May 2016 Christian Fiction

May 2016 Releases in Christian Fiction

New Releases in Christian Fiction for May 2016 include 28 titles from Abingdon Press, Barbour Publishing, Bethany House Publishers, Howard Books, Revell Books, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Tyndale House Publishers, WaterBrook Multnomah and Zondervan Publishing.

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PLUS! ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

NR-16-05-1500Simply comment at the end of the blog post on which titles you would love to read the most and you can enter the draw.

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There are 18 different titles in the giveaway to choose from.

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Entry details at the end of the blog post.

Contest entries close Monday July 11 EST.

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

 *TRACES OF GUILT by Dee Henderson  (2 print copies - USA only)
*FADING STARLIGHT by Kathryn Cushman (2 print copies - USA only)
*SOMEONE LIKE YOU by Victoria Bylin (2 print copies - USA only)
*HER ONE AND ONLY by Becky Wade (2 print copies - USA only)
*STRANGER AT STONEWYCKE by Michael Phillips & Judith Pella (2 print copies - USA only)
*SHADOWS OVER STONEWYCKE by Michael Phillips & Judith Pella (2 print copies - USA only)
*TREASURE OF STONEWYCKE by Michael Phillips & Judith Pella (2 print copies - USA only)
*SINS OF THE PAST by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, Lynette Eason (2 print copies - USA only)
*ANCHOR IN THE STORM by Sarah Sundin (2 print copies - USA only)
*THE QUIETING by Suzanne Woods Fisher (2 print copies - USA only)
*MURDER COMES BY MAIL by A.H. Gabhart (2 print copies - USA only)
*EVERY BRIDE HAS HER DAY by Janice Thompson (2 print copies - USA only)
*THE BEAUTIFUL PRETENDER by Melanie Dickerson (1 print copy - USA only)
*THERE WILL BE STARS by Billy Coffey (1 print copy - USA only)
*DAWN AT EMBERWILDE by Sarah E. Ladd (1 print copy - USA only)
*SISTER EVE AND THE BLUE NUN by Lynne Hinton (1 print copy - USA only)
*KISS THE BRIDE by Melissa McClone, Robin Lee Hatcher, Kathryn Springer (1 print copy - USA only)
*SEASON OF GLORY by Lisa Tawn Bergren (1 print copy - USA only)

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Through the Shadows

(Golden Gate Chronicles #3)

9781426781452Karen Barnett

  • Abingdon Press
  • Historical
  • May 2016
  • ISBN: 9781426781452

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The devastating earthquake is just two years past, but the city of San Francisco is still trying to recover. Destruction of this magnitude is not so easy to overcome-and neither are the past regrets shadowing Elizabeth King’s hopeful future.

Hoping to right her wrongs, Elizabeth dedicates herself to helping girls rescued from slavery in Chinatown brothels, even if it means putting her own life at risk to sneak through the gloomy alleys and rooftops where dangers lurk.

Putting her life on the line for a worthy cause is admirable. But opening her heart is even more terrifying. So when Elizabeth meets attorney, Charles McKinley—a man who dreams of reforming San Francisco’s crooked politics—Elizabeth begins to doubt: Can she maintain her pretense and hide her past? Or will her secret jeopardize both their futures?

 

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Medical Judgment

(A Novel)

9781630881207Richard Mabry

  • Abingdon Press
  • Contemporary
  • May 2016
  • ISBN: 9781630881207

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Someone is after Dr. Sarah Gordon. They’ve stalked her and set a fire at her home. Trying to recover from the traumatic deaths of her husband and infant daughter is tough enough, but she has no idea what will come next. Her late husband’s best friend and a recovering alcoholic detective are trying to solve the mystery before it’s too late, but both appear to be vying for her affection as well. Sarah finds herself in constant fear as the process plays out.

As the threats on her life continue to escalate, so do the questions: Who is doing this? Why are they after her? And with her only help being unreliable suitors in competition with each other, whom can she really trust?

 

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The Betrayed Fiancee

(The Amish Millionaire Part 3)

9781634092050Wanda E. Brunstetter & Jean Brunstetter

  • Barbour Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • May 2016
  • ISBN: 9781634092050

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Join New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter along with Jean Brunstetter in Holmes County for a dramatic new 6-part serial novel.

In Part 3, The Betrayed Fiancée, experience the hurt along with Kristi Palmer when she learns the man she planned to marry has squandered their joint savings on his selfish desires. Can trust broken ever be mended?

