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Lisa | 6 comments Gaile wrote: "Lisa wrote: "Sons of Thunder

Has anyone nominated this book yet, takes place during WWII and afterwards, also features some of America's Jazz era, and the plight of immigrants who are just arrivin..."


Sorry about that, I had the book link up there but should have put the author too


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Victoria Vane (VictoriaVane) | 54 comments Gaile wrote: "Lisa wrote: "Sons of Thunder

Has anyone nominated this book yet, takes place during WWII and afterwards, also features some of America's Jazz era, and the plight of immigrants who are just arrivin..."

It's Susan May Warren.


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Gaile (Kittygladu) | 251 comments Mod
Lisa wrote: "Sons of Thunder

Has anyone nominated this book yet, takes place during WWII and afterwards, also features some of America's Jazz era, and the plight of immigrants who are just arriving in America...."


Who wrote this book? There are many many under that same title!!!!!!


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Lisa | 6 comments Sons of Thunder

Has anyone nominated this book yet, takes place during WWII and afterwards, also features some of America's Jazz era, and the plight of immigrants who are just arriving in America. The story is about a woman who has to choice between two brothers.


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Gaile (Kittygladu) | 251 comments Mod
Moira wrote: "Jessica wrote: "While browsing the WWI shelf (my favorite era), I noticed a few that are actually WW2: The Soldier's Wife, Letters from Home, My Enemy My Beloved.

May I nominate [bookcover:Deafen..."
How come I never heard of that and I am deaf?! Sounds good to me! I added it to my TBR list.


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Moira (MKStelmack) | 17 comments Jessica wrote: "While browsing the WWI shelf (my favorite era), I noticed a few that are actually WW2: The Soldier's Wife, Letters from Home, My Enemy My Beloved.

May I nominate Deafening by Frances Itani for ..."

I'm happy with any of these since all three are books I want to read. I read Deafening years ago, and could read it again easily.


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Shea | 42 comments I just finished reading The Last Valentine and much of it is set during WWII. I enjoyed it and it is a romantic story. It was a quick read and the basis of a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie.


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Jessica Brockmole | 9 comments While browsing the WWI shelf (my favorite era), I noticed a few that are actually WW2: The Soldier's Wife, Letters from Home, My Enemy My Beloved.

May I nominate Deafening by Frances Itani for the WWI shelf? A young deaf woman from a small town in Ontario falls in love with a hearing man right as WWI breaks out and he is sent to the Western Front as a stretcher bearer. If you're keeping track of settings for the challenge, this is set in Canada.

For the WWII shelf, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer. Finding love (and finding history) on Guernsey just after WWII. Also The Plum Tree by Ellen Marie Wiseman, set on the German homefront during WWII, about a love that endures through war, occupation, and even Dachau.

I didn't see any of these three on the shelves, but if I've missed them (of if they're not suitable for nominating) I apologize!


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Bonnie The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons I'd like to nominate this for the WW-II shelf (now that we have one.) It's romantic and historical - set in Russia. I wish I had added it on my challenge, but I got in in e-format as a library loan and didn't realize how good it would be.


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Gaile (Kittygladu) | 251 comments Mod
I want to nominate Green Dolphin Street by Elizabeth Goudge. This novel was first published in 1944. It takes place in New Zealand and I think would be a great addiction to the group bookshelf.


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Gaile (Kittygladu) | 251 comments Mod
Victoria wrote: "Gaile wrote: "The Queen's Vow  A Novel Of Isabella Of Castile by C.W. GortnerHas this one been nominated? Also there are titles by Jean Plaidy about the same queen."

Hi Gaile!
It is on our bo..."
GREAT!


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Gaile (Kittygladu) | 251 comments Mod
Victoria wrote: "Gaile wrote: "Of Love and Shadows by Isabel Allende
This is a romance that takes place in Spain during the Spanish civil war. It is another I think worth nominating."

Have you read and reviewed it?"

Yes but it actually takes place in the 70's which I think is too recent to be on your bookshelf.


