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Subject: Know Any Romantic 1800's 'Frontier' Type Titles?
Date Posted: 12/30/2008 8:18 AM ET
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Looking for sexy  1800's 'frontier'  type novels.  Really enjoy(ing):

Elizabeth Lowell's "Only" series. 

Caroline & the Raider by Linda Lael

The more romantic (and steamy) the better.  Any ideas?  Thanks in advance!    

[Of course, I can't think of titles I really liked when I need to so I'll edit this as I remember them]

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Date Posted: 12/30/2008 7:45 PM ET
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I checked your shelf...you are already reading some of the steamy author I know of: joanna lindsey, rosemary rogers,kathleen woodwiss.

Check out more of these authors and you should find what you want.

Date Posted: 1/1/2009 12:02 AM ET
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You should read Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati. There are five books in the series, but I have only read Into the Wilderness. It was amazing.
Date Posted: 1/1/2009 9:03 PM ET
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Well, if you like the Native American genre, Cassie Edwards has tons of those.  They're pretty good, but you'll find after about 3 or 4 of them they tend to be a lot of the same. 

If you really are interested in the white frontier story, I recommend the Wagons West series by Dana Fuller Ross.  This is an old series, but you can probably find it at your library.  Not as steamy, but good stories. 

Date Posted: 1/1/2009 10:47 PM ET
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Please check out my shelf.  I have a few you might be interested in. 

Date Posted: 1/2/2009 7:02 PM ET
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Diane Whiteside has a Western Series: Irish Devil, Southern Devil, Northern Devil etc..,   They are eroticas with an actual plot. 

Subject: Hot frontier/cowboy title...
Date Posted: 1/4/2009 12:28 AM ET
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Touched by Love by Tracy Garrett is brand new (2008), and I couldn't put it down!  The hero, Jaret Walker, will steal your heart!  :)  I have a copy on my bookshelf...

Date Posted: 1/5/2009 2:27 PM ET
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Okay i know you said sexy but if you are just looking for romantic you may wanna check out the Love Comes Softly Books by Janette Oke. They are set in the late 1800s early 1900s. There are 8 books in the series, and 4 in the spin off.

Subject: Romantic Historical Fiction -1700-1800's
Date Posted: 1/6/2009 2:04 PM ET
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Sara Donati's books, "Into the Wilderness" series is great. My favorite author and enjoyed by many of my fellow book club members is the "Outlander Series" by Diana Gabaldon. She begins in Scotland and moves to the US.  As of now there are six books in the series and they are all wonderful and very well-written.

Date Posted: 1/6/2009 2:49 PM ET
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You might want to try Joan Johnston's  Sisters of the Lone Star Trilogy  or

Lorraine Heath's  Texas Destiny, Texas Spendor , and Texas Glory  or

Candace Camp's Rain Lily and Flame Lily.     All of these are excellent IMO.

Date Posted: 1/6/2009 4:16 PM ET
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Not steamy, but a classic romance & adventure story : Mrs. Mike, by Freedman.  Wonderful!

Date Posted: 1/8/2009 12:38 PM ET
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SusanLee...I read Mrs. Mike about a hundred years ago, and just loved it!  I still have my copy. :)

How about LaVyrle Spencer?  Try "Morning Glory" or "Hummingbird"...really good love stories; not chaste, not erotica, but just right.


ETA:  I define "chaste" as no sex, just heavy sighs and battling eyelashes.  I define "erotica" as a book with sex as the main focus, and a little story thrown in, with the sex running to hot, kinky, and take-a-minute-to-catch-your-breath.  Spencer writes of very romantic love-making, IMHO.


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Date Posted: 1/8/2009 9:05 PM ET
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One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus


Edited to add:  These is My Words:  The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine by Nancy E. Turner

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Date Posted: 1/9/2009 7:28 AM ET
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I loved One Thousand White Women too!

Subject: Try Dinah McCall
Date Posted: 1/12/2009 4:28 PM ET
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Dinah McCall (Sharon Sala) writes some great books.  Try "Dreamcatcher" to start - a sexy Indian brave visits a woman in her dreams.


Date Posted: 1/30/2009 8:54 PM ET
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Try Jan Watson.  I just read three of hers and I really liked them.  They are considered Chritian lit, but I did not find them overly preachy.

Subject: Frontier
Date Posted: 1/30/2009 10:55 PM ET
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Nakoa's Woman by Gayle Rogers.  

One Thousand White Women -- I loved this book.

Lonesome Dove -- wonderful book.



Subject: Wilderness Series
Date Posted: 2/3/2009 9:01 AM ET
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Absolutely my favorite series by Sara Donati  Very well researched and written.  There are at least 5 books out there and Donati is writing the 6th and final this year.  Can't recommend this series highly enough.

One Thousand White Women is another that will stick with you and you'll probably want to keep a copy forever.  Also,  I suppose my all time favorite western book, based on true stuff is True Women.  About Texas women way back when Texas was still part of MX and trying to become a republic of it's own.  These women were incredible at survival during a very trying time when their husbands and men were away fighting.  Very good book.

I'm on the list and have been for months for a copy of Nakoa's Woman and These Is My Words.  May just have to order them and actually pay for those if I don't get them soon.

James Alexander Thom is a great frontier writer also.

Hope some of these will peak your interests.


Date Posted: 2/3/2009 11:06 AM ET
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Try the Rock Creek Six series by Linda Devlin and Lori Handiland.  They are excellent well-written post-civil war stories that I keep closest at hand on my keeper shelf.

Subject: 1800s
Date Posted: 2/9/2009 11:58 PM ET
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I don't know when exactly it was set, but Me Talk Pretty One Day was a great story. Covered Wagons, etc. I think it's by David Sedaris.

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Date Posted: 2/14/2009 5:57 PM ET
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I'd also recommend the Love Comes Softly books by Janette Oke.  I felt like I was in the cabin and the woods with them.

They take place in what was know as Western Canada at the time.  Husband is a Mountie.  Interesting history there as well as the romance.  Not steamy though.