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Religious fiction

  • Author:
    Morris, Lynn
    Summary:

    Newlyweds Cheney Duvall and Shiloh Irons-Winslow are enjoying an idyllic honeymoon aboard a ship in the West Indies. But when a fierce storm interrupts their carefree days, Cheney and Shiloh find themselves on a small island facing a mysterious illness. Quarantining the island and the ship's crew, Cheney and Shiloh work themselves to exhaustion as they care for those infected with the highly contagious disease. When Cheney collapses, Shiloh fears the worst. Has their love overcome all odds only to be tragically cut short? Since his plot to ruin Cheney was exposed, Bain Winslow has fled New York and is now the owner of a large spice plantation on the same island where Cheney and Shiloh are caring for the plague victims! Discovering the island has been quarantined, Bain rages against Cheney and Shiloh, refusing any attempt at reconciliation. Will Bain ever accept Shiloh as the legitimate heir to the Winslow fortune?

  • Author:
    Logan, Laurel Oke, Oke, Janette
    Summary:

    As a young girl, Lillian Walsh lost both her parents and a younger sister. Now in her twenties, after enduring the death of her adoptive mother, Lillian must find her place in the world. Just as her adoptive father is leaving for an extended trip to his native Wales, a lawyer appears at the door to inform Lillian that she has inherited a small estate from her birth parents-and that the sister she had long believed dead is likely alive. When she discovers that her sister Grace is living in a city not far away, Lillian rushes to a reunion, fearful that the years of separation will make it hard to reconnect. When the two sisters meet, Grace is not at all what Lillian expected to find. Even though her circumstances have been difficult, Grace has big dreams. Can Lillian set aside her own plans to join her sister in an adventure that will surely change them both?

  • Author:
    Solomon, Rachel Lynn
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    "A dizzying, intimate romance." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Funny, tender, and romantic." — Publishers Weekly (starred review) The Hating Game meets Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by way of Morgan Matson in this unforgettable romantic comedy about two rival overachievers whose relationship completely transforms over the course of twenty-four hours. Today, she hates him. It's the last day of senior year. Rowan Roth and Neil McNair have been bitter rivals for all of high school, clashing on test scores, student council elections, and even gym class pull-up contests. While Rowan, who secretly wants to write romance novels, is anxious about the future, she'd love to beat her infuriating nemesis one last time. Tonight, she puts up with him. When Neil is named valedictorian, Rowan has only one chance at victory: Howl, a senior class game that takes them all over Seattle, a farewell tour of the city she loves. But after learning a group of seniors is out to get them, she and Neil reluctantly decide to team up until they're the last players left—and then they'll destroy each other. As Rowan spends more time with Neil, she realizes he's much more than the awkward linguistics nerd she's sparred with for the past four years. And, perhaps, this boy she claims to despise might actually be the boy of her dreams. Tomorrow...maybe she's already fallen for him.

  • Author:
    Martin, Charles
    Summary:

    Modern cowboy Tyler Steele must raise his son, Brodie, save his ranch, and rebuild his life after his wife leaves him for being emotionally distant and ultimately learns that being a man means confronting your true weaknesses.

  • Author:
    Santur, Hassan Ghedi
    Summary:

    The Youth of God tells the story of Nuur, a sensitive and religious seventeen-year-old Somali-Canadian boy who becomes radicalized by the teachings of Imam Yusuf at the local mosque in a neighbourhood in Toronto called Dixon that has become synonymous with crime, unemployment, and the broken dreams of many Somali immigrants. Trying to rescue Nuur from Islamic radicalism is his Somali biology teacher, Mr Ilmi. Through the story of this one boy, the novel dramatizes the struggle for the soul of Islam.

  • Author:
    Stovall, Jim
    Summary:

    When Jason Stevens receives the news of his great uncle Red's death, he is greedy with anticipation-- as are Red's other relatives--to divvy up the man's massive fortune. One by one, Red's beneficiaries receive their portion of the multibillion-dollar estate. But when it is at last Jason's turn to collect his inheritance, he finds quite a different fate in store for him. Join Jason on his memorable yearlong quest of discovery--one that will captivate the hearts of young and old alike--as he searches for his stake in The Ultimate Gift.

  • Author:
    Kruger, C. Baxter
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    Young's novel, The Shack, has been embraced by Christians worldwide. Kruger explores this story of a man lifted from the depths of despair through his life-altering encounter with God, and guides readers into a deeper understanding of the core message of the novel: God is love.

  • Author:
    Gray, Shelley Shepard
    Summary:

    Edmund is a good man, and will make a decent husband, just not for Leona. The more time she spends with him and his overbearing ways, the less she wants to be his wife. But when a chance encounter with a wayward cat brings her face-to-face with a handsome, fun-loving Amish man named Zachary Kauffman, Leona's faced with two vastly different futures.

  • Author:
    Adams, Alina
    Summary:

    Spanning nearly a century, from 1930s Siberia to contemporary Brighton Beach, this family saga centers on three generations of women in one Russian Jewish family, each striving to break free of fate and history, each yearning for love and personal fulfillment, and how the consequences of their choices ripple through time.

