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    Started by anybeth22 at 2012/02/07 11:22AM
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    #71   2012/02/15 09:39AM
    Re: Good Books
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    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.


    Well you're no help at all!!


    JK, The Flame and the Flower is close to what I like to read normally anyway so I'll start with that one.

    #72   2012/02/15 09:54AM
    Re: Good Books
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    Quote alikat:
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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.


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


    I'd start with the Flame and the Flower followed by The Wolf and the Dove then Ashes in the Wind, A Rose in Winter and then I would go to Shanna (her best IMO) although A Rose in Winter is right up there as well. She was the best historical romance writer. My fondest wish would be for her to go down in the annals of literature as better than Jane Austen. She's that good. Now that I'm talking about these books, I think I'll go home and dig out Rose in Winter for the umpteenth time. KEW has such a way with words that leaves me breathless every time I read them. I never tire of reading her work. Happy reading and let us know when you've finished reading one. I'm sure you'll be joining her multitude of admirers.

    #73   2012/02/15 10:12AM
    Re: Good Books
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    Quote Woodiwiss:
    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'd start with the Flame and the Flower followed by The Wolf and the Dove then Ashes in the Wind, A Rose in Winter and then I would go to Shanna (her best IMO) although A Rose in Winter is right up there as well. She was the best historical romance writer. My fondest wish would be for her to go down in the annals of literature as better than Jane Austen. She's that good. Now that I'm talking about these books, I think I'll go home and dig out Rose in Winter for the umpteenth time. KEW has such a way with words that leaves me breathless every time I read them. I never tire of reading her work. Happy reading and let us know when you've finished reading one. I'm sure you'll be joining her multitude of admirers.


    Well thank you Woodiwiss. That was very helpful.


    ^^^ see Veggie, this is how you respond and be helpful instead of leaving your friend dangling in the wind.

    Woodiwiss gave me what SHE would read first, next, etc...explained why and then again gushed about the author to make me really want to read. Also in that she told me what SHE thinks is her best book. (which wasn't the one she suggested I read first which ALSO tells me a lot).

    LOL...so six more weeks of winter for you Veggie!!!

    Woodiwiss, you get great kharma your way!!!

    #74   2012/02/15 11:00AM
    Re: Good Books
    Woodiwiss
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    Quote alikat:
    Quote Woodiwiss:
    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'd start with the Flame and the Flower followed by The Wolf and the Dove then Ashes in the Wind, A Rose in Winter and then I would go to Shanna (her best IMO) although A Rose in Winter is right up there as well. She was the best historical romance writer. My fondest wish would be for her to go down in the annals of literature as better than Jane Austen. She's that good. Now that I'm talking about these books, I think I'll go home and dig out Rose in Winter for the umpteenth time. KEW has such a way with words that leaves me breathless every time I read them. I never tire of reading her work. Happy reading and let us know when you've finished reading one. I'm sure you'll be joining her multitude of admirers.


    Well thank you Woodiwiss. That was very helpful.


    ^^^ see Veggie, this is how you respond and be helpful instead of leaving your friend dangling in the wind.

    Woodiwiss gave me what SHE would read first, next, etc...explained why and then again gushed about the author to make me really want to read. Also in that she told me what SHE thinks is her best book. (which wasn't the one she suggested I read first which ALSO tells me a lot).

    LOL...so six more weeks of winter for you Veggie!!!

    Woodiwiss, you get great kharma your way!!!


    Thank you, I could use the great kharma! Hope that's six more weeks of A Rose in Winter for Veggie, lol. Trust me, you will not be disappointed with KEW. Get ready to sigh and better have a fan available. She gives passion a whole new dimension!!!

    #75   2012/02/15 12:44PM
    Re: Good Books
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    Quote Woodiwiss:
    Quote alikat:
    Quote Woodiwiss:
    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'd start with the Flame and the Flower followed by The Wolf and the Dove then Ashes in the Wind, A Rose in Winter and then I would go to Shanna (her best IMO) although A Rose in Winter is right up there as well. She was the best historical romance writer. My fondest wish would be for her to go down in the annals of literature as better than Jane Austen. She's that good. Now that I'm talking about these books, I think I'll go home and dig out Rose in Winter for the umpteenth time. KEW has such a way with words that leaves me breathless every time I read them. I never tire of reading her work. Happy reading and let us know when you've finished reading one. I'm sure you'll be joining her multitude of admirers.


