New Arrivals · Christian Fiction

May 24, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

When crickets cry

May 23, 2019
Martin, Charles, 1969- author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2006]
ix, 336 pages ; 22 cm
"A novel of the heart"--Cover.
It begins on the shaded town square in a sleepy Southern town. A spirited seven-year-old has a brisk business at her lemonade stand. Her latest customer, a bearded stranger, drains his cup and heads to his car. But the little girl's pretty yellow dress can't quite hide the ugly scar on her chest. The stranger understands more about it than he wants to admit. And the beat-up bread truck careening around the corner with its radio blaring is about to change the trajectory of both their lives. Before it's over, they'll both know there are painful reasons why crickets cry--and that miracles lurk around unexpected corners.

A welcome at our door

May 22, 2019
Clipston, Amy, author.
xv, 320 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: A seat by the hearth.
Includes discussion questions.
"Over the last few years, Cindy Riehl--the youngest of the Riehl children--has watched her siblings find love and happiness in Lancaster County. But as her family has settled down and grown, Cindy has continued to grieve her mother, whose death left an enormous hole in her heart. Since that haunting day, Cindy has struggled to find peace and wonders if the community is the place for her--and if her faith in God will ever feel the same as it once did. When a handsome and kind Englisher named Drew crosses Cindy's path one surprising day, the two of them become fast and easy friends. Drew dreams of starting a family after some losses of his own, and before long, he and Cindy discover that their feelings for each other are romantic. As they spend more time together--often in secret--Cindy is drawn further and further away from the Amish community and the family she loves. In time, she is faced with a difficult choice that threatens to upend her world. Will Cindy find contentment and love, and will she ever find restored comfort in God and her beloved community?"--Provided by publisher.

The Inn at Hidden Run

May 17, 2019
Newport, Olivia, author.
255 pages : color illustration ; 22 cm.
"Meri's family has been producing doctors for so many generations that no one remembers why, so when she flunks out of medical school, she runs as far from her parents as she can get. In the small mountain town of Canyon Mines, Colorado, she takes a job at the Inn at Hidden Run B&B. And waits. It's only a matter of time. What she doesn't count on is genealogist Jillian Parisi-Duffy and her father, Nolan, having her back when it takes everything she has not to bolt again but to stay and face the truth that only unfolding her family's history will reveal. While Nolan works on keeping Meri calm--and in town--Jillian pulls out of her gems of information she doesn't know she has and arranges the puzzle pieces. But none of that changes the fact that Meri's family is closing in to haul her back to her 'real' life. When their arrival inflames tensions and Meri finally does bolt, Nolan and Jillian may be out of time"--Page 4 of cover.

The refuge

May 16, 2019
Gabhart, Ann H., 1947- author.
390 pages ; 23 cm
Darcie and Walter Goodwin join a Shaker village to escape a cholera epidemic, but when Walter dies, Darcie is left alone--and lonely. Can love live again for this widow in a community that doesn't believe in marriage?

A second chance : an Amish romance

May 16, 2019
Byler, Linda, author.
New York, New York : Good Books, [2019]
333 pages ; 22 cm

The Outlaw chronicles trilogy

May 13, 2019
Dekker, Ted, 1962- author.
864 pages ; 22 cm.
All titles previously released.
Eyes wide open -- Water walker -- Hacker.
"It all begins with Christy Snow in Eyes Wide Open: seventeen, buried alive in a coffin, and about to die. Is what she's experiencing real? Or is she suffering a delusional breakdown? In Water Walker, Alice Ringwald is a thirteen-year-old orphan suffering from amnesia. She is still adjusting to her new life when suddenly she is kidnapped by a strange man. Finally, in Hacker, skilled computer expert Nyah Parks is using her technical knowledge to get money for her mom's life-saving medical treatment. When Nyah cracks the wrong firewall, it's not just her mother's life that is in danger. Nyah is forced into one last hack that will either save her or kill her. Humming with intensity, The Outlaw Chronicles Trilogy is a raw adrenaline rush from the first page to the last from master of suspense Ted Dekker"--Page 4 of cover.

