Welcome to the annual post where we list off the many places you can travel in the pages of Bethany House books! This is my kind of summer staycation. The books listed below came out from July 2016 to June 2017.
Someday, there will be a crazy random happenstance where my home state (Indiana) or current state (Minnesota) will pull an unbelievable upset and win the state with the most books!
But this is not that day.
This year, though, West Virginia, Illinois, and New York tied for the most common setting, with three each.
There are also a few newcomers to our list this time around. If you’re a US resident, is your state represented in our year of book settings?
Alaska: In the Shadow of Denali by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse
Arkansas: Dark Deception by Nancy Mehl
California: To the Farthest Shores by Elizabeth Camden
Florida: Invitation by Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt, and Alton Gansky (also takes place in Washington, California, and other locations)
Louisiana: The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green
Maryland: Still Life by Dani Pettrey
Michigan: Waves of Mercy by Lynn Austin
New Jersey: The Ebb Tide by Beverly Lewis (also takes place in Pennsylvania)
North Dakota: From This Day Forward by Lauraine Snelling
Oregon: Treasured Grace by Tracie Peterson
Tennessee: A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander
Texas: Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer
Virginia: Conspiracy of Silence by Ronie Kendig (but also set internationally…see below)
Washington: True to You by Becky Wade
Belgium: High as the Heavens by Kate Breslin (also takes place in France, Scotland, and other locations)
Canada: Where Hope Prevails by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan
England: An Elegant Façade and An Uncommon Courtship by Kristi Ann Hunter, Courageous by Dina L. Sleiman, A Lady Unrivaled by Roseanna White, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill by Julie Klassen, Murder on the Moor by Julianna Deering, The Captain’s Daughter by Jennifer Delamere
India: Conspiracy of Silence by Ronie Kendig (also Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Israel, and others)
Scotland: The Cottage by Michael Phillips
All right, readers! Let us know a fun location near where you live, historically significant or otherwise.