Those looking for light summer reading by Christian authors might be attracted to two news books, Michael Morris's A Place Called Wiregrass and Cape Light by Thomas Kinkade. Mr. Morris writes a fine first novel similar in some ways to the Mitford books by Jan Karon. Like Karon, the novel has a sense of place, a small town in Florida called Wiregrass. But Mr. Morris's Wiregrass is grittier than Mitford, where sin's hard edges have been worn off. Erma Lee Jacobs is a blue-collar woman who runs away from her abusive husband and seeks refuge in Wiregrass. There she meets and begins working for Miss Claudia, an elderly woman with secrets in her past and a faith in Christ that she imparts to her younger, wounded friend. Cape Light, on the other hand, is formula fiction that may amuse but won't satisfy. It's a typical romance novel set in a small New England town featured in one of Thomas Kinkade's paintings. It tries to be like Mitford, but it comes across as a Mitford clone that's off at the core. The book's vague spirituality doesn't help.