Monday, 21 July 2008

More 2009 Bethany Titles ~ contemporary

Here are some more tantalising titles from Bethany House including women's fiction, suspense and fantasy! I am very excited to see Karen Hancock's The Enclave and am intrigued by Elisha's Bones by debut author, Dan Hoesel:)

I'd love to hear which ones appeal to you and why ~ go a comment, please!

Click on the titles and author names for more....

Word Gets Around
by Lisa Wingate

Lauren Eldridge had avoided returning home to Daily, Texas, until her father confesses to being in over his head. Paying back an old favor, he's invested in a horse that's supposed to be the star of a new Hollywood movie. Only the horse won't behave. And Lauren is the best trainer in the state. Convinced to
return, she soon finds more than she bargained for when the movie's screenwriter turns out to be leading-man handsome.

This movie may be Nate Heath's last shot at turning his career around. He didn't have high hopes at first, but the town of Daily may be just what everyone needs to find hope and healing. And maybe even a little romance.

The Returning
by Ann Tatlock

Andrea knew when she married John
Sheldon that her love was not returned, but they both stayed in the marriage for their own reasons. Now John is returning home from a five-year stint in prison, and while Andrea wants him home, she knows his return will upset the life she and the children have adjusted to in his absence. But she hopes his homecoming will offer them a second chance at marriage. John is apprehensive about how he will be received, but he is returning a different man. While incarcerated, he committed his life to Christ and wants to hold fast to his newfound faith. Andrea is wary of his conversion, son Billy is delighted, and daughter Rebekah is skeptical. Six-year-old Phoebe doesn't remember her father and is withdrawn. Can John and Andrea mend the rifts that have torn their family apart?

Ulterior Motives
by Mark Andrew Olsen

When an al-Qaida email is intercepted, promising a New Year's Day attack on America, it leads to the capture of the group's leader. But even under fierce interrogation, the terrorist clings to his jihadist beliefs and resists divulging anythi
ng of the threat. Desperate, the Army resorts to a contingency paper that proposes to break a subject's resistance by inducing a religious conversion. One hitch: the top-secret attempt must be masked as an offer of clemency, and must rely on a completely innocent mentor, a so-called witness who is unaware of the project's true aims. They find that witness in Greg Cahill, a disgraced FBI agent who has since turned to Christ and serves in a prison ministry. Lured by an offer of restoration, as well as the lifting of a restraining order that's keeping him from seeing his son, Greg begins an unlikely friendship with a man the entire country despises. Despite himself, he begins to share his faith—yet with a combustible result unforeseen by either himself or his government handlers.

The Enclave
by Karen Hancock

When Lacey McHenry accepts a prestigious research fellowship at the world-renowned Kendell-Jakes Longevity Institute, she sees it as a new start on life. But a disturbing late-night encounter with an intruder leads to an unexpected cover-up by Institute authorities, and she soon realizes there's more going on than she ever imagined.

She finds a supporter in genetics researcher Cameron Reinhardt. However, Reinhardt is a favorite of the Institute's director, and she can't help wondering if he, too, is in on the cover-up. The brilliant but absentminded researcher turns out to have his own secrets, some of them dark and deadly.

The Enclave is characterized by adventure, intrigue, spiritual analogy, and romance, all set in an unusual but fully realized world—one that may have its foundations on earth but which, the more one learns of it, doesn't seem much like the earth we know at all.

Elisha's Bones
by Dan Hoesel

Every year, professor of antiquities Jack Hawthorne looks forward to the winter break as a time to hide away from his responsibilities. Even if just for a week or two. But this year, his plans are derailed when he's offered almost a blank check from a man chasing a rumor.

Billionaire Gordon Reese thinks he knows where the bones of the prophet Elisha are—bones that in the Old Testament brought the dead back to life. A born skeptic, Jack doesn't think much of the assignment but he could use the money, so he takes the first step on a chase for the legendary bones that will take him to the very ends of the earth. But he's not alone. Joined with a fiery colleague, Esperanza Habilla, they soon discover clues to a shadowy organization whose long-held secrets have been protected . . . at all costs. As their lives are threatened again and again, the real race is to uncover the truth before those chasing them hunt them down.

According To Their Deeds
by Paul Robertson

Charles Beale lives happily in the shadows of Washington, D.C., as a respectable rare-books dealer. Or mostly respectable. He has a streak of the gambler in him and when a devoted client dies—a man deeply connected to the Justice Department—Beale eagerly regains the man's book collection…and soon finds himself with more than he bid on. In one volume, Beale discovers documents incriminating a host of major political figures—blackmail material that might have led to murder. Weighing questions of justice and mercy—and with a bull's-eye on his back—Beale must untangle a complicated knot of deadly lies and dangerous secrets.


Tracy said...

The Enclave sounds like a fascinating read. Intrigue and mystery is always a good combination!

According to Their Deeds also piques my interest. I remember the first time I was asked which I valued more, justice or mercy. It's not an easy question for a Christian to answer! And of course, a book about a book collector....what more could a fellow book collector want LOL.

Smilingsal said...

Two caught my attention: The Enclave and According To Their Deeds. I enjoy this type of novel. I was raised in Washington, DC, so According To Their Deeds would be my choice for a read.

Don Hoesel said...


Thanks for mentioning my book. I hope you like it once you get to read it.

Rel said...

Hey Don - appreciate you dropping by! Would love to hear from you if you have any interest in doing an interview with me to coincide with the release of your book.

Drop me an email at relzreviewz @ gmail . com (minus spaces)if you get the chance.

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