Thursday, March 31, 2011

I Read Romance

Yep. I may as well admit it. Haha. I read romance novels. I love the historical fiction kind.

My favorite so far (and I didn't know this was part of a series until I looked up the author on Amazon) is Her Irish Warrior by Michelle Willingham. I believe it's a Historical Harlequin novel and I like it because it's not one of those "raunchy rip your clothes off every time I get a chance" kind of books. It's a great story and I have to admit that I bought it solely because of the Irish bit. Because I'm Irish. WOot.

GoodReads Description: Genevieve de Renalt must escape her betrothed, even if that means putting her trust in the hands of the enemy! Irish warrior Bevan MacEgan cannot leave a lady in danger, but how far will he go to keep her safe? Marriage would benefit them both, yet he has sworn never to love again…. Proud and strong, he keeps Genevieve at a distance but, as she begins to melt his heart, a shocking discovery forces Bevan to make a choice—a choice that could mean losing her forever!

I've read it a few times. You should definitely check it out. On the opposite end of the romance spectrum, you have a Love Inspired novel by Marta Perry called Restless Hearts. It's a very sweet novel. This was a book that my dad had gotten as a free gift for some reason, so he passed it along to me because he's not exactly the romance novel type (he likes Louis L'Amour novels which are really fun to read/listen to).

GoodReads description: A search for her roots brought midwife Fiona Flanagan to Pennsylvania Dutch country—and made her wonder whether she should turn back. The area's mixture of Amish and English culture confused her, and her first encounter with local police chief Ted Rittenhouse didn't help. he'd thought she was breaking into her own office! Despite the misunderstanding, Fiona could see that Ted's tough-as-nails exterior hid a kind soul—one caught between two worlds, seeking a place to belong. She felt the same, but trusting him with her heart would require the biggest step of faith she had ever taken.

They're some really good reads. The first is part of the MacEgan Brothers series, the second is part of The Flanagans series. A departure from my normal read selections, but great reads.

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