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Reach for Something New | Christian Fiction Reviews

This month’s column features three novella anthologies from popular CF authors spanning suspense, romance, sf, horror, and historical fiction. The Regency Brides Collection, The Assault, and Brides of Montana serve as perfect introductory appetizers for those who may be unsure about what to reach for next.

LJ Fiction | Review Alert, September 1, 2017

A tension-filled tour de force of suspense and human emotions from debuter Nelson; Snow’s action-packed, erotic series concludes with a scintillating Rule Changer; Remender and Murphy turn in one of the most fully realized graphic works of the last decade; Nobel Laureate Modiano, Latin American sensation Gamboa, best-selling Israeli author Nevo, and more; Massey’s fans and historical fiction lovers will enjoy this original outing

Awards Season Gets Underway | Christian Fiction Reviews

Linden’s debut novel is a bittersweet tale of enduring friendship, family ties, and the complexities of love; Reid is in a class by herself with this tender love story with an unusual twist; Sleeman’s gritty, high-octane plot will keep the pages flying until the heart-stopping finale; White once again demonstrates her mastery of historical detail with polished prose and thorough research

First Steps | Debut Novels

Summer fiction titles from first-timers bend the boundaries in this debut preview.

A Reading Checklist: Sizzling New Summer Fiction, plus Old Favorites

Summer reading isn’t just for children! Escape into a great book with these suggestions from members of the 2017–18 American Library ­Association (ALA) RUSA/CODES Reading List Council. There’s something for every reader in the eight genres the list recognizes—adrenaline, fantasy, horror, historical, mystery, romance, sf, and women’s fiction.

LJ Fiction Reviews: June 1, 2017

Linden’s debut will engage readers of thoughtful women’s fiction; Dave’s latest is sure to make some of the “Best of Summer” book lists; summer picks by RUSA’s Recommended Reading List Council; Delisle’s Hostage may be the masterpiece that elevates his name to the ranks of legends; Goldman’s storytelling blends irreverent humor and distinctive setting

Summer Escapes: Roll Out the Beach Towel with Some Genre Fiction

Vacation season is approaching, and readers will be contemplating their book lists as carefully as they plan their holidays. To help them find that perfect literary escape, LJ turned to genre fiction columnists and genre experts. Here are their picks for what they anticipate to be hot summer reads.

LJ Fiction Reviews: March 15, 2017

Inspiring in tone, Denton’s delicious debut delivers a must-read; an excellent series of Sapphic fantasies; McClellan’s skillful worldbuilding and nuanced characters will undoubtedly tempt readers to go back to his earlier work; with hints of a YA coming-of-age tale, Trophy Son will draw in sports fiction fans; Ludwig’s triumphant achievement is borne from his own experience as the adoptive parent of a teen with autism

Boyd/Kirk’s Debut of the Month, Fuller, Liggett, Marasco, Parker, plus New Series Lineup | Christian Fiction Reviews, February 1, 2017

VALENTINE’S DAY is not the only holiday we celebrate in February. Did you know that it is also Library Lovers’ Month? This month’s column reveals that there’s plenty of love to go around.

Q&A: M. Simone Boyd & Onnie I. Kirk Jr.

The Day Sonny Died, coauthored by daughter/father writing team M. Simone Boyd and ­Onnie I. Kirk Jr., is a gritty, poignant, and realistic debut novel about three generations of an African American family struck repeatedly by violent tragedy.