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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.)

Duchess~Susan May Warren

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

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

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.

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

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!

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

Patrick Rothfuss' amazing first novel. There are no words not worth reading in this book.

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.

Historical Fiction by Laura Frantz

The Society of Blood: Obsidian Heart Book 2 by Mark Morris | 400 pages | Titan Books | October 13, 2015

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?

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.

My first Gothic novel. I bought a paperback copy in junior high and fell in love with Gothic mysteries!

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

Rivet Your Readers with Deep Point of View by Jill Elizabeth Nelson, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007PUMQ1O/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_bUKFpb1N3WBMZ

Classic. If you want to be a writer, study this book. If you just like to read, read this book.