March 2015 Christian Fiction

March 2015 Releases in Christian Fiction

New Releases in Christian Fiction for March 2015 include 38 titles from Abingdon Press, Barbour Publishing, Bethany House Publishers, David C Cook, Harvest House Publishers, Howard Books, Revell Books, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Tyndale House Publishers, WaterBrook Multnomah, Zondervan Publishing and other publishing houses of CBA Trade fiction.

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March 2015 Christian Fiction
March 2015 Christian Fiction

Simply comment at the end of the blog post on which titles you would love to read the most and you can enter the Rafflecopter draw.

Contest entries close Sunday March 22 NZDT.

Be in to win a copy of one of the following:

ON A RING AND A PRAYER by Sandra D. Bricker (2 print copies – USA only)
HAND ME DOWN HUSBAND by Rosanna Huffman (2 print copies – USA only)
CONVERSATIONS WITH SAINT BERNARD by Jim Kraus (2 print copies – USA only)

A HARVEST OF HOPE by Lauraine Snelling (2 print copies – USA & CANADA only)
THE LOVE LETTERS by Beverly Lewis (2 print copies – USA & CANADA only)
AFTER A FASHION by Jen Turano (2 print copies – USA & CANADA only)
DAUNTLESS by Dina Sleiman (2 print copies – USA & CANADA only)
MY HEART STOOD STILL by Lori Copeland (2 print copies – USA only)
NOWHERE TO HIDE by Sigmund Brouwer (2 print copies – USA only)
ANNA’S CROSSING by Suzanne Woods Fisher (2 print copies – USA & CANADA only)
A FAITH OF HER OWN by Kathleen Fuller (1 print copy – USA only)
A HEART’S DISGUISE by Colleen Coble (1 print copy – USA only)
HOSTAGE RUN by Andrew Klavan (1 print copy – USA only)
ONE LAST THING by Rebecca St. James & Nancy Rue (1 print copy – USA only)
LETHAL BEAUTY by Lis Weihl & April Henry (1 print copy – USA only)
SPRING BRIDES by Rachel Hauck, Lenora Worth, Meg Moseley (1 print copy – USA only)
SEASON OF FIRE by Lisa T. Bergren (1 print copy – USA only)
AN UNCERTAIN CHOICE by Jody Hedlund (1 print copy – USA only)
UNLOCKED by Karen Kingsbury (1 print copy – USA only)

IN TUNE WITH LOVE by Amy Matayo (1 Kindle copy – WORLDWIDE)

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On a Ring and a Prayer

(Jessie Stanton #1)

On a Ring and a Prayer
On a Ring and a Prayer

Sandra D. Bricker

  • Abingdon Press
  • Contemporary
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781426711602

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Twelve years of marriage, 4,000 square feet of dream house, and a handsome husband. Jessie Stanton has it all… until one fateful afternoon when she notices her BMW bouncing by the window behind a tow truck. Her husband has gone, and he’s taken it all.

The whirling tornado that cuts down the life she’s built drops Jessie onto the sandy beach of Malibu with a thud, penniless and alone. When all she’s left with are the designer labels in her closet and the dreamy Neil Lane rock on her finger, Jessie tries to make ends meet by pawning her prized ring to fund a new business venture: a small shop where her designer duds and shimmering accessories are temporarily leased out to Southern California women with champagne tastes but root beer realities. As Jessie tries to rebuild, she realizes she can’t move on, not without answers. Reluctantly, Jessie turns to beach bum/private investigator Danny Callahan for help. But is she staking her future success and happiness…on a ring and a prayer?

 


Hand Me Down Husband

(A Novel)

Hand Me Down Husband
Hand Me Down Husband

Rosanna Huffman

  • Abingdon Press
  • Contemporary
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781426770289

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High school teacher Suzanne Bloomer has buried herself in her job at New Vision Christian School in Farmersburg, Ohio. But she’s none too pleased when widower Mitch Sanderson leaves his fields mid-harvest to fill a teacher/principal position at the school. She knows better than to trust a Sanderson, and she’s determined not to be tricked by one again.

When Mitch’s persistent kindness starts to confuse Suzanne’s feelings for him, she remembers that she is even less interested in a hand-me-down husband than she is in wearing secondhand clothing. Neither has Mitch forgotten his late wife’s plea that he never remarry. His children certainly haven’t. Will their faith in God and trust in each other be enough to overcome the odds and build a life together?

 


Conversations with Saint Bernard

(A Novel)

Conversations with Saint Bernard
Conversations with Saint Bernard

Jim Kraus

  • Abingdon Press
  • Contemporary
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781630889272

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George Gibson is determined to check off the last item on his bucket list: a trip across America. He hops in his RV to visit – and sketch – the buildings and places across America that he and his wife never got to see. When his daughter learns of a young boy forced to give up a beloved Saint Bernard named Lewis, she suggests George adopt the animal as a traveling companion. The dog even fits perfectly in the sidecar of George’s Vespa motor scooter.

