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New Arrivals - Christian Fiction
In 1777, Amishman Adam Wyse might join the war effort, leave his faith and the only woman he's ever loved. Will life in this feral and primitive New World be more than his peacekeeping people can withstand?
"Tired of running from her past, nurse Kate Callison intends to become Austin Grace Hospital?s permanent ER director and make Texas her home. Despite staff friction, she?s moving ahead. Then unthinkable tragedy wraps the ER in crime tape, brings swarms of media, legal chaos... and a search-and-rescue hero who seems determined to meddle in her life"--P.  of cover.
When two distant sisters are reunited in their hometown one summer, they are forced to come to grips with mistakes from their past and learn how to forgive, let go, move on--and love again.
Dorothy Lynn Dunbar, who thought she had everything she ever wanted, discovers a whole new way of life in St. Louis with the help of a dynamic, charismatic evangelist--who just happens to be a woman.
A young investigative reporter faces danger struggling to prove an incarcerated man's innocence while everyone she cares about seems especially determined to accept his guilt.
Cory Brand joins a Celebrate Recovery group after his addiction affects his game on the field, but the major league baseball star soon learns that recovery can heal nearly every aspect of his life.
As former Marine lieutenant Robin Duncan's security team tries to track down an insurgent killer in the Congo, Robin has to face a man who broke her trust years ago, and she discovers the gray areas extend farther in this jungle wilderness than she anticipated.
After ten years of marriage, the blessing of a child eludes Carrie Miller and her husband Melvin. Then Carrie overhears two English women in the fabric store talking about medical options available to non-Amish women in her situation. Carrie takes it as a sign from God, but Melvin and the bishop see it differently. Then a local teenager becomes pregnant and plans to give the baby up for adoption. Is God leading Carrie to another path to motherhood or or is her longing to be a mother tempting her to stray from her Amish beliefs?
"Forced off a train in 1885 Texas and delivered to an outlaw's daughter for her birthday, is it possible this stolen preacher ended up right where he belongs?"-- Provided by publisher.
After losing his eyesight in a revengeful accident, Rafe Easton breaks off his engagement with Eden Derrington and leaves Hawaii for the mainland, leaving Eden to mend her broken heart in the hands of God.
Mara Keegan is an uber-successful mother and a widow of three years. She's been chasing success and all the "good things in life" for her family to make up for the cruel whim God played on them by taking her husband. In an effort to be the perfect mom, she decides to make a photo memory quilt, a graduation present for her daughter, Cadence.
"Gambling everything, including the family farm, Cullen McNamara travels to the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with his most recent invention. But the noise in the fair's Machinery Hall makes it impossible to communicate with potential buyers. In an act of desperation, he hires Della Wentworth, a teacher of the deaf, to tutor him in the art of lip-reading. The young teacher is reluctant to participate, and Cullen has trouble keeping his mind on his lessons while intently watching her lips. Like the newly invented Ferris wheel, he is caught in a whirl between his girl back home, his dreams as an inventor, and his unexpected attraction to his new tutor. Can he keep his feet on the ground, or will he be carried away?"--From publisher description.
"When Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun is called to investigate an attack that has injured the brother of Brody's high school sweetheart, Rebecca Morgan, he thinks it's an open-and-shut case. But as Brody digs deeper, he realized the attack may be related to an organized crime trial Rebecca will be overseeing"--P.  of cover.
"... story of a young mother who unknowingly gave away her own child after serving as a surrogate for a childless couple. Amanda Hocking is a typical young wife and mother struggling to make ends meet. She decides to help a childless family by becoming their gestational surrogate, hoping to achieve some financial stability of her own. After a few false starts, Amanda finally gets pregnant with another couple's embryo, but just as she is entering her final month of pregnancy, her soldier husband is killed"--From publisher description.
Daniel Cody travels to San Francisco in search for his absentee father. When he arrives he learns that Josiah Cody has died and left his home to Sarah Whittier, an artist planning to use the house as collateral to open an art studio for immigrant women. Can Sarah soften Daniel's vengeful heart and teach him that love is a greater treasure than gold?
When a beloved contemporary Christian recording artist finds herself unable to continue her current tour schedule, she returns home to Chicago, where she faces new questions about her future and her faith.
"Secrets can be funny things. We think they keep us safe, but more often than not, they spill out when we least expect and make a mess out of everything. It's a truth Scarlett Jo Newberry knows all too well--a truth Grace Shepherd and Zach Craig are about to learn the hard way. As the lives of this boisterous pastor's wife, polished news anchor, and beleaguered divorce attorney intersect in the tree-lined streets of Franklin, Tennessee, scandal threatens to topple their carefully constructed worlds. Grasping at survival, they embark on a journey of friendship and courage, desperate to find a way back to laughter, love, and life"--P.  of cover.
"The glimmering Huguenot cross she innocently wears leads her deep into the shadows. When Gabriella Madison arrives in France in 1961 to continue her university studies, she doesn't anticipate being drawn into the secretive world behind the Algerian war for independence from France. And the further she delves into the war efforts, the more her faith is challenged. The people who surround her bring a whirlwind of transforming forces--a wise nun who knows more about the war and Gabriella's past than she's saying, a lost little girl who is carrying secret information, and a debonair man with unknown loyalties who pursues Gabriella. When she discovers a long hidden family secret, it leads to questions about trust, faith in action, and the power of forgiveness to move beyond the pain of the past"--P.  of cover.
"Maggie Porter returns to the Rocking P Ranch. The sanatorium was not able to save her mother and now her father's health is failing. When the cowboys walk off the job leaving no one to drive the cattle to market, head ranch hand, Alex Bright, cannot convince the men to stay. How could Alex let this happen? Maggie is desperate to save the ranch and she turns to the town's women for help. The new cowgirls must herd, rope, and drive the cattle to market. With only two days left, outlaws charge the small band of cowgirls in an effort to start a stampede. The cattle begin to scatter. Will they lose everything? Where will their help come from?".
When the Antichrist takes over the world, Rayford, Buck, Bruce, and Chloe form the Tribulation Force to try and stop the war, famine, plagues, and disasters that are killing millions of people.
Lafayette Riordan longs for an adventurous life protecting the frontier alongside Judge Isaac Parker's famous marshals. But his upbringing has left him more prepared for a life as scholar and artist. When faced with the opportunity to realize his dream, can he summon the courage to hunt down the outlaws? Or will one headstrong female rancher capture his heart first?
"A whirlwind romance--and a leap of faith--has made Mallory Hale a mother and a rancher's wife in small-town Texas. Can she survive the wild adventure?"--Provided by publisher.
Aaron Troyer simply wants to farm like his father and grandfather before him. But instead he finds himself overseeing the family's small group of guest cabins nestled along the banks of Pebble Creek. That also means he must work with the cabins' housekeeper, Lydia Fisher. Lydia is the most outspoken Amish woman Aaron has ever met, and she has strong opinions about how the guest cabins are to be run. She also desperately needs this job. Though sparks fly between boss and employee at first, when the cabins are robbed, nothing is more important to Aaron than making sure Lydia is safe.