To Read or Not to Read

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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer

In 2016 I read several new-to-me authors along with my standby favorites. Not all their books were new releases; several were older.

Today I want to share twelve authors with you that I enjoyed last year. The list is a mix of contemporary and historical romance genres because I read both, though two books are not romances: the first and the last. Most of the authors are women except, yes, the first and the last.

This is by no means a comprehensive list of authors I enjoy, nor is it more than a sampling of the dozens of books I read during the year. There are many more because, as an author, when I’m not writing, wrangling words with my creative-writing students at the college, or traipsing back roads with Blue the Cow Dog, I’m reading.

I hope you’ll find a few new-to-you books in this pile for the coming year.

Happy reading!

Randomly listed in no particular order of enjoyment:

  1. Louis L’Amour – Ride the River
  2. Karen Witemeyer – No Other Will Do, A Worthy Pursuit
  3. Cynthia Ruchti – Restoring Christmas
  4. Laura Frantz – Courting Morrow Little, The Mistress of Tall Acre, The Colonel’s Lady
  5. Liz Johnson – Where Two Hearts Meet
  6. Deeanne Gist – A Bride Most Begrudging
  7. Susan Meissner – The Girl in the Glass
  8. Jen Turano – After a Fashion
  9. Sarah Loudin Thomas – Until the Harvest
  10. Becky Wade – Undeniably Yours
  11. Beth Vogt – You Can’t Hurry Love
  12. William Paul Young – Eve

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2 thoughts on “To Read or Not to Read

  1. I’ve read a few of these, but I’ve read Courting Morrow Little at least 16 times. It’s a lesson in the use of inner and outer conflict to build tension and character. And I LOVE the story!!
    Thank you for the list1

    1. davalynn

      Jennifer, it was your mention of Morrow Little that prompted me to read it … and I was captivated! Thanks for stopping by.


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