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Top 25 Authors of 2018

 

 

 

 

This was a VERY difficult list to create… first, I began gathering the names of all my favorite authors. After re-checking my bookcases and bookshelf blog, I found that I have well over 100 names! Now, this might not sound like a lot to some of you, but I was astounded that I had that many favorite authors – those whom I refuse to part with their books!

I began paring down… whew, that was rough! What I really wanted to do was to name them all — but that seemed to defeat the purpose of listing the TOP chosen few.

I tried — I really did — and I still didn’t get everyone on the list that I hoped to!

So… without further adieu.

Here’s my personal list of the TOP TWENTY-FIVE AUTHORS for 2019:

   Jennifer Beckstrand    Vannetta Chapman    Valerie Comer    Rachel L. Miller

   Dana Mentink    JC Morrows    Macy Morrows    Tricia Goyer    Ruth Logan Herne

   Jean C. Gordon    Barbara Cameron    Suzanne Woods Fisher    Charlotte Hubbard 

   Ruth Reid    Shelley Shepard Gray    Molly Jebber    Kathy Fuller    Kelly Irvin

   Lilian Jackson Braun    Emma Miller   Amos Wyse    Laura J. Marshall    

   Grace Livingston Hill    Philip Gulley    Jan Karon

 

God bless you!

 

Blogpost © Donna J. Mynatt 2018

 

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Top Love Inspired Authors/Books of 2014

 

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This was difficult, as it includes…

Love Inspired
Love Inspired Classics
Love Inspired Suspense
Love Inspired Historical

There are surely others, but I’ll stop with these. Love Inspired includes Amish novels — there isn’t a unique category for it.

Here’s my list of the TOP 10 LOVE INSPIRED AUTHORS:

Emma Miller   Irene Hannon   Patricia Davids   Rebecca Kertz

Rachelle McCalla   Marta Perry    Lenora Worth   Lyn Cote

Loree Lough   Ruth Logan Herne

 

Emma Miller is the author of the Hannah’s Daughters series:

#1 – Courting Ruth
#2 – Miriam’s Heart
#3 – Anna’s Gift
#4 – Leah’s Choice
#5 – Redeeming Grace
#6 – Johanna’s Bridegroom
#7 – Rebecca’s Christmas Gift
#8 – Hannah’s Courtship

 

My favorite Love Inspired books (including Amish & Suspense):

1. Noah’s Sweetheart by Rebecca Kertz

2. Jedidiah’s Bride by Rebecca Kertz

3. The Lawman’s Holiday Wish by Ruth Logan Herne

4. The Firefighter’s New Family by Gail Gaymer Martin

5. Defending the Duchess by Rachelle McCalla

6. Royal Wedding Threat by Rachelle McCalla

7. In Pursuit of a Princess by Lenora Worth

8. The Soldier’s Mission by Lenora Worth

9. A Certain Hope by Lenora Worth

10. A Certain Love by Lenora Worth

 

…and my favorite Love Inspired Amish Suspense books:

1. Plain Admirer by Patricia Davids

2. Plain Pursuit by Alison Stone

3. Plain Secrets by Kit Wilkinson

4. Hidden in Plain View by Diane Burke

5. Danger in Amish Country by Marta Perry, Diane Burke, & Kit Williamson

God bless you!

 

© Donna J. Mynatt 2015

Top 10 Quilts of Love Books/Authors of 2014

 

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For this series, I am listing the author — and book — for my top ten favorites!

Note: I am reviewing Masterpiece Marriage by Gina Welborn next week… and A Stitch in Crime by Cathy Elliot soon, so I wanted to mention them, but I don’t yet know if they’ll be favorites.

So… without further adieu

Here’s my personal list of the TOP 10 QUILTS OF LOVE BOOKS/AUTHORS for 2014:

1. The Christmas Quilt – Vannetta Chapman

2. Scraps of Evidence – Barbara Cameron

3. Quilted by Christmas – Jodie Baker

4. A Promise in Pieces – Emily T. Wierenga

5. Aloha Rose – Lisa Carter

6. A Grand Design – Amber Stockton

7. Tempest’s Course – Lynette Sowell

8.  Path of Freedom – Jennifer Hudson Taylor

9. Rival Hearts – Tara Randel

10. Swept Away – Laura V. Hilton, Cindy Loven

 

…and I’m listing several that I enjoyed, but never considered a favorite – because I had not yet fallen in love with the World War II era… now that I have, I plan to re-read these:

1. A Wild Goose Chase Christmas – Jennifer AlLee

2. Maybelle in Stitches – Joyce Magnin

3. Pieces of Her Heart – Bonnie S. Calhoun

Please check back tomorrow… for my list of favorite inspirational authors!

God bless you!

 

© Donna J. Mynatt 2015

Top Inspirational Authors of 2014

 

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This list includes several authors who are pretty much on every favorite inspirational author list… their books have been a lifeline at times!

So… without further adieu

Here’s my personal list of the TOP INSPIRATIONAL AUTHORS for 2014:

Jan Karon   Philip Gulley   Barbara Cameron   Vannetta Chapman

Robin Jones Gunn   Rachel Hauck   Hannah Alexander

Angela D. Meyer   Holly Michael   Grace Livingston Hill

 

Please check back tomorrow… for my list of favorite Quilts of Love authors!

God bless you!

 

© Donna J. Mynatt 2015

Top Historical Authors of 2014

 

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This was more difficult a list to complete than I could have imagined… after all, I refer to Amish fiction as my #1 favorite genre… but apparently I have lots of favorite authors who write historical fiction — and I refuse to part with their books!

So… without further adieu

Here’s my personal list of the TOP 12 HISTORICAL AUTHORS for 2014:

Janette Oke   Melanie Dickerson   Mary Ellis   Sarah Loudin Thomas

Rachel Muller   Sarah Sundin   Tracie Peterson   Colleen Coble

Cara Putman   Mary Conneally   Martha Rogers   Loree Lough

 

Please check back tomorrow… for my list of favorite inspirational authors!

God bless you!

 

© Donna J. Mynatt 2015

Top 10 Authors of 2014

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This was a very difficult list to create… first, I began gathering the names of all my favorite authors. After re-checking my bookcases and bookshelf blog, I found that I had well over 100 names! Now, this might not sound like a lot to some of you, but I was astounded that I had that many favorite authors – those whom I refuse to part with their books!

I began paring down… whew, that was rough! What I really wanted to do was to name them all — but that seemed to defeat the purpose of listing the TOP chosen few.

I tried — I really did — but I finally had to list my favorite authors by genre — and I still didn’t get everyone on the list that I hoped to!

So… without further adieu

Here’s my personal list of the TOP TEN 15 AMISH AUTHORS for 2014:

   Jennifer Beckstrand    Amy Clipston    Vannetta Chapman    Ruth Reid    

   Emma Miller    Barbara Cameron    Suzanne Woods Fisher    BJ Hoff

   Mary Ellis    Cindy Woodsmall    Laura V. Hilton    Wanda Brunstetter    

   Charlotte Hubbard (also as Naomi King)    Beth Wiseman    Jerry Eicher    

 

… and I have to mention two new Amish authors who are wonderful:

    Elizabeth Byler Younts      Rachel L. Miller

 

 

Please check back tomorrow… for my list of favorite historical authors!

God bless you!

 

© Donna J. Mynatt 2015

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