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Win a Copy of A LOVE UNDONE by Cindy Woodsmall

 

A husband and son abandoned to forge a path alone. A young woman who sacrificed her dreams. How will the God of grace and hope help them find their way? That's the premise of Cindy Woodsmall's latest novel, A LOVE UNDONE: An Amish Novel of Shattered Dreams and God's Unfailing Grace, which is now in stores. We're celebrating its release with a special contest that will give 10 readers the opportunity to win a copy of the book. The deadline for entries is Wednesday, October 15th at noon ET.


A LOVE UNDONE: An Amish Novel of Shattered Dreams and God's Unfailing Grace

by Cindy Woodsmall (Romance)
At 19 years old, Old Order Amish Jolene Keim was on the brink of happily-ever-after when everything changed, stealing the future she expected and burdening her with an unbearable decision. Years later, she meets Andy Fisher, who challenges her and holds up a mirror to issues Jolene has been unwilling to face. As Andy and Jolene find themselves confronted by difficult choices, will they trust in God's guidance --- or will the allure of their deepening friendship only lead to further temptation?

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Win a Copy of A BROKEN KIND OF BEAUTIFUL by Katie Ganshert

 

Sometimes everything you ever learned about yourself is wrong. This is exactly what 24-year-old model Ivy Clark experiences in A BROKEN KIND OF BEAUTIFUL, Katie Ganshert's latest novel that released earlier this year. We're now giving 10 readers the opportunity to win a copy of the book. The deadline for entries is Wednesday, October 15th at noon ET.
 
A BROKEN KIND OF BEAUTIFUL by Katie Ganshert (Romance)
Ivy Clark is a model who moves to the quaint island town of Greenbrier, South Carolina, to be the new face of her stepmother’s bridal wear line. If only her tenuous future didn’t rest in the hands of Davis Knight, her mysterious new photographer. Not only did he walk away from the kind of success Ivy longs for to work maintenance at a local church, he treats her differently than any man ever has. Somehow, Davis sees through the facade she works so hard to maintain.
 
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THE RIVER by Beverly Lewis (Fiction)
Tilly and Ruth, two formerly Amish sisters, are plagued by unresolved relationships when they reluctantly return to Lancaster County for their parents' landmark wedding anniversary. Since departing their Plain upbringing, Tilly has married an Englisher, but Ruth remains single and hasn't entirely forgotten her failed courtship with her Amish beau. Past meets present as Tilly and Ruth yearn for acceptance and redemption.


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THE STORY KEEPER by Lisa Wingate (Fiction)
When successful New York editor Jen Gibbs discovers a decaying slush-pile manuscript on her desk, she has no idea that the story of Sarra, a young mixed-race woman trapped in Appalachia at the turn of the 20th century, will both take her on a journey and change her forever. The search for the rest of the manuscript, and Jen’s suspicions about the identity of its unnamed author, will draw her into a mystery that leads back to the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains…and quite possibly through the doors she thought she had closed forever.


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THE DESIRE: The Restoration Series, Book 3 by Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley (Romance)
For two years, Allan and Michele have been trying to have a baby. The emotional ride has been taking a toll on their hearts --- and their relationship. Michele is obsessed with researching fertility treatments, while Allan seems content to spend his time --- and their money --- on supporting displaced children in Africa. Something has to give. But they both hope it’s not their marriage. Still, God has a plan for Allan and Michele that they never could have imagined.


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EVERGREEN: A Christiansen Winter Novella by Susan May Warren (Romance)
An empty nest has Ingrid Christiansen dreading the upcoming holidays, but her husband, John, couldn’t be more excited about this new season of life. As a beautiful blanket of snow transforms the north woods into a winter wonderland, a deep chill settles over John and Ingrid’s marriage. With the holidays fast approaching, their only hope of keeping their love evergreen depends on turning the page on the past and embracing a new chapter of their future.


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DRIFTWOOD TIDES by Gina Holmes (Fiction)
When Holton lost his wife, Adele, in a freak accident, he shut himself off from the world --- until 23-year-old Libby knocks on his door, asking for a job and claiming to be a friend of Adele. When he discovers Libby is actually his late wife’s illegitimate daughter, given up for adoption without his knowledge, his life is turned upside down as he struggles to accept that the wife to whom he had given saint status was not the woman he thought he knew.


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HONOR: Quaker Brides, Book 1 by Lyn Cote (Historical Romance)
When unexpected circumstances leave Honor Penworthy destitute after the death of her grandfather, her survival hinges on a marriage arranged through the Quaker community to local glass artisan Samuel Cathwell. Honor's tenacity and passion sweep her into important winds of change, and she becomes increasingly --- though secretly --- involved in the Underground Railroad. Samuel suspects Honor is hiding something. But will uncovering the truth confirm his worst fears or truly bring them together as man and wife?


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SOMEWHERE SAFE WITH SOMEBODY GOOD: The New Mitford Novel by Jan Karon (Fiction)
After five hectic years of retirement from Lord’s Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, from a so-called pleasure trip to the land of his Irish ancestors. While glad to be at home in Mitford, something is definitely missing: a pulpit. But when he’s offered one, he decides he doesn’t want it. Maybe he’s lost his passion. His adopted son, Dooley, wrestles with his own passion --- for the beautiful and gifted Lace Turner, and his vision to become a successful country vet. Reviewed by Melanie Reynolds.


