Faith ‘n Fiction Saturday

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It’s Saturday and of course that means the delightful Amy is hosting Faith ‘n Fiction Saturday.

Today’s question is:

One thing we share in common is a love of books. I know there are participants of Faith ‘n Fiction Saturdays that read over 200 books a year!
But while we may read a lot of books, only a few books in our lifetimes are special enough that we would never part with them, always recommend them, and maybe even reread them.

So…what fiction books with faith elements are on your keeper shelf? Please keep your answers to no more than 5 books! (series can count as 1!)

5 just 5…eek! Ok here goes…

1. The O’Malley Series by Dee Henderson…I LOVE this series, it has suspense, romance, drama, family…it is just good. I have re-read the series countless times and still love it.

2. The Daughter’s of Boston Series by Julie Lessman (and her new series too:) I love all things Julie…she her self is delightful and her books are so full of romance, drama, and family. Her tag line is Passion with a Purpose and she delivers :) I want to be an O’Connor!

3. Susan May Warren’s Mission: Russia series. I fell in love with the characters of these books. And I loved the setting of Russia and the suspense.

4. The Baxter Series by Karen Kingsbury– all of it :) I was a little late to this series but I made up for it big time. I love the real family dynamics of these books. The love, the pain, the realness of these books has me weeping each time I read them.

5. I cannot choose so I have two…Divine by Karen Kingsbury. I made the mistake of reading this book on vacation. Oh my. I could not put it down but I could not read it because I was crying so much. It is the most beautiful retelling of Mary Magdelene I have read and it moved me deeply
The Princess by Lori Wick is my most favorite book on my shelf. I have re-read the book countless times and actually have a backup copy. It was this book that made me realize we choose to love. We don’t have to love people we can choose who we love. But we also need to know love changes us. It makes us better!

What a fun question! I have many more favorites…I have one bookshelf devoted entirely to favorites that I will not get rid of.

If you want to participate in Faith ‘n Fiction Saturday Go visit My Friend Amy!

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13 Responses to “Faith ‘n Fiction Saturday”


  1. 1 Sally January 24, 2009 at 8:11 am

    I have read the entire O’Malleys series as well as all the books about the Baxters. Good choices. I have not read your other choices. The Princess will go on my MUST READ list. Thank you.

  2. 2 Marvin D Wilson January 24, 2009 at 10:13 am

    I’ve been hearing a lot about the O’Malleys series – will have to check that out. Great sounding list – this is a fun topic today, with lots of wonderful leads!

  3. 3 Amy(The Sleepy Reader) January 24, 2009 at 10:22 am

    I haven’t read any on your list but they sound great! Thanks for the recommendations!

  4. 4 Mimi January 24, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Oh, I’m so glad others are posting the ones I didn’t get up. I know, only FIVE!! Dee’s series is a huge favorite, but I chose a stand alone in place of this series. Sigh… I also wanted to choose every Karen Kingsbury book, but chose an oldy that I’ve had forever. And Susan’s books were up there as well. It was soooo hard to choose!

  5. 5 Marta January 24, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Divine sounds like a great book!

  6. 7 Lynn Squire January 24, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    I have a confession – I’ve tried awfully hard to read a Karen Kingsbury book – she comes so highly recommended – but I’ve rarely been able to get past the first page, let alone the whole book.

  7. 8 Andi January 24, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    I can’t wait for the 3rd book in Julie’s series or the next installment. She’s amazing and I love everything she writes.
    I haven’t read Susan May Warren’s Russia series. I’ll have to look up that one.
    I think it’s funny that we’re all bending the rules LOL

  8. 9 Stormi January 24, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    I love the O’Malley Series too and I had forgotten about them. I have everyone too..lol. I liked The Princess also.

  9. 10 Jenny January 24, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    I really enjoyed the first Baxter series (Redemption series), and The Princess by Lori Wick, and the O’Malleys – great books all.

  10. 11 Nise' January 24, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Wonderful choices. I have got to read Susan May Warren’s Mission Russia!!

  11. 12 Kara S January 25, 2009 at 12:10 am

    I’m with Lynn and have to confess that I’ve never been able to read a Karen Kingsbury book. I’ve managed the first couple of pages, but that’s it. I also couldn’t get into Julie Lessman’s books. But I adore Henderson’s O’Malley series!!! :P

  12. 13 Amy @ My Friend Amy January 31, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Someone just said they couldn’t get into Julie Lessman’s series…WHAT?!? Just kidding, Kara!

    I’ve read all of these except The Princess..I think we have very similar taste. :)


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