Top Ten Tuesday – Under-loved Favourites


I’m going slightly rogue today for Top Ten Tuesday. The girls at The Broke and the Bookish have given the topic Ten Hidden Gems in X Genre. Well, I’m not limiting myself to one genre. That’s too difficult. And I’ve decided to be a little more specific on the ‘hidden gems’ part. I’m going to champion some of my favourite reads that have less than 50 reviews on Amazon.

Some of you may already be aware that the number of reviews a book has on Amazon determines how much promotion it receives, but if you don’t, REVIEWS MATTER! It doesn’t have to be long, and it doesn’t have to be a Pulitzer prize winner (something I constantly have to remind myself of!) but it’s one of the greatest ways you can help an author! So if you’ve read any of these books, send some love their way. And if you haven’t, buy them and THEN send some love their way! 😃

Here endeth the lesson! 😉

Abiassa’s Fire series ~ Ronie Kendig

Simple rule: Always, always, always buy Ronie Kendig’s books. Seriously. That’s all you need to know. You’re welcome. 🙂

You can read my review for Accelerant here.

The Uncloaked series ~ J. Rodes

A YA dystopian series that deserves a lot more love! So compelling, and the final book in the series will be releasing soon. (Hallelujah!)

Read my review for The Uncloaked and Tearing the Veil.

Turtles in the Road ~ Rhonda and Kaley Rhea

If you’re looking for your next belly-laugh inducing read, look no further. This is, hands down, one of the funniest books I’ve ever read. And so sweet!

You can read my review on Goodreads.

Out of Darkness ~ Erynn Newman

If you love romantic suspense, you have to pick up a copy of this book. She was bride and a widow in the same day, but Elisabeth Allen is about to get her prayers answered . . . if the CIA, international arms dealers, and her best friend don’t get in the way!

Read my review of Out of Darkness.

Hearts at War series ~ Angela K. Couch

If you enjoy the historical romances set around the time of the American Revolution, then you will love this series. Conflicting loyalties, danger, and of course, romance!

Read my review for The Scarlet Coat and The Patriot and the Loyalist.

The Thorn Healer ~ Pepper Basham

Another war-time romance, this time during WWI. If you have ever read Pepper Basham, you will know what a treat you’re in for with this book. If you haven’t, be prepared to fall in love, especially with the charming August Reinhold. But it’s only fair to warn you. You may feel the uncontrollable urge to take up lawn tennis after this one… 😉

Read my review of The Thorn Healer.

Better Together ~ Kimberly Stuart

A book that handles motherhood, married life, and miscarriage with a balance of humour and poignancy. I snorted with laughter, I wiped away the tears, and I got a great story into the bargain.

Read my review of Better Together.

The Flowers of Eden series ~ Myra Johnson

A series that follows the stories of three sisters during the Great Depression as they struggle to keep their farm profitable in difficult times. Lovely historical detail, and engaging characters and writing.

Read my review for Castles in the Clouds.

The Divide ~ Jolina Petersheim

Did you ever think you would hear the words ‘Mennonite’ and ‘Dystopian’ in the same sentence? The Divide and its antecedent, The Alliance, combines these things brilliantly, considering how a Mennonite community handles the challenges to its way of life when they’re forced to protect not only their food, but their very lives. I recommend reading The Alliance first.

Read my review for The Divide.

The Haven Seekers series ~ Amanda G. Stevens

Haven SeekersThe government has taken control of the church, and only their approved Bibles are legal. Is Marcus Brenner ready for what God has in store for him? I love, love, loved this series. Although the first book has more than 50 reviews, the rest deserve much more love than they currently have.

Click on the image to be taken to Amazon’s page, or read my review of Far and Near here.

Have you read any of these under-loved favourites? What are some of your under-loved favourites?

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21 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday – Under-loved Favourites

  1. Toni says:

    It’s amazing how many of these I haven’t read yet. *goes to add to TBR pile*

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ronie says:

    AWWWW!!! Thank you for including the Abiassa’s Fire series. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Amy M says:

    Camy Tang’s “Protection for Hire” series were action packed with hefty doses of humor and a dash of romance that I really enjoyed, but I seemed to be in the minority. The third book in the series hasn’t come out and I fear it was due to possibly low sales or lack of interest.


  4. barbarabrutt says:

    Just bury me under my TBR pile. All of these look so amazing, and I’ve only read Pepper’s book.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. angelacouch says:

    Thanks for the shout-out! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Rhonda Rhea says:

    Made a point to purchase on of your recommendations here. I like the way you think. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Jen says:

    Thank you so much, Katie! Wow, there are some great books/authors up there! Must read faster….

    Liked by 1 person

  8. The Thorn Healer… into my cart (and probably my heart!)

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Janet W. Ferguson says:

    Oh, need to read some and go make sure I reviewed Angela and Jen’s books! They were great!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Love getting recommendations! I love both Ronie Kendig and Pepper Basham’s works, but the others I’m adding to my TBR pile! Thanks for sharing!

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