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Announcing the 2020 N. N. Light Book Awards - Finalists #books #bestbooks2020 #bookawards #bookish

We at N. N. Light's Book Heaven read a wide variety of books every year. 2020 was no different. We read and reviewed over 1,000 books this year. As the year draws to a close, we award the best books of the year (December 2019 - November 2020). Each of these books were given a 5 star or 5+ star review by N. N. Light's Book Heaven and they are highly recommended reads. These are the finalists:

Action Adventure:

Demigods by J. Giambrone

Children’s Books/Middle Grade:

Frederick Fly-Catcher by Helen C. Johannes

Vegetable Chatter by Mommy Moo Moo

Christian Fiction/Romance:

My Heart Weeps by Pamela S. Thibodeaux

Rose In The Desert by K.M. Daughters

Patriot's Courage by Penelope Marzec

Contemporary Romance:

For The Love of You (Pacific Vista Ranch #3) by Claire Marti

Whispers in Washington: Ticket to True Love by Jennifer Wilck

Mountain Blaze by Debby Grahl

Cozy Mystery:

Murder: Double or Nothing (Southern California Mysteries, #3) by Lida Sideris

Fais Do Do Die (Big Uneasy, #5) by Pauline Baird Jones

Fireworks, A Firecracker & Foul Play (Death by Cupcake, #5) by D.E. Haggerty

Crime Thriller:

Virtually Timeless (High-Tech Crime Solvers #5) by Casi McLean

Torment in the Wind (Wind Series, #7) by Judy Bruce

Dark Romance:

Reign Of Pride (Dark Reign Book 1) by A.G. Kirkham


New Wave (The Islands Of Anarchy #1) by Jennifer Ann Shore

Wasteland (Operation Galton, #2)

Fate of War (Leftover Girl, #5) by C. C. Bolick

Erotic Romance:

Until We Get It Right by Cadence Vonn

A Matter of Manners (Shades of Sin, #1) by Terry Graham

Yours...Mine...Always by Cadence Vonn


The Lost Link (Power of Fae, #1) by Michelle Bryan

Evolutionary Magic (Andromeda Bochs Book 1) by Christina Herlyn

Elemental Links: Steel and Magic Book 1 by M.A. Leon

Fantasy Romance:

Solace: Fae Warriors Book 1 by Gini Rifkin

Only One Summer, Book 2, Sisters of the Legend Trilogy by K. M. Daughters

Waiting for the Laird by Willa Blair

Fiction/Literary Fiction:

My Name Is Danny: Tales From Danny the Dog by Andrew Joyce

Legend of the Lost Ass by Karen Winters Schwartz

Confronting Religious Fanaticism (An Eye for an Eye, #1) by Steve Shear

Historical Fiction:

Northern Wolf (Northern Wolf, #1) by Daniel Greene

The Cold Palace (The Forbidden City #4) by Melissa Addey

Blood and Silver by Vali Benson

Historical Mystery:

A Trace of Deceit (Victorian Mystery, #2) by Karen Odden

Double or Nothing by Clabe Polk

A Girl's Best Friend by Annalisa Russo

Historical Romance:

A Hundred Lies by Jean M. Grant

By Promise Made by Susan Leigh Furlong

The Berserker's Bride by Laura Strickland

Holiday Romance:

Mistletoe, Mobsters, & Mozzarella by Peggy Jaeger

Twelfth Night Promise: A Stolen Kisses Novella by Alanna Lucas

Waiting for a Miracle by Jennifer Wilck

Medieval Fiction/Romance:

A Winter Knight (Knights of Destiny Book 2) by Barbara Bettis

Clement: Boy Knight of Normandy (Clement, #1) by Craig T. Hipkins

The Maxwell Ghost by Ruth A. Casie


Walks with Sam: A Man, a Dog, and a Season of Awakening by David W. Berner

Mom...It's Cancer: They all said she was much too young. They were all very wrong by Debbie Legault

Foreigner In My Own Backyard: A Satirical Memoir by Travis Casey

Military Romance:

Home in Your Arms by Charlotte O’Shay

A Bounty on Forever by Connie Y. Harris


Hide and Seek by Jo A. Hiestand

Hit and Run ?: A Brad Petronella novella (Brad Petronella novellas) by F.J. Donohue


Stocks, Bonds & Taxes: A Comprehensive Handbook and Investment Guide for Everybody by Phillip B. Chute

