I've veery much enjoyed Phlippa Gregory's. I think I've read all the historical ones. The earlier ones, from the synopses, didn't interest me, just as Bertrice Small's Hetar series doesn't interest me. I don't care for fantasy much. I've just started a Susan Johnson book that is the first of a long series, and I love both the characters and her writing style. I have Plaidy on my list from earlier recommendations. I'll have to try those--and someone also recommended Julia Quinn. Thanks, all, for your recommendations. Maybe I'll live to be 100 and get to read all these books, as well as other non-romances on my list. G.Cindy ***WISH LIST (CALLED REQUESTED ADDITIONS TO THE BOOKSHARE COLLECTION)IS AVAILABLE AT http://people.delphiforums.com/jamiecalton/Book_Requests.htm http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/ http://studentpages.alma.edu/~07jmyate/book_requests.htm A LIST OF BOOKS CURRENTLY BEING SCANNED IS AVAILABLE AT http://people.delphiforums.com/jamiecalton/scanning.html Jake's site for useful links: http://www.jbrownell.com/bkslinks.html --- On Wed, 6/4/08, siss52 <siss52@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > From: siss52 <siss52@xxxxxxxxxxx> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Fw: Romance June 2008 > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2008, 5:10 PM > Jean Plaidy's historical novels are good, as are > Philippa Gregory's and > Philippa Carr's, another moniker for Jean Plaidy. > Norah Lofts has a few > historical novels as well. > > Sue S. > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Amy Goldring Tajalli > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 5:46 PM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Fw: Romance June 2008 > > > Grandma, > > Assuming explicit sex is not a problem, I find Susan > Johnson's characters > complex enough and her historicity is excellent. She also > writes well enough > that I am not mentally red-penning her books. Some authors > I gave up on as > they were 3 or 4 red pen books. [To many years of Freshman > Composition]. And > those are only the grammatical and basic stylistic errors. > > > Iris Johansen is good but except for the Wind Dancer > Trilogy and This Fierce > Splendor most of the books tend to be historically > fascinating but, and it > is a big but, are formulaic to the point that at certains > moments the same > words are being used. Now their is an interesting group of > books following > This Fierce Splendor in which 3 Authors each write one > novel in pre-decided > levels of decendency [children, grandchildren, etc.] from > the orignal > Delaney pair who are in the first novel but not as the > central love story. > That is only hinted at at different points but no more. The > other authors > are Kay Hooper and Fayrene Preston. I have not read all > the modern ones > because I could not get them but have not really gone out > of my way to find > them. The historical ones were enough though I did read a > lot of other books > in other series by each auth or Mos t were in the Loveswept > series. That > series is definitely formulaic, you know almost to the page > #, when the > relationship will finally be consummated. Some are still > fun but . . . . > > If you have not read any or all of those, these should keep > you busy. Let me > know what you think of them. > > Happy reading. > > Amy > > -------------- Original message from Grandma Cindy > <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>: -------------- > > > > To my sorrow, I have finished reading all the > Kleypas historical > romances that I > > can obtain--I'm not interested in the modern > ones--and the Bertrice > Small, and > > I'm starting on the Mary Balogh, but the jo > Beverly describe here sounds > good. I > > haven't read any of hers, but I guess I'll > have to if they're > well-written and > > as good as this one sounds. > > > > The nice thing about Kleypas is that the characters > are so complex and > > well-drawn, and the plots are wonderful--there's > more story and, though > there is > > nicely described sex, it isn't the mos important > element of the story. > One can > > even skip those scenes and still thoroughly enjoy > the story. > > > > G.Cindy > > > > ***WISH LIST (CALLED REQUESTED ADDITIONS TO THE > BOOKSHARE COLLECTION)IS > > AVAILABLE AT > > > http://people.delphiforums.com/jamiecalton/Book_Requests.htm > > http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/ > > > http://studentpages.alma.edu/~07jmyate/book_requests.htm > > > > A LIST OF BOOKS CURRENTLY BEING SCANNED IS AVAILABLE > AT > > > http://people.delphiforums.com/jamiecalton/scanning.html > > > > Jake's site for useful links: > http://www.jbrownell.com/bkslinks.html > > > > > > --- On Mon, 6/2/08, Amber Wallenstein wrote: > > > > > From: Amber Wallenstein > > > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Fw: Romance June > 2008 > > > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > > Date: Monday, June 2, 2008, 3:40 PM > > > No, they are just ideas for people to scan. I > get them from > > > my local > > > library. > > > Amber > > > Book blog: > > > http://community.livejournal.com/book_cuddler/ > > > I have accepted a seat in the House of > Representatives, and > > > thereby have > > > consented to my own ruin, to your ruin, and to > the ruin of > > > our children. I > > > give > > > you this warning that you may prepare your mind > for your > > > fate. > > > John Adams > > > E-Mail: amber.wallens@xxxxxxxxx > > > > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank > Email to > > > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in > the subject > > > line. To get a list of available commands, put > the word > > > 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > > > > > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the > subject line. 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