New Arrivals · Christian Fiction

September 30, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Son of a preacherman : a novel

September 29, 2015
Banks, Marlene.
Chicago : Moody Publishers, c2012.
345 p. ; 21 cm.
Billy Ray Matthias, the new pastor's son, falls for Benjamina Freeman, heiress to one of the most successful African American families in the Midwest, in a romance set in the midst of the Tulsa Race Riots.

A.D. 33 : a novel

September 28, 2015
Dekker, Ted, 1962-
New York : Center Street, 2015.
354 pages : map ; 24 cm
"New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker delivers the gripping story of Maviah, a slave who becomes a queen in Arabia, A.D. 33. They call her the Queen of the Outcasts. Maviah, a woman whose fate was sealed on her birth by this world-unwanted, illegitimate, female, a slave-subject to the whims of all. But then she met a man named Yeshua who opened her eyes. She found strength in his words, peace from the brutal word around her. Because of what he taught her, she has gathered her own traveling kingdom of outcasts deep in the desert, wielding an authority few have seen. But when her growing power threatens the rulers around her, they set out to crush all she loves, leaving her reeling as a slave once more. She must find Yeshua to save her people, but when she does, she will be horrified to discover that he faces his own death. Enter a story full of intrigue, heart-wrenching defeat, uncompromising love and staggering victory-one that re-examines everything you thought you knew about the heart of Jesus's stunning message and the power that follows for those who follow his easily forgotten way. "-- Provided by publisher.

A heart's obsession

September 23, 2015
Coble, Colleen, author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson Inc. , [2015]
102 pages ; 22 cm.
When Sarah Montgomery's father succumbs to his long illness, Sarah is faced with a life-altering choice : submit to her brother's will and marry the deceptive Ben Croftner, or escape through the dangerous American West to reclaim the heart of her beloved Rand Campbell at Fort Laramie, Wyoming. From captivity in her family's home, Sarah makes her decision, and begins the perilous journey to Wyoming by train.

When love returns : a novel

September 22, 2015
Sawyer, Kim Vogel.
Colorado Springs, Colorado : Waterbrook Press, 2015.
342 pages ; 21 cm.
Includes readers guide.
When Suzanne returns to the Old Order Mennonite community from which she was sent away as a pregnant teenager, she rebuilds relationships with family and the father of her biological daughter, while her adopted daughter seeks out her own birth parents.

Come rain or come shine : a Mitford novel

September 16, 2015
Karon, Jan, 1937-
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2015]
287 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
"Over the course of twelve Mitford novels, fans have kept a special place in their hearts for Dooley Kavanagh, first seen in At Home in Mitford as a barefoot, freckle-faced boy in filthy overalls. Now, Father Tim Kavanagh's adopted son has graduated from vet school and opened his own animal clinic. Since money will be tight for a while, maybe he and Lace Harper, his once and future soul mate, should keep their wedding simple. So the plan is to eliminate the cost of catering and do potluck. Ought to be fun. An old friend offers to bring his well-known country band. Gratis. And once mucked out, the barn works as a perfect venue for seating family and friends. Piece of cake, right?" -- provided by publisher.

A wedding at the Orange Blossom Inn

September 16, 2015
Gray, Shelley Shepard, author.
New York, NY : Avon Inspire, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
259, 16 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
Emma Keim was heartbroken when her husband Sanford passed away, leaving her to raise three young daughters alone. In the years since, her relatives have made it no secret that they expect Emma to remain a widow, mourning Sanford indefinitely. But when she meets Jay Hilty, a widower with three young sons of his own, Emma is delighted to have a new friend who understands her struggles. And it doesn’t hurt that he’s also handsome and kind. Still, Emma is dismayed that her family is so opposed to their friendship and the idea of it ever becoming anything more. She honors her husband’s memory every day, but is she destined to be alone forever? Jay knows that few people his age understand what it’s like to lose a spouse, and Emma’s gentleness with his boys stirs something in his heart that’s been quiet for far too long. But when Jay’s oldest son becomes engaged to a local woman, suddenly Jay, Emma, and their children are swept up in wedding preparations. Witnessing his son’s joy, Jay wonders if it’s time for him to move forward, too, and find happiness again. Jay wants to court Emma in earnest, but Emma’s relatives remain troubled by the prospect of her moving on. Once again, love has come to Pinecraft. But can these two parties of four become a happy, healthy family of eight?

