Best of 2013 Blog Tour & Reader’s Choice Giveaway!

For a book lover like me, this was a hard list to make. There are so many books that I have enjoyed over the past year! I decided, in order to limit myself and not go overboard, to fashion my list from only trade paperbacks that were published in 2013. (I want to make the disclaimer that there were a handful of Love Inspired/Heartsong Presents books that would have made the list otherwise, and six books published in 2012 or earlier, that I read this year and loved).

So, without further ado…here are my Top 13 of 2013!

Read through this post and then look below for details on the giveaway.

My Favorite Books Published in 2013
(in no particular order)

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As I was drifting off to sleep last night, I was frustrated because there was one more book that I really wanted to add to my list but my “Top 13 of 2013” didn’t seem like it would work with a 14th book! Until I woke up this morning and one of my fellow commenters also mentioned this book. I knew I really must add it! So, here it goes…
It is the “And one to grow on…as we enter 2014”.
And now for the giveaway! I want to bless one commenter with one of these books. He or she will have their choice of any one of the above books! You can comment on my blog post from 12/31/13 till 1/6/14. US residents only please. If you are chosen as the winner, you will be emailed (make sure you include your email in your comment) and will have 3 days to respond. If no response is received, I will draw a new winner. Winner can choose one ebook or paperback copy of any of the above novels.


1) Please follow my blog

2) Comment with your name & email (in anti-spam format)

3) If chosen, please respond within 3 days

4) US residents only (I apologize to my friends outside of the US)

Also, be sure to check out the other blogs participating in this blog tour by clicking below.

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About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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96 Responses to Best of 2013 Blog Tour & Reader’s Choice Giveaway!

  1. Abbi Hart says:

    Great list! My fav list also included Made to Last, A Noble Groom, Rebellious Heart, Shattered, and Once Upon A Prince!

  2. Great list. For mine I would add some Amish books and more mysteries and James Patterson and David Baldacci. And some others. Thereadmaster(at)me(dot)com. Thanks for a chance to win one of these.

  3. Savurbks says:

    Great list…I have read some of the books but have more to add now to my ever-growing-must-read-list! I just finished “The Heiress of Winterwood” and would add it to my favorites for the year! As always, thanks for sharing your reviews! (I am a follower of your blog and glad to be part of your blogging community!)

    • Brittany says:

      I completely agree with you on Heiress of Winterwood! It was right up there with the others on my list and as I was going to bed last night, I was bemoaning the fact that I didn’t just add a “one to grow on” for a 14th book on there! Maybe I still will! It is too good not to be on there!

  4. karenk says:

    I LOVE your choice of novels…thanks for the chance to read one of them.
    Happy New Year!

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  5. Thanks for joining up with the bloghop and for your generous giveaway. You’re the best!!!

  6. LInda Wetzel says:

    Love the idea of this whole thing. I’m making a list. thank you

  7. This looks like a great list. I have not read any, but I have some on my TBR list.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

  8. Ann Ellison says:

    Would love to win any one of he books. The only one I have read in Burning Sky which was a wonderful read. Thanks for the give-away.

  9. Amazing list, especially with Mary lu Tyndall on it!
    hisprincessdaughter (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. Great list. I have only read two, Shattered and Made to Last. There are a couple in my TBR stack though. I don’t even want to think about the new ones coming out I want to
    Happy New Year, may it be filled with many blessings.

  11. Rachael Merritt says:

    Awesome list. I loved Rebellious Heart and a couple of those are in my current TBR list. Some great books this year. Ewe_r_merrit(at)yahoo(dot)com

  12. I’m honored to see Undeniably Yours on your list, Brittany! THANK YOU. It’s especially fun to see several of my author friends recognized. Best of luck with the giveaway, everyone!

  13. Karen Fallot says:

    I love that you have two of Jody Hedlund’s books–there are a few titles here I haven’t read yet and will need to find! Thank you for the chance to win!

  14. Laura Frantz says:

    Brittany, A beautiful list! Thanks so much for LA being among these! You’ve given me a New Year’s gift and I can’t thank you enough. You have a wonderful, generous heart and I will pin happily 🙂 Wishing everyone here a happy year of reading in 2014!

  15. Ellen Gray says:

    My daughter and I are always looking for new books to read and I see ones on this list for both of us! She loves the historical fiction and I enjoy all different topics. Can’t wait to read these in the new year!

  16. Bonnie says:

    Great list, Brittany!

    Some of the books on your list, I have – others, I definitely want to get! Thanks for the opportunity to win one of MY favorites, also!

    I am a follower!


  17. Laura Jenae says:

    Just followed the blog via email! 🙂 These books look fantastic!! You’re making my “books to read” list longer… 😉

    sonshinegrl101 at yahoo dot com.

  18. Melissa Tagg says:

    Thank you so much for including Made to Last on your list, Brittany. It made me smile so much. And I LOVE that soooo many of my favorites from the year are also on your list. I love the never-ending supply of awesome fiction out there.

    Happy New Year!

