‘A Daughter’s Courage’ (Brides of Laurent, 3) by Misty Beller

About The Book
Her quest to repair what’s been broken leads to imminent danger–and soon it’s more than her own life on the line.

After accidentally destroying the intricately carved chalice her people have treasured for over a hundred years, Charlotte Durand sets out in search of a skilled artisan who can repair the damage. What she expected to be a two-day trek becomes much more daunting when a treacherous snowstorm sets in.

Searching for solitude and respite from his troubling past, the last thing Damien Levette needs in the middle of a mountain blizzard is to tend to another person, but he can’t leave behind the mysterious woman he found half frozen at the edge of a mountain lake.

As they battle both the elements and their distrust of each other, Charlotte and Damien must work together to survive the peril of the mountains–or it could be the downfall of them both.

Praise for Misty M. Beller

“Beller has provided a splendid escape for us.”–Fresh Fiction on Hope’s Highest Mountain

“A romantic mountain saga.”–Publishers Weekly on Faith’s Mountain Home

“I’ve long been a Misty Beller fan and her books don’t disappoint.”–Tracie Peterson, bestselling author

About Misty M. Beller
Misty M. Beller is a USA Today bestselling author of romantic mountain stories, set on the 1800s frontier and woven with the truth of God’s love. For a limited time, you can get one of her bestselling novels FREE here: https://mistymbeller.com/freebook
Raised on a farm and surrounded by family, Misty developed her love for horses, history, and adventure. These days, her husband and children provide fresh adventure every day, keeping her both grounded and crazy.
Misty’s passion is to create inspiring Christian fiction infused with the grandeur of the mountains, writing historical romance that displays God’s abundant love through the twists and turns in the lives of her characters.
Sharing her stories with readers is a dream come true for Misty. She writes from her country home in South Carolina and escapes to the mountains any chance she gets.
Learn more at http://www.MistyMBeller.com.

Print length

304 pages


Bethany House Publishers
Publication date

November 1, 2022

My Rating: 4 Stars!

‘Lord, I want to trust you. I’m not sure if I can. Give me the desire to place this in your hands.’

I love history, always have. I love the historical writing of Misty Beller, too. Very much. Her series of a village hidden in caves in the mountains is so good. Her descriptions are so vivid, it seems as if the reader is right there in the book with her characters. I have enjoyed this series very much. I look forward to what Beller has in store for her readers next.

My thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book via Net Galley. The opinion here is my own.


‘Devotions For Dog Lovers’ by Barbour Staff

Our canine companions have a lot to teach you about life, love, and everything in between.

If you’re a dedicated dog lover, you’ll treasure curling up with the Devotions for Dog Lovers—featuring dozens of inspiring devotional readings touching on topics like

  • courage
  • contentment
  • character
  • and more!

This fantastic book is a true reminder that there’s more to life than tail-wagging, ball-chasing, and begging for biscuits. 


  1. Print length 192 pages
  2. Language English
  3. Publisher Barbour Books
  4. Publication date November 1, 2022

4 Stars!

I am a huge dog lover and I love books that feature dogs. This sweet devotion book ties in our four legged friends with devotions that can show us how their antics can help us in our walk with God. Well done.

My thanks to Barbour Publishing for a copy of this book. I was not required to leave a review

‘Reclaiming Hope In Wishing Bridge’ by Ruth Logan Herne

She swore she’d never come back to Wishing Bridge.
She needed nothing. No family. No links to a past that broke her heart. Heather Johnstone was successful in her own right, by her own actions. She’d built a pristine life and gave no one the right or opportunity to disrupt it, but then her father called… the one person who’d loved her. Who’d cared.

And there was no other choice, it seemed.

She’d go back and face a past that was now tragically changed and fairly unimportant, but that’s the thing about growing up. You don’t always know what’s important until it’s too late.

Hank Reynolds had spent over a decade trying to inspire change. Change in a shrinking town adjacent to Wishing Bridge, and a school district that serviced several towns. Hank took his teaching and coaching seriously. Seriously enough to help no small number of kids find their way to success, but when a tragic flood takes a major toll on the little town of Hopewell, the aftermath stuns the surrounding communities with the loss of life and livelihood. Who can help? Who can help them re-establish the good old days in a place that had lost their grip on good a long time ago?

