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Subject: Need help finding books for my mom.
Date Posted: 1/5/2008 9:17 PM ET
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She has really enjoyed the Debbie Macomber series, I think it is Cedar Cove.  She also read and liked the Dakota series.  Can you guys recommend other authors and series that are similar?  I read mostly mystery and thriller.


Date Posted: 1/5/2008 10:08 PM ET
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She might enjoy Terri Blackstock - she doesn't have any sex scenes in her books.  If the sex is not a problem for her, she might like Robyn Carr's Virgin River series and Grace Valley series.


Date Posted: 1/5/2008 10:21 PM ET
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She might like the Coulter series (Phantom Waltz is the first Coulter book) by Catherine Anderson--they have some sex in them but not too graphic and the storylines are very good.

Date Posted: 1/5/2008 11:40 PM ET
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She might also enjoy Luanne Rice or Susan Wiggs.  Susan has a relatively new series--the Lakeshore Chronicles, I think.  Nora Roberts also has a few series that are about families, if she'd enjoy that sort of thing--the Chesapeake Bay books (four of them), and lighter hearted are the Stanislaskis and the MacGregors.  Also, Debbie Macomber has several other series that she might enjoy if she hasn't exhausted them already--besides Cedar Cove, there's the Blossom Street ones, the Angel books, Heart of Texas, Midnight Sun...

Hope that helps!

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 2:35 AM ET
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Curtiss Ann Matlock is good too..there are at least 5 that take place in the same town; 2 happen earlier and then there are 3 together that occur later with some of the characters from the first 2  mentioned. IF I can think of the names LOL! driving lessons is one and there's another about the other sister in that one (lost highways I think). then there are 3: cold tea on a hot day, at the corner of heartbreak (and something!), and recipes for easy living. I haven't read her others but if they're like these they're nice.

I've read the first in robyn carr's grace valley and it was good and has l ots of characters to keep track of; but if your mom kept track of everyone in the cedar cover series then she should do ok!

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 3:40 PM ET
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I totally agree about Curtiss Ann Matlock,  I love her books!

Date Posted: 1/7/2008 11:51 AM ET
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Thanks so much for the suggestions!  I will try some of these.

Date Posted: 1/7/2008 12:25 PM ET
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I don't  read Debbie Macomber.  I had several at one time - most from that series - that I put on my shelf and traded off almost as soon as I got them.  I found them at a thrift store for 10 cents each and they were in perfect condition, so I got them just to trade here.  Is a tame sensuality rating a requirement on this?  I'd be the last person to ask if that's the case - lol.  I can't read anything with a rating more tame than PG-13...

Date Posted: 1/8/2008 10:09 AM ET
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The Curtiss Ann Matlock series revolves around Valentine, Oklahoma. She's got a website listing of her books. It's www.curtissannmatlock.com if you are interested.

Date Posted: 1/9/2008 12:07 PM ET
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I haven't read the authors you listed. But I recently read Catch of the Day by Kristin Higgins.  It was cute and entertaining and no sex scenes.  I think most of her books take place on the East Coast in the Maine or Cape Cod area.  This one is about a small fishing village in Maine.

Date Posted: 1/13/2008 10:59 AM ET
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Emilie Richards Shenandoah Album series. Takes place in the Shenandoah Valley in a community called Toms Brook.  Each book is an excellent book in and of itself, but I think the whole series is fantastic.

  • Wedding Ring - Three generations of women discover the healing gift of family, memories and love.
  • Endless Chain - With the warmth and comfort of a hand-made quilt, Endless Chain explores the intricate patterns of family and community, and the threads that bind them together.
  • Lover's Knot - Emilie Richards crafts the third tale in the Shenandoah Album series, resonant with the power of love and family ties.

The other book that I really loved of hers was Prospect Street - A woman who has lived by everyone else's rules must discover what she is made of when her life crumbles around her.

Another great book is Cypress Point by Diane Chamberlain - A novel about the power to heal . . . and the power to change.

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