I know 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 might find a new-to-you author or see a new release by an already favorite author. Happy reading!
HOPE AT DAWN
by Stacy Henrie
With her brothers away fighting the Great War overseas, Livy Campbell desperately wants to help her family. Her chance comes when she meets a handsome stranger who lands her a job as a teacher in a place far from her parents’ farm. But the war casts a long shadow over the German-American town that Livy now calls home-and the darkness will test everything she thought she knew about family and love . . .
More than anything, Friedrick Wagner wants to be part of his adopted country’s struggle for peace. But when the bitter animosity between Germans and Americans soon turns citizens against newcomers, friend against friend, he will do whatever it takes to protect Livy from the hysteria that grips their town. As tragedy-and dark secrets from the past-threaten their future, Friedrick and Livy have one chance to stand up for what’s right . . . and one chance to fight for their love.
Stacy Henrie has always had an avid appetite for history, fiction and chocolate. She earned her B.A. in public relations from Brigham Young University and worked in communications before turning her attentions to raising a family and writing inspirational historical romances. Wife of an entrepreneur husband and a stay-at-home mom to three, Stacy loves the chance to live out history through her fictional characters, while enjoying the modern conveniences of life in the 21st century. In addition to author, she is a reader, a road trip enthusiast and a novice interior decorator.
OUT FOR JUSTICE
by Carol J. Post
Homicide detective Lexi Simmons is tracking a serial killer and won’t let anything stand in her way. When her cousin Kayla falls prey, she’s more determined than ever. But she isn’t happy when she’s told to coordinate efforts with her former flame.
Harmony Grove police officer Alan White has lost one of his own and vows to help in any way possible, even if it means working alongside the woman who left him with a rejected ring and lots of excuses. They ignore the tension between them and focus on solving the case. But the killer has a knack for leaving behind no evidence except a body.
When a would-be victim escapes, Lexi and Alan gain valuable information. As they close in and the danger mounts, Alan’s focus shifts from merely finding a killer to keeping Lexi safe. Because they’ve figured out the killer’s pattern, and Lexi is a shoe-in for victim number six.
Carol J. Post lives in sunshiny central Florida and writes for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line. Besides writing, she works alongside her music minister husband singing and playing the piano and holds the position of church treasurer. She enjoys sailing, hiking, camping—almost anything outdoors. Her two grown daughters and grandkids live too far away for her liking, so she now pours all that nurturing into taking care of three fat and sassy cats and one highly spoiled dog. You can find her at www.facebook.com/caroljpost.author and www.caroljpost.com.
ALL RIGHT HERE
by Carre Armstrong Gardner
Ivy Darling can’t have children of her own, and her husband Nick’s resentment is forcing them apart. And while Ivy has the support and love of her large, close-knit family, Nick’s family has never welcomed her into the fold.
When the three children next door are abandoned by their mother, Ivy and Nick take them in for the night. One night becomes several, and suddenly Ivy and Nick find themselves foster parents to the only African-American kids in the town of Copper Cove, Maine. As Ivy grows more attached to the children, Nick refuses to accept their eclectic household as a permanent family. Just as Ivy begins to question whether or not she wants to save her emotionally barren marriage, Nick begins to discover how much Ivy and the children mean to him. But is his change of heart too little, too late?
Carre Armstrong Gardner is a former worker with children at risk in Russia. Now, she lives in Portland, Maine with her husband and three teenagers, where she writes books and works as a nurse.
A MOTHER’S SECRET
by Amy Clipston
In A Mother’s Secret—the second book in a new Amish series by bestselling author Amy Clipston—Carolyn Lapp dreams of marrying for love. But will the errors of her past destroy this dream forever? Carolyn Lapp longs to have a traditional Amish family. But she lives on her brother’s farm with her parents and her 15-year old son, Benjamin. Carolyn has never revealed the identity of Benjamin’s father and lives daily with the guilt and shame of her youthful indiscretion. Her brother simply will not forgive her. His answer is to arrange a practical marriage for Carolyn to Saul, a widower with a little girl. But Carolyn isn’t convinced that Saul really loves her and believes he is simply looking for someone to help raise his daughter. When Benjamin causes trouble at a local horse auction, horse breeder Joshua Glick decides that he must be taught a lesson. Carolyn and Joshua are unmistakably drawn to each other, but Joshua mistakenly assumes that Benjamin is Carolyn’s brother. Carolyn fears that if he discovers the truth, her past will destroy their budding romance. After years of shame and loneliness, Carolyn suddenly has two men vying for her attention. But which of them will give her the family—and the unconditional love—she’s longed for?
Amy Clipston has been writing for as long as she can remember. Her fiction writing “career” began in elementary school when she and a close friend wrote and shared silly stories. She has a degree in communications from Virginia Wesleyan College and is a member of the Authors Guild, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Romance Writers of America. She is the author of the bestselling Kauffman Amish Bakery series with Zondervan, which is part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, mother, and four spoiled rotten cats.