LifeWay’s Novelist of the Month: Sarah Ladd

Get to know a rising author One of my favorite new authors over the last couple of years has been Sarah Ladd.  She is bringing excellent novels set in Regency England to our market.  If you're a fan of Julie Klassen or even our beloved Jane Austen, you'll certainly want to check out Sarah's books. Her newest one, The Curiosity Keeper, is on it's way to LifeWay this week.  "It is not just a ruby, as you say. It is large as a quail’s egg, still untouched and unpolished. And it is rumored … [Read more...]

The Christy Awards

Celebrating the Best in Christian Fiction On Monday night in Orlando, The 2015 Christy Awards will be given out.  I've been able to attend the last several ceremonies but will be missing out this year (boo hoo!) because I'll be down in Mobile, AL helping to relocate our store there (yay!).  It's always so fun to be in a room full of top novelists, publishers, and agents.  There is always lively discussions to partake in!   The Finalists In case you haven't seen who the finalists are, … [Read more...]

Empire’s End by Jerry Jenkins

Newest Release from Leading Novelist Congrats!  You made it to Friday! Did you by chance read I, Saul by Jerry Jenkins a couple of years ago?  If you did, then there's a chance you are among those who were left hanging as to what happened next.  Thanks for that, by the way, Jerry. Good news!  Empire's End is now available at LifeWay so we can all be put out of our misery!  I really enjoyed the modern day setting along with the flashbacks to Paul the Apostle in I, Saul.  It really … [Read more...]

LifeWay’s Novelist of the Month: Tamera Alexander

Get to know an award winning novelist When people ask me for recommendations on authors they should check out, Tamera Alexander is usually the first name out of my mouth.  I'm a sucker for amazing historical novels and I easily get lost for hours in one of Tamera's books.  The long wait for the second book in the Belle Meade Plantation Series is now available at LifeWay!  Here's a look at To Win Her Favor. A gifted rider in a world where ladies never race, Maggie Linden is determined that … [Read more...]

The Choosing by Rachelle Dekker

Exciting Debut Novelist I love reading the debut novel of first time writers.  There is always an extra air of excitement and promise in them I think.  And then I love to tell you about them! I need y'all to rush right out to your local LifeWay and pick up The Choosing by Rachelle Dekker.  Yes, drop what you're doing and come now.  It was that good! I read an advanced copy of the novel a few weeks ago and it was an "ignore everything else in your life and only read this book" kind of book … [Read more...]

LifeWay’s Novelist of the Month: Becky Wade

Get to know Becky Wade What good stuff can I say about novelist Becky Wade? Well, she's one of the best women's contemporary romance novelists we've had to come out in the last few years.  Her debut novel met me at just the right time a few years ago.  Becky's stories are fun, romantic, and covered in God's truths.  She has super fun Pinterest boards.  Plus she is just one sweet gal and a great friend to us here at LifeWay.  I could go on but I'll reign it in! Becky has just released … [Read more...]

Shadow of the Mountain by Cliff Graham

Powerful fiction for men A soap box that I have been on for all of my 12 years of buying books for LifeWay Christian Stores is that there isn't enough quality Christian fiction that would appeal to men.  If you're not into one or two popular authors then you really have few titles to choose from. So when Cliff Graham came on the scene several years ago with Day of War and Covenant of War, I was one fired up book buyer!  Over the years, scores of men have gravitated to Cliff's novels thanks … [Read more...]

Taken by Dee Henderson

New from best selling novelist Calling all romantic suspense novel fans!  The long awaited new book from Dee Henderson is over! Today is the release date for Taken, the next soon to be best selling novel from the queen of the romantic suspense genre within the Christian market.  We have it for just $9.99 at LifeWay Christian Stores so come see us for your copy today! An investigator who knows tragic loss firsthand, and his new client, missing far too long... Abducted at the age of … [Read more...]

Historical Novelist Lori Benton

A Must Read Novelist There are a handful of novelists that I'm so passionate about that I want anyone who loves to read to check them out.  One of the authors I recommend to people the most is Lori Benton.  Have you read her yet?  No?  Well, let me tell you 5 reasons why you really should.       5 Reasons Why You Must Read a Lori Benton Novel 1. Lori is hands down one of the top tier historical writers in the Christian market. Her quality of writing and story development easily rivals … [Read more...]

New Romantic Suspense Novels

Authors to add to your list I'm always getting asked, "What authors do you recommend I check out?" or "I like reading this author, who else would you recommend I read that might be like her?" When it comes to romantic suspense novelists, I like to point people to two ladies who are both currently celebrating the release of new books!  Best selling novelist Irene Hannon is beginning the Men of Valor Series with book #1 Buried Secrets.  And one of LifeWay's strongest growth authors is DiAnn … [Read more...]