May 2015 Christian Fiction

May 2015 Releases in Christian Fiction

New Releases in Christian Fiction for May 2015 include 35 titles from Abingdon Press, Barbour Publishing, Bethany House Publishers, Howard Books, Revell Books, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Tyndale House Publishers, Zondervan Publishing and other publishing houses of CBA Trade fiction.

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May 2015 Christian Fiction
May 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 May 17 NZDT.

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

THE MOST ELIGIBLE BACHELOR COLLECTION by Amanda Barratt, Susanne Dietze, Cynthia Hickey, Shannon McNear, Gabrielle Meyer, Connie Stevens, Erica Vetsch, Gina Welborn, Kathleen Y’Barbo (2 print copies – USA only)
A LOVE LIKE OURS by Becky Wade (2 print copies – USA & CANADA only)
UNTIL THE HARVEST by Sarah Loudin Thomas (2 print copies – USA & CANADA only)
SHADOW OF THE MOUNTAIN: EXODUS by Cliff Graham (2 print copies – USA & CANADA only)
AMISH PROMISES by Leslie Gould (2 print copies – USA & CANADA only)
HUCKLEBERRY HARVEST by Jennifer Beckstrand (2 print copies – USA only)
AS LOVE BLOOMS by Lorna Seilstad (2 print copies – USA & CANADA only)
NO PLACE TO HIDE by Lynette Eason (2 print copies – USA & CANADA only)

IN FIREFLY VALLEY by Amanda Cabot (2 print copies – USA & CANADA only)
A HEART’S DANGER by Colleen Coble (1 print copy – USA only)
WHENEVER YOU COME AROUND by Robin Lee Hatcher (1 print copy – USA only)
THE HUNTRESS OF THORNBECK FOREST by Melanie Dickerson (1 print copy – USA only)
THE CASE OF THE SIN CITY SISTER by Lynne Hinton (1 print copy – USA only)
TO WIN HER FAVOR by Tamera Alexander (1 print copy – USA only)
LOVE ARRIVES IN PIECES by Betsy St. Amant (1 print copy – USA only)
A SIMPLE PRAYER by Amy Clipston (1 print copy – USA only)
SUMMER BRIDES by Marybeth Whalen, Beth Wiseman, Debra Clopton (1 print copy – USA only)
PICTURE PERFECT LOVE by Melissa McClone (1 Kindle copy – WORLDWIDE)

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As Waters Gone By

(A Novel)

As Waters Gone By
As Waters Gone By

Cynthia Ruchti

  • Abingdon Press
  • Contemporary
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9781630889302

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Emmalyn and Max Ross may have to endure the fight of their lives to mend the tattered fabric of their marriage. His actions ensured she could never be a mother and put him in prison, giving their relationship a court-mandated five-year time-out. On a self-imposed exile to beautiful but remote Madeline Island, one of the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior, Emmalyn has just a few months left to figure out if and how they can ever be a couple again.

Nudged along by the exuberant owner of the Wild Iris Inn and Café, a circle of misfit people in their small town, and a young girl who desperately needs someone to love her, Emmalyn restores an island cottage that could become a home and begins to restore her heart by learning what it means to love unconditionally. Yet even as hope begins to find a place within the cottage walls, Emmalyn still wonders if she’s ready for Max’s release. She may be able to rebuild a cottage, but can she rebuild a marriage?

 


Fatal Trauma

(A Novel)

Fatal Trauma
Fatal Trauma

Richard L. Mabry

  • Abingdon Press
  • Contemporary
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9781630881160

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When Dr. Mark Baker and Nurse Kelly Atkinson are held at the mercy of a dangerous gunman, the lives of every emergency room patient are at stake. At the end of the evening three men are dead. One of them is a police officer who couldn’t be saved despite Mark’s best efforts. The other two are members of the feared Zeta drug cartel.

Though the standoff is over, the killing is not, because when the drug cartel loses its members, revenge is not far behind. Facing an adversary whose desires are dark and efforts are ruthless, Mark finds himself under suspicion as a killer, yet still a potential victim. When he turns to his high school sweetheart, attorney Gwen Woodruff, for help, Kelly helplessly looks on, as she hides her own feelings for the good doctor.

At the height of the conflict, three questions remain: Who is the shooter? Who will the next victim be? And can Mark prove his innocence before the gun turns on him?


Falcon

(The Quiet Professionals #3)

Falcon
Falcon

Ronie Kendig

  • Barbour Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9781624163197

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Special Forces operator Salvatore “Falcon” Russo vowed to never again speak to or trust Lieutenant Cassandra Walker after a tragedy four years ago. But as Raptor closes in on the cyber terrorists responsible for killing two of their own, Sal must put his life—and the lives of his teammates—in her hands. Despite his anger, Cassie is ill-prepared for his resistance and the fallout when she must protect the one asset who can end the attacks. As allies become enemies and hostiles become unlikely partners, Raptor fights for its very existence.

