Monday, August 31, 2009

Confessions of a secular romance reader

I didn't grow up in the church, and while a "heathen," I used to read historical romance novels. *cringing about what ya'll might think of me* I LOVED them! I loved the action-packed, adventurous plots and the fierce heroes who knew how to be gentle lovers. E-hem. Just being honest. *wiping brow* That wasn't easy.

After I became a Christian, I decided I should read books that would be more pleasing to the Lord. Only problem was, I couldn't find anything pleasing to ME! So, I decided to write what I wanted to read.

In the meantime, I've continued to search for books that I might enjoy. Unable to find anything I could really lose myself in, I went back to secular romance. But all of a sudden, those books were too shallow and all about sex! What happened? Did the books change? Perhaps. But I also changed. My focus had changed. God sure opens the eyes.

Well, for years I didn't find what I was looking for, other than in Francine Rivers' books, but recently I came across a CBA author that I fell in love with! She has the excitement, adventure and romance that I've been longing to read!

Thank you, MaryLu Tyndall for "The Blue Enchantress." I enjoyed it so much, I went out and bought the first in that series, "The Red Siren."

Read any good books lately?


  1. I have a hard time finding moving fiction too! I'll have to check out MaryLu's. I've seen it in the book store and wondered. I really like Deannee Gist. And Siri Mitchell. I just read both of their new releases.

  2. Yes, Jody! Check out her books. They're so fun! I'll have to check out your authors as well. Thanks for the names.

  3. MaryLu has the fast pace and excitement of a classic historical romance. A great getaway and no bodices get ripped!

    thanks for the post Sandi,
    see you on the loops