New Arrivals - Christian Fiction
Features two seasonal romance novellas linked by a "Twelve Days of Christmas" theme.
"Beth Byler has a secret. Ever since she met Englischer Chris Ellis while helping out at the Yellow Bird Inn, she can't stop thinking about him. She knows a relationship could never go anywhere - Chris was working undercover in Crittenden County as a DEA agent...But she knew he felt the attraction, too. It was the reason he left so suddenly, promising never to see her again. Then, three days before Christmas, while Beth is taking care of the inn, Chris returns. This time, he is bleeding and in need of a place to hide."--Page 4 of cover.
"It's the happiest time of year, but the Christmas spirit is lost on Lillian Warwick. Her beloved Ezra's failing health requires the help of an aide. Estrella Hernandez quickly wins Ezra's admiration, but drives Lillian absolutely crazy. When a brutal storm forces Estrella's family to take shelter under Lillian's roof, her humbuggery is pushed to its limits. Amanda Harding comes home to Cape Light, feeling at loose ends in her life. A recent graduate and accomplished musician, she hopes to find a seat in a big-city symphony. In the meantime, the job of music director at Reverend Ben's church seems good enough. Unfortunately, she must share her practice space with Gabriel Bailey, who is restoring the stained glass windows. The rough-around-the-edges craftsman is Amanda's opposite in every way. Still, something rare and wonderful flourishes between them. When Amanda is offered an ideal opportunity to perform her music far from Cape Light, Gabriel encourages her to pursue it. But must she choose between her music and losing Gabriel forever? As Christmas nears, Lillian and Amanda both hearken to the sound of their favorite carols, but soon learn that sometimes the sweetest songs of Christmas are still waiting to be sung."-- Provided by publisher.
The Widows are finding it difficult to plan Pastor Adam's wedding, given that he hasn't set a date nor even proposed to Gussie. Meanwhile, the pastor's sister Hannah, a doctor, has returned from Kenya, where she worked in refugee camps. When Hannah gets into a verbal sparring match with her nephew Hector's basketball coach, the Widows spot sparks of a different kind between the two, and they are soon up to matchmaking again.
When his friend is murdered, Jevin Banks is drawn into a web of conspiracy and top secret research on human consciousness, uncovering a dark secret that could change the very fabric of human life on the planet
"In the fledgling colony of New Hope, their friends struggle to create a Southern utopia in Brazil soon after the Civil War. But Hayden is seeking revenge--relentlessly. And Magnolia is seeking a way out--desperately. They both seek to use the other for their own purpose--deceptively. Falling in love was never part of their plans"--From publisher description.
Missionary Julia Foster loves working alongside her parents, ministering and caring for young girls in India. But when the family must return to England due to illness, she readily accepts the burden for her parents' financial support. Taking on a job at Highland Hall as governess she quickly finds that teaching her four privileged, ill-mannered charges at a grand estate is more challenging than expected, and she isn't sure what to make of the estate's preoccupied master, Sir William Ramsey. Widowed and left to care for his two young children and his deceased cousin's two teenage girls, William is consumed with saving the estate from financial ruin.
Pinkerton detective Miranda Hunt assumes another woman's identity in order to apprehend the Phantom, an elusive and notorious train robber thought to be hiding on the sprawling Last Chance Ranch. But she isn't the only one there with something to hide. Wells Fargo detective Jeremy Taggert is working the scene undercover as well. And although their true identities are a secret, it is impossible for Jeremy and Miranda to hide the spark that flares between them. But their careers-- and their lives-- depend on solving this case. Love will have to wait.
"Investigating the funding of Iran's nuclear program, Marc Royce must rely on an old ally to help him uncover the truth--before it's too late"-- Provided by publisher.
After being left at the altar, comically creative Hope Landon goes missing, is presumed dead, and later lands a job with an inspirational greeting card company in New York City . . . or does she?
Ever since her stepmother brought her a snow globe of the New York City skyline, Annie has wanted to visit the beautiful, big city. Since the time of her rumschpringe is nearing, the family decides a visit is a good idea. But others are not as thrilled with her interest in the Big Apple. Aaron has long been attracted to Annie and is sure he is in love. As he watches her engage in big city life, he grows concerned that she will not want to return to their quieter life. Will Annie follow Aaron back home? Or stay and pursue her dreams? Competing for her attention, Aaron sets out to show Annie that Christmas is not about the glitz and glamour, but about family, love, and the birth of Jesus.
Zack Dylan will do whatever it takes to achieve a successful singing career, but as his star rises, Zack is often asked to compromise his beliefs, and just as he's on the verge of winning it all, his choices lead him to the brink of personal disaster.
Sadie enjoys her freedom away from home and her mission trips to Peru, but after four years, her Old Order Amish family insists it's time to come home and settle down. Levi, a bachelor who distrusts women after a family heartbreak, also has no desire for romance. To keep their families from meddling in their lives, Sadie and Levi devise a plan -- but soon discover that the walls around their hearts are breaking down. Can they let go of their prejudices, learn to trust each other, and embrace a future together?
"Charlotte Graham's never spoken about her kidnapping. Sixteen years later, she's back in Chicago and she is the only one who knows the truth. But, even now, can she risk sharing it?"--Provided by publisher.
Annie's life is deliciously full as the Christmas season approaches. She helps her husband, Samuel, attend to the community's minor medical needs. She occasionally assists Belinda, the local midwife, and most days, she finds herself delivering the buggy to her brother Adam. Annie's sister-in-law Leah is due to deliver their first child before Christmas morning, and Annie is determined to finish a crib quilt before the "boppli" arrives. With six weeks to go, she should have no problem, but God may have a different plan. Leah is rushed to the English hospital when the infant arrives early, and Annie discovers the Christmas quilt may hold a far greater significance than she ever imagined.
A touching story from Christmas 1945. Widowed mother Bev Winters discovers unexpected kindness--and love--in her new employer.
For Cora Kensington, the Grand Tour was to be the trip of a lifetime. She discovered the family she never knew she had and may have even found the love she longs for in Will.
Julia Davidson, a newly married journalist, finds herself torn between the influence she craves and the husband she loves. She wants significance. But he wants a child.
A young woman who used cutting to cope with traumatic events in her life learns lessons in healing at a treatment program on a working ranch.
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.
In the spring of 1822, Ellie Ballantyne leaves finishing school and returns to the family home in Pittsburgh only to find that her parents are away on a long journey and her siblings don't seem to want her to stay. Determined to stand her ground and find her place in the world, Ellie fills her time by opening a day school for young ladies. But when one of her students turns out to be an incorrigible young member of the Tutlock family, Ellie knows she must walk a fine line.
"After the loss of her first love, is Ingeborg Strand willing to marry a stranger--however kind--for the promise of a new life in America?"-- Provided by publisher.