Friday, July 24, 2020

Authors I've Discovered

Most of these authors are new to me; all of them write with faith.

Irene Hannon writes about Missouri, where I grew up, so that is a delight to me. Her stories include mystery and suspense.

Tessa Afshar writes Biblical fiction, including stories about Priscilla and Aquila, Paul, and Rahab.

Books I’ve read from Karen Barnett take place in National Parks in the 1920s and 30s.

So far I’ve only read one book by Rachel Hauck, The Fifth Avenue Story Society. This is a literary book of modern-day New York City with a variety of people. They are strangers who are mysteriously brought together and become important in each other’s lives.

Terry Blackstock, not a new author to me, excellent suspense.

Lauraine Snelling shares stories of immigrants from Norway who settle in Minnesota in the early 1900s, looking for hope and a new home. Beautiful stories of lives of settlers.

I have added all of these authors to my to-be-read-again list.


  1. Kathy, thank you for your introduction to these authors, some of whom I have read.
    A favorite series of mine was the Prairie Sky series by Cynthia Roemer. There were three books in the series: Under the Same Sky, Under Prairie Skies, and Under Moonlit Skies. This is historical ficton.
    Barbara Britton writes excellent Biblical fiction. My most recent read of hers was Tribes of Israel series.

  2. What a great list! I would add Dee Henderson for her O’Malley series. I’d add DiAnn Mills For her romantic suspense, and Francine Rivers for her biblical fiction.

  3. I love Rachel Hauck. I am also a big fan of DiAnn Mills and Patricia Bradley. Right now I am reading books by Christy Barritt. Most of her books are set on the coast of North Carolina. I love the Outer Banks area of NC, or really any coastal area. Christy has a lot of books out, so you can pretty much pick what you want to read. The Lantern Beach series are my favorites.

  4. Thanks to your recommendation, I ordered a large print book by Tessa Afshar from our local library.

  5. Hi Kathy,
    You have so many of these memories, you should consider putting together a book with them, could be a themed book, food, heaven, travel, etc. Or it could be of the best / funniest / most poignant anecdotes. If you find the right artist, the drawings would bring it all together wonderfully. Seems to me the kind of book Moms would buy and even buy for other moms! Can totally see it!