New Arrivals · Christian Fiction

March 21, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

Courting Mr. Emerson

March 4, 2019
Carlson, Melody, author.
Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2019]
340 pages ; 22 cm
"George Emerson doesn't want his predictable life to change, but free-spirited ex-hippie Willow West has other plans for him. They may soon discover that no one is too old to change their lives--or find love"-- Provided by publisher.

Of fire and lions : a novel

March 1, 2019
Andrews, Mesu, 1963- author.
Colorado Springs : Waterbrook, 2019.
388 pages ; 21 cm
The Old Testament book of Daniel comes to life in this novel for readers of Lynn Austin's Chronicles of the Kings series or Francine Rivers' Mark of the Lion series. Survival. A Hebrew girl first tasted it when she escaped death nearly seventy years ago as the Babylonians ransacked Jerusalem and took their finest as captives. She thought she'd perfected in the many years amongst the Magoi and the idol worshippers, pretending with all the others in King Nebuchadnezzar's court. Now, as Daniel's wife and a septuagenarian matriarch, Belili thinks she's safe and she can live out her days in Babylon without fear--until the night Daniel is escorted to Belshazzar's palace to interpret mysterious handwriting on a wall. The Persian Army invades, and Bellili's tightly-wound secrets unfurl with the arrival of the conquering army. What will the reign of Darius mean for Daniel, a man who prays to Yahweh alone? Ultimately, Yahweh's sovereign hand guides Jerusalem's captives, and the frightened Hebrew girl is transformed into a confident woman, who realizes her need of the God who conquers both fire and lions.

When you are near

February 26, 2019
Peterson, Tracie, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2019]
311 pages ; 21 cm.

The Persian gamble

February 25, 2019
Rosenberg, Joel C., 1967- author.
xi, 424 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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. --Publisher's description.

A bound heart

February 21, 2019
Frantz, Laura, author.
Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2019]
406 pages ; 22 cm
Magnus MacLeish and Lark MacDougall grew up on the same castle grounds. Magnus is now laird of the great house and the Isle of Kerrera; Lark is but the keeper of his bees and the woman he is hoping will provide a tincture that might help his ailing wife conceive and bear him an heir. When his wife dies suddenly, Magnus and Lark find themselves caught up in a whirlwind of accusations, expelled from their beloved island, and sold as indentured servants across the Atlantic. Yet even when all hope seems dashed against the rocky coastline of the Virginia colony, the two make a new beginning-- together. -- adapted from back cover

A faithful gathering

February 20, 2019
Gould, Leslie, 1962- author.
340 pages ; 22 cm.
Leisel Bachmann left her Amish roots and beloved sisters to pursue a career in medicine without a second thought. She has an Englisch boyfriend, Nick Jordan, and dreams of a new life--but those dreams come crashing down when her sister Marie is diagnosed with cancer. Soon nothing is going as she planned--not her state boards, not her first nursing job, and certainly not her relationship with Nick. As she becomes increasingly discouraged, her aunt shares the story of Leisel's grandfather during World War II and the struggle he faced between returning to Lancaster or being with the woman he loved. Peace and a vision for the future are difficult to find, and when Nick leaves Pennsylvania for a completely new life, Leisel is faced with impossible choices. Will she stay in Lancaster, close to her family and the traditions of her past? Or learn from her grandfather's story and embrace a life of love and service in an uncertain future?

An Amish holiday wedding

February 14, 2019
Lighte, Carrie, author.
New York, NY : Love Inspired Books, 2018.
219 pages ; 17 cm.
"A business arrangement...or a Christmas proposal? Anything's possible with Amish Country CourtshipsOn the brink of losing her bakery, the last thing Faith Yoder's interested in is courting--until Hunter Schwartz returns to Willow Creek. After hiring him to deliver her treats to a Christmas festival, Faith's determined their relationship will stay strictly professional. But despite a secret that's kept her single, Faith can't help but wish she and Hunter could become husband and wife" -- Backf cover.

The Amish Christmas cowboy

February 13, 2019
Brown, Jo Ann, author.
New York, NY : Love Inspired Books, 2018.
219 pages ; 17 cm.
"Nanny Sarah Kuhns has her hands full with kinder, her overbearing brothers and her big dreams. And it only gets worse when she takes on the care of an injured cowboy. For Amish traveling horseman Toby Christner, tight-knit Harmony Creek represents everything he's run from. Until he heals, he can't leave ... but will falling for Sarah make him want to stay?"

