Tuesday, February 23, 2010

{value fiction}

I love to fill my shelves with new books. There's just something about fresh pages that draw me in. Of course, my single bookshelf is about bursting at the seams...but that doesn't stop me. Books can also be expensive, so here's a little information about some {value fiction}.

{from Waterbrook Multnomah}

Value Fiction For Your Spring Break
Fiction lovers don’t need to budget to travel this spring break with Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group’s six full-length novels by beloved Christian authors (WaterBrook, February 16, 2010). At the low cost of only $5.99, these well-read “get-aways” provide quality entertainment at a price that any reader can afford.

Full-length novels offered include:

by Robin Jones Gunn - Jessica has moved to a new town to start a new life. But a friendly fire-fighter and a suspicious boss both want to know what she’s hiding.

Beneath a Southern Sky
by Deborah Raney – Daria Camfield is expecting her first child when her husband Nate is reported dead on the mission field. Devastated, she returns to the States and soon marries again. But two years later Nate is found alive in the jungle. How can Daria possibly choose between he two men who love her?

The Golden Cross
by Angela Elwell Hunt – Aidan O’Connor may be a poor barmaid but she’s also a gifted artists. When a famous cartographer takes her on as a student, Aidan is swept into an adventure that will bring her back to her heavenly Father, and into marriage with the love of her life.

Deep Harbor
by Lisa Tawn Bergren – Tora, Elsa, Kaatje, and Karl face trouble, tragedy, and treachery across the Wast, Hawaii, Japan, and the high seas. These four immigrants from Bergen, Norway, each grow closer to God and learn afresh the value of faith, family, and coming alongside each other in times of need.

Faithful Heart
by Al and Joanna Lacy – The adventures of certified medical nurse and dedicated Christian Breanna Baylor continue as she travels by wagon train to visit her sister, Dottie, in California. Little does she know that her most dangerous encounter might be with Jerrod, her brother-in-law, who’s suffering from dementia caused by combat fatigue.

Yesterday’s Promise
by Linda Lee Chaikin – Rogan Chantry faces danger from tribesmen, ruthless politicians, and his own family as he searches for gold in South Africa. In England, his beloved Evy is injured by a mysterious assailant. The greed and intrigue surrounding the diamond mines could very well drive them irrevocably apart.

You can find these books on Waterbrook Multnomah's site under New Releases.


I received 2 of these titles to review. Here are my thoughts:

by Linda Lee Chaikin
When I got this book, I read the back thoroughly and saw that it was included in the Historical Fiction/Romance genre - right up my alley! There's also a touch of mystery and intrigue, so even better. Yesterday's Promise was a good read, the 2nd in a series. Fortunately, I wasn't lost in the plot, even though it's not the first book. I enjoyed following Rogan and Evy's story, from South Africa to England and back again. And as soon as I finished it, I was hoping for the 1st and 3rd books to drop into my lap so I could finish their story! This is one I'd slip into my shelf, and probably read again.

by Al Lacy
This book is also the 2nd in a series, but the author included a prologue which reviews anything missed. But this book was a little harder for me to get into. The writing style is different then I'm used to, and not necessarily a style I enjoyed. To me it seemed...manly? Of course, the author is a man. :)
The story wasn't bad. I appreciated the faithful heart, even in trying circumstances. Often it's easier not to have a faithful heart. And of course, there was a happy ending, though touched with a bit of sadness. I would place this book on my shelf, but I'm not sure I would read it again. Purely my own opinion, of course.


Have you added anything to your reading list? Personally, I'd like to read Beneath a Southern Sky and The Golden Cross. Let me know which titles interest you!

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**I received review copies of these books from Waterbrook Multnomah. The opinions are my own.**

1 comment:

ClassiclyAmber said...

Those sound like great reads! I'm also interested in what happens in Beneath a Southern Sky. If you get that one soon, do tell!

Also, I'm probably gonna have to pick up a copy of Yesterday's Promise. Your review of it sounds like it's right up my alley, too! =-D