Today I am starting a new weekly post called Saturday Suggestions. Each week I will select a book, series, or author to highlight that I have read in the past, before I started blogging.
I'm so thankful to have a nice pile of review copies here that will keep me very busy bringing you reviews of upcoming and recent titles. But there are so many wonderful books that I read BB (Before Blog) that I want to share! I won't be able to do actual reviews of them because, to do that, I would have to re-read them. I would love to read them again, that's why I kept them, after all, but unfortunately I don't have the time to devote to that these days!
Hence my idea, Saturday Suggestions!
This week I want to talk about a very successful contemporary author, Joanna Trollope. Her books are wonderful and she is a terrific writer. (It's in her blood, she is a descendant of Anthony Trollope, the prolific and popular Victorian novelist.) But the books I want to highlight this week are her historical novels, which were written at the beginning of her career, under the name Caroline Harvey.
These novels include Eliza Stanhope, The Steps of the Sun, Legacy of Love, A Second Legacy, Leaves from the Valley, Parson Harding's Daughter, and City of Gems, among others. They are set in Victorian England and usually involve travel abroad to places like India. They are all excellent historical novels and I, personally, wish that she would return to historical fiction from time to time. Her style in the early novels reminds me a bit of Jane Austen and they are full of plucky heroines and interesting narratives.
As you can see from the examples below, used copies are easily (and inexpensively) available.
So, that's my first Saturday Suggestion. What do you think? Do you have old favorites that you want to recommend? Feel free to leave your ideas here or borrow my graphic and post away!
Thank you to Beth at Beth Fish Reads and to The Blogger Guide for helping me to customize my template and to Andrea at The Little Bookworm for improving my header!!
- The Tome Traveller
- New Hampshire, United States
- Bibliophile, Anglophile, Traveller... I have been an avid reader all of my life, since I took the Dr. Seuss Dictionary away from my Mom when I was less than a year old because I wanted to read it myself. In college, where I earned my degree in English Literature, I was often asked "What are you going to do with it?" Now I finally have the answer to that question!!! Being employed as a Flight Attendant for twenty years has given me a lot of life experience and, better still, a lot of time to read. I love to travel for fun, too.