Monday, June 9, 2014

June New Releases in Christian Fiction

New Releases in CBA Trade Christian Fiction for May 2014 include 35 new releases and reprints from Abingdon, Barbour, Bethany House, David C Cook, Harvest House, Howard, Kregel, Revell, River North, Thomas Nelson, Tyndale House, Zondervan and other publishing houses of CBA Trade fiction.

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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 Wednesday June 11 NZDT.


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

  • Stuck Together by Mary Connealy (2 copies)
  • Truth Be Told by Carol Cox (2 copies)
  • Full Steam Ahead by Karen Witemeyer (2 copies)
  • A Moment in Time by Tracie Peterson (2 copies)
  • Child of Mine by Beverly Lewis & David Lewis (2 copies)
  • A Place in His Heart by Rebecca DeMarino (1 copy)
  • Blind Trust by Sandra Orchard (1 copy)
  • A Woman of Fortune by Kellie Coates Gilbert (1 copy)
  • Huckleberry Summer by Jennifer Beckstrand (2 copies)
  • Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke (2 copies)
  • The Midwife by Jolina Petersheim (1 copy)
  • For Love or Country by Jennifer Hudson Taylor (2 copies)
  • Rival Hearts by Tyra Randel (2 copies)
  • Seeing Your Face Again by Jerry S. Eicher (2 copies)
  • A Deadly Business by Lis Wiehl (1 copy)
  • Four Weddings and a Kiss by Margaret Brownley, Mary Connealy, Debra Clopton & Robin Lee Hatcher (1 copy)
  • Crater Trueblood and the Lunar Rescue Company by Homer Hickam (1 copy)
  • The Shadow Lamp by Stephen R. Lawhead (1 copy)
  • A Mother's Secret by Amy Clipston (1 copy)
  • The Bridge Tender by Marybeth Whalen (1 copy)
  • Sky Zone by Creston Mapes (2 copies)
  • Forever Amish by Kate Lloyd (2 copies)
  • Yankee in Atlanta by Jocelyn Green (2 copies)


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For Love or Country (The MacGregor Legacy #2)
by Jennifer Hudson Taylor
  • Abingdon Press
  • Historical 
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781426733857
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At the height of the Revolutionary War, Tyra MacGregor is successful at thwarting the British Army with her colonial spy efforts. But her sleuthing ways come to a screeching halt when Captain Donahue “Hugh” Morgan puts her under house arrest. Hugh is intrigued by this courageous spy the natives call “War Woman.” She’s more daring than most men and is intelligent in defending her convictions. Even more impressive to Hugh is the strength of Tyra’s unshakeable faith in God.

When Tyra saves his life during an attack, Hugh vows to return the favor. Before he can intervene, however, she is caught by his superior officer and imprisoned. Soon Hugh’s honor, faith, country, and love are all on the line. Can he risk it all to gain everything?


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Rival Hearts (Quilts of Love)
by Tyra Randel
  • Abingdon Press
  • Contemporary
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781426773464
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Molly Henderson and Ben Weaver have been rival magazine writers for the same publishing group for years. When both come up for the same promotion, they find themselves in an unexpected competition to win the spot. Molly, editor of Quilter’s Heart, and Ben, editor of Outdoor Adventures, must switch roles, each working for the other for one month, then submit an article at the end of their quests. Can girly-girl Molly survive the outdoor adventures that Ben has planned? Can Ben navigate the perils of the social dynamics of quilting events without destroying a valuable quilt in one short month? More importantly, in this he-said, she-said situation, will Molly and Ben give in to their attraction and fall in love, no matter who wins?


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Raina's Choice (Western Justice #3)
by Gilbert Morris
  • Barbour Publishing
  • Historical 
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781616267605
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When a mysterious stranger, Ty Kincaid, arrives in her town from Mexico, headed for Arkansas by way of the riverboats, Raina Vernay’s mind starts churning a plan to escape her brutal brother-in-law and locate the father she’s never know. Ty just might be her ticket to Indian Territory and freedom. . . . Then Ty lands himself in jail, and Raina has to wonder if this wanted man is any use to her. She needs a hero. Can she find him in Ty?


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The Hope Chest (Brides of Lancaster County #4)
by Wanda E. Brunstetter
  • Barbour Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781628361346
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Rachel Beachy wants something she can't have-her sister Anna's boyfriend. Silas Swartley has been in love with Anna since they were children, and Rachel has loved Silas nearly as long. Rachel feels that her swiftly moving days are spent without hope, but when Anna unexpectedly leaves the Amish faith, Rachel's hope is rekindled. She begins filling her hope chest as she initiates a campaign to win Silas's heart. Can Silas set the pain of Anna's rejection aside and see Rachel as anything more than a child? Will Rachel be disappointed in Silas and in God, or will she learn the true meaning of hope?