As George warms to his travel mate, he begins talking to Lewis, sharing stories from his life and his unrealized dreams. Along the way, Lewis seems to attract people and make instant friends with the quirky and charming, funny and odd people who cross their path.

Could it be that his new friends – and this strange dog – will help George to finally confront the secret he’s been hiding? Can Lewis’s devotion to the truth be enough to save George from himself?

 


The Decision

(The Prairie State Friends #1)

The Decision
The Decision

Wanda E. Brunstetter

  • Barbour Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781616260880

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Sometimes Jonah feels he must be unlovable . . .

By a strange turn of events Jonah Miller was left at the altar by the love of his life back home in Pennsylvania. Seeking to leave heartbreak behind, he moves to Illinois to build a new life, settling into the Amish community of Arthur, as a buggy maker.

The move is working well for the good-hearted Jonah, especially after he meets Elaine Schrock, who hosts Amish dinners with her grandmother in their home in the picturesque little town. But when Elaine’s grandfather suddenly dies, and her beloved grandmother — her only living relative — slips into dementia, Elaine must decide between her growing love for Jonah and her determination to provide loving care for her grandmother. The demands on her time and energy are overwhelming; Elaine worries that she can’t meet her caregiving demands and still be the kind of wife Jonah deserves.

Jonah offers to help Elaine — so do her friends, Leah and Priscilla, but still Elaine has a heartbreaking decision to make. What does the future hold for her — and what for this gentle man, Jonah?

 


The Outlaw Takes a Bride

(A Novel)

The Outlaw Takes a Bride
The Outlaw Takes a Bride

Susan Page Davis

  • Barbour Publishing
  • Historical
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781630582593

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Johnny Paynter flees Denver to escape being hanged for a murder he didn’t commit. At his brother’s ranch in Texas, where he thought he could take refuge, he finds his brother, Mark—dead. Taking advantage of his strong resemblance to his brother, Johnny assumes Mark’s identity. Soon Johnny discovers that Mark had been corresponding with a widow named Sally in St. Louis, and she’s en route to be a mail-order bride to Mark. Seeing no other option, Johnny makes a fateful decision to go through with the wedding, posing as his brother. But Sally has secrets she’s hiding, too. How will a marriage survive with so much deception?

 


Going Home

(Brides of Webster County #1)

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Going Home
Going Home

Wanda E. Brunstetter

  • Barbour Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781630587123

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Fans of Wanda E. Brunstetter will enjoy revisiting this favorite series of four inspirational romances set in Webster County Missouri.

Faith Stutzman Andrews left the Amish community ten years ago to pursue her dreams. Now widowed, she returns to her parents’ home with her six-year-old daughter in tow.

Which dream will Faith ultimately choose—that of having the career she’s always wanted or the family she’s never really had?

 


8 Weddings and a Miracle Romance Collection

{9 Contemporary Romances Need a Little Divine Intervention}

8 Weddings and a Miracle Romance Collection
8 Weddings and a Miracle Romance Collection

Janet Lee Barton, Lena Nelson Dooley, Nancy J. Farrier, Pamela Griffin, Diann Hunt, Loree Lough, Tracie Peterson, Sandra Petit & Gail Sattler

  • Barbour Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781616265465

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Weather the storms of life alongside nine modern couples who hope to make it to the altar—someday. Be it a meeting in the wrong place at the right time, an accident that opens hardened hearts, or weather that seems to blow things off course, sometimes love needs a little divine intervention.

Penned by an exclusive selection of Christian fiction authors—including Tracie Peterson—this collection of nine romances will become an instant favorite.

 


The Song of the River Trilogy

(Song of the River)

The Song of the River Trilogy
The Song of the River Trilogy

Diane T. Ashley & Aaron McCarver

  • Barbour Publishing
  • Historical
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781630584559

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Ride the Mississippi River alongside the three Anderson sisters whose lives are closely tied to the riverboats even while their hearts soar with big dreams.

Lily seeks her independence by investing in a riverboat enterprise. Camellia enters finishing school just as war breaks out and two men via for her attention. Jasmine pursues fame as a showboat entertainer, but lands in grave danger.

Revel in the historically rich detail of three stories penned by a Mississippi based author team. Includes: Lily, Camellia, and Jasmine

 


The Hometown Texas Girl Trilogy

(Hometown Texas Girl)

The Hometown Texas Girl Trilogy
The Hometown Texas Girl Trilogy

Sharon McAnear

  • Barbour Publishing
  • Historical
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781630587130

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Transport yourself back to the turbulent 1960s alongside Jemmabeth Forrester as she comes into adulthood in the West Texas Panhandle. She has always been a good girl, but she is not afraid to learn from a truckload of mistakes.

As the Vietnam War begins and romance plays tug of war, Jemma will hear advice from many of Chillaton’s colorful citizens, but in the end, she’ll have to work out her own faith and choose her own path. 

 


A Harvest of Hope

(Song of Blessing #2)

A Harvest of Hope
A Harvest of Hope

Lauraine Snelling

  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Historical
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780764211058

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Miriam Hastings has her future plans in place…
But Trygve Knutson is intent on changing them.

