Fair Play by Deeanne Gist

Saddled with a man’s name, the captivating Billy Jack Tate makes no apologies for pursuing a man’s profession. As a lady doctor at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, she is one step closer to having her very own medical practice–until she doctors an imposing man who threatens the fulfillment of her dream.

Hunter is one of the elite. A Texas Ranger and World’s Fair guard specifically chosen for his height, physique, character, and skill. Hailed as the toughest man west of any place east, he has no patience for big cities and women who aspire to walk in a man’s shoes.

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Has it really already been two days?

So the other day, I went on tangent and spewed macro verbiage on the bookmarks of current status. So what has changed in two days? Nothing really. I’m just a little bit further in that I was before in most of them. Although I have started a new one. I know, I know. This morning I just couldn’t help myself and started into an advanced reader copy on my Kindle Fire of The Healer of Carthage by Lynne Gentry (Howard Books). This appears to be another book with split scenes of contemporary and historical material and also the first in a series called The Carthage Chronicles. It’s going to be a good 400+ pages and so far I’m enchanted. On other news I’m still enthralled with Who’s Who in the Bible and I’m pretty excited about the Church History Vol I & II from Zondervan that is next downloaded in a digital file. . .

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It Happened at the Fair by Deeanne Gist

A transporting historical novel about a promising young inventor, his struggle with loss, and the attractive teacher who changes his life, all set against the razzle-dazzle of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.

Gambling everything, including the family farm, Cullen McNamara travels to the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair with his most recent invention. But the noise in the Fair’s Machinery Palace makes it impossible to communicate with potential buyers. In an act of desperation, he hires Della Wentworth, a teacher of the deaf, to tutor him in the art of lip-reading.

The young teacher is reluctant to participate, and Cullen has trouble keeping his mind on his lessons while intently watching her lips. Like the newly invented Ferris Wheel, he is caught in a whirl between his girl back home, his dreams as an inventor, and his unexpected attraction to his new tutor. Can he keep his feet on the ground, or will he be carried away?

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Roses Have Thorns: a novel of Elizabeth I by Sandra Byrd {Review}

From the acclaimed author of To Die For comes a stirring novel told that sheds new light on Elizabeth I and her court. Sandra Byrd has attracted countless fans for evoking the complexity, grandeur, and brutality of the Tudor period. In her latest tour de force, she poses the question: What happens when serving a queen may cost you your marriage—or your life?

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eBook novella to get you started on Deeanne Gist’s latest only $0.99!

Deeanne Gist’s eShort gives readers a peek inside the world’s fair. Tempest in the White City is a digital short story available from online retailers for 99 cents. Deeanne Gist fans won’t have to wait until the April 30 release of It Happened at the Fair to read her latest work! On March 19, readers will be able to purchase the e-short, Tempest in the White City, a 40-page short story prelude to It Happened at the Fair, for 99 cents from all online retailers. While the characters from the short story are not carried over into the full-length release, audiences will get a taste of the awe-inspiring backdrop of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair and will be anxious to spend more time exploring the exhibition. In true Gist form, Tempest in the White City combines her trademark humor with romance. Hunter Scott is one of the elite. A Chicago. . .

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To Die For: a novel of Anne Boleyn by Sandra Byrd {Review}

What would you sacrifice for your best friend?
Would you die for her?

Meg Wyatt has been Anne Boleyn’s closest friend since they grew up together on neighboring manors in Kent. So when twenty-five-year-old Anne’s star begins to ascend, of course she takes Meg along for the ride.

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Trailer Tuesday: Far From Here

[iframe http://player.vimeo.com/video/34972630?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0 800 450] FAR FROM HERE (Howard Books; on-sale February 7th; trade paperback) ponders the question: how long do you hold on to hope? Danica Greene has always hated flying, so it was almost laughable that the boy of her dreams was a pilot. She married him anyway and she and Etsell settled into a happy life in the small Iowa town where they grew up. But when the opportunity to spend three weeks in Alaska helping a pilot friend presents itself, Etsell accepts and their idyllic world is turned upside down. Ell is gone only a few days when his plane mysteriously vanishes shortly after takeoff, leaving Danica in a free fall. Etsell is gone, but what exactly does gone mean? Is she a widow? An abandoned wife? Or will Etsell find his way home to her? Danica is forced to search for the truth in her marriage. . .

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Book of Dreams by Davis Bunn

For Dr. Elena Burroughs, life is divided into two chapters—before and after the death of her husband. Today marks the point that her span of being a wife is equal to her span of being a widow. Even her success as a psychologist and her worldwide acclaim for a book on the interpretation of dreams is dimmed by an unspoken If only.

Then a new patient arrives, one so private only her first name is given. Impeccably dressed and escorted by two bodyguards, Sandra recounts a frightening series of recurrent nightmares. Elena agrees to consider her case more carefully, convinced that something ominous may be at work here. Elena’s interpretation of her dreams confirms that, indeed, the new patient and her family confront a powerful global network of dangerous forces.

As the story unfolds, they face a key question of the Christian life: How do you understand and fulfill the will of God?

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Book of Dreams by Davis Bunn

Book of Dreams by Davis Bunn Genre: Christian Fiction Pages: 352 Trade Paperback Date Published: October 2011 Publisher: Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster For Dr. Elena Burroughs, life is divided into two chapters—before and after the death of her husband. Today marks the point that her span of being a wife is equal to her span of being a widow. Even her success as a psychologist and her worldwide acclaim for a book on the interpretation of dreams is dimmed by an unspoken “If only.” Then a new patient arrives, one so private only her first name is given. Impeccably dressed and escorted by two bodyguards, Sandra recounts a frightening series of recurrent nightmares. Elena agrees to consider her case more carefully, convinced that something ominous may be at work here. Elena’s interpretation of Sandra’s dreams confirms that, indeed, the new patient and her family confront a. . .

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The Black Madonna by Davis Bunn

Following the internationally acclaimed Gold of Kings, Storm Syrrell returns in the compelling story of The Black Madonna.

Antiques expert Storm Syrrell heads to Europe to investigate the clandestine trade in religious artifacts. She dismisses superstitious tales of miraculous healings and divine omens. Yet when an obsessive Russian oligarch calls—just as her friend Harry Bennett vanishes—all assumptions must be cast aside. Storm seeks answers in a medieval monastery. There, the scarred visage of an icon provokes ever more startling questions. Is she prepared to confront both earthly and spiritual powers? Storm remains haunted by lessons in love and betrayal that lie just outside her grasp. But hesitation now holds mortal consequences.

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The God Hater by Bill Myers

A cranky philosophy professor who loves to shred the faith of incoming freshmen is asked by a group of scientists to create a philosophy for a computer-generated world exactly like ours. But when every attempt fails, he realizes that the only way to save the computer world is to create a character like himself to personally explain the rules that govern their society. After a rival releases a virus into the virtual community, the professor must program himself into a computer-generated world in order to save society from a computer virus – and its own immorality.

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The Black Madonna {Preview}

Following the internationally acclaimed Gold of Kings, Storm Syrrell returns in the compelling story of The Black Madonna. Art historian Storm Syrrell and rugged treasure hunter Harry Bennett travel to the West Bank, Palm Beach, Poland, England, Spain, and other exotic locales to investigate and search for another historic art treasure with significant contemporary implications: The Black Madonna.

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TSI: The Influenza Bomb

Influenza killed 20-100 million worldwide in 1918. We never discovered why or how to stop the virus. Now, it’s back and the Time Scene Investigators (an international team that probes past medical disasters to prevent future outbreaks) must solve the riddle that has gone unanswered for nearly 100 years – before millions more die.

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