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The Best of 2023 – Lisa’s List

2023 has been an interesting reading year for me. It had highlights and lowlights, but my highs have been very high. Here’s a sampling of what I adored. In no particular order, here are my favorites,

Georgie All Along by Kate Clayborn

Kate Clayborn never, ever misses. The story of a PA who decides to resurrect her dreams of becoming an author this one is sad, sweet, and beautiful all at once.

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Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert

This Hibbert book wasn’t for everyone, it seems (we gave it a B-) but I really enjoyed the romance and the character growth here.  It’s absolutely also my favorite YA of the year.

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A Love by Design by Elizabeth Everett

My favorite in Everett’s The Secret Scientists of London series, this is funny, bright, sparkly and easy to read.

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A Thousand Miles to Graceland by Kristen Mei Chase

One of my favorite pieces of women’s fiction of the year, it’s a road trip filled with familial love, conflict, small details and humor. A must-read.

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The Scandalous Confessions of Lydia Bennet, Witch by Melinda Taub

My notorious pickiness about Pride and Prejudice retellings have finally lead me to a great one that’s original, intelligent and thrilling. A great feast of a book that doesn’t let you go for a second.

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A Nobleman’s Guide to Seducing a Scoundrel by KJ Charles

It’s KJ Charles, do you need me to say anything more?  OK, this one is smart, fun and sexy and well worth reading.

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How to Tame a Wild Rogue by Julie Anne Long

It’s Julie Anne Long, What do you need to know? It’s hot, it’s funny, it’s got great characters and the historical accuracy is vibrant from the word go.

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Marvelous by Molly Greeley

An interpretation of a real-life story, this Beauty and the Beast-esqe tale is warm, romantic, sad, heartbreaking – perfect.

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Marrying Off Morgan McBride by Amy Barry

Put me down as a fan of the McBride family for life. Her romances are unforgettable and hilarious and funny and sexy.  My favorite historical in a year that was absolutely dotted over with great historicals.

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Friends Don’t Fall in Love by Erin Hahn

Country music, friends to lovers, good food and great romance – this is what Friends Don’t Fall in Love is made of.  A terrific little slice of contemporary joy, I enjoyed it greatly.

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