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The Bracelet - Jennie Hansen
As a servant for the wealthy Lady Burton, Georgiana Fenwick is surprised when her mistress's son, Sydney, pursues her. To prove his love, he gives her a stunning bracelet but has a cruel plan for Georgiana and the bracelet. She flees and is helped by...[more]
The Chosen - Chaim Potok
Reuven Malter and Danny Saunders play against each other in a baseball game in which Reuven is injured by a ball hit by Danny. This incident leads to the boys friendship despite the fact that the boys come from two different Jewish sects.
The Curious Case of Sidd Finch - George Plimpton
In April 1985, Sports Illustrated published an article that stunned the sports community. George Plimpton's 13-page profile of Sidd Finch, a mysterious pitcher who had been signed by the New York Mets and reportedly threw 168 mph, came complete ...[more]
The Swaddling Cloth: A Christmas Story - Nan Pamer
Though raised by loving parents, when Riel, a beautiful Jewish girl, is orphaned, circumstances force her to work as a servant at the inn of Bethlehem. Her dreams of a better future seem impossible when her harsh master exposes a shameful secret from...[more]
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
After spending the first 16 years in India as the son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel and his family emigrate to Canada. During the voyage the ship sinks and Pi finds himself on a lifeboat with various wild animals including a Bengal tiger.
Magnificent Obsession - Lloyd C. Douglas
When Robert Merrick's life is saved at the expense of the life of an eccentric but adored surgeon, the carefree playboy is forced to reevaluate his own path. Merrick embarks on a course of anonymous philanthropy, inspired by reading the doctor's priv...[more]
White Smoke - Andrew M. Greeley
The cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church have gathered in Rome for the papal election following the death of the incumbent pope. Torn by internal conflict and with many of its members alienated, the Church faces one of the most serious crises in it...[more]
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
Jean Valjean spends his life seeking redemption from a minor crime. A story of justice and mercy.
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
"Dan Brown has to be one of the best, smartest, and most accomplished writers in the country. THE DA VINCI CODE is many notches above the intelligent thriller; this is pure genius."
-NELSON DeMILLE, #1 New York Times bestselling author[more]
Lost Horizon - James Hilton

While attempting to escape a civil war, four people are kidnapped and transported to the Tibetan mountains. After their plane crashes, they are found by a mysterious Chinese man. He leads them to a monastery hidden in "the valley of the blue moon"...[more]

At Home in Mitford - Jan Karon
Enter the world of Mitford, and you wont' want to leave. But Father Tim, the local rector, is suddenly not so sure. A dog the size of a Buick follows him home and won't go away. A hostile boy is left in his care. His attractive new neighbor wears a p...[more]
A Morbid Taste for Bones - Ellis Peters
Brother Cadfael, a monk living in the Middle Ages, goes with other members of his order to retrieve the bones of Saint Winifred from her burial place in Wales. They desire to bring the bones back to their Abbey, but Cadfael is enlisted to solve a my...[more]
Happy Are the Meek - Andrew M. Greeley
A mystery in Andrew M. Greeley's "Father Blackie Ryan" series. This series of the "wise & witty" priest slooth began with "Virgin and Martyr". This tale presents tragedy, murder, devil worship and messages from the dead.
In the Hall of the Dragon King (The Dragon King Trilogy) - Stephen R. Lawhead
A kingdom hangs in the balance...and a young boy answers the call.

Carrying a sealed message from the war-hero Dragon King to the queen, Quentin and his outlaw companion, Theido, plunge headlong into a fantastic odyssey and mystic quest...[more]
An Echo in the Darkness (Mark of the Lion #2) - Francine Rivers
Through the courageous faith of the Christian slave girl Hadassah and the troubled lives of the Roman masters, An Echo in the Darkness continues this moving tale of first-century Rome. Having narrowly escaped death, Hadassah conceals her scars...[more]
As Sure as the Dawn (Mark of the Lion #3) - Francine Rivers
Atretes and Rizpah discover the fires of faith and their own burning devotion to a Lord who draws them into a love that is as sure as the dawn.