 


Escape to Paradise Trilogy

(3-in-1 Collection)

Escape to Paradise
Escape to Paradise

MaryLu Tyndall

  • Barbour Publishing
  • Historical
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9781630588748

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Embark on an exotic adventure in the complete Escape to Paradise series from bestselling author MaryLu Tyndall. After witnessing the death and destruction caused by the Civil War, Colonel Grant Wallace leads a group of disillusioned Southerners to relocate in Brazil. He soon becomes dangerously drawn to the widow of a Union general. Meanwhile Hayden is seeking revenge on his father while Magnolia is hoping to escape her father’s rule, and Angeline runs from the law while James holds to strong moral ideals. The new colony is off to a rocky start and continuously plagued by mysterious challenges.  Includes: Forsaken Dreams, Elusive Hope, and Abandoned Memories


Dear to Me

(Brides of Webster County #3)

Dear to Me
Dear to Me

[MASS-MARKET REPRINT]

Wanda E. Brunstetter

  • Barbour Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9781630587390

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Melinda Andrews loves two things deeply—her Amish friend Gabe Swartz and the wild animals she helps to heal. When an Englishman tells Melinda she has a special gift with “critters,” she dreams of becoming a vet. Could this be God’s plan for her life? Gabe loves Melinda and wants to make her his wife. When he finds out about her wild dream, he realizes he must either sacrifice his faith or lose Melinda forever. Will Melinda stay with Gabe and become an Amish fraa or pursue her dream only to be shunned by family and friends forever? Now available in mass market size, Dear to Me is book 3 in The Brides of Webster County series.

 


The Most Eligible Bachelor Collection

{Nine Historical Novellas Celebrate Marrying For All the Right Reasons}

The Most Eligible Bachelor Collection
The Most Eligible Bachelor Collection

Amanda Barratt, Susanne Dietze, Cynthia Hickey, Shannon McNear, Gabrielle Meyer, Connie Stevens, Erica Vetsch, Gina Welborn, Kathleen Y’Barbo

  • Barbour Publishing
  • Historical
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9781630588762

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Meet nine men from bygone days who have all the qualities of a true hero and who all the single ladies wish to court—though some are unassuming and overlooked until their worth is revealed. The socialite, the architect, the doctor, the masked vigilante, the missionary, the postmaster, archaeologist, the wealthy widower, and the heir can have their pick of brides, but which one will they choose?

 


Bayou Secrets

(Romance Collection)

Bayou Secrets
Bayou Secrets

Deborah Lynne

  • Barbour Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9781630588687

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A string of murders in the Big Easy could be reporter Taylor Jaymes’s big break. . .but she’ll have to convince detective John Bradley that she’s more than a redheaded vixen with a hunch. Samantha Cain is on the case—twice: after witnessing a terrifying scene, she finds herself a serial killer’s target; the when her boss is murdered, her own innocence is on the line. Get ready for edge-of-your-seat drama, with a twist of inspirational romance, from suspense writer Deborah Lynne.  The collection includes: Crime in the Big Easy, Be Not Afraid, and Testimony of Innocence.

 


A Love Like Ours

(Porter Family #3)

A Love Like Ours
A Love Like Ours

Becky Wade

  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780764211096

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Former Marine Jake Porter has far deeper scars than the one that marks his face. He struggles with symptoms of PTSD, lives a solitary life, and avoids relationships.

When Lyndie James, Jake’s childhood best friend, lands back in Holley, Texas, Jake cautiously hires her to exercise his Thoroughbreds. Lyndie is tender-hearted, fiercely determined, and afraid of nothing, just like she was as a child. Jake pairs her with Silver Leaf, a horse full of promise but lacking in results, hoping she can solve the mystery of the stallion’s reluctance to run.

Though Jake and Lyndie have grown into very different adults, the bond that existed during their childhood still ties them together. Against Jake’s will, Lyndie’s sparkling, optimistic personality begins to tear down the walls he’s built around his heart. A glimmer of the hope he’d thought he’d lost returns, but fears and regrets still plague him. Will Jake ever be able to love Lyndie like she deserves, or is his heart too shattered to mend?


Until the Harvest

(Appalachian Blessings #2)

Until the Harvest
Until the Harvest

Sarah Loudin Thomas

  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Historical
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780764212260

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Take This Journey of Broken Souls Restored
and Tentative Hearts Brought Fully to Life

When family tragedy derails Henry Phillips’s college studies, he’s left unmoored and feeling abandoned. The only things that can tamp down his grief are the family farm, his fiddle, and an unexpected friendship with sweet but unusual preteen Mayfair Hoffman.

