If you like women’s fiction, contemporary or historical romance, suspense/mystery/thrillers, and/or science fiction, here are 34 reasons to read this month… all from American Christian Fiction Writers.
1. Across the Cotton Fields; Mississippi Brides, book 1 by Diane T. Ashley and Aaron McCarver– Romance from Barbour. Alexandra Lewis must find a husband before a family scandal follows her to Mississippi, but where does God fit into her plans?
2. A Door County Christmas; The Heart’s Harbor by Cynthia Ruchti, Ride With Me Into Christmas by Rachael Phillips, My Heart Still Beats by Eileen Key, and Christmas Crazy by Becky Melby, A collection of four Christmas-themed romance novellas from Barbour. A Door County innkeeper guarantees four single women that her Christmas cactus gifts˜and love˜will bloom by Christmas. As December nears, will barren plants and romances blossom into holiday joy?
3. A Hope Undaunted; Winds of Change series, book 1 by Julie Lessman — An Romance from Revell. While on a summer law internship, a sassy and modern woman of the Roaring 20s butts heads with her lawyer boss, a stubborn pest from her past.
4. A Memory Between Us; Wings of Glory, Book 2 by Sarah Sundin — An historical from Revell. During World War II, B-17 pilot Maj. Jack Novak has never failed to meet a challenge – until he meets Lt. Ruth Doherty, a striking nurse with a shameful secret.
5. A Prairie Christmas Collection by Deborah Raney, Tracie Peterson, Tracey V. Bateman, and six others — A collection of nine Christmas-themed romance novellas from Barbour. An instant holiday treasure, this fiction collection is penned by nine multi-published authors. Each novella promises a sweet Christian romance on the historical American Great Plains.
6. A Riverwalk Christmas by Elizabeth Goddard, Martha Rogers, Lynette Sowell and Kathleen Y’Barbo— A collection of Christmas-themed romance novellas from Barbour. Four young women find love in the most unexpected places at Christmas.
7. A Very Private Grave; #1 The Monastery Murders by Donna Fletcher Crow — A Suspense/Mystery/Thriller from Kregel. Felicity thinks she knows everything, until a brutal murder teaches her she doesn’t know anything.
8. A Woodland Christmas by Janelle Mowery, Tamela Hancock Murray, Darlene Franklin and Ramona Cecil— A collection of Christmas-themed romance novellas from Barbour. Experience a nostalgic Christmas in the Piney Woods of East Texas where a traveling wood-carver dispenses wisdom that brings four couples to realize the gift of love.
9. Alpha Redemption by P.A. Baines — A Science Fiction/Fantasy/Futuristic from Splashdown Books. In man’s pursuit of knowledge, artificial intelligence was created. In the pursuit of love, artificial intelligence found God.
10. Baby Makes A Match; Love Inspired/Chatam House Series by Arlene James — A Romance from Steeple Hill. A rodeo cowboy rescues a stranded pregnant girl and with the help of three matchmaking aunties….well what else do you need?
11. Christmas Mail Order Brides by Vickie McDonough, Susan Page Davis, Therese Stenzel and Carrie Turansky— A collection of Christmas-themed romance novellas from Barbour. Ride the transcontinental railroad as marriage arrives by mail-order-and just in time for Christmas.
12. Finding Becky; Book 3 Winds Across the Prairie by Martha Rogers — An Historical from Realms/Strang. Rebecca comes home with a new attitude, but Rob wants to find the Becky he’s loved since their youth.
13. Formula for Danger by Camy Tang — A Suspense/Mystery/Thriller from Love Inspired Suspense. Dermatologist researcher Rachel Grant is pursued by an enemy trying to take her latest research and her life.
14. Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer — A Romance from Bethany House. When a recovering romantic goes to work for a handsome ranch owner, her heart isn’t the only thing in danger.
15. High-Stakes Inheritance by Susan Sleeman — A Romance from Steeple Hill. Claiming an inheritance turns deadly when Mia Blackburn returns to her hometown.