Just a few short weeks into her year-long training at the Blessing Hospital, Miriam Hastings is called home to Chicago, where her mother is gravely ill. With siblings to care for, Miriam pleads to be allowed to finish her training in Chicago. Her nursing supervisor grants her a brief reprieve but extracts a promise that Miriam will return to Blessing and fulfill her one-year commitment.

While in Chicago, Miriam has tried to get Trygve Knutson and Blessing out of her mind, but his letters make that impossible. Trygve is busy building a house, hoping he can convince Miriam to return to North Dakota and marry him. Torn between Trygve’s love and her family’s needs, she doesn’t know what to do.

When Miriam finally returns to Blessing, she buries herself in her work. But no matter how hard she tries to put it off, she has some life-changing decisions to make about her future, her family… and the man who is never far from her thoughts.

What will it take to convince her to stay?

 


The Love Letters

(A Novel)

The Love Letters
The Love Letters

Beverly Lewis

  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780764212468

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Marlena needed time to let things sink in. It was beyond her how all this could possibly work out–adding the care of an infant to her daily routine. Fortunately, it would just be until Luella returned home from the hospital and was stronger.
No more than a couple weeks, surely.

Marlena Wenger’s life takes an unexpected turn on the day she learns she must care for her estranged sister’s baby. Spending the summer in Brownstown, Pennsylvania, to assist her Mennonite grandmother, and miles from Marlena’s Old Order Amish beau, she feels out of her element in nearly every respect. Yet Marlena determines to do her best and stay focused on her future, even as those hopes become drastically altered.

 


After a Fashion

(A Class of Their Own #1)

After a Fashion
After a Fashion

Jen Turano

  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Historical
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780764212758

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Miss Harriet Peabody dreams of the day she can open up a shop selling refashioned gowns to independent working women like herself. Unfortunately, when an errand for her millinery shop job goes sadly awry due to a difficult customer, she finds herself out of an income.

Mr. Oliver Addleshaw is on the verge of his biggest business deal yet when he learns his potential partner prefers to deal with men who are settled down and wed. When Oliver witnesses his ex not-quite-fiance cause the hapless Harriet to lose her job, he tries to make it up to her by enlisting her help in making a good impression on his business partner.

Harriet quickly finds her love of fashion can’t make her fashionable. She’ll never truly fit into Oliver’s world, but just as she’s ready to call off the fake relationship, fancy dinners, and elegant balls, a threat from her past forces both Oliver and Harriet to discover that love can come in the most surprising packages.

 


Dauntless

(Valiant Hearts #1)

Dauntless
Dauntless

Dina Sleiman

  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Historical
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780764213120

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Where Legend and History Collide,
One Young Woman Will Fight for the Innocent

Born a baron’s daughter, Lady Merry Ellison is now an enemy of the throne after her father’s failed assassination attempt upon the king. Bold and uniquely skilled, she is willing to go to any lengths to protect the orphaned children of her former village–a group that becomes known as “The Ghosts of Farthingale Forest.” Merry finds her charge more difficult as their growing notoriety brings increasing trouble their way.
Timothy Grey, ninth child of the Baron of Greyham, longs to perform some feat so legendary that he will rise from obscurity and earn a title of his own. When the Ghosts of Farthingale Forest are spotted in Wyndeshire, where he serves as assistant to the local earl, he might have found his chance. But when he comes face-to-face with the leader of the thieves, he’s forced to reexamine everything he’s known.

 


Jaded

(A Novel)

Jaded
Jaded

Varina Denman

  • David C Cook
  • Contemporary
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781434708373

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As a child, Ruthie was shunned by the local congregation. Thirteen years later, Ruthie’s heart begins to stir when an attractive single preacher arrives. But their relationship is bitterly opposed—unearthing a string of secrets which threaten to turn the church, the town, and her world upside-down.

Jaded is the rare novel that is both love story between a woman and man … and God and His church. Plunging deep into the waters of shame, forgiveness and restoration, it will resonate with every woman who’s experienced a loss of heart … and a thirst for hope.

 


Then Sings My Soul

(A Novel)

Then Sings My Soul
Then Sings My Soul

Amy K. Sorrells

  • David C Cook
  • Contemporary/Historical
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781434705457

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When Nel Stewart returns home due to the sudden death of her mother, she realizes her beloved father, Jakob, is struggling with dementia.

With the reappearance of a high-school sweetheart, deliveries from Ukraine addressed to her, and the discovery of a mysterious, vintage aquamarine gemstone, Nel senses God is pulling her into the past to restore their faith and their futures. Told partially through Jakob’s flashbacks of fleeing genocide-ridden eastern Europe at the turn of the twentieth century, the novel combines elements of mystery, history, faith and romance to reveal how God redeems the broken years … and our future.

