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Subject: Book Recomendations
Date Posted: 10/23/2010 10:40 PM ET
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Let me change this to H/H were childhood friends to enemies then to lovers storyline.   Know Any ?



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Date Posted: 10/24/2010 9:58 AM ET
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I can't think of anything off the top of my head but I just wanted to say I LOVED A Place to Call Home.  It's one of my all-time favorites.  Sweet Hush and Charming Grace are other favorites of mine from Deborah Smith.

Date Posted: 10/24/2010 12:49 PM ET
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I agree, A Place to Call Home is my top favorite book too! I've also looked for similar books but  I think that Deborah Smith does this story line the best.

The closest I've come is Remember When by Judith McNaught - while its not as emotionally charged as Ms. Smith's books, I still liked the story. (The characters meet as teenages, go their separate ways then meet again as adults) In fact both books are next to each other on my bookshelf since I usually re-read them together.

Thanks for pointing out The Sweet Gum Tree - I just put in on my wish list!

Good luck finding similar books (and I'll be sure to keep an eye on this topic too)

-Tara :)

Date Posted: 10/24/2010 6:42 PM ET
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I thought of one myself while washing dishes  After the Night by Linda Howard would probably fall under same story line of this book.  Not sure but I've read it and imo it's a good  book.  Just incase anyone's interested.

 

You ladies really need to read The Sweet Gum Tree by Allred if you loved A Place to call Home by Smith.  

IMO I thought Sweet Gum Tree was better.

Date Posted: 10/26/2010 3:55 PM ET
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I also loved A Place to call Home despite the first person narrative. The Sweet Gum Tree is on my wishlist. I also loved After the Night but it has alot more sex in it, which I didn't mind;)

Date Posted: 10/26/2010 6:44 PM ET
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I actually liked On Bear Mountain by Deborah Smith better.

Date Posted: 10/27/2010 10:30 PM ET
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I'm reading A Place to Call Home right now and am loving this book.

Date Posted: 11/5/2010 10:23 PM ET
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Creeker ,

You and I must like the same kinda books........ I think I asked a similar question months ago......LOL

On my keeper shelf

My favorite book.....The Sweet gum tree

After the night

and in my TBR ( which ,I'm digging out now)  A place to call home.

I also recommend , I Promise by Joan Johnston

I'm always looking for that type of emotional book..

I thought of another " No Longer Mine"  by Shiloh Walker



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Date Posted: 11/6/2010 8:17 AM ET
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If you havn't read A Place to Call Home Lisa you need to read it asap, it's as good as TSGT.    

I let her read After the Night, but she didn't like it.  Said Faith and Gray weren't really childhood friends (?).  She's lookin for the childhood friends turn enemies turn lovers type storyline not really the emotional part.  I really don't think The Sweet gum Tree or A Place to Call Home is like that either.  I havn't read them in so long, but I'm pretty sure the H/H never were enemies. I told her I couldn't think of any that I read with a story line like that.    She said the ladies at UBS recommended to her Judith McNaughts contemporaries  Paradise and Perfect  (which I didn't care to much about).   Bet she loves em lol



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Date Posted: 11/6/2010 2:13 PM ET
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Whitehorse by Katherine Sutcliffe?

Date Posted: 11/7/2010 8:22 AM ET
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That book sounds perfect! Thanks Willa :)

Date Posted: 11/7/2010 11:03 AM ET
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Susan E Phillips Ain't She Sweet. Sugar beth was from the right side of the tracks and the hero wasn't. They weren't friends, but it was a good book, to me.

Date Posted: 11/7/2010 7:45 PM ET
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Shades of Twilight - Linda Howard

Date Posted: 11/8/2010 7:00 AM ET
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Oh and also Paradise by Judith McNaught.

Date Posted: 11/8/2010 11:20 AM ET
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The Sweet Gum Tree is probably my all-time favorite book.  I don't normally keep books, but this one I have kept and will probably re-read on a regular basis.

Date Posted: 11/8/2010 2:31 PM ET
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How about this one..?  I forgot all about it

True Blue   by   Luanne Rice  ,  I loved it

It has that childhood friendship  , turned kinda enemys , and then they find their way back to each other.



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