Hey there, readers! We wanted to alert you to a few fun promotions that will be on the blog this month and give you a peek at some great books hitting shelves in a matter of weeks.
Candace Calvert, known for her medical “hope operas” and eye-catching covers, has a brand-new series in the works—beginning with By Your Side, which is in stores NOW. The Crisis Team series focuses on medical professionals who are often overlooked, such as crisis care chaplains.
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ER nurse Macy Wynn learned essential, gritty lessons in the California foster care system: land on your feet and trust no one. She’s finally located the fellow foster child she loves like a sister, but the girl’s in deep trouble. Macy’s determined to help, no matter what it takes. Her motto is to “make it happen” in any situation life throws at her—even when she butts heads with an idealistic cop.
Deputy Fletcher Holt believes in a higher plan, the fair outcome—and his ability to handle that by himself if necessary. Now he’s been yanked from Houston, his mother is battling cancer, and he’s attracted to a strong-willed nurse who could be the target of a brutal sniper.
When everything goes wrong, where do they put their trust?
Candace is very excited to offer a fun giveaway here on the Crazy4Fiction blog this March. Check back on the blog and follow our Crazy4Fiction Facebook page so you don’t miss out.
This April, we’re excited to have Francine Rivers’s New York Times bestseller Bridge to Haven come out in softcover.
Avid fans may have already read this story, but be sure to visit Francine’s Facebook page in April for some behind-the-scenes info on her writing, what she has planned next, and her upcoming appearances.
Other great reads to mark on your calendars include the second novel from Carre Armstrong Gardner, Better All the Time.
Some of you may have read All Right Here, the first Darling Family book. Better All the Time centers around two of the Darling sisters. If you haven’t already, be sure to find out which Darling sister you’re most like. Take the quiz now.
More on Better All the Time:
Seraphina Darling has always struggled to stand out. With her weight issues at the forefront of her mind, Sephy prefers to place herself comfortably in the background. But when Sephy’s best friend and older brother announce their engagement, she vows to make a permanent change in her appearance and her life.
Meanwhile her younger sister, Amy, lands her dream job: coordinating the restoration of the community theater’s arts programs. As the deadline for the project’s completion approaches, Amy continues to run herself ragged, struggling to delegate and trust anyone but herself.
As the Darling sisters move through tragedy and triumph, between shadows and the limelight, each must find a path into the freedom of who God intended her to be.
If you love romantic suspense, you can’t miss DiAnn Mills’s latest FBI: Houston novel, Double Cross.
DiAnn writes authentic stories, as she’s part of the FBI Houston Citizens Academy. Like her on Facebook and subscribe to her newsletter for fun behind the scenes.
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FBI Agent Laurel Evertson’s investigation into a scam targeting the elderly takes an unexpected twist when key evidence leads her to Morton Wilmington, a felon she arrested five years ago on her first undercover assignment. That case has haunted her since, and though she’s vowed to forget Wilmington—and what she sacrificed to put him away—he is now her best lead.
Houston Police Officer Daniel Hilton fears his grandparents may be the scammer’s next targets, and he’ll do anything to protect his family—even force interagency cooperation. But he’s quickly drawn to Laurel’s empathy and zeal and agrees to follow her lead . . . even if it means teaming up with a felon.
As the unlikely trio uncovers evidence suggesting the scam is more extensive and deadly than they imagined, both Laurel and Daniel find themselves in the crosshairs of a killer. Together they must decide if they can trust Wilmington’s claims of redemption, or if he’s leading them straight into a double cross.
Lastly, we’re so excited for Allison Pittman’s gripping historical On Shifting Sands. Her beautiful writing, paired with the gritty landscape of the Dust Bowl, make for a riveting read.
More on On Shifting Sand:
Long before anyone would christen it “The Dust Bowl,” Nola Merrill senses the destruction. She’s been drying up bit by bit since the day her mother died, leaving her to be raised by a father who withholds his affection the way God keeps a grip on the Oklahoma rain. A hasty marriage to Russ, a young preacher, didn’t bring the escape she desired. Now, twelve years later with two children to raise, new seeds of dissatisfaction take root.
When Jim, a mysterious drifter and long-lost friend from her husband’s past, takes refuge in their home, Nola slowly springs to life under his attentions until a single, reckless encounter brings her to commit the ultimate betrayal of her marriage. For months Nola withers in the wake of the sin she so desperately tries to bury. Guilt and shame consume her physically and spiritually, until an opportunity arises that will bring the family far from the drought and dust of Oklahoma. Or so she thinks. As the storms follow, she is consumed with the burden of her sin and confesses all, hoping to find Russ’s love strong enough to stand the test.
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