The Amish Millionaire — A 6-Part Serial Novel
#1: The English Son — Available Now
#2: The Stubborn Father — Available Now
#3: The Betrayed Fiancee — Available Now
#4: The Missing Will — June 2016
#5: The Divided Family — July 2016
#6: The Selfless Act — August 2016

 

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In His Place

(A Novel)

9781634097666Harry C. Griffith

  • Barbour Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • May 2016
  • ISBN: 9781634097666

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Charles Sheldon’s WWJD? was a significant challenge in its time, but God calls us to do more than wait until we are facing a decision and then choose to do what we think Jesus would do. We are to incarnate Christ in our time, being conscious of the presence and power of God within us in all of our thoughts and actions. This is what pastor Steve Long wants his congregation to understand.

When Long challenges his prominent but self-satisfied congregation to become a living force for Christ in their small North Georgia town, he is blindsided by personal trials. Responding to Christ’s command “As the Father has sent me, so I send you,” Pastor Long tackles these difficult situations—and more—over a tumultuous week of trials and testing and ultimately learns (as he leads) what it means to walk In His Place.

 

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Small-Town Brides Romance Collection

(Nine Romances Develop Under the Watchful Eyes of Neighbors)

9781634096713Kelly Eileen Hake, Kathleen Y’Barbo, Janet Lee Barton, Susan Downs, Darlene Franklin, Pamela Griffin, Debby Mayne, Donita Kathleen Paul, Marjorie Vawter

  • Barbour Publishing
  • Historical
  • May 2016
  • ISBN: 9781634096713

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Join the fun and feel the romance in various historical communities from Massachusetts to Florida, Missouri to Texas. Meet ladies who take firm stands for their work in mills, orphanages, churches, schools, hospitals, and the like as they dance through courtship with their beaus. Can the nine couples develop lasting loves under the watchful eyes of their neighbors?

 

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Brides of Alaska

(50 States of Love)

9781634092142Tracie Peterson

  • Barbour Publishing
  • Historical
  • May 2016
  • ISBN: 9781634092142

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Journey to Alaska with bestselling author Tracie Peterson. The bleak wilderness of America’s 49th state challenges three women in different eras: Julie, a nurse, who must serve victims of a 1925 diphtheria epidemic; Beth, whose Canadian-born husband is killed in World War II; and Rita, who takes on the ultimate test of endurance, the Iditarod dog sled race. Each must surmount the obstacles in her life, and perhaps, with God’s help, find true love as well.

 

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Heart’s Heritage

(Includes Bonus Story of The Magistrate’s Folly by Lisa Karon Richardson)

9781634097123Ramona K. Cecil

  • Barbour Publishing
  • Historical
  • May 2016
  • ISBN: 9781634097123

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Enjoy an early frontier romance from author Ramona Cecil. Brave the dangers of Indian territory alongside Annie Martin who tries to keep her homestead going after the deaths of her husband and father. When a stranger claims half ownership and a desperate need for money to clear his name of murder charges, can the two find common ground before something more precious than the sod beneath their feet is ripped from their hands?

Also includes a bonus historical romance, The Magistrate’s Folly by Lisa Karon Richardson.

 

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Traces of Guilt

(An Evie Blackwell Cold Case)

9780764218866Dee Henderson

  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780764218866

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She’s turning up the heat on Carin County’s cold cases . . .

Evie Blackwell loves her life as an Illinois State Police detective . . . mostly. She’s very skilled at investigations and has steadily moved up through the ranks. She would like to find Mr. Right, but she has a hard time imagining how marriage could work, considering the demands of her job.

Gabriel Thane grew up in Carin County and is now its sheriff, a job he loves. Gabe is committed to upholding the law and cares deeply for the residents he’s sworn to protect. He too would like to find a lifetime companion, a marriage like his parents have. . . .

When Evie arrives in Carin, Illinois, it’s to help launch a new task force focused on unsolved crimes across the state. She will work with the sheriff’s department on a couple of its most troubling missing-persons cases. As she studies old evidence to pull out a few tenuous new leads, she unearths surprising connections. One way or another, she knows Gabriel Thane and his family will be key to the answers she seeks.

 

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Fading Starlight

(A Novel)

9780764212628Kathryn Cushman

  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780764212628

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When Her Big Shot Blows Up on Her,
How Far Will One Woman Go to Regain Her Dream?

Lauren Summers is in hiding. Her fashion house internship was supposed to launch her career, but a red carpet accident has left her blackballed. The only job she can find comes with little pay, but at least it offers a free place to live–a run-down cottage in the shadow of a cliff-side mansion. Planning to live on savings until she figures out what’s next, she’s unprepared to be contacted by a reporter.

Kendall Joiner is researching Charlotte Montgomery, a former Hollywood ingénue who lives a reclusive life in the cliff-side mansion. Rumors have swirled for decades about Charlotte, and now Kendall wants to find the real story. In return, she may just have the key to getting Lauren back into the fashion world. Desperate to restore her dreams, Lauren’s not sure she can turn down the offer–but as she and Miss Montgomery get to know more about each other, Lauren realizes nothing is quite as it seems.

