New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Cantrell tops today’s Buffet with When Mountains Move.  It’s a classic American novel of risk-taking, struggle, renewal, and redemption–and a sequel to her debut novel Into the Free, which won two Christy Awards — for “Debut Novel of the Year” and “Book of the Year.” (The Christy Awards recognize novels of excellence written from a Christian worldview.)

jcaJulie has served as editor-in-chief of the Southern Literary Review and is a recipient of the Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Fellowship. She and her family live in Mississippi, where they operate Valley House Farm.

Currently Julie is working on a creative nonfiction book about her family’s adventures as first-generation farmers.

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When Mountains Move: A Novel

Christian Fiction
Author: Julie Cantrell
When Mountains Move: A Novel

It is the spring of 1943. With a wedding and a cross-country move, Millie’s world is about to change forever.
 
If only her past could change with it.
 
Soon after the break of day, Bump will become Millie’s husband. And then, if all goes as planned, they will leave the rain-soaked fields of Mississippi and head for the wilds of the Colorado Rockies. As Millie tries to forget a dark secret, she hasn’t yet realized how drastically those past experiences will impact the coming days.

For most of Millie’s life, being free felt about as unlikely as the mountains moving. But she’s about to discover that sometimes in life, we are given second chances, and that the only thing bigger than her past … is her future.


For Her Eyes Only Part 1 (36 Hours)

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Sharon Sala
For Her Eyes Only Part 1 (36 Hours)

As a devastating summer storm hits Grand Springs, Colorado, the next thirty-six hours will change the town and its residents forever….

Jessica Hanson is plunged into darkness when the power goes out at Squaw Creek Lodge. Stumbling in the dark, she hits her head and awakens to a vision of the mayor’s murder. Was it just her imagination, or was it real? To learn the truth she’ll have to go to the one man who can help her. The one man she wanted to forget when their affair ended—detective Stone Richardson.

Stone Richardson deals in facts. He’s worried about Jessica. If she’s seeing things, she needs a doctor, not a detective. Either that or he has more to investigate with Mayor Olivia Stuart’s death than he thought….

The story continues in For Her Eyes Only Parts 2 and 3.

Firehurler (Twinborn Trilogy)

Action & Adventure > Fantasy
Author: J.S. Morin
Firehurler (Twinborn Trilogy)

One world of magic. One world of reason. Two lives intertwined in connection mistaken for a dream.

By day, Kyrus Hinterdale lives the mundane life of a scribe. By night, he lives out the adventures of Brannis Solaran, a failed sorcerer turned knight. When Brannis leads his battalion into the forest on a routine scouting mission, they are overwhelmed by a goblin force. While leading the survivors to regroup and prepare the empire for the inevitable war, Brannis struggles to understand why a scribe from his own dreams, suddenly seems to be able to perform the magic he never could.

As the two discover the reality of their connection, their comfortable lives begin to unravel. Now they have to share knowledge between worlds to stay a step ahead of the mysteries piling up. Who is behind the unprovoked goblin attacks? How will a world dominated by reason react to the presence of magic? Who is the quiet stranger in the woods who refuses to give his name? And who might be playing a deadly game, with pawns in both worlds?

In His Steps

Religion & Spirituality > Classics
Author: Charles M. Sheldon
In His Steps

An all-time best seller, this timeless classic, written at the turn of the century, has blessed millions of people who have asked the vital question, “What does it really mean to be a Christian?” As a young minister, and before becoming editor of the Christian Herald, Sheldon disguised himself as an unemployed printer and tramped the city streets with others in that same plight. He was shocked by the indifference of the Christian community. From that experience he wrote this novel.

Girl Jacked (A Jack Stratton Novel)

Technothrillers
Author: Christopher Greyson
Girl Jacked (A Jack Stratton Novel)

Police Officer Jack Stratton is hiding. Hiding from the world. From pain. From the memories of losing his best friend, Chandler, in Iraq.
Isolated from those he cares about, the last thing Jack expects to hear is; “Michelle is gone.”