Hank knows what the school needs the minute he sees Heather. Northeast Wyoming Central needs an administrator that puts kids first, all the time. Not just when it looks good for a photo op. And when his phone calls bring back more of their high school football teammates, Hank knows something else is happening… Coming back to Wishing Bridge isn’t just good for the town and the schools… It’s good for the prodigals.

Because whoever said you can’t go home again was wrong and Hank Reynolds intends to prove it, but when Heather’s life takes a sudden turn, he realizes something else: sacrificial love means putting others first. Even if it’s the person you love more than anyone else on the planet.

Grab a cup of coffee, a Coke or a spot of tea and join the folks of Wishing Bridge, NY as they gather folks in to help, to love, to fix, to nurture… Welcome back to Wishing Bridge… where prayers and wishes mingle to make dreams come true.

About Ruth Logan Herne

USA Today bestselling, award-winning author Ruth Logan Herne is the author of over 50 novels and novellas. She loves God, her family, country, coffee, chocolate and dogs, and wishes possums would leave the cat food on the side porch alone. And yet… they don’t. With over two million books in print, Ruthy is living her dream of touching hearts and souls by writing the kind of books she likes to read.

She lives on a pumpkin farm in Western New York where they grow all kinds of cool things for fall from sumptuous squashes and veggies to gorgeous stacking pumpkins. Ruthy’s farm is quickly becoming the place to be every September and October. Ruthy herself is in charge of the kitchen and her very own baked goods, jams and jellies are for sale. The farm gives Ruthy a chance to chat with real people… then turn them into fictional characters during the quiet of mid-winter, so be careful what you say!

She loves chatting with readers through her website blog http://ruthloganherne.com and hanging with readers and writers in Seekerville… http://www.seekerville.blogspot.com where coffee is always hot, fresh and good! She loves playing in the kitchen, too, with a wonderful group of regionally-inspired inspirational authors at the Yankee Belle Cafe http://www.yankeebellecafe.blogspot.com. On Goodreads, she’s (yes, you guessed it!) Ruth Logan Herne, and that’s how to find this prolific author on facebook, too!

‘Sometimes the best good comes from the worst.’

When I read the first Wishing Bridge book that started this series, I fell in love with this small town and its inhabitants. A lot has happened in the four books before this one. And now…the worst has happened–a tragic and devastating flood. Lives are changed, grief is the lead emotion and major changes need to be made. In more than one way.

Well, the folks of Wishing Bridge rise to the challenge, as I knew they would. You will have to read the book to see how they overcome obstacles placed in their paths, seemingly from every side and every time they turn around. Ruth Logan Herne never disappoints this reader. Ever. I always say she writes with ‘heart’. And she does. It’s like she pours herself into her book. And she does. Also, she writes the best kid characters EVER. Well done! I highly recommend this author. You will not regret reading a Ruth Logan Herne book.

  1. Language English
  2. Publication date October 25, 2022

‘Explosive Christmas Showdown’ by Darlene L. Turner

About The Book
A bomber brings terror to Christmas

as the presents go tick…tick…boom.

With criminal investigative analyst Olive Wells at the center of a bomber’s dangerous game, she’ll do anything to catch the culprit—even work with her ex-fiancé and his K-9 detector dog. But with the Christmas rampage drawing ever closer, Zac Turner’s convinced the attacks are personal. Can they piece together their ties to the bomber…before another gift explodes?

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

Crisis Rescue Team

About Darlene L. Turner

Darlene L. Turner is an award-winning author and lives with her husband, Jeff in Ontario, Canada. Her love of suspense began when she read her first Nancy Drew book. She’s turned that passion into her writing and believes readers will be captured by her plots, inspired by her strong characters, and moved by her inspirational message. You can connect with Darlene at http://www.darlenelturner.com where there’s suspense beyond borders

My Rating: 4 Stars!

‘Lord, when will it end?’

Darlene L. Turner wrote her first book a few years ago and has been doing wonderful Christian suspense since. And winning awards with her stories, too.

This one is no exception. Give it a try and follow along as these officers race against the clock to find a devious bomber/killer. Great ending, too.


