Top 10 Best Books to Read in American Fiction Anthologies - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in American Fiction Anthologies. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Long Way Home


Top 10 Best Books to Read in American Fiction Anthologies - August 2021

Four women bound by chance take the trip of a lifetime in this heartwarming novel by bestselling author Karen McQuestion. For Wisconsinites Marnie, Laverne, and Rita, life isn't working out so well. Each is biding time, waiting for something better, something to transport them out of what their lives have recently become. And then there’s Jazzy: bubbly, positive, and happy even though she hears voices of the departed. Brought together by a chance meeting, the women decide to join Marnie on a road trip from Wisconsin to Las Vegas where she intends to reunite with Troy, the boy she raised as her own—and who she’s been separated from since her boyfriend’s death. Little do they know that as the road trip unfolds, so will their lives—in directions they never anticipated. Humorous, heartwarming, and bittersweet, the journey has something special in store for each woman.

  • Author: Karen McQuestion
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (May 1, 2012)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

2. Smoke Bellew (Dover Books on Literature & Drama)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in American Fiction Anthologies - August 2021

A sweeping adventure saga in the tradition of White Fang and The Call of the Wild, bringing to vivid life the cold, bleak, unforgiving Alaskan wilderness and the colorful, desperately uncertain lives of both natives and intruders. On a lark, the novel’s hero, Christopher Bellew, a San Francisco newspaperman and dandy, sets off on what he believes will be a brief trek into the Klondike to cover the latest gold rush. The lark turns into a rough, raw adventure that transforms the young chekako (tenderfoot) into a tough, hardened survivor.

  • Author: Jack London
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (April 10, 2013)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

3. The Billionaire's Trust: Covington Billionaires Book 1 (A Billionaire Romance Love Story)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in American Fiction Anthologies - August 2021

He answered the door in just a bathrobe. When I told him why I was there, he dropped it to the floor... Bill: I keep things simple with the women I meet. Charm her, enjoy her, discard her, and repeat. Once she hears my family name her focus is on the size of my wallet and she can't be trusted. Until Lauren shows up at my doorstep one night and I am suddenly in charge of the family company. I need to save the family legacy and ten thousand jobs. I can't do it without her. She's beautiful, sassy, brilliant, and brutally honest. She can't stand me. I need her. In my bed, in my life, as my wife. Everything's going according to plan . . . Until, she disappears. Lauren: I fell for him as soon as I saw him last week, all of him, the full package. Until, he sent me back to his condo to get rid of the girl--the naked one in his bed. He didn't even know her name. Today he's the new CEO, and he's screwing up. Royally. I told him what I thought of him. Again. Now, he won't take no for an answer. When he makes a fairy tale proposal in front of hundreds, I can't say no. Together we have a plan to save the company. But he's keeping secrets, and I uncover the worst one. Check out The Billionaire's Trust today and see love find a way.

  • Author: Erin Swann
  • Publisher: Swann Publications (August 4, 2017)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

4. Say Goodbye for Now


Top 10 Best Books to Read in American Fiction Anthologies - August 2021

From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde comes a feel-good story of four outcasts who learn that some bonds are stronger than blood. On an isolated Texas ranch, Dr. Lucy cares for abandoned animals. The solitude allows her to avoid the people and places that remind her of the past. Not that any of the townsfolk care. In 1959, no one is interested in a woman doctor. Nor are they welcoming Calvin and Justin Bell, a newly arrived African American father and son. When Pete Solomon, a neglected twelve-year-old boy, and Justin bring a wounded wolf-dog hybrid to Dr. Lucy, the outcasts soon find refuge in one another. Lucy never thought she’d make connections again, never mind fall in love. Pete never imagined he’d find friends as loyal as Justin and the dog. But these four people aren’t allowed to be friends, much less a family, when the whole town turns violently against them. With heavy hearts, Dr. Lucy and Pete say goodbye to Calvin and Justin. But through the years they keep hope alive…waiting for the world to catch up with them.

  • Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (December 13, 2016)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

5. Rage (Satan's Outcasts MC Sacramento Chapter): Outlaw Riders MC Romance Series: Book 1 (Satan's Outcasts Outlaw Riders)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in American Fiction Anthologies - August 2021

She swore she’d never fall in love – until she met Rage. As the most feared enforcer of the infamous Satan’s Outcasts biker club, Rage knows how to get what he wants. To him, relationships are a joke, and the only thing he’s interested in is a quick fling to take his mind off the club. Sick of being hurt by the men she loves, Layla thinks she’s sworn off relationships forever. But when this feisty newcomer crosses paths with a mysterious tough-as-nails biker, she struggles to stick to her rule of not falling in love. Rage has no time for romance – but try as he might, he begins to feel a budding attraction to Layla that threatens to challenge everything he thinks about love. But when the Satan’s Outcasts start receiving suspicious anonymous messages, he’s forced to make a tough choice – to put his loyalty to the Outcasts first, or the woman he’s growing increasingly drawn to… Can Rage convince Layla to risk her heart again? Or is their unlikely love affair doomed to end in disaster? Imbued with all the high-stakes romance and drama of the tantalizing Satan’s Outcasts adventures you all know and love, the first book in this riveting MC romance series will take you on a wild ride you won’t soon forget. If you love action-packed HEA romance with a fun twist, then grab your copy of Rage today.

