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Dani
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Postby Dani » Tue November 4th, 2008, 2:19 pm

I am reading the Last Heiress its historical romance set in the Tudor Court its the last of the Friarsgate series By Bertrice Small

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Tue November 4th, 2008, 4:27 pm

I started The Tsarina's Daughter by Carrolly Erickson this morning, although I've got a sneaking feeling that it's going to be hitting the wall very soon. Someone want to tell me what a "historical entertainment" novel is? That's what this book is being referred to on the book jacket.

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Stranger by Kate Riordan & Did You See Melody by Sophie Hannah (Pigeonhole)
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 November 4th, 2008, 4:55 pm

I'm going for a bit of light relief and guaranteed daftness after reading The Heretic's Daughter - I'm reading Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham by M C Beaton.
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annis
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Postby annis » Tue November 4th, 2008, 6:30 pm

"The Outlander" by Gil Adamson, which is set in the mountainous area of western Canada during the early years of the twentieth century. I'm very impressed with her writing.
Gil Adamson spent 10 years on this novel. The story of how the book eventually got published is in the author profile here:
http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=808

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Bobbi
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Location: Vic Australia

Postby Bobbi » Wed November 5th, 2008, 2:12 am

On a Wild Night - Stephanie Laurens

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Wed November 5th, 2008, 9:00 am

The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville
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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed November 5th, 2008, 7:35 pm

I've finished "Ghost Stories of the Civil War" by Dan Asfar & Edrick Thay, a bit appropriate I thought with Halloween and the historic election last night!

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Wed November 5th, 2008, 7:51 pm

Quilter's Homecoming by Jennifer Chiaverini
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Spitfire
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Location: Canada

Postby Spitfire » Wed November 5th, 2008, 7:54 pm

"Julianne Douglas" wrote: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....

I really enjoyed this book. I have heard very mixed reviews, either you love it or hate it. So, I am curious to know what you think of it, when you are done. I found it wasn't a real high paced book, but I found the characters have some depth to them and they kind of haunt you afterwards.
Only the pure of heart can make good soup. - Beethoven

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Thu November 6th, 2008, 2:28 am

I am now reading East of the Sun by Julia Gregson, which is set in India in the 1920s. So far, it's pretty good.
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