My Fave Reads in October

November 3, 2016 monthly faves 27


Welcome to this new feature on ye olde blog! I’m really going to use it this next year but I wanted to go ahead and get started to get in the habit 🙂

I had a potpourri of reads in October, as far as faves and not-so-faves. Interestingly enough, while I read a pretty even mix of historical and contemporary, only two of the historical reads in October make my faves list!

The Cautious Maiden  my-enemy-my-heart

a heart warming thanksgiving  love everlasting  write-me-home

the-thirteenth-chance  homestands  tackling-the-fields

a-sisters-wish  an-amish-family-christmas  the-devoted

the-name-i-call-myself  unblemished

What about you? What were some of YOUR fave reads last month?


27 Responses to “My Fave Reads in October”

  1. Sylvia M.

    Here’s what I read in October. October Books

    There weren’t any real standouts for me last month. I read an ARC of Dawn Crandall’s, The Cautious Maiden, in August, so I didn’t count it as an October read. If I could count it, it would definitely be a favorite!

    My favorites, I guess, would be Kissing Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn, No Way Up by Mary Connealy, and Dear Enemy by Jack Cavanaugh. Dear Enemy is a book I loved, but wanted to throw across the room when I got to the end. How could the author do that to us? Not funny.

    Mary Connealy’s new series reminds me more of her older books with Barbour Publishing. I feel like her books are getting a new lease on life. I have enjoyed her recent series, but the second BHP series felt like recycles of her previous characters and plots.

    • Carrie

      well.. technically I read TCM in April…. but I read parts of it again to write my review so I counted it LOL. Yay! I’ve got a copy of Mary’s book – it’s calling to me now even more

    • Sara Beth

      Hello! I work for FaithWords, the publisher of KISSING FATHER CHRISTMAS. I’m so glad you loved the story! FINDING FATHER CHRISTMAS and ENGAGING FATHER CHRISTMAS are the two prequels before KISSING, and we’re really happy that Hallmark has turned FINDING FATHER CHRISTMAS into a Hallmark movie airing Nov. 13th, 9/8c. I hope you can watch it! If you have any friends interested in this series, Books-A-Million has the books on sale Buy 1 Get 1 50% off right now.

  2. Carolyn Astfalk

    Let’s see, favorites – Nameless by Erin McCole Cupp, The Promise of Rayne by Nicole Deese, The Perfect Blindside by Leslea Wahl, and Image and Likeness (an anthology).

  3. DeAnna Dodson

    My favorite was The Elusive Miss Ellison (coming in February). A lovely Christian Regency that reminded me of Georgette Heyer. The heroine was secure in herself and what she wanted to do without being strident and obnoxious. Really enjoyed it!

    • Sylvia Miller

      I am so looking forward to reading The Elusive Miss Ellison. Your confirmation that it is a good book makes me happy! I love lighter Regencies that aren’t heavy with villains, kidnapping, blackmail, etc. Deanna, didn’t you say recently that you are interested in writing a Regency novel or series? You will be great at it. I will be first in line to read it.?

      • DeAnna Dodson

        I think you’ll really enjoy EME, Sylvia. It’s really a charming book and the cover is just gorgeous.

        Yes, I’d love to do some Regency. I’m SUCH a Heyer fan because she’s so much fun most of the time.

        We’ll have to see what happens when I get my contracts fulfilled. 😀

  4. Janet Ferguson

    I’m so thrilled to be in this list, my breathe caught!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  5. Andrea Stephens

    I want a some of your books!
    Let me think…some of my faves from October were a re-read of Close to You then new book Can’t Help Falling by Kara Isaac. I loved Forgiveness by Marianne Evans (didn’t know it was part of a series). The Bedwarmer’s Son by Caryl McAdoo. I also LOVED a new Barbour collection I got on NetGalley, it’s not out yet, I’m not sure if I’m allowed to say which one it is, I really liked that each of the seven stories was connected.

  6. Winnie Thomas

    Some of my faves I read in October are Can’t Help Falling by Kara Isaac, Wild Montana Skies by Susan May Warren, Keep Holding on by Melissa Tagg, The Promise of Rayne by Nicole Deese. So many good books!

    • Carrie

      I did read (and loved) KHO – but a few months ago. And I’m currently reading Rayne and loving it. But you’ve beat me to those others 🙂

      • Winnie Thomas

        Yay! I can die happy–I beat Carrie to some books! LOL Unfortunately, you’ve beaten me to thousands of others! I absolutely adored The Promise of Rayne. 😀

  7. carylkane

    LOVE this feature, Meez Carrie! I LOVED both of Kara Issac’s books. I also enjoyed The Feathered Bone by Julie Cantrell.

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