New Arrivals · Christian Fiction

May 28, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A daughter's dream

May 27, 2016
Gray, Shelley Shepard, author.
New York, NY : Avon Inspire, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
238, 18 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes "P.S.: insights, interviews, and more", with discussion questions, a recipe, an interview with the author, and a preview of A Sister's Wish, the next book in the Charmed Amish Life series.
In Shelley Shepard Gray's second book in her Charmed Amish Life series, a young teacher and farmer discover they have much in common, especially when it comes to healing old wounds from the past.

The alliance : a novel

May 24, 2016
Petersheim, Jolina, author.
©2016
xii, 371 pages ; 22 cm

Murder comes by mail

May 23, 2016
Gabhart, Ann H., 1947- author.
©2016
346 pages ; 22 cm
"Deputy Sheriff Michael Keane doesn't particularly enjoy being touted as the hero of Hidden Springs after pulling a suicidal man back from the edge of the Eagle River bridge in front of dozens of witnesses--a few of whom caught the breathtaking moments with their cameras. But the media hype doesn't last long as a new story pushes its way into the public consciousness of Hidden Springs' concerned citizens. Photos of a dead girl arrive in the mail, and Michael becomes convinced she was murdered by the man he saved. With a killer one step ahead, things in Hidden Springs begin to unravel. Now Michael must protect the people he loves--because the killer could be targeting one of them next"-- Back cover.

The Amish firefighter

May 20, 2016
Hilton, Laura V., 1963- author.
©2016
269 pages ; 22 cm
"Just as a friendship begins to grow between Greta Miller and Josh Yoder, danger and scandal pull Greta away from the Amish, leaving her rejected by those she loves and seeking to prove her innocence"-- Provided by publisher.

Someone like you

May 13, 2016
Bylin, Victoria, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2016]
349 pages ; 22 cm
When new Christian and single mom Julia Dare's event planning business brings her to the Caliente Springs resort, she finds that her college sweetheart Zeke Monroe is managing the place.

Her one and only : a novel

May 13, 2016
Wade, Becky, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2016]
390 pages ; 22 cm
When NFL star Gray Fowler is assigned a bodyguard out of concern over death threats, he is indignant to find that his protector is a woman half his size, but he soon discovers that former marine Dru Porter is very capable as danger surrounds them both.

Which way home?

May 12, 2016
Byler, Linda, author.
©2016
356 pages ; 22 cm.
"Born a Native American, but brought up Amish, Hester Zug, at age 20, flees her Amish home. Her father's too-tender care of her has made her stepmother wildly jealous, and so Hester sets off, knowing only that she can't stay. Hester's natural instincts for navigating the forests in colonial Pennsylvania along with the book of medicines and remedies given to her by an aged Native American woman allow her to survive until she gets sick from drinking river water. Twice rescued--first by matronly Indian women who find her unconscious in the woods, and then by a boy in downtown Lancaster, where she'd been left for dead by the dreaded Paxton boys-Hester finds herself in the kind, if rough, hands of Emma Ferree. Because of her wide heart, Ferree, a widow, offers her home to fugitives. The dazzlingly beautiful Hester eventually marries an Amish man, who is more in love with the way she looks than with her heart and mind. And when that childless marriage falters, she is met one day in the fields by Running Bear, a Native American brave who has watched her for years. He asks her to marry him, giving her until wintertime to decide. Belonging in part to two worlds, but experiencing a subtle yet clear rejection from both, Hester comes to wish that her Amish mother, Kate, had never rescued her. Author Linda Byler shows the lovely and enduring Hester caring for others as the Amish do, with the use of Native American remedies and tinctures from the old woman's book. Her practices raise accusations of witchcraft from the very people she sets out to help. Byler, an active member of the Amish, centers this second book in the Hester's Hunt for Home series on two anguishing questions: Where is Hester's heart most at home? And can she ever be married happily?"-- Provided by publisher.

Secrets over sweet tea : a novel

May 12, 2016
Jones, Denise Hildreth, 1969-
Carol Stream, Ill. : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., ©2013.
396 pages ; 21 cm
"Secrets can be funny things. We think they keep us safe, but more often than not, they spill out when we least expect and make a mess out of everything. It's a truth Scarlett Jo Newberry knows all too well--a truth Grace Shepherd and Zach Craig are about to learn the hard way. As the lives of this boisterous pastor's wife, polished news anchor, and beleaguered divorce attorney intersect in the tree-lined streets of Franklin, Tennessee, scandal threatens to topple their carefully constructed worlds. Grasping at survival, they embark on a journey of friendship and courage, desperate to find a way back to laughter, love, and life"--Page 4 of cover.

Traces of guilt

May 11, 2016
Henderson, Dee, author.
Bloomington, Minnesota : Bethany House Publishers, [2016]
389 pages ; 22 cm
"An Evie Blackwell cold case"--Cover.
Gabriel Thane is the sheriff and lifetime resident of Carin County Illinois, committed to upholding the law and keeping the residents safe. Lieutenant Evie Blackwell is a State Police Detective skilled at investigations. She launches a new task force to reexamine unsolved crimes across the state. She begins work with the sheriff's department on a few of its most troubling missing-persons cases, a deputy, his wife and eleven-year old son's disappearance, and in an unrelated case involving a six-year-old girl abducted from a hotel. As she examines old evidence, she finds a connection to a third cold case.

A worthy heart

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

Close to you : a novel

April 28, 2016
Isaac, Kara, author.
©2016
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.
©2016
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.
©1999
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.
©2016
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.
©2016
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.

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