I love authors who get my attention and keep it. The best ones I can read over and over again. Even though I know what is happening I can still enjoy the story.
There are several authors who fall into this category. My favorite are:
L.M. Montgomery. Specifically the Anne Books. I had no use for Emily of New Moon and have not read any of her other stuff. Anne grabbed me though and will not let go. I read the entire series every 1 to 2 years.
Jane Kirkpatrick. I had her Kinship and Courage series. It was written based on a snippet of Ezra Meeker’s diary about a wagon train of widows heading back east. She however changed it so that train went on west and a marvelous series it became! I have most of it memorized and finally passed the books onto a friend. I actually emailed Mrs. Kirkpatrick once, she is a very lovely woman.
Laura Ingalls Wilder. I love not only her LHOP series but also many of her news paper columns as well. I was blessed with a book of them.I also collected the Caroline and Rose years sets too and read them beginning to end every year or 2.
Gladys Taber. Her books are getting harder to find now. I have a compilation book, edited by her daughter, Constance Taber Colby. I love reading it. It is old and in danger of falling apart so I try not to handle it too often! Still Meadow Seasons is the book I have.
Jannette Oke. I love many of her books though her LCS series is my all time fave and I am actually rereading it now. When an author can make me cry, it is a big thing. I have read several of her series and all are good, but LCS some how strike a cord with me.
Leisha Kelly. Her Country Road Chronicles are fantastic. They are set in the depression and totally awesome. Once I finish LCS I plan to reread this set, now that I have all 6 and can read straight through. There are actually 2 series that merge into one, the first is the Wortham Family, and then Country Road. However they both have the same host of players and the story carries through from Julia’s Hope to Sarah’s Promise.
Jan Karon. Her Mitford series is awesome. Slow moving but satisfying. I loved Father Tim and got the first in the Father Tim stories as well. I am looking forward to the rest. The second is now out in the Father Tim set, I am waiting for it to drop in price before I buy it!
Lauraine Snelling. I have so far read her Dakota Treasure and her Red River books. Well most of them. The Red River books span several series and I am missing 2 in the middle books so will not finish that until I get those.
I also read various Bible study books. Though I do prefer reading just my Bible. I so not think God has hidden His message so only scholars can dig it out.
I will work on a list of those eventually too. For now I am going to enjoy some good, clean fiction!
Have an awesome day ladies!