September 2015 Christian Fiction

September 2015 Releases in Christian Fiction

New Releases in Christian Fiction for September 2015 include 36 titles from Abingdon Press, Barbour Publishing, Bethany House Publishers, Harvest House Publishers, Revell Books, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Tyndale House Publishers, WaterBrook Multnomah, Zondervan Publishing and other publishing houses of CBA Trade fiction.

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PLUS! ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

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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.

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There are 18 different titles in the giveaway to choose from.
Details at the end of the blog post.

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Contest entries close Sunday September 27 EST.

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

*BEYOND THE CHEROKEE TRAIL by Lisa Carter (1 print copy - USA only)
 *MIRACLE DRUG by Richard L. Mabry (1 print copy - USA only)
 *THE PHOTOGRAPH by Beverly Lewis (2 print copies - USA only)
 *A NOBLE MASQUERADE by Kristi Ann Hunter (2 print copies - USA only)
 *BATHSHEBA: RELUCTANT BEAUTY by Angela Hunt (2 print copies - USA only)
 *CHIVALROUS by Dina Sleiman (2 print copies - USA only)
 *THE LOST HEIRESS by Roseanna M. White (2 print copies - USA only)
 *THE MOST FAMOUS ILLEGAL GOOSE CREEK PARADE by Virginia Smith (2 print copies - USA only)
 *THE CHRISTMAS JOY RIDE by Melody Carlson (2 print copies - USA only)
 *THE MISTRESS OF TALL ACRE by Laura Frantz (2 print copies - USA only)
 *KEEPING CHRISTMAS by Dan Walsh (2 print copies - USA only)
 *THE MEMORY WEAVER by Jane Kirkpatrick (2 print copies - USA only)
 *LAST CHANCE HERO by Cathleen Armstrong (2 print copies - USA only)
 *FALLING LIKE SNOWFLAKES by Denise Hunter (1 print copy - USA only)
 *A RELUCTANT BRIDE by Kathleen Fuller (1 print copy - USA only)
 *HIDING PLACES by Erin Healy (1 print copy - USA only)
 *THE HESITANT HEIRESS by Dawn Crandall (2 print copies - USA & CANADA only)
 *THE BISHOP'S SON by Kelly Irvin  (1 print copy - USA only)
 *12 BRIDES OF SUMMER #3 by Margaret Brownley, Miralee Ferrell, Pam Hillman (1 digital copy - Worldwide)

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Beyond the Cherokee Trail

(A Novel)

Beyond the Cherokee Trail
Beyond the Cherokee Trail

Lisa Carter

  • Abingdon Press
  • Contemporary
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781426795466

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When Linden Birchfield arrives in the Snowbird Cherokee community to organize the 180th commemoration of the Trail of Tears, she learns how a lack of forgiveness over one of the darkest chapters in America’s history continues to poison hearts and minds. She runs head on—literally—into arrogant former army sniper Walker Crowe, a descendant of the Cherokee who evaded deportation by hiding in the rugged Snowbird Mountains.
Walker believes no good can result from stirring up the animosity with the white Appalachian residents whose ancestors looted the tribal lands so long ago. As preparation for the event moves forward, it becomes obvious that someone is trying to derail the festival. Though still at odds over the commemoration, Linden and Walker unite against an enemy whose relentless hatred can be traced to the events of the Trail. Walker is called to resurrect his sniper abilities and thwart plans that endanger the modern-day inhabitants of tiny Cartridge Cover—and target the Christian woman who has captured his heart.
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Twice Blessed

(Two Amish Christmas Stories)

Twice Blessed
Twice Blessed

Barbara Cameron

  • Abingdon Press
  • Contemporary
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781630881115

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About Her Sister’s Shadow
Katie and Rosie Stoltzfus work part-time in an Amish store and part-time in Two Peas in a Pod, their own business raising vegetables and fruits and canning them for sale. Although they are identical twins, their personalities are very different: while Katie has always been more outgoing and attractive to boys, Rosie has always felt in her sister’s shadow. It will take an unexpected business opportunity and one very special man to help Rosie see that she’s a unique woman of her own.

About His Brother’s Keeper
Ever since they were boys, Ben Fisher has trailed after his brother, Mark. Ben has always envied Mark because he’s always been more adventurous, but he’s even more jealous now that Mark is engaged to Ruth, a woman they both love. When a terrible accident on Christmas Eve results in their mistaken identity, Ben suddenly has an opportunity to create the life he’s always wanted. While everyone believes he is his brother, who’s still in a coma, Ben finally has a chance with Ruth. But how can he realize an opportunity for real happiness if it means deceiving his kin?

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Miracle Drug

(A Novel)

Miracle Drug
Miracle Drug

Richard L. Mabry

  • Abingdon Press
  • Contemporary
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781630881184

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The infection wasn’t supposed to happen, but it did. The treatment was supposed to take care of it, but it didn’t. Then Dr. Josh Pearson discovers why—his patients, including the former President of the United States, have been dosed with a different strain of the original virus, one that is universally fatal. The only chance for survival is treatment with an experimental drug, but the manufacturer might already have discarded its supply.

