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ACFW: March New Releases

Posted by Julie on March 10, 2017 in ACFW, Guest blogger, Julie Arduini, Writing |

March 2017 New Releases

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website.

Contemporary Romance:
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Reunion at Crane Lake
by Robin Bayne — Colt’s memory is returning after the accident that ended his career. Now he wants to take over his family’s inn, but he’ll have to partner with his former fiancée to be able to afford it. He’ll need forgiveness to make that happen. Tia’s goal is clear: to return the inn to its former grandeur. And she’ll even work with Colt to do so. But like the inn, their relationship needs a lot of work. He broke her heart…can she ever trust him again? (Contemporary Romance from White Rose Publishing [Pelican])

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Hope
by Fay Lamb — She’s a starving artist facing a serious illness; he’s the doctor who’s her only hope of survival. If only she hadn’t caused his sister to die. (Contemporary Romance from Write Integrity Press)

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Muffins & Moonbeams
by Elizabeth Maddrey — Malachi Baxter is happy to hide in the background and manage the business-end of the family bakery. He’d much rather live in the online world of computer games where he can explore the galaxy and no one has to know he’s deaf. Ursula Franks designs websites during the day and spends her evenings battling alien races online where relationships are easy and uncomplicated. When she agrees to design a website for the local Community Supported Bakery, she has no idea that Malachi is the real man behind her online persona’s best friend and her own secret crush.As the two work together on the website, they uncover an attraction, but will they be able to put aside past hurt and insecurity to find love? (Contemporary Romance, Independently Published)

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Then Came You: A Bradford Sisters Novella
by Becky Wade — Garner Bradford, heir to the troubled Bradford Shipping empire, doesn’t know much about babies. But he’s going to have to learn fast because he’s just become a single father to his newborn daughter. Career girl Kathleen Burke is wholly uninterested in settling down. She has big dreams, and none of them include Garner and his small hometown in Washington State. Yet she can’t seem to get her handsome boss out of her head or her heart…. (Romance Novella, Independently Published)

General:
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When the Bough Breaks
by Ane Mulligan — Her dream job has a Catch 22—and time’s running outRookie lobbyist Sienna O’Shea is determined to make a name for herself in New York’s capitol city and use that influence to gain easier access to her birth records. For years she’s searched for her birth mother, but when she’s handed her first assignment—to lobby support for the permanent sealing of all adoption records—her worlds collide. Swept up into the intrigue of backroom politics, falling in love was not on Sienna’s agenda, but the candidate for Lt. Governor runs a formidable campaign to make her his first lady. When an investigative reporter discovers foreign money infiltrating political campaigns, the trail leads to Sienna’s inner circle. (General, Independently Published)

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The Memory of You
by Catherine West — Thirteen years ago, Natalie lost a part of herself when her twin sister died. Will traveling back to the family winery finally put the memory to rest, or will it completely destroy her? (General from HarperCollins Christian Publishing [Thomas Nelson and Zondervan])

Cozy Mystery:
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Murder Is No Accident
by A. H. Gabhart — When murder comes to call at a stately Victorian house, the town of Hidden Springs looks to Deputy Sheriff Michael Keane to solve the crime before anyone else dies. (Cozy Mystery from Revell [Baker])

Historical Romance:
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A Rocky Mountain Romance
by Misty M. Beller — When Zeche takes shelter from a blizzard in a remote cabin, he doesn’t expect to find a beautiful woman and her father, a disturbed Civil War veteran. Zeche’s instincts tell him Greta is endangered and he should stay and protect her, but his own presence aggravates her father’s condition. With a dangerous snowstorm outside and growing hostilities inside, can he find a way to keep them all safe from harm? Or will it be to the detriment of his heart? (Historical Romance, Independently Published)

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A Stolen Heart
by Amanda Cabot — From afar, Cimarron Creek seems like an idyllic town tucked in the Texas Hill Country. But when former schoolteacher Lydia Crawford steps onto its dusty streets in 1880, she finds a town with a deep-seated resentment of Northerners–like her. Lydia won’t let that get her down, though. All will be well when she’s reunited with her fiancé. But when she discovers he has disappeared–and that he left behind a pregnant wife–Lydia is at a loss about what to do next. The handsome sheriff urges her to trust him, but can she trust anyone in this town where secrets are as prevalent as bluebonnets in spring? (Historical Romance from Revell [Baker])

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My Heart Belongs in the Superstition Mountains: Carmela’s Quandary by Susan Page Davis — Experience the Wild West as Carmela seeks freedom of body and soul. Forced for years by her uncle to pose as a survivor of an Indian kidnapping so he can profit on the speaker circuit, she longs to end the lies. On a stagecoach in Arizona Territory, Carmela and her uncle are fellow passengers with a deputy US marshal and his handcuffed prisoner. When the stage is attacked, will Carmela’s wish come true, or will she forever be branded by her past? (Historical Romance from Barbour Publishing)

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Desert Moon & Honor Bound
by Susan Page Davis and Colleen L. Reece — Enjoy an Old West romance adventure from author Susan Page Davis. Julia Newman looked forward to moving home to Arizona, then she got word that her mother has died and Julie’s stagecoach is robbed. If that wasn’t enough, the first person she sees in town is Adam Scott—the man she always loved but could never have—and now he is accusing her brother of criminal activity. Also includes a bonus historical romance, Honor Bound by Colleen L. Reece. (Historical Romance from Barbour Publishing)

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Her Motherhood Wish
by Keli Gwyn — En route to the Double T Orphanage to work on its expansion, carpenter Chip Evans and Caroline Hunt discover two orphaned children—and become their caregivers. But Chip’s determined not to let himself get too attached to the children who just lost their widowed father…or to the lovely woman helping him care for them. Especially since Callie and the little ones just don’t fit into his detailed plans for the future. Callie can’t help but fall in love with the orphans, and despite her better judgment, she’s falling for Chip, too. Her dreams of being a wife and mother were not quite like this. But Callie believes a plan bigger than Chip’s brought them all together…and now she just has to help him see it, too. (Historical Romance from Love Inspired [Harlequin])

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The Planter’s Daughter
by Michelle Shocklee — When her father’s Texas cotton plantation faces bankruptcy, Adella must choose between the man who can her family’s land and the man who can save her! (Historical Romance from Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas)

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When Tides Turn
by Sarah Sundin — When Quintessa Beaumont learns the US Navy has established the WAVES program for women, she enlists, eager to throw off her frivolous ways and contribute to the war effort. Lt. Dan Avery employs his skills in antisubmarine warfare to fight U-boats at the peak of the Battle of the Atlantic, but the last thing he wants to see on his radar is fun-loving Tess. As Dan and Tess work together in Boston, the changes in Tess challenge his notions–and his heart. (Historical Romance from Revell [Baker])

Medical Suspense:
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Dcotor’s Dilemma
by Richard L. Mabry M.D. — Young surgeon Tyler Gentry thought the offer to join the Hall Group of surgeons offered the answer to his problems, but things changed when he received a 3 AM phone call that told him such a move would be hazardous to his health. (Medical Suspense, Independently Published)

Romantic Suspense:
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Her Baby’s Protector
by Margaret Daley and Susan SleemanSaved by the Lawman by Margaret Daley: As an unknown assailant attempts to kidnap family-court judge Kate Forster’s infant son, police officer Chase Walker thwarts the attack—and vows to keep the pair safe. But who will protect the ex-marine’s heart when the widowed mother and her little boy make him long for a permanent spot in their family? Saved by the SEAL by Susan Sleeman: The tragedy that killed Bree Hatfield’s best friends–and left her with custody of their young daughter–has been ruled an accident. But Bree knows it was murder. Scared and alone, she turns to her ex-boyfriend, navy SEAL Clint Reed, who’ll risk everything to protect baby Ella and the woman he never stopped loving. (Romantic Suspense from Love Inspired [Harlequin])

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Agent-in-Training
by Terri Reed — FBI intern Zara Fielding and her K-9 partner, Radar, stumble across a robbery gone wrong and put themselves in the criminals’ crosshairs. Her childhood friend FBI computer guru Dylan O’Leary works for the secretive FBI unit she longs to join, and he vows not to let anything happen to her. As they work to stay one step ahead of the bad guys, new feelings ignite. When she goes missing, it’s only Dylan–and Radar–who can track her down. Will they arrive in time to save her and the future she and Dylan have started dreaming about? (Romantic Suspense from Love Inspired [Harlequin])

Speculative Romance/Fantasy:
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Ingrid’s Engagement
by Kristen Reed — When King Viggo marches through the kingdom of Schlagefilde in a relentless quest for retribution against its wicked king, the Count of Anselm attempts to make peace with him. As the two strike a deal that will protect the people of Anselm, the King of Villriket becomes enthralled with a portrait of the Count’s oldest daughter, Ingrid. The vengeful king vows that he will leave Edmund’s county in peace if he will allow him to marry Ingrid. To prevent her father from incurring the sovereign’s wrath, the young lady hastily agrees and enters into an unforeseen engagement with the grim ruler. Ingrid’s Engagement tells the enchanting tale of a beautiful young woman who softens the hardened heart of a beastly king with nothing more than her quiet wisdom and gentle spirit. (Speculative Romance/Fantasy, Independently Published)

This list is also on the ACFW blog. Check it out!

