Need to replenish your TBR list as summer gives way to fall? Look no further than our July-August releases.
Seconds by Abigail Wilkes, Mercy Again by Andrew Roth, Pseudonym by Diana Savage and Dennis Hensley, Jonah’s War by Claudette Renalds, For the Good of All, MB Dahl, Evangeline by Lane Jordan, What Love Looks Like by Stacy Boatman, Solomon’s Porch by Janet Morris Grimes, Man on Fire by Robert Wise, Double Trouble at Pioneer Tunnel by Marsha Hubler.
Nonfiction offerings: Psalms 365: Develop a Life of Worship and Prayer (Vol 3) by David Kitz, We May Be Done, But We’re Not Finished by Deb DeArmond, Donkey Devos by Susan Stewart, Elder Care SOS by Alice Kalso, Turtle Heart by Lucinda Kinsinger, and Wonders of the Galaxy, an anthology of science fiction short stories.
Forbidden children. Forgotten History. A power no one has witnessed in living memory.
In the pyramid city of El-Pelusium, all second-born children are banished to an island of madmen for fear of a power they are rumored to possess.
But Miki isn’t just a Second, she is a Fifth.
Nineteen years of hiding behind false identities and away from the public eye has left her with unmatched anxiety. But when a chance encounter throws her in the path of the new young ruler of the Pyramid who is hunting for answers—and a friend, Miki must dodge the very person with the power to banish her.On top of it all, a madman from the island claims being a fifth-born means something. But listening to him would make Miki as mad as him. Unless he is right. If so, the system Miki’s fragile world is built upon, and her very life, are in the balance.
Paperback $14.99 | ebook $5.99
ISBNs: 978-1-64949-343-9 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-344-6 (Ebook)
How far must he run to escape God?
When Yankee soldiers burn his farm, killing his family, Ben joins the Missouri Raiders to seek revenge. But consumed with hatred and grief, his attempts leave him feeling empty and alone. Finally, when he submits to Christ, Ben arrives at Grace Harris’s farm, where he finds an unexpected world of forgiveness, love, and a new purpose that leads him to the discovery of an incredible secret.
Paperback $14.99 | ebook $5.99
ISBNs: 978-1-64949-296-8 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-297-5 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-298-2 (ebook)
Sheila Gray once said, “I’d give my life to become a best-selling novelist …”
and that’s exactly what it cost her.
An Indiana farm girl, Sheila Davis has one dream—to become a professional writer. But her father sees no reason for that dream to pull her away from her duties at home. After winning a scholarship, Sheila convinces her dad to let her attend a summer writing course at a nearby school, where she flourishes, thanks in large part to the encouragement of her high school English teacher.
Sheila feels as though fate has smiled on her when a whirlwind romance with upperclassman Dan Gray turns into a proposal of marriage. Dan promises to support her dreams if she’ll delay them and put him through grad school. But Dan’s personal agenda sentences Sheila to years of menial work as he climbs the ladder of academia while secretly sabotaging her every attempt to become a published author.
The longing never dies, however, and when Sheila gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take a shot at getting published, she risks everything and dives in—only to encounter some stunning twists and turns she never anticipated, never prepared for, and never even imagined she’d have to confront.
Paperback $14.99 | Ebook $5.99
ISBNs: 978-1-64949-345-3 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-346-0 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-347-7 (ebook)
Undercover cop, beautiful woman—both targeted for death.
Jonah Abbott is devastated when his girlfriend dies from a drug overdose. Anger and bitterness motivate him as he prowls the streets as an undercover cop. His life takes a drastic turn when he arrests an attractive resident of a low-income neighborhood.
To her parents’ dismay, Katy Wilson chooses to live in the neighborhood where she serves as a private social worker. In her attempt to free young people of their drug habits, she has made a few enemies in the community—enemies who want her dead.
Despite the circumstances under which they met, Katy can’t deny the sizzling chemistry between them. She agrees to work with Jonah to uncover the plot against her, and he is determined to find the persons who want her out of their neighborhood. Will Katy let the bad guys win, or will she bravely stand against their threats and harassment? Can Jonah and Katy put aside their differences—political, economic, and moral issues—for a future together?
Paperback $14.99 | Ebook $5.99
ISBNs: 978-1-64949-317-0 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-318-7 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-319-4 (ebook)
For the good of all, we give ourselves.
At least that’s how the mantra goes. Everyone knows the refrain. Everyone responds to it. But Ren seriously doubts how killing off people who are different is good for anyone, especially when she’s hiding her own difference.
Just graduated, Ren follows her friend Bala’s advice, “blend in.” Being overlooked isn’t a problem until a cute guy asks her out. Owen’s handsome, funny, and sees her. He treats her like an equal, not a problem. But he has his own secrets.
His issues aren’t like hers, though. Aberrant with a strange ability even she doesn’t understand, Ren must choose to embrace her differences or run before she becomes the next one sacrificed for the good of all.
Paperback $10.00 | Ebook $4.99
ISBNs: 978-1-64949-348-4 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-349-1-(trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-350-7 (ebook)
In To the Moon and Back, Kathi Macias presents a story that might be familiar to many but is framed in a new, dynamic fashion. It is a novel that speaks to the fragility of relationships, while centering on one of today’s hot-button issues. In these pages, Alzheimer’s steals memories, while also paving the way for a deeper understanding of the power of hope, love, and faith. To the Moon and Back is a realistic modern drama, anchored in grace as old as time itself.
—Ace Collins, author, In the President’s Service series, Christy Award winner, The Color of Justice..
Paperback $14.99 | Ebook $4.99
ISBNs: 978-1-64949-375-0 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-376-7 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-377-4 (ebook)
Take the beautiful, biblical story of Esther, change the lead character’s race from Jewish to biracial, place the location in New York City during the 1960s’ era of turmoil at the time of the Civil Rights movement, and you have a modern-day parallel story to Esther.
The book of Esther in the Old Testament is a similar story to Cinderella. With only ten short chapters, and God never mentioned, Esther reveals how God works in our lives always. He is in every detail.
Nehemiah 7:5 says, “So my God gave me the idea …”
Paperback $14.99 | $5.99
ISBNs: 978-1-64949-369-9(paperback) | 978-1-64949-370-5 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-371-2 (ebook)
Simone’s favorite student, Hannah Stark, seems to have a deadbeat dad. Mr. Stark brings Hannah to school late and unprepared for the day. As a former foster child who suffered at the hands of self-absorbed adults, Simone has a low tolerance for inattentive parents, and finds herself berating Mr. Stark for neglect.
Soon, Simone discovers she’s had it all wrong. Hannah’s father is a widower, struggling to manage life as a single parent. Simone is overcome with guilt, but a friend saves her from spiraling into self-loathing and counsels her to seek Mr. Stark out to apologize. Upon taking this sound advice, unexpected affection ignites, but when Simone’s troubled past enters the picture, everything she holds dear is suddenly threatened. Will Simone be able to hold onto her treasured teaching position? Or will her past rip her away from her job and the chance for love?
Paperback $14.99 | $5.99
ISBNs: 978-1-64949-358-3 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-359-0 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-360-6(ebook)
Solomon is running out of it.
A broken and forgotten man fighting the demons of dementia, he longs for the past when both he and his beloved military town of Ginger Ridge once thrived.
When his stooped body collides with the hardened realities of the present, Solomon lies in a coma as an unidentifiable victim of a hit-and-run accident in a faraway city.
With nothing to keep him going but flashbacks of relationships from his past, Solomon has no idea what a difference he will make on the future …
Paperback $14.99 | Ebook $4.99
ISBNs: 978-1-64949-339-2 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-340-8(trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-341-5 (ebook)
No person provided more support in the Church’s struggle against Roman Imperial oppression and the first destructive heresy than Polycarp, the towering first father of the ancient Church. His story conveys the intrigue and struggle of the early Christians as they overcame persecution and conflict.
