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Dec 20, 2013 05:48PM

2768 Sonya Heaney wrote: "I'm going to nominate two: The Perfect RakeThe Perfect Rake (The Merridew Sisters, #1) by Anne Gracie

“This waistcoat is very nice, too. Quite elegant. Beautifully embroidered.” What did you say to a man w..."

Both great choices. I read "The Perfect Rake" years ago. Great choice!
Jul 08, 2012 11:07AM

2768 Nancy wrote: "Carolyn wrote: "Booklover1335 wrote: "Author Pamela Clare visited my blog to discuss her newest historical romance set in Colonial America during the French Indian War. If you've not read the MacK..."

You don't have to tell me twice. I'm running over to Amazon now to scoop them up! Thanks. :)
Jul 08, 2012 10:44AM

2768 Booklover1335 wrote: "Author Pamela Clare visited my blog to discuss her newest historical romance set in Colonial America during the French Indian War. If you've not read the MacKinnon's Rangers series, then you are r..."

I have to wholeheartedly concur with your assessment of Ms. Clare's MacKinnon's Rangers books. I just finished all three of them and they were AMAZING! I highly recommend the series. It was FABULOUS!

Dec 14, 2011 05:50AM

2768 Lori wrote: "I just finished The Spymaster's Lady. Really good! I gave it 4 stars but it could use a half star too. I'll be reading more by Joanna Bourne. I started The Winter Sea ..."

I wholeheartedly concur with the others' responses regarding "The Winter Sea." It is an awesome book!
Oct 19, 2011 04:30AM

2768 J.L. wrote: "I find her writing quiet and evocative, with characters that ring true, housed in a world so fully encompassing, it's sad to turn the last page and be forced to abandon it. I can't vouch for the wr..."

"Kearsley is watercolor; Givens is oil paint."

What a perfect analogy!
Oct 18, 2011 01:02PM

2768 I finished The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley yesterday. Normally, when finishing a book, I immediately reach for another one. I could not do it after reading this book. I needed a day to savor, reflect and re-read certain passages of this wonderful book.

For me, this was the very best book I have read in 2011. I thought it was sheer perfection. This is a book I will re-read in years to come and thoroughly enjoy the journey.

Ms. Kearsley has a new fan. I can't wait to purchase another one of her books.

Yep, I LOVED it!
Oct 08, 2011 04:56AM

2768 Marilyn wrote: "Check out Marsha Canham's books about swashbuckling pirates and lovely damsels. She's re-releasing her backlist books as ebooks for $2.99 and it's well worth it. Also, she's publishing a new book h..."

I have to join this fan club of Marsha Canham! I just love her books. Her writing is wonderful. I always feel like I'm watching a swashbuckler movie from the 30's and 40's when I'm reading one of her historicals. I'm not normally a fan of pirate books, but I could not put Ms. Canham's pirate themed books down. Actually, I have trouble putting all of her books down.

I, too, am so happy she is back writing and is re-releasing her books. And, you have to admire an author who remains true to herself and her readers. Way to go, Marsha! ;)
Oct 05, 2011 06:28AM

2768 Georgette Heyer's "These Old Shades." A classic.
Oct 04, 2011 08:10PM

2768 Zumbagirl wrote: "Yes. So how do you find out about these $1.99 deals? I just got my kindle for pc account set up - I'm probably going to order the Fire. I've mostly been a book girl, but I think I'll take the pl..."

You can subscribe to these sites. They send out e-mails daily, listing all free ebooks, as well as books from $.99 and up.

They list all genres. I have gotten quite a few free historical romances by authors I have never read before that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Oct 04, 2011 09:22AM

2768 The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley is available on Amazon for Kindle today, Tuesday, for $1.99.
Oct 02, 2011 04:26PM

2768 Marilyn wrote: "Carolyn wrote: "Marilyn wrote: "I just finished reading The Winter Sea. Oh, it was so good! I don't usually do time-travel so I have put reading this one off. Dumb. My loss. Lots of ..."

Thank you! That's exactly what I wanted to hear.

