50 Fantastic Books Coming this Summer!

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I am pleased to present the first seasonal book release list for The Reader’s Blog! We have novellas and novels written by newbies and seasoned writers, including indie authors. From settings in ancient times to the modern day, literature at its best, and all coming to you this summer.

Links are inserted for purchasing books and also for connecting with authors. Each author-link will rout you to their blogs (or rather as many as I could find since some authors do not have blogs.) This will provide you the opportunity to glimpse a more personal side of each writer. Blogs tend to be more personal than the Amazon author pages so if you find an author you like, click the link.

Genres include: Biblical Fiction, Contemporary Christian Fiction/Romance, Historical Fiction, Sci-fi & Fantasy, Suspense/Mystery, and Western & Frontier. Titles are organized alphabetically.

Please remember to review your authors when you reach “the end” of any book you read. Also, feel free to comment below. 🙂


~ Biblical Fiction ~


Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ By: Carol Wallace

Publication Date: July 2016

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An unforgettable story of betrayal, rebellion, revenge, and redemption! When Judah Ben-Hur’s Roman friend cruelly betrays him, the Jewish nobleman is sentenced to the galleys and his mother and sister are imprisoned. Judah vows vengeance—until he becomes a follower of an itinerant carpenter. An updated edition of Lew Wallace’s classic novel by his great-granddaughter. 425 pages, softcover from Tyndale.

 

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Esther by Rebecca Kanner

Publication Date: June 2016 

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From the award-winning author of Sinners and the Sea comes a breathtaking new look into the timeless tale of Queen Esther, “a riveting tale of courage” (New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee).

A glittering Persian king has a vast empire that reaches farther than where the sun meets the horizon. He is bathed in riches and commands a frightening military force. He possesses power beyond any other mortal man and rules his kingdom as a god. Anything he desires, he has. Any woman he wants…(to read more follow link.)

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The Secret Book of Kings by Yochi Brandes  and Yardenne Greenspan

Publication Date: August 2016 

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Stories are deadlier than swords. Swords kill only those who stand before them, stories decide who will live and die in generations to come.

Shlom’am, a young man from the tribe of Ephraim, has grown up in the shadow of several secrets. He wonders why his father is deathly afraid of the King’s soldiers, and why his mother has lied to him about the identities of those closest to him. Knowing his parents won’t divulge more than they have to, Shlom’am sets out on his own to unearth his mysterious past…(To read more, follow link.)

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~ Contemporary Christian Fiction/Romance ~


Ante Up! (Aggie’s Inheritance Book 4) by Chautona Havig

Publication Date: June 2016                                                               FREE w/ Kindle Unlimited

Ante up

Marriage has been good to Aggie. After a few years and a baby under her belt, she’s ready to take on anything–including adding child number ten to the home!
Blessings aren’t always easy, and Aggie is about to discover that in a whole new way!
So, Aunt Aggie has to “knuckle down” and “ante up” to keep from losing ALL her marbles.
When Aggie and crew return home after a month away, all she wants is to settle in and get back into a regular…(To read further, follow link.)

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Calling Love (Modern Conveniences Book 2) BY: Leah Atwood

Publication Date: July 2016                                                               FREE w/ Kindle Unlimited

Calling Love

What a tangled web we weave…

Archer Reeves needs a fiancée, but where can he find one on short notice? When a woman calls him to tow her car, and her name happens to be Madison—the same name he gave his made-up fiancée—it has to be a sign, right?
Madison Nichols has a soft spot for grandparents, so when Archer asks her to stand in for a day as his fiancée to please his dying grandmother, she agrees. In exchange, Archer will be her date for upcoming weddings and social events. (To read more, follow link.)

