Thursday, 7 February 2013

Barbara Cartland Finale

In conclusion Barbara Cartland books are great to escape into – regency England, Elizabethan England, far of countries you have never heard of… They are fluffy and you can read them knowing that there will be a very happy ending. Sure none of them are perfect and there is always – more often than not – something that annoys me in them (hero, heroine, something niggley) but they are addictive. They are quick happy reads and you don’t pick them up expecting to read Charles Dickens.

I have Barbara Cartland to thank for finding a few more of my favourite authors.

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It was while looking for a Barbara Cartland novel that I stumbled across Marion Chesney’s Sweet Masquerade at the library. Marion Chesney is one of the ­many pen-names used by M.C. Beaton who is better known for her Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin novels. She has a gorgeously long back list. I have already read her Traveling Matchmaker series and I have the Six Sister and School for Manners books on my TBR pile.
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I also found Georgette Heyer through searching for ‘Authors like…’ and These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer is one of my ultimate favourites.

So guys, if you want a happily ever after filled with sweetness and goodness find yourself a Barbara Cartland and settle in for a sappy happy read!

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