Critical Praise for Tanya and Her Books

The following are highlights of industry reviews and accolades for Tanya Anne Crosby and her novels.

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“Crosby’s characters will keep readers engaged…” Publisher’s Weekly

“Tanya Anne Crosby writes remarkable love stories.” New York Times bestselling author, Lisa Kleypas

“Tanya Anne Crosby weaves a hauntingly beautiful spell with the stroke of a master’s pen…” RT Book Reviews

“Tanya Anne Crosby masters sensuality.” –New York Times best-selling author, Arnette Lamb

“With remarkable insight and soul-stirring emotions, Ms. Crosby…gives readers an enthralling glimpse into the human heart.” —RT Book Reviews on The MacKinnon’s Bride

“With her talent for spinning engrossing yarns and painting vivid characters and setting, Crosby will again capture your heart.” —RT Book Review on Perfect in My Sight

“A wonderful love story full of passion, humor, and bittersweet tenderness.” —Jill Barnett, New York Times bestselling author on On Bended Knee

“Tanya Anne Crosby writes stories that light the darkest corners of history with the warm, glowing beacon of love.” —Nationally Bestselling Author Pamela Morsi

“Power and Grace are Tanya Anne Crosby’s trademarks … richly sensual, each tale is magnetic.” —Nationally Bestselling Author Stella Cameron

“Tanya Anne Crosby pens a tale that touches your soul and lives forever in your heart. —Sherrilyn Kenyon #1 NYT Bestselling Author

The King's Favorite
” I absolutely and unequivocally loved this book so much! A book I will be revisiting often and placed on my keeper shelf.” Reader, Barbara Massabrook

“Totally spellbinding and 10 stars from me.” Reader, Debra Allen

“A must read! Reader, S. Standefer

“Beautiful, moving, and spell-binding, THE KING’S FAVORITE is not to be missed! The writing was so eloquent, that I was brought to tears more than once while reading this breathtaking adventure – This book is rich in historical detail, and so expertly crafted that you will feel as if you have been transported to another place and time.” Reader, Country Mouse

“Love and Magic a perfect combination – Tanya Anne Crosby is a master storyteller.” Reader, Aquamarine1951

“This was an EPIC read! Be prepared to sacrifice sleep for this story – I did. There are so many devious twists and turns in this plot that you never know who to trust. This was well written with so much descriptive detail I felt that I was a living bystander in the story!” Reader, Maria

Redemption Song
“Crosby’s second foray into women’s fiction (after The Girl Who Stayed, 2016) is a quick read with charm and quirk.” – Booklist

“A woman searches for closure, meaning, and maybe revenge in Tanya Anne Crosby’s latest, Redemption Song. Delving deep into the core of a damaged soul, Crosby cleverly contrasts the warmth and harmony of a family not so different from the protagonist’s own. Masterful.” – Pamela Morsi, USA Today bestselling author of SIMPLE JESS

“Packed with raw, emotional power, Redemption Song is an insightful and moving exploration of one woman’s triumph over grief. When you come to the last chapter, you’ll feel breathless as you reach for the tissues. This is Tanya Anne Crosby at her very best and marks her as a strong new voice in women’s fiction.” – Julianne MacLean, USA Today bestselling author


“A beautifully written, page-turning novel packed with emotion.” — #1 New York Times bestselling author Barbara Freethy

“The Girl Who Stayed is a deeply moving story. I am fas- cinated by the concept and by Tanya Crosby’s stunning storytelling.”
—Stella Cameron, New York Times bestselling author

“The Girl Who Stayed defies type. Crosby’s tale is honest and sensitive, eerie and tragic. It’s a homecoming tale of a past ever with us and irrevocably lost forever. A haunting vision of that chasm between life and death we call ‘missing.’” —Pamela Morsi, bestselling author of Simple Jess

“An intense, mesmerizing Southern drama about a young woman who returns to her coastal home to put to rest the haunting ghost of her sister’s tragic past. Told in the rich, lyrical style of Siddons and Conroy, The Girl Who Stayed is a woman’s story of discovery and acceptance, redefined by Tanya Anne Crosby’s dramatic storytelling, sharp char- acters, and well-defined plot. A must read for any woman who believes she can never go back home. Fabulous, rich and evocative!” — New York Times bestselling author Jill Barnett

“Crosby tugs heartstrings in a spellbinding story of a woman trying to move beyond her past.” — New York Times bestselling author Susan Andersen

“In one word, exceptional!” — Literarily Illumined

“The ending was brilliant. The dramatic tension soared in the last section, building to a completely unguessable and unforeseen twist which grips the reader and completely holds your attention until the very very last page.” — Bibliomaniac

“I thought this book was incredible, it was heart pounding, intense, and really bittersweet.”— Comfy Reading

“A captivating novel of new beginnings. Beautifully ren- dered and quite atmospheric, this poignant yet ultimately uplifting story will stay with readers long after the last page is turned.” — Book Reviews and More by Kathy

“This book is really good. Really really good.” — Good Girl Gone Redneck

“Thought provoking, emotionally engaging and filled with psychological twists…. If you enjoy contemporary fiction, this is a book you’ll certainly enjoy.” — Queen of All She Reads

“I couldn’t stop reading. The Girl Who Stayed is a compel- ling and enjoyable read.” — Book by Book

“A really great read – it was entertaining, suspenseful and tragic all at once.” — Ms. Nose in a Book

“A gripping, multi-layered story.” — Laura’s Reviews

“The Girl Who Stayed is a girl who will stay with you.” — Worth Getting in Bed For

“The ending surprised me and made the book memorable for me. If you enjoy suspenseful novels with a lot of depth, this is the book for you!” — Palmer’s Page Turners

“The Girl Who Stayed is a raw, sometimes gut wrenching, emotional read. Powerful and compelling.” — CMash Reads

(Highland Fire) “Magical from the very start.” —InD’Tale Reviews

(Highland Steel) “… A tale so engrossing the reader will immediately search out the rest of her books just to make the enjoyment last a bit longer!” —inD’Tale Reviews

“Rich with historical detail and brimming with steamy passion and high-stakes romantic adventure, this newest addition to the Guardians of the Stone series is a spectacular achievement in Scottish romance. The story and characters will enthrall readers from beginning to end. I absolutely loved it.”  USA Todaybestselling author, Julianne MacLean

“Tanya Anne Crosby is a master of her genre, bringing the history and lore of ancient Scotland and her unforgettable characters vividly to life.” — Internationally Bestselling Author, Laurin Wittig

“Enchanting landscapes, breathtaking betrayal, and heartwarming passion herald Tanya Anne Crosby’s triumphant return to ancient Scotland.” — Internationally Bestselling Author, Glynnis Campbell

“Tanya Anne Crosby returns to writing historical fiction as only she can: superbly and beautifully… Love, honor, suspense, passion…all the good things we love in a Highlander Romance.” — USA Today BestsellingAuthor, Suzan Tisdale

“Tanya Anne Crosby builds worlds that immediately draw you in, with multi-dimensional characters and rich, detailed story lines. Her stories are absolutely riveting.” — Kathryn Le Veque, USA Today Bestselling Author& Amazon All-Star Author

“Tanya Anne Crosby returns to writing historical fiction as only she can: superbly and beautifully ….” — Suzan Tisdale, USA Today bestselling Author

“Dangerously addicting!” — Sherrilyn Kenyon #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Crosby serves up suspense, secrets and Southern scandal like no one else!” — Harlan Coben #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Lively Entertaining Historical! … a very engaging light hearted and adventuresome novel. Utilizing a lively pace and dialogs along with a well developed parallel plot of Claire’s brother’s kidnapping will keep the reader more than adequately entertained. … you’re in for a treat of delightful scenes to savor with the sensuality, the sweet love story, along with the ‘treasured gift’ Ian gave Claire when in his ‘cups’. For those looking for a light entertaining love story with a tad of intrigue than this is surely the book for you.” —Reviewers International Organization

