The Treasure of the Celtic Triangle Michael Phillips Paperback, 448 pp., $16.99 Barbour Books (August 1, 2012)
Having accepted his uncle’s dying request to solve the hidden mystery of the Westbrooke estate, Scottish Percy Drummond begins a search that takes him to Ireland. But as the key to the mystery continually eludes him, will he discover the treasure was closer than he imagined?
It is 1811, and the prosperous port city of Charleston is bustling with immigrants like Adalia. But she has a secret: her light skin belies that she is part black and a runaway slave from Barbados. She lives in terror that her owner will come looking for her. Instead Morgan, the son of a plantation owner, finds her. Soon she is swept into his glamorous world, a world in which the truth about Adalia’s heritage would ruin her—and Morgan. This epic romance reveals the beauty and tragedy of the Old South.
Highland Crossings Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Pamela Griffin, Laurie Alice Eakes, Gina Welborn Paperback, 352 pp., $7.99 Barbour Books (February 1, 2012)
The four stories in Highland Crossings are centered around the lives of the McKay and McPherson cousins and their descendants. A priceless brooch is given to an ancestress for a good deed she once performed for the imprisoned Mary Queen of Scots. It plays a role in bringing the sisters together after twenty years of separation, gives a daughter a start on her dreams, and a granddaughter a new plan for the future. Each finds her way in the New World, the new nation, and a new century, finding God’s purpose for their lives and the loves of their hearts.
The Heart’s Frontier Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith Paperback, 320 pp., $13.99 Harvest House Publishers (March 1, 2012)
Kansas, 1881—Emma Switzer’s Amish family is robbed of all their possessions, leaving them destitute and stranded on the prairie. Walking into the nearest trading settlement, they pray to the Lord for someone to help. When a man lands in the dust at her feet, Emma looks down at him and thinks, The Lord might have cleaned him up first. Luke Carson, heading up his first cattle drive, is not planning on being the answer to anyone’s prayers, but it looks as though God has something else in mind for this kind and gentle man.
Educated while a slave, Bo was given his freedom and now owns a farm buying slaves for the sole purpose of giving them their freedom. Bo is also a man of God and widower whose life is destined to change when he meets the proud and hard-hearted slave girl, Ruth. Purchased and sold primarily for breeding, Ruth’s heart is filled with resentment and bitterness. Set against the backdrop of the Nat Turner Rebellion, this novel shines the light of God’s unconditional love in the darkness of a culture’s cruel socially accepted inhumanity.