Bookish Musings, Banter & More
To all my readers – publicist, publisher, author and reader friends this blog has been inactive far too long for my tastes but I am working on getting it back up and running as well as catching up on reading and posting about all the wonderful books in my TBR and recently completed piles.
The Believer by Ann Gabhart
Revell (August 1, 2009)Elizabeth and her younger siblings are left to their own devices when their parents are tragically lost to this world. When she learns of a nearby village that takes in needy children she travels with her brother and sister to Harmony Hill hoping for a fresh start and safety for the family she has become responsible for. The Shaker lifestyle is a huge adjustment for all of them but the hoped for refuge seems to materialize despite the new hardships the children face. However Elizabeth soon meets Ethan and must face the choice of once again leaving the life she has grown accustomed to and which protects her only family to avoid the temptation they both encounter when faced with their not so sibling-like feelings for one another. This story encapsulates many heart rending decisions Elizabeth must make for the best interests of those she cares about. The emotional turmoil she faces in sacrificing her own desires for the greater good threaten her newfound security and stability. (ISBN#9780800733629, 394pp, $13.99)
The Swiss Courier
by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey
Revell (October 1, 2009)
(ISBN#9780800733360, 336pp, $13.99)
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Coming in 2010:
Angel’s Den by Jamie Carie
B&H Books (February 1, 2010)
In 1808, when Emma meets and marries Eric Montclaire (the famed â€œmost handsome man west of the Appalachiansâ€), this young daughter of prominent St. Louis citizens believes a fairy tale has just begun. Instead, her husbandâ€™s angelic looks quickly prove only to mask a monstrous soul all too capable of possessive emotions and physical abuse. Praying for mercy, she is devastated when Eric insists on her joining his yearlong group expedition to the Pacific Ocean, following the trail Lewis and Clark blazed just a few years earlier. By the time cartographer Luke Bowen realizes Emmaâ€™s plight, itâ€™s too late to easily untangle what has become an epic web of lies, theft, murder, courtroom drama, and a deep longing for love. Only God can show them the way out. (ISBN#9780805448146, 320pp, $14.99)
Deliver Us from Evil by Robin Caroll
B&H Books (February 1, 2010)
A beautiful yet tough woman working in a beautiful yet tough setting, Brannon Callahan is a search and rescue helicopter pilot for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Strong faith and a decorated history of service have kept her one step ahead of on-the-job dangers, but thereâ€™s no precedent for whatâ€™s about to happen. After a blizzard takes down a small plane carrying U.S. Marshal Roark Holland (already haunted by a recent tragedy), Brannon must save him in more ways than one and safeguard the donor heart heâ€™s transporting to a government witness on the edge of death. Otherwise the largest child trafficking ring in historyâ€”with shocking links from Thailand to Tennesseeâ€”will slip further away into darkness along the Appalachian Trail. (ISBN#9780805449808, 320pp, $14.99)
Once in a Blue Moon by Leanna Ellis
B&H Books (March 1, 2010)
Bryn Seymour was nine years old when her mother died under mysterious circumstances on the same day Apollo 11 made its historic lunar landing. Forty years laterâ€”divorced, working as an obituary writer, and duly cynicalâ€”she meets Howard, a conspiracy theorist who knew her mom and believes a small Texas town may hold clues to what really fueled her demise. Seeking closure, Bryn goes along for this men-in-black ride. But upon meeting Howardâ€™s son Sam, an outspoken Christian, she canâ€™t decide whose beliefs are more pie-in-the-sky.
The gravity of life has pulled Bryn down for decades. But a perfect love could be her first step to soaring. It only happens once in a blue moon. (ISBN#9780805449884, 320pp, $14.99)
Rooms by James Rubart
B&H Books (April 1, 2010)
On a rainy spring day in Seattle, young software tycoon Micah Taylor receives a cryptic, twenty-five-year-old letter from a great uncle he never knew. It claims a home awaits him on the Oregon coast that will turn his world inside out. Suspecting a prank, Micah arrives at Cannon Beach to discover a stunning brand new nine-thousand square foot house. And after meeting Sarah Sabin at a nearby ice cream shop, he has two reasons to visit the beach every weekend.
When bizarre things start happening in the rooms of the home, Micah suspects they have some connection to his enigmatic new friend, Rick, the town mechanic. But Rick will only say the house is spiritual. This unnerves Micah because his faith slipped away like the tide years ago, and he wants to keep it that way. But as he slowly discovers, the home isnâ€™t just spiritual, itâ€™s a physical manifestation of his soul, which God uses to heal Micahâ€™s darkest wounds and lead him into an astonishing new destiny. (ISBN#9780805448887, 400pp, $14.99)