Top Ten Tuesday: Debuts, Sequels, and Finales Oh My!

Posted May 30, 2017 by meezcarrie in Top Ten Tuesday / 24 Comments

Today on Top Ten Tuesday, I want to spotlight the debuts, sequels, and finales I’m looking forward to that are releasing this summer! I’m sure I have inadvertently omitted a book or two – please know this was not intentional.

Boston, 2015
Two years after nearly losing her life in the Boston Marathon bombing, Annie David is still far from “Boston strong.” Instead she remains isolated and defeated—plagued by guilt over her niece, crippled in the blast, and by an antique ring alongside a hazy hero’s face. But when she learns the identity of her rescuer, will he be the hero she’s imagined? And can the long-past history of the woman behind the ring set her free from the guilt and fears of the present?

Boston, 1770
As a woman alone in a rebellious town, Liberty Caldwell finds herself in a dangerous predicament. When a British lieutenant, Alexander Smythe, comes to her rescue and offers her employment, Liberty accepts. As months go by, Alexander not only begins to share his love of poetry with her, but protects Liberty from the advances of a lecherous captain living in the officers’ house where she works.

Mounting tensions explode in the Boston Massacre, and Liberty’s world is shattered as her brother, with whom she has just reunited, is killed in the fray. Desperate and alone, she returns home, only to be assaulted by the captain. Afraid and furious toward redcoats, Liberty leaves the officers’ home, taking with her a ring that belonged to Alexander.

Two women, separated by centuries, must learn to face their fears. And when they feel they must be strong, they learn that sometimes true strength is found in surrender.


In the midst of World War II, Ireland has declared herself neutral. Troops found on Irish soil must be reported and interned, no matter which side they are fighting for. When midwife Nan O’Neil finds a wounded young Canadian pilot at her door, she knows she’s taking a huge risk by letting him in. Not only is she a widow living alone, but if caught harboring a combatant, she’ll face imprisonment.

Still, something compels Nan to take in “flyboy” Dutch Whitney, an RAF pilot whose bomber has just crashed over County Clare. While she tends to his wounds and gives him a secret place of refuge, the two begin to form a mutual affection—and an unbreakable bond.

But Nan has another secret, one that has racked her with guilt since her husband’s death and made her question ever loving again. As Nan and Dutch plan his escape, can he help restore her faith?


My Unexpected Hope by Tammy L. Gray
(June 27)


True as Fate by Laurie Alice Eakes
(Ashford Chronicles #2, June 6)


Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer
(Ladies of Harper’s Station #2, June 6)


The Captivating Lady Charlotte by Carolyn Miller
(Regency Brides #2, June 27)


Dark Deception by Nancy Mehl
(Defenders of Justice #2, June 6)


His Guilt by Shelley Shepard Gray
(Amish of Hart County #2, July 4)


Unraveling by Sara Ella
(Unblemished #2, July 11)


Finding Love by Toni Shiloh
(Maple Run #2, June 28)


Naomi’s Hope by Jan Drexler
(Journey to Pleasant Prairie #3, June 6)


On Love’s Gentle Shore by Liz Johnson
(Prince Edward Island Dreams #3, July 4)


To Wager Her Heart by Tamera Alexander
(Belle Meade Plantation #3, August 8)


Chasing Secrets by Lynette Eason
(Elite Guardians #4, August 1)


What about you? What are some debuts, sequels, and/or finales you’re looking forward to this summer?


24 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Debuts, Sequels, and Finales Oh My!

  1. Megan Hamsher

    Out of the Ashes is the final book in the Ancient Words series by A. M. Heath
    (she didn’t set the date for it to come out quite yet.. but coming soon…)

    ‘course it might help me if I actually sat down and read the first 2 books … lol
    Book 1 = Where Can I Flee
    Book 2 = In The Shadow Of Thy Wings

  2. Kay Garrett

    Naomi’s Hope by Jan Drexler and His Guilt by Shelley Shepard Gray are on the top of my list.

  3. Ahhh! Can’t wait for Lynette Eason’s Chasing Secrets. And thank you so much for featuring my Maple Run series. Looks like I need to add the rest of these books to my TBR pile. 🙂

  4. Debra E. Marvin

    I think we are actually in a period of time where the fiction is better than ever. It’s difficult to keep up with the ‘old’ favorites and all the new authors. I don’t know how reviewers and readers do it. If it wasn’t for audiobooks I’d be lost, so I’d love to see more of these in that medium.

  5. Jeanne

    I’m looking forward to “An Inconvenient Beauty” by Kristi Ann Hunter, “High as the Heavens” by Kate Breslin and “A Dangerous Legacy” by Elizabeth Camden.

  6. Tracey Hagwood

    I have some of your picks on my list too,
    Heart on the Line, Grounded Hearts,
    On Love’s Gentle Shore, To Wager Her Heart

    I’m also looking forward to Jessica Patch’s new series
    The Security Specialists, Deep Waters 7/1

    Book 3 in the Montana Rescue series, A Matter of Trust 7/4

    Looks like it’s going to be a great reading summer!

  7. Jody Hedlund’s – Orphan Train (I know it was only the Novella before this book, but it counts in my book)

    Pepper Basham’s – Charming the Troublemaker (#2 Mitchell’s Crossroad)

    There are so many great books to look forward to!

  8. Paula S.

    Wow. So many good ones. I have to read A Note Yet Unsung. Too many good books out there , I’ll never catch up!

  9. So many great books on your list! I’m really looking forward to A Matter of Trust (Montana Rescue Book #3) by Susan May Warren!

  10. Becky Smith

    Looking forward to all of these. Also Susan May Warren’s A Matter of Trust; The Writing Desk by Rachel Hauck; Their Mistletoe Matchmakers by Keli Gwyn; and Cherish which is by 8 authors: Kimberly Rae Jordan, Heather Gray, Elizabeth Maddrey, Marion Ueckermann, Autumn Macarthur, Jan Thompson, Lynnette Bonner, and Leslie Ann McDaniel.

    • Glad you are looking forward to Cherish, Becky! I’m so excited about this set! It’s going to be 8 brand new contemporary Christian romances in one boxed set! Even I’M looking forward to reading it. 🙂

  11. I love how you broke up your list today. So fun! I haven’t heard of most of the books on your list, but FREEDOM’S RING looks especially good. I’m adding a bunch of your other picks to my TBR list on GR. Thanks for the great recs.

    Happy TTT!

  12. carylkane

    Aaahhhhhh…. Summer reading! Great way to escape the Texas heat! So many good books to look forward to! Thanks, Carrie!

  13. Beth

    I can’t wait to read Freedom’s Ring – it sounds so, so good!

    And I’m excited for To Wager Her Heart, and a little sad that the series will be over.

  14. So. Many. Good. Books.

    Cannot wait to read Liz’s and Lynette’s (plus Moving Target) final series books; and of course, I’m eager to discover what’s next in Sara Ella’s epic series! 🙂

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