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Rhonda Chandler

Another Lutheran author: Rhonda Chandler! A dear friend of mine recommended her book, The Fires of Autumn, a piece of historical fiction released this summer.

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A Flame in the Darkness

Ok, here’s my plan for the week: Today review A Flame in the Darknesstomorrow comment on the surprising insight the romance aspect gave me (like I did here about Lutheran settings), Wednesday I’ll review When Someone Dies Find Comfort in Jesus, Thursday is probably thoughts for writers about Getting it Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, and Friday I’ll link an article, “How to Choose the Best Beta Readers for Your Book (and avoid the worst). Okie dokie?

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Pauline Kurtz

Ladies and gentlemen, happy Monday morning! I’ve got another Lutheran author to introduce you to: Pauline Kurtz. 🙂

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Rachel Kovaciny

Here’s another new-to-me Lutheran author: Rachel Kovaciny!

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Of Rhetoric and Redemption in La Rioja

This past May Dr. Jim Tallmon published his first novel: Of Rhetoric and Redemption in La RiojaIt’s historical fiction, but I almost want to call it more than that: maybe multidisciplinary fiction!

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Lutheranism in WWI

Is there historical fiction about Lutheranism in WWI? German churches and towns in Wisconsin changing their names and pronunciations in an attempt to avoid persecution? I think there’d be a lot of stuff to plumb for a novel or two.

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Dust Bowl

Historical fiction: are you ready? Follow a young Lutheran to boarding school at St. John’s in Winfield, Kansas. (It was a real two-year school, graduating something like 9,000 students.) Have him or her become a teacher (and organist, as was usual for the day). Then follow that teacher to the dust bowl in Oklahoma!

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Tea Break

Last week, I mentioned Katie Schuermann‘s neat sneak peek opportunity, and now I’ve learned about a fun Facebook event by Sarah Baughman. She is the Lutheran writer of Regency Silhouettes and the event is a digital tea break anticipating her next soon-to-be-released book!

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Review of Stitched Crosses: Crusade

I’ve been reading up a storm, so here is a review of Stitched Crosses: Crusade by Joshua Rothe. This is another book from Grail Quest Book. Happily it seems we’ve had a lot of these lately! This one is from 2014. I expect it will be the first of a Stitched Crosses series. Continue reading

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The Pilgrim by Fred Baue

I’ve mentioned before that Rev. Fred Baue’s been working on a series of novels, and the first installation has just hit shelves! The Pilgrim, published by Pergola Press, is now available!

Genre-wise, The Pilgrim is Americana and recent historical fiction. It will hold special appeal for those interested in Perry County, baseball, music, and the range of society spanning German immigrant families, hobos, beatniks, and bohemians in the 1960s. Portraying much of the grittiness of real life, Baue writes about a young man from a Lutheran German immigrant family who pursues a life of non-conformity, sex, drugs, and rock & roll.

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