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2011 Challenge Archive > FAC: Catherine Coulter (March 2011)

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message 1: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Catherine Coulter

Catherine Coulter is the author of fifty novels, forty two of which have been New York Times bestsellers. She earned her reputation writing historical romances, but in recent years turned her hand to penning—with great success—contemporary suspense novels. Catherine grew up on a horse ranch in Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas and received her masters in early 19th century European History at Boston College. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, she worked on Wall Street as a speechwriter for a company president. Catherine lives in Marin County, California with her physician husband Anton Pogany.

Challenge Task: Read one book written by our featured author
Challenge Duration: The whole month

To sign up:
Post your interest and the book you are planning to read.

You must also signify if you are:
A - I'm a big fan! I'm excited to read another of her books.
B - Familiar with her work, and wouldn't mind reading her again.
C - Totally new to this author. Will see how I like it.
D - Didn't like the last one I've read, but willing to give it another chance.

To complete:
Post the date when you've completed your book.

You must also say if, after reading:
A - would definitely look at her other books, since I've enjoyed this one very much.
B - could take it or leave it. Was not an unpleasant experience but I'm not burning rubber to get to her other books.
C - Oh well, I tried. Definitely not my cup of tea.

A little review of the book read is welcomed but not required.


message 2: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (last edited Apr 02, 2011 02:36AM) (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments *reserved spot*


A
Kari - Beyond Eden or The Scottish Bride
Nan - Knock Out
Tina on the Hill - Warrior's Song
Lisa - The Valcourt Heiress 3/23 A
Patricia - Tail Spin
Vanessa - The Sherbrooke Bride
Nissie - Midsummer Magic
Lynne - The Valcourt Heiress 3/25 A
Monica - Warrior's Song 3/12
Pam - The Valcourt Heiress 3/19 A
Tina on the Hill - Warrior's Song 3/5 A
Macwolf01 [Elise] - The Aristocrat 3/15 B

B
Katherine
ஐ Briansgirl "Book Sale Queen"ஐ
Sheila - The Maze
Debbie - The Sherbrooke Bride 3/11 A
Diane - The Valcourt Heiress 3/23
Amanda - The Cove or The Nightingale Legacy 3/15 B
Karen -
Megan - The Maze 3/2 B
BJ Rose - Tail Spin
Sandra J - Afterglow 3/11 B
Lindsey - Wizard's Daughter
Barbara - Knock Out 3/20
Katharina - The Aristocrat 3/2 B
Amanda -
*Kyhm* - Devil's Daughter 3/6 B
Fani - The Wyndham Legacy 3/31 B
Jessica - The Cove 3/11 B
Kim - Impulse
Margaret - The Duke 3/4 B
Daffodil -
Carla - The Cove
Erin - Wizard's Daughter 3/20 B
colleen - The Valcourt Heiress 3/2 B
Yz - Afterglow 3/13 B
Tara - Night Fire 3/22

C
Delicious Dee Challenge Addict - Afterglow 3/21 B
Christine S. - The Sherbrooke Bride 3/20 A
Cynthia
Michelle - Pendragon 3/5 C
Fran - The Aristocrat 3/11 B
Joann - Beyond Eden 3/15 B
Wan "Artemis", the Dark-Hunters' Goddess - The Wyndham Legacy
Miss - The Cove 3/16 B
Hayley - Afterglow
Kami - The Cove 3/20 C
aleksandra -
Sandy -
Rakisha - Lyon's Gate or The Deception
Kathy - The Cove 3/26 B
Gen - The Cove 3/2
Juana "Darkness" - Devil's Daughter
Nita - Midsummer Magic 3/19 C
KarenF - The Cove 3/13 B
Rachel - The Cove 3/19 B
Shannon - The Cove
Drq - The Aristocrat 3/10 B
Shirley - Night Fire 3/15
Melissa -
Mickey - The Cove 3/9 C
A_Vishous_Fan - Beyond Eden 3/26 B
Lacy - False Pretenses
Jas -
Kate - Season of the Sun
Lili - The Cove or The Sherbrooke Bride
MountainKat - The Maze 3/31 B
bhie - Impulse 3/5 C
Amanda - Lord of Hawkfell Island 3/3 B
mee...kissa - The Cove 3/11 B
Didi - Beyond Eden 3/25 B
Photojim - The Cove 3/18 B
Macwolf01 [Elise]
Joanne - The Cove or The Sherbrooke Bride 3/13 B
Abha - Afterglow
Ivette - The Cove
Emma -
Kaity - The Cove
Cathy - Warrior's Song 3/26 B
Erin - The Wyndham Legacy
Hina - The Rebel Bride 3/26 B
Raely - The Cove 3/8
Madonna - The Cove 3/15 C
Tugce Nida - Secret Song
Teresa - The Cove 3/15 B
Dana - The Cove
taita - The Sherbrooke Bride

D
~Sara~ - The Maze 3/19 B


message 3: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments i'm in...i'm a C - although I have a ton of her books on my shelves, I haven't actually picked one up yet...i'll have to figure out what i'm reading - any rec's for a newbie?


