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What book should you read next? What words should you write next? Whether you're a reader, a writer, or both, you need look no further for ideas and pointers to help you make up your mind. You might even get your next book for free--and signed by the author!

Sometimes I even give away my own novels. My Inspirational romances and devotionals are pictured below and are detailed on my Books page. You can always count on a trace of humor in my novels and nonfiction. Whether you're a teen or a woman mature in years, I think these stories will ring true.

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

Monday, October 31, 2016

Jodie Bailey and Free Books!

 photo 9780373447688_zps6pbfpqit.jpgA former soldier teams up with the partner she thought was dead in order to expose a cybercriminal bent on terrorizing the US military.

Before we meet today's featured author, I want to announce that the winner of the free ecopy of The Captive Heart, by Michelle Griep, is:

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Congratulations! I'll email you for your snail mail address, and we'll get your book right out to you.

I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to participate in future book give-aways! Subscribers are entered a second time when they comment.

And now let's meet novelist Jodie Bailey, author of the romantic suspense novel, Breach of Trust (Harlequin-Love Inspired Suspense, September 2016).

 photo 20140413Bailey 003_zps5juef7i9.jpgJodie Bailey writes novels about freedom and the heroes who fight for it. Her romantic suspense, Crossfire, won a 2015 RT Reviewers Choice Award and her contemporary romance, Quilted by Christmas won a 2014 Selah.

She is convinced a camping trip to the beach with her family, a good cup of coffee, and a great book can cure all ills. Jodie lives in North Carolina with her husband, her daughter, and two dogs.

Please tell us three random things we might not know about you.

--I know how to ride a motorcycle and once owned a Harley. Now, I’m content to be a passenger and let my husband do all of the paying attention to the road.

--I love banana sandwiches on white bread with mayonnaise. My husband thinks that’s weird. He’s from Michigan. He doesn’t understand.

--When I was 18, I started having panic attacks that kept me pretty much chained to my home for almost three months. On my 28th birthday, God completely freed me from fear.

Wow, that's a long time to be chained. What a blessing to have that release!

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Breach of Trust.

 photo 9780373447688_zps6pbfpqit.jpgFormer soldier Meghan McGuire is about to step into her dream running a home for troubled foster children. But when the partner she thought was dead steps out of the shadows, her life takes a sudden turn into a past he can never uncover.

Tate Walker never thought he’d see Meghan again, and he certainly never thought she’d be the target of a hacker who is determined to undermine the U.S. military. Now, Tate has to protect Meghan from an enemy who can’t be seen while he searches for information she wants to keep hidden.

 As the seconds tick toward a hacker’s revenge, Tate and Meghan have to battle for their country… and for each other.

What is it about your lead characters that will make your readers care about them?

Tate and Meghan are both people with pasts they aren’t exactly proud of. Meghan’s is criminal. Tate’s is relational. Both have been wounded and are fighting to come back from that, to become whole individuals. They’ve tried to do it for themselves forever, and both have to come to the realization that only God can heal them. And only with each other are they whole.

If you were the casting director for the film version of your novel, who would play your lead roles?

The pictures in my head can never quite match up to anything I find in the real world, but after a whole lot of trying, I think Tate is a lot like a young Gerard Butler.







 photo Morena-Baccarin_612x380_0_zpsne4ep7rp.jpgAnd Morena Baccarin—when her hair was chin-length—would fit Meghan.



Let’s fantasize that your publisher is sending you to explore the setting of a new novel. Where are they sending you? Why that setting?

The novel I’m currently writing is set partially on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, on Hatteras Island. I’ve always wanted to set a book there. It’s my favorite place in the world. As much as I’ve been there, they’d have to send me back because I really do want to capture the feel of the place. To be sitting there when I write the scenes. I love it there. I want it to be perfect and not to get one detail wrong. In fact, I think they should send me to live there for a whole year so I can really get a feel for what it’s like to be an islander. Yep. Let’s do that.

I love Hatteras, too. There's just something different, compared to other east coast beaches.

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

I was way behind the times on this one, but I finally read Jim Rubart’s Rooms. I literally had to keep putting the book down to pray and hash some things out with God. I’m certain now that it took me so long to read it because God wanted me to read it when I did. It hit me right where I was. On a different note, I devoured the latest YA by Jenny B. Jones, I'll Be Yours. Wowza. I want to write like her when I grow up.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on the first book in a series about a Special Forces soldier and his sisters—a government researcher being hunted by a serial killer, and a humanitarian aid worker who finds herself at the center of a conspiracy—who are fighting to bring their father, who is in league with terrorists, to justice.

Where else can readers find you online?

I’m at www.jodiebailey.com. From there, you can find links to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest… all of them!


The book can be purchased online via the following buttons:





     CBD
447681: Breach of Trust


Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?

The series I’m working on now—a lot of my books, actually—deal with fear and how we overcome it. So… what are you most afraid of? And how have you overcome one of your greatest fears?

Thanks, Jodie, for telling us about your novel. Readers, Jodie has offered to give a signed copy of her book to the winner of our drawing on Monday, November 14. To enter, leave a comment below in answer to Jodie's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

Also, I'd love it if you'd connect with me on Facebook. Just click on my name at the right of today's post.

