New Arrivals · Christian Fiction

February 27, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Anna's crossing

February 26, 2015
Fisher, Suzanne Woods, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
328 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes an excerpt from The imposter.
"An Amish beginnings novel"--Title page.
"A young Amish woman fends off the matchmaking efforts of her fellow passengers on the Charming Nancy--the ship that brought the first wave of Amish to America in 1737"-- Provided by publisher.

Harvest of blessings

February 20, 2015
Hubbard, Charlotte, 1953- author.
New York, NY : Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., 2015.
339 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes recipes in "What's cookin' at the Sweet Seasons Bakery Café" (pages [317]-330) plus an excerpt from: The Christmas cradle (pages [333]-339).
"The tranquil little town of Willow Ridge is facing a startling challenge. Wealthy Nora Glick Landwehr is determined to make it her home again--and put her past to rest. Cast out by her own family, Nora can't reconcile with Old Amish ways or her strict father. But she'll do anything to help her community embrace the future, and to make amends to the daughter she had to give up. So she certainly has no time for her reckless new neighbor Luke Hooley. They disagree about almost everything. And how can she trust him if he always seems to believe the worst about her? Somehow, though, his unexpected support and passionate heart are helping her find her own way in faith. And Nora will discover that even in the face of insidious lies and unyielding judgment, God creates unexpected chances for forgiveness--and love"--Page [4] of cover.

How to catch a prince

February 20, 2015
Hauck, Rachel, 1960- author.
Grand Rapids, MI : Zondervan, [2015]
355 pages ; 21 cm.
"Prince Stephen came to America to escape responsibility. But what he found complicates his life more than ever. Corina Del Rey is happy with her life in Melbourne, Florida. She spends her days engrossed in her career as a journalist and has her sights set on climbing the corporate ladder -- if for no other reason, to distract herself from her dissolving family. But when she is confronted with the past she fought so hard to put behind her, she struggles to make sense of her future. Prince Stephen of Brighton Kingdom has moved on since the tragic death of his buddies in Afghanistan. A star professional rugby player, he has no intention of looking over his shoulder at what could've been. But when a notice arrives in the mail requiring his and his wife's appearance before the courts to dissolve their marriage, he must deal with the questions rumbling around in his heart. He thought his marriage had been annulled long ago, but his memories of Corina Del Rey remain close. Does he still love her? Can he even find her? Above all, can he tell her the truth about that fateful night in Afghanistan seven years ago? If he does, he might really lose her forever"-- Provided by publisher.

The favorite son

February 19, 2015
Warren, Tiffany L., author.
309 pages ; 21 cm

A wife for Jacob

February 18, 2015
Kertz, Rebecca.
New York, NY : Harlequin Love Inspired, 2015.
218 p. ; 17 cm.
Jacob Lapp has loved Annie Zook since childhood. But she has never seen him that way. Once courted--then rejected--by his older brother, Annie's wary of the Lapp men. But now that Jacob is working at her dad's blacksmith shop, he feels he has been given a second chance. It is not secret Annie wants a husband. Yet she's intent on marrying someone older, more established--someone the opposite of Jacob. Can he ever break down the walls she has forged around her fragile heart and prove to her that he is the perfect man for her?

Seeking Sophie

February 18, 2015
Balthaser, Melody, author.
214 pages ; 22 cm
"In 1858 New England, orphaned, indentured servant Sophie Stalz stabs her master to protect herself from rape. Now she must rely on her brother and his friends to protect her. Escaping through the Underground Railroad, Sophie finds herself stranded on an island in the hands of a stranger. Surrounded by the sea and occupied with the duties of a lighthouse keeper, Jackson Scott just wants to be left alone with his memories. His fortress is about to crumble when his friend deposits Sophie on his doorstep. An old debt needs to be paid and the cost is dear. As her master is Seeking Sophie, will Sophie and Jackson find a life together free from their bonds of the past?"--Back cover.

Exiles : realms of the infinite

February 6, 2015
Larson, R. J., 1960- author.
349 pages : map ; 23 cm
"Book one"--Title page.
For daring to trust their Creator, Araine and Nikaros are swept from their homes into a foreign land...slaves to their enemies. Betrayed and condemned, set within the timeline of King, Araine Khalome of ToronSea is swept away to the kingdom of Belaal, where she is swiftly apprehended and marked as a slave. Caught up in the lethal political and religious struggles within Balaal, Araine joins forces with another slave, Nikaros, a hostage and exiled son of an Eosyth Lord. As they fight to survive the antagonistic royal court, Nik and Araine soon realize that they must also protect the despotic god-king who has enslaved them. But the god-king, Bel-Tygeon, has plans of his own.

