Category Archives: Featured Reads

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

Three for the Books, August 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

The With All My Heart novella collection released this month from Bethany House. It features historical romance novellas from a variety of time periods across America, each originally released as ebooks and now available in print through this collection. Authors include Karen Witemeyer, Jody Hedlund, Melissa Jagears, Jen Turano, and Sarah Loudin Thomas.

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Topping the Charts

The Choosing by Rachelle Dekker appears first on the August 2016 CBA Bestsellers list in the Fantasy/Sci-Fi category. It is first in the Seer series for Young Adults, for which Book 2 The Calling is also available (and appears on the Best Seller list this month as well), with Book 3 anticipated in January 2017. This series is available from Tyndale House in electronic and print editions, or from Recorded Books in audiobook formats.

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Cream of the Crop

With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden won the 2015 Carol Award in the Historical Romance category. It’s published by Bethany House, and available in print and electronic editions.

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

Three for the Books, July 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

Deep Shadows by Vanetta Chapman released this month from Harvest House Publishers. This dystopian novel is first in a new series from this popular author, and is available in electronic and print editions.

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Topping the Charts

Traces of Guilt by Dee Henderson appears first on the July CBA Bestsellers list in the suspense/mystery category. It is first in the new Evie Blackwell Cold Case mystery series. Available from Bethany House Publishers in electronic and print editions, or from Recorded Books in audiobook formats.

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Cream of the Crop

An Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund won the 2016 INSPY Award in the Literature for Young Adults category. It’s a historical romance for young adults, first in its series, and published by Zondervan. Available in print, electronic, and audio editions.

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

Three for the Books, May 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

Medical Judgment by Richard L. Mabry, M.D. releases this month from Abingdon Press. This medical thriller is available in electronic and print editions.

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Topping the Charts

Behold the Man by Bodie and Brock Thoene appears on the May CBA Bestsellers list in the historical fiction category. It is third in the Jerusalem Chronicles series, following When Jesus Wept and Take This Cup. It’s available from Zondervan in electronic, print and audio editions.

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Cream of the Crop

Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke won the 2015 INSPY Award in the General fiction category. It’s a historical novel set during World War II and published by Tyndale House. Available in print and electronic editions.

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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

October Featured Books

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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