New Arrivals · Christian Fiction

November 15, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Room for hope : a novel

November 14, 2017
Sawyer, Kim Vogel, author.
Colorado Springs, Colorado : WaterBrook Press, 2016.
342 pages ; 21 cm
"1930's Kansas, and the family Neva Shilling never expected to raise: her husband's other family"-- Provided by publisher.

Gathering the threads

November 14, 2017
Woodsmall, Cindy, author.
©2017
xi, 340 pages ; 21 cm.
"Finally back in the Old Order Amish world she loves, Will Ariana's new perspectives draw her family closer together-- or completely rip them apart? After months away in the English world, Ariana Brenneman is overjoyed to be in the Old Order Amish home where she was raised. Yet her excitement is mixed with an unexpected apprehension as she reconciles all she's learned from her biological parents with the uncompromising teachings of her Plain community. Although her childhood friend, ex-Amish Quill Schlabach, hopes to help her navigate her new role amongst her people, Ariana's Dad doesn't understand why his sweet daughter is suddenly questioning his authority. What will happen if she sows seeds of unrest and rebellion in the entire family? Meanwhile, Skylar Nash has finally found her place among the large Brenneman family, but Ariana's arrival threatens to unravel Skylar's new identity--and her sobriety. Both Ariana and Skylar must discover the true cords that bind a family and community together and grasp tight the One who holds their authentic identities close to His heart. Gathering the Threads is the third and final novel in The Amish of Summer Grove series"-- Provided by publisher.

Love held captive

November 8, 2017
Gray, Shelley Shepard, author.
©2017
328 pages ; 22 cm.
"Major Ethan Kelly has never been able to absolve himself of the guilt he feels for raiding a woman’s home shortly before he was taken prisoner during the Civil War. He is struggling to get through each day until he once again crosses paths with Lizbeth Barclay—the very woman he is trying to forget. Life after the war is not much different for former Captain Devin Monroe until he meets Julianne VanFleet. He knows she is the woman he’s been waiting for, but he struggles to come to terms with the sacrifices she made to survive the war. When Ethan and Devin discover that their former colonel, Adam Bushnell, is responsible for both Lizbeth’s and Julianne’s pain, they call on their former fellow soldiers to hunt him down. As the men band together to earn the trust of the women they love, Lizbeth and Julianne seek the justice they deserve in a country longing to heal."

Relentless : Redeemed series book 1

November 8, 2017
Haley, Patricia, author.
©2014
296 pages ; 21 cm.
Attorney Maxwell Montgomery has amassed a long list of legal victories in the war he's waged against corruption and religious hypocrisy, single-handedly bringing down one of the most popular churches in Philadelphia. He is determined to be successful, powerful, and rich enough to never end up like his father, and never to need God or the church. No one is immune from his vengeful pursuit--or so he believes.

Lady Jayne disappears

November 2, 2017
Politano, Joanna Davidson, 1982- author.
Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
411 pages ; 22 cm
When Aurelie Harcourt's father dies in debtor's prison, he leaves her just two things: his wealthy family, whom she has never met, and his famous pen name, Nathaniel Droll. Her new family greets her with apathy and even resentment. Only the quiet houseguest, Silas Rotherham, welcomes her company. When Aurelie decides to complete her father's unfinished serial novel, writing the family into the story as unflattering characters, she must keep her identity as Nathaniel Droll hidden while searching for the truth about her mother's disappearance--and perhaps even her father's death. Author Joanna Davidson Politano's stunning debut set in Victorian England will delight readers with its highly original plot, lush setting, vibrant characters, and reluctant romance.

Blind spot

October 31, 2017
Pettrey, Dani, author.
©2017
331 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: Still life.
When FBI agent Declan Grey's investigation of a terrorist cell leads him to an insular immigrant community, he turns to crisis counselor Tanner Shaw for help in stopping a deadly plot.

A letter from Lancaster county

October 27, 2017
Lloyd, Kate.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2017]
331 pages ; 22 cm
"When a letter arrives from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Angela and Rose decide to visit Aunt Sylvia, their mother's Mennonite sister, in the heart of Amish country. This vacation could provide the opportunity both sisters need to sort out their issues. And yet instead of finding a new way of connecting with each other, Angela and Rose discover surprising family secrets that add to their strife and threaten Rose's romance with a new beau. Through it all, the two sisters must find the faith necessary to face their personal problems and allow God to restore hope and healing to their hearts and relationship as only He can"-- Provided by publisher.

