Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Literature & Fiction - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Religious Literature & Fiction. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Chasing Fireflies: A Novel of Discovery


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Literature & Fiction - August 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Mountain Between Us comes a powerful story about fishing, baseball, home cooking, and other matters of life and death . . . “Never settle for less than the truth,” she told him. On a stifling summer day, an old Chevy Impala ignored the warning signals and was annihilated by the oncoming train. What no one realized until much later was that the driver had paused just before entering the tracks and kicked a small boy out of the car. A small boy with broken glasses who is clutching a notebook with all his might . . . but who never speaks. Chase Walker was one of the lucky ones. He was in foster care as a child, but he finally ended up with a family who loved him and cared for him. Now, as a journalist for the local paper, he’s moved on and put the past behind him. But when he’s assigned the story of this young boy, painful, haunting questions about his own childhood begin to rise to the surface. And as Chase Walker discovers, learning the truth about who you are can be as elusive—and as magical—as chasing fireflies on a summer night. “Martin understands the power of story and he uses it to alter the souls and lives of both his characters and his readers . . .” —Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author Stand-alone novel Book length: 100,000 words Also by Charles Martin: The Water Keeper, Send Down the Rain, Long Way Gone, and When Crickets Cry Includes insights from the author and discussion questions for book clubs

  • Author: Charles Martin
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (February 10, 2008)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Religion & Spirituality

                 

2. The Secret Messenger: The gripping historical fiction novel from the international bestseller


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Literature & Fiction - August 2021

The highly awaited new novel from the internationally bestselling author of The German Midwife (also published as A Woman of War ). Venice, 1943 The world is at war, and Stella Jilani is leading a double life. By day she works in the lion’s den as a typist for the Reich; by night, she risks her life as a messenger for the Italian resistance. Against all odds, Stella must impart Nazi secrets, smuggle essential supplies and produce an underground newspaper on her beloved typewriter. But when German commander General Breugal becomes suspicious, it seems he will stop at nothing to find the mole, and Stella knows her future could be in jeopardy. London, 2017 Years later, Luisa Belmont finds a mysterious old typewriter in her attic. Determined to find out who it belonged to, Luisa delves into the past and uncovers a story of fierce love, unimaginable sacrifice and, ultimately, the worst kind of betrayal… Set between German-occupied 1940s Venice and modern-day London, this is a fascinating tale of the bravery of everyday women in the darkest corners of WWII, for readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. Praise for The Secret Messenger : ‘Rich and captivating…a vivid story of love, sacrifice and betrayal.’ Woman’s World ‘Intriguing, pacy and fascinating.’ Suzanne Goldring, author of My Name is Eva ‘Unique, emotional and life-affirming.’ Melanie Hudson, author of The Last Letter from Juliet ‘A beautifully written novel, perfect for historical fiction lovers.’ Soraya M. Lane, bestselling author of The Girls of Pearl Harbor ‘Another fantastic page-turner.’ LP Fergusson, author of A Dangerous Act of Kindness ‘I felt I was walking alongside Stella over bridges and along canals at every heartstopping moment… Wonderful.’ Molly Green, author of An Orphan’s Wish ‘One of the stronger novels that pays homage to the women involved in the movements of resistance.’ Reader review ‘Refreshingly different. Even if you think you have read enough war books this year I strongly recommend you read this one.’ Reader review ‘If you like WWII stories, this is a must read.’ Reader review

  • Author: Mandy Robotham
  • Publisher: Avon (December 12, 2019)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction

                 

3. Hurricane Season: New from the USA TODAY bestselling author of The Hideaway


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Literature & Fiction - August 2021

A USA TODAY  bestseller!  Hurricane Season  is the story of sisterhood, motherhood, and an unconventional journey to healing—and the relationships that must be mended along the way. Betsy and Ty Franklin, owners of Franklin Dairy Farm in southern Alabama, have long since buried their desire for children of their own. While Ty manages their herd of dairy cows, Betsy busies herself with the farm’s day-to-day operations and tries to forget her dream of motherhood. But when her free-spirited sister, Jenna, drops off her two young daughters for “just two weeks,” Betsy’s carefully constructed wall of self-protection begins to crumble. As the two weeks stretch deeper into the Alabama summer, Betsy and Ty learn to navigate the new additions in their world—and revel in the laughter that now fills their home. Meanwhile, record temperatures promise to usher in the most active hurricane season in decades. Attending an art retreat four hundred miles away, Jenna is fighting her own battles. She finally has time and energy to focus on her photography, a lifelong ambition. But she wonders how her rediscovered passion can fit in with the life she’s made back home as a single mom. But when Hurricane Ingrid aims a steady eye at the Alabama coast, Jenna must make a decision that will change her family’s future, even as Betsy and Ty try to protect their beloved farm...and their hearts. Praise for  Hurricane Season : “A poignant and heartfelt tale of sisterhood, motherhood, and marriage,  Hurricane Season  deftly examines the role that coming to terms with the past plays in creating a hopeful future. Readers will devour this story of the hurricanes—both literal and figurative—that shape our lives.”— Kristy Woodson Harvey , national bestselling author of  Slightly South of Simple Full-length contemporary Southern fiction Stand-alone novel Includes discussion questions for book clubs

