Friday, 14 May 2010

Coming soon from Abingdon Press

I posted a while back with some of Abingdon's late 2010 releases and here are some more for your enjoyment!

Click on the links to preorder or learn more about the author.

Always the Baker Never the Bride by Sandra D Bricker

Thirty-six-year-old Emma Rae Travis has been baking specialty cakes and melt-in-your-mouth pastries at The Backstreet Bakery in historic Roswell, just outside of Atlanta, for the last six years. But here’s the rub about her job as a baker … Emma is diabetic. When she tastes her creations, it can only be in the most minute portions. Emma is considered an artisan for the stunning crème brulee w
edding cake that won her the Passionate Palette Award last year, but she’s never even had one full slice of it.

When Jackson Drake hears about this local baker who has won a prestigious award for her wedding cake artistry, he tells his assistant to be sure and include her in the pastry tastings scheduled at his new wedding destination hotel the following week. And for Jackson, that particular day has started out badly with two workmen trapped in a broken elevator and a delivery of several dozen 300-thread-count bed linens in the wrong size abandoned in the lobby. But when the arrogant baker he met a week prior in Roswell
stumbles into the dining room with a platter of pastries and a bucketful of orders, he knows for certain: It’s going to be a really rotten day.

Can these two ill-suited players master the high-wire act and make a go of their new business venture?
Or will they take each other crashing downward, without a net? And will the surprise wedding at The Tanglewood be theirs?

Goodness Gracious Green by Judy Christie

Will Lois Barker put down roots in Green . . . or will small-town life be too tough?

The charming and uncertain journalist is delighted with her decision to keep The Green News-Item and excited about the possibility of romance with her good-looking catfish farmer/coach neighbor—and the growth of her fresh faith and friendships.

Her second year in Green has scarcely been rung in, though, before Lois is wrung out. The former owners of the paper want it back. The mayor’s dog bites her on the face. A series of fires threaten Lois. And while her friends blossom, Lois feels wilted.

Charlotte Figg Takes Over Paradise by Joyce Magnin

Newly widowed Charlotte Figg purchases a double-wide trailer sight unseen and moves to the Paradise Trailer Park with her dog Lucky. Unfortunately, neither the trailer nor Paradise are what Charlotte expected. Her trailer is a ramshackle old place in need of major repair, and the people of Paradise are harboring more secrets than Bayer has aspirin. Charlotte’s new friend Rose Tattoo learns that Charlotte played softball and convinces her to rally the women of Paradise into a team. Reluctant at first, Charlotte warms to the notion and is soon coaching the Paradise Angels. Meanwhile, Charlotte discovers that the manager of Paradise, Fergus Wrinkel, abuses his wife Suzy. Charlotte sets out to find a way to save Suzy from Fergus and in the process comes to a difficult realization about her own painful marriage.

Valeria's Cross by Kathi Macias & Susan Wales

In the 3rd century, pampered Roman princess Valeria falls in love with Mauritius, captain of the Theban Legion. She sends him off to battle, where he suffers under the schemes of a notorious pagan general with an ambition for power a
nd a lust for Valeria.

In a scene based on true even
ts, the evil Galerius kills Mauritius and his entire legion for their Christian faith. And in a shocking turn of events, the grieving Valeria is forced to become Galerius’ wife against her will. Never has a marriage been set up for such failure.

Valeria loathes her new husband, but he seems to undergo a change of heart, adopting a child for her and giving her power and authority, and even love. She struggles with the commitment she knows she must keep, and the love she knows she will never find again.
September, 2010

The Voyage of Promise by Kay Marshall Strom

Slavers burst into Grace Winslow's life with guns blazing and tear her family apart forever. She watches in anguish
as her husband is led in chains aboard a tightly packed slave ship bound for America.

An old enemy has a more sinister plan for Grace and prepares her for a different kind of servitude in London. But Grace will not be enslaved. And she will not give up on the man she loves. In her determination to be reunited with her husband, she finds God reaching out to her.

October, 2010


Jenny B. Jones said...

Those are some cute covers!

Juju at Tales of said...

The first 3 are positively adorable covers :)

Anonymous said...

The covers for Always the Baker Never the Bride Valeria's Cross are lovely.

Sara said...

The baker one sounds so cute! It's going to be added to my reading list ASAP.

Rel said...

I love the cake :) Reminds me of Sandra Byrd's covers for her Lexi Stuart books - yum!

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

Love, love, love the cover of Sandra Bricker's book! Yum! It sounds really good.

I wonder if The Voyage of Promise will be like reading one of MaryLu's books? It sounds pretty good, too.

Thanks bunches, Rel! :)

Carole said...

I'm liking the books Abingdom Press is putting out, Rel. I recently read The Call of Zulina, #1 in Strom's Grace in Africa series and it was excellent. I wouldn't compare her to MaryLu, though. This series is about the slave trade in the late 1700s and has good depth. It really made me think.

Thanks for always posting upcoming releases, Rel!

Ausjenny said...

I cant wait for Voyage of Promise. This is a great series.

also looking forward to goodness gracious green.

so many good books coming out how are we to keep up with them all????

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