Today’s Topic: Books From My Favorite Genre
Hosted by: That Artsy Reader Girl
Okay ya’ll. As most of you know by now, historical fiction is my go-to genre every time. And I’ve read a ton of it over the years. So historical fiction titles appear frequently in my Top Ten Lists. Many of the same titles show up over and over again since they are my favorites.
However, I decided to challenge myself a bit this week by listing books which haven’t made frequent appearances on my website already. That does not necessarily mean I have never mentioned them here before, just that they don’t show up with regularity. Some of these titles are fairly new, but most are old favorites.
Merciless, Fearless (Age of Conquest Series) – Within historical fiction, stories set in the medieval era are my absolute favorite. And no one writes them better than Tamara Leigh. These two are the latest in her newest series which follows the aftermath of the Battle of Hastings.
Carry Me Home – Although I have reviewed this one recently, I still feel like it deserves inclusion on this list. With it’s unique setting on an island off the coast of Australia, this marriage of convenience story is a bittersweet tale of sacrificial love and loss.
Noblesse Oblige – I love the strong minded heroine of this story who marries the father of the man who jilted her. This is more than a battle of wit and more a battle of wills between two stubborn people.
Words Spoken True – Having read other titles by this author, I would say this one is a bit of an anomaly. I love the unique setting, the feisty relationship between two sparring journalists, as well as the mystery which is a little reminiscent of Jack the Ripper.
The Captive Heart – This story set in the Revolutionary era was one of my favorite discoveries in 2017.
The Lost Letter – I’ve raved about Mimi Matthews other books, even reviewing two of them. However, I also love this shorter story about a second chance romance between a scarred former soldier and a baron’s daughter turned governess.
Fairchild – This was one of those random purchases I sometimes make knowing nothing about a book or author. But I thought it was an absolutely delightful story about a nobleman’s bastard daughter and a self made merchant.
Love’s Pursuit – It’s been years since I read this shocking tale of love and sacrifice set in a Puritan community. The emotionally devastating conclusion ensures that I will never forget it.
Beyond All Dreams – I really love the interaction between a brash senator and bookish librarian in this story. Not to mention I appreciate learning more about the political issues of this time setting and “witnessing” the move into the current Library of Congress building.
Love’s First Light – Who doesn’t love a tortured hero? This one features a wounded French aristocrat who has lost his entire family and is hiding out in the ruins of his former home during the French Revolution. He meets a widowed young mother with ties to the new regime.
Related: Favorite Historical Fiction Series