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Deep River (Broken Saints Book 1) by Sherman Cox

Publication Date: July 2016

Deep River

Pastor Carter Harold II is ready to enter the later years of his life with a pastorate of a great church. However, his secretary and Head Deacon are attempting to overthrow his pastorate. But Carter has a great decision to make. Will he give in to the scheme or stand firm with what he thinks is right?
Find out what happens when those who plot against the pastor find out that things don’t always go the way you plan.

 

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Fraying at the Edge (The Amish of Summer Grove)  By Cindy Woodsmall

Publication Date: August 2016

Fraying at the Edge

The Old Order Amish life Ariana Brenneman loved vanished virtually overnight with the discovery that she was switched at birth twenty years ago. Now she’s immersed in the “Englischer” world, getting to know her mother, and under the authority of her biological father, an atheist intellectual with resolute plans to expand Ariana’s worldview. Only Quill Schlabach, a childhood friend living “Englisch,” can help steady Ariana’s tilting ground between the two worlds, but can she trust him after so many betrayals? (To read further, follow link.)

 

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The Divided Family (The Amish Millionaire, Part 5) by Wanda E. Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter

Publication Date: July 2016

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Meet businessman Joel Byler who has gotten himself into a financial bind and his eccentric, wealthy Amish father who is done bailing out his spoiled son. When will Joel learn he most pay for his own mistakes—and at what cost to his business, his fiancée, and his Amish siblings?

 

 

 

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A Living Hope by  E. C. Jackson

Publication Date: July 2016

A living Hope

It was a match made in heaven. Or so everyone thought. Sadie Mae Cummings is all set to marry her childhood sweetheart, Kyle, when she is assigned to tutor Lincoln, the new college football running back. This sophomore phenomenon has all the girls on campus knocking on his door. But Sadie isn’t interested in his advances.
Lincoln’s overblown ego doesn’t take well to being shunned, and he resolves to make Sadie his own. He pursues her relentlessly, until finally Kyle finds himself shut out of Sadie’s life, with their shared future crumbling around him. (To read more, follow link.)

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Love’s Betrayal by DiAnn Mills                              Includes bonus story by Jill Stengl

Publication Date: August 2016

LOVE'S BETRAYL

Meet Delight Butler of Boston 1776, who is a passionate defender of the American patriots. When redcoats bring an injured Henry O’Neil to the Butler home for care and lodging, Delight despises the man. Despite having long discussions and coming to admire the man, Delight struggles to trust that he could desert the British army and join the patriot cause. What will it take to bolster her faith in God and man? Also includes a bonus historical romance, Faithful Traitor by Jill Stengl.

 

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A Love to Treasure (Sunriver Dreams Book 1) by Kimberly Rose Johnson

Publication Date: June 2016                                                                FREE w/ Kindle Unlimited

A love to Treasure

School teacher Nicole Davis is on summer break, but this vacation is unlike any other. Her beloved Grandmother’s final wish has landed Nicole smack in the middle of her favorite destination—Sunriver, Oregon, following Grams’s clues on a mysterious scavenger hunt. Unexpectedly, Nicole finds more than just a fellow sleuth in a handsome police officer, Mark Stone. But Mark must return to his job in Portland at summer’s end, and Nicole must guard her heart.

Mark is hoping for a quiet summer…(To read further, follow link.)

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Love You Always (Savannah Sweethearts, Book 6) by Jan Thompson

Publication Date: July 2016

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After she kissed him and ran off eleven years ago, Camden never wanted to see her again. But Iris is back in town caring for her nieces and baby nephew, and she needs his help. Can Camden let go of their past history to help Iris with her present crisis for the sake of the children’s future well-being?
A contemporary Christian beach romance with romantic suspense, LOVE YOU ALWAYS is book 6 in Jan Thompson’s SAVANNAH SWEETHEARTS series of sweet…(To read further, follow link.)

