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Subject: Stella Cameron?
Date Posted: 5/13/2009 3:39 PM ET
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I have a bunch of her in Mt TBR and the only one I tried was a DNF. Will I be missing anything if I just toss them all? Anything she's written that is a shame to miss? 

Date Posted: 5/13/2009 6:47 PM ET
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So over at All About Romance her average grade seems to be about a D+, and Mrs. Giggles (whose tastes are quite different from mine, but whose intelligence I respect) rates her books quite low, so at this point, I think she's outtie!

Date Posted: 5/13/2009 7:24 PM ET
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I've only read, or attempted to, one of her books, and it was a DNF.  I had no desire to go back for more.  lol

Date Posted: 5/13/2009 7:30 PM ET
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Willa - I'm thinking of ditching my Camerons as well. I read some of her old categories (Americans) and wasn't impressed, and wasn't impressed with the couple of historicals I tried to get into. Not only were they DNFs, they were BBs (barely beguns). I don't think I'll feel guilty for getting rid of them; sad thing is they were all bought new and are in such pristine condition. All that money....gone.....forever......but think of the room I'll have on the bookshelves. Hoooooooray.

Go for it - don't feel guilty. General consensus seems to be she's average.

Gail

Date Posted: 5/13/2009 8:53 PM ET
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I didn't care much for her books--I think I read one and got rid of the rest.

Date Posted: 5/13/2009 8:54 PM ET
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Oh I hear you, I feel bad just about the little bit of money I've wasted on them at library sales! But continuing to give them houseroom and a piece of my attention is almost like throwing good money after bad.

Date Posted: 5/13/2009 9:49 PM ET
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Hmm. I liked Cypress Nights.  I was disappointed that she didn't  go more into the hero's kinky side that was mentioned a few times. But overall I liked the book.

Date Posted: 5/14/2009 7:04 AM ET
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I recall enjoying the Mayfair Square books that I read.

Date Posted: 5/14/2009 6:37 PM ET
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I say dump them.  Sorry, I swapped for two when I first joined and can't get past page 35 in either.

Date Posted: 5/15/2009 12:44 AM ET
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I have one on my bookshelf.  It looks like it goes, with some other books, to a convalescent home.  I couldn't bring myself to dump it.  Others might enjoy them, like convalescent homes, etc.

Date Posted: 5/15/2009 1:24 AM ET
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I don't think anyone meant "dump" literally - just "get rid of." Most of my unwanted books get donated to the library.

Date Posted: 5/23/2009 10:07 PM ET
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Waste of your time, Willa.   I acquired a bulk of this authors books from eBay so I ended up reading a few.  From my experience, her historical seemed  a little better then her contemporary novels.  Apparently, her books are filled with sex,  and dull characters.   Not a very good combo. 

Books I did end up liking somewhat are, French Quarter and Bliss.  First one, because I thought the love scenes  were done really well, and the latter, because I am a sucker for second chance love plot device, but it was poorly executed.