70th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation

An important day in history Today marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz - Birkenau Concentration Camp in Poland.  70 years isn't that long ago, is it?  There will be a lot of news around this event over the next few days.  If you're a history buff like me, check out sites like the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. So what does all of this have to do with LifeWay or this blog you ask?  I'm so glad you did!  It gives me a … [Read more...]

Esther by Angela Hunt

Intriguing biblical era Novel I love, love biblical era fiction.  Whether it's a story based off of an account from scripture or one that's based during the times of the Bible, I gobble them up.  That's why I was so excited to see that Angela Hunt was releasing Esther. Now, Esther is probably one of the most well known people from the Bible.  What little girl didn't grow up wondering if she could have the courage to stand before a king and represent her people and God?  So, what could a … [Read more...]

Emissary by Thomas Locke

Best Selling Novelist Starts New Fantasy Series Best selling novelist?  Wait, am I supposed to know who Thomas Locke is? Actually, many of you will know him but you'll know him by his given name... Davis Bunn.  Ahh, yes!  Davis is starting the Legends of the Realm Series under the pseudonym to help distinguish this new genre he's venturing out in.  But, have no fear, Davis Bunn fans!  He still has plans to write great suspense novels for us. Emissary is the opening book into his new … [Read more...]

LifeWay’s Novelist of the Month

Get to know Angela Hunt I'm so excited to tell you that Angela Hunt has a new novel!  I know she has oodles of fans that have been eagerly awaiting her next book.  Esther is now available at LifeWay!  I'm already hearing that this is one of her best books to date.   It will be the next novel I read and I can't wait to dig into it.   Can we talk about how beautiful that cover is??  The folks at Bethany House Publishers are some of the best in the business when it comes to book covers. When … [Read more...]

The Third Target by Joel C. Rosenberg

New Suspense Novel You know it's going to be a great day when it starts with the release of a new novel from Joel Rosenberg.   The Third Target is now available at LifeWay Christian Stores!  Here's a look at the story... When New York Times foreign correspondent J. B. Collins hears rumors that an al-Qaeda splinter cell—ISIS—has captured a cache of chemical weapons inside Syria, Collins knows this is a story he must pursue at all costs. Does the commander of the jihadist faction really have … [Read more...]

LifeWay’s Best Selling Novels 2014

LifeWay's Top Novels for 2014 Love.  Intrigue.  Murder.  Discoveries.  All of that and more were found in LifeWay's best selling novels for 2014.  It was a great year for novels!  Below is a list of our top novels for the year. How many have you read?        #1  Bridge to Haven by Francine Rivers #2  Angels Walking by Karen Kingsbury #3  The Auschwitz Escape by Joel C. Rosenberg      #4  Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon #5  The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn #6  … [Read more...]

Novelist of the Month: Julie Klassen

Get to know best selling novelist Imagine my excitement when earlier this year I was told that Julie Klassen's next book was coming in December instead of January!  A month earlier is a big deal when we're talking about one of my favorite novelists! The Secret of Prembrooke Park has just hit our shelves at LifeWay and I started reading it yesterday.  Oh, my, it's gonna be a good one.  I'm happy to have Julie stopping by today.  She's been writing for a few years so many of you know a lot … [Read more...]

Checkmate by Steven James & Giveaway

New novel from best selling suspense writer Today I'm happy to have novelist Steven James here with us.  He just released Checkmate, the final book in The Bower Files Series.  To celebrate, we're going to give away some copies of the new book!  So be sure to check out the bottom of this post. But first, Steven is here to share about Checkmate and how he found some of his inspiration for part of the plot.   When a clandestine FBI facility is attacked, Special Agent Patrick Bowers is drawn … [Read more...]

Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay

New Christian Romance Novel I love it when I’m so into a book that I devour it in less than 3 days. House doesn’t get cleaned. Clothes don’t get ironed. Only reading the book matters. That was my recent experience with Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay. As I started the book, I wondered if I would enjoy it as much as her debut novel from last year, Dear Mr. Knightley, which was one of my favorite novels of 2013. Within a few pages of meeting Katherine’s new characters, I knew there would be … [Read more...]

Where Treetops Glisten

New Christmas Novel and a Giveaway! Last Friday, I introduced you to some of the new Christmas novels that are at LifeWay Christian Stores this season.   In honor of Veteran's Day today,  I'm happy to welcome the authors of one of the new books to the blog today!  Where Treetops Glisten is a collection of three heartwarming stories of courage and Christmas romance set against a World War II backdrop.  Popular novelists Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, and Sarah Sundin are well known for their love of … [Read more...]