November 2015 Christian Fiction

November 2015 Releases in Christian Fiction

New Releases in Christian Fiction for November 2015 include 17 titles from Barbour Publishing, Bethany House Publishers, Howard Books, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Zondervan Publishing and other publishing houses of CBA Trade fiction.

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PLUS! ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

NR-15-11-1500Simply 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 11 different titles in the giveaway to choose from.
Entry details at the end of the blog post.

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Contest entries close
Thursday December 3 EST.

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

 *RISING DARKNESS by Nancy Mehl (2 print copies - USA only)
 *LONE STAR BRIDES by Tracie Peterson (2 print copies - USA only)
 *HUCKLEBERRY HEARTS by Jennifer Beckstrand (2 print copies - USA only)
 *THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Irma Joubert (1 print copy - USA only)
 *THE BRONTË PLOT by Katherine Reay (1 print copy - USA only)
 *THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF by James L. Rubart (1 print copy - USA only)
 *THE GOLDEN BRAID by Melanie Dickerson (1 print copy - USA only)
 *THE CAPTIVE IMPOSTER by Dawn Crandall (2 print copies - USA & Canada only)
 *THE WEDDING CHAPEL by Rachel Hauck (1 print copy - USA only)
 *WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM by Shelley Gray (1 print copy - USA only)
 *A SEASON TO WED by Rachel Hauck, Cindy Kirk, Cheryl Wyatt (1 print copy - USA only)

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Joline’s Redemption

(Land Rush Dreams #2)

9781628369526Vickie McDonough

  • Barbour Publishing
  • Historical
  • November 2015
  • ISBN: 9781628369526

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Joline had lofty dreams of love and luxury, but after her husband leaves her and she makes a series of fateful decisions, Jo has fallen as far as any woman can. Bereft of all hope and with the threat of losing her son, Jo seeks refuge at her sister’s home. Jo has a long list of secrets to keep and has to look over her shoulder, as the man she’s running from may show up anywhere, anytime. Is it possible that God can redeem Jo, and give her hope for a happy future? Find out in Joline’s Redemption—book 2 in Vickie McDonough’s Land Rush Dreams trilogy.

 

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The Heirloom Brides Collection 

{Treasured Items Bring Couples Together in Four Historical Romances}

9781634094795Kim Vogel Sawyer, Tracey Bateman, Joanne Bischof, Mona Hodgson

  • Barbour Publishing
  • Historical
  • November 2015
  • ISBN: 9781634094795

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Meet four women whose lives are in transition and watch as something old, new, borrowed, or blue brings them joy, romance, and renewed faith. Betsy’s something old is a lost family watch. Wren’s something new is a home built with her in mind. Clara’s something borrowed is a farmhand from the neighbors. Darla’s something blue is her mother’s missing cameo. Will each woman find the treasure her heart is intent upon in these four historical romance novellas?

 

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The Knight’s Bride

{Chivalry Lives in 6 Stories from the Middle Ages}

9781634095655Tracie Peterson, Dianne Christner, Pamela Griffin, Yvonne Lehman, Jill Stengl

  • Barbour Publishing
  • Historical
  • November 2015
  • ISBN: 9781634095655

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Take six romantic adventures back in time to the Middle Ages along with five authors including Tracie Peterson, who tell the stories of couples challenged by the injustices of their times. Some couples are pulled apart by wars and feuds, while others have their futures determined by their oppressors. Can a faith be found to keep hope alive and give joy in all circumstances?

 

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The Storekeeper’s Daughter

{Daughters of Lancaster County #1}

9781630588854[MASS-MARKET PAPERBACK]

Wanda E. Brunstetter

  • Barbour Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • November 2015
  • ISBN: 9781630588854

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Time seems to stand still in Naomi Fisher’s tranquil community, but it cannot hold back tragedy. Helping her widowed father run a store, manage a household, and raise seven children is a daunting task. There is no time to think about courtship and having her own family, still her heart yearns for the attention of Caleb Hoffmeir. But her days are plotted for her—until the afternoon her baby brother goes missing from the yard. How can Naomi expect anyone to love and trust her if she couldn’t take care of one small boy? Should she leave all that is familiar and seek a new avenue of life?

