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Subject: can you recommend a good christian series
Date Posted: 3/2/2008 8:27 PM ET
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i am looking for some good christian sereis to read. i like everything from horror to chick lit and everything in between

Date Posted: 3/2/2008 9:04 PM ET
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Karen Kingsbury has several really good series.  She's one of my favorite authors.  Dee Henderson also has a good series.  I know there are many more, but those are th only ones that come to mind right now!  :-)


Date Posted: 3/3/2008 9:28 AM ET
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Bode Thoene (Did I spell her first name right?) and her husband wrote a couple of good series if you like things connected with Israel.  "The Zion Chronicles" is one of the series.

I also have a book on my shelf called "Texas Dreams" which is four novels in one.  It takes place in the 1800's and is the story of a young Christian couple in Texas and how they started an "empire" from the ground up.

A lot of people here love Francine Rivers.  I haven't read any of her books yet, but plan to request one with the next credit I get. 

If you read the other posts in this area you'll find lots of suggestions.

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 12:12 PM ET
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Wow, where do I start...

If you like suspense/mystery then I would start with Colleen Coble (Rock Harbour Series is really good) or Brandilyn Collins (Kanner Lake Series) oh and Wanda Dyson has her Shefford-Johnson Case series that is excellent too.

Jill Elizabeth Nelson has her To Catch A Thief series that is fantastic!

Yesterday I finished book 3 in Sharon Hinck's Sword of Lyric series (The Restorer, The Restorer's Son and The Restorer's Journey) there is one amazing series!

For Chick lit I would recommend Camy Tang's Sushi Series (Sushi For One and Only Uni have come out and Single Sashimi is the next one) they are really good...

Rachel Hauck has Lost in Nash Vegas and Diva Nash Vegas and a separate book is Sweet Caroline (one of the best books I've read in a long time)!

Penelope Stokes has some great women's fiction (The Wishing Jar, The Memory Book, The Amethyst Heart, The Amber Photograph, The Blue Bottle Club) they are not a series, each book is a stand alone, but every single book is amazing in its own way and I just love them!

Oh and Julie Lessman has a new book "A Passion Most Pure" out that is #1 in a series and it is one of the best books that I have ever read!

That's just a few recommendations, I review books on my blog so check it out if you want to see more...



Date Posted: 3/3/2008 2:40 PM ET
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I second the Penelope Stokes books! I just finished "The Blue Bottle" and I loved every page of it. It is sad, sweet, tender, and triumphant. The "Cape Light" series by Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer is good. I have also found the Sisterchicks series to be good. They do not have to be read in any particular order. I have been enjoying the Yada Yada Prayer Group series. They really should be read in order though. Roxanne Henke has a series that starts with "After Anne" and goes on for (I think) 5 books.

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 4:39 PM ET
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Definitely try The Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers.

I also have the three book series by Bodie Thoene on my shelf called The Shiloh Legacy.  There's a fourth book which has some of the same characters but it's not listed as the fourth in the series.  I have that too but haven't read it yet.

Anyway - this series is set at the beginning of the 1900's and I really enjoyed it. PM me and we can discuss a deal if you're interested.

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 7:16 PM ET
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I agree with the above, it definitely depends on what genres you like.

I also highly recommend the Yada Yada Prayer Group series by Neta Jackson. The title sounds fairly "fluffy" but they really aren't, I love that series and am so sad that it came to an end.

For historical, Liz Curtis Higgs has an awesome series: Thorn in My Heart, Fair is the Rose, Whence Came a Prince, Grace in Thine Eyes. I don't even like historical books generally but I loved that series. (Also the Mark of the Lion series)

The "Boo" series by Rene Gutteridge is pretty cute.

Ted Dekker has some very intense series if you like horror/thriller/adventure stories

Kathy Herman has quite a few mystery/suspense series.



Date Posted: 3/4/2008 10:05 AM ET
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Tim Downs' "Bug Man" series is pretty cool if you're into CSI kind of stuff.  But, be careful!  This CSI guy focuses on the bugs that take up residence on a deceased body to help solve the crimes!

Date Posted: 3/4/2008 7:25 PM ET
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thanks for all the suggestions. im always looking for something new to read.

i have books 1, 4 and 5 (i think) of the yada yada prayer group. i hate reading books out of order so i will wait until i can find the rest of them. i check the bargain tables at mardels once or twice a month.

i have lost in nashvegas but i havent read it yet. ill look into getting the other one as well.

any other suggestions would be much appreciated


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Date Posted: 3/5/2008 10:51 AM ET
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Al and Joanna Lacy

Allison Pittman

Jan Watson

I really enjoy posts like this I always learn of some new author or series!!  Thanks for posting.  :o)

Date Posted: 3/5/2008 3:46 PM ET
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I just finished reading the Operation Firebrand series (3 books) by Jefferson Scott and would recommend them.  They have a military, suspense, and drama storyline.  A friend of mine recommended this author and I was thrilled to find another "hidden jewel" of an author. 

I would also recommend the Family Honor series (3 books) by Karen Ball.  These have a suspense and family drama storyline.

For anyone who likes a western themed book try the Noble Legacy series by Susan May Warren.  I just finished the second book and it made me want to pack up and head out west and find myself a cowboy!!  Seriously the books were great and I would highly recommend them.

Hope these help,




Date Posted: 3/5/2008 4:29 PM ET
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My favorite is the Glenbrooke series by Robin Jones Gunn. There are 8 in the series about women in a small, Oregon town.

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 7:35 PM ET
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Many good ones already mentioned - I also love the Refiner's Fire series by Lynn Austin and the Diamond of the Rockies series by Kristen Heitzmann.

Date Posted: 3/18/2008 9:30 PM ET
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If you like fantasy novels, you could try the 4 book series starting with "Dragon Spell" by Donita K. Paul.  Also in that line, Brian Davis has the "Dragons In Our Midst" series.  The latter would appeal to folks who like Harry Potter but prefer to have a more Christian theme.

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 5:50 PM ET
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Have you read any of the books from the "Love Inspired" line?

Im reading one right now..and its really good.

Ive noticed quite a few people have them on their bookshelves here on PBS.




Date Posted: 3/21/2008 6:19 PM ET
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i do read a lot of the LI books. some are definitely better than others

Subject: we like Terri Blackstock too
Date Posted: 3/24/2008 7:13 AM ET
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we are new here but read the first two in her Last Light series last week. I am looking for book three. I also like a lot of Frank Peretti...I say a lot because i am not so happy with The Oath by him...

Date Posted: 3/25/2008 4:02 PM ET
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dee henderson is one of my best. Tamera Alexander is a new author and her books are wonderful