Category Archives: Featured Reads

Three for the Books: Featured Reads in Christian Fiction, April 2016

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The monthly “Three for the Books” post is where I feature new (Hot Off the Presses), best selling (Topping the Charts), and award winning (Cream of the Crop) Christian fiction books. I select one title to feature in each category, as well as providing links to where you can browse additional newly released, best selling, and award winning titles. Have you read any of these featured titles? Any others you’d like to give a shout-out? Comments are always welcome!

Hot Off the Presses

Tainted by Morgan L Busse released this month from Enclave Publishing. It’s the first novel in the new Soul Chronicles steampunk series. Available in electronic and paperback editions.

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Topping the Charts

Hope Harbor by Irene Hannon appears on the April CBA Bestsellers list in the romance category. It’s available from Revell in print and electronic editions, with an audio edition available from Recorded Books. Here’s my review of the audio edition.

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Cream of the Crop

Miracle in a Dry Season by Sarah Loudin Thomas won the 2015 INSPY Award in the Debut novel category. It’s a historical romance set in 1950s West Virginia and published by Bethany House. Available in print and electronic editions.

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Three for the Books: Featured Reads in Christian Fiction, March 2016

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The monthly “Three for the Books” post is where I feature new (Hot Off the Presses), best selling (Topping the Charts), and award winning (Cream of the Crop) Christian fiction books. I select one title to feature in each category, as well as providing links to where you can browse additional newly released, best selling, and award winning titles. Have you read any of these featured titles? Any others you’d like to give a shout-out? Comments are always welcome!

Hot Off the Presses

The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan released this month from Harvest House. It’s the first novel in the new Herringford and Watts historical mystery series, following a novella called A Singular and Whimsical Problem (see my review of the novella).  Available in electronic and paperback editions.

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Topping the Charts

If I Run by Terri Blackstock appears on the ECPA’s March Christian Fiction Bestsellers list. It’s a romantic suspense novel, told from a first person present tense point of view. It’s available from Zondervan in print and electronic editions, with an audio edition available from Brilliance Audio.

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Cream of the Crop

Feast for Thieves by Marcus Brotherton won the 2015 Christy Award in the first novel category. It’s historical fiction set during WWII and published by River North. Available in print and electronic editions.

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Three for the Books: Featured Reads in Christian Fiction, February 2016

Three for the Books, February 2016

The monthly “Three for the Books” post is where I feature new (Hot Off the Presses), best selling (Topping the Charts), and award winning (Cream of the Crop) Christian fiction books. I select one title to feature in each category, as well as providing links to where you can browse additional newly released, best selling, and award winning titles. Have you read any of these featured titles? Any others you’d like to give a shout-out? Comments are always welcome!

Hot Off the Presses

Always Watching by Lynette Eason released this month from Revell. It’s the first in the author’s new Elite Guardians romantic suspense series. Available in electronic, paperback, large print, and audio editions.

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Topping the Charts

Risen by Angela Hunt appears on the ECPA’s February Christian Fiction Bestsellers list. It’s a novelization of a movie by the same name that’s coming to theaters this week (February 19, 2016). Here’s some background info about the book, that appeared on the publisher’s blog. The novelization from Bethany House is available in print, electronic, and audio editions.

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Cream of the Crop

A Time to Die by Nadine Brandes won the 2015 Carol Award for Speculative Fiction. It’s first in the author’s Out of Time series, published by Enclave Publishing. Available in print and electronic editions. Check out my review to learn more.

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Three for the Books: Featured Reads in Christian Fiction, January 2016

Three for the Books, January 2016

The monthly “Three for the Books” post is where I feature new (Hot Off the Presses), best selling (Topping the Charts), and award winning (Cream of the Crop) Christian fiction books. I select one title to feature in each category, as well as providing links to where you can browse additional newly released, best selling, and award winning titles. Have you read any of these featured titles? Any others you’d like to give a shout-out? Comments are always welcome!

