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2016 Christian Fiction Books to Look Forward to

New Year’s is always a time of both reflection and anticipation. It’s lovely to look over the last year and see our growth or revisit some of those highlights. But there is something so wonderful about anticipating what the next year will hold. For some, it might be a vacation, or some other life changing event. But, for a book blogger, anticipating new books is a favorite. So, I’ve started to search out what books will be published in 2016, and here are a sampling of some of the ones I am most looking forward to, at least through August, since it’s hard to find any books that will be released September onward currently. Another note, some of the publication dates may be off slightly as they could change or because kindle and paperback dates are often different.

Click on the book titles to visit the Amazon page for each book.

January

January

An Undaunted Hope by Jody Hedlund

So far, I have absolutely loved this series of books. So much so, that it is probably one of my favorites. It’s been enjoyable to see Michigan’s lighthouse history come alive and this third story promises to be fantastic.

Thin Ice by Irene Hannon

Irene Hannon is an author that I have a hard time putting down. I’ve learned to plan ahead before picking up one of her books. And this new novel, promises to be quite the suspenseful read. I’ve already cleared a day for it…

Always Watching by Lynette Eason

Lynette Eason’s new series, Elite Guardians, intrigues me. It isn’t often that strong females are the “bodyguard” types in suspense novels. Usually it’s a male who takes that lead. But, I’ve enjoyed some of Eason’s novels in the past and I’m excited to see how this story will unfold.

February

February

A Spy’s Devotion by Melanie Dickerson

Intrigue. Romance. Deception. All in Regency England. There are so many things that appeal to me about this story. Plus, I’m looking forward to reading a story by Melanie Dickerson that isn’t so grounded in a fairytale. I’m excited for this one.

Northern Light by Annette O’Hare

When I first saw this book, I was drawn in by the cover. There was something about it that makes me want to know what the story behind the woman is. Then, the synopsis made me even more excited for this book. I highly suggest checking this one out…

A Sweet Misfortune by Maggie Brendan

Last year, I really enjoyed Maggie Brendan’s Trouble with Patience. I found that story to be lighthearted and sweet, and I hope to find the same in the second book of the series. 

Room for Hope by Kim Vogel Sawyer

This story promises to have a wonderful message and theme in the story, that I can’t help but be interested in it. Plus, the promise of a number of young children also sounds like there could be some fun scenes ahead. While it doesn’t sound like this one will have much of a love story within the pages, I think it will be a wonderful story.

March

March

A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund

Robin Hood has always been a favorite tale. A Daring Sacrifice will surely be a unique twist on the traditional story. 

The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson

Some of my favorite stories involve a healthy dose of tension between the hero and heroine. The Red Door Inn sounds like it will offer plenty of that. But alongside of that, it promises to be a story of healing and forgiveness. 

Flirtation Walk by Siri Mitchell

One can always count on a novel by Siri Mitchell to be impeccably researched and extremely well written. Flirtation Walk sounds like it will be such a wonderfully sweet story set in West Point and I can’t wait to visit.

The Goodbye Bride by Denise Hunter

Every once in awhile there is a story that sounds truly unique– and The Goodbye Bride by Denise Hunter fits that bill. I was enthralled by the synopsis, and I really want to know how this story will go. It sounds like it will be a book that will be hard to put down.

April

April

The Reluctant Duchess by Roseanna M. White

The Lost Heiress ended with a bit of a cliff-hanger. Or maybe a tease as to what was to come in the next book. Since then, I’ve been anxious to read the second book in White’s Ladies of the Manor series. Fortunately, I only have to wait a few more months…

Silence in the Dark by Patricia Bradley

Patricia Bradley’s novels continue to blow me away and I’m so excited for this next one. The synopsis promises a fast-paced story, and I’m sure the mystery will be one that will keep me reading until I finish it.

Like Never Before by Melissa Tagg

I loved meeting the Walker family in From the Start. And one character, Logan Walker, is one who I couldn’t wait to learn more about. I’m glad to see that we get his story in Tagg’s second novel in the The Walker series. 

Flight of Arrows by Lori Benton

The Wood’s Edge was easily one of my favorite novels in 2015. And thankfully, I can soon pick up the sequel. Lori Benton’s novels are so historically rich and this particular setting is unique. If you haven’t read any of her books, I can’t reccommend them enough. But if this one intrigues you, be sure to read The Wood’s Edge first.

Counted with the Stars by Connilyn Cossette

The story of the Exodus has always been one of my favorite Bible stories. There’s a touch of suspense in the story, no matter how many times I’ve read it, and the fact that I know how it will end. While I don’t read too many novels that are classified as Biblical fiction, this one certainly intrigues me and I hope to pick it up.

