It’s July! Down here in Georgia that means freestone peaches have started ripening. I’m gearing up today for another day of canning that summery goodness—nothing better than homecanned peaches in the middle of winter!

I suppose since I have peaches on the brain, it’s no wonder Tina Radcliffe’s newest book made it to the top of my TBR pile, right? I mean, you DO see the peaches, don’t you? No? Look again. They’re right behind the hunky cowboy. Yeah. Took me a couple of looks to see them, too. (Seriously–isn’t he a cutie??)

July also means it’s HOT, at least where I am–so I’m more than ready to hunker down inside in the air conditioning and read a good book. As usual ACFW has provided a fabulous list of uplifting new releases to help us out. There are some real goodies on this list, too! Not only do we have Tina’s super-handsome hero, we have new books by Toni Shiloh and a bite-your-nails suspense by Terri Reed. AND, we have two sparkling new authors making debuts for Love Inspired–Meghann Whistler and Rhonda Starnes. There’s lots more fabulous books, too. Take a look!

July 2020 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website.
Contemporary Romance:
 
How Sweet It Is by Robin Lee Hatcher — A businessman trying to reconnect with his brother returns to his hometown and rents the apartment where his great-great-grandparents lived during the late 1920s. He never suspects his attractive landlady, a struggling restaurant owner who works with women at a local shelter, is the one person who might help him reach his brother. (Contemporary Romance from HarperCollins Christian Publishing)
 
Love’s Autumn Harvest by Patricia Lee — A widow, a divorcee, and a widower find themselves in a love triangle that gets complicated as each one finds themselves drawn into the tangled web they weave. (Contemporary Romance from Mountain Brook Ink)
Ready to Trust by Tina Radcliffe — Rancher Reece Rainbolt’s shocked to learn he’s inherited half of Claire Ballard’s family farm—and that he’s a father. Now Claire’s determined to break ties with the man who once left her behind. But Reece will buy her half only on one condition: she must stay in town to help with the harvest…and let him get to know his little girl. (Contemporary Romance from Love Inspired [Harlequin])
The Truth About Fame by Toni Shiloh — When a superstar’s bodyguard pretends to be her fiancé to flush out her stalker, the woman starts falling for a happily ever after that’s just as fake as her tabloid life. (Contemporary Romance, Independently Published)
Falling for the Innkeeper by Meghann Whistler — Single mom Laura Lessoway won’t accept her mother’s plan of selling her late grandmother’s inn without a fight. But when big-city attorney Jonathan Masters arrives to arrange an offer from his client, she’s drawn to him. And working together as he helps with repairs only brings them closer. With his career and her home on the line, can they ever find common ground? (Contemporary Romance from Love Inspired [Harlequin])
Historical Romance:
A Place to Call Home by Susan Page Davis, Susanne Dietze, and Erica Vetsch — Duck for cover in the Superstition Mountains as a woman flees her capture and a marshal pursues his prisoner while the couple is handcuffed together. Exit a stagecoach in an Idaho boom town, where a mail-order mix-up has everyone scrambling to right an embarrassing mistake—or was it really a blessing? Gallop into Fort Bliss, Texas, where a battle wages between an eastern fashion artist and a US Cavalry surgeon for the custody of two orphans. Delight in the journey as faith and romance intersect in these three full-length novels. (Historical Romance from Barbour Publishing)
The Gentleman Spy by Erica Vetsch — A bluestocking and a newly minted duke join forces to unravel a mystery…but the greatest mystery might be the duke’s true identity. (Historical Romance from Kregel Publications)
Mystery:
 
A Bitter Brew by Elizabeth Ludwig — The cousins are thrilled when Jan is invited to compete in a nationally televised baking contest. Things go awry, however, when the prize money disappears. Worse, Jan and Elaine find themselves as the prime suspects! Certain they are being framed, the cousins seek out clues that will lead them to the thief. Can they do it before the contest ends, or will they fall faster than Jan’s award-winning souffle? (Cozy Mystery from Guidepost Publications)
Murder at Madison Square Garden by Linda Shenton Matchett — A private investigator helps a scrappy, female photojournalist, who is accused of murder after an assassination attempt on Charles Lindberg at the America First rally leaves another man dead. (Historical Mystery from Shortwave Press)
Romantic Suspense:
 
Explosive Situation by Terri Reed — With his K-9 partner at his side, can he survive false accusations and a bomber? Detective Henry Roarke’s determined to prove his innocence to internal affairs officer Olivia Vance—but first he must survive the bomber targeting him and his bomb-sniffing K-9, Cody. With a coming baby to protect and an investigation to pursue, Olivia has her hands full…until she becomes a target, as well. Can they catch the bomber before they all lose their lives? (Romantic Suspense from Love Inspired [Harlequin])
 
