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Subject: Skp - having a tough read
Date Posted: 12/11/2011 9:46 PM ET
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Ive been off line for quite some time. Due to the overwhelming love of Sharon Kay penman on this forum I have an entire shelf full of to be read books. My issue - I am completely bored with the sunne in splendour. I'm 300 pages into it and it puts me to sleep every night after 5 or so pages. So my question - which book is every ones favorite by Skp?? I'd like to give her another shot. Thanks
Date Posted: 12/11/2011 9:47 PM ET
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I love Time and Chance and Devil's Brood

Date Posted: 12/12/2011 12:21 AM ET
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Hands down Here be Dragons! 

Date Posted: 12/12/2011 7:39 AM ET
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Here be Dragons.

Date Posted: 12/12/2011 9:51 AM ET
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Sunne is my favorite, but it's probably as much sentimental as anything, because it was my first Penman.  I think Devil's Brood was next favorite.

Date Posted: 12/12/2011 10:47 AM ET
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Jennifer, maybe try her series of historical mysteries featuring Justin de Quincy.  There are four of them, and they're great reads.  

Date Posted: 12/12/2011 11:16 AM ET
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Vicky I was going to suggest that as well.

When Bonnie started reading H/F I sent her those to read to start.

Date Posted: 12/12/2011 1:02 PM ET
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That's a pretty good idea.  They're shorter and faster paced.

Date Posted: 12/12/2011 3:13 PM ET
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Sunne is my favorite, but I could be persuaded to vote for Here Be Dragons. smiley

Date Posted: 12/13/2011 12:13 AM ET
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Thank you. I have both devils and dragons so I'll give it a shot. Ill post my thoughts after. Thanks again
Date Posted: 12/13/2011 9:56 AM ET
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Oh, but Devil's Brood is the third book of the trilogy, and it really isn't standalone. So much of the characters' dialogue and decisions would lose some of their significance if you didn't have the background that's been building for ... twenty years or more by that point.   It starts with When Christ and His Saints Slept, which is also very good.