This month I’ve been hooked on some very headstrong, capable heroines. Who am I kidding? I’m always a fan, whether in 1808 Spain, 1830 Scotland, or present day Chicago. And especially when they find strong, smart and handsome heroes.
This months book recommdations: heroines facing all kinds of trouble and a guidebook to being a kick ass heroine in real life. A bit of romance, a bit of real life reporting and a lot of happy reading.
Lately I have been lucky to be curled up inside with some truly excellent historical romances–including one of the best novels I’ve read in a while and an amazingly true story love story. These books range from the dawn of time to a very modern take on the romance novel, with stops in 18th century France and Victorian England. Behold, some Must Reads….
Many people I meet have never–gasp–read a romance novel. Their intrigued, but daunted by the task of selecting a good book to start with. After all, you want your first time to be special. Memorable. Or at the very least, not bad. With millions of romance novels available (and let’s face it: with nearly identical covers and titles) it can be impossible to know where to begin.The trick? Understand why the reasoning why someone hasn’t read a romance and then check out these recommendations.
My obsession with dukes and brits reveals itself yet again in this selection of must read books, which includes an excellent historical romance novel, a very sexy contemporary and some non-fiction if you’re feeling serious as well as non-fiction that reads like a collection of gossip columns. All these books are fun and fascinating. Happy reading!