Star Reviews for Our Newest Releases

Star Reviews for Our Newest Releases

Francine Rivers: The Masterpiece

“The long wait between Francine Rivers’ novels is well worth it when the final page of this book is turned…This is an amazing, beautifully written tale to be savored and pondered and shared with others.” [4.5 stars, Romantic Times Top Pick]

“Christian novelist Rivers (Earth Psalms, 2016, etc.) deftly threads Roman’s and Grace’s lives together as they tiptoe around their emotional scars, eventually shifting into a dance of tentative steps toward a love neither can resist. Fans of Christian romance will delight in this tale of salvation through love.” [Kirkus Reviews]

“Best-selling Rivers (Bridge to Haven, 2014) presents a lengthy, emotionally uninhibited tale of childhood trauma and its affects in adulthood. She handles the difficult topics of addiction, emotional abuse, gang activity, and murder-suicide, all connected to children, with unapologetic directness. Her writing is grounded in conservative Christian values and touches on deeper points of theology and the afterlife. Readers will marvel at Rivers’ storytelling arc encompassing the reconciliation of gritty past misdeeds with the work in progress of a life of forgiveness.” [Booklist]

Cathy Gohlke: Until We Find Home

“Based on the author’s own interviews with Holocaust survivors and the gentiles who risked their own lives to rescue them, Christy Award winner Gohlke’s (Secrets She Kept) powerful historical novel features a suspenseful and heart-wrenching plot and unforgettable characters.” [Starred Review, Library Journal]

“Cameos by beloved people like C.S. Lewis enhance the individual journeys as these relatable characters navigate different countries and changed lives. Fans of Brock and Bodie Thoene will love this book.” [Christian MARKET Magazine]

“Gohlke’s latest takes place in England’s lush Lake District during the early days of World War II. Readers will likely smile at appearances from various literary icons, such as Beatrix Potter and C.S. Lewis, among others. Claire’s habit of pushing away those she loves is relatable, as is her fear and uncertainty and struggles with faith during challenging times. The story is well researched and well written, and the cover beautifully complements the tale.” [Romantic Times]

Carla Laureano: The Saturday Night Supper Club

“Readers seeking sweet and funny romance will be delighted with this food-centered series opener from Laureano (London Tides) … Bright, jovial, and peppered with romance and delectable cuisine, this is a sweet and lively love story.” [Starred Review, Publishers Weekly]

“Romance aficionados and fans of stories about overcoming obstacles and the role of faith in everyday life will eagerly await the next entry in this sweet food-centered series.” [Library Journal]

“Writing charmingly about faith, love, friendship, and food, Laureano will leave readers hungry for the next installment in the Supper Club series.” [Booklist]

Chris Fabry: Under a Cloudless Sky

“With part of the story taking place in 1933 and the other half in 2004, Fabry’s latest is a multilayered, engaging story with rich details and interesting characters. Thanks to the historical coal-mining backstory, Under a Cloudless Sky should appeal to both readers of Southern historical fiction and inspirational fiction … Under a Cloudless Sky is entertaining and a wonderful addition to the inspirational fiction genre.”  [4 stars, Romantic Times Book Reviews]

“Fabry (War Room) captures the political and social climate of an Appalachian mining community in this evocative novel set between 1933 and 2004. … Fabry weaves the events of the past and present into a finely layered story exploring the relationships of faith, forgiveness and family in the midst of healing from pain buried deep in the past.” [Publishers Weekly]

DiAnn Mills: High Treason

“Mills has brought cultural and spiritual differences to life. Her characters, along with their real-life struggles, will bring an instant connection to readers. Her expertise in story development guarantees High Treason will end up as a favorite.” [Christian MARKET Magazine]

“In this third book in Mills’ action-packed FBI Task Force series, the stakes are higher than ever. Compelling characters and a riveting plot that fits seamlessly with current events make this novel impossible to put down.” [Romantic Times]

Craig Parshall: The Empowered

“Trevor Black is back in Craig Parshall’s suspenseful second novel featuring this demon-chasing investigator. The Empowered is a gripping mystery that engages readers and takes them for a wild ride through both New Orleans and Washington, DC. The plot is interesting, and the characters engaging. Parshall tackles hard subjects such as child abduction, pornography and sex trafficking; however, he does so in a way that is not graphic or obscene. This is an excellent supernatural suspense novel, and readers will anxiously await Trevor Black’s next adventure.” [RT Book Reviews]

“Craig Parshall, author, constitutional attorney and special counsel with the American Center for Law and Justice, continues the fascinating Trevor Black series with The Empowered, a terrific suspense series that could also be a standalone title. It’s a riveting story of human trafficking and child sexual exploitation wrapped in voodoo, spiritual warfare and murder. Parshall writes in a “clean read” style, without bad language, sexual scenes or grim and gory crime details, yet his books are page turners.” [Midwest Book Review]