To Read or Not to Read?

11 Jan

Way too often I stand in the library’s stacks or in the fiction section of my local bookstore and think, “So many books, so little time.”  It’s true. I want to fill my mind with more stories than I’ll ever possibly be able to read. Therefore, sadly, I have to pick and choose. So here’s a short list of romances I’m most anticipating in 2016.

Playing the Part by Jen TuranoPlaying the Part

When New York City actress Lucetta Plum is threatened, her dear, but meddling, friend whisks her away to her grandson’s estate to hide out. When Lucetta meets Bram Haverstein, she must decide if he’s really a society gentleman or if he’s playing a part.


No Way UpNo Way Up by Mary Connealy

When Heath Kincaid gets caught in the middle of a murder attempt on a wealthy ranch owner, danger keeps Heath close to the family–and even closer to the rancher’s daughter.


No Other Will Do by Karen Witemeyer No Other Will Do

Suffragette Emma Chandler has started a successful women’s colony in Harper’s Station, Texas. But when someone tries to drive them out, she admits they might need a man after all.


From the MomentFrom the Moment by Elizabeth Camden

High Society man Romulus White has tried for years to hire illustrator Stella West for his renowned scientific magazine, but she’s quit the art world to solve the mystery of her sister’s death. They join forces only to discover they’ve put everything they’ve worked hard for at risk.


Her One and Only by Becky Wade Her One and Only

When NFL star Gray Fowler is pursued by a stalker, his ream hires a bodyguard. But how can an attractive woman half his size possibly protect him?


Stars over Sunset BoulevardStars Over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner

When an iconic hat worn by Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind  ends up in Christine McAllister’s vintage clothing boutique by mistake, her efforts to return it to its owner take her on a journey more enchanting than any classic movie…


The Goodbye Bride by Denise Hunter Goodbye Bride

Following a concussion, Lucy Lovett can’t remember the last seven months of her life. She doesn’t remember leaving her fiancé Zac Callahan weeks before their wedding or moving to Portland, Maine. And she sure doesn’t remember getting engaged to another man. All she remembers is loving Zac more than life itself.


Just to name a few…

I’m also looking forward to reading some new-to-me authors:

Liz Johnson, The Red Door Inn (Prince Edward Island series book #1)

Margaret Brownly

Irene Hannon


I’d love to hear which books you’re most anticipating this year!


~Candice Sue Patterson writes Modern-Vintage Romance–where the pastCandicePortraits009-XL and present collide with faith. Her debut novel How to Charm a Beekeeper’s Heart releases in 2016. For more information, visit her website at


Posted by on January 11, 2016 in Uncategorized


4 responses to “To Read or Not to Read?

  1. twinwillowsfarm

    January 11, 2016 at 9:12 am

    I think you’ll enjoy Margaret Brownley. A bit like Mary Connealy, but with an element of suspense. Very good author. Authors I’m watching for this year include Jody Hedlund, Elizabeth Camden, Jocelyn Green, Susan Anne Mason AND a newbie to print books … Candice Sue Patterson. 🙂


  2. Robin Patchen

    January 11, 2016 at 9:16 am

    I’m looking forward to the next Kristen Heitzmann novel. The first book in the series, Told You So, released in November, so I suspect I have a while to wait.


  3. Jericha Kingston

    January 11, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Freeing Ellie by Joan Deneve and How to Charm a Beekeeper’s Heart, of course 🙂


  4. Candice Sue Patterson

    January 11, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Thank you, ladies! I’m eagerly anticipating an exact release date for How to Charm a Beekeeper’s Heart. Can’t wait to hold it in my hands!



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