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Wrigley at the White House (PB)

Written by Karma Bodman, Illustrated by Susan Spellman

Mom’s Choice Gold Award Winner!

A Puppy in the White House?
Four-year old twins, living in The White House, get a puppy for their birthday. The pup creates havoc running around the famous building while also solving a problem for their dad, the President. Children will laugh at the antics of the dog but will also learn about the home of every First Family complete with an Oval Office, State Dining Room with portrait of Abraham Lincoln, and so much more.

Hardback $16.99 | Paperback $12.99 | Ebook $6.99


Psalms in Rhyme for Little Hearts (PB)

Written by Donna Wyland, Illustrated by Courtney Smith

Young hearts will cherish the sweet rhyme contained in Psalms in Rhyme for Little Hearts as they are gently guided to a closer relationship with God. From beginning to end, the colorful childlike illustrations bring the psalms to life and inspire children to hide God’s Word in their hearts.

Uniquely created for children ages 4--8, this book of scriptural poetry will inspire children to sing praises to God and help them understand and remember God’s constant presence and powerful promises. And, for parents who want to lead their growing children to the original Bible psalms, they are included at the end.

Hardback $19.99 | Paperback $15.99 | Ebook $6.99


Dottie's Dream Horse (MG)

Written by Bettie Boswell

Dottie dreams of owning a beautiful horse like the ones in her books. Unfortunately, thanks to her big brother, Thomas, Dottie is afraid of heights.

When Thomas receives his draft notice for World War II, Dottie takes over his chores and the care of Nick, the family’s ornery mule. When tragedy strikes, will Dottie be able to conquer her fear of heights, manage the stubborn mule, and realize her dream?

Paperback $10.99 | Ebook $6.99


How to Kill a Giant (MG)

Written by Carol Schlorff

He lost his courage. Will meeting a real superhero help him find it?
An awful summer … Thirteen-year-old Hugo is miserable. His move to a small Pennsylvania town has brought him nothing but trouble. Ignored by his new classmates and a favorite target for the school bullies, Hugo lets fear rule his life. It’s going to be a long summer.

An unexpected twist … Hugo meets siblings Julia and Stefan, who are just as unhappy as he is. After finding a mysterious old Bible, all three are magically transported to ancient Israel, where they meet the young shepherd David, who suspects they’re spies. The trio is caught up in a scary world where danger lurks on every side.

A terrifying adventure … As Hugo and his friends navigate the perils of this strange and frightening land, Hugo must face his greatest fear—that he’s a coward. His only hope of survival is to learn the secret of David’s bravery, but will he do so in time to face his biggest test? Find out in this thrilling tale of courage, friendship, and faith.

Paperback $12.99 | Ebook $5.99

MORE Than Creation (PB)

Written by Whitney Ward, Illustrated by Courtney Smith

Did you know God made you MORE than creation?

The mountains are tall, and the oceans are vast, but YOU were created in God’s image, and YOU are the only thing he created that can have a relationship with him. God has loved you from the beginning of time, and he created you with a special purpose—to tell others how wonderful he is.

Paperback $13.99 | Ebook $6.99


A Penny Saved (PB)

Written by Cynthia L. Simmons & Terri Gillespie, Illustrated by Courtney Smith

A Move, A Mess, A Mystery

Mason’s world turns upside down when he, his little sister, Olivia, and their mother move into their grandfather’s house. Mason misses his cool friends. R.B., the weird kid down the street, thinks he’s Mason’s new best friend.

Mason’s grandfather, a retired professor, stays in his office filled with musty, dusty books. He never realized there’s a magical treasure hidden in plain sight. An 1860 Indian Head penny, named Penny, who is alive.

When Penny goes missing, Mason helps his grandfather look for her. Will Mason find Penny and learn her secret?

Paperback $13.99 | Ebook $6.99


Annie and the Healing Box (MG)

Written by Linda Foster Tripp

Did you ever wish you had a toolbox full of ideas to help you get through life’s hurts and disappointments?

Annie, a sixth grader from upstate New York, creates such a box and you can too. She calls it The Healing Box.
Whenever she is hurt or has a problem like her parents breaking up, a friend moving away, being picked on or excluded, or losing her pet, she puts items in the box to remind her of how she coped.

