New Arrivals · Christian Fiction

December 17, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Murder tightly knit

December 16, 2014
Chapman, Vannetta.
Grand Rapids, MI : Zondervan, [2014]
xi, 368 pages : map ; 22 cm
"An Amish village mystery ; book 2."
"When a local Amish man is found dead, the Middlebury Amish Artisan Village comes under suspicion. Two amateur sleuths

Forever Christmas

December 11, 2014
Miller, Robert Tate.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2014]
183 pages ; 22 cm

Persuasion, Captain Wentworth and cracklin' cornbread

December 11, 2014
Hathaway, Mary Jane, author.
New York : Howard Books, [2014]
296 pages ; 22 cm
"A lively Southern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion, featuring Lucy Crawford, who is thrown back into the path of her first love while on a quest to save her beloved family home. Lucy Crawford is part of a wealthy, well-respected Southern family with a long local history. But since Lucy's mother passed away, the family home, a gorgeous antebellum mansion, has fallen into disrepair and the depth of her father's debts is only starting to be understood. Selling the family home may be the only option--until her Aunt Olympia floats the idea of using Crawford house to hold the local free medical clinic, which has just lost its space. As if turning the plantation home into a clinic isn't bad enough, Lucy is shocked and dismayed to see that the doctor who will be manning the clinic is none other than Jeremiah Chevy--her first love. Lucy and Jeremiah were high school sweethearts, but Jeremiah was from the wrong side of the tracks. His family was redneck and proud, and Lucy was persuaded to dump him. He eventually left town on a scholarship, and now, ten years later, he's returned as part of the rural physician program. And suddenly, their paths cross once again. While Lucy's family still sees Jeremiah as trash, she sees something else in him--as do several of the other eligible ladies in town. Will he be able to forgive the past? Can she be persuaded to give love a chance this time around?"-- Provided by publisher.

A Robertson Family Christmas : a novella

December 9, 2014
Robertson, Kay, 1946-
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2014]
xviii, 298 pages ; 19 cm

The wishing season

December 9, 2014
Hunter, Denise, 1968- author.
Nashville : Thomas Nelson, [2014]
322 pages ; 22 cm
Includes discussion questions.
Fledgling chef PJ McKinley and contractor Cole Evans find themselves in competition to win a building for their endeavors--a restaurant for her, a home for foster kids for him--and sparks fly when the building's owner conceives to have them each set up shop in the house for one year before she makes her decision.

The secret of Pembrooke Park

December 8, 2014
Klassen, Julie, 1964-
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2014]
460 pages ; 22 cm
Includes discussion questions, pages 459-460.
In the mysteriously abandoned manor house Pembrooke Park, practical new resident Abigail searches for the treasure that it is rumored to contain.

An Amish Christmas journey

December 8, 2014
Davids, Patricia.
New York, NY : Harlequin Love Inspired, 2014.
216 p. ; 17 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
"Inspirational romance"--Spine.
Toby Yoder promised to care for his orphaned little sister the rest of her life. After all, the tragedy that took their parents and left her injured was his fault. Now he must make a three-hundred-mile trip from the hospital to the Amish community where they will settle down. But as they share a hired van with pretty Greta Barkman, an Amish woman with a similar harrowing past, Toby can't bear for the trip to end. Suddenly, there is joy, a rescued cat named Christmas and hope for their journey to continue together forever.

A most inconvenient marriage

November 28, 2014
Jennings, Regina (Regina Lea)
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, A division of Baker Publishing Group, [2014]
324 pages ; 22 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
"To fulfill a Confederate soldier's dying wish, Civil War nurse Abigail Stuart marries him and agrees to look after his sister in the Missouri Ozarks. But then the real Jeremiah Calhoun appears alive"-- Provided by publisher.

At Bluebonnet Lake : a novel

November 5, 2014
Cabot, Amanda, 1948-
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, [2014]
377 pages ; 22 cm.
"The last thing Kate Sherwood needs is a man, so why is she so drawn to the handsome handyman at the Rainbow's End resort?" -- Provided by publisher.

Love without end

November 4, 2014
Hatcher, Robin Lee.
Nashville, TN : Thomas Nelson, [2014]
xii, 306 pages ; 22 cm.
When 84-year-old Anna McKenna returns to King's Meadow and to the Leonard ranch, she becomes an agent of change and healing for the two hurting families.

