Sunday, April 30, 2023

BOOK DAY April 2023

April Showers are a Great Time to Snuggle Up

With One of These Heartwarming Reads




Heroines of WWII series

2023 SELAH Award Finalist!

By Mary Davis

A WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) embarks on an unsanctioned mission to rescue three US soldiers held captive in Cuba. Margaret “Peggy” Witherspoon is a thirty-four-year-old widow, mother of two, flying for the WASP. When her new supervisor, Army Air Corp Major Howie Berg, gives her an order she can’t follow, sparks fly. In the course of her duties, Peggy learns of US soldiers being held captive in Cuba. She undertakes a daring rescue mission. She will need all her WASP skills to succeed and come out of this alive while trying not to ignite an international incident.




By Debbie Lynne Costello

A broken heart, controlling father, and intrusive Scot leave Charlotte reeling. Accused of stealing an heirloom pin, she must choose between an unwanted marriage and the ruin of her family name. With her and her sister’s futures at stake, Charlotte must navigate through injustice to find forgiveness and true happiness. Eager to find the traitor who caused the death of his brother, Duncan comes to America attempting to fit into Charleston society. But when the headstrong Charlotte catches his eye, Duncan acquires a second mission—winning the lass's hand. After several spurnings, he uses unconventional ways of winning her heart.



Contemporary Romance

By Nancy J. Farrier

Calyn Barwood has been sequestered in her home for most of her life. After her brother’s death, she is free to do as she wants, but being in the world is outside her norm. Gavin Wright connected with Calyn one moonless night nine years ago and shared a kiss he hasn’t forgotten. Calyn is drawn to Gavin at worship practice. She remembers that long-ago kiss and wishes it could have been with him. When her parents push her to move back east, will that ruin any chance she and Gavin have to be together?

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by Sherri Stewart

Was she her sister’s keeper? Leah was all the family Brynn Kingston had left, and she’d made that promise to her mother before she passed away to take care of her little sister. But when she learned Leah was engaged to a man she’d met online—a man who probably didn’t exist at least in the form he presented online—Brynn knew she had to expose the scammer before her sister’s small nest egg was gone. But then she met him face-to-face. Best-laid plans.




By Vickie McDonough

Gambler Gabe Coulter is confronted by a drunken cowboy who wants his money back. Gabe refuses and a gunfight ensues. The dying man tells Gabe the money was for his wife and son. Though the shooting was self-defense, Gabe wrestles with guilt. The only way he knows to get rid of it is to return the money he fairly won to the man’s widow. Lara Talbot sees Gabe as a derelict like her husband and refuses his help. But as she struggles to feed her family, she wonders if God might have sent him to help.




By Mary Dodge Allen

2022 Christian Indie Award Winner, First Place – Mystery Suspense

2022 Angel Award Winner – Mystery Suspense

While Roxy is working her mail route, a sinkhole opens up, uncovering the car used in her husband’s murder, years earlier. Roxy turns amateur sleuth, using her photographic memory to piece together clues, and her relationship with the town’s handsome detective grows close. When the killer takes Roxy captive, she must use her wits to survive.




A Time-Slip Novel

By Kathleen E. Kovach, et al.

A secret. A key. Much was buried on the Titanic, but now it's time for resurrection. Follow two intertwining stories a century apart. 1912 - Matriarch Olive Stanford protects a secret after boarding the Titanic that must go to her grave. 2012 - Portland real estate agent Ember Keaton-Jones receives the key that will unlock the mystery of her past... and her distrusting heart. Review: “I told my wife to move this book to the top of her reading list... This titanic story is more interesting than the one told in the Titanic movie... She will absolutely love it.”




Mail Order Brides Book 17

By Kimberly Grist

A marriage made in Heaven between a bootlegger’s daughter and a hard-hearted sheriff go together like moonshine and bad decisions. A hopeless romantic, Abilene is on the run again, dreaming of her happily ever after- an understanding husband, a house in the country, and peace. Sheriff Mark Joseph believes that love only leads to heartache and is not worth the risk. The last thing he needs is a wife. Long work hours with a healthy dose of danger are the best antidote to a broken heart. Will Abilene find a way to penetrate the barriers of the sheriff’s heart?




By Terrie Todd

“What a great emotionally charged novel with compelling characters and an intriguing plot. I am so glad I found this one!” (Amazon review). Maggie Marshall runs her war-time diner with the help of pregnant, unwed girls. When her abusive husband is killed in action, no one could be more relieved than Maggie. Charlotte Penfield, seventeen, pregnant, and exiled by her wealthy parents to work for Maggie, runs away. When Maggie seeks Rev. Reuben Fennel’s help in locating a run-away pregnant girl, Reuben embarks on a cross-country chase though it may cost him his job and reputation.




By Naomi Musch

Métis hunter Bemidii Marchal’s thoughts of courting a maiden at the Great Rendezvous are cut short when he kills an important merchant’s son in self-defense and flees to an island fort on Lake Superior. There he encounters Camilla Bonnet, a French-Canadian beauty reeling from recent tragedy. Left alone and carrying burdens of her own, she fears Bemidii but is forced to trust him. Their uneasy friendship soon leads to stronger feelings. But as the hunter becomes the hunted, Bemidii’s secret is exposed. Now the secret he hides might turn Camilla’s heart away—and demand his life.




Book 2 of the Destiny Series

By Catherine Ulrich Brakefield

A death-bed promise, a dashing Rough Rider, the parable of the Sower take on unimaginable consequences. A disgruntled in-law and a vindictive lawyer place the McConnell clan in the clutches of life’s tangled web of deception and greed. As Collina fights to keep her promise, the words of Esther 8:6 ring in her thoughts. “How can I endure to see the evil that will come to my people?” “Destiny’s Whirlwind by Catherine Brakefield is a beautiful inspirational love story that will reel you in and win your heart…The story is beautifully written and filled with triumph and heartbreak. I couldn’t put it down…” LS




By Linda Shenton Matchett

According to the OSS training manual, life expectancy of a radio operator in Nazi-occupied France is six weeks. Partnered with one of the agency’s top spies, Gerard Lucas, newly-minted agent Emily Strealer plans to beat those odds. Then their cover is blown and all bets are off. The border to neutral Switzerland is three hundred miles away—a long way to run with SS soldiers on their heels. Will Emily and Gerard survive the journey unscathed? And what about their hearts? Nothing in the manual prepared them for falling in love.




By Janalyn Voigt

Phoebe can have her pick of suitors but never the man she wants. Fancy parties hold little appeal for Phoebe Walsh. She would rather gallop across the open range with the wind in her hair. Ma seems determined to save her from becoming a spinster, though. Several years have passed since Will Canfield stole a kiss and her heart. If Uncle Con would stop throwing them together, getting over Will might be easier. Unwilling to risk another heartbreak, Will encourages Phoebe to marry someone else. If only the idea didn’t set his teeth on edge.

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  1. Congratulations on these beautiful books! I hope to read more of these!

    1. Thanks so much Connie. I didn't realize there were comments on our book day posts or I'd have replied sooner.

  2. Wow! Looks like some great suggestions. Thank you.