THE REMAINING by Travis Thrasher
(Supernatural/Apocalyptic Thriller)
THE REMAINING is a novelization of the apocalyptic movie that's now in theaters. Just after a young couple says their vows, the earth shakes, and some people die suddenly and are taken away. The rest of their wedding party and friends are left to wrestle with what happened and with their faith. Characters struggle with secret love, dreams, hopes and beliefs as they continue to evaluate their faith. Reviewed by Melanie Reynolds.



YOUR LEGACY: The Greatest Gift by Dr. James Dobson
(Christian Living)
In YOUR LEGACY, Dr. James Dobson traces his own family history to show how God worked through the prayers and actions of his relatives at every turn of their lives to ensure that the spiritual legacy of a Godly Christian life, and the assurance of heaven after death, were passed down from generation to generation. Dobson shares these revealing stories and also presents the principles for a successful "legacy transfer" that the reader can apply to his or her own family. Reviewed by Michele Howe.


A LIFE INTERCEPTED by Charles Martin
(Fiction)
Twelve years ago, Matthew "the Rocket" Rising was the number one NFL draft pick. But on the night of the draft, he was falsely accused of a heinous crime. Having served his sentence, Matthew leaves prison determined to find his wife. He soon learns that she has discovered a young man with the talent to achieve the football career Matthew should have had. Although helping the boy means violating his parole, he'll take the chance with hope of winning back Audrey's love. Reviewed by Michele Howe.



NOWHERE TO TURN: Hidden Identity, Book 2 by Lynette Eason
(Romantic Suspense)
The day Danielle Harding takes her 11-year-old son and flees from her abusive husband is the same day Kurt Harding dies. When Kurt was alive, he took something important from a mysterious individual --- who wants the item back and believes Dani now has it. As she and her son run for their lives, they have nowhere to turn, until she hires Adam Buchanan of Operation Refuge and goes into hiding. Unfortunately, she won't be able to hide for long. Reviewed by Lynda Lee Schab.


BESIDE BETHESDA: 31 Days Toward Deeper Healing by Joni Eareckson Tada
(Devotional)
This 31-day devotional from bestselling author and speaker Joni Eareckson Tada takes readers on a month-long journey toward the deepest healing God offers. The entire book is framed against Joni’s visit to the healing pool of Bethesda to seek healing where Jesus healed. As Joni relates aspects of her own journey in dealing with the most painful “unanswered prayer” of her life, readers will learn to see beyond potential quick fixes to the deepest and greatest solutions God has for them. Reviewed by Lynda Lee Schab.

 

DAVID WILKERSON: The Cross, the Switchblade, and the Man Who Believed by Gary Wilkerson with R. S. B. Sawyer (Biography)
This is the story of David Wilkerson, the man who believed against the odds that God could do great things in the rejected and ignored of New York City, who refused to give up on those on the streets even when they had given up on themselves, and who saw in the eyes of the drug addicts and gang members what others failed to see --- the love of Jesus Christ. But who was David Wilkerson? Many Christians don’t really know. More often than not, we saw the fruit of his faith in God rather than the man himself. Reviewed by Evelyn Bence.

 

TRIED AND TRUE: Wild at Heart, Book One by Mary Connealy (Historical Romance)
Kylie Wilde and her older sisters are homesteading using the special exemptions they earned serving in the Civil War as "boys." But Kylie plans to make the most of the years before she can sell her property and return to the luxuries of life back East. Local land agent Aaron Masterson is fascinated with Kylie from the moment her long hair falls from her cap. But now that he knows her secret, can he in good conscience defraud the U.S. government? Reviewed by Melanie Reynolds.

 

BILLY GRAHAM: Candid Conversations with a Public Man by Sir David Frost (Christian Life)
For 30 years, Billy Graham and David Frost fascinated television audiences with their conversations about God, the Bible, and Graham’s decades-long ministry. Along the way, Graham provided insight into life as an evangelist, a Christian father and grandfather, and a public figure in a changing culture. With a chronology of Graham’s life, a preface from Frost, and a foreword from his grandson, this weaving of stories, interviews and reflections will inspire you to respond to God’s call with no reserve. Reviewed by Michele Howe.

 

HOW WE LOVE OUR KIDS: The Five Love Styles of Parenting by Milan and Kay Yerkovich (Parenting)
Having problems with your kids? What if you are the problem and you just can’t see it? HOW WE LOVE OUR KIDS offers a unique approach, to help you as a parent transform your kids by making specific changes in how you love. Based on years of research in the area of attachment and bonding, this book shows parents how to overcome the predictable challenges that arise out of the five love styles and helps parents cultivate a secure, deep connection with a child of any age. Reviewed by Maggie Harding.

 

A YEAR OF PRAYER: Approaching God with an Open Heart Week After Week by John MacArthur (Christian Life/Prayer)
A YEAR OF PRAYER is filled with weekly inspiration that will greatly enrich your prayer life. You'll find your prayers becoming more focused, powerful and God-centered in ways that are truly life-changing. This collection is comprised of prayers lifted up to God by John MacArthur on the Lord's Day. They speak of God's majesty and His wonderful love and care, and make transparent the deepest longings of the human heart. Reviewed by Michele Howe.



HOME TO CHICORY LANE: A Chicory Inn Novel
by Deborah Raney
(Romance)
Audrey Whitman's dreams are coming true. Now that their five kids are grown, she and her husband are turning their beloved family home into a cozy bed and breakfast. Opening weekend makes Audrey anxious, with family and friends coming from all over to help celebrate the occasion. But when Audrey's daughter, Landyn, arrives, the U-Haul she's pulling makes it clear she's not just here for a few days. Can Audrey still realize her dream and at the same time provide the comfort of home her daughter so desperately needs? Reviewed by Lynda Lee Schab.

 

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