Redemption : a novella

February 13, 2019
McLaughlin, CaSandra, author.
170 pages ; 22 cm
"Tania Clinton left her small hometown of Sweet Lily, Texas shortly after her graduation day with the intent to never return. Her mother had gone on to be with the Lord, leaving her and her baby sister, Naomi, in the hands of their eldest sister, Mona. Things between Tania and Mona weren't great (to say the least), but Tania had finally moved on...or so she thought."--Back cover.

With winter's first frost

February 8, 2019
Irvin, Kelly, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2019]
338 pages ; 22 cm.
"With the coldest season comes the warmest of second chances. At age seventy-three, Laura Kauffman knows she is closer to the end of life than the beginning. If God willed it, she would join her beloved late husband soon. Even so, Laura wonders what purpose God might have for her in this winter of her life—and why this season seems so lonely. Widower Zechariah Stutzman is facing his own barren season, despite the great-grandchildren swirling around him. With his Parkinson's worsening, he had no choice but to move in with his grandson's family, though now he feels adrift and useless. When Laura offers to help with Zechariah's five great-grandchildren after their mother has a difficult childbirth, Zechariah is unsure how he will adjust to the warm but tart demeanor of this woman he has known since grade school. But soon Laura and Zechariah learn they are asking God the same questions about loss and hope. And they begin to wonder if He is providing answers after all. With Winter's First Frost reminds us that God's purposes always bear fruit—and sometimes love is sweeter with age."--Back cover.

Mending fences

February 8, 2019
Fisher, Suzanne Woods, author.
327 pages ; 23 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
Includes an excerpt of Stitches in time, the next book in the series by the author.
Luke Schrock is a new and improved man after a stint in rehab, though everyone in Stoney Ridge only remembers the old Luke. They might have forgiven him, but nobody trusts him. He has been allowed to live at Windmill Farm under two conditions. First, he must make a sincere apology to each person he's hurt. Second, he must ask each victim of mischief to describe the damage he caused. Simple, Luke thinks. Offering apologies is easy. But discovering the lasting effects his careless actions have caused isn't so simple. It's gut-wrenching. And his list keeps growing. Izzy Miller, beautiful and frustratingly aloof, also boards at Windmill Farm, and Luke's clumsy efforts to befriend her only insult her. Eager to impress, Luke sets out to prove himself to her by locating her mother. When he does, her identity sends shock waves through Stoney Ridge.

The seamstress : a novel

February 8, 2019
Pittman, Allison, author.
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2019]
456 pages ; 21 cm
"1788: In a tiny French village, during the waning days of peace, cousins Renee and Laurette live a peaceful, relatively contented life as the shepherdesses under the guardianship of the respectable Emile Gagnon. When Renee is given the chance to work as a seamstress at the Palace at Versailles, their lives take two very different paths straight into the heart of the Revolution. Based on a character who appears in the classic, A Tale of Two Cities"-- Provided by publisher.

The sky above us

February 8, 2019
Sundin, Sarah, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2019]
375 pages ; 22 cm
Includes discussion questions.
Numbed by grief and harboring shameful secrets, Lt. Adler Paxton ships to England with the US 357th Fighter Group in 1943. Determined to become an ace pilot, Adler battles the German Luftwaffe in treacherous dogfights in the skies over France as the Allies struggle for control of the air before the D-day invasion. Violet Lindstrom wanted to be a missionary, but for now she serves in the American Red Cross, where she arranges entertainment for the men of the 357th in the Aeroclub on base and sets up programs for local children. Drawn to the mysterious Adler, she enlists his help with her work and urges him to reconnect with his family after a long estrangement. Despite himself, Adler finds his defenses crumbling when it comes to Violet. But D-day draws near. And secrets can't stay buried forever. Bestselling author Sarah Sundin returns readers to the shores of Normandy, this time in the air, as the second Paxton brother prepares to face the past--and the most fearsome battle of his life.

