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Subject: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Date Posted: 1/24/2014 4:38 PM ET
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Anyone here reading (or have read) Cynthia Harrod-Eagles books?  I have the first 31 of the series she wrote and need to get back on these.  I know there have been more but I've been readin "action" books...Vince Flynn, WEB Griffin, Tom Clancey, Patrick Robinson..big switch there!

Date Posted: 1/24/2014 5:01 PM ET
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I have not built up the courage to start her Moreland books, but I loved loved loved her Kirov trilogy set in Russia. Anna (Napoleonic era), Emily (Crimean War) and Fleur (WWI and Russian Revolution). There is enough time between books that you can read them as stand-alones and not feel you're late to the party. Really nice blend of history and romantic elements.

Date Posted: 1/25/2014 7:43 AM ET
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I'm glad to see that someone has read her works. I've never ventured away from the Moreland family but need to do so. She is a prolific writer and I love her details.
Date Posted: 1/25/2014 7:52 AM ET
Member Since: 5/27/2005
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Judy, I've read the Kirov trilory, which I enjoyed, but I really prefer the Morland books.  I started the series in '09 and have been reading 3 or 4 a year since then.  I try to keep at least 2 or 3 available on the TBR - they are my go-to choices when I am between other novels and can't decide what to choose next.  I know I will be immediately engaged and happily entertained during the next few days.

Linda

Date Posted: 1/25/2014 1:55 PM ET
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I've read several of the Moreland series , they are kind of hard to come by for me. The last one I read suffered from an unlikable main character and some really close family relationships. However, I assume the next one should be better as we'll be past that.
Date Posted: 1/25/2014 5:49 PM ET
Member Since: 12/10/2005
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I liked the few Moreland books Ive read. IIRC, the history is more of a backdrop and she develops the characters really well. They are enjoyable light reads between doorstoppers.

Have fun!

Date Posted: 1/27/2014 7:47 PM ET
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I've read a few of the Moreland books and do mean to get back to them.  I also like her Bill Slider series.  Contemporary British police procedurals, mysteries really, and realistic but not overly graphic.Slider is a detective with the Metropolitan Police and his love interest, Joanna, is a concert violinist!