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Saturday, March 9, 2013

On My Wishlist #5 ~ March 9

On My Wishlist hosted by Workaday Reads
On My Wishlist is a weekly meme started by Book Chick City and is now hosted by Workaday Reads. It's where we share books we desperately want but haven't actually gotten yet. They can be old, new, or forthcoming. 

Here are ten books that are on my ever-growing wishlist. :)


Stranded by Dani Pettrey
Alaskan Courage series: Book Three
Bethany House /  Expected publication: October, 2013
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:

When her friend vanishes from a cruise ship, reporter Darcy St. James isn't satisfied with their explanation that she simply left her job of her own accord. Something isn't lining up, and Darcy believes the only way to find the truth is to put herself in Abby's position. Within days, Darcy learns her friend wasn't the only person to disappear mysteriously. Last summer, a woman vanished under almost identical circumstances.

Gage McKenna has taken a summer-long stint leading adventure excursions for the passengers of various cruise lines that dock for a few days of sightseeing. He's surprised to find Darcy working aboard one of the ships, investigating a troubling report. Something sinister is going on and the deeper they dig the more Gage fears they've only discovered the tip of the iceberg.

Why it's on my wishlist:

I LOVED the first two books in this series and can hardly wait to read the next addition to the McKennas journey.


Tomorrow We Die by Shawn Grady
Bethany House / 2010
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:

Jonathan Trestle is a paramedic who's spent the week a few steps behind the angel of death. When he responds to a call about a man sprawled on a downtown sidewalk, Trestle isn't about to lose another victim. CPR revives the man long enough for him to hand Trestle a crumpled piece of paper and say, "Give this to Martin," before being taken to the hospital.

The note is a series of dashes and haphazard scribbles. Trestle tries to follow up with the patient later, but at the ICU he learns the man awoke, pulled out his IVs, and vanished, leaving only a single key behind. Jonathan tracks the key to a nearby motel where he finds the man again--this time not just dead but murdered. Unwilling to just let it drop, Jonathan is plunged into a mystery that soon threatens not only his dreams for the future but maybe even his life.

Why it's on my wishlist:

I love suspense books and Tomorrow We Die sounds like a great one!


Glittering Promises by Lisa T. Bergren
Grand Tour series: Book Three
David C. Cook / Expected publication: October, 2013
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

I don't think there is a description available for this book yet.

Why it's on my wishlist:

Having read the first two books in this series, I can hardly wait to read this conclusion and see how things end. Such a great series! :)


When a Secret Kills by Lynette Eason
Deadly Reunions series: Book Three
Revell / Expected Publication: May, 2013
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:

Investigative reporter Jillian Carter knows it's time to put the past to rest. She's tired of looking over her shoulder, letting a killer go free. She's no longer the scared kid who changed her name and disappeared. Now, no matter what the cost, Jillian must do what she is trained to do--ferret out the truth and expose it. Senator Frank Hoffman committed murder ten years ago--and Jillian watched it happen.

Didn't she?

Not even the enigmatic and attractive Colton Brady, her ex-boyfriend and nephew of the killer, will be able to make her leave this alone. Get ready for the spine-tingling, nail-biting conclusion to an explosive series.

Why it's on my wishlist:

Can hardly wait to read this book and find out what had happened all those years ago. :)


Dangerous Passage by Lisa Harris
Southern Crimes series: Book One
Revell / Expected Publication: September, 2013
Find on: Amazon / Goodreads

About the book:

When two Jane Does are killed on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia, detective and behavioral specialist Avery North discovers they share something in common--a tattoo of a magnolia on their shoulders. Suspecting a serial killer, Avery joins forces with medical examiner Jackson Bryant to solve the crimes and prevent another murder. But it doesn't take long for them to realize that there is much more to the case than meets the eye. As they venture deep into a sinister world of human trafficking, Avery and Jackson are taken to the very edge of their abilities--and their hearts. 

Dangerous Passage exposes a fully-realized and frightening world where every layer peeled back reveals more challenges ahead. Romantic suspense fans will be hooked from the start by Lisa Harris's first installment of the new Southern Crimes series.

Why it's on my wishlist:

I don't think I've read any of Lisa Harris's previous books, but Dangerous Passage sounds like a great book to introduce me to her work. 


Cowboy Christmas by Mary Connealy
Wild West Weddings series: Book One
Barbour Books / 2009
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:

Get ready for a fun and suspenseful Christmastime romance. Trouble follows singer Annette Talbot to Wyoming—and rancher Elijah Walker finds himself directly in its path. Though still wounded by the betrayal of his ex-fiancĂ©e, Elijah finds himself attracted to the secretive singer. When it appears Annie is a threat to his mother’s life, Elijah must decide if Annie’s deep faith and love of God is genuine or if it’s all just a ruse. He decides to trust her—until he discovers she’s a wanted woman. As Christmas draws near, will Elijah respond to God’s gentle persuasion to find the truth before he loses Annie forever?

