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Subject: Elizabeth Rolls question
Date Posted: 6/19/2010 9:51 PM ET
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I saw someone requesting these in the bookshelf thread and someone else saying they were keepers...what am I missing?!! wink I've never heard of this author. what are they like?

Date Posted: 6/20/2010 12:14 AM ET
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Ditto -- I read one title but didn't keep - Would love to know which ones are your favorites and were keepers. Thanks.

Date Posted: 6/20/2010 9:25 AM ET
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Susanna, she writes Regency and while most  (imo) range from okay to pretty good, she did a great job on A Compromised Lady. It's the only keeper on my shelf by her.  If you only read one by her, make it this one. The story and characters are right on.

Date Posted: 6/20/2010 11:15 AM ET
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I was the one saying that they all are on my keeper shelf.  ITA about "A Compromised Lady".  "Lady" is connected to 2 others although I wouldn't call them a "series" especially, just that characters appear in all 3.  Believe those two are "Lord Braybrook's Penniless Bride" and "Unexpected Bride" but I could be wrong.  Details would certainly be on her webite. 

Keeper status?  That's harder to define but for me she fits the bill in this respect:    Sometimes I just want a book where the characters act true-to-the-period, their motivations are well spelled out, the language is again true to the period, plot is well developed-BUT the characters motivate the plot-it's not plot driven as many Regencies are these days-there's NOT  a villian or a spy or a duke around every corner.  Many of her books are about 2 people getting to know each other, overcoming the bumps in the road that lead to their HEA. Again, in that respect, the books are more the "Regency" of 10 or more years ago-which I prefer. 

Favorites?  Mistress or Marriage?, The Unruly Chaperon and His Lady Mistress

Hope that helps,



Date Posted: 6/20/2010 2:19 PM ET
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ok thanks! not sure regency is my cuppa..I was curious since not only had I not heard of her but someone was looking for her stuff and someone else not only knowing what she was talking about but had a keeper shelf of them LOL!

Date Posted: 6/21/2010 11:11 AM ET
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Oh I LOVE Elizabeth Rolls!!!! She is wonderful!!! I haven't read them all yet. But I plan to.

Here's what I've read

Lord Braybrook's Penniless Bride 4 stars

A Compromised Lady 5 stars

His Lady Mistress 4.5 stars

The Unruly Chaperon 3 stars

Last Edited on: 6/21/10 11:13 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/21/2010 12:58 PM ET
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One of her books is currently free for the Kindle.

Date Posted: 6/21/2010 1:10 PM ET
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yes...His Lady Mistress....I think that was the first one I read and just loved it!