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Subject: Dorothy Garlock
Date Posted: 7/7/2010 6:40 PM ET
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I just received Love and Cherish. I have never read anything by this author. She was recommended to me as similar to Gaffney and Morsi. Anyone have an opinion?

Date Posted: 7/7/2010 7:20 PM ET
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She is one of my favorites. One of the few authors I will read automatically without even looking at the books description.  It's been a while since I've read her. I should pull some of her books from my TBR and read them.  I don't remember her books being overly graphic sex-wise but I don't remember them being completely sexless either.

I haven't read L&C but it's in my TBR I think.  I have not read Gaffney or Morsi.  But I think she's probably similar to Catherine Anderson. Another favorite of mine.

Date Posted: 7/8/2010 6:17 AM ET
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I have read a ton of her post Civil War westerns, they are REALLY good.

Date Posted: 7/9/2010 8:00 AM ET
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I started one by her a couple years ago and could not get into it.  Maybe it was not one of her better ones, or maybe it was just my reading mood at the time. 

Date Posted: 7/9/2010 6:16 PM ET
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I started Love and Cherish and am having a very difficult time getting into it. Maybe like Dawn's experience, its just not one of her better ones but its very melodramatic and the heroine is annoying and the hero isn't appealing imo. However it is fairly well written and I am enjoying her descriptions. I might try again tonite but after 100 pages I'm not impressed and might just move on lol.

Date Posted: 7/11/2010 9:26 AM ET
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Dorothy Garlock does have some good books. I really enjoy " Larkspur" and  her series book. http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/g/dorothy-garlock/

Love and Cherish is one of her very early books. I have not read that one, most that i have read are from the late 1980's and more current. Wyoming Frontier series was good, The Listening Sky , being my favorite in that group. I also enjoyed the Route 66 series and the Jazz Age. I've only read a few in the Dolan brother series. Don't give up on her yet, i think you might have just found a dud. That happens with all authors i think?

Date Posted: 7/11/2010 9:47 AM ET
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Yeah I still like Catherine Coulter after reading a couple truly horrible books by her. But those were after I had read some that I liked. 

But then I just tossed my Mary Balogh's into the donation bin because I've read 2 now and didn't like them.  If I wasn't moving and didn't have a massive TBR-I would give her another chance and I still  may at some point. 

Date Posted: 7/11/2010 11:12 AM ET
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Mary , Balogh is among my top 5! Which did you read that you didn't like?

Date Posted: 7/11/2010 12:29 PM ET
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I read The Secret Pearl and Indescreet.  I hated Indescreet.  For SP it was mostly because the hero was married. I don't like adultery in my romance novels. Unless it's like an erotica where there's like a consentual 3some.  I'm ok with that. But I don't care for the adultery thing even if the marriage is an unhappy one. 

Date Posted: 7/11/2010 12:40 PM ET
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Balogh is a favorite of mine also. I've read almost all her books and can only think of two  that I know I would never read again. 

Date Posted: 7/11/2010 2:21 PM ET
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Secret Pearl was the first I've read of hers and its remains among my very favorites. 

Date Posted: 7/12/2010 11:36 AM ET
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Me, too, Margaret.  I loved the Secret Pearl.  On the other hand I read A Precious Jewel and hated it.  I kept reading thinking, what's the deal, why don't I like this book?    

Speaking of Dorothy Garlock,  would love the titles of some of her Westerns that are particularily good.

Date Posted: 7/15/2010 6:59 PM ET
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A friend of mine really likes Dorothy Garlock books,..it seems she likes all of the different kinds of her books.

( I have never read one of Dorothy Garlock's books, but some of them sound really interesting!  )  smiley



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Date Posted: 7/15/2010 10:29 PM ET
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Lonesome River is one of  my all time favorite books.