Annoying legal disclaimer: drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer, as well as my Disclosure of Material Connection HERE.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Michelle Griep and Free Books!

 photo Captive Heart COVER JPEG copy_zpshu2xx0df.jpgA proper English governess flees London for the Colonies, but when her employer never arrives to make good on his promise, she must settle for an offer of marriage to a man she’s never met—one who is rumored to be a murderer.

Before we meet today's featured author, I want to announce that the winner of the free ecopy of The Broken Trail, by Christa MacDonald, is:

ahenderson312@...

Congratulations! We'll get your book right out to you.

I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to participate in future book give-aways! Subscribers are entered a second time when they comment.

And now let's revisit with novelist Michelle Griep, author of the historical romantic suspense novel, The Captive Heart (Shiloh Run, October 2016).

 photo Michelle Griep Headshot_zpsbupoxzfh.jpgMichelle Griep’s been writing since she first discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. She seeks to glorify God in all that she writes—except for that graffiti phase she went through as a teenager.

She resides in the frozen tundra of Minnesota, where she teaches history and writing classes for a local high school co-op. An Anglophile at heart, she runs away to England every chance she gets, under the guise of research. Really, though, she’s eating excessive amounts of scones while rambling around a castle.

She is the author of The Captive Heart, Brentwood’s Ward, A Heart Deceived, Undercurrent and Gallimore, which are all historicals. But she did veer off the path to pen a cozy mystery, Out of the Frying Pan.

Please tell us three random things we might not know about you.

-- I hate fruit. No, really. Not even strawberries tempt me. It’s a texture thing.

-- Rollerblading is my exercise of choice.

-- Boxers (as in the canine variety, not Fruit of the Loom) are my favorite pets.

Now, why did I immediately picture underwear, not dogs,when you first said that? I appreciate the clarification.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of The Captive Heart.

On the run from a cruel British aristocratic employer, Eleanor Morgan escapes to America, the land of the free. But freedom is hard to come by as an indentured servant, and impossible when she’s forced into an even harsher contract—marriage to a man she’s never met.

Backwoodsman Samuel Heath doesn’t care what others think of him—but his young daughter’s upbringing matters very much. The life of a trapper in the Carolina backcountry is no life for a small girl, but neither is abandoning his child to another family. He decides it’s time to marry again, but that proves to be an impossible task. Who wants to wed a murderer?

Both Samuel and Eleanor are survivors, facing down the threat of war, betrayal, and divided loyalties that could cost them everything, but this time they must face their biggest challenge ever . . . Love.

What is it about Eleanor that will make your readers care about her?

Sometimes life isn’t fair. Other times it’s downright harsh. Everyone struggles with issues that are impossible to overcome. Drawing on God’s strength for courage, Eleanor faces her trials head on—and she’s got many. She fails frequently, especially when she tries to do things on her own, but for the sake of the little girl that’s in her care, she keeps trying.

If you were the casting director for the film version of your novel, who would play your lead roles?

 photo hell-on-wheels-cullen-bohannon_zpss01mlbbs.jpgAnson Mount is definitely my hero Samuel Heath.





 photo PremiereNewLineCinemaJackGiantSlayerP2hD9mfhJT-l_zpswxzgi8r5.jpgEleanor Tomlinson would make a great Eleanor Morgan.




Love her! Poldark is one of my favorite shows.

Let’s fantasize that your publisher is sending you to explore the setting of a new novel. Where are they sending you? Why that setting?

I’m going to Ironbridge in England. One word for the place: enchanted. Set on the ridges of the Severn Valley River Gorge, this little town is unbelievably picturesque and loaded with history, most notably the birthplace of the industrial revolution. I’m itching to write a story set there, and what intrigues me most is the little toll house at the end of the bridge.

Ah, you do tempt me. My Mom is British (war bride), and I have yet to get over there. You make it sound so beautiful.

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn by Lori Benton. I’m always behind on my reading, so this isn’t a new release, but it is one sweet read. I love the history and I especially love the relationship between the main characters. Lori Benton pulls of tension between the hero and heroine like none other.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on the first book of a series of 3 entitled Once Upon a Dickens Christmas series. Set in merry ole Victorian England, each story revolves around a “second-chance coin.” Here’s a blurb:

On a stormy night 2,000 years ago, a baby was born and a coin was forged—both the bearers of a second chance. The God-man returned to heaven, but the coin yet roams the earth, passing from hand to hand, hope to hope.

And hope is a precious commodity for Benjamin Lane. Imprisoned unjustly, he wants nothing more than freedom and a second chance to claim the woman he loves—but how can Clara Chapman possibly believe in the man who stole her family’s fortune and abandoned her at the altar? Brought together under mysterious circumstances for the Twelve Days of Christmas, Clara and Ben discover that what they've been striving for isn't what ultimately matters . . . and what matters most is love.

Where else can readers find you online?

If you’d like to keep up with my escapades, find me at www.michellegriep.com or www.writerofftheleash.blogspot.com or stalk me on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.


The book can be purchased online via the following buttons:





     CBD
097833: The Captive Heart


Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?

Personally, my favorite era to read is Regency. Which period of history do you love most to read about?

