There are so many good new books in our library; I just can't list them all. But here are a few titles that I know you would enjoy spending a chilly evening reading.
Every Walking Moment - Chris Fabry. If you have never read a Chris Fabry fiction book, treat yourself today. Treha has a gift, she can help Dementia patients back to a short time of clarity. When a documentary team hears her story, Treha's past starts to come to life.
Stranded - Dani Pettrey. #3 n Alaskan Courage. When Darcy arrives in Alaska she finds her undercover friend missing. She boards the Cruise Ship hoping to find out what happened to her. Gage McKenna is not excited to see her, in fact he is trying to forget her.
Rebellious Heart - Jody Hedlund. 1763 Massachusetts. Susanna has everything she wants except an education. She works hard to help those in need and knows that when she marries she will continue that work. When she takes on the case of an innocent women she meets up with Ben Ross, a poor farmer son who became a lawyer.
The Miner's Lady - Tracie Peterson. #3 Land of Shining Water. The Panettas and the Calarcos have been sworn enemies for years, but when their sons and daughters start to fall in love will the anger be able to stand up.
Dance - Dan Walsh & Gary Smalley. #1 Restoration Series. Marilyn is tired of the game. She no longer wants to be the perfect wife, she wants to be herself. So she leaves her upscale neighborhood to go it alone. Will her husband be able to win her back after all this time?
The Promise - Dan Walsh & Smalley. #2 Restoration Series. Tom has been out of work 5 months, a fact he has hidden from everyone including his wife. The stress is slowly destroying their marriage. Will he be able to save his marriage when he truth comes to light?
Stress Test - Richard Maqbry M.D. Matt though he was going to a more normal life, until he is kidnapped and then charged with murder. Sandra doesn't trust doctors, but she believes Matt is innocent.
Vanished - Irene Hannon - #1 Private Justice. While lost on a back road during a thunderstorm, Moira is sure she has hit someone. When the police arrive they can find no evidence of an accident or a body. Did Moira just imagine it?
Paint Chips - Susie Finkbeiner. Local author takes on the subject of human trafficking here in Grand Rapids, MI.
Wake the Dawn - Lauraine Snelling. Ben is trying to hide his pain in the bottle. Esther is trying to hide her physical problems. When Ben finds a baby they join forces to save the child.
The Prayer Box - Lisa Wingate. When Iola, an old timer on Hatteras Island, passes away in her bed at ninety-one, the young struggling mother in Iola's rental cottage finds herself charged with the task of cleaning out Iola's house. Tandi discovers 81 carefully decorated boxes, one for each year, spanning Iola's youth to her last days. Hidden in the boxes is the story of a lifetime, written on random bits of paper - hopes and wishes, fears and thought of an unassuming but complex woman. The boxes are filled with lessons in faith, observation on love, and one final lesson that could change everything for Tandi.
When Jesus Wept - Bodie & Brock Thoene. Lazarus owned a vineyard and devoted his life to caring for its vines and fruit. But he encountered another man - Jesus - whose vineyard was the world, its fruit the eternal souls of men. When Lazarus's story and the story of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection touch in When Jesus Wept, we are offered a unique vision into the power and confort of Christ's love.
We have a new series in our library. It's called QUILTS OF LOVE. Each book is written by a different author and can be read in any order. More books will be added.
Threads of Hope - Christa Allan, Nina, a journalist is assigned to write an article about the AIDS Memorial and quilting group raising money for AIDS research. As she is researching, she meets her high school nemesis, Greg. Doubting he has changed, she is surprised to learn Greg became involved with he quilting group when he adopted Jazarah, an HIV - positive girl from Ethiopia.
A Healing Heart - Angela Breidenbach. Widowed mother of three, Mara has decided on the perfect gift for her daughter's graduation - a photo memory quilt recounting the family's loves and losses. But when a heart attach stops her for a time, Mara finds the healing hat comes when she works on this quilt.
Raw Edges - Sandra Bricher. Grayson has lost all interest in life after his wife dies of ovarian cancer. When Annabelle a lovely cancer survivor organizes a memory quilt for the Ovacome support group, Gray sees his daughter coming out of the grief in her life.
Pieces of the Heart - Bonnie Calhoun. After Cordelia watched Bernard, the love of her life go off to fight in WWII, she spends 3 years creating a Pine Cone quilt for their marriage bed. Each row signifies memories, hopes, dreams and prayers for their future. But is the man who returns from war the same man that she remembered?
For Love of Eli - Loree Lough. When tragedy leaves Eli an orphan, Eli's legal grandmother and aunt vow to help him remember his parents by creating a memory quilt. As the story on the quilt begins to emerge, Eli begins to heal.
A Heartbeat Away - S. Dionne Moore. At the height of the Civil War, Beth is faced with a life-changing decision. Defy her pacifist parents by helping a Confederate soldier or leave him for dead. Beth feels she needs to help him and volunteers as an wartime nurse. Her mother gives her a farewell gift - a stack of quilt blocks. As she puts the blocks together, she finds a message of faith and encouragement.
Path to Freedom - Jennifer Taylor. When Quaker Flora and Bruce embark on the Underground Railroad, they agree to put their differences aside to save the lives of a pregnant slave couple. With only a quilt from Flora's mother as a secret guide, the foursome follow the stitches into unknown treachery.
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