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Publication Order of Saga of the Sierras Books

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

Chronological Order of Saga of the Sierras Books

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

Publication Order of Shiloh Legacy Books

In My Father's House (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Thousand Shall Fall (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Say to This Mountain (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Galway Chronicles Books

Only the River Runs Free (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Of Men and of Angels (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ashes of Remembrance (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Rivers to the Sea (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wayward Wind Books

Winds of Promise (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Gather the Wind (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winds of the Cumberland (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Zion Chronicles Books

The Gates of Zion (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Daughter of Zion (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Return to Zion (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Light in Zion (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Key to Zion (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Zion Legacy Books

Jerusalem Vigil (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thunder from Jerusalem (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jerusalem's Heart (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jerusalem Scrolls (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stones of Jerusalem (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jerusalem's Hope (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of A.D. Chronicles Books

First Light (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Second Touch (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Third Watch (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fourth Dawn (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fifth Seal (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sixth Covenant (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seventh Day (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eighth Shepherd (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ninth Witness (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tenth Stone (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eleventh Guest (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twelfth Prophecy (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Zion Covenant Books

Vienna Prelude (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prague Counterpoint (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Munich Signature (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jerusalem Interlude (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danzig Passage (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warsaw Requiem (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
London Refrain (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paris Encore (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dunkirk Crescendo (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Zion Diaries Books

The Gathering Storm (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Against the Wind (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Jerusalem Chronicles Books

When Jesus Wept (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Take This Cup (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Behold the Man (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Legends of the West Books

Legends of the West: Volume One (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legends of the West: Volume Two (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legends of the West: Volume Three (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legends of the West: Volume Four (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Twilight of Courage (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shiloh Autumn (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Lahaina, Hawaii (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Icon (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond the Farthest Star (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Little Books of Why? Books

Why a Manger? (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Why a Crown? (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Why a Shepherd? (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Why a Star? (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Protecting Your Income and Your Family's Future (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Writer to Writer (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Love Finds You Books

Love Finds You in Romeo, Colorado (By: ) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Miracle, Kentucky (By: Andrea Boeshaar) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Snowball, Arkansas (By: Sandra Bricker) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Valentine, Nebraska (By: Irene Brand) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Humble, Texas (By: Anita Higman) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Revenge, Ohio / Sweet Revenge (By: Lisa Harris) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Treasure Island Florida (By: Debby Mayne) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Holiday, Florida (By: Sandra Bricker) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Paradise, Pennsylvania (By: Loree Lough) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in North Pole, Alaska (By: Loree Lough) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Maiden, North Carolina (By: ) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Charm, Ohio (By: ) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Sisters, Oregon (By: Melody Carlson) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Bethlehem, New Hampshire (By: ) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana (By: Tricia Goyer) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Hope Kansas (By: Pamela Griffin) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon (By: Miralee Ferrell) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Hershey, Pennsylvania (By: ) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Lahaina, Hawaii (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You In Sun Valley Idaho (By: ) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington (By: Tricia Goyer) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Pendleton, Oregon (By: Melody Carlson) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico (By: Lena Dooley) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Calico, California (By: Elizabeth Ludwig) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Deadwood, South Dakota (By: Tracey Cross) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe (By: Irene Brand,Anita Higman) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Carmel-By-The-Sea, California (By: Sandra Bricker) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Silver City, Idaho (By: Janelle Mowery) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Camelot Tennessee (By: Janice Hanna) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Branson, Missouri (By: ) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Sunset Beach, Hawaii / A Kiss At Sunset Beach (By: Robin Jones Gunn) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Fnds You in Annapolis, Maryland / A Heart's Revolution (By: ) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Amana, Iowa / The Society (By: Melanie Dobson) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Folly Beach, South Carolina (By: Loree Lough) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Martha\'s Vineyard, Massachusetts (By: Melody Carlson) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island, Canada (By: Susan Page Davis) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Lancaster County Pennsylvania (By: ) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Sunflower, Kansas (By: ) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Wildrose, North Dakota (By: Tracey Bateman,Tracey Cross) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in New Orleans, Louisiana (By: Christa Allan) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You at Home for Christmas (By: ) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska (By: Tricia Goyer) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Surprised By Love in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin (By: ) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Frost, Minnesota (By: ) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa / The Stranger (By: Melanie Dobson) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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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