Thanks, Michelle, for telling us about your novel. Readers, Michelle has offered to give a signed copy of her book to the winner of our drawing on Monday, October 31. To enter, leave a comment below in answer to Michelle's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

Also, I'd love it if you'd connect with me on Facebook. Just click on my name at the right of today's post.

Annoying legal disclaimer: drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer, as well as my Disclosure of Material Connection HERE.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Christa MacDonald and Free Books!

 photo Broken-Trail-2_zpspifdjzx4.jpgIn a small town in the mountains of Maine Katherine Grant, a woman with everything but peace, falls in love with the town’s police captain, but the brokenness of her soul that threatens to keep them apart.

Before we meet today's featured author, I want to announce that the winner of the free ecopy of Christmas Snowe and Peppermint Cocoa, by Joi Copeland, is:

von1janet@...

Congratulations! I'll email you for your snail-mail address, and we'll get your book right out to you.

I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to participate in future book give-aways! Subscribers are entered a second time when they comment.

And now let's visit with novelist Christa MacDonald, author of the contemporary Christian romance, The Broken Trail (Mountain Brook Ink, October 2016).

 photo Christa-McDonald_zps5dr1y7st.jpgChrista MacDonald knew she wanted to write from almost the first moment she learned to read. After filling notebooks with what was probably very bad poetry, she decided to major in English and see if she could make a go of it.

While attending college in Massachusetts, eventually earning a BA in English and Sociology, Christa MacDonald fell in love with nearby Cape Ann and dumped her plans of moving out West with the rest of the cool kids and instead got busy with life.

After a series of jobs doing everything from counseling adults with developmental challenges to writing magazine abstracts, she ended up in the corporate world as an operations manager. Ten years, one husband, and three kids later she decided it was time to get back to writing. She signed up for the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and she hasn’t stopped since.

Please tell us three random things we might not know about you.

-- I was a nomad as a kid. We lived in 14 different places before I was 5.

-- I love all things Disney.

-- Almost no one can beat me at the card game Blink. My daughter is probably the only one, so it must be a genetic skill.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of The Broken Trail.

Katherine Grant takes the job at Sweet River Christian Academy hoping it will be a vacation from her high-powered career. With the school director on a power trip and evidence of shady dealings, there’s nothing relaxing about it. Maybe it would be easier if she wasn’t so distracted by Captain MacAlister, the local cop she can’t get along with, yet can’t get out of her head.

Mac doesn’t need the kind of trouble he believes Katherine will bring. He’s got enough to deal with from poachers to drug crime, but when he meets Katherine he’s drawn in by her intelligence and strength, despite getting burned by her quick temper. When Katherine reveals her feelings Mac doesn’t hesitate to respond. If only their scars, both seen and unseen, didn’t threaten to tear them apart.

Two wary hearts must soften and two steel wills bend if they have any hope of making it down the broken trail to love.

What is it about Katherine that will make your readers care about her?

Katherine is keeping up appearances, wanting everyone to think she’s calm, efficient, smart, and capable, but inside she’s a bit of a mess. I think readers will see some of their own struggles in her journey.

If you were the casting director for the film version of your novel, who would play your lead roles?  photo f98dc6a799e4b959921b1f49e15a5d75_zpsduokmpzv.jpg

Kate Winslet for Katherine







 photo debd1ff775a62324f4612af0e6e1c126_zpsu1qnuq2z.jpgand Mark Wahlberg for Captain MacAlister.








Let’s fantasize that your publisher is sending you to explore the setting of a new novel. Where are they sending you? Why that setting?

Scotland. I would love to write a cozy mystery about an American transplant in Scotland.

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

Actually the last novel I read was a re-read for me, Anne of Green Gables. It was like visiting an old friend. If readers haven’t checked out that series by LM Montgomery, they should run out right now and pick them up!

What are you working on now?

Currently I’m finishing up the sequel to The Broken Trail and adding to the outline for the third book in the series.

Where else can readers find you online?

The Broken Trail is my first novel, but if they’d like to check out my other work you can find it all at www.christamacdonald.com

The book can be purchased online via the following buttons:









Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?

When you pick up a contemporary romance what is it you’re hoping to see in the story?

Thanks, Christa, for telling us about your novel. Readers, Christa has offered to give a free e-copy of her book to the winner of our drawing on Monday, October 24. To enter, leave a comment below in answer to Christa's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

Also, I'd love it if you'd connect with me on Facebook. Just click on my name at the right of today's post.

Annoying legal disclaimer: drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer, as well as my Disclosure of Material Connection HERE.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Joi Copeland and Free Books!

 photo New Christmas Snowe Cover_zpsnlaigrbw.jpgSnowe Jacobson’s guilt over the past tears apart any hope she has for the future, or so she fears.

Before we meet today's featured author, I want to announce that the winner of the signed copy of The Nanny's Little Matchmakers, by Danica Favorite, is:

bookwurm70@...

Congratulations! I'll email you for your snail-mail address, and we'll get your book right out to you.

I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to participate in future book give-aways! Subscribers are entered a second time when they comment.

