Marji Laine: Faith~Driven Fiction

. . . Authentic and Intense


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I’m Gonna Gush!

fire-hydrant-412211_1920I can’t help it. I just finished reading one of the most beautifully written books I’ve ever had the pleasure of cracking open!

  • The writing – exquisite
  • The characters – deep, broken, and real
  • The plot – twisted, yet timeless.
  • And the message… ah. God’s grace is sufficient – AMEN!

This was no ordinary romance. And get this – it was neither Continue reading


Christian Suspense Review: WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM by Shelley Gray

Whispers in the Reading Room weaves the emotion of Austen’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE with the intrigue and atmosphere of “Downton Abbey” against a backdrop of the closing of the Chicago World’s Fair near the turn of the last century.

Short Version:

Lydia’s job at the library is her world—until a mysterious patron catches her eye . . . and perhaps her heart.

Just months after the closure of the Chicago World’s Fair, librarian Lydia Bancroft finds herself Continue reading


Bonus Feature: A RIVETING CHRISTMAS

As Warm Mulled Kisses, our new Christmas romance novella collection, continues to close in on the top spots in the Amazon rankings, we have some notes from some main characters that reveal the “rest of the story.” While yesterday’s post shared Carly’s letter to Santa (from “A Christmas Mosaic”) today’s note spans miles and eras back to Christmas 1944. Continue reading


Hot Chocolate Season

hot chocolateNo doubt. It’s time for seasonal music, roaring fireplaces, and the smooth, heavenly flavor of hot cocoa. Okay, almost. But with the temperature dipping, I delighted in a few hours of anticipation of holiday spirit.

Yuletide Angel, debut novella by Sandra Ardoin, draws the reader into Continue reading


Review: Choices of the Heart by Laurie Alice Eakes

cover Choices of the HeartThose of you who visit regularly know that historicals aren’t normally my bag. And yet, I’m thrilled to have happened across this gem by Laurie Alice Eakes. Funny how I always end up picking up a series after it begins. This one is the third in the authors Midwives series. But, as you can probably guess, the story doesn’t depend on the other two novels. Though, the main characters in those novels do play minor roles in this one.

After defining so many reasons to put books down, I think I should examine this story for the lack of these rejectables.  Continue reading


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Interview: Lena Nelson Dooley’s Catherine

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Lena Nelson Dooley
is truly a treasure and her series “McKenna’s Daughters” is nothing short of epic! Her final book, Catherine’s Pursuitthough a stand-alone story, brings the entire trilogy to a satisfying ending. What a remarkable heroine! Continue reading