Friday, February 26, 2010

Book Review ~ Secrets & Faithful Heart


I have to admit something to y'all.  I used to be a book snob.  Seriously, I was.  I thought the purpose for reading was completely educational.  I read books on leadership, ministry, parenting, etc, but never ever thought about reading a...a...gasp...FICTION book!

I laugh at myself now because I discovered my heart for Christian Fiction in the midst of a very horrific time in my life.  My oldest son lay in a hospital bed in critical condition for 51 days and we weren't even sure that he would make it out of the hospital.  

One of my girlfriends came to the hospital and gave me a book...a Francine Rivers book to be exact, and said to me, you need an "escape".  Everything in your life right now is deep, dark, and hard.  You can sit here in the hospital, read this book, and "get away" from it all for a little while without leaving your son's room.  From that day on I have been hooked by Christian Fiction and I am thrilled to be able to share with you some of these incredible books in the Value Fiction For Your Spring Break Blog Tour.

Colorado Springs, CO— Fiction lovers don’t need to budget to travel this spring break with Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group’s six full-length novels by beloved Christian authors (WaterBrook, February 16, 2010). At the low cost of only $5.99, these well-read “get-aways” provide quality entertainment at a price that any reader can afford.

Full-length novels offered include:

Secrets
by Robin Jones Gunn - Jessica has moved to a new town to start a new life. But a friendly fire-fighter and a suspicious boss both want to know what she’s hiding. <~ This is one of the books that I was blessed to read and I have to tell you that I wasn't able to put.it.down...I read the whole thing on a lazy Saturday afternoon...you'll love the characters, the story, and this series.

Beneath a Southern Sky
by Deborah Raney – Daria Camfield is expecting her first child when her husband Nate is reported dead on the mission field. Devastated, she returns to the States and soon marries again. But two years later Nate is found alive in the jungle. How can Daria possibly choose between he two men who love her?

The Golden Cross
by Angela Elwell Hunt – Aidan O’Connor may be a poor barmaid but she’s also a gifted artists. When a famous cartographer takes her  on as a student, Aidan is swept into an adventure that will bring her back to her heavenly Father, and into marriage with the love of her life.

Deep Harbor
        by Lisa Tawn Bergren – Tora, Elsa, Kaatje, and Karl face trouble, tragedy, and treachery across the Wast, Hawaii, Japan, and the high seas. These four immigrants from Bergen, Norway, each grow closer to God and learn afresh the value of faith, family, and coming alongside each other in times of need.

Faithful Heart
by Al and Joanna Lacy – The adventures of certified medical nurse and dedicated Christian Breanna Baylor continue as she travels by wagon train to visit her sister, Dottie, in California. Little does she know that her most dangerous encounter might be with Jerrod, her brother-in-law, who’s suffering from dementia caused by combat fatigue. <~ I just started reading this one and I have to tell you that I can hardly wait for carline each day so I can nibble away at it each day.

Yesterday’s Promise
by Linda Lee Chaikin – Rogan Chantry faces danger from tribesmen, ruthless politicians, and his own family as he searches for gold in South Africa. In England, his beloved Evy is injured by a mysterious assailant. The greed and intrigue surrounding the diamond mines could very well drive them irrevocably apart.


Seeking JOY on the Journey,

Disclaimer - This was book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah, but the opinions expressed are completely mine.

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1 Mel's World Friends Comments:

lorrie 10:35 PM  

thanks for the recommendations another great series is love inspired its published by steeple hill which is a part of harlequin romances there great christian romances

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