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The Last Piece (Clark)

This is the story of a woman who gets the chance to reconnect with the child she gave up for adoption 50 years ago. You really feel for the main character and at times truly don’t like her daughter.

The Hideaway (Denton)

Sara Jenkins left Sweet Bay, Alabama as soon as she was old enough to do so, and although she makes weekly phone calls back home to her eccentric grandmother, she doesn’t seem to find many opportunities to visit. And then it’s too late.

The Girl From the Train

I really enjoyed this book … another great historical fiction novel where I felt like I learned about history without sitting through a dry lecture.

When We Were Young and Brave (Gaynor)

I really enjoyed this story, even though it was really rather sad in many ways, but it also showed the resiliency of people. Hazel Gaynor does an excellent job making you really care about the characters and make you want to know more about the events surrounding the story she has written.


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.

Christian Fiction True Crime?

“Fiction Based on Strange, But True, History. True, riveting stories of American criminal activity are explored through unique stories of historical romantic suspense.”

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.

Author Spotlight Lauraine Snelling

Lauraine Snelling is an award-winning author whose 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.

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.

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.

Christy Awards 2020

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. 

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 Woman Before Wallis (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.

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!