Friday, December 28, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
I hope that you have had a great Christmas. Here are a few ideas to help you spend that gift card you got as a gift.
The Hunted Hare - Fay Sampson - The House of Hare has become a place of pilgrimages, but is it a place of life or death.
Resurrect - David E. Stevens - Josh Logan is offered a chance to start over. He will need to walk away from family, friends and his own name. Is the price to high to pay to help his goverment?
A Hero's Throne - Ross Lawhead - #2 the Ancient Earth Trilogy - Beneath the streets of England exsists a different world. One meant to protect our world, but it has fallen to an evil force.
An Angel by Her Side - Ruth Reid - #3 Heaven on Earth - Katie is sure she will never find love again. Seth is only in town to help his brother and can't afford to fall in love.
'Til Grits Do Us Part - Jennifer Rogers Spinola - Shiloh thought it was all going to be perfect. Then her past comes calling again.
Path of Freedom - Jennifer Hudson Taylor - Quilts of Love series - Each quilt tells a story - Flora and Bruce don't know how much they will be risking when they agree to embark on the Underground Railroad.
Waiting for Morning - Margaret Brownley - #3 The Brides of Last Chance Ranch - Molly takes care of her brother. When she is offered a chance to work for ownership of her own ranch, she jumps at it.
The River Palace - Gilbert Morris - #3 Water Wheel Series - Gage and Dennis become unlikely allies after the Civil War. Their adventures teams them up with gypsies and a river boat named Queen of Bohemia.
Secretly Smitten - Colleen Coble/Kristin Billerbeck/Diann Hunt/Denise Hunter - Who do the forgotten dog tags in Grandma's Attic belong to? Tess, Claire and Zoe decide to find out.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
It is only one week to Christmas and I am always glad to see new fiction that I can help people purchase for that reader in their lives. I have had several experiences with a spouse or family member of a reader come in wanting to buy them a book and having no idea what to buy because they have no idea what they have read already. It is so nice to say, "This book came out this week, I am sure they haven't read it yet." That is especially nice when they are such good books.
The Tutor's Daughter - Julie Klassen - Once again Julie delivers a beautiful regency romance. Emma and her father go to teach at a family home. Everything seems to be going ok until suddenly Emma's life seems to be at risk.
To Honor and Trust - Tracie Peterson/Judith Miller - #3 Bridal Veil Island - Callie is torn between what to do. Should she continue as a governess or join her parents on the mission field?
Vanished - Irene Hannon - #1 A Private Justice series - Moira gets lost one night and hits a person along the road. When she wakes up later there is no evidence of the accident, but she remembers it, even the guy who stopped and promised to call 911
Illusion - Frank Peretti - Out in softcover now.
Choices of the Heart - Laurie Alice Eakes - #3 in Midwives series - Esther comes from a long line of Midwives so when a scandal threatens her, she flees to Virginia.
The Delemma of Charlotte Farrow - Olivia Newport - As the world's fair on 1893 heads to Chicago, Charlotte's world falls apart.
Waiting for Spring - Amanda Cabot - #2 Westward Winds - Will Charlotte be able to guard her heart against Barrett who thinks she holds the key to his future.
The Lessons - Suzanne Woods Fisher - #3 Stoney Ridge Seasons - Mary Kate wants to leave her quiet community behind and find adventure.
Though Mountains Fall - Dale Cramer - #3 The Daughters of Caleb Bender - The awaited conclusion to Dale's series about Caleb and his family after they flee the USA for religious freedom in Mexico.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
Gardennias for Breakfast - Robin Jones Gunn - New cover - Abby remembers learning from her Grandmother, but when her daughter gets a chance to sit at her Great-Grandmothers knee, the experiences isn't as good.
An Amish Kitchen - Beth Wiseman, Kelly Long, Amy Clipston - 3 in 1 - Fern has a green thumb, but can knowing plants lead to love? When love knocks on Hannah's door she has to decide whether to trust Stephen or not. When Eve's house is destoyed, she is forced to move in with her mother and their relationship is strained to put it in the most positive light.
Strong and Stubborn - Kelly Eileen Hake - #3 Husbands for Hire - Wanted 1
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
Chasing the Wind - Pamela Binnings Ewen - What you do and don't do effects others. Amalise finds that out in a book set in 1974.
1000 Sleepless Nights - Michael King - can a family torn apart by hurt be brought back together?
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Thanksgiving has past and the Advent season is upon us. It is always difficult for me to find the time to relax and just enjoy the season. Sometimes I feel like I am running from one thing to the next through out the holidays. I have to just say no to things and rest in the peace that is Christmas. The problem is all the things/parties are with people I want to see and visit with. Who do you say no to?
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
I don't know how else to say this, but we had the best time on Wednesday the 7th. Ted's visit was such a wonderful time.
