New Arrivals · Christian Fiction

December 18, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

To love, honor, and perish

December 17, 2014
Barritt, Christy, author.
Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], c2013.
262 p. ; 22 cm.
How could God let this happen? Just when crime scene cleaner Gabby St. Claire's life is on the right track, the unthinkable happens. Gabby's fiancé, Riley Thomas, is shot and remains in life-threatening condition only a week before their wedding. Gabby is determined to figure out who pulled the trigger, even if investigating puts her own life at risk. But as she digs deeper into the facts surrounding the case, she discovers secrets better left alone. Doubts arise in her mind and the one man with answers is on death's doorstep. An old foe from the past returns and tests everything Gabby is made of--physically, mentally, and spiritually. Will her soul survive the challenges ahead? Or will everything she's worked for be destroyed?"--P. [4] of cover.

The scum of all fears

December 17, 2014
Barritt, Christy, author
[Place of publication not identifed] : [Publisher not identified] , c2013.
255 pages ; 22 cm.
"Gabby St. Claire is back to crime-scene cleaning, at least temporarily. With her business partner on his honeymoon, she needs help after a weekend killing spree fills up her work docket. She quickly realizes she has bigger problems than finding temporary help. A serial killer her fiancé, a former prosecutor, put behind bars has escaped. His last words to Riley were: I'll get out, and I'll get even. Pictures of Gabby are found in the man's prison cell, and Riley fears the sadistic madman has Gabby in his sights."--P. [4] of cover.

Dirty deeds

December 17, 2014
Barritt, Christy, author.
[United States] : Princeton Halls Press, 2013.
282 pages ; 22 cm.
"Gabby St. Claire knows that her fiance's request is a simple one that she should be able to honor. After all, Riley's law school reunion and attorneys' conference at a hoity-toity resort is a chance for them to get away from the mysteries Gabby often finds herself involved in as a crime scene cleaner. The week long trip is a chance for them to be "normal", a word that leaves a bad taste in Gabby's mouth."--P. [4] of cover.

Murder tightly knit

December 16, 2014
Chapman, Vannetta.
Grand Rapids, MI : Zondervan, [2014]
xi, 368 pages : map ; 22 cm
"An Amish village mystery ; book 2."
"When a local Amish man is found dead, the Middlebury Amish Artisan Village comes under suspicion. Two amateur sleuths

Forever Christmas

December 11, 2014
Miller, Robert Tate.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2014]
183 pages ; 22 cm

Persuasion, Captain Wentworth and cracklin' cornbread

December 11, 2014
Hathaway, Mary Jane, author.
New York : Howard Books, [2014]
296 pages ; 22 cm
"A lively Southern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion, featuring Lucy Crawford, who is thrown back into the path of her first love while on a quest to save her beloved family home. Lucy Crawford is part of a wealthy, well-respected Southern family with a long local history. But since Lucy's mother passed away, the family home, a gorgeous antebellum mansion, has fallen into disrepair and the depth of her father's debts is only starting to be understood. Selling the family home may be the only option--until her Aunt Olympia floats the idea of using Crawford house to hold the local free medical clinic, which has just lost its space. As if turning the plantation home into a clinic isn't bad enough, Lucy is shocked and dismayed to see that the doctor who will be manning the clinic is none other than Jeremiah Chevy--her first love. Lucy and Jeremiah were high school sweethearts, but Jeremiah was from the wrong side of the tracks. His family was redneck and proud, and Lucy was persuaded to dump him. He eventually left town on a scholarship, and now, ten years later, he's returned as part of the rural physician program. And suddenly, their paths cross once again. While Lucy's family still sees Jeremiah as trash, she sees something else in him--as do several of the other eligible ladies in town. Will he be able to forgive the past? Can she be persuaded to give love a chance this time around?"-- Provided by publisher.

