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Favorite Books of 2019

Another year has come to an end (can you believe it?!) and the 20’s are back in action! Who else is excited for this chance to wear Flapper dresses and search for Jazz Clubs? Until I find those I will have to stick with the fictional clubs. I hope you were able to read some very good books last year. My goal was to read 100 books in the year and I ended it with 158 books! My most read year ever! Here are my top favorite books of 2019-

blustery day  Winnie The Pooh and the Blustery Day by A.A. Milne

As far back as I can remember one of my favorite stories (and audio books) of all time has been this one. A windy day, a stormy night, and friends coming together to help each other. This is such a sweet story to read to, or listen with, your young ones. I no longer have a cassette player but it can be found on YouTube.

Published by Disney


cedar cabin  Secrets at Cedar Cabin by Colleen Coble

This story has stuck with me months after reading it. You have Bailey, a woman whose mother is murdered and now she has to go on the run, and you have Lance, a man determined to rescue his sister, Ava, who was abducted. This story is jam-packed with emotion, a roller coaster of shock and twists and turns. It presents a very real trouble we deal with all over the world- sex trafficking and who can we truly trust.

Parental Guidance- kidnapping, murder, sex trafficking

Published by Thomas Nelson


hollywood lost  Hollywood Lost by Ace Collins

Step back to the glitz and glamour of  1930’s Hollywood, a time when small town girls want to make it to the big screen. For Shelby, finding work in the wardrobe department is a dream job. Lurking in the shadows, however, is a murderer targeting women. I loved the details of the story, the suspense kept me on the edge of my seat, and the writing was fabulous!

Parental Guidance- Stalking, Murder

Published by Abingdon Press


the lost girls  The Lost Girls by Heather Young

Summer 1935- 6yo Emily disappears from her family’s vacation home. 60 years later Emily’s sister leaves behind a notebook of the story of that devastating summer and gives it to her grandniece, Justine. Thus begins a suspenseful, heart-wrenching look into the past. It had my heart pounding and kept me up at night from the first page to the final page.

Parental Guidance- Stalking, Death, Adult content, Abuse

Published by William Morrow


What books did you read last year? Which ones were your favorites? I would love to hear about them.

Peace and happy reading,




Book Review, Books and Reading

Sweetbriar Cottage

sweetbriar cottage    Finding out their divorce was never finalized is not what Noah nor Josephine want to hear. They have not been on speaking terms and had hoped to keep it that way. Both want this very annoying mistake taken care of as soon as possible. And it should have this second time around, if not for the snowstorm of the decade that leaves them stranded together in Noah’s house. Stuck inside his house forces them to face each other, and the past they have been trying to walk away from makes its way into the present. Can they open up and finally heal their wounds or are they too deep?

Denise Hunter has written an exceptional story. A raw, gritty, real story. My heart ached for Josephine. I understood her on a very personal level. This story has a place in my heart now. It touches on subjects that are never fun but are heard about all too often these days. I cannot thank Ms. Hunter enough for sharing this story with us.

*I received this book free from Thomas Nelson and The Fiction Guild in exchange for my honest review. What I have shared are entirely my own thoughts. Also, I was not compensated in any monetary way.*

My star rating- *****

Parental Guidance- PG13 due to intense scenes and topic