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The Beaches and Brides Romance Collection
by Cathy Marie Hake, Lynn A. Coleman, Mary Davis, Susan Page Davis, Paige Winship Dooly
  • Barbour Publishing
  • Historical 
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781628361940
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Venture along historic American shorelines, enjoying five stories that are full of adventure, challenge, and romance. In Key West a couple collides over a child’s welfare. In Washington, a captain’s wife guards a secret. In Maine, a castaway returns from the dead. In Georgia, a woman dares to man a lighthouse alone. In Virginia, a wounded soldier recoups at a seaside cottage. Watch as God works through their challenges to bring them safely to a harbor of love.


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Land Run Brides (Romancing America)
by Janet Lee Barton
  • Barbour Publishing
  • Historical 
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781628361971
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Romance rides into the frontier with the Oklahoma Land Rush, where three women settle their homes and hearts. Faith Anderson had decided on a new life on her own in Oklahoma, but Gabe Logan disrupts all her plans. Samantha Carter desperately wants to escape her past, until Ben Thompson shows her she might be able to stop running. And Charity Logan finds herself caught up in politics and infuriated with reporter Luke Johnson, but she also can’t deny her attraction to him.


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Women of Pinecraft Trilogy (Omnibus)
by Anna Schmidt
  • Barbour Publishing
  • Contemporary
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781628362114
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Three Mennonite women wrestle with the traditions of their faith while facing some of life’s greatest tragedies. Hester witnesses the destruction of a hurricane. Emma’s family is torn apart by a tragic accident. Rachel must make a new start as a widowed mother. When faith and love seem to fail them, will the community of Pinecraft come together to help them through the challenges?

Includes: A Stranger's Gift, A Sister's Forgiveness, A Mother's Promise


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Stuck Together (Trouble in Texas)
by Mary Connealy
  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Historical 
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9780764209161
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When a lawman who values order gets stuck with a feisty crusader who likes to stir things up, there's going to be trouble in Texas!

Now that she's settled in town, Tina Cahill is determined to get Broken Wheel's saloon closed for good. To that end, she pickets outside the place every afternoon. Unfortunately, so far no one has paid any attention.

Vince Yates earned the nickname "Invincible Vince" because of his reputation for letting absolutely nothing stop him. But Vince is about to face his biggest challenge yet: his past has just caught up with him. His father, mother, and the sister he didn't know he had show up in Broken Wheel without warning. His father is still a schemer. His mother is showing signs of dementia. And his surprise sister quickly falls for one of Vince's best friends. Vince suddenly has a lot of people depending on him, and Tina doesn't approve of how he's handling any of them.

With nearly every other man in town married off, Vince finds himself stuck with strong-willed Tina over and over again. Of course, Tina is the prettiest woman he's ever seen, so if he could just get her to give up her crazy causes, he might go ahead and propose. But he's got one more surprise coming his way: Tina's picketing at the saloon has revealed a dark secret that could put everyone Vince loves in danger.


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Truth Be Told
by Carol Cox
  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Historical 
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9780764209574
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Sometimes the truth can be dangerous... 

When Amelia Wagner takes over her father's newspaper in 1893 Granite Springs, Arizona, she vows to carry on the paper's commitment to reporting only the truth. But Amelia soon learns that even the truth can have serious consequences. Her father's revealing articles about the Great Western Investment Company have caught the attention of the wrong people, and pressure mounts for Amelia to retract her father's statements.

Determined to find out the real story, Amelia begins her own investigation. She's joined by Benjamin Stone, a Great Western employee who's been assigned to keep tabs on her for the good of the company, a man Amelia finds both perplexing and intriguing.

What they uncover stuns them both--and has far-reaching implications for not only Ben and Amelia but all of Granite Springs. Can they reveal the truth before the enemy finds a way to silence them for good?


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Full Steam Ahead
by Karen Witemeyer
  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Historical 
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9780764209673
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When love simmers between a reclusive scientist and a wealthy debutante, will they abandon ship or is it full steam ahead? Nicole Renard returns home to Galveston, Texas, to find her father deathly ill. Though she loves him, Nicole's father has always focused on what she's not. Not male. Not married. Not able to run Renard Shipping.

