The Silence of Trees by Valya Dudycz Lupescu

In Chicago’s Ukrainian Village, Nadya Lysenko has built her life on a foundation of secrets. When she was sixteen, Nadya snuck out of her house in Western Ukraine to meet a fortuneteller in the woods. She never expected it to be the last time she would see her family. Decades later, Nadya continues to be haunted by the death of her parents and sisters. The myths and magic of her childhood are still a part of her reality: dreams unite friends across time and space, house spirits misplace keys and glasses, and a fortuneteller’s cards predict the future. Nadya’s beloved dead insist on being heard through dreams and whispers in the night. They want the truth to come out. Nadya needs to face her past and confront the secrets she buried–in The Silence of Trees.

Author: Valya Dudycz Lupescu

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
295 reviews

Two Tears in a Bucket by Traci Bee

Betrayed by her cold, callous mother and abused by her alcoholic stepfather, eighteen-year-old Simone Woodard is kicked out of the house like a bag of trash and left to survive on her own. While struggling to create a life for herself, her beauty and innocence captivate Kevin Kennard, a handsome, hazel-eyed felon with an addiction to all things illegal. For the first time in Kevin’s life, real love has him rethinking his criminal path. But the action on the streets won’t take a backseat to Simone. Who will win this tug of war?

Two Tears in a Bucket is a soulful novel that reminds us how powerful and lasting the bonds of love can be, even among the harsh realities of life.

Author: Traci Bee

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
493 reviews

Tea With Emma (The Teacup Novellas Book 1) by Diane Moody

Tea with Emma – The Teacup Novellas Book OneFresh from a Jane Austen tour in England, Maddie Cooper returns home to Texas, determined to bring a touch of “Austen to Austin.” She dreams of opening an authentic English tea room and, like Austen’s Emma, put into practice her self-proclaimed gift as a matchmaker. But an airport mishap with a cranky Englishman gets her off on the wrong foot (quite literally), especially when he moves into the university guest house across the street. Can Maddie find a love for her unapproachable new neighbor, or has she finally met her match?

Author: Diane Moody

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
573 reviews

VAN LAVEN CHRONICLES THRONE OF NOVOXOS by Tyler Chase

An action-packed, psychological thriller that explores the depths of obsession and betrayal, and the shocking lengths a man will go to hold on to what he desires most…

Sometimes the enemy within is worse than the enemy without…

Lord Comron Van Laven is the brave but deeply troubled heir to throne. Lady Vaush Bastionli, is the spirited daughter of his mortal enemy, the one woman he should never love. But when a cruel twist of fate forces them to rely upon each other for their very survival, old hatreds are supplanted by something far too powerful for them to resist.

But a startling revelation about Vaush’s true origins threatens to destroy Comron’s kingdom. Meanwhile, his own deeply disturbing family history may prove to be his undoing. Possessed by his fiery passion for Vaush, yet compelled to protect his realm, Comron embarks on a thrilling, inter-planetary odyssey that plunges the couple into the midst of epic battles and raging political power struggles.

Those seeking to kill or control Vaush relentlessly hunt the two as they race to Novoxos where Comron can help Vaush fulfill her destiny and save the Empire from a horrible, apocalyptic fate. If only Comron’s internal chaos doesn’t destroy them first…

Author: Tyler Chase

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
146 reviews

A Rose Blooms Twice (A Prairie Heritage, Book 1) by Vikki Kestell

Faith-Filled Fiction at Its Best!
Look for Stolen, Book 5 in the series A Prairie Heritage, available June 1!

Rose Brownlee has lost more than most people can endure. Now she must find a way to move on with her life and choose whether she will bow to conventional wisdom or, like Abraham, follow where God leads her . . . even to a country she does not know. Set in the American prairie of the late 1800s, this story of loss, disillusionment, rebirth, and love will inspire, challenge, and encourage you.

Book 1 in the series, A Prairie Heritage. . Read the exciting sequel to this book, Joy on This Mountain.