16. In Every Heartbeat by Kim Vogel Sawyer — An Historical from Bethany House. Claiming an inheritance turns deadly when Mia Blackburn returns to her hometown.Three best friends, three cherished dreams, three searching hearts…
17. Judgement Day by Wanda Dyson — A Suspense/Mystery/Thriller from Random House/Waterbrook. One reporter’s love of sensationalism leads to a horrifying story and someone willing to kill her to keep her quiet.
18. Lily and the Lawman; Idaho Brides, Book Two by Erica Vetsch — An Historical from Barbour. A wary woman has no choice but to join forces with a local lawman to rescue her kidnapped niece.
20. Lydia’s Charm by Wanda Brunstetter — A Romance from Barbour. Will the anonymous gifts left for Lydia bring her hope for a new life, and when tragedy befalls her yet again, will the mysterious gift giver be there to support her?
21. Making Waves; CHAIM series, Book Four by Lorna Seilstad — An Historical from Revell. After Mr. Boring presses for an engagement, a witting debutante meets an intriguing sailing instructor who is everything her hum drum suitor is not.
22. McKenzie; Montana Skies Series by Penny Zeller — An Historical from Whitaker House. She wanted to change him and mold him into the man she was supposed to marry. Instead, she was the one whose heart was changed.
23. Medical Error; Prescription For Trouble (book two) by Richard L. Mabry, M.D. — A Suspense/Mystery/Thriller from Abingdon. Identity theft isn’t normally fatal, but this time it was.
24. More Than Words; Daughters of Amana #2 by Judith Miller — An Historical from Bethany House. Will Gretchen Kohler’s one impulsive decision cause tragic consequences for the entire Amana Community and cost her everything, even the love of her life?
25. Second Chance Brides; Texas Boardinghouse Brides #2 by Vickie McDonough — An Historical from Barbour. When the man they came to town to marry weds someone else, two mail order brides must find a way to survive in Texas–or find another man to marry.
26. Secret of the Shroud by Pamela Billings Ewen — A Suspense/Mystery/Thriller from B&H Publishers. A powerful Bishop reaches for revenge when he’s suddenly confronted with the secret of the Shroud and a choice that can destroy him.
27. Tender Vow by Sharlene MacLaren — A Romance from Whitaker House. When John Evans is killed in a skiing accident, his brother, Jake, reaches out to his widowed sister-in-law, but Rachel will have nothing to do with his charity, particularly since they have a “history” she’d rather forget–but God has other plans.
28. The Columns of Cottonwood; The Alabama River Heritage Series by Sandra Robbins — A Romance from Barbour. When a handsome stranger purchases a woman’s plantation for back taxes, she vows to recover her land, but they discover God has a greater solution–a compromise to benefit both.
29. The Doctor’s Blessing; #2 in The Brides of Amish Country by Patricia Davids — A Romance from Steeple Hill. A nurse-midwife to the Amish and the new doctor clash over her home deliveries.
30. The Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson — A Romance from Zondervan. The Sleeping Beauty fairy tale comes to life when Rose, the apprentice to the town healer, falls in love with Lord Hamlin, the betrothed son of a duke.
31. The Newcomer by Laurie Alice Eakes — An Historical from Barbour. Marigold sacrifices things precious to her, for the sake of her young charges and isn’t willing to let their uncle take over when danger follows in his wake.
32. The Perfect Blend; The Tea Shop Series by Trish Perry — A Romance from Harvest House. A jilted bride encounters chaotic jobs, overbearing society matrons, and charming suitors in her quest for love, independence, and the occasional glimpse of God’s will.
33. The Wolf of Tebron by C. S. Lakin — An Science Fiction/Fantasy/Futuristic from AMG/Living Ink. A young blacksmith goes in search of his missing wife, journeying to the four ends of the world and solving riddles with a faithful wolf at his side.
34. Where Hearts Are Free; Darkness to Light Series, Book #3 by Golden Keyes Parsons — An Historical from Thomas Nelson. In the freedom and promise of the New World, Bridget Barrington and Philippe Clavell fall in love, but nothing about their love seems possible, apart from God’s intervention.