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My Favorite Books of 2018


Here are my favorite books from 2018. Some are old friends I’ve read over and over. Some were new for me and impressed me with their exciting storyline, deep characters, incredible world building, or writing skill. Some touched my soul and changed me for the better. I hope you will enjoy them too.
My Top Three Fiction Books of the Year:
The Little White Horse – Elizabeth Goudge
The Bear and the Piano – David Lichtfield
Water from my Heart – Charles Martin
Before We Were Yours – Lisa Wingate
By Your Side – Kasie West
Mistborn: The Final Empire – Brandon Sanderson
The Changeling Sea – Patricia A. McKillip
You are Here – Jennifer E. Smith
Miramar Bay – Davis Bunn
A Courtship on Huckleberry Hill – Jennifer Beckstrand
The Aeronaut’s Windlass – Jim Butcher
Stone and Sunset – Sibella Giorello
Greensleeves – Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Rook – Sharon Cameron
The Book of Secrets – Melissa McShane
Ashes on the Moor – Sarah M. Eden
The Little White Horse – Elizabeth Goudge
Deep Secret – Dianna Wynne Jones
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax – Dorothy Gilman
A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle
A Madness Most Discreet – Nichole Vann
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer
Engaged in Trouble – Jenny B. Jones
On the Loose – Jenny B. Jones
Born of Illusion – Teri Brown
A Note Yet Unsung – Tamera Alexander
Loving Lieutenant Lancaster – Sarah M. Eden
City of Angels – Sheralyn Pratt
Pimpernell: Royal Ball – Sheralyn Pratt
Long Way Gone – Charles Martin
Walk of Infamy – Sheralyn Pratt
Pimpernel – Sheralyn Pratt
The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
Raised By Wolves – Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Crocodile on the Sandbank – Elizabeth Peters
The Mountain Between Us – Charles Martin
Friends and Foes – Sarah M. Eden
The Scent of Water – Elizabeth Goudge
Hope Springs – Sarah M. Eden
Drops of Gold – Sarah M. Eden
Wrapped in Rain – Charles Martin
Listen to Your Heart – Kasie West
Freefall – Kristen Heitzmann
Water From my Heart – Charles Martin
Thunder and Rain – Charles Martin
Maggie – Charles Martin
My Soul to Keep – Davis Bunn
The Dead Don’t Dance – Charles Martin
Can’t Let You Go – Jenny B. Jones
A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and a Great War – Joseph Loconte
When Crickets Cry – Charles Martin
Nine Coaches Waiting – Mary Stewart
Madam, Will You Talk – Mary Stewart
Unwritten – Charles Martin
All Through the Night – Davis Bunn
Full Circle – Davis Bunn
Dragonhaven – Robin McKinley
Long Journey Home – Sarah M. Eden
Touch Not the Cat – Mary Stewart
Rennovating the Richardsons – Virginia Smith
Wildfire at Midnight – Mary Stewart
Send Down the Rain – Charles Martin
Becoming Mrs. Lewis – Patti Callihan
Wild – Alex Mallory
Skyward – Brandon Sanderson
Veritus – Quinn Colleridge
Shadows – Robin McKinley
Saving Shadow – Laura Beers
The Ivy Tree – Mary Stewart
The Bear and the Piano – David Litchfield
The Book of Mormon

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