It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over! While it may be sad to see the warmer weather on its way out, fall means a new season of great new titles from Baker Publishing Group. Fall is one of the busiest times of the year for book releases and here are a few titles I’m looking forward to reading in the next couple of months!

Colliding with Destiny

Colliding with Destiny by Sarah Jakes (Bethany House, September release)

This book is all about finding hope in the legacy of Ruth. I love to study characters of the Bible. Ruth’s circumstances seemed overwhelming, but she opened herself up to God using them to transform her and those around her. Ruth has a story that’s similar to many women of today and I want to learn more.




Tried and True by Mary Connealy (Bethany House, September release)tried&true

This is the first book of “Wild at Heart,” a new series by Mary Connealy. Having fought in the Civil War posing as men, the Wilde sisters are homesteading using the special exemptions they earned serving in the War. Will their secret be revealed? Will they lose their homestead? This plot seems like a fun one and I’m looking forward to getting to know these characters.




A Light in the Wilderness by Jane Kirkpatrick (Revell, September release)A Light in the Wilderness

Three spirited women, a former slave, Kalapuya Indian & a married settler will discover what it means to be truly free in a land that makes promises it cannot fulfill. This is a multilayered story that will take you on the dusty and dangerous Oregon Trail into the boundless American West. This book is based on real events and I love a true story!




The Reason by Lacey Sturm (Baker Books, October release) TheReason

This memoir is written by the former lead singer of the platinum selling rock band, Flyleaf and successful solo artist, Lacey Sturm. Lacey was an atheist with a troubled soul and a plan for suicide who found a purpose for life in the back of a church’s sanctuary. I love hearing about lives transformed in the most unexpected ways and this promises to be an inspirational read.




At Bluebonnet Lake by Amanda Cabot (Revell, October release)At Bluebonnet Lake

When Kate Sherwood is asked by her ailing grandmother to visit Rainbow’s End, a dilapidated resort in the Texas Hill Country, the last thing she expected was for sparks to fly between her and the resort’s unassuming handyman. This is the first book of Amanda Cabot’s new Texas Crossroads series and it sounds like a promising start to the series!




Melody Reese is Graf-Martin Communications’ Publicity Coordinator