Thursday, December 31, 2020

"TOP TEN" or 20... 2020 Favorites of the Inkwell Inspiration Reviewers - Nicole Cook #GIVEAWAY

During this unprecedented year, I found myself frequently re-reading books from my favorite authors. Revisiting old friends through beloved books was a huge source of comfort for me during this stressful time, so I also included my favorite re-read of the year at the end of my top ten list.

When reflecting on all the books I read during 2020, my reasons for choosing my favorites remain the same as in previous years: wonderful characters who remain with me long after the final page, the ability to make me experience deep emotions, and powerful messages of hope and grace that draw me deeper to my faith. After reading many books each year, the connections I make with the characters and their ability to feel like “friends” to me are what I look for most in choosing my top ten list. Months later, I may not recall minor details of a specific storyline, but I will definitely remember the relationships of the characters and their ability to find a place in my reader’s heart.

Those of you familiar with my reviews know that I generally prefer a healthy dose of romance in my Christian fiction. My favorite genres are contemporary romance and romantic suspense, although I do have several favorite historical and women’s fiction authors as well. Hope you find some new favorite books to add to your TBR list this holiday season!

As a special gift to our Inkwell readers, we will be randomly selecting one winner to get their own brand-new paperback copy of one of the books from my top ten list (winner’s choice from my top ten list)! The only book not eligible is Unseen Enemy because, at this time, it is only available as a free eBook by signing up for the author’s newsletter list.

Nicole’s Top Ten Books of 2020 (In Alphabetical Order by Title):
Backlash by Rachel Dylan
The Crushing Depths by Dani Pettrey
The Edge of Belonging by Amanda Cox
A Gilded Lady by Elizabeth Camden
The Heart of a Hero by Susan May Warren
A Match Made at Christmas by Courtney Walsh
Pearl in the Sand – 10th Anniversary Edition by Tessa Afshar
The Price of Valor by Susan May Warren
Ready to Trust by Tina Radcliffe
Unseen Enemy by Lynn H. Blackburn

Favorite Re-Read of 2020:

Hidden Peril by Irene Hannon

Use the SEARCH THIS BLOG option to the right to find reviews for these books or any review by the Inkwell Inspirations reviewers! 
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"TOP TEN" or 20 - Favorites from 2020 with the Inkwell Inspirations Reviewers - Paula Shreckhise

All lists are alphabetical by author and all are 2020 releases.
Top 5 Debut novels.

Duffy, Kimberly- A Mosaic of Wings
Clark, Ashley- The Dress Shop on King Street
Cox, Amanda- The Edge of Belonging
McDaniel, Rachel- Above The Fold
Powner, Katie- The Sowing Season

Top 10 Suspense novels
Coble, Colleen- One Little Lie
Eason, Lynette- Acceptable Risk
Hannon, Irene- Point of Danger
Harris, Lisa- The Escape
McNear, Shannon- The Blue Cloak
Mehl, Nancy- Dead End
Threadgill, Tom- Collision of Lies
Stover, Sharee- Grave Christmas Secrets
Walters, Natalie- Silent Shadows
Warrens, C.C.- Imperfect Justice

Top 12 Historical novels
Barratt, Amanda- The White Rose Resists
Cobb, Rachelle Rae- Follow the Dawn
Dykes, Amanda- Set The Stars Alight
Griep, Michelle- The House at the End of the Moor
McDaniel, Rachel- The Red Canary
Politano, Joanna- The Love Note
Sproles, Cindy- What Momma Left Behind
Sundin, Sarah- The Land Beneath Us
Thompson, Linda- The Mulberry Leaf Whispers
White, Roseanna- On Wings of Devotion
White, Roseanna- Portrait of Loyalty
Wright, Jaime Jo- The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus 
Many of these stories have been reviewed on the Inkwell Inspirations blog by our reviewers, including, of course, Paula. You can search by using the SEARCH THIS BLOG option to the right. Enjoy the beautiful covers below!


Wednesday, December 30, 2020

"TOP TEN" or 20 - Best of 2020 from the Inkwell Reviewers - Winnie Thomas

An Uncommon Woman by Laura Frantz

On Wings of Devotion by Roseanna White

Veiled in Smoke by Jocelyn Green

Like Flames in the Night by Connilyn Cossette

Before I Called You Mine by Nicole Deese

The White Rose Resists by Amanda Barratt

A Gilded Lady by Elizabeth Camden

Set the Stars Alight by Amanda Dykes

A Portrait of Loyalty by Roseanna White

The Love Note by Joanna Davidson Politano

To Dwell Among Cedars by Connilyn Cossette

The Gentleman Spy by Erica Vetsch

Valley of Dreams by Sarah Eden

For Winnie's reviews... or any of the Inkwell Reviewers' takes on these stories... use the SEARCH THIS BLOG option to the right. Thanks! 


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