Eventually she learns that there is one key to healing.

Travel with Annie on her journey of healing, hope, and faith as she discovers her own strengths and talents, meets new people, and has some fun along the way without ever leaving her hometown.

Paperback $11.99 | Ebook $5.99


New in Fiction!

Moon World (F)

Written by Travis W. Inman

After narrowly graduating from bootcamp ...

Cadet Zane Banach and his Section 8 friends are on their way to the Lunar Defense Forces to undertake flight training.

While exploring Artemis Dome, Zane is flooded with a series of memory blitzes that lead them to discover his father’s secret labs hidden under the Moon’s surface.

Meanwhile, the Section 8 crew suspects Drake Bounds of planning to steal the replica of the Wolf Egg crystal and plot how to stop her. But their efforts place the entire moon at risk.
Their adventure takes them from the streets of Artemis Dome, to Crescent Park—the Moon’s magnificent theme park—and into the long abandoned mines.

What they discover will change the course of humanity and reignite an age-old war?

Paperback $16.99 | Ebook $5.99


Forbidden Love (F)

Written by Debra Torres

What if your true love was just beyond your reach?
Passion runs deep between Johanna Yoder and newspaper reporter Judah Barton, but so do doubts about their future together. Since baptized Amish can’t marry Englishers, it seems their love will finally screech to a heart-wrenching halt. Or will it?

On top of her struggles with Judah, Johanna is thrust into a new position at the Mountain Laurel Star newspaper, where she must face old fears and the threat of abandoning her lifelong dreams. But for the good of her Amish district, Johanna has a decision to make that could change her life forever.

Does she have what it takes? Can Johanna hand things over to the only One who can help her rise above her impossible circumstances and become what everyone else sees in her?

Paperback $16.99 | Ebook $6.99


Taming Wild Hearts (F)

Written by Betty J. Slade

NOVA BREE STEELE is on the run after witnessing a murder in San Francisco. She hitchhikes to a ranch in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in search of Joe Crawford, a good man she heard could help her.

Modern-day cowboy, LUKE BARRETT, rescues a rare curly Sulphur Mustang from poachers in Disappointment Valley, Colorado. He and Bree join the efforts of a doctor working to save the curly Sulphur Mustang breed from extinction.

Their lives, and the life of a rare mustang collide in the crosshairs of greedy men and the San Francisco Syndicate. They must find common ground and learn to work together, or they won’t survive the pursuits of evil men.

Paperback $16.99 | Ebook $5.99


Easton at Sunset (F)

Written by Rebecca Price Janney

Peter Kichline and Erin Miles Bassett are assessing their lives. Peter's dearly-loved family is growing, and he desires to spend as much time as he can with them. As he faces additional avenues to more service, however, he feels a responsibility to help the new country get off to a strong start. It's no good to begin an endeavor if one isn't going to see it through, even at great personal expense.
Erin is embarking on a promising new decade of her own life, but the sudden appearance of invitations to join a mature Americans association, an ever-demanding writing schedule, her pre-teen's struggles with a militant teacher, and lingering illness are vexing.
Peter and Erin have begun well, but can they finish just as strongly? Your Easton friends are waiting for you to join them for this last story feast in their favorite home town.

Paperback $15.99 | Ebook $5.99


Safe Harbor (F)

Written by Kristen Terrette

Neither Death nor Relocation nor a Hurricane can stop love.

Eva Elliott uprooted her young daughter, Willow, to move to Moanna, a small Georgia coastal island. She hopes the scenery change and new job will help her deal with the guilt from a tragic death in her past.

When local islander, Thad, saves little Willow from drowning in the Atlantic on their first day at the beach, there’s immediate chemistry between him and Eva.

But shame, secrets on both sides, ex-lovers, and a killer hurricane all threaten the love and life they seek to share—and one of them may not survive.

Paperback $15.99 | Ebook $5.99


Rise on Eagle's Wings (F)

Written by Lois Kennis

Teen mom, Talitha Joy Dahlen fights to provide a life rich in love and integrity for her two sons, but can she let go of past hurts to trust a guide she cannot see?

A bookish girl with a wry sense of humor, Talitha survives enormous loss and hardship at a tender age. She is drawn into teen marriage to a man who isn’t an outright villain, but he’s not the hero Talitha perceives him to be either. Buddy seems more concerned with getting rich than wholeheartedly loving his children. And he’s not afraid to break the law to get what he wants.

