2022 First Quarter New Releases

Elk Lake Publishing has been busy!

Check out what books released during the first quarter of 2022.


New in Picture Books


Heaven's Heroes, An Empty Tomb

Written by Kristin Lehr, Illustrated by Alicia Berry

An Empty Tomb is a Christian picture book depicting the events of Holy week. This beautiful retell is told in a unique perspective of spiral language and bold imagery to help children of all ages understand the biblical significance of events from Palm Sunday through Easter.

An Empty Tomb blends a special combination of sight word development, repetitive language, and predictable patterns for children to enjoy. An Empty Tomb also places a primary focus on prayer and gratitude to God. Inspired from John 3:16, children will be able to learn a scripture and the importance of hiding God’s word in their heart. The book you’ve been waiting for in the Heaven’s Heroes series is finally here. A generational favorite around the most significant bible story in Christian history.

Paperback $10.99 | ebook $4.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-532-7 (Hardcover) | 978-1-64949-531-0 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-533-4 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-534-1 (ebook)


Aunt Ima Mazing

Written by Michele McCarthy, Illustrated by Kerri-Jean Malmsten

Rosalina can’t wait to meet Aunt Ima Mazing. With her ginormous vocabulary and loving kindness, Aunt Ida Clare’s sister, Ima, teaches the girls a lesson about seeing people in a way Rosalina and Finley won’t likely forget. Soon the girls’ hearts burst with creative ways to share this discovery with their classmates.

Paperback $10.99 | ebook $5.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-519-8 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-520-4 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-521-1 (ebook)




Más Que Tus Montañas

Written by Whitney Ward, Illustrated by Courtney Smith, Translated by Christian Belman

¿Sabías que para Dios vales más que tu enfermedad, y que además El tiene un propósito para ti? ¡Pues lo vales y lo tiene! No importa cuántas agujas te pongan y te hagan aullar «¡Au!». O los espantosos exámenes que te hacen gritar, o los cuartos de espera fríos en los que te sientas y te hacen sentir pequeño. Dios te ve, ve tu valor, y ese MÁS que te dio y en el que espera te conviertas.

La enfermedad de la autora comenzó cuando era una niña pequeña, así que Whitney sabe de primera mano las emociones y sentimientos que estos niños experimentan y las temibles incertidumbres a las que se enfrentan. En este libro, Whitney alienta a todos los niños que estén luchando contra una enfermedad a que se vean a sí mismos como Dios los ve y que griten al mundo el poderoso mensaje «¡Yo soy MÁS!».

Paperback $7.25| Ebook $6.00

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-497-9 (Hardcover) | 978-1-64949-496-2 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-498-6 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-499-3 (ebook)


New in Fiction


Written by Caleb Ward


The stone you see before you is the Creativity Stone

and has the power to create and destroy—the power of God.

In a world divided between mercy and judgment, a stone believed to hold the power of creation is discovered by an outcast named Dedecus.

Dedecus uses the power to get revenge on the Fides village, killing hundreds of people. Then he disappears. Now, it’s up to his two friends, Joshua and Namid, to take charge to rebuild what he destroyed.

Can a settlement so divided & destroyed ever come back together again? Will the actual God of justice and mercy show his true self & save them?

Paperback $14.99 | Ebook $5.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-495-5 (Hardcover) | 978-1-64949-479-5 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-480-1 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-481-8 (ebook)


I Talk With My Hands

Written by Jeanne Mansfield and Gail Lenhard

He’s eight-years-old, and he’s deaf. But that doesn’t stop Danny Greene from building spectacular birdhouses and dreaming of his own bicycle.

His family’s recent move from Denver, Colorado, to Nashville, Tennessee, challenges all his coping skills in the hearing world.

How can he use his sign language and lipreading abilities to make new friends, deal with a bully, and prevent a crime?

Paperback $8.57 | Ebook $4.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-489-4 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-490-0 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-491-7 (ebook)


Lasting Treasure

Written by Andrew Roth

Marry me or lose everything!

