New Arrivals · Christian Fiction

February 21, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Rescue me : novel

February 20, 2017
Warren, Susan May, 1966- author.
©2017
327 pages ; 22 cm.
When Deputy Sam Brooks and impulsive, bleeding heart Willow are thrown together in Glacier National Park, they must work together to save their lives and those of several frightened teenagers.

Nine folds make a paper swan

February 8, 2017
Gilligan, Ruth, author.
Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2017.
336 pages ; 22 cm
"At the start of the twentieth century, a young girl and her family emigrate from Lithuania in search of a better life in America, only to land on the Emerald Isle instead. In 1958, a mute Jewish boy locked away in a mental institution outside of Dublin forms an unlikely friendship with a man consumed by the story of the love he lost nearly two decades earlier. And in present-day London, an Irish journalist is forced to confront her conflicting notions of identity and family when her Jewish boyfriend asks her to make a true leap of faith. These three arcs, which span generations and intertwine in revelatory ways, come together to tell the haunting story of Ireland's all-but-forgotten Jewish community."--Amazon.com

Two suitors for Anna

February 8, 2017
Jebber, Molly.
New York, NY : Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2017]
viii, 307 pages ; 17 cm.

The newcomer

February 7, 2017
Fisher, Suzanne Woods, author.
©2017
329 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Anna's crossing.
1737. Anna and Bairn met during their crossing to start a new life in the raw Pennsylvania frontier. As Anna and her fellow church members seek out a new beginning, Bairn has yet to commit to the strict expectations of the Amish community. Will their shipboard romance survive unexpected turns-- and a newcomer to the church who is everything Bairn is not?

The sisters of Sugarcreek : a novel

February 7, 2017
Liggett, Cathy, author.
©2017
vii, 388 pages ; 23 cm
"Lydia Gruber, a young Amish widow, faces an uncertain future. Without support or skills, how will she survive? With the loss of her beloved aunt, Jessica Holtz inherits Rose's Knit One Quilt Too Cottage. Though determined to keep the shop open, she doesn't know the first thing about knitting and quilting and begins to see her aunt's dream slip through her fingers. Liz Cannon lost not only her dear friend Rose, but her partner in the Secret Stitches Society -- dedicated to delivering anonymous gifts of hope to troubled folks. She and Jessica decided to keep the society going, choosing Lydia for their first mission. The three women form an unlikely friendship in the aftermath of tragedy. As they walk together through triumph and heartbreak -- through grief and new chances at love -- they begin to discover that with friends by your side, a stitch of hope can be found anywhere." -- Back cover.

The seekers

February 6, 2017
Brunstetter, Wanda E.
©2017
310 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes recipes.
Includes discussion questions.
"Married for eight years with no children to help fill her days, Heidi Troyer cooks up the idea of teaching classes in the art of Amish cuisine in her Holmes County, Ohio, home. But it is a recipe for drama when five very different men and women answer the advertisement. Charlene Higgins is engaged, but to the despair of her fiancé's family, she can't cook. Kendra Perkins, a teen estranged from her family, is facing an unwanted pregnancy alone. Loretta Donnelly, widowed with two children, would like to simplify her life. Ron Hensley, a Vietnam Vet, parks his RV on the Troyer farm. And Eli Miller, an Amish widower, needs to learn how to cook for himself. Class members share details of their disappointing lives, work to solve a mystery, and stir some romance into the pot. Suddenly cooking classes at Heidi's house become life lessons...and their souls are healed one meal at a time." -- Page [4] cover.

The mark of the king

January 30, 2017
Green, Jocelyn, author.
©2017
406 pages ; 22 cm
Wrongly imprisoned midwife Julianne Chevalier trades her life sentence for exile in the French colony of Louisiana in 1720, where she must make her way bearing the mark of a criminal.

A royal Christmas wedding

January 26, 2017
Hauck, Rachel, 1960- author.
©2016
227 pages ; 22 cm.
It's been five years since volleyball star Avery Truitt and Prince Colin of Brighton Kingdom fell in love-- and he broke her heart with no explanation. When Avery's father dies of a heart attack, she returns home to St. Simons Island, Georgia, to help Mama with the family restaurant. But Mama wants to travel four thousand miles to Brighton Kingdom, where Avery's sister Susanna is expecting her first child. Avery is torn between considering a future in Brighton and taking a coaching job in Georgia, and Colin is finally pushed to pursue what he really wants. Is it too late to convince Avery that she is his true love?

A moonbow night

January 25, 2017
Frantz, Laura, author.
©2017
378 pages ; 22 cm
On the 1770s Kentucky frontier, secrets from Temperance Tucker's past in Virginia complicate matters when she acts as a guide for a handsome surveyor from Virginia named Sion Morgan.

The angels' share

January 20, 2017
Markert, James, 1974- author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2017]
313 pages ; 21 cm
"While the miracles occurring in Twisted Tree are redeeming the McFee family, they're also bringing past secrets dangerously close"-- Provided by publisher.