Unfortunately, Mayfair’s older sister, Margaret, despite her spray of freckles and cute, turned-up nose, has a completely different effect. His grandmother’s helper, she’s always around, ready to push his buttons, and it seems at first that she doesn’t care about his troubles.

Henry soon realizes, though, that Margaret’s facing her own struggles. Mayfair’s health and unique gift sit at the heart of those worries. Henry and Margaret soon find themselves relying on each other as potential tragedy collides with growing hope in a warm story of family bonds and the surprising ways healing finds us all.


Shadow of the Mountain: Exodus

(Shadow of the Mountain #1)

Shadow of the Mountain: Exodus
Shadow of the Mountain: Exodus

Cliff Graham

  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Historical
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780764214752

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Caleb and Joshua Roar to Life in this High-Impact Old Testament Saga

Two men were brave enough to tell the truth about what awaited the Hebrews in Canaan. This is their story. From the slave pits of Egypt to the efforts of an eighty-five-year-old Caleb as he drives out the last of the giants, Shadow of the Mountain is a vivid portrait of two of God’s chosen champions, and a meditation on masculine mentorship and the challenges and blessings of growing older.

For the sake of his new God and his loyalty to his friend Joshua, Caleb will not spend his twilight years resting, but taking the battle to the enemies of God’s people until his dying breath. From his early days as a mercenary for Pharaoh in Egypt watching the Hebrews suffer under the yoke of slavery, all the way through a desperate fight with giants in the dark forests of the hill country, this is a story filled with epic battles, gritty intensity, and supernatural events that made Graham’s Lion of War series a hit. Shadow of the Mountain is sure to ignite a love for the Old Testament in popular culture.

 


Amish Promises

(Neighbours of Lancaster County #1)

Amish Promises
Amish Promises

Leslie Gould

  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780764215087

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Journey Down a Quiet Lane in Lancaster County Where Love and Heartache and Friendship and Healing Meet

When Joel and Shani Beck arrive at their new home, they’re looking for peace. Shani is thrilled to have Joel back from Iraq, but he needs time to heal, and the quiet of Lancaster seems just the place. They can’t imagine any trouble with their Amish neighbors, the Lehmans, but things get off to a rocky start when their son is involved in an accident that injures one of the Lehman boys.

Eve Lehman has run her brother’s household ever since the death of his wife, but Tim’s a stern patriarch. Despite his protests, she’s drawn to the new neighbor, Shani, and the two begin to form a strong friendship forged on faith and family. Things seem like they’ve quieted down until Joel’s single and handsome army friend Charlie catches Eve’s attention–a man unlike any Eve has ever met. Suddenly life for both families becomes more complicated than any of them could have ever imagined.


Water From My Heart

(A Novel)

Water From My Heart
Water From My Heart

Charles Martin

  • Center Street
  • Contemporary
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9781455554706

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New York Times bestselling author Charles Martin’s breathtaking novel of love and redemption.

Charlie Finn had to grow up fast, living alone by age sixteen. Highly intelligent, he earned a life-changing scholarship to Harvard, where he learned how to survive and thrive on the outskirts of privileged society. That skill served him well in the cutthroat business world, as it does in more lucrative but dangerous ventures he now operates off the coast of Miami.

Charlie tries to separate relationships from work. But when his choices produce devastating consequences, he sets out to right wrongs, traveling to Central America where he will meet those who have paid for his actions, including a woman and her young daughter. Will their fated encounter present Charlie with a way to seek the redemption he thought was impossible–and free his heart to love one woman as he never knew he could?

 


A Place Called Hope

(Hope Series #1)

A Place Called Hope
A Place Called Hope

Philip Gulley

  • Center Street
  • Contemporary
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9781455586882

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When Quaker Pastor Sam Gardner is asked by the ill Unitarian minister to oversee a wedding in his place, Sam naturally agrees. It’s not until the couple stands before him that he realizes they’re two women. In the tempest of strong opinions and misunderstandings that follows the incident, Sam faces potential unemployment. Deeply discouraged, he wonders if his pastoral usefulness has come to an end. Perhaps it’s time for a change. After all, his wife has found a new job at the library, his elder son is off to college, and the younger has decided to join the military once he graduates high school. Sam is contemplating a future selling used cars when he receives a call from a woman in the suburban town of Hope, Indiana. It seems Hope Friends Meeting is in desperate need of a pastor. Though they only have twelve members, they also have a beautiful meetinghouse and a pie committee (Sam is fond of pie). But can he really leave his beloved hometown of Harmony?

