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Christian Fiction

Welcome to the bookshop where you can find out more about our members publications and buy their books. There are a wide variety of genres represented so it is well worth browsing and discovering some great authors and fabulous new books 

Joanna by Anne E. Thompson


Your family helps to shape who you are, whatever that family might look like. JOANNA is the story of a family struggling to cope with what it means to have a psychopath amongst them. 

Written after months researching the disorder, JOANNA is an exciting novel, written partly in the first person. The reader sees the world through Joanna’s eyes, they see what motivates her, how she thinks, what she feels.  (Be careful though, she might lie to you). The story also shows the impact of Joanna on those who love her. The story explores how God can work in even the most extreme of situations, what it means to love, and, more importantly, to forgive.


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What if I go by Polly White


Grace Negrescu is a Romanian teenager dreaming of UK streets paved with gold. Zul Mohammad is the savvy bad-boy from Birmingham who saw her coming. At first, she craves independence. Then money. Then love. What she gets is a rough deal.


While she figures out what she actually needs in an unfamiliar city, she spirals towards abuse. Amidst a cocktail of toxic sweeteners, her instinct is never to give up but a new friend recommends that she run. Only her diary knows everything. What if she goes?

 

Bewildered, she considers the tortuous case presented by Detective Inspector Stretton. By dropping superstitions, she could believe in a worker at the Centre called Joe, telling her about deserving justice. Hopefully, she can reclaim her identity and switch to the right path... Until Grace discovers how to trust again, what are the chances?

 

Despite these complications, all she needs is faith.


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Hidden Faces by Anne E Thompson


Set in a small English infant school, one of the main characters, Esther, is married to a clergyman. It tells the tale that many minister’s wives would love to be free to tell. We see Esther struggling with a teaching job, young children, and being a central figure in a church. Every Christian will relate to the dilemma of balancing church and family life. Hidden Faces is an easy read novel with appeal across a wide age range, and has been enjoyed by both Christians and those who never attend church.

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A Gift from the Horse Chestnut Tree

by Veronica Bright


Children. They don’t always have an easy life.

Susan is caught up in her mother’s grief.

Jessica has been very ill, and now she has another problem.

A fourteen-year-old inner-city boy goes on holiday for the first time.

Seven uplifting short stories to challenge your perception of childhood, and each one a prize-winner.


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Please Adopt Me by Lynne Pardoe


Sometimes working with other people's problems can bring you face to face with your own. Social Worker Louise Kimber takes a six month sabbatical working on a Scottish island to help get over the end of a relationship. The setting works its magic and Louise does some excellent work in mental health and child protection, but its her work with twelve year old Ellie that really stands out. 

Ellie has already been rejected by her mother and is about to loose her beloved Nan. Louise works with her and helps bring about a surprising change in the young woman's life. But Lou still feels her emotional life is in tatters, yet it's Ellie who despite her age, who has the wisdom to help Lou turn her life around.

This is an emotional novel about two women's search for a new life.


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The Silencer by Paul Alkazraji


Jude Kilburn and his wife Alex have moved from London to Albania to grow the church, in particular by publishing a keen biography of a local hard-man turned Christian. But a clandestine group has made it their mission to stop this work… The Christians sense danger, but the list of potential enemies is long: unreformed ex-paramilitaries, nationalists, mobsters. How and by whom will the cycle of violence and revenge be foiled?


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Joseph and The Lying Lady by Fiona Veitch Smith


In the third book in the series, Joseph finds himself in Egypt and is sold to a very important man called Potiphar. Potiphar is very busy and his servants are very lazy - as a result his house is a mess! With the help of his ever-helpful cow companions, Joseph soon takes charge and has things spick-and-span in no time. There's only one problem - and that is Mrs Potiphar, who is jealous of Joseph. What scrapes will Joseph get into next?


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Alpha Male by Sheila Donald


A romance based around an Alpha Course. Craig, is a local journalist and has a reputation as a womaniser. Amy, is a rather shy but stunning blonde and member of St James choir and 20's and 30's group. They are attracted to each other straightaway but their differences cause some friction in the relationship. They are eventually drawn together through tragic circumstances.


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An Iron Yoke 

by Sue Russell


The peace of a quiet country town is shattered by the brutal murder of a disabled woman. What secrets did she hold, and why would anyone want her dead? As suspicions mount and relationships unravel, the past casts a long shadow that will touch everyone involved. Can anything be salvaged from the tangle of madness, guilt and neglect?


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David and the Hairy Beast 

by Fiona Veitch-Smith


David's dad gives him a very important job to do. But can the shepherd boy overcome his fear of the Hairy Beast to save the flock? David and the Hairy Beast gently explores the issue of a young child's sense of identity and belonging in the family, showing how even they can make a positive contribution. It is a tale which encourages us to read between the lines of what the Bible tells us about David's early years. The light-hearted and beautifully illustrated pictures will delight parents and children alike, regardless of religious conviction.


