The temperatures here in Georgia are still a little steamy, but September’s on the calendar! It’s officially fall, y’all! The days of bonfires and sweaters and just curl-up-under-a-blanket-and-read are on their way! You know what that means–it’s time to get those TBR piles stacked up nice and high!

To help you out, I’ve got a bang-up giveaway going on for my beloved newsletter subscribers. (If you’re not a subscriber, don’t worry–you can still sign up and get in on the fun!) The last book in my Love Inspired Pine Valley series– A Rancher to Trust finaled for ACFW’s Carol award in the short novel category–and I’m giving away not only my own book–but also copies of the other two finalists in this category! Check ’em out!

First up we have the talented Jill Lynn’s wonderful Love Inspired romance The Rancher’s Unexpected Baby! Just look at that adorable cover. We’ve got a cowboy, an adorable baby, mountains–and even a red barn in the background. I love it!!

Next we have Barbara Britton’s Biblical fiction novel Lioness: Mahlah’s Journey. Ms. Britton is a new author to me, but she had me captivated by page one! You’re not going to want to miss this one!

Either of these books would be a fabulous fall addition to anybody’s TBR pile, am I right? (And you get mine, to boot!) Plus, one of these is guaranteed to be the Carol short novel winner–an extra bonus!

To enter, just scoot down and share what’s waiting on your TBR pile right now! Any particular book you’re looking forward to reading this fall? Are you reading a can’t-put-it-downer right now? We’d love to hear so we can fatten up our stacks, too! (Contest winners will be announced on Thursday, September 10 by 5 pm EDT. Sorry–but due to shipping costs, this contest is limited to newsletter subscribers residing in the United States)

And if your TBR pile is looking a little skimpy–don’t fret! I’ve got you covered! Scroll on down to see the new releases from ACFW this month! You’re sure to find some tempting treats on this list–and you can share your pick in the comments to be entered in the giveaway! (Note: Don’t fret if your comment doesn’t show up right away! Sometimes there’s a little delay–but it’ll get there, I promise!)

September 2020 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website.
Contemporary Romance:
Until I Met You by Tari Faris — Libby Kingsley dreams of a new life and a new library for the charming small town of Heritage, MI. Things get complicated when her big ideas threaten Austin Williams’ blueprints and his plan to leave town unattached. (Contemporary Romance from Revell – A Division of Baker Publishing Group)
A Love Redeemed by Lisa Jordan — They agreed to help each other out. No one mentioned falling in love. Back home after losing her job, Isabella Bradley plans to stay only long enough to save her father’s diner, but she can’t do it alone. Her childhood friend Tucker Holland has the perfect solution—he will renovate the diner if she’ll be a nanny for his twins. But as Isabella and Tucker reconnect, their arrangement begins to feel a lot less temporary… (Contemporary Romance from Love Inspired [Harlequin])
Contemporary:
 
The Edge of Belonging by Amanda Cox — When Ivy Rose returns to her hometown to oversee an estate sale, she soon discovers that her grandmother left behind more than trinkets and photo frames–she provided a path to the truth behind Ivy’s adoption. Shocked, Ivy seeks clues to her past, but a key piece to the mystery is missing. Twenty-four years earlier, Harvey James finds an abandoned newborn who gives him a sense of human connection for the first time in his life. His desire to care for the baby runs up against the stark fact that he is homeless. When he becomes entwined with two people seeking to help him find his way, Harvey knows he must keep the baby a secret or risk losing the only person he’s ever loved. In this dual-time story from debut novelist Amanda Cox, the truth–both the search for it and the desire to keep it from others–takes center stage as Ivy and Harvey grapple with love, loss, and letting go. (Contemporary from Revell [Baker])
Finding Wings by Deborah Raney — Taking care of her family is a blessing, but Britt thought there would be more to life–like falling in love . . . (Contemporary from Kregel Publications) 
Historical:
 
