January 2022 New Releases

We’re ringing in the new year with four historical releases from acclaimed authors! If you’re looking to use a Christmas gift card or just need a cozy read to cuddle up with, we’ve got some fantastic books this January for you to check out.

Her Darling Mr. Day by Grace Hitchcock

A very public jilting has Theodore Day fleeing the ballrooms of New York to focus on building his family’s luxury steamboat business in New Orleans and beating out his brother to be next in charge. But he can’t escape the Southern belles’ notice, nor Flora Wingfield, who is determined to win his attention.

To Treasure an Heiress by Roseanna M. White

When Beth Tremayne stumbles across an old map, she pursues the excitement she’s always craved. But her only way to piece together the clues is through Lord Sheridan—a man she insists stole a prized possession. As they follow the clues, they uncover a story of piratical adventure, but the true treasure is the one they discover in each other.

To Disguise the Truth by Jen Turano

When Arthur Livingston seeks out the agency to find a missing heiress, Eunice Holbrooke realizes her past has finally caught up with her. In order to avoid Arthur and conceal her real identity, Eunice goes undercover on another case. But will the truth she uncovers set her free or place her—and her heart—in peril’s way?

Ever Constant by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse

On the surface, Whitney Powell is happy working with her sled dogs, but her life is full of complications that push her to the edge. When sickness spreads in outlying villages, Dr. Peter Cameron turns to Whitney and her dogs for help navigating the deep snow, and together they discover that sometimes it’s only in weakness you can find strength.

What book did you start 2022 with?

December 2021 New Releases

Readers, if you’re looking for last-minute Christmas gifts for friends and family—or if you want to add a couple extras to your Christmas list—we have three new releases that you’ll want to check out!

The Finder of Forgotten Things by Sarah Loudin Thomas

Plot Summary: After promising a town he’d find them water and then failing, Sullivan Harris is on the run; but he grows uneasy when one success makes folks ask him to find other things–like missing items or sons. When men are killed digging the Hawks Nest Tunnel, Sully is compelled to help, and it becomes the catalyst for finding what even he has forgotten—hope.

Shadows of Swanford Abbey by Julie Klassen

Plot Summary: In pursuit of an author who could help get her brother published, Rebecca Lane stays at Swanford Abbey, a grand hotel rumored to be haunted. It is there she encounters Sir Frederick—the man who broke her heart. When a mysterious death occurs, Rebecca is one of the suspects, and Frederick is torn between his feelings for her and his search for the truth.

Proposing Mischief by Regina Jennings

Plot Summary: Left to rue her mistake of falling in love with the wrong man, Maisie Kentworth keeps busy by exploring the idle mine nearby. While managing his mining company, Boone Bragg stumbles across Maisie and the crystal cavern she’s discovered. He makes her a proposal that he hopes will solve all their problems, but instead it throws them into chaos.

What books are you hoping to receive this holiday season?

November 2021 New Releases

Readers, if you’re looking for some beautiful books, we have four new releases for you! With breathtaking settings, page-turning plots, and characters you’ll want to cheer for, these are perfect for your reading list or Christmas gift list.

After She Falls by Carmen Schober

Plot Summary: After an abusive relationship derails her plans, Adri Rivera struggles to regain her independence and achieve her dream of becoming an MMA fighter. She gets a second chance, but the man who offers it to her is Max Lyons, her former training partner, whom she left heartbroken years before. As she fights for her future, will she be able to confront her past?

Every Word Unsaid by Kimberly Duffy

Plot Summary: As the nation’s most fearless travel columnist, Augusta Travers explores the country, spinning stories for women unable to leave hearth and home. Suddenly caught in a scandal, she escapes to India to visit old friends, promising great tales of boldness. But instead she encounters a plague, new affections, and the realization that she can’t outrun her past.

As Dawn Breaks by Kate Breslin

Plot Summary: After a deadly explosion at the Chilwell factory, munitions worker Rosalind Graham leaves the painful life she’s dreamt of escaping by assuming the identity of her deceased friend. When RAF Captain Alex Baird is ordered to surveil her for suspected sabotage, the danger of her deception intensifies. Will Rose’s daring bid for freedom be her greatest undoing?

Dead Fall by Nancy Mehl
The Quantico Files

Plot Summary: When a renowned profiler is found dead in his hotel room and it becomes clear the killer is targeting agents in Alex Donovan’s unit, she is called to work on the strangest case she’s ever faced. Things get personal when the brilliant killer strikes close to home, and Alex will do anything to find the killer–even at the risk of her own life.

With Thanksgiving coming up, what’s one reason you’re thankful for books?

October 2021 New Releases

Welcome to October, readers! We can’t wait to show off our list of new novels this month…as well as their lovely covers, hinting at the stories inside. We hope that you’re intrigued enough to check them out and read the first chapters by clicking on the covers.

