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Harlie Get’s Tough – Tough Subject Books for Top Ten Tuesday

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While last week was our top ten books to read when you need something light and fun, this week, we are going the opposite direction: Top Ten Books dealing with tough subjects, whether it be abuse, suicide, grief, or just whatever speaks to you personally. So, we chose the ones that do and are sharing them here.  Sometimes they are good for a change of pace or to gain some understanding or compassion.  In other words, you just never know when you might need them. 😉



Mutual Release (Stewart Realty #7) by Liz Crowe


Wind Chime Point by Sherryl Woods

(adoption, unwed mother)

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (Always a Marine #10) by Heather Long

(abuse against military wives)

Saving Casey by Liza O’Connor

(teenage suicide)

Coming Home (The Porter Brothers #1) by Paloma Beck

(parental death, grief)

Nobody’s Perfect by Kallypso Masters

(healing from abuse)

TRUE by Erin McCarthy

(addiction, child abuse)

Trapped Under Ice by MJ Schiller

(being a single mom, alcoholism)

Duty and Desire by Anju Gattani

(arranged marriage)

Friends and Lovers by Tara Mills

(spouse abuse)



I think we covered most of the major tragedies in life, eh?



So what do you think of book-wise when you think of tough subjects like these??



See ya next week!




10 thoughts on “Harlie Get’s Tough – Tough Subject Books for Top Ten Tuesday

  1. Thank you for including Coming Home. I hoped to infuse enough romance and love into the plot to not overwhelm readers with the character’s grief over the loss of one of his parents.

  2. You made some good selections. I’ve only read Saving Casey, and found it extremely well written, but disturbing that the major incident in the book was based on something that really happened. Tweeted.

  3. All these titles are new to me. And they tackle very tough topics indeed. And I love what you said about the gaining of understanding and compassion. 😀

  4. I’m not surprised at all that romance writers can tackle intense emotional issues like this, because that’s what we do best…deal with the emotional side of life. Good for all of these authors for the catharsis that some readers will get from their words. Isn’t the world of fiction, but in particular, romance, a wonderful place?

  5. Interesting list! I haven’t read any of those, but they sound interesting. Perhaps I’ll tackle Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, as I’ve worked with a lot of military personnel. Thanks for the recommendations!

  6. Very tough subjects. All books I’d love to read. I love books that make me think and feel–especially when they take me out of my comfort zone.

  7. while these books do have some subjects I’m not entirely comfortable reading about, they look like they would have good stories that I would like to read. great list!

  8. Those are some tough subjects. I have to give kudos to authors for touching on these various subjects. It strikes a nerve with people and they’ll react to it in different ways. This is a great list!

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