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Ever Heard of This Book?

Ever run into a book that sounds intriguing, but you can't find a description about it anywhere? Ask your fellow members--maybe they've heard of it!
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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Two Houses by Fran Cooper
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Tue September 7th, 2010, 4:44 pm

Is she a little like Victoria Holt? Actually, looking at it, I think it's more Georgian and Victorian (the era it's set in, that is!).
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SGM
Compulsive Reader

Postby SGM » Tue September 7th, 2010, 8:42 pm

[QUOTE=annis;56732] As most people probably know, AP has a spectacular New Zealand connection- as a teenager, she and a close friend committed a premeditated murder in Christchurch.
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I wonder how she felt about being played by Kate Winslett.
Currently reading - Emergence of a Nation State by Alan Smith

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Michy
Bibliophile
Location: California

Postby Michy » Tue September 7th, 2010, 10:53 pm

I've never read any of her books for that reason. I know she has successfully rehabilitated herself, but I just find the whole thing creepy.....

Ash
Bibliomaniac
Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Wed September 8th, 2010, 12:13 am

"boswellbaxter" wrote:I believe that people who sell used books on online bookstores should be required to post a little description of the contents of the books they sell. It's maddening with some older books where there's nothing on the page to give you an idea of what the book's about. You'd think the sellers would do it just to increase their chance of selling the book!


That would mean of course they'd have to read them :)

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Miller's Dance by Winston Graham & How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Wed September 8th, 2010, 11:21 am

"Ash" wrote:That would mean of course they'd have to read them :)


They could just quote the blurb on the back of the book!
Currently reading "How to stop time" by Matt Haig & "The Miller's Dance" by Winston Graham

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Libby
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Location: Lancashire
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Postby Libby » Wed September 8th, 2010, 12:14 pm

"Vanessa" wrote:Is she a little like Victoria Holt? Actually, looking at it, I think it's more Georgian and Victorian (the era it's set in, that is!).


I think the setting is probably Victorian. I'm not sure I would compare her to Victoria Holt. Many of her books contain quite a lot of social history of Yorkshire, but I'm not sure about this one.
By Loyalty Bound - the story of the mistress of Richard III.

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Ariadne
Bibliophile
Location: At the foothills of Mt. Level

Postby Ariadne » Fri January 7th, 2011, 11:55 pm

I got this question over email. Any ideas? There were many Gold Rush-era books published in the '80s, and this doesn't sound like one I've come across.

I read a book years ago (late 80s, possibly early 90s). The Irish heroine left Ireland (potato famine?) and came to America during the California gold rush. She marries a man out of necessity. (miner?) There were children (her siblings?). I can't remember any names. The marriage of convenience becomes love, but not without fights and perils. I remember loving the snappy dialogue. Any ideas?

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sat January 8th, 2011, 1:50 am

"Ariadne" wrote:I got this question over email. Any ideas? There were many Gold Rush-era books published in the '80s, and this doesn't sound like one I've come across.


I am still thinking but I'm afraid you have me stumped.
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Ariadne
Bibliophile
Location: At the foothills of Mt. Level

Postby Ariadne » Sat January 8th, 2011, 2:28 am

"Misfit" wrote:I am still thinking but I'm afraid you have me stumped.


I know you read a lot of the older historicals so had wondered if you might recognize it. I don't think it's one by Gwen Bristow or Cathy Cash Spellman, I checked the plots for their books.

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sat January 8th, 2011, 2:38 am

"Ariadne" wrote:I know you read a lot of the older historicals so had wondered if you might recognize it. I don't think it's one by Gwen Bristow or Cathy Cash Spellman, I checked the plots for their books.


I'll check with Karla over at goodreads who has a lot of Cali books on her shelf and see if she has any ideas. I'm always happy to find another :D
At home with a good book and the cat...

...is the only place I want to be


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