Today’s Topic: Favorite Bookmarks
Hosted by: That Artsy Reader Girl
I decided to have some fun interpreting this week’s prompt. This one took quite a bit of research, especially for the characters. One thing that surprised me is how much more frequently the name Mark (or a variation of it) pops up in historical fiction. It doesn’t seem to be as popular a choice for contemporary book heroes.
Mark Nolan– Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor – This just happens to be the book that my one of my favorite holiday films is adapted from. Hallmark’s Christmas with Holly is on my must watch films every year. I actually prefer the movie to the book, even though I’m a big fan of author Lisa Kleypas.
Marcus, Lord Westcliff – It Happened One Autumn – Speaking of Lisa Kleypas, she must really like the name Mark, because she used it again in this historical novel.
Markos Stavros – Sons of Thunder -This one features a very flawed hero and shines a light on the German occupation of Greece during WWII.
Marcus Gottfried – A Beauty So Rare -It’s interesting to me that when a variation of the name Mark pops up in historical fiction, it’s often worn by a European hero. This one is a former Austrian aristocrat.
Marc Wilde – Clandestine – Here is a contemporary Marc (love the last name!), although he does end up traveling back in time.
Marcello Falassi – River of Time Series – This is an excellent YA time travel series with not just one, but two wonderful heroes. But the heroines are even better.
Mark McBride – A Star to Steer By – This Mark is not the main character, but he is a scene and heart stealer. We need more representations of Down’s Syndrome in fiction, if you ask me.
Mark of the Lion – One of my favorite series ever set in ancient Rome. And bonus it also features a male hero called Marcus!
Mark of Distinction – Book two of three in my other favorite series. It’s an intricately told heart-wrenching story with a stunning ending.
Mark of Salvation – This is an old favorite of mine set in 14th century Scotland.
The Mark of the King – A fascinating look at the early residents and history of New Orleans. And double bonus, the hero’s name is Marc-Paul.
Mark Andrew Olsen – It’s been years since I read these books, but I will never forget that it introduced me to the concept of spiritual DNA.