Five On Friday: Newly Announced Inspirational Book Deals

There are so many new book deals being made in the inspirational market that we’ve decided to devote a new special column to them. Here are five of this week's most inspiring inspirational book deals — just after they’ve been announced! 

Mia Ross will thrill fans of sweet romance with her new novel Change of Heart. After the heroine has her dreams dashed in the big city, she comes home to her small town to find that true love has been waiting there all along. No publication date has been set for this upcoming Harlequin Love Inspired series romance.

Mary of Magdala, the newest novel from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Joan Wolf, tells the story of this famous woman’s life. From Mary's childhood to when she became both emotionally and spiritually mature, we get an intimate portrait of this intriguing women. There’s no publication date yet, but we look forward to reading this gifted author’s take on the complex Biblical character. 

Janice Thompson is embarking on The Bridal Biz series about a wedding planner on Galveston Island. The busy series heroine helps four women find their Happily Ever Afters as she juggles the demands of florists, bakers and dressmakers in this currently un-titled quartet of contemporary romances. We are hoping that this series is a sort of spiritually-infused mash up of The Millionaire Matchmaker and The Wedding Planner

An Irish woman sets sail for America in hopes of finding the brother that she thought died years ago in Elizabeth Ludwig’s A Distant Shore. We can’t wait to get our hands on what is sure to be an intriguing tale of sisterly devotion!

Author Paul McCusker’s The Annotated Screwtape Letters features what C.S. Lewis may have been thinking when he wrote parts of his classic novel. The “annotations” also include details about Lewis’ life that McCusker believes may have had an effect on the author as he was creating the story. Publication date TBA. 

And here’s your Friday Freebie:

For those who long for Mayberry with a splash of mystery, Denise Hildreth JonesSecrets Over Sweet Tea is sure to please. Although everything in town seems simple and sweet, as secrets are unraveled a group of citizens must look inside their hearts for the truths of life. Although no publication date has been announced, we do know that the novel Reclaiming your Heart will follow this story.

For more soon-to-be-published books you can visit our Upcoming Releases page and be sure to check out our Forewords column every Monday for the week’s newest book deals across all the genres!