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My Favorite Reviewed Reads of 2015

Posted by Julie on January 2, 2016 in About Me, Book Review, Julie Arduini |

For the past few years I’ve shared my favorite reads from the previous years. Most of my reading from 2015 were books I reviewed, and there were some standouts.

Fiction Honorable Mention:

A Brush with Love by Rachel Hauck

The Wishing Season by Denise Hunter

Every Bride Needs a Groom by Janice Thompson

When Kings Clash by J.E. Lowder


Non Fiction Honorable Mention:

Apologetics Bible Study for Students

Grin with Grace by Kathy Carlton Willis


Product Honorable Mention (CD, Movie, other)

Exhale by Plumb

Let it Be Jesus by Christy Nockels

Passport 2 Purity


And now, my top picks.


Favorite Reviewed Product of 2015:

Finding Noah


Favorite Non Fiction Reviewed Read of 2015:

Kelly Tough by Erin Kelly

Kelly Tough was not only my favorite non fiction reviewed read of 2015, but my favorite overall read of the year.

Kelly Tough was not only my favorite non fiction reviewed read of 2015, but my favorite overall read of the year.


Favorite Fiction Reviewed Read of 2015:

Burning Justice by Helena Smrcek


Please check out the links to find out how to purchase these. You won’t be disappointed!


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Julie Arduini’s 2013 Favorite Fiction Read of the Year is…

Posted by Julie on December 31, 2013 in About Me, Book Review, encouragement, Julie Arduini |

I can’t believe we’re looking at the last day of 2013. It’s also the celebration of my surrender. Seven years ago I promised God I’d give Him my fears of rejection and start writing for Him. I created a blog that very night. And the rest they say is history.

One of my favorite things to do here is to choose my favorite reads of the year. To the author it gives them bragging rights if they want, but for me, I love looking back. I choose among the books I reviewed in fiction, non, and Kindle categories. My Kindle category is free reads I chose for me and might not have been published in 2013.

Let me tell you, choosing my favorite fiction wasn’t easy. 

Afterall, there were these great reads:


Letters of Love

Deliver Us

Fiery Secrets

Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska

Stress Test

Take a Chance on Me

and so much more.

I was torn between two.

Runner-up is A Marriage in Middlebury by Anita Higman.

This book has romance, a quaint town, wonderful friends. It was refreshing and sweet. If you haven’t read it, please do.

I ultimately chose this book as my favorite fiction read of 2013:

Raspberries and Vinegar by Valerie Comer!RV-cover_edited

Even months after reading it, Raspberries and Vinegar still comes to mind. Often. I loved this farm lit romance that used processed vs organic food as part of the conflict. I love strong senior citizen characters. The romance was as natural as the food, and fun to watch blossom. I enjoyed everything about this book.

I think you’ll love Jo and Zach, too.

Purchase your copy today.

Come back tomorrow to learn my favorite non fiction read of the year.

Have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve!


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