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Subject: Conard County
Date Posted: 8/4/2011 5:25 PM ET
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Has anyone read this series??  Do all the books connect????

Date Posted: 8/4/2011 6:38 PM ET
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I read the "new" Conard County books, they're called Conard County: The Next Generation.  They all work as stand-alones, but you do have the some of the same characters in the books.  For instance, in one book a woman is on the run from an abusive husband, the guy who helps her introduces her to another guy (the sheriff if I remember correctly) whose wife was also abused.  The sheriff and his wife were a prior book.  Nothing you couldn't pick up and read without having read the prior books.  


Date Posted: 8/4/2011 7:25 PM ET
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I started reading this series way back when it first started.  Great books!

I don't think it's necessary to read them in order.  They are loosely connected but not so much that you'd miss something if you skipped a couple.

Date Posted: 8/4/2011 9:42 PM ET
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I LOVE these books.  I read them automatically without even looking what the story is about.  Rachel Lee is a very good author.  You can read these books out of order and you won't be confused or feel like you walked into the middle.  I started reading these when they first came out. 

Miss Emmeline and the Archangel is still my favorite though.

Date Posted: 8/4/2011 11:13 PM ET
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Mine too Besty. I have the entire series and read them all many times. I read them all in order and felt more connected to the series.

Date Posted: 8/5/2011 9:27 AM ET
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Does anyone know how many of the books were re printed with2 stories per book??  I have the first 2 stories in 1 book, would like to get as many like that as possibleJust what I need another series setting aroung LOL

Date Posted: 8/5/2011 9:55 AM ET
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I enjoy this series too, and I would agree that they can be read as stand alones.  I jumped late into the game i.e., Conard County:  The Next Generation (it took me a while to see what great reading the series romances are), so my answer to your question Bertie is I don't know.  

Date Posted: 8/5/2011 8:15 PM ET
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Here's the list off of Fantastic Fiction:

Conard County
1. Exile's End (1992)
2. Cherokee Thunder (1992)
3. Miss Emmaline and the Archangel (1993)
4. Ironheart (1993)
5. Lost Warriors (1993)
6. Point of No Return (1994)
7. Thunder Mountain (1994)
8. A Question of Justice (1994)
9. A Conrad County Reckoning (1996)
10. Nighthawk (1997)
11. Cowboy Comes Home (1998)
12. The Catch of Conard County (1998)
13. Boots and Badges (1999)
14. Involuntary Daddy (1999)
15. The Dream Marine (2002) (in The Heart's Command)
16. I'll Be Home (2004) (in A Soldier's Christmas)
17. A Soldier for All Seasons (2007) (in Holiday Heroes)
18. A Soldier's Homecoming (2008)
19. Protector Of One (2009)
20. The Unexpected Hero (2009)
21. The Man from Nowhere (2010)
22. The Final Mission (2011)
23. Just a Cowboy (2011)
Destination (omnibus) (1996)

Looks like there are a couple of short stories out there.  The last one listed, Destination (omnibus) is a reprint of the first 2 books, Exile's End and Cherokee Thunder.  I also found a listing for A Conard County Homecoming which books 3 & 4 together.  A Matter of Trust seems to be books 8 & 11

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Date Posted: 8/31/2011 3:25 PM ET
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Bertie W. (bertie0228)  Don't know if you're still looking for these books but there is a complete list for the original series here:


and for the 2nd series here:


These lists also show the isbn, the orignal series # and other stuff you might find helpful if you are trying to track down a specific book.  Just in case...


Date Posted: 9/3/2011 10:30 AM ET
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In my opinion, the original series was much better than the next generation series.