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Topic: It's Turkey month already -what are you reading in November?

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Subject: It's Turkey month already -what are you reading in November?
Date Posted: 11/1/2016 9:35 AM ET
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Thanksgiving will be here soon and then comes Christmas! I don't think I can handle the way time is flying - LOL!

Soon I plan to start Shadow of the Hangman by Edward Marston. I haven't read any of his books yet so we'll see how this one is.

BTW, I have a beautiful HB copy of A Maiden Weeping by Jeri Westerson. If anyone is interested just PM me. A Maiden Weeping: A medieval mystery (A Crispin Guest Medieval Noir Mystery) :: Jeri Westerson  TAKEN!!!!



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Date Posted: 11/1/2016 12:33 PM ET
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I've started  Purity of Blood by Arturo Perez-Reverte, the second Captain Alatriste novel.

Date Posted: 11/1/2016 1:58 PM ET
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I just started Imperium by Robert Harris.

Date Posted: 11/1/2016 2:27 PM ET
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I've just started the trilogy by Sandra Worth The Rose of York.  So far, enjoying reading about Richard's younger years and the conflicts he was presented with.

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Date Posted: 11/2/2016 8:06 AM ET
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Good Morning ladies reading Secrets of the Otherworld by Kelly Armstrong, It is paranormal. I will switching over to HF after this one is done.

Alice

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Date Posted: 11/3/2016 7:33 AM ET
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I am enjoying The Wild Hunt :: Elizabeth Chadwick

Elizabeth Chadwich is one of my favorite historical fiction writes. The Wild Hunt is her first book. The writing is not as refined as her current books but is still a beautiful story. She has the wonderful gift of a story teller that just pulls you into a time long ago and you can not stop reading. Very enjoyable.

 

Date Posted: 11/3/2016 7:40 AM ET
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My current read is the historical, Bridges Over the Delaware River by Frank T. Dale, which is quite interesting.  Who knew there were so many bridges on this river!  It's fun.

Date Posted: 11/3/2016 10:50 AM ET
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Cheryl,

I love the Captain Altriste series!  Purity of Blood was my favorite!

I'm reading The Black Widow by Daniel Silva - not HF, but an easy read. 



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Date Posted: 11/7/2016 8:33 AM ET
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Hello --- Well I am pretty much stuck in a rut of historical mysteries.  Somehow they do not much deserve mention in this Hall of History!!!  Perhaps in the new year I will get off to a better start and get a few "serious" books in the reading queue!!

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Date Posted: 11/7/2016 8:40 AM ET
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Becky I love historical mysteries. If had to read only one genre it would be historical mysteries.

My next swap game with the HIstory/Mystery for both historical fiction and mysteries but I will have a prize for historical mysteries..

Alice

Date Posted: 11/7/2016 12:38 PM ET
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Nothing wrong with historical mysteries, Becky.  I love them too!

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Date Posted: 11/10/2016 7:00 AM ET
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I am reading Glory Over Everything: Beyond The Kitchen House :: Kathleen Grissom

Several years ago I read her other book A Kitchen House for my book group and enjoyed it quite a bit. I like this one so far. Strong writing style. Love the map in the front of the book.



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Date Posted: 11/10/2016 9:01 AM ET
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I'm reading The Twice Born by Pauline Gedge, a mystery/fantasy about ancient Egypt.  I love her books!

Date Posted: 11/14/2016 10:33 PM ET
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Midway through The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons, the final book in a trilogy about Tatiana and Alexander.  In this one they have moved to the U.S. and working through Alexander's trauma from war while establishing their lives in a new environment.

Date Posted: 11/15/2016 11:32 AM ET
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I am reading The Hangman's Daughter. It's the first of a series by Oliver Pötzsch AND it's a historical mystery wink

Debbie

Date Posted: 11/15/2016 1:16 PM ET
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I liked that one Debbie and you have reminded me that I have the rest of the series on my Kindle to get to.

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The second one in that series, The Dark Monk, was very good too, maybe even better than the first one.  I finished it up just recently.

Date Posted: 11/17/2016 7:43 AM ET
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I'm beginning To Marry an English Lord.  Has anyone read it?

Date Posted: 11/18/2016 12:34 PM ET
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I just finished reading & listening to Mischling by Affinity Konnar. I have mixed feelings about this book and am wondering if anyone else has read it & what did you think?

Kelly

 

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Date Posted: 11/18/2016 9:56 PM ET
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I finished Whispers Beyond the Veil (Change of Fortune, Bk 1) :: Jessica Estevao

It is set in 1898, Old Orchard Beach Maine. It is a historical mystery dealing with spiritualist. Very good for first in the series. Love the setting. Good characters. Highly recommend.

Alice

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Date Posted: 11/20/2016 8:27 PM ET
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I have posted the new 2017 Historical Mystery Challenge. It will start January 1st but give you time to plan. No credits it is free just fun

2017 Historical Mystery challenge (List Only)

2017 Historical Mystery Challenge Discussion topic

Date Posted: 11/21/2016 8:46 AM ET
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Not fiction but definitely has a mystery to it even though it's true. I've had this book on kindle for a while now and for some reason it jumped ouot and yelled for me to finally read it. So far, so good...

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I am reading Hanging Mary :: Susan Higginbotham

It is about Mary Surratt set in 1864-65. It was thought she was involved in the Lincoln Assassintation. Very interesting perspective. Susan Higginbotham has a wonderful writing style and has many other HF available. She is now focusing on some US historical figures rather than England.

Alice

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Date Posted: 11/26/2016 7:21 AM ET
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I thought my book loving friends would like to know about $10 off book promo at Amazon until Monday

Amazon $10 Off $25 Print Book Purchase

Subject: I'm new here!
Date Posted: 11/26/2016 2:27 PM ET
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I just discovered this discussion group and am excited!   I love all things historical fiction and love getting book referrals from others.. I'm currently reading the Bernard Cornwall series and just finished The Pale Horseman...also reading Connie Willis series now..

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