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<blockquote><b><a href=”http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/daughter-of-joy-kathleen-morgan/1100378090?ean=9781441217257&itm=1″>Daughter of Joy</a> (Brides of Culdee Creek Series #1) by Kathleen Morgan</b>
Love, heartbreak, and triumph lie deep within the wilds of the Colorado highlands.
Abigail Stanton’s whole life was rooted in her faith, a faith she now clings to for survival. After losing her husband and young son, Abby sets out alone, bereft, and heartsick. And when she is led to Conor MacKay’s doorstep, the very foundation of her belief starts to shift.
As the volatile rancher’s new housekeeper, Abby is supposed to keep his affairs–and his capricious little girl–in order. Abby feels anything but order, though, when she and Conor are together. Can love heal the wounds of the past? Or will Abby and Conor risk even greater losses than they have already suffered?
The first in the Brides of Culdee Creek series, Daughter of Joy takes you on a journey of grief, intrigue, and redeeming love in the nineteenth-century Colorado highlands.</blockquote>
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<blockquote><b><a href=”http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/relentless-robin-parrish/1100376513?ean=9781441205575&itm=1″>Relentless</a> by Robin Parrish</b>
Grant Borrows’ life has just taken a drastic left turn. There’s another man in the world wearing his face and living his life. What’s more, the man he sees in the mirror is a stranger.
Somehow, he’s been Shifted — his whole life fundamentally altered, in the space of a single breath. But the changes don’t stop at skin-level. Inexplicably, he’s able to affect objects around him by simply thinking about them. And as he soon learns, he’s become the central figure in a vast web of intrigue that stretches from an underground global conspiracy to a prophecy dating back over seven thousand years, that tells of his coming. Enemies and allies find him at every turn, but one thing they all learn very quickly is that you don’t want to push Grant Borrows too far…
Can destiny be undone?
The players are ready. The game is in motion. And the pace is Relentless.
In the allegorical tradition of Tolkien and Lewis comes a powerful new myth for a new generation.</blockquote>
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<blockquote><b><a href=”http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gods-and-kings-lynn-austin/1103065362?ean=9781441202260&itm=1″>Gods and Kings: A Novel</a> by Lynn Austin</b>
Gods and Kings is the story of King Hezekiah, heir to the throne of King David. When his evil father plots to sacrifice him, Hezekiah’s mother, Abijah, searches frantically for a way to save him. But only two men can help her, and neither of them seems trustworthy. In a time and place engulfed by violence, treachery, and infidelity to Yahweh, Abijah and her son must discover the one true Source of strength if they are to save themselves and their country. Book 1 of Chronicles of the Kings.</blockquote>
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<blockquote><b><a href=”http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ruby-lauraine-snelling/1100375752?ean=9781441203236&itm=1″>Ruby</a> (Dakotah Treasures Series #1) by Lauraine Snelling</b>
A New Dakotah Territory Saga From Bestselling Author Lauraine Snelling!
Book 1 of Dakotah Treasures. Author Lauraine Snelling once again takes readers west to the untamed land of Dakota Territory, introducing new characters both unique and appealing. Ruby Torvald and her young sister, Opal, have received an inheritance from their long-lost father who left home years ago to seek his fortune in the Black Hills. When they leave their comfortable situation in Chicago and arrive at the mining town of Medora to claim their inheritance, the sisters discover that rather than the legacy of gold they expected, their father has left them a shocking bequest. Ruby’s bold determination in the face of scandal leads the reader on a journey both heartwarming and inspiring. </blockquote>
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<blockquote><b><a href=”http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/heart-of-gold-by-lacy-williams/1104909755?ean=2940011441622″>Heart of Gold</a> by Lacy Williams</b>
Wyoming, 1902–Ranch foreman Charlie Welch suspects his boss’s daughter has returned home with purely selfish motives–she wants money.
After being estranged from her father for years, Opal Bright hopes her homecoming will result in both reconciliation and a solution to help the orphanage she sponsors back home in Omaha.