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Victoria Vane (VictoriaVane) | 54 comments Gaile wrote: "Of Love and Shadows by Isabel Allende
This is a romance that takes place in Spain during the Spanish civil war. It is another I think worth nominating."


Have you read and reviewed it?


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Victoria Vane (VictoriaVane) | 54 comments Gaile wrote: "The Queen's Vow  A Novel Of Isabella Of Castile by C.W. GortnerHas this one been nominated? Also there are titles by Jean Plaidy about the same queen."

Hi Gaile!
It is on our book shelf already. All you need to do is go to the group book shelf and type in the title or author to see if we already have a book listed.


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Gaile (Kittygladu) | 251 comments Mod
The Queen's Vow  A Novel Of Isabella Of Castile by C.W. GortnerHas this one been nominated? Also there are titles by Jean Plaidy about the same queen.


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Gaile (Kittygladu) | 251 comments Mod
Of Love and Shadows by Isabel Allende
This is a romance that takes place in Spain during the Spanish civil war. It is another I think worth nominating.


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Gaile (Kittygladu) | 251 comments Mod
A Noble Place by Anne Brear is the one Emery recommended but it is not yet shelved.


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Gaile (Kittygladu) | 251 comments Mod
I found three titles that take place in Australia, one recommended by Emery. How many of you are with me in nominating "Beyond Innocence" by Joanna Lloyd. Beyond The Blue Mountains by Jean Plaidy? Beyond Innocence by Joanna  Lloyd Beyond the Blue Mountains by Jean Plaidy A Noble Place by Anne Brear


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Shelley | 22 comments I agree with Emery.

Trollope is way, way underrated.

Shelley
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message 568: by Gaile, co-librarian (new)

Gaile (Kittygladu) | 251 comments Mod
The 2013 challenge is really SOMETHING! However I found no titles on the bookshelf that take place in Australia/NZ or South America nor do I know which ones are award winning novels. Can some of you recommend some?? I did read a book that took place in Australia but it was so long ago I can no longer remember the title. Then there is the Exile series but those are very expensive now as they have been so long out of print! The only one I know of that takes place in New Zealand is Green Dolphin Street by Elizabeth Goudge. I don't know if that is right for Emery's shelf. I read it long ago and it is still a favorite book! Anybody know anything?????


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Emery Lee (AuthorEmeryLee) | 900 comments Mod
Julie (Mom2lnb) wrote: "I'd like to nominate Come What May by Leslie LaFoy. It is set in Colonial America (Virginia to be exact) during the events leading up to the Revolutionary War. The hero is a member of the House of ..."

Thanks Julie!
This DOES sound like a good fit for us!
Emery


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Julianna (AuthorJuliannaD) | 40 comments I'd like to nominate Come What May by Leslie LaFoy. It is set in Colonial America (Virginia to be exact) during the events leading up to the Revolutionary War. The hero is a member of the House of Burgesses, and it has three real-life burgesses of the era as characters as well as a cameo by Patrick Henry. There is also a fair bit of historical detail concerning the political climate of the time period as well, which should make it a good fit for the group shelf.
Come What May by Leslie LaFoy


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Allison (rainy-day-reads) Gaile wrote: "American woman by R Garcia Y Robertson is about the frontier and it is not inspirational. Dawn's Early Light and Yankee Stranger by Elswyth Thane are also good ones"

Thank you! I will check those out.


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Gaile (Kittygladu) | 251 comments Mod
Allison wrote: "I have a couple inspirationals to nominate. They are not too preachy compared to others I've read. One is The Apothecary's Daughter. I saw some other Julie Klassens on the shelf, but not this one a..."

American woman by R Garcia Y Robertson is about the frontier and it is not inspirational. Dawn's Early Light and Yankee Stranger by Elswyth Thane are also good ones.


message 563: by Allison (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) I have a couple inspirationals to nominate. They are not too preachy compared to others I've read. One is The Apothecary's Daughter. I saw some other Julie Klassens on the shelf, but not this one and I enjoyed it more than the others. It's Regency as well.

Another is about the American Frontier, set in Colorado. By Tamera Alexander, the first of 3 in this series is the least preachy one: From a Distance.

