Welcome to Day 5 of the Five Fall Favorites Party hosted by Read Another Page! Fall is one of the best seasons for being outdoors . . . and reading! Although we may have a favorite lounge chair at home, benches are the choice seat if we want to go to the park and pass a beautiful hour or two with a good book.
Good books don’t have to be put out by big publishers. There are many indie-published books that hit the spot with great writing and provide wonderful stories and valuable information that might not have seen the light of day if indie authors hadn’t had the courage to publish them themselves. Here are my top five favorites:
Charity’s Diary Series by Elisabeth Allen
This contemporary fiction trilogy tells the story of an English girl who is a homeschool graduate living with her family. Through disappointments and unexpected opportunities, Charity must learn how to embrace God’s will for her life. These books are so sweet, relatable, and faith-building. Find on Goodreads.
Grace Triumphant by Alicia A. Willis
I’ve enjoyed all of Alicia A. Willis’s books, but I’ll select this one for my list (my other favorite of hers is Remembering the Alamo). Grace Triumphant is the gripping story of a young British sea captain involved in the slave trade during the 1700s, a cabin boy who must shine the light of Christ, and a young lady who yearns for a purpose beyond marriage to her tyrannical fiance. Read my full review on Goodreads.
Friendship and Folly by Meredith Allady
I’m a Jane Austen fan, so I’m hard to please when it comes to Regency fiction written by more recent authors (Jane Austen’s novels were published during the Regency period in England, 1811-1820). But Meredith Allady is a contemporary author with an authentic Regency-era voice that’s funny and insightful, a bit like Austen’s. Friendship and Folly was well researched, satisfyingly long, and very entertaining. Read my full review on Goodreads.
The Thaw Series by E. Kaiser Writes
This wintry series of (currently) three books is a retelling of the “Snow Queen” fairy tale with elements from the movie Frozen. It gives quite a twist to the stories we know, however, making it into its own story. I love the historical fairy-tale feel of E. Kaiser’s writing style – the customs and world are delightfully detailed, and the characters are well developed and fascinating. Readmy reviews on Goodreads.
The Five Gems Series by E. Kaiser Writes
This series of (currently) two (almost three) light fantasy books are unique stories. E. Kaiser’s signature descriptive world-building and engaging characters in exciting situations make them fun and satisfying to read. Fia, the main protagonist, doesn’t claim to be anyone special, but the adventures she’s thrust into bring out the best in her. Find on Goodreads.
What are your favorite books by Indie authors? Also, please note that today and tomorrow I'll have limited access to internet, so I will be a bit slow responding to your comments. But, by all means, comment away!
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