Driftwood Tides by Gina Holmes

ldkjfsldkjf Today I'm happy to have novelist Gina Holmes with us to share about her new book, Driftwood Tides.  I fell in love with Gina's writing upon her debut release, Crossing Oceans, several years ago.  I read Driftwood Tides last week and really enjoyed it.  Gina has a gift of taking hard issues like adoption and alcoholism and crafting a beautiful, redemptive story.  I believe that a lot of Christian fiction can be an encouragement to people who are walking difficult roads.  Gina's … [Read more...]

All My Belongings by Cynthia Ruchti

Inspiration for characters from popular Christian novelist As the book buyer for LifeWay Christian Stores, I get most excited about telling people about authors that they should really check out.  I enjoy getting readers hooked on some of the amazing authors we have in the Christian publishing world.  A novelist that I hear only great things about is Cynthia Ruchti.  I've met this sweet lady a couple of times over the years and even had a chance to get to know her a bit more just a few weeks … [Read more...]

Legend of Sheba by Tosca Lee

New Christian Fiction from Tosca Lee Already being touted as one of her best books to date, The Legend of Sheba is sure to be a popular novel among Tosca Lee's legions of fans.   She is known for her thorough research which provides readers a fast-paced, page turner of a book.  With her new release, Tosca takes historical details about the queen of Sheba and imagines the rest of the story.    Her name is legend. Her story, the epic of nations. The Queen of Sheba. A powerful new novel of love, … [Read more...]

The Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate

Get to know a best selling Christian novelist I love introducing you to authors (especially novelists!) that I really want more people to get to know.  Lisa Wingate is one of them.  Many of you are very familiar with her as she has written several (with some best sellers, too!).  Lisa is becoming one of the leading voices in today's contemporary women's fiction and I fully expect her to have a long and successful writing career. Lisa just released her new novel, The Story Keeper, and it's … [Read more...]

Novelist of the Month: Laura Frantz

Get to know historical Christian fiction writer I wanted to introduce many of you to Laura Frantz.  If I had a list of authors that I believe any Christian fiction fan should read, she would be on it and would be pretty close to the top.  Laura is one of the best historical novelists in our industry.  I personally think she stands heads and shoulders above much of the writing that is in our Christian fiction market today.    Her writing is well researched and expertly crafted which gives … [Read more...]

Huge Release Day at LifeWay

New releases from top Christian authors I think today could be the biggest release day we've had while I've been working at LifeWay!  I don't recall one day where we have so many best selling authors releasing new books on the same day.  If you are a book fan then today is a day you're gonna love!  Let's look at the great nonfiction and fiction releases that are now available at LifeWay Christian Stores.  And all are on sale! The Grave Robber by Mark Batterson (on sale $17.24) Do we believe … [Read more...]

The Confession by Robert Whitlow

New Christian suspense novel Whew!  I'm so happy to see Friday.  Mama is ready for a relaxing weekend after a busy week.  How about you?  It's going to be uber hot here in Nashville so I forsee a weekend of staying cool indoors. If you're up for a new novel this weekend, you might want to check out the latest from best selling novelist Robert Whitlow.  The Confession harkens back to his legal suspense days that made Robert a leading voice in the Christian fiction world.  In Holt … [Read more...]

Herb of Grace

New Amish Christian Fiction Releases Well, I'm back in America after 12 days in Eastern Europe on a mission trip.  Since the jet lag is just setting in after a super late flight last night, I've recruited one more author to help out on the blog today. Adina Sneft has just released Herb of Grace which should be right up the alley to all the Amish fiction fans.  Here's a peak at the story... Amish widow Sarah Yoder has been struggling to raise her two teenaged sons and provide a home where … [Read more...]

The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron

Powerful Christian Fiction Debut My recruitment of authors to post while I'm on a mission trip continues today with debut novelist Kristy Cambron.  She recently released the beautiful book The Butterfly and the Violin.  I did a blog post on it a few weeks ago where I proceeded to gush over how much I enjoyed it. What I love is that while you're reading about Kristy's new book that is partially set in Auschwitz, I'm actually in Auschwitz, Poland!  My heart for Poland and for the people who … [Read more...]

The River by Beverly Lewis

New Christian Amish Novel The queen of the Amish fiction genre, Beverly Lewis, will be releasing her next novel on September 2.  The River will be her first stand along novel in awhile.   Beverly has sold over 17 million copies of books.  My stars, that's a lot of books!  Her new story will be another heartwarming tale of faith and family drama, set in the Amish community of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Formerly Amish, Tilly Lantz Barrows and her younger sister Ruth Lantz find themselves plagued … [Read more...]