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Counting Stars by Anne E Thompson


Set in the ‘world around the corner’, Counting Stars is an exciting, easy read thriller. It is set in a time when many of the world’s problems have been solved, but what is the impact on normal people? If religion has led to wars and terrorist attacks, is it not sensible for society to ban exclusive religions? “You can believe what you want, but you cannot exclude any other belief”. How would this affect those who are determined there is only one God? 
    Based on extensive research into the likely developments to appear in the near future, Counting Stars follows the lives of one family. Can they overcome the dangers and continue to worship? 

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Cloud Paintings

by Veronica Bright


An uplifing celebration of perseverance and courage in the face of adversity

Douglas sees the world from a wheelchair, and he hates it.

Thomas has always resented being an unwanted child.

Fiona walks a tightrope in her new life.

And who is the woman who takes her children to visit their father in prison?

Prize-winning short stories. People battling with life.


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Fearful Symmetry by Claire Dunn


Guy Hilliard is dead, but the legacy of his deceit remains. Emma - newly married to Matthew Lynes - is finding it difficult to shed the guilt she feels for her part in the accident that killed him. She has not only lost her position at Howard's Lake college, but her academic credentials have been called into question, threatening her career. And if that wasn't enough, Ellie, Matthew's great-granddaughter, holds Emma responsible for Guy's death and has news that will leave the family reeling. The dramatic conclusion to The Secret of the Journal series.


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Abandoned by my Mum by Lynne Pardoe


Chelsea isn’t like most people. For as long as she can remember she’s been in care, and for all sorts of reasons this hasn’t gone well. 

Desperately searching for the love she’s always craved, her life takes an even more sinister turn when she’s befriended by two men with a string of convictions for the sexual abuse of minors.

Her only hope of salvation comes in the form of someone she’s never even met. Social worker Natasha Livingston is sent on a raid of the men’s house with the police. Little by little, Tasha uses her professional skills to help Chelsea understand her life and find a way towards a happier future. It means confronting some ghosts from the past but with support that helps her come to terms with what she’s been through.

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Joseph and the Jealous Brothers by Fiona Veitch Smith


In the second book in the Young Joseph series, Joseph's brothers grow more and more jealous of their favoured brother. They come up with a cunning plan to take Joseph down a peg or two by throwing him in a well to give him a fright. Eventually they sell him to passing slave traders but that's not the end of his story!


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Ironside by Heather Flack


In 1013 the Danes invade England.  King Aethelred is old and ill-counselled.  Can his son Edmund prove a better king and drive the Danes out?  In the ensuing struggle, many good men will die and Edmund will earn the nickname Ironside.


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Volcania: Thou is Holy

by L. J. Fuller


An old adversary continues to decieve Earth and Volcania, a spiritual realm. Meanwhile, Salarn is seeking her own salvation and embarks upon her journey, along the way she meets the Holy One. Together, they plan a counter-attack, attempting to save many souls from perpetual darkness. 


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Realm Of Darkness by CF Dunn


In the fourth book of The Secret Of The Journal series, historian Emma D'Eresby has done everything she can to put the past behind her. Now she has every reason to look forward to a future with Dr. Matthew Lynes and his family in the beautiful state of Maine. But, in making peace with her past, she has to face uncomfortable truths in the present. As a shadow from her undergraduate days in Cambridge threatens her happiness, history catches up with terrifying results.


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Hunterswick Green by Iris Lloyd


Designed by handsome and predatory Michael King, the Hunterswick Green complex built in fifty acres of rolling countryside offers, if you believe the brochures, ‘a great new way of living’ to the discerning purchasers of its luxury homes.

Peter and Alison buy into the dream but Alison has the feeling she is being watched – and who is showing lights in the wood at night?

The young couple discover to their cost that perfection comes at a price and Hunterswick Green is not at all what it seems…


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Destiny and Dynasty 

by Nick White 


'I have a message for you from God...' 
That's what they told Mike Sumner. 
And who wouldn't want to know their destiny? Who wouldn't want to discover the secrets of love? 
To Mike Sumner, Naomi Ravenscroft is love personified. Beautiful. Enigmatic. As cold as a snowflake. 
To win her love Mike must perform three strange and wild tasks. Can a haunting curse from the lips of a fortune-teller really be stronger than true love? 
And who – or what – is watching everything? 


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Home from Home by Roy W. Taylor

This novel tells the story of the interlinked lives of four missionaries in Taiwan in the 1970s.  Peter is wondering whether he should marry the girl he used to know back home; Rose gets heavily involved in the problems of her students; Alleyene, as an older missionary, finds it hard to sympathise with younger ones; and Arnold misses his old life in journalism back home. 

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The Little House in Heaven By Kathleen Watson


What is in the secret place up the attic staircase? When 8 year old Melissa goes exploring, she finds herself stepping into the pages of a book of Bible stories. At the House on the Rock she meets Jesus, who takes Melissa to her very own little house.