At her father’s funeral, Wendy Moylan is confronted by Randall Whitmore, her dad’s corrupt business partner who gives her a choice—pay her father’s outstanding debts within sixty days or marry him. Penniless, Wendy embarks on a desperate quest to locate hidden gold, deep in the deserts of New Mexico Territory. She enlists Kurt Jordan as her guide, a stubborn and impatient cowboy who holds Wendy’s future in his hands. Danger threatens as they search for treasure in hostile Indian lands, racing against a deadline. Will God allow her to discover the gold she seeks, or does an unexpected treasure await?

Paperback $14.99 | Ebook $5.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-510-5 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-511-2 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-512-9 (ebook)



An Amish Dilemma

Written by Jerry Eicher

Her Heart Was Broken by Young Love

Now she was waiting, but waiting for what? There would never be another Wilmer. Never! There couldn’t be. No face would grip her heart like Wilmer’s had. With his lopsided grin. His lop of loose hair floundering about his forehead, hanging at an angle from his cow lick. She would never forget Wilmer. Waiting wasn’t going to solve the problem. Neither did weeping or crying or turning down dates from eligible Amish men. She had to say yes to Robert. She had to because he was a decent man. A poor excuse to begin dating a man, but the situation couldn’t be helped. If she must marry a man, Robert was the best choice.

Rose took a step toward the house but stopped mid-stride when a vehicle appeared with the turn signal on. Likely someone was arriving to see Daett. Rose waited and waved as the pickup truck turned into the driveway. A young English man was driving—a handsome young English man. He looked like a farmer, but she had never seen him before. Rose felt the urge to run into the house, but she held her ground. She had met and spoken to English men before. There was nothing to fear from this encounter.

Paperback $14.99 | $7.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-461-0 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-462-7 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-463-4 (ebook)


Falling Flat

Written by Jenna Brooke Carlson

Could life get any worse for fifteen-year-old Geri? It’s hot. It’s buggy, and she’s at the worst place on the planet … summer camp. To make matters worse, Geri carries the pain of her parents’ separation. Nonetheless, she’ll do anything to make her dreams of going to Juilliard come true, even if that means squashing spiders in the pursuit of a college scholarship.

With Chopin’s sheet music in tow, Geri heads to Flagstaff, Arizona, and finds herself not only pursuing music but a romance with the camp’s most sought-after guy, Ethan. When his ex-girlfriend shows up and threatens not only their relationship but also her dream, Geri sees her chance at the scholarship begin to slip away.

After a compromising situation and secrets about Chloe surface, Geri wonders if winning is the most important thing of all. She needs to decide if she can take steps toward healing, move on from the past, and embrace her future. Will camp be all that Geri thought it would be, or will it hold the keys to healing she never could have imagined?

Paperback $14.99 | $5.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-528-0 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-529-7 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-530-3 (ebook)


Protected, San Antonio Series, Book 1

Written by Paula Peckham

Disaster strikes a wagon train en route to Texas, leaving 18-year-old Abby in charge of the survivors, all children younger than her. After an attempted kidnaping, the others convince her to disguise herself as a boy. Initially reluctant, Abby soon realizes life on the trail is much easier without bulky skirts. The disguise allows her to do things as "Abner" she couldn't do as Abby. It's intoxicating.

Disfigured by fire as a child, Manny, a young cowboy, is lonely and yearns for companionship. His scars and the judgment of townspeople make it difficult for him to trust others. He intercepts the wagon train and agrees to help the children finish the trip to San Antonio. A new friendship cracks the protective walls built around his heart. Hope blooms when he meets "Abner," and Manny's fear of rejection slowly dissolves.

As the weeks on the trail go by, Abby develops romantic feelings for Manny, and he values his first new friendship in years. When Manny discovers her deception, it destroys the fragile bond of friendship growing between them.
Can God help the two young lovers find trust, faith, and forgiveness on the hot Texas plain?

Paperback $15.99 | Ebook $5.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-554-9 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-555-6 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-556-3 (ebook)


The Vindorans, A Tale of Three Kingdoms

Written by Derinda Babcock

Keena Listor of the Jindentors of Trezlandia is now the wife of Captain Velorian Ernaut, Captain of King Galien’s elite guards and former enemy of her people.

