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Cover Candy, Edition Thirteen + Upcoming 2014 Fiction


Morning, all. So today, I was going to post a review but you know, once some ALL-NEW cover pretties showed up on my Twitter timeline (via the lovely Rel, thanks for that!), I figured I'd go on an Internet scavenger hunt for some additional "new" cover art. Below is the result of that.

What else is a girl to do?

Some of these you've all likely seen, but for those of you who haven't (or those who have; feel free to chime in if you didn't get all those "oohs" and "aahs" out elsewhere), share you're thoughts! I'd love to know your favorites.
 
■ Shout-out to Rosie here; we talked back when Welcome to Last Chance first came out since both of us were curious about book two. Now we can read about it! :)
 
Synopsis: Sarah Cooley has come home to Last Chance, New Mexico, for one reason--because it doesn't change. After an engagement gone bad with a man who wanted to change everything about her, Sarah is more than ready for the town whose motto may as well be, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Chris Reed, on the other hand, wants nothing more than to spark some change in the little town. As the new owner of the Dip 'n' Dine, he's shaking things up to draw folks from all over the Southwest into his restaurant.

As it turns out, the winds of change are blowing into Last Chance--just not in the ways that Sarah or Chris might expect.
 
May 2014
Revell Books
 
 
Synopsis: Thrilling, exhilarating, haunting, and heartbreaking, The Here and Now is a twenty-first-century take on an impossible romance. Ann Brashares’ first novel for teens since The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is about a girl from the future who might be able to save the world . . . if she lets go of the one thing she’s found to hold on to.

Meet seventeen-year-old Prenna James, who immigrated to New York when she was twelve. Except Prenna didn’t come from a different country. She came from a different time—a future where a mosquito-borne illness has mutated into a pandemic, killing millions and leaving the world in ruins.

Prenna and the others who escaped to the present day must follow a strict set of rules: never reveal where they’re from, never interfere with history, and never, ever be intimate with anyone outside their community. Prenna does as she’s told, believing she can help prevent the plague that will one day ravage the earth. But everything changes when she falls for Ethan Jarves.
 
April 2014

 
Synopsis: Contemporary Romance to Make You Laugh, Cry, and Fall in Love

When Kate Darby swerves off a mountain road to avoid hitting a California condor, she ends up trapped in her car, teetering on the edge of a cliff. Terrified, she breathes a prayer that changes her life: "God, if you're real, I want to know you."

It's Nick Sheridan who comes to Kate's rescue. Nick is handsome, confident, and seems to develop a habit of rescuing her, but Kate is in town only until her grandmother recuperates from a stroke. She's not planning to fall in love with one of the locals.

Nick Sheridan is a reformed veteran of life in the fast lane, a new Christian, and a travel writer. When he sees a car dangling on the edge of a cliff, the daredevil in him jumps into action. He doesn't expect to be swept off his feet by the car's occupant. He's made a vow: no dating for a year. And it's a vow he intends to keep in spite of his attraction to Kate Darby...
 
May 2014
Bethany House
 
 
Synopsis: Harper Mcallister is a sweet but spoiled freshly minted rich girl whose dad decides she needs a shot of reality. His plan: send her to his childhood sleepaway camp, Whispering Pines. Ziplines, mud, bugs, and bears are not Harper's thing and she'll hilarious have to navigate that world without her iPhone or beloved Twitter account. Can she hack it with the help of some former "Sleepaway Girls"?

April 2014
Poppy
 
 
Truth Be Told
by Carol Cox
 
■ No cover art, yet, but here's the story!
 
Synopsis: When Amelia Wagner takes over the running of her father's newspaper in Granite Springs, Arizona, she vows to carry on the paper's commitment to reporting only the truth. But Amelia soon learns that even the truth can have consequences. Her father's revealing articles about Great Western Investment

Company's business methods have caught the notice of the wrong person, and pressure mounts for Amelia to retract her father's statements.