‘Blown Cover’ by Jodie Bailey

About The Book
From USA TODAY bestselling author Jodie Bailey

Outrunning the past

might be the most dangerous mission…

The last person army special agent Makenzie Fuller expects to blow her cover for is her missing ex-partner who once betrayed her. But Ian Andrews doesn’t remember the past four years—or why the arms dealer Makenzie’s investigating wants him dead. Now on the run at Christmastime from her quarry and her own agency, Makenzie must keep Ian alive…even as she questions whether she can trust him.

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

About Jodie Bailey
Jodie Bailey is the USA Today Best-selling author of novels about freedom and the heroes who fight for it. Jodie is also a public speaker and teacher who packs her novels with the knowledge she’s gained as an Army wife.
Jodie Bailey grew up in Eastern North Carolina, where she developed a love for golden sand and the Atlantic Ocean. She started writing stories as soon as she learned how to put sentences together, and spent her childhood and teen years making her best friends’ dreams come true on paper.
In college, she met the love of her life—a soldier who rides a Harley and jumps out of airplanes for fun. This prompted a whole lot of moving from place to place, and she had no idea how much those moves would work their way into her stories. For ten years, she pursued her second love, teaching. Now a full-time writer, she still teaches part-time because the kids keep her young and, every once in awhile, she needs some time away from the imaginary characters.
Jodie currently lives in North Carolina with her husband, her daughter, and a very stubborn pup.

My Rating: 4 Stars!

‘She needed to take the quiet while she could get it. Danger was sure to make another charge.’

I’ve long enjoyed Jodie Bailey’s books, and this one was a super good one. Amnesia, moles, dark web, not sure who to trust, you name it, it has it all. I had a hard time putting it down for necessary life tasks. I’m a suspense lover and Bailey surely does give this reader some good suspense to get lost in. I can’t wait for her next book. Well done!

My thanks to the author and publisher for a copy of this book. The opinion in this review is my own.

  1. Print length: 222 pages
  2. Language: English
  3. Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
  4. Publication date: October 25, 2022
  5. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09SWXVHPZ/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i8

‘The Mistletoe Favor’ (Wyoming Ranchers) by Jill Kemerer

About The Book
It will take one special cowboy

To make this season bright.

After gaining guardianship of his half sister, wealthy rancher Mac Tolbert hopes a part-time job during the holidays will help the grieving teenager. New coffee shop owner Bridget Renna has been on her own since sixteen and is immediately drawn to the shy orphan—and her handsome brother. But as Bridget grows closer to the siblings, will her troubled past ruin their chance at a Christmas together?


From Love Inspired: Uplifting stories of faith, forgiveness and hope.

Wyoming Ranchers

Book 1: The Prodigal’s Holiday Hope
Book 2: A Cowboy to Rely On
Book 3: The Mistletoe Favor
Book 4: Depending on the Cowboy

About Jill Kemerer
Jill Kemerer is a Publishers Weekly bestselling author of heartwarming, emotional, small-town romance novels often featuring cowboys. She is a multi-published author of Christian romance novels with Harlequin Love Inspired–over half a million of her books have sold worldwide.
A former electrical engineer, Jill now writes full-time. Her essentials include coffee, caramels, a stack of books, her mini-doxie, and long walks outdoors. She rarely passes up a bookstore and spends too much time at the library. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two almost-grown children. For more information, visit her website, jillkemerer.com.

My Rating: 5 Stars!
‘She’d never belonged. Bridget would like to belong in Sunrise Ben, but she didn’t know if it was possible.’

I just loved this book. I thoroughly enjoy Jill Kemerer’s cowboy stories, but this one just touched my heart so much. I found myself with tears in my eyes in more than one place. She made these characters come alive in my heart and mind, with their hurts and hopes. And she shows us in these pages that we are worth so much to God. Well done!

My thanks to the author for a copy of this book. The opinion here is my own.

Print length

222 pages


Love Inspired
 Publication date

October 25, 2022

‘The Bookshop of Secrets’ by Mollie Rushmeyer

About The Book
A collection of lost books holds the clues to her family’s legacy…and her future.


Hope Sparrow has mastered the art of outrunning her tragic past, learning never to stay anywhere too long and never to allow anyone control over her life again. Coming to Wanishin Falls in search of her family’s history already feels too risky. But somewhere in the towering stacks of this dusty old bookshop are the books that hold Hope’s last ties to her late mother—and to a rumored family treasure that could help her start over.

