April New Releases

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More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. The Mother Road by Jennifer AlLee — Sometimes, the end of the road is just the beginning… (Women’s Fiction from Abingdon Press). Race Against Time by Christy Barritt — Were it not for her cop neighbor, widowed mother Madison Jacobs would be dead. Thankfully, Detective …

Book Review: “A Most Unsuitable Match”

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Title: A Most Unsuitable Match Author: Stephanie Grace Whitson Publisher: Bethany House Date: Aug 2011 ISBN: 978-0764208812 Genre: Historical Romance Reviewed by: Lena Nelson Dooley I’ve read several of Stephanie Grace Whitson’s books and loved each one. Her newest release is an interesting journey from civilized Missouri to the wilds of Montana in 1869. The unique characters leapt from the …

Book Review: “Wolfsbane”

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Title: Wolfsbane (Discarded Heroes, Book 3) Author: Ronie Kendig Publisher: Barbour Books Date: July 2011 ISBN: 978-1602607842 Genre: Romantic Suspense Reviewed by: Patricia Woodside A secret mission gone bad leaves Corp of Engineers demolitions expert Danielle Roark captured, beaten, and raped. After she finally escapes and is rescued, Danielle, also a U.S. senator’s daughter, must defend herself against charges of …

Book Review: “The Messenger”

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Title: The Messenger Author: Siri Mitchell Publisher: Bethany House Date: Mar 2012 ISBN: 978-0764207969 Genre: Historical Quaker Romance Reviewed by: Holly Weiss Philadelphia, in 1778, is under British occupation. A Quaker woman weeps for her brother, suffering in a British jail. A Colonial spy courts British officers in his tavern. In The Messenger, a woman and a man from two …

Book Review: “Husband Material”

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Title: Husband Material Author: Annette M. Irby Publisher: White Rose Publishing Date: Feb 2012 ASIN: B005DL8SCS Genre: Contemporary Romance Reviewed by: Patricia Woodside Café owner Lara Farr has had her heart broken such that she’s not in the market for romance. Her focus is on finding ways to build her restaurant’s clientele. Marketing consultant Wyatt Hansen is a widower, also …

ACFW New Releases – March 2012

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More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Love’s Sacred Song by Mesu Andrews — Young King Solomon marries a Shulamite shepherdess to quell the unrest of Israel’s northern tribes, but will this marriage become a love that sings for the ages? (Historical from Revell). Dawn Comes Early (The Brides of Last Chance …

Book Review: Ransome’s Crossing

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Title: Ransome’s Crossing Author: Kaye Dacus Publisher: Harvest House Date: June 2011 ISBN: 978-0736927543 Genre: Historical Romance Reviewed by: Patricia Woodside Ransome’s Crossing brings to an end the saga of Julia Ransome and the Witherington and Ransome families. But not before Julia, and her husband’s sister, Charlotte, are both kidnapped by pirates. One is snatched by mistake, the other for …

Book Review: Stealing Jake

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Title: Stealing Jake Author: Pam Hillman Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers Date: June 2011 ASIN: B0057Z87DK Genre: Historical Romance Reviewed by: Lena Nelson Dooley Stealing Jake, Pam Hillman’s debut novel, reveals an evil situation prevalent in the 1800s. By 1874, child labor laws had been passed, but the practice of working children in sweatshops hadn’t been eradicated. Her book reveals the …

Book Review: The Chair

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Title: The Chair: A Novel Author: James L. Rubart Publisher: B&H Date: September 2011 ISBN: 978-1433671524 Genre: Suspense Reviewed by: Lisa Lickel When antique shopkeeper and furniture restorer Corin Roscoe receives a handcrafted chair from a mysterious elderly woman, his extreme addiction to sports is nothing compared to the rush of trying to stay alive. Corin, who carries a huge …

New Releases – February 2012

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More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Love Finds You in New Orleans by Christa Allan — (Historical Romance from Summerside Press – Guideposts). Picture Perfect Family by Renee Andrews — Missionary Daniel Brantley has returned to Claremont, Alabama to raise his orphaned nephew; however, Mandy Carter, the woman whose proposal he …