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#1 HappyGrace

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:44 PM

AGH-here it is summertime and nothing to read! Christian books would be great, but anything clean will do. Gloomy topics really tend to spiral me into depression, so I try to avoid them.

Lately I have read and enjoyed and highly recommend Little Princes (nonfiction-guy goes to Nepal and helps in an orphanage), Kisses for Katie (nonfiction-18 yr old girl goes to Uganda and adopts 14 kids), BOTH of those were very inspiring-first one is secular, second is Christian, Christy by Catherine Marshall (reading it again), just read a couple Francine Rivers books again (my favorites-all of her books are excellent). Oh, and I also read and enjoyed The Chosen, and a GREAT one was Peace Like a River. (neither are Christian but they are very clean.) I have Mama's Bank Account here but it is short, and then I'm OUT of books-HELP please!

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:22 PM

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#3 Robin M

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:39 PM

check out Cathy Marie Hake. Loved all her stories. Humorous old fashioned christian western era love stories.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:15 PM

Surprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber

For light fast reads I like Grace Livingston Hill.

I'll come back with more...

I am always looking for good clean books. Not necessarily Christian, just not . . .smutty.

Looking forward to what others list!:bigear:

#5 misslissa

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:17 PM

My favorite christian fiction author is Karen Kingsbury.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:19 PM

Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:30 PM

Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss


I have this on my Kindle! Love it!

Please keep them coming! :)

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:45 PM

Oooh! I have one!

Moonraker's Bride by Madeleine Brent. Yeah, I know the title sounds weird and at first I didn't think I really wanted to read it BUT I read the first few pages and was hooked.

It's clean, has a little romance, a little suspense/mystery, and I really enjoyed it.

Here are a few more I've enjoyed: Mrs.Mike , Major Pettigrew's Last Stand ,A Year in Provence ,Once Upon a Town:The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:50 PM

Have you read the Mitford series by Jan Karon?

What about "The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series by Alexander McCall Smith? Those books will make you SMILE.

Do you like murder cozies? Susan Whittig Albert has written a series based upon Beatrix Potter. There ARE talking animals in the books...but the stories are *warm* even though dealing with murder.

http://www.amazon.co...otter mysteries

This is the first.

#10 Heather in Neverland

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:21 PM

The Gods and Kings series by Lynn Austin was awesome!

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:22 PM

Frank Peretti is my favorite.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:22 PM

I just finished "The Wedding Dress" by Rachel Hauck. I'm now reading Cottonwood Whispers by Jennifer Erin Valent (sequel to "Fireflies in December").

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:29 PM

The Flavia de Luce books by Alan Bradley. (Mysteries set in 1950s England w/ a precocious 11yo girl as the protagonist.)

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:30 PM

The Flavia de Luce books by Alan Bradley. (Mysteries set in 1950s England w/ a precocious 11yo girl as the protagonist.)


Oh yes! These are enjoyable!

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:42 PM

If you have a library close use it. I get fiction Christian books there all the time. Ours mark them with a little sticker so you know that it is Christian content. Our library has saved me thousands of $$. :D

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:17 AM

The Gods and Kings series by Lynn Austin was awesome!


After Francine Rivers, this is my all-time favorite Christian series. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

I am off to check out the others but please keep them coming-I read at least two books per week!

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:42 AM

You're never to old to re-read the Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis, or the Wrinkle in Time Quintet by Madeleine L'Engle! :D

I agree with PeacefulChaos; Frank Peretti is definitely a favorite.

Have you read the Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers? (I know you mentioned you've read several of her books, just didn't know which ones!) That series is fantastic!

I haven't read this book yet, but it has fabulous reviews on Amazon: Pearl in the Sand: A Novel by Tessa Afshar.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:54 AM

I've recently been enjoying the Professor von Igelfeld series by Alexander McCall Smith. The first one is Portuguese Irregular Verbs. These are shorter books and there are currently 3 with a 4th due in Dec. Von Igelfeld is described as a cross between Frasier and Inspector Clousseau. The stories are clean and fun.

I've also just finished Ordinary Jack by Helen Cresswell and have started the second book Absolute Zero. It's a children's book but there is enough in there to make it fun for adults to read, too.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:10 PM

Summer of Light by W. Dale Cramer. Clean, no smut and one of the of the few books I have actually bought for myself!

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:12 PM

I was surprised how much I ended up loving Elizabeth Musser(Swan House series) and Laura Frantz(Courting Morrow Little). I recommend both these authors if you like Francine Rivers.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:31 PM

The Gods and Kings series by Lynn Austin was awesome!


I LOVED Gods and Kings: Chronicles of the Kings #1 (Currently free on Kindle: http://www.amazon.co...ords=Lyn Austin) but it does have some depressing parts.

I want to read #2 now!

Neta Jackson, who wrote the Yada Yada Prayer Group series, has some newer books out as well. The House of Hope series. _Stand by Me_

Yashua's Bridge by Sandi Rog was also great http://www.amazon.co...ahshua's Bridge -- but again has some depressing parts in the middle

The Amish Farm Triology by Gayle Roper is good. http://www.amazon.co...ords=amish farm First book is _A Stranger's Wish_

_In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom_ by Qanta Ahmed was fascinating, though not Christian.


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