After years of writing novels, I’ve been privileged to meet many authors of Christian fiction, and I love to help readers find their work. Although I usually haven’t read the books I share in my Christian Fiction Wednesday posts (too many books, too little time), I like to feature their books to help readers find them. Check out these books and maybe you’ll discover another favorite author or two.
by Sandra D. Bricker
Quilts of Love series from Abingdon Press: Grayson McDonough has no use for teal ribbons, 5k runs, or ovarian cancer support groups now that his beautiful wife Jenna is gone. But their nine-year-old daughter Sadie seems to need the connection. When Annabelle Curtis, the beautiful cancer survivor organizing the memory quilt project for the Ovacome support group, begins to bring out the silly and fun side of his precious daughter again, Gray must set aside his own grief to support the healing of Sadie’s young heart. But is there hope for Gray’s heart too along the way?
For more than a decade, Sandra D. Bricker lived in Los Angeles and, while writing in every spare moment, worked as a personal assistant and publicist to some of daytime television’s hottest stars. Since then, she has moved to Wesley Chapel, Florida and published more than 15 romantic comedies for the inspirational market, including the Another Emma Rae Creation series that started with Always the Baker Never the Bride. Visit Sandra at www.SandraDBricker.com.
A PIONEER CHRISTMAS COLLECTION
by Vickie McDonough (and Margaret Brownley, Kathleen Fuller, Marcia Gruver, Cynthia Hickey, Shannon McNear, Lauraine Snelling, Michelle Ule, Anna Carrie Urquhart)
Journey along with American settlers who learn that despite where the trail takes them or how primitive their lodgings may be Christmas is all about the heart. Determined to honor Christ’s birth, these pioneers find a way to make Christmas happen in places like a cave, a tipi, and a dugout. Modern readers will enjoy a peek into life before commercialism took over the sacred day, distracting us from the true blessings of faith, hope, and love. Enjoy nine original novellas of Christmas romance as penned from many of today’s leading Christian authors, including Lauraine Snelling, Margaret Brownley, Kathleen Fuller, and Vickie McDonough.
Vickie McDonough is an award-winning author of 27 books and novellas. Her novels include the fun and feisty Texas Boardinghouse Brides series and Long Trail Home and End of the Trail in the Texas Trails series. Long Trail Home won the Inspirational category of the 2012 Booksellers’ Best Awards. Coming this summer: Whispers on the Prairie, the first book in an exciting new series set in 1870s Kansas. More about Vickie: Website: www.vickiemcdonough.com, Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/VickieMcDonough, Twitter: https://twitter.com/vickiemcdonough
by Gina Welborn
As Christmas approaches, Civil War widow Marianne Plum thanks the Lord every day she never had children. The last thing she’d want is to raise a child alone. So when an orphaned girl arrives in town looking for her cousins, the charming and joyful Deputy Sheriff Ezekiel Norcross asks Marianne to give the child a place to stay. . .only until her cousins are found. Soon the girl’s mischievous exploits send Marianne repeatedly to Zeke, who shows her the greatest peace on earth comes with learning to give and to receive love.
Faith Hope & Love chapter president Gina Welborn worked in news radio writing copy until she had a stunning epiphany—the news of the day is rather depressing! Thus, she took up writing romances because they always end happily ever after. A moderately obsessive fan of Battlestar Galactica, Community, and Once Upon a Time, Gina resides in a wee little town outside a larger (but not large) town in SW Oklahoma. Thanks to her pastor-husband’s ability to spray a fabulous chemical called Demon, her children don’t get to enjoy raising hunter spiders, grasshoppers, and crickets. While they are (mostly) saddened, Gina is delighted.
MURDER WITH MERCY
by Veronica Heley
This is the fourteenth (yes really!) Ellie Quicke.
Ellie is asked to investigate whether or not certain deaths in the community are exactly what they seem, while her pregnant, difficult daughter Diana is struggling to cope at work, and her husband is still in a wheelchair. What’s more, sabotage at the big house nearby is being blamed on young Mikey, who is certainly up to something. Can Ellie track down whoever it is who is killing for mercy, keep Mikey out of the clutches of Social Services, and steer her difficult daughter Diana into calmer waters?
Veronica Heley was first published 40 years ago and celebrates her 71st book publication this year. Currently commissioned to write two series of gentle crime stories a year, each title appears as hardback, paperback, audiobook, large print and also as an ebook. She is regularly commissioned to write short stories, and brings out a monthly newsletter for her readers, which later appears as a blog on her website.
A LOG CABIN CHRISTMAS (novella collection reissue)
by Debra Ullrick, Erica Vetsch, Jane Kirkpatrick, Kelly Eileen Hake, Liz Johnson, Liz Tolsma, Margaret Brownley, Michelle Ule, & Wanda Brunstetter
Experience Christmas through the eyes of adventuresome settlers who relied on log cabins built from trees on their own land to see them through the cruel forces of winter. Discover how rough-hewed shelters become a home in which faith, hope, and love can flourish. Marvel in the blessings of Christmas celebrations without the trappings of modern commercialism where the true meaning of the day shines through.
Together the authors represent more than 150 titles with many millions in print. The New York Times bestselling collection of 2011 is a classic of Christmas inspiration.