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FICTION AND NONFICTION

Summer 2017

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DOWN AND DEAD IN DALLAS Spring 2016

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VICKI HINZE

C h ri sti n e B r an ch i s el ated . F in al l y h er si ster , Ca ro l in e B r an ch Easto n , h a s le ft ma de the br ea k fr o m h er ab u siv e ex , M ar tin E ast on , an d r et ur n s to D alla s to Ch r istin e ’s ranchette to hea l. O nly Martin refus es t o le t her go. W ithin tw en ty-fo u r ho u r s, h is thu g s ar e d o in g ev er yth in g th ey can to i nt im id ate C h ri sti n e i nt o r et urning hom e. Christine kn o ws sh e m u st d o so me thin g to ge t h er sis ter th e time a n d s p ace s h e n eed s to h e al— an d sh e co n co cts a p la n: Ope ra tion S witch and B ait. The sisters trade live s a nd C hristine ba its the th u g s in to fo ll o wi ng h er . I t wo r ks! C ar o li n e u n de rgoe s counseling, e ventually d iv o rc es M ar tin , th o u gh h e r efu se s to ac cep t it, an d th e o p er ati o n co n tinu e s… u n til M ar tin sh o ws u p at th e r an ch ette a n d issu es a r et ur n-h o me u lti m atu m. C h r is tin e ’s h ad e n ou g h . Sh e en d s th e op er at io n , r esu m es h er ide ntity and disappears. C h ri sti n e c on ti n ue s w ith th e swi tch , h o pi n g co n fu si on o f tw o C ar o li n es w il l as sist in a clean g eta wa y. O n C h ristm as, C ar o lin e ca lls C h r is tin e. A ch ef fr o m Da ll as is as si sti ng he r. S h e’s i n Ev en , Geo r g ia b u t w ith i n an h o u r leav es for Sa mpson P ark. S h e’ll c all ag ain as so o n a s sh e’s settled . B u t C ar ol i ne do es n ’t ca ll . A n d th re e mo n th s l ater , C h r is tin e r em ai n s u na b le to f in d a ny th in g o n t he m yst er io u s Sam p so n P ar k, o r o n h er s is ter ’s whe re abouts . She m ust tak e the risks of le ading M artin to Eve n to fin d ou t wha t happene d to C a roline. H as sh e es cap e d, o r is sh e to r em ai n D o w n an d D e ad i n D a ll as?

Sometimes to live, ya gotta die. And sometimes dying right takes practice…

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WHY? TITANIC MOMENTS

YVONNE LEHMAN It’s About the People… The Titanic’s story didn’t end when it sank beneath the surface of the ocean April 15, 1912; nor did it end when the last survivor was laid to rest in 1997. These authors’ personal stori es offer a glimpse into some of the reasons for the enduring signi ficance of the great ocean liner and its passengers, and why their stories continue to influence lives today. The 32 stories in WHY? TITANIC MOMENTS are written by: Edward D. Walker, Mary KelloggJoslyn, John Joslyn, Leslie Turner, Lowell Lytle, J. Robert Difulgo, Benjamin Crosby, Garry D. Shutl ak, Frank J. Goldsmith Jr., Sarah Hamilton-Cardy, John Wil liam Clifford, Julie Hedgepeth Wil liams, Penelope Carlevato, John White, Nancy Moser, June Hall McCash, Karen Kamuda, Maggie Mico, G ary Jeanty, Lynn Behr Sanford, Rose M. Rohloff, Charles Pellegrino, Peggy Wirgau, Wade Sisson, Bill Wil lard, Mary Ann Whitley, Dave Brangan, Vicki H. Moss, Yvonne Lehman, Titanic Historical Society.

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Spring 2016


Lorem Ipsum Dolor Spring 2016 FINDING FREEDOM THROUGH SURRENDER

JULIE Finding Freedom Through Surrender is a 30 day devotional featuring surrender issues from Julie Arduini's Surrendering Time contemporary romance series. What makes it unique is it is written by the characters from ENTRUSTED, ENTANGLED, and ENGAGED, as well as from the author.

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The devotionals encourage readers to let go of fear, loss, change, regret, and the future as they surrender the good, the bad, and--maybe one day---the chocolate. For those that enjoyed ENTRUSTED and ENTANG LED, the devotional will be a vi sit with beloved characters while waiting for book 3 in the Surrendering Time series, ENGAGED. If the reader is new to Julie Arduini's writi ng, they will be encouraged to find freedom whi le learning about the characters from her first contemporary romance series. (Note: Available in Kindle Unlimited)

A 30-Day Devotional‌

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THE WEDDING MARCH

TARA RANDEL The Business of Weddings‌

Cypress Pointe, Florida, is a long w ay from LA, where pop singer Cassie Branford needs a hit to prove she' s not a twoalbum wonder. But her case of writer's bl ock could be over when the struggling songwriter meets Luke Hastings at a family weddi ng. The legendary musician walked away from success at the height of his career. Yet Luke is al ready inspi ring Cassie with his dedication to building a permanent communi ty outreach center for troubled teens. Volunteering to help bring music into these kids' lives is also bringing her and Luke closer. Maybe they' re not as different as he thinks‌

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THE CRANBURY TOYMAKER

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MAUREEN LANG

The moment Raina Wingate arrives in Cranbury, she's convi nced God brought her there for a reason. Surely her toymaking talents and aspirations can help her Aunt Esther restore the dilapidated Cranbury Inn! Since Cade Levick's return to heartbreaki ng loss of his wife daughter, he' s worked hard at establ ishing himself as Cranbury's

his small hometown after the and, more recently, his young two things: w oodworking, and very own curmudgeon.