  19. Wilani Wahl says:

    So many on this list are ones that I am really wanting to read. I have started to read the Governess of Highland Hall and it is so good! Have a Happy New Year!

    wwchildren at gmail dot com

  20. Kelly O. says:

    I’ve read some of these books but I still have many that I need to read!! I did love Sarah Ladd’s book and her new one just arrived at my house an hour ago! Happy New Year! kosterbind at gmail dot com

  21. Alyssa Herl says:

    I loved Made to Last and Once Upon a Prince. They were both so good!

  22. sonja1971 says:

    I have read a few of these books and will agree with you on them 100%. There is one author of whose books I have not read any and that I would really like to read and that is Laura Hilton and so I would like to read Surrendered Love. I have seen her books advertised and they all sound really good. Sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

  23. Sara Johns says:

    I have ready a few of the books you listed and they were wonderful! Made To Last and Shattered were my favorites followed closely by Once Upon A Prince. I desperately want to read Undeniably Yours and Governess of Highland Hall but I haven’t got around to it. Happy New Year!
    Sara Johns

  24. Merry says:

    Terrific choices! I have some and some are on my wish list. I’d love to win Rebellious Heart. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I’m a follower.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  25. Kathy Jacob says:

    We have some matching favorites, and more books that I would like to read. I recently started following your blog, and I’m glad I found it, because we like the same stuff! I would love to win something from my want-to-read list!

    kathae at jacobfam dot net

  26. Great list, I have read some but not all on your list. I would love to read all there.

    LsnLjohnson at aol dot com

  27. Becky B says:

    What a fun list and contest. Thank you!~
    boernerb at fuse dot net

  28. Honored to have My Hope is Found on your list, Britney! And it’s so fun to see books by so many friends that I admire!

  29. Tima Murrell says:

    What a great list. I’ve read several of these and loved them. I just started following your blog. My email address is timamurrell(at)ymail(dot)com.

  30. Judy Cooper says:

    Thank you so much for this list. I have read a few of these and loved them as well. I am looking forward to trying the others. I, too, am a homeschool mom, although my girls are in college now and my son is married. I loved homeschooling so much that I still lead a homeschool mom’s group. Thanks for this giveway!

    Judy Cooper

  31. conniefischer says:

    What a delightful selection of novels! I have enjoyed both “The Governess of Highland Hall” and “The Heiress of Winterwood.” Both were fabulous! I have not yet had the chance to read the other books and am looking forward to doing so. Thank you so much for the generous giveaway and I will say I would love to be selected to win one of them.

    conniecape (at) aol (dot) com

  32. Elyse Casimir says:

    Thank you for compiling this visual list of goodreads. I look forward to slowly working my way through these wonderful books!

  33. Great List! Thanks for including The Governess of Highland Hall! I appreciate you and all my blogging friends who read and share reviews! Happy reading and good luck to everyone!

  34. Melanie says:

    Great list! I’ve read and loved so many of those books! 🙂 I would love to win a copy of The Governess of Highland Hall. 🙂

    frequentreader19 (at) gmail (dot) com

  35. Emma says:

    Great list! Happy New Year! Would love to win any one of he books.
    Thanks for this giveway!augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

  36. Lis says:

    Great list! I would add The Tutor’s Daughter by Julie Klassen and A Heart Deceived by Michelle Griep.

    garfsgirl [at] hotmail [dot] com

  37. Ola Norman says:

    I’ve read about half of this list. Would love to read Made to last by Melissa Tagg.

  38. Elizabeth Dent says:

    You have sone good books there Britt. I would love to be entered In your giveaway . I have several of them already . If I won i would like A Noble Groom or A Wedding for Julia . Thanks for the give away .

  39. novelscorner says:

    I would love to read a good historical novel. They are my favorites 🙂 I see some they I have had my eyes on for some time .

  40. Gail Hollingsworth says:

    I just find your blog and subscribed. Love to read and love fun giveaways. Thanks!

  41. Jan Hall says:

    Jan Hall fishingjan[at]aol[dot[com] All of the books you listed are on my TBR list. Thank you for posting your favorites and for being willing to give one away.

  42. All of these books look good. Read some. Thereadmaster(at)me(dot)com

  43. Pam K. says:

    There were so many great books published this year. I haven’t read all on your list but some I haven’t are on my want-to-read list. I’m currently reading book 2 of Joanne Bischof’s Cadence of Grace series. I’m so glad I waited till I had all three so I can read them one after the other. They would be high on my list of best books (if I made a list). Thanks for giving away a book.

  44. Lady DragonKeeper says:

    I’ve had my eye on a couple of those! I also agree with you, Shattered, A Noble Groom, and Once Upon a Prince were amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!


  45. Donna B says:

    What a great list of books!! I have most of these on my tbr list. Donna d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

  46. Becky Pound says:

    I would love to win any of these books, love to read!

  47. tinaturpin says:

    Fun! I LOVE books and many of these titles are on my “to read” list. Thanks for the giveaway!!! Blessings. tinaturpin(at)hotmail(dot)com

  48. Judy B says:

    I have read several of the books you have listed! Very good books. Thanks for offering this contest and a chance to read one of the books I haven’t read yet!

    Blessings and Happy New Year!
    Judy B

    P.S. I follow your blog!

  49. Sylvia M. says:

    There are several books on here that I own and think are wonderful! So many great novels and more coming next year.

    I am a follower of your blog.


  50. Lisa says:

    Looks like a great list!

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