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Subject: recommendations for light-hearted, witty, fun historical romance books
Date Posted: 11/2/2010 1:44 PM ET
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similiar style to:  Kleypas' The Wallflower series; Quinn's Bridgerton series; Eloisa James, Celeste Bradley, Victoria Alexander, etc.

Really in the mood to read some fun, witty stuff . . . who do you recommend?



Date Posted: 11/2/2010 1:53 PM ET
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Lisa Kleypas's Hathaway series

The Paid Companion by Julia Quinn

Date Posted: 11/2/2010 1:56 PM ET
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Anne Mallory's The Seven Secrets to Seduction...awesome read!

Date Posted: 11/2/2010 3:45 PM ET
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Suzanne Enoch's Rules of Engagement definitely fits all your criteria.

Date Posted: 11/2/2010 6:35 PM ET
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I think Paid Companion might be Amanda Quick; also her book Ravished is excellent :)

Date Posted: 11/2/2010 7:07 PM ET
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Julia London's Desperate Debutante's series. 

Date Posted: 11/2/2010 8:19 PM ET
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If you like Americana, Pamela Morsi's Historicals also fit your bill and they are all wonderful!

Date Posted: 11/2/2010 9:22 PM ET
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Jillian Hunter

Not so much romance but: The Pink Carnation Series by Lauren Willig. There's a bit of humor in those.

The Naked series by Sally Mackenzie

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Date Posted: 11/2/2010 9:36 PM ET
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I found lots of humor in the three series:

Princes by Elizabeth Hoyt     Raven Prince, Leopard Prince, Serpent Prince

Essex Sisters by Eloisa James      Much Ado About You, Kiss Me Annabelle, Taming of the Duke, Pleasure for Pleasure  I'll bet you have already read these.

Sharon Sala has a series that is hysterically funny and touching, too.   Whipporwill, The Amen Trail and The Hen House    These books are really great historical romance and a real surprise from Sharon Sala.

Date Posted: 11/2/2010 10:14 PM ET
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I find Loretta Chase to be hysterical at times, and I just flat out love her books.  Mr Impossible stands out as fun and funny, but all of her books have a lot of humor.  .Sabrina Jeffries School for Heiresses is good and not too heavy.  Karen Hawkins' Scotland books border on too light, but I did like them.

Date Posted: 11/3/2010 6:06 AM ET
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Betina Krahn : Luck Be a Lady

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Date Posted: 11/3/2010 8:19 AM ET
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Sandra Hill's Viking/Navy SEAL time travel series is hysterical and hot.

Date Posted: 11/7/2010 10:00 AM ET
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I totally agree with the above Lisa Kleypas, Sally Mackenzie's Naked series and Sandra Hill's Viking/Navy SEAL series. Sandra Hill's "Frankly My Dear" is a funny take on a modern woman going back in time to post civil war south. Cindy Miles has some really good time travel /paranormal books (Spirited Away & Into thin Air) that are also light hearted, funny, etc. Lynsay Sands (Devil of the Highlands series) and Teres Medeiros (Kane & Farleigh series) both have historicals that are funny and witty.

Subject: Witty historical romance writers
Date Posted: 11/7/2010 12:09 PM ET
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To add to the above list:  Barbara Metzger writes very witty romance novels--mostly Rengency & Victorian period stuff--  I love her books and they all have great amounts of humor .  Also, some of Jill Barnett's stuff is quite humerous ("Wicked", Wild, Wonderful...).

Thanks for bringing this subject up as I have garnered a bunch of new suggestions from your other responders!