Spanish available

The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need fr...[more]

The Warlords of Nin (The Dragon King Trilogy) - Stephen R. Lawhead

Darkness and destruction have come to the land.

It has been ten years since Quentin helped Eskevar, the Dragon King, battle the monstrous sorcerer Nimrood.  Since that time, there has been peace in the land of Mensandor.  But ever...[more]

Gone - Michael Grant

In the blink of an eye.

Everyone disappears.


Everyone except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not a single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Gone, too, are the phones, inter...[more]

A Voice in the Wind (Mark of the Lion #1) - Francine Rivers
Rome comes alive in this tale of Jewish Christian slave girl Hadassah. Her story encourages readers to represent Christ in their world.

Spanish available

Ripple Effect (Time Thriller Trilogy, Book 1) (Bk. 1) - Paul McCusker
The Time Thriller Trilogy delivers gripping, fast-paced mystery that intrigues and captivates through hours, seconds, and centuries. A long history of strange disappearances and unexplainable occurrences leave clues that the town of Fawlt Line may ac...[more]
The Rosary Murders - William X. Kienzle
Priests and nuns are his targets. A plain black rosary entwined between the fingers of each victim is his calling card. The police don't have a clue, but Father Koesler sees a pattern -- a consuming religious obsession that can drive one man to seria...[more]
Burned - Ellen Hopkins
Raised in a religious -- yet abusive -- family, Pattyn Von Stratten starts asking questions -- about God, a woman's role, sex, love. She experiences the first stirrings of passion, but when her father catches her in a compromising position, events sp...[more]
Love After All - Michele Ashman Bell
Even though Danielle Camden knows that Todd Hardaway is the man of her parents' dreams, her heart feels empty. She meets the idealistic and attractive Carson Turner, and feels a flicker of something that might be love. Carson decision to go to med...[more]
Most Peculiar Circumstance, A - Jen Turano
Delightful Blend of Love and Laughter
in Turano's Sophomore Novel

Miss Arabella Beckett has one driving passion: to help the downtrodden women of America. Naturally, she supports the women's suffrage movement and eagerly attends rallies a...[more]
Above Suspicion - Betsy Brannon Green
Mary Grace O'Malley has inherited a bed and breakfast from a friend. John Wright, a love interest from years ago shows up and asks her help to solve a murder. Miss Eugenia Atkins and her friends arrive for a vacation, but when a guest ends up dead, ...[more]
The Enoch Letters - Neal A. Maxwell
In the tradition of The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis comes this fascinating work of historical fiction from the mind of Elder Neal A. Maxwell. Readers of the scriptures have long marveled at the account of the city of Enoch and its translation. W...[more]
Paper Hearts - Courtney Walsh
Abigail Pressman would never have guessed that love notes penned on paper hearts by an anonymous couple could restore her belief in love. As a business owner in a quaint town at the base of the Rockies, she�s poured everything into dreams of exp...[more]
My Hands Came Away Red - Lisa McKay

Cori signs up to take a mission trip to Indonesia during the summer after her senior year of high school.�Inspired by happy visions of building churches and seeing beautiful beaches, she gladly escapes her complicated love life back h...[more]

Seal of the King: A Fantasy Novel (Thrilling Action & adventure Fiction Book 1) - Ralph Smith

An epic adventure in the battle between good and evil

A prophecy foretells of their showdown with the dark one. Separated by two worlds, will these two star crossed lovers have to make the ultimate sacrifice to save the world?

Night Light (Restoration Series #2) By Terri Blackstock - -Author-
The Shack Paperback - William P. Young
Mackenzie Allen Philips's youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his G...[more]
Babylon Rising - Tim LaHaye
Tim LaHaye created the Left Behind Series, which has become one of the most popular fiction series of all time. Those novels, with more that 50 million copies sold, presented a unique combination of suspense and substance drawn from his lifelong stud...[more]
Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources - Martin Lings
A revised edition of the internationally acclaimed biography of the prophet

• Includes important additions about the prophet’s spread of Islam into Syria and its neighboring states

• Contains original English translations from 8...[more]