New Arrivals · Christian Fiction

July 18, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Balm of Gilead : a healing grace novel

July 17, 2015
Senft, Adina, author.
New York : Faith Words, 2015.
298 pages ; 21 cm.
"The third installment in the Healing Grace series finds young Amish widow Sarah Yoder facing her greatest challenge--herself. Sarah Yoder hasn't seen Henry Byler since he became engaged to an English woman, which is best for her peace of mind. Since Henry never joined the Amish church, any relationship but a neighborly one is impossible. So she stays busy with her family, welcoming her son back from the ranch he's been working on in Colorado, doing a little matchmaking for her sister-in-law, and making the teas and tinctures that heal the members of her church. Then Henry seeks her out, desperate for a balm for his sensitive hands before his success as a potter is jeopardized, and Sarah must call on every ounce of strength to deny the cry of her heart. Yet there is Someone who just might have a special cure in mind-a healing balm with the power to change everything. But with Henry's wedding only weeks away, is it already too late?"-- Provided by publisher.

The midwife's tale

July 16, 2015
Parr, Delia, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, A division of Baker Publishing Group, 2015.
332 pages ; 22 cm.
"Originally published by St. Martin's Press in 2002 as A Place Called Trinity."
"In 1830s small-town Pennsylvania, midwife Martha Cade's world changes when she faces tense relationships, a new doctor in town whose arrival threatens her job, a town scandal, and an unexpected romance."-- Provided by publisher.

Stand your ground

July 16, 2015
Murray, Victoria Christopher, author.
New York : Touchstone, 2015.
xii, 347 pages ; 21 cm
Includes discussion questions.
"A novel"--Cover.
After a seventeen-year-old African American boy is shot dead by a white man, the boy's mother and the shooter's wife face difficulties.

Irish meadows

June 30, 2015
Mason, Susan Anne, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publisher Group, [2015]
375 pages ; 22 cm.
"At the renowned Irish Meadows horse farm in New York, 1911, sisters Brianna and Colleen O'Leary struggle to reconcile their own dreams with their father's plans for the farm and his demanding marriage expectations"-- Provided by publisher.

Crazy little thing called love : a destination wedding novel

June 29, 2015
Vogt, Beth K.
New York : Howard Books, 2015.
354 pages ; 22 cm


June 26, 2015
Cote, Lyn.
Carol Stream, Illinois. : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2015.
377 pages ; 21 cm.
United by a common foe Blessing Brightman and Gerard Ramsay are drawn together by an attraction neither can deny. Can two people worlds apart find love?

An Amish harvest

June 24, 2015
Davids, Patricia, author.
220 pages ; 17 cm.
"Love inspired inspirational romance"--Spine.
Nursing His Heart When Amish carpenter Samuel Bowman is injured in an accident, he fears he'll never see again. He's always provided for his family--and now that it's harvest season, the Bowmans are needed in the fields, not at his bedside. So when a young Amish widow becomes his nurse, Samuel expects Rebecca Miller to make his life easier. But his caregiver is bossy, outspoken and challenges him to move on with his life. Though Samuel's sight is in question, he can plainly see the woman he's come to care for won't let herself love again. Now it's Samuel's turn to heal her heart.

Until the harvest

June 16, 2015
Thomas, Sarah Loudin, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, A division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
301 pages ; 22 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
1970s West Virginia. When family tragedy derails Henry Phillips's college studies, the only things that can tamp down his grief are the family farm, his fiddle, and an unexpected friendship with sweet but unusual preteen Mayfair Hoffman. Unfortunately Mayfair's older sister, Margaret has a completely different effect. His grandmother's helper, she's always around, ready to push his buttons. As potential tragedy collides with growing hope, they discover the surprising ways healing finds us all.

Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor : a novel

June 15, 2015
Dobson, Melanie B., author.
New York : Howard Books, 2015.
339 pages : map ; 22 cm
"When Heather Toulson returns to her parents' cottage in the English countryside, she uncovers long-hidden secrets about her family history and stumbles onto the truth about a sixty-year-old murder"--Publisher.

Murder freshly baked

June 10, 2015
Chapman, Vannetta, author.
xi, 340 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Includes a reading group guide.
In the Amish artisan village of Middlebury, Indiana, poetic notes warning of poisoned baked goods begin appearing and village manager Amber decides to help the police find the culprit before he can strike.

A worthy pursuit

June 4, 2015
Witemeyer, Karen, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
341 pages ; 22 cm
"In 1891 Texas, teacher Charlotte Atherton is on the run to keep a little girl entrusted to her care safe, while tracker Stone Hammond is in close pursuit--until he learns the truth of the situation and discovers his heart may have a new pursuit"-- Provided by publisher.

Hearts made whole

June 4, 2015
Hedlund, Jody, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
379 pages ; 22 cm.
"In 1865, Caroline has tended the Windmill Point Lighthouse in Michigan since her father's death, but her home and livelihood are threatened when a wounded Civil War veteran arrives to take her place."-- Provided by publisher.

Love's rescue : a novel

June 4, 2015
Johnson, Christine (Christine Elizabeth)
Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, 2015.
348 pages ; 22 cm.
"Keys of promise."

The rescued

June 3, 2015
Perry, Marta.
xiv, 330 pages ; 21 cm.
"As an Amish wife and mother struggles to hold her family together, a story from the past teaches her how to face her daily challenges with strength and love."-- Provided by publisher.