A plain and sweet Christmas romance collection

October 27, 2017
Uhrichsville, Ohio : Barbour Books, an imprint of Barbour Publishing, Inc., [2017]
445 pages ; 21 cm.
A crossroad to love / Lauralee Bliss -- Simple gifts / Ramona K. Cecil -- A Christmas prayer / Dianne Christner -- Treasure of the heart / Melanie Dobson -- Love is forever / Jerry Eicher -- Love's pure light / Olivia Newport -- Pirate of my heart / Rachael O. Phillips -- Equally yoked / Claire Sanders -- Abigail's Christmas candles / Anna Schmidt.

If we make it home : a novel of faith and survival in the Oregon wilderness

October 16, 2017
Nelson, Christina Suzann, author.
©2017
272 pages ; 22 cm.
"When four college friends graduated from the University of Northwest Oregon, their lives stretched before them, full of promise and vows to stay connected. But life has a way of derailing well-laid plans. Now they haven't spoken in twenty-five years. But against all odds, three of them have found themselves back in the same place-- at their alma mater, wondering how they got there. When they discover their fourth friend, Hope, has died, Jenna, Ireland, and Vicky decide to embark on a wilderness adventure to honor her memory-- and for secret reasons of their own. Jenna wants to show her husband that she's more than a helpless, overweight, middle-aged empty nester. Ireland wants to get back to the nature she loves and hide from the charges being pressed against her. And Vicky wants to show she cares for something besides her ministry-- and put off the disaster waiting at home for as long as possible. They never bargained for the dangers they face in an unforgiving wilderness. Now they'll have to work together if they hope to make it home alive. While the three women fight to survive the elements, their toughest battles may be with themselves" -Amazon.com.

A plain leaving

October 12, 2017
Gould, Leslie, 1962- author.
©2017
344 pages ; 22 cm.
At age twenty, Jessica Bachman left her two beloved sisters and her Amish community after clashing with the new bishop about her role in the family and the future of their farm. She tried to convince Silas Kemp, who'd been courting her for two years, to join her, but when he said no, she fled anyway. Three years later, she returns home for the first time since leaving Lancaster to attend her father's funeral. Her arrival back revives all sorts of emotions--yearnings and sorrows alike. Jessica knows things will never return to how they were. But in seeing Silas again, she can't help but wonder what might have been. Struggling to decide where her next step should take her, she learns the story of a Revolutionary War-era ancestor that echoes her own choices. Will Jessica leave her family and community forever, or is there peace and healing and love yet to come?

The Amish Christmas candle

October 5, 2017
New York : Kensington Books, 2017.
295 pages ; 21 cm
Snow Shine on Ice Mountain / Kelly Long -- A Honeybee Christmas / Jennifer Beckstrand -- The Christmas Candle / Lisa Jones Baker.
At the heart of winter's darkness is the joyous glow of the Christmas season. In this love-filled holiday collection, warm yourself with the peaceful light of Plain gifts. SNOW SHINE ON ICE MOUNTAIN Kelly Long When staid Naomi Gish's mischievous father hires strapping Gray Fisher at their candle shop for the season, she's positive the old man has an ulterior motive. She doesn't need help but as Gray learns the craft of candle making, Naomi learns that love is not only possible, but God's most precious gift. A HONEYBEE CHRISTMAS Jennifer Beckstrand Of all the sacrifices Bitsy Kiem made to raise her three nieces Amish, giving up her Englisch life was the only thing she missed. With the girls married now, she has a chance to kick up her heels this Christmas unless widowed Yost Weaver can convince her that Plain love is a flame that will never go out. THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE Lisa Jones Baker Blessing those in need at Christmastime is one of Lydia's favorite traditions. But without her newly married sister's help this year, the task seems daunting until handsome Mennonite John King shows her that hands joined to do good may unite hearts, as well."

Providence : Hannah's journey

October 4, 2017
Britton, Barbara M., author.
©2015
246 pages ; 21 cm
"When the prophet of Israel refuses to heal her, Hannah flees Jerusalem and is captured by an enemy with a curse all his own"-- Cover.

Justice buried

October 2, 2017
Bradley, Patricia (Educator), author.
Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
374 pages ; 22 cm.
In an effort to get her security consulting business off the ground, Kelsey Allen has been spending a lot of time up in the air, rappelling down buildings and climbing through windows to show business owners their vulnerabilities to thieves. When she is hired to pose as a conservator at the Pink Palace Museum in order to test their security weaknesses after some artifacts go missing, she's ecstatic. But when her investigative focus turns from theft to murder, Kelsey knows she's out of her league--and possibly in the cross hairs.

