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Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic


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Currently reading

The Summer Tree
Guy Gavriel Kay
Progress: 10/383 pages
Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Nancy MacLean
Progress: 134/574 pages
The Secular Scripture: A Study of the Structure of Romance
Northrop Frye
Progress: 43/200 pages
All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
Progress: 73/383 pages
Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture)
Kay Mussell
Progress: 17/157 pages
The Looking-Glass Portrait
Linda Hilton
Really Neat Rocks: A casual introduction to the rocks & gems of Arizona and the lapidary arts
Linda Hilton
Progress: 61/61 pages
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer
The House of the Spirits
Isabel Allende
History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718
Wallace Notestein

Looking for Recommendations

I discovered a small bit of bonus Amazon money yesterday and decided to spend it on MYSELF.  I know I have gift money coming, too, but this $30 and change is a bit special.


I decided to spend it on Kindle books that I might not otherwise have bought, so I'm looking for recommendations in the following categories:


1.  Historical romance, any setting except genre Regency unless it's really special.


2.  Classic-style Gothic romance, contemporary or historical, but not paranormal romance (see #3)


3.  Epic fantasy, including multi-volume series. Doesn't have to be romance-y, but okay if it is, and bonus points for strong female characters. (I know there's likely some overlap between PNR and EF, so hit me with your recs!)


Even though I've read extensively in historical romance, I haven't read everything, and especially not in the past 20 years.  So any and all recommendations, regardless whether you think I MIGHT have read it or not, are welcome and encouraged.  New books, old books, public domain freebies, it doesn't matter.  Your favorites, your comfort reads, let me know.


I'm setting myself a personal goal of 10,000,000 words for 2019.  Based on an average of 70K words, that's roughly 140-150 books, fewer of course for longer works.  My personal collection would suit this just fine, but this thirty bucks is burning a hole in my cyber pocket and I want to buy some books with it!