Friday, September 25, 2009

Love Inspired, September 2009
By Marta Perry

When her family calls Georgia Lee Bodine home to Charleston, she knows there’s trouble. Her beloved grandmother hired some fancy lawyer to carry out eccentric requests—and unearth an old family secret. Georgia plans to send Matt Harper packing, until she sees the true affection he has for her grandmother and realizes that his heart is as deeply damaged as her own. They might find a chance for love, but family secrets have a way of coming out, no matter what the consequences. Marta Perry

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The Swiss Courier
by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey

"Outstanding! The Swiss Courier is a fast paced, tightly plotted thrill ride. It packs plenty of masterful twists and turns, but does not skimp on character development or historical accuracy. Goyer and Yorkey spin a terrific tale” . --Rick Acker, author of Blood Brothers, Dead Man's Rule and Devil to Pay, Inc. (Fall 2010)."

Working as a Swiss transcriptionist for the Americans during WWII, Gabi Mueller's life changes overnight when she's recruited as a spy for the precursor of the CIA.
Asked to safely courier a German physicist working on the budding Nazi atomic bomb project to the Swiss border, Gabi feels the weight of the war on her shoulders. But who can she trust?

It is August 1944 and the Gestapo is mercilessly rounding up suspected enemies of the Third Reich. When Joseph Engel, a German physicist working on the atomic bomb, finds that he is actually a Jew, adopted by Christian parents, he must flee for his life to neutral Switzerland. Gabi Mueller is a young Swiss-American woman working for the newly formed American Office of Strategic Services (the forerunner to the CIA) close to Nazi Germany. When she is asked to risk her life to safely "courier" Engel out of Germany, the fate of the world rests in her hands. If she can lead him to safety, she can keep the Germans from developing nuclear capabilities. But in a time of traitors and uncertainty, whom can she trust along the way? This fast-paced, suspenseful novel takes readers along treacherous twists and turns during a fascinating--and deadly--time in history.

Tricia Goyer is the author of twenty books including From Dust and Ashes, My Life UnScripted, and the children's book, 10 Minutes to Showtime. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like Today's Christian Woman and Focus on the Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. She and her family make their home in the mountains of Montana. For more information, please visit

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Terri Blackstock's new book Intervention was inspired by her personal experiences with her daughter's addictions. Six years ago she became aware that her daughter (then in her early twenties) had a severe prescription pill addiction that was killing her, and she hired an interventionist to convince her daughter to go to treatment. After a grueling few hours, her daughter agreed to go. As Terri put her on the plane with the interventionist, she was hit with the crushing feeling that her daughter was in the hands of a stranger, and anything could happen. That's when this book was born.

Over the past few years, Terri's family has been in a tornado of relapses and rehabs, with one emergency after another, and grace upon grace. But through all this, God has taught her to pray as never before, and he's shown her how many other families are experiencing the same thing. He's also shown her that many blessings can come from crises such as this. Terri has tried to fold all of those experiences into this suspense novel of desperation and hope. She's also added a page to her web site: "Hope for Families of Addicts," ( ) which has tips on dealing with a loved one who has addictions.

Though the book is fiction, Terri poured much of herself into Barbara, the mother who's desperate to save her daughter. And Terri's own daughter has given her blessings for Terri to talk about this, in hopes of helping other hurting families and raise awareness about the perils of addiction. To see/hear Terri share her personal story about Intervention, don't miss her interviews on American Family Radio's "Today's Issues" on September 24, Moody Radio's "Chris Fabry Live on September 25, and "The 700 Club" on September 29.