 


Daughter of the Regiment

(A Novel)

Daughter of the Regiment
Daughter of the Regiment

Stephanie Grace Whitson

  • FaithWords
  • Historical
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781455529032

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Irish immigrant Maggie Malone wants no part of the war. She’d rather let “the Americans” settle their differences-until her brothers join Missouri’s Union Irish Brigade, and one of their names appears on a list of injured soldiers.Desperate for news, Maggie heads for Boonville, where the Federal army is camped. There she captures the attention of Sergeant John Coulter. When circumstances force Maggie to remain with the brigade, she discovers how capable she is of helping the men she comes to think of as “her boys.” And while she doesn’t see herself as someone a man would court, John Coulter is determined to convince her otherwise.As the mistress of her brother’s Missouri plantation, Elizabeth Blair has learned to play her part as the perfect hostess-and not to question her brother Walker’s business affairs. When Walker helps organize the Wildwood Guard for the Confederacy, and offers his plantation as the Center of Operations, Libbie must gracefully manage a house with officers in residence and soldiers camped on the lawn. As the war draws ever closer to her doorstep, she must also find a way to protect the people who depend on her.

Despite being neighbors, Maggie and Libbie have led such different lives that they barely know one another-until war brings them together, and each woman discovers that both friendship and love can come from the unlikeliest of places.

 


My Heart Stood Still

(Sequel to Sisters of Mercy Flats)

My Heart Stood Still
My Heart Stood Still

Lori Copeland

  • Harvest House Publishers
  • Historical
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780736961677

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From bestselling author Lori Copeland (more than 3 million books in print) comes the inspiring sequel to Sisters of Mercy Flats.

The three wily and beautiful McDougal sisters can swindle a man faster than it takes to lasso a calf. But their luck is running out, and they’re about to be hauled off to jail. When the wagon carrying them falls under attack, each sister is picked up by a different man.

Anne-Marie, the middle sister, is saved by Creed Walker, a Crow warrior. It’s loathing at first sight, but with bandits on their tail and a cache of gold to hide, Creed and Anne-Marie need each other. Will they learn to put aside their differences and trust each other–and God? And can their growing faith turn their lives around?

 


Nowhere to Hide

(A Novel)

Nowhere to Hide
Nowhere to Hide

Sigmund Brouwer

  • Harvest House Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780736917483

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William King and Blake Watt have just settled into their senior year of high school when they receive a call for help–the authorities need to use their computer skills to track down a father who has failed to make child-support payments. The invitation to become cyber bounty hunters is so tempting, they don’t stop to ask why they were chosen for this assignment.

As they learn more about the man they are searching for, they discover the true nature of their mission–to help the founder of a Seattle-based software company prove that he is innocent of a much different charge. But the scariest things they learn are why they were chosen and why they were supposed to remain in the background.

You’ll love following the surprising twists and turns in this fast-paced young-adult thriller from a gifted storyteller who has nearly three million books in print.

 


The Tomb: A Novel of Martha

(Living Water Series #3)

The Tomb
The Tomb

Stephanie Landsem

  • Howard
  • Historical
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781451689129

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In this captivating retelling of a classic biblical story, Jesus shocks the town of Bethany with Lazarus’s resurrection from the dead, leading Martha—a seemingly perfect woman trapped by the secrets of her past—to hope and a new life.

Everyone in Bethany admires Martha—the perfect Jewish woman. She feeds and clothes her loved ones, looks after the family farm, and meticulously follows every precept of the Pharisees’ strict laws. But Martha is hiding a secret. At her sister’s marriage feast, she gave her heart and her innocence to a young musician who promised to return and marry her, but instead betrayed her love and abandoned her.

Seven years later, only two people in Bethany know of Martha’s secret sin: her brother, Lazarus, and Simon, the righteous Pharisee to whom Martha is betrothed. When Lazarus falls ill, Martha is faced with a choice: send for Jesus to save her dying brother—risking the wrath of Simon who threatens to betray her—or deny Jesus’ healing power and remain trapped in her tomb of secrecy and lies.

Meanwhile, on the shores of Galilee, Isa roams the wilderness, tortured by demons and knowing only that someone is waiting for him. When he is healed by Jesus, he finds that seven years have passed since his descent into madness. Isa journeys home to Bethany only to find he is too late to win back Martha’s love.

When Martha risks all to heal Lazarus, will Jesus arrive in time, or will he—like Isa—come too late?

 


Mist of Midnight

(Daughters of Hampshire #1)

Mist of Midnight
Mist of Midnight

Sandra Byrd

  • Howard
  • Historical
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781476717869

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In the first of a brand-new series set in Victorian England, a young woman returns home from India after the death of her family to discover her identity and inheritance are challenged by the man who holds her future in his hands.

Rebecca Ravenshaw, daughter of missionaries, spent most of her life in India. Following the death of her family in the Indian Mutiny, Rebecca returns to claim her family estate in Hampshire, England. Upon her return, people are surprised to see her…and highly suspicious. Less than a year earlier, an imposter had arrived with an Indian servant and assumed not only Rebecca’s name, but her home and incomes.

That pretender died within months of her arrival; the servant fled to London as the young woman was hastily buried at midnight. The locals believe that perhaps she, Rebecca, is the real imposter. Her home and her father’s investments reverted to a distant relative, the darkly charming Captain Luke Whitfield, who quickly took over. Against her best intentions, Rebecca begins to fall in love with Luke, but she is forced to question his motives—does he love her or does he just want Headbourne House? If Luke is simply after the property, as everyone suspects, will she suffer a similar fate as the first “Rebecca”?

