New Arrivals · Christian Fiction

February 3, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Keeper of the stars

February 2, 2016
Hatcher, Robin Lee. author.
286 pages ; 22 cm.
"She blames him for her brother's death. Can she let go of resentment and open her heart to love? Penny Cartwright found it difficult to understand why her younger brother would choose to join a country singer's band rather than return to Kings Meadow after college and the separation strained their relationship. Then a car accident made certain her brother could never return. Trevor Reynolds has chased stardom in Nashville for more than a dozen years, but it remains out of his reach. After an accident kills his young drummer, Trevor goes to Kings Meadow to keep a promise and perhaps to discover what truly matters in this life. Thrown together by circumstances, Penny and Trevor must learn to give and receive forgiveness. And if they do, perhaps something beautiful can rise from the ashes of heartbreak".

The restoration

February 2, 2016
Brunstetter, Wanda E., author.
315 pages ; 22 cm.
When Priscilla Herschberger faces a choice between childhood friend Elam from her Amish community and an outsider, Elam's attempts to persuade her soon run out of control.

Grace's forgiveness

February 2, 2016
Jebber, Molly, author.
New York, NY : Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2016]
310 pages ; 17 cm.

A son's vow

February 2, 2016
Gray, Shelley Shepard, author.
New York, NY : Avon Inspire, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
262, 15 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Lukas and Darla had been close friends until her father caused the fire that killed five Amish men, including himself and the mill owner, Lukas's father. Now Lukas is responsible for the mill and his three siblings. But when he learns Darla's brother is taking his anger out on Darla, Lukas can't simply stand by and watch"-- Provided by publisher.

Undaunted hope

February 1, 2016
Hedlund, Jody, author.
374 pages : 22 cm.
Running from the mistakes of her past, Tessa Taylor heads to the uppermost reaches of Michigan, planning to serve as the new teacher of the children of miners. She quickly learns the town has requested a male teacher, but Percival Updegraff, superintendent and chief mine clerk, says she can stay through winter since it's too late to replace her. Tessa can't help but thank him and say she is in his debt. Determined to make herself irreplacable once spring thaw arrives, Tessa throws herself into her work, and soon two students have decided Miss Taylor is the right match for their grieving father. At the same time, charming assistant lightkeeper, Alex Bjorklund makes his interest known, surprising Tessa, who has never had men fight for her hand before. But not all is well as she feels that someone is tracking her every move, and she may not be able to escape the trap that has been laid for her.

The fruitcake murders

February 1, 2016
Collins, Ace.
Nashville, Tennessee : Abingdon Press, [2015]
302 pages ; 22 cm
Includes discussion questions.
Fruitcakes never die...but people do!

Amish Christmas at North Star : four stories of love & family

February 1, 2016
Colorado Springs : WaterBrook Press, 2015.
392 pages ; 21 cm
Guiding star / Katie Ganshert -- Mourning star / Amanda Flower -- In the stars / Cindy Woodsmall -- Star of grace / Mindy Starns Clark and Emily Clark.
"In this stirring Amish Christmas novella collection, beloved and best-selling Christian fiction authors join efforts to offer four heartwarming tales of love, faith, and the miracles that surround Christmas"-- Provided by publisher.


January 28, 2016
Bradley, Sally (Writer), author.
412 pages ; 23 cm
Editor Miska Tomlinson finds her new neighbor Dillan Foster different from every other man in her life, including the married baseball player Mark and her absentee father, but when a scandal she's involved in is about to become nationwide news, could Dillan still be interested in her?

Jezebel's daughter

January 28, 2016
Thomas, Jacquelin, author.
Houston, Texas : Brown Girls Books, [2015].
289 pages ; 21 cm
"Natalia Winters vowed revenge on Jessie Belle from the moment she discovered the reason her father committed suicide. Her pampered, rich girl reputation puts her at odds with almost everyone, but is she sinister enough to push Jessie Belle over the balcony? Reina Cannon spends her days as a much sought after hairstylist and her nights reliving the cruelty of her childhood. For years, she has lived for revenge; to make Jessie Belle suffer for the pain she caused Reina. Her sweet smile and look of innocence is a ruse, a carefully calculated effort to hide a surprising and dangerous truth. Chrissy Barton yearned to take revenge on Jessie Belle--to pay her back for the beating she suffered by unknown assailants. She was no longer a prostitute, but she had never forgotten the triumphant look Jessie Belle had given that very moment, Chrissy vowed Jessie Belle would pay with her life. Three women from very different worlds...a common goal. However, Jessie Belle's family is determined to discover the truth behind the night she ended up on the pavement below her bedroom. And their search for answers will lead to stunning revelations for them all."--Back cover.

Sofia's tune

January 26, 2016
Thomson, Cindy, 1960- author.
[Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], 2015.
405 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
An Ellis Island novel.

