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The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan | LJ Review

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Canadian author McMillan makes a terrific debut with this Edwardian mystery, mixing ­Sherlockian deduction with humor and a side order of romance.

McMillan’s Debut of the Month, Afshar, Nappa, Williamson, & New Series | Christian Fiction Reviews, April 1, 2016

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SPRING IS the perfect time for revitalizing our collections and our readers’ advisory skills. The face of Christian fiction (CF) is changing, and its popularity as a genre growing.

LJ Fiction Reviews: April 1, 2016

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Heart-racing adrenaline reads, atmospheric historicals, an operatic Spur of the Moment, plus revitalizing CF genre debuts, a season of searing erotica series, the moving journey of the Lilac Girls

Alexander’s Debut of the Month, Cantrell, Peterson, Turano, Plus New Series Lineup | Christian Fiction Reviews, February 1, 2016

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Alexander launches a promising trilogy, Christner’s quirky characters will engage fans of Amish fiction, Nelson pens a skillful mix of tense family drama and historical romance, Peterson’s riveting story of life in the mining camps of 1890s ­Montana

LJ Fiction Reviews: February 1, 2016

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A grieving widow finds joy again Where She Belongs; the stunning and otherwise uneventful Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper; famous author sleuths return to the crime scene

Trials and Tribulations | Christian Fiction Genre Spotlight

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Mainstream publishers drop Christian fiction lines, authors go indie, but the genre sees promise in a broader, more diverse readership. A report by Julia M. Reffner

Brunke’s Debut of the Month, Award-Winning Firsts (Davis, James), Series Lineup, & More | Christian Fiction Reviews, November 1, 2015

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Brunke is skilled at crafting sympathetic protagonists and lively accessible prose; Kanner’s characters crackle to life; Klassen spins a tale of secrets; Wiseman’s heartwarming tales feature diverse protagonists at different stages of life

LJ Fiction Reviews: November 1, 2015

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Winners of the Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild Operation First Novel Contest, festive inspirational CF, top fall indie fiction, recent Jewish fiction, plus riveting new entries from Crais, Eco, Preston/Child

The Spirit of Christmas: Inspirational Fiction To Put You in a Festive Mood

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A double treat for readers: two Amish holiday novellas; a Christmas Joy Ride traveling along Route 66; a little murder and mayhem from Collins; Gray’s sweet Christmas romance is written with exquisite skill

Lives, Loves, Losses: Books for Black History Month and Beyond

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Stunning memoir, fiction, poetry; thought-provoking history, political science, sociology; and fun mystery, romance, erotica to satisfy and stir readers all year round.