Top Ten Tuesday: Some of My Fave Novellas

Posted July 20, 2021 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, giveaway, historical, mystery/suspense, romance, Top Ten Tuesday / 17 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is ‘Books I Read In One Sitting’ but honestly? I read most books in one sitting (reading IS my superpower after all lol), so I decided to feature some of my fave novellas instead – quick reads that almost everyone can read in one sitting, no matter how fast or slow a reader you are.

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Second Impressions & Jane by the Book by Pepper Basham
(Contemporary Romance)

The homicidal bonnet in Second Impressions and endearing hero Titus in Jane by the Book made these two novellas instant faves for me.


Between Stairs and Stardust & Facade by Pepper Basham
(Historical Romance)

Between Stairs and Stardust had me with its ties to Cinderella, and Facade has some smokin’ hot kisses! (Well… ok … ALL of Pepper’s novellas and books have smokin’ hot kisses)

Always by Jody Hedlund
The Lost Princesses #0.5
(Historical YA Romance)

It’s everything I love about medieval historical romance especially with a bit of fairy tale flair.

Deck the Shelves by Toni Shiloh
Heartfalls #1
(Contemporary Romance)

A cute Christmas romance perfect for Hallmark movie fans and bookworms alike!



The Husband Maneuver by Karen Witemeyer
Her Dearly Unintended by Regina Jennings
Runaway Bride by Mary Connealy
Engaging the Competition by Melissa Jagears
or buy them all in one book, With This Ring?

“Each novella about unexpected proposals gives beloved secondary characters their own chance to find love. This quartet of authors consistently writes with hilarity, warmth, and toe-curling romance, and their individual contributions to this entertaining collection hold true to form.”

An Endless Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti
(Contemporary Christmas Fiction)

“Such love and warmth and laughter and friendship emanated from this novella, courtesy of Cynthia Ruchti’s talented pen.”

“Legacy of Love” by Terri J. Haynes
part of The Runaway Brides Collection
(Historical Romance)

“That first kiss? Whew! Mercy, it’s the stuff of swoons and weak knees and husky voices.”

Magnolia Mistletoe by Lindsey P. Brackett
An Edisto Christmas
(Contemporary Romance)

This sweet novella is romantic & Christmasy & beachy – and everything wonderful you want in a read that has ‘mistletoe’ in the title.


Hemlock Creek Suspense series by Heather Day Gilbert
(Romantic Suspense)

“Edge-of-your-seat suspense, high-stakes action, swoony romance, and some surprising twists ensure you won’t be putting these stories down until you’ve reached the end.”

12 Days at Bleakly Manor by Michelle Griep
Once Upon a Dickens Christmas #1
(Victorian Mystery)

“With an intriguing nod to Dickens’ Bleak House, plus a setting and plot that would make Agatha Christie herself sit up and take notice, this novella will be a hit with fans of Victorian mysteries.”

It’s rare for me to find a novella collection where I love each story, but like With This Ring? (that I featured above), here are a few other 5 star novella collections for me!


I highly recommend each of these!

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What about you? What are some of your fave novellas? Have you read any of my faves?

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17 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Some of My Fave Novellas

  1. I like your take on this topic and the books you have shared. I’ve read some, have others on the TBR pile, and now have more to add. Thanks!

  2. Patty

    I don’t read a lot on my Kindle, but I have found it great for Novellas! Wonders of His Love by Erica Vetsch was a great one I read this year.

  3. Megan

    I enjoy a good novella set too! I especially love all of Peppers novellas. So good, and worth re-reads too.

  4. Debra J Pruss

    I have not read any novella. I have the Amish Christmas Miracles, but have not been able to read it. Thank you for sharing. God bless you.

  5. Caryl Kane

    I’ve read Pepper, Cynthia and Michelle’s novellas. The Hemlock Creek series sounds like one I’ll enjoy.

  6. Trixi

    I’ve read Always by Jody Hedlund (the whole YA series in fact), all of the With This Ring novellas, 12 Days at Bleakly Manor, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (that was FUN!). I have several more of these on my Kindle and the Runaway Brides in paperback.

    Novellas are great for when you don’t have a lot of time to sit and read a longer story!

  7. Sylvia Miller

    I loved reading An Endless Christmas and 12 Days at Bleakly Manor. Some of my favorites are Robin Jones Gunn’s Finding Father Christmas series. I re-read them almost every Christmas.

  8. Lelia (Lucy) Reynolds

    I’ve read a couple of these. My favorite novella collection is The Message in a Bottle collection.

  9. Perrianne Askew

    12 Days at Bleakly Manor is an all time favorite! I try to re-read it every Christmas season.

  10. Paula Shreckhise

    You have pucked some of my favs. Especially Pepper Basham. I’ve read the new collection featuring her, cara Putman, Teresa Tysinger and Janine Rosche and it us terrific!
    I also recommend All novellas by Amanda Dykes. Top notch.

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