 


Tiffany Girl

(A Novel)

Tiffany Girl
Tiffany Girl

Deeanne Gist

  • Howard
  • Historical
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9781451692440

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From the bestselling author of It Happened at the Fair and Fair Play comes a compelling historical novel about a progressive “New Woman”—the girl behind Tiffany’s chapel—and the love that threatens it all.

As preparations for the 1893 World’s Fair set Chicago and the nation on fire, Louis Tiffany—heir to the exclusive Fifth Avenue jewelry empire—seizes the opportunity to unveil his state-of-the-art, stained glass, mosaic chapel, the likes of which the world has never seen.

But when Louis’s dream is threatened by a glassworkers’ strike months before the Fair opens, he turns to an unforeseen source for help: the female students at the Art Students League of New York. Eager for adventure, the young women pick up their skirts, move to boarding houses, take up steel cutters, and assume new identities as the “Tiffany Girls.”

Tiffany Girl is the heartwarming story of the impetuous Flossie Jayne, a beautiful, budding artist who is handpicked by Louis to help complete the Tiffany chapel. Though excited to live in a boarding house when most women stayed home, she quickly finds the world is less welcoming than anticipated. From a Casanova male, to an unconventional married couple, and a condescending singing master, she takes on a colorful cast of characters to transform the boarding house into a home while racing to complete the Tiffany chapel and make a name for herself in the art world.

As challenges mount, her ambitions become threatened from an unexpected quarter: her own heart. Who will claim victory? Her dreams or the captivating boarder next door?

 


Snow Wolf

(A Novel)

Snow Wolf
Snow Wolf

[REPUBLICATION]

Glenn Meade

  • Howard
  • Historical
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9781451688252

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First published in 1997, Glenn Meade’s first internationally bestselling thriller is back and better than ever, as it takes you on a riveting ride into the heart of a Cold War plot to assassinate Joseph Stalin.

It’s 1953—the middle of the Cold War. Joseph Stalin is a major threat—with his deteriorating mental stability, reports that he’s about to resume his horrifying purges, and the Soviet Union on the cusp of developing nuclear weapons, it’s a risk the US government is unwilling to take. Operation Snow Wolf is created to eliminate Stalin before it’s too late.

CIA agent Jake Massey is chosen to run the operation and he recruits Alex Slanski—AKA Wolf—to do the deed, along with Anna, who recently escaped from a Soviet gulag, to be his guide.

But someone knows their plan, and the KGB have dispatched their own deadly Major Yuri Lukin to hunt down the hunters. As circumstances quickly unravel, Jake must somehow put an end to the mission he had set into motion—before the entire situation explodes into World War III.

Filled with breathtaking action and nail-biting thrills, this classic bestseller proves that despite being over, the Cold War can “still freeze readers’ attention and chill their blood” (Publishers Weekly).

 


Huckleberry Harvest

(Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill #5)

Huckleberry Harvest
Huckleberry Harvest

Jennifer Beckstrand

  • Kensington Zebra
  • Contemporary
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9781420136517

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Anna and Felty Helmuth’s zest for matchmaking is unstoppable—and with grown-up grandchild number three on her way to their home in lovely Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin, what better reason to put their talents to work once more?…

When Mandy Helmuth hears that her best friend Kristina’s heart has been broken, she decides to visit her grandparents and cheer her up. Mandy never liked Noah Mischler anyway, with his rough exterior and outspoken ways. Unfortunately, she can’t avoid him—especially after he saves her life…

If he weren’t helping Felty with home repairs, Noah would be more than happy to stay away from uppity Mandy Helmuth. Of course, then he wouldn’t have been able to rescue her—and she wouldn’t have had the chance to discover the real Noah beneath the tough persona—the one she falls in love with…

 


As Love Blooms

(Gregory Sisters #3)

As Love Blooms
As Love Blooms

Lorna Seilstad

  • Revell Books
  • Historical
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780800721831

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Tessa Gregory is nothing if not tenacious. Denied a position as a horticulturalist at prestigious Como Park in Saint Paul, she is not above a little benevolent deception in order to get the park superintendent to change his mind and hire her. She plans to infiltrate the world of wealthy and influential people in hopes of drumming up financial support for a world-class conservatory. But before she can put those plans into action, she meets Reese King, a handsome gardener at Como Park–and a major distraction. Still, Reese might be the key to achieving her dream. But is his goal to help her . . . or to capture her heart?

Against a lush backdrop of early twentieth century Saint Paul, Minnesota, Lorna Seilstad weaves a sweet and sassy story that is sure to please. Tessa’s young romance opens like a rose, stealing readers’ hearts and filling their senses with the intoxicating fragrance of dreams come true.

