There’s lots of focus on the next and best read, and I get that. You know me – love the excitement and anticipation of a new author and/or a new story. But there’s something to be said of searching back through your book treasures and rediscovering some books you adored some ten or twenty years ago! When I think of some beloved reads of many years past, here are some that come to mind for me:
- Bodie Thoene’s Zion Covenant and Zion Chronicles series
- Francine Rivers’ The Atonement Child
- Linda Wichman’s Legend of the Emerald Rose
- Karen Hancock’s Legends of
Meet an art historian and a reporter in
A Sparrow in Terezin
Bound together across time, two women will discover a powerful connection through one survivor’s story of hope in the darkest days of a war-torn world.
Present Day—With the grand opening of her new art gallery and a fairytale wedding just around the corner, Sera James feels she’s stumbled into a charmed life—until a brutal legal battle against fiancé William Hanover threatens to destroy the perfectly planned future she’s planned before it even begins. Now, after an eleventh-hour wedding ceremony …
A gifted rider in a world where ladies never race, Maggie Linden is determined that her horse will become a champion. But the one man who could help her has vowed to stay away from thoroughbred racing forever.
An Irishman far from home, Cullen McGrath left a once prosperous life in England because of a horse racing scandal that nearly ruined him. He’s come to Nashville for a fresh start, hoping to buy land and begin farming, all while determined to stay as far away from thoroughbred racing as possible. But starting over proves harder than he’d wagered, especially …
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A book character that sticks in my mind is… Why? Mickey Bolitar, created by Harlan Coben. Mickey is a high school student who doesn’t fit in with the sports crowd or the in-crowd, but with those who see the world a little differently. He picks loners as friends then dives into being true even when friendship leads him to danger. All the while, he’s struggling to find out what happened to his deceased father.
The last book that made me cry was… The Auschwitz Escape by …
The publishing world has changed a bit in the last decade, hasn’t it? As readers, we have more choice than ever as independent publishing gains more respect as quality books emerge and many well known writers exercise the choice to become hybrid writers – still publishing traditionally but going indie with previously published novels, or writing new ones.
If you have hung around here, you will know I’ve become quite the fan of a number of indie writers whose quality of story is there in spades, and in a number of cases, well exceeds some of the traditionally published books …