Welcome to Faith 'n Fiction Saturday. If this is your first time participating, please read this post. It will tell you everything you need to know!
It doesn't take long hanging around people who read Christian fiction before the usual names come up. Janette Oke. Francine Rivers. Karen Kingsbury. Dee Henderson. Ted Dekker. Frank Peretti. These are the best-sellers...the authors everyone knows. But there are so many authors who get less coverage but have huge amounts of talent. Today, choose either an author you think deserves a wider readership or a book you wish more people had read and share about them on your blog! Because as you all know, we need to add to our TBR (to be read) lists!
A book I wish had received more coverage was J.M. Windle's Betrayed. Even though I myself left this book off my top ten last year, I wish I hadn't. It's a gorgeous book in that it masterfully combined mystery with education...I was interested in the mystery but also learned a lot about the conditions of the people in Guatemala. I still think of it often...the scenes in this book really drove home the concept the "dumpster children" for me. It also made me fall in love with the old hymn "This is My Father's World" all over again. If you haven't read this one, I highly highly recommend it.
To be fair, it was a Christian Fiction Blog Alliance Review book and I even read a review for it in the newsletter Shelf Awareness. But I never heard any real buzz and I think that's a real shame. I recently got the ARC (advanced reading copy) for her new book, Veiled Freedom, and I absolutely cannot wait to read it.
What book or author do you think deserves more buzz? Tell us all and drop the link in below!