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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Carousels are places of beauty, fun, childhood delight–and sometimes romance. So when I picked up The Carousel Painter by Judith Miller I expected a sweet gentle love story with lots of wholesome fun. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this story about a young woman who becomes the first female worker at a carousel plant also contains a good deal of dramatic tension.
This month’s pick, Sisterchicks Go Brit! by Robin Jones Gunn, is a light, pleasant, “feel-good” read–the perfect way to welcome summer.
Welcome to the world of Ted Dekker, who exposes evil in all it’s gruesomeness, but also shows the power of God’s light that overcomes evil’s darkness. In Adam that evil comes in the form of “Eve”–a serial killer hunted by Daniel Clark.
Finding Stephanie by Susan May Warren is a light, romantic escape that also uplifted my spirit with its focus on the outcast being made whole through God’s love.
Take a break from all the holiday bustle and savor the slow pace of this month’s pick while sipping a warm beverage. You will leave with a glimmer of hope in your heart, reflecting on the way faith can bring light into the darkest of circumstances. After the Leaves Fall by Nicole Baart tells the touching […]