And now let's visit with novelist Joe Copeland, author of the Inspirational Women's Fiction novel, Christmas Snowe and Peppermint Cocoa (Lovely Christian Romance Press, August 2016).

 photo Copelandphoto_zpsgn38os4a.jpgJoi Copeland is married to a wonderful man, Chris, and has three amazing boys, Garrison, Gage, and Gavin. She lives in Denver, Colorado, but within the year, hopes to be living in Galway, Ireland.

Joi’s love of writing began at a young age. She wrote short stories for several years, and in 2009, she began writing her first novel, Hope for Tomorrow.

Joi’s books include:

Hope for Tomorrow, book 1
Hope for the Journey, book 2
Hope from the Past, book 3
Letters of Love
Christmas Rayne, a novella
Sheriff Bride Rob's Story, a novella
Christmas Snowe and Peppermint Cocoa

Please tell us three random things we might not know about you.  

--I was born with an extra thumb.

--My family and I are headed to Ireland as Missionaries.

--My husband and I have a long disagreement going on: he thinks he is funnier, and I think I am!

Wow, all the best with your move to Ireland! I'm sure you'll be a blessing to many people there.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Christmas Snowe and Peppermint Cocoa.

 photo New Christmas Snowe Cover_zpsnlaigrbw.jpg Snowe feels she’s committed a horrible sin, one that isn’t worth forgiving. She hasn’t darkened the door of a church in years, and she hasn’t uttered a single prayer.

She’s forced to return home to Maine when her aunt passes away and leaves her a huge and unexpected inheritance.

Not only must she come to grips with what she’s done, but the forgiveness God longs to shower upon her.

Aw, I love her already.

What is it about your lead characters that will make your readers care about them?

I think readers will love how real Snowe is, as well as Tanner. They don’t pretend to be something they aren’t.

Let’s fantasize that your publisher is sending you to explore the setting of a new novel. Where are they sending you? Why that setting?

I would want to go to Maine. My grandparents grew up in Maine, and I desire more than anything to see where they grew up!

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

Any novel by Rachel Hauck. She is an amazing author! Her books are fantastic!

What are you working on now?

I’m working on Shamrock Inn, a sequel of sorts to Christmas Snowe.

Where else can readers find you online?

Goodreads
Facebook
www.amazon.com/Joi-Copeland
www.joicopeland.com

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Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?

What is your favorite drink at Christmas and why?

Thank you for having me!

Thanks, Joi, for telling us about your novel. Readers, Joi has offered to give a free e-copy of her book to the winner of our drawing on Monday, October 17. To enter, leave a comment below in answer to Joi's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

Also, I'd love it if you'd connect with me on Facebook. Just click on my name at the right of today's post.

Annoying legal disclaimer: drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer, as well as my Disclosure of Material Connection HERE.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Danica Favorite, October Releases, and Free Books!

 photo 9780373283767_zpsu2xc3yea.jpgCan two wary hearts deny the dearest wish of five eager matchmakers?

Before we meet today's featured author, I want to announce that the winner of the free e-copy of Out of the Frying Pan, by Kelly Klepfer and Michelle Griep, is:

living4him413@...

Congratulations! We'll get your e-book right out to you.

I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to participate in future book give-aways! Subscribers are entered a second time when they comment.

And now let's visit with novelist Danica Favorite, author of the Inspirational Historical Romance, The Nanny’s Little Matchmakers (Love Inspired Historical, September 2016).

 photo main_zpsgawa8in9.jpgA self-professed crazy chicken lady, Danica Favorite loves the adventure of living a creative life. She and her family recently moved in to their dream home in the mountains above Denver, Colorado.

 Danica loves to explore the depths of human nature and follow people on the journey to happily ever after. Though the journey is often bumpy, those bumps are what refine imperfect characters as they live the life God created them for. Oops, that just spoiled the ending of all of Danica’s stories. Then again, getting there is all the fun.

Please tell us three random things we might not know about you.

--I love to knit when I have the time.

--I like to cook, but hate prep work and cleaning, so I don’t cook as often as I’d like.

--My kids are involved in equestrian activities, but I am very allergic to horses.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of The Nanny's Little Matchmakers.

 photo 9780373283767_zpsu2xc3yea.jpgA Wife for Their Papa

Polly MacDonald intends to tame Mitch Taylor's five mischievous children, even though every other nanny has fled. She needs this job—and Mitch's brood sorely needs affection. Perhaps their widowed papa does, too.

But when the children begin scheming to make her their new mother, Polly must resist. She's seen too many bad marriages to want one of her own.

Mitch has come to Leadville, Colorado, to escape a scandal, not find a wife. After the disaster of his first marriage, he's sure he isn't husband material. Though Polly's tender care is working wonders with his children, Mitch knows he should keep his feelings to himself.

But can two wary hearts deny the dearest wish of five eager matchmakers?

What is it about Polly that will make your readers care about her?

What I love about Polly is how deeply she cares for the children and connects with them, even at their most difficult.

If you were the casting director for the film version of your novel, who would play your lead roles?

 photo Rick-Schroder-2014_zpsnge9x60a.jpgMitch Taylor would be played by Ricky Schroeder (and the guy on the cover even looks like him!).





 photo 6178935_96268nothumb500_zpspmse4ita.jpgPolly MacDonald would be played by Rachelle Lefevre.