    Well thank you Woodiwiss. That was very helpful.


    ^^^ see Veggie, this is how you respond and be helpful instead of leaving your friend dangling in the wind.

    Woodiwiss gave me what SHE would read first, next, etc...explained why and then again gushed about the author to make me really want to read. Also in that she told me what SHE thinks is her best book. (which wasn't the one she suggested I read first which ALSO tells me a lot).

    LOL...so six more weeks of winter for you Veggie!!!

    Woodiwiss, you get great kharma your way!!!


    Thank you, I could use the great kharma! Hope that's six more weeks of A Rose in Winter for Veggie, lol. Trust me, you will not be disappointed with KEW. Get ready to sigh and better have a fan available. She gives passion a whole new dimension!!!


    Uh oh...is it SMUTTY

    #76   2012/02/15 01:07PM
    Re: Good Books
    theresao
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    Quote Woodiwiss:
    Quote alikat:
    Quote Woodiwiss:
    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'd start with the Flame and the Flower followed by The Wolf and the Dove then Ashes in the Wind, A Rose in Winter and then I would go to Shanna (her best IMO) although A Rose in Winter is right up there as well. She was the best historical romance writer. My fondest wish would be for her to go down in the annals of literature as better than Jane Austen. She's that good. Now that I'm talking about these books, I think I'll go home and dig out Rose in Winter for the umpteenth time. KEW has such a way with words that leaves me breathless every time I read them. I never tire of reading her work. Happy reading and let us know when you've finished reading one. I'm sure you'll be joining her multitude of admirers.


    Well thank you Woodiwiss. That was very helpful.


    ^^^ see Veggie, this is how you respond and be helpful instead of leaving your friend dangling in the wind.

    Woodiwiss gave me what SHE would read first, next, etc...explained why and then again gushed about the author to make me really want to read. Also in that she told me what SHE thinks is her best book. (which wasn't the one she suggested I read first which ALSO tells me a lot).

    LOL...so six more weeks of winter for you Veggie!!!

    Woodiwiss, you get great kharma your way!!!


    Thank you, I could use the great kharma! Hope that's six more weeks of A Rose in Winter for Veggie, lol. Trust me, you will not be disappointed with KEW. Get ready to sigh and better have a fan available. She gives passion a whole new dimension!!!


    Great, so now you're making me want to go back and re-read her books (it's been more than 15 years since the last time I read them) but I just got Tom Clancy, Sandra Brown and Lee Child's latest books. What to do?

    OOOH, maybe we should all read the same one and do a book club thread to discuss it.

    #77   2012/02/15 01:28PM
    Re: Good Books
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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)


    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'd start with the Flame and the Flower followed by The Wolf and the Dove then Ashes in the Wind, A Rose in Winter and then I would go to Shanna (her best IMO) although A Rose in Winter is right up there as well. She was the best historical romance writer. My fondest wish would be for her to go down in the annals of literature as better than Jane Austen. She's that good. Now that I'm talking about these books, I think I'll go home and dig out Rose in Winter for the umpteenth time. KEW has such a way with words that leaves me breathless every time I read them. I never tire of reading her work. Happy reading and let us know when you've finished reading one. I'm sure you'll be joining her multitude of admirers.


    Well thank you Woodiwiss. That was very helpful.


    ^^^ see Veggie, this is how you respond and be helpful instead of leaving your friend dangling in the wind.

    Woodiwiss gave me what SHE would read first, next, etc...explained why and then again gushed about the author to make me really want to read. Also in that she told me what SHE thinks is her best book. (which wasn't the one she suggested I read first which ALSO tells me a lot).

    LOL...so six more weeks of winter for you Veggie!!!

    Woodiwiss, you get great kharma your way!!!


    Thank you, I could use the great kharma! Hope that's six more weeks of A Rose in Winter for Veggie, lol. Trust me, you will not be disappointed with KEW. Get ready to sigh and better have a fan available. She gives passion a whole new dimension!!!


    Uh oh...is it SMUTTY


    SMUTTY? Lots of love making descriptions but never SMUTTY. She has a way with words that will leave you breathless and hoping for more. Please read and you be the judge. Then let me know if SMUTTY is the right word.

