September-October Releases

The latest set of releases from Elk Lake Publishing, Inc. has something for every reading taste: romance, Amish fiction, historical (Civil War) fiction, nonfiction and children’s books. Explore and try a genre you don’t usually read—and don’t forget—books make great Christmas gifts. To purchase any of these books, click on the covers or the links. As an Amazon Associate, we may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases.

Wake up to Wonder by Whitney Hopler; Harvey, the Traveling Harmonica by Becky Van Vleet; Designed for Love by Sally Jo Pitts; Blessed Are the Peacemakers by Amos Wyse; Romance Under Wraps by Claire O’Sullivan; A The Men of Amish Fiction Present a Christmas Collection; The Well by Cathy Krafve; Valuing Gold by Cynthia L. Simmons; and Your Home in Heaven by Donna Wyland.

 

 

A wonder-full life is a gift God offers everyone. Do you miss out on experiencing wonder because you focus only on survival rather than on pursuing awesome encounters with God?

God has hidden everyday miracles in plain sight around you. You can become more aware of them, despite the stress in your daily life. Discover how to find and enjoy wonder, which is vital to your well-being.

Wake Up to Wonder is filled with inspiring stories, biblical wisdom, and scientific research that show how to experience awe for God and go a journey of faith toward wonder. Learn how to enjoy wonder anytime and anywhere!

$9.99 paperback | $4.99 e-book

ISBNs 978-1-64949-015-5 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-016-2 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-017-9 (e-book)

 

 

Meet Harvey, a little harmonica that likes to travel. From Grandpa to Dad to Walter, Harvey sings tunes sweeter than candy. But Harvey has competition with Buddy, the family dog, whose howling is so annoying that even the birds fly away.

When Harvey accidentally falls into the rushing creek waters, losing sight of Walter, can Buddy save him?

Young children will delight in this fun tale filled with colorful illustrations about a little harmonica’s adventures.

$18.99 hardcover | $10.99 paperback | $5.99 e-book

ISBNs 978-1-64949-072-8 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-073-5 (hardcover) | 978-1-64949-074-2 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-075-9 (e-book)

 

 

Interior designer Izzie Ketterling wants two things: to be accepted as a professional designer and to champion the preservation of the historic homes on Feldman Square in her hometown.

Reed Harrison’s New York design company has directed him to gain favor with the Hamilton Harbor townspeople in order to obtain a development contract for the firm. However, the developer’s plans could jeopardize the properties Izzie is crusading for.

The two enter a decorating contest fundraiser to restore the abandoned houses and Reed and Izzie are surprised to discover that opposites attract. But the competition turns bitter when their agendas collide.

$12.99 paperback | $4.99 e-book

ISBNs 978-1-64949-077-3 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-078-0 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-079-7 (e-book)

 

 

Blessed Are the Peacemakers continues the story from Blessed Are the Meek. They must now struggle to survive the winter and rescue the parents of the colonel in charge. Trekking through a blizzard tests their mettle and endurance.

$12.99 paper | $9.99 e-book

ISBNs 978-1-64949-021-6 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-022-3 (trade paperback)| 978-1-64949-023-0 (e-book)

 

 

 

 

Catherine Cade Has a Problem

She’s an identity thief with partial amnesia impersonating a nurse practitioner—trying to go straight. When one of her patients dies a mysterious death, she is faced with an agonizing decision. When evidence points to murder, she must overcome her fear of prison for the truth. Her biggest problem is the cop who caught her.

Rick Calhoun is a homicide detective who knows more about Cade than she does. When he finds a murder scene and catches up with Cade, the chase begins.

She tries to keep her lies straight, and it’s a job while tending patients and opening a bakery. He has to keep the investigation quiet, tend to his homicide cases, and keep Cade out of trouble.

Cade’s biggest worry is the detective who found her. He’s onto her, and she‘s stuck. Calhoun’s biggest problem, he is in love with her and will sacrifice anything to give her safe passage.

Love means never having to hear your Miranda Rights …

$14.99 paper back | $4.99 e-book

ISBNs 978-1-64949-087-2 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-087-2 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-089-6 (e-book)

 

 

These stories are about Amish women and men making their way through hard times and good times during the Christmas season. Each story is unique, as unique as each of the six authors, as unique as every person who reads the stories. The hope is everyone will find something that encourages and blesses, something that gives fresh life, renewed faith and good cheer. “The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has never been able to put it out” (John 1:5). Froliche Weihnachten! Merry Christmas to all!

$14.99 paperback | $9.99 e-book

ISBNs 978-1-64949-098-8 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-099-5 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-100-8 (e-book)

 

 

Does your spouse refuse to hear? Do your children stare without comprehending? Does your parent or boss habitually raise objections to your good ideas? Oh, the frustration! Conversations often break down instead of breaking through.

She changed from a woman alone to a woman of influence. Her faith transformed a whole community. How did she do that? In The Well, Cathy Krafve points out 40 strategies Jesus used to prompt authentic conversation—by analyzing just one conversation with the woman at the well.

These strategies include:

• Initiate simple communication principles to transform all your conversations. Go from magical thinking to miraculous results in a matter of a few biblical truths.

• Invigorate your closest relationships with terrific communication. Watch the ripple effect as your conversations spread truth and joy throughout all your relationships.

• Inspire others through authentic conversations. Enjoy the intimate companionship our hearts all crave.

Are you ready to foster tender, effective conversations with everyone around you? Don’t miss your chance to transform all your relationships!

$12.99 paperback | $4.99 e-book

ISBNs 978-1-951970-29-1 (paperback) | 978-1-951970-30-7 (trade paperback) |978-1-951970-31-4 (e-book)

 

Uneasiness permeated Chattanooga where Mary Beth Roper grew up. Every conversation she overheard is heated, yet her banker-father was hesitant to reveal the facts. Will Tennessee secede and force them into a war? She was an adult and demanded he tell her the truth, yet she feared the heated politics she’d seen. Then she learned a rogue customer threatened their bank. Somehow, she must find a way to work with Peter Chandler, her father’s partner, even though she can’t bear to be near him. As she unraveled an impossible puzzle, she learned to value her faith.

$12.99 paperback | $3.99 e-book

ISBNs 978-1-64949-080-3 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-080-3 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-080-3 (e-book)

 

 

 

 

Children will delight in God’s promise of heaven where Jesus builds their forever home in this colorful book that reminds them of his great love. Your Home in Heaven—

  • Teaches about God’s promise of heaven.
  • Comforts through the truth of eternal life in heaven with Jesus.
  • Encourages godly living as children learn the fruit of the Spirit.
  • Draws children closer to God through eight Discussion Page questions.
  • Inspires children’s creativity as they imagine their own home in heaven.

$11.99 paperback | $5.99 e-book

ISBNs 978-1-64949-083-4 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-084-1 (hardcover) | 978-1-64949-085-5 (trade paperback) | 978-1-64949-086-5 (e-book)

 

 

 

 

 

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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.