Thursday, August 20, 2009

Coming Soon from B&H

Powers: A Novel

“Bury me standing. I must be buried standing.”
Powers, the follow-up to John Olson’s Shade (“a must-read for those who enjoy Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti” —Publishers Weekly), introduces a sheltered Gypsy girl named Mariutza. Her grandfather utters a mysterious last request before dying in her arms after being shot by ten cloaked men.

Those same men die before her eyes, but strange powers continue to pursue Mari through the swamps of southern Louisiana where she has always hidden from “the Badness.”

The whole world seems to join in the chase—helicopters, soldiers, government agents, and the police are all trying to kill her. Mari’s only hope of survival is to find Jaazaniah the Prophet, the mythical hero of her grandfather’s bedtime stories. But she has never been outside the swamp or known other humans besides her grandfather and one teacher. How can this lone girl survive the bewildering world of men long enough to find a prophet who might not even exist?

Shade trailer (start)

Powers trailer (start)

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: B&H Books (December 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805447350
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805447354
Seeing Things: A Novel

Birdie Wainwright, 72, isn’t concerned about seeing things that others can’t. For a woman who still climbs mountains with her dog (Miss Bee Haven) and likes to tango, the impractical visions brought on by macular degeneration are just another gift from God, adding more adventure to life. But when a tumble down the stairs breaks her ankle and leads back to her son’s home in Denver where she must convalesce, Birdie’s imagination really takes flight. Following a conversation with her grandson about The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, she begins to see and speak with the unkempt literary character himself on a regular basis. As the line between reality and whimsy turns brittle, faith is tested among friends and loved ones, and hope is reborn.

Seeing Things is a story about family, reconciliation, and hearing from God in unexpected ways.

Seeing Things trailer (start)

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: B&H Books (September 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805447512
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805447514
Double Cross: A Novel

Double Cross continues the story of Taylor Pasbury, a heroic young woman introduced in James David Jordan’s novel, Forsaken (“highly readable . . . Taylor is a character worth another visit” —BookPage).

Raised by a father who was a former Special Forces officer, Taylor is beautiful and brilliant and knows how to take care of herself. But she is haunted by her past and the sacrifice her father made to save her from a brutal rape when she was seventeen. After a controversial stint in the Secret Service, she has become the most prominent private security specialist in America. When she discovers the body of a former client’s top assistant, all the evidence points to embezzlement and suicide. But Taylor has no way of knowing that her mother, who ran out when Taylor was nine, is about to reappear and lead her down a twisting path of danger and deceit. It’s a road that won’t end until they reach the spot where Taylor’s father died—where Taylor learns some sacrifices can never be earned.

Forsaken trailer (start)


Double Cross trailer (start)

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: B&H Books (October 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805447547
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805447545
Guardian of the Flame: A Seven Wonders Novel

Guardian of the Flame is book three in the Seven Wonders series of novels transporting readers back to the Ancient World. Characters struggle to find meaning in a pagan society and are confronted by the one true God and His message of redemption.

The year is 48 BC. Sophia, a woman hurt by past loss, guards the famous lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt, in order to hide herself away from a world she deems cruel and unloving. But there is no escape. Political turmoil swells as Roman general Julius Caesar and his legion storm the city, and Cleopatra, Greek queen of Egypt , fights to retain her country against both Caesar and bloodthirsty rivals within her own household. Sophia is caught in the middle between a loyalty to Cleopatra and her maddening interest in Bellus, the Roman soldier whom Caesar has instructed to overtake the lighthouse.

Guardian of the Flame trailer (start)


  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: B&H Books (October 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805447326
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805447323

Angel's Den: A Novel

In 1808, when Emma meets and marries Eric Montclaire (the famed “most handsome man west of the Appalachians”), this young daughter of prominent St. Louis citizens believes a fairy tale has just begun. Instead, her husband’s angelic looks quickly prove only to mask a monstrous soul all too capable of possessive emotions and physical abuse. Praying for mercy, she is devastated when Eric insists on her joining his yearlong group expedition to the Pacific Ocean, following the trail Lewis and Clark blazed just a few years earlier. By the time cartographer Luke Bowen realizes Emma’s plight, it’s too late to easily untangle what has become an epic web of lies, theft, murder, courtroom drama, and a deep longing for love. Only God can show them the way out.
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: B&H Books (February 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805448144
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805448146

3 comments and creative thoughts:

Ruth @ Bookish Ruth said...

Quick question about Powers, do you know if reading Shade first is necessary or could I go ahead and read Powers first? I have Powers but not Shade, and prefer to start with the first book in most cases. This book sounds like it could stand on its own, though.

Sheila Deeth said...

Okay, Ruth already asked my question. You can tell that one looks interesting.

CherryBlossomMJ said...

I have not read either yet, but I plan on it!! It is my understanding that it is a follow up novel, and not really part of a series, so you should be able to enjoy them both separately.

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