I have been alternating between Charles Martin books and Cathy Gohlke books. I am filling in the the ones I had not previously read and am going from oldest to newest.
Lately I have read -- When Crickets Cry (M), The Dead Don't Dance (M), Maggie (M), Where the River Ends (M), Band of Sisters (G), Thunder and Rain (M), Promise Me This G), Unwritten (M), Saving Amelie (G), A Life Intercepted (M). I am currently reading Secrets She Kept (G).
I just finished up Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts. My DAR chapter book club has been reading it. Next we will take up A Pima Past by Anna Moore Shaw.
I read Critical Alliance last week Had pre-ordered it and it arrived the day after it came out Before that someone donated book 1 of Cindy Woodsmall's The Amish of Summer Groveseries read it then ordered books 2&3 so could find out how the story ends Read them after Critical Alliance Am now working my way thru Cathy Marie Hake have Whrilwind, Dandilion(working on), Fancy Pants (done) & Serendipity
Those are all great books! I am currently reading Chasing Shadows by Lynn Austin. It was the library book club's choice for July. Next month we are reading All Together in One Place by Jane Kirkpatrick.
I was about to discard "Saving Amelie" I decided to read it first. Wow! It is s GOOD book! Needless to say, it didn't get weeded. Now, if I can just get someone else to check it out.
Cathy Gohlke does a great job of tying togother actual persons and events to her stories. As a result of reading Secrets She Kept, I have just finished reading The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom (I saw the movie years ago, but had not read the book.). And, as a result of reading Saving Amelie, I will soon be reading Bonhoeffer's The Cost of Discipleship.
I have now moved on to reading Gohlke's Night Bird Calling.
And if you read Gohlke's Night Bird Calling, you must follow up with A Hundred Crickets Singing.
We've worked up a list of World War II novels and biographies on the shelves in our Library for our Patrons. Our readers love those by Gohlke and Austin as well as similarly set books by Terrie Todd (Silver Suitcase, Rose Among Thornes), Melanie Dobson (Catching The Wind, Hidden Among The Stars) . We only have one of Tricia Goyer's WW2 era novels but the quality of her work calls for more.