October Bethany House Books

This month, we have four new releases, all of them book three in a series. (I know, it would be more symmetrical if we had three book threes releasing, but I wouldn’t want to give up one of these lovely novels just for the sake of symmetry!)

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Just for fun, I went to page 33 of each of these books and picked three sentences to share with you. (And then a short summary of each book, just in case three sentences wasn’t enough to give you all the details of the plot.) For a longer excerpt of each book, click on the cover!

Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice by Mary Connealy

Three Lines: “He’s building a trail up this slope?” Shannon looked over the canyon rim, then turned to Bailey, her eyes wide, her voice laced with doubt. “He’ll have to move half the mountain.”

Summary: Bailey Wilde and Gage Coulter each have something the other wants. Can these two headstrong homesteaders finally loosen up enough to earn each other’s respect—and maybe find love in the process?

Love Everlasting

Love Everlasting by Tracie Peterson

Three Lines: She didn’t know how to put it into words without sounding fretfully ignorant. “What is it, Abrianna? You do love him, don’t you?”

Summary: After a fire destroys much of Seattle, Abrianna Cunningham realizes that her friendship with Wade Ackerman is changing. While she contemplates her confusing new emotions, a past suitor resurfaces who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Will Abrianna get her chance at love?

On This Foundation

On This Foundation by Lynn Austin

Three Lines: “Once we’re married, we’ll reign over Jerusalem as king and queen,” Yitzhak used to tease. “Our sons will be little princes.” And now he was gone.

Summary: After news reaches him that Jerusalem’s wall is shattered, a distraught Nehemiah seeks God’s guidance in prayer. When he is suddenly granted leave from his duties to the King of Persia, Nehemiah sets out for Jerusalem to rebuild the city wall—never anticipating the challenges that lie ahead.

Streams of Mercy

Streams of Mercy by Lauraine Snelling

Three Lines: Miriam nodded and watched her brother leave the room. Tonio was here to stay—like the rest of them. Surely Mum and Da were celebrating too—if people in heaven really could know what was happening to their loved ones on earth.

Summary: When widow Anji Baard Moen returns to Blessing, North Dakota, with her children, two men enter her life. As she moves forward from her loss, who will capture her heart?

Go ahead, join me! Grab the book you’re currently reading and write out three lines from page 33. (Be sure to let us know the title and the author!)

6 thoughts on “October Bethany House Books

  1. “His father had been a righteous and outspoken man, protesting the injustices and pernicious behavior of ones who had seized control of the council and lorded over them with iron fists and a lack of mercy. Kael had been proud of his father, standing up to those brigands, although his mother, Alia, often warned Shamir to silence his objections. If only Father had heeded her warnings!” ~The Sands of Ethryn, C.S. Lakin.

  2. “He’s dead?” I asked.
    “Oh no,” murmured the old man. “He’s not dead; I think you were told he was unavoidably detained, yes?” ~The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (a mystery series for the literary-inclined)

  3. “Mae, please, don’t. . .”
    “I’ll beg. I’ll get down on my knees. I’ll tell him he was right. He was right.”
    “It won’t do any good. He said as far as he’s concerned his daughter is dead.” – Redeeming Love By: Francine Rivers

  4. “Thank you, Mrs.Vance,” Grace said. “we had a pair of bays stabled in London, before the Army bought them. I can also operate a motorcar — I mean , if there’s ever a need,” –Not by Sight By: Kate Breslin

  5. They were received with great cordiality. Nothing seemed amiss on the side of the Great House family, which was generally, as Anne very well knew, the least to blame. The half-hour was chatted away pleasantly enough; and she was not at all surprised at the end of it, to have their walking party joined by both the Miss Musgroves, at Mary’s particular invitation. – Persuasion by Jane Austen

  6. “I hope you have a beneficial stay.”
    He cocked his head. An interesting choice of word.~~Irene Hannon’s Hope Harbor

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