 

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Someone Like You

(A Novel)

9780764217371Victoria Bylin

  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780764217371

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Single mom Julia Dare has a lot on her plate. A brand new Christian, she’s busy trying to run her own business, spend time with her widowed mother, and raise her young son, Max, despite his father’s less-than-ideal influence on him. When a big account from her event-planning business sends her to the Caliente Springs resort, she’s shocked to come face-to-face with Zeke Monroe, the resort’s general manager and her college sweetheart.

With his faith in tatters, Zeke Monroe is determined to keep the historic Caliente Springs resort running despite financial difficulties. But when Julia walks back into his life, he can’t ignore the feelings she stirs up. As they work together on an important client’s dream wedding, the fate of the resort soon depends on their success. When Zeke and Julia are pushed to their limits both personally and professionally, will their history put up walls between them or bring them together?

 

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Her One and Only

(Porter Family #4)

9780764211102Becky Wade

  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780764211102

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After ten years in the NFL, superstar Gray Fowler is accustomed to obsessive fans. But when Gray starts receiving death threats from a stalker, his team hires an executive protection agency to guard him until the culprit is caught. Dealing with bodyguards 24/7 is a headache, especially when one of them is a young, beautiful woman. How can a female half his size possibly protect him better than he can protect himself?

Dru Porter is a former Marine, an expert markswoman, and a black belt–none of which saved her from disaster on her last assignment. In order to rebuild her tarnished reputation, she’s determined to find Gray’s stalker and, since relationships between agents and clients are forbidden, avoid a romantic attachment between herself and the rugged football player with the mysterious past.

Yet every secret that leads Dru closer to the stalker also draws her closer to Gray. As the danger escalates, they’ll survive only if they can learn to trust their lives–and their hearts–to one another.

 

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Sins of the Past

(A Romantic Suspense Novella Collection)

9780764217975Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, Lynette Eason

  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780764217975

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Secrets and Lies. Danger That Will Never Go Away.
Join Three Beloved Masters of Romantic Suspense for Novellas Where the Past Will Not Stay Buried.

Dee Henderson – “Missing”
A Wyoming sheriff is called to Chicago when his elderly mother goes missing from her retirement community. Paired with a savvy Chicago cop, the two soon launch into a race against the clock when they realize something dark may lie at the heart of the disappearance.

Dani Pettrey – “Shadowed”
Adventure, romance, and danger collide when a young Alaskan fisherman nets the body of a Russian open water swimming competitor. Another swimmer, who’d been the dead woman’s roommate years ago, is pulled into the search for answers as it grows more and more clear that something sinister is at play.

Lynette Eason – “Blackout”
A young woman once implicated in a robbery gone wrong finds herself at risk years later when the real culprit is up for parole. The loot taken that night has never been found and he believes she knows where it’s hidden–only her memory of that night has always been unreliable. Can she remember enough to find her way to safety?

 

 

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Stranger at Stonewyke [REPRINT]

(The Stonewycke Legacy #1)

9780764218576Michael Phillips & Judith Pella

  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Historical
  • May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780764218576

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The compelling continuation of the Ramsey family saga begun in The Stonewycke Trilogy.

The Victorian Era is over. World politics have been revamped with the Great War. Social, economic, and spiritual traditions are being discarded like button shoes. The gulf between Maggie Duncan’s world and that of her granddaughter, Allison MacNeil, seems to be marked in centuries, not decades. Allison now represents a new generation, one susceptible to change and corruption.

The Scottish town of Port Strathy in 1931 has grown but is beginning to feel the effects of the Depression. The Stonewycke fortune is being stretched to its limits as the family tries to bolster the town’s economy. When a charming young stranger appears at the estate, Allison is faced with a choice that will place the family once again at a crossroads that will determine its destiny.

 

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Shadows Over Stonewycke [REPRINT]

(The Stonewycke Legacy #2)

9780764218583Michael Phillips & Judith Pella

  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Historical
  • May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780764218583

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Allison and Logan Macintyre’s marriage had promised a happy future for them and the Stonewycke estate. Yet they soon discover it is only the beginning of an ongoing journey.

Shortly before the outbreak of World War II, Allison and Logan’s relationship has fallen on a period of disenchantment. Logan, bounding from job to job, finally gets involved in wartime espionage for the Britishwithout Allison’s knowledge. Separated for long periods of time, Logan slips into France and becomes a part of the Underground as a double agent while Allison struggles to survive during the German bombings of London. Stretched to their limits, they must find the faith and courage to fight not only for their lives, but also for their marriage.

