Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Top 9 Historical Books of 2009 (Part 2)


The Top 9 Historical Books of 2009 (Part 2)
(according to Janna)







#4 Top Historical Book of 2009 - The Frontiersman's Daughter by Laura Frantz...
Laura Frantz has written a historical fiction that literally swept me away to another time and place. I found myself immersed in Kentucky the late 1700's / early 1800's and I was enthralled. Lael is a wonderful heroine and her story is so worth telling and worth reading. Sit back and enjoy when you read my #4 pick for 2009!


















#5 Top Historical Book of 2009 - Journey to the Well by Diana Wallis Taylor...
Here is another example of Biblical fiction so well done that I read about a person I never had any sympathy for and I cried over her. Diana delves into history and comes out with possibilities for why the woman at the well may have been in the unusual situation Jesus found her in. I was captivated by this story and this scenario - wonderful book!
















#6 Top Historical Book of 2009 - The House in Grosvenor Square by Linore Rose Burkard...
I was thrilled when book #2 came out in this series - Regency romance at its best. Sweet story, wonderful characters returning to try and reach their wedding day and the whole bunch of shenanigans that attempt to stand in their way. Love, love, love it - and the best part... book #3 just released!

8 comments:

Charity said...

I have soo been wanting to read the Frontiersman's Daughter!!! Thanks for piquing my interest more:)

Julie Lessman said...

Hey Janna, I could not let this opportunity pass without saying that The Frontiersman's Daughter is hands-down, one of the best books I have read IN YEARS!! I'm talking Liz Curtis Higgs/Francine Rivers caliber here, so run, people, don't walk to the bookstore to get this amazing read. Debut novel??? Hard to believe.

Hugs,
Julie

Janna said...

Julie,
I totally agree - The Frontiersman's Daughter is amazing and you would never guess it is a debut novel!

Charity,
Don't wait any longer, you will not regret investing in Laura's book.

Martha A. said...

I have to get the Frontierman's daughter.....sound wonderful!

debbiejackson said...

I've been wanting to try these books. jacksond@nhr3.net

Laura Frantz said...

Janna, If it's not too late, I'd love to give away a signed copy of The Frontiersman's Daughter to one of your wonderful readers. I'll be here if you want one:) Bless you all for such kind comments. They warm this author's heart immensely!

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

I've read Journey to the Well and loved it!
And also Frontiersman's Daughter. Laura Frantz is actually one of my best "blog" friends. She is so great and the book was wonderful!

mary bailey said...

You've piqued my interest in all these historicals! I own and have read "The Frontiersman's Daughter" by Laura Franz and it is, indeed, a stellar book. I'd love a chance to win another book!