Saturday, July 11, 2009

New Releases and Coming Soon from Bethany House & Revell Books

The Enclave

When science tries to play God, can one man summon the courage to stand in its way?

When Lacey McHenry accepts a prestigious research fellowship at the world-renowned Kendall-Jakes Longevity Institute, she sees it as a new start on life. But when a disturbing late-night encounter with a bizarre intruder leads to a cover-up by Institute authorities, she soon realizes all isn't as it seems.

Caught in an elaborate game of deception and seduction, her only ally seems to be the brilliant but absent-minded geneticist, Cameron Reinhardt. A favorite of the Institute's charismatic director, Cameron, too, came to K-J hoping to escape his past. But the more he learns about Lacey's attacker, the more he fears that the past still pursues him.

Not certain they can trust each other, Cameron and Lacey reluctantly work together to uncover the shocking secrets that lurk behind the Institute's respectable fa├žade--secrets that turn out to be bigger, stranger, and far more dangerous than either of them could have imagined.

  • Paperback: 496 pages, contemporary
  • Publisher: Bethany House; 1 edition (July 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764203282
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764203282
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1.6 inches
Pirate Hunter

High Seas Adventure Meets a High-Tech Quest for Pirate Gold

West Indies, 18th century

Young Ted Bascombe is rescued by notorious pirate Captain Henry Thatch, finding himself caught up in a world of crime, adventure, and a daily fight for freedom....

Key West, 21st century

Marine archaeologist Greg Rhode embarks on a treasure-hunting expedition in the turquoise waters of the Florida Keys, but he's as beguiled by a beautiful diver with different-colored eyes as by the lure of pirate gold....

The Hunt Is On!

Interweaving these two stories, pro deep-sea diver Tom Morrisey spins a multilayered tale of two young men's quests to escape their past by losing themselves to adventure on the high seas. Romantic and thrilling, this unique novel explores the timeless truth that "where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

  • Paperback: 352 pages, contemporary
  • Publisher: Bethany House; 1 edition (July 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764203487
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764203480
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 1 inches
A Dream to Call My Own (The Brides of Gallatin County, Book #3)

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?

  • Paperback: 365 pages, historical
  • Publisher: Bethany House (June 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764201506
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764201509
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
How Do I Love Thee? (Ladies of History, book #4)

She dreams of love for others but never for herself...

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. Bedridden by chronic illness, 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. As friendly correspondence gives way to something more, Elizabeth discovers that Robert's love is not for her poetry alone. Might God grant her more than mere existence? And will she risk defying her father in pursuit of true happiness?

  • Paperback: 368 pages, historical
  • Publisher: Bethany House (June 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764205013
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764205019
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
Words Unspoken

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, she still can't get back behind the wheel.

A casual recommendation to Ev McAllistair's driving school sets in motion a cascade of events... until Lissa begins to wonder if maybe, just maybe, life isn't as random as she's thought.

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Lookout Mountain, TN, Words Unspoken weaves together a vibrant cast of characters whose intertwining stories of courage, choice, heartbreak, and hope will hold you captive until the final page.

  • Paperback: 400 pages, contemporary
  • Publisher: Bethany House; 1 edition (May 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764203738
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764203732
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 1.2 inches
Distant Dreams (Ribbons of Steel, Book #1)

Where Will Her Dreams Take Her?

As America turns its eyes westward, Carolina Adams finds herself enchanted by an unlikely suitor...the railroad. Frustrated by society's expectations, 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?

  • Paperback: 416 pages, historical
  • Publisher: Bethany House; Repackaged ed edition (August 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764206915
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764206917
A Hope Beyond (Ribbons of Steel, #2)

With the loss of her first true love, Carolina Adams finds life at the family plantation nearly unbearable. Desperate to escape, she moves to Baltimore to become a nanny to Victoria, a little girl whose mother has died.

After breaking his wedding engagement with Virginia Adams, Carolina's older sister, James Baldwin immerses himself in work for the B&O Railroad, the other passion in his life besides Carolina. But when a shocking business proposal is given to Carolina, James and Carolina seem destined to be apart. Can they dare to dream their aspirations for love might come true?

  • Paperback: 320 pages, historical
  • Publisher: Bethany House, repackaged ed. (December 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764206923
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764206924

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

Escape into the history, opulence, and elegance of the Thousand Islands

When cholera strikes Rochester, New York, in the spring of 1899, the members of the Broadmoor family flee to their castle home in the Thousand Islands. But Amanda Broadmoor, who has always held a special compassion for the less fortunate, resolves to remain in Rochester with Dr. Blake Carstead, working to help control the spread of the dreaded disease.

However, much more than Amanda's health hangs in the balance. Mishandling of the family fortune threatens to leave the Broadmoor family penniless--and even willing to sacrifice Amanda's future. Will she be forced to marry a man she disdains in order to save the Broadmoor legacy?

