Which of Our April Heroines Are You Most Like?

Want a little more fun in your day? Then hop on over to our personality quiz, where you can choose your favorite answers and see which heroine from our April books you’ll be matched up with.

The featured books are all of our April new releases: Night Fall by Nancy Mehl, A Patchwork Past by Leslie Gould, Winning the Gentleman by Kristi Ann Hunter, and All That Really Matters by Nicole Deese.

When you’re done, feel free to come back and share what character you matched with!

Quiz: What Type of Editor Should You Be?

It’s summertime on the blog, and that means it’s time for a fun quiz! I put this together using a deeply complex logarithm of word association and a battery of psychological tests.

Kidding. I made it up from what I know about what our editors do and enjoy. So take this as my disclaimer:

Is this firm career advice? Of course not. In fact, it is almost 100% likely that some members of BHP’s staff will take this quiz and get the wrong position.

But is it fun? We hope so, and you might even learn a thing or two about what goes on behind-the-scenes to get a polished novel into your hands.

September Bethany House Books: Take the Quiz!

I’m so excited about the stellar lineup of Bethany House books that released this month! There are several from publishing veterans, but we also have a debut novel, A Noble Masquerade, by Kristi Ann Hunter, which is always exciting for me.


To celebrate the release of these novels, we have a fun quiz for you! Find out whether you’re an Amish candy-maker, a conflicted noblewoman, a biblical mother, a determined knight, or a missing heiress. And be sure to let us (and your friends) know which character you ended up with!


And when you’re done, feel free to come back here and click on these titles to check out an excerpt from the book featuring “your” heroine: The Photograph, A Noble Masquerade, Bathsheba, Chivalrous, and The Lost Heiress.

Quiz: What Book Should Be On Your Gift List?

Here at Bethany House, we love to celebrate Christmas. Since we can’t invite you all to our decoration day (which is today…I’ll show you all pictures in a later post) or our annual Christmas potluck, I decided that we’d have to find other ways to invite our amazing readers to join in our celebration.

Gift Guide Quiz

We’ll start with a quiz that will help you find some great suggestions for what to put under the tree for someone on your list. (I took this quiz with a friend in mind, and one of the suggestions I got was a book I had already bought for her for her birthday, which she loved. So clearly it’s scientific and accurate.)

If you’re looking for a gift for someone else, take the quiz with that person in mind. If, say, you want to strongly hint to a family member about a gift that would be best with your name on the tag, answer as yourself. Because no one can have too many books, right?


A Christmas Story

One December NightNo, not the movie. Something better and even more exciting! Click here to read “One December Night,” Melissa Tagg’s Christmas short story, featuring a heroine who had me from the moment we learn that “she’d fallen for Gilbert Blythe the first time she read Anne of Green Gables at age nine.” (Anyone else out there?)

“One December Night” is an e-short companion to Melissa Tagg’s Here to Stay, which also has a few Christmas scenes (including the annual Whisper Shore snowball fight that I really wish I could make a tradition where I live). And the ebook is on sale for $1.99 from today until Sunday, December 7th!

Christmas Gift-Aways Round-Up

Many of our authors are providing contests and giveaways during this season, so I assembled all the links to make entering easier than hiding presents from your inquisitive oldest child. Most don’t require anything more complicated than signing up for a newsletter or commenting on a blog post. Enjoy!

Anne Mateer will wrap and send a fun gift package to a recipient of your choosing if you win this giveaway.

On the Suspense Sisters blog, Nancy Mehl is sharing a Christmas memory and giving away a copy of Gathering Shadows.

“Give the Gift of Books” and enter Jody Hedlund’s giveaway.

You could win a Kindle courtesy of Kate Breslin by signing up for her newsletter.

Regina Jennings and four other author friends are writing lovely holiday letters from their protagonists and giving you a chance to enter to win a fresh evergreen wreath.


Now, a question for you, readers: what is your favorite holiday song or carol? (I might feature it in a future Bethany House Christmas post!)

Quiz: September Bethany House Books

Welcome to September! This month, just for fun, see which main character from our new releases you relate to the best.

September quiz

Your choices? Characters from The River by Beverly Lewis, Playing by Heart by Anne Mateer,  Tried and True by Mary Connealy, and A Bride in Store by Melissa Jagears. (Click on the title to find out more about the books, either before or after you figure out which heroine is most like you.)

When you’re done, be sure to let us know whether our quiz guessed your personality accurately. Happy reading!


Quiz: May Bethany House Books

May is finally here, readers! And that means we have some great new books to announce.

Given that I usually try to do something fun besides just telling you the plot of each book, I’ve made up a quiz for the heroines of our three romantic suspense and three contemporary romances.


See who you have the most in common with…


Until I Found You

Kate Darby from Until I Found You

Nick Sheridan has made a vow: no dating for a year. And he’s keeping it just fine—until Kate Darby turns his world upside down.

Gina Gray from Undetected

Researcher Gina Gray is on the verge of a breakthrough in sonar technology, and what she’s told Navy Commander Mark Bishop is only the beginning…

Meant to be Mine

Celia Park from Meant to Be Mine

When bull rider Ty Porter comes face to face with the one woman he could never forget, can he convince her he’s finally ready for love?

Gathering Shadows

Wynter Evans from Gathering Shadows

Wynter Evans came to the town of Sanctuary looking for answers. Can handsome mayor Reuben King help her discover the truth about her brother’s disappearance?

Kayden McKenna from Silenced

After Kayden McKenna discovers the body of a fellow climber, she and Jake Westin team up to investigate the death—provoking threats on her entire family.

Here to Stay

Autumn Kingsley from Here to Stay

Whisper Shore will never be the same once Blake and Autumn join forces to revitalize tourism—but will that be enough to convince Autumn to stay?

 What are you waiting for? Give it a try! And be sure to share this with your fiction-loving friends and let us know what result you got!


Tracie Peterson’s 100th Book Party: Quiz!

Have you seen those personality quizzes that are shared all over Facebook? Well, here is the Christian fiction version, part of the celebration of Tracie Peterson’s 100th book, A Sensible Arrangement!

Tracie Party!

Of course, we couldn’t include all of Tracie Peterson’s characters. With 100 books, it would just be ridiculous. You’d be taking the quiz for hours! (If you’ve missed the other fun things we’ve been doing this week to celebrate Tracie’s 100th book, check out the virtual card and fun recipes.)

This quiz covers the heroine of A Sensible Arrangement, as well as the leading ladies in the two other series this book has connections with: STRIKING A MATCH and LAND OF THE LONE STAR.

Find out if you are….


Hannah from Chasing the Sun?


Laura from Touching the Sky?


Carissa from Taming the Wind?


Deborah from the STRIKING A MATCH series?

A Sensible Arrangement

Marty from A Sensible Arrangement?

Moment in Time

Alice from A Moment in Time? (And A Sensible Arrangement)

Take the quiz to find out!


Just for fun, tell us which result you got in the comments section of the blog. I’d love to see how many fictional heroines we have out there!