Sunday, 18 March 2012

Coming in late 2012 from Thomas Nelson

Looks like readers are in for a treat with these late 2012 releases from Thomas Nelson (check out their new look website).

I can't wait to read Jim Rubart's book and William Sirls' sounds fascinating.  Always love Denise's books although the cover is disappointing.  

The covers for The Reason, Soul's Gate, The Spirit Well and If We Survive are terrific ~ I just wish we would see something different for the books aimed at women.  I certainly in the demographic for those books but I'm one who would like a little cover variety!!  That said, I love the winter aspect of Dorothy's cover.

What are your thoughts on the cover art below?

The Reason by William Sirls

In a small town in Michigan, lightning strikes the cross outside a church and a brilliant young doctor, Macey Lewis, wants to help. When she recruits a volunteer carpenter, strange things start to happen.

Dr. Lewis's colleague, Dr. Zachary Norman, is a staunch atheist trying to understand how the carpenter repaired the cross so quickly. But the only explanation goes against everything he ever believed.

Four-year-old Alex Thomas is diagnosed with leukemia, and his mother has been told she must do only one thing for her son to be made well.

James Lindy, a blind minister, leads this motley crew in their struggle to see by faith—and to discover if the carpenter is the reason these strange things are happening.

September, 2012

Who can unlock the mystery of a map that spans history and alternate realities?

Kit Livingstone stumbled upon a powerful ley line inside the Bone House that transported him to an almost magical place: the Well of Souls. While there, he witnessed Arthur Flinders-Petrie, the Man Who Is Map, carry his dead wife into a pool of light and emerge with her alive again. Could the location of this place be the secret so jealously guarded by the Skin Map?

Archaeologist Cassandra Clarke is suddenly transported from a deserted canyon in Arizona to a busy street in Damacus, circa 1950. Through circumstances too precise to be coincidental she arrives at the door of the Zetetic Society—the Seekers—and is asked to join their quest to track down Cosimo Livingstone and his grandson Kit. But joining their cause is the last thing Cass plans to do.

Meanwhile, Douglas Flinders-Petrie—great-grandson of Arthur—ruthlessly pursues the map. Livid that his father withheld it from him, he is determined to find and keep whatever treasure the map holds for himself.

From the Stone Age to the Well of Souls, from medieval Oxford to modern-day Spain, from the pyramids of Egypt to an ancient shrine in China, the race continues for a prize beyond all imagining.

September, 2012

An unplanned pregnancy. An absent father. Does love really endure all things?

Danielle Kent is 18, pregnant, and hopeful that the child’s father—Aaron Lapp—will want to marry her and provide the life she’s always dreamed of. Even though Aaron is Old Order Amish, Danielle knows that he wants to leave his community for a life outside of the district. But then
Aaron tells Danielle that he doesn’t love her—that a wife and baby don’t fit into his plans.

Levi Detweiler has enjoyed an unlikely friendship with Danielle for nearly a year, though they have little in common. He’s Amish, and she won’t even discuss God. When Danielle becomes pregnant with Aaron’s child, Levi is sure that Aaron will do the right thing and marry Danielle. When that doesn’t happen, God calls on Levi to marry her. It doesn’t make sense, and it means that Levi will have to leave his home in the Old Order community to make a life for himself, Danielle, and the baby. Levi seeks God's will in a situation that seems impossible—knowing that only by faith are all things are possible.

October, 2012

Annie refuses to fall for a sweet-talking cowboy. But when her boss throws her a curveball, there's only one person who can help.

Annie Stevens is the premier horse trainer in Moose Creek, Montana, and writes a horse advice column to help put her little sister through college and to support her young nephew. Money's tight, so when the vexing Dylan Dawson needs assistance with a blinded horse, it's not easy to turn down the extra cash. But turn it down she must, for her own sanity.

Then Annie's editor tells her she must change her column to a lovelorn column. Annie—who's never been in love—knows she needs help fast. And no one is more qualified for the job, unfortunately, than the smooth-talking, lady-charming Dylan Dawson.

Tension builds as they work together on both projects. As Annie's life begins falling apart around her, she realizes she needs to let God have control, and she fights to put aside her prejudice toward cowboys—no easy task with Dylan's unwavering attention. The last thing she needs is to fall for a man who would only break her heart. And she knows he will because that is the trouble with cowboys.

October, 2012

Darkness Rising by Lis Wiehl with Pete Nelson

The evil that's in East Salem is no longer content to hide in the shadows. The stakes—and the darkness—are rising.

