Tyndale Fiction- What’s Happening Wednesday? Cozy Up to Fall Edition

Afternoon, readers! Here at Tyndale, we’re watching the colors of the leaves change and adding scarves and jackets to our daily attire, and thinking comforting thoughts. Oftentimes when change is around us, it is instinctual to reach for something familiar. And there is something soothing about a classic novel or favorite film, a well-worn book cover or a nearly memorized movie script that carries with it memories of past times. Below, hear from the Tyndale fiction gals on what comforting book, movie, and drink they’ll be cozying up with as we find ourselves thrust out of summer and spiraling headfirst into the fall season. Share your comfort book, movie, and drink below!


I would curl up and read:

Wings of Glass by Gina Holmes

“I hate to wish bad things on you, Son, but I hope you get the privilege someday of having no one to lean on but God. It changes a person. It sure changed me.”

I would snuggle under a blanket and watch:

Hope Floats . . . Love, just love Bernice
“I just don’t want to be known as Bernice Matisse!”

I would warm up and drink:

Peppermint tea


I would curl up and read:

Heart of the Country by Rene Gutteridge

“Not until I was driving to North Carolina, in the quietness of the car, did my soul do more than just glance upward. It stared, hard, into the still, silent vastness where we all hope God dwells.”

I would snuggle under a blanket and watch:

The film on which the book is based, Heart of the Country, starring country music star Jana Kramer.

Will a marriage survive betrayal when there is nowhere to run but home?

I would warm up and drink:

Hot chai tea

I would curl up and read:

Born of Persuasion by Jessica Dotta

“Inwardly, a rush of emotions threatened to unmake me, like a brook gurgling to be free beneath its sheet of winter ice.”

I would snuggle under a blanket and watch:

Little Women

“He’s dull as powder, Meg. Can’t you at least marry someone amusing?”

I would warm up and drink:

Good ole hot chocolate with marshmallows

I would curl up and read:

Take a Chance on Me by Susan May Warren (first in the Christiansen Family series)

“It’s an awe-filled, wonderful, terrifying act to have a child, for you suddenly wear your heart on the outside of your body. You risk a little more each day as he wanders from your arms into the world.”

I would snuggle under a blanket and watch:

Singin’ in the Rain

Lina: Oh, Donny! You couldn’t kiss me like that and not mean it just a teensy bit!

Don Lockwood: Meet the greatest actor in the world! I’d rather kiss a tarantula.

Lina: You don’t mean that.

Don Lockwood: I don’t—Hey, Joe, get me a tarantula.

I would warm up and drink:

Hazelnut coffee (extra sugar, please)

I would curl up and read:

Frame 232 (a novel about the JFK assassination) by Wil Mara

“The time had come, she decided, to rid herself of this burden, to take the steps necessary to put the matter to rest once and for all. And the first step, she knew—against every instinct and desire—was to watch that film.”

I would snuggle under a blanket and watch:

Dan in Real Life

“You are a murderer of love!”

I would warm up and drink:

Pumpkin spice latte

I would curl up and read:

Tattler’s Branch by Jan Watson

“Lilly knew well the snare of being a caregiver. . . . The study of disease, its causes and cures, was her first love, but duty had called, and she came to Skip Rock and then couldn’t leave.”

I would snuggle under a blanket and watch:

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

“You know, the root of the word Miller is a Greek word. Miller come from the Greek word milo, which is mean apple, so there you go. As many of you know, our name, Portokalos, is come from the Greek word portokali, which mean orange. So, okay? Here tonight, we have, ah, apple and orange. We all different, but in the end, we all fruit.”

I would warm up and drink:

Hot chocolate with marshmallows!


What about you? What book do you gravitate toward as the long days of summer sun dwindle and the wind picks up? Share your go-to book, movie, and drink in the comments!


Shaina Turner

Shaina Turner

Shaina is the Fiction team's newest addition. In her role as Acquisitions Assistant, she helps facilitate the release of novels, provides feedback to authors on best practices for social media, along with maintaining Tyndale Fiction's Twitter, @Crazy4Fiction. Shaina enjoys reading, both recreationally and the many proposals that come through, and loves to visit the towns she reads about in novels.