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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,

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.


Unknown member
Dec 16, 2020

Congratulations to all!


Unknown member
Dec 15, 2020

I am beyond honored. So many incredible authors and thrilled to be nominated along side of them.


Unknown member
Dec 15, 2020

Both my daughter/co-author and I are so honored to have our book The New Apprentice named as a finalist. Thank you so much!


Unknown member
Dec 15, 2020

I'm so honored to be included with such talented and phenomenal authors! Thank you N.N. Light!


P.L. Parker
P.L. Parker
Dec 15, 2020

I am so honored that my books are finalists! So excited! Thank you all!

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