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Subject: I would like some recommendations please...
Date Posted: 10/3/2008 9:49 AM ET
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I just found Gaelen Foley's books and love them.  Can anyone recommend some more authors of her writing style?  I would prefer to stay in Regency England but if you have others, don't hesistant. 


Date Posted: 10/3/2008 10:44 AM ET
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Judith Mc Naught  historicals  Until You, Something Wonderful, Almost Heaven, Whitney, My Love.

Mary Balogh's  Sligthly and Simply  series.

Lisa Kleypas

Mary Jo Putney

Julia Quinn

Date Posted: 10/3/2008 11:08 AM ET
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The only books I've read by Gaelen Foley so far are the Knight series books - Lord of Fire, etc.  I loved LoF but the others didn't do much for me so I haven't gotten into any of the others I have of hers yet & I'm not as sure of her style as I suppose I should be.  If you're looking for good regencies, I'd try out Jo Beverley, Loretta Chase, & Suzanne Enoch, along with the others suggested above.  If I recall correctly from the ones I've read by Foley, she's just slightly racier than some of those authors, especially Balogh & Putney, so I'd also suggest trying out Nicole Jordan if you like a little more spice in your books.  She can be a little heavy-handed with it, but she's a pretty competent writer.

Date Posted: 10/3/2008 12:46 PM ET
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I guess what I liked about Foley's books is that there is more to the story then just the romance...I liked the politics, history and other characters in the book, where unlike so many there is just the Hero/ heroine and their story without much other character/ world development.


Date Posted: 10/3/2008 1:49 PM ET
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Jo Beverley does good world building, especially in her Georgian books.  Eloisa James also comes to mind as someone to try.

Subject: Authors like Foley
Date Posted: 10/10/2008 12:34 PM ET
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I've read every single Foley book and loved most of them especially "Lord of Fire" and "Lady of Desire"

You must read Celeste Bradley's Liar's Club series starting with "The Pretender"  It's about Regency era spies and has intertwined characters and lots of drama.

Virginia Henley is good for historical background.  Try "A Year and A Day"


Date Posted: 10/13/2008 10:22 AM ET
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Thanks for the suggestions! 

Date Posted: 10/13/2008 9:53 PM ET
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If you liked the first book in Gaelen Foley's Spice trilogy, then you might like Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran, which is a really excellent book.

Date Posted: 10/13/2008 11:13 PM ET
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I second Caroline's recommendation- Duke of Shadows was one of the best books I've read this year so far.

Date Posted: 10/14/2008 2:08 AM ET
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