I Strongly Suggest - Books

Below is a list of books from various authors that I recommend. Keep checking back for new books, as I update it periodically.


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    Carry On Wayward Son: A Sweet Romantic Comedy (Underground Granny Matchmakers)

    by Dearen, Tamie

    Carry on Wayward Son is a fun romantic comedy. Lots of song lyrics, witty banter, clumsy female, and funny match making…

    Celebrity Crush Enemies to more RomCom

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    Hidden Yellow Stars

    by Connolly, Rebecca

    Oh wow. Hidden Yellow Stars was an eye opening, heart wrenching, tear jerking rollercoaster ride I did not want to get …

    Historical Fiction WWII Based on a true story

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    The Nabob's Daughter

    by Heileman, Jess

    The Nabob’s Daughter is officially on my favorite reads list. I adored Honora and her love of India. The culture…

    Regency Romance Marriage of Convenience

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    Looking for a Cowboy: A Sweet Romantic Comedy (Underground Granny Matchmakers)

    by Dearen, Tamie

    Looking for a Cowboy was cute from beginning to end. Small town Celebrity crush Forced proximity Cowboy romance …

    RomCom Celebrity Crush Romance Single Dad

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    Stealing Mackenzie’s Heart (Stolen Hearts Series)

    by Williams, Melody J.

    Stealing Mackenzie’s Heart has the best meet cute. I was laughing and couldn’t put it down after the adorab…

    RomCom Romance Special Needs Cop Romance

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    A Well-Trained Lady

    by Heileman, Jess

    I REALLY enjoyed A WELL-TRAINED LADY. Arabella might be a hard heroine to get behind at first, but I felt she was prett…

    Regency Historical Romance Romance

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    Tress of the Emerald Sea: A Cosmere Novel (Secret Projects)

    by Sanderson, Brandon

    I should start by saying I’ve never read a Sanderson book before. I wasn’t sure what to expect. TRESS …

    Fantasy YA Romance

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    A Newport Christmess: A Sweet Romance

    by Heileman, Jess

    I alternated between reading the paperback and listening to it free on YouTube. That's how much I loved A NEWPORT CHRIS…

    Christmas RomCom Romance

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    An Unexpected Boyfriend for Christmas (Holiday Fauxmance)

    by Rallison, Janette

    AN UNEXPECTED BOYFRIEND FOR CHRISTMAS is funny, all the heat with no spice, and perfectly Christmas. Scarlet is fun, s…

    Christmas RomCom Romance

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    A Longtime (and now NFL player) Nemesis

    by Rallison, Janette

    A LONGTIME AND NOW NFL PLAYER NEMESIS has all the heat without all the spice. Such a fun book. -Enemies to more -Clos…

    Sports RomCom Romance

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    The Shattered Castle (The Ascendance Series, Book 5)

    by Nielsen, Jennifer A.

      King Jaron comes across as really immature for a king and a man about ready to get married. Luckily, that calms…

    Fantasy Middle Grades

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    Island of Silence (2) (The Unwanteds)

    by McMann, Lisa

    I enjoyed the first book in the series but this one was so much more exciting. New places to explore, more war bet…

    Fantasy Middle Grades

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    Wrath of the Storm (Mark of the Thief, Book 3)

    by Nielsen, Jennifer A.

    This may have been my favorite from the series. Lots of action, some fight scenes with a dragon, losing magic, trying t…

    Fantasy Middle Grades

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    Rise of the Wolf (Mark of the Thief, Book 2)

    by Nielsen, Jennifer A.

    The Rise of the Wolf is full of magic, the Roman empire, found family, sacrifice, suspense, a unicorn (giddy squeal), a…

    Fantasy Middle Grades

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    Mark of the Thief (Mark of the Thief, Book 1) (1)

    by Nielsen, Jennifer A.

    clean middle grade action packed Rome descriptions (amazing) fantasy I loved the idea of powers being the reas…

    Fantasy Middle Grades

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    Erasing Time (Erasing Time, 1)

    by Hill, C. J.

    clean suspenseful funny time travel Twins running for their lives in the future. But wait... they need to destroy…

    Suspense Fantasy Time Travel

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    Love on Deck: A Fake Dating Romance (Arcadia Creek)

    by Stockton, Kasey

    Love on Deck started out ok. Maybe I was comparing it to other uptight girls hating the fun, flirty guy trope. But by c…

    RomCom Romance

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    The Unwanteds (1)

    by McMann, Lisa

    clean fantasy middle grade magic vs unmagical Series twins This audiobook was so fun to listen to. Loved the …

    Fantasy Middle Grades

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    The Captive Kingdom (The Ascendance Series, Book 4) (4)

    by Nielsen, Jennifer A.

    Action packed and just like the first three books-- full of twists I can never seem to guess. Pleasantly surprised. Mos…

    Middle Grades Fantasy

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    Come, Gentle Night (Natalie Marsh, #5)

    by Stephanie Black

    Wow. Great suspense. Clean. No cursing, no sex, but there are talks of an affair and of someone with a hole in their he…

    Suspense Mystery

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    A Haunting at Havenwood (Seasons of Change)

    by Britton, Sally

    love the audio.Fun twists, treasure hunts, and a sweet romance.

