Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Coming in October/November 2010 from Revell

Hold onto your hats, everyone...Julie Lessman is back with her highly anticipated new series with A Hope Undaunted, sassy cover and all ;-)

Revell have a stunning lineup once again from historical romance to contemporary suspense. I love a number of these covers and am so looking forward to Julie, Lynette and Sarah's books as well as the others.

I'd love to know your thoughts on covers, storylines, which ones appeal to you and more!


A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman

The 1920s are drawing to a close, and feisty Katie O'Connor is the epitome of the new woman--smart and sassy with goals for her future that include the perfect husband and a challenging career in law. Her boyfriend Jake fits all of her criteria for a husband--good-looking, well-connected, wealthy, and head-over-heels in love with her. But when she is forced to spend the summer of 1929 with Luke McGee, the bane of her childhood existence, Katie comes face to face with a choice.

Will she follow her well-laid plans to marry Jake? Or will she fall for the man she swore to despise forever?

A Hope Undaunted is the engrossing first book in the Winds of Change series from popular author Julie Lessman. Readers will thrill at the highly charged romance in this passionate story.

September, 2010


A Memory Between Us by Sarah Sundin

Major Jack Novak has never failed to meet a challenge--until he meets army nurse Lieutenant Ruth Doherty. When Jack lands in the army hospital after a plane crash, he makes winning Ruth's heart a top priority mission. But he has his work cut out for him. Not only is Ruth focused on her work in order to support her orphaned siblings back home, she carries a shameful secret that keeps her from giving her heart to any man. Can Jack break down her defenses? Or are they destined to go their separate ways?

A Memory Between Us is the second book in the Wings of Glory series, which follows the three Novak brothers, B-17 bomber pilots with the US Eighth Air Force stationed in England during World War II.

September, 2010



Making Waves by Lorna Seilstad

When spunky Marguerite Westing discovers that her family will summer at Lake Manawa in 1895, she couldn't be more thrilled. It is the perfect way to escape her agonizingly boring suitor, Roger Gordon. It's also where she stumbles upon two new loves: sailing, and sailing instructor Trip Andrews. But this summer of fun turns to turmoil as her father's gambling problems threaten to ruin the family forever.

Will free-spirited Marguerite marry Roger to save her father's name and fortune? Or will she follow her heart--even if it means abandoning the family she loves?

Author Lorna Seilstad's fresh and entertaining voice will whisk readers away to a breezy lakeside summer holiday. Full of sharp wit and blossoming romance, Making Waves is the first book in the Lake Manawa Summers series.

September, 2010


The House on Malcolm Street by Leisha Kelly

It is the autumn of 1920 and Leah Breckenridge is desperate to find a way to provide for her young daughter. After losing her husband and infant son in an accident, she is angry at God and fearful about the future. Finding refuge in a boardinghouse run by her late husband's aunt, Leah's heart begins the slow process of mending. Is it the people who surround her--or perhaps this very house--that reach into her heart with healing?

Delightful, realistic characters and skilled writing make The House on Malcolm Street a treasure. Leisha Kelly's fans and new readers alike will find this simple story about the complexities of life an engrossing read.

September, 2010





The Waiting by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Jorie King has been waiting for Benjamin Zook to return home to Lancaster County so they can marry. When news arrives that Ben has been killed, Jorie finds comfort in the friendship of his brother Caleb. That friendship ripens into love, and it seems that they are meant to be together. But when Ben surfaces at a nearby hospital, their worlds are turned upside down once more.

Will Jorie return to her first love? Or will she trust God to lead her into the arms of a different man?

A multifaceted story about complex people living the simple life, The Waiting is the second book in the Lancaster County Secrets series. Readers will find themselves transported into the world of the Amish and deeply invested in these wonderful characters.

