Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Debut Novel Anticipation - April 2012

April is not only rich with spring flowers this year, but it's also blooming with new releases including four novels by debut authors. As someone who hopes to be a "Debut" author someday, I love endorsing rookie writers. And I love finding new voices in fiction so I look forward to reading from all these authors.

Congratulations to you all!

by Becky Wade

Bethany House
352 pages

     Burned out, Kate Donovan jumps at the chance to restore her grandmother's house in Redbud, Pennsylvania. But when she arrives, she becomes involved in a project she didn't expect. Handsome former hockey star and contractor Matt Jarreau is clearly wounded, hiding from people and God. Can Kate help him face his past---whether he likes it or not?

Alaskan Courage Series #1
by Dani Pettrey

Bethany House
320 pages

     Bailey Craig vowed never to set foot in Yancey, Alaska, again. She has a past reputation, and Yancey's a town that doesn't forget. She's returned only to bury her beloved aunt killed in the mysterious plane crash.
     Cole McKenna faces dangerous rescue dives and he faces the fear that a murderer may be threatening his town. But facing the reality of Bailey's reappearance is a tougher challenge. She broke his heart...

by Katie Ganshert

WaterBrook Press
320 pages

     Architect Bethany Quinn reluctantly returns to her Iowa hometown for an "in and out" visit---but then her grandfather dies and leaves her his farm. She wants to sell the place, but even that gets complicated with manager Evan Price watching her every move. Can Bethany make peace with her trailer park past---and find love?

by Beth Vogt

Howard Books
320 pages

     Allison Denman is supposed to get married in five days, but everything is all wrong. The huge wedding. The frothy dress. And the groom.
     Still, kissing the groom's brother in an unguarded moment is decidedly not the right thing to do. How could she have made such a mistake? It seems Allison's life is nothing but mistakes at this point. And pulling a "Runaway Bride" complete with stealing, er, borrowing her best friend's car doesn't seem to solve her problems.
     Can Allison find her way out of this mess? Maybe she just needs to stop orchestrating everything. Allison prefers being the one in control, and giving it up is not going to be easy. But to find her way again, she will have to believe that God has a plan for her and find the strength to let Him lead.

Stop back on Thursday, April 5 for Spire Reviews' News!

And then, be sure to watch for next Tuesday's post (April 10) where I'll bring you more April offerings.


  1. Will be reading and reviewing the first two of these for the CFBA Tour in April. Love to find new authors to read and champion too, Bren.

    1. I look forward to reading your reviews, Nicole.

  2. I'm excited about all of these debuts! They're going to be fabulous! Congrats, everyone!

    1. They all look good, don't they Jessica?

      Thanks for stopping by today!

  3. Brenda,

    Thanks so much for spotlighting Submerged. I really appreciate it. I'm so grateful and humbled to be debuting among such a talented group of ladies.

    Hope you'll enjoy Cole and Bailey's adventure.

  4. Hi Dani, thank you for stopping by! And Congratulations on being a newly published author! You must be thrilled. :)

    I'm very excited to read Submerged. I always look forward to reading new romantic suspense authors and your story sounds very intriguing.