Red Rose Bouquet: A Contemporary Christian Novel (Grace Revealed Book 2) by Jennifer Rodewald

The dark places in life have taught her this much—some things simply cannot be forgiven.Cheryl Thompson learned over a decade ago to guard her shattered heart with a veil of cold indifference. Life since that day has been an endless cycle of detachment and loneliness, followed by superficial relationships. Break up, rinse, and repeat. Until something in her snaps. This life…she can’t do it anymore. She returns to her childhood home in the Colorado Rockies to help her nana, only to discover a man capable of thawing her iced-over emotions—a man she knows she doesn’t deserve, so she pushes him away. But he keeps coming back.Brock Kelly lived high as King of the Slopes in the world of snowboard cross racing. Medals. Money. Fame. But after a visit to an orphanage in Mexico, he gave up his adrenaline-packed lifestyle to follow a calling from God he didn’t know he had—helping kids who’d been damaged emotionally. When his best friend’s baby sister returns to town, he recognizes the hollow look in her eyes and sees the pain beneath her icy armor. It seems God has issued new call on his life. One he is not prepared for.Falling in love with a woman who keeps secrets is dangerous all on its own. But when Cheryl finally tells Brock what she’s never told anyone else…no wonder she is the way she is. It would take a miracle to heal that wound, and a love bigger than Brock had ever imagined to walk with her through the process.

Author: Jennifer Rodewald

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
247 reviews

Adam (Farraday Country Book 1) by Chris Keniston

Welcome to Farraday Country, a twist on the favorite 7 Brides for 7 Brothers theme set in cattle-ranching west Texas, with all the friends, family and fun that fans have come to expect from USA TODAY Bestselling author Chris Keniston.On a barren road in the pre-dawn hours, Adam Farraday, the oldest of seven siblings, happens upon a disabled sports car and an angel in white searching for a disappearing dog. What is it about this secretive redheaded beauty that intrigues him as no woman has before?After learning her fiancé’s true nature minutes before her wedding, Meg O’Brien drives as fast and as far away from her world as she can. Stranded with no money, and nowhere to go, the city girl must learn to fit in to small town life and all its quirky trappings. Too bad falling in love with her handsome rescuer is not an option.More Books in the Farraday Country Series:Adam Brooks – Book 2Connor – Book 3Declan – Book 4 – Coming November 2016Ethan – Book 5 – Coming December 2016Finn – Book 6 – Coming January 2017Grace – Book 7 – Coming February 2017For more books by multi-time USA TODAY Bestselling Author Chris Keniston, check out www.chriskeniston.com/books.html

Author: Chris Keniston

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
1181 reviews

Gunner (The Bad Disciples MC Book 1) by Savannah Rylan

I’ll screw any woman I want, even the enemy.As a sniper in the military, I shot on sight.But now the only thing I have eyes for is Brooklyn, the new bartender at PJ’s.Her curvy hips, those pouty lips, I want to touch every inch of her skin.I’ll bend her over my bike and show her how a Bad Disciple really rides.But Brooklyn is hiding something. A secret that could rip us and the club apart. I killed her brother overseas. And now it haunts me in our streets. I’ll convince Brooklyn to stay with me. I never miss a target, and this time the bullseye is her heart.Gunner (The Bad Disciples MC) is a full length STANDALONE bad boy MC HEIST romance. The next in the series, Hunter (The Bad Disciples MC) is NOW AVAILABLE!!

Author: Savannah Rylan

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
156 reviews

A Heart of Time by Shari J. Ryan and Lisa Brown

“Time of death…” the doctor said.I won’t forget that moment I looked over at Ellie—the paleness of her once rosy cheeks, the blue hue coating her perfect lips—the woman I had been with since we were five years old. My wife. My best friend…and the mother to our newborn baby girl.You promised me we would be together forever, I wanted to tell her. She gave me her forever, I told myself. Her forever just ended at twenty-five.“You need to say your goodbyes…” the doctor said.How do I say goodbye to the one person in my life I could never say goodbye to?My body is numb, and my heart hurts. Hurts like someone just ripped it out of my chest. Which is ironic…“We are going to remove her heart now, Hunter. It was her wish to donate,” the doctor said.She never told me this.She never told me another woman would carry on with her beating heart. She never told me this woman knew me but wouldn’t let me know her.She never told me if I should follow her heart, or if I should follow mine.She knew. She could have told me…

