The Victorian era generally began in 1837 (the year Victoria became Queen) and ended in 1901 (the year of her death). The common perception of the period is the Victorians were “prudish, hypocritical, stuffy and narrow-minded”. But these perceptions were not always accurate, as you will see in the romances on my new "best list". While fiction, they will give you the flavor of the Victorian era. See the list here.
“Phenomenal storytelling and world building with a romance that is touching and will have you cheering as well as shedding a few tears. If you've ever questioned your faith, this will make your soul smile. Very well done!” – The Reading Cafe
“… beautifully layered with true historic figures and authentic history of Scotland woven into a creative and intriguing story. A spectacular, riveting adventure… 5 Stars!” –Tartan Book Reviews
“The historical detail was rich and full flavored, giving me a very realistic feel for the time. The romance was sweet and fulfilling and the faith aspects done perfectly.”
– Paula Quinn, NY Times Bestselling Author
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All profits from The Refuge go to the Christian Alliance for Orphans.
It takes talent to write a great historical romance novel (as an author, I know), but to write three in a row and make them all worthy reads is an even greater challenge. Of course, I recognize this omits some wonderful single titles and some great multibook series, but if you like to read trilogies, as I do, take a look at the list of the ones I recommend HERE.
He painted in the Victorian era, but his heart was in the past... The Middle Ages and the Regency era were among his chosen subjects. See his art and read more about this gifted artist on Historical Romance Review.
My first inspirational romance, the inspirational version of Rebel Warrior, is available now for preorder on Amazon to release Nov. 22nd. With it's gorgeous paperback cover (the image wraps around), it will make a nice Christmas gift. At a time when spirits can be low, this one is designed to encourage you. And all profits from this book will go to the Christian Alliance for Orphans.
"If you've ever questioned your faith, this will make your soul smile. Very well done!” – The Reading Cafe
The short description:
The Norman Conqueror robbed Steinar of Talisand of his noble father and his lands, forcing him to seek refuge in Scotland while still recovering from a devastating wound. At the royal court, Steinar becomes scribe to the unlettered King of Scots while secretly regaining his skill with a sword.
The first time Steinar glimpses the flame-haired maiden, Catrìona of the Vale of Leven, he is drawn to her spirited beauty. She does not fit among the ladies who have come to serve the devout queen. Not pious, not obedient and not given to stitchery, the firebrand flies a falcon!
Catrìona has come to Malcolm’s court wounded in spirit from the vicious attack on her home by Northmen who slayed her parents and her people. But that is not all she will suffer. The king has promised her to one of his favored warriors, but she has given her heart to a lowly scribe.
When all is lost, what hope is there for love? Can a broken heart be mended? Can a damaged soul be healed?