Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Coming in mid 2010 from Revell

Okay, I admit it! I get giddy with excitement discovering new books, their covers and blurbs :) The only downside is their release dates ;-)

Here are the latest from Revell's website ~ don't make me choose, I love the look and sound of them all! Just can't help myself ~ how about you?

As always, click on the links for more.

This Fine Life by Eva Marie Everson

It is the summer of 1959 and Mariette Puttnam has just graduated from
boarding school. When she returns to her privileged life at home, she isn't sure where life will take her. More schooling? A job? Marriage? Nothing feels right. How could she know that the answer is waiting for her within the narrow stairwell of her father's apparel factory, exactly between the third and fourth floors?

In this unique and tender story of an unlikely romance, popular author Eva Marie Everson takes readers on a journey through the heart of a young woman bound for the unknown. Readers will experience the joys of new love, the perseverance of true friendship, and the gift of forgiveness that comes from a truly fine life.

Releasing May, 2010

It Had To Be You by Janice Thompson

Bella couldn't be happier that her long-feuding Aunt Rosa and Uncle Lazarro have finally admitted their love for one another and are getting married. Their forties-style wedding is sure to be a night to remember. But when the Rossi house begins to fill up with family from Italy--and an old mobster from New Jersey--life starts to get complicated.

Will Lazarro's friend from the past drive the happy couple apart once more? And will Bella ever have time to think of her own rapidly-approaching wedding amidst the chaos?

Full of laugh-out-loud humor, plenty of Italian passion, and a bit of Texas gumption, It Had to Be You is the satisfying conclusion to an entertaining series.

Releasing May, 2010

Flabbergasted by Ray Blackston

When Flabbergasted stormed on the scene in 2003, the reviews came fast and furious:

"Good writing and an ample dose of humor make this as charming as Bridget Jones's Diary from the male point of view."--Library Journal

"Blackston's novel will tickle your literary taste buds with a relational gumbo of quirky characters."--Christian Book Previews

"Amazing. A novel that is simultaneously serious, hilarious, and impossible to put down."--The Dallas Morning News

"With a colorful cast of quirky characters and a
plot full of surprises, this is one of the feel-good novels of the year."--CCM

Now this summertime favorite about a single stock broker looking for love in the murky waters of the southern church singles scene is repackaged with a hot new look.

Releasing May, 2010

A Love of Her Own by Maggie Brendan

April McBride has suffered a broken engagement once before and fully intends to guard her heart when she travels to Billings, Montana, to attend her brother's wedding. One look around the small mining town convinces April that this won't be difficult--just a bunch of dusty shops, bad service, and ill-bred cowboys. But a run-in with a horse trainer named Wes Owen opens up vast possibilities for frustration, embarrassment, friendship, and . . . love?

Can April and Wes see past their differences in order to envision a future together?

Readers will love going on this adventurous, spark-filled ride through turn-of-the-century Montana.

Releasing June, 2010

The Homecoming by Dan Walsh

No sooner is Shawn Collins home from the fighting in Europe than he is called upon to serve his country in another way--as a speaker on the war bond tour. While other men might jump at the chance to travel
around the country with attractive Hollywood starlets, Shawn just wants to stay home with his son Patrick and the aging father with whom he has finally reconciled.

When Shawn taps Katherine Townsend to be Patrick's nanny while he's on the road, he has no idea that she will be the key to his future happiness and the mending of his heart.

This heartwarming story of tender love and fresh starts will capture readers.

Releasing June, 2010

Touching the Clouds by Bonnie Leon

Kate Evans is an adventurous and independent young woman with a pioneering spirit. She pilots a mail-delivery plane in the forbidding Alaskan wilderness, the lone woman in a male profession. But even that seems easy compared to finding true love. She likes a fellow pilot and would even consider marrying him--if it weren't for Paul, a mysterious man on her mail route with a gentle spirit and a past to hide.

Can Kate break through the walls Paul has put up around his heart? And will her quest for adventure be her demise?

Book 1 in the Alaskan Skies series, Touching the Clouds will draw readers in with raw emotion and suspense, all against the stunning backdrop of the Alaskan wilds.

Releasing July, 2010

The Seeker by Ann H. Gabhart

Charlotte Vance is a young woman who knows what she wants. But when the man she planned to marry joins the Shakers--a religious group that does Linknot marry--she is left dumbfounded. And when her father brings home a new wife who is young enough to be Charlotte's sister, it is more than she can bear. With the country--and her own household--on the brink of civil war, this pampered gentlewoman hatches a plan to avoid her new stepmother and win back her man by joining the Shaker community at Harmony Hill. Little does she know that this decision will lead her down a road toward unforeseen peace--and a very unexpected love.