  • Paperback: 384 pages, historical
  • Publisher: Bethany House (August 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764203665
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764203664
That Certain Spark

Gooding, Texas, is about to gain a double blessing--a veterinarian and a doctor. But when siblings Enoch and Taylor Bestman arrive, the discovery that the long-awaited doctor is in fact a woman has the town up in arms. Karl Van der Vort is no exception, though he becomes Taylor's first patient...against his will.

Karl finds he can't deny Taylor's doctoring skills, but he also can't come to terms with her unladylike occupation. Taylor, on the other hand, wants only to prove that doctoring is her life's calling, despite the town's opposition. But when her practice--and Taylor herself--are threatened, Karl's protectiveness flares into a different emotion altogether.

As Pride Meets Attraction Head-On, Sparks Begin to Fly!

  • Paperback: 384 pages, historical
  • Publisher: Bethany House (August 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764203207
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764203206
Alaskan Quest (3 Volumes in One)

Three Complete Novels Included:

Summer of the Midnight Sun
The unexpected arrival of Jayce Kincaid, the man who spurned her ten years before, awakens feelings that Leah Barringer would much prefer to leave buried. As Jayce sets out to prove he's a changed man, the appearance of a young investigator casts a cloud over Jayce's past…and over Leah's dreams for the future.

Under the Northern Lights
A devastating loss changed Helaina Beecham's life forever, and it is her quest for justice that draws her to the Alaskan Territory. But when Helaina's obsession with capturing Chase Kincaid dulls her judgment, the hunter becomes the prey. Now her only hope is that Jacob Barringer will find her before it's too late.

Whispers of Winter
The unforgiving descent of Alaskan winter has Jayce Kincaid and Jacob Barringer struggling for survival after their ship is trapped in the ice floes of the Arctic. Back at Last Chance Creek, Leah and Helaina endure the long separation--will they find the strength to trust in God's faithfulness?

  • Paperback: 704 pages, historical
  • Publisher: Bethany House, repackaged ed. (October 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764207350
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764207358
Carousel Painter, The

Carrie loves painting the beautiful carousel horses…but can she stand strong against the many who don’t want her to keep the job?

When Carrington Brouwer receives the enviable job of painting carousel horses for a factory in Ohio, she believes her future is secure. But after an expensive necklace disappears from the home where she's been staying, she's caught up in a search for the truth that puts her entire livelihood--and her developing relationship with the factory manager--at risk. Can she lead police to the real culprit before she loses everything?

  • Paperback: 336 pages, historical
  • Publisher: Bethany House (October 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764202790
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764202797
Dawn's Prelude (Song of Alaska, #1)
Married off at a tender age to a harsh, older widower, Lydia Gray can't help but feel a measure of relief when an accident claims his life. What happens next, however, is a surprise to everyone: Through an unforeseen fluke, Lydia finds herself the sole recipient of her late husband's fortune. But instead of granting her security, strife ensues as her adult stepchildren battle to regain the inheritance for themselves.

Lydia longs to wash her hands of the situation and determines to join her aunt in Alaska, putting financial decisions in the capable hands of her lawyer. The beauty and serenity of life in Sitka appeal to Lydia, as does Kjell Lindquist, the handsome owner of the local sawmill. But a new discovery in Lydia's life forces her to rethink her future.

She is bound to her past as never before…but what more must she sacrifice?

  • Paperback: 336 pages, historical
  • Publisher: Bethany House (October 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764201514
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764201516
Fountain Creek Chronicles


Kathryn and Larson Jennings made a vow--for better or for worse. Their marriage hasn't turned out as either hoped, but ten years later they are still clinging to that promise. When her huband fails to return to their ranch one stormy winter night, Kathryn struggles to keep the ranch operating, but her efforts are blocked at every turn.


After her husband dies, Annabelle Grayson advertises for a guide, and a most unlikely candidate, Matthew Taylor, agrees to accompany her to land waiting in Idaho. They have been given the opportunity to right a grievous wrong, but bitter memories threaten to turn them away from this God-given second chance.


When Veronique Girard arrives from France to find the man who has held her heart since childhood, her European ways both charm and irate the townspeople of Willow Springs. After many starts and stops, she finds Jack Brennan to be a reluctant though honorable ally in her dangerous search through Colorado's ramshackle mining towns.

  • Hardcover: 704 pages, historical
  • Publisher: Bethany House, repackaged ed. (October 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764207369
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764207365
Though Waters Roar

"Thank goodness you’re such a plain child. You’ll have to rely on your wits."

