2 Quite Captivating Novels For You To Scoop Up

You know Beth Moore as a popular and beloved Bible teacher.  Her studies are solid and hefty, her Christian living books are best sellers.  Who would have ever guessed that she'd turn out a truly memorable piece of fiction?  

But she has and it's called The Undoing of Saint Silvanus

'A wily house manager and the cast of saints and sinners who live in Saint Silvanus bond together to expose the dark forces that took the life of a father and threaten to drive a final wedge between the mother and daughter left in the wake of his death.'

The birth and death of Saint Silvanus, a former church now reimagined as a cool apartment building {a marvelous inside-the-cover pen and ink sketch brings the shared great room to life}, is subtly interwoven into the story line of a troubled family trying to come to grips with who they could become.  

Read the first chapter here.  Beth's writing is so nuanced and compelling that it's hard to put this book down.  Goosebumps let me know I was hooked after the one paragraph prologue.  Here's a superb selection for your book club.  

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Lisa Wingate's a new-to-me author ... and I'm telling you that The Story Keeper is another must-read.

'Jen Gibbs is at the top of her game with her new position at Vida House Publishing -- until a mysterious manuscript from an old slush pile appears on her desk.  Turning the pages, Jen finds herself drawn into the life of Sarra, a mixed-race Melungeon girl trapped by dangerous men in the turn of the century Appalachia ...when the trail turns toward the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a place Jen thought she'd left behind forever, the price of a blockbuster next book deal may be higher than she's willing to pay.'

Read the first chapter right here.  I promise you'll be drawn in hook, line, and sinker to this pageturner, a super compelling 2-stories-in-1 novel that I found most difficult to put down.  Jot this one down, too, for your book club.

For sure, the next few months will find me grabbing hold of Lisa's creations from the library, one by one.

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What page-turner's keeping you burning the midnight oil?

What's your book club reading these days?

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