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Phoebe and the Rock of Ages:(The Gustafson Girls, Book 3) by Becky Doughty

Publication Date: July 2016                                                      FREE w/ Kindle Unlimited

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Phoebe Gustafson has been running wild her whole life. A gifted artist, she portrays people and places the way she wishes they were, not the way she really sees them. Her jaded perspective is born out of disillusionment, betrayal, and loss, and of memories too painful to dwell on. Rather than face the past, Phoebe charges full throttle into the future, never investing in anything or anyone for longer than it takes to finish a job.

Trevor Zander, a gifted musician…(To read further, follow link.)

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The Promise of Jesse Woods by Chris Fabry

Publication Date: July 2016   

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The summer of 1972 was the most pivotal of Matt Plumley’s childhood. While his beloved Pirates battle for back-to-back World Series titles, Matt’s family moves from Pittsburgh to Dogwood, West Virginia, where his father steps into the pulpit of a church under the thumb of town leader Basil Blackwood. A fish out of water, Matt is relieved to forge a fast bond with two unlikely friends: Dickie Darrel Lee Hancock, a mixed-race boy, and Jesse Woods, a tough-as-nails girl with a sister on her hip and no dad…(To read further, follow link.)

 

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Sweet Dreams (The Bakery Romance Series Book 3) by Cecelia Dowdy

Publication Date: June 2016                                                                   FREE e-book from Cecelia

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Misty Stewart found Christ shortly after the birth of her baby, causing her to make drastic changes in her life. Short-tempered and street-smart, she realizes being around her un-saved, dysfunctional family is draining her, so she feels the Lord wants her to distance herself from her relatives. She hopes this distance from her family will allow her to deepen her faith, making it possible for her to raise her two-year-old daughter, Jennifer, in a better environment. Struggling to raise her daughter alone, she bonds with her new neighbor, Sterling Richards. She’s drawn to kind-hearted Sterling…(To read further, follow link.)

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They Danced On (The Darlings Book 3) by Carre Armstrong Gardner

Publication Date: July 2016

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Nothing is more important to Jane Darling than her family. She’s dedicated her life to raising her children, and they all appear to be doing well. She can finally relax and enjoy life. But when her husband becomes seriously ill, Jane finds herself taking on the most difficult role of her life.
Laura Darling moved away to escape the expectations of her family. Ever since she went through rehab, they watch her like a hawk. Now she has a good job, new friends, and no one to criticize her or comment on everything she’s doing. (To read further, follow link)

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The Wedding Shop by Rachel Hauck

Publication Date: August 2016

The Wedding shop

It’s the early 1930s, but Cora Scott is walking in stride as a career woman ?after having inherited her great aunt’s wedding shop in Heart’s Bend, Tennessee, where brides come from as far away as Birmingham to experience her famed bridal treatment. Meanwhile, Cora is counting down the days until her own true love returns from the river to make her his bride. But days turn into months and months to years. All the while, Birch Good continues to woo Cora and try to show her that while he is solid and dependable, he can sweep her off her feet. (To read further, follow link.)

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  ~ Historical Fiction ~


The Artisan’s Wife (Refined by Love Book #3) by Judith Miller

Publication Date: Summer 2016

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Ainslee McKay’s world is shaken when she discovers her twin sister has not only eloped with a man she barely knows but now Ainslee must fulfill their obligation at a tile works in Weston, West Virginia. Ainslee must learn the ropes and, if she can keep the tile works profitable, her brother will help her sell the business.

When Levi Judson arrives and shows Ainslee his designs for new tiles, she’s impressed by his skill and passion for the business. But he’s hiding his true reason for coming to…(To read further, follow link.)

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Baron of Blackwood (THE FEUD, BOOK THREE) by Tamara Leigh

Publication Date: Summer 2016

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Barony of Blackwood, Northern England

December 12, 1333

 “Have a care, my lady. You are within range of their arrows.”

 So she was. But she did not fear them. Only a man not a man would order a bolt loosed upon the defenseless woman come unto his well-defended walls. True, the Baron of Blackwood was surely torn from the same foul cloth as his sire, but no word had she ever heard spoken against his gallantry and few against. (To read more follow link.)

