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ACFW New Christian Fiction Books ~ September 2021

Preorders and New Releases in Christian Fiction Do you enjoy Christian Fiction?  Check out these new Christian books from American Christian Fiction Writers  (ACFW) members!  More in-depth descriptions of these new Christian books can be found at fictionfinder.com –   a searchable website for the best in Christian books of every genre. Contemporary/Women’s Fiction: The Gathering Table by Kathryn Springer — Winsome Lake, Wisconsin, is postcard pretty, but for personal chef Jessica Keaton it’s also a last resort. Fired from her dream job, Jess is starting over as a live-in cook and housekeeper. When she arrives, she finds her new employer is in rehab after having a stroke, and Jess expects she’ll be all alone in Elaine Haviland’s quaint house. A chef with no one to cook for. Instead, she encounters a constant stream of colorful visitors who draw her back into the world. (Contemporary/Women’s Fiction from Love Inspired (Harlequin)) Contemporary Romance: The Heart of Splendid Lake by Amy Clipston — When Brianna Porter’s father unexpectedly dies, Brianna is steeped in grief and guilt—then left alone to clean up the mess. To make matters worse, a constant stream of real estate brokers begins marching through her property, offering to buy the Read More

Where’s the Hero?

Are you ready for another Ever After Mystery? The Last Gasp and A Giant Murder were great reads, and Celebrate Lit has just released the third Ever After book: When the Pilot Falls by April Hayman. In celebration, the authors in the Ever After Mysteries series are doing another blog hop, complete with prizes. This time, we’re helping April track down her missing hero. If you haven’t yet read any of the stories, start HERE with Rebekah Jones, and after you’ve read my installment, hop on over to Marji Laine’s website to read hers! Prizes! When the Pilot Falls or… Where’s Hugh? I was minding my own business, enjoying a little vacation with my oldest grandson, Ben. This was a special event for us. Ever since he was just a little tyke, we’ve read the adventures of Paul Bunyan together, and we finally had the opportunity to take a trip to Paul Bunyan Land in Brainerd. I wanted to watch him experience that magical moment when Paul Bunyan greets him by name – a treasured memory for generations of Minnesotans. ⁠ Instead, when we got to Brainerd, we found the entire town in an uproar and the amusement park locked Read More

Who Spilled the Beans?

It’s day three of the launch festivities for A Giant Murder by Marji Laine. A Giant Murder is Book Two in the Ever After Mystery series from Celebrate Publishing, and the series authors are sharing a fun mini blog hop this week, asking the question: Who Spilled the Beans? There will be prizes, too, of course! If you missed the first two posts, click HERE to start with Liz Tolsma.   Who Spilled the Beans? Some people say I can’t keep a secret, but they are wrong. I keep plenty of secrets. This particular secret wasn’t mine to share, so I didn’t. Something is going on. Something bookish. I admit that much, but Celebrate Lit is keeping everything tightly under wraps. Frankly, I’m not a part of it at all. It’s not my business. So, when a mob of mad librarians cornered me outside the theater, I refused to answer their questions. I wasn’t about to spill the beans to a bunch of bitter book pushers. I explained to them, in all the multi-syllabic words at my command, that they needed to talk to someone with more authority – specifically, that Sandy Barela person.  Or any of the usual suspects: Read More

ACFW New Christian Fiction ~ August 2021

Preorders and New Releases in Christian Fiction Do you enjoy Christian Fiction?  Check out these new Christian books from American Christian Fiction Writers  (ACFW) members!  More in-depth descriptions of these new Christian books can be found at fictionfinder.com –   a searchable website for the best in Christian books of every genre. Amish Romance:   The Cowboy’s Amish Haven by Pamela Desmond Wright — Her home and her heart are on the line…On the same day Gail Schroder’s faced with losing her Amish family ranch, her old crush Levi Wyse shows up on her doorstep. He doesn’t know that when he left ten years ago he’d taken Gail’s heart with him. Now Levi’s her only hope of keeping a roof over her head. But can this cowboy teach Gail the ropes in time to save her home? (Amish Romance from Love Inspired (Harlequin)) An Amish Schoolroom by Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, and Shelley Shepard Gray — From three bestselling authors of Amish fiction come three charming stories of new school years and new romance. (Amish Romance from HarperCollins Christian Publishing (Thomas Nelson and Zondervan)) Contemporary Romance: To Bring You Back by Emily Conrad — He’s determined to confront the past she’s Read More

Who Stole Cinderella’s Shoe?

This is an exciting day! As you may have heard, I have an upcoming book in Celebrate Lit’s Ever After Mysteries series.  You will love this collection of fairytale-inspired mysteries set in the 1920’s! My book, Murder at the Empire, won’t be released until October 5 (although you can preorder it HERE), but the first one in the series, The Last Gasp by Chautona Havig, is available TODAY! To celebrate the release, the Ever After authors are doing a short blog hop, complete with a mini-mystery story and prizes. I get to go first, telling the story of Cinderella’s Missing Shoe.  (Spoiler Alert: I don’t have it!) Every day this week, another author will share her part of the story!   Who stole Cinderella’s Shoe? I’ve always been a rule-follower. I don’t steal things. I don’t even covet things. At least, I never did before, until I saw The Shoe. I still don’t know what came over me. I’ve visited art museums and seen many beautiful things in my life. The Empire movie palace is filled with amazing and exotic treasures, and none of them ever tempted me. It wasn’t until John Starek – the Emperor himself – showed me Read More

ACFW Christian Fiction ~ New Books ~ July 2021

July 2021 Preorders and New Releases Do you enjoy Christian Fiction?  Check out these new Christian books from American Christian Fiction Writers  (ACFW) members!  More in-depth descriptions of these ACFW Christian Fiction books can be found at fictionfinder.com –   a searchable website for the best in Christian books of every genre. General Contemporary: Rocky Mountain Restoration by Lisa J. Flickinger — Josephine Thorebourne doesn’t deserve happiness. Not after the mess she’s made. Mid-voyage, on the steamship Jameson, she learns of the tragic loss of her family’s money. Money she stole with the hopes of turning a profit. What should be a delightful voyage up the Canadian coast turns into a journey of regret. Josephine seeks the solace of the man she loves, only to find out he’s an imposter. Left with no other choice, she must return to her home town of Stony Creek and face the anger of those she’s betrayed. Owen Kelly was given the opportunity of a lifetime to steward on the SS Jameson. The work meant he could escape his difficult upbringing along the wharves of Chicago. When his heart falls for the woman in cabin eight, Owen must decide if he will continue his work Read More