The Cloak: A Shea Baker Mystery by Sally J. Ling

When Shea Baker, freelance writer, picked up a small cluster of knotted threads dropped by an enraged man on his way out of an upscale antiquities gallery, little did he know he would plunged headlong into a mystery of biblical proportions. The threads, later identified as a tassel, purportedly came from the healing cloak of Jesus, a garment that for centuries lay hidden deep in the underground vaults of the Iraq National Museum. Now, the cloak has been found, and it is about to make headlines around the world as it heals the sick.

To some, making this ancient garment available to heal the masses would be an act of compassion. However altruistic, others believe it to be a totally misguided act–one that would instantly fling the world into theological, political, economic and logistical chaos.

Set in Iraq, South Florida, and Jerusalem, the story gives a fascinating look at biblical archaeological history and leads the reader on a hunt for the mysterious relic. Along the way, a number of intriguing characters are introduced, each with his or her own reasons for wanting to possess the power of the ancient healing cloak.

Author: Sally J. Ling

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
47 reviews

Forget Me Not (Love Blossoms in Oregon Series) by Miralee Ferrell

Can a Lost Love be Redeemed?
Baker City, Oregon, 1881

Seven years ago, Julia McKenzie rejected the man she loved, wanting to experience more of life. Now, at the age of twenty-four, she regrets that decision. What will Seth think of her, when they encounter one another hundreds of miles from home? Will the man she cared for understand the direction her life has taken and love her in spite of her choices?

Pastor Seth Russell has never completely forgotten the girl he once courted. When she shows up in his new home of Baker City, all those feelings return. But why is she sneaking around town late at night? Even more important, will she reject him and break his heart again, or can God heal the breach between them?

Forget Me Not is part of the historical romance, Love Blossoms in Oregon series, published by David C Cook. This book can stand alone, but is better enjoyed when reading the series and getting acquainted with the full cast of characters from the Love Blossoms in Oregon series.

From the Library Journal Review for book 2 in the series, Wishing on Buttercups.

“Readers will be swept up by the blossoming romance in this second book (after Blowing on Dandelions) in Ferrell’s historical series about the lives of those who traveled on the Oregon Trail. It’s sure to engross fans of best-selling authors Johanna Lindsey and Maeve Binchy.”
Library Journal Review – 2/15/14
Ferrell, Miralee. Wishing on Buttercups. David C. Cook. (Love Blossoms in Oregon, Bk. 2)

“An amazing, deeply emotional story. Each of the characters is so sympathetic and well drawn that it was impossible to put the book down. Miralee Ferrell’s characters are appealing, with a touching and believable faith journey, and the romance is lovely.”

Roxanne Rustand, Author of Duty to Protect

Miralee Ferrell creates a solid five-star novella that is both concise and far-reaching in its message of forgiveness and love. Gentle romance combines seamlessly with the struggles of characters and a town coming to terms with their own prejudices and vocations.

Sarah Snider, Reviewer

Author: Miralee Ferrell

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
72 reviews

Pope Francis (Pastor of Mercy) by Michael J. Ruszala and Wyatt North

Understanding the life of Jorge Mario Bergoglio is essential to understanding how Pope Francis shepherds his flock – and the key is mercy.

What exactly do people find so attractive about Pope Francis? There is something about him that captivates and delights people, even people who hardly know anything about him.

Aldo Cagnoli, a layman who developed a friendship with the Pope when he was serving as a cardinal, shares the following: “The greatness of the man, in my humble opinion lies not in building walls or seeking refuge behind his wisdom and office, but rather in dealing with everyone judiciously, respectfully, and with humility, being willing to learn at any moment of life; that is what Father Bergoglio means to me.”

This book uncovers the life of the 266th Bishop of Rome, Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

Author: Michael J. Ruszala and Wyatt North

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
236 reviews

Land of Dust and Tears (A Prairie Heritage) by Vikki Kestell

Faith-Filled Fiction at Its Best!
Look for Lost Are Found, Book 6 and the compelling conclusion of the series A Prairie Heritage, November 1!

Land of Dust & Tears is the gripping prequel to the breakthrough historical novel, A Rose Blooms Twice, and is the foundation of the acclaimed series, A Prairie Heritage.

Brothers Jan (Yahn) and Karl Thoresen have left their native land of Norway and braved many perils and hardships to bring their families to America—the land of freedom and hope. Like thousands of others, Jan and his wife Elli long for the opportunity of a better life and a future for their children.

After enduring an ocean crossing and the arduous journey west, they encounter a land so vast and wide that it defies mastery. Jan finds that his struggles are not only with the land, but with a restless and unmanageable heart. Will Jan find a way to overcome this wild land or will the prairie master him?

Land of Dust & Tears is also published as Part 1 of Wild Heart on the Prairie, Book 2 of the series, A Prairie Heritage. Land of Dust & Tears is priced to introduce you to this beautiful saga.

