Monthly Archives: February 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Romantic Reads on my To-Be-Read List

Happy (Almost) Valentine’s Day to my reader friends! To help celebrate the romantic nature of the upcoming holiday, I’ve rounded up a list of some of the romantic stories I’ve been wanting to read. A few of these are being released this month, while others have been patiently waiting on my to be read list for a while. So… which should I read next? Decisions, decisions!

The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof
Historical Romance, Independently Published
August 2016
Winner of the 2017 INSPY Award, Christy Award, and Carol Award

The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron
Split-Time Romance from Thomas Nelson
February 2018

A Dangerous Legacy by Elizabeth Camden
Empire State, Book 1
Historical Romance from Bethany House
October 2017

Told You So by Kristen Heitzmann
Told You, Book 1
Contemporary Romance, Independently Published
November 2015

The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano
Supper Club, Book 1
Contemporary Christian Fiction from Tyndale House
Audio from Oasis Audio
February 2018

The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers
Contemporary Romance from Tyndale House
Audio from Recorded Books
February 2018

Troubled Waters by Susan May Warren
Montana Rescue, Book 4
Contemporary Romance from Revell
Audio from Recorded Books
January 2018 (Audio in August)

True to You by Becky Wade
Bradford Sisters Romance, Book 1
Contemporary Romance from Bethany House
May 2017

Paper Hearts by Courtney Walsh
Paper Hearts, Book 1
Contemporary Romance from Tyndale House
January 2015

The Mail Order Brides Collection  by Kathleen Y’Baro, Megan Besing, Noelle Marchand, Donna Schlachter, Michelle Schocklee, Sherri Shackelford, Ann Shorey, Liz Tolsma, and Jennifer Uhlarik.
9 Historical Stories of Marriage That Precedes Love from Barbour Books
February 2018

Are there any romances you’ve particularly enjoyed or have been wanting to read? Please share in the comments. Or to check out more Romance themed Top Ten Tuesday posts from other bloggers around the Web, check out the linkup at That Artsy Reader Girl.

Christian Fiction Book Club Connection, February 2018

Book Club Connection

Welcome to the February 2018 edition of the Christian Fiction Book Club Connection. Thanks for stopping by! Whether you’re a pastor or ministry leader thinking of forming a book discussion group at your church, a current member of a book club, or simply a fan of Christian fiction hoping to connect with other readers, you’re in the right place. Please consider subscribing to my blog so you won’t miss future posts.

Today I’m providing information on Christian fiction discussions scheduled to take place around the web this month. I’m also featuring a handful of recently released Christian fiction titles for which a discussion guide is available, either included in the book itself or on the author’s or publisher’s web site.

Online Discussions Coming Up This Month

The ACFW Book Club‘s February selection is Stars in the Grass by Ann Stewart. You can subscribe to the group’s e-mail list now, by following the instructions on their Web site, to be sure not to miss any announcements or discussion questions.

By the Book is an in-person book discussion club that has introduced an online Facebook-based discussion option. To join in online, like the By the Book Facebook page, and be sure to check back there periodically for any discussion that may not have made it into your news feed. February’s selection is Missing Isaac by Valerie Luesse.

For February, the Christian Fiction Devourers group on Goodreads is discussing The Illusionist’s Apprentice by Kristy Cambron AND Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer. Grab your copies and head on over to the discussion forum to check in with others who are in the midst of reading these books.

The Fans of Amish Fiction Goodreads group discusses one Amish fiction title per month. The selection for February is The Amish Widow by Katie Fisher. To join in, visit the group’s online discussion board.

Recent Christian Fiction Releases Featuring Discussion Guides

Freedom’s Ring by Heidi Chiavaroli (Tyndale House, August 2017, Historical Romance)

Silvia’s Rose by Jerry S. Eicher (Harvest House, August 2017, Amish Romance)

The Return by Suzanne Woods Fisher (Revell, August 2017, Amish Fiction)

Portrait of Vengeance by Carrie Stuart Parks (Thomas Nelson, August 2017, Suspense)


So, friends, what have you been reading lately? Any titles you’d recommend for book club discussions?