Why it's on my wishlist:

Sounds like a great read and I've enjoyed every Mary Connealy book I've read so far. :)


The Governess and Mr. Granville by Abby Gaines

The Parson's Daughters series: Book Two
Love Inspired Historical / 2012
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:

Dominic Granville needs a wife—whether he wants one or not! And governess Serena Somerton intends to find one for him. A marriage of convenience would provide the wealthy widower's five children with a mother's tender care. And yet none of Dominic's prospective brides can meet Serena's increasingly high standards. 

Unconventional, certainly. Outspoken, to be sure. Even so, Miss Somerton's quirks can't curb Dominic's growing interest in the spirited young woman. After his wife's death, Dominic was sure he couldn't love again. But faced with the prospect of losing Serena to another, one fact becomes clear. His imperfect governess could be his ideal wife.

Why it's on my wishlist:

After reading the first book in this series, The Earl's Mistaken Bride, I've been wanting to read this one. Sounds really good.


A Dangerous Stage by Camy Tang
Protection for Hire series: Book Two
Zondervan / 2012
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:

Tessa Lancaster worked for her uncle in the Japanese mafia until she was sent to prison for a murder she didn't commit. Now, after finding God behind bars, she takes odd jobs as a bodyguard to keep her distance from the family business. In A Dangerous Stage, the second book in Camy Tang's Protection for Hire series, Tessa gets caught up in the web of lies surrounding a shady singing competition. Hired by one of the contestants, she works with Charles Britton---the lawyer who sent her to prison---to discover the dark figures manipulating the contest from behind the scenes. Tessa's abilities will be tested like never before as she's forced to balance the safety of her client's family and her deepening relationship with Charles. In the midst of the chaos, she holds on to her faith to keep her safe and bring down the shadowy organization.

Why it's on my wishlist:

I loved Protection for Hire (book one) and A Dangerous Stage looks like it's going to be a great read.


Doctor in Petticoats by Mary Connealy
Sophie's Daughters series: Book One
Barbour Books / 2010
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:

Doctor Alex Buchanan is a wanted man--a deseter from the army stalked by a bounty hunter--but he'd rather be dead than inflict any more pain on his patients. Beth McClellan is idealistic, believing the nursing training she received will be enough to help her serve as doctor to her home town in West Texas. When Alex and Beth meet in a stagecoach accident, they find that they work well together. But are his demons and her dreams too deeply rooted for either of them to pay the price required for a future together?

Why it's on my wishlist:

Pretty much the same reasons Cowboy Christmas is on my wishlist - sounds good and I've been wanting to read some of Mary Connealy's older books.


Silent Night: A Rock Harbor Christmas Novella by Colleen Cole
Rock Harbor series
Thomas Nelson / 2012
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:

As Christmas day nears, Bree and her faithful search-and-rescue dog Samson follow the trail of a troubling mystery into the snowy forests of Rock Harbor.

Bree Matthews is preparing for Christmas guests, but her heart is reeling from the recent and tender loss of her unborn child. Her sister-in-law, Lauri, suddenly turns up on the doorstep of the lighthouse home Bree shares with her husband, Kade, in Rock Harbor. Secretive and withdrawn, Lauri seems curiously intent on discovering what happened to a parachuter who disappeared in the North Woods along Lake Superior's icy shore.

As Bree and Samson, her search-and-rescue dog, plunge into the search, Bree wonders if Lauri may know more than she’s admitted about the parachuter. And then the clues lead them to the trail of a young woman whose family fears the worst about her disappearance.

Will the search on this snowy, silent night lead Bree and Samson to more than clues about the missing girl? And will Bree’s prayer for a baby ever be answered?

Why it's on my wishlist:

I absolutely loved the Rock Harbor series! I was very excited to hear about this new novella with Bree, her family, and Samson! I hope I'm able to get a copy of the book soon. :)


So there are ten books on my wishlist! Have you read any of the books? What are some books on your wishlist? Please share in a comment below! Thanks for stopping by. :)


  1. I've read all of Shawn Grady's books and enjoyed them. I would love to see something new from him.

    This is the first time I've seen the Glittering Promises cover. I've read book one and book two is on my wish list as well.

    Others you have on your list that I'm looking forward to...Dangerous Passage, Silent Night, and Stranded (still have to read the first two, though).

    A couple off of my own wish list: Rachel Hauck's Once Upon a Prince and Follow the Heart by Kaye Dacus.

    1. Just added "Once Upon a Prince" and "Follow the Heart" to my wishlist. "Once Upon a Prince" sounds especially good! Thanks for commenting, Jenny! :)

  2. Thanks so much for including Stranded in your list! So glad you're excited about it :)



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