this book is sure to find a ready audience.


Once Upon a Summertime

(Follow Your Heart #1)

Once Upon a Summertime
Once Upon a Summertime

Melody Carlson

  • Revell Books
  • Contemporary
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780800723576

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Managing the Value Lodge in her hometown was not what Anna Gordon had in mind when she set out in the hospitality industry. But it’s a safe choice for a woman whose childhood was anything but stable. Out of the blue, she gets a once-in-a-lifetime chance to reinvent herself by moving to New York City, where she hopes for a management position at a stylish new boutique hotel. The big city is full of surprises–not the least of which is Sean O’Neil. Her childhood crush has applied for the very same position!

Sweet, romantic, and endlessly entertaining, this romp through the storied streets of New York City will enchant readers. Melody Carlson has created characters so charming that readers will long to meet them in the lobby of the stunning Rothsberg Hotel.


Summer’s List

(A Novel)

Summer's List
Summer’s List

Anita Higman

  • River North
  • Contemporary
  • June 2015
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A dying wish alters the course of a young woman’s life.

Life hadn’t been easy for Summer Snow. In acts of selflessness-caring for her ailing parents and running her grandmother’s bookstore-she had forfeited her youth and dreams for the needs of others. And the only tries she had at love… didn’t turn out. She had the bookstore, she had her beloved granny, but she was missing something-or someone.

Opportunity strikes when Granny sends Summer on an unexpected adventure with one Martin Langtree, a kind but gangly young man from Summer’s past. A childhood friendship is rekindled, a romance is sparked, and mysteries are solved in one magical Texas summer. Will Summer strike out on love again, or will things finally go her way?

With lovable characters and surprising twists, Summer’s List is a simple delight.


Married ’til Monday

(Chapel Springs #4)

Married 'til Monday
Married ’til Monday

Denise Hunter

  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9781401687069

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With a big anniversary party in the works for his ex-wife’s parents, Ryan has just one weekend to play Abby’s husband . . . and win back the woman of his dreams.

Ryan McKinley has tried to move on from his ex-wife, Abby. He’s sulked, he’s gotten angry, and ultimately he bought her dream house. Big mistake. Living alone in the massive two-story has only made him miss her more. When her parents call him out of the blue about their anniversary party in Summer Harbor, Maine, Ryan believes God has dropped a golden opportunity straight in his lap.

Abby McKinley never exactly told her parents about the divorce. A strained relationship with her dad has culminated in a distant relationship with her parents, but she’s finally succumbed to her mom’s pressure to make the drive for their 35th-anniversary party.

Then Ryan shows up on her doorstep, looking as handsome as ever. When he insists he’s going to Summer Harbor, with or without her, Abby knows she can’t say no. Her parents still think they’re married and now Ryan knows it too. It’s just a one-week road trip with the man who broke her heart. What could possibly go wrong?


Siren’s Fury

(The Storm Siren Trilogy #2)

9781401690373Mary Weber

  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Speculative
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9781401690373

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“I thrust my hand toward the sky as my voice begs the Elemental inside me to waken and rise. But it’s no use. The curse I’ve spent my entire life abhorring—the thing I trained so hard to control—no longer exists.”

Nym risked her life to save Faelen, her homeland, from a losing war, only to discover that the shapeshifter Draewulf has stolen everything she holds dear. But when the repulsive monster robs Nym of her storm-summoning abilities as well, the beautiful Elemental realizes her war is only just beginning.

Now powerless to control the elements that once emboldened her, Nym stows away on an airship traveling to the metallic kingdom of Bron. She must stop Draewulf. But the horrors he’s brought to life and the secrets of Bron are more than Nym bargained for. Then the disturbing Lord Myles tempts her with new powers that could destroy the monster, and Nym must decide whether she can compromise in the name of good even if it costs her very soul.

As she navigates the stark industrial cityscape of Bron, Nym is faced with an impossible choice: change the future with one slice of a blade . . . or sacrifice the entire kingdom for the one thing her heart just can’t let go.


A Heart’s Betrayal

(Journey of the Heart #3)

A Heart's Betrayal
A Heart’s Betrayal

Colleen Coble

  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Historical
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780529103437

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Emmie finds shelter in the arms of a soldier, but her secret could drive them apart.

When Emmie Croftner answered the door to her late husband’s home, she discovered an awful truth: her deceased husband was a bigamist. And what’s more, the home she thought she inherited never belonged to her at all.

Suddenly displaced, powerless, and ashamed, Emmie can’t stay in Wabash, Indiana. She makes a hopeful start for Fort Laramie, Wyoming, to find her friend Sarah Montgomery and a new beginning. But when she arrives, she discovers she’s pregnant—and without a husband. The new start she’d hoped for slips from her fingers.

But then she meets Isaac Liddle, a handsome soldier with a kind heart. When he begins to court her, Emmie wonders whether she could ever really be his—and whether she dares to tell him she is carrying another man’s baby.