A Christmas Tale for Little Women by Linda Brooks Davis — Broadview is attired for Christmas. Adelaide Fitzgerald must provide two girls a Christmas like no other. Has she thought of everything? Has she accomplished enough? What would top off this Christmas in an extraordinary way? Addie’s answer lies just the other side of Rock Creek. What will it take for her to recognize it as the Christmas topper she’s been seeking? (Historical, Independently Published)
The Librarian of Boone’s Hollow by Kim Vogel Sawyer — During the Great Depression, city-dweller Addie Cowherd dreams of becoming a novelist and offering readers the escape that books had given her during her tragic childhood. When her father loses his job, she is forced to take the only employment she can find—delivering books on horseback to poor coal-mining families in the hills of Kentucky. But turning a new page will be nearly impossible in Boone’s Hollow, where residents are steeped in superstitions and deeply suspicious of outsiders. Even local Emmett Tharp feels the sting of rejection after returning to the tiny mountain hamlet as the first in his family to graduate college. And as the crippled economy leaves many men jobless, he fears his degree won’t be worth much in a place where most men either work the coal mine or run moonshine. As Addie also struggles to find her place, she’ll unearth the truth about a decades-old rivalry. But when someone sets out to sabotage the town’s library program, will the culprit chase Addie away or straight into the arms of the only person who can help her put a broken community back together? (Historical from Waterbrook/Multnomah [Random House])
Under the Tulip Tree by Michelle Shocklee — Sixteen-year-old Lorena Leland’s dreams of a rich and fulfilling life as a writer are dashed when the stock market crashes in 1929. Seven years into the Great Depression, Rena’s banker father has retreated into the bottle, her sister is married to a lazy charlatan and gambler, and Rena is an unemployed newspaper reporter. Eager for any writing job, Rena accepts a position interviewing former slaves for the Federal Writers’ Project. There, she meets Frankie Washington, a 101-year-old woman whose honest yet tragic past captivates Rena. As Frankie recounts her life as a slave, Rena is horrified to learn of all the older woman has endured—especially because Rena’s ancestors owned slaves. While Frankie’s story challenges Rena’s preconceptions about slavery, it also connects the two women whose lives are otherwise separated by age, race, and circumstances. But will this bond of respect, admiration, and friendship be broken by a revelation neither woman sees coming? (Historical from Tyndale House)
The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright — In 1928, the Bonaventure Circus has become a refuge for many, but Pippa Ripley was rejected from its inner circle as a baby and is no longer content to leave the reason for that rejection unquestioned. When she receives mysterious messages from someone called the “Watchman,” she is determined to find him and the connection to her birth. As Pippa’s search leads her to a man seeking justice for his murdered sister and evidence that a serial killer has been haunting the circus train, she must decide if uncovering her roots is worth putting herself directly in the path of the killer. Decades later, an old circus train depot’s future hangs in the balance–it will either be torn down or preserved for historical importance, and its fate rests on Realtor Chandler Faulk’s shoulders. As she dives deep into the depot’s history, she’s also balancing a newly diagnosed disease and the pressures of single motherhood. When she discovers clues to unsolved murders of the past, Chandler is pulled into a story far darker and more haunting than even an abandoned train depot could portend. (Historical from Bethany House [Baker])
Historical Romance:
 