Author: Shari J. Ryan and Lisa Brown

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
146 reviews

Sing Your Heart Out: A Rock Star Romance (Sinful Serenade Book 1) by Crystal Kaswell

Good girls don’t date rock stars. They certainly don’t have rock star f-buddies.Still a virgin at 21, Meg Smart walks a straight and narrow path. She aces her classes, excels at her part time job, and carefully avoids trouble–no drinks, no drugs, and especially, no boyfriends.Rock star Miles Webb doesn’t do “boyfriend.” He skips over intimacy and love in favor of easy distraction–a beautiful woman under him, screaming his name.Meg is drawn to the pain in his gorgeous, tortured voice. But the man she hears on the radio is nothing like the player she meets at a mutual friend’s house party. When she walks in on one of his trysts, she’s embarrassed enough to die. His merciless teasing leaves her blushed and frustrated, but she’s intrigued by his wit, his confidence, his casual offer to give her a night she’ll never forget.Neither of them wants a relationship, so they strike up an arrangement: They’ll be friends with benefits, nothing more, nothing less. There are only three rules: no secrets, no feelings, no falling in love.Only neither one of them can quite abide by the terms.***Sing Your Heart Out is a full-length, standalone new adult romance.***Sinful Serenade, a new adult romance series,  follows the men of rock band Sinful Serenade and the women they love. Each book can be read as a standalone.Sing Your Heart Out – Miles – amzn.com/dp/B01685Y1X2Strum Your Heart Out – Drew – amzn.com/dp/B0184BHNIS Rock Your Heart Out – Tom – amzn.com/B01CRD1XFSPlay Your Heart Out – Pete –  May 2016

Author: Crystal Kaswell

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
418 reviews

Reluctantly Married (The Married Series Book 2) by Victorine E. Lieske

From the NYT’s best selling author of Not What She Seems.Megan Holloway can’t stand her local morning show co-host, Adam Warner, even though he’s a total hunk. He goads her on-air until she says things she regrets. But since ratings increase each time they have an on-air fight, the producer encourages his behavior.When a relationship specialist comes onto the show purporting that Adam has hidden feelings for her, she reluctantly agrees to go out with him–on camera. What starts out as one date turns into a viral dating show with Megan and Adam alternating between locking lips and knocking heads.As Megan fights her growing attraction to Adam, their popularity increases and ABC takes notice, offering them their own program. Not a morning show like Megan is hoping, but a dating show in which she and Adam must marry at the end. With the promise of a hundred thousand dollars and the possibility of scoring what she really wants, her own national program, she signs on.What she doesn’t know is that Adam has fallen in love with her, and his objective is to get her to do the same.This is a sweet romance, appropriate for any age. Like clean romance? Check out cleanromancebooks.com!

Author: Victorine E. Lieske

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
383 reviews

Home Grown: Book One in the Based on True Stories Collection by Ninie Hammon

DON’T MESS WITH A WOMAN WHO BUYS INK BY THE BARREL     
FACT…
In 1989, federal authorities busted what they called the Cornbread Mafia, the largest domestic marijuana growing operation in American history. They confiscated 182 tons of pot with a street value– in 1989!–of $400 million. Federal marshals arrested 56 men in 5 states…but they all came from one small town in Kentucky.

FICTION…
Somebody murdered Jim Bingham, shot him dead in front of his own newspaper office in the small town of Brewster, Kentucky, and now his heartbroken daughter must abandon the world of academic journalism for the real world of running the newspaper he left behind.
 
But Sarabeth Bingham soon discovers that marijuana-growing has corrupted the idyllic small town where she grew up. 

The sheriff can’t get a marijuana conviction because the county’s jury pool is tainted. 

Her cousin grows weed and has lost his wife and daughter to the world of drugs. 

Sarabeth finds herself falling for a handsome bourbon distillery owner she’s convinced is financing his business with dope money.

And a ruthless farmer named Bubba Jamison will do anything–absolutely anything–to protect his empire.

After 3 children find dope money in an abandoned building and the dopers kidnap them to get it back, Sarabeth heeds the words on the plaque that has hung above her father’s desk for as long as she can remember: “Don’t mess with a man who buys ink by the barrel!”

In a blazing front-page editorial in the next issue of the Tribune, Sarabeth declares war on the marijuana-growing industry! Now, the growers have to shut her up and she soon learns a terrifying lesson: dopers fight dirty.
         