Hot Off the Presses

Merchant of Alyss by Thomas Locke (a pseudonym for Davis Bunn) released this month from Revell. It’s second in the Legends of the Realm fantasy series, following Emissary (see my review). Available in print and electronic editions.

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Topping the Charts

The Painter’s Daughter by Julie Klassen appears on the January ECPA Best Sellers list. It’s a regency era romance published by Bethany House, and is available in print, electronic, and audio editions.

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Cream of the Crop

Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade won the 2015 INSPY Award in the Contemporary Romance category. Published by Bethany House, it’s available in print, electronic, and audio editions.

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Three for the Books: Featured Reads in Christian Fiction, December 2015

Three for the Books, December 2015

The monthly “Three for the Books” post is where I feature new (Hot Off the Presses), best selling (Topping the Charts), and award winning (Cream of the Crop) Christian fiction books. I select one title to feature in each category, as well as providing links to where you can browse additional newly released, best selling, and award winning titles. This month I’m featuring Christmas themed books. Do you have any favorite Christmas-y reads? Any you’ve been wanting to read? Please mention them in the comments!

Hot Off the Presses

The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson was released recently from Revell, and features a cross-country RV Christmas adventure. This contemporary Christmas novel is available in hardcover and ebook editions.

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Topping the Charts

An Amish Christmas Gift by Amy Clipston, Ruth Reid, and Kelly Irvin appears near the top of the ECPA Best Sellers list for December. Published by Thomas Nelson, this collection includes three Amish novellas. It’s available in paperback, ebook, and audio editions.

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Cream of the Crop

The novella, I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Sarah Sundin was a finalist for the 2015 Carol Awards. It appears in the Christmas novella collection Where Treetops Glisten by Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, and Sarah Sundin, which is published by WaterBrook Multnomah and available in print and electronic editions.

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Three for the Books: Featured Reads in Christian Fiction, November 2015

Three for the Books, November 2015

The monthly “Three for the Books” post is where I feature new (Hot Off the Presses), best selling (Topping the Charts), and award winning (Cream of the Crop) Christian fiction books. I select one title to feature in each category, as well as providing links to where you can browse additional newly released, best selling, and award winning titles. Have you read any of these featured titles? Any others you’d like to give a shout-out? Comments are always welcome!

Hot Off the Presses

The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson releases this month from Thomas Nelson. This YA Romance features a fairy tale retelling of Rapunzel’s story. Available in print, electronic, and audio editions.

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Topping the Charts

By Your Side by Candace Calvert appears on the CBA Best Sellers list for November in the Romance category. Published by Tyndale House, this romantic suspense novel is one I thoroughly enjoyed reading (see my review). It’s first in the Crisis Team series and available in paperback, large print, and electronic formats.

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Cream of the Crop

Storm Siren by Mary Weber is first in its series (by the same name) and has won multiple prestigious awards including the Christy Award, Carol Award, and INSPY Award for Young Adult literature. It is published by Thomas Nelson and available in print, electronic, and audio editions.

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Three for the Books: Featured Reads in Christian Fiction, October 2015

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The monthly “Three for the Books” post is where I feature new (Hot Off the Presses), best selling (Topping the Charts), and award winning (Cream of the Crop) Christian fiction books. I select one title to feature in each category, as well as providing links to where you can browse additional newly released, best selling, and award winning titles. Have you read any of these featured titles? Any others you’d like to give a shout-out? Comments are always welcome!

Hot Off the Presses

Luther and Katharina by Jody Hedlund releases this month from WaterBrook Multnomah. This popular author of historical romance is venturing into the realm of historical fiction with this novel based on the lives of Martin Luther and Katharina von Bora. (Plus, there’s an online discussion of this title coming up next week.)

