Christian Fiction New Releases: June 2024

Yesterday Now and Always by Sara Beth Williams

He never expected to fall in love with her all over again.

After high school, Jake Monroe had the future all mapped out for him and high school sweetheart Audrey Wright. When Audrey is gifted a trip to New Zealand after her graduation and then spontaneously extends the trip from three months to twelve months, Jake is shattered.

From the age of six, Audrey Wright grew up in Trinity Lakes Washington as a dual NZ-US citizen. Adopted as a toddler, she’d never known her biological parents. During a whirlwind trip to New Zealand at eighteen to visit relatives, Audrey encounters a half-brother she never knew existed and makes the split decision to remain in New Zealand to rediscover the family she never dared to dream she’d find. But the cost of her spontaneous decision may be much higher than she realizes.

Eight years later, Jake returns to Trinity Lakes to fulfill his childhood dream of owning his own restaurant. Encountering Audrey again throws a wrench into his carefully laid out plans and dredges up old attraction that should’ve died when she’d chosen New Zealand over him. Regardless, he’s drawn to her as he was years prior. But mending the past and overcoming the anger and bitterness will take a miracle.

A small town, second chance high school sweethearts’ reunion, contemporary Christian Romance, part of the Trinity Lakes Romance series.

You’re the Reason by Tari Faris and Susan May Warren

How could she ever love the man blamed for her brother’s death? A novel of Redemption, Forgiveness, and Unrequited Love in this Home to Heritage novel.

She never intended to return to Heritage.

When an injury sidelines her, Grace Howell leaves her life as a ballerina and returns to Heritage, Michigan, to heal. Teaching dance is just a temporary gig, until she finds herself unexpectedly charmed by small-town life and her growing attachment to Seth Warner, a man from her past with a troubled history of his own.

He’s back in Heritage as a changed man.

The last place Seth thought he’d return is Heritage, but a felony record has narrowed his options, compelling him back to a community that hasn’t forgotten his transgressions. Dreams of starting a Ninja Gym give him purpose, yet it’s his entanglement with Grace—the woman he once let slip away—that ignites his desire to stay. Is this his chance at redemption and to live out the love he’s always harbored?

But can they forget the past?

When Grace’s old ballet company offers her a chance to come back, she’s faced with a heart-wrenching decision: pursue the dream she’s always known or stay with the community and man that have captured her heart, even as that love is put to the test.

But has Seth really changed?

Seth’s world is rocked by a confrontation that threatens to pull him back into the world he’s tried so hard to escape. He must fight to clear his name and protect his future with Grace, proving that his commitment to change is more than just talk.
With their happiness hanging by a thread, the decisions they make will define their fates and the heart of Heritage itself.

Falling for a Smart Cowboy by Karen Baney

She’s on a mission to bring orphaned children hope. He wants off his family’s ranch for good. Will they survive his shocking family secrets?

Devon Vargas longs to be more than just a cowboy. After finishing his teaching degree, he plans to leave his family’s guest ranch for good. Between his growing affection for the new children’s program director and a huge family secret revealed leaves him second guessing everything about his life.

Raina Crawford lost her parents at a young age. Through the grace of God, she survived life in the foster system. She desperately wants to bring children the life-changing faith that gave her hope. The job at Vargas Ranch was supposed to be a steppingstone. Except she’s losing her heart to the smart, ambitious cowboy bent on leaving his family’s ranch—and her—behind.

Will Raina finally find the family she’s always wanted? Will family secrets unravel his new dreams? Will those same secrets tear them apart?

An Unexpected Groom by Ruth Logan Herne

Life is filled with unexpected moments.

Her father’s brain tumor was one.

Coming face to face with former police officer Drew Slade— her teen crush and her late brother’s partner on the streets of Rochester— was another. But when Kimberly Gallagher comes back to her hometown to handle her mother’s popular event planning business, that’s exactly what happens. She’s there to keep her mother’s business afloat and that includes overseeing the wedding of a senator’s daughter. A wedding that must be completely upended now that senator is the actual presidential candidate, a fact that raises security levels to the highest degree. And Drew Slade is the senator’s personal head of security.

The problem isn’t the bride. She’ll do whatever she must to keep her father’s campaign moving forward and her venue safe.

The problem is that every time Kimberly looks at Drew she sees her lost brother and the sting that went bad on a cold, wet night. Unanswered questions plague her, but as she and Drew work together to make this bride’s dream come true, the unlikely pair begin considering a dream of their own. Can they forgive themselves— and others— the mistakes of the past to claim the future they long for?

Her Unexpected Family by Ruth Logan Herne

She never meant to come back home. Former beauty queen Emily Gallagher had success written all over her stylish clothes and fashion trends. A broken marriage, a lost job as a successful buyer for a major department store chain and her father’s cancer diagnosis changed everything.

She’ll do whatever it takes to help her family and planning an absentee wedding for a deployed bride is an act of service she can get behind. The square-shouldered, good-looking big brother of the bride isn’t anything to take lightly, either. Or his crazy adorable twin toddlers.

But Grant McCarthy comes with a major chip on his shoulder and an unbendable attitude that spells trouble with a capital T. No faith… no forgiveness… no thank you. But as their feelings grow over Grace Haven’s typical snowy winter, their choices narrow. Can Grant become the person she wants him to be? The person he needs to be? And can the four of them actually become an unexpected family?

A Cameo for a Cowgirl by Carolyn Miller

Welcome to Three Creek Ranch, home of the James family for over a hundred years, complete with its own Western movie set. Franklin James might be a famous pro hockey player, but just because he’s Cassie’s older brother doesn’t mean she wants to step into the limelight. She’s too busy helping her dad run the ranch and managing the ranch’s movie set, and negotiating with the giant egos of movie stars like Harrison Woods, who’s supposed to be filming the new TV series of As The Heart Draws. And while his TV hero characters might be hugely popular, Harrison’s real character seems anything but noble. Cassie is convinced he’s hiding something, and that this diva’s nice guy moments are just an act. Can she remind him what being a true hero is all about?

Love’s True Home by Lori DeJong

Allyson Kincaid needs roots. Born and raised on the foreign mission field, all she wants is home and hearth on American soil. Finally past the break-up with the man she’d thought was the love of her life, she’s ready to put herself back out there. Too bad the first guy who’s made her pulse skip in nearly two years dreams of a life spent in foreign missions. She’s been there, done that, and, although she supports him in his calling, knows his choice means she’ll be laying even more broken dreams, and a newly shattered heart, at the feet of Jesus.

When Zane Carpenter relocates to Arlington, Texas, his seventh move in thirteen years, his only thought is to meet his obligation with Becker Ministries in a few months, then take a foreign mission assignment, his dream for the past several years. But working so closely with Ally in student ministry has him feeling things he’s never experienced. He’s ready for a future with her, until he accepts an opportunity to work on foreign soil and Ally stays behind. He knows God put him there for a reason, although his heart still longs for the girl back home.

A Midsummer Romance by Alyssa Schwarz

Two friends.
One play.
And a town of meddling mothers… 

When wedding planner Jess Daniels’s personal and professional life implodes on the shores of Nantucket, Wild Rose Ridge is a perfect escape. But a flood in her aunt and uncle’s basement lands her unexpectedly at the Yellow Rose B&B— a few doors down from her childhood friend’s extremely attractive brother. She’s sworn off love and all entanglements. Her heart just needs to listen.

Professor Caleb Weaver thought leaving the big city university for a teaching position in his hometown would be easy. But between helping his parents with the B&B and getting roped into the town’s community play, he has no time to himself. But when Jess is also pulled in, the late nights and weekend rehearsals don’t sound so bad.

Real life begins to mirror Shakespeare’s summer play a little too much when they are strategically cast as the main couple. Worse, when a last-minute actor is invited to the stage. Can Caleb convince Jess to take a chance on him, or will the course of true love end in tragedy?

With a touch of summer magic, anything can happen.

The Way Back by Heidi Chiavaroli

Young love means everything . . . until it leaves you with nothing.

The summer before her senior year of high school, Laney Jacobs and her best friend jump from a six-story beachside cliff in an attempt to impress their boyfriends. Laney rose from the water. Her friend did not.

Six years later, when Laney’s troubled mother’s memoir hits the bestseller list airing the family’s destructive secrets, Laney is forced to relive the trauma, this time in the public eye. To escape the scrutiny, she seeks shelter at her estranged grandmother’s seaside inn. But she can’t reconcile the loving woman with the heartless parent in her mother’s book. As she looks for answers, the ex-boyfriend who’d witnessed her darkest days reappears, stirring up both pain and hope.

When her mother’s vindictive fans threaten her grandmother’s livelihood and the lighthouse Laney has come to love, she turns to the century-old words of a young lighthouse keeper to help her find the courage to move forward. But once truths from the past come to light and old love finds new beginnings, will Laney discover that forgiveness is the only way toward true healing?

Starry Nights: Four Christian Contemporary Romance Novels by Angela Ruth Strong, Carrie Padgett, Tabitha Bouldin, Bell Renshaw

Eight summer novels across 2 volumes. From Christian fiction’s hottest contemporary romance authors.

Out of Play – Angela Ruth Strong

When single mom Bex Lemaire is asked to step down as her eight-year-old daughter’s soccer coach for getting too competitive, she’s hoping the new coach will let her assist. Former child star Skylar Hayes agrees to take over the team as research for his comeback role. At first, he mistakes Bex for a raving fan but eventually realizes she’s only crazy about soccer, which gives her the skills needed to train him. She’s all work, while he likes to play, but together, they just might win.

Lauren’s Second Chance – Carrie Padgett
Lauren’s Second Chance is a contemporary romance for readers who love sun, sand, and satisfying endings. Lauren and Mason were each other’s first loves, until life broke them apart. A decade later, when the opportunity arises to appear with Mason on a reality show, Lauren is conflicted. She needs this show for what it means to a project near to her heart. But can she keep that heart safe from the man who broke it once? Grab your shades and SPF 30 sunscreen to dive into a reality television dating show story where first love is also forever love.

Her Cowboy Champion – Tabitha Bouldin
It’s true that money can’t buy happiness. No one knows that better than Sage Rhett after her boyfriend steals her photography business and leaves her penniless. Heartbroken, faith shattered, she returns to Apple Creek–the last place she called home.

Maverick Pierce is used to people seeing him for the money attached to his family name. As a Pierce, he’s afforded anything that money can buy, but the one thing he wants can never be bought.

When Sage accepts a job working at the Pierce ranch, Maverick discovers he never stopped loving the fiery cowgirl who broke his heart when she left twelve years ago. If he wants to win her over, he’ll have to do more than flash a little money.

This second chance, rags to riches, cowboy romance pits love against responsibility as Sage and Maverick struggle to overcome their history and trust God for a happily ever after.

Love in the Lyrics – Bell Renshaw
Liberty “Libby” Taylor has maxed out on space for her equine therapy business. The best way to gain the capital she needs in order to expand requires a bit of subterfuge, but that will also mean pulling one over on her new boss.

Singer and songwriter Harland Grey left LA for Winter, Montana in the hopes of finding peace from the demons of his not-so-distant past, but purchasing Melody Ranch may not hold the answers he’s looking for.

Thrown together, sparks fly between the two, but will the secrets kept between them finally be what tears them apart?

The Summer of Keeping Secrets by Jill Lynn

For fans of Denise Hunter and Susan Mallery, a captivating story about a single summer that could completely break a family apart—or bring them back together.
Recently widowed Marin Henderson considers time with her two adult children a gift. And she’s intent on not prying into their lives while they’re all together, cleaning out her late parents’ Colorado home. But from the start, nothing goes as planned. Her free-spirited daughter, Slade, and her strait-laced son, Reed, both arrive ahead of schedule, and no one is explaining why. Marin knows they’re hiding issues in their personal lives. But she can only push so far because she, too, is keeping secrets.
Setting aside family tensions, the three of them get to work purging the house. But when Slade discovers a decades-old newspaper clipping about a body found on the rocks below the house, questions arise. Marin insists the death was ruled an accident, but Slade’s curiosity is piqued. And when a roof leak compels Marin to call on an old friend and flame for help, it’s the catalyst for a wave of revelations.
Between a daughter bent on distracting herself from her own career turmoil, a son desperate to hold on to his marriage and a mother forced to confront her choices from that long-ago summer, pieces of the past and present begin to unravel. And before the summer is over, they each must decide what to hold on to and what to let go…

Way Back Home by Andrea Boyd  

A one-night stand. An unwanted pregnancy. A life-changing experience.

Zane Spencer can’t hide from his mistakes anymore, so tail tucked between his legs, he returns home to Shiloh for a fresh start. He’ll swallow his pride, go back to working on the farm he never should have left in the first place, and maybe one day he’ll deserve to find a sweet girl to marry and raise a family of his own. No one will ever find out that instead of chasing his dreams with his band, he’d spent most of his time away as an Elvis impersonator. But a surprise that will change his life forever awaits him back home.

Lily Puckett lived a careful life. She never meant to follow in her mother’s footsteps. But when her so-called friends celebrate her twenty-first birthday with a trip to the beach, all her inhibitions go out the window. Weeks later, she’s faced with an unwanted pregnancy and nowhere to go. A chance meeting with Zane’s brother brings Lily face-to-face with the man she never thought she’d see again. When Zane proposes marriage, Lily’s offered a life she’s never imagined and is too afraid to hope it’s real.

Come along on the journey of Zane and Lily in the final book of the Spencer family series.

Set on a small-town farm in South Carolina, Way Back Home is a story about how God can change a marriage of convenience into a marriage rooted in love once the couple puts their faith in Him.

Training the K-9 Companion by Jill Kemerer

Man’s best friend…
Could be the key to a second chance.

When rancher Cade Moulten decides to get a therapy dog for his ailing grandmother, he doesn’t expect a fluffy Pomeranian—or a pretty veterinarian trainer. But Cade will do anything to prove he’s a changed man, even train the small K-9 alongside Mackenzie Howard. Soon the weekly sessions with Mackenzie have Cade wishing for more. But will he risk revealing his shameful past for a chance at acceptance?

The Triplets’ Summer Adventure by Laurel Blount

His visit is temporary…

but will they give him a reason to stay?

Back home for the summer, adventure-seeking Nick Marshall thinks his park ranger gig will be easy—until the children’s camp he’s overseeing is left without a cook. Desperate to fill the position, he offers his high school nemesis, Cara Andrews, the job. As the two work together, Nick can’t help but fall for the single mom and her triplet sons. But convincing her to take a chance on him might be Nick’s toughest challenge yet…

The Beekeeper Next Door by Danielle Thorne

Facing his fear

Could give him the family he’s always wanted.

Returning to his hometown to clean up his late parents’ home, professor Heath Underwood has no intention of making his stay permanent. Especially when he discovers his neighbor is a beekeeper. But avoiding widow Ali Harding proves difficult when her eight-year-old son bonds with him and his dog. As Heath spends more time with them, his fear of bees—and heartbreak—could stand in the way of his happily-ever-after…

The Cowboy’s Marriage Bargain by Deborah Clack

A cowboy with a struggling ranch

…and she has the perfect solution

To pull his ranch out of a downward spiral, widowed cowboy Chase Cross will do anything—even if it means making a deal with the woman he can’t stand. Because Lexi Gardner’s about to inherit a fortune…if she marries in thirty days. A marriage of convenience is the answer to both their problems. But when their bargain begins to feel real, will they put aside their differences for a future together?

Their Surprise Amish Reunion by Jocelyn McClay

He’s back in her town
…and back in her heart

Decades ago, Elizabeth Beiler turned down her beau’s proposal and he left town heartbroken. Now Moses Glick is back—and he’s the new owner of the restaurant she’s been planning to purchase. But his temporary visit turns into a long-term stay when Elizabeth is injured. As they work together and old feelings resurface, can they open their hearts to a second chance…or will they let past hurts keep them apart?

Healed by the Amish Nanny by Virginia Wise

Can an unconventional woman…

Bring a family together?

Away from home for the first time, free-spirited Sadie Lapp is determined to prove she can be a proper Amish nanny. Except with twin troublemakers and their bitter aunt, winning over Vernon Kauffman is the least of her problems. But Vernon’s youngest daughter convinces her to stay. As the children and their father unexpectedly make their way into Sadie’s heart, she might just help a troubled family heal—and find the place where she belongs.

Colorado Mountain Kidnapping by Cate Nolan

An infant in peril…

and nowhere to hide

A cryptic phone call sends Isabelle Weaver running from armed intruders—with her daughter and best friend’s baby under her care. Nowhere is safe and no one can be trusted…except former army ranger Adam Dalton. Together, they must uncover a kidnapper’s motives while protecting the children. But as danger tracks them through the mountains, can they outwit a criminal mastermind before they all lose their lives?

Suspicious Homicide by Elizabeth Goddard

The mountains are full of secrets…

Uncovering them could be deadly

When Finnley Wilbanks is run off a mountainside road, it confirms her worst fears—her father was murdered. With her life hanging in the balance, she turns to bodyguard and investigator Caine Honor for protection. As they work together to solve the mystery behind her father’s death, danger stalks their every move. And keeping Finnley alive long enough to find answers might be Caine’s hardest mission yet.

Wilderness Witness Survival by Connie Queen

Pursued in the wilderness…

Can they survive criminals and nature?

A camping trip turns into a search and rescue mission when investigator Josie Hunt’s adopted daughter goes missing. And as the only witness to her father’s murder, eight-year-old Everly is the killer’s next target. Now Josie has no choice but to accept help from her ex-boyfriend, wrongly accused fugitive Dane Haggerty, to stay alive. With threats closing in, can they outrun a killer who’ll stop at nothing to keep his crimes hidden?

Crime Scene Secrets by Maggie K. Black

A wedding becomes a crime scene…

now a K-9 team seeks a serial killer

After shots are fired at a rehearsal dinner, FBI agent Kyle West arrives just in time to chase the gunman away. But attacks persist. Could this be the Rocky Mountain Killer—or a deadly copycat? Now Kyle and his K-9 partner must team up with investigator Ophelia Clarke to hunt down the shooter…before this wedding party becomes a mass murder. 

