Grab These Fun Reads For Back To School
THE QUILTING CIRCLE
Historical Romance Series
By Mary Davis
THE WIDOW’S PLIGHT (Book1) – Will a secret clouding a single mother’s past cost Lily her loved ones?
THE DAUGHTER’S PREDICAMENT (Book2) *SELAH & WRMA Finalist* – As Isabelle’s romance prospects turn in her favor, a family scandal derails her dreams.
THE DAMSEL’S INTENT (Book3) *SELAH Winner* – Nicole heads down the mountain to fetch herself a husband. Can she learn to be enough of a lady to snag the handsome rancher?
THE DÉBUTANTE’S SECRET (Book4) – Complications arise when a fancy French lady steps off the train and into Deputy Montana’s arms.
THE LADY’S MISSION (Book5) *2023 SELAH Finalist* – Will Cordelia abandon her calling for love?
BRIDE BY BLACKMAIL
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.
LOVE’S A MYSTERY IN CROOKSVILLE, OHIO
By Johnnie Alexander and et al.
Two Novellas in One! When Polly Matthews and her brother opened their own detective agency in 1938, she expected to be an equal partner, not a secretary. So when they receive an assignment from the owner of a pottery manufacturing company, Polly jumps into action. Jasper Kane is determined to find out who’s stealing his designs. He’s surprised to find that the beautiful, intriguing new office clerk is actually the undercover detective he hired. Thrown together by chance, can they catch the culprit and shape a new life together?
TITANIC: LEGACY OF BETRAYAL
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.”
HUNT FOR A HOMETOWN KILLER
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 SUMMER AT THOUSAND ISLAND HOUSE
By Susan G Mathis
Part-nanny, part entertainer, Addison Bell spends her summer at the renowned Thousand Island House on Staple’s Island. Addi thrives in her work, attracting the attention of recreation pavilion’s manager, Liam Donovan, as well as the handsome Navy Officer Lt. Worthington, a lighthouse inspector, hotel patron, and single father of mischievous little Jimmy. But when Jimmy goes missing, Addi finds both her job and her reputation in danger. How can she calm the churning waters of Liam, Lt. Worthington, and the President, clear her name, and avoid becoming the scorn of the Thousand Islands community?
THE MARSHAL NEXT DOOR
By Vickie McDonough
In hopes of making his twin sisters more genteel, Marshal Justin Yates asks his neighbor, Marta, for help. At first, Marta is stunned, but then she realizes the motherless teens could benefit from learning to cook and sew better. When Justin’s deputy claims he’s seen Justin’s twin sisters snooping around businesses where there have been recent thefts, Justin can’t believe his sisters might be involved, but when evidence is found in his house, will he have to arrest the twins at Christmastime? To make matters worse, he is starting to fall for his deputy's sister. He can only imagine what the man will say about that.
By Janalyn Voigt
Hills of Nevermore: A young widow hides a secret from the Irish preacher helping her survive.
Cheyenne Sunrise: Can a woman with no faith in men trust the half-Cheyenne guide determined to protect her?
Stagecoach to Liberty: A young woman decides whether to rely on a mysterious stranger.
The Forever Sky: Can a young widow with no faith in love reconcile with the man who broke her heart?
The Promise Tree: A preacher’s daughter shouldn't encourage a troublemaker, despite her secret promise.
The Whispering Wind: Phoebe can have her pick of suitors but never the man she wants.
BERTL'S BOUNTY HUNTER
By Linda Shenton Matchett
Beryl Atherton has lived on the London streets since childhood. Jailed for stealing, she sees a newspaper ad for an American mail-order bride agency. All is not as it seems, and moments after landing in Boston, she must run for her life. Will life be no different in the New World? Bounty hunter Lucas Wolf needs one more case before he can hang up his gun and purchase a ranch. While on the Boston docks, he witnesses a woman fleeing from the man he’s been tailing. Saving her risks his job. Not saving her risks his heart.
By Naomi Craig
Buried between layers of genealogy, an obscure biblical passage comes to life in Naomi Craig’s lively tale, She’erah’s Legacy. I really enjoyed the characters. She’erah is a strong-minded dreamer, an architect in ancient times. She’s also the granddaughter of Joseph (yes, that Joseph) and the daughter of his half-Egyptian son Ephraim. Her personality and goals push tradition, bringing conflict with family and those she works with, causing surprising twists throughout the story. Deeply researched, yet imaginative and engaging, fans of Connilyn Cossette, Mesu Andrews, and Tessa Afshar should enjoy She’erah’s Legacy. ~Dana McNeely Author of Rain and Whirlwind