"A book is a dream that you hold in your hand."

Books other than mine, that readers were reading this summer.



In July I asked my readers what books they were currently reading. Excluding my books, here are their top picks:



The Musician

by Tess Thompson

Fiona Barnes has a secret. One so big she's afraid it will destroy everything she holds dear. Not even her beloved music can save her. (American Historical Romance)


Faith in Abertillery

by TN Traynor

A beautifully written, wholesome, and tremendously touching historical Christian romance. (Christian Romance)


Peace Talks

by Jim Butcher

When the Supernatural nations of the world meet up to negotiate an end to ongoing hostilities, Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, joins the White Council's security team to make sure the talks stay civil. (Supernatural mystery)


A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel

by Lee Child

Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. One man another telling storydriving, another telling stories that don’t add up. A woman in the back, silent and worried. And a hitchhiker with a broken nose... (Terrorism thriller)


Apples Never Fall

by Liane Moriarty

The Delaney family love one another dearly—it’s just that sometimes they want to murder each other. (Domestic thriller)


Death and the Maiden: Mistress of the Art of Death

by Samantha Norman, Arian Franklin

England. 1191. After the death of her friend and patron, King Henry II, Adelia Aguilar, England’s vaunted Mistress of the Art of Death, is living comfortably in retirement and training her daughter, Allie, to carry on her craft—sharing the practical knowledge of anatomy, forensics, and sleuthing that catches murderers. (Historical thriller)


The Princess Paradigm

by Lindsay Buroker

Elven princesses aren’t supposed to fall for brutish human warriors, especially not warriors from an empire of ferocious conquerors. (Humorous Fantasy)


Freedom's Sword: Scotland's Wars of Independence

by Peter Traquair

A modern account of Scotland's longest conflict with England, the series of wars that defined the border between the two countries and poisoned Anglo-Scottish relations for 250 years. . (Scotland History)


Gold Rush Bride: Lola

by Krystal M. Anderson

When Lola Fields' father insists he and his family leave Idaho territory and move on to a new gold bonanza, she doesn't think her heart can withstand the ache of missing the faces she knows and loves. (Christian Western)


Countdown to Midnight

by Dale Brown

In this sequel to Dale Brown’s New York Times bestselling Arctic Storm Rising, former U.S. Air Force officer Nick Flynn is caught up in a shadow war against allied Russia and Iran—a duo wielding a terrifying new weapon. (Military Thriller)