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Subject: Continuing series
Date Posted: 11/1/2014 12:06 PM ET
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Hello,

 

I am so enjoying Patrick Taylor's 'Country Life" series and am on the next to last book.

 

I am looking for suggestions for other authors who have similar series.  I have read the James Herriot books.

 

Thank you.

 

B

Date Posted: 11/1/2014 1:52 PM ET
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Rebecca Shaw has a series about a small village in England with wonderful characters and interesting drama, the Barleybridge series.

I also enjoyed this author's other series but I can't think of the name of the series.  Check her out on Fantastic Fiction web site. 

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk

 



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Subject: Thank you!
Date Posted: 11/4/2014 10:46 AM ET
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Seems to be just what I am looking for.

 

B

Date Posted: 11/4/2014 12:05 PM ET
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There is an old series by Flora Thompson. I think all 3 books in the series are gathered in a single volume Lark Rise to Candleford.



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Subject: Thank you!
Date Posted: 11/4/2014 12:51 PM ET
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Saw the BBC production  times and have the books.  Good suggestion.

 

B

Date Posted: 11/17/2014 1:43 AM ET
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the Plantation series by Gwen Bristow

Subject: Series
Date Posted: 11/19/2014 11:08 PM ET
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Barbara K., I love the Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith.  The setting is Botswana.  The mysteries are are more about helping people solve their problems.  The characters will become your friends.  There are now 15 titles in the series.  The most recent came out last month.  Comfort reading at its best!

 

Mary

Date Posted: 2/8/2015 3:21 PM ET
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Sara Donati has a series you might like. Book 1 is titled Into the Wilderness.

Date Posted: 2/26/2015 1:40 PM ET
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The one that immediately comes to my mind is Miss Read.  She wrote two series set in small English villages...Thrush Green and Fairacre.  Those are books that definitely stay on my "keeper" pile.


 

Date Posted: 3/16/2015 7:16 PM ET
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I found Miss Read is as boring as a wet paper towel.  I yawned halfway through Thrush Green, and wall banged it.

I recommend the Father Tim series by Jan Karon.  Start with At Home In Mitford.  Wonderful country stories set a rural small town.