Let’s fantasize that your publisher is sending you to explore the setting of a new novel. Where are they sending you? Why that setting?

They’re sending me to England to do research for a Regency novel. I love Regencies, but I don’t feel like I can accurately do the setting justice, so I would need to spend a lot of time in England doing further research.

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

I really loved His Texas Princess by Kristen Ethridge. For me, it was a light, easy read, and it was a nice escape from some really tough days.

What are you working on now?

I’m getting ready to turn in a book called An Unlikely Mother, which will come out in May 2017 from Love Inspired Historical. It’s a story in which a young Colorado socialite trying to overcome her reputation as a hurtful gossip and a miner who is--unbeknownst to her--the mine owner undercover, become enamored with one another while caring for an orphaned child.

Where else can readers find you online?

Website: www.danicafavorite.com
Twitter
Instagram
Facebook
Pinterest

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Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?

One of the themes that appears often in my books is that family is often made up in unusual ways and contains unlikely matchups. Big hint: look at the cover for The Nanny’s Little Matchmakers. I’d love to hear about some of your families.

Thanks, Danica, for telling us about your novel. Readers, Danica has offered to give a signed copy of her book to the winner of our drawing on Monday, October 10. To enter, leave a comment below in answer to Danica's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

Also, I'd love it if you'd connect with me on Facebook. Just click on my name at the right of today's post.

Annoying legal disclaimer: drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer, as well as my Disclosure of Material Connection HERE.

As you scroll to the bottom of this post to answer Danica's question, take a look at the exciting Inspirational fiction being released in October!

Biblical Fiction:

Providence: Hannah's Journey by Barbara M. Britton -- When the prophet of Israel refuses to heal her, Hannah flees Jerusalem and is captured by an enemy with a curse all his own. (Biblical from Harbourlight [Pelican])

Shadow of the Storm by Connilyn Cossette -- In defiance of her mother, Shira pursues her heart's calling to become an apprentice midwife. When a delivery goes horribly wrong, Shira finds herself bound to a man who betrayed her, the caretaker of three young children, and the target of a vengeful woman whose husband was killed by Shira's people, the Levites. As contention between the Hebrew tribes and the foreigners fans the flames of another dangerous rebellion, Shira will come face-to-face with the heartbreak of her past that she has kept hidden for so long. How can she let go of all that has defined her to accept the love she's denied herself and embrace who she truly is? (Biblical from Bethany House [Baker])

Christmas Novella:

Christmas Lights by Chautona Havig, Vikki Kestell, Cathe Swanson, and April Hayman -- From historical romance to contemporary cozy mysteries and Christmas wonder, these four "light" reads will warm your heart and ignite your Christmas spirit! (Christmas Novella, Mixed Genres, Independently Published)

Contemporary Romance:

Risking Love by Brenda S. Anderson -- Can cautious bank employee Lissa Morgan risk falling in love with a former thrill-seeker, a widowed single dad, when she may have to foreclose on his house? (Contemporary Romance, Independently Published)

A Mom for Christmas by Lorraine Beatty -- Noah's dream of a happy family and Beth's dream of a continuing ballet career are both dashed, but when they come together they discover that the Lord might have a new dream for both of them. (Contemporary Romance from Love Inspired [Harlequin])

Sleigh Bells Ring by Sandra D. Bricker, Barbara J. Scott, Lynette Sowell, and Lenora Worth -- Santa Claus is coming to town, and so are the Tucker sisters. The girls have inherited their father's run-down horse farm for Christmas. It needs some serious TLC in order to make it sell-ready. Joanna knows that by recruiting her sisters and one handsome ranch hand they can fix up the place and even celebrate one last Christmas while they're at it. However, to Isabella, returning to their home in Kentucky bluegrass country for Christmas seems like an impossible hurdle. Can her Chicago boyfriend make life merry and bright again? One thing's for sure: nothing is peace on earth for Sophia as a new beau brings up old wounds. And when the fate of the horse farm is put in jeopardy because Amy accidentally fraternizes with the enemy, tensions rise. But it's not like the land developer stole Christmas . . . just her heart. Can the Tucker sisters have themselves a merry little Christmas? (Contemporary Romance from Gilead Publishing)

Do You Hear What I Hear? by Margaret Brownley -- Stranded at the old Star Inn until the road back to his cabin reopens, lumber mill owner Rick Talbot suddenly comes face to face with the past. The only woman he's ever loved is standing in front of the inn's blazing fire trying to get warm. Both Rick and Sally regret what happened between them years ago, but his family lumberyard clashes with her tree-hugging ways and neither is willing to try again. It will take the storm of the century, one stage-struck young boy, a certain meddling "angel"--and even a cranky cat--to convince them that in matters of the heart, sometimes the second time around is best. (Contemporary Romance from St. Martin Press)

More Than a Tiara by Valerie Comer -- Marisa Hiller abandoned her modeling career to nurse a broken heart in Montana, far from the photographer who ruined everything. Her family farm is now part of a CSA program teaching gardening and cooking to single moms, but when the coordinator begs her to represent the program in the Miss Snowflake Pageant, Marisa balks. God has forgiven Jase Mackie but hasn't answered his prayer to bring Marisa back into his life… until Jase finds himself out West as the official photographer for a beauty pageant, face to face with the woman he's never forgotten. (Contemporary Romance, Independently Published)

