The weather is starting to cool down a little and the holidays are fast approaching. Stock up on some great new books to read while sitting by the fire, drinking your favorite tea or coffee in the morning, or to gain those little snatches of sanity in the middle of your busy afternoon!
Sleigh Bells Ring in Romance
by Shanna Hatfield
You're never too old to fall in love . . . Will over-the-hill neighbors embrace a holiday romance?
Rancher Jess Milne lost his wife years ago, but he’s finally ready to give love a second chance. It’s a shame the one woman in Romance who captures his interest is a prickly, wasp-tongued she-devil. She used to be one of his closest friends until he asked her out. Her vocal, vehement refusal made her thoughts on dating him crystal clear. Despite her animosity, Jess can’t help but be attracted to her fire and spirit.
Widowed more than ten years, Doris Grundy tries to convince herself she’s content with her life. Her recently married grandson and his wife bring her joy. The ranch she’s lived on since she was a young bride gives her purpose. She’s an active member of their close-knit community. But the old coot who lives down the road continually invades her thoughts, keeping her from having any peace. Doris will be the last to admit she longs for the love and affection of her handsome neighbor.
When the two of them are unexpectedly thrown together, will they find a little holiday spirit and allow the love of the season to ring in their hearts? Find out in this sweet novella from USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield.
The Twins' Family Christmas
by Lee Tobin McClain
A mommy’s all his twins want for Christmas…
in this Redemption Ranch novel
Pastor Carson Blair plans a quiet Christmas vacation for his twin girls—until veteran Lily Watkins gets snowed in with them. Lily is drawn to the warmth of this family, but she’s hiding a secret about Carson’s late wife that threatens more than their holiday. And the twins have their own plan—one that includes a gift-wrapped mommy to complete their family.
His Christmas Wish
by Melissa McClone
Carly Bishop loved Christmas…until tragedy struck.
Distraught and grief-stricken over the deaths of her fiancé and brother, she left Hood Hamlet and her Christmas spirit behind, to start over somewhere new. But now, six years later, her family needs her. Carly returns home to face her past and give her niece and nephew the best Christmas ever.
Burdened with guilt, Jake Porter believes he could have saved his two friends on that fateful day and kept Carly from experiencing such a heart-wrenching loss. When she arrives in town, Jake wants to make amends so they can both finally move forward with their lives.
As Jake helps Carly experience the magic of Christmas so she'll embrace the holiday again, will he also be able to open her heart to something else she’d given up on…love?
The Matchmaker's Fake Marriage
by Bree Livingston
Two best friends, one romantic tropical vacation, and a week pretending to be married.
Jobless and heartbroken, Peyton Burrows jumps at the chance to spend Christmas in Hawaii with her best friend since childhood. Chances are good that a tropical getaway will take her mind off all her troubles. But the lanky boy who kissed her in high school is now a gorgeous hunk with a sweet streak big enough to give her cavities.
Matchmaker Gus Grant wants nothing more than to mend his best friend's heart. He plans a relaxing time for her at his new resort, not expecting a nosy reporter to question his bachelor status. When Peyton blurts out that they're married, he goes along with the ruse to protect his reputation and save his newest business venture.
Will their fake marriage cement their determination to remain friends or will it blur into something they’ve both been looking for?
Lone Star Christmas
by Jolene Navarro
Determined to restore the historic buildings in Clear Water, Texas, Jackie Bergmann needs permission from the property’s new owner—her ex-boyfriend. And though Max Delgado agrees to give her access, he has one request: that she help him care for his orphaned brothers. But when she starts to fall for Max again, can she convince him not to sell his family’s ranch…and stay home for Christmas and forever?
I Know the Plans
by Melissa Wardwell
All the plans Tiffany and Brad made for their lives as individuals were thrown to the wind the moment they met. Now, after almost a decade of marriage, they spend more time apart than together. Though plans remain unfulfilled, their hearts seek to remain steadfast and connected.
After Brad returns from his latest tour in Afghanistan, it is evident that the man Tiffany married is no longer the same. As Brad struggles with reacquainting himself with his life, Tiffany questions how it could be part of God's plan. Have the sins of their past finally come back to haunt them? No matter how much support they have in their family and friends, the choice is still theirs. Will they continue to trust God with their lives or will they choose their own course?
by Julie C. Gilbert
Being the Chosen One could kill her …
Victoria Saveron knows two things for certain. Dark forces want to kill her, and her friends have cooler powers than she does. Katrina can shapeshift and Tellen can tap into destructive magic currents.
Everything else is uncertain and rumors abound.