A new beginning

January 22, 2016
McLaughlin, CaSandra, author.
[United States] : [Publisher not identified], [2015]
155 pages ; 22 cm

A worthy heart

January 19, 2016
Mason, Susan Anne, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a divisioin of Baker Publishing Group, [2016]
392 pages ; 22 cm.
Maggie Montgomery arrives in America from Ireland under the premise of visiting family, but really, she intends to stay in the Land of Opportunity, and soon she meets Adam, a black sheep whose past may come in the way of their love.

Mermaid moon : a Sunset Cove novel

January 19, 2016
Coble, Colleen, author.
337 pages ; 22 cm.
"Mallory's mother died fifteen years ago. But her father's last words on the phone were unmistakable: "Find...mother." Shame and confusion have kept Mallory Davis from her home for the last fifteen years, but when her dad mysteriously dies on his mail boat route, she doesn't have any choice but to go back to Mermaid Point. Mallory believes her father was murdered and childhood sweetheart Kevin O'Connor, game warden in Downeast Maine, confirms her suspicions. But Kevin is wary of helping Mallory in her search. She broke his heart--and left--without a word, years ago. When Mallory begins receiving threats on her own life--and her beloved teenage daughter, Haylie--their search intensifies. There's a tangled web within the supposed murder, and it involves much more than what meets the eye. As answers begin to fall into place, Mallory realizes her search is about more than finding her father's killer--it is also about finding herself again...and possibly about healing what was broken so long ago with Kevin. She just has to stay alive long enough to put all the pieces together."--publisher.

Beyond the silence

January 8, 2016
Peterson, Tracie, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Bethany House, 2016.
348 pages ; 22 cm
Lillian Porter is thrilled to accept a nanny position out west, until she arrives and hears troubling rumors that her employer caused his wife's death. But the accusation doesn't align with the man she comes to know--and love. When Woody is arrested on suspicion of attacking his housekeeper, can Lillian find the truth in time to save them both from tragedy?

The midwife's choice

January 6, 2016
Parr, Delia, author.
328 pages ; 22 cm.
Originally published by St. Martin's Press as Home to Trinity.
"In small-town Trinity, Pennsylvania, 1831, Martha Cade tries to balance the demands of her calling as a midwife, the delicacy of private information she learns in that role, and the hopes and expectations she has for her daughter and for herself"-- Provided by publisher.


January 6, 2016
Haley, Patricia.
Wyandanch, NY : Urban Christian ; East Rutherford, NJ : Distributed by Kensington Corp, c2015.
322 p. ; 22 cm.
Includes reading group guide.
In an attempt to set his life on the right track, Joel reaches out to the most unlikely person, his stepmother and long-time nemesis, Madeline, pleading with her to let him back into the family business.

Finding promise

January 5, 2016
Dunn, Scarlett.
New York : Zebra Books, [2016]
375 pages ; 178 cm.
Sequel to : Promises kept.
"The McBride Brothers"--Cover.
"She may be an heiress, but Parker Promise Sinclair cares more about living an adventurous life than snaring a suitable husband. So it's no surprise when she joins a Wyoming wagon train--only to survive a massacre that leaves her with no memory, a target on her back--and her abiding faith tested by the only man who can possibly protect her. His gunfighting skills and trail savvy have saved U.S. Marshal Jake McBride more times than he can count. And his instincts tell him the only way to keep Promise alive is to take her along on his high-stakes cattle drive. But she soon proves she can ride and shoot with the best of them--and Jake finds it increasingly difficult to keep himself from falling for her. Soon, with danger closing in, they'll have only one chance to face their doubts, their fears--and their growing love...."--Cover, p. [4]

Hester on the run

December 31, 2015
Byler, Linda. author.
New York, NY : Good Books, [2015]
329 pages ; 22 cm.
"The setting is the beginning of an Amish settlement in colonial America in the forests of eastern Pennsylvania. There, a young Amish couple, Hans and Kate Zug, are in their ninth year of marriage, still waiting to have a child. Then, one April morning, Kate finds a Native infant, wrapped in deerskin and placed next to the spring where she went to fill her water bucket. Kate and Hans cherish Hester, despite the pointed question of Hans's mother--'What makes you think you can raise her Amish, with her Indian blood?' Hester glows as she grows, an unmistakable beauty both inside and out, and charms her adopted Amish community. But then, an elderly Lenape woman hands Hester a package of medicinal herbs to rout an infection that is threatening Kate's life. A trust passes between the wizened and the youthful Native women. In that moment, Hester recognizes that she belongs to two worlds, both intent on possessing her. When Amish Indian Hester realizes that she must leave her tension-filled home for her sake and her father's, she takes only two possessions: the leather-bound book of remedies left for her by the old Lenape woman and her memories of the Amish ways"

