New Arrivals · Christian Fiction

April 25, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


April 24, 2015
Henderson, Dee.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, A division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
424 pages ; 22 cm
"Years after being abducted as a teenager and being forced to assist a crime family, Shannon contacts private investigator Matthew Dane for help, desperate for resolution to the mysteries and pain of her past and hoping for the freedom to begin a new life"-- Provided by publisher.

An Amish man of Ice Mountain

April 22, 2015
Long, Kelly, author.
345 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes preview of: The Amish heart of Ice Mountain (pages [337]-345).
Joseph King admits homeless waitress Priscilla Allen and her four-year-old daughter into his home, but wonders what will happen as their lives begin to intertwine.

Happy hour choir

April 22, 2015
Kilpatrick, Sally, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2015.
310 pages ; 21 cm
Includes a reading group guide and recipes (pages [305]-310).
"Life has dealt Beulah Land a tough hand to play, least of all being named after a hymn. A teenage pregnancy estranged her from her family, and a tragedy caused her to lose what little faith remained. The wayward daughter of a Baptist deacon, she spends her nights playing the piano at The Fountain, a honky-tonk located just across the road from County Line Methodist. But when she learns that a dear friend's dying wish is for her to take over as the church's piano player, she realizes it may be time to face the music...Beulah butts heads with Luke Daniels, the new pastor at County Line, who is determined to cling to tradition even though he needs to attract more congregants to the aging church. But the choir also isn't enthusiastic about Beulah's contemporary take on the old songs and refuses to perform. Undaunted, Beulah assembles a ragtag group of patrons from The Fountain to form the Happy Hour Choir. And as the unexpected gig helps her let go of her painful past--and accept the love she didn't think she deserved--she may be able to prove to Luke that she can toe the line between sinner and saint"--Page [4] of cover.

Wilderness rising : church builder novel

April 16, 2015
Shields, A. L., 1954-
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2015]
xi, 333 pages ; 24 cm

Miles from nowhere

April 7, 2015
Clipston, Amy.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, c2015.
275 p. ; 22 cm.
Chelsea Morris has always been responsible, and focused on her dreams of fashion design. But as she settles into her role as lead designer for a summer stock theatre group, tensions begin to rise. When college boy Dylan joins the production, she starts questioning her relationship with her boyfriend Todd. Chelsea finds herself breaking rules, sneaking out to meet Dylan, and soon must decide whether her heart is leading her in the right direction after all.

Double cross

April 7, 2015
Mills, DiAnn, author.
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2015]
xii, 387 pages ; 21 cm.
Includes discussion questions and an excerpt from Deadlock.
"A novel"--Cover.
"FBI agent Laurel Evertson's investigation into a scam targeting the elderly takes an unexpected twist when key evidence leads her to Morton Wilmington, a felon she arrested five years ago on her first undercover assignment. That case has haunted her since, and though she's vowed to forget Wilmington--and what she sacrificed to put him away--he is now her best lead. Houston Police Officer Daniel Hilton fears his grandparents may be the scammers' next targets, and he'll do anything to protect his family--even force interagency cooperation"

On shifting sand : a novel

April 7, 2015
Pittman, Allison.
Carol Stream, Illinois. : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2015]
v, 401 pages ; 21 cm
Life has been scorching Nola Merrill's skin and soul more than the 'Dust Bowl' ever could. Bitter with her divorce and aware that life lost meaning when her mother died and left her with an unaffectionate father, Nola commits a shameful sin by sleeping with a drifter and long-lost friend. Only by confessing her sin can Nola lead her family into a quenching future free from Oklahoma's dry and dusty air.

Deception on Sable Hill

April 6, 2015
Gray, Shelley Shepard. author.
328 pages ; 22 cm.
"It's mid-September of 1893, and Eloisa Carstairs is the reigning beauty of Gilded Age Chicago society. To outsiders she appears to have it all. But Eloisa is living with a dark secret. Several months ago, she endured a horrible assault at the hands of Douglass Sloane, heir to one of Chicago's wealthiest families. Fearing the loss of her reputation, Eloisa has confided in only one friend. That is, until she meets Detective Sean Ryan at a high-society ball. Sean is on the outskirts of the wealthy Chicago lifestyle. Born into a poor Irish family, becoming a policeman was his best opportunity to ensure his future security. Despite society's restrictions, he is enamored with Eloisa Carstairs. Sean seethes inside at what he knows happened to her, and he will do anything to keep her safe--even if he can never earn her affections. Eloisa longs to feel normal again in the midst of the danger surrounding the Chicago World's Fair, but a killer is on the loose. In the last month, three debutants have been accosted in the city by an assailant wielding a stiletto. As the danger in the city increases, and as Eloisa and Sean's romance blossoms, they both realize they want to be seen as more than how the world views them. But will they catch the killer before all their hopes come tumbling down?"--page [4] cover.

