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2016 Favorites: New-to-Me Authors

I’ve had the absolute pleasure of meeting (via books and in person) many new wonderful and talented authors this year. Let me tell y’all, I worked and worked to narrow my favorite new-to-me authors down to 10 but it’s just not happening!

Again in no particular order, I am eager to read anything (and everything) published by the following authors whose work I’ve read for the first time this year! Author pictures are linked to their websites, so go check them out!

Ronnie Kendig

Ronie Kendig

My review of Conspiracy of Silence

Jennifer Rodewald

Jennifer Rodewald

My review of Ordinary Snowflakes

Katherine Reay

Katherine Reay Five Favorites + #giveaway

My review of Dear Mr. Knightly & A Portrait of Emily Price

Becky Wade

Becky Wade

My review of Her One and Only & To Have and To Hold

Kara Isaac

Kara Isaac

My review of Close to You & Can’t Help Falling

Camille Eidehttp://www.camilleeide.com

Two titles on my 2016 Favorites: Audiobooks list

V. Joy Palmer

V. Joy Palmer

My review of Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations & spotlight post

Pepper Basham

Pepper Basham

Pepper Basham: author spotlight & my review of The Thorn BearerThe Thorn KeeperThe Thorn Healer, & A Twist of Faith

Candace Calvert

Candace Calvert

My review of By Your Side & Step by Step

Rachel Hauck

Rachel Hauck

My review of The Wedding DressThe Wedding Shop, & A Royal Christmas Wedding

Connilynn Cossette

Connilyn Cossette

My review of Counted with the Stars & Shadow of the Storm

Michelle Griep

Michelle Griep

My review of The Captive Heart

Susan Anne Mason

Susan Anne Mason

My review of Irish MeadowsA Worthy Heart, & Love’s Faithful Promise

Kristi Ann Hunter

Kristi Ann Hunter

My review of A Lady of EsteemA Noble Masquerade, & An Elegant Facade

Lori Benton

My review of The Wood’s Edge & A Flight of Arrows

Mesu Andrews

My review of Miriam

Joanne Bischof

The Lady and the LionHeart left me speechless…

I’ll work on “squeezing words out of feelings” (#swoof for short, y’all…) that’s what happens when this reviewer struggles to find adequate words for the incredible aftermath of experiencing the work of a talented storyteller. Look for that review in the new year 😉

 

PLEASE tell me your favorite “new-to-me” authors (I love meeting new authors!) and let me know if any of my favorites are your favorites too!

21 thoughts on “2016 Favorites: New-to-Me Authors”

  1. Jen Rodewald, Joanne Bischof, Pepper Basham, Connilyn Cossette, and Lori Benton were all new to me authors this year too. They are all on my ‘must read’ list for future releases 🙂 Many of the others are on my must read list too, but I discovered the pre-2016 ????

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    1. I had to keep going back to goodreads and checking the dates on my reads! So many other authors are on my favorites list for this year but I didn’t want to make it a 2 day post!

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  2. Jen Rodewald, Kara Isaac, Kristi Ann Hunter, Pepper Basham, Joanne Bischof, and Susan Anne Mason were new to me in 2016. I have read and loved Candace Calvert, Ronie Kendig, Becky Wade, and Rachel Hauck’s books before this year. I have books by Michelle Griep, Katherine Reay, and Lori Benton on my Kindle waiting, I’ve heard a lot of good things about the other authors you have listed. I’ll have to add them to my TBR continent.

    I would add Catherine West, Nicole Deese, Victoria Bylin, Dawn Crandall, Melissa Tagg, Janet Ferguson, Regina Jennings. I can see your dilemma in trying to narrow it down. It’s quite impossible. At least we won’t run out of reading material anytime soon. 😀

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  3. So honored to have “met” you–and to be on your list among such talented storytellers. You’re a blessing to all of us, Beth. Thank you. And here’s to new books (and new friendships!) in 2017.

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    1. Aw, Candace, thank you! And I have to say, your foodie flare landed you firmly on my list and every time I went over it trying to shorten the list I would remember the strawberries and knew you had to stay! 😀

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  4. Good way to do the list! Kristi Ann Hunter is a new favorite for sure! Michelle Griep and The Captive Heart! ❤️ Some of these are a favorite too but can’t remember if I first read them in 2016! My brain! ????

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  5. Beth, you and I share many favorite authors! In the Biblical fiction category, I would add Lynn Austin. Connilyn Cossette is on my radar too. I love Becky Wade, Lori Benton and Joanne Bischof.

    I’m looking forward to more incredible Christian fiction in 2017!

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  6. Beth, YOU. ARE. AMAZING!!! And what a fantastic group of authors. I’m so honored to be among the list and THRILLED you enjoy my fiction!! You are such a sweetheart and I’m glad we’ve met and HUGGED in real life! 🙂

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