The Christian Book Lover’s Retreat brought together around 150 writers and fans in Charlotte, North Carolina. The three-day event was organized by Vanessa Miller, who has written about 35 Christian-themed books of her own and described the gathering as “a place for faith, fun and fellowship, and a whole lot of books.” She added: “All of us, our schedules are so busy, there is so much that we have to do, sometimes we need to take time to ourselves.”