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30 must-read books – #18

Book 18: A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers 🙂

Francine Rivers is one incredible writer. Inspiring in her brilliance. Her Mark of the Lion series is one that I turn to when I’m in need of ‘a shot in the arm’ as it were.


I’m a sucker for a good historical novel (today’s post is book 18 and there’s Shakespeare, Austen, Dumas, Hugo, and Pargeter in the list already!) and the research in River’s novels is reminiscent of Bodie and Brock Thoene’s meticulous work.

[Unfortunately, although I have immense respect for the Thoene’s novels, I don’t have enough room in my ‘Christian titles’ week to include them 🙁 ]

This series is perfection. History comes to life amidst romance, political intrigue and the clashing of cultures. In spite of the enormity of world-building needed, there are no ‘info-dumps’ removing the reader from the story. It’s a thrilling ride, and I – for one – am caught from start to finish, every time I read them.

Definitely one for the ‘30 must-read’ list. What’s your favourite historical novel?

And have a great day, dear reader!

– KRidwyn