Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Coming soon from Bethany House ~ Historicals

When you think of historical fiction, Bethany House Publishers immediately come to mind. And no wonder ~ check out these late 09 releases.

The title and author links provide more detail and if you click on the covers you can get a larger, closer look at the detail. You can also see the cover Bethany chose for The Silent Gift after the recent survey!

So which ones appeal particularly to you? Cover or synopsis. I love Tamera's writing so can't wait to read Within My Heart but my favourite cover is probably The Carousel Painter :)



Dawn's Prelude by Tracie Peterson

Newly widowed Lydia Sellers discovers that through an unforeseen fluke, she is the sole recipient of her husband's fortune. But instead of granting her security, it only causes strife as her adult stepchil
dren battle to regain the inheritance for themselves. Lydia, longing to put the memories of a painful marriage behind her, determines to travel to Alaska to join her aunt.

Lydia's arrival in Sitka, however, brings two things she didn't expect. One is the acquaintance of Kjell Bjorklund, the handsome owner of the sawmill. Second is the discovery that she is pregnant with her dead husband's child. What will this mean for her budding relationship with Kjell? And to what lengths will her stepchildren go to reclaim their father's fortune? Lydia soon finds her life--and that of her child's--on the line.

September, 2009


Fields of Grace by Kim Vogel Sawyer

With their eldest son nearly to the age when he will be drafted into military service, Reinhardt and Lillian Vogt decide to immigrate to America, the land of liberty, with their three sons and Reinhardt's adopted brother, Eli.

But when tragedy strikes during the voyage, Lillian and Eli are forced into an agreement neither desires. Determined to fulfill his obligation to Reinhardt, Eli plans to see Lillian and her sons safely settled on their Kansas homestead--and he's equally determined that the boys will be reared in the Mennonite faith. What he doesn't expect is his growing affection for Lillian--and the deep desire to be part of a family.

September, 2009




The Carousel Painter by Judith Miller

Without the means to support herself after her father dies, Carrington Brouwer receives the opportunity to use her artistic talent at her friend's father's carousel factory. But the men at the factory are not happy that a woman has been given the very desirable job of painting the elaborately carved horses.

When mishaps occur at the factory and jewelry disap
pears from the home of the factory owner, accusations swirl. Is the handsome young factory manager truly Carrie's ally or will he side with those who believe she should be fired?

September, 2009







Within My Heart by Tamera Alexander

Widow Rachel Boyd struggles to keep her ranch afloat and provide for
her two young sons, though some days it feels as though her efforts are sabotaged at every turn. When her cattle come down with disease and her sons' lives are endangered, she must turn to Rand Brookston, Timber Ridge's physician and reluctant veterinarian.

While Rachel appreciates his help, she squelches any feelings she might have for Rand--her own father was a doctor and his patients always took priority over his family. Rachel refuses to repeat the mistakes her mother made. But when she's courted by a wealthy client of
the local resort, she faces a choice: self-sufficiency and security or the risk inherent in the deepest of loves.

October, 2009



The Silent Gift by Michael Landon Jr & Cindy Kelley

The 1930s were a decade of enormous uncertainty--for the world, for America, and in particular for one lonely, struggling mother and her disabled son. Their story is
one of love and enormous sacrifices in the face of circumstances horrendous beyond belief. When her husband leaves her for someone whose time isn't wrapped up in a silent, handicapped kid, Mary and little Luke are out on their own in a world that has no room for the poor and disabled. Especially not at a time when most Americans are simply trying to survive their economic woes and job losses.

But then arrives The Gift…where has it come from, and why? How can a young boy who can neither hear nor speak provide comfort, direction, and sometimes challenges to seekers who learn of the special ability? Whatever the source, its presence brings a single shaft of light and hope to Mary and her beloved Luke. Will it be enough?

October, 2009


A Measure of Mercy by Lauraine Snelling

Eighteen-year-old Astrid Bjorklund has always dreamed of becoming a doctor. She had intended to study medicine in Chicago or Grand Forks, but when a disaster wiped out a major portion of her family's income, Astrid stayed home instead, receiving hands-on training from Dr. Elizabeth.

Joshua Landsverk left Blessing two years ago, but he's never forgotten Astrid. Returning to town, he seeks to court her. Astrid is attracted to him, and when the opportunity unexpectedly opens for her to go to Chicago for medical training, she finds it difficult to leave. Love blossoms through their letters, but upon arriving back home, she makes a heartbreaking discovery. Will she have to give up love to pursue her dream?

October, 2009

4 comments:

Beth said...

The cover chosen after the survey was the one I voted for, which is interesting. I was sure it would end up being the other one.
Looks like some interesting historical fiction on it's way.

nolene said...

If I remember correctly I like the other cover but the book is one i'd like to read.
The cover of Dawn's Prelude takes my fancy!

Tracy said...

Hey! That's not the cover I picked for 'The Silent Gift'!!!!

I'd still like to read that one though.

Amber S. said...

I like the cover they picked for the Silent Gift. All of these covers are beautiful! I have to say that my favorites are Dawn's Prelude, The Carousel Painter, and Within My Heart. I absolutely loved From a Distance by Tamera Alexander, and I'm hoping to read the second book as well as this one coming out in the fall. Thanks so much for sharing! Hope I get to read some (or most) of these!

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