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Subject: Any suggestions for historical christian fiction authors?
Date Posted: 10/28/2009 9:58 PM ET
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Would like to discover new authors on the order of Gilbert Morris and Michael Phillips.  Would like historical fiction.

Date Posted: 10/29/2009 8:08 AM ET
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I like Judith Miller. The Carousel Painter was excellent, as was the Postcards from Pullman series. All are historical fiction.

Date Posted: 10/29/2009 12:48 PM ET
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You might want to try out Judith Pella, Tracie Peterson, or Jane Kirkpatrick. 

Date Posted: 10/29/2009 3:37 PM ET
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If you like G. Morris and M. Phillips I think you'd really like Jack Cavanaugh's books. Also Lynn Austin.

Date Posted: 10/29/2009 6:02 PM ET
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Liz Curtis Higgs might also be a good choice.

Date Posted: 10/29/2009 10:05 PM ET
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I highly recommend Bodie Thoene.   Several series - some set right before and after WW2.   Very well written.

Date Posted: 10/30/2009 7:30 AM ET
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I agree with Cozette on Thoene. There is also Tricia Goyer.  Kim Vogel Sawyer has a good historical fiction book involving Mennonites from Russia entitled " Fields of Grace".  I think   Lauraine Snelling also has some historicals that include immigrants that move to Kansas that are very good. 

I think B J Hoff might be similar to Michael Phillips also. She has a couple of series involving Ireland and Irish immigrants. I think she also has a series that involves people living in the Appalachian mountains in the early 1900s.

I don't know if American western fiction is something you'd be interested in, but Tamera Alexander has a series that I think has 3 or 4 books . I have read the first 3 and I truly enjoyed them.  Also if you haven't read it, read Francine River's "Redeeming Love". The historical aspects are not put at the forefront in this book, but it is a wonderful love story based on the book of Hosea from the Bible.

Subject: My Sincere Thanks for Your Suggestions
Date Posted: 10/30/2009 7:45 PM ET
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I thank all of you for the suggestions on historical Christian fiction.  It's wonderful!  So much to look for and think about.  I love that!

Date Posted: 10/30/2009 10:31 PM ET
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If you are looking for more Angela Hunt (the Lost Colonies series and Shadow Women) and GInger Garrett's In the Shadow of the Lion's are awesome

Date Posted: 10/31/2009 12:47 PM ET
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Although I don't read a lot of historical fiction I've enjoyed Bodie Thoene's books over the years and I do like Kim Vogel Sawyer. I also just finished The Centurion's Wife by Davis Bunn and Jannette Oke and really liked that.

And if you're interested, PM me because I won a book at a blog giveaway by Tammy Barley set in the American West.  I haven't posted it on my bookshelf yet.  It wasn't really my thing, but I'd be happy to send it to you, if you'd like.

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 1:38 AM ET
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One of my favorite Historical Christian Fiction is still the late Eugenia Price.

Her books were set in GA and FL from pre-Revolution until after the Civil War. They are wonderful!!

There are several trilogies and quartets.

Date Posted: 11/3/2009 7:03 AM ET
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Most of the Christian historical fiction I see is set in the US.  Do any of these authors write Christian regencies?  I've enjoyed reading some Christian historical fiction lately, but I'm missing the marriage mart, at-home calls and carriage rides in Hyde Park  LOL!