 

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Rising Darkness

(Finding Sanctuary #3)

9780764211591Nancy Mehl

  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • November 2015
  • ISBN: 9780764211591

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Romantic Suspense to Keep Readers Guessing Until the Last Page

Sophie Wittenbauer left her strict Mennonite hometown under a cloud of shame and regret. After a rough childhood, her teenage poor choices harmed others, leaving her with no choice but to change her life. Her entry-level writing job at a newspaper puts her in the right place at the right time to overhear office gossip about a prisoner who has information on a decades-old unsolved crime. While the other reporters write off the tip as the ravings of an angry criminal, Sophie can’t ignore it because she knows the name of this prisoner from her old life.

Upon learning from the man that one of the other suspects is hiding out in the Missouri town of Sanctuary, she takes on a false identity to investigate and meets the young pastor of a local church–the very man she’d loved as a troubled teenager. As she gets closer to finding the suspect, will the truth of her own past come out before she discovers the identity of the criminal–or the very person she’s seeking puts a fatal stop to her investigation?
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Lone Star Brides

(3-in-1 Omnibus)

9780764217562Tracie Peterson

  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Historical
  • November 2015
  • ISBN: 9780764217562

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In the 1890s, three women with secrets search for hope and a place to call home.

A Sensible Arrangement
Marty Olson is ready to leave behind the pain of her past. Answering an advertisement for a “Lone Star bride,” she leaves her Texas ranch and heads to Denver to marry a man she doesn’t know.

A Moment in Time
Alice Chesterfield is a woman pursued. Having survived an attack that left her scarred, she is never free from the fear of the man who is responsible. Will a secluded ranch in Texas provide the sanctuary she longs for?

A Matter of Heart
Jessica Atherton’s elaborate dreams were dashed when the man she intended to marry wedded another. But more than her dreams will be put to the test when two very different men vie for her affection and manage to stir her once-broken heart.

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Esther

(A Novel)

9781501108662Rebecca Kanner

  • Howard Books
  • Historical
  • November 2015
  • ISBN: 9781501108662

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From the award-winning author of Sinners and the Sea comes a breathtaking new look into the timeless tale of Queen Esther.

A glittering Persian king has a vast empire that reaches farther than where the sun meets the horizon. He is bathed in riches and commands a frightening military force. He possesses power beyond any other mortal man and rules his kingdom as a god. Anything he desires, he has. Any woman he wants, he possesses. Thousands of them. Young virgins from all across his many lands.

A Jewish girl is ripped from her hut by the king’s brutish warriors and forced to march across blistering, scorched earth to the capitol city. Trapped for months in the splendid cage of the king’s palace, she must avoid the ire of the king’s concubines and eunuchs all while preparing for her one night with the king. Soon the fated night arrives, and she does everything in her power to captivate the king and become his queen.

But wearing the crown brings with it a new set of dangers. When a ruthless man plies the king’s ear with whispers of genocide, it is up to the young queen to prevent the extermination of the Jews. She must find the strength within to violate the king’s law, risk her life, and save her people.

This is a story of finding hidden depths of courage within one’s self. Of risking it all to stand up for what is right.

This is the story of Queen Esther.

 

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Huckleberry Hearts

(The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill #6)

9781420136531Jennifer Beckstrand

  • Kensington Zebra
  • Contemporary
  • November 2015
  • ISBN: 9781420136531

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Young-at-heart octogenarians Anna and Felty Helmuth never miss the chance to find a perfect match for one of their grandchildren. And when their beloved Cassie returns to Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin, Anna has a feeling they might soon have a doctor in the family…

Though Cassie Coblenz left her Amish community to go to college, Mammi and Dawdi’s farm will always feel like home. It’s the ideal place for an extended study break—at least until her grandmother’s handsome Englisch doctor becomes a regular distraction. Zach Reynolds is the kind of heartbreaker Cassie has learned to avoid, no matter how charming he may be.