Polycarp was the final bridge between the last of the Apostles and post-apostolic Church. Struggling to survive Nero’s persecution that brought the deaths of Peter and Paul, Christians in Rome needed guidance. Because he was the last disciple of St. John, Polycarp led in the fight against doubt and fear in the confrontation with the first serious theological challenge, the heresy of Marcion.
Even after becoming the Bishop of Smyrna, Polycarp faced Roman persecution that continued to rock the empire. Polycarp fought distortion, wrote enduring letters, and nurtured new believers. Maintaining his convictions even in the face of death, he was finally martyred, remaining faithful to the end.
Based on a true story, history, and fact, this exciting narrative takes artistic license embodied in the fictional figures of Bythnia Attalus and her son, Arius, along with his sister, Constance. Arius Attalus relates Polycarp’s story.
Hardcover $24.99 | Paperback $14.99 | Ebook $7.99
ISBNs: 978-1-64949-378-1 hardcover) | 978-1-64949-313-2 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-314-9 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-315-6 (ebook)
Tommi Pockets: Book 3
Twelve-year-old twins, Gail and Dale Pawson, from The Heights, the dumpy part of Ashland, are nothing but big trouble. With a rough home life, they run wild in town, breaking windows, burning an old junk car, stealing candy at the general store, and flunking school. Finally, instead of being sent away to boarding school, they’re sent to the Salvation Army for counseling.
There the counselor, Captain Arlene Masters, asks Tommi “Pockets” Leland and Vince “Runner” Ramsey to befriend the twins and help the two learn to behave. But Pockets and Runner can’t stand the twins and try to avoid them at all costs even though Captain Ar constantly reminds Pockets and Runner that Christian love is an action not a feeling.
Will Pockets and Runner overcome their bad attitudes about the twins and start to mentor them, or will they keep ignoring Gail and Dale and not care what happens to them at all?
Paperback $999 | Ebook $4.99
ISBNs: 978-1-64949-361-3 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-362-0 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-363-7 (ebook)
A Feast for the mind, soul, and spirit …
I’m not certain I’d be alive without the Psalms. While my wife was losing her family to Huntington’s disease, we lived in its inspiring pages. We still do. David’s devotional is a welcome companion on this journey, particularly for those needing a fresh shot of hope.
—Phil Callaway, award-winning author & Christian humorist, www.laughagain.org
Psalms 365 is specifically designed to help you develop a life of worship and prayer like the biblical David. Let author David Kitz take you on a journey—a journey to a deeper understanding of God’s will and his ways for your life. Each daily reading provides insight and inspiration for practical Christian living, allowing the Good Shepherd to guide you to the center of his will.
Paperback $10.99 | Ebook $4.99
ISBNs: 978-1-64949-327-9 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-328-6 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-329-3 (ebook)
The nest is empty, professional path established or concluded. It should be an exciting time. We’re free to pursue the possibilities. But it’s a little scary, too. Much of what has defined our lives for the last 30 years is no longer required. Having completed most of what was placed on our plate – raising kids, building careers, driving carpools and Little League, I firmly believe the best may still be ahead.
We May Be Done, But We’re Not Finished challenges women 50+ and older to examine how the rest of their life might be the best of their life. Many may have wondered if they’ve accomplished the purpose for their lives as God intended. Here’s a clue: if you’re still here, the answer is no. Please remember, adventure has no age limit!
With humor and truth, Deb DeArmond and 26 author friends chronicle their real-life experiences—the ups and the downs—and explore the exciting opportunities they discovered. When experienced women invite God to redirect their focus to his purpose and calling, his faithfulness carries us to places we’d never imagined. This can be an exciting time. Prepare to see new possibilities for your own life through the stories here of women transitioning to the north side of fifty including: their challenges, adventures, and laugh-out-loud-moments.
