Every Knee Shall Bow by Bryan Litfin

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Release date: October 12, 2021

Author: Bryan Litfin

Plot summary: The year is AD 316. Imperial persecution has ended, but Christianity’s future still hangs in the balance. For the first time in history, the Roman emperor supports the church. Bishop Sylvester sends Flavia from her convent to seek Emperor Constantine’s permission to build great churches and determine the canon of Scripture. But the enemies of God are on the move. Joined by Rex, Flavia’s beloved protector who has fought his way out of exile, the two friends cross the empire by land and sea on an epic quest to free the Roman people from the tyranny of the ancient gods. Bristling with tension and undergirded by impeccable historical research, this tale of courage, defiance, and humble submission to God continues the captivating saga of two unlikely allies in the age of imperial Christianity.

All That Really Matters by Nicole Deese (April 2021)

All That Really Matters  -     By: Nicole Deese

Release date: April 6, 2021

Author: Nicole Deese

Plot summary: Molly’s trendy fashion and beauty advice gains her a substantial social media following and an audition to host a makeover show for underprivileged youth. One problem: she has zero experience with kids in need! So she volunteers for a transitional program. Silas, the director, isn’t impressed. Can she win him over—and discover what matters most in life?

Miriam’s Song by Jill Eileen Smith (March 2021)

Miriam's Song  -     By: Jill Eileen Smith

Author: Jill Eileen Smith

Release date: March 2, 2021

Plot summary: Prophetess, songstress, sister to one of Israel’s greatest heroes—Miriam’s story is often overshadowed by Moses’ own. In her vivid retelling of the life of one of the Bible’s most fascinating women, Smith reimagines how Miriam navigated the challenges of building a family, serving as a leader, and holding onto hope as she learned to trust God

Facing the Dawn by Cynthia Ruchti (March 2021)

Facing the Dawn  -     By: Cynthia Ruchti

Author: Cynthia Ruchti

Release date: March 2, 2021

Plot summary: With her husband, Liam, off digging wells in Africa, Mara Jacobs knows she should feel proud—but she’s exhausted! Then his temporary absence becomes something else, plunging her into sunless grief. Struggling to find a foothold, will Mara discover that even when hope is tenuous, faith is fragile, and the future is unknown, we’re never forgotten?

A Piece of the Moon by Chris Fabry (April 2021)

A Piece of the Moon  -     By: Chris Fabry

Release date: April 6, 2021

Author: Chris Fabry

Plot summary: Led by divine revelation, eccentric millionaire Gideon Quidley hides a fortune in the West Virginia hills, using Bible verses as clues. Soon, treasure hunters arrive, and local radio DJs T.D. and Waite keep them updated. When a friend goes missing, T.D. must join the hunt himself. Will he discover where true riches lie?

When Twilight Breaks by Sarah Sundin (January 2021)

When Twilight Breaks  -     By: Sarah Sundin

Release date: January 31, 2021

Author: Sarah Sundin

Plot summary: In Munich, American foreign correspondent Evelyn Brand is determined to prove herself in her male-dominated profession—and spotlight the growing tyranny in Nazi Germany. Working on his Ph.D. in German, fellow American Peter Lang is impressed by Germany’s prosperity and order. But when the Reich’s brutality shows itself, will he work for its downfall instead? 

The Nature of Small Birds by Susie Finkbeiner (July 2021)

Author: Susie Finkbeiner

Release date: July 2021

Plot summary: In 1975, three thousand children were airlifted out of Saigon to be adopted into Western homes. When Mindy, one of those children, announces her plans to return to Vietnam to find her birth mother, her loving adopted family is suddenly thrown back to the events surrounding her unconventional arrival in their lives. Though her father supports Mindy’s desire to meet her family of origin, he struggles privately with an unsettling fear that he’ll lose the daughter he’s poured his heart into. Mindy’s mother undergoes the emotional rollercoaster inherent in the adoption of a child from a war-torn country, discovering the joy hidden amid the difficulties. And Mindy’s sister helps her sort through relics that whisper of the effect the trauma of war has had on their family–but also speak of the beauty of overcoming. Told through three strong voices in three compelling timelines, The Nature of Small Birds is a hopeful story that explores the meaning of family far beyond genetic code.

