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  • Writer's picturePayton Tilley

Spring Recommendations

March is upon us and for all us readers out there, it's time to begin to seek out those spring fling books. So below I have a quick list of some books that may just remind you of sunny days ahead and flowers begining to burst forth. (They are all historical just because that is what says spring to me the most! Contemporary recs will be coming this summer.)

  1. A Beauty So Rare by Tamera Alexander

This book centers around Eleanor Braddock who arrives at Belmont Mansion to visit her aunt. She dreams of buidling a home fo widows and fatherless children from the Civil War, but will her aunt approve? Meanwhile, archduke Marcus Gottfried has come to America to make his own way. He desires to combine his passion for nature with architecture but soon his plans become foiled. But once they meet, work on the children's home draws them together and allows a common ground to be found as they each strive to further their name and break free from the chains of their heritage and past.

What I love? ~ Eleanor's independence but yet heart to accept help

~ the rich setting

~the hidden identity of Marcus

~the many insights into botany

2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

A tale as old as time! If you have not dived into this Austen classic, now is the perfect time to do so. Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth are a hero and heroine fresh from the Regency era that despise each other's pride and snobbery as they clash amongst the backdrop of ballrooms and gardens. But as we read, appearances are not always what they appear to be. And people not what one thought...

What I love? ~Elizabeth's wit

~so much rich imagery and flowey language

3. The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson

Evangeline, the ward of King Richard II, finds herself running from a political marriage that would send her into the arms of a man suspected of murdering his previous wife. But to escape, she feighs muteness and joins a band of servants journeying home. But as she gets entangled with the son of an English lord, her path forces her to protect her heart and...the future of the English monarchy.

What I love? ~ Evangeline's determination

~the sweet romance

~the wonderful medieval setting

4. Vying for the Viscount by Kristi Ann Hunter

Returning from India, Viscount Hudson Stildon finds his newly in hertited racing empire in desperate need. Soon, he realizes that marriage may be what he needs to save him, but he is at a loss for how to aquire a bride and live his new title. Hudson enlists the aid of his neighbor, Bianca, to help secure him a bride. But pretty soon, they realize that what they want for each other isn't exactly what each needs.

What I love? ~ the look into Regency hore racing

~ the interesting character traits of Hudson

~the friends to lovers trope

5. The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep

Mercy was raised among the Mohawks and the English, yet her middle ground now allows her to fight against the French. As a scout, she is invaluable on a mission of great importance. But a condemned traitor, Elias Dubois, finds himself on the same mission after escaping the gallows. The mission thrusts loyalty, love, freedom, and convictions to the front lines of every man -and woman - involved.

What I love? ~Mercy's multi background

~the pacing of the plot

~ how the mission takes them over wilderness and rough terrain like a classic western

So, which of this will you be picking up this spring?

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