Ashton Park by Murray Pura (The Danforths of Lancashire, #1)

Readers will follow Ashton Park’s charming upstairs/downstairs characters through the perils of war and the affairs of the heart with relish—and with an eye to the sequel coming in Fall 2013.

Book One in The Danforths of Lancashire series

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Where Love Grows by Jerry S. Eicher {Preview}

Where Love Grows by Jerry S. Eicher Fields of Home, #3 Genre: Christian Amish Romance Fiction Pages: 320 Trade Paperback Date Published: September 2012 Publisher: Harvest House Publishers In Jerry Eicher’s conclusion to his popular Fields of Home trilogy, readers will be delighted to attend the wedding of Teresa, the young Englisha girl who has come home with Susan Hostetler to learn the ways of the Amish—and in fact to become Amish herself. *Thanks to Harvest House for providing a copy for review through FIRST Wild Card Tours.* Jerry Eicher‘s bestselling Amish fiction (more than 210,000 in combined sales) includes The Adams County Trilogy, the Hannah’s Heart books, and the Little Valley Series. After a traditional Amish childhood, Jerry taught for two terms in Amish and Mennonite schools in Ohio and Illinois. Since then he’s been involved in church renewal, preaching, and teaching Bible studies. Jerry lives with his wife,. . .

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365 Things Every New Mom Should Know {Preview}

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is:   Linda Danis   and the book:   365 Things Every New Mom Should Know Harvest House Publishers (April 2012) ***Special thanks to Ginger Chen of Harvest House for sending me a review copy.***   ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Linda Danis has a. . .

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Coming Soon from the Pen, Please Welcome Historical Author Sandra Robbins!

What made you interested in writing Christian Historical Fiction? Do you write any other genres? For years I was a teacher and principal in the public schools, but I had a dream to write a book. Even if I never did have a book published, I knew I couldn’t write anything that I would be ashamed for my children and grandchildren to read. When I found American Christian Romance Writers, I knew I had discovered the organization that would help me learn the craft of writing. That organization today is American Christian Fiction Writers, and it’s not only helped me learn to tell the stories God lays on my heart but it has also presented me the opportunity to meet my wonderful agent and have my books edited by Christian editors. God continues to bless me as I write stories in historical romance and romantic suspense. Are there any other. . .

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Echoes of Titanic by Mindy Starns & John Campbell Clark

Kelsey Tate comes from sturdy stock. Her great-grandmother Adele endured the sinking of Titanic and made it safely to America, where she not only survived but thrived. Generations later, Kelsey works for the firm Adele founded nearly 100 years ago.

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The Heart’s Frontier by Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith {Preview}

An exciting new Amish-meets-Wild West adventure from bestselling authors Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith weaves an entertaining and romantic tale for devoted fans and new readers.

Kansas,1881—On a trip to visit relatives, Emma Switzer’s Amish family is robbed of all their possessions, leaving them destitute and stranded on the prairie. Walking into the nearest trading settlement, they pray to the Lord for someone to help. When a man lands in the dust at her feet, Emma looks down at him and thinks, The Lord might have cleaned him up first.

Luke Carson, heading up his first cattle drive, is not planning on being the answer to anyone’s prayers, but it looks as though God has something else in mind for this kind and gentle man. Plain and rugged—do the two mix? And what happens when a dedicated Amish woman and a stubborn trail boss prove to be each other’s match?

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The Wings of Morning by Murray Pura

Lovers of Amish fiction will quickly sign on as fans of award-winning author Murray Pura as they keep turning the pages of this exciting new historical romance set in 1917 during America’s participation in World War I.

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To Love and to Cherish by Kelly Irvin

In author Kelly Irvin’s first installment in the Bliss Creek Amish series, readers will find a charming, romantic story of how God works even in the darkest moments.

It’s been four years since Carl left. Four years since he left the safety of the small Amish community for the Englisch world. And in four years, Emma’s heart has only begun to heal.

Now, with the unexpected death of her parents, Emma is plunged back into a world of despair and confusion. It’s a confusion only compounded by Carl’s return. She’s supposed to be in love with him…so why can’t she keep her mind off Thomas, the strong, quiet widower who always seems to be underfoot? Could the man she only knew as a friend be the one to help her to heal?

In a world that seems to be changing no matter how tightly she clings to the past, this one woman must see beyond her pain and open her heart to trust once again.

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Playtime Manners for Little Monkeys by Susie Lee Jin

In this book—her third in the little monkey series (It’s Bedtime for Little Monkeys and Good Table Manners for Little Monkeys)—artist and author Susie Lee Jin teaches important lessons to little ones about playing nicely with friends. Brightly colored and impressively simple, this sturdy board book is full of wisdom and charm.

While the little monkeys play across the pages, they learn to be polite and kind, to share their toys, and to clean up when they are finished playing. Caught up in these sweet critters— antics, a child easily learns that manners at play make play fun.

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An Amish Family Reunion by Mary Ellis

During a rumschpringe visit to Niagara Falls, Phoebe Miller meets Eli Riehl, a young man who charms her—and everyone else—with his exceptional storytelling ability. When Phoebe sketches scenes to illustrate one of his tales, Eli encourages her incredible talent, and together they embark on a lofty and unlikely business venture for two young Amish people—writing and illustrating a children’s book.

Eli’s kindness and appeal extend beyond his knack for words to reach inside Phoebe’s heart. But he is an only son with five sisters, and when his father suffers a heart attack, Eli gives up his writing to assume responsibility on the farm. Though willing to abandon his dream of becoming an author, he won’t give up his beloved Phoebe.

Can their love for a good story develop into something that lasts forever, or will Phoebe’s deep-seated fear of desertion stand in their way?

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Love Blooms in Winter by Lori Copeland (The Dakota Diaries, #1)

This book was in my pile and I wanted to read it, but when I first picked it up, it was because something else was left somewhere and I wanted to bide my time. Now that was half a mistake. One I meant to read this one, but not quite yet, but once I picked it up it was impossible to put down!

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Love Blooms in Winter by Lori Copeland {Preview}

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is:   Lori Copeland   and the book:   Love Blooms in Winter (The Dakota Diaries) Harvest House Publishers (January 1, 2012) ***Special thanks to Karri | Marketing Assistant |Harvest House Publishers for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lori Copeland. . .

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