Inspirational Fiction

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Home All Along

Based on the cover copy of Home All Along, I was looking forward to an emotional read about two people separated by culture and religion, and the obstacles they overcome to find their happily-ever-after. Sadly though, I was disappointed in the novel’s execution; the author assumes familiarity with ...

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His Guilt

His Guilt is the second book in the author’s Amish of Hart County series and, having enjoyed the first book, Her Secret, I looked forward to discovering in which direction Ms. Gray would take the series. We revisit Hart County, Kentucky, but move to Horse Cave, a town near Munfordville with a new ...

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Her Secret

I’ve not read anything by Shelley Shepard Gray before, but Her Secret, the first novel in her new series, illustrates why she’s a popular Christian writer. Her style is smooth and readable, her characters are easy to know, and her stories center on realistic daily life. This is an engaging Amish ...

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Waves of Mercy

A Woman’s Place was the first book by Lynn Austin I ever read and I was thoroughly impressed. Set during WWII and dealing with the whole idea of a woman’s proper place in the world, the book becameto me the essence of what a great Inspirational novel should be. In fact, I loved it so much it mad ...

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Gunpowder Tea

When Allan Pinkerton uncovered a counterfeiting ring and helped the local sheriff track down the leader he had no idea he would be changing careers and changing the face of law enforcement forever. When Miranda Hunt, the heroine of our novel, took an assignment on an Arizona cattle ranch for the Pin ...

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All God's Children

The saying goes “All is fair in love and war”. Of course, most don’t agree with this. Society as a whole condemned what happened in Nazi Germany during the years of the Second World War. This author ambitiously tackles the subjects of love and war during that turbulent time in that extremely t ...

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Into the Whirlwind

Mrs. O’Leary’s cow was falsely accused of starting the Great Chicago Fire. While it is accurate that the fire started in the O’Leary’s barn, no one is quite sure how. What is known is that hundreds died in the flames which claimed 3.3 square miles of the city. Into the Whirlwind takes this t ...

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Ruby's Slippers

I haven’t read an inspirational in years, mostly because the only inspirational I had read was drearily conservative and written in such a cheesy and sentimental way that it put me off the subgenre altogether. So it was with some trepidation I approached Ruby’s Slippers by Leanna Ellis, which is ...

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Home Another Way

I started reading inspirational fiction and romance as a teenager and, while I have discovered some wonderful books, I find myself sticking primarily to secular fiction and romance because so many of the characters in inspirationals, particularly in contemporary inspies, seem too goody-goody to be t ...

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Earth To Betsy

Earth to Betsy picks up right where Heavens to Betsy left off: with the reverends (and best friends) Betsy Blessing and David Swenson's first date. The hitch is, David wants to get hitched. He proposes right there in the restaurant, and when Betsy accepts, he reveals two whole flocks of people hid ...