The list author says: "I especially enjoy books that transport me to another time or place. I love Austen, Bronte, Edith Wharton, Anita Shreve, Anya Seton, Willa Cather and so many others. So many books, so little time. I will often read all the works by an author if I've enjoyed something they've written. The books in my list have earned at least a four out of five rating."
"One of my all time favorites by Anya Seton. The blend of history and love story about Katherine Swynford and the Duke of Lancaster was just right. I followed this book with "My Theodosia", "Dragonwyck",and "Avalon". Read all these books, you wont regret it."
"This women's marriage is a nightmare, and will leave you somewhat depressed, but the descriptions of this women's life on her coffee plantation, the African wildlife, and the Masai and Kikayu tribes is so wonderful. The book is best, but also fun to watch the movie....."
"A woman's fictional diary of her trials and triumphs in the Arizona Territories during the 1800's, with a passionate love affair thrown into the mix. Couldn't put this book down and plan to read others by this author"
"no author does human tradegy and suffering better than Edith Wharton. Also watch this movie with Liam Neeson, but be prepared to be depressed. Also read "House of Mirth" and thank your lucky stars you're not a women in Victorian New York Society. Others to consider: "Summer", "Custom of the Country". I could go on with more."
"Excellent story of a young southern woman during the civil war and her relationship with her dominating father and doctor husband. If you like this book, also try author's "Sights Unseen" and "Ellen Foster""
"I'm a Austen Addict from way back and this is my favorite. The movie versions with Keira Knightly or the one with Colin Firth are so good.I have read Jane Austen's complete works and enjoyed them all, so after reading this, read "Sense and Sensibility", "Mansfield Park", "Persuasion" and "The Watson's"."
"One of my all time favorite novels, unrequited love in the time of the blubonic plague, This is a page turner that will also make you so frustrated about Amber's pursuit of a man who cannot love her."