Love Story by Karen Kingsbury (July 30, 2019)

Love Story  -     By: Karen Kingsbury

Release date: July 30, 2019

Author: Karen Kingsbury

Plot summary: When John Baxter is asked to relive his long-ago love story with his wife Elizabeth for his grandson Cole’s heritage school project, he’s not sure he can do it. The sadness might simply be too great—after a storybook romance that lasted almost thirty years, beginning when the two were in college, Elizabeth tragically died of cancer. But John can’t say no to his grandson and in the process of telling his love story, he finally allows his heart and soul to go places they haven’t gone in decades. Back to the breathless first moments, but also to the secret heartbreak that brought John and Elizabeth together. Cole’s report on his grandparents touches the hearts of the entire family—and causes Cole to better understand his own beginning.

Advertisements

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.

Fragments of Fear by Carrie Stuart Parks (July 23, 2019)

Fragments of Fear  -     By: Carrie Stuart Parks

Release date: July 23, 2019

Author: Carrie Stuart Parks

Plot summary: The last thing struggling artist Evelyn needs is a call from the animal shelter, announcing that her dog’s about to be put down – especially since she doesn’t have a dog. Following clues from the rescued canine’s microchip, she tracks down archaeologist John Coyote, who’s just been murdered. Now she and her new furry friend are both in danger!

Daughter of Cana by Angela Hunt (March/April 2020)

Release date: Spring 2020

Author: Angela Hunt

Plot summary: This novel picks up right where The Silent Years series leaves off and begins a new series called The Jerusalem Road. The series will begin with Daughter of Cana. The storyline explores Jesus’ miracles 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.

Stars of Alabama by Sean Dietrich (July 9, 2019)

Stars of Alabama  -     By: Sean Dietrich

Release date: July 9, 2019

Author: Sean Dietrich

Plot summary: Depression-era migrant workers Paul and Vern find a baby in the woods and decide to care for it. Teen mother Marigold is fraught with despair until she discovers miraculous power within her. Child preacher Coot escapes the Kansas outfit that’s been handling him—and takes the offering plate. Together, they prove ugly circumstances can produce beautiful people. 

The Enlightenment of Bees by Rachel Linden (July 9, 2019)

The Enlightenment of Bees  -     By: Rachel Linden

Release date: July 9, 2019

Author: Rachel Linden

Plot summary: Mia’s life is planned out and on schedule—until her boyfriend leaves her! Adrift and in search of meaning, she joins vivacious pal Rosie on an around-the-world humanitarian trip funded by a billionaire recluse. With eclectic travel mates, they trek from the slums of Mumbai to a Hungarian border camp. Will Mia embrace this new vision she has encountered?

Midnight on the River Grey by Abigail Wilson (July 2, 2019)

Midnight on the River Grey  -     By: Abigail Wilson

Release date: July 2, 2019

Author: Abigail Wilson

Plot summary: After her brother’s death, Rebecca Hunter vows to expose the man responsible—Lewis Browning! But when she’s summoned to his country estate, her feelings become more confused. Strange occurrences seem to incriminate Browning, yet he’s not who she once imagined. Is Rebecca developing feelings for Lewis—or beginning the same heartbreaking descent into madness as her mother?

Where Dandelions Bloom by Tara Johnson (July 1, 2019)

Where Dandelions Bloom  -     By: Tara Johnson

Release date: July 1, 2019

Author: Tara Johnson

Plot summary: On the run from her abusive father and arranged marriage, Cassie Kendrick disguises herself and joins the Union army as Thomas Turner! Then she meets Gabriel Avery, a photographer’s assistant who is anxious to erase the darkness and guilt of his own past. Can this unlikely pair forgive themselves and trust the future to God? 

Isaiah’s Legacy by Mesu Andrews (February 2020)

Image result for isaiah's daughter mesu andrews

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?

