Of course, the favorite of all times is the Bible. I read it daily for guidance and inspiration.
You and I like so many of the same books. I have read all the Midford books except the last one. Anything Nicholas Sparks writes, many of Richard Paul Evans, his "Sunflower" is one of my favorites. Love the Harmony Series by Philip Gulley. I am reading a Donna Van Lyre right now.
Several years ago, a lady brought me a book by Francine Rivers titled "Redeeming Love". She told me it was one of the best books she had ever read. I went home and think I read it in two days. I cried and cried, never had I ever read a book about such unconditional love. I felt totally engulfed in Jesus love because that is the way Michael loved Angel. I have been hooked on Christain Fiction ever since, however, that one was based on the book of "Hosea" from the bible. I think now I have read all of Francine's books and after reading my first book by "Karen Kingsbury" I believe I have read all of hers. The Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers is one of her best, I couldn't put them down!!
I've read many of the authors mentioned here, but I'll add a few that weren't included. If you like Janet Evanovitch, try Jennifer Crusie. They have the same editor and her books are a hoot. I also really like Charlaine Harris. I know most people associate her with vampires, since one of her series was the basis for the cable series True Blood (I read the books, but never saw the show); however, she's a great author and wrote two mystery series and a couple of stand alone mysteries that had nothing to do with the supernatural. One is her Aurora Teagarden mysteries (about a librarian in a small southern town) and the other is her Shakespeare mysteries (Shakespeare is another small southern town). I also enjoy some of the authors on the bestsellers list such as Linda Howard, Tami Hoag, Kathy Reichs, Kay Hooper, and Catherine Coulter.
Here's a link I think I shared before from the Dec/Jan 2014 issue of Quilter's Newsletter with a fairly comprehensive list of quilt fiction.
I love Miss Read, too. I don't recognize some of these titles. I'll put them on my list.
The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman
The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns by Margaret Dilloway
Calling me Home by Julie Kibler
Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
All are wonderful; especially the last three which I couldn't put down!