Saturday, January 23, 2010

Faith 'n' Fiction Saturday

It's time once again for Faith 'n Fiction Saturday with My Friend Amy. This week we're sharing some of the Christian fiction books we're looking forward to in 2010. You can check out the posts of others who've participated and link back your blog post here.

This is just a (very) small sample from my ever increasing TBR pile/wish list, and they are listed in no particular order...

Once in a Blue Moon by Leanna Ellis: (B&H-March)

Bryn Seymour was nine years old when her mother died under mysterious circumstances on the same day Apollo 11 made its historic lunar landing. Forty years later—divorced, working as an obituary writer, and duly cynical—she meets Howard, a conspiracy theorist who knew her mom and believes a small Texas town may hold clues to what really fueled her demise. Seeking closure, Bryn goes along for this men-in-black ride. But upon meeting Howard’s son Sam, an outspoken Christian, she can’t decide whose beliefs are more pie-in-the-sky.

The gravity of life has pulled Bryn down for decades. But a perfect love could be her first step to soaring. It only happens once in a blue moon.

As Young as We Feel by Melody Carlson: (David C Cook-March)

Is there room in one little hometown for four very different Lindas to reinvent their lives … together?

Once upon a time in a little town on the Oregon coast lived four Lindas—all in the same first-grade classroom. So they decided to go by their middle names. And form a club. And be friends forever. But that was forty-seven years and four very different lives ago. Now a class reunion has brought them all together in their old hometown—at a crossroads in their lives.

Janie is a high-powered lawyer with a load of grief. Abby is a lonely housewife in a beautiful oceanfront empty nest. Marley is trying to recapture the artistic free spirit she lost in an unhappy marriage. And the beautiful Caroline is scrambling to cope with her mother’s dementia and a Hollywood career that never really happened. Together, they’re about to explore the invigorating reality that even the most eventful life has second acts … and friendship doesn’t come with a statute of limitations.

The Gunsmith's Gallantry by Susan Page Davis: (Barbour-June)

Can the shy gunsmith and the widowed storekeeper find love when everything around them is in an uproar?

Hiram Dooley has problems—women problems! His sister’s about to leave him to get married (if Sheriff Ethan Chapman ever proposes); his sister-in-law, Rose, thinks Hiram should marry her, since they’re both widowed; and the woman he truly loves, Libby Adams, is blind to his regard. The schoolmarm has a different problem—a man claiming to be her uncle came to Fergus. . .and then disappeared. Did her father kill him? Can the Ladies’ Shooting Club once again ride to the rescue?

Tomorrow We Die by Shawn Grady: (Bethany House-July)

Jonathan Trestle is a paramedic who's spent the week a few steps behind the angel of death. When he responds to a call about a man sprawled on a downtown sidewalk, Trestle isn't about to lose another victim. CPR revives the man long enough for him to hand Trestle a crumpled piece of paper and say, "Give this to Martin," before being taken to the hospital.

The note is a series of dashes and haphazard scribbles. Trestle tries to follow up with the patient later, but at the ICU he learns the man awoke, pulled out his IVs, and vanished, leaving only a single key behind. Jonathan tracks the key to a nearby motel where he finds the man again--this time not just dead but murdered. Unwilling to just let it drop, Jonathan is plunged into a mystery that soon threatens not only his dreams for the future but maybe even his life.

Find out more on the web:
Leanna Ellis
B & H Publishing
Melody Carlson
David C Cook Publishing
Susan Page Davis
Barbour Publishing
Shawn Grady
Bethany House Publishing


Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I see you and I have one of the same books - As Young As We Feel. I have always liked books about friendships.

bigguysmama said...

I didn't realize Susan Page Davis already had book 2 ready to publish in June! I'm so excited. I knew these 2 would get together!

~Mimi @ Woven by Words