Sunday, 13 March 2011

Coming soon from Revell

As a birthday treat from me (yes, I am a year older!) here's one of my favourite posts to do ~ previewing upcoming fiction!

Enjoy this look at Revell's offerings for later this year. Which ones have you been waiting on?

Hello, Hollywood! by Janice Thompson

Athena Pappas is the head writer on one of the most popular sitcoms in television history. But when Vegas comedian Stephen Cosse is brought in to beef up the show's suddenly sagging ratings, she starts to worry about her
job. Sparks fly as the competition--and attraction--between the two writers heats up. Athena has never had a problem scripting the romances of her characters. So why is her own love life so hard to script?

With humor and a Holly
wood-insider viewpoint, Hello, Hollywood! delivers lots of laughs as the characters discover that not being in control of the plot of their lives might just be the best thing that ever happened to them.

September, 2011

A Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Jaime and C. J. Fitzpatrick began their m
arried life as most couples do--in love and looking forward to a bright future together. But four years later they've drifted apart and are almost ready to call it quits.

Mattie Riehl was hoping to give her husband Sol the Christmas gift they have both longed for--news that a baby was on the way. But as usual, she is disappointed. The holidays bring an acute awareness to Mattie that her dream of a big family isn't likely to become a reality.

Then a winter storm raging outside blows the Fitzpatricks into the Riehl home--and into a much slower pace of life. Can these two couples from different w
orlds help each other understand the true meaning of love this Christmas?

With her trademark plot twists and attention to detail, Suzanne Woods Fisher offers readers a beautiful Christmas story of love, forgiveness, and what truly matters in life.

September, 2011

A Heart Revealed by Julie Lessman

Ten years ago, Emma Malloy fled Dublin for Boston as a battered woman, escaping the husband who scarred her beautiful face. The physical and emotional wounds have faded with time, and her life is finally full of purpose and free from the pain of her past. But when she falls for her friend Charity's handsome and charming brother, Sean O'Connor, fear and shame threaten to destroy her. Could Sean and Emma ever have a future together? Or is Emma doomed to live out the rest of her life denying the only true love she's ever known?

Filled with intense passion and longing, deception and revelation, A Heart Revealed will hold readers in its grip until the very last page.

September, 2011

Deeply Devoted by Maggie Brendan

When Catharine Olsen leaves Holland for America as a mail-order bride, she brings along some extra baggage: two sisters, her mother's set of Blue Willow china, and a tragic past. When she arrives in Cheyenne, Wyoming, she promptly marries Peter Andersen and dreams of starting life over in this rugged land. Peter is kind and patient with Catharine and accommodating to her sisters. His mother, however, is not. When she begins a campaign to sabotage Peter's marriage, Catharine is distraught, worried that her secret past will be discovered. Will her life end up as nothing but broken pieces? Or will these trials make her stronger?

Readers will love negotiating the clash of cultures and class as a highborn European and a Western wheat farmer learn to love one another and trust God with both the past and the future.

September, 2011

Deadly Pursuit by Irene Hannon

As a social worker, Alison Taylor has a passion for protecting children and seeing that justice is served on their behalf. But when she starts getting harassing phone calls and bizarre "gifts," it seems she may be the one in need of protection. When her tormentor's attentions take a violent turn, her brother Cole comes to her aid, along with his new partner, Detective Mitch Morgan. As her relentless stalker turns up the heat, Mitch takes a p

ersonal interest in the case. Protecting Alison has become more than just a job--because his own happiness now depends on keeping her safe.

Chock full of nail-biting suspense and heart-melting romance, Deadly Pursuit is Irene Hannon's storytelling at its very best. Fans old and new will not want to miss the next story in this series starring siblings fighting for justice.

September, 2011

The Christmas Shoppe by Melody Carlson

The small town of Parrish Springs is no
t ready for Matilda Honeycutt. A strange older woman with scraggly gray hair and jewelry that jangles as she walks, Matilda is certainly not the most likely person to buy the old Barton Building on the town's quaint main street. When it becomes apparent that her new shop doesn't fit the expectations of Parrish Springs residents, a brouhaha erupts. After all, Christmas is approaching, and the last thing the town needs is a junky shop run by someone who looks and acts like a gypsy. But as townsfolk venture into the strange store, they discover that old memories can bring new life and healing.

