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michellemoran
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Post by michellemoran » Sat November 1st, 2008, 8:55 pm

Feel better, Leyland!

I'm reading A Feast of Roses by Indu Sundaresan.
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Post by Misfit » Sun November 2nd, 2008, 1:54 am

To Hold the Crown by Jean Plaidy. Just picked up at the library this afternoon and I am enjoying it very much so far.

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Post by Julianne Douglas » Sun November 2nd, 2008, 3:45 am

I'm reading Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Vanora Bennett and really enjoying it so far. I'll hold off my judgment, though, until I see what she does with Sir Thomas More....
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Post by LCW » Sun November 2nd, 2008, 3:56 am

I'm reading The Light Bearer by Donna Gillespie. I'm about 200 pages in and really enjoying it so far. It's the type of book I've been looking for to read for a while. There's lots of good info about the ancient Pagan type religions and cultures but it's not preachy or slanted at all...so far at least. Hopefully it'll end up being one of those great big huge saga's that you can really sink you're teeth into for quite a while. I love those types of books!
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Post by Divia » Sun November 2nd, 2008, 1:06 pm

my last skirt its a YA civil war novel.
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Post by Madeleine » Sun November 2nd, 2008, 1:33 pm

The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent.

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Post by nona » Sun November 2nd, 2008, 2:38 pm

[quote=""LCW""]I'm reading The Light Bearer by Donna Gillespie. I'm about 200 pages in and really enjoying it so far.[/quote]

I've been wanting to buy this one to read but have not done so because the reviews are mixed on it, let me know what you think since the word of mouth here have never steered me wrong before I might just overlook those reviews.

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Post by Tanzanite » Sun November 2nd, 2008, 5:15 pm

Later today, I'm going to start a non-fiction book about Katherine of Aragon by Garrett Mattingly.

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Post by diamondlil » Sun November 2nd, 2008, 7:14 pm

I am about to start Veil of Lies by Jeri Westerson.
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Post by annis » Sun November 2nd, 2008, 7:37 pm

Currently reading "Conspiracies of Rome" , by Richard Blake.

It has the unusual setting of early seventh century Rome, the shattered remnants of a once great Imperial city; a nest of vipers, seething with vicious in-fighting between Church and State. Our hero, a less than innocent young Saxon nobleman called Aelric, accidentally stirs things up big-time on a visit to collect books for the English church.

Aelric is a compelling character, almost irredeemably obnoxious. He's handsome , very clever .and insufferably conceited. His cynical and amoral approach to life makes him the perfect servant for the venal and power-hungry clerics of the Roman Church, but is he as clever as he thinks he is?
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