Karen Kingsbury writes expressive charged, Religion-centered fiction, emphasizing, accounts of lives profoundly affected by religion and belief. Her tales contain modern-day location, and focus on Christians at odds with the world in which they live, and struggling against the apparent anti-Christian biases of the general public. Kingsbury's novels are built with a solid amorous segment. Readers of long-established Romances who do not mind the Christian Religious aspects of Kingsbury's tales will in all probability enjoy these stories.

Kingsbury does not draw back from difficult subject matter in her narrative. Her characters deal with issues such as pornography, abortion, abuse, and adoption in addition to illness and death. Her readiness to address these themes does set her distant from the more cozy school of inspirational literature. With plenty of dialog, cliff-hanger chapters, and an episodic manner of writing, Kingsbury's stories move at a fast pace. The modern settings may also appeal to some readers. Booklovers first discovering Kingsbury might start with A Time to Dance, which tells the tale of a couple trying to keep their marriage from falling apart after 23 years together.


Terri Blackstock is a excellent read alike for Karen Kingsbury. Blackstock regularly tackles contemporary social problems, and her books include strong characters and carefully-crafted plots. Kingsbury's fans might want to start with the Second Chances series, Never Again Good-bye is the first.

Francine Rivers is another author of moving, Christian-focused novels that Kingsbury buffs might like. Like Kingsbury, Rivers uses her creative writing to explore important emotional themes in an evangelical frame. Try The Atonement Child as a starting book. This book explores the subject of rape, unwanted pregnancy, and abortion in a Christian environment.

Lisa Tawn Bergren presents readers looking for inspiring tales with romance and current backgrounds much to like in her books. Bergren creates characters who are fundamentally good, but have their human flaws. There are some elements of adventure in Bergren's novels that keep the plot moving which ought to please Kingsbury fans. Start with Bergren's Full Circle series, opening with Refuge.

Donna Fletcher Crow, like Kingsbury, delves into related subjects in her contemporary Christian Romances. Crow examines complex topics, including infidelity, sexuality, and abortion. It is in working through intricate subjects that Crow's characters understand the fullness of their faith. Readers might begin with Roses in Autumn.

Finally, readers may well find much to enjoy in Nicholas Sparks's books. Sparks is celebrated for his bittersweet stories, and while he is not evangelical in his writing, nevertheless, family, friends, and faith all play an central role in his novels. Sparks shines at producing credible circumstances with ordinary characters who are confronted with life-changing struggles. Try The Notebook as a start to Sparks's works.