My husband and I recently took a road trip around Lake Michigan. While we traveled, I took a break from writing, but not from books!
One thing I was sure to pack was a copy of Liz Johnson’s latest release, Summer in the Spotlight. I thought that pretty cover would be a perfect match to some of the scenery we’d be enjoying on our trip, and I wasn’t wrong. In fact, during our first stop, in Door County, Wisconsin, I even found a square lighthouse like what’s on the cover.
From there, we traveled south through Michigan, stopping at places like Petosky and South Haven. As I posted pictures, I heard from readers and writers how popular the western shore of Michigan is as a setting for a story. It’s easy to see why.
We did venture away from the shore far enough to visit Grand Rapids, where Baker Book House is located.
If you’re not familiar with Baker Book House, it’s a Christian bookstore in Michigan. They often offer discounts and free shipping on pre-orders, so recently I’ve been placing most of my preorders with them. They also have the largest used Christian book department in the US! Since I was there in person, I got to browse those shelves.
They were arranged alphabetically, so I checked for some of my favorite authors, such as TI Lowe, Becky Wade, Susan May Warren, and others. Unfortunately, I struck out in the used book section, but not to worry! There was a whole store to explore.
I found a nice little stack in the main part of the bookstore.
My book haul included:
The Edge of Belonging by Amanda Cox (I’ve already read this one and recommend it!)
Indigo Isle by TI Lowe (I love her work!)
All That Really Matters by Nicole Deese (I’ve heard so many great things that I needed to try this for myself.)
A Midnight Dance by Joanna Politano (I so enjoyed Lady Jane Disappears that I scooped this one up too.)
On the last day of our trip, we had a beach day where I got to play around with taking some pictures and then settled in to read.
Which book would you have chosen to dive into? Do you have any favorite stories set on Lake Michigan?