New Arrivals · Christian Fiction

May 14, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

To win her favor

May 13, 2015
Alexander, Tamera, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2015]
368 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes reader's extras.
"A gifted rider in a world where ladies never race, Maggie Linden is determined that her horse will become a champion. But the one man who could help her has vowed to stay away from thoroughbred racing forever" --Amazon.com.

Whenever you come around

May 12, 2015
Hatcher, Robin Lee.
Nashville, TN : Thomas Nelson, [2015]
248 pages ; 22 cm.
"Just when Charity's wild imagination failed her, a flesh-and-blood hero walked into her life. Best-selling author Charity Anderson returns to her hometown of Kings Meadow to defeat a bad case of writer's block. She imagines she'll spend a lonely summer writing and then return to her home in Boise. She soon finds herself caring for Buck Malone, a wilderness guide -- and the object of her unrequited teenage crush. But what else can she do? Her dog Cocoa caused the accident that left Buck with a broken ankle and wrist, taking him off the trail for weeks of prime tourist-season work. Buck and Charity have gone different ways since high school, and at first it seems they have little in common. Buck loves the simple, low-key life he's made for himself in the mountains of Idaho, and she's a woman accustomed to the faster, bustling pace of the city. But spending so much time together has Buck hoping to change her mind about staying in the small town she thought she'd left behind for good. It's a summer for discovering that young love is a spark not soon extinguished"-- Provided by publisher.

The proposal at Siesta Key

May 11, 2015
Gray, Shelley Shepard, author.
New York : Avon Inspire, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
256, 20 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes reader's extras.
"A young Amish woman, yearning for freedom, crosses paths with a handsome Mennonite celebrity in a ... tale of friendship and self-discovery"--Amazon.com.

Finding me

May 6, 2015
Cushman, Kathryn, author.
©2015
332 pages ; 22 cm
"After her father's death, Kelli Huddleston discovers the entire life she's known has been a lie, but as she seeks to know more about her past and finds family she's never known, ugly secrets threaten to stifle the truth and restoration she seeks"-- Provided by publisher.

Maggie Bright : a novel of Dunkirk

May 1, 2015
Groot, Tracy, 1964-
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2015]
360 pages : illustration, map ; 24 cm
As a small cadre of British soldiers is making its way to the Dunkirk beaches for evacuation, will the Maggie Bright be deployed to help evacuate them?

Chasing sunsets

April 30, 2015
Kingsbury, Karen, author.
New York : Howard Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, Inc., [2015]
316 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes discussion questions (3 unnumbered pages after page 316).
The second novel in a "series about divine intervention and the trials and triumphs of life--the dramatic story of a woman desperate to find deeper meaning in her life."-- Provided by publisher.

A love like ours

April 29, 2015
Wade, Becky.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, A division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
356 pages ; 23 cm
"Scarred from his military days and PTSD, Thoroughbred trainer and cowboy Jake Porter has given up on love until his childhood friend Lyndie returns to their Texas hometown and starts tearing down the walls he's built"-- Provided by publisher.

The miracle girl : a novel

April 28, 2015
Roe, Andrew, 1967- author.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2015.
324 pages ; 22 cm
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited"--Title page verso.
"The crowds keep coming. More and more every day, drawn by rumor and whisper and desperate wish. They come to Shaker Street to see eight-year-old Anabelle Vincent, who lies in a coma-like state--unable to move or speak. They come because a visitor experienced what seemed like a miracle and believed it happened because of Anabelle. Word spreads. There are more visitors, more supposed miracles, more stories on TV and the Internet. But is this the divine at work or something else?"--Amazon.com.

Amish promises

April 28, 2015
Gould, Leslie, 1962- author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
361 pages ; 22 cm.
"When an English and an Amish family become neighbors in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, their lives are linked in unexpected ways through conflict, then friendship, and finally, love"-- Provided by publisher.

The art of losing yourself : a novel

April 28, 2015
Ganshert, Katie.
Colorado Springs, Colorado : WaterBrook Press, 2015.
306 pages ; 21 cm
Carmen Hart is the Florida panhandle's favorite meteorologist, married to everyone's favorite high school football coach. But on the inside, Carmen Hart wonders if she made a mistake when she married her husband. She wonders if God is as powerful as she once believed. When her teenage sister Gracie is caught squatting at a boarded-up motel, Carmen has no other option but to take Gracie in. Is it possible for God to use a broken teenager and an abandoned motel to bring a woman's faith and marriage back to life? Can two half-sisters make each other whole?

The legacy : a novel

April 27, 2015
Walsh, Dan, 1957- author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
330 pages ; 22 cm.
A young man on his own for the first time faces temptations that test his faith and worry his family--and his decisions will cost him more than he thinks. Only the love of a good woman will be the key to his future happiness.

Taken

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.
©2015
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"--Amazon.com.

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.
©2015.
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.

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