Dani Harris thought there wasn't much left that could surprise her after serving as a forensic psychiatrist in East Salem. And Tommy Gunderson has faced few challenges in his life that he couldn't overcome by either physical strength or his celebrity status. But as they race to uncover what's really happening behind the high walls of St. Adrian's Academy, it becomes clear that supernatural forces have been at work here for generations. And now their focus is on making sure Dani and Tommy don't interfere.

When the unseen becomes seen, faith is the only weapon strong enough to fight in a battle involving not only murder and betrayal—but angels and demons.
Hope remains, but the darkness is rising.

October, 2012

When her nieces and nephews fall victim to their alcoholic father's mistakes, Susanna Hanby vows to rescue them.

In 1875, Susanna Hanby travels to her sister’s Ohio farm—but no one is there. Her sister’s alcoholic husband claims that she has run off and dumped their six children at the county orphanage, and he doesn’t care. Desperate to keep the family together, Susanna seeks help from
her uncle Will in Westerville.

Johann Giere is heir to a thriving German-American brewery in Columbus. When he helps a saloon owner take beer to Westerville, Johann expects a fight between the new saloon and the driest town in America. He doesn’t expect to meet Susanna, a pretty temperance crusader who wins his sympathy. The small town erupts in gunpowder and fire, but Johann vows to help
Susanna rescue her nieces and nephews. Susanna grows to admire him even as she detests his business. He finds her lovelier with every passing day, until they both face an impossible choice between passion and principle.

Lovelier than Daylight is a novel of faith and grace inspired by the real Hanby family of Ohio and
their role in the Westerville Whiskey Wars.

November, 2012

Well Spring is a place where God is seen more clearly. But how will the newest visitors respond?

Reece Roth has done astonishing things through God's power. He's seen visions. Walked through walls. Been instantly transported thousands of miles across the country. And battled for the freedom of others' souls.

But that was thirty years ago. Before his wife and daughter were destroyed by the enemy. Before he
locked his calling in the basement of his soul and melted down the key. Now Reece must step out of the shadows because the time of the prophecy has come. A prophecy about four who will change the world, about four Reece has been chosen to train--before his time on Earth runs out.

At Well Spring Ranch, Reece tries to lead each of them into the destiny God has planned and show them the spiritual world around them with stunning clarity. And they'll try to learn how to step into the supernatural as powerfully as anyone in the Bible did--and find freedom as the darkest wounds of their souls are healed.

But the evil one has a destiny for these four as well and he'll stop at nothing to keep them from
being set from and from setting others on the path to true freedom.

November, 2012

What do you do when a mission trip suddenly leaves you caught in the middle of a revolution?

Will Peterson is part of a mission team that has traveled to Costa Verde to rebuild the wall of a school. It's been a great trip—until a revolution breaks out just before they board their plane to go home.

But then it becomes a desperate race to escape: from a firing squad, from savage animals in the depths of the jungle, from prison cells and revolutionaries with machine guns.

One of the girls is showing Will amazing things about what it means to be truly fearless. And one of the guys has the makings of a real hero. None of them will go home the same. If they only survive.

November, 2012

Sophie has spent a lifetime guarding her heart and a long-held secret. It will take all of her courage to speak the truth and embrace the future God has planned for her.

The year is 1886, and Sophie Robillard returns to Hickory Ridge, Tennessee, after living in Texas for 15 years as the ward of Ada and Wyatt Caldwell. Now that the town's population has exploded, her intention is to reopen the long-defunct newspaper office that so captivated her when she was still an orphan. The rejection she experienced as a child because of her mixed parentage has left deep scars that she hopes can be healed by succeeding in this new venture.

Ethan Heyward was uprooted from his home as a boy following an unspeakable tragedy. Horace Blakely, a millionaire businessman, took Ethan under his wing and eventually put him in charge of the construction and opening of Blue Smoke resort in Hickory Ridge.

They meet when Sophie arrives at Blue Smoke to interview Ethan for her newspaper. As their
attraction deepens, each hides a secret that, if revealed, could end their relationship.

December, 2012

What does it mean for a middle-class church to offer the broken, the hungry, and the wounded an invitation to come to the table?

Kat has found a way to channel her enthusiasm for radical Christianity in a practical way: starting a food pantry at the church.

But as Kat watches the way Edesa Baxter relates to the wider needs of those seeking assistance—spiritual as well as physical and practical—she begins to see that the people coming to the food pantry are hungry and thirsty for more than just food and drink. She's beginning to see
the deep significance of inviting people to come to the table as a community of God's people. But when the church asks someone else to run the food pantry—Kat's pet project!—and that same someone also seems to have her heart set on the same guy who has captured Kat's attention, she must begin to ask herself some serious questions. What does God require of her when it comes to fellowship and sacrifice?

