Faith Blum

Five Fall Favorites: Indie Published



*rubs hands together* Okay, now for the best one yet… Oh, wait. I’ve already put my top five Indie books scattered among the other four days… Now what? I guess I’ll have to go with some other favorites. After all, I read so many Indie books, that I have WAY more than five. So here goes. As close to year order as possible. Meaning the one that isn’t contemporary fiction is stuck at the end and the others are randomly placed.

Her Imaginary Husband by Lia London

When I first saw this book, I wasn’t sure what to think. A teacher who pretended to have a husband. How weird is that? But when I finally read it, I found it to be really actually pretty cute and funny. If you want a clean, funny, non-romance to read, this is probably a good pick for you. Did I mention that Nikki’s not very good at lying?

Where Dandelions Grow by Lydia Howe

Dandelions. They are annoying weeds that pop up everywhere. But they bring such joy to a child’s heart when they lovingly pick a bouquet of flowers for Mommy and with growing excitement take the bouquet to her and receive an indulgent smile. But not all mother’s have that indulgent response. Not for the first bouquet nor for any that may or may not come later. Some children are told to reach higher than a simple weed and their enthusiasm for their dreams fade and die. This book tells such a story and brought me to tears more than once. Read the full review here.

Not Abandoned by MacKenzie Morganthal

I finished this book a few days ago. Talk about intense! This book is about human trafficking. It is a tricky topic to write, but MacKenzie did a great job with each tricky spot. Her book told the story in a way to be readable and still PG-13 (due to the topic, not the content). I look forward to reading her next book in the series. A full review of the book will be coming sometime next week.

Kate’s Innocence by Sarah Holman

A bomb in the college, the FBI getting involved, and being wrongly accused. Could her day get any worse? Kate is an average college girl who just wants to finish college. Then she’s accused of planting the bombs and all the evidence stacks up against her. Only one person seems to believe all her protestations and he will do whatever it takes to clear her name. But will he trust God to help? I loved this book a lot! And there’s a second book in the series now, too! You can read my review of this book here.

Red Rain by Aubrey Hansen

Now we jump ahead about a hundred years or so to the future. A future where Christians are in something similar to internment camps. Until Philadelphia and her father are suddenly called to go to Mars. This is a short book that only takes about an hour, maybe a little more, to read. It’s light science fiction meaning there isn’t much science you have to try to understand, but there is plenty of adventure.


We are also running a giveaway! In the basket is:

  • Signed copy of Dylan’s Story by Rebekah A. Morris
  • Signed copy of Dandelion Dust by Faith Potts
  • Signed copy of Kate’s Innocence by Sarah Holman
  • Signed copy of The Twin Arrows by Kate Willis
  • Signed copy of Journey to Love by Amanda Tero
  • Coffee Nut M & M’s
  • Packets of Apple Cider
  • Cute Fall Mug

2nd place winner (if we get 75 people entered) will be the winners choice of 3 kindle books (Choices from what’s in the basket to make things easier. Unless winner already has them.)

3nd place winner (if we get 100 people entered) will be 2 kindle books (Choices again will be from the books in the basket.)

You can enter the giveaway here:

38 thoughts on “Five Fall Favorites: Indie Published”

  1. I love “Kate’s Innocence” and was delighted we could offer a signed copy in our giveaway! 😀 And I enjoyed “Where Dandelions Grow.” The other books I haven’t heard of or read.

  2. And thank you so much for being a part of this Five Fall Favorites party! I’ve enjoyed getting to read about your Top 5 books. There are so many good ones out there that I need to read! 🙂

  3. I’ve read Where Dandelions Grow, and those last three are my TBR list! “Her Imaginary Husband” looks cute. 😉

  4. I’ve yet to read any of these, though I hope to soon as they come highly recommended … and I learned about a few new ones, too. 🙂 I feel like listing my favorite Indie reads would be, um, somewhat redundant. 😉

  5. At the beginning of this year I hadn’t read any of these. I just read Red Rain and Kate’s Innocence this summer and enjoyed them. It was refreshing to dip into two genres I never read and enjoy a taste of something different in a squeaky clean Christian form.

  6. Olivia Bell (aka Livy)

    Oh, “Not Abandoned”!!! EEK! I love that book! That’s my other top favorite alongside “Worth it All: Running the Race of a Lifetime” by her sister Isabella Morganthal! That book is life changing and a must read! 😀

  7. Yay for “Not Abandoned”! I love that book. 🙂 And “Kate’s Innocence” is a good one too – I haven’t read the others though…need to do that!

  8. Great list, Faith! I’ve read Red Rain, but not they others. They sound good!

    So. Many. Book. Added. To. TBR. XD

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