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! 

English author and public radio personality Martin Spinelli‘s debut novel After the Crash tells the story of his young son Leo’s amazing recovery from the car crash that killed his mother and left him severely brain damaged. This incredible true story will hit shelves in 2012!

Another upcoming tale with roots in real life is Tricia Goyer’s The Memory Jar. When 30 to 40 young men travel to a small Amish community in West Kootenai, Montana to work there for six months, they receive “resident” status, which allows them to hunt during the season. But in some cases they meet their matches in the young women who live in West Kootenai. Anxious to get your hands on this love story? Mark your 2012 calendar, it will be out a year from this October. 

Maybe something historical is more your speed? If so travel back to 1871 for Serena B. Miller’s Invincible Love of Ingrid Larsen, which features a young serving girl who marries a widowed dirt farmer to help him care for his brood of five children. But it remains to be seen if she can earn his love by helping the family survive in their Northern Michigan homestead. Miller’s fans can also expect a sequel to her 2011 novel The Measure of Katie Callaway that was set in 1869. The tale, titled The Wisdom of Moonsong, is about a lumberjack who helps a widowed Ojibwa woman and her baby get back to the rest of her tribe near Michigan’s Lake Superior. 

In A Patchwork Love by Stephanie Grace Whitson, a woman and her ten-year-old daughter are headed out west on a train that becomes stranded. When they are taken in by a homesteader and his elderly mother, this heroine must re-evaluate her life and God’s plan for her. This novel about love and quilting will be in stores in Fall 2012.  

Quilting fans may also enjoy the new mystery series by Isabella Alan (aka Amanda Flower), which combines Amish life, quilting and murder. When a young woman inherits her aunt’s quilting shop, she is plunged into a murder in Holmes County, OH. The series starter does not have a title yet but the series will kick off in Fall 2012. 

And here’s a Friday Freebie: 

For something completely different, if you are craving a story of fantasy, look no further than the latest novel in Anne Elisabeth Stengl’s Tales of Goldstone Wood series. Starflower is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2012.

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!