Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Reader's Choice - Contemporary Romance

GIVEAWAY

The best part of summer is the hot new releases publishers are sending our way! SQUEEEP!!! I'm so excited! And I know you are too so here's a chance for you to win a book from your summer wishlist.

Here's how it works: You recommend Christian Fiction with release dates in July, Auguat or September 2018 (up to three a day) and you have a chance to win one of your recommendations! BUT it's a little more complicated than that so be sure to read ALL the details before entering.

PLEASE NOTE: email entries are not eligible this week. :-(



IT'S CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE GIVEAWAY DAY!

To be entered in the draw just leave a comment (or 3) below, including the title(s) of the book(s) in the Contemporary Romance genre you would like to read.


Contemporary Romance 

A full-length story or novella collection set in present day (1980 up.) May cross genres such as YA, Amish, Suspense etc and may include dual timelines.

How does it work?

Easy peasy! Make recommendations in the comment section each day and if you win, you win the book you suggested.


BUT YOU GOTTA FOLLOW THE RULES!


Publication dates must be
July, August or September 2018
Each day is genre specific so
only submit books from that genre
Christian Fiction books only please!
You can offer up to 3 suggestions a day
BUT
they need to be made in
three separate comments
(makes it easier for me to tally)
No email entries this week
(to hard to keep track of 
due to # of responses)
IMPORTANT: entrants must submit their own selections
(not piggback on somebody else's login) IMPORTANT
Open to International Readers
I'm all about spreading the good news
about Christian Fiction
all over the globe!

It's helpful if you include your email (using AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers) but you only need to add it to one of your comments (per day.) If you choose not to include your email then it's up to you to contact me if you are a winner.


Draw will be held and winner announced on
Sunday June 17 2018

152 comments:

  1. Not many contemporary releases that I could find, so I hope these count!

    #1 Firestorm by Laura V. Hilton

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  2. #2 The Hope Jar by Wanda Brunstetter (August)

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  3. #3 The Cowboys Little Girl by Kat Brooks (LI)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. My apologies, that's supposed to be Brookes with an "e"!

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    2. That last one looks really good BUT it's a June release so feel free to choose another book. Have you ever read Kat Brookes before? I haven't heard of her at all.

      Good luck with the other two, Trixi.

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    3. Arggggg....I hate when a book is listed as a July release (Harlequin) and then after I re-check on Amazon, it says the Kindle version is July & the paperback releases on June 19! I'll have to rethink my choice and come back...thanks Kav.

      No I've not heard of Kat either, that's why I was excited by a new-to-me author. Sigh....

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    4. That's strange that the kindle comes out later. That doesn't make sense.

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    5. Okay, sorry Kav....I got nothing! I don't read much contemporary so I'll stick with the first two choices.

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    6. Have you read Kara Isaac yet? Pam K just mentioned that she has a new one coming out in September -- All Made Up -- It isn't on Amazon yet, just on GoodReads. I'm super excited. So now we have to figure out how to conquer a GoodReads search. lol

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    7. No way?! Kara Isaac! I'll have to remember that for Friday.

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  4. A Christmas by the Sea by Melody Carlson mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  5. A Widows Hope by Vannetta Chapman mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  6. The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Ohhhh -- a Melody Carlson Christmas story. She puts one out every year and I love them! Good luck, Melanie.

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  7. I'm entering this first pick before I forget and I'll come back later with my others. I hope this one counts. The ebook has already been released, but the paperback doesn't release until 9/1/18.

    1.) Justice by Emily Conrad

    tlhcoupon(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  8. Yay! I almost pre-ordered this one. I still might.

    2.) Take a Chance by Shelley Shepard Gray

    tlhcoupon(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Eep -- a Shelley Shepard Gray novel that isn't Amish or historical????? How awesome is that?! Good luck, Terrill.

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    2. Hi ladies. This new one from Shelley is actually not categorize as Christian Fiction, though fairly clean.

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    3. Really?! What do you mean by fairly clean?

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    4. I haven't read it yet, but I think it's clean, just with some trigger points. Not 100% sure yet.

