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More Than Words Can Say (Witemeyer)

More Than Words Can Say (Witemeyer)

If you enjoyed Evangaline’s story in “More Than Meets the Eye” you’ll definitely want to read this next installment in the Patchwork Family series to hear Zach’s story! Title: More Than Words Can Say Series: Patchwork Family #2 Author: Karen Witemeyer Genre: Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction Publisher: Bethany House Publishers Release Date: June 4, 2019 Format: print, ebook, audiobook Pages: 368 After fulfilling a pledge to a dying friend, Zacharias Hamilton is finally free. No family entanglements. No disappointing those…

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The Woman Before Wallis: A Novel of Windsors, Vanderbilts, and Royal Scandal (Turnbull)

The Woman Before Wallis: A Novel of Windsors, Vanderbilts, and Royal Scandal (Turnbull)

Many people have heard of Wallis Simpson, the woman King Edward VIII couldn’t live without and ultimately abdicated the throne for, but few have probably heard the story of the woman he loved before he met Wallis. This novel is a fictionalized story of Lady Thelma {Morgan} Furness — the woman before Wallis. I have always been intrigued by the royal family, and I find history interesting, and the older I get the more I enjoy reading novels that are…

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Paris Never Leaves You (Feldman)

Paris Never Leaves You (Feldman)

I enjoyed this story. It’s a bit different than the other WWII novels that seem to be quite popular these days. This book jumps between occupied Paris and New York a few years later. The story of Charlotte and Viv, how they survived and ultimately escaped from occupied Paris, then how those decisions and events affected the rest of their lives was interesting and engaging. There were times when this book was hard to read … most of us {thankfully}…

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2020 Christy Awards Announced

2020 Christy Awards Announced

The Christy Awards are given each year to Christian fiction novels to honor “novels of excellence, imagination, and creativity.”  The award has been given since 1999, and is named for Catherine Marshall’s novel, Christy.  This year’s finalists were announced on November 12, and they are: Other titles that were nominated and were finalists include:(click on the titles to link directly to our catalog!) Just One Kiss by Courtney Walsh Sweet On You by Becky Wade All Manner of Things by…

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In Another Time (Cantor)

In Another Time (Cantor)

I loved this book! Max and Hanna’s story was beautiful and sad … and again taught me new tidbits about history that I did not previously know. Title: In Another Time Author: Jillian Cantor Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Harper Perennial Release Date: March 5, 2019 Format: print, ebook, audiobook Pages: 336 A sweeping historical novel that spans Germany, England, and the United States and follows a young couple torn apart by circumstance leading up to World War II—and the family secret…

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More Than Meets the Eye (Witemeyer)

More Than Meets the Eye (Witemeyer)

I haven’t read a book yet by Karen Witemeyer that I didn’t love! Christian historical fiction with a western flair, Witemeyer’s books are just plain fun to read, and leave the reader feeling good! This title was no exception. This is the first book in the Patchwork Family series that revolves around 3 individuals , Evangeline, Seth and Zach, who were orphaned in a train wreck and become each other’s family. This book tells Evangaline’s story. Title: More Than Meets…

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Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight

Lauraine Snelling is an award-winning author who’s first book was published in 1982. Her original dream was to write horse books for children, which she has done, but she has also found great success in writing both historical and contemporary Christian fiction. If you love series and always hate to see one come to an end, Lauraine Snelling has a real treat for you. She first wrote the “Red River of the North” series, a 6-book series that follows the…

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The Accidental Empress (Pataki)

The Accidental Empress (Pataki)

Elisabeth “Sisi” accompanies her older sister, who is betrothed to the Emperor, to the Habsburg Court to be her lady-in-waiting. Sisi soon finds herself with a problem … she has fallen in love with the Emperor, and he with her. This is the love story of Sisi and Franz, their early marriage and Sisi’s on-going struggle for control over her marriage, her children, and her life from her mother-in-law. I enjoyed this book, and am currently reading the second book…

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Christian Fiction True Crime??

Christian Fiction True Crime??

Christian Fiction True Crime may sound like an oxymoron, but that’s exactly what this new series, recently added to our collection is. The publisher describes this series as: “Fiction Based on Strange, But True, HistoryTrue, riveting stories of American criminal activity are explored through unique stories of historical romantic suspense.” There are currently seven books in the series, all telling a different true story from American criminal history. Below are the descriptions of each title as found on Goodreads. I…

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Belgravia

Belgravia

Ok … I know this is a reader’s advisory blog and we are supposed to talk about books, but I really, really, really want to share this new TV series I recently watched as I think there will be many others out there who would like it. If you’re a Downton Abbey fan, I think you would really enjoy Belgravia! It was written by Julian Fellowes (same guy who wrote Downton Abbey) and the production quality is just as good!…

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