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Isaiah’s Daughter Receives PW Starred Review

Mesu Andrews has received a starred review from Publishers Weekly for her upcoming biblical fiction novel, Isaiah’s Daughter: A Novel of Prophets and Kings, releasing Jan. 16, 2018.

Publishers Weekly (10/30/2017): Andrews (Miriam) continues her mission to explore the lives of lesser-known women of the Bible in this thrilling account of Hephzibah, the wife of King Hezekiah of Judah. She begins her life as Ishma and is orphaned as a girl when her family is killed by Israelite soldiers. After a treacherous flight, she is welcomed into the prophet Isaiah’s home. There she meets the young prince Hezekiah, who has also suffered: he watched his brother be sacrificed to a pagan god. The two children form a friendship rooted in their shared pain that develops over the years into a lasting love. Isaiah adopts Ishma and bestows on her a new [ … ]

Many Sparrows Receives PW Starred Review

Lori Benton receives Publishers Weekly’s highest praise with a starred review for her latest book Many Sparrows, calling it “an excellent addition to the author’s inspirational frontier histories.

Publishers Weekly (9/1/2017): Benton (Pathfinders series) sweeps the reader into the frontier of 1774 with gorgeous descriptions of landscapes in this tale of the wrenching power of a mother’s love. Heading west into the Ohio-Kentucky frontier, Clare Inglesby encounters Shawnee warriors who kill her husband and take her young son, Jacob, captive. Jeremiah Ring, a white frontiersman with strong Indian ties, leads the determined mother to the Shawnee village where they discover Jacob has been given to Jeremiah’s Shawnee adoptive sister, who renamed the boy Many Sparrows. With no clear way of taking back her son, strong-willed Clare must wrestle with her faith in an Almighty who has forced [ … ]

Publishers Weekly Calls Thief of Glory ‘One of Brouwer’s Best’

Acclaimed author Sigmund Brouwer‘s newest novel, Thief of Glory, recently earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly, meaning they consider it ‘a book of outstanding quality.’

Thief of Glory is a historical novel set in 1942, when the Japanese invaded the Dutch East Indies. Ten-year-old Jeremiah Prins and his family are taken to a camp where they face starvation, brutality and despair. Separated from his father and older brothers, Jeremiah must take over as the head of the family in order to help his mother and younger siblings survive. Decades later, he is haunted by his memories of his time in the camp and struggles to find peace despite all that happened.

Publishers Weekly’s starred review of Thief of Glory stated, “Thorough historical research, skillful use of foreshadowing, and keen insight into the human spirit make this one [ … ]

“Firsthand” Makes NY Times Bestseller List

 

Firsthand: Ditching Secondhand Religion for a Faith of Your Own (WaterBrook Press, March 19, 2013) by debut authors Ryan and Josh Shook has swept through the national bestseller lists during its first week on sale with the book ranking #4 on the New York  Times Hardcover How-to, Advice, Misc list (Apr. 7), #5 on the Publishers Weekly Hardcover Non-fiction list (Apr. 1), #8 on the Wall Street Journal Hardcover Non-fiction list (Mar. 29), and #107 on USA Today’s Top 150 (Mar. 28).

Brothers Ryan (24) and Josh (23) Shook, the oldest sons of mega-church pastor Kerry Shook of the Woodlands Church near Houston, joined forces to tell their experiences of leaving home and doubting their faith. The two discovered that each of them needed to develop a personal relationship with Christ instead of relying on the one passed [ … ]

NEWS: “A Sound Among The Trees” Gets Rave Reviews!

A Sound Among the Trees is getting rave reviews from professional sources and book bloggers alike!  Check out what others have said and then pick up a copy for yourself!

Publisher’s Weekly – starred review: “Meissner delivers a delightful page-turner that will surely enthrall readers from beginning to end. The antebellum details, lively characters, and overlapping dramas particularly will excite history buffs and romance fans.”

Book Bloggers & Readers Just Like You:

Suzanne: Meissner has solidified her place as a top author with this one, it’s sure to win awards. – ClickingHerHeels.blogspot.com

Erin: Susan Meissner has quickly become on of my favorite Christian fiction writers because her books are easy to read and very engaging—and they aren’t cheesy. –  Thinking Out Loud

Robin: This book captured my heart! Oh [ … ]