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    Good Books

    Started by anybeth22 at 2012/02/07 11:22AM
    Latest post: 2013/09/09 06:14AM, Views: 13595, Replies: 268
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    #61   2012/02/10 09:24AM
    Re: Good Books
    theresao
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    Quote Vertigobarbie:
    Quote Woodiwiss: I must jump in and add my favorites. I am a(n) historical romance junkie. My fav's are narrowed down to 2 authors-

    Kathleen E Woodiwiss--The Wolf and the Dove--Shanna--A Rose in Winter

    Jude Devereaux---The Black Lyon---Velvet Promise---Highland Velvet---Velvet Song---Velvet Angel

    These are old books from the 70's and 80's when I was reading 3/4 books a week but they are still in print. Love romance. That's why I watch soaps, for the love stories!!


    I love both of those authors and have all of KEW's books. Another favourite of mine by her is Come Love a Stranger.
    I was very sad when I found out that KEW had passed away. The first book of her's that I read was The Flame and The Flower. I've read her books many times and enjoy them every time I read them.


    I've all her books at least twice. What a great storyteller she was.

    #62   2012/02/10 09:47AM
    Re: Good Books
    Vertigobarbie
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    Quote theresao:
    Quote Vertigobarbie:
    Quote Woodiwiss: I must jump in and add my favorites. I am a(n) historical romance junkie. My fav's are narrowed down to 2 authors-

    Kathleen E Woodiwiss--The Wolf and the Dove--Shanna--A Rose in Winter

    Jude Devereaux---The Black Lyon---Velvet Promise---Highland Velvet---Velvet Song---Velvet Angel

    These are old books from the 70's and 80's when I was reading 3/4 books a week but they are still in print. Love romance. That's why I watch soaps, for the love stories!!


    I love both of those authors and have all of KEW's books. Another favourite of mine by her is Come Love a Stranger.
    I was very sad when I found out that KEW had passed away. The first book of her's that I read was The Flame and The Flower. I've read her books many times and enjoy them every time I read them.


    I've all her books at least twice. What a great storyteller she was.


    Yes she was. I know she didn't publish as frequently or as many books as other authors but I always looked forward to seeing a new release from her.

    #63   2012/02/10 09:49AM
    Re: Good Books
    theresao
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    So I'm a little late to the party but loved reading what everyone loves to read.

    Reading has been my passion since I learned to read. And through the years I'll get into a phase where I read everything I can get my hand on in a specific genre.

    My favorite female authors include Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, Kathrine Stone, Jude Deveroux, Judith McNaught (Her novel "Perfect" is one of my all time favorites with "Paradise" a close second),Johanna Lindsey, Fern Michaels, Lisa Jackson and Sandra Brown. I've read (more than once)everything they've written to date.

    I've read most everything Ann Rice has written...all the Vampire books and the Mayfair Witch books, plus a few others.

    I've also read all of Tom Clancy, John Grisham, James Patterson, plus the John Jakes Kent Family Chronicals.

    And I'm now reading my through all of Lee Childs, Vince Flynn, Jeffrey Deaver, Brad Meltzer and David Baldacci.

    My idea of a great vacation is 5 days, 5 books and a beach!

    #64   2012/02/10 01:25PM
    Re: Good Books
    LifetimeGHLUVER
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    Good post!!

    I'm a huge fan of reading. Started in middle school, and used to read hundreds of books a year. Life has gotten pretty hectic so I get through one or two books a year now.

    I love Jane Austen! Used to love Anne Rice, but not so much anymore. Been through all the stop crime stuff, also Steven King, Danielle Steel (I know, cheesy romances all the way!). So many, too many to list.

    One of my FAV alltime hits is "Pillars of the Earth", by Ken Follett. I got hooked and read all 973 pages in an 18 hour non-stop marathon. I posted a note about doing such, on Oprah's bookclub comment section and she actually read my comment on tv! Was a fun moment for me.

    I really enjoy historical, time-period pieces. The books are always better than the movies.

    As far as Christian books go, my fav is "I Would Die for You", the true-life story of teen BJ Higgins. SO inspirational and uplifting, but also very sad. I'd highly recommend.
    www.amazon.com/Would-Die-You-Students-Passion/dp/0800732448

    #65   2012/02/10 04:53PM
    Re: Good Books
    Jasam09
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    Hunger Games!!

    and Water for Elephants was wonderful!!

    also, His Dark Materials (golden compass is book 1) by Philip Pullman was great, I thought it was going to be a kids book and it sort of is, but that trilogy was awesome for any age!

