Heart of a Shepherd
by Rosanne Parry
Ignatius "Brother" Alderman, nearly twelve, promises to help his grandparents keep the family's Oregon ranch the same while his brothers are away and his father is deployed to Iraq, but as he comes to accept the inevitability of change, he also sees the man he is meant to be.
In Front of God and Everybody
by K.D. McCrite
In the summer of 1986, eleven-year-old April Grace, who lives on a rural Arkansas farm with her family, across a field from her grandmother, has her sense of Christian charity tested when a snooty couple from San Francisco moves into a dilapidated house down the road and her grandmother takes up with a loud, obnoxious, and suspicious-acting Texan.
Looking for Home
by Arleta Richardson
In 1907, while starting a new life in a Christian orphanage, eight-year-old Ethan and his three younger siblings hear about the prospect of being sent west on Orphan Train and pray to stay together.
My Name is River
by Wendy Dunham
River Starling, adopted under mysterious circumstances, has lived most of her eleven years on her grandparents' Pennsylvania farm but after Gran suddenly decides they must move to Birdsong, West Virginia, River finds an unlikely new friend, learns about God's love, and begins to feel at home.
Samantha Sanderson On the Scene
by Robin Carroll
Samantha has little sympathy when she hears that "mean girl" Nikki's parents are divorcing, but when Nikki come under attack, Samantha uses her investigative skills and help from her "tech-savvy" best friend Makayla to track down clues in hopes of writing a series on bullying for the school newspaper.
by S.J. Dahlstrom
Twelve-year-old Wilder Good spends a week in West Texas at his grandfather's ranch, working cattle on horseback and exploring the rough ranch country.
The Glass Castle
by Trisha Priebe
The king is growing old and is concerned about who will replace him. His new wife wants to produce an heir to the throne. The only problem? The king's first wife gave birth to a son, and no one knows for sure what happened to him. Rumors swirl throughout the castle. The solution is simple: dispose of all orphans in the kingdom. Except, it isn't that easy.
The Great Good Summer
by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon
Twelve-year-old Ivy Green, whose mother may have run off with a charismatic preacher to Panhandle, Florida, and classmate Paul Dobbs, who wants to see a Space Shuttle before the program's scrapped, team up for a summer adventure that's full of surprises.
The Roman, the Twelve & the King
by Jenny Cote
It's 1735 London, and composer George F. Handel is passed over by the King of England for the most important musical post in the world; little does he know that God has a far greater assignment - he is to compose the most important piece of music of all time: Messiah. The Order of Seven was with Isaiah when he wrote prophetic words describing Jesus Christ, now they will be with Handel as he sets those words to music.
You Can't Sit With Us: Mean Girl Makeover
by Nancy N. Rue
Ginger Hollingberry, a new sixth grader at Gold Country Middle School, relies on her faith and friends when she is bullied for being different by the "queen bee" of GCMS, Kylie Steppe, and her so-called Wolf Pack, not only at school but twenty-four hours a day through social networking.