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Subject: Ordinary people
Date Posted: 4/9/2008 3:58 PM ET
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Here's something I've been thinking about today.  Are there any historical romances out there where the hero & heroine are just ordinary, every-day people?  No Lords or Ladys, just everyday regular working people.  I can't think of any of the top of my head and I'm just wondering if this even exists.

Date Posted: 4/9/2008 5:00 PM ET
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I haven't read much by her, but I usually her Carla Kelly recommended for this.

Hey, where's our funny excerpt? You're holding out on us!

Date Posted: 4/9/2008 5:07 PM ET
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The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett but I don't know if it can be called a romance....there is a romance in it, a couple actually.

Date Posted: 4/9/2008 5:17 PM ET
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Everything by LaVyrle Spencer is regular everyday people.  Except Small Town Girl where the heroine was a famous country singer.  But even in that story, she goes back home and falls in love with the boy next door.

Date Posted: 4/9/2008 5:40 PM ET
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I thought Pillars of the Earth was a great romance actually. Good suggestion. :)

Date Posted: 4/9/2008 6:53 PM ET
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One Knight Only by Julia Latham.  Heroine is a lady's maid and hero is an untitled knight and son of a blacksmith. 

Adventures of a Scottish Heiress by Cathy Maxwell.  Heroine is a merchants daughter and hero is an Irish outlaw. 

In The Bed of The Highlander-heroine is sort of a lady.  Her grandfather was a disgraced Earl who fled to America or something.  She was raised in America.  Hero is a Scottish lawyer/rebel. 

Have you read any Western historicals?  They're usually just cowboys, ranchers, farmers etc...,  The occasional transplanted Lord or Lady. 

(I could not get through Pillars of the Earth.  I wanted too but all the "ways of monastic life" and "how to build a cathedral" stuff was just too much for me.

Last Edited on: 4/9/08 6:54 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/9/2008 11:12 PM ET
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Some of the Amanda Quick novels are ordinary folks.