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Post by princess garnet » Fri March 30th, 2012, 1:26 am

Master of Heathcrest Hall by Galen Beckett (fantasy)
Final installment in his "Magicians" trilogy

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Post by Madeleine » Fri March 30th, 2012, 3:56 pm

Lady of the Rivers by PG.
Island of Bones by Imogen Thompson.
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Post by Madeleine » Sun April 1st, 2012, 4:35 pm

Yesterday I got "Lake of Dreams" by Kim Edwards, and today "The Prince and the Pilgrim" by Mary Stewart.
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Post by Vanessa » Tue April 3rd, 2012, 2:57 pm

From the library:

The Bone Pedlar by Sylvian Hamilton
The Bone Thief by V M Whitworth
Duchess by Night by Eloisa James
You Deserve Nothing by Alexander Maksik
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

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Post by Misfit » Tue April 3rd, 2012, 8:43 pm

Went to the thrift store today. Nice big haul for just over $10, including but not limited to The Spider King by Lawrence Schoonver, Theirs Was the Kingdom by RF Delderfeld, The Girl from Storyville by Frank Yerby (I hear this is a dark 'un), and Secret for a Nightingale by Victoria Holt. Plus thispost civil war book from the 1950s. Lots more eye-candy cover historical romances.
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Post by cw gortner » Tue April 3rd, 2012, 9:10 pm

Oh, "The Girl from Storyville" brings back memories. My parents forbade me from reading it and hid it away in the house (my father loved Frank Yerby) but I eventually found it. It was my first introduction to graphic sex in a novel. It's quite the lusty tale, as I recall. :p
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Post by Misfit » Tue April 3rd, 2012, 9:30 pm

[quote=""cw gortner""]Oh, "The Girl from Storyville" brings back memories. My parents forbade me from reading it and hid it away in the house (my father loved Frank Yerby) but I eventually found it. It was my first introduction to graphic sex in a novel. It's quite the lusty tale, as I recall. :p [/quote]

Lol! A couple of friends of mine buddy read this at Goodreads last year. Their comments and updates were verra entertaining indeed :p ;)
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Post by Madeleine » Wed April 4th, 2012, 1:02 pm

Industrial Magic and No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri April 6th, 2012, 5:47 pm

I got a copy of "Remarkable Creatures" by Tracy Chevalier the other day, and I wanted to know if it's considered historical fiction or just a novel, any one?

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Post by Madeleine » Fri April 6th, 2012, 7:09 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]I got a copy of "Remarkable Creatures" by Tracy Chevalier the other day, and I wanted to know if it's considered historical fiction or just a novel, any one?

SM[/quote]

I'd call it historical fiction, although Mary Anning actually existed and was a fossil hunter, finding, amongst other things, the first two plesiosaur skeletons ever found.

Just ordered "Solstice at Stonewylde" by Kit Berry.
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