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Subject: I need a Beautiful Sweet Romance..pleaseeeee share one
Date Posted: 4/27/2007 6:07 PM ET
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I am so not finding a book to read that I find myself lost in..it's like where are the authors of really wonderful romances gone?

I don't care at this point if it's Historical or Contemporary..just a beautiful story,

ANYONE? (no I'm not shouting ..I'm just being lazy to  use 'features' :) 

Date Posted: 4/27/2007 6:16 PM ET
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You can try "Sam's Letters to Jennifer" or "Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas" by James Patterson...very sweet stories, although you do tear up a little bit:)
Date Posted: 4/27/2007 6:33 PM ET
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I think Catherine Anderson's books are all sweet and get-lostable.  The James Patterson's are lovely too, but I've gotten to where I can't read him -- a few tears doesn't cover what I do!  Julie Garwood maybe too. 
Date Posted: 4/27/2007 6:56 PM ET
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I'll check them out!

I just got an e.news from Jenna Kernan about her latest release..sounds nice for those who like AMerican old West Historicals

HIGH PLAINS BRIDE
Harlequin Historicals
May 2007

Desperate to rescue her daughter, captured by Sioux, Sarah West tracks down her last hope—the man who left her behind. Thomas thinks Sarah betrayed him by marrying his brother, but he is about to learn that nothing is what it seems.

Can they save their child—and their love?

 

Date Posted: 4/27/2007 7:46 PM ET
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Roselin, your always giving me great book suggestions, so it's going to be hard for me to suggest anything that you haven't already read. I can only think of one book that had one of the sweetest love stories in it, only it was not a romance book but an Autobiography. It was called " My Sergei" and i am not sure if that is the exact spelling of the name, sorry, maybe someone else knows the book i am talking about? It was written by the figure skater Ekaterina Gordeeva about her husband and ice skating partner who died suddenly of a heart attack during practice. It's one of the sweetest love stories i have ever read, she talks about how they gradually went from partners on the ice, to close friends, to falling in love. Books rarely make me cry but this one did. EVERYONE should have a love like those two did!!!



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Date Posted: 4/27/2007 7:55 PM ET
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Outlander is the best I've ever read out of all romances.

Also, a Knight in Shining Armor is one of the "sweetest" romances I've ever read. It's time travel, so there's some historical, some contemporary in it.

However, I don't necessarily like "sweet." Intense is more my style.

Thunder and Roses (Putney) was also great, as was It happened one Autum (more in the "sweet" category). Both historical.



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Date Posted: 4/27/2007 10:49 PM ET
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Second on the Catherine Anderson, I always find her stuff "sweet".  Pamela Morsi also has some good ones.  Simple Jess is a fav of mine.  

Some of Sandra's Browns older books are also good.  In a Class by Itself, Tempest In Eden.  There are two others who's titles escape me right now.  One has to Promises in the Title and the other is about a set of brothers - The heroine is set to marry the one brother (the good one) and the other (the bad one) loves her.  The good brother dies.  Sorry for the memory loss.

Date Posted: 4/28/2007 7:22 AM ET
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One of my favorite Catherine Anderson books is "Always in my Heart". I have read quite a few of hers, but that one sticks in my mind the most...I couldn't put it down:)
Date Posted: 4/28/2007 9:52 AM ET
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Julie Garwood has some great ones as does Jude Deveraux. 

Sherri

 

2 for 1 on all my SERIES romance - just PM me!

Date Posted: 4/28/2007 11:13 AM ET
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You might also try Deborah Smith.   Stone Flower Garden and On Bear Mountain are two of my favorites. 
Date Posted: 4/28/2007 1:39 PM ET
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Thast would be LED ASTRAY..and you're right it was a really nice book !!

Okay I've never encountered ON BEAR MOUNTAIN so I'll definitely check that one out!..thanks 

Date Posted: 4/28/2007 2:59 PM ET
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Yes thanks for the title update, it was Led Astray.

The other is Tomorrow's Promise. 

