I have read a few series. Most times I like them coz being a book worm, there is nothing better than reading multiple books where the same characters are continuing.
Of course Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings remain some of the most popular series of books. They are loved by generations. Twilight series was another one that was very much loved when released.
Most series end up turning into movies – case in point all of the above. The recent book turned series that I really enjoyed was the “Divergent” series. The three books and the movies were fascinating.
But my favourite series is one that you may not have heard about – The Tea Rose Series by Jennifer Donnelly. Years ago a friend introduced me to them and they remain one of my firm favourite.
Set in 19th century England, the first book is the story of a young woman, who through her grit and determination, sets up a huge business empire. The book takes through her journey which of course is mired with challenges, heartaches and all the twists and turn. But the book is gripping and keep you glued.
The second and third books are similar and are on the life of characters from the first book. Some of the passages in the books are overlapping between the series which is what makes it really interesting.
I love the depiction of 19th century England and New York. The books are set in multiole countries and the writer has vividly described the life and the landscape of the cities and country during those times.
If you are looking for a series that has human stories, then pick them up. They are available in hard copy but I have them on my kindle which means that I can enjoy them whenever I like. I will be reading them again this holidays!