Thursday, January 5, 2017

Rebecca's Top Ten Reads in 2016

There’s no doubt, 2016 was a wonderful year to read inspirational fiction. When it comes to choosing just ten titles out of the over two hundred books that I finished last year, it was a good thing that I waited until the very end, for surprisingly two of the very last books ended up being considered favorites.

You may see a faint resemblance in the core of these titles because many of them have a common theme; the author took the lives of historical figures, researched what information was available very carefully, and crafted a blend of fact and fiction that was mesmerizing, at least for me. Regardless of the genre, these are ten books that not only entertained me on an emotional level, fed me on an intellectual level, but they also challenged me on a spiritual level; in other words they left an imprint on my heart.

My sincere thanks are extended to these authors and many more for providing me with hours upon hours of enjoyable reading time during the year 2016.

Rebecca Maney

Click on each book's title below cover image to read Rebecca's review.

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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Have you read any of Rebecca's favorites? If so, we would love to have some conversation and see what you thought. If not, please share some of your favorites of 2016 in the comments below. We are always looking for good books to read!

~Happy Reading~


  1. I enjoyed clicking on the titles of Rebecca's Top 10 books and reading her reviews. Thank you for sharing.
    Happy New Year blessings, Anne!

    1. Hey Kitty, Rebecca is an amazing reviewer and reads a ton of books every year. My book wish list gets longer after I read her reviews. :)

      Hugs ~

  2. look like some great reads, i will look into a few of them that looks to be my taste. have a Happy New Year in 2017!! Be Well & Be Blessed! ( ;

    1. Hey Elizabeth, I wish you a happy and blessed 2017 too!


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