What a response to my request for more good authors to read! Thank you all for your suggestions. I took a little time yesterday to look on my library's online catalogue to see if they had any of the authors you mentioned, and they do have some of them, although only a handful of their books. Christian fiction is not as available in the library here as it was down south! ;)
Here's a list of the authors you all suggested:
Jamie Langston Turner
Carol Gift Page
Brock and Bodie Thoene
Another author that was recommended as good, but not necessarily a Christian author, is Laura Childs.
I think that gives me plenty to choose from! And do you know what? As I was looking over my bookshelves, I came across some books by some of these very authors that I didn't even realize I had! How goofy am I? LOL