Victoria might be the Chosen One, whatever that means. Her father might be able to help them, but only if they can find him. Coldhaven’s villagers might be able to offer them food and shelter. Some fool might be running around unlocking Darkland portals to raise an undead army.
The further Victoria and her companions get on their journey, the more dangers and betrayals they face. They must awaken Vic’s true powers or forfeit the world.
The Billionaire's Beagle
by Kristy Tate
Above all else, Letty detests liars. A good girl through and through, she’s always tried to walk a straight line, which hasn’t been easy given her father walked a crooked path that led him to prison.
Wes is attracted to Letty the moment he meets her. One of the things he loves about her is she thinks he’s just a beach bum working at the local hotel and she’s okay with him just as (she thinks) he is.
But when Betty the beagle gets kidnapped, the budding romance goes off the rails and Wes and Letty are forced fess up to their lies and exaggerations before their problems (and beagles) get completely out of hand and off leash.
Rise of the Seer
by Brandon Barr
A god-gifted young woman is chosen for a grim task– one that will take her beyond the boundaries of her own world. Winter’s chilling visions of the future make clear that her choices will not only affect the success of her mission… but whether those she loves will live or die.
On the distant world of Hearth, Meluscia is the daughter of a dying king. As he wages a bitter war in the north, a growing evil devours the villages of the east. She would turn her kingdom’s forces to face the emerging threat– but first, she must gain the throne… and confront the secret desire that torments her soul.
Though worlds apart, Meluscia and Winter’s destinies are bound together by portals and an ancient prophecy that promises to pull friend and foe together in a devastating collision.
Terrorists, Traitors and Spies
by J. Traveler Pelton
The middle generations of the Oberllyn's carry on the legacy of their father Noah by setting up a network of scientists, spies and informants all over the globe. This book spans the generations from 1910 to 2010; a time of change and growth. The family tries to stay out of the feud between Edison and Tesla while beginning to investigate an elusive enemy network that grows into an worldwide web that will plague them for generations. They survive Two World Wars, The Korean Conflict, Vietnam War and the Gulf Wars in spite of attacks on them personally from the enemy and from their own government. Will the legacy of the Lenape negotiators carry the family through discrimination, hatred and treason? Will there be another seven generations of the people to carry on or will they follow their ancestors into oblivion?
A Merry Miracle in Romance
by Melanie D. Snitker
It’ll take a Christmas miracle to turn a grudging friendship into true love.
Baxter Reid returns to his hometown of Romance, eager to see his childhood crush. Unfortunately, Savannah hasn’t forgotten all the ways he used to tease her back then. He’s got his work cut out for him if he’s going to get a second chance.
When Savannah Miller learns her former arch enemy is back in town, she dreads running into him. Baxter is at the center of some of her most embarrassing childhood memories. She’s more than happy to avoid Baxter until he apologizes and suggests a truce. Now what is she supposed to do?
Only time will tell whether the spirit of Christmas in Romance is enough to transform a grudging relationship into true love.
When Hope Went South
by Patricia Snelling
It was the last straw for Hope Peterson. Her parent’s betrayal was more than she could bear. How could she survive the deprivation of everything and everyone she had ever loved? One loss was enough but unbeknown to her, there was more heartbreak to come.
During her perilous road trip along the Southern Alps, she experiences the joy of witnessing the most breath-taking scenery she had ever seen. But when she arrives at Dart River Ranch, the revelation of a deeply buried secret kills her joy.
Can the truth provide her with a new life of love and a mended heart or will it be a cruel messenger of unrelenting pain? Who can rescue her from her past?
Holding Onto Love in Romance
by Liwen Y. Ho
She’s a small town inn owner learning how to trust. He’s a big time singer struggling to protect the woman he loves. Together, they must fight to keep their romance alive.
Being engaged to America's hottest pop star brings Izzy Sutton’s insecurities to the surface, making her question if she can handle life in the public eye. Complications multiply when her ex shows up on her doorstep two weeks before the wedding, with nowhere to live.
Through hard work and determination, Chase Lockhart climbed the Top 40 charts and won the hand of the only woman he’s ever loved. Helping Izzy overcome her cold feet, however, proves to be more challenging than expected, especially when he’s away on tour days before their wedding.
With their Christmas Eve wedding fast approaching, Izzy and Chase face the biggest decision of their relationship. Will they allow their circumstances to divide them or will they find enough reasons to keep holding onto love?
A Reel Christmas in Romance
by J.J. DiBenedetto
Owner of the lone movie theater in Romance, Marianne Carter loves the old movies she shows on the big screen. She’s just struck up an email friendship with a newcomer to town. Unaware of his identity but feeling loyal to him, she fights her attraction to a handsome man she keeps bumping into around town.
