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Lisa Bergren, Dandelion Dust, free fiction and more (Jan 28)

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Spotlight: WATERFALL by Lisa T. Bergren
"Waterfall will whisk you away to the world of medieval Italy and have you wishing for a dashing young prince of your own. A captivating love story, this adventure of seventeen-year-old Gabi will have you eagerly flipping pages and longing for more."--Shannon Primicerio, author of the TrueLife Bible Study Series
New to DVD: LIKE DANDELION DUST
Based on the novel by Karen Kingsbury, Like Dandelion Dust is a drama about a little boy and the two families who want to raise him. Now a judge's decision could tear him away from the only home he has ever known. DVD includes interviews, deleted scenes and more.
Supernatural thriller drawn from real life
James L. Rubart's Book of Days was born from his father's struggle with Alzheimer's. "I was watching my dad lose his memories," Rubart says. "And I wondered, what happens to those memories?" He drew peace from Psalm 139:16 -- which led to the idea for the novel.
HERE COMES THE RIDE
Lorena McCourtney's senior citizen limo driver (and amateur sleuth) Andi McConnell is back for another cozy mystery--and it's an e-book exclusive. Andi finds trouble while transporting a wedding party in her limousine. Will Andi wind up with more bullet holes in her limo--or in her?
Q&A: Max Elliot Anderson
Read our interview with children's writer Max Elliot Anderson, author of Barney and the Runaway. "I'd like readers to come away with a better understanding of character, honor, right and wrong, peer pressure, and the power that God has to help them with all of these trials."
Make Your Voice Heard!
Who were your favorite Christian storytellers of 2010? Your favorite book, your favorite book trailer or favorite DVDs? Tell us your picks in any one or more of several categories -- including Amish, romance, suspense, SF, comics and more. Vote today -- deadline February 6!

Trailer of the Week: THE STRANGE MAN
Supernatural suspense from Greg Mitchell: When a nameless demon threatens his friend, a 22-year-old washout races against time to turn a whole town toward God and away from unspeakable evil. Watch the trailer here!
More book trailers here!
Author of the Week: Patti Lacy
Author Patti Lacy taught community college humanities until God called her to span seas and secrets in her novels. Her latest, The Rhythm of Secrets, spans three decades--from 1940s Louisiana to the Vietnam era.
More authors here!
Book of the Week: FOUND IN TRANSLATION
YA fiction from Roger Bruner with Kristi Rae Bruner: A spoiled 18-year-old on a mission trip discovers she'll be doing construction in a remote village without plumbing and electricity, rather than evangelism in a town with fast food.
More books here!
Movie of the Week: RUST
Rocked by a crisis of faith, a minister leaves his pastorate and returns to the home he left a lifetime ago. Very little has changed in the small farming town -- except everything he's ever known. A mystery that will leave you seeking the power of grace. More movies here!
Free: GOODNESS GRACIOUS GREEN
For a limited time: Download the second volume in Judy Christie's "Green" series free! Will Lois Barker put down roots in Green--or will small-town life be too tough? The book can be downloaded free for Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device and also for Barnes & Noble's Nook.
Free Fiction: THE CENTURION'S WIFE
For a limited time: Download the first book in Davis Bunn's and Janette Oke's Acts of Faith series free! A sweeping saga of the events surrounding the birth of Christianity. Free for Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, at Sony's ReaderStore and for Barnes & Noble's Nook.
Free Fiction: JUST AS I AM
For a limited time, download Virginia Smith's novel Just As I Am free! Once Mayla visited that little country church, life would never be the same. The book can be downloaded for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device. Click here for more Kindle Bestsellers: Religious Fiction.
FamilyFiction Jan/Feb 2011
The latest issue is online, it's free and it includes: Francine Rivers * Robert Whitlow * Jerry Jenkins * Jill Williamson * Andrew Klavan * Wanda Brunstetter * Andy Andrews * DiAnn Mills * Julie Klassen * Jenny B. Jones * Chuck Swindoll * Nicole O'Dell * and more! Read it today!

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