 

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Treasure of Stonewycke [REPRINT]

(The Stonewycke Legacy #3)

9780764218590Michael Phillips & Judith Pella

  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Historical
  • May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780764218590

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Allison and Logan Macintyre’s marriage has flourished in the years since World War II. Logan is now a distinguished member of the British Parliament and, at Lady Joanna’s passing, Allison finds herself responsible for all of Stonewycke. While the family grieves their loss at the graveside services, an unfamiliar woman arrives to lay a rose on the coffin. Leaving an air of guarded mystery in her wake, the stranger disappears with a whisper intended for no one’s ears but her own: “If only I’d come sooner . . .”

Filled with questions, Allison and Logan must once again examine their past and rely on their faith to sustain them through discoveries that promise to reshape their lives.

 

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Anchor in the Storm

(Waves of Freedom #2)

9780800723439Sarah Sundin

  • Revell Books
  • Historical
  • May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780800723439

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In a time of sacrifice, what price can one put on true love?

Nothing slows Lillian Avery down–not her personal challenges and certainly not America’s entry into World War II. She finally has a chance to prove herself as a pharmacist in Boston. The demands of her new job energize her. But society boy Ensign Archer Vandenberg’s attentions only annoy–even if he isher brother’s best friend.

During the darkest days of the war, Arch’s destroyer hunts German U-boats in vain as the submarines sink dozens of merchant ships along the East Coast. Still shaken by battles at sea, Arch notices his men also struggle with their nerves–and with drowsiness. Could there be a link to the large prescriptions Lillian has been filling?

As the danger rises on both land and sea, the two must work together to answer that question. But can Arch ever earn Lillian’s trust and affection?

 

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The Quieting

(The Bishop’s Family #2)

9780800723217Suzanne Woods Fisher

  • Revell Books
  • Contemporary
  • May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780800723217

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It was a well-laid plan–but it wasn’t her plan . . .

It’s all her grandmother’s fault. For the last few months, Abigail Stoltzfus has helped her father with his genealogical research, hoping that breaking through a client’s brick wall would also break his melancholy. But now her intrusive grandmother has set her sights on marrying off Abigail and insists she come to Stoney Ridge, where there is a plethora of eligible bachelors.

Except that Mammi is mistaken. There are no eligible bachelors in Stoney Ridge, barring one, and he’s all wrong. Dane Glick has the wrong last name and the wrong relatives–including the bishop who is at odds over a church matter with Abigail’s uncle, minister David Stoltzfus.

As the conflict grows, setting family against family, it’s becoming clear that the path to a solution may lead to a Quieting–a removal of a church leader. But for which one? And when Abigail stumbles onto a curious connection during her genealogical research, it could help David solve one problem–but will it create another?

 

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Murder Comes By Mail

(Hidden Springs Mysteries #2)

9780800727055A. H. Gabhart

  • Revell Books
  • Contemporary
  • May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780800727055

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Doing a good deed never felt so bad

Deputy Sheriff Michael Keane doesn’t particularly enjoy being touted as the hero of Hidden Springs after pulling a suicidal man back from the edge of the Eagle River bridge in front of dozens of witnesses–a few of whom caught the breathtaking moments with their cameras. But the media hype doesn’t last long as a new story pushes its way into the public consciousness of Hidden Springs’ concerned citizens.

Photos of a dead girl arrive in the mail, and Michael becomes convinced she was murdered by the man he saved. With a killer one step ahead, things in Hidden Springs begin to unravel. Now Michael must protect the people he loves–because the killer could be targeting one of them next.

 

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Every Bride Has Her Day

(Brides with Style #3)

9780800724016Janice Thompson

  • Revell Books
  • Contemporary
  • May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780800724016

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Katie’s determined to make it down the aisle this time–but it may be easier said than done

Katie Fisher is ecstatic. Pro basketball star Brady James has proposed, and she can’t wait to start planning their life together. But it’s hard to focus on her own happily ever after when her calendar is filling up with celebrations for friends and family. Beyond that, it seems everyone around her has an opinion–and a strong one at that–on what Katie’s special day should look like. Will she ever manage to settle all of the details for her storybook wedding? Or will her overzealous friends and relations make a mess of everything?

 

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The Beautiful Pretender

(A Medieval Fairy Tale #2)

9780718026288Melanie Dickerson

  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Historical
  • May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780718026288

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After inheriting his title from his brother, the margrave has two weeks to find a noble bride. What will happen when he learns he has fallen for a lovely servant girl in disguise?

The Margrave of Thornbeck has to find a bride, fast. He invites ten noble born ladies who meet the king’s approval to be his guests at Thornbeck Castle for two weeks, a time to test these ladies and reveal their true character.

