Let’s talk summer! There’s nothing I like better than to sit under a tree on a warm summer’s day and read a story that will sweep me away. Full Quiver Publishing books make ideal summer/beach reads!! (In no particular order!)
1. Julia’s Gifts: Great War Great Love #1
As a young girl, Julia began buying gifts for her future spouse, a man whose likeness and personality she has conjured up in her mind, a man she calls her “beloved.”
Soon after the United States enters the Great War, Julia impulsively volunteers as a medical aid worker, with no experience or training. Disheartened by the realities of war, will Julia abandon the pursuit of her beloved? Will her naïve ‘gift scheme’ distract her from recognizing her true “Great Love?”
From Philadelphia to war-torn France, follow Julia as she transitions from unworldly young woman to compassionate volunteer. Available here on Kindle or print. Book 2 in the Great War Great Love series, Charlotte’s Honor, will be released in November.
2. The Lion’s Heart
2016 CALA-award winner, The Lion’s Heart by Dena Hunt, is currently available on Kindle and in softcover. This beautiful book encompasses the Catholic Church’s teachings on this topic. Of The Lion’s Heart, Joseph Pearce, well-known Catholic author, says, “Dena Hunt is a consummate storyteller who does not shirk or shy away from the difficult questions about life and love that her story raises. The Lion’s Heart contains not only the loves of lovers, spouses, parents, and children but also the demons and dragons that selfishness unleashes. The Lion’s Heart is not for the faint-hearted, nor is it for the hard-hearted. It pulsates with a passion that will bring true hearts to their knees.”
3. In Name Only (O’Donovan Family)
In Name Only is the first in the O’Donovan Family series (although both this and its sequel can be read independently of the other). It has been downloaded over 160,000 times on Kindle and won the Gold medal in Religious Fiction at the 2010 IPPY Awards. Check out the profile page on Amazon.
4. A Subtle Grace (O’Donovan Family)
A Subtle Grace is available both on Kindle and in paperback. In her review, Trisha Niermeyer Potter, blogger at Prints of Grace, says this:
“This is one of my favorite contemporary works of Catholic fiction. The storytelling is masterful, the characters fascinating, and the writing is of high literary quality. A Subtle Grace has all of the elements that good Catholic fiction should.”
5. Stealing Jenny
This is my biggest seller and most popular book as evidenced by the over 600 reviews on Amazon (and the six months it spent as a #1 bestseller on Kindle with over 280,000 downloads). It’s a quick and easy read. Check out the Amazon profile page here.
6. Don’t You Forget About Me by Erin McCole Cupp
Funny, quirky and great writing! Also referred to as a Theology of the Body mystery! Check out the Amazon page here.
7. Angela’s Song by AnnMarie Creedon
A beautiful Theology of the Body romance with over 250 reviews on Amazon!
8. A World Such as Heaven Intended and A Life Such as Heaven Intended
A World Such as Heaven Intended by Amanda Lauer is an ideal beach read! It is available on Kindle and in print.
9. Emily’s Hope
My first book is based on the true stories of myself and my great-grandmother. Check out the website here to read an excerpt and reviews.
10. Discovery by Karina Fabian
Do you like science fiction? Then you’ll love Discovery by Karina Fabian!
11. Stay With Me and Rightfully Ours by Carolyn Astfalk
Stay With Me is a contemporary romance and Rightfully Ours is a teen contemporary romance/mystery
12. The Lady Doc Murders
Dying for Revenge and Dying for Compassion
DYING FOR REVENGE is a story of love, obsession and forgiveness, seen through the eyes of a passionate, beautiful woman trying to live her life — imperfectly but vibrantly — even if she won’t survive.
DYING FOR COMPASSION deals with the topic of euthanasia.