Being an army brat,
as well as a missionary kid,
I could relate to the characters more...
Hi, my name is Hannah. I’ve
pretty much always been an avid reader.
I started reading adult fiction a while ago, but I really got into it
the fall of sixth grade. My family moved to Africa, and I was allowed
to bring only two footlockers on the plane. They couldn’t weigh more
than seventy pounds each, which meant a definite limit on my supply of
A day or so after I arrived in
Babati, Tanzania, I was hanging out
in a fellow missionary’s office when I saw some books on the shelf. I
investigated the titles and read the back covers. I decided that one of
the stories sounded interesting and asked to borrow it. Besides, that
would have to do because that’s all I had to read!
The book I picked up was The
Negotiator in the O’Malley Family Series
written by Dee Henderson. The missionaries had several other books
written by Dee Henderson, so I had the blessed privilege to read more.
I also read Uncommon Heroes and fell in love with
all of the
books in that series. Being an army brat, as well as a missionary kid,
I could relate to the characters more because the stories were about
Dee Henderson is an amazing
author and definitely has storytelling
talent, making it hard to put down her books. I think it’s great that
she’s using her talent for God. She is one of my favorite authors.
Reading her books helped give me a sense of direction in what I want do
with my life when I graduate from high school, which is still a couple
of years in the future.
When my family
returned to the States, I discovered public libraries everywhere, so I
was able to eventually finish the whole O’Malley Series,
including the prequel, Danger in the Shadows.
Even though I’ve read all those books, when I’m bored and can’t find
anything else to read, I’ll read one of the Dee’s books all over again.
In fact, I could stand to read them all a few hundred more times.
Why? Because I love books that
have an element of mystery in them
and a lot of suspense. And I can stand a little romance, too. Dee
Henderson does such a great job of weaving the two together, creating
an intriguing story. The balance between those two elements is always
So now that you know how I
discovered Christian fiction, and that
I’m a huge Dee Henderson fan, I definitely recommend her books to
anyone who wants to read a fantastic book.