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Subject: Need Help!!
Date Posted: 12/31/2008 11:05 PM ET
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I have gone through every book of every author I knowingly like.  Now, I need to find other authors to read.  I only have 3 requirements:

1.  Historical/Regence

2.  England/Scotland/Ireland

3.  Not written in the first person.  I prefer to know what everyone is thinking and doing.  lol

Any suggestions.  I'm pretty sure I've read all of the books the following authers have written:

Victoria Alexander   Mar Balogh   Jo Beverly   Elizabeth Boyle   Connie Brockway   Candace Camp   Liz Carlyle   Jacquie D'allesandro

Christina Dodd   Suzanne Enoch   Jane Feather   Julie Garwood   Patricia Grasso   Laura Lee Guhrke   Karen Hawkins   Candace Hern

Cheryl Holt   Hannah Howell   Jillian Hunter   Madiline Hunter   Sabrina Jeffries   Susan Johnson   Nicole Jordan   Lisa Kleypas

Stephanie Laurens   Johanna Lindsey   Kat Martin   Cathy Maxwell   Teresa Medeiros   Mary Jo Putney   Amanda Quick   Julia Quinn

Sari Robins   Rosemary Rogers   Robin Schone

Quite a list.  lol  So, can any of you wonderful women (maybe men...ya never know) help me?  I really need someone new.  \

Thank you!!!

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Date Posted: 12/31/2008 11:12 PM ET
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I don't see Julia Ross on your list. Will you accept Georgian? The Seduction is awesome.

Date Posted: 12/31/2008 11:23 PM ET
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I will try that one and her other one "The Wicked Lover".  Thx!! 

More suggestions always appreciated. :)

Date Posted: 12/31/2008 11:27 PM ET
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Marsha Canham.  If you want to try some American historical stuff, Maggie Osborne and Pamela Clare are good.  As different as night & day too, and don't think in terms of the average western type stuff.  They're quite original & very good.  Candice Proctor is excellent as well, and quite unique.  I've been reading a lot of Eloisa James lately and enjoying her.  She does great troubled marriages and writes regency period.  Jo Goodman, but I'm thinking mostly of her 4 most recent books.  Karen Ranney, and try some Mary Balogh and Carla Kelly if you haven't already.  They're all over the regency thing:P  Celeste Bradley, Joanna Bourne, and Julie Anne Long - especially if you like the spy stuff.  Lorraine Heath does some regencies, but I like her westerns better.  I recently discovered Victoria Dahl and I'm really enjoying her so far.  Sherry Thomas and Meredith Duran are new but really good.  Jill Barnett, Jennifer Ashley, Judith Ivory and Laura Kinsale.  That's all I can think of at the moment, but there are some really great writers there and a lot of wonderful books waiting to be discovered:)

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Date Posted: 12/31/2008 11:31 PM ET
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Edith Layton  ( she writes clean romance but with sexual tention/chemistry, and yes she does write sex scenes into her books).

Virginia Henley ( her Scottish romance are one of my favs), 

Julia London!  I don't see this author on your list, try out her older books like, Wicked Angel.




Date Posted: 12/31/2008 11:46 PM ET
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The Perfect Rake by Anne Gracie is the first book in a series about sisters, which I really enjoyed! I haven't read any of her more recent stuff, but that series was great!

Date Posted: 1/1/2009 12:58 AM ET
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Kathryn Caskie

Tori Phillips

Sandy Blair

Karen Ranney

Anne Mallory

Date Posted: 1/1/2009 9:01 AM ET
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Adele Ashworth and Gaelen Foley are both very good IMO.

Date Posted: 1/1/2009 10:36 AM ET
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Unless my still slight fuzzy brain missed them, I don't see 2 of my new favorite authors on your list.  You might give these a try:

Elizabeth Hoyt- Her first trilogy (The Leopard Prince, The Raven Prince, The Serpent Prince) was very good and she 's now two books (To Taste Temptation and To Seduce a Sinner) into her second

Loretta Chase: I've liked everything by her I've read, especially her Carsington books

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Date Posted: 1/1/2009 11:42 AM ET
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Lois Greiman & Gaelan Foley -definitely.

Date Posted: 1/1/2009 1:29 PM ET
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Kresley Cole wrote a few historical romances that are great before venturing into the paranormal stuff she's writing now.  Also, I've read a couple of Sophie Jordan's books and they are good.  I think she's only written 3 or 4 total so far.

Date Posted: 1/1/2009 2:40 PM ET
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Arnette Lamb!

Date Posted: 1/1/2009 4:18 PM ET
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Patricia Veryan most definitely-she has a number of series, all set in England.

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Date Posted: 1/5/2009 11:27 PM ET
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I second the already made suggestions of Julie Anne Long,Jo Goodman, Laura Kinsale, Elizabeth Hoyt and my fav. Loretta Chase.


Date Posted: 1/6/2009 8:54 AM ET
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Judith McNaught has some good historical romances - most are better than her contemporary novels.

Date Posted: 1/6/2009 11:36 AM ET
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Susan King -- Scottish/English

Penelope Williamson -- The Passions of Emma -- Based in New England,  though it has a great Irish immigrant hero.

Date Posted: 1/7/2009 4:18 AM ET
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I recently read The Masquerade by Brenda Joyce, it seems to match your first two criteria but most of the narration centers on the heroine. It is part of a series called The Dewarren Dynasty. I didn't care much for it, but it received a lot of good reviews.

Are you willing only to read Regencies? Suzanne Barclay is one of my favorites. She wrote medievals set in Scotland, the ones I have read seem to equally show the hero's and heroine's thoughts. Also, I recently started reading a book by Carolyn Davis that I like. This one is set in the U. S. but she might have others that meet your criteria.

Date Posted: 1/7/2009 4:57 AM ET
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Thank you all for all of the great suggestions.  I am actually in the process of reading Elizabeth Hoyt's books and I'm pretty sure I've read most of Loretta Chase.  I will certainly take all of your suggestions and  get some new books.