The Bookbag * Christian Fiction & Bookish Puzzles & Link Love

Hey, you're here, my book loving friends!

What's more satisfying in deep mid-winter than a small stack of anticipated reads with a few bookish jigsaw puzzles thrown into the mix?  Around here I gather a quilt around me and order up a hot chocolate with extra whipped cream as I settle in for a few hours of quiet bliss.

As always, candlelight illuminates a small corner of the room.  These days, a guava tangerine scent whispers that yes, someday spring will come.

'Til that awaited day, let's enjoy where we find ourselves.  Find a cozy spot, curl up, and let's open The Bookbag together ...

This month we're talking about Christian fiction!  Whether you're an avid fan {or not so much}, I think you might discover some gems in this post.

My dear friend Carol's been a big advocate of Christian fiction for years.  If I wanted a volume to curl up with, she'd know exactly the right one.  And while she readily admits that her reading interests have enlarged over time, I still can count on her to share her best recommendations.

I asked her to do so and before I knew it, this list arrived in my inbox.  I've linked the author's names right up to their oft' fascinating websites and their books right up to Amazon where you can check out the myriad of story lines.  And yes, as an Amazon associate, I earn from your qualifying purchases when you use the links on my blog.

The astericked ones are Carol's favorites, the quotes are Amazon customer reviews.

Lynn Austin
Candle in the Darkness *
'enthralling ... absorbing ... amazing'
Gods and Kings Series *
'hooked from the first page ... gripping ... page turner'

David Bunn
Miramar Bay
'well crafted ... beautifully written ... a story of hope'

Julie Klassen
Painter’s Daughter
'wonderfully diverse characters ... enthralling ... keeps you guessing'
The Dancing Master
'a classic in the making ... perfect mix of Bronte meets Austen ... too good to pass up'
The Maid of Fairbourne Hall *
'immensely comforting and satisfying ... very captivating ... awesome'

Joanna Davidson Politano
Lady Jayne Disappears *
'hauntingly beautiful ... spellbinding mystery ... a decadent rich treat'
Thing of Beauty
'witty ... thought provoking ... beautiful tale of healing' 
Church Ladies
'emotional ... gritty ... refreshing'
Club Sandwich
'she writes my heart ... deep psychological character study ... humorous' 
The Passion of Mary Margaret
'remarkable ... rich ... resonant'


check out the paperback here
the Kindle version there
and JUST LOOK at the incredible
pre-order bonuses right here!

I'm in ... and I can't wait to get my copy in hand.

The mid-winter was made especially
for long quiet hours of contemplation.
I've loved pulling these together,
piece by piece.
Best therapy ever ... and
thoughtful gifts for the readers in your life!
I'd Rather Be Reading

The Cosy Shed

Reader's Paradise

  A number of readers in this community have written their own Christian fiction books.  Would you please share titles and links and all the goodies in the comment section?  Hundreds of people will be reading this bookish post ... and I'd be honored to share your work with them.

  And for those of us unpublished?  Name your favorite Christian fiction writers!  Feel free to share a link of your review of one of those favorite reads ...

Read well ~


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