And now, in the time between finishing one book and starting another, I'm spending a lot of time reading. Back to traveling while staying at home. What are your favorite books in far-flung settings? I need something to read...
Tell Tasha what you're reading and you may be one of TWO commenters to win DEATH IN THE FLOATING CITY
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Great excerpt , sounds like a really great book.
I read a lot of historical romances and just finished reading The Recruit by Monica McCarty. It takes us from medieval England to Scotland and back again. It was the first book I've read by her and was awed by the rich history she provided in her book (she also added a fantastic author's note section explaining some of the history that she didn't go in great detail in the storyline itself). Anyway, I appreciate all the work authors go through in order to carry me away to a land I'll probably never get to see. I look forward to reading your books!
I read a range of books. One of my favorite authors is J R Ward/Jessica
Great to learn of your research. Historical novels are among my favorite reading.
I enjoy historical fictions and romances especially when they include true references that help spark memories of visiting that place or studying that place.
What is better than curling up with a lovely hot cup of tea and a historical mystery/romance novel on a cold rainy day? All the background research authors do makes our reading journey truly come alive. I have never had the opportunity to travel to Italy, but would love to make that journey vicariously through reading your "Death in a Floating City". I just finished re-reading Ken Follett's "Pillars of the Earth" and the sequel "World Without End". Great historical background in both.
I agree-one of the best things about reading is the way books can take you around the world. A friend gave me a book-Silent in the Grave-first chapter London 1886, I just started reading it last night and so far I like it
Deanna Raybourn's Lady Julia Grey mysteries are favorites of mine. In Dark Road to Darjeeling, the Himalayas are featured. I'm sure I'll never go there, so it was fun to arm-chair travel there.
I love to read ANYTHING - but books with history lessons and travel lessons built right into them all at the same time?! Great. Have you read the Jade de Cameron series by Suzanne Arruda. They're great. And your books are, too. This newest one sounds fantastic. Best of luck with it.
Boy I'd really like to read this book. It sounds great!!
Oh my gosh this looks so fantastic! What an citing tale! Its
Book of Fish is a great book about Australia
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I like that about books as well. You can travel all over the place as well as to different times.
Dickens, Mitchell are perfect and my faves. I fell for LM Montgomery and Anne of Green Gables when I was young. Shakespeare has always had an amazing way of bringing Ceaser to MacBeth alive. I also like to "travel" in other places - Tolkien, George RR Martin.
my favorite places to read about? England in Sherlock Holmes' time. England in Sir Peter Wimsey's time. Prague, in the here and now time!
I've done most of my traveling though books. This sounds like a fantastic journey.
I love Laura Ingals Wilder's books! I just started to read Gone with the Wind as I
I LOVE READING EVERYTHING FROM HISTORICAL ROMANCES, SUSPENSES,
I'm reading a mystery. Death in Four Courses. It's set in Key West.
Research sounds like a fun side of writing
Secrets of a Wedding NIght by Valerie Bowman
Sounds like a wonderful novel to read.
I read pretty much anything and everything. It tends to depend on what my mood is as to what I am reading at any given time.
Wonderful post and an intriguing novel. I am reading The
Just finished Kate Morton's The Secret Keeper - love her books. I am currently reading Georgette Heyer's Death in The Stocks.
i love books with old and traveling in them and this one sounds like it fits the bill...thanks
I'm reading Mrs. Jeffries Defends Her Own. I also like Jane Austen sequels.
I'm finishing up Lucky's Lady.
I'm reading A Fatal Waltz and really enjoying it!!!
Right now I am reading Eloisa James's Seduced by the Pirate. I love
I finished Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas just a couple of days ago. I'm currently reading Soul Saver by Dineen A. Miller. It about saving souls and knowing that the devil is out there to tempt Lexi to fail.
I'm currently reading Immortally Yours by Angie Fox, set in an paranormal Mash unit, in Limbo. It's a very interesting setting. Thanks for the giveaway!
I am reading/listening to a book that is all about travel, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making written and narrated by Catherynne M. Valente. The prose in this book is AMAZING! Unfortunately since its considered a MG/YA book it will probably be overlooked by most adults.
You have a great reading list above by now! Since you like Venice, try Donna Leon who has written a series of police crime novels set in Venice. Go for the earlier ones first as they are better, but now she is not putting so much work into the plots. I recommend Friends in High Places. Read that and tell me Italy has no corruption.
I am loving all these suggestions! Thanks! It's great to have a long list of
I am reading an oldie by an author that I have read great things about and I am loving it. It is Death in Zanzibar by M.M.Kaye. It's an old-fashioned mystery and romance combination, set in an exotic place. I am enjoying it and I will be looking for more books by this author.
FIRE AND ICE by Dana Stabenow. I got it as a free NOOK book and am just getting into it. I love finding new authors. I have never read any of your books but would love to! Thanks for the chance...
As a teenager I loved to travel by book--off to Hawaii with the book by the same title, then over to Israel with Exodus---I just traveled all over from my library.
I only read historical suspense not romance
I have a few books sitting here TBR, but my Husband bought me the book Ameritopia, by Mark Levin in January. If I don't start with that one, he'll never forgive me!! I also have the book Spring Break by Mary Kay Andrews, among others, that I have to read. My Father took ill, and all of my time got absorbed in taking care of his needs. Now I should be able to sit back for a bit, kick up my heels, watch the snow fly, and catch up on my reading!! I would love to read your book, and think the artwork was very beautifully done. Congratulations!!
Books can transport you to everywhere & anywhere.
I love reading and have broadened my repertoire to include categories I skipped years ago.
Like you, Tasha, I love traveling. Unfortunately, my traveling days are probably over, and I'm in my fallback position: traveling by reading both fiction and non-fiction. I've been revisiting London, Paris and Vienna with you and your heroine. This time it will be Venice (Italy). What's not to love? I don't know what my favorite countries to visit are. But I've been to several countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South Africa--all by book. I've even been to almost every state in the U.S. And I'm getting close to managing to get to all of them in my favorite country--my own, adopted--Canada. I'm very glad that our parents taught us about valuing other peoples and countries that help enlarge narrow viewpoints.
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