Faith In Fiction Saturday

Faith In Fiction Saturday is presented by My Friend Amy.  This weeks question was:

What Christian Fiction books am I looking forward to in 2010?

So…. I thought I would list a few here.

Beguiled by Deeanne Gist, Mark Betrand:   Rylee Monroe, a dogwalker in Charleston’s wealthiest neighborhood, never feared the streets at night. But now a thief is terrorizing the area and worse, someone seems to be targeting her. Reporter Logan Woods is covering the break-ins with the hope of publishing them as a true-crime book. The more he digs, the more he realizes this beguiling dogwalker seems to be at the center of everything.As danger draws ever closer, Logan must choose: Chase the girl, the story, or plunge into the shadows after the villain who threatens everything?

As Young As We Feel by Melody Carlson:   Once there were four Lindas in a first grade classroom. Inseparable, they laughed and cried through their tweens and teens—and then went their own ways. Forty-seven years later, a reunion has brought the successful attorney, empty nester, frustrated artist, and aging starlet together again. Join them as they discover that friendship knows no statute of limitations

Her Mother’s Hope by Francine Rivers:  The first in an epic two-book saga by beloved author Francine Rivers, this sweeping story explores the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters over several generations. Near the turn of the 20th century, fiery Marta leaves Switzerland determined to find life on her own terms. Her journey takes her through Europe and finally lands her with children and husband in tow in the central valley of California. Marta’s experiences convince her that only the strong survive. Hildie, Marta’s oldest daughter, has a heart to serve others, and her calling as a nurse gives her independence, if not the respect of her mother. Amid the drama of WWII, Hildie marries and begins a family of her own. She wants her daughter never to doubt her love-but the challenges of life conspire against her vow. Each woman is forced to confront her faulty but well-meaning desire to help her daughter find her God-given place in the world.

In the steamy city of New Orleans in 1974, Amalise Catoir sees Phillip Sharp as a charming, magnetic artist, unlike any man she has known. A young lawyer herself, raised in a small-town Christian home and on the brink of a career with a large firm, she is strong and successful, yet sometimes too trusting and whimsical. Ama’s rash decision to marry Phillip proves to be a mistake as he becomes overly possessive, drawing his wife away from family, friends, and her faith. His insidious, dangerous behavior becomes her dark, inescapable secret.

In this lawyer’s unraveling world, can grace survive Ama’s fatal choice? What would you do when prayers seem to go unanswered, faith has slipped away, evil stalks, and you feel yourself forever dancing on shattered glass?

These are few that I am looking forward to.  I also currently have Ted Decker’s The Bride Collector.  I havent read Decker in a while but have his last three books on hand.  I am looking forward to visiting his works again.

12 thoughts on “Faith In Fiction Saturday

  1. What is the name of that last book & author? It looks good, but I can’t tell anything about the book cover. Sorry. I REALLY love Francine Rivers and am so excited for her new book! Thanks for listing it!!

  2. librarypat

    Have read several of Deeanne Gist’s historicals and like her books.
    Francine Rivers is a sure bet with anything she writes.
    Dancing on Glass is one I’ll have to check out.

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