A Flicker of Light by Katie Powner

Plot Summary: Widower Mitch Jensen is at a loss with how to handle his mother’s odd, forgetful behaviors, as well as his daughter’s sudden return home and unexpected life choices. Little does he know Grandma June has long been keeping a secret about her past–but if she doesn’t tell the truth about it, someone she loves will suffer, and the lives of three generations will never be the same.

Waiting on Love by Tracie Peterson
Ladies of the Lake #3

Plot Summary: Fulfilling a promise to her dying mother, Elise Wright watches over her father as cook on his Great Lakes schooner. But the behavior of a new sailor unsettles her and first mate Nick Clark, who secretly begins investigating. When tragedy strikes, Nick and Elise must rely on their faith and each other as they confront their greatest fears.

A Deep Divide by Kimberley Woodhouse

Secrets of the Canyon #1

Plot Summary: When her father’s greedy corruption goes too far, heiress Emma Grace McMurray sneaks away to be a Harvey Girl at the El Tovar Grand Canyon Hotel, planning to stay hidden forever. There she uncovers mysteries, secrets, and a love beyond anything she could imagine–leaving her to question all she thought to be true.

The Heart of a Cowboy by Jody Hedlund
Colorado Cowboys

Plot Summary: Traveling the Santa Fe Trail on a botanical exploration, Linnea Newberry longs to be taken seriously by the other members of the expedition. When she is rescued from an accident by Flynn McQuaid, her grandfather hires him to act as Linnea’s bodyguard, and Flynn soon finds himself in the greatest danger of all–falling for a woman he’s determined not to love.

Love on the Range by Mary Connealy
Brothers in Arms #3

Plot Summary: Assigned by the Pinkertons to spy on a suspicious ranch owner, Molly Garner hires on as his housekeeper, closely followed by Wyatt Hunt, who refuses to let her risk it alone. But when danger arises, Wyatt must band together with his problematic brothers to face all the troubles of life and love that suddenly surround them.

Tell us in the comments about the latest book you read and loved.

September 2021 New Releases

Looking for something fun to read this September? We’ve got six new releases for you to explore, all of them set in different eras and locations, from the wilds of the War of 1812 to modern day Lancaster county. Take a look at the summary, click on the covers to read the excerpts, and see what stands out to you.

The Beginning by Beverly Lewis

Plot Summary: Susie Mast’s Old Order life has been shaped more by tragedy than her own choices. But when she decides to stop waiting on her childhood friend and accept another young man’s invitation, she soon realizes her mistake. Will family secrets and missed opportunities dim Susie’s hopes for the future? Or is what seems like the end only the beginning?

Crossed Lines by Jennifer Delamere
Love along the Wires

Plot Summary: Mitchell Harris is captivated by Emma Sutton, but when his best friend also falls in love with her and asks for help writing her letters, he’s torn between desire and loyalty. Longing for a family, Emma is elated when she receives a love note from a handsome engineer but must decide between the writer of the letters and her growing affection for Mitchell.

Under the Texas Mistletoe by Karen Witemeyer

Plot Summary: Spiced with Witemeyer’s signature blend of humor, thrilling frontier action, and sweet romance, this charming holiday novella collection includes three novellas, “An Archer Family Christmas,” “Gift of the Heart,” and a brand-new story, “A Texas Christmas Carol,” along with a Christmas devotion, holiday recipes, and fun facts about 1890s Christmas celebrations.

A Warrior’s Heart by Misty M. Beller
Brides of Laurent

Plot Summary: On assignment to help America win the War of 1812, Evan MacManus is taken prisoner by Brielle Durand–the key defender of her people’s secret French settlement in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. But when his mission becomes at odds with his growing appreciation of Brielle and the villagers, does he dare take a risk on the path his heart tells him is right?

Carved in Stone by Elizabeth Camden
The Blackstone Legacy #1

Plot Summary: When lawyer Patrick O’Neill agrees to resurrect an old mystery and challenge the Blackstones’ legacy of greed and corruption, he doesn’t expect to be derailed by the kindhearted family heiress, Gwen Kellerman. She is tasked with getting him to drop the case, but when the mystery takes a shocking twist, he is the only ally she has.

The Lines Between Us by Amy Lynn Green

Plot Summary: After Pearl Harbor, sweethearts Gordon Hooper and Dorie Armitage were broken up by their convictions. As a conscientious objector, he went west to fight fires as a smokejumper, while she joined the Army Corps. When a tragic accident raises suspicions, they’re forced to work together, but the truth they uncover may lead to an impossible–and dangerous–choice.

Do you ever re-read novels? If so, what makes a book worthy of a second read?