Room at the Inn for Christmas by Mary Connealy -- Ambitious hotel executive Amanda Star's has got her sights set on the CEO job at the multi-national Halston hotel chain. But then she inherits the Star Inn, a place her father had always wanted her to run alongside him. With no time to be away from her job, she rushes home to put the inn up for sale. Once there, she's struggles against keen regret, sweet memories, and the longing to return, which grows stronger when she is reunited with an old classmate: Anthony Carter, a handyman with a guarded heart. (Contemporary Romance from St. Martin Press)

Can't Help Falling by Kara Isaac -- A funny, heartfelt romance about how an antique shop, a wardrobe, and a mysterious tea cup bring two C.S. Lewis fans together in a snowy and picturesque Oxford, England. (Contemporary Romance from Howard [Simon & Schuster])

A Christmas Homecoming by Kimberly Rose Johnson -- Interior design assistant Bailey Calderwood suspects the mysterious admirer sending her cards and flowers is none other than the son of her unpleasable, bed-ridden boss. When Stephen Belafonte's mom demands he fire Bailey, can he find a way to heal the rift in his family as well his own heart, or will he be forced to let Bailey go? (Contemporary Romance from Mountain Brook Ink)

Where Two Hearts Meet by Liz Johnson -- When Caden Holt's boss asks her to show off their own beautiful Prince Edward Island to impress a visiting travel writer and save the Red Door Inn, the reclusive executive chef is forced to face a world much bigger than her kitchen--and a man who makes her wish she was beautiful. (Contemporary Romance from Revell [A Division of Baker Publishing Group])

Trust My Heart by Carol J. Post -- Grant McAllister, a jaded big-city lawyer and small-town reporter Jami Carlisle have no hope for finding true love--except for a zany old matchmaker who won't give up. In the unspoiled beauty of the Smoky Mountains, there's healing and forgiveness to be found. And for Grant, this unplanned detour may be just what's needed to finally guide him home. (Contemporary Romance from Waterfall Press)

Insight by Deborah Raney -- She's having a baby. It's a blessing that brings comfort to newly widowed Olivia Cline. Yet with no insurance, no job and precious little money, how will Olivia care for herself and her child? The answer is a handsome and brooding artist seeking an assistant. Reed Vincent has recently regained his eyesight thanks to a donor. And through his eyes, Olivia begins to see all the possibilities before her. Before them. Until, in a flash of insight, she knows why his signature is so hauntingly familiar. (Contemporary Romance from Raney Day Press)

Silver Bells by Deborah Raney -- As Elvis croons from the radio and Christmas descends upon a small Kansas town, two people find the miracle of love. (Contemporary Romance from Raney Day Press)

A Family Under the Christmas Tree by Terri Reed -- In this heartwarming tale set during the Christmas season, a single father and a fashion photographer are brought together by a young boy and a mischievous Bernese mountain dog--but first they must learn to set aside their differences if they are willing to let their relationship bloom. (Contemporary Romance from Howard [Simon & Schuster])

Third Strand of the Cord by Catherine Richmond -- Caroline will do anything to keep her ex-husband from putting her son with Down syndrome in an institution--even enroll the boy in a class taught by a know-it-all karate instructor. Lee Marivaux is an expert at reading people. He knows his feisty new student will thrive with firm guidance - and he's right. He pegs the boy's mother as a clueless socialite who loafs at the country club - and he's never been so wrong. When Caroline's abusive ex shows up, demanding custody, Lee and Caroline must join forces to keep the boy safe. (Contemporary Romance, Independently Published)

Buying Love by Toni Shiloh -- Impatient for marriage, Nina Warrenton places an ad in the newspaper for a husband--attaching a monetary reward. But when she begins to fall for the small-town chef who answers her add, she realizes how much she wants him to love her and not her money. Dwight Williams needs fast cash to save the family restaurant, but can he let it go to prove his love for Nina? (Contemporary Romance from Celebrate Lit)

Moonlight Over Manahttan by Carrie Turansky -- Professional organizer Sarah Montgomery is hired to organize her elderly neighbor's cluttered apartment by Justin Latimer, her neighbor's grandson. Sarah believes free-spirited Justin is a lazy, unemployed poet who is taking advantage of his grandmother's generosity. Though attracted to him, she guards her heart against her growing feelings. As Sarah and Justin work together to help his grandmother and enjoy Christmas events in NYC, romantic sparks fly. When Sarah discovers who Justin really is, she must decide if she will continue to hide behind her protective wall or open her heart and embrace love. (Contemporary Romance, Independently Published)

Love Bears All Things by Beth Wiseman -- Charlotte Dolinsky needs time to recover after breaking up with her boyfriend, Ryan. But when a surprise visitor shows up on her doorstep in Texas, she's forced to put aside her own worries to help her Amish friends in Lancaster County. Daniel Byler struggles each day in his Amish community to heal from his fiancée's betrayal. When he discovers that a member of his family is in danger of being shunned, his pain turns to fear. His only way to help is by partnering with Charlotte, a woman he barely knows who has already deceived them all before. (Contemporary Romance from HarperCollins Christian Publishing)