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Courageous (Valiant Hearts Book #3), by Dina L. Sleiman

Publication Date: September 2016

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Inspired by the vision of the young Lady Sapphira, Rosalind of Ipsworth joins a group of men, women, and children as a defender of the cross, seeking to free captives from prisons near Tripoli. She’ll gladly give herself to the cause, as she’s haunted by a tragic mistake and feels she no longer deserves such joys as marriage and family might bring.

Sir Randel Penigree was reared to serve in the church but has always dreamt of protecting the innocent as a Templar knight. Joining a crusade to escape humiliation at home…(To read further, follow link.)

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Hester Takes Charge: Hester’s Hunt for Home. Book 3. By: Linda Byler

Publication Date: September 2016

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Hester, the startlingly beautiful Native American who was rescued as an infant by an Amish couple, now lives in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She shares a house with Bappie King, another Amish woman, living their independent lives in the fast-growing mid-18th-century city. Bappie runs a highly successful stand at the downtown farmers market; Hester is Bappie’s assistant when she isn’t out in the city nursing desperately sick children and their impoverished parents with her tinctures, teas, and rubs. (To read further, follow link.)

 

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Journey’s End (Gilded Promises) by Renee Ryan

Publication Date: July 2016

Jouney's End

Having grown up on the mean streets of nineteenth-century London, Caroline St. James is used to fighting to survive.

So when her beloved mother—abandoned and ignored by her wealthy family—suddenly dies, the scrappy twenty-two-year-old devises a plan to right this terrible wrong. With nothing to lose, she sails to New York to find the man who turned a cold shoulder to her mother’s suffering: Caroline’s grandfather. To settle the family score, Caroline infiltrates her grandfather’s privileged…(To read further, follow link.)

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Like a River from Its Course by Kelli Stuart

Publication Date: June 2016

like a river from its courseThe city of Kiev was bombed in Hitler’s blitzkrieg across the Soviet Union, but the constant siege was only the beginning for her citizens. In this sweeping historical saga, Kelli Stuart takes the reader on a captivating journey into the little—known history of Ukraine’s tragedies through the eyes of four compelling characters who experience the same story from different perspectives.

Maria Ivanovna is only fourteen when the bombing begins and not much older when she is forced…(To read further, follow link.)

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Mattie’s Pledge (Journey to Pleasant Prairie) By Jan Drexler

Publication Date: September 2016

Mattie's Pledge

A Tender, Poignant, and Heartwarming Glimpse into the Amish Migration West from Pennsylvania Mattie Schrock is no stranger to uprooting her life. Even as her father relocated her family from one Amish community to the next, she always managed to find a footing in their new homes. Now as the Schrock family plans to move west from Somerset County to a fledgling Amish settlement in Indiana, she looks forward to connecting with old friends who will be joining them from another Pennsylvania community–friends like Jacob Yoder, who has always held a special place in her…(To read further, follow link.)

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Mountain Christmas Brides: Nine Historical Novellas Celebrate Faith and Love in the Rocky Mountains

By: Mildred Colvin, Mary Davis, Susan Page Davis, Lena Nelson Dooley, Darlene Franklin, Debby Lee, Tamela Hancock Murray, Carrie Turansky, Gina Welborn

Publication Date: September 2016 

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From a Wyoming ranch in 1880, to a logging camp in Washington Territory in the late 1800s, to Denver, Colorado, in 1913, meet nine couples who find that Christmas is the perfect time for climbing to the heights of romance. Watch as their faith and courage propel them through challenges that come with mountain winters to cozy fireside celebrations that lead to lasting proclamations of love. Penned by an exclusive selection of Christian fiction authors—including Susan Page Davis, Vickie McDonough, and Carrie Turansky—this collection of nine romances is one to treasure.