May

May

Fading Starlight by Kathryn Cushman

This book had me at “old Hollywood.” Not to mention, there is an old woman with secrets just waiting to be uncovered. I wouldn’t mind reading along and learning just what those secrets are.

Anchor in the Storm by Sarah Sundin

Sarah Sundin’s ability to bring WWII to life has always made her a favorite of mine. Each time I finish one of her books, I tend to immediately anticipate the next one. I’m already waiting for the one that will come after Anchor in the Storm.

Every Bride Has Her Day by Janice Thompson

I always look forward to what new books Janice Thompson is releasing. She injects a bit of humor into my reading pile. I can’t wait to see what is in store in the next book following Katie Fisher’s path to being a bride.

Dawn at Emberwilde by Sarah E. Ladd

The synopsis of Dawn and Emberwilde uses words like “mystery”, “unexpected”, and “ominous” enough that I can’t help but be curious of what story will unfold between these covers. Ladd write wonderfully rich novels, so this one is definitely on my list of books to read.

Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar

There is a record of a woman who was healed by merely touching the hem of Jesus’ garment. It’s a powerful story in the New Testament. And while I don’t read very much Biblical fiction, this story is one that intrigues. I’ve read a novel by Tessa Afshar before, and her ability to bring a time so long past to life was wonderful. I look forward to seeing this story come to life as well.

June

June

The Ringmaster’s Wife by Kristy Cambron

I am really having a hard time waiting for this book. I’ve been following Cambron’s facebook and blog and reading about her research trips and all the little snippets about this book she shares just keeps increasing my excitement. 

Jilted by Varina Denman

Varina Denman’s Mended Hearts series are books that are raw. The characters hurt. The story isn’t easy. But the lessons? Relevant. I’m excited for this third story of the series and see a character who had a role in the previous two books have her own story and hopefully her own healing.

No Other Will Do by Karen Witemeyer

Once again, it sounds like Karen Witemeyer will be publishing a terrific novel. And it promises to have some fantastic scenes between the hero and heroine. I am certainly looking forward to this one.

Under Scottish Stars by Carla Laureano

I’m so excited to finally get to read the story for the third sibling of the MacDonalds, and to hopefully catch up with her two brothers. Plus, it will be nice to revisit Scotland in this novel.

From This Moment by Elizabeth Camden

I’ve yet to meet a novel by Elizabeth Camden I didn’t like. And this new one promises some mystery alongside the history of the story. I’m looking forward to it.

July

July

The Courageous Brides Collection

I love a good novella collection and this one really intrigues me. The stories featured in this one involve women who did an act of courage, and by doing so, attracted the attention of a man. The stories all sound charming and I think it will be a fun read.

Honor Redeemed by Christine Johnson

Christine Johnson’s Keys of Promise series has a unique setting in historic Key West, Florida. The first book was an amazing read that I thoroughly enjoyed. I’m looking forward to visiting this locale again in this second novel of the series.

No Way Up by Mary Connealy

I always expect an adventure from Mary Connealy’s novels. And No Way Up promises a lot of threats to the characters. This book interests me quite a bit, and I think it will be a fun read.

An Elegant Facade by Kristi Ann Hunter

There is always something that I find so enchanting about novels set in Regency England. Perhaps it is that all the rules and expectations make the setting so different from our world today. But either way, this novel promises all of the wonderful things that come with a Regency setting.

August

August

A Heart Most Certain by Melissa Jagears

First, I adore this cover. Second, I love Melissa Jagears novels. Third, this novel just sounds like it is going to have a wonderful plot!

A Tapestry of Secrets by Sarah Loudin Thomas

Sarah Loudin Thomas’s third novel picks up well after the second book of her Appalachian Blessings leaves off. This one promises to reveal some secrets that have hovered in the background of the series. I’ve loved this series so far, and I’m excited to discover finally what those secrets were.

Guide Me Home by Kim Vogel Sawyer

There aren’t too many details to be found about this book. But, I love the look of the cover, and Kim Vogel Sawyer always spins a wonderful tale. I’m excited to learn more about this one.

What books in 2016 have you heard about that you are looking forward to?

 

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7 thoughts on “2016 Christian Fiction Books to Look Forward to

  1. Oh wow!!! So many lovely covers!! Lol There are several in here that I’m looking forward to. I’m probably most looking forward to Siri Mitchell’s book at the moment. I’m also eagerly waiting to hear what Lynn Austin’s new release will be, but so far she’s been really quiet.

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      1. I read a post recently about her finishing up her latest manuscript so it may be a few more months before we start hearing about it. This is the first time that I’ve ever been in the dark and waiting for the next book. Before I had her other books to read. She does have more biblical fiction that I need to catch up on, but since it’s not my favorite genre, it doesn’t count. 😉

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