Murder at the Empire ~ the cover reveal!

When I was invited to participate in The Ever After Mysteries, a Celebrate Lit collection of 1920’s mysteries inspired by fairy tales, I couldn’t resist. I’m a great fan of mysteries from the Golden Age of Detective Fiction, and I read at least a thousand fairy tales as a child. To be honest… I set about it backward. I knew I wanted to write about a young woman who plays the organ for silent films at a movie palace, so I pulled out some of my old books (yes, the fairy tales books from my childhood) and looked for one that could serve as a basis for my story. It didn’t take me long to realize that The Nightingale was the perfect choice. The Nightingale is set in China, where an Emperor has a palace filled with beautiful and very fragile treasures. It’s so full of these things that no one can move through it easily, but he wants it all on display. In his gardens, he has gardeners tie bells on the prettiest flowers, so no one misses them. One day, he hears a nightingale singing, and he has it brought to the palace. He’s surprised to learn that Read More

ACFW Christian Fiction ~ New Releases ~ February 2021

February 2021 Preorders and New Releases Do you enjoy Christian Fiction?  Check out these new books from American Christian Fiction Writers  (ACFW) members!  More in-depth descriptions of these ACFW Christian Fiction books can be found at fictionfinder.com –   a searchable website for the best in ACFW Christian Fiction of every genre. Historical Romance The Paris Dressmaker by Kristy Cambron — From fashion to desperation and haute couture to the perils of humanity, The Paris Dressmaker weaves a story of two worlds colliding years apart—where satin and lace stand between life and death in the brutal underbelly of a war-torn world. (Historical Romance from HarperCollins Christian Publishing (Thomas Nelson and Zondervan)) A Change of Scenery by Davalynn Spencer — A motorcar accident on a rainy Chicago night steals Ella Canaday’s fiancé as well as her ability to ride. Clinging to the remnants of her independence, she cuts her hair and her ties with her wealthy father and takes a train west as the seamstress with a moving-picture company. Colorado offers the change of scenery she needs. But she doesn’t expect the bold cowboy who challenges her to reclaim both the loves she thought she’d lost forever. (Historical Romance from Wilson Creek Read More

ACFW Christian Fiction ~ New Releases ~ January 2021

January 2021 Preorders and New Releases Do you enjoy Christian Fiction?  Check out these new books from American Christian Fiction Writers  (ACFW) members!  More in-depth descriptions of these ACFW Christian Fiction books can be found at fictionfinder.com –   a searchable website for the best in ACFW Christian Fiction of every genre. Contemporary: A Future for His Twins by Susanne Dietze — Will these children get their greatest wish? (Contemporary Romance from Love Inspired [Harlequin]) For the Love of Joy by Janet W. Ferguson — When she’s suddenly injured with not a soul to help her or her son, Joy is forced to rely on the man who has the most reasons to hate her. (Contemporary Romance, Independently Published) An Unexpected Arrangement by Heidi McCahan — He needed a fresh start, but twin babies weren’t part of the plan… (Contemporary Romance, Love Inspired [Harlequin]) An Unlikely Proposal by Toni Shiloh — For these two best friends, marriage could be their greatest test yet. (Contemporary Romance from Love Inspired [Harlequin]) Historical: All Through the Night by Tara Johnson — When Joshua and Cadence unearth the workings of a secret society so vile, the course of their lives, and the war, could be Read More

ACFW Christian Fiction ~ New Releases ~ December 2020

December 2020 Preorders and New Releases Do you enjoy Christian Fiction?  Check out these new books from American Christian Fiction Writers  (ACFW) members!  More in-depth descriptions of these ACFW Christian Fiction books can be found at fictionfinder.com –   a searchable website for the best in ACFW Christian Fiction of every genre. Contemporary Romance: A Prayer Quilt Christmas by Nancy J. Farrier — Meg’s ex-husband took her boys away for the holidays, and she’s lost her heart to celebrate, but Wade is determined to make this Christmas special for her. (Contemporary Romance, Independently Published)   His Holiday Prayer by Tina Radcliffe — After receiving an unexpected job offer in Texas, widower Tucker Rainbolt decides he and his twins need a fresh start. But moving on means leaving his best friend, Jena Harper, and their vet clinic behind. For the first time, Tucker sees Jena as more than a buddy. What if leaving isn’t the answer? Maybe what he’s been missing has been right beside him the whole time… (Contemporary Romance from Love Inspired [Harlequin]) Christmas on Ocracoke by Christina Sinisi — Reeling from the upheaval of a failed marriage, Annie Hanahan is desperate for a new start—and when she inherits a Read More

ACFW Christian Fiction ~ New Releases ~ July 2020

July 2020 Preorders and New Releases Do you enjoy Christian Fiction?  Check out these new books from American Christian Fiction Writers  (ACFW) members!  More in-depth descriptions of these ACFW Christian Fiction books can be found at fictionfinder.com –   a searchable website for the best in ACFW Christian Fiction of every genre. Contemporary Romance:   How Sweet It Is by Robin Lee Hatcher — A businessman trying to reconnect with his brother returns to his hometown and rents the apartment where his great-great-grandparents lived during the late 1920s. He never suspects his attractive landlady, a struggling restaurant owner who works with women at a local shelter, is the one person who might help him reach his brother. (Contemporary Romance from HarperCollins Christian Publishing)   Love’s Autumn Harvest by Patricia Lee — A widow, a divorcee, and a widower find themselves in a love triangle that gets complicated as each one finds themselves drawn into the tangled web they weave. (Contemporary Romance from Mountain Brook Ink) Ready to Trust by Tina Radcliffe — Rancher Reece Rainbolt’s shocked to learn he’s inherited half of Claire Ballard’s family farm—and that he’s a father. Now Claire’s determined to break ties with the man who once Read More

116 Christian Fiction Kindle Books in every genre – no strings attached!

Have you been reading more, in this time of social distancing?  I hope you are.  Social media is full of panic and forebodings. Even Christians, with our faith in a God who loves and protects us, can be alarmed by the news. We need words of encouragement, uplifting stories to brighten our days. Right now, many Christian authors are offering their Kindle books free, just to bless readers in this time of uncertainty.  Take this opportunity to fill up your e-reader with good books that glorify God. Most of these books will only be free for a few days, so be sure to check the price before you order them! I scanned the listings and reviews to make sure they really are Christian fiction, but I haven’t read them all. The books come with no strings attached, but I have a couple of suggestions if you’d like to thank the author.  First, leave an Amazon review.  It doesn’t have to be long or fancy – just a note that you enjoyed the book. Second, if you are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber and the book is available in Kindle Unlimited, consider borrowing and reading it that way. It’s not required. You Read More