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Top 10 Tuesday: New to Me Authors I read in 2018

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Here are some of the authors I read for the first time in 2018..

  • Morgan Matson
  • Colleen Hoover
  • Heather Smith
  • Aimee Molloy
  • Jacqueline Winspear
  • Hugh Brewster
  • A.J. Pearce
  • Rhys Bowen
  • Jean E. Pendziwol
  • Karen Kingsbury
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December 2018 Book Haul

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#Top10of2018 Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2019

Top 10 of 2018

Today marks the final day for KimberlyFaye Reads Top 10 of 2018, event. Our last topic is.. 

Books I’m Looking Forward to In 2018

  1. Light a Penny Candle by Maeve Binchy
  2. The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
  3. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  4. The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom
  5. Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, #2) by Jacqueline Winspear
  6. The Lost Girls of Paris by Pan Jenoff
  7. Lies by T.M. Logan
  8. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
  9. The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson

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#Top10of2018 The Best of the Best

Top 10 of 2018

Today on Top 10 of 2018, hosted by KimberlyFaye Reads, we are talking about our top 10 favourite books of the year.. 

The Lightkeeper’s Daughters by Jean E. Pendziwol

Save the Date by Morgan Matson

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury

Nights of Rain and Stars by Maeve Binchy

Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, #1) by Jacqueline Winspear

An Amish Kitchen by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston & Kelly Long

The Meeting Place (Song of Acadia, #1) by Janette Oke

Rumors (Luxe, #2) by Anna Godbersen

The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy

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#Top10of2018 OTP

Top 10 of 2018
Hosted by: KimberlyFaye Reads

Today for #top10of2018, we are talking about our favourite couples from the books we’ve read this year. 


  1. Simon and Blue (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli)
  2. Hannah and Stephen (An Amish Kitchen by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kelly Long)
  3. Molly and Ryan (The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury)
  4. Charlie and Donna (The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury)
  5. Mattie and Sol (A Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher)

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#Top10of2018 Captivating Characters

Top 10 of 2018
Hosted by: KimberlyFaye Reads 

Today is day 3 of #top10of2018 and our topic is…

Captivating Characters

  1. Danny Riehl (A Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher)
    A curious young boy with a heart of gold. He was one of my favourite characters of 2018.
  2. Elizabeth (The Lightkeeper’s Daughters by Jean E. Pendziwol)
    An intelligent woman, devoted to her sister and willing to give a troubled teenage girl a chance.
  3. Charlie Barton (The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury)
    A hardworking man who dreamed of proving himself to his father. He created a bookshop that became a haven for many.
  4. Donna Barton (The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury)
    A devoted wife who stood by her husbands side during many struggles and persevered from devastation.
  5. Ryan Kelly (The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury)
    An out of work musician who steps up to help an old friend in need.
  6. Andreas (Nights of Rain and Stars by Maeve Binchy)
    A Grecian taverna owner who opens his heart to a group of strangers during a time of tragedy in his small village.
  7. Timmy (The Shoe Box: A Christmas Story by Francine Rivers)
    A foster child who touches the hearts of many at Christmastime with the contents of his mysterious shoe box.
  8. Mercy Marwood (A Christmas Cracker by Trisha Ashley)
    An elderly woman with the spark of a child, who opens her home and cracker making factory to those in need. Including giving a second chance to former cons.
  9. Ellen DeGeneres (Seriously… I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres)
    Not a character, but author and narrator for her own book. This woman never fails to bring a smile to my face.
  10. Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs by Jaqueline Winspear)
    A highly intelligent and brave woman, making a career for herself as an investigator in post WWI Britain.

Can’t Wait Wednesday: Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme featuring our most anticipated releases to come. It is hosted by Tessa at Wishful Endings.

Every Breath by: Nicholas Sparks
To be released: October 2018

 In the romantic tradition of The Notebook and Nights in Rodanthe, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with a story about a chance encounter that becomes a touchstone for two vastly different individuals — transcending decades, continents, and the bittersweet workings of fate.

Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she’s been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family’s cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future.

Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother’s early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable . . . but in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways.

Illuminating life’s heartbreaking regrets and enduring hope, EVERY BREATH explores the many facets of love that lay claim to our deepest loyalties — and asks the question, How long can a dream survive?


Top 10 Tuesday: Books on my Fall 2018 TBR

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Today’s topic for Top 10 Tuesday is are TBR’s for Fall. Here are some books I’d like to get to.

Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, #2) by Jacqueline Winspear

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler 

A Change of Fortune (Ladies of Distinction #1) by Jen Turano 

Light a Penny Candle by Maeve Binchy

Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars, #1) by Sara Shepard

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) by J.K. Rowling


Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Clockmaker’s Daughter

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme featuring our most anticipated releases to come. It is hosted by Tessa at Wishful Endings.

The Clockmarker’s Daughter by Kate Morton
To be released: September 2018

From the bestselling author of The House at Riverton and The Secret Keeper, Kate Morton brings us her dazzling sixth novel, The Clockmaker’s Daughter.

My real name, no one remembers.
The truth about that summer, no one else knows.

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins.

Over one hundred and fifty years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items: a sepia photograph of an arresting-looking woman in Victorian clothing, and an artist’s sketchbook containing a drawing of a twin-gabled house on the bend of a river.

Why does Birchwood Manor feel so familiar to Elodie? And who is the beautiful woman in the photograph? Will she ever give up her secrets?

Told by multiple voices across time, The Clockmaker’s Daughter is a story of murder, mystery and thievery, of art, love and loss. And flowing through its pages like a river, is the voice of a woman who stands outside time, whose name has been forgotten by history, but who has watched it all unfold: Birdie Bell, the clockmaker’s daughter.