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What Christian Fictional novel are you reading this week?
« on: July 29, 2011, 06:29:26 PM »
I'd love to see some talk about Christian Fictional novels.

This past week I finished Jewel of Persia by Roseanna White, it's on Kindle and is with an Inspy publisher.

I really enjoyed it. Found it to be what they're calling edgy Christian fiction, but only slightly. It's because the book is set just prior to the reign of Queen Esther and it deals with the (fictional) favorite concubine of King Xerxes. The historical detail was fascinating. It sort of reminded me at times of the movie 300 or Troy. And the author somehow managed to create a monogamous feeling to the relationship between the king and the main character, Kasia.

So, what Christian novel are you reading?
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Re: What Christian Fictional novel are you reading this week?
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2011, 12:18:39 PM »
I just got "Love Comes Softly" but I haven't started reading it yet. I saw the movie series last year on Hallmark channel (I think) and really enjoyed the movies so I thought I'd give the first book in the series a try.

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Re: What Christian Fictional novel are you reading this week?
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2011, 04:47:22 PM »
Are you talking about the "Love Comes Softly" series by Janette Oak? If so, you're either making me feel very young or very, very old. :) I'll bet I've read that series four or five times over my life.  I've just checked Amazon and the series is being sold in four book sets for around $10 each.  I think it's time to spend a little and re-live my younger days.

Thanks for bringing back the memories.

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Re: What Christian Fictional novel are you reading this week?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2011, 12:12:48 PM »
One of the best Christian Historicals I've read in a long time is Sandra Byrd's To Die For. This was a very fresh look at the Anne Bolyen story. Meanwhile, my own Christian Historical is getting rave reviews. In one review I just got, I was told it had so many layers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV3YX94ntSI[/youtube]reads.com/book/show/11010233-shadowed-in-silk]http://www.good<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV3YX94ntSI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV3YX94ntSI</a>reads.com/book/show/11010233-shadowed-in-silk
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Re: What Christian Fictional novel are you reading this week?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2011, 01:20:07 AM »
Right now I'm reading Here Burns my Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs. I've enjoyed some of her other historicals, which take place in Scotland, and all focus on family relationships. She's great at using multiple points of view and getting me to empathize with characters I really didn't care for by switching to their POV.

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Re: What Christian Fictional novel are you reading this week?
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2011, 06:55:17 AM »
I am enjoying the writing style of Tosca Lee. I'm currently reading Demon: a memoir. It is interesting so far.


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Re: What Christian Fictional novel are you reading this week?
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2011, 06:03:46 AM »
Right now I'm reading "The Queen" from Stephen James' FBI series. If you like thrillers they don't get any better then this. Next in the line-up is Athol Dickson's "The Opposite of Art".






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Re: What Christian Fictional novel are you reading this week?
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2011, 11:08:33 AM »
This is a great thread.  Thank you for starting it.   
I too have read the "Love" series many times.  One of my favorite go to series. 

I am not reading a Christian Fiction this week, but I did get one for free recently that I'm very tickled about.  I got this from the library for my Sony and when I found it on Amazon I picked it up for all of the other Kindle users on my account.


Sadly it's not free any longer.  It's 8.99, but I highly recommend it even at that price. 
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Re: What Christian Fictional novel are you reading this week?
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2011, 06:39:19 PM »
 Reading "Day Of War" by Cliff Graham. Great book about King David through the eyes of one of his men.



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Re: What Christian Fictional novel are you reading this week?
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2011, 04:54:55 PM »
I just finished the Huguenot Sword by Shawn Lamb for Kindle.

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Re: What Christian Fictional novel are you reading this week?
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2012, 07:40:33 PM »
Just about finished with Hero Second Class by Mitchell Bonds. If you love fantasy you'd this one. Very funny satire with all the things you'd want in a fantasy novel. 

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Re: What Christian Fictional novel are you reading this week?
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2012, 12:50:35 PM »
I really enjoyed Echoes of the Titanic by Mindy Starns Clark.  She did a wonderful job alternating between present day and 1912!  The murder mystery and the historic identity mystery were both engaging.  I haven't read any of her other books yet, but they're on the list.
 

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Re: What Christian Fictional novel are you reading this week?
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2012, 07:28:31 AM »
Just finished W.G. Griffith's Malchus which is a historical novel based on the slave who had his ear cut off by Peter. It's his story of the events and times of the crucifixion. It was very good - much better then expected.



Now I've started Robert Liparulo's The 13th Tribe. So far I'm hooked.



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Re: What Christian Fictional novel are you reading this week?
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2012, 05:11:13 PM »
I've just started Jenna's Cowboy by Sharon Gillenwater and have been enjoying it. Fun story, if you like romance.
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Re: What Christian Fictional novel are you reading this week?
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2012, 09:50:53 AM »
I enjoyed Eternity Falls so much I purchased the sequal. Also reading The Spiritual Man which I highly suggest.