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Subject: Loving the new genre posts feature on the homepage
Date Posted: 8/17/2008 3:03 PM ET
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I think I'm going to become addicted to this new feature. I set up my favorite genres as historical fiction, historical mysteries and graphic novels. (The tag for historical fiction is beneath the "genre fiction" tag.)

Yesterday, I snagged three of the books in the Morland Dynasty series by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, and I've spotted several other books that looked interesting, but kept myself from ordering them because I have so many unread books at home.

Has anyone else gotten anything good using this feature? :)



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Date Posted: 8/17/2008 4:11 PM ET
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Brag, brag, brag... ;-)

Enjoy the Morland Dynasty books!

Found your blog today. The Serpent's Tale sounds really good. Devil's Brood goes into the Henry II/Rosamund Clifford affair a little bit, but I think it is largely imagined and romanticized. Romanticizing history seems to be part of SKP's charm.

Date Posted: 8/17/2008 4:43 PM ET
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Oooh, I have two and three of Moreland Dynasty in my TBR pile, I really liked the first one.

I know, I am going to be in a lot of trouble there are so many cool books popping up.

Date Posted: 8/17/2008 5:08 PM ET
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I like this feature, as well.  I also like that you can order them right now and don't have to go on  WL.

Date Posted: 8/17/2008 9:29 PM ET
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I love it too.  I've got mine set for Historical Fiction, Classics, and Fantasy.  Saw some pretty good suggestions on there but I have yet to order any, mainly because I have been bombarded with WL offers lately and I'm afraid to order any books because I don't want to run out of credits :)

Date Posted: 8/18/2008 9:13 AM ET
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Morland Dynasty? tell me more! I learn so much about what's out there that's a good HF read.....

Date Posted: 8/18/2008 11:57 AM ET
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Genie, I have linked to your blog from mine. Your new blog is fantastic!

Colleen, here's more about the Morland Dynasty: http://www.cynthiaharrodeagles.com/morland1.htm

The books follow one family through history, beginning in the Wars of the Roses. The author has written books up to WWI and intends to go all the way to WWII.

Date Posted: 8/18/2008 5:17 PM ET
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omigosh!  I can't believe I'd never heard of the Morland Dynasty before. Just what I need  - a series that has 30 books in it.  MY TBR is huge. Just a few weeks ago I was amazed that I had around 17 books on my list; now I'm afraid to count.

Date Posted: 8/18/2008 7:11 PM ET
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I love love love this thing! I was looking for a book in a genre I don't normally read and I found one that I think I will like! and it's already been mailed out to me and I ordered it just yesterday! so excited by this new feature :) I feel like a kid at Christmas! lol
Date Posted: 8/18/2008 7:38 PM ET
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Thanks, Felicia!

Re Moreland Dynasty, I've read the first two books in the series. I think they're enjoyable. History is more the background than the story. The series centers around a family. Sometimes there are 100 years between 2 consecutive books, so you won't encounter too much of the same characters. But it's the same family.

If I remember correctly, the first book starts at the end of Edward IV's reign and goes until the end of Richard III's. They're a fun, light read.

Genie

Date Posted: 8/19/2008 5:25 PM ET
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The one thing about Moreland Dynasty that cracks me up is the author was talking about how this was an idea pushed by her publisher, to follow a family through England's history and how she was excited to tackle the project. I think she did a great job (at least on the first one) but I kept thinking - Philippa Carr (Jean Plaidy/Victoria Holt) did this with her series that started with "Miracle at St. Bruno" so it has been done.

Date Posted: 8/19/2008 6:57 PM ET
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Morland #2 is available - The Dark Rose

Date Posted: 8/23/2008 11:48 PM ET
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Okay, I'm completely baffled by this. How do you get "historical fiction."  I found a "History & Criticism" (criticism???) sub-category under Fiction (or something like that), but I can't find anything that specifically says "historical fiction."  Can anyone help me out here? 

ETA:  Nevermind.  Just figured it out.  For those of you who are impatient like me (and post a question before thoroughly researching to find the answer yourself), you can set "historical fiction" by picking "Literature & Fiction," then "Genre Fiction," and then "Historical." 

Funny, after I did my settings I was surprised to see a few Danielle Steel books come up on my main page!  I've never thought of Danielle as being a historical fiction author, LOL!  I've never been a fan of hers, but one of the books that came up actually piqued my interest a bit.  Go figure.

 



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Date Posted: 8/24/2008 2:16 PM ET
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Shelly, I also noticed Danielle Steel popping up in HF. I am not a DS fan and thought 'what is that doing there?'  I checked and yes, it was HF.  Who knew?!

Date Posted: 8/24/2008 4:24 PM ET
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Loosely, I'd say. But, I've read a few and the stories are ok.

Date Posted: 8/25/2008 7:53 AM ET
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All the historical romance writers come up under historical fiction, which I suppose is technically correct. It'd be nice if each had its own category.