“As in the classic The Prince and the Pauper, Crosby brings look-alikes — an outlaw and the other heir — to a throne together, switching places and setting things to rights in a lighthearted, enjoyable, quick read.” — RT Book Reviews

“Welcome back to the romance world, Tanya Anne Crosby. Your latest novel is easy to read, and easy to like.” — Amazon Reader

“Crosby (On Bended Knee) stays true to form in this lively late-19th-century romance about Sophia Vanderwahl, a Boston heiress funding her delinquent fiancé, Harlan Penn, who has gone off to explore the Yucatan and, as it becomes apparent, the joy of native women. Looking for retribution, Sophia sets out to find Harlan and give back his engagement ring. She hires Jack MacAuley, an overbearing adventurer-and old rival of Harlan’s-to take her to Mexico. Though suspicious of Sophia’s motives in using him, Jack needs the money to finance an expedition of his own. Jack is convinced that Sophia is out to sabotage his boat, but before long, angry sparks turn into romantic ones. Gradually Jack and Sophia each learn to trust the other as both lover and friend. The entertaining banter of Crosby’s characters will keep readers engaged in this humorous romance.” — Publisher’s Weekly

“Once again, Tanya Anne Crosby gifts readers with a love story to cherish. Her amazing gift for spinning a colorful yarn will enthrall as the reader is swept away on the waves of Jack and Sophias heartwarming voyage of discovery.” — RT Book Reviews

“Woman hires man to find her missing fiancé but finds love instead. Sophia Vanderwahl had hired Jack MacAuley to search for her philandering fiance. On the voyage from England to Yucatan, Sophia’s feelings for Jack grow strong, making her forget she had ever promised anything to her fiance Harlan Penn. The characters may have been typical, but the Yucatan settings and legends are most unusual. They work quite well here, which makes the book interesting and magical. Tanya Anne Crosby has come up with another winner!” — Affaire de Coeur

“Enticing adventurous historical romance. Fans of historical romance will cherish Tanya Ann Crosby latest novel, HAPPILY EVER AFTER. The enjoyable plot centers on two wonderful lead characters struggling to keep their libidos and their growing attraction to each other in check. This leads to humorous and dangerous scenarios that bring the late nineteenth century to life. Sophie is a fabulous lady who dreams of a lifetime of happiness with a beloved mate. Jack is an exciting hero whose desire for Sophie fights with his ethics to do the right thing with his betrothed passenger. Ms. Crosby entices her audience to seek more of her entertaining novels.” — Harriet Klausner, 5 Hearts!

“Historical romance author Tanya Anne Crosby sets out to show us a good time and accomplishes that with humor, a fast paced story and just the right amount of romance.” — The Oakland Press

4 ½ Stars and K.I.S.S. Award!

“Readers will rejoice in Tanya Anne Crosby’s latest treasure as they are united with beloved characters from The MacKinnon’s Bride and Lyon’s Gift. With the mesmerizing skill of a bard of old, Ms. Crosby draws you into her tale, spinning a vibrant and lush tapestry. On Bended Knee is another keeper from the talented Ms. Crosby.” — RT Book Reviews

“A heartwarming story about family and love, with an interesting plot set in Medieval Scotland. In addition, a trip down memory lane with some old lovable friends is a bonus.” — Rendezvous

“A wonderful love story full of passion, humor and bittersweet tenderness.” — Jill Barnett

“Ms. Crosby expertly gives her readers a tangy, sensuous historical romance with the added bonus of an excellent suspenseful plot with plenty of curves thrown in to keep the reader guessing and an explosive climactic ending.” — Rendezvous, 4 Stars

“Tanya Anne Crosby has researched issues concerning the blind of the time. The delicate balance between the mystery and the romance works beautifully, as well as the sensuality for which she is noted. A different but very interesting book.” — Affaire de Coeur