The returning

January 12, 2017
Dekker, Rachelle, author.
©2016
xiii, 415 pages ; 22 cm.
"Seer series."
As the Seers send warriors to rescue Elise and bring restoration to the Authority City, ultimate victory in this battle against the powerful forces of evil rests with the strangely powerful girl who has felt forgotten but was never abandoned.

Just a kiss : a Summer Harbor novel

January 12, 2017
Hunter, Denise, 1968- author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2016]
324 pages ; 22 cm
Includes an excerpt from Barefoot Summer.
"Riley Callahan's plans to reveal his secret feelings for his best friend are ruined when his life is drastically altered in Afghanistan"-- Provided by publisher.

For the record

January 6, 2017
Jennings, Regina (Regina Lea), author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2016]
329 pages ; 22 cm
"Betsy Huckabee has big-city dreams, but nobody outside of tiny Pine Gap, Missouri, seems interested in the articles she writes for her uncle's newspaper. Her hopes for independence may be crushed, until the best idea she's ever had comes riding into town. Deputy Joel Puckett didn't want to leave Texas, but unfair circumstances have made moving to Pine Gap his only shot at keeping a badge. Worse, this small town has big problems, and masked marauders have become too comfortable taking justice into their own hands. He needs to make clear that he's the law in this town--and that job is made more difficult with a nosy reporter who seems to follow him everywhere he goes. The hero Betsy creates to be the star in a serial for the ladies' pages is based on the dashing deputy, but he's definitely fictional. And since the pieces run only in newspapers far away, no one will ever know. But the more time she spends with Deputy Puckett, the more she appreciates the real hero--and the more she realizes what her ambition could cost him" -- provided by publisher.

Conspiracy of silence

January 6, 2017
Kendig, Ronie, author.
©2016
413 pages ; 22 cm.
Four years after a tragic mission decimated his career and his team, Cole "Tox" Russell is persona non grata to the United States. And that's fine --he just wants to be left alone. But when a dormant, centuries-old disease is unleashed, Tox is lured back into action. Partnered with FBI agent Kasey Cortes, Tox has to pull together a team to begin a globe-spanning search for answers --and a cure. As their quest leads them from continent to continent, it slowly becomes clear they're not just fighting a plague --but battling against an ancient secret society whose true goals remain hidden. With time running out and opposition growing on every side, the key to everything may rest in an antique codex, the Crown of Jerusalem --but will Tox and his team be able to trust each other enough to break this century-spanning conspiracy of silence?

The innkeeper of Ivy Hill

January 5, 2017
Klassen, Julie, 1964- author.
©2016
444 pages : map ; 23 cm.
Includes discussion questions (pages 443-444).
"Tales from Ivy Hill, book one"--T.p.
When her husband dies suddenly, Jane Bell becomes the reluctant landlady of The Bell, an inn in the village of Ivy Hill. Jane has no idea how to manage a business, but with the town's livelihood at stake and a large loan due, she must quickly find a way to save the inn. Despite their strained relationship, Jane turns to her mother-in-law, Thora, for help.

Queen

January 5, 2017
Larson, R. J., author.
Atlanta, GA : Elk Lake Publishing, ©2015.
366 pages : maps ; 23 cm
"Fantasy inspired by the Book of Esther… Bel-Tygeon, the fallen god-king of Belaal, has bowed to the Infinite and accepted life as a mortal. Now he is desperate to return to his kingdom. Hunted by his enemies, he accepts refuge among the Eosyths, at the bidding of Serena of Clan Darom. But Serena and her family are also Bel-Tygeon’s enemies, and he must conceal his true name and royal rank from them--even when he realizes that Serena is the woman he has sought for years. The woman he loves. The woman he longs to proclaim as his queen. Yet she can never be his. Serena of Clan Darom wants nothing more than to protect her family and to save her people, the Eosyths, from their many enemies. She cannot afford to fall in love with a madman. A stranger. Yet honor dictates that she must shelter Ty and protect him with her life. Will one act of kindness destroy everything she’s worked for and believed? And how can the unknowable Infinite, worshiped by her lord-father, ever help her in their struggle to survive?"--Provided by publisher.

Christmas cookie mystery

January 3, 2017
Miller, Naomi, author.
©2016
166 pages ; 21 cm
Includes recipe index (page 166).
"Amish Sweet Shop mystery."
"With a winter chill settling in and Christmas right around the corner, no one would expect a mystery, but a mystery does indeed appear... Katie Chupp is spending her days catering to the holiday rush, but she soon finds herself in the midst of a secret project that attracts more attention than she wants. And when one local family finds a very unexpected surprise at their door, this is one mystery that may never be solved... even by Katie."--Page 4 of cover.

Blueberry cupcake mystery

January 3, 2017
Miller, Naomi, eauthor.
©2016
109 pages ; 21 cm
Includes discussion questions.
"Amish Sweet Shop mystery."
"Katie Chupp spends her days at The Sweet Shop, taking care of customers and making delicious treats...not exactly a profession where one expects to be thrown into the midst of mysteries and mayhem. But when the bakery is broken into, someone has to find the thief...besides finding another place to do the baking and get orders to the customers. Is this a random theft, or is the thief trying to ruin the town's Independence Day Celebration?"--Page 4 of cover.

