Friday, December 31, 2010

My Top 10 Books Of 2010! +Giveaway!

It's New Year's Eve and that means it's time to tell you my Top Ten Books Of 2010 and for After All, Tomorrow Is Another Day's annul End-Of-The-Year Giveaway. Last year, I made a resolution to host giveaways on my blog and I had so much fun reading Y'all Top Ten list last time, that I wanted to it again, this year.  To enter the giveaway and if you have a blog, simply leave a comment with your e-mail address and post your Top Ten Of 2010 book list (either published, read or wanted to read in 2010) on your blog, then leave the link in a comment. Or if you don't have a blog, just list your top five right there in the comment.  The prize (which is what the giveaway is all about) will be one book of your choosing, off your Top Ten list (if you already have the books on your list, then you may choose another book). Sound like fun?
Well, now unto to my Top 10 Books Of 2010 (in no particular order)

 A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman
"This book was the highlight of the year, for me.
Julie Lessman did it again and I can't wait for her newest release next year!"

A Memory Between Us by Sarah Sundin
"I'd never read WWII novels before, this book changed that, and I can say I now LOVE WWII fiction"

 Making Waves by Lorna Seilstad
"This was such a fun read, I really can't wait to read it again. And when book 2 comes out this next year, I'll be the first in line to get it"

Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz
"Laura Frantz is such a great writer, I'm just sorry I didn't get the chance to read on her books till now"

Disaster Status by Candace Calvert
"A wonderful mix of drama, medicine, and romance.  I would prescribe took a doses of Candace Calvert, as needed throughout the day. I can't wait to read the whole series, in order this time"

Love Finds You In Hershey  Pennsylvania by Cerella Sechrist
"I wasn't a fan of contemporary fiction, but this a sweet read that I enjoyed more then a Hershey Kiss, and that's saying a lot. "

Angel's Den by Jamie Carie
"I was asked to read this be the publisher and I'm so happy I said yes. This book, though sad, was a great book and I look forward to reading more by Ms. Carie!"

The Anonymous Bride by Vickie McDonough
"A fun and frolicking read and a great  series to get into"

The Raven Saint by M.L Tyndall
"I LOVE pirates, what can I say? LOL!"

Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs
"I tried reading her Lowlands Of Scotland series, but just couldn't get past all the sadness. But I surprisingly LOVED this book so much more."

Ok, so now for the boring, but, important stuff.......

Giveaway Rules:
* You must have a valid e-mail address (you must leave your e-mail address in the comment to be entered in the contest. To prevent spammers write e-mail like this.... i.e: i95fahrenheit[at]ymail[dot]com)
* Must have a valid U.S mailing address.
* U.S residents only
*The giveaway will start on Dec. 31th 2010 and end on Jan. 8th 11:59 pm, 2011
Any entries after the set date will not be entered in the giveaway
* The winner will be announced on Jan 9th 2011 on this blog. The winner will be contacted via e-mail. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the e-mail. If they do not reply within the 48 hours, a new winner will chosen.
For extra entries:
1+ For commenting (including the link and your e-mail address)
2+ For becoming a new follower
3+ For being an old follower
5+ For post (on the sidebar of your blog) about this giveaway on your blog
Be sure to include all extra entries in the one comment

I can't wait to see those lists!!!:)
I hope Y'all have a safe, blessed and God-filled New Year!
Love Y'all,


  1. Here is my list, but it's more than 10:

    HER DAUGHTER'S DREAM is a book I'd like to read.

    I'm an "old" follower.

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  2. Hey Ash! So glad you have the chance to get back to blogging, I've missed you! :)

    Here is my list. It went up yesterday. 2010 had some absolutely FANTASTIC books in it! 2011 looks even better. :)

    I am an old follower and am off to post this on the sidebar of my blog. :)

    Email in profile.

  3. ASHLEY!!!! It is downright scary how similar our tastes are, girl!!! EVERY SINGLE NAME you listed above are favorites of mine, too, so I am THRILLED to be counted among so much talent. Thank you for including AHU in your top ten -- I am totally BLESSED!!

    And I gotta tell you -- if you think Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs was good, just WAIT till you read the sequel. HOLY COW, I am almost done with Mine is the Night by Liz (advanced reader copy) and I JUST started it a day or so ago -- it is absolutely WONDERFUL!!! I know, I know, I am SUCH a tease, aren't I???

    Anyway, THANK YOU again for your incredible support, you sweet thing. I wish you and yours blessings galore in 2011!!