Determined to find the truth, Amelia goes through her father's notes and begins to interview members of the community. She can't seem to shake Benjamin Stone, a Great Western employee who's been assigned to keep tabs on her for the good of the company.

The more Ben and Amelia learn, the more Amelia's father's claims appear to be accurate. In fact, it's probably worse than he realized. Even Ben is beginning to wonder if he's become a pawn in the workings of a corrupt empire. But Great Western isn't about to stand for a female reporter and one of their own men bringing down their lucrative schemes. Working against time, and never knowing what danger lurks around the next corner, Ben and Amelia set out to reveal all they've discovered before Great Western silences them for good.
 
June 2014
Bethany House
 
Synopsis: As first graders, Avery and Nora bonded over a special trait they shared—they were both adopted.

Years later, Avery is smart, popular, and on the cheerleading squad, while Nora spends her time on the fringes of school society, wearing black, reading esoteric poetry, and listening to obscure music. They never interact...until the night Nora approaches Avery at a party, saying it’s urgent. She tells Avery that she thought she found her birth mom—but it turned out to be a cruel lie. Avery feels for Nora, but returns to her friends at the party.

Then Avery learns that Nora overdosed on pills. Left to cope with Nora’s loss and questioning her own actions, Avery decides to honor her friend by launching a search for her own birth mother. Aided by Brody, a friend of Nora’s who is also looking for a way to respect Nora’s legacy, Avery embarks on an emotional quest. But what she’s really seeking might go far deeper than just genetics…
 
February 2014

 
Synopsis: Anglican Mary Langton longs to marry for love. Puritan Barnabas Horton is still in love with his deceased wife and needs only a mother for his two young sons. And yet these two very different people with very different expectations will take a leap of faith, wed, and then embark on a life-changing journey across the ocean to the Colonies. Along the way, each must learn to live in harmony, to wait on God, and to recognize true love where they least expect to find it.

This heartfelt tale of love and devotion is based on debut author Rebecca DeMarino's own ancestors, who came to Long Island in the mid-1600s to establish a life--and a legacy--in the New World.
 
June 2014
Revell Books
 
 
Synopsis: In the conclusion to the trilogy that Publishers Weekly called “a roaring—and addictive—gothic world,” Eleanor Fitt must control her growing power, face her feelings for Daniel, and confront the evil necromancer Marcus...all before it’s too late.

Susan Dennard will leave readers breathless and forever changed in the concluding pages of this riveting ride.
 
July 2014
HarperTeen
 
 
Synopsis: The day Eden met Ryan changed her world forever. Actually, not just her world. Ryan has time traveled from the future to save the world. In a few weeks, Eden’s best friend Connor will discover a new planet—one where human life is possible. The discovery will make him famous. It will also ruin the world as we know it. When Ryan asks Eden for help, she must choose between saving the world and saving her best friend’s greatest achievement. And a crush on Ryan complicates things more than she could have imagined. Because Connor is due to make the discovery after the girl he loves breaks his heart. That girl is Eden.

Grounded in a realistic teen world with fascinating sci-fi elements, After Eden is a heart-pounding love triangle that’s perfect for dystopian fans looking for something new to devour.
 
November 2013
Bloomsbury

Synopsis: The yearbook votes have been cast. Senior year is about to get interesting.

Tia just wants to have fun. She’s worked hard to earn her reputation as the life of the party, and she’s ready for a carefree senior year of hanging out with friends and hooking up with cute boys. And her first order of business? New guy Will. She can’t get enough of his Midwestern accent and laid-back swagger.

