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For Immediate Release: December 13, 2005
Contact: Dave Bartlett, Harvest House Publishers
AUTHORS MAKE TOP TEN LIST - WE CHECKED IT -- TWICE
Eugene, Oregon -- December 12, 2005 -- Two Harvest House authors not only made it onto Santa's "nice" list, they ended up on another -- Booklist's Top Ten Christian Novels of the Year.
A Window to the World by Susan Meissner and Forgiving Solomon Long by Chris Well, both made the Top Ten Christian Novels list from Booklist magazine, published by the American Library Association. The list was selected from all Christian novels released between October 2004 and October 2005, and the authors couldn't be happier over their early
"I am still in a fog about the whole thing; grateful to God, but so completely surprised," says Susan Meissner. "Being recognized by the American Library Association means a great deal to me." A Window to the World is a contemporary novel about two girls-inseparable until one is abducted as the other watches helplessly. Years later, the mystery is solved-and the truth confirmed that God works all things together for good.
Meissner's newest book, In All Deep Places (January, 2006), has mystery writer Luke Foxbourne happily writing and living in a century-old manor house in Connecticut. But when his father has a stroke, Luke returns to his hometown and soon longs to rewrite his own story.
Author Chris Well was equally thrilled over the list announcement. "It is certainly a shocking and wonderful piece of news," he says. "This year as a first-time novelist has already been such a whirlwind -- but to be included by Booklist among such distinguished names as Philip Gulley and Melody Carlson and W. Dale Cramer is a greater honor than I could ever have expected."
Well's Forgiving Solomon Long is a page-turning suspense novel that sizzles with action -- a locomotive crime thriller that crackles with wit and unexpected heart -- and with a powerful message of forgiveness.
His next book, Deliver Us from Evelyn (March, 2006), is about heartless media/publishing mogul Evelyn Blake, who is inconvenienced when her billionaire husband disappears. On the chase are Kansas City detectives, revenge-focused Russian mobsters, and an on-the-skids con man. The bizarre situation soon leaves many of the players begging, Deliver Us from Evelyn!
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Harvest House Publishers is a family owned Christian publishing company and is among the top five Christian publishers. They publish more than 160 new books each year, and have a strong backlist offering more than 700 titles. Over 75 million Harvest House books have been sold worldwide in diverse distribution channels, and additional millions have sold worldwide in over 35 languages.