New Arrivals · Christian Fiction

March 27, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Amish redemption

March 26, 2015
Davids, Patricia.
New York, NY : Love Inspired, 2015.
217 p. ; 17 cm.
"Love Inspired inspirational romance"--Spine.
Joshua Bowman is ready to go home. After spending time in prison for a crime he did not commit, he is putting everything behind him and reconciling with his fractured family. When a devastating tornado throws him unexpectedly into the path of Mary Kaufman and her daughter, Hannah, he feels the first spark of life after months. But Mary's adoptive dad is the Englisch sheriff--and he would never trust her care to a man with Joshua's past. Plus the lovely single mom has a secret of her own, one that she has spent years running from. Together they survived the storm, but are they strong enough to shed the shadows of their past?

Buried secrets : a novel

March 26, 2015
Hannon, Irene.
Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, [2015]
378 pages ; 22 cm.
"Men of valor."
Former Chicago homicide detective and current small town police chief Lisa Grant works with former Navy SEAL and detective Mac McGregor to investigate the discovery of an unmarked grave, which puts the two in danger from someone desperate to stop the investigation.

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Café

March 23, 2015
Lucado, Max, author.
Nashville, TN : Thomas Nelson, [2015]
186 pages ; 22 cm
Includes discussion questions, pages 185-186.
"A heavenly novel"--Jacket.
"After a public split from her NFL superstar husband, Chelsea takes a bold step out of the limelight and behind the counter of the Higher Grounds Café, an old-fashioned coffee shop in dire need of reinvention. But when her courage, expert planning, and out-of-this-world cupcakes fail to pay the bills, this newly single mom finds herself desperate for help. Better yet, a miracle"--Dust jacket flap.

Paper hearts

March 23, 2015
Walsh, Courtney, 1975-
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, [2014]
402 pages ; 21 cm
Includes discussion questions.
Abigail Pressman would never have guessed that love notes penned on paper hearts by an anonymous couple could restore her belief in love. As a business owner in a quaint town at the base of the Rockies, she's poured everything into dreams of expansion . . . and resisting the matchmaking efforts of the Valentine Volunteers, who gather in her store to continue Loves Park's tradition of stamping mail with the city's romantic postmark.When Abigail is unwillingly drafted into the Volunteers, she encounters the paper hearts, a distraction that couldn't come at a worse time. A hard-to-read doctor has become Abigail's new landlord, and he's threatening to end her lease to expand his practice.As she fights a growing attraction to this handsome man crushing her dreams, Abigail is inspired to string the hearts in her store, sparking a citywide infatuation with the artsy trend. But when a new batch of hearts reaches the Volunteers, it appears something tragic has happened to the couple.

Together with you

March 19, 2015
Bylin, Victoria.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, A division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
331 pages ; 22 cm
"Responsible for his young daughter and two teenage sons for the summer, Dr. Ryan Tremaine wants to reconnect with his children, but after hiring Carly Mason as his daughter Penny's nanny, Ryan's attraction to Carly complicates his plan"-- Provided by publisher.

A faith of her own

March 17, 2015
Fuller, Kathleen, author.
Nashville : Thomas Nelson, [2015]
viii, 310 pages ; 22 cm
"A Middlefield Amish novel"--Cover.
"Jeremiah thought leaving Middlefield was the hardest thing he'd ever do. That was nothing compared to returning home. When Jeremiah left his Amish community to pursue his dream of becoming a veterinarian, he left more than just his faith behind--he walked away from his family and his childhood friend, Anna Mae. Now that he's returned to help out his mentor and work in a Yankee veterinarian practice, Jeremiah must face his past--and the people he betrayed. Anna Mae had finally put the loss of Jeremiah and the broken vow between them behind her. Even though she supported her best friend's pursuit of his dream, she never let on how his departure left her questioning her own place in the Amish world. With his return, new questions arise, along with feelings she'd never fully acknowledged before. As their rekindled friendship begins to turn into something more, Jeremiah and Anna Mae must examine their own faith and their relationship with each other and their families. With both of them torn between loyalty to their loved ones and being pulled in different directions, they must decide whether to heed God's call, even if it means being apart forever"-- Provided by publisher.

One last thing : a novel

March 16, 2015
St. James, Rebecca, author.
393 pages ; 22 cm
"Tara had always imagined her happily ever after. But her fiancés secrets are changing this story into one she doesn't even recognize. Tara Faulkner and Seth Grissom grew up next door to each other in Savannah's historic district. Their parents are best friends. They finish each other's sentences all the time. Their fairytale wedding is a foregone conclusion...until Tara discovers another side to Seth three weeks before the wedding. Reality has crashed in on Tara's fairytale--but hope will lead her to a future she couldn't have planned for herself"-- Provided by publisher.

Daughter of the regiment : a novel

March 16, 2015
Whitson, Stephanie Grace.
New York : FaithWords, 2015.
320 pages ; 21 cm
Includes discussion questions.

