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Subject: Harlequin Hotel Marchand
Date Posted: 1/6/2009 4:27 AM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2007
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I don't normally read Harlequins but I've made the exception for the Next series and I might have found another series, Hotel Marchand, that seems interesting.  Anyone have any input in Hotel Marchand?  Does anyone have any on their shelves for a deal??  I think I have No. 1 coming to me, which is how I found the series.

Any input would be appreciated!


Date Posted: 1/6/2009 5:00 PM ET
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I think Fedora had these in a deal a while back..maybe she's read them..I have a couple in mt tbr but they're buried somewhere..some sounded better than others but that's typical of harlequin..I *think* these are the harlequin types. The Next series is one of my faves..I've been spacing them WAY out ot make them last. but some of those are hit and miss too! I liked the maggie skerritt and long island mysteries..can't think of the title but had a cake on the cover and was about this unmarried 40 s omething year old woman whose brother dies leaving his kids to her and this mood ex-seal author...Starting from Scratch! that's the one..then of course Never Happened and Grin and Bear It...ok back to Hotel Marchand LOL!

oh, another very long but I read some and were pretty good was the  Fortunes.t hey got creative and got 'texas fortunes' and 'fortune's children'..tons of books but there were some really good ones mixed in...they're hit and miss because again they're different authors and the ongoing storyline of the wealthy matriarch grandmother being dead (she's actually faking her death to find out who was trying to kill her and why - the reader knows but not the characters in the books) but one was aobut a man and his son sharing a house with one of the granddaughters..another had a granddaughter marrying the russian research scientist(fortunes owned a cosmetics business seemed like...)

Date Posted: 1/8/2009 5:31 AM ET
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Hi Susanna - Thanks for the insight!  I'll hunt up Fedora - I've seen her around so I'll look her up and see what she thinks.  For now, I just ordered the first one - it sounds pretty good.

Sounds like you like the Next books as much as I do. You're right, they are hit and miss but they're more spot-on than off! At least so far. I space mine out too. I have a whole bottom drawer full of them left to read! :)

Date Posted: 1/8/2009 3:06 PM ET
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Hi, Susan (and Susanna!),

Actually I read only one or two of them before sending them off in the deal--it was a Harlequin continuity series, with each book written by a different author. The Harlequin blurb is: "A family-owned New Orleans hotel, run by two generations of women, is being hit by acts of sabotage. Someone is out to destroy the Marchand legacy, but mystery, danger and some surprising family revelations and discoveries won't stop the Marchands from protecting their birthright…and finding love along the narrow passages of the French Quarter." If you end up liking it, I think I still know who I sent them to and could PM them to see if they still have most of them. Let me know :)

I've really enjoyed most of the NeXT titles I've read, too!