    Historical Romance Regency

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    Her Silent Knight: A Christmas Regency Romance (Belles of Christmas: Frost Fair)

    by Newbold, Ashtyn

    New Christmas favorite! I loved all the twists and secrets. Fun learning about the Frost Fair. Loved the characters.

    Historical Fiction Christmas

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    Tastes Better From Scratch Cookbook: Easy Recipes for Everyday Life

    by Lauren Allen

    Easy, family friendly, quick meals. 

    Cookbook

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    Murder by the Book

    by Betsy Brannon Green

    Clean romantic suspense. Loved the twists I never saw coming.

    Suspense

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    Manor for Sale, Baron Included: A Victorian Romance (A Romance of Rank)

    by Hatch, Esther

    Funny. I cried and laughed. I loved that the ending wasn't thrown together with a married and happily ever after. They …

    Regency Romance

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    Qb: My Life Behind the Spiral

    by Young, Steve

    Nonfiction Sports

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    Wildly Optimistic

    by Carraway, Al

    Love this book. I have read it 3 times whenever I need to see the silver lining.

    Nonfiction

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    The Determiner

    by Pace, Jean Knight

    Great book! first chapter really intrigued me SO MANY GOOD questions that made me want to keep reading. Action pac…

    Fantasy Middle Grades Teen

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    His Unexpected Heiress (Love Unawares)

    by Britton, Sally

    The beginning hooked me in and it never let up.  Unsuspecting heiress tradeswoman to upper class Crazy will s…

    Historical Romance Regency

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    The False Prince (The Ascendance Series, Book 1)

    by Nielsen, Jennifer A.

    Loved it! lies deceit adventure clean fight scenes kidnapped orphans truths revealed  audiobook voice ha…

    Fantasy Middle Grades Teen

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    The Runaway King (The Ascendance Series, Book 2)

    by Nielsen, Jennifer A.

    Action-packed, page turner. So many times I cringed- Don't DO it!Full spectrum of emotions. Clean read for ki…

    Fantasy Middle Grades Teen

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    The Shadow Throne (The Ascendance Series, Book 3)

    by Nielsen, Jennifer A.

    This book was just like the two before it with adventure, action, and so many twists and turns I was in constant surpri…

    Fantasy Middle Grades Teen

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    The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel

    by Scott, Michael

    a lot going on in this book but it was really fun how the writer threw in his fantasy explaining historical facts. Fun.…

    Fantasy Teen

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    Otherwise Engaged

    by Joanna Barker

    Entertaining, witty, clean, happily ever after

    Regency Romance

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    Lies Jane Austen Told Me (Proper Romance Contemporary)

    by Julie Wright

    Great read made even better with references to Jane Austen

    Contemporary Romance

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    Hearts in Hiding

    by Green, Betsy Brannon

    Close Proximity Clean Suspense Marriage of convenience Fake Dating Witness protection Twists!

    Suspense

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    Above Suspicion

    by Betsy Brannon Green

    TWISTS! Clean suspense. 

    Suspense

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    Just One Wish

    by Rallison, Janette

    Funny, heart breaking, beautifully written. Clean Ya Romcom celebrity crush kid with cancer

    RomCom YA

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    For Letter or Worse

    by Hatch, Esther

    Clean and swoony. A great novella! The characters are lovable. Issues resolved quickly. Friends to lovers.&nb…

    Novela Regency Romance

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    Lakeshire Park (Proper Romance Regency)

    by Megan Walker

    My Favorite book of all time. I read it anytime I get into a reading rut. Love the meet cute, house party, enemies to l…

    Regency Romance

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    A Proper Scandal (Proper Scandals, #1)

    by Esther Hatch

    So GOOD! One of my favorites.  I love that she's trying to trap this guy and she's so sweet about it. There is so…

    Regency Romance

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    How I Met Your Brother

    by Rallison, Janette

    funny, romantic, clean.. One of my favorites.

    RomCom

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    Edenbrooke (Proper Romance)

    by Julianne Donaldson

    The book that got me back into reading.    Funny, sweet, swoony, and a good twist. SO GOOD! Clean.

    Proper Romance

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    A Game of Hearts

    by Barker, Joanna

    Clean, sweet, archery for women, competitive, enemies to more, marriage of convenience, and fun twists. 

    Regency Romance

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    Romancing the Artist (Return to Inglewood)

    by Britton, Sally

    fake dating clean romance This book was a breath of fresh air. Caroline is wise beyond her years, kind, and fun. …

    Regency Romance

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    Miss Newbury's List (Proper Romance)

    by Megan Walker

    One of my favorite authors does it again with a new favorite book for me that I will be reading over and over again.The…

    Regency Romance

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    Back To Class: A School Teacher Romance (The Thornback Society)

    by Hadley, Aspen

    My new favorite book. Clean, funny, and amazing characters. I don't think I ever cared if characters were real but I wa…

    RomCom

Last Update: March 12, 2024