New Arrivals · Christian Fiction

July 25, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Herb of grace

July 24, 2014
Senft, Adina.
New York : FaithWords, 2014.
302 pages ; 21 cm
"A healing grace novel"--Title page.

In perfect time : a novel

July 24, 2014
Sundin, Sarah.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2014]
410 pages ; 22 cm.
Bold, sophisticated, and coy, Army Air Force flight nurse Lt. Kay Jobson collects hearts whever she flies, leaving men pining in airfields all across Europe. So how can ruggedly handsome C-47 pilot Lt. Roger Cooper be all but immune to her considerable charms? In fact, he seems to do everything he can to avoid her. Still, as they cross the skies between Italy and southern France, evacuating the wounded and delivering paratroopers and supplies, every beat of their hearts draws them closer. Can they overcome the fears and misunderstandings of the past in order to take hold of the future?

Miracle in a dry season

July 24, 2014
Thomas, Sarah Loudin.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, [2014]
300 pages ; 22 cm
Includes reader discussion questions.
"In small town West Virginia, 1954, one newcomer's special gift with food produces both gratitude and censure. Will Perla Long and her daughter find a home there?"-- Provided by publisher.

Breathing on her own

July 21, 2014
Waters, Rebecca, author.
©2014
248 pages ; 22 cm
"Molly Tipton and her husband are looking forward to retirement, but Molly's life suddenly spirals out of control when her oldest daughter is involved in a terrible accident. An icy road and a sharp turn leave one woman dead, another clinging to life. While two families grieve, details emerge that reveal Molly's daughter was driving under the influence. As she prepares her daughter for the prospect of a vehicular homicide lawsuit, Molly discovers her oldest child is not the only one injured and forced to deal with past mistakes. If it's true that time heals all wounds, what are we to do with our scars?"--Page 4 of cover.

Crossroads

July 21, 2014
Cameron, Barbara, 1949-
Nashville, Tennessee : Abingdon Press, [2014]
pages cm.

A woman of fortune : a Texas gold novel

July 18, 2014
Gilbert, Kellie Coates.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2014]
331 pages ; 22 cm.
"Claire Massey's world is tuned upside down when her cattle broker husband is arrested for fraud. How will she respond when her security no longer rests in her checkbook?"- -- Provided by publisher.

When I fall in love

July 18, 2014
Warren, Susan May, 1966-
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2014]
xiv, 378 pages ; 21 cm.
When her family surprises her with a cooking retreat in Hawaii, Grace is pulled away from her predictable, safe life and thrown headfirst into the adventure of a lifetime. Max may make his living on the ice as a pro hockey player, but he feels most at home in the kitchen. Paired with Grace for a cooking competition, Max finds himself drawn to her passion, confidence, and perseverance. But just when Grace dares to dream of a future beyond her hometown, Max pulls away. If love means sacrificing her ideal happily ever after, Grace's faith will face its toughest test yet.

A match of wits

July 18, 2014
Turano, Jen.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2014]
348 pages ; 22 cm.
"Zayne and Agatha have always been a match in wits, but will unlikely circumstances convince them they could also be a match made in heaven as they return home to 1880s New York City?"-- Provided by publisher.

Secrets of Sloane House : Chicago World's Fair mystery

July 18, 2014
Gray, Shelley Shepard.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2014]
328 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes discussion questions and an excerpt from Deception at Sable Hill.
In order to find her sister who went missing while working as a maid for a prominent family in 1893 Chicago, Rosalind Perry hires on as the new housemaid for the same family.

The healer's touch

July 17, 2014
Copeland, Lori.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2014].
277 pages ; 22 cm
Lyric Bolton lives a life of isolation to care for her mother when Ian Cawley bursts into her life on a runaway stallion.

The Amish blacksmith

July 17, 2014
Clark, Mindy Starns.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2014]
334 pages ; 22 cm
Includes discussion questions.
Six years after the death of her mother in an accident, Priscilla Kinsinger returns to Lancaster County from Indiana, and her uncle asks his employee, blacksmith Jake Miller, to help Priscilla reconnect with community life.

Between us girls

July 17, 2014
John, Sally, 1951-
©2014
348 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes discussion questions on page 348.
Three women from different backgrounds learn acceptance and together make life easier for one another.

Fearless hope : a novel

July 11, 2014
Miller, Serena, 1950-
New York : Howard Books, 2014.
vii, 369 p. ; 22 cm.
When Hope, a young Amish widow, takes on the role of housekeeper for the New York crime writer who purchased her family's farm, the two discover they share a strange past and a burgeoning love.

The midwife

July 11, 2014
Petersheim, Jolina.
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2014]
xiv, 383 pages ; 21 cm
Includes an author interview and discussion questions.

All right here

July 11, 2014
Gardner, Carre Armstrong.
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, [2014]
393 pages ; 21 cm
Includes discussion questions.
"A Darling family novel"--Title page.
When Ivy Darling and her husband Nick temporarily foster three abandoned children from next door, Nick refuses to consider a more permanent arrangement until it slowly begins to dawn on him how much they mean to him.