As the sparks start to fly, Will wants to get serious. Tia’s seen how caring too much has left her sisters heartbroken, and she isn’t interested in commitment. But pushing away Will drives him into the arms of another girl. Tia tells herself it’s no big deal…until the yearbook elections are announced. Getting voted Biggest Flirt along with Will is, well, awkward. They may just be friends, but their chemistry is beginning to jeopardize Will's new relationship—and causing Tia to reconsider her true feelings. What started out as a lighthearted fling is about to get very complicated…
 
May 2014
Simon Pulse
 
 
Synopsis: Anna Boyd almost lost her life to get what she wanted most in the world: freedom.

But just when it seems that her family has finally escaped Witness Protection, the illusion that Anna could resume a normal life comes crashing down.

The deadly man Anna knows as Thomas is still on the loose, and now he's using her as a pawn in a dangerous game with the drug cartel determined to silence her forever. When Thomas and a mysterious masked man capture not only Anna but also her fragile younger sister and her boyfriend, Anna decides it's time to break all the rules-even if it means teaming up with the lesser of two evils.

Anna will do whatever it takes to protect the people she loves and win her life back once and for all. But her true enemies are hidden in plain sight. Before long, Anna will learn that putting her trust in anyone may be the last mistake she ever makes
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May 2014
Disney
 
Love Comes Home
by Ann H. Gabhart
 
■  Since Small Town Girl was one of the best surprises in my 2013 repertoire, I'm happy to know we'll have a chance to revisit Rosey Corner!
(No cover art for Love Comes Home.)
 
Synopsis: World War II is finally over and the people of Rosey Corner are busy welcoming the boys home. The Merritt sisters in particular are looking toward the future. Kate is eager to start a family and live out her dream of happily ever after with Jay. Evangeline wants a beautiful house and encourages Mike to pastor a big-town church. Victoria wants what can never be--a life with a man who will never come back. And little Lorena is growing up and wondering more and more about her birth family.

Through the heartfelt storytelling of bestselling author Ann Gabhart, readers join these endearing characters as they walk an uncertain road. Each sister must learn to hold her plans with a loose hand, trusting that God will guide and strengthen them as they share the joys and sorrows of life in their little corner of the world.
July 2014
Revell Books

 
Synopsis: Audrey Whitticomb saved her entire city.

Well, kind of. The superhero Morning Star (who just happens to be Audrey's mom) might have played a small part, and her sidekick, Leon-Audrey's sort-of boyfriend, who is gorgeous and frustrating-maybe helped, too.

But after two peaceful months, there is a vicious new threat in Minneapolis. Her name is Susannah, and she's a Harrower, a demon hell-bent on destroying people like Morning Star, Leon, and Audrey-the Kin. Like others before her, she seeks the Remnant, a Kin girl who has the power to unleash the inhabitants of the Beneath. But to what end?

Audrey already has a ton on her plate: dealing with her best friend Tink's boy drama, helping her other best friend Gideon figure out his nightmares, and exploring the highs and lows of "dating" Leon. But when she develops a powerful new ability, Audrey seizes on the chance to fight, despite her mother's protests and Leon's pleas.

As Audrey gets closer to figuring out Susannah's motives and tracking down the Remnant, she'll uncover more than she bargained for. The terrible truth is staring Audrey in the face. But knowing the truth and accepting it are very different things.
 
February 2014
Disney-Hyperion
 
 
■ Okay, as Rel pointed out, this one has  nice "twist." Usually gorgeous gowns are reserved for historical fiction and guess what!? This one is a contemporary. That's awesome. The story sounds interesting too plus I'm always up for trying new authors (this one is "new" to me) and of late, they've had an excellent track record.
 
Synopsis: Texas socialite Claire Massey is living the dream. Her world is filled with designer clothes, luxury cars, and stunning homes. But her Neiman-Marcus lifestyle comes crashing down when her charming cattle broker husband is arrested for fraud. Suddenly, she finds herself facing attorneys, a media frenzy, and a trail of broken hearts. Betrayed and humiliated, Claire must start over against incredible odds to save her family--and discover a life worth living.

