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noodles
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Greetings from Atlanta!

Post by noodles » Sun June 5th, 2011, 3:11 pm

Hi! I'm so glad I found this website. I've loved reading HF for years, although I'm still a novice I'm sure. Some of my favorite books are:

Katherine by Anya Seton
Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor
The Far Pavilions by M M Kaye
Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

Other authors I like are Phillipa Gregory, Tracey Chevalier, Geraldine Brooks and Karleen Koen. I like to read about all different time periods, but I seem to read the most about 15th-17th century UK/Italy/France.

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Post by fljustice » Sun June 5th, 2011, 3:36 pm

Welcome to the group, noodles! Lots of friendly people, good information and lively discussion. Looking forward to chatting with you on the threads. BTW, Tracy Chevalier is also one my favorites; just finished Burning Bright and really enjoyed it.
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Post by Misfit » Sun June 5th, 2011, 3:55 pm

Hi noodles, welcome aboard. Feel free to jump in anywhere, it really is a friendly place.
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Post by donroc » Sun June 5th, 2011, 5:12 pm

Welcome and enjoy.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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Post by LoveHistory » Sun June 5th, 2011, 5:49 pm

Hi noodles! *waves* I'm kind of a newbie compared to many of our members too, but they've never thrown tomatoes at me for it. :D

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Sun June 5th, 2011, 6:14 pm

Welcome, Noodles! I hope you enjoy it here.

I loved Katherine and Forever Amber. I love the Outlander series - just have Echo of the Bone to read. I loved M M Kaye's Trade Winds and Shadow of the Moon and have The Far Pavilions on my TBR pile - I remember watching the TV adaptation years ago.

Tracy Chevalier and Philippa Gregory are favourites of mine, too. I loved Geraldine Brooks' People of the Book and Year of Wonders and enjoyed March. I have one of Karleen Koen's books on my TBR pile - can't remember which one but know it is one which was recommended on here!
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Sun June 5th, 2011, 7:28 pm

Hi noodles and welcome! I also like Tracy Chevalier and Philippa Gregory, Elizabeth Chadwick and Diana Gabaldon, although so far I've only read the first in the Outlander series.

Have fun on the boards.
Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon

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Post by noodles » Sun June 5th, 2011, 8:31 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome! :D

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun June 5th, 2011, 8:40 pm

Hi Noodles! You've certainly come to the right place for reading recommendations.

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Mon June 6th, 2011, 11:21 am

Welcome to the forum. Great to have you here.

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