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The Wonder of Books

I love to read books. I have to admit that the biggest percentage of them are big, fat, historical romances or time travel books, but I also enjoy other books as well. I usually have two going.....one at work for my lunch break and one at home. Go ahead...pick a book up and let it take you on an exploration of new worlds.

Diana Gabaldon

Diana has written a series of books that are awesome. It is called the Outlander Series which is based in the Scottish Highlands. Claire Randall travels back in time to 1743 where she meets Jamie MacKenzie. There is so much humor, action, love, and excitement in these books that you don't want to ever put them down and you wish they would last forever. It also shows the harshness of life during that time period. Take the time to look for them and read them. I promise you won't be sorry.

Here are the titles of the books in this series:

Outlander Series: Old World Trilogy

Dragonfly in Amber

Outlander Series: New World Trilogy

Drums of Autumn
The Fiery Cross
A Breath of Snow and Ashes

Diana Gabaldon Home Page


Although I read tons of historical romance, futuristic or time travel books, a few authors stand out. There are more that I like, but I am not very good at remembering their names. I will add more as I remember them.

Johanna Lindsey

Flora Speer

Eugenia Riley

Suranne Dawson


Dean Koontz

Koontz writes books that are scary but with a sense of humor and romance thrown in. Some of the books I don't care for as much as others...but the ones I do like more than make up for it. Here are a few titles that I like the most:

Door to December
Ice Bound
The Face of Fear
Sole Survivor

"I take life seriously and I take my work seriously, but I never take myself seriously. The human race is a glorious parade of fools and its fun to be right out in front, twirling a baton. Viewing life with a sense of humour is not just one way to look at it - but the only way." - Dean Koontz

Website on Koontz


Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts also writes as J.D. Robb for her futuristic thriller series featuring Detective Eve Dallas. Nora has a ton of books published and they vary from romance to suspense type books. She even brings a bit of magic into a few of her trilogies which I thoroughly enjoyed. The characters in her books come to life and make you laugh and cry with them.

Website on Nora Roberts


Iris Johansen

Iris Johansen is an awesome author. Her books are very fast paced and full of action. Once you pick one up, it is hard to put it down. Among other books, she has a series of books that feature a forensic sculptor named Eve Duncan. They should be read in this order: The Face of Deception, The Killing Game, The Search (which Eve is in...but not featured), and Body of Lies. To see a complete listing of her books check out her website below.

Website on Johansen


Christine Feehan

Christine Feehan's books take you into another world and open up your imagination. You can read about everything from the ability to shapeshift to magic to ghosts. Her books will keep you on your toes and have you looking forward to the next one. Check out her site to learn about each series and the list of titles under that particular series.

Website on Feehan


Jayne Ann Krentz

Jayne Krentz has a variety of romantic suspense novels available. She also writes historical romances under the name Amanda Quick and futuristic novels as Jayne Castle. Check out the names of her books at the site below.

Website on Krentz


Tami Hoag

Tami writes suspense thrillers. Some of them even take place in familiar territory to us Wisconsinites. :-)

Website on Hoag


Catherine Coulter

Catherine writes a variety of things from FBI suspense thrillers to Romantic Suspense

Website on Coulter


Dee Davis

Dee writes mostly romantic supsense with a few time travel books in there too. Lots of action!

Website on Davis


William Diehl

I have read his Martin Vail series...Primal Fear, Show of Evil, and Reign in Hell. Again they incorporate that action, humor, and romance that I like.


John Grisham

Website on Grisham


James Patterson

He is the author of the Alex Cross thriller series. I also received When The Wind Blows for Christmas and my husband and I enjoyed it very much.

Website on Patterson


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