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Subject: need some book suggestions to fit challenge I'm doing
Date Posted: 6/29/2009 11:39 PM ET
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I'm doing the new  summer challenge on romantictimes.com (totally for fun and trying to get through my huge tbr if I can find a book suitable for the 15 challenges) I'm pulling books/getting ideas and think I have some in mind for most of the 15 or can dig through mt tbr and find them easily but hoping for some good suggestions since some of these sound historical and I'm sitll newish to that section though I have a bunch glommed and probably have some that will work

A sports themed romance (already read See Jane Score and the baseball ones by Angell and I think most of the hockey ones by Martin...hmm might find one of those I haven't read yet but any good ones??

book set in colonial america or revolutionary war - I know there was some discussion last year about an author who wrote during this time period and I think I have her books somewhere but can't remember who it was..shorter the better 'cause this isn't my favorite time period!  heck didn't know they wrote romances from this period...

title/theme reminds you of a fairy tale

arranged marriage/marriage of convenience - too bad I read the georgette heyer book last week.sigh..woul've been perfect

hero or heroine has an unusual job

Date Posted: 6/29/2009 11:52 PM ET
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A sports themed romance  - HARD AND FAST by Erin McCarthy. I am not a big contemp reader and i still LOVED this one.

book set in colonial america or revolutionary war - THE RAIDER by Jude Montgomery for funny and light, RIDE THE FIRE by Pamela Clare for meaty old skool

title/theme reminds you of a fairy tale - TAPESTRY by Karen Ranney, NEVER CALL IT LOVING by Gail Link (Restoration Eng;land), A ROSE IN WINTER by Kathleen Woodiwiss

arranged marriage/marriage of convenience - RULES OF SEDUCTION by Madeline Hunter

hero or heroine has an unusual job - WILD OATS by Pamela Morsi (mortician)

Date Posted: 6/29/2009 11:56 PM ET
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Sports Themed-- Susan Elizabeth Phillips has many sports themed books. She writes about a fictional football team called the Stars (her books are to die for! I just finished "Nobody's Baby but mine"

 

She also has a revolutionary one called "Imagine this" that first got me into her writing

Date Posted: 6/30/2009 12:08 AM ET
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hmm funny and light sounds good but I just found 'ride the fire' on the shelf! sigh..maybe it'll be good too! I think I have Imagine This as well - din't know it was revolutionary war though and no idea where I put the book :-(

I'm pretty s ure I have Rules of Seduction and maybe Tapestry but of course both are hiding somewhere or other..I know I have the Woodiwiss book somewhere

I didn't think 'bout car racing as a sport..I have the first in that mccarthy series..fogot the title but it's in the car...that's the same sport right? good excuse to finally read it!

thanks for the ideas!

eta": n ot sure if Wild Oats is one I bought at ubs the other day but gonna check 'cause I really enjoyed simple jess enough to get some of her other stuff...



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For the arrange marriage one, I would suggest Mail Order Groom by Sandra Chastain.

For the theme that reminds you of a fairy tale, I would recommend Enchanting the Lady by Kathryne Kennedy, which is first in a series.

Date Posted: 6/30/2009 12:43 AM ET
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quilt,

FLAT OUT SEXY is the title of the first Erin McCarthy bk

Date Posted: 6/30/2009 12:48 AM ET
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thanks! I couldn't remember the title!

my library has Enchanting the Lady but have to get it sent over from another branch..no hurry though. Mail Order groom sounds good..

The Raider is Jude Deveraux right? I just read one of her books and really enjoyed it(Knight in Shining Armor) so I'll probably order this one and Wild Oats..can't resist Pamela Morsi...poste in the 'is this book on your bookshelf' thread to see if anyone here has them first...