As if treating the President of the United States isn’t stressful enough, the situation goes from bad to worse when Rachel Moore, a nurse Josh is falling in love with, falls ill. With the nation’s eyes on him, Josh must pull off a miracle to save a man who holds a good deal of power and the woman who holds his heart.

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A Wedding at the Orange Blossom Inn

(Amish Brides of Pinecraft #3)

A Wedding at the Orange Blossom Inn
A Wedding at the Orange Blossom Inn

Shelley Shepard Gray

  • Avon Inspire
  • Contemporary
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780062337740

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Beloved bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray returns with the third book in her Amish Brides of Pinecraft series—a story of second chances for two young single parents…and the wedding that brings them together.

Emma Keim was heartbroken when her husband Sanford passed away, leaving her to raise three young daughters alone. In the years since, her relatives have made it no secret that they expect Emma to remain a widow, mourning Sanford indefinitely. But when she meets Jay Hilty—a widower with three young sons of his own—Emma is delighted to have a new friend who understands her struggles. And it doesn’t hurt that he’s also handsome and kind. Still, Emma is dismayed that her family is so opposed to their friendship—and the idea of it ever becoming anything more. She honors her husband’s memory every day, but is she destined to be alone forever?

Jay knows that few people his age understand what it’s like to lose a spouse, and Emma’s gentleness with his boys stirs something in his heart that’s been quiet for far too long. But when Jay’s oldest son becomes engaged to a local woman, suddenly Jay, Emma, and their children are swept up in wedding preparations. Witnessing his son’s joy, Jay wonders if it’s time for him to move forward, too, and find happiness again.

Jay wants to court Emma in earnest, but Emma’s relatives remain troubled by the prospect of her moving on. Once again, love has come to Pinecraft. But can these two parties of four become a happy, healthy family of eight?

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The Lopsided Christmas Cake

(A Novel)

The Lopsided Christmas Cake
The Lopsided Christmas Cake

Wanda E. Brunstetter & Jean Brunstetter

  • Barbour Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781630582869

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Join the Hochstetler twin sisters on stage as they bumble their way through baking a cake for a charity auction in front of a live audience. The take-charge Elma and the klutzy optimist Thelma manage to entertain their audience—and attract the admiration of two bachelors, an outspoken woodworker and a shy harness maker from a neighboring Amish community. As fall leads into the Christmas season, could romance be blossoming for one or more of the Hochstetler twins?

Find out in this brand new romance from New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter, writing with her daughter-in-law Jean Brunstetter.

 

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A Texas Christmas

{Six Romances from the Historic Lone Star State Herald the Season of Love}

A Texas Christmas
A Texas Christmas

Cathy Marie Hake, Ramona K. Cecil, Lena Nelson Dooley, Darlene Franklin, Pamela Griffin, Kathleen Y’Barbo

  • Barbour Publishing
  • Historical
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781634090339

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Spend Christmas in the Old West with six unconventional women who take on Texas-sized challenges—and unexpected romance. Bridget falls for a man opposed to her teaching Indian orphans. Polly is trying to hold her family together when her childhood love returns to town. Rugged rancher Charlsey is inexplicably attracted to a tenderfoot accountant. Vivian shuns marriage until meeting a nomadic photographer. Lacey’s cooking draws a quiet blacksmith out of his shell. Tracker Bessie Mae helps a ranger hunt down a villain.

 

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A Basket Brigade Christmas

{Three Women, Three Love Stories, One Country Divided}

A Basket Brigade Christmas
A Basket Brigade Christmas

Judith Miller, Stephanie Grace Whitson, Nancy Moser

  • Barbour Publishing
  • Historical
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781630584504

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A 3-in-1 collection of Civil War Christmas novellas inspired by the true story of the Basket Brigade women of Decatur, Illinois. . . . In A Pinch of Love by Judith Miller, Sarah McHenry is drawn to Jacob Curtis, but can he control his jealousy over her care for other soldiers. In A Stitch in Time by Stephanie Grace Whitson, Lucy Maddox wins the attention of a handsome private. . .but his intentions don’t seem noble to Silas Tait, who has loved Lucy secretly for years. In Endless Melody by Nancy Moser, word of Zona Evans’s musical ministrations reaches her long-lost love, Dr. Cardiff Kensington.

 

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The Photograph

(A Novel)

The Photograph
The Photograph

Beverly Lewis

  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780764212475

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He studied the picture more closely, finding it curious that the young woman looked so boldly into the camera while wearing a white prayer Kapp shaped like a heart–the characteristic head covering for the Lancaster County Old Order Amish.

Why would a devout girl have her picture taken?

When her sister Lily disappears only months after their widowed mother’s passing, Eva Esch fears she has been wooed away from the People. Yet Lily’s disappearance isn’t Eva’s only concern: She and her sisters must relocate once their older brother takes over the family farmhouse. Then Jed Stutzman, an Amish buggy maker from Ohio, shows up in Eden Valley with a photo of a Plain young woman. Eva feels powerfully drawn to the charming stranger–but the woman in the forbidden photograph is no stranger at all. . . .