Proof of angels

November 4, 2014
Curran-Hackett, Mary, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]
281, 28 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes reading group discussion questions.
When firefighter Sean Magee escapes being trapped in a raging fire by what he sees as divine intervention, he is compelled to reevaluate his life and the people he carelessly left behind.

A dream of home

October 30, 2014
Clipston, Amy.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2014]
xii, 306 pages : genealogical table ; 22 cm.

All is bright

October 29, 2014
Spencer, Katherine, 1955-
New York : Berkley Books, 2014.
x, 294 pages ; 24 cm.
"In the little town of Cape Light, Reverend Ben Lewis reflects on Christmas past-while his beloved daughter, Rachel, looks to the future. A box of old photographs sparks long forgotten memories for Reverend Ben, images of himself when he was a young minister, a newcomer to Cape Light and his congregation. He remembers the very first Christmas at his new church, when nothing turned out as he expected. A prominent church member and benefactor, Oliver Warwick, stood accused of a serious crime, and the entire town and congregation were quickly torn apart. Ben knew that he must carry the banner of God's love and mercy into the fray, all the while struggling to win his church's confidence and respect and prove to all-including himself-that he was worthy of his calling as a minister. As her father looks back, Rachel Anderson looks to the future, trying to imagine a life without her beloved husband, Jack. But then, single-dad Ryan Cooper appears on her doorstep like an unexpected package. Her son's basketball coach is just the man Rachel needs to shake up her world and show her there's such a thing as focusing-and fretting-too much. Ryan's gentleness, charm, and understanding are a convincing combination, and Rachel soon finds herself imagining a new world filled with hope and love. But deep loss and old fears are not so easily dispelled, and Christmas brings Rachel a serious choice: cling to a past filled with comforting memories, or reach for a future of bright possibilities. "-- Provided by publisher.

The fatal tree

October 28, 2014
Lawhead, Steve.
Nashville, TN : Thomas Nelson, 2014.
xi, 356 pages : map ; 24 cm
Maps on lining papers
" What do you do when you're faced with The End of Everything? The evidence is compelling; not only is The End of Everything approaching, it's approaching rapidly. Desperation sends the Questors to the four corners of the universe in search of answers.Tony and Gianni are in Rome gathering additional data on the collapse of the universe, and Haven and Giles are captured by Huns and taken to Byzantium. Mina travels to Egypt to recruit Dr. Thomas Young, "the last man in the world who knows everything." But when he accompanies Mina, Kit, and Cass to the ley guarded by the giant tree, he manages to activate the ley and he and Mina disappear. Before disappearing, Dr. Young dubbed the giant Yew the Fatal Tree;but what fate is it leading these Questors toward?"-- Provided by publisher.

Saint monkey

October 27, 2014
Townsend, Jacinda.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
pages ; cm.

Raina's choice

October 27, 2014
Morris, Gilbert.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
pages ; cm.

Caroline's secret

October 27, 2014
Lillard, Amy.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
pages ; cm.

An Amish family Christmas

October 27, 2014
New York : Love Inspired Books, [2014].
217 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
Heart of Christmas / Marta Perry -- A plain holiday / Patricia Davids.

Amish bride of Ice Mountain

October 24, 2014
Long, Kelly, author.
New York, NY : Zebra Books/Kensington Publishing Corp., 2014
346 pages ; 17 cm
Includes preview of: An Amish man of Ice Mountain (pages [341]-346).
"Like most Mountain Amish girls, Mary King has always dreamed of her wedding day. But she never imagined that a sudden, irresistible kiss would result in marriage to the handsome Englischer professor studying her unique community. Or that doing the truly honorable thing means keeping their relationship chaste so both she and Dr. Jude Lyons can someday go their separate ways. But when Mary accompanies her husband-in-name-only to Atlanta to meet his wealthy, overbearing family, she's tempted more than ever by Jude's kindness, humor--and vulnerability. And when a wrenching misunderstanding causes her to return heartbroken to her remote Appalachian home, she's certain she's lost the real love they have found...and the shared future she's come to want so much. But a crisis of more than faith will work surprising miracles--and show Mary that love is strong enough to make the impossible come true"--Page [4] of cover.