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Book Review: Texas K-9 Unit Series by Shirlee McCoy, Margaret Daley and Sharon Dunn

Posted by Julie on March 13, 2015 in Book Review, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons, surrender |

Book Description

81+NV9tXc-L._SL1500_Love Inspired Suspense authors Shirlee McCoy, Margaret Daley and Sharon Dunn will get your pulse racing with tales of Texas cops and their loyal K-9 dogs tracking down a crime ring. Enjoy three action-packed Texas K-9 Unit romantic suspense novels in one box set!

When a boy goes missing from his bedroom, a police detective must assure a desperate single mother that he and his trusty bloodhound will find her son.

A woman with amnesia has to rely on an officer and his border collie to stay alive when she can’t remember who tried to kill her.

An FBI agent is called in to protect a single mother when the rookie K-9 officer witnesses a murder and becomes the killer’s target.

This box set includes:
TRACKING JUSTICE BY SHIRLEE MCCOY
DETECTION MISSION BY MARGARET DALEY
GUARD DUTY BY SHARON DUNN

Look for more Texas K-9 Unit books sold separately:
EXPLOSIVE SECRETS BY VALERIE HANSEN
SCENT OF DANGER BY TERRI REED
LONESTAR PROTECTOR BY LENORA WORTH
TEXAS K-9 UNIT CHRISTMAS BY SHIRLEE MCCOY AND TERRI REED

I’m a huge fan of romantic suspense and as soon as I saw two of my favorite authors in this genre were part of the series, I knew I wanted in. I’m not as familiar with Sharon Dunn’s work but this is a perfect series for those that enjoy high stakes, romance, law enforcement and of course, K-9 dogs.

Each book has a great cover and an action packed story featuring the K-9 dogs. I found them to be quick reads with the right amount of romance against all the peril. Shirlee McCoy is my go-to for this genre and Tracking Justice was as enjoyable as I thought it would be. Margaret Daley is a talent no matter what genre she writes for so I had fun with Detection Mission, too. Guard Duty is a perfect fit for the series and gave me an author in Sharon Dunn to look for more from.

To purchase the Texas K-9 Unit series, click here.

I received the Texas K-9 Unit series in exchange for an honest review.

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Book Review: To Save Her Child by Margaret Daley

Posted by Julie on February 11, 2015 in Book Review, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons, surrender |

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Book Description:

In Search of Her Son 

When a young boy goes missing from wilderness day camp, Alaskan search and rescue worker Josiah Witherspoon is on the case. The brooding ex-marine promises to find the child and return him to his worried mother. But he doesn’t know that Ella Jackson has a secret past. One that could put them all in danger. When tensions mount, Ella needs to tell Josiah the truth—but she can’t set aside her fears enough to trust him. Ella and Josiah are ready to risk their lives to save her son, but will they risk their hearts, as well?  

Alaskan Search and Rescue: Risking their lives to save the day

There’s nothing that brings suspense up a notch than when a child is missing. To Save Her Child has great suspense and a solid plot with Ella scared for her son and afraid her past has come back for them. Josiah is no longer active with the Marines but certainly has the training to help find the boy. But he has his secrets, too.

I always enjoy a book that features a hero with a military background and To Save Her Child doesn’t disappoint. This was a quick page turner like I said, with solid suspense. I definitely recommend it.

To purchase To Save Her Child, click here.

I received To Save Her Child from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Book Review: First Kisses by Six Favorite Inspirational Romance Authors

Posted by Julie on March 17, 2014 in Book Review, encouragement, Julie Arduini |

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Book Description:
A new anthology from some of your favorite inspirational authors–no reprints here!