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A Noble Masquerade

(Hawthorne House #1)

A Noble Masquerade
A Noble Masquerade

Kristi Ann Hunter

  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Historical
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780764214325

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Sparkling Regency Romance from a Captivating New Voice

Lady Miranda Hawthorne acts every inch the lady, but inside she longs to be bold and carefree. Entering her fourth Season and approaching spinsterhood in the eyes of society, she pours her innermost feelings out not in a diary but in letters to her brother’s old school friend, a duke–with no intention of ever sending these private thoughts to a man she’s heard stories about but never met. Meanwhile, she also finds herself intrigued by Marlow, her brother’s new valet, and although she may wish to break free of the strictures that bind her, falling in love with a servant is more of a rebellion than she planned.

When Marlow accidentally discovers and mails one of the letters to her unwitting confidant, Miranda is beyond mortified. And even more shocked when the duke returns her note with one of his own that initiates a courtship-by-mail. Insecurity about her lack of suitors shifts into confusion at her growing feelings for two men–one she’s never met but whose words deeply resonate with her heart, and one she has come to depend on but whose behavior is more and more suspicious. When it becomes apparent state secrets are at risk and Marlow is right in the thick of the conflict, one thing is certain: Miranda’s heart is far from all that’s at risk for the Hawthornes and those they love.

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Bathsheba: Reluctant Beauty

(Dangerous Beauty #2)

Bathsheba: Reluctant Beauty
Bathsheba: Reluctant Beauty

Angela Hunt

  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Historical
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780764216961

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A Vivid and Moving Portrait of a Reluctant Queen

After sending his army to besiege another king’s capital, King David forces himself on Bathsheba, a loyal soldier’s wife. When her resulting pregnancy forces the king to murder her husband and add her to his harem, Bathsheba struggles to protect her son while dealing with the effects of a dark prophecy and deadly curse on the king’s household.

Combining historical facts with detailed fiction, Angela Hunt paints a realistic portrait of the beautiful woman who struggled to survive the dire results of divine judgment on a king with a divided heart.

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Chivalrous

(Valiant Hearts #2)

Chivalrous
Chivalrous

Dina Sleiman

  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Historical
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780764213137

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With Her Future In Jeopardy, This Unforgettable Heroine Won’t Go Down Without a Fight!

Strong and adventurous Gwendolyn Barnes longs to be a knight like her chivalrous brothers, but her parents view her only as a marriage pawn. When her domineering father makes plans to see her wed to a brutish man, Gwendolyn must fight for her future.She’s surprised, however, for that clash to include a handsome, good-hearted newcomer. Allen of Ellsworth arrives in Edendale searching for his place in the world, but he finds in Gwendolyn the most unexpected of women.Tournaments, intrigue, and battles–along with twists and turns aplenty–await these two as they struggle to find love, identity, and their true destinies.
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The Lost Heiress

(Ladies of the Manor #1)

The Lost Heiress
The Lost Heiress

Roseanna M. White

  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Historical
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780764213502

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Sweeping Romance and Mystery in the Edwardian Era

Brook Eden has never known where she truly belongs. When her friend Justin uncovers the fact that she is possibly a missing heiress from Yorkshire, Brook leaves the sun of the Mediterranean to travel to the moors of the North Sea to the estate of her supposed family.The mystery of her mother’s death haunts her, and though her father is quick to accept her, the rest of the family and the servants of Whitby Park are not. Only when Brook’s life is threatened do they draw close–but will their loyalty come too late to save Brook from the same threat that led to tragedy for her mother?As heir to a dukedom, Justin is no stranger to balancing responsibilities. When the matters of his estate force him far from Brook, the distance between them reveals that their friendship has grown into something much more. But how can their very different loyalties and responsibilities ever come together?And then for a second time, the heiress of Whitby Park is stolen away because of the very rare treasure in her possession–and those who can save her still aren’t sure who to trust.
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A.D. 30

(AD Series #1)

A.D. 30
A.D. 30

[MASS-MARKET EDITION]

Ted Dekker

  • Center Street
  • Historical
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781599954134

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A sweeping epic set in the harsh deserts of Arabia and ancient Palestine.
A war that rages between kingdoms on the earth and in the heart.
The harrowing journey of the woman at the center of it all.
Step back in time to the year of our Lord…A.D. 30.