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No Way Up (The Cimarron Legacy Book #1) By: Mary Connealy

Publication Date: July 2016                                                      Follow link for FREE GIFT

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The Fight for the Cimarron Ranch Has Just Begun! When Cimarron ranch patriarch Chance Boden is caught in an avalanche, only the quick actions of hired hand Heath Kincaid save him. Before leaving by train to receive treatment to save his leg–and possibly his life–Chance demands that Heath read the patriarch’s will and see its conditions enforced immediately. If Chance’s three bickering adult children, Justin, Sadie, and Cole, don’t live and work at the home for an entire year, ownership of the ranch will pass to a despised distant relative. Before long, however…(To read further, following link.)

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 A Walk through the Waters (Sonnets of the Spice Isle, Book 4) BY: Lynnette Bonner

Publication Date: June 2016                                                                 FREE w/ Kindle Unlimited

A walk through the waters

Chief Banda’s Village, Lake Nyasa

When the wife of a neighboring chief goes into labor, and the baby is breech, the village doctor orders the woman and child be left to die. To prevent a war, RyAnne must safely deliver the baby. Her success breaks some of the grip the medicine man holds over the people, and more and more attend Papa’s chapel. But when RyAnne confides in a couple of the women that her grandmother  was from their tribe, she has no way of knowing the…(To read further, follow link.)

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~ Sci-fi & Fantasy ~


Deep Shadows (The Remnant) By: Vannetta Chapman    

Publication Date: July 2016

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All It Takes Is One Night to Plunge the World into Darkness

Life in Abney, Texas, is predictable and safe–until the night a massive solar flare wipes out all modern technology.

Shelby Sparks, novelist and single mom, had one goal: to provide for her diabetic son. In the wake of this global  disaster, her mission hasn’t changed. Only now, medication is a priceless commodity and the future resembles an apocalyptic…(To read further, follow link.)

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Kingdom at Sea (The Kinsman Chronicles: Part 4 ) by Jill Williamson

Publication Date: July 2016

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When the ocean swallows their homeland, the survivors of five nations take to the ocean to look for new land, but their common plight isn’t enough to stop the growing war between them.

As King Echad’s illness worsens, Sâr Wilek takes authority over the expedition and struggles to rule the disjointed people while Prince Trevn sets his sights on learning to captain a great ship. Meanwhile, no one knows that Charlon and the Magonian Chieftess are on board in plain sight, plotting their takeover of Armania.

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Soulsight: Seeing Is Not Always Believing by H. Paine

Publication Date: July 2016

Soulsight

Brought up in a community where physical perfection is everything, Silas has a life-changing experience when he encounters the “Community,” where a natural substance called “Soulsight” enables people to see past the outside and live with truth, love, and hope.

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The Third Heaven: Realm of the Dead Kindle Edition by Donovan Neal

Publication Date: July 2016                                             FREE with kindle Unlimited

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Lucifer holds captive the archangel Talus as a prisoner of war. Will Lucifer’s powers of temptation and torture, turn his brother to his cause? Or will Talus remain faithful to the end?

Meanwhile, Jerahmeel and Michael’s relationship is put to the test over the deserter Iblis. A traitor Michael has allowed back into Heaven, and exposing the realm to El’s judgement. A decision that forces the newly appointed Chief Prince to come to terms with his own past. A past breach so startling that if healed, could unite the Seraph, Elohim, and Ophanim in common cause…(To read further, follow link.)

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~ Suspense/Mystery ~


Countdown (Love Inspired Suspense)  By Heather Woodhaven

Publication Date: Sept. 2016

Countdown

When Rachel Cooper witnesses the abduction of her neighbor’s young twin sons, she springs into action to save them. But now the thwarted kidnappers are after her…and her only hope of survival is relying on their widowed single father, James McGuire. A weapon has been planted on a satellite James’s company is ready to launch, and as the systems specialist, it’s his job to stop it. But someone is set on keeping James from preventing the scheduled takeoff—and they’ll use anyone close to him as leverage. Now he must find a way to protect his boys and the woman he’s beginning to fall for…before the final countdown can even start.

