With the new year, I always enjoy browsing the upcoming titles and anticipating many great stories, especially from some of my favorite authors. As the saying goes, "you can't judge a book by looking at the cover," but it is wonderful when a favorite story also has an eye-catching design. Over the past few years, I think that covers have grown even more appealing. It's just like when you open a beautifully wrapped present that holds a nice surprise.
The Girl in the Gatehouse. Since my sister and I love the Jane Austen movies and Masterpiece Classics, Klassen's novels are always among our favorites. The titles also look great on our bookshelves!
I love Lisa Wingate's humorous, and sometimes quirky, series of books that take place in Daily, Texas (Talk of the Town, Word Gets Around, and Never Say Never). Larkspur Cove also takes place in Texas, but it appears to be a less light-hearted novel. Nonetheless, I look forward to reading it soon.
Lady in the Mist appears to be a promising read, and I look forward to its February release.
A Heart Most Worthy in March.
An Unlikely Suitor will be released in March as well. After traveling to Newport, Rhode Island and walking along the Cliff Walk a few years ago, I look forward to re-visiting it in this novel.
The Lady of Bolton Hill peaks my interest. I am looking forward to reading this historical fiction novel, and I have high hopes that the story-line will meet my expectations.
The Colonel's Lady will not be an exception. I am a big fan of Laura Frantz, and I am especially interested to see if I notice any similarities to Margaret Hale and Mr. Thornton in the movie North and South. Laura Frantz noted on her blog that she loved the movie as well. I can't wait until it's release in August!
Lilies in Moonlight in April. I can't wait until the sequel of For Time & Eternity is released this summer. The plot For Time & Eternity gripped me from the first page, and the chapter excerpt at the end for its sequel Forsaking All Others left me hanging and wanting to read more right away!
These are just several of the many new novels of 2011 that have already grabbed my attention. But wait... I haven't even finished reading a stack of books from 2010! Having too many books that I want to read is a good problem though. I love to curl up with a good book just before bed, and the holiday season has given me a great opportunity to read several books recently. I am off to continue reading A Memory Between Us right now. Did I mention that I can't wait to read the third book in Sarah Sundin's Wings of Glory series too...?