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It was her last hope—and the beginning of a new nightmare.
Barbara Covington has one more chance to save her daughter from a devastating addiction, by staging an intervention. But when eighteen-year-old Emily disappears on the way to drug treatment—and her interventionist is found dead at the airport—Barbara enters her darkest nightmare of all.
Barbara and her son set out to find Emily before Detective Kent Harlan arrests her for a crime he is sure she committed. Fearing for Emily’s life, Barbara maintains her daughter’s innocence. But does she really know her anymore? Meanwhile, Kent has questions of his own. His gut tells him that this is a case of an addict killing for drugs, but as he gets to know Barbara, he begins to hope he’s wrong about Emily.
The mysteries intensify as everyone’s panic grows: Did Emily’s obsession with drugs lead her to commit murder—or is she another victim of a cold-blooded killer?
In this gripping novel of intrigue and suspense, bestselling author Terri Blackstock delivers the page-turning drama that readers around the world have come to expect from her.
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Friday, September 18, 2009

Pièce de Résistance
By Sandra Byrd

The third and final book in Byrd’s Lexi Stuart series is both touching and delicious. Lexi is highly relatable, and readers will identify with her struggles and successes. The scrumptious recipes and exquisite settings round out this beautiful novel. Four Stars, Romantic Times.

The third Lexi Stuart tale (see LET THEM EAT CAKE and BON APPETIT) is a fine entry as the lead protagonist has come home but her choices with opening a bakery and her personal life are complex. Lexi makes the story line sweet yet her relationships are complicated and her decisions difficult leaving fans enjoying the aptly titled PIECE DE RESISTANCE as even the cover is mouth watering delightful. Harriet Klausner

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A Man of His Word

by Kathleen Fuller

Moriah's heart will only be safe with
A Man of His Word

When Moriah Byler married Levi Miller, she thought they would share a long life together. She is astonished when one day he abruptly leaves the Order, and her along with it. She is hopeful that they'll reconcile, but Levi has a fatal accident. Unbeknownst to him, Moriah is pregnant.

Moriah finds herself alone and unsure where to turn. She's reticent about trusting her heart to anyone. What Moriah doesn't know is that Levi's twin, Gabriel, has loved her for years, but has kept this to himself. Gabriel is a man of his word--and a man of God's word. After another unexpected tragedy, Moriah must learn to unguard her heart and accept his love so she can be made whole again.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Roxanne Rustand

Book blurb
FOUR STARS RT Book Reviews Magazine.
Safety. Serenity. That’s what Jack Matthews wants, and what he seeks
in Lost Falls, Montana. A quiet retreat is just what Jack and his
orphaned nephew, Max, need—especially with gentle, beautiful Erin Cole
as their host. But when sirens in the night leave Max screaming,
Jack’s faced with the harsh truth. They’re not safe—not him, not Max
and especially not Erin. What is she hiding? What does the shadowy
figure stalking her want? And how much will Jack have to risk to keep
her safe?

Something new for Roxanne is her blog: ”All Creatures Great and Small Place.”

The name came from the lyrics of “All Things Bright and Beautiful,”
a Cecil Alexander hymn written in 1848. If you love animals, this is
the place to visit–where authors and writers can share stories (both
poignant and fun) about their pets. I live on an acreage in Iowa and
have horses, dogs, cats, and welcome strays too often!

You’ll also find periodic additions to “The Old Horse Trader
Tales”–true stories about the adventures (and misadventures!) of a
horse trader during the 1930’s -1980’s. I wrote them as feature
articles for a magazine about fifteen years ago, and look forward to
sharing all of the nostalgic stories about this charming old man.

I’ll also occasionally be featuring some cool new releases by my
favorite authors on this blog, too…so take a look!

When you finish there, please also check out where I have a variety of other blogs
running, and some fun contests now and then. Come over for a visit!
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Friday, September 11, 2009

Look to the East


Maureen Lang

A village under siege. A love under fire.
France 1914

At the dawn of the First World War, the French village of Briecourt is isolated from the battles, but the century-old feud between the Toussaints and the de Colvilles still rages in the streets. When the German army sweeps in to occupy the town, families on both sides of the feud are forced to work together to protect stragglers caught behind enemy lines.

Julitte Toussaint may have been adopted from a faraway island, but she feels the scorn of the de Colvilles as much as anyone born a Toussaint. So when she falls in love with one of the stragglers—a wealthy and handsome Belgian entrepreneur—she knows she’s playing with fire. Charles Lassone hides in the cellar of the Briecourt church, safe from the Germans for the moment. But if he’s discovered, it will bring danger to the entire village and could cost Charles his life.

