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Subject: Anne Stuart title suggestions....
Date Posted: 8/20/2010 9:10 PM ET
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Ladies, I'm looking for a new author of historical romance and I've heard good things about Anne Stuart. I've become so irritated with the newer novels that I've decided to go "Old School" back to the 80's and 90's. I would love any suggestions of her books from that period. But...please no titles from the Regency England because I am so sick of that!! It seems like every book written lately is set in that time frame.

I mean, seriously? Does nobody do Scottish, Medievel,  American Western anymore?!?! And what happened to the plots?? The entire book takes place in 2-4 weeks...no way. No way!!

Date Posted: 8/20/2010 9:41 PM ET
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Lord of Danger and Hidden Honor - very good medievals.

Date Posted: 8/20/2010 10:02 PM ET
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Thank you, Willa!! I will definitely look into those!!

Date Posted: 8/20/2010 10:45 PM ET
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THe only Anne Stuart I've read was To Love a Dark Lord which was published in 1994.  I don't remember what time period it was but I liked it enough to keep her other books in my TBR. 

Date Posted: 8/21/2010 9:14 AM ET
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 By Arrangement (Paperback -- not 80's & 90's but a good medieval.  Don't look at Madeline Hunter's newer books.  Also look at By Possession and By Design.

To Love a Dark Lord (An Avon Romantic Treasure) (Paperback)  -- Anne Stuart -- Pretty good but not great, imo.

For epic Americana, try Lavyrle Spencer -- Years or Hummingbird or The Gamble or Twice Loved.

Date Posted: 8/21/2010 9:31 AM ET
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I'm reading A Rose At Midnight right now and so far its EXCELLENT! Oops didn't read your caveat. I just finished Judith James' Libertine's Kiss - its brand new but restoration period and very old school style - it was wonderful imo despite some purple prose. If your looking for American historicals have you checked out Pamela Morsi, Penelope Williamson or Maggie Osborne?

Last Edited on: 8/21/10 9:34 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 8/21/2010 10:04 AM ET
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Totally agree with Margaret. Dorothy Garlock did a series that takes place during 1930's in America. I enjoyed those books, here's link which might help you.

Date Posted: 8/22/2010 12:49 PM ET
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Thank you, ladies for the great suggestions!!

Margaret, I do enjoy Regency but I'm just really burned out on them right now. I will definitely keep your suggestion in mind though!