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Subject: Advice on new authors/books
Date Posted: 1/4/2008 4:38 AM ET
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I was wondering what you all thought about time travel romance novels.  I love all kinds of romance, contemporary, historical, Christian, mystery, and time travel.  I have read or am now reading Lynn Kurland, Diana Gabaldon, Geralyn Dawson, Hailey North, Catherine Coulter, Jodi Thomas, Sharon Sala, Linda Lael Miller, Kristin Hannah, and Debbie Macomber.  My question is, I am looking for more time travel books and am having a hard time finding good new authors.  I am hoping someone has a suggestion for me.  Thank you for all suggestions.  :)


~ Jessica


Date Posted: 1/4/2008 7:54 AM ET
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Gabaldon is the best, but I also recommend Karen Marie Moning. 

Date Posted: 1/4/2008 10:53 AM ET
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I usually avoid this sub-genre altogether.  It's like it preys upon the weaknesses of us poor, historical romance loving fools who'd like to transport a few hunky heroes to the present time, or zap ourselves back to when & wherever it is these Mr. Wonderful's are hiding out...:P

That said, I really loved Susan Grant's Once a Pirate.   I picked it up used on a recommendation from The Romance Reader website - I think it's on their 5 Heart Favorites list, or possibly the top 100 list.  The heroine is a fighter pilot who flies into some sort of time/space anomaly type thingy - standard stuff from Grant, or so I hear (never read anything else by her), and she gets transported back in time and taken aboard a "pirate" ship (I think they're more privateers - not that it matters a lot).  Heroine meets hero, he thinks she's somebody else, and then thinks she's crazy, and meanwhile, nature takes it's course...  All in all, it's cute & funny, steamy enough & pretty well written (I didn't constantly get jerked out of the flow of the story by it's unbelievability), and it has a nice swashbuckling movie quality to it - especially the ending.  I don't know that I'll ever read it again, it's hard to say.  But it's been in with my keeper books for over a year now, which says a lot, because I only hang onto things I find in some way unique or exceptional.

Date Posted: 1/4/2008 11:18 AM ET
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I'm not a big time-travel one either.  I  really enjoyed the Parallel books by Diedre Knight. But then only go back in time about 10yrs.  I read a couple Karen Marie Moning Books that were pretty good.

Date Posted: 1/4/2008 1:35 PM ET
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Karen Marie Moning, Janet Chapman has a few, Diana Gabaldon...its hard to find good TT stories.  Most authors are hit and miss.


Date Posted: 1/4/2008 2:08 PM ET
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I know Madeline Baker has a few time-travel's that usually deal with indians or the western genre. Sandra Hill also has a few viking time travels.

Date Posted: 1/4/2008 2:20 PM ET
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I agree with all the authors already mentioned especially Sandra Hill. She has  ones with Vikings and Navy Seals and are always humorous enjoyable reads.

Date Posted: 1/4/2008 3:10 PM ET
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Here's a list from AAR (All about romance) form their special listings...