  4. Ashley, You are such a sweetheart!! What a JOY it is to find Morrow on your fine list with such gracious words:) To be listed with Julie and others, including Liz CH, is such an honor. I'm so thankful you're a reading friend. May the Lord bless you and yours abundantly in the coming year! You've surely blessed me.
    Phil. 1:3

  5. That is a great list. I have some of the same books. I cheated and made two lists this year. I love historical fiction so much that I made one list just for that and another one that is for all the books I read (including historicals).

    Historical Top Ten

    Overall Top 10

    I already own all the books on my list, but if you pick me, I would love to read Courting Morrow Little by by Laura Frantz. That has been on my wish list for a long time.

    I'm an old follower and I appreciate the chance to win.

    leesmithwriting at yahoo dot com

  6. @Ashley: Love this list! You know I'm with you all the way on historicals and pirates, but I was so proud to see LFY Hershey made it on here. ;) Thanks, Girl!!


  7. I love your list and have read some of them..
    These are some of the ones that I have read and loved
    Her Mother's Hope by Francine Rivers
    Her Daughter's Dream by Francine Rivers
    Seek Me With All Your Heart by Beth Wiseman
    A Bride In The Bargain by Deeanne Gist
    The Hope of Refuge by Cindy Woodsmall
    Red Ink by Kathi Macias
    Too Close to Home by Lynette Eason
    Unlocked by Karen Kingsbury
    I'm reading A Memory Between Us and Loving it!

    I want to read LFY in Hersey PA, Courting Morrow Little, and Making Waves.
    I am an old Follower on GFC


  8. Ashley - wow! What an honor to be on a list with all these amazing books. I feel like I'm sitting at the "popular kids' table." :)
    Maureen - I'm glad you're enjoying MBU!

  9. This does seem like fun. I enjoyed reading the comments. Since I don't have a blog, here are my top 5:
    Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz
    Love's Rescue by Tammy Barley
    A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman
    Though Waters Roar by Lynn Austin
    And the one I have not read but want to is The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen


  10. Here's my list:

    I'm an old follower.

    I've only read one of the books on your list. Everyone has had books that look so good, but I haven't gotten to read most of them. :)

  11. I haven't heard of a couple of the books you listed, so I've added them to my to-read list. I've read Carie before and loved her.
    I'm a new follower.

  12. Wonderful list! Several are on my TBR pile.:-)
    Five of my favs from 2010:
    Rooms by Jim Rubart
    Nightshade by Ronie Kendig
    Surrender the Heart by ML Tyndall
    The Husband Tree by Mary Connealy
    They Almost Always Come Home by Cynthia Ruchti +1

    I'm an old follower. +3
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  13. I don't know how I missed this post, but I'm sure glad I still have time to comment/enter!

    What a great list...I haven't read any of those books yet, so they are all going to my TBR list! However, the one that I'm looking the most forward to is A Hope Undaunted.

    I'm an old follwer too! :)

  14. Hey Ashley! What a great idea! Here's the link to my top ten favorites of 2010! :-)

    I am an old follower! :-)

    And your button is on my sidebar! :-)

    ~ Katy

  15. Here is my listing for 2010 books

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

    For extra entries:
    1+ For commenting (including the link and your e-mail address)
    3+ For being an old follower
    5+ For post (on the sidebar of your blog) about this giveaway on your blog

  16. Here's my top 5
    1. Beguiled by Deeanne Gist
    2. Screen Play by Chris Coppernoll
    3.Listen Rene Gutheridge
    4. Sweet Caroline By Rachel Hauck
    5.A Mile from Sunday by Jo Kadlecek


  17. I wish I had room for these books on my Top Ten List because I agree they were awesome! Here's my list:

    +3 I'm an old follower :-)

    XOXO~ Renee

  18. That looks like a great list. I didn't keep a list of my favorites, but my favorite genre is Christian Fiction of all types. I especially like Amish fiction.

    I am a new follower

    lgm52(at)hotmail(dot) com

  19. Great giveaway, Ashley! It looks like I almost missed it, but so glad to add my name into the hat before it's too late. :-)

    I don't have a blog, so here are my top six for 2010 (in no particular order). . .

    A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman
    Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz
    A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin
    A Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer
    Chasing Lilacs by Carla Stewart
    Beautiful Bandit by Loree Lough

    One book that I've wanted to read for quite some time is Making Waves. If I win, that would be my pick. Thank you so much for entering me, Ashley!

    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

  20. +3 for being an "old" follower. Thank you!

    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

  21. Glad it is not too late to enter ....HEY we have the same birthday, but I am old enough to be your great grandma. I've read some of your faves. Five of my faves are:
    Courting Morrow Little
    Making Waves
    Almost Forever
    The Light Keeper's Bride
    Seek Me With All Your Heart


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