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    #66   2012/02/14 04:00AM
    Re: Good Books
    Vertigobarbie
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    I just thought I would bring this thread back up to the top.

    I'm loving Suzanne Brockman's The Unsung Hero. I told a very good friend of mine that I was reading it for a book club and she then tells me that she's read it and all the other books that follow it. She really enjoued them too.

    Fav authors as in a previous post...
    Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
    Johanna Lindsey
    Jude Deveraux
    Christine Feehan
    Katie MacAlister
    Mary Balogh
    and many others that I can't rattle off the top of my head.

    #67   2012/02/14 06:08AM
    Re: Good Books
    alikat
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    Quote theresao:
    Quote Vertigobarbie:
    Quote Woodiwiss: I must jump in and add my favorites. I am a(n) historical romance junkie. My fav's are narrowed down to 2 authors-

    Kathleen E Woodiwiss--The Wolf and the Dove--Shanna--A Rose in Winter

    Jude Devereaux---The Black Lyon---Velvet Promise---Highland Velvet---Velvet Song---Velvet Angel

    These are old books from the 70's and 80's when I was reading 3/4 books a week but they are still in print. Love romance. That's why I watch soaps, for the love stories!!


    I love both of those authors and have all of KEW's books. Another favourite of mine by her is Come Love a Stranger.
    I was very sad when I found out that KEW had passed away. The first book of her's that I read was The Flame and The Flower. I've read her books many times and enjoy them every time I read them.


    I've all her books at least twice. What a great storyteller she was.


    WELL GOOD GRIEF!!! I guess I'm going to have to read this author. So many high praises and then "I've read all her books at least TWICE" <--- That says it all.

    I'm doing the same right now with my new favorite author, Julia Quinn. I stated earlier I ordered her Bridgerton Series in hardback. I've received some of them and in that group, the first of the series so now I'm already on page 108 of The Duke and I. It's easygoing romance but the author is so funny and her writing brings out quirks in the characters that are so endearing. Just this morning, with my first cup of coffee I read some and giggled quite a few times. THAT is something that I love when reading.

    I shall take your suggestions of KEW and set up a wish list at Amazon.com. (My pile of unread is starting to grow larger than my already read in the Kindle)

    #68   2012/02/14 06:11AM
    Re: Good Books
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    Quote alikat:
    Quote theresao:
    Quote Vertigobarbie:
    Quote Woodiwiss: I must jump in and add my favorites. I am a(n) historical romance junkie. My fav's are narrowed down to 2 authors-

    Kathleen E Woodiwiss--The Wolf and the Dove--Shanna--A Rose in Winter

    Jude Devereaux---The Black Lyon---Velvet Promise---Highland Velvet---Velvet Song---Velvet Angel

    These are old books from the 70's and 80's when I was reading 3/4 books a week but they are still in print. Love romance. That's why I watch soaps, for the love stories!!


    I love both of those authors and have all of KEW's books. Another favourite of mine by her is Come Love a Stranger.
    I was very sad when I found out that KEW had passed away. The first book of her's that I read was The Flame and The Flower. I've read her books many times and enjoy them every time I read them.


    I've all her books at least twice. What a great storyteller she was.


    WELL GOOD GRIEF!!! I guess I'm going to have to read this author. So many high praises and then "I've read all her books at least TWICE" <--- That says it all.

    I'm doing the same right now with my new favorite author, Julia Quinn. I stated earlier I ordered her Bridgerton Series in hardback. I've received some of them and in that group, the first of the series so now I'm already on page 108 of The Duke and I. It's easygoing romance but the author is so funny and her writing brings out quirks in the characters that are so endearing. Just this morning, with my first cup of coffee I read some and giggled quite a few times. THAT is something that I love when reading.

    I shall take your suggestions of KEW and set up a wish list at Amazon.com. (My pile of unread is starting to grow larger than my already read in the Kindle)


    I have read all of KEW's books at least 5 times.
    That's how much I love them. Some I love more than others but I never get tired of reading them.

    Ali I would lend them to you if we were in closer proximity but I'm afraid it's cheaper for you to buy them as the shipping costs of back and forth would be much higher.