 


No Place to Hide

(Hidden Identity #3)

No Place to Hide
No Place to Hide

Lynette Eason

  • Revell Books
  • Contemporary
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780800722104

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It’s not every day you see your childhood friend and one-time crush on national news. Jackie Sellers just wishes it were under different circumstances. She can’t believe that Ian Lockwood is wanted in connection with a terrorist plot, and she’s determined to find him and help him clear his name. But she’s not the only one looking. The FBI wants him captured. The bad guys want him dead. Ian just wants to stay alive long enough to save thousands of innocent lives.

Lynette Eason throws readers right into the action from page one, propelling them along a dangerous road and asking the provocative question of how far we’d be willing to go if we were up against a wall.

 


In Firefly Valley

(Texas Crossroads #2)

In Firefly Valley
In Firefly Valley

Amanda Cabot

  • Revell Books
  • Contemporary
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780800734350

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Marisa St. George is devastated when she is a victim of downsizing and has no choice but to return to the small Texas town where she grew up. Though it’s a giant step backward, she accepts a position as business manager at the struggling Rainbow’s End resort. The only silver lining is Blake Kendall, a new guest who is making her believe in love at first sight. But will her dreams of happily-ever-after be turned upside down when she discovers who he really is?

Romance readers will love this warm and witty story of mistaken identity and second chances from bestselling author Amanda Cabot.


Whenever You Come Around

(King’s Meadow Romance #2)

Whenever You Come Around
Whenever You Come Around

Robin Lee Hatcher

  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9781401687694

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Will writing a romance help this author find a real-life hero?

Charity Anderson turned her back on Kings Meadow years ago, with good reason, and has avoided visits to her hometown whenever possible. But with her house in Boise damaged by floodwaters and a book deadline bearing down, staying in her parents’ empty home seems her only option. However, being back in Kings Meadow dredges up a painful secret, and old fears threaten to overwhelm her.

Charity’s former high school classmate Buck Malone never left town, instead sacrificing his dreams to take care of his family. Now he enjoys an uncomplicated life as a wilderness guide and confirmed bachelor. The last thing on his mind is settling down.

When Charity’s dog causes an accident that leaves Buck with a broken ankle and wrist at the start of prime tourist season, Charity has little choice but to render aid while he recuperates. Soon Buck becomes the inspiration for Charity’s hero, both on the page and off. Can he also help her face and overcome her fears so they might find their own happily ever after?


The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

(Medieval Fairytale Romance #1)

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest
The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

Melanie Dickerson

  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Historical
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780718026240

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A beautiful maiden who poaches to feed the poor. A handsome forester on a mission to catch her. Danger and love are about to unite in Thornbeck Forest.

The margrave owns the finest hunting grounds for miles around—and Odette Menkels spends her nights poaching his deer to feed the hungry orphans of Thornbeck. By day, Odette is a simple maiden who teaches children to read, but by night this young beauty has become the secret lifeline to the poorest of the poor.

For Jorgen Hartman, the margrave’s forester, tracking down a poacher is a duty he is all too willing to perform. Jorgeninherited his post from the man who raised him . . . a man who was murdered at the hands of a poacher.

When Jorgen and Odette meet at the Midsummer festival and share a connection during a dance, neither has any idea that they are already adversaries.

The one man she wants is bound by duty to capture her; the one woman he loves is his cunning target . . . What becomes of a forester who protects a notorious poacher? What becomes of a poacher when she is finally discovered?


A Heart’s Danger

(Journey of the Heart #3)

A Heart's Danger
A Heart’s Danger

Colleen Coble

  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Historical
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780718031664

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On the brink of war with the Sioux, Sarah risks everything to expose the betrayal threatening the man she loves.

Christmas is coming, and the air at Fort Laramie has turned cold . . . but relations with the Sioux have turned colder. As tensions between soldiers and natives approach a tipping point, a trap has been set for Rand Campbell.

Rand’s new fiancée wants to keep him from returning to Sarah Montgomery . . . for whom his heart clearly still yearns.

Sarah just wants to move on with her life at Fort Laramie, but doing so under the watchful eyes of both Campbell—the man whose love she craves—and Croftner—the man whose lies have cost her everything.

Will Rand fall victim to the conspiracy and go through with his wedding? Or will he declare his love for Sarah and make good on the promises that brought her into the rugged western territories?


The Case of the Sin City Sister

(Divine Private Detective Agency Mystery #2)

The Case of the Sin City Sister
The Case of the Sin City Sister

Lynne Hinton

  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9781401691479

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She’s not your average nun. And now Sister Eve Divine’s risking it all, searching for a mission person in Vegas.

Sister Eve Divine recently discovered she’s got a gift: turns out she’s a natural at private detective work. But is it a temptation or a calling? As Eve wrestles with this question, she’s taking a leave of absence from the convent, investigating a case with her PI father.

