Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Fall Releases I'm Really Excited About!

Hey everyone! I apologize that things have been slow around here, my family and I have been really busy as of late with no hope of slowing down for a little while yet. So, to make it up to you all, I got this brilliant idea to post about several titles releasing this fall that I'm excited about.

Whispers from the Shadows (The Culper Ring #2)
Book Blurb:  
This exciting and adventurous romantic spy novel is the second book in a new series from Roseanna M. White. Whispers from the Shadows combines fascinating cloak-and-dagger secrets with a tale of love and intrigue during the War of 1812.
Treachery causes Gwyneth Fairchild's world to crumble. The daughter of a British general, she just barely saves her life by fleeing London aboard a ship to America. Her goal is to find refuge with the Lane family in Maryland, having been told by her father she could implicitly trust Winter and Bennet Lane, even though their nations are once again at war. After meeting their son, Thad, she soon discovers they are a family much like her own. The Lanes trade in a dangerous commodity--espionage.
Not long after Gwyneth is on his ship, Captain Thad Lane experiences the tug of love, though he fears it may blur lines of loyalty. With family playing the part of enemies and enemies proving themselves friends, a future with Gwyn is uncertain. But at this moment, with the British advancing on Washington and Baltimore, they have only their shared faith in God as a shield about them.

Release Date: August 2013
Why I'm Excited: I really, really, loved Ring of Secrets and Fairchild's Lady. I cannot wait to read about Gwyneth and Lane! <3
Icing on the Cake (Weddings by Design #2)
Book Blurb:
Scarlet isn't sure if she has just the right ingredients for true love--or utter disaster
 Scarlet Lindsey is busy making her dreams come true. She's moved her bakery to a prime spot on Galveston's most popular street, she's planning an extravagant cake for her best friend's wedding, and she has a great relationship with Bella Neeley, the island's most popular wedding coordinator. Business is booming and Scarlet is enjoying the ride.
But when Bella's dangerously handsome brother Armando breezes into her life, Scarlet is faced with a sticky situation. Should she stay with the safe, sweet guy who's been a fixture in her life for years? Or will this brash Italian hunk melt her guarded heart?Fan favorite Janice Thompson is back with more wit, more weddings, and more of what you love best--bridal-business drama laced with laughs.
Release Date: August 2013
Why I'm Excited: I fell in love with Thompson's writing style with Picture Perfect. So naturally I'm excited for the sequel! I loved Scarlet in the first Weddings by Design series and I'm happy to get to read about her happily-ever-after.

Into the Whirlwind  -     
        By: Elizabeth Camden
Book Blurb:
After her father's death, Mollie Knox takes over his watchmaking company and uses her head for business to solidify the good name of the 57th Illinois Watch Company. Her future looks bright until the night her beloved city is destroyed in the legendary Great Chicago Fire. With her world crumbling around her, Molly must do whatever it takes to save her company in the aftermath of the devastating fire.
Zack Kazmarek is an influential attorney with powerful ties to the political, mercantile, and ethnic roots of Chicago. His only weakness is Mollie Knox, a woman who has always been just beyond his reach. However, all bets are off after the fire destroys Chicago, and Mollie is in desperate need of assistance. Just as Zack finally begins to pursue the woman he loves, competition arises in the form of a hero from her past who can provide the help she needs to rise from the ashes.
While Mollie struggles to rebuild, the two men battle for her heart. One has always loved her, but the other has the power to save her. In the race to rebuild the city, can she survive with her business and her heart intact?
Release Date: August 2013
Why I'm Excited: First of all, isn't that cover just gorgeous? I think so. I love the soft colors and that adorable hairstyle on our heroine. :-)

On Distant Shores (Wings of the Nightingale, #2) 
Book Blurb:
Caught between the war raging around them and the battles within, two souls long for peace--and a love that remains true.
Lt. Georgiana Taylor has everything she could want. A boyfriend back home, a loving family, and a challenging job as a flight nurse. But in July 1943, Georgie's cozy life gets more complicated when she meets pharmacist Sgt. John Hutchinson. 
Hutch resents the lack of respect he gets as a noncommissioned serviceman and hates how the war keeps him from his fiancée. While Georgie and Hutch share a love of the starry night skies over Sicily, their lives back home are falling apart. Can they weather the hurt and betrayal? Or will the pressures of war destroy the fragile connection they've made?
With her signature attention to detail and her talent for bringing characters together, Sarah Sundin weaves an exciting tale of emotion, action, and romance that will leave you wanting more.
Release Date: August 2013
Why I'm Excited: I liked Georgiana in With Every Letter and I was so happy when I found out On Distant Shores would be about her. :-)