When Charlie and Opal find themselves mixed up with a ragtag group of bandits and trapped in an abandoned gold mine, they must risk everything to survive… including their hearts.</blockquote>
<a href=”http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/to-love-anew-bonnie-leon/1100375583?ean=9781441202734″><img src=”http://img2.imagesbn.com/images/86040000/86040580.JPG” class align=”right”></a>
<blockquote><b><a href=”http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/to-love-anew-bonnie-leon/1100375583?ean=9781441202734″>To Love Anew</a> by Bonnie Leon</b>
A heart-gripping journey toward forgiveness and love
Hannah Talbot has no one. Forced to leave the only home she’s ever known, she works for a cruel employer who brutally takes the one thing she has left–her dignity. When she is banished to an Australian prison, she is certain God has turned his back on her. How could he–or anyone else–ever love her again?
John Bradshaw is a successful businessman, but his untamed spirit wants more. Little does he know what he will have to endure to find the adventure he seeks. Betrayed by those closest to him, he loses everything, even his freedom. There is no returning now. His life is not his own.
Now aboard a ghastly prison ship, John and Hannah are about to cross paths. What will happen when two hearts filled with pain discover how to love anew? This first book in the Sydney Cove series will capture your heart.</blockquote>
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<blockquote><b><a href=”http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/light-of-eidon-karen-hancock/1100376305?ean=9781441204660″>The Light of Eidon</a> (Legends of the Guardian-King Series #1) by Karen Hancock</b>
Book 1 of Legends of the Guardian King which follows the life of Abramm Kalladorne in his turbulent search for truth and self–a search that will transform him from a sickly, head-in-the-clouds youth to a legendary hero of strength and courage. Set in a world of swords and cloaks, of glittering palaces and mystical temples, of galley ships and ancient, mist-bound cities, his journey illustrates how God pursues and how He uses suffering to mold His children into something greater than was ever thought possible. Written by Karen Hancock, the acclaimed author of Arena.</blockquote>
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<blockquote><b><a href=”http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rhythms-of-grace-marilynn-griffith/1103068540?ean=9781441212719″>Rhythms of Grace</a> by Marilynn Griffith</b>
Grace Okoye was a promising young dancer when her career was cut short by a brutal assault that left her scarred for life. Twenty years later, when her past gets in the way of her happiness, she heeds the invitation of her dance instructor and returns home to help hurting children and rediscover the rhythms of grace. What she doesn’t expect is to meet a man who already seems to know her beat. But for all they share in common, the biggest thing in Grace’s life is noticeably absent in his–faith. She’s finally found the love of her life, but can she choose between him and God?
Real, raw emotion and the promise of redemption run through this soulful new book from Marilynn Griffith. </blockquote>
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<blockquote><b><a href=”http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sweet-baklava-debby-mayne/1100089637″>Sweet Baklava</a> by Debby Mayne</b>
After years of looking for a place to belong, Paula Andrews finally finds her niche in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Her soap and candle shop flourishes, and her friendship with the Papadopoulos family gives her the love and support she never got from her own family.
The only thing missing is a romance—or in the grand hopes of the Papadopoulos family, a proper marriage. Preferably with Nick, their favorite son, currently serving in the Air Force. Paula, however, has doubts. After all, he’s been gone a long time and loves flying. Their lives have grown apart. Would he still feel anything for her?
When Nick comes home on leave, sparks fly, and not just with Paula. Nick’s father wants him home, helping with the family sponge-diving business. His mother wants him back in the family, back in church. Nick just wants Paula . . . and the Air Force.