A Prairie Heritage:
Book 1: A Rose Blooms Twice
Book 2: Joy on This Mountain
Book 3: The Captive Within
Book 4: Wild Heart on the Prairie
Book 5: Stolen, June 2014
Book 6: To Be Announced, 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: 4.70 / 5
215 reviews

She Sins at Midnight: "Hilarious!" ~Kirkus by Whitney Dineen

Lila Montgomery, thirty-two-year-old Hollywood assistant extraordinaire, has a secret. On the outside, she’s a hard-working dedicated employee, a good friend, and a loving daughter. But above all else, she’s been raised to be a lady, which of course is why she’s determined to conceal her secret life. If her straight-laced friends and family back home ever discover that she is really the smashing new author of a steamy romance novel, their disapproval would shame her forever! That’s why Lila has chosen to publish her sexy narrative under the nom de plume, Jasmine Sheath.

With her fifteenth high school class reunion on the horizon, Lila finds herself at a crossroads. More than anything she wants to go home and see her childhood friends but is embarrassed that she hasn’t accomplished the things she feels she should have by this time in her life; mainly marriage and children.

After another brutal run-in with Melinda Forrester, Oscar nominated actress and client of her boss, Josh Furber, Lila decides that fleeing Hollywood for a month is the best thing for her. Lila packs her bags for her childhood home of Bentley Hills, sure that her friends and family will be the touchstone of normalcy that she so desperately needs. What she doesn’t expect is that Melinda will follow her and a tabloid media circus will ensue!

Not only does Lila discover that her home is nothing like she remembers, but she meets and falls in love with the very man that inspired the hero in her novel.

She Sins at Midnight is full of laugh out loud hi-jinks that will make you never look at Hollywood the same way again!

Author, Whitney Dineen, swears that this novel is based purely on fiction and that any characters bearing any resemblance to any celebrities you know are completely and totally fictitious; even though she spent eighteen years in La La Land, with a celebrity client base for her real job…

Author: Whitney Dineen

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
70 reviews

A Dream Unfolding (Prescott Pioneers Book 1) by Karen Baney

Prescott Pioneers Series #1Christian Historical Romance set in the Arizona Territory in 1863. The promise of a new life and a chance to start over…Hannah Anderson had the life she always wanted, married to the man of her dreams.  When her husband’s brother gets in trouble with the law, the town turns against them, shattering her perfect life.  Now they are left with only one choice—to head west to the Arizona Territory in the hopes of creating a new life.  Will the journey be worth the cost?lt;p>Will Colter, after burying his father, is forced to leave the ranch he has called home for nearly thirty years.  The journey is dangerous, challenging him and his men.  Will he find the new life he was hoping for?Or, is there a new dream quietly unfolding before their eyes?

Author: Karen Baney

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
164 reviews

Wishing on Baby Dust by Lydia Winters and Lindzee Armstrong

Infertility stinks. No one knows that better than Megan. After six years of insanity-inducing hormone drugs and desperate prayers, all she has to show for her efforts are enough negative pregnancy tests to fill a bassinet. All around her women are accidentally getting pregnant—like her star piano student—while Megan remains hopelessly barren. Megan’s never felt so alone. But she’s not the only one struggling.

Christina has just entered the world of infertility, made worse by the fact her husband isn’t ready to be a father. Their marriage, already hanging in the balance, is being torn apart.

Then there’s Kyra, the mother of a precocious three-year-old. She’s shocked to be struggling with secondary infertility. A baby is priceless, but sometimes Kyra feels like she’s being forced to choose which commandment to keep: stay out of debt, or multiply and replenish the earth.

When Megan and Christina are assigned as Kyra’s visiting teachers, they all realize that what you see isn’t necessarily what’s beneath the surface. Some secrets aren’t worth the cost of keeping them.

