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When They Say No

by Catherine West When my agent, Rachelle Gardner, offered me representation, I had just completed a manuscript called Yesterday’s Tomorrow. Rachelle liked it because it was ‘different’. I agreed. I certainly hadn’t seen any books about a female journalist who … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Replication”

Title: Replication: The Jason Experiment Author: Jill Williamson Publisher: Zonderkids Date: December 2011 ISBN: 978-0310727583 Genre: YA Reviewed by: Lisa J. Lickel In Fishhook, Alaska, Jason Farms doesn’t grow your typical crops. Seventeen-year-old Abby Goyer is half-orphaned; though with a … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: June 2012

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Lily (Song of the River) by Diane Ashley and Aaron McCarver — Desperate for financial independence, Lily Anderson has embarked upon a riverboat venture. Will … Continue reading

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How Do You Mend a Broken Heart?

by Beth vogt (Dani Pettrey, author of the gripping debut romantic suspense novel, Submerged, blogged yesterday about real issues in Christian fiction. Today I’m continuing the conversation about our characters’ lives before they ever appear in our books.) In every … Continue reading

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Real Issues in Christian Fiction

by Dani Pettrey I often hear people say they don’t read Christian fiction because it doesn’t deal with real issues. I take issue with that. I’ve read phenomenal Christian novels dealing with issues like adultery (Dry as Rain by Gina … Continue reading

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Book Review: Trauma Plan

Title: Trauma Plan Author: Candace Calvert Publisher: Tyndale House Date: April 2012 ISBN: 978-1-4143-6111-6 Genre: Suspense Reviewed by: Holly Wolfe Killer opening. Maybe because I read this after focusing on contest entries and those first pages, but I was wowed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Over the Edge

Title: Over the Edge Author: Brandilyn Collins Publisher: B&H Books Date: May 2011 ISBN: 978-1433671623 Genre: Christian Suspense Reviewed by: Lisa Lickel I live and play in rural Wisconsin where ticks are a nuisance. After reading this book, I will … Continue reading

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Book Review: Skip Rock Shallows

Title: Skip Rock Shallows Author: Jan Watson Publisher: Tyndale House Date: June 2012 ISBN: 978-1414339146 Genre: Historical Romance Reviewed by: Lisa Lickel Coalmine country in early 20th century rural America is no place for a single woman. Certainly not for … Continue reading

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May 2012 New Releases

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Harvest of Rubies by Tessa Afshar — The prophet Nehemiah’s cousin, Sarah, has come to two conclusions about life: that God does not love her, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Heart Echoes

Title: Heart Echoes Author: Sally John Publisher: Tyndale House Date: Feb 2012 ISBN: 978-1414327870 Genre: Women’s Fiction Reviewed by: Patricia Woodside Secrets drive this story about a female attorney, wife and mother, who will do whatever is necessary to help … Continue reading

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Book Review: Deception

Title: Deception Author: Lillian Duncan Publisher: Harbourlight Books Date: Dec 2011 ISBN: 978-1611161479 Genre: Contemporary Romance Suspense Reviewed by: Patricia Woodside Just how tight is the bond between twins? How far should one twin go to save the twin who … Continue reading

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Congratulations Christy Award Finalists

ACFW sends our congratulations to the 2012 finalists for the Christy Awards, especially to the many ACFW members! The 2012 Christy Award nominees are: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE My Foolish Heart by Susan May Warren* (Tyndale House Publishers) Larkspur Cove by Lisa … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Shadow of Your Smile

Title: The Shadow of Your Smile Author: Susan May Warren Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers Date: December 2011 ISBN: 978-1414334837 Genre: Contemporary Romance Reviewed by: Laura V. Hilton Noelle Hueston, on her way home Deep Haven after talking to admissions about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blue Moon Bay

Title: Blue Moon Bay Author: Lisa Wingate Publisher: Bethany House Date: February 2012 ISBN: 978-0764208225 Genre: Contemporary Romance Reviewed by: Laura V. Hilton Heather Hampton is a Seattle architect looking for a Valentine’s Day engagement to her boyfriend, Richard. Yet … Continue reading

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April New Releases

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. The Mother Road by Jennifer AlLee — Sometimes, the end of the road is just the beginning… (Women’s Fiction from Abingdon Press). Race Against Time … Continue reading

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