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ACFW Christian Fiction ~ New Releases ~ April 2021

April 2021 Preorders and New Releases Do you enjoy Christian Fiction?  Check out these new 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 ACFW Christian Fiction of every genre. Contemporary Romance: Bookshop by the Sea by Denise Hunter — It’s finally time for Sophie Lawson to follow her own pursuits. Brother Seth has a new job, and sister Jenna is set to marry her college beau in Piper’s Cove. But the destination wedding reunites Sophie with best man Aiden Maddox, her high school sweetheart who left her without a backward glance. When an advancing hurricane strands Aiden in Piper’s Cove after the wedding, he finds the hotels booked to capacity and has to ask Sophie to put him up until the storm passes. As the two ride out the weather, old feelings rise to the surface. The delay also leaves Sophie with mere days to get her bookshop up and running. Can she trust Aiden to stick around? And will he find the courage to risk his heart? (Contemporary Romance from HarperCollins Christian Publishing (Thomas Nelson and Zondervan)) Read More

The Purple Nightgown by A.D. Lawrence

About the Book Book: The Purple Nightgown Author: A.D. Lawrence Genre: Christian Historical Suspense Release date: March, 2021 Marvel at true but forgotten history when patients check into Linda Hazzard’s Washington state spa in 1912 and soon become victim of her twisted greed. Book 10 in the True Colors series—Fiction Based on Strange-But True History Heiress Stella Burke is plagued by insincere suitors and nonstop headaches. Exhausting all other medical aides for her migraines, Stella reads Fasting for the Cure of Disease by Linda Hazzard and determines to go to the spa the author runs. Stella’s chauffer and long-time friend, Henry Clayton, is reluctant to leave her at the spa. Something doesn’t feel right to him, still Stella submits herself into Linda Hazzard’s care. Stella soon learns the spa has a dark side and Linda a mean streak. But when Stella has had enough, all ways to leave are suddenly blocked. Will Stella become a walking skeleton like many of the other patients or succumb to a worse fate? Review I’ve enjoyed the True Colors books that I’ve read – fictionalized stories based on historical true crimes. This one was unusual and interesting.  The author did a good job of Read More

ACFW Christian Fiction ~ New Releases ~ March 2021

March 2021 Preorders and New Releases Do you enjoy Christian Fiction?  Check out these new 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 ACFW Christian Fiction of every genre. Biblical Miriam’s Song by Jill Eileen Smith — In her eventful lifetime, Miriam was many things to many people: protective older sister, song leader, prophetess, leper. But between the highs and the lows, she was a girl who dreamed of freedom, a woman who longed for love, a leader who made mistakes, and a friend who valued connection. (Biblical from Revell – A Division of Baker Publishing Group)   Contemporary Romance Amish Midwives by Amy Clipston — From bestselling authors of Amish Fiction come three sweet stories about new life, hope, and romance. (Contemporary Romance from HarperCollins Christian Publishing) A Brother’s Promise by Mindy Obenhaus — He didn’t realize he wanted a family… Until he suddenly became a single dad. After his sister’s death, rancher Mick Ashford’s determined to ensure his orphaned niece, Sadie, feels at home. And accepting guidance from Christa Slocum is his first step. But just Read More

Murder at the Empire ~ the cover reveal!

When I was invited to participate in The Ever After Mysteries, a Celebrate Lit collection of 1920’s mysteries inspired by fairy tales, I couldn’t resist. I’m a great fan of mysteries from the Golden Age of Detective Fiction, and I read at least a thousand fairy tales as a child. To be honest… I set about it backward. I knew I wanted to write about a young woman who plays the organ for silent films at a movie palace, so I pulled out some of my old books (yes, the fairy tales books from my childhood) and looked for one that could serve as a basis for my story. It didn’t take me long to realize that The Nightingale was the perfect choice. The Nightingale is set in China, where an Emperor has a palace filled with beautiful and very fragile treasures. It’s so full of these things that no one can move through it easily, but he wants it all on display. In his gardens, he has gardeners tie bells on the prettiest flowers, so no one misses them. One day, he hears a nightingale singing, and he has it brought to the palace. He’s surprised to learn that Read More

Hope Again ~ New Covers, Preorders and a Sale

The past couple months have been busy for me. I’ve been writing, of course, but I also started a Quilt Block of the Month class that’s keeping me busy (it has a fun and active Facebook group!) In addition, I’ve been working on various “bookish” tasks, because my 2021 is dedicated to cleaning up my backlist, finishing series, updating covers and book descriptions, and generally getting things organized. As a beginning author, I made most of the available mistakes, and it’s time to fix them and move forward in the right direction. Excelsior! Hope Again! The first and most exciting news is that I’ve rebranded the formerly-known-as Great Lakes series as the Hope Again series. It’s a much more fitting series title, because these books all have elements of restoration and healing. I have brand new covers, too, and the last two books in the series are available for preorder! SALE! Right now, to celebrate, you can buy Christmas at the Unity Plenkiss for just 99 cents! That’s the two-book set – Snow Angels and Hope for the Holidays. (It’s also in Kindle Unlimited, if you are a subscriber.) These are the shorter Christmas books in the Hope Again series. Read More

ACFW Christian Fiction ~ New Releases ~ February 2021

February 2021 Preorders and New Releases Do you enjoy Christian Fiction?  Check out these new 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 ACFW Christian Fiction of every genre. Historical Romance The Paris Dressmaker by Kristy Cambron — From fashion to desperation and haute couture to the perils of humanity, The Paris Dressmaker weaves a story of two worlds colliding years apart—where satin and lace stand between life and death in the brutal underbelly of a war-torn world. (Historical Romance from HarperCollins Christian Publishing (Thomas Nelson and Zondervan)) A Change of Scenery by Davalynn Spencer — A motorcar accident on a rainy Chicago night steals Ella Canaday’s fiancé as well as her ability to ride. Clinging to the remnants of her independence, she cuts her hair and her ties with her wealthy father and takes a train west as the seamstress with a moving-picture company. Colorado offers the change of scenery she needs. But she doesn’t expect the bold cowboy who challenges her to reclaim both the loves she thought she’d lost forever. (Historical Romance from Wilson Creek Read More