Thursday, July 29, 2010

Winning in Troubled Times: God's Solutions for Victory Over Life's Toughest Challenges

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card author is:

and the book:

FaithWords (August 25, 2010)
***Special thanks to Valerie M. Russo, Senior Web Publicist, of the Hachette Book Group for sending me a review copy.***


Dr. Creflo A. Dollar is a much-sought-after conference speaker, with books, CDs, audiotapes, and videotapes in worldwide distribution. Many of his works, including The Anointing to Live, Understanding God's Purpose for the Anointing, and The Divine Order of Faith, have been added to the curricula of Christian colleges across the United States. You can visit Creflo Dollar Ministries at

Visit the author's website.

Product Details:

List Price: $21.99
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: FaithWords (August 25, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446553379
ISBN-13: 978-0446553377

PRESS THE BROWSE INSIDE BUTTON TWinning in Troubled Times: God's Solutions for Victory Over Life's Toughest ChallengesO VIEW THE FIRST CHAPTER:

My review of Winning in Troubled Times: God's Solutions for Victory Over Life's Toughest Challenges: I've visited World Changers from time to time. My mom watches Rev. Dollar at least once a week, so I'm very aware of his ministry and his platform. However, this book surprised me. It is a discussion about how to live when life doesn't seem easy, something I think more ministers need to share with their congregations. Right now in this country we are facing many challenges and for so long many of us have been using the Bible like some sort of recipe book. What happens when you follow the recipes instructions and your dish fails? You throw it out. Better yet. Let's stop treating the Holy Bible like a cook book. Read this book.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Christian Fiction| 2010 Man Booker Prize Long List Announced

The judges for the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction today, Tuesday 27 July, announce the longlist for the prize, the leading literary award in the English speaking world. A total of 138 books, 14 of which were called in by the judges, were considered for the ‘Man Booker Prize.

The longlist includes:
  • Peter Carey Parrot and Olivier in America (Faber and Faber)
  • Emma Donoghue Room (Pan MacMillan - Picador)
  • Helen Dunmore The Betrayal (Penguin - Fig Tree)
  • Damon Galgut In a Strange Room (Grove Atlantic - Atlantic Books)
  • Howard Jacobson The Finkler Question (Bloomsbury)
  • Andrea Levy The Long Song: A Novel (Headline Publishing Group - Headline Review) 
  • Tom McCarthy C (Random House - Jonathan Cape)
  • David Mitchell The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet  (Hodder & Stoughton - Sceptre)
  • Lisa Moore February (Random House - Chatto & Windus)
  • Paul Murray Skippy Dies (Penguin - Hamish Hamilton)
  • Rose Tremain Trespass (Random House - Chatto & Windus)
  • Christos Tsiolkas The Slap (Grove Atlantic - Tuskar Rock)
  • Alan Warner The Stars in the Bright Sky (Random House - Jonathan Cape)
The 2010 shortlist will be announced on Tuesday 7 September at a press conference at Man Group's London headquarters. The winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2010 will be revealed on Tuesday 12 October at a dinner at London's Guildhall and will be broadcast on the BBC Ten O'Clock News.

The winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction will receive £50,000(about $77, 000.)
To learn more visit

My pick: Andrea Levy's the Long Song
Why: It's a tribute to Jamaica, a slice of history of the last days of slavery in Jamaica, more than another story about violence and the horror of one of our world's shame. It's a story that swells you up with faith and the triumph and majesty of the human spirit.

First lines:

THE BOOK YOU ARE now holding within your hand was born of a craving. My mama had a story—a story that lay so fat within her breast that she felt impelled, by some force which was mightier than her own will, to relay this tale to me, her son. Her intention was that, once knowing the tale, I would then, at some other date, convey its narrative to my own daughters. And so it would go on. The fable would never be lost and, in its several recitals, might gain a majesty to rival the legends told whilst pointing at the portraits or busts in any fancy great house upon this island of Jamaica.
It was a fine ambition from a noble old woman for whom many of her years were lived in harsh circumstance. This wish demanded respect. Read more here. 

Christian Fiction| TPT: Night Shade Book Trailer

This week's Christian Fiction Trailer Park Tuesday spotlight is Ronie Kendig;s Nightshade (Discarded Heroes).

