Top Ten Tuesday: Series Starters I Can’t Wait to Read in First Half of 2023

Posted January 10, 2023 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, cozy mystery, Early 2023 New Releases, historical, mystery/suspense, romance, Top Ten Tuesday / 28 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is Most Anticipated Books Releasing in the First Half of 2023 but I’ve already covered that, at least through the end of April. So I’m tweaking it just a bit without straying too far from the basic idea: the series starters that I can’t wait to read for the first half of 2023 – from January to June.

There’s something so fun about starting a new series, isn’t there? The new characters you’ll meet, the adventures you’ll go on together, the setting you’ll come to love. And yes, there are way more than 10 in today’s list but how dare you make me narrow it down further? 😉 This goes a long way toward explaining my out-of-control TBR list too, in case you were wondering lol.

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january 2023


Her Heart’s Desire by Shelley Shepard Gray (A Season in Pinecraft)
A Winter at the White Queen by Denise Weimer (Romance at the Gilded Age Resorts)
Expired Return by Lisa Phillips (Last Chance Fire and Rescue)


Against the Currant by Olivia Matthews (Spice Isle Bakery Mysteries)
Murder at the Bookstore by Sue Minix (The Bookstore Mysteries)

February 2023


Memory Lane by Becky Wade (Sons of Scandal Romances)
Cold Light of Day by Elizabeth Goddard (Missing in Alaska)


Forged in Love by Mary Connealy (Wyoming Sunrise)
A Match in the Making by Jen Turano (The Matchmakers)

march 2023


Confessions to a Stranger by Danielle Grandinetti (Harbored in Crow’s Nest)
The Metropolitan Affair by Jocelyn Green (On Central Park)
After the Shadows by Amanda Cabot (Secrets of Sweetwater Crossing)


Her Alaskan Return by Belle Calhoune (Serenity Peak)
Shielding the Baby by Laura Scott (Pacific Northwest K-9 Unit)

april 2023


Now or Never by Emily Conrad (The Many Oaks Romances)
Caught by the Cowgirl by Tanya Agler (Rodeo Stars of Violet Ridge)
The Broken Hearts Bakery by Carla Laureano (Haven Ridge)


26 Below by Kimberley Woodhouse (Alaskan Crime Hunters)
The Words We Lost by Nicole Deese (Fog Harbor Romance)
The Baby Inheritance by Tina Radcliffe (Lazy M Ranch)

may 2023


Counter Attack by Patricia Bradley (Pearl River)
The Heart’s Choice by Peterson & Woodhouse (The Jewels of Kalispell)

june 2023


Estuary by Lisa T. Bergren (Oceans of Time)
The Lies We Believe by Lisa Harris (Shadow Stalkers)


Fairest of Heart by Karen Witemeyer (Texas Ever After)
Rocky Mountain Rendezvous by Misty M. Beller (Sisters of the Rockies)

What about you? Which of these series starters from the first half of 2023 do you want to read too?


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28 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Series Starters I Can’t Wait to Read in First Half of 2023

  1. Debra Pruss

    They all sound wonderful. I am blessed to be on Elizabeth Goddard’s ARC team. We should be getting the books soon. Thank you so much for sharing. God bless you.

  2. Kay Garrett

    Although I would LOVE to read them all, I’d have to say that “Cold Light of Day” by Elizabeth Goddard and “Her Alaskan Return” by Belle Calhoune would top the list.

  3. Misty M. Beller

    I continue to be amazed at all the books coming I didn’t even know about! My TBR list is getting crazy. 🙂

  4. So many of these sound really interesting, and I’ve never heard of most of them! I did read Against the Currant and it wasn’t quite what I was hoping for, but fingers crossed that you get to read all of these and love them!

  5. Always my downfall . . . starts of series. LOL I am always starting new series. I need to finish them or catch up at least. I am terrible. Murder at the Bookstore and Against the Currant both sound like books I would love. I am also very curious about The Words We Lost. I hope you enjoy each of these when you read them!

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