I don’t read much Christian fiction. In fact, for years I avoided reading it altogether because the plots I had encountered were painfully simplistic, the narrative and dialogue purged and unbelievable. However the research I did while preparing a book review for last summer’s ‘Presbyterian Record’ magazine exposed me to a changing reality. During the past decade a greater quantity of good Christian novels has unobtrusively been making its way onto bookshelves, and I have discovered a few Christian authors whose fiction I really do enjoy — Linda Hall and Jane Kirkpatrick are two.
Both women have recently published new books that have already been well received: Linda’s July release, “Shadows at the Window”, has been named a ‘Romantic Times’ magazine Top Pick for July, and Jane’s April release, “A Mending at the Edge”, was on the ‘Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association’ Best Seller list the first week of its release.
Undoubtedly there are other good reads around, too. The thing is to find them without having to wade through all the not-so-good ones en route. Searching through the morass tends to ignite my impatience and I leave behind me a smoldering trail of unfinished books. There must be a better way!