I’ve been settling in to a pile of historical fiction lately for Women’s History Month (with a quick reminder that we still have over a week’s worth of authors guest hosting on The Romance of Reading FB page!*).
A recent title that I found completely compelling and fascinating was Chanel Cleeton’s Next Year In Havana, a dual time line story that takes place in Cuba at the time of the revolution and today.
After the death of her beloved grandmother ...
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Who are your must-read authors? The ones who make you excited when you hear they have another title coming out? Whose books make you feel almost sad when you finish them, because you know you have to wait for the next one to release?
I have a few of those. I’m sure you do too.
One of mine is Marisa de los Santos.
I discovered this author long before I became a reviewer, and read all of her books right ...
Since we’re celebrating Women’s History Month, it seems like a good time to recommend a few historical romance reads.
I just love historical romance!
I haven’t yet finished listening to Hello, Stranger by Lisa Kleypas (among the creme de la creme of authors), so I thought I’d mention some other authors and titles I’ve really enjoyed recently.
I just love Shana Galen and she keeps getting better and better. Her Survivors series is endearing, a winning combination of humor, suspense ...
Who are your favorite historical fiction authors?
Are you a romance purist? Do you stick to themes you know and love?
There are two wonderful novels I’ve read recently, each with fascinating historical tidbits that brought the books alive.
The first is Susan Meissner’s As Bright As Heaven.
When the Bright family moves from their small tobacco town to Philadelphia in 1918, they know life will be different. Their father has been invited to partner with his uncle, an ...
Have you all been watching the Olympics?
I admit I want all the ice dancers to be “real” couples and, as I do every four years, I remind my husband of how much I loved Torvill & Dean’s Bolero (yeah, Virtue and Moir were amazing, but nothing beats this ice dancing golden performance for me!—though to be fair, they don’t seem to have any twizzles in there…) and Grinkov & Gordeeva, the most beautiful pairs skaters ever, and of course ...
Can we talk a bit about Louisa?
Jojo Moyes recently released Still Me, the third—and likely final—title that follows Louisa Clark, the woman we first met in Me Before You, the author’s phenomenally successful breakout novel that introduced us to Louisa when she became the caregiver to quadriplegic Will.
Will dies. (I expect most of you reading this know how that happens, and how Luisa is affected by it.) Louisa dealing with her grief, guilt and anger while figuring out ...
It’s another week for catching up on notable books I read at the end of last year.
I’m a Kate Meader fan and I finally had the chance to listen to the first title in her sexy hockey series, the Chicago Rebels. Irresistible You came out last August, but I got my hands on the audio in December (thank you Tantor).
This was on the amazon page for the title as “from the author” and is a great way to ...
Hi Reader Friends!
I know a lot of people love Valentine’s Day and a lot of people hate it. When I was young and single, I always wanted to have a Valentine, but if I didn’t, I made sure to celebrate loving myself and other people in my life. I’d either get together with other single friends for a night out, or treat myself to dinner and a movie.
The first few years I was together with my ...