and what a lovely load of books I've found this time. And all at the Christian bookstore, because I think God has decided I shut right up about how hard it is to find good Christian fiction.
The Note, by Angela Hunt. An intriguing mystery, likeable characters, and Angela avoids the temptation have everyone either converted or hit by a bus before the last chapter. Angela is very good at this. Others of hers that I have loved are The Awakening and The Canopy.
Wind, by Calvin Miller. There are no words to tell you how much I love Calvin Miller. A favourite line "Yet most mornings came wrapped in sunlight, which made the future take on the look of possibility." I bought another one of his tonight, and closed it after three pages because I want it to last forever.
Like A Watered Garden, by Patti Hill. A fresh metaphor that intrigued the poet in me on PAGE ONE. I stayed up all night reading this book, not because the plot was so compelling, but because I was really enjoying spending time with the people. Character-driven, not plot-driven.
Dragonspell and Dragonquest, by Donita K Paul. I have a soft spot for fantasy, because you get to write larger than life, and write about absolutes, and because anything is possible and because the only limitations are how extraordinary ordinary people can dare to be. Sort of like life, without the dishes and laundry.
I e-mailed Patti Hill today to tell her how much I liked her book and she answered me! This delighted me beyond words. Donita Paul also answered my e-mail, months ago when I sent one begging for a sequel to Dragonspell. Angela Hunt has yet to notice my comment on her blog, though :)
Cyberspace - oh the people you'll meet :)