Here we go – more great books from Waterbrook Multnomah to get your hands on in 2010!
Which ones grab you? Vicki and Wanda’s books have been on my wish list for a while.
In the fantastical tradition of Lewis, Tolkien, Herbert, and Donaldson, Jeffrey Overstreet weaves an epic story of a hero’s journey to save his lost people
A deadly menace is breaking through the ground. The people of Abascar must abandon their stone refuge and run into the dangerous forest. But their king has had a vision. Following the beacon of Auralia’s Colors, Cal-raven has discovered a destination for his weary crowd of refugees. It’s a city right out of the legends, and it gives him hope to establish a new Abascar.
But when Cal-raven is waylaid by fortune hunters, his people become vulnerable to a danger more powerful than the prowling beastmen––House Bel Amica. In this oceanside kingdom of wealth, enchantment, and beauty, deceitful Seers are all too eager to ensnare House Abascar’s wandering throng.
As his faith suffers one devastating blow after another, Calraven’s journey is a perilous climb from despair to a faint gleam of hope––the vision he sees in Auralia’s colors.
Releasing February, 2010
For fans of Terri Blackstock, Dee Henderson, and Iris Johansen comes a gripping new romantic thriller filled with murder, conspiracy, and redemption. In Forget Me Not, the first book of the new Crossroads Crisis Center series written by awardwinning author Vicki Hinze, characters and readers learn that when everything else fails, faith stands fast.
Three years ago, tragedy left Ben Brandt’s wife and child dead and Ben tormented. Now a new victim appears at Ben’s Crossroads Crisis Center, a center established by his deceased wife. This victim remembers nothing of herself except her faith and uncannily resembles Ben’s murdered wife. Their circumstances are too similar to be conincidental. Searching for an explanation unearths facts that assassins clearly want to remain hidden. But daring to trust, Ben and this mysterious victim work together—she in faith, he seeking redemption. Pursuing painful answers that provoke desperation and mounting threats, they discover truths steeped in betrayal and enemies too close to home. They dare to risk their lives, but do they dare trust their weary hearts?
Releasing March, 2010
When the mother of eight-year-old Vada Allenhouse vanishes, Vada virtually raises her three younger sisters while her father loses himself in his medical practice in the basement of their Cleveland home.
By 1898, Vada is a grown woman whose days are spent serving as an errand girl for Cleveland’s fledgling amateur orchestra and whose quiet evenings are spent with Garrison Walker, her devoted, if passionless, beau.
Dizzying change occurs the day the Brooklyn Bridegrooms come to town and a line drive baseball wallops the head of a spectator. The fan is whisked to the Allenhouse parlor, and questions swirl about the anonymous, unconscious man.
Suddenly, the subdued house is filled with frequent male visitors and becomes a super-charged atmosphere of apprehension for Dr. Allenhouse and romantic opportunity for Vada and her sisters.
Allison Pittman’s growing fan base will relish every page of this heartwarming historical romance laced with humor and tension. With rich characters and a thought-provoking storyline, The Bridegrooms delivers a powerful message about divine providence and God’s sovereignty. Readers will see that the passage of a century does not change the soul of a woman and that the search for love—as exhilarating as it can be—is always more successful when God guides the heart.
Releasing April, 2010
Shepherd’s Run by Wanda L. Dyson
A gripping thrill-ride delivering romance and suspense, while inviting readers into the world of a family of bounty hunters
Torn between family loyalties, sibling rivalries, and his own personal interests, Steven Shepherd is struggling with the choices he’s made and the important questions he has been avoiding. Will he always be tied to the family business, required to be a bounty hunter? Is he destined to forever come in second to his older brother? Is this what he had hoped to accomplish with his life?
But the answers Steven searches for are pushed aside when he gets framed for murder after posting bail for a beautiful kindergarten teacher, Andrea Morrow, who is innocent, trapped, and marked for death. Determined to protect her, Steven and Andrea are now on the run together—the evidence against them mounting. As they flee, few are willing to defend them, the real killers are hunting them, and constant
danger stalks them. With a grim fate and few chances for survival, they engage in a deadly game of wits with the killers. But one step in the wrong direction could put an entire city in peril.
A fast-paced, action-packed thriller with a thread of romance, Shepherd’s Run will entice readers to the end as one man breaks all the conventional rules in the name of faith, hope, and love.
Releasing April, 2010