Danger on the Peaks by Rebecca Hopewell

Targeted for elimination

with no memory of why

When Ellie awakes alone in a cave with no memories, she knows she’s in danger—especially when she’s attacked. She flees into the path of widowed rancher Michael Tang who offers to help. To recover her lost past, she and Michael retrace her steps…only it yields more questions than answers. Who’s after her? What do they want? And can Michael keep her safe until they find the truth?

Texas Ranch Cold Case by Virginia Vaughan

Solving a decades-old crime

will leave no place safe…

Twenty years after her mother vanished, Ally Fulton returns to Harmon Ranch—the last place she was seen—and barely makes it out alive. Someone doesn’t want Ally digging up the truth. With a target on her back, she reluctantly accepts protection from Officer Tucker Harmon. Can he keep Ally alive—and right his family’s wrongs—before she’s silenced for good?

Running from the Past by Melanie D. Snitker 

She’ll have to trust her ex-husband.

For Peyton Kennedy, her life begins to fall apart when her sister is murdered and Peyton is forced to flee with her infant niece. Unsure who she can trust, she goes to Destiny, Texas where her ex-husband lives. Regardless of how things ended between them, she knows he’s the one person who can protect them and help her find justice for her sister.

He’s determined to protect her … but from what?

As a general practitioner, Doctor Jay Baird is content with focusing on the care of his patients. And then his ex-wife walks through his door after not speaking to her for almost two years and changes everything. It’s impossible to turn Peyton away when it’s clear her life is in danger, especially when neither of them knows who is after her or what they want.

They must face their fears or risk losing everything.

The investigation leads them right back to the scene of the crime. If they have any hope of identifying the killers, they’ll have to set aside their differences or risk facing their greatest fear: losing each other.

Hidden in the Night by Elizabeth Goddard

At the behest of her ailing mother, former FBI special agent turned rare-book collector Ivy Elliott arrives in Alaska to secure an unpublished Jack London manuscript kept secreted away for decades. But when she arrives, she learns the manuscript is gone–taken by the granddaughter of the woman who possessed it. Ivy sets off in pursuit, not just to save the manuscript but to save the vulnerable girl, who was previously trafficked and has no idea what she’s getting herself into.
Joining forces with Alaska State Trooper Nolan Long, Ivy must battle a blizzard, sabotage, and the worst of an Alaskan winter as the search goes on. But every answer they find only raises more questions–and the danger to their lives and to the missing girl may only be the tip of the iceberg.
Don’t miss this breathtaking race for truth set amid the glorious–and deadly–Glacier Bay from USA Todaybestselling author Elizabeth Goddard.

Second Chance Serenity by Jessica Ashley

A woman who can’t let go. The wounded veteran who broke her heart.

The day Michael Anderson left town to join the military, is the day Reyna’s world came crashing down around her. They’d been high school sweethearts destined to walk down the aisle…until they weren’t.

Now, years later, he’s back and desperate for a second chance.

When someone tries to abduct her, Michael offers her his protection. But she worries it comes at a cost she can’t pay…her still broken heart.

Former Army Ranger Michael Anderson is good at what he does. A bodyguard for Knight Security, he’s highly sought after. So, when someone tries to kidnap the woman he still loves, Michael knows there is no one more qualified to protect her.

Unfortunately, Reyna’s trust in him was broken a long time ago. And if he’s going to earn it back, he has to do the second hardest thing he’s ever done…walk away and allow another member of his team to take the lead.

But after tragedy strikes, Michael and Reyna are pushed together once more, and this time he plans to make her see that he’s no longer the teen who walked away…but a man ready to risk it all.

If you are looking for a swoon-worthy romantic suspense, with no spice, a protective Christian hero seeking forgiveness, a small town that protects their own, and a team of wounded veterans turned private security officers, then Second Chance Serenity is for you!

When the Ocean Roars by Charlsie Estess 

He needs to surrender. She needs to fight. Are they ready for their next battle?

Weeks before the Ultimate Fighting World Championship, Keane “The Golden Lion” Temple lands in Japan for the battle of his professional life. The adored prizefighter is primed to take the win. And nothing has ever distracted him from victory in the ring.

But when his path collides with an intriguing woman, he gives in to impulse and asks her to spend his day off from training with him. Surely, he can keep his heart safe for one day.Ami Ono cannot pass on the invitation but also hides her full identity. As their extraordinary day bleeds into night, both realize one day won’t be enough. Then the excursion ends in disaster when Keane discovers who Ami is. They part ways, but compelling circumstances and an undeniable attraction draw them back together, driving their attraction—and her high-society family drama—to something more intense than Keane has ever faced. As the forbidden romance threatens to take down his principles in the knockout of his life, he struggles to honor his beliefs. Will The Golden Lion surrender his heart? Will Ami defy the domineering men in her life and accept it? Do they stand a chance against nature?

Flashover by Megan Besing, Susan May Warren, Lisa Phillips


An original series created by bestselling authors Susan May Warren and Lisa Phillips.

She never expected her second chance to show up… 

When her special ops brother was killed, Sophie Lamb left everything—and everyone—behind to start over. Now the owner of a ranch that rescues neglected horses, they’ve become her entire life. And sure, she’s still haunted by the death of her brother, but she doesn’t have time to miss those she’s lost—including her high school crush, Houston James, who she absolutely never thinks about. Okay, almost never.

In the middle of a wildfire….

Houston James can’t catch a break. Sure, he survived a house fire, and became a youth pastor, but a recent false accusation in ministry has sent him into a summer fighting fires. The last thing he expects is to find the girl he can’t forget…

When the blazing Montana wildfire threatens her ranch, Sophie refuses to abandon her rescued animals. But the last person she expects to show up and demand her evacuation is of course, Houston James.

Then her prized stallion goes missing, and she and Houston must work together to track him down before the fire catches up to them. And when they stumble upon a shocking discovery, they are forced to work together, and confront their heartbreaking past, if they hope to survive.

In this relentless fight against external threats and the ghosts of their pasts, Houston and Sophie stand on the brink of a second chance. But the fight isn’t over when the threat she left behind finds her…now, what will her second chance at love cost her?

Don’t miss out on this gripping tale of survival and redemption in the heart-pounding second installment of the Chasing Fire: Montana series.

