Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Book For Shannon

OK Y'all...Shannon is at my house and desperately needs a new book...preferably a series. She's into historical romance (accent on the romance!)

I know you guys have made suggestions...but if you wouldn't mind doing it again, I'd appreciate it.

She has already ready the Into the Wilderness series as well as Twilight, The Bronze Horseman...and of course, Outlander. And she just finished The Winter Sea.

Thanks all - I appreciate it!

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32 comments:

  1. Sookie Stackhouse and Black Dagger Brotherhood (once you get used to the silly slang, you can't put them down - definitely a guilty pleasure).

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  2. Clan of the Cave Bear sounds interesting to me. It is considered historical, but I don't know if it's considered historical romance although I've heard there is sex and love and such in it. It's a series and the books are long. I'm thinking about giving it a try.

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  3. I LOVE the Exit Unicorns series by Cindy Brandner - found it through the Ladies of Lallybroch recommendations - Not talked about much but some say what Diana does for Scotland - Cindy does for Ireland, set in 1968 Belfast, Ireland during the civil rights movement. Has a pretty great love story too! www.exitunicorns.com

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  4. I just read Joanna Bourne's The Spymaster's Lady. LOVED it! I'm looking forward to reading her other books too.

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  5. I've recommended this series before on your website and I'll say it again.....I cannot emphasize enough how good Pamela Clare's MacKinnon's Ranger series is....Surrender is the first one and Untamed book 2. If you like the Jamie-type, (as fierce as a warrior as he is a lover), then YOU GOTTA READ THESE BOOKS!! I promise you, you'll love them! Shannon, read them and then pass them along to Carol! I'd love to see what y'all think. :)

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  6. She could try the Tea Rose Series by Jennifer Donnelly. Historical fiction and romance..my favorite mix. The 1st book was great. I just finished the 2nd book (it dragged on a bit too long for me) and just downloaded the last of the series. The last book was just published this month.

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  7. Grr... I wrote an answer a couple of hours ago but it's not here. Let me try again.

    These is My Words by Nancy Turner is very good. I really enjoyed it. There are two more books but I have not read them yet. Cari and I are going to start book 2 this week.

    I enjoyed The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly and the second book was pretty good. I just finished the third and didn't love it. I think the first is worth a read, and maybe the second.

    I also enjoyed Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly. It's a YA novel but very interesting. It's a stand alone book.

    I'm so sorry that I missed chat last night!!! I want to play the game too! :)

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  8. I am really enjoying a fantasy romance series. If you can get past the prologue of the very first book, the rest is full of adventure and romance. Try the Tairen Soul series by CL Wilson. The first book is Lord of the Fading Lands.

    Amy in Atlanta

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  9. Thanks girls. Tea Rose and These is My Words are ones that I have been contemplating. I am intrigues about MacKinnon's Ranger series now. I'll let y all know which I choose.
    Thanks to everyone for your input.
    Shannon

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  10. If it makes a difference, the These is My Words series is shorter than The Tea Rose series, by a couple of hundred pages each, I think. So, I guess it may depend on how much time you have. I had a hard time putting down the first book in both series.

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  11. She might enjoy the Cynster series by Stephanie Laurens. The men appreciate smart strong women.

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  12. Julia Quinn, the bridgerton series, with emphasis on the novel, When He Was wicked. A little high on romance , but funny, historical and dare I say, rather sultry. Easy read and wellmworthit.

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  13. I can highly recommend the Highlander Series by Janet Chapman. They're romance at its best! Ancient Highland Warrior brought forward in time and settling and adjusting to their new life in Nova Scotia. Just awesome stuff!

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  14. I was going to suggest These is My Words, but I can see that Hildy beat me to it! :-) She is the one who recommended it to me, and I'm so grateful. We'll start book 2 this week, and I'm very interested to see where it goes from here. Glad to hear that you were already thinking about that one, Shannon!

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  15. I would suggest the Highlander series by Karen Moning. These overlap a little with her Fever series.

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  16. Juliet Marillier's Sevenwaters series. First book is Daughter of the Forest. Are five books in the series. Books are labeled as fantasy, but are more like fairy tales, set in ancient Ireland with faeries, evil witches, etc. First book is a retelling of a Grimm fairy tale, but is also a wonderful romance. All of the books have a romance at the heart of the book. Writing is lovely. Highly recommend them.

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  17. Sorry, forgot to add...the highlanders are super, sizzlin' sexy and there are faery interventions and time travel through stones.

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  18. I love, love, love the Sevenwaters Series. The first is Daughter of the Forest.