POST UPDATED 6/4/19

Summer Guests by Mary Alice Monroe (June 11, 2019)

Summer Guests  -     By: Mary Alice Monroe

Release date: June 11, 2019

Author: Mary Alice Monroe

Plot summary: When a hurricane threatens the coasts of Florida and South Carolina, an eclectic group of evacuees flees for the farm of their friends Grace and Charles Phillips in North Carolina: the Phillips’s daughter Moira and her rescue dogs, famed equestrian Javier Angel de la Cruz, makeup artist Hannah McLain, horse breeder Gerda Klug and her daughter Elise, and island resident Cara Rutledge. They bring with them only the few treasured possessions they can fit in their vehicles. Strangers to all but the Phillips, they must ride out the storm together. During the course of one of the most challenging weeks of their lives, relationships are put to the test as the evacuees are forced to confront the unresolved issues they have with themselves and with each other. But as the storm passes, they realize that what really matters isn’t what they brought with them to the mountains. Rather, it’s what they’ll take with them once they leave.

The King’s Mercy by Lori Benton (June 4, 2019)

The King's Mercy: A Novel  -     By: Lori Benton

Release date: June 4, 2019

Author: Lori Benton

Plot summary: When captured rebel Alex MacKinnon is granted the king’s mercy – exile to the Colony of North Carolina – he’s indentured to Edmund Carey as a blacksmith. Against his will, Alex is drawn into the struggles of Carey’s slaves and those of his stepdaughter, Joanna Carey. Joanna is expected to wed her father’s overseer, Phineas Reeves, but finds herself drawn instead to the new blacksmith. As their unlikely relationship deepens, successive tragedies strike the Careys. When blame falls unfairly upon Alex he flees to the distant mountains where he encounters Reverend Pauling, a preacher and prisoner of the Cherokees. Haunted by his abandonment of Joanna, Alex tries to settle into life with the Cherokees, until circumstances thwart yet another attempt to forge his freedom and he’s faced with the choice that’s long hounded him: continue down his current path or embrace the faith of a man like Pauling, whose freedom in Christ no man can steal. But the price of such mercy is total surrender, and perhaps Alex’s very life.

The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay (May 14, 2019)

The Printed Letter Bookshop  -     By: Katherine Reay

Release date: May 14, 2019

Author: Katherine Reay

Plot summary: One of Madeline Cullen’s happiest childhood memories is of working with her Aunt Maddie in the quaint and cozy Printed Letter Bookshop. But by the time Madeline inherits the shop nearly twenty years later, family troubles and her own bitter losses have hardened Madeline’s heart toward her once-treasured aunt-and the now struggling bookshop left in her care.While Madeline intends to sell the shop as quickly as possible, the Printed Letter’s two employees have other ideas. Reeling from a recent divorce, Janet finds sanctuary within the books and within the decadent window displays she creates. Claire, though quieter than the acerbic Janet, feels equally drawn to the daily rhythms of the shop and its loyal clientele, finding a renewed purpose within its walls. When Madeline’s professional life takes an unexpected turn, and when a handsome gardener upends all her preconceived notions, she questions her plans and her heart. She begins to envision a new path for herself and for her aunt’s beloved shop-provided the women’s best combined efforts are not too little, too late. This will be Reay’s latest romantic standalone novel. I hope it turns out to be more than a save-the-bookshop-and-fall-in-love-with-the-local-gardener tale.

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

Image result for the end of the magi patrick carr

Release date: November 2019 (specific day TBA)

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 appears to be 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.

Murder in the City of Liberty by Rachel McMillan (May 28, 2019)

Murder in the City of Liberty  -     By: Rachel McMillan

Release date: May 28, 2019

Author: Rachel McMillan

Plot summary: Rachel McMillan is releasing the much anticipated second book in the Van Buren and DeLuca Mystery Series in late May. The novel continues the stories of Reggie and Hamish, Determined to make a life for herself, Reggie Van Buren bid goodbye to fine china and the man her parents expected her to marry and escaped to Boston. What she never expected to discover was that an unknown talent for sleuthing would develop into a business partnership with the handsome, yet shy, Hamish DeLuca. Their latest case arrives when Errol Parker, the leading base stealer in the Boston farm leagues, hires Hamish and Reggie to investigate what the Boston police shove off as a series of harmless pranks. Errol believes these are hate crimes linked to the outbreak of war in Europe, and he’s afraid for his life. Hamish and Reggie quickly find themselves in the midst of an escalating series of crimes. When Hamish has his careful constructed life disrupted by a figure from his past, he is driven to a decision that may sever him from Reggie forever . . . even more than her engagement to wealthy architect Vaughan Vanderlaan. Much like the first novel in the series, this one looks exciting and intriguing. I hope to read and review it before or soon after it 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.