Enduring Dreams by Sandra Ardoin — Claire Kingsley once dared to assert herself into the male world of 1890s architecture. It cost her husband both his life and an heir. Now fear controls her choices and her dreams. When offered a chance to create another design, she fights against the pull, afraid of further disaster. But disturbing news ignites a fierce loyalty to her past love and a powerful attraction to a new one—an attraction she resists…for his sake. Mark Gregory’s first architectural project in town comes with the proviso that he works with a female. He balks, even though Claire stirs his heart like no other woman. Yet, with a loan payment looming, risking his business on someone of unknown talent invites failure, a word he’s struck from his vocabulary. When bigotry and Claire’s fears threaten an important commission, will she summon the courage to help Mark succeed, or will she destroy another man’s dream? (Historical Romance from Corner Room Books)
Light in the Mountain Sky by Misty M. Beller — Determined to prove her worth, Meksem fiercely fought to earn her place among the warriors in her Nez Perce camp. When her half-sister is captured by an enemy tribe, she refuses to trust the rescue to anyone else. But her new friends insist on joining her mission, and she battles between relief and frustration at their presence. Especially the white man who peers at her as if he can see through the face of the warrior she struggles so hard to maintain. Spaniard Adam Vargas thrives on adventure wherever his travels take him. He’s fallen in love with this Rocky Mountain wilderness, as well as the spotted horses the Nez Perce tribe raise. His fascination with this Indian maiden-turned-warrior catches him off guard though, including the way she seems to be fighting for more than her sister’s safe return. The journey proves more perilous than any of the group expects, and the secret Meksem hides becomes impossible to conceal. If they live through this mission, the life they knew will never be the same again. (Historical Romance, Independently Published)
A Joyful Christmas by Cynthia Hickey, Liz Johnson, Vickie McDonough, Liz Tolsma, Carrie Turansky, and Erica Vetsch — A Christmas Collection to Warm the Heart Grab a warm cup of tea and watch as romance is kindled and joy is restored to broken lives during six bygone era Christmas celebrations. (Historical from Barbour Publishing)
Love’s Pure Light by Susanne Dietze, Shannon McNear, Deborah Raney, and Janine Rosche — Be transported to unique time periods as you follow a treasured family nativity set through four generations of the Shepherd family. (Historical Romance from Barbour Publishing)
Palmer Girl by Dawn Klinge — When insurance tycoon, Cornelius Nordeman, is recruited to work for the Exposition Corporation, the New Yorker brings his family to live at the Palmer House Hotel, far away from any reminders of a recent tragedy. He’s hopeful this move will offer respite from his family’s grief. Elizabeth Nordeman, his daughter, has something to prove, which leads her to seek work as a florist at Marshall Field’s, Chicago’s finest department store. John Lewis knows something is different and intriguing about the new florist he hired. When his boss, Marshall Field, informs him that Elizabeth is the Nordeman heiress, his job suddenly becomes more complicated–especially when he finds himself falling for her. On the eve of the Columbian Exposition of 1893, Chicago prepares to prove that it’s a first-class city, and the brightest minds from around the country will plan the most spectacular fair the world has seen. The World’s Fair will bring change and innovation into a society bound tightly by class and tradition. Elizabeth’s heart longs to push against those boundaries, so what’s holding her back? (Historical Romance, Independently Published)
Love at First Flight by Linda Shenton Matchett — Evelyn Reid would rather fly than do anything else, so when war engulfs the U.S., she joins the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron. One of the program’s top pilots, she is tapped for pursuit plane training…the dream of a lifetime until she discovers the instructor is her ex-fiancé, Jasper MacPherson. Collecting enough points to rotate stateside, fighter pilot Jasper MacPherson is assigned to teach the WAFS how to fly the army way. Bad enough to be training women, but things take a turn for the worse when his former fiancée shows up as one of his students. (Historical Romance from Shortwave Press)
Mystery:
 
The Sleuth’s Surprise by Kimberly Rose Johnson — Mary Daley has been the sheriff of Tipton County for more than two decades, but someone wants her job. When it seems circumstances can’t get more complicated, a murder happens on her watch. Had she been the intended victim? Deputy Chief Lyle Griffin only wants Mary to be happy, but when he asks her if she’d consider retiring, it sets off a string of events and emotions that muddy their friendship. Nancy Daley-Malone can’t believe anyone would run for sheriff against her mom. She is onboard to help run the best campaign Tipton County has ever seen until the sheriff’s opponent is murdered and Nancy’s husband joins the race. On top of that, it appears someone is out to kill her mother as well. Can Nancy, along with the sheriff’s department, find the murderer before it’s too late? Will Lyle and Mary be able to admit their feelings for one another or will the status quo remain? (Mystery from Mountain Brook Ink)

Romantic Suspense:
 
Airborne by DiAnn Mills — A female FBI agent boards an international flight, and two hours into the flight, a deadly virus spreads through the aircraft. (Romantic Suspense from Tyndale House)
Speculative:
 
Forsaken Island by Sharon Hinck — The people of Meriel have long believed their island world floats alone in the vast ocean universe, so they are astonished when another island drifts into view. With resources becoming scarce, Carya and Brantley quickly volunteer to search the new land for supplies. After navigating a barrier of menacing trees, the pair encounter a culture of perpetually happy people who readily share their talents and their possessions. But all is not what it seems. At the core of the island is a horror that threatens everyone, including Brantley and Carya. Freeing the villagers of the bondage they’ve chosen may cost Carya and Brantley more than they could have imagined. Even if the two succeed, they’ll have to find a way to return to Meriel quickly … or be cut off from their home forever. (Speculative from Enclave Publishing)  
Plus check out these recent additions to Fiction Finder published within the past month:
Holiday Hitches at Mustang Pass by Cindy M. Amos, A deputy falls in love with a judge’s daughter while racing to build a new church building in time for his three friends’ weddings. (Historical Romance)
 
