Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Coming in mid 2012 from Revell

As promised, I'm back with May to August releases from Revell and would love your thoughts on these novels.

I always enjoy Kathleen and Lorna's (cover to come) books and while I'm looking forward to Irene's story the cover model looks nothing like I imagine Cole Taylor!  I love the simplicity of Eva's cover and the pink high heels on Janice's :)

Any favourites for you?

The Pursuit of Lucy Banning by Olivia Newport

Lucy Banning may live on the exclusive Prairie Avenue among Chicago's rich and famous, but her heart lies elsewhere. Expected to marry an up-and-coming banker from a respected family, Lucy fears she will be forced to abandon her charity work--and the classes she is secretly taking at the newly opened University of Chicago. When she meets an unconventional young architect who is working on plans for the upcoming 1893 World's Fair, Lucy imagines a life lived on her own terms. Can she break away from her family's expectations? And will she ever be loved for who she truly is?

Readers will love being swept away into a world of mansions, secrets, and romance as they follow Lucy through the streets of the Windy City during one of the most exciting times in the city's history. From opulent upper-class homes to the well-worn rooms of an orphanage, Olivia Newport breathes life and romance into the pages of history--and everyone is invited.

May, 2012

The Ride of her Life by Lorna Seilstad

The only man pragmatic Lilly Hart needs in her life is a six year old. Widowed two years ago, Lilly leaves the shelter of her intrusive in-laws' home to stand on her own and provide for her young son by working for the summer as a cook at Lake Manawa. However, her in-laws find that life utterly unsuitable for their grandson, and when a row ensues, a handsome stranger--who designs roller coasters, of all things--intercedes on her behalf. Still, Lilly is not about to get involved with any man, especially this cocky (though charismatic) gentleman. Little does she know she is about to begin the ride of her life.

Filled with delightful characters and the romance of summer, The Ride of Her Life is another supremely entertaining story from the witty Lorna Seilstad. Readers will laugh out loud and sigh contentedly as they spend the summer of 1906 in Lake Manawa.

May, 2012

A Love Forbidden by Kathleen Morgan

Moved by the desire for adventure and a yearning to help the Ute Indians, twenty-year-old Shiloh Wainright impulsively accepts a teaching position at the White River Indian Agency in northwestern Colorado. The new job, however, isn't what she imagined it would be, and Shiloh soon finds herself caught in the cross fire between the Utes, their unyielding Indian Agent, and the unrealistic demands of the US government. Her unexpected encounter with Jesse Blackwater, an embittered half-breed Ute and childhood friend, only complicates matters as they battle their growing feelings for each other amidst the spiraling tensions threatening to explode into a catastrophic Indian uprising.

Set amongst the wilds of the Colorado Rockies in 1879, this is a tale of a forbidden love and a faith tested in the cauldron of intolerance and the harsh realities of life on the untamed frontier. Bestselling author Kathleen Morgan deftly explores themes of mercy, fidelity to one's beliefs despite what others think or do, and compassion for those different from oneself as she plumbs the depths of the human heart and the healing power of God's love.

May, 2012

Waiting for Sunrise by Eva Marie Everson

Life sometimes gets the best of us. For some it's the daily pressures, for others it's the shadows of the past. For Patsy Milstrap, it's both. When she travels to beautiful Cedar Key on Florida's Gulf Coast in search of healing, she never dreams her past will be waiting for her there.

With a large helping of Southern charm, Waiting for Sunrise is a touching story of family, young love, and the need for forgiveness. Author Eva Marie Everson expertly draws out the bittersweet moments of life, weaving them into a tale that envelops the soul.

June, 2012

Mary Magdalene by Diana Wallis Taylor

Long maligned as a prostitute or a woman of questionable reputation, Mary Magdalene's murky story seems lost to the sands of time. Now a portrait of this enigmatic woman comes to life in the hands of an imaginative master storyteller. Diana Wallis Taylor's Mary is a woman devastated by circumstances beyond her control and plagued with terrifying dreams--until she has a life-changing confrontation with the Savior.

Lovers of historical and biblical fiction will find this creative telling of Mary's story utterly original and respectful as it opens their eyes to the redeeming work of Christ in the lives of those who follow him.