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          Home Grown isn’t the true story of the rise and fall of the Cornbread Mafia, not from a historical perspective; thrillers like this are too intricately woven to stick to the facts. But the novel is as real as what actually did happen, a mystery thrillers and suspense story with a female protagonist who grabs the reader and drags him into the action to live it with her. Sarabeth Bingham isn’t the stereotypical heroine of sappy contemporary women’s fiction. She is flawed, human and real. She has multiple sclerosis and a past filled with the kind of pain that’s the mortar for building walls. Home Grown gives crime fiction a heart–and the face of a red-haired woman who didn’t set out to be a hero. 

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READERS’ PRAISE
Her books will entertain you and keep you flipping pages. She pulls no punches and no characters are safe. But she will also move you emotionally. This is the 4th Hammon novel I’ve read and I can’t wait for her 5th. Bestselling author Eric Wilson, Top 100 Amazon Reviewer
Ninie has a way of sharing real happenings of that time period through fiction and protecting the real people involved. I know because I live in the small town she wrote about. ohsolma
Mystery, thrillers and suspense stories and historical thrillers are the genres I enjoy, and Home Grown has a reality and believability that’s rare in crime fiction. The novel may be billed as women’s fiction, but I’m a man and it’s one of the best dramas I’ve ever read. T. Fredrick
The fact that this book is fiction, but based on events that actually took place makes it all the more gripping. This is the first book of Hammon’s I have read. I shall definitely be reading her others. Shirley Ford
Home Grown is based on a true story from 30 years ago but the greed and evil felt very contemporary. Women will identify with the female protagonist because she’s no superwoman. Her vulnerability moves the book beyond typical crime fiction. Sally Hayes

Author: Ninie Hammon

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
592 reviews

Start Again: A Contemporary Romance Novel (Start Again Series #1) by J. Saman

Kate Taylor had the perfect life. That is until an accident took everything she had away. For two years she has been living moment to moment and day to day. She’s lost and can’t seem to find her way back. Finally, in a last ditch effort, she decides to leave town in search of a fresh start. In walks Ryan Grant – a family friend who is thrust upon her. Ryan is amazing. The perfect man with dark hair and sexy green eyes. Doesn’t hurt that they have smoldering chemistry either. Ryan Grant is stuck in limbo, floating through life with work as his only focus. Probably because he’s been betrayed a time or two by the people he thought he could trust. Needing a change, he plans on moving his company west to Seattle. There is just one big problem. He doesn’t fly. So when a girl from his past offers to drive him across the country, how could he say no? Katie is his dream girl after all. Always has been. Tensions build between them as resisting each other becomes harder and harder.

Author: J. Saman

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
111 reviews

Starboard Secrets: A Cruise Ship Cozy Mystery (Cruise Ship Christian Cozy Mysteries Series Book 1) by Hope Callaghan

“Starboard Secrets” is Book 1 of the Cruise Ship Christian Cozy Mysteries Series. BONUS – RECIPE INCLUDED!Millie Sanders’ happily ever after is suddenly destroyed when her husband of 35 years comes home one day and informs her that he is leaving her for another woman. To make matters worse, the other woman happens to be her “friend” and hairdresser.After months of mourning and moping around the house, she stumbles upon a help wanted ad in the newspaper for the perfect job as an assistant cruise ship director. Before Millie can talk herself out of it, she fills out the application and mails it in. Much to her surprise, not only does the company contact her, they hire her!Determined to start a new life and new career, Millie boards the ship, ready for a new adventure. She isn’t on board the massive floating city – her new home – more than ten minutes when a dead body is discovered near the atrium bar.Her curiosity gets the best of her and before she knows it, Millie finds herself right in the thick of the investigation. With a little help from a new friend and shipmate, the amateur sleuth discovers that the deceased had more enemies than friends, making this murder an even tougher case to crack.Will Millie delve too deeply and risk losing her job – and possibly her life?..File under:,cozy mysteries, cozy culinary mystery,cozy mystery culinary,cozy mystery,cozy mysteries with recipes,cozy mystery animal,cozy animal mystery,women sleuths,christian mystery,christian romance,christian fiction,mystery,christian mystery & suspense,christian books,christian suspense,cruise ship mysteries, cruise ship fiction

Author: Hope Callaghan

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
431 reviews