Vowing to find a suitable husband to give her father the heir he desires before it's too late, Nicole sets out with the Renard family's greatest treasure as her dowry: the highly coveted Lafitte Dagger. But her father's rivals come after the dagger, forcing a change in Nicole's plans.

After a boiler explosion aboard the Louisiana nearly took his life, Darius Thornton has been a man obsessed. He will do anything to stop even one more steamship disaster. Even if it means letting a female secretary into his secluded world.

Nicole is determined not to let her odd employer scare her off with his explosive experiments, yet when respect and mutual attraction grow between them, a new fear arises. How can she acquire an heir for her father when her heart belongs to another? And when her father's rivals discover her hiding place, will she have to choose between that love and her family's legacy?


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A Moment in Time (Lone Star Brides #2)
by Tracie Peterson
  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Historical 
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9780764210594
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Alice Chesterfield is a woman pursued. Having survived an attack that left her scarred and her father dead, she is never free from the fear and memories of the man who is responsible. Texas seems to be an answer to Alice's prayers, and when she has the opportunity to relocate to a ranch near Dallas, Robert Barnett captures her attention. Unlike any man Alice has ever known, Robert doesn't worry about the obstacles that stand in their way--and he hardly seems to notice the scar she bears.

But there are storm clouds gathering; devastating information about her family comes to light, threatening Alice's peaceful sanctuary. Disillusioned, Alice must learn to place her trust in God as she seeks a measure of peace for her future...and for her heart.


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Child of Mine
by Beverly Lewis & David Lewis
  • Bethany House Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9780764212543
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Flight instructor Jack Livingston has been raising his eight-year-old adopted niece, Natalie, since the accident that took her parents' lives. When he travels, Natalie is tenderly cared for by her Amish nanny, Laura Mast, who loves the little girl as her own.

Eight excruciating years ago, Kelly Maines's baby was kidnapped. Determined to find her child, Kelly has tirelessly pursued every lead to its bitter end. And now, with the clock ticking, one last clue from a private investigator ignites a tiny flame of hope: Just a few miles away lives a young girl who matches the profile.

Can this be, at long last, Kelly's beloved daughter?


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Sky Zone (The Crittendon Files #3)
by Creston Mapes
  • David C Cook
  • Contemporary
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9780781408172
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A rally for a controversial presidential candidate.                  A terrorist threat.                                                                                        
A nightmare of cataclysmic proportions. 

Jack and Pamela Crittendon have hit the breaking point. After months out of work as a reporter, Jack is playing Mr. Mom and working part-time at Festival Arena with his survivalist friend Brian Shakespeare. Meanwhile, Pamela has gone back to work full-time while eight months pregnant. Having her recently widowed mother on hand isn’t making matters any easier.

With financial pressures boiling, Jack reports for duty at a rally for controversial presidential candidate Martin Sterling where he expects a mindless night on the job. But when Homeland Security picks up intel about a potential terrorist threat, Jack and Shakespeare are thrust into a life-or-death battle to save their own lives—and the lives of thousands of innocent people.

This third book in The Crittendon Files reminds us of the power of family, friendships and faith—and why we are never in as much control as we think.


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Forever Amish (Legacy of Lancaster #3)
by Kate Lloyd
  • David C Cook
  • Contemporary
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9780781408745
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It’s the Last Thing She Expects to Find

Sally Bingham needs some time away to sort through the changes in her life and to rethink her upcoming marriage. Despite her ailing father’s hesitations, she takes off for a bed and breakfast in Lancaster County for a weekend away. But her best-laid plans leave her in a near collision with a bishop’s buggy and in the home of a mysterious Amish woman named Lizzie. Lizzie introduces her to a different perspective on life, a charming farmhand named Armin— and opens a Pandora’s box that will forever change Sally’s life.

The latest book in the Legacy of Lancaster trilogy, Forever Amish introduces us to a young woman about to uncover a shocking secret and find an invitation to a new way of living. This is a story of forgiveness, legacies, and the ties that bind through generations.


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The Hatmaker's Heart
by Carla Stewart
  • FaithWords
  • Historical 
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781455549948
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For Nell Marchwold, bliss is seeing the transformation when someone gets a glimpse in the mirror while wearing one of her creations and feels beautiful. Nell has always strived to create hats that bring out a woman's best qualities. She knows she's fortunate to have landed a job as an apprentice designer at the prominent Oscar Fields Millinery in New York City. Yet when Nell's fresh designs begin to catch on, her boss holds her back from the limelight, claiming the stutter she's had since childhood reflects poorly on her and his salon.

