“Only one book? Horrors! But I’ll go with Amazing
Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign
to End Slavery
by Eric Metaxas because I read his
biography of Bonhoeffer and can trust Amazing
will be a fascinating read. There is no
way to pick only one novel, which is why I have
an e-reader. Hundreds at my fingertips.”

“So many good books, so little time. Right now, I’m
reading The Attentive Life by Leighton Ford for my
morning devotional time. Savoring a few
pages at a time. Excellent.”

“Oh, that’s a no-brainer! Love’s Awakening by one of
my TOP favorite authors, Laura Frantz, releases
September 1st, so I’ll be devouring IT on our
annual getaway to Lake of the Ozarks. Why?
Because Laura writes my favorite kind of
romance—heart-pounding, pulse-stuttering,
faith-wrenching stories brimming with
passion of the heart and soul!”

“I’m taking RITA-nominee, Rachel Hauck’s newest
release, Once Upon A Prince. Rachel is an amazing
writer, and I love this new series, a touch of fairytale
set in her signature Southern Belle setting.
Rachel did so much research for this story
about a reluctant prince, that I think she
knows more about the royal history in Europe
than some historians! I can not wait to dive
into this modern day fairytale.”

“Only one book? OK, can I pick three? Lynn Austin’s
latest novel, All Things New; Dani Pettrey’s novel,
Shattered; and Billy Graham’s Nearing Home:
Life, Faith, and Finishing Well

“I’ll be taking Wool by Hugh Howey, because the story
of this author’s road to publication—self-published,
and then sold the print rights, and all the
velocity around his books—is a fascinating
one that I read about recently. I want to see
what all the hubbub is about!”

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About The Author

C. J.'s love of reading began when she was a kid dragging home bags of books from the library. When she was twelve she started dreaming about becoming a published author. That dream came true when her first novel Thicker than Blood won a national writing contest. It became the first book in the Thicker than Blood series, which also includes Bound by Guilt, Ties that Bind, and Running on Empty. She has also written Jupiter Winds and Jupiter Storm the first and second books in the Jupiter Winds series. Her children's fantasy Alison Henry and the Creatures of Torone has also been well received. C. J. lives in Pennsylvania with her whippets, two tabby cats, and a Paint mare named Sky.