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    6. I just checked SSG's website and she describes this new series as such, "The books focus on friendship, family, and faith..." I'm not sure what "triggers" Just Commonly is referring to, but nothing like that is mentioned in her description of the series. Amazon has it classified as "Clean and Wholesome" and "Inspirational." To me, that sounds more than "fairly clean."

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    7. Well, I love Shelley Shepard Gray and would follow her into practically any genre so one of us will have to read it and tell the world what we think!

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    8. I wholeheartedly agree! :) I was looking at other SSG books last night and came on here to see if you had reviewed one I was considering. I shouldn't have even bothered, b/c you've read EVERYTHING by her and that's the best review any author's book can get. Haha!!

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  9. House at Saltwater Point by Colleen Coble
    mo1202007ATyahooDOTcom

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  10. Called to Protect by Lynette Eason
    mo1202007ATyahooDOTcom

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    1. I'm reading the first Lavender Tide book by Colleen Coble now. That woman can spin a twisty tale of intrigue! And I'm excited for another K-9 suspense from Lynette Eason! Woot! Good luck, Melissa.

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  11. 1) As the Tide Comes In by Cindy Woodsmall
    (Aug 21) A non-Amish contemporary...

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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  12. 2) Justice by Emily Conrad (Sept 1)

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    1. Wow -- Cindy Woodsmall writing Southern fiction! I gotta read that! Good luck, Diana.

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    2. Doesn't this one sound good, Diana? I received an email from Pelican to review it before it was released, but I read the email too late. Such a bummer, since this is one I really found intriguing. :(

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  13. The best contemporary release of the summer,
    Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey on July 3rd!
    Can't wait for this 4th book in the Chesapaeake Valor series!

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  14. 2) A Christmas by the Sea by Melody Carlson
    on September 4th
    thanks Kav!
    tracey14567 at gmail dot com

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    1. SQUEEEEP!!!!! The last book in the Chesapeake Valor series! We finally figure out what's up with Luke!!!! I might need my hyperventilating bag. Good luck, Tracey.

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  15. 3) The House at Saltwater Point by Colleen Coble (July 2018)

    If this doesn't work I'll find another!

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Yeppers, it fits. Good luck, Diana.

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  16. 3) Cowboy Bodyguard by Dana Mentink July 3rd

    Thank you Kav!

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    1. Can't go wrong with Dana Mentink! Good luck, Tracey.

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  17. His New Amish Family (The Amish Bachelors)
    by Patricia Davids
    Release date – July 1, 2018
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  18. An Amish Quilt: Patchwork Perfect, A Bid for Love, A Midwife's Dream
    by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, & Kelly Irvin
    Release date – July 3, 2018
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  19. A Widow's Hope (Indiana Amish Brides)
    by Vannetta Chapman
    Release date – August 1, 2018
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. A sense an Amish theme here, Kay. :-) That novella collection looks really great. Love the cover. Good luck.

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  20. I am including some Amish in suggestions for today. Thanks!
    Ours For A Season, Kim Vogel Sawyer, Sept

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  21. The Hope Jar, Wanda Brunstetter, August.

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  22. Amish Celebrations, Beth Wiseman, July.
    Thanks!

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    1. That one by Kim Vogel Sawyer looks really interesting! And I can't believe how many novella collections Beth Wiseman is in -- there seems to be one coming out every month! Good luck, CC.

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  23. A Treacherous Mix by Kathy Herman (Aug.)
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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  24. Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof (July)
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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  25. Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey on July 3rd!
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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    1. Sons of Blackbird Mountain is Historical, Jackie, so feel free to select another title. Your other two are awesomsauce! Good luck.

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  26. Everybody’s favorite suspense writer:
    #1Dani Pettrey.... Dead Drift!

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  27. #2 June by the Book by Pepper Basham

    paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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  28. #3 Formula by Deception by Carrie Stuart Parks
    paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

    Yes, I like suspense!

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    1. I couldn't find June by the Book by Pepper Basham on Amazon. Not under Pepper Basham and not just as a title even. ?????

      I agree -- I think everyone is going to be reading Dead Drift in July. How can we resist? Good luck, Paula.

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    2. Never mind, -- it's Jane by the Book and Heidi says it's only on GoodReads right now cause it's indie published. So you're good.

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    3. Kav, it's called Jane by the Book and is a book in the Once Upon a Laugh novella collection.

