I grew up reading books. First it was my primary school text books with classic tales, myths, and legends. That’s why I’m forever glued to my eyeglasses now! Bacause no one told me I shouldn’t be reading while flat on my back in bed 🙁. Reading like that will cause your eyeballs to elongate, affecting the focus of the light that passes through the eyes’ lens and goes through the Retina, resulting in blurred vision.
Anyway, one day my mom brought home four huge (that’s what I thought at the time) historical romances. I don’t think she knew it wasn’t age appropriate reading material for a 12-year-old girl. She’s not into books, thus, I don’t think she has any inklings of the steamy bed scenes on those romances. She just knows I love reading books. Frankly, I’m so eternally grateful! Oh not because of those 😉😊. Honest. It’s just that books in this genre have a deeper vocabulary, they are rich and textured. So when I read those historical romances, Mr. Webster became my constant companion. My understanding of the English language deepened and it started my fascination of how people lived their lives in the distant past.
Some of my favorite books in this genre:(Some cliched titles and unimaginative book covers but still great reads all the same.)
- The Wedding, The Prize, Guardian Angel, For the Roses, and Ransom by Julie Garwood
- Until You, Once and Always, and Something Wonderful by Judith McNaught
- Only With Your Love and Stranger in my Arms by Lisa Kleypas
- Forbidden by Elizabeth Lowell
- Midnight Bayou by Nora Roberts
- A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux
Have you read a historical romance book? Let’s talk about it in the comments.