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Subject: Books you are dying to read but can't get your hands on...
Date Posted: 12/16/2009 6:07 PM ET
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I am dying to read the out of print Mary Balogh Signet Regency books. I understand she is reprinting a bunch of them over the next 2 years so I'm excited. However Dancing with Clara, Tempting Harriet, Courting Julia... I can not get my hands on these unless I want to spend upwards of 20ish dollars.

So what are you dying to read but can't get your hands on?

BTW: Judith Ivory/Cuevas' Dance and Bliss also fell into this category for me until I recently found them reasonably priced and purchased them.



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Date Posted: 12/16/2009 8:24 PM ET
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Poor Splendid Wings by Patricia Veryan (her only World War II romance). And nope, not spending upwards of $80 on it to get it.

Date Posted: 12/16/2009 8:37 PM ET
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Date Posted: 12/16/2009 9:18 PM ET
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The Windflower by Laura London.  Although I confess to not doing any research on like Ebay or anywhere to buy it used.

Comanche Magic and Indigo Blue by Catherine Anderson-both are being reissued soon-yay! she's one of my favorites.

Date Posted: 12/16/2009 10:47 PM ET
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I second the recommendation for interlibrary loan. I haven't had to use it in many years, though, because my library system is SO GOOD. :)

Date Posted: 12/16/2009 10:49 PM ET
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I've got all the early Breeds series by Lora Leigh except:

Elizabeth's Wolf (on my WL since 1/7/08 - 34 of 368)
Wolf's Hope (in Primal Heat antho) (on my WL since 12/6/09 - 238 of 242) - I read but didn't keep
Jacob's Faith (on my WL since 1/7/08 - 36 of 333)
Aiden's Charity (on my WL since 1/7/08 - 21 of 326)

LL is the only author I keep on auto request all the time.

Colleen

Date Posted: 12/16/2009 11:43 PM ET
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Indigo Blue and The Windflower were both books that I lucked into copies of at my local thrift store for 20 cents.  I still can't get over finding them there:P  They were old, beaten up copies, just barely hanging together enough to read, but at least I got to read them without spending a small fortune.  I had the three Mary Balogh books Margaret mentioned, read & already passed on to someone else.  They were pretty good but not the Holy Grail or anything.  I have Bliss and Sherron loaned me Dance, so I got to read both, I've had & passed along 2 copies of Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth, and my latest big aquisition was Conor's Way by Laura Lee Guhrke, which is on my keeper shelf.  Other rare ones I'm still holding out for are Alexa by Maggie Osborne, Her Ladyship's Companion by Joanna Bourne (in the #1 spot for that one), To Dream Again by Laura Lee Guhrke (my last unread Guhrke book), Forever My Love, Give Me Tonight, and Where Passion Leads by Lisa Kleypas, and Lady of Fortune by Mary Jo Putney.

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 9:48 AM ET
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The Windflower is one of mine also and then Wind and the Sea by Marsha Canham - Stormfire by Christine Monson was one until I recently lucked out and found it in a box lot on ebay.

Subject: another thumbs up for the inter-library loan
Date Posted: 12/17/2009 10:13 AM ET
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The inter-library loan is also how I've been able to read PSW.  It's worth the hunt.  Different era for Patricia but the writing quality and character development are still there.  Not too many lol moments(given the time period) that's not a surprise. 

Daughter of Fortune by Carla Kelly was on this list for me forever.  Then one day, it was at my UBS.  I practically danced out of the store. 

 

Ok, that's like the 6th time in a week that someone has mentioned Judith Ivory.  I'm really gonna have to look her up....

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 11:08 AM ET
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I would love to read the MacFadden and Guinivere Jones series from Jayne Ann Krentz but unless they are reissued I won't be seeing them.

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 11:40 AM ET
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What's the MacFadden and Guinivere Jones books? I'm familiar with JAK but must've missed those books big time!

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 1:59 PM ET
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The Wind and the Sea by Marsha Canham is the one I can't get a hold of.  My library looked at me crosseyed when I asked how long it would take to get a copy from them, LOL.

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 2:00 PM ET
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The Guinivere Jones books are a series of 4 books featuring the same herione and hero as they solve mysteries. They were published in 1986.  The MacFaddens are 6 books with the same family.  They were published in 1979.  The books have never been reprinted or reissued and go for big bucks on ebay and Amazon. 



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Date Posted: 12/17/2009 3:59 PM ET
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I'm glad I read this thread because I have one of the Guinevere Jones books that I bought for 25 cents.  The copy I have is in very good condition and doesn't even look read.  I'm going to have to see which one in the series because I didnt' even know it was part of a series.  I just saw that it looked like an older book by Krentz when I bought it.

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 4:19 PM ET
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Colleen - today is your lucky day.  Look for a PM.  ;-)

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 4:23 PM ET
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I'll have to look for those Krentz books..she's one of the first romance authors I ever bought..her and Nora Roberts then SEP. figures I missed something!

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 5:38 PM ET
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I am really wanting Conor's Way by Laura Lee Guhrke and Her Ladyship's Companion by Joanna Bourne.

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 6:36 PM ET
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I can't think of any book that's out of my price range that I want to read.  I haven't even heard of most of the books already mentioned.

Date Posted: 12/18/2009 11:31 AM ET
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I would love to find Zynnia by Jayne Castle (aks JAK and Amanda Quick). I'ts on my WL here.  I found Amaryllis easily and Orchid. Of course once again I have not taken the time to see how much it is on Ebay or any other place. 

I just put them on my WL here and hope I get lucky.  I have about 800 TBR books though.  If I didn't have those I'd probably put more effort into finding the some of the others. 

Date Posted: 12/18/2009 11:50 AM ET
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Mary, I have Zinnia somewhere in my TBR pile.  I will make a note somehow to ask you if you want it when I am done reading it.

Date Posted: 12/18/2009 12:18 PM ET
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I have a number of Carla Kelly's books on my WL that I'd love to find.  I've tried eBay but I refuse to pay the ridiculous prices for them.   I'd also love the Guinevere Jones books.  I have had some luck at a small UBS in Lexington finding HTF books, so I might print out this thread and take it with me and see if I can find some of these there. 

Date Posted: 12/18/2009 12:44 PM ET
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I have Zinnia too, its been on my TBR for years! I really need to read that series, starting in the new year.

Date Posted: 12/18/2009 12:48 PM ET
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It's best (but not necessary) to read Jayne Castle's "flower" books in order, only because the latter two mention characters from the previous ones.  I have all of them on my keeper shelf.   

Date Posted: 12/18/2009 12:59 PM ET
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I gave up on Guinevere Jones & McFadden's because other than it being really cool to have them, I didn't think they'd be of much practical use to me.  Even if I liked them, I'd then be stuck holding something that cost me too much to share with someone else (which is half the fun, IMO), and I'd have that horrendous "owned by my stuff" feeling I had when I was hoarding other collectible books I wasn't reading & didn't need:P  I have gotten rid of everything but the books I love & will read again, and it was one of the most liberating experiences I've had in recent years:P

Date Posted: 12/18/2009 7:05 PM ET
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Kim that's why I haven't gone out of my way to find some of these books. I figure eventually I'll get them through here.  I just figured I'd hang on to the other 2 flower books until I got a copy of Zinnia.  If it's going pretty cheap I might just go ahead and  order it somewhere. Although I noticed on one version on my WL 3 copies were posted last week.

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