Under a false identity, Jack Nelson comes to Romance to investigate the historic movie theater and decide if it should receive the status of a historical landmark. Little does he know the woman sending him charming emails is the same one who owns the theater.
While Marianne’s theater plays the old classic film The Shop Around the Corner, Marianne and Jack unknowingly play out the same story in real life. Will they figure it out in time to write their own happy ending?
A Christmas Carol in Romance
by Franky A. Brown
Christmas is coming to Romance, Oregon...but for Andy McKay, it's only a reminder of the day the love of his life walked away. Guilted into playing Scrooge as a young man in the town's production of A Christmas Carol, Andy unexpectedly finds himself acting alongside his girlfriend of romance past.
Cassie Winston has spent the past year traveling, writing, and regretting that she left the man she loved behind her. She’s afraid the old adage about how you can never go home again might be true. It’s hard enough to convince Andy to consider giving them a second chance, and acting with him in Scrooge and Belle's breakup scene certainly doesn't help.
As ghosts from the past resurface, can they find a way to create a new future together?
by Kimberly A. Rogers
She wasn’t the bride he expected but she might be the only one who can free him.
When her older sister elopes on the day of her arranged marriage, Keturah Kerrick finds she must now preserve their family honor. She is the one who will marry the Duke of Glenrowan. Rumor paints the man as a monster. Yet the more she comes to know the masked duke, the more she hopes for love.
After aiding the new queen to take her throne, the Duke of Glenrowan made a bargain with her. Marry to protect his people from outside interference. Finding an appropriate match proves challenging even without revealing that he and his people are panther shifters. However, he fears his young bride will become an unwitting pawn in his enemies’ schemes. As rebellion brews within his own lands, the duke must place his trust in his bride.
When a plot against the duke unfolds, will Keturah risk losing his love to save his life?
Threats by Numbers
by Kimberly A. Rogers
Everyone has a number but only a few can see them. I’m one of those few. And now it might get me killed.
I’ve been in hiding all my life. Working as a secretary for a paranormal relocation and PR firm is quiet, simple, and above all filled with low numbers. But then I see a man who’s registering as a Ten — They aren’t supposed to exist. To make matters worse, he’s the firm’s new security specialist.
One incident changes everything. In protecting the firm, I’ve been exposed and now far bigger threats are closing in on me. Hunters who won’t stop until they’ve brought me down. I don’t know who to trust.
The most dangerous man I’ve ever met is offering protection. But trusting him might be the last thing I ever do.
Santa's Visit in Romance
by Jessica L. Elliott
Santa's got his work cut out for him to help a reluctant couple find love during the holidays.
Marshall Duncan swore off women when his wife ran away, leaving him with an infant to raise alone. But a newcomer to Romance might just change his mind, with some help from a mysterious friend and his precocious daughter, Savannah.
Latiesha Harris lost everything when her fiance left her in Denver. Hoping to escape her mother's judgment, Latiesha goes to Romance to stay with an old sorority sister. But when she meets Katie's childhood friend, there's no denying the sparks between them.
When Nick Klauss gets a Santa letter by mistake, he can't help but try to make the little girl's wish come true. But how can a retired cowboy give Savannah a mommy by Christmas?
Pathway to Peace
by Elizabeth Maddrey
All she wants is to leave her past behind.
Lindsey Bowers has spent five years hiding from her mistakes. She’s created a life, such as it is, where few people know about her past. If that means she has to keep people at arm’s length, so be it.
Gavin Harder is ready to tackle the future. Newly relocated to the D.C. area, he plans to spend Christmas with his grandmother and get settled before attending the Police Academy in January. He’s can’t wait to protect and serve with his new brothers in blue.
When Gavin’s grandmother invites Lindsey to share Thanksgiving dinner with them, Gavin makes it clear he’s not looking for a relationship. But the instant attraction he feels has him rethinking that decision. Before long, attraction turns to friendship with the hope of something more.
If they can move beyond the secrets they’re both keeping.
by Johanna Evelyn
After going back on plans Rylie made with her high school sweetheart, she runs off to California right after graduation, leaving Brennen alone and heartbroken.
Rylie has learned some hard life lessons in the four years she’s stayed away from Crystal Falls, but when it’s time to come home, she chickens out and decides to spend Christmas in Hawaii. Little does she know, their mothers don’t plan on letting the two sweethearts avoid a reunion forever. They trick Brennen into going to Hawaii for Christmas, too—without him knowing Rylie will be there waiting.
Though he vows to keep Rylie in the past, Brennen soon realizes the Island of Lanai is too small to avoid her. As a series of mishaps force them together, Brennen takes it as his chance to finally find out Rylie’s reasons for leaving him. But Rylie is adept at running from the truth.