So who’s going to give in first? And what will it mean for their love and future?</blockquote>
<a href=”http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/highland-blessing-jennifer-hudson-taylor/1020339118?ean=9781426715396&itm=2&usri=jennifer+hudson+taylor”><img src=”http://img2.imagesbn.com/images/129850000/129850723.JPG” class align=”right”></a>
<blockquote><b><a href=”http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/highland-blessing-jennifer-hudson-taylor/1020339118?ean=9781426715396&itm=2&usri=jennifer+hudson+taylor”>Highland Blessings</a> by Jennifer Hudson Taylor</b>
Highland Blessings is the story of a highland warrior who kidnaps the daughter of his greatest enemy and clan chief to honor a promise he made to his dying father. Bryce MacPhearson, a highland warrior, kidnaps Akira MacKenzie on her wedding day to honor a promise he made to his dying father. While Akira’s strength in the Lord becomes a witness to Bryce, she struggles to overcome her anger and resentment when he forces her to wed him, hoping to end a half-century-old feud between their clans. While Akira begins to forgive, and Bryce learns to trust, a series of murders leaves a trail of unanswered questions, confusion, and a legacy of hate that once again rises between their families. Clearly, a traitor is in their midst. Now the one man Akira loves no longer trusts her, and her own life is in danger. Can Bryce look beyond his pain and seek the truth? Will Akira discover the threat against her before it’s too late? How will God turn a simple promise into bountiful Highland blessings?</blockquote>
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<blockquote><b><a href=”http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/charlotte-figg-takes-over-paradise-joyce-magnin/1100052252?ean=9781426713682″>Charlotte Figg Takes Over Paradise</a> (Bright’s Pond Series) by Joyce Magnin</b>
Newly widowed Charlotte Figg purchases a double-wide trailer sight unseen and moves to the Paradise Trailer Park with her dog, Lucky. Unfortunately, neither the trailer nor Paradise are what Charlotte expected. Her trailer is a ramshackle old place in need of major repair, and the people of Paradise are harboring more secrets than Bayer has aspirin. Charlotte’s new friend Rose Tattoo learns that Charlotte played softball and convinces her to rally the women of Paradise into a team. Reluctant at first, Charlotte warms to the notion and is soon coaching the Paradise Angels. Meanwhile, Charlotte discovers that the manager of Paradise, Fergus Wrinkel, abuses his wife, Suzy. Charlotte sets out to find a way to save Suzy from Fergus and in the process comes to a difficult realization about her own painful marriage.</blockquote>
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<blockquote><b><a href=”http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/scream-mike-dellosso/1014457996?ean=9781599797984″>Scream</a> by Mike Dellosso</b>
While talking to his friend on the phone, Mark Stone is startled by a cacophony of otherworldly screams. Seconds later, a tragic accident claims his friend’s life. When this happens several more times—screams followed by an untimely death—he is compelled to act.
Battling his failure as a husband and struggling with his own damaged faith, Mark embarks on a mission to find the meaning behind the screams and hopefully stop death from calling on its next victim. When his estranged wife is kidnapped and he again hears the screams as she calls from her cell phone, his search becomes much more personal and much more urgent.</blockquote>
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<blockquote><b><a href=”http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/prayers-of-agnes-sparrow-joyce-magnin/1100047279?ean=9781426713736″>The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow</a> (Bright’s Pond Series) by Joyce Magnin</b>
The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow is the story of an unusual woman, Agnes Sparrow. No longer able or willing to leave her home, where she is cared for by her long-suffering sister Griselda, Agnes has committed her life to the one thing she can do-besides eat. Agnes Sparrow prays and when Agnes prays things happen, including major miracles of the cancer, ulcer-healing variety along with various minor miracles not the least of which is the recovery of lost objects and a prize-winning pumpkin.
The rural residents of Bright’s Pond are so enamored with Agnes they plan to have a sign erected on the interstate that reads, “Welcome to Bright’s Pond, Home of Agnes Sparrow.” This is something Agnes doesn’t want and sends Griselda to fight city hall. Griselda’s petitions are shot down and the sign plans press forward until a stranger comes to town looking for his miracle from Agnes. The truth of Agnes’s odd motivation comes out when the town reels after the murder of a beloved community member. How could Agnes allow such evil in their midst? Didn’t she know? Well, the prayers of Agnes Sparrow have more to do with Agnes than God. Agnes has been praying to atone for a sin committed when she was a child. After some tense days, the townsfolk, Griselda, and Agnes decide they all need to find their way back to the true source of the miracles-God.</blockquote>
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<blockquote><b><a href=”http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/they-almost-always-come-home-cynthia-ruchti/1100082059?ean=9781426715433&itm=1&usri=cynthia+ruchti”>They Almost Always Come Home</a> by Cynthia Ruchti</b>
When Libby’s husband Greg fails to return from a two-week canoe trip to the Canadian wilderness, the authorities soon write off his disappearance as an unhappy husband’s escape from an empty marriage and unrewarding career. Their marriage might have survived if their daughter Lacey hadn’t died . . . and if Greg hadn’t been responsible. Libby enlists the aid of her wilderness savvy father-in-law and her faith-walking best friend to help her search for clues to her husband’s disappearance . . . if for no other reason than to free her to move on. What the trio discovers in the search upends Libby’s presumptions about her husband and rearranges her faith.</blockquote>
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