A captivating Gothic love story set against a backdrop of intrigue and danger, Mist of Midnight will leave you breathless.

 


Shadowed

(Heart of a Warrior #2)

Shadowed
Shadowed

Kariss Lynch

  • Realms
  • Contemporary
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781629980065

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Can Nick and Kaylan come together when all seems hopeless?

Nick Carmichael faces the demons of his past on a Navy SEAL mission to catch arms dealer Janus.  Meanwhile his girlfriend, Kaylan Richards, must come to terms with loving a man who is often gone and in harm’s way.  She is adjusting to life in a new city with new friends, new neighbors, and an internship.  But she still wonders if she will ever find her place and wrestles to develop the strength for the future she wants to have with Nick.

As Nick and the SEAL team chase Janus, she turns the tables, attacking their
families, which places Kaylan in harm’s way.  When Kaylan begins receiving threatening notes and items begin to disappear from her home, Nick must learn to trust God with her life as he and his team fight for justice and answers to his past.  Will light shine in the darkness, or will Kaylan and Nick’s love forever be stalked by shadows?

 


Anna’s Crossing

(Amish Beginnings #1)

Anna's Crossing
Anna’s Crossing

Suzanne Woods Fisher

  • Revell Books
  • Historical
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780800723194

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When Anna König first meets Bairn, the Scottish ship carpenter of the Charming Nancy, their encounter is anything but pleasant. Anna is on the ship only to ensure the safe arrival of her loved ones to the New World. Hardened by years of living at sea, Bairn resents toting these naïve farmers–dubbed “Peculiars” by deckhands–across the ocean. As delays, storms, illness, and diminishing provisions afflict crew and passengers alike, Bairn finds himself drawn to Anna’s serene nature. For her part, Anna can’t seem to stay below deck and far away from the aloof ship’s carpenter, despite warnings.

When an act of sacrifice leaves Anna in a perilous situation, Bairn discovers he may not have left his faith as firmly in the past as he thought. But has the revelation come too late?

Amish fiction favorite Suzanne Woods Fisher brings her fans back to the beginning of Amish life in America with this fascinating glimpse into the first ocean crossing as seen through the eyes of a devout young woman and an irreverent man. Blending the worlds of Amish and historical fiction, Fisher is sure to delight her longtime fans even as she attracts new ones with her superb and always surprise-filled writing.

 


Spy of Richmond

(Heroines Behind the Lines #4)

Spy of Richmond
Spy of Richmond

Jocelyn Green

  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Historical
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780802405791

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Trust None. Risk all.

Richmond, Virginia, 1863. Compelled to atone for the sins of her slaveholding father, Union loyalist Sophie Kent risks everything to help end the war from within the Confederate capital and abolish slavery forever. But she can’t do it alone.

Former slave Bella Jamison sacrifices her freedom to come to Richmond, where her Union soldier husband is imprisoned, and her twin sister still lives in bondage in Sophie’s home. Though it may cost them their lives, they work with Sophie to betray Rebel authorities. Harrison Caldwell, a Northern freelance journalist who escorts Bella to Richmond, infiltrates the War Department as a clerk-but is conscripted to defend the city’s fortifications.

As Sophie’s spy network grows, she walks a tightrope of deception, using her father’s position as newspaper editor and a suitor’s position in the ordnance bureau for the advantage of the Union. One misstep could land her in prison, or worse. Suspicion hounds her until she barely even trusts herself. When her espionage endangers the people she loves, she makes a life-and-death gamble.

Will she follow her convictions even though it costs her everything-and everyone-she holds dear?

 


A Faith of Her Own

(Middlefield Amish #1)

A Faith of Her Own
A Faith of Her Own

Kathleen Fuller

  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780529102782

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Can Anna Mae heed God’s call on her life, even if it means leaving behind everything she knows . . . and everyone she loves?

Ever since Anna Mae’s childhood friend Jeremiah left their Amish community, she’s questioned her own place in the Amish world. The Amish life feels as if it’s closing in on her, and with her mother trying to set her up with potential suitors, Anna Mae feels trapped in a life she’s not sure she wants anymore. But she’s never told anyone that she longs for a tiny taste of freedom—freedom that could be very costly.

When Jeremiah suddenly reappears in Middlefield to help his mentor, Yankee veterinarian Dr. Miller, new questions surface for Anna Mae, along with feelings she’d never fully acknowledged before.

As Anna Mae and Jeremiah rekindle their friendship, old feelings take on new meaning. Yet the question still lingers: What is God’s plan for her life? Should she stay, keeping loyal to her Amish family, or does God have a bigger plan—one that provides more freedom than she could imagine?

The answers do not come easily, and the answer to God’s call may lie in different directions . . . for both of them.