But something else troubles Eve. It’s been weeks since Eve heard from her sister, Dorisanne. And Eve’s gut tells her that something sinister has happened to her difficult sibling. There’s only one place Eve can find the answers she’s looking for: in Dorisanne’s world, under the bright lights of Sin City—Las Vegas,

Late night visits to the casino and some clever clues hidden in an address book set Eve on a trail that soon reveals that Dorisanne’s life is darker and more complicated than Eve ever expected. In the end, Eve’s ability to understand her sister—and herself—may be a matter of life and death.


Maggie Bright

(A Novel of Dunkirk)

Maggie Bright
Maggie Bright

Tracy Groot

  • Tyndale House Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9781414383231

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England, 1940. Clare Childs knew life would change when she unexpectedly inherited the Maggie Bright—a noble fifty-two-foot yacht. In fact, she’s counting on it. But the boat harbors secrets. When a stranger arrives, searching for documents hidden onboard, Clare is pulled into a Scotland Yard investigation that could shed light on Hitler’s darkest schemes and prompt America to action.

Across the Channel, Hitler’s Blitzkrieg has the entire British army in retreat with little hope for rescue at the shallow beaches of Dunkirk. With time running out, Churchill recruits civilian watercraft to help. Hitler is attacking from land, air, and sea, and any boat that goes might not return. Yet Clare knows Maggie Bright must answer the call—piloted by an American who has refused to join the war effort until now and a detective with a very personal motive for exposing the truth.

The fate of the war hinges on this rescue. While two men join the desperate fight, a nation prays for a miracle.


Chance of Loving You

(Romance Collection)

Chance of Loving You
Chance of Loving You

Terri Blackstock, Candace Calvert, Susan May Warren

  • Tyndale House Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9781496405371

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An anthology by three bestselling romance authors

For Love of Money by Terri Blackstock Trying to launch her own design firm while waitressing on the side, Julie Sheffield was drawn to the kind man she waited on at the restaurant last night . . . until he stiffed her on the tip by leaving her half of a sweepstakes ticket.

The Recipe by Candace Calvert Hospital dietary assistant Aimee Curran is determined to win the Vegan Valentine Bake-Off to prove she’s finally found her calling. But while caring for one of her patients—the elderly grandmother of a handsome CSI photographer—Aimee begins to question where she belongs.

Hook, Line & Sinker by Susan May Warren Grad student Abigail Cushman has agreed to enter the annual Deep Haven fishing contest. She’s a quick learner, even if she doesn’t know the difference between a bass and a trout. But nothing could prepare her for competing against the handsome charmer she’s tried to forget since grief tore them apart.

One chance for each woman to change her life . . . but will love be the real prize?


The Choosing

(Seer Novel #1)

The Choosing
The Choosing

Rachelle Dekker

  • Tyndale House Publishers
  • Speculative
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9781496402257

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Like all citizens since the Ruining, Carrington Hale knows the importance of this day. But she never expected the moment she’d spent a lifetime preparing for—her Choosing ceremony—to end in disaster. Ripped from her family, she’ll spend her days serving as a Lint, the lowest level of society. She knows it’s her duty to follow the true way of the Authority.

But as Carrington begins this nightmare, rumors of rebellion rattle her beliefs. Though the whispers contradict everything she’s been told, they resonate deep within.

Then Carrington is offered an unprecedented chance at the life she’s always dreamed of, yet she can’t shake the feeling that it may be an illusion. With a killer targeting Lints and corruption threatening the highest levels of the Authority, Carrington must uncover the truth before it destroys her.


To Win Her Favor

(Belle Meade Plantation #2)

To Win Her Favor
To Win Her Favor

Tamera Alexander

  • Zondervan Publishing
  • Historical
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780310291077

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A gifted rider in a world where ladies never race, Maggie Linden is determined that her horse will become a champion. But the one man who could help her has vowed to stay away from thoroughbred racing forever.

An Irishman far from home, Cullen McGrath left a once prosperous life in England because of a horse racing scandal that nearly ruined him. He’s come to Nashville for a fresh start, hoping to buy land and begin farming, all while determined to stay as far away from thoroughbred racing as possible. But starting over proves harder than he’d wagered, especially when Maggie Linden’s father makes him an offer he shouldn’t accept yet cannot possibly refuse.

Maggie is certain that her mare, Bourbon Belle, can take the top purse in the inaugural Peyton Stakes, the richest race ever run in America. Maggie only needs the chance to prove it. To give her that chance—and to save Linden Downs from being sold to the highest bidder—Maggie’s father, aging, yet wily as ever, makes a barter. His agreement includes one tiny, troublesome detail––Maggie must marry a man she’s never met. A man she never would have chosen for herself.


