Book Christmas List

A Reader’s Christmas List – Day One

Ideas for that reader on your Christmas shopping list: Women’s Fiction / Family Drama / Literary The Color of Truth by Stacy Monson Marti has been on her own since she was 15, determined to build a life for herself and her sister despite the threats of a man intent on keeping her from revealing Read More

The Broken Trail by Christa MacDonald

A Novel Christmas List–More for Women

Thanks to everyone who stopped by last Tuesday to check out my Christmas list ideas for women. For those of who didn’t see something that fit, I have a few additional favorites I know that special woman in your life will love! And I’m not done yet. Over the next two weeks I’ll be covering Read More

The Broken Trail by Christa MacDonald

April 2013 – Novel Anticipation, Part One

WHEN THE MORNING GLORY BLOOMS (Abingdon Press) by Cynthia Ruchti – In 2010, I read through Ruchti’s debut novel They Almost Always Come Home twice in a row. The first time I hurried through it because I had to find out what happened. It was a true page-turner. But then I had to go back and re-read it in order Read More

The Broken Trail by Christa MacDonald

Wanting to be Invisible

INVISIBLE by Ginny Yttrup B&H Books ISBN: 9781433671685 ~~~ Publisher’s Description:      Ellyn DeMoss — chef, café owner, and lover of butter — is hiding behind her extra weight. But what is she hiding? While Ellyn sees the good in others, she has only condemnation for herself. So when a handsome widower claims he’s Read More

The Broken Trail by Christa MacDonald

Novel Recommendation – Secrets Over Sweet Tea

Denise Hildreth Jones is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. I’m not usually a fan of Southern fiction–there’s just so much of it out there–but Denise’s work stands out. In 2011, The First Gardener made my favorite’s list, now this year I’m adding Secrets Over Sweet Tea (Tyndale). I love the characters! First there’s Scarlett Read More

The Broken Trail by Christa MacDonald

March 2013 – Novel Anticipation

All the books I’m anticipating reading this month are written by authors whom I’ve read before, authors who are gifted storytellers. I’m certain I won’t be disappointed with their newest releases. ORDINARY GRACE: A NOVEL by William Kent Krueger – This novel is quite a departure from normal for Krueger, whose fame comes from writing Read More

The Broken Trail by Christa MacDonald

A Christmas Smorgasbord of Novels, Part Four

And finally, one last post spotlighting novels that would make excellent gifts. Below you’ll find Women’s Fiction, Legal Fiction, and Romance. Women’s Fiction LOST AND FOUND by Ginny Yttrup – Last year Ginny Yttrup proved her literary talent with her debut award-winning novel, Words. Her follow-up Lost and Found, about a woman who feels inadequate Read More

The Broken Trail by Christa MacDonald

A Christmas Smorgasbord of Novels, Part Three

It’s now December, and Christmas is a mere three weeks away. If you’re still looking for that perfect gift for the reader on your list, one of the titles below should certainly be a perfect match for them. But if not, be sure to stop by this Thursday, December 6 for Christmas Smorgasbord of Novels, Read More