Year-End 2016 Debut Favorite Reads + Giveaway


Welcome to my very late Year-End 2016 Favorites!!
My year end favorite reads are books I've read in 2016 for the first time (and not necessarily all reviewed here - eek!).  They are also not all published in 2016, but majority am. 

To start it off, here's what's going to happen. Every day in through February 28th (minus Sunday) at 6:00 PM EST
  1. I will tell you my favorite reads in the category of the day through their covers (you know how I love covers) and 
  2. you click on them to see my review of the book (in a new window). 
  3. Then you come back and fill out the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a prize! 





Debut: First ever published book by the author

    

    


Tada! What do you think? Have you read any of these?  In all honesty, it was VERY hard to just narrow it down to these six! At one point, I had more than double this.  I've chosen these six because of several factors. To start, the emotions it evokes in me, the storyline as a debut, standalone (even if it's part of a series), and the message. All of those have to make an impact on me and had me going fan-girling for a new author!  With that, I must also mention the following book as an honorable mention:


I felt Storm Siren isn't as strong as it is as a series. Though I LOVED it, I put it in a different favorite category instead.

Today, there will be a giveaway for TWO winners. I REALLY think you need to read ALL of these books.  Here are the prizes:

Debut Prize #1: One winner will be selected at the end of the giveaway and receive a hardcover copy of Unblemished by Sara Ella courtesy of Thomas Nelson & Zondervan Fiction AND (1) copy of Love, Lace and Minor Alterations by V.Joy Palmer (winner's choice of print or ebook) courtesy of the author.

Debut Prize #2: One winner will be selected at the end of the giveaway and receive an ebook (digital) copy of Love, Lace and Minor Alterations by V.Joy Palmer courtesy of the author.


Many thanks to  author V. Joy Palmer & publisher, Thomas Nelson & Zondervan Fiction for providing the prizes for this giveaway!




Don't forget these other Top Faves of 2016 and Giveaways!
(Not in order)

    
     
    
    



CONVERSATION

83 comments:

  1. Oh wow!! I'm so humbled to be next to these wonderful authors! Thank you so much! God is good. Leaving Oxford was the book of my heart, and I prayed God would use it to encourage others.
    Blessings and hugs!

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  2. I haven't read any. I like different types of books, so I'm open to read pretty much anything. I love new to me authors. Never know what you might like!

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    1. Totally agree! When a good one hits...o..it's GOOD!

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  3. I love V. Joy Palmer and Janet Ferguson's books! I haven't read Sarah's first though her second is amazing!!! And Unblemished is definitely on my TBR!!!

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    1. Loved them..all of them...obviously! Hehhehe. Sarah's was amazing!

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  4. Thank you!! Lots and lots of hugs!! <3 #FOAFA

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    1. Love it. You know I do! Lol. And thank YOU for the prize for the winner!

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  5. I haven't read any of these, but I think I should!

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  6. I've read both Unblemished and A Time to Die ... and both were fantastic! The Out of Time series is amazing, and I can't wait to read more of Sara Ella's lovely fairy tale/fantasy stories! ^_^

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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    1. RIGHT?!! Goodness...still thinking about them! *sigh!

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  7. Yay! This time there's only two I haven't read :D

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    1. Oooo..which two? I know one is A Time to Die? Which is the other?

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  8. Sadly, I haven't read any of these yet. I do have Leaving Oxford on my kindle, it's just waiting in line of TBR. I don't know which one I would like best.

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    1. Andrea, you need to move that up! Hehehe

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  9. I won Intermission from Serena Chase's blog a few weeks ago but haven't read it yet! Really looking forward to that one. I definitely want to read Unblemished, too.
    Dianna

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    1. O Dianna. Read it! Have tissues ready..actually..I'm not sure. Some said they didn't tear at all, but I was balling!

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  10. What a fantastic giveaway!! Thank you for hosting.

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  11. I haven't read any of them - yet.

    Arletta

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  12. I haven't read any of these books yet. I enjoy discovering new authors and would like to read any of the books. If they made the best of your 2016 debut list, they must be great reads.

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    1. Awww. Thanks Dianne for your faith in my favorites and reviews! Thank you thank you!

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  13. I have a few on my shortlist to read! (Hangs head that I haven't read them yet!)

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    1. Nancy! Soon I hope! Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. The only one I've read is Leaving Oxford. I've heard good things about the others. They all sound wonderful.

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    1. O they are! Thabks Winnie for stopping by!

