Historical Favorites in 2016

Historical Favorites in 2016

Need a last minute gift idea for someone on your list, or a hideaway read for yourself? Check out these historical reads that ranked among my favorite books of 2016. A mix of historical titles are in the list from romance to weightier topics. Please read on for my

Genre: Historical 

Lady Bridget's Diary by Maya Rodale
Lady Bridget’s Diary:

Keeping Up with the Cavendishes #1

Maya Rodale 

384 Pgs.
Avon Books
Rel:  23 February, 2016

This is a fun and lighthearted story that occasionally borders on the unrealistic but never loses the joy in the journey.   The perfect pick me up read when things just aren’t falling into place.

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Lana and the Laird by Sabrina York

 

Lana and the Laird:

Untamed Highlanders #3

Sabrina York 

384 Pgs.
St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Rel: 31 May, 2016

The gradual development of the plot as a whole, as well as opportunities to see each character grow and change throughout the series is not to be missed.  I love York’s style for historical romances, and these characters are never quite wholly what one would expect, yet when you finish, you realize they never could have been any other way.

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The Governes Was Wanton

Governess Series # 2

Julia Kelly

177 Pgs.
Pocket Star
Rel: 10 October 2016

Kelly has managed to pack all that one would hope from a larger book into this read in 2 hours large novella. Heart, heat, a touch of growth and revelation as well as moments with the three friends together, and you get a wonderful story.

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The Confectioner's Tale by Laura Madeline

 

 

The Confectioner’s Tale 

Laura Madeleine

336 Pgs.
Thomas Dunne Books
Rel:  20 September,2016

What emerges is captivating: descriptions of Paris then and now, the pastries, a mystery of love lost and a touch of romance for Petra all blend together, keeping readers turning the pages to learn both stories.  A wonderful story: evocative, memorable and utterly unforgettable.

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The Orphan Mother

Robert Hicks 

320 Pgs.
Grand Central Publishing
Rel: 13 September 2016

Hicks has managed to open the door to situations of struggle, loss, societal upheaval and the fear-driven rumors that exacerbate situations, building the world in ways that create visual images and emotional reactions from readers. It’s not always pretty, or particularly comfortable to see the naked hatreds, the prejudices and slights that are blatant and more shocking for their normalcy.

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