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Topping the Charts

Trial Run by Thomas Locke appears on the CBA Best Sellers list for October in the Fantasy/Sci-Fi category. Published by Revell, it’s first in a new techno-thriller series called Fault Lines. The book trailer makes a great introduction to this title’s intriguing premise.

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Cream of the Crop

An October Bride by Katie Ganshert won the 2015 Carol Award in the novella category. This short contemporary romance was first published by Zondervan in September 2014 (available in ebook and audio formats), and re-released as part of the Autumn Brides novella collection (available in paperback, ebook, and audio formats) in August 2015.

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Three for the Books: Featured Reads in Christian Fiction, September 2015

Three for the Books, September 2015

The monthly “Three for the Books” post is where I feature new (Hot Off the Presses), best selling (Topping the Charts), and award winning (Cream of the Crop) Christian fiction books. I select one title to feature in each category, as well as providing links to where you can browse additional newly released, best selling, and award winning titles. Have you read any of these featured titles? Any others you’d like to give a shout-out? Comments are always welcome!

Hot Off the Presses

The Methuselah Project by Rick Barry releases this month from Kregel Publications. It’s a suspense novel, set partly during WWII and partly in the present.

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Topping the Charts

War Room by Chris Fabry appears near the top of the ECPA Christian Fiction Best Sellers list for September. Published by Tyndale House, it’s a novelization of the movie by the same name, playing in theaters now. It’s also available as an audiobook, narrated by the author.

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Cream of the Crop

Dangerous Passage by Lisa Harris won the 2014 Christy Award in the Contemporary Romance / Suspense category. It’s the first book in the Southern Crimes series, and was published by Revell in September 2013.

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Three for the Books: Featured Reads in Christian Fiction, August 2015

Three for the Books, August 2015

The monthly “Three for the Books” post is where I feature new (Hot Off the Presses), best selling (Topping the Charts), and award winning (Cream of the Crop) Christian fiction books. I select one title to feature in each category, as well as providing links to where you can browse additional newly released, best selling, and award winning titles. Have you read any of these featured titles? Any others you’d like to give a shout-out? Comments are always welcome!

Hot Off the Presses

Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin releases this month from Revell. This historical romance, set during World War II is the first book in the Waves of Freedom series.

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Topping the Charts

The romantic suspense novel, Taken by Dee Henderson appears on both the ECPA Christian Fiction Best Sellers list and the CBA Fiction Best Sellers list for August 2015. It released in April 2015 from Bethany House with print and electronic editions. There’s also an audio edition available from Brilliance Audio that’s narrated by Adam Verner.

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Cream of the Crop

Iscariot by Tosca Lee won the 2014 ECPA Christian Book Award in Fiction. This Biblical fiction book was published in February 2013 by Howard Books, and is also available in audio format from Simon & Schuster Audio, narrated by Jason Culp.

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Three for the Books: Featured Reads in Christian Fiction, July 2015

Three for the Books, July 2015

The monthly “Three for the Books” post is where I feature new (Hot Off the Presses), best selling (Topping the Charts), and award winning (Cream of the Crop) Christian fiction books. I select one title to feature in each category, as well as providing links to where you can browse additional newly released, best selling, and award winning titles. Have you read any of these featured titles? Any others you’d like to give a shout-out? Comments are always welcome!

Hot Off the Presses

Gone Without a Trace by Patricia Bradley releases this month from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. The story is third in the suspenseful Logan Point series that began with Shadows of the Past.

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Topping the Charts

A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer appears on the ECPA Christian Fiction Best Sellers list for July 2015. It released in June from Bethany House with print and electronic editions. There’s also an audio edition from Recorded Books that’s narrated by Barbara McCulloh. Check out my reviews of a couple of other historical romances by the same author: Short Straw Bride and Full Steam Ahead.

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Cream of the Crop

Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano is winner of the 2014 RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance. And fans of the first will be pleased to know that the second book in the MacDonald Family Trilogy, London Tides, just released last month from publisher David C Cook.

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