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Subject: Suggestions anyone?
Date Posted: 3/27/2009 10:58 PM ET
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I was hoping someone could provide a few suggestions for books.  I am looking for a comtemporary romance about the heroine on vacation in a forgein country (preferably UK or Ireland, or elsewhere in Europe) where she meets a local guy (sexy accent and all) and falls in love.  Think the movie version of PS I Love You

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 1:03 AM ET
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Men in Kilts by Katie McAllister comes to mind, though I didn't love it.

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 1:35 AM ET
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I just read one by that same author-Improper English..it was funny but imo the woman was a selfish selfcentered idiot who didn't deserve the guy! once I just focused on reading it for the humor I was ok but not my kinda romance though it might appeal to the chick lit age group.

Sherryl Woods has one 'destiny unleashed' with an older woman going back to meet the man s he left behind 20 yrs or so ago because she had to raise her 3 nephews. very little sex and what there is isn't focused on but I really enjoyed the book and it flashed back a bit to their relationship in the beginning.

and my favorite! Nora Roberts' Born in Shame - it's the 3rd in the trilogy. I'd read them in order but if you don't want to do that the books are about 2 sisters and a halfsister.this is the halfsister no one knew anything about until some old letters were found after their dad's death. I didn' care much for born in fire(first book) but loved born in ice and born in shame! the sister in born in shame lives in the US and tra vels to Ireland to meet the halfsisters and falls in love with a local man.

I think the same author has another Irish trilogy and I'm pretty sure at last 2 of the books has someone from here going to Ireland.

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 10:31 AM ET
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Improper English by Katie McAllister--it is pretty zany though! More of a comedy romance than a sweet, heartfelt one.

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 1:27 PM ET
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The book that came to mind was The Tamarind Seed.  Not a comedy, for sure, but really intrigueing (sp), especially if you are over 45 or 50 years old and remember the cold war.   Great novel, almost no sex, but dripping with desire and international politics. 

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 1:27 PM ET
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The Scot, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Accidental Witch, Bk 3) by Annette Blair - I thought this was a very good book. I have read a couple of others that were very good but I can't remember the titles right now. Will post them as I remember.

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 9:46 PM ET
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I really enjoyed this one - "The Corset Diaries" by Katie McAllister.

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 11:10 PM ET
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Lisa Marie Rice's Port of Paradise fits that bill. The heroine goes to Italy to help her friend while she is in the hospital. The hero is a local cop. I really liked the book. Also some of Karen Marie Moning's Highlander series fits what you are looking for. Although they are paranormal romance so beware just in case you don't like that. Four of Christina Skye's Draycott Abbey series has American women in foreign countries. The four that I can remember are: Season of Wishes, The Perfect Gift, Bride of Dreams, and Bride of the Midst. I think the other women in the rest of the series are not American. That's all I can think of right now.

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Date Posted: 3/29/2009 12:52 AM ET
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The location is Hawaii, but Your Mouth Drives Me Crazy by Helenkay Dimon may be suitable.  The Firefighters (anthology) includes a novella by Susan Lyons that takes place in Australia.

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 12:58 AM ET
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I haven't read this book yet, but I was looking at it today while going through my TBR list.

Fair Haven by JoAnn Ross.

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 2:59 AM ET
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Donna Kauffman has a series about Scottish brothers.  At least one has an American on vacation.

Date Posted: 4/4/2009 1:10 AM ET
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Thank you all so much!  They all sound like good books, and I will most assuredly look into some of these titles (especially before my little trip across the pond...)