I know many, many authors of Christian fiction, and I love to help readers find them and their books. Look for my posts about new and recent releases on Wednesdays. You just might find another favorite author or see a new release by a favorite author. Happy reading!
BRIDGE TO HAVEN
by Francine Rivers
To those who matter in 1950s Hollywood, Lena Scott is the hottest rising star to hit the silver screen since Marilyn Monroe. Few know her real name is Abra. Even fewer know the price she’s paid to finally feel like she’s somebody.
To Pastor Ezekiel Freeman, Abra will always be the little girl who stole his heart the night he found her, a wailing newborn abandoned under a bridge on the outskirts of Haven. Zeke and his son, Joshua—Abra’s closest friend—watch her grow into an exotic beauty. But Zeke knows the circumstances surrounding her birth etched scars deep in her heart, scars that leave her vulnerable to a fast-talking bad boy who proclaims his love and lures her to Tinseltown. Hollywood feels like a million miles from Haven, and naive Abra quickly learns what’s expected of an ambitious girl with stars in her eyes. But fame comes at an awful price. She has burned every bridge to get exactly what she thought she wanted. Now, all she wants is a way back home.
In this riveting and highly anticipated tale of temptation, grace, and unconditional love, New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers delivers big-canvas storytelling at its very best.
New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers has published numerous novels—all bestsellers—and she has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe. Her Christian novels have been awarded or nominated for many honors, including the RITA Award, the Christy Award, the ECPA Gold Medallion, and the Holt Medallion in Honor of Outstanding Literary Talent. In 1997, after winning her third RITA Award for inspirational fiction, Francine was inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Francine’s novels have been translated into over 20 different languages.
JUST 18 SUMMERS
by Rene Gutteridge & Michelle Cox
After the tragic death of Butch Browning’s wife, Jenny, four families begin to realize how precious—and fleeting—their time together is. Each is at a different stage in life: Butch is facing single parenthood. The O’Reillys are expecting their first child. The Andersons are approaching an empty nest, and the Buckleys are so focused on providing their children with everything that they’ve forgotten what they truly need. With just eighteen summers before their children are grown, how do they make the most of that time when life so often gets in the way?
As summer flies by, each of these parents must learn about guilt and grace . . . and when to hold on to their kids and when to let go.
Michelle Cox is a speaker, songwriter, conference and webinar instructor, and the author of six books. She has been a guest on numerous radio and television programs, including The Harvest Show and Focus on the Family. Most importantly, she’s a wife, mom to three sons, and grandmother of five perfect grandchildren. Visit her at www.michellecoxinspirations.com or www.just18summers.com.
Rene Gutteridge is the author of nineteen novels, including Listen, Possession, the Storm series, the Boo series, the Occupational Hazards series, and the novelization of the movie The Ultimate Gift. Rene and her husband have two children and live in Oklahoma.
THE PELICAN BRIDE
by Beth White
She’s Come to the New World In Hopes of a Secure Future—But the Past Is Not Done with Her Yet…
It is 1704 when Genevieve Gaillain and her sister board a French ship headed for the Louisiana colony as mail-order brides. Both have promised to marry one of the rough-and-tumble Canadian men in this New World in order to escape religious persecution in the Old World. Genevieve knows life won’t be easy, but at least here she can establish a home and family without fear of beheading. But when she falls in love with Tristan Lanier, an expatriate cartographer whose courageous stand for fair treatment of native peoples has made him decidedly unpopular in the young colony, Genevieve realizes that even in this land of liberty one is not guaranteed peace. And a secret she harbors could mean the undoing of the colony itself.
Beth White is a native Southerner, born on the Gulf Coast and reared in northwest Mississippi. With undergraduate degrees in music and English education, plus a Masters in Creative Writing, she has spent the last thirty years teaching fine arts to preschoolers through college students. In the last thirteen years she has published (as Elizabeth White) four novellas and ten full-length novels with such publishers as Tyndale House, Zondervan, and Steeple Hill—and has won the ACFW Carol Award, Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, and the Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Beth and her husband Scott have two married adult children and one grandchild. Beth currently teaches piano and chorus at an urban high school in Mobile, Alabama, an occupation which will undoubtedly one day become a story thread in a novel. Visit her on the web at www.bethwhite.net.
by Jane Kirkpatrick, Amanda Cabot, Laurie Alice Eakes, and Ann Shorey
Four women in four time periods receive a letter that in unexpected ways brings them love. Historical novel writing to warm your heart and provide a bit of intrigue to inspire your days.
Jane Kirkpatrick is the New York Times bestselling author of 25 books both fiction and non-fiction. She lives with her husband of 37 years and writes from her home in Central Oregon.
Amanda Cabot is the bestselling author of Christmas Roses and two historical trilogies for Revell. A former Easterner, she and her husband realized a lifelong dream and are now living happily ever after in Wyoming.
Author Laurie Alice Eakes celebrates twenty books in publication with four more on the horizon as she fulfills a life-long dream to write. She lives in Texas with her husband, dogs, and cats, where she enjoys long walks and the beach as often as possible, and knits—rather badly.
Ann Shorey is the author of Where Wildflowers Bloom and When the Heart Heals, as well as the At Home in Beldon Grove series for Revell. Ann and her husband make their home in southwestern Oregon.
by Richard L. Mabry, M.D.
It was supposed to be a quiet dinner party with her colleagues. Not the scene of a murder.
But the murder of a stranger on her front lawn is only the first in a string of events that have Dr. Shannon Frasier’s life teetering on the edge of chaos: She’s unable to make the deeper commitment her boyfriend deserves. Her sister shows up at Shannon’s home needing a place to stay, but with no promise she’ll stay sober. And her father is diagnosed with cancer.
Then Shannon’s life stops teetering, and plunges into the abyss. Because the person behind the guttural voice on the phone wants to know what the stranger said before he died. And he won’t stop until Shannon gives him the information wants—even if she doesn’t have it.
He’s coming for her. She’s not sure the police on the case can be trusted. And her only hope of escape—for herself, and for those she loves—is to overcome her buried past.
About the Author:
Dr. Richard Mabry is a retired physician, past Vice-President of the American Christian Fiction Writers, and the author of seven published novels of medical suspense. His books have been finalists in competitions including ACFW’s Carol Award and Romantic Times’ Inspirational Book of the Year. His novel, Lethal Remedy, won a 2012 Selah Award from the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference. His work has garnered rave reviews from Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly. You can learn more about Richard and his novels at http://rmabry.com.