A sparrow in Terezin

April 6, 2015
Cambron, Kristy, author.
Nashville : Thomas Nelson, [2015]
355 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
"Two women, one in the present day and one in 1942, each hope for a brighter future. But they'll both have to battle through their darkest days to reach it. Today. With the grand opening of her new gallery and a fairy-tale wedding months away, Sera James appears to have a charmed life. But in an instant, the prospect of a devastating legal battle surrounding her fiancé threatens to tear her dreams apart ... June 1942. After surviving the Blitz bombings that left many Londoners with shattered lives, Kája Makovsky prayed for the war to end so she could return home to Prague. But despite the horrors of war, the gifted journalist never expected to see a headline screaming the extermination of Jews in work camps"--Provided by publisher.

Amish redemption

March 26, 2015
Davids, Patricia.
New York, NY : Love Inspired, 2015.
217 p. ; 17 cm.
"Love Inspired inspirational romance"--Spine.
Joshua Bowman is ready to go home. After spending time in prison for a crime he did not commit, he is putting everything behind him and reconciling with his fractured family. When a devastating tornado throws him unexpectedly into the path of Mary Kaufman and her daughter, Hannah, he feels the first spark of life after months. But Mary's adoptive dad is the Englisch sheriff--and he would never trust her care to a man with Joshua's past. Plus the lovely single mom has a secret of her own, one that she has spent years running from. Together they survived the storm, but are they strong enough to shed the shadows of their past?

Buried secrets : a novel

March 26, 2015
Hannon, Irene.
Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, [2015]
378 pages ; 22 cm.
"Men of valor."
Former Chicago homicide detective and current small town police chief Lisa Grant works with former Navy SEAL and detective Mac McGregor to investigate the discovery of an unmarked grave, which puts the two in danger from someone desperate to stop the investigation.

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Café

March 23, 2015
Lucado, Max, author.
Nashville, TN : Thomas Nelson, [2015]
186 pages ; 22 cm
Includes discussion questions, pages 185-186.
"A heavenly novel"--Jacket.
"After a public split from her NFL superstar husband, Chelsea takes a bold step out of the limelight and behind the counter of the Higher Grounds Café, an old-fashioned coffee shop in dire need of reinvention. But when her courage, expert planning, and out-of-this-world cupcakes fail to pay the bills, this newly single mom finds herself desperate for help. Better yet, a miracle"--Dust jacket flap.

Paper hearts

March 23, 2015
Walsh, Courtney, 1975-
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, [2014]
402 pages ; 21 cm
Includes discussion questions.
Abigail Pressman would never have guessed that love notes penned on paper hearts by an anonymous couple could restore her belief in love. As a business owner in a quaint town at the base of the Rockies, she's poured everything into dreams of expansion . . . and resisting the matchmaking efforts of the Valentine Volunteers, who gather in her store to continue Loves Park's tradition of stamping mail with the city's romantic postmark.When Abigail is unwillingly drafted into the Volunteers, she encounters the paper hearts, a distraction that couldn't come at a worse time. A hard-to-read doctor has become Abigail's new landlord, and he's threatening to end her lease to expand his practice.As she fights a growing attraction to this handsome man crushing her dreams, Abigail is inspired to string the hearts in her store, sparking a citywide infatuation with the artsy trend. But when a new batch of hearts reaches the Volunteers, it appears something tragic has happened to the couple.

Together with you

March 19, 2015
Bylin, Victoria.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, A division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
331 pages ; 22 cm
"Responsible for his young daughter and two teenage sons for the summer, Dr. Ryan Tremaine wants to reconnect with his children, but after hiring Carly Mason as his daughter Penny's nanny, Ryan's attraction to Carly complicates his plan"-- Provided by publisher.

A faith of her own

March 17, 2015
Fuller, Kathleen, author.
Nashville : Thomas Nelson, [2015]
viii, 310 pages ; 22 cm
"A Middlefield Amish novel"--Cover.
"Jeremiah thought leaving Middlefield was the hardest thing he'd ever do. That was nothing compared to returning home. When Jeremiah left his Amish community to pursue his dream of becoming a veterinarian, he left more than just his faith behind--he walked away from his family and his childhood friend, Anna Mae. Now that he's returned to help out his mentor and work in a Yankee veterinarian practice, Jeremiah must face his past--and the people he betrayed. Anna Mae had finally put the loss of Jeremiah and the broken vow between them behind her. Even though she supported her best friend's pursuit of his dream, she never let on how his departure left her questioning her own place in the Amish world. With his return, new questions arise, along with feelings she'd never fully acknowledged before. As their rekindled friendship begins to turn into something more, Jeremiah and Anna Mae must examine their own faith and their relationship with each other and their families. With both of them torn between loyalty to their loved ones and being pulled in different directions, they must decide whether to heed God's call, even if it means being apart forever"-- Provided by publisher.