Poignant and emotionally gripping, A Woman of Fortune reveals the many ways we deceive ourselves and how resilience of the heart is essential to authentic living. Drawing on her experiences as a legal investigator, author Kellie Coates Gilbert delivers emotionally gripping plots and authentic characters. Readers will love Claire's unbending determination as she strives to keep her family from falling apart and learns to embrace the kind of fortune that lasts.
 
June 2014
Revell Books
 
 
Synopsis: Since defeating Lord Scargrave with her music, Lucy, the last Chantress, has lived by the sea, mastering the intricacies of Wild Magic. But now her quiet life is about to end: the wheat crop has failed, the people are rebelling, and Lucy is called urgently back to King Henry IX’s court. There she finds the Inner Council planning to save England by making gold through alchemy. But the golden crucible—the critical element in the alchemical process—has been stolen, its guards murdered. Lucy is charged with finding the traitor behind the attack.                  

Meanwhile, enemies old and new are gathering. Scargrave's brutal Chantress-hunter has become King Henry's closest advisor. Lucy’s beloved Nat has fallen out of favor and is shunned by his colleagues; their romance means trouble for both of them. Worst of all, something goes wrong with Lucy’s magic. The palace is a labyrinth, and there’s a monster at its heart—a monster who may have the power to defeat Lucy once and for all.
 
May 2014

 
Synopsis: Claire Summers is a determined, independent single mother who is doing her best to make lemonade out of the lemons life has handed her. Keith Watson is a results-oriented workaholic with no time for a social life. As the executive assistant to a local philanthropic businessman, he's used to fielding requests for donations. But when a letter from Claire's eleven-year-old daughter reaches his desk, everything changes. The girl isn't asking for money, but for help finding the long-lost son of an elderly neighbor.

As Keith digs reluctantly into this complicated assignment, he has no idea how intertwined his life and Claire's will become--nor how one little girl's kindhearted request will touch so many lives and reap so many blessings.

Through compelling characters and surprising plot twists, Irene Hannon offers readers this tenderhearted story of family connections that demonstrates how life is like lilacs--the biggest blooms often come only after the harshest winters.
 
May 2014
Revell Books
 
 
■ Love how complimentary this one is next to its first book, Dangerous Passage. Plus, is it rocking the purple or what!?
 
Synopsis: Emily Hunt might come from a family of cops, but she never goes looking for an adrenaline rush. She lives the quiet--well, relatively quiet--life of a teacher and thrives on making a difference in the lives of her students. But she'll have to draw on a well of strength and savvy she didn't know she had as student Rafael Cerda takes her class hostage for ransom money to save his brother's life.

Undercover cop Mason Taylor has been working with Rafael to find his brother and bring the cartel thugs who hold him to justice. Can he talk Rafael down from his impulsive actions? And is there something more sinister at work here than he realizes?

Fatal Exchange
draws readers into a complex matrix of intertwining lives and unraveling secrets, where every answer creates more questions. Romantic suspense fans will hardly want to come up for air.
 
May 2014
Revell Books
 
 
Synopsis: The year is 1911. And at The Manor, nothing is as it seems . . .

Lady Charlotte Edmonds: Beautiful, wealthy, and sheltered, Charlotte feels suffocated by the strictures of upper-crust society. She longs to see the world beyond The Manor, to seek out high adventure. And most of all, romance.

Janie Seward: Fiery, hardworking, and clever, Janie knows she can be more than just a kitchen maid. But she isn't sure she possesses the courage -- or the means -- to break free and follow her passions.

Both Charlotte and Janie are ready for change. As their paths overlap in the gilded hallways and dark corridors of The Manor, rules are broken and secrets are revealed. Secrets that will alter the course of their lives. . . forever.
 
