Tag Archives: inspirational fiction

New Bestseller Club Titles

cavendon hallCavendon Hall by Barbara Taylor Bradford [April 2014]
Set over a period of sixteen years (from 1913 to 1929), this is the story of the two families who live in Cavendon Hall – the aristocratic Inghams and the Swanns who serve them. With World War I looming, these two families will find themselves tested in ways they never thought possible and they will never be the same.

dating, dining, and desperationDating, Dining, and Desperation by Melody Carlson [March 2014]
Daphne Ballinger has learned to accept her deceased, eccentric aunt’s strange request that she marry in order to inherit her estate, along with taking over her aunt’s hometown paper’s advice column. When Daphne takes in a young girl left parentless and in the care of her dying grandmother, she soon discovers the girl has a very handsome and single uncle. 

live to see tomorrowLive to See Tomorrow by Iris Johansen [April 2014]
Catherine Ling has been a CIA Operative since she was fourteen years old. Now, years later, Catherine is as lethal as she is beautiful. Catherine has been called to a new task: rescue an imprisoned journalist in Tibet–a woman who has been subjected to unspeakable horrors. Will either of them live to see tomorrow?

blossom street bridesBlossom Street Brides by Debbie Macomber [March 2014]
As three women’s lives intersect in unexpected ways, Lydia, Lauren, and Bethanne realize that love heals every heart, and the best surprises still lay ahead.

bridge to havenBridge to Haven by Francine Rivers [April 2014]
Found under a bridge as an infant, Abra has changed her name to Lena Scott and headed to Hollywood. Few know the price she’s paid to finally feel like she’s somebody. She has burned every bridge to get exactly what she thought she wanted. Now, all she wants is a way back home. 

take this cupTake This Cup by Bodie & Brock Thoene [March 2014]
30 years after the birth of Jesus, Nehemiah must travel the long caravan road to Jerusalem, and he is charged with an unusual mission—to carry a mysterious object back to the holy city. Only Nehemiah understands the true sacrifice that is to come as he makes the cup worthy of his Savior.

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Latest Bestseller Club Holds

first dateFirst Date by Melody Carlson [Oct 2013]
Five high school friends start a secret club they call the DG (Dating Game), to get dates for Homecoming. The things they learn about boys and dating will stick with them throughout high school.

command authorityCommand Authority by Tom Clancy [Dec 2013]
There’s a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden in the past. The clue to the mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.

cellCell by Robin Cook [Jan 2014]
The smartphone is poised to take on a new role in medicine, as a fully customizable personal physician capable of diagnosing and treating. It is called iDoc, and beta tests are resulting in dead patients. Is it possible that iDoc is being subverted by hackers and that the U.S. government is involved in a cover-up?

mirageMirage by Clive Cussler [Nov 2013]
In October 1943, a U.S. destroyer sailed out of Philadelphia and supposedly vanished, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The story was considered a hoax–but now there is talk of a new weapon soon to be auctioned, something very dangerous to America’s interests, and the rumors link it to the great inventor Nikola Tesla, who was working with the Navy when he died in 1943. Are his notes in the hands of enemies?

hazardous dutyHazardous Duty by W.E.B. Griffin [Dec 2013]
Mexican drug cartels are shooting up the streets of Laredo and El Paso. Somali pirates are holding three U.S. tankers for ransom. The President is fed up and has a bright idea–put Colonel Charley Castillo and his men on the case. It’s sure to be hazardous duty.

death tradeThe Death Trade by Jack Higgins [Dec 2013]
An eminent Iranian scientist has made a breakthrough in nuclear weapons research, but he can’t stand the thought of his regime owning the bomb. He would run if he could, but if he does, his family dies. Sean Dillon and Sara Gideon think there might be a way to pull off an escape.

bull riverRobert B. Parker’s Bull River by Robert Knott [Jan 2014]
Itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are back in the saddle. When a robbery suspect is found severely beaten it’s a murderer they’ve hunted down who becomes the key to their investigation. Cole and Hitch are soon on the trail of the money, two calculating brothers, and the daughter of Saint Louis’s most prominent millionaire in a story that brings revenge to a whole new level.