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Deadly Encounter (FBI Task Force Book 1) By Diann Mills

Publication Date: August 2016

Deadly Encounter

Airport Ranger volunteer Stacy Broussard expected a peaceful Saturday morning ride around the perimeter of Houston’s airport. What she encounters instead is a brutal homicide and a baffling mystery. Next to the body is an injured dog, the dead man’s motorcycle, and a drone armed with a laser capable of taking down a 747. Though FBI Special Agent Alex LeBlanc sees a clear-cut case of terrorism, his past has taught him to be suspicious of everyone, even witnesses. Even bleeding-heart veterinarians like Stacy. But when her gruesome discovery is only the first…(To read further, follow link.)

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Devoted Defender (Danger in the Deep South Book 2) By Rachel Dylan

Publication Date: August 2016

DefenderDanger in the Deep South #2 Personal Chef Annie Thomas thought she’d finally found a safe haven from her past. But when her boss is shot in cold blood leaving her as the only witness, she’s forced to go on the run—again. And this time there is an even bigger target on her back. Navy SEAL turned small town police chief Caleb Winters doesn’t like that danger has come to Maxwell, Georgia. But he vows to protect the innocent woman seeking refuge from an organized crime network that he knows will stop at nothing to tie up…(To read further, follow link.)

 

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Disillusioned By: Christy Barritt                    FREE w/ Kindle Unlimited

Publication Date: August 2016

DisillusionedNikki Wright is desperate to help her brother, Bobby, who hasn’t been the same since escaping from a detainment camp run by terrorists in Colombia. Rumor has it that he betrayed his navy brothers and conspired with those who held him hostage, and both the press and the military are hounding him for answers. All Nikki wants is to shield her brother so he has time to recover and heal.

But soon they realize the paparazzi are the least of their worries. When a group of men try to abduct…(To read further, follow link.)

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Honor and Defend (Rookie K-9 Unit)  By Lynette Eason

Publication Date: July 2016

Honor and Defend

A PERILOUS REUNION

Framed for a crime he didn’t commit, Lee Earnshaw is two weeks out of prison when an ex-con tries to kill him and his former love, K-9 rookie cop Ellen Foxcroft. Recognizing their attacker as a man he met in prison, Lee knows he must be the intended target. But is the shooter settling a score, or does Lee have something he wants? Determined to start over, training puppies and maybe getting a second chance with Ellen, Lee vows to keep both of them safe. But as they investigate together, Ellen’s…(To read further, follow link.)

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Missing (Sins of the Past Collection) By Dee Henderson    

Publication Date: Oct. 2016

Missing

In Dee Henderson’s “Missing,” a Wyoming sheriff is called to Chicago when his elderly mother goes missing. Paired with a savvy Chicago cop, the two realize her disappearance is no accident, and a race against the clock begins. Dani Pettrey returns to Alaska with “Shadowed,” introducing readers to the parents of her beloved McKenna clan. Adventure, romance, and danger collide when a young fisherman nets the body of an open-water swimming competitor who may actually be a possible Russian defector. Lynette Eason’s “Blackout” delivers the story…(To read further, follow link.)

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Magnolia Moonlight (Secrets of the South Mysteries, book 3) By Mary Ellis  

Publication Date: August 2016

Magnolia Moonlight

What Sinister Secrets Lurk in the Shadows of Yesterday?Natchez, Mississippi–Private Investigator Nate Price and his new wife, Isabelle, need a vacation. Their coworkers generously team up to surprise them with a belated honeymoon…but the happy trip turns sour when Izzy spies her ex-husband, who appears to have taken up his gambling addiction once again.

While the boss is away, Price Investigations remains in the hands of Beth Kirby, a former police officer…(To read further, follow link.)