General Contemporary (includes Women's Fiction):

Paint The Storm by Dawn V. Cahill -- When Meg is challenged to love her lesbian daughter as Christ would, she struggles to live out God's command, and when her daughter goes missing, she finds herself joined with the unlikeliest of allies in her search for Linzee, and finally learns of God's unconditional grace for sinners. (Contemporary Women's Fiction from Spring Mountain Publishing)

Restoration Road by Elise Phillips -- Mallory Andrews's short trip back to Texas for her mother's funeral quickly becomes a move home to help her grieving father with his contracting business. When her old crush, Tres, hires them for a restoration project Mallory falls in love with the crumbling old house. And when feelings bloom between her and Tres, she finds herself on the road to a brand new, unexpected life filled with faith, sweet tea, and fresh paint. (General Contemporary from Desert Breeze Publishing)

Above All Things by Deborah Raney -- Expecting their first baby, Judd and Evette McGlin are thrilled to become parents. But the couple faces the ultimate test when Judd learns he already has a child: a six-year-old mixed-race girl born amid secrets and lies. Now, Evette must decide if she can accept the child. She thought she was open-minded--until hidden prejudices threaten the future of an innocent little girl, Evette's marriage and the very notion of who she thinks she is. (Contemporary Women's Fiction from Raney Day Press)

Restoring Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti -- Alexis set out to restore a fieldstone farmhouse in need of repair. She didn't expect to restore a life in the process. (General Contemporary from Worthy Inspired)

Strings of Faith by Terry Stafford -- Darcy is a classically trained violinist who dreams of playing bluegrass and winning The National Oldtime Fiddle Contest in Weiser, Idaho. When tragedy strikes, Darcy lays her gift aside for her family and faces unimaginable pain and loss, leading to dissension with her husband, disappointing judgment from her church, and anger with God Himself. Can her gift of music survive when her life is turned upside down? (General Contemporary, Independently Published)

Historical:

The Lost Generation by Erica Marie Hogan -- On August 5th 1914, the world changed forever. For John and Beth Young, it meant the happiness they finally achieved was snatched out from under them. For Emma Cote, it meant that her husband Jared would do his duty, despite her feelings. For Christy Simmons it meant an uncertain future with the boy she loved. The lives of six people, spread across the British Empire to America were changed forever. (Historical from Elk Lake Publishing Inc.)

Aboard Providence by Keely Brooke Keith -- When an accident forces Jonah Ashton to serve as a ship's physician, he boards the Providence with the plan to escort a group of families to their new settlement in South America and then return to Pennsylvania to finish medical school before rumors of Southern rebellion erupt into all-out war. What he doesn't count on is getting lost at sea... and Marian Foster. When the settlers finally reach land, Jonah makes a startling discovery that changes everything, but will it change his heart? (Historical from Crossriver Media Group)

Historical Romance:

The Rails to Love Romance Collection by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, Amanda Cabot, Lisa Carter, Ramona K. Cecil, Lynn A. Coleman, Susanne Dietze, Kim Vogel Sawyer, Connie Stevens, and Liz Tolsma -- Journey the Transcontinental Railroad along with nine unlikely couples who encounter all the dangers and disappointments of traveling the rails in the late 1800s. From sight-seeing excursions to transports toward new lives, from orphan trains to circus trains, can romances develop into blazing love in a world of cold, hard steel? (Historical Romance from Barbour Publishing)

Cowboy Christmas Homecoming by Mary Connealy, Ruth Logan Herne, Julie Lessman, and Anna Schmidt -- For widow June Harper, another cold front is about to hit. Most call him Hugh. She'd call him Scrooge, except as the man ensures her needs are met, June can't help but wonder how to meet the needs of his heart. Netty Lewis can take care of herself, has for a while now. And even if Roy, her hired help for the holidays, does take care of her, that doesn't mean he cares for her or that he'll stay past Christmas. Pastor Colton McCabe is not sure he'll make it through the holidays with his new housekeeper. Grace can't seem to do anything right but love. Perhaps being a homekeeper will earn her a permanent residence in his heart. Connie Lancaster is determined to return to St. Louis, and no cowboy can change her mind. But if Isaac can change her heart, maybe Connie will see the homecoming she's been longing for isn't to a place but a person. (Historical Romance from Gilead Publishing)

The Captive Heart by Michelle Griep -- Stranded in a strange land, Eleanor Morgan faces starvation or marriage . . . but who wants to marry a murderer? (Historical Romance from Barbour Publishing)

The Rightful Heir by Angel Moore -- Cowboy Jared Ivy must work with stranger Mary Lou Ellison until a judge comes to town and determines which one of them is the rightful heir to his family's Texas newspaper. Intrepid reporter Mary Lou won't lose the Pine Haven Record--the legacy he left her--without a fight. But when she and Jared stop sparring long enough to investigate a story together, they become a force to be reckoned with. Will they let their battle over the Record get in the way of something even more newsworthy: true love? (Historical Romance from Love Inspired [Harlequin])

