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Subject: Queen Hereafter by Susan Fraser King - read it?
Date Posted: 2/9/2011 12:28 AM ET
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I was browsing my library's ebook selection (poor at best) and found a promising HF gem amongst the manga, comic books, and self-help stuff that is always there. (Nothing against those things, don't get grumpy. lol)

So I snatched it up right away and see that it's WL'd with no reviews yet. Have any of you read it yet? This is my first HF that has anything to do with kings, queens, etc. so I don't know what to expect here. :)

Also, after getting a few chapters in I looked it up on Amazon and found that Lady Macbeth was book one and this is the follow-up. Should I try to find that one to read first do you think?

Date Posted: 2/9/2011 1:31 AM ET
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I've not read either of those, but I have read some of the Scottish historical romances she published as "Susan King".  Most weren't too bad and some were quite good.

If she stays with the same techniques as she did in her romances, I'd read the previous book first -- she likes to bring back older characters and weave them into the story, and having their backstory can be helpful.

Thanks for the tip, too -- going to check out her HF.

Date Posted: 2/9/2011 7:20 AM ET
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I've been eyeing both of those books myself.  I didn't realize they were sequels or connected in any way, so thanks for that! 

Elizabeth...I still love that shot of your kitty!  laugh

Date Posted: 2/9/2011 8:09 AM ET
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I read Lady Macbeth and I thought it was wonderful. I can't say if you should read it first. LM was a complete story, so my guess is, you could read them as stand-alones.

Date Posted: 2/9/2011 9:45 AM ET
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I've pretty much read everything she's done.  Sarah Gabriel is another pseudo as well.  Lady Macbeth was absolutely fabulous.  AFAIK, Queen Hereafter isn't connected in any way.  I'm impatiently waiting for this one on my wl.  I've come really close to buying it, but can't bring myself for pony up for the hefty hb price tag. 

 

Date Posted: 2/9/2011 11:25 AM ET
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Ok, thank you ladies! I'm already 40 pages into Queen Hereafter and was hoping I could read them as stand alones. So far, I'm really enjoying it. :)

Date Posted: 2/9/2011 1:13 PM ET
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Just what I need - more books for my TBR pile.

Date Posted: 2/9/2011 1:39 PM ET
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I'm going to be the voice of dissent, I thought "Lady MacBeth" was just meh.  Having said that, I agree that it was a complete story so I think you'd be fine. 

Date Posted: 2/9/2011 3:48 PM ET
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Mimi - you aren't the lone voice of dissent.  I thought Lady Macbeth was just OK; however, since there isn't much written about Margaret, I"ll probably read this one at some point (when I get the book from here...).

Date Posted: 2/9/2011 6:19 PM ET
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I agree, I have "Queen Hereafter" on my WL for that exact same reason. 

Date Posted: 2/9/2011 6:36 PM ET
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I wasn't quite as meh as Mimi and Daphne are, but it didn't rock my world either, maybe a 3.5 IIRC. Definitely a library book, and not a keeper.

Date Posted: 2/9/2011 7:12 PM ET
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Christa, Somebody around here is in need of the wet noodle!

Just sayin...

Date Posted: 2/9/2011 8:09 PM ET
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Well, Genie -- I sure hope I fall in your camp since I already spent a credit on it (but I wish your camp were a bit larger).

Date Posted: 2/10/2011 7:38 AM ET
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I sure hope I fall in your camp since I already spent a credit on it (but I wish your camp were a bit larger).

Me too. But look on the bright side: You've been able to talk Christa outta the whip, er, noodle in the past. Yeah?