10 Must-Read Historical Romance Novels

10 Must-Read Historical Romance Novels

By Simon McDonald, Editorial Manager | [email protected] We’ve taken some artistic license with the phrase ‘historical romance.’ We know that historical fiction is typically about a time period at least 25 years before it was written, but in this instance we’re using ‘historical’ to refer to a past time period. Check out the 10 Must-Read Historical Romance Novels Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen At the turn of eighteenth-century England, Elizabeth Bennet copes with the suit of the snobbish Mr. Darcy while trying to sort out the romantic entanglements of two of her sisters,  Jane and Lydia. This is considered …

Book of the Week: Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

Book of the Week: Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

  By Simon McDonald, Editorial Manager | [email protected] Atlanta, 1974. As a brutal killing and a furious manhunt rock the city, Kate Murphy wonders if her first day on the police force will also be her last. For life is anything but easy in the male-dominated world of the Atlanta Police Department, where even the other female cops have little mercy for the new girl. Kate isn’t the only woman on the force who is finding things tough. Maggie Lawson followed her uncle and brother into the ranks to prove her worth in their cynical eyes. When Maggie and Kate …

Great fiction Covers All Aspects of Human Life – Including Sex by Honey Brown

Great fiction Covers All Aspects of Human Life – Including Sex by Honey Brown

Honey Brown is an Australian author of dark thrillers. She loves setting her plots in confined spaces (often making use of the natural environment) and putting her characters through unusual ordeals. All her books are great page-turners that will keep you up until the early hours of the morning. We recently had the great pleasure of talking to Honey about her latest novel Dark Horse. You can watch our chat with Honey here. Honey explores a whole range of human states and emotions in her novels. We asked her to share her thoughts on one aspect in particular, sex and her treatment …

TheReadingRoom.com in conversation with Sophie McKenzie

TheReadingRoom.com in conversation with Sophie McKenzie

Sophie McKenzie was born and raised in London, where she still lives. She has worked as a journalist and a magazine editor, and once she started creative writing she quickly became a bestselling author. She has published more than 15 novels for children and teens, including such bestsellers as Girl, Missing and Sister, Missing. Sophie has won numerous awards, including twice appearing on the longlist for the prestigious Carnegie Medal. Her latest novel, Close My Eyes, is a new venture into adult psychological thrillers. If you are a fan of this genre and you enjoyed books like Before I Go to Sleep, Close My …