Welcome to the whirlwind of the holiday season. Are you feeling it as much as I am? I imagine you are. Amidst all of the hullabaloo (holiday-themed as well as quite a few other items of craziness), I was able to enjoy Laura Frantz's most recent work, The Lacemaker. From the Publisher: When colonial Williamsburg … Continue reading The Lacemaker: Laura Frantz
I've always been a big fan of My Life as a Doormat by Rene Gutteridge. I even like it's mini-subtitle: In three acts. Something about the title speaks to me. Maybe it's the fact that I did theatre throughout jr. high, high school, and college. Probably. Because, in fact, the story's main character (Leah) is … Continue reading A Book Turned Film…
Jen Turano continues her newest series with hilarity, wit, and discerning entertainment. Out of the Ordinary offers an appealing leading man, and a beautifully independent yet flawed heroine. From the Publisher: Miss Gertrude Cadwalader hoped her position as the paid companion to Mrs. Davenport would be easy. But as she becomes acquainted with her employer, … Continue reading Jen Turano: Out of the Ordinary
Be prepared to sit back, relax, and enjoy a leisurely stroll through a 19th Century English small town. The second installment of Klassen's "Tales from Ivy Hill" series is full of charm. From the Publisher: Return to Ivy Hill in The Ladies of Ivy Cottage as friendships deepen, romances blossom, and mysteries unfold. Living with … Continue reading Julie Klassen: The Ladies of Ivy Cottage
Where We Belong by Lynn Austin offers a solid lesson on waiting on God as he reveals your gifts, and where He intends for you to use those gifts for the glory of His kingdom. From the Publisher: In the city of Chicago in 1892, the rules for Victorian women are strict, their roles limited. … Continue reading Lynn Austin: Where We Belong
A sweeping tale of pain, suffering, and the faith that gives hope despite it all. Many Sparrows by Lori Benton is beautiful, lyrical, and poignant. It combines a story that envelopes us with hard truths that can bring us closer to the God who holds all in his hand. From the Publisher: In 1774, the … Continue reading Lori Benton: Many Sparrows
A marvelous whodunit that offers an enticing mystery, appealing characters, and a setting that jumps off the page.
Reading is personal. Supremely personal.
Have you done one of these Christian fiction scavenger hunts before? If not, I very strongly recommend it. Basically, you'll start the hunt by visiting Stop #1 at Lisa T. Bergren's website. From there, Bergren will introduce you to another author, and direct you to their site. That author, then, will direct you to another. … Continue reading Scavenger Hunt!! Discover new authors through a link of websites.
Vanishing Point from Lisa Harris is the 4th installment in her Nikki Boyd series. While it doesn’t include Nikki as a primary character, it does dive into more of the story of what happened to her sister, Sarah. From the Publisher: During Garrett Addison's first week on the job as a criminal investigator for the … Continue reading Lisa Harris: Vanishing Point