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  15. I haven't had the opportunity to read any of these books yet. I think I would be most interested in Love, Lace, & Minor Alterations. I've been seeking out books with some humor in them lately, it sounds like it would fit the bill. Also, my niece just opened her own fashion design shop, designing custom wedding gowns--so I think that draws me to it as well. Leaving Oxford also sounds like a compelling read.

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    1. Hi JJ. Nice choices there! Speaking of laughter, I have a category for "Best for Laughs!" ....coming soon!

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  16. Haven't read a one but would love to read them all.

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    1. Kim, you must add them all to your TBR list! They are simply FABULOUS!

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  17. I haven't read these, but Unblemished would be first on the list to read.

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    1. Good choice. I think you'll be happy with any of them!

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  18. I have three of these books but haven't read them yet. In my TBR pile.

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    1. What are you waiting for Gail??! LOL. I know the dilemmas we booklovers have.. *sigh!

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  19. The Isaac Project and Leaving Oxford are languishing on my Kindle waiting to be read🙃

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    1. Patty, don't let it languish away. Must get started! *wink wink

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  20. I have not read any of them but A Time to Die's cover has me interested to read.

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    1. O, isn't it gorgeous? I think I love book two's cover the most from the same series

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  21. I just read Leaving Oxford this week. I finished the entire series in the last four days and loved it!

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  22. I have read Intermission and I loved it!!! <3

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    1. Wasn't it just melt your heart amazing??!

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  23. All new to me. I love to read across all genres.

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    1. Totally get it. I actually read a lot of genres, but as you can see Christian Fiction is what I read majority of the time. That being said, there are a lot of great writing in other genres as well! You'll see more of that in my other favorites!

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  24. I've not read any of these books. I am up next to read Storm Siren through my library.

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    1. That's great! You'll want to catch all of them!

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  25. Haven't read these but Leaving Oxford appeals to me.

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    1. Then lots of luck, Richard!! Leaving Oxford surprised me in a very good way! Thanks for stopping by!

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  26. I haven't read these, but perhaps I might start with the Isaac Project. Thanks for the introduction!

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    1. You're welcome Cathy! Hope you'll enjoy it!

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  27. I have not read any of the books yet, sadly. But Unblemished is calling out to me, so I am going to read that one soon.

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    1. Awesome!! A good cover sure does that to me too! ;)

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  28. I have not read any of these yet, but I keep hearing about The Isaac Project so I will start there! Thanks for this exciting giveaway!
    Janice
    pjrcmoore@windstream.net

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    1. Thanks Janice and you're very welcome! I think you'll have fun with Sarah Monzon's debut!

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  29. The only one of these I've read was The Isaac Project and it was fantastic! I loved how honorable the male lead was and the story line was unusual for a book set in today's time period.

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  30. I have not read any of them but They sound great.

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    1. They are! I hope you'll get to check it out sometime! Thanks for stopping by!

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  31. I haven't read any of these, but I remember being excited to read Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations! I also have The Isaac Project on my Kindle app but haven't had a chance to read it yet! So many books and so little time!

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    1. Ahhahhah. Yes. So true. We just don't have enough time to get through to all our wonderful books! You'll need to read all of them on this list. They are just simply FABULOUS!

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  32. I haven't read any of these books, but would like to see what The Isaac Project is about. I love weddings and romance.

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    1. O, then you'll love Sarah's The Isaac Project.

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  33. I have Unblemished on my TBR pile. Thank you!

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    1. Woohoo!! Need to get to it. You'll be surprised by how good it is!

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    1. Then I wish you luck and chance to read all of them in the near future!

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  35. I have been wanting to read "The Isaac Project"!
    Janice
    pjrcmoore@windstream.net

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  36. I'd like to read "A Time To Die." I haven't read any of these before.

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. It is GOOD!! You will need to get the full series!! It's GOOD!

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  37. I haven't read any of these but I'd like to read Love, Lace & Minor Alterations & the Isaac Project.

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  38. I haven't read any of those but my favorite debut reads of 2016 are Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris and Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco.

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    1. Behind Closed Doors' new to me. But I recently purchased Stalking Jack the Ripper! Looking forward to it, when I get the chance!!

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  39. I have read "A Time to Die" and "Storm Siren". I can't really choose between the two books. I like them both for their own uniqueness. I would really want to read "Unblemished". "Love, Lace and Minor Alterations" sounds so interesting.

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  40. I have read most of Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations and LOVE it!! Have not read Unblemished yet...

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  41. Actually, I have read all of these except Intermission, I believe.

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