Becoming us : a gather novel

May 3, 2019
Gunn, Robin Jones, 1955- author.
New York : Multnomah, 2019.
308 pages ; 21 cm
"From the author of the best-selling Christy Miller and SisterChicks series comes a new book of community, friendship, and tackling the hard things of life with God and loved ones around a table"-- Provided by publisher.

Shadow over Kiriath

May 1, 2019
Hancock, Karen.
Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House, 2005.
463 pages : map ; 22 cm.
"Abramm's coronation is still underway, and rival leaders are plotting their return to power. Will Abramm hold onto victory, or will his enemies succeed in destroying his beloved realm?"--Provided by publisher.

A perfect Amish match

May 1, 2019
Chapman, Vannetta, author.
New York, NY : Love Inspired Books, [2019]
218 pages ; 17 cm
"Love inspired inspirational romance"--Spine.
After three failed relationships, Amish bachelor Noah Graber would rather disappoint his parents than try again. But when matchmaker Olivia Mae Miller agrees to provide courting lessons, Noah's perfect match becomes clear--it's Olivia Mae herself! With ailinggrandparents at home, she hadn't planned on love or marriage. Might a future with Noah be everything she's been missing?

The road home

April 26, 2019
Evans, Richard Paul, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
320 pages ; 21 cm.
"Chicago celebrity and pitchman Charles James is supposed to be dead. Everyone believes he was killed in a fiery plane crash, a flight he narrowly missed. But thanks to that remarkable twist of fate, he's very much alive and ready for a second chance at life and love. Escaping death has brought Charles some clarity: the money, the fame, the expensive cars; none of it brought him true joy or peace. The last time he was truly happy was when he was married to his ex-wife Monica, before their relationship was destroyed by his ambition and greed. In the exciting and provocative series that began with The Broken Road and The Forgotten Road, Charles is still on his pilgrimage across the iconic Route 66 in The Road Home. He intends to finish his trek from Amarillo to Santa Monica, despite learning that his ex-wife is now planning to marry another man. With the initial reason for his trip in jeopardy, he still has lessons to learn along the way before he discovers—and arrives at—his true destination."--Inside dust jacket.

Hope on the inside

April 18, 2019
Bostwick, Marie, author.
New York : Kensington Books, ©2019.
357 pages ; 21 cm
Includes discussion questions.
Hope Carpenter finds new purpose in a new phase of life when her husband's forced retirement strains both their savings and their marriage. Seeking inspiration and a financial boost, Hope gets a job teaching crafts to inmates at a local women's prison with surprising results. At first, Hope feels foolish and irrelevant, struggling to relate to women whose choices seem so different from her own. But with time, and the encouragement of the prison chaplain, she begins to discover common ground with the inmates, in their worries about their children and families, their fear of having failed those who need them. Just like her, they want to make something of themselves, but believe it might be impossible. Embarking on an ambitious quilting project, Hope and her students begin to bond. Together, piece by piece, they learn to defy expectations--their own and others'--and to see that it's never too late to stitch together a life that, even in its imperfections, is both surprising and beautiful.

Two weeks : a novel

April 18, 2019
Kingsbury, Karen, author.
New York : Howard Books, 2019.
356 pages : genealogical table ; 22 cm.
"A story in the Baxter Family series about a couple desperately waiting to bring their adopted child home and a young mother about to make the biggest decision of her life."--Provided by publisher.

Almost home : a novel

April 18, 2019
Luesse, Valerie Fraser, author.
Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2019]
327 pages ; 22 cm
With America's entrance into the Second World War, the town of Blackberry Springs, Alabama, has exploded virtually overnight. Workers from all over are coming south for jobs in Uncle Sam's munitions plants--and they're bringing their pasts with them, right into Dolly Chandler's grand but fading family home turned boardinghouse.