Avelina has only two instructions: keep her true identity a secret and make sure the margrave doesn’t select her as his bride. Since the latter seems unlikely, she concentrates on not getting caught. No one must know she is merely a maidservant, sent by the Earl of Plimmwald to stand in for his daughter, Dorothea.

Despite Avelina’s best attempts at diverting attention from herself, the margrave has taken notice. And try as she might, she can’t deny her own growing feelings. But something else is afoot in the castle. Something sinister that could have far worse—far deadlier—consequences.

 

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There Will Be Stars

(A Novel)

9780718026820Billy Coffey

  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Speculative
  • May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780718026820

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“IN A LIFE FULL OF LIES, HE FINALLY SETTLED FOR THE TRUTH.”

No one in Mattingly ever believed Bobby Barnes would live to see old age. Drink would either rot Bobby from the inside out or dull his senses just enough to send his truck off the mountain on one of his nightly rides. Although Bobby believes such an end possible—and even likely—it doesn’t stop him from taking his twin sons Matthew and Mark into the mountains one Saturday night. A sharp curve, blinding headlights, metal on metal, his sons’ screams. Bobby’s final thought as he sinks into blackness is a curious one—There will be stars.

Yet it is not death that greets him beyond the veil. Instead, he returns to the day he has just lived and finds he is not alone in this strange new world. Six others are trapped with him.

Bobby soon discovers that this supposed place of peace is actually a place of secrets and hidden dangers. Along with three others, he seeks to escape, even as the world around him begins to crumble. The escape will lead some to greater life, others to endless death . . . and Bobby Barnes to understand the deepest nature of love.

 

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Dawn at Emberwilde

(Treasures of Surrey #2)

9780718011819Sarah E. Ladd

  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Historical
  • May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780718011819

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Isabel Creston never dared to dream that love could be hers. Now, at the edge of a forest filled with dark secrets, she faces a fateful choice between love and duty.

For as long as she can remember, beautiful and free-spirited Isabel has strained against the rules and rigidity of the Fellsworth School in the rolling English countryside. No longer a student, Isabel set her sights on a steady role as a teacher at the school, a safe yet stifling establishment that would enable her to care for her younger sister Lizzie, who was left in her care after her father’s death.

The unexpected arrival of a stranger with news of unknown relatives turns Isabel’s small, predictable world upside down, sweeping her and her young charge into a labyrinth of intrigue and hidden motives.

At her new family’s invitation, Isabel and Lizzie relocate to Emberwilde, a sprawling estate adjacent to a vast, mysterious wood rife with rumors and ominous folklore—along with whispers of something far more sinister. Perhaps even more startling, two handsome men begin pursuing Isabel, forcing her to learn the delicate dance between attraction, the intricate rules of courtship, and the hopes of her heart.

At Emberwilde Isabel will discover that the key to unlocking the mystery of her past may also open the door to her future and security. But first she must find it—in the depths of Emberwilde Forest.

 

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Sister Eve and the Blue Nun

(Divine Private Detective Agency Mystery #3)

9780718041885Lynne Hinton

  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780718041885

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After a murder at the monastery, Sister Eve may need a miracle if she is to prove a dear friend isn’t a cold-blooded killer.

Sister Eve, a motorcycle-riding nun with a natural (or is it supernatural?) gift for solving murders returns to the enclave she once called home and quickly finds herself confronting yet another mysterious death.

Someone has poisoned Dr. Kelly Middlesworth—a researcher on the life and ministry of 17th-century’s revered “Blue Nun”—and a set of irreplaceable historic documents have disappeared before they could even be examined.

When all evidence seems to point to the victim’s brother, Sister Eve sets out to expose the killer and learn the explosive truth those missing manuscripts might contain.

Chasing a killer is dangerous work, and as her two worlds collide, Sister Eve may need some heavenly help simply to survive.

 

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Lead Me Home

(A Novel)

9781496409553Amy Sorrells

  • Tyndale House Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • May 2016
  • ISBN: 9781496409553

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Amid open fields and empty pews, small towns can crush big dreams.

Abandoned by his no-good father and forced to grow up too soon, Noble Burden has set his dreams aside to run the family farm. Meanwhile, James Horton, the pastor of the local church, questions his own calling as he prepares to close the doors for good.

As a severe storm rolls through, threatening their community and very livelihood, both men fear losing what they care about most . . . and reconsider where they truly belong.

 

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Land of Silence

(A Novel)

9781496406460Tessa Afshar

  • Tyndale House Publishers
  • Historical
  • May 2016
  • ISBN: 9781496406460

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Before Christ called her daughter . . .

Before she stole healing by touching the hem of his garment . . .

