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Free excerpt - 3 short stories

Shout Her Lovely Name (free excerpt)  

by Natalie Serber

 

(free excerpt)

 

 

  • ISBN-13: 9780544040526
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 5/25/2012

 

 

Please enjoy a gifted e-book sampler featuring three selections from this extraordinary collection of short stories by debut author Natalie Serber.

Mothers and daughters ride the familial tide of joy, regret, loathing, and love in these stories of resilient and flawed women. In a battle between a teenage daughter and her mother, wheat bread and plain yogurt become weapons. An aimless college student, married to her much older professor, sneaks cigarettes while caring for their newborn son. On the eve of her husband’s fiftieth birthday, a pilfered fifth of rum, an unexpected tattoo, and rogue teenagers leave a woman questioning her place. And in a suite of stories, we follow capricious, ambitious single mother Ruby and her cautious, steadfast daughter Nora through their tumultuous life—stray men, stray cats, and psychedelic drugs—in 1970s California.

Gimlet-eyed and emotionally generous, achingly real and beautifully written, these unforgettable stories lay bare the connection and conflict in families. Shout Her Lovely Name heralds the arrival of a powerful new writer.

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Shout Her Lovely Name (free excerpt) is showing as $0.99 in spite of the title.

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I think these are all repeat freebies:

 

 

Cooking the Books: A Sloane Templeton Mystery
by Bonnie S. Calhoun

 

Cooking the Books: A Sloane Templeton Mystery

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781426754067
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012

After her mother dies from a heart attack, Sloane Templeton goes from Cyber Crimes Unit to bookstore owner before she can blink. She also "inherits" a half-batty store manager; a strange bunch of little old people from the neighborhood who meet at the store once a week, but never read books, called the Granny Oakleys Book Club; and Aunt Verline, who fancies herself an Iron Chef when in reality you need a cast iron stomach to partake of her culinary disasters. And with a group like this you should never ask, “What else can go wrong?”  

A lot! Sloane begins to receive cyber threats. While Sloane uses her computer forensic skills to uncover the source of the threats, it is discovered someone is out to kill her. Can her life get more crazy?

 

Return from Tomorrow 
by George G. Ritchie, Elizabeth Sherrill 

 

Return from Tomorrow

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781441200082
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007

One man's astonishing walk through the doorway of death

When a young soldier named George Ritchie landed in an Army hospital with pneumonia, he had no idea of the uncharted journey he was about to take. Days later, barely comprehending his own death, he stepped out of the physical world and entered eternity.

In this riveting and detailed story, Ritchie describes a series of "worlds" he visited--some hellish in their separation from life, some glorious in their heavenly brilliance. But overshadowing all was his longing to stay in the blazing presence of Jesus.

Stunning and memorable descriptions make this one of the most amazing accounts of life after death ever written. This glimpse into the realm beyond can change forever your understanding of the world beyond our own.

 

When The Devil Whistles
by Rick Acker

 

When The Devil Whistles

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781426720192
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010

“I didn’t have a choice. I didn’t.” That’s what Allie Whitman tells herself every night as she lies awake. Sometimes she even believes it. But mostly she knows deep down that her inability to make a hard choice has put millions of lives at risk, including her own. Now the only one who can help her is her lawyer, Connor Norman. Unfortunately, Allie’s actions have destroyed Connor’s trust in her—and may destroy much, much more.

 

 

The Lord Is My Shepherd: The Psalm 23 Mysteries 
by Debbie Viguie

 

The Lord Is My Shepherd: The Psalm 23 Mysteries

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781426713859
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010

Being a church secretary seemed like such a boring job…

 

until the bodies started piling up.

 

 

The Triumph of Grace: Grace in Africa series #3 
by Kay Marshall Strom

 

The Triumph of Grace: Grace in Africa series #3

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781426735585
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011

Grace in Africa is a sweeping historical three-part saga of slavery and freedom that takes the reader from an island off the west coast of Africa to Southern plantations and finally on to Canada.

 

All her life, Grace Winslow, the daughter of a mixed marriage between an English sea captain and an African princess, has been forbidden to ever approach Zulina, the fortress that juts out into the sea off the African coast. In book 1, when she escapes the family compound to avoid an odious betrothal, she is swept up in a slave revolt.

