Release Date: November 25, 2015 Genre: Contemporary Romance
Hope in My Heart is
a collection of short, heartwarming stories with characters in need of hope.
In Love Unexpected,a car crash brings commitment-wary
Sebastian and career woman Chandra together. Neither is looking for romance,
but those around them see the potential, and Sebastian and Chandra discover
that sometimes love shows up unexpectedly.
Christmastime is the
setting for the middle story, The Best Gift. Christina desires to lose ten
pounds so she can fit into her dress for her sister's wedding. Jordanwishes her mom would
stop trying to marry her off. And Joshua hopes to be reunited with his
ex-girlfriend but eventually learns that the best gift this Christmas will be
the restoration of his relationship with God. In Peace and Love, three characters living in a
metropolitan area are desperately searching. Elle, a starving artist, aspires
to become a paid professional. Eric, a divorce attorney, wants to resolve his
issues concerning his parents' divorce. Kristine anticipates finding her birth
mom before she marries Derek. All characters pray their searches will conclude
this holiday season and fill their hearts with peace and love.
Release Date: May 17, 2016 Genre: Young Adult Suspense/Thriller
In Penelope Landlow's world, almost anything can
be bought or sold. She's the daughter of one of the three crime families
controlling the black market for organ transplants. Because of an autoimmune
disorder that causes her to bruise easily, Penny is considered too
"delicate" to handle the family business, or even to step foot
outside their estate.
Penelope has ever wanted is independence--until she's suddenly thrust into the
dangerous world all alone, forced to stay one step ahead of her family's
enemies. As she struggles to survive the power plays of rival crime families,
she learns dreams come with casualties, betrayal hurts worse than bruises, and
there's nothing she won't risk for the people she loves.
for fans of Holly Black and Kimberly Derting, this first book in the stunning
new Once Upon a Crime Family series from acclaimed author Tiffany Schmidt will
leave readers breathless.
Release Date: May 3, 2016 Format: Postcards (in bookstyle box)
From one of the
world's leading graphic designers comes a stunning tribute to America's most
enduring icon-the Stars and Stripes.The Revolutionary Congress resolved in 1777
that "the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and
white, that the Union be 13 white stars in a blue field representing a new
constellation." Since that time, the American flag has been raised high in
wartime triumph and peacetime celebration; burned in fervent protest; sewn
lovingly onto quilts, caps, pillows, and bags; appropriated by the commercial
sphere to sell goods as varied as cigars, and designer clothing, and
rock-and-roll albums; and faithfully honored every 4th of July to celebrate
This collection of
more than 3,000 Stars and Stripes artifacts ranges from Civil War-era banners
and Native American braided moccasins to an early 20th-century
"friendship" kimono and original flag art by several of the world's
leading designers. In its deluxe format with over 500 illustrations, LONG MAY
SHE WAVE gives wide berth to the flag in all its manifestations, and the result
is a stunning visual history of America's most treasured symbol. Full-color
throughout, with over 500 illustrations in a deluxe 11 x 14-inch volume-LONG
MAY SHE WAVE is the perfect gift for folk-art appreciators, history buffs, and
collectors. Features the 3,000-piece exhibit that was displayed at the American
Institute of Graphic Arts and the San Jose Museum of Art in 2000. From toy
soldiers to collectable spoons, cigar blankets to historic flags—the breadth of
the collection is unrivaled.
Release Date: May 3, 2016 Genre: Non-Fiction Biography
dare you to read this book and not be inspired to make your mark on the
world."--Josh McDowell, author and speaker
What do Abraham Lincoln, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Louis Pasteur, Frederick Douglass,
Florence Nightingale, and John D. Rockefeller Sr. have in common? They all
changed the world--and they were all Christians. With passion and precision,
Cristóbal Krusen brings to light the little-known stories of faith behind
twelve influential people of history.
They Were Christians reveals the faith-filled motivations of these
important world figures who made some of the most outstanding political,
scientific, and humanitarian contributions in history. Discover the true
· the founding of the Red Cross
· the family crisis that drove America's favorite president to his knees
· the supernatural call that led a beautiful English socialite to save
thousands of soldiers
· and more
The fascinating profiles of these faithful history makers will encourage, entertain,
and inspire you to deepen your faith, pursue excellence in your vocation, and
Release Date: April 18, 2016 Genre: Literary Fiction
Imagine a hawk’s view of the magnificent
bluegrass pastures of Kentucky horse country. Circle around the remnants of a
breeding farm, four beautiful horses grazing just beyond the paddock. Inside
the ramshackle house, a family is falling apart.
Hack, the patriarch breeder and trainer, is aged
and blind, and his wife, Louetta, is confined by rheumatoid arthritis. Their
daughter, Jewel, struggles to care for them and the horses while dealing with
her own home and job—not to mention her lackluster second husband, Eddie, and
Carley, her drug-addicted daughter. Many days, Jewel is only sure she loves the
horses. But she holds it all together. Until her brother, Cal, shows up again.