The Ultimate Boston Bruins Trivia Book: A Collection of Amazing Trivia Quizzes and Fun Facts for Die-Hard Bruins Fans! By Ray Walker

Corporate Undertaker: Business Lessons from the Dead and Dying by Domenic Aversa


Metallic Red (The Royally Human Vampire, #1) by Jennifer Ann Shore

Crimson at Cape May (The Haunted Shores Mysteries #2) by Randy Overbeck

Once Upon a Lane by Duncan Wilson

Paranormal Romance:

Hidden Gypsy Magic by Tena Stetler

Diomere's Mercenary (Gate Keeper Chronicles #3) by Sabrina A. Fish

Heart and Soul (Paranormal Rock Star Romance) by Karen Michelle Nutt

Paranormal Suspense:

Ghost in the Machine by Katie O’Sullivan

Ghost Moon by Kathryn Knight


Harnessing Light by S.B. Goncarova

Regency Romance:

Courtesan's Wicked Desire (Improper Wives for Proper Lords, #4) by Clair Brett

A Lady's Addiction by Angelina Jameson

Romantic Comedy:

A Hero for Hailey (Love will OUT, #1) by D.E. Haggerty

Devil's Food Ripple With a Cherry On Top by Laura Strickland

Vanilla with a Twist by Peggy Jaeger

Romantic Fiction/Thriller:

Tears of the Wolf (Hotel LaBelle, #4) by Sharon Buchbinder

Winter at the Light by Stephen B. King

Lacewood: A Novel of Time and Place by Jessica James

Romantic Suspense:

After the Curtain Call by Nancy E. Polin

Endangered Diamond by M. Kate Quinn

A Pride of Brothers: Rick by Peggy Jaeger

Science Fiction:

Solar Warden by Peter Fuller

Shadowfall: Vol TWO - The Amalie Noether Chronicles by Jana Williams

Science Fiction Romance:

Pets in Space 5 (Pets in Space, #5) by Pauline Baird Jones, Veronica Scott, et.al

The Breeder Slave by P.L. Parker

The Chalice (Deg’Nara, #1) by P.L. Parker

Scottish Romance:

Deception and Desire (MacNaughton Castle Romance, #1) by Aubrey Wynne

A Merry MacNaughton Mishap (MacNaughton Castle Romance, #0.5) by Aubrey Wynne

The Reiver's Cub by Laura Strickland


Living Lightly: Bring Happiness and Calm to Your Everyday by Dale Curd and Kimberly Alexander

Swimming in Puddles: Create an Abundant Life from Limited Circumstances by Clint Lowe

Short Stories:

Tears and Crimson Velvet by A.L. Butcher

Peripheral Visions and Other Stories by Nancy Christie

Steampunk Romance:

Cross Checking: A Buffalo Steampunk Adventure by Laura Strickland

Supernatural Thriller:

The List: Alyssa's Revenge (Deep State Mysteries Book 2) by Casi McLean

Reign Of Fire (Deep State Mysteries Book 1) by Casi McLean

Sweet Romance:

Rock House Grill (Impact Series #1) by D.V. Stone

Love Overboard by Rachelle Paige Campbell

Time Travel/Time Travel Romance:

To Weave a Highland Tapestry by Mary Morgan

A Switch In Time: The President Is Missing... by Casi McLean

The Quest by Pam Binder

Urban Fantasy:

Midnight Temptation by Shari Nichols

Myth Management by Alex Musson

Dream Chasers (Screamcatcher # 2) by Christy J. Breedlove

Vintage Romance:

Always, Almond Fudge by Charlotte O’Shay

Bishop Takes Knight (Redclaw Origins #1) by McKenna Dean

The Blueberry Swirl Waltz by Maria Imbalzano

Western Romance:

Letters and Lies by Colleen L. Donnelly

A Fallacious Seduction by Virginia Barlow

Undercover Outlaw by Gini Rifkin

Women’s Fiction:

Wild Heart by Carolyn Haley

No More Secrets by Joanne Guidoccio

Country Roads: A Country Roads Series: Book One by Grea Warner

Young Adult:

Fear Tomorrow (The Fear Chronicles, #4) by C.C. Bolick

EverMarked by A.J. Eversley

The New Apprentice by Vincent Morrone and Danielle Morrone

Congratulations to all the finalists.

The winners will be announced on Monday, December 21, 2020.