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Subject: Janet Chapman: Worth Reading?
Date Posted: 8/11/2011 5:25 AM ET
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I have a few of her books but never tried her before. I'm not so much into T/T these days so I'm wondering if I should even bother reading (at least) the first "highlander" book.

What do you all think?

Gail

Date Posted: 8/11/2011 9:48 AM ET
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I'm not normally a time travel fan but she is one of my favorite authors.

Date Posted: 8/11/2011 10:38 AM ET
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I love her Highlander series.  There's nothing extraordinary about her books, but I'm always left with a feeling of a satisfied read afterward.

Date Posted: 8/11/2011 11:20 AM ET
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For me they are feel good romance.  Not a tremendous amount of angst.  And she has a couple of books that aren't highlanders.

Date Posted: 8/11/2011 12:34 PM ET
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I read her Logger series and also her Sinclair Brothers series, and enjoyed all the books in both series 

Date Posted: 8/11/2011 1:54 PM ET
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I always called her dependable - nothing earth-shattering but decent reads. I enjoyed the highlanders and the logger ones..haven't kept up because a few got too 'out there' with teh magic and stuff for my mood at the time. I remember wondering why she did the 2nd highlander book - don't recall seeing that couple again! Il iked the first then the one where Robbie is grown best seems like.

Date Posted: 8/11/2011 3:09 PM ET
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I think I have read all of her books.  I like the highlander series overall, but the last few books have not been as good as the first few were, IMO.  The best ones were the ones about the McKeage brothers and the other guy..Robbie's father?  Can't remember, it's been too long since I read those.  I'd say the first 5 were good, the rest not quite, but they're still auto-reads for me.

Date Posted: 8/11/2011 6:13 PM ET
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Great - sounds like a bunch of yes's.

I'll start the first Highlander book this evening. I just didn't want to start something that would end up being blah.

Solid, dependable, satisfying read,  feel good romance. All very good points.

A book doesn't have to be a wowzer to be a satisfying read. I did read the first 2 pages of the prologue this morning before I went to work and it was grabbing me so I'm going for it.

Thanks, ladies.

Gail

Date Posted: 8/11/2011 10:51 PM ET
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I'm about 70 pages into the book and enjoying it so much. Wish I didn't have to get up & go to work tomorrow, I'd like to read for another hour or so.

Gail

Date Posted: 8/14/2011 3:49 PM ET
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I don't read the paranormals or time travels, but I have loved some of her other books, especially her logger series and the Sinclaire Brothers series,  "The Seductive Imposter", "The Seduction of his Wife", etc.  Great books.

Date Posted: 8/14/2011 5:46 PM ET
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Update: just finished it. Really, really, really good read!

I have about 94 pages left in the book and I've been enjoying it a lot, though there seem to be precious few pages left to tie up all the loose ends. In the good old days it would have gone to my keeper shelf, but one thing PBS has taught me is it's easy to give up books.

Most of the books on my shelf are unread so if one is requested I have the option of mailing it out unread, or getting it read before mailing. And since the transaction is a binding deal I'm forced to give up the book. It's been a win-win situation because even after all the 5-star books I've read and mailed I haven't mourned not keeping ANY of them. I'm proud of that in myself.

Gail



Last Edited on: 8/14/11 9:40 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/15/2011 12:40 PM ET
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Gail I started doing the same thing.  Not with my whole TBR but 10-20 at a time.  It helps me make the decision to read it now or let it go.  Most of my TBR is books I got cheap at thrift stores. So if I let it go unread it's no big deal. I tend to read the books I buy new and get from PBS fairly quickly.

Date Posted: 8/15/2011 1:52 PM ET
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Gail:  I'm so happy you decided to give JC a shot....I really love all of her books and love getting little glimpses of past couples here and there in the newer books.  I would go so far as to say that Janet Chapman is one of my few "auto buy" authors and I have enjoyed all of her various series, though the highlanders (and various spin-offs) are my favorites.  : )



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Date Posted: 8/19/2011 12:24 AM ET
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I'm really happy to see this because I have a couple of her books and have never really heard a thumbs up or down for her.

Subject: Good Stories
Date Posted: 8/28/2011 1:06 PM ET
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Gail - glad you liked the book by Janet Chapman.  The entire set of Highlander books were very good.  I have read several others written by her but those were my favorites.  Robyn Carr has a nice series also if you like the "feel good" romance books.  It is the Virgin River series.  I have been a die hard romance reader for about 40 years and they are two of my favorite authors.  Still trying to break away and try new genres but sometimes you just need that feel good romance.