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Chatterbox
Bibliophile
Location: New York

Postby Chatterbox » Thu November 5th, 2009, 6:20 am

Bought, received & read in short order:
Jane Seymour by Frances B. Clark. (excellent novel; OOP but worth tracking down.)
The White Garden by Stephanie Barron.

Still waiting for 2 books ordered thanks to HFO member suggestions: the first book in kate Tremayne's Loveday series and Fiona Mountain's two HF books.

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Ariadne
Bibliophile
Location: At the foothills of Mt. Level

Postby Ariadne » Thu November 5th, 2009, 1:56 pm

Does any of The White Garden take place in the past or is it a present-day story that's about the past? Just curious. It's a novel I attempted to request a review copy of, but it never showed, so I haven't flipped through it yet myself.

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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Thu November 5th, 2009, 11:34 pm

Shhhh, don't tell my husband but I stopped at the library on the way home and bought a few books that were left overs and late arrivals for the annual book sale, heres what I got:

Roselynde by Roberta Gellis
Alinor by Roberta Gellis
Joanne by Roberta Gellis
Gilliane by Roberta Gellis
(All bought thanks to the suggestion by EC and all are new never read!)
Swan's Chance by Celeste De Blasis
When the Splendor Falls by Laurie McBain
Follow the Shadows by Jocelyn Carew (A Viking Romance)

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Thu November 5th, 2009, 11:56 pm

"nona" wrote:Shhhh, don't tell my husband but I stopped at the library on the way home and bought a few books that were left overs and late arrivals for the annual book sale, heres what I got:

Roselynde by Roberta Gellis
Alinor by Roberta Gellis
Joanne by Roberta Gellis
Gilliane by Roberta Gellis
(All bought thanks to the suggestion by EC and all are new never read!)
Swan's Chance by Celeste De Blasis
When the Splendor Falls by Laurie McBain
Follow the Shadows by Jocelyn Carew (A Viking Romance)


Aaah, that explains your new to reads at Goodreads. Note that Swan's Chance is the second in a trilogy so now you have to buy the other two ;)
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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Fri November 6th, 2009, 12:30 am

really?! yeah it's been awhile since amazon has been used, hehe.

yes I have come to love Goodreads, although I have to go in and sort them out from time to time because I forget to change the reading status or something on them then I'm scratching my head wondering if I really had read a title.

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diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Fri November 6th, 2009, 1:10 am

Today I received King's Fool by Margaret Campbell Barnes and Tempt me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas

I am going away for the weekend, and I am taking 5 books with. Actually it's 14 if you count all the Thomas the Tank Engine books I bought for my nephew, but I probably won't read those!
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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: Falling Creatures by Katherine Stansfield
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Fri November 6th, 2009, 8:18 pm

Rosetta by Barbara Ewing
The Blood Pit by Kate Ellis - modern mystery but one with links to the past, in this case a mediaeval abbey, part of a whole series.
Currently reading "Falling Creatures" by Katherine Stansfield

Chatterbox
Bibliophile
Location: New York

Postby Chatterbox » Fri November 6th, 2009, 10:14 pm

"Ariadne" wrote:Does any of The White Garden take place in the past or is it a present-day story that's about the past? Just curious. It's a novel I attempted to request a review copy of, but it never showed, so I haven't flipped through it yet myself.


Ariadne, the vast majority of it is present day. The past segments are presented in the form of a document, possibly written by Virginia Woolf, about events that were contemporaneous to her in the early 1940s. It's far from a pure HF, not even one of those 'split' books like those by Christi Phillips or Emma Darwin.

I liked it well enough, but more as romantic suspense than HF. If you've read Susanna Kearsley's Splendour Falls, that's the closest analogy. It's not like Kearsley's books that actually have bits set in the past (i.e. Mariana.)

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Ariadne
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Location: At the foothills of Mt. Level

Postby Ariadne » Fri November 6th, 2009, 10:42 pm

Thanks for the info, Chatterbox. I enjoy such stories but probably couldn't have gotten away with sending out for review - so in that sense it's just as well I never received it.

The Splendour Falls isn't one of the Kearsleys I've read yet, though it's home on the TBR. Along with way too much else.

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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sat November 7th, 2009, 7:54 pm

well since I pre-ordered The Running Vixen and my old copy of The Wild Hunt is in need of retirement I ordered The Wild Hunt thru Book Depository, can't have only one books of a triology right?

Oh yes Misfit I found the first book to Swan's Chance but it will have to wait for now, I probably wont get around to reading it for a long while anyhow.


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