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Dorothy Eden

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Dorothy Eden

Post by Misfit » Thu December 30th, 2010, 11:27 am

Any one read her before? I'm currently reading Speak to Me of Love passed along from Michele (JM Jacobsen here). This one is set in late 19C and I think goes through either WWI or WWII. Daughter of wealthy shopkeeper is married off to the gentry (the family needs the cash). Nothing is smooth sailing of course. A good entertaining read.

From the listing at Fantastic Fiction it seems she was quite prolific, with historicals and romantic suspense/Gothic novels as well as historicals.
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Post by Ariadne » Thu December 30th, 2010, 3:17 pm

Speak to Me of Love was pretty good as I recall. My favorite is probably Never Call It Loving, about the relationship between Charles Parnell and Katharine ("Kitty") O'Shea amid political scandal in late 19th-c Ireland.

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Post by Misfit » Thu December 30th, 2010, 4:19 pm

I will have to look for more, and the lib has plenty to choose from. Michy might like this author as well.
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Post by Michy » Thu December 30th, 2010, 4:28 pm

I'm pretty sure I've read one or two Dorothy Edens years and years ago. I don't remember titles and she never stood out as one of my favorites. May need to give her another try, though. :)

Did she write The Salamanca Drum? I remember that as a pretty good book. Maybe I need to re-read it......

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Post by SGM » Thu December 30th, 2010, 6:32 pm

You really do believe in taking me back in time.

I read some whilst I was at school. Her books were always in the library. I enjoyed what I read, then, but I really can't remember anything particular about them and I am sure I only read about two or three.
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Post by Misfit » Thu December 30th, 2010, 7:32 pm

I like finding these old OOP treasures.
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Post by Misfit » Tue June 25th, 2013, 9:58 pm

Hey, looks like she's getting a new life. Several titles have popped up on Net Galley. I've read Vines of Yarrabee, Waiting for Willa (more of a contemporary story though) and The American Heiress.
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