One true path

February 2, 2015
Cameron, Barbara, 1949- author.
Nashville, TN : Abingdon Fiction, [2015?]
293 pages ; 22 cm
Amish marriages are forever. Abram Lapp believes he could love his neighbor forever, but Rachel Ann is enjoying her Rumschpringe, exploring Englisch life with a very Englisch boy named Michael. As Abram watches Rachel Ann stray from the life he had hoped for them, he regrets not telling her that his feelings for her have deepened. Rachel Ann loves the freedom she has away from the familiar Amish rules and responsibilities. But when tragedy strikes and her brother is critically wounded in an accident, she begins to feel a pull toward home. She struggles with guilt and throws herself into working two jobs to help with hospital expenses. Leaning on Michael for support, she realizes he might not be the man she needs or wants. Could the husband she has hoped for be waiting right next door?

Meek and mild

February 2, 2015
Newport, Olivia, author.
Uhrichsville, Ohio : Shiloh Run Press, [2015].
304 pages ; 22 cm.
As the rift between Old Order Amish and the Marylanders widens Clara and Andrew must examine their own hearts and consciences to seek God's will.


February 2, 2015
Pettrey, Dani.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
325 pages ; 22 cm.
"Growing up in Yancey, Alaska, Kirra Jacobs and Reef McKenna were always at odds; now working together to stop an ecoterrorist threatening the Iditarod and Alaskan lives, Kirra and the entire McKenna family attempt to prevent tragedy in this final book of the ALASKAN COURAGE series"-- Provided by publisher.

Blood infernal

January 29, 2015
Rollins, James, 1961-
New York, NY : William Morrow, [2015]
405 pages ; 24 cm.
"As an escalating scourge of grisly murders sweeps the globe, archaeologist Erin Granger must decipher the truth behind an immortal prophecy foretold in the Blood Gospel, a tome written by Christ and lost for centuries: The shackles of Lucifer have been loosened, and his Chalice remains lost. It will take the light of all three to forge the Chalice anew and banish him again to his eternal darkness. With the Apocalypse looming, Erin must again join forces with Army Sergeant Jordan Stone and Father Rhun Korza to search for a treasure lost for millennia. But the prize has already fallen into the hands of their enemy, a demon named Legion, before whom even the walls of the Vatican will fall. The search for the key to salvation will take Erin and the others across centuries and around the world, from the dusty shelves of the Vatican's secret archives to lost medieval laboratories, where ancient alchemies were employed to horrific ends. All the while, they are hunted, besieged by creatures of uncanny skill and talent. As clues are dug free from ancient underground chapels and found frozen in icy mountain caverns, Erin will discover that the only hope for victory lies in an impossible act--one that will destroy not only her, but all she loves. To protect the world, Erin must walk through the very gates of Hell and face the darkest of enemies: Lucifer himself. "-- Provided by publisher.

Petticoat detective

January 28, 2015
Brownley, Margaret, author.
Ulrichsville, Ohio : Shiloh Run Press, [2014]
318 pages ; 22 cm.
Pinkerton detective Jennifer Layne is working undercover as a parlor girl named Amy on a high profile case when a girl who is central to her investigation turns up dead, and handsome Tom Colton is a prime suspect.

The dandelion field

January 27, 2015
Springer, Kathryn.
Grand Rapids, MI : Zondervan, [2015]
341 pages ; 22 cm
A handsome firefighter must convince a single mom who doesn't believe in happy endings to take a chance on a new beginning with him,

Still life

January 27, 2015
Parrish, Christa.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2015]
342 pages ; 21 cm
"Ada escaped her family's self-enclosed world to elope with a mysterious stranger. Five months later, she's a widow ina strange new world. Ada was born into a fringe religious sect named for her father, The Prophet. But her lifelong habit of absolute obedience was shattered when she fled the family compound to elope with photographer Julian Goetz. Katherine Walker's marriage was a sham. She and Will rarely spoke without yelling -- and never touched. Her affair brings her both escape and guilt. When a tragic plane crash takes Julian from Ada and exacerbates Katherine's sense of shame, both women become desperately unsure of where they belong in the world -- until the devotion of an artistic young boy conspires to bring them together. From award-winning novelist Christa Parrish, Still Life is a cunningly complex work that captures themes of abusive religion, supernatural love, and merciful escape. It will resonate with anyone who has ever felt called to a drastic change -- or tried to hear the small whisper of God's voice"-- Provided by publisher.

Always on my mind

January 27, 2015
Warren, Susan May, 1966-
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2014]
xiv, 380 pages : map ; 21 cm.
After a failed dig in Honduras, aspiring archaeologist Casper Christiansen heads home to Minnesota to face his unresolved feelings for Raina Beaumont, the woman of his dreams. But when he arrives unannounced on her doorstep, he receives the shock of a lifetime: Raina is pregnant with someone else's baby. Helping his older brother, Darek, prepare the family resort for its grand reopening, one of Casper's new jobs constantly brings him into contact with Raina. Can they possibly overcome past mistakes and current choices to discover a future together?

