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The Because Fiction Podcast

110 EpisodesProduced by Chautona HavigWebsite

Taking the pulse of Christian fiction, Because Fiction explores the lastest trends in Christian fiction, discusses genres, specific authors, new releases, and classics as well. If it's Christian fiction (or something readers love), we talk about it.


Episode 15: Author Recommendations & Driftwood Dreams Chat

Need a good book to read? Ask an author for a recommendation! You may be surprised at how perfect that recommendation can be. I was!

This week we’re talking about why going to a favorite author for book recommendations might just be a way to find your next perfect read. When I asked for recommendations, author Sarah Monzon suggested T.I. Lowe, and I just finished reading her book, Driftwood Dreams, and have I got stuff to talk about!

Note: these will likely be affiliate links!

Driftwood Dreams by T.I. Lowe 

The whole Carolina Coast Series (Including Beach Haven, Driftwood Dreams, and Sea Glass)

My Review of Driftwood Dreams.

Additionally, you might want to check out Sarah Monzon’s books as well.

I recommend: (These are affiliate links)

Book Nerds & Boyfriends (available on KU) 

The Isaac Project (available on KU) 

12 Days of Snowmen (only .99!)


Jocelyn (not Jolene!) 

3 Excellent Reasons Why Authors Offer Great Book Ideas

  1. Authors often know books that are similar to their content, style, or feel. Asking an author might just get you what you are looking for!
  2. Many authors have studied the craft of writing so much that they find nuggets beneath the surface that can really enrich your reading.
  3. Let’s face it. Authors want to keep readers satisfied while they finish their latest books, so they have a vested interest in helping you pick out the perfect book while you wait!

While your friends are great resources to fill those TBR (to be read) stacks around your house, sometimes you need a fresh perspective. Many authors are insatiable readers (like me!) and even if they don’t know what book would be perfect for you, they probably know who does. Either way, you will have a suggestion that not only satisfies your desire for a good read, it might also save you a few wasted dollars on not-so-perfect fits for you!

Then again, I would have said a romantic read like Driftwood Dreams wouldn’t be my cup of tea, and I would have been wrong. So glad I listened to author Sarah Monzon on that one! :D

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