All I Ever Needed by D. L. Lane, He’s the beast lurking within the shadows. She’s the beauty living in the light. (Contemporary Romance)
Sown in Peace by Joy Avery Melville, How much can one wounded soul take? (General Contemporary)
Puppy Ciao by Annette O’Hare, In the small town of Kerrville, Texas, thirteen-year-old Jeannie McKay rescues two purebred Weimaraner puppies found drowning in Johnson Creek and vows to find out who is responsible. (Children’s)

102 Comments

  1. Debra Pruss on September 7, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    I am not sure there is enough room for all my to be read books. I am reading The First To Lie by Hank Phillippi Ryan for Brenda Novak’s book club. I am looking forward to the next Hannah Swensen mystery to be released the end of the month. Brenda Novak is releasing a new book in October as is Debbie Macomber. I am working on a Bible Study, The Answers to Your Deepest Longings, 40 Days Through the Bible by Lysa Terkeurst and Provers 31 Ministries Team. I also have The JoyKeepers by Suzanne Eller, The Room on Rue Ameliae by Kristin Harmel, The Midwife Murders by James Patterson. This just touches the surface. Thank you for the opportunity.

    • Laurel Blount on September 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm

      Wow, Debra–you have some great authors in that line up! I’m making notes!!

  2. Jane E Casey on September 7, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    Have all the Brooklyn K-9 series that are out right now waiting in my TBR pile. Have read the first one, but decided to wait until they are all out before I read the rest. Don’t usually do that, but thought I’d try it at least once. lol

    • Laurel Blount on September 7, 2020 at 6:15 pm

      Oh, you have some self control, Jane! There are some fabulous authors in that series!! I admit, I really do get impatient when I have to wait for the rest of a series to come out, and I do love it when I happen across a complete series so I can binge read all of ’em in a row!!

  3. Trudy C on September 7, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Oh, man! I have 850 pages on my Kindle, so there’s 6 “books” per page, but quite a few of those are series, and some have over 20 books in them, so there’s around 3500 (I think!) books on there, and then I have close to 100 paperbacks I haven’t read yet. So, there’s A LOT of books! I may never read all of them, but I’m going to give it my best shot!! My philosopy is, you can NEVER have too many books!! My oldest sister says that she and I aren’t happy if we don’t have stacks of books waiting for us. She’s been over 3 times to get books to borrow since Covid started.

    • Laurel Blount on September 7, 2020 at 7:46 pm

      Trudy, you and I are kindred spirits. I have the same philosophy! Too many books? How is that even possible? Since Covid started, I have actually made some inroads on my huge TBR pile–yours sounds a leetle bigger than mine, but not by much!! And how great is it to have a sister to share books with?! You are blessed!!

  4. Natalya Lakhno on September 7, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    So many books…so little time!
    I’ve really enjoyed Sown in Peace ❤️
    K-9 stories are on my list too….I think I’m reading out of order 🤣

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 6:35 am

      Yes! So many books, so little time–for sure! Sown in Peace? I haven’t read that one yet, but it’s on my list. Love Joy Avery Melville!

  5. hartfiction on September 8, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Something Worth Doing, by Jane Kirkpatrick
    Until I Met You, by Tari Faris
    The Edge of Belonging, by Amanda Cox
    Autumn Skies, by Denise Hunter
    And I love Christmas stories, so I have countless others to read too!

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 11:22 am

      Oh, I definitely want to read The Edge of Belonging and Until I Met You, too! And the others sound delicious as well. So many books–I need more reading time!! (And Christmas stories are a big yes from me!!)

  6. Rene D Szklenski on September 8, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Lioness sounds mighty fine to me as I am an adoptee with a missing twin sister.

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 11:24 am

      Oh, wow, Rene! A missing twin? That is heartbreaking. I have two adopted children, and there are so many things they don’t know about their families–it can be very painful. And yes, I’m reading Lioness now, and it’s so good!!

  7. Virginia C on September 8, 2020 at 11:11 am

    Enjoyed your newsletter–that candy recipe brought back sweet memories! Thanks for this super giveaway! My next book to read is “Maureen O’Hara: The Biography”–a great screen beauty and a great lady.

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 11:25 am

      Maureen O’Hara is a big favorite of mine! I loved her in The Quiet Man–and so many others. I may have to add that book to my (ever expanding) list!! Have you made cornflake candy too? It’s so good–as a matter of fact, my son is planning to make a batch tonight. We can’t wait!!

      • Virginia C on September 8, 2020 at 11:33 am

        Yes–corn flake candy and also “preacher cookies” (aka school house cookies or lunchbox cookies)

        • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 12:28 pm

          Preacher cookies sound interesting!!