innocenceInnocence by Dean Koontz [Dec 2013]
Something more than chance brings together an exile from society and a fugitive in a world whose hour of reckoning is approaching.

river roadRiver Road by Jayne Ann Krentz [Jan 2014]
It’s been thirteen years since Lucy Sheridan was in Summer River. Lucy now works for a private investigation firm as a forensic genealogist, while her old friend Mason has quit the police force to run a successful security firm with his brother. Mason saved Lucy once and he’ll save her again, but this time, she insists on playing a role in her own rescue . . .

bourne retributionRobert Ludlum’s The Bourne Retribution by Eric Lustbader [Dec 2013]
Jason Bourne is after the man who ordered the murder of Rebeka. As he plans on avenging the woman he loved, he also moves ever closer to his own death . . .

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Worthy Brown’s Daughter by Phillip Margolin [Jan 2014]
Phillip Margolin explores intriguing new territory in Worthy Brown’s Daughter, a compelling historical drama, set in nineteenth-century Oregon, that combines a heartbreaking story of slavery and murder with classic Margolin plot twists.

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Forget Me Not by Fern Michaels [Dec 2013]
With a popular comic strip, card line, and children’s cartoon to her name, Lucy Brighton should be in a happy place. But the ache of a cold, lonely childhood lingers on. Then Lucy receives a call that her parents have been killed in a car crash and she realizes how little she actually knew about their lives.

secret santaSecret Santa by Fern Michaels [Oct 2013]
A compilation of Christmas stories, by Fern Michaels and three others.

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Sabrina’s Man by Gilbert Morris [Dec 2013]
Sabrina’s pampered life comes to a screeching halt when a vile conman steals away her younger sister. When her daddy’s money can’t buy justice, Sabrina takes matters into her own hands on a wild west adventure.

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Private L.A. by James Patterson [Feb 2014]
Private Jack Morgan investigates the disappearance of the biggest superstar couple in Hollywood. Thom and Jennifer Harlow are the perfect couple, with three perfect children. But as Jack uncovers clues, the Golden Couple starts to look a little tarnished.

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All Things Hidden by Tracie Peterson [Jan 2014]
Gwyn Hillerman acts as a nurse at her father’s medical practice in 1935 rural Alaska. Dr. Jeremiah Vaughan finds his life suddenly turned upside down when his medical license is stripped away after he loses an affluent patient. As the two families intertwine, more and more secrets are revealed.

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Hunted by Karen Robards [Dec 2013]
Caroline Wallace is one of New Orleans PD’s top hostage negotiators, but this time, the hostages include her boss and the mayor. And the hostage taker is an extremely dangerous former co-worker.

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Dark Witch by Nora Roberts [Nov 2013]
With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. She finds solace in the land of Ireland, but an ancient evil has wound its way around Iona’s family tree and must be defeated. Family and friends will fight with each other and for each other to keep the promise of hope alive.

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Standup Guy by Stuart Woods [Jan 2014]
Stone Barrington’s newest client does not seem the type to bring mayhem in his wake. A polite, well-deported gentleman, he comes to Stone seeking legal expertise on an unusual and potentially lucrative dilemma. Stone points him in the right direction and sends him on his way, but it’s soon clear Stone hasn’t seen the end of the case.

Coming Soon to the Bestsellers Club

vow for always
A Vow for Always by Wanda E. Brunstetter, coming July, 2013
The last of a 6-consecutive-month release Amish serial novel. An Amish couple is faced with the greatest challenge of their young lives.

lock stock and over a barrel
Lock, Stock, and Over a Barrel by Melody Carlson, coming May, 2013

Writer Dorothy Ballinger moves from the Big Apple to small town Appleton after inheriting her aunt’s estate. However, she has to agree to some very specific terms or the estate goes to… Aunt Dot’s cats.

