2010 Christian Historical Fiction Challenge

Genres: Christian Fiction, Christian Historical Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance

1. The goal is to read and promote Christian Historical Fiction by reading at least 24 titles. That is two per month, but anyone who wants to commit to more or less is welcome to join in on the fun. Anyone can join. You do not need a blog to participate. I have started a CHF Group to promote discussions as well.
2. Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, and other formats are all allowed. As long as the book can by purchased it counts.
3. Feel free to list a proposed lists of TBR (to-be-reads) but you can also list them as you go.
4. Duplicates from other reading challenges can also count.
5. Challenge begins January 3rd through December 31st. Books started before count. *wink*
Sign up here!
  1. The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen
  2. Paper Roses by Amanda Cabot
  3. Scattered Petals by Amanda Cabot
  4. Winter’s Awakening by Shelley Shepard Gray (Amish)
  5. The Edge of Light by Ann Shorey
  6. The Promise of Morning by Ann Shorey
  7. The Raven Saint by M.L. Tyndall
  8. A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin
  9. Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs
  10. A Kiss for Cade by Lori Copeland
  11. One True Love by Lori Copeland
  12. Three Times Blessed by Lori Copeland
  13. A Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer
  14. Wildflower Bride by Mary Connealy
  15. The Rose Legacy (reprint) by Kristen Heitzmann
  16. Liberty’s Promise (omnibus) by Amber Miller Stockton
  17. Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico by Lena Nelson Dooley
  18. Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon by Miralee Ferrell
  19. Love on a Dime by Cara Lynn James
  20. Ransome’s Crossing by Kaye Dacus
  21. She Walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell
  22. The Courteous Cad by Catherine Palmer
  23. The Duke’s Redemption by Carla Capshaw
  24. A Lady Like Sarah by Margaret Brownley
  25. The Anonymous Bride by Vickie McDonough
  26. Her Mother’s Hope by Francine Rivers
  27. When the Heavens Fall by Gilbert Morris
  28. This Fine Life by Eva Marie Everson
  29. The Influenza Bomb by Paul McCusker and Walt Larimore, M.D. (History/Contemporary)
  30. Touching the Clouds by Bonnie Leon
  31. Doctor in Petticoats by Mary Connealy
  32. Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz
  33. Morning’s Refrain by Tracie Peterson
  34. Twilight’s Serenade by Tracie Peterson
  35. The Crimson Cipher by Susan Page Davis
  36. Masquerade by Nancy Moser
  37. Vigilante’s Bride by Yvonne Harris
  38. Love Me Tender by Janice Hanna
  39. A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman
  40. Making Waves by Lorna Seilstad
  41. A Memory Between Us by Sarah Sundin
  42. Her Daughter’s Dream by Francine Rivers (October 2010)♥
  43. Surrender the Heart by M.L. Tyndall (August 2010)♥
  1. Becoming Lucy* by Martha Rogers
  2. Faithful Heart* by Al Lacy
  3. Maid to Match* by Deeanne Gist
  4. A Love of Her Own* by Maggie Brendan
  5. A Woman Called Sage* by DiAnn Mills
  6. The Swiss Courier by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey*
  7. Abigail – Jill Eileen Smith*
  8. Sing- Lisa Bergren*
  9. A Hopeful Heart- Kim Vogel Sawyer*
  10. A Love of Her Own- Maggie Brendan*
  11. Maid to Match- Deeanne Gist*
  12. The Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson (October 2010)♥

*Have started to read.
♥Have here to read

You can find all of my reviews on goodreads and at CreativeMadnessMama.com

TBR Possibilities:

