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Subject: Dicey Deere or Rhyse Bowen ?
Date Posted: 2/3/2009 1:09 PM ET
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Hi.  I would like to try out these new (to me) authors.  I'm interested in the Irish series.  Does anyone have an

opinion on either of them?  Or any deals?

Date Posted: 2/3/2009 1:50 PM ET
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I've read the Deere series...nice, enjoyable cozies set in Ireland.  Wish there were more in the series.  Have read Bowen's "royal  heiress" series and liked them...have not tried her Irish series, but it's on my list when I work a few of the series I've started down a bit!!!

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Date Posted: 2/6/2009 6:18 PM ET
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I've read Rhys Bowen's Murphy's Law.  I enjoyed it not so much for the Irish but for what the main charater, Molly went through on her trip to America on the ship.  As well as her journey through Ellis Island.  That was very interesting to me because my grandparents came to America about the time that Molly did.  I do plan on reading more of the series.  Gotta get the TBR down a bit. 

My grandmother told some stories of life on the ship and how the people reacted to arriving in American waters and seeing the Statue of Liberty. 

I suppose I should mention I'm Irish.

Date Posted: 2/7/2009 12:42 AM ET
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Thanks for your input!  I have a Dicey Deere on it's way.  I'll let you know how I liked it.  I'm going to check the library for the

Rhys Bowen books.

Date Posted: 3/1/2009 11:52 AM ET
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Just read Murphy's Law by Rhys Bowen.  I enjoyed the most of the book, but not the very ending.  I'll be looking to read

the next book in the series and see how that is.

Anybody else have opinions on it?

Date Posted: 3/5/2009 3:15 PM ET
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I've read all the Molly Murphy books by Bowen and I have enjoyed them very much.  I hope she continues with the series.  I'm not that crazy about the Royal Spyness books. 

Date Posted: 3/12/2009 2:19 PM ET
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I just finished Murphy's Law  too, and the ending definitely set you up for a series to follow.  Am now looking for the later books, if anyone wants to part with thm.

Date Posted: 3/13/2009 2:51 PM ET
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I love the Molly Murphy series by Rhys Bowen.  I have the entire  series on my keeper shelf..........sorry everyone, I'm not willing to part with mine yet.....please don't hate me.    I love books that have an irish flare  (i'm irish, too)  to them and I also like the time period and the city that the series takes place in.    I haven't read any of her Evan or Royalty series, tho.

I have all 4 of the Dicey Deere books, but as I hang my head in shame, I still haven't read them yet.  Does anyone know why he/she has stopped writing??  I think the last one came out around 2004/2005.

If you like Irish Historical Fiction, Morgan Llywelyn is an excellent author in my opinion.