Unlike every woman Zach has met in recent years, Cassie doesn’t fall at his feet. Strong, generous, beautiful within and without —she’s everything he could want. Yet the gulf between them deepens when a tragedy shakes his faith. Now the good doctor has one goal—to become a man who could be worthy of Cassie’s love…

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The Christmas Portrait

(A Novel)

9781629982168Phyllis Clark Nichols

  • Realms
  • Contemporary
  • November 2015
  • ISBN: 9781629982168

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When a young patient grieving the death of her sister recognizes the man in a portrait hanging in her office, Dr. Kate Harding, an art therapist, is startled but not entirely surprised. The face in the painting takes her back twenty years to snow-covered Cedar Point, Kentucky, and to her first Christmas without her mother.

As Christmas approached, John Harding, his daughter, Kate, and son, Chesler, were struggling to adjust to life’s changes after the September death of his wife and their mother. When a conversation with Granny Grace convinced Kate that there was Christmas in heaven, she was determined to get her mother a present, a special gift that would make her mother happy forever. No one could tell Kate how to get her gift to heaven—not her daddy, not Uncle Luke the medical student, not Aunt Susannah Hope, and not even Pastor Simmons who she was most certain would have the answer. But Kate devises and executes a Christmas Eve plan that changes her life. Kate’s Christmas is filled with surprises—taking in a runaway girl who had no mother, a tender exchange of Christmas presents, a meeting with Mister Josh, and finally, an astonishing family Christmas portrait.

 

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The Girl from the Train

(A Novel)

9780529102379Irma Joubert

  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Historical
  • November 2015
  • ISBN: 9780529102379

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Six-year-old Gretl Schmidt is on a train bound for Aushwitz. Jakób Kowalski is planting a bomb on the tracks.

As World War II draws to a close, Jakób fights with the Polish resistance against the crushing forces of Germany and Russia. They intend to destroy a German troop transport, but Gretl’s unscheduled train reaches the bomb first.

Gretl is the only survivor. Though spared from the concentration camp, the orphaned German Jew finds herself lost in a country hostile to her people. When Jakób discovers her, guilt and fatherly compassion prompt him to take her in. For three years, the young man and little girl form a bond over the secrets they must hide from his Catholic family.

But she can’t stay with him forever. Jakób sends Gretl to South Africa, where German war orphans are promised bright futures with adoptive Protestant families—so long as Gretl’s Jewish roots, Catholic education, and connections to communist Poland are never discovered.

Separated by continents, politics, religion, language, and years, Jakób and Gretl will likely never see each other again. But the events they have both survived and their belief that the human spirit can triumph over the ravages of war have formed a bond of love that no circumstances can overcome.

 

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The Brontë Plot

(A Novel)

9781401689759Katherine Reay

  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • November 2015
  • ISBN: 9781401689759

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When Lucy’s secret is unearthed, her world begins to crumble. But it may be the best thing that has ever happened to her.

Lucy Alling makes a living selling rare books, often taking suspicious liberties to reach her goals. When her unorthodox methods are discovered, Lucy’s secret ruins her relationship with her boss and her boyfriend, James—leaving Lucy in a heap of hurt and trouble. Something has to change; she has to change.

In a sudden turn of events, James’s wealthy grandmother, Helen, hires Lucy as a consultant for a London literary and antiques excursion. Lucy reluctantly agrees and soon discovers Helen holds secrets of her own. In fact, Helen understands Lucy’s predicament better than anyone else.

As the two travel across England, Lucy benefits from Helen’s wisdom as Helen confronts ghosts from her own past. Everything comes to a head at Haworth, home of the Brontë sisters, where Lucy is reminded of the sisters’ beloved heroines who, with tenacity and resolution, endured—even in the midst of impossible circumstances.

Now Lucy must face her past in order to move forward. And while it may hold mistakes and regrets, she will prevail—if only she can step into the life that’s been waiting for her all along.

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The Five Times I Met Myself

(A Novel)

9781401686116James L. Rubart

  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Historical
  • November 2015
  • ISBN: 9781401686116

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“If you think fiction can’t change your life and challenge you to be a better person, you need to read The Five Times I Met Myself.” —Andy Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of How Do You Kill 11 Million People, The Noticer & The Traveler’s Gift

What if you met your twenty-three-year-old self in a dream? What would you say?

Brock Matthews’ once promising life is unraveling. His coffee company. His marriage.

