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Christian Fiction May 2014
"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'"
Jeremiah 29:11
New and Recently Released!
The Sentinels of Andersonville - by Tracy Groot
Publisher: Tyndale House
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/01/2014
Share The Sentinels of Andersonville ISBN-13: 9781414359489
ISBN-10: 1414359489
Historical Fiction. During the U.S. Civil War, captured Union soldiers may well have wished they'd died on the battlefield after arriving at Georgia's infamous Andersonville Prison -- there, in the last 14 months of the war, 45,000 men entered the gates and over a quarter of them died due to the appalling conditions. In her latest well-researched novel based on actual events, Christy Award-winning author Tracy Groot writes of three young Confederates (prison sentry Dance Pickett, doctor's daughter Violet Stiles, and Confederate corporal Emery Jones) who come face-to-face with the prison's atrocities and learn the cost of Christian compassion -- when withheld and when given.
Princess Ever After: A Royal Wedding Novel - by Rachel Hauck
Publisher: Zondervan
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/04/2014
Share Princess Ever After%3a A Royal Wedding Novel ISBN-13: 9780310315506
ISBN-10: 0310315506
Contemporary Romance. Regina "Reg" Beswick is content for the first time since her mother died when she was a little girl. At 29, she's quit her job as an accountant to start a classic car restoration shop with her father's oldest friend, and things are going great...even if her boyfriend thinks she's being irresponsible. But when troubled Tanner Burkhardt, Minister of Culture for the Grand Duchy of Hessenberg, shows up in Florida looking for the long-lost princess who can save his nation from being legally absorbed into another country, she discovers the truth of her heritage and the healing power of true love. Though this is the 2nd in a series, it can be read on its own.
Love Comes Calling - by Siri Mitchell
Publisher: Bethany House
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/04/2014
Share Love Comes Calling ISBN-13: 9780764210365
ISBN-10: 076421036X
Historical Romance. When delightfully scatterbrained (she'd be diagnosed with ADHD today) Boston socialite Ellis Eton fails a class at Radcliffe, she decides she'll save her money, move to Hollywood, and become an actress! To earn money and hone her acting skills, she trades places with a friend who looks like her and begins works as a switchboard operator. But she doesn't count on overhearing a menacing phone call indicating that the handsome Harvard student she adores, Griffin Phillips, is in danger. Set during the roaring twenties, Love Comes Calling is a fast-paced, lighthearted read.
Runaway Saint - by Lisa Samson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/18/2014
Share Runaway Saint ISBN-13: 9781595545466
ISBN-10: 1595545468
General Fiction. On her 30th birthday, Sara Drexel's mother gives her her grandmother's sapphire ring and the news that her Aunt Bel, who went on a summer mission trip to Kazakhstan 20 years ago, has finally returned to Baltimore. With nowhere else to go, Bel moves in with Sara and her husband, Finn. But living with Bel turns Sara's precariously balanced life upside down and forces the two women and Sara's mother to finally share some carefully kept secrets. Christian readers who enjoy books by mainstream author Anne Tyler will want to check out Lisa Samson's character-driven novels filled with believably quirky people.
Wildwood Creek - by Lisa Wingate
Publisher: Bethany House
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/04/2014
Share Wildwood Creek ISBN-13: 9780764208249
ISBN-10: 0764208241
General Fiction. Bonnie Rose and her nine-year-old sister were the only survivors of a tragedy that killed the rest of their family. In 1861, they moved to Wildwood Creek, Texas where strange things occurred and people started to go missing. Years later, in modern-day Texas, graduate student Allie Kirkland dreams of working in film production. She gets her foot in the door when a new reality show that's recreating the Wildwood of Bonnie's time hires her to be a costuming assistant. Allie soon discovers strange connections between herself and Bonnie, and starts to wonder about the odd things happening on set. Using parallel story lines narrated by Bonnie and Allie, this compelling tale will please readers looking for a book that combines mystery, suspense, and historical fiction.
When Life Doesn't Go As You've Planned
The Walk - by Richard Paul Evans
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/08/2013
Share The Walk ISBN-13: 9781439191422
ISBN-10: 1439191425
General Fiction. Life was perfect for young Seattle ad executive Alan Christoffersen until his darling wife was injured and, while he cared for her before her death, his business partner ruined their ad agency. Financially and emotionally empty, Alan thinks about ending it all, but decides that instead he'll take a walk, a walk all the way across the country to Key West, Florida. This 1st in an inspirational series by incredibly popular author Richard Paul Evans has Alan heading across most of Washington State. The people he encounters along the way and the lessons they share keep him going, day after day, step after step on his soul-searching journey.
The Chance - by Karen Kingsbury
Publisher: Howard Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/05/2013
Share The Chance ISBN-13: 9781451647037
ISBN-10: 1451647034
General Fiction. What a difference 11 years makes. When they were teenagers, Ellie and Nolan wrote letters to each other and buried them in a metal box under their favorite oak tree the day before Ellie unexpectedly left Georgia for California. The friends agreed that they would stay in touch and that they would meet under the tree 11 years later, in 2013, to unearth the box. They didn't keep in contact, but will they meet under the tree? As the date approaches, the two are leading very different lives -- Ellie is a single mom and Nolan is an NBA star -- and neither is happy. This wonderfully written novel about loss, the power of faith, and the wounds that only love can heal will please bestselling author Karen Kingsbury's many fans and earn her new ones.
When Crickets Cry: A Novel of the Heart - by Charles Martin
Publisher: WestBow Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/07/2006
Share When Crickets Cry%3a A Novel of the Heart ISBN-13: 9781595540546
ISBN-10: 1595540547
General Fiction. In a small Georgia town, everyone buys lemonade from seven-year-old Annie, who is tiny for her age and needs a heart transplant. On the morning that former heart surgeon and current boat restorer Reese meets Annie, she's hit by a truck and he cares for her until the paramedics arrive. Helping Annie and her Aunt Cindy through this latest medical crisis, Reese must confront his past and deal with his failure to save his wife from heart trouble five years earlier. Have tissues handy before you start this poignant, richly detailed novel.
Rachel's Garden: Pleasant Valley, Book Two - by Marta Perry
Publisher: Berkley Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/02/2010
Share Rachel ISBN-13: 9780425232361
ISBN-10: 0425232360
Amish Fiction. In the wake of her husband Ezra's tragic death, widow Rachel Brand raises her three young children and runs the family's Pennsylvania dairy farm on her own. Though her Amish community helps her in many ways, there are also a variety of opinions about what Rachel should be doing with both her life and the farm. Meanwhile, widower Gideon Zook, Ezra's best friend, works on a greenhouse for Rachel that Ezra had planned for her birthday even as a strange event has Rachel wondering if her husband's death was an accident after all. This 2nd in a series will please readers who like a bit more suspense than is typical in Amish fiction.
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