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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Fri June 19th, 2009, 12:31 pm

Recently acquired:

In the Heart of the Canyon by Elisabeth Hyde (I won a proof copy via Pan Macmillan publishers)
The Library of Shadows by Mikkel Birkegaard
Sins by Penny Jordan
The Whole Day Through by Patrick Gale
Marianna by Susanna Kearsley
Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving (via BookHopper swap site)
Wait for What Will Come by Barbara Michaels
Witch by Barbara Michaels
House of Many Shadows by Barbara Michaels
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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SonjaMarie
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri June 19th, 2009, 8:08 pm

There's this new new/used bookstore on the island but it's in an area I haven't been to in years, cause it's not in town and we really don't have the need to go to this area.

But tomorrow Harm and I are making a special trip to go check out the store and then we can wait for our return ride at a coffee shoppe across the street from it.

When I've passed on the van, I noticed a book in the window display, it was a book I have on my Amazon wish list. I'm hoping it's still there and cheap!

Wish me luck on my book buying adventure!

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Ash
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Post by Ash » Fri June 19th, 2009, 11:57 pm

40% off coupon at Borders and the gift cards I got from my students landed me Agate Hill by Lee Smith, and Ian Pear's new one: Stone Fall. Like I need more books, but both of these look excellent.

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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Post by nona » Sat June 20th, 2009, 2:25 pm

Devils Desire by Laurie McBain was my first Historical Romance and I absolutely love the story, it went missing three weeks ago. So I ordered another copy, it's been out of print since 1975, I also ordered Persausion by Jane Austen as well as Sense and Sensibility.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun June 21st, 2009, 1:41 am

I went to the bookstore I mentioned, it didn't have as many cheap books as I would've wished for or enough of a variety, but I did pickup:
"Cut!: Hollywood Murders, Accidents, and Other Tragedies" by Denise Imwold, Andrew Brettell, Heather von Rohr, and Warren Hsu Leonard

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nona
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Post by nona » Sun June 21st, 2009, 2:02 pm

went on a date last night and of course stopped at B&N I bought To Beguil A Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt and the Reluctant Suitor by Kathleen Woodiwiss.

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Vanessa
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Posts: 4168
Joined: August 2008
Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Tue June 23rd, 2009, 6:02 pm

The Lost Book of Salem by Katherine Howe
The Northern Clemency by Philip Hensher
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Tue June 23rd, 2009, 9:12 pm

Courtesy Amazon Vine,

Ice Land by Betsy Tobin
Return to Sullivans Island by Dorthea Benton Frank (haven't read one of her's in a couple of years)
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

Ash
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Post by Ash » Wed June 24th, 2009, 12:53 am

The World of Our Fathers by Irving Howe, about the Jewish old world, their immigration in the early 1900s, and the life of immigrants. I've been wanting this for a while, I know its an excellent resource for doing family history (he has another, How We Lived, which is more about the 2nd generation)

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emr
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Location: Castilla

Post by emr » Fri June 26th, 2009, 12:01 pm

El Mapa del Tiempo (The Time Map, not The Weather Map as translated by amazon.co.uk) by Felix J. Palma.
London 1896. There is a special Voyages agency that promises your dream travel. A woman travels to 2000 and a man travels back to 1888.
Time travel + romance + mystery.
Couldnt resist :)

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