The wonder of you : a Christiansen Family novel

December 31, 2015
Warren, Susan May, 1966-
Carol Stream, Illinois. : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2015]
xiv, 399 pages : map ; 21 cm.
"Mortified after her semester abroad is cut short, Amelia Christiansen returns to Deep Haven, certain she isnt brave enough for the adventures shes dreamed of. The last thing she expects is for the man who broke her heart to cross the Atlantic and beg forgiveness"

The first hostage : a J. B. Collins novel

December 29, 2015
Rosenberg, Joel C., 1967-
xvi, 430 pages ; 24 cm
"The president of the United States is missing. With these words, New York Times journalist J. B. Collins, reporting from the scene of a devastating attack by ISIS terrorists in Amman, Jordan, puts the entire world on high alert. The leaders of Israel and Palestine are critically injured, Jordan's king is fighting for his life, and the U.S. president is missing and presumed captured. As the U.S. government faces a constitutional crisis and Jordan battles for its very existence, Collins must do his best to keep the world informed while working to convince the FBI that his stories are not responsible for the terror attack on the Jordanian capital. And ISIS still has chemical weapons. Struggling to clear his name, Collins and the Secret Service try frantically to locate and rescue the leader of the free world before ISIS's threats become a catastrophic reality."--Jacket.

The forgotten recipe

December 21, 2015
Clipston, Amy.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2015]
xv, 304 pages ; 22 cm
"An Amish heirloom novel"--Cover.
After losing her beloved fiancé, Veronica Fisher takes solace in opening a bake stand to sell creations made from her mother's recipe, and soon, a regular visitor to her stand begins to gladden her heart.

The mountain midwife

December 21, 2015
Eakes, Laurie Alice.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2015]
ix, 340 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
"The women in Ashley's family have helped mothers usher new life into this world for generations. But what if it's Ashley's turn to have a new life? Ashley Tolliver has tended to the women of her small Appalachian community for years. As their midwife, she has seen it all. Until a young woman gives birth to a baby at Ashley's home and is abducted just as Ashley tries to take her to the nearest hospital. The new mother is dangerously bleeding and needs medical attention. Now Ashley is on a mission to find the woman and her newborn baby before it's too late. Hunter McDermott is on a quest to track down his birth mother. After receiving more media attention than he could ever want from a daring rescue of a young girl, he received a mysterious phone call from the middle of Virginia from a woman claiming to be his mother. He seeks out the aid of the local midwife her family has assisted in the births of most babies for many generations surely she can shed some light on his own family background. Ashley isn't prepared for the way Hunter's entrance into her world affects her heart and her future. He reignites dreams she has long put aside, dreams of earning her medical degree and being able to do even more for her community. But is it commitment to her calling or fear of the unknown that keeps her feet firmly planted in the Appalachian soil? Or is it something more fear of her growing feelings for Hunter that make her hesitant to explore the world beyond the mountains?"-- Provided by publisher.

I'll cross the river

December 11, 2015
Flinchbaugh, C. Hope.
Shippensburg, PA : Destiny Image, ©2008.
287 pages ; 23 cm

The Brontë plot

December 7, 2015
Reay, Katherine, 1970- author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2015]
342 pages ; 22 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
"When a rare-books dealer goes to England, she discovers more than just the famous writing haunts--she discovers how to love and be loved in today's modern world. Victoria Seward makes a living finding rare books through means that aren't always on the up-and-up. But if it makes the clients happy, who is she really hurting? After all, everything always turns out all right in the end. At least it does in her favorite books, the ones her absent father sends every year on her birthday, no matter where he is. When her unorthodox behavior ruins her relationship with her boyfriend James, Victoria knows something has to change--she has to change. Enter Helen, a wealthy client seeking a companion for her trip to England to purchase antiques, and who just happens to be James's grandmother. Helen has secrets of her own, secrets that help her relate to Victoria more than anyone can guess.As Victoria and Helen travel across England, Victoria suspects there is more to this trip than Helen lets on. When Helen's health falters, Victoria reaches out to James, reigniting feelings that were never truly extinguished. Everything comes to a head at Haworth, home of the Brontë sisters, when hidden offenses rise to the surface. Victoria's happy ending is within reach--if she can step out of the literary world and into the life that's been waiting for her all along"-- Provided by publisher.

Perpetua : a novel

December 7, 2015
Peterson, Amy Rachel.
Lake Mary, FL : Relevant Books, ©2004.
394 pages ; 22 cm
"Perpetua, a wealthy noblemwoman just coming of age in Carthage, discovers Jesus at a time when Christians are being thrown to the beasts in city amphitheaters for sport. Rejecting the gods of the ancient Roman Empire, she embraces a passionate relationship with Jesus and falls in love with a man who shares her faith. Together they navigate the treacherous, bloodthirsty waters of the social culture, but every step seems to take them closer to the ultimate sacrifice."--Provided by publisher.

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