 


A Heart’s Disguise

(Journey of the Heart #1)

A Heart's Disguise
A Heart’s Disguise

Colleen Coble

  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Historical
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780529103413

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In the celebratory mood of the recently-ended Civil War, Sarah discovers her betrothed has been keeping a devastating secret.

While the tiny town of Wabash, Indiana, celebrates the end of the fighting, Sara Montgomery attends the parties, but inside she’s fighting a deep sadness. The love of Sara’s life, Rand Campbell, didn’t come back from the front.

So her brother and ailing father persuade her to pledge herself to another man—despite her misgivings. When Sarah finds out that Rand is in fact alive—and that her fiancé Ben Croftner knew it—she indignantly breaks off their engagement.

Croftner doesn’t take rejection lightly—and a single woman with a sick father makes an easy target. He abducts Sarah, his intentions anything but honorable. Then Rand comes to her aid . . . only to reveal that he has been posted at Fort Laramie, Wyoming, and asks her to go with him as his wife.

Will Sarah leave her dying father’s side for the only man she’s ever loved? And what plans are forming in the jealous heart of Ben Croftner?

 


Hostage Run

(The Mindwar Trilogy #2)

Hostage Run
Hostage Run

Andrew Klavan

  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Speculative
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781401688950

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Rick dial is faced with an impossible choice: save the life of his best friend Molly . . . Or save the free world.

Rick Dial’s career as a superstar quarterback ended when a car accident left him unable to walk. But his uncanny gaming ability caught the attention of a secret government organization trying to stop a high-tech terrorist attack on America. He’s been to the fantastical cyber world called the MindWar Realm . . . and returned to Real Life victorious.

But the stakes have just gone up. Another attack is imminent, and Rick is the only one who can stop it. How can he, though, when terrorists have kidnapped his best friend Molly and are threatening to kill her if Rick returns to the Realm?

As Molly uses every resource of mind and body to outwit her brutal captors, Rick races against time inside a nightmare video game where a fate worse than death may be waiting for him.

Hundreds of miles apart, both will have to test the power of their faith and the strength of their spirits. They’re being forced to a moment of sacrifice . . . one that could cost them everything.

 


One Last Thing

(A Novel)

One Last Thing
One Last Thing

Rebecca St. James & Nancy Rue

  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781401689278

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Tara had always imagined her happily ever after. But her fiancé’s secrets are changing this story into one she doesn’t even recognize.

Tara Faulkner and Seth Grissom grew up next door to each other in Savannah’s historic district. Their parents are best friends. They finish each other’s sentences all the time. Their fairytale wedding is a foregone conclusion . . . until Tara discovers another side to Seth three weeks before the wedding.

Reality has crashed in on Tara’s fairytale—but hope will lead her to a future she couldn’t have planned for herself.

 


Lethal Beauty

(Mia Quinn Mystery #3)

Lethal Beauty
Lethal Beauty

Lis Wiehl with April Henry

  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781595549051

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It should have been an open and shut murder case, but Mia Quinn finds out nothing about it is simple.

After a young Chinese prostitute is stabbed to death by her rich American client, the tabloids dub Dandan Yee “Lethal Beauty”—despite the fact that she was the one who ended up dead. Yet even with double standards and naked prejudice working against her, Seattle prosecutor Mia Quinn is determined to get justice for Dandan Yee.

But when a key witness goes missing and an unsavory juror shuts down deliberations without explanation, Mia fears the trial—and the law—are being tampered with.

A constellation of fresh killings has Mia and homicide detective Charlie Carlson searching for a common source and puts Mia’s family in the crosshairs of a Chinese crime cabal. Meanwhile, Dandan Yee’s mother has opted to take matters into her own hands . . . and the stakes get more lethal overnight.

In the midst of all this, Mia has to contend with a fifteen-year-old son who is growing up too fast for his own good, and the idea that Charlie might want to be more than just friends. Can Mia and Charlie stop the murders and still keep her family safe? Or is the very act of seeking justice enough to cost her everything—and everyone—she loves?

 


By Your Side

(Crisis Team #1)

By Your Side
By Your Side

Candace Calvert

  • Tyndale House Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781414390321

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ER nurse Macy Wynn learned essential, gritty lessons in the California foster care system: land on your feet and trust no one. She’s finally located the fellow foster child she loves like a sister, but the girl’s in deep trouble. Macy’s determined to help, no matter what it takes. Her motto is to “make it happen” in any situation life throws at her—even when she butts heads with an idealistic cop.

Deputy Fletcher Holt believes in a higher plan, the fair outcome—and his ability to handle that by himself if necessary. Now he’s been yanked from Houston, his mother is battling cancer, and he’s attracted to a strong-willed nurse who could be the target of a brutal sniper.

When everything goes wrong, where do they put their trust?

 


Divine

(A Novel)

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Divine
Divine

Karen Kingsbury

  • Tyndale House Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781496406583

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Mary Madison was a child of unspeakable horrors, a young woman society wanted to forget. Now a divine power has set Mary free to bring life-changing hope and love to battered and abused women living in the shadow of the nation’s capital.

