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LJ Fiction | Review Alert, November 1, 2017

Allende puts a human face on the realities of illegal immigration, broken hearts, courage, and healing; Ellis has written a riveting tale that begs to be read in one sitting; Fans of the Brontës, Charles Dickens, and Victorian gothic fiction will enjoy Politano’s well-crafted debut; for fans of offbeat mysteries, Fowler’s long-running series continues to offer some of the best reading; Ata’s artistry can help readers understand how living with illness changes everything; another stunning achievement from an author who seems to produce only stunning achievements

Christmas Can Be Murder: 27 Tales of Yule

This year there’s plenty of homicide for the holidays, along with a pack of dog stories and all kinds of delicious holiday treats.

Honoring Christian Fiction’s Best | Carol Awards 2017

The 16th annual conference of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), held September 21–24 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, TX, culminated in the awards gala and the announcement of the 2017 Carol Award winners for excellence in Christian fiction.

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.