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Subject: Julie Garwood's historicals...
Date Posted: 8/25/2008 9:44 PM ET
Member Since: 9/19/2006
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I love Julie Garwood's historicals and I really miss them.  : ( 

IMO, her contemporaries are good, but seem to be missing "a certain something"  that makes her historicals awesome. Anyone else feel this way? My favorite is The Bride, followed by the Prize. I like how she incorporates humor into the stories. In The Bride, the H and h's opposite points of view on just about everything was so funny! Ie: like when she hung a likeness (painting of HER king) of his enemy above the fireplace and he gets mad enough to tear it down, but instead, commissions a "larger" likeness of HIS king to hang beside it! So far, I have all her historicals on my keeper shelf. BTW, I just posted some of her contemporaries if anyone is interested:

Mercy

Heartbreaker

Killjoy

Murder List

 

Date Posted: 8/26/2008 8:45 AM ET
Member Since: 10/29/2005
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I read every Julie Garwood book that was on the library shelf when I was in high school. I really enjoyed her brave and feisty female characters, and I agree with you that a lot of the books were LOL! funny.  I loved that the women in her books were smart and wilful, even if they did get into a lot of trouble and had to be rescued by a man, lol. They were a lot of fun for me back then. Good memories!