 After a tour of duty in a war-torn country, embattled former Navy SEAL Max Jacobs finds himself discarded and alienated from those he loves as he
struggles with war-related PTSD. His wife, Sydney, files a restraining order against him and a petition for divorce. Max is devastated.

Then a mysterious a man appears. He says he's organizing a group that recycles veterans like Max. It's a deep-six group known as Nightshade. With
the chance to find purpose in life once again, Max is unable to resist the call of duty and signs on.

The team handles everything with precision and lethal skill...until they're called upon to rescue a missionary family from a rebel-infested jungle and
avoid a reporter hunting their identities.

Will Max yield his anger and pride to a force greater than

If you would like to read the first chapter of Nightshade, go HERE.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Christian Fiction|TMA: Whe a Good Excuse to be Angry Is Not Enough

me7TThis past Friday someone(s) robbed our home.

We were not home; so we weren't harmed. Yet, I feel broken. Not because of the items stolen, not because our back door was damaged, not because someone uninvited themselves into our home. But because my daughter couldn't sleep, she's afraid to leave the home, she's afraid to play in her pool. Someone robbed my child of her happiness and peace. As a parent, that feeling is worse than anything.

That thief did that to us and I'm past angry. I'm so angry I don't want to talk to my friends or my family. I'm that angry. However, the Holy Spirit want let my anger fester and grow into something sinister. Instead it keeps forcing me to take control. It reminds me of who I am and whom I belong to. Continue reading...

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Finding Your Ideal Reader #LiterarySoapbox


Today on Literary Soapbox we’re sharing tips and discussing how authors need to reach Thelma, a marketing ideal for Contemporary African American book byers.

Here is my condensed response:

IMO, the Thelma you describe is a group of women, not one person…

gist we have to move away from reaching authors based on demographics, but psychographics. How people shop? The psychology of buying and decision making.
Reaching these groups will not work with cookie cutter book marketing efforts. You can't duplicate what another author does. You have to build a campaign that does its best to reach your ideal reader.

Visit the blog for my entire response and my breakdown of two different types of Thelmas here, then respond there or on my blog your thoughts. You can also respond on Twitter use the hashtag #literarysoapbox

Photo: Thelmas buying books at the 2010 Faith & Fiction Retreat


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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Christian Fiction TPT: Maid of Murder

This week's Christian Fiction Trailer Park Tuesday spotlight is Amanda Flower’s Maid of Murder.
About Maid of Murder:
India Hayes is a lot of things . . . starving artist who pays the rent as a college librarian, daughter of liberal activists, sister of an emotional mathematician, tenant of a landlady who has kissed the Blarney Stone one too many times, and a bridesmaid six times over. But she’s about to step into the most challenging role of her life: amateur sleuth. Childhood friend and now knockout beauty, Olivia Blocken is back in town to wed her bodybuilder fiancĂ© with India a reluctant attendant . . . not just because the bridesmaid’s dress is a hideous mess, but because she’s betraying her brother. Mark still carries a torch for the bride who once broke his heart and sent his life into a tailspin. When Olivia turns up dead in the Martin College fountain and the evidence points to Mark, India must unmask the real culprit while juggling a furious and grieving Mother of the Bride, an annoyingly beautiful Maid of Honor, a set of hippie-generation parents, the police detective who once dated her sister and is showing a marked liking for her, and a provost itching to fire someone, anyone—maybe even a smart-mouthed librarian. India’s investigation leads her on a journey through childhood memories that she’d much rather have left in the schoolyard, but to avoid becoming the next victim, it is a path she must follow. Maid of Murder is a fast-paced, laugh-out-loud mystery set in an amusing world of academia. Readers will fall in love with India Hayes’s fierce loyalty and wit.

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When I began this blog I used to refer great blogs to our readers.  Yesterday I realized that I hadn’t done that in a while. What makes blogging the most fun is sharing and fellowshipping with other bloggers. Today I want to share a great blog with you: Carman’s Christian Book Giveaways Blog.

This blog shares Christian book giveaways throughout the blogosphere. So if you’re giving away books, please let her know.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Christian Fiction: Shana Burton Flaws and All

Monday Christian Fiction in the ABA Spotlight

  • Title: Flaws and All

  • Author: Shana Burton

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Urban Trade Paper (July 27, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601628528
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601628527

Flaws and All synopsis:

Faith, family, and friendship have always been top priority to lifelong friends Lawson, Reginell, Sullivan, Angel, and Kina, but each one is about to be put to the test during one turbulent year.