Christine (Cagnes) (cagnes) | 118 comments I'm in! I'm a C - (Totally new to this author. Will see how I like it). I've been having her Bride series on my TBR pile, so it will give me a good excuse to finally read them!

I'll read The Sherbrooke Bride The Sherbrooke Bride (Brides, #1) by Catherine Coulter


message 5: by Alara (last edited Feb 21, 2011 09:32AM) (new)

Alara (gaelen) Too bad, her books haven't been translated into my mother language yet. But I'll join! Please write me under C, I'll choose my book when I find one in bookstores.


message 6: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (michellelisa) | 65 comments I am in and i am a C.Will post later.


message 7: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 11272 comments I'm in- I am a C - excited to try a new author- I think I will read The Aristocrat.


message 8: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (kebrand0112) I'm in. I'm a B. Will choose book shortly.


message 9: by Joann (new)

Joann | 973 comments I'm in as a C - always willing to try authors I've never read before.

I'm going to read Beyond Eden. Picked this up at Amazon a while ago as a freebie for Kindle and tucked it away as a TBR.

Beyond Eden by Catherine Coulter


message 10: by Wan (new)

Wan (wanwaddell) | 2081 comments I'm in. I'm a C & will try the Legacy Series, 1st book The Wyndham Legacy.

The Wyndham Legacy (Legacy, #1) by Catherine Coulter


message 11: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (last edited Feb 21, 2011 09:53AM) (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) I'm a B. I'm currently reading Wizard's Daughter. Bit early for the FAC. Don't know if I'd get to another of her books next month or not.

Dee, I loved Lord of Hawkfell Island from her Viking series.


message 12: by Kari (new)

Kari | 2 comments I'm in A. I'll probably read Beyond Eden as well. Or I may read The Scottish Bride. Not sure yet.


message 13: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) I'm a B and will read The Maze The Maze (FBI Thriller, # 2) by Catherine Coulter


message 14: by Miss (new)

Miss | 330 comments I'm a C and will be reading The Cove.

(although The Aristocrat's blurb sounded really interesting so i might try that if i can get a hold of it:D)


message 15: by *Nan* (last edited Feb 21, 2011 10:00AM) (new)

*Nan* (nan4471) | 170 comments I am an A and I am going to read Knock Out


message 16: by Hayley (new)

Hayley (mrsjohnson1985) I'm in and I am C, never read anything by her!


The Book I will be reading is - Afterglow Afterglow by Catherine Coulter


message 17: by Kami (new)

Kami (aidansmama) | 973 comments I'm in. I'm a C and I will be reading The Cove. Since I really didn't know this author, it was kind of tricky to find something. I wanted the first book in a series, so I put this one on hold at my library. I will see how it goes.


message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

i'm in and i'm a C. not sure yet which one i'll read. (:


message 19: by Debbie (new)

Debbie  (db_debber) | 2757 comments ooh, I am in - I am B! I have read all of the FBI books and enjoyed them, so I will probably try one of her Historals.


message 20: by SandyC (new)

SandyC (sandyc88) | 1281 comments I would like to try this author. I'm a C. I have no idea what to read yet!


message 21: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (michellelisa) | 65 comments ok i gotta ask! I have not read anything by this author and was looking at what book i should read.Maybe i am a prud but the idea of reading a book that has rape scenes in it just don't turn my crank! Is there any books that has no or hardly any rape in it? Some books in the Cove series seem ok but don't know.Any help would be appeciated!


message 22: by Rakisha (new)

Rakisha (rakishabpl) To sign up:
Post your interest and the book you are planning to read.

You must also signify if you are:
I'm totally new to this author and Will see how I like it.

I'm putting the following titles on hold at my library:
Lyon's Gate & The Deception


message 23: by Kathy (new)

Kathy | 9 comments I am in... I'm a C. I will read The Cove.
The Cove


message 24: by Diane Whitney (new)

Diane Whitney I'm in. I'm a B...not sure which book yet!


message 25: by SandyC (new)

SandyC (sandyc88) | 1281 comments I will read The Cove. Again, I am a C.


message 26: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (kittiescardigansbooks) | 60 comments I'm in and I'm a B.

I'm going to read either The Cove or The Nightingale Legacy.


message 27: by Gen (new)

Gen (gen454) | 282 comments I'm in. I'm a C and I'll read The Cove.


message 28: by ~KarenH~, Moderator (last edited Feb 21, 2011 11:14AM) (new)

~KarenH~ | 7843 comments I'm in, and I'm a B. I'll have to see which of her contemporaries are available from the library. I've read the entire FBI series, but I know there are others available that I haven't read yet.

