Enjoy traveling? Why not create a reading road trip?
What’s that you say? You’ve never heard of such a thing? (That might be because I just invented it.)
The concept is simple: make a list of places you’ve always wanted to visit . . . then find books that are set in those locations!
To help you out in this fun activity, I’ve made a list of the settings Bethany House fiction books published between April 2013 and April 2014.
The State With the Most Books Award* goes to…
Incidentally (or not), it’s also the home state of the largest number of our fiction authors. Here are the books that are set in Texas:
Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade
Fired Up by Mary Connealy
Stealing the Preacher by Karen Witemeyer
Caught in the Middle by Regina Jennings
A Match Made in Texas, with novellas by Mary Connealy, Carol Cox, Regina Jennings, and Karen Witemeyer
Wildwood Creek by Lisa Wingate
(*I also just invented this award. Texas, don’t get your hopes up for a trophy or something.)
Other States (in alphabetical order)
Arizona: Trouble In Store by Carol Cox
Colorado: A Sensible Arrangement by Tracie Peterson
Michigan: A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund
North Carolina: Made to Last by Melissa Tagg
Ohio: Sweet Mercy by Ann Tatlock
South Dakota: A Place to Belong by Lauraine Snelling
Washington: Critical Reaction by Todd M. Johnson
Australia: Blood and Bone by Don Hoesel (And Brazil and Russia and others…it’s an international thriller, what do you expect?)
Canada: Where Courage Calls by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan
Czechoslovakia: For Such a Time by Kate Breslin
Norway: An Untamed Heart by Lauraine Snelling
Switzerland: Strait of Hormuz by Davis Bunn (also Egypt, Iran, and other countries–those international thrillers again.)
I didn’t want to leave our fantasy authors out just because their worlds only exist within the pages of their books and our imaginations.
King by R. J. Larson
Now it’s your turn, readers! Let us know where you’re from and name a place in your home state that would make a great setting for a book.