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Monday, February 21, 2011

Amish secrets, teens on the fringe and free Christian fiction (Feb 18)

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Secrets Collide in Amish Country
In her latest novel, The Search, Suzanne Woods Fisher focuses on important time in Amish history, the 1972 Supreme Court decision to allow Amish children to attend parochial schools. Fisher weaves a tender love story of shocking secrets, raw depth and laugh-out-loud humor..
Giving voice to teens "on the fringe"
Nancy Rue continues her YA series Real Life with Limos, Lattes & My Life on the Fringe. Covering a wide range of teen issues -- from peer pressure to acceptance -- Limos follows a girl on the fringe who has been nominated for high school prom queen.
'Courageous' -- the novel
Author Randy Alcorn is writing the official novelization of Courageous, a motion picture coming this fall from the makers of Fireproof and Facing the Giants. Based on the screenplay by Alex and Stephen Kendrick, Courageous: A Novel will release August 2011.
Erin Healy explores immortality
Erin Healy offers her take on the quest for everlasting life with her supernatural suspense novel The Promises She Keeps. "Instead of turning to God, we are tempted by secular culture's claims we can achieve immortality through celebrity or magic. This is where Promise's journey starts."
Q&A: Shannon Taylor Vannatter
Romance writer Shannon Taylor Vannatter shares about her White Rose trilogy, what the members of her church think of her books, and her ministry as a novelist: "I want readers to realize that love doesn't conquer all -- Jesus does."

Book Trailer of the Week: DEADLY TIES
From thriller writer Vicki Hinze: Burdened by his past, officer Mark Taylor has loved Lisa Harper from afar. Now, for Lisa and her mother to survive, Mark must risk his life -- and put his trust in God. Watch the trailer!
More book trailers here!
Author of the Week: C.S. Lakin
Author Susanne C. S. Lakin wrote her first three novels and a cookbook while running a bed and breakfast inn in northern California. Her latest novel is The Map Across Time, second volume in the fantasy series Gates of Heaven.
More authors here!
Book of the Week
Romantic entanglements from author Janice Hanna: Love Finds You in Camelot, Tennessee. Steve Garrison and Amy Hart have a plan to revive the town's economy. When a handsome newcomer takes an interest in her, the stage is set for a little tension...
More books here!
DVD of the Week: HAPPY TOGETHER!
Bob, Larry, and their VeggieTales pals are having fun being their wild, wacky selves -- and invite you to join them! Includes three classic tales: Sheerluck Holmes, The Grapes of Wrath and Esther. Silly songs include "Pants," "Dance of the Cucumber" and "Larry Sings the Blues." More movies here!
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!
Free Fiction: BLOOD RANSOM
For a limited time, the first volume in author Lisa Harris' Mission Hope series can be downloaded free for Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device. Also free for Barnes & Noble's Nook and from Sony's ReaderStore.
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Free Fiction: HEART OF STONE
For a limited time, the first volume in author Jill Marie Landis' Irish Angel series can be downloaded free for Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device. Also free from CBD, for Barnes & Noble's Nook and from Sony's ReaderStore.
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Free Fiction: FOOLS RUSH IN
Hilarity ensues when cultures clash: For a limited time, download the first volume in Janice Thompson's Weddings by Bella series free! Download free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device and for Barnes & Noble's Nook.
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Free Fiction: IMAGINARY JESUS
This may bring you face-to-face with an imposter in your own life: For a limited time, download Matt Mikalatos' hilarious Imaginary Jesus free! Download free for Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device. Also free from CBD, for Barnes & Noble's Nook and from Sony's ReaderStore.
Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change
Free Fiction: DAUGHTER OF JOY
Love, heartbreak, and triumph lie deep within the wilds of the Colorado highlands: For a limited time, download the first book in Kathleen Morgan's historical romance series Brides of Culdee Creek free! Free for Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device and for Barnes & Noble's Nook.
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Free Fiction: LISTEN
What responsibility do people have for their words when they think no one is listening? For a limited time, download Rene Gutteridge's novel Listen free! Download free for Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device. Also free from CBD, for Barnes & Noble's Nook and from Sony's ReaderStore.
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Monday, February 14, 2011