Ted himself is such a gracious person. He took time to visit with everyone who came out to see him. He shook hands, gave hugs and posed for pictures with any and all. He shared his plans for the his next project and listened to why different books were favorites.
There were about 300 people there and everyone seemed to be content. I had a chance to visit with almost all of you and nobody seemed bothered after having waited (for some of you up to 3 hours). I want to thank you all for that.
I can't wait to host other authors in our new store. If you have any ideas of who we should host give me shout.
Not many releases today, ok how about just one. Ted Dekker's Sanctuary.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
The Bridge - Karen Kingsbury - (from the front flap) - A Love storey set against the struggle of the American bookstore.
Isle of Shadows - Tracy L. Higley - formerly titled Shadow of Colossus - Tessa serves at the whim of her current patron. His sudden death has Tessa longing for her freedom.
To Far to Say Far Enough - Nancy Rue - As everything seems to be falling in place, Allison thinks her job is finished until a nudge from God tells her to go another mile.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
P.S. This book is available by request at bakerbookstore.com
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
P.S.S. This book is available at our store or by request on our website.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Today is the start of the moving at our store. We are in the home stretch of the remodel. Our store is closed through the week and will re-open on Nov. 5th, just in time to have Ted Dekker here on the 7th. I am not sure what I am more excited about, Ted's visit or the new store.
We here at the store are ready to be done with the remodel. As many of you know from your own remodels either at home or work, they are lots of work, time, energy and patience. I think here we are about out of the last two. But, to borrow a clique, we can see the light on the end of the tunnel.
If you need to get a hold of the store we will be checking phone messages and emails throughout the day and will contact you to fill your order or at least to let you know what is happening with any order you have here.
Give us some call if you have any questions, otherwise we will see you in November.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
I have two very important announcements this week. First is that the week of Oct. 29th - Nov.3rd the store will be closed so that on November 5th we will reopen in our brand new store front. Our new hours that day will be 7 A.M. with a full service cafe' and a wonderful new seating area to relax. We will also have Wi-Fi, a staging area that we can host authors and muscians. Which leads me right to my second announcement.
Ted Dekker is going to be in the store on November 7th from 7 - 9p.m. This is his first visit to West Michigan in several years and I am excited to say the least.
You also have a chance to 'Share a Dinner with Ted.' If you go to our Facebook page and share our phote of Ted you will be eligable to win supper with Ted. You will have a chance to talk to him with out a crowd of other fans in the area.
If you have any questions please contact me at the store.
Josiah for President - Martha Bolton - Mark Stedman decides that what this country really needs to run it is a man with loads of common sense and strong faith.
Sofia's Secret - Sharlene MacLaren - #3 River of Hope series - Sofia has not had it easy since her parents death, raising her younger brother, but when she is attack things get even tougher.
Lovelier than Daybreak - Rosslyn Elliott - The Saddler's Legacy #3 - From the back cover - "a story" based on teh Westerville Whiskey War in 1875.
Soul's Gate - James L. Rubart - #1 Wellspring Novel - What if you could battle for a person's soul inside their soul? Reece used to be able to do that and God is calling him to do it again.
A Marriage of the Heart - Kelly Long - Three Amish Novellas - A Perfect Secret - Rose Bender is betrothed to Luke - safe and secure Luke. That is until she learns a secret about him, Christmas Candle - Anna takes over her Aunt's midwife practice and Christmas night proves to be a busy night, A Marriage of the Heart - Abigail longs to leave her fathers sad home and marries the first guy that asks.
The Memory Jar - Tricia Goyer - #1 Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors - (from the back) Can this kind and gentle man break down Sarah's wall and will she risk her heart to finally achieve her dreams?
To Whisper her Name - Tamera Alexander - #1 Belle Meade Plantation - (from the back) - Ridley seeks to make peace within himself for "betraying" the South he loves, Olivia is determined to never be betrayed again.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Long list this week, so I will keep this part short. Several very good titles including Debbie Viguie' and Steven James' new series.
Where the Trail Ends - Melanie Dobson - An American Tapestry - After surviving the Oregon Trail, Samantha is determined to make a life for her and her brother, but will love be denied her?
Kiss of Death - Debbie Viguie' - #2 - The Kiss Trilogy - Back hot on the trail of Rachelieu, Susan, Wendy, Gabriel and Raphel need to find a way to defeat the powerful vampire and his bid to take over the world.
Gideon's Call - Peter Leavell - Based on true events Gedeon's Call immerses readers int he slave culture of the South.
Every Breathe You Take - M.K. Gilroy - Kristen goes undercover to find out who killed the son of a billionaire.
Love finds you in Mackinaw Island Michigan - Melanie Dobson - Set on beautiful Mackinaw Island, Elena is torn between duty to family and the love of her life.
