New Arrivals · Christian Fiction

April 15, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Seasons of tomorrow

April 14, 2014
Woodsmall, Cindy.
Colorado Springs, Colorado : WaterBrook Press, 2014.
xii, 324 pages ; 21 cm.

Steal the north

April 9, 2014
Bergstrom, Heather Brittain.
New York : Viking, 2014.
320 pages : map ; 24 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
"A novel of love in all its forms: for the land, for family, and the once-in-a-lifetime kind that catches two people when they least expect it Emmy is a shy, sheltered sixteen-year-old when her mom, Kate, sends her to eastern Washington to an aunt and uncle she never knew she had. Fifteen years earlier, Kate had abandoned her sister, Beth, when she fled her painful past and their fundamentalist church. And now, Beth believes Emmy's participation in a faith healing is her last hope for having a child. Emmy goes reluctantly, but before long she knows she has come home. She feels tied to the rugged landscape of coulees and scablands. And she meets Reuben, the Native American boy next door. In a part of the country where the age-old tensions of cowboys versus Indians still play out, theirs is the kind of magical, fraught love that can only survive with the passion and resilience of youth. Their story is mirrored by the generation before them, who fears that their mistakes are doomed to repeat themselves in Emmy and Reuben"-- Provided by publisher.

The shepherd's bride

April 1, 2014
Davids, Patricia.
New York : Harlequin Love Inspired, 2014.
216 p. ; 17 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
"Love inspired inspirational romance"--Spine.
Shunned by the Amish comminity shepherd Carl King has given up on his dream for a family. Yet, when captivating Lizzie Barkman shows up at the sheep farm where he works, Carl sees the wife he once dreamed of. Lizzie is looking for a new start for herself and her sisters, and discovers Carl to be a kind and gentle man who cares deeply about the Amish way of llife. But he is under the bann. Is it possible that htis forbidden man hilds the key to her family's safety and heart?

Murder simply brewed

March 28, 2014
Chapman, Vannetta.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2014]
ix, 358 pages : map ; 22 cm.

The kissing bridge

March 28, 2014
Goyer, Tricia.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2014]
x, 288 pages ; 22 cm.

Sing for me : a novel

March 28, 2014
Schreck, Karen Halvorsen, 1962-
New York : Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2014.
322 pages ; 22 cm
Includes author interview.

Take this cup

March 25, 2014
Thoene, Bodie, 1951-
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2014]
388 pages : maps ; 23 cm.

Woman of courage

March 25, 2014
Brunstetter, Wanda E.
Uhrichsville, OH : Shiloh Run Press, c2014.
316 p. ; 22 cm.
A Quaker woman dares the unknown to be a missionary in the western wilderness of the United States in 1837.

Below the surface

March 25, 2014
Shoemaker, Tim, author.
397 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
"Fear can be buried ... but that doesn't mean it's dead" -- Cover.
Something is wrong with Cooper. He's plagued by a fear he doesn't understand and can't control. Cooper just wants to escape, and a summer vacation aboard the restored cabin cruiser, The Getaway, with best friends Gordy, Hiro, and Lunk seems like the perfect way to do it. Two weeks of fun with no mysteries or life-and-death danger. That'' the plan. But their plans are shattered the very first night when they witness a murder. Or did they? Despite their intentions of leaving the investigation to the police, narrow misses and creepy encounters lure them in. Is there really a body floating in the underwater currents of the lake? The closer they get to the truth, the deeper into danger they get. Too late they see the trap. Now each of them must face their own buried fears just below the surface.

The little Amish matchmaker : a Christmas romance

March 24, 2014
Byler, Linda.
Intercourse, PA : Good Books, c2012.
187 p. ; 20 cm.
"Simon can't stop thinking about the pretty Amish teacher at the local one-room school, but he's ignored the sparks between them because he's so shy. So Simon's little brother Isaac takes matters into his own hands"--Dust jacket flap.

Rainy day dreams

March 21, 2014
Copeland, Lori.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2014]
284 pages ; 22 cm.

No pulling back : (tale of a fighter dog)

March 20, 2014
Hanley, Ruth Ann.
vi, 224 pages ; 22 cm.
Daemon is a trained fighter dog and is a favorite of the crowds who come to the Roman amphitheater to witness the bloody fights. He puts fear into every creature he meets until one day he turns against his handlers. After escaping his own upcoming execution, Daemon lives free and trails a man called "Jesus" until he finally meets him alone.

A beauty so rare

March 20, 2014
Alexander, Tamera.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, A division of Baker Publishing Group, [2014]
476 pages ; 22 cm.
"Eleanor's practical plans for the new home for Civil War widows and orphans at Belmont Mansion, in Nashville, conflict with architect Marcus' artistic vision. Will they ever manage to find common ground?"-- Provided by publisher.

