Monday, September 02, 2013

New Releases for September

The fall is always a great time to look up some new books, and this month is no exception. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself, get an early start on holiday shopping, or getting ideas for that student who has to read a certain amount for school, you’re bound to find something interesting. Here’s the rundown of new titles from authors who are part of American Christian FictionWriters.

Fatal Transaction: Suspense by W. Richard Lawrence. Sara, a computer programmer, is forced by the evil Ulrich Levy to develop a scheme to steal millions of dollars from credit card companies. But when she decides to take the money for herself, she begins down a road of distrust, deceit, murder, treachery, faith, love and the ultimate sacrifice.

The Nurse's Secret Suitor: Contemporary romance by Cheryl Wyatt. A masquerade themed romance featuring a military veteran turned civilian trauma nurse, a moonlit garden and handsome stranger...who may not be a stranger at all.

Made to Last: Contemporary romance by Melissa Tagg. Homebuilding TV show host Miranda Woodruff is out to save her career while juggling a fake husband, former fiancé, and nosy reporter...all under the roof of the one house she can't bring herself to finish building.

Invention of Sarah Cummings: Historical romance by Olivia Newport. Sarah Cummings has one goal in life, but reinventing herself to achieve it may cost her more than she imagined.

Jasmine: Contemporary fiction by April McGowan. Jasmine is a survivor. She's lived through the abuse of her father, running away at age fourteen, living on the streets, and now she counsels at risk young women giving them a second chance at life. But when her mother dies, can she go home again and face the past she's forced herself to forget for the last twenty years? Or will the past she's now forgotten take over her present once again?  

Home for My Heart: Historical by Anne Mateer. Sadie Sillsby works as the assistant to the matron at the Raystown Home for Orphan and Friendless Children and dreams of the day she'll marry her beau, Blaine. But when the matron surprises everyone by announcing her own engagement, Sadie is suddenly next in line for the job. For a young woman who was once an orphan herself, a shot at such an esteemed position is a wish come true. But the matron of the Home cannot be married.

Tickled Pink: Contemporary women’s fiction by Debby Mayne.  Priscilla Slater shows up at her 20-year reunion as a national celebrity, thanks to her hair salon dynasty own line of hair products. Her classmates have finally come to terms with adulthood, but they’re handling it with the grace of a Southern woman wearing white after Labor Day. It’s just downright awkward!

The Courier of Caswell Hall: Historical romance by Melanie Dobson.  An unlikely spy discovers freedom and love in the midst of the American Revolution.

Mistletoe Memories: Romance by Lisa Karon Richardson, Jennifer AlLee, Carla Olson Gade, and Gina Welborn. A house that became a refuge that became an orphanage that became a home.

A Log Cabin Christmas: 9 Historical Romances during American Pioneer Christmases: Historical romance by Margaret Brownley, Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jane Kirkpatrick, Kelly Eileen Hake, Liz Johnson, Liz Tolsma, Michelle Ule, Debra Ullrick, and Erica Vetsch. Experience Christmas through the eyes of adventuresome settlers who relied on log cabins built from trees on their own land to see them through the cruel forces of winter. Discover how rough-hewed shelters become a home in which faith, hope, and love can flourish. Marvel in the blessings of Christmas celebrations without the trappings of modern commercialism where the true meaning of the day shines through.

A Pioneer Christmas Collection: 9 Stories of Finding Shelter and Love in a Wintry Frontier: Historical romance by Lauraine Snelling, Margaret Brownley, Marcia Gruver, Cynthia Hickey, Shannon McNear, Michelle Ule, and Anna Carrie Urquhart. Journey along with American settlers who learn that despite where the trail takes them or how primitive their lodgings may be Christmas is all about the heart. Determined to honor Christ's birth, these pioneers find a way to make Christmas happen in places like a cave, a tipi, and a dugout. Modern readers will enjoy a peek into life before commercialism took over the sacred day, distracting us from the true blessings of faith, hope, and love.

