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Post by Leyland » Fri February 6th, 2009, 2:14 pm

[quote=""MissMarplestein""] but my favorite gothic/romance novelist would have to be Victoria Holt. I read her book, Mistress of Melleyn, when I was in 10th grade (many moons ago) and became a diehard fan. Mistress holds a special place in my heart...[/quote]
Welcome to the HFO board, MissM. I'm like that with Holt's On the Night of the Seventh Moon. I read it over every few years. It's like a gothic romance fairy tale combo.
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Post by MissMarplestein » Fri February 6th, 2009, 2:29 pm

[quote=""Leyland""]Welcome to the HFO board, MissM. I'm like that with Holt's On the Night of the Seventh Moon. I read it over every few years. It's like a gothic romance fairy tale combo.[/quote]

Yes, I've read Night of the Seventh Moon as well...in fact, I think I've read most of her books, and have most in my library. I've read some of her as Philippa Carr, but I don't think I've ever read any of her as Jean Plaidy - I may just have to put them on my list.

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Post by Libby » Fri February 6th, 2009, 7:32 pm

Hello :)

I've only been here for a few weeks but it's fascinating and there are lots of book reviews to read.
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Post by MissMarplestein » Fri February 6th, 2009, 7:39 pm

[quote=""Libby""]Hello :)

I've only been here for a few weeks but it's fascinating and there are lots of book reviews to read.[/quote]

Indeed, I see that...I'm gonna get in even more trouble for buying more books! lol

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Post by Alaric » Sat February 7th, 2009, 4:39 pm

Welcome. :)

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Post by michellemoran » Sat February 7th, 2009, 4:57 pm

Welcome Miss M!!!! I really enjoy Victoria Holt as well -- although it's been a while!
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Post by MissMarplestein » Sat February 7th, 2009, 5:07 pm

[quote=""michellemoran""]Welcome Miss M!!!! I really enjoy Victoria Holt as well -- although it's been a while![/quote]

Yes, it's been a long while since I read one of her books...she was the first gothic novelist I read and therefore she holds a special place in my heart. I will have to try reading some of her other books under Philippa Carr or Jean Plaidy. And thank you for the welcome!

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Post by Leyland » Sun February 8th, 2009, 4:27 pm

Carr's The Lion Triumphant is a good starter novel. It's a sequel to The Miracle at St. Bruno's but can be read as a stand alone. These are the first two in a longer series.

TLT is set in Elizabethan England, but the action concentrates in southern coastal England and the Canary Islands. No Tudor court stuff in this one.

http://www.amazon.com/Lion-Triumphant-P ... 0449232336
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon February 9th, 2009, 6:06 pm

A belated welcome from me!

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Post by juleswatson » Thu February 19th, 2009, 5:06 pm

Belated from me, too, Miss M. I gather from another post that's the name of your cat??? Cute. I've been missing for a week and am catching up on all the hellos. Hello!
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