Members' NEW RELEASES

NEW RELEASES BY OUR CHAPTER'S  MEMBERS

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Ester's Temptation by Leana Nelson Dooley


Saddle weary, former deputy US Marshal Jac Andrews rides into Denton, Texas. He’d hunted a swindler and his daughter—or identical twin daughters if Jac is right—and he feels he finally has caught up with this criminal gang. Unfortunately, He is immediately distracted by the lovely redhead, Esther Brians.

Esther, feeling like an old maid surrounded by all her close friends who are happy married couples, is drawn to the intense gaze, blue as the Texas sky, of an unknown cowboy. But several things cause her to become wary of his intentions—and his spiritual well-being.

Has this unsaved lawman captured Esther’s heart or will the Lord deliver her from the temptation of Jac’s presence? 

What will it take for Jac to win this lovely lady and become Esther’s husband?

The Great Lakes Lighthouse Brides Collection by Leana Nelson Dooley and others


 Lighthouses have long been the symbol of salvation, warning sailors away from dangerous rocks and shallow waters.
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 bring hope to these lonely keepers and love to weary hearts.



Lacey and the Law by Anne Greene

1924- Against impossible odds can Mitch, a poor divinity student, win the love of Lacey, a courageous flapper, seeking the most life has to offer?

It’s the height of the roaring twenties, alive with flappers and speakeasies. Lacey Fairchild is a modern daughter of the era. Rich, fun-loving, blossoming with life, Lacey finds herself witnessing the murder of her date and the kidnapping of his sister at a popular speakeasy.

Mitch Ferguson’s college roommate and best friend is murdered. His roommate’s sister, Patricia, kidnapped. Risking his life, Mitch goes undercover into the Chicago Mob to rescue his roommate’s sister. 

Will Lacey and Mitch succeed in shining the light of justice into the dark shadows of corruption found in the speakeasies and mobs of Chicago, or will they join Patricia and her brother’s fate?


Recipe for A Husband by Anne Greene


Maine 1940 - Nessie McDonald, daughter of a recently deceased lighthouse keeper seeks a husband by Thanksgiving to share the work and responsibility of warning sailors off the rugged Maine coast. She advertises in the Bar Harbor News for a husband and cooks gourmet dinners for each would-be husband’s interview. 

Kyle Cameron, the injured seaman she rescues from the sea, doesn’t qualify because he must return to his home in Australia to run his enormous sheep station. Yet Kyle, lying on a cot in the kitchen with a broken leg, points out each of Nessie’s aspiring husband’s unsuitability by reading spiritual advice aloud from Lady Jane’s New England Cookbook, Nessie’s mysteriously discovered heirloom. Kyle pokes fun at each applicant suitor with hilarious Aussie advice.

When Kyle must return home, he cooks up a recipe of his own.




A Williamsburg Christmas by Anne Greene


Christmas 1955 - Trent jilted Holly. Should she give him a second chance? Has too much time elapsed and is too much fire quenched for this romance to rekindle? 

Holly falls in love with the sights, sounds, and scents of Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg during her first months living there. She’s a widowed mother raising 8-year-old twin boys by working as a waitress in a famous Colonial Williamsburg Inn. 


Trent disappeared from Holly’s life ten years ago. Now he’s back and wants to marry her. Santa’s matchmakers complicate Holly’s decisions by bringing new men into her life. Will the competition prove too much for Trent?




Guarded Prognosis by Richard Mabry, M.D.

DOUBLE-BARRELED TROUBLE

When Dr. Caden Taggart saw the two men sitting in his waiting room, he didn’t think they were patients. He was right, and when they introduced themselves as agents of the Drug Enforcement Agency, things started to get bad.

Then Caden felt as though someone had gut-punched him when his father, Dr. Henry Taggart, told him he probably had carcinoma of the pancreas. When he talked about his son assisting with his suicide, Caden wondered how he could talk him out of that.

When he shared his news with his wife, Beth, she tried to assure Caden that God was in control. But as things progressed, he was unsure that was true. At first, he feared for his freedom. Then for his ability to cope. Eventually, he feared for his life. 


'Til Dice Do Us Part by Julie B Cosgrove

As the Bunco Biddies decorate for a wedding shower, Ethel falls from a ladder, is rushed to the ER, and from beyond the curtained divider, overhears a hushed conversation about a crime.

When the Bunco Biddies get the antsy groom involved in their sleuthing, his chances of making it to the church dwindle, and that’s when the way to the altar gets dicey.






Bound by Brokeness by Jessica White

Since his wife’s tragic death, Matthias Mason has served as the only doctor in Bear Valley. When he ventures out on his spring circuit through the foothills, it’s obvious Death is on the prowl. With lives on the line, Matthias battles to stay one step ahead. But when Death comes looking for him, will Matthias face his own brokenness and allow God to heal the wounds festering in his heart? 

While his sister is out on the circuit, assisting Doc, twelve-year-old Samuel Morgan sets out to prove he can be trusted to do what's right and that his penchant for stories is more than a pastime. When his best friend’s brother returns to Bear Valley married to a city girl and buys back the old family homestead, things don’t add up. Sam knows where there’s a secret there’s a story. But he's not prepared for how his well-intentioned decision to find the truth will affect everyone in Bear Valley. 

In the continuation of this family saga, God shows Matthias and Samuel that healing begins with brokenness and some wounds only He can bind.

Daughters of Grace by Jeannie Kirpatrick

Four women, Four challenges, Four choices.

Sybil, will she answer God’s call, stand up to those who ridicule or stay in her secure world?
Hope, she was rescued off the streets. When given the opportunity, will she forgive or will she have her revenge?
Olivia, she has lost her family, rejected by her church, alone she starts down a path to nowhere, will she be able to turn her life around forgive and move forward?
Samara, is in a living hell on earth, will she find the courage to walk through the door that God has opened for her?
Will they choose to go the way of the world or will they chose to be Daughters of 
Grace?


Texas Law by Anne Greene



1879 – San Antonio, Texas. Stagecoach robbers steal the mortgage money from Cat Devine, the rancher’s daughter. Cat’s father hires a Pinkerton detective to restore the money and protect his daughter from the disfigured desperado who threatens to kidnap Cat and take her for his woman.

Travis McGuire, the Pinkerton Detective, is a man to be reckoned with. He faces down a flood, gunfights, and Cat’s father. But can he restore Cat’s sullied reputation?

Cat Devine confronts stage robbers, her demanding father, and gossiping neighbors. But can she resist Travis McGuire, a hero with a heart as big as his Texas home. He’s a man who wears a star and upholds his commitment.

Light Up My Life in Texas  by Connie Leonard

She had a history that kept her from trusting. 
He had a history that included a little girl.

Andrea Travis wants to establish her veterinary clinic and be independent. She doesn’t want or need a man. Who can trust them anyway? But then the winds of a tornado blow Winn Timberman into her life. Is this ordinary guy an unsung hero, the chivalrous knight of her dreams?
Winn Timberman is trying to put the pieces of his heart and life back together again. As a lineman, he lights up the lives of county electric co-op customers. But his main responsibility is to protect his little girl. He’s all she has. She’s all he wants—until he meets the beautiful, blue-eyed vet.
Can they overcome their haunted pasts to build a future? Will their swirling emotions blow them into a whirlwind romance, or will their hopes and dreams be washed away by a hurricane of historic proportions?
Hang on to your hats for a wild ride in this contemporary Christian romance filled with faith, forgiveness, and love.

Ain't Misbehaving by Marji Laine

Annalee Chambers: Poised, wealthy, socially elite.
Convict.


Annalee Chambers floated through life in a pampered, crystal bubble until she smashed it with a single word. Dealing with the repercussions of that word might break her, ruin her family, and land her in jail.

True, Annalee’s crime amounted to very little, but not in terms of community service hours. Her probation officer encouraged her with a promise of an easy job in an air-conditioned downtown environment. She didn’t expect her role to be little better than a janitor at an after-school daycare in the worst area of town. Through laughter and a few tears, Annalee finds out that some lessons are learned the hard way, and some seep into the soul unnoticed.

Carlton Whelen hides behind the nickname of CJ so people won’t treat him like the wealthy son of the Whelen Foundation director. Working at the foundation’s after-school program delights him and annoys his business-oriented father. When a gorgeous prima donna is assigned to his team, he not only cringes at her mistakes but also has to avoid the attraction that builds from the first time he sees her.

AIN’T MISBEHAVING encourages acceptance:
•Of things that can’t be changed.
•Of people who are different.
•Of lessons learned.
•Of oneself.

What can a bunch of downtown kids teach a Texas princess?

Dallas Duets Book 1

Threes, Sixes & Thieves by Julie B Cosgrove

Sunset Acres isn't safe. Thieves are targeting homes with threes and sixes in their house numbers. Caught in the act, one robber is arrested, but later found hanged in his jail cell. The police claim it's a suicide. Janie and her Bunco Biddies worry there might be dirty cops in Alamoville...but who can they convince?

Third in the Bunco Biddies Mysteries




                                                       

Rebecca's Redemption   by Lee Carver

A nurse seeking redemption for past sins
joins a doctor contending against the jungle.
Both healers need healing.

Rebecca Singer once was the kind of nurse who partied all weekend and closed the bar with the last karaoke tune. Then she met the Lord and vowed to make up to Him for those wasted years by serving in the worst place in the world. She determined to earn her redemption in the Brazilian Amazon jungle.

Dr. Ed Pierce, a widower with two young daughters, operates a Christian hospital in the Brazilian Amazon. A lifelong believer, he struggles with the tragedy of losing his wife—his love, the mother of his children. When the mission board agrees to hire a nurse, he requests an American who can split her time between the hospital and home schooling his children.

Third in the Call to the Jungle Series



The Brides of Minnesota by Lena Nelson Dooley


Follow a Swedish family’s journey as they settle in Minnesota where each brother seeks a living—and wife. Gustaf is left to manage his brother’s romantic mess. August considers courting his brother’s castoff. Lowell and Ollie are both fascinated by the same mysterious woman. Can a family’s faith forge a new home and nurture love?







Pendant by M.L. Hamilton 

A field trip gone awry. A student gone missing.
Haunted by a teacher's worst nightmare for more than a decade, Elaine finally stumbles onto a vital clue--and discovers someone will do anything to keep the truth buried. When her life is threatened, she allows the one person she trusts to whisk her away to safety in Texas. But assuming a false identity and hiding among the quirky residents of a retirement home is not what she had in mind.
Now Elaine must solve the mystery from afar, as soon as she figures out if her friend is keeping her from danger...or keeping her from the truth.