The Shepherd’s Wife by Angela Hunt

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Release date: Winter 2020/Spring 2021

Author: Angela Hunt

Plot summary: This novel, the second installment in Hunt’s new Jersusalem Road series, will depict the life of Jesus’ sister.

Echoes Among the Stones by Jaime Jo Wright (December 2019)

Echoes Among the Stones  -     By: Jaime Jo Wright

Release date: December 3, 2019

Author: Jaime Jo Wright

Plot summary: In 1946, Imogene Flannigan works in a factory and dreams of owning a beauty salon—until she returns home one day and discovers her sister’s body in the attic. Decades later, Aggie Dunkirk is helping an archaeologist restore the town’s cemetery when she unwittingly uncovers a crime somebody’s desperate to keep quiet. Will they silence her—permanently?

A Pursuit of Home by Kristi Ann Hunter

A Pursuit of Home #3  -     By: Kristi Ann Hunter

Release date: November 1, 2019

Author: Kristi Ann Hunter

Plot summary: In early 1800s England, Jess Beauchene has spent most of her life in hiding and always on the move in an effort to leave her past far behind her. But when she learns the family she thought had died just might be alive and in danger, she knows her secrets can only stay buried for so long. Derek Thornbury loves the past, which has led him to become an expert in history and artifacts. He knows Jess has never liked him, but when she requests his help deciphering the clues laid out in an old family diary, he can’t resist the urge to solve the puzzle.

Stories That Bind Us by Susie Finkbeiner (June 2020)

Release date: June 2020

Author: Susie Finkbeiner

Plot summary: Betty Sweet is still recovering from the loss of her husband when she becomes the temporary guardian of a five-year-old nephew she never knew she had. As they struggle to move forward, they build a relationship upon the foundation of storytelling and its special kind of magic.

When Silence Sings by Sarah Loudin Thomas (November 5, 2019)

When Silence Sings  -     By: Sarah Loudin Thomas

Release date: November 5, 2019

Author: Sarah Loudin Thomas

Plot summary: Preacher Colman Harpe seeks peace rather than revenge when his cousin is murdered by the McLeans. Yet he flees when God tells him to preach to his family’s enemies. When he’s taken ill in McLean territory, he’s nursed by herbalist Ivy. Can he fufill God’s command in spite of the hatred between Serepta McLean and his uncle?

When I Close My Eyes by Elizabeth Musser (November 5, 2019)

When I Close My Eyes  -     By: Elizabeth Musser

Release date: November 5, 2019

Author: Elizabeth Musser

Plot summary: Famous author Josephine Bourdillon is trapped in a coma—jumping across memory as her body fights to survive. Meanwhile, those around her are waging their own battles. The desperate hired killer who wounded her wonders how to finish the job. And her teenage daughter Paige is overwhelmed with fear. Can grace bring them all into the light? 

The Bright Unknown by Elizabeth Byler-Younts (October 22, 2019)

The Bright Unknown   -     By: Elizabeth Blyer Younts

Release date: October 22, 2019

Author: Elizabeth Byler-Younts

Plot summary: The only kind of life Brighton Turner understands is the one she has endured within the dreary walls of a rural Pennsylvania asylum. A nurse has thoughtfully educated and raised Brighton, but she has also kept vital information from her in order to keep her close. Brighton befriends a boy whom she calls Angel–he doesn’t know his name–and as the two of them learn more about what lies beyond the walls they call home, they fight for their release and eventually escape.

Hope’s Highest Mountain by Misty M. Beller (October 1, 2019)

Hope's Highest Mountain #1  -     By: Misty M. Beller

Release date: October 1, 2019

Author: Misty M. Beller

Plot summary: Ingrid Chastain readily agreed to accompany her father to deliver vaccines to a mining town in the Montana Territory. She never could have anticipated a terrible accident would leave her alone and badly injured in the wilderness. When rescue comes in the form of a mysterious mountain man who tends her injuries, she’s hesitant to put her trust in this quiet man who seems to have his own wounds. Micah Bradley left his work as a doctor after unintentionally bringing home the smallpox disease that killed his wife and daughter. But his self-imposed solitude in the wilds of Montana is broken when he finds Ingrid in desperate need of medical attention, and he’s forced to face his regret and call on his doctoring skills once again.Micah can’t help but admire Ingrid’s tenacious determination despite the severity of her injuries, until he learns the crate she brought contains smallpox vaccines to help quell a nearby outbreak. With Ingrid dead set on trekking through the mountains to deliver the medicine–with or without his help–he has no choice but to accompany her. As they set off through the treacherous, snow-covered Rocky Mountains against all odds, the journey ahead will change their lives more than they could have known. 

