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It's June, what are you reading this month?

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It's June, what are you reading this month?

Post by Misfit » Sun June 1st, 2014, 4:51 pm

I am reading an old western romance, all my sleep deprived eyes can handle. Notorious by Patricia Potter.
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Post by emr » Sun June 1st, 2014, 8:15 pm

Fatal Enquiry by Will Thomas
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Post by Susan » Sun June 1st, 2014, 8:19 pm

Twelfth Night by Deanna Raybourn, latest novella with Lady Julia and Brisbane.
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Post by fljustice » Sun June 1st, 2014, 8:36 pm

Reading an ARC ebook The Normans: From Raiders to Kings. I'm about 2/3 through and enjoying it--it goes far beyond William the Conqueror and follows the Normans into Italy and Byzantium. Fascinating stuff!
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Post by Susan » Sun June 1st, 2014, 10:17 pm

The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow
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Favourite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Post by Lisa » Mon June 2nd, 2014, 9:36 am

I'm reading The Winter Sea (also published as Sophia's Secret) by Susanna Kearsley.

The setting is just around 25 miles north of where I am, so the local backdrop makes it an even more interesting read :)

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Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
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Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Mon June 2nd, 2014, 10:43 am

I loved The Winter Sea/Sophia's Secret, LadyB.

I'm reading The Garden of Burning Sand by Corban Addison.
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Post by princess garnet » Mon June 2nd, 2014, 7:34 pm

Stolen Remains by Christine Trent
It's the 2nd novel in her "Lady of Ashes" trilogy. Final novel in November!

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Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon June 2nd, 2014, 9:12 pm

Far Horizons by Kate Hewitt. It was a kindle freebie. It's not-awful, but slow enough that I'm using it to go to sleep on.

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Post by Nefret » Tue June 3rd, 2014, 3:47 am

The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (first time I read it since I was a teenager)
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
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