Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

What Were Your Summer Good Reads?


This weekend, I had the pleasure of doing beta-reading duty for one of my critique buddies Patricia PacJac Carroll.

Can I just say that the pioneer historical is the best thing I've read all summer, and I've read some amazing books!

You'll hear about it more, but since she's only just starting her publishing journey, it will be awhile. I'm hoping to pick her brain next week, about her path.

Since I haven't read a book I could review this week, I wanted to clarify my recommendations. I've read 13 Christian Fiction books this summer and found something

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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

6 thoughts on “What Were Your Summer Good Reads?

  1. I've been curious about The Colonel's Lady, Loree. How did you like it?


  2. I read alot of history books this past summer. I know, boring…but they were for research. In the past month, (call it late summer reading) I've been devouring inspirational, historical romances. I'm on the second one of 3 that I've purchased.I read The Colonel's Lady. I'm reading The Doctor's Lady. And will start Fairer Than Morning after that.


  3. Oh, that sounds intriguing, Brandi. I've heard good things about Julie Klassen! Thanks for sharing!


  4. I enjoyed The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen. I'm loving historical fiction with a little edge 🙂


  5. Thanks Keli, for dropping by! I'll be looking forward to including a Keli Gwyn novel next year!


  6. I read so many books that I can't remember all of them. Two that stand out are The Doctor's Lady, written by my talented critique partner Jody Hedlund, and Blue Skies Tomorrow, written by my writer friend Sarah Sundin. Reading Jody's book in print after having read it in manuscript form was a thrill. Attending Sarah's book launch for BST was tonz of fun.