About Me

My name is Courtney. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master’s in Library And Information Science. As you can imagine, I love books, libraries, and am fascinated with history. I enjoy reading. My favorite genres are historical fiction and romance and fantasy, although I read pretty widely.

Affiliations (Clubs and Organizations): Eloisa James’ Book Club, Old School Romance Book Club (OSRBC), Sophie Barnes Ambassadors, The Regency Readers (Sarah Ladd’s Street Team), Lindenistas, Band of Booksters, The Romance of Reading (formerly Read-a-Romance Book Club), Entangled Historical Romance Fans, Regency Romance Fans, Kristi Ann Hunter’s Good Little Readers, League of Extraordinary Historical Romance Authors, The New Romance Cafe

My Favorite Authors: Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters,  Julia Quinn, Julie Klassen, Kristi Ann Hunter, Tessa Dare, Sarah E. Ladd, Kathleen McGowan, Kelly Bowen, Maya Rodale, Lenora Bell, Lauren Willig, Susanna Kearsley, Lucinda Riley, Jessica Cale

Top Ten Favorite Romance Novels (in no particular order):

  1. Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
  2. The Tutor’s Daughter by Julie Klassen
  3. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
  4. My American Duchess by Eloisa James
  5. The Painter’s Daughter by Julie Klassen
  6. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  7. False Colours by Georgette Heyer
  8. Dawn at Emberwilde by Sarah E. Ladd
  9. How the Duke Was Won by Lenora Bell
  10. What a Wallflower Wants by Maya Rodale

Genres I review: Historical romance, epic fantasy romance, historical fiction, contemporary romance (especially diverse contemporaries), high and low fantasy (although not much contemporary set-urban fantasy as yet). Am also open to try almost anything, except those in the genre(s) listed below

Genres I don’t review: “dark romance” (bully romances, books that glorify rape or other taboo behavior), erotica or any other overly steamy book prioritizing sex over plot and character/relationship development