I mentioned recently that I found a new historical romance author whom I absolutely love. Her name is Sherry Thomas and she writes incredibly clever, suspenseful stories about characters with real depth set against well-researched historical events.
I’m always picking up new paperbacks at the library and was pleasantly surprised when I grabbed Thomas’s Ravishing the Heiress a few weeks ago, which at first glance seemed like another run-of-the-mill romance that may or may not be a decent read. There are a lot of mediocre books out there.
But it was more than decent, it was an exciting (and erotic) trek through the mountains of India/Pakistan during the Swat Valley Uprising in 1897. I couldn’t put it down, and I immediately put holds on all of Thomas’s other books in the Vancouver library system.
One of the most impressive things about Thomas is that English is her second language. As her bio puts it, “she has come a long way from the days when she made her laborious way through Rosemary Roger’s SWEET SAVAGE LOVE with an English-Chinese dictionary.”
If you’re looking for some juicy books to read over the holidays, be sure to check this author out.
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