Tuesday, 18 November 2008

2009 Bethany House Releases ~ Historicals

Bethany continues to select beautiful covers for their books. Here are more of what's on offer in 2009.

Click on the titles to pre-order from Amazon or on the author name for more information. Check back tomorrow for more previews with my post, Bethany's Books for Blokes!

And I have a new idea here at Relz Reviewz which will pop up now and then - Tell Rel - it will be a question I would love to know your answer to! You'll see the first one at the bottom of the post!

A Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist

In 1860s Seattle, a man with a wife could secure himself 640 acres of timberland. But because of his wife's untimely death, Joe Denton finds himself about to lose half of his claim. Still in mourning, his best solution is to buy one of those Mercer girls arriving from the East. A woman
he'll marry in name but keep around mostly as a cook.

Anna Ivey's journey west with Asa Mercer's girls is an escape from the griefs of her past. She's not supposed to be a bride, though, just a cook for the girls. But when they land, she's handed to Joe Denton and the two find themselves in a knotty situation. She refuses to wed him and he's about to lose his land. With only a few months left, can Joe convince this provoking--but beguiling--easterner to be his bride?

Releasing June, 2009

Love's Pursuit by Siri Mitchell

In the small Puritan community of Stoneybrooke, Massachusetts, Susannah Phillips stands out both for her character and beauty. She wants only a simple life but soon finds herself pursued by the town's wealthiest bachelor and by a roguish military captain sent to protect them. One is not what he seems and one is more than he seems.

In trying to discover true love's path, Susannah is helped by the most unlikely of allies, a wounded woman who lives invisible and ignored in their town. As the depth, passion, and sacrifice of love is revealed to Susannah, she begins to question the rules and regulations of her childhood faith. In a community where grace is unknown, what price will she pay for embracing love?

Releasing June, 2009

How Do I Love Thee? by Nancy Moser

The year is 1845. Elizabeth Barrett is a published poet--and a virtual prisoner in her own home. Blind family loyalty ties her to a tyrannical father who forbids any of his children to marry. She has resigned herself to simply existing. That is, until the letter arrives...

"I love your verses with all my heart," writes Robert Browning, an admiring fellow poet. And as friendly correspondence gives way to something more, Elizabeth discovers that Robert's love is not for her words alone. Could it be that God might grant her more than mere existence? And can she risk defying her father in pursuit of true happiness?

Nancy Moser has crafted a romantic, emotion-charged novel based on the true story of beloved poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Releasing June, 2009

A Dream to Call My Own by Tracie Peterson

Lacy Gallatin, the youngest of the Gallatin sisters, is a woman with a mission: to find her father's killer. Haunted by the belief that she's failed him, Lacy is also battling a desire to have something more than just revenge, something she can't quite figure out.

Enter Dave Shepard, deputy sheriff for the area. Dave has been fervently trying to find the man who killed George Gallatin, but he always feels inadequate when it comes to the beautiful Lacy. When they are together, the tension crackles between them--both when they argue and when they kiss. Lacy finds him frustratingly irresistible but is it truly love?

Releasing June, 2009

That Certain Spark by Cathy Marie Hake

Gooding, Texas, is about to gain a double blessing--a veterinarian and a doctor. But when siblings Enoch and Taylor Bestman arrive, the discovery that Taylor is a lady doctor has the town up in arms. E
specially Karl Van der Vort, the town blacksmith, who becom es the first patient...against his will.

Though hesitant to believe in Taylor's doctoring skills, Karl finds himself oddly protective of this surprising woman who dares to drive about town on her own, wearing the color red, for heaven's sake! Taylor, on the other hand, wants only to prove that doctoring is her life's calling, despite the town's opposition. The result? Pride meets attraction head-on, and sparks begin to fly.

Releasing August, 2009

A Surrendered Heart by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller

At twenty-one, Amanda Broadmoor had the right to make her own way in life, but her father and mother hardly saw it that way. Women working in the medi cal field were still frowned upon, and Amanda had been reared to marry and produce heirs, not tend the sick. And especially not those suffering from cholera.

"And Mama can be such an alarmist," Amanda whispered.

At the first report of cholera in Rochester, Amanda's mother had suggested the entire family take refuge at their summer estate on Broadmoor Island in the St. Lawrence River. However, that idea had been immediately vetoed by her father. Father had said his work would not permit him to leave Rochester, and for once, Amanda had agreed with one of his decisions. After devoting so much of her time and energy to medical training at Dr. Carstead's side, she couldn't possibly desert her work--not now, not when she was needed most.

Releasing August, 2009

Tell Rel:~

I'd really love to know which of these books most appeals to you and why.

Cover? Story? Author?

Tell me yours and I'll tell you mine!


Deborah said...

ALL. I WANT ALL. lol these are all authors i've been following throughout the years. and bethany house always has had great fiction. one of the best houses.

ForstRose said...

Bethany and Revell have some of the best historicals I've ever read so I generally want everything they put out LOL. These all sound great. As for reasons DeeAnne Gist I go for just because its her book. The Nancy Moser title I want to read because of the main character and the Siri Mitchell book because of the story and setting.


Amy said...

Siri's without doubt. I love her style and think she is one of the best voices in Christian fiction. On top of that the story looks so fascinating.

Ladytink_534 said...

I've seen Deeanne Gist talk about her books on Lifetime B(u)y the Book. These all sound good though and the covers are very pretty! I'm leaning more toward the cover of A Dream to Call My Own but I like the blurb for That Certain Spark.

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

The new Nancy Moser looks good. I really enjoyed Just Jane from her.

The Siri Mitchell looks interesting as well due to the setting.

Tracy said...

That Certain Spark by Cathy Marie Hake sounds fantastic. A bit like the show 'Dr Quinn Medicine Woman', which I loved.

'How Do I Love Thee?' by Nancy Moser sounds really good too.

And I love all the covers. Lace, gowns, hair do's. They have it all for this girly girl!

Beth said...

That Certain Spark by Cathy Marie Hake. I've loved her books ever since I picked one up a couple of years ago to try a new author (new to me, anyway). Her books are so much fun, while still bringing to light some serious issue and some great biblical lessons.

Mary said...

I love Cathy Marie Hake's books, they always leave me with a smile; A Certain Spark looks great. I also love Tracie Peterson, her historical series never disappoint. I would like to read one of Nancy Moser's books, they get great reviews and How Do I Love Thee sounds intriguing.

Kim said...

I am drooling all over my keyboard!!

Nancy Moser, Siri Mitchell, Deeanne Gist....what's not to love??

I want the NOW!!!


CherryBlossomMJ said...

Every single one of them! I just love historicals especially these authors. Bethany just keeps getting better. I have chills!


Jewelz said...

I love the sound of all of them!
But the one that most appealed to me was 'That Certain Spark' by Cathy Marie Hake. I loved the cover mostly. She looks sorta mischievous, but really intriguing.
I also like the sound of the book. It looks like it would be a really good book!

Jenny said...

I totally agree with you, Jewelz. The covers Cathy has on her books are the greatest & I love her spunky heroines, too!

Would also like to read Nancy Moser's take on EBB as well.

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