New Releases I’m Excited About: Spring 2017 Contemporary Fiction

December 12, 2016 Christian, contemporary, Most Anticipated Spring 2017 40


I love it when this week comes up every season – a week of posts about the upcoming new releases that I’m excited about!! Sadly, I have come to accept that I can’t possibly read them ALL while they are still considered new releases, but that has not stopped me from adding all of these to my TBR pile.

So many fantastic books on the horizon for January-April 2017! I’m switching up the format a bit from how I usually arrange things. Instead of posting a blurb for each book I’m listing, the sheer volume of books on my list this season means I’m going to settle for cover shots and a brief summary at the end of the post. I’m also including, for the first time, all of the Love Inspired and Harlequin Heartwarming releases by category for each month because I really appreciate these imprints (and their commitment to clean romance written with excellence) and there are always so many new-to-me authors in each batch.

If you want to know more about each book, clicking on the covers will take you to that book’s Amazon page.

Here’s the breakdown for the week’s posts:

Today – Contemporary Fiction
Tuesday – Fantasy/YA
Wednesday – Historical Fiction
Thursday – Amish Fiction
Friday – Mystery/Suspense
Saturday – NonFiction

Most books on these lists (with the exception of 1 or 2 each day) are classified as “Christian” or “clean” fiction.


Covers still to come:

Begin Again by Crystal Walton

Second Chance Love by Pamela S. Meyers


Cover still to come:

The Secret HeartMarie Wells Coutu


Covers still to come:

Picture Perfect – Emily Reynolds

Love at First Laugh novella collection – Krista Phillips, Heather Gray, Laurie Tomlinson, Betsy St. Amant, Christina Coryell, Marion Ueckermann, Jessica Patch, Elizabeth Maddrey, and Pepper Basham

I also have it on good authority that a wedding-themed novella collection from authors Toni Shiloh, Melissa Wardwell, and Tanya Cook will release in March


More covers still to come:

Just the Way You Are – Pepper Basham

Sarah Monzon and Melissa Tagg hope to have new novels out around April in their Carrington Family and Walker Family series, respectively, and Sally Bradley plans to release her next novel Shelf Life sometime in the spring as well.

Courtney Walsh is also teaming up with 3 other authors for a novella collection in April.


I can’t even begin to pick the ones I’m most excited about from this list – too many fantastic possibilities here! My favorite covers so far? Paws For Love is adorable. The Hideaway makes me want to sit down and rest a spell. The Second Bride grabs my attention and doesn’t let go.

What about you? What contemporary (not Amish or suspense or YA) new releases for the spring are you most looking forward to? Which covers are your faves?


40 Responses to “New Releases I’m Excited About: Spring 2017 Contemporary Fiction”

  1. Katie Donovan

    Girl, you are a blogging machine! I haven’t even managed December’s new releases yet! How do you get so much done?

    I do have my eye on many of these new releases, though ?

    • Carrie

      LOL i’ve been compiling this list for months now haha 😉

  2. Susan Dyer

    Holy cow!! I’m writing these all down!! I’m going to run out of paper by the end of the week when you finish! Hahaha

    Great post!!

      • Susan Dyer

        I’m so excited to read Deborah Raney. I’ve never read her books before and she has so many!!

        Your blog sure has been influencing my reading Missy! Hahaha

        Thanks Carrie!!

        • Carrie

          hahahaha you are so welcome! Thank you for the encouragement, Susan! 🙂

  3. Winnie Thomas

    No, no, NO, Carrie! I can’t possibly add all these to my TBR pile/mountain/pyramind! I shall have to pick and choose, I guess! Definitely Restoring Love by Jennifer Slattery, The Memory of You by Catherine West, A Fragile Hope by Cynthis Ruchti, Maybe It’s You by Candace Calvert, Rescue Me by Susan May Warren, and Just the Way You Are by Pepper Basham. I’m sure I’ll be adding lots more, but that should do for now!

    Thanks for the suggestions, Superwoman! 😀

  4. carylkane

    WHOA! What a list of exceptional reading ahead! I’m still reading through the books that I won in 2014…..

    I am in awe of your super powers…;)

  5. Sandy Barela

    Suzanne Woods Fisher has two new ones coming out this year. Jennifer Beckstrand has a couple and Molly Jebber. Looking forward to reading them all 😉

  6. Kate James

    Thank you for featuring all the Heartwarming books, Carrie. Of course, a special thank you for including my March release, SANCTUARY COVE!

    Happy reading!


  7. Catherine Lanigan

    Carrie, You are a doll for including our Heartwarming Books on your Super Duper list. Like you, I can’t wait to read Kate’s new book, Sanctuary Cove.

    Have a Merry Christmas
    Catherine Lanigan “Protecting the Single Mom” April, 2017. Heartwarming!

    • Carrie

      thank you Catherine!! I’m looking forward to your book as well 🙂

  8. Tara Randel

    Carrie, so thrilled to see you’ve listed Heartwarming books on your list. We so appreciate your support!

    Tara Randel, THE WEDDING MARCH, 2017 Heartwarming release.

  9. LeAnne Bristow

    How have I missed your blog before now? I’m adding you to the blogs I check out daily. Many of these are already on my TBR pile but I think it’s getting bigger now!

  10. Liz Flaherty

    Thanks so much for including Heartwarming releases! We love writing them and are so happy when people enjoy reading them, too.

  11. Anna J Stewart

    Thank you SO much for including Heartwarming titles!! Can’t tell you how much we appreciate it. Have a wonderful holiday season. <3

  12. MH

    Ah. Katie Ganshert and Irene Hannon. Such good contemporary writers.

  13. Patricia Bradley

    So many wonderful books, so little time! Thanks for sharing your list and I’m glad to see so many Heartwarming stories. I love those sweet romances.