Newly-Free Christian Novels ~ No Strings Attached

Updated March 28 Here’s another list of newly-free Christian books! I hope you are reading good and encouraging books during this time of quarantine.  If you live in a pleasant climate, take your Kindle outside and read in the fresh air and sunshine! Here in Wisconsin, we’re still having fires in the fireplace every evening. That’s a cozy way to read! I’m so blessed by the number of Christian authors who are giving away their books right now, to help others through this challenging time.  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. The author gets paid for Kindle Unlimited page reads, even if the book is also available free.  If your Kindle Unlimited shelf is already full, though, go ahead and buy it (free), so you can read it later. It’s a gift. Romance and Women’s Fiction KNOX: The Montana Marshalls Read More

Free Christian Books – Mystery, Suspense, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Women’s Fiction and more

Updated March 28, 2020 Wow! So many free books this week, to entertain us in this time of quarantine.  All of these Kindle books are absolutely free on Amazon right now – no strings attached – but it would be a great blessing to thank these generous authors by leaving a review when you finish a book.  In each of these lists, I’ve been committed to including only books with a clear Christian worldview – books that glorify God. This has been challenging, because sometimes the Amazon categories aren’t accurate. When I wasn’t sure a book was specifically Christian in content, I read the description page, the author bio, and the reviews. The hardest part of this process was with the Science Fiction and Fantasy books. I had no idea there were so many Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy books! Many young people like these genres, and I wanted to have a “trustworthy” list for you. I might have missed some good ones, and I might have included something that you won’t find “Christian enough,” but I did my best! Previous Lists of Free Books Contemporary Christian Romance Amish and Historical Romance  I know I said this would be the Read More

Sins of the Past – a Novella Collection

  Sins of the Past Novellas vary, in length and in quality.  In a full-length novel, the author has more time to develop the plot and characters. The novella has to contain all of the story elements in a more compact package. It’s not an easy job – harder, in some ways, than writing a long book. The author has to develop a complete plot, create well-developed characters and (usually) write a believable romance  in a much shorter form. Novellas come in different sizes, usually between 25,000 and 45,000 words. Multi-author novella collections are popular, especially at Christmastime. They can be inexpensive and fun introduction to new authors. This novella collection from three distinguished writers of romantic suspense, was published one year ago, and I have already listened to it twice. Obviously, I liked it! All three of the authors are on my “read everything list.” Missing Dee Henderson’s O’Malley series is one of the most popular and enduring family sagas in its genre. I’ve read them all at least twice, so I had high expectations for her contribution to this collection, Missing. I was disappointed. As I considered it later, I decided that her full-length books are paced in Read More

Happy Valentine’s Day to Me – Baggage Claim is Here!

My wonderful, supportive husband brought me TWO dozen roses today: one for Valentine’s Day and one to congratulate me on the release of Baggage Claim. Isn’t he amazing? I sure do love him. In addition to working hard so I can stay home and write, he’s been so patient as I worked on preparing Baggage Claim for publication! Baggage Claim It’s a little like having a baby, but instead of nine months, Baggage Claim took me nearly nine years to produce. I started it in 2009 for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), All of my sons had finally graduated from high school, and after all those years of homeschooling, I had some free time to do “me” things! Then I got a real job and didn’t have time for writing anymore. I looked at it every so often, made a few edits, changed a few plot points… and then put it away again. After a few years, I forced myself to finish it, and then I set it aside again. I started an outline for a sequel. (Oh – I  was also working on a few other books, all of which followed that pattern. I have a very short attention Read More

ACFW Christian Fiction New Releases February 2017

February 2017 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website.   Biblical: Redeeming Grace by Jill Eileen Smith — When famine visits Bethlehem, Boaz holds out hope for rain while his relative Elimelech moves his wife Naomi and their sons to Moab. For a while, it appears the Lord is blessing Elimelech’s family, and his sons marry two lovely Moabite women. But calamities strike, one after another, leaving Naomi alone in a foreign land with only her childless daughters-in-law for comfort. When news reaches Naomi that the famine in Bethlehem has lifted, only Ruth will hazard the journey to her mother-in-law’s homeland. Destitute and downhearted, Naomi resigns herself to a life of bitter poverty, but Ruth holds out hope for a better future. And Boaz may be the one God has chosen to provide it. (Biblical from Revell – A Division of Baker Publishing Group)   Biblical Romance: Building Benjamin by Barbara M. Britton — Naomi desires to dance well enough to catch the eye of a wealthy landowner. Her father needs a substantial bride price due to the deaths of her brothers at the hands of the tribe of Benjamin. Read More

Bite Size Book Reviews

I’m not feeling romantic this week. When I am stressed, instead of reaching for something lighthearted, I usually pick up a mystery or (slightly)romantic suspense novel. We moved two weeks ago, unexpectedly, and I listened to audiobooks while I worked on packing and cleaning.  When in Rome is an old favorite, and I always enjoy Kristen Heitzmann, but the others were new to me. Dangerous Passage by Lisa Harris is a FREE KINDLE BOOK! (Price may change without notice, but it’s free right now!) We are starting to settle into our new home – did I mention that it is an apartment in a Tudor castle? – but I’m still not ready to snuggle up with a romance. Expect more murder and violence next week… When in Rome, audiobook by Ngaio Marsh, read by Nadia May Retro Read! This classic detective story from 1969 is an old favorite. Ms. Marsh writes so clearly that the reader experiences the story more like a movie than a book. She researched Rome, its history and its legal system for this tale of blackmail and drug smuggling. Her characters are varied, each drawn with realistic attitudes and behaviors, and each has his or her Read More