Daughter of Light by Morgan L. Busse, a review

Rowen Mar discovers a strange white mark on her hand and loses her soldier father on the same day. Her father was her only friend and protector in her village of suspicious folk, who can’t forget that Rowen is adopted.

Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore, a review

Brielle is crippled by her despair as she blames herself for her best friend’s death. To learn to cope, she returns to the small town she calls home from the big city where she had attended a performing arts high school. Old friends reach out to her, but she rebuffs them. Then an amazing boy shows up and shakes her from her lethargy.

Joanie Hileman’s 32 Miracle Stories

Joanie Hileman was not a writer, but the Lord kept bugging her to write this book. Finally she did it. She gathered testimonies of God’s faithfulness in miracles and in loss from all over the state of Maine, it seems.

The 13th Tribe by Robert Liparulo, a review

Jagger Baird felt like he was losing his mind in the aftermath of a horrific car accident that took the lives of dear friends. Now he’s taken his family to a gig as a security guard for an archaeology dig at Mt. Sinai in Arabia, and things are looking up for him. He’s enjoying his beloved wife and son now, for one thing.

Replication by Jill Williamson, a review

Abby Goyer’s not too happy when her scientist father moves her to Alaska from Washington, D.C. He’s secretive about his new job, and that bothers her too, especially based on his history of working in a lab that was trying to clone human embryos for use in cancer research. She’s a Christian, and she wishes he would see the light.

Deceit by Brandilyn Collins, a review

Joanne Weeks’ best friend Linda vanished six years ago. Linda’s husband remarried, and now the second wife is dead too, ostensibly from a fall down the stairs. The husband, Baxter Jackson, looks like a murderer to Joanne. But not to others, apparently.

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand, a review

Clara has a hard time believing she’s an angel, until her mother shows Clara her mother’s wings. Clara finds she has them too. Each part-angel, says her mother, has a Purpose which is revealed when he or she is a teenager through visions. It’s very important to do what the visions are telling you to do, to fulfill your Purpose. Otherwise, apparently, you may end up as a Dark Wing, the disobedient angels with black wings who are absolutely up to no good.

Lucky Baby by Meredith Efken, a review

Meg Lindsay is a Christian woman who is still affected by her controlling, mean mother. Finally she gets around her wounded heart enough to want to be a mother herself–specifically, to adopt a child from China. It takes some fast talking before her geeky atheist husband, Lewis, gets on board with the idea.

Softly and Tenderly by Sara Evans with Rachel Hauck, a review

Jade lives in Tennesse in a small town dominated by her in-laws, under pressure to get pregnant from her lawyer husband. But she keeps having miscarriages. Then she finds out her in-laws’ marriage is a wreck under the surface. Her husband tries to beat his addiction to perscription pain killers. Her mother, who has come to stay with her, is dying of leukemia. It sounds like she’s living a Southern soap opera.