I think I’ve mentioned on this blog that I am returning to writing historical novels for at least the next couple of years. That’s where my career got its start, writing novels set in the past. My favorite subjects in school were English and History, so I suppose it was inevitable that I would end up writing historical fiction. I have a fondness for many periods, but particularly for what is often termed Americana.
Of my seven books that have been finalists for the RITA Award, four were historicals. The two books that won the RITA Award were historicals: Patterns of Love and The Shepherd’s Voice. Two of these seven books, Patterns of Love and In His Arms, were from the Coming to America series, books that were special to me because I wrote them to honor my family roots (English, Irish, and Swedish). The fourth book was added some time later, and I made the characters German in honor of a loved one’s heritage.
Now Zondervan, who has published this series since 2000, is putting out a value edition of the books, and I’m delighted. Today I saw the covers for the first time. The books are already listed on Amazon for pre-order (they release in May), but the covers aren’t there yet. So if you like historical romance at a bargain price ($6.99 for trade size paperback), here is your deal. You can click on the covers to find the books on Amazon.com. (They aren’t listed yet on ChristianBook.com.)
Please note: The Zondervan version of these books is the only one I recommend to readers. I do not recommend the mass market versions from Harper (available only as used books).