This was such a hard category to judge! Out of the 129 novels I read in 2022, the majority were in the romance/romcom category and I loved so many books, but here’s a Top 5 for you – though in no particular order, but these all scored 9.5 out of 10.
I have reviewed all of these individually on my blog as well as Amazon and Goodreads if you want to read more, but I would definitely recommend you check them out.
Snowfall over Halesmere House by Suzanne Snow was a gorgeous, festive read I loved. My Mum loved this one too!
I read A Colourful Country Escape by Anita Faulkner back in June, but still remember it fondly. Lovely characters and lots of fun.
I loved all the Just One Day series by Susan Buchanan and I definitely suggest reading them in order, but Summer was my absolute favourite.
Another excellent series is the Hedgehog Hollow one from Jessica Redland. Again, please read them in order, but Christmas Miracles (Book 6) was a standout for me in 2022.
Anita Faulkner’s second novel also made it into my Top 5. The Gingerbread Cafe is another gorgeous read with lots of heart and warmth in it. I think that’s something all these novels share and they are all beautiful written and uplifting with realistic characters.
Finally, two other books I rated highly this year – but ones I couldn’t easily fit in a category were these two –
Wishing you all a wonderful year of reading ahead!
Love from Karen xx