The Crown Conspiracy by Connie Mann

She’s a master at spotting a forgery . . . and knowing how to create one. But can she solve a decades-old mystery?

The media spotlight is the last thing art thief and forger Sophie Williams needs. But when one of three long-missing royal portraits turns up in Germany at her best friend’s art gallery, the spotlight is exactly what she gets. Since the tragic deaths of Princess Johanna of Neuhansberg and her two children forty years ago, the whereabouts of these portraits have been unknown . . . and the timing of their reappearance—just days before a new prince’s coronation—reignites questions surrounding the infamous accident.

Then Sophie’s best friend vanishes, and a rumor about hidden treasure connected to the paintings surfaces, seemingly confirmed by a cryptic message on the back of the first canvas. Convinced that finding the other two portraits will lead to her friend, Sophie begins a twisty investigation that pits her against other ruthless treasure hunters, a handsome investigator who seems to dog her trail at every turn, and a mysterious group that offers help, wearing an emblem identical to one on the painting.

From Germany’s grand castles and soaring cathedrals through the Alps to the canals of Venice, Sophie must choose her allies carefully if she hopes to find the portraits, rescue her best friend—and perhaps save a throne—before time runs out.

Grayson by Laura Scott

Oath of Honor – To protect and serve.

Dangerous research…

Microbiologist Dr. Eve Shaw is stunned to narrowly miss being blown up by an explosion in the research institute where she works. Even more so to realize the bomb had been planted in her office set to go off during her presentation. Her research is aimed to help find the cure for disease, so why would someone want her dead?

Tactical Police Officer Grayson Clark rushes to Eve’s side in the aftermath of the explosion. Having known Eve from high school chemistry, he is just as stumped over why she would be targeted. Yet as he tries to keep her safe, it some becomes clear the bomber will not stop until he’s gotten rid of Eve for good. Can Grayson find the killer before it’s too late?

Celebrity Pastor by Creston Mapes

His Heart Was Right . . . Until It Wasn’t

Pastor Neil Gentry embarked on his ministry with genuine intentions, unwavering passion, and undeniable charisma. He had a gift for drawing people in and teaching profound truths that resonated deeply with the masses. As his influence grew, so did his fame.

Vine & Branches Church became one of the fastest growing in the world, with campuses in Atlanta, LA, Austin, NYC, and a TV ministry spanning the globe. Soon, Pastor Gentry and his wife Becky resembled royalty, enjoying fame and power—and basking in the adoration of their devoted followers.

Beneath the glitz and glamor, however, whispers of misconduct began to surface.

Accusations ranging from coverup and manipulation to corruption and sexual harassment cast a shadow over the once-glowing reputation of Vine & Branches. Was Pastor Gentry leading his flock above reproach, or was he using them to fuel his own ambitions? Could the rumors of emotional manipulation and abuse of power within the church’s inner circle possibly be true?

As the allure of popularity and power consume the Gentrys, they find themselves plummeting into the abyss of moral compromise. With the weight of their actions threatening to shatter everything they’ve built, one dire question remains: can anything or anyone break the spell before the unthinkable happens? 

Find out in the latest tension-filled thriller from acclaimed suspense novelist Creston Mapes.

Duplicity by Lisa Phillips


A score to settle.
Vanguard technical specialist Simon Olson has spent years working to make up for the mistakes he made. With his twin about to marry the love of his life, Simon has one last job to do, and he’ll be able to let go enough to move on without the past hanging over his head. Too bad it means going to high school for the first time…as a teacher.

A battle for truth.
Officer Catalina Alvarez is the East Benson High school resource officer. Even with the legacy of police service in her blood, it still seems as if everyone expects her to prove herself. Cat has found her place walking the mean streets…uh, halls…of high school. Still, the death of her partner and conviction of the kid who confessed to shooting them both never quite fit. If she finds the real killer, she’ll finally be able to let the past rest in peace.

As Simon hunts for the server hosting the criminal technology he invented, his new boss at Vanguard discovers what he’s doing and gives him an ultimatum. Cat is called to the scene of a missing teen girl, one of several abducted recently, allowing Vanguard and the police to join forces to fight a new threat—putting Cat and Simon in the middle when it all breaks open.
Simon finally gets his shot at taking down the communication network. But will the price of victory be too high?

Each Benson First Responders story is a stand-alone Christian romantic suspense.

Oasis Abduction by Jennifer Pierce

He vowed never to return to the islands after tragedy struck.
But now his family needs him.

FBI Agent Malo Taua returns home to investigate his cousin’s baby abduction claim, only to stumble upon a grim discovery—his cousin’s lifeless body. Reeling from this tragedy, Malo intervenes to save an elderly woman from a violent assault, only to learn she is his childhood friend Talia Ott’s grandmother.
When Talia discovers an old photograph of her as a baby, not with her family, she confronts her grandmother, who battles Alzheimer’s and is plagued by elusive memories, unearthing the painful truth-she was adopted.
As Malo and Talia’s paths intertwine, they embark on a journey to unravel family mysteries, bound by a shared history and a quest to unveil the island’s deepest, darkest secrets.

See How They Hide by Clare Revell

As the town reels from a bombing, the death toll rises. The search begins for those responsible. Every officer involved in the pursuit is either injured or negatively affected. DS Zander Ellery must assume command of the cross-county task force and lead the hunt.

Seriously injured, DC Isabel York, must fight for her place on the squad rather than the hospital bed she should actually occupy. Both she and Zander are coping with personal losses, which makes it difficult to stay detached and professional.

Time is running out as everything comes tumbling down around them. Can they catch those responsible, before it’ s too late?

A Nurse’s Ambush by Rebecca Hemlock

When ER Nurse Eliza Duncan is preparing medication for her patient and good friend Hester, she spots a familiar form sneaking into that patient’s room. She hurries back to the room to find Hester terrified and crying, but she’s alone. Whoever this person was, they threatened to reveal Hester’s dark secret. Eliza calls the police and searches for the culprit, but soon finds out she’s on his hit list, too.

The police find no signs of Hester’s “visitor” and dismiss her as paranoid. Eliza checks the hospital footage, only to find out that none of the cameras in Hester’s room were on during her encounter. Eliza hires private investigator Ben McCade, but this means digging into her past and facing her worst nightmare.