Take the Trophy and Run - Gail Sattler- #1 A Bloomfield Novel - Amber's one claim to fame with the Bloomfield Garden Club is her garden gnome, Gnorman. When he is gnome-napped she sets out to find him and the club's irreplaceable trophy.
Rebecca's Rose - Jennifer Beckstrand - #1 Forever After in Apple Lake - Rebecca takes care of her family, feeling trapped at times. But a promise to her best friend just might mean freedom for her.
Queen of the Waves - Janice Thompson - An American Tapestry novel - Jacqueline loves the gardener, the only way they can be together is if someone takes over her name and life. So she pays Tessa to board the Titanic and enjoy everything the ship has to offer.
A Change of Fortune - Jen Turano - Lady Eliza has lost everything, her famly, her fiance', and her faith. When she looses her fortune that is when she draws the line in the sand and get her fortune back.
Courting Cate - Leslie Gould - #1 The Courtships of Lancaster County - Cate Miller must marry before her younger sister can. But her temper and sharp tongue make that difficult.
The Air We Breathe - Christa Parrish - Molly doesn't go outside. Trapped in the town museum that her and her mother call home, she has no hope of ever finding happiness.
The Breath of Dawn - Kristen Heitzmann - Morgan is living for his daughter only. Quinn wants to only protect herself from the man she put in jail 4 years ago. Can they help each other with their problems?
Placebo - Steven James - #1 A Jevin Banks Novel - A new series, a new main character, but a still a good Steven James book. Jevin Banks uncovers a conspiracy involving the pharmaceutical companines.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Dear Readers,Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden is her third book in as many years. She kind of surprised most readers with her romantic suspense historical stories. I personally wasn’t really expecting to like her books, but like them I do.In her other two books you get hints of both Christian Bane and “the Professor.” This is the book where their stories come to light along with who they are and why their stories are important to us. The story is set in Boston in the 1890’s during the height of the Opium trade here in America. Opium was a drug of choice for most pharmacists and doctors of that time.Bane, as he is known by those who work with him, has made it his life’s mission to stop not only the illegal importing of opium, but also the prescribing of opium all together. He knows the damage it can do even if used completely innocently. That puts him in the sights of the person who is doing the most trading in Opium, Bane’s old mentor, the Professor.Lydia has never met anyone so infuriating as Bane, but also he is someone who she is very much attracted to. She wants and needs security and Bane knows that as long as the Professor is hunting him it is something he cannot offer Lydia.Once again Elizabeth writes and interesting story about America’s history that I don’t know much about. I am sure some of it was taught in class at one point or another, but I also feel that the large Opium trade and use was not something that most history teachers are probably willing to teach about. Either way I found this a nice little read.Happy Reading
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
Judge - R.J. Larson - #2 Books of the Infinite - Ela is off to tell her home land of the Infinites wrath and Kein is off on his own mission from the Infinite. Being a servant of the Infinite can really try a couple in love.
Material Witness - Vannetta Chapman - #2 A Shipshewana Amish Mystery - With the biggest crowds in town for the Fall Crafter's Fair, Shipshewana has a kiler on the loose.
Sugar Fork - Walt Larimore - The Randolph family struggles to survive after the lose of their wife and mother.
Naomi's Christmas - Marta Perry - #7 Pleasant Valley - Naomi's life is turning upside down. After taking care of her father and siblings for years, she finds out her fathre is going to remarry and he needs Naomi to move out. What new opportunities will come Naomi's way?
A Lady in the Making - Susan Page Davis - #3 Prairie Dreams - Mllie wants to turn over a new life. but her half-brother isn't quite ready to have her start over.
Accidentally Amish - Olivia Newport - #1 Valley of Choice - When Annie needs to get away from her scheming business partner, she moves into an Amish community and it changes everything she believes about herself.
The Yellow Packard - Ace Collins - Can a car actually bring bad luck? When George buys the car he doesn't think so, until his baby girl is kidnapped and the car stolen.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
Double Blind - Brandilyn Collins - Lisa agrees to be part of a test group for those that suffer from depression. But is it worth the risk?
Beside Two Rivers - Rita Gerlach - #2 Daughters of the Potomac series - Darcy moves along a path where family secrets are slowly revealed. Will those secrets keep her from finding happiness?
A Texan's Choice - Shelley Gray - #3 the Heart of a Hero series - Sometimes Heroes are disguised as gunslingers and sometimes the most unlikely dreams really can come true.
Brink of Chaos - Tim LaHaye/Craig Parshall - #3 the End Series - Joshua is in Isreal helping them set up their 7 year plan. Is their plan the same as God's?
Free from Guilt - Pat Simmons - #3 the Jamieson Legacy - God's desire is that everyone should be saved... including Cameron Jamieson.
Greenwood and Archer - Marlene Banks - 1921 - sequel to Son of a Preacherman - After the race riots end in Tulsa, the Greenwood District needs to rebuild. But who will stand firm in trying to keep the mob out?