As she travels toward Vindor with her new family, she knows she will be hated because of the physical differences that identify her as a foreigner and because of her refusal to worship at the altar of idols, but she hopes to postpone the conflict until she is established in her new home.

Though King Galien and Crown Prince Terric honor her for her part in saving Vindorans from death by famine, she is not foolish enough to believe the king can command the hearts and minds of people whose loved ones died by Trezlandian swords.

Velorian wonders if the pressures and frustrations of living in a culture so different from her own will strain their marriage to the breaking point. Will she, as his mother fears, decide the Jindentor forests and cliffs are more suitable for raising their children and return to Trezlandia with them? Will he leave everything and go with her if she does?

Paperback $14.99 | Ebook $5.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-535-8 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-536-5 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-537-2 (ebook)


Every Day Filled With Hope

Written by Shelia Stovall

Welcome to Weldon, Kentucky, where no one can keep a secret forever

Nineteen years ago, a powerful and influential man assaulted former runway model Casey Bledsoe, resulting in an unwanted pregnancy. Casey’s biggest regret is allowing fear to influence her to give up her baby for adoption.

It’s mere days before Casey and Daniel are scheduled to leave Weldon, Kentucky on a mission trip to Africa when Casey receives a letter from Madison, her eighteen-year-old daughter. Hope for healing begins.

Still, Casey grapples with telling those closest to her what really happened. That includes Daniel, the man she loves. Daniel’s a cop, and Casey is afraid of how he’ll react. Little does she know, Daniel has his own secret he’s keeping. As each day passes and they face more trials in the African wilderness, their hidden truths tear them further apart.
If Casey and Daniel don’t learn to trust each other and forgive, there’s no hope their love will hold them together.

Paperback $15.99 | Ebook $5.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-525-9 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-526-6 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-527-3 (ebook)


Ghosts of Trumball Mansion

Written by Linda Wood Rondeau

Why do the ghosts attack only him?
Or is Henry Fitzgibbons insane?

Lana Longstreet is his star author … and the nom de plume of his estranged wife. Though he still loves her, how can he live in a home where ghosts attack him at every turn? Maybe the time has come to officially end any obligation to his wife’s Connecticut estate and be free from their torment.

Though she still loves her husband, Sylvia Fitzgibbons is tired of the charade of a marriage. She’d ask Henry for a divorce, but the children are planning an anniversary party in August, and she has a deadline for her Johnny Gallant suspense series in the same month. Then there are the decaying rose gardens, the only allure drawing Henry to the estate and her launch parties.

Henry agrees to help with the garden repair, but his hopes for a quick departure are smashed when Sylvia’s housekeeper is injured. Unable to resist her femme fatale wiles, Henry is trapped for the duration. But as the couple draw on each other for support, the malignant forces within the home become increasingly aggressive.

Something evil conspires against them that only Faith can conquer. Will they survive?

Paperback $14.99 | Ebook $4.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-503-7 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-504-4 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-505-1 (ebook)


Prodigal Lives

Written by Carol McClain

Life keeps piling problems on Meredith Jaynes. She loses her second foster child—one she was scheduled to adopt. Then Parker Snow refuses to marry her. With only her goats and artisan soap to support her, life will get no better.

If she is honest, though, she still has Crystal. Her funny, happy, loveable toddler makes the sun shine and reminds her of the never-failing love of God.

Pearl Solomon loves her life with her grandfather Guy, but every one of her triumphs is overshadowed by her sisters’ lives. With Mama Meredith, they live a life she envies. Because of her jealousy, she refuses to contact them.

Years later, life for both families twist down paths they do not wish to travel. Pearl knows she’s lost what was most precious in life but has no means of fixing things. Left to her own devices, she spirals out of control.

Meredith finds it harder to mask the despair infertility has brought to her life.

Both families believe they must reconcile themselves to their fates as reality shatters their dreams unless they dig deep for the promise of love.

