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S.U.M.M.E.R. R.E.A.D.I.N.G. List


If you’re looking for something great to read this summer, check out my list of recommendations. And this list just happens to spell Summer Reading, so you know it’s good. 😉
I’ve only pulled out the best for you. I have rated each of these books with 5 stars.

SSilent Governess by Julie Klassen

UUntil We Reach Home by Lynn Austin

M – (The) Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz

MMy Heart Remembers by Kim Vogel Sawyer

E Every Bride Needs a Groom by Janice Thompson

RReluctant Melody by Sandra Ardoin


R(The) Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson

EEmma by Jane Austen

AAll Our Empty Places by Alicia Ruggieri

DDear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay

IIn Too Deep by Mary Connealy

NNorthanger Abbey by Jane Austen

GGoodbye, Magnolia by Krista Noorman

Unfamiliar with some of my recommendations? Here’s a mini review. Some books are  linked back to full reviews. 

Silent Governess is a must read for Regency fans. Klassen takes us on a journey that will keep your attention until the very end.

Until We Reach Home is one of those historical golds. Lynn opens up the world of an immigrant and allows us to walk in their shoes as they seek out their happily-ever-after in America.

The Mistress of Tall Acre takes you back to the year following the Revolutionary War. Frantz will keep you on the edge of your seat with rich detail and a subtle mystery.

My Heart Remembers follows the story of three siblings that were separated during their ride on the infamous Orphan Train. Sawyer will pull at your heartstrings with this warm tale.

If contemporary comedy is your thing, you’ll enjoy Every Bride Needs a Groom. Janice introduces us to a bride, her gown, and her search for the perfect groom.

Reluctant Melody throws two former lovers together. Sandra brings to life the story of redemption in this historical fiction.
*If you’re in the mood for something a little Christmasy this summer, look for Sandra’s novella, The Yuletide Angel. The Yuletide Angel is the forerunner for Reluctant Melody and is best read first.

Venture to Prince Edward Island, Canda in The Red Door Inn. Johnson brings a contemporary story of acceptance to this exceptional setting.
*Book 2 of this series is due to release this fall.

Emma remains a beloved classic for all the right reasons. Austen weaves together romance, charm, and humor in this delightful novel.

All Our Empty Places breathes grace into every page of the story in such a natural way. Revisit the Great Depression with Alicia in this beautifully told story.
*All Our Empty Places is the first of 3 books.

Dear Mr. Knightley is a story like none other. This contemporary story is told solely through letters and weaves hardships, romance, and quotes from your favorite classics together.

In Too Deep is the second book of a delightful historical fiction series. You’ll want to pick up Connealy’s entire series to get to know these three brothers and the women who come to love them.

Northanger Abbey is one of Austen’s lesser celebrated novels, but it’s a must read for her fans. Austen introduces us to a naive girl bound for adventure during her first season in Bath.

Goodbye, Magnolia is another look at the wedding season and perfect for a summer read. In this contemporary novel, Krista brings together a spurned heroine and her nemesis as they compete in the wedding photography business.
*Get to know another character from the story in Krista’s latest release, Until Then.

Did my Summer Reading list inspire you to add to your TBR pile this summer? Have you already enjoyed any of the books on my list? Do you have you a list to share with me? I’d love to hear your recommendations if you do!


9 thoughts on “S.U.M.M.E.R. R.E.A.D.I.N.G. List”

  1. Thank you so much for including my book on your list, Anita! Wow! What an honor to be on a reading list with some of my own favorite authors. And I definitely agree with Mistress of Tall Acre. I loved that book! And you can never go wrong with Mary Connealy or Jane Austin. 🙂

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