Love Arrives in Pieces

(A Novel)

Love Arrives in Pieces
Love Arrives in Pieces

Betsy St. Amant

  • Zondervan Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780310338475

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For so long, Stella was known for her beauty. Now, with her heart stripped bare, she must discover who she really is.

Former pageant queen Stella Varland doesn’t trust beauty anymore after her divorce. Her appearance betrayed her and led to her brokenness—so instead of being beautiful, now she tries to make beautiful things, but always falls short. So she keeps her passion for her secret art to herself and focuses on her interior design work. But if she doesn’t get another job soon, she’ll be stuck living with her parents.

Contractor Chase Taylor is determined to live a life of no regrets after losing his fiancée in a car crash. Now he lives life at full speed, striving to see how much he can accomplish. He knows if he slows down, he’ll fall apart. So he returns home to Bayou Bend to renovate the town’s old theater, and is shocked to learn former flame Stella is the designer for the project.

Forced to work together, Chase and Stella battle their chemistry and their pasts as they struggle to compromise and come together on a vision for the theater. Chase doesn’t understand why Stella is such a subdued version of herself, while Stella doesn’t get why Chase thinks he understands her. Their wills clash as they attempt to hide their brokenness—and their unresolved feelings for each other—until Chase discovers the hidden parts of Stella, losing her trust in the process.

A near catastrophe, a fire, and a small-town gossip mill finally force both Stella and Chase to realize that they have a choice—to hold on to the shards of their pasts, or surrender their fragmented pieces to the One who makes a beautiful masterpiece from the broken.


A Simple Prayer

(Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel #3)

A Simple Prayer
A Simple Prayer

Amy Clipston

  • Zondervan Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780310335887

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Linda is no stranger to hardship. Now she dares to hope for a chance at love and a new beginning.

As the sole survivor of a buggy accident that left her orphaned at age four, Linda Zook was reluctantly raised by her Uncle Reuben. She longs to be worthy of someone, but the lasting trauma of her injuries and embittered upbringing have destroyed her self-worth. When Hannah Peterson asks her to work at the Heart of Paradise Bed & Breakfast, she’s finally able to realize some confidence.

Aaron Ebersol left the Amish community seventeen years ago when he could no longer bear the restrictions or the constant tension with his father. Despite years of unanswered letters to his parents, and the roots he’s put down in Missouri, Aaron rushes back to the Amish community of Paradise, Pennsylvania, after receiving word of his mother’s stroke. Hesitant to get too close to the family he was once a part of, he decides to stay at the Heart of Paradise Bed & Breakfast. Talking with Linda allows him to explore his feelings about his family and his position in the Amish community.

As Linda and Aaron open up to each other, their feelings for one another turn into more than friendship, and Aaron must make a decision about his future as an Amish man.

Can Linda and Aaron forgive the family members who have deceived and forsaken them? And will Aaron be able to convince Linda that she is worthy of his love?


Summer Brides

(A Year of Weddings Novella Collection)

Summer Brides
Summer Brides

Marybeth Whalen, Beth Wiseman, Debra Clopton

  • Zondervan Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780310339151

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A June Bride by Marybeth Whalen

Wynne Hardy never thought she’d get engaged on a reality TV show, but when she met Andy the two of them hit it off. Now he’s asked her to marry him, and they’re all set to wed on live TV in a seaside ceremony. But just as Wynne thinks all her dreams are coming true, her ex-boyfriend walks back into her life at the worst possible time. Steve broke her heart years ago, and she’s still sorting through her feelings for him. Will Wynne go through with her televised wedding and be the perfect June bride the network is looking for?

A July Bride by Beth Wiseman

It was the happiest day of her life when Alyssa Pennington walked down the aisle to be united with the man of her dreams. But when Brendan left her at the altar, Alyssa was consumed by humiliation, embarrassment, and a broken heart that wouldn’t allow her to trust anyone. Brendan Myers knows he will spend the rest of his life regretting what he did to Alyssa, the only woman he’s ever loved. Now he plans to win her back. But winning back his bride might prove much more difficult than he can imagine.

An August Bride by Debra Clopton

After a cowboy broke her heart, Kelsey Wilcox traded in her boots for flip-flops and a bistro on the beautiful sandy beach of Corpus Christi. Two years later, still not believing in happy endings, she is about to endure a weekend of torture at her cousin’s beach wedding. Brent Corbin has had his share of bad luck with women and isn’t looking for love or looking forward to the weekend of wedding festivities as a groomsman for his friend, but his attention is instantly captured by Kelsey. Thrown together through the weekend and with the meddlesome encouragement from some matchmakers, Brent is determined to pursue Kelsey and change her mind about cowboys.


