Friday, November 20, 2009

Though Waters Roar
by Lynn Austin

Bethany House Publishers

Harriet Sherwood comes from a long line of women who have fought for social justice. Her great-grandmother helped escaped slaves flee to Canada, her grandmother fought against the evils of alcohol, and her mother joined the suffrage fight. But when twenty-year-old Harriet decides to follow in their footsteps she never expects her efforts to land her in jail. Languishing in her cell, Harriet has plenty of time to sift through memories of the three women who have preceded her, and take a closer look at her own life. The novel's events take place during the life span of the women's suffrage movement in the United States, beginning in 1848 with the first Women's Rights Convention, and ending in 1920 when women voted in a presidential election for the first time.

Publisher's Weekly says:

"This is an entertaining and engaging faith-based tale sure to hit bestseller lists and the awards circuit."

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Just Between You and Me
By Jenny B. Jones

Thomas Nelson Publishers

The only thing scarier than living on the edge. . . is stepping off it.

Maggie Montgomery lives a life of adventure. Her job as a cinematographer takes her from one exotic locale to the next. When Maggie's not working, she loves to rappel off cliffs or go skydiving. Nothing frightens her.

Nothing, that is, except Ivy, Texas, where a family emergency pulls her back home to a town full of bad memories, painful secrets, and people Maggie left far behind . . . for a reason.

Forced to stay longer than she intended, Maggie finds her family a complete mess, including the niece her sister has abandoned. Ten-year-old Riley is struggling in school and out of control at home. The only person who can really handle the pint-sized troublemaker is Conner, the local vet and Ivy's most eligible bachelor. But Conner and Maggie keep butting heads--he's suspicious of her and, well, she doesn't rely on anyone but herself.

As Maggie humorously fumbles her way from one mishap to another, she realizes she's going to need to ask for help from the one person who scares her the most.

To save one little girl--and herself--can Maggie let go of her fears and just trust God?

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