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New Arrivals - Christian Fiction
To keep her out of trouble, Honore Bainbridge is banished to her family's country estate. Yet it is there that she meets Lord Ashmoor, under suspicions because of his American upbringing and accusations that he helped a French prisoner escape from Dartmoor prison. For the sake of her heart, Honore is determined to prove Ashmoor's innocence.
Living in Munich with relatives, Beth Bridgewater, a German American, finds herself in a nightmare as World War II erupts in a war which she takes no side, for she is a Quaker pacifist. Just as she gains opportunity to escape Germany, Beth decides to stay.
"For the women of the Samaritan village of Sychar, the well is a place of blessing--the place where they gather to draw their water and share their lives--but not for Mara. Shunned for the many sins of her mother, Nava, Mara struggles against the constant threats of starvation or exile. Mara and Nava's lives are forever changed with the arrival of two men: Shem, a mysterious young man from Caesarea, and Jesus, a Jewish teacher. Nava is transformed by Jesus, but his teachings come too late and she is stoned by the unforgiving villagers. Desperate to save her dying mother, Mara and Shem embark on a journey to seek Jesus' help--a journey that brings unexpected love and unimaginable heartbreak"--Cover p. 
"TV host Miranda Woodruff has built a perfect life for herself onscreen. But everything could fall apart when she falls in love for real"-- Provided by publisher.
A new widow has also lost her only brother, and upon returning to their small hometown of Bloomfield to settle his estate, finds herself in the middle of a long unsolved mystery.
Claudia, the illegitimate granddaughter of Caesar Augustus and wife of Lucius Pontius Pilate, struggles to make the best of her life in troubled Judea and finds peace in the teachings of a mysterious Jewish Rabbi.
A novelization of the feature film in which a successful couple's marriage turns rocky after the husband's arrested as rumors of a Ponzi scheme swirl around them.
Camille Gardner is trapped in the middle when a unique Southern town collides with the 'outside world' and big oil. A talented negotiator, Camille Gardner agrees to take on one last field assignment for her uncle before she settles down to pursue her real passion---working at an art gallery. But she'd rather be anywhere than Samford, Louisiana, the small southern town where she once spent the worst weeks of her life. To fulfill the obligation she feels to her uncle, Camille needs to entice a group of rural landowners to sell their mineral rights---and allow use of their precious water for the drilling of natural gas. Instead, she finds herself drawn to the local folk art created by those same landowners and attracted to Marsh Cameron, the attorney representing the landowners.The charming residents and the traditions of this small community leave Camille conflicted about her family obligations---and her own plans for the future. Perhaps she needs to give Samford a second chance.
"When Chantel's sister falls in love with a sworn enemy in the their 1890s iron-mining community, will Chantel's attempts to aid the couple result in a romance of her own?"--Provided by publisher.
Sparks fly when a free-spirited young woman agrees to be a mail-order bride in order to escape the drudgery of farm life--and gets more than she bargained for.
What a crooked path God has led Harry on to arrive at this moment! Harry Bentley was a mess. Yet, with a second chance for a better life, his recent marriage, he expects a smooth road ahead. Abruptly, it feels like God is changing the road signs left, ...
Elsie Keim suffers from keratoconus and is slowly going blind, but she doesn't want to let her disease hold her back from a fulfilling life. That is why when a new neighbor, Landon Troyer, shows some interest in her, she doesn't want anything to scare him away...even if it means keeping her condition a secret. But when Landon finds out the truth about Elsie's illness, he is floored. His job is demanding and takes him away from home, sometimes for days at a time. How could he keep up with his responsibilities and take care of Elsie?
Struggling to keep the Brambleville Asylum for the Poor running, Christina Willems turns to reclusive mill owner Levi Jonnson to take in a young blind boy named Tommy Kilgore. When an old adversary challenges Christina, will she find an unlikely ally --or more-- in the aloof Levi? Can Levi reconcile with the rejection that led to his hermit-like existence and open his heart and life to something more, especially a relationship with a loving God?
"When Susanna's heart for the poor and Ben's disillusionment with British rule cross paths in 1763 Massachusetts, the two find themselves bound in a dangerous fight for justice"-- Provided by publisher.
"Adam Colby didn't believe in marriage anymore. After Haley left him, he was convinced that lasting marriage was a fairy tale. He gave up hope of ever experiencing a lasting covenant. But then he found the postcards..."-- Provided by publisher.
The Amish community of Lancaster is being terrorized by barn fires. David and Malinda Beile''s barn was the first to go. The clues are sparse, but Levi, the Beilers' oldest son, happened to be awake in the middle of the night and spotted a white vehicle driving past the house with its lights off. Sarah, David and Malinda's daughter, is in her late teens and old enough to observe her parents' agony. Not only is she afraid, too, and wishing she could protect her parents, she's entranced by the flirtatious Matthew Stoltzfus. He's dating her friend, Rose, but when he tenderly bandages Sarah's hand after she burned it at the barn raising, she wonders who he is really interested in. When a second Amish barn burns for suspicious reasons, the Amish grow more restless. "We're too quiet too much of the time," a group of Amish men tell David Beiler, their minister. Seriously considering police protection, the increasingly tense community questions their traditional nonresistant approach to violence.
"Falsely accused of terrible crimes, Errol Stone is placed under compulsion and sentenced to undertake a perilous quest. He must succeed . . . or die trying."--Provided by publisher.
When she discovers that she has two sisters who were raised in other homes, Lydia, taken in by her aunt and uncle after her parents died, is determined to find her lost sisters and reunite them all as a family despite her husband's objections.
Shiloh Griffin has no identity outside of her roles as pastor's wife and mom. Some days that is enough. But not always. Particularly when she is partnered with the always confident, always gracious Jade Smith on a church ministry project. Rather than shying away from God in her nervousness, Shiloh clings to Him, seeking every day to redeem herself. When an opportunity arises for her to teach music at a local high school, she thinks maybe it's just the thing to give her more significance. Then Shiloh begins mentoring Monica, a fifteen-year-old student. When Monica learns she is pregnant, Shiloh must confront her own darkest secret in the desperate decision facing the teen. If she turns away, this teen's life---and her soul---could be in jeopardy. If she decides to stand up and help, she knows she's the one who risks losing everything.
Raised in an Old Order Mennonite community, Rachel Stoltzfus is a strong-willed single woman, content living apart from mainstream society until whispers stir the moment her belly swells with new life. Refusing to repent and name the partner in her sin, Rachel feels the wrath of the religious sect as she is shunned by those she loves most. She is eventually coerced into leaving by her brother-in-law, the bishop.
Kate Merritt worries love's passing her by until Jay Tanner shows up to charm her hesitant heart. Pearl Harbor changes everything, including Kate's chance for love..
"... we visit a small Amish community in West Kootenai, Montana, where for the past ten years, Sarah Shelter has been passed over by the young Amish men that arrive there each year. A tragedy has closed her heart...until she meets Jathan Schrock."--Publisher's website.
Lydia Wyse is drawn back to her childhood Amish community through her mother's "promise box," and seeks to leave behind her secular life as a book editor when she meets bachelor Gideon Hooley.
Meredith Stoltzfus struggles to recover from almost losing her baby and to manage without her husband, Luke, while a young man found beaten in a bus station is still unresponsive, despite the prayers of one of his nurses.
Meredith longs to hear the sound of her husband's voice, to know that he arrived safely in Indiana, and to share her big news. Instead of the call she's waiting for, Meredith receives news that tears her heart to shreds and leaves her in a dark pit of despair.