The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner (February 2, 2021)

Release date: February 2, 2021

Author: Susan Meissner

Plot summary: Sophie Whalen is a young Irish immigrant so desperate to get out of a New York tenement that she answers a mail-order bride ad and agrees to marry a man she knows nothing about. San Francisco widower Martin Hocking proves to be as aloof as he is mesmerizingly handsome. Sophie quickly develops deep affection for Kat, Martin’s silent five-year-old daughter, but Martin’s odd behavior leaves her with the uneasy feeling that something about her newfound situation isn’t right.Then one early-spring evening, a stranger at the door sets in motion a transforming chain of events. Sophie discovers hidden ties to two other women. The first, pretty and pregnant, is standing on her doorstep. The second is hundreds of miles away in the American Southwest, grieving the loss of everything she once loved. The fates of these three women intertwine on the eve of the devastating earthquake, thrusting them onto a perilous journey that will test their resiliency and resolve and, ultimately, their belief that love can overcome fear

All That We Carried by Erin Bartels (January 5, 2021)

All That We Carried  -     By: Erin Bartels

Release date: January 5, 2021

Author: Erin Bartels

Plot summary:

Ten years ago, sisters Olivia and Melanie Greene were on a backcountry hiking trip when their parents were in a fatal car accident. Over the years, they grew apart, each coping with the loss in her own way. Olivia plunged herself into law school, work, and a materialist view of the world–what you see is what you get, and that’s all you get. Melanie dropped out of college and developed an online life-coaching business around her cafeteria-style spirituality–a little of this, a little of that, whatever makes you happy. Now, at Melanie’s insistence (and against Olivia’s better judgment), they are embarking on a hike in the Porcupine Mountains of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. In this remote wilderness they’ll face their deepest fears, question their most dearly held beliefs, and begin to see that perhaps the best way to move forward is the one way they had never considered.

The Right Kind of Fool by Sarah Loudin Thomas (November 3, 2020)

The Right Kind of Fool  -     By: Sarah Loudin Thomas

Release date: November 3, 2020

Author: Sarah Loudin Thomas

Plot summary: One hot summer day, 13-year-old deaf Loyal swims in the creek—and discovers a dead body. He rushes to tell his absentee father, Creed, who abandoned the family because he didn’t want to deal with his disabled son’s hearing loss. When Creed is drawn into a murder investigation, will he solve the killing—and reclaim his family’s hearts?

Secrets in the Mist by Morgan L. Busse (August 2021)

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Release date: August 2021

Author: Morgan L. Busse

Plot summary: Morgan L. Busse is currently writing her newest steampunk series, titled Skyworld: In a world covered in a deadly mist that forces humanity to live in the sky, Cass escapes the purges and survives by her wits until she stumbles onto the airship Daedalus and finds a job as a diver. As a diver, she explores the ruined cities within the mist, searching for treasure and family heirlooms for the rich. But everything changes when a young man hires her to find the very thing that will turn their world upside down: a way to eradicate the mist.

For more information, see Morgan’s original post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CCn175rA6lb/).

Where Tomorrow Leads by DiAnn Mills (June 9, 2020)

Where Tomorrow Leads (Hope of Sudan Book 2) by [DiAnn Mills]

Release date: June 9, 2020

Author: DiAnn Mills

Plot summary:

Once a member of the royal family in Sudan, Paul Farid now carries a price on his head for becoming a Christian. Called to aid his persecuted countrymen, Paul risks his life nearly daily but worries that his sometimes-reckless actions may bring harm to his wife, Larson. This war-torn country is certainly no place to raise a family . . . but that’s little comfort when Larson realizes she’s pregnant. After fighting more than two decades against the Sudanese government’s mandates, Colonel Ben Alier is wary of the fledgling peace treaty meant to unite the north and south again. Ben vows not to give up the fight, but a pressing health concern turns his thoughts toward securing his legacy and finally acknowledging his son. The days ahead hold no promise of peace, so Paul, Larson, and Ben must learn to trust God in all things, no matter where tomorrow leads.