The words cut straight to his core. Chandler’s sister is missing. Although the police think she just took off he knows Michelle would never leave those she loved behind – like he did. Now he must take action, find Michelle and bring her home… or die trying.

Getting Lucky (The Marilyns)

Romantic Comedy
Author: Katie Graykowski
Getting Lucky (The Marilyns)

Lucky Strickland has lost everything. First it was her dignity and then it was her husband and now it’s her house. She’s penniless, stuck at the McDonalds in Bee Cave, Texas, and her only hope, her brother-in-law, just stole her car.

Eighteen months ago, she was the wife of rock-and-roll legend, Ricky Strickland. Rock-My World, and their reality TV show, was number one. Then, on the live season finale, Ricky introduced her to his mistress and their three daughters. Lucky stormed out. Ricky followed after her and wrapped his car around the nearest oak tree.

Will Brodie, Lucky’s bother-in-law, will do anything to get her back home. Lucky needs to grieve for her husband and take care of the lawsuit the realty TV network filed. They want their money back OR for her to film a new realty TV show—with Ricky’s children. Two months ago, Ricky’s daughters lost their mother to cancer—now they only have Will.

The Heresy Within (The Ties that Bind)

Fantasy > Epic
Author: Rob J. Hayes
The Heresy Within (The Ties that Bind)

Thanquil Darkheart is an Arbiter of the Inquisition, a witch hunter tasked with hunting down and purging heretics. Thanquil Darkheart is also something else, expendable.

When the God-Emperor of Sarth tells Thanquil there is a traitor operating among the highest echelon of the Inquisition he knows he has no choice but to sail to the city of Chade and follow the Emperor’s single lead.

The Black Thorn is a murderer, a thug, a thief and worse but he’s best known for the killing of six Arbiters. These days he travels with a crew of six of the most dangerous sell-swords in the wilds.

After a job well done they find themselves on the run from the law once again but the boss has good news; a new job, the biggest any of them have ever pulled. First, however, they need to evade capture long enough to secure travel to the free city of Chade.

Isabel’s Run (Danny Logan Mystery #3)

Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Author: M.D. Grayson
Isabel's Run (Danny Logan Mystery #3)

Isabel Delgado knows all about horror. For nearly five years, her step-father subjects her to the kind of abuse and depravation that no child should ever have to endure. But Isabel survives. Her spirit is strong and she never gives up hope. On the morning of her 16th birthday, Isabel takes a stand. She wakes early, gathers her things in a school backpack, and with a last look behind, she runs. But Isabel’s not prepared for what she finds.

In the third Danny Logan mystery novel, Seattle author M.D. Grayson brings Danny Logan and the entire team at Logan PI-“Toni” Blair, Kenny Hale, and “Doc” Kiahtel–back for their most exciting and most important adventure yet. Their mission–find Isabel and rescue her from the street gangs and the seething cauldron of teen-age prostitution and human trafficking.

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The Hanging Judge: A Novel

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Michael Ponsor
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The Hanging Judge: A Novel

Based on the experience of the author, a federal judge who in 2000 presided over the first capital case in Massachusetts in more than fifty years, this extraordinary debut thriller offers an unprecedented inside view of a federal death penalty trial.

When a drive-by shooting in Holyoke, Massachusetts, claims the lives of a Puerto Rican drug dealer and a hockey mom volunteering at an inner-city clinic, the police arrest a rival gang member. With no death penalty in Massachusetts, the US attorney shifts the double homicide out of state jurisdiction into federal court so he can seek a death sentence.

The Honorable David S. Norcross, a federal judge with only two years on the bench, now presides over the first death penalty case in the state in decades. He must referee the clash of an ambitious female prosecutor and a brilliant veteran defense attorney in a high-stress environment of community outrage, media pressure, vengeful gang members, and a romantic entanglement that threatens to capsize his trial—not to mention the most dangerous force of all: the unexpected.