January 2014
Point
 
 
Synopsis: After breaking up with her bad-news boyfriend, Reagan O’Neill is ready to leave her rebellious ways behind. . . and her best friend, country superstar Lilah Montgomery, is nursing a broken heart of her own. Fortunately, Lilah’s 24-city tour is about to kick off, offering a perfect opportunity for a girls-only summer of break-up ballads and healing hearts. But when Matt Finch joins the tour as its opening act, his boy-next-door charm proves difficult for Reagan to resist, despite her vow to live a drama-free existence. This summer, Reagan and Lilah will navigate the ups and downs of fame and friendship as they come to see that giving your heart to the right person is always a risk worth taking. A fresh new voice in contemporary romance, Emery Lord’s gorgeous writing hits all the right notes.
 
April 2014
Walker
 


■ Aw, another novel from Janette Oke! I love the pretty, delicate look of the design. Plus, it's much more appealing to today's reader.
 
Synopsis: Janette Oke Returns with a New Prairie Romance!

After years of schooling, Beth Thatcher has graduated and is determined to become a teacher. But when she's assigned the position no one else wants--in the tiny mining town of Coal Valley, located in the rugged foothills of western Canada--she worries she doesn't have the courage to accept.

Inspired by the diary of her aunt Elizabeth, who went west to teach school several years earlier, as well as her father's encouragement, Beth eventually decides to put her trust in God and leave behind all she's ever known.

But the conditions in Coal Valley are even worse than she'd feared. A recent mining accident has left the town grieving and at the mercy of the mining company. The children have very little prior education, and many of the locals don't even speak English. In addition, Beth's heart is torn between two young men--both Mounties, one a lifelong friend and the other a kind, quiet man who comes to her aid more than once.

Despite the unexpected challenges, Beth is determined to make a difference in the rustic frontier town. But when her sister visits from the East, reminding her of all the luxuries she's had to give up, will Beth decide to return to her privileged life as soon as the school year is over?
 
February 2014
 Bethany House
 
 
Synopsis: After graduating from Fannie Farmer's School of Cookery in 1910, Charlotte Gregory is ready to stir things up. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to travel, lecture, and give cooking demonstrations on the very latest kitchen revolution--the gas stove--and certainly doesn't mind that the gas company has hired the handsome Lewis Mathis to perform at her lectures. Lewis encourages her work, especially her crusade to introduce fresh, appetizing, nutritious food to those convalescing in hospitals. But young hospital superintendent Dr. Joel Brooks is not convinced any changes should be made--especially by this outspoken young woman.

When Charlotte and Joel are coerced into planning a fund-raising gala for the hospital, will this combustible pair explode?
 
May 2014
Revell Books
 
 
Synopsis: Dragged on a family trip to Europe’s ancient cities, Becca wants nothing more than to go home. Trapped with her emotionally distant father, over-eager stepmother, and a brother who only wants to hook up with European hotties, Becca is miserable. That is until she meets Nikolai, a guy as mysterious as he is handsome. And she unknowingly finds herself with a runaway prince.

Nikolai has everything a guy could ask for-he's crown prince, heir to the throne, and girls adore him. But the one thing he doesn't have...is freedom. Staging a coup, he flees his kingdom and goes undercover on his own European tour.

When Nikolai and Becca meet, it’s their differences that draw them together. Sparks fly as they share a whirlwind of adventures, all the while dodging his royal guard. But Becca's family vacation ends in a matter of days. Will Nikolai and Becca be forced to say goodbye forever, will his destiny catch up to him, or will they change history forever?
 
May 2014
HarperCollins
 
 
Synopsis: Bold, sophisticated, and flirtatious, Army Air Force flight nurse Lt. Kay Jobson collects hearts wherever she flies, leaving men pining in airfields all across Europe. So how can ruggedly handsome C-47 pilot Lt. Roger Cooper be all but immune to her considerable charms? In fact, he seems to do everything he can to avoid her.

Still, as they cross the skies between Italy and southern France, evacuating the wounded and delivering paratroopers and supplies, every beat of their hearts draws them closer to where they don't want to go. Can they confront the fears and misunderstandings in their pasts?