Unscripted by Davis Bunn (October 1, 2019)

Unscripted by [Bunn, Davis]

Release date: October 1, 2019

Author: Davis Bunn (I see you Thomas Locke!)

Plot summary: Young line producer Danny Byrd is well-known in Hollywood for being someone who gets things done on time and under budget. But when his reputation takes a beating after his partner–and former best friend–makes off with their investors’ money, Danny has but one chance to redeem himself and restore his ruined career. LA lawyer Megan Pierce has sacrificed years of her life proving herself to her impossible bosses only to find herself disgusted at their snobbery and their specious business practices. When an opportunity to actually make a difference comes her way, she knows she has to grab it–even though she’s not entirely clear what “it” is. Danny and Megan are each other’s best hope for redemption.

Synapse by Steven James (October 8, 2019)

Synapse by [James, Steven]

Release date: October 8, 2019

Author: Steven James

Plot summary: Thirty years in the future, when AI is so advanced that humans live side by side with cognizant robots called Artificials, Kestrel Hathaway must come to terms not just with what machines know, but with what they believe. Soon after experiencing a personal tragedy, Kestrel witnesses a terrorist attack and is drawn into a world of conspiracies and lies that she and Jordan, her Artificial, have to untangle. With a second, more brutal attack looming on the horizon, their best chance of stopping it is teaming up with federal counterterrorism agent Nick Vernon. But the clock is ticking—and all the while, Jordan is asking questions Artificials were never meant to ask.

Home to Chestnut Grove by Christy Barritt (October 1, 2019)

Home to Chestnut Grove by [Barritt, Christy]

Release date: October 1, 2019

Author: Christy Barritt

Plot summary: When Faith Winters returns to Chestnut Grove, Virginia, for the community’s annual Christmas celebration, she’s desperate to get in and out as quickly as possible. She’s failed at making it on Broadway and is certain her hometown will never accept her again after her sudden departure eight years ago. Despite that, she’s vowed to honor a promise and face the heartache she left behind. Jake Whitmire is the sheriff in Chestnut Grove, but keeping the area free of crime is the least of his worries. Most days are filled with trying to keep the community’s spirits up as businesses have closed and jobs disappeared. He never expected to see the woman who broke his heart return home to lead up the town’s Christmas concert, nor is he sure he can ever forgive her. As someone in town begins sabotaging the community’s celebration, Faith and Jake work together to find the person responsible and ensure their friend Aimee’s last request is fulfilled. Can holiday hope heal the broken spirit afflicting Chestnut Grove residents? Or is it time for everyone—including Faith and Jake—to treasure the memories of the past but to move on? This book looks like a mostly typical small-town plot, but moving on from the past is an interesting concept I hope Barritt capitalizes on.

Memories of Glass by Melanie Dobson (September 3, 2019)

Memories of Glass by [Dobson, Melanie]

Release date: September 3, 2019

Author: Melanie Dobson

Plot summary: As war rips through the heart of Holland, childhood friends Josie van Rees and Eliese Linden partner with a few daring citizens to rescue Eliese’s son and hundreds of other Jewish children who await deportation in a converted theater in Amsterdam. But amid their resistance work, Josie and Eliese’s dangerous secrets could derail their friendship and their entire mission. When the enemy finds these women, only one will escape. Seventy-five years later, Ava Drake begins to suspect that her great-grandfather William Kingston was not the World War II hero he claimed to be. Her work as director of the prestigious Kingston Family Foundation leads her to Landon West’s Ugandan coffee plantation, and Ava and Landon soon discover a connection between their families. As Landon’s great-grandmother shares the broken pieces of her story, Ava must confront the greatest loss in her own life—and powerful members of the Kingston family who will do anything to keep the truth buried.

