Today we have the lovely Laura Frantz sharing with us five books that have impacted her life. Laura's own books have been listed three times by our previous guests. This doesn't surprise me in the least, as I just love love love her writing - so much so we awarded her latest release, The Colonel's Lady, a Book Review Sisters Opal Award.
So let's take a look at which books have impacted Laura's life!
1. Christy by Catherine Marshall
This was my first foray into Christian fiction and I'll never forget it! Rich and multi-layered, this story stayed with me and set the standard for the kind of fiction I love most. Francine Rivers and Liz Curtis Higg's novels remind me of Christy. I went on to read all of Marshall's books, both her sequel, Julie, and her non-fiction titles. They're all great!
2. George Whitefield's Journals by George Whitefield
I love so many George's from the 18th-century - George Washington, George Rogers Clark, and now George Whitefield, the famous evangelist. How can you not love a man who was described as "all life, fire, wing, and force"? There's never been another preacher like him.
3. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
I read all of the Little House books but this remains my favorite. It has a sweetness to it that isn't found in many books - an echo of a bygone era. I've always been encouraged that the author first published a book in her late 60's - or so I've heard!
4. The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
Though I love the Anne of Green Gables books, this adult romance by Montgomery tops my list of favorite books of all time. I've even reread it several times, something I almost never do. And I never thought I'd fall in love with a hero named Barney Snaith. But...thud!
5. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
I first read Bronte's classic in college and then reread it all over again. It's haunting and powerful and full of the angst and passion I love.
About Laura Frantz
Laura is a lover of history, is the author of The Frontiersman's Daughter, Courting Morrow Little, and The Colonel's Lady, and currently lives in the misty woods of Washington with her husband and two sons. Her next book, Love's Reckoning - the first in a four book series - releases in September 2012 and can be pre-ordered now.
Connect With Laura
Website & Blog: www.laurafrantz.net
Thank you Laura for coming by and sharing these great books with us!