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Subject: Need a new author
Date Posted: 3/9/2008 5:58 PM ET
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Hello!  I am in search of a new author because I feel like I've read all the books by the authors I like.  My favorties include: Nora Roberts, Julia Quinn, Mary Balogh, Millie Criswell, Marian Keyes, Jane Green, and Jennifer Weiner, just to name a few.  I really don't like Sci-Fi or anything along those line. 

I would appreciate any suggestions!



Date Posted: 3/9/2008 7:01 PM ET
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Maybe Kristin Hannah and Jodi Picoult maybe.

Date Posted: 3/9/2008 7:41 PM ET
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M C Beaton, Debbie Macomber, Rita Mae Brown, Lillian Jackson Brown

look them up and read some book descriptions to see if they might interest you.


ETA:  also try JD Robb (a pen name of Nora Roberts, IIRC)

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Date Posted: 3/9/2008 7:47 PM ET
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How about Tracy Chevalier (The Girl with the Pearl Earring, or my favorite, The Lady and the Unicorn), or Adriana Tragliani (Big Stone Gap series), or Amy Tan (The Joy Luck Club and many others)?  Or a classic or two if you haven't read them yet, like Little Women or Gone With the Wind?  

Hooray for women writers!!!!! 

Subject: My New Favorite Author
Date Posted: 3/9/2008 8:48 PM ET
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Like you, I'm a fan of Marian Keyes, Emily Griffin, and Jane Green. I was looking for a new author and my mom suggested Jonathan Tropper. I've started How to Talk to a Widower and I can't put it down! She says all of his books (currently there are four) are very good and very similar to Keyes, Griffin and Green - only from a man's perspective. I wasn't sure if I would enjoy reading family/relationship stories from a man's perspective as much - but it is very well written and the stories are realistic - sad and funny. Love him, love the book!

Date Posted: 3/9/2008 10:04 PM ET
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Hannah Howell is excellent and if you like Julia Quinn, I would HIGHLY recommend Lisa Kleypas. She is hands down my favorite author in the genre and there are really only one or two of her books that I didn't immediately fall in love with!

Date Posted: 3/9/2008 10:15 PM ET
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How about Lorna Landvik? 

Date Posted: 3/9/2008 10:26 PM ET
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My mom really likes Nora Roberts and is also a big fan of Julie Garwood...

Date Posted: 3/10/2008 9:54 AM ET
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Try Suzanne Brockman, JoAnn Ross, Jayne Anne Krentz,  Sandra Brown, Julie Garwood, Laurell K. Hamilton  Anne Stuart (paramnormal) , Christine Feehan, (vampires, dark romance),

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Date Posted: 3/10/2008 12:38 PM ET
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I like Roberts, Quinn, Balogh as well.  Here are some other authors that I like that might be of interest:

Stephanie Laurens

Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Lisa Kleypas

Stef Ann Holm

Catherine Anderson

Date Posted: 3/10/2008 1:39 PM ET
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Thanks for the help.  I am going to look into some of those authors.  If only the authors I liked wrote as fast as I read, then I wouldn't have this problem.

Cheers, Katie

Date Posted: 3/11/2008 12:33 PM ET
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Jennifer Crusie, Marliss Melton, Iris Johansen, Catherine Coulter, and Hester Browne are all authors that might catch your interest,  and take a look at The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell.

Date Posted: 3/11/2008 4:16 PM ET
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Luanne Rice.  Or try some Chris Bohjalian!

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 2:14 AM ET
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Maeve Binchy has a decent number of books out, could keep you going for a little while..

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 8:22 AM ET
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I second Maeve Binchy! 

I also enjoy Anne Rivers Siddons and Anne Tyler. 

Lorna Landvik is a great author too!  I got to see her in person and have her sign all my Lorna Landvik books this past fall.  She is very funny in person-a wonderful speaker. 

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 8:30 AM ET
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Elizabeth Berg.