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Subject: Romance Books You Can Read Over & Over
Date Posted: 10/13/2009 2:01 PM ET
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I saw this topic on another website and thought it would be fun here.  These a few of mine:

MacKenzies Mountain by Linda Howard

Open Season by Linda Howard:  the drug store scene and the colored condoms always make me laugh

Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard

Slow Heat in Heaven by Sandra Brown

One Summer by Karen Robards

Lucky's Lady by Tami Hoag

I know there are more but right now I can't come up with them.:)



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Ransom - Julie Garwood

Outlander - Diana Gabaldon

Virgin River - Robyn Carr

Subject: Absolutely agree about Howard's Mackenzie's!
Date Posted: 10/13/2009 2:34 PM ET
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Definitely true for me with MacKenzie's Pleasure-and the others as well.  I think Nic is one of the funniest child-character's ever!


For me, I always read SEP's It Had to Be You-to start the football season. 


And Mary Balogh's Christmas short stories usually get re-read-even with a stack of new Christmas stories on the shelf.  Especially-The Wassail Bowl


Patricia Veryan's Dedicated Villian and Practice to Deceive get read probably once a year. 


And right now, I'm flipping thru Carla Kelly's Surgeon's Lady (sitting here by the 'puter) thinking, "gosh, I'm sooo glad she's writing Regencies again". 

Date Posted: 10/13/2009 2:36 PM ET
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A Rose in Winter by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss and anything by Judith Ivory.

And the Twilight saga, of course. ;-)

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Hummingbird -- LaVyrle Spencer

The Outsider - Penelope Williamson

Always to Remember  & Texas Destiny -- Lorraine Heath

Date Posted: 10/13/2009 4:22 PM ET
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MacKenzie's Pleasure - Linda Howard (also like to skim through magic and game of chance and occasionally mountain - mission isn't my favorite though I'll skim through every so often

Midnight  Jewels, Wildest Hearts, Silver Linings, Uneasy Alliance - Jayne Ann Krentz

Born in Ice, Born in Shame - Nora Roberts

Warrior, Outlaw - Elizabeth Lowell

Calista's Men - Jory Strong

Forbidden Pleasure - Lora Leigh

Midnight Man - Lisa Marie Rice (and I think the  newest one might be a multi-read for me as well)

I think Virgin River will become a re-read also - probably the first 2 maybe 3 - once the series is 'done'

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I just recently re-read Knight in Shining Armor and Whitney My Love

Date Posted: 10/13/2009 4:39 PM ET
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This is such a long list... It's not on my keeper shelf if it's not worth re-reading!

Barely Mistaken by Jennifer LaBrecque - This little book had the poor misfortune of being published under the redheaded stepchild Harlequin Temptation line. It contains some of the funniest, most flirtatious dialog I've ever read, one of the sexiest no-sex scenes (all he does it make her bed for her), and one of the most tender phone sex scenes.

Diana Palmer - I grab one of her titles any time I want more angst than action but don't want to mentally travel back in time for an historical.

Lora Leigh's Bound Hearts, Nauti, Breeds, and Tempting SEALs series

Madeline Hunter's Seducer and Rothwell series.

Mary Balogh's Bedwyns and Miss Martin's School for Girls in Bath series.

Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series.

Rachel Lee's Conard County series.

Of course, the downside of re-reading a book in a series... I just hafta re-read the whole series. *sigh*


Date Posted: 10/13/2009 5:32 PM ET
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Anything by Marsha Canham.  I should know, I've read them all more than once:P  Loretta Chase's Lord of Scoundrels too.  And Flowers From the Storm by Laura Kinsale.  What else?  Ummm...  Bridal Favors and The Bridal Season by Connie Brockway, anything by Sherry Thomas, and tons more I can't think of atm.

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Mackenzie's Pleasure by Linda Howard

Colters' Woman by Maya Banks

Six by Opal Carew

any of the Family Found series by Gina Ferris Wilkins, espeically Loving and Giving

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Outlaw's Embrace by Francine Rivers 

Mouth to Mouth by Erin McCarthy

The Damsel In This Dress by Marianne Stillings

Sawyer by Lori Foster.

The Maid of Lorne by Terri Brisbin

Date Posted: 10/13/2009 8:25 PM ET
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I have a long list, because I'm a huge re reader,l but off the top of my head:

Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase, especially, but pretty much all of her books

Dreaming of You and Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas

The first 4 books of Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series

Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling books

That Scandalous Evening by Christina Dodd

CL Wilson's Tairen Soul books

Morning Glory by Lavryle Spencer

Nobody's Angel by Karen Robards

One Perfect Rose by Mary Jo Putney

Date Posted: 10/13/2009 8:54 PM ET
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I don't really read books more than once, but I definitely feel like I'm missing a lot of must read books.  I wish there was a really great way to know which books I have to read rather than trying to work my way through my ginormous TBR pile.

