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Subject: Westerns: has anyone read
Date Posted: 1/20/2008 12:43 AM ET
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The more male oriented Westerns?  Like William Johnstone?  I love Western movies and romances.  I was wondering if these were any good. At the Navy Exchange they have a bunch of them and some have Bodice Ripper type covers which I think is funny since they are geared towards men.  Are they any good?  Someones running a 5/1 deal on them in the Bazaar. I might order some and try them out. 

Date Posted: 1/20/2008 9:07 AM ET
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Do you mean authors that write more about the West and less about romance? Like Louis Lamour, Larry McMurty(not sure i spelled that right, but he wrote Lonesome Dove). I would ask around about Authors in the Western forum on this site and see if they can be any help. Good Luck.

Date Posted: 1/20/2008 10:07 AM ET
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Louis L'Amour is awesome.  We have all but a few of his books on our keeper shelf.  He writes a man's western but usually there is a woman or a bit of light romance thrown in.  One of his favorite sayings is "she'll do to ride the river with". LOL  If you like westerns, you'll love them.  I was NOT a western fan when my husband started collecting them AT ALL, but after awhile I was devouