2013 Best Book of the Year Poll

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Vote for the book you like the best out of the books our reviewers rated as “Best Books” in 2013.

Poll runs from February 1 – 14, 2014.

NOTE: We’re aware the formatting of this poll is difficult to read on mobile devices. We’ve tried, with no success, to fix this problem and apologize.  We’ll continue to attempt to get this problem corrected.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR BOOK OF THE YEAR WINNER and runners-up!

Congratulations to ALL the authors who were included in our 2012 Book of the Year poll.  It’s an honor even to be chosen, because these were the books that our reviewers thought were “Best.”  To be given the ranking of “Best,” the book must be truly exceptional.

You think about it when you’re not reading it. You wonder what happens to the characters when you finish. You would absolutely buy everything else this author had to offer. The highest praise – and reserved for only a few.

This year, instead of one winner, we had a winner and two runners-up.

THIRD PLACE WINNER

3rd Place BoY 2012 BannerShe’s the artist  that finds him in her drawings. He’s the medieval ghost that conquers her heart. And their time is running out.

Michelle Freccio moves to England seeking a normal life, but someone starts appearing in her sketches. Then he grabs her at the castle, his pale green eyes full of longing. She’s immediately drawn to him, but is Christopher Newman real? She’s either losing it, or channeling a hot ghost from the 1400′s. History calls him a murderer. Her heart tells her other truths. Now Michelle faces endless dangers…and a timeless love.

 

SECOND PLACE WINNER

2nd Place BoY 2012 BannerThe best laid plans…

Halli Sanders spent two years planning the trip of a lifetime to Italy. Her itinerary did not include being stranded by her siblings, kidnapped by a sexy American movie star, dodging bullets, or fleeing criminals in a car chase around Lake Como. And that’s just in the first three hours.

…often go awry.

Trent Tomlin put his movie career on hold to investigate his brother’s murder-ruled-suicide at his Italian villa. He’s closing in on the suspects when an American tourist unwittingly films the murder of the retired cop helping him. The killers will stop at nothing to get the evidence–including holding Halli’s family as collateral.

Life’s a little different unscripted.

Thrust into the role of real-life hero, Trent finds himself falling for the Plain Jane whose beauty blossoms with every challenge they face. But how can he keep the evidence from falling into the wrong hands and get justice for his brother and friend without betraying Halli and her family?

 

BEST BOOK OF 2012 AS VOTED BY LONG AND SHORT REVIEW READERS

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Despite rumors of “strange doings” at a cabin in Fredericksburg, investigative reporter Dessa Wade books the cottage from which lawyer Charity Dawson disappeared in 2008. Dessa is intent on solving the mystery. Instead, caught in the swirling mist that surrounds the cabin, she finds herself in 1890, in a shootout between the Faraday Gang and a US Marshal.

Marshal Cole Jeffers doesn’t believe Miss Wade is a time traveler. He admits she’s innocent of being an outlaw but thinks she knows more about the gang than she’s telling. When she’s kidnapped by Zeke Faraday, Cole is determined to rescue her. He’s longed for a woman of his own, and Dessa Wade just might be the one—if she’ll commit to the past.