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THE WONDER OF YOU: A Christiansen Family Novel by Susan May Warren (Romance)
Heir to a European hotel dynasty, Roark St. John has trekked from one exotic locale to another, haunted by tragedy and the expectations that accompany his last name. Amelia Christiansen is the first woman to give him a reason to stop running. He’ll do anything for a second chance --- even contend with Amelia’s old flame, who is intent on sending Roark packing. While one surprise after another leaves Amelia reeling, Roark’s continued presence only highlights the questions pursuing her.

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IN GOOD COMPANY by Jen Turano (Historical Romance)
After growing up as an orphan, Millie Longfellow is determined to become the best nanny the East Coast has ever seen. Unfortunately, her playfulness and enthusiasm aren't always well-received. Everett Mulberry has quite unexpectedly become guardian to three children that scare off every nanny he hires. About to depart for Newport, Rhode Island, for the summer, he's desperate for competent childcare. At wit's end with both Millie and Everett, the employment agency gives them one last chance --- with each other.

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THE FRIENDS OF JESUS by Karen Kingsbury (Fiction/Short Stories)
In our everyday lives, friends are the people with whom we spend the most time, go through struggles with at times, and who know us best. Each of Jesus’ friends --- Peter, John, Matthew, Judas, Mary Magdalene and Lazarus --- traveled with Jesus and were part of His daily ministry, and each has a compelling story to tell. There were some who would question or doubt Him…and one would even betray Him. Karen Kingsbury brings these fascinating personalities to life in ways that will not only help bring you closer to the truths found in Scripture, but also to Christ. Reviewed by Michele Howe.


THE COLSON WAY: Loving Your Neighbor and Living with Faith in a Hostile World by Owen Strachan
(Christian Living/Spiritual Growth)
Chuck Colson’s life reveals that there is no division between truth and love, between embracing biblical guidance and loving one’s neighbor. THE COLSON WAY uses Colson’s legacy and wisdom to show Christians a way of living a public faith with conviction and generosity toward all. Reviewed by Michele Howe.

 


BURIED SECRETS: Men of Valor, Book 1 by Irene Hannon
(Romantic Suspense/Mystery)
After years as a Chicago homicide detective, Lisa Grant is ready for the kinder, gentler life of a small-town police chief. But the discovery of a human skeleton by a construction crew at the edge of town taxes department resources. Enter ex-Navy SEAL Mac McGregor, the detective sent by the county to assist on the case. As they work to solve the mystery behind the unmarked grave, danger begins to shadow them. Someone doesn't want this dead person telling any tales --- and will stop at nothing to make certain a life-shattering secret stays buried. Reviewed by Lynda Lee Schab.


SEEING IN THE DARK: Finding God's Light in the Most Unexpected Places by Nancy Ortberg
(Christian Living/Spiritual Growth)
In her much anticipated follow-up to LOOKING FOR GOD, Nancy Ortberg takes readers on a journey that began thousands of years ago. From an ancient cave in Turkey to the California coast, Ortberg highlights the often unexpected, sometimes imperceptible, yet always extraordinary means God uses to light our way through even the most painful and challenging moments in life. Reviewed by Michele Howe.




THE CASE OF THE SIN CITY SISTER: A Divine Private Detective Agency Mystery by Lynne Hinton
(Mystery)
It’s been weeks since Sister Eve Divine heard from her sister, Dorisanne. And her gut tells her that something sinister has happened to her difficult sibling. There’s only one place Eve can find the answers she’s looking for: in Dorisanne’s world, under the bright lights of Las Vegas. Late night visits to the casino and some clever clues hidden in an address book set Eve on a trail that soon reveals that Dorisanne’s life is darker and more complicated than Eve ever expected. Reviewed by Lynda Lee Schab.


A PERFECT AMBITION: The Worthington Destiny, Book 1 by Dr. Kevin Leman and Jeff Nesbit
(Psychological Thriller)
Groomed from birth with the relentless message that he was destined for greatness, William Jennings Worthington VI has always pushed himself to succeed --- nearly as much as his never-satisfied financial tycoon father pushes him. Becoming CEO of the world's largest and most adventuresome oil company seems the next logical step on the success ladder. But when circumstances turn, Will finds himself staring down a road that leads to Capitol Hill. Can he trade the board room for the Senate floor? Or will family secrets keep him from his destiny? Reviewed by Melanie Reynolds.
 

LOVE ARRIVES IN PIECES by Betsy St. Amant (Romance)
Former pageant queen Stella Varland doesn’t trust beauty anymore after her divorce. So she keeps her passion for art to herself and focuses on her interior design work. Contractor Chase Taylor is determined to live a life of no regrets after losing his fiancée. He returns home to renovate an old theater and is shocked to discover that the designer for the project is his old flame, Stella. Forced to work together, Chase and Stella battle their chemistry and past as they struggle to compromise and work together on a vision for the theater. Reviewed by Lynda Lee Schab.

 

TABLES IN THE WILDERNESS: A Memoir of God Found, Lost, and Found Again by Preston Yancey (Memoir)
Preston Yancey arrived at Baylor University in the autumn of 2008 with his life figured out. Then slowly each piece of his secure world fell apart: his church, his life of study, his politics, his girlfriend, his best friend, his God. It was the loss of God in the midst of all the godly things that would change him forever. Journey with Preston as he navigates becoming a patchwork of Anglican spirituality and Baptist sensibility, of reckoning with a God who is bigger than the one he thought he was worshiping. Reviewed by Evelyn Bence.

 

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