 

As the truth about Zulina unfolds, Grace begins to grasp the brutality and ferocity of the family business—the capture and trade of slaves. Held for ransom, viciously maimed by a runaway slave, and threatened with death, Grace is finally jerked into reality when her parents leave her to die rather than negotiate with the slaves. Grace sympathizes with the plight of the captives, and she is genuinely moved by the African Cabeto’s passion, determination, and willingness to sacrifice anything, including his own life, for his people’s freedom.

 

With much of the island in flames, and the slaves freed, Grace is abandoned by her parents. Where shall she go? Her old nursemaid Mama Muco, opens a missionary Bible that she has managed to save and points to Isaiah 61: “The Lord has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound…to give unto them garlands of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning.”

 

It’s a new beginning for Grace.

 

 

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Free Friday - 6-22-2012

Birdman (Jack Caffery Series #1)  

 

by Mo Hayder

 

  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • ISBN-13: 9780802194497
  • Publication date: 5/8/2012
  • Pages: 352
  • Series: Jack Caffery Series , #1

 

Overview

Now in Grove Press paperback for the first time, Birdman showcases Hayder at her spine-tingling best as beloved series character Jack Caffery tracks down a terrifying serial killer.

In his first case as lead investigator with London’s crack murder squad, Detective Inspector Jack Caffery is called on to investigate the murder of a young woman whose body has been discovered near the Millennium Dome in Greenwich, south-east London. Brutalized, mutilated beyond recognition, the victim is soon joined by four others discovered in the same area—all female and all ritualistically murdered. And when the post-mortem examination reveals a gruesome signature connecting the victims, Caffery realizes exactly what he’s dealing with—a dangerous serial killer.


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6/22/2012 - Updated "Limited Time" Freebie List

Nook Book "Limited Time" Freebie List - 6/22/2012

 

New items are in bold and followed by 3 asterisks. Please make sure that the price is what you expect it to be before hitting "Buy".

 

Fiction

Urban fantasy

Horror

Romance

Technology

Health, Mind & Body

Humor

Suspense

Paranormal Romance

Classics

Travel

Cooking, Food & Wine

Exercise & Fitness

Children's Fiction

Children's eBooks

Reference

Medical

Religious Fiction

Adventure

Literary Criticism

Paranormal

 

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Sports

Science Fiction & Fantasy

History

Computers & Internet

Young Adult

Education

Barnes & Noble Classics

Mystery & Thrillers

Children's

Crime

Business

Literary Fiction

Fantasy

Religion & Spirituality

Contemporary Fiction

Biographies & Memoirs

Science

Women Sleuths

Contemporary Romance

Romantic Suspense

Children's Books

Business & Investing

Historical fiction

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Peaches with Bonus Material  

 

For a limited time, bestselling author Jodi Lynn Anderson's endearing coming-of-age story Peaches is available with a special sneak peek of Tiger Lily, the author's upcoming dark and romantic reimagining of the Peter Pan fairy tale.

 


Three Georgia peaches are in for one juicy summer . . .

 


. . . but Birdie would rather eat Thin Mints and sulk in the AC.

 


Leeda would prefer to sneak off with her boyfriend, Rex.

 


And Murphy just wants to cause a little mischief.

 


Together these three very different girls will discover the secret to finding the right boy, making the truest friends, and picking the perfect Georgia peach.

I am the author of my life, unfortunately I'm writing in pen and I can't erase the mistakes.........................
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Priced to Move 

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

 

She Thought She Was Leaving the Rat Race Behind...

Gemologist Andie Adams is suffering a bad case of burnout in her stress-filled job in New York. So she jumps at the chance to ditch her wormy corner of the Big Apple for a home in Kentucky with her lovable but off-the-wall Aunt Weeby. After all, things should be slower paced in Kentucky--right?

Wrong. Andie reluctantly joins the Shop-Til-U-Drop Network as its newest jewelry and gemstone show host. Sparks fly between her and the know-nothing (but drop-dead gorgeous) jock they've hired as her cohost. And when Andie's job exposes her to a international investigation, the mayhem escalates during an exotic journey.

Explosions, missing gems, sabotage--life was never this exciting in New York!


Former newspaper reporter Ginny Aiken discovered books at a very early age, writing her first novel at age fifteen. She is the author of the Silver Hills Trilogy and the Deadly Décor Mysteries. A frequent speaker at women's events and writers' conferences, Ginny lives with her husband and four sons in Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

Oops! I'm The Paparazzi   

Publisher: Toffee Apple Publishing

 

An Irish ex-boyfriend, a
New York newspaper editor,
a movie star, and a Hollywood agent -
the men in Phred’s life cause her nothing but trouble.
So the last thing she needs is to become one of the paparazzi.

When Dublin newspaper journalist, Phred, is dumped by her Irish boyfriend, Finbar, she runs off to New York to make a fresh start. She ends up working as a journalist for a newspaper in Manhattan.

Set in a snowy November in New York, Phred’s world is filled with romance, humour and excitement involving her attractive newspaper editor, Royce, gorgeous movie star, Bradley Goldsilver, and handsome Hollywood agent, Vaughn.

Royce sends Phred out one night to a New York movie premier. Phred is a journalist, not a photographer, but Royce wants her to go.

Her assignment is to glean a candid shot of movie star, Bradley Goldsilver, at his latest movie premier. No mean feat. Especially as every other big burly paparazzo with their eye on the money is vying for the same.

Phred, a reluctant paparazzo, does something outrageously out of character to get the photograph she needs - and ends up in the headlines herself.

Phred gives a whole new perspective to the world of the paparazzi.

 

 

 

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http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/everything-the-bible-says-about-heaven-baker-publishing-group/110027..."Everthing the Bible says about Heaven", Baker Publishing.---------3. Listing from the top is the free nookbook.
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http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wedded-to-war-jocelyn-green/1108613838?ean=9780802481382-------"Wedded to War", by Jocelyn Green, Pub. Moody Publishers.-------- 2.Listing from the top is the free nookbook.---------------------------------Book Description Tending to the army's sick and wounded meant leading a life her mother does not understand and giving up a handsome and approved suitor. Yet Charlotte chooses a life of service over privilege, just as her childhood friend had done when he became a military doctor. She soon discovers that she's combatting more than just the rebellion by becoming a nurse. Will the two men who love her simply stand by and watch as she fights her own battles? Or will their desire for her wage war on her desire to serve God? Wedded to War is a work of fiction, but the story is inspired by the true life of Civil War nurse Georgeanna Woolsey. Woolsey's letters and journals, written over 150 years ago, offer a thorough look of what pioneering nurses endured. This is the first in the series "Heroines Behind the Lines: Civil War," a collection of novels that highlights the crucial contributions made by women during times of war.
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http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/angry-laura-l-smith/1100999233?ean=9781600066238-------------"Angry", by Laura L. Smith, Pub. NAV Press,------------Novella, ca 160 pages.-----------------3. Listing from the top is the free nookbook.----------------------- Overview: Emma is angry. She’s angry at her siblings, who she always has to baby sit; her parents, who are divorcing and ruining her life in the process; and herself for not measuring up to anyone’s standards. With her simmering feelings ready to spill over at any time, Emma's self-worth plummets. Her faith in God is tested in the face of overwhelming hurt that threatens to send her over the edge. Can she turn back in time? Online study guide companion available.
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Angry  

 

You know, A3A, you can add a much clearer and more visible link by clicking on the "Add Product" button.  Select "ebooks" for the category, then in the search box type the book information (In this case Angry Laura L Smith) and then click on "Add link and image".  It's much cleaner than copying and pasting the link.

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http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/amazing-adventures-creative-connections-and-daring-deeds-tim-and-ali..."Amazing Adventures, Creative Connections and Daring Deeds", by Tim and Alison Simpson, Pub. Nav Press. ----------------3. Listing from the top is the free nookbook.----------------------To the previous poster. I am doing this from a tablet. B&N does not allow me this nicer option. I can't even write in paragraphs, therefore the dashes. Sorry.
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Free 06/25/12 (repeat freebie)

Medical Error (Prescription for Trouble Series #2)  

by Richard L. Mabry

 

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781426715495
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010

 

 

 

 

Dr. Anna McIntyre’s life was going along just fine until someone else started living it. Her patient died because of an identity mix-up, her medical career is in jeopardy because of forged prescriptions, and her credit is in ruins. She thought things couldn’t get worse, but that was before she opened the envelope and saw a positive HIV test with her name on it.