Christmas in Winter Hill by Melody Carlson (September 3, 2019)

Christmas in Winter Hill by [Carlson, Melody]

Release date: September 3, 2019

Author: Melody Carlson

Plot summary: Krista Galloway is not a fan of Christmas. After her rough childhood in multiple foster homes, the holiday season just brings too many bad memories to the surface. But when she accepts a job as a city manager in the mountain town of Winter Hill, Washington, Christmas is part of the deal. The small town is famous for its Christmasville celebration, something that the city manager oversees. As she tries to make her tiny new apartment feel like home for her and her eight-year-old daughter, Emily, Krista begins to wonder if this move was a mistake. She doesn’t always feel welcomed in the close-knit town, and Emily continually wonders, “Where’s the snow?” Can a friendly stranger and his family help restore Krista’s Christmas spirit before the big day?

Shades of Light by Sharon Garlough Brown (August 20, 2019)

Shades of Light: A Novel  -     By: Sharon Garlough Brown

Release date: August 20, 2019

Author: Sharon Garlough Brown

Plot summary: Social worker Wren has been overwhelmed by bouts of depression before—but this time her anxiety is spiraling out of control. Amidst crying jags and mind-numbing lethargy, she’s lost all hope. Seeking a way forward, she finds solace in art, spiritual formation, and pastoral care. But will a complicated relationship from her past threaten to undo her progress?

The Girl Behind the Red Rope by Rachelle and Ted Dekker (September 3, 2019)

The Girl behind the Red Rope by [Dekker, Ted, Dekker, Rachelle]

Release date: September 3, 2019

Authors: Rachelle and Ted Dekker

Plot summary: Ten years ago, Grace saw something that would forever change the course of history. When evil in its purest form is unleashed on the world, she and others from their religious community are already hidden deep in the hills of Tennessee, abiding by every rule that will keep them safe, pure–and alive. As long as they stay there, behind the red perimeter. Her older brother’s questions and the arrival of the first outsiders she’s seen in a decade set in motion events that will question everything Grace has built her life on. Enemies rise on all sides–but who is the real enemy? And what will it cost her to uncover the truth?

Fatal Strike by DiAnn Mills (September 3, 2019)

Fatal Strike by [Mills, DiAnn]

Release date: September 3, 2019

Author: DiAnn Mills

Plot summary: There’s a killer on the loose in Galveston, targeting law enforcement officials and using a fatal injection of snake venom to take them down. Authorities have reasons to believe the Veneno gang is behind the hits, and FBI Agents Leah Riesel and Jon Colbert team up to track down those responsible. Their best lead is an eyewitness who identifies a young man dumping the third body on a church doorstep. But their suspect has gone into hiding, and those closest to him are reluctant to reveal anything that might help investigators find him. As Leah and Jon check connections among the victims and dig deeper into motives, they discover appearances may be deceiving. Someone is desperate to keep their secrets hidden, and Leah and Jon must face their greatest fears in order to stop the next fatal strike.

Daughter of Cana by Angela Hunt (March 31, 2020)

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Release date: March 31, 2020

Author: Angela Hunt

Plot summary: Thomas and Tasmin, twin siblings hired to oversee a wedding feast in Cana, worry when the host runs out of wine . . . until a guest tells Tasmin to have the servants fill the pitchers by the gate with water from the cistern. Reluctantly, she obeys and is amazed when rainwater turns into the finest wine ever tasted in Cana.

Cry of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse (February 4, 2020)

Release date: February 4, 2020

Author: Morgan L. Busse

Plot summary: Lady Selene Ravenwood has come into her full power as a dreamwalker just as the war with the Dominia Empire begins. Working with the other Great Houses, Selene and Damien use their gifts to secure the borders and save those devastated by the war. But conflict, betrayal, and hatred begin to spread between the Great Houses, destroying their unity as the empire burns a path across their lands. At the same time, Damien Maris starts to lose his ability to raise the waters, leaving the lands vulnerable to the empire’s attacks. The only one who can unite the houses and restore her husband’s power is Selene Ravenwood. But it will require that she open her heart to those who have hurt her and let go of her past, despite the one who hunts her and will do anything to stop her power. Will Selene survive? Or is she destined to fall like the dream-walkers before her?

