Christian Fiction Author, Roxanne Henke
Roxanne Henke is the best-selling author of the Coming Home to Brewster series (over 80,000 books sold) and has also been dubbed "a Christian Book Association novelist to watch" by Publishers Weekly. The eight books she has published to date have each received positive reviews and she as a writer and a speaker has received several accolades. All of this, plus being a writer from a small town in North Dakota, are a few of the reasons why Roxanne Henke is my favorite Christian fiction author.
She is also my favorite for a few more reasons. Her books are heartfelt and sincere; they make me feel happy, sad, sympathetic, even angry and frustrated. Her characters become so real to me that I actually feel like praying for them as if they're friends of mine. She herself, is very personable. I was fortunate to meet her at a book signing at Barnes & Noble. She signed my copy of her then-latest release, The Secret of Us. She even took the time to give me some advice on writing and shared a few of her own experiences with me.
Books Written by Christian Fiction Author, Roxanne Henke
I love how Roxanne Henke takes the real, relevant issues of our lives as both Christians and nonbelievers and turns those difficulties into a story. From finding friendship, contentment and purpose to dealing with sickness, depression and relationship struggles, Roxanne's novels give hope in all of these areas and more.
Her debut book, After Anne, became the 2002 favorite book of christianbook.com. After Anne is the first in her Coming Home to Brewster Series. This book deals with the amazing power of friendship and how God brings people together for specific reasons.
The second book in the series was placed on the Christian Booksellers Association's best-seller list. This book talks about being content in all things.
Roxanne's third book in her Coming Home to Brewster Series was named an "Inspirational Top Pick" by Romantic Times magazine. It also tied for third place in the Christian Retailer’s Magazine national Retailer’s Choice Award. Becoming Olivia deals with the very delicate subject of clinical depression.
Roxanne's book, Always Jan, made it to Harvest's House's Top Fifty book list and is a story about getting older and embracing it!
With Love, Libby
The final book in the series, With Love, Libby discusses one of the most relevant topics to Christian living: finding purpose.
The Secret of Us
In Roxanne's first stand-alone novel, while a couple married for over 20 years tackles issues faced in long-standing marriages, their child goes through the sometimes difficult adaptation of being a newlywed.
Learning to Fly
Sometimes becoming a new mother is a struggle and when you finally feel like you are doing an okay job, it's suddenly time to let go. That's what Learning to Fly is all about.
On a Someday
Roxanne's most recent release talks about the 'somedays' of life and asks the question, "What if your idea of someday turns out to be something completely unexpected?"
Why I Like Christian Fiction
The main reason I really enjoy Christian fiction is that I don't have to worry about coming across something that is going to offend me, such as, swear words, explicit sex, violence and everything else that seems to be contained in the modern-day novel. I think this might be the case with others as well since Christian fiction is one of the fastest-growing genres. There are also more publishers who are willing to publish Christian fiction. They are finding that these novels don't only deal with salvation but also real true-life issues that authors such as Roxanne Henke discuss.
There are also several genres within Christian fiction including: historical fiction, romance, sci-fi/fantasy, contemporary, biblical, action/adventure, suspense and several others.
Other popular Christian fiction authors include: Frank Peretti, Karen Kingsbury, Lauraine Snelling, Beverly Lewis and Steven James.
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