When the bishop needs an alibi

October 2, 2017
Chapman, Vannetta, author.
©2017
338 pages ; 22 cm.
"Amish bishop Henry Lapp eagerly awaits the annual arrival of 20,000 sandhill cranes to the San Luis Valley of Colorado. But his visit to the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge reveals more than just a miracle of God's creation. Hidden among the bulrushes and cattails is the body of Sophia Johnson--one of Monte Vista's newest residents and a waitress at the local diner. As the local authorities attempt to unravel the mystery, Henry finds himself drawn to the young woman's family and once again feels God's calling to use his extraordinary talent to aid in the investigation. His ability to draw from memory in photographic detail could help solve the case. It might also put Henry and those he loves in the direct path of a killer willing to do anything it takes to cover up a brutal crime. What happens when Henry embraces his gift and trusts in God's protection, knowing that danger could be lurking close by?"-- Provided by publisher.

All she left behind

September 29, 2017
Kirkpatrick, Jane, 1946- author.
Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
343 pages ; 21 cm
Well-versed in the natural healing properties of herbs and oils, Jennie Pickett longs to become a doctor. But the Oregon frontier of the 1870s doesn't approve of such innovations as women attending medical school. To support herself and her young son, Jennie cares for an elderly woman. When her patient dies, Jennie discovers that her heart has become entangled with the woman's widowed husband, a man many years her senior. Their unlikely romance will lead her to discover where healing truly lives.

To wager her heart

September 25, 2017
Alexander, Tamera, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2017]
372 pages ; 23 cm.
"The third and final installment in the bestselling Belle Meade Novels collection!"-- Provided by publisher.

Building Benjamin : Naomi's journey

September 22, 2017
Britton, Barbara M., author.
©2016
227 pages ; 20 cm
"Naomi desires to dance well enough to catch the eye of a wealthy landowner. Her father needs a substantial bride price due to the deaths of her brothers at the hands of the tribe of Benjamin. But when Benjamites raid the Ephraimite feast and capture young girls, Naomi is bound and carried from her home by Eliab, a troubled shepherd who needs a wife. As Naomi awaits rescue, she finds Eliab has a strong faith in God and a just reason for abducting her. A reason that affects all the tribes of Israel. The future of the tribe of Benjamin hangs in the balance, but if Naomi follows her heart and stays with Eliab to rebuild his lineage, she must forfeit her family and become a traitor to her own tribe." -- From publisher's description.

The Christmas admirer

September 21, 2017
Hilton, Laura V., 1963- author.
New Kensington, PA : Whitaker House, [2017]
249 pages ; 22 cm.
"Angry and frustrated with her father for remarrying, Susanna realizes she's left with three options: one, go with Daed to his new home with a new mom; two, stay in Jamesport, Missouri, as an old maid; or, three, the best yet, flush out her mysterious secret admirer"-- Provided by publisher.

These healing hills

September 20, 2017
Gabhart, Ann H., 1947- author.
Grand Rapids, MI : Published by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
360 pages ; 22 cm
"Francine Howard has her life all mapped out until the soldier she planned to marry at WWII's end writes to tell her he's in love with a woman in England. Devastated, Francine seeks a fresh start in the Appalachian Mountains, training to be a nurse midwife for the Frontier Nursing Service. Deeply affected by the horrors he witnessed at war, Ben Locke has never thought further ahead than making it home to Kentucky. His future shrouded in as much mist as his beloved mountains, he's at a loss when it comes to envisioning what's next for his life. When Francine's and Ben's paths intersect, it's immediately clear that they are from different worlds and value different things. But love has a way of healing old wounds...and revealing tantalizing new possibilities"--Back cover.

Rule of law

September 20, 2017
Singer, Randy (Randy D.), author.
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2017]
xii, 460 pages ; 23 cm.
For the members of SEAL Team Six, it was a rare mission ordered by the president, monitored in real time from the Situation Room. The Houthi rebels in Yemen had captured an American journalist and a member of the Saudi royal family. Their executions were scheduled for Easter Sunday. The SEAL team would break them out. But when the mission results in spectacular failure, the finger-pointing goes all the way to the top. Did the president play political games with the lives of . US service members? Paige Chambers, a determined young lawyer, has a very personal reason for wanting to know the answer. The case she files will polarize the nation and test the resiliency of the Constitution. The stakes are huge, the alliances shaky, and she will be left to wonder if the saying on the Supreme Court building still holds true. Equal justice under law. It makes a nice motto. But will it work when one of the most powerful people on the planet is also a defendant?

