If You Like….
The author apologizes. I found myself flat out of “if you like” inspiration this week.
SO– do you have any particular tropes or types of books you’d like to see explored in an “if you like”? If so, let me know in the Comments section below!
Also, if it will help to make it up to you, I have big Pink Carnation news coming up tomorrow on Teaser Tuesday!
Apologies if you’ve done this before, but what about an “If You Like” about books where familiar authors are characters in the story, like “A Good Hard Look” (by Ann Napolitano about Flannery O’Connor) or “The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott” (by Kelly McNees)?
And Stephanie Barron’s Jane Austen mysteries.
I know you’ve done friends to lovers, but how about books where the h/h loathe each other at first sight, or have lots of ugly water under that bridge?
I’m not sure if you’ve ever covered this topic, but I enjoy books set around an archaeological dig. A few books come to mind (The Shadowy Horses by S. Kearsley, The Curse of the Kings by Victoria Holt, the Amelia Peabody series, and Barbara Erskine’s Whispers in the Sand), but I’d love to brainstorm a few more titles like these. 🙂
They’re not romances, but I enjoyed Wilbur Smith’s Egyptian series. The first one, The Sunbird, had “current” archeological elements mixed in with the historical drama.
Thank you, Susan….I will check these out.
I totally second the archeological trope!
I’d also love to know if there are books where a seducer happens to fall for an intellectual, hard to approach and know-it-all (or the girl-next-door, shy and barely noticed by anybody – I have a soft spot for those two kinds of women) he would never have considered had the situation been different…
Classic seducer brought to love is Venetia by Georgette Heyer!
Thanks Sue Rice! I’ll check it out!
Well it is the 200th Anniversary of Pride & Prejudice….
-Ancient civilizations including Persian, Greek, Roman…
-War of Roses or Tudors inspired series
-Love and American Civil War
-Love and Russian Revolution
-love and WWI or WWII
-High Fashion – The most stylish heroine
-Artists/painters in love
-The most enchanting garden
-Love and food/cooking
-If you love Anne of Green Gables…
I can’t remember if you did this already, but books set around academics (preferably Oxford University) such as “A Discovery of Witches,” “The September Society,” “the Rossetti Letter.” etc.
Also, I second the one with the shy heroine. I love books where the wallflower finally gets noticed.
Books set in Paris!