Growing up, I depended heavily on libraries, as there was no budget for books in our household, but once I started earning money and discovered the used bookstore...I was in heaven! I was attracted to the genre by the works of Katherine Woodiwiss but once I finished with her books, I looked around and discovered others such as Georgette Heyer and Sylvia Thorpe and my library still includes books by these wonderful authors as well:
I was always a kind of adventure-seeking reader (e.g. I much preferred the Hardy Boys books to Nancy Drew), so I was drawn to the hair-raising adventures and wounded heroes prevalent in this author's books!
It's mind-boggling to me how many Cynster books there are in this series now! I had the tongue-tying thrill of hearing her give the keynote speech at RWA a few years ago (not only a prolific author but a very canny businesswoman!), and even more amazing, of chatting with her at the signing later. Of course, I was so busy stuttering in her presence, I had to go back to get the book autographed, lol.
One thing that attracts me to books is the vivid characterization, and this author excels at that! I love getting to know a family and being interested in how they are doing in subsequent stories!
Also a lovely and entertaining person! If you ever have a chance to go to one of her events, by all means enjoy! I had the amazing opportunity to meet the energetic and inquisitive Barbara McVey at the event as we both wandered around the hotel searching for the right room!
Emotional and gripping stories!
Yum, kilts! What more can I say?
I love that her heroines are unconventional...actually, I think that's true about all of these authors. These are warrior women who work within the confines and strictures of a rigid society and find a way to make things right for themselves and those around them.
As usual, I had trouble paring down the list (notice how I slipped three names in there at the beginning?) so let's just say this is also a to-be-continued list, lol.
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