The list author says: "As an educated woman I feel there are some books that just speak to me. Here is my list of books that inspired and made me feel wonderful to be a girl! This is a great list for young women in particular either in college or just out on their own. If there is a series, I have only listed the first book."
"Phillipa Gregory is one of my very favorite authors and this has been my very favorite book of hers so far. It starts with an execution! What more could a true fantasy/historical fiction lover ask for?! Even my MOM liked this book and she usually can't stand the books I pick out!"
"Am amazing fantasy novel. If you like knights, maids, battles, and intrigue you will LOVE this series. My only gripe is that there are a million different characters to keep track of so this is not a series you can put down or stop in the middle of if you expect to understand what's going on."
"Oh man was this a good book. I so desperately wanted to get the main heroine with the King in this story and was desperate to read the following sequel: "A Feast of Roses." Even if you know nothing of Indian history this is a great book that will keep you turning pages long into the night. Thank goodness it's not overly long."
"The BOOK made me cry for good reasons. Once again I blame this book for many short nights in terms of sleep. I recommend this book for all those hopeless romantics out there who need a little spice of adventure along with their love affairs. Skip the movie though, it does not do it justice."
"I must admit, I was a skeptic when I first started this book. I was hooked about halfway through though. I'm sad to hear that her other novels are not as good (as reviewed by many here on amazon.com). This book however was worth every single moment of "just ONE more chapter" excuses I tossed out to anyone who passed me as I read."
"Not a book I would have picked up on my own. One my Dad recommended. Historical fiction that is fairly recent and deceptively heartwarming. While I don't agree with the end message of the book, the story kept me reading and that's what I count when reviewing books. Really great read!"
"Weird...but in a good way! A book that kept me saying:"This is weird" through the whole thing, but I couldn't stop myself from finishing it. In the end it was just SO GOOD! I wish she would write a sequel already!"
"Jodi Picoult is not my favorite, but this book is an exception to the rule. A true mystery novel through and through with a little romance and court drama thrown in along the way. If you only read one Jodi book read this one it will be worth it."
"If you have not read Jean M. Auel you are missing out! Half fantasy half historical fiction, "Clan of the Cave Bear" will keep you on your toes and melt your heart. Pick it up tonight if you've yet to read it!"
"I can hardly believe this was written by a man. If you're a woman who has ever had a weight problem, or even if you haven't, this is a book worth reading. It takes a box of kleenex to get through, but it is worth it in the end."
"While the movie didn't slaughter this book as bad as some others on my list, it will never live up to the original book. A gripping heartfelt read about a woman down on her luck. Something all of us can relate to at sometime in our lives."