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Subject: Fantasy/Regency/Awesome Heroine Romance
Date Posted: 1/22/2008 7:53 PM ET
Member Since: 5/17/2007
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Just wondering if anyone can give me some titles which are relatively clean (i.e. no explicitly described sex, if any, sex). I love regency  (you know the whole fairytale deal, with the forced into marriage thing) and of course the  "Love-Hate" relationship never gets old. Haha. I like fantasy too, as long as its not the kind that has the hideous makes-you-want-to-laugh cover (you know what I mean, if you have ever walked by the fantasy section at the local bookstore). Oh and I like when the female has a disguise or has a sword or something. Haha... the list goes on and on... I'm not one much for the contemporary romance though, I'd rather have knights and chivalry and damsels in distress... :) So anyways, any recommendation?



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Date Posted: 1/22/2008 8:32 PM ET
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Lynn Kurland's medievals sound right up your alley.  _This is All I Want_ is a good one.

And Edith Layton's Signet Regencies are awesome. _The Duke's Wager_, _Lord of Dishonor_ and other titles.

Date Posted: 1/23/2008 5:45 PM ET
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Thanks for the rec's, Willa, I just looked them up and you're right, they are right up my alley. :D

Date Posted: 1/24/2008 7:37 PM ET
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Try Patricia Wrede's Sorcery and Cecelia or the Enchanted Chocolate Pot.  It is a wonderful story-kind of a Regency fantasy with magic.

Date Posted: 1/24/2008 11:51 PM ET
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Robin McKinley writes excellent heroic female fantasy - _The Hero and the Crown_ and _The Blue Sword_.

Date Posted: 2/29/2008 5:06 AM ET
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I don't know if you want to try some older books but Patricia Veryan (especially her earlier ones) and Georgette Heyer books are wonderful.  Also A College of Magics by Caroline Stevermer was good. Judith Nelson?! was pretty good, can't remember if that spelling was correct.  I love Loretta Chase's earlier books such as the English Witch, The Sandelwood Princess etc. Also, I keep mentioning this book to people, it does have mild sex but it is so fun to read like a real fairy tale but with really developed characters and twisty plot with witches and curses and noble knights it is called ..Knights of the Round Table: Gawain by Gwen Rowley.    Hope something here helps

Date Posted: 2/29/2008 8:11 AM ET
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Elizabeth Mansfield---Wonderful regency writer with that fairytale story that is at the heart of every romance novel.

I want the same thing from a story and Mansfield is great.  My only problem with her is no sex......which I need a little of :)   She, however, doesn't feel that way so you will really like her stuff.  Try "Poor Caroline" first.  It was my favorite.