But it seems Nell's gift won't be hidden by Oscar's efforts. Soon an up-and-coming fashion designer is seeking her out as a partner of his 1922 collection. The publicity leads to an opportunity for Nell to make hats in London for a royal wedding. There, she sees her childhood friend, Quentin, and an unexpected spark kindles between them. But thanks to her success, Oscar is determined to keep her. As her heart tugs in two directions, Nell must decide what she is willing to sacrifice for her dream, and what her dream truly is.


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Seeing Your Face Again (The Beiler Sisters #2)
by Jerry S. Eicher
  • Harvest House Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9780736955133
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Debbie Watson is a new convert to the Amish faith and still learning the plain ways of the community in Snyder County, Pennsylvania. She has already attracted two suitors: the insecure but lovable farmer, Alvin Knepp, and the brash Paul Wagler who reminds Debbie of the boyfriend she happily left behind in the Englisha world. When Alvin leaves the community for the big city, Debbie is crushed. Though her heart is with Alvin, she considers Paul's continued interest in her. Should she simply give in and marry Paul....or wait to see if Alvin comes home?

Seeing Your Face Again is another Amish fiction treat you'll love. With Jerry Eicher's sales at more than half a million books, his Amish fiction fans continue to wait eagerly for his next heart-felt story, brimming with the authenticity he brings from his own Amish background.


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Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits (Jane Austen Takes the South #1)
by Mary Jane Hathaway
  • Howard Books
  • Contemporary
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781476777504
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This hilarious Southern retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice tells the story of two hard-headed Civil war historians who find that first impressions can be deceiving.

Shelby Roswell, a Civil War historian and professor, is on the fast track to tenure—that is, until her new book is roasted by the famous historian Ransom Fielding in a national review. With her career stalled by a man she’s never met, Shelby struggles to maintain her composure when she discovers that Fielding has taken a visiting professorship at her small Southern college.

Ransom Fielding is still struggling with his role in his wife’s accidental death six years ago and is hoping that a year at Shelby’s small college near his hometown of Oxford, Mississippi, will be a respite from the pressures of Ivy League academia. He never bargained for falling in love with the one woman whose career—and pride—he injured, and who would do anything to make him leave.

When these two hot-headed southerners find themselves fighting over the centuries-old history of local battles and antebellum mansions, their small college is about to become a battlefield of Civil War proportions.

With familiar and relatable characters and wit to spare, Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits shows you that love can conquer all…especially when pride, prejudice, love, and cheese grits are involved!


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Huckleberry Summer (The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill #2)
by Jennifer Beckstrand
  • Kensington Zebra
  • Contemporary
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781420133585
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LIBBY EICHER is the most obedient child a parent could ask for. She idolizes her father and wouldn’t think of doing anything to disappoint him. Even during her rumspringe, she didn’t step one toe outside of the Ordnung, the set of strict rules for Amish living. Why would she want to do anything remotely unconventional and risk getting into trouble? She is perfectly content living in her safe little world in her tranquil Amish community, never needing to muster courage that she doesn’t have. The Helmuths hire her to work for them on Huckleberry Hill, but not only is spending time with Aden Helmuth dangerous, it’s unsanitary. Their handsome grandson has a dog the size of a bear, determined to share all his dog germs with her. Will Susannah risk everything to realize her heart’s desire, or will fear override her chance for love?

ADEN HELMUTH has a hard time following anyone’s rules but his own, which makes growing up Amish a bit of a challenge. By the time he reaches his twenties he has gotten in trouble with the law and his community more times than he care to count. After his life is spared by a miraculous event, his parents send him to Huckleberry Hill, hoping he will seek a life of devotion to God. He sees an opportunity to escape a community hostile to his presence and find some purpose to his life. Even though Libby Eicher hates his dog, she’s kind of cute in her efforts to be so well behaved. Will his past return to haunt him and destroy any hope he has for happiness, or will Libby Eicher take a chance on an uncommon and exceptional young man?


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The Traitor's Heir (The Knight of Eldaran #1)
by Anna Thayer
  • Kregel Publications
  • Speculative
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781782640752
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Every man has a destiny. His is to betray.

Like many from his village, young Eamon Goodhand dreamed of joining the Gauntlet, the army of the overlord Eldered. Now he is about to complete his training and swear his loyalty to Eldered and his commanders, the Hands, who uphold Eldered’s tight control of the land.

Entering into the service of the Gauntlet, Eamon’s gifts, particularly his potent Sight, quickly become valuable to his superiors and he advances to the command rank at a speed that arouses the suspicions of fellow officers.

However, Eldered’s bloody rule, and Eamon’s personal friendships, start to challenge the young soldier’s assumptions about what might be true, and worthy of service. And soon Eamon must conceal a fatal secret: he is sworn to both Eldered and to Hughan, the rightful king of the land. Yet he may not forswear the vows he has uttered in all good faith so however he serves, his name will be traitor.

As tensions and military skirmishes increase, Eamon finds himself trusted by both his masters. How can he possibly maintain his integrity, act justly to his fellow officers of the Gauntlet, and act on behalf of all the warring people of the land?


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The King's Hand (The Knight of Eldaran #2)
by Anna Thayer
  • Kregel Publications
  • Speculative
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781782640776
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Every man has a destiny. His is to betray.

Like many from his village, young Eamon Goodhand dreamed of joining the Gauntlet, the army of the overlord Eldered. Now he is about to complete his training and swear his loyalty to Eldered and his commanders, the Hands, who uphold Eldered’s tight control of the land.

Entering into the service of the Gauntlet, Eamon’s gifts, particularly his potent Sight, quickly become valuable to his superiors and he advances to the command rank at a speed that arouses the suspicions of fellow officers.

However, Eldered’s bloody rule, and Eamon’s personal friendships, start to challenge the young soldier’s assumptions about what might be true, and worthy of service. And soon Eamon must conceal a fatal secret: he is sworn to both Eldered and to Hughan, the rightful king of the land. Yet he may not forswear the vows he has uttered in all good faith so however he serves, his name will be traitor.

As tensions and military skirmishes increase, Eamon finds himself trusted by both his masters. How can he possibly maintain his integrity, act justly to his fellow officers of the Gauntlet, and act on behalf of all the warring people of the land?


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Rope of Sand (The Secret of the Journal #3)
by C.F. Dunn
  • Kregel Publications
  • Contemporary
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781782640875
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The third installment of the acclaimed romantic thriller series

This third volume, set in rural Maine’s deep winter, follows the developing relationship between British historian, Emma D’Eresby, and American surgeon, Matthew Lynes. Emma unravels Matthew’s alarming past and begins to comprehend how very diff erent her future might be with a man whose identity must never be revealed.

Emma nervously meets Matthew’s family. She encounters his seventy-year-old son, Henry, and learns how unique the family really is. As Christmas approaches, it is clear that Emma is not welcomed by all: what does Matthew’s great-granddaughter have against her, and what might his sinister psychiatrist granddaughter, Maggie, be prepared to do?

Bound by their faith, Matthew and Emma have accepted that they must wait to be together until his wife dies. Very reluctantly, Emma meets Ellen—an elderly woman with a core of steel—and learns how living with Matthew will mean concealment and lies. How can they have a life together?


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The Last Queen of Sheba
by Jill Hudson
  • Kregel Publications
  • Historical 
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781782640974
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A vividly-realized and beautifully crafted novel focused around the fabled meeting between Sheba and Solomon

Against all odds Makeda, daughter of an obscure African chieftain, is chosen as Queen of all Sheba. Recognizing her own inexperience, yet desperately wanting to address Sheba’s appalling social injustice, she is persuaded by her cousin Tamrin, wealthy merchant and narrator of the novel, to visit Solomon, King of Israel, to find out about how he governs his kingdom. She is hugely impressed by Israel’s prosperity, by the wisdom and integrity with which Solomon rules, by the Hebrew religion, which she decides to adopt as her own, and by the justice for all that she determines to copy.

However Solomon, who is trapped in a childless and loveless dynastic marriage with Pharaoh’s daughter, allows himself to fall in love with the beautiful and intelligent African. He eventually tricks her into sleeping with him, and on the return journey to Sheba she discovers that she is pregnant.

The son to whom she gives birth grows up in the court of Sheba, and eventually travels to Israel with Tamrin, to meet his father. But Solomon is a broken man, having put his doomed love for Makeda and need for an heir before his relationship with God. He has taken hundreds of wives and concubines in a fruitless attempt to recapture the love which he and Makeda shared. And Israel is no longer the nation of his youth . . .

When the leader of the nation of God is apostate, where will the blessing fall?


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A Place in His Heart (The Southold Chronicles #1)
by Rebecca DeMarino
  • Revell Books
  • Historical 
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9780800722180
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She could cross an ocean, but could she ever win his heart? Anglican Mary Langton longs to marry for love. Left at the altar and disgraced in her small hamlet, she is being pressured to marry the eligible son of the London milliner. Puritan Barnabas Horton still grieves the loss of his beloved wife, but he knows his two young sons need a mother.

