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Suggestions for April's Book of the Month

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue February 17th, 2009, 3:15 pm

Gone With the Wind.

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Post by TLee » Wed February 18th, 2009, 12:59 am

On Agate Hill by Lee Smith

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Post by MissMarplestein » Wed February 18th, 2009, 3:30 pm

A Woman of Substance - Barbara Taylor Bradford

May I ask - what is the book for March? I must have missed that...thanks!

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Post by diamondlil » Wed February 18th, 2009, 7:24 pm

Book of the Month for March is The Master of Verona by David Blixt.
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Post by MissMarplestein » Wed February 18th, 2009, 7:38 pm

[quote=""diamondlil""]Book of the Month for March is The Master of Verona by David Blixt.[/quote]

Thank you.

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Post by Kasthu » Wed February 18th, 2009, 9:24 pm

I suggest Mary Reilly, by Valerie Martin. It's a unique take on the Jekyll and Hyde story, told from the POV of one of the servants (and it was made into a movie a while ago).

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Post by chuck » Wed February 18th, 2009, 9:43 pm

The Gates of the Alamo by Stephen Harrigan.....Masterfully written tale and Harrigan knows his Texas history.....much more than just about the famous battle.....

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Post by Leyland » Wed February 18th, 2009, 11:48 pm

[quote=""chuck""]The Gates of the Alamo by Stephen Harrigan.....Masterfully written tale and Harrigan knows his Texas history.....much more than just about the famous battle.....[/quote]
I need to read this because it's been in my TBR inventory for years - no kidding! I just moved it up from the bottom of a stack of ten to give it a fighting chance.
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Post by Margaret » Thu February 19th, 2009, 12:05 am

Valerie Martin's a wonderful writer. I've read both Mary Reilly and Property and thought Property the most outstanding, but both are good.

The Gates of the Alamo is also well worth reading. I think it was the first novel about the Alamo that gave a realistic picture of people's lives in Texas during that period and what it was like to be involved in the Battle of the Alamo. In earlier novels, the emphasis tended to be on larger-than-life heroics.
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Post by Divia » Sat February 21st, 2009, 5:17 am

[quote=""TLee""]On Agate Hill by Lee Smith[/quote]

I liked this one.

There are so many books I would love to throw into the poll.

Girl in a Blue Dress by Gaynor Arnold
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