Author: Lydia Winters and Lindzee Armstrong

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
50 reviews

Reinventing Mona by Jennifer Coburn

What’s new? Me, for starters… It all began when my job offered me a buyout package. That’s when the realization hit: I’m young, I’m rich (thanks to a hefty inheritance), and I’m boring. Things are gonna change-starting now… Building a better man trap… First things first: Exercise. Carrot juice. Straight hair. Whiter teeth. Clothes that fit. But wait-there’s more. I’m finally ready to take a chance on love with the perfect guy. He’s handsome. He’s smart. He’s reliable. He’s my CPA. Problem is, I’m clueless about winning him over. It’s time to call in an expert. It’s time to call in The Dog. Down, boy. Mike “The Dog” Dougherty is a man’s man. A guy’s guy. Okay, he’s a chauvinist pig, and his sty is “The Dog House,” a testosterone-charged column in Maximum for Him magazine. On one hand, I abhor all he stands for. On the other hand, who better to coach me? So here I am. Learning the complex unspoken language of the American male (Talk, bad. Sex, good.); trying exciting new things (Stripping lessons are empowering. Really.); falling for Mike. Uh oh. But the Mike I’m getting to know is different from The Dog. And the Mona I’m becoming isn’t quite who I expected, either. This whole makeover scheme is getting crazier by the minute. But “crazy” beats “boring”…right?

“An over-the-top, laugh-out-loud romp.”
Jennifer Crusie, best-selling author of Bet Me

“A coming-of-age novel for women approaching, at or over 30, Reinventing Mona is a witty, surprising, and sometimes sad—in the good-cry way.”
Valerie Frankel, best-selling author of The Not-So Perfect Man

“Jennifer Coburn’s giving personality and warm heart makes for a giving novel filled with the best of chick lit, so sit back, enjoy, and receive her gifts with a smile.”
Lynn Isenberg, author of My Life Uncovered

“The two great pleasures of reading this witty, wisecracking novel are witnessing Mona Warren discover her own possibilities as you watch her discover the key to real love: having the courage to be yourself!”
Diane Stingley, Dress You Up in My Love

“By turns funny and poignant, combining elements of screwball comedy with a quest to get over the past and be loved in the present, Reinventing Mona is sure to please the readers who enjoyed The Wife of Reilly.”
Lauren Baratz-Logsted, author of The Thin Pink Line
and Crossing the Line

“Reinventing Mona is a clever, sparkling tale of personal discovery, that kept me turning the pages late into the night! Jennifer Coburn does a lovely job of developing characters that shine, not despite their flaws, but because of them. You can’t help but find something familiar in each of them. I was rooting for the entire cast from beginning to end. Mona is a real winner!”
Donna Kauffman, best-selling author of The Cinderella Rules

“Watching Mona Warren reinvent herself is like watching Plain Jane metamorphose into a modern day Scarlett O’Hara. Original, funny and heartfelt Jennifer Coburn once again delivers another creative page-turner. This book is a wonderful invention!”
Whitney Lyles, author of Always the Bridesmaid

“Jennifer Coburn has invented a Mona with misadventures you’ll remember, and a heartwarming, page-turning, funny story that will leave you wanting more.”
Laurie Graff, author of You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs

Author: Jennifer Coburn

Rating: Rating: 4.00 / 5
408 reviews

Learning to Live (The Infinite Love Series Book 1) by Kira Adams and Joanne LaRe Thompson

Ciera Nelson wants what any other outcast wants, invisibility. If she can just make it through the rest of her year with minor incidents and a head held low she will be able to put the hell hole they call school in her rearview. Unfortunately, life has different plans for her.

Topher Carlson is one of the biggest jocks on campus. All the guys want to be him, all the girls want to claim him. When secrets are uncovered, Topher’s life spins wildly out of control.

They are far from friends when the school year begins, but each will impact the other’s life in ways they never dreamed possible. Can Ciera help Topher realize that popularity and status mean nothing in the real world? Can Topher help Ciera learn the true meaning of living?

Sometimes you have to let go to really live. Sometimes being alive means taking risks.

Learning to Live is the first book in the Infinite Love series.

Author: Kira Adams and Joanne LaRe Thompson

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
70 reviews