Book Pick for Summer Reading

Karen Barnett’s latest release, Where the Fire Falls, published by Waterbrook Multnomah, has everything a reader could hope for in an historical account—the beautiful setting of Yosemite National Park, engaging characters, a touch of mystery, and a love story. A surefire mix of elements for an intriguing tale. It’s 1929 and Yosemite National Park is in […]

For the Contemporary Reader

Contemporary and historical fiction alike find places in my reading library. I’ve discovered both genres to be satisfying pastimes. One multi-published contemporary author who recently garnered my attention is Susan Meissner, a writer whose books cross into both past and present worlds. Her skill at mastering a story set in two eras is amazing. The […]

When Writers Research

An author whose meticulous research makes her stories ring with truth is Sarah Sundin, a novelist who writes about life during World War II. Conducting research is necessary for any novel—historical or contemporary—but Sundin weaves in details like fine spice. She sprinkles her characters’ lives with pieces of history that flavor the storyline like an […]