Sarah Sundin seamlessly weaves together emotion, action, and sweet romance into a tale that transcends time and calls us to believe in the power of love.
 
August 2014
Revell Books
 
 
Synopsis: Cassia Pappas has found herself in a nearly impossible situation. She wants to spend her time immersed in her new job at a Galveston Island floral shop, arranging blooms and brightening occasions with her lovely creations. But her huge Greek family–especially her father–has other ideas. They’ve all relocated to Galveston to open up a new family restaurant location on the Strand– directly across the street from the Rossis’ popular pizza place–and they want Cassia’s full participation.

To make matters worse, as Cassia is trying to develop a strong professional relationship with Galveston’s premier wedding coordinator, Bella Neeley, her own father is intent on stealing all of the Rossi family’s faithful customers. Not exactly the best way to get into Bella’s good graces!
Still, at least Alex, that hot delivery guy from the nursery, is always hanging around the flower shop . . .

Fan favorite Janice Thompson gives readers one more romp with Bella, Galveston, and the bustling wedding biz in the final installment of her popular series. Anyone who loves quirky families, loads of laughter, and tender romance will find themselves hooked.

August 2014
Revell Books
A Match of Wits
by Jen Turano
 
■ No cover art, yet, but here's the story!
 
Synopsis: Two years ago, Zayne Beckett's departure from New York City to meet up with his almost-fiance caused Agatha Watson no small amount of grief. So he is the last person she wanted to stumble upon in her travels as a reporter with the New York Tribune. Looking worse for the wear, he clearly needs to be taken in hand and taken back East to his family. Even though she's over him, Agatha can't help feeling sorry for him and realizes she'll have to be the one to get the stubborn man back home.

Zayne has no desire to be taken anywhere. Content to sit and mope over his recent bad fortune and the desertion of his not-quite-fiance, he's prepared to drag his heels all the way back to New York. That is, until he and Agatha find themselves slipping back into the strangely enjoyable bickering and bantering of their old friendship.

It isn't until they arrive in New York City that Zayne realizes Agatha's determined nose for news has earned her a few enemies. When his attempts to repay her for helping him go sadly awry, Agatha proves herself just as stubborn as Zayne. Everyone else may think them a match, but nothing could be further from the truth--until Agatha finds herself in real trouble. Have these two stubborn, too-smart-for-their-own-good people been meant for each other all along?
 
July 2014
Bethany House
 
 
Synopsis: For sixteen-year-old Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, being raised by a single dad and three older brothers has its perks. She can out-run, out-score, and outwit every boy she knows--including her long-time neighbor, and honorary fourth brother, Braden.

But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn't know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at a chi-chi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world of makeup, lacy skirts, and bedazzlers. Even stranger, she's spending time with a boy who has never seen her tear it up in a pick-up game.

To cope with the stress of faking her way through this new reality, Charlie seeks late night refuge in her backyard, talking out her problems with Braden by the fence that separates them. But their Fence Chats can't solve Charlie's biggest problem: she's falling for Braden. Hard. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.
 
July 2014
HarperTeen
 
Full Steam Ahead
by Karen Witemeyer
 
■ No cover art, yet, but here's the story!
 
Synopsis: When Nicole Renard returns home to Galveston from an eastern finishing school, she's stunned to find her father in ill health. Though she loves him, he's only ever focused on what she's not. Not male. Not married. Not able to run their family business, Renard Shipping.

Vowing to secure a suitable marriage partner, Nicole sets out with the Renard family's greatest treasure: a dagger personally gifted to Nicole's father by the pirate Jean Lafitte. Many believe the legend that the dagger is the source of all Renard Shipping's good fortune, though Nicole is sure her father's work ethic and honorable business practices are the keys to their success. Before she can board the steamer to New Orleans, Nicole finds her father's rivals--the Jenkins brothers--on either side of the gangplank, ready to grab her and steal the dagger. Quickly, she decides to instead travel north, to Liberty, Texas, where she can decide what to do next.