A time to stand

September 20, 2017
Whitlow, Robert, 1954- author.
©2017
399 pages ; 23 cm
"In a small Georgia town where racial tensions run high and lives are at stake, can one lawyer stand up for justice against the tide of prejudice on every side? Adisa Johnson, a young African American attorney, is living her dream of practicing law with a prestigious firm in downtown Atlanta. Then a split-second mistake changes the course of her career. Left with no other options, Adisa returns to her hometown where a few days earlier a white police officer shot an unarmed black teen who is now lying comatose in the hospital. Adisa is itching to jump into the fight as a special prosecutor, but feels pulled to do what she considers unthinkable--defend the officer. As the court case unfolds, everyone in the small community must confront their own prejudices. Caught in the middle, Adisa also tries to chart her way along a path complicated by her budding relationship with a charismatic young preacher who leads the local movement demanding the police officer answer for his crime. This highly relevant and gripping novel challenges us to ask what it means to forgive while seeking justice, to pursue reconciliation while loving others as ourselves"-- Provided by publisher.

Cherished Mercy

September 13, 2017
Peterson, Tracie, author.
©2017
310 pages ; 23 cm.
The Inspiring Conclusion to Tracie Peterson's Heart of the Frontier Series Mercy Flanagan survived the Whitman Massacre as a child, and now her heart's cry is for peace between the native peoples and the white settlers inhabiting Oregon Territory. Unfortunately, most of the settlers would rather the tribes were removed from the land completely, one way or the other, and tensions are rising. Mercy has grown tired of Oregon City and feels that she has a larger purpose in life, so when she learns that family friend Eletta Browning is pregnant, she travels south to the Rogue River Valley to help. At the Rogue River Mission, Mercy meets Eletta's brother-in-law, Adam, who has suffered a broken engagement. Mercy finds him attractive, but Adam seems determined to focus on ministering to the local tribes and keeps Mercy at arm's length. When tragedy strikes and tensions in the territory reach the boiling point, Mercy is pushed to the limit of her strength. She and Adam must rely on their firm faith in God in order to make it out alive.

To be where you are

September 12, 2017
Karon, Jan, 1937- author.
©2017
450 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Map on endpapers.
"After twelve years of wrestling with the conflicts of retirement, Father Tim Kavanagh realizes he doesn't need a steady job to prove himself. Then he's given one--but what, exactly, does it prove? Meanwhile, newly married Dooley and Lace face a crisis that empties their bank account and turns their household upside down. Is the honeymoon over? Is this where real life begins? As the Mitford Muse editor stumbles on a quick fix for marital woes and the town grocer falls in love for the first time, Father Tim and Cynthia receive an invitation to yet another family wedding. But perhaps the bottom line is this: While a star blinks out in the Mitford firmament, another soon blinks on at Meadowgate, and four-year-old Jack Tyler looks forward to the biggest day of his life--for now and forever. Jan Karon weaves together the everyday lives of two families, and the cast of characters that readers around the world now love like kin"-- Provided by publisher.

The proving

August 30, 2017
Lewis, Beverly, 1949- author.
©2017
342 pages ; 23 cm
After five years as an Englisher, Amanda Dienner is shocked to learn her mother has passed away and left her Lancaster County's most popular Amish bed-and-breakfast. What's more, the inn will only truly be hers if Mandy can successfully run it for twelve months. Reluctantly, Mandy accepts the challenge, no matter that it means facing the family she left behind--or that the inn's clientèle expect an Amish hostess! Can Mandy fulfill the terms of her inheritance, or will this prove a dreadful mistake?

The promise of a letter

August 24, 2017
Fuller, Kathleen, author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2017]
xii, 305 pages ; 22 cm.
Roman is on the verge of leaving the Amish ways; he longs to do something more with his life. When his prospects outside of the community dwindle, he decides to reconcile with his brother in Birch Creek, the last wish of his beloved grandmother, from her final letter to him. Leanna Chupp has always made her own way; she's called unconventional-- strange, even-- but is happy, content being single. Neither Roman and Leanna fit squarely within the strictures of the Amish faith, but their differences could be the very thing to help them form a deeper connection to their community and to each other.

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