Katie & Rel’s Novel Gift Guide

It’s the Thursday before Christmas . . . and if you’re anything like me, you’re scrambling to get those last few (or more) presents bought in time for Christmas!

That’s where this post comes in! The lovely Rel (from Relz Reviewz) and I have teamed up, drawing on our *muffled and indistinct number* years’ reading experience to put together a list of some of our top recommendations for the readers in your life, no matter what they’re looking for in a book. (And yes, we could have listed many more, but we had to draw the line somewhere!)

Romance and adventure, danger and excitement, laughter and tears—they’re all to be found in Katie & Rel’s Novel Gift Guide!

You can learn more about any of these books by clicking on the cover! Have fun, and merry Christmas! 🙂

For the modern romantic . . .

Rel recommends:

All Made Up (Kara Isaac), The Promise of Rayne (Nicole Deese), and Falling for You (Becky Wade)

Katie Recommends:

Reclaimed (Jennifer Rodewald), A New Shade of Summer (Nicole Deese), Just Let Go (Courtney Walsh)

For those seeking a hero of yesteryear . . .

Rel recommends:

Merciless (Tamara Leigh), The Lady & the Lionheart (Joanne Bischof), Courting Morrow Little (Laura Frantz)

Katie recommends:

The Reluctant Duchess (Roseanna M. White), Many Sparrows (Lori Benton), Shadow of the Storm (Connilyn Cossette)

For the “creative spirit” . . .

Rel recommends:

The Saturday Night Supper Club (Carla Laureano), The Masterpiece (Francine Rivers), Jane of Austin (Hillary Manton Lodge)

Katie recommends:

Rose in Three Quarter Time (Rachel McMillan), A Portrait of Emily Price (Katherine Reay), The Illusionist’s Apprentice (Kristy Cambron)

For the young at heart . . .

Rel recommends:

I’ll Be Yours (Jenny B. Jones), Noble Knights series (Jody Hedlund), River of Time series (Lisa T. Bergren)

Katie recommends:

Intermission (Serena Chase), Sell Out (Tammy L. Gray), The Uncloaked Trilogy (J. Rodes)

For the thrills and chills seeker . . . 

Rel recommends:

The Tox Files (Ronie Kendig), Thr3e (Ted Dekker), Germ (Robert Liparulo)

Katie Recommends:

Discarded Heroes series (Ronie Kendig), The House on Foster Hill (Jaime Jo Wright), My Hands Came Away Red (Lisa McKay)

For the wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimer . . .

Rel recommends:

The Enclave (Karen Hancock), The Darkwater Saga (Patrick W. Carr), The Sword of Lyric series (Sharon Hinck)

Katie recommends:

Abiassa’s Fire trilogy (Ronie Kendig), The Story Peddler (Lindsay A. Franklin), The Magnificent Devices series (Shelley Adina)

For the Austenites . . .

Rel recommends:

A Defense of Honor (Kristi Ann Hunter), Dear Mr. Knightley (Katherine Reay), The Tutor’s Daughter (Julie Klassen)

Katie recommends:

The Austen Escape (Katherine Reay), The Captivating Lady Charlotte (Carolyn Miller), Jane in Austin (Hillary Manton Lodge)

For those looking for sass, spice, but still clean . . .

Rel recommends:

Lies We Tell Ourselves (Amy Matayo), The Bentwood series (Tammy L. Gray), Told You So series (Kristen Heitzmann)

Katie Recommends:

Meant to Be Mine (Becky Wade), A Twist of Faith (Pepper Basham), Save the Date (Jenny B. Jones)

For the deep thinker . . .

Rel recommends:

The Five Times I Met Myself (James L. Rubart), The Feathered Bone (Julie Cantrell), The Passion of Mary-Margaret (Lisa Samson)

Katie recommends:

No One Ever Asked (Katie Ganshert), No Less Days (Amanda G. Stevens), The Alliance duology (Jolina Petersheim)

For the male perspective . . . 

Rel recommends:

The Man He Never Was (James L. Rubart), The Tox Files (Ronie Kendig), Sutter’s Cross (Dale Cramer)

Katie recommends:

The Raven (Mike Nappa), Patrick Bowers series (Steven James), The Mountain Between Us (Charles Martin)

For the sharp of wit . . .

Rel recommends:

Enchanted Events series (Jenny B. Jones), Then There Was You (Kara Isaac), The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck (Bethany Turner)

Katie recommends:

Close to You (Kara Isaac), Turtles in the Road (Rhonda & Kaley Rhea), Charming the Troublemaker (Pepper Basham)

For those who love/want a good cry . . .

Rel recommends:

Long Way Gone (Charles Martin), Into the Free (Julie Cantrell), Where Hope Begins (Catherine West)

Katie recommends:

Becoming Mrs. Lewis (Patti Callahan), The Hidden Side (Heidi Chiavaroli), Hidden Among the Stars (Melanie Dobson)

For the adventurous . . .

Rel recommends:

Montana Fire series (Susan May Warren), Fossil Hunter (John Olson), Raleigh Harmon series (Sibella Giorello)

Katie recommends:

Montana Rescue series (Susan May Warren), The Tox Files (Ronie Kendig), Alaskan Courage series (Dani Pettrey)

For the Christmas devotee . . . 

Rel recommends:

Christmas at Gate 18 (Amy Matayo), His Mistletoe Miracle (Jenny B. Jones), The Christmas Heirloom (Witemeyer, Hunter, Thomas, & Wade)

Katie recommends:

Enchanted: A Christmas Collection (Melissa Tagg), Ordinary Snowflakes (Jennifer Rodewald), A Cliché Christmas (Nicole Deese)

Time to go shopping!

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13 Responses to Katie & Rel’s Novel Gift Guide

  1. Brandi says:

    Excellent book list!! Thank you. I’ve saved for future reference (even though I’ve read most of them already 😊).
    Merry Christmas

    Liked by 1 person

  2. MJSH says:

    What a great list! I have so many of these on my TBR list but am happy to report I’ve read quite a few and completely agree with both of you!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Courtney @ The Green Mockingbird Blog says:

    What a great list! I’ve read so many of these, and some are on my shelf waiting. Do we just have great taste, or have you two totally influenced my TBR? 😉

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Winnie Thomas says:

    Love this list, Katie! I’ve read a lot of these, but there are still a lot on my TBR list, and still more on my wish list! So many books, so little time!

    Liked by 1 person

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  6. 1bgpayne says:

    Great list! I have read several of these, still adding more to my TBR though, I’m sure I’ll never read all the books I have but I will try.
    Merry Christmas!


  7. Janet W. Ferguson says:

    So many of my favs!


  8. This is such a great list by two of my favorite ladies, and I am so honored to be included on it!

    Liked by 1 person

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