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Subject: In a mood and could use some suggestions
Date Posted: 1/27/2008 12:27 PM ET
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you all might snicker, but I'm in the mood for more books like one I read a while ago -- the type is swept away by the prince of some place or another.  I've seen some out there, but they look too sappy for me.  The one I read is about a woman who fell for this guy, for whatever reason I can't remember now, they were separated, and he turns out to be a prince or such, and of course they end up happily ever after, but the angst is in between. 

I know I'm not describing any of this well, dang it, but hope you get the drift!   I think I'm doing some wishful thinking here -- some tall, dark, prince please sweep me away!!!!



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Date Posted: 1/27/2008 1:44 PM ET
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Is there any chance that you remember the title or the author?  If you can, then check out What Should I Read Next here

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 5:20 PM ET
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I'm drawing a blank but I can definitely see wanting to read something like this when the mood strikes! I go through different phases myself...sometimes romantic suspense and lately funny stuff..just depends on my mood but I don't have any about princes but there were some of the harlequin type romances I read several years ago that dealt with royalty.

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 5:22 PM ET
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Jennifer Ashley's Penelope and Prince Charming is pretty much that way.  He is a prince and he's told to go to this village and find the woman he's to marry and she doesn't believe that he's a prince at first, but he convinces her and takes her back to his native country.

I have a brand new copy of it on my shelf, if it sounds good to you!

Hope that helps.

Ashley

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 5:22 PM ET
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Jennifer Ashley's Penelope and Prince Charming is pretty much that way.  He is a prince and he's told to go to this village and find the woman he's to marry and she doesn't believe that he's a prince at first, but he convinces her and takes her back to his native country.

I have a brand new copy of it on my shelf, if it sounds good to you!

Hope that helps.

Ashley

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 6:23 PM ET
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Ashley, thanks, I just ordered Penelope.  Now I'm thinking I'm about the alpha guy, swept away girl -- liked the looks of several of your books.   I can't abide sappy stupid, but some of those millionaire and the poor girl are fun.  There was another book -- I am awful with titles cause I read way too much -- where the woman was rehabbing her house and rented rooms, had nutso people living there, and a macho guy drives up on a big-a___ed motorcycle and rented a room.  Turns out he's some undercover cop or such and sweeps her away.

It's the swept away thing.  Geez.

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 6:26 PM ET
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http://www.likesbooks.com/intro.html try this. It lists different types of books based on various storylines. I check this often when i am looking for a specific storyline.

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 7:39 PM ET
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thanks, Tanya.

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 7:48 PM ET
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What a great resource, Tanya! Many thanks!

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 10:28 PM ET
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Just sharing a good website that someone else on this PBS website shared with me, i guess you could call that Paying it Forward? So the thanks really goes to all the great people who share the good websites on this message board.

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 10:31 PM ET
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Susan Mallery has a bunch of Silhouette Special Editions along this line, a bunch of sheiks who marry ordinary, everday women.  Alexandra Sellers has done some of the same type for the Silhouette Desire line.

Date Posted: 1/28/2008 12:47 AM ET
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Oh, what is the Julia Ross book?  My Dark Prince, I think.  it sounds an awful lot like that.  Good book too...

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780515128833-My+Dark+Prince

And wouldn't you know - there aren't any posted.

Oh yeah- and Swept Away (how fortuitous) by Marsha Canham is awfully darned good.  One of my keepers.



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Date Posted: 1/29/2008 9:47 PM ET
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thanks to everyone.  Great suggestions.  I've got Shieks on reserve and millionaires on hold.  and I'm going to be Swept Away!



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Date Posted: 1/29/2008 11:24 PM ET
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If you ordered Swept Away,  I strongly recommend this one by Marsha Canham as well:

Pale Moon Rider

It's another fast-paced, rollicking little adventure - and hot enough to fog up your windows too.  Both stories are the kind that grab you fast and are hard to put down.  I think I sat up all night reading both.  Very sweep-me-away-ish...:)

Date Posted: 1/30/2008 6:51 PM ET
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I've reserved a bunch of Susan Mallery's at the library too.  I should be about swept before too long.

Date Posted: 2/1/2008 7:30 AM ET
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you should try Panther's Prey - by Doreen Owens Malek



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Date Posted: 2/1/2008 10:46 PM ET
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I just ordered Panther's Prey, thanks for the suggestion.

Date Posted: 2/3/2008 1:05 PM ET
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I just pulled all my Susan Mallery sheiks and posted them to my shelf.  They're all Silhouette Special Editions.  I posted 9 or 10 in all.