Lori Wick

I have a confession to make: I love Lori Wick books. I think I started reading them when I was in 7th grade, and I’m pretty sure I’ve read every one she’s ever written. They aren’t what I’d call deep, thought-provoking books – they’re Christian novels – but I really like them.

Recently, I began to think about the fact that I had basically none of her books. All of the ones I’d read belonged to my mom or I’d borrowed them from the library. Now I know that we’re moving in less than 2 months, but I just had to buy some of them. Yes, this means more occupied space in the moving truck and more boxes to haul, but too bad! I needed some reading material for our vacation, and so on Thursday I just up and decided to go to the bookstore and buy some.

The thing is, Borders and Barnes and Noble don’t really have a good supply. Most of their Christian fiction centers around new releases, and they certainly don’t carry a whole line of an author’s works. I did some investigating and found a Christian bookstore near to where we live. It’s odd – I used to love going to Christian bookstores, but things have been confusing spiritually over the last two years. I was actually kind of nervous to go into one! It’s like I thought that as soon as I walked in, people would point at me and call me out on my spiritual doubts.

Well obviously, that didn’t happen. I went to the bookstore and ended up coming away with 12 of Lori Wick’s books. I’ve already read 3 of them, ha ha! At this rate, I’m not going to have anything left for vacation, so I’ve put the rest away. Here’s what I ended up getting…
  1. Whatever Tomorrow Brings
  2. As Time Goes By
  3. Sean Donovan
  4. Donovan’s Daughter
  5. A Place Called Home
  6. A Song for Silas
  7. The Long Road Home
  8. A Gathering of Memories
  9. The Hawk and the Jewel
  10. Wings of the Morning
  11. Who Brings Forth the Wind
  12. The Knight and the Dove
That’s a lot of reading material! I was kind of embarrassed when I went to the checkout, but the lady behind the register started talking about how much she loved Lori Wick books, too, and she ended up giving me $20 off my total purchase. How nice was that?
This reintroduction to Christian fiction has got me thinking – I’m kind of behind on what’s out there and what’s good to read. Do any of you have some suggestions or favorites? If so, I’d love to hear them.
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14 comments

  1. Silla says:

    oh yeah and for a really good non-Christian author you should read some of Jodi Picoult's books πŸ™‚ she writes on a wide range of topics. One of her books, My Sisters Keeper, is about to be released as a movie starring Cameron Diaz and Abigail Breslin etc.

  2. K.C. says:

    I've never heard of Lori Wick, I haven't read too much Christian literature (only what B&N sells) but I'm always on the look out for new books/authors. Thanks for the tip!

  3. The P.D.O says:

    so glad you were able to find some. our churche's library has a lot of her books, but i have yet to check out any.

    janette oke is a really good author. my favorite christian/romance/adventure/mysterybooks is the stonewycke series. love it. those are by Michael Phillips and Judith Pella. I hope this was helpful….

  4. amy says:

    I love love love Lori Wick books…The Princess (by Lori Wick) is one of my favorite books!

    I also love to read books by Karen Kingsbury, Robin Lee Hatcher, Terri Blackstock and Dee Henderson.

    I love Nicholas Sparks and Stephenie Meyer…but they are non-christian authors.

    I hope you enjoy your new books!

  5. Silla says:

    Haven't heard of Lori Wick but will have to see if my local Christian bookstore stocks her stuff πŸ™‚ I would recommend (if you haven't already) reading any by Franciner Rivers, Dee Henderson and Karen Kingsbury. Janette Oke books i read as a kid but enjoyed them though πŸ™‚

    -Priscilla

  6. Summer says:

    my absolute favorite christian author is Francine Rivers, she is awesome. Redeeming Love was the first book of hers that I read and I cried my eyes out. I guess I really related to the main character.There is also the Lion Series. Awesome! Good luck.

  7. Gwen says:

    I haven't read any of these books but I'm definitely adding them to my list of want to reads. Thank you for sharing!!! XOXO

  8. Chère says:

    I consider Lori Wick my guilty little secret. I *adore* her books but since I'm supposed to be all "intellectual" I try to hide it…which is lame of me.
    Seriously, her books are so great. Total escapism. The only other Christian fiction writer I read is Karen Kingsbury, but I honestly greatly prefer LW.
    Is it sad that I feel so validated and happy to hear another person say they like these books?? πŸ˜€ Happy reading!

  9. Kelsey says:

    I JUST picked up a couple of her books from the library a few days ago! I've never read her before, but I thought they looked good! I'm especially excited to read them now that I know how much you like them. My favorite Christian fiction author is Janette Oake. I'm a sucker for anything set in the 1800s and just LOVE her books.

  10. Jordan says:

    I love them too!! I also like Dee Henderson & Susan May Warren. I also heard that Colleen Coble is good. =]

  11. *~! megs !~* says:

    I haven't read any of these but am always looking for something new to read.. The only Christian fiction that I've read has been Karen Kingsbury, which I liked, but it's been a while since I've read her books too! Let me know how you like these

  12. Rebecca Jo says:

    My step daughter just adores Lori Wick too!

    My favorite Christian author is Angela Hunt… I totally have to read every one of her books!!!

    Also love Frank Peretti…

    Another author wrote "Heavens to Betsy" & another one called "Earth to Betsy" (the follow up) & i just bought two books about a knit/lit group – found the same author wrote these too!!! She's creeping up on my favorite list!

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