    And in unrelated news, have you seen Karen's most recent post over at Outlandish Observations. GO THERE NOW!!!! Oh my gosh....

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  19. Jo M said: "And in unrelated news, have you seen Karen's most recent post over at Outlandish Observations. GO THERE NOW!!!! Oh my gosh...."

    DINNA WANNA KNOW DINNA WANNA KNOW DINNA WANNA KNOW *fingers in ears* TRALALALALA TRALALALA

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  20. "Katherine", by Anya Seton written in 1954. I've read it now 4 times and just finished listening to the audiobook version. It was so good I had to reread passages that I listened to... I cried again at the end for the 4th time. If she wants a series, she can read all of Anya Setons'. I have them all and they are all good. "Green Darkness", The Winthrop Woman", and others. I hope some day you gals will discuss Katherine on your blog,

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  21. I picked up Pamela Clare's first few books from the library (Surrender and Untamed) and I definitely plan to read them at some point, but didn't read them before the due date because the covers at my library are so bare-chested romance-novel obvious I was embarrassed to read them in public!!

    really makes me appreciate Outlander's simple graphic covers ...

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  22. I've heard really good things about Katherine by Anya Seton. I even have a friend whose parents named her after the title character. I've been meaning to read it myself!

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  23. Another vote for These is My Words...one of my favorites. They've earned a place on my bookshelf (instead of in the attic in crates with most of the other books!) A great series though!

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  24. First I will give you a quote from this old classic novel and you quess which one it is.
    "His breath in her face was strong with bourbon whisky mingled with a faint fragrance of mint. Accompanying him also were the smells of chewing tobacco, well-oiled leather and horses, a combination of odors that she always associated with her father and instinctively liked in other men."

    reminds me so much of Dianas style. any way, give up? I picked up this classic for a nice summer read
    "Gone With the wind" I havent read it since I was 16 and Im really enjoying it, maybe your friend may too.
    Sally

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  25. Ooh, Gone With the Wind! I haven't read that in years - I should pick that up again!

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  26. I thought of another one that was surprisingly SO good - Lonesome Dove, and it's a series too. Netflix has the old miniseries and I've been watching that as well. I never thought I'd like a "western" but it really is so much more than that and the characters are just great.

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  27. Re: Lonesome Dove--yesyesyes!! I think McMurtry is such an inconsistent writer (Texasville, for instance, was bloody awful), but Lonesome Dove is a beautiful piece of writing. I couldn't put it down--and there's a great sequel, too. And yes, the miniseries is just as good!

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  28. I've had Lonesome Dove sitting on my shelf for a couple of years now, and I have yet to pick it up. Can't even remember what made me buy it... But if Brandy and Tracey have such glowing things to say about it, perhaps it's time! :-)

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  29. The Sevenwaters Series by Juliet Marillier. The Daughter of the Forest is book one. I'm on book 5 and cannot put them down. I found them on a list of best Celtic fiction and both Outlander and Sevenwaters dominated. Don't judge them by their covers. They look a little young and science fiction, which they are not. (Juliet says she didn't have a say in the US covers, if you look at the Australian ones they're more fitting. Sorry guys I'm shallow like that!) Ireland, love, cheiftons, treachery it's all there. I'm also considering diving into The Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett per one of the Outlander sights. Seems to have the obsession factor that I like!

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  30. Ok I did not get a chance to read all the suggestions, so if this is already suggested then it means it a damn good series then! Phillipa Gregory writes very good historical romance. Most of those I've read centres on the British monarchy 18thC. Very very beautiful writing and intense stories.

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  31. I would recommend FOREVER AMBER by Kathleen Winsor. It's an oldy but goodie! It's not available in Kindle but it's well worth it. Here's a decription: Abandoned pregnant and penniless on the teeming streets of London, 16-year-old Amber St. Clare manages, by using her wits, beauty, and courage, to climb to the highest position a woman could achieve in Restoration England—that of favorite mistress of the Merry Monarch, Charles II. From whores and highwaymen to courtiers and noblemen, from events such as the Great Plague and the Fire of London to the intimate passions of ordinary—and extraordinary—men and women, Amber experiences it all. But throughout her trials and escapades, she remains, in her heart, true to the one man she really loves, the one man she can never have. Frequently compared to Gone with the Wind, Forever Amber is the other great historical romance, outselling every other American novel of the 1940s—despite being banned in Boston for its sheer sexiness. A book to read and reread, this edition brings back to print an unforgettable romance and a timeless masterpiece.

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