The Parchment Girl blog is back. Parchment Girl (aka Kate) after a hiatus has started blogging again. Today she posted, “Read This, Not That: Overrated Christian Bestsellers and Lesser Known Alternatives“.
I think this is a great idea for book bloggers to highlight lesser known (and often better) books. I am not an expert in Christian Fiction, so I gladly defer to others. If you like Christian fiction, check this out and maybe offer up some of your own options.
Read this: Zora and Nicky by Claudia Mair Burney
Not that: Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
Redeeming Love, a western romance based on the biblical story of Hosea, has held a spot on the CBA’s bestseller list for over a decade. At its core,Redeeming Love is a moving story of redemption. But it has some major flaws, including clunky writing, repetitiveness, and a hero who is, at times, completely lovable and at others, maddeningly anti-feminist. Enter Zora and Nicky, a lesser known story about a southern playboy who looks like a Calvin Klein model and a spitfire African American woman who fall in love while learning to set aside their prejudices. It’s bold, it’s steamy, and it deserves a lot more attention than it’s received.