JOYLAND
Joyland by Stephen King, coming June, 2013
The story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder and the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.

first sight
First Sight by Danielle Steel, coming July, 2013
Paris, L.A., and the world of ready to wear fashion provide backdrops for this story of a gifted designer whose talent and drive have brought her everything–except the ability to erase her past and trust relationships.

litter of the law
The Litter of the Law by Rita Mae Brown, coming June, 2013
A new mystery starring Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen, the cat detectives Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and Tee Tucker, the crime-solving corgi. Halloween arrives early this year to rural central Virginia, when a killer will stop at nothing to protect a multimillion-dollar scheme.

Lose Yourself in the World of the Amish with Wanda E. Brunstetter

The Amish fiction genre has greatly increased in popularity in the past few years, but Wanda E. Brunstetter was one of the founders.

Her fascination with Amish culture began when she met her husband, Richard Brunstetter, who grew up in a Mennonite church. According to her website, when researching family history she also discovered that her grandparents were Anabaptists, who led a simpler way of life.

Her primary attraction to the Amish is, “their desire to live a devout Christian life that strives to honor God, work hard, and maintain close family ties.”

Currently, Brunstetter is working on a serialized saga of Lancaster County – one book is coming out every month until the series is finished. The next installments are coming in April, May & June of 2013.

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In addition to her research and writing, Brunstetter is a professional puppeteer and ventriloquist.

Her favorite Amish communities to visit in the U.S. are:

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Holmes County, Ohio

Northeastern Indiana

Sarasota, Florida

Christian County, Kentucky

Webster County, Missouri

Her favorite “Englisher” vacation spot is Hawaii.

Inspirational Fiction Coming in the Feb/March (Plus a Few Other Titles)

 silence Silence of Winter by Wanda Brunstetter – Brunstetter is releasing 6 consecutive novels every month in her Lancaster County Saga. The saga begins with Goodbye to Yesterday (coming February 2013). Coming to the Scott County Library System March 2013.
 dream  Dream for Tomorrow by Melody Carlson continues the Martin family’s adventures as they journey the Oregon trail. Perilous mountain and river crossings bring out the best and worst of the travelers as they make their way West. Coming to the Scott County Library System February 2013.
 guardian  Guardian by Beverly Lewis – From one of the authors who started the Amish-fiction craze comes a story of a missing child who is found by a Pennsylvania schoolteacher. Will the cloistered Old Order Amish community nearby have answers about the child’s past? Coming to the Scott County Library System March 2013.
 rosasland  Rosa’s Land by Gilbert Morris – Lafayette Riordan longs to become a Wild West marshal. But his pampered upbringing has left him unprepared for the tough life on the frontier. Will he find his courage? Coming to the Scott County Library System February 2013.
 icecutter  Icecutter’s Daughter by Tracie Peterson – Merrill Krause wants nothing more than a family of her own but she is bound to her father and brothers by a deathbed promise. As Merrill helps take care of the family business of icecutting in the brutal Minnesota winter, will her own dreams come true? Coming to the Scott County Library System March 2013.
 whenjesuswept  When Jesus Wept by Bodie & Brock Thoene – A new series called the Jerusalem Chronicles takes readers through a fictional account of Jesus’ life and times. Coming to the Scott County Library System March 2013.
 sixyears  Six Years by Harlan Coben – Six years have passed since Jake Sanders watched the love of his life marry another man. But when that other man dies, Jake can’t keep himself away from the funeral. The grieving widow, however, is not the woman he has pined over – and no one seems to remember her! Coming to the Scott County Library System March 2013.
 striker  Striker by Clive Cussler  – Detective Isaac Bell returns only two years out of his apprenticeship at the Van Dorn Detective agency with an urgent message for his boss regarding radical unionist saboteurs in the coal mines. Coming to the Scott County Library System March 2013.
 nightmoves  Night Moves by Randy Wayne White – The twentieth Doc Ford novel brings out buried secrets from Ford and his friend Tomlinson’s past. Can they survive an assassination attempt? Coming to the Scott County Library System March 2013.
 moonlight  Moonlight Masquerade by Jude Deveraux – The third book in the Edilean trilogy chronically the lives of three college friends. Coming to the Scott County Library System January 2013

Books in Time for the Holidays

A plethora of new books are now on hold for Scott County Library System BESTSELLER Club Patrons. Sign up to be placed on the hold list at your closest Scott County Library location – or place your own through the links to the RiverShare catalog below.

