As we wrap up 2021, it’s fun to think about all the things that happened this past year. I published my fifth book, finished book number six, and started book number seven. I watched my oldest graduate from college, welcomed the first great-niece into our family, and I transitioned into a new role with my full-time job.
As a reader, it’s also fun to think about my favorite books of this past year. Browsing back through my Kindle, I’m reminded of so many wonderful stories. I have a hard time picking a favorite because there are so many great ones out there, and it’s hard to classify just one book being the best. So here’s my list of personal favorites from 2021 (in no particular order).
Halstead House by Aspen Hadley – this sweet romance made me want to dive into the pages and visit the quaint Lavendar Island and Halstead House, which I found out was based on a real place in Galveston, Texas.
Redeeming the Cowboy by Mandi Blake was one of my most anticipated reads of the year, and this cowboy story did not disappoint. I was looking forward to Hunter’s story from the beginning of this series. I’m a big fan of the underdog, and this book was the perfect wrap-up of the Blackwater Ranch series.
So You Want A Second Chance by Elizabeth Maddrey is the first book in her Billionaire series. It’s a wonderful, later in life story of two people who put their careers ahead of love. I loved how their chance meeting led them to find each other again after so many years.
Trusting the Hero by Hannah Jo Abbott is her second book in the Freedom Ridge series. This story shows that love is worth the risk when you learn to trust again and follow your heart.
First Comes Love series by Jess Mastorakos – I have enjoyed this rom-com series and just finished up the third book last week. These fun and light-hearted stories pull from characters in her other Marines series.
Resisting Rose by Tara Grace Ericson was a sweet friends to more story. I love reading a book where the characters have a slow and natural progression to love. The Bloom family never disappoints, and I look forward to the last book in this series coming out next month.
Several of the books I’ve recommended today have been part of a series that finished up this year as well. It’s sad to see some of my favorites come to an end, but it’s also exciting to know more characters, settings, and stories are on the way from these amazing authors!
My Finding Home series will finish up in January with the last book in the series releasing on January 17–Waiting for Right Now. You can pre-order your copy now!
Tell me some of your favorite books from 2021 or one you are looking forward to in 2022.
Wishing you a Happy New Year full of blessings and love!