Can this vacation help Rylie see Brennen’s worth fighting for?
by Kimberly Rose Johnson
Business brought them together but will betrayal pull them apart?
Hailey O’Brien, a recent economics graduate is practically handed her dream job, but there’s a catch. Her new boss allowed her to believe he was someone he was not—they bonded on the train ride to Seattle, and now she is smitten. On top of that, her hometown is where her estranged mother lives. Can she mend the riff with her mom and follow her heart back to Seattle? Or will their past be too large of a hurdle?
Michael Pierce co-owns a start-up software development company. They are well on their way to success when Michael discovers something that changes everything. Can the beautiful economist he hired fix the mess, or are they doomed to bankruptcy?
Hailey is under a lot of pressure at work. Not the least of which comes directly from her new boss. She’s dreamed of being a successful businesswoman, but now her heart wants more. Can she have love and a career, or will she have to choose?
by Shanna Hatfield
She’s racing to save the ranchHe’s struggling to win her heart . . . againBrylee Barton has just one goal in mind: win the barrel racing world championship. Not for the glory, but for the attached cash prize that could save her family’s ranch. When an injury leaves her at the mercy of the very same copper-headed, silver-tongued cowboy she once vowed to loathe forever, she has no choice but to swallow her pride and accept his help.
Fun-loving, easy-going Shaun Price has a million dollar smile, more charm than he can channel, and a string of ex-girlfriends rumored to have started their own support group. When the one woman he’s never quite managed to get out of his head or heart needs his assistance, he jumps at the chance to help. Little does he realize how challenging it will be to keep from falling for her all over again.
With the holiday season fast approaching, will Shaun and Brylee discover the gift of forgiveness, and experience their own happily-ever-after?
by Alicia Best
When Hannah Wyatt is sent to Shady Piers to cover their Christmas Extravaganza, her future career on a West Coast feature magazine will be decided by what she creates.
But Christmas in Shady Piers depends on the continuing generosity of Jackson Vokes, who provides the center-piece Christmas tree every year (as well as trees for the all the locals too).
Beset with personal problems surrounding his estranged wife and young son, Jackson is not feeling full of Christmas cheer this year and refuses to provide trees to anyone.
So, to make Christmas happen in Shady Piers, Hannah must help resolve Jackson’s troubles, by acting as go-between for all the parties concerned and when she does, she finds there are more attractions to Jackson than she first realized.
I Still Do
by Melanie D. Snitker
What's worse than running into your ex-husband? Becoming snowbound with him and an avalanche of memories you can't escape.
When Cora Wells married her high school sweetheart at nineteen, she thought it was the beginning of a perfect life together. Their divorce two years later shattered her heart. She thought she'd never see him again, until she agrees to go on a crazy trip to honor a loved one and comes face to face with none other than her ex-husband, Grey.
Grey Jackson never could decide which was his biggest mistake--marrying Cora or divorcing her. He thought he'd moved past it all, but unexpectedly seeing Cora brings every emotion back to the surface. He can tell she's keeping something from him, yet how can he expect her to open up to him after he shut himself off from her years ago?
When a crazy winter storm leaves them all snowbound, everything seems to go wrong, and Cora and Grey have no choice but to work together. As tempers flare and old wounds are re-opened, they must face the truth of what happened between them. Will it give them a second chance to rediscover their first love?
Her Christmas Secret
by Melissa McClone
Sean Hughes likes being single—much to his family’s dismay. They want him to settle down…now. When he gives fun-loving snowboarder Zoe Flynn a ride to the slopes, Sean hatches a plan to throw off his matchmaking relatives. He asks Zoe to pose as his girlfriend at Thanksgiving dinner, which will take the pressure off him and make the evening more enjoyable all around.
Zoe agrees to be Sean’s fake girlfriend. Who wouldn’t want a free meal or a chance to hang out with the handsome mountain rescuer and his adorable husky? When an injury occurs, the two are forced to continue their one-night ruse. As Christmas approaches, make-believe turns into reality. But Zoe has a secret…a big one.
Is their new relationship strong enough to withstand the truth, or will she find herself with no one to kiss at midnight on New Year’s Eve?
by Marion Ueckermann
In a single moment, a dream dies, and hope is lost.
Lovers of the ocean, Hope and Tyler Peterson long for the day they can dip their little one’s feet into the wild blue yonder and pass on their passion for the sea.
Despite dedicating her life to the rescue and rehabilitation of God’s sea creatures, when their dream dies, Hope can’t muster the strength to do the same for herself. Give her a dark hole to hide away from the world and she’d be happy…if happiness were ever again within her reach.
