New Arrivals · Christian Fiction

April 29, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A worthy heart

April 28, 2016
Mason, Susan Anne, author.
555 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Close to you : a novel

April 28, 2016
Isaac, Kara, author.
373 pages : map ; 22 cm
A disgraced scholar running from her past and an entrepreneur chasing his future find themselves thrown together--and fall in love--on a Tolkien tour of New Zealand.

Land of silence

April 28, 2016
Afshar, Tessa, author.
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2016]
390 pages ; 22 cm
Includes discussion questions
Elianna is a young girl crushed by guilt. After her only brother is killed while in her care, Elianna tries to earn forgiveness by working for her father’s textile trade and caring for her family. When another tragedy places Elianna in sole charge of the business, her talent for design brings enormous success, but never the absolution she longs for. As her world unravels, she breaks off her betrothal to the only man she will ever love. Then illness strikes, isolating Elianna from everyone, stripping everything she has left.

The magnolia duchess : a novel

April 25, 2016
White, Beth, 1957- author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2016]
347 pages ; 22 cm.
As the War of 1812 rages across the new United States, Fiona Lanier is devastated to learn that her brother has been captured and imprisoned by the British Navy. When she discovers a half-drowned British sailor on the shore at Navy Cove, she believes his self-proclaimed memory loss is a lie. Fiona and the sailor have to decide where their true loyalties lie when political allegiances collide with their growing regard for each other.

Silence in the dark : a novel

April 25, 2016
Bradley, Patricia (Educator), author.
Grand Rapids, MI : Published by Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2016]
347 pages ; 22 cm.

Reluctant duchess

April 14, 2016
White, Roseanna M., 1982- author.
393 pages ; 22 cm.
After a shocking attack, heiress Rowena Kinnaird feels betrayed by her family and the man she was to marry. She flees the Highlands, landing at the Duke of Nottingham's door. Rowena needs help but is hesitant to trust a flirt like Brice. Then she learns his life is also under threat. When her father locates her, can she and Brice find a way out of danger?

Danger in the shadows

April 14, 2016
Henderson, Dee.
312 pages ; 21 cm.
"Prequel to the O'Malley series"--Cover.
Hidden away in the witness protection program, Sara's terrified. She's falling in love with former pro football player Adam Black. FBI agent Dave Richman has his hands full keeping her safe from her sister's killer. When events bring Sara face-to-face with terror, will she rely on God for protection.

Counted with the stars

April 12, 2016
Cossette, Connilyn, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House Publishers, [2016]
345 pages ; 22 cm.
Sold into slavery by her father and forsaken by the man she was supposed to marry, young Egyptian Kiya must serve a mistress who takes pleasure in her humiliation. When terrifying plagues strike Egypt, Kiya is in the middle of it all. To save her older brother and escape the bonds of slavery, Kiya flees with the Hebrews during the Great Exodus. She finds herself utterly dependent on a fearsome God she's only just beginning to learn about, and in love with a man who despises her people. With everything she's ever known swept away, will Kiya turn back toward Egypt or surrender her life and her future to Yahweh?

Like never before

April 11, 2016
Tagg, Melissa, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2016]
346 pages ; 22 cm
Maple Valley, Iowa. Amelia Bentley's new life as a newspaper editor is shaken when the small-town paper is in danger of closing. Her one hope: a lead on an intriguing story that just might impress the new publisher... if only she knew who he was. Widowed speechwriter Logan Walker has the chance of a lifetime: a spot on a presidential campaign. When he finds out he's inherited his hometown newspaper he's intent on selling the paper and spending time with his young daughter. Logan finds himself helping Amelia chase her story-- and a series of leads on Maple Valley's quirky unsolved mystery is just the start of the sparks that fly in the office and in their hearts.

Code 13

April 8, 2016
Brown, Don, 1960- author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2016]
394 pages ; 22 cm.
"Includes discussion questions"--Back cover.
"A billion-dollar contract for the sale of drones to the Navy, the largest drone contract in history, puts two Navy JAG officers in the gun sights of a mysterious killer. Caroline is just getting her feet wet at the prestigious Code 13, but is thankful for at least one familiar face--old flame, PJ McDonald. He loops her into the assignment he is currently working on--the legality of a proposed drone-sharing contract with Homeland Security that would allow the sale of drones for domestic surveillance. The contractor wants a legal opinion clearing the contract for congressional approval. But the Mob wants the proposal dead-on-arrival. But when McDonald is gunned down in cold blood and a second JAG officer is killed, one thing becomes clear: Whoever is ordered to write the legal opinion on the drones has become a target. Which is exactly why Caroline goes to her commanding officer and volunteers to write the legal opinion herself. She is determined to avenge PJ's death, and trap the killer, even if that means making herself a target. It is a deadly game of Russian roulette for the sake of justice. But Caroline is determined to see it through, even if it costs her life"-- Provided by publisher.

A dream of miracles

April 8, 2016
Reid, Ruth, 1963- author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2016]
323 pages; 22 cm.
"Mattie is at opposition with Bo before they even meet. And the stirrings of love are overshadowed by the need for a miracle to heal a young boy"--Provided by publisher.

Hope in the land

April 6, 2016
Newport, Olivia, author.
316 pages ; 22 cm
When Henry Edison turns up in Lancaster County to survey farm women about their domestic contributions during the Great Depression, the last thing Amish housewife Gloria Grabill has time for is the government agent's questions. Gloria's hands are already full trying to balance farm life, with a husband, children, an extended family, in addition to an English neighbor, Minera Swain. While the Great Depression shadows the country in gloom, can Amish and English neighbors in Lancaster County grasp the goodness that will sustain hope?

The stubborn father

April 6, 2016
Brunstetter, Wanda E.
Uhrichsville, Ohio : Shiloh Run Press, an imprint of Barbour Publishing, Inc., [2016]
121 pages : genealogical table ; 19 cm.
Part 2 of 6 parts.

The rebel

April 5, 2016
Perry, Marta, author.
New York : Berkley Books, 2016.
xiv, 332 pages ; 21 cm.
"A young Amish woman must choose between the home she loves and the new horizons she craves just as her grandmother did years ago. Central Pennsylvania, current day. Restless and adventurous, Amish Barbie Lapp has been stepping out among the Englisch. Minister Benuel Kauffman doesn't approve of her choices, but he can't deny the positive influence Barbie has on his wayward teenage sister. As Barbie is drawn to the kindness beneath Benuel's gruff exterior, the mementos she finds in a dower chest given to her by her grandmother Elizabeth provide the insight she needs to decide whether to fully embrace the Amish way of life or leave it behind for forever. Lancaster County, 1960. As working farms for the Amish become more scarce, Elizabeth Lapp's husband, Reuben, tries to persuade her that they would be better off moving north. But the prospect of leaving her close-knit community of family and friends frightens Elizabeth. Can she muster enough love and faith to leap into a new life? Two women from one family, separated by decades, both find that the ultimate adventure takes place in the heart"-- Provided by publisher.

The calling

April 4, 2016
Dekker, Rachelle.
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2016]
xviii, 441 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
"A Seer novel"--Spine.
"Remko Brant had never been so sure of anything as escaping the Authority City with Carrington Hale. But bravado comes easy when you have nothing to lose. Now a husband, father, and the tactical leader of the Seers, Remko has never had so much at risk."--The publisher.

Brush of wings

March 30, 2016
Kingsbury, Karen, author.
326 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes reading group guide (pages [329-330]).
"A novel"--Dust jacket.
"Despite needing a heart transplant and against the advice of her doctor, Mary Catherine moves to Uganda to work at a new orphanage. Whatever time she has left, Mary Catherine wants to spend it helping children-- especially since there will be no children of her own. The only problem is Major League Baseball player Marcus Dillinger, the man she never meant to fall in love with. Neither Marcus nor Mary Catherine's other friends--Tyler Ames and Sami Dawson--know just how serious her heart condition is."-- Provided by publisher.

Just plain Sadie

March 30, 2016
Lillard, Amy, author.
New York, NY : Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2016]
330 pages ; 17 cm

Plain choice

March 25, 2016
Price, Sarah, 1969-
Grand haven, Michigan : Waterfall Press, 2016.
320 pages ; 21 cm
"Amanda's husband, Cuban pop star Alejandro, believed he was doing right by his wife when he left her on her parents' farm in the familiar shelter of Lancaster's Amish community. Amanda, however, has other ideas. Unwilling to sit idly by and hide from the paparazzi, she follows her husband to Europe for the start of his world tour to find out if their marriage can be saved once and for all. When the two reunite, it's plain to see that their love is stronger than their differences. But as they travel together, Amanda is surprised to discover that her own fame is beginning to match her husband's. Now she must struggle to bridge her Amish upbringing and a new, unasked-for role in the public eye. As other unexpected tensions challenge their bond, can Amanda and Alejandro keep their promises and make space for her faith, his fame and a growing love?"

An unbroken heart

March 25, 2016
Fuller, Kathleen.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2016]
viii, 293 pages ; 22 cm
"After an accident takes the lives of her parents and leaves Joanna Schrock injured, she must overcome her grief in order to open her heart to healing, forgiveness, and love. Joanna Schrock returns home after a long stint in a physical rehabilitation center, but everything is different. Her parents have died, her sister is married, and she is having to learn to walk again with the help of her crutches. The one thing that hasn't changed is Andrew Beiler. He is still trying to court her, to win her heart, despite the fact that she does not deserve his attention. After all, she should have been the one to die in that accident, not her parents. Andrew knows Joanna is worth fighting for, if only she could see it for herself. The woman he fell in love with--the one who also fell in love with him--is still in there, he's sure about it. And if he has to meet her down in her dark valley to help her find her way out, he will do so gladly. When the police finally catch and arrest the man responsible for the accident, Joanna must face not only the man who caused the greatest tragedy in her life, but also her own inner demons. If she can find it in herself to forgive the man behind the wheel, can she finally find forgiveness for herself for surviving? And open her heart to the love she's been denying herself?"-- Provided by publisher.

Sit, stay, love

March 21, 2016
Mentink, Dana, author.
Eugene Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2016]
217 pages ; 21 cm
"Take one abrasive professional athlete, a quirky out-of-work schoolteacher, and an overweight geriatric dog, and you're ready for a lesson in love...Tippy style. Pro baseball pitcher Cal Crawford is not a dog guy. When he inherits his deceased mother's elderly dog, Tippy, he's quick to call on a pet-sitting service. Gina isn't thrilled to be a dog sitter when her aspirations lie in the classroom. Furthermore, she can't abide the unfriendly Cal, a man with all the charm of a wet towel. But with no other prospects and a deep love for all things canine, she takes the job caring for Tippy. As Gina travels through Cal's world with Tippy in tow, she begins to see Cal in a different light. Gina longs to show Cal the God-given blessings in his life that have nothing to do with baseball or fame. When her longing blooms into attraction, Gina does her best to suppress it. But Cal is falling in love with her too... Discover the charming story of Tippy, the dog who brought a family together."-- Provided by publisher.

Rise of the fallen

March 18, 2016
Black, Chuck.
Colorado Springs, Colorado : Multnomah Books, 2015.
xiv, 300 pages ; 21 cm.
Validus, the only angel standing in the way of the demonic Fallen, has risen to a position of power and respect but is pushed beyond his abilities when he is assigned to protect one unbelieving man, Drew Carter, racing against time to discover why Drew is so important to humanity's survival.

The atonement

March 15, 2016
Lewis, Beverly, 1949- author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2016]
325 pages ; 23 cm
"An Amishwoman who has given up hope of marriage seeks to redeem the guilt from her past by volunteering her time in Lancaster County, and a young Englisher interested in the self-sufficiency of the Amish seeks mentorship from her father"-- Provided by publisher.


March 15, 2016
Andrews, Mesu, 1963- author.
Colorado Springs, Colorado : WaterBrook Press, 2016.
374 pages ; 21 cm.
"In a time where El Shaddai revealed Himself in a powerful way, Miriam invites readers to experience through the eyes of an unusual, faithful servant"-- Provided by publisher.

Annabel Lee : a Coffey & Hill novel

March 14, 2016
Nappa, Mike, 1963-
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2016]
363 pages ; 22 cm

The English son

March 9, 2016
Brunstetter, Wanda E.
124 pages : genealogical table ; 19 cm.

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