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Subject: Tell me about...Nancy Moser
Date Posted: 6/9/2008 9:37 PM ET
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What is she like as an author?  Do you like her?  Can she be compared to someone else?  Do you have a favorite by her?  Does she write all types of books? etc, etc, etc.

I haven't read anything by her & before I take the time to look her up on the internet I thought I'd ask you guys for your opinion.  You haven't let me down yet :)   I seriously know NOTHING about her. 

Thanks ahead of time! 


Date Posted: 6/9/2008 9:45 PM ET
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i love nancy moser's books!!!

she's written several different genres - historical fiction, women's fiction

my favorites are her historicals about differnt historical women - Mozart's Sister (about Nannerl Mozart), Just Jane (Jane Austen), Washington's Lady (Martha Washington)

Just Jane is so good, even better than watching that Becoming Jane movie.

also really good is Solemnly Swear - court case drama

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Date Posted: 6/9/2008 9:53 PM ET
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So, this may be a dumb question, is she considered a Christian writer or no not really?  I was under the assumption she was, but like I said above I really know NOTHING about her.....

Subject: nancy moser
Date Posted: 6/9/2008 10:06 PM ET
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yes nancy moser is a christian author.  i am pretty sure that she writes for bethany house?  anyway,  i have read two of her three historical fictions as well.  just jane and mozar's sister.  i absolutely loved them both.  i have not read any of her contemporary fiction because i am more interested in historical...however, i would try it because i enjoyed the other's so much.  she just had a new release...washington's lady (also historical).  i ordered it from cbd.com however, i cannot start it because i dont want it to end if that makes sense!  anyways...if you are interested in histoircal fiction you would definitely enjoy them.

by the way loved ashley stockingdale series by billerbeck.


Date Posted: 6/9/2008 10:59 PM ET
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I'm about 1/3 way through "Time Lottery"...............enjoying it so far.   Very thought provoking..............what time would I go back to?? 

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 11:06 PM ET
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Thank you all for your wealth of information! 

So it sounds like she has a lot of stand alone titles.  I feel I have so many different series to get thru right now that I'm not looking to start any new ones.  I guess I'll need to check her out on the web when I get a little bit of time. 

Date Posted: 6/10/2008 6:56 AM ET
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I just read her book "Washington's Lady" about Martha Washington and it was really good - it was the first book I've read by her, but I was impressed.

Date Posted: 6/10/2008 1:14 PM ET
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I read Time Lottery and just finished Second Time Around.  I liked them both.  I would have probably enjoyed them more if she had shown that what choices you make do change your future and the future of others.  But, it's fiction and she wrote it I didn't.  But, all in all they were both enjoyable.  And they did make you think, if you had the chance to go back to a certain period of time in your life and change something, when would it be and what changes would you make. 

Date Posted: 6/10/2008 2:19 PM ET
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I thought her book, Mozart's Sister was pretty good.  While not a page-turner, it was still very  interesting. I have Washington's Lady but haven't read it yet.

Date Posted: 6/11/2008 3:41 PM ET
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I loved Time Lottery and The Seat Beside Me. I would like to read her  Temptation series. I have all 3 of her historicals but haven't read them yet.

Date Posted: 6/12/2008 12:49 PM ET
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Bren, thanks for mentioning her first series, though it's actually called The Mustard Seed Series (the first book is called The Invitation, then The Quest, then The Temptation).  That's what I read by her first, and I thoroughly enjoyed all of them.  I've also read The Seat Beside Me, and that was one thought-provoking book.  I have a couple of her historical books, and most of her other contemporary books that are in my ever-growing TBR pile!!  :o) 

Date Posted: 6/19/2008 9:11 PM ET
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I just saw this, so sorry it's late.

I've only read, or started to read, two of Nancy's ... I started with A Steadfast Surrender - I did NOT like it at all.  it was just boring .. kept expecting something to happen.  I finally put it down half way through.  Then I read Mozart's Sister.  i enjoyed this more, only because of the historical interest - I ended up going out and buying a Mozart CD because of it, but honestly I still didn't care for her writing style. Still I think I have Just Jane on my wish list.

Just my 2 cents!

Date Posted: 6/22/2008 9:46 PM ET
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Sometimes I like her books, and sometimes I don't. I really liked Time Lottery, but I couldn't stand Solemnly Swear. I thought it was too "convenient" and contrived.


Subject: nancy moser
Date Posted: 7/29/2008 3:49 PM ET
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She is a great author. I adored her Sister Circle series. It's a contemporary series about a widow who starts a boarding house and gets stuck with some rather unusual boarders. Very heatwarming, I highly recommend you start with the first. You won't be able to put them down. I have bought copies for many friends.

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 11:01 AM ET
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I love Nancy's books I read Steadfast Surrender and loved it once you got into it. I also love Time Lottery and just started Second Time Around and so far so good.  Sometimes I think it depends what space the reader is in weather the book is good or not.  I will be reading more of hers.

Subject: Nancy Moser's Mustard Seed Series
Date Posted: 8/2/2008 6:54 PM ET
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I have the three books mentioned by southernsassygirl; however, it is my understanding that there is a fourth book in the series called 'The Inheritance."  Am I wrong.  PBS doesn't have it listed. 

Date Posted: 8/3/2008 8:29 PM ET
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Oh, man, I am a major Nancy Moser fan since discovering her here. The Seat Beside Me is awesome and really convicted my heart about my own witnessing (or lack of). The whole Mustard Seed series was really good. I just got the first of the Sister Circle series and can hardly wait to start it. You cannot go wrong with a Moser book.

Subject: Nancy Moser
Date Posted: 8/18/2008 11:37 PM ET
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I recently finished reading the Mustard Seed Series and really enjoyed it.  I would like to read the Sister Series and I have Solemnly Swear on my Wish List.  I really enjoyed the Mustard Seed Series and am looking forward to reading more of her books in the future.

Date Posted: 8/20/2008 7:25 PM ET
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i just finished time lottery and am halfway through a second time around. i am really enjoying them. and they do make you think about what you would change if you had the choice to do so