  • Author:
    Samuel, Sigal
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    Four distinct voices weave together the tale of a dysfunctional Montreal family obsessed with climbing the Kabbalah’s Tree of Life. This literary debut by Jewish Daily Forward editor Sigal Samuel is reminiscent of Nicole Krauss’s The History of Love and Myla Goldberg’s Bee Season. The Meyer family lives in Mile End, home to a mashup of hipsters and Hasidic Jews, where down the street crazy Mr. Katz is building a tree out of plucked leaves, toilet paper rolls, and dental floss. When David, a skeptical professor of religion, is diagnosed with an unusual heart murmur, he becomes convinced that his heart is whispering divine secrets. But when David’s frenzied attempts to ascend the Tree of Life lead to tragedy, his daughter Samara, who abruptly abandoned religion years earlier, believes it is up to her to finish what she started. As Samara’s brother documents her increasingly strange behaviour, it falls to next-door neighbour and Holocaust survivor Chaim Glassman to shatter the silence that divides the members of the Meyer family. But can he break through to them in time? Long-held family secrets square off against faith and secularity in this remarkable debut novel, written with extraordinary heart and intelligence.

  • Author:
    Martin, Charles
    Summary:

    Flying together on a storm-ravaged night, a gifted surgeon facing a painful separation from his wife and a young magazine writer on her way to her wedding are plunged into a life-and-death ordeal. As the days turn into weeks on the unforgiving mountain, the two heal from their physical wounds even as they are forced to confront surprising and painful truths about their lives.

  • Author:
    Meads, Kat
    Summary:

    Hang onto your hats, ladies and gents, you're about to meet some folks you won't soon forget, even if you want to. Kat Meads's hilarious and hair-raising tale of Kitty Duncan's reckless and willful descent into perdition is an irresistible one. She's like some exhilarated musician who has found a mighty new instrument, and blasts one amazing and unexpected chord after another, alarming us with her narrative bravado and enchanting us with her strange and haunting melody"-John Dufresne. Taut, incisive, and sardonic, crisp yet droll, Kat Meads's quirky fiction has an open-door policy allowing emotion, pathos and drama to come inside, to visit for a while, to watch from the sidelines, or put their hands around your throat.

  • Author:
    Ripplinger, Henry
    Summary:

    Henry and Jenny are married after years apart and the only thing that could make them happier would be to have a child, but Jenny age and the fact her body was ravage by cancer is working against her wish.

  • Author:
    Wecker, Helene
    Summary:

    Chava is a golem and Ahmad is a jinni. Can Chava and Ahmad find their places in the human world while remaining true to each other? Or will their opposing natures and desires eventually tear them apart?

  • Author:
    Wecker, Helene
    Summary:

    Chava, a golem, and Ahmad, a jinni, become unlikely friends whose tenuous attachment challenges their opposing natures, until the night a terrifying incident drives them back into separate worlds. But a powerful menace will bring them together again, forcing them to make a fateful choice.

  • Author:
    Martin, Charles
    Summary:

    A sleepy rural town in South Carolina. The end of summer and a baby about to be born. But in the midst of hope and celebration comes unexpected tragedy, and Dylan Styles must come to terms with how much he's lost. Will the music of his heart be stilled forever--or will he choose to dance with life once more, in spite of sorrow and heartbreak? The Dead Don't Dance is a bittersweet yet triumphant love story--a tale of one man's spiritual journey through the darkness of despair and into the light of hope.

  • Author:
    Lewis, C. S.
    Summary:

    This definitive collection of short fiction explores enduring spiritual and science fiction themes such as space, time, reality, fantasy, God, and the fate of humankind.

  • Author:
    Tregebov, Michael
    Summary:

    There is a Jewish proverb that goes: "Grandchildren are your reward from God for not having murdered your children." And so THE BRISS begins, with Sammy, the father of two grown children he would like to choke the life out of. His daughter Marilyn has just ended an affair that should have been kept a secret. In the meantime, his younger son, Teddy, who had left months ago on a ten-day Birthright Israel tour, got himself mixed up with gush shalom Israelis who introduced him to a diaspora Palestinian woman visiting her ailing grandmother in Ramallah. Teddy falls in love with her, and, well, knocks her up. Sammy, who fought in Israel in '48 but moved back home to Winnipeg years ago, a move he has regretted, is forced into an angry struggle with his son that reveals all their unresolved emotional conflicts. A wildly entertaining and poignant novel, THE BRISS explores, on a personal level, family relationships, and on a political level, the continuing debate about Jewish identity and its connection to Israel and Palestine.

  • Author:
    Goodwin, Daniel
    Summary:

    Half-way into his life, Lewis Morton discovers that the man he has presented to the world for thirty years is not necessarily the man he actually is, or ought to be.

  • Author:
    Ripplinger, Henry
    Summary:

    After decades apart, Henry and Jenny's lives are poised to intersect yet again, when Henry's oldest son brings his new girlfriend home to meet the family. Bearing an unusual resemblance to Henry's first love, her name, Camilla, is also the same name Jenny had vowed to name her own daughter one day. Everything about Camilla seemed to confirm Henry's belief that she was Jenny's daughter. As Henry struggles with this and other memories of his lost love, he also strives to pick up the pieces of his life after his wife Julean's untimely death. If only Henry knew that Jenny had been trapped for years in a loveless and lonely marriage, and that, more importantly, she has never forgotten her first love.

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