Hey Everyone;

Just wanted to point out some books I'm VERY EXCITED about!! These are just a few of my favorite authors and a Sneak Peek at their NEW BOOKS and NEW Authors I've come across!! Here are some books that will definitely make you think, and will take you away like no bubble bath can!! So, mark you calendars for the release dates of these books. A few of these are already on a book shelf near you!!!


Nora St.Laurent
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By Robin Jones Gunn
Publisher: Howard Books; Original edition (July 5, 2011)
ISBN-13: 978-1416583417
Paperback: 304 pages

Product Description
When Carolyn’s grown daughter tells her she needs to “get a life,” Carolyn decides it’s time to step out of her familiar routine as a single woman in San Francisco and escape to her mother’s home in the Canary Islands. Since Carolyn’s mother is celebrating her seventieth birthday, the timing of Carolyn’s visit makes for a perfect surprise.

The surprise, however, is on Carolyn when she sees Bryan Spencer, her high school summer love. It’s been seven years since Carolyn lost her husband, but ever since that tragic day, her life has grown smaller and closed in. The time has come for Carolyn to get her heart back. It takes the gentle affection of her mother and aunts, as well as the ministering beauty and song of the islands to draw Carolyn into the fullness of life. She is nudged along by a Flamenco dance lesson, a defining camel ride and the steady gaze of Bryan’s intense blue-gray eyes.

Is it too late for Carolyn to trust Bryan? Can Carolyn believe that Bryan has turned into something more than the wild beach boy who stole her kisses so many years ago on a balmy Canary night?

Carolyn is reminded that Christopher Columbus set sail from the Canary Islands in 1492 on his voyage to discover the New World. Is she ready to set sail from these same islands to discover her new life?

NOTE: I've read many of the Sister Chick books and LOVE Robin's books and style of writing. I can't wait to jump into a new series by her. This looks GREAT!! I also know how much she loves Hawaii and know this is going to be a treat!

Nora St.Laurent

By Tricia Goyer and Robin Jones Gunn
Publisher: Multnomah Books (May 3, 2011)
ISBN# 13: 978-1601423481
224 pages

Product Description
Have you ever thought about praying for your future husband?
Will it make a difference? There's only one way to find out…

From when we were small girls, most of us dream of “The One,” our future husband. We think about what it would be like to be a bride. We wonder who that special guy is and when we'll find him. The great news is that what you do now can make a difference in your life and the life of your future husband!

Authors and good friends Robin Jones Gunn (Christy Miller series) and Tricia Goyer (author and former teen mom) believe God answers women's prayers for husbands—even husbands they may not meet for years. They invite young women to pray boldly for their future mate … while also asking God to prepare their own hearts.

In Praying for Your Future Husband, Robin and Tricia share their two vastly different experiences, including the things they did right and the mistakes they made on the path to meeting and marrying their husbands. Each chapter includes helpful Bible verses, prayers, and practical application, along with true stories of women who prayed for a husband and how God answered in remarkable ways.

God has a beautiful romance prepared for you. Prayer is the key to unlocking the love story … with your future husband and with God, the lover of your soul.

NOTE: What a writing team Tricia Goyer (who I love) and Robing Jones Gunn another favorite of mine!! I'm married but I'm seriously am thinking of getting this for my daughter!! I love what these two have to say!

Nora Stlaurent

By Ace Collins
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (June 28, 2011)
ISBN-13: 978-0310279549

Product Description
Jefferson Burke and the Secret of the Lost Scroll is a mystery as old as the Christian church wrapped in a modern-day thriller. Though an unwilling hero, professor Jefferson Burke's intellectual curiosity pits him against the powerful Bruno Krueger in a race to find a 2000-year-old scroll that calls into question the divinity of Christ and could shake the foundation of Christian faith, upsetting the balance of power in the modern world. Their deadly quest spans the globe, involving officials from the Vatican, CIA and FBI agents, British royalty, a Hollywood actress, and modern terrorists.

This classic battle of good vs. evil will hook believers and doubters alike. The uncertainties raised by the very existence of the elusive scroll will have every reader questioning the basis of their faith and wondering what would happen if certain fundamental truths suddenly were proven untrue. Artfully and thoughtfully told, this is the kind of action-packed adventure story that will keep loyal Ace Collins readers---and increasing legions of new fans---coming back for more.

NOTE: Ace Collins has written about many things but in his new book he takes the reader all over the world. Not kidding!! He writes a story that is amazing and is action packed!! Catch this book, it's a FUN Summer Read!!

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By Lindi Peterson
Published by Bell Bridge Books (June 2011)
ISBN# 978-1611940152
204 Pages

Product Description

Allison Doll's mother is rebelliously turning fifty, her two best friends have started dating and a gorgeous injured relief pitcher named Ashton Boyd has joined her Sunday school class, rocking her world into confusion, heartache and temptation, places she hasn't visited in a long time, much less all at once.But with the help of family, old friends she really hasn't lost, a new friend she really can count on, and God, she begins to find out whether she'll always be a girl waiting for life to happen or a woman who's ready to commit to her best catch.Lindi Peterson definitely believes happy endings are just the beginning. She lives out her real life romance with her husband in a small Georgia town. When she's not writing, she loves to read, bowl and spend time with her family.Visit her at: or 

NOTE: I've just started reading this one. It's fun so far! Light-hearted and I like the characters! It's a hoot!

Nora St.Laurent

By Lynne Gentry
Published by Tyndale Publishers (June 24, 2011)
ASIN: B0057Z87IK
Format: Kindle Edition
Product Description
Leona Harper loves being a pastor's wife. Her impressive resume touts thirty years of coaxing hot water from rusty parsonage plumbing, planning church potlucks, and standing beside her husband while members take potshots at his sermons. Except for the little tiff with her grown children, Leona feels her life is right on track with the wishes of the Almighty . . . until her husband drops dead in the pulpit.

When the church board decides to fill the Reverend's vacated position, Leona is forced to find a paying job, mend her fractured family, and tackle her fears. With life spiraling out of control, Leona might find the church members' antics comical if she weren't so completely panicked. Can the faith of an overwhelmed widow withstand the added heartache of two resentful children and several underhanded church members? If Leona can't trust God, how will she learn to trust herself?

NOTE: A Friend just told me about this author and this book. It looks very interesting! It's only available in Kindle Format for right now!

Nora St.Laurent

By Patty Smith Hall
Published by Love Inspired (July 5, 2011)
288 Pages

Book Description:
Serving her country as one of the Women's Army Special Pilots is Maggie Daniels's dearest wish. But there are obstacles to overcome above and beyond the enemies in the Pacific, including her overprotective family, skeptical fellow pilots—and handsome, distant squadron leader Wesley Hicks. Whatever it takes, Maggie will prove herself to Wesley, until she succeeds in winning his admiration…and love.

Wesley can see that Maggie's a first-class pilot. She's also too fearless by half. The war has cost Wesley so much already. Can he let go of his guilt for a chance at happiness—and can he learn to trust in God…and Maggie…enough to believe in love for a lifetime?

NOTE: I LOVE the cover of this book. I just can picture the story right before my eyes. I can't wait to dig into this book. I have it by my nightstand and it's getting closer and closer to be read! Grin!

Nora St.Laurent

By Katholeen Y’Barbo
Published by Waterbrook Press (June 21, 2011)
352 Pages

Product Description:
Unlikely romance is sometimes just an inconvenient marriage away

Charlotte Beck may be entering adulthood, but she can’t seem to keep to her stubborn, independent spirit from bucking social protocol. Fed up with her behavior, Charlotte’s father Daniel pressures her to settle into a nice marriage despite knowing she is set on going to college. Then Daniel sees Charlotte with the handsome but annoying English astronomer Alex Hambly, and everything changes.

Though Alex and Charlotte can barely stand one another, Daniel offers them a deal they can’t refuse: if they agree to marry, he will save Alex’s family from financial ruin and grant Charlotte the freedom to go to college. Reluctantly the couple agrees, but in private they plot to annul the marriage as soon as possible.

But when Alex’s feelings change and he refuses to dissolve their contract, will Charlotte find a way out of her vows? Or will she discover that maybe this marriage isn’t so inconvenient after all?

NOTE: I've read other books by this author and this book looks like FUN, FUN, FUN!! Can't wait to read it! I think it will be better than a bubble bath and some laugh out-loud fun!!!

Nora St.Laurent

FOREVER AFTER (Bk#2 Hannover Falls Novels)
By Deborah Raney
Published By Howard Books (June 14, 2011)
ISBN# 978-1416599937
416 Pages

Product Description: 
A fire killed his best friend and his lifelong dream of being a firefighter. The same fire killed her husband and hopes for a family. Can new dreams replace old?

Lucas Vermontez was a proud firefighter like his father. Now, not only has he lost his father and his best friend, Zach, in the fire at the

Can the two forget the painful past and discover new reasons to live and love? 

NOTE: This is book two in the series. I haven't read book one but number one just moved up on my To Read Pile! I've read other books by Deborah Raney and they are moving to the heart and soul! I can't wait to read this series!!

Nora St.Laurent

By Ronie Kendig
Published by: Barbour Books; Discarded Heroes edition (July 1, 2011)
ISBN# 978-1602607842
352 Pages

Product Description:
Embark upon a danger-laden mission within the pages of Ronie Kendig’s riveting Wolfsbane. Demolitions expert Danielle Roark thought escaping from a brutal Venezuelan general was a challenge. Now she’s charged with espionage and returned to the jungle where a new nightmare begins. Will Dani survive or become just another political pawn destined to be lost forever. Former Green Beret Canyon Metcalfe is disgusted with the suits on Capitol Hill. Still wrestling with the memories of a mission gone bad, he and Nightshade launch a mission to find Dani. Can Canyon rescue Dani, armed with nothing but raw courage?

Hey Everyone
I just wanted to share with you a FEW  books that have JUMPED out at me and touched my heart and I wanted you to know about it!! Some I have on my Wish list!! Take a look at these books. Some just hit bookshelves others will be there soon. Make a notes for your wish lists!! Grin!

Nora St.Laurent


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