Lawson Kerry is a struggling single mother who has finally gotten her life together. Now, a fierce custody battle with her ex threatens to the tear apart everything she’s built.

Reginell Kerry is a starry-eyed singer determined to make it to the top of the charts, but will she change her tune when a chance at fame means shedding her clothes and her self-respect?

Sullivan Webb is the pampered wife of a charismatic pastor with political aspirations, but she just might destroy her husband’s campaign and their marriage if she can’t control her wandering eye.

Angel King has dedicated her life to nursing following the destruction of her marriage. Can she maintain her professionalism when she discovers that her newest patient is the woman who stole her husband?

Kina Battle has had enough of her husband’s verbal and physical abuse. When she’s pushed to the edge, the situation heads in a deadly direction, and there’s no turning back.

Nothing is sacred, all bets are off, and the lives of these ladies will never be the same. Will they have the strength to hold on to their friendships and put their trust in God?

Friday, July 16, 2010

Defining Failure in Publishing

Leaders need to let go, to accept that we don’t know best. Our role is to create the environment in which a sense of urgency around experiments is engendered, to accept and allow failure, to encourage iterative improvement and speedy adaptation, to facilitate information flow throughout the organisation: to orchestrate a process of improvisation, a dance in which the aim is to fail better, cheaper and faster so that we can all work out what will succeed.- Rebecca Smart President and Managing Director of Osprey Publishing on: Publishers Need to Fail Better, Cheaper, Faster | Digital Book World
Yesterday’s DigibookWorld Round Table discussed Defining Failure. The gist of the chat focused on assessment and experimentation. With new and faster reporting technology will publishers, bookstores, and authors do more to fail, in order to succeed in this changing reading cultural landscape? Like tech companies who assess new product launches, will publishers began to assess why certain books introduced into the marketplace fail instead of just leaving the book out to die like a thirsty turtle in the middle of a dessert?

A few interesting questions were raised:
  • Have  bookstores become literary showrooms?
  • Are there things bookstores can do more to fail?
  • Bookstores are currently serving as show rooms, whether they want to or not. Are book buyers going into bookstores looking at books, then buying them online?
Some even better tweets
  •  @MatthewDiener: $500K advance for book that will be lucky to earn back vs. $500K for MarkLogic server and an end-to-end XML workflow #dbw
  • @kratlee: literary fiction is the old spice of publishing - @glecharles
  • @bakersmark: One thing we don't do in this industry is postmortems to discover why a book failed and what we could have done better
  • @deegospel: Why aren’t bookstores cultural centers anymore? Where are the cultural centers & do they accommodate readers?
  • @MatthewDiener: "We are great at failing with books everyday." @donlinn Grt pt; an industry surviving on 10% success rate w/ print.
  • @deegospel: that is the great question: did the Old Spice social media blitz push sales?
  • RT @TomThompson: Remember the Old Spice guy took off with HUGE ad spend. Social media wouldn't have worked without it
Now your thoughts…
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Thursday, July 15, 2010

RSJ 2011 Aspiring Author Contest

This contest helped me get my three book deal with Dafina. The doors are now opened for your chance. Learn more below…

RSJ 2011 Aspiring Author Contest

(Contest Registration Opens 1 Aug)

Each year aspiring fiction authors take a step closer to having their dreams come true by entering the Romance Slam Jam Aspiring Author Contest. The winners' manuscripts are read by an editor or agent with a chance at publication or representation.

Previous winners and prizes. ( I won 3rd)

Genre: Black Romance/Women's Fiction


1st Place: Manuscript reviewed by Editor Latoya Smith from Grand Central Publishing for possible publication.

2nd Place: Manuscript reviewed by Editor Selena James from Kensington Books for possible publication.

3rd Place: TBA

Submission Package:
To help prepare contestants for submitting to publishing houses and agents, the entries will resemble a submission package sent to agents and publishers except remove your name from the query, synopsis and sample pages. You can call yourself Contestant. Submissions are electronic (sent via email). The file should be a Microsoft Word document. In the body of the email, be sure to give the name you registered in the contest under and the title of your novel.
• 1 inch margins all around
• Font Times New Roman, 12pt

Include (one email, 3-4 attachments):
• 1 page query letter single spaced addressed to:

Ms. C. Judge

2 Busy St.

New York, NY, 10101

Sign it Contestant.

