Afternoon, readers! I hope you’ve been enjoying some new spring weather (and not too many April Fools’ pranks). I’m on the blog today to give a peek at the great new inspirational stories releasing from your favorite authors this month.
A Redemptive Love Story
Come home to the Christiansens’, where faith and family meet real life.
Darek Christiansen is almost a dream bachelor—oldest son in the large Christiansen clan, heir to their historic Evergreen Lake resort, and doting father. But he’s also wounded and angry since the tragic death of his wife, Felicity. No woman in Deep Haven dares come near.
New assistant county attorney Ivy Madison simply doesn’t know any better when she bids on Darek at a charity bachelor auction. Nor does she know that when she crafted a plea bargain three years ago to keep Jensen Atwood out of jail and in Deep Haven fulfilling community service, she was releasing the man responsible for Felicity’s death. All Ivy knows is that the Christiansens feel like the family she’s always longed for. And once she gets past Darek’s tough exterior, she finds a man she could spend the rest of her life with . . . which scares her almost as much as Darek learning of her involvement in his wife’s case.
Caught between new love and old grudges, Darek must decide if he can set aside the past for a future with Ivy—a future more and more at risk as an approaching wildfire threatens to wipe out the Christiansen resort and Deep Haven itself.
Thoughts on Take a Chance on Me:
“Warren once again creates a compelling community full of vivid individuals whose anguish and dreams are so real and relatable, readers will long for every character to attain the freedom their heart desires.”
“A touching tale of love discovered and the meaning of family.”
“Warren lays bare her characters’ human frailties, including fear, grief, and resentment, as openly as she details their virtues of love, devotion, and resiliency. She has crafted an engaging tale of romance, rivalry, and the power of forgiveness.”
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A Police Drama about Exacting Justice
When Officer Carly Edwards finds three young gangbangers shot execution style, she and her husband, Sergeant Nick Anderson, head of the gang unit, fear Las Playas may be on the verge of a gang war. The Las Playas PD is put on high alert as tensions escalate between rival gangs, especially after Carly confiscates weapons from a gang leader and learns they were stolen from a military base along with explosive devices.
But something isn’t adding up, and Carly suspects there might be more going on. As she prepares to testify at a major trial, Carly’s reputation is shredded by a reporter apparently trying to discredit her professionally. Facing pressure on all fronts, Carly must rely on faith and trust God in a deeper way during one of the biggest struggles of her career.
Thoughts on Avenged and the Pacific Coast Justice series:
“Cantore’s style of writing makes it so easy to get into the story and involved in the characters’ lives.”
“Cantore is a former cop, and her experience shows.”
Library Journal on Accused, book one in the series
A Glimpse into the Gilded Age
Dessa Caldwell has a dream:
to open Pierson House, a refuge for former prostitutes in Denver’s roughest neighborhood. But after exhausting all charitable donations, Dessa still needs a loan. Her last hope hinges on the owner of Hawkins National Bank.
Henry Hawkins has a secret:
he owns the most successful bank in town, but his initial capital came from three stagecoach robberies. Though he’s Denver’s most eligible bachelor, to protect his past, he’s built a fortress around his heart that no one can penetrate . . . until the day Dessa Caldwell ventures into his bank requesting a loan.
Though he’s certain her proposal is a bad investment, Henry is drawn to Dessa’s passion. But that same passion drives her to make rash decisions about Pierson House . . . and about whom she can trust. One man might hold the key to the future of her mission—but he also threatens to bring Henry’s darkest secrets to light. As the walls around their hearts begin to crumble, Henry and Dessa must choose between their plans and God’s, between safety and love.
Thoughts on All in Good Time:
“Once again, Lang scores big with a well-researched tale that provides an inside look at the seedy side of Denver in the 1880s. The prose is descriptive, and the characters are authentic. Lang reminds the reader that our patience is developed when our faith is tested.”
“Compelling writing; realistic spiritual elements; tackles controversial topics in a non-preachy manner; slightly more edgy subject matter than typical Christian historical fiction; great message of God’s grace.”
Interested in All in Good Time? Enter to win an AMAZING historical themed giveaway (ends 4/14).
Any of these great new fiction books spark your fancy? Click the cover images below to go to each author’s website for more on these titles and their other works.
Thanks for reading, and let us know what you’re up to.
What great books are lining YOUR to-read bookshelf this month?