Motherless

October 24, 2014
Healy, Erin M.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2014]
pages cm

An Amish Christmas quilt

October 23, 2014
Hubbard, Charlotte, 1953-
©2014
278 pages ; 21 cm
A Willow Ridge Christmas pageant / Charlotte Hubbard -- A Christmas on Ice Mountain / Kelly Long -- A perfect Amish Christmas / Jennifer Beckstrand.
Collects three Christmas stories from popular Amish romance writers that share the joy of the traditional holiday.

A simple charity

October 23, 2014
Lauer, Rosalind.
New York : Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, [2014]
336 pages ; 21 cm
"A Lancaster crossroads novel"--Title page.
"The final book in the Lancaster Crossroads Amish romance trilogy. Ever since Fanny Lapp's husband Tom died in a tragic accident one year ago, she's struggled to make ends meet with her three children and their large house in need of repair. Luckily, charity arrives in the form of Zed Miller, the black sheep in their community. Handy with a hammer and nails, Zed offers to repair her house and Fanny accepts--though she's dismayed about her attachment to the handyman so soon after her husband's death. But Zed's help allows her to find her true calling when an Englisher midwife asks for her assistance in delivering a baby. Zed Miller has been on rumspringa for years and has only recently returned to the fold. Although the community has welcomed him back, he doesn't feel worthy of the love of a good Amish woman like Fanny Lapp. But as he works toward repentance, Zed begins to realize that though he's made plenty of mistakes in his life, loving Fanny is not one of them"-- Provided by publisher.

The book of strange new things : a novel

October 23, 2014
Faber, Michel, author.
London ; New York : Hogarth, 2014.
500 pages ; 25 cm
"It begins with Peter, a devoted man of faith, as he is called to the mission of a lifetime, one that takes him galaxies away from his wife, Bea. Peter becomes immersed in the mysteries of an astonishing new environment, overseen by an enigmatic corporation known only as USIC. His work introduces him to a seemingly friendly native population struggling with a dangerous illness and hungry for Peter's teachings--his Bible is their "book of strange new things." But Peter is rattled when Bea's letters from home become increasingly desperate: typhoons and earthquakes are devastating whole countries, and governments are crumbling. Bea's faith, once the guiding light of their lives, begins to falter. Suddenly, a separation measured by an otherworldly distance, and defined both by one newly discovered world and another in a state of collapse, is threatened by an ever-widening gulf that is much less quantifiable. While Peter is reconciling the needs of his congregation with the desires of his strange employer, Bea is struggling for survival. Their trials lay bare a profound meditation on faith, love tested beyond endurance, and our responsibility to those closest to us" -- from publisher's web site.

Emma blooms at last

October 23, 2014
King, Naomi, 1953-
New York : New American Library, [2014]
pages ; cm.
"Romance is in the air during the fall wedding season in the Amish community of Cedar Creek. But while one loving couple prepares to tie the knot, Amanda and Wyman Brubaker's large family faces a threat from outside their happy circle...and must learn to pull together. Recently wed Amanda and Wyman Brubaker are thrilled that their children from previous marriages have blended together to form a strong family. But when the construction of Wyman's new grain elevator is delayed, making the project more expensive than anticipated, Amanda's determination to rally the kids into taking on work to improve the family's finances comes into conflict with Wyman's sense of responsibility as head of the household.... Meanwhile, as James Graber and Abby Lambright prepare for their long-awaited nuptials, folks gather from far and wide. Amanda's nephew Jerome has long been smitten with James's sister Emma and wants to seize this chance to woo her. But Emma's been burned once and is twice shy of trusting the fun-loving, never-serious Jerome. As Emma and Jerome struggle to understand each other, and find the courage to make a leap of faith, the Brubakers face a bigger challenge than they first anticipated and begin to discover just what it means to fight...the Amish way. "-- Provided by publisher.

Snowfall : a Days of redemption Christmas novella

October 16, 2014
Gray, Shelley Shepard, author.
New York : Avon Inspire, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
222, 10 pages ; 18 cm.
Includes reader's extras.
"Ruth Stutzman is a wonderful caregiver--but she has no experience with [children]. Laid off from her job at a retirement home due to budget cuts, she's relieved to find work--even if it means temporarily watching widower Martin Rodes' brood of six. Martin has done the best he can since his wife's passing, but he and the children need help. Their house, once full of laughter and light, has been darkened by sadness. Soon after Ruth arrives, the children are drawn to her warmth and gentleness, and so is Martin, even though he feels it's wrong"-- Provided by publisher.

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