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For some reason I find fantasy books much more believable than mainstream fiction. I mostly read fantasy and all sub-genres but if overwhelmed with curiosity I'll occasionally read a 'norm' book.

 

I am an author also but I am mostly on this site to connect as a reader.

Summers at Castle Auburn

Summers at Castle Auburn - Sharon Shinn I absolutely loved this book. I'm not sure if anyone else will have this experience but it was very emotional for me, I cried so many times even though this is mostly a light hearted book. It's all court- intrigue with a low sizzle romance that was beautiful and swoon worthy and truly made me FEEL with the amazingly well developed characters.

This book is perhaps not as flawless as Shinn's later fantasy, but I actually enjoyed it much more than the other books I've read of hers. Shinn's worlds in her different series construct magic in such different and original ways, Her skill in world building rivals [a:Brandon Sanderson|38550|Brandon Sanderson|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1394044556p2/38550.jpg].

This book is also all about sisters and as a sister my two best friends it spoke directly to my heart.

Recommended for fans of [a:Sherwood Smith|12350|Sherwood Smith|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1339177179p2/12350.jpg]