I have just finished reading two Liz Curtis Higgs book. I got them Sunday and I am now hunting for the next two. She has done several women's studies, but these that I read were historical fiction. They are Thorn in my Heart and Fair is the Rose, the first 2 books of 3. They are set in Scotland around the 1800's. They are based on the biblical stories of Jacob and Esau, and also Leah and Rachel. I am not a huge romance novel fan, and this does have some romance in them, but I felt like I was in with the characters. I felt their pain and anger when they did. I usually get "into" books, but this was different. It was nice to be reading of a story I already knew, but also to actually feel their pain, through Ms. Higgs storytelling. Anyway, if you are looking for something to read, I suggest these. The next two title are : Whence came a Prince and Grace in Thine Eyes. Grace in Thine Eyes continues with the same family in the previous 3 but starts a new story based on Dinah.
I have also heard that Francine Rivers and Beverly Lewis are also good reads. I have been trying to find good Christian books, fiction or non-fiction. If you have any suggestions, let me know! I have several that are waiting in the wings, but I am always looking for a few new ones.
Several of the ones waiting in the wings: Having a Mary Spirit (a follow up to Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World- also very good), A Mothers Grace, Prayer:Finding the Hearts True Home, Pathways to Purpose for Women, The Names of God, David, Praying God's Word and many more.