Paperback $15.99 | Ebook  $5.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-551-8 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-552-5 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-553-2 (ebook)


The Drive, Storm Riders, Book 1

Written by  Murray Pura and Patrick E. Craig

Out of the smoke and fire of the Civil War, an unlikely friendship is forged. Two men emerge from the war’s ashes, cross paths, and decide to ride together, even though Carson Budrow wore Union blue and Garrett Roads Confederate gray. They form a cautious partnership and hook up with a cattle drive heading from Texas to Colorado.

Fierce twisters, deep rivers, heartless desperadoes, bold Comanche with faces painted for war, and gun-toting, strong women will be on this drive. Worst of all is the gang tracking them and gunning for Budrow’s life, something not even his partner Roads or the two women in Budrow's life think they can do anything to stop.

Paperback $14.99 | Ebook $4.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-542-6 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-543-3 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-544-0 (ebook)


Calculated Encounters

Written by L. G. Westlake

Italy’s newest mob boss and venture capitalist just happens to be Sophia Evalina Ricci Ventura, the curvy criminal who duped Isa Phillips into believing she’d turn evidence on her drug-dealing husband. But now Sophia’s skipped out of the US and added human trafficking to her growing list of investment opportunities.

Though Isa has traded in her forensic accountant’s calculator for a baker’s hat, her hunky and previous undercover partner, Jacob Lahache shows up to recruit her for a new mission—returning Sophia to the US because he’s exited the FBI for a more lucrative gig—bounty hunting.

And when Jacob and Isa go international, things get globally messy … and deadly.

Paperback $16.99 | Ebook $5.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-548-8 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-549-5 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-550-1 (ebook)


Puppy Ciao, Novel Companion, Devotional and Study Guide

Written by Annette O'Hare

Puppy Ciao Novel Companion Devotional and Study Guide will encourage and challenge teens and pre-teens alike. Each unit contains a devotional encouraging readers to take a deeper dive into Puppy Ciao and find the inspirational messages tucked between the pages.
Topics taken straight from the novel are based on real-life situations kids can understand and relate to. Worksheets associated with each unit cover a variety of exercises to accommodate several different learning styles. Parents and teachers will appreciate the guide’s uplifting approach encouraging kids to go forth in faith and meet head-on the challenges young people face every day.

Paperback $9.99 | Ebook $5.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-492-4 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-493-1 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-494-8 (ebook)



New in Nonfiction


I Surrender All (Sort of)

Written by Michelle S. Lazurek

We all known the hymn I Surrender All and proudly sing it in church on Sunday. But do we really want to surrender all, or are there areas of our lives we are hesitant to release to God?

Want to experience full surrender as God intended, but not sure how to start?

Through real stories and based on Exodus 14:13-14, I Surrender All will show you how to lay down every area of your life you hold most dear, in order to watch God do the impossible.

This book is designed to help you:

  • Identify areas of struggle in surrendering to God
  • Utilize practical tips and strategies to incorporate surrender into your everyday life
  • Learn how to trust God with every area of your life
  • Practically live out the truths you discover in Scripture

In I Surrender All, Michelle’s years of experience as a pastor’s wife, along with her passion to help others along in their spiritual journey come together in a unique reading experience.

Paperback $12.99 | Ebook $4.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-401-6 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-400-9 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-399-6 (ebook)


Faith, Doubt, & Listening

Written by Roger Marum

Are You Listening, God?

This collection of Roger Marum’s essays offers encouragement and hope even as it is fraught with the uncertainty and doubt of the author’s spiritual journey. His quest for answers to questions regarding God’s existence and relevance in his life often result in unexpected God-embracing epiphanies. The author believes the uncertainty embedded in faith is a foundational part of belief, a disconcerting corner stone, but a necessary one. These essays will make you smile, question, even shed a tear. You may even find your own deep experiences reflected in his stories.

Paperback $14.99 | Ebook $5.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-470-2 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-471-9 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-472-6 (ebook)



God Meetings

Written by  Dave Beckwith and Joanne Beckwith

Does Your Church Have Bored Meetings or God Meetings?