“A wonderful read! Look to the East gives a glimpse into the past that will make you reflect upon the characters and message long after you’ve finished reading.”
—Judith Miller, author of the Postcards from Pullman series

Maureen Lang is the award-winning author of several novels, including The Oak Leaves and On Sparrow Hill. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, two sons, and their much-loved Yellow Lab.

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Under the Cajun Moon
Mindy Starns Clark

What Secrets Can Be Found by the Light of the Cajun Moon?

New Orleans may be the “Big Easy,” but nothing about it was ever easy for international business etiquette expert Chloe Ledet. She moved away years ago, leaving her parents and their famous French Quarter restaurant behind. But when she hears that her father has been shot, she races home to be by his side and to handle his affairs—only to learn a long-hidden secret that changes everything she knew to be true about herself and her family.

Framed for murder, Chloe and a handsome Cajun stranger must search for a priceless treasure, one whose roots weave through the very history of Louisiana itself. But can Chloe depend on the mysterious man leading her on this cat-and-mouse chase into the heart of Cajun country? Or by trusting him, has she gone from the frying pan into the fire?

Following up on her bestselling Gothic thriller, Whispers of the Bayou, and Amish romantic suspense, Shadows of Lancaster County, Mindy Starns Clark offers another exciting standalone novel, one full of Cajun mystery, hidden dangers, and the glow of God’s unending grace.

Publishers Weekly says: “…a delicious recipe of intrigue, romance and intelligent character development. Clark…offers her ever-growing fan base equal measures of sharp wit and sassy comebacks…Clark's story line is full of spice and lingers with an unexpected bite familiar to Cajun cuisine lovers. This text is sumptuous.”

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Friday, September 04, 2009

The Hope of Refuge
by New York Times bestselling author
Cindy Woodsmall

Raised in foster care and now a widowed single parent, New Yorker Cara Moore struggles against poverty, fear, and a relentless stalker. When a trail of memories leads Cara and her daughter, Lori, away from the city toward an Amish community, she follows every lead, eager for answers to mysteries from her past and a fresh start. She quickly discovers that Dry Lake, Pennsylvania, is no place for an outsider. But one Amish man, Ephraim Mast, dares to fulfill the command he believes that he received from God-”Be me to her”- despite how it threatens his way of life.

“Cindy Woodsmall’s The Hope of Refuge takes the reader on an emotional journey into the heart of Amish country and the heart of a very human heroine. A compelling novel of love lost and found with realistic characters from two very different worlds which become, beautifully, one.”
–Karen Harper, New York Times bestselling author of Deep Down

”. . . Cindy Woodsmall’s novels are in a class by themselves. Great stories about characters that will live on in your memory long after you shelve the book. The Hope of Refuge is one of my top picks for 2009. Novel Reviews and I highly recommend it— a 5-star read. It has a permanent place in my personal library.”
–Ane Mulligan, Novel Reviews

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By Roxanne Rustand
Book #1 in the Big Sky Secrets trilogy
Steeple Hill Suspense

"Roxanne Rustand never disappoints her readers. Expect elegant writing, luscious romance and a tingling spine from her suspense." Lyn Cote, Author of Texas Star of Destiny series

Safety. Serenity. That's all Jack Matthews wants, and what he seeks in Lost Falls, Montana. A quiet retreat is just what his orphaned nephew, Max needs. But when sirens in the night leave Max screaming, Jack is faced with a harsh truth. They're not safe--not him, not Max, and especially not his lovely inn keeper, Erin. What is she hiding? What does the shadowy figure stalking her want?

Roxanne Rustand is the award-winning author of twenty-three novels, including seven for Steeple Hill Suspense. Visit her at her blog, "The All Creatures Great and Small Place," where authors and readers exchange stories about their pets, from hamsters to horses, and where you can follow the ongoing tales told by The Old Horse Trader.


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