Mary is educated and redeemed, a powerful voice in Washington, D.C. – both to the politically elite and to other women like her. But she also has a past that shamed polite society. Her experiences created in her paralyzing fear, faithlessness, addiction, and promiscuity. At the crossroads of her life, only one power set Mary free and gave her a lifetime of love and hope. A power that could only be divine.

Peggy Madison is Mary’s grandmother, a quiet woman who has spent her life praying for her granddaughter. Peggy clings to the belief that God has a special plan for Mary. Through years of sorrow and longing, Peggy walks the journey in faith and watches from a distance as one key person after another comes into Mary’s life and demonstrates the timeless, powerful love of the Master, the Savior. The divine Lord.

Emma Randall is a single mother fleeing an abusive relationship, wondering whether there is hope for her and her young daughters. She is desperate, broken, and unloved, tempted to commit the unthinkable. Then Mary Madison introduces Emma to the greatest love of all, greater than any either of them has ever imagined.

 


When Grace Sings

(Zimmerman Trilogy #2)

When Grace Sings
When Grace Sings

Kim Vogel Sawyer

  • WaterBrook Multnomah
  • Contemporary
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780307731333

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When trouble roars into quiet Arborville, Alexa and Anna-Grace find themselves the target for discord and exposed secrets. Can they continue to seek the God of all grace amidst the fog of confusion?

Alexa Zimmerman wonders if the Old Order Mennonite community in Arborville, Kansas will ever fully accept her. Her family roots here aren’t what anyone thought when she first arrived, but she is hopeful that her culinary and hospitality skills will win the skeptics over. The bed-and-breakfast she’s operating needs to succeed so Alexa agrees to allow Briley Forrester, the hotshot reporter from Chicago, to stay as a long-term boarder not knowing his real motives for being amongst the Plain folk.

But when Alexa agrees to host her cousin Anna-Grace Braun, the presence of extended family brings out Alexa’s insecurities and sets Briley on the trail to uncovering a web of hidden truths.

Plans for a secure future and the sweetness of young romance hang in the balance when Alexa and Anna-Grace have to face that their secrets are interconnected, binding the two in ways they could not have imagined. They must trust in a loving, heavenly Father and His plan for their futures.

 


The Pharaoh’s Daughter

(Treasures of the Nile #1)

The Pharaoh's Daughter
The Pharaoh’s Daughter

Mesu Andrews

  • WaterBrook Multnomah
  • Historical
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781601425997

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Anippe has grown up in the shadows of Egypt’s good god Pharaoh, aware that Anubis, god of the afterlife, may take her or her siblings at any moment. She watched him snatch her mother and infant brother during childbirth, a moment which awakens in her a terrible dread of ever bearing a child. Now she is to be become the bride of Sebak, a kind but quick-tempered Captain of Pharaoh Tut’s army. In order to provide Sebak the heir he deserves and yet protect herself from the underworld gods, Anippe must launch a series of deceptions, even involving the Hebrew midwives—women ordered by Tut to drown the sons of their own people in the Nile.
When she finds a baby floating in a basket on the great river, Anippe believes Egypt’s gods have answered her pleas, entrenching her more deeply in deception and placing her and her son Mehy, whom handmaiden Miriam calls Moses, in mortal danger.
As bloodshed and savage politics shift the balance of power in Egypt, the gods reveal their fickle natures and Anippe wonders if her son, a boy of Hebrew blood, could one day become king. Or does the god of her Hebrew servants, the one they call El Shaddai, have a different plan—for them all?

 


Heaven on Earth

(My Soul to Keep #2)

Heaven on Earth
Heaven on Earth

Vanessa Miller

  • Whitaker House
  • Contemporary
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781629112909

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Growing up, Tamara Davison felt like a princess in the empire of her father’s megachurch ministry. She never wanted for anything, and in her eyes, life was pretty near perfect — until a sobering truth about her father’s past was revealed. Now Tamara’s not so sure about her fairy-tale life anymore.

Jonathan Hartman loved Tamara Davison the moment he met her in college. But Jonathan was brought up in a poor town by parents who always struggled to make ends meet. He had to work two jobs in college, and while he now holds a respectable position with a decent income, he fears that he still lacks the means to provide for Tamara in the manner to which she is accustomed.

When a slick-talking pro-baller tries to sweep his lady off her feet, Jonathan must find a way to convince Tamara that true love feels so much better than all the money in the world.

 


In Defense of Love

(The Carmen Sisters #2)

In Defense of Love
In Defense of Love

Pat Simmons

  • Whitaker House
  • Contemporary
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781629112923

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Lately, nothing in Garrett Nash’s life has made sense. When two people close to the U.S. Marshal wrong him deeply, Garrett expects God to remove them from his life. Instead, the Lord relocates Garrett to another city to start over, as if he were the offender instead of the victim.
Criminal attorney Shari Carmen is comfortable in her own skin — most of the time. Being a “dark and lovely” African-American sister has its challenges, especially when it comes to relationships. Although she’s a fireball in the courtroom, she knows how to fade into the background and keep the proverbial spotlight off her personal life. But literal spotlights are a different matter altogether.
While playing tenor saxophone at an anniversary party, she grabs the attention of Garrett Nash. And as God draws them closer together, He makes another request of Garrett, one to which it will prove far more difficult to say “Yes, Lord.”

