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Misfit's reads 2011

Keep track of your reading for 2011 here! One thread per member, please.
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Post by Misfit » Fri July 1st, 2011, 2:41 am

I had some real short ones this month ;)
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July reads

Post by Misfit » Sun July 31st, 2011, 12:33 pm

I might finish off one more later today, but otherwise here goes.

Before Versaille Karleen Koen
Maura's Dream Joel Gross
Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman (woohoo!!)
Lady of the Garter Juliet Dymoke
Vision of the Eagle, Journey on the Wind and The Vision is Fulfille by Kay L. McDonald
Lord Protector Clayton Spann (dire, even at $.99 for kindle I don't recommend it)
Next to Love: A Novel by Ellen Feldman
Redeeming Love Francine Rivers
Sable Flanagan by Betty Layman Receveur
Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray
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Post by Susan » Sun July 31st, 2011, 1:00 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]
Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman (woohoo!!)
Lady of the Garter Juliet Dymoke[/quote]

Lionheart...green with envy! :D

Lady of the Garter...which lady?
~Susan~
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Post by Misfit » Sun July 31st, 2011, 1:04 pm

[quote=""Susan""]Lionheart...green with envy! :D

Lady of the Garter...which lady?[/quote]

Joan of Kent

Sorry about the envy factor. Not ;)
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Post by Michy » Sun July 31st, 2011, 8:03 pm

What did you think of Redeeming Love?

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Post by Misfit » Sun July 31st, 2011, 9:24 pm

[quote=""Michy""]What did you think of Redeeming Love?[/quote]

Oh I liked it a lot and I'd read more of her books. We were chit chatting at Goodreads and apparently it was written a bit differently in the original version before she went to Multnomah press. One of my friends has that version so we'll be comparing when she gets to read it.
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Post by Michy » Mon August 1st, 2011, 4:35 am

It's one of my all-time faves. I don't care for her contemporary fiction, though -- I tried one several years ago, wall-banged it, and haven't tried any of her others (I'm not a fan of contemporary fiction, anyway, almost no one does it well). Unfortunately for me, that is mostly what she writes so consequently it's been several years since I've read anything new by her. I keep hoping she'll come out with another historical one of these days.

She wrote romances for the general market before she started writing Christian fiction. There is a small mention on the title page that the original Redeeming Love was published by Bantam in 1991. So of course, I was curious and managed to get my hands on a copy (this was back in the late 90s when I first read Redeeming Love). It is quite a bit steamier than the version that was published my Multnomah several years later.

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Post by Misfit » Mon August 1st, 2011, 12:47 pm

I'd like to hunt down a copy and read it one day. I did get a hold of one of her older pre CF romances and liked it. Not a keeper, but a quick entertaining read. There was some sex, but I wouldn't call it heavy on the steamy side.
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August reads

Post by Misfit » Tue August 30th, 2011, 11:51 pm

The Secret Diary of a Princess: a novel of Marie Antoinette by Melanie Clegg
Rebel's Love by Joyce Verrette
American Heiress by Dorothy Eden
Grace by Deneane Clark
Distant Kingdom by Daphne Wright
The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley

Slow month for me, but I've been working my way through the old Dark Shadows series and quite behind on my reading.
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October 2011

Post by Misfit » Fri September 30th, 2011, 2:43 pm

I am fairly positive I will not finish another book by end of day so here goes.

Lillie by David Butler (Lillie Langtry)
The Buccaneers by Edith Wharton
Wild Bells to the Wild Sky Laurie Mcbain
From Distant Shores Bruce Nicolayson
A Daughter of the Nobility by Natasha Borovsky
Lady of the Rivers by PG :mad: :mad: :mad:
Heart of Gold Lacy Williams
The Winter Palace Eva Shackniak
Hummingbird LaVyrle Spencer
Fortune's Son Emery Lee
The Manions of America Rosemary Anne Sissoon
Irish Lady Jeanette Baker
The Secret Diary of a Princess Melanie Clegg
A Rebel's Love by Joyce Verette
The American Heiress by Dorothy Eden
Grace by Deanne Clark (not even worth it as a kindle freebie)
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