June, 2012

The Director's Cut by Janice Thompson

Tia Morales is used to calling the shots. She's the director of the popular sitcom Stars Collide, and her life on set is calculated and orderly. Well, most of the time. But her life outside the studio is another matter. If only she could get her family to behave as well as her stars do! When she starts butting heads with handsome camera operator Jason Harris, it's enough to send a girl over the edge. Will she ever learn to let go and take life--and love--as it comes?

Full of the humor and crazy family dynamics Janice Thompson fans have come to love, this colorful story gives readers an inside look at Hollywood and a healthy dose of romance.

June, 2012

Joy Takes Flight by Bonnie Leon

Kate Evans and Paul Anderson are finally married, settling in, and starting a family. They rejoice when Kate finds she is pregnant, but soon it is clear that there are hurdles ahead. Should she continue in her dangerous profession as an Alaskan bush pilot? Can she really fall into the role of a wife? Then tragedy strikes, life begins to unravel, and Kate fears she may have lost Paul for good.

Chock-full of high-flying adventure, romance, and the drama of life, Joy Takes Flight is the exciting conclusion to Bonnie Leon's Alaskan Skies series.

July, 2012

The Gifted by Ann Gabhart

By 1849, Jessamine Brady has been in the Shaker Village for half her life, but in spite of how she loves her sisters there, she struggles to conform to the strict rules. Instead she entertains dreams of the world outside. When Tristan Cooper seems to step out of those dreams to entice her into the forbidden realm beyond the Shaker Village, her life turns upside down. Will Jessamine be able to survive the storms of the world? Or will she retreat back to the peace of Harmony Hill?

The thousands of loyal fans of Gabhart's Shaker novels will love this entrancing story of learning to trust the gifts God gives us and let him guide us through life.

July, 2012

Lethal Legacy by Irene Hannon

The police say her father's death was suicide. But Kelly Warren says it was murder--and she has new evidence that she believes proves it. Detective Cole Taylor doesn't put much credence in her claim, and nothing in his case review suggests foul play. But when Kelly ends up in the emergency room with a suspicious life-threatening medical condition, the incident strikes him as more than just coincidence. Digging deeper, he discovers she's linked to a long-ago crime. Is history repeating itself? And who wants Kelly silenced?

With her trademark high-intensity action and taut suspense, Irene Hannon closes out her Guardians of Justice series with a story of old grudges and budding romance that is sure to increase her substantial fan base.

August, 2012

The Haven by Suzanne Woods Fisher

When Sadie Lapp steps off the bus in Stoney Ridge after being in Ohio for the winter, she is faced with a decision--one that goes against her very essence. Yet it's the only way she can think of to protect a loved one.

Schoolteacher Gideon Smucker has been crazy about Sadie since boyhood. But his response to her surprising decision undermines his own reputation--and his relationship with Sadie.

College student Will Stoltz is spending the spring at the Lapp farm as a guard for a pair of nesting Peregrine Falcons--courtesy of the Lancaster County Game Warden. Will needs to get his life back on track, but his growing friendship with Sadie threatens his plans.

The lives of these three individuals intertwine, and then unravel as unexpected twists create ripples through the town of Stoney Ridge . . . and through Sadie's heart.

August, 2012

Dying to Read by Lorena McCourtney

Cate Kincaid is just dipping her toe into the world of private investigating until one of the many résumés she has floating around lands her a real job. All she has to do is determine that a particular woman lives at a particular address. Simple, right? When the big and brooding house happens to contain a dead body, this routine PI job turns out to be anything but simple. Is Cate in over her head?

Readers will be hooked from the very first chapter of this fast-paced and witty romantic mystery from bestselling and award-winning author Lorena McCourtney.

August, 2012


Gill - That British Woman said...

lots and lots of good reading to come, I am especially looking forward to the Irene Hannon book...

Gill in Canada

Deborah said...

ahhhhhhhhh FINALLY! a new book from Lorena McCourtney!!! The girl on the cover of Olivia Newport's book, looks like Olivia Wilde. And I love the dress. TBH not a fan of Mary magdalene, she looks too Caucasian....