Dangerous Move by Roxanne Rustand

Has she just made the worst decision of her life?

Her husband walked out on her and their three, recently adopted children–children who desperately need a sense of security.

The children are her world, and she will do anything to keep them safe.
So now she has moved far away to a quaint small town in Northern Wisconsin, to start her new career as the administrator of Blackberry Hill Hospital.

But all is not what it seemed when she took the job.

The hospital death count is rising. And when a man from her past shows up, she must keep a dark secret from him…or risk everything she holds dear.

Operation: Equality by Kari Trumbo

Edwyn Brookings has been the foreman at Wayside Ranch almost since the beginning. He’s a rule follower to his core.

He broke one rule. One time. And it cost him the love of his life. Now, he adheres to the letter of the law, no give or take. He wants to see Nadine again, but knowing what his love cost her, why would she?

Nadine Ham left the navy for having a relationship with a superior officer, while he was allowed to keep his job. Life continued to be unfair for Nadine until years later when she is offered the chance to see him again. With revenge on her mind, she agrees. He’s enemy #1 and nothing will stand in the way of ruining his life.

If only the chemistry between them wasn’t so strong.

When the wives of the Wayside men decide to go on the offensive against known traffickers, her expertise will come in handy, but does she need their help at all? When the traffickers figure out their mission, will all of them be in danger?

Get this enemies to more sweet Christian romantic suspense with a guaranteed happily ever after.

One Last Chance by Susan May Warren

The voice on the radio saved his life.
But when he discovers who she is…it just might cost him everything.

Axel Mulligan was built to be a Coast Guard rescue swimmer. He could swim faster, endure longer and became a miracle for those in peril in the sea. Until a tragedy destroyed him and sent him home, to Alaska.

Now, three years later, he’s not going to let the past repeat itself, so as an Air One rescue swimmer, he’ll do anything to save lives. Including lose his own—which is what he expects when he goes into the icy waters of the Bering Sea, trying to rescue a cruise group of tourists. But for the voice on the other end of the Ham radio, he might have given up, let hypothermia win.

But it didn’t. Now he’ll do anything to find the voice and thank her.

Except the voice—Flynn Turnquist—is not who he thinks. A national wildlife researcher, she’s deep in the bush, tracking wolf pack patterns. Or is she? In fact, she’s a former cop, tracking down a serial killer. And she’s close enough to see his handiwork in the trail of bodies. She nearly had him—until he escaped into the Bering Sea. But she just knows he’s still alive…and she’s sure she’s on his trail…

When Axel finds Flynn…and what she’s really up to, it stirs up a terrible nightmare he’s been dodging for years—the kidnapping and death of his own cousin. Worse, he’s led the killer right to her doorstep. Now, it’s a race through Alaska to stay alive… and when tragedy strikes again, he must choose between rescue or redemption…

An exhilarating adventure through the Alaskan Wilderness!

Summer Suspicions: Ten Christian Romantic Suspense Novels by Alana Terry, Cynthia Hickey, Robin Patchen, Terry Toler, Mary Alford, Adam Blumer, Lesley Ann McDaniel, Linda K. Rodante, Camy Tang,  Jan Thompson

Summer Suspicions: Ten Christian Romantic Suspense Novels

Escape into a world of love, mystery, and faith with these ten Christian romantic suspense novels. Today’s bestselling Christian fiction authors are bringing you ten page-turning, action-packed adventures filled with unforgettable characters, adrenaline-pumping mysteries, and heartwarming romance.

Summer suspicions lurk everywhere in small towns and in the countryside, as well as in the cities and on the coast. Cowboys, protectors, former military, single moms, pastors, good friends, sheriffs, missing children, hostages, fugitives, heroes, villains, and more, all in one limited-edition boxed set collection just for the summer of 2024 only.

Read all new novels by these favorite authors!

Toils and Snares
by USA Today bestselling author Alana Terry

In the heart of Alaska, a young woman unravels a tangled web of deceit about the family she’s about to marry into, all while trying to hide secrets that could ruin not only her life but the lives of everyone she loves.

Cowboy Uncertainty (The Cowboys of Misty Hollow)
by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cynthia Hickey

When Pressley Hamilton arrives in Misty Hollow to purchase investment property next to the Rocking W Ranch, she had no idea the secrets buried deep in the earth. Can a handsome cowboy keep her safe when all seems lost?

Escaping with You
by USA Today bestselling author Robin Patchen

Logan’s plan to avoid his lost love goes awry when a gunman ambushes them, sending them on the run in the Maine woods.

Seven Year Rich (Millionaire Suspense Book 3)
by award-winning author Terry Toler

What will happen to a struggling young pastor and his wife when they win the largest lottery jackpot in history?

Night Watchman (A Scorpion Team Book)
by USA Today bestselling author Mary Alford

When a waitress stumbles upon a notebook left behind at an all-night diner, she finds herself in a desperate fight to live with the help of man who is more than a customer.

The Last time She Saw Her (North Woods Chronicles Book 3)
by award-winning author Adam Blumer

When Crystal Thayer’s best friend goes missing, suspicion points to her stalker boyfriend. But is someone else to blame?

Hidden from View (Montana Peril Series Book 2)
by USA Today bestselling author Lesley Ann McDaniel

When a recently widowed young mother discovers that her toddler has gone missing, she must accept the protection of a handsome sheriff or risk becoming the target of a killer.

Water Fall
by award-winning author Linda K. Rodante

A flood, a boy’s rescue, a dead body. Can Annalisa Carrabelle keep the boy safe from a killer who wants to kill again?

Sushi and Suspicions
by USA Today bestselling author Camy Tang

Trouble follows Liv on her vacation to Hawaii when she is framed for the theft of an antique rifle. Only a handsome investigator can help clear her name…and maybe give her a reason to stay in the islands.

Never a Fugitive (Defender Sweethearts Book 3)
by USA Today bestselling author Jan Thompson

A grieving accountant seeking justice for his murdered brother finds himself on the run with a senator’s former mistress who knows too many secrets

Rocky Mountain Journey by Misty M. Beller 

Faith Collins embarks on a perilous journey through the untamed wilderness of the Rocky Mountains in search of the Peigan Blackfoot woman who once saved her father’s life. Masquerading as a man, she follows a group of trappers who may be able to lead her to the place the woman is hiding, but keeping Faith’s identity a secret proves more difficult than she imagined. 