August 2021 New Releases

In this last full month of summer, we hope you’re able to steal a moment to read. We have a contemporary romance, a novel set in WWI, a Regency mystery, and a Gilded Age romance releasing this month, and we love recommending them to readers! Be sure to click on the covers if you’d like to read an excerpt.

Yours is the Night by Amanda Dykes

Plot Summary: Mireilles finds her world rocked when the Great War comes crashing into the idyllic home she has always known, taking much from her. When Platoon Sergeant Matthew Petticrew discovers her in the Forest of Argonne, three things are clear: she is alone in the world, she cannot stay, and he and his two companions might be the only ones who can get her to safety.

To Write a Wrong by Jen Turano
The Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency

Plot Summary: Daphne Beekman is a mystery writer by day, inquiry agent by night. She happily works behind the scenes, staying away from danger. But when Herman Henderson arrives on the doorstep, desperate for someone to investigate numerous attempts on his life, Daphne finds herself in the thick of a case she’s determined to solve–and finds her heart in jeopardy as well.

The Barrister and the Letter of Marque by Todd M. Johnson

Plot Summary: As a barrister in 1818 London, William Snopes defends the poor against the powerful–but that changes when a struggling heiress arrives at his door with a mystery surrounding a missing letter from the king’s regent and a merchant’s brig. As he digs deeper, he learns that the forces arrayed against them are even more perilous than he’d imagined.

Love and the Silver Lining by Tammy L. Gray
A State of Grace Novel

Plot Summary: After her dreams of mission work are dashed, Darcy Malone has no choice but to move in with the little sister of a man she’s distrusted for years. Searching for purpose, she jumps at the chance to rescue a group of dogs. But it’s Darcy herself who’ll encounter a surprising rescue in the form of unexpected love, forgiveness, and the power of letting go.

Do you pre-order books you know you’ll want to buy, or get them after release?

July 2021 New Releases

We hope that you’re enjoying a summer full of excellent fiction! These three page-turners are the latest from Bethany House, and we can’t wait for you to meet the characters within them.

Forever My Own by Tracie Peterson
Ladies of the Lake #2

Plot Summary: While caring for her grandmother, Kristin encounters the brother she long thought dead. In shock, she volunteers to care for her brother’s injured friend, Ilian. As Ilian recovers, an attraction sparks between them, but both are dealing with problems that have no easy answers. With no clear way forward, can love ever thrive and the past be forgiven?

Between the Wild Branches by Connilyn Cossette
The Covenant House #2

Plot Summary: After a heartbreaking end to her friendship with Lukio, Shoshana thought she’d never see him again. But when, years later, she is captured in a Philistine raid and enslaved, she is surprised to find Lukio is now a famous and brutal fighter. With deadly secrets and unbreakable vows standing between them, finding a way to freedom may cost them everything.

A Man With a Past by Mary Connealy
Brothers in Arms #2

Plot Summary: Falcon Hunt awakens without a past–or at least he doesn’t recall one. When he makes a new start by claiming an inheritance, it cuts out frontierswoman Cheyenne from her ranch. Soon it’s clear someone is gunning for him and his brothers, and as his affection for Cheyenne grows, he must piece together his past if they’re to have any chance at a future.

What’s a book you’ve read already this summer that stood out to you?

June 2021 New Releases

This June is full to the brim of wonderful new novels, including these six from Bethany House. We hope that you’re able to make time for some summer reading. These releases come highly recommended for that, whether you’re looking for a beach read, a road trip audiobook, or a quiet staycation page-turner.

Sustaining Faith by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan
When Hope Calls #2

Plot Summary: With more children on their way from England who need caring homes, Lillian and Grace must use every ounce of gumption to keep their mission alive. But when startling information about the past surfaces and a new arrival comes via suspicious circumstances, they’ll have to decide what is worth fighting for and what is better left in God’s hands.

The Heart’s Charge by Karen Witemeyer
Hanger’s Horsemen #2

Plot Summary: On a mission to deliver a baby to a nearby foundling home, Mark Wallace and Jonah Brooks encounter two women who capture their attention. When a handful of urchin children from the area go missing, a pair of Horsemen are exactly what the women need. As they work together to find the children, will these two couples find love as well?

Power Play by Rachel Dylan
Capital Intrigue #1

Plot Summary: Recruited to join an FBI task force after witnessing an attack, Vivian Steele finds her by-the-book ways clashing with Diplomatic Security Agent Jacob Cruz. When Vivian’s past comes back to haunt her and secrets hidden by the government thrust her into a web of danger, can she accept Jacob’s reckless ways as exactly what she needs to stay alive?

Seeds of Change by Lauraine Snelling with Kiersti Giron
Leah’s Garden #1

Plot Summary: After turning the tables on a crooked gambler, Larkspur Nielsen flees her home with her sisters on a wagon train bound for Oregon. Knowing four women will draw unwanted attention, she dons a disguise as a man. But maintaining the ruse is harder than she imagined, as is protecting her sisters from difficult circumstances and eligible young men.