The last bride

March 18, 2014
Lewis, Beverly, 1949-
330 pages ; 23 cm
"Set in Amish country's beloved fictional Hickory Hollow, Tessie Miller, the youngest of her Old Order parents' five daughters, followed her heart, and the unthinkable has happened. Will she find a reason for hope, in spite of her desperate plight?"-- Provided by publisher.

A captain for Laura Rose : a novel

March 10, 2014
Whitson, Stephanie Grace.
New York : FaithWords, 2014.
321 pages ; 21 cm
" Laura Rose White is one of the most gifted riverboat pilots on the Missouri River--her late father taught her and her brother Joe everything he knew, and even named their family's riverboat after her. But in 1867, the idea of a "skirt" being a captain is unheard of. At least until Joe takes ill and dies in the middle of a trip, leaving Laura grieving and halfway upriver with a full cargo. She successfully takes charge of the crew and expertly guides the Laura Rose back to St. Louis. But it seems her troubles are just beginning. Laura learns Joe had taken out a loan, and if she fails to repay it, she could lose the boat that is not only her livelihood, but also her home. The only way to save it is to convince the men in charge she's capable of being a captain and pilot, and they have a few nearly insurmountable conditions. She must secure a full cargo (who would trust their wares to a woman?), she must find a chaperone (she is an unmarried lady, after all), she must get to Fort Benton and back in less time than it would take most male pilots, and she must get a licensed pilot to agree to oversee her. The only man she can find for that job is her brother's disreputable friend Finn MacKnight. She's loath to ask him--though he's as good a pilot as she is, he has a terrible reputation. But a woman alone in the world will do what she must to survive, and Laura may just gain far more than she ever expected on this historic trip"-- Provided by publisher.

Saint monkey : a novel

March 7, 2014
Townsend, Jacinda.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
350 pages ; 25 cm
"Fourteen-year-old Audrey Martin, with her Poindexter glasses and her head humming the 3/4 meter of gospel music, knows she'll never get out of Kentucky--but when her fingers touch the piano keys, the whole church trembles. Her best friend, Caroline, daydreams about Hollywood stardom, but both girls feel destined to languish in a slow-moving stopover town in Montgomery County. That is, until chance intervenes and a booking agent offers Audrey a ticket to join the booming jazz scene in Harlem--an offer she can't resist, not even for Caroline. And in New York City the music never stops. Audrey flirts with love and takes the stage at the Apollo, with its fast-dancing crowds and blinding lights. But fortunes can turn fast in the city--young talent means tough competition, and for Audrey failure is always one step away. Meanwhile, Caroline sinks into the quiet anguish of a Black woman in a backwards country, where her ambitions and desires only slip further out of reach" -- from publisher's web site.

Love redeemed

March 5, 2014
Irvin, Kelly.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2014].
350 pages ; 22 cm

A simple hope : a Lancaster crossroads novel

March 3, 2014
Lauer, Rosalind.
New York : Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, [2014]
343 pages ; 21 cm.

Vow unbroken

March 3, 2014
McAdoo, Caryl.
New York : Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, 2014.
346 pages ; 22 cm.

Love comes calling

March 3, 2014
Mitchell, Siri L., 1969-
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2014]
366 pages ; 22 cm
"In 1920s Boston, with her job on the line and her heart all a-muddle, aspiring actress Ellis Eaton discovers what might be her role of a lifetime"-- Provided by publisher.

A shining light

March 3, 2014
Miller, Judith, 1944-
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2014]
345 pages ; 22 cm
"After devastating events, widow Andrea Wilson and her young son sought temporary refuge in Iowa's Amana Colonies of the early 1890s. Will the peace she finds there convince her to stay?"-- Provided by publisher.

A heart's rebellion : a Regency romance

February 28, 2014
Axtell, Ruth.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2014]
347 pages ; 22 cm

Lying on Sunday : a novel

February 25, 2014
Souza, Sharon K.
[S.l.] : [s.n.], c2013.
348 p. ; 22 cm.
Abbie's husband dies in his mistress' bed. Can she ever learn to trust again?

The runaway saint

February 21, 2014
Samson, Lisa, 1964-
Nashville, TN : Thomas Nelson, [2014]
288 pages ; 22 cm


February 20, 2014
Larson, R. J., 1960-
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2013]
348 pages ; 22 cm.
"As dark forces threaten the king, three friends must trust the Infinite's guidance when questions of love and faith become entangled with dangerous intrigue"-- Provided by publisher.

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