Grant Allen is searching for his younger brother who was separated from him when their parents died many years ago. After receiving word that his brother went west to the Rockies, he joins a band of trappers, hoping they can lead him to his brother’s location. Soon Grant realizes there’s a woman hiding among the men, and he’s determined to find out her identity, what she’s hiding, and how he can keep her safe in this country of wild animals and even wilder men.

Toward the Dawn by Mary Connealy  

Despite trials that threaten their path forward, hope dawns for a future filled with love.

Kat Wadsworth and Sebastian Jones never imagined their lives would entwine so closely. Forced to flee on a wagon train from a vengeful uncle and an unknown gunman, they live in a hidden canyon with the family that rescued them. But as the days turn into months, they each have separate reasons for wanting to move back to society, and the best way to the independence they desperately crave might be through a marriage of convenience.

However, settling into their homestead in Cheyenne, Wyoming, reveals a different reality for Kat. Her new husband becomes consumed by his inventions, leaving her feeling lonely and isolated. And just when they think they’ve left the danger behind, a mysterious attacker lurks in the shadows, threatening the new life they’ve built. Together, they must confront the perils from their pasts to forge a future with hope and the prospect of love.

When Plans Go Awry by Denise M. Colby

Olivia Carmichael escapes her past to become the next schoolmarm in the small ranching community of Washton, California. Her plan? Live a quiet spinster life alone, never to depend on anyone again.

Luke Taylor selected a mail-order bride to help raise his two younger sisters and protect his broken heart. His plans don’t include being responsible for the beautiful new schoolmarm, who threatens his resolve between his need to stay away and his need to ensure her safety.

Along the way, Olivia’s carefully laid-out plans are challenged at every turn, and Luke’s mail-order bride is not what he expected.

With the help of the entire town and its wily rooster, can Luke and Olivia learn to trust again?

The Hudson Collection by Jocelyn Green

Step into the beguiling world of 1926 New York and discover the power of resilience, friendship, and love from award-winning author Jocelyn Green. 

Elsa Reisner’s lifelong dream of working as an ornithologist at the American Museum of Natural History is fading as the job begins to drain her passion. But fate takes an unexpected turn when she is assigned to catalog the bequest of a recently deceased patron whose Gothic country mansion holds secrets and treasures waiting to be discovered.

As Elsa delves into her task, she forms an unlikely bond with the estate’s delightful gardener and her daughter, as well as an architectural salvage dealer who still bears scars from the Great War. Together, they embark on a thrilling treasure hunt for a missing relic intended to safeguard the servants’ futures before the estate is sold. At the same time, Elsa’s body seems to betray her with new symptoms from a childhood disease that isn’t through with her yet.

With the brooding veteran and her handsome colleague joining the search, Elsa must navigate the tangled web of secrets and hidden motives along with the changing state of her health. As her deadline looms ever closer, will she be able to secure a new life for her friends before the estate slips from their grasp?

Dreams on the Horizon by Penny Zeller 

Can love overcome all obstacles?

Mae Shepherdson’s dream of a school for the deaf has finally come to fruition. All is going well until she receives devastating news: the railroad wants to build a spur through the property where the Horizon School for the Deaf is located. What will become of the children who attend the school and the employees who so tirelessly commit their time and resources? Mae questions why God would allow the closing of a school that has been the lifeline for so many young pupils. And what of her dream that no child should endure being ostracized as she once was?

Trail of Promises by Susan F. Craft

A marriage of convenience will protect her reputation on the long trail ahead, but he’s barely more than a stranger…

Tessa Harris is a woman without options. When she’s stranded nearly two hundred miles from her destination, her only companions are a former British Cavalry officer and his two young brothers. Society dictates they cannot travel without a chaperone, but can she trust this handsome stranger to protect her if they choose to marry? And if so, should she show her feelings or guard her heart? She’s learned the hard way how painful it is to love a man who doesn’t reciprocate.

Stephen Griffith has enough responsibility caring for his young brothers, and now he shoulders the massive responsibility of keeping his new wife safe as they cross the wilderness toward a new life. And though he tries to keep her at arm’s length, reminding himself their marriage may only be a temporary arrangement, he cannot seem to shake the feelings growing for her.

When they fall into the hands of outlaws, Tessa and Stephen must overcome their hardest obstacle yet. Only God can bring them safely to the end of the trail where enduring love awaits.

Moonlight on the Mississippi by Stephenia H. McGee

A lost treasure, a mysterious disappearance, and a deadly family secret—but winning her heart might be the real challenge.

Steamboat Captain Camilla Lockhart discovers a handsome stranger on board with an offer he claims she can’t refuse. If he thinks she will get involved in another hopeless treasure quest, he’s lost his sunbaked mind. Not after what happened to her father. But with her boat falling apart and her crew about to starve, Mr. Gray’s unusual proposal might be her only hope.

Daniel Gray inherited a host of problems, including a clue that could unlock old family secrets and a treasure that’s long since faded to lore. His father left him with only one name—Lockhart. But when he hires the striking, yet unconventional, steamboat captain to help him navigate the treacherous waters of the Mississippi River, he never expects his heart to get tangled in the currents.

With a criminal operation’s net tightening around them, the two must battle against time to uncover a lost family treasure and solve a mysterious disappearance before the men hunting them from the shadows discover the dangerous truth.

Coal Black Lies by Cindy Sproles

Believing the bitter lies you tell yourself leaves little room for the sweetness of truth

Coal miner Joshua Morgan managed to do the impossible–he broke away from the stranglehold of the iron-fisted Barton family and the Company Store, to whom all the miners in the Appalachian Mountains are indebted. But it cost him the life of his young daughter, who was run down by a posse led by Thomas Barton while coming to collect Joshua’s payment to the store.

Five years later, a sweet but slow-witted young girl lands on his doorstep, and Joshua’s desire to protect her from the clutches of the Bartons increases his thirst for vengeance. Joshua sets out to discover where the girl came from in order to take down the Barton family once and for all.

His journey leads him to the truth about the day his daughter died, a reality he finds hard to accept. But when confronted by Thomas Barton himself, Joshua is forced to rethink the dark lies brewing in his heart. If he broke away, could Thomas have also? Despite his misgivings, can Joshua join forces with a man he once despised to free the miners from the tyrannical Barton family and forge a future of peace for both the young girl and himself?

A Conflicted Betrothal by Denise Weimer

A King’s Ranger, a secret patriot, and a love that calls everything into question.

As a King’s Ranger on Georgia’s frontier, Ansel Anderson loves his independent life. But he’s also a second son, which means he’ll need the favor of someone influential to secure a land grant to settle his future. What better way to win support than by marrying the daughter of a member of the Governor’s Council? Yet Ansel’s straightforward plan is complicated by Miss Scott’s aloofness and his own growing sympathy for the passionate cause of the Liberty Boys.

As drawn to the enigmatic Ansel Anderson as Temperance Scott might be, he’d be more of a match for her feisty twin sister—who is all too happy to oblige. Not only would timid, nearsighted Temperance make a poor wife for a man trained for life on the frontier, but anyone she allows close to her must share her secret patriot ideals.

When Savannah erupts into riots and intrigue following the passage of the Stamp Act, Ansel is tasked with identifying a spy passing sensitive information to the Liberty Boys and the author of anonymous letters threatening those loyal to the governor. And as suspicions focus on the Scott family, which is he prepared to sacrifice—love or loyalty?

Born of Gilded Mountains by Amanda Dykes

A lost treasure. A riddled quest. The healing power of friendship.

Legends are tucked into every fold of the Colorado mountains surrounding the quaint town of Mercy Peak, where residents are the stuff of tall tales, the peaks are taller still, and a lost treasure has etched mystery into the very terrain.

In 1948, when outsider Mercy Windsor arrives after a scandal shatters her gilded world as Hollywood’s beloved leading lady, she is determined to forge a new life in obscurity in this time-forgotten Colorado haven. She purchases Wildwood, an abandoned estate with a haunting history, and begins to restore it to its former glory.

But as she does, her every move tugs at the threads of the mountain’s lore, unearthing what became of her long-lost pen pal Rusty Bright, and the whereabouts of the infamous Galloping Goose Railcar No. 8, which vanished years ago–along with the mailbag it carried, whose contents could change the course of countless lives. Not to mention the fabled treasure that–if found–could right so many wrongs.

Among the towering mountains that stand as silent witnesses, the ghosts of the past entangle with the courage of the present to find a place where healing, friendship, and hope can abide amid a world forever changed.

Truth Be Told by Patricia Raybon

Denver’s newest detective. A garden’s deadly secrets.

On a lovely June night in 1924, amateur detective Annalee Spain is mingling bravely at a high-class political fundraiser in the lush backyard garden of famed political fixer Cooper Coates, one of the wealthiest men in Denver’s Black neighborhood of Five Points. When Coates’s young daughter discovers a pretty stranger dead in her father’s garden shed, Annalee is thrust onto the baffling new case just as she’s reeling from another recent discovery—a handwritten letter, found buried in her own garden, that reveals the identity of her mother.

Not ready to face the truth about her hidden past, Annalee throws herself into solving the mystery of the young woman’s demise. With the help of her pastor boyfriend Jack Blake, her orphaned buddy Eddie, and her trustworthy church friends, Annalee follows the clues to three seemingly disconnected settings—a traveling carnival set up downtown, a Black civic club, and a prestigious white seminary on the outskirts of Denver. Intriguing advice also comes from a famous, real-life Denver visitor. But is Annalee on the right track or just running in circles, fleeing from conflicts racing in her heart?

In a taut, heart-gripping narrative driven by secrets, romance, and lies, Annalee must unravel a case with higher stakes than she imagined—one where answers about a lovely woman’s death point to truths and tensions still throbbing today.

Bitter and Sweet: A Novel by Rhonda McKnight

From the beloved author of The Thing About Home comes a dual timeline tale of family, grief, secrets, and the sweet redemption that lies within the bonds of sisterhood.

-The Present-

When summoned to Georgetown, South Carolina, sisters Mariah Clark and Sabrina Holland both assume their ailing grandfather’s health has gotten worse. Neither expects their grandmother’s undeniable request–save the family restaurant.

Mariah is at a crossroad in her life. After being dumped by her husband and forced to walk away from their diner that she helped rescue from bankruptcy, bitter feelings consume her. Even though the restaurant has been in the family for eighty-six years, giving her all to another struggling business isn’t something she wants to do.

Living out of her van and striving for a fresh start, Sabrina yearns for stability for herself and her daughter and a chance to turn her baking hustle into a bona-fide business. The family restaurant may be just the blessing she needs–but as old tensions and angry disagreements resurface, Sabrina wonders if her sister will let her have a say.

-The Past-

After falling victim to a love she thought would last a lifetime, Tabitha Cooper finds herself away from home and struggling to survive in Charleston in the early twentieth century. She is determined to turn corn into cornbread and to take care of her children the best way she knows how–by serving food that’s good for the soul–and along the way forges a path that leaves a legacy of success for generations to come.

Through letters that reveal Tabitha’s complicated past, the sisters discover truths that just might be the right recipe to mend their hearts–if they can find a way to savor the blessing of today and leave the bitter aftertaste of old memories behind them.

The Shadow Within by Karen Hancock

Abramm Kalladorne has returned to Kiriath to claim the crown he thought he would never wear and to prepare his people for the inevitable attack of the armies of the Black Moon. Though fiercely opposed by his own kin and reluctant to thrust his country into civil war at the worst possible time, he nevertheless believes this course of action is Kiriath’s only hope of salvation.

In the midst of this turmoil, a headstrong princess from a neighboring realm endeavors to uncover Abramm’s secrets—including his heroic exploits as the White Pretender and the fact that he wears a golden shield upon his chest—and her interference threatens to destroy any chance he has of maintaining his rightful place of king.

Against a backdrop of somber council meetings and back-alley sword fights, of magnificent ballrooms and windswept mountain fortresses, plots and counterplots unfold as old alliances dissolve and new ones form. If he is to succeed, Abramm must come to terms with his own limitations—and the sufficiency of the one who controls his destiny.

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