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MRS. WITHERSPOON GOES TO WAR
(Heroines of WWII series)
2023 SELAH Award 3rd Place Winner!
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.
BRIDE BY BEGUILEMENT
By Debbie Lynne Costello
Kirsten father’s last will and testament stipulates that she must either marry, lead the plantation into a first year profit, or forfeit it to her uncle. Thefts are hurting the profit and marriage is proving no easy option. Every suitor seems more enamored with the land than with her. Silas’s last year at veterinary school ends abruptly when he is called home to care for his young orphaned sisters. Troubles compound when he finds an insurmountable lien on the family home and an unscrupulous banker is calling in the loan. How will the two overcome pride and distrust to find real happiness?
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?
By Terrie Todd
One Secret. Three Sisters. One Impossible Promise.
One longs with all her heart to know the truth.
One wants the truth to go away.
And one is desperate to keep the truth hidden forever.
By Michelle Shocklee
Bertie Jenkins has spent forty years serving as a midwife for her community in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Out of all the mothers she’s tended, none affects her more than the young teenager who shows up on her doorstep, injured, afraid, and expecting, one warm June day in 1943. As Bertie and her four sisters tenderly nurture Songbird back to health, the bond between the childless midwife and the motherless teen grows strong. But soon Songbird is forced to make a heartbreaking decision that will tear this little family apart.
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.
By Linda Shenton Matchett
World War II is over, and America is extra grateful as Thanksgiving approaches. But Francine’s life hasn’t changed. Despite working at Fort Meade processing the paperwork for the men returning home, she’s still lonely and very single. Is she destined for spinsterhood? Glad his parents anglicized the family surname after emigrating to the United States, first-generation German-American Ray Fisher has done all he can to hide his heritage. He’s made it through this second “war to end all wars,” but what American woman would want to marry into a German family? Must he leave the country to find wedded bliss?
FOR SUCH A MOMENT
By Marie Wells Coutu
Revealing her secret could save lives … or change hers forever. Queen Esther’s story re-imagined in a contemporary setting. Ellen, having lived in America since age ten, has kept aspects of her childhood secret. When her cousin Manuel, whom she hasn’t seen for twenty years, becomes one of her CEO husband’s managers, Ellen fears her past will be revealed. The company buys a banana plantation in her native country, and Manuel informs her that illegal pesticides have poisoned the water. People are dying, but who’s to blame for the cover-up? “It pulls you into the story and won't let go.”
THE VOYAGEURS DUOLOGY
By Naomi Musch
Mist O’er the Voyageur: Brigitte Marchal would rather flee Montreal than marry her cruel suitor, but her disguise as a voyageur doesn’t hide her long. Crossing the Great Lakes at the questionable mercy of swarthy protector René Dufour, Brigitte struggles with faith, mysticism, and who to trust in the rugged, unfamiliar country. Song for the Hunter: When Métis hunter Bemidii Marchal kills a merchant’s son in self-defense, he flees to an island fort on Lake Superior. There he encounters Camilla Bonnet, a French-Canadian beauty. Feelings grow between them, until Bemidii’s secret is exposed. Now the truth threatens to steal Camilla’s love—and demand Bemidii’s life.
By Cindy Kay Stewart
It’s late August, 1939, and the Nazis are threatening Poland. American teacher Irena Simmons will let nothing interfere with her work, especially her former classmate Jonathan Huntwell, who surprises her in Lvov and insists she leave with him before the war starts. The Gestapo agent Irena successfully evaded in Germany finds her and tries to take the little German boys she whisked to safety the year before. After the Germans invade, the rising danger threatens everything Irena holds dear, and Jonathan is too far away to help. She must find a way to escape with the children before it’s too late.
By Edwina Kiernan
England, 1848. A restless clergyman’s daughter meets a forward-thinking doctor who’s on the run to save his life. Little do they know the attraction growing between them will plunge them both into even worse danger — with devastating consequences. A gripping, faith-filled tale of love, trust, and secrets, by award-winning author Edwina Kiernan.
AND THEIR NUMBERS GREW
By Naomi Craig, et al.
Four lives. Four destinies. One gospel. Rumors of the risen Christ spread through Jerusalem like a wildfire. Stephen’s brutal stoning accelerates the persecution and sends the faithful fleeing the city. The Kingdom of God spreads to Damascus, Joppa, Caesarea, Antioch, and Tarsus through the testimonies of Ananias, Tabitha, and Barnabas. While an outraged Saul sets out for Damascus to arrest them all, the followers press on fervently, with the help of the Holy Spirit—though it may cost them their lives. Four disciples whose lives are intertwined, told in four novellas, chronicling the birth pains of the early church
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.”