Saturday, December 30, 2023

DECEMBER BOOK DAY


START OFF THE NEW YEAR

WITH A GOOD BOOK


 

THE QUILTING CIRCLE SERIES Boxed Set

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 D√ČBUTANTE’S SECRET (Book4) – Complications arise when a fancy French lady steps off the train and into Deputy Montana’s arms.


 

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?

  

ABOUNDING HOPE

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.

 

 

LOVE’S A MYSTERY IN CROOKSVILLE, OHIO

By Johnnie Alexander, 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?

 

 

FRANCINE’S FOIBLES

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?

 

 

LILLY’S PROMISE

By Terrie Todd

WINNER of the Word Guild’s Best Fiction Book Award! Orphaned as a toddler in 1922, Lilly Sampson pursues a nursing career in hopes that it will redeem the shameful crime of arson she committed as a child. When her self-sabotaging choices only build the ash heap higher, will she find the love she desperately seeks? In 2019, while unraveling a mysterious link in her ancestry, Diana DeWitt is at a crossroads as she tries to help a teenager in crisis. Will the truth she uncovers about her grandmother, Lilly, inspire her to let go of her fear and rise to the occasion?

 

 

APPALACHIAN SONG

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.

  

 

Discover Montana Gold!

By Janalyn Voigt

Hills of Nevermore: A young widow hides her shameful secret from a blue-eyed circuit preacher.

Cheyenne Sunrise: A disillusioned young woman is forced to entrust herself to a half-Cheyenne guide.

Stagecoach to Liberty: To escape captivity, a young woman must trust 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 knows she shouldn't encourage a troublemaker, no matter she promised him.

The Whispering Wind: Phoebe can have her pick of suitors but never the man she wants.

 

 

SAUTEE SHADOWS

Book One of The Georgia Gold Series

By Denise Weimer

Jack Randall's Savannah shipping family follows the example of other coastal elite by building a summer home in Habersham County's foothills. Jack purchases a hotel in Clarkesville, where he meets an unexpected competitor—young, lovely, and spirited Mahala Franklin. Mahala helps her grandmother manage The Franklin Hotel. Orphaned daughter of a man murdered for his gold and a Cherokee mother, Mahala has focused on unraveling the clues left to her in her father's strongbox and wondering if his murderer is still living in the same town. Separated by age and class boundaries, Mahala and Jack refuse to acknowledge their attraction.

 

 

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.

 

 

APRON STRINGS

By Naomi Musch, et al.

One cookbook connects them all… A string of heartfelt inspirational stories, featuring different women throughout the decades from 1920 to 2020. A new title releases each month Jan-Nov. First, you’ll meet Polly in 1920, who opens a tea house to mend her wounded heart; then 1930s Nellie, who uses her gift for blarney to snatch a cooking job she isn’t qualified for; followed by WWII Priscilla, who hopes to save the family farm; 1950s Beatrice who yearns for marriage; and then the other women into whose hands Mrs. Canfield’s Cookery Book lands.

Books 1-4 are available for pre-order today!

 

 

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.”

 

 

WILTED DANDELIONS

By Catherine Ulrich Brakefield

Rachael is ready to leave her luxurious life in Buffalo, New York, to share the gospel with the Native Americans in the Oregon territory. However, the missionary alliance requires their missionaries to be married. Rachael agrees to a marriage of convenience with a man she hardly knows and learns God doesn’t create coincidences—He designs possibilities. “I loved this quote… ‘I’m still such a babe in Christ. Will I ever stop seeking my desires and reasoning it is God’s will that I satisfy my own whims?’ Can you relate?” Grandaddy A.

 


THE OUTLAW NEXT DOOR

Vickie McDonough

A reformed outlaw has finally met the woman of his dreams. Regina Ross is the perfect woman: pretty, sweet, and kind-hearted. She's far too good for the likes of Dane McDermott, but Dane can't help being attracted to her. Despite his past, he begins to hope for a future with Regina, but when his former gang shows up and kidnaps her, will it ruin his chance for love with the preacher’s daughter?

https://www.amazon.com/Outlaw-Next-1880s-Christmas-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B0CDBPPCWDx


1 comment:

  1. Happy New Year to all of the contributors to this blog, which is such a blessing to me. Praying your books fly off into the hands of avid readers....

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