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Subject: Looking for great romace books with time travel, ghost, magic, etc
Date Posted: 8/21/2008 11:30 AM ET
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I read a lot a paranormal books, vampires, shifters, demons

Just looking for something a little different

I just finished Cindy Miles 1st two books and I'm hooked

Could you please suggest some really great books without vamp's, shifts, and demons


Date Posted: 8/21/2008 2:15 PM ET
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The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffeneger is a good read.

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Date Posted: 8/21/2008 5:21 PM ET
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Kd, You might want to ask this question in the Love and Romance discussion forum.   Those ladies are the experts.

But luckily, I happened upon your question here!   I love Cindy Miles books also.

One book you might like is Double Dating With the Dead Karen Kelly.   Unfortunately, it's wishlisted here on PBS.  But add yourself to the wishlist.  It's worth waiting for!

Have you read A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux?  It's a time-travel romance classic and in my personal list of top 10 books.  Out of 448 reviews on Amazon, 380 of those are 5 star reviews.  And most of the others are 4-star - there are very few below that.  That says something about how good this book is.

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Date Posted: 8/21/2008 5:24 PM ET
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I'm also going to vote for Time Traveler's Wife. Great story! I've read A Knight in Shining Armor too and really like it. It's on my Bookshelf right now, in case anyone is looking for a copy.

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Date Posted: 8/21/2008 6:01 PM ET
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I absolutely loved A Knight in Shining Armor, and I'm not much of a romance reader. I wish I could find another book that good and that memorable.

Date Posted: 8/21/2008 11:35 PM ET
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How about Diana Gabaldon's series "The Outlander".   Great time travel and romantic history.

Date Posted: 8/22/2008 6:00 AM ET
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Thanks everybody

 Diana Gabaldon's 1st book just came available  off my wish list, so i'll be starting that series

I read all Jude's books, loved her Historical's

I'm going after The Time Traveler's Wife next

Again thanks so much f

Date Posted: 8/22/2008 1:07 PM ET
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It's lacking true supernatural elements, but your topic calls for romance+magic, so I'll suggest Lindsay Clarke's THE CHYMICAL WEDDING which is one of my all-time favorite novels.
Date Posted: 8/22/2008 1:39 PM ET
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Sandy Blair has 3 books  - A Man in a Kilt(ghost then permanent time travel), A Rogue in a Kilt (fey healer), A Thief in a Kilt - fey who can see future. there probably aren't what you're really looking for. I found them to be cute/funny/very light romance. I enjoyed them though but not as a 'serious' read if that makes sense. The character in each book is introduced in the previous book and the last book has the couple from the 1st book in it briefly though not 'featured'.

Date Posted: 8/22/2008 1:49 PM ET
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I love "The Time Traveler's Wife."

Date Posted: 8/22/2008 1:55 PM ET
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I just finished Return to Summerhouse by Jude Deveraux;  includes some time travel  and just mailed it to another PBSer!

Date Posted: 8/22/2008 6:14 PM ET
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I have read all of Christine Feehan's books.  Their great!!

Subject: waiting for it to finish
Date Posted: 8/23/2008 4:50 PM ET
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I am new to this site, but if your looking for a great read that is romance and magic related, try the Tarien Soul  series.   I must warn you though, that the series is not completed yet!   I am waiting breathlessly myself for the end of the story!


Date Posted: 8/23/2008 6:58 PM ET
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You'd probably enjoy Garden Spells, by Sarah Allen

Date Posted: 8/23/2008 8:29 PM ET
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I totally agree with previous posters regarding Time Traveller's Wife.  It is my all time favorite book.

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Date Posted: 8/24/2008 6:23 PM ET
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 Constance O'Day Flannery has an older series of time travel romances out.  It starts with Timeless Passion, and was the first time travel I ever read, around age 16 or so. I still have it and read it once in a while. It's a wonderful storyline and her characters are terrific. There are 5 or 6 in that style of series she's written.

Subject: you want vamps, shifters and romance, gotta try these two authors
Date Posted: 8/26/2008 6:04 PM ET
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Christine Feehan is good - the dark series books, but for time travel and all that you've got to check out Sherrilyn Keyon's Dark Hunter series.  I really enjoyed them all.  I'm sad to be finished.   good luck

Date Posted: 8/27/2008 7:38 AM ET
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Thanks everybody

I'm going on a hunt, wish me luck

Date Posted: 8/27/2008 10:35 AM ET
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I highly recommend both Diana Gabaldon's Outlander Series and also Anne Rice's Vampire Series. But here's a few others that I've really enjoyed.

Cherry Adair - Edge of Fear, Edge of Darkness andEdge of Danger

Heather Graham - Ghost Walk

Nora Roberts - Sign of Seven Series and Circle Trilogy

Linda Howard - Son of the Morning

Date Posted: 8/27/2008 11:52 AM ET
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I have the following time travel romance on my shelf:

An Echo in Time (Time Passages Romance Series) :: Sherry Lewis

This series sounds like something you might be interested in.  I think I have a few others on my shelf as well.


Date Posted: 9/2/2008 8:52 PM ET
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'Garden Spells' by Sarah Allen was great - she has another 'The Sugar Queen' which was just as good.

Subject: Time Travel
Date Posted: 9/2/2008 10:53 PM ET
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I have a time travel on my shelf "A Love Through Time" by Teri Brisbin - It got excellent review at Amazon and here, too.



Date Posted: 9/3/2008 9:01 AM ET
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I just remembered Time and Again by Jack Finney, I read it a long time ago, but I remember that it was a good read.

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Blend mystery and science fiction with a romance which travels through time and you have a haunting story of a man transported back in time to fall in love with a beautiful woman of yesteryear.

I didn't realize that there is a sequel..I'll have to add From Time to Time to my TBR list..

 This looks interesting:The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century

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Date Posted: 9/3/2008 6:02 PM ET
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There's a time travel series I really enjoyed written by Allen Appel - there are four books in the serier - Time After Time, Twice Upon a Time, Till the End of Time and In Time of War.  The last one ended in a way that might suggest future books in the series.

Date Posted: 9/5/2008 11:12 AM ET
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Have you read any Laurell K. Hamilton the Anita Blake series?  You have all 3, vamps, shifters, and demons.  There are 16 books in the series.

Also Lori Handeland has romance, and shifters.

I saw that you have one of Linda Winstead Jones books, Prince of Fire.  Have you read the other two books before this one?  Or the three about their mothers?