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Subject: Any others like this??
Date Posted: 5/1/2009 8:37 AM ET
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I'm nearing the end of my quest to read all of Julia Quinn's books. While Minx was my favorite single book, the two Wyndham books are my favorite "plot device" or theme or whatever you call that.  The parallel stories in the two books was fascinating.  I didn't realize that was how they were written until I started the second one.  Do you know of any others in this genre that are written that way? 

Date Posted: 5/1/2009 11:55 AM ET
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I know of at least two others - one is Jude Deveraux Twin of Fire and Twin of Ice take place at the same time, from each twin's POV. Also Jo Goodman's Compass Club series takes place around the same time - each of the 4 hero/friends' stories. All I Ever Needed, Everything I Ever Wanted, Beyond a Wicked Kiss, and Let Me Be The One - so you get events from each book in the other books, from the other hero's POV.

Date Posted: 5/1/2009 12:20 PM ET
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I've read other series books that do this - run events concurrently - but nothing as detailed as those two.  I'm thinking some of Quinn's Bridegerton books are timed concurrently, but that could be wrong.  It's been a long time since I've read them and I've read lots of similarly long-running series from other authors - Jo Beverley's Malloren & Company of Rogues series, Stephanie Laurens' Cynster & Bastion Club books, Mary Jo Putney's Fallen Angels series, a couple of Jo Goodman's series  - and it's not unheard of for some of the stories to run concurrently.  Again though, I haven't read anything quite as detailed as the Wyndham books myself.

Date Posted: 5/1/2009 12:44 PM ET
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Thanks so much for the suggestions.  I have added some of these to my RL.   I loved the Wyndhams.  I am an engineer, so the orderly, sequential side of my brain really wished that I had read the books concurrently, so I could see both POV's at the same time (like the movie Vantage Point).  Since I didn't get to do it with the Wyndhams, I'm looking for something else that I can read like that.

Thanks again!

P.S.  Kim, I requested off your bookshelf and sent you a PM about another. 



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Date Posted: 5/1/2009 2:39 PM ET
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If you enjoyed that, I bet you will really like the Goodmans.  As Kim mentioned, there's some overlap in Jo Beverley's Rogues - a scene in Forbidden becomes quite different when viewed in Dangerous Joy.

I enjoy that sort of thing too, keep meaning to read the Deveraux books.

Date Posted: 5/1/2009 3:16 PM ET
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There is a version posted of the Deveraux's that has both books in one volume... built in 2-for-1! 

Date Posted: 5/1/2009 3:48 PM ET
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Oh, coincidentally enough it looks like the book I just started, Vampires are Forever, overlaps with the next book, Vampire, Interrupted. Not sure yet if there'll be any same scenes from different points of view though.

Date Posted: 5/2/2009 1:31 AM ET
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I recommend the Goodmans, too, and Jo Bev's earlier Company of Rogues books, taking place all around the same time but I think she did a much better job than Quinn with it,  giving different views and very little repitition of scenes, if at all.