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Silent Sabotage (First Responders) By Susan Sleeman

Publication Date: August 2016

Silent sabotage

Emily Graves left everything behind to save her aunt’s struggling bed-and-breakfast, but she’s hardly through the door before she’s the one who needs saving. Someone in Bridal Veil, Oregon, will go to any lengths—even murder—to keep her from making the B and B a success. Sheriff’s deputy Archer Reed has made it his personal mission to bring down the culprit. But first he has to convince Emily to accept his protection…and determine why anyone would want to harm her. As Emily’s unknown enemy becomes increasingly violent, Archer may be the only person who can keep her alive.

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Twilight at Blueberry Barrens (A Sunset Cove Novel) By Colleen Coble    

Publication Date: Sept. 2016

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Kate Mason has devoted herself to caring for her family’s blueberry barrens. But after her fields stop producing fruit, she’s forced to come up with alternative ways to make a living.

Renting out the small cottage on her property seems an obvious choice, but it won’t be enough. When entrepreneur Drake Newham shows up looking not only for a place to rent but also for a nanny for his two nieces, it’s almost too good to be true…(To read further, follow link.)

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~ Western & Frontier ~


A Beauty Refined (Sapphire Brides Book #2) by Tracie Peterson

Publication Date: Sept. 2016

A Beauty Refined

Phoebe Von Bergen, the daughter of a German count, is excited to visit America for the first time while her father purchases sapphires in Helena, Montana. Little does she know, however, that her father’s intentions–both for her and the gemstones–are not what she thinks.

Ian Harper, a lapidary working in Helena, finds the dignified young woman staying at the Broadwater Hotel more than a little intriguing. Yet the more he gets to know her…(To read more, follow the link.)

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Cowgirl in the Kitchen (Taste of Texas Book 4) by Julie Jarnagin

Cowgirl in the Kitchen

Jentry Lawson’s dream of becoming a world-class barrel racer is about to happen—until she and her horse are injured in a terrible accident. Forced to move back home to Texas to recuperate, her Dallas-based brother makes her an offer she can’t refuse. He needs someone he can trust to oversee the renovation and grand opening of his new restaurant. If she’ll take that on, he’ll finance her return to the arena. It doesn’t take Jentry long to discover she bit off more than she can chew. Swallowing her pride, she asks for help from Gavin Easton—a man her brother despises. But he’s…(To read further, follow link.)

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Escaping Reality (Hart Ranch Book 1) by Rachel Skatvold

Publication Date: June 2016

Escaping RealityFame gave her a reason to hide. Can anyone unlock her guarded heart?

Reality star ADDISON LEWIS had the perfect life in LA. Or so she thought. After her fiancé betrays her she’s left with one option. Escape. But is anywhere safe from the relentless paparazzi?

LOGAN HART is caught off guard when a mysterious young woman becomes stranded at his family’s ranch. Past heartbreak makes him reluctant to let anyone close, but the city girl’s amusing antics draw them together. (To read further, follow link.)

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The Final Ride (Circle Bar Ranch Series) by Linda W. Yezak

Publication Date: July 2016

The Final Ride

 With her duties for her best friend’s wedding finally behind her, Patricia Talbert looks forward to discovering what “normal” will look like at her new home in Texas. She owns a ranch now, is in love with its foreman, and is ready to assume her duties. Discovering what those duties entail isn’t an easy feat for a displaced socialite from Manhattan.

But when her aunt Adele arrives on a mission to bring her back to New York by hook or by crook, Patricia’s…(To read further, follow the link.)

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A Promise in Defiance (Romance in the Rockies, Book 3) by Heather Blanton

Publication Date: July 2016                                                          FREE with Kindle Unlimited

A Promise in Defiance

Logan Tillane carries a Bible in his hand, wears a gun on his hip, and fights for lost souls any way he can. Newly arrived in Defiance, though, he has trouble telling saints from sinners. The challenge only worsens when infamous madame Delilah Goodnight steps off the stage. She and the new preacher have opposite plans for the town. One wants to save it, one wants to lead it straight to hell.

