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My Ten (actually 12) Favourite Books of 2017…

Recently I’ve seen a few of my blogging contemporaries post lists of their favourite books of 2017. So this year I thought as I hit my target of 60 book on Goodreads I would compile my own list.   These choices are not set out in any particular order, I loved them all.


Pam Howes Mersey Trilogy 

Three books – one choice – they were so good I had to have them all! Oh and tissues definitely required!


Vill Rosso med

Linn B Halton Secrets of the Villa Rosso – a beautifully written bitter-sweet story


The Sewing Machine

The Sewing Machine by Natalie Fergie – a great debut novel and oh! that cover


girl in the castle

 Girl in the Castle by Lizzie Lamb – Lizzie always delivers great romances and the hottest of heroes


white lies

White Lies by Ellie Holmes –  A well woven tale of love, betrayal and deceit


man in the needlecord jacket

The Man in the Needlecord Jacket by Linda MacDonald –   Manipulative, dissolute Coll (the man of the title) was a love to hate character who made this a totally compelling read.

the birthday girl

The Birthday Girl by Sue Fortin – gripping from start to finish and probably her best so far

Deadly Intent

Deadly Intent by Sheryl Browne – Sheryl’s novels just keep getting better and better

only one woman

Only One Woman by Christina Jones and Jane Risdon – One guy, two girls and a wannabe rock band – a great sixties nostalgia trip written by two ladies who know the music business well

The Path Keeper

The Path Keeper by N J Simmonds –  another debut novel. A YA read and yet much, much more.  Absolutely loved it!






Directs fictional destinies. Living on the edge of a wonderful Georgian city. Addicted to Arthurian legend, good wine, and rock music. Writes...mostly about love

5 thoughts on “My Ten (actually 12) Favourite Books of 2017…

  1. Wow thanks so much Jo for including Only One Woman, we are dead chuffed and honoured and thrilled. It is way too fab, groovy and far out. Most of all we are thrilled you loved reading it. ❤ xxxx

  2. Thanks for including GIRL IN THE CASTLE as one of your Top 10 books in 2017, Jo. I am highly honoured to be chosen. I love what you said about my ‘hot heroes’. Just working on another one (set in the USA this time) to publish in the summer. Have a great holiday and more power to all our writing elbows.

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