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WATER'S EDGE
By Robert Whitlow
Published by: Thomas Nelson (July 19, 2011)
ISBN# 978-1595544513
400 Pages

Book Description: Sometimes the smallest towns hold the biggest secrets. Ambitious young attorney Tom Crane is about to become a partner in a big-city law firm. One final matter has to be cleared from his docket--the closing of his deceased father's law practice in the small town of Bethel. Killed in a tragic boating accident, John Crane didn't leave his son anything except the hassle of a bankrupt estate.
Then, within twenty-four hours, Tom loses his job, his girlfriend, and his cat. Job didn't have it much worse.
Returning to Bethel with his pride ground to powder, Tom's plan to quietly shut down his father's practice and slink out of town runs into an unexpected roadblock - two million dollars of unclaimed money stashed in a secret bank account. Tom follows the money into a tangled web of lies, theft, and off-shore financial transactions manipulated by powerful men who will do anything to stop him from discovering the truth.



BELONGING
By Robin Lee Hatcher
Published by: Zondervan (August 16, 2011)
ISBN# 978-0310258087
288 Pages


Book Description: In the high desert town of Frenchman's Bluff, Idaho, Felicia Kristoffersen has set out to create a future for herself that is better than her painful past. Alone in the world with only her faith to sustain her, she must prove herself as this tiny community's new school teacher. She cannot, must not, fail. But, there are those who never wanted her there to begin with. Five years after the death of his wife, local merchant Colin Murphy cares about just one thing: raising his daughter, Charity. Colin wants to give her the educational advantages he never had. The new schoolmarm's inexperience doesn't sit well with him, and if this teacher up and marries like the last one did, Charity's heart will be broken once again. A woman who hasn't known love. A man who lost the love he had. In the midst of the wide, sage-covered plains, each is about to discover that life's bitterest circumstances truly can work together for good.
SKETCHY BEHAVIOR
By Erynn Mangum
Published By: Zondervan (August 16, 2011)
ISBN# 978-0310721444
224 Pages
Ages 9-12

Book Description: Drawing conclusions or drafting disaster? Other than harboring a somewhat obsessive fondness for Crispix and completely swearing-off boys after a bad date (don't ask), sixteen-year-old Kate Carter is about as ordinary as they come, except for her two notable talents: art and sarcasm. After an introduction to forensic sketching in her elective art class, Kate discovers a third and most unexpected gift---criminal profiling. Her photo-quality sketch helps the police catch a wanted murderer and earns her celebrity status in South Woodhaven Falls. But when that murderer appears to be using his friends to exact revenge, Kate goes from local hero to possible target. Will she manage to survive? Will life ever be normal again? And will local news anchor Ted Deffle ever stop sending her flowers?






SWEET SANCTUARY
By Sheila Walsh and Cindy Martinusen Coloma
Published By: Thomas Nelson (August 9, 2011)
ISBN# 978-1595546869
352 Pages


Book Description: Before Wren was a mother humming lullabies, she was a lonely daughter aching for unconditional love. 

Wren Evans is an ordinary mother parenting an extraordinary child. Charlie and Wren share an incredible bond--forged in the fire of a single-parent home. Their intimacy insulates them from the outside world. And Wren will do anything for Charlie, even if it means uprooting their little family yet again to expose him to the best musical training.
But Charlie has a deep desire of his own. With the earnest belief only found in children, Charlie goes to his heavenly Father with a request: "God, please make my mom happy again." The answer to his prayer comes soon and unexpectedly with the fulfillment of a promise made long, long ago.









HEALING HEARTS
By Beth Wiseman
Published By:  Thomas Nelson (August 9, 2011)
ISBN# 978-1595549204
400 Pages



Beth Wiseman's Amish novellas are available for the first time in one collection-Healing Hearts.

"A Choice to Forgive" Lydia has loved two men in her life. Daniel, who disappeared one Christmas Eve long ago, leaving only a note saying he wanted to live in the Englisch world. And Elam, Daniel's brother, to whom she had been happily married for 15 years. When Elam dies, Lydia gives up on ever loving again. But she is shocked when Daniel wants to return to the Order and her life.

"A Change of Heart" Leah is a writer in a community that does not encourage such fruitless endeavors. She lacks the skills necessary to be a good Amish fraa. Aaron knows these things about Leah, but his heart is captured by this spirited young woman.

"Healing Hearts" Levina Lapp and her husband Naaman are alone for the first time in 30 years. When Naaman left to visit cousins in Ohio, Levina wasn't expecting him to be gone a year. Now that he's back, will they be able to move beyond this estrangement and fall in love again?

These novellas were previously published in An Amish Love, An Amish Gathering, and An Amish Christmas.


HAPPY READING!!


Nora St.Laurent
The Book Club Network
www.bookfun.org 

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