Tuesday, January 1, 2019

2018 Reviewer Favorites Part One!

We didn't want to be left out of the 'year end list' fun, but this might be the hardest task reviewers face! 
*Not all lists are limited to 2018 releases (Seriously...who do you know that only reads from the current year?)

1. The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham 
2. Where Hope Begins by Catherine West 
3. Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof 
4. The Hidden Side by Heidi Chiavaroli 
5. Dani Pettrey’s entire Chesapeake Valor series
6. Beneath the Surface by Lynn Blackburn 

1. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
2. The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck
3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
4. Lady of A Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd
5. The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright
6. A Most Noble Heir by Susan Anne Mason
7. Warrior by Linda K. Rodante
8. Mind Games by Nancy Mehl
9. The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep
10. Woman of Courage by Wanda Brunstetter

(Whew, that was almost impossible!! Books had to REALLY stand out for me to pick them, and I've read well over 100 this past year!)

1. Across the Blue- Carrie Turansky.
2. An Hour Unspent/A Song Unheard- Roseanna White
3. The Captured Bride- Michelle Griep
4. The House on Foster Hill/ The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond- Jaime Jo Wright
5. Holly Jolly Christmas- C.C. Crystal Craig Warrens.
6. Lady of a Thousand Treasures- Sandra Byrd
7. Lady Jayne Disappears- Joanna Politano
8. Melody of the Soul- Liz Tolsma
9. Mind Games- Nancy Mehl
10. The Plum Blooms in Winter- Linda Thompson
11. River to Redemption- Ann H Gabhart
12. Road to Magnolia Glen- Pam Hillman
13. The Sea Before Us- Sarah Sundin

*Top Twelve Favorite Series in Alphabetical Order by Author 
1. Tamera Alexander- Belmont Mansion 
2. Julianna Deering- Drew Farthering 
3. Dee Henderson- O’Malley’s
4. Kristi Ann Hunter- Hawthorne House
5. Pam Hillman- Natchez Trace
6. Carolyn Miller- Regency Brides
7. Dani Pettery- Chesapeake Valor
8.Sarah Sundin- Normandy
9. Brock and Bode Thoene- Zion Chronicles 
10. C.C.Warrens- Holly Cross
11. Roseanna White- Shadows Over England
12. Barbour Publishing- Mayflower Brides 

More lists are coming up next week on January 9th 2019
(Don't forget that new number!)

Do you think you could pick a favorite book of the year? or even a top ten?


  1. I'll have to say that I tend to be way behind and most of my fiction reading is audiobook. Nor do I limit myself to Christian fiction, as I prefer mysteries overall. My TBR pile is frightening --just like yours!
    SERIOUS reviewers can look at a list of what they've read. I just have to try and remember. Those that come to mind are: The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof, Take a Chance on Me by Susan Mae Warren, The Innkeeper's Daughter by Michele Griep, Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict, Lady Maybe by Julie Klassen, the Traitor's wife by Allison Pataki.
    I've enjoyed far too many mysteries on my way to and from work each day to ever recall but I continue to enjoy Anne Perry, Louise Penny, Deanna Rayburn, and listened to a lot of westerns this past year.
    Who knows what's coming in 2019 but I'm way behind on Laura Frantz (I read those to reward myself for completing a novel) and I need to catch up on the Mayflower Brides as I've only read one!

    You'll notice that many of the books on the reviewer's lists are on more than one. That should be a good recommendation, don't you think?

  2. I love book lists! Just posted my top 12 yesterday. So hard to narrow it down!! <3 I always end up with an Honorable Mentions list and more....XD

    1. Yes, I know! The reviewer gals groaned when I asked them. I could never do it! I saw your list and it's great! thanks so much Raechel!

  3. Thanks for including Drew! And thanks for reminding me I need to catch up on my reading and everything else. Thanks to all you reviewers for what you do. Happy 2019!

  4. Trixi, thank you so much for including The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck! I’m just totally in awe of all of you, and all you bring to the CF community. Thank you!

    1. Thanks for stopping in! And giving our incredible reviewers their much-deserved praise. Authors are in debt to faithful reviewers! We're so pleased with the success of your book! Bravo!


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