Most Anticipated Books of 2017

As an avid reader I have an exorbitantly large TBR pile of books which have already been released that I plan to read. I think this list is now in the hundreds, but I don’t let that stop me from also having a list of as yet unreleased books which I desperately want to add to that pile.

Here is my partial list for 2017:

The Ascension of Larks by Rachel Linden -This debut book by a new author has a contemporary story that sounds interesting. Plus, I love the cover.

True to You by Becky Wade -Wade is one of my must-read contemporary authors. She writes clean romances and this one with a genealogist heroine sounds right up my alley.

High As the Heavens by Kate Breslin -Breslin wrote one of my favorite stories ever (For Such a Time). So, I’m excited to read her latest about a nurse in occupied territory set during WWI.

Bread of Angels by Tessa Afshar -Afshar is my favorite biblical fiction author and this story about Lydia from the New Testament is sure to be another thoughtful and moving tale which helps me see the familiar Bible story in a whole new light.

Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge -I mean, its a modern retelling of Sense and Sensibility set in Austin, Texas. What’s not to love?

Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green -I love historical fiction. Period. This one will introduce me to Louisiana in the 1720’s which is a time and place I can’t wait to discover.

Home by Ginny Yttrup -Yttrup writes woman’s fiction which deals with issues we all struggle with, but always with hope. Another must-read author for me.

Still Life by Dani Pettrey -The second book in the Chesapeake Valor series which will continue with the stories of three childhood buddies. Parker and his two best friends continue to search for clues to the disappearance of a fourth member of their circle as well as the murder of a family member.

Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz -Frantz is my favorite author of historical fiction and I will read anything and everything she writes.

A Name Unknown by Roseanna M White – the beginning of a new series by another author I adore. This one also happens to contain a genealogy story line. If you can’t tell, I’m fascinated with genealogy so this should be good.

To the Farthest Shores by Elizabeth Camden -goodness, I’m beginning to sound like a broken record, but this is another must-read author for me who writes historical fiction with strong female characters.

The Memory of You by Catherine West -I love West’s well written character studies of ordinary people confronting life’s challenges and their own failings.

By Your Side by Kasie West -I fell in love with Kasie West’s contemporary YA stories. They are fun, light reads.

Firstborn by Tosca Lee -The sequel to The Progeny, an addictive tale about the descendants of a female serial killer, which I could not put down. I am so excited for the conclusion to this edge of your seat thriller.

Rebel Tide by Lara Hays -I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of the finale in the Oceanswept trilogy. It looks like it might end up being more than that as the author intends to release Rebel Tide in two parts. I cannot wait to read the rest of this YA pirate story.

New Releases by:

Susan May Warren -Warren is a prolific author and I have read and loved the majority of her books. These are books two and three in Montana Rescue series.

Jody Hedlund -I have never read a Hedlund book I didn’t like. Of course it helps that she writes in my favorite genre, historical fiction.

Julianne Donaldson -originally her newest book and first contemporary, Lost in Scotland, was supposed to be release at the end of 2016. Now, I’m just hoping it will be available in 2017.

Nichole Van -writes sparkling time-travel romances which I devour as soon as they are available. I can’t wait for the next book in her latest series about triplet brothers with supernatural abilities in the Brothers Maldetti.

Tamara Leigh -Medieval romances are my favorite sub-genre within historical fiction and Leigh is one of the best authors in this field. Word is that she is working on an additional novel about a favorite supporting character in her Age of Faith series!

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