Summer letters

June 1, 2015
Petermeier, Dan
Mustang, Okla. : Tate Pub. & Enterprises, c2013
429 p. ; 22 cm.
"When twenty-year-old banker Liam Roberts in introduced to a flirtatious and eye-catching young woman, their mutual attraction soon stretches boundaries he never thought he'd cross. He quickly realizes that God's plan for him may take him on a surprising and unexpected journey. Caring and considerate, the young Midwesterner doesn't suspect that the pursuit of his soul mate would be wrought with heartbreak. Raised in a conservative environment, Liam struggles with finding faith not only in his religion, but also in others, especially woman. As spring turns to summer and Liam's love life starts to heat up, he leaves no stone unturned and he finds himself writing letters to someone he's never met. Will any of the woman in his life be anything more than friends? If so, will he be left heartbroken once more?"--p. [4] of cover.

Huckleberry harvest

May 26, 2015
Beckstrand, Jennifer.
New York : Zebra Books/Kensington Publishing, [2015]
362 pages ; 17 cm.
"Anna and Felty Helmuth's zest for matchmaking is unstoppable--and with grown-up grandchild number three on her way to their home in lovely Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin, what better reason to put their talents to work once more?... When Mandy Helmuth hears that her best friend Kristina's heart has been broken, she decides to visit her grandparents and cheer her up. Mandy never liked Noah Mischler anyway, with his rough exterior and outspoken ways. Unfortunately, she can't avoid him--especially after he saves her life... If he weren't helping Felty with home repairs, Noah would be more than happy to stay away from uppity Mandy Helmuth. Of course, then he wouldn't have been able to rescue her--and she wouldn't have had the chance to discover the real Noah beneath the tough persona--the one she falls in love with..."-- From back cover.

The choosing

May 26, 2015
Dekker, Rachelle, author.
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2015]
xii, 434 pages ; 21 cm
Includes discussion questions.
"A seer novel"--Title page verso.
"Like all citizens since the Ruining, Carrington Hale knows the importance of this day. But she never expected the moment she'd spent a lifetime preparing for--her Choosing Ceremony--to end in disaster. Ripped from her family, she'll spend her days serving as a Lint, the lowest level of society. She knows it's her duty to follow the true way of the Authority. As Carrington begins this nightmare, rumors of rebellion rattle her beliefs. Though the whispers contradict everything she's been told, they resonate deep within"--Dust jacket flap.

Second chances : an Amish retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion

May 26, 2015
Price, Sarah, 1969-
Lake Mary, Florida : Realms, [2015]
xxiii, 275 pages ; 21 cm
"An Amish classics series."

To win her favor

May 13, 2015
Alexander, Tamera, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2015]
368 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes reader's extras.
"A gifted rider in a world where ladies never race, Maggie Linden is determined that her horse will become a champion. But the one man who could help her has vowed to stay away from thoroughbred racing forever"

Whenever you come around

May 12, 2015
Hatcher, Robin Lee.
Nashville, TN : Thomas Nelson, [2015]
248 pages ; 22 cm.
"Just when Charity's wild imagination failed her, a flesh-and-blood hero walked into her life. Best-selling author Charity Anderson returns to her hometown of Kings Meadow to defeat a bad case of writer's block. She imagines she'll spend a lonely summer writing and then return to her home in Boise. She soon finds herself caring for Buck Malone, a wilderness guide -- and the object of her unrequited teenage crush. But what else can she do? Her dog Cocoa caused the accident that left Buck with a broken ankle and wrist, taking him off the trail for weeks of prime tourist-season work. Buck and Charity have gone different ways since high school, and at first it seems they have little in common. Buck loves the simple, low-key life he's made for himself in the mountains of Idaho, and she's a woman accustomed to the faster, bustling pace of the city. But spending so much time together has Buck hoping to change her mind about staying in the small town she thought she'd left behind for good. It's a summer for discovering that young love is a spark not soon extinguished"-- Provided by publisher.

The proposal at Siesta Key

May 11, 2015
Gray, Shelley Shepard, author.
New York : Avon Inspire, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
256, 20 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes reader's extras.
"A young Amish woman, yearning for freedom, crosses paths with a handsome Mennonite celebrity in a ... tale of friendship and self-discovery"

Finding me

May 6, 2015
Cushman, Kathryn, author.
332 pages ; 22 cm
"After her father's death, Kelli Huddleston discovers the entire life she's known has been a lie, but as she seeks to know more about her past and finds family she's never known, ugly secrets threaten to stifle the truth and restoration she seeks"-- Provided by publisher.

Maggie Bright : a novel of Dunkirk

May 1, 2015
Groot, Tracy, 1964-
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2015]
360 pages : illustration, map ; 24 cm
As a small cadre of British soldiers is making its way to the Dunkirk beaches for evacuation, will the Maggie Bright be deployed to help evacuate them?

Chasing sunsets

April 30, 2015
Kingsbury, Karen, author.
New York : Howard Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, Inc., [2015]
316 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes discussion questions (3 unnumbered pages after page 316).
The second novel in a "series about divine intervention and the trials and triumphs of life--the dramatic story of a woman desperate to find deeper meaning in her life."-- Provided by publisher.

A love like ours

April 29, 2015
Wade, Becky.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, A division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
356 pages ; 23 cm
"Scarred from his military days and PTSD, Thoroughbred trainer and cowboy Jake Porter has given up on love until his childhood friend Lyndie returns to their Texas hometown and starts tearing down the walls he's built"-- Provided by publisher.

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