SMALL TOWN GIRL
Readers will love reconnecting with the family that inspired them in 2011’s Angel Sister. Gabhart writes wonderful fast-paced stories filled with faith-driven, hard-working protagonists who find time for love amidst mistakes, misunderstandings and miscommunications.
The Merritts of Rosey Corner, Ky., are back. Evangeline is marrying Pastor Mike, and the family could not be happier — except for Kate, who has loved Pastor Mike since she was 15. Birdie is smitten with Mike’s best man, Jay Tanner, but he seems interested in Kate. The joy of the wedding lingers until the bombing of Pearl Harbor, when the war begins and the young men must leave loved ones behind and go defend their country. Will Kate send away her only chance at dancing in the Rosey Corner moonlight? (Revell, Jul., 432 pp., $14.99)