Friday, January 6, 2017

My most anticipated books for 2017!

Well, I posted my favorite books from 2016, so now it's time for the books I'm most looking forward to this year!  And 2017 is definitely looking to be a great year for me and my fellow book addicts!  There are so many books I'm looking forward to snatching up and I can't wait!
For my previous post I just kind of randomly threw the books on there, but my organized self just can't take doing that again, so this time they are in order by release date and alphabetized by author if more than one book is releasing on the same day.  That doesn't sound crazy or anything, right? ;)
So, without further ado, here are my most anticipated books!

1) An Uncommon Courtship by Kristi Ann Hunter
Release Date: January 3

I've actually already read this book and my review will
be posting for it tomorrow, but it has to be on the list
because I just loved it so much and I was so looking
forward to reading it!  I'm actually probably going to
read it again very soon!

2) Moving Target by Lynette Eason
Release Date: January 31

I've already read this book, too (yay for ARCs!) and it was
so awesome!  Kept me on the edge of my seat and I loved
seeing Maddy and Quinn get their happy ending!

3) Still Life by Dani Pettrey
Release Date: January 31

This is the second book in Ms. Pettrey's Chesapeake Valor series
and I remember loving the first book (which I really need to reread)
and I'm so excited to pick up this one and find out what happens with Avery
and Parker.  There was a bit of chemistry between them in Cold Shot and I'm
looking forward to see how that plays out here.

4) Wed by Necessity by Karen Kirst
Release Date: February 7

I don't read as many Love Inspired novels as I used to, but
I always have to grab Ms. Kirst's books!  We all know what a sucker
I am for marriage of convenience stories and she's one of my favorite authors
so this book definitely has to make the list!  Early happy birthday to me, when
this one hits the shelves!

5) To the Farthest Shores by Elizabeth Camden
Release Date: February 28

Ms. Camden's books are always on my list, because she creates
such unique tales.  Even when they aren't my very favorite books,
they are always an enjoyable read and I'm curious to find out what this one
has in store for inquiring minds like my own. :)

6) The Illusionist's Apprentice by Kristy Cambron
Release Date: March 7

I've actually yet to read any of Ms. Cambron's books, despite having 2 of them
in my TBR pile (shame on me!), but I'm really looking forward to this one!
I've heard so many amazing things about her books, I love the cover, and
I'm intrigued the murder mystery waiting behind this oh-so beautiful
and curiosity-inspiring cover.  

7) When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin
Release Date: March 14

I love WWII fiction, after growing up watching Hogan's Heroes
with my grandparents, and few authors do it as well as Ms. Sundin!

8) Beyond Justice by Cara Putman
Release Date: April 4

I've been anxiously awaiting another suspense novel
from Cara Putman since reading her Love Inspired Suspense
stories from 2009 and it's finally here!  Cue the drum rolls and
anticipatory music, because I can't wait to be holding this book!

9) Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano
Release Date: April 4

I love Ms. Turano's books and am so excited to read this one!
Her books always leave me in stitches, with her unique characters
and rather slap-stick humor.  I grab one of her books when I need
a laugh after work or for whatever reason, really.

10) Life After by Katie Ganshert
Release Date: April 18

I'm so excited for another book by Katie Ganshert!
Her books always tug on my heart, convict me, or make me cry.
Or all three.  And normally I'm not a fan of crying books, but hers are so real.
I feel as though I'm there with the characters, experiencing the hurts and every
part of life with them.  And this story sounds so good!

11) Threads of Suspicion by Dee Henderson
Release Date: May 2

I honestly haven't been a big fan of the last couple covers
for Dee's books, but that aside: another Dee Henderson book!
I will definitely be the first one in line to buy any of her novels!

12) True to You by Becky Wade
Release Date: May 2

Ms. Wade is without a doubt one of my very favorite contemporary
authors and I'm so excited for the start of a new series!  I was so sad to say
"farewell" to the Porters, but the Bradford Sisters will indubitably take up
residence in my heart as well.

13) Bread of Angels by Tessa Afshar
Release Date: June 6

This is such a lovely cover!  And I adore how Ms. Afshar's books
transport me back to Bible times and bring it to life for me.
Her stories make me stop and think and view the tales I've been told
all my life in a new light, as living breathing people, rather than just
simply words on a page or "tales" told to children.  I love the fresh perspective.

14) Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer
Release Date: June 6

I just reread the description for this book and I'm so intrigued by
Amos, who sounds like a rather retiring character, as the hero. And of
course, getting to return to Harper's Station.  I can't wait for that!

15) On Love's Gentle Shore by Liz Johnson
Release Date: July 4

I'm so looking forward to the chance to return to PEI and the Red Door Inn!
I love the little community Liz has created here and getting to spend time with them again.
I can't believe this is going to be the last book in the series!  I'm not ready for it to end, yet.

16) A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White
Release Date: July 4

Ms. White tends to choose unique time periods and I love her
details and descriptions.  And the mystery/suspense she weaves into
her historical novels.  I just adore the cover for this one!

17) Crown of Souls by Ronie Kendig
Release Date: July, sometime
Unfortunately, this one doesn't have a cover available, yet.
Or a firm release date.  But that should be announced soon enough.
Oh, and my reason is simply the author.  And it's book 2 in the Tox Files.
I don't even have a description yet and both of those are reason enough to put in
on the list!  I can't wait to see what adventure is awaiting Tox, next!

And the final one (for now)!
18) Chasing Secrets by Lynette Eason
Release Date: August 1

Haley's book!!  I'm so stoked!  I got to know her a bit better
in Moving Target, and am thrilled to "finally" read her story!

I obviously didn't realize how many books were going to be here, until I started numbering them!  And this is only for 8 months!  And the books I'm aware of . . . . and I wonder why I have no life!  Haha!  But, honestly.  This is a great year to be a book addict!  I will be well enabled to continue in this pattern.  :)
So, did I miss any?!  Please leave me a comment and let me know if I did!  And following in the steps of my last post, I completely forgot to get links for these books and I'm too lazy to go get them, so you get to do the research yourself!  Have fun and maybe find a new book or two along the way!  That's it for now!  I hope your new year is off to an excellent start!  


  1. Great list! I agree about the Henderson covers :( but love the writing so I'm good with it...

    I still haven't read anything from Cara Pitman :( I need to make catching up on her books a priority this year!

  2. A lot of these are on my list too. Happy reading.