The landscape of Christianity is deeply scarred by wounded pastors and disillusioned board members who love God but have been betrayed by a failed system. It’s time for a far-reaching change.

Jesus told his disciples that leaders in the world throw their weight around and flaunt their authority, but “among you it will be different” (Mt. 20:26 NLT). Distinctly different! Radically different! Not a dressed-up, warmed-over Christian version of the world’s system, but a uniquely powerful way of doing things that is quite contrary to the world’s idea of leadership.

“… needs to be read by every pastor in ministry. I see this as the future textbook for practical theology … in seminaries and Bible colleges!” —Dr. Rex Johnson, Professor in Christian Min. & Leadership, Biola Univ. & Talbot (ret.)

“This is the ‘how to do’ book for pastors and church boards to work together and win!” —Les Steckel, Pres. of FCA (ret.), veteran NFL Coach, Colonel USMCR

Hardcover $36.39 | Paperback $19.99 | Ebook $9.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-486-3 (hardcover) | 978-1-64949-485-6 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-487-0 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-488-7 (ebook)


Tapestry of Trauma

Written by Donna S. Scott LMFT

For so many of us, excruciating memories from the past spark nightmares, flashbacks, even panic attacks. Memories pop up, but we push them away and struggle through the day. Trusting others—even our partner—feels impossible. We’ve tried reaching for God, but we still feel empty as everyone around us grows and builds successful lives.

Are you ready for a life beyond survival?

In The Tapestry of Trauma, Donna shares her testimony of childhood sexual abuse and the healing she found when she learned she was chosen as a daughter of God. She allowed God to perform his master work, and he transformed the painful tangles of her past into a beautiful masterpiece tapestry.

Now it’s time for you to break free from the devastating memories of abuse and begin to build meaningful, valuable relationships with God and others. The Tapestry of Trauma will help you break down walls and allow God’s unconditional love and hope to penetrate your broken heart. You will learn how to identify the triggers to emotional pain and cultivate key skills and practical applications to live in the beauty of God’s healing.

It’s time for you to thrive!

Paperback $14.99 | Ebook $6.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-584-6 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-517-4 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-518-1 (ebook)


Heart of Courage, Daughters of the King Bible Study

Written by Kathy Collard Miller

Courage. Boldness. Daring.

More than ever, we need courage to face the challenges of life.
God knows exactly how to provide strength for godly, courageous choices, even in the face of danger.
In the ten Bible study lessons within Heart of Courage, you will find practical biblical principles while studying Scripture. Every lesson includes biblical people who succeeded and failed in being bold for God. Kathy Collard Miller also includes commentary giving fascinating background information and her signature “Letter from God.”

Heart of Courage is a welcome addition to Kathy Collard Miller’s “Daughters of the King Bible Study Series,” and is perfect for individual and group study. You will find lessons offering help for courageous choices regarding representing God, serving, overcoming discouragement, family issues, church involvement, standing against popular opinion and evil. You’ll also grow in your ability to represent God at your workplace and have victory over temptation. Finally, you’ll discover how Jesus’s courage can inspire you to take ahold of God’s confidence.

As the founder of Modern Day Princess Ministries, I am always looking to recommend resources for women that further the depth of our walk with Christ. The Daughters of the King series by Kathy Collard Miller does exactly that. It enables you to discover the wealth you have in knowing the King of Kings as your Heavenly Father and begin walking in the royalty you possess. —Doreen HannaTreasured Celebrations, founder and president, www.moderndayprincess.net

Hardcover $5.49 | Paperback $12.99 | Ebook $5.99

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-513-6 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-514-3 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-515-0 (ebook)






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Deb Haggerty is Publisher and Editor in Chief of Elk Lake Publishing, Inc., a Christian publisher that “Publishes the Positive.” An author, award-winning blogger, and professional speaker, she’s been writing stories for over forty-five years. In 2019, she released two books: Experiencing God’s Love in a Broken World—A Spiritual Journey, co-written with her husband, Roy, and These Are the Days of My Life, her memoir with a bonus section of business tips. Roy and Deb live outside Plymouth, MA, with their feisty dachshund, Coki.