Today’s Christian romances offer a variety of scenarios in which characters endure trying and relatable situations. Finding the ones that resonate depends on patron reading tastes.
Smith’s Pick of the Month, plus a Quintet of Inspirational Romance | Christian Fiction Reviews, September 1, 2015
Dare, Tessa. When a Scot Ties the Knot. Avon. (Castles Ever After, Bk. 3). Sept. 2015. 384p. ISBN 9780062349026. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062349033. HISTORICAL ROMANCE Terrified to the point of paralysis at the thought of enduring her first London season, 16-year-old Madeline Gracechurch invents a fiancé and the love of her life—a heart-stopping Highlander […]
Bowen, Lila. Wake of Vultures. Orbit: Hachette. (Shadow, Bk. 1). 2015. 320p. ISBN 9780316264310. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780316264303. FANTASY Bowen’s debut, a fantastical coming-of-age Western, introduces half-Native American, half-African American teenager Nettie Lonesome. Raised by foster parents who treat her like a slave, Nettie learned early on how to take care of herself, and she isn’t […]
Byron, Ellen. Plantation Shudders: A Cajun Country Mystery. Crooked Lane. Aug. 2015. ISBN 9781629532509. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781629532516. M Having returned to Louisiana after a humiliating breakup and the derailment of her Manhattan career, Maggie Crozat now helps her parents run their plantation bed-and-breakfast. When two guests drop dead within minutes of each other, her […]