Only, the bookshop is in shambles, and the elderly owner is in the beginning stages of dementia and can’t remember where the books lie. To find the last links to the loved ones she’s lost, Hope must stay and accept help from the townsfolk to locate the treasured volumes. Each secret she uncovers brings her closer to understanding where she came from. But the longer she stays in the quaint town, the more people find their way into the cracks in her heart. And letting them in may be the greatest risk of all…
About Mollie Rushmeyer
Mollie Rushmeyer writes “Contemporary Fiction with a Heart for History.” What does this mean exactly? She loves to write inspirational fiction in contemporary settings with fascinating historical elements, people, objects, and stories woven throughout.
A modern girl herself, she wouldn’t want to go a day without modern plumbing and central air! But she’s always felt a special connection to the past. The legacies and lives left behind are like gifts waiting to be unwrapped, and she plans to share this blend of history and contemporary living with readers.
A born and bred Midwestern gal, Mollie Rushmeyer, makes her home in Minnesota with her husband and two spunky, beautiful daughters. She is not only a bibliophile (the dustier the better, in her opinion), she’s a true anglophile at heart. Tea and coffee fuel her travels, by Google maps at least, and her passion for the written word.
Her debut novel with Love Inspired Trade/Harlequin, a division of HarperCollins Publishers will release in October of 2022.
She’d love to connect through social media: https://www.facebook.com/mollie.rushmeyer and https://www.instagram.com/molliejoyrushmeyer/
And don’t forget to sign up for her newsletter (visit molliejrushmeyer.com) for vintage recipe reboots, history mixed with modern living, tea and book pairings, exclusive giveaways, and a FREEBIE pdf download “10 Vintage Hacks for Modern Homes.”

Print length

362 pages


Love Inspired Trade
Publication date

October 25, 2022
My Rating: 5 Stars!
‘How, God? How can I possibly trust You?’

This debut novel from Mollie Rushmeyer is so stunning and precious. I was immediately drawn in, something that just makes me so happy when I’m reading a book. Everything about this book was good. The characters were well thought out, the plot was really good, and the writing very well done. I totally loved it. The main female character, Hope Sparrow, has been through such an ordeal, it hurt to read parts of it, especially when she was remembering the bad parts, but I loved how God began the healing process. The other characters were also incredibly well done. Totally a wonderful debut and I look forward to more from this author.

My thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book via Net Galley. The opinion in this review is my own.

‘Abduction Cold Case’ by Connie Queen

About The Book
An unsolved case. A family secret.

Getting to the truth could be deadly…

Finding a mysterious file on her desk sends psychologist Kennedy Wells chasing down clues to solve a twenty-six-year-old kidnapping—and straight into a violent assault. When Texas Ranger Silas Boone comes to Kennedy’s rescue, he can’t help but wonder at her resemblance to the long-missing girl. With someone willing to kill to end the investigation, can they uncover the truth…and live to see Christmas?

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

About Connie Queen
Connie Queen, a Publishers Weekly bestselling author, spent her life in Texas where she met and married her high-school sweetheart. Together they’ve raised eight children and are enjoying their grandchildren. As a child, Connie remembers her mom and sisters reading but she preferred to be outside. It wasn’t until later, she found the joy of being whisked away into another world. Today she resides in Texas with her husband, and Murphy, her Great Dane, where she’s working on her next suspense novel.

My Rating: 4 Stars!
Connie Queen does inspirational suspense every well. I was all in from the first. Imagine finding out as an adult that you were kidnapped as a child. Then someone is trying to kill you? Great suspense here, folks, and non stop action. Well done!

My thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book via Net Galley. The opinion is my own.

Print length

221 pages


Love Inspired Suspense
Publication date

October 25, 2022


‘Her Secret Son’ (Sundown Valley) by Linda Goodnight

About The Book
To protect her child…

She concealed the truth

The last person rancher Harlow Matheson expects to meet while out on horseback in a rainstorm is injured—and barely conscious—NFL star Nash Corbin. Four years ago, Nash betrayed Harlow’s family. Now she must nurse Nash back to health while concealing the truth from him—that he is the father of her son. But as the two grow close, how much longer can Harlow keep her secret?


From Love Inspired: Uplifting stories of faith, forgiveness and hope.

