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Subject: ? about series Posie Graeme-Evans
Date Posted: 2/14/2011 4:27 PM ET
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I found what looks to be an interesting hf at the thrift store today.  "The Exiled" by Posie Graeme-Evans.  Of course it's the 2nd in the series. I just ordered the first "The Innocent" here on pbs.  Edward the IV and a commoner.  I just love the time period-cousins' war/lost princes and all.  Question is this-is there more?  I looked up the author here on pbs but they aren't any book blurps.  What' s that site to look up series?  fan fic?? 

 

TIA for any help.

 

Jan

Date Posted: 2/14/2011 4:38 PM ET
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There are three in the series: The Innocent, The Exiled, and The Beloved. The site that you're looking for is FictFact.

Date Posted: 2/14/2011 6:42 PM ET
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The Beloved was also published as The Uncrowned Queen.  She has a new one out - The Dressmaker. I don't believe it's part of a series.

Date Posted: 2/14/2011 11:11 PM ET
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This is the site I like for tracking series & keeping them in order ... http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/

 

Date Posted: 2/15/2011 10:05 AM ET
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Thanks all!  Off to check out the site-and add The Beloved to my wl.

 

Jan

Date Posted: 2/15/2011 10:41 AM ET
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I've heard mixed opinions on this series and haven't decided if I want to read it. I hear the sex in the first one is pretty heavy duty, but don't know about that for sure. I believe the MC is a *love child* of pious old Henry VI surprise

Date Posted: 2/15/2011 12:10 PM ET
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Some Posie Graeme Evans titles are confusing me...

The newest is "The Dressmaker"...which I have. There were some other titles issued in 2009 and I can't figure out if they are abandoned or canceled books or what...

"The Island House"

"Freya Dane"

I saw the following at Wiki:

She is currently engaged on writing two new Novels, "Holy Ground", formerly "Freya Dane" and "The Carfax Bequest". Publication is expected towards the end of 2008.

Then, there is this bit:

I am now writing two more books for Judith, The Carfax Bequest and The Island House (formerly Freya Dane).

So, it sounds as if the "Freya Dane" titles is definitely gone, but I wonder what "The Island House" is about... "The Carfax Bequest" is a title I've only seen mentioned a couple of times, but it doesn't have an assigned ISBN like the others do...Very confusing!

 

I'm so curious to know what is going on with these titles! Anyone know? Were all these titles just possible names for "The Dressmaker"? Do they go to a book she hasn't finished writing yet? Enquiring minds....

Date Posted: 2/15/2011 2:00 PM ET
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I had the same thing happen - I found the third at my local Used Book Store, asked here for recommendations, and had to backtrack, find the first two and read the whole thing.

The main character was interesting, and I think about the plot line from time to time, but I wouldn't say I loved the series.

Date Posted: 2/15/2011 2:42 PM ET
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I agree with Mimi.  I really didn't have a problem with the background of the MC - it's an interesting "what if" and I I think the author indicates it's totally fabricated on her part - but it was more that the series was uneven and some parts were just strange and didn't seem to "go" with the rest of it.  The first half of the first book is a prime example...

Date Posted: 2/16/2011 9:44 AM ET
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See I really like the "what if" plot line-in terms of historical fiction(emphasis on the fiction part) if it's done well and fits in the realm of realism.  Perfect example is "The Virgin Queen's Daughter"-debut last year by Ella March Chase.  Probably my favorite hf of last year. 

I also don't mind the sex part-again if it's done well and doesn't overwhelm the book and plot itself. 

We'll see-I'm waiting for the first one's request to be accepted. 

Date Posted: 2/19/2011 12:43 PM ET
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Her website (slide #4) says that "The Island House" (formerly "Freya Dane", formerly "Holy Ground") is expected to be delivered to the publisher in early 2011, with publication slated for late 2011.

Her website also showed photos from several rural coastal and island locations in Scotland that she said she was using to "research locations" for Island House.  They don't seem to fit well with the plotline I've read for Dressmaker.  Certainly she could have changed plans (she seems to change titles often enough), but I'm thinking they are 2 separate books.  That's just a guess, though -- a number of websites have covers of Dressmaker shown under the title of Island House, so who knows?

Her website said she loved to hear from readers, so I sent an email to ask about Island House and Carfax Bequest-- if I get a response, I'll post.