Christmas at Stoney Creek by Martha Rogers -- When newspaper reporter Tom Whiteman befriends a homeless man named Joe, Tom decides to bring him home to Stoney Creek, Texas for Christmas. As Tom and his childhood friend Faith Delmont set out to learn the truth about the mysterious old man with the kind, sad eyes, they discover that God's love can turn tragedy and loss to triumph, and that true love comes to those who wait. (Historical Romance from Realms [Charisma Media])

Mystery:

Another Day, Another Dali by Sandra Orchard -- In order to regain her grandmother's favor FBI Special Agent Serena Jones agrees to investigate a missing Salvador Dali painting. But when the evidence points to members of the owner's own household, it becomes clear that Serena won't be winning any popularity contests. Then Serena stumbles upon links to her grandfather's unsolved murder. (Mystery from Revell [A Division of Baker Publishing Group])

Romantic Suspense:

Tangled Webs by Irene Hannon -- After a disastrous Middle East mission ends his six-year Army Ranger career, Finn McGregor needs some downtime in the woods. But when someone threatens his neighbor, publishing executive Dana Lewis, Finn and Dana must work together to discover who wants her to leave her lakeside cabin before it costs both their lives. (Romantic Suspense from Revell [A Division of Baker Publishing Group])

Identity Unknown by Terri Reed -- When a John Doe washes up on the shores of Calico Bay, no one knows who he is—including him. But one thing's instantly clear to deputy sheriff Audrey Martin: the man's marked for murder. And she's the only one who can protect him from the assassins who lurk at every turn. The arrival of a team of men claiming he's Canadian Border Services officer Nathanial Longhorn only further complicates the matter. As his memories slowly start drifting back, Nathanial and Audrey work to uncover who wants him dead and why. If they don't, this Christmas might be their last. (Romantic Suspense from Love Inspired [Harlequin])

Speculative:

A Time to Rise by Nadine Brandes -- What more can you sacrifice than your life? Parvin Blackwater is dead. At least that's what the Council and the world thinks. But her sacrifice tore down part of the Wall long enough to stir up hope and rebellion in the people. Parvin and Solomon must uncover the mysterious clues that Jude left behind in order to destroy the projected Wall once and for all. Meanwhile, the Council schemes to new levels of technology in its attempts to keep the people contained. Can a one-handed Radical and a scarred ex-Enforcer really bring shalom to the world? (Speculative Young Adult from Enclave Publishing)

Unblemished by Sara Ella -- Eliyana can't bear to look at her own reflection. But what if that were only one Reflection—one world? What if another world exists where her blemish could become her strength? (Speculative Young Adult from HarperCollins Christian Publishing)

Beast by Chawna Schroeder -- For as long as Beast can remember, she has lived among her master's dogs. With them she sleeps. With them she eats. With them she fights and struggles to survive. But through hunger and cold she dreams of one day becoming her master's favorite, earning bones with meat and a place beside the fire. When her pack scatters after a surprise raid, Beast must defend herself against slavers, hunting down the loners. They are so strong, and she is only a beast . . . or is she? (Speculative Allegory from Enclave Publishing)

Accelerant by Ronie Kendig -- He'll destroy the world. But he must save it first. As the only able-bodied heir to the Fire Throne, Haegan, Prince of Seultrie must return to the Nine Kingdoms and fight for his people. But there are insidious forces at work. When reality itself falls into question, Haegan struggles to know where to fight, who to trust. Caught between duty to his country and duty to the world, Haegan must see clearly enough to choose the right path to save his devastated world. (Speculative High Fantasy from Enclave Publishing)

Thriller/Suspense:

Death in the Mind's Eye by Rick Acker -- It knows what you're thinking. It knows when you're lying. Does it know how to kill? San Francisco attorney Mike Webster and Dr. Johanna Anderson, a brilliant and beautiful psychologist, must clear Jo's name of a malpractice case before the controversial, technologically-assisted Mind's Eye therapy is seized by a shadowy finance firm and used as a weapon. (Thriller/Suspense from Waterfall Press)

The Warrior's Seal by Ronie Kendig -- A Special Forces team is thrust into a war with the past to save the president after an artifact unleashes a deadly toxin. Special Forces operative Cole "Tox" Russell and his team are tasked in a search-and-rescue--the U.S. president has been kidnapped during a goodwill tour. The mission nosedives when an ancient biblical artifact and a deadly toxin wipe out villages. Tox must stop the terrorists and the toxin to save the president. This is a free e-novella prequel! (Thriller/Suspense from Bethany House [Baker])

Deadly Infiltration by W. Richard Lawrence -- Infiltrators inside the American government are betraying undercover agents while helping sneak weapons of mass destruction across our borders. To keep their work hidden, they are willing to murder anyone who gets in their way. Sara, a brilliant computer expert working for the FBI, finds herself caught in the middle. Sara's young faith in God is gravely tested when she is framed for the murder of an FBI agent, forcing her to go into hiding. Meanwhile, Sara's fiancé Derry lives up to a promise he made to her, and gives up his future to save her and hopefully the country. (Thriller/Suspense from Boarding House Publishing)

Western Historical:

Refining Fire by Carol Cox -- Meet the Arizona Territory Brides. Four strong, independent women--each determined to stand on her own two feet, and not one of them looking for romance. But sometimes love shows up when you least expect it... (Western, Pioneer/Prairie, Independently Published)

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