While Tyler is able to design technology that probes the mysteries of the deep, he’s at a loss finding a way to help Hope surface from the darkness that has dragged her into its abyss. He struggles to plan for their future when his wife can barely cope with the here and now.
If they can’t recover hope, their marriage won’t survive.
The Only Things You Can Take
by Stacy Claflin
When your world falls apart, where do you turn?
Sutton Scott has her entire life mapped out—getting her degree, marrying her longtime boyfriend Kade, then having three kids, a cat, and a dog.
Anchor Jones is scorned by love and has no desire to tie himself down like his lifelong friend Kade. He has his sights set on adventure.
Until one night when the unthinkable happens. Kade dies in Sutton’s arms. With their worlds shattered, Anchor and Sutton turn to each other. Feelings intensify, but so does guilt. The attraction can’t be denied, but then Sutton reveals a secret that changes everything. He’s jolted, conflicted. Maybe falling for her was a mistake. Or maybe it was the best decision he ever made.
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Her Christmas Kiss
by Melissa McClone
Paramedic Leanne Thomas works hard to be “one of the boys” at the fire station and on the mountain. What the guys don’t know is she keeps her inner girly-girl hidden from them. When gorgeous, rookie firefighter Christian Welton turns on the charm, Leanne shuts him down fast. She won’t risk her heart or her reputation by dating a younger man who is also a coworker.
Leanne intrigues Christian. After she rescues him off the mountain, he glimpses a softer, more vulnerable side to her tough-as-nails personality. Christian’s not looking for a relationship, yet he can’t deny his attraction. A surprise kiss under the mistletoe sparks a three-alarm fire, but something is holding her back.
Will Christian’s kisses break through Leanne’s tough exterior and melt her heart? Or will a dash of Christmas magic be required?
A Bride for Finn
by Linda Ellen
Handsome barber, Finn Maynard, enjoys a comfortable life in the 1870’s small town of Brownville, Nebraska. He has everything he needs...except someone to come home to and with whom to share his prosperity. With few choices among the local girls, he decides to take out an advertisement for a mail-order-bride; however, the first try doesn’t go so well...she takes his money and runs. Luckily, with a bit of encouragement, he tries again...
Orphaned at sixteen and years later jilted at the altar, Charise Willoughby just wants to get out of her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, and find somewhere to start fresh and leave her painful memories behind. But, how can a single, young woman do that unaccompanied, with no money saved and few prospects? Would she even have the courage to travel alone, not knowing what awaits her at the other end? Her best friend has an idea—become a mail-order-bride!
Finn and Charise begin a friendly correspondence and find they have much in common. Having learned from his previous attempt, Finn intends to come to Louisville to meet her—but catastrophe strikes!
What will Charise do if she’s left at the altar again? To move forward involves trust—on both sides, but is that something either one is willing to do?
More Than Gold
by Nerys Leigh
Does “second time lucky” apply to mail order brides?
Let’s just say that Gabriel’s first attempt at marriage didn’t go well. But his new bride, Grace, she has curves he can’t keep his eyes from, and he’s determined this time will be different. Until he ends up sleeping in the barn.
Why are women so difficult to figure out? All he wants is someone to cook, clean, and warm his bed. But Grace wants more. She wants respect and someone to care about her. She wants love.
So now Gabriel has to learn how to court his wife just so he can sleep in his own bed again. But as for falling in love, he just isn’t the type.
And he has no idea why he seems willing to do anything to make her happy.
Her Billionaire Chauffeur
by Tayla Alexandra
After her heart is broken, Lara wants nothing to do with love. She’s had enough of men. She’s determined to live her life in complete isolation and she just might get her wish.
Tony AKA Boss is the faithful chauffeur to banking billionaire Chandler Jones. He doesn’t speak about the past that has haunted him for over ten years. The wounds too deep to mend, so he pretends to be someone he’s not.
But when Lara and Boss end up on the same flight out of town, their worlds turn upside down. They end up in the worse predicament imaginable when their plane crashes on a deserted island. With dangers around every corner, surviving long enough to be rescued is their main concern. And love is the least of their worries. They soon find out that love has no boundaries. Not even a deserted island can hold it at bay.
by Lynn Shannon
When Dr. Tara Sims is robbed, she fights back to protect her daughter and nearly pays with her life. She’s rescued by Texas Ranger Grady West. Her childhood friend is now a handsome lawman, but Tara refuses to acknowledge the chemistry sparking between them. With a little girl to raise and a growing medical practice, she has no room in her life for romance.
