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Subject: Thank you for the Karen Ranney recommendation
Date Posted: 3/10/2008 9:51 PM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2007
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About a month ago, I requested tearjerker recommendations. Well, someone (actually a whole bunch of someones) recommended Karen Ranney's Tapestry. Okay so I went into it thinking well, I'll be a little teary-eyed. Um no--this book reduced me to out and out sobbing tears which usually only happens to me when I re-read Anne of Green Gables and get to Matthew Cuthbert's death.

 

So thank you thank you ladies for the recommendation. Gosh that was a good book.

Date Posted: 3/11/2008 8:24 AM ET
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I think I was one of the ones who recommended Tapestry.  Glad you enjoyed it. I do so enjoy emotionally intense books.  That was a 3 kleenex box book IMHO and I cried harder reading that book than I ever have before.  While a great book, not quite a keeper for me because it was a little too emotionally draining for me to read again.  I so love a tortured hero and he was way beyond tortured.  

Another book that made me cry (almost) as hard was Diana Gabaldon's Dragonfly in Amber, but you need to have read Outlander first since it's second in a series and if you're an Outlander fan, you've probably already read this. 

I get alot of recommendations from this site so I thought I'd post a link for you with more tearjerkers.

www.likesbooks.com/tears.html

 

They also have a searchable reviews database where you can actually read the reviews before you buy or request the book.  The ratings (which include sensuality ratings) are usually spot on for me.

www.likesbooks.com/cgi-bin/searchReviews.pl

 

 

 



Last Edited on: 3/11/08 10:23 AM ET - Total times edited: 5
Date Posted: 3/11/2008 7:34 PM ET
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Oh man I agree on "Dragonfly in Amber".  I cried for two days at the ending the first time I read that one.

Sherri

Date Posted: 3/11/2008 7:44 PM ET
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I haven't tackled the Outlander series yet.

There was one part in Tapestry that really put me over the edge--I won't post it here because I don't want to post a spoiler but in that section there was one line--a very simple line--that was the final straw.

I'm going to read a Jennifer Crusie book next--I've heard she's a funny writer so I'm looking forward to a break from the angst.

Date Posted: 3/12/2008 7:21 AM ET
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I don't read much contemporary, but I have her Welcome to Temptation that I won in a contest.  Should read it sometime.