The tomb : a novel of Martha

March 13, 2015
Landsem, Stephanie, author.
New York : Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc, 2015.
322 pages ; 22 cm.
"Living water series"--Cover.
In this retelling of a classic biblical story, Jesus shocks the town of Bethany with Lazarus's resurrection from the dead, leading Martha--a seemingly perfect woman trapped by the secrets of her past--to hope and a new life. Everyone in Bethany admires Martha--the perfect Jewish woman. She feeds and clothes her loved ones, looks after the family farm, and meticulously follows every precept of the Pharisees' strict laws. But Martha is hiding a secret.

When Grace sings

March 11, 2015
Sawyer, Kim Vogel, author.
Colorado Springs, Colorado : Waterbrook Press, 2015.
338 pages ; 21 cm.
As Alexa Zimmerman tries to win over the members of her Kanasas Old Order Mennonite community, a Chicago reporter with unknown motivation becomes a long-term guest at her bed and breakfast and a cousin arrives with a secret related to Alexa's own.

By your side

March 10, 2015
Calvert, Candace, 1950-
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2015]
419 pages ; 21 cm.
"Crisis team" --Cover.
ER nurse Macy Wynn learned essential, gritty lessons in the California foster care system: Land on your feet and trust no one. She's finally located the fellow foster child she loves like a sister, but the girl's in deep trouble. Macy's determined to help, no matter what it takes. Her motto is to "make it happen" in any situation life throws at her--even when she butts heads with an idealistic cop. Deputy Fletcher Holt believes in a higher plan, the fair outcome--and his ability to handle that by himself if necessary. Now he's been yanked from Houston, his mother is battling cancer, and he's attracted to a strong-willed nurse who could be the target of a brutal sniper. When everything goes wrong, where do they put their trust?

The love letters

March 9, 2015
Lewis, Beverly, 1949-
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, [2015]
345 pages ; 23 cm
"Marlena Wenger, a young aunt from the Beachy Amish caring for her infant niece, finds comfort and hope from an Old Order Amish mother and her family who extend friendship to a homeless man, whose few possessions include a collection of love letters"-- Provided by publisher.

Where rivers part : a Texas gold novel

March 9, 2015
Gilbert, Kellie Coates, author.
Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, 2015.
325 pages ; 22 cm.
When Dr. Juliet Ryan uncovers a corporate scandal, she quickly learns that the success she dreamed of comes with a very high price.

After a fashion

March 9, 2015
Turano, Jen, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
346 pages ; 22 cm
1882, New York City. Harriet dreams of the day she can open up a shop selling refashioned gowns to independent working women like herself-- until she finds herself out of an income. Oliver Addleshaw is on the verge of his biggest business deal yet when he learns his potential partner prefers to deal with men who are settled down and wed. He enlists Harriet's help in making a good impression on his business partner. Just as she's ready to call off the fake relationship, a threat from her past forces both Oliver and Harriet to discover that love can come in the most surprising packages.

The trouble with Patience : a novel

March 9, 2015
Brendan, Maggie, 1949- author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
330 pages ; 22 cm.
"Virtues and vices of the old West." --Cover.
Patience Cavanaugh has lost hope of romance. The man she yearned to marry is dead and her dreams are gone with him. Now she is consumed with the restoration of a dilapidated boarding house in order to support herself. Despite her desire for solitude, Jedediah Jones, the local sheriff with a reputation for hanging criminals, becomes an ever-looming part of her life.

Love's sweet beginning : a novel

March 6, 2015
Shorey, Ann Kirk, 1941-
342 pages ; 22 cm.
Following the Civil War, a suitor from Cassie Haddon's privileged past threatens her budding attraction to Jacob West, a local business owner.

Lethal beauty

March 5, 2015
Wiehl, Lis W.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2015]
305 pages ; 24 cm.
When a key witness goes missing in the case she is prosecuting, Mia Quinn discovers that her case is linked to two murder investigations led by Seattle homicide detective Charlie Carlson and together they must race against time to find the truth before another crime hits too close to home.

Annie's stories

March 5, 2015
Thomson, Cindy, 1960-
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2014]
402 pages ; 21 cm
Includes discussion questions.
"An Ellis Island novel"--Cover.
"The year is 1901, the literary sensation The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is taking New York City by storm, and everyone wonders where the next great book will come from. But to Annie Gallagher, stories are more than entertainment--they're a sweet reminder of her storyteller father. After his death, Annie fled Ireland for the land of dreams, finding work at Hawkins House. But when a fellow boarder with something to hide is accused of misconduct and authorities threaten to shut down the boardinghouse, Annie fears she may lose her new friends, her housekeeping job . . . and her means of funding her dream: a memorial library to honor her father. Furthermore, the friendly postman shows a little too much interest in Annie--and in her father's unpublished stories. In fact, he suspects these tales may hold a grand secret. Though the postman's intentions seem pure, Annie wants to share her father's stories on her own terms. Determined to prove herself, Annie must forge her own path to aid her friend and create the future she's always envisioned . . . where dreams really do come true"-- Provided by publisher.

