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message 1: by Tina (new)

Tina My Husband is making an unexpected trip home to the States and has agreed to bring back books. I've got two days to get them ordered from Amazon. What books am I forgetting that I definitely should have on the list?

(I feel like one of those people on a game show who have exactly 10 minutes to rush through the grocery store picking up as many items as they can.)


message 2: by Christine (new)

Christine (chrisarrow) What are you interested in?


message 3: by Tina (new)

Tina Hi Chris, guess this request left things wide open huh? I love historical fiction--but I seem to be like a scattered all over the place. I haven't touched a time period/subject yet (from roman to the tudors) that I haven't liked.

I have a kindle, so am able to get most of the new books (especially if they are US published). I guess I'm looking for ideas of books that are not to be missed!

To give you an idea, already in my pile is: The Killer Angels - Michael Shaara; The Life of Elizabeth I - Alison Weir; Katherine - Anya Seton; Avalon: A Novel - Anya Seton; Nicholas and Alexandra - Robert K. Massie (see, I'm all over the place with what I'm interested in!)


message 4: by Lyn (Readinghearts), The mod of last resort/Mod #3 (last edited Mar 05, 2010 05:24PM) (new)

Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 1550 comments Mod
I would include:

The Lady in the Tower by Alison Weir (This is Weir's newest, but the one by the same name by Jean Plaidy is good, too.)
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Shogun by James Clavell
London: The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd

Just to name a few.


message 5: by Misfit (new)

Misfit | 120 comments Everything Penman is my recommendation.


message 6: by Tina (new)

Tina Lyn and Misfit--great minds. . . I've got the Lady, the Mists (as a reread), and Shogun all on my kindle to be read as well as Penman's Welsh trilogy, and When Christ and His Saints Slept on my bookshelf. (Maybe instead of buying more books, I ought to start finishing more of my TBR list!)

I've read Sarum by Rutherfurd, and have Russka on my bookshelf. . .somehow I missed London!

Thanks for the recommendations! You've both got awesome taste! :-)


message 7: by Lyn (Readinghearts), The mod of last resort/Mod #3 (new)


message 8: by Tina (new)

Tina Lyn M wrote: "Another one is Through a Glass Darkly: A Novel by Karleen Koen"

You're the second one to recommend this book (one from another thread). . . it must be good!


message 9: by Christine (new)

Christine (chrisarrow) Rutherford also has a new book out New York: The Novel.

Anything by Alison Weir, Antonia Fraser, Penman Sharon Kay that you don't already have.


message 10: by Jenny (new)

Jenny Q (jenny_q) | 11 comments Tina wrote: "Lyn M wrote: "Another one is Through a Glass Darkly: A Novel by Karleen Koen"

You're the second one to recommend this book (one from another thread). . . it must be g..."


I just read it last week and loved it. It's a tearjerker, but it's beautiful. Highly recommended!


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