White Picket Fences by Susan Meissner {Review Refresh}

*This post has been review refreshed, as it was originally posted in 2009. It is now updated with my new format, thanks to the Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin on August 11, 2015.* When I heard about this new novel from Susan Meissner, I was extremely excited because to me The Shape of Mercy is now a classic that all students who study the Crucible should also have to read. While White Picket Fences is a completely different type of book it is still incredible writing. For me, I would not necessarily call it a favorite, but overall as a whole (redundant I know, but making a point here) I enjoyed it. Looking at the cover of this book tells you the most of what you need to know. There is the white picket fence slats and then a spiders web weaving it’s way right in. Perfectionism would make one want. . .

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The Girl in the Glass by Susan Meissner {Review}

Renaissance is a word with hope infused in every letter.

Sophia, Meg, and Nora’s stories intersect, their lives will be indelibly changed as they each answer the question: What if renaissanceisn’t just a word? What if that’s what happens when you dare to believe that what is isn’t what has to be?

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Coming Soon from the Pen, Please Welcome Historical Author Mona Hodgson!

Brand New from the Pen interview Hi everyone! Thanks so much for opportunity to join you here. What made you interested in writing Christian Historical Fiction? Do you write any other genres? In central Arizona, I live at the base of Mingus Mountain, home to the most vertical town in the United States—Jerome. More than twenty years ago, when I first visited the Jerome State Historic Park, the Douglas Mansion, I became fascinated with the historic copper mining camp’s history and the romantic appeal of the late 1890’s. Soon thereafter, I entertained the idea of writing a historical novel set in Jerome during its boom town years in the late 1890s. Some of those seeds sprouted in my debut series, The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek, set in the late 1890s, in a gold mining camp in Colorado. Before WaterBrook Multnomah published my debut novel, Two Brides Too Many, I. . .

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Coming Soon from the Pen, Please Welcome Historical Author Lori Benton!

What made you interested in writing Christian Historical Fiction? Do you write any other genres? I gave my heart and life to Jesus Christ before I began writing with a hope of seeing one of my stories published, so it was natural for me to include a spiritual thread in that first novel begun back in 1991. In my stories, characters have always been challenged by and grown and changed in relation to the God of the Bible. Even so, for a few years I wasn’t sure if the Christian market was where I belonged. Books like I was writing weren’t being published back in the early 90s, or few of them were. Boy howdy, has the market ever expanded in the last 20 years, much to my delight. Most mainstream genres are embraced now and I’m happy that frontier stories set in the 18th century, like my debut, Burning. . .

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A Wreath of Snow: A Victorian Christmas Novella by Liz Curtis Higgs {Review}

This heartwarming novella invites readers to experience Christmas in Victorian Scotland, as the chill of a family misunderstanding gives way to the warmth of forgiveness.

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At the Feet of Jesus Devotional by Joanna Weaver

For anyone who struggles when it comes to daily devotions, At the Feet of Jesus extends an irresistible invitation to set aside your duties and find the amazing peace and incredible joy that come from time alone with Him. Drawn from Joanna Weaver’s beloved Bethany trilogy, each reading in this 365-day devotional includes a Bible reading passage and reflection question. All-new material and “Going Deeper” sidebars are also woven throughout.

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Road to the Christys: Mine is the Night

Are you ready? Are you excited?! I am!! One of the best ways to find a good suggestion for a read is to check the award winners. While in children’s books we go for Caldecott Honor, Caldecott Medal and Newberry Medal… in Christian Fiction, it’s all about the Christy Awards. The winners will be announced on July 16th, and in preparation I want to share with you some reviews of 2012 Christy Award Nominees that I enjoyed. Starting with… Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs. How appropriate, as Liz was my introduction to Christian Historical Fiction in 2000, when my passion for the genre began. (And to think, that led me now to www.ChristianHistoricalFiction.com!) *Originally posted June 2011* Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs Sequel to Here Burns My Candle Genre: Christian Historical Fiction Pages: 464 Trade Paperback Date Published: March 15, 2011 Publisher: WaterBrook Multnomah. . .

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Everything Romance: A Celebration of Love for Couples by David Bordon and Tom Winters {Preview}

Everything Romance is a gift book overflowing with heartwarming ideas to keep that special relationship fresh and exciting. Whether you’re a newlywed or celebrating 40 years of wedded bliss, this book offers a treasury of ways to capture your love’s heart daily. Love letters, inexpensive date night suggestions, tantalizing recipes, conversation starters, and inspiring love stories will all help you romance the love of your life in creative and meaningful ways!

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Everything Romance by David Bordon and Tom Winters

Everything Romance is a gift book overflowing with heartwarming ideas to keep that special relationship fresh and exciting. Whether you’re a newlywed or celebrating 40 years of wedded bliss, this book offers a treasury of ways to capture your love’s heart daily. Love letters, inexpensive date night suggestions, tantalizing recipes, conversation starters, and inspiring love stories will all help you romance the love of your life in creative and meaningful ways!

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