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5 Must-read book series

Updated: Jul 2, 2018

Gripping, heart wrenching, adrenaline pounding book series to keep you awake well past your bedtime.

Don't you just hate it when you finish a thrilling novel...only to realize you have to wait a whole entire year--if you're lucky--in order to read what happens next? We do too! Below, you'll find a list of five of our favorite novels series to keep the drama, suspense, and intrigue coming all night long!




The Michelli Family Series by Kristen Heitzmann

Book 1: Secrets



Synopsis: Lance Michelli is on a quest to discover the secrets his grandmother cannot tell. What happened all those years ago, and what is it she so desperately needs him to find? The old villa in Sonoma holds the answers, but it is now owned by a young woman who neither knows nor cares about his mission. But Rese Barret is a force to contend with, and her own impending storm could sweep him up as their sparring creates a fierce and uncomfortable attraction.


Reviews:

"a wonderful combination of contemporary fiction, romance and mystery, with a strong faith message that is neither preachy nor condescending." -- Bookloons.com

"fast-paced and complex love story, enhanced by a riveting mystery. Lance is a keeper as a hero and Rese adorable." -- Romantic Times

...sparring and humorous conflict between the main characters contrasts poignantly with heart-rending mysteries of their lives...a stirring read. -- Christian Book Previews





Rainshadow Series by Jodi Thomas

Book 1: Welcome To Harmony




Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old runaway Reagan has always wanted a place to belong. She's never had a real home of her own, but perhaps she could borrow someone else's. Under an assumed name and identity, she moves to Harmony, Texas, but keeps her distance from the welcoming townsfolk. Until prairie fires threaten Harmony-and Reagan learns the true meaning of family, friends, and home.






The River of Time Series by Lisa T. Bergen

Book 1: Waterfall




Synopsis: Gabriella has never spent a summer in Italy like this one. Remaining means giving up all she’s known and loved … and leaving means forfeiting what she’s come to know—and love itself.

Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Bentarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives with their parents, famed Etruscan scholars, among the romantic hills. In Book One of the River of Time series, Gabi and Lia are stuck among the rubble of medieval castles in rural Tuscany on yet another hot, boring, and dusty archaeological site … until Gabi places her hand atop a hand print in an ancient tomb and finds herself in fourteenth-century Italy. And worse yet, in the middle of a fierce battle between knights of two opposing forces.

And thus she comes to be rescued by the knight-prince Marcello Falassi, who takes her back to his father’s castle—a castle Gabi has seen in ruins in another life. Suddenly Gabi’s summer in Italy is much, much more interesting. But what do you do when your knight in shining armor lives, literally, in a different world?





Heirs of Cahira O'Connor Series by Angela Elwell Hunt

Book 1: The Silver Sword




Synopsis: The auburned-haired O'Connor women share a bond far deeper than their striking physical appearance: These courageous, high-spirited women all push against societal limits in this exciting historical, romantic novel that spans generations and countries.

It is said that as Cahira, daughter of the great Irish king Rory O'Connor, lay dying of a wound from a Norman blade, she beseeched God that others would follow her calling. To Kathleen O'Connor, Cahira's story was nothing more than a fable--until research divulged that the tale was true. As a stunned Kathleen realizes that she herself bears the mark of Cahira, she wonders if she is destined to continue the legacy.

To uncover the answers, Kathleen delves into the past to find the truth about the Heirs of Cahira O'Connor. It is a journey that carries her across generations, from the battlefields of 13th-century Ireland to the castles of 15th-century Prague, and through a past filled with peril, courage, vengeance, love, and sacrifice beyond anything she has ever known.





If I Run Series by Terri Blackstock

Book 1: If I Run





Synopsis: Casey Cox’s DNA is all over the crime scene. There’s no use talking to police; they’ve failed her abysmally before. She has to flee before she’s arrested . . . or worse. The truth doesn’t matter anymore.

But what is the truthThat’s the question haunting Dylan Roberts, the war-weary veteran hired to find Casey. PTSD has marked him damaged goods, but bringing Casey back can redeem him. Though the crime scene seems to tell the whole story, details of the murder aren’t adding up.

Casey Cox doesn’t fit the profile of a killer. But are Dylan’s skewed perceptions keeping him from being objective? If she isn’t guilty, why did she run?

Unraveling her past and the evidence that condemns her will take more time than he has, but as Dylan’s damaged soul intersects with hers, he is faced with two choices: the girl who occupies his every thought is a psychopathic killer . . . or a selfless hero. And the truth could be the most deadly weapon yet.




What's one of your favorite book series? Let us know in the comments!
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