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Subject: Conor's Way -- Guhrke
Date Posted: 11/30/2009 12:22 PM ET
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Anyone read and like Conor's Way by Laura Lee Guhrke?  I'm considering buying it and was wondering peoples opinions since it's about 15 bucks with shipping.  Thanks!

Date Posted: 11/30/2009 1:01 PM ET
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I certainly liked it, but did not find it to be one of the bestest books evah.

Date Posted: 11/30/2009 4:09 PM ET
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I loved it and have it on my keeper shelf, but I don't know that I'd advise anyone to get it from a reseller for upwards of $20.  The cheapest price for it right now on half.com is $11.94 and I'd say it's worth it - and knowing what I know now, I'd have considered it worth paying $15 for.  One copy though & when that one sells the rest will be back in the $20 range.



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Date Posted: 11/30/2009 6:01 PM ET
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Thanks for the tip Kim.  I think I'm going to get it!

Date Posted: 11/30/2009 8:17 PM ET
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I would, Monica.  It's rare, so you can always resell it later.

Date Posted: 12/3/2009 5:15 PM ET
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I wished I had known it was rare. I had it posted on here for at least a year.  I finally sent it to goodwill because no one wanted it.  Sorry, Monica, I would have let you have it for free.

Date Posted: 12/3/2009 5:23 PM ET
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If it had been posted FIFO, it should have been snapped up.  I have never seen the WL on that particular book below 25-30 wishers and it's at 61 right now.  Copies from Amazon have come down some in price.  I had never seen it for less than $20 there or at half.com & abebooks, and now copies in the $12-$15 range are starting to pop up.

Date Posted: 12/8/2009 11:12 AM ET
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Wow, I put off buying this because it just went out of my train of thought, and when I looked into it today it's $18 on half.com and Amazon.

Date Posted: 12/8/2009 12:21 PM ET
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The cheaper ones probably sold out.  They probably weren't in very good condition though.

Date Posted: 12/9/2009 2:20 PM ET
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http://www.mostlyromance.com/

They have it for $14.50. Also have a deal through google checkout, though I think it's $10 off of $60, which is not that helpful. :-\

Date Posted: 2/14/2010 10:31 AM ET
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I broke down and ordered Conor's Way from Barnes&Noble's used books. Useda gift card I got at Christmas. I think I had rather spend my money on books others have recommended than just buy and hope. Oh, and I saw on Ebay this morning 3 copies of To Dream Again. One of them was a "buy it now" for $3.00. Thought that was a good deal but not sure about the condition.



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Date Posted: 2/14/2010 11:17 AM ET
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It's a big favorite of mine. In fact, I can't get "into" her newer works simply because Conor's Way was such a treat for me. I did pony up the bucks for it on half.com. Around the $8-10 range-but that was several years ago.

Jan

Date Posted: 2/14/2010 8:40 PM ET
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I think if there is one old Guhrke you're going to buy, Conor's Way should be it. I have had To Dream Again on my WL for a long while now, but it's fairly cheap to get it from Amazon or half.com really - you could get a decent copy for around $10, shipping included. I'll probably end up buying one myself. I spent about $30 on out of print Guhrke books, Conor's Way & TDA being the only ones I didn't get, and I passed all of them along to Sherron because none of them were keepers. What's funny though, is that Kathleen from the forum here found a spare copy of Conor's Way at the thrift store & sent it to me, and I wouldn't part with it for the world.

Date Posted: 2/14/2010 8:49 PM ET
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I didn't know it was so rare now. Thank goodness I snapped it up and bought it brand new when it came out and still have it on my bookshelf today.