Grady suspects the vicious assault wasn’t a random act. What he can’t figure out is why anyone would attack the single mother. He vows to protect Tara and her little girl while keeping his growing feelings for them out of the equation. Getting romantically involved with his sister’s best friend is more hazardous than hunting criminals.
As the threats escalate and evidence links the robbery to a homicide, Tara and Grady realize nothing is quite as it seems. Untangling a web of secrets makes them the target of a madman, and it’s only a matter of time before the killer strikes again…
Well Said, O Toothless One
by Nix Whittaker and 9 More Authors
A collection of short stories that follow the antics of creatures on paws and out of this world.
Repair My Heart
by Kate Palmer
A vivacious flirt hammers out a tenuous agreement with her ex-fiancé while they remodel a home and their hearts.
When Grace’s big TV break involves competing in a reality home flipping show with her ex-fiancé as her partner, she must find a way to convince Judson they can still work together. Professionally, of course. Even if his eyes still have that mischievous twinkle.
Judson’s fledgling construction company gives teens a second chance to graduate high school while providing on the job training but is in desperate need of cash. Winning the house flipping competition would give his school much-needed funding. However, working alongside the woman who crushed his heart…he won’t let that happen again. Or so he thought.
When the cameras begin rolling, they capture a house and two hearts in desperate need of repair.
His Second Chance
by Melissa McClone
Nothing interests Sarah Purcell more than the volcanoes she studies until she meets Dr. Cullen Gray. Maybe that’s why she marries him two days later. Illogical, yes, but nothing has ever felt so right. As the honeymoon period ends and real life sets in, everything falls apart. A year after their separation, when Sarah is injured, she’s shocked when Cullen shows up to help.
Even though Cullen’s still hurting from their breakup, Sarah has no one else. He brings her to his home in Hood Hamlet to heal. Once she recovers, she can return to her beloved work and he can move on with his life—without her. But soon, sparks fly anew, long-buried emotions resurface, and much needed conversations happen.
Is Sarah and Cullen’s marriage truly over? Or will they get a second chance at romance and a happily ever after?
by Amy Patrick
A new generation. A new kind of love. A new Hidden threat...
The Hidden Saga comes full circle back to Altum as its citizens— and its king and queen— prepare for a very special arrival.
It should be the most joyous of occasions, especially as the new heir is expected to make an appearance during the holiday season. But things are never simple in the Fae world, and not everyone is who they seem to be.
In this final installment of the Hidden Saga, Lad and Ryann will face the biggest challenge of their lives together, and it will take all their special gifts— and all their friends— if their love and their growing family is to survive this newest Hidden danger.
Her Billionaire Santa
by Jewel Allen
A sweet opposites-attract Christmas billionaire romance
Do-gooder Katy Stevens is on a mission: to convince billionaire Marcus James that her cause deserves to win his million dollar prize in a Christmas contest. The people of Conchilla, Guatemala, desperately need to rebuild after a devastating earthquake.
Problem is, Marcus James only sponsored the contest to create goodwill for his jewelry empire. He no longer believes in the holiday, not after his wife and baby were killed by a drunk driver on Christmas Day five years ago.
But after he reluctantly agrees to travel to Conchilla with Katy, Marcus starts to thaw. Could sweet Katy and her simple faith heal his broken heart?
O Come, All Ye Faithful
by Faith Blum
O Come All Ye Faithful
Edwin wanted to be home, but instead he crouched in a trench. The English on one side of No Man’s Land and Germans on the other. What a way to spend Christmas. Could anything make it better?
Peace on Earth
Emmie and Elana are estranged sisters, torn apart by an old boyfriend five years earlier. Will they survive a night in the same hotel room after a blizzard forces them together or will peace on earth go out the window?
Christmas decorating had never gone this wrong. Jenna had just started when a crazy, gun-waving woman, walks right in the front door and ties her up in her own Christmas lights. Will Jenna even see her family this Christmas?
The Gift Goes On
Four friends and a year to reflect on. The year had been good for Carlotta, but Priscilla, Remus, and Newton all had at least one trial through the year. A mysterious giver the previous year had helped them all out, though. What would this year’s gifts bring?
O Christmas Tree
Gareth loves Christmas. But more than that, he loves Christmas tree hunting. As the family prepares for their annual trip, Gareth can barely contain his excitement. But what are all the spray bottles for?
Mr. Smith and the Roach
by J.J. DiBenedetto
John Smith has a problem. He’s a retired cop whose pension just got wiped out, and he doesn’t know why or how. Now he needs to find a roommate to help pay the bills.
Sam has a problem. He’s a six-foot-tall talking cockroach and he doesn’t know who created him, or why, or how. Now he needs a place to live.
Thrown together as roommates and amateur detectives, Mr. Smith and the Roach realize their problems might be related.