Awakened Love: Contemporary romance by Laura V. Hilton. When her Englisch sister’s health worsens, Katie must find a way to balance her heart, her job, and her faith while risking her own life for the sister she never knew.

Plantation Christmas Weddings: Contemporary romance by Lorraine Beatty, Sylvia Barnes, Cynthia Leavelle, and Virginia Vaughan. Will a reserved widow, a successful novelist, a divorced couple, and a jilted wedding planner find their hearts rekindled with love just in time for Christmas?

The Prayer Box: Contemporary women’s fiction by Lisa Wingate. A young woman, an old woman, the story of a lifetime. A young woman hired to clean out an old house on Hatteras Island discovers a life-changing story in eighty-one prayer boxes kept by the former owner.

Love Still Stands: Contemporary romance by Kelly Irvin. A group of dedicated families leaves Bliss Creek to establish a new community in Missouri. Among them is Bethel Graber, a beautiful young woman with a passion for teaching. But after being disabled in a terrible accident, overseeing a classroom is out of the question...and romance seems a long-lost dream.

A Little Bit of Charm: Contemporary romance by Mary Ellis. Rachel King wants nothing more than to work with horses, but when her handsome boss sweeps her off her feet, she starts to doubt everything in life, including her faith.

Beyond These Hills: Historical romance by Sandra Robbins. It's 1935, and Laurel Jackson fears the life she's always known is about to become a memory. The government is purchasing property to establish the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and nearly all the families in Cades Cove have decided to sell. But Laurel is determined to save the land her family has lived on for a hundred years.

All God's Children: Historical by Anna Schmidt. Quaker Beth Bridgewater came to Munich to live with her aunt and uncle and care for their daughter. Josef Buch, son of a Gestapo agent, moves in with the family while he completes his medical studies. Soon they are both drawn into the work of the White Rose—a German resistance movement intent on overthrowing Hitler. As their feelings for each other deepen, Josef and Beth risk everything for peace—and for love.

Stranded: Romantic suspense by Dani Pettrey. When her friend vanishes from a cruise ship, reporter Darcy St. James isn't satisfied with their explanation that she simply left her job of her own accord. Something isn't lining up, and Darcy believes the only way to find the truth is to put herself in Abby's position. Within days, Darcy learns her friend wasn't the only person to disappear mysteriously.

The Inheritance: Contemporary fiction by Jo-Anne Berthelsen. The Inheritance explores one man’s struggle to come to grips with his anger and bitterness over past events, be reconciled with himself, his family and ultimately God, and face the future with courage and integrity, while at the same time exploring one woman’s struggle to stay true to her faith in God and pursue God’s purposes for her life.

A Plain Disappearance: An Appleseed Creek Mystery: Cozy mystery by Amanda Flower. It’s Christmastime in Amish Country, and Chloe Humphrey has begun settling into her life in Appleseed Creek excited to see where her new relationship with Timothy Troyer will lead. Unfortunately, it leads to murder when the couple discovers the body of Amish teenager Katie Lambright while on their first date.

Golden State Brides: Historical romance by Keli Gwyn and Erica Vetsch. Sunny California is the place for two historical romances. Elenora Watkins, willful widow and single mother, is determined to best merchant Miles Rutledge in business—and love. Harvey Girl Meghan Thorson discovers the truth about horseman Caleb McBride—whom the townsfolk have branded a coward—and true love.

Arkansas Weddings: Contemporary romance by Shannon Taylor Vannatter.  
Arkansas brings unexpected opportunities for romance. Pastor Grayson Sterling still loves his wife two years after the accident that claimed her life. Then florist Adrea Welch begins to plant new love in his grieving heart. Laken Kroft left home years ago and never looked back. Who knew when she applied for the promotion to postmaster that she'd end up in Romance, Arkansas, and much too close to her past -- and Hayden Winters?

1 comment:

Carla Olson Gade said...

There sure is a great line up to start the fall off! Thanks for including Mistletoe Memories!