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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 » Mon May 13th, 2013, 9:31 am

I've downloaded this but just noticed you think it's a bit silly. Perhaps one for the beach. It's free so it doesn't really matter!
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Lisa
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Favourite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Post by Lisa » Mon May 13th, 2013, 1:09 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I've downloaded this but just noticed you think it's a bit silly. Perhaps one for the beach. It's free so it doesn't really matter![/quote]

Now about 40% through and I can see it's a blend of silly and academic. It's obviously meant for total Tudor history geeks, and a bit self-indulgent on the author's part as well. It's hard to define - a blend of humour, the author's own observations on the personalities and events of the Tudor period, and the author's own theories on what could have really happened regarding certain events (like the Princes in the Tower). It's extremely far-fetched, and the dialogue is irritating (the narrator keeps rhyming for no reason), but it's a quick read so I'm going to see it through just to see what crazy idea the author comes up with next! Definitely a light, non-serious read.

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Mythica
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Preferred HF: European and American (mostly pre-20th century)
Location: Colorado
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Post by Mythica » Tue May 14th, 2013, 12:51 pm

I'm supposed to be saving money for our move back to the US... bargains they may be but with about 50 books on my Kindle waiting to be read, I can't really justify buying more when I'm supposed to be saving :(

The Traitor's Wife: A Novel by Kathleen Kent - $3.99
The Schoolmaster's Daughter: A Novel of the American Revolution by John Smolens - $3.99
Mistress of My Fate (The Confessions of Henrietta Lightfoot) by Hallie Rubenhold - $3.99
North and South (The North and South Trilogy #1) by John Jakes - $3.99
Sins of the House of Borgia by Sarah Bower $2.99
Ruins of Lace by Iris Anthony - $1.99
Kingdom of Summer (Down the Long Wind) by Gillian Bradshaw - $2.99

Several history books by Walter Lord are $3.99.
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Post by Misfit » Sun May 19th, 2013, 1:27 pm

Meredith Whitford's Treason is free again this morning.
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Mythica
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Post by Mythica » Tue May 21st, 2013, 8:59 am

The Poisonous Seed: A Frances Doughty Mystery (The Frances Doughty Mysteries #1) by Linda Stratmann - $4.66
The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin - $4.99
River of Destiny by Barbara Erskine - $4.74

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Post by Misfit » Tue May 21st, 2013, 6:12 pm

Crucible: A novel of an Australian in World War 1 by J.P. McKinney

Bountiful Creek: a legendary love story by Steven B. Weissman (US Civil War).

Both free this morning.
At home with a good book and the cat...
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Mythica
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Post by Mythica » Wed May 22nd, 2013, 11:16 am

The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory - $4.99
The Light Between Oceans by S.L. Stedman - $4.99
London Belles by Annie Groves - $3.79

FREE: The Silence of Trees by Valya Dudycz Lupescu

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Mythica
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Post by Mythica » Sat May 25th, 2013, 9:18 am

Wicked Company by Ciji Ware - $2.99

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Post by Misfit » Sat May 25th, 2013, 4:06 pm

I liked Wicked Company.

For those on the hunt for the older romances, there's a couple of interesting freebies today.

1990 Avon, The Barefoot Bride by Rebecca Paisley.

1979 Fawcett, The Flash of the Fireflyby Paris Afton Bonds. The blurb for the older version on Goodreads sounds a lot better than what she has on the Kindle version.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by Mythica » Sun May 26th, 2013, 9:20 pm

Great Maria by Cecelia Holland - $2.99
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell - $1.99
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick - $4.99
His Last Duchess by Gabrielle Kimm - $2.99
Viking 1: Odinn's Child by Tim Severin - $5.00


FREE:
The Princess of Egypt Must Die by Stephanie Dray (short story/novella)
Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery by M. Louisa Locke

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