The Headmistress of Rosemere (Whispers On The Moors)

Christian Fiction > Romance > Historical
Author: Sarah E. Ladd
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The Headmistress of Rosemere (Whispers On The Moors)

At twenty-five, Patience Creighton is already a spinster. The busy headmistress of Rosemere always expected a dashing man to sweep her off her feet and take her away . . . but that man never came. And since her father’s death, keeping the school running and her mother happy has been plenty to keep her occupied.

William Sterling dallied his way into financial trouble and mortal danger. When he is assaulted by his creditors’ henchmen on the road home from a tavern, he guides his horse to the doorstep of his tenant, the Rosemere School for Young Ladies. After being tended to by Patience, the wounded William rides off into the dawn—but makes a point to learn more about the lovely headmistress.

As he spends more time at Rosemere, something delicate begins to develop between William and Patience. But that will not deter William’s creditors. With little money to repay his debts, and less for the upkeep of his estate, it becomes clear that sacrificing Rosemere may be the only way to preserve his legacy. But it may also cost him his happiness.

To Honor You Call Us (Man of War, Book 1)

Science Fiction > Military
Author: H. Paul Honsinger
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To Honor You Call Us (Man of War, Book 1)

The Terran Union is engaged in a vast interstellar war against the Krag, ruthless aliens intent on exterminating humankind. In 2315, the wily Max Robichaux is given command of the USS Cumberland, a destroyer with state-of-the-art capabilities but a combat record so bad, she’s known as the “Cumberland Gap.”Capt. Robichaux’s first mission: to take his warship to the Free Corridor, where the Krag have secretly been buying strategic materials, and to seize or destroy any ships carrying enemy cargo. Far from the fleet and under enforced radio silence, Max relies only on his determination and guile…and the support and friendship of his chief medical officer, the brilliant Dr. Sahin.

Because even as he deals with the ship’s onboard problems and the stress of carrying out her risky assignment, Max and the doctor discover that the Cumberland and her misfit crew are all that stands in the way of a deadly Krag attack that threatens to end the war—and humanity—once and for all.

College Unbound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students

Education & Reference > College & University
Author: Jeffrey J. Selingo
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College Unbound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students

What is the value of a college degree? The four-year college experience is as American as apple pie. So is the belief that higher education offers a ticket to a better life. But with student-loan debt surpassing the $1 trillion mark and unemployment of college graduates at historic highs, people are beginning to question that value.

In College (Un)bound, Jeffrey J. Selingo, editor at large of the Chronicle of Higher Education, argues that America’s higher education system is broken. The great credential race has turned universities into big business and fostered an environment where middle-tier colleges can command elite university-level tuition while concealing staggeringly low graduation rates, churning out graduates with few of the skills needed for a rapidly evolving job market.

Selingo not only turns a critical eye on the current state of higher education but also predicts how technology will transform it for the better. Free massive online open courses (MOOCs) and hybrid classes, adaptive learning software, and the unbundling of traditional degree credits will increase access to high-quality education regardless of budget or location and tailor lesson plans to individual needs. One thing is certain—the Class of 2020 will have a radically different college experience than their parents.

Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies (An Adams Grove Novel)

Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Nancy Naigle
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Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies (An Adams Grove Novel)

Welcome to Adams Grove…where the pies are delicious but the lies are to die for.

America’s beloved country superstar Cody Tuggle never expected to be one of America’s most wanted. At least that’s how he feels since he’s been accused of murdering his scheming agent. Desperate to prove he’s innocent, he turns to his only alibi, award-winning photographer Kasey Phillips, who recently toured with him and his band.

After an exciting life on the road, Kasey has settled down in small-town Adams Grove with her five-year-old son. Unexpectedly reunited with Cody, she finds herself open to love again. But just when she’s ready to fall, everything she ever believed about him is called in to question.

Cody has waited a long time for genuine love, and he can’t let this chance with Kasey slip away. But as the evidence stacks up, the accusations against him put a damper on the sparks flying between them. Can he convince Kasey he’s innocent, and will she clear his name in time? Or will their dreams of the future be the victim of a deadly lie?

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