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Subject: Looking for more authors of Medieval Historicals
Date Posted: 2/22/2009 2:01 PM ET
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I just love the Medieval time period, and books set in it.  Problem is, I've read pretty much everything Medieval (or even close) by the authors I know of so far.

Authors I like (and who's Medieval catalog I've exhausted)

Julie Garwood
Kinley MacGregor
Lynn Kurland

Authors I like pretty well, and may or may not have read all of their Medievals

Christina Dodd
Shannon Drake
Shari Anton
Virginia Hensley

Any suggestions for more to look into?  Thanks in advance :)

Date Posted: 2/22/2009 2:21 PM ET
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Elizabeth Lowell has her Untamed trilogy. I haven't read it yet but it is in my TBR.

You'd probably like Marsha Canham's Robin Hood trilogy too.

Date Posted: 2/22/2009 2:41 PM ET
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Madeline Hunter and Jo Beverley have some good ones.

I remember Claire Delacroix and Jude Deveraux writing some medievals, but it's been years, so I don't know if they're any good or not.


Date Posted: 2/22/2009 3:03 PM ET
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Here's Marsha Canham's Robin Hood trilogy:

Through a Dark Mist

In the Shadow of Midnight

The Last Arrow

All 3 are really good books too:)

Date Posted: 2/22/2009 3:16 PM ET
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Claudia Dain has written some Medievals, I've read a couple of them and they were ok.


Date Posted: 2/22/2009 4:11 PM ET
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Love Madeline Hunter & Susan King

Date Posted: 2/22/2009 6:16 PM ET
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Harlequin Historicals have Medieval setting books.  You might want to do a search for them.

Date Posted: 2/22/2009 10:37 PM ET
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Madeline Hunter and Jo Beverley are the only authors of medievals I really love. Dark Champion is a good place to start for Beverely and By Possesion or By Design for Hunter.

Date Posted: 2/23/2009 12:40 PM ET
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Thank you all!  I'll look into all of these authors and series!

Date Posted: 2/23/2009 6:32 PM ET
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THe Maid of Lorne by Teri Brisbin was the very first romance I ever read.  I was hooked afterwards. 

Subject: midievel fiction/romance
Date Posted: 2/23/2009 8:15 PM ET
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Date Posted: 2/23/2009 10:09 PM ET
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I was going to suggest Elizabeth Chadwick also.  I LOVE her books.  They have romances in them, but they aren't strictly romances in the way we (on the romance boards) define them (HEA for all couples, no cheating/mistresses, etc.).  They are, I feel, very realistic (both in the day to day things and the romances themselves) and, they are, if I recall correctly, based on real life people a lot of the time.  They are very hard to find though.  I've been on the WL for all of her books and all ISBN versions for several months now and I don't think any of the lines have moved.  You can buy them used on Amazon though, most for reasonable prices. 

Date Posted: 2/23/2009 11:24 PM ET
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I know what you mean about the Elizabeth Chadwich books.  I finally started to look into......cringe.....buying them used.  And don't think that is any easier!  I finally ordered two and the orders were cancelled.  But seems like I read one of hers years ago and it was great so I wanted to try her again.  If I find any I will pass them on here.

Date Posted: 10/5/2009 9:58 AM ET
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You may want to check Sharon Kay Penman's books. She has written two medieval trilogies -  the Welsh Prince Trilogy and the Plantagnet Trilogy and about six medieval mysteries.

Date Posted: 10/5/2009 12:10 PM ET
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You should also check out Keeper of the Dream by Penelope Williamson.  It's one of the best medievals I've ever read.  And What A Scoundrel Wants by Carrie Lofty is another great one.

Date Posted: 10/5/2009 5:07 PM ET
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First medievals I ever read-and still among the best-Roberta Gellis.  Her Roselynde series is fabulous. Some of them have been re-released.  Some not.  Elizabeth Stuart did several-wish she still wrote this type of fiction.  And I agree with the Susan King(Sarah Gabriel)  and Jo Beverley recs-both authors are really good. 

Date Posted: 10/5/2009 5:18 PM ET
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Elizabeth Lowell wrote a great medieval series:  Forbidden, Untamed, Enchanted.  I highly recommend it.   I agree on Keeper of the Dream.  In fact, anything by Penelope Williamson is great.

Date Posted: 10/5/2009 5:39 PM ET
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Second Roberta Gellis  LOVE HER!  Elizabeth Chadwick as well,  Sharon Penman is soildly Historical Fiction however nothing light about her excellent work.

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 2:14 AM ET
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How about Elizabeth Elliott?  With a Z and two TTs.  After years of writer's block, she is finally going to have a new one out late next year.

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 7:33 PM ET
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Totally forgot about For My Lady's Heart & Shadow Heart by Laura Kinsale too.  Both are great books.