A Robertson Family Christmas : a novella

December 9, 2014
Robertson, Kay, 1946-
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2014]
xviii, 298 pages ; 19 cm

The wishing season

December 9, 2014
Hunter, Denise, 1968- author.
Nashville : Thomas Nelson, [2014]
322 pages ; 22 cm
Includes discussion questions.
Fledgling chef PJ McKinley and contractor Cole Evans find themselves in competition to win a building for their endeavors--a restaurant for her, a home for foster kids for him--and sparks fly when the building's owner conceives to have them each set up shop in the house for one year before she makes her decision.

The secret of Pembrooke Park

December 8, 2014
Klassen, Julie, 1964-
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2014]
460 pages ; 22 cm
Includes discussion questions, pages 459-460.
In the mysteriously abandoned manor house Pembrooke Park, practical new resident Abigail searches for the treasure that it is rumored to contain.

An Amish Christmas journey

December 8, 2014
Davids, Patricia.
New York, NY : Harlequin Love Inspired, 2014.
216 p. ; 17 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
"Inspirational romance"--Spine.
Toby Yoder promised to care for his orphaned little sister the rest of her life. After all, the tragedy that took their parents and left her injured was his fault. Now he must make a three-hundred-mile trip from the hospital to the Amish community where they will settle down. But as they share a hired van with pretty Greta Barkman, an Amish woman with a similar harrowing past, Toby can't bear for the trip to end. Suddenly, there is joy, a rescued cat named Christmas and hope for their journey to continue together forever.

A most inconvenient marriage

November 28, 2014
Jennings, Regina (Regina Lea)
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, A division of Baker Publishing Group, [2014]
324 pages ; 22 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
"To fulfill a Confederate soldier's dying wish, Civil War nurse Abigail Stuart marries him and agrees to look after his sister in the Missouri Ozarks. But then the real Jeremiah Calhoun appears alive"-- Provided by publisher.

At Bluebonnet Lake : a novel

November 5, 2014
Cabot, Amanda, 1948-
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, [2014]
377 pages ; 22 cm.
"The last thing Kate Sherwood needs is a man, so why is she so drawn to the handsome handyman at the Rainbow's End resort?" -- Provided by publisher.

Love without end

November 4, 2014
Hatcher, Robin Lee.
Nashville, TN : Thomas Nelson, [2014]
xii, 306 pages ; 22 cm.
When 84-year-old Anna McKenna returns to King's Meadow and to the Leonard ranch, she becomes an agent of change and healing for the two hurting families.

Proof of angels

November 4, 2014
Curran-Hackett, Mary, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]
281, 28 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes reading group discussion questions.
When firefighter Sean Magee escapes being trapped in a raging fire by what he sees as divine intervention, he is compelled to reevaluate his life and the people he carelessly left behind.

A dream of home

October 30, 2014
Clipston, Amy.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2014]
xii, 306 pages : genealogical table ; 22 cm.

All is bright

October 29, 2014
Spencer, Katherine, 1955-
New York : Berkley Books, 2014.
x, 294 pages ; 24 cm.
"In the little town of Cape Light, Reverend Ben Lewis reflects on Christmas past-while his beloved daughter, Rachel, looks to the future. A box of old photographs sparks long forgotten memories for Reverend Ben, images of himself when he was a young minister, a newcomer to Cape Light and his congregation. He remembers the very first Christmas at his new church, when nothing turned out as he expected. A prominent church member and benefactor, Oliver Warwick, stood accused of a serious crime, and the entire town and congregation were quickly torn apart. Ben knew that he must carry the banner of God's love and mercy into the fray, all the while struggling to win his church's confidence and respect and prove to all-including himself-that he was worthy of his calling as a minister. As her father looks back, Rachel Anderson looks to the future, trying to imagine a life without her beloved husband, Jack. But then, single-dad Ryan Cooper appears on her doorstep like an unexpected package. Her son's basketball coach is just the man Rachel needs to shake up her world and show her there's such a thing as focusing-and fretting-too much. Ryan's gentleness, charm, and understanding are a convincing combination, and Rachel soon finds herself imagining a new world filled with hope and love. But deep loss and old fears are not so easily dispelled, and Christmas brings Rachel a serious choice: cling to a past filled with comforting memories, or reach for a future of bright possibilities. "-- Provided by publisher.

