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Welcome to the Christians Read Authors’ Book Releases Winter 2020 Edition! At Christians Read, a group of authors and reviewers write and publish articles daily, Monday through Friday, about Christian fiction and nonfiction books, about walking in faith in daily life, about the challenges encountered and constructively overcoming them.

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Winter 2020 EVERY BOOK IS AN ADVENTURE

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Vicki Hinze

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Blood Strangers Behind Closed Doors: Family Secrets Series December 9th Amazon In this heart-wrenching suspense, Gabby Blake, the estranged daughter of a single-parent father who has always kept his distance, is summoned. Her father has had a stroke and he insists Gabby help him by doing work that will cost her not only her job but her life. Yet she cannot refuse. She’s craved her father’s approval, longed to just once feel that she isn’t alone in the world and unloved. Maybe through this work they can finally bond. Her hope is short-lived. Her father is murdered . . . and Gabby is advised to vanish. No one can protect her. Disappearing is critical to her staying alive and avoiding assassination. Aided by an online friend, Gabby disappears and starts a new life. An unknown past rips open old wounds and family secrets that cut deeper than she believed possible—and unleashes a new betrayal from the one man in the world she had dared to trust with her life and her heart. Even betrayed, they must continue to discover, reveal and accept secrets. They must untangle the past from the present to shield themselves from the wrath of ruthless, powerful people with secrets of their own. People determined to inflict twisted revenge and then to kill them, knowing they are Blood Strangers.


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Tara Randel

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Always the One Meet Me At The Altar, Book 4

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She’s the love of his life… but is he still hers? FBI agent Derrick Matthews has finally found his childhood sweetheart and the love of his life—but she isn’t exactly happy about it! Years ago, Hannah Rawlings disappeared overnight when her family went on the run, and she blames Derrick. She tells him she’s moved on and he should, too, but Derrick fears Hannah’s still in danger. He vows to protect her—even if that means betraying her trust…again. Meet Me at the Altar series The Lawman’s Secret Vow His Honor, Her Family Trusting Her Heart Always the One From Harlequin Heartwarming: Wholesome stories of love, compassion and belonging.

She’s the love of his life… but is he still hers?

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Nancy J. Ferrier

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Matching Points Driftwood Cove Series, Book 1

Amazon She doesn't hold his past against him‌can he forgive hers?

Fresh out of prison, Asia Jessup wishes she could change her past and maybe her future. She has no family and no one to turn to, except for a newfound faith. She returns to the town where she spent a couple of idyllic summers to find family she didn't know she had. Her devastating secret won't bring a joyful reunion. Will it destroy her last hope? Ian Kittridge has his own thriving restaurant, is a respected business owner, and is active in his community. Thanks to a teenage Asia's empathy one summer he'd been pulled back from the brink of ruining his life and ending up like his father-a murderer. He is working hard to eradicate the past and rise above the murmurs of "like father, like son." When Ian runs into Asia he can't believe she's returned to their coastal California town. Although he's eager to reconnect, he isn't looking for a serious relationship-he can't take the chance of becoming his father. Asia can't get close to Ian because of her shameful past and the sins of her mother and father. As Asia's secrets quake the family she hoped to find, can she and Ian find their way through the storm, find a peaceful resolution, and look toward the future? 

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Hannah Alexander

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Note of Peril (Hideaway)

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A Secret Admirer … The unusual gift arrives after country singer Grace Brennan's show in Branson—a music box with an anonymous note. Only Grace recognizes the message’s implied threat. Someone has discovered the Hideaway native's past indiscretion--and intends to jeopardize her present success. With a Secret Agenda . . . Her director's mysterious death leaves Grace free-falling--into the arms of costar Michael Gold. Michael is supportive as Grace resists pressure to betray her Christian values. But with danger looming, she realizes that trusting anyone--even the man she secretly loves--makes her vulnerable. With a stalker closing in, can Michael convince Grace that going solo could lead to a greater danger?


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Kristin Billerbeck

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Room at the Top Pacific Avenue Series

Amazon A funny and romantic new series that celebrates family and sisterhood, even when the relationship seems impossible.Sophia Campelli likes the structure of her predictable life in a rundown Victorian house in the San Francisco neighborhood of North Beach. She’s always told herself her father can keep his wealth and his acknowledgement of her and her twin sister. She’s surrounded by her noisy but lovable Italian family, and that’s all she needs.When she and Gia receive the news their fraternal grandfather has left them something in his will, they meet their three half-sisters for the first time—and receive the astounding news of a massive inheritance. But Sophia can’t celebrate yet, not when she and her sisters hear the conditions attached to the money. The “real” daughters loathe Sophia and Gia on sight—and the feeling is mutual. But they have to work together if any of them hope to inherit the obscene amount of money left to them. They must live together and restore the large mansion in Pacific Heights for an entire year. Otherwise the entire estate will go to charity.Gia tries to convince Sophia they have to walk away, but Sophia isn’t so sure. For once, their mother might get a chance to rest instead of working every minute. She could help a lot of families in her job as a social worker too. It’s tempting. And once she catches sight of Joel Edgerton, she can’t resist the temptation to get involved in her unwanted family.The path to happily-ever-after is fraught with missteps and the treacherous waters of sisterly undercurrents. Can Sophia persevere when everyone seems to be against her, even her own twin?
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Julie Arduini