Your query letter may be in the body of the email.

• Synopsis double spaced (3 page max).

• 15 sample pages double spaced.

• Cover page (this page does not count toward your 15 sample pages)
• In the manuscript header, place the Novel Title / Author and Page Number
• If you need an extra page or two to complete a scene, that’s okay.

• Contest registration form if you have not already submitted it.

Note on Eligibility: If you have not had a full-length novel published by a traditional publisher, you are eligible for this contest. Therefore, if your publishing credits are, short stories, novellas, poetry, non-fiction and or you are self-published, you are eligible.

Important Dates: All submissions must be received by 28 February 2011. The winners will be announced at the Emma Awards Banquet during RSJ 2011. Winners not in attendance at the the Emma Awards will be notified by email the first week of May 2011.
Contest Fee:
Please make a $30 money order or cashiers check payable to: Romance Slam Jam
Mail payment and Contest Registration Form to:
Romance Slam Jam
c/o Deatri King-Bey
P.O. Box 822
Tolleson, AZ 85353
If you'd like to pay using PayPal, the fee is $35. Email payment and registration form to

Once payment and the Contest Registration Form have been received, instructions will be emailed to you on where to send the submission. Please note, registration fee is non-refundable.
Refer any questions regarding the Romance Slam Jam Aspiring Authors contest

Good Luck!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Help Selah and I end our Mommy/Daughter Summer Staycation in Style!



me and girlee(above on my back)

Okay. If you don't know. Girlee(my daughter) & I have planned  a Mommy/Daughter Summer Staycation this year for her summer vacation. We've been everywhere. Last Sunday we participated in The Great Cupcake Smackdown. The week before that she went to The Aquarium, The Atlanta Zoo and The Coke Museum via Girl Scouts of Atlanta, and that's just a bit of all we've done.

But this next thing is free for me, but depends all on you.

DiningOut Magazine-AtlantaWe want to end our Staycation by attending a fancy dinner at one of the top Atl restaurants. DiningOut Atlanta Magazine is offering a free $50 gift certificate, if we get 50 people to like their Facebook Page before anyone else.

All you have to do is visit Dining Out at  and like their page.

Then come back here and let me know in comments, so I can calculate who liked them. And use this page as a reference.


Now I guess I owe you all a note on my wall. (lol)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tyler Perry’s July Play Tapings

DVD taping of two great Tyler Perry stage playsAtlanta, you blessed town. Tyler Perry will present his popular 2009/2010 stage plays again for DVD tapings and you get to be in the houses. All seats are $30!

Here’s the info:

Laugh to Keep from Crying

Cobb Energy Perf. Arts Centre

July 13th - 14th 2010

Madea’s Happy Family

Cobb Energy Perf. Arts Centre

July 16th(8PM) - 17th 2010(3 AND 8 PM )

I’ll post up more the show schedule for the MHF Tour in another post.

Click here to purchase.

Christian Fiction TPT: Tom Davis’ Priceless

Priceless Trailer from Tom Davis on Vimeo.
Today’s Trailer Park Tuesday spotlight is Tom Davis’ Priceless(David C. Cook.)
Photojournalist Stuart Daniels has found purpose in life. After suffering the fallout of a tragic assignment, Daniels rediscovered his faith while helping a young African orphan. Now his photo work carries a greater mission: To educate people about social injustice happening around the world.
Daniels next assignment carries him back overseas and into the heart of Russia. Once there, Daniels is persuaded by an old friend to help save two girls from a desperate situation. Soon he becomes a key player in a dangerous campaign to rescue helpless women trapped in the sex-slave trade. What Daniels encounters during his journey will shake his faith, test his courage, and even threaten his life. Yet as Daniels gets deeper and the stakes get higher, he will discover that hope can be found in the darkest of places.
Read an excerpt  of this Christian Fiction novel below.
Priceless, By Tom Davis (Chapter One)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Christian Fiction Blog’s First Grade Report Card