A Promise of Hope

(Kauffman Amish Bakery #2)

A Promise of Hope
A Promise of Hope

[REPRINT]

Amy Clipston

  • Zondervan Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780310344087

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An Amish widow with newborn twins discovers her deceased husband had disturbing secrets. As she tries to come to grips with the past, she considers a loveless marriage to ensure stability for her young family . . . with her faith in God hanging in the balance.

Sarah Troyer never expected to raise her children on her own, but when her husband dies in a tragic accident, she finds refuge in the home of her parents in the Amish community of Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. Sarah is taken completely by surprise when a stranger arrives claiming connections to her husband’s past—even though he had told her he was an orphan with no family. From Luke, she learns her husband hid a secret life, one with ramifications that will change her own.

Sarah’s family, concerned for her and her children, encourages her to marry again. It should make sense . . . but Sarah’s heart says no. She feels trapped. Should she marry a man she doesn’t love? Or discover if her growing interest in Luke can be trusted?

Take a trip to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, where you’ll meet the women of the Kauffman Amish Bakery in Lancaster County. As each woman’s story unfolds, you will share in her heartaches, trials, joys, dreams . . . and secrets. You’ll discover how the simplicity of the Amish lifestyle and, most importantly, you will be encouraged by the hope and faith of these women, and the importance they place on their families.


The Baxters Take One

(Above the Line #1)

The Baxters Take One
The Baxters Take One

[REPRINT]

Karen Kingsbury

  • Zondervan Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780310342649

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Can they change the world—before the world changes them?

Filmmakers Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison have left the mission fields of Indonesia for the mission field of Hollywood with a dream bigger than both of them. Now they have done the impossible—raised enough money to independently produce a feature film with a message they hope will change the world. They have attached top talent to the picture, and are set to begin filming in Bloomington, Indiana, where Keith’s daughter is a freshman, when everything begins to unravel.

With millions of dollars of investors’ money on the line, Chase and Keith make a desperate attempt to keep the film from falling apart. Along the way, trouble threatens key relationships for the producers and makes them question everything they’re trying to do. Soon the realization dawns on them that they are in over their heads, a couple of Davids in a world of Hollywood Goliaths. Is it possible to keep things above the line, to beat the odds and make a movie unlike anything done before, or will they lose everything in the process?


Last Breath

(The Rayne Tour #1)

Last Breath
Last Breath

[REPRINT]

Brandilyn Collins and Amberly Collins

  • Zondervan Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780310748960

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With his last breath, a dying man whispered four stunning words into Shaley O’Connor’s ear. Shaley is reeling after two murders on the Rayne concert tour. But she has no time to rest. If the dying man’s claim is right, the danger is far from over. Shaley’s quest for the truth leads to the mysterious and wrenching past of her mother and father. Could what happened to them so many years ago threaten Shaley’s life now?


Always Watching

(The Rayne Tour #2)

Always Watching
Always Watching

[REPRINT]

Brandilyn Collins and Amberly Collins

  • Zondervan Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780310749189

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This daughter of a rock star has it all—until murder crashes her world.

The exciting and suspenseful Rayne Tour series features sixteen-year-old Shaley O’Connor, on tour with her mother’s popular band. Shaley lives in a whirlwind of backstage secrets, hotels, and limos. With beauty and fame of her own, Shaley wants for nothing … except the one thing she can’t have. During a concert, sixteen-year-old Shaley O’Connor stumbles upon the body of a friend backstage.

Is Tom Hutchens’ death connected to her?

Frightening messages arrive. Paparazzi stalk Shaley. Her private nightmare is displayed for all to see.

Where is God at a time like this?

As the clock runs out, Shaley must find Tom’s killer—before he strikes again.


Final Touch

(The Rayne Tour #3)

Final Touch
Final Touch

[REPRINT]

Brandilyn Collins and Amberly Collins

  • Zondervan Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780310749592

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The day Shaley O’Conner has dreamed of all her life is shattered by a nightmare.

On a lavish estate in California guarded from the media, Shaley’s mom, rock star Rayne O’Connor, is marrying her teen sweetheart and Shaley’s father, Gary Donovon. It’s a dream come true for Shaley, who has always longed for the father she never knew. But minutes before the wedding, Shaley is kidnapped.

Who is this man who has taken her—and why?

As Rayne and Gary race against time to find their daughter, Shaley’s abductor eludes the FBI at every turn. Fearing for her life, Shaley wills herself to stay strong. But as the days pass, she realizes that no one can save her but herself.


A Year of Weddings Novellas


May 2015 Christian Fiction
May 2015 Christian Fiction

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AMISH PROMISES by Leslie Gould (2 print copies – USA & CANADA only)
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LOVE ARRIVES IN PIECES by Betsy St. Amant 
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A SIMPLE PRAYER by Amy Clipston 
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SUMMER BRIDES by Marybeth Whalen, Beth Wiseman, Debra Clopton
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