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...]

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...]