Elianna is a young girl crushed by guilt. After her only brother is killed while in her care, Elianna tries to earn forgiveness by working for her father’s textile trade and caring for her family. When another tragedy places Elianna in sole charge of the business, her talent for design brings enormous success, but never the absolution she longs for. As her world unravels, she breaks off her betrothal to the only man she will ever love. Then illness strikes, isolating Elianna from everyone, stripping everything she has left.

No physician can cure her. No end is in sight. Until she hears whispers of a man whose mere touch can heal. After so many years of suffering and disappointment, is it possible that one man could redeem the wounds of body . . . and soul?

 

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Together at the Table

(Two Blue Doors #3)

9780307731791Hillary Manton Lodge

  • WaterBrook Multnomah
  • Contemporary
  • May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780307731791

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Three months ago, Juliette D’Alisa’s world changed.

In a bittersweet series of events, her mother’s health took a turn for the worse. Juliette and her brother opened their restaurant together to rave reviews, but her romance with Memphis immunologist Neil McLaren ended in anger and tears.

As autumn sweeps into the Pacific Northwest, Juliette feels that she’s finally on the cusp of equilibrium. The restaurant continues to thrive, and her family is closer than ever. She and sous-chef Adrien are seeing each other, both in and out of the kitchen. Just when she thinks her world might stop spinning, a trip to the waterfront lands a familiar face into her path.

Rather than dwell on her personal life, Juliette throws herself into work and research. After reading her grandmother’s letters from war-torn Paris, she still wants to know the full story –  and she’ll travel across countries and oceans to find it.

But even Juliette can’t outrun the man who stole her heart. As she finally uncovers the truth about her family history, what will it mean for her own chances at lasting love?

 

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Kiss the Bride

(Three Summer Love Stories: A Year of Weddings Novella Collection)

9780310395874Melissa McClone, Robin Lee Hatcher, Kathryn Springer

  • Zondervan Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780310395874

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Meet the people who make it all happen—the planners, the photographers, the musicians who have helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples—as they find their own happy endings in the second Year of Weddings novella collection.

Picture Perfect Love: A June Wedding Story by Melissa McClone

When image becomes everything, it’s up to love to refocus the heart.

Photographer Jenna Harrison wants every bride and groom to look picture perfect on their special day. But her own heart is still broken, the unworn wedding dress hanging in her closet a reminder that relationships aren’t always as perfect as they look through her camera lens.

Attorney Ashton Vance is the one that got away, but he wrongly blamed Jenna for ruining his political aspirations. Even if Jenna can forgive him, dare he hope for a second chance at her love?

I Hope You Dance: A July Wedding Story by Robin Lee Hatcher

Can two left feet lead to one perfect romance?

Grant Nichols is a genius in the kitchen and a klutz on the dance floor. But his friend’s wedding is shaping up to be a shindig the likes of which Kings Meadow has never seen—including dancing. Lots of dancing.

Former rodeo queen Skye Foster is offering dance lessons for the wedding party. Grant and Skye are no match on paper. But when they step onto the dance floor, they create a melody all their own.

Love on a Deadline: An August Wedding Story by Kathryn Springer

MacKenzie “Mac” Davis returns to her hometown of Red Leaf, Wisconsin, and takes a job at the weekly newspaper writing about social events.

When Hollis Channing, Mac’s high school nemesis, returns to Red Leaf to marry her celebrity fiancé, the editor asks Mac to cover all the festivities for the newspaper. The last thing Mac wants to do is reconnect with the person who made her life miserable when she was a teenager . . . unless it’s spending time with Ethan Channing, the bride’s older brother—and Mac’s first crush.

 

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Season of Glory

(Remnants #3)

9780310735663Lisa T. Bergren

  • Zondervan Publishing
  • Speculative
  • March 2016
  • ISBN: 9780310735663

Purchase:
[Kindle | Amazon | The Book Depository]

In the third and final volume of the Remnants series, the power of the Remnants and their people are growing, threatening Pacifica’s careful plans for domination. Among the Trading Union, village after village, outpost after outpost, and city after city are drawn to people of the Way, and agree to stand against those who hunt them. But Pacifica intends to ferret out and annihilate the Remnants—as well as everyone who hasn’t sworn allegiance to the empire—setting the stage for an epic showdown that will change the course of a world on the brink … forever.

