Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Coming soon in 2009!

Surrendered Heart, A (The Broadmoor Legacy, Book #3)

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House (August 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764203665
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764203664
At twenty-one, Amanda Broadmoor had the right to make her own way in life, but her father and mother hardly saw it that way. Women working in the medical field were still frowned upon, and Amanda had been reared to marry and produce heirs, not tend the sick. And especially not those suffering from cholera.

"And Mama can be such an alarmist," Amanda whispered.

At the first report of cholera in Rochester, Amanda's mother had suggested the entire family take refuge at their summer estate on Broadmoor Island in the St. Lawrence River. However, that idea had been immediately vetoed by her father. Father had said his work would not permit him to leave Rochester, and for once, Amanda had agreed with one of his decisions. After devoting so much of her time and energy to medical training at Dr. Carstead's side, she couldn't possibly desert her work--not now, not when she was needed most.

Dream to Call My Own, A (The Brides of Gallatin County)

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House (June 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764201506
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764201509
    Lacy Gallatin, the youngest of the Gallatin sisters, is a woman with a mission: to find her father's killer. Haunted by the belief that she's failed him, Lacy is also battling a desire to have something more than just revenge, something she can't quite figure out.
    Enter Dave Shepard, deputy sheriff for the area. Dave has been fervently trying to find the man who killed George Gallatin, but he always feels inadequate when it comes to the beautiful Lacy. When they are together, the tension crackles between them--both when they argue and when they kiss. Lacy finds him frustratingly irresistible€¦but is it truly love?

Secret, The

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House (March 31, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764205714
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764205712

In the seemingly ordinary Amish home of Grace Byler, secrets abound. Why does her mother weep in the night? Why does her father refuse to admit something is dreadfully wrong? Then, in one startling moment, everything Grace assumed she knew is shattered. Her mother's disappearance leaves Grace reeling and unable to keep her betrothal promise to her long-time beau. Left to pick up the pieces of her life, Grace questions all she has been taught about love, family, and commitment.

Heather Nelson is an English grad student, stunned by a doctor's diagnosis. Surely fate would not allow her father to lose his only daughter after the death of his wife a few years before. In denial and telling no one she is terminally ill, Heather travels to Lancaster County--the last place she and her mother had visited together. Will Heather find healing for body and spirit?

As the lives of four wounded souls begin to weave together like an Amish patchwork quilt, they each discover missing pieces of their life puzzles--and glimpse the merciful and loving hand of God.

How Do I Love Thee? (Ladies of History, book #4)

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House (June 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764205013
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764205019
The year is 1845. Elizabeth Barrett is a published poet--and a virtual prisoner in her own home. Blind family loyalty ties her to a tyrannical father who forbids any of his children to marry. She has resigned herself to simply existing. That is, until the letter arrives...

"I love your verses with all my heart," writes Robert Browning, an admiring fellow poet. And as friendly correspondence gives way to something more, Elizabeth discovers that Robert's love is not for her words alone. Could it be that God might grant her more than mere existence? And can she risk defying her father in pursuit of true happiness?

Nancy Moser has crafted a romantic, emotion-charged novel based on the true story of beloved poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Words Unspoken

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House (May 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764203738
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764203732

Lissa Randall's future was bright with academic promise until the tragic accident that took her mother's life--and brought her own plans to a screeching halt. Eighteen months later Lissa is still unable to get back behind the wheel.

Ev McAllistair's driving school looks like Lissa's best hope for getting her life back on the road again. His patience and fatherly wisdom seem to transcend the driving experience. But Ev's own complicated past is about to resurface, with consequences for everyone in his orbit...

Bride in the Bargain, A
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House (June 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764204076
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764204074
In 1860s Seattle, a man with a wife could secure himself 640 acres of timberland. But because of his wife's untimely death, Joe Denton finds himself about to lose half of his claim. Still in mourning, his best solution is to buy one of those Mercer girls arriving from the East. A woman he'll marry in name but keep around mostly as a cook.

Distant Dreams (Ribbons of Steel, Book #1)

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House; Repackaged ed edition (August 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764206915
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764206917

Anna Ivey's journey west with Asa Mercer's girls is an escape from the griefs of her past. She's not supposed to be a bride, though, just a cook for the girls. But when they land, she's handed to Joe Denton and the two find themselves in a knotty situation. She refuses to wed him and he's about to lose his land. With only a few months left, can Joe convince this provoking--but beguiling--easterner to be his bride?

The year is 1835 and Carolina Adams finds herself enchanted by an unlikely suitor... the railroad. Frustrated by society's expectations upon her gender, she longs to study more masculine subjects and is thrilled when her father grants her a tutor.

James Baldwin arrives to serve as Carolina's teacher, but of more importance, he is to court Carolina's beautiful older sister, Virginia. Will expectations--and Virginia's southern charm--elicit the hoped-for proposal? Or will James and Carolina dare to acknowledge the mutual interests and feelings growing between them?

6 comments and creative thoughts:

Sandee61 said...

What a wonderful batch of books to look for and read! I have only read Beverly Lewis, and love her books. The others are new-to-me authors and I so want to read them!
Thank you for the great reviews.



CherryBlossomMJ said...

Dear Sandy, These in this post are not yet reviews of my own, but book blurbs telling a bit about the book. Beverly Lewis is good, I agree with you there. If you like historicals, go read these others. Tracie Peterson and Nancy Moser especially are amazing. Deeanne Gist pushes the envelope and her books are a permanent collection on my shelf.

Anonymous said...

Wow! These are beauties! I wish they were all mine sitting on my shelf!!

Nise' said...

Can't wait! The covers are beautiful they make you want to jump right in!

CherryBlossomMJ said...

I'm so excited about these, and then I realize that there are some prequels to these that I haven't read yet!!! MUST READ!!!

Carol said...

I've never read any of these authors. The books do sound good though. I know I would like them. I agree, they have beautiful covers!
Carol M
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