Her allies are two men who are also competing for her affection. Dr. Nick Valentine is a cynic who carries a load of guilt. Attorney Ross Donovan is a recovering alcoholic. The deeper Anna digs to discover who’s behind the identity thefts, the higher the stakes. Finally, when her life is on the line, Anna finds that her determination to clear her name might have been a prescription for trouble.

 

 

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So, You Want to Start a Business?: 8 Steps to Take Before Making the Leap
by Edward D. Hess, Charles D. Goetz

 

So, You Want to Start a Business?: 8 Steps to Take Before Making the Leap

  • ISBN-13: 9780132698993
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 9/3/2008

Build the Successful Company You’ve Always Wanted to Own!

 

  • Avoid the 8 disastrous operational mistakes that kill new businesses
  • Walk step-by-step through the entire process of building a winning business
  • Master 55 amazingly simple rules of business success
  • For every entrepreneur and potential entrepreneur...no previous business experience necessary!
  • Launch the winning business you’ve always wanted…or make more money in the business you’ve already started!

More than 5,000,000 new businesses are started each year…but 70% of them will fail. Now, two renowned experts on entrepreneurship identify the 8 “killer mistakes” that cause most business failures–and give you the knowledge, tools, and hands-on advice to avoid them, so you can build a business that thrives.

 

 

Living Rich by Spending Smart: How to Get More of What You Really Want 
by Gregory Karp

 

Living Rich by Spending Smart: How to Get More of What You Really Want

 

  • ISBN-13: 9780132703536
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 2/6/2008

As The Millionaire Next Door revealed, building wealth isn’t just about working harder or what you choose to invest in: it’s about spending smarter. Now, award-winning Tribune Company personal finance columnist Gregory Karp shows how to do just that.

 

This book isn’t about depriving yourself. Instead, Gregory Karp shows how to build real, long-lasting wealth by plugging the money leaks you’re barely aware of and making sure you spend with a purpose.

 

Karp’s surprisingly painless techniques will help you eliminate wasteful spending in every area of your financial life. You’ll discover how to focus spending on what you really care about...spend less on gifts without becoming a cheapskate...slash your phone bill...pay less for food and still eat what you want...eliminate spending leaks in insurance, education, even entertainment.

 

From the clothes you wear to the cars you drive, this book will help you build a life that’s truly rich because it’s truly financially secure.

 

 

Fixing the Housing Market: Financial Innovations for the Future
by Franklin Allen, James R. Barth, Glenn Yago

 

Fixing the Housing Market: Financial Innovations for the Future

 

Ever since the ancient Greeks, financial innovation has enabled more people to purchase homes. Today is no different: in fact, responsible financial innovation is now the best tool available for "rebooting" crippled housing markets, improving their efficiency, and making housing more accessible to millions. In Fixing the Housing Market, three leading experts explain how, covering everything decision-makers should know about today’s housing and financial markets.

 

The authors first explain how innovative housing financial products, services and institutions evolved through the 19th century, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, and beyond -- culminating in the post-1970s era of securitization. Next, they assess housing finance systems in mature economies during and after the recent crisis, highlighting benefits and risks associated with each widely-used mortgage funding structure and product. They also carefully assess current housing finance structures in emerging economies such as Brazil, Russia, India, and China.

 

Building on these insights, the authors introduce transformative financial innovations that can facilitate a more stable and sustainable financing system for housing -- providing better shelter for more people, helping the industry recover, and creating thousands of new jobs. Using these new tools, entrepreneurs, economic development specialists, and policymakers can develop practical strategies for bridging funding gaps -- raising more capital for longer terms at lower cost.

 

 

Genes, Chromosomes, and Disease: From Simple Traits, to Complex Traits, to Personalized Medicine
by Nicholas Wright Gillham

 

 Genes, Chromosomes, and Disease: From Simple Traits, to Complex Traits, to Personalized Medicine

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/genes-chromosomes-and-disease-nicholas-wright-gillham/1102119988?ean...