The State of African-American Christian Fiction 6 Years Later…
 Agape is the holy, unconditional love God gives us regardless of what we look like…and even regardless of how unloving our actions may sometimes be
-Sir John Templeton’s Pure Unlimited Love
imageSix years ago I began Christian Fiction Blog to spotlight books that we didn’t feature on our the newspaper and radio station I once worked for. As I began to share those authors with the blogosphere, I learned that more authors weren’t being featured across the country. They weren’t featured on radio, television, newspapers, or even bookstores. What shocked me most was Christian bookstores refused to stock these books and few Christian publishing houses had African-American authors. The more I learned; the more passionate I became about supporting these authors and dialoguing with the publishing industry and Christian readers about this issue.
Six years later I wonder have we made any strides. 
Here’s my short assessment. Click here.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

CFBA: Back on Murder

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Back On Murder
Bethany House (July 1, 2010)

J. Mark Betrand


J. Mark Bertrand has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. After one hurricane too many, he left Houston and relocated with his wife Laurie to the plains of South Dakota.

Mark has been arrested for a crime he didn't commit, was the foreman of a hung jury in Houston, and after relocating served on the jury that acquitted Vinnie Jones of assault. In 1972, he won an honorable mention in a child modeling contest, but pursued writing instead. Besides his personal website, visit his Crime Genre website at

The next book in this series, Pattern Of Wounds will come out in the summer of 2011.


Det. Roland March is a homicide cop on his way out.
A missing girl. A corrupt investigation. They thought they could get away with it, but they forgot one thing:

Roland March is BACK ON MURDER...

Houston homicide detective Roland March was once one of the best. Now he's disillusioned, cynical, and on his way out. His superiors farm him out on a variety of punishment details. But when he's the only one at a crime scene to find evidence of a missing female victim, he's given one last chance to prove himself. Before he can crack the case, he's transferred to a new one that has grabbed the spotlight--the disappearance of a famous Houston evangelist's teen daughter.
All he has to do? Find the missing teenage daughter of a Houston evangelist that every cop in town is already looking for. But March has an inside track, a multiple murder nobody else thinks is connected. With the help of a youth pastor with a guilty conscience who navigates the world of church and faith, March is determined to find the missing girls while proving he's still one of Houston's best detectives.

Battling a new partner, an old nemesis, and the demons of his past, getting to the truth could cost March everything. Even his life.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Back On Murder, go HERE.

Friday, July 09, 2010

The Great Cupcake Smackdown & Two Delicious Divas

This Sunday, just after church service Girlee and I are attending The Great Cupcake Smackdown. Can’t wait.  @BrokeSocialite, my favorite Cupcake Eateries here in Atlanta and some of you, who read my Cupcake South blog will be there and so will I. 

The Broke Socialite Does...

I’ll live blog from there so stay tuned. If you’re attending, let me know here on on the Smackdown Facebook Page.

Picture: Some Red Velvet & Oreo Cupcakes I made for my graduating Cousins.I’ll post up the recipe soon.


Thursday, July 08, 2010

One Minute Insights

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card author is:

Various Authors

and the book:

One Minute Insights

Charisma House (July 6, 2010)

***Special thanks to Anna Coelho Silva | Publicity Coordinator, Book Group | Strang Communications for sending me a review copy.***

Various Authors include:

Cindy Trimm
Don Dickerman
Frederick C. Price
Harvey Mackan
Jentezen Franklin
John Eckhardt
John and Diana Hagee
Joyce Meyer
Kimberly Daniels
Perry Stone
Ron Phillips
Chuck Pierce
Francis Frangipane
Hank Kunneman
Jack hayford
John Bevere
John Hagee
Joseph Prince
Joyce L. Rodgers
Matthew Hagee
R.T. Kendall

Product Details:

List Price: $9.99
Publisher: Charisma House (July 6, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1616381507
ISBN-13: 978-1616381509



Sincerely asking God to let those who have
hurt us off the hook

Total forgiveness is a choice. It is not a feeling—at least at first—but is rather an act of the will. It is the choice to tear up the record of wrongs we have been keeping. When we develop a lifestyle of total forgiveness, we learn to erase the wrong rather than file it away in our mental computer.

Total forgiveness must take place in the heart. Confidence toward God is ultimately what total forgiveness is all about; He is the One I want to please at the end of the day. He cares and knows whether I have truly and totally forgiven, and when I know I have His love and approval, I am one very happy and contented servant of Christ.4


Living with bitterness, anger, and self-pity because of what another did to hurt us

Bitterness and unforgiveness demonstrate an inward condition. It is an excessive desire for vengeance that comes from deep resentment. It heads the list of things that grieve the Spirit of God. It is one of the most frequent causes of people missing the grace of God.

