Heather Day Gilbert

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HEATHER DAY GILBERT, an ECPA Christy award finalist and Grace award winner, writes contemporary mysteries and Viking historicals. Her novels feature small towns, family relationships, and women who aren't afraid to protect those they love. Publisher's Weekly gave Heather's Viking historical Forest Child a starred review, saying it is "an engaging story depicting timeless human struggles with faith, love, loyalty, and leadership."

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Heather Day Gilbert It is in the works, though not moving too fast! I have been developing my contemporary mystery series these past couple years, but I am planning to…moreIt is in the works, though not moving too fast! I have been developing my contemporary mystery series these past couple years, but I am planning to get Forest Child out in 2016, if all goes well. Thanks so much for your interest!(less)
Heather Day Gilbert One of my favorite mysteries is Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie. This one is very character-driven and I loved the romantic aspects of it. I…moreOne of my favorite mysteries is Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie. This one is very character-driven and I loved the romantic aspects of it. I also love By the Pricking of my Thumbs by Agatha Christie...creepy! Regardless, I'm a die-hard Christie fan. It's a wonder I didn't name a daughter Agatha (hubby put the kaibosh on that!). (less)
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Should You Become a Foster Parent? An Interview Series (#2)

I hope you enjoyed our first interview about foster parenting here on my blog. Today’s our second interview, with Dena Almond, whose family has taken in numerous foster children over the years. Dena has always been happy to answer my frantic fostering questions, especially when we first started foster care and didn’t have a clue all the hoops we’d need to jump through. She always took the time...

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This book was quite unique in the Christian fiction world. I liked that it was unpredictable AND it addressed some tougher issues women face, such as maintaining a the facade of having it altogether, or clinging too tightly to your children. The stor ...more
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I have enjoyed this series from the beginning,but I think this is the best book yet! The author effortlessly draws me right back into the life of Tess and whatever situation that she winds up in. There is a very real sense..." Read more of this review »
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"Another crazy ride with Tess.


Well, this time around, Tess brought us to her own "back-yard", from where she grew up.
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"Great ending to this series. Loved this cast of characters throughout the books. Tess had many emotional obstacles to overcome because of her childhood and I was happy to see forgiveness prevail at the end. "
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“I wish I could fly like that hawk, rising and falling with the still spaces in the air, far above all this sickness and death and evil.”
Heather Day Gilbert, God's Daughter

“I'm not surprised he wants to challenge me here, where no one can protect me. He thinks I'm a weak woman. He thinks wrong.”
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“Torture is being married to a proud, insensitive man, while an attentive, supportive man lives under the same roof.”
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The Preacher's Bride by Jody Hedlund The Preacher's Bride by Jody Hedlund
 
  9 votes 20.9%

Gods and Kings (Chronicles of the Kings, #1) by Lynn Austin Gods and Kings by Lynn Austin
 
  7 votes 16.3%

God's Daughter (Vikings of the New World Saga, #1) by Heather Day Gilbert God's Daughter by Heather Day Gilbert
 
  5 votes 11.6%

The Secret Keeper A Novel of Kateryn Parr (Ladies in Waiting #2) by Sandra Byrd The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr by Sandra Byrd
 
  4 votes 9.3%

Esther Royal Beauty (Dangerous Beauty, #1) by Angela Elwell Hunt Esther: Royal Beauty by Angela Elwell Hunt
 
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Song of Springhill by Cheryl McKay Song of Springhill by Cheryl McKay
 
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In the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar In the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar
 
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Heart of the Story The Family of Jesus by Karen Kingsbury Heart of the Story: The Family of Jesus by Karen Kingsbury
 
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The Well (The Living Water Series) by Stephanie Landsem The Well by Stephanie Landsem
 
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The Crimson Cord Rahab's Story (Daughters of the Promised Land #1) by Jill Eileen Smith The Crimson Cord: Rahab's Story by Jill Eileen Smith
 
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“I couldn’t describe the smells of West Virginia, even if I tried. It has something to do with the leaves composting in the woods, the cold trickle of little creeks and waterfalls, the ferns greening up everything. But somewhere deep below, I can smell the rock and the coal this state is built on.”
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“I'm pretty certain most women hate her guts. Luckily, I see past her perfect good looks and into her tangled personality.”
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“At the end of the school day, we walked the long, cold way home feeling happy and hungry. There we found a warm fire, country ham with gravy and hot biscuits, and a mother to hug us! If snow blew under the doors that night, what did it matter? Christmas time was just around the corner.”
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“If we are to survive, I must start and end my war this same day.”
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