Five Brides

(A Novel)

Five Brides
Five Brides

Eva Marie Everson

  • Tyndale House Publishers
  • Historical
  • June 2015
  • ISBN:

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One dress, five women, a lifetime of memories.
Five single, fiercely independent women live together in a Chicago apartment in the early 1950s but rarely see one another. One Saturday afternoon, as they are serendipitously together downtown, they spy a wedding dress in a storefront window at the famous Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. After trying it on—much to the dismay of the salesclerk and without a single boyfriend or date between the five of them—they decide to pool their money to purchase it. Can one dress forever connect five women who live together only a short time before taking their own journeys to love and whatever comes happily ever after?


Centralia

(A Novel)

Centralia
Centralia

Mike Delloso

  • Tyndale House Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9781414390413

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Peter Ryan wakes up on a typical morning only to find his house empty, his wife and daughter nowhere to be found. His world is shattered after a phone call to a friend confirms the impossible: his wife and daughter died in a car accident he does not remember. Haunted by faint memories and flashes of details, Peter becomes convinced that something isn’t right and begins to question reality.

When he discovers a note in his daughter’s handwriting, strange memories begin to surface that cause him to second-guess nearly everything he once believed. Suddenly armed men show up at Peter’s home, turning the mysterious puzzle of his past into a dangerous game of cat and mouse. On the run and unsure whom to trust, Peter has to discover what’s real and what isn’t . . . before he loses everything.


Drawing Fire

(Cold Case Justice #1)

Drawing Fire
Drawing Fire

Janice Cantore

  • Tyndale House Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9781414396682

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One case from her past defines homicide detective Abby Hart.

With a possible serial killer stalking elderly women in Long Beach, California, Abby’s best lead is Luke Murphy, an irritating private investigator who saw a suspect flee the scene of the latest homicide. When Abby discovers that the most recent victim is related to the governor, she’s anxious to talk to him about a cold case that’s personal to her—one Luke is interested in as well.

As she learns more about the restaurant fire that took her parents’ lives years ago, Abby discovers why Luke is so invested in finding the ones responsible. The more they uncover, though, the more questions they have. Can Abby find peace without having all the answers?


Murder Freshly Baked

(Amish Village Mystery #3)

Murder Freshly Baked
Murder Freshly Baked

Vannetta Chapman

  • Zondervan Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780310322177

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When delicious baked goods become lethal, a trail of poetry leads to a sweet-toothed killer.

Don’t taste it / Don’t share it /Just throw it away / If you try my bakery pie / You won’t live to see another day.

The Amish Artisan Village of Middlebury, Indiana, might be the last place you would ever expect to find a murderer. But Amber has been managing the Village for decades and there’s nothing she hasn’t seen. Or so she thought.

When poetic notes begin appearing around the bakery, warning that some of the pies have been poisoned, Amber is as confused as she is concerned. Who poisons pies? And more to the point, who leaves poems of warning after they’ve done it? When Amber decides to help the police track down the sweet-toothed saboteur, she enlists Hannah Troyer for another round of Amish-style detective work.

Can Amber and Hannah help the police before the Poison Poet strikes? Both women will need to draw on their faith to preserve the peaceful community they’ve built in Middlebury . . . and to protect the girls who work in the Amish Artisan Village.


A Place of Peace

(Kauffman Amish Bakery #3)

A Place of Peace
A Place of Peace

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Amy Clipston

  • Zondervan Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • June 2015
  • ISBN:

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Miriam Lapp must return to the Amish community of her youth to say goodbye. But goodbye is sometimes easier said than done.

When Miriam Lapp left the Amish community of Bird-in-Hand three years ago, she put the past behind her. But when her sister calls with news that their mother has died suddenly, Miriam swallows her pride one last time and travels back to Pennsylvania.

Miriam’s resolve to stay aloof from the Amish community falters when she learns that the rumors that broke up her engagement with Timothy Kauffman years ago were lies. Could it be that she threw away a chance at life and love, all for nothing? If Timothy weren’t already engaged to marry another woman, maybe they could rekindle their love, but Miriam realizes the past is past. She would never do to Timothy’s f iancée what was done to her. She returns to Indiana hurting, but knowing she did the right thing.

When Miri am’s family calls on her for help, she once again steps up to the task, knowing her sacrif ice will yield her no personal gain. But it turns out that peace often surpasses our understanding, and love finds us in the most unlikely of circumstances.


The Baxters Take Two

(Above the Line #2)

The Baxters Take Two
The Baxters Take Two

[REPRINT]

Karen Kingsbury

  • Zondervan Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780310342595

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Will the price of fame be worth the cost?

Filmmakers Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison have completed their first feature film, and Hollywood is buzzing with the news. In the wake of that excitement, the producers acquire rights to a novel that has all the ingredients they want for their next project. At the same time they cross paths with a well-connected player who introduces them to the right people, and suddenly every studio in town wants to talk to Chase and Keith.

The producers’ dreams are on the verge of coming true, but Chase’s marriage is strained and Keith’s daughter—Andi Ellison—is making questionable choices in her quest for stardom. The producers are gaining respect and are on the verge of truly changing culture through the power of film—but is the change worth the cost?


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THE MIDWIFE’S TALE by Delia Parr (2 print copies – USA & CANADA only)
NOW AND FOREVER by Mary Connealy (2 print copies – USA & CANADA only)
HEARTS MADE WHOLE by Jody Hedlund (2 print copies – USA & CANADA only)
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