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Subject: Suggest something for me...
Date Posted: 11/23/2010 11:23 PM ET
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I prefer series. (multiple books that are part of a series) I hate when a story ends.

I prefer romance, but something realistic. No knights or midevil or vampires or anything like that.

Example: Debbie Macomber has a series I'm reading right now that I really like.


Any suggestions???

Date Posted: 11/24/2010 9:16 AM ET
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Karen White has started her Tradd Street series.  Right now there are only two books, with books 3 and 4 set to be released in 2011 and 2013.  These are romance with a ghost story attached, but nothing over the top.  I found them fairly realistic, but I'm a believer in ghosts and have had some experience with haunted houses.  The first book is The House on Tradd Street, the second The Girl on Legare Street.  I'm not a romance fan at all, but I did enjoy the first two books and am looking forward to the next installments.

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Date Posted: 11/24/2010 4:04 PM ET
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Meg Cabot's Heather Wells series is great! It's a mystery series but there is a love story there, and even though she has noly written 3 books, I know she is planning to write more. Another good series from Meg Cabot is The Queen of Bable series. No supernatural stuff whatsoever, just good old romance and humor. I highly recommend. There are 3 books in that series as well.

Date Posted: 11/24/2010 9:47 PM ET
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Have you read Susan Wiggs?  She write romance that has life interspersed.  The stories are very real.

Also, if you like series, Jennifer Chiaverini's Elm Creek Quilters is very good.  I think it starts with the Quilter's Apprentice. 

Subject: lots of fiction
Date Posted: 11/24/2010 9:53 PM ET
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Check out www.fantasticfiction.com  great for ideas of new authors. 

punkin's momma

Date Posted: 11/25/2010 12:07 AM ET
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Thank you all very much! I wrote down all the authors and I'm going to search for them. Much appreciated!

Date Posted: 11/25/2010 1:37 AM ET
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You would probably like Robyn Carr and her Virgin River series.  They remind me of Debbie Macomber.

Date Posted: 11/25/2010 1:55 AM ET
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All About Romance has a section called "If you like..."  with recommendations.  They have great suggestions, organized by periods, story plots, or authors.  The books are suggested by readers, not publishers.  Reviews as well.

All About Romance Main Page

If You Like

Date Posted: 11/25/2010 10:38 AM ET
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Emilie Richards has a series called Shenandoah Album that I really enjoyed.

Date Posted: 11/25/2010 1:04 PM ET
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I was gonna suggest Robyn Carr's Virgin River series but someone beat me to it! I've only read one book of Susan Wigg's Lakeshore chronicles but you might like that series. Sherryl Woods has a lot of books too that I have in my tbr but I've seen her and these others mentioned by the same people on other forums.

Date Posted: 11/25/2010 7:56 PM ET
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Date Posted: 11/26/2010 9:16 PM ET
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Have you ever read any books by Linda Lael Miller?

I really enjoyed her books centered around the McKettrick family and the Triple M Ranch.

List of all the book featured in the series:


Another great series by Linda Leal Miller is her Look Back series. There are three books in all. I really loved these books. It combines romance & mystery, and to top it all off our main character, Claire, isn't a fragile female, but a strong woman who can take care of herself. Another plus is Claire's romantic interest isn't an overbearing alpha male.

I have read many books in which the female's love interest is so overbearing that it borders on abuse (control freaks).  In this series the man is normal, and doesn't seem to have control issues like so many male characters you see in books today.

If you are interested in learning more about them:


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Date Posted: 11/27/2010 3:03 PM ET
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I like the books by this author.  They are a loose series - this is one in the series.

Another series I like are the ones from this author:

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Date Posted: 12/8/2010 2:00 PM ET
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I just finished A Year on Ladybug Farm, Life on Ladybug Farm and Love Letters from Ladybug Farm by Donna Ball. I loved them.  I don't know if there are further books in the offing, but I certainly hope so. They are quite similar in style to the Elm Creek Quilters series.

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 7:52 PM ET
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Diana Gabaldon - Outlander series.  Sara Donati has a series starts with Into the Wilderness, I think. 

Date Posted: 12/18/2010 7:46 PM ET
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On Sandy's recommendation, I read (and just finished) "The House on Tradd Street."  I really enjoyed it and put the second one on my wish list. 

Date Posted: 12/19/2010 1:21 PM ET
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Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooters series.

There's also a series all written by differents authors it centers around a town called Coopers Corners.

Subject: Mary Alice Monroe
Date Posted: 12/20/2010 10:40 AM ET
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Well, shameless plug time. She is my sister. She is also a very good writer. http://www.maryalicemonroe.com 





Date Posted: 12/20/2010 11:11 AM ET
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Well, how cool is THAT, Greg!  I'm going to look to see if any of her books are available (although I feel a little guilty looking for them here rather than on Amazon!)