I enjoy the Frontier setting, but inspirational authors seem to be the main ones writing about that time period. Does anyone know of any that aren't inspirational that are worth a read?


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Misfit | 123 comments Emery wrote: "Misfit wrote: "I don't think this is on the shelves yet, Lady Of The Glen: A Novel of 17Th-Century Scotland and the Massacre of Glencoe by Jennifer Roberson. Despite that atrocious new cover by Ken..."

Yes ma'am :)

My review of Lady of the Glen is from the early days of reviewing. I'd be ashamed to put it out there.


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Emery Lee (AuthorEmeryLee) | 900 comments Mod
Misfit wrote: "I don't think this is on the shelves yet, Lady Of The Glen: A Novel of 17Th-Century Scotland and the Massacre of Glencoe by Jennifer Roberson. Despite that atrocious new cover by Kensington, this i..."

Thanks Misfit!
Please let me know if you would ever like to contribute a guest review on any of your nominations!

Emery


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Emery Lee (AuthorEmeryLee) | 900 comments Mod
Linda wrote: "Hi Emery. I think you should add Cecilia Grant's A LADY AWAKENED and A GENTLEMAN UNDONE. Both are Regency historicals and have a lot of Regency flavor, language and history. Her knowledge of the ma..."

Hi Linda!

Both titles are on our book shelves and I'm eager to read them.


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Misfit | 123 comments I don't think this is on the shelves yet, Lady Of The Glen: A Novel of 17Th-Century Scotland and the Massacre of Glencoe by Jennifer Roberson. Despite that atrocious new cover by Kensington, this is very much more historical than romance, but there is a very sweet Romeo/Juliet love story.


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Linda Banche (lindabanche) | 7 comments Hi Emery. I think you should add Cecilia Grant's A LADY AWAKENED and A GENTLEMAN UNDONE. Both are Regency historicals and have a lot of Regency flavor, language and history. Her knowledge of the manners and mores of the period remind me of Mary Balogh. And her stories are exciting.


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Larisa (MsGodiva1) | 28 comments I'd like to nominate 'Shades of Milk and Honey' by Mary Robinette Kowal in the paranormal category. Just posted my review. If someone else has read it and disagrees, lets discuss why. I think the book belongs on the group shelf, but acknowledge it isn't a clear-cut fit. However, with 'Ember' and 'Firelight' on the shelf this makes a nice addition, esp to fulfill a craving for clean-enoug-to-share-with-a-tween/teen-niece.


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Gaile (Kittygladu) | 251 comments Mod
Please!


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Gaile (Kittygladu) | 251 comments Mod
I have more nominations. You already have Knight Errant by R Garcia Y Robertson on your list. You may not be aware this is the first of a series which continues with Lady Robyn and The White Rose. These three are time slips of a romance against the background of the War Of The Roses.
He also wrote American Woman which I think would be great for your list. This is a Native American romance told from the POV of a white Indian woman married to a brave against the background of Custer's Last Stand and The Little bighorn. I have read this book and can guarantee it is as romantic as it is historical.
Let me know if you will add them. Lady Robyn by R. Garcia y Robertson White Rose by R. Garcia y Robertson American Woman by R. Garcia y Robertson


message 554: by Jackie (new)

Jackie (TheNightOwl) I just finished The Wild Rose, which would also count for the WWI shelf. I believe we current have the first one in the series- Tea Rose. The entire trilogy fits our RHF definition though.


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Gaile (Kittygladu) | 251 comments Mod
I would like to nominate A Constant Heart by Siri Mitchell which I have just finished reading. I like it better than She Walks In Beauty by the same author which is already on the group bookshelf.
This one takes takes place in the court of Elizabeth I after the Spanish Armada.
Please see my review.


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Jackie (TheNightOwl) I would like to nominate Scent of Triumph / A Historical Romance. It would go under the WWI shelf. I'm reading it now for the RHFL blog. Very good beginning so far!


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Emery Lee (AuthorEmeryLee) | 900 comments Mod
Gaile wrote: "I am having trouble finding a title that takes place in Victorian Europe. Most of the 19th century novels on the list take place in America and the earlier ones are Georgian or Regency. Can anyone ..."

