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Who are your favorite romance authors??

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nona
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Post by nona » Fri January 16th, 2009, 1:58 pm

lol, everything but the kitchen sink. I agree but they are well worth the read.

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Post by Ludmilla » Fri January 16th, 2009, 2:42 pm

[quote=""MrsMorland""]Victoria Holt, Mary Balogh, Jane Feather...I know I'm forgetting someone that I really like, I'll get back to ya![/quote]

Are they starting to re-release some of the Victoria Holt novels (similar to what they've been doing with the books she wrote as Jean Plaidy)? I noticed Mistress of Mellyn on the new paperbacks table at the bookstore and wondered if more of these old ones of hers would be released. I'm tempted to start collecting them.

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Post by Vanessa » Fri January 16th, 2009, 4:04 pm

I think about four of them have been republished (all of which I have!) with lovely new covers.
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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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Post by nona » Fri January 16th, 2009, 6:16 pm

The Time of the Hunters Moon sounds delightful. I wonder if B&N carries that one, I still have a bit on a hift card.

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Post by Madeleine » Fri January 16th, 2009, 8:29 pm

Yes, 4 Victoria Holt novels were re-issued in the UK about 18 months ago.

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Post by Ludmilla » Fri January 16th, 2009, 11:09 pm

I'm in the US where so far only Mistress of Mellyn has been reissued. I did find this articlethat says there are plans for more reissues from St. Martin's Press. Bride of Pendorric will be next.

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Post by nona » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 1:37 am

I've stumbled into a pot of gold or should a say shelf of gold, I'm reading Victoria Holt and just finished my first Georgette Heyer a few weeks back, now these two women can write a good romance, tasteful yet witty. I'm so glad I listened to those of you who suggested it.

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Post by SarahWoodbury » Tue March 31st, 2009, 2:33 am

Amanda Quick and Mary Balogh have been mentioned, but Catherine Coulter's early stuff set in the 13th century can be quite wonderful, along with Stephanie Lauren's 'Bastion Club' series.

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Post by nona » Fri April 3rd, 2009, 11:59 am

I've been reading/buying every Holt book I can get my hands on. So far my fav is Devil on Horseback, French Revolution Era.

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Post by Ludmilla » Fri April 3rd, 2009, 5:36 pm

Nona, have you tried anything by Phyllis Whitney? If you like romantic mysteries with gothic elements, you might like hers. I remember liking quite a few of hers back when I was gobbling up books by Mary Stewart and Victoria Holt.

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