The forgiving jar

February 5, 2019
Brunstetter, Wanda E., author.
Uhrichsville, OH : Shiloh Run Press, [2019]
312 pages ; 22 cm.
Sara Murray had never met her mother's parents and was surprised to learn after her death that they were Amish living in Pennsylvania. When she is finally able to make the trip to meet them, she is shocked to learn someone else has been living with them and pretending to be Sara. Sara can't understand how quickly her grandparents are willing to forgive the imposter.

Flights of fancy

January 24, 2019
Turano, Jen, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2019]
365 pages ; 22 cm.
Miss Isadora Delafield may be an heiress, but her life is far from carefree. When her mother begins pressuring her to marry an elderly and uncouth duke, she escapes from the high society world she's always known and finds herself to be an unlikely candidate for a housekeeper position in rural Pennsylvania. Mr. Ian MacKenzie is known for his savvy business sense and has built his reputation and fortune completely on his own merits. But when his adopted parents are in need of a new housekeeper and Isadora is thrown into his path, he's unexpectedly charmed by her unconventional manner. Neither Isadora nor Ian expected to find the other so intriguing, but when mysterious incidents on the farm and the truth of Isadora's secret threaten those they love, they'll have to set aside everything they thought they wanted for a chance at happy-ever-after"--Back cover.

Secrets at Cedar Cabin

January 21, 2019
Coble, Colleen, author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2019]
333 pages ; 22 cm.
"Her mother lied about her identity, and her husband wasn't who she thought he was - can Bailey even trust herself anymore? Running for her life in the wake of her mother's murder, Bailey Fleming escapes to the only place she can think of - a remote, dilapidated cabin in Lavender Tides. Intending to finally get to the truth behind the lies of her past, Bailey only finds more questions when bodies are discovered near her cabin hideout along with traces of a dangerous human trafficking ring. In an unlikely partnership with FBI agent Lance Phoenix, Bailey races to understand the mystery surrounding her life and circumstances before the murderer tracks her down. Meanwhile, Lance is determined to rescue his sister, Ava, who was abducted after running away from home as a teenager. An unexpected lead brings him to the remote cabin, and he wonders if Bailey - with her suspicious past and strange connections to his sister's case - is really who she claims to be and if she can somehow lead him to Ava. Filled with Colleen Coble's custom blend of suspense and romance, Secrets at Cedar Cabin takes us back to the evocative landscape of Washington's coast where nothing is quite as it seems"

A love to behold : a novel

January 17, 2019
MacLaren, Sharlene, 1948- author.
New Kensington, PA : Whitaker House, [2018]
331 pages ; 23 cm
"Romance novel set after the Civil War centering on a 27-year-old woman who teaches at a new school for the children of former slaves in South Carolina, the villains who oppose her, and her two suitors"--Provided by publisher.

With this pledge

January 11, 2019
Alexander, Tamera, author.
x, 437 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes recipes.
Includes discussion questions.
When her home is converted into a Confederate hospital Lizzie Clouston must be true to her own heart while standing for what she knows is right.

On Magnolia Lane

January 11, 2019
Hunter, Denise, 1968- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
389 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Regular print version previously published by: Thomas Nelson.
Includes discussion questions.
"From the bestselling author of The Convenient Groom (now a beloved Hallmark Original movie) comes the final book in Hunter's Blue Ridge Romance series"-- Provided by publisher.

Tell her no lies

January 11, 2019
Irvin, Kelly, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
455 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Thomas Nelson.
Includes discussion questions.
"Combining romance and suspense, Tell Her No Lies is a high-stakes race for the truth set in San Antonio. When Nina's uncle is murdered and the detective assigned to the case accuses Nina of the crime, she knows she must act using her journalism background to find the real killer"-- Provided by publisher.

The Amish sweet shop

January 2, 2019
New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2019]
295 pages ; 21 cm
The sweetest courtship / Emma Miller -- The sweetest truth / Laura Bradford -- Nothing tastes so sweet / Mary Ellis.
The sweetest courtship: "At age thirty-six, Jacob Beechy is a rarity--a master candy maker, and a bachelor. His mother, however, still hopes for grandchildren. With Valentine's Day around the corner, she convinces Jacob he will need extra help in the shop and interviews a string of applicants--for his future wife..."

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