Top Ten Tuesday: Please, Sir, I Want Some More

Posted March 12, 2019 by meezcarrie in Christian, Top Ten Tuesday / 22 Comments

Happy Tuesday!

Have we all recovered from this weekend’s time change yet? No? Me either.

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is one that simultaneously delights and frustrates me. Delights because I love talking about books I love…. frustrates because it means that I don’t have a sequel to these wonderful reads and in many cases there won’t ever be a sequel. Argh. lol. #bookwormproblems


1. All the Tea in China by Jane Orcutt – This is such a quirky, delightful Regency romance and was originally intended to be part of a series but unfortunately the author passed away before any more could be written. I’m still so sad about this!

2. Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz – Because you can never have too much of Red Shirt & Morrow ♥


3. Roses for Mama by Janette Oke – I love this book so much and would love a follow-up to all the main characters. It’s unlikely I’ll get one but a girl can dream!

4. Newlywed Games by Mary Davis – If you’ve followed my blog for a minute, you know how I have this book practically memorized, I’ve read it so many times. I’d love a sequel with Bruce’s brother Brock!


5. The Art of Losing Yourself by Katie Ganshert – I loved the way this book ended… but now I’d love a sequel too lol.

6. Shine Like the Dawn by Carrie Turansky  – I said in my review that I would love to revisit Heatherton anytime the author is so inclined & I still would!


7. The Captive Heart by Michelle Griep – I was so disappointed to find out this was only a standalone because a) I LOVED IT and b) there were more characters whose stories I wanted to read. Pretty please, can we have a series??

8. Miles From Where We Started by Cynthia Ruchti – I have no idea what sort of sequel it should be (maybe they go on another road trip to take Judah to college?) but more time with these characters & another read from this author is never a bad plan 😉


9. How the Light Gets In by Jolina Petersheim – I can’t even tell you why it needs a sequel (because #spoilers) but once you read it, you’ll know why I neeeeeeeeeed a follow-up!

10. The Secrets of Paper and Ink by Lindsay Harrel – Because Ginny & Steven. And Joy needs a story too. Just saying. 😉


These two books need a sequel and guess what?!?
Both authors are currently working on one! YAY goes my readerly heart 🙂


What about you? What standalone novels do YOU think need a sequel?


22 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Please, Sir, I Want Some More

  1. Rebecca Maney

    My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge by Pepper Basham. It would shock me if Pepper doesn’t already have ideas for future stories . . . .we can only hope her publisher is as enthusiastic.

    The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn by Lori Benton. There was a character in that story, his name escapes me this morning, who had to literally walk away from a woman he could have loved.

  2. Susan C

    I agree with several on this list.
    And I am so glad other readers added Pepper Bashum’s, My heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge.

    I would also add Jocelyn Green’s Between Two Shores.

    • Carrie

      I didn’t add Pepper’s to my list b/c i know she’s working on a sequel 😉 but yes it definitely needs one, doesn’t it??

  3. Brittaney B

    I would love to see more of Red Shirt and Morrow. But more specifically, I would like to follow up with the lives of their children; multi-cultural, growing up on the frontier, etc. They would have some interesting stories to tell. Also, I agree about a sequel for Newlywed Games. More Brock, please!

  4. How do I love this? Let me count the ways… 🙂 But Red Shirt loves it more. I remember my editors coming to me after CML as published and asked me to PLEASE let them inside the hero’s head. And I kinda scratched mine because Red Shirt was so real to me even from Morrow’s limited perspective that I never gave it much thought. So I jumped inside Colonel McLinn’s head for TCL. So happy we still miss Red Shirt. Heartfelt thanks that he’s not forgotten. <3

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