October, 2010




Emily's Chance by Sharon Gillenwater

Emily Rose may be in the tiny West Texas town of Callahan Crossing for the moment, but it's just a rung on her ladder to success. Her work at the Callahan Crossing historical society will look good on her ever-growing resume as she attempts to break into the prestigious world of a big city museum curator. Little does she know cowboy and contractor Chance Callahan has decided that he can convince her to stay--both with the town and with him. As he helps Emily restore the town's history after a devastating fire, he also helps her uncover her own hidden worth and the value of love.

The second book in The Callahans of Texas series, Emily's Chance is a heartwarming story of letting love take the lead. Readers will come away wishing they lived in Callahan Crossing.

October, 2010




Don't Look Back by Lynette Eason

Twelve years ago, forensic anthropologist Jamie Cash survived a brutal kidnapping, torture, and rape. After years of therapy, she has made a life for herself--though one that is haunted by memories of her terrifying past. She finally lets herself get close to a man, FBI agent Dakota Richards, when signs start appearing that point to one frightening fact--her attacker is back and ready to finish the job he started all those year ago.

Can she escape his grasp a second time? And will she ever be able to let down her guard enough to find true love?

Filled with heart-stopping suspense, gritty realism, and a touch of romance, Don't Look Back is the second book in the Women of Justice series. Readers will be hooked from the beginning, finding that once you are in Lynette Eason's world, you're trapped until you turn the very last page.

October, 2010



Christmas at Harringtons by Melody Carlson

Christmas is approaching, and Lena Markham finds herself penniless, friendless, and nearly hopeless. She is trying to restart her life after false accusations landed her in prison, but job opportunities are practically nonexistent.

When a secondhand red coat unexpectedly lands her a job as Mrs. Santa at a department store, Lena finally thinks her luck is changing. But can she keep her past a secret?

This tender story about fresh starts will charm readers as all of Melody Carlson's Christmas offerings do. Full of redemption and true holiday spirit, Christmas at Harrington's will be readers' newest Christmas tradition.

October, 2010

13 comments:

Deborah said...

well I want everything. I've never read anything by Leisha Kelley. Have you?

The cover of Julie's book, the girl reminds me of Jane Krawkowki from 30 Rock. I really like the cover of Making Waves...except for the girl's expression. But the rest of the cover looks beautiful.

Rel said...

I've read Leisha Kelly's Tahn series which she wrote as LA Kelly - a fantasy/medieval series which I really enjoyed.

Julie Lessman said...

Whoo-hoo, Rel, what a lineup, eh??? I can't wait to get my hands on these books. Love all the covers, but especially like the titles and covers for Making Waves and A Memory Between Us, but then I tend to be a historical romance freak ... :)

Thanks for the "highly anticipated" remark on Undaunted. All I know is that it's "highly anticipated" for me because it's my favorite book so far ... ;)

Hugs,
Julie

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

YAY! I can't wait for October/November!

I love Julie's and Sharon's covers, but the others are really great, too. :D

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Hahaha the girl does look a little sick on the cover of Making Waves...maybe seasick? :-P It's still a pretty cover though! Every single one of these books are getting added to my wishlist! Thank you for sharing them!

XOXO~ Renee

Sarah Sundin said...

I may be biased, but Revell rocks! I can't wait to read all of these. How many more hours can I carve from my day?

Ausjenny said...

love the covers. I love Melody Carlsons cover. I love her christmas books.

Ann Shorey said...

Wow, they all sound wonderful. I love all of these authors. Good to see a new book from Leisha Kelly--I enjoy the way she tells stories.

Laura Frantz said...

Rel, You always delight with these book covers:) All are beautiful and I'm particularly taken with Sarah's! And the expression on the heroine's face for Making Waves is just priceless:) Bless you for these!

Amy said...

I'm dying to read Julie's of course. I'm not a huge fan of faces on covers to be honest, but we'll see how it all works out!

Kim said...

Once again...making me drool! Everything looks so exciting!!

Rebecca Herman said...

I like the look of several of these historicals. Revell always has lovely covers for their historicals.

scrappy quilter said...

Wow what a great list. Julie Lessman would be my first pick. Can't wait until fall.

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