Someone Like You by Karen Kingsbury (May 5, 2020)

Someone Like You: A Novel (The Baxter Family) by [Kingsbury, Karen]

Release date: May 5, 2020

Author: Karen Kingsbury

Plot summary: Kingsbury’s latest Baxter family novel takes on a popular pro-life issue. Maddie Baxter West is shaken to the core when she finds out everything she believed about her life was a lie. Her parents had always planned to tell her the truth about her past: that she was adopted as an embryo. But somehow the right moment never happened. Then a total stranger confronts Maddie with the truth and tells her something else that rocks her world—Maddie had a sister she never knew about. Betrayed, angry, and confused, Maddie leaves her new job and fiancé, rejects her family’s requests for forgiveness, and moves to Portland to find out who she really is. Dawson Gage’s life was destroyed when London Quinn, his best friend and the only girl he ever loved, is killed. In the hospital waiting room, London’s mother reveals that London might have had a sibling. The frozen embryo she and her husband donated decades ago. When Dawson finds Maddie and brings her to Portland, the Quinns—her biological parents—welcome her into their lives and hearts. Maddie is comforted by the Quinns’ love and intrigued by their memories of London, who was so much like her. Is this the family and the life she was really meant to have?

The Water Keeper by Charles Martin (May 5, 2020)

Water Keeper  -     By: Charles Martin

Release date: May 5, 2020

Author: Charles Martin

Plot summary: A retired priest, Murphy Shepherd lives alone on an island tending the grounds for a church with no parishioners. But when his best friend dies and asks Murphy to scatter his ashes on the other side of the world, he takes off on his boat to carry out his friend’s wishes. Along the way he meets a dance instructor named Summer who is searching for her daughter. She believes she was abducted into the world of trafficking. As they search for Angel, they discover a stowaway. And its not coincidence that he chose Murphy’s boat. There is more than it first seems, but memories have long compelled him to keep the truth hidden.

The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright (September 2020)

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Release date: September 1, 2020

Author: Jaime Jo Wright

Plot summary: The old circus train depot will either be torn down or preserved for historical importance, and its future rests on real estate project manager Chandler Faulk’s shoulders. As she dives deep into the depot’s history, she’s also balancing a newly diagnosed autoimmune disease and the pressures of single motherhood. When she discovers clues to the unsolved murders of the past, Chandler is pulled into a story far darker and more haunting than even an abandoned train depot could portend.

If I Were You by Lynn Austin (June 2, 2020)

If I Were You: A Novel  -     By: Lynn Austin

Release date: June 2, 2020

Author: Lynn Austin

Plot summary: In the wake of the war, Audrey Clarkson leaves her manor house in England for a fresh start in America with her young son. As a widowed war bride, Audrey needs the support of her American in-laws, whom she has never met. But she arrives to find that her longtime friend Eve Dawson has been impersonating her for the past four years. Unraveling this deception will force Audrey and Eve’s secrets―and the complicated history of their friendship―to the surface.

The Shepherd’s Wife by Angela Hunt (October 6, 2020)

Release date: October 6, 2020

Author: Angela Hunt

Plot summary:

Yeshua of Nazareth has two sisters: Damaris, married to a wealthy merchant’s son, and Pheodora, married to a simple shepherd from Bethlehem. When Pheodora’s husband suffers an unexpected reversal of fortune and is thrown into debtor’s prison, she returns to Nazareth, where she pins her hopes on two she-goats who should give birth to spotless white kids that would be perfect for the upcoming Yom Kippur sacrifice. In the eighteen months between the goat’s birth and the opportunity to sell them and redeem her husband from prison, Pheodora must call on her wits, her family, and her God in order to provide for her daughters and survive. But when every prayer and ritual she knows is about God’s care for Israel, how can she trust that God will hear and help a lowly shepherd’s wife?