Thursday, December 19, 2013

December New Releases in Category Fiction

New Releases in Category Fiction for December 2013 include titles from Love InspiredLove Inspired SuspenseLove Inspired Historical, and Heartsong Presents

The following blog post is a title listing with descriptions of each release.

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PLUS! ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

Be in to win a copy of one of the following:
Christmas Cover-Up by Lynette Eason
Wilderness Peril by Elizabeth Goddard
The Lady's Hero by Carolyn R. Scheidies
The Professor's Heart by Laurie Alice Eakes
Home at Last by Anita Higman
Return of the Cowboy Doctor by Lacy Williams
Her Holiday Hero by Margaret Daley
The Lawman's Holiday Wish by Ruth Logan Herne


Simply comment at the end of the blog post on which titles you would love to read the most and you can enter the Rafflecopter draw. Contest entries close Tuesday December 31 NZDT.


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Christmas Cover-Up
Lynette Eason
  • Love Inspired Suspense
  • Contemporary Romantic Suspense
  • ISBN: 9780373445745
Purchase: 
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HER STOLEN SISTER

Seven-year-old Lucy Randall had been kidnapped in broad daylight fourteen years ago, and now Detective Katie Randall is determined to solve her sister's case. Her only option is to team up with the man whose family hates her.

Former FBI agent Jordan Grey knows the beautiful cop isn't to blame for his brother's death, but he can't risk causing his parents more pain by falling for Katie. He'll have to focus on finding Lucy. But when Katie and Jordan uncover the truth, will this kidnapper turn killer?

Family Reunions: Bringing loved ones back together


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Force of Nature
Dana Mentink
  • Love Inspired Suspense
  • Contemporary Romantic Suspense
  • ISBN: 9780373445752
Purchase: 
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STORMY REUNION

Pulled from the waves and gasping for air, the last person Antonia Verde expects to be her rescuer is Reuben Sandoval. He may once have been the love of her life, but his drug-smuggling brother ruined their chance of happiness. Now with a storm blowing in, Rueben's island hotel is her only refuge.

Soon they find themselves trapped on the island with a killer in the midst of a dangerous hurricane. Antonia's life is in Rueben's hands—can she trust him with her heart, as well?

Stormswept: Finding true love in the midst of nature's fury


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Yuletide Jeopardy
Sandra Robbins
  • Love Inspired Suspense
  • Contemporary Romantic Suspense
  • ISBN: 9780373445769
Purchase: 
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"LEAVE THE PAST ALONE -- …I'M WARNING YOU."

No threats will deter TV anchorwoman Grace Kincaid from the promise she made to investigate her high school classmate's suspicious death. She'll unravel the secrets from the past—even if she has to join forces with her former fiancé, cold-case detective Alex Crowne.

Working closely together rekindles old feelings, and getting close to Alex puts Grace's heart at risk. But it's her life that's in the most danger when she gets too close to exposing a killer-in-hiding who has made her his next target.

The Cold Case Files: Uncovering secrets of the past


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Wilderness Peril
Elizabeth Goddard
  • Love Inspired Suspense
  • Contemporary Romantic Suspense
  • ISBN: 9780373445776
Purchase: 
[Amazon.com | Amazon Kindle The Book Depository]


ON THIN ICE

Run off the road and left for dead, Shay Ridiker's only hope for surviving the frozen claws of the wilderness is pilot Rick Savage. The beautiful airplane mechanic came to Alaska expecting a routine repo, but a missing coworker and a crippled plane are just the tip of the iceberg.

Now held captive by ruthless killers at a derelict gold mine, Shay needs Rick's protection more than ever. But Rick has shadows that follow him into the land of the midnight sun. With gunmen at their backs, can he be all Shay needs—a haven—and a hero?


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The Lady's Hero
Carolyn R. Scheidies
  • Heartsong Presents
  • Historical Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373486847
Purchase: 
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The London Season is a trial for Betsy Carrington. 

So no one is more surprised when Betsy is surrounded by suitors vying for her hand. But she has eyes for only one man—Edward Denning.

Edward's faith sent him to India, far from the glittering life of London. But he's never been able to forget Betsy. When they meet again on his return to England, he knows Betsy is the woman of his dreams. Dare he hope a lady could accept a humble missionary into her life—and her heart?



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The Professor's Heart
Laurie Alice Eakes
  • Heartsong Presents
  • Historical Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373486854
Purchase: 
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Mia Roper has what she always wanted.

Her independence, her career and her home back East. But when a train wreck strands her in Hillsdale, Michigan, the town she once called home, Mia begins to wonder if she made the right choice to leave Hillsdale—and her true love—behind.

Rescuing injured passengers, Professor Ayden Goswell can't believe his eyes. Could that really be Mia, the woman who once owned his heart, emerging from the wreckage? Long ago, Mia and Ayden chose their careers over love. But God, it seems, may have other plans for them….