Miss Ella, a blind woman from war-torn Liberia—extends Talitha and her sons an invitation that could lead to safe haven—if Buddy doesn’t find them first. Rise on Eagle’s Wings is the hopeful story of a young mother’s tenacity, the ever-changing definition of family, and the redemptive power of community. Set in America’s Heartland during the final decade of the twentieth century, contemporary voices intertwine with those of a pre-internet generation.

Paperback $16.99 | Ebook $6.99


Curtains for Maggie (F)

Written by Karen H. Richardson

Maggie Nelson lost her identity. Nora St. Claire lost her husband. And Jen Stephens lost her job—sort of. The three friends from college, now in their forties, rediscover a special part of themselves that time and relationships have stolen.

To rediscover who she is, Maggie revisits a passion from her past. Something that was her own—acting. With this, her family begins a season of their orderly, planned, and scheduled lives becoming not so orderly. How can Maggie regain her identity without losing her husband?

Nora is an interior designer whose husband was killed in the line of duty. After years of mourning, she is ready to rebuild her life. Her career launches when she wins over a difficult client for the firm. And in her social life, she finds herself volunteering alongside a man who sparks her interest. Work, friends, dating—what will the design of her new life be?

Jen is a free-spirited personal trainer who never expected to find herself as an assistant manager at the gym. The role is a stretch, but it includes all the components of healthy living that she believes in. The rest she can learn. The transition has a few twists and turns Jen navigates well with the full support of her husband, and her two friends. And yet … is it the best fit for Jen?

Their paths are messy ones, but isn’t that true about life? Along the way, each woman discovers she is more precious than rubies. Even in her imperfection.

Paperback $15.99 | Ebook $5.99


Gypsy for God (F)

Written by Yvonne M. Morgan

An Unexpected Purpose for Life...

Kathleen is a middle-aged woman who loses her job, which leaves her doubting herself and fearing the future. This event sends her on a journey to find purpose and meaning in her life. She flourishes in a new career as a travel agent, but fear and doubt keep her from experiencing all life has to offer. Finally, an unexpected encounter changes everything as God begins to reveal His plans to Kathleen. Each new country she visits brings her closer to finding her real purpose. This story offers hope for readers seeking meaning in their lives regardless of their situation or age.

Paperback $14.99 | Ebook $5.99


Sonji (F)

Written by Jessica A. Tanner

A Horse, A Challenge, A Race

Despite the threat of theft, Astra enters the Great Desert Race of Dryzza … only to be left horseless in the middle of nowhere. Thieves believe her white mare, Sonji, is the key to the treasury of the Palace of the Creator.

Two desert dwellers and a voice on the wind lead Astra and her friend Hamal to the legendary palace. There, they meet the Creator. He listens to their story and helps them—but for repayment he asks Astra to convince her mother to answer his summons. Rumors of those heeding a summons and never returning home haunt Astra as she agrees.

The Creator returns Astra, Hamal, and Sonji to the race. And when Astra keeps her promise to him—the Creator surprises her.

Paperback $17.99 | Ebook $6.99


New in Nonfiction!

Surrender the Joy Stealers (NF)

Written by Doris Swift

What threatens to steal your joy today?

As a leader in women’s ministry, Doris Swift has counseled countless women who have forgotten their worth, question their value and can’t find their joy.

Have you been there?

When the struggles of this world drain us dry and wring us out, our desert mentality becomes fertile ground for the enemy’s lies to grow. We place our trust in what we see and feel instead of in the God we know and love.

The enemy may threaten to steal our joy–but the truth is, he can’t crack the code. God has infused us with his joy, his Spirit, and his love; we are soaked in his living water which cannot be drained dry –and we are filled with his joy that cannot be emptied out.

Surrender the Joy Stealers is a strategic six-week Bible study rooted in John 15, which helps women rediscover the overflowing, ever-present Jesus joy within, that fills them, empowers them, and ripens the fruit God produces in their lives. Using personal stories and biblical application, women will learn how to identify their joy stealers, surrender them to God, reawaken the joy within them, and share that joy with others.

Paperback $12.99 | Ebook $5.99



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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.