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Us Minus Mum by Heather Butler


About a family coping when Mum is terminally ill. It’s both very funny and very sad all at the same time



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Ultimate Justice by Trevor Stubbs


 In Ultimate Justice, the second in the 'White Gates Adventure' series, rejoin Jack and Jalli, Momori and Matilda from Trevor Stubbs' first novel The Kicking Tree. Meet their children growing up on Planet Joh as they once again travel the universe to previously undiscovered worlds through the white gates the Creator provides for them.


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The Kicking Tree by Trevor Stubbs


The Kicking Tree is a work of fantasy fiction that also addresses issues of cross-culture relationships and religious faith. It will appeal to readers aged 14+ who enjoy romance, fantasy and adventure tales.


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How to Make a Victoria Sponge by Margaret Kazmierczak


Victoria Sponge is a fictional character who allows God into her life. Although tragedy and family issues constantly pull at her time and effort she is able to offer each situation up to God. Through her prayer God shows her how His Holy Week is intertwined in her daily life. How he is in everything. Victoria Sponge may be fictional but God's response is not.


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The Labyrinth Year by Mari Howard


In this sequel to 'Baby, Baby', Max and Jenny struggle with the pressures of work and family life. Jenny s heart is in genetic research. Max is everyone s idea of the caring family doctor. And then there are the kids... And whacky stepsister Daze ... plus surfer turned priest David, Ruth the childminder...and a scientific conference ... As they build their careers and raise their children, can these two young professionals rely on their values to guide them? Is life a deluding maze, or a purposeful labyrinth?


Buy the book from Hodge Publishing and £1 from every sale goes to Médicins sans Frontieres 


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A Newly Crimsoned Reliquary by Donna Fletcher Crow


Felicity, an American woman studying for the priesthood in a monastery in Yorkshire, goes to a convent in Oxford to translate a Medieval Latin document for the sisters in spite of warnings of danger. Father Antony, her church history lecturer and fiancé, warns Felicity not to get into trouble, but it's hardly her fault that severed body parts start showing up in ancient holy reliquaries. Or that Felicity and one of the nuns are assaulted. 

The exultation of All Saints' Day plunges to the anguish of grief on All Souls' when Felicity encounters yet another body. Who will be the next victim of the murderer stalking the shadows of Oxford's hallowed shrines?


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A Shed in a Cucumber Field by Sue Russell


Two sisters. One secret. Broken lives. Bel and Vic haven't spoken for twenty eight years. Thrown together by circumstance, they face painful truths. Can they accept and forgive? Can the past be healed?


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Baby, Baby                  by Mari Howard


Shortlisted for the People's Book Prize, Baby, Baby is a story of the domestic-scale conflict of subcultures in our society. Vote for Baby, Baby by clicking here!

Death be Not Proud     by C.F. Dunn


The sequel to the highly regarded Mortal Fire and the second in the trilogy The Secret of the Journal


Available on Amazon now!

Come on Church! Wake up! by Michele Neal

Through a retelling of a painful personal experience, Michele Neal exhorts us to examine our lives and make ourselves ready for Jesus' return.

Available on Amazon now!

A Christmas Letter         by Fiona Harper

Fiona’s 15th book is part of a trilogy about three sisters, three letters and one scheming grandmother who’s determined to make her girls remember the magic of Christmas!

Kiss me under the mistletoe by Fiona Harper

Fiona’s first longer novel is about a WAG who suddenly finds herself husbandless. Can the diary of a Fifties movie star help her work out who to be next?

David and the Giant by Fiona Veitch Smith

Fiona's 3rd book in the Young David picture book series is available from Christian bookshops, Amazon & Crafty Publishing.

The Eye of the Beholder by M. A. Lucas

Ten short stories, each based on a famous painting.

Available on Amazon now!   http://www.marklucas.witnesstoday.org/

Mortal Fire                      by Claire Dunn

Claire's highly-praised debut novel, published by Lion, is an absorbing thriller and the first in a series. It is available in paperback and on Kindle now. A sample can be read at www.cfdunn.co.uk

Promo Videos

Forgetful Heart by Lucy Mills

Mortal Fire by Clare Dunn

A Darkly Hidden Truth by Donna Fletcher Crow

A life less lost by KB Walker

Once Removed  by KB Walker

Enemy Lines by Fiona Veitch Smith

He Never Let Go by Lynda Alsford

A Sunny Day by Wendy Sparkes

Journeying with Abraham by Joe Lenton

Samples of our work

Accidental Crime by Sam Lenton - click here to download an excerpt

Journeying with Abraham by Joe Lenton - click here to download a sample chapter

Mortal Fire by Claire Dunn - click here to read the opening chapter

Baby, Baby by Mari Howard - click here to read the opening chapter

The Eye of the Beholder by Mark Lucas - click here to read 'Alpha', the first short story from the collection

Moments of Encouragement by Day Ashton - click here to read a sample

Come on Church! Wake up! by Michele Neal - click here to read a sample