December, 2012

A Recipe for Hope—Eve Bender and her family are forced to move in with her parents for two months while the house is being repaired. Not an easy task—loading up husband and three teenage boys in their rumschpringe to grandma and grandpa’s house. Eve and Benjamin have been raising their children according to the Ordnung, but they’ve also allowed some liberties that Eve is certain will create some friction. Can peace reside in this house of old and new?

A Spoonful of Love—Hannah King is determined to prove that she can run the Paradise Inn Bed & Breakfast and take care of her parents without anyone else’s help. But when Stephen Esh, a bachelor from Sugarcreek, Ohio, comes to stay, can Hannah see past her stubbornness to find true love brewing in her kitchen?

A Taste of Grace— Amish herbalist, Deborah "Fern" Zook knows that life began in a garden; she just wishes God would plant a suitable man in her life. When the handsome and brooding Abram Fisher arrives at her door with a sick child in his arms, it seems as though Fern has gotten her wish, but how do two different personalities entwine to grow a faithful love?

December, 2012

How do you find your place in the world?

Tired of watching her father flit from one wife to another and having formed a true bond with her most recent stepmother, Natalia decides to move with her from Spain to Florida when the divorce papers are finalized.

There are a couple things Natalia knows for sure: 1) She's being groomed to take over her father's international business. Success is expected. 2) There is no such thing as true love. Just look at her father. 3) Her stepmother's faith is real. And Natalia wants more of it.

Being in a new place, though, has a way of challenging one's preconceived notions. Natalia is still searching but before it's over, she hopes to discover right where she belongs.

December, 2012


Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

I actually really really love the covers for the suspense novels but I'm with you although the covers for the romances are pretty I would love to see something different. Dorothy's book DOES have the great winter scene which you don't see often enough. Thanks for posting Rel! :-)

XOXO~ Renee C.

Nicole said...

Every Perfect Gift is a lovely cover for its genre. Me? I wonder why this beautiful woman in a stunning dress with short sleeves is standing out in the snow with only a muff and gloves. ???

Look forward to James Rubart's novel. Like the cover except for the odd white font of the title. Detracts from the cover art.

I think If We Survive would have been better without the people on the cover.

right where I belong is a good cover for what the copy reveals.

Out of all these selections Jim's is the only one that interests me.

Keli Gwyn said...

I'm a big historical romance fan and am looking forward to Rosslyn's upcoming release. I've read her first book and was quite impressed. I've not her second and moved it near the top of my TBR mountain.

Keli Gwyn said...

Um, I've got Rosslyn's book. (These itsy bitsy letters in the comment box are a challenge for this reading-glasses wearing dinosaur at times. =)

Casey said...

I actually think Denise's cover is kind of cute. The cowboy is a bit scruffy...

I do agree with you though, women's covers are starting to all have the same style and taste. They look great! But nothing is making them stand out from each other on a large level.

Exciting that Jim Rubart is writing for TN. I'll have a chance to review one now. ;-)

LOVE the cover of Love's book. Wow, that one makes me stop and stare. :)

Nicole said...

Adding on: I'm likin' The Reason too. ;)

Christy said...

I think Every Perfect Gift is the prettiest cover of the whole series...very excited to read the last one!

Also eager to read Beth's newest. Interesting to see hair down on an Amish cover with the kapp in her hand...not the norm.

Marianne said...

Will be waiting for these to come out. Thanks for posting them. i know it took a lot of effort on your part, and you did a great job

Diana Flowers said...

Love Dorothy and Beth's covers! AND Beth's storyline sounds intriguing...not your typical Amish book! Do not care for a few of the other covers or plots. Looks like we have alot to look forward to this fall, from several different publishing companies! Thank you for sharing this with us, Rel!

Mark said...

thanks for sharing..... can't wait to read the James Rubart and Andrew Klavan ones

Mark said...

thanks for sharing..... can't wait to read the James Rubart and Andrew Klavan ones

Jenny said...

Looks like lots of good ones in this bunch. My wish list thanks you. ;)

I'll agree that Denise's books are always good, but this cover doesn't seem to be as vibrant as the other two Big Sky novels. It actually reminded me a bit of the Palisades Pure Romance line back in the 90s...remember that series. =)

I'll also agree that the fellas got some really good looking covers! I do like Dorothy's cover as well...and I do like the color schemes on Krista's and Neta's.

Thanks for sharing. =)

Jim Rubart said...

Love ya, Rel!

Rissi said...

WOW! These are some gorgeous covers (Dorothy Love, Rosslyn Elliott) and yes, for Denise Hunter's latest - cannot wait to read that!!! (Or the first two. =D The series sounds so cute!)

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