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  • Janette Oke

    Through her dozens of novels, including The Bluebird and the Sparrow and Too Long a Stranger, Janette Oke has become one of today's most beloved inspirational writers. In Julia's Last Hope, drawing on the Canadian landscapes she knows so well, Oke crafts the tale of a courageous woman faced with one of the most difficult times of her life. Julia Harrigan, her husband John, and their two daughters live in scenic Calder Springs, high in the Canadian Rockies. John manages a large lumber mill, and their home is the grandest in town. But when the mill closes, many jobs disappear. To give her family and community support, Julia must now draw on her faith in God more than ever. Alexandra O'Karma's...read more

  • Janette Oke

    For her significant contribution to Christian fiction, the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association honored Janette Oke with their 1992 President's Award. Like Gold Refined is vintage Oke, full of the gentle warmth that captivates fans the world over. Happily married with four children, Virginia Lewis is perfectly content with her peaceful existence on the family farm. But change looms on the horizon. Grandma Marty and Grandpa Clark have always been a source of emotional strength, but their health is failing. And Virginia's adopted daughter, who has long been a blessing, may be torn from the family when her absentee birth mother resurfaces and pursues custody. Virginia may fear the...read more

  • Lauraine Snelling

    Winner of Silver Angel and Golden Heart Awards, Lauraine Snelling is the multimillion-selling author of over 50 inspiring books. As Opal begins, it's 1886 in the wild and untamed Dakotah Territory. To avoid a drifter's murderous clutches, tomboy Opal Torvald is forced to leave the ranch she loves. But when she returns-older and more lady-like-she meets Jacob, a new ranch hand from back east. Now Opal must choose between an old friendship and a new romance. Alexandra O'Karma's dramatic voice energizes the lively characters and moral underpinnings of this uplifting historical novel. Listeners will also enjoy Ruby (K1084) and Pearl (K1104), the first books in the...read more

  • Luanne Rice

    Luanne Rice, like Anne Rivers Siddons, has an uncanny ability to convey a family's sweetest joys and its darkest secrets. Firefly Beach is a poignant story of two people struggling to move beyond the tragedy that links their lives. As a child, Caroline Renwick watches, horrified, while a desperate man kills himself. After she learns that the man has a young son, Joe, Caroline begins writing to him, and they become close pen pals. But several years later, when Joe is told the reason for his father's death, he turns away from her. Now, meeting as adults at Caroline's ancestral home, they have a chance to confront and heal that old wound. But what will be the emotional cost? Set on the...read more

  • Barbara Taylor Bradford

    Barbara Taylor Bradford has written more than a dozen best-selling novels that have sold over 50 million copies worldwide. Filled with strong heroines, books such as Everything to Gain captivate readers with their exotic settings and thrilling romance. After a childhood of parental neglect, Valentine Denning has finally found happiness through her career as a war photojournalist-and through the love of fellow photographer Tony Hampton. But when Tony is tragically cut down in Kosovo, Val learns that her relationship with him was not what she was led to believe. Healing from both physical and emotional wounds, she must find a way through new loves and more intimate dangers to put back...read more

  • Joan Lowery Nixon

    The coroner has ruled Barry Logan's death as the latest in a string of teen-age suicides. Marti Lewis was Barry's best friend, and she knows that he was murdered. She just can't get anyone to believe her. The evidence is clear to Marti. Barry was excited about being accepted at Texas A&M and had everything to live for. Why would he shoot himself in the head after watching a music video that disgusted him? The police found the gun in his right hand, but he was left-handed. Everyone is refusing to accept the obvious. Now Marti is being followed. The murderer is free to strike again, and she could be the next on his list. This popular four-time Edgar Award-winning author is famous for plots...read more

  • Joseph Girzone

    Joseph F. Girzone is the author of the best-selling novel Joshua. His work Kara, the Lonely Falcon, a thought-provoking story of a creature at odds with his very nature, has been in print for over two decades. A moving parable about gentleness and self-sacrifice, it continues to inspire millions of fans. For ages, all Kara has known is hunting and killing his next meal, but one day something changes within him. A new kind of hunger is growing, one in his heart. He can't quite explain it, but he makes a vow to never kill another living thing. Kara finds his hunger sated by a presence he is intimately aware of, but cannot see. As he grows into his new-found compassion, he begins making...read more

  • Stephanie Grace Whitson

    Best-selling author Stephanie Grace Whitson is a two-time Christy Award finalist and an Inspirational Reader's Choice Award finalist. Her novel A Garden in Paris is a provocative tale of renewal and redemption. Mary Davis finds herself alone and somewhat estranged from her only daughter Liz after her husband's death. To Liz's dismay, Mary is steadfastly determined to travel to Paris where she intends to have a private reconciliation with an old flame in their favorite romantic garden. But Mary's well-kept secrets are about to be...read more

  • James Scott Bell

    Christy Award winner and Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement nominee James Scott Bell is a best-selling inspirational author whose gripping historical novel follows two small-town friends struggling with lofty parental expectations. Doyle dashes his father's law-school dream by getting caught up in the maelstrom of WWI. Then Zee runs off to chase her dazzling dream of silver-screen stardom-devastating her pastor father. Soon the horrors of war sap Doyle of all hope. And the Hollywood mirage strips Zee of her virtue. But will Zee or Doyle turn to God before it's too...read more

  • Marie Vassiltchikov

    A princess of White Russian descent, Marie Vassiltchikov was 23 years old when she was trapped in Berlin by the outbreak of World War II. In these secret diaries, she chronicles the glamorous rise and shattering fall of the Nazi Party, as seen from the vantage point of her desk at the Foreign Ministry. She also describes how she and her friends became involved in a desperate conspiracy to murder...read more

  • Sandra Steffen

    With more than 25 titles in print, Sandra Steffen has delighted audiences with her poignant tales of life and romance. Maggie McKenzie has it all until a tragic car accident leaves her in a coma. Troubled by a foreboding sense of loss, her husband, Spence, and sister, Jackie find comfort in each other's arms. When Maggie awakens from the coma, her guilt-ridden family reveals the awful secret. Will Maggie be able to piece her once idyllic existence back...read more

  • Kate Chopin

    The scandalous turn-of-the-century story follows 28-year-old Edna Pontellier, wife and mother, who one day awakens to the pangs of passion for the first time in her life. But societal restraints place limits on any kind of authentic expression of desire. Her final gesture is a defiant, desperate reach for...read more

  • Robin Lee Hatcher

    Robin Lee Hatcher has won the Christy Award for Romance Fiction, two RITA Awards, and multiple career achievement awards. Perfectly blending human drama with inspiring themes, Firstborn is a riveting novel about making difficult choices and dealing with the consequences. Twenty-three years after concealing her pregnancy, Erika Welby's secret is revealed. Now she must come to terms with the decision she made so long...read more

  • Laura Lippman

    There are excellent reasons why New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman has won the Edgar®, Agatha, Anthony, Nero Wolfe, and every other major award the mystery genre has to offer. To the Power of Three is just one of those reasons. Lippman’s brilliant and disturbing tale of three inseparable high school girlfriends in an affluent Baltimore suburb who share dark secrets literally until death, To the Power of Three is this “writing powerhouse” (USA Today), who has “exploded the boundaries of the mystery genre to become one of the most significant social realists of our time” (Madison Smartt Bell) operating at the very top of her game. Not merely crime fiction, but fiction...read more

  • Avi

    Avi's swashbuckling tale of murder and mutiny on the high seas has a fascinating twist: the heroine is a 13-year-old girl. In 1832, Charlotte Doyle boards a ship bound for America and is caught in a battle between a mad captain and his ruthless crew. If you're looking for an action-packed adventure story for girls, you'll find it in The True Confessions of Charlotte...read more

  • Karen Kingsbury

    Best-selling author Karen Kingsbury has been a RWA Rita finalist and Gold Medallion Award finalist. Sarah's Song is book three in The Red Gloves Series. For years Sarah Lindeman, now in her 80s, has carried out a special tradition over the 12 days of Christmas. This year, Sarah notices a young nurse listening, and in her recognizes pain and longing. Sarah prays that through her story, she can ease this young woman's sorrow and help her realize the importance of God's gift of...read more

  • Anchee Min

    The last decades of the nineteenth century were a violent period in China's history, marked by humiliating foreign incursions and domestic rebellions and ending in the demise of the Ch'ing Dynasty. The only constant during this tumultuous time was the power wielded by one woman, the resilient, ever-resourceful Tsu Hsi -- or Empress Orchid, as readers came to know her in Anchee Min's critically acclaimed, best-selling novel covering her rise to power. The Last Empress is the story of Orchid's dramatic transition from a strong-willed, instinctive young woman to a wise and politically savvy leader who ruled China for more than four decades. In this concluding volume Min gives us a compelling,...read more

  • Anchee Min

    The critically acclaimed author, Anchee Min, paints a fresh portrait of the last Chinese empress in this brilliantly fictionalized tale set during the waning days of the empire. Seventeen-year-old Orchid belongs to an aristocratic family that has fallen on hard times. Unexpectedly, she is chosen as one of the emperor's lesser concubines. Within the Forbidden City are thousands of women hoping to bear the emperor a son and become his empress. Orchid, determined and resourceful, schemes her way into the royal bed and seduces the emperor. But as the opium trade erodes the might of the Ch'ing dynasty, Orchid find herself at the center of a crumbling nation. A colorful depiction of one of...read more

  • Emily Dickinson

    Emily Dickinson, born in 1830, was the granddaughter of the founder of Amherst College. Except for a few journeys when she was young, Emily lived the life of a recluse in her father's house, spending her days writing poems and letters. In 1862, she sent a few of her poems to a publisher. He replied that her work was too unusual, too different. This was her first and last attempt to reach the public ear. From then on, she bound her work in small hand-stitched collections that she kept in her bureau drawer. After Emily's death in 1885, her sister discovered over a thousand poems hidden away in drawers and boxes. Although Emily's experiences were limited, her poems are profound, often playful,...read more

  • Lawrence Block

    Best-selling author of more than 50 books, Lawrence Block is a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master and winner of many Shamus Awards. He is widely praised for his popular Bernie Rhodenbarr mystery series. In Ariel, he has created a dark tale laced with terror. Twelve-year-old Ariel is a strange, solitary girl. Recently, Ariel and her mother have seen a ghostly figure in their house. As a result, they are both having dreams that are becoming stranger, yet more and more real. What is the link between this frightening manifestation and the house? Lawrence Block carefully blurs the boundaries between fear and obsession as he steadily increases the suspense. As Ariel's family moves toward...read more