  1. The Frontiersman’s Daughter by Laura Frantz ♥
  2. The Sheriff’s Surrender by Susan Page Davis♥
  3. A Vote of Confidence by Robin Lee Hatcher♥
  4. Her Inheritance Forever by Lyn Cote♥
  5. An Unexpected Love by Tracie Peterson♥
  6. A Surrendered Heart by Tracie Peterson♥
  7. How Do I Love Thee by Nancy Moser♥
  8. Though Waters Roar by Lynn Austin♥
  9. The Carousel Painter by Judith Miller♥
  10. The LightKeeper’s Daughter – Colleen Coble (1907)♥
  11. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen (Bethany Insight Edition)♥
  12. The Bride Blunder – Kelly Eileen Smith♥
  13. The Country House Courtship – Linore Rose Burkard♥
  14. Angel’s Den- Jamie Carie♥
  15. Chosen (reprint) – Ginger Garrett♥
  16. Claim- Lisa Bergren♥
  17. Deep Harbor (reprint) – Lisa Tawn Bergren♥
  18. Faithful Heart (reprint) – Al Lacy♥
  19. Heart of Stone – Jill Marie Landis (Irish Texas)♥
  20. The Golden Cross (reprint) – Angela Hunt♥
  21. Sweet Boundless (reprint) – Kristen Heitzmann♥
  22. The Tender Vine (reprint) – Kristen Heitzmann
  23. Sixteen Brides – Stephanie Grace Whitson*
  24. Heading Home – Renee Riva♥
  25. Lady of Light – Kathleen Morgan
  26. Her Abundant Joy – Lyn Cote♥
  27. Silver Mountains – Pamela Griffin♥
  28. Wildflower Hearts – Vickie McDonough♥
  29. The Gunsmith’s Gallantry- Susan Page Davis♥
  30. Heart of Stone- Jill Marie Landis♥
  31. Hearts Awakening- Delia Parr♥
  32. Highland Blessings- Jennifer Hudson Taylor♥
  33. Walker’s Wedding- Lori Copeland♥
  34. A Woman Called Sage – Diann Mills♥
  35. LFY in Homestead, Iowa- Melanie Dobson♥
  36. A Suitor for Jenny by Margaret Brownley (ARC)♥
  37. Valeria’s Cross by Kathi Macaias and Susan Wales (ARC)♥
  38. Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer (October 2010)♥
  39. Second Chance Brides by Vickie McDonough (October 2010)♥
  40. The Gathering Storm by Bodie & Brock Thoene (August 2010)♥
  41. Autumn’s Promise by Shelley Shepard Gray (Amish) (August 2010)♥
  42. LFY in Calico, California by Elizabeth Ludwig (July 2010)♥
  43. Within my Heart- Tamera Alexander (October 2010)♥
  44. LFY in Victory Heights, Washington by Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss (July 2010)
  45. The Preacher’s Bride – Jody Hedlund (October 2010)

Not out yet: (October 2010)

  1. LFY in Silver City, Idaho by Janelle Mowery (October 2010)
  2. LFY in Carmel by-the-Sea, California by Sandra Bricker (October 2010)
  3. Return to Harmony (Reprint) by Janette Oke/Davis Bunn (October 2010)
  4. Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren (October 2010) ?
  5. Seaside Romance by Tamela Hancock Murray (August 2010)
  6. LFY in Deadwood, South Dakota by Tracey Cross (August 2010)
  7. Serendipity- Cathy Hake (August 2010)
  8. The Coachdriver’s Courtship – Susan Page Davis (December 2010)
  9. Love Finds You in Hope, Kansas – Pamela Griffin (December 2010)


  1. Evensong – Thoene
  2. Songbird Under a German Moon – Tricia Goyer
  3. The Bridegrooms- Allison Pittman
  4. Anna Finch and the Hired Gun- Kathleen Y’Barbo
  5. LFY in Lahaina, Hawaii- Bodie Thoene (June 2010)

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The Creative Madness Mama also known as Margaret is a Christian Stay-at-home Mama, married to the Enginerd, Quilter, avid reader and book-a-holic. A book blogger for bunches of different publicists. She loves to share the latest and greatest about books coming out as well as her quilt and other crafty projects with some pictures of her eight-year-old AppleBlossom, three-year-old Almond Blossom (the Rascal boy!), six-year-old OrangeBlossom (the Princess), and newborn Mermaid Warrior in between. Plotting to be a homeschooler, she's a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, list making mama full of a little creative and a lot of madness.


  1. Dear Margaret,
    I need help. Would you consider putting Crestmont on your 2010 Historical Christian Fiction review list? I’d be happy to send you a copy. (We’re friends on Goodreads.) I do not have a publicist, and am trying to get the word out about Crestmont. I am in the process of writing a Bible study/Spiritual discussion questions as an accompaniment to the book. I already have a Readers Guide on my website, but that is geared toward the general public, not necessarily a Christian audience. If you’d like to read more about God leading me to write Crestmont, you can look at “Behind the Story” on my website. http://hollyweiss.com/behind-the-story

    Secondly, I see on Goodreads that you review many books before they are actually published. This is something I am very interested in. Can you tell me how you acquire the books early?

    Thanks for your help. I know I have asked very direct questions here, but sometimes you just have to ask for help when you need it.

    Thank you,
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