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New Releases: September 2014

August 2014 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Action/Adventure: The Promise by Beth Wiseman — Mallory Hammond is determined not to let her boyfriend, parents, or anyone else get … Continue reading

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Writing Effective Book Club Discussion Questions

By Sarah Sundin Book clubs. As readers, we delight in socializing with book-lovers. As writers, we delight in connecting with avid readers. Since I belonged to a book club long before I was published, I knew the importance of a … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: August 2014

August 2014 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: Small-Town Billionaire by Renee Andrews — When trapped in a tiny North Alabama “Mayberry” town, billionaire Ryan Brooks wants … Continue reading

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Finding Your Book’s Perfect Fit

by Robin Johns Grant Whether you’re a published author or still on the road to publication, you’ve probably been asked to identify books that are similar to yours. Publishers want to know that you can identify your target audience. But … Continue reading

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Mystery or Suspense – Which is it?

By Gail Gaymer Martin People often ask the difference between a mystery and a suspense, and writers will provide varying answers. Have you ever tried to identify the difference between suspense and mystery? It’s not easy. A mystery is suspenseful, … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California

Title: A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California Author: Keli Gwyn Publisher: Barbour Books Date: July 2012 ISBN: 978-1616265830 Genre: Historical Romance Reviewed by: Holly Weiss Delightful Old West Romance Widow Elenora Watkins relocates with her daughter, Tildy, to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cooking the Books

Title: Cooking the Books (Sloane Templeton Mystery. Book 1) Author: Bonnie Calhoun Publisher: Abingdon Press Date: April 2012 ISBN: 978-1426733888 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Reviewed by: Cara Putman Sloane Templeton’s life is chaos in Cooking the Books. Her mom’s died, she’s … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: July 2012

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble — Welcome to Hope Beach Where the sea breeze is fresh, sun sparkles on sand . . . and trouble … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Homesteader’s Sweetheart

Title: The Homesteader’s Sweetheart Author: Lacy Williams Publisher: Love Inspired Historicals Date: May 2012 ASIN: B007BBVDJS Genre: Historical Romance Reviewed by: Cara Putman The Homesteader’s Sweetheart, the latest Love Inspired Historical novel from Lacy Williams, is a sweet story connecting … 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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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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