Some of the prompts are easier than others. Today’s list of the Most Anticipated Books of the Last Half of this Year is one of the easier ones. In fact, the only hard part about it was paring my list down to ten….okay eleven.
1. Bread of Angels by Tessa Afshar
I’m a fan of this Iranian born author who writes about Biblical characters. This one is about Lydia who is briefly mentioned in the New Testament. I can’t wait to see how Afshar fleshes out her story.
2. High as the Heavens by Kate Breslin
Breslin wrote one of my favorite novels ever (For Such a Time), so I’m excited to read her third novel set during WWI which is not a time often covered in novels.
3. Jane of Austin by Hilary Manton Lodge
I love the cover of this one, plus I love anything Jane Austen related. I’m curious to see how Lodge reinterprets Austen.
4. Crown of Souls by Ronie Kendig
Reading a Kendig novel is like drinking a triple espresso, my heart races, my skin tingles and my stomach butterflies go wild. I’m looking forward to the second book of this military action series.
5. Dangerous Legacy by Elizabeth Camden
Historical fiction is my favorite genre and I appreciate how Camden always gives her heroines such unique jobs, interests and personalities. This one about competing news agencies is sure to teach me something new.
6. The Captain’s Daughter by Jennifer Delamere
A debut novel, it’s historical fiction set in London. I’m always excited to try new authors, especially when they write in my favorite genre.
7. The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner
I’ve never seen a story summary quite like this one. I’m very curious to see what the author does with it. And since this is the author’s debut I’m interested to see if the writing is as cute as the cover.
8. Lady Betrayed by Tamara Leigh
My favorite author of medieval fiction, and one of the few I buy and read as soon as each title is released. So yes, I’m counting down the days until this one releases in August. This is a re-write of one of her earlier releases.
9. Many Sparrows by Lori Benton
One of my favorite authors of early American (pre-Revolutionary) stories. I would read the phone book if Lori Benton wrote it. And this gorgeous cover is a step away from her previous books. I want to hang it on my wall.
10. Then There Was You -Kara Isaacs
I have total cover love for this one. But I also like the premise of a fish out of water with some added culture clash and interesting back stories for both of the main characters. It’s got me totally intrigued.
11. A Name Unknown -Roseanna M White
Historical fiction with a (fake) historian for a heroine and a German hero? Yes, please! Plus, I’ve yet to read a novel by White that I didn’t love. And the cover has books on it. Books!! So many favorite things here that I don’t know if I can wait until it’s July release.