Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Books I'm looking forward to in the REST of 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly theme hosted by The Broke & The Bookish

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday! This week, is very similar to a TTT that was done back in December where the topic was the most anticipated reads for the year. You can find that post here. Let me apologize for the covers in that post. They don't seem to be working right now.

Anyway, this week I am focusing on books that are releasing from June to December of this year, and have not already made the other list.

1. One More Wish by Robin Jones Gunn - In this third volume of the Christy & Todd: The Married Years, Christy is celebrating her 26th birthday. She begins to long for a baby of her own. Especially as her closest friends announce that they are expecting. And as she and Todd figure things out, they both learn God's timing is flawless.

I've grown up on the Christy Books. I ADORE them. And if I've not mentioned it before, Robin is my all-time FAVORITE author! I'll be pre-ordering this soon. Releases August 15, 2015.




2. Luther & Katharina by Jody Hedlund - In a slightly different vein than her usual historical romances, Jody tells the love story of Martin Luther and his wife Katharina von Bora. I don't know much about this book other than what is on her website, but I KNOW it's one I'm looking forward too.

Releases October 6, 2015

Jody's website

3. Chivalrous by Dina L. Sleiman - This is book two in the Valiant Hearts Series. In it, Gwendolyn Barnes longs to be a knight like her brothers. However her parents view her as a nothing more than a means to a suitable marriage. But when she meets Allen of Ellsworth, she sees in him the type of man she could marry.

I really liked Allen in the first book, Dauntless. I'm so glad to see he is getting his own story. 

Releases September 8, 2015

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4. Fire & Ice by Mary Connealy - Book 3 in the delightful Wild at Heart series, this one tells Bailey's story. It has been hinted at from book one as to who she will end up with, so it'll be fun to see how her happily ever after unfolds.

Mary's books always make me giggle. This may be my favorite series of hers so far.

Releases October 6, 2015

Goodreads description


5. Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz - This is set in the days and months following the American Revolution. I don't know much more, but if it's anything like Laura's other books, I'm sure to love it!

Releases September 8, 2015

Goodreads description


6. Falling Like Snowflakes by Denise Hunter - Book one in a brand new series, this contemporary romance takes us to Summer Harbor, Maine. Eden Davis finds herself in the small town where she ends up helping Beau Callahan with the family Christmas tree farm in the busy season. But she's got secrets she's hiding and he's falling for her anyway.

After reading the Chapel Hill series pretty much backward, I'll be happy to start this one IN ORDER! Plus I'm hoping for a glimpse into Ryan and Abby's life since this book is about one of her cousins.

Releases September 8, 2015

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7. Counting on a Cowboy by Debra Clopton - This is the second book in the Four of Hearts Ranch Romance Series. In this one, Bo Monahan's world is turned upside down when the child he never knew about appears on his doorstep. Which now puts him in the market for a woman - not a wife. And Abby Knightly helps him figure out fatherhood.

If this one is anything like the first in the series, I'm sure to laugh. A LOT!

Releases August 11, 2015.

Goodreads description




8. Secrets She Kept by Cathy Gohlke - This one appears to be two stories entwined. One is set against the backdrop of Nazi Germany and the other is the modern counterpart. 

If it's anything like Cathy's other books, this one will be one that I will really enjoy.

Releases September 2015

Goodreads description






9. The Sea Keeper's Daughters by Lisa Wingate - Restaurant owner Whitney Monroe is desperate to save her business from a hostile takeover. The inheritance of a decaying Gilded Age hotel on North Carolina’s Outer Banks may provide just the ray of hope she needs. But things at The Excelsior are more complicated than they seem. Whitney’s estranged stepfather is entrenched on the third floor, and the downstairs tenants are determined to save the historic building. Searching through years of stored family heirlooms may be Whitney’s only hope of quick cash, but will the discovery of an old necklace and a depression-era love story change everything.

I discovered Lisa last summer with the Story Keeper. It was one of the best books I'd read last year. This one looks just as interesting.

Releases September 1, 2015

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10. Lady Maybe by Julie Klassen - One final cry…“God almighty, help us!” and suddenly her world shifted violently, until a blinding collision scattered her mind and shook her bones. Then, the pain. The freezing water. And as all sensation drifted away, a hand reached for hers, before all faded into darkness… Now she has awakened as though from some strange, suffocating dream in a warm and welcoming room she has never seen before, and tended to by kind, unfamiliar faces. But not all has been swept away. She recalls fragments of the accident. She remembers a baby. And a ring on her finger reminds her of a lie. But most of all, there is a secret. And in this house of strangers she can trust no one but herself to keep it.

I thought that Julie's last book, Secret of Pembrooke Park, was by far her best book so far. This one is intriguing me. 

Releases July 7, 2015

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So those are the books I'm most looking forward to the rest of the year. I'm sure I managed to miss a few. 

What ones are you looking forward to?

7 comments:

  1. Hi! I hadn't heard about the one by Cathy Gohlke yet! Now I'm excited for that one! I love this list, I need to put them on my to-read list. Have a great day!

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    1. I saw Cathy's on one of Rel's posts and it's been on my radar ever since!

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  2. I'm really looking forward to Mary Connealy, Julie Klassen, and Denise Hunter's books as well. I love these authors!

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    1. I know! Those three are three I'm really looking forward to as well.

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  3. Great list! I've not heard of any of these but I hope you enjoy them all when they're released.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  4. Oooh! I forgot about Jody's book. Definitely one I am anticipating! :D

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  5. Chivalrous, yes! That book promises to be amazing. As a King Arthur kind of re-telling, I cannot wait to discover the story there. Yay for Denise Hunter. Love her books. :)

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