14 May 2013

Diana Flowers' Spring/Summer Recommended Reads!

Here are some of my favorite, highly recommended spring/summer picks in no particular order:


Return to Shirley Plantation by Carrie Fancett Pagels, Mar. 2013
This is a riveting, historical read you won't want to miss. Truly a memorable story!




Captured by Moonlight by Christine Lindsay, May 2013
If you enjoy exotic, romantic settings with lots of excitement this one is for you!




Whispers of a New Dawn by Murray Pura, April 2013
A powerful story of love and healing on the turbulent road to the bombing of Pearl Harbor!




Forsaken Dreams by MaryLu Tyndall, Mar. 2013

A highly compelling novel of romance and adventure! A must read!




Beyond the Valley by Rita Gerlach, Feb. 2013

A powerful, heartrending historical read full of excitement and romance!




Be Still My Soul by Joanne Bischof, Oct. 2012

A wonderful story of healing and redemption set in the Appalachians!




Though My Heart Is Torn by Joanne Bischof, Apr. 2013

The heartrending sequel to Be Still My Soul. An absolute must read!




Love at Any Cost by Julie Lessman, Apr. 2013

A compelling and heartwarming new series by Julie! I loved it and you will, too!




Unbreakable by Nancy Mehl, Feb. 2013
An intriguing blend of suspense and Mennonite small town charm!




The Painted Sky by Murray Pura, Mar. 2013

An exciting story of adventure and romance on the rugged plains of New Mexico!




The Fairest Beauty by Melanie Dickerson, Jan. 2013

An enchanting, whimsical tale set during medieval times!




The Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassen. Jan. 2013
A spellbinding story of romance and mystery you won't want to miss!





Catherine's Pursuit by Lena Nelson Dooley, Feb. 2013
I haven't had a chance to read this one yet b/c I just recently got it, but I know it's going to be as awesome as the first two books in this series, Maggie's Journey and Mary's Blessing--must reads!

Happy Summer Reading!


**Be sure to click on to each book title to order any of these fascinating books!**


50 comments:

  1. DIANA all of these books sounds absolutely wonderful! A lot of them are on my Summer list. The ones I don't have on my list are going to go on my TBR stack! Yea Me!! :)

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    1. I hear ya, TERESA! Never can have enough books in that stack! :) TERESA MATHEWS, 2:08 am! Girl!

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    2. DIANA I KNOW!!! Some nights (most nights) I can't go to sleep early. :( I need to fix that but I fear the only way would be to stop eating for the day around lunchtime.

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    3. :( We just need to keep praying and believing! Don't want you to be unable to eat your supper!

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  2. Diana, they sound wonderful. I've already read a few and have some of the others. You do a fantastic job. Again Happy 2 year Anniversary and wishing you many more. My life is certainly enriched by you ladies. Hugs and Blessings, Susan Fryman

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    1. Thank you, SUSAN! There are sooo many good ones out there this year it's hard to narrow it down. Plus a few I haven't got to read yet.

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  3. Hi Diana, :-) can't go wrong reading your recommendations !!! thank you !!! top of my list is Joanne Bischof... Be Still My Heart and Though My Heart is Torn !!!! want to try The Fairest Beauty by Melanie Dickerson ~ enchanting and whimsical ~ you got me with those words !! Thank you for all the great reviews and recommendations ~ you are right on the money !!! :-) have a wonderful day and again, Happy Anniversary !!!! Chicki

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    1. Thank you, Chicki! Yes, you MUST read Joanne's! I'm having a hard time waiting for the 3rd book! But all of these are wonderful so put them on your list. :)

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  4. Hi Diana! Thanks for sharing your list of books with us. I have read one on your list and have several of the others you mentioned. I just wish I had more time to devote to reading. (Message to my hubby...honey, I need a maid to do all my household duties and also a cook to do all my cooking and baking!) I'm also realistic and I know that request with never take place. One can dream, right?

    Have a wonderful day!

    Blessings!
    Judy B

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    1. Dreams are what life is made of, JUDY! You can't go wrong with ANY of the books I have on my list...so many awesome and talented writers!

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  5. Hello DIANA!! A stellar list of course - I know this, lol, because I have HALF on my Recommended List coming up later this week and most of the REST are on my TBR list already!! ;)

    Thank you SO much for recommending Christine Linday's books which I enjoyed immensely, and the next on my list to read are Joanne's books with which I am more than eager to read!!

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    1. You will love Joanne's books, NOELA! I recommend reading one right after the other b/c I can hardly wait til the next one to see how everything plays out. Isn't Christine just the best!

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    2. I'm so glad you are enjoying Captured by Moonlight Noela.

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  6. Hi Diana,
    I've read most of these, but I don't yet have the last one. It's on my TBR list, though. It's such a blessing to read your reviews since you do such a good job at it. Congratulations on your two year anniversary! Joy Ross Davis

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    1. Thanks so much, JOY! So many talented authors this year!

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  7. I'm so excited I am having an asthma attack--well not really but it feels like it. Wowee wow wow!!! Thanks so much Diana. God bless you for including my novella. I love being in such illustrious company!!! Hugs and mega hugs!!!