The outcast daughter of one of the most powerful Bedouin sheikhs in Arabia, Maviah is called on to protect the very people who rejected her. When their enemies launch a sudden attack with devastating consequences, Maviah escapes with the help of two of her father’s warriors–Saba who speaks more with is sword than his voice and Judah, a Jew who comes from a tribe that can read the stars. Their journey will be fraught with terrible danger. If they can survive the vast forbidding sands of a desert that is deadly to most, they will reach a brutal world subjugated by kings and emperors. There Maviah must secure an unlikely alliance with King Herod of the Jews.
But Maviah’s path leads her unexpectedly to another man. An enigmatic teacher who speaks of a way in this life which offers greater power than any kingdom. His name is Yeshua, and his words turn everything known on its head. Though following him may present even greater danger, his may be the only way for Maviah to save her people–and herself.
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The Alligator Man

(A Novel)

The Alligator Man
The Alligator Man

[MASS-MARKET EDITION]

James Sheehan

  • Center Street
  • Contemporary
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781455508631

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Kevin Wylie’s crooked boss wants to run him out of town, and Kevin’s long-time girlfriend is ready to take a hike. He decides to leave Miami and visit his father, who he hasn’t seen in 28 years. Heading back to his hometown, Kevin doesn’t realize that he and his dad will become embroiled in a murder case.

 

The victim, one of the richest and most-hated corporate criminals in America has been dubbed The Alligator Man after pieces of his clothing were found in a local swamp. Billy Fuller had every reason to want the victim dead and all the evidence leads right to his doorstep. But legendary lawyer Tom Wylie believes in Billy and he and his son reunite to fight for Billy’s life.

The Alligator Man is a story of greed, anger, love, redemption and two powerful trial attorneys who fight to the end– and risk everything–for the truth.

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The Most Famous Illegal Goose Creek Parade

(Tales from the Goose Creek B&B)

The Most Famous Illegal Goose Creek Parade
The Most Famous Illegal Goose Creek Parade

Virginia Smith

  • Harvest House
  • Contemporary
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780736964777

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In this first book of the Tales from the Goose Creek B&B, you’ll fall in love with a small town that feels like coming home. Its quirky characters and their many shenanigans will make you laugh out loud as they touch a place in your heart.

Even though retirement is still three years away, Al Richardson is counting the days. He anticipates many enjoyable years in which every day feels like Saturday. But Al’s wife, Millie, has different plans for their retirement. When she learns that a Victorian-era home is up for sale, Millie launches a full-blown campaign to convince Al that God’s plan for them is to turn that house into a B&B.

But a B&B won’t be the only change for the small Kentucky town. A new veterinarian has hung up her shingle, but she’s only got one patient—the smelly dog belonging to her part-time receptionist. And sides are being taken in the issue of the water tower, which needs a new coat of paint…but no one can agree who should paint it.

The situation is coming to a head. Who could have imagined a town protest over a water tower? And who would believe it could culminate in an illegal parade?

Get lost in a novel that reminds you why you love reading.

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Amish Christmas Memories

{Three Amish Christmas Novellas}

Amish Christmas Memories
Amish Christmas Memories

Jerry S. Eicher, Mary Ellis, Murray Pura

  • Harvest House
  • Contemporary
  • September 2015
  • ASIN: B012BBIIG8

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Three delightful Christmas Amish novellas are now combined into one charming ebook! Amish Christmas Memories contains heartwarming holiday tales from three beloved authors.

From author Jerry Eicher comes the inspiring novella, Susanna’s Christmas WishSusanna Byler wants to spend the holidays with the man of her dreams. But is that the plain Amishman she married for convenience, or her Englisha first love who recently reappeared in her life?

Sarah’s Christmas Miracle by Mary Ellis will add joy to the Christmas season. As Christmas approaches, Sarah Beachy searches for her brother who left the Order years ago. Sarah’s mother has been missing her son for so long…will she also lose her daughter to the English? Or will this family receive an unexpected miracle?

Author Murray Pura brings a tender story of reconciliation in An Amish Family ChristmasNaomi Miller’s friend Rebecca tries to help her recover from tragedy. Then Rebecca’s brother–Naomi’s husband–returns from the military and is shunned. An unexpected turn of events sets things right, bringing this Amish family and their community a truly joyous celebration.

Join Susanna, Sarah, and the Millers in these warm and tender Amish Christmas memories.

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Valley of Decision

(The Carthage Chronicles #3)

Valley of Decision
Valley of Decision

Lynne Gentry

  • Howard Books
  • Historical/Contemporary/Speculative
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781476746418

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Every choice has a consequence in the explosive conclusion to the Carthage Chronicles as Lisbeth returns to third-century Carthage for a thrilling final adventure.

Thirteen years ago, Lisbeth made an impossible decision—leave third-century Carthage and her husband Cyprian behind for good. She knew it was to protect her daughter Maggie, so Lisbeth gathered the strength to move on with her life.

All these years, Lisbeth has thrown herself into her work and raising her headstrong daughter, all to live up to the promise she made to Cyprian. But Maggie is sick of being protected. In an act of teenage rebellion Maggie decides to do what her mother can’t—secretly returning to the third century on a quest to bring her father back, leaving Lisbeth no choice but to follow.

With Maggie’s surprise arrival in Carthage, chaos ensues. She finds her grandmother on trial for murder and attempts to save her, but instead the diversion sparks a riot that nearly destroys the plagued city. Only one thing will appease the wrath of the new proconsul of Carthage: the death of the instigator.

