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Subject: Any suggestions??
Date Posted: 8/19/2009 10:42 PM ET
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I just read Through a Glass Darkly and Dark Angles by Karleen Koen. Loved them both!! Besides Phillippa Gregory, anyone have any other suggestions??

Date Posted: 8/19/2009 10:43 PM ET
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Welcome! I think there were a lot of good suggestions in the "Beyond Philippa Gregory" thread.  Enjoy!

Date Posted: 8/19/2009 11:37 PM ET
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Try some Susan Howatch. She is very readable, like Koen. I love books that I can't stand to put down. My first Howatch was Wheel of Fortune and I was absolutely mesmerized. I had company in town while I was reading it, and I kept finding a reason to run upstairs so I could sneak in a few pages!

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Date Posted: 8/20/2009 7:48 AM ET
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I loved Through a Glass Darkly. You have read the other two by Koen, Now Face to Face and Dark Angels? DA is a prequel (I recommend you read it last) and NFTF is the sequel to TAGD.

Susan Howatch is very good. I haven't read Wheel yet but I have read Cashelmara and Penmarric and enjoyed them a great deal. She uses the multiple first person narrative in a very effective manner.  What's fun about these three books is she parallels the Plantagenets. Penmarric's story mirrors Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine and their devil's brood. Cashelmara, Edward I and II. Wheel I believe is Edward III, Richard II and Henry IV and V.

Date Posted: 8/20/2009 8:56 AM ET
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I just finished Wheel of Fortune and it was wonderful!  Now I think I'll look for The Rich are Different and Sins of the Fathers.  Has anyone read them?  I understand they parallel Caesar and Cleopatra but set on Wall Street.  I think Howatch does multiple first person pov better than anyone I've read so far.