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Subject: American non-western historicals & 1920's romances?
Date Posted: 7/26/2008 3:31 PM ET
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Books along the lines of The End of Innocence.  But that I mean maybe Boston, New York or Philadelphia society type romances. Instead of Civil-war, western or revolution romances? 

Also maybe some set in the 20's? 

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 5:21 PM ET
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I just read one by Elizabeth Lane called On the Wings of Love--it was about a heiress who decides she wants to learn to fly.  She'd felt stifled her whole life since her parents simply expected her to marry well.

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 5:51 PM ET
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I have never read anything from this time period, but I do know that Brenda Joyce's Deadly series takes place in early 1900s in New York City. 

It is different, but I really enjoyed this series.  I've always wanted to read something else similar to this, but haven't found anything.

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 5:57 PM ET
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I'm not sure of the time period, but I think a couple of Jo Goodman's books about the Dennehy sisters took place in New York.  A series of books about  five "bastard " daughters of a NY tycoon and his mistress of 25 years.

Date Posted: 7/27/2008 2:34 PM ET
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OK thanks, I'll look into those.  I guess I'm just tired of the same old time periods.  You know the standard Western Romance, the standard Civil War or Regency.  I've read a couple Dorothy Garlock's that took place in uncommon (for romances) time periods and I enjoyed them.  One was during the Depression and another was around 1900.  I'd love to find some WWI romances. I read a non-romance series taking place in this time period recently and really enjoyed them.

Date Posted: 7/27/2008 3:09 PM ET
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There's a WWII romance by Jill Barnett you might like - Sentimental Journey that I can recommend as something worth a read, and a little off the beaten path.  Here's a link to the AAR review: www.likesbooks.com/cgi-bin/bookReview.pl

I think that review pretty well sums it up for me too.  It's good - there was a lot of it that I really enjoyed, but the end was a little disappointing in that the female characters become less participants in the action, and then they're all about the candle in the window thing:P

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 7:14 AM ET
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