Reading Road Trip with Bethany House!

Is there a state on your want-to-visit list that you haven’t quite made it to yet? Or maybe you enjoy seeing references to the geography and cities of the place you call home. Maybe you’ve even taken up a challenge to read one book set in each of the 50 states (a fun goal for a year!). Either way, this handy list will help you plan your reading road trip.

Here are a list of Bethany House books and their settings (published between May 2014 and June 2015). Enjoy!


I have this map up in my office marked with author names. Print out your own here.

U.S. Settings (in alphabetical order)

Alaska: Stranded and Sabotaged by Dani Pettrey

Arizona: Truth Be Told by Carol Cox

California: Until I Found You and Together with You by Victoria Bylin

Iowa: From the Start by Melissa Tagg

Idaho: Tried and True and Now and Forever by Mary Connealy

Kansas: A Bride in Store by Melissa Jagears

Michigan: Here to Stay by Melissa Tagg, Captured by Love, Love Unexpected, and Hearts Made Whole by Jody Hedlund

Missouri: Gathering Shadows and Deadly Echoes by Nancy Mehl, A Most Inconvenient Marriage by Regina Jennings

New York: A Match of Wits and After a Fashion by Jen Turano

North Dakota: To Everything a Season and A Harvest of Hope by Lauraine Snelling

Ohio: Child of Mine by David and Beverly Lewis

Pennsylvania: The River and The Love Letters by Beverly Lewis, Becoming Bea and Amish Promises by Leslie Gould, The Midwifeโ€™s Tale by Delia Parr

Tennessee: Finding Me by Kathryn Cushman

Texas: Stuck Together by Mary Connealy, A Moment in Time and A Matter of Heart by Tracie Peterson, Full Steam Ahead and A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer, A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade

Oklahoma: Playing by Heart by Anne Mateer

Oregon: Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade (half of it, anyway . . . the other half is in Texas)

Washington: Undetected by Dee Henderson, Steadfast Heart by Tracie Peterson

Washington D.C.: With Every Breath and Beyond All Dreams by Elizabeth Camden

West Virginia: Miracle in a Dry Season and Until the Harvest by Sarah Loudin Thomas, The Brickmaker’s Bride by Judith Miller


Non-U.S. Settings

Canada: Where Trust Lies by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan

Egypt: Shadow of the Mountain: Exodus by Cliff Graham

England: Murder at the Mikado by Julianna Deering, Like a Flower in Bloom by Siri Mitchell, The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen, Dauntless by Dina Sleiman

Greece: The Patmos Deception by Davis Bunn

Israel: Keepers of the Covenant by Lynn Austin

Persia (near modern-day Iran): Esther by Angela Hunt

Now it’s your turn, readers! Let us know where you’re from!

28 thoughts on “Reading Road Trip with Bethany House!

    • Haha, yes, Gabrielle! During the winter, I always say that since so many of our authors live in Texas and we have so many books set in Texas, we should just move BHP there!

      Amy Green
      BHP Fiction Publicist

  1. Born in Michigan, raised in Delaware. Have also lived in Okinawa, Japan & North Dakota. Currently live in New Mexico ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I’m from Kentucky and mostly vacation in North Carolina. When I was a teenager I dreamed of writing a story set in every state.

    Thanks for sharing this fun list.

  3. I was born in Seattle, Washington. We moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, California when I was 5. After high school I joined the Air Force and then married a man who was also in the Air Force. He stayed in to retirement. During the Air Force years we lived in: Texas, Mississippi, Nebraska, West Germany, Texas, Maryland, West Germany, Arizona, and then back to the San Francisco Bay Area. After he retired we settled on the Central Coast of California.

    This was a great list to read through. I’m going to have to get some of these books that I hadn’t heard about.

  4. I was born in California moved to Texas when I was 5. Moved to N.C at 19, Michigan at 20, S C at 21 West Virginia at 22, back to Texas at 23 and at 50+ yrs I’m still in Texas.

  5. Another Minnesota gal here. ๐Ÿ™‚ For a time, “Cloak of the Light” by Chuck Black was in MN, and I’m sure there are a couple others – not a lot, but a couple. XD

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