Book Reviews

Summer Reading: Recommendations and Wish List

Hello, fellow Christian Fiction fans!! I’m bringing you 12 books today for your summer reading list.

My Summer Wish List: Here are 6 books that are releasing THIS summer. I’m hoping to read and review each of them.

Fly Away by Lynn Austin Does this title sound familiar? It should. It was one of her first books and she’s re-releasing it this summer!! It’s been cleaned up and revised. I haven’t read it already so I’m looking forward to digging in.

Freedom’s Price by Christine Johnson I was greatly impressed with Johnson’s release last summer and have been looking forward to another visit to the historic Key West.

Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Grooms  I enjoy a good mail-order bride story, and I love the concept behind this novella set. Sounds like an enjoyable summer read to me!

A Name Unknown by Roseanna White  Who couldn’t use an intriguing story this summer? The cover alone begs you to pick it up!

On Love’s Gentle Shore by Liz Johnson I’ve enjoyed Johnson’s Prince Edward Island series and have been anticipating my next “trip” to the island this summer!

High as the Heavens by Kate Breslin  If you’ve followed my reading habits for very long, you likely picked up on the fact that I enjoy a good war fiction novel. The cover alone screams “Pick me up!!” and the description promises a great adventure.

My Recommendation List: Here are 6 books that have released earlier this year. You’ll find reviews for all of them here on the blog, but suffice it to say that I loved them. If you haven’t picked them up yet then it’s time! Past time, in fact. 😉

Life After by Katie Ganshert  This gripping contemporary novel has become a highlight of my reading year. There’s such a depth to the characters that it’s mesmerizing. It may sound a little deep for a summer read, but I have a feeling you won’t regret making time for this one.

The One True Love of Alice-Ann by Eva Marie Everson My favorite take on war fiction is from the homefront. There was something cozy and delightful about this entire novel. It’ll make a great summer read!

The Message in a Bottle Romance Collection  If you like romance, adventure, short stories, and a water setting, you’re in for a treat here!

My Heart Belongs in Ruby City, Idaho by Susanne Dietze  If you’re looking for a comedy, then look no further. I laughed all the way through this one and read it in two days.

The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill by Julie Klassen  It’s the start of a new Regency series and it’s bound to keep you entertained this summer.

When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin  This is another war fiction novel. Sundin concluded the Waves of Freedom series earlier this year. I recommend you start at the beginning of this series and enjoy all the romance, struggle, and mysteries it has to offer.

Now it’s your turn!! What do you have in your summer bag? Do we have any books in common this summer? Or any that I’ve talked you into adding to your TBR list? 


5 thoughts on “Summer Reading: Recommendations and Wish List”

  1. I love all the authors on your two lists. I am starting to read Jody Hedlund’s Newton and Polly! I also have Sarah Sundin’s on my shelf and am expecting Roseanna White’s book in the mail. Lots to get through! I have an out of control TBR pile! Thanks for the updates– I will keep a lookout at the library!

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  2. All I could think of was Sarah Sundin during the entire post…then you got there! All of her books are page-turners.
    I stumbled upon another Christian author who is a little edgier also: Julie Lessman. Pretty comparable to Ms. Sundin!
    Thanks for the post.

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    1. Lol That’s so funny! And I agree, Sundin is amazing!!
      I read Lessman’s first two books and LOVED them. She’s an amazing storyteller. She is a little too edgy for my tastes and I’ve stopped reading her. But she’s talented, for sure!

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      1. I just started another book and I’m in the beginning so I’m not 100% sure she’s a Christian author. So far it’s a WWII story much like our friend Ms. Sundin wrties. The author is L.Y. Marlow – the book is called A Life Apart. From what I read so far, totally worth checking out!


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