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Monday, September 27, 2010

Travis Thrasher, Like Dandelion Dust, and more!

What you missed in FamilyFiction Weekly #003 (September 24, 2010)
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FamilyFiction Weekly #003 (September 24, 2010)

Spotlight: SOLITARY by Travis Thrasher
In his debut novel for teens, Travis Thrasher will take you from the cold halls of high school to the dark rooms of an abandoned cabin—and remind you of what it means to believe in what you cannot see... Click for more
Opening: LIKE DANDELION DUST
Based on the 2006 novel by Karen Kingsbury, Like Dandelion Dust stars Mira Sorvino, Barry Pepper and child actor Maxwell Perry Cotton. The film, opening this weekend in about 100 theaters, has won more than 35 film festival awards. Official site
Amish fiction in the press
The media continues to report on one of the fastest-growing genres in romance publishing:
Don't smirk -- Amish love stories inspire me (CNN)
'Bonnet books' are hot sellers (LancasterOnline)
Amish novels pick up the pace (USA Today)
2010 ACFW Award Winners!
Last Sunday, the American Christian Fiction Writers handed out the Carol Awards for excellence in Christian fiction. Among the winners for the night was Dan Walsh's 1940s romance The Unfinished Gift, which nabbed both "Debut Author" and "Short Historical." Complete list of winners here.
Profile: THE HEALER'S APPRENTICE
The Huntsville Times-Dispatch features debut author Melanie Dickerson, whose YA novel The Healer's Apprentice is the first in a three-part series based loosely on fairy tales. Click through for the interview.
Book Trailer: THE MAYAN APOCALYPSE
From Mark Hitchcock and Alton Gansky: An oil executive and a Christian journalist research the Mayan calendar, which predicts the world will end in December 2012. As natural disasters escalate, do they indicate a global apocalypse--or does Christian faith have the answers? Watch the book trailer
Excerpt: A SEASON OF MIRACLES
Southern fiction from novelist Rusty Whitener: A touching novel that takes readers into the deep south of the 1970s, A Season of Miracles is a compelling story of a friendship characterized by differences and of grace despite flaws. Read a free excerpt
Excerpt: LADY IN WAITING
From Susan Meissner: The lives of two women -- one in the present day, one in the sixteenth-century -- dovetail through the journey of one ring. Each woman finds she has far more influence over her life than she imagined... Download four chapters here
Preview: Adventures in Booga Booga Land
A monkey and a giraffe learn the parables of Jesus--the hard way. Marty the monkey and Gerard the giraffe bungle their way through the paradise of Booga Booga Land, inadvertently learning lessons that Jesus taught many years ago... More info here
New Releases: HOMETOWN MYSTERIES
This series of Christian novels, "where love and suspense meet," includes Missing Mabel by Nancy Mehl, Advent of a Mystery by newcomer Marilyn Leach, and Nursing a Grudge by our own editor, Chris Well. Click here to see what's new -- and what's coming!
Discuss: MOVIES, DVDs, and OTHER MEDIA
On the discussion board on our Facebook page: What are some examples of your favorite Christian fiction told through movies, DVDs, or other media? Share your picks here -- and see what other readers suggest!

NEW RELEASES!

AMISH
A Hand to Hold
by Kathleen Fuller
Lydia's Charm
by Wanda Brunstetter
A Secret Identity
by Gayle Roper
The Bridge of Peace
by Cindy Woodsmall
Love Finds You in Sugarcreek... by Serena Miller

SUSPENSE
Advent of a Mystery
by Marilyn Leach
The Confirmation
by Ralph Reed
Immanuel's Veins
by Ted Dekker
Judgment Day
by Wanda L. Dyson
A Token of Truth
by Sunni Jeffers

HISTORICAL
Finding Becky
by Martha Rogers
A Hope Undaunted
by Julie Lessman
In the Shadow of the Sun King by Golden K. Parsons
Love Me Tender
by Janice Hanna
McKenzie by Penny Zeller

SPECULATIVE
Dragons of the Valley
by Donita K. Paul
The Falling Away
by T.L. Hines
The Skin Map
by Stephen Lawhead
Havah by Tosca Lee
Heading Home
by John Robinson

ROMANCE
Faithful by Kim Cash Tate
Love for Tomorrow
by Vanessa Miller
The Perfect Blend
by Trish Perry
Hometown Proposal
by Merrillee Whren
Sierra Weddings by Jeri Odell

CONTEMPORARY
Always the Baker, Never the Bride by Sandra D. Bricker
Charlotte Figg Takes Over Paradise by Joyce Magnin
Divine Appointments by Charlene Ann Baumbich
Goodness Gracious Green
by Judy Pace Christie
Reinventing Rachel
by Alison Strobel

YA/TEEN
Katy's Debate
by Kim Vogel Sawyer
Forgotten: Seventeen and Homeless by Melody Carlson
Scenarios 4: Making Waves by Nicole O'Dell
A Girl Named Mister
by Nikki Grimes
Rendezvous
by Melody Carlson

CHILDREN'S
Alexis and the Arizona Escapade by Erica Rodgers
The Berenstain Bears Show God's Love by Mike and Jan Berenstain
Halfway Herbert by Francis Chan and Matt Daniels
The Action Bible
by Sergio Cariello
The Boy Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews

MOVIES&DVDs
Like Dandelion Dust
To Save a Life
What If ...
No Limit Kids: Much Ado About Middle School
VeggieTales: Sweetpea Beauty

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