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by annis
Thu August 28th, 2008, 3:31 am
Forum: By Country/Continent
Topic: Latin America
Replies: 11
Views: 5497

Clare Bell's novel "Jaguar Princess" makes a good alternative to Gary Jennings' series. One caveat, it does contain fantasy elements, so if you don't enjoy fantasy you'd perhaps skip it.
by annis
Wed August 27th, 2008, 7:19 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name A-F
Topic: Mistress of the Art of Death by Arianna Franklin
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

Love the "Adelia" series. On the late lamented HFF we discovered more about the third title from Sarah Johnson's Reading the Pas t blog. And I believe that there may even be a fourth book in the works. The character of Adelia is also interesting in light of Margaret's research into medieval Sicily, ...
by annis
Wed August 27th, 2008, 6:13 pm
Forum: Historical Romance
Topic: Who are your favorite romance authors??
Replies: 98
Views: 20698

I really enjoyed Penelope Williamson's Old West novel "The Outsider" too - the unlikely romance between a gunslinger and a woman of the Plain religion. It did work, though, and there were a lot of well drawn secondary characters like the people in the Plain community, and also the conflict between t...
by annis
Wed August 27th, 2008, 6:47 am
Forum: By Country/Continent
Topic: Medieval Sicily
Replies: 38
Views: 5966

Carla has written one of her excellent review s of Alfred Duggan's "Count Bohemond", which I hope she won't mind me posting here. I have read the book myself, but a long time ago. I have a memory of plenty of vivid military action, but rather flat characterization. I remember seeing somewhere a revi...
by annis
Wed August 27th, 2008, 6:18 am
Forum: Historical Romance
Topic: Who are your favorite romance authors??
Replies: 98
Views: 20698

Penelope Williamson's "Keeper of the Dream" is an old favorite, also Amanda Quick's historical romances, like "Scandal" and "Mystique"; sexy and fun. Unfortunately over the years her novels have become fairly perfunctory, with little character development and no sign of her earlier sparkling reparte...

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