Thursday, December 26, 2013

Best of 2013 (part 1) - Historicals


Aloha!  We celebrated Boxing Day by visiting the Montpelier Mansion - check out my photos on my travel blog, ALOHA ON MY MIND, at this link.  

I offer you my top 13 books from 2013 ... or least the first six which happen to be historicals, my favorite genre.  They are numbered in chronological order of release date in 2013:

1.  Jennifer McQuiston's WHAT HAPPENED IN SCOTLAND (Avon)

Link to my blog post.
Link to my review on Goodreads.


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2.  Cathy Maxwell's THE DEVIL'S HEART (Avon)

Link to my blog post.
Link to my review on Goodreads.


The Devil's Heart (The Chattan Curse, #3)

3.  Shana Galen's TRUE SPIES (Sourcebooks)

Link to my blog post.
Link to my review on Goodreads.


True Spies

4. Mia Marlowe's PLAID TIDINGS (Kensington)

Link to my blog post.
Link to my review on Goodreads.


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5. Anne Cleeland's THE DAUGHTER OF THE GOD-KING (Sourcebooks)

Link to my blog post
Link to my review on Goodreads


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6. Susanna Ives' WICKED LITTLE SECRETS (Sourcebooks)

Link to my blog post
Link to my review on Goodreads


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I am giving away a print copy of PLAID TIDINGS (courtesy of Kensington) to one randomly selected commenter.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  Do you have a favorite historical from 2013?

2.  This giveaway is open to all readers.

3.  Comments are open through Saturday, December 28, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, December 29.

Mahalo,

Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City



24 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed Eloisa James' books... Same with Julie Anne Long.

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  2. A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean
    Also enjoyed 5 by Grace Burrowes , 4 from Shana Galen, 2 from Cathy Maxwell, and 2 from Margaret Mallory just to name a few lol.

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  3. I read some of those books. They were great!

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  4. I loved Mary Balogh's new series that starts with 'The Proposal' and then 'The Arrangement'

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  5. My favorite was Elizabeth Hoyt's "Duke of Midnight."

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  6. My favorite historical this year was Shana Galen's True Spies, it was fantastic.

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  7. I don't have just the one particular favorite. Love the genre in general though.

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  8. OMG, I have way too many....one of my top books was Lady's Secret Weapon by Tracey Devlyn.

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  9. Anna Campbell always my favorite

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  10. Run Wild by Shelly Thacker. I love her books.

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  11. I read too many that I loved this year. I did read True Spies and really loved that.

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  12. So hard, I can't remember all the names because I read so many. But I loved race Burroughs Darius, Mary Balogh's series with The Proposal. I also found a new Author, Sarah Jio. Her books are just incredible reads. Not Historical Romance but I have been reading all her books. The first was Morning Glory.
    Happy Holidays.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  13. I rarely remember titles but I enjoyed the ones I read this year.

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  14. I love Shana Galen's books! True Spies was a good one.

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  15. I've read some of those books. I love Mia Marlowe though.

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  16. The Hunter by Monica McCarty; love that series! There were also several of Grace Burrowes books that I loved.

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  17. It's hard to think of picking only one. LOL

    NO GOOD DUKE GOES UNPUNISHED by Sarah MacLean
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    THE ARRANGEMENT by Mary Balogh

    Marcy Shuler

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  18. I really enjoy books by Karen Ranney and Sue-Ellen Welfonder. The latest that I read was Once Upon A Highland Christmas by Sue-Ellen Welfonder and I loved it.

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  19. I loved Any Duchess will Do by Tessa Dare

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  20. Anna Lee Hubers "The Anatomist's Wife" and her follow up book "Mortal Arts."

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  21. haha These questions always do me in. How many ''favorites'' can we have?? LOL I have enjoyed lots of books this year. And Historical is also my favorite. I like some contemporary. But spend only a little of my reading time on them.
    So do you keep a running list thru the year? Favorites? Ones you don't like? New authors, etc? How else do you remember as the year goes on?

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  22. My favorite was The Luckiest Lady in London by Sherry Thomas.

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