One last thing : a novel

March 16, 2015
St. James, Rebecca, author.
393 pages ; 22 cm
"Tara had always imagined her happily ever after. But her fiancés secrets are changing this story into one she doesn't even recognize. Tara Faulkner and Seth Grissom grew up next door to each other in Savannah's historic district. Their parents are best friends. They finish each other's sentences all the time. Their fairytale wedding is a foregone conclusion...until Tara discovers another side to Seth three weeks before the wedding. Reality has crashed in on Tara's fairytale--but hope will lead her to a future she couldn't have planned for herself"-- Provided by publisher.

Daughter of the regiment : a novel

March 16, 2015
Whitson, Stephanie Grace.
New York : FaithWords, 2015.
320 pages ; 21 cm
Includes discussion questions.

The tomb : a novel of Martha

March 13, 2015
Landsem, Stephanie, author.
New York : Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc, 2015.
322 pages ; 22 cm.
"Living water series"--Cover.
In this retelling of a classic biblical story, Jesus shocks the town of Bethany with Lazarus's resurrection from the dead, leading Martha--a seemingly perfect woman trapped by the secrets of her past--to hope and a new life. Everyone in Bethany admires Martha--the perfect Jewish woman. She feeds and clothes her loved ones, looks after the family farm, and meticulously follows every precept of the Pharisees' strict laws. But Martha is hiding a secret.

When Grace sings

March 11, 2015
Sawyer, Kim Vogel, author.
Colorado Springs, Colorado : Waterbrook Press, 2015.
338 pages ; 21 cm.
As Alexa Zimmerman tries to win over the members of her Kanasas Old Order Mennonite community, a Chicago reporter with unknown motivation becomes a long-term guest at her bed and breakfast and a cousin arrives with a secret related to Alexa's own.

By your side

March 10, 2015
Calvert, Candace, 1950-
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2015]
419 pages ; 21 cm.
"Crisis team" --Cover.
ER nurse Macy Wynn learned essential, gritty lessons in the California foster care system: Land on your feet and trust no one. She's finally located the fellow foster child she loves like a sister, but the girl's in deep trouble. Macy's determined to help, no matter what it takes. Her motto is to "make it happen" in any situation life throws at her--even when she butts heads with an idealistic cop. Deputy Fletcher Holt believes in a higher plan, the fair outcome--and his ability to handle that by himself if necessary. Now he's been yanked from Houston, his mother is battling cancer, and he's attracted to a strong-willed nurse who could be the target of a brutal sniper. When everything goes wrong, where do they put their trust?

The love letters

March 9, 2015
Lewis, Beverly, 1949-
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, [2015]
345 pages ; 23 cm
"Marlena Wenger, a young aunt from the Beachy Amish caring for her infant niece, finds comfort and hope from an Old Order Amish mother and her family who extend friendship to a homeless man, whose few possessions include a collection of love letters"-- Provided by publisher.

Where rivers part : a Texas gold novel

March 9, 2015
Gilbert, Kellie Coates, author.
Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, 2015.
325 pages ; 22 cm.
When Dr. Juliet Ryan uncovers a corporate scandal, she quickly learns that the success she dreamed of comes with a very high price.

After a fashion

March 9, 2015
Turano, Jen, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
346 pages ; 22 cm
1882, New York City. Harriet dreams of the day she can open up a shop selling refashioned gowns to independent working women like herself-- until she finds herself out of an income. Oliver Addleshaw is on the verge of his biggest business deal yet when he learns his potential partner prefers to deal with men who are settled down and wed. He enlists Harriet's help in making a good impression on his business partner. Just as she's ready to call off the fake relationship, a threat from her past forces both Oliver and Harriet to discover that love can come in the most surprising packages.

The trouble with Patience : a novel

March 9, 2015
Brendan, Maggie, 1949- author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
330 pages ; 22 cm.
"Virtues and vices of the old West." --Cover.
Patience Cavanaugh has lost hope of romance. The man she yearned to marry is dead and her dreams are gone with him. Now she is consumed with the restoration of a dilapidated boarding house in order to support herself. Despite her desire for solitude, Jedediah Jones, the local sheriff with a reputation for hanging criminals, becomes an ever-looming part of her life.

Love's sweet beginning : a novel

March 6, 2015
Shorey, Ann Kirk, 1941-
342 pages ; 22 cm.
Following the Civil War, a suitor from Cassie Haddon's privileged past threatens her budding attraction to Jacob West, a local business owner.

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