Blind trust : a novel

July 11, 2014
Orchard, Sandra, author.
©2014
380 pages ; 22 cm.
Kate Adams had no idea she was carrying counterfeit money, and she can't believe that it came from her sweet neighbor. Determined to prove her neighbor's innocence, Kate stumbles into a pit of intrigue that is far deeper than a two-bit counterfeit operation-- and strikes too close to home for comfort. As family secrets come to light, her world begins to crumble.

The revealing : a novel

July 10, 2014
Fisher, Suzanne Woods.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2014]
324 pages ; 22 cm.
Naomi King--soft spoken, loyal, and easily overlooked--has a gift. She sees what others can't see. Intuition, she calls it. Others in Stoney Ridge don't know what to make of it and dismiss her hunches and inklings altogether. When a young woman arrives at the Inn at Eagle Hill with a shocking secret about Tobe Schrock, Naomi fears the worst. She can't ignore the feeling that something sinister's at work--something more than a threat to the tenuous love begun between Tobe and her.

Dare to love again : a novel

July 9, 2014
Lessman, Julie, 1950-
Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2014]
410 pages ; 22 cm.
Detective Nick Barone would rather do almost anything than teach petite socialite Allison McClare jiu-jitsu, but it seems he has little choice in the matter. Sparks fly every time the two meet until a grudging friendship develops into something deeper. But when Nick suddenly leaves town, Allison realizes he's a fraud just like all the rest of the men she's cared for. Does she dare love again?

Minding Molly

July 9, 2014
Gould, Leslie, 1962-
©2014
349 pages ; 22 cm.
"In this contemporary Amish romance, Molly Zook's latest attempt to control her fate backfires. Will she finally learn to trust God with her life--and with her future groom?"-- Provided by publisher.

My Amish boyfriend : a novel

July 9, 2014
Carlson, Melody.
Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2014]
265 pages ; 22 cm
Sixteen-year-old Shannon McNamara has exciting plans for the summer, and she can't wait to get to them. Unbeknownst to her, however, her widowed and ailing mother has plans of her own--to relocate them both to the heart of Amish country in Ohio where she has relatives who can look after her. Shannon quickly learns that living a "simple" life is actually a lot of hard work. But when a hot young Amish guy named Ezra enters the picture, she's ready to get an Amish makeover and even consider making it a permanent change. But does Ezra share her attraction? Will Shannon really make the jump into this new way of life? And will it be for the right reasons?

Jenny's Choice

July 9, 2014
Craig, Patrick E., 1947-
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2014]
329 pages ; 22 cm.
After the publication of her first book, widowed Jenny Hershberger is on the verge of success and possible romance, but when a conflict arises with the church elders, Jenny must ask herself how far she will go to pursue her dreams.

The miting : an Old Order Amish novel

July 9, 2014
Yoder, Dee (Deletha M.), author.
Grand Rapids, MI : Kregel Publications, [2014]
288 pages ; 22 cm
Leah is seventeen and Amish. Like many her age, she has lots of questions, but the temporary flight of freedom known as rumspringen is not the answer for her. She does not desire Englisher fashion, all-night parties, movies, or lots of boyfriends. Leah is seeking to understand her relationship with God, to deepen and broaden her faith by joining a Bible study hosted by an ex-Amish couple.

A mother's secret

July 9, 2014
Clipston, Amy.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2014]
xii, 300 pages ; 22 cm
Includes discussion questions.
Thirty-one-year-old Carolyn Lapp has never been married-but she's been a mother for fifteen years. In a community with strict standards and a long memory, Carolyn knows she might never find a man who will have her and her son, Benjamin.

Seeing your face again

July 9, 2014
Eicher, Jerry S.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2014]
338 pages ; 22 cm
New Amish convert Debbie Watson is crushed when her preferred suitor Alvin Knepp leaves the community for the city, leaving her to decide whether to accept brash Paul Wagler or wait in the hope that Alvin will return.

Promise to return : a novel

July 9, 2014
Younts, Elizabeth Byler.
New York : Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster ; 2013.
x, 298 pages ; 22 cm
"It's 1943, and Miriam Coblentz and Henry Mast are nearing their wedding day when the unthinkable happens--Henry is drafted. However, since he is a part of the pacifist Amish tradition, Henry is sent to a conscientious objector Civilian Public Service camp. When he leaves for the work camp, his gaping absence turns Miriam's life upside down. Little does she know it's only the beginning... When Henry returns home, he brings news that shakes Miriam and their Amish community to the core. Henry believes God has called him to enlist in the army and fight for his country, leaving her to make an important decision: whether to choose loyalty to the peaceful life she's always known or her love for Henry. Two worlds collide in this unforgettable debut novel, providing a fascinating and rare look into Amish culture during World War II. While Henry is battling enemies across the ocean, Miriam struggles between her devotion to Henry and her love of the Amish way of life. One question is at the bottom of it all: will she follow the rules of her religion or the leading of her heart?"-- Page [4] of cover.

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