Will Lisbeth arrive in time to save her daughter from the clutches of Rome? How can God possibly redeem such a slew of unwise decisions and deep regrets? Filled with heart-wrenching twists and riveting action, Valley of Decision brings the romantic adventure epic, The Carthage Chronicles, to an electrifying conclusion.

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Eve

(A Novel)

Eve
Eve

Wm. Paul Young

  • Howard Books
  • Speculative
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781501101427

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The Shack shattered our limited perceptions about God. Eve will destroy harmful misconceptions about ourselves.
When a shipping container washes ashore on an island between our world and the next, John the Collector finds a young woman inside-broken, frozen, and barely alive. With the aid of Healers and Scholars, John oversees her recovery and soon discovers her genetic code connects her to every known human race. She is a girl of prophecy and no one can guess what her survival will mean. No one but Eve, Mother of the Living, who calls her “daughter,” and invites her to witness the truth about her story-indeed, the truth about us all.
Eve is a bold, unprecedented exploration of the Creation narrative, true to the original texts and centuries of scholarship-yet with breathtaking discoveries that challenge traditional misconceptions about who we are and how we’re made. Eve opens a refreshing conversation about the equality of men and women within the context of our beginnings, helping us see each other as our Creator does-complete, unique, and not constrained to cultural rules or limitations.
Thoroughly researched and exquisitely written, Eve is a masterpiece that will inspire readers for generations to come.
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The Christmas Joy Ride

(A Novella)

The Christmas Joy Ride
The Christmas Joy Ride

Melody Carlson

  • Revell Books
  • Contemporary
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780800719678

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Miranda did not put adventure on her Christmas list, but thanks to her eighty-five-year-old neighbor Joy, that’s exactly what she’s getting this year. When Joy tells Miranda that she plans to drive an old RV decked out in Christmas decorations from their Chicago neighborhood to her new retirement digs in Phoenix–in the dead of winter, no less–the much younger Miranda insists that Joy cannot make such a trip by herself. Besides, a crazy trip with Joy would be more interesting than another Christmas home alone. Unemployed and facing foreclosure, Miranda feels she has nothing to lose by packing a bag and heading off to Route 66. But Joy has a hidden agenda for their Christmas joyride–and a hidden problem that could derail the whole venture.

No one captures the heartwarming fun of the Christmas season quite like Melody Carlson. Fasten your seat belt, because it’s going to be an exciting ride!

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The Mistress of Tall Acre

(A Novel)

The Mistress of Tall Acre
The Mistress of Tall Acre

Laura Frantz

  • Revell Books
  • Historical
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780800720445

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The American Revolution is finally over, and Sophie Menzies is starved for good news. When her nearest neighbor, General Seamus Ogilvy, finally comes home to Tall Acre, she hopes it is a sign of better days to come. But the general is now a widower with a small daughter in desperate need of a mother. Nearly destitute, Sophie agrees to marry Seamus and become the mistress of Tall Acre in what seems a safe, sensible arrangement. But when a woman from the general’s past returns without warning, the ties that bind this fledgling family together will be strained to the utmost. When all is said and done, who will be the rightful mistress of Tall Acre?

Triumph and tragedy, loyalty and betrayal–readers find it all in the rich pages of this newest historical novel from the talented pen of Laura Frantz. Her careful historical details immerse the reader in the story world, and her emotional writing and finely tuned characters never cease to enchant fans both old and new.

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Keeping Christmas

(A Novella)

Keeping Christmas
Keeping Christmas

Dan Walsh

  • Revell Books
  • Contemporary
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780800721190

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For the first time since their children were born, empty nesters Judith and Stan Winters spent Thanksgiving without the kids, and it’s looking like Christmas will be the same. Judith can’t bring herself to even start decorating for the holiday; her kids always hung the first ornaments on the tree, ornaments they had made each year since they were toddlers. Sure they were strange-looking–some could be called downright ugly–but they were tradition. A tradition she’s heartbroken to miss this year.

With Judith refusing to decorate the bare spruce tree in their living room, Stan knows something must be done. And his only hope for saving the holiday is found in a box of handmade ornaments.

Fan-favorite Dan Walsh invites readers to enjoy this nostalgic Christmas story that celebrates all of our most cherished seasonal traditions, especially the importance of family. Readers will join in remembering the things that make their own Christmas season so special.

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The Memory Weaver

(A Novel)

The Memory Weaver
The Memory Weaver

Jane Kirkpatrick

  • Revell Books
  • Historical
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780800722326

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Eliza Spalding Warren was just a child when she was taken hostage by the Cayuse Indians during a massacre in 1847. Now the young mother of two children, Eliza faces a different kind of dislocation; her impulsive husband wants them to make a new start in another territory, which will mean leaving her beloved home and her departed mother’s grave–and returning to the land of her captivity. Eliza longs to know how her mother, an early missionary to the Nez Perce Indians, dealt with the challenges of life with a sometimes difficult husband and with her daughter’s captivity.