Lisa Wingate, Randy Singer, free Christian fiction and more (Feb 11)

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Spotlight: LARKSPUR COVE
Best-selling author Lisa Wingate's newest novel glows with faith and hope: When a mysterious little girl is suddenly seen with the town recluse, two unlikely people are drawn together in a search for the girl's identity. But Andrea and Mart's desperate quest for redemption has consequences neither of them expected.
Randy Singer bears 'Witness'
This May, a brand-new edition of Randy Singer's legal thriller False Witness features substantial changes. The novel highlights the challenges of today's church in India -- including the persecution of the church and the miraculous things happening there.
Beverly Lewis continues Rose Trilogy
This spring, Amish fiction author Beverly Lewis offers the second installment in her blockbuster trilogy with The Judgment -- is there any way Hen Orringer can reestablish her place among the People without sacrificing her marriage to an Englisher? Look for it in April.
Set sail for Narnia in April
Return to C.S. Lewis' epic world when The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader sails into Blu-ray and DVD on April 8. With stunning special effects that bring the vast oceans and sprawling landscapes to life, the release comes just in time for Easter.
Charles Swindoll: Telling a Tale
We interview the noted pastor and author about his animated series Paws & Tales: "Laying a good spiritual foundation in your children is essential -- even better when it's reinforced early and often. Paws & Tales is a great tool for helping you build godly character into your kids."
Andy Andrews: Back in Circulation
Blending allegory and fiction with a strong takeaway value, Andy Andrews challenges and encourages readers. "I want people to understand there are answers to the questions we face -- God does not teach us to swim in order to watch us drown."

Book Trailer of the Week
Historical romance from Amber Stockton: Michigan Brides. In this 3-in-1 collection, turn-of-the-century Detroit booms with business, industry -- and love! Watch the trailer!
More book trailers here!
Author of the Week: Ronie Kendig
This author grew up an Army brat, married a veteran, and they now have four children and a Golden Retriever. Ronie Kendig's military-themed Discarded Heroes series continues this July with Wolfsbane.
More authors here!
Book of the Week
A laugh-a-minute fantasy from Adam and Andrea Graham: Tales of the Dim Knight. A mild-mannered janitor gains supernatural powers and fights crime -- while trying to keep his family together and avoid a copyright infringement suit.
More books here!
Movie of the Week
No Limit Kids: Much Ado About Middle School is a super fun, jam-packed, high energy movie young people will love watching with friends. Standing up for who you are and believing in yourself has never been this cool!
More movies here!
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!
Free Fiction: I LOVE YOU THIS MUCH
For a limited time, this classic children's book from authors Lynn Hodges and Sue Buchanan and illustrator John Bendall Brunello can be downloaded free for Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device. Also free from CBD, for Barnes & Noble's Nook and from Sony's ReaderStore.
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Free Fiction: A TIME TO LOVE
Recuperating in her grandmother's Amish community, Jennie meets the man she had a crush on as a teen: For a limited time, download the first in Barbara Cameron's Quilts of Lancaster County series free! Download for Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device and for Barnes & Noble's Nook.
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Free Fiction: FOOLS RUSH IN
Hilarity ensues when cultures clash: For a limited time, download the first volume in Janice Thompson's Weddings by Bella series free! Download free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device and for Barnes & Noble's Nook.
Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change
Free Fiction: IMAGINARY JESUS
This may bring you face-to-face with an imposter in your own life: For a limited time, download Matt Mikalatos' hilarious Imaginary Jesus free! Download free for Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device. Also free from CBD, for Barnes & Noble's Nook and from Sony's ReaderStore.
Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change
Free Fiction: DAUGHTER OF JOY
Love, heartbreak, and triumph lie deep within the wilds of the Colorado highlands: For a limited time, download the first book in Kathleen Morgan's historical romance series Brides of Culdee Creek free! Free for Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device and for Barnes & Noble's Nook.
Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change
Free Fiction: JUST AS I AM
Once Mayla visited that little country church, life would never be the same: For a limited time, download Virginia Smith's novel Just As I Am free! The book can be downloaded for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device. Click here for more Kindle Bestsellers: Religious Fiction.
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Free Fiction: LISTEN
What responsibility do people have for their words when they think no one is listening? For a limited time, download Rene Gutteridge's novel Listen free! Download free for Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device. Also free from CBD, for Barnes & Noble's Nook and from Sony's ReaderStore.
Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change