Charles McIntyre has a new wife … and a ten-year-old half-breed son dropped on his doorstep. In a town as…(To read further, follow link.)

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Ranch Refuge (Rangers Under Fire) by Virginia Vaughan

Publication Date: July 2016

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Laura Jackson trusts no man—especially after her father’s gambling debts force her into the crosshairs of a ruthless loan shark. But when fearless army-ranger-turned-cowboy Colton Blackwell charges in to save her from the barrel of a gun, the self-reliant nurse must accept his help. Whisking Laura away to his secluded Louisiana ranch doesn’t provide the sanctuary Colton planned. But he intends to keep his promise to protect her, despite secrets in his past that could drive her away. Laura may have a bounty on her head, but the only thing at risk under Colton’s care will be her heart.

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Sarah’s Surrender (Land Rush Dreams Book 3) by Vickie McDonough

Publication Date: July 2016

Sarah's surrender

When Sarah Worley rejects Luke McNeil’s proposal to pursue property in the Oklahoma Territory land lottery in 1901, the ranch hand pulls up stakes and goes after her. But he’s the last person she wants to see. The land lottery gives Sarah the chance to realize her dream of independence and a home of her own. But with it comes challenges she never considered. When her dream becomes a nightmare, she must decide whether to stay on her land or give up and return to the life she left. Luke hopes that by winning a claim, he can give Sarah the home she’s always wanted. How can…(To read further, follow link.)

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The Texan’s Second Chance (Blue Thorn Ranch) by Allie Pleiter 

The Texan's Second ChanceThere’s a lot riding on Witt Buckton’s fresh start in Martins Gap, Texas. His cousins at Blue Thorn are counting on him to make the new arm of their ranch business a success. First, however, he’ll have to figure out how to work with Jana Powers. The petite, energetic spitfire immediately locks horns with the blue-eyed rancher. But she doesn’t just challenge him—she captivates him. As they work together, Witt and Jana discover common ground…and something more. Sweet Jana has left her brand on Witt’s heart, and now he faces his greatest challenge yet: convincing her that love can be worth the risk.

 

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Trusting the Cowboy (Big Sky Cowboys) by Carolyne Aarsen

Publication Date: July 2016

Trusting CowboyWhen Lauren McCauley returns to the Circle M Ranch after her father’s death, she’s focused on selling the spread and getting a fresh start somewhere else. But she’s unprepared for the jolt her heart feels when she meets Vic Moore. The handsome, broad-shouldered cowboy may have a legitimate claim to the Circle M, and he makes it clear he’d like to lasso Lauren, as well. Terrified of another heartbreak, Lauren vows to cash in and ship out. But the strong and steady rancher is not about to give up on his dreams of a home…and a family to go with it.

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Where Hope Prevails (Return to the Canadian West Book #3) by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan

Publication Date: June 2016

Where Hope Prevails

When Beth Thatcher returns to Coal Valley, she has much to be excited about. She anticipates Jarrick’s proposal of marriage and perhaps a spring wedding. The mine is expanding, and there are more schoolchildren than ever.
But the town’s rapid growth brings many challenges. A second teacher is assigned, and Beth finds herself going head-to-head with a very different philosophy of education–one that dismisses religion and rejects God. Fearful for the children who sit under the influence of Robert Harris Hughes, Beth struggles…(To read further, follow link.)

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Each book on this list was carefully selected for quality of fiction, for the purpose of supply valuable literature and trustworthy authors to you.

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24 thoughts on “50 Fantastic Books Coming this Summer!

  1. Thank you, Kylee, for including Mountain Christmas Brides in this list. I know my fellow authors appreciate it, too. I shared this site on my Facebook author page, Facebook Profile, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.

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