Star of Persia by Jill Eileen Smith (March 3, 2020)

Release date: March 3, 2020

Author: Jill Eileen Smith

Plot summary: In an effort to complete a war his father had planned to win, King Xerxes calls every governor, satrap, and official in his vast kingdom to his palace in Susa to strategize and feast. When they finally leave, he decides on one more week of frivolity, which ends in the banishment of his favorite wife, something he never intended to do. But when he discovers Esther, Xerxes is sure he has a second chance at happiness. In her wildest dreams, Esther could never have imagined that she would end up as queen of Persia. Yet she knows better than to become complacent. Another of Xerxes’s wives is vying for position, and his closest advisor has a deep and dangerous grudge against Esther’s adoptive father. Caught in the middle of palace politics, Esther will find herself in an impossible position: risk her life or consign her people to annihilation.

Author’s note: This post will be updated as more information is released.

Isaiah’s Legacy by Mesu Andrews (February 2020)

Release date: February 2020

Author: Mesu Andrews

Plot summary: Zibah’s son Manasseh becomes king of Israel and goes against the ways of his father by worshiping false gods and committing every kind of evil under the sun.

The Healer’s Touch by Connilyn Cossette (December 2019)

Release date: December 2019

Author: Connilyn Cossette

Plot summary: Tikva has been suffering from blood loss for years and no physician has provided relief or a cure. Tikva’s encounter with The Healer will change her life forever. This novel is a fictional depiction of the woman with the issue of blood in the Gospels. More info to come.

Like Flames in the Night by Connilyn Cossette (March 2020)

Release date: March 3, 2020

Author: Connilyn Cossette

Plot summary: Strong-willed Tirzah wants to join her people in driving the enemy from the land of Israel and undergoes training for a secret mission inside the stronghold of Shechem. But soon after she has infiltrated the ruthless Aramean commander’s kitchen, she makes a reckless decision that puts her and her allies in grave danger. Fresh off the battlefield, Liyam returns home to discover his beloved daughter is dead. After his vow to hunt down her killer leads to months of fruitless pursuit, his last hope is in a family connection that comes with strings attached. Strings that force him to pose as a mercenary and rescue an infuriating woman who refuses to leave her mission uncompleted. When an opportunity to pave a path to a Hebrew victory arises, can Tirzah convince Liyam to fight alongside her in the refuge city of her birth? Or will Liyam’s thirst for vengeance outweigh his duty to his people, his God, and the woman he’s come to love?

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The End of the Magi by Patrick W. Carr (November 2019)

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Release date: November 5, 2019

Author: Patrick Carr

Plot summary: Fleeing for his life after his adoptive father is put to death by a ruthless Parthian queen, Myrad, a young magi acolyte, escapes the city. There he begins an epic journey filled with peril, close escapes, and dangerous battles. Over everything shines the dream of a star that Myrad can’t forget and the promise that the world will never be the same. This is Carr’s first standalone novel and will release sometime in November of this year. We can’t wait!

Author’s note: This post will be continually updated as more information is released.

The King’s Shadow by Angela Hunt (August 6, 2019)

King's Shadow: A Novel of King Herod's Court  -     By: Angela Hunt

Release date: August 6, 2019

Author: Angela Hunt

Plot Summary:  Two women occupy a place in Herod’s court. Salome is the king’s only sister and is resentful because she has been told she is from an inferior race – a people God will never accept or approve. Zara is a lowly handmaid who serves Salome, but where Salome spies conspiracies and treachery, Zara sees hurting people in need of understanding and compassion. Powerful and powerless, Idumean and Jew, selfish and selfless– both women struggle to reach their goals and survive in Herod the Great’s tumultuous court, where no one is trustworthy and no one is safe. This novel is the fourth and final installment in Hunt’s Silent Years series.