I'm taking all of your suggestions into consideration though :-)

Date Posted: 10/13/2009 9:11 PM ET
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Lord of Scoundrels - Loretta Chase (every May)
Arabella - Georgette Heyer
Frederica - Georgette Heyer
Duncan's Bride - Linda Howard
The Bromeliad Trilogy - Terry Pratchett

I'm trying to not keep as many books as in the past so a keeper these days has to be exceptionally good, but the ones on the Keeper Shelf right now have been grandfathered so I doubt I'll get rid of them. I'd love to reread more of them but with so many books TBR the guilties set in if I reread too many but I'm glad for the times I need a comfort read.


Date Posted: 10/13/2009 10:48 PM ET
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Is it the book or is it the comfort?

Scoundrel by Elizabeth Elliott

Billy Bob Walker Got Married by Lisa G Brown

Charming Grace, When Venus Fall, Sweet Hush, and A Place Called Home by Deborah Smith

Laid SF series by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

and when I'm sick, Jayne Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle.  Nothing like a light book with humor to fend off a cold or flu.

Date Posted: 10/13/2009 11:32 PM ET
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I have to agree with Virgin River Series I have already read them several times.

I just did a reread of Lord of Scoundrels a couple weeks ago.

I like rereading Julie Garwood's Ransom, Megan Hart's Dirty , Stranger, and Broken(although Broken needs a certain mood to reread).

I've reread  J. R. Ward's Black Dagger books at least once.

Spencer's Morning Glory and the Endearment .

I am sure there are others I am blanking on though...

Date Posted: 10/14/2009 9:20 AM ET
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Good idea!  Here are mine:

Knight in Shining Armor, Wishes - Jude Deveraux

The entire Conard County series - Rachel Lee (especially Miss Emmaline & the Archangel)

Morning Glory & Family Blessings - Lavyrle Spencer

The Montana Creeds series - Linda Lael Miller

Courting Miss Hattie - Pamela Morsi

The Visitation series - Lori Foster

Valentines' Knight - Renee Roszel


Betsy in Michigan

Date Posted: 10/14/2009 9:39 AM ET
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Years, Morning Glory, The Endearment , The Fullfillment : all by LaVyrle Spencer

Cherish- Catherine Anderson

Heaven in Texas- Curtiss Ann Matlock

Shelter Mountain-Robyn Carr

Last Chance Cafe-Linda Lael Miller

Message in  Bottle, The Notebook- Nicholas Sparks

The Horse Whisperer-Nicholas Evans

Montana Sky-Nora Roberts

Morning Comes Softly- Debbie Macomber

Beyond All Reason-Judith Duncan

Date Posted: 10/14/2009 12:54 PM ET
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Some very nice choices... and some good new reads on this thread for me!

I very rarely re-read... I hate already knowing what happens... (and I have to keep my self from flipping to the back when I start a book- I'm terrible like that!)

These are the few books that I have read more than once...

  • A Knight in Shining Armor  by Jude Deveraux
  • Love Play  by Rosemary Rogers
  • Scarlett (sequel to Gone With the Wind)  by Alexandra Ripley
  • Small Town Girl  by Lavyrle Spencer 
Date Posted: 10/14/2009 5:01 PM ET
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Linda Howard: Mackenzie series, Open Season, Mr. Perfect, White Lies, and several more of hers

Rachel Lee:  Conard County series

Debbie Macomber:  Same Time, Next Year, Hasty Wedding, Morning Comes Softly, Montana

Diana Palmer:  Carrera's Bride and several more

Janet Dailey:  Ride The Thunder, Touch The Wind, Nightway

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Date Posted: 10/25/2009 5:20 PM ET
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Great thread: picked up some new TBR authors/books.  My rereads: Georgette Heyer: these old shades, devil's cub (actually a lot of hers); LindaLael Miller: the McKettrick series, especially the historical ones, Jodie Thomas : almost all of hers.  More Than Words : Elizabeth Glenn (harlequin). 

I'll go back to Debbie Macomber as well: depends what mood I'm in.  I like her blossom st series. 

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Date Posted: 10/25/2009 10:48 PM ET
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What a great topic!  I am saving all your lists to use as books to order.  I have such a long TBR list, that I don't often read the same book twice.  Here are some of my favorites:

Beauty - Robin McKinley

Lord Harry's Folly - early Catherine Coulter

The unexpected Mrs. Pollifax - Dorothy Gilman

Crocodile on the sandbank - Elizabeth Peters

The Masqueraders - Georgette Heyer

Mary Y.

Date Posted: 10/25/2009 11:58 PM ET
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I have three:

Rose in Winter by Kathleen Woodiwiss

Untamed by Elizabeth Lowell

Once in Every Life by  Kristen Hannah


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Castles by Julie Garwood. Angel In Scarlet by Jennifer Wilde.