The fatal tree

October 28, 2014
Lawhead, Steve.
Nashville, TN : Thomas Nelson, 2014.
xi, 356 pages : map ; 24 cm
Maps on lining papers
" What do you do when you're faced with The End of Everything? The evidence is compelling; not only is The End of Everything approaching, it's approaching rapidly. Desperation sends the Questors to the four corners of the universe in search of answers.Tony and Gianni are in Rome gathering additional data on the collapse of the universe, and Haven and Giles are captured by Huns and taken to Byzantium. Mina travels to Egypt to recruit Dr. Thomas Young, "the last man in the world who knows everything." But when he accompanies Mina, Kit, and Cass to the ley guarded by the giant tree, he manages to activate the ley and he and Mina disappear. Before disappearing, Dr. Young dubbed the giant Yew the Fatal Tree;but what fate is it leading these Questors toward?"-- Provided by publisher.

Saint monkey

October 27, 2014
Townsend, Jacinda.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
pages ; cm.

Raina's choice

October 27, 2014
Morris, Gilbert.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
pages ; cm.

Caroline's secret

October 27, 2014
Lillard, Amy.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
pages ; cm.

An Amish family Christmas

October 27, 2014
New York : Love Inspired Books, [2014].
217 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
Heart of Christmas / Marta Perry -- A plain holiday / Patricia Davids.

Amish bride of Ice Mountain

October 24, 2014
Long, Kelly, author.
New York, NY : Zebra Books/Kensington Publishing Corp., 2014
346 pages ; 17 cm
Includes preview of: An Amish man of Ice Mountain (pages [341]-346).
"Like most Mountain Amish girls, Mary King has always dreamed of her wedding day. But she never imagined that a sudden, irresistible kiss would result in marriage to the handsome Englischer professor studying her unique community. Or that doing the truly honorable thing means keeping their relationship chaste so both she and Dr. Jude Lyons can someday go their separate ways. But when Mary accompanies her husband-in-name-only to Atlanta to meet his wealthy, overbearing family, she's tempted more than ever by Jude's kindness, humor--and vulnerability. And when a wrenching misunderstanding causes her to return heartbroken to her remote Appalachian home, she's certain she's lost the real love they have found...and the shared future she's come to want so much. But a crisis of more than faith will work surprising miracles--and show Mary that love is strong enough to make the impossible come true"--Page [4] of cover.


October 24, 2014
Healy, Erin M.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2014]
pages cm

An Amish Christmas quilt

October 23, 2014
Hubbard, Charlotte, 1953-
278 pages ; 21 cm
A Willow Ridge Christmas pageant / Charlotte Hubbard -- A Christmas on Ice Mountain / Kelly Long -- A perfect Amish Christmas / Jennifer Beckstrand.
Collects three Christmas stories from popular Amish romance writers that share the joy of the traditional holiday.

A simple charity

October 23, 2014
Lauer, Rosalind.
New York : Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, [2014]
336 pages ; 21 cm
"A Lancaster crossroads novel"--Title page.
"The final book in the Lancaster Crossroads Amish romance trilogy. Ever since Fanny Lapp's husband Tom died in a tragic accident one year ago, she's struggled to make ends meet with her three children and their large house in need of repair. Luckily, charity arrives in the form of Zed Miller, the black sheep in their community. Handy with a hammer and nails, Zed offers to repair her house and Fanny accepts--though she's dismayed about her attachment to the handyman so soon after her husband's death. But Zed's help allows her to find her true calling when an Englisher midwife asks for her assistance in delivering a baby. Zed Miller has been on rumspringa for years and has only recently returned to the fold. Although the community has welcomed him back, he doesn't feel worthy of the love of a good Amish woman like Fanny Lapp. But as he works toward repentance, Zed begins to realize that though he's made plenty of mistakes in his life, loving Fanny is not one of them"-- Provided by publisher.

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