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    1. Hugs back, CARRIE! You deserve this! Congrats on a job well done!

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    2. Maybe it was a hot flash combined with an asthma attack but I feel better now! Thanks again, Diana, and many blessings!!!

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  8. See??? This is only one of the ka-billion reasons I love you, you sweet thing -- we have the same taste in books!!! :)

    Thank you SO much for including LAAC in your list, Diana, and this list pretty much compels me to read the few I haven't because I ALWAYS love your taste in books ... which should worry you, I think ... ;)

    Hugs!!
    Julie

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    1. I love you AND this great book, JULIE! It was such a pleasurable read! I AM a little worried now...I think. Does this make me a CDQ (Caffeinated Drama Queen?) ;) Nah, it just means we both have excellent tastes!! Only the grrreat Julie Lessman may have the title of CDQ!

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  9. Diana, you've put together a great list of authors and their novels. Thank you for including me, and thanks for the one-liner about Beyond the Valley. It is my favorite in the series. You are at the top of my list for reviews.

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    1. RITA, I feel these are the cream of the crop besides a couple of others whose books for this year have not released yet. But that is what our 2013 favorites list is for! You are so welcome and thank you for your sweet words, b/c I KNOW there are so many awesome reviewers out there.

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  10. Thanks for including Unbreakable on your list. You are such a blessing. Hugs!

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    1. NANCY, you are so welcome! As you may have noticed I am quite a historical fiction lover, but how can I leave such a great contemporary as yours off my list? I can't. ;)

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  11. Great list! I've only read four of them.
    Have a great week and God bless!

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    1. DEBBIE, hope you get the time to read these over the summer! These authors are the BoMb!

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  12. Thanks for including my book, Diana!!! I am excited to be on your list. :-) Especially among such amazing authors!

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    1. You are an amazing author, MELANIE, and it's a privilege to be able to read your books!

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  13. I would like to read Catherine's Pursuit and get these girls together! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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    1. ME TOO, KATHLEEN! What a great series, huh?

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  14. Wow, Diana, I am so blessed and honored to be on this list with so many awesome Christian writers. These books are all on my TBR list too. I've twittered, facebooked, and pinterested this site. Whooohooo. Summer's coming, and lots of gorgeous books to read.

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    1. Thank you for tweeting, sharing, and pinteresting (lol), CHRISTINE! Also a big HUG for writing such marvelous books, CHRISTINE, that take us away from it all for awhile! <3

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  15. Woa.. look at my book listed among all those other GREAT ones!!! I'm honored, Diana! Thank you SO MUCH!!! You are such a blessing. I need to check out some of those others I haven't read yet.. Ah.. so many books, so little time. :-)
    Waving at everyone!! Hugs...

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    1. How could yours not be up there, MARYLU?! We absolutely love Forsaken Dreams and you!

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  16. A great list with many promising books! I'm afraid I haven't read most of them. Only Murray's, Julie's and Carrie's. So I have many other titles on my list later this week. :)

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    1. Variety is the spice of life, and it's good that our readers get the scoop on many different authors and genres! Thanks, MARIAN.

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  17. Fantastic list! I have read 4 of those and have the rest on my to-read list for this summer! Love seeing them all in one place. :)
    Susan P

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    1. SUSAN, I know you are going to have a wonderful summer with these books in your TBR pile! They are wonderful -- truly!

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  18. What fun to see this great reading list and to get to be a part of it! Such a blessing to see Lonnie's story up there..twice! Wow. You just do my heart good! Love some of these books that I've read and others are in my TBR. Yay for summer reading!! :)

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    1. I fell in love with your writing from page one, JOANNE! I hope everyone buys both of these great books asap. Cannot wait for the third one!

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  19. Thank you for the list. It's Autumn here, and cold today, so books to snuggle with are always welcome.

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    1. I love snuggling books, too, MARY. :) Especially in the cold, winter weather by the fireplace! Are you in Australia by any chance? I know they are having autumn now. We are having lovely, spring, perfect weather here in SC. But I enjoy the fall season as well!

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  20. Thanks for the list, Diana. I could use some good reads. And thanks for including one of mine! Hugs to you!

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    1. You're welcome, JULIE! A lovely book with an equally lovely cover!

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  21. Looks like a bunch of good books to me! Hello to all of my friends! Maxie

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    1. Hey, dear MAXIE! Lotsa good reading for the summertime! Praying you are doing better from your ordeal.

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  22. I have some reading to do B4 that TBR pile topples over! I have read two of these and have two others waiting for me, & would love to get my hands on the others. Great list by a great reviewer--Happy 2nd Anniversary Diana!
    Vicki

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    1. Awww---thank you, VICKI. My TBR never seems to shrink, no matter how many books I may read. Kinda like my blingy jewelry...never get enough. ;)

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  23. I'm thrilled to be on a list with so many writer friends. Hugs to all the other authors of these great books. All of yours are on my TBR list.

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    1. CHRISTINE, all of you are such great talents, and it's harder to decide with some more than others. But with your books there is just no question...Captured by Moonlight is a book I will long remember and recommend.

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