When Eliza is finally given her mother’s diary, she is stunned to find that her own memories are not necessarily the whole story of what happened. Can she lay the dark past to rest and move on? Or will her childhood memories always hold her hostage?

Based on true events, The Memory Weaver is New York Times bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick’s latest literary journey into the past, where threads of western landscapes, family, and faith weave a tapestry of hope inside every pioneering woman’s heart. Readers will find themselves swept up in this emotional story of the memories that entangle us and the healing that awaits us when we bravely unravel the threads of the past.

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Last Chance Hero

(A Place to Call Home #4)

Last Chance Hero
Last Chance Hero

Cathleen Armstrong

  • Revell Books
  • Contemporary
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780800726478

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The inhabitants of Last Chance, New Mexico, could not be more pleased. Dr. Jessica McLeod has opened an office right on Main Street. Andy Ryan, the best athlete the little town ever produced, has ended his short career in the NFL and has come home to coach the mighty Pumas of Last Chance High. Unfortunately, Dr. Jess immediately gets off on the wrong foot when she admits that she’s never seen a football game, isn’t really interested in doing so, and, in fact, doesn’t know a first down from a home run. Meanwhile, Coach Ryan is discovering that it’s not easy to balance atop the pedestal the town has put him on. When this unlikely pair is drawn together over the future of a young player–whose gifts may lie in the laboratory rather than on the football field–they begin to wonder if they might have a future together as well.

With the flair that has made her Last Chance books a favorite among readers of contemporary fiction, Cathleen Armstrong draws on the passion Americans have for the traditions of small-town high school football.

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Falling Like Snowflakes

(Summer Harbor #1)

Falling Like Snowflakes
Falling Like Snowflakes

Denise Hunter

  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780718023713

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Eden Martelli is too busy fleeing the clutches of danger to realize she’s running straight into the arms of a new love.

Speeding north through rural Maine, Eden Martelli wonders how her life came to this—on the run with her mute five-year-old son dozing fitfully in the passenger seat. When a breakdown leaves them stranded in Summer Harbor, Eden has no choice but to stay put through Christmas . . . even though they have no place to lay their heads.

Beau Callahan is a habitual problem solver—for other people anyway. He left the sheriff’s department to take over his family’s Christmas tree farm, but he’s still haunted by the loss of his parents and struggling to handle his first Christmas alone.

When Eden shows up looking for work just as Beau’s feisty aunt gets out of the hospital, Beau thinks he’s finally caught a break. Eden is competent and dedicated—if a little guarded—and a knockout to boot. But, as he soon finds out, she also comes with a boatload of secrets.

Eden has been through too much to trust her heart to another man, but Beau is impossible to resist, and the feeling seems to be mutual. As Christmas Eve approaches, Eden’s past catches up to her.

Beau will go to the ends of the earth to keep her safe. But who’s going to protect his heart from a woman who can’t seem to trust again?

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A Reluctant Bride

(Amish of Birch Creek #1)

A Reluctant Bride
A Reluctant Bride

Kathleen Fuller

  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780718033156

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She never wanted to marry. He hopes to make amends for past wrongs. Can love find a way to heal both of their hearts?

Sadie Schrock swore she would never marry. All of her other Amish friends could court and marry—she was content to manage the family business and eventually take it over when her parents are ready to retire. But all of that changes when a reckless driver kills both of her parents and seriously injures her younger sister. With mounting hospital bills adding to the pile of debt her parents left behind, Sadie is left with no choice: she must marry. And not just any man—the man who saw her at her weakest and walked away.

Aden knows what his brother did to Sadie years ago was inexcusable. And every day since that incident, Aden has lived with the guilt for not intervening sooner. When he is faced with the chance to protect Sadie once again, he can’t let her down—even if it means living with the scorn of the woman he loves for the rest of his life.

Working alongside Aden at the store, Sadie realizes he isn’t the same boy who once betrayed her. Just when Sadie starts to let her guard down and perhaps develop feelings for her new husband, dangerous secrets are revealed. Now everything Sadie has worked so hard to protect is threatened, and she must find a way to save her family—and herself.

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Hiding Places

(A Novel)

Hiding Places
Hiding Places

Erin Healy

  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781401689605

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The Harrison lodge is full of hiding places where young Kate can discover all the secrets no one wants her to know.

Eleven-year-old Kate keeps her knowledge to herself—one sister’s stash of marijuana, the other’s petty cash pilfering, her grandfather’s contraband candy bars. She protects her mother and Gran, too, screening out critical comments from the hotel suggestions box. But suddenly the stakes are raised; her grandfather’s best friend is murdered the day after Kate heard the two men arguing.

At the same time, far from the quiet mountain resort, a homeless man sees a robbery gone wrong . . . a gang member seeks revenge for the death of his son . . . and a boy chooses the worst time to wield spray paint on a store window. In a strange and spiraling sequence of events, their disparate worlds collide at Harrison Lodge.