Paperback $11.99 | Ebook $5.99
ISBNs: 978-1-64949-324-8 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-325-5 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-326-2 (ebook)
Did you know the Bible mentions only two talking animals? Each of these creatures had a different message. The first to speak out was the serpent. This character certainly wasn’t a model. If God was using this snake for a test drive, I can see why he kept the mouths of the other animals closed. This snake in the grass spoke words meant for evil. About two millennium later another animal spoke—the lowly donkey. The beast of burden. This time the animal had words of wisdom.
Susan K. Stewart expected dogs, cats, and the occasional goldfish would be all the pets she’d need. Until the day she met donkeys at a rescue center. A few years after that fateful visit, three donkeys became part of the Stewart family. Susan soon learned these humble creatures are still messengers of wisdom.
Donkey Devos is a collection of forty pearls Susan has learned from spending time learning about her equine friends and chatting with them. She uses her experiences, donkey facts, and Biblical donkey details to share the truths God has taught. The whole family will delight in the donkey tales with a message from God.
Paperback $9.99 | Ebook $4.99
ISBNs: 978-1-64949-155-8 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-156-5 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-157-2 (ebook)
Your aging parent’s health dips. Your responsibilities soar. You need help and hope for the road ahead. Elder Care SOS: Facing Hard Choices with Hope will help you understand the “new” parent and your new role, and tackle driving vs. not driving, moving or staying home, advocating for your parent and yourself, and facing end of life. Leaving worries in God’s hands and learning from others are essential. Alice Kalso, author, is an award-winning writer. She worked with families of seniors for twenty-five years. Their stories, plus her family’s story, intertwine with how-to help from senior care professionals.
Paperback $11.99 | Ebook $4.99
ISBNs: 978-1-64949-372-9 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-373-6 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-374-3 (ebook)
Unlikely Friends with a Life-Changing Bond
What happens when a sheltered young Mennonite befriends an ornery old Ojibwe woman in order to lead her to Christ—and finds that old woman has more to teach her about God and humanity than she ever dreamed?
These two women from widely differing cultures and belief systems soon build a connection that runs deeper than their differences. Kinsinger’s memoir of friendship reads like a novel, at once riveting and introspective, timeless and surprising.
Paperback $14.99 | Ebook $5.99
ISBNs: 978-1-64949-303-3 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-304-0 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-305-7(ebook)
Inspired by biblical parables, these nine short stories set in the wonders of the galaxy are sure to delight and inspire …
ISBNs: 978-1-64949-330-9 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-331-6 (trade paperback)
is a book. Don’t forget the adults on your Christmas list. And who says you can’t re-supply your own TBR stack for the new year? Check out these titles. And at some of these prices, these books make good stocking stuffers. Easton at Christmastide by Rebecca Price Janney, The Men of Amish Fiction Present A…Read More
If your Christmas list includes littles, and you observe the four gift rule– something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read– one of these books might be just want you need for that last item. A Holy Night in Bethlehem by Kristin Lehr, The Christmas Gift by John Alexander, Ed’s…Read More
Shorter days. Longer nights. The perfect combination for more reading. And here are some recent releases for your reading pleasure. Fiction: Forgive the Trespassers by Vickie Phelps, Sweet Rivalry by Terri Gillespie, The Bottle House by Susan Grant, Black or White by Ace Collins, Kingdom Lost by Dawn Shipman. Middle Grade: No Bones About It…Read More
There’s still plenty of summer left to pick up one of these latest releases for your next beach read. Choose from Amish fiction, contemporary romance, mystery, historical fiction. And if you prefer nonfiction, there’s memoir and a great resource on finding peace and security in a world that’s anything but. Forbidden Gift by Debra Torres,…Read More
Have you exhausted all the “fun” summer activities for the littles? It might be time for some new books! One or two of these recent releases from Elk Lake might be just what you need to answer that age-old question: What can I do now? Choose from: From Hair to There by Cindy Lurie, The…Read More