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Unusual Historicals: Best Bets for June 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 25, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Wendy the SuperLibrarian posted in best bets

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Squeaking in under the wire, file this month’s Unusual Historicals column under “better late than never.”  But while I’m running obscenely late this month, that doesn’t mean there’s a lack of intriguing options for historicals that take place outside a Regency era ballroom.  Keep your one-click finger ready, it’s time to go browsing!

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Unusual Historicals: Best Bets for May 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] May 20, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Wendy the SuperLibrarian posted in best bets

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Spring has sprung and May is an embarrassing bouquet of riches for fans of unusual historicals! Rule of thumb, I try to keep my Top Picks shopping list to around 4 or 5 titles.  This month, well it’s seven. Some of these are fairly big releases that you may already know about, but I think you’ll find a few surprises on this list as well. Let’s dive in!

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Unusual Historicals: Best Bets for April 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 25, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Wendy the SuperLibrarian posted in best bets

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Spring is here, baseball season is underway, I’m finally over the head cold from Hell - things are definitely looking up around the Bat Cave.  What better way to celebrate than with new historical romance? Here are some catching my eye this month:

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Unusual Historicals: Best Bets for Mar. 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 25, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Wendy the SuperLibrarian posted in best bets

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If the month of March had a definition it would be “tease.”  Growing up in the Midwest, March meant warmer temperatures, the snow finally starting to melt, digging out my summer clothes when the temperature hit 60°F - only to have that cruel witch Mother Nature dump a March 31 blizzard to remind us who was boss.  Oh, many an Easter it was where my pretty new dress was hidden under outerwear that made me look like I was going on an Antarctic expedition. You know what I’m talking about, amirite?!  So why not plan for an impending final last-gasp snow day now by pursuing some new unusual historical offerings?  Here’s what caught my eye for March.

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Unusual Historicals: Best Bets for Feb. 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 26, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Wendy the SuperLibrarian posted in best bets

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February: the shortest month of the year that always feels like the longest because hot takes on the romance genre - AMIRITE Y’ALL?!  I’ve been neck deep in contest judging which has meant less time online (and aggravated), but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been scouring around for unusual historicals.  Wild horses couldn’t keep me away from that. Here’s what looks enticing for February:

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Unusual Historicals: Best Bets for Jan. 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 22, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Wendy the SuperLibrarian posted in best bets

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New Year, new you?  Well, if you’ve already broken your resolutions, maybe not. But at least we can all look forward to a new year of historical romance.  January brings us a long-awaited follow-up to a beloved late-1990s trilogy, a Wendy recommended reprint, an angsty new K.J. Charles (woot!), Vikings and an enemy-to-lovers story set against the backdrop of the Jacobite rebellion.

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Veronica's Picks for Sci-Fi Romance, Jan. 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 21, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Veronica Scott posted in best bets

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Veronica Scott shares her top picks for January, with four books to help you start your reading year off right.

 

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Unusual Historicals: Best Bets for Dec. 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 24, 2018 9:45:00 AM / by Wendy the SuperLibrarian posted in best bets

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I’ve been a collection development librarian long enough to tell you that publishing in December is traditionally a dead zone.  You’d think that would have changed somewhat with the mainstreaming of self-publishing, but not really. Things still seem to bunch up around the fall and spring months of the calendar.  But I can always count on my old friend Harlequin Historical and there’s two westerns this month that are prodding me to take a closer look.

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Sci-Fi Romance Best Bets December 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 18, 2018 9:45:00 AM / by Veronica Scott posted in best bets

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Veronica Scott shares her top picks in Sci-Fi Romance for the month of December! A pregnant heroine with two men fighting for her affection, a fairy tale retelling, and a cyborg-human romance on a desolate planet.

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Unusual Historicals: Best Bets for Nov. 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 26, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Wendy the SuperLibrarian posted in best bets

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I love the ease of digital reading and online shopping, but when it comes to browsing I still struggle with missing the experience that brick and mortar retailers provide.  Case in point, looking for historical romances published in November 2018 on The ‘Zon netted me a bunch of books with half naked women on the covers with “Daddy” in the title.  Um, not what I’m looking for - thanks for that Amazon. Anyway, in between the combination of averting and rolling my eyes, I did uncover some intriguing sounding historicals - none of which had “Daddy” in the title.

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