Once again, Melody Carlson delivers a Christmas story that will touch hearts and delight the senses. Sure to be a classic, The Christmas Shoppe is filled with the special magic the best Christmas stories share--that intangible mixture of nostalgia, joy, and a little bit of magic.

September, 2011

A Necessary Deception by Laurie Alice Eakes

When young widow Lady Lydia Gale helps a French prisoner obtain parole, she never dreamed he would turn up in her parlor. But just as the London Season is getting under way, there he is, along with a few other questionable personages. While she should be focused on helping her headstrong younger sister prepare for her entrance

Readers will enjoy being drawn into this world of elegance and intrigue, balls and masquerades. Author Laurie Alice Eakes whisks readers through the drawing rooms of London amid the sound of rustling gowns on this exciting quest to let the past stay in the past and let love guide the future.

October, 2011

The Measure of Katie Calloway by Serena Miller

The Civil War has ended, but in Katie Calloway's Georgia home conflict still rages. To protect herself and her young brother from her violent and unstable husband, she flees north, finding anonymity and sanctuary as the cook in a Northwoods lumber camp. The camp owner, Robert Foster, wonders if the lovely woman he's hired has the grit to survive the never-ending work and harsh conditions of a remote pine forest in winter. Katie wonders if she can keep her past a secret from a man she is slowly growing to love.

With grace and skill, Serena Miller brings to life a bygone era. From the ethereal, snowy forest and the warm cookstove to the rowdy shanty boys and the jagged edges of the saw, every detail is perfectly rendered, transporting the reader back to the time when pine was king, men were made of iron, and rivers were choked with logs on the way to the sawmills. Readers will have a hard time leaving the Northwoods when they turn the last page.

October, 2011


Sara said...

Oh, I'm so looking forward to many of these books! Thompson, Lessman, Hannon and Brendan are some of my favorites. 2011 will be an exciting year. :)

Laura Frantz said...

Happy Birthday, dear Rel! Hope it was filled with good books:) All of these look wonderful and you've done it again, surprising me with more covers I haven't seen! I endorsed Serena's historical and readers are in for a real treat. Rich in historical detail and a wonderfully different setting, it was a pleasure to do so:) Thanks so much for a peek...

Scrappy quilter said...

Happy Birthday Rel. Hope it's a wonderful one. I can't wait to read Julie's new book and a couple of other ones. Now I've said it before, I'll say it again. I need to find more time in my day.

Deborah said...

While I'm looking forward to the majority of these books, I hate to say that this is not Revell's best set of covers. Quite a few look very cut/paste/photoshopped. That being said i really like the cover of the christmas shoppe. Melody Carlon's Christmas covers are always outstanding.

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Hahaha Happy Birthday to you and happy birthday to me, it's not really my b-day but these covers are like presents! I'm really looking forward to Julie's book and Maggie's book but I'm thinking that I'm going to have to add a bunch more to the ol' wishlist after reading this post! Thank you Relz!!

Happy Birthday!

XOXO~ Renee

Amber S. said...

Happy birthday, Rel!!! :D Thanks so much for sharing these covers and blurbs with us--that last one looks especially intriguing, and if Laura likes it then it's got to be good! :)


Rel said...

Sara ~ I agree with you about 2011!

Laura ~ thanks for the birthday wishes but you know what? No one ever buys me books anymore :( They say they can't keep up with what I have - LOL! Thanks for sharing about Serena's book - your recommendation means a lot.

Scrappy Q ~ thank you! I had a lovely day.

Deb ~ yes, you know my thoughts on covers. Would be great to see something out of the box, sometimes.

Renee ~ thanks for the birthday wishes. Happy to share them with you :)

Amber ~ many thanks! I agree with you on Laura's recommendation.

Thanks for your comments - I do love reading them.

Mark said...

happy birthday!

Can't wait for the Irene Hannon book - she is awesome

Joy Tamsin David said...

Happy Birthday Rel!!! Hope it was a good one.

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