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Susan May Warren's best, in my opinion. Terrific love triangle historical. (In some ways similar to my novel The Red Fury.)

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Made me a Siri fan. Historical Fiction, Christian Romance.

Some of the best historicals I've ever read. There were points where I had to set the book(s) down and weep.

3 Fantasy Novels That Are Good Despite Their Covers Fantasy novel cover art is often wonderful and awful and laughable in a way that is independent of the actual content of the book it’s trying to sell. These are 12 of the clearest cases where you definitely shouldn’t let it put you off.

Illustrations for Jane Austen’s classical novels. By ChihAriel

The Shattered Court (A Novel of the Four Arts, #1) by M.J. Scott

A story of longing and love in post-Civil War Texas. Great historical!

A Murder in Time: A Novel by Julie McElwain http://www.amazon.com/dp/1605989746/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_nMlNwb0HMHP5T

Probably the best book I read in 2011. Big historical fiction at its best.

NPR's list of the year's best historical fiction: To bring the past to life and make it matter, historical fiction must do more than conjure up an exotic backdrop for a conventional story. NPR Books has picked six books this year that challenge our preconceptions and help show how the past shaped the world we live in today.

The Princess and the Templar by Hebby Roman, Raul de Porcelos, a Knight Templar, is duty bound to bring orphaned Irish Princess Cahira O'Donnell to wed the Earl of Orkney. But Cahira resists the handsome Templar, refusing to relinquish the heritage her family died to protect. Thrown together by fate, a forbidden passion is kindled. Who will be the first to surrender to desire, the warrior-princess or the warrior-monk?

Historical Fiction by Laura Frantz

38 Paranormal Romance Books That Are Spookily Sexy: When the nights grow dark and the wolves begin to howl, there's nothing quite like curling up in front of the fire with a spooky romance novel.

A pastiche, that keeps pulling the rug out from under you, and sneaks in questions about why we hold the opinions and made the decisions about our lives that we did. I liked it, but I'm going to have to think about this one for awhile to figure out how much.

City on Fire: A Novel of Pompeii by Tracy L. Higley - Really a great story!