To Find Her Place by Susan Anne Mason
Redemption’s Light #2

Plot Summary: In the midst of WWII, Jane Linder pours all of her dreams for a family into her career at the Toronto Children’s Aid Society. Garrett Wilder has been hired to overhaul operations at the society and hopes to earn the vacant director’s position. But when feelings begin to blossom and they come to a crossroads, can they discern the path to true happiness?

On the Cliffs of Foxglove Manor by Jaime Jo Wright

Plot Summary: In search of her father’s lost goods, Adria encounters an eccentric old woman who has filled Foxglove Manor with dangerous secrets that may cost Adria her life. Centuries later, when the senior residents of Foxglove under her care start sharing chilling stories of the past, Kailey will have to risk it all to banish the past’s demons, including her own.

Where will you be reading a book this summer?

May 2021 New Releases

It’s the start of our summer publishing season, and we can’t wait for you to take a look at these latest Bethany House releases. Four strong leading ladies, pictured on the covers, head up these four novels. You’ll see hints at their stories on the outside, but take a look inside by clicking on the covers to read an excerpt. Enjoy!

The Nature of a Lady by Roseanna M. White
Secrets of the Isles #1

Plot Summary: Fleeing to the beautiful Isles of Scilly, Lady Elizabeth Sinclair stumbles upon dangerous secrets left behind by her cottage’s former occupant and agrees to help the missing girl’s brother, Oliver Tremayne, find his sister. As the two work together, they uncover ancient legends, pirate wrecks, betrayal, and the most mysterious phenomenon of all: love.

Let It Be Me by Becky Wade
A Misty River Romance

Plot Summary: When pediatric heart surgeon Sebastian Grant meets Leah Montgomery, his fast-spinning world comes to a sudden stop. And when Leah receives surprising news while assembling a family tree, he helps her comb through old hospital records to learn more. But will attaining their deepest desires require more sacrifices than they imagined?

Paint and Nectar by Ashley Clark
Heirloom Secrets

Plot Summary: In 1929, a spark forms between Eliza, a talented watercolorist, and William, a young man whose family has a longstanding feud with hers over a missing treasure. Decades later, after inheriting Eliza’s house and all its secrets from a mysterious patron, Lucy is determined to preserve the property, not only for history’s sake but also for her own.

Woman of Words by Angela Hunt
Jerusalem Road #3

Plot Summary: Asked by Mary to record stories of Yeshua while the eyewitnesses are still alive, Matthew, a disciple, reluctantly agrees. But the longer they work together, the more difficult their task becomes as they face threats and opposition. And when Matthew works to save his people, he realizes that the job he hesitantly accepted may be his God-given destiny.

How often do you open up a book from an author who is new to you to read the first few lines?

April 2021 New Releases

We’re delighted to introduce you to the four stunning novels releasing from Bethany House this month. I’m imagining all four protagonists in the same room: an engaging beauty influencer, a brilliant FBI agent, a daring female jockey, and a compassionate Amish woman. Sounds like the perfect team to me! If you want to learn more, take a glimpse inside each book by reading the excerpt linked to the cover.

All That Really Matters by Nicole Deese

Plot Summary: Molly McKenzie has made social media influencing a lucrative career, but nailing a TV show means proving she’s as good in real life as she is online. So she volunteers with a youth program. Challenged at every turn by the program director, Silas, and the kids’ struggles, she’s surprised by her growing attachment. Has her perfect life been imperfectly built?

Night Fall by Nancy Mehl
The Quantico Files #1

Plot Summary: When authorities contact the FBI about bodies found on freight trains–all killed the same way–Alex Donovan is forced to confront her troubled past when she recognizes the graffiti messages the killer is leaving behind. In a race against time, Alex must decide how far she will go–and what she is willing to risk–to put a stop to the Train Man.

Winning the Gentleman by Kristi Ann Hunter
Hearts on the Heath

Plot Summary: When his reputation is threatened, Aaron Whitworth makes the desperate decision to hire a circus horse trainer as a jockey for his racehorses. Most men don’t take Sophia Fitzroy seriously because she’s a woman, but as she fights for the right to do the work she was hired for, she finds the fight for Aaron’s guarded heart might be a more worthwhile challenge.

A Patchwork Past by Leslie Gould
Plain Patterns #2

Plot Summary: Few are pleased Sophie Deiner has returned to her Amish community, but a sudden illness leaves her no choice. She befriends a group of migrant workers but is appalled by their living conditions. She soon finds her advocacy for change opposed by her ex, the farm foreman, and that her efforts only makes things worse. Has she chosen a fight she can’t win?

Which of these genres (contemporary romance, suspense, historical, or Amish) do you tend to be drawn to?