July 2013 Posts

Tyndale Fiction – What’s Happening Wednesday? A Reader’s Vacation Edition

Afternoon, readers, and welcome to the latest edition of our monthly segment, What’s Happening Wednesday. The last Wednesday of the month is dedicated to providing readers an inside scoop on our fiction titles as well as a little peek into our daily workings at Tyndale House.

With summer flying by, we thought this would be a great time to tell everyone a little about the places we’ve been visiting over the past few months—in our minds, that is. While summer is often synonymous with leisure travel, we here at Tyndale fiction have given our minds a vacation, camping out in various novels for these sunny summer months, transporting ourselves around the globe and into the fray.

We’d love to share our summer haunts with you . . . but let’s make it interesting. Below, you will find the destination where each novel is set, a resident of the work, and the title. See if you can guess correctly, matching all three categories together. (No peeking online or at the cover images below for help!) The official answers will be posted below in the comments.

Places We’ve Been

A. Deep in the Tennessee hills, the Old Order Mennonite community of Copper Creek has harbored many secrets . . . and now they must come to light.

B. A dark and musty basement, where a hidden film will reveal the mystery behind President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, once and for all.

C. The beautiful but dangerous shore of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, where an encroaching hurricane threatens.

D. A blustery town in Maine, where a rare trip to town is the last thing a woman remembers before being kidnapped!

E. The war-torn terrain of Afghanistan, where a peacekeeping mission goes terribly awry.

People We’ve Seen

1. Elizabeth Gallagher— I’m not terribly excited about driving my mother down to the coast, but when she has her mind made up, there’s little anyone can say to stop her. I hope my aunt Sandy is ready for some unexpected guests.

2. Jason Hammond—While I’m accustomed to solving mysteries, I never would have expected that a call from an unknown woman would set this terrible chain of events in motion.

3. Pike Morgan—I might not win any personality contests, but I know how to get the job done and will stop at nothing to make things right.

4. Rachel Stoltzfus—I will move mountains to save my son’s life, even if that means I must share my sin with the world.

5. Jules Belleno—Sure, I don’t get out much, but since the death of my husband, I can’t help but take small comforts in my tiny life. Besides, with my blog and the latest Patrick Reagan novel by my side, what else do I need?

Novels We Love

The Sea Glass Sisters

The Outcast

Frame 232


Misery Loves Company


We’ve had a lovely summer taking refuge within these novels. Spot anyone you’d like to get to know? All of these titles are available NOW. Click the cover image below to go to the corresponding product page. Head over to your favorite retailers (online or in-store) and get acquainted with these fascinating characters. 



What about you? Fill us in on your exotic traveling this summer!


Free E-Book Alert: Rearview



For a limited time, you can download Mike Dellosso’s novella, Rearview for free! This offer ends on 08/3/13.

What’s it about?  After a horrific car accident, a mysterious stranger appears to Dan offering him three options: live for seven more hours, go back in time and relive seven hours, or die immediately. Filled with regret and trapped beneath his SUV, Dan must make a decision before the clock runs out.

Who should read it?  Fans of Ryan North’s Machine of Death project, people looking for a quick and suspenseful read, people who have to make a difficult decision

What should you read when you’re done with this? Check out the rest of the stories in the 7 Hours series, or for a full-length thriller, try Tom Pawlik’s Beckon about a young anthropologist who makes a terrifying discovery while researching a Native American legend. Dealing with the after effects of a difficult decision? Read Erwin Lutzer’s book Making the Best of a Bad Decision


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Nook Exclusive E-Book Deal: Secrets over Sweet Tea

Secrets over Sweet Tea by Denise Hildreth Jones

For one day only, you can get Denise Hildreth Jones’ novel Secrets over Sweet Tea  for just $1.99 at Barnes & Noble. This offer ends today, so hurry!

Secrets can be funny things. We think they keep us safe, but more often than not, they spill out when we least expect and make a mess out of everything. It’s a truth Scarlett Jo Newberry knows all too well—a truth Grace Shepherd and Zach Craig are about to learn the hard way. As the lives of this boisterous pastor’s wife, polished news anchor, and beleaguered divorce attorney intersect in the tree-lined streets of Franklin, Tennessee, scandal threatens to topple their carefully constructed worlds. Grasping at survival, they embark on a journey of friendship and courage, desperate to find a way back to laughter, love, and life.

Free E-Book Alert: Skip Rock Shallows



For a limited time, you can download Jan Watson’s book, Skip Rock Shallows for free! This offer ends on 07/27/13.

What’s it about?  Lily’s beau can’t understand why she would choose to take an internship in a small mining town, but Lily is drawn to the mountains and the stubborn, superstitious people who populate them. As her internship ends, Lily must choose between returning to her big-city boyfriend or staying in the mountains with the townspeople she’s learned to love.

Who should read it?  People who like medical dramas, people who make exciting choices with their hair, people grew up with Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman

What should you read when you’re done with this?  Check out the newest book in the series, Tattler’s Branch, or for a modern take on a medical romance, check out Candace Calvert’s Trauma Plan.


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The Outcast – Upcoming Author Event and Giveaway Winner Revealed!

Afternoon, readers. I must say I’m glad it’s Friday; this sunny summer weather has been making days spent inside more and more difficult.

If you were on the blog last week, you may have had a chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at debut author Jolina Petersheim’s adorable book signing. In her blog post, Jolina graciously offered a handwoven basket for a giveaway item, and commenters shared a novel (or two) they’re reading this summer. It was so lovely to see the wide variety of novels everyone’s reading! There’s always so much out there, and it’s helpful to hear from readers on what they cannot put down. And with that, we’re happy to announce the winner of the giveaway (chosen at random): Barbara Thompson. We will be in touch shortly for your contact information.

For those unacquainted, Jolina Petersheim’s new novel, The Outcast, is a modern retelling of the classic The Scarlet Letter.

A must-read that will draw you into a secretive world of sin and senselessness and leave you with the hope of one set free.”

Julie Cantrell, New York Times Bestselling Author of Into the Free

Raised in an Old Order Mennonite community, Rachel Stoltzfus is a strong-willed single woman, content living apart from mainstream society until whispers stir the moment her belly swells with new life. Refusing to repent and name the partner in her sin, Rachel feels the wrath of her religious sect as she is shunned by those she loves most. She is eventually coerced into leaving by her brother-in-law, the bishop.

But secrets run deep in this cloistered community, and the bishop is hiding some of his own, threatening his conscience and his very soul. When the life of Rachel’s baby is at stake, however, choices must be made that will bring the darkness to light, forever changing the lives of those who call Copper Creek home.

If you plan to be in the Nashville area this coming week, stop by Parnassus Books (Nashville, TN) on Tuesday, July 30, at 6:30 p.m. to mix and mingle with Jolina and have your copy of The Outcast signed! For more news on The Outcast events, visit Jolina’s website.

Hope everyone enjoys some sunshine this weekend, and don’t forget to come back Wednesday for the latest installment of “What’s Happening Wednesday?