I know many, many authors of Christian fiction, and while I don’t have time to keep up with reading all of their books, I love to tell readers about them. Look for my posts about new and recent releases on most Wednesdays. You just might find another favorite author or see a new release by a favorite author. Happy reading!
EMMA OF AURORA
by Jane Kirkpatrick
A three in one book containing three bestsellers.
Set in the 1850s, Emma of Aurora shares the story of a woman involved in one of the few communal societies of the 1800s west of the Mississippi. At seventeen and pregnant she fights her way to join her husband and eight scouts on the exploratory expedition sent from the colony in Missouri seeking a new site in the Pacific Northwest in 1853. She endures great hardship when the main party travels west and rejects the site her husband has chosen. Keeping her children alive and resisting the demands of the patriarchal leader, she makes her way to the new colony south of Portland, Oregon called Aurora. Emma discovers the importance of family and faith in this award-winning series of books known as the Change and Cherish series.
Jane Kirkpatrick is the author of 25 books including Christy finalists A Tendering in the Storm and WILLA Literary award winners A Flickering Light and IRCA finalist All Together in One Place. Where Lilacs Still Bloom was a Carol Award finalist. Her first novel A Sweetness to the Soul won the national Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage Center and two of her titles have been Oregon Book Award finalists. Jane lives in Central Oregon with her husband and her two dogs and speaks internationally on the power of story in our lives.
RESCUED BY THE FIREFIGHTER
by Gail Martin
A Fresh Start
Paula Reynolds is looking for a new job, a new home, a new everything—except for love. Determined not to repeat old mistakes, she’s staying away from romance. She never counted on falling for handsome firefighter Clint Donatelli. Clint is used to saving lives, but with the beautiful Paula, he faces a challenge. Getting to know her is a daunting task, especially since he’s just as wary of relationships. When he learns a stunning secret from her past, he must choose—to live the way he’s always lived, or trust in a new love.
Multi-award-winning novelist, Gail Gaymer Martin is the author of Christian contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and women’s fiction with 52 contracted novels and over 3-1/2 million books in print. Her novels have received several national awards, including: the ACFW Carol Award and RT Reviewer’s Choice Award. CBS local news listed Gail as one of the four best writers in the Detroit area. She is the author of Writer Digest’s Writing the Christian Romance and a cofounder of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) where she serves on the Executive Board. Gail is a member of Advanced Speakers and Writers (ASAW) as well as Christian Authors Network (CAN) and is a keynote speaker at churches, civic and business organizations. Gail lives in Michigan with her husband. Her website at www.gailgaymermartin.com.
by Lisa Belcastro
**New for the Kindle**
The last thing sixth-grade teacher Rebecca O’Neill wants to do during the final week of her summer break is chaperone twenty-five kids on a six-night, seven-day trip aboard the schooner Shenandoah. But after a desperate phone call from the school principal, she doesn’t have a choice. Worse, the ship is rumored to be “haunted.” Five years ago, during the Holmes Hole student cruise, teacher Melissa Smith complained about hearing voices and seeing visions, then disappeared without a trace—from the very same cabin where Rebecca will be staying.
Everything seems normal on Sunday as Rebecca boards the impressive Shenandoah. But as she sits in Cabin 8, she hears hushed voices that don’t sound like they’re from this century. Mike, a crewmember, insists he believes the crazy Island story that Melissa time-traveled to Colonial Boston. His eerie interest in constantly tracking Rebecca’s whereabouts rattles her nerves.
Her first night onboard, Rebecca drifts off to sleep…and wakes the following morning with memories of a secretive conversation about a battle with Britain. Monday night Rebecca crawls into her bunk after an adventurous day of sailing, swimming, and overseeing students. She’s startled awake when a man grabs her and yells, “Stowaway!” Dragged in front of Captain Benjamin Reed, she looks up into the most gorgeous brown eyes she’s ever seen….
Lisa Belcastro lives with her family on Martha’s Vineyard. She loves chocolate, gardening, outdoor activities, cooking, laughing, reading, traveling, a healthy dose of adventure, and her cat, Ben, who keeps her company while she’s working at the computer. Lisa currently pens the cuisine column for Vineyard Style magazine. She has worked as a staff and freelance reporter and photographer for The Chronicle of the Horse and as assistant editor at The Blue Ridge Leader. She has written articles for USA Today, Dressage (London), USA WEEKEND Magazine, The Blue Ridge Leader and Sidelines. When she’s not at her desk, Lisa is living in paradise, volunteering at her daughter’s school, serving in her church community, planting and weeding her numerous gardens, trying to run a marathon a month, or walking the beach looking for sea glass.