Welcome to my reading room. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the selection. These are some of my favorite books by some great authors. To give you some background, my list started out as a list of traditional regencies because they are so hard to find. Local libraries did not even have a selection and for those I did find, the selection was small. I love reading historicals, but without all the heat that is very common today. I prefer the sweet romance, the romantic comedy, the kind you see in a Lifetime Movie or Hallmark. So, I took to heart a quote by Toni Morrison, “If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” My own regency was born. Storm Chasers of Wentworth Hall.
I have since met many authors some of whom also love traditional regencies. Some have titles on my list. In fact, I can’t tell you how many people I talk to who tell me they love traditional regencies, but can’t find them anywhere — another reason I decided to open the reading room.
I have learned a lot about the industry and continue to uncover treasures in different genres such as cozy mysteries, YA (young adult), science fiction, contemporary and women’s fiction that meet my criteria. There are just so many wonderful adventures out there to find. So, what are my criteria you ask?
My criteria are simple:
- The heat level has to be no higher than a PG-13.* For my purposes that means what you may expect to see in a PG-13 movie, you can expect to read on a page.
- There has to be a good story which means an enjoyable read. I know this may be a matter of opinion, but as long as I am enjoying what I am reading, and it keeps me turning the page, it makes the cut.
- Absolutely must have a happy ever after or happy for now ending. This is because when I read a book, I want to feel good when I’m done. I don’t want to be thrown into a depression at the end of the story. Remember the movie Sommersby? Enough said.
*Disclaimer: I only recommend the titles listed. Although one book meets my criteria because I have read it, I cannot guarantee all books by the same author do. In addition, in order to keep my recommendations current and full of new content, I may include books that have been recommended to me by trusted sources who know my criteria. If you feel you have read a recommended book that does not meet my criteria, feel free to send me an email to let me know.