Darius Thornton needs a secretary--someone to help him get his notes in order. Ever since the boiler explosion aboard the Louisiana, Darius has been a man obsessed. He will do anything to stop even one more steamship disaster. The pretty young socialite who applies for the job baffles him with her knowledge of mathematics and steamships. He decides to take a risk and hire her, but he's determined her attractive face and fancy clothes won't distract him from his important research.

The job offer comes at exactly the right time for Nicole. With what Darius is paying her, she'll be able to afford passage to New Orleans in mere weeks. But Mr. Thornton is so reclusive, so distant, so unusual. He can create complex scientific equations but can't remember to comb his hair. And his experiments are growing more and more dangerous. Still, there are undeniable sparks of attraction between them. But Nicole is leaving soon, and if she marries, it must be to a man who can manage a shipping empire. Darius certainly doesn't fit that description. And the Jenkins brothers have not given up on kidnapping Nicole and seizing the Lafitte dagger for themselves.
 
June 2014
Bethany House
 
 
Synopsis: A warning to all young ladies of delicate breeding who wish to embark upon lives of adventure: Don't.

Sixteen-year-old Peggy is a well-bred orphan who is coerced into posing as a lady in waiting at the palace of King George I. Life is grand, until Peggy starts to suspect that the girl she's impersonating might have been murdered. Unless Peggy can discover the truth, she might be doomed to the same terrible fate. But in a court of shadows and intrigue, anyone could be a spy—perhaps even the handsome young artist with whom Peggy is falling in love . . .

History and mystery spark in this effervescent series debut.

November 2013

Which are your favorites?
Are they any of these going on your bookish lists...?
 
The comments are now yours.
 
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  1. Oooh, so many cute covers!! I like the cover for Armstrong's follow up. The colors remind me of fall. :-) Also excited to see blurbs for Carol Cox and Ann Gabhart's new books! Hopefully, the covers to go with will be released soon. The Manor of Secrets cover reminds me a lot of Mary from Downton, please tell me I'm not the only one! lol I cannot wait for In Perfect Time by Sarah Sundin, it's going to be great. I'm curious about Whitmeyer's next release, that sounds like a cute one. Thanks for sharing, Rissi!!

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    1. That's well said, Rosie. Too many of these are cute. Love that.

      I liked Cathleen's cover, too; and you are right, those colors are perfect for fall!

      So am I excited for these synopsis'! I'll confess something; I get excited just reading the titles. Shh... don't tell anyone though. ;) Since Melissa, Dani and Becky's covers are out, I'm betting they'll be a new batch of Bethany House covers to go with those soon. Cannot wait for that day.

      Manor of Secrets sounds good! I may have to read up on that when it comes out - and no you aren't the only one. My first thought about that one was that it reminded of 'Downton.'

      Yay! Glad you are excited for Sarah's. I know many readers are fond of her novels.

      Thanks for sharing, Rosie; love chatting about these. :)

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  2. Oh my goodness...there are so, so many good ones. Is it just me or do covers get better and better? I looked through them like three times and couldn't pick out an absolute fave--loved so many of them. :)

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    1. I love many of these also, Melissa. So pretty! It's not just you, girl, these covers are getting better and better. It sure doesn't hurt one bit from a bookaholic's perspective - yep, a good cover keeps me in good books! I just can't say no! ;)

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  3. I love the cover for A Woman of Fortune! :)

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    1. Me, too! That one is either tied or second to Until I Found You. :)

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  4. Oooooooooooooooooo I love Until I Found You!!!! SO adding it to my list right now. :)

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    1. *High Five*

      That is my favorite also, Juju! Amber and I were just gushing about it on Pinterest. CANNOT wait to get my hands on that one. Sounds good too! :)

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  5. The Ann Gabhart book is my top favorite from this list! One of my favorite eras in history & I love the sister-aspect!
    And Janette Oke's book is, in truth, what her movie When Calls the Heart, is mainly about! It flashes back to Aunt Elizabeth from the When Calls the Heart book series, but the movie follows that synopsis from Where Courage Calls.
    And that Manor book looks quite Downton-inspired so I would just have to read that once it comes out!