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    #69   2012/02/15 07:40AM
    Re: Good Books
    alikat
    image

    Quote Vertigobarbie:
    Quote alikat:
    Quote theresao:
    Quote Vertigobarbie:
    Quote Woodiwiss: I must jump in and add my favorites. I am a(n) historical romance junkie. My fav's are narrowed down to 2 authors-

    Kathleen E Woodiwiss--The Wolf and the Dove--Shanna--A Rose in Winter

    Jude Devereaux---The Black Lyon---Velvet Promise---Highland Velvet---Velvet Song---Velvet Angel

    These are old books from the 70's and 80's when I was reading 3/4 books a week but they are still in print. Love romance. That's why I watch soaps, for the love stories!!


    I love both of those authors and have all of KEW's books. Another favourite of mine by her is Come Love a Stranger.
    I was very sad when I found out that KEW had passed away. The first book of her's that I read was The Flame and The Flower. I've read her books many times and enjoy them every time I read them.


    I've all her books at least twice. What a great storyteller she was.


    WELL GOOD GRIEF!!! I guess I'm going to have to read this author. So many high praises and then "I've read all her books at least TWICE" <--- That says it all.

    I'm doing the same right now with my new favorite author, Julia Quinn. I stated earlier I ordered her Bridgerton Series in hardback. I've received some of them and in that group, the first of the series so now I'm already on page 108 of The Duke and I. It's easygoing romance but the author is so funny and her writing brings out quirks in the characters that are so endearing. Just this morning, with my first cup of coffee I read some and giggled quite a few times. THAT is something that I love when reading.

    I shall take your suggestions of KEW and set up a wish list at Amazon.com. (My pile of unread is starting to grow larger than my already read in the Kindle)


    I have read all of KEW's books at least 5 times.
    That's how much I love them. Some I love more than others but I never get tired of reading them.

    Ali I would lend them to you if we were in closer proximity but I'm afraid it's cheaper for you to buy them as the shipping costs of back and forth would be much higher.


    What is her BEST book. What book should I start with?

    #70   2012/02/15 08:02AM
    Re: Good Books
    Vertigobarbie
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    Quote alikat:
    Quote Vertigobarbie:
    Quote alikat:
    Quote theresao:
    Quote Vertigobarbie:
    Quote Woodiwiss: I must jump in and add my favorites. I am a(n) historical romance junkie. My fav's are narrowed down to 2 authors-

    Kathleen E Woodiwiss--The Wolf and the Dove--Shanna--A Rose in Winter

    Jude Devereaux---The Black Lyon---Velvet Promise---Highland Velvet---Velvet Song---Velvet Angel

    These are old books from the 70's and 80's when I was reading 3/4 books a week but they are still in print. Love romance. That's why I watch soaps, for the love stories!!


    I love both of those authors and have all of KEW's books. Another favourite of mine by her is Come Love a Stranger.
    I was very sad when I found out that KEW had passed away. The first book of her's that I read was The Flame and The Flower. I've read her books many times and enjoy them every time I read them.


    I've all her books at least twice. What a great storyteller she was.


    WELL GOOD GRIEF!!! I guess I'm going to have to read this author. So many high praises and then "I've read all her books at least TWICE" <--- That says it all.

    I'm doing the same right now with my new favorite author, Julia Quinn. I stated earlier I ordered her Bridgerton Series in hardback. I've received some of them and in that group, the first of the series so now I'm already on page 108 of The Duke and I. It's easygoing romance but the author is so funny and her writing brings out quirks in the characters that are so endearing. Just this morning, with my first cup of coffee I read some and giggled quite a few times. THAT is something that I love when reading.

    I shall take your suggestions of KEW and set up a wish list at Amazon.com. (My pile of unread is starting to grow larger than my already read in the Kindle)


    I have read all of KEW's books at least 5 times.
    That's how much I love them. Some I love more than others but I never get tired of reading them.

    Ali I would lend them to you if we were in closer proximity but I'm afraid it's cheaper for you to buy them as the shipping costs of back and forth would be much higher.


    What is her BEST book. What book should I start with?


    I can't really say what is her best book because I think it comes down to personal choice.
    Her first book was The Flame and the Flower, it is 18th century England/America. That book and The Wolf and The Dove are my two absolute favourites. The Wolf and The Dove take place in 1067-1068 England just after the invasion of William the Conquerer. I suggest you read the synopses of all of her books and choose the one that interests you the most.

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