          • Virginia C on September 8, 2020 at 12:45 pm

            “It got it’s name because it could be prepared quickly when a housewife looked out her window and saw the preacher riding up the mountain on his horse. By the time the preacher arrived, the cookies were cooling.” https://therevivalist.info/preacher-cookies/



          • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 1:54 pm

            Wow, thanks, Virginia! I love this–I’ve got to try them!



  8. hendeis on September 8, 2020 at 11:12 am

    Good morning! 🙋‍♀️ Tons of eBooks to read, but looking forward to reading It will be Forever by Jennifer Rodewald, a novel I won in a giveaway! 💜☕

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 11:27 am

      Jennifer Rodewald is a new author for me–I’ll have to check her out! And oh, yes–I have so many books on my Kindle to read! It’s a delightful problem to have–but I sure wish I could squeeze in a bit more reading time!! I’m currently writing four different books though–at various stages–so free time isn’t happening right now, lol!

  9. Linda A Gawthrop on September 8, 2020 at 11:15 am

    The Woman Who Smashed Codes – it’s our County’s Read One Book recommendation.

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 11:28 am

      Hi, Linda. That sounds like a great program! I’ve never heard of it, but I love the concept. I haven’t heard of that particular book, but I’m going to look it up!! The title sounds intriguing!

  10. Kara on September 8, 2020 at 11:19 am

    I have so many free ebooks but would read A Rancher to Trust next if I win. I lost my book collection in the move years back that I am barely getting paperbacks started in my collection again.

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 11:29 am

      That’s such a compliment, Kara! Thanks! I’m always so flattered when one of my books makes it onto somebody’s to-be-read list! And how terrible to lose your book collection!!! That would break my heart–so many old favorites on my shelves… I’m glad you’re starting to build your library again!

  11. Betty Smith on September 8, 2020 at 11:32 am

    I have been reading books about the Amish. They are fiction but heartwarming

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 12:27 pm

      Oh, yes–I love Amish fiction–reading it and writing it! I’m so excited about the first book of my Johns Mill Amish series–and I’m writing the second one now. You are so right–Amish fiction is uplifting, and I love the values those stories reflect!

  12. Lori R on September 8, 2020 at 11:33 am

    I just added several of the books you showed. I have no idea how many books are on my Kindle!

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 12:27 pm

      Neither do I, Lori, and I keep adding them! When it comes to books, I’m like a kid in a candy store!!

  13. Melissa Pettersen on September 8, 2020 at 11:35 am

    I’m reading Covert Cover-Up by Elizabeth Goddard at the moment. Really good!! I think next in my TBR is Forgotten Secrets by Karen Kirst.

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 12:28 pm

      You have excellent taste, Melissa! You can’t go wrong with Elizabeth or Karen!!

  14. hailey Wagner on September 8, 2020 at 11:51 am

    Have all the Brooklyn K-9 series sounds so good cant wait to read them all !!

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 12:29 pm

      Yes!! There are some fabulous authors in that series, Hailey, so it’s sure to be wonderful!!

  15. Darlene on September 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    My TBR list contains: Far On The Ringing Plains, The Amish Menorah, The Farm Stand, The Ranchers Unexpected Baby, The Meek & many more!

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 12:30 pm

      The Rancher’s Unexpected Baby is so good! I haven’t read the others, but The Farm Stand book is on my list, and I’m intrigued by The Amish Menorah. I’ll have to check out the others, too–my TBR pile is exploding! What a great problem to have!!

  16. donna holder on September 8, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    i have several books waiting to be read. iam busy so i sneak them in

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 1:54 pm

      Donna, I completely understand this–sneaky reading is one of my superpowers, too!

  17. Lynette on September 8, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    I have Until I Met You, A Rancher to Trust, and The Rancher’s Unexpected Baby on my TBR list. It’s hard to read as much as I’d like with the boys having virtual school.

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 1:56 pm

      Hi, Lynette–yay! I am always so honored when one of my books is on somebody’s TBR list. You’ll love Jill Lynn’s book! And yes–I know what you mean. We’ve recently started back homeschooling, so reading time is at a premium here, too!!

  18. Paty Hinojosa Gómez on September 8, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    Hi Laurel!!
    Next on my TBR are:
    Backlash by Rachel Dylan
    The Key to Love by Betsy St Amant
    Thanks for the chance!! Your books sound awesome! Would love to win one!
    Blessings!