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    4. My fingers goofed! Oops!

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    5. Bwahahaha! Well, we are in June so your fingers were likely thinking they knew what you wanted to type and just went ahead and did it for you.

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  29. As the Tide Comes In by Cindy Woodsmall
    kathrynlvossATgmailDOTcom

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  30. Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey
    kathrynlvossATgmailDOTcom

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  31. Jane by the Book by Pepper D. Basham (indie published so it's not on Amazon yet, Goodreads has the pub date)

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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  32. Amish Celebrations by Beth Wiseman

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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  33. Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for the info about Jane by the Book. I recently read my first Pepper Basham book and now I aim to read them all. Good luck, Heidi.

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  34. Jane by the Book by Pepper Basham...or is it JUNE ...I see it titled here both ways by commenters, and I can't find it listed in order to be sure! Anyway, love her books! Thanks, Kav!
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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  35. Well, Heidi is right....Goodreads says JANE by the Book is due to be published in July!

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    1. Yes, Heidi cleared up the mystery -- hopefully it comes out in paperback too. Good luck, Jackie.

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  37. HEY YA'LL!!!! Guess what I found coming out in July??? A new RUTH LOGAN HERNE cowboy Love Inspired.....

    Her Cowboy Reunion

    I'm getting a copy because I review for her, but I thought I'd just leave this right here.....

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    1. Oh man!! Right after I posted my third pick. I might have to switch my choice. I even looked her up by name to see if she had any upcoming books. Thanks for sharing, Trixi!

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    2. Terrill, I didn't know either until I started seeing other reviewers posting book pictures on our FB group. I had NO idea she had another one coming out...

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    3. I got my review copy in the mail today, can't wait to read it!

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    4. SCREEEEECHHHHHH!!!! Sorry, if I pierced any eardrums...and to my neighbour for starting her schnauzer howling....RUTH LOGAN HERNE!!!!! I'm so reading that as soon as it comes out. Thanks, Trixi. Feel free to switch Terrill if you so desire.

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  38. I was having such a hard time picking a third, because so many of my choices can be filed under mystery/suspense. Since that's the case, I probably have plenty to spare. Haha! Like you, I enjoy dual or even multiple timelines.

    3.) The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright

    tlhcoupon(at)Hotmail(dot)com

    3.)

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    1. I'm super excited about this one too. Good luck, Terrill!

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    1. Sylvia, I'm super excited about this new series by Deborah Raney BUT it doesn't release until end of October so it doesn't count for this giveaway. Feel free to choose another one.

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  40. The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright

    nina4sm/at/gmail/dot/com

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  41. Not many contemporary releases coming up, but here are my choices:

    #1 Hidden Among the Stars by Melanie Dobson
    (It's a split timeline) Releasing September 4th

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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  42. #2 As the Tide Comes In by Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall
    Releasing August 21st


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    1. I'm loving how many of these split timeline books are coming out. I love them too. Good luck, Samantha.

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  43. 1. Her Cowboy Reunion by Ruth Logan Herne

    whthomas13 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Excellent choice! Good luck, Winnie.

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  44. Ours for a Season by Kim Vogel Sawyer
    Contemporary Waterbrook Press ~ September 2018
    Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. This one sounds super interesting. Good luck, Kathleen.

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  45. 2. The House at Saltwater Point by Colleen Coble

    whthomas13 at yahoo dot com

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  46. The Ornament Keeper: A Novella
    By: Eva Marie Everson
    New Hope Publishers releases September 2018
    Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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    1. This is a new one! And an early start to our Christmas reading. Thanks, Kathleen. Good luck!

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  47. 1) Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. 2) Take a Chance by Shelley Shepard Gray

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. 3) As the Tide Comes In by Cindy Woodsmall

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. That's a great line-up, Patty. Good luck!

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  50. The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright

    ladepooh AT hotmail dot com

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  51. Take a chance by Shelley Shepard Gray

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  52. Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber
    Expected publication paperback: August 9th 2018 by Arrow (July 18th 2018 by Ballentine Books hardcover)
    Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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    1. This one isn't Christian Fiction, Kathleen. Feel free to select another one.

