The year is winding down—and what a year it has been! As the days get shorter and colder and we head toward the holidays, it’s important to take time to relax and reflect. Reading a good book is an excellent way to unwind and escape from the pressures of everyday life. So whether you’re craving a mystery set in the deep South or some scriptural inspiration, these five books can help transport you to a whole new place.
Eliyanah is a humble village girl who longs to marry the love of her life. But her dreams are shattered when her stepfather betroths her to another man—a wealthy spice merchant from Jerusalem. Depressed and far from her home, Eliyanah turns to the arms of another man. But will she be caught? And if she is, will she be shown mercy? This new book in the Guideposts series Ordinary Women of the Bible, has a lot to teach us about God’s love and grace.
According to Savannah locals, Ebenezer Creek—where many slaves drowned during the Civil War— is haunted. Luckily, the ladies of Magnolia Investigations, Meredith and Julia, don’t believe in ghosts. But as they dive deeper into their investigation of a nearby house, they find only more mystery. What happened to the family that lived there? Why did they suddenly vanish? The fifth book in the Savannah Secrets series is sure to keep your brain working and those pages turning. Want to start from the beginning? Check out the first book in the series, The Hidden Gate.
Can a single coincidence change your entire life? According to author Squire Rushnell, these “chance” moments are actually “Godwinks.” This collection of stories will help you see how God winks at us to let us know we are never alone. And if you order now, you can also get When God Makes Lemonade, a collection of encouraging true stories that show us when life gives us lemons, God can make sweet “lemonade” through faith, hope, and love.
Four women in Hope Valley, Kentucky, are about to have their lives changed – by changing another person’s life. A mysterious and wealthy benefactor sends them a check and a mission: to help a young woman who has just been released from prison. Follow Helen, Rachel, Jennifer, and Evelyn as they help her discover God’s love, grace, and mercy. But there are dark secrets within the Society. Will the new friends be able to stick together and save some second chances for themselves?
When the Classen sisters decide to attend the annual Lancaster County Hot Air Balloon Festival, they never imagined they would be sucked into yet another mystery. While viewing the beautiful scenery from the air, Martha, Elizabeth, and Mary witness a woman being kidnapped in a parking lot. When they investigate they find only a small charm from a Girl Scout summer camp held years ago. Could this one clue help them find the kidnapped woman? But why has no one reported her missing? Check out the 18th book in the Mysteries of Lancaster County series. Or start from the very beginning and read the first book, Another’s Treasure.