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Read on, and discover some of today's most appealing Christian novelists, their latest books, and their words of wisdom and imagination. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Stuffing Lobsters and Releasing Books!

Remember how our moms (my mom, anyway) used to caution us about putting certain things in ours mouths because "you don't know where that thing's been?"

In the new issue of Christian Fiction Online Magazine, you'll find a valid argument for that principle: A Most Unsavory Culinary Novel.

If you read that article and copy the fourth line of any other CFOM article in the comments section, below (and tell us which article it was), I'll add your name an extra time to Monday's drawing for a signed copy of Cathy Gohlke's excellent new novel, I Have Seen Him in the Watchfires. Include your email address, in case your name is chosen, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com.

And speaking of excellent new novels, take a look at the fabulous novels releasing this month!

1. A Constant Heart by Siri Mitchell from Bethany House Publishers. In Queen Elizabeth’s court…beauty is a curse, friendship is bought and sold, and true love is the unpardonable sin.

2. A Little Bit of Faith, The Precious Girl's Club Book One by Cindy Kenney from Precious Moments Inc. Girls will discover how having a little bit of faith can help them overcome big challenges in this first book of a new series that encourages girls to celebrate the unique ways God made each one of them special and "precious in His sight."

3. A Taste of Murder, The Classical Trio Series Book 1 by Virginia Smith from Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense. When a young woman attends a small town's Bar-B-Q Festival, she stumbles across the path of a ruthless killer who's had a taste of murder... and is hungry for more.

4. Buffalo Gal, South Dakota Weddings series Book 1 by Mary Connealy from Heartsong Presents. A vegetarian and a cattle rancher go to war and fall in love.

5. Engaging Father Christmas (a novella) Sequel to Finding Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn from FaithWords. Miranda Carson returns to England to spend Christmas with Ian, now her boyfriend and her recently located family; unforeseen circumstances stand in the way of a happy Christmas.

6. Longings of the Heart Sydney Cover Series Book 2 by Bonnie Leon from Revell Publishing. John and Hannah Bradshaw survived betrayal and imprisonment. Now as they reach for a new beginning one evil heart lies waiting to tear their lives apart.

7. Love Finds You in Snowball, Arkansas, Launch book for Love Finds You series by Sandra D. Bricker from Summerside Press. Full-on, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy for the inspirational romance market.

8. My Sister Dilly by Maureen Lang from Tyndale House. Two sisters; one committed the unthinkable, one will never forgive herself.

9. On A Whim, The Katie Weldon Series Book 3 by Robin Jones Gunn from Zondervan. Katie and Rick are ready to move their relationship forward but as they make that step Katie’s life comes unglued leading her to rely on God’s plans for her.

10. Out of Her Hands, Sequel to Searching for Spice by Megan DiMaria from Tyndale House Publishers. Her children are making questionable choices, her father-in-law’s is coping with loss, and her best friend’s moving away. How can Linda manage when it’s really all out of her hands?

11. Snowbound Colorado Christmas by Susan Page Davis, Tamela Hancock Murray, Darlene Franklin, and Lena Nelson Dooley from Barbour. Love snowballs in four couples’ lives during the Blizzard of 1913. If they live through the storm, will love be there to greet each young woman on Christmas morn?

12. The Case of the Bouncing Grandma, Bouncing Grandma Mysteries Book 1 by A.K. Arenz from Sheaf House. Has Glory hit her head one too many times or was there really a foot dangling from the back of that carpet?

13. The Christmas Kite by Gail Gaymer Martin from Steeple Hill. An eight year old disabled boy provides the catalyst for his mother's and a reclusive kite builder's healing, as he opens their eyes to God's promises and love beyond understanding.

14. The Face of Deceit, Jackson's Retreat Series Book 2 by Ramona Richards from Steeple Hill/Love Inspired Suspense. When Karen O'Neill's "face vases" spark murder, art crime investigator Mason DuBroc knows a long-hidden secret is appearing in her art . . . a secret someone will kill for.

15. The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner from WaterBrook Press. The 300-year-old diary of a victim of the Salem Witch Trials challenges a young English major's worldview.

16. Waiting for Daybreak by Kathryn Cushman from Bethany House. A young pharmacist must choose between exposing negligence or keeping the job that's paying her dying mother's medical bills.

17. Walk with Me, Contemporary Minnesota series Book 1 by Becky Melby and Cathy Wienke from Barbour Publishing. When the first parolee in the Sanctuary program run by Sydney Jennet’s church turns out to be a handsome blue-eyed believer, her small town, and her heart, are no longer safe.

If you're an eclectic reader, as I am, you're pretty excited about the choices above. Is anyone else's TBR list out of control?

I invite you to check back here Monday, to see who wins Cathy Gohlke's novel, and to read about novelist Megan DiMaria and her latest book.


Janna said...

"pass, I get reviewer copies, and let’s not even talk about the"

That is the 4th line from Sara Mill's article about shelf space :-)

Are you sure that 1/2 pound of butter is enough for Raymundo's recipe? :-)

Great article!

ryanx6 at msn dot com

Pamela J said...

"exception. Although she’d been invited " 4th line in Trouble With True Love by Kathleen Fuller. Thanks also for the great list of other excellent new novels!

I got to meet Cathy Gohlke in MN during lunch hour and would LOVE to read her book!

(hope it is ok to do the "at" and "dot" without the [], it would slow me down to find those keys)
Pam Williams
cepjwms at yahoo dot com

Trish Perry said...

Janna, that was the low-fat recipe, there, ya see.

And Pam, sure, you can list your addy any way that works for you, just as long as spammers can't lift it. Your way works just fine.

I'll be sure to enter you ladies an extra time in the drawing for Cathy's excellent book!



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