A home for his family

September 16, 2015
Drexler, Jan.
New York, NY : Love Inspired Books, 2015.
280 p. ; 17 cm.
"Inspirational historical romance"--Spine.
"Nate Colby came to the Dakota Territory to start over, not to look for a wife. He'll raise his orphaned nieces and nephew on his own, even if pretty schoolteacher Sarah MacFarland's help is a blessing. But Nate resists getting too close-Sarah deserves better than a man who only brings trouble to those around him. Sarah can't deny she cares for the children, but she can't let herself fall for Nate. Her childhood as an orphan taught her that opening her heart to love only ends in hurt. Yet helping this ready-made family set up their ranch only makes her long to be a part of it-whatever the risk"--P. [4] of cover.

Eve : a novel

September 15, 2015
Young, William P., author.
New York : Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2015.
303 pages ; 23 cm
"When a shipping container washes ashore on an island between our world and the next, John the Collector finds a young woman inside--broken, frozen, and barely alive. With the aid of Healers and Scholars, John oversees her recovery and soon discovers her genetic code connects her to every known human race. She is a girl of prophecy and no one can guess what her survival will mean... No one but Eve, Mother of the Living, who calls her "daughter," and invites her to witness the truth about her story--indeed, the truth about us all."-- Provided by publisher.

Ties that bind

September 14, 2015
Woodsmall, Cindy, author.
Colorado Springs, Colorado : WaterBrook Press, [2015]
342 pages ; 21 cm.
"An Old Order Amish young woman and an unsuspecting college student are on a collision course that neither could have foreseen"-- Provided by publisher.

Falling like snowflakes

September 11, 2015
Hunter, Denise, 1968-
Nashville, TN : Thomas Nelson, [2015]
x, 339 pages ; 21 cm.
"When the Christmas season finds Eden in Summer Harbor, Maine, she's on the run from trouble. Romance is the last thing on her mind. Riding in a bus in the thickly falling snow, Eden Davis wonders how it ever came to this -- fleeing under cover of night with young Micah sleeping fitfully in the seat beside her. When a winter storm strands them in Summer Harbor, Maine, Eden wonders if what might have been the end could be a new beginning. Beau Callahan is a habitual problem-solver. He's recently left his job with the sheriff's department to take over the family Christmas tree farm to save it from insolvency. But he's flummoxed. During the busiest season of the year, he's shorthanded. Then Eden shows up looking for work, and Beau believes he's been rescued. Competent, smart, and beautiful, Eden's also guarded and quiet. He soon figures out she comes with a boatload of secrets. But Beau can't seem to help himself from falling for her. As Christmas Eve approaches, Beau discovers he'll do anything to keep Eden safe. But who's going to protect his heart from a woman who can't seem to trust again?"-- Provided by publisher.

A reluctant bride

September 11, 2015
Fuller, Kathleen.
Nashville, TN : Thomas Nelson, [2015]
307 pages ; 22 cm.
"When tragedy strikes an independent Amish woman, she must accept a marriage proposal from the man she vowed never to marry. As the oldest daughter in an Amish family, Sadie's life was mapped out since the day she was born. She would join the church, marry an Amish man, and eventually she and her husband would take over her family's store. But when her parents unexpectedly die in a buggy accident, her life goes into a tailspin. Determined to keep her parents' legacy alive, Sadie works harder than ever to provide for herself and her younger sisters. However, the bishop is unwilling to let a young woman manage the property and business all on her own. He gives Sadie two choices: marry his son, Aden, or relinquish the business and land to the community. Not willing to give up on her dream, she weds Aden, resigning herself to a loveless marriage. But while working with Aden at the store, Sadie realizes he isn't the same boy who had betrayed her in the past. In fact, she begins to look forward to the time they spend together, getting to know the man with a kind heart and gentle smile. Just when Sadie starts to let her guard down and perhaps develop feelings for her new husband, several dangerous secrets are revealed. Now everything Sadie has worked so hard to protect is threatened, and she must find a way to save her family -- and herself. "-- Provided by publisher.

The Amish bride

September 3, 2015
Miller, Emma, author.
New York, NY : Harlequin, 2015.
247 p. ; 17 cm.
"Ellen Beachey's dreams of being a devoted Amish wife and mother are finally within her reach. But she didn't expect she'd have to choose between two brothers. Golden-haired Micah has a heart filled with adventure and a ready smile. Serious but gentle elder brother Neziah is a devoted and caring father of two. But Ellen and Neziah share a heartbreaking past that might prevent any hope of a future. Ellen never imagined an arranged union as a way to find true love. She wants to be loyal to her family, but she needs to follow her heart...if only she can figure out what it wants."--Page [4] of cover.

Made with love

September 3, 2015
Goyer, Tricia.
Eugene Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2015]
345 pages ; 22 cm.

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.

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