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8 Great Summer Reads!

By C.E. Stone


      Summer is just around the corner, and for many of us, it’s a time for vacations or a break from school. For others, it’s a great time to read!!! Summer reading was what ignited my passion for writing, and as many of you know, my novel Starganauts is coming out June 19th!  You can pre-order it here. While I’ve enjoyed sharing updates and highlights with you, today’s post will be focusing on others’ works.

      Below are eight novels by fellow Christian authors that make fantastic summer reading! Not only are all of them highly-rated, but I’ve met most of these authors through social media and had the pleasure of learning about their wonderful books. There’s sci-fi, historical fantasy, and everything in-between. So, without further ado, here are 8 great summer reads!

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By J.M. Hackman

Heartbreak. Kidnapping. Political rebellion. Best summer vacation ever.

When Brenna’s best friend Tiny invites her on a road trip to Ginselwyn, Brenna jumps at the chance to put her heartbreak behind her. Instead, she discovers a devastating plot that threatens everyone she holds dear.

Can she prevent a bloody government takeover? And what will become of Brenna’s broken heart?

A YA Christian portal fantasy.

By C.D. Hulen

A heroic mission or a holocaust? 
An ex-starship captain is sent to an antique cargo ship to remove a piece of machinery. The problem is:  the cargo are people, and the machinery is the life support systems. 

A Christian speculative fiction novella releasing May 25th.


By Laurie Lucking

Leah, a common palace servant, wants nothing more than for her dearest friend Prince Raphael to be happy in his arranged marriage. Instead, she discovers his new fiancé is endangering his life in a plot against the royal family. But how can she save the day when she’s been banished for treason?

A young adult fairy tale.


By Kathleen Bird

It began with a war that took her father from her, and Katherine is convinced her life will never know peace again.  


Enter Michael, a man prepared to love her at her worst and stand beside her in the midst of chaos.  Will Katherine's faith be enough to overcome the grief and the doubts that plague her?  Not to mention an unknown enemy determined to destroy her? 


A Christian fantasy story.

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By Tabitha Caplinger

Mortals are becoming monsters. As the Darkness infects the Four Realms, Ylva must solve the puzzle of her mysterious childhood and prepare her heart for what is to come. Prince Rohan is battling his own heart as they hunt the High Priestess and her dragon. Will they let the Light lead them, even if it means sacrifice?

A Christian fantasy novel.

By Allen Steadham

Jordan Lewis and her mother have been abducted and marooned on an alien world. Taken in by a friendly tribe of natives, Jordan tries her best to adapt to living on this strange planet called Algoran.

Exploring the life of an ordinary young woman torn from all she's ever known, Jordan's World shows that God reigns over the whole universe, and that consequences can sometimes span solar systems.

A Christian sci-fi/fantasy adventure.



By Allison Tebo

Burndee is a young and cantankerous fairy godfather, who would rather bake cakes than help humans. A disgrace to the fairy order, Burndee has only two wards entrusted to his care…a cinder girl and a charming prince.

A royal ball presents Burndee with the brilliant solution of how to make his wards happy with the least amount of effort. He’ll arrange a meeting and hope the two fall in love.

A humorous and magical re-telling of Cinderella.



By Piper Dow

When her sister is attacked, Kelly is determined to learn the truth behind the assault. Her sister’s confused muttering about shapeshifters make it unlikely the police will take the case. Yet on a fact-finding mission, Kelly uncovers the ledger of a smuggler with more than a few secrets.

David has been working his way closer to the top of the smuggling operation, but Kelly’s interference is threatening his mission. When his attempts to keep her safe can’t shake her, he’s assigned to get her out of the way. But will interference lead to cooperation? The clock is ticking as David and Kelly struggle to shut down the smuggling operation before Kelly loses her sister forever. 

A New Adult Christian fantasy novel.

...and there you have it! 8 epic summer reads sure to please any bookworm! Did you enjoy this list? Have questions about the authors, their works, or anything else? Drop a comment below and I'll be happy to answer. In the meantime, you'll need to excuse me. I'm going off to get a head start on my summer reading. 😉

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