Dear readers, I’m sure by now you have all learned that I am a historical fiction girl. It is my go to genre within the sphere of Christian fiction. However, there are a few contemporary authors that I wish to share with you. It is not often that a contemporary fiction novel can win me over, so when one does, I take note of it. Here are my top four contemporary authors.
1. Katherine Reay
Do I need to explain this one? She is an amazing author. Her debut, Dear Mr. Knightley, was an unexpected surprise that I absolutely fell in love with. I remember requesting this book for review, and I felt like I had discovered this wonderful book/author myself. And you know what? She is loved around the blogosphere, and she deserves it. She writes contemporary with a blend of classic literature, so her books are witty and poignant. And if you need an amazing example in character development, read her books. Lizzy and Jane will be in stores on October 28, 2014.
2. Dani Pettrey
Dani actually writes contemporary suspense, but still. It’s contemporary, right? Anyway, I either got the ebook of Submerged for free or on a mega-sale, but that was the best discovery. I love when we get deals on ebooks like this one because I discover new authors like Dani. And now, I have all of her books. Her series on the McKenna family is filled with gripping suspense, but also well-developed characters that you relate to.
3. Rachel Hauck
Once Upon a Prince. Read it, people! I read this book when I had just graduated from college and I totally resonated with Susanna’s journey. It was just what I needed to read during that time in my life. A bit of whimsy and some soul-searching.
4. Melissa Tagg
I’ve only read Made to Last, but I highly recommend it. Great characters, a fun story, and a meaningful look at identity. Chick lit with a great message. Now I just need to get my hands on Here to Stay!