  • Author: Lauren K. Denton
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (April 3, 2018)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

4. Ever After (Lost Love Series Book 2)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Literature & Fiction - August 2021

Two couples torn apart—one by war between countries, one by war within. In this moving sequel to Even Now , Emily Anderson, now twenty, is attending college on a soccer scholarship when she meets the man who changes everything for her: Army reservist Justin Baker. Their tender relationship, founded on a mutual faith in God and nurtured by their trust and love for each other, proves to be a shining inspiration to everyone they know, especially Emily’s reunited birth parents, Lauren Gibbs and Shane Galanter. Lauren and Shane still struggle to move past their opposing beliefs about war, politics, and faith. Shane believes it’s possible but Lauren doesn’t. So she says a painful good-bye to her long-ago love and returns to her job as a war correspondent in Afghanistan. Both hearts are shattered, and Lauren and Shane believe that this time their relationship has truly ended forever. Then tragedy sends shock waves through all their lives. Can Lauren and Shane set aside their opposing views so that love—God’s love—might win, no matter how great the odds?

  • Author: Karen Kingsbury
  • Publisher: Zondervan; Reprint edition (May 19, 2008)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Religion & Spirituality

                 

5. Finding Love for the Loner (Matchmaking Moms of Oceanview Church Book 2)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Literature & Fiction - August 2021

A light-hearted, faith-filled, fun series that will make you smile and warm your heart. Moms go the distance! New from Laurie Larsen, Award-winning author of Inspirational Romance: Matchmaking Moms of Oceanview Church. A team of mothers determined to covertly jumpstart the stalled love lives of their adult children. Book 2: Finding Love for the Loner The Matchmaking Moms are in for a tough job finding a romantic match for Lily's son Winston. Gun-shy from love due to past rejections, he's built a life around his job, his dog and his online videogame prowess. He's perfectly happy, thank you very much. Except Lily knows his life will be better when the moms find a perfect match for him. Rose is the matchmaker for the job, finding Tina, a fellow dog lover. Will the two of them connect, and if they do, will they be able to get past Winston's solitary ways, and Tina's need for control? Matchmaking Moms of Oceanview Church Book 1: Meet the Moms (releases June 7, 2020) Book 2: Finding Love for the Loner (releases July 7, 2020) Book 3: Finding Love for the Workaholic (releases August 7, 2020) Book 4: Finding Love for the Playboy (releases September 7, 2020) Book 5: Finding Love for the Matchmaker (releases October 7, 2020) This fun, fast-paced, inspirational romance series awaits you! Buy all five books today or read them for free through Kindle Unlimited.

  • Author: Laurie Larsen
  • Publisher: Random Moon Books (July 7, 2020)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Religion & Spirituality

                 



6. The Captain's Quest (The Leeward Islands Series Book 4)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Literature & Fiction - August 2021

Innocent mistakes can have dire consequences.  Pricilla Middleton only attended the Lemoore house party to keep her friend out of trouble. Now, her only chance to keep from becoming a gossip column headline is to sneak aboard her brother's ship and pretend she'd been visiting him instead of taking part in the debacle. Before she can speak to her brother, the ship sets sail, and the man in charge is not at all who she expects. Captain Tobias Prescott, son of an infamous war hero, has been assigned on a critical mission to deploy warships in St. Kitts for battle in New Orleans. Unfortunately, his orders require him to assume command of a friend's ship, and he must weigh anchor the instant the former captain is escorted down the gangplank. When they reach open waters, the last thing he expects is to find a woman hiding in the captain's cabin, yet his mission is too urgent to return her to England. The Middleton name has always brought Tobias trouble, and Pricilla is no exception. As the waters clear and the temperature warms, the danger escalates too. Yet Tobias discovers the intuitive and strong woman who struggles to hide her anxiety is nothing like her disloyal brother. He may lose the opportunity to help his country, but perhaps he can still save the woman who's rescued his heart.

