Recommended Reads from New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson
by Brenda Jackson
Before becoming a romance author, I was a die hard romance reader. I used to love sitting in my quiet spot and getting enthralled with my favorite romance stories. I loved reading those stories that would take me away into romance wonderland.
My favorite five novels are my recommendations for those times when you want to be swept away by a hero and heroine and how their love defies the test of time.
Shanna by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss—I still read Shanna at least once a year. Ruark’s love for Shanna was so heartfelt, and his determination to win her love was so profound. With the strength of his love, he broke down each and every one of Shanna’s defenses and barriers. Each time I reread that novel, I am caught up in the depth of an empowering love.
The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss—I read this novel while pregnant with my second child. I enjoyed this novel so much that I ended up naming my son after the hero. Again, this novel shows a depth of love that takes your breath away.
MacKenzie’s Mountain by Linda Howard—I think of this book as a romance classic. Wolf and Mary were the least likely two people to fall in love, yet they did. Wolf looked beyond Mary’s outer appearance and saw her for the beautiful woman that she was. Mary saw Wolf as a strong man instead of seeing him as others did, as an outsider.
Night Song by Beverly Jenkins—This was my first Black Historical Romance and it was such a well-written novel that it made me cry while whispering “At last.” The Buffalo Soldiers were a part of Black History few knew about and when told through the hero Chase Jefferson it was such a special book. Chase’s love for Cara is a story anyone would want to read. I’ve read this book so many times, that like Shanna, I can probably quote passages.
Any book in the Nora Roberts MacGregors series—need I say more? I will always consider Nora as the Queen of Romance and her MacGregors are my favorite family. Of the MacGregor heroes, the son Alan (from All the Possibilities) is my favorite.
There is nothing wrong with taking time out of your day to indulge in romance. I hope you consider one of these five, or better yet, all five!
About His Secret Son:
Three nights with a Texan…and one pregnancy surprise! Only from New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson!
The Texas rancher and navy SEAL who fathered Bristol Lockett’s son died a hero’s death…or so she was told. Yet when Laramie “Coop” Cooper strolls into her exhibit at an art gallery three years later, he’s very much alive—and still making her pulse zing. The all-consuming chemistry between them is as undeniable now as it was then, but Bristol won’t risk her heart—or their son’s. Little does Bristol know he’s determined to win over his unexpected family at any cost!