 


Season of Fire

(The Remnants #2)

Season of Fire
Season of Fire

Lisa T. Bergen

  • Zondervan Publishing
  • Speculative
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780310735656

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After tackling her first mission and coming to terms with her power of empathy, Andriana discovers her first battles were only a taste of what is to come. She and her knight, Ronan, have admitted their feelings for each other, but their bonds are tested when Dri is captured by their mortal and spiritual enemy—Sethos—and his master, Keallach, emperor of Pacifica.
Andriana is certain Keallach can be convinced to follow the Maker’s plan and join the other Remnants … but in time, she must decide whether she really can pull him back to the Way, or if Sethos’s web of darkness has slowly and thoroughly trapped them both … forever.

 


An Uncertain Choice

(A Novel)

An Uncertain Choice
An Uncertain Choice

Jody Hedlund

  • Zondervan Publishing
  • Historical
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780310749196

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Due to her parents’ promise at her birth, Lady Rosemarie has been prepared to become a nun on the day she turns eighteen. Then, shortly before her birthday, a friend of her father’s enters the kingdom and proclaims her parents’ will left a second choice—if Rosemarie can marry before the eve of her eighteenth year, she will be exempt from the ancient vow.

Before long, Rosemarie is presented with the three most handsome and brave knights in the land. But when the knights’ arrival results in a series of attacks within her land, she begins to wonder if the convent is the best place after all. If only one of the knights—the one who appears the most guilty—had not already captured her heart.

 

The Vow

The Vow
The Vow

(A Novella)

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In this ebook historical romance novella by Jody Hedlund, young Rosemarie finds herself drawn to Thomas, the son of the nearby baron. But just as her feelings begin to grow, a man carrying the Plague interrupts their hunting party. While in forced isolation, Rosemarie begins to contemplate her future—could it include Thomas? Could he be the perfect man to one day rule beside her and oversee her parents’ lands?

Then Rosemarie is summoned back to her castle in haste. The disease has spread, and her family is threatened. And the secret she discovers when she returns could change her future forever.

This novella also serves as a prequel to Jody Hedlund’s An Uncertain Choice.

 

 


Spring Brides

(A Year of Weddings Novella Collection)

Spring Brides
Spring Brides

Rachel Hauck, Lenora Worth, Meg Moseley

  • Zondervan Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780310338710

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Happily ever after begins today. The honor of your presence is requested at three spring weddings . . .

A March Bride by Rachel Hauck

Susanna Truitt (Once Upon a Prince) is three weeks from royalty. She’ll soon marry King Nathaniel II of Brighton Kingdom. But when the government insists she renounce her American citizenship before the wedding, coupled with the lack of involvement by family and friends, Susanna’s heart begins to doubt whether this marriage is God’s plan for her.

An April Bride by Lenora Worth

Bride-to-be Stella Carson cannot wait another day to marry soldier Marshall Henderson. But when Marshall returns home to Louisiana, it becomes clear to them both that he is not the man he used to be.

With only weeks until the wedding, Stella and Marshall must choose between a marriage built on the past and faith in long-ago love or a very different future than the one Stella imagined.

A May Bride by Meg Moseley

Ellie Martin, a country girl living in Atlanta, has dreamed of a traditional wedding all her life, but she’s missing a key ingredient to her plans for the future: a groom. Then Ellie meets Gray Whitby—at a wedding of all places. But when Ellie jeopardizes her own future for the sake of her sister, Gray feels like he’ll always be second to Ellie’s family. Can Ellie and Gray find their own way together amidst the demands and perceptions of others, or will their romance end before it has truly begun?

 


Unlocked

(A Novel)

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Unlocked
Unlocked

Karen Kingsbury

  • Zondervan Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780310342540

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A broken family, a lost boy, and the miracle everyone needed . . .

Despite his quiet ways and quirky behaviors, Holden Harris is very happy and socially engaged—on the inside, in a private world all his own. But Holden is an eighteen-year-old locked in a prison of autism. In reality he is bullied at school by kids who only see that he is very different.

Ella Reynolds is part of the “in” crowd. A cheerleader and star of the high school drama production, her life seems perfect. When she catches Holden listening to her rehearse for the school play, she is drawn to him . . . the way he is drawn to the music. Then Ella makes a dramatic discovery—she and Holden were best friends as children. Frustrated by the way Holden is bullied and horrified at the indifference of her peers, Ella decides to take a stand against the most privileged and popular kids at school. Including her boyfriend, Jake.

Ella believes miracles can happen in the most unlikely places and that just maybe an entire community might celebrate from the sidelines. But will Holden’s praying mother, Ella’s efforts, and a cast of theater kids be enough to unlock the prison that contains Holden? This time friendship, faith, and the power of a song must be strong enough to open the doors to the miracle Holden needs.

 


A Year of Weddings Novellas

 


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