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    1. For me as well, Meghan; I'm super excited about Ann's new novel. Have you read Small Town Girl? It's so poignant. Cannot wait to read this new one.

      As for Janette Oke, I had read that about the film! It kind of disappoints me that filmmakers didn't follow the original novel more (really the only "Love" movie that did was the first), however I'm still excited to see the movie now it's out on DVD and am anxious to see it for the cast also.

      Agreed! That was the first thing I thought when reading about Manor of Secrets. Bring on the 'Downton' love. ;)

      PS: What do you think of S4?

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  6. Aw, no cover art for "A Match of Wits." Looking forward to Zayne and Agatha's tale! July is just so loooooong of a time to wait.

    I do like some of the of available covers, though, like "While Love Stirs(blue and a hat :-D).

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    1. I'm eager to see Jen's new cover also, Grace. Her designs are always SO darn cute. I vaguely remember Agatha from 'Peculiar Circumstance.' Considering Melissa Tagg, Dani Pettery and Becky Wade's new covers are out, I suspect Bethany House will have some new ones soon; if the cover releases in the next few days, I'll add it here and then let you know. If not, it'll be in "edition 14." :)

      While Love Stirs is indeed sweet! Those colors are gorgeous.

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  7. I really am sad at being so far behind...I'm writing reviews tonight, and commenting here. And Christmas music. Love my life.

    Now. About this post. :) Cathleen Armstrong's Last Chance book is a really eye-catching cover...I think I like it. Yup. Enjoyed the first book, tolerably at least! Bylin's book...new-to-me author, but the cover is so cute and it sounds interesting enough...going on my to read list. Then "Woman of Fortune" by Gilbert...wow. Stunning. Definitely making my to-read list, I love the red and the flowing and everything about it. :D The Greenfield alchemy one looks interesting...not adding it just because I currently have 674 books on my Goodreads to-read list. Someday. I wouldn't mind reading it. Yay for Irene's new one!!! Didn't love the first in the series, prefer her suspense, but will look forward to reading this one. The one by Longshore...stunning. Totally adding that one. Yay, a new Janette Oke! Love her! Lorna's new one is AMAZING! Love it. A lot. Looking forward to reading that! And YAY SARAH SUNDIN HAS A NEW BOOK COMING!!!!! Love her so much. Can't wait! And Zettel's looks interesting too.

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    1. Don't be sad, Charity! Just now that whenever you are able to pop by, I love your comments. I also love what your night sounded like; hooray review-writing, and Christmas music! I listened to my first few songs via Kelly Clarkson's new album. It's really good so far. :)

      Cathleen's is pretty - it's got a bold color scheme which is awesome. I enjoyed the first book well enough, too; enough that I'll likely read book 2. *High Five* Victoria's and Kellie's books are winners here - I love both albeit for different reasons. Victoria (who is a new author for me also) looks so "real" and romantic (*sigh*) and I adore the "twist" of Kellie's with the flowing gown; the motion is fabulous. I prefer Irene as a suspense writer too and cannot wait to read Deceived next summer. Should be good. Glad you are excited about Lorna's (it *is* pretty!) and Sarah's. I've read Lorna's earlier series, not this one, and have never read any of Sarah's though heard only good things. :)

      Now for YA novels... I thought 'Greenfield' looked interesting too, however like you I've got books I'm more eager to read, so maybe in the next 5 years or so (you know once I can finally catch up ;D), I'll come back to some of these. "Manor" looks very Downton-esque and Zettel's series sounds really intriguing.

      Glad you shared! :)

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