Friday, October 8, 2010

Faith and Fiction Saturday: The Author Who Can Get You to Read Anything

Welcome to Faith and Fiction Saturday, a weekly discussion on the intersection of faith and fiction. You are welcome to participate by writing a post on your own blog or leaving your thoughts in comments.

This week I read a book I loved with my whole heart in a way few books invite, and gave it an enthusiastic review. While I focused on how this book salvaged my love for romances in the review, something I forgot to mention is how Tamera Alexander makes me perfectly happy to read books set out West, in early American civilization. The kind of books I normally wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole.

Sometimes there are authors who write so well, so convincingly, that we happily follow them wherever they take us even if it's a place we normally would drag our feet to.

For me, Tamera Alexander is that kind of author. She creates such convincing loveable characters and uses her setting and chosen time period to enhance and echo their emotional journeys. And so I love the books!

How about you? Have you ever found yourself surprised to be delighted with a book set outside of your normal preferences? Is there an author who could write about anything and you'd follow?

For the record, I have some other authors like that, but for today, I'll just celebrate Tamera Alexander.


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