Chris Fabry is an award-winning author and radio personality who hosts the daily program Chris Fabry Live! on Moody Radio. He is also heard on Love Worth Finding, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, and other radio programs. He tops today’s Buffet with Not in the Heart, a winner of the  Christy Award, which recognizes novels of excellence written from a Christian worldview.

chrisfChris’s other novels include Dogwood, June Bug, and Almost Heaven. His lyrical prose and tales of redemption keep readers returning for more. He has also published more than 65 other books, including nonfiction and novels for children and young adults. He coauthored the Left Behind: The Kids series with Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye, as well as the Red Rock Mysteries and the Wormling series with Jerry B. Jenkins.

A 1982 graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism at Marshall University and a native of West Virginia, Chris and his wife, Andrea, now live in Arizona and are the parents of nine children.

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Not in the Heart

Literature & Fiction > Contemporary
Author: Chris Fabry
Not in the Heart

Truman Wiley used to report news stories from around the world, but now the most troubling headlines are his own. He’s out of work, out of touch with his family, out of his home. But nothing dogs him more than his son’s failing heart.

With mounting hospital bills and Truman’s penchant for gambling his savings, the situation seems hopeless . . . until his estranged wife throws him a lifeline—the chance to write the story of a death row inmate, a man convicted of murder who wants to donate his heart to Truman’s son.

As the execution clock ticks down, Truman uncovers disturbing evidence that points to a different killer. For his son to live, must an innocent man die? Truman’s investigation draws him down a path that will change his life, his family, and the destinies of two men forever.


Redwall

Children’s eBooks > Animals
Author: Brian Jacques
Redwall (Book 1, Redwall)

As the inhabitants of Redwall Abbey bask in the glorious Summer of the Late Rose, all is quiet and peaceful. But things are not as they seem. Cluny the Scourge, the evil one-eyed rat warlord, is hell-bent on destroying the tranquility as he prepares to fight a bloody battle for the ownership of Redwall.

The Widow’s Son

Parenting & Relationships
Author: Bruce Robb Steinberg
The Widow's Son

The moment 12-year-old Jeremy Rosenberg witnesses his father’s death, Jeremy loses the world he assumed would last forever. With a young brother expecting their father to yet come home, a sister blaming herself, and a mother falling toward isolation, Jeremy is sent fatherless into the world just as he enters adolescence.

The Confession (Mike Daley Mysteries)

Thrillers > Legal
Author: Sheldon Siegel
The Confession (Mike Daley Mysteries)

Mike Daley doesn’t go to confession much since he left the priesthood twenty years ago and became a lawyer, but that doesn’t stop his old friend, Father Ramon Aguirre, from trying to get him there. “It wouldn’t kill you to go to church once in a while,” he tells Mike. But it does kill someone.

For several months, a ruinous sexual harassment suit has been building against the San Francisco Catholic Archdiocese, and when the plaintiff’s lawyer is found dead, an apparent suicide, an almost audible sigh of relief is heard in certain quarters. But that is before the police find evidence of murder. Even worse-the evidence points to Father Aguirre.

Mike and his ex-wife law partner, Rosie, jump in to take the priest’s case, but what started out as difficult soon appears impossible as forensics, witnesses, and secrets from Father Aguirre’s past all incriminate their client

Too Much Sun

Romance > Multicultural & Interracial
Author: Lee Olds
Too Much Sun (Classic Literary Fiction)

This is the Kindle reissue of Too Much Sun, the best-selling coming-of-age classic by Lee Olds published in the 1960s.

Barry Douglas runs away from his stifling home and rich parents to live by his own means in the freedom and beauty of the wild frontier of Alaska. He gets a tough job cutting brush at a remote mining camp and finds release from the grueling labor with sex, cold beer, and jazz. In the local town he meets Mary, a half Eskimo prostitute with whom he discovers both love and tragedy. This is the unputdownable novel of a young man coming to terms with himself and his world. A great read which will delight and surprise you.

Endless Fear

Romance > Gothic
Author: Adrianne Lee
Endless Fear

For 12 long years, April Farraday has struggled to recall what happened the night of her mother’s fatal fall down a flight of stairs. Did she push her mother to her death? If she is ever to be free to spend her life with the man she loves, April must return to scene of the crime and confront her forgotten past.

But there are those at Calendar House who also fear the return of April’s memory, including the man she loves, and they will do anything to keep the truth from coming out. Including committing another murder.

Love is Darkness

Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Author: Caroline Hanson
Love is Darkness (The Valerie Dearborn Trilogy-- Book 1)

Valerie Dearborn wants a cotton candy life, but it’s more like a puffer fish: pointy, unusual, and—if not prepared exactly right—deadly.

In London for graduate school, Val knows she’s finally free. Her father and ex-almost-boyfriend are back in California and she’s out of the Vampire hunting biz for good. Or is she?

Kade’s Dark Embrace

Romance > Paranormal > Vampires
Author: Kym Grosso
Kade's Dark Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans)

After a series of girls are ritualistically murdered on the cold streets of Philadelphia, seasoned detective Sydney Willows is forced to work with sexy, alpha vampire Kade Issacson. While working the case, Sydney finds herself inexplicably drawn to Kade, fighting the passion she feels towards him. Kade, determined to solve the case and mete out justice, is captivated by the independent, fiery detective. As he attempts to protect her from a very real murderer, Kade grows concerned that the beautiful, but very human detective, could easily end up dead should she tangle with supernatural forces that are beyond her control.

The Change (Unbounded)

Romance > Science Fiction
Author: Teyla Branton
The Change (Unbounded)

Erin’s Change separates her from her loved ones and alters everything she believes to be true. A week earlier she was considering a marriage proposal; now she contemplates the best way to stay alive. Caught in a battle between two Unbounded groups, the Emporium and the Renegades, she is also hunted by a secret mortal society sworn to eradicate the Unbounded gene.

As Erin plunges into this dangerous new life, she must carve out her own place in the madness, protect her mortal family, and decide which group she should join. Her unique ability is vital to both groups in the race to secure an identification software that spells death for all Unbounded—or enslavement for the entire mortal world.

Lord of Devil Isle

Historical Romance
Author: Mia Marlowe, Connie Mason
Lord of Devil Isle

Is Eve Upshall jumping from the frying pan into the fire when she lets a half-naked stranger pull her from the stormy sea? Captain Nicholas Scott is a rogue who takes advantage of every situation, whether it’s salvaging priceless loot or seducing a proper lady. And he makes it very clear he plans to take advantage of his new find in the most delicious way possible.

Eve’s whole future depends on everyone believing she is the soul of propriety. But with Nick refusing to transport her to her prospective bridegroom, and the balmy Bermuda nights whispering of unimaginable pleasures, how can any woman resist the lure of the … Lord of Devil Isle.

BlackMoon Beginnings

Teen & Young Adult > Romance > Paranormal & Fantasy
Author: Kaitlyn Hoyt
BlackMoon Beginnings (The Prophesized Series)

Ryanne Arden was on track to being Stormfield High School’s Valedictorian. Being the shy, quiet studious type, she’s always done her own thing. That all changed when a drunk man decided to get behind the wheel of a car. With the death of her mother, Ryanne is suddenly more alone than she’s ever been. With no friends or family to turn to, a local woman named Jane offers to help Ryanne in her time of need.

With graduation looming ahead of her, eighteen year old Ryanne must get her act together if she wants to get out of the small town of Stormfield, Maine and away from her painful memories.

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