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Seeking Mr. Perfect
Yvonne Lehman
  • Heartsong Presents
  • Contemporary Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373486861
Purchase: 
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Lizzie Marshall is giving up on dating.

Then Mr. Perfect walks into her life. Her mystery man is the one she's been waiting for—except that he's dressed as a clergyman! Outspoken Lizzie wouldn't make a good pastor's wife, so it's for the best that she's no longer looking for a husband.

When Lizzie mistakes him for a clergyman, Zach Grant plays along, if only to get close to the sweet beauty who has sworn off men. Though Zach has business reasons for wanting to know her better, soon his feelings for Lizzie become all too personal. But will his deception keep her from giving love one last chance?



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Home at Last
Anita Higman
  • Heartsong Presents
  • Contemporary Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373486878
Purchase: 
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Olivia Lamington's never had a home or family.

When her late employer leaves Bromfeld Manor to her, Olivia feels secure for the first time in her life. Then Bromfeld's prodigal son returns, challenging her claim to the estate—and everything Olivia understands about family…and love.

The woman his father left his fortune to is as beautiful as she is innocent, which is why Noah Bromfeld offers to let Olivia stay while he settles his father's affairs. The closer he gets to Olivia, though, the more Noah wonders if this sweet beauty is the key to his future. But will his dark past destroy his only hope for happiness?



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Mail-Order Mistletoe Brides
Jillian Hart & Janet Tronstad
  • Love Inspired Historical
  • Historical Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373829910
Purchase: 
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Big Sky Brides Find a Family—and Love—This Christmas

Christmas Hearts by Jillian Hart

Thirteen-year-old Amelia longs for a new ma. Little George needs a father's guidance. For their children's sake, Cole Matheson and Mercy Jacobs agree on a businesslike marriage. But though Cole tries to keep his distance, Mercy offers the very thing he's stopped believing in—the chance to forge a real family.

Mistletoe Kiss in Dry Creek by Janet Tronstad

"Passable cook wanted as wife. Marriage in name only." Noah Miller doesn't expect any replies to his plainspoken ad, though it's the only kind of offer the guarded rancher's prepared to make. Until widowed Maeve Flanagan and her sweet daughter arrive, turning his home and his heart upside down….



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The Wife Campaign
Regina Scott
  • Love Inspired Historical
  • Historical Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373829927
Purchase: 
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Three Candidates. One Perfect Bride. 

Whitfield Calder, Earl of Danning, would much rather spend a fortnight tending to his estate than entertaining three eligible young ladies. But when his valet insists that marriage is an earl's duty, Whit agrees to the house party. He has no intention of actually proposing to anyone…until flame-haired Ruby Hollingsford declares she'd never accept him anyway.

Ruby has been tricked into attending this charade, but she certainly won't compete for the earl's attentions. Yet, Whit isn't the selfish aristocrat she envisioned. And with a little trust, two weeks may prove ample time for an unlikely couple to fall headlong into love.

The Master Matchmakers: Wedding bells will ring when downstairs servants play Cupid for upstairs aristocracy


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A Hero for Christmas
Jo Ann Brown
  • Love Inspired Historical
  • Historical Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373829934
Purchase: 
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To Heal the Soldier's Heart 

Jonathon Bradby would gladly return to fighting the French if it meant avoiding his new title: war hero. Only he knows the reputation isn't deserved. Then a visit to Sanctuary Bay brings renewed acquaintance with the lovely Lady Catherine Meriweather. He's drawn to her, yet Cat surely deserves a real hero.

Overwhelmed with organizing a Yuletide celebration and her sister's wedding, Cat gladly accepts Jonathan's help. Soon she sees the gentle heart he conceals beneath his wit. But Jonathan's need to prove himself could drive them apart—unless they're bold enough to seize the unexpected gift of love.

Sanctuary Bay: Where three war heroes find the healing power of love


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Return of the Cowboy Doctor
Lacy Williams
  • Love Inspired Historical
  • Historical Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373829941
Purchase: 
[Amazon.com | Amazon Kindle | The Book Depository]


The Cowboy's Reluctant Sweetheart 

Two years shy of his medical degree, cowboy Maxwell White is out of money. So, he's back in Bear Creek, wWyoming, working part-time for the local physician. Though he is immediately drawn to the doctor's lovely, whip-smart daughter, she seems to be irritated by Maxwell's very existence.

Hattie Powell can't quash her feelings for the town's new would-be doctor. But that's exactly why she must keep him at a distance. Hattie is closer than ever to fulfilling her lifelong wish of becoming a doctor. Now, the only thing standing in her way is the man of her dreams.

Wyoming Legacy: United by family, destined for love


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Cozy Christmas
Valerie Hansen
  • Love Inspired 
  • Contemporary Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373878536
Purchase: 
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Season Of Cheer 

 For the first time in years, Christmas brings hope to Bygones, Kansas. But for Josh Barton, Main Street's coffee shop owner, it brings back sad memories he'd rather forget. He's a new man, with a new life and faith now. Still, he hides a huge part of himself from his neighbors—and from one very inquisitive reporter.