Another sweet Brown is Above and Beyond   

Date Posted: 4/28/2007 3:34 PM ET
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Well it's not a romance per sey but The Five People You Meet in Heaven is very good.
Date Posted: 4/28/2007 6:31 PM ET
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Do you think On Bear Mountain is out of print ... can't find it anywhere ?
Date Posted: 4/28/2007 6:31 PM ET
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I've only read one Catherine Anderson, but yup -- it was sweet!

LaVyrle Spencer is my old "sweet" standby, especially her early and middle-years stuff.  The Gamble, Morning Glory, The Endearment -- good stuff!

(But um, I was not at all pleased with the ending of Deveraux's Knight in Shining Armor.  Not exactly what I'm looking for in a happily ever after, just to warn you.)

Date Posted: 4/29/2007 10:49 AM ET
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I've heard about the Knight in Shinig Armor ending lol..I think I'll stay away from it!

Maybe that would account for the fact I've never heard on ON BEAR MOUNTAIN...hope I find a copy :)

Spencer is great! I agree..my all time fav of hers is YEARS but i do like MG, too.

Morsi's older stuff is reallyyyyy nice..Love her Simple Jess  

Date Posted: 4/29/2007 6:58 PM ET
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I've heard about the Knight in Shinig Armor ending lol..I think I'll stay away from it!

I read that book so long ago I forget what the ending is.  I guess I am going to have to read it again to remember.   Or maybe next time I am at the USB I will read through the last chapter..... 

Date Posted: 4/29/2007 10:45 PM ET
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When I read A Summer to Remember by Mary Balogh, I got so lost that I could feel the sunshine and smell the flowers!
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Date Posted: 4/30/2007 9:48 PM ET
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Anything by Betty Neels.  Sweet, innocent, and wierdly even though they are all somewhat alike they grow on you.  My dauts. and I got hooked and have now almost collected all 142.  There are some that are better than others.  My favorite is Roses have Thorns.    My least favorite is The LIttle Dragon so avoid that one.

Also one of my all time sweet touching story favorites. Sweet Memories by LaVyrle Spencer.

Date Posted: 5/1/2007 6:17 AM ET
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Hi mary!

I never  came across that Spencer book  before! I'll defintely have to check it out and get me a copy.. 

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Date Posted: 5/1/2007 9:23 AM ET
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Hi Roselin!

Yep, it's really good and since my hubby was Air Force, It stuck with me. (The hero is the gal's brother's Air Force buddy)  I really liked the relationship between the brother and sister, too.  And how the brother carefully prepared the guy to be sympathic and admiring of his sister before he ever met her.  Great book, I looked through my stacks and don't have it anymore.  Dang it!  I'm in the mood for that kind of read right now!

Life has been throwing curves lately and I'm tired of ducking!  Just want to find a real good weeper so I have an excuse to let the tears rip.  I don't remember crying much with the above book, but it definately was full of emotion.

If you like American Historicals, two authors I think write really lovely emotional stories are Rae Muir and Jodi Thomas.  They are all older titles and if you can't find them, let me know.  I'd lend you mine!  Blessings,  Mary

Date Posted: 5/1/2007 9:30 AM ET
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I'm ordering that book!!! I think we have about the same 'taste' in reading...

Yes JT is fabulous! I've read most of her American historicals...

Rae Muir  doen't ring a bell..I'll have to investigate b:) 

Date Posted: 5/2/2007 1:01 PM ET
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Roselin, you might try some of the "older" (as in from years ago) classic historical romance authors: Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, Anya Seton, Kathleen Winsor to name a few.  Talk about good!  they have everything, good characters and a plot and most are sizeable, you can "lose" yourself for a good long while.

My absolute favorite is Seton's Katherine or is it Winsor's Forever Amber, or . . . . ha you get the idea!! You can read these things over and over, they are an investment.

Margaret

Date Posted: 5/2/2007 2:52 PM ET
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which books is the air force one? years? I've lost track of the posts...

I found out I have a catherine anderson romance in my tbr pile - my sunshine I think it's called.

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Date Posted: 5/2/2007 5:46 PM ET
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The one with the hero and gal's  brother are airman is Sweet Memories by laVylre Spencer.  Not sure of the year.  Early 90's I think. There are several on the site.
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