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Subject: I've got credits--willing to spend
Date Posted: 8/7/2007 9:33 PM ET
Member Since: 7/25/2005
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CREDITS SPENT!

I like romances and biographies I'm not particularly looking for a deal.  What I'm looking for is for you to tell me why I should spend one of my credits on a book on your shelf.

"Sell it to me".  What have you got that maybe I haven't read yet.  What book really moved you and why?

I'll check back tomorrow and will pick *at least* one book then. 



Last Edited on: 8/8/07 11:42 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/7/2007 10:27 PM ET
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Hi Ani,

I to love a good romance novel.  Something that gives me chills, maybe even make me cry.  Lately, that has been what I have been reading but I also love Horror or suspence novels. 

I have 3 romance novels that where just breath taking and ohhhh soooo goood!!!!  The first, which the one I just finished and first that I have ever read of this author is Sandra Brown's Honor Bound.  This story is so well written and captivating that I literally felt exsactly what the charactor felt the entire time.  This book I read in a full day...it was just that good...I just couldn't put it down. And it isn't like I have nothing better to do then spend hrs reading a book...The book just swept me in and I had to read it til the very end...which by the time I closed the last page was past midnight.  My husband feeling neglected was not to happy at all...heheh!!

2nd, The Highway Man by Katherine O'Neil.  This book was so dif. from what I exspected. Usually when I read a book I know exsactly where I am headed and it is a little dishearting when you find you know exsactly what is going to happen ...and it does, but this book had so many twists and turns that it impossible to even tell what will happen next.  This had to be one of my favorite novels I have ever read and the passion between the couple is just sizziling!!

3rd, Kiss Me Quick by Margaret Moore.   I read this book months and months ago but will never forget it bc I have a great love for Historica romance novels. It was very prettily written and very colorful and unusual in its storyline.  I loved the fact that in this story the female was upfront with her feelings and didn't runaway like most woman do when fast with a problem. She is very head strong and didn't care about embarrising her self but getting a answer to her questions.  Very good and ingaging novel!!

Here are just a few of some of the novels I have on my self.  Feel free to look around. And I hope your able to find something you just have to have. :)

 

Misty

Date Posted: 8/7/2007 11:34 PM ET
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Ani, I love romance, too :)

If you haven't read Susan Elizabeth Phillips, I highly recommend her--her writing is often touching as well as funny, good characterizations, excellent storytelling, oh-so-satisfying romance.  I only have Fancy Pants on my shelf right now--a very good one of hers, but one of my other SEP favorites is Ain't She Sweet.  (Coincidentally, Fancy Pants was the first book I ever requested from PBS, and I finally liberated it from my TBR pile :))

A fairly new discovery for me is Leslie Kelly--her romances are also funny, sweet, and hot.  I only have her Asking for Trouble on my shelf, which is from her series set in a little town called Trouble ;)  I'm a sucker for interrelated small town or big family stories, so this also appealed to me.

Speaking of large families, if you haven't already read Nora Roberts' MacGregors series, I have several of those posted--Nora Roberts has a gift.  I've read many of her books and with how many she's written, I keep expecting them to turn formulaic, but she keeps surprising me with another moving story.

An unusual romance I recently read was Back in Baby's Arms by Tina Wainscott.  An excellent hero, and a heroine who finds her spunk and truly grows into her own over the course of the book.

Finally, if you enjoy interconnected stories, I have almost the entire Hotel Marchand Harlequin continuity series, and although you don't need a deal, I'd love to offer one if you find anything interesting.  It's what I love about PBS, connecting with other book lovers and being able to share those books :)

Hope you find some new good reads, whether on my shelf or another member's!  Happy browsing!

Date Posted: 8/7/2007 11:36 PM ET
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Ani, here's one of those sprawling family sagas that may suit your yen for a romance: Cousins by Rona Jaffe.  It follows the ups and downs of several affluent cousins who spent time together as children but as adults have had life take them in different directions.  There's definitely romance involved -- some successful, some not so successful.  Jaffe is a very engaging writer and I found this book extremely enjoyable and escapist at the same time.  Hope you find something you'll enjoy!



Last Edited on: 8/7/07 11:37 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/7/2007 11:57 PM ET
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Hi,

I have been enjoying the "Slightly _________" series by Mary Balough.  I have two books on my shelf from the series, "Slightly Dangerous" and "Slightly Married".  The heroines in both are strong and somewhat unconventional and you get both the female and male perspectives.  Slightly Dangerous has a lot of humor due to the fact that the heroine is the sort of person who things happen to which are often funny.  I would send both for one credit if you wished.

Also, "The Gamble" by Joan Wolf was a fun read.  The heroine's father was a blackmailer and had been blackmailing several men.  When he dies, there is no money left and the oldest finds the blackmail information and decides to blackmail one of the men into giving her a season in London so that she can find a husband in order to support her family. 

