Sunday, 25 September 2011

Coming in early 2012 from Abingdon Press

Abingdon Press have a great range of titles releasing in February and March, 2012 so enjoy checking them out.  I'm particularly looking forward to Shelley Gray's second non-Amish historical novel (my review of A Texan's Promise coming soon) and Margaret Daley's romantic suspense.

How about you?  Any take your fancy?!

Before the Scarlet Dawn by Rita Gerlach

In 1775, Hayward Morgan, a young gentleman destined to inherit his father’s estate in Derbyshire, England, captures the heart of the local vicar’s daughter, Eliza Bloome. Her dark beauty and spirited ways are not enough to win him, due to her station in life.

Circumstances throw Eliza in Hayward’s path, and they flee to America to escape the family conflicts. But as war looms, it's a temporary reprieve. Hayward joins the revolutionary forces and what follows is a struggle for survival, a test of faith, and the quest to find lasting love in an unforgiving wilderness.

February, 2012

Honor Redeemed by Loree Lough

Highly skilled Search and Rescue (SAR) team leader, Honor Mackenzie, works almost as hard at guarding the dark secrets of her past as she does when training SAR dogs. As for widowed Sun reporter Matt Phillips, not even his former SAR work is as important as protecting his ten-year-old twin boys.

When a jumbo jet crashes outside Baltimore one cold night, their respective jobs put them face-to-face at the grisly scene--and force Matt and Honor to reconsider the difficult decisions that resulted in their long-standing "single forever" status.

As Matt tries to come to terms with his feelings for Honor, he gets word that she hasn’t reported in since starting the search for a missing child. Reverting to his SAR training, Matt leads the search team as a vicious winter storm bears down on the area. Will he find her in time? And if he does, will they find their way back to each other or go back to living life alone?

February, 2012

River's Call by Melody Carlson

Anna Larson's daughter, Lauren, is confused, brokenhearted, and misguided. It's the turbulent 1960s and feeling alienated from her mother, Lauren chooses to stay with her paternal grandmother. However, repelled by the woman's manipulative and spiteful ways, Lauren returns to her mother, the river, and the Inn at Shining Waters.

There, Lauren begins to appreciate the person her mother is becoming - and she loves the river. However, her mother's romantic interest throws a wrench into the works and Lauren, jealous and angry, returns to her grandmother yet again.

But as time passes, and Lauren, now a mother to her own defiant teenager, faces a new crisis, one that puts the entire family at risk.

February, 2012

Downtown Green by Judy Christie

When the short bypass around Green opens with much fanfare, downtown dries up faster than cement on the roadway. Businesses close and the hospital becomes a clinic. Mayor Eva must decide whether to sell her historic store or close it. The Holey Moley Antique Mall seems less like a dream and more like a nightmare. While the road is progress to some, it seems to be leading Green toward a national trend--a town that is merely a shadow of itself.

With the town going backwards, Lois is both intrigued and jealous when a fellow business owner come up with a strategy to save Green. But can his plan rescue the town from the path it’s on?

March, 2012

Saving Hope by Margaret Daley

When a teenager goes missing from the Beacon of Hope School, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan and school director Kate Winslow are forced into a dangerous struggle against a human trafficking organization. But the battle brings dire consequences as Wyatt's daughter is terrorized and Kate is kidnapped.

Now it's personal, and Wyatt finds both his faith and investigative skills challenged as he fights to discover the mastermind behind the ring before evil destroys everyone he loves.

March, 2012


A Texan's Honor by Shelley Gray

Texas, 1874. Years ago, Will McMillan had fought in the open, next to his Captain, Clayton Proffitt. Now he’s waging another war undercover, pretending to be a member of the notorious Walton Gang.

But when a hostage situation goes awry and an innocent woman is in the middle of the fray, Will knows he must protect her no matter what happens. Even if his cover is blown. Even if they risk being killed by his gang or by the lawmen on their trail. Even if the woman he’s risking everything for will never love him back.

March, 2012

Hearts That Survive by Yvonne Lehman

On April 15, 1912, Lydia Beaumont is on her way to a new life with a boundless hope in love and faith. Her new friendship with Caroline Chadwick is bonded even more as they plan Lydia’s wedding on board the “grandest ship ever built.” Then both women suffer tragic losses when the “unsinkable” Titanic goes down. Can each survive the scars the disaster left on their lives?

Decades later, Alan Morris feels like a failure until he discovers he is the descendant of an acclaimed, successful, heroic novelist who went down with the Titanic. Will he find his identity with the past, or will he listen to Joanna Bettencourt, Caroline’s granddaughter, who says inner peace and success come only with a personal relationship with the Lord?

Will those who survived and their descendants be able to find a love more powerful than their pain?

March, 2012

The Dog That Talked To God by Jim Kraus

A wonderfully quirky, heart-breaking, heart-warming and thought-provoking story of a woman's dog who not only talks to her, he talks to God.

Recently widowed Mary Fassler has no choice except to believe Rufus, the miniature schnauzer, who claims to speak to the Divine.

The question is: Will Mary follow the dog's advice, and leave everything she knows and loves? Is this at the urging of God? Or is it something else? Will Mary risk it all or ignore the urgings of her own heart?

March, 2012


Kaye Dacus said...

Oh, my goodness---I CAN'T WAIT for The Dog that Talked to God. I heard a little more in-depth about the story from Abingdon editor Ramona Richards at the ACFW conference this weekend, and I immediately came home and pre-ordered it!!!

Jenny said...

Jim's book does look intriguing. Looking forward to the books by Yvonne Lehman, Margaret Daley, Judy Christie, and Shelley Shepard Gray.

I love the bottom part of Shelley's cover but would have done something different with the top...and I noticed the cowboy in silhouette on Margaret's cover has a moustache! There are definitely not enough moustaches in Christian fiction! *grin*

Julie J. said...

Posts like these rank pretty high among my favorite types. However, my pocketbook is pretty empty now! I'm really looking forward to Rita Gerlach's and Shelley Shepard Gray's newest releases!

Thanks for a heads up! Maybe Christmas will be good to me this year as I've added most of these to my wish list on Amazon!

Rel said...

Kaye - I love that Jim's book looks like something completely different to the usual CF fare - sounds like it will be :)

Jenny - Yep, I'm with you. I would have preferred the face not to be there at all. Love the colours and the train. And the 'tache ~ you are a fan of a hairy lip, are you? My hubby has a goatee to it works for me ;-D

Julie - these books are a great buy if you preorder from! My coming soon posts are always amoung my most read posts, so you are not alone :)

Thanks for sharing, gals - love it!

Christy said...

I may have to pick up The Dog that Talked to God just for curiosity's sake alone. In love with that cute doggie on the cover! :o)

Jenny said...

I wonder how many Titanic books will be out next year since it will be the 100th anniversary of the sinking. Other than Yvonne, both Tricia Goyer (By the Light of the Silvery Moon)and Mindy Starns Clark (Echoes of Titanic) have books coming out in March 2012.

Yes I am a fan of the hairy lip! LOL! I have only seen pictures of my dad without one as he's had his for almost 45 yrs. My hubby has one and has only shaved it off twice in the last 20 yrs...much to my chagrin since he looks about 15 without it. *eek*

Goatees aren't bad as long as they're on the right fella! =)

Laetitia :-) said...

Seem to be a few of us who want to read the Dog book. :-)

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