Read-alike List


B.J. Hoff, author of the Mountain Song Legacy series from Harvest House (and many other wonderful novels) has put together one of those "If you like _____, then try _____" lists as a way of introducing readers to some of the best in Christian fiction. I've read something from almost every author on both sides of the list, and B.J.'s comparisons are spot on:

If you like Philippa Gregory, Diana Gabaldon, and Sara Donati, try
Liz Curtis Higgs, Jane Kirkpatrick, and Lynn Austin.

If you like Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes, try
Kristin Billerbeck and Trish Perry.

If you like John Grisham, Harlan Coben, and Robert Parker, try
James Scott Bell, Alton Gansky, and Brandt Dodson.

If you like Luanne Rice, Richard Paul Evans, Nicholas Sparks, and Anita Shreve, try
Deborah Raney, Karen Kingsbury, Karen Ball, and Robin Lee Hatcher.

If you like Jodi Picoult, try
Angela Hunt.

If you like John Jakes, try
Jack Cavanaugh.

If you like Harper Lee and Dorothea Benton Frank, try
Jamie Langston Turner and Ann Tatlock.

If you like Anne Tyler and Alice Hoffman, try
Lisa Samson and Patty Hickman.

If you like Pat Conroy and Leif Enger, try
Athol Dickson and W. Dale Cramer.

If you like Julie Garwood and Debbie Macomber, try
Lori Copeland and Diann Mills.

If you like Mary Higgins Clark, Sue Grafton, Tami Hoag, and Kathy Reichs, try
Colleen Coble, Terri Blackstock, Brandilyn Collins, and Dee Henderson.

If you like L.B. Graham and C.S. Lewis, try
Karen Hancock and Kathy Tyers.

And please don't forget B.J. Hoff's wonderful stories about Irish immigrants! B.J.'s writing has the flavor of two of my favorite all-time authors, the late Eugenia Price and Catherine Marshall. This is a wonderful list whether you are new to Christian fiction or not.