Happy Reading, to whoever and whatever you choose :  )

Date Posted: 8/8/2007 12:05 AM ET
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One other thought, Ani--if you haven't already, pop in and check the Romance Discussion board.  I've gotten lots of great recommendations from the "Latest Reads" thread, and a few other specific genre threads.  Always new books to add to the ever burgeoning reminder list...

Date Posted: 8/8/2007 12:56 AM ET
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Hi Ani,

I love romance too. I have few books you might also find interesting.

1.  "A Good Yarn" by Debbie Macomber -  This is a knitting themed romance with an actual sock pattern included! It is a heartwarming story about a group of women who meet and form friendships at a knitting shop in downtown Seattle. They help each other deal with life's struggles while learning how to knit socks at the knitting store on Blossom street.

2. " The Summerhouse" by Jude Deveraux  - Three best friends, all with the same birthday, are about to turn forty. Celebrating this turning point at a summerhouse in Maine, Leslie Headrick, Madison Appleby, and Ellie Abbott are taking stock of their lives, their loves, and their choices. But none of them expects the gift that awaits the trio at the summerhouse: the chance for each of them to turn their "what-might-have-beens" into reality...when a mysterious "Madame Zoya" allows them to relive any three weeks from their pasts. Will the road not taken prove a better path? Each woman will have to decide for herself as she follows the dream that got away....

3. "Under the Boardwalk" by Linda Howard, Geralyn Dawson, Jillian Hunter, Miranda Jarrett, & Mariah Stewart - A romance anthology from some of the best romance authors today.   Linda Howard lures a sheriff into a scorching murder mystery -- and into the arms of a lover from the heart of the South: the wet and wild bayou. Geralyn Dawson traces a precious heirloom -- and heats up a past marriage -- on a a secluded Texas island. Jillian Hunter sparks romance off the English coast, when a London beauty in distress is rescued by the very man who could ruin her reputation. Miranda Jarrett ships a rogue pirate back to shore to rekindle a summertime romance. But did his sweetheart wait for him? Mariah Stewart crosses a successful oceanside chef with the man of her dreams -- a P.I. with secrets of his own -- at a vacation spot packed with memories for them both.

4. "Little Earthquakes" by Jennifer Weiner - From the Author of In Her Shoes & Good in Bed is another wonderful fiction (chick lit) novel about women and the issues they deal with.  Jennifer Weiner is funnny, witty, and has realistic characters that you feel you could know as your next door neighbor or best friend.  This book is the story of three very different women as they deal with the journey of becoming new mothers.  From prenatal yoga to postbirth sex, from sisters and husbands to mothers and mothers-in-law, Little Earthquakes is a frank, funny, fiercely perceptive Diaper Genie-eye view of the comedies and tragedies of love and marriage.



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Date Posted: 8/8/2007 11:39 AM ET
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Wow, you've all offered up some fun things!

I own all the Susan Elizabeth Phillips books, as well as the complete Nora Roberts library.  (I'm at mod at her messageboard, btw, check it out at www.adwoff.com)

I've read Honour Bound, Cousins and all the books that Carol suggested.  They were all GREAT reads so if the rest of you haven't read them, you should.

I'm not really into historicals, usually, but I have to admit that I'm intrigued by The Gamble so I'm going to order that from Lita and Asking for Trouble from Fedora.  Oh! And The Highwayman from Misty.  ETA:  It was already gone, I guess someone else liked the recommendation!!

Thanks for all your suggestions!!

 



Last Edited on: 8/8/07 11:40 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/8/2007 11:52 AM ET
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Woo Hoo - a gamble on the "The Gamble".  I currently have a 2 for 1 offer going.  If you would like a freebie (see signature) or another paperback off the shelf, let me know.

Date Posted: 8/8/2007 2:22 PM ET
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Hope you enjoy them, Ani!  Thanks for getting me off my rear end and looking at my shelf.  ;->

Date Posted: 8/8/2007 4:22 PM ET
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Hi Ani,

I still have The Last Highwayman by Katherine O'Neal...it shows up on Last Highwayman, The.  If you'd like pm me and I can send it to you for a credit. I am also doing a 2 for 1 on my self so if you like something else I can put that in your order. :)

Misty

Date Posted: 8/8/2007 4:57 PM ET
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Next time I have extra credits, I'm doing this again.  It was a great way to get a recommendation other than just the info posted!

Date Posted: 8/8/2007 5:02 PM ET
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If  your looking for Bios have 2 well known sports figure bios you might be interested in a Figure skater named Scott Hamilton and a Tennis Star from the 80s Martina Navritilova (sp). I also have many different romances to choose from everything from suspense or mystery to medical to historical and many many more that you can just take your pick.