New Arrivals · Christian Fiction

August 28, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The memory weaver : a novel

August 27, 2015
Kirkpatrick, Jane, 1946- author.
348 pages : map ; 22 cm
Eliza Spalding Warren was just a child when she was taken hostage by the Cayuse Indians during a massacre in 1847. Now the young mother of two children, Eliza faces a different kind of dislocation; her impulsive husband wants them to make a new start in another territory, which will mean leaving her beloved home and her departed mother's grave--and returning to the land of her captivity. Eliza longs to know how her mother, an early missionary to the Nez Perce Indians, dealt with the challenges of life with a sometimes difficult husband and with her daughter's captivity. When Eliza is finally given her mother's diary, she is stunned to find that her own memories are not necessarily the whole story of what happened. Can she lay the dark past to rest and move on? Or will her childhood memories always hold her hostage?

The photograph

August 26, 2015
Lewis, Beverly, 1949-
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
314 pages ; 23 cm
"In a 1980s Amish community, three sisters face a time of transition in their family, and each searches for a way to define her own future"-- Provided by publisher.

A heart's obsession

August 21, 2015
Coble, Colleen.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
183 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

A house divided

August 18, 2015
Whitlow, Robert, 1954- author.
456 pages ; 22 cm
Includes discussion questions.
Lawyer Corbin Gage's problem with alcohol wreaks havoc on his practice and his family relationships, even as he takes on a high stakes case involving two boys who were exposed to dangerous chemicals, against a prominent fertilizer company.

Price of privilege

August 18, 2015
Dotta, Jessica, author.
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, [2014]
451 pages ; 21 cm.
Julia Elliston discovers that she is an heiress and marries her childhood sweetheart, but her former ties to Chance Macy threaten her status when he claims she is legally married to him and Julia must turn to her father, Lord Pierson, for help.

Mark of distinction

August 18, 2015
Dotta, Jessica, author.
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2014]
437 pages ; 21 cm.
London is said to be the glittering jewel of society, a world unto itself--but to Julia Elliston it is a city of shadows. Her life is swiftly dissolving into scandal. And in Victorian society, even a whisper of scandal--substantiated or not--can be the death of a young woman's reputation. Now under the watchful eye of Lord Roy Pierson, one of the most influential men in England, Julia begrudgingly accepts his protection. But Chance Macy's power is far-reaching as well, and he is eager to assert his claim over her. Thrust into society as the Emerald Heiress, Julia is the toast of London, a celebrated curiosity. But in reality she's trapped between the clutches of two powerful men. Aided only by a gentleman whose intentions she prays she can trust, Julia must finally take control of her own fate--but outwitting one's foe rarely goes according to plan.

Broom and gloom

August 13, 2015
Barritt, Christy, author.
273 pages ; 22 cm
"Squeaky clean mysteries, book 9"--Title page.

The potter's lady

August 11, 2015
Miller, Judith, 1944-
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
326 pages ; 22 cm
"Refined by love"--Title page.
"Rose McKay has just graduated from the Philadelphia School of Design for Women and is now making every effort to succeed in the pottery business in post-Civil War West Virginia, including taking advice from her handsome competitor--but has she put her trust in the wrong man?"-- Provided by publisher.

The pilgrim

August 11, 2015
Bunn, T. Davis, 1952- author.
165 pages ; 23 cm
In his latest historical epic, worldwide bestselling author Davis Bunn takes readers on a journey through an ancient landscape. Travel with Empress Helena from Caesarea to Judea. Abandoned by her husband, in danger because of her faith, but with an implacable will to do what God calls her to, she takes a perilous pilgrimage. Along the way she meets those who would help her (the wizened and wise bishop Macarius; the rough-edged but kind-hearted sergeant Cratus; the young soldier Anthony, a man who has lost everything, including his faith) and those who would harm her (the menacing and murderous Roman assassin Severus). Miracles seem to follow this humble but determined woman as she wins many over to the faith, and changes lives forever--including her own. This unforgettable story of the discovery of the True Cross will thrill readers with its adventure, and with its vivid portrait of one of Christian history's most important women.

The curse of Crow Hollow

August 7, 2015
Coffey, Billy.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2015]
406 pages ; 21 cm
"Everyone in Crow Hollow knows of Alvaretta Graves, the old widow who lives in the mountain. Many call her a witch; others whisper she's insane. Everyone agrees the vengeance Alvaretta swore at her husband's death hovers over them all. That vengeance awakens when teenagers stumble upon Alvaretta's cabin, incurring her curse. Now a sickness moves through the Hollow. Rumors swirl that Stu Graves has risen for revenge. And the people of Crow Hollow are left to confront not only the darkness that lives on the mountain, but the darkness that lives within themselves"--Page 4 of cover.

War room : prayer is a powerful weapon ; a novelization

July 29, 2015
Fabry, Chris, 1961-
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2015]
404 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"Based on the screenplay by Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick."

Her brother's keeper : Amish secrets novel

July 29, 2015
Wiseman, Beth, 1962- author.
Nashville : Thomas Nelson, [2015]
xiii, 305 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
"Charlotte Dolinsky is not above playing dress-up and telling a few lies to find out what happened to her only brother. In fact, that is exactly what shes come to Lancaster County to do. Now, calling herself Mary and slipping on a kapp, Charlotte will lie her way into the confidence of anyone who knows why Ethan had to die. Unless she gets found out first"--Page 4 of cover.