The lady and the officer

March 5, 2015
Ellis, Mary, 1951-
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2014]
350 pages ; 22 cm
Includes discussion questions.
When Madeline Howard saves the life of Elliott Haywood, a colonel in the Confederate Home Guard, he becomes determined to win her favor, but Madeline's political sympathies are with the North, and her heart belongs to a Northern soldier.

A heart's disguise

March 4, 2015
Coble, Colleen.
Nashville, TN : Thomas Nelson, 2015.
x, 96 pages ; 22 cm
"A journey of the heart ; book one"--Cover.
"In theaftermath of the Civil War, a young woman searches for her lost love at the edge of the West. The Civil War has destroyed Sarah Montgomery's marriage before it's even begun. After Sarah receives word that her fiancé, Rand Campbell, has been killed fighting for the Union, her brothers and ailing father persuade her to pledge herself to Ben Croftner--despite her strong misgivings. But when Sarah finds out that Rand is in fact alive--and that Ben Croftner knew it--she indignantly breaks off the engagement and goes in search of Rand. But Ben Croftner does not take rejection lightly--and a single woman with a sick father makes an easy target. When Sarah is abducted by her treacherous fiancé, Rand finally comes to her aid. only to reveal that he has been posted at Fort Laramie, Wyoming, and intends to take her there as his wife. But could Sarah leave her dying father's side for the love of her life? And what plans are forming in the jealous heart of Ben Croftner?"-- Provided by publisher.

Mist of midnight : a novel

March 4, 2015
Byrd, Sandra.
New York, NY : Howard Books, 2015.
374 pages ; 22 cm
Rebecca Ravenshaw, daughter of missionaries, spent most of her life in India. Following the death of her family in the Indian Mutiny, Rebecca returns to claim her family estate in Hampshire, England. Upon her return, people are surprised to see her...and highly suspicious. Less than a year earlier, an imposter had arrived with an Indian servant and assumed not only Rebecca's name, but her home and incomes. That pretender died within months of her arrival; the servant fled to London as the young woman was hastily buried at midnight. The locals believe that perhaps she, Rebecca, is the real imposter. Her home and her father's investments reverted to a distant relative, the darkly charming Captain Luke Whitfield, who quickly took over. Against her best intentions, Rebecca begins to fall in love with Luke, but she is forced to question his motives—does he love her or does he just want Headbourne House? If Luke is simply after the property, as everyone suspects, will she suffer a similar fate as the first “Rebecca”?

Anna's crossing

February 26, 2015
Fisher, Suzanne Woods, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
328 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes an excerpt from The imposter.
"An Amish beginnings novel"--Title page.
"A young Amish woman fends off the matchmaking efforts of her fellow passengers on the Charming Nancy--the ship that brought the first wave of Amish to America in 1737"-- Provided by publisher.

Harvest of blessings

February 20, 2015
Hubbard, Charlotte, 1953- author.
New York, NY : Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., 2015.
339 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes recipes in "What's cookin' at the Sweet Seasons Bakery Café" (pages [317]-330) plus an excerpt from: The Christmas cradle (pages [333]-339).
"The tranquil little town of Willow Ridge is facing a startling challenge. Wealthy Nora Glick Landwehr is determined to make it her home again--and put her past to rest. Cast out by her own family, Nora can't reconcile with Old Amish ways or her strict father. But she'll do anything to help her community embrace the future, and to make amends to the daughter she had to give up. So she certainly has no time for her reckless new neighbor Luke Hooley. They disagree about almost everything. And how can she trust him if he always seems to believe the worst about her? Somehow, though, his unexpected support and passionate heart are helping her find her own way in faith. And Nora will discover that even in the face of insidious lies and unyielding judgment, God creates unexpected chances for forgiveness--and love"--Page [4] of cover.

How to catch a prince

February 20, 2015
Hauck, Rachel, 1960- author.
Grand Rapids, MI : Zondervan, [2015]
355 pages ; 21 cm.
"Prince Stephen came to America to escape responsibility. But what he found complicates his life more than ever. Corina Del Rey is happy with her life in Melbourne, Florida. She spends her days engrossed in her career as a journalist and has her sights set on climbing the corporate ladder -- if for no other reason, to distract herself from her dissolving family. But when she is confronted with the past she fought so hard to put behind her, she struggles to make sense of her future. Prince Stephen of Brighton Kingdom has moved on since the tragic death of his buddies in Afghanistan. A star professional rugby player, he has no intention of looking over his shoulder at what could've been. But when a notice arrives in the mail requiring his and his wife's appearance before the courts to dissolve their marriage, he must deal with the questions rumbling around in his heart. He thought his marriage had been annulled long ago, but his memories of Corina Del Rey remain close. Does he still love her? Can he even find her? Above all, can he tell her the truth about that fateful night in Afghanistan seven years ago? If he does, he might really lose her forever"-- Provided by publisher.

The favorite son

February 19, 2015
Warren, Tiffany L., author.
309 pages ; 21 cm

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