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    2. Thank you, Kav. Will put a replacement title below in a separate reply. <3

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  53. Jane by the Book by Pepper Basham!!
    justcommonlyATgmailDOTcom

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  54. Formula by Deception by Carrie Stuart Parks
    justcommonlyATgmailDOTcom

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  55. A Widows Hope by Vannetta Chapman
    justcommonlyATgmailDOTcom

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  56. House at Saltwater Point by Colleen Coble

    psalm103and138atgmaildotcom

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  57. Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey

    psalm103and138atgmaildotcom

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  58. Jane by the Book by Pepper Basham

    psalm103and138atgmaildotcom

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  59. 3. Take a Chance by Shelley Shepard Gray

    whthomas13 at yahoo dot com

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  60. Freedom’s Kiss by Sarah Monzon
    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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  61. The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright
    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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  62. Called to Protect by Lynette Eason
    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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  63. There seems to be only late summer contemporary that intrigues me. :)

    1.) A Christmas by the Sea by Melody Carlson
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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  64. And 2.) (if it counts. It's a dual time period so I hoped it would) Hidden Among the Stars
    by Melanie Dobson

    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Yes, Hidden Among the Stars counts since one of the timelines is present day. Good luck, Amada.

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  65. All Made Up by Kara Isaac (Sept.)

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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  66. Cowboy Bodyguard by Dana Mentink (July)

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. SQUEEEEPPPP!!!!! A new Kara Isaac???? I'm in discombobulated twizzle now. Couldn't find it on Amazon but see it's on goodreads. How cool is that? And does anyone have any tips on how to search for Christian Fiction effectively on GoodReads? Good luck, Pam.

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    2. I go to listopia and “ most anticipated christian fiction of 2018.”

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  67. Hidden Among the Stars by Melanie Dobson
    Tyndale House Publishers September 2018
    dual timelines, 1938 and 2018
    Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  68. Jane by the Book by Pepper Basham (July)

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. I just discovered Pepper Basham this year and I'm excited to read more. Good luck, Pam.

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  69. The House at Saltwater Point by Colleen Coble is top on my list. I love how she uses architecture in her stories!

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  70. Formula of Deception by Carrie Stuart Parks is another must-read. I love her other books about crime scenes -- wondering how this new character will turn out.

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  71. The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright looks amazing. I'm definitely getting that one, too.

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    1. I haven't read any Carrie Stuart Parks yet but this one has me really intrigued. And I'm with you on the other two as well. Lots of great reading ahead for us. Good luck, SavingsinSeconds.

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  72. Formula for Deception by Carrie Stuart Parks
    mo1202007ATyahooDOTcom

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  73. 1) As the Tide Comes In
    by Cindy Woodsmall
    and Erin Woodsmall
    (August 21st)

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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  74. 2)Hidden Among the Stars
    by Melanie Dobson
    (September 4th)

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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  75. 3) A Christmas by the Sea
    by Melody Carlson
    (September 4th)

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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  76. 1.
    A Christmas by the Sea by Melody Carlson

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  77. 2.
    Hidden Among the Stars by Melanie Dobson

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  78. 3. A Widows Hope by Vannetta Chapman
    leliamae54(At)aol(dot)com

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  79. #1 Sadie: An Amish Retelling of Snpw White by Sarah Price

    jcservantslaveATicloudDOTcom

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  80. #2 All Made Up by Kara Isaac

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  81. #3 The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright

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    1. Screech!!! Another Amish fairy tale retelling by Sarah Price?! I read Belle and loved it and have Ella on hold at my library. Woot. Love that these are coming out close together. Brilliant concept and such pretty covers. Good luck, Elly.

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  82. Choice #1: Thirst of Steel (The Tox Files Book #3) by Ronie Kendig (July 31, 2018)

    nj(dot)bossman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  83. Choice #2: Hidden Among the Stars by Melanie Dobson (Sept 4, 2018)

    nj(dot)bossman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  84. "Called To Protect" by Lynette Eason (July 2018)

    ladysnowangelphotos(at)gmail(dot)com

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  85. THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. IT MAY TAKE ME A WHILE TO DO THE TALLY AND POST THE RESULTS AND FIT CHURCH IN AS WELL SO WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN A BIT.

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