  • Author: Lorri Dudley
  • Publisher: Wild Heart Books; 1st edition (June 1, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Religion & Spirituality

                 

7. The Treble with Murder: a cozy amateur sleuth mystery (The School of Hard Rocks Mysteries Book 1)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Literature & Fiction - August 2021

Camryn Paine has an ear for music . . . and for trouble. When public relations expert Camryn Paine’s alma mater requests her help, she agrees to do some image intervention for the music conservatory. She’s thrown into the thick of things her first day on the job when she witnesses a student drop dead during a talent show sound check. Camryn’s unique auditory abilities lead her to suspect foul play. The more questions she asks, the clearer it becomes that something is amiss at the school. She’s determined to crack the case before any more dead bodies are found. Unfortunately, her abilities also make Camryn a threat to a killer who doesn’t want anyone to hear the truth. Will she solve this case and redeem the conservatory’s reputation? Or will her body be the next one to take center stage?

  • Author: Christy Barritt
  • Publisher: River Heights (July 18, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Religion & Spirituality

                 

8. Second Chance Love (Pinecrest Book 1)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Literature & Fiction - August 2021

Eight years should have been long enough to overcome the hurt and humiliation of being left at the altar, but when Jillian Rodgers walks back into Sam Lawson’s life he has to grapple with those feelings again. Worse yet, he can’t stop thinking about her. Jillian Rodgers has returned to her hometown to help care for her mother. Facing Sam again is hard, but Jillian wonders if her return could mean a second chance for them. In a small town their paths often cross, and despite Sam’s vow not to make the same mistake, he finds himself falling for her all over again. But Jillian hasn’t been completely honest about her life. When that comes to light, can he still forgive and forget? Can they have a second chance at love?

  • Author: Merrillee Whren
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Religion & Spirituality

                 

9. The Dinner Party: A Novel


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Literature & Fiction - August 2021

This Passover Seder is not just any Passover Seder. Yes, there will be a quick service and then a festive meal afterwards, but this night is different from all other nights. This will be the night the Golds of Greenwich meet the Rothschilds of New York City. The Rothschilds are the stuff of legends. They control banks, own vineyards in Napa, diamond mines in Africa, and even an organic farm somewhere in the Midwest that produces the most popular Romaine lettuce consumed in this country. And now, Sylvia Gold's daughter is dating one of them. When Sylvia finds out that her youngest of three is going to bring her new boyfriend to the Seder, she's giddy. When she finds out that his parents are coming, too, she darn near faints. Making a good impression is all she thinks about. Well, almost. She still has to consider her other daughter, Sarah, who'll be coming with her less than appropriate beau and his overly dramatic Italian mother. But the drama won't stop there. Because despite the food and the wine, despite the new linen and the fresh flowers, the holidays are about family. Long forgotten memories come to the surface. Old grievances play out. And Sylvia Gold has to learn how to let her family go.

  • Author: Brenda Janowitz
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (April 12, 2016)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

10. Amish Family Quilt: Amish Romance (The Amish Bonnet Sisters Book 22)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Literature & Fiction - August 2021

A new baby, a family quilt, and another surprise houseguest. The apple harvest is drawing to a close as the Bruner/Baker family get ready for more babies to arrive. But they’re not too busy to work on the quilt for Hope’s wedding. As usual, nothing goes to plan. The chaos steps up when Levi reluctantly agrees to taking on yet another houseguest. Meanwhile, Ada’s nephew is trying to help out, but is he doing more harm than good? What the reviews say about The Amish Bonnet Sisters series: ★★★★★ You don't want to put them down once you start reading them. You will not be disappointed. ★★★★★ What a story! I shook my phone so much it turned the flashlight on. Do not start this book unless you have time to finish it... It's spellbinding. ★★★★★ Samantha Price just keeps on writing stories that hold your interest. ★★★★★ Each character continues to develop and grow. Always an interesting turn in every book. Can’t wait for more!!! ★★★★★ This entire series is absolutely enthralling. ★★★★★ I couldn't put them down! This best-selling sweet Amish Romance series is best read in order starting from book #1 Amish Mercy. Or catch up with the bundled box sets starting with The Amish Bonnet Sisters Box Sets Books 1 - 3 (Amish Mercy, Amish Honor, A Simple Kiss). All the books in The Amish Bonnet Sisters series by USA Today bestselling and multiple Kindle All-Star Samantha Price: 1 Amish Mercy 2 Amish Honor 3 A Simple Kiss 4 Amish Joy 5 Amish Family Secrets 6 The Englisher 7 Missing Florence 8 Their Amish Stepfather 9 A Baby For Florence. 10 Amish Bliss 11 Amish Apple Harvest 12 Amish Mayhem 13 The Cost of Lies 14 Amish Winter of Hope 15 A Baby for Joy 16 The Amish Meddler 17 The Unsuitable Amish Bride 18 Her Amish Farm 19 The Unsuitable Amish Wedding 20 Her Amish Secret 21 Amish Harvest Mayhem 22 Amish Family Quilt

  • Author: Samantha Price
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Religion & Spirituality