The author suggests that you follow your read of Land of Dust & Tears with A Rose Blooms Twice, Book 1 of A Prairie Heritage and then read Wild Heart on the Prairie, which includes both Part 1 and Part 2 of Land of Dust & Tears. Part 2 of Wild Heart on the Prairie is the conclusion of Land of Dust & Tears.

A Prairie Heritage:
Prequel: Land of Dust & Tears
Book 1: A Rose Blooms Twice
Book 2: Wild Heart on the Prairie
Book 3: Joy on This Mountain
Book 4: The Captive Within
Book 5: Stolen
Book 6: Lost Are Found, November 2014

“Vikki writes the kind of faith-filled fiction that hooks you within the first few pages, will not let you go until you have finished, and leaves you wishing for more.”
—Janis Braun, Seattle, Washington

“Her books are not just for ‘chicks’! I was amazed how engrossed I became in the lives of Vikki’s characters, and how much I could relate to their situations.”
—Ed Dunne, Los Angeles

“Be prepared to put life on hold. That’s all I have to say!”
—Rebecca H., New Jersey

“You will laugh, you will cry but, most of all, you will be uplifted.”
—LaTisha Holland, St. Augustine, FL

Author: Vikki Kestell

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
228 reviews

The Rancher (Redbourne Series #1 – Cole’s Story) by Kelli Ann Morgan

***FREE through Monday, March 10th***Follow up with the second and third books in the series…THE BOUNTY HUNTER: Rafe’s Story and THE BLACKSMITH: Ethan’s Story.***BONUS MATERIAL***Chapter One of MONTANA DAWN by Caroline Fyffe included at the end of the eBookFROM THE BACK COVER OF THE RANCHER:The deal was to share the ranch, not her heart…ABBY MCCALLISTER can ride and shoot better than any man she’s ever met, but when the threat of losing her ranch forces her to find a husband, she is unprepared for the mysterious stranger who takes her hand and evokes in her a sudden desire to be a lady fit for his arm.He’d sworn to protect her. He couldn’t do that if she married someone else…COLE REDBOURNE, immersed in guilt over the accident that claimed his best friend, discovers there was nothing accidental about it. When he sets out for Silver Falls, Colorado, to fulfill his friend’s dying wish and to flush out his killer, the last thing he expected was to find hope again disguised as his impromptu bride.PRAISE FOR THE RANCHER:”The Rancher is a western historical romance novel with some Christian elements, lots of sexual tension, and plenty of action, mystery, romance, and heart.” –Romantic Pixie Girl”Lovers of western romance will delight in Kelli Ann Morgan’s great storytelling.” –RaeAnne Thayne, USA TODAY Bestselling Author”I really enjoyed this one. It had romance, action, mystery. Everything you could want… This author reminded me so much of my favorite author, Julie Garwood. I highly recommend this book.” –Lindahntx, Amazon Reviewer”Riveting. Love. Mystery. Suspense. It has it all. You will not be able to put it down. Andif you do, you’ll think about it until you pick it back up.” –Donna Browning, Amazon Reviewer”The Rancher makes me remember why I love western romance.  Kelli Ann’s smart heroes and spunky heroines are characters you’ll want to read about again and again.  I can’t wait for the next book.” –Imani Miller, Author of Trouble at the Door”The Rancher is a beautifully written love story that leaves readers wanting more! From the very first page, it captures your heart and takes you to a time and place that you feel all around you as you fall in love with the characters. Kelli Ann Morgan is a true talent as she takes you on a timeless journey through romantic 19th century Colorado.” –Sarah Jarman”An amazing book! I read it in 2 days!! I was envious of the relationship between the main characters. A must read!! This book has everything you could want in a good read!!”–Nicole Campbell”It is hard to find romance novels that capture your heart, leave you longing for the sequel, and are clean enough you can recommend them to your mother! The Rancher does all that and more. You won’t be disappointed.” –Camy Albrecht”Fabulous book. A must read!! My favorite thing about this book is it kept my attention the whole time. I could not put it down. All the characters were fun and it was easy to picture what was taking place in the story. Love the chemistry of the main characters!! Can’t wait for the second installment. Thanks, Kelli Ann for sharing your talent.” –Angela Jacob”Intrigue. Mystery.  Romance.  A real page-turner.” –Cheri Buys”The Rancher is an excellent at-home getaway.  A very intriguing romance that is so entertaining and really sparks your imagination. Kelli Ann Morgan brings romance to life.  A must read!!” –Kathy Hathaway”Kelli Ann Morgan is a bright and gifted writer. She inspires, amazes, and motivates her readers. I highly recommend reading this brilliant piece of love and hope.” –Susie Dawson”I totally enjoyed reading Kelli Ann’s debut novel and look forward to many more. The Rancher is a well-written,well-researched book. It is very romantic, without being overly graphic, and will appeal to a wide variety of readers.” –Rocky Palmer”A novel with a heroine you grow to care about, and a romance worth waiting for.” –Erin Cuppett