The promise of Palm Grove

January 26, 2015
Gray, Shelley Shepard.
New York, NY : Avon Inspire, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
260, 16 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes P.S. insights, interviews & more ...
"Amish brides of Pinecraft ; Book one."
"A young Amish woman finds herself torn between the man she's pledged to wed and the man her heart desires"-- Provided by publisher.

Taken for English

January 26, 2015
Newport, Olivia.
Uhrichsville, Ohio : Barbour Pub., Inc., c2014.
363 p. ; 22 cm.
Family history clearly shows it's never been easy living a plain life in the English world. Will the changes and challenges Annie now faces as a young Amish woman test her newfound faith in good ways or bad?--[p.4] of cover.

Keys of heaven

January 26, 2015
Senft, Adina.
New York : FaithWords, 2015.
298 pages ; 21 cm
"A healing grace novel"--Cover.

Lady elect 2 : lady Arykah reigns

January 26, 2015
Nichols, Nikita Lynnette
Wyandanch, NY : Urban Books, c2015.
282 p. ; 21 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
"Urban Christian."
Five weeks after she's raped, brutally beaten and loses her unborn child, Arykah Miles-Howell returns to church determined to reclaim her title as the First Lady of Freedom Temple Church of God in Christ, even if she has to deal with her husband's ex-girlfriend, who is trying to take her place on the front pew.

Huckleberry spring

January 21, 2015
Beckstrand, Jennifer, author.
New York, NY : Zebra Books/Kensington Publishing Corp., 2015.
346 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes an excerpt from: Huckleberry harvest (pages [343]-346).
"Nothing gives Anna and Felty Helmuth greater satisfaction than seeing their grandchildren happily married--except for planning their next matchmaking venture. And as springtime comes to Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin, the air is filled with promise. . . Ever since the Helmuths' grandson, Ben, abruptly broke his engagement and moved to Florida, Emma Nelson has kept busy tending her vegetable garden and raising award-winning pumpkins. She can put her heartache aside to help Ben's Mammi with her own pumpkin patch. At least until Ben shows up to lend support to his ailing Dawdi. . . Gardening side by side with pretty, nurturing Emma is a sweet kind of torture for Ben. She could have her pick of suitors who can offer what he can't, and he cares too much to burden her with his secret. Leaving once more is the only option. Yet Emma's courage is daring him to accept the grace that flourishes here, and the love that has been calling him back to Huckleberry Hill"--Page [4] of cover.

The matchmaker : an Amish retelling of Jane Austen's Emma

January 21, 2015
Price, Sarah, 1969-
Lake Mary, Florida : Realms, [2015]
285 pages ; 21 cm.
"When Emma's interference in her friends' lives backfires, will the consequences be more than she bargained for? Set in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, The Matchmaker is an Amish retelling of Emma and covers the same issues of love, relationships, and pride within the community"-- Provided by publisher.

The Amish clockmaker

January 20, 2015
Clark, Mindy Starns.
Eugene Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, 2015.
340 pages ; 22 cm.
Newlywed Matthew Zook is expanding his family's tack and feed store when a surprising property dispute puts the remodel on hold--and raises new questions about the location's mysterious past. Decades earlier, the same building housed a clock shop run by a young Amish clockmaker named Clayton Raber. Known for his hot temper, Clayton was arrested for the murder of his beloved wife, a crime almost everyone--including his own family members--believed he'd committed, even after charges were dropped. Isolated and feeling condemned by all, Clayton eventually broke from the church, left Lancaster County, and was never heard from again. Now the only way Matthew can solve the boundary issue and save his family's business is to track down the clockmaker. But does this put Matthew on the trail of a murderer?


January 19, 2015
James, Steven, 1969-
New York : Signet, [2014]
533 p. ; 19 cm.
A climactic chapter in the bestselling series, The Bowers Files. Special Agent Patrick Bowers gets drawn into a ruthless story that a killer is determined to tell the world when an FBI facility is attacked. A fast-paced thriller full of plot twists and turns, Checkmate brings this series to an unforgettable conclusion.

Full steam ahead

January 19, 2015
Witemeyer, Karen.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House Publishers, [2014]
348 pages ; 22 cm
"In this 1850s romance Darius Thornton is not the sort of man debutante Nicole Renard could ever marry. But can she stop her heart from surging full steam ahead?"-- Provided by publisher.

Where trust lies

January 15, 2015
Oke, Janette, 1935-
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
333 pages ; 23 cm.
"After teaching in a 1920s mining town in western Canada, Beth Thatcher no longer feels at home among her wealthy family in the East, and her heart is torn between two very different worlds"-- Provided by publisher.

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