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Hoff, B. J. 1940-

Overview
Works: 159 works in 569 publications in 3 languages and 24,613 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Christian fiction  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Religious fiction  Domestic fiction  History 
Roles: Author, Correspondent
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by B. J Hoff
Rachel's secret by B. J Hoff( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,762 WorldCat member 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
Where grace abides by B. J Hoff( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,600 WorldCat member 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
Song of the silent harp by B. J Hoff( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 1,434 WorldCat member 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 )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 1,356 WorldCat member 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?
River of mercy by B. J Hoff( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,328 WorldCat member 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
Land of a thousand dreams by B. J Hoff( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,309 WorldCat member 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 )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 1,220 WorldCat member 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
Dawn of the golden promise by B. J Hoff( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The continuin saga of the beauty and tragedy of Ireland and the teeming immigrant settlements of 19th century America
The penny whistle by B. J Hoff( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1997 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member 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
A distant music by B. J Hoff( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 986 WorldCat member 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
Cadence by B. J Hoff( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cadence reunites us with Andrew Carmichael, an inner city physician, and his partner in practice, Bethany Cole, one of the first female physicians in America, who share a desire to serve the poor with their healing skills and with love. As the story continues, they discover that they share more than a professional passion--they share a love for each other. Set in late nineteenth century New York City and the surrounding Hudson River Valley, and incorporating the beginnings of American gospel music, Cadence continues the saga of the courageous immigrants who helped build our nation, the struggles they endured, and the music they created, lived and loved by
The song weaver by B. J Hoff( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member 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 853 WorldCat member 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 winds of Graystone Manor by B. J Hoff( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member 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 )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member 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
Jubilee by B. J Hoff( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Heart-rending and high-spirited, Jubilee is a tale of well-kept secrets, unconditional love, and unfailing hope, vividly set in 1876 New York. Much more than the conclusion of the popular American Anthem series, Jubilee is a colorful, dramatic saga infused with B.J. Hoff's classic style and peopled with unforgettable characters. Once again, Hoff brings to life a uniquely American story of faith, love, and music in this triumphant finale."--Publisher description
Harp on the willow by B. J Hoff( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and Dutch and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"West Virginia, 1869 Three years ago, Dr. Daniel Kavanagh settled down in the quaint town of Mount Laurel and established a medical practice there. The single doctor has been nursing an unrequited crush on Serena Norman, the local schoolteacher. Just down the road lies the coal mining town of Owenduffy, considered by most in Mount Laurel to be a backwoods hamlet. When the mine company's doctor abandons his post, Daniel agrees to visit one day a week, much to the consternation of his fellow residents, including his secret love, Serena. Addie Rose, the daughter of an Owenduffy coal miner, has a gift for caring for others. When a receptionist position in Daniel's office suddenly becomes available, what windows of opportunity will God open for Addie Rose--just a job, a possible career as a nurse, or maybe something more? Harp on the Willow is a touching tale of true love, the kind that can only come from a Savior who first loved us"--
Cloth of heaven by B. J Hoff( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member 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
The tangled web by B. J Hoff( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 561 WorldCat member 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
Masquerade by B. J Hoff( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member 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
 
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Song of the silent harp
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Where grace abidesSong of the silent harpHeart of the lonely exileRiver of mercyLand of a thousand dreamsSons of an ancient gloryDawn of the golden promiseThe penny whistle
Alternative Names
Hoff, B.J.

Hoff, B. J. (Brenda Jane)

Hoff, BJ 1940-

Hoff, Brenda Jane

Languages
English (232)

Dutch (11)

Russian (3)