But those problems are far more complicated than they imagined, and before all is said and done, they’ll run afoul of a Russian gangster, an imprisoned Mafia don, a crooked Wall Street banker, a mad scientist and, maybe worst of all, Mr. Smith’s baby sister.
Can they get to the bottom of an unbelievable plot before someone exterminates the Roach – and Mr. Smith – for good?
A Hope for Eva
by Sylvia Damsell
Silas has plans concerning the residents of the home where he works, plans which involve the release of all of them from the cruelties and deprivation they are receiving at the hands of an unscrupulous owner and staff who do not care. When Eva comes on the night staff and discovers what he is planning she wants to be a part of it. What lies ahead involves danger and patience. It also involves two people getting to know each other and liking what they find. Maybe it could involve love.. This is the story of a group of people who risk a lot to find happiness and a reason for living in a society which shows little sympathy for those they regard as the undeserving poor or mentally ill.
His Christmas Family
by Melissa McClone
Two and a half years after Grace Wilcox’s husband died a war hero, the hole in her heart and life remains. She wants to start over with their young son, but a snowstorm thwarts her plans, stranding them in Hood Hamlet. When Grace knocks on a stranger’s door in search of help, a handsome firefighter comes to the rescue.
Bill Paulson invites the two wayward travelers into his home. A relationship and family aren’t on his radar, but something about the widow and her son touches Bill’s heart. While Grace’s truck is being repaired, she wants to give her son a special Christmas. An overgrown kid who loves the holidays, Bill decides to do the same for Grace.
Attraction soon flares between Grace and Bill, but she won’t gamble her heart on another hero and he doesn’t consider himself husband material. Can a little Christmas magic show them love and a family are worth the risks?
Check out these new releases from authors involved with American Christian Fiction Writers. You're sure to find a new favorite!
Christmas in Jingle Junction by Tabitha Bouldin — In the small town of Jingle Junction, Holly Winters owns the local coffee shop, Jolly Java. It’s here that she meets Patrick Cooper and promptly throws coffee everywhere. Not only does Patrick not like coffee, he also despises Christmas! It’s up to Holly to show Patrick that Christmas is worth giving a second chance, just as Patrick himself deserves a second chance when he is accused of robbing a local convenience store. In a town full of Christmas spirit, lively debates over the best superhero and riding in a sleigh pulled by actual reindeer is just a normal day. Will Holly be able to prove to Patrick that Christmas is more than a holiday that has to be endured? (Contemporary Romance, Independently Published)
A Picture Perfect Christmas by Candee Fick — Freelance photographers Liz Foster and Ryan Callahan are finally making plans for their future. And what better time to get married than during the festive holiday season that brought them together? If only Liz’s parents weren’t standing in the way of a picture-perfect wedding. Spurred on by the ghosts of Christmases past, Dan Foster has already written Liz out of his will, so even attending the wedding—let alone walking his daughter down the aisle—is out of the question. However, this is the season for miracles and Ryan will do anything to make his bride smile. What will it take to bring this family back together in time for the wedding? (Contemporary Romance, Independently Published)
On Magnolia Lane by Denise Hunter — When his secret crush joins a dating website, Jack takes a leap of faith and soon becomes Daisy’s online suitor. But when they begin growing closer in real life also, Jack finds himself with an unexpected dilemma. Is Daisy falling for the real Jack or for the online version of himself? And how is she going to respond when she finds out they’re one and the same? (Contemporary Romance from HarperCollins Christian Publishing)
A Merry Miracle in Romance by Melanie D. Snitker — Baxter Reid returns to his hometown of Romance, eager to see his childhood crush. Unfortunately, Savannah hasn’t forgotten all the ways he used to tease her back then. He’s got his work cut out for him if he’s going to get a second chance. Savannah Miller avoids Baxter and the embarrassing childhood memories he evokes…until he apologizes and suggests a truce. Now what is she supposed to do? Only time will tell whether the spirit of Christmas in Romance is enough to transform a grudging relationship into true love. (Contemporary Romance, Independently Published)
I Still Do by Melanie D. Snitker — What’s worse than running into your ex-husband? Becoming snowbound with him and an avalanche of memories you can’t escape. (Contemporary Romance, Independently Published)
A Southern Season by Eva Marie Everson, Claire Fullerton, Ane Mulligan, and Linda Yezak — Four seasons. Four stories. Each one set in the enchanting world of the South. These are the kinds of stories your grandmother told you from a front porch swing. (Women’s Fiction from Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas)
