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Today’s topic is: Which Authors Surprised You With Their Writing Skills?
I love questions that really make me think. So many authors have surprised me with their writing skills. Since there are so many to talk about, I’m just going to share my top four.
- Katie Ganshert – When I first discovered Katie Ganshert, I was in a major reading slump. I was tired of the clique Christian Fiction novel where all of the characters are peachy perfect, hardly anything happens, and is overly preachy. When I discovered Katie’s novels, I was blown away. Her characters were not only far from perfect, but kept my hands turning the pages until I was finished. She uses the Word of God when it’s appropriate and where it fits in her story.
- Sarah E. Ladd – As much as I love historical fiction, sometimes I struggle with novels that aren’t authentic and seem too modern. Sarah E. Ladd is like picking up a classic writer such as Jane Austen which is refreshing. Her characters are always so fun and realistic and authentic in the Regency Era.
- Sarah Sundin – Sarah Sundin takes you into the days of World War II making you feel as if you were there in that time period with the characters and observing everything they see and do. She brings this timeline to life with characters that are fun and relatable.
- April W. Gardner – To be honest, I had no idea what I was getting into when I first picked her novels up. I knew they were historical fiction, but I hadn’t bothered to read their descriptions. I’m so glad I did because her writing is beautiful and flows beautifully throughout. Her characters become like family and you need more because you don’t want to let them go. She also inspires the reader to appreciate history and to have a deep respect for the Native Americans who lived on on our land before us.
So those are my top four authors that have blown me away with their writing skills. What about you? Which authors surprised you? Let me know in the comments below!