The list author says: "Nine of the ten books are historical romance novels that I have read and dog eared time and time again, while they may not be brilliant literary works of art, they pull on the heartstrings and make you tear up or they simply make you smile."
"Heartbreaking romance, both hero and heroine will touch you down to your soul. They loved each other with all their hearts, but a truly valid obstacle/s stood in the way and when they finally overcame their challenges, you will feel warm all over for a few hours at least. Wonder, wonderful romance which I have zero criticism for."
"This is a must read and the title of the book is absolutely perfect. It evokes a wide range of emotions within the reader and you can't help but love and care about every single character in this book."
"I love how thoroughly Andre fell in love with Teo, especially with the fear and uncertainty that surrounded them. Great love stories usually thrive against the backdrop of war and Taboo, while very sexually explicit also has several heart wrenching moments that will pull at your heartstrings."
"Not your typical historical romance where hero meets beautiful heroine and they fall madly in love. This is probably the most compelling novel in the list because it will make you really sad before it brings you to a feeling of satisfaction."
"Has a similar plot to The Secret Pearl, the difference is that this book has several humorous scenes. Also, the hero is very flawed because he has less than honorable intentions. A nice change was that he fell in love with her before he had even met her. AHA! Read it and then you will understand how that happened."
"I have a 'love/ dislike' relationship with this book, I love the hero and the heroine, but sometimes the heroine's behavior towards the hero frustrates me, but then again, I will be reminded of her plight and then forgive her. You need a bit of perseverance to read and then enjoy this novel. But it is interesting and you can't help but love the hero."
"This book will introduce you to the perfect hero. Can you say Patient and forgiving? Well that is him, I prefer him way more than our spitfire heroine and at times I wanted him to move on from her, but the great thing about this book is that you feel for the hero and less so for the heroine and because of that you wanted things to work out exactly the way he wants them to."
"You will recognize the plot of this book if you are a fan of Jane Austen. Clumsy, reckless, but loveable, the heroine incites scandal with every outing, but luckily the serious hero is there to lend an unwilling assist and this is where the humor and fun comes into play. It is a great, swift read thoroughly enjoyable."
"This book provides you with a light, fun easy read. ItÂs nice to read a romance novel once in a while where the two leads are not forever misunderstanding each other. The angst, although there is very little comes from outside sources that are swiftly dealt with."
"There are lots of things to dislike about this book and fewer to like, but the things that you like will far outshine the many things that you will find off-putting. In the end, everything is neatly tied up and you will find that you are smiling. If you can stick with it, then you will be satisfied."