Jewel already has reason to hate Cal, and when he meets up with Carley, he
throws the family into crisis—and gives Jewel reason to pick up a gun.
Every family has heartbreaks, failures, a black
sheep or two. And some families end in tatters. But some stumble on the secret
of survival: if the leader breaks down, others step up and step in. In this
lyrical novel, when the inept, the addict, and the ex-con join to weave the
family story back together, either the barn will burn to the ground or
something bigger than any of them will emerge, shining with hope.Remember My Beauties grows large and wide as it reveals
what may save us.
Author: Kathryn Cushman Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Release Date: May 3, 2016 Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
When Her Big Shot
Blows Up on Her,
How Far Will One Woman Go to Regain Her Dream? Lauren
Summers is in hiding. Her fashion house internship was supposed to launch her
career, but a red carpet accident has left her blackballed. The only job she
can find comes with little pay, but at least it offers a free place to live--a
rundown cottage in the shadow of a cliff-side mansion. Planning to live on
savings until she figures out what's next, she's unprepared to be contacted by
Joiner is researching Charlotte Montgomery, a former Hollywood ingénue who
lives a reclusive life in the cliff-side mansion. Rumors have swirled for
decades about Charlotte, and now Kendall wants to find the real story. In
return, she may just have the key to getting Lauren back into the fashion
world. Desperate to get her life back on track, Lauren's not sure she can turn
down the offer--but as she and Miss Montgomery get to know more about each
other, Lauren realizes nothing is quite as it seems.
Title: The Quieting Series: The Bishop Family, Book 2
Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher Publisher: Revell
Release Date: May 3, 2016 Genre: Amish Fiction, Contemporary
It was a well-laid
plan--but it wasn't her plan . . . It's all
her grandmother's fault. For the last few months, Abigail Stoltzfus has helped
her father with his genealogical research, hoping that breaking through a
client's brick wall would also break his melancholy. But now her intrusive
grandmother has set her sights on marrying off Abigail and insists she come to
Stoney Ridge, where there is a plethora of eligible bachelors. Except
that Mammi is mistaken. There are no eligible bachelors in Stoney Ridge,
barring one, and he's all wrong. Dane Glick has the wrong last name and the
wrong relatives--including the bishop who is at odds over a church matter with
Abigail's uncle, minister David Stoltzfus. As the
conflict grows, setting family against family, it's becoming clear that the
path to a solution may lead to a Quieting--a removal of a church leader. But
for which one? And when Abigail stumbles onto a curious connection during her
genealogical research, it could help David solve one problem--but will it
Release Date: May 3, 2016 Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
After ten years in
the NFL, superstar Gray Fowler is accustomed to obsessive fans. But when Gray
starts receiving death threats from a stalker, his team hires an executive
protection agency to guard him until the culprit is caught. Dealing with
bodyguards 24/7 is a headache, especially when one of them is a young,
beautiful woman. How can a female half his size possibly protect him better
than he can protect himself?
Porter is a former Marine, an expert markswoman, and a black belt--none of
which saved her from disaster on her last assignment. In order to rebuild her
tarnished reputation, she's determined to find Gray's stalker and, since
relationships between agents and clients are forbidden, avoid a romantic
attachment between herself and the rugged football player with the mysterious
secret that leads Dru closer to the stalker also draws her closer to Gray. As
the danger escalates, they'll survive only if they can learn to trust their
lives--and their hearts--to one another.
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Author: Dee Hendersen, Dani Pettrey, Lynette Eason
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date:May 3, 2016
Genre: Christian Fiction /Romantic Suspense
Three Novellas from Bestselling Authors
In Dee Henderson's "Missing," a Wyoming sheriff is called to Chicago when his elderly mother goes missing. Paired with a savvy Chicago cop, the two realize her disappearance is no accident, and a race against the clock begins.
Dani Pettrey returns to Alaska with "Shadowed," introducing readers to the parents of her beloved McKenna clan. Adventure, romance, and danger collide when a young fisherman nets the body of an open-water swimming competitor who may actually be a possible Russian defector.
Lynette Eason's "Blackout" delivers the story of a woman once implicated in a robbery gone wrong. The loot has never been found--but her memory of that night has always been unreliable. Can she remember enough to find her way to safety when the true culprit comes after her?
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Andrews is good at goodbyes. Her mother is sent to a sanatorium, her sister,
left behind in Chicago, and her father, forced to roam looking for work. So she
holds close to the only one she has left, her brother Danny. When the two go to
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When a tragedy rips apart what tenuous existence they manage to forge, will
they find the sweetest place to be is in God's will--or will they turn their
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