Today, Sonia Gensler, author of The Revenant, stops by to share some book recommendations with us. Thanks to Sonia for taking time away from her trip to the UK to chat with us!
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I’ve been a bit discombobulated lately by overseas travel, so even though I have several books started, I haven’t finished anything recently. However, I still have some great recent reads (all with a historical element) to recommend:
This book will appeal to fans of Jane Austen and the early 19th century, but those who like contemporary “fish out of water” stories will find even more to like. It’s clever, funny, and very romantic.
Such an unusual and beautiful book! I love the voice of the main character, and the setting and mystery are both quite compelling. There’s romance, too!
These are books for fans of historical fiction set in the late 1930s. The first book, with its eccentric and impoverished family living in a crumbling castle, is reminescent of Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle (which I also recommend highly), but the second is set in pre-war London society. Both books are full of mystery, suspense, and romantic longing.
This book takes a difficult subject and presents it so skillfully that I simply could NOT put it down. Don’t be daunted by the dark historical context — the story will grab you and not let you go until the very end. Just have the tissues handy!
Right now I’m reading Myra McEntire’s Hourglass and Alyxandra Harvey’s Haunting Violet — excellent stuff!
For the comments: What are you reading right now??