I'm off to purchase the book. Such good buzz! :)
Oct 02, 2011 12:37PM

2768 Marilyn wrote: "I just finished reading The Winter Sea. Oh, it was so good! I don't usually do time-travel so I have put reading this one off. Dumb. My loss. Lots of angst but well worth it. You wil..."

I have heard that there is no happily ever after ending on this one. Is that true?

Thanks in advance for your response. ;)
Sep 20, 2011 01:12PM

2768 I thought Mairin, the heroine in Maya Banks' In Bed with a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy, #1) by Maya Banks was simply adorable. She reminded me very much of Gillian in Julie Garwood's Ransom (Highlands' Lairds, #2) by Julie Garwood.
Sep 15, 2011 07:55AM

2768 willaful wrote: "Some of my favs: Hazard (Company of Rogues #7) by Jo Beverley, The Perfect Rake (The Merridew Sisters, #1) by Anne Gracie, The Nonesuch by Georgette Heyer"

I remember laughing out loud at Gideon's actions in "The Perfect Rake." I liked that book. ;)
Sep 02, 2011 06:47AM

2768 Jessie wrote: "Anyone have any good books by Hannah Howell? I'm coming across a lot of her books at borders right now. Is she worth buying?"

I own every single Hannah Howell book she has ever published. I have seen her referred as the "Queen of Highlander Books" many times. I LOVE her books!

Her Highlander series about the Murray family is wonderful, IMHO. Her newer series set in Georgian times about the Wherlocke family is equally as good.

Both of these series have humor, suspense and a little bit of the paranormal (insight in the case of the Murrays, unusual abilities in the case of the Wherlockes).

Needless to say, she is an automatic buy for me.
Jul 31, 2011 06:23PM

2768 Aroma with Love wrote: "Not sure if I mentioned this previously, any Virginia Henely fans?"

Oh, yeah!
Jul 31, 2011 10:29AM

2768 Dianne wrote: "Shell's Bells wrote: "Emily - I just downloaded The Bride (Lairds' Fiancées, #1) by Julie Garwood on audio, I've never read anything by Julie Garwood (*hangs head in shame*), but I hear great things, will be starting i..."

Julie Garwood's historicals are, without a doubt, my favorite books. Ransom is my personal favorite book, which I have read numerous times. We have three copies in my house because my 81-year old mother, who lives with me, was constantly stealing my copy. (I have one on my Kindle, as well as a paper version.) Now, we each have our own. (Well, some of us have two. LOL!)

Ms. Garwood would be raking it in if she would go back to her historical format, rather than her contemporaries, which she seems fixated upon writing these last years. Fans of her historicals are legion. ;)
Jun 29, 2011 04:34PM

2768 Carolyn wrote: "Marti wrote: "You are such a sweetheart, Carolyn. I sent "A Time of Madness" to the editor today, so it should be available in a few days. Depends on how much she finds wrong with it. :o)

By the w..."

Read "A Time for Madness" and LOVED it! Can't wait for the next one. I'm seriously addicted.

I should let others know that Ms. Talbott's books later in the series are all one continuous story. Wonderful books!
Jun 25, 2011 06:22AM

2768 Pamela(AllHoney) wrote: "I too love Ms Garwood's heroines, especially Madelyne and Gillian and Jamie and Judith and Joanna and Nicolaa and Elizabeth and Mary Rose and Christina and Brenna and..........."

Ditto, ditto, ditto . . . .
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Jun 14, 2011 07:26PM

2768 Marilyn wrote: "I just downloaded 6 of Marsha Canham's backlist by the backdoor, so to speak. I mean, I read on her blog site that while she had uploaded all six of these books to Amazon @ $2.99 for Kindle, some w..."

Well, that is totally bizarre. Last night I downloaded (from Amazon) two of Marsha Canham's books from Amazon at $2.99 each. After seeing your post, I went back and saw those same books are listed at $7.99 each. Last night, however, I was only charged for the $2.99 amount. Weird!

Thanks for the link. I will use that one for going around the block to get more of her books. :)
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