This inward condition of unforgiveness will manifest itself in many ways—losing your temper, high blood pressure, irritability, sleeplessness, obsession with getting even, depression, isolation, a constant negative perspective, and generally feeling unwell.

We must, therefore, begin to get rid of a bitter and unforgiving spirit; otherwise, the attempt to forgive will fail.5


Ask Yourself

Do I have resentment or bitterness in my heart because of something someone did to me or said about me? Do I lack inner peace?

Relinquishing bitterness is an open invitation for the Holy Spirit to give you His peace, His joy, and the knowledge of His will.


But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

—Matthew 6:15, niv


Ask Yourself

Are you praying for God’s blessings to rain on the lives of your offenders? Why not?

The desire to punish another is the opposite of perfect love and total forgiveness.


Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another.

—Colossians 3:13, niv

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Former Basketball Wives Trolling for Megachurch Pastors this Summer

Reshonda Tate Billingsley’s Holy Roller’s is my highest rated reviewed book at RT Book Reviews Magazine. This week you get to read why.

Shop Indie Bookstores

Pick up your copy anywhere stores are sold or your local store here. And Participate in the Holy Rollers Online Tour here.

Bloggers participating:

Black Authors Network
All the Buzz Reviews

Urban Christian Fiction Today

Literary Gumbo

RAWSistaz Literary Group

The Certain Ones

Shelia Goss


Simpy Said Reading Accessories

Gospel Book Review

Books A Latte

Joey Reviews

Faygo’s Report

Readin N’ Writin

APOOO Book Club

Sharon Ball

Written Voices Blog


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July 2010 Top Ten Christian Fiction Books Announced

Christian Fiction is proud to announce it's July Top Ten 2010 Picks. This list is also featured on at July 2010 Top Ten Christian Fiction. Click on the title to learn more about these great books.
Holy Rollers1.  Holy Rollers by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
"Four former baller groupies/girlfriends set their sites on marrying megachurch ministers (Gallery.)"

The Crimson Cipher: Susan Page Davis2.  The Crimson Cipher: Susan Page Davis by Susan Page Davis
"Navy female Cryptopher teams up with a Lieutenant to find her father’s killer and defend the US against German sabotage (Summerside.)"

Perfectly Dateless: A Universally Misunderstood Novel3.  Perfectly Dateless: A Universally Misunderstood Novel by Kristin Billerbeck
"YA.  Sheltered teen Daisy Crispin wants to attend senior prom like the rest of her class, but she needs to get away from her overly religious parents (Revell.)"

Flaws and All4.  Flaws and All by Shana Burton
"Faith, family, and friendship have always been top priority to lifelong friends Lawson, Reginell, Sullivan, Angel, and Kina, but each one is about to be put to the test during one turbulent year.(Urban)

Back on Murder (A Roland March Mystery)5.  Back on Murder (A Roland March Mystery)
by J. Mark Bertrand
"Burned out Detective Roland March is put back on the murder squad when he finds evidence of a prominent missing teen and her connection with the death of a drug dealer (Bethany House.)"
A Woman's Revenge6.  A Woman's Revenge by Rhonda McKnight
"Sherri L. Lewis, Rhonda McKnight, Tiffany L. Warren’s A Woman’s Revenge. Three women struggle with faith, love, betrayal and revenge. (3 Sisters)"

Never Without Hope7.  Never Without Hope by Michelle Sutton
"Hope fights to save her marriage after her indiscretion is discovered (Sword of the Spirit.)"

Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington8.  Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington
by Tricia Goyer
"Rosalie Madison needs to move forward after losing her brother and fiancee to WWII, but her faith in the future is flawed.(Summerside)"

Claim: A Novel of Colorado (The Homeward Trilogy)9.  Claim: A Novel of Colorado (The Homeward Trilogy) by Lisa Tawn Bergren
"(My Bubble Bath & a Good Book Pick) Final of the Homeward Historical Trilogy. (David C. Cook.)"

Destined10.  Destined by Patricia Haley
"Brothers, Don and Joel, are still battling for control of their father's multi-million dollar ministry. (Gallery)"


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