My Recommendations

Christian Horseback Librarian Reads

For readers, a horseback librarian is something of a hero, so it’s surprising that there aren’t more fiction books written on the subject.
Search around and you’ll dig up a few nonfiction titles, a couple things written for children, and even some general fiction titles. But I’m going to bring you some from the Christian fiction shelves.

If you’re new to the idea, here’s a lightning-fast history lesson:
Horseback Librarians, or pack horse librarians, were primarily women. The job was created during the Great Depression as an answer to two problems: jobs and illiteracy. This librarian program served secluded mountain areas.
These are their stories …

*The links take you to Goodreads for easy TBR shelving. You’re welcome! 🙂

Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin
I had to start with my first introduction to the topic. This is a fabulous read. I found it funny, educational, and quite the page-turner.

Along a Storied Trail by Ann H. Gabhart
I haven’t read this one yet, but it was a finalist in the Selah Historical Romance category this year.

The Librarian of Boone’s Hollow by Kim Vogel Sawyer
This one is such a sweet, tender romance, and another great example of the subject.

The Librarian’s Journey
I haven’t read this one yet either but I’m eager to get my hands on a copy. I love that there are multiple stories and different locations to explore.

Librarians of Willow Hollow
Is it okay to be biased here and say that this is my favorite? I collaborated with 3 other Christian authors on this one. We chose to tell a story from the four librarians of Willow Hollow. All of the stories are strongly Christ-centered, but mine is the only romance.

Have you heard of horseback librarians before? Do you have any other titles to share with me?

And for a bit of fun, share your horseback librarian name with me! Mine would be Mary of Mariposa Route.

2 thoughts on “Christian Horseback Librarian Reads”

  1. I’ve read all of your recommendations except Wonderland Creek and The Librarian’s Journey. I will definitely be looking for both. My Pack Horse Librarian name is Carol of Thunder River.


  2. Apparently I’m Helen of Chicken Range 🤣 I hadn’t heard of The Librarian’s Journey, so I am eager to look into it! Each of the Willow Hollow books were so good.


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