Wednesday, January 3, 2018

2017 Recap: Helen's Top 10 reads

Helen's top 10 2017 reads

Welcome to another instalment of our Top Reads for 2017. Here's Helen with her top 10 ... and a few others ... :-) It's so hard to narrow it down to only 10!!

Without further ado, let's take a look at Helen's list.

The Greatest Gift by Rachael Johns

The Greatest Gift by Rachael Johns
This one blew me away not a romance but a woman’s fiction, and you will need a box of tissues to read this one. It follows the lives of an egg donor and the family that received the egg. It is moving, emotional and I loved it.


Now You're Mine by Avril Tremayne

Now You're Mine by Avril Tremayne
Oh my God, what can I say? This is an amazingly powerful story it is steamy and sexy, and there is humour. Yes, it has it all - a gorgeous hero, Kalan and a very vulnerable heroine, Jenna who journey to the best HEA. Their path is hot with a very exotic flavour. I couldn’t put it down.


Ten Days With The Highlander by Hayson Manning

Ten Days With The Highlander by Hayson Manning
I have said it before and will say it again, Ms Manning knows her craft. She knows how to pull a reader in with fabulous characters that will make you melt, smile, laugh, cry, and sigh. I am still smiling big time after finishing this awesome story.


The Traitor's Girl by Christine Wells

The Traitor's Girl by Christine Wells
This is such a fabulous story. It is so well written. The characters came to life on the pages with Russian spies, MI5 secret agents, and what they all did and went through just before the war, during it, and after with lives and loves lost. There is so much happening, so many memories. Ms Wells took me on a compelling journey with this one.

Playing the Player by Amy Andrews Playing with Forever by Amy Andrews 

Sydney Smoke Rugby series by Amy Andrews
Playing the Player | Playing with Forever
There have been four books in this series so far - two I read last year and two so far this year and there is no way I can choose a favourite out of them. I cannot leave them out either. They are fabulous steamy, sexy and fun stories. Ms Andrews has a way with words that will pull you in and have you sighing.


Leaving Ocean Road by Esther Campion

Leaving Ocean Road by Esther Campion
Huge congratulations must go to Ms Campion for a fabulous debut book. It was amazing. It pulled me in from page one, and that was it. I didn’t want to put it down. I got lost in this beautiful story of heartache, of life and of learning living again. Set in Australia and Ireland, I did some fabulous armchair travelling in this one.


The Stationmaster's Cottage by Phillipa Nefri Clark

The Stationmaster's Cottage by Phillipa Nefri-Clark
Wow! This is such an awesome story. It is a debut for Ms Nefri-Clark and a total winner. Such an amazing story, it’s a time slip set in the late 1960s and the present - a story of family secrets, true love, and lost love. My advice is - make yourself comfortable and sit back with this one because you are not going to want to put it down. I just adored this one and the sequel as well, Jasmine Sea.


Marry In Haste by Anne Gracie

Marry In Haste by Anne Gracie
I loved this one from page one. I was laughing so much throughout. Emm and Cal are just made for each other. Emm’s personality works so well with Cal. He has this idea that with these girls his family will run smoothly and let him get back to what he thinks he should be doing, well maybe not. Ms Gracie writes stories that are magical, and I can’t recommend them enough.


Catching Captain Nash by Anna Campbell

Catching Captain Nash by Anna Campbell

You can’t go wrong with an Anna Campbell story. They are sure to leave you smiling, and this one was so good. This is one of the Dashing Widow novellas - a reunion story that had me shedding a few tears, but of course, turning the pages.

The Greek's Forbidden Princess by Annie West 

The Greek's Forbidden Princess  by Annie West
Ms West is an auto-buy author for me. Her stories are magical journeys to the most gorgeous countries. Her heroes are to die for and so very loving, and her heroines strong and loving. For me, I have a real soft spot for a Greek hero, and well, Lambis is so very vulnerable, so afraid to love until Princess Amelie walks into his life again. This was the second in a series, and it was a toss-up between the two.

Nineteen Letters by Jodi Perry Sarah and the Secret Sheikh by Michelle Douglas  Conveniently Wed To The Greek by Kandy Shepherd  The Naturalist's Daughter by Tea Cooper 

I could have added a lot more to this list, but I had to stop at ten. For me, there are very few books that I do not get into and thoroughly enjoy reading. Romance and woman’s fiction is sure to take me on lots of journeys that make me smile. And I thank the authors who write them for us readers. Nineteen Letters is up there as well by Jodi Perry, Sarah and the Secret Sheikh by Michelle Douglas, Conveniently Wed to the Greek by Kandy Shepherd and I have just read Tea Cooper’s The Naturalist’s Daughter. Wow!

So those are Helen's favorite reads of 2017. What were yours?


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14 comments:

  1. So many great books and truly the authors should pat themselves on the back because of the smile they give to readers :)

    Have Fun
    Helen

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    1. It's really hard to pick a top 10, isn't it?

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  2. So thrilled to be part of this list, Helen and Deanna! Thank you :-)

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    1. There are some awesome authors on the list. Many of my favorites too.

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  3. Oh wow, THANKYOU! I am delighted you loved The Stationmaster's Cottage enough to include and promise to do my best to write lots more for you! Congratulations to all the lovely authors.

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    1. It's great to see you on the list. xoxo

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  4. I have not read any of those, but that is why 2018 is for

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    1. Some excellent books to add to your reading list for 2018. :-)

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  5. Great list of books. I haven't read any of them but a few look really interesting

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    1. Yeah, there are quite a few I haven't read there and quite of few of my favorite authors too.

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  6. I can highly recommend them all :) I hope you get to read some of them

    Have Fun

    Helen

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    1. Oh yeah, you'd recommend them all. They are in your top 10. :-)

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  7. They all look good. Mary In Haste was a lovely read. So agree on that.

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    1. Oh yeah, Anne Gracie is good. I haven't read her in ages but what I've read, I've loved.

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