Category Archives: historical

Book Spotlight: Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist

About the book:
Switchboard operator Georgie Gail’s proud of her independence in a man’s world, which makes her all the more frustrated when the phone company sends a man to look over her shoulder. Luke Palmer is more than he appears, though. He’s a Texas Ranger working to infiltrate a notorious gang of train robbers.

Read an excerpt of Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist.

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Book Spotlight: The Doctor’s Lady by Jody Hedlund

About the book:
Priscilla White knows she’ll never be a wife or mother and feels God’s call to the mission field, specifically to India. Dr. Eli Ernest is back from Oregon Country just long enough to raise awareness of missions to the natives before heading out West again. But then they both receive news from the mission board: No longer will they send unmarried men and women to the field.

Read an excerpt of The Doctor’s Lady by Jody Hedlund.

I received this book from the publisher as part of the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance. I am an Amazon Associate and receive a small commission on sales through my affiliate links.

Book Spotlight: Dancing on Glass by Pamela Binnings Ewen

About the book:
In steamy 1974 New Orleans, Amalise Catoir views Phillip Sharp as a charming, magnetic artist — unlike any man she’s known. A lawyer herself, raised in a small town and on the brink of a career with a large firm, she’s strong and successful, but sometimes too trusting and whimsical. Her rash decision to marry Phillip turns out to be a mistake as he becomes possessive, drawing Ama away from family, friends and her faith. His behavior becomes her dark secret.

Read an excerpt of Dancing on Glass by Pamela Ewen.

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Book Spotlight: A Most Unsuitable Match by Stephanie Grace Whitson

About the book:
An unlikely attraction transpires between two passengers on a steamboat journey up the Missouri to Montana. Her: a self-centered young woman from a privileged family who’s afraid of the outdoors and avoids anything rustic. Him: a preacher with a sense of duty to love the unlovable. She won’t letting anything keep her from solving a family mystery that came up after her mother’s death. Miss Fannie Rousseau and Samuel Beck are total opposites — except in how they each keep wondering if their paths will cross again.

Read an excerpt of A Most Unsuitable Match by Stephanie Grace Whitson.

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Book Spotlight: The Hardest Thing to Do by Penelope Wilcock

About the book:
The first of three sequels to The Hawk and the Dove trilogy is set a year after the close of the third book, in the early fourteenth century. A peaceful monastery is enjoying its new abbot, taking the place of Father Peregrine, when an old enemy shows up seeking refuge. Reluctantly taking in Prior William, the upended community must address long-held fears and bitterness while warily seeking reconciliation. But can they really trust Prior William?

Read an excerpt of The Hardest Thing to Do by Penelope Wilcock.

I received this book from the publisher as part of the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance. I am an Amazon Associate and receive a small commission on sales through my affiliate links.

Book Spotlight: Pompeii: City of Fire by T.L. Higley

About the book:
For Cato, Pompeii is the perfect escape from a failed political career in Rome. A place to start again, become a winemaker. But when a corrupt politician wrongfully jails Cato’s sister, he must oust the man from power to save her.

For Ariella, Pompeii is a means to an end. As a young Jew, she escaped the fall of Jerusalem only to endure slavery to a cruel Roman general. She ends up in Pompeii, disguised as a young man and sold into a gladiator troupe. Her anger fuels her to fight well, hoping to win the arena crowds and reveal her gender at the right time.

Evil creeps through the streets of Pompeii. Political corruption, religious persecution, and family peril threaten to destroy Ariella and Cato, thrown together in a battle to survive. As Vesuvius churns, the two must bridge their differences to save those they love, before fiery ash buries Pompeii, leaving the city lost to the world.

Read an excerpt of Pompeii: City of Fire by T.L. Higley.

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Book Spotlight: The Sweetest Thing by Elizabeth Musser

About the book:
The Singletons’ fortunes seem unaffected by the Great Depression, and Perri — along with the other girls at Atlanta’s elite Washington Seminary — lives a life of tea dances and matinees. When tragedy strikes, she faces a different world than the one she’s always known.

Mary ‘Dobbs’ Dillard, the daughter of an itinerant preacher, is sent from inner-city Chicago to live with her aunt and attend Washington Seminary. Passionate and individualistic, she shocks the girls with her frank talk about poverty and her stories of revival on the road.

Read an excerpt of The Sweetest Thing by Elizabeth Musser.

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Book Spotlight: How Huge the Night by Heather Munn and Lydia Munn

About the book:
Fifteen-year-old Julien Losier just wants to fit in. But when his family moves to a small village in central France in hopes of outrunning the Nazis, he is suddenly faced with bigger challenges than the taunting of local teens. Nina Krenkel left her country to obey her father’s dying command: Take your brother and leave Austria. Burn your papers. Tell no one you are Jews. Alone she arrives in Tanieux, France, dangerously ill and in despair. Thrown together, Julien begins to feel the terrible weight of the looming conflict and Nina fights to survive. As France falls, Julien struggles with doing what is right, even if it is not enough, and wonders if he can save Nina.

Based on the true story of the town of Le Chambon, honored by Israel for rescuing Jews from the Holocaust.

Read an excerpt of How Huge the Night by Heather Munn and Lydia Munn.

I received this book from the publisher as part of the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance. I am an Amazon Associate and receive a small commission on sales through my affiliate links.