Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christian Historical Fiction Challenge 2011


I never "officially" signed up for this challenge this year, although in hindsight, I obviously should have.  :o)  I think I have read more Christian Historical Fiction this year than any other year, and there have been some *fabulous* novels in this genre this year.  The challenge was to read 2 books per month, and well...I think I made it.  :o)

Books with links are for reviews posted here throughout the year.

1.  Paradise Valley by Dale Cramer
2.  The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen
3.  Courting Miss Amsel by Kim Vogel Sawyer
4.  The Promise of Peace by Carol Umberger
5.  The Blue Enchantress by M.L. Tyndall
6.  Lady in the Mist by Laurie Alice Eakes
7.  The Anonymous Bride by Vickie McDonough
8.  Bathsheba by Jill Eileen Smith
9.  Love Amid the Ashes by Mesu Andrews
10.  Montana Rose by Mary Connealy
11.  Scattered Petals by Amanda Cabot
12.  Tomorrow's Garden by Amanda Cabot
13.  Sweetwater Run by Jan Watson
14.  Still House Pond by Jan Watson
15.  More Than Words by Judith Miller
16.  The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson
17.  A Hopeful Heart by Kim Vogel Sawyer
18.  A Heart Divided by Kathleen Morgan
19.  Secrets of the Heart by Jillian Kent
20.  A Great Catch by Lorna Seilstad
21.  Heart of Lies by Jill Marie Landis
22.  Anna Finch and the Hired Gun by Kathleen Y'Barbo
23.  How Huge the Night by Lydia and Heather Munn
24.  Heartbreak Trail by Veralee Wiggins
25.  Two Brides Too Many by Mona Hodgson
26.  The Frontiersman's Daughter by Laura Frantz
27.  Too Rich for a Bride by Mona Hodgson
28.  The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck by Kathleen Y'Barbo
29.  To Die For by Sandra Byrd
30.  Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz
31.  The Colonel's Lady by Laura Frantz
32.  Wagered Heart by Robin Lee Hatcher
33.  Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren
34.  The Doctor's Lady by Jody Hedlund
35.  Wings of a Dream by Anne Mateer
36.  Havah by Tosca Lee
37.  Heiress by Susan May Warren
38.  Captive Trail by Susan Page Davis
39.  Desired by Ginger Garrett
40.  The Measure of Katie Calloway by Serena Miller
41.  A Necessary Deception by Laurie Alice Eakes
42.  A Bride's Portrait of Dodge City, Kansas by Erica Vetsch
43.  Baby, It's Cold Outside by Susan May Warren
44.  A Heart Most Worthy by Siri Mitchell
45.  Beyond All Measure by Dorothy Love
46.  A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander
47.  The Preacher's Bride by Jody Hedlund
48.  Within My Heart by Tamera Alexander
49.  Yesterday's Tomorrow by Catherine West

I'd like to make it to 50...think I can?  *wink* 

What about you?  Have you met your reading goals this year?


  1. Pretty sure I blew this challenge out of the water but I've failed miserably at my Goodreads challenge of 200 books!

    Congrats to you on completing this!!!


  2. Renee,

    I'm pretty sure you did, too. :o)

    And we're in the same boat...I failed the Goodreads challenge this year, too. I set a goal of 125 books since last year I read about 110, and thought 125 would be a piece of cake. Um, not. Right now, I'm at a lowly 87. :o(

  3. Goodness. I'm not doing nearly as well as you girlies here, but I am at like 240 or some such on my goodreads challenge of 300!

  4. I'd say you weren't doing that bad, MJ, at a whopping 240 books!

  5. I don't know how you do it with two babies MJ! You go girl!


  6. I didn't officially sign up either, but I am participating. I took the 25 book challenge and am now reading #25! It is funny that I have only read 3 on your list. There are a lot of historicals out there.

  7. I had a challange to read 200 books this year. As of right now, I've read 190 books. Yeah, I'm pretty confident that I'll make my goal! ;-)

  8. Make that 244! LOL Renee - I don't know either. But I'm definitely not getting any cross stitching or quilting done this year. Alas.

  9. Susan Meissner's Lady in Waiting for #50

  10. I have read all of Julie Klassen's books and have her new one pre-ordered.
    13. Sweetwater Run by Jan Watson
    I have read previous from library.
    14. Still House Pond by Jan Watson
    Just got in the mail to read.
    44. A Heart Most Worthy by Siri Mitchell
    I have read and reviewed.

    My favorites are Historical fiction. Thank you for this wonderful list! I have catching up to do.


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