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Subject: A good historical author
Date Posted: 7/30/2008 12:52 PM ET
Member Since: 11/12/2007
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If you love historical Christian fiction you wll LOVE Gilbert Morris and his daughter Lynn. I am in the middle of the Cheney Duvall MD series, I have the first two on my bookshelf and I find they are really good. I am also reading the House of Winslow series as well and that is GREAT!!! Just thought I would make a suggestion in case someone is looking for a good read. Michele

Date Posted: 8/7/2008 10:02 AM ET
Member Since: 2/23/2006
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Thanks, Michelle, for your comments.  I don't read quite as much historical fiction as I used to, but I do have Honorable Impostor in my TBR pile, which is the first book in The House of Winslow Series.  What book are you on in this series?

Date Posted: 8/8/2008 1:53 AM ET
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I've been reading a lot of this type of book recently.  I ordered both of them from you!  Thanks for the recommendation!

Date Posted: 8/8/2008 11:32 PM ET
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I feel like I"m missing out on a huge, fabulous genre. I just can't get into historicals. I haven't yet tried "christian" fiction historicals and i keep saying i will but I havent yet.

Subject: Historical fiction
Date Posted: 8/9/2008 9:55 AM ET
Member Since: 2/23/2006
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Lori--You are right.  It is a huge genre.  I like both historical and contemporary Christian fiction.  If you want to give Christian historical fiction a try, you could probably approach it from a couple of different angles.  You might think of a time period that you're most likely to enjoy.  Some examples might be WWII era, First century Christian era, or medieval times, etc.  Then look for a book or ask for suggestions of books of that era.  Another idea would be to pick a subject or setting in which you have an interest like the holocaust, Australia, Native Americans, or the early settlement of Minnesota.  One last suggestion--you might try reading a historical fiction book written by an author you already enjoy. 

Just some thoughts :)