Enjoy this collection of love stories with a theme of FIRST KISSES. The First Kisses collection includes:

From New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author Linda Goodnight comes a new historical romance The Rambler’s Bride
In 1870’s Kansas, Widow Esther North will do most anything to save her land from her powerful cousin and the coming railroad-even kiss a stranger! The kissing cowboy, Jericho North is bent on revenge from his brother’s widow, and the will hidden in his pocket is all he needs to make it happen. But he hadn’t reckoned on a baby…and neither he nor Esther had reckoned on love.

From USA TODAY and Publisher’s Weekly Bestselling Author Janet Tronstad comes a new retro romance Lovebirds at the Heartbreak Cafe
Janet pens a brand-new Retro Café Sweet Romance starring a 1950’s truck driver (Buddy) and a waitress (Penny) who both have enough trouble without everyone in Webster’s Crossing thinking they are falling in love.

From #1 Amazon Bestselling author Debra Clopton comes a new contemporary romance Her Mule Hollow Cowboy
Rescuing a beautiful cowgirl from being trampled has professional bull rider, Cliff Masterson, dreaming of romance, home, hearth and that first kiss…but Maddie Rose has had enough people in her life leave and she’s not willing to risk her heart on a rambling cowboy—Sparks fly when these two are near. Can the Matchmakin’ Posse of Mule Hollow help this couple find their happily ever after?

From #1 Amazon Bestselling Author Margaret Daley comes a new romance suspense Deadly Hunt
All bodyguard Tess Miller wants is a vacation. But when a wounded stranger stumbles into her isolated cabin in the Arizona mountains, Tess becomes his lifeline. When Shane Burkhart opens his eyes, all he can focus on is his guardian angel leaning over him. And in the days to come he will need a guardian angel while being hunted by someone who wants him dead.

From fan favorite Camy Tang comes a new romantic suspense Necessary Proof
Alex Villa became a Christian in prison, and because of his efforts to help stop a gang producing meth in Sonoma, he has been set up for the death of a cop. Can computer expert Jane Lawton find the evidence that will prove his innocence before the gang eliminates them both?

From fan favorite Lacy Williams comes a new contemporary romance Kissed by a Cowboy
Former shy-girl Haley Carston is back in Redbud Trails, Oklahoma, to care for her dying aunt. She didn’t count on cowboy Maddox Michaels, her high school crush and the man who might just bring her dreams of marriage and family back to life…

I love the concept of this anthology series, all around those first kisses. What made this extra enjoyable beyond the dynamic pool of author talent was it crossed different genres. There was humor. Westerns. Suspense. And through it all, romance. First Kisses were fast reads that still had full stories complete with multi-dimensional characters. I couldn’t pick a favorite, I truly enjoyed them all.

Whether you’re familiar with these Inspirational romance or not, I think you’re going to enjoy reading all about First Kisses.

To purchase First Kisses, click here.

I received a copy of this book from the authors in exchange for an honest review.

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First Kisses Anthology from Six Inspirational Romance Authors Available for .99

Posted by Julie on March 16, 2014 in Julie Arduini, Life Lessons |

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For a limited time only – Six unforgettable love stories 

 

Julie’s Note: Stay tuned for my review of First Kisses. You can read it tomorrow.

99 cents! 

 

Buy now at AmazonBarnes & NobleKobo – iBooks – Google Play

 

A brand new anthology from six of your favorite inspirational romance authors – no reprints here!

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About the novellas:

 

From New York Times bestselling author Linda Goodnight, historical romance The Rambler’s Bride: The kissing cowboy Jericho is bent on revenge, but discovers the truth and falls in love with widow Esther.

 

From USA Today bestselling author Janet Tronstad, retro romance Lovebirds at the Heartbreak Cafe: Truck driver Buddy wasn’t looking for love, but waitress Penny and her quirky family take over the cafe and his heart.

 

From bestselling author Debra Clopton, contemporary cowboy romance Her Mule Hollow Cowboy: Independent cowgirl Maddie swears she doesn’t need help from bull rider Cliff. But the Mule Hollow Matchmakers seem to have other plans…

 

From bestselling author Margaret Daley, romantic suspense Deadly Hunt: Bodyguard Tess rescues wounded businessman Shane from dying in the wilderness, but can she protect her heart when Shane gets too close?

 

From fan favorite Camy Tang, romantic suspense Necessary Proof: Reformed ex-con Alex is on the run from those who have set him up to take the blame for a cop-killing. Will tech-expert Jane be able to prove him innocent?

 

From fan favorite Lacy Williams, contemporary cowboy romance Kissed by a Cowboy: Maddox has given up all his big dreams to care for his niece. When Haley returns to her hometown, will Maddox find a new dream with her?