Stranded (Alaskan Courage, #3) 
Book Blurb:
When her friend vanishes from a cruise ship, reporter Darcy St. James isn't satisfied with their explanation that she simply left her job of her own accord. Something isn't lining up, and Darcy believes the only way to find the truth is to put herself in Abby's position. Within days, Darcy learns her friend wasn't the only person to disappear mysteriously. Last summer, a woman vanished under almost identical circumstances.
Gage McKenna has taken a summer-long stint leading adventure excursions for the passengers of various cruise lines that dock for a few days of sightseeing. He's surprised to find Darcy working aboard one of the ships, investigating a troubling report. Something sinister is going on and the deeper they dig the more Gage fears they've only discovered the tip of the iceberg.
Release Date: September 2013
Why I'm Excited: Dani hasn't disappointed me yet! Love the McKenna family! :)

Love's Awakening (The Ballantyne Legacy, #2) 
Book Blurb:
 Ellie Ballantyne, youngest child of Silas and Eden, has left finishing school. But back at her family home in Pittsburgh, Ellie finds that her parents are away on a long trip and her siblings don't seem to want her to stay. When she opens a day school for young ladies, she begins tutoring the incorrigible daughter of the enemy Turlock clan. The Turlocks are slaveholders and whiskey magnates, envious of the powerful Ballantynes and suspicious of their abolitionist leanings. As Ellie becomes increasingly tangled with the Turlocks, she finds herself falling in love with an impossible future--and Jack Turlock, a young man striving to free himself from his family's violent legacy. How can she betray her family and side with the enemy? And will Jack ever allow her into his world?
Release Date: September 2013
Why I'm Excited: I'm a new fan of Frantz's work but I thoroughly enjoyed Love's Reckoning.

Trapped (Private Justice #2) 
Book Blurb:
 When librarian Laura Griffin's sixteen-year-old sister disappears on a frigid February day, leaving only a brief note behind, Laura resolves to do whatever it takes to track down the runaway teen. That includes recruiting ATF agent turned PI James "Dev" Devlin to help. But the deeper he digs, the more he begins to suspect that something sinister is at work in the girl's disappearance. And the closer he gets to uncovering the truth, the clearer it becomes that the situation isn't just dangerous--it's deadly.
Release Date: September 2013
Why I'm Excited: I have loved all of Irene's books and I'm sure Trapped will be no exception. :-D

Book Blurb:
Gideon O’Riley has been given another chance at a life with Lonnie. But will the fight for her heart risk it all over again?
  After finally finding love with his sweet bride Lonnie, Gideon’s heart was torn when a woman from his past claimed to be his true and rightful wife, forcing him away from his family. God’s merciful hand saw Gideon through the heartache, and with Cassie’s blessing, he is able to return home. Though his journey back through the Blue Ridge Mountains will hold a trial he never anticipated.
 Meanwhile, Lonnie determines to seal off her heart from Gideon, convinced he is lost to her forever. Strengthening her resolve to move on is the fondness she has for the handsome Scotsman, Toby McKee—the young reverend she has come to care deeply for. His proposal of marriage offers a bright future for her and her young son.
 Yearning to allow joy back into her life, Lonnie must put aside the broken pieces of her heart that still love Gideon. When he returns to find her betrothed to another, he has to place his hope in God, trusting that the One who redeemed their love once can do it again.

Release Date: October 2013
Why I'm Excited: Oh, my. This series is positively amazing and I hate to see it come to an end. Nonetheless, I can't wait to read it!

That's all I have to share right now, but I'm sure I'll do this again. :-D What new releases are you anticipating this fall?


  1. I was blessed to win an ARC of Stranded, so I got to read it back in June!!! :) It was awesome, I was not disappointed but I think Shattered is still my favorite!!! :D
    Hope you enjoy it!!! :)

  2. Oh, my! Lovin' so many of these, Rosie. Excited to read Trapped (have a copy for a review site) as well as Janice's (we're on the same tour, I suspect) and of course, Camden's. Such an exciting line-up. :)


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