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Subject: If you like Karen Kingsbury you will LOVE.....
Date Posted: 12/28/2008 8:15 PM ET
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Hi All,

I was wondering if those of you are Karen Kingsbury fans could give me some similar authors to try. I'm really just getting into Christian Fiction, and I'm working my way through her booklist. I LOVE her books and would love to find similar books/authors.


Date Posted: 12/28/2008 8:29 PM ET
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Christianbook.com has a wonderful author comparison chart on their site, their recommendations for Karen Kinsbury fans are

Nicole Baart
Deborah Bedford
Kathryn Cushman 
Robin Lee Hatcher
Beth Webb Hart
Denise Hildreth
Maureen Lang
Charles Martin
Marlo Schalesky
Susan May Warren


all thse authors are wonderful!

Date Posted: 12/29/2008 10:53 AM ET
Member Since: 4/9/2008
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That's a great tip Deborah! I'm going to do some comparing myself.

Date Posted: 12/29/2008 5:21 PM ET
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Some others I would recommend:

Dee Henderson

Sharon K. Souza

Rachel Hauck

Ray Blackston

Rebeca Seitz

Robin Jones Gunn

Hannah Alexander

Date Posted: 12/30/2008 6:23 AM ET
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I read a lot of Christian fiction. Probably one of the authors that comes close to the same kind of writing is Tracie Peterson. Her's are more historical as well. Lori Wick is another one you might try. Terri Blackstock is another great author if you like a little mystery thrown in.

There are so many good Christian authors. I have amassed way too many on my TBR list. Check out my shelf as I add books regularly and they are mostly Christian fiction or homeschool books. Thanks.

Date Posted: 1/1/2009 3:27 PM ET
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I think Susan Meissner is one of the most similar authors to Kingsbury in the way she tackles the really painful topics but always has a joyful if not happy ending.

Date Posted: 1/4/2009 12:49 AM ET
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I would say try Francine River, Terri Blackstock and Lori Wick

Date Posted: 2/11/2009 11:45 AM ET
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I would have to add Deborah Raney to this list.  I just discovered her recently, and I like her books just as much as Karen Kingsbury's.  :o)

Date Posted: 2/12/2009 11:41 AM ET
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I like this site for comparing authors.  http://www.literature-map.com/karen+kingsbury.html  Unfortunately there are some misspellings, but at least you can get an idea.

Date Posted: 2/13/2009 4:43 PM ET
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I just finished This Side of Heaven by Karen Kingsbury and it is really good! Deborah is giving it away on her blog this week. It's worth it.