Christian Historical Fiction Talk

Christian Historical Fiction Talk

Reviews, author interviews, and discussion about the best in Christian historical fiction.

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October 20, 2021 28 min

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On this week's episode, we discuss the question, "Is Romance Dead?" You commented on the question on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and it was great to get your feedback. We had some answers on each side of the romance fence, and we discuss what it is readers want from romance now.

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The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery by Amanda Cox

Present Day. After tragedy plunges her into grief and unresolved anger, Sarah Ashby returns to her childhood home determined to finally follow her long-denied dream of running Old Depot Grocery alongside her mother and grandmother. But when she arriv...

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Jewel of the Nile by Tessa Afshar
Whispered secrets about her parents’ past take on new urgency for Chariline as she pays one last visit to the land of her forefathers, the ancient kingdom of Cush.
Raised as an orphan by her aunt, Chariline has only been told a few pieces of her parents’ tragic love stor...

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September 29, 2021 34 min

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Chasing Shadows by Lynn Austin

For fans of bestselling WWII fiction comes a powerful novel from Lynn Austin about three women whose lives are instantly changed when the Nazis invade the neutral Netherlands, forcing each into a complicated dance of choice and consequence.

Lena is a wife and mother who far...

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Biblical fiction is very popular among readers right now. I asked for your input about the genre on social media recently, and on this episode, we discuss what you like and what you dislike about it. Below are links and descriptions for some of the books I mention on the program.

Seal of the Sand Dwelle...

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Between the Wild Branches by Connilyn Cossette
Ten years ago Lukio fled Kiryat-Yearim, where he'd been adopted by the Levite family who guarded the Ark of the Covenant. Feeling betrayed by everyone, he returned to his birthplace in Philistia to become a famous fighter. Now the champion of Ashdod, Lu...

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September 8, 2021 28 min

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Rahab's Courage by Naomi Craig
A scarlet cord tethers one ruined woman to the salvation of mankind.

Harboring two fugitives in a city slated for destruction, Rahab has one small chance of escape. In exchange for their safety, she bargains for her own. Their agreement rewards her courage, and she flee...

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The Ice Swan by J'nell Ciesielski
Amid the violent last days of the glittering Russian monarchy, a princess on the run finds her heart where she least expects it.

1917, Petrograd. Fleeing the murderous flames of the Russian Revolution, Princess Svetlana Dalsky hopes to find safety in Paris with her m...

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The Last Gasp by Chautona Havig
At the pinnacle of his Hollywood career, Garrison Prince’s reign ends tonight. As Gary Prinz, he can pursue his Bible education & marry the girl of his dreams. He never imagined trading the silver screen for a pulpit would wreak such havoc. A cigarillo girl, Lucinda A...

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On Sugar Hill by Ann Mulligan
To make ends meet, the Fitzgerald women must open their home as a boardinghouse, but will the secrets they uncover prove their undoing?

The day Cora Fitzgerald turned sixteen, she fled Sugar Hill for the bright lights of New York City, leaving behind her senator father’s abu...

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The Cryptographer's Dilemma

A Code Developer Uncovers a Japanese Spy Ring

Full of intrigue, adventure, and romance, this new series celebrates the unsung heroes—the heroines of WWII.

FBI cryptographer Eloise Marshall is grieving the death of her brother, who died during the attack on Pearl Harbor, w...

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Under the Bayou Moon by Valerie Fraser Luesse
Restless with the familiarity of her Alabama home, Ellie Fields accepts a teaching job in a tiny Louisiana town deep in bayou country. Though rightfully suspicious of outsiders, who have threatened both their language and their culture, most of the people in...

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Wedded to War by Jocelyn Green
It's April 1861, and a small group of women, including Charlotte Waverly, decide to do something about it, and end up changing the course of the war, despite criticism, ridicule and social ostracism.

 An Irish immigrant named Ruby O'Flannery, who turns to the unthi...

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The Nature of Small Birds by Susie Finkbeiner

In 1975, three thousand children were airlifted out of Saigon to be adopted into Western homes. When Mindy, one of those children, announces her plans to return to Vietnam to find her birth mother, her loving adopted family is suddenly thrown back to the eve...

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Along a Storied Trail
Kentucky packhorse librarian Tansy Calhoun doesn't mind the rough trails and long hours as she serves her Appalachian mountain community during the Great Depression. Yet she longs to find love like the heroines in her books. When a charming writer comes to town, she thinks she ...

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The Scarlet Pen by Jennifer Uhlarik
Enjoy a tale of true but forgotten history of a 19th century serial killer whose silver-tongued ways almost trap a young woman into a nightmarish marriage.
 
In 1876, Emma Draycott is charmed into a quick engagement with childhood friend Stephen Dee Richards after recon...

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A Lady in Attendance
Five years in a New York state reformatory have left a blemish on Hazel's real name. So when she takes a job as Doctor Gilbert Watts's lady in attendance in 1898, she does so under an alias. In the presence of her quiet and pious employer, Hazel finds more than an income. Sh...

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Come Back to Me
The ultimate cure that could heal any disease? Crazy.

That's exactly what research scientist Marian Creighton has always believed about her father's quest, even if it does stem from a desire to save her sister Ellen from the genetic disease that stole their mother from them. But w...

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This week we talk about authors who do such a great job with the settings of their books that they've inspired you to travel somewhere.

The Nature of a Lady by Roseanna M. White
A summer stay in Scilly turns dangerous as Libby and Oliver work together to solve the mystery of his sister's disappea...

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In a Far-Off Land

A story about the price of
fame, the truth sacrificed on its altar, and the love that brings a prodigal daughter home.
As the Great Depression hits the Midwest, Minerva Sinclaire runs away to Hollywood, determined to make it big and save the family farm. But beauty and moxie don’t pay t...

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