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Subject: Is it just me - Barbara Delensky???
Date Posted: 11/29/2009 7:05 PM ET
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I read two of her books Lake News and an Accidental Woman.   I really enjoyed both of those books.  Then I read a couple more and I realized that I was forcing myself to finish the books.  For some reason I found myself getting bogged down in subsequent books.  She writes long books and sometimes it seems like there's no point to what she is writing.  Does anyone have the same problem with her books?   If not, tell me what books to read that I might like.  I really don't like to give up on authors.



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Date Posted: 11/29/2009 7:21 PM ET
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I've only read a couple of her older books but a lady used to work with me who loved her stuff - she didn't like wimpy women and said Delinsky was one she liked. I think one named Bradford she liked as well.

what types of stories do you like and maybe we can come up with some authors for you?

Date Posted: 11/29/2009 7:28 PM ET
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I have read a couple of BD's books and they were fine novels.  I can't read any more for a long while because, although they are fine novels, they are not full of excitement.  That sort of blandness gets boring. 

Date Posted: 11/29/2009 8:13 PM ET
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Katie,

I haven't read that many of her books either, but  the best one I do remember reading was "Three Wishes". Like Pamela said they are not really very exciting and after a while that can get boring. I have a good friend that has said Delinsky's first novels were her best. I read family tree and it was just ok for me. A lot of people raved about how good it was and I just didn't get all that much out of it. 

Date Posted: 11/29/2009 8:34 PM ET
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for my more 'serious' reads I like Robyn Carr's Grace Valley trilogy and the Virgin River series...since I haven't read Delinsky I'm shooting in the dark but I think of hers as more serious based on w hat my coworker usually l iked to read. eta" maybe some of Debbie Macomber's?



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Date Posted: 11/30/2009 9:42 AM ET
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Susan Wiggs seems to write simular to Delinsky. Her's tend to be long stories though too. Not sure if that is what you are looking for?

Date Posted: 11/30/2009 11:18 AM ET
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Kate:  I've never read a book by Barbara Delinsky, but I sure do think your dog is cute!  :D

Date Posted: 11/30/2009 12:22 PM ET
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for my more 'serious' reads I like Robyn Carr's Grace Valley trilogy and the Virgin River series...

Robyn Carr is one of my favorite authors.  I rarely pre-order books, but I have her latest Virgin River on order at the Book Depository.  I categorize Carr as my "gentle read".  What I like so much about her is how she 1) carries her characters over through the novels, 2) her character development and 3) the side story that makes it an interesting read other than being a love story.  I don't think I have read a Robyn Carr book where I didn't end up crying at least once!

Date Posted: 11/30/2009 12:25 PM ET
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Kate:  I've never read a book by Barbara Delinsky, but I sure do think your dog is cute

I think he's pretty cute myself.  He's a Norwich Terrier and he thinks he's my son.  He was "dognapped" recently and I thought I was going to have a heart attack.  He was out front taking a leak and I left for a minute or two to use the restroom.  When I got back he was GONE!  I looked everywhere and enlisted my neighbors in a search party.  He was gone for 5 hours and then the person who took him dropped him over the back fence (I have a picket fence around my yard) and he came in through the dog door.  He was cold and shaking like a leaf.  He didn't stop shaking for at least an hour.  I have no idea why someone would do that but I can assure you, he is never outside without me these days.

Date Posted: 11/30/2009 1:54 PM ET
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If you like Robyn Carr........have you tried Curtiss Ann Matlock?? She's one of my faves!

Date Posted: 11/30/2009 2:04 PM ET
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If you like Robyn Carr........have you tried Curtiss Ann Matlock?? She's one of my faves!

Thanks for the tip.  I'll give her a try. 

Date Posted: 11/30/2009 2:48 PM ET
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I liked Accidental Woman and Lake News. I also remember liking Flirting With Pete but I read it a few years ago. More recently I read While My Sister Sleeps. This one I would say was more women's fiction than romance but I did like it. It's about a family dealing with realities about themselves when a loved one is in a coma.

Date Posted: 11/30/2009 2:58 PM ET
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I've only read one of her books - Flirting with Pete.   I remember that it took me a while to get into the story, but I did and ended up really liking the book.    But while there is a romance within Flirting with Pete, it's not necessarily the main focus of the story.