a few favorite authors

I've had great opportunities to discover several authors this year.  I am currently in my romance-novel-with-a-happy-ever-after phase, and found really great authors.  Historical romances, comedies, modern-day adventures, you name it, I probably read it between January to today.

So, here are my favorite discoveries...

A Matter of ClassThe Secret Pearl Slightly Dangerous A Secret AffairThe Devil's Web (Dell Historical Romance)
Mary Balogh - Her books as mostly historical romances.  I love her most recent release - A Matter of Class.  I like how she writes her scenes - you "see" different perspectives regarding a single event as the story unfolds. 

What I Did for LoveNatural Born CharmerBreathing RoomMatch Me If You CanAin't She Sweet?
Susan Elizabeth Phililips - One word - Funny!  Mostly modern-day love stories and I love the witty back and forth between her characters. 

Never Less Than A Lady (Lost Lords)Fallen Angel (Fallen Angels)The Bartered Bride (The Bride Trilogy)
Mary Jo Putney  - Her books have a lot of subplots that keep the main theme interesting as you go through each book.  I also love that she has intertwined her characters in her later books so you get to hear about them long after you've finished a book.

Maid to MatchA Bride Most BegrudgingThe Measure of a Lady: A Novel
Deanne Gist - I love her "I really do love you, but I can't love you" approach to a story. You find yourself cheering the characters on, wanting them to realize what you already know from the previous chapters. 

The Inheritance (Women of Faith Fiction)Beyond This Moment (Timber Ridge Reflections, Book 2)Remembered (Fountain Creek Chronicles, Book 3)
Tamera Alexander - Historical romance with realistic depictions of what life was like back then.  Complete with the financial or cultural/societal struggles that were most likely prevalent during the 1800s.  I love the "triumph over adversity" theme that is a common denominator of her books.  Feel good stories about heart-wrenching situations and possibilities.

Yeah, I know.  I am a sucker for the sappy love stories with happy-ever-after endings.  Not to say that there is not enough drama in my life as it were.

Happy escapes.


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