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Re: Good Books

Postby theresao » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:07 pm

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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'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!!! :D :D :D

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.

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Re: Good Books

Postby Woodiwiss » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:28 pm

Quote alikat:
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!!! :D :D :D

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 8) 8) 8)


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. *)

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Re: Good Books

Postby Vertigobarbie » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:37 am

Quote Woodiwiss:
Quote alikat:
Quote Woodiwiss: 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!!! :D :D :D

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!!![/quote]

Uh oh...is it SMUTTY 8) 8) 8)[/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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Re: Good Books

Postby alikat » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:28 am

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!!! :D :D :D

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!!!

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Re: Good Books

Postby alikat » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:32 am

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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Re: Good Books

Postby Vertigobarbie » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:02 am

Quote alikat:
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.


Don't yell at me but I'm only on chapter one. I've been too easily distracted lately. I'm sure I'll get a couple of chapters read tomorrow morning while I'm waiting for my ultrasound and trying not to focus on the fact that I'm starving because I wasn't allowed to eat.

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Re: Good Books

Postby alikat » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:46 pm

Quote Vertigobarbie:
Quote alikat:
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.


Don't yell at me but I'm only on chapter one. I've been too easily distracted lately. I'm sure I'll get a couple of chapters read tomorrow morning while I'm waiting for my ultrasound and trying not to focus on the fact that I'm starving because I wasn't allowed to eat.


Where is the smiley face that shrugs and turns her back and shakes her head? That's the smiley face I'd post in reply to your comment.

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Re: Good Books

Postby Vertigobarbie » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:29 pm

Quote alikat:
Quote Vertigobarbie:
Quote alikat:
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.


Don't yell at me but I'm only on chapter one. I've been too easily distracted lately. I'm sure I'll get a couple of chapters read tomorrow morning while I'm waiting for my ultrasound and trying not to focus on the fact that I'm starving because I wasn't allowed to eat.


Where is the smiley face that shrugs and turns her back and shakes her head? That's the smiley face I'd post in reply to your comment.


Here is the raspberry blowing smiley face.
:P~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Re: Good Books

Postby JaneDoe » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:36 pm

Quote JaneDoe:
Quote anybeth22: Anyone that has read and liked Twilight should read city of bones. I havent read the series yet but it's in my pile. I've heard great things about the series. I've heard it's almost as good as HP. I can't think of the author but she started out writing fan fiction. I think that's pretty cool. I read one of her HP stories it was really good.


Ps.
twitter has really ruined my ability to type in full paragraph form. Lol it's all short sentences now.


Thanks for this suggestion..... I'll have to check it out!


Started reading this a few days ago and am already HOOKED! Thanks. :)

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Re: Good Books

Postby alikat » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:07 am

Quote Vertigobarbie:
Quote alikat:
Quote Vertigobarbie:
Quote alikat:
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.


Don't yell at me but I'm only on chapter one. I've been too easily distracted lately. I'm sure I'll get a couple of chapters read tomorrow morning while I'm waiting for my ultrasound and trying not to focus on the fact that I'm starving because I wasn't allowed to eat.


Where is the smiley face that shrugs and turns her back and shakes her head? That's the smiley face I'd post in reply to your comment.


Here is the raspberry blowing smiley face.
:P~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



I thought that meant drooling.


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