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...]

A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron

New release from breakout novelist Happy Friday to you!  For this week's Fiction Friday feature (say that 3 times really fast), I wanted to introduce you to A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron.  If you hung around the blog last year, you'll recall how I fell in love with Kristy's writing with her debut novel The Butterfly and the Violin.  Even more than a year later it's still a top read in my book.  So I was super thrilled when the publisher sent me an early copy of Sparrow and I plowed … [Read more...]

Chasing Sunsets by Karen Kingsbury

Now available at LifeWay Happy Karen Kingsbury release day to you! Today we're joining Karen in the celebration of her new book, Chasing Sunsets, which is now available.  Karen is our top novelist here at LifeWay so I know there are oodles of you out there who have been anxiously awaiting today.  If you pre-ordered your book with us, come in this week to pick it up!  Didn't pre-order?  No worries!  We have plenty of stock on hand at a $14.94 sale price...that's 35% off! From … [Read more...]

LifeWay’s Novelist of the Month

Get to Know Mesu Andrews There are a few novelists that I literally put my life on hold in order to read anything they write.  Mesu Andrews is on that list.  Oh, my stars, y'all.  She's ah-mazing.  To celebrate the release of her latest novel, The Pharaoh's Daughter, we're deeming April the month of Mesu! She is hands down one of the best in biblical era fiction and I love how her stories always push me back into God's word.  Check out the recent post I did where I share my thoughts on The … [Read more...]

Guest Post with Debra Clopton

Meetin' time at Cowboy Church It's fun to learn about author's lives outside of writing.  Some them have careers and interests that are far different from the way we might picture them based on their books.  Today I'm happy to have novelist Debra Clopton here to share about a ministry that is dear to her heart. Debra is starting a new series with the just released Betting on Hope (BTW... it's now available at LifeWay!).  Take a look at the story before Debra comes to share with … [Read more...]

Then Sings My Soul by Amy Sorrells

Powerful new story from promising novelist I made a mistake last week.  Yes, yes, I know I made many but this one was a hum dinger. I read through Then Sings My Soul by Amy Sorrells way too fast and before I realized it, I had read the whole thing in just two days. The book I had been looking forward to for months, done within 48 hours. And now the agonizing wait for her next book begins. That's a serious problem us readers have.  We long for our favorite writers to release a new book … [Read more...]

The Pharaoh’s Daughter by Mesu Andrews

Powerful new biblical era novel Welcome to my annual love fest on Mesu Andrew’s new novel. This year’s gushing will be focused on The Pharaoh’s Daughter. Y’all, seriously. Mesu just gets better with each book. Before I gush too much, let me give you a look at the novel. Anippe has grown up in the shadows of Egypt’s good god Pharaoh, aware that Anubis, god of the afterlife, may take her or her siblings at any moment. She watched him snatch her mother and infant brother during childbirth, a … [Read more...]

Beverly Lewis Pre-Buy

Pre-order now We're just one week away from Beverly Lewis' next novel!  The Love Letters will be hitting our shelves at LifeWay on Tuesday, March 24.  We have a great pre-buy happening now that you'll want to take advantage of.  Stop by your local LifeWay or go to lifeway.com and pre-order The Love Letters for just $9.99 and receive a free pack of note cards (while supplies last)!  The cards have select Amish scenes on them and come with an envelope.  A great little add on for those of us … [Read more...]

Anna’s Crossing by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Popular Amish novelist makes a change I'm happy to have Suzanne Woods Fisher with us today to share about her brand new novel, Anna's Crossing. You can tell by just the cover that she's made a departure from a contemporary to historical setting (and what a beautiful cover it is!).  So I was curious has to how that might have changed the way she approached the writing of her new Amish novel.  Let's see what Suzanne has to say! When Anna König first meets Bairn, the Scottish ship carpenter of … [Read more...]