Amish books look all the same. As for the rest, I'll probably just read them all regardless of the cover.

Jackie S. said...

I am especially interested in the books by Lorna and Eva! I am a new your blog and appreciate what you do! Thanks!!

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Dying to Read--love that title! I can't wait for Kathleen's book. I loved the first book in the series!

XOXO~ Renee C.

Ann Shorey said...

Can't wait to read Lorena's new book! So glad to see her with Revell.

Katie McCurdy said...

Have I ever told you, Rel, that these posts are my FAVORITE!! I just LOVE to look at the new covers to upcoming books. Wow, and these last two posts were great. How awesome!

Next year can't come soon enough!! ;-)

Jenny said...

Another member of Lorena's fan club here! Can't wait for her book.

Others that intrigue me...The Pursuit of Lucy Banning and Waiting for Sunrise.

Thanks for sharing, Rel...I love these posts as well. =)

Laura Frantz said...

I'm with Katie - these posts are among my favorites:) Just beautiful. I've only seen Lorna's and love it. LOVE the title at top - The Pursuit... Oh my, guess I'm up next time;) Bless you, Rel.

Nicole said...

Waiting for Sunrise has a lovely cover but I read the first Cedar Key novel and its cover really didn't pertain or allude to the story, and the story itself was not my favorite.

The Pursuit of Lucy Banning is a gorgeous cover for readers of historicals - which I'm not.

Like Director's Cut and might even read that one. Don't like the cover of Dying to Read but will probably read the book.

All the rest are typical historical covers.

Lorna said...

Thanks you, Rel, for including mine even though the cover isn't quite ready yet. It's a fun one, I promise!

I'm very anxious to read them all, but I really like Olivia's. That cover is gorgeous! And I really like the cover model they used for Ann Gabhart's THE GIFTED. She's very pretty and the colors all work well on the cover.

Sally Bradley said...

Olivia Newport's book didn't interest me (never heard of her and the cover is good but not unique) until I read it's set in historical Chicago. Yay! I'm from there and love the history of Chicago. Putting it on my must read list. Can't wait!

Hope you and are you family are doing well.

Rel said...

Gill ~ yes, some good reading to come! I'm looking forward to Irene's book to but trying not to be distracted by the guy on the cover - he is just not Cole to me - LOL!

Deb ~ Mary Magdalene looks too young for me! I just picture her as more experienced in life so imagine her not so young looking :)

Jackie ~ welcome! Thanks for your encouragement :)

Renee ~ the title is fabulous, isn't it?!

Ann ~ yes, I read Lorena's Palisades romances in the early 90s. Good to see her back again.

Katie ~ thank you! I love posting them and seeing everyone's enthusiasm over new books :)

Jenny ~ hey, girl! I remember you being a Lorena fan :)

Laura ~ yes, you will be up next. CAN. NOT. WAIT! Hope they do an RCA lookalike ;-D

Nicole ~ always appreciate your comments. Love your honesty, my friend :)

Lorna ~ your covers are so fun! I'll post it as soon as it is available :)

Sally ~ Revell's website says Olivia Newport is a pen name for two writers but her website only shows one author so it is a bit mysterious ;-) Thanks for asking after the family - we are doing okay!

Debra E. Marvin said...

Oh my gosh.
I want one. All.
well, I also mean I want to see my own book up here someday from Revell. Such gorgeous covers and the storylines AWESOME!

Casey said...

LOVE Olivia Newport's novel. I'm seeing new names and several favorites. Can't wait to see what Lorna's cover is!!

Beth K. Vogt said...

That was a fun peek at upcoming reads. Kathleen Morgan's book caught my attention, as did Janice Thompson's.

Rel said...

Debra ~ they are all tempting, aren't they? ;-D

Casey ~ Love Lorna's covers so I'm with you. It will be fun to see!

Beth ~ glad you found some to catch your eye :)

Ann H. Gabhart said...

What fun to see all the new books to come! Thanks for adding my book, The Gifted, to the mix. It may be my last full length Shaker novel for a while. We'll see.

All the books look very tempting and isn't it great to have so many choices?

Mark said...

looking forward to the Irene Hannon book, love her books

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