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You’re Brilliant Surrendering Stinkin’ Thinkin’ Series

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Amazing things happen when a group of high school students and women discover they are more than competent. Bethany’s not excited to start high school in a new community where she doesn’t know anyone. She quickly befriends KJ, a popular sophomore, and it looks like the transition will go well until Bethany discovers KJ’s boyfriend is a bully. With a strong sense of justice, Bethany challenges Brent Sullivan, and he’s determined to make her suffer. Cheri takes on an additional job in a school to help pay for Sabrina’s wedding. It’s a different atmosphere than at the church where she feels more comfortable as the pastor’s wife and mentor with the Linked ministry. After several mishaps, Cheri feels like she’s found an assignment where she can make a difference until a teacher belittles her work. Can Bethany and Cheri resist the lies about their competency and hold on to the fact they’re brilliant? The final book in the Surrendering Stinkin’ Thinkin’ series for tweens, teens, and women of all ages by mother and daughter authors Julie Arduini and Hannah Arduini.


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James R. Coggins

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Living for God in a Pagan Society

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North American Christians are living in a society that is increasingly nonChristian and sometimes even anti-Christian. Accustomed to living in an at least nominally Christian society, many North American Christians are unprepared for the new reality. Where can they find a model for how to live for God in a God-defying culture? This book argues that the early chapters of the Bible book called Daniel offer just such a model. Living at a time when the people of God had suffered a crushing and shocking defeat at the hands of the pagan Babylonians, Daniel and his friends were immersed in a society where the state, the education system, the culture and religion were all thoroughly pagan. In this situation, Daniel and his friends committed themselves to a course of action that North American Christians can use as a pattern to guide their own lives. The book consists of an introduction and ten chapters. It concludes with study questions on each chapter and then a statement of commitment, which summarizes the teaching of the book and which the reader is invited to sign as an indication that he/she is committed to putting into practice the lessons of the book. 

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Bridget A. Thomas

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Giving God Your Whole Heart The Path to True Fulfillment

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Our lives should be satisfying. Yet too often we feel empty inside, as though we are just a spectator watching our own lives pass us by.

In Giving God Your Whole Heart, Bridget A. Thomas shows us how to discover the contentment we all long for. She shares stories from her own journey, as well as Biblical insight, to help us live a life of peace and joy.

Once you decide to stop going through the motions and to start living, your life will be transformed. This book will help you see positive changes in every area of your life and finally find true fulfillment. Are you ready? 

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Kathy Carmichael

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It Happened One Christmas A Sweet and Clean Romantic Comedy

Amazon

Billionaire CEO Nat Danvers has good looks, money, power, prestige— everything—except the one thing he really needs. But only in the loneliest corners of his frozen heart is he aware something is missing. Christmas Eve arrives to find Nat alone in his penthouse office, filling out layoff notices while his employees unknowingly celebrate at the office holiday party. In breezes the most incredibly beautiful woman he's ever seen. Daphne, part angel, part human, has been sent by the Angelic Council to teach Nat some tough lessons in the hope his hardened heart will melt. She has only one night in which to help him. With the clock ticking before he must go, can love find a way to touch them both? 


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Yvonne Lehman

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Crashing Into Love

Amazon

Three people are busy with Christmas preparations—until a car crash brings them together and changes their lives forever. Jacob Delaney finds solace jogging around curves and along nature trails in the western North Carolina mountains until he’s stuck … with no place to run. Jenny Jameson, unwilling to participate in a Christmas Wish Toy Drive, finds her resolve crumbling when she fears a hungry child will go without Christmas.  For Holly Swansen, surviving a near-fatal accident is the least of her concerns. Her life is blanketed by the darkness of scandal that takes from her any hope of a Merry Christmas.

Written for the General Market (G) (I): Contains little or no sexual dialogue or situations or strong language. May also contain content of an inspirational nature. 


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Nora St. Laurent

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NORA ST. LAURENT Resident Reviewer

COO of The Book Club Network Inc., Nora St. Laurent writes author interviews, reviews, about book signings and TBCN giveaways on The Book Club Network blog, http:// www.psalm516.blogspot.com. She  also creates author interviews and reviews for Book Fun Magazine.   Energetic and infused with a love for reading, Nora  has run book clubs with more than 100 members. Additionally, she wrote monthly Book Club articles featuring book club leaders and authors’ experiences at book clubs. She also handled Book Review Program for ACFW—American Christian Fiction Writers. Nora shares her reviews with Christians Read regularly, and we are blessed to benefit from her honed insights and the sharing of her work with us and our readers.

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2020 Winter Edition, Recent, New and Upcoming Releases, Christians Read, c2020

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Christians Read Books 2020 Winter Edition  

Books by the incredible Christians Read authors, who publish daily articles about the joys and challenges of walking in faith, books and rev...

Christians Read Books 2020 Winter Edition  

Books by the incredible Christians Read authors, who publish daily articles about the joys and challenges of walking in faith, books and rev...

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