Love and laughter have always been good medicine, but finding writers who provide the perfect dose of humor, romance and faith can be difficult. Try one of the following authors but be warned, symptoms after reading may include bellyaches, sore facial muscles and a silly grin!

Kimberly Stuart

According to Kimberly, if a good Christian girl can’t craft, knit, or scrapbook then writing a book is her only option! It has worked out well for Kimberly as this year saw the release of her fifth book, Operation Bonnet (David C Cook).

Jenny B Jones

Carol Award winner Jenny B Jones describes her writing this way, “I write Christian fiction with a few giggles, quite a bit of sass, and lots of crazy.” Jenny releases two novels in 2011, Save the Date (Thomas Nelson) and her standalone YA novel, There You’ll Find Me (Thomas Nelson).

Lorna Seilstad

Lorna Seilstad made a splash with her novel, Making Waves (Revell), combining history, romance and humor. The second book in her Lake Mawana series, A Great Catch (Revell) continues Lorna’s love affair with the lake, her father’s childhood home.

Michael Snyder

Michael Snyder’s writing has been described as inventive, fun, clever and unpredictable. Look for Michael’s character-driven novels, My Name is Russell Fink, Return Policy and his new release, A Stand-Up Guy (Zondervan), about an aspiring comedian who injects a little too much truth into his comedy act.

Tamara Leigh

Tamara Leigh infuses humor and spiritual truth in her contemporary romance novels. Her novels include Stealing Adda (NavPress), Splitting Harriet (Multnomah) and, more recently, her Southern Discomfort series (Multnomah).

Karen Witemeyer

A deacon’s wife with a master’s degree in psychology, Karen Witemeyer enjoys creating quirky characters. Her historical novels are filled with romance and wit in equal measure. Her latest release is To Win Her Heart (Bethany).

Erynn Mangum

Lauren Holbrook and Maya Davis are beloved characters from the pen of twenty-something author Erynn Mangum. As they look for love, hilarity ensues. Maya headlines Cool Beans, Latte Daze and Double Shot (NavPress). August sees the release of Erynn’s YA novel, Sketchy Behavior (Zondervan).

Sandra D. Bricker

Former publicist to daytime TV’s hottest stars, Sandra D. Bricker now spends her time writing laugh-out-loud love stories. Readers can look forward to the sequel to Always the Baker, Never the Bride with the release of Always the Wedding Planner, Never the Bride (Abingdon Press), this October.

Ray Blackston

Ray Blackston turned life into art when he sent his characters in Lost in Rooville (Revell) to the places he visited during his own trip to Australia. Flabbergasted (Revell), Par for the Course and Last Mango in Texas (Faith Words) all provide laughter and love to the final page.

Mary Connealy

Mixing comedy with cowboys, Mary Connealy is well-known for her Lassoed in Texas, Montana Marriages and Sophie’s Daughters series (Barbour). Look for her latest romantic comedy this August, Out of Control (Bethany).

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