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2/11/16 at 05:01 PM 1 Comments

Major Publisher offers free devotional during the Lenten Season

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Pelican Book Group is offering a free download of a 40-day devotional book entitled “I Thirst,” based on the Book of Psalms. The devotional features entries from 33 authors and staff of the Pelican imprint. Editor in Chief Nicola Martinez wanted to offer readers a unique book for the Lenten season.

"Each year, Lent is a meant to be a journey to discovering Christ as we await Easter,” says Martinez, “and I like to offer something special to people during this time. Last year, I felt compelled to offer the entire e-book catalogue free during the season of Lent. This year, I wasn't quite sure how to follow that up! And then it came to me when a colleague wrote an article about her favorite psalm. I hope that meditating on the 40 Scripture references in ‘I Thirst’ will help people to grow closer to Christ this Lenten season."

Pelican continues to offer quality Christ-centered fiction to readers, releasing three new novels and two novellas between now and Easter including a romantic suspense novel entitled “From Scratch” by C.E. Hilbert, a historical romance called “Northern Light” by Annette O’Hare, a contemporary romance novel by Deborah Pierson entitled “Not So Far Away”, and the next two installments in Clare Revell’s “Flowers Can Be Fatal” series—a romantic suspense for every month of the year.

To view a book trailer for “I Thirst,” visit

The free download of “I Thirst” can be obtained at this link:

About Pelican Book Group:

Pelican Book Group is the first publisher to dedicate an entire new-adult romance imprint to promoting sexual purity. Headquartered in the Four Corners area of the United States, Pelican Book Group serves a global audience under its White Rose Publishing, Harbourlight, Watershed, and Pure Amore imprints. Founded in 2009, Pelican Book Group publishes numerous critically-acclaimed titles by award-winning authors from around the globe. Pelican Book Group was among the first to provide subscription-based e-books to the Christian marketplace.

About the spring titles:

“From Scratch” by C.E. Hilbert (Romantic Suspense)

Synopsis: Maggie McKitrick loves everything about her new life in Gibson's Run, Ohio—her charming bakery, her quirky customers, her distance from the past. Yes, she loves everything…except her new landlord. Police Chief Sean Taylor is like a piece of sand in an oyster—irritating, but with the promise of something beautiful. Despite Maggie's self-imposed man-fast, she wonders what kind of treasure she and the lawman could create together. Sean Taylor likes to keep the peace, but his new tenant is making it nearly impossible to keep anything on an even keel—including his heart. Despite her sassy attitude, Sean is drawn to the beautiful pastry chef and has an overwhelming need to serve and protect her. As Maggie and Sean draw closer together, her long buried dreams about her life are reawakened into a hopeful prayer…until a threat from her past promises to destroy their future. Will Maggie be forced to run—again—starting fresh? Or will God answer her prayer and give her the happily-ever-after she's started from scratch?

“Northern Light” by Annette O’Hare (Historical Romance)

Synopsis: Civil War has robbed Margaret Logan of all she holds dear, including her beloved New Orleans home and her fiancé. When her family moves to the desolate Bolivar Peninsula to manage a lighthouse that is no longer there, all her hopes for a normal future are dashed. Her world is rocked once again when a wounded Yankee soldier washes ashore needing her help. Despite her contempt for the North, Margaret falls in love with Thomas Murphy. As their love blooms, Margaret’s sister is overcome with neurosis, and her mind slowly slips away. Bitterness, psychosis and depression yield a decision fueled by contempt. Will one fatal choice cause Margaret to lose the man she loves and condemn Thomas to death?

“Not so Far Away” by Deborah Pierson Dill (Contemporary Romance)

Synopsis: Laurel Kerr lives each day fearing it could be her last. Years of pleading with God for deliverance from her husband’s deadly temper have convinced her that she’s beneath the Lord’s notice. Still, she perseveres, hoping that a redeemed husband and a Christ-centered marriage might one day be possible. Dr. Boyd Wendall has a soft spot for Laurel. Although she’s not his to take care of, she stirs his protective instincts. Time and again he finds himself in the midst of her trouble, and he can’t help but believe there’s a reason for it.

"Daffodils in March" by Clare Revell (Romantic Suspense)

Synopsis: Given a week’s notice in her current job, Eden Jameson is desperately looking for something new. Being a nanny for her widowed best friend, Hanna, is the ideal solution to both their problems. David Painter has other ideas. Having a stranger in the house—even if she is his sister's best friend—could ruin everything he’s worked so long to achieve. He needs to get rid of this nanny and fast. When Hanna dies unexpectedly, the reading of the will is a shock. Eden and David have been left joint custody of the baby and joint ownership of the house. Can they overcome their differences or is it too late?

“Sweet Peas in April” by Clare Revell (Romantic Suspense)

Synopsis: Adam West, a high powered lawyer gets the shock of his life when he arrives to meet a new client. She’s the wife he hasn’t seen since they separated ten years ago. Sam Reece doesn’t need the added complication of working with the husband who abandoned her a decade ago. She’s tried hard to put her failed marriage behind her, going back to her maiden name even though they never got divorced. The situation is bad enough as it is, but it seems Adam is the only person who can help. Can they ever move past the tragedy of the past or will its long shadow prevent them ever working together?


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