For as long as I can remember, one of my favorite activities has been physically going to a bookstore, spending hours scouring the bookshelves, reading the back covers, as well as the reviews, and carefully selecting books for purchase. As a result, I have always had a reserve of books waiting for me to read.
Since my daughter gave me a Kindle for Christmas, I stopped going to the bookstore and I started perusing the selection of books offered on Amazon.com and downloading the books on my Kindle. I recently discovered that is not the best way to select romance books to read. As Forrest Gump would say, that is a bit "like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get" and I have been rather disappointed on a few occasions when I download a book and find it completely unacceptable reading for me.
After experiencing the disappointments, I have reverted back to depending on reliable reviews from trusted sources before I purchase a book.
In my quest for new books to read, I realized there is an excellent resource for this genre right here on Review This!
I sought out Jenms Guide to Historical Romance to satisfy my historical romance appetite.
She introduces us to 2 "solid" historical authors with recommended book series, as well as giving us several Top Ten Lists separated by genre niche.
These recommendations and reviews give me a much better place to start my search for new romance books instead of using the Amazon search engine.
Readers Need More Recommendations
I am fully aware that each reader has their own preference, just as each writer has their own style. If for no other reason, reading book reviews before you buy a book can save money, as well as time, and a great deal of anxiety can be avoided by simply reading reviews first.
Readers everywhere want in-depth and precise reviews. If you have a book that you can recommend, I invite you to leave your review link in the guestbook below. Your reviews do not have to align with my personal preferences. There are readers for every genre and I am certain we all would rather have an honest review of a book before we buy it.