Whitney Leigh seems determined to uncover the mystery of the town's recent windfall, and Josh could help her. But that would mean opening up his guarded heart. Can a man who thought family and Christmas were only for others find a forever home where he least expects?

The Heart of Main Street: They're rebuilding the town one step—and heart—at a time.


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Sugarplum Homecoming
Linda Goodnight
  • Love Inspired 
  • Contemporary Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373878543
Purchase: 
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A New Mommy For Christmas 

Widower Davis Turner doesn't need to hear his children's whispered wishes for a new mom to recognize that new neighbor Lana Ross is a beautiful woman. But he worries that his feelings for the former bad girl could put his family at risk for small-town scandal.

Lana knows she should steer clear of Davis. Yet she can't resist spending time with the handsome single dad, even if the truth might soon tear them apart. Though Lana has turned over a new leaf, her secrets have followed her to Whisper Falls. Secrets that could destroy her hope for a future with Davis.

Whisper Falls: Where every prayer is answered…


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Amish Christmas Joy
Patricia Davids
  • Love Inspired 
  • Contemporary Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373878550
Purchase: 
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Instant Father 

One minute, Caleb Mast is an oil-rig roughneck who answers to no one but himself. The next, he's the father of a special-needs child he never knew existed. What kind of home can a man like him—without faith or community—provide for an eight-year-old girl?

For little Joy's sake, Caleb returns to the Amish community he left behind years ago. His daughter bonds with Amish schoolteacher Leah Belier, and Caleb feels hopeful for once. But Leah blames Caleb for dashing long-ago dreams and can't bear to trust him. With Christmas weeks away, one special girl just may bring two hearts—and an entire community—together.

Brides of Amish Country: Finding true love in the land of the Plain People.


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Her Holiday Hero
Margaret Daley
  • Love Inspired 
  • Contemporary Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373878567
Purchase: 
[Amazon.com | Amazon Kindle | The Book Depository]


The Soldier's Gift 

The holidays are right around the corner, but Captain Jake Tanner is struggling to find Christmas cheer. Having survived a devastating attack overseas, he has emotional scars that run deep. When Jake meets beautiful widow Emma Langford, his heart is unprepared for the feelings she inspires.

Training service dogs has taught Emma to recognize those in need. She wants to show Jake that a four-legged companion is the best therapy, but she's afraid that the closer she gets, the more her own wounds are revealed.

Together, Jake and Emma will discover it takes a different kind of bravery to open themselves to love—and to healing.

Caring Canines: Loving and loyal, these dogs mend hearts.


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The Lawman's Holiday Wish
Ruth Logan Herne
  • Love Inspired 
  • Contemporary Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373878574
Purchase: 
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Second-Chance Christmas 

No one in Kirkwood Lake seems willing to forget, or forgive, Rainey McKinney's troubled past. But Rainey can't afford to let that bother her. Her top priority is rebuilding her life and being a good mom to her twin daughters. Even handsome deputy sheriff Luke Campbell can't distract her, tempting as he is. She's determined to keep her distance, but as his son and her girls form a special bond, Rainey and Luke can't help but do the same. Can Rainey put her past behind her once and for all and embrace a future full of hope—and love?

Kirkwood Lake: A town full of heart and hope.


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Jingle Bell Romance
Mia Ross
  • Love Inspired 
  • Contemporary Romance
  • ISBN: 9780373878581
Purchase: 
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Falling For Scrooge 

Julia Stanton loves Christmas—almost as much as she loves the home she's made in Holiday Harbor. So when her beloved pastor's prodigal son returns for a brief visit, she hatches a plan to keep Nick McHenry in town. Growing up as an ambassador's daughter, she's charmed countless dignitaries and surely she can get the brooding bachelor to see how much joy there is in a family-filled holiday. Julia never expects to feel the spark of something more for Nick. But it will take more than attraction to turn this handsome scrooge into her hometown hero.

Holiday Harbor: Where love is just around the bend.


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ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

Be in to win a copy of one of the following:

  • Christmas Cover-Up by Lynette Eason (USA only - 5 copies)
  • Wilderness Peril by Elizabeth Goddard (USA only - 1 copy)
  • The Lady's Hero by Carolyn R. Scheidies (USA only - 2 copies)
  • The Professor's Heart by Laurie Alice Eakes (USA only - 1 copy)
  • Home at Last by Anita Higman (USA only - 5 copies)
  • Return of the Cowboy Doctor by Lacy Williams (Worldwide - 3 copies)
  • Her Holiday Hero by Margaret Daley (Worldwide - 1 copy)
  • The Lawman's Holiday Wish by Ruth Logan Herne (USA only - 3 copies)

Simply comment at the end of the blog post on which titles you would love to read the most and you can enter the Rafflecopter draw. Complete the first 3 mandatory entries to be in the draw, and unlock further fun and easy bonus entries. 

Contest entries close Tuesday December 31 NZDT.

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