Ann H. Gabhart brings alive the strikingly different worlds of the Southern gentry, the simple Shakers, and the ravages of war to weave a touching story of love, freedom, and forgiveness that sticks with readers long after they have turned the last page.

Releasing July, 2010

Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz

Morrow Little is haunted by the memory of the day her family was torn apart by raiding Shawnee warriors. Now that she is nearly a grown woman and her father is ailing, she must make difficult choices about the future. Several men--ranging from the undesired to the unthinkable--vie for her attentions, but she finds herself inexplicably drawn to a forbidden love that both terrifies and intrigues her.

Can she betray the memory of her lost loved ones--and garner suspicion from her friends--by pursuing a life with him? Or should she seal her own misery by marrying a man she doesn't love?

This sweeping tale of romance and forgiveness will envelop readers as it takes them from a Kentucky fort through the vast wilderness to the west in search of true love.

Releasing July, 2010

The Bishop by Steven James

FBI Special Agent Patrick Bowers's cutting-edge 21st-century geospatial investigative techniques and impeccable logic have helped him track some of the country's most grisly killers. But those skills are pushed to the limit in this new installment of the highly-acclaimed, award-winning The Bowers Files series.

This time it's a congressman's daughter who is found dead even as her killers launch a spree of perfect murders in the Northeast. With nothing to link the crimes to each other, Agent Bowers faces his most difficult case yet--even as his personal life begins to crumble around him.

Known for his intricately woven, masterfully plotted novels of high-octane action and spine-tingling suspense, Steven James delivers once again. The Bishop is a gripping, adrenaline-laced story for readers who are tired of timid thrillers. Strap on your seatbelt and get ready for a wild ride. The game is on.

Releasing August, 2010


Deborah said...

i LOVE the cover of This Fine Life. Very "Mad Men"ish. The new look for Flabbergasted is so bright and colorful! The cover for The Seeker just screams "Amish" and will get shelved with Amish books even though it is about Shakers. Or maybe that's what they want? I want almost all these books!!!!

I will say though the cover of A Love of her Own, her hair looks WAY too modern for 1800s. there's too much styling going there. it looks like Sarah Palin's hair.

Laura Frantz said...

Rel, Thanks so much for sharing all this cover fun:) It's my favorite part of publishing! You've revealed some here I didn't even know about! How do you do that:)

Renee (Black 'n Gold Girl's Book Spot) said...

I LOVE all of these covers! I can't wait to read these books! Most of them are already on my wishlist!

xoxo~ Renee

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

WOW...this is a great list! I can't wait to read most of these books, and I LOVE the covers! Especially A Love of Her Own, It Had to be You, Courting Morrow Little, and This Fine Life.

Thank you so much for sharing!
~ Lori

Tracy said...

This Fine Life sounds good ~ if the Potluck Catering Club books (same author) are anything to go by it'll be a winner.

Loved Flabbergasted. The new cover looks great.

I loved Ann Gabhart's first book about the this one kind of whets my appetite too!

brendalottakamaggiebrendan said...

Such beautiful covers! I think Revell does a fabulous job. I really like all of them.

I don't think the hairstyle on my cover is too modern, personally. If you've watched any of the old westerns produced way back, many of the ladies styled their hair this way long before Sarah Palin. I'm very proud of what Revell did.

Rel said...

Appreciate everyone dropping by, especially Laura and Maggie for sharing your thoughts on your books ~ looking forward to your stories.

2010 is gearing up to be a wonderful year for fiction!

Carole said...

I agree with one of your other commenters . . . when I saw the cover of This Fine Life, my first thought was "Mad Men!" I grew up during this era, so I can't wait to read this one. I don't like action/suspense, but all the others are now on my wish list. Again, thank you for posting upcoming releases so early, Rel.

Nicole said...

Cannot wait for The Bishop.

Ann Shorey said...

I read "Flabbergasted" when it first came out, and recommend it highly. I laughed all the way through. Glad to see the book is being repackaged and released so more readers can enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

wow! these are beauties!

Kim said...

Rel -
You certainly know how to make a girl drool!! I'm especially excited to see The Bishop!!


Jenny said...

I'll take 'em all! *wink*

Bonnie Leon said...

How exciting to see my new book, "Touching the Clouds" on your list of Revell books!

Thanks so much!

Bonnie Leon

Rel said...

Appreciate all your comments, ladies!

Thanks for dropping by, Bonnie - love your unique cover :)

Ann H. Gabhart said...

It was fun seeing all the great new Revell covers. Thanks for including The Seeker in your list. It's always exciting seeing new book covers that say "Read me. Read me."

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