Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Value Fiction for Your Spring Break

Colorado Springs, CO— 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.

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?

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.

        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.

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.

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.

A word from Chaos:

Waterbrook provided me with Secrets and The Golden Cross.  My feeling is that these six novels are re-releases. I KNOW that the three I've read are. The best news about that is that many (if not all?) of them have sequels which are ALREADY available. You can't beat that! I'm going to avail myself of them sooner rather than later.

Secrets is a quick and easy read with a hint of suspense, though you get the feeling right off that the danger isn't all that dangerous (making it quite a bit more readable by chickens like me). And I'm afraid I shouldn't say much more as most of my comments would provide a spoiler. It's a nice read with a bit of romance, suspense, and, um, jealousy. On my part. And that's all I have to say about that.

The Golden Cross was RIVETING. I'm not sure why. The suspense doesn't even start up until you are halfway through the book and it drains off pretty quickly. It might simply be that I want the underdog to win once. There are several quotes in there, too, that I have marked and will copy down for reference. Wonderful word usage. And, I'll tell you this; I will be on a seek and find mission for the rest of the series. Though it isn't necessary to read them in order, this is the second in the series, so you may want to start with book one: The Silver Sword.

(I've read Beneath a Southern Sky also and it was and is positively wonderful! I sobbed in the epilogue and for about three days following. LOVE feeling a book that strongly! And that comment was a freebie.)

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