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Top 10 Tuesday — Backlist Books

6 Nov

The lure of new shiny books is so, so real. They whisper of wonderful characters, exotic locales, and stories to get lost in. But what about all those books that I have missed? My TBR pile grows ever larger as new books are released and as the ones I have missed by favorite authors demand to be read too. Today, Top Ten Tuesday is all about the backlist — books that we just haven’t gotten to — yet. 😉 I’m featuring favorite authors’ books that I need to read! All of the books on my list are from authors I love and include historical and contemporary, romance and suspense genres. They were released a few (or a lot) of years ago and are still hanging out on my shelves or Kindle. Have you read them? Let me know what you thought.

Head over to That Artsy Reader Girl to discover more books and authors. Your TBR will love you!

Top Backlist Books I Need to Read!


Dangerous Mercy by Kathy Herman

Five Brides by Eva Marie Everson

Junebug by Chris Fabry


Leaving Yesterday by Kathryn Cushman

Luther and Katharina by Jody Hedlund

The Queen by Steven James

Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist


Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin

When Mockingbirds Sing by Billy Coffey

When The Smoke Clears by Lynette Eason


What backlist book do you need to read?

Top Ten Tuesday — The Neglected TBR Pile

6 Feb

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme should be titled the Shame Pile, at least for me. Bloggers were charged to search their shelves (and other places hoarders collectors stash their books) for the books that have been waiting the longest to be read. Oh dear! I have to close my ears as I walk past the shelves that fill the rooms of my house because the books whisper, whine, and sometimes shout Pick Me! I’d like to say that the books I chose this week have been on my shelves the longest, but the task was so overwhelming that I settled for random selections. I had such high hopes when I bought these books (and the other fifty gazillion that await). I just knew I would love them because I had loved their sisters and brothers — the books written and read by their fabulous authors. And I am sure I will love them . . . someday. *sigh*  As I lovingly returned them to their places of honor, I promised that one day, they too would join the ranks of the read.

To find out what books other bloggers have waiting, please visit the Artsy Reader Girl.

Top 10 Neglected Books from My TBR Mountain

The Beach House by Sally John

Hope Springs by Lynne Hinton

June Bug by Chris Fabry

Leaving Yesterday by Kathryn Cushman

‘Mater Biscuit by Julie Cannon

The Passion of Mary Margaret by Lisa Samson

River’s End by Melody Carlson

Ruby’s Slippers by Leanna Ellis

Sandpiper Drift by Vanessa Del Fabbro

White Picket Fences by Susan Meissner

What book do you have on your shelf that needs to be read?

Top Ten Tuesday — All The Pretty Covers! (languishing on my TBR shelf)

24 Jan

A few weeks ago the Top Ten Tuesday theme was books from 2016 that should have been read. My shelves are overflowing with 2016 titles as well as those from 2015, 2014, 2013 . . . . So in an act of equal time and fairness, I wanted to showcase more books that are so pretty, yet sit forlornly on my shelves waiting for me to come and open them up. I’m an equal opportunity neglecter — you’ll find both historical and contemporary fiction on this list.

This week the folks at The Broke And The Bookish are giving bloggers a Freebie. Check out what other topics they are exploring HERE.


10 Beautiful Books Waiting Patiently on The Shelf

All Things New by Lynn Austin

Dry As Rain by Gina Holmes

Esther: Royal Beauty by Angela Hunt


Every Waking Moment by Chris Fabry

Finding Me by Kathryn Cushman

Heart Echoes by Sally John

A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander


Luther And Katharina by Jody Hedlund

Until I Found You by Victoria Bylin

The Woods Edge by Lori Benton


Which book should I read first?

Mini Reviews By My Friend Carrie!

20 Jun

My friend Carrie is a fellow book lover/nerd! Although she and I are 20 years apart in age, we get each other’s love for books. It doesn’t hurt that she is a dedicated follower of Jesus too. A voracious reader, Carrie has agreed to help me out with the towering stack of books that have shown up at my house unannounced. While I am very, very grateful to all those publishers that thoughtfully fill my mailbox, I just cannot get to every title in a timely manner. That’s where Carrie comes in. Here are some of her thoughts:

51N0m3n5ITL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_Miracle in a Dry Season (Sarah Loudin Thomas)

Perla Long moved to Wise, West Virginia to escape the gossip of her having a child outside of marriage. She also has a unique talent in that she can cook and make food stretch. She has always tried to hide her unique gift, but when a drought takes the town of Wise, she discovers that what she wanted to hide is truly a gift from God that can help others. Miracle in a Dry Season will challenge you in how you judge other people and show you the importance of looking for how God can use even the smallest of gifts for His glory.

Purchase this book HERE.

41kBKYJ3MCL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_Finding Me (Kathryn Cushman)

Join Kelli Huddleston in a wild but realistic journey to find out who she really is. She had always been told that her mother and two siblings had died in a fire when she was young. After her father’s death while going through his belongings she uncovers some startling possibilities that her mother and siblings are not only alive but don‘t realize she is also alive. As you travel to Tennessee with Kelli, you will be reminded about the importance of family. Finding Me will challenge you to not take your family for granted.

Purchase this book HERE.  (The Kindle version is currently $1.99!)


51RAXYolr9L._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_Irish Meadows (Susan Anne Mason)

Irish Meadows shows what life was like for women in New York in 1911. Sisters, Brianna and Colleen O’Leary are the epitome of opposites. Brianna, who loves the outdoors and horses, yearns to attend college even though her father is only interested in marrying her off to a wealthy husband to help solve his financial problems. Colleen is only interested in marrying as long as it continues to allow her to have the finer things in life and won’t force her into having to do more than coordinating her social life. As their father works to marry them both off quickly to erase his debts, two men from the past come in shake things up. Irish Meadows challenges you to not only focus on your dreams and stand for what you believe in, but also shows that people can change from their selfish, self-centered ways with the right people. God knows what He is doing and His plan has a way of bringing everyone closer to Him and their dreams.

Purchase this book HERE.

51CUc9c+r5L._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_A Love Like Ours (Becky Wade)

Number 3 in the Porter Family Series, doesn’t disappoint. The mysterious Jake Porter runs the family horse farm. He suffers from PTSD and few people are allowed to get close to him, even family members. His childhood friend Lyndie James moves back home to Holley, Texas and begins working with the thoroughbreds on the horse farm. Her bubbling personality slowly tears down his walls. Becky Wade gives a very realistic story of how PTSD affects people in this romantic story. Whether you know the Porter family or this is your first time with the family, you will fall in love with this special family.

Purchase this book HERE.



(Thanks to Bethany House Publishers for copies of these books. All opinions are Carrie’s alone.)

CfJIjVBWIAA_NCh.jpg-smallCarrie McNair is wife to Terry and mother to two active boys, Caden and Noah. Carrie is a Model Teacher. That means people from far and wide come to find out about excellence in the classroom by observing her and her students. A committed bookworm, Carrie makes sure her students develop a love of reading.