Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Underloved Favorites

Today's Top Ten Tuesday prompt from That Artsy Reader Girl is "Top Ten Books I LOVED with Fewer than 2,000 Ratings on Goodreads."

Turns out I love a lot of books with fewer than 2,000 ratings there.  So narrowing it down was tricky, but here we go!  Please note that I'm putting them in alphabetical order by title because I didn't have time to suss out which ones I loved more than others.  I love all ten of these so much that I own my own copies.  Can't bear to rely on the library to have books I love right when I NEED to read them again, you know?

I usually link titles to my book reviews here on my blog, but this time I've linked them to their Goodreads pages :-)  And I'm sharing a line or two from the book's blurb there as well.

A Flame in the Dark: A Reformation Novel
A Flame in the Dark by Sarah Baughman 

The Reformation changed the world—and the lives of ordinary people.

And Now Tomorrow by Rachel Field

Emily Blair is rich and deaf.  Doctor Vance, who grew up poor in Blairtown, is working on a serum to cure deafness which he tries on Emily.

Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service
Grateful American by Gary Sinise

The moving, entertaining, never-before-told story of how one man found his calling.

Jane of Austin: A Novel of Sweet Tea and Sensibility
Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge

In this modern spin on the Austen classic, Sense and Sensibility, the Woodward sisters must contend with new ingredients in unfamiliar kitchens, a dash of heartbreak, and the fragile hope that maybe home isn't so far away.

Loving Isaac
Loving Isaac by Heather Kaufman

The story of a pastor who was set in his ways and happy about it, a mother who was saddened by her life circumstances, and a little boy who helped them learn that God's will is sometimes surprising and always delightful.

A Name Unknown (Shadows Over England, #1)
A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White

How does one steal a family's history, their very name?

Soldier On (Hearts On Guard, #1)
Soldier On by Vanessa Rasanen

He's fighting for his country. She's praying for his safety. When tragedy strikes, can their marriage and faith survive?

Speak Easy, Speak Love
Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George

Six teenagers’ lives intertwine during one thrilling summer full of romantic misunderstandings and dangerous deals in this sparkling retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

The Usurper's Throne (The Tudor Throne Series, #1)
The Usurper's Throne by Charity Bishop

His last, best hope for England may destroy them all.

With Blossoms Gold (Fairytale Novellas, #1)
With Blossoms Gold by Hayden Wand

She never wanted to leave the tower. He never wanted to rule the country.

There you have it!  Ten books I adore that have too few ratings and reviews on Goodreads, which makes me think they have too few readers in general.

How about you?  Have you read any of these?  Did you share a Top Ten Tuesday list this week too?  Please share below!


  1. I haven't actually read any of these, but I am interested in a few of them!

    1. Olivia, they're all worth your time! I could see you liking With Blossoms Gold and Jane of Austin especially.

    2. Those are the ones I'm most interested in! (And, of course, Speak Easy, Speak Love, which I somehow still have not read, even though it's sitting all pretty and waiting on my shelf.)

    3. Olivia, Speak Easy, Speak Love is a perfect book for spring/summer. Just saying.

  2. Many of these sound very interesting! I will look for Loving Isaac, I think.

    1. Deb Nance, Loving Isaac is beautiful! Both heart-rending and heart-warming.


    1. Jessica, it's possible you love that book more than I do :-D

  4. I hadn't heard of Jane of Austin. It sounds intriguing. I often wonder what famous authors would have done if they'd lived in modern times, especially the ones that died young because they contracted diseases we now have vaccines/treatments for.

    My Top Ten Tuesday post.

    1. Lydia, Jane of Austin is really fun! I like how it retells Sense and Sensibility from the Marianne-character's perspective, as I'd not seen that done before.

      Thanks for sharing your list! I'll check it out this afternoon :-)

  5. I'm flattered to make the list. I need to read some of these, though. They look good!

    1. Charity, definitely check some of these out! I'd love to hear your take on any of them. Especially A Flame in the Dark.

  6. I haven't read any of these, but they look interesting.

    1. Skye, I really think you'd dig Speak Easy, Speak Love. It's set during the '20s, loads of snappy dialog and great, twisty characters.

  7. THREE CHEERS for Charity's. Still have to read her novel, but it's on my shelf. Also, I've heard amazing things about Speak Easy, Speak Love. Someday I need to read it too. :)

    1. Rissi, Charity's books are such fun! I'm looking forward to book three.

      Speak Easy, Speak Love IS SO VERY GOOD. It's a must-read.


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