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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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emr
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Postby emr » Sun January 9th, 2011, 1:15 pm

And this one
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2756858.Mail_Order_Bride
It's got kids, a mine and Murphy does sound Irish to me :D

But yah if she's happy with it's Brighter Than Gold then I'll go back to my corner :D
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Ariadne
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Postby Ariadne » Sun January 9th, 2011, 2:47 pm

You're right, emr, it does sound like a much closer match!

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boswellbaxter
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Postby boswellbaxter » Sat February 11th, 2012, 4:54 am

Does anyone know who The King's Mistress by Julia Watson (put out in the 1970's) is about?
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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat February 11th, 2012, 5:13 am

"boswellbaxter" wrote:Does anyone know who The King's Mistress by Julia Watson (put out in the 1970's) is about?


Sorry, I tried to hunt up info but came up zip :(

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boswellbaxter
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Postby boswellbaxter » Sat February 11th, 2012, 5:32 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:Sorry, I tried to hunt up info but came up zip :(

SM


Thanks anyway!
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Postby annis » Sat February 11th, 2012, 6:24 am

If it's the same author (romance) she appears to have several pseudonyms -
Jane De Vere, Julia Fitzgerald, Julia Hamilton, Jo Ann Vest, Joanna Wayne - not that that's much help! As Joanna Wayne (assumimg it's the right one, she seems to have moved on to modern romances), she does have a website, so if you're desperate you could try contacting her.
http://www.joannawayne.com

Ariadne has a vast collection of royalty-related fiction - she might know.
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Ariadne
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Postby Ariadne » Sat February 11th, 2012, 1:51 pm

Just popped in here and saw your query, BB. It's about a fictional mistress of one of the Valois kings of France, 2nd in a trilogy. The author, real name Julia Hamilton, died in the early '90s. I can't find my copy (it's probably buried) but this is what one of my reference books has.

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Postby boswellbaxter » Sat February 11th, 2012, 2:10 pm

Thanks, Annis and Ariadne! I found out inadvertently last night that she was Julia Hamilton, but I didn't realize she had so many other pseudonyms!
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Tanzanite
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Postby Tanzanite » Sat February 11th, 2012, 6:24 pm

"Ariadne" wrote:Just popped in here and saw your query, BB. It's about a fictional mistress of one of the Valois kings of France, 2nd in a trilogy. The author, real name Julia Hamilton, died in the early '90s. I can't find my copy (it's probably buried) but this is what one of my reference books has.


Is this the same trilogy that includes Watson's Mistress to the Valois and The Wolf and the Unicorn or is it another one entirely? I've read the first one - it wasn't quite what I was expecting it to be about but it was OK.

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Ariadne
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Postby Ariadne » Sat February 11th, 2012, 6:26 pm

"Tanzanite" wrote:Is this the same trilogy that includes Watson's Mistress to the Valois and The Wolf and the Unicorn or is it another one entirely? I've read the first one - it wasn't quite what I was expecting it to be about but it was OK.


Yup, that's the one. The heroine is named Gentian. I was able to find my copy of book 1.


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