"A redemptive story that shows how God uses ordinary, broken people to accomplish His purposes."
— Dr. Wess Stafford, President and CEO, Compassion International

"Fabry, who writes for children and adults, will certainly delight his ever enlarging fan base with this mesmerizing tale about a man whose gifts are clear to anyone interested in seeing past his obvious outer limitations. Billy Allman, gifted intellectually and especially skilled at playing the mandolin, lives his life as an offering to his divine creator. Billy epitomizes humility as he quietly works to build his own radio station with limited resources and against tremendous spiritual opposition. Day by day, year after year, Billy stays the course despite significant losses that follow him through life. Fabry’s story will surprise readers in the best possible way; plot twists unfold and unexpected character transformations occur throughout this tender story of a single gentle soul who chooses to live by faith despite hardship, failure, and disappointment."
Publishers Weekly

"If the sound of a mandolin being tuned, the smell of sausage sizzling, and the sight of a sunset over the Blue Ridge Mountains make your heart sing, you owe it to yourself to experience Christy Award-winner Chris Fabry’s novels! Unflinchingly realistic yet ultimately hopeful—and sprinkled with otherworldy insights reminiscent of Screwtape—his latest lyrical West Virginia tale is rich with unforgettable characters and shot through with redemption. A winner!"
— Christine, Fiction Editor, Christian Book Distributors

"The book is a wonderfully entertaining, inspiring, emotional rollercoaster that leaves a haunting tune long after the cover is closed."
— Sharon Mager, BaptistLife, Baptist Convention of Maryland and Delaware

"Almost Heaven by Chris Fabry is an incredibly moving story of redemption and the power of love. Billy Allman goes through some painful times in his life and you just can’t help but love him! It’s interesting to read the thoughts of Billy’s guardian angel as you begin to see how the troubles in Billy’s life fit in with God’s master plan."
— Susan Choy Lee, Five Star Books and More by the Reading Mom

What Readers Are Saying . . .

  • "In this suspense-filled drama, Fabry covers hot topics involving illegal immigration policies, drug running between borders, and the cost of being involved with the mob. . . . Readers will be immersed in the lives of Maria and J. D."

    ROMANTIC TIMES, 4-Star Review of Borders of the Heart

  • "[In this] soul-searching novel of faith, friendship, and promises, Chris Fabry invigorates the small-town lives of three teens in 1970s West Virginia with his exquisite, lyrical writing. . . . A literary delight . . . this novel is worthy of a standing ovation."

    SHELF AWARENESS on The Promise of Jesse Woods

  • "Fabry's [The Promise of Jesse Woods] could have been too heavy due to the subject matter and the tumultuousness of the time period, but his superior writing skills make it more of a nostalgic, sweet tale. . . . This is a fast-paced read with many endearing characters."

    ROMANTIC TIMES, 4-Star Review

  • "A mesmerizing tale . . . [Almost Heaven] will surprise readers in the best possible way; plot twists unfold and unexpected character transformations occur throughout this tender story."


  • "Every Waking Moment has depth and beauty. I really don't think I could say enough good things about this novel. It's thrilling. It's poignant. It's touching. It's deep. It's beautiful. And it should be read."


  • "[June Bug] is a stunning success, and readers will find themselves responding with enthusiastic inner applause."


  • "Engrossing and entertaining . . . [an] unforgettable tale."

    ROMANTIC TIMES on June Bug

  • "[Every Waking Moment] has authentic characters, a compelling narrative, and a complex exploration of the brokenness and hope of human life."

    Susannah Clements, department chair of literature, Regent University

  • "Under a Cloudless Sky captivated me from page one. I cared immediately what happened to Ruby and Bean, and the stakes kept rising as tidbits of history were revealed, unraveling the mystery that held Ruby captive. A terrific reading experience!"

    Francine Rivers, New York Times bestselling author

  • "Fabry has written a nail-biter with plenty of twists and turns to keep readers riveted."

    LIBRARY JOURNAL on Not in the Heart