Spooky and Sweet Reads for Your Weekend!

30 Oct

lizzy and jane Get the season’s most anticipated release, Katherine Reay’s Lizzy & Jane.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen is more popular than ever. From tote bags to tattoos, her likeness pops up everywhere.

Katherine Reay has written a love letter to all fans of classic literature in her latest novel, Lizzy & Jane. Romantic Times chose it as a TOP PICK!, calling it “deeply moving and intensely meaningful.”

So brew yourself a cup of tea, curl up in your favorite chair, and allow yourself to escape into the beautiful world of literature. ~ Becky M.Associate Acquisitions Editor

Lizzy and Jane couldn’t be further from Jane Austen’s famous sisters for whom they are named.

Elizabeth left her family’s home in Seattle fifteen years ago to pursue her lifelong dream – chefing her own restaurant in New York City. Jane stayed behind to raise a family. Estranged since her mother’s death many years ago, the circumstances of their lives are about to bring them together once again.

“Reay treats readers to a banquet of flavors, aromas, and textures . . . and clever references to literature add nuances sure to delight bibliophiles.” – Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW


into the canyon“Into the Canyon is a stunning portrayal of love and redemption. My friend Michael Neale has written a story that has the potential to positively  impact generations.” – John C. Maxwell, bestselling author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.

The deepest mystery . . . The highest adventure . . . The River sweeps me off my feet . . . It leads me to serenity . . . It wrecks my plans and reminds me it is the greatest force. Never predictable but always good.

Some stories take generations to unfold.

Gabriel Clarke has The River in his blood. The River he loved as a child, and The River that claimed his father, John, while rescuing two reckless kayakers.

When the survivors return to The River, Gabriel finds himself face-to-face with a stark choice for his own future: anger or forgiveness, hatred or love, death or life.

Into the Canyon will inspire you to love deeply, forgive extravagantly, and live larger than ever before.


I keep picturing myself as a little girl, donning my mother’s veil and her oversized high heels, walking down a pretend aisle on my daddy’s armAn October Bride toward Scooby, our very first family dog. A great stand-in groom, may he rest in peace. The memories wrap around my heart and squeeze tight while my mind worries those five words raw.

Walk Emma down the aisle.

Emma Tate has just moved on from one fiance.

So when she announces a sudden engagement to her lifelong best friend Jake Sawyer, every busybody in Mayfair starts talking. But only Jake and Emma know the real reason they’re getting married – so Emma’s dying father will have a chance to walk her down the aisle.




Devil-Walks-Update-12-e1389478955418For the three people tortured by their secret complicity in a young man’s untimely death, redemption is what they most long for . . and the last thing they expect to receive.

It has been twenty years since Philip McBride’s body was found along the riverbank in the dark woods known as Happy Hollow. His death was ruled a suicide. But three people have carried the truth ever since—Philip didn’t kill himself that day. He was murdered.

Each of the three have wilted in the shadow of their sins. Jake Barnett is Mattingly’s sheriff, where he spends his days polishing the fragile shell of the man he pretends to be. His wife, Kate, has convinced herself the good she does for the poor will someday wash the blood from her hands. And high in the mountains, Taylor Hathcock lives in seclusion and fear, fueled by madness and hatred.

Yet what cannot be laid to rest is bound to rise again. Philip McBride has haunted Jake’s dreams for weeks, warning that he is coming back for them all. When Taylor finds mysterious footprints leading from the Hollow, he believes his redemption has come. His actions will plunge the quiet town of Mattingly into darkness. These three will be drawn together for a final confrontation between life and death . . . between truth and lies.


 When she moves to Amish country to find peace and healing, Madeleine finds a special community—and a special man—whodream of home pull her out of her solitude into a new life.

Moving to Pennsylvania wasn’t in Madeleine’s original plans. She should still be in California and should have married her pilot fiancé a year ago—but death has a way of changing everything. Now the former Air Force flight nurse is living alone in Paradise, Pennsylvania, and working as a maid at the Lancaster Grand Hotel. She isn’t exactly a widow . . . but she sure feels like one.

Saul Beiler isn’t exactly a widower . . . but his wife is long gone. His eleven-year-old daughter, Emma, doesn’t know that her mother fled the Amish community—and married another man—but she does know that her dat is lonely, and that a pretty young maedel just moved in next door. Madeline’s numb heart begins to thaw as she spends more time with the innocent and ever optimistic Emma. The stronger her friendship grows with the young girl, the more intrigued Madeline grows about the humble, strong, man raising her on his own.

But even as a strange attraction pulls Saul and Madeleine across a stark cultural divide, they—and everybody else—have to wonder: What could they possibly have in common besides heartache? Will love allow Madeleine to finally find the home she’s been dreaming of all along?


playing saint“I love novels that keep me on the edge of my seat and make me feel like I have to read just. One. More. Chapter. And that’s why I’m so excited Playing Saint is now available.

Author Zachary Bartels has been called “the suspense author everyone is talking about” and has been compared to Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti. And for good reason. Playing Saint has ancient relics, demons, police procedural, and a stunning final twist.

Trust me, you don’t want to miss this one.” ~ Amanda, Editorial Director TNZ Fiction

Yesterday, Parker Saint’s only concern was his swiftly rising power. Today, he’s just trying to stay alive.

When celebrity megachurch pastor Parker Saint ends up on the wrong side of the law, he agree to consult police to avoid public scandal. Except they want help deciphering strange religious symbols scrawled across victims of a series of brutal murders.

Parker tries to play the expert, but he is clearly in over his head. Drawn ever deeper into a web of intrigue involving a demanding detective, a trio of secretive Vatican operatives, and a centuries-old conspiracy to conceal a mysterious relic, he realizes for the first time that the battle between good and evil is all too real – and that the killer is coming back . . . this time for him.

“A thought-provoking exploration into the power of faith and the reality of evil. Filled with memorable characters and tight writing, Playing Saint is an impressive debut from an author to watch.” – Steven James, bestselling author of Placebo and The Queen

~ posted by Kara Hunt


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