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Christian Fiction January 2014
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
~ John 1:1
New and Recently Released!
Return to Me - by Lynn Austin
Publisher: Bethany House
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/01/2013
Share Return to Me ISBN-13: 9780764211508
ISBN-10: 0764211501
Biblical Fiction. Based on the Old Testament books of Ezra and Nehemiah, Return to Me describes the period when King Cyrus allows God's Chosen People to leave Babylon and return to their homeland after 70 years away. Though some don't want to leave, Iddo and his grandson Zechariah go to Jerusalem, where they struggle to rebuild their lives and God's temple. This is the 1st book in a new series by bestselling author Lynn Austin, who's also written the Chronicles of the Kings. For even more books that focus on men of the Bible, try Francine Rivers' Sons of Encouragement series (begin with The Priest, which novelizes the life of Moses' brother Aaron) or Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins' Jesus Chronicles (John's Story is 1st).
Gunpowder Tea - by Margaret Brownley
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/08/2013
Share Gunpowder Tea ISBN-13: 9781595549723
ISBN-10: 1595549722
Western Romance. In 1890s Arizona Territory, two undercover detectives fall for each other while trying to learn the identity of "The Phantom," a notorious train robber rumored to be at the Last Chance Ranch. While Pinkerton operative Miranda Hunt calls herself Annie Beckman and applies for the role of heiress to the ranch's no-nonsense female owner, Wells Fargo detective Jeremy Taggert takes the name David Branch and the job of ranch hand. While the two investigate (and find each other suspicious!), they are also drawn to each other. Readers who'd enjoy a fun, lighthearted love story combined with well-plotted mystery will appreciate Gunpowder Tea.
Outlaw - by Ted Dekker
Publisher: Center Street
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/22/2013
Share Outlaw ISBN-13: 9781599954158
ISBN-10: 159995415X
Suspense. Raised by a well-to-do British mother and Southern father in Atlanta, Georgia, Julian Carter is used to servants and gentility. After being widowed, she leaves her life of comfort and heeds a recurring dream, taking her two-year-old son to a remote island off the coast of Australia in 1963. While on a pleasure cruise there, their sailboat capsizes; Julian is saved by unfriendly natives but there is no sign of her young son. She mourns him and struggles to survive as a captive in the jungle in this unusual, thought-provoking book that deals with questions of identity and sacrifice. Outlaw, which Library Journal calls "excellent," is popular author Ted Dekker's most personal book to date (he was raised by missionaries in Indonesia where headhunting cannibals lived). For more vividly described, intriguing Christian fiction, try Tosca Lee's novels.
Vatican waltz - Roland Merullo
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 12/03/2013
Share Vatican waltz ISBN-13: 9780307452955
ISBN-10: 0307452956
Manifesting increasingly intense religious episodes after losing first her grandmother and then her controversial priest friend, Cynthia Piantedosi becomes convinced that God intends for her to become Catholicism's first female priest and pursues her belief all the way to the Vatican. By the award-winning author of Golfing with God.
Dear Mr. Knightley - Katherine Reay
Publisher: Harpercollins Christian Pub
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/05/2013
Share Dear Mr. Knightley ISBN-13: 9781401689681
ISBN-10: 140168968X
When an anonymous benefactor (calling himself "Mr. Knightley") offers to put orphan Samantha Moore through the prestigious Medill School of Journalism, his only requirement is for Sam to write frequent letters to the mysterious donor, detailing her progress.
Strait of Hormuz - T. Davis Bunn
Publisher: Baker Pub Group
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/05/2013
Share Strait of Hormuz ISBN-13: 9780764211386
ISBN-10: 0764211382
 Marc Royce is hired to find out who's secretly funding the Iranian nuclear program.The book follows Marc's investigation into the Iranian matter, but also traces the personal story of Marc and Kitra. Astute readers will have no trouble figuring out, very early on, how their story works out, but that's OK: sometimes the journey is interesting enough that we don't mind knowing how it will end. As always, Bunn works Christian themes into the story but in a subtle way
An Amish Miracle - Mary Ellis, Ruth Reid and Beth Wiseman
Publisher: Harpercollins Christian Pub
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 12/03/2013
Share An Amish Miracle ISBN-13: 9781401688707
ISBN-10: 1401688705
In "Always In My Heart," Hope must confront the son she gave away fifteen years ago; in "Always His Providence," Rosa needs a miracle to pay the lien on her farm; and in "Always Beautiful," Becky reevaluates her life when she miraculously loses over one hundred pounds.
Amanda weds a good man - Naomi King
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/05/2013
Share Amanda weds a good man ISBN-13: 9780451417879
ISBN-10: 0451417879
A first book in a two-part series follows the struggles of widowed mother of three Amanda to unite her newly blended family after marrying a widower father of five, an effort that is compromised by sibling squabbles, her new husband's reluctance to make changes and Amanda's pursuit of a much-loved pottery vocation.
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