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...]

Playing Saint by Zachary Bartels

New voice in Christian fiction Publishers frequently ask me, "what kind of fiction books do we need to be publishing more of?"  I quickly answer them with "quality suspense novels that appeal to all but especially to men."  Thanks to Thomas Nelson Publishers, we have a new author in this genre.  Zachary Bartels has released his debut novel, Playing Saint.  If you're a fan of suspense and mystery then you'll want to give Zachary a try.  Playing Saint is already garning some nice praise: “A … [Read more...]

Christmas Novels

New holiday Christian fiction LifeWay Christian Store's Christmas promotions kicked off this week.  So... Merry Christmas to you and yours! To help get your holiday spirit juices flowing (yes, on November 7), I wanted to share some of the new Christmas novels that are out this year.  I know some people have the annual tradition of reading lots of Christmas stories together as a family.  Maybe these books will be good options for you to share with other readers in your family this … [Read more...]

A. D. 30 by Ted Dekker

Unique new novel from Ted Dekker Releasing Tuesday is A. D. 30 from bestselling novelist Ted Dekker. This is a unique departure for Dekker, who is known more for his suspense and thriller novels. But, it’s a story that he has been formulating for almost 10 years. A sweeping epic set in the harsh deserts of Arabia and ancient Palestine. A war that rages between kingdoms on the earth and in the heart. The harrowing journey of the woman at the center of it all. Step back in time to the … [Read more...]

Christian Romantic Suspense Novels

New releases from two top authors It's so much fun to see the romantic suspense genre gaining more ground within the Christian fiction world over the last few years.  Dee Henderson kicked it off for us many years ago (shout out to the O'Malleys!) and now we have lots of great new voices writing in this area.  Two of LifeWay's top authors in this area are Irene Hannon and Lynette Eason.  I have read both through the years and can 100% recommend them to you.  If you've read every word that … [Read more...]

Coming Soon to LifeWay

New Christian Regency Romance Novel Julie Klassen has been one of LifeWay Christian Store's fastest growing authors over the last three years.  With each new novel, her popularity grows and grows.  Julie has masterfully brought regency romance novels to the Christian market, a need that we have had for many years. As a perfect Christmas gift to her readers this year, her new novel will be releasing in December instead of January!  Hooray! So we have just a month and a half to wait for it.   … [Read more...]

The Forgiven by Marta Perry

New series by popular Christian novelist Happy Friday to you!  We made it! Today I'm happy to have novelist Marta Perry joining us.  She has just released The Forgiven, the first book in her new series The Keepers of the Promise.  Before Marta comes, let me give you a peak at the story. When three women, all cousins, are given the task of sorting through the treasures of several generations of their Amish family, they each discover a story from the past that provides insights and … [Read more...]