 

  • ISBN-13: 9780132623247
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 3/29/2011
  • Pages: 352
  • Series: FT Press Science

This very readable overview of the rise and transformations of medical genetics and of the eugenic impulses that have been inspired by the emerging understanding of the genetic basis of many diseases and disabilities is based on a popular nonmajors course, "Social Implications of Genetics," that Gillham gave for many years at Duke University. The book is suitable for use as a text in similar overview courses about genes and social issues or genes and disease. It gives a good overview of the developments and status of this field for a wide range of biomedical researchers, physicians, and students, especially those interested in the prospects for the new, genetics-based personalized medicine.

 

 

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Free collections 06/25/12

 

The Truth About Best Branding Practices (Collection) 
by William Kane, Donna Heckler, Brian D. Till, Michael Solomon

 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-truth-about-best-branding-practices-william-kane/1110804649?ean=...

 

  • ISBN-13: 9780132655750
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 11/17/2010
  • Pages: 672
  • Series: Truth About

A brand new collection of essential insights for your business and career from world-renowned experts…now in a convenient e-format, at a great price!

 

150 powerful bite-size techniques for creating high-value brands — and keeping them strong!

 

Three full books of bite-size, actionable guidance on branding and marketing! Discover how to build great brands, and keep them great... ensure branding consistency everywhere from your packaging to your salesforce… promote and leverage brand loyalty… embed deep customer motivations into your brands… create cultures that can support authentic brand messages… and much more!

 

 

Jeff Augen's Options Trading Strategies (Collection)
by Jeff Augen

 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/jeff-augens-options-trading-strategies-jeff-augen/1108053699?ean=978...

 

  • ISBN-13: 9780133047318
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Pages: 780
  • File size: 13 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

A brand new collection of state-of-the-art options trading insights from Jeff Augen…now in a convenient e-format at a great package price!

 

 

The Truth About Perfecting Your Presentation Skills (Collection) 
by James O'Rourke, Michael Solomon, Natalie Canavor, Claire Meirowitz


 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/truth-about-perfecting-your-presentation-skills-james-orourke/102796...

 

  • ISBN-13: 9780132655729
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 11/3/2010
  • Pages: 672
  • Series: Truth About Series

A brand new collection of essential insights for your business and career from world-renowned experts…now in a convenient e-format, at a great price!

 

150 powerful bite-size presentation and communication solutions for motivating any audience to action: colleagues, employees, customers, anyone!

 

Three full books of breakthrough techniques for presenting and communicating more effectively! Discover how to speak more confidently… prepare well, and manage anxiety… connect with any audience, especially customers… know when to sell the steak, and when to sell the sizzle… supercharge your business writing for web and print… and much more!

 

 

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http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/walking-on-broken-glass-christa-allan/1100047277?ean=9781426713910--..."Walking on Broken Glass", by Christa Allan, Pub. Abingdon Press-----------3. Listing from the top is the free nookbook.
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The Grave Gourmet
by Alexander Campion

 

The Grave Gourmet

 

  • ISBN-13: 9780758272133
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011

From the Champs-Élysées to the twinkling banks of la Seine, chic Parisian policewoman Capucine LeTellier plunges into a uniquely Parisian affair of gastronomic delights and bureaucratic intrigue to close a case that could make her career-or kill it . . .

 

After dining on such delicacies as oyster sorbet and avocado soufflé, Jean-Louis Delage, président of automotive giant Renault, has been found dead in the freezer of Le Diapason, a three-star restaurant owned by Chef Jean-Basille Labrousse, a renowned restaurateur extraordinaire.

 

Capucine is uniquely suited to the case, as her husband Alexandre is a food critic well-connected to the culinary world. In between sharing sumptuous meals and fine wine with Alexandre at Paris' finest eateries, Capucine struggles to win the respect of her new squad of detectives and crack both the case and the guarded secrets of the restaurant staff.