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 1:57 pm

      Hi, Paty! Rachel Dylan is a favorite, but Betsy St. Amant is new to me! I’ll have to check her out!

  19. Maritza F. on September 8, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    I have over 10,000 bus in kindle form and paperback. Can never have enough. I’m addicted to books and reading, it’s my only hobby.

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 1:59 pm

      Hi, Maritza! I totally agree with you–you can never have enough books. So many wonderful stories to enjoy!!

  20. Audrey W. on September 8, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    Congratulations to all the finalists (including you, Laurel!). This is a great feature, and I appreciate being able to see everyone’s book in this way. Good luck, all!

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm

      Thanks, Audrey! I love seeing my book in such stellar company! And I always love sharing ACFW’s new releases–I really appreciate them compiling this list each month! (They’re one of the reasons my TBR pile is teetering into the stratosphere!!)

  21. susiesellnergmailcom on September 8, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    My TBR pile is tall, but I think I’m going to read Barbara Hinske’s Guiding Emily next after two WWII novels I’m just about to finish. I’d love to read your books!

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 2:16 pm

      Hi, Susie! Barbara Hinske is another new name for me. I love that title–I’m going to go look her up!!

  22. Rebekah M on September 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Hi Laurel! The next book on my TBR pile is Until I Met You by Tari Faris.

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 2:18 pm

      Hi, Rebekah! That one does sound good!! I haven’t read the first book in that series yet–do you think I should read that one before Until I Met You?

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 2:20 pm

      I haven’t gotten into audio books yet, but they are gaining in popularity, so I might take the plunge and try them out! I love listening to podcasts while I am cooking or cleaning, so maybe audio books would be something I’d enjoy, too!

  23. Shirley Nickel on September 8, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    Julia Klassen’s new book.

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 2:34 pm

      Hi, Shirley! I haven’t read any of Julia Klassen’s books, so I went over to Amazon to check her out. I’ll tell you what–her covers are absolutely gorgeous!!!

  24. Glenda on September 8, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    My TBR list is getting packed with inspirational romance, cozy mysteries, sweet contempory romance, mysteries and suspense romance. Getting ready for winter, snow, fireplace, cozy blanket, a cup of coffee and a good book.
    Right now I am reading Granny Undercover by Harper Lin.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win free books.
    Stay safe, strong and healthy.
    God Bless

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 2:49 pm

      Glenda, we have the same taste in books–and your reading plans sound wonderfully cozy! Harper Lin is a new name for me. A Secret agent granny??? I love it! I’m going to have to check these books out!!

  25. Sally Fester on September 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Hi! I gave a pile of TBR books, but need to start on Wanda Brunstetter’s series The Amish Greenhouse Series plus new author Elizabeth Brooke and another series to start by Samantha Jillian Bayarr. I’m sure I’ll get to these once cold weather sets in

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 3:04 pm

      Hi, Sally! I’ve read Wanda Brunstetter, but I haven’t read her Amish Greenhouse series! I’ll check out the other two authors you mentioned as well. Yes, cold weather is so wonderful for reading–and thanks to you all, my TBR pile is going to be all set for winter! Yay!

  26. Robin Whitaker on September 8, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    My next book on my TBR pile is The Inn at Holiday Bay: Proof in the Photo by Kathi Daley.

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 3:35 pm

      Hi, Robin! Kathi Daley is a new author to me–I’ll have to check that one out!

  27. Barbie D on September 8, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    The Amish Midwife by Mindy Starns Clark & Leslie Gould

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 3:34 pm

      Hi, Barbie–yes–that title sounds irresistible!! Adding it to my list!

  28. Linda Palmer on September 8, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    I have two ARCs to read as soon as I finish my current books. One ARC is nonfiction by Christine Dillon, although she writes fiction also. The other ARC is Falling for Tallulah by Tina Dee. I have a book that I won waiting to be read, Western collection of Her Rodeo Cowboy by Debra Clopton and The Rancher’s Answered Prayer by Arlene James. My two current reads are Firstborn by Robin Lee Hatcher and Chain of Mercy by Brenda S. Anderson.

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 5:24 pm

      Linda, I love that you’re reading two books currently! I’m the same way–I almost never have only one book going. Sounds like you have a fabulous stack of goodies to read! Making notes of these titles…

  29. Lynn Brown on September 8, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    I’m just fixing to start Cave of Secrets by Shannon Moore Redmon. Thanks for the chance.

