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Hoff, B. J. 1940-

Overview
Works: 128 works in 395 publications in 3 languages and 25,413 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Christian fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  History 
Roles: Author, Correspondent
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Publications about B. J Hoff
Publications by B. J Hoff
Most widely held works by B. J Hoff
Rachel's secret by B. J Hoff( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 1,595 libraries worldwide
Jeremiah Gant, a wounded Irish American riverboat captain, creates a stir when he bursts into the rural Amish setting of Riverhaven, but as he seeks out a safe place to recuperate, neither he nor Rachel Brenneman, a young widow, are prepared for a forbidden love that threatens to endanger a way of life for an entire community
Song of the silent harp by B. J Hoff( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 1,457 libraries worldwide
The story of two Irish families trying to survive and hold onto their faith in God during one of the bleakest periods of Ireland's history. It is the story of deep spiritual struggle and commitment
Heart of the lonely exile by B. J Hoff( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 1,377 libraries worldwide
Having escaped the famine that ravages their beloved Ireland, Nora Kavanagh and her son Daniel begin the difficult process of building a new life for themselves in America. Befriended by the wealthy Farmingtons and supported by the constant friendship of the injured Englishman, Evan Whittaker, Nora nevertheless finds herself caught in a conflict of the heart. Michael Burke, the strong, competent Irish policeman, desperately wants to keep his promise to his best friend Morgan Fitzgerald that he will marry Nora and take care of her. But something in Nora resists his proposal, and she must decide whether to give in to Michael's urgings or find a different direction. Can she trust her heart? In the midst of Nora's personal struggle, the heartaches from the old country continue to plague her. Will she ever overcome her grief and find peace?
Land of a thousand dreams by B. J Hoff( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 1,367 libraries worldwide
Irish patriot Morgan Fitzgerald starts a school at Nelson Hall while his friends discover the seammy side of New York City
Sons of an ancient glory by B. J Hoff( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 1,267 libraries worldwide
The heroic Irish epic continues on both sides of the Atlantic as a noble legacy and unquenchable hope is passed from one generation to the next
The penny whistle by B. J Hoff( Book )
6 editions published between 1966 and 1997 in English and held by 1,122 libraries worldwide
In a small coal mining town in the late 1800s, a beloved teacher hovers on the precipice between hope and despair, life and death. And two young girls teach the entire town an unforgettable lesson about the love of God and the gift of hope
Dawn of the golden promise by B. J Hoff( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 1,117 libraries worldwide
The continuin saga of the beauty and tragedy of Ireland and the teeming immigrant settlements of 19th century America
River of mercy by B. J Hoff( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 1,110 libraries worldwide
Young Gideon Kanagy faces a life-changing challenge--and an unexpected romance with his young Amish friend, Emma Knepp. Gideon's sister, Rachel, and the "outsider" Jeremiah Gant add to the drama with their own dilemma and its repercussions for the entire community of Riverhaven
A distant music by B. J Hoff( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 1,007 libraries worldwide
Maggie MacAuley and her friend Summer Rankin try to help Jonathan Stuart, a respected teacher in the one-room schoolhouse, hold onto hope when his cherished flute is stolen
Where grace abides by B. J Hoff( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 906 libraries worldwide
Rachel Brenneman, a young Amish widow, faces many challenges that test her faith, including secrets, treachery, persecution, and her love for the forbidden "outsider," Jeremiah Gant, an Irish-American riverboat captain
The winds of Graystone Manor by B. J Hoff( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 902 libraries worldwide
In Book 1 of The St. Clare Trilogy, Roman St. Clare is on a relentless quest to find the murderer of his wife and unborn child
Prelude by B. J Hoff( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 856 libraries worldwide
B.J. Hoff, one of CBA's premier writers brings this riveting historical fiction series that meticulously depicts nineteenth century America. Prelude transports you to nineteenth-century New York and invites you to step into another time--a time that shaped a nation and defined her faith. This lively story carries you from immigrant ships to opulent estates, from skating-rink evangelistic crusades to star-studded concert halls, and introducing you to men and women you'll grow to love: a brooding blind musician, his suspicious but sympathetic sister-in-law, an unlikely pair of medical partners, and a struggling immigrant family. Pulsing with romance and intrigue, shining with artistry and faith, Prelude sounds the opening notes of a tale with a voice as big as America
The song weaver by B. J Hoff( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 853 libraries worldwide
When a shadow falls over the MacAuley family, newlyweds Jonathan and Maggie Stuart find their faith and newly discovered happiness tested in unforeseen ways. An abrupt summons to return from their honeymoon wrenches them from the joy of their early days of marriage and thrusts them into the midst of a family in anguish. Responsible for helping their loved ones heal, while maintaining and nurturing their own relationship and their love for each other, the young couple faces a challenge that will ultimately define their marriage and decide their future
The wind harp by B. J Hoff( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 839 libraries worldwide
When Maggie MacAuley returns to the small coal town of her childhood, she has no intention of staying. Her life is in Chicago now. There's nothing to keep her in Skingle Creek ... nothing but the discovery that a man who has lived most of his life for the children of Skingle Creek is no longer the hero of Maggie's childhood but seems destined to become the love of her life. In Maggie's quest for independence, she finds her greatest strength in sacrifice ... and in her struggle to heal her family, she finds her heart renewed by love
The tangled web by B. J Hoff( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 622 libraries worldwide
A frightened driver for a member of the mob ... and two terrified children who couldn't save their father from the mob. Daniel and Jennifer Kaine are a husband-and-wife team of reluctant sleuths who find themselves in the thick of the sinister plot
Cloth of heaven by B. J Hoff( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 619 libraries worldwide
In 1839, a devastating hurricane hits the shores of Ireland and affects both those who have already emigrated to America and those desperately trying to escape
Masquerade by B. J Hoff( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 604 libraries worldwide
Journalist Danni St. John risks her heart and her life when she joins forces with the menacing and mysterious Sheriff Logan McGarey to investigate a sinister cult leader in her hometown of Red Oak, Alabama
Storm at daybreak by B. J Hoff( Book )
14 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 587 libraries worldwide
After accepting a position as executive assistant at a Christian radio station, a woman finds herself thrust into a web of intrigue and danger and must trust in God for protection
Vow of silence by B. J Hoff( Book )
17 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 555 libraries worldwide
Husband and wife sleuth team Daniel and Jennifer Kaine are called upon in a case that will challenge their love and their faith
Ashes and lace by B. J Hoff( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 553 libraries worldwide
"In B.J. Hoff's powerful conclusion to the Song of Erin saga, the mysteries of the past finally confront the secrets of the present; Terese Sheridan falls dangerously ill on her tortuous journey to America, Jack Kane is torn between the darkness of his own heart and the grace and light of the woman he loves, Samantha Harte tries to deny her love for Jack because of the devastating secrets she still harbors from her past, and Brady Kane, Jack's brother, plans his next conquest in the Claddagh."
 
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Alternative Names
Hoff, B. J.
Hoff, B. J. (Brenda Jane)
Hoff, BJ 1940-
Hoff, Brenda Jane
Languages
English (194)
Russian (2)
Dutch (1)
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