With tender hearts, Mary and Barnabas take a leap of faith and wed. But when Barnabas's secret plans to move his family to the New World to escape persecution come to light, Mary's world is upended. How could she possibly leave her papa and her dear sister?

And will she ever reach the secret places of her husband's broken heart?


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Blind Trust (Port Aster Secrets #2)
by Sandra Orchard
  • Revell Books
  • Contemporary
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9780800722234
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Kate's not sure how deep this deception goes--but she'll do whatever it takes to find out.
Kate Adams had no idea she was carrying counterfeit money and can't believe that it came from her sweet elderly neighbor. Or that it has landed her in the middle of another of Detective Tom Parker's investigations.

Determined to prove her neighbor's innocence, Kate stumbles into a pit of intrigue far deeper than a two-bit counterfeit operation--and one that strikes too close to home for comfort. As family secrets come to light, her world--and her budding romance with Tom--begin to crumble. To Kate, it's clear that she won't be safe until she uncovers all of Port Aster's secrets. But then will it be too late for her and Tom?


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A Woman of Fortune (Texas Gold #1)
by Kellie Coates Gilbert
  • Revell Books
  • Contemporary
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9780800722722
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You never know what you're really made of until you lose everything.
Texas socialite Claire Massey is living the dream--designer clothes, luxury cars, stunning homes. But everything comes crashing down when her charming cattle broker husband is arrested for fraud.

Suddenly she finds herself facing attorneys, a media frenzy, and a trail of broken hearts. Betrayed and humiliated, Claire must face incredible odds to save her family--and discover a life worth living.

Author Kellie Coates Gilbert delivers a story both poignant and emotionally gripping that celebrates the kind of fortune that lasts.


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Yankee in Atlanta (Heroines Behind the Lines #3)
by Jocelyn Green
  • River North
  • Historical 
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9780802405784
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She hid from her past to find a future-and landed on enemy soil.

When Caitlin McKae woke up in Atlanta, the Georgian doctor believed Caitlin's only secret was that she had been fighting for the South disguised as a man. In order to avoid arrest or worse, Caitlin hides her true identity as a Northerner and makes a new life for herself in Atlanta as a governess for the daughter of Noah Becker-on the brink of his enlistment with the Rebel army. Though starvation ruled and Sherman raged, she would not run again.

Yankee in Atlanta is a work of fiction inspired by first-person accounts written by those living in the heart of the Confederacy and by the soldiers who sought to defend it. This is the third book in the series Heroines Behind the Lines: Civil War, offering an inside look at women's contributions during times of war. For more information about the series, visit: heroinesbehindthelines.com.


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A Deadly Business (Mia Quinn Mysteries #2)
by Lis Wiehl
  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9780718016050
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If the hours don't kill you, the accused just might.

Mia Quinn is a Seattle prosecutor working on high profile cases in the Violent Crimes unit while juggling the impossible demands of single parenthood. Her husband, Scott, was killed in a car crash that homicide detective Charlie Carlson now believes was no accident. Charlie's instincts and professional record make it impossible for Mia to refute the evidence she'd rather not believe.

When the powers that be refuse to reopen the case, it's up to Mia and Charlie to investigate, all the while trying to deny a growing attraction between them. Was her accountant husband really in league with nefarious criminals? And who is the young woman whose photo they find on his computer?

Uncovering the truth may hurt Mia in more ways than one.


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Four Weddings and a Kiss
by Margaret Brownley, Debra Clopton, Mary Connealy, Robin Lee Hatcher
  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Historical 
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781401688547
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Four best-selling, award-winning historical romance authors join together to share tales of unlikely love sparked in the late 1800s, reminding us that love often arrives in the most unexpected ways.

Spitfire Sweetheart by Mary Connealy
Maizy Place is an unruly tomboy. When she causes an accident, injuring neighbor Rylan Carstens, she becomes his unlikely caregiver. Rylan has never noticed how pretty his infuriating neighbor is, and he never expected to fall in love.

Love Letter to the Editor by Robin Lee Hatcher
Molly Everton is the outspoken daughter of the town newspaper's owner. When her father brings in an outsider to be editor, she tries to drive him out of town. But Jack Ludgrove is not intimidated. He’s resolved to change Molly's mind about him—as an editor and as a man.

A Cowboy for Katie by Debra Clopton
Katie Pearl has no interest in men or love. But she needs help on her ranch so she hires Thad Rayburn, a wandering cowboy looking to make a buck. Will Thad change Katie’s mind?

