This is one sweet Regency tale with a tender-hearted heroine and heroic leading man. The two of them are impossible not to like, even though they have their weaknesses and struggles. Their faith is strong and their kindness for one another is endearing too. Watching them fall in love was the best part. 😉
I always enjoy a good Regency novel and I enjoyed seeing our kind hero sweep in and rescue poor Violet. As it turns out, he needs her as much as she needs him. Their relationship grows beautifully. And the friends they make along the way are just as likeable.
Sarah Sundin is the author of eight historical novels, including Anchor in the Storm. Her novel Through Waters Deep was named to Booklist’s “101 Best Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years,” and her novella “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” in Where Treetops Glisten was a finalist for the 2015 Carol Award. A mother of three, Sarah lives in California, works on-call as a hospital pharmacist, and teaches Sunday school.
Could this story be any more charming? I don’t think so! Once again, this author delivers a tale with plenty of heart and romance and wit. From the adorable small-town setting to the endearing cast of characters, Like Never Before was one very fun read.
You don’t necessarily have to read the first book in the Walker Family series to appreciate this novel, but previous readers will enjoy seeing familiar faces in this story. I love the Walker family and the way they relate to each other. Their family dynamics remind me of Julie Lessman’s books. You can’t help but fall in love with every single last one of them. 🙂
I am SO exited to introduce this next author to you all. I first met Cynthia through our local ACFW writer’s chapter in the Ozarks and she welcomed me to the group with open arms. She is such a sweet friend and I’m excited to let her tell you about her writing journey and some recent big news…. 😉
I was intrigued by this story from the very start and drawn in to young Kiya’s world. I’ve never read any fiction set in Egypt during the days of Moses before and it was fascinating! I felt like I was right there with Kiya as she served in Egypt, experienced the plagues, and eventually left her home to follow after the Hebrews. What an amazing story she has to tell!
My favorite parts were the moments that joined the Biblical account we all know with the fictional details of Kiya’s life. Her first person perspective on the plagues and the exodus were captivating to read. I loved reading through these historic scenes through her eyes and watching her faith grow in the Hebrews’ God.
Best-selling author Darlene Franklin’s greatest claim to fame is that she writes full-time from a nursing home. She lives in Oklahoma, near her son and his family, and continues her interests in playing the piano and singing, books, good fellowship, and reality TV in addition to writing. She is an active member of Oklahoma City Christian Fiction Writers, American Christian Fiction Writers, and the Christian Authors Network. She has written over fifty books and more than 250 devotionals. Her historical fiction ranges from the Revolutionary War to World War II, from Texas to Vermont.
Once again, this author has crafted a powerful story I won’t soon forget. After reading The Wood’s Edge – the first in this series and one of my favorites of last year – I’ve been counting down to the release of A Flight of Arrows. It proved to be so much more than even I was expecting.
Historical fiction fans must get their hands on this book. It is overflowing in fascinating details and left me intrigued to study more from this incredible time period. I did get lost occasionally in the various names and settings, but I was so impressed with the author’s knowledge and obvious research.
I’ve been excited about introducing a new feature to my blog this year. In the coming weeks and months – along with my usual author interviews and book reviews – I will also be introducing aspiring authors who are still on the road to publication.
I thought it would be fun for you all to get to know some of these great writers before you even pick up their books. 🙂 Their dedication to the craft and their calling have blessed and encouraged me. Hope you’ll love meeting them too!
Mesu Andrews’ deep understanding of and love for God’s Word brings the biblical world alive for her readers. She and her husband, Roy, enjoyed fourteen years of pastoral ministry before moving to the Pacific Northwest, where Roy now serves as Academic Dean at Multnomah Biblical Seminary. Mesu writes full-time, snuggled in her recliner beside a cozy fire on rainy Northwest days. The Andrews’ enjoy visiting their two married daughters and a growing tribe of grandkids. Mesu loves movies, football, waterfalls, and travel.
Biblical fiction is her favorite genre to read and write. Her first novel, Love Amid the Ashes (Revell, 2011), tells the story of Job and won the 2012 ECPA Book of the Year for a Debut Author. Love’s Sacred Song (Revell, 2012) relates the poetic Song of Solomon in story form, and Love in a Broken Vessel (Revell, 2013) sets the story of Hosea and Gomer in biblical Israel. The Shadow of Jezebel (Revell, 2014) displays God’s sovereignty over Jezebel’s daughter, Queen Athaliah. The Pharaoh’s Daughter (Waterbrook/Multnomah, 2015), the first in The Treasures of the Nile series, unveils Moses’ early years through the eyes of his Egyptian mother, and Miriam, the second book in the series, introduces Yahweh’s prophetess during the ten plagues and the Exodus as she struggles to trust this God she doesn’t understand.
MARY ALFORD was inspired to become a writer after reading romantic suspense greats Victoria Holt and Phyllis Whitney. Soon creating characters and throwing them into dangerous situations that test their faith came naturally for Mary. In 2012 Mary entered the Speed Dating contest hosted by Love Inspired Suspense and later received “the call”. Writing for Love Inspired Suspense has been a dream come true for Mary.
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Hi! I'm Savanna An aspiring author
& freelance writer.
Redeemed by sovereign love.
A busy gardener most days.
A blessed housewife every day.
The Missouri Ozarks is my home;
Civil War history, my passion.
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