Sundown Valley

Book 1: To Protect His Children
Book 2: Keeping Them Safe
Book 3: Her Secret Son

About Linda Goodnight
NY Times and USA Bestseller, Linda Goodnight writes novels to stir the soul as well as to entertain. Her stories of hope through faith in Jesus have won the RITA, the Carol, the Reviewer’s Choice, and other industry awards. A small town girl, Linda remains close to her roots, making her home in rural Oklahoma. Connect with Linda on Facebook, Twitter, or at http://www.lindagoodnight.com

My Rating: 5 Stars!
‘Oh, Lord, why have You sent this trouble my way? Are You trying to teach me something? If so, can we just get it over with and move on?’

I read my first book by Linda Goodnight a year ago and she very quickly became a favorite. Her well-written stories featuring very believable characters with real life problems, good plots and a strong spiritual thread make for a fantastic read. I absolutely love it when I connect with characters. And I always connect with Goodnight’s characters. Even the secondary ones. I am on a mission to read her entire back list. It’s a pretty long one, too, but I’m making good headway. I can very highly recommend this author.

Print length

236 pages


Love Inspired
Publication date

October 25, 2022

‘Circle of Vengeance’ (A Star Cavanaugh Cold Case) by Ramona Richards

About The Book
Revenge is best served cold–and this family has been waiting decades to dish it up
Twenty-five years ago, a body was discovered in the Turney family barn–and folks around town were all too ready to believe that killing blood ran through all the Turney’s veins. Every member of the family came under suspicion, their reputations crumbled to pieces, and with no convictions, no one could be cleared.

Daughter Jill, now a Chicago lawyer, is ready for this case to be solved and for her broken family to be repaired at last. Who better to find the answers than cold-case P.I. Star Cavanaugh? But as Star begins to dig into generations-old secrets, the killer resurfaces to make sure none of those skeletons leave the closet–no matter what the cost.

As the danger mounts, Star again joins forces with police chief, Mike Luinetti, and begins to uncover truths that the whole town has kept hidden. But becoming the target of the determined killer isn’t the way Star wants to find the answers. It’s a race to solve the case before it becomes a matter of her life or death.

Readers will love jumping back into the Star Cavanaugh Cold Case series as their favorite plucky heroine drives her vintage Airstream home straight into the heart of another town’s mystery.

About Ramona Richards
I come from a long line of storytellers, and I grew up sitting on the front porch listening to my parents, grandparents, and a wide selection of aunts and uncles spinning yarns that would raise eyebrows and disturb sleep. Naturally, I wanted to do it for a living.
I love stories and books and readers and listeners, and I’m blessed to have been able to spend my life around them. These days, I’m a speaker, writer, and editor, and my latest book is My Mother’s Quilts (Worthy Publishing), which is a devotional written about and around the quilts I inherited from my mother. My latest is a small-town crime novel, Murder in the Family. I’ve written six novels for Love Inspired Suspense, and have devotionals available from Abingdon and Barbour Books.
I’m the associate publisher for Iron Stream Media, although I’ve been an editor for Abingdon Press, Thomas Nelson, Rutledge Hill Press, and Ideals magazine. I’ve freelanced for more than a dozen other publishers and have edited more than 500 publications, including fiction, trade nonfiction, magazines, scripts, poetry, Bibles and biblical reference works, study guides, curriculum, and how-to manuals.
Essentially, I’ll write or edit just about anything. I’m also a speaker for writer’s conferences and women’s groups.
I can be found online at Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and my blog is at https://thefridgefront.blogspot.com/

My Rating: 5 Stars!
‘God sometimes drops you into some odd places. You may not understand at the time, but he does not make mistakes.’

When I read Burying Daisy Doe, I knew I wanted to read more by Ramona Richards. Her Star Cavanaugh cold case stories are incredibly fascinating to this suspense lover. They start out with a little info and Richards slowly begins adding layers, a bit at a time ramping up the reader’s excitement until you are completely hooked. Actually, you’re hooked from the beginning.

Richards is a fine hand at these split time stories and she always brings them to a most satisfying close. I racked my brain trying to figure it all out and never did. Well, I did figure out one tiny part, which was revealed quite soon, but the ending took me completely by surprise. And I love the relationship between Michael and Star. I sure hope the author does more in this series. Well done!

My thanks to the author and publisher for a copy of this book. The opinion here is my own.

Print length

318 pages


Kregel Publications
Publication date

October 18, 2022