So went the words of Grandma Bebe. And for all of my growing-up years, I scoffed at the beauty of my sister and what I saw as her meaningless existence. But my wits hadn't served me well in this instance, for here I was, in jail. And while I could have seen it as carrying on the family tradition (for Grandma Bebe landed in jail for her support of Prohibition), the truth is, my reasons for being here would probably break her heart.

So how did I end up becoming a criminal? I've been pondering that question all night. Perhaps the best way to search for an answer is to start at the very beginning.…

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House (October 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764204963
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764204968
Within My Heart (Timber Ridge Reflections, #3)

Widow Rachel Boyd struggles to keep her ranch afloat and provide for her two young sons, though some days it feels as though her efforts are sabotaged at every turn. When her cattle come down with disease and her sons' lives are endangered, she must turn to Rand Brookston, Timber Ridge's physician and reluctant veterinarian. While Rachel appreciates his help, she squelches any feelings she might have for Rand--her own father was a doctor and his patients always took priority over his family. Rachel refuses to repeat the mistakes her mother made. But when she's courted by a wealthy client of the local resort, she faces a choice: self-sufficiency and security or the risk inherent in the deepest of loves.

  • Paperback: 384 pages, historical
  • Publisher: Bethany House (October 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764203916
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764203916
The Rose Legacy (Diamond of the Rockies, #1)

The Compelling Story of One Woman's Experiences in a Gold-rush Town

The Rose Legacy is the first book in her historical fiction series, DIAMOND OF THE ROCKIES. Fast-paced and engaging, the new story is sure to capture your heart and love of romance.

Driven by hope and vengeance Carina Maria DeGarcia, an Italian heiress, sets out for a new life in a Colorado mining town. But she soon finds out the "dream house" she purchased through the mail is already inhabited and the town called the "diamond of the Rockies" is anything but luxurious. Two men vie for her trust, but neither is what he seems. Will Carina learn the truth--and confront the deep secrets hidden in her heart--in time to prevent tragedy?

The Rose Legacy provides a compelling Christian message within an authentic historical setting and offers a rare glimpse into the spiritual history of Colorado--from pioneer evangelists to Spanish missions.

  • Paperback: 400 pages, historical
  • Publisher: Bethany House, repackaged ed. (November 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076420713X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764207136
Sweet Boundless (Diamond of the Rockies, #2)

Their Vows Seemed a Tenuous Bond at Best, But It Was All She Had...

Awakening to a new landscape, Carina DiGratia Shepard is as transformed as the home she has embraced. The mining town of Crystal, Colorado, has lost its evil stranglehold, its surface cleansed by a devastating flood, its people both shattered and revitalized.

Carina, too, now strolls its boardwalks a different woman. Married, though in title only. The habits of her rogue husband's solitary life still reign—Quillan Shepard has left without word of his return, haunted by the parents who'd given him a name he despises and a heart unable to love.

Disillusioned by her abandonment, Carina feels again the painful rejection that had driven her to Crystal. Choosing to respond with equal determination, she carves out an existence that provides the independence and identity she has long sought. But the call of the Rose Legacy still beckons...and Carina hopes its dark caverns hold the key to loosening the bitterness encircling her husbands's soul.

  • Paperback, historical
  • Publisher: Bethany House, repackaged ed. (March 1, 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 0764207148
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764207143

The Frontiersman's Daughter

One woman searches for love--and herself--in a wild land.

Lovely and high-spirited, Lael Click is the daughter of a celebrated frontiersman. Haunted by her father's ties to the Shawnee Indians and her family's past, Lael comes of age in the fragile Kentucky settlement her father founded. As she faces the many trials of life on the frontier, Lael draws strength from the rugged land. But the arrival of a handsome doctor threatens her view of her world, her God, and herself. Can the power of grace and redemption break through in this tumultuous place?

This epic novel gives you a glimpse into the simple yet daring lives of the pioneers who first crossed the Appalachians, all through the courageous eyes of a determined young woman who would not be defeated.

  • Paperback: 416 pages, historical
  • Publisher: Revell (August 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800733398
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800733391
The Swiss Courier

It is August 1944 and the Gestapo is mercilessly rounding up suspected enemies of the Third Reich. When Joseph Engel, a German physicist working on the atomic bomb, finds that he is actually a Jew, adopted by Christian parents, he must flee for his life to neutral Switzerland.

Gabi Mueller is a young Swiss-American woman working for the newly formed American Office of Strategic Services (the forerunner to the CIA) close to Nazi Germany. When she is asked to risk her life to safely "courier" Engel out of Germany, the fate of the world rests in her hands. If she can lead him to safety, she can keep the Germans from developing nuclear capabilities. But in a time of traitors and uncertainty, whom can she trust along the way?

This fast-paced, suspenseful novel takes readers along treacherous twists and turns during a fascinating--and deadly--time in history.

  • Paperback: 336 pages, historical
  • Publisher: Revell (October 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800733363
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800733360

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