Written by Diane Estrella

The Top Ten most anticipated books of 2014~~~my edition

by Diane Estrella

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A new year and a whole lot of opportunity for lots of exciting literary adventures to be undertaken. What’s on your list? What book alternates between giving you visions of sugarplums dancing in your head and sleepless nights of sweet torment not being able to stop thinking about it?

Here’s my list of ‘Can’t wait to get my hands on these little pretties:’

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer

In this third book in Marissa Meyer’s bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and prevent her army from invading Earth.

cress lunar chronicles

Fair Play by Deeanne Gist

Saddled with a man’s name, the captivating Billy Jack Tate makes no apologies for taking on a man’s profession. As a doctor at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, she is one step closer to having her very own medical practice—until Hunter Scott asks her to give it all up to become his wife.

fair play deeanne gist

Blades of Valor: Book Four in the Merlin’s Immortals series by Sigmond Brouwer

especially tot know whom to trust. He must rely on his own resources to discern friend from foe, and to finally discover the final key to the Druids’ master plan before returning home to expose them.
Back in England, a final storm is brewing against Thomas, for the Druids are much more powerful than the Orphan King can even imagine.

blades of valor


With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden

In the shadow of the nation’s capital, Kate Livingston holds a respectable position as a government statistician when she encounters a rival from her past, the insufferable Trevor McDonough. A Harvard-trained physician, Trevor never showed the tiniest flicker of interest in Kate, and she’s bewildered at the way he suddenly seeks her out. Surprising even herself, Kate agrees to Trevor’s entirely unexpected and risky proposal to work side-by-side with him in his quest to rid the world of tuberculosis, a contagious and deadly disease.

with every breath

Love Comes Calling by Siri Mitchell

A girl with the best of intentions.
A heart set on Hollywood.
An empty pocketbook.

love comes calling

Rope of Sand by C.F. Dunn

This third volume, set in rural Maine’s deep winter, follows the developing relationship between British historian, Emma D’Eresby, and American surgeon, Matthew Lynes. Emma unravels Matthew’s alarming past and begins to comprehend how very diff erent her future might be with a man whose identity must never be revealed.

rope of sand c. f. dunn


Dare to Love Again (The Heart of San Francisco Book #2) by Julie Lessman

Spunky Allison McClare is determined to be a fearless, independent woman, resorting to a mammoth hat pin for protection on her way to and from the school where she teaches. But when she takes a notion to explore the wild Barbary Coast she quickly discovers she is no match for rum-soaked brute strength.

Detective Nick Barone would rather do almost anything than teach this petite socialite jiu-jitsu, but it seems he has little choice in the matter. Sparks fly every time the two meet until a grudging friendship develops into something deeper. But when Nick suddenly leaves town, Allison realizes he’s a fraud just like all the rest of the men she’s cared for. Does she dare love again?

dare to love again

Full Steam Ahead by Karen Witemeyer

When Nicole Renard returns home to Galveston from an eastern finishing school, she’s stunned to find her father in ill health. Though she loves him, he’s only ever focused on what she’s not. Not male. Not married. Not able to run their family business, Renard Shipping.

full steam ahead


Mayday by Jonathan Friesen

Why’d I do it? I suppose it’s the only question that really matters.

Seventeen-year-old Crow will stop at nothing to protect her younger sister—even if it costs her her own life. But then she’s given a chance to come back and make things right. There are a few catches, though. First, she won’t come back as herself. And before she can set things straight, she’ll have to figure out what’s what—and things aren’t exactly as clear-cut as she remembered.


The Shadow Throne: Book 3 of The Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen

War is coming…..

Fight for the future… Die for the throne.

the shadow throne

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