Saturday, December 29, 2018

Rebecca's Top Ten Reads in 2018

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 over 30 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".

Top Ten Reads of 2018 – Rebecca Maney

Selecting ten stories, out of over two hundred, was a daunting task; there were things that I liked about all of them. Eventually, the books that rose to the top of the list shared several distinct characteristics; unique story lines and/or settings, outstanding characters, and deep revelations of grace, mercy, and truth. There were many books that had one or even two of these elements, but it was rather rare to experience all three. And in the end, these were the stories that came to my remembrance over and over and over again. 
So, in no particular order:

The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz

A Song Unheard by Roseanna White

No One Ever Asked by Katie Ganshert

Ghost Heart by Lisa Harris and Lynn Gentry

Mind Games by Nancy Mehl

A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Politano

Shelter of the Most High by Connilyn Cossette

Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan

Mark of the Raven by Morgan Busse

The Solace of Water by Elizabeth Younts

Honorable Mention:
Three Words and a Kiss by Sondra Kraak

Where the Fire Falls by Karen Barnett

Liar’s Winter by Cindy Sproles

Are any of these books on your Top Ten in 2018 list?
Please share in the comments!

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  1. Rebecca, You have some awesome sounding books on this list. Several I would like to read! Thanks for sharing your favs. I'm looking forward to our book buddy reading in 2019!! Love you, my friend!

  2. "Three Words and a Kiss" by Sondra Kraak should get an emeritus award . . . I have already read it twice!

    1. I signed up for a free trial of Kindle Unlimited just so I could read it!!! :-)

  3. Shelter of the Most High by Conni Cossett

    1. We LOVE her books!!!! I pass along Conni's books to all my friends.

  4. Thanks for the great suggestions. So many books, so little time! Wishes for a happy and healthy new year.

    1. Isn't that true, Carol?! I have to limit my reading or I miss life happening around me. There is no way I can read all the books I want to read. Hope you have a Happy New Year up there in NYC!! Do you watch in person the ball drop in Times Square?

  5. Looking forward to reading some of these books! Thanks for sharing!


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