Read a good book lately? I have. 15 in fact!
Below are fourteen Christian novels that I read in 2014 … and the one I’m currently reading. (I’m enjoying it.)
All the books that I read last year were awesome–honestly! I loved them so much that I’m recommending them to you!
I’ve included 15 GREAT books below with a 3 or 4-sentence review!
This is the first Southern novel that I read by Tammy, and it won’t be my last. I learned so much about history, and I fell in love with the characters in the process. I have to admit it made me want to learn to paint … or attend a ball!
I picked up Larkspur Cove because I wanted to try a new author, and I was amazed by how much I loved Lisa’s writing. Real-to-life characters made me really care. And some quirky characters kept me laughing. And the hero … swoon worthy!
I loved Larkspur Cove so much I put it down and I picked up Blue Moon Bay. I wasn’t disappointed. It’s a romance set in a former funeral home … yes, you read that right! Loved it!
I’ve never read a Francine Rivers book that I didn’t love. A Bridge to Haven didn’t disappoint. Francine not only takes me on a character’s heart journey, her words always inspire me to consider my own heart before God, too.
Beverly Lewis is the “grandmother” of Amish fiction, and as an author of Amish novels I knew I needed to read her. I enjoyed all three books in this series. The story captured me and I read one after the other. Now I know why people got hooked on Amish fiction after reading these!
I’m currently writing an Amish cozy mystery. (In fact, I just finished at 2:00 a.m. last night!) I read Vannetta’s book to inspire me. It was a fun read that had me guessing.
Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Vannetta Chapman, and Tricia Goyer
Yes, I’m one of the authors in this collection, but I also greatly enjoyed the other three stories. (And if you’ve read and enjoyed any of my novels set in West Kooteni, I do believe you’ll love Seeds of Faith.) Each author’s story centered around a garden, and each story made me smile … and want to start a garden of my own.
Rachel Hauck never disappoints. It was a fun, captivating novel that swept me away … and actually made me enjoy the REAL royal family even more. This was another book that I put down and then picked up the next one in the series immediate. A sign of a great book!
I started Princess Ever After the day after I put down Once Upon a Prince. I listened to it on audiobook during a long car ride, and my 20-year-old son got hooked on the story too. The characters kept us smiling across many miles. When the story ended Nathan turned to me and said, “That was really good.”
Robin Lee Hatcher
Robin Lee Hatcher is a favorite authors. Robin is also a sweet friend. That’s why this story was especially wonderful to me. It’s a glimpse into Robin’s personal story … or rather personal miracle!
This was my first Elizabeth Camden book, and it was SO unique. The characters and circumstances really impressed me. If you want something different from a typical Christian novel I’d highly recommend this book.
Susan May Warren
Susan May Warren is another favorite author. (I’m glad I can say this with honesty since she’s also a good friend.) I fell in love with the Christiansen family. And it reminds me that I need to pick up Book 2!
The book I’m currently reading:
This is my first Julie Klassen book and it won’t be my last. I’ve had to read this book slowly since I’ve been writing my own novel … but I can’t wait to get back to in now that my novel is done. If you’re a history buff you’ll especially enjoy walking on this journey with Margaret Macy. And you’ll learn a thing or two along the way!
Did you find a few things for your reading list? I thought so!
I’d love to hear some of your favorites from 2014, too. A girl can’t have too many books on her to-be-read pile, right?