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March 2009 - What are you reading?

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Kasthu
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Post by Kasthu » Wed March 18th, 2009, 9:06 pm

Currently reading Mary Stewart's The Ivy Tree.

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Post by Ludmilla » Wed March 18th, 2009, 10:19 pm

[quote=""Kasthu""]Currently reading Mary Stewart's The Ivy Tree.[/quote]

Stewart may have written better books, but that one has always been my favorite of her romantic suspense novels.

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Post by Telynor » Thu March 19th, 2009, 9:30 pm

Finally got done with Virginia Henley's latest historical, The Decadent Duke. While I really like the fact that she uses real people and events in her novels, I wish she'd tone down the sex a bit and not have her characters speaking in so much modern tones -- it would improve her books so much more. :mad:

Not sure what's next. Maybe some science fiction or something...

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Post by TLee » Thu March 19th, 2009, 9:33 pm

Just started The Aviary Gate by Katie Hickman and it has me hooked already!

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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu March 19th, 2009, 9:53 pm

[quote=""Telynor""]Finally got done with Virginia Henley's latest historical, The Decadent Duke. While I really like the fact that she uses real people and events in her novels, I wish she'd tone down the sex a bit and not have her characters speaking in so much modern tones -- it would improve her books so much more. :mad:

Not sure what's next. Maybe some science fiction or something...[/quote]

In one of her romances, Henley has Edward I's daughter Joan of Acre chiding her friend because the friend hasn't "gone all the way." Yup, that's the phrase she used.
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Post by EC2 » Thu March 19th, 2009, 10:22 pm

[quote=""TLee""]Just started The Aviary Gate by Katie Hickman and it has me hooked already![/quote]

I've just read and really enjoyed that one. I'm doing a couple of joint library events with Katie Hickman in London in April, so I'm looking forward to meeting with her. :)

Currently reading The Ship Wives by H.A. Douglas. It's a Lulu novel written by a Regia Anglorum friend. The tribulations of a Viking wife while her husband is away at sea.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Scrapcat » Fri March 20th, 2009, 1:35 am

Devil's Brood by Sharon Kay Penman. Absolutely wonderful!

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri March 20th, 2009, 6:11 am

I've finished "Promises In Death" by J.D Robb, another good entry in the series but not one of my faves.

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Post by lindymc » Fri March 20th, 2009, 7:07 pm

Just finished Shadow Patriots by Lucia St. Clair Robson, which I really, really enjoyed - both the story and the writing. Instead of the famous names and the famous battles, the main characters are ordinary people leading extraordinary lives, a novel about the Culper spy ring that supplied General George Washington with the intelligence he so desperately needed.
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Post by Ash » Fri March 20th, 2009, 7:28 pm

Just finished A Place Beyond Courage; an excellent read from EC. I will go to the thread and ask a few questions.

Not sure what to read next; I have a few more Chadwick books, but I really want to save them for our trip. Perhaps its time to be away from HF for a bit.

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