It was a busy week for new releases! Here are 7 Historical Fiction, 4 Contemporary Fiction, 2 Amish Fiction, 2 Young Adult Fiction and 1 New Adult Fiction.
Did you know that there are book Giveaways on Goodreads all the time? Here is a link so you can explore.
Recap from Last Week
- Songs of Salvation – Carrie Turansky
- Love, Laughter, and Luminarias by Jaycee Weaver ★★★★★
- When Valleys Bloom Again by Pat Jeanne Davis – Spotlight, Preview
- Between Two Shores by Jocelyn Green ★★★★½
- The Amish Candymaker by Laura V. Hilton ★★★★½
- The Marine’s Return – Grand Finale
- The Warrior Maiden by Melanie Dickerson ★★★★
- The Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin ★★★★★
- New Releases and Giveaways this Week with Previews – February 9
About Andrea Boyd
Each of Andrea Boyd’s series represents a different genre but all fall into the category of romance. All offer an element of her own brand of humor. And all are a tribute to God.
Besides writing, she loves spending time with her family, quilting, going to car shows, and driving around in her 1968 Barracuda convertible.
Andrea lives with her husband, Tommy, and at least a couple of cats in York County, SC.
About Brandy Bruce
What else? I’m married to a sweet, wonderful guy named Jeff. I’m really, really lucky to be married to him. He makes me so happy. We’re both believers and feel very thankful for our faith. We have three beautiful children, Ashtyn and Lincoln and Lillian. They are sunlight and chocolate and Christmas music and cheesecake and Jane Austen movies–they are everything that’s right about this world. Ash and Linc and Lily–my little blessings from heaven. I love to read (everything from historical fiction to books about time travel) and I blog about books and write reviews over at Thinking in Words: An Open-Book Kind of Life. I love to write and watch movies and bake cheesecake and talk on the phone to my sisters and hear my parents tell me they love me and hold hands with Jeff and hear the sound of my children’s laughter and see them smile.
About Carla Laureano
Carla Laureano is the RITA® Award-winning author of contemporary inspirational romance and Celtic fantasy (as C.E. Laureano). A graduate of Pepperdine University, she worked as a sales and marketing executive for nearly a decade before leaving corporate life behind to write fiction full-time. She currently lives in Denver with her husband and two sons, where she writes during the day and cooks things at night.
About Elizabeth Camden
I am fortunate to have two careers I deeply love. I am a college librarian by day, and write novels on the weekends.
I become a librarian because I can think of no other career in which you get such a wide exposure to all aspects of recorded knowledge. I have been an academic librarian for fifteen years, where on any given day I get to research the sonnets of Shakespeare, learn what makes pelican feathers pink, or compile demographic statistics for starting a new company.
How does one become a college librarian? In my case, I got an undergraduate degree in History from Trinity University in San Antonio, then went on to earn a master’s degree in History from the University of Virginia, and finally a Master’s in Library Science from Indiana University.
But fiction has always been a wonderful escape for me, and I’ve wanted to be a novelist since the third grade when I was devastated by the bittersweet ending of Charlotte’s Web. I remember vowing to re-write the book with a better ending someday. Although I failed to appreciate how copyright law would thwart my ambition to write better endings for other people’s books, perhaps my early experience with sad novels is why I became a romance novelist.
I love writing books about fiercely intelligent people who are confronted with profound challenges. As a rather introverted person, I have found that writing fiction is the best way for me to share my faith and a sense of resilience with others. For those aspiring writers who are interested in my road to publication, you can find it here.
I married relatively late in life, which turned out to be an odd kind of blessing. I had gotten very good at leading a solo life, and although I was not particularly content being alone, I had become reconciled to it. Then when I was in my mid-thirties and just a few weeks after buying my first house, I met the man I was meant to spend the rest of my life with. My years as a single woman taught me many things. I learned to be independent and resilient. I learned how to manage my investments, earn and save enough money to have investments, mow my own lawn, fix the rickety appliances in my sixty-year old house, and spend the holidays on my own when travel to family was not possible. Most importantly, it taught me never to take my husband for granted. I give daily thanks for the blessing of being able to share a life with my favorite person on the planet.
As for who I really am? I love old Hitchcock films, the hour before sunset, a long, sweaty run through the Florida countryside, and a glass of good wine. After spending my entire adult life on a college campus (either as a student or a librarian) I have finally been able to pursue my ultimate goal of writing professionally.
About Heather B. Moore
Heather B. Moore is a four-time USA Today bestseller and award-winning author of more than a dozen historical novels which are set in Ancient Arabia and Mesoamerica. She’s not old and doesn’t remember the time period, so Google has become a great friend. Although she spent several years living in the Middle East, she prefers to forget the smells. Heather writes historicals and thrillers under H.B. Moore. She also writes women’s fiction, romance, and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore, including The Newport Ladies Book Club, and the Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthologies. Heather’s USA Todaybestselling titles include Heart of the Ocean, Mail Order Bride, Mistress Grim, and Poetic Justice. Heather also writes Young Adult speculative under pen name Jane Redd, which includes the Solstice series. Foreign publications include Das Grab der Konigin(Germany), Drommen om lykke (Norway), and Sommer og kjaerlighet (Norway).
Heather graduated from Brigham Young University with a major in Fashion Merchandising and minor in Business Management–which has absolutely nothing to do with writing novels. But at least she can balance a mean checkbook and color-coordinate her kids’ school clothes.
About Jocelyn Green
Jocelyn Green inspires faith and courage as the award-winning and bestselling author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books, including The Mark of the King; Wedded to War; and The 5 Love Languages Military Edition, which she coauthored with bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman. Her books have garnered starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly, and have been honored with the Christy Award, the gold medal from the Military Writers Society of America, and the Golden Scroll Award from the Advanced Writers & Speakers Association. She graduated from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, with a B.A. in English, concentration in writing. She loves Mexican food, Broadway musicals, Toblerone chocolate bars, the color red, and reading on her patio. Jocelyn lives with her husband Rob and two children in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
About Kristi Ann Hunter
Kristi is the RITA® award winning author of Regency romance novels from a Christian worldview. Her books include the award winning Hawthorne House series as well as the newly published first stories of the Haven Manor series. Beyond writing, she is also speaker, teaching classes in writing as well as Biblical and spiritual topics. She has spoken to writers’ groups, schools, and young women’s groups at churches.
When she is not writing or interacting with her readers, Kristi spends time with her family and her church. A graduate of Georgia Tech with a computer science degree, she can also be found fiddling with her computer in her free time. A born lover of stories she is also an avid reader. From very young she dreamed of sharing her own stories with others and praises God daily that she gets to live that dream today.
(Some of the fun stuff she also mentions on her site – be sure to check out her About page for more. Seriously, you have to learn more about her!)
- I am a game junkie. Board games, strategy games, card games. If it’s got rules and a winner, I’m there.
- I believe television is meant to be binge watched. Therefore I watch it in spurts. I have been known to go long stretches between spurts.
- Teeny bopper movies and cheesy RomComs are my faves when it comes to movies. Fantasy is pretty awesome and I’ll go for the occasional action adventure movie as long as it’s liberally sprinkled with humor and light on the gore.
- Music is my lifeblood. It plays almost constantly at my house.
- I think I’m addicted to Chick-fil-A diet lemonade.
- I once ran over my own ankle with a tricycle. I was in college. No, I was not drunk. No, I don’t know why I’ve chosen to put this under “fun stuff”.
- Dark chocolate. Like 85%.
- Oh, and squishy toys rock. Seriously.
About Melanie Dickerson
Melanie Dickerson is an award-winning author who earned her bachelor’s degree in special education from The University of Alabama.
She has taught in Georgia, Tennessee, Germany and the Eastern European country of Ukraine.
A member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA), she now spends her time writing and taking care of her husband and two daughters near Huntsville, Alabama.
About Sarah M. Eden
Sarah M. Eden is a USA Today Bestselling author of witty and charming historical romances, including Foreword Review’s 2013 “IndieFab Book of the Year” gold medal winner for Best Romance, Longing for Home, as well as 2014 Whitney Award winner for “Best Novel of the Year,” Longing for Home: Hope Springs. Combining her obsession with history and affinity for tender love stories, Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances set against rich historical backdrops. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in research and happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library. Sarah lives with her husband, kids, and mischievous dog in the shadow of a snow-capped mountain she has never attempted to ski.
About Sarah Sundin
Sarah Sundin enjoys writing about the adventure and romance of the World War II era. She is the bestselling author of ten historical novels, including The Sea Before Us. Her novels When Tides Turn and Through Waters Deep were named to Booklist’s “101 Best Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years,” and Through Waters Deep was a finalist for the 2016 Carol Award and won the INSPY Award.
A mother of three grown children, Sarah lives in California, works on-call as a hospital pharmacist, and teaches Sunday school and women’s Bible studies. She also enjoys speaking for church, community, and writers’ groups.
Phyllis’ note – be sure to visit Sarah’s website. She has a great interactive WWII map there that you can use to view locations and quotes from her books.
About Stacy Henrie
USA Today bestselling author Stacy Henrie is the author of western romances and the Of Love and War series, which includes Hope at Dawn, a 2015 RITA Award finalist for excellence in romance. She was born and raised in the West, where she currently resides with her family. She enjoys reading, road trips, interior decorating, chocolate, and most of all, laughing with her husband and kids.
About Suzanne Woods Fisher
Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, including Phoebe’s Light and Minding the Light, as well as the Amish Beginnings, The Bishop’s Family, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series. She has also written several nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. Fisher lives in California.