 Husband List the Husband List by Janet Evanovich – Set in New York City in 1894, Evanovich’s newest book follows the story of Caroline Maxwell, a young woman who longs for the adventures her brothers get to have, but is stuck at home waiting for a husband.
Coming January 2013
 Collateral Damage Collateral Damage by Stuart Woods – Stone Barrington is back – and back in Manhattan – where he receives a visit from CIA assistant director Holly Barker. The visit starts another mystery full of danger and intrigue.
Coming December 2012
 Perfect Hope  the Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts – Book three in the Inn Boonsboro trilogy introduces the sexy Montgomery brothers – opening their own Bed & Breakfast in Hope Beaumont’s town.
Coming November 2012
 Shiver  Shiver by Karen Robards – Samantha Jones was just trying to get by. The 23-year-old single mother was re-poing cars in East St. Louis when she found a bloody body in a trunk – and that began her terrifying fight to survive.
Coming December 2012
 Nano  Nano by Robin Cook – Pia Gradzani is taking a year off to escape medical school and New York City by working for a company called Nanobots. But instead of a break, she wanders into a maze of corporate secrets and human guinea pigs.
Coming December 2012
 Last Man  the Last Man by Vince Flynn – A CIA agent has gone missing with critical secrets. Can Mitch Rapp find him before it’s too late?
Coming November 2012
 Ninth Girl  the 9th Girl by Tami Hoag – Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are back trying to solve the murder of Jane Doe #9, a teenage girl. The detectives delve deep into her life and the details of bullying and young love.
Coming January 2013
 Shadow Woman  Shadow Woman by Linda Howard – Lizette Henry wakes up one morning to a horrifying discovery, she doesn’t recognize her own face in the  mirror. Two years also seem to be missing from her life. Who is she and what happened to those two years?
Coming December 2012
 Dream Eyes  Dream Eyes by Jayne Ann Krentz – The death of her friend and mentor brings psychic counselor Gwen Frazier back to Wilby, Oregon and to terrifying memories she’d rather forget. Can the psychic find a link between the stalkings several years earlier and her friend’s death before it’s too late?
Coming January 2013
 Private London  Private London by James Patterson – Dan Carter is in charge of Private’s London office and Jack Morgan has entrusted him with Hannah Shapiro, the daughter of a wealthy client. Will a string of murders in London put Hannah in danger?
Coming December 2012
 Private Berlin  Private Berlin by James Patterson – Private detective agencies have tools not even the richest governments have, but when agent Chris Schneider goes missing, it will take all their resources and then some to bring him home.
Coming January 2013
 Christmas Garland  Christmas Garland by Anne Perry -Perry brings back her annual Victorian-era holiday mystery with Christmas Garland.
Coming October 2012
 To Honor and Trust  To Honor and Trust by Tracie Peterson – Jilted and accused of a crime, governess Callie DeBoyer is tempted by the African mission field, but is that really God’s will for her?
Coming January 2013

Don’t forget the other books from bestselling authors coming out this fall!

Bestseller Titles – July, August, September 2012

Holds have been placed on the following for members of the Scott County Library BESTSELLER Club. To join the Scott County Library BESTSELLER Club, fill out this form & return it to any Scott County Library location.

Reunion Reunion by Lauraine Snelling
July 2012
Sunless Sea A Sunless Sea by Anne Perry
August 2012
Inn at Rose Harbor Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber
August 2012
Last to Die Last to Die by Tess Gerritsen
August 2012
Severe Clear Severe Clear by Stuart Woods
September 2012
Gone Gone by Randy Wayne White
September 2012
Delusion in Death Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb
September 2012
Zoo Zoo by James Patterson
September 2012