Best Of Books Blog Hop 2013
Welcome to the Best Of Books Blog Hop 2013 – hosted by Diane Estrella! During 2013, I reviewed 179 books at Create With Joy – and, over the next few days, I’ll be sharing the best books I read during the year in several categories, and looking forward to the books I’m most anticipating reading in 2014!
The schedule of events for this blog hop is as follows:
- December 28, 2013 – Best Non-Fiction Books Of 2013
- December 29, 2013 – Best Kid’s, Children’s, and Middle Grade Books Of 2013
- December 30, 2013 – Best Teen and Young Adult Books Of 2013
- December 31, 2013 – Best Fiction Books Of 2013
- January 1, 2014 – Most Anticipated Books Of 2014
Best Fiction Books Of 2013
Today I am sharing the Best Fiction Books I read in 2013!
- How many of these books have you read – or would you like to read?
- What are the best Fiction Books you’ve read this year?
- What are your favorite Fiction Books of all time?
My picks for Best Fiction Of 2013 are:
If you are a fan of tightly woven thrillers that keep you enthralled from start to finish with their complex plots, intriguing characters, and escalating suspense, consider Luthecker by Keith Domnigue a must-read book! Luthecker is the story of an extraordinarily gifted young man who crosses the wrong people and finds himself on the run as one of the US government’s most wanted fugitives. My husband loved this book too!
Winter In Full Bloom by Anita Higman is the powerful story of two highly dysfunctional families filled with individuals who are grappling to come to terms with the wounds they carry from their pasts – the hurts they have caused one another – and the futures they hope to forge together if they can move past their pain, forgive, and heal.
It’s a beautifully written story full of unexpected twists and turns with an unforgettable climax!
I didn’t know I was a fan of western romances until I read Stealing The Preacher – but Stealing The Preacher is western romance at its finest! This book is funny – the plot is engaging – the characters relatable.
The story is about an outlaw who robs a train to grant his daughter her 21st birthday wish by kidnapping a preacher! In the midst of the humor, the story carries a strong gospel message throughout.
If you are a fan of literary fiction, be sure to check out Trails In The Sand – the beautifully written, intricately interwoven story of three Southern families that spans across four generations. The story is told from the alternating viewpoints of three main characters who are facing some major crisis in their lives – and making some shocking discoveries.
Will these discoveries completely dissolve a family whose relationships are already riddled with decades of hatred, dysfunction and mistrust? Or, will they ultimately be able to put aside their differences and find the healing that forgiveness brings?
Trails In The Sand reflects the author’s keen ability to create complex characters and to weave together their lives in intricate and creative ways. A powerful read.
Quirky! Offbeat! Fun! That’s how I’d describe Lowcountry Bombshell by Susan M. Boyer – an unusual but unforgettable whodunit about a ghost-seeing private investigator that left me hankering for more!
Everything in our lives happens for a reason – even if it isn’t always to our liking or according to our plan. That is one of the many discoveries that await Samantha Moore in Dear Mr. Knightley – the brilliant debut novel from Katherine Reay!
Dear Mr. Knightley is an endearing epistolary novel about a young orphan who spent her life in foster care and retreated into the world of books as a result. Her life begins to change when a mysterious benefactor funds a full scholarship to Northwestern University on her behalf on one condition: that she regularly sends personal progress letters. The book draws you in from the very first letter and leaves you hanging on to every word, eager to see how Samantha’s life will unfold.
Parallax View is a suspenseful espionage thriller about a CIA agent who is tasked, late in the Cold War, with what should be a relatively simple mission: deliver a secret communiqué from Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev to US President Ronald Reagan.
Unfortunately for Tracie Tanner – the assignement is anything but routine.
Parallax View is filled with non-stop action and excitement on every page. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and once I started it, couldn’t put it down!
The last place anyone would ever expect to stumble across a dead body would be on the beautiful beaches of Chincoteague Island. And yet, one morning when FBI Special Agent Kit McGovern is jogging on the beach and D. C. Homicide Detective David O’Connor is returning from an early morning surf, their vacations come to a grinding halt when an 8-year old Latino boy mysteriously washes up to shore.
Thus begins Linda J. White’s Seeds Of Evidence – a thriller that will enthrall you from beginning to end!
You’ll be captivated as you delve deeper and deeper into the mystery that surrounds the little boy that no one has reported missing. You’ll be fascinated as you see where the investigation leads. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as the story develops. And, you’ll be inspired as you see how God works in the lives of these two main characters.
More Best Of Fiction 2013 Lists
Want to see what other Book Bloggers have chosen for their Best Teen and Young Adult Books of 2013? Join the Blog Hop to see what’s on everybody’s list!
Be sure to come back tomorrow to see my picks for the Best Fiction of 2013!
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