Tough Times And Spiritual Journeys: Inspirational Historical Fiction

Deb recently read a couple of books that she suggests to readers who like to experience history while reading about people who are on a journey of faith. Her Mother’s Hope by Francine Rivers Rivers is a favorite author of mine and she does not disappoint with this tale about a woman named Marta who […]

Caught Between Two Worlds–Meet Willa Obenchain from Burning Sky by Lori Benton

Review of Burning Sky by Lori Benton “I am the place where two rivers meet, stilted with upheaval and loss“.  So begins the narrative of Willa Obenchain–also known as Burning Sky–with these words spoken to herself as she is on her way to her first home.  Taken from that home when she was 14 by […]

HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 42 – Inspirational Fiction

Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a roundtable discussion with our guests around an engaging and interesting topic — Inspirational Christian Fiction Listen now, download the mp3, or subscribe to “Hush: a podcast from your library” through iTunes. Inspirational Fiction Our guest this episode is Deb Bryan, a Reader’s Advisor at the library who shares her […]

One to Inspire: ECPA Book Awards Announced

The Evangelical Christian Publisher’s Association recently announced the winners of their annual book awards.  These awards have been given since 1978 and honor fiction and non-fiction books published by Christian publishers.   I always make a point of adding these to my reading list and I have discovered many great reads I wouldn’t have otherwise. […]

One to Inspire: A Sound Among the Trees by Susan Meissner

I was recently blessed by being able to read an advance copy of Susan Meissner’s latest novel, A Sound Among The Trees This introspective novel about the power of superstition kept me thinking long after I put it down. The story centers around Holly Oak—an ancient Southern home with a reputation for being cruel to […]

Inspirational Pick of the Month: Seeds of Summer by Deborah Vogts

I tried another Kansas author this month by reading Seeds of Summer by Deborah Vogts. This heartwarming romance about a rodeo queen drew me in with its depiction of a young woman’s struggle to find faith after her world falls apart. Natalie was on her way to seeing her dreams come true, she was in […]