5 Fall Reads -- Don't miss out on these great titles!
As the leaves fall and winter gives way to beautiful sunsets and scenery, curling up on your porch with a good read is a must. These recommended reads will meet the needs of romance, contemporary, thriller, military, or historical readers. Add them to your wish lists and enjoy!
Love's Fortune by Laura Frantz
The final novel in Laura Frantz’s Ballantyne Legacy will have readers all aflutter as Rowena (Wren) Ballantyne discovers the grandparents she has never known due to distance and a mysterious estrangement. In Love’s Fortune (Revell), Wren is suddenly thrust into Pittsburgh’s high society, so different from her Kentucky backwoods upbringing. Frantz ends the trilogy well with beloved characters returning and a burgeoning romance between Wren and steamship pilot, James Sackett. But will another man come between them?
Hidden in the Stars by Robin Caroll
Combining her penchant for suspense with the popular Quilts of Love line, Robin Caroll’s Hidden in the Stars (Abingdon), tells the story of an aspiring Olympic gymnast whose dreams are shattered in a home invasion that kills her mother and renders her mute. Detective Julian Frazier is determined to find the killer but his investigation is hampered by Sophia’s inability to speak and his growing attraction. Neither realizes that the clues are right before them in Sophia’s mother’s quilt.
Hawk by Ronie Kendig
Setting the blistering pace and danger she is known for, Ronie Kendig’s military thriller, Hawk (Shiloh Run Studios), explodes with danger and energy from the first page. Raptor Team is back with Brian “Hawk” Bledsoe stirring up trouble and falling for Fekiria, an Afghan woman, leading a secret life. As a terrorist continues to mark Raptor team for destruction, Hawk finds himself the only hope for Fekiria and some small children as they become caught in a mountain snowstorm they should not survive.
Buttermilk Sky by Jan Watson
Former nurse and peri-natal loss counselor, Jan Watson, pens stories about her beloved Kentucky, where she resides with her Jack Russell terrier who has a penchant for sitting on her lap while she writes. Jan’s seventh novel, Buttermilk Sky (Tyndale), has young mountain girl, Mazy Pelfrey, leaving home to attend secretarial school in the big city of Lexington, who becomes torn between the charming and wealthy, Loyal Chambers, and her mountain man former beau, Chanis Clay.
Nightmare City by Andrew Klavan
If you’re looking for a book for young or even older readers, pick up Andrew Klavan’s Nightmare City (Thomas Nelson), when high school reporter, Tom and his girlfriend Marie try to solve the terrifying mystery of why the streets of their town are empty and covered in an insidious fog. A haunted monastery might hold the clue but is it more likely to be a voice coming beyond the grave? Tom only has hours to solve the mystery before he, too, becomes lost in his nightmare city.
This article was originally published in our October issue of FamilyFiction Edge. Subscribe for FREE today!