Friday, February 11, 2011

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Kimberly Stuart, Bryan Davis, free Christian fiction and more (Feb 4)

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Spotlight: OPERATION BONNET
New from Kimberly Stuart: Nellie wants more than anything to become a private investigator in a town with no opportunities--until she meets Amish dropout Amos, who pines for his former girlfriend. When Nellie tries to help, she ends up alienating her best friend and botching her case. A hilarious comedy of errors and a heartwarming story of grace!
Author Leisha Kelly Passes Away
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Leisha Kelly, 47, killed in an auto accident Jan. 25 near Fowler, Illinois. Her son, 16-year-old Justice, was also killed in the crash. Kelly, author of 11 books, leaves behind husband K. J. and daughter Hosanna.
The Grace Card in theaters Feb 25
Calvary Church of Memphis has partnered with Graceworks Pictures for a gritty cop story of racial reconciliation called The Grace Card. The film stars Louis Gossett, Jr., with Michael Joiner and Michael Higgenbottom. Look for it in February.
Sweepstakes in retail stores Feb 1-Apr 30
Thomas Nelson will host the "On The House" Sweepstakes from Feb. 1 to Apr. 30, 2011. The company hopes the sweepstakes will drive customers into bookstores to win one of the thousands of available prizes. More details here!
Q&A: Dale Cramer
The author shares about his Amish historical title Paradise Valley, first in a series about Old Order Amish in the 1920s who migrate to Mexico to escape persecution. "I was looking for an Amish story I could sink my teeth into, a big story with high stakes and inherent moral dilemmas."
This is your last chance!
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!

Book Trailer of the Week
Historical romance from Janelle Mowery, When All My Dreams Come True: When his cattle begin to go missing and his wranglers are in danger from some low-down cattle thief, can Jace trust God -- even if it may mean giving up on his dreams?
More book trailers here!
Author of the Week: Bryan Davis
After working as a computer professional for twenty years, fantasy writer Bryan Davis pursued his dream of becoming a full-time author. He writes the Dragons in our Midst, Oracles of Fire, Dragons of Starlight and Echoes from the Edge series.
More authors here!
Book of the Week:
An interactive children's adventure from author Kim Jones: The Case of the Missing Mountain. A mountain is missing -- and it's your job to find out how it disappeared!
More books here!
Movie of the Week: STANDING FIRM
A widower begins seeking an answer to the question haunting him since his wife's death. Standing Firm is a story of suffering, God's purpose in it, and being joyful despite it.
More movies here!
Free Fiction: LISTEN by Rene Gutteridge
For a limited time, download Rene Gutteridge's novel Listen free! What responsibility do people have for the words they say when they think no one is listening? Download free for Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device. Also free from CBD, for Barnes & Noble's Nook and from Sony's ReaderStore.
Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change
Free Fiction: THE APOTHECARY'S DAUGHTER
For a limited time, download Julie Klassen's Regency historical romance The Apothecary's Daughter free! Three men vie for Lilly's heart -- even as she holds a secret that could ruin her family. Download free for Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device and for Barnes & Noble's Nook.
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Free Fiction: IMAGINARY JESUS
For a limited time, download Matt Mikalatos' hilarious Imaginary Jesus free! (Warning: May bring you face-to-face with an imposter in your own life.) Download free for Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device. Also free from CBD, for Barnes & Noble's Nook and from Sony's ReaderStore.
Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change
Free Fiction: DAUGHTER OF JOY
For a limited time, download the first book in Kathleen Morgan's historical romance series Brides of Culdee Creek free! Love, heartbreak, and triumph lie deep within the wilds of the Colorado highlands. Free for Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device and for Barnes & Noble's Nook.
Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change
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.
Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change
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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