A tender hope

April 18, 2019
Cabot, Amanda, 1948- author.
347 pages : map, genealogical chart ; 23 cm.
As far as Thea Michener is concerned, it's time for a change. With her husband murdered and her much-anticipated baby stillborn, there is nothing left for her in Ladreville. Having accepted a position as Cimarron Creek's midwife, she has no intention of remarrying and trying for another child. So when a handsome Texas Ranger appears on her doorstep with an abandoned baby, Thea isn't sure her heart can take it. Ranger Jackson Guthrie isn't concerned only with the baby's welfare. He's been looking for Thea, convinced that her late husband was part of the gang that killed his brother. But it soon becomes clear that the situation is far more complicated than he anticipated--and he'll need Thea's help if he's ever to find the justice he seeks. Amanda Cabot invites readers back to Cimarron Creek for a tender story of loss, betrayal, and love in the majestic Texas Hill Country.

The governess of Penwythe Hall

April 16, 2019
Ladd, Sarah E., author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2019]
336 pages ; 22 cm.
"In the first of a new series from beloved Regency romance author, Sarah Ladd, Delia, a governess to five recently orphaned children, would risk anything to protect them . . . even her heart"-- Provided by publisher.

Amish reunion : four Amish stories

April 16, 2019
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2019].
xvi, 380 pages ; 22 cm
Their true home / Amy Clipston -- A reunion of hearts / Beth Wiseman -- A chance to remember / Kathleen Fuller -- Mended hearts / Kelly Irvin.
Their True Home by Amy Clipston : When Marlene Bawell moved from Bird-in-Hand ten years ago, she was in the deepest of mourning for her mother. Now her family has moved back so her father can seek employment after being laid off. To help save money, Marlene works at the hardware store owned by Rudy Swarey's father. She knew Rudy growing up and had a secret crush on him, though he never seemed to notice her. But just as a friendship between them begins to blossom, her life is once again turned upside down. Will Marlene ever have a chance to find her own true home?

The Persian gamble

April 10, 2019
Rosenberg, Joel C., 1967- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
574 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Kremlin Conspiracy comes this international thriller about a terrifying nuclear alliance among three world powers--Russia, Iran, and North Korea--and the man who must halt their deadly strategy"-- Provided by publisher.

The Damascus Road : a novel of Saint Paul

April 9, 2019
Parini, Jay, author.
New York : Doubleday, 2019.
347 pages : map ; 25 cm
"A historical novel of the Apostle Paul, whose tireless and epic preaching of the message of Jesus brought Christianity into existence and changed human history."--Provided by publisher.

Shadow among sheaves

April 4, 2019
Stephens, Naomi, author.
Uhrichsville, OH : Shiloh Run Press, an Imprint of Barbour Pub., [2019]
317 pages ; 22 cm
The Great Rebellion of 1857 was a remarkably bloody business. At a time when Britain's imperial influence in India was sparking brutal clashes on both sides, no one could have expected Rena, an Indian woman, to marry a British officer--nor do they understand her decision to follow her mother-in-law to England after her husband's tragic death.

Golden bride

April 3, 2019
Woodhouse, Kimberley, 1973- author.
Uhrichsville, Ohio : Barbour Books, an imprint of Barbour Publishing, Inc., 2019.
251 pages ; 22 cm
Can Olivia survive the crime and Gold Rush fever of 1849...and the countless marriage proposals? A series for fans of all things related to history, romance, adventure, faith, and family trees. The Daughters of the Mayflower series continues when Olivia Brighton finds herself widowed and working her brother's restaurant in San Francisco during the height of the rush for gold. Even though she receives at least twenty marriage proposals a day, she will never marry a gold miner. Her brother's friend Joseph Sawyer has gotten caught up in local politics and the plight of Chinese in forced labor. The more Joseph gets pulled into investigating crime in the city, the less Olivia sees of the compassionate man. And just when she thinks she could love again, a fire threatens to steal all hope.

