I chose The Legend of Lyon Redmond by Julie Anne Long. (Our DIK review is here.) as my favorite book of the year.

Here are the rest of my favorites (in alphabetical order by author last name):

Last Chance Llama Ranch by Hilary Fields. This is a fun and quirky story of what happens when a ski champ has to find a new career.

If You Only Knew by Kristan Higgins. Ms. Higgins really knows how to write relationship books and the central one here is of two sisters trying to cope with their changing lives. (Our DIK review is here.)

A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley. In this novel, two very different young women centuries apart and the mystery that needs to be solved. (Our B+ review is here.)

Doing No Harm by Carla Kelly. I know Ms. Kelly writes books set in the US but I always prefer the books set in the UK. This one is excellent. (Our DIK review is here.)

My Very Best Friend by Cathy Lamb. This is the poignant story of a frustrated writer travels to Scotland to deal with her father’s past.

The Little Flower Shop by the Sea by Ali McNamara. In this contemporary romance set in a flower shop in a small town in Cornwall, a woman faces her demons.

A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn. I LOVED Ms. Raybourn’s Lady Julia mysteries and this new book introduces us to another female detective. (Our DIK review is here.)

The Day We Disappeared by Lucy Robinson. This is a heart-wrenching story about two young women.

The Lure of the Moonflower by Lauren Willig. This is the last of the Pink Carnation series. Ms. Willig always charms with her stories. (Our B+ review is here.)