Date Posted: 6/30/2009 10:44 AM ET
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book set in colonial america or revolutionary war = Pamela Clare has some.  Also Midwife of the Blue Ridge is a good one!

title/theme reminds you of a fairy tale = Heart of the Dragon by Gena Showalter

unusual jobs = No Words Alone (Autumn Dawn) translator, True Valor (Dee Henderson) hero is an Air Force pararescue jumper

 

Date Posted: 6/30/2009 11:02 AM ET
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Seconding Enchanting the Lady, a fun light read IMO.

H/h has an unusual job: a lot of Elizabeth Lowell books feature heroines in unusual jobs--Outlaw the heroine is an archaelogist, Warrior  a wildlife biologist, Remember Summer  an equestrian rider training for the Olympics (which could double as a sport related read).  And of course her jewel specialist series which begins with Amber Beach.

 

Date Posted: 6/30/2009 12:39 PM ET
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For the fairy tale title/theme, Judith Ivory has two books that fit, "Beast" and "Sleeping Beauty." "Beast" also features an arranged marriage for the H/H, so you could double-dip for that challenge. And I second "A Rose in Winter," which has a beauty and the beast theme. The first romance book I ever read (back in high school) and still a favorite on my keeper shelf.
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I'm intrigued by Susan Elizabeth Phillip's football themed books. Does anyone have a list of them, and should they be read in any particular order?
Date Posted: 6/30/2009 12:57 PM ET
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Here are the Susan Elizabeth Books in their football order (One or two of them are relatives/friends of the Chicago Stars. Don't count those out because all her men are rugged or sportz. I super love Sep and these books =^)

IT HAD TO BE YOU
(Chicago Stars Book #1)

HEAVEN, TEXAS
(Chicago Stars Book #2)

NOBODY'S BABY BUT MINE
(Chicago Stars Book #3)

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM
(Chicago Stars Book #4)


THIS HEART OF MINE
(Chicago Stars Book #5)

MATCH ME IF YOU CAN
(Chicago Stars Book #6)

NATURAL BORN CHARMER
(Chicago Stars Book #7)

NOBODY'S BABY BUT MINE and THIS HEART OF MINE
(Chicago Stars Books #3 and #5 under one cover)



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Thanks, Phyllis! Putting them on my Reminder List right now. I'm a football fanatic, so to be able blend two loves together......football & romance books.....I'm excited!
Date Posted: 6/30/2009 2:03 PM ET
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Sports related theme - I second the recommendation for Flat Out Sexy by Erin McCarthy.  The hero is a NASCAR driver.

Fairy tale title - Fairyville by Emma Holly, Stardust of Yesterday,  by Lynn Kurland, The Magical Christmas Cat (Anthology) by Lora Leigh, Erin McCarthy, Nalini SIngh and Linda Winstead Jones.

Arranged Marriage/Marriage of Convenience - The Borrowed Bride by Elizabeth Lane (a Harlequin Historical from Nov. 2008), An Independant Woman by Candace Camp.

Unusual Occupations -White Heat by Jill Shalvis - the heroine is a bush pilot and the hero is a fireman/forest fire fighter.  The heroine in Virgin River by Robyn  Carr is a midwife (not to unusual but it may qualify) and while this one is unusual it is fairly common for a paranormal - Sieze the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon - the heroine is a vampire slayer.

 

 

 



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thanks!

Date Posted: 6/30/2009 4:25 PM ET
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For the fairy tale category Donna Kauffman has some contemporaries: The Cinderella Rules, Sleeping With Beauty, Dear Prince Charming, Not So Snow White  and The Big Bad Wolf Tells All.

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arranged marriage/paper marriage  try Diana Palmer  -lawless

Date Posted: 6/30/2009 9:13 PM ET
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Revolutionary War romance: The Beloved One by Danelle Harmon

Fairy Tale category: (okay this is a young adult fantasy novel but I think it's also an awesome romance--just not in the traditional sense): The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley

Date Posted: 6/30/2009 9:27 PM ET
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wow ya'll are good with the fairy tale challenge! The only thing I could think of were those sleeping beauty ones by anne rice and just wasn't up to those LOL!