Once upon a summertime : a New York City romance

July 29, 2015
Carlson, Melody, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
316 pages ; 22 cm.
Managing the Value Lodge in her hometown was not what Anna Gordon had in mind when she set out in the hospitality industry. But it's a safe choice for a woman whose childhood was anything but stable. Out of the blue, she gets a once-in-a-lifetime chance to reinvent herself by moving to New York City, where she hopes for a management position at a stylish new boutique hotel. The big city is full of surprises--not the least of which is Sean O'Neil. Her childhood crush has applied for the very same position! Sweet, romantic, and endlessly entertaining, this romp through the storied streets of New York City will enchant readers. Melody Carlson has created characters so charming that readers will long to meet them in the lobby of the stunning Rothsberg Hotel.

A blessing for Miriam

July 29, 2015
Eicher, Jerry S.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2015]
348 pages ; 22 cm.
As Miriam Yoder prepares for her wedding to Wayne Yutzy, beautiful Esther Swartz arrives in town, leaving Miriam trying not to let Esther's previous relationship with Wayne cloud her view of Wayne's devotion.


July 29, 2015
Dellosso, Mike.
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2015]
xiv, 381 pages ; 21 cm
Peter Ryan wakes up on a typical morning only to find his house empty, his wife and daughter nowhere to be found. His world is shattered after a phone call to a friend confirms the impossible: his wife and daughter died in a car accident he does not remember. Haunted by faint memories and flashes of details, Peter becomes convinced that something isn't right and begins to question reality. When he discovers a note in his daughter's handwriting, strange memories begin to surface that cause him to second-guess nearly everything he once believed. Suddenly armed men show up at Peter's home, turning the mysterious puzzle of his past into a dangerous game of cat and mouse. On the run and unsure whom to trust, Peter has to discover what's real and what isn't . . . before he loses everything.

Balm of Gilead : a healing grace novel

July 17, 2015
Senft, Adina, author.
New York : Faith Words, 2015.
298 pages ; 21 cm.
"The third installment in the Healing Grace series finds young Amish widow Sarah Yoder facing her greatest challenge--herself. Sarah Yoder hasn't seen Henry Byler since he became engaged to an English woman, which is best for her peace of mind. Since Henry never joined the Amish church, any relationship but a neighborly one is impossible. So she stays busy with her family, welcoming her son back from the ranch he's been working on in Colorado, doing a little matchmaking for her sister-in-law, and making the teas and tinctures that heal the members of her church. Then Henry seeks her out, desperate for a balm for his sensitive hands before his success as a potter is jeopardized, and Sarah must call on every ounce of strength to deny the cry of her heart. Yet there is Someone who just might have a special cure in mind-a healing balm with the power to change everything. But with Henry's wedding only weeks away, is it already too late?"-- Provided by publisher.

The midwife's tale

July 16, 2015
Parr, Delia, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, A division of Baker Publishing Group, 2015.
332 pages ; 22 cm.
"Originally published by St. Martin's Press in 2002 as A Place Called Trinity."
"In 1830s small-town Pennsylvania, midwife Martha Cade's world changes when she faces tense relationships, a new doctor in town whose arrival threatens her job, a town scandal, and an unexpected romance."-- Provided by publisher.

Stand your ground

July 16, 2015
Murray, Victoria Christopher, author.
New York : Touchstone, 2015.
xii, 347 pages ; 21 cm
Includes discussion questions.
"A novel"--Cover.
After a seventeen-year-old African American boy is shot dead by a white man, the boy's mother and the shooter's wife face difficulties.

Irish meadows

June 30, 2015
Mason, Susan Anne, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publisher Group, [2015]
375 pages ; 22 cm.
"At the renowned Irish Meadows horse farm in New York, 1911, sisters Brianna and Colleen O'Leary struggle to reconcile their own dreams with their father's plans for the farm and his demanding marriage expectations"-- Provided by publisher.

Crazy little thing called love : a destination wedding novel

June 29, 2015
Vogt, Beth K.
New York : Howard Books, 2015.
354 pages ; 22 cm


June 26, 2015
Cote, Lyn.
Carol Stream, Illinois. : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2015.
377 pages ; 21 cm.
United by a common foe Blessing Brightman and Gerard Ramsay are drawn together by an attraction neither can deny. Can two people worlds apart find love?

An Amish harvest

June 24, 2015
Davids, Patricia, author.
220 pages ; 17 cm.
"Love inspired inspirational romance"--Spine.
Nursing His Heart When Amish carpenter Samuel Bowman is injured in an accident, he fears he'll never see again. He's always provided for his family--and now that it's harvest season, the Bowmans are needed in the fields, not at his bedside. So when a young Amish widow becomes his nurse, Samuel expects Rebecca Miller to make his life easier. But his caregiver is bossy, outspoken and challenges him to move on with his life. Though Samuel's sight is in question, he can plainly see the woman he's come to care for won't let herself love again. Now it's Samuel's turn to heal her heart.

Until the harvest

June 16, 2015
Thomas, Sarah Loudin, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, A division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
301 pages ; 22 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
1970s West Virginia. When family tragedy derails Henry Phillips's college studies, the only things that can tamp down his grief are the family farm, his fiddle, and an unexpected friendship with sweet but unusual preteen Mayfair Hoffman. Unfortunately Mayfair's older sister, Margaret has a completely different effect. His grandmother's helper, she's always around, ready to push his buttons. As potential tragedy collides with growing hope, they discover the surprising ways healing finds us all.

Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor : a novel

June 15, 2015
Dobson, Melanie B., author.
New York : Howard Books, 2015.
339 pages : map ; 22 cm
"When Heather Toulson returns to her parents' cottage in the English countryside, she uncovers long-hidden secrets about her family history and stumbles onto the truth about a sixty-year-old murder"--Publisher.

Murder freshly baked

June 10, 2015
Chapman, Vannetta, author.
xi, 340 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Includes a reading group guide.
In the Amish artisan village of Middlebury, Indiana, poetic notes warning of poisoned baked goods begin appearing and village manager Amber decides to help the police find the culprit before he can strike.

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