It is well

December 23, 2016
Shipman, James D., author.
©2016
308 pages ; 21 cm.
"Jonathan Beecher, a middle-aged widower and small-town store owner, has never asked for much. But lately, all too much is being asked of him. The bombing of Pearl Harbor plunges America into World War II and deeply fractures Jonathan's own family. His eldest son, a civilian contractor, is trapped on a Japanese-occupied island in the Pacific. Jonathan's freckless younger son ignores his father's pleas to stay home and joins the army. And his bright, devoted daughter, who Jonathan hoped would go to college, elopes with a brutally abusive man instead. Jonathan has always met adversity with quiet faith, but as his emotional and financial losses accumulate, so do his doubts. In the midst of his pain, Sarah, a widow herself, emerges as a kind, compelling friend. Powerfully drawn to Sarah, Jonathan struggles to remain true to his late wife." -- Provided by publisher.

The cherished quilt

December 21, 2016
Clipston, Amy, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2016]
xiii, 305 pages ; 22 cm.
"Emily Fisher is eager to meet the new employee at her father's shop in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. But when Christopher Hochstetler arrives, his cold demeanor freezes her attempts at building a friendship. Longing for a fresh start, Christopher travels from Ohio to Bird-in-Hand to work at his uncle's shop. Christopher's heart is still wounded from memories of home, and making new friends is the last thing on his mind--he knows the pain that comes with losing those you love. When Emily is kind to him, he tries to remain distant, but he soon finds himself stealing glances at her throughout the day. When Christopher shares his tragic reasons for leaving home, Emily decides to make a quilt for him as a gesture of their friendship. Even though he is not a member of the church, she's found someone with whom she can imagine a future. The two are quickly falling in love when a family emergency calls Christopher back to Ohio without warning. Emily finishes the quilt, in spite of her pain. But when Christopher receives it, will he have the courage to follow his heart?"-- Provided by publisher.

Amish Christmas blessings

December 12, 2016
Perry, Marta, author.
New York : Harlequin Love Inspired, 2016.
220 pages ; 17 cm.
The midwife's Christmas surprise / Marta Perry -- A Christmas to remember / Jo Ann Brown.
The midwife's Christmas surprise by Marta Perry -- "Three years ago, the man Anna Zook hoped to marry left her and their Amish community for the English world. Now devoted to proving her abilities as a midwife, Anna has given up on marriage and children for herself. But when Benjamin Miller returns, now a changed man, can delivering a Christmas baby reunite these two hurting hearts? "--Pg. 4 of cover.

Plain Christmas : a plain fame novel

December 5, 2016
Price, Sarah, 1969- author.
©2016
254 pages ; 21 cm.
It's been nine years since Cuban singer Alejandro Diaz's limousine collided with a young Amish woman named Amanda Beiler as she was crossing a New York City street; an accident that ignited the couple's cross-cultural romance. Amanda loves her husband and their three children, but their fast-paced, lavish Miami lifestyle troubles her. Will her kids grow up never knowing what it's like to simply be, without chauffeurs, social media, and paparazzi complicating their lives? When she receives a letter from her mother in Pennsylvania inviting the family to visit for Christmas, she seizes the chance to show her children a different way of life.

Back in the saddle : a novel

December 5, 2016
Herne, Ruth Logan, author.
Colorado Springs, Colorado : Multnomah Books, 2016.
309 pages ; 21 cm.
"Here comes a captivating western romance and family-centered drama with a heart of gold, featuring plenty of cowboys and family drama, from prolific author and networker Ruth Logan Herne"-- Provided by publisher.

The cottage

December 5, 2016
Phillips, Michael R., 1946- author.
©2016
405 pages : genealogical table, map ; 23 cm.
"In the Shetlands, Loni Ford discovers her inheritance is not at all what she expected, nor is local leader David Tulloch. A city girl at heart, she is surprised at how much she enjoys the peaceful atmosphere of the place. But change threatens that peace, as does a dangerous man intent on controlling the island--and Loni is all that's standing in his way"-- Provided by publisher.

Home on the range : a novel

December 5, 2016
Herne, Ruth Logan, author.
©2016
303 pages ; 21 cm.
"Can the brother left behind and a woman without hope work together for the good of two precious children? Nick Stafford stayed in central Washington, working his family's large ranch after his brothers left to pursue other passions--but his toughest job is being a single dad. As a child he watched his father fail at marriage and parenting, so Nick was determined to show him up. He'd be a better husband, father, and ranch manager than Sam Stafford ever was. Despite that commitment, three years after Nick's wife left him, he has a daughter in trouble at school and both of his girls are facing issues that force him to rethink his stubborn plans. For Dr. Elsa Andreas, life fell apart when tragedy caused her to abandon her family therapy practice and retreat to the backwoods of Gray's Glen. Her school principal sister believes Elsa can guide the Stafford girls and that working with kids will draw Elsa out of her protective bubble. Summer on the Double S teems with life and adventure. Amid the bounty of God and land, will Nick and Elsa find the courage to build futures based on faith rather than fear?"-- Provided by publisher.

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