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Subject: What are you reading? Post here!
Date Posted: 3/28/2007 10:00 PM ET
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What are you reading and what do you think about it?  Would you recommend it?

Date Posted: 3/28/2007 10:05 PM ET
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I'll start.  :-)

I'm reading Revealed by Tamera Alexander and really enjoying it.  The author does a great job developing her characters so that you're drawn in right off the bat.  This is the second in the Fountain Creek Chronicles series, the first was Rekindled - I highly recommend these books!

I just finished The Redemption by MaryLu Tyndall, a book I was really looking forward to because of the numerous high ratings and the fact that it was a pirate book (gotta love pirates!).  I have to admit I was a little bit disappointed in the character development, but the plot was awesome.  There was a lot of tension and excitement, worth the read.  Not gonna be on my keeper shelf but I did enjoy it.  :-)

Lindz

Date Posted: 3/29/2007 11:47 AM ET
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I just finished book 3 of Dee Henderson's "Hero's" saga and I'm on the last one - True Courage.

 

Sherri 

Date Posted: 3/29/2007 9:49 PM ET
Member Since: 1/2/2007
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So this is not technically on the topic, but a quick question - you said you were reading the Fountain Creek Chronicles.  Those look good (I have them on my wish list) but do they have to be read in order necessarily?

Karmen

Date Posted: 3/30/2007 12:20 AM ET
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Karmen,

I don't think they need to be read in order since they're each focused on a totally different character (not even in the same family).  It helps knowing the background but Tamera Alexander is pretty good about filling you in.  :-) 

Are you close to getting one of them?

Date Posted: 3/30/2007 7:37 PM ET
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I am reading Summer Breeze by Gary Chapman and Catherine Palmer, it's the second book in their "Seasons of Marriage" series.

It's ok so far, I'm not too far into it. I liked the first one fairly well. They are easy reads.

I just finished a couple of disappointments (to me):

All I'll Ever Need by Harry Kraus (the third in the series that begins with Could I Have this Dance) Characters weren't endearing to me.

As I Have Loved You by Nikki Arana (the main character grated on my nerves through the whole book)

But I also read one REALLY good one--Chasing Fireflies by Charles Martin. I always love his books and this one is no exception.

 

Melissa

Date Posted: 4/1/2007 3:14 PM ET
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I just finished "Everything's coming up Josey" by Susan May Warren. It was hilarious! It's about a girl who goes to Russia to be a missionary/teach english, and all the adventures/mishaps she has! I really enjoyed it!
Date Posted: 4/2/2007 4:27 PM ET
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I am reading "Stepping Heavenward" by Mrs. E Prentiss.

Connie

Date Posted: 4/3/2007 6:25 PM ET
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I just started Desperate Pastors Wives today. It's really good so far. It's about four pastor's wives who get together to vent and share.

 

Melissa

Date Posted: 4/5/2007 11:01 AM ET
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I remember Stepping Heavenward - that's a great book.  :-)

I'm reading Never Ceese by Sue Dent right now for the ACFW book club on Yahoo (I won this copy from there! Yippee!).  It's definitely a new twist, a Christian vampire/werewolf theme - I really like it so far. 

Also reading (yeah, I'm one of THOSE people who reads several books at once) a young adult (not Christian) fantasy novel, The Summer King (Faerie) by O.R. Melling - I love fantasy worlds! 

Date Posted: 4/6/2007 11:09 AM ET
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Lindsey,

Thanks for the help on the Tamara Alexander books.  I've been on the wishlist for awhile now, and I'm moving forward pretty slowly.  But I think I'm in the single digits now.  With the good recommendation, I'm really looking forward to it now!  Thanks again :-)

Karmen

Date Posted: 4/12/2007 6:49 PM ET
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Oops, double post!



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Date Posted: 4/12/2007 6:49 PM ET
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I'm reading Brink of Death by Brandilyn Collins, what are you all reading?  :-)  This is my first Brandilyn Collins book and it had me up half the night trying to finish it - then when I had to give up and go to sleep, I was nervous about the shadows and sounds in the house.  lol  She's great with suspense. 

Anyone read her new series yet, the Kanner Lake series?  Those books are titled Violet Dawn and Coral Moon.



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Date Posted: 4/13/2007 12:45 PM ET
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I'm reading The Canopy by Angela Hunt. Has anyone else read it?
Date Posted: 4/14/2007 10:22 PM ET
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That's one of hers I haven't read, but I generally love her books. I'm reading The Elevator by her right now and it's excellent so far. (It's a July release)

Melissa

Date Posted: 4/14/2007 10:23 PM ET
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Lindsey,

I have read the Kanner lake books (both that are out right now) and I like them. Very creepy, but a good, fast moving plot.

Melissa

Date Posted: 4/15/2007 6:38 PM ET
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I just finished The Trouble with Tulip (Smart Chick Mystery) by Mindy Starns Clark. It was cute! I can't wait to read the next one.


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Date Posted: 4/18/2007 7:05 PM ET
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Ooh, so the Kanner Lake ones are good? I've read Eyes of Elisha and Brink of Death and while I like the characters and plot the writing style is a bit "ehhhh" for me, dawg. Errrr, sorry, American Idol.

I'm getting ready to start Fatal Defect by Jefferson Scott. His books are all out of print right now but are all absolutely amazing. He's a GREAT author and even though the subject matter is a little heavy his characters are so diverse that you just crack up at their interactions. Plus he thinks up detailed plots that most of us couldn't even fathom but keeps them simple enough to understand. Good guy to talk to about the industry, too.

Date Posted: 4/18/2007 7:34 PM ET
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I'm curious about the Kanner Lake series, too.  I have them on my wishlist but I didn't think Brink of Death was a keeper... Great plot and suspense, but the characters felt a little "blah" - course I'm picky, lol. 

Are they better?

Date Posted: 4/19/2007 1:22 PM ET
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I think the Kanner Lake books are fairly scary. Not fabulous literature by any means, but decent mysteries. I have read one of the Hidden Faces series, and definitely like the Kanner Lake ones better.

Melissa

Date Posted: 4/20/2007 2:11 PM ET
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Just finished "Suite Francaise" and "Forever". Ready to start "The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Rolling".
Date Posted: 4/26/2007 9:26 AM ET
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I just finished "Kansas Home" by Tracey V. Bateman. I really enjoyed this one!
Date Posted: 4/28/2007 9:18 PM ET
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I just ordered the first Yada Yada book and can't wait to get it.  It sounds great!
Date Posted: 4/28/2007 11:26 PM ET
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Crime and Clutter by Cyndy Salzmann for Inspiring Fiction for Women Yahoo book club (here).
Date Posted: 4/29/2007 2:36 AM ET
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Beverly, the Yada Yada series is fantastic! I have read all but the latest one, and it's on my wish list.

Right now I'm reading Dying to Decorate by Cyndy Salzman, and will be reading Crime and Clutter just as soon as I finish this one!

I also have Desperate Pastor's Wives on my TBR shelf.  

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