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 5:23 pm

      Hi, Lynn! Cave of Secrets–now that’s an enticing title!! Sounds intriguing!

  30. Karen M on September 8, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    My next books to read are The Italian’s Unexpected Heir by Jennifer Faye, Caught if the Crossfire by Nichole Severn, The Christmas Inn by Stella Maclean and The Wife Who Knew Too Much by Michele Campbell.

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 5:41 pm

      Karen, all of those sound really good!! And you have a Christmas one in there, too–those are always fun!

  31. Alicia Haney on September 8, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    Right now I am more than half ways reading Until I Find You by Rea Frey, and it is a very good book. I am behind in reading what is in my TBR list, and am adding even more. Have a Great week and stay safe. All these books sound and look Great , Thank you for sharing them.

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 5:44 pm

      Hi, Alicia! I know what you mean–I am way behind on my reading, too. I joke that if my TBR pile topples over, it could crush me in my sleep, lol. Well, maybe not–but only because so many of my books are on Kindle now! I’ll have to check out Until I Find You! Rea Frey would be a new author for me–and I just love discovering new writers!

  32. Kathy Johnson on September 8, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    I have these on my TBR list, so to win them would be amazing!! Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 6:49 pm

      Yay, Kathy!! Always makes me so happy to find out I’m on somebody’s TBR list! Good luck!!

  33. Amelia on September 8, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    Any Love Inspired Suspense books.

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 6:51 pm

      Hi, Amelia! You can’t go wrong with those! So many talented authors!! And I can tell you, they are all absolutely wonderful people, too.

  34. Kathy Johnson on September 8, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    I have all these books on my TBR list so to win them would be AMAZING!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

    • Laurel Blount on September 9, 2020 at 6:40 am

      Kathy, you are so welcome! I’m always so honored to hear that I’m on a reader’s TBR list–thank you! And good luck!!

  35. Gloria Mayo on September 8, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    I just finished The Sleuth’s Miscalculation byKimberly Rose Johnson and have started Snowed Under (A Maggie McDonald Mystery). I enjoy Love Inspired books! Hope I win 🙂

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 6:52 pm

      Oooh, Gloria–I’m definitely going to have to check those out! Love those titles! And yes–I love Love Inspired books, too!! Good luck!

      • Linda Dreher on September 8, 2020 at 7:07 pm

        I am looking forward to reading Love at First Flight.

        • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 7:46 pm

          Linda, I thought that one looked great–and I love the cover!!

  36. Linda Herold on September 8, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    There are many new cozy mysteries that I want to read!

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 7:47 pm

      I love cozy mysteries, too, Linda!! Perfect kind of story for a chilly fall evening!!

  37. Jeanne Takenaka on September 8, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    Congratulations on being a Carol finalist, Laurel! My TBR pile is quite large (shelves and shelves, in fact!) The next book on my TBR pile is Tari Faris’ Until I Met You. Thanks for sharing the books of you and finalists in your category, and for the list of other new releases. I’ll be checking them out.

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 7:52 pm

      Thanks, Jeanne! LOL–I am relieved to hear I’m not the only one with a monster TBR pile! Just too many wonderful books out there–we can’t let them slip by! Several folks have mentioned Tari Faris’ Until I Met You–I’m going to bump that up on my list!!

  38. Linda Stringer on September 8, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    I’m currently reading Everglades Escape by Kathleen Tailer. On my TBR pile: Peril on the Mountain by Elizabeth Goddard (it’s a 2 in 1) Deadly Mountain Pursuit by Carol J. Post and Mary Alford (another 2 in 1) Covert Cover-up by Elizabeth Goddard With all Her Heart by Kat Brookes, Fatal Ranch Reunion by Jaycee Bullard and many more

    • Laurel Blount on September 8, 2020 at 8:23 pm

      Hi, Linda! Oh, you have some real goodies on that list!! Sounds like your TBR pile is as tall as mine!! We’re all set for the chilly weather!

  39. Hilda Etherton on September 8, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    Hi Laurel,

    The next book on my TBR pile is A Father’s Promise by Mindy Obenhaus. Your book as well as the other have caught my attention. Can’t wait to read them.

    Be safe.

    Hilda

    • Laurel Blount on September 9, 2020 at 6:25 am

      Hi, Hilda! Oh, yes–I love Mindy Obenhaus! Not only is she a fabulous author, but she’s also a truly fun and delightful person! You can never go wrong with one of her books!

