I know many, many authors of Christian fiction, and I love to help readers find them. I like to feature their books whenever possible. So be sure to check out my New in Christian Fiction blog posts on Wednesdays. You just may find another favorite author or two.
Up in her grandmother’s attic, Annie Dawson finds an antique key that is the first clue in a 150-year-old mystery. As she and the ladies of the Hook and Needle Club try to make sense of the clues, they must also figure out how to help Mary Beth when she fears she will lose her beloved needlework shop. Perhaps the key to both problems is in Annie’s hands.
DeAnna Julie Dodson is the author of In Honor Bound, By Love Redeemed and To Grace Surrendered, a trilogy of medieval romances, and Letters in the Attic and The Key in the Attic, contemporary mysteries in the Annie’s Attic series. Writing as Julianna Deering, her new series of historical cozies, The Drew Farthering Mysteries, debuts in the summer of 2013 with Rules of Murder. A graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas, she currently lives in North Texas with three spoiled cats and, when not writing, enjoys quilting, cross stitch and NHL hockey.
WHISPER ON THE PRAIRIE
by Vickie McDonough
When Sarah Marshall’s wagon breaks down near a stage stop at the mouth of the Santa Fe Trail, marriage proposals fly in faster than the incessant wind, but only one man interests her—and he’s not proposing.
Ethan Harper’s well-ordered life is throw into turmoil when an uppity city gal is stranded at his family’s stage stop. Now his two brothers and every unmarried male in the country are wooing Miss Priss. When one brother proposes, Ethan is in turmoil. Is it because she’s the wrong woman for his brother Aaron—or the right one for Ethan?
Vickie McDonough is an award-winning author of 27 books and novellas. Her novels include the fun and feisty Texas Boardinghouse Brides series and Long Trail Home and End of the Trail in the Texas Trails series. Long Trail Home won the Inspirational category of the 2012 Booksellers’ Best Awards. Coming this summer: Whispers on the Prairie, the first book in an exciting new series set in 1870s Kansas. More about Vickie: Website: www.vickiemcdonough.com, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VickieMcDonough, Twitter: https://twitter.com/vickiemcdonough
A LADY OF QUALITY
by Louise M. Gouge
Miss Catherine Hart may be merely a paid companion, but she’s the loveliest creature baron Lord Winston has ever encountered. The only obstacle is determining the mysterious Miss Hart’s social pedigree before the handsome diplomat can court her in earnest.
Revenge, not romance, led Catherine Du Coeur to hide her aristocratic name and seek out the man who accused her father of treason. She expected a cold-hearted cad, but Winston appears honorable and compassionate. Against all odds, Catherine is drawn to the very adversary she intended to ruin. And soon both will face a choice-one involving pride, old loyalties and forgiveness.
Florida author Louise M. Gouge writes romance novels for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Historicals. She is a professor of English and humanities at Valencia College in Kissimmee, Florida. Visit her Web site at http://blog.Louisemgouge.com
by Jean C. Gordon
The Widow’s Rules Of Engagement
Jamie Glasser has two ironclad rules: raise her kids the best way she knows how and…no more military men! The widowed mother of three lost to the army her late husband—and her faith in God—but she can’t avoid former air force lieutenant colonel Eli Payton. The handsome high school guidance counselor is committed to helping Jamie’s rebellious teenage son. But it’s Jamie who’s tested when she’s irresistibly drawn to Eli. Here, in the family-centered community of Paradox Lake, can a woman at a crossroads find the courage to reclaim her faith and give love another chance?
Jean C. Gordon’s writing is a natural extension of her love of reading. From that day in first grade when she realized t-h-e was the word “the,” she’s been reading everything she can put her hands on. A professional financial planner and editor for a financial publisher, Jean is as at home writing retirement- and investment-planning advice as she is writing romance novels, but finds novels a lot more fun. Although her day job, writing and family don’t leave her a lot of spare time, Jean likes to give back when she can. She and her husband team-taught a seventh-and-eighth-grade Sunday school class for several years and currently serve on her church’s Evangelism Committee. She also shares her love of books with others by volunteering at the church’s Book Nook. You can keep in touch with her at www.Facebook.com/JeanCGordon.Author, www.JeanCGordon.com, @JeanCGordon or PO Box 113, Selkirk, NY 12158.
by Elizabeth Goddard
Two surprises await high-stakes repo man Jake Jacobson on his latest job. First, old flame Kelsey Chambers. Second, gunfire! Seizing the luxury yacht should have been easy, but he hadn’t planned on Kelsey’s appearance. Or that smugglers would hijack the vessel to find an antique map hidden on board. The map is Jake and Kelsey’s only leverage…but it carries a price. Without it, they’re as good as dead. With it, they’re the target of a relentless hunt. Their failed relationship has Kelsey afraid to rely on Jake again. Can she count on him with their lives on the line?
About the Author:
Elizabeth Goddard is the award-winning author of more than a dozen novels, including the romantic mystery, The Camera Never Lies—a 2011 Carol Award winner. A 7th generation Texan, she graduated from the University of North Texas with a B.S. in computer science and worked in corporate America for a decade before retiring to home school her four children and write romantic suspense novels. She lives in Louisiana with her husband and children. To find out more about Elizabeth visit her website: http://elizabethgoddard.com