 

Special promo – March 17-19 – #SENDAKISS

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If you purchase First Kisses during our promo dates and send a special tweet, we’ll gift a copy to a friend, absolutely free! Find out more at bit.ly/sendakiss .

 

What readers are saying:

 

 Six amazing books from six different authors. They are all Christian fiction set from the 1800’s to present time. Each is a stand alone book with great settings, story lines and characters. All the books had family and faith. Some of the authors were known to me and some I was unfamiliar with. I really enjoyed each book. I can not wait to check out books from these new authors. – Amazon reader

 


 I didn’t know what to expect – I am not a fan of anthologies. Usually I find that the stories are too brief and the plots move too fast and don’t go into any detail and don’t make a lot of sense. Well, let me tell you that this anthology is not like this, not at all. It is wonderful! I enjoyed each of the novellas immensely. Each one has well developed, thought out characters and detailed plots that move at exactly the right pace. You have suspense, romance – everything in each of the novels. I enjoyed reading each of the novellas and couldn’t put the book down. Even though I have about 15 other books waiting to be read – I plan on reading this book all over again in the next week or so – it is just that good. – Amazon reader

A visual look at the collection:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMoqdn-x03Y

Interact with the authors:

www.inspykisses.com

facebook.com/inspykisses

@inspykisses

 

Buy now at Amazon – Barnes & Noble – Kobo – iBooks – Google Play

 

 

 

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COTT: Margaret Daley’s Shattered Silence

Posted by Julie on January 14, 2013 in encouragement, God's Word, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons, surrender, Uncategorized |

Today, we bring you Shattered Silence
by Margaret Daley. Replete with murder and racial tension, at
its core this is a story exploring something everybody can relate with–bullying. And Margaret is here to tell us in her own words exactly why she wrote this.

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Shattered Silence by Margaret Daley:

A serial killer is targeting illegal aliens in southern Texas. Texas
Ranger Cody Jackson is paired with a local police officer, Liliana
Rodriguez, to investigate the murders.

While the case brings Cody and Liliana ever closer, the tension between Americans
and Mexican Americans heightens. As Cody and Liliana race to discover
who is behind the murders and bring peace to the area, what they uncover
isn’t what they expected. Will Cody and Liliana’s faith and love be
strong enough to survive the storm of violence?

*** Why I Wrote Shattered Silence

By Margaret Daley
I taught middle and high school for twenty-seven years, and I consoled
many kids over those years that were being bullied. It broke my heart.
The students I taught were children with special needs. Other kids
sometimes made fun of them or had them do things then laugh at them. I
do not tolerate bullying then and now. That’s why I wrote Shattered
Silence.
As an aside, I started a peer-tutoring program
at the high school where I taught. Over the years I had a lot of
popular kids take the class (top academic teens, cheerleaders, football
players) and help out students who needed a peer tutor. One of those
students went on to play pro football and another one became Miss
Oklahoma. What was a wonderful benefit for my students with special
needs was they developed friendships with their peer tutors. Those same
peer tutors were the ones who stepped in and stopped other kids from
making fun of my students.
I wanted to show different situations where a person was bullied (abused) by another. One storyline
is centered around a high school student. The two other subplots
concern the workplace and an abusive marriage. When someone is bullied,
it leaves a lasting mark on that person. I’ve talked with many adults
who can distinctively remember the circumstances around a bullying
incident they were in the middle of.

It isn’t always the outcasts or overweight kid or geek that are bullied. I have a friend
whose daughter is beautiful and smart and was a cheerleader for her
high school. Her last semester of high school was done at home through
online courses because there were girls at the school that bullied her
and made her life miserable. She became physically ill.
For her and the thousands of people who are bullied all over the world I
wrote Shattered Silence. I didn’t just present the situation of being
bullied but offered a few suggestions for improving the situation.
Spread the word: Stop bullies. There are three groups involved in a bullying
situation: the bully (or bullies), the person bullied and the
spectators. The spectators are the ones in the triangle that can step in
and change the situation. Speak up.

***

Margaret Daley, an award-winning author
of eighty-three books, has been married for over forty years and is a
firm believer in romance and love. When she isn’t traveling, she’s
writing love stories, often with a suspense thread and corralling her
three cats that think they rule her household.

To find out more about Margaret visit her website at http://www.margaretdaley.com.
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