Friday, October 05, 2007

Katybug's Fault...It's a Good Fault

Yes it is her fault, a good fault (if there is such a thing). After reading her latest post about her love for Christian fiction and romance, she got me thinking. That is dangerous since I am sitting here with loads of work on my desk and I can only daydream about my favorite books and the characters and stories and how much I love them!

My all time favorite book has changed in the last few years after the market has opened up with some great authors.

I used to be devoted to Janette Oke's Roses For Mama, it is still my favorite book of hers. I then moved on to Lori Wick's, Where the Wild Rose Blooms. I have stuck with this and it is still my favorite one of hers and on my top five.

I was walking through Wal-mart's book section and I looked down and saw this...

Interesting cover... I decided to buy it. This is not normal for me. I do not usually pick up books from authors I don't know.

Next thing I know I am writing an email to the author Deeanne Gist, gushing about Bride. She replied and directed me to her blog. This whole blogging thing was a new experience as well, I must have been out of the loop.

Dee came out with another unbelievable book, Measure of a Lady. I fell in love all over again.

Deeanne set up chat room and assigned me as a moderator, which I love doing, along with some other awesome Dee fans.

I have gotten great suggestions on books to read from the chat room, one being Tamera Alexander's series, Fountain Creek Chronicles.

I said all that to say this, My top five Christian Fiction is:
(in no particular order)
  1. Where the Wild Rose Blooms - Lori Wick

  2. Bride Most Begrudging - Deeanne Gist

  3. Measure of a Lady - Deeanne Gist

  4. Courting Trouble - Deeanne Gist

  5. Revealed - Tamera Alexander

What are your top five?

Tell me, I want to know what I'm missing out on....


Shauna said...

Oh boy, just a top five?? Here goes:

1. All Deeanne Gist Books

2. O'Malley series

3. Finding Hope by Brenda Coulter

4. Not Exactly Eden by Linda Windsor

5. Fires of Gleannmara Series (3 books) by Linda Windsor

6. The Whitney Chronicles by Judy Baer

7. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers (and the Mark of the Lion series)

8. Stealing Adda by Tamara Leigh (must read!)

9. And many, many, many more

Sorry Deb. I just can't keep it to five. *sheepish*

Shauna said...

Those are in no particular order, BTW.

Becky said...

Oh boy...I don't think I can do a top 5 books...too hard to narrow down. However, there are various authors that I go back to over and over again:

1. Lori Wick
2. Jane Austen
3. Deeanne Gist
4. Kristin Billerbeck
5. Laura Ingall's Wilder
6. Janette Oke
7. Francine Rivers
8. Ruth Axtell Morren
9. Dee Henderson
10. Susan May Warren
11. Hope Lyda
12. Siri Mitchell
...really, nearly every book in my collection has been read and re-read. It's like a good movie, you've got to see it again on down the road...

Becky said...

Ooopsie...forgot Robin Jones Gunn, too!

Katybug said...

I am glad to take the blame for this one! WBut if I tell you now, it would mess up my next post!!! ;-)

The Daily "B" said...

Ohhh! All the suggestions makes me want to spend spend spend on Amazon! I am looking up Stealing Adda by Tamara Leigh right now...

Barb said...

Also Jodi Thomas, tho some of her stuff might be a tad racey (racy?) for innocents. Liz Curtis Higgs writes great, in-depth historic-type fiction too. John Grisham's The Testament is a classic (in my book!)

Jenster said...

My top five Christian fiction??

Here are my top five Christian fiction authors:

Dee (duh)
Francine Rivers
Liz Curtis Higgs
Tamara Alexander (my new favorite - I'm reading the second book right now)
Victoria Bylin (originally secular books - Harlequin Historicals, but with a strong Christian theme and very mild content. I would call them edgy inspirationals. Now she's writing for Steeple Hill's Love Inspired line. And she's an uber-gracious person just like Dee and Liz.)

The Daily "B" said...

All these great suggestions, love it!

I should have done the top five authors... after posting my top five books (which was hard), I thought up a ton I had forgotten.

Daisy said...

I usually don't read fiction, so I have really been challenging myself the past few weeks. Boy am I glad! I have discovered two authors whose books I have enjoyed IMMENSELY... Deeanne Gist and Judith Pella. I've turned into a book fiend! LOL

angela said...

The top five that come to my head:
1) I decided that Measure of a Lady is my favorite by Deeanne Gist, but all her books should all go in this slot
2) The Guy I'm Not Dating by Trish Perry
3) To Catch a Rising Star by Tracey Bateman (I've only read this book by her, but I'm thinking I'll love them all)
4) Hazardous Duty by Christy Barritt--can't wait for the sequel
5) The Cubicle Next Door by Siri Mitchell ties with Hope Lyda's Hip to be Square

And I read a lot of picture books, too. I was explaining to my daughter about the Caldecott Award on Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, and she said, "Yeah, he's amazing with a crayon." That's how I feel about my favorite authors...except they use a computer, not a crayon:)