LJ Fiction Reviews: September 1, 2015


New fiction titles to be reviewed in the September 1, 2015 issue of Library Journal. The list includes pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience.

Award Winner Mason’s Debut of the Month, Dellosso, McNeill, & Latest Series Lineup | Christian Fiction Reviews, June 1, 2015


Part historical romance, part family drama from Mason; Dellosso delivers a tense psychological thriller; former TV anchor McNeill’s debut will resonate with readers of contemporary women’s fiction

Sleiman’s Pick of the Month, plus a Versatile Pittman, Romantic Tagg, & Historical Whitson | Christian Fiction Reviews, April 1, 2015


Sleiman launches an action-packed, historical series of adventure and romance; Pittman’s moving tale of temptation, surrender, guilt, and redemption; Tagg writes humorous, gentle romances with a wisp of faith throughout.

Cambron’s Pick of the Month, Biblical Landsem, Inspirational Hauck | Christian Fiction Reviews, February 1, 2015


Fans of Cambron will gravitate to this tale of the power of faith and love to cope with impossible situations; Hauck’s latest inspirational romance is perfect for Valentine’s Day; Landsem’s well-crafted tale of strength, hope, and love.

Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction


The best genre fiction of 2014, as chosen by Library Journal’s columnists.

Crossing Over | Christian Fiction Genre Spotlight


It is no shocker that the publishing game is under­going rapid-fire change. The astonishing growth in self-­publishing (over half a million self-published titles were released in 2013, up 400 percent since 2008, according to a recent Bowker report), the continued improvements in ereaders and digital reading apps, the rise in print on demand, and mergers among the Big Six (now Big Five) publishers are creating ripple effects throughout the industry.

Collins’s Legal Thriller, Dekker’s Pick of the Month, & A Tale of Christmas Forever | Christian Fiction Reviews, November 15, 2014


Collins has written a fast-paced, plot-driven tale of suspense; Dekker’s A.D. 30 is biblical fiction of the highest caliber; Miller delivers a heartrending tale of family, love, and forgiveness.

Christmas Literary Escapes: Head Home for the Holidays with These 21 Festive Titles


These holiday tales will soon have you wanting to pack up and visit a small town (or island) for Christmas, so settle in for another snowy season of crime and family get-togethers.

Lee, McDonough, Parks’s Debut of the Month, Holiday Titles | Christian Fiction Reviews


Lee builds a dramatic and unforgettable portrait of an intriguing woman, McDonough’s well-rounded, sympathetically drawn characters feel like old friends, Parks’s action-packed and compelling tale of suspense is haunting in its intensity.

Q&A: Tosca Lee

Tosca Lee

Lee, author of The Legend of Sheba: Rise of a Queen, talks to LJ about her latest project, which explores the life of Bilqis, the mysterious ruler who matched wits with King Solomon and who today holds a place in Ethiopian oral tradition and women’s history.