Top 10 Historical Romance Authors

One of my favorite genres for many reasons, Historical Romance is obviously a popular option if you look at the shelves of booksellers (big and small). (They are also widely known for the embarrassing covers … muscly men and damsels with low-cut dresses. Just look at what a Google image search turned up!). There’s so many great hist-rom authors it’s hard to pick. Here’s Books for … Continue reading Top 10 Historical Romance Authors

Best Books for Gifts: Books for Her’s Top Books of 2015

The holidays are approaching and the perfect gift for friends, family and others is a good book. We’ve been reading all year and collected an amazing list of the best 4-star and 5-star books – and it’s quite a list! There’s a few authors repeating our list this year (Santa Montefiore and Beatriz Williams), but some new as well. We’re certainly fans of historical fiction (as … Continue reading Best Books for Gifts: Books for Her’s Top Books of 2015

Best Books for Gifts: Books for Her’s Top Books of 2014

The holidays are approaching and the perfect gift for friends, family and others is a good book. We’ve been reading all year and collected an amazing list of the best 4-star and 5-star books – and its quite a list! Here’s the top reads from Books for Her reviewers: Secrets of a Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore: The epitome of a summer read, Secrets of the Lighthouse is … Continue reading Best Books for Gifts: Books for Her’s Top Books of 2014

The top ten books that have made a lasting impression on my life

I was challenged to list the top 10 books that made a lasting impression on my life. Here’s my list: Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner:  The first assigned reading I stayed up all night reading.  Wallace Stegner is the voice of the American West.  And I am still half in love with Oliver Ward. (And Jamie Fraser.) Peace like a River by Leif Enger: The … Continue reading The top ten books that have made a lasting impression on my life

Top 10 Books That Influenced Me

I was challenged to list the top 10 books that I felt like had an impact on my life. Apologies in advance to those expecting to see a list of classics and literature. I’m an unabashed escapist reader – and most of my books reflect that. Here’s my list: Gone with the Wind. An unhappy ending? Those didn’t exist until I read this. Not to … Continue reading Top 10 Books That Influenced Me

Top 10 Books for Toddlers/Preschoolers

School’s back! And our kids will start getting into the reading spirit. For those with toddlers and preschoolers … or even those with infants and babies on the way: Below are my son Ryder’s favorite books as a toddler and during his preschool years (ages 2-5).  These may be a little boy-centric … and reading is such a personal thing even for little ones that yours … Continue reading Top 10 Books for Toddlers/Preschoolers