Time Travel

  • Believe (1998) by Victoria Alexander
  • The Man That Got Away (5/1998) by Harper Allen - HI-468
  • Legacy (1996) by Jeanette Baker
  • Nell (1999) by Jeanette Baker
  • Stargazer (1998) by Laura Baker
  • Under A Prairie Moon (1998) by Madeline Baker
  • Festival (1997) by Victoria Barrett
  • Looking for a Hero (1998) by Patti Berg
  • Wrapped in Wishes (1996) by Olga Bicos
  • Once Upon A Pirate (1995) by Nancy Block
  • A Love through Time (1998) by Terri Brisbin
  • The Changeling Bride (1999) by Lisa Cach
  • George and the Virgin (2002) by Lisa Cach
  • Just in Time (1996) by Marilyn Campbell
  • Out of Time (1997) by Marilyn Campbell
  • Worlds Apart (1994) by Marilyn Campbell
  • The Elsingham Portrait (1980) by Elizabeth Chadwick
  • The Last Highlander (1998) by Claire Cross
  • Everything in Its Time (2000) by Dee Davis
  • A Knight in Shining Armor (1989) by Jude Deveraux
  • Legend (1996) by Jude Deveraux
  • Remembrance (1994) by Jude Deveraux
  • Fire and Rain (1994) by Kathleen Eagle
  • Met by Moonlight (1998) by Rosemary Edghill
  • Destiny series by Suzanne Elizabeth
    • When Destiny Calls (1993)
    • Destined to Love (1994)
    • Destiny Awaits (1995)
    • Destiny's Embrace (1996)
    • Destiny in Disguise(1997)
  • Paradox (5/1993) by Lynn Erickson - HSR-549
  • Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
    • Outlander (1991)
    • Dragonfly in Amber (1992)
    • Voyager (1994)
    • Drums of Autumn (1997)
    • The Fiery Cross (2001)
  • Anything for Love (1997) by Jane Goodger
  • Once a Pirate (2000) by Susan Grant
  • When Lightning Strikes (1994) by Kristen Hannah
  • Enslaved (1996) by Virginia Henley
  • Flashback (5/1993) by Terri Herrington - SS-7
  • Desperado (1997) by Sandra Hill
  • Frankly My Dear (1996) by Sandra Hill
  • Jordan Viking series by Sandra Hill
    • The Reluctant Viking (1994)
    • The Outlaw Viking (1995)
    • The Tarnished Lady (1995)
    • The Bewitched Viking (1999)
  • The Last Viking (1998) by Sandra Hill
  • Sweeter Savage Love (1997) by Sandra Hill
  • Truly, Madly Viking (2000) by Sandra Hill
  • Son of the Morning (1997) by Linda Howard
  • Outsiders (2004) by Melanie Jackson
  • Captive (1996) by Brenda Joyce
  • The Legend MacKinnon (1999) by Donna Kauffman
  • Mariana (1994) by Susanne Kearsley
  • A Slip in Time (1998) by Kathleen Kirkwood
  • Jane's Warlord (2004) by Angela Knight
  • Twice a Hero (1997) by Susan Krinard
  • A Dance Through Time (1996) by Lynn Kurland
  • The Gift of Christmas Past in The Christmas Cat (1996) by Lynn Kurland
  • And the Groom Wore Tulle in Veils of Time (1999) by Lynn Kurland
  • The Very Thought of You (1998) by Lynn Kurland
  • The More I See You (1999) by Lynn Kurland
  • Give Me Tonight (1989) by Lisa Kleypas
  • It Happened One Night (1997) by Leslie LaFoy
  • A Window In Time (1995) by Carolyn Lampman
  • This Time Together (1996) by Susan Leslie Liepitz
  • Until Forever (1995) by Johanna Lindsey
  • Distant Dreams (1998) by Jenny Lykins
  • Echoes of Tomorrow (1997) by Jenny Lykins
  • River of Dreams (1999) by Jenny Lykins
  • Waiting for Yesterday (1997) by Jenny Lykins
  • Courtney's Cowboy (1996) by Susan Macias (Susan Mallery)
  • Dreamcatcher (1996) by Dinah McCall
  • Borrowed Time (3/1995) by Cassie Miles - HAR-574
  • Pirates (1995) by Linda Lael Miller
  • My Outlaw (1997) by Linda Lael Miller
  • Here and Then (8/1992) by Linda Lael Miller - SSE-762
  • There and Now (7/1992) by Linda Lael Miller - SSE-754
  • Kiss of the Highlander by (2001) Karen Marie Moning
  • The Time Traveler's Wife (2003) by Audrey Niffenegger
  • Ashton's Bride (1995) by Judith O'Brien
  • Rhapsody In Time (1994) by Judith O'Brien
  • One Perfect Knight (1998) by Judith O'Brien
  • Once Upon A Rose (1996) by Judith O'Brien
  • A Time For Love (1994) by Constance O'Day-Flannery
  • Anywhere You Are (1999) by Constance O'Day-Flannery
  • Timeless Passion (1986) by Constance O'Day-Flannery
  • Timeswept Lovers (1987) by Constance O'Day-Flannery
  • Deja Vu (7/1990) by Laura Pender - HI-142
  • Timeswept Bride (1995) by Eugenia Riley
  • Waltz in Time (1997) by Eugenia Riley
  • When Night Falls (3/1994) by Jenna Ryan - HI-265
  • The Pirate & His Lady (11/1992) by Margaret St. George - HAR-462
  • The Shore Unknown (1997) by Coral Smith Saxe
  • Awaken My Love (1995) by Robin Schone
  • Miranda's Viking (5/1994) by Maggie Shayne - SIM-568
  • After the Storm (1996) by Susan Sizemore
  • The Autumn Lord (1996) by Susan Sizemore
  • Wings of the Storm (1992) by Susan Sizemore
  • Shades of Rose (1995) by Deb Stover
  • Some Like It Hotter (1997) by Deb Stover
  • A Willing Spirit (1996)- Deb Stover
  • The Right Man (3/1999) by Anne Stuart - HAR-765
  • Forever His (1993) by Shelly Thacker
  • To Say Nothing of the Dog (1998) by Connie Willis

Holy crap, I didn't know there was so many lol.

Date Posted: 1/4/2008 3:11 PM ET
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Thank you, for all the new authors.  I haven't heard of them so this will open me up to a lot of great books. 

Date Posted: 1/4/2008 3:13 PM ET
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Thanks Cindi for that great list.  We must have posted at the same time.  Now let's see if I can copy and paste that post.........

Date Posted: 1/4/2008 3:44 PM ET
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I usually avoid this sub-genre altogether.  It's like it preys upon the weaknesses of us poor, historical romance loving fools who'd like to transport a few hunky heroes to the present time, or zap ourselves back to when & wherever it is these Mr. Wonderful's are hiding out...:  LOL!!! Sooooo true.. I'd pass out if a hunk in breeches and riding boots walked in the door!

A Knight in Shining Armor (1989) by Jude Deveraux  is one of my faves

Subject: question on Linda Lael Miller
Date Posted: 1/4/2008 10:32 PM ET
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Can someone let me know if I like the writing style of Debbie Macomber, Ive heard that I would like Linda Lael Miller,

what are your thoughts?