Monday, 25 February 2008

Fascinating fiction coming soon from Broadman & Holman

Broadman & Holman have given real impetus to their fiction line with Karen Ball taking on the role of acquisitions editor last year. With the look of the titles below, and ones I have previously highlighted, she is doing a fabulous job :)

Be sure to click on the titles to pre order from Amazon and the author's names for more information.

The Moon and the Mango Tree by Pamela Binnings Ewen

Set in Siam and Europe during the 1920s, the glittering decade of change, The Moon In The Mango Tree is based upon the true story of Barbara Bond, a beautiful young ex-patriot and opera singer from Philadelphia who is forced to choose between her fierce desire for independence—a desire to create something of her own to give purpose and meaning to her life—and a deep abiding love for her faithful missionary husband whose work seems to create a gap between them.

But when you choose between two things you love, must one be lost forever?

Releasing May, 2008

Shadow of Colossus by T.L. Higley

In a world enslaved by money and power, one woman dares to be free. Will an explosive secret enslave her again?

The place is the island of Rhodes; the time, 227 BC. In the ten years that Tessa of Delos has been in bondage as a hetaira, a high-priced Greek courtesan to a wealthy politician, she has learned to abandon all desire for freedom and love. But when her owner meets a violent death, Tessa is given the chance to be free—if she can hide the truth of his murder and maintain a masquerade until escape is possible. Now Tessa must battle for her own freedom and for those she is beginning to love, as forces collide that will shatter the island’s peace and bring even its mighty Colossus to its knees.

Here is a powerful story showing how the love of God can transform even the most hardened person and bring back to life the soul jaded by sin and grief.

Releasing August, 2008

Be sure to drop by T. L. Higley's website and enter the contest to win a signed, advanced copy of Shadow of Colossus. It's a great site to browse too!

Lookin' Back Texas by Leanna Ellis

Betty Lynne Davidson is planning her husband’s funeral while overlooking one thing: he’s not dead.

When Suzanne Mullins, forty-two, gets the call from her father to come back home to Texas because her mother has gone off the deep end, she knows it will mean having to look at the faulty foundations of their marriage as well as her own. Betty Lynne has always upheld a perfect facade of home and family, and Suzanne has followed suit. But her life with husband Mike and son Oliver is cracking under the pressure of its own unspoken history.

Looking her past in the eye once and for all, Suzanne hopes that trusting in God’s love and mercy will set all of this craziness straight—even if it does mean having to watch her father give the eulogy at his own funeral.

Releasing September, 2008

Forsaken by James David Jordan

When Simon Mason, the world’s best-known televangelist, receives threats from Muslim terrorists, he hires Taylor Pasbury, a beautiful former Secret Service agent, to take charge of his security. Taylor is thrilled to receive the high-profile assignment, but she has no idea that Simon already knows more about her than she could imagine.

When the terrorists strike, making a demand of the pastor that would shake the most steadfast saint, Taylor draws on all of her hard-knock toughness and training as she fights to save Simon and his daughter. Along the way, she discovers that she is not the only one who has done things she would like to forget—and she is not the only one who understands th

at some things are more important than living.

Releasing October, 2008

Check back over the next months for my reviews of these books which I will post close to their release dates, with some fantastic giveaways too!


Jenny said...

These look really good, Rel.

I really like how Leanna Ellis plays on words with her titles. (Lookin' Back/Luckenbach, Texas)

Karen said...

Hey, Rel, thanks for the kudos. Wish I could take all the credit, but this great lineup is the result of a lot of team work. Our fiction team is made up of my intrepid boss, David Webb--who does as much of the acquisitions as I do--our marketing and publicity gals, Julie Gwinn and Robin Patterson, and me. So I'll share your great comments with them. Hope you all love the books as much as we do!

Karen Ball

Rel said...

Hey Karen - appreciate you dropping by :) I know Julie is a treasure so thanks for letting us know about the others on your team.

Jenny - thanks for that! Of course I had no clue about the title :) Fun!

C.J. Darlington said...

I've had the chance to read Forsaken already, and it's terrific!

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