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What I’m buying with those Amazon cards

There are so many good books releasing next year! It’s enough to make a nerdy reader like me giddy. Here are a couple upcoming releases that are on my short order list. I picked them because I have loved everything each of these authors have written. I’ve included the backcover copy of each book (I did not write them).

What books are you looking forward to? Please share! I’m always adding to my list.

Susan May Warren’s Baroness, the second book in her Daughters of Fortune series releases on March 6, 2012.

What could they possibly want when they already have everything? Two daughters of fortune have been handed all the makings for storybook happily-ever-afters. The only problem is, they don’t want to live fairy-tale lives. But when forced to decide, will they really be able to abandon lives of ease and luxury for the love and adventure that beckons? Coming of age in the turbulent Roaring Twenties, each woman sets out to find romance—on her own terms. But at what cost will she find her happy ending?

Short Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer releases June 1, 2012.

No one steps on Archer land. Not if they value their life. But when Meredith Hayes overhears a lethal plot to burn the Archer brothers off their ranch, a twelve-year-old debt compels her to take the risk.

Fourteen years of constant vigilance hardens a man. Yet when Travis Archer confronts a female trespasser with the same vivid blue eyes as the courageous young girl he once aided, he can’t bring himself to send her away. And when an act of sacrifice leaves her injured and her reputation in shreds, gratitude and guilt send him riding to her rescue once again.

Four brothers. Four straws. One bride. Despite the fact that Travis is no longer the gallant youth Meredith once dreamed about, she determines to stand by his side against the enemy that threatens them both. But will love ever be hers? Or will Travis always see her merely as a short-straw bride?

Finally and Forever, the long-awaited fourth installment to Robin Jones Gunn’s Katie Weldon series releases April 24, 2012.

What was she thinking? Katie Weldon wonders if she was crazy to spontaneously fly off to Africa on a mission trip. Suddenly she is dealing with a new culture, a world she’s never experienced—and Eli, a friend who is quickly becoming much more. It’s all overwhelming … and exciting. As her life turns topsy-turvy, however, she begins to think this might be exactly what she needs. Here, God might give her a glimpse into His will for her life. But just as Kenya and its people find a place in her heart, and her relationship with Eli begins to get serious, Katie is faced with unanswered questions from her past and unresolved issues with Eli. Is she really headed down the same path into the future he is? It doesn’t look like it. Why can’t she finally and forever settle into a set direction? Living in this new and captivating place, one thing she knows for sure: anything might be possible.

The third book in the Lake Manawa Summers series, The Ride of her Life, by Lorna Seilstad releases May 1, 2012.

The only man pragmatic Lilly Hart needs in her life is a six year old. Widowed two years ago, Lilly leaves the shelter of her intrusive in-laws’ home to stand on her own and provide for her young son by working for the summer as a cook at Lake Manawa. However, her in-laws find that life utterly unsuitable for their grandson, and when a row ensues, a handsome stranger–who designs roller coasters, of all things–intercedes on her behalf. Still, Lilly is not about to get involved with any man, especially this cocky (though charismatic) gentleman. Little does she know she is about to begin the ride of her life.


About Jess Keller

I'm an author, speaker and chocolate eater who's chasing hard after my dreams.

2 responses »

  1. Oh my…..I want all of these right now! I haven’t read Heiress yet, so that’s on my list. But I’m ready for the other three ASAP. Especially Katie’s last book. I think I will cry a bit at the end, simply because it’s hard to say goodbye to a good friend. And the wait to find out what happened to her after traveling to Africa has been too long. Great picks, Jess!

  2. I have Heiress if you want to borrow it next time one of us visits (I emailed you about that…let’s pick a date). I’m with you on the Katie book, I can’t wait to see Katie and Eli actually trying to have a relationship now that they can.


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