  40. Jennifer Chatman on September 8, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    I just finished reading two good ones. 1) Heart of the Matter by: Marta Perry, 2) The Baby Promise by: Carolyne Aarsen and now I’m reading two more 1) The Hero Next Door by: Irene Hannon and 2) A Colorado Match by: Deb Kastner. I have a whole bookshelf full of TBR books. I just had a baby in January and so it’s been hard to find time to read. I’ve been home with her since she was born and was not able to go back to work due to COVID-19 closing my work place down, which is a child care center but we recently opened back up and so now I take the chance read during our centers nap time or on my break. Plus I don’t leave the house without at least one book in my bag. I look forward to digging into all of these TBR books that I have. Thank you for a chance to enter!

    • Laurel Blount on September 9, 2020 at 6:29 am

      Hi, Jennifer! Congratulations on your new addition! What a blessing!! I know exactly how precious reading time gets when there’s a baby in the house, lol! Sounds like you and I are very much alike–I never go anywhere without a book either, and I also squeeze in reading time whenever I can. You definitely have some wonderful authors in your line up–those are some of my favorites, too!!

  41. sarah design on September 8, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Lioness is the next MUST RE
    AD!!!!

    • Laurel Blount on September 9, 2020 at 6:31 am

      Hi, Sarah! Yes!! It’s wonderful! I’d never read Barbara Britton before–I’m so glad I’ve discovered her!!

  42. Tamitra K. on September 8, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    First of all thank you for the awesome giveaway. My TBR just keeps growing. One is The Rancher’s unexpected Baby by Jill Lynn and also I’m waiting for The Wicked Aftermath by Melissa Foster and the Gritty Truth also by Melissa Foster. I have to say I’m a fan of your books I have read and enjoyed them immensely. I have so many TBR I could be here all night naming them. But it goes without saying you are on my TBR list.

    • Laurel Blount on September 9, 2020 at 6:34 am

      Hi, Tamitra! Oh, yes, I love Jill Lynn!! I haven’t read any Melissa Foster books–I’ll have to check her out. And thank you for your sweet words–it makes my day to hear you’ve enjoyed my books! My TBR pile is exactly the same–HUGE! So many wonderful books!!

  43. Linda McFarland on September 8, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    So many choices! I just finished s The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus, it was a goodie. Also, just finished Almost a Bride by Jody Hedlund. My TBR just keeps growing and I love it!

    • Laurel Blount on September 9, 2020 at 6:36 am

      Hi, Linda! Now, the Haunting at Bonaventure Circus is definitely on my list!! I’ve seen that book everywhere recently, and I’m so intrigued! I can’t wait to read it. And Jody Hedlund is always a good choice. My TBR is the same–I’m so busy writing right now that my reading time is limited, but I keep adding books–there are just so many wonderful choices out there!

  44. Lisa Sanetra on September 9, 2020 at 7:43 am

    HI Linda, On my TBR list are several books by Tamera Alexander and Francine Rivers. I will get to them as soon as I finish reading “Think Better Live Better” by Joel Osteen, which is an awesome book!

    • Laurel Blount on September 9, 2020 at 9:13 am

      Hi, Lisa! Oh, I love Francine Rivers! I have one of hers on my TBR pile, too. Joel Osteen’s book sounds uplifting–and boy, we all sure need a big dose of that these days!

  45. Debra Guyette on September 9, 2020 at 8:45 am

    Ihve so many books on my wait list. The one I want the most is Gil Koger’s next Colletti Warlord book

    • Laurel Blount on September 9, 2020 at 9:12 am

      Ooh, Debra. That sounds intriguing. I’m going to have to go look that one up on Amazon!!

  46. Sarah Taylor on September 9, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    I have been reading the books of The Blackwell Sisters such great books by Melinda Curtis Amy Vastine Anna Stewart Carol Ross and Cari Lynn Webb and have so many more on my TBR list Thank you for this amazing giveaway!

    • Laurel Blount on September 10, 2020 at 6:21 am

      Hi, Sarah! Oh, yes! Harlequin Heartwarming books are always stellar additions to a TBR pile!! I haven’t read that series, though–I need to check it out!

  47. Jane Squires on September 10, 2020 at 4:48 am

    Bookcases of books four deep.

    • Laurel Blount on September 10, 2020 at 6:23 am

      Wow, Jane! I had to smile–you and I are so much alike!! I always tell people my decorating style is “books.”

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