19 February 2019

Books I Loved With Fewer Than 2,000 Goodreads Ratings | Top Ten Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday!

Apparently, I have read a lot of books with few ratingsand enjoyed many of them. Here are (just) a well-loved-by-me few of them, limited to those released before 2018.

All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes by Betsy St. Amant

889 ratings
Released 2014

"Will Lucas and Kat risk their chance at love in order to achieve their individual dreams? Or will they find that sometimes the most delicious happily-ever-afters begin and end in the same place?"

Close to You by Kara Isaac

784 ratings
Released 2016

"A disgraced scholar running from her past and an entrepreneur chasing his future find themselves thrown together—and fall in love—on a Tolkien tour of New Zealand."

Curio by Evangeline Denmark

598 ratings
Released 2016

"By working at her grandfather’s repair shop, sorting the small gears and dusting the curio cabinet inside, Grey has tried to stay unnoticed—or as unnoticed as a tall, strong girl can in a town of diminutive, underdeveloped citizens. Then her best friend, Whit, is caught by the Chemists’ enforcers after trying to protect Grey one night, and after seeing the extent of his punishment, suddenly taking risks seems the only decision she can make."

The Dandelion Field by Kathryn Springer

547 ratings
Released 2015

"After Raine's dad walked out, Ginevieve Lightly never lived in one place too long, a rambling lifestyle that defined her daughter's youth. When their car dies in Banister Falls, Wisconsin, Gin promises Raine they can stay until she finishes her senior year of high school. Gin will do anything to make sure her daughter has a bright future . . . a future that's compromised when Raine reveals she's pregnant."

Four Weddings & a Kiss by Margaret Brownley, Debra Clopton, Mary Connealy & Robin Lee Hatcher

428 ratings
Released 2014

"In 1885 five western preachers sit around a campfire talking about unlikely couples they've seen God bring together."

Healer of Carthage by Lynne Gentry

388 ratings
Released 2014

"A modern-day doctor gets trapped in third-century Carthage, Rome, where she uncovers buried secrets, confronts Christian persecution, and battles a deadly epidemic to save the man she loves."

Intermission by Serena Chase

82 ratings
Released 2016

"Sixteen-year-old Faith Prescott eagerly awaits the day she will exchange her small Iowa hometown for the bright lights of Broadway, but her success-driven parents want her to pursue a more practical career, labeling “artsy” people—including their daughter—as foolish dreamers worthy of little more than disdain.

When Faith meets nineteen-year-old Noah Spencer she discovers someone who understands her musical theatre dreams . . . because he shares them."

The Lady and the Lionhert by Joanne Bischof

944 ratings
Released 2016

"As the circus tents are raised on the outskirts of Roanoke, nurse Ella Beckley arrives to tend to this Gypsy girl. All under the watchful eye of a guardian who not only bears a striking resemblance to the child, but who protects the baby with a love that wraps around Ella’s own tragic past, awakening a hope that goodness may yet reign. When their forbidden friendship deepens, Charlie dares to ask for her heart, bringing her behind the curtain of his secret world to reveal the sacrifice that gave hope to one little girl—boldly showing Ella that while her tattered faith is deeply scarred, the only marks that need be permanent are his own."

Like a Flower in Bloom by Siri Mitchell

764 ratings
Released 2015

"It's all her uncle's fault. For years Charlotte Withersby has been free to pursue her love of plants and flowers by assisting her botanist father. But now that she's reached the old age of twenty-two, an intrusive uncle has convinced her father that Charlotte's future--the only proper future for a woman--is to be a wife and mother, not a scholar."

Love Comes Home by Ann H. Gabhart

440 ratings
Released 2014

"Through the heartfelt storytelling of bestselling author Ann Gabhart, readers join these endearing characters as they walk an uncertain road. Each sister must learn to hold her plans with a loose hand, trusting that God will guide and strengthen them as they share the joys and sorrows of life in their little corner of the world."

Made to Last by Melissa Tagg

1500 ratings
Released 2013

"When Miranda's former fiance suddenly appears on the scene again, she doubts her life could get more complicated. Juggling three guys, an on-the-rocks television show, and the potential exposure of her deception is way more than she bargained for. Can the woman who makes things look so good onscreen admit it's time to tell the truth about who she is? And if she does, will the life Miranda's built come crashing down just as she's finally found a love to last?"

Promise to Cherish by Elizabeth Byler Younts

180 ratings
Released 2014

"As World War II draws to a close, nurse Christine falls in love with roguish Amish boy, Eli, and must choose between a new, uncertain life in the Amish faith or face the judgment of a conservative post-war American society for her past mistakes."

Still Life by Christa Parrish

330 ratings
Released 2015

"A tragic plane crash. One woman who lost her husband. Another who gave up her seat for him."

Sweetbriar Cottage by Denise Hunter

1626 ratings
Released 2017

"Following his divorce, Noah gave up his dream job, settling at a remote horse ranch in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia, putting much-needed distance between himself and the former love of his life. But then Noah gets a letter from the IRS claiming he and Josephine are still married. When he confronts Josephine for the first time in months, they discover that she missed the final step in filing the paperwork and they are, in fact, still married."

This Is How I'd Love You by Hazel Woods

367 ratings
Released 2014

"As the Great War rages, an independent young woman struggles to sustain love—and life—through the power of words."

Within the Veil by Brandy Vallance

89 ratings
Released 2016

"As their walls begin to crumble, Feya and Alasdair must fight to survive a decades-old feud, a Highland kidnapping, and the awakening of their own hearts."

What book with few ratings do you love?


  1. Healer of Carthage does look interesting.

    My Top Ten Tuesday post.

  2. All new to me books in your TTT post this week!!

    Here's a link to my TTT post: https://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2019/02/top-ten-tuesday-books-i-loved-with.html