Take a little magic with you wherever you go this summer.
Her Brother’s Keeper by Beth Wiseman — Charlotte Dolinsky disguises herself as an Amish woman to investigate her brother’s death never, expecting to fall in love with quiet Amish man Isaac Miller. (Amish Romance from HarperCollins Christian Publishing [Thomas Nelson and Zondervan])
The Cowboy’s Surprise Baby by Deb Kastner — Navy veteran Cole Bishop returns to Serendipity Texas to make a new life with his son, only to find he has to work with his high school flame, Tessa Applewhite. (Contemporary Romance from Love Inspired [Harlequin])
A Father’s Second Chance by Mindy Obenhaus — Businesswoman Celeste Thompson has one goal: to make her restaurant and hotel a success. She doesn’t need any distractions, even from handsome contractor Gage Purcell and his two adorable little girls. (Contemporary Romance from Love Inspired [Harlequin])
Among the Fair Magnolias by Tamera Alexander, Shelley Shepard Gray, Dorothy Love and Elizabeth Musser— In the most turbulent decade of our nation’s history, four Southern women–destinies forged by birth, hearts steeled by war–face near impossible choices on their journeys in life . . . and in love. (Historical Romance from HarperCollins Christian Publishing [Thomas Nelson and Zondervan])
The Daughters of Jim Farrell by Sylvia Bambola – Three sisters seek to prove their father innocent of murder in spite of great danger and the possibility they will loose the men they love. (Historical Romance, Independently Published)
The Convenient Bride Collection by Amanda Barratt, Andrea Boeshaar, Mona Hodgson, Melissa Jagears,Maureen Lang, Gabrielle Meyer, Jennifer Uhlarik, Erica Vetsch and Renee Yancy — God can take the best-laid plans and turn them into something even better, as nine couples who marry for convenience soon learn. In fascinating settings from America’s history, the convenient brides take their nuptials out of necessity. . .never dreaming that God might turn them into true love stories for His glory. (Historical Romance from Barbour Publishing)
The Lady and the Mountain Fire by Misty M. Beller — Care-giving granddaughter Claire Sullivan and Bryan Donaghue, a doctor with a bad reputation, can’t seem to get along-until disaster strikes their wild Montana mining town, and Claire’s desire to help lands her in the midst of the fire. (Historical Romance, Independently Published)
To Capture Her Heart (The Southold Chronicles) by Rebecca DeMarino — In 1653, when Heather Flower, a princess of the Montauk tribe, is kidnapped by a rival tribe, she finds herself rescued by handsome Dutch Lieutenant Dirk Van Buren. Torn between her affection for Dirk and her long friendship with family friend Benjamin Horton, Heather Flower must make a difficult choice–stay true to her friend or follow her heart. (Historical Romance from Revell [Baker Publishing])
A Bride at Last by Melissa Jagears — Can Silas, Kate, and Anthony’s wounded souls bind them together as a family, or will past hurts and new resentments leave them lonely forever? (Historical Romance from Bethany House [Baker Publishing])
Irish Meadows (Courage to Dream) by Susan Anne Mason — Two O’Leary sisters search for love and independence from their domineering father in 1911 Long Island, New York. (Historical Romance from Bethany House [Baker Publishing])
To Soar on Eagle’s Wings by Renee Blare — Spring arrives to the Snowy Range and instead of relaxation, Rachel finds herself the center of a Timber Springs crime spree, but she isn’t too upset when she discovers the new game warden’s an old family friend. (Romantic Suspense, Independently Published)
Gone Without a Trace by Patricia Bradley — Homicide detective Livy Reynolds’s cousin had disappeared from Logan Point. The last person she wants working the case with her is self-assured private investigator Alex Jennings. But when Alex contacts her with a lead, she’ll have to find a way to work with him-before it’s too late. (Romantic Suspense from Revell [Baker Publishing])
Emergency Reunion by Sandra Orchard — Paramedic Sherri Steele refuses to believe someone’s out to get her-until she’s held at knifepoint in her own ambulance. With every emergency call to the paramedics turning into an attack on Sherri’s life, it still takes her high school crush, deputy sheriff Cole Donovan, to convince her she needs protection. Cole is certain Sherri has a stalker-worse, his brother’s the lead suspect. (Romantic Suspense from Love Inspired [Harlequin])
What is your “must have” reading for a summer vacation? A particular genre? A particular author?
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