Tuesday 13 September 2016

September New Releases and ACW Birthday Survey winner announcement

ACW Birthday Survey

Many thanks to our ACW readers who completed our ACW Birthday Survey. We appreciated hearing your thoughts on how we can provide relevant content on our blog.

Congratulations to Meredith Resce who is the winner of our ACW Birthday Survey contest. Meredith can choose her prize from -  a $25 Amazon Gift Card OR a Free First 20 Pages Assessment for a fiction writer (worth $99 AUD).

Congratulations to Iola Goulton on winning the ACFW Genesis prize for best Novella, Play on, Jordan.

September New Releases

AN AUSSIE SUMMER CHRISTMAS by Marion Ueckermann, Lacy Williams, Narelle Atkins, Rose Dee, Andrea Grigg and Meredith Resce (Lacy Williams Books LLC, 27 September 2016) 

Collection includes six brand-new novellas with a holiday theme, all set on Australia's beaches! 

Melbourne Memories by USA Today bestselling author Marion Ueckermann
Escaping his dangerous past, former British rock star Justin “The Phoenix” Taylor flees to Australia. Intrigued by the bearded stranger visiting her coffee shop, Ella Anderson decides to discover his secrets. But when Justin’s past collides with their future, Ella must decide whether they have a future at all.

Next Door Santa by USA Today bestselling author Lacy Williams 
Will Harris is proud of his no-complications life. So why is he drawn to his upstairs neighbor, who seems obsessed with Christmas? Can Bridie soften Will-the-Scrooge’s heart in time for Christmas? 

Seaside Christmas by Narelle Atkins 
Political advisor and former bad boy Gus Donovan is intrigued by Chelsea Somers, the girl he didn’t call after their one and only date, six years ago. Chelsea is impressed by the new Gus, but can she trust him with her family secrets ... and with her heart? 

A Christmas Resolution by Rose Dee
Breeah has avoided returning to her Australian coastal hometown of Kiisay Point for ten years—avoided the mistake that changed her life, ruined her friendships, and soured her first love. She’s never returned to Resolution, the island where it all happened. But now she’s back, and having to face up to the childhood she loved, the man she can’t forget, and the future that won’t start until she lets it all go.

All is Bright by Andrea Grigg 
Amy’s always been a good Christian girl…except for being in love with her brother-in-law. Josh is looking for love again, surprised to find it with his late wife’s sister. But will a mountain of guilt and an unexpected letter stop them from making it to the altar?

Falling for Maddie Grace by Meredith Resce
Australia’s first professional female football umpire, Maddie Grace, gets knocked out in an on-field accident, crushed beneath the weight of an athletic sports star. What is it about the visual images that has the media making up stories of a secret love affair? Escaping the paparazzi is one thing, but escaping each other is quite another.

Available from Amazon Kindle

Critical Condition: Escape to the Country by Nicki Edwards (Momentum 27 September 2016)

Book Description: Liam O'Connor wants a wife. Problem is, the type of woman he's looking for doesn't exist.

After years working as a paramedic in Sydney and living the bachelor life, Liam has had enough. He's convinced himself, and everyone else, that he's moved home to Birrangulla for a slower pace of life, but what he's really looking for is the woman of his dreams.

From the outside, emergency nurse Poppy McDonald lives a charmed life. Unfortunately, when she moved to the other side of the world to escape her family, all she did was swap one controlling environment for another. After Poppy's father dies, she returns to Australia to face her past. And her mother. But she has no intention of staying, and definitely not in Birrangulla.

When Liam and Poppy meet, there's an instant spark. Liam knows Poppy is the one even though she's carrying more than her share of baggage. But can he gain her trust and get her to look beyond her past? Or will the man Poppy left in the US return and ruin everything?

A sweet medical rural-romance for fans of Fiona McArthur, Melanie Milburne, Candace Calvert.

Available for preorder at Amazon

She A Journey of Faith, Hope & Love with Women of the Bible by Jen Gibbs (Tsunami Publishing, 29 August 2016)

Book Description: Faith, Hope & Love… We get it, right? They are important. But sometimes they feel so intangible. How are we supposed to relate? What do we do with our faith through suffering? Why is hope even included in the “top three”? What does extravagant love really look like?

In this book Jen Gibbs dives deep into Faith, Hope & Love as revealed through the lives of some incredible women of the Bible. Their lives point us to the heart of God for women. Through them we see a God who cherishes, strengthens, commissions, commends, esteems and cannot help but love us!

“Jen’s insights into these Biblical women and her amazing communication skills will leave you wanting to read more. An incredible book and a must read not just for women but for everyone wanting to understand how God sees and uses women.” Pastors Paul and Maree de Jong, LIFE.

Complete with self-reflection questions to use for personal or group study.


Deuteronomy by George Athas (Aquila Press, 30 September, 2016) 

Book Description: Deuteronomy is a daunting book for many readers of the Bible, yet it is arguably the ‘theological backbone’ of the Old Testament. In this clear and insightful commentary, George Athas brings Deuteronomy to life for contemporary readers, and looks at how the ancient context helps us to better understand this book. He also explains the meaning of Deuteronomy for its original readers, traces the significance of the promises in Deuteronomy through Israel’s history to their ultimate fulfilment in Christ, and considers the enduring message of this extraordinary book for Christians today.


The Life and Labours of Paul (Lenten Studies) by Reg Piper (Anglican Press Australia, September 2016)

Book Description: Paul, writer of 13 of the 27 books of the New Testament, described himself as the chief of sinners and the least of the apostles. In The Life and Labours of Paul, Reg Piper enables readers to ‘accompany’ Paul on a chronological guided tour of his life and ministry, with the aim of increasing our understanding and ability to do the will of God to Jesus’ glory as Paul did, in every circumstance, despite our failings.

These daily reflections cover 40 days—helpful in the Lent period leading up to Easter, but effective any time throughout the year. Questions for group discussion or personal reflection, as well as sermon outlines, are also included.



  1. Wow, seriously! I never win anything!

    1. You can't say never anymore! now to decide which prize you would like.

    2. Congratulations, Meredith!

  2. Congratulations, Meredith and to all the releasing authors. Nicki - you're a machine. I'm sure it was only a few weeks ago you had a release, "Peppercorn Project'? And renovating a house, starting a new job(?) - wow. How do you do it all? Congratulations.


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