Monday, August 10, 2009
Book Moments…Sparking the Love for Historical Fiction
This morning I have a question for you wonderful Bloggy pals of mine...
Just recently, one of my good friends said she might like to start reading some HF..Yippee! I thought- finally someone in the real world who can share my passion face to face! OK, well I’m not getting overly excited cause I realize this genre is not for everyone...but I’m hopeful. She’s the type of gal that usually loves biographies, political stuff, and books on sprituality. But now, she says she’s ready to get into the history of royals and is very curious.
Here it comes…she’s asked me to recommend a good read to start her off. Any recommendations?? I’d love to start her off on a Plaidy…Or maybe with the French Courts (being in French Canada, this would be a good start since she’s already familiar with some French history…), and of course the Josephine Trilogy, or, or…
But then, as Arleigh pointed out, I should be careful not to scare her off with stuff that’s too heavy for a beginner..so her suggestion was a Philippa Gregory- since she’s usually a good one to hook people into the genre.
I can't seem to pick one! I’d love to hear all of your suggestions:)
Posted by Lucy at 7:43 AM