The best books to read – over and over again

Who am I?

My book, No Safe Haven was written about the American Civil War, most specifically about the Battle of Gettysburg. It was a story I came across while on vacation in Gettysburg. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History and the historical novel genre is one I love. It gives me an opportunity to explore past worlds and try to learn the lessons of the past to apply to the present and hopefully to the future. When I learned about Tillie Pierce’s experience surviving the Battle of Gettysburg, I knew I had to tell her story.


I wrote...

No Safe Haven

By Angela Moody,

Book cover of No Safe Haven

What is my book about?

Spunky, fifteen-year-old Tillie Pierce loves her life just as it is and considers her family safe from the Civil War—until Confederate soldiers overrun her hometown of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Sent to “safety” on a farm, she seeks shelter right in the battle zone. The next few days test not only her beliefs and friendships, but also her instincts and attitude. Does she have the gumption to trust a God who could give her hope? How can she when He allows such tragedy?

The books I picked & why

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10 Steps to Girlfriend Status

By Cynthia T. Toney,

Book cover of 10 Steps to Girlfriend Status

Why this book?

This book is a wonderful coming-of-age book in a series. It is a heartfelt story of a young girl who is faced with the slow death from Alzheimer’s Disease of her next-door neighbor who is also a surrogate grandmother. As she helps care for the woman, she draws closer to the woman’s grandson and learns hard lessons about love and loss. I personally loved this book because I could feel the emotional tug of the story. It’s also a quick read, great for a beach day or an afternoon of reading. 

10 Steps to Girlfriend Status

By Cynthia T. Toney,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked 10 Steps to Girlfriend Status as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.


The Billboard Bride

By Monica Mynk,

Book cover of The Billboard Bride

Why this book?

This is a sweet romance about a young woman who finds out minutes before her wedding that her fiancé has been unfaithful. She climbs up to the top of a billboard and refuses to come down until her sleazeball future ex-husband climbs up and apologizes. Trouble is, he doesn’t, and the task is left to the young man who lives next door to literally talk her down. This is a fun, quick-read romance that everyone should enjoy. Monica has a quick wit that I thoroughly enjoyed and a sweet biblical message about love and forgiveness. 

The Billboard Bride

By Monica Mynk,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked The Billboard Bride as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.


Not Another Bad Date

By Rachel Gibson,

Book cover of Not Another Bad Date

Why this book?

A romance novel by one of the funniest writers I’ve encountered in a long time. Her stories are racy, but the humor is outstanding leaving me to laugh out loud on any number of occasions. I’ve recently discovered Rachel Gibson and I highly recommend her books if you’re looking for humor in love and life. 

Not Another Bad Date

By Rachel Gibson,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Not Another Bad Date as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

They say that opposites attract... which might explain why sexy, successful Adele Harris is such a loser-magnet! Frankly, she attracts so many weridos and nut-jobs that she's beginning to think that she's cursed. And it's about to get worse.

When Adele heads home to Cedar Creek, Texas, she runs into her first-ever bad date - the delicious Zach - and it seems he wants a second chance. Like she'd ever let him (big ol' drop-dead-gorgeous him) near her heart again. Uh-huh. No way. Ain't never gonna happen...


Outlander

By Diana Gabaldon,

Book cover of Outlander

Why this book?

I’m sure by now the world is familiar with Diana Gabaldon’s books but watching the series on TV doesn’t compare to her writing style. The Outlander books are filled with rich detail and historical accuracy that cannot be captured on a television series. I was engrossed from the first page. 

Outlander

By Diana Gabaldon,

Why should I read it?

18 authors picked Outlander as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.


Lords of the North

By Bernard Cornwell,

Book cover of Lords of the North

Why this book?

This is the first book I read in the series but had no trouble understanding and following the story. As soon as I finished it, I went out and bought books one and two so I could get better acquainted with Uhtred Uhtredson Ragnarson. The Lords of the North was filled with action, adventure, revenge, and triumph.

I love Bernard Cornwell. I’ve read many of his books and could recommend several. All of them are excellent historical fiction that brings you right into the time period and leaves you there. I can’t put his books down and I read and reread them frequently.

Lords of the North

By Bernard Cornwell,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Lords of the North as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

The third book in the epic and bestselling series that has gripped millions.

A hero will be forged from this broken land.

As seen on Netflix and BBC around the world.

The year is 878 and the Vikings have been thrown out of Wessex. Uhtred, fresh from fighting for Alfred in the battle to free Wessex, travels north to seek revenge for his father's death, killed in a bloody raid by Uhtred's old enemy, renegade Danish lord, Kjartan.

While Kjartan lurks in his formidable stronghold of Dunholm, the north is overrun by chaos, rebellion and fear. Together with a small…


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