“A gift from the gifted pen of Tanya Anne Crosby to fans of the Medieval romance sub-genre. … the lead characters are two superb protagonists, split apart by the family feuds. This is a must read for fans of historical romance.” — Affaire de Coeur

“Storyteller extraordinaire, Ms. Crosby continues to mesmerize readers with soul stirring tales that capture the essence of humanity. Brilliantly evoking the majestic beauty and passion of the Highlands and brimming with characters who leap off the pages and into your heart, Lyon’s Gift is a memorable treasure to be savored, a humorous, enchanting tale that will make your heart soar. Sensual.” — RT Book Reviews 4 ½ Stars and K.I.S.S Award

“With remarkable insight and soul stirring emotions, Ms. Crosby once again gives readers an enthralling glimpse into the human heart. Her richly drawn characters and vivid prose will draw you into ancient Scotland and a desperate love that will not be denied. Resounding with laughter and awash with immeasurable woe, THE MACKINNON’S BRIDE will remain in your heart long after the last page is turned.”  — RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 Stars K.I.S.S. AWARD and Top Pick

“A fun tale of intrigue … in Medieval Scotland.” – The Atlanta Constitution Kissed “A rather unusual tale with ingenious plot twists, exquisite sexual tension and engaging characters. Readers are drawn in and taken through an emotional wringer with this powerful tale of love.” — Rendezvous

“This one truly touches the heart.” – Pamela Morsi “Only a writer of incomparable skill could turn such an endeavor into a brilliant triumph … fast-paced, superbly written.” — Genie ROMex Reviews 4 ½ Stars

“With the broad stroke of a master’s pen Tanya Anne Crosby eloquently sweeps readers from one end of the emotional spectrum to the other with a compelling tale ablaze with heartfelt characters who walk off the pages and into your heart.” — RT Book Reviews

5 stars – Heartland reviews 4 ½ Gold and a K.I.S.S. Award

“Tanya Anne Crosby deservedly is renowned for her historical romances and Once Upon a Kiss will obviously enhance that reputation. The action-packed storyline is loaded with endearing characters who continuously pull on the audience’s heartstrings. Especially intriguing and believably developed are the point-counterpoint relationships between the two pair of siblings (with the d’Lucy brothers being a beautiful thing to behold and William’s lustful love for his sister being the diametrical opposite). This book is a first class novel written by a first class author.” — RT Book Reviews

“Tanya Anne Crosby’s mastery of soul searching love story will lay seize to your heart in Once Upon a Kiss.” — Medieval Chronicle

“A tantalizing tale of love and betrayal … A sensual love story that will hold you in thrall.” — RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ Stars

“An endearing love story. One you’ll want to read again and again. Tanya Anne Crosby at her best.” — The Medieval Chronicle

“Romance filled with charm, passion and intrigue … a keeper.” – Affaire de Coeur “Beautiful and haunting Viking drama … the quintessential romance filled with all the charm, passion and intrigue that makes a novel a keeper. Viking’s Prize … magnificently captures and era when magic ruled the land and Christianity was struggling to take root.” — Harriet Klausner

“Never has a tale so captured my imagination and heart.”  Affaire de Coeur

“Ms. Crosby mixes just the right amount of humor in this tempting story. Fantastic and Tantalizing!” – Rendezvous  “Written with a magical blend of humor and insight, Sagebrush Bride is one of the best books I’ve read in the last two years. The characters come alive and you’ll feel as if you’ve known them always. Never has a tale so captured my imagination and heart. Whatever you do, don’t leave this one on the shelf!” — Affaire de Coeur


“Superb … You won’t be able to put it down.” — Rendezvous

Note from Tanya: I’m grateful for all the reader reviews I’ve received. It would be impossible for me to narrow down favorites; therefore, reader reviews are not included here, but I do include them in meta data and highlight them in books and marketing. After all, for me, my readers are the reason I write. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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