Christian Fiction Spotlight with Author Tamera Lynn Kraft

Red Sky Over America
Ladies of Oberlin Book 1
by Tamera Lynn Kraft
William and America confront evil, but will it costs them everything?

In 1857, America, the daughter of a slave owner, is an abolitionist and a student at Oberlin College, a school known for its radical ideas. America goes home to Kentucky during school break to confront her father about freeing his slaves.

America’s classmate, William, goes to Kentucky to preach abolition to churches that condone slavery. America and William find themselves in the center of the approaching storm sweeping the nation and may not make it home to Ohio or live through the struggle.

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Christian Fiction Spotlight with Author Elaine Marie Cooper

War’s Respite

by Elaine Marie Cooper

In 1763, the war with the French came to a close. While most Connecticut colonists breathed in relief, others are faced with unexpected conflicts as battles of a different nature ensue at home.
Veteran Abijah Whitney regrets leaving his pregnant wife behind when he was called away to war. The news of her death during childbirth as well as the ugly brutalities of war have left their mark. His only comfort is the knowledge that his daughter survived. But his plans for her upon his return will cause an uproar in many lives, including the aunt who raised her.
Primrose Allan’s sole consolation after the death of her sister in childbirth is the baby girl who lived. The aunt raises the girl as her own, fearing that one day the girl’s father might return for her. But Primrose never imagined the nightmare that would ensue.
Dr. Isaac Northrup is a friend caught in the middle of the turmoil. Always desiring to bring healing, he feels helpless in the events that cause pain and heartache to others, as well as himself.
Jonas Wooding, the town’s blacksmith, is caught in the strife, made all the worse by a serious epidemic. Bound by constrictions of local law and forced to face his own grief, Jonas’s trust in God is stretched beyond endurance.
When all seems lost, will faith endure?

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Christian Fiction Spotlight with Author Brenda Gates

Anna’s Song

by Brenda Gates

When Anna Marie’s twin sister, Adeline, disappears, Anna will do anything to find her. Everyone believes Adeline is dead, but Anna knows better. Anna Marie has a particular form of synesthesia in which she “hears” various people as sounds or songs, and she can still hear her sister’s song. When her search plunges Anna back to Civil War Missouri, she has so much more at stake that finding her sister. Will she survive as a wartime refugee? Can she help protect the family that takes her in? Can she learn what love really is? Will she ever find a song of her own?

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Christian Fiction Spotlight with Joanna Emerson

Hannah’s Civil Pirate
by Joanna Emerson
Based on a true story.
Hannah Jones knows little more than the evils of slavery. She yearns for freedom for herself and her children. But in Charleston, SC in the 1850s, freedom is impossible for a a black woman.
Then she meets Robert Smalls, who doesn’t think like anyone else she ever met before. And he might just be daring and galant enough to attempt the impossible: escape.
If they succeed, they will gain freedom for their family and friends. If they fail, the Confederate army would hang Robert as a pirate and would kill his whole family. Or worse, send them back to slavery.
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Christian Fiction Spotlight with Author Laura L. Drumb

From Now Until Forever

by Laura L. Drumb

In 1853, deep in Indian Territory, Mandy Clark is captured by the Kiowa warrior Ken-ai-te. Instantly, everything changes for her. She struggles to hold onto her faith in a loving God while vowing to choose death over torture or a lifetime of slavery. Not only must she fight to preserve her chastity and even her own sanity from the threat of her captor but also from an evil warrior bent on her destruction.

When a long-held secret is revealed from her father’s journal, Mandy senses purpose behind God’s protection and provision from the beginning as resentment turns into respect, then an uneasy friendship—and eventually into love. Then tragedy strikes. Will her faith be strong enough to withstand this loss and find contentment with the Kiowa, from now until forever?

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Christian Fiction Spotlight with Author Karen Witemeyer

Stealing the Preacher
by Karen Witemeyer
On his way to interview for a position at a church in the Piney Woods of Texas, Crockett Archer can scarcely believe it when he’s forced off the train by a retired outlaw and presented to the man’s daughter as the minister she requested for her birthday. Worried this unfortunate detour will ruin his chances of finally serving a congregation of his own, Crockett is determined to escape. But when he finally gets away, he’s haunted by the memory of the young woman he left behind–a woman whose dreams now hinge on him.

For months, Joanna Robbins prayed for a preacher. A man to breathe life back into the abandoned church at the heart of her community. A man to assist her in fulfilling a promise to her dying mother. A man to help her discover answers to the questions that have been on her heart for so long. But just when it seems God has answered her prayers, it turns out the parson is there against his will and has dreams of his own calling him elsewhere. Is there any way she can convince Crockett to stay in her little backwoods community? And does the attraction between them have any chance of blossoming when Joanna’s outlaw father is dead set against his daughter courting a preacher?

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Christian Fiction Spotlight with Author Sandra Ardoin

A Love Most Worthy

by Sandra Ardoin

She didn’t know which was colder, Arctic winter or her new husband’s heart.

Hallie Russell believes life should be lived to the fullest. For that reason, she sails to the gold rush town of Nome, Alaska to take her cousin’s place as the mail-order bride of a respected shopkeeper. But when her aloof husband’s wedding-night announcement rocks her plans for their marriage, Hallie sees her desire for a family to call her own vanish as quickly as the dreams of hopeful miners.

Tragedy led Rance Preston to repent of his rowdy ways and open a general store for the miners in Nome. He’s content in his bachelorhood, but his two orphaned nephews deserve a proper and serious-minded mother. Duped once by a vivacious female, he’s determined to never again let his heart overrule his head…until the high spirits of his new bride threaten his resolve. 

When a misunderstanding comes to light, will they allow the gale force winds of insecurity to destroy what they each need most?

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