Top Ten Tuesday: Books for people who liked......
I thought I'd list ten different "if you liked authors." I have so many I just wanted to get them all in!
1. If you like Sharon Kay Penman you'll love.....Helena P. Schrader. I have recently discovered Schrader's historical novels focusing mainly on the Crusader period. She is historically accurate, like Penman, and engaging with dialogue and authentic details.
2. If you like Diana Gabaldon you'll love.....Amanda Scott. These books don't have the depth and range of Gabaldon but because there are so many set in the Highlands, she got me through my droughtlander periods when I was waiting on the next Outlander book. They are historical, romantic, and unique. Very enjoyable and have that Scottish feel you are seeking.
3. If you like Anne Perry you'll love....Victoria Thompson. Both authors have engaging mysteries set during the Victorian era. I have only read one Victoria Thompson novel but it reminded me of Perry in a lot of ways.
4. If you like Rhys Bowen you'll love....Verity Bright. These cozy mysteries are witty, historical, and just make you feel great. They have interesting, female lead characters and are quick reads so you can work them easily into your busy schedule.
5. If you like Ken Follett you'll love....John Jakes. I thought these two authors had a very similar style when I read them back to back. Lots of accurate history combined with gritty male characters going through tough times.
6. If you like Alison Weir you'll love...Christina Croft. Both of these ladies have excellent non-fiction accounts of royalty. Yes, different time periods to be sure but lots of details I hadn't found in other books.
7. If you like Lauraine Snelling you'll love....Michael Phillips and Judith Pella. Both are fabulous Christian, historical fiction authors with stories set in the past. I really need to do a re-read of their books and review some.
8. If you like Lauren Willig you'll love....Sarah Lark. These authors write long, epic type books set in romantic places with lead female characters.
9. If you like Bernard Cornwell you'll love....Ben Kane. He is a fairly new author I've tried to promote on my website. He has mostly male historical characters as well as fictional ones set in time periods with lots of battles and political intrigue.
10. If you like Antonia Fraser you'll love....Carolly Erickson. These ladies write amazing biographies of mostly royalty and almost exclusively women. They are solid in research and have an entertaining, narrative style.
Wow, you’re good at this! That’s so cool.ReplyDelete
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I want to read Ken Follett and John Jakes!!ReplyDelete
I like Jakes better than Follett but I learned so much history from Fall of Giants that I loved it. I need to finish that trilogy and the ones set in the Middle Ages.Delete
I have only read Lauren Willig with White and Williams. I need to try her solo books and maybe this author you recommended as well.ReplyDelete
I didn't love Willig's book set in the Caribbean but she is a gifted writer so I plan to try another one eventually.Delete
I love some of these authors...Penman, Gabaldon, Follett, Jakes and Weir. I haven't read most of the others you mention, so I'll have to investigate!ReplyDelete
I sometimes feel like I only like about 10 authors, you give me lots of new ones to try!Delete
I've only read Gabaldon from this list and only the first Outlander book. I'm not sure why I never went on with the series. If I wanted to continue on now, I'd have to re-read the first one to remember who's who and what's what and that thing is a MONSTER. LOL.ReplyDelete
I have read the whole series twice but it took me 20 years! They are long but worth it. I know how hard it is to find the time for big epic books though!!Delete
Ten author comparisons! I'm impressed! I'm familiar with some of these authors but largely for different books than you listed. I liked My Antonia by Willa Cather but haven't read any of the biographies she wrote. I loved Lauren Willig's Pink Carnation books but haven't read any of her other work, though I do intend to. I like Follett's Pillars of the Earth books, but holy moly, those things are bricks. I have one book from John Jakes on my TBR.ReplyDelete
Yes, I wasn't a huge fan of Pillars of the Earth but I'm willing to try the second book in the series to see if I like it better. Haven't tried Willig's Pink Carnation books yet.Delete