Rocky Mountain Revenge by Rhonda Starnes — To survive her deadly homecoming, she’ll need to trust a man from her past… Temporarily home to help at her family’s vet clinic, Grace Porter has no intentions of staying—but someone’s determined she won’t live long enough to leave. With both Grace and her sister in the crosshairs, her ex-boyfriend, Police Chief Evan Bradshaw, must protect them. But can the single dad lawman uncover the truth about why a killer’s out for vengeance before time runs out? (Romantic Suspense from Love Inspired [Harlequin])
Suspense:
Relative Silence by Carrie Stuart Parks — Forensic sketch artist Tucker Landry and American heiress Piper Boone form a bond after surviving a mass shooting on Curlew Island. Amid rumors of the Curlew Island Curse which whispers say has taken the lives of several members of Piper’s family, the pair must unravel the Boone family’s true history before Piper becomes the next victim. (Suspense from HarperCollins Christian Publishing)
Young Adult:
 
Heart of a Princess by Hannah Currie — Behind the smiles and designer clothes, Princess Alina has a secret. She’s barely holding it together. After a moment of panic almost ends in tragedy, Alina is sent to a refuge far from the palace to recuperate. Her family claim it’s for her own good but – faced with cows, knife-beaked ducks and far too many of her own insecurities – Alina is pretty sure it will kill her first. And Joha Samson, infuriating man that he is, will laugh as it does. Only there’s more to Joha than she realizes, and more to herself too. When the time comes to make a stand, will she find the courage? (Young Adult from WhiteFire Publishing)
Plus check out these recent additions to Fiction Finder published within the past month: Before Summer’s End by Johnnie Alexander, Brenda S. Anderson, Eleanor Bertin, Sara Davison, Deb Elkink, Stacy Monson, and Marion Ueckermann, A collection of stories of faith, family, and forgiveness. (General Contemporary)
Honor Bound by Carol Ashby, Honor had forced him to act. Time would tell if he’d regret it. (Historical)
Ralley Point: Place Of Refuge by Daniel Bishop, The Baskins overcome the loss of their unborn child and come to a place of refuge, redemption, restoration. (General Contemporary) Two Autumns, One Spring by Elizabeth Ann Boyles, A deceitful mother-in-law, Nagasaki’s vengeful official, conflicting beliefs—all work against a near-perfect marriage in 1861 Japan. (Historical)
The Sugar Baron’s Ring by Lorri Dudley, A ring is her only tie to a distant homeland, until a marooned Englishman anchors her heart. (Historical Romance) Let Him Go by LuAnn K. Edwards, Keedryn and Blake acknowledge their love in this wholesome romance, only to find trouble brewing at the office and turmoil bursting in their hearts. (Contemporary Romance)
Afraid of the Light by Cynthia Ruchti, Clinical psychologist Camille Brooks vows she’ll never let another family suffer from the fallout of a hoarding disorder like her mom’s, but soon discovers that she has her own collection of hurts to confront. (General Contemporary) Deadly Hideaway by Marissa Shrock, A relaxing getaway. A rocky romance. And a dead body. Will life ever be normal? (Cozy Mystery) The Cowboy’s Missing Memory by Shannon Taylor Vannatter, He needs to remember and she’s his best hope to help him reclaim his past and build a future. (Contemporary Romance)

8 Comments

  1. Patti Jo Moore on July 6, 2020 at 11:41 am

    I love peaches (especially Georgia peaches!). 🙂 You’re so smart to can some and have them to enjoy this winter—yum!
    I’m eager to start reading Tina’s book, and love that cover!
    Thanks for sharing this, and stay cool in our Georgia heat (and humidity—it’s always the humidity that gets me, LOL).
    Hugs, Patti Jo 🙂

    • Laurel Blount on July 7, 2020 at 10:21 am

      Hi, Patti Jo! Yes–gardening and July–whew. Hot hot hot! I nearly melt into a puddle every time I go outside. I’m so excited about Tina’s book, too–and the peaches! I’ve put up two boxes from the peach packing plant and am planning to get a couple more. Like you said, nothing better than a fresh-tasting peach in the middle of winter!! Sending you big hugs, my dear friend–you stay cool and well!!

  2. Natalya Lakhno on July 7, 2020 at 2:12 am

    Great reads! I’ve enjoyed Ready to Trust! 🙂

    • Laurel Blount on July 7, 2020 at 10:18 am

      I can’t wait to read that one, Natalya! You just can’t go wrong with Tina Radcliffe!!

  3. Tina Radcliffe Radcliffe on July 7, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    All these great books. My kindle will be overflowing! It’s going to hit 113 here in Arizona this week, folks. Stay cool.

    • Laurel Blount on July 7, 2020 at 8:31 pm

      Oh, Tina! 113? I’m going to stop complaining about the heat here in Georgia. Wow. That’s just…wow. Stay cool, my friend. And yep–my kindle is stuffed, too. What a happy problem to have!!

  4. Amy Grochowski on July 8, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    I believe I could eat a lot of peach pie while reading this incredible list. Sounds like summer in heaven to me!!

    • Laurel Blount on July 8, 2020 at 8:56 pm

      Yes! Definitely lots of goodies on this list–and they’d all go well with peach pie! But what doesn’t??

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