It’s no secret that my favorite genre of reading material is Christian Historical Fiction. When I discover a new author who possesses a special gift for bringing this beautiful genre to life with strong writing skills, themes that whisper of biblical wisdom and truth, and realistic characters who leap off the pages, well… it’s exciting to say the least! After reading the description for a new debut novel published by Revell in the summer of 2018, I guessed this would be just such a story – and I was correct. “The Hope of Azure Springs” is the first published novel by Rachel Fordham, and is a sweet and memorable story that will instantly earn a place on your keeper bookshelf – and in your heart. Continue reading
I’ve read and enjoyed many of Karen Witemeyer’s novels. So with the new release of “Heart on the Line”, there was no question as to whether or not it would be in my TBR pile. As the second “Ladies of Harper Station” novel, “Heart on the Line” follows the story of Grace Mallory, a character we are already somewhat acquainted with from “No Other Will Do”. Continue reading
It’s been a while since I’ve read and thoroughly enjoyed a heartwarming Christian Historical Romance, but I’ve just finished one that definitely fits that description… Although “A Stolen Heart” is the first novel I’ve read by Amanda Cabot, it certainly won’t be my last! Published by Revell in the spring of 2017, this story is the first of the “Cimarron Creek Trilogy”. Without question, this story contains all of the elements that fans of Historical Fiction love and expect, including memorable characters, a western setting, and a heart-melting romance, but with an added dose of mystery and drama woven in as well. Continue reading
She’s done it again, folks! Master storyteller Karen Witemeyer has crafted a tale that will capture your heart and imagination, and draw you in faster than quicksand… Published by Bethany House in 2016, Ms. Witemeyer’s newest book is entitled “No Other Will Do”, and is a “Ladies of Harper’s Station” novel. The question is, does it pass the expectations set by so many of her other books? Let’s play a little game I call “Is This the Book for You?” to find out! Continue reading
The “Old West” is a setting familiar to all and beloved by many. In Maggie Brendan’s newest book published by Revell, entitled “A Sweet Misfortune”, all of the prerequisites for a great old-time western story are clearly in place. But is that enough to allow the story to leap out of the pages and come to life in our imaginations? Continue reading
She’s done it again! Karen Witemeyer has once again crafted a delightful historical romance set in her signature blend of western adventure and sweet relationships between vivid characters. If you have enjoyed any of her half-dozen other novels, her newest release – A Worthy Pursuit – is not to be missed.
So much could be said about this book… With an intricate and memorable plot, primary and secondary characters who ALL seem to walk off the page, and a rugged setting, each element combines to make this title impossible to resist. Continue reading
As the first book in the new ‘Vices and Virtues of the Old West’ series written by Maggie Brendan, The Trouble with Patience was published early in 2015 by Revell. Although not as vividly real to life as many similar historical novels, it possesses endearing characteristics nonetheless. With an enjoyable setting and interesting storyline, this book is a fast, easy read.
Undecided whether this is the novel for you? Here are 3 reasons to read The Trouble with Patience… (And 2 reasons not to!) Continue reading