New Arrivals - Christian Fiction
"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.
"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.
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.
"Early July, and the corn in eastern Nebraska stands ten feet tall; after a near-decade of drought, it seems too good to be true, and everyone is watching the sky for trouble. For the Grebels, whose plots of organic crops trace a modest patchwork among the vast fields of soybeans and corn, trouble arrives from a different quarter in the form of Elsa's voice on her estranged son's answering machine: 'Your father?s dead. You'll probably want to come home.' When a tractor accident fells the patriarch of this Mennonite family, the threads holding them together are suddenly drawn taut, singing with the tensions of a lifetime's worth of love and faith, betrayal and shame. Through the competing voices of those gathered for Haven Grebel's funeral, acts of loyalty and failures, long-suppressed resentments and a tragic secret are brought to light, expressing a larger, complex truth"--From publisher description.
Spunky Texas oil heiress Cassidy McClare, jilted of her fortune, pays a summer visit with her wealthy cousins in San Francisco to help her forget her heartache -- and meets handsome Jamie McKenna, a handsome pauper looking to marry well.
On the cusp of adulthood, eighteen-year-old Penny Carson is swept off her feet by a handsome farmhand with a confident swagger. Though Trent Taylor seems like Prince Charming and offers an escape from her one-stop-sign town, Penny's happily-ever-after lasts no longer than their breakneck courtship. Before the ink even dries on their marriage certificate, he hits her for the first time. It isn't the last, yet the bruises that can't be seen are the most painful of all. When Trent is injured in a welding accident and his paycheck stops, he has no choice but to finally allow Penny to take a job cleaning houses. Here she meets two women from very different worlds who will teach her to live and laugh again, and lend her their backbones just long enough for her to find her own"--From publisher description.
When a jilted girlfriend meets a reluctant crown prince, they discover the power of God's love to heal hearts and change a nation.
"Sunday leads a solitary existence, spending most of his time reading and fishing on his boat, hidden among the Ten Thousand Islands off the Florida coast. It has been years since he has spoken with anyone outside of his priest and confidant, Steady. Because Steady once saved his life, Sunday can't refuse when he asks him to save another. Katie Quinn, a world-famous actress, has been driven by a secret and the pressures of her fame to end her life. Sunday provides an alternate escape, a way to write herself a new life by helping her to fake her death. But Katie still must confront her past before she can find peace, and she'll need Sunday to leave his secluded home and travel to the French countryside to help her"-- Provided by publisher.
"Once, they were the happiest family under the sun, crabbing and fishing and painting on beautiful Edisto Island in South Carolina's lowcountry. Then everything went wrong, and twenty years later the Bennett family is still in pieces. Mary Ellen still struggles to understand why her picture-perfect marriage came apart. Daughter Meg keeps a death grip on her own family, controlling her relationships at a distance. And eldest daughter, Julia, left it all behind years ago, forging a whole new life as an artist and academic in Manhattan. She's engaged to an art dealer and has no intentions of returning to Edisto. Ever"--Provided by publisher.
Darek Christiansen is wounded and angry since the tragic death of his wife, Felicity. New assistant county attorney Ivy Madison simply doesn't know any better when she bids on Darek at the charity auction. Nor does she know that when she crafted a plea bargain three years ago to keep Jensen Atwood out of jail and in Deep Haven fulfilling community service, she was releasing the man responsible for Felicity's death. Can they work through their prayers when caught between new love and old grudges?
"Drunkard Errol Stone has to shape up fast when his hunt for the next glass unwittingly merges with a dangerous quest to save his kingdom"-- Provided by publisher.
"As Mazie Hartford sat down on the edge of the bed, carefully laying the folded quilt between herself and her great-grandmother, Mimi, the young woman sensed that she was about to embark on a journey that could change the entire course of her life. And from the pages of history, Harriet Tubman would have just the answer she needed"--From publisher description.
Three sisters--a blogger, a cab driver, and a stay-at home mom--investigate to try and clear their brother's name after he is accused of murder.
"Now that Rachel Jackson Adam's husband has won the coveted position of president of the American Baptist Coalition, Jasmine Larson Bush has concocted a scheme to one-up her rival, by promoting her new community center on the nation's #1 television talk show! The power play won't stop Rachel, who jets from Houston to Chicago to sabotage Jasmine's TV appearance. But Chicago is the last place Rachel should be when one of the Coalition's heaviest hitters turns up dead and Rachel looks guilty as sin. Will her nemesis leave her stranded and let her take the rap? Or will Jasmine help Rachel hunt down a killer?"--From publisher description.
"When local heiress Lily Rose mistakes gambler Grant Diamond for the missionary she had asked for, Grant takes the opportunity to hide from the law, but with the Pinkertons closing in, the new life he's built may soon crumple like a house of cards"-- Provided by publisher.
Shilo Jacobs' story continues as she struggles with a life in rural Virginia that is nothing like she planned--and that's before she gets herself a stalker tied to her mother's past.
"The Bloomfield Garden Club, an all-ages group of lovable oddballs that will stop at nothing to make everything beautiful, maintains this piece of heaven on earth. But even such idyllic places as this have their share of dramatic characters and stories to be told. Take, for instance, craft store owner Amber Weathersby. She wants to be a member of the garden club but has never received the blessing of a green thumb. Her friend, Stan the mechanic, has helped as much as he can ? even adding a timed sprinkler system to Amber?s garden ? but the results never live up to the club?s expectations. Her only claim to fame with that gang is her semi-famous garden gnome, Gnorman, who gets to hold the prized trophy each year in the Bloomfield Spring Fling contest?s winning garden. But this year, instead of being the life of the party, her little star is gnomegnapped, and worse, the club?s irreplaceable trophy has gone missing with him. While Amber is chasing the gnome around town trying to win the trophy, Stan is chasing Amber, trying to win her heart."--Author's website.
Gracie looks to God for strength when her fiance, Dillian, leaves her without so much as a warning, and when she learns the reason for his abrupt departure, it turns her world upside down.
When a cursed dragon-witch kidnaps the lovely Lady Gleamdren, Eanrin sets boldly forth on a rescue mission...and a race against his rival for Gleamdren's favor. Intent upon his quest, the last thing the immortal Faerie needs is to become mixed up with the troubles of an insignificant mortal. But when he stumbles upon a maiden trapped in an enchanted sleep, he cannot leave her alone in the dangerous Wood Between. One waking kiss later, Eanrin suddenly finds his story entangled with that of young Starflower. A strange link exists between this mortal girl and the dragon-witch. Will Starflower prove the key to Lady Gleamdren's rescue? Or will the dark power from which she flees destroy both her and her rescuer?
Rosemary Yutzy's father-in-law wants to merge his business with Matt Lambright's--which will require the Yutzys to relocate to Cedar Creek, and bring widowed Rosemary into constant contact with Matt, who makes no secret of his romantic interest in her.
Join CIA operative Jonathan Keene as he teams with FBI agent Megan Taylor to fight an unforeseen enemy. But this time, survival may not be possible.