Second Chances by Carol Ashby — A widowed father, still grieving the loss of his wife and child, and a devoted mother, who leaves behind everything she’s ever known to rescue her daughter from the ex-husband who would hurt her, are first drawn together by their love for her little girl, but God has much more for them than either could have imagined. (Historical, Cerrillo Press)
Murder of Convenience by Linda Shenton Matchett — May 1942: Geneva Alexander flees Philadelphia and joins the USO to escape the engagement her parents have arranged for her, only to wind up as the number one suspect in her betrothed’s murder investigation. Diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, she must find the real killer before she loses her sight…or is convicted for a crime she didn’t commit. (Historical Mystery, Independently Published)
The Great Lakes Lighthouse Brides Collection by Lena Nelson Dooley, Rebecca Jepson, Carrie Fancett Pagels, Candice Sue Patterson, Kathleen Rouser, Pegg Thomas, and Marilyn Turk — Along the Great Lakes, America’s inland seas, lighthouses played a vital role in the growth of our nation. They shepherded settlers traveling by water to places that had no roads. These beacons of light required constant tending even in remote and often dangerous places. Brave men and women battled the elements and loneliness to keep the lights shining. Their sacrifice kept goods and immigrants moving. Seven romances set between 1883 and 1911 at Great Lakes Lighthouses bring hope to the lonely lighthouse keepers and love to weary hearts. (Historical Romance from Barbour Publishing)
A Musket in My Hands by Sandra Merville Hart — Two sisters have no choice but to disguise themselves as men to muster into the Confederate army in the fall of 1864–just in time for things to go very badly for the Southerners at the Battle of Franklin. (Historical Romance from Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas)
Uncharted Journey by Keely Brooke Keith — Young widow Eva Vestal assumes loneliness is God’s permanent plan for her life. She keeps busy by raising her son and co-managing the Inn at Falls Creek with her elderly father, but her heart yearns for more. Solomon “Solo” Cotter has spent his life working with horses, but he secretly wants to write a book of the children’s stories his grandfather told him as a boy. He barters with Eva’s father for a 40-night stay at the inn, a needed respite from work to get his stories on paper. Once Eva discovers the barter, she believes Solo is taking advantage of her father’s failing memory. But when tragedy strikes and Solo works hard to save the inn, Eva sees his true nature. As her heart stirs with feelings for Solo, she wrestles with the guilt of loving someone new. (Historical Romance, Independently Published)
Snow Angel by Davalynn Spencer — Lena Carver works as her physician brother’s medical assistant, housekeeper, and cook. Maimed in a childhood accident at Christmas, she believes she is beyond love’s reach—until a dark-eyed cowboy arrives broken, bruised, and bent on changing her mind. Wil Bergman wakes in a stranger’s home with a busted leg and a bullet-creased scalp. Trail-weary, robbed, and penniless, he is at the mercy of a country doctor whose sister’s healing touch has power to stitch up his heart and open his eyes to the impossible. (Historical Romance from Wilson Creek Publishing)
Tell Her No Lies by Kelly Irvin — After Nina Fischer is accused of murdering her uncle and adopted father, she must unlock deadly family secrets in order to clear her name and learn to trust love again. (Romantic Suspense from HarperCollins Christian Publishing)
North by Starlight by Diane and David Munson — Attorney Madison Stone hurries to help her client Jordan Star defeat a mysterious relative who claims a share in his inheritance, and during the Christmas season Maddie learns to leave past regrets behind her, embrace the warmhearted people of Starlight, and dig deep to find her true heart. (Romantic Suspense from Micah House Media)
Her Deadly Reunion by Beth Ann Ziarnik — What will it cost an estranged daughter when she meets her birth father at his home and discovers it’s a dangerous place to mix past and present? (Romantic Suspense from Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas)
Mark of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse — When the new Lady of Ravenwood inherits her family’s secret gift of dreamwalking, she discovers a dark history. Women in her family have been wielding the gift to preserve her family’s legacy—through assassinations. She’s determined to find the true reason behind the gift, convinced there must be a more noble purpose. But she’s torn about upholding her family’s legacy–a legacy that supports her people. What will she do when she is tasked with assassinating the one man who can bring peace to the nations–but who is also prophesied to bring about the downfall of her own house? One path holds glory and power and will solidify her position as Lady of Ravenwood. The other path holds shame and likely death. Which will she choose? And is she willing to pay the price for the path chosen? (High Fantasy from Bethany House [Baker])
Stratagem by Robin Caroll — Psychologist Grayson Thibodeaux creates mind-bending adventure games for businesses as team-building explorations. When his ex-wife’s company hires Grayson’s for their executive retreat, he doesn’t see how things can get worse. Until she dies during the course of the game he created…making him the prime suspect for murder. (Suspense from Barbour Publishing)