My husband reads lots of nonfiction, especially history and biographies. I, on the other hand, love a book with a historical background, but I prefer fiction. I want a plot, a story, with a sense of a time period.
Right now, I’m reading the second book in Anna Lee Huber’s Lady Darby series, MORTAL ARTS. Set in Scotland in 1830, it’s a mystery–a little on the dark side–with the feeling of English lords and ladies with a bit of Gothic thrown in. I’m a fan.
I recently read Mae Clair’s END OF DAY, with a present day mystery linked to a heinous event that happened during the founding of Hode’s Hill in 1799. The chapters from the past added depth and gravity to a curse that’s released when Gabriel Vane’s remains are stolen from the town’s old church yard. Those scenes from the past were vivid and emotional.
Another author I return to with every new book she writes is my friend Julia Donner/ M.L. Rigdon. I love her Regency romances. They take me back to my love of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen. But she’s started a new historical Western romance series, and I love those books every bit as much.
That’s why I’m happy to share that the first book in her Westward Bound series, AVENUE TO HEAVEN, is available now on a Goodreads giveaway. 100 lucky winners will receive an e-book copy of her book. Here’s the link: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway?sort=recently_listed&tab=recently_listed. And here’s a tiny tease about her book:
Hope you have a great week and Happy Writing!