All That We Carried by Erin BartelsStarring: Olivia, an atheist lawyer who spends her days prosecuting criminals; her younger sister, Melanie, who has a successful YouTube channel and takes what she likes from a variety of spiritual beliefs.
What happens: The estranged sisters, who haven't spoken in the decade since their parents' deaths in a car accident, embark on a week-long hiking trip in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Who it's for: those who like stories that examine sibling relationships, have allegorical elements, or feature evocative natural settings.
The Bake Shop by Amy ClipstonStarring: Christiana Kurtz, a talented baker who runs a popular roadside bake stand in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; leather craftsman Jeff Stoltzfus, who's still emotionally wounded after a broken engagement.
What happens: Christiana moves her business to the local market, where she meets Jeff, who has a stand there -- but their growing closeness is threatened by her strict Amish father's disapproval, Jeff's trust issues, and some unfortunate events.
Series alert: Readers looking for sweet faith-filled romances will want to try the Amish Marketplace series, of which this is the 1st entry; the 4th entry, The Jam and Jelly Nook, comes out in May.
An Appalachian Summer by Ann H. Gabhart1933 Kentucky: Against the backdrop of the Great Depression, 20-year-old debutante Piper Danson volunteers as a horseback-riding nursing courier in the Appalachian Mountains, partially to postpone marriage.
What happens: City-raised Piper learns about rural life and considers her choices for a match: a parent-approved railroad heir or her childhood friend whose family was devastated by the stock market crash.
Read this next: Kim Vogel Sawyer's The Librarian of Boone's Hollow; Joanne Bischof's Blackbird Mountain series; or any of Sarah Loudin Thomas' Appalachian-set historical novels.
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