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Publication Order of Saga of the Sierras Books

The Man from Shadow Ridge (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Riders of the Silver Rim (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gold Rush Prodigal (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cannons of the Comstock (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shooting Star (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flames on the Barbary Coast (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sequoia Scout (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year of the Grizzly (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Saga of the Sierras Books

The Man from Shadow Ridge(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Riders of the Silver Rim(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gold Rush Prodigal(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sequoia Scout(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cannons of the Comstock(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year of the Grizzly(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shooting Star(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flames on the Barbary Coast(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Shiloh Legacy Books

In My Father's House (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Thousand Shall Fall (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Say to This Mountain (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Galway Chronicles Books

Only the River Runs Free (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Of Men and of Angels (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ashes of Remembrance (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
All Rivers to the Sea (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Wayward Wind Books

Winds of Promise (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Gather the Wind (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winds of the Cumberland (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Zion Chronicles Books

The Gates of Zion (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Daughter of Zion (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Return to Zion (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Light in Zion (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Key to Zion (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Zion Legacy Books

Jerusalem Vigil (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thunder from Jerusalem (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jerusalem's Heart (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jerusalem Scrolls (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stones of Jerusalem (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jerusalem's Hope (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of A.D. Chronicles Books

Publication Order of Zion Covenant Books

Vienna Prelude (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prague Counterpoint (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Munich Signature (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jerusalem Interlude (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danzig Passage (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warsaw Requiem (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
London Refrain (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paris Encore (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dunkirk Crescendo (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Zion Diaries Books

The Gathering Storm (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Against the Wind (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Jerusalem Chronicles Books

When Jesus Wept (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Take This Cup (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Behold the Man (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Legends of the West Books

Legends of the West: Volume One (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legends of the West: Volume Two (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legends of the West: Volume Three (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legends of the West: Volume Four (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Twilight of Courage (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shiloh Autumn (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Icon (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Farthest Star (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Little Books of Why? Books

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Protecting Your Income and Your Family's Future (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writer to Writer (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Love Finds You Books

Love Finds You in Miracle, Kentucky (By: Andrea Boeshaar) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finding Love In Last Chance, California / Love Finds You in Last Chance, California (By: Miralee Ferrell) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Snowball, Arkansas (By: Sandra Bricker) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Romeo, Colorado (By: Gwen Ford Faulkenberry) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Valentine, Nebraska (By: Irene Brand) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Revenge, Ohio / Sweet Revenge (By: Lisa Harris) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Treasure Island Florida (By: Debby Mayne) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Holiday, Florida (By: Sandra Bricker) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Humble, Texas (By: Anita Higman) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Paradise, Pennsylvania (By: Loree Lough) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in North Pole, Alaska (By: Loree Lough) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Maiden, North Carolina (By: Tamela Hancock Murray) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Charm, Ohio (By: Annalisa Daughety) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Sisters, Oregon (By: Melody Carlson) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Bethlehem, New Hampshire (By: Lauralee Bliss) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana (By: Tricia Goyer) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Hope Kansas (By: Pamela Griffin) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Lahaina, Hawaii (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Hershey, Pennsylvania (By: Cerella D. Sechrist) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You In Sun Valley Idaho (By: Angela Ruth Strong) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington (By: Tricia Goyer) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Pendleton, Oregon (By: Melody Carlson) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico (By: Lena Dooley) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Calico, California (By: Elizabeth Ludwig) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio (By: Serena B. Miller) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Deadwood, South Dakota (By: Tracey Cross) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe (By: Irene Brand,Anita Higman) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Carmel-By-The-Sea, California (By: Sandra Bricker) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Silver City, Idaho (By: Janelle Mowery) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Camelot Tennessee (By: Janice Hanna) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Branson, Missouri (By: Gwen Ford Faulkenberry) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Fnds You in Annapolis, Maryland / A Heart's Revolution (By: Roseanna M White) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Amana, Iowa / The Society (By: Melanie Dobson) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Folly Beach, South Carolina (By: Loree Lough) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Sunset Beach, Hawaii / A Kiss At Sunset Beach (By: Robin Jones Gunn) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finding Love in Tombstone Arizona / Love Finds You in Tombstone, Arizona (By: Miralee Ferrell) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Martha\'s Vineyard, Massachusetts (By: Melody Carlson) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island, Canada (By: Susan Page Davis) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Lancaster County Pennsylvania (By: Annalisa Daughety) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Sunflower, Kansas (By: Pamela Tracy) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Wildrose, North Dakota (By: Tracey Bateman,Tracey Cross) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in New Orleans, Louisiana (By: Christa Allan) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You at Home for Christmas (By: Annalisa Daughety) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska (By: Tricia Goyer) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin (By: Pamela S. Meyers) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Frost, Minnesota (By: Judy Baer) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa / The Stranger (By: Melanie Dobson) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Bodie Thoene is a renowned American historical fiction and Christian fiction author and screenwriter who has sold millions of books. Other writers have translated her books into 20 different languages. Thoene is a member of WGA and film independent. She is a co-writer and co-executive producer of major films including, Am not Ashamed, The Rachel Joy Scott Story and others. She also worked as a screenwriter in John Wayne’s production company.
The author has written articles which appear in U.S News and World Report, the Saturday Evening Post and others. Bodie has a PhD in creative writing and a degree in journalism and communications. She writes with her husband Brock, and eight of their books won gold medallion awards. The couple works as a team Brock being the researcher and the consultant and Bodie as the co-author.