Kate offers shelter to one of them, unaware of the terrible consequences to the family she loves. But people can hide in all kinds of ways, sometimes even in plain sight . . . and some secrets are just waiting to be exposed.

 

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Secrets She Kept

(A Novel)

Secrets She Kept
Secrets She Kept

Cathy Gohlke

  • Tyndale House Publishers
  • Historical
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781496400802

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All her life, Hannah Sterling longed for a close relationship with her estranged mother. Following Lieselotte’s death, Hannah determines to unlock the secrets of her mother’s mysterious past and is shocked to discover a grandfather living in Germany.

Thirty years earlier, Lieselotte’s father is quickly ascending the ranks of the Nazi party, and a proper marriage for his daughter could help advance his career. Lieselotte is in love―but her beloved Lukas is far from an ideal match, as he secretly works against the Reich. Yet Lieselotte never imagined how far her father would go to ensure her cooperation.

Both Hannah’s and Lieselotte’s stories unfold as Hannah travels to Germany to meet her grandfather, who is hiding wartimes secrets of his own. Longing for connection, yet shaken by all she uncovers, Hannah must decide if she can atone for her family’s tragic past and how their legacy will shape her future.

 

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The Seakeeper’s Daughters

(A Novel)

The Seakeeper's Daughters
The Seakeeper’s Daughters

Lisa Wingate

  • Tyndale House Publishers
  • Contemporary/Historical
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781414386904

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From modern-day Roanoke Island to the sweeping backdrop of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains and Roosevelt’s WPA folklore writers, past and present intertwine to create an unexpected destiny.

Restaurant owner Whitney Monroe is desperate to save her business from a hostile takeover. The inheritance of a decaying Gilded Age hotel on North Carolina’s Outer Banks may provide just the ray of hope she needs. But things at the Excelsior are more complicated than they seem. Whitney’s estranged stepfather is entrenched on the third floor, and the downstairs tenants are determined to save the historic building. Searching through years of stored family heirlooms may be Whitney’s only hope of quick cash, but will the discovery of an old necklace and a Depression-era love story change everything?

 

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The Sword and the Song

(The Song of Seare #3)

The Sword and the Song
The Sword and the Song

C.E. Laureano

  • Tyndale House Publishers
  • Speculative
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781612916323

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The shadow of war. A clash of brothers. A terrible sacrifice. In the face of powerful darkness, who will prevail?

The island of Seare is at war. The Red Druid is gathering strength and power to stand against Conor, Eoghan, and the brotherhood. But there is strife within the brotherhood as well. Eoghan still refuses to claim his rightful rule, and the resulting conflict creates an uncomfortable distance between him and Conor. When Conor leaves to find the key to defeating the Red Druid, Eoghan and Aine worry he will succumb to the danger. They set out on their own mission to defeat the Red Druid through Aine’s magical gifts.

But nothing—and no one—is as it seems.

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When Love Returns

(Zimmerman Restorations Trilogy #3)

When Love Returns
When Love Returns

Kim Vogel Sawyer

  • WaterBrook Multnomah
  • Contemporary
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780307731357

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Riddled with doubt and lingering regrets, will Suzanne and Paul find strength in God to explore a second chance at love? 

It wasn’t easy to move back to the Old Order Mennonite community from which quiet, responsible Suzanne Zimmerman was shamefully sent away as a pregnant teen. Returning twenty years later to take care of her mother, Suzanne and Alexa—the daughter she raised as her own—have spent months rebuilding relationships with her family.

Now with the upcoming wedding of their biological daughter,  Suzanne and Paul find themselves drawn to one another once again—but with new challenges to face. They have been single parents with painful pasts. Can Paul and Suzanne find the strength to rebuild the loving relationship that was torn apart by their teen pregnancy so long ago?

Suzanne must also let go of Alexa as she heads back to Indianapolis to visit friends–and as her chance to find her birth parents. Leaving the bed-and-breakfast in Suzanne’s apprehensive hands, Alexa embarks on a journey that will certainly change her life completely. Can mother and daughter trust God to restore all things in His timing?

 

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Ties That Bind

(Amish of Summer Grove #1)

Ties That Bind
Ties That Bind

Cindy Woodsmall

  • WaterBrook Multnomah
  • Contemporary
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781601426994

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Ariana’s comfortable Old Order Amish world is about to unravel. Will holding tightly to the cords of family keep them together—or simply tear them apart?

Twenty-year-old Ariana Brenneman loves her family and the Old Ways. She has two aspirations: open a café in historic Summer Grove to help support her family’s ever-expanding brood and to keep any other Amish from being lured into the Englisch life by Quill Schlabach.

Five years ago Quill, along with her dear friend Frieda, ran off together, and Ariana still carries the wounds of that betrayal. When she unexpectedly encounters him, she soon realizes he has plans to help someone else she loves leave the Amish.
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Despite how things look, Quill’s goal has always been to protect Ariana from anything that may hurt her, including the reasons he left. After returning to Summer Grove on another matter, he unearths secrets about Ariana and her family that she is unaware of. His love and loyalty to her beckons him to try to win her trust and help her find a way to buy the café—because when she learns the truth that connects her and a stranger named Skylar Nash, Quill knows it may upend her life forever.

