Tuesday, December 8, 2015

TAMARA LEIGH'S KEEPER SHELF: Fictionalized Non-Fiction

So many awesome reads, so little time. Among my favorite reads are what I call fictionalized non-fiction--specifically, history presented in a fun, interesting way. As you may or may not know, the middle ages is my favorite setting. And the 12th century... Sigh. So, no surprise that I adore Sharon Kay Penman's amazingly well-researched, beautifully-written fictionalized accounts of King Henry II and his sons. For a peek at what inspires my own writing, check out: When Christ and His Saints Slept, Time and Chance, Devil's Brood, Lionheart, and A King's Ransom.


Now if only Ms. Penman would continue the series with the life of that nasty-nasty King John.

12 comments:

  1. I love that you love the mid-evil times, because I get to read the product of all that inspiration! One week and counting until we get to enjoy TBE....so excited!

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    1. Thank you, Rebecca! It's definitely where my head is at :) Merry Christmas and happy reading!

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  2. I enjoy Melanie Dickerson's books set in that time period. The first one is The Healer's Apprentice.

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    1. I enjoy her books too, Patricia. I haven't read The Healer's Apprentice, though. Another book for my lovely TBR stack.

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    1. Thank you, Jill! That's one of my keeper shelves :)

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  4. Never heard of this series. I love the look of the books.

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    1. They're wonderful! I love arranging beautiful books. For those hardbacks with lovely cloth covers, I remove the dust jackets so they look... Well, old world library, I suppose :)

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  5. That's fantastic, Tamara! I like fictionalized non-fiction, myself. I always had a hard time reading dry history books.

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    1. Thanks, Camy! Yes, dry history books leave me dry :)

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  6. I do have Sharon Penman's "Here Be Dragons" on my TBR pile. But next up is (be still my heart) YOUR release of "Baron of Emberly" - - 8 days and counting!!! Christmas is coming early for me!!! Yahoo!!

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    1. Hiya Pam! Push Sharon Kay Penman's higher up :) So excited you're excited for Baron Of Emberly. Obviously, me too! Merry Blessed Christmas to you, Barefoot Believer!

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