Inspirational Books

December 2010 Releases

Romance is heating up the chilly air this month!

Christmas is a season when we express our love for God and others. It’s also a time when some single women anticipate that special sparkling something from their special romantic someones. Others of us enjoy reading about fictional loves and proposals, so we await inspirational novel releases that celebrate romance. Below, you’ll find a list of new books for December.

While you’re reading, keep  an eye out for that mistletoe!


Aloha, My Love by Deborah Kinnard — A Romance from Desert Breeze. A second chance at love mixes with trade winds in a winter vacation.

An Amish Love by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, and Kelly Long — A Romance from Thomas Nelson. Two of today’s most popular genres–Romance and Amish fiction–together in one volume.

Daddy by Carolyn Aarsen — A Romance from Steeple Hill Love Inspired. When a woman calling herself the aunt of his nephews comes to try to take them away, Kip learns a lesson in love and letting go.

Love Finds You in Sun Valley, Idaho by Angela Ruth — A Romance from Summerside Press. Emily Van Arsdale returns home to film a movie and falls for the rafting consultant who has a grudge against celebrities ever since his fiancee left him for fame and fortune.

Maggie and the Maverick; Book 3, Idaho Brides by Erica Vetsch — A Romance  from Barbour Heartsong Presents. Maggie goes undercover to break up a ring of thieves, but finds herself falling for her prime suspect.

Praying for Rayne by Elizabeth Goddard — A Romance from Barbour Heartsong Presents. Rayne Fleming loves her job designing water fountains, but when Jack Kostner joins the company all her plans for success struggle to survive, including the blossoming love between them. 

The Lawman’s Christmas Gift; Alaskan Bride Rush, Book 6 by Linda Goodnight — A Romance from Steeple Hill Love Inspired. Love, faith, and a Christmas miracle come to a dying Alaskan town just in the “Nick” of time.

Touched by Mercy by Tina Pinson — A Romance from Desert Breeze. The west seems to hold all the answers to Samantha Northam’s dreams, but is it far enough away to protect her from her nightmares?

Wasatch Love by Lauralee Bliss — A Romance from Barbour Heartsong Presents. The Wasatch Mountains of Utah holds the key to a young woman’s unhappiness and a man’s desperation.

Yuletide Defender by Sandra Robbins — A Suspense/Mystery/Thriller from Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense. A determined reporter, a protective cop, and a threatening gang war are headed for a showdown, just in time for Christmas.

Christmas Bodyguard; Gardians Series, Book 1 by Margaret Daley — A Romance from Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense. Slade Caulder, a businessman, hires bodyguard, Elizabeth Walker, to protect his daughter,  but can  Elizabeth save both Slade and his daughter from a killer and keep herself from falling in love with him?

 Driven by Shellie Neumeier — A Suspense/Mystery/Thriller from Risen Books. Robyn can’t help but notice the new guy at school, but what she misses could cost her dearly–a demon has been sent to destroy her.

The Camera Never Lies; Hometown Mysteries by Elizabeth Goddard — A Suspense/Mystery/Thriller from Barbour. When Polly Perkins’ camera finds a murder victim, her ability to read emotions through a camera lens could prevent another murder while giving her reason to hope in lasting love.

Singing in Babylon by Ann Gaylia O’Barr-Breedlove — General Fiction from Oak Tara. Life in the “enchanged kingdom” is nothing like she thought.

Michigan Brides by Amber Stockton — A historical from Barbour. Relive Michigan’s industrial boom alongside three women who must change their way of viewing the world before they can realize love.


What on this list stands out to you as a holiday “must read” while sitting by the fire and sipping a cup of hot chocolate?


(Monthly releases are compiled by ACFW and reprinted here with permission.)

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As an author of heartwarming historical and contemporary romance, Sandra Ardoin engages readers with page-turning stories of love and faith. Rarely out of reach of a book, she's also an armchair sports enthusiast, country music listener, and seldom says no to eating out.

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