So when he discovers his vivid dreams—where he encounters his younger self—might let him change his past mistakes, he jumps at the chance. The results are astonishing, but also disturbing.

Because getting what Brock wants most in the world will force him to give up the one thing he doesn’t know how to let go . . . and his greatest fear is that it’s already too late.

“A powerfully redemptive story with twists and turns that had me glued to every page. With a compelling message for anyone who longs to relive their past, The Five Times I Met Myself is another James L. Rubart masterpiece.” —Susan May Warren, bestselling author of the Christiansen Family series

 

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The Golden Braid

(A Novel)

9780718026264Melanie Dickerson 

  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Historical
  • November 2015
  • ISBN: 9780718026264

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The one who needs rescuing isn’t always the one in the tower.

Rapunzel can throw a knife better than any man. She paints beautiful flowering vines on the walls of her plaster houses. She sings so sweetly she can coax even a beast to sleep. But there are two things she is afraid her mother might never allow her to do: learn to read and marry.

Fiercely devoted to Rapunzel, her mother is suspicious of every man who so much as looks at her daughter and warns her that no man can be trusted. After a young village farmer asks for Rapunzel’s hand in marriage, Mother decides to move them once again—this time, to the large city of Hagenheim.

The journey proves treacherous, and after being rescued by a knight—Sir Gerek—Rapunzel in turn rescues him farther down the road. As a result, Sir Gerek agrees to repay his debt to Rapunzel by teaching her to read. Could there be more to this knight than his arrogance and desire to marry for riches and position?

As Rapunzel acclimates to life in a new city, she uncovers a mystery that will forever change her life. In this Rapunzel story unlike any other, a world of secrets and treachery is about to be revealed after seventeen years of lies. How will Rapunzel finally take control of her own destiny? And who will prove faithful to a lowly peasant girl with no one to turn to?

 

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The Captive Imposter

(The Everstone Chronicles #3)

9781629116600[PAPERBACK EDITION]

Dawn Crandall

  • Whitaker House Publishers
  • Historical
  • November 2015
  • ISBN: 9781629116600

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What’s in a name? For her own protection following the murder of her brother Will, hotel heiress Estella Everstone assumes the alias of Elle Stoneburner and takes a job as companion to an elderly widow. Never did she imagine that her position would lead her back to her beloved Everston, a picturesque resort property tucked away in the rugged mountains of Maine.

Living below her station in a guise of anonymity has its struggles, but her spirits are buoyed by a newfound friendship with the hotel manager, Dexter Blakeley. And his distaste for the spoiled socialites who frequent his hotel causes her to take a close look at her own priorities and past lifestyle. When Estella finds herself in need of help, Dexter comes to the rescue with an offer of employment she can’t refuse.

As the two interact and open up to each other, Estella feels a growing attraction to Dexter–and increasing discomfort over concealing her identity. Yet, in spite of the false pretense she’s putting forth, she’s never felt freer to be herself than in his presence. But will he still love her when he learns the truth about who she is?

 

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The Wedding Chapel

(A Novel)

9780310341529Rachel Hauck

  • Zondervan Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • November 2015
  • ISBN: 9780310341529

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A lonely wedding chapel built as a tribute to lost love just might hold the long-awaited secret to hope and reconciliation.

For sixty years, the wedding chapel has stood silent and empty. Retired football hall-of-famer Jimmy “Coach” Westbrook built the chapel by hand, stone by stone, for his beautiful and beloved Collette Greer, whom he lost so many years ago. The chapel is a sanctuary for his memories, a monument to true love, and a testament to his survival of the deepest pain and loss.

Photographer Taylor Branson left her hometown of Heart’s Bend, Tennessee to make a new life for herself in New York. Taylor had lots to run away from, not least of all a family history of broken promises and broken dreams. Love catches Taylor off guard when she falls for Jack Forester, a successful advertising executive, and their whirlwind romance leads to an elopement – and then to second guesses. Jack, in spite of his very real love for Taylor, is battling his own demons and struggles to show her his true self and the depths of his love for her.

When Taylor takes a photography assignment in Heart’s Bend, she is thrown back into her own past and encounters family secrets buried deep beneath the sands of time. And when Taylor and Coach’s journeys collide, they each rediscover the heartbeat of their own dreams as they learn that the love they long to hold is well worth waiting for.