 

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*TRACES OF GUILT by Dee Henderson (2 print copies - USA only)
*FADING STARLIGHT by Kathryn Cushman (2 print copies - USA only)
*SOMEONE LIKE YOU by Victoria Bylin (2 print copies - USA only)
*HER ONE AND ONLY by Becky Wade (2 print copies - USA only)
*STRANGER AT STONEWYCKE by Michael Phillips & Judith Pella (2 print copies - USA only)
*SHADOWS OVER STONEWYCKE by Michael Phillips & Judith Pella (2 print copies - USA only)
*TREASURE OF STONEWYCKE by Michael Phillips & Judith Pella (2 print copies - USA only)
*SINS OF THE PAST by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, Lynette Eason (2 print copies - USA only)
*ANCHOR IN THE STORM by Sarah Sundin (2 print copies - USA only)
*THE QUIETING by Suzanne Woods Fisher (2 print copies - USA only)
*MURDER COMES BY MAIL by A.H. Gabhart (2 print copies - USA only)
*EVERY BRIDE HAS HER DAY by Janice Thompson (2 print copies - USA only)
*THE BEAUTIFUL PRETENDER by Melanie Dickerson (1 print copy - USA only)
*THERE WILL BE STARS by Billy Coffey (1 print copy - USA only)
*DAWN AT EMBERWILDE by Sarah E. Ladd (1 print copy - USA only)
*SISTER EVE AND THE BLUE NUN by Lynne Hinton (1 print copy - USA only)
*KISS THE BRIDE by Melissa McClone, Robin Lee Hatcher, Kathryn Springer (1 print copy - USA only)
*SEASON OF GLORY by Lisa Tawn Bergren (1 print copy - USA only)

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57 Responses to May 2016 Releases in Christian Fiction

  1. I would love to win:
    SOMEONE LIKE YOU by Victoria Bylin
    HER ONE AND ONLY by Becky Wade
    Anchor in the Storm by Susan Sundin
    THE BEAUTIFUL PRETENDER by Melanie Dickerson
    DAWN AT EMBERWILDE by Sarah E. Ladd

    They look so good! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. I would love to win:

    – Medical Judgement by Richard L. Marby, M.D.
    – Traces of Guilt by Dee Henderson
    – Sins of the Past by Dee Henerson and others
    – The Quieting by Suzanne Woods Fisher

  3. I’m most looking forward to reading Traces of Guilt, Sins of the Past, Dawn at Emberwilde, I have The Beautiful Pretender, and Land of Silence but haven’t read them yet. I did read and enjoy Anchor in the Storm and Every Bride Has Her Day

  4. I am most looking forward to reading:

    *FADING STARLIGHT by Kathryn Cushman
    *HER ONE AND ONLY by Becky Wade
    Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar
    *SINS OF THE PAST by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, Lynette Eason
    *SOMEONE LIKE YOU by Victoria Bylin
    *THE BEAUTIFUL PRETENDER by Melanie Dickerson
    Through the Shadows by Karen Barnett
    *TRACES OF GUILT by Dee Henderson

  5. I apologize if my comment comes through 3 times. It didn’t appear to post the previous 2 times, so I’m trying once more (with shortened list).
    Her One and Only by Becky Wade

  6. Though all the books look great, I would really be interested in winning any of the following:

    Through the Shadows
    Small-Town Brides Romance Collection
    Brides of Alaska
    Stranger at Stonewyke
    Shadows Over Stonewycke
    Treasure of Stonewycke
    The Beautiful Pretender
    Dawn at Emberwilde
    Land of Silence

    Thanks for a fabulous giveaway and good luck everyone.

  7. I would love to read any of them, I have a couple of them. My top choice’s would be:

    1. SINS OF THE PAST by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, Lynette Eason

    2. TRACES OF GUILT by Dee Henderson

    3. THE QUIETING by Suzanne Woods Fisher

    4. THERE WILL BE STARS by Billy Coffey

    Thanks!Kristie

  8. *TRACES OF GUILT by Dee Henderson (2 print copies – USA only)
    *FADING STARLIGHT by Kathryn Cushman (2 print copies – USA only)
    *SOMEONE LIKE YOU by Victoria Bylin (2 print copies – USA only)
    *HER ONE AND ONLY by Becky Wade (2 print copies – USA only)
    *STRANGER AT STONEWYCKE by Michael Phillips & Judith Pella (2 print copies – USA only)
    *SHADOWS OVER STONEWYCKE by Michael Phillips & Judith Pella (2 print copies – USA only)
    *TREASURE OF STONEWYCKE by Michael Phillips & Judith Pella (2 print copies – USA only)
    *SINS OF THE PAST by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, Lynette Eason (2 print copies – USA only)
    *ANCHOR IN THE STORM by Sarah Sundin (2 print copies – USA only)
    *THE QUIETING by Suzanne Woods Fisher (2 print copies – USA only)
    *MURDER COMES BY MAIL by A.H. Gabhart (2 print copies – USA only)
    *EVERY BRIDE HAS HER DAY by Janice Thompson (2 print copies – USA only)
    *THE BEAUTIFUL PRETENDER by Melanie Dickerson (1 print copy – USA only)
    *THERE WILL BE STARS by Billy Coffey (1 print copy – USA only)
    *DAWN AT EMBERWILDE by Sarah E. Ladd (1 print copy – USA only)
    *SISTER EVE AND THE BLUE NUN by Lynne Hinton (1 print copy – USA only)
    *KISS THE BRIDE by Melissa McClone, Robin Lee Hatcher, Kathryn Springer (1 print copy – USA only)
    *SEASON OF GLORY by Lisa Tawn Bergren (1 print copy – USA only)

