As crazy as it sounds, the year is almost over, and 2018 brings with it another long list of fantastic books I will hopefully get the chance to read. Even though I unfortunately didn't get to read all that much this past year, I am hoping to change that next year, especially since there are so many great things to read! Here is just a little taste, just a month’s worth, of the amazing novels that will be coming out next year! Hopefully you'll find something new to read as well!
A Daring Escape by Tricia Goyer
A Daring Escape is the second book in Tricia’s London Chronicles series, coming after A Secret Courage.
Danger closes in. Can the children be rescued?
As the threat of World War II looms on the horizon, American Amity Mitchell is living a comfortable life abroad as a tutor in England. Life changes when an urgent telegram arrives from her brother, Andrew, summoning her to Prague. Nazi forces tighten their grip on the country, and Andrew’s efforts to help Jewish children escape Czechoslovakia grow desperate. Children’s lives are at risk. Amity knows she can’t ignore God’s call to join her brother’s cause.
Amity’s boss, Clark, arrives in Prague, urging her to return. Soon, he too finds himself helping prepare kindertransports bound for the safety of England. With the sound of German tanks rumbling over cobblestone streets, Amity and Clark race to save innocent lives. Will their prayers for deliverance be answered?
The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz
The Lacemaker is a stand-alone novel.
It is the eve of a new age of freedom in the colonies. But can a proper English lady dare hope for her own independence?
Lady Elisabeth “Liberty” Lawson has nearly everything a lady of her position could want. Daughter of the British lieutenant governor of the Virginia Colony and a darling of fine society in a rugged land, she is anticipating an advantageous marriage. That her betrothed is a rake and love is lacking is of little consequence—or so she tells herself.
Though her own life seems in order, colonial Williamsburg is a powder keg on the verge of exploding, and her fiancé’s cousin Noble Rynallt carries the flame of revolution in his heart. Those with connections to the British nobility are suspected as spies, and Liberty soon finds herself left with a terrible choice. Will she stay true to her English roots? Or side with Noble and the radical revolutionaries?
Out of the Ashes by Tracie Peterson and Kimberly Woodhouse
Out of the Ashes is the second book in Tracie and Kimberly’s Heart of Alaska series, coming after In the Shadow of Denali.
After the death of their father, Collette and Jean-Michael Langelier are no longer tied to post-war France. While his sister dreams of adventure, Jean-Michael is hoping to finally escape reminders of the horrors he faced in the Great Syrian Revolt. When an unexpected invitation for them to visit Alaska and the Curry Hotel arrives, it seems the perfect opportunity.
Young widow Katherine Demarchis is also traveling to the foot of Mt. Denali with her grandother—a last trip before she retreats into a quiet and solitary life, finally free of the dangerous husband she was forced to marry. Yet when she encounters there a Frenchman from her past, her plans for the future are thrown into question.
Both haunted by the violence of their pasts, can Katherine and Jean-Michel rediscover the bond they once had? Or, when Jean-Michel’s nightmares return with terrifying consequences, will it be impossible to heal what’s been broken for so long?
A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White
A Song Unheard is the second book in Roseanna’s Shadows Over England series, coming after A Name Unknown.
If betraying her heart means saving countless lives, will she find the courage?
Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which makes her the perfect choice for a crucial task at the outset of World War I—to steal a cypher from a famous violinist currently in Wales.
Lukas De Wilde has enjoyed the life of fame he’s won—until now, when being recognized nearly gets him killed. Everyone wants the key to his father’s work as a cryptologist. And Lukas fears that his mother and sister, who have vanished in the wake of the German invasion of Belgium, will pay the price. The only distraction he finds from his worry is in meeting the intriguing and talented Willa Forsythe.
But danger presses in from every side, and Willa knows what Lukas doesn’t—that she must betray him and find that key, or her own family will pay the price as his surely has.
Troubled Waters by Susan May Warren
Troubled Waters is the fourth book in Susan’s Montana Rescue series, coming after Wild Montana Skies, Rescue Me, and A Matter of Trust.
With their past tearing them apart, it will take a storm to bring them together…
Billionaire Ian Shaw can have everything he wants—except a happy ending. Or at least that’s what it feels like with his fortune recently liquidated, his niece missing, and the woman he loves refusing to speak to him. despite her love for Ian, Sierra Rose knows he has no room in his life for her as long as the mystery of his missing niece goes unsolved. Sierra has solved it, but a promise to the girl to keep her whereabouts secret has made it impossible to be around Ian.
When Sierra needs funds to repair the damaged PEAK chopper, Ian offers a fundraising junket for large donors on his yacht in the Caribbean. But the leisurely excursion turns into a nightmare when a rogue wave cripples the yacht and Ian and Sierra find themselves washed up on a strange, empty shore.
It will take guts for the PEAK team to rescue the duo. But it will take a miracle to rescue Ian and Sierra’s relationship.
The View from Rainshadow Bay by Colleen Coble
The View from Rainshadow Bay is the first book in Colleen’s Lavender Tides series.
Shauna McDade is single mom to a five-year-old son after her husband was killed in a climbing accident. Her aerial photography business is on the verge of bankruptcy after a string of mechanical failures that don’t seem coincidental. She recently took pictures for an environmental study and noticed a dark spot in the Juan de Fuca Strait. Her pictures created a furor when it was discovered that the runoff is coming from one of the largest lavender growers in the valley, a family business inherited by Shauna’s estranged cousin.
When her mentor and business partner is murdered, Shauna realizes that she’s in danger too. Fearing for her son, she turns to the only ally she has. Nate Bannister was her husband’s best friend—and is the person she blames for his death. Nate is only too happy to try to assuage his own guilt over Jack’s death by helping her in any way he can. But the lavender fields are a shroud for something much darker, and these are secrets that someone will do anything to keep buried.
Those are my must-have releases for January!
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All credit for the italicized synopsis goes to each author and their respective publishers.