Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Let’s begin the list with one of my favorite books. Although she’s orphaned at a young age, Ann-with-an-e perseveres and remains a hopeless romantic despite all her hardships. It’s difficult to read Anne’s story without laughing at her antics.
In Front of God and Everybody: The Confessions of April Grace by KD McCrite
This is actually a middle school-aged book; therefore, the protagonist April Grace is a preteen. She’s quite a little spitfire with an equal dose of sass and Southern charm. April Grace becomes an amateur sleuth to protect her grandma from a would-be thief.
Girl of Fire and Thorns (series) by Rae Carson
Elisa doesn’t necessarily want to be the Chosen One, but she has no choice. She must embrace her true identity and protect her kingdom and the ones she loves— or die trying.
When Lia Weaver saves the life of a fugitive named Gabe, she embarks on a journey that will change everything she believes about her village, her family, and herself.
Drastona (Stone) dreams of becoming a scribe. She achieves her dream and much more when she realizes she is also a mage and possibly the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy. However, “with great power comes great responsibility” (it’s the catchphrase of ole Uncle Ben), and she must learn to wield her power if she wants to overthrow a king and become the leader her kingdom deserves.
Until the next post . . . keep smiling!