  9. I’ve already read (and loved) HER ONE AND ONLY and THE BEAUTIFUL PRETENDER.
    I’m also looking forward to reading: THROUGH THE SHADOWS, TRACES OF GUILT, FADING STARLIGHT, SINS OF THE PAST, ANCHOR IN THE STORM, MURDER COMES BY MAIL, and DAWN AT EMBERWILDE. So many books to put on my “want to read” list! Thanks for the giveaways.

  10. I’ve read several of these and can highly recommend: Her One and Only, Someone Like You, and Sins of the Past. I have several others in hand as ARCs that I REALLY need to get to but I can’t wait to start: The Quieting, Lead Me Home, Traces of Guilt and The Beautiful Pretender. Lots of quality authors in the lineup this month!

  11. I HAVE READ SEVERAL OF THESE BOOKS ALREADY AND CAN RECOMMEND THEM ALL; THE BOOKS I HAVE NOT READ ARE; THROUGH THE SHADOWS; MEDICAL JUDGMENT; SMALL TOWN BRIDES; BRIDES OF ALASKA; HEART’S HERITAGE; TRACES OF GUILT; FADING STARLIGHT; SOMEONE LIKE YOU; HER ONE AND ONLY; SINS OF THE PAST; THE QUIETING; MURDER CAME BY MAIL; THE BEAUTIFUL PRETENDER; LEAD ME HOME

  12. Here are the books I would love to read.

    Through the Shadows by Karen Barnett

    Fading Starlight by Kathryn Cushman

    Her One and Only by Becky Wade

    Sins of the Past by Dee Henderson, Lynette Eason, Dani Pettrey

    The Stonewycke Trilogy by Michael Phillips and Judith Pella

    Anchor In the Storm by Sarah Sundin

    Every Bride Has Her Day by Janice Thompson

    Together at the Table by Hillary Manton Lodge

  13. The books I am most looking forward to reading are:

    STRANGER AT STONEWYCKE by Michael Phillips & Judith Pella
    SHADOWS OVER STONEWYCKE by Michael Phillips & Judith Pella
    TREASURE OF STONEWYCKE by Michael Phillips & Judith Pella
    ANCHOR IN THE STORM by Sarah Sundin
    THE BEAUTIFUL PRETENDER by Melanie Dickerson
    DAWN AT EMBERWILDE by Sarah E. Ladd
    Through the Shadows by Karen Barnett
    Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar

  14. I’ve read a few of these, but many more are on my must-read list! These titles are most anticipated by me:

    TRACES OF GUILT by Dee Henderson
    ANCHOR IN THE STORM by Sarah Sundin
    THE BEAUTIFUL PRETENDER by Melanie Dickerson
    FADING STARLIGHT by Kathryn Cushman
    THROUGH THE SHADOWS by Karen Barnett

    Thanks for the chance to win ANY of the titles I haven’t read yet!

  15. Her One and Only was really fantastic! Others I’m looking forward to are

    Brides of Alaska by Tracie Peterson
    Anchor in the Storm by Sarah Sundin
    The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson
    Dawn at Emberwilde by Sarah E. Ladd
    Sister Eve and the Blue Nun by Lynne Hinton
    Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar
    Season of Glory by Lisa T. Bergren

  16. The books I am most looking forward to reading are:

    STRANGER AT STONEWYCKE by Michael Phillips & Judith Pella
    SHADOWS OVER STONEWYCKE by Michael Phillips & Judith Pella
    TREASURE OF STONEWYCKE by Michael Phillips & Judith Pella
    ANCHOR IN THE STORM by Sarah Sundin
    THE BEAUTIFUL PRETENDER by Melanie Dickerson
    DAWN AT EMBERWILDE by Sarah E. Ladd
    Through the Shadows by Karen Barnett
    Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar

  17. I’ve already read and LOVED Fading Starlight, Her One and Only, Beautiful Pretender, Together at the Table, and Dawn at Emberwilde!

    On my TBR pile right now are:
    Traces of Guilt
    Land of Silence
    Every Bride Has Her Day
    Someone Like You
    Sins of the Past

    And others are on the TBR list! Thanks for the giveaways!

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