 

 

Shadow Play 
by Erin Kellison

 

Shadow Play

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shadow-play-erin-kellison/1108312108

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781420128000
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 4/24/2012

SHADOW

The world is growing dark with it as mysteries from antiquity and legend creep into our time, bringing a new world of danger, beauty and . . .

MAGIC

Dr. Cam Kalamos has dedicated his life to studying its strange properties, but nothing is more intriguing than a woman whose soul is split in half, one part under her control, one part bent on . . .

SEDUCTION

How can he resist the lure of a lover with no inhibitions and an insatiable desire to possess him? Both Ellie and her shadow want Cam, but there is an innocent child to be rescued from the forest and the strange fae creatures of . . .

TWILIGHT

Love, loyalty, betrayal-which will rule? As Ellie sends her other self into the darkness, there is only one certainty: Trusting in shadows is a dangerous game.

 

 

Out of Deception 
by Nathan O. Miller

 

Out of Deception

 

  • ISBN-13: 9780983146094
  • Publisher: Ridgeway Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/21/2011

The unbelievable but true story of how Wil, a young, innocent Amish teen and his family, were unwittingly lured into the clutches of a smooth-talking cult leader.
Wil’s family was searching for something deeper, and what seemed at first like fresh water for a thirsty heart soon turned bitterly poisonous.
By the grace of God, Wil’s devotion to his leader, who was an excommunicated Amsihman, slowly turned to doubt. Finally, sick and tired of being manipulated, controlled, molested, and deceived, Wil made his break and
escaped his leader’s grasp. Or so he thought.
This is a disturbing story of Satan’s deceptions and a beautiful story of the power of God’s grace and deliverance.

 

 

Eye of the God
by Ariel Allison

 

Eye of the God

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781426713491
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010

eye of the god  takes the fascinating history surrounding the Hope Diamond and weaves it together with a present-day plot to steal the jewel from the Smithsonian Institute.

 

We follow Alex and Isaac Weld, the most lucrative jewel thieves in the world, in their quest to steal the gem, which according to legend was once the eye of a Hindu idol named Rama Sita. When it was stolen in the 17th century, it is said that the idol cursed all those who would possess it. That won’t stop the brilliant and ruthless Weld brothers.

However, they are not prepared for Dr. Abigail Mitchell, the beautiful Smithsonian Director, who has her own connection to the Hope Diamond and a deadly secret to keep. Abby committed long ago that she would not serve a god made with human hands, and the “eye of the god” is no exception. Her desire is not for wealth, but for wisdom. She seeks not power, but restoration.

 

When the dust settles over the last great adventure of the Hope Diamond, readers will understand the “curse” that has haunted its legacy is nothing more than the greed of evil men who bring destruction upon themselves. No god chiseled from stone can direct the fates of humankind, nor can it change the course of God’s story.

 

 

A Texan's Honor: The Heart of a Hero Book #2 
by Shelley Gray

 

A Texan's Honor: The Heart of a Hero Book #2

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781426753848
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Series: The Heart of a Hero

Texas, 1874. Years ago, Will McMillan had fought in the open, next to his Captain, Clayton Proffitt. Now he’s waging another war undercover, pretending to be a member of the notorious Walton Gang.

 

But when a hostage situation goes awry and an innocent woman is in the middle of the fray, Will knows he must protect her no matter what happens. Even if his cover is blown. Even if they risk being killed by his gang or by the lawmen on their trail. Even if the woman he’s riskingeverything for will never love him back.

 

 

The Mother Road
by Jennifer AlLee

 

The Mother Road

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781426754043
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012

Natalie's life is perfect. Happily married herself, she is also a marriage expert to whom women turn for advice. Imagine her shock when her husband asks for a divorce so that he can marry his pregnant mistress! The news comes as a double blow, since Natalie has always wanted a child but is unable to conceive. Tragedy hits again when she receives a call from her father asking that she and her sister come home to visit their ailing mother. Suddenly, Natalie is embarking on a cross-country road trip with a pregnant sister she hasn't spoken to in years. Can miles of road bring the two closer together? VERDICT AlLee's (The Pastor's Wife) latest contemporary features well-drawn characters and witty dialog, making this a sure bet for fans of fresh, smart inspirational fiction. Adriana Trigiani readers might also want to give this a try.