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A Moment of Weakness

(Forever Faithful #2)

A Moment of Weakness
A Moment of Weakness

[MASS-MARKET EDITION]

Karen Kingsbury

  • WaterBrook Multnomah
  • Contemporary
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781601428486

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Had they found each other again after all these years, only to lose everything that matters most?

As children, Jade Conner and Tanner Eastman were best friends—until scandal drove them apart. Then, one golden summer, they find each other again.  Through endless days they share their hearts and souls and dreams of forever.  Then, in a moment of weakness, they make a decision that will tear them apart for nearly a decade.

In their own separate corners of the country, Jade and Tanner have become fighters for religious freedom. Now Jade’s unfaithful husband is determined to destroy her in a custody battle that will rock the nation and shake people’s understanding of faith and freedom. Could Jade lose her only child because of her faith? Only one man can help her in her darkest hour. And only one old woman knows the secret about that summer and the truth that can set them all free.

 

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The Hesitant Heiress

(The Everstone Chronicles #1)

The Hesitant Heiress
The Hesitant Heiress

[PAPERBACK EDITION]

Dawn Crandall

  • Whitaker House Publishers
  • Historical
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781629116587

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After being unjustly expelled from the Boston Conservatory of Music, Amaryllis Brigham sees her dreams of founding a music academy in her hometown of Seattle, Washington, disappearing before her very eyes. Now, the only way to achieve her goal comes with high stakes for someone set on avoiding men as much as possible: Marry within the year to inherit the immense fortune of her estranged grandmother. Amaryllis reluctantly moves in to her aunt’s Boston home and rubs shoulders with fashionable society. Despite her own misgivings, she soon finds herself quickly falling in love with the most unlikely of men–Nathan Everstone, the envy of every eligible female, whose father has haunted her dreams for the decade following her mother’s tragic death. However, Nathan turns out to be much more than he seems…and everything she never knew she wanted. But just as everything Amaryllis has recently hoped for comes to fruition, it all falls apart when she finds that the real culprit who has been managing her life isn’t who she thought at all.

 

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Heaven Sent

(My Soul to Keep #3)

Heaven Sent
Heaven Sent

Vanessa Miller

  • Whitaker House Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781629115672

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Leah Davison has made some serious mistakes with her family and with the men she dates, but she refuses to give up as she sets out to put her life back together after suffering abuse from a man she dated. Her new job isn’t exciting but it nets one major positive: she reconnects with Cory Parker, an old friend. But almost simultaneously, her abuser also tries to reconnect; with disastrous results, not only for Leah, but for everyone she loves. Cory Parker can’t afford any distractions. He’s staking his entire career on an IPO that must go off without any glitches…but he can’t stop thinking about Leah and the fear he saw in her eyes. He’d give up everything in order to protect her; he’d walk through fire for the chance to love her. During the most horrific time of her life, all Leah wanted to do was get away, but in the midst of the turmoil, and with help from a praying family and God’s warriors, Leah finds her way back to love.

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Driven to Be Loved

(Carmen Sisters #3)

Driven to Be Loved
Driven to Be Loved

Pat Simmons

  • Whitaker House Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781629115689

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On the surface, Brecee Carmen has nothing in common with Adrian Cole. She is a pediatrician certified in trauma care; he is a transportation problem–solver for a luxury car dealership (a.k.a., a car salesman). Despite their slow but steady attraction to each other, neither one of them is sure that they’re compatible. To complicate matters, Brecee is the sole unattached Carmen daughter when it seems as though everyone else around her—family and friends—is finding love. Through a series of discoveries, Adrian and Brecee learn that things don’t always happen by coincidence. Generational forces are at work, keeping promises, protecting family members, and perhaps even drawing Adrian back to the church he had strayed from. Is it possible that God has been playing matchmaker all along?

 

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The Bishop’s Son

(The Amish of Bee County #2)

The Bishop's Son
The Bishop’s Son

Kelly Irvin

  • Zondervan Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780310339540

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Two men offer Leila two very different futures. Will she choose with her heart or with her faith?

Leila Lantz has been in love with Jesse Glick from the day she first saw him at his father’s store, but she can’t make sense of his intentions. One day he wants to come courting, the next he seems to be putting distance between them.

Jesse may be the bishop’s son, but his faith has been wavering of late. If he is so unsure, is it fair to give Leila false hope for a future he doubts he can provide?

Then there’s Will, Jesse’s cousin. He has been trying to keep his feelings for Leila a secret, but he also knows Jesse is wrestling with his faith. Would declaring his feelings for Leila be in her best interest or simply serving his own selfish desires?

Leila knows she can choose Will and be secure in her own future. But when her heart speaks, it’s Jesse’s name she hears. When will God make His will known to her? Could leaving everything she knows—even her own faith—be a part of God’s plan?

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