Does anyone out there like a good historical romance with a little spice and a lot of intrigue? Today's Colorado author delivers that and more. Published by Five Star's Expressions line of romance and women's fiction, Janet Lane's Coin Forest Legend Series features Gypsy adventures set in 15th century England.
Now I'm going to admit that I don't read a lot of historical romance, but since Janet and I participated in two or three group signings together, and I knew I would keep running into her at Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer events, I decided to give her first novel, Tabor's Trinket, a try.
My conclusion? Tabor's Trinket (adventures of Sharai and Lord Tabor) is well-written, an exciting adventure, and the Gypsy and period research is outstanding. The part that is fiction is seamlessly blended into fact.
There is a giant bonus when you follow the link to Janet's website. Be sure to check out the articles posted on her writing page. Her column in the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers newsletter is always
informative, and she'll be presenting workshops on plotting and Twitter at RMFW Colorado Gold Conference in September. On top of everything else she does, and I don't know where she finds the time, Janet now has a blog. My readers will want to check out her June 26 post on book signings (especially since I think I participated in at least one of those less-than-successful group signings Janet describes).
The second book in the series, which I have not yet read, is Emerald Silk (adventures of Kadriya and John Wynter). Janet is working on Legend of Coin Forest (adventures of Stephen and Alina), the third book in the series.