There is a wealth of philosopy in Nora Roberts novels. An example : Kathleen, an anthropologist, was asked for her philosophy and she said, “Life is like a mustache, it might be terrible or pretty, but either way it tickles.” Sometimes one has to laugh right out loud. Nora herself says, “Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice. Now isn’t that the truth?
Linda Lael Miller uses unusual descriptions of characters that makes you wonder if you were poleaxed. A housekeeper…”could almost be as fierce as Geronimo himself, and just as likely to stake a man out on an anthill if he crossed her once too often.” Linda writes of fiesty women.
Stella Cameron pictures a fight. “Tom got two good fistfuls of Marry’s hair and pulled while he kicked the man’s slack belly as if it were a feather bed for jumping on.”
Debbie Macomber, Joan Johnston, and dozens of others are entertaining with descriptions the likes of which you may never have heard before.
On the face it appears I lean toward women writers. I can’t read everything so I choose those that offer good writing and revealing metaphors. I do submit to lesser writing now and then and enjoy adventure with Lamour’s “The Last of the Breed.” His sentences aren’t always well formed, or could have been – as he often says. His plot moved me along and as with the other authors mentioned, his book is worth a reread.