@ Michelle: Her historicals have a pretty bad reputation for cruel heroes, and some have rape scenes in them - I personally don't like her historicals for just that reason. I've never seen any of that in the contemporaries that I've read though, so I'm sure The Cove would be fine.


message 29: by Juana "Darkness" (last edited Mar 21, 2011 08:36PM) (new)

Juana "Darkness" Duran | 423 comments I'm in. I'm a C so I haven't read anything by her. I read Lord of Raven's Peak by Catherine Coulter Lord of Raven's Peak (Viking, #3) by Catherine Coulter

I finished it today 3/21/11.

I would say a B: couldn't take or leave it.


message 30: by Kami (new)

Kami (aidansmama) | 973 comments Michelle wrote: "ok i gotta ask! I have not read anything by this author and was looking at what book i should read.Maybe i am a prud but the idea of reading a book that has rape scenes in it just don't turn my cra..."

I have never read this author either, but I googled your question and it looks like you should avoid Rosehaven, The Rebel Bride, Warrior's Song, and Devil's Embrace.

The Deception, Night Shadow, Mad Jack and the The Scottish Bride seem safe.


message 31: by Tuğçe (new)

Tuğçe Gökırmak (tugcenidasevin) I am totally new to her and need a little studying before deciding which book :-) any suggestions?


message 32: by ~Megan~ (new)

~Megan~ (megadee) I'm a B, and I think I'll try The Maze...I liked the first book in the series ok.


message 33: by BJ Rose (new)

BJ Rose (bjrose) | 4413 comments I'm in!
I'm a 'B' and will be reading Tail Spin, which is part of her FBI series.


message 34: by Nita (new)

Nita (gillnit) I am a C. I will be giving Midsummer Magic a try.


message 35: by KarenF (last edited Feb 21, 2011 11:52AM) (new)

KarenF (cleocleveland) | 1099 comments I'm in. I'm a C and I'll be reading The Cove.

PS - I changed my screen name to KarenF when I noticed there was another Karen. Just to make it easier to track.


message 36: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (rachel67b) | 137 comments I'm in - I'm a C. I will also be reading The Cove


message 37: by Sandra J (new)

Sandra J Weaver (sandraweaver) | 366 comments I'm in. I'm a B and will read Afterglow.


message 38: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (michellelisa) | 65 comments Thanks Karen and Kami for your input.


message 39: by Shannon (last edited Mar 07, 2011 02:39PM) (new)

Shannon (wckdktty) | 479 comments I am in. I am a C. I will be reading The Cove. I have completed this challenge on 3/7. I am a B now.

The story was ok. I just did not feel like the book moved well. I am use to my Murder books really driving the story.

I rate it 3 stars.


message 40: by Ceej (new)

Ceej (drqangel) | 1015 comments I'm a C and I'll read The Aristocrat


message 41: by Shirley (new)

Shirley (shirleythekindlereader) I am a C
I will try

Night Fire by Catherine Coulter

Night Fire (Night Trilogy, #1) by Catherine Coulter


message 42: by [deleted user] (last edited Feb 21, 2011 12:51PM) (new)

I'm doing this, I love Coulter! I'm a B, it's been awhile but I loved her Bride series!

I will be reading Wizard's Daughter (Bride's, #10) by Catherine Coulter


message 43: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (goodreadscommelhaf) I am totally new to her books so C for me. Which ever one is available. I would love to give it a go


message 44: by [deleted user] (new)

I'm a C. I'm going to read The Cove.


message 45: by A_Vishous_Fan (new)

A_Vishous_Fan | 104 comments I'm in.And I'm C - Totally new to this author. Will see how I like it. I'm reading this
Beyond Eden by Catherine Coulter I also got it from Amazon as a freebie for my kindle.


message 46: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ | 3642 comments Oh yeah. I'm a B -- used to love Catherine Coulter but haven't read her in a long time. Will read Knock Out (FBI Thriller, #13) by Catherine Coulter


message 47: by Lacy (new)

Lacy (lacy_stewart) | 1876 comments I'm a C. I can't remember ever reading this author. I will read False Pretenses.


message 48: by Tina on the Hill (new)

Tina on the Hill I just adore Catherine Coulter's books! Just finished one about a week ago....
A - I'm a big fan! I'm excited to read another of her books.
Warrior's Song http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1277...


message 49: by Mandy (new)

Mandy Beyers (mandybeyers) | 763 comments I'm probably a B - but will be doing a re-read of the first two FBI files books (since I bought it on my Nook earlier this month and haven't read it yet).


message 50: by Jas (last edited Feb 21, 2011 05:22PM) (new)

Jas I'll give it a shot! Unless I've picked up one of her books at random years ago and forgotten since, I'm a C. Just checked my library and it seems that they have 38 titles by her on their shelves with a great many more available via ILL. I'll pick up a couple of books next week when I head out there.

I'm not one for the FBI/Crime sort of books while I love the historical romance genre. Any recommendations where I should start? Here's what's available at my library.


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