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Subject: ebay alert! Winter Garden!
Date Posted: 3/31/2008 5:51 PM ET
Member Since: 8/9/2007
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I'm not sure if you can direct link to an ebay auction or not, but I'm going to paste this in and see if it works:  http://cgi.ebay.com/Winter-Garden-by-Adele-Ashworth-HTF_W0QQitemZ320232649873QQihZ011QQcategoryZ377QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

There's an hour and something left on this, and the bid is only up to $5.  Figured I'd post it for some of the people who have this on WL.

Date Posted: 3/31/2008 6:36 PM ET
Member Since: 2/9/2008
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So...now  would not be the time to say I saw that book at my flea-market book haunt for $2 a few weeks ago.  Of course, me being the idiot that I am, and also having no clue about the author, I did not pick it up.   *Sigh* Such is the story of my life.

Date Posted: 3/31/2008 7:57 PM ET
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Oh my goodness.  Sure wish I had seen something like this when I was looking for it.  I paid nearly $30 with shipping.  Loved it, but not so much that I want more than one copy. 

 

The auction link worked, BTW.  I hope someone here snaps it up. 



Last Edited on: 3/31/08 7:58 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/31/2008 9:19 PM ET
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Well, wouldn't you know?  The darned thing sold for $5.  I - er, the hubby paid $20 for my copy:( 

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 8:45 AM ET
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Now is probably not the time to mention that I found a copy at a local UBS for 1/2 off the original cover price.  Which would make it, what?  $3.50??   :-X

 

 

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 12:20 PM ET
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Wow, Kelly, you are so lucky!  The owner of my local UBS checks the value of the books she gets in on Amazon, and sells the good ones there.  So nothing valuable ever makes it out to the shelves :(  But, I keep my fingers crossed at the thrift stores.  Maybe one day...

Katrina

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 12:50 PM ET
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Ok, somebody fill me in.  Why is this book so expensive and so hard to come by?  It's available in paperback right?  I'm confused (not a rare occurance for me, lol!).

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 1:08 PM ET
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Out of print and very good -- much sought after.  I think you'll find that out of print books go for high prices if they were any good.  Especially early books by little-known authors who later become famous.  An example:  Bliss and Dance by Judith Cuevas (now publishing as Judith Ivory). If you do a search, you'd be astounded by the prices. 



Last Edited on: 4/1/08 1:13 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 4/1/2008 2:00 PM ET
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Thanks Claudia.  I figured it must be something like that.  I've had the book on my WL for a while now - we'll see if I ever get it!  I'll definitely keep my eyes open at my UBS and local thrift stores.

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 2:15 PM ET
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Amy, I'm going to a UBS tomorrow  thats new in my area to get a copy of TEXAS DESTINY by Lorraine Heath (another hard to find book). I can look for WINTER GARDEN or anything else you may be looking for. Just let me know.

Bren

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 2:27 PM ET
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Really?  Thanks Brenda - how can I turn down that offer?!  :-)  There are lots of books I'm looking for, but I'll spare you my 400+ wish/reminder lists, lol!  I am just trying to get a few here and there as I can.  God knows my TBR is big enough, for now!  But, of course, if you see a copy of Winter Garden, I'm definitely interested.

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 7:51 PM ET
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Personally, I love Adele Ashworth and Winter Garden is one of her best.  She has a sort of sequel to it coming out this year.  A Notorious Proposition.

Date Posted: 4/8/2008 5:11 PM ET
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I'm so excited. After reading these posts I saw this book come up in a game I'm in and I got it! Looking forward to reading it!