Have you considered any of the Anthony Trollope Titles?They are Victorian and filed under classics.
Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollopeis the first title in his acclaimed Palliser's series.


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Gaile (Kittygladu) | 251 comments Mod
I am having trouble finding a title that takes place in Victorian Europe. Most of the 19th century novels on the list take place in America and the earlier ones are Georgian or Regency. Can anyone suggest a title I may have overlooked?


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Gaile (Kittygladu) | 251 comments Mod
India Black is a very engaging espionage novel but I can't help but wonder what it is doing on your list, Emery. There is not even a whiff of romance in this one.


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Emery Lee (AuthorEmeryLee) | 900 comments Mod
Misfit wrote: "Sorry, 1857. It starts off in California, but most of the action is on ship.

PS, don't let that older cover scare you. It isn't a sexed up romance at all."


Thanks, Misfit! Done.


message 547: by Misfit (last edited May 28, 2012 06:07AM) (new)

Misfit | 123 comments Sorry, 1857. It starts off in California, but most of the action is on ship.

PS, don't let that older cover scare you. It isn't a sexed up romance at all.


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Emery Lee (AuthorEmeryLee) | 900 comments Mod
Misfit wrote: "I'd like to nominate Ship of Dreams by Brenda Hiatt to the shelf. I know the older cover screams romance, the second half of the book is centered around the sinking of the SS Central America during..."

I'd be happy to add it. What's the era?


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Misfit | 123 comments I'd like to nominate Ship of Dreams by Brenda Hiatt to the shelf. I know the older cover screams romance, the second half of the book is centered around the sinking of the SS Central America during a hurricane. Well done, and a nice blend of romance (fairly tame sex-wise) and historical events. And free on kindle this morning.


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Emery Lee (AuthorEmeryLee) | 900 comments Mod
Hi Everyone! If you are still looking for WWI titles, has anyone read The Wings of Morning by Murray Purafor WWI? This is by an author who recently joined our group. Interestingly, it's also an Amish story. Please let me know if anyone decides to read it as it has not been added to our group shelf yet.


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~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) I'm looking at reading Charles Todd's WWI historical mystery series for the WWI book. The first one in the series is called A Duty To The Dead. Would this be okay?


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Gaile (Kittygladu) | 251 comments Mod
Bonnie wrote: "Would A Farewell to Arms be a good list book- both as a classic and as a WW-I book? I have not read it (but would like to as my WW-1 bonus book maybe.) I saw the movie and it was pretty romantic." That classic I haven't read! Strange, I haven't read any of Ernest Hemingway's works. Let me know how it turns out. I don't remember seeing the movie either.

Emery wrote: "Bonnie wrote: "Would A Farewell to Arms be a good list book- both as a classic and as a WW-I book? I have not read it (but would like to as my WW-1 bonus book maybe.) I saw the movie and it was pre..."


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Jackie (TheNightOwl) It was a 4 1/2 star book for me. I read it with my Historical Fictionistas group awhile back. It produced a really interesting conversation about love and the different types of love relationships not normally touched upon in books. For example, people who stay in their marriages because of kids or those who are in love with the fantasy of the person but not the true person. This book is not a typical cut and paste type of romance. It's more in depth and realitically portrayed I thought. Everybody enjoyed though and it got high marks all around.


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Emery Lee (AuthorEmeryLee) | 900 comments Mod
Jackie wrote: "Can I nominate Losing Julia for the WWII shelf?"

Absolutely Jackie! It's sounds like a very good book!


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Jackie (TheNightOwl) Can I nominate Losing Julia for the WWII shelf?


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Emery Lee (AuthorEmeryLee) | 900 comments Mod
Bonnie wrote: "Would A Farewell to Arms be a good list book- both as a classic and as a WW-I book? I have not read it (but would like to as my WW-1 bonus book maybe.) I saw the movie and it was pretty romantic."

Hi Bonnie!
I will not actually shelf the book until you have read and recommended it, but will be glad to add it for you then.


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