I was thrilled when Rebecca asked to share her top favorite books of 2016.  This is a big deal since she has read more than 200 books this year.  If you are looking for something to read, definitely check out her recommendations below.  Several she shared her reviews with us and I have included the links to her reviews.

Happy New Year!  Donna

Top Ten Reads of 2016 – Blog Post from Rebecca Maney, Reviewer Extraordinaire


There’s no doubt, 2016 was a wonderful year to read inspirational fiction. When it comes to choosing just ten titles out of the over two hundred books that I finished last year, it was a good thing that I waited until the very end, for surprisingly two of the very last books ended up being considered favorites.

You may see a faint resemblance in the core of these titles, because many of them have a common theme; the author took the lives of historical figures, researched what information was available very carefully, and crafted a blend of fact and fiction that was mesmerizing, at least for me. Regardless of the genre, these are ten books that not only entertained me on an emotional level, fed me on an intellectual level, but they also challenged me on a spiritual level; in other words they left an imprint on my heart.

My sincere thanks are extended to these authors and many more for providing me with hours upon hours of enjoyable reading time during the year 2016.

The Confessions of X” by Suzanne M. Wolfe

Newton and Polly” by Jody Hedlund

“Red Rose Bouquet” by Jennifer Rodewald

“Forest Child” by Heather Day Gilbert

The Ringmaster’s Wife” by Kristy Cambron

“Giver of Wonders” by Roseanna M. White

If I Run” by Terri Blackstock

“A Heart Most Certain” by Melissa Jagears

“A Flight of Arrows” by Lori Benton

Conspiracy of Silence” by Roni Kendig


Rebecca Maney