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2017 top hopeful reads

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Hello, reader friends! It’s time to dive into day 5 of our year-end celebration so click here if you missed one of the earlier posts!

Genres, time periods, settings… we love them all! SO, what kind of fictional experience are y’all in the mood for?! Not sure? Can’t decide? I’m here for you!

We’re dedicating this final week of the year to the swoof files! Seven lists of ten(ish) books each categorized by swoof, my experience of the reads!

2017 top hopeful reads on Faithfully Bookish!

Let’s talk about hopeful reads! These books encourage, inspire, and fill hearts with faith and satisfaction! Each of these books has been featured on Faithfully Bookish in 2017 so y’all can get the scoop by clicking the covers below for more about these lovely stories!

 

The Message in a Bottle Romance Collection
by Joanne Bischof, Amanda Dykes, Heather Day Gilbert, Jocelyn Green, Maureen Lang

The Message in a Bottle Romance Collection

This is the most moving novella collection I have ever read! It follows a copper bottle (and its message) as it journeys across the globe, spanning several historical time periods and concluding in modern times.

 

A Season to Dance
by Patricia Beal

A Season to Dance by Patricia Beal

This story will give your heartstrings a workout! The artistry of dance and nature saturates every moment of this beauty from ashes tale while heartache, betrayal, and turmoil beg for redemption, restoration, and grace. 

 

Catching the Wind
by Melanie Dobson

Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson

This intricate storyline weaves past and present into a moving and heartfelt adventure.

 

Life After
by Katie Ganshert

Life After by Katie Ganshert

This story weaves through some of life’s toughest questions while pointing readers to the Comfort amid the chaos of this world.

 

My Unexpected Hope
by Tammy L. Gray

My Unexpected Hope by Tammy L. Gray

This story will challenge your thinking and raise your level of compassion!

 

Then There Was You
by Kara Isaac

Then There Was You by Kara Isaac

The elements of healing, forgiveness, and seeking God’s will above our own plans and understanding within this story touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes!

 

A Love So True
by Melissa Jagears

A Love So True by Melissa Jagears  

The children in this book will steal your heart and the story will have you rooting for true love, reader friends!

 

Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace series
by Carolyn Miller

The Elusive Miss Ellison by Carolyn Miller The Captivating Lady Charlotte by Carolyn Miller The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey by Carolyn Miller

Each book in this series touches on biblical truths and characters come to faith and/or grown in their faith in genuine, authentic ways.

 

Reclaimed
by Jennifer Rodewald

Reclaimed by Jennifer Rodewald 

This story authentically illustrates the importance of relationships (and one specific relationship above all).

 

Shine Like the Dawn
by Carrie Turansky

Shine Like the Dawn by Carrie Turansky

A message of hope and faith shines through in this entertaining story.

 

Which of these hopeful reads have YOU experienced, reader friends?
What books would you add?

 

26 thoughts on “2017 top hopeful reads”

  1. I so enjoyed A Love So True. There were just so many Biblical truths to ponder and the story was a “heart catcher”. And Kara Isaac’s book – ahhh, yes. So funny, but so full of the hope of second chances.

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  2. Hi Beth, Wonderful list! I especially enjoyed Carolyn Miller’s Legacy of Grace series and Melanie Dobson’s Catching the Wind. It’s a treat to see Shine Like the Dawn on the list with all these wonderful books!

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  3. Good morning Beth! Great list of books.

    I love the Regency Brides series by Carolyn Miller and Shine Like the Dawn by Carrie Turansky and enjoyed A Love So True by Melissa Jagears! I have a couple of the others on my TBR.
    Blessings,Tina

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  4. Thanks for including A Season to Dance on this list! Wow! Love all these ladies. My Unexpected Hope is next on my Audible list 🙂

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