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2016 Favorites: Contemporary Fiction

Alright, we’ve made it to the meat and potatoes of bookish favorites!!! Today is contemporary and tomorrow is historical!

Don’t forget to come by for the last First Line Friday of the year.

Y’all are going to be so proud… Here are ten contemporary favorites from 2016!

Finders Keepers by Sarah Monzon

Finders Keepers by Sarah Monzon

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Dual timeline with two fabulous storylines, adventure, romance, and soul-searching

The Conspiracy of Silence by Ronie Kendig

Conspiracy of Silence by Ronie Kendig

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Indiana Jones, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, special ops team mashup (in the most awesome, non-corny way)

Finding Margo by Jen Turano

Finding Margo by Jen Turano

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Suspense with a quirky twist

Ordinary Snowflakes by Jennifer Rodewald

Ordinary Snowflakes by Jennifer Rodewald

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Challenging and encouraging sweet novella

Wild Montana Skies by Susan May Warren

Wild Montana Skies by Susan May Warren

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Second chances, beautiful vistas, and love songs

A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine ReayA Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay

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Innocent whirlwind romance and culture shock

The Promise of Rayne by Nicole Deese

The Promise of Rayne by Nicole Deese

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Northern Idaho beauty and small town grudges

Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations by V. Joy Palmer

Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations by V. Joy Palmer

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Gilmore Girls meets Say Yes to the Dress with zany humor

A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham

A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham

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Academia meets Appalachia and sparks fly

Write Me Home by Crystal Walton

Write Me Home by Crystal Walton - Faithfully Bookish review

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A little mystery with a summer love vibe

HAHAHA! Y’all didn’t really think I could stop at 10, did you?

Humor me, here are 8 must-read series that I adored this year!

Double S Ranch series by Ruth Logan Herne

Review book 1Review book 2 | Goodreads | Amazon

Faith is healing this broken family one brother at a time

Southern Hearts series by Janet W. Ferguson

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Southern small town friends with beautifully intertwined lives and stories

Close to You & Can’t Help Falling by Kara Isaac

 

Review book 1 | Review book 2 | Goodreads | Amazon

Lord of the Rings and Narnia fans must read these humor filled, heartfelt romances

Isle of Hope series by Julie Lessman

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Beefy novels full of redemption, forgiveness, and second chances

The Wedding series by Rachel Hauck

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Incredibly beautiful dual timeline storytelling

Summer Harbor series by Denise Hunter

Review book 2 | Review book 3 | Goodreads | Amazon

Fall in love with the Callahan brothers and their beautifully flawed love stories

Love Unleashed series by Dana Mentink

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Quirky, zany shenanigans courtesy of furry friends with character to spare

Bleu Streak

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Music, family, faith, and a prankster or two

Let’s talk! Did you add any to your TBR? See any of your own favorites? Have a top favorite to share?

20 thoughts on “2016 Favorites: Contemporary Fiction”

  1. Lots of great reads on this list! A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay and The Promise of Rayne by Nicole Deese are on my wish list. 🙂

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  2. LOL, Beth, you sound like me — can’t pick just ten!!

    Ooooo … “beefy” … I like it! 😉 Especially if it describes the heroes … 😉

    Beth, thank you SOOOO much for putting my IOH series on your favorites list — you are SUCH a blessing, my friend!!

    I wish you and yours a happy, healthy, and holy 2017!

    Hugs,
    Julie

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  3. Beth,
    You are too sweet to include my series 🙂 All of the above novels I’m sure are wonderful. I’m trying hard to make time to read more. The ones I’ve read are fabulous, and the authors have hearts for the Lord. Thank you for all your hard work 🙂 I hope to meet you if we have another readers’ and authors’ retreat!

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    1. Lord willing, Janet, I will see you there!!! After experiencing CFRR, I can’t imagine missing it!
      Your spot on the list is well earned by your endearing, authentic characters ????

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      1. Thank you! I always get so excited I forget to answer the blog questions. Of course, I love Jen and Sarah’s books (two of my critique partners). I keep hearing about The Promise of Rayne. Need to get that one, and I have Pepper’s book waiting on my Kindle 🙂
        I’ll check out the others you listed! Lord willing, we both can be at CFRR!

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  4. I love your list too Beth! I have several of these and added a couple to my wishlist.
    I can’t wait till tomorrow’s list…Historical is my favorite!

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  5. One of my top contemp faves of 2016 was Phoebe and the Rock of Ages by my critique partner, Becky Doughty. It’s book 3 in her Gustafson Girls series about 4 sisters and her characters are so realistic. I need to check out a lot of these on your list, too!

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