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Subject: Good Vacation books
Date Posted: 4/30/2008 3:33 PM ET
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I am leaving on Vacation next Thursaday for Las Vegas (yeah!),so I need a couple recommendations for light easy reads for the plane and pool time. I love historicals and haven't had a a great track record with contemporaries but am willing to give them a try. Thanks for your Help.

Date Posted: 4/30/2008 3:47 PM ET
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If you want to try contemporaries I would suggest any by Susan Elizabeth Phillips or Janet Evanovich - Stephanie Plum series.


Date Posted: 4/30/2008 4:11 PM ET
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Jennifer Cruise is also a good choice for light hearted contemporary.  For historicals I like Stephanie Laurens or Julie Garwood.

Date Posted: 4/30/2008 4:21 PM ET
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Rachel Gibson has some good, fun books for the pool. 

Date Posted: 4/30/2008 5:11 PM ET
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Historical - wise, when I first got into Marsha Canham, I got several of her books from ebay just before we left for our yearly trip to Panama City Beach, and they were great beach books.  I think I took two from the Robin Hood Series -  Through a Dark Mist and  In the Shadow of Midnight, and of course, there's the final book, The Last Arrow, which I had already read before getting the other two.  They're action/adventure, which I think makes for great vacation reading.  I want something I can get absorbed in, but nothing too angsty, while I'm sitting by a pool or relaxing on the beach - but that's just me:P

Date Posted: 4/30/2008 5:13 PM ET
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For contemporary I recommend Vicki Lewis Thompson (the Nerd who Loved Me, Nerd gone wild are my 2 faves) she writes funny and sexy

Jennifer Crusie someone mentioned: Bet Me was hilarious and I also liked 'anyone but you'  and 'getting rid of bradley'. all 3 are funny b ut the last 2 are shorter books.

ETA: just re-read your post and noticed you're going to Vegas...The Nerd Who Loved Me starts off in Vegas! She's a Vegas showgirl and he's an accountant at the casino seems like..and the guy's mother was a showgirl and now leads the TITS - forgot what it stands for but somethng for retired showgirls...really funny book.

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Date Posted: 4/30/2008 7:44 PM ET
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Thanks Guys!I will look at all your suggestions .Next question is how many books can I fit in my large purse. haha

Susanna- I will have to look that one up it sounds funny  and also my hubby is a nerd(just don't let him know lol).


Date Posted: 4/30/2008 9:01 PM ET
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i don't read too many historicals, but i like Lynsay Sands for light & funny historicals.  in fact, i've read two of them poolside this week!

Date Posted: 4/30/2008 11:19 PM ET
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You could try some Loretta Chase for historicals too.  Not that I'd call her books light and easy reads, but they tend to be somewhat fast paced.  Lord of Scoundrels is great.

Date Posted: 5/1/2008 2:42 PM ET
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LaVyrle Spencer -- Hummingbird or Morning Glory (historical)


Rachel Gibson  -- See Jane Score or True Confessions (contemp)