  • Author: Vanessa James
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 



6. Ask Him Why


Top 10 Best Books to Read in American Fiction Anthologies - August 2021

From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde comes a stunning, emotional story of a young soldier’s unthinkable act…and the unbreakable bonds between a sister and brother. Ruth and her little brother, Aubrey, are just teenagers when their older brother ships off to Iraq. When Joseph returns, uninjured, only three and a half months later, Ruth is happy he is safe but also deeply worried. How can it be that her courageous big brother has been dishonorably discharged for refusing to go out on duty? Aubrey can’t believe that his hero doesn’t have very good reasons. Yet as the horrifying details of the incident emerge, Joseph disappears. In their attempts to find him, Ruth and Aubrey discover he has a past far darker than either of them could imagine. But even as they learn more about their brother, important questions remain unanswered—why did he betray his unit, his country, and now his family? Joseph’s refusal to speak ignites a fire in young Aubrey that results in a disastrous, and public, act of rebellion. The impact of Joseph’s fateful decision one night in Baghdad will echo for years to come, with his siblings caught between their love for him and the media’s engulfing frenzy of judgment. Will their family ever make their way back to each other and find a way to forgive?

  • Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (December 15, 2015)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

7. The Wake Up


Top 10 Best Books to Read in American Fiction Anthologies - August 2021

From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde comes an emotional novel of how one man’s life changes forever when he rediscovers his ability to feel the pain of others. Something has been asleep in forty-year-old cattle rancher Aiden Delacorte for a long time. It all comes back in a rush during a hunting trip, when he’s suddenly attuned to the animals around him, feeling their pain and fear as if it were his own. But the newfound sensitivity of Aiden’s “wake up” has its price. He can no longer sleepwalk through life, holding everyone at arm’s length. As he struggles to cope with a trait he’s buried since childhood, Aiden falls in love with Gwen, a single mother whose young son bears a burden of his own. Sullen and broken from his experiences with an abusive father, Milo has turned to acting out in violent and rebellious ways. Aiden can feel the boy’s pain, as well as that of his victims. Now he and Milo must sift through their pasts to find empathy with the innocent as well as the guilty, to come to terms with their deepest fears, and to finally discover the compassionate heart of a family.

  • Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (December 5, 2017)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

8. Allie and Bea: A Novel


Top 10 Best Books to Read in American Fiction Anthologies - August 2021

An Amazon Charts bestseller. Humor and heart move the fast-paced journey of an unlikely pair coming together to form a family of their own in this touching story from New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde. Bea has barely been scraping by since her husband died. After falling for a telephone scam, she loses everything and is forced to abandon her trailer. With only two-thirds of a tank in her old van, she heads toward the Pacific Ocean with her cat—on a mission to reclaim what’s rightfully hers, even if it means making others pay for what she lost. When fifteen-year-old Allie’s parents are jailed for tax fraud, she’s sent to a group home. But when her life is threatened by another resident, she knows she has to get out. She escapes only to find she has nowhere to go—until fate throws Allie in Bea’s path. Reluctant to trust each other, much less become friends, the two warily make their way up the Pacific Coast. Yet as their hearts open to friendship and love from the strangers they meet on their journey, they find the courage to forge their own unique family—and begin to see an imperfect world with new eyes.

  • Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (May 23, 2017)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

9. When I Found You


Top 10 Best Books to Read in American Fiction Anthologies - August 2021

Fifteen years after discovering an abandoned baby boy in the woods, widower Nathan McCann finds him abandoned once again—this time at his doorstep—in this emotional tale from New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde. While duck hunting one morning, childless, middle-aged Nathan McCann finds a newborn abandoned in the woods. To his shock, the child—wrapped in a sweater and wearing a tiny knitted hat—is still alive. To his wife’s shock, Nathan wants to adopt the boy…but the child’s grandmother steps in. Nathan makes her promise, however, that one day she’ll bring the boy to meet him so he can reveal that he was the one who rescued him. Fifteen years later, the widowered Nathan discovers the child abandoned once again—this time at his doorstep. Named Nat, the teenager has grown into a sullen delinquent whose grandmother can no longer tolerate him. Nathan agrees to care for Nat, and the two engage in a battle of wills that spans years. Still, the older man repeatedly assures the youngster that, unlike the rest of the world, he will never abandon him—not even when Nat suffers a trauma that changes both of their lives forever. From the bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes When I Found You , an exquisite, emotional tale of the unexpected bonds that nothing in life can break. Revised edition: This edition of When I Found You includes editorial revisions.

  • Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (April 23, 2013)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

10. Leaving Blythe River: A Novel


Top 10 Best Books to Read in American Fiction Anthologies - August 2021

From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde comes an unforgettable story of courage and finding forgiveness in an unforgiving wilderness. Seventeen-year-old Ethan Underwood is totally unprepared to search for his father in the Blythe River National Wilderness. Not only is he small, scrawny, and skittish but he’s barely speaking to the man after a traumatic betrayal. Yet when his father vanishes from their remote cabin and rangers abandon the rescue mission, suddenly it’s up to Ethan to keep looking. Angry or not, he’s his father’s only hope. With the help of three locals—a fearless seventy-year-old widow, a pack guide, and a former actor with limited outdoor skills—he heads into the wild. The days that follow transform Ethan’s world. Hail, punishing sun, swollen rapids, and exhausting pain leave him wondering if he’s been fooled yet again: Is his father out here at all? As the situation grows increasingly dire, Ethan realizes this quest has become about more than finding his dad. From the bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes a story of nature revealing human nature—the trickiest terrain. Navigating an unforgiving landscape, Ethan searches himself for the ability to forgive his father—if he finds him alive.

  • Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (May 24, 2016)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction