Aside from the end of our Easter Biblical Fiction event, April has been a pretty electric month in terms of content. We’ve covered a lot of fantastic new books in a variety of genres–contemporary, historical, fantasy, suspense, and more! Although it’s fun to come together and focus on a genre that many of us love, it’s also wonderful to see how far our range of interests stretches, and discover some gems from genres we wouldn’t normally try. Did April’s reviews convince you to check out anything new?
The Crimson Cord by Jill Eileen Smith (Biblical), reviewed by Christel
The Decision by Wanda E. Brunstetter (Amish), reviewed by Jodie
A Rescued Love by Natalie Replogle (Contemporary Romance), reviewed by Shondra
Like a Flower in Bloom by Siri Mitchell (Historical Romance), reviewed by Beth & Marisa
The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki (Historical Romance), reviewed by Beth
Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon (Historical/Political/Suspense), reviewed by Melissa
The Legacy by Dan Walsh & Gary Smalley (Contemporary), reviewed by Shondra
From the Start by Melissa Tagg (Contemporary Romance), reviewed by Marisa
Buried Secrets by Irene Hannon (Romantic Suspense), reviewed by Jodie
Detained by Don Brown (Military/Political/Suspense), reviewed by Melissa
Dauntless by Dina L. Sleiman (Fantasy/YA), reviewed by Marisa
The Captive Imposter by Dawn Crandall (Historical Romance), reviewed by Beth & Marisa
The Tomb by Stephanie Landsem (Biblical), reviewed by Beth
Fury by Steven James (Speculative/Suspense/Thriller/YA), reviewed by Melissa
Exodus by Cliff Graham (Biblical), reviewed by Melissa
The Art of Losing Yourself by Katie Ganshert (Contemporary), reviewed by Heather
Falcon by Ronie Kendig (Military/Romantic Suspense/Thriller), reviewed by Melissa
Marisa closed our Easter Biblical Fiction feature with her Q&A with Lynn Austin, where they discussed Lynn’s favourite historical figure, her extensive research, and how being a teacher has influenced her writing.
Shondra chatted to Natalie Replogle about her writing process, how she balances motherhood with her career, and how her faith influences her writing.
Melissa asked Ronie Kendig about the challenges of continuing a story arch over several books, her favourite type of romance to write, and her upcoming epic fantasy novel.
In honour of VE Day, we’re spending a week focusing on WWII fiction. Make sure you stop by during the first week in May to hear about some new releases, old favourites, as well as an interview with a popular author of historical fiction!