Hearts in harmony

March 29, 2019
Wiseman, Beth, 1962- author.
Grand Rapids, MI : Zondervan, [2019]
x, 310 pages ; 22 cm
Includes Discussion Questions.
"The first novel in the new Amish Journeys series by bestselling author Beth Wiseman. Mary Hershberger lives a happy life in an Amish community in Indiana with her parents and sister. Levi Shetler lives forty miles away in a crowded and unorganized home that is part of a much stricter community. When the two met as children, Mary learned a secret about Levi: he is a musical prodigy, but his talent must remain unused and unheard in his community. Eight years later, circumstances and a mutual love of music bring Mary and Levi together. Mary loves to sing, and Levi's abilities on the piano are astounding. But the Amish rule states that the use of instruments and songs not approved in their songbook is forbidden. The pair must determine whether their talents are God-given gifts to be embraced or temptations luring them into the Englisch world. All the while, Mary and Levi are falling in love, but their love struggles to withstand their very different upbringings. Their love of music brings them together, but it could also be what tears them apart. As they face a compromise or a parting of the ways, a tragic accident shakes their decision. Both Mary and Levi must reconcile what they love with what their hearts say is right"-- Provided by publisher.

A hero for Miss Hatherleigh

March 20, 2019
Miller, Carolyn, 1974- author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Kregel, Publications, [2019]
328 pages ; 22 cm.
"As the daughter of Viscount Aynsley, Caroline Hatherleigh knows every rule of society—and she's always followed them precisely. It's simply the way things are done in her world. When she visits south Devonshire and encounters a fossil-hunting scientist and his sister, her assumptions about what is right are shaken. She is suddenly confronted by questions she has never considered about the importance of friendship and faith—and her comfortable understanding about how the world works is thrown off balance. Gideon Kirby loves science, and hunting down proof of past lives is a joy he won't willingly give up. But his scientific leanings are being challenged by both his personal beliefs and by local smugglers in the Devonshire countryside. And every day his sister's illness is becoming more desperate and her care grows more demanding. Adding a proper Viscount’s daughter to the mix is a complication Gideon never expected—especially since he has a secret that demands he stays far away from this young woman he's falling for in order to protect his beloved sister. When a mysterious stranger visits the village, that secret is set to be exposed, no matter how Gideon fights. Then tragedy strikes in a smugglers cave. And the threat of scandal may lead to broken hearts and passionless propriety. Will the shaky bond these two have managed to build be strong enough to overcome their differences—or will the trust they’ve withheld from each other end up tearing three lives apart?"

The tinderbox

March 19, 2019
Lewis, Beverly, 1949- author.
Bloomington, Minnesota : Bethany House Publishers, [2019]
306 pages ; 23 cm
"When Sylvia Miller finds the key to an old tinderbox of her father's, her curiosity is piqued. Shocked by the secrets it holds, Sylvia confronts her father. The truth about the tinderbox will forever change not only her own life, but also that of her family and her Amish community"-- Provided by publisher.

Buck Denver's hammer of strength : a lesson in loving others

March 13, 2019
Vischer, Phil, author.
New York : Faith Words, 2019.
1 volume : chiefly illustrations (color) ; 26 cm
"Based on the bestselling videos from Buck Denver Asks®... What's in the Bible?"--Inside book jacket.
"Buck Denver wants to show everyone how strong he is, so he goes around whacking things with a giant carnival hammer to prove just that. But before he gets himself or anyone else hurt, Buck's friends encourage him to show his strength by loving others. Buck protests, thinking love is just gentle hugs and mushy-gushy kisses, but through love-filled Bible stories, the gang helps Buck realize love is hugs and kisses, but most of all, love is putting others first, which takes the greatest strength of all."--Publisher's website.

The promised Amish bride

March 5, 2019
Perry, Marta, author.
218 pages ; 17 cm.
"Inspirational romance"--Spine.
"Returning to his Amish community after losing his job in the Englisch world, Aaron King isn't sure if he wants to stay. Everything's the same, including his childhood friend Sally Stoltzfus. With an uncertain future and a big secret, Aaron has changed. But the more time he spends training a horse with Sally, the more he believes this is exactly where he's meant to be."--Back cover.

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