The fine people at Sourcebooks will soon be releasing three reprints of Laura Kinsale's historical romances from the '80s and '90s. Kinsale has only written one new book in the past decade (2004's Shadowheart), and her epic tales of tortured romance have grown increasingly difficult to find in used bookstores, so these reprints are particularly welcome--and they're even more welcome when you compare their elegantly restrained cover art with that of the originals, which ranged from generic to gloriously cheesy:
Love curtains! Fabio! Teal! Compare the above with...
While I love a good bodice-ripper as much as the next girl, there's no denying that the Sourcebooks reprints would be about 1000% less embarrassing to be seen reading on the bus.
Check back later in the day for our reviews of the above titles!