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Post by noodles » Thu June 9th, 2011, 4:10 pm

[quote=""Amanda""]I got the 2 Kate Quinn books Mistress of Rome and Daughters of Rome yesterday.[/quote]

I just finished Mistress of Rome a couple of weeks ago. While it kept me reading from the beginning, I REALLY couldn't put it down once I got halfway through! I wasn't blown away by the writing, but enjoyed the story a lot. I'll still probably read Daughters of Rome too. :)

I recently ordered Duchess: A novel of Sarah Churchill by Susan Holloway Scott, Now Face to Face by Karleen Koen, Queen of Swords by Judith Tarr and The Marsh King's Daughter by Eliz. Chadwick. Yeah, I went a little crazy, but I got them all either used on Amazon for pennies, or here: http://www.paperbackswap.com/home.php Love that site to pieces!

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Post by Brenna » Thu June 9th, 2011, 9:20 pm

[quote=""noodles""] I recently ordered Duchess: A novel of Sarah Churchill by Susan Holloway Scott[/quote]

If you weren't wild about the writing style of Mistress of Rome, you may not like Duchess. I thought it was ok.
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Post by Tanzanite » Thu June 9th, 2011, 11:07 pm

[quote=""noodles""]I just finished Mistress of Rome a couple of weeks ago. While it kept me reading from the beginning, I REALLY couldn't put it down once I got halfway through! I wasn't blown away by the writing, but enjoyed the story a lot. I'll still probably read Daughters of Rome too. :)
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that's a great way to describe my reaction as well to Mistress of Rome. The writing style is somewhat different for Daughters of Rome - I enjoyed that one as well.

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Post by Vanessa » Sat June 11th, 2011, 5:29 pm

I've been into York with another book group, where we had lunch and a browse round the bookshops, and came home with:

From discount bookshops:

Child of the Phoenix by Barbara Erskine
The Invisible Mountain by Carolina de Robertis
Relics by Pip Vaughan Hughes
Hasty Death by M C Beaton

From Waterstone's:

Night Waking by Sarah Moss
The Chatelaine by Claire Lorrimer
The Wilderling by Claire Lorrimer
Afterwards by Rosalind Lupton
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

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Post by Brenna » Sat June 11th, 2011, 10:10 pm

I'm hoping to drag the hubby to Barnes and Noble tonight as I'm suffering from withdrawal!

Edited: Hubby was sweet and took me to B&N. Of course I didn't take my Arthur-Elizabeth list with me so I didn't get anything on it. Instead I picked up:
The Night Villa by Carol Goodman
Child of the Northern Spring by Persia Wooley
Sins of the House of Borgia by Sarah Brown
The Rossetti Letter by Christi Phillips

I was more excited by the Goodma and Phillips book before reading that people on this forum thought they were mediocre. Might be taking these back...
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun June 12th, 2011, 2:03 am

[quote=""Brenna""]
The Night Villa by Carol Goodman

I was more excited by the Goodman and Phillips book before reading that people on this forum thought they were mediocre. Might be taking these back...[/quote]

I really LIKED this book, it is what started me on my path to reading all her books, and I'm waiting for her next one under the name Lee Carroll (with her husband). I think you should read some of it before you decide to return it.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun June 12th, 2011, 2:26 am

I bought Carolyn Meyer's new YA novel, Cleopatra Confesses.
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Post by Misfit » Sun June 12th, 2011, 2:33 am

Not HF, but I picked up, Everyday Pilates: Up, Up and Away by Alycea Ungaro, which is currently free on kindle.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun June 12th, 2011, 3:17 am

With credit from the new/used store:
The Italian Boy: A Tale of Murder and Body Snatching in 1830s London by Sarah Wise

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Post by Brenna » Mon June 13th, 2011, 11:40 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]I really LIKED this book, it is what started me on my path to reading all her books, and I'm waiting for her next one under the name Lee Carroll (with her husband). I think you should read some of it before you decide to return it.

SM[/quote]

Thanks for the encouragement SM! I started this book yesterday and barely slept last night because I was hooked! I don't know much about the time period they are discussing, but that doesn't distract from the story!
Brenna

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