I’m a complete nut for historical fiction. I keep a list of authors either I’ve read or would like to read. Our library has a wonderful system where I can look up stuff online and put it on hold. No trudging through the stacks with screaming, hitting, biting, clawing heathens. We save all that for the children’s section.
Here’s my list, if you’re interested:
Sara Donati – my all time favorite, only one series out, but it’s the best there is
Diana Gabaldon – extremely good story, but she’s a bit verbose
Margaret Lawrence – really good series on early america
Elisabeth Chadwick – Always a good read
Judith Saxton – a bit drippy, but still not stupid, a good “mind pifle” read
Sharon Kay Penman – I have to be in the mood for her, but I like her all the same. It’s very detailed historically
Dorothy Dunnett – I know I’ve read her stuff and enjoyed it, but can’t recall any titles off hand
Other Authors I’ve heard of, but haven’t read yet:
Anya Seton (seems like I’ve read her)
Brenda Rickman Vantrease
Dora Levy Mossanen
O.K. That’s my 2 cents. I’ve typed this with a naked 4 year old on my lap, just so you know.