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Subject: Christian Fiction in a series
Date Posted: 3/12/2010 7:29 PM ET
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I like reading Christian Fiction, or mysteries but I like books in a series......

Does anyone have an idea for a book series?

I'm going to be laid up for a few weeks and want to get the books before surgery. Thanks Much.

Date Posted: 3/12/2010 8:42 PM ET
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what genre do you read? there are MANY different Christian series that i could recommend after you tell!

Date Posted: 3/13/2010 6:03 PM ET
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Eric Wilson has several different series which cross several genres: the Senses suspense series, the Aramis Black mysteries, and the Jerusalem's Undead fantasy series.

Robert Liparulo has a thriller series, Deadfall and Deadlock. Also a young adult adventure series, the Dreamhouse Kings.

Ted Dekker has several fantasy series which intertwine into one epic story, the Books of History Chronicles.

Tim Downs has a humorous mystery/thriller series known as the Bug Man books.

Steven James writes one of the best FBI thriller series I've read, the Patrick Bowers files.

Just a few to get you started. If you have a specific style in mind, there are plenty of others out there...

Date Posted: 3/15/2010 8:22 PM ET
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What about The Million Dollar Mysteries by Mindy Starns Clark.   The first one is A Penny For Your Thoughts.  Next one has nickel in the title, then dime, quarter & dollar....Type in her name & I'm sure the titles will come up.

Date Posted: 3/15/2010 10:39 PM ET
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Mel Odom has a really good series, NCIS.  It's in no way similar to the TV show.

Don Brown has a series based on JAG.

Subject: great books
Date Posted: 4/21/2010 5:00 PM ET
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I have never read anything I didn't love written by Brock and Bodie Thoene.

Subject: Great Books
Date Posted: 5/1/2010 2:01 PM ET
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I love the Terri Blackstock - Cape Refuge Series, O'Malley Series by Dee Henderson, Smart Chick Mystery and The Million Dollar Mystery by Mindy Starns Clark. This is my favorite kind of books!!!!

Subject: Great Books
Date Posted: 5/16/2010 7:06 PM ET
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I read & liked all the Left Behind Series both Adult & Kids.

I pretty much like anything Tim Lahaye, Jerry Jenkins, & Mel Odom wrote.

I also like Beverly Lewis Books.

On the darker side, but still christian, I like Roger Elwood books.

Date Posted: 6/21/2010 6:59 PM ET
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I will add:  Terri Blackstock series Last LIght, etc

Subject: The Aloha Reef Series
Date Posted: 6/23/2010 12:22 AM ET
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The Aloha Reef Series by Colleen Coble has been really good.  I've read 3 of the 4 books and I really enjoyed every one of them.  They are romantic thrillers.  I thought the christian messages in the books were very good aswell.  The first book is Distant Echoes.

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Date Posted: 6/28/2010 8:06 PM ET
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I just finished a wonderful 3 book series by Jane Kirkpatrick. Book one is All Together
In One Place, Book 2 is No Eye Can See and Book 3 is What Once We Loved.

It's set in 1849 and covers the covered wagons trip to the West of 11 women who
lose their husbands to cholera on the trip and instead of turning back East, they
decide to go on. It is anything but easy,with pregnant women, a blind woman
who has a young baby,and many others with children of their own.
Their faith and friendship help them over the daily struggles on the trail and
and even after they reach California and Oregon.

I had ordered them and lent them to friends to read before I did. Each one
told me how wonderful they were.

I just finished the last book but wish it would continue even more. I have just
put them on my booklist.


Date Posted: 6/29/2010 6:49 PM ET
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I loved that series by Jane Kirkpatrick!  I'm looking forward to reading more of her books.

Date Posted: 8/1/2010 5:16 PM ET
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The Yada Yada Prayer Group Series by Neta Jackson was fantastic.  There are some great spin off series, too, but read the main ones first.  There are maybe 7 books in that series.

Date Posted: 9/5/2010 11:58 AM ET
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I'll second the Tim Downs series recommendation.  His books are excellent, if you like CSI-style mysteries. 

Date Posted: 9/5/2010 2:22 PM ET
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Joel Rosenberg's last days thriller series that starts with "The Last Jihad" was excellent and terrifyingly realistic.