Fantasy is my escape genre - especially series. I've read and re-read Sharon Green, Mercedes Lackey, and Lisanne Norman across the years. I stumbled on The Sharing Knife series by Lois McMaster Bujold through GoodReads recommendations. It was a fun, easy read that drew me into the world of Farmers (average folk) and Lakewalkers (magical protectors) which is being menaced by dark forces called malice that consumes and twists life. Fawn, a farmer on the run from an embarrassing family problem, runs into Dag, a lakewalker, and inadvertently helps him destroy a malice. Through this, they bond, even though their backgrounds and abilities are very different.
I enjoyed escaping into the world. Like many other sci-fi or fantasy stories, Fawn begins to learn her value in the world, that goes beyond what others think about her as she develops her own voice and choices. (Though there is an undercurrent of Prince Charming at the rescue.)