 

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Whispers in the Reading Room

(The Chicago World’s Fair Mystery Series #3)

9780310338499Shelley Gray

  • Zondervan Publishing
  • Historical
  • November 2015
  • ISBN: 9780310338499

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Lydia’s job at the library is her world—until a mysterious patron catches her eye . . . and perhaps her heart.

Just months after the closure of the Chicago World’s Fair, librarian Lydia Bancroft finds herself fascinated by a mysterious dark-haired and dark-eyed patron. He has never given her his name; he actually never speaks to a single person. All she knows about him is that he loves books as much as she does.

Only when he rescues her in the lobby of the Hartman Hotel does she discover that his name is Sebastian Marks. She also discovers that he lives at the top of the prestigious hotel and that most everyone in Chicago is intrigued by him.

Lydia and Sebastian form a fragile friendship, but when she discovers that Mr. Marks isn’t merely a very wealthy gentleman, but also the proprietor of an infamous saloon and gambling club, she is shocked.

Lydia insists on visiting the club one fateful night and suddenly is a suspect to a murder. She must determine who she can trust, who is innocent, and if Sebastian Marks—the man so many people fear—is actually everything her heart believes him to be.

 

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A Season to Wed

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

9780310395881Rachel Hauck, Cindy Kirk, Cheryl Wyatt

  • Zondervan Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • November 2015
  • ISBN: 9780310395881

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They’ve helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples. Now twelve new couples will find themselves in the wedding spotlight in the second Year of Weddings novella collection.

Love at Mistletoe Inn by Cindy Kirk

Sometimes the road to happiness is paved with youthful mistakes.

Ten years after what she thought was her almost-wedding, Hope Prentiss discovers that the ceremony counted—and, as fate would have it, the jilted John Burke has just ridden back into town. After spending some time with John and helping plan a Christmas wedding for a mystery couple, Hope begins to wonder if she really wants a divorce . . . or a real wedding of her own.

A Brush with Love by Rachel Hauck

Revealing the beauty in other women might be Ginger Winters’s specialty—but it will take an unexpected kind of love to help Ginger see the beauty in herself.

Ginger Winters will be the “beauty-maker” for the Alabama society wedding of the decade. But when high-school crush Tom Wells shows up looking for a haircut, Ginger’s thinly veiled insecurities threaten to keep her from love once again . . . despite Tom’s best efforts.

Serving Up a Sweetheart by Cheryl Wyatt

Meadow knows how to serve delicious food to match any wedding theme. But can she accept love when it’s served up on a silver platter?

Meadow Larson is having the mother of all Mondays when her roof caves in during a blizzard, right before the most important wedding contract of her career. Renovation contractor Colin McGrath offers to fix Meadow’s roof, even though he knows he is the last person she would accept help from.

But the more Meadow gets to know the new Colin, the more she realizes God may have something more permanent in store than a new catering kitchen.

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Contest entries close Thursday December 3 EST.

Many thanks to Jennifer Beckstrand, Dawn Crandall, Bethany House Publishers, Thomas Nelson Publishers and Zondervan Publishing for donating the winning copies.

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

*RISING DARKNESS by Nancy Mehl (2 print copies - USA only)
 *LONE STAR BRIDES by Tracie Peterson (2 print copies - USA only)
 *HUCKLEBERRY HEARTS by Jennifer Beckstrand (2 print copies - USA only)
 *THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Irma Joubert (1 print copy - USA only)
 *THE BRONTË PLOT by Katherine Reay (1 print copy - USA only)
 *THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF by James L. Rubart (1 print copy - USA only)
 *THE GOLDEN BRAID by Melanie Dickerson (1 print copy - USA only)
 *THE CAPTIVE IMPOSTER by Dawn Crandall (2 print copies - USA & Canada only)
 *THE WEDDING CHAPEL by Rachel Hauck (1 print copy - USA only)
 *WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM by Shelley Gray (1 print copy - USA only)
 *A SEASON TO WED by Rachel Hauck, Cindy Kirk, Cheryl Wyatt (1 print copy - USA only)

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