Picking one favorite book is
absolutely impossible, but in the mood of the Thanksgiving holidays, I have
made a list of five books I’m thankful I read this year.
Water Princess, Fire Prince, by Kendra E. Ardnek: This story was the perfect
combination between my two favorite genres, fantasy and fairy tale retellings.
The concept of different-colored water was something that had never occurred to
me before, and the brilliant dynamics between our world and Rizkaland… you need
to read this book. Best yet, the sequel, Lady
Dragon, Tela Du is already out (but my Kindle has broken, so I can’t read
Rose of Prophecy, by Hope Ann: I’m thankful for this book because it taught me that there’s
still room for a true definition of love in today’s fiction. Too often, now,
love is portrayed as a feeling or emotion, a throbbing heart when the guy walks by. Not so with Rose of Prophecy!
King’s Folly, by Jill Williamson: I
loved Jill Williamson’s Blood of Kings series,
and having another story in the same world—however far in the past it may
be—was a dream come true! True to form, the epic scope of her world pulls you
in and discovering the past of Er’rets only makes it more exciting!
The Centurion’s Wife, by Janette Oke and
David Bunn: I can’t do this story justice, so here comes the blurb from Amazon:
“Janette Oke has dreamed
for years of retelling a story in a biblical time frame from a female
protagonist's perspective, and Davis Bunn is elated to be working with her
again on this sweeping saga of the dramatic events surrounding the birth of
Christianity...and the very personal story of Leah, a young Jewess of mixed
heritage trapped in a vortex of competing political agendas and private trauma.”
This book opened to me the world of Biblical fiction and the possibilities
Beauty and the Beast, by K.M. Shea: This
book is hands-down the best retelling of Beauty and the Beast that I have ever
read. During a difficult assignment, Elle makes a terrible mistake—and finds
herself with a broken leg, stranded in the chateau of the illegitimate
prince-turned-beast, Prince Severin. The fresh feeling of this book—contrary to
what usually happens with fairy tale retellings—had me wondering what would
I don't know about you, but
I'm looking forward to another great year of reading! Speaking of more reading,
here's one more thing to be grateful for. Books on sale! In honor of
Thanksgiving and Black Friday, a group of independent Christian authors banded
together to offer over seventy discounted books on Nov 25-28. There's literally
something for everyone.
What awesome reads of 2016 are
you grateful for? What books are you looking forward to reading in 2017?
A note on the http://www.indiechristianbooks.com/ebooks-only/
Ebooks Only page. All books are listed as "Sold Out." This only
refers to paperback copies of these titles. Please click onto the product pages
to find descriptions and links to discounted or free ebooks. Also, some of the
authors this year chose to not sell their paperbacks directly through the site.
Those books are also marked "Sold Out" but if you click them open,
you'll find a link to the site where they are on sale and a discount code for
you to use at check out.
Acknowledgements: Thanks to http://leahegood.com/ data-blogger-escaped-target
Leah E. Good and http://knittedbygodsplan.blogspot.com
Kendra E. Ardnek for their work organizing this sale, and Hannah Mills for her
fantastic design work on the website graphics. Hannah can be contacted at
hmills(at)omorecollege(dot)edu for more information about her design services.