Julia Quinn writes Regency romances.
They are funny, lighthearted and cute with a big AWWWWW factor. There are no contrived subplots just engaging characters falling in love. There is some spice in there but all in all they are just a nice, light read where you know that everything is going to be worked out and you will always get your HEA! (Happy Ever After)
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‘Bitter Greens’ by Kate Forsyth. A richly detailed retelling of the Rapunzel fairy tale, weaving together the lives of three different women from the court of Louis XIV in Versailles to Renaissance Venice, this historical fiction is filled with dark magic and evocative descriptions. For lovers of fairy tales and historical fiction.
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The popular Outlander series has also been made into an award winning TV show. It follows Claire who falls through ancient stones in 1960’s Scotland and ends up in 1743. It is a highly enjoyable series with something for everyone.
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Charles Todd is a mother and son writing team with 2 main series set during and after WWI. My favourite is the one about Bess Crawford which employs all the elements of a satisfying mystery, with an absorbing plot and a charismatic heroine.
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Matthew Bartholomew is a physician in medieval Cambridge when the Bubonic plague strikes. In addition he must investigate some mysterious murders. An absorbing mystery with great attention to historical detail.
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