Sometimes people turn to books to upgrade their knowledge of a particular field or topic. But sometimes, the need for a good book is the desire to escape from the world and all of its pressures and problems. Natalie Jamison, who has worked in the social services sector for more than a decade, said romance novels are her reads of choice.

Jamison recently ended her stint as Executive Director at Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Grayson County. CASA of Grayson County works with volunteers who work with the courts system to make sure children involved in CPS cases have a voice in the proceedings. Before joining CASA, she worked as a social worker for five years. CASA’s main goal, Jamison has said in the past, is to help others in the system find a permanent safe place for the children in their care.

Along with romance novels, Jamison said she also likes to read BBC History Magazine.

“This is the one periodical I do subscribe to because the articles are written about many different historical periods,” she said. “I am fascinated by the Roman and Medieval periods, which is why I love historical romance novels.”

While Jamison said there isn’t anything particularly “quote worthy” in the books, sometimes the ability to just slip into another world and be entertained is all she needs from a good read, and these books certainly provide that to readers.

“I like funny and light-hearted versions and will read mysteries as well,” Jamison said. “I really enjoy the Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn. There is going to be a Netflix made-for-TV movie and I am very excited.”