Saving Grace by Margaret Brownley
Grace Davenport is either the unluckiest woman alive—or a killer. When her third husband is found dead, Grace is arrested. Attorney Brock Daniels isn't interested in the case—until he meets Grace. Only a miracle will prove her innocence, but the joining of two lonely hearts may be their saving grace.


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Crater Trueblood and the Lunar Rescue Company (Helium-3 #3)
by Homer Hickam
  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Speculative
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781595546623
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A kidnapped lunar heiress. A deranged-science syndicate. An imminent asteroid impact. Crater Trueblood has more to rescue than just his ex-girlfriend . . . namely the entire human race.

Maria Medaris is the 21-year-old matriarch of the most powerful family on the moon. She is gorgeous, she is powerful, and she is high maintenance. But when Maria is kidnapped by purple-faced, gene-splicing scientists in league with her father, her only hope is the very man she once spurned: Crater Trueblood.

Much more than Maria is at stake: the planet Earth, majestically rising over the lunar horizon, is in the crosshairs of an asteroid engineered by Maria’s abductors. If Crater can’t stop it, then Earth faces a dinosaur-style collision. And humanity faces an extinction-level event.

Along with Crescent, his fiercely loyal, bioengineered she-warrior, Crater and the Lunar Rescue Company must come to Maria’s rescue—before she joins forces with the brainiac lunatics who have taken her hostage . . . and who want to make her queen.

Can Maria finally look beyond her own selfish love of power? Can Crescent overcome her jealous attachment to Crater? Can Crater rescue his former fiancĂ©e and divert the apocalyptic asteroid in a single day?

The fate of two worlds hangs in the balance . . . and the clock is ticking.


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The Shadow Lamp (Bright Empires #4) [Paperback Edition]
by Stephen R. Lawhead
  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Speculative
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781595549389
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The quest for answers—and ultimate survival—hinges on finding the cosmic link between the Skin Map, the Shadow Lamp, and the Spirit Well.

The search for the map of blue symbols began in a rainy alley in London but has since expanded through space and time and includes more seekers.

Kit, Mina, Gianni, Cass, Haven, and Giles have gathered in Mina’s 16th-century coffee house and are united in their determination to find a path back to the Spirit Well. Yet, with their shadow lamps destroyed and key pieces of the map still missing, the journey will be far more difficult than they imagine. And when one of their own disappears with Sir Henry’s cryptic Green Book, they no longer know who to trust.

At the same time, the Zetetic Society has uncovered a terrifying secret which, if proven, will rock the very foundations of Creation. The quest for answers is no longer limited to recovering an unknown treasure. The fate of the universe depends on unraveling the riddle of the Skin Map.


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The Midwife
by Jolina Petersheim
  • Tyndale House Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781414379357
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Since the day Rhoda Mummau was baptized into the Old Order Mennonite Church and became the head midwife of Hopen Haus, she’s been torn between the needs of the unwed mothers under her care and her desire to conceal the secrets of her past. Contact with the outside world could provide medical advantages, but remaining secluded in the community gives her the anonymity she craves. Graduate student Beth Winslow is on a path she never would have chosen. Heartbroken after surrendering a baby to adoption, she devotes herself to her studies until she becomes pregnant again, this time as a surrogate. But when early tests indicate possible abnormalities, Beth is unprepared for the parents’ decision to end the pregnancy—and for the fierce love she feels for this unborn child. Desperate, she flees the city and seeks refuge at Hopen House.

Past and present collide when a young woman named Amelia arrives to the sweeping countryside bearing secrets of her own. As Amelia’s due date draws near, Rhoda must face her past and those she thought she had left behind in order for the healing power of love and forgiveness to set them all free.


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Saving Amelie
by Cathy Gohlke
  • Tyndale House Publishers
  • Historical 
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781414383224
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SUMMER 1939 ONE LETTER, ONE REQUEST . . .
On a trip to Germany with her father, Rachel Kramer receives a cryptic letter with a plea for help from an estranged friend. Married to SS officer Gerhardt Schlick, Kristine sees the dark tides turning and fears her husband views their daughter Amelie—deaf since birth—as a blight on his Aryan bloodline.

. . . LEADS TO A TRUTH SO DARK . . .
Once courted by Schlick, Rachel knows he’s as dangerous as the swastikas that hang like ebony spiders across Berlin. She fears her father, an eminent eugenics scientist, may know about Hitler’s plans for others, like Amelie, whom the regime deems unworthy of life. But when she risks searching his classified documents, she also uncovers shocking secrets about her own history and a family she’s never known.

. . . THEY’LL RISK EVERYTHING TO BRING IT TO LIGHT.
Now hunted by the SS, Rachel turns to Jason Young— a driven American journalist and unlikely ally—whose connections to the resistance help Rachel and Amelie escape the city. Forced to hide in Oberammergau, the Bavarian village of the Passion Play, Rachel’s every ideal is challenged as she and Jason walk a knife’s edge, endangering their lives—and asking others to do the same—for those they barely know but come to love.


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All Right Here (The Darlings #1)
by Carre Armstrong Gardner
  • Tyndale House Publishers
  • Contemporary
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781414388144
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Ivy Darling can’t have children of her own, and her husband Nick’s resentment is forcing them apart. And while Ivy has the support and love of her large, close-knit family, Nick’s family has never welcomed her into the fold. When the three children next door are abandoned by their mother, Ivy and Nick take them in for the night. One night becomes several, and suddenly Ivy and Nick find themselves foster parents to the only African-American kids in the town of Copper Cove, Maine. As Ivy grows more attached to the children, Nick refuses to accept their eclectic household as a permanent family. Just as Ivy begins to question whether or not she wants to save her emotionally barren marriage, Nick begins to discover how much Ivy and the children mean to him. But is his change of heart too little, too late?


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A Mothers' Secret (Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel #2)
by Amy Clipston
  • Zondervan Publising
  • Contemporary/Historical 
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9780310335818
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Carolyn Lapp dreams of marrying for love. But will the errors of her past destroy this dream forever?

Carolyn Lapp longs to have a traditional Amish family. But she lives on her brother’s farm with her parents and her 15-year old son, Benjamin. Carolyn has never revealed the identity of Benjamin’s father and lives daily with the guilt and shame of her youthful indiscretion. Her brother simply will not forgive her. His answer is to arrange a practical marriage for Carolyn to Saul, a widower with a little girl. But Carolyn isn’t convinced that Saul really loves her and believes he is simply looking for someone to help raise his daughter.

When Benjamin causes trouble at a local horse auction, horse breeder Joshua Glick decides that he must be taught a lesson. Carolyn and Joshua are unmistakably drawn to each other, but Joshua mistakenly assumes that Benjamin is Carolyn’s brother. Carolyn fears that if he discovers the truth, her past will destroy their budding romance.

After years of shame and loneliness, Carolyn suddenly has two men vying for her attention. But which of them will give her the family---and the unconditional love---she’s longed for?


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The Bridge Tender (Sunset Beach #4)
by Marybeth Whalen
  • Zondervan Publising
  • Contemporary/Historical 
  • June 2014
  • ISBN: 9780310338406
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Emily must realize that her dreams didn’t have to die with her first love.

When Emily Shaw, a young widow, learns that her late husband's last surprise for her involves returning to Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to realize an old dream of theirs, she reluctantly embarks on a summer of discovery in the midst of grief. There, in the oasis of the beach community, she meets a host of townspeople with their own broken dreams and unexpected situations. As the island citizens divide over the fate of a nostalgic bridge, Emily happens upon a man who just may be the one to restore her faith in dreams, hope, and possibly love.


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Many thanks to Jennifer Beckstrand, Cathy Gohlke, Jolina Petersheim, Wynn Wynn Media, Abingdon Press, Bethany House Publishers, Revell Books, Harvest House Publishers, Thomas Nelson Publishers and Zondervan Publishing for donating the winning copies.


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  • The Midwife by Jolina Petersheim (1 copy)
  • For Love or Country by Jennifer Hudson Taylor (2 copies)
  • Rival Hearts by Tyra Randel (2 copies)
  • Seeing Your Face Again by Jerry S. Eicher (2 copies)
  • A Deadly Business by Lis Wiehl (1 copy)
  • Four Weddings and a Kiss by Margaret Brownley, Mary Connealy, Debra Clopton & Robin Lee Hatcher (1 copy)
  • Crater Trueblood and the Lunar Rescue Company by Homer Hickam (1 copy)
  • The Shadow Lamp by Stephen R. Lawhead (1 copy)
  • A Mother's Secret by Amy Clipston (1 copy)
  • The Bridge Tender by Marybeth Whalen (1 copy)
  • Sky Zone by Creston Mapes (2 copies)
  • Forever Amish by Kate Lloyd (2 copies)
  • Yankee in Atlanta by Jocelyn Green (2 copies)

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