Though my favorite series of all time may be the Laurie R. King Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes books, sometimes I want fluff. Believe me, there is nothing wrong with sitting down and reading a good romance book. In fact, it is one of my favorite pastimes. I love to escape, and the Fool’s Gold series by Susan Mallery will hopefully make you want to escape to this California town near the Sierras too. And if you continue, you will have lots of escaping, with 18 regular books in the series (so far), along with novellas, stories, and Christmas books galore.