Top Ten Tuesday: Brought To You By The Number ONE

Posted July 8, 2024 by meezcarrie in Christian, clean, contemporary, cozy mystery, dystopian, historical, mystery/suspense, romance / 19 Comments

Brought to You By the Number One Top Ten Tuesday

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday (a weekly blog link-up hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is a throwback freebie, meaning we can either pick an earlier TTT topic we didn’t do or revisit a past TTT list that we did do. I decided to go back and base today’s post on this post from 2019 – Brought To You By the Number Ten – where I featured books with the number TEN in the title … with a twist. And today I’m featuring books brought you to by the number ONE… with that same twist! There are many more I could add to this list but I limited myself to ten and to using each ‘one’ word only once just to keep things unique.

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In a world shattered by chaos and divided by the brutal reign of the Raiders, one woman longs to break free from the shackles of her family’s legacy. Born into darkness and raised to become heir to the ruthless Raiders, Princess Catori yearns for a life beyond the violence and oppression that defines her existence. When she meets Micah, a riverboat captain with an unwavering sense of justice, she sees a glimmer of hope for a different future.

Abandoned Shores by CJ Milacci

She’s the saint with a secret. He’s the sinner with a heart of gold. For Emma Moritello, giving abandoned and rejected children a safe home is her life’s purpose, but pressures at work means her dream may be coming to a close. And just when she thought life couldn’t get more challenging, along comes hockey’s bad boy, keen to make amends. God might want her to love her enemies, but it doesn’t mean she has to like them. Especially this hockey enforcer, who has the nerve to try to stir her heart.

Big Apple Atonement by Carolyn Miller

All of her life, Irish-American Moira Doherty has relished her mother’s descriptions of Ireland. When her mother dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1920, Moira decides to fulfill her mother’s wish that she become the teacher in Ballymann, her home village in Donegal, Ireland. Moira must rely on the kindness of a handful of friends–and the strength of Sean, an unsettlingly handsome thatcher who keeps popping up unannounced–as she seeks to navigate a life she’d never dreamed of . . . but perhaps was meant to live.

A Dance in Donegal by Jennifer Deibel

In this charming mystery series set in an ice cream shop, no case is too cold to crack! When a big city developer comes to town intent on building a mall, a killer with a frozen heart takes him out. After literally stumbling across the body, one of Win’s closest friends becomes the prime suspect… Even though Win has a rocky road ahead to help her friend and keep her ice cream shop, it’ll take more than a sprinkle of murder to stop her from solving the crime and saving the day.

A Game of Cones by Abby Collette

*Bonus points for TWO ‘one’ words haha*

Solveig Borja fled Virginia to escape the guilt of one reckless night, and once she settles the family estate, she’s Norway-bound and never looking back. Meanwhile, Kyle Benton has come seeking asylum from past sins—which Solveig shatters even as their hopeless romance blooms. But when they discover a skeleton at Rice Caverns, its century-old mystery holds startling links to the here-and-now.

Like Honey for the Bones by Brandy Heineman

Katherine Bruno’s passionate, unfiltered temper makes her the shrew of small-town Sweetheart, Texas. When she’s drafted to help the mayor’s wife run against her own husband, Katherine meets opposing big city political consultant Ryan Park. The good-looking, flirtatious campaign manager gets under her skin, but fraternizing with the enemy is off-limits.

Lone Star Sweetheart by Shannon Sue Dunlap

Megan’s determination and focus while preparing to be a missionary has left no room for romance except in her beloved Jane Austen novels, especially Sense and Sensibility. After inheriting an antique necklace, Megan gets caught up in mystery, danger, and intrigue. An unlikely partner joins in her search for answers, and she can’t help but wonder if romance waits in her future after all. In the midst of their quest, will she find and recognize her own Colonel Brandon? And can she still fulfill her life’s calling?

Not Quite Colonel Brandon by Kim Griffin

When Martha finds what she hopes to be a fully intact dinosaur skeleton–one that could win her an acclaimed exhibit–she learns another team is competing against her and could steal her chance at being recognized for this momentous discovery. Paleontology student Jacob Duncan has fulfilled his dream of digging for dinosaur bones at last. But when Jacob meets their charming competitor Martha and uncovers foul play within his team, love and danger grow hand in hand until a menacing ruse threatens to destroy it all.

Set in Stone by Kimberley Woodhouse

Leah Williams is back in the quaint town of Heritage, Michigan, and ready to try again to make her business a success. But blank slates are hard to come by, and a piece of her past is waiting for her there. Heir to the Heritage Fruits company, Jonathan Kensington is the guy who not only made Leah’s past difficult, he also seems determined to complicate her present as well. Sparks fly in this romantic story of two people who must learn to trust both each other and the one who called them to this journey.

Since You’ve Been Gone by Tari Faris

Muriel Beau, country baker turned heiress, can’t stop instigating outrage. She discards two arranged engagements, then further antagonizes Kent society by publicly proposing to a baron at a ball. His rejection leaves her with no choice but to flee to the city… After years of serving as a privateer under an assumed name, Captain Erik Draycott, heir to Draycott Castle and soon to assume his uncle’s title of Earl, returns to his London home to find it in disrepair… A staunch bachelor intent on returning to his ship, the captain is shocked when his mentor encourages him to take a wife.

To Catch a Coronet by Grace Hitchcock

What about you? Which of these books brought to you by the number ONE appeal to you most? Did you add any to your TBR list?

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19 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Brought To You By The Number ONE

  1. This is a fun twist on the number topic. Aside from Jennifer’s book, I don’t think any of these are familiar to me, but that’s another pro. I get to discover new titles to read about. 🙂

  2. Joanne

    Oh that’s clever – well done! As a big Sense of Sensibility fan, Not Quite Colonel Brandon appeals. I saw a stage version of S&S a couple of weeks ago and it was excellent!

  3. It took me a moment (or two) to catch on. 🙂 But that was because I was looking for a favorite I immediately thought about when I saw the title of today’s post. And that is The Number of Love by Roseanna M. White (I loved the whole series). And then I realized it didn’t even have the number one in it! Haha. I really need to get a grip. But I have read To Catch a Coronet, and Set in Stone is on my TBR list, so I guess I can take solace there. 🙂 But I’ll have to look over the rest of these!

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