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November 2012 ACFW New Releases

Here are a number of new Christian novel releases for the month of November. I hope you find several to add to your stack of future reads.

A Wild Goose Chase Christmas by Jennifer AlLee — An heirloom quilt, secret messages, a hyper dog, and a possible treasure make for an unforgettable Christmas.  Contemporary Romance from Abingdon Press

Freefall by Jodie Bailey — A soldier teams up with a retired commando, an undercover agent, and her ex-husband to uncover a drug smuggler, and while one man wins her love, another tries to destroy her.  Romantic Suspense from Love Inspired

Christmas Stalking by Margaret Daley — Bodyguard Ellie St. James has one objective : protect her client without letting her know, but there’s an expected complication–Colt Winfield. They must trust each other to guard Colt’s grandmother, but someone wants to stop them.  Romantic Suspense from Love Inspired

The Greenfield Legacy by Amanda Deed, Paula Vince, Meredith Resce and Rose Dee — How can one decision cause so much pain? Can it also bring hope? Four women. One story.  Contemporary Women’s Fiction from Even Before Publishing (Wombat)

Treacherous Skies by Elizabeth Goddard — A test pilot turned Learjet recovery man retrieves a jet only to find the kidnapped daughter of a Colombian drug lord concealed inside.  Romantic Suspense from Love Inspired

Betrayal by Robin Lee Hatcher — It’s the turn of the twentieth century and drifter Hugh Brennan is a man well acquainted with betrayal. Hugh finds himself drawn to the attractive widow, Julia, yet when he looks into her eyes, he recognizes the same hurt that haunts him. Julia Grace has little reason to trust men, but she’s going to have to trust someone if she’s to keep her ranch from the clutches of her dead husband’s half-brother. Is it possible God had a hand in bringing Hugh to her door?  Historical Romance from Zondervan

Christmas Countdown by Vicki Hinze — FBI profiler, Maggie Mason and friend, Dr. Ian Crane, set out to catch a serial killer who’s trapped them in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Romantic Suspense from Love Inspired

Legacy of Love by Christine Johnson — An unemployed housekeeper searches for a lost fortune in the home of the mysterious man who first of all evicted her from her childhood home and then gives her a job.  Historical Romance from Love Inspired

Judge by RJ Larson — Biblical Fantasy Adventure: Kien Lantec struggles to fulfill his Creator’s commands, and to save his love, Ela of Parne, from a deadly vision.  High Fantasy/Spec Fiction from Bethany House (Baker)

Parrish the Thought: A Christine Sterling Mystery by Catherine Leggitt — The Golden Years have never been so dangerous! Unlovable people plague Christine Sterling’s world. Most difficult of all is Amanda Colter, a surly Goth teenager accused of murdering prominent Nevada City matron, Bessie Parrish. Cozy Mystery from Ellechor Publishing House

Love Will Find a Way by Pamela S. Meyers — Someone doesn’t want Lovin’ Spoonfuls from April Love Catering to open and will go to any measure to stop it — including murder.  Cozy Mystery from OakTara Publishers

Prophetess by Keven Newsome — One act of violence is not enough to fulfill Xaphan’s plans. One near escape does not justify Winter’s growing gift. There is more. She can feel it. The warnings swell within her. He’s searching for someone. A person of promise…a person of prophecy. And Winter must find her first.  Supernatural Suspense from Splashdown Books

The Return of Miss Blueberry by Rachael Phillips — Callie Creighton ditches her Chicago lifestyle to be her hometown best friend’s bridesmaid during Plymouth’s Blueberry Festival. A decade after Callie fell off the Miss Blueberry float, will she fall for the gifted bad boy of her high school class who now claims he has turned to Christ?  Contemporary Romance from Heartsong Presents

Soul’s Gate by James L. Rubart — What if you could send your spirit into other people’s souls to fight for their freedom?  Supernatural Suspense from Thomas Nelson

Snowflake Sweethearts by Carrie Turansky — Bringing her daughter to the one place she feels safe, single mother Annie Romano returns to Fairhaven, Washington. Though hoping to start a new life as a personal chef, Annie accepts a different job. Alex Jameson, the handsome man she secretly loved as a teenager, needs a live-in caregiver for his ailing grandmother. A big-city workaholic in town temporarily, Alex doesn’t seem to realize how much he needs family, faith or love.  Contemporary Romance from Love Inspired

A Bride Sews With Love in Needles, CA by Erica Vetsch — As Harvey Girl Meghan Thorson waits on doughboys at the El Garces Hotel in Needles, California, she meets Caleb McBride, a local horse breeder whom the townsfolk have branded a coward and profiteer. Will threads of love unite this couple, or will pride keep them forever apart?  Historical Romance from Barbour    (Look for a review of this book on my blog next Friday.)

A couple of the titles in this list of novels grabbed my attention for one reason or another. How much does a book’s title influence your decision to read the book? Which one(s) of the above stood out to you?

Note: This list is compiled from those books registered by ACFW member authors on and reprinted with permission of ACFW.

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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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  • Dora Hiers

    I enjoy catchy titles, but don’t usually buy a book based on a title or a beautiful cover. I buy books purely based on the blurb or because I get caught up reading an excerpt.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Sandy. 🙂

    • Sandra Ardoin

      I’m like you, Dora. The blurb sells the book, but I find myself first attracted to a title or cover. For instance, in this list, Margaret Daley’s Christmas Stalking really grabbed my attention. If I were to see that on the spine of a line of books shelved upright, I’d pull it out to see the cover and read the blurb.

      Have a restful weekend, Dora!

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