Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Eight top historical YA romances

At the BN Teen Blog, Nicole Brinkley tagged "eight historical YA romances ... that will inspire many a happy sigh," including:
The Freemason’s Daughter, by Shelley Sackier

Do you watch a lot of Outlander and daydream about finding your own handsome lad? Then Shelley Sackier has you covered. No, love interest Alex Pembroke isn’t Scottish—one of his only flaws—but Sackier’s debut, set in 18th-century Scotland, hits many of the same romantic notes as Gabaldon’s beloved series. Jenna MacDuff has no interest in leaving her home in Scotland behind, but her clan, in rallying support for the exiled former British king, have dragged her reluctantly into England. There, they’re hired to build a garrison for Lord Alex Pembroke’s father—the perfect place to scheme, unless Jenna falls in love with Alex Pembroke, which she absolutely cannot do, as it will put the clan’s entire plan in jeopardy. No matter what choice Jenna makes, part of her heart will be broken—unless she can find a way to have it all.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue