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Christian Fiction March 2014
"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth." ~ 3 John 1:2
New and Recently Released!
The Painted Table - by Suzanne Field
Publisher: Harvest House
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 12/03/2013
Share The Painted Table ISBN-13: 9781401689704
ISBN-10: 1401689701
General Fiction. When a prairie fire threatened her home, young Joann hid under her family's beautiful heirloom table from Norway. Later, as a new wife and mother in the 1940s and 50s, she raises her daughter, Saffee, while slowly succumbing to mental illness and obsessively repainting the family table. In the second half of the book, an adult Saffee -- who worries that she, too, will develop a mental illness -- inherits the table, which is ingrained with family memories she would rather forget. "This beautifully written debut novel" (Library Journal) shines a poignant light on a timely yet often ignored topic; another book that addresses mental health issues, The Healer's Touch by Lori Copeland, will be released in August.
A Promise Kept - by Robin Lee Hatcher
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/07/2014
Share A Promise Kept ISBN-13: 9781401687656
ISBN-10: 1401687652
General Fiction. With her life not going the way she thought it would, 45-year-old new divorcée Allison makes the best of things...most of the time. Some days she still struggles to believe that her alcoholic husband of over two decades really left her after she gave him an ultimatum; she'd thought she was doing God's will to save her marriage, but the partnership ended anyway. Now living in an Idaho mountain cabin she inherited from her self-reliant, never-married Great Aunt Emma, Allison makes discoveries in the attic: a wedding dress and journals that paint a picture of Emma that takes Allison completely by surprise, because it's a portrait of a woman surprisingly like her.
Stranger Things - by Erin Healy
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 12/31/2013
Share Stranger Things ISBN-13: 9781401689582
ISBN-10: 1401689582
Supernatural Thriller. Accused by a vengeful student of sexual misconduct, high school biology teacher Serena Diaz is unjustly suspended from her job. As she walks in the woods after hearing the accusations, her life gets even more complicated when she happens upon an abandoned house that's been turned into a criminal's hideout. She faces mortal danger there, but a stranger dies to save her life. Serena later learns that the young man who saved her had been trying to free young women from sex traffickers, and so she sets out to continue his work. Erin Healy, who's co-authored books with Ted Dekker, has written a complex, thought-provoking book about a heartrending subject.
All Things Hidden - by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse
Publisher: Bethany House
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/07/2014
Share All Things Hidden ISBN-13: 9780764211195
ISBN-10: 0764211196
Historical Fiction. Change is coming to 1935 rural Alaska whether Gwyn Hillerman, who associates change with heartache, likes it or not. The federal government is sending hundreds of settlers to Matanuska Valley, where Gwyn works as a nurse in her father's medical office. Knowing that her father already has his hands full, Gwyn worries about him, especially since her mother and sister left them to return to Chicago several years earlier, but she trusts in God. So, when a new doctor arrives to help them, and Gwyn and he get along wonderfully, everything seems fine...until she learns surprising secrets about the newcomer's past. Fans who enjoy well-written love stories and are interested in Depression-era life should enjoy this carefully researched story.
Doctors, Nurses, Midwives, and Patients
The Amish Midwife - by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould
Publisher: Harvest House
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/01/2011
Share The Amish Midwife ISBN-13: 9780736937986
ISBN-10: 0736937986
Amish Fiction. On his deathbed, the beloved adoptive father of Oregon nurse-midwife Lexie Jaeger tells her about a carved wooden box that belongs to her and that was given to him by her biological grandmother when she was an infant. In the box, Lexie finds two locks of hair -- one a baby's, one an adult's -- and papers written in German. In search of her past, Lexie travels to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country, where she was born. There she tries to find out who her birth parents are and agrees to assist Marta Bayer, a mysterious lay-midwife who desperately needs help after an Amish client dies. This engrossing book will please readers who'd like a fresh, non-romanticized look at the Amish.
Double Blind: A Novel - by Brandilyn Collins
Publisher: B&H Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/15/2012
Share Double Blind%3a A Novel ISBN-13: 9781433671647
ISBN-10: 1433671646
Psychological Suspense. "Desperate people make desperate choices." So begins this recent standalone novel by popular author Brandilyn Collins that tells the story of severely depressed Lisa Newberry. Lisa, at 29 years old, has endured three miscarriages, the death of her husband, and a violent mugging -- she just can't take anymore. So when she's accepted into a clinical trial to receive a brain chip that might cure depression, she agrees. Post-surgery, she has disturbing side effects (horrible visions of a man killing a woman) and decides to investigate what is going on with only her faith, her mom, and a good friend to guide her. Don't start Double Blind at bedtime -- this fast-paced psychological tale will keep you turning the pages until you finish!
The Touch - by Randall Wallace
Publisher: Tyndale House
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/01/2011
Share The Touch ISBN-13: 9781414343662
ISBN-10: 1414343663
General Fiction. In this novel by the screenwriter of Braveheart and director of Secretariat, talented surgeon Andrew Jones has "the touch," a God-given ability to heal. But after his fiancée dies in a car accident and he can't save her, Andrew refuses to operate on anyone. Meanwhile, Dr. Lara Blair searches for a surgeon gifted enough to test a new surgical tool her company's developed -- when she finds Andrew, she hopes he's the one, if only he can find his faith and agree to use his talents again in this heartwarming story about grief, love, and trust.
Skip Rock Shallows - by Jan Watson
Publisher: Tyndale House
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/01/2012
Share Skip Rock Shallows ISBN-13: 9781414339146
ISBN-10: 1414339143
Historical Fiction. In 1908, recent medical school graduate Lilly Gray Corbett arrives for an internship in the coal camp of Skip Rock, Kentucky, while her beau, Paul does his residency in Boston. Though it's considered bad luck for a woman to be in the mines, Lilly goes in and saves a young miner after a roof cave-in. As the locals slowly begin to accept a woman doctor, Lilly grows to love them -- and she's drawn to a handsome and oddly familiar miner, who may not be what he seems. Will Lilly return to the city or stay in coal country? Read this book that has "great plot development and skilled character building" (Library Journal) to find out.
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