But when Raina discovers Cade was once a toymaker himself, she recruits his unw illing help to make her soft toys the best they can be. Wil l Raina's perpetual good cheer break through the boundary Cade has erected around his life? Or is learning to grieve the only way Raina can understand thi s particul ar town curmudgeon?

God brings us to places for a reason‌

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NECESSARY MEASURES

HANNAH ALEXANDER Things Don’t Always Work Out As Planned… Dr. Grant Sheldon s move to Dogwood Springs is not turning out as he had planned. The ills he thought he d left behind in the big city trouble this otherwise peaceful town, too. Lauren McCaffrey is drawn to Grant and his twins, but she is concerned that her feeli ngs for them confli ct with her commitment to remain single. Just when she feels she must step back, circumstances thrust her even closer. "

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DEADLY MEMORIES

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MARY ALFORD

Amnesia may be keeping Ella Weiss from remembering her past—but not from saving the little boy who's been her fellow prisoner the last seven years. After managing to escape her cell, all she wants is to find where littl e Joseph is being kept. Instead she runs straight into CIA agent Kyle Jennings. Kyle isn't sure if Ella is actual ly a ki dnap victim or if she's working for the gunrunner he's been after. One thing he is certain of is her uncanny resemblance to the wife he thought he'd buried. To save a child's life and stop a terrorist from slipping through hi s fingers, he'll need to uncover the secrets of Ella's past—and whether or not she's really the woman he's never stopped loving.

A Woman Without a Past…

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CHAPEL CAR BRIDE

JUDITH MILLER Intriguing Glimpses into the Past With her penchant for seeing the best i n everyone, Hope Irvine sees a world full of good people in hard places. When her father accepts a position traveling in a chapel car as an on-the-rail missionary, she i s determined to join him in his efforts and put her musical ski lls to good use by serving the mini ng families of West Virginia, saving their souls, and bettering their lives. Luke Hughes shares Hope's love of music and her love of God, but as a poor miner he knows he can offer her no future. Still, the notes she sings resonate in his heart. When she begins to travel with a young mine manager to neighboring counties, Luke can hardly suppress his jealousy. I t isn't until he begins to suspect these missions of mercy might be the mi ne manager's cover for illegal purposes, though, that Luke feels justified in speaking up. But how can he discover the truth without hurting Hope or, worse, putting her in danger?

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A MATTER OF TRUST

SUSAN MAY WARREN

Spring 2016

With her penchant for seeing the best in everyone, Hope Irvine sees a world full of good people in hard places. When her father accepts a position traveli ng in a chapel car as an on-the-rail mi ssionary, she is determined to joi n him in his efforts and put her musical skil ls to good use by serving the mining families of West Virginia, saving their souls, and bettering their lives.

Luke Hughes shares Hope's love of music and her love of God, but as a poor miner he knows he can offer her no future. Still, the notes she sings resonate in his heart. When she begins to travel with a young mine manager to neighboring counties, Luke can hardl y suppress hi s jealousy. It isn't until he begins to suspect these missions of mercy might be the mine manager's cover for illegal purposes, though, that Luke feels justified in speaking up. But how can he discover the truth without hurting Hope or, worse, putting her in danger?

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Weddings and Wasabi

Camy Tang Family Approval? Maybe‌Or Maybe Not‌ After finally graduating with a culinary degree, Jennifer Lim is pressured by her family to work at her control-freak aunty's restaurant. But after a family dispute, Jenn is determined to no longer be a doormat and instead starts her own catering company. Her search for a wine merchant brings Edward Castillo into her life-a tall, dark, handsome biker in form-fitting black leather, who's Hispanic to boot. It would be wonderfully wild to snag a man like that! Shy engineer Edward tentatively tries out his birthday present from his winery-owner uncle--a HarleyDavidson complete with the trimmings. Jennifer seems attracted to the rough, aggressive image, but it isn't his real self. Is she latching onto him just to spite her horrified family? And if this spark between them is real, will showing her the true guy underneath put it out? And what's with the goat in the backyard?

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WILDERNESS REUNION

Spring 2016

ELIZABETH GODDARD

After stumbling on a drug operation, Alice Wilde races through the woods as bullets whiz past, using her skills as a wilderness guide to elude her pursuers. But she doesn't stay safe for long once one of the armed men recognizes her…and starts stalking her. When the sheriff asks her to guide his men and photojournalist Griffin Slater—her ex-boyfriend—to the crime scene, though, she can't refuse. Alice knows Griffin's just there for a story, but after the two of them are separated from the rest of the group, he's the only person who can save her. And with someone willing to do anything to hunt them down, Alice must put aside their past if she wants to survive.

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Our Mission

Spring 2016

Our Mission We are Christians who both read and write Christian fiction. The goal for this blog is to talk about the books we read and about our spiritual journeys. So you’re just as apt to read a review or comments on a book–fiction or non-fiction–as you are to read a devotional or inspiring quote or about daily Christian life in our posts. On the weekends, we post about writing and welcome guest bloggers. It is our hope to build a community where we can interact, discuss matters of importance to us, encourage, share and lift spirits.

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