Vienna Prelude

Vienna Prelude is the first book in the Zion Covenant series narrated at a time before the Second World War. Most of us know how evil and wicked Hitler was and this book explains his evil doings. The author begins by giving us the backstory and the background of the book. The story is set in Vienna a place known for its people’s love for music and culture and the Jewish population during Hitler’s rise of power. His army breaks the Versailles treaty in 1918, rearms and ends up occupying Rhineland making it Germany’s land.

The breach of the contract is to get a strong response from France, Italy, and England. When they fail to respond it shows that they have invited Hitler to rule all Germans which includes Austria which wanted to be independent. His only fear was the step the League of Nations would take and during that time he was making a deal with the Jewish. The German Jews were escaping from Germany to countries which they thought as safer and far from Hitler’s reach. All the nations were warned and given the Hitler copy published in two volumes about the upcoming fear in Europe and specifically on the Jews.

The story shows what Jewish families experienced while fleeing from Germany. It is a story of much courage of people stepping up and assisting the innocent to escape torture, imprisonment, and death. Vienna Prelude shows the horrors of NAZI when controlled by Germany and also shows how man is inhuman to his fellow man. It points out how Hitler showed his worst side and evil doings in all dimensions.

The main characters are Elisa Linder, the Jewish violinist and John Murphy, an American reporter. Linder and Murphy are both emotional and could not speak out their disappointments to each other during misunderstandings in their love life. Due to the changes in Europe, they face difficulties and are forced to make important decisions concerning themselves, their families and their jobs.

Elisa knows little about violin and the magic it uses her best friend, Leah. She ends up becoming part of the underground, and she risks her own life and the lives of her family and friends. While there she can give protection to the innocent children.

We learn that Elisa is a Jew, but her appearance gives her the chance to have a stage name. The name gives her an advantage of some safety when living within the growing power in Nazi, but now that she is staying in Vienna it means she is near violence that that is increasing in her adopted land of Austria. Murphy is alongside all political developments and can see writings on the wall.

Thoene does a good job mixing humor, good pacing, and use of irony, much tragedy and complex mix of perfect bitterness. The book leaves you with images and scenes that you might remember n your whole life after reading it. The author uses the real names of politicians at the time and gives information about the happenings and feeling in the European countries.

Prague Counterpoint

The second book in the Zion covenant series picks up from where the first book ended. The book begins on one dark day when Hitler orders his army to sweeps Austria destroying all its property. Murphy and Elisa arrive safely in her family in Prague leaving Leah and Shimon in Vienna. Although Elisa is at a reliable place at this time she is grieving over the land of Vienna. Swastika flags are seen waving from every window, and the Jewish shops are all demolished while the neighboring houses stand empty. The police arrest the Jews and others who attempt to defend them and end up killing others. Now Elisa does the work of going behind the lines to save friends who caught in the crushing grip of Hitler.

The story shows how five-year-old twin boys complicate things for Leah and Elisa. In this world where being different from others is good for punishment and now that Hitler’s plans are becoming more evident as days goes by. It is now time for every individual to decide which side they lie regardless of the consequences.

The book follows the story of Elisa’ escape from Austria an area he thought that could not face destruction. Elisa looks for a safe place not only for her family but also for the two young orphans who lost their father and are in danger of Third Reich and the same time trapped in the city the Nazi party are afraid of their story and begins looking for them desperately. Some of her friends are in difficulties, and no one can do anything against the orders of Hitler. Murphy shows up once again to not only support the truth but puts him in the front line to save his loved ones. He is now married to Elisa, and their romantic scenes are at times clumsy

The story is intense beautifully written with some lessons about a terrible time in history and politics. The author writes well that makes the reader gets caught up in the story. The twisting plot pulls the reader to the last page. Prague counterpoint brings tension and fears which makes the novel more captivating.

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