    #78   2012/02/16 03:37AM
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    [quote]Quote Woodiwiss: [quote]Quote alikat: [quote]Quote Woodiwiss: What is her BEST book. What book should I start with?[/quote]

    I'd start with the Flame and the Flower followed by The Wolf and the Dove then Ashes in the Wind, A Rose in Winter and then I would go to Shanna (her best IMO) although A Rose in Winter is right up there as well. She was the best historical romance writer. My fondest wish would be for her to go down in the annals of literature as better than Jane Austen. She's that good. Now that I'm talking about these books, I think I'll go home and dig out Rose in Winter for the umpteenth time. KEW has such a way with words that leaves me breathless every time I read them. I never tire of reading her work. Happy reading and let us know when you've finished reading one. I'm sure you'll be joining her multitude of admirers.[/quote]

    Well thank you Woodiwiss. That was very helpful.


    ^^^ see Veggie, this is how you respond and be helpful instead of leaving your friend dangling in the wind.

    Woodiwiss gave me what SHE would read first, next, etc...explained why and then again gushed about the author to make me really want to read. Also in that she told me what SHE thinks is her best book. (which wasn't the one she suggested I read first which ALSO tells me a lot).

    LOL...so six more weeks of winter for you Veggie!!!

    Woodiwiss, you get great kharma your way!!![/quote]

    Thank you, I could use the great kharma! Hope that's six more weeks of A Rose in Winter for Veggie, lol. Trust me, you will not be disappointed with KEW. Get ready to sigh and better have a fan available. She gives passion a whole new dimension!!![/quote]

    Uh oh...is it SMUTTY [/quote]

    SMUTTY? Lots of love making descriptions but never SMUTTY. She has a way with words that will leave you breathless and hoping for more. Please read and you be the judge. Then let me know if SMUTTY is the right word. [/quote]

    Romantic yes, SMUTTY NO! At least that is how I view her love scenes. Now, like Theresao and Woodiwiss I want to go read her books again. I do agree that Shanna is a great book and I love it too but is it her best not everyone will agree. I just know that I love her books and if I had to choose one as an absolute favourite for me it would be The Wolf and The Dove and I would say it was her best. I love history and I love the Medieval period of history but it's not the most popular time period for romance novels.

    That's why I said that it comes down to personal choice. Now I still have to finish our book for Sunday's discussion or I won't be able to participate.

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    #79   2012/02/16 06:28AM
    Re: Good Books
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    Quote theresao:
    Quote Woodiwiss:
    Quote alikat:
    Quote Woodiwiss:
    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'd start with the Flame and the Flower followed by The Wolf and the Dove then Ashes in the Wind, A Rose in Winter and then I would go to Shanna (her best IMO) although A Rose in Winter is right up there as well. She was the best historical romance writer. My fondest wish would be for her to go down in the annals of literature as better than Jane Austen. She's that good. Now that I'm talking about these books, I think I'll go home and dig out Rose in Winter for the umpteenth time. KEW has such a way with words that leaves me breathless every time I read them. I never tire of reading her work. Happy reading and let us know when you've finished reading one. I'm sure you'll be joining her multitude of admirers.


    Well thank you Woodiwiss. That was very helpful.


    ^^^ see Veggie, this is how you respond and be helpful instead of leaving your friend dangling in the wind.

    Woodiwiss gave me what SHE would read first, next, etc...explained why and then again gushed about the author to make me really want to read. Also in that she told me what SHE thinks is her best book. (which wasn't the one she suggested I read first which ALSO tells me a lot).

    LOL...so six more weeks of winter for you Veggie!!!

    Woodiwiss, you get great kharma your way!!!


    Thank you, I could use the great kharma! Hope that's six more weeks of A Rose in Winter for Veggie, lol. Trust me, you will not be disappointed with KEW. Get ready to sigh and better have a fan available. She gives passion a whole new dimension!!!


    Great, so now you're making me want to go back and re-read her books (it's been more than 15 years since the last time I read them) but I just got Tom Clancy, Sandra Brown and Lee Child's latest books. What to do?

    OOOH, maybe we should all read the same one and do a book club thread to discuss it.



    I'm in!!!

    #80   2012/02/16 06:32AM
    Re: Good Books
    alikat
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    Quote Vertigobarbie: Now I still have to finish our book for Sunday's discussion or I won't be able to participate.


    Yes, Sunday is just around the corner. I need to send out an email to remind everyone. I've been working on the discussion questions. I'm going to add a fun twist since we're all GH fans. So...get to reading because I want you involved in the discussion.

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