Author: Kelli Ann Morgan

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
422 reviews

Courting Cate (The Courtships of Lancaster County, Book 1) by Leslie Gould

#1 Bestselling Author Leslie Gould Delivers a New Amish Romance SeriesWhen Amish farmer Pete Treger moves to Paradise Township, Pennsylvania, seeking a better life, he meets sisters Cate and Betsy Miller. Both are beautiful, but older sister Cate is known more for her sharp tongue and fiery temper than her striking appearance. Betsy, on the other hand, is sweet and flirty–and seems to have attracted most of the bachelors in Lancaster County!However, the sisters’ wealthy father has made one hard and fast rule: elder sister must marry first, before the younger can even start courting. Unfortunately for poor Betsy, and for the men who want to court her, her older sister, Cate, doesn’t have any suitors–until Pete comes to town, that is. Though he finds both sisters attractive, something about Cate’s feisty demeanor appeals to him. Soon the other bachelors in the district convince Pete to court Cate. She hardly seems receptive to his overtures, though. Instead, she’s immediately suspicious of his interest.

Author: Leslie Gould

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
1463 reviews

Precious Children of India: Giving Voice to Destitute Children of the World by Elizabeth Ann Carpenter

Children around the world live in dire conditions without even the basic necessities of water, food, shelter, and love. They often suffer in silence, struggling just to exist among the unexplainable and irreversible conditions in which they find themselves. Many are so young they do not know what they lack – the love of a family and the comfort of a home. Survival is their only concern as they grow up in a world of adults who seem to have forgotten them or are so busy with their own survival that they really do not have time to care.

These first person narratives are compiled from conversations with dozens of boys and girls in India. They put a voice to the suffering that they and thousands more like them endure every day. Children bravely share their stories of being caste bound, trafficked, beggars, witnesses to murder, unwanted, and of suffering great loss. Each child is a witness to his or her own story of survival. From their voices can be heard the desperate plea for someone to care, and if not for themselves, then for those even less fortunate whose voices have not been heard.

About the Author
Elizabeth Carpenter, and her husband, Bruce, have been deeply touched by the desperate needs of children around the world. They answered God’s call to give these children a voice by gathering and sharing their stories. From this calling, His Precious Children: A Story-Sharing Ministry was formed. Their ongoing passion is to work with needy children around the world and empower them through sharing their stories. Their most recent trip was to India.

Elizabeth and Bruce live in Columbus, Ohio, with their two dogs, Tippy and Zoey. They have two grown children, their daughter, Christina (husband Brian), and son, Zachary; also, like a son, Liz’s youngest brother, Kevin. They love being grandparents to Ethan and Oliver too. They are part of the church family at Discover Christian Church in Dublin, Ohio.

Author: Elizabeth Ann Carpenter

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
46 reviews

Seal of the King: A Fantasy Novel (Thrilling Action & adventure Fiction Book 1) by Ralph Smith

The battle between dark and light rages and the world is on the cusp of a tipping point. Will an age of darkness befall mankind or will the light prevail?
David and Aurora have seen visions of each other their entire lives but never met, until now. Aurora a fearsome warrior and David a simple farmer are thrust into the heart of the battle. An ancient prophecy foretells of their final showdown with the Dark One. Will their faith be strong enough for them to prevail?
Join them as they embark on their journey to the lair of the beast knowing they may never return.

Author: Ralph Smith

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
145 reviews

Déjà vu Bride: Contemporary Christian Romance (Racing Book 2) by Debra Ullrick

Racing Series:
Book 1 The Bride Wore Coveralls
Book 2 Déjà vu Bride
Book 3 Catch Me If You Can

Déjà vu Bride:
Furious with God, Olivia Roseman vows to never trust Him again. Why should she? Once again her prayers have gone unanswered, and once again another loved one has been ripped from her. With no job and only a few dollars, Olivia makes a choice to start over again. Without God and without love. However, her handsome new boss isn’t going to make forgetting God or keeping her vow to never love again very easy. Erik Cole questions the sanity of his moving from Swamper City, Alabama to Charity, West Virginia. That is, until he hires airbrush designer Olivia Roseman to paint his monster truck. When he senses that she’s a gal who is down on her luck, he vows to do whatever he can to help her. Only problem is, the little beauty creates more challenges than one. As his feelings toward her deepen, all Erik can do is hope and pray that one day Olivia will open up her heart to Christ—and to him.

Author: Debra Ullrick

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
45 reviews

To the Everlasting by Sarah Renee Lonelodge and Karen Marie Graham

Death is only the beginning of John & Catherine’s journey. But leaving this world behind entails much more than simply strolling through a gate of gold and pearl. Instead they find themselves with an unconventional angel reliving their own failures and successes one by one. As choices already made are unfolded and examined, John and Catherine are finally able to see the true nature of life. What part of it will determine their eternity?

Author: Sarah Renee Lonelodge and Karen Marie Graham

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
63 reviews