Among the bestsellers in Christian Fiction this month are three books by Beverly Lewis. The Revelation, the last book in five book romantic series on an Amish family in Lancaster County, Penn, tops the list. Her two other books in the top ten are also set in Lancaster County: The Shunning (first in the Heritage of Lancaster County Series) and The Covenant (first in the Abrams Daughters series). Apparently, B. Lewis has a strong audience these light romances, because her books have sold a few million.
Frank Peretti’s Monster is second place, a story of wooly beasts and a kidnapping. Publishers Weekly notes 400,000 copies produced in the first printing. Karen Kingsbury’s name sticks out on the list with five books in the top 20, though none in the top ten. Are there bonuses for volume like this? Of course, the question remains just how many books where sold by each of these titles. Did The Revelation sell ten more than Monster? Do the numbers sharply decline anywhere on the list, say between spots 5 and 6 the number of books sold drops 800? I ask, but I get no answers. I am but a humble bloggers typing in the wasteland.