Note from Anne: I have been plagued with computer problems for months. My laptop was sluggish to the point that I couldn't upload any images, let alone edit anything in a timely manner, meaning I basically quit. My husband suggested a week ago that I take advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10. Now I'm a girl that's kind of set in her ways so the transition has not been an easy one, and I wouldn't do it if I had the choice again. On top of that little quirk, my laptop actually ended up having to be reset after upgrading. Not fun at all! I lost emails from friends, family, authors, publishers, and all my installed programs. In short, it's been a nightmare. Hopefully some of the problems are resolved now and I can get back in to posting here at Stuff & Nonsense. Thanks for hanging in there with me.
Now on to Rebecca's favorites for 2015!
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Admittedly, choosing only ten books out of over one hundred and fifty titles, is a daunting task to an avid reader. Every committed reader devours and enjoys a good story, but these particular novels have risen to the top of an amazing year of reading due to the author’s ingenuity, creativity, depth of spirituality or simply because they have struck a chord of personal connection on some level. The year 2015 has been an amazing year to have a “nose in a book”! Thank you to the amazing writers that have made this list possible. Choices are listed in no particular order, other than when they came to mind . . . . .
“Brentwood’s Ward” by Michelle Griep
“Tiffany Girl” by Deanne Gist
“To Win Her Favor” by Tamera Alexander
“The Art of Losing Yourself” by Katie Ganshert
“Battered Justice” by Linda J. White
“Love’s Fortune” by Laura Frantz
“The Wood’s Edge” by Lori Benton
“Spy in Richmond” by Jocelyn Greene
“The Wedding Chapel” by Rachel Hauck
“The Sea Keeper’s Daughters” by Lisa Wingate
My favorite debut authors have penned these great stories . . .
“The Thorn Bearer” by Pepper Basham
“One Plus One Equals Trouble” by Sondra Kraak
“Irish Meadows” by Susan Anne Mason
Rebecca is a graduate of Bryan College with a degree in Christian Education, and is currently serving at the First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Gastonia, North Carolina as the Director of Children's Ministry. With nearly 28 years of experience in her field, she has had many opportunities to use her love of reading and writing in creative ways across the generations. A wife, mother of four "nearly" grown children, and grandmother to four beautiful grandchildren, Rebecca has been able to return to her love of reading and more recently reviewing, with a renewed passion for the "beauty of story".
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Thanks, Rebecca, for sharing your favorite reads of 2015! These look like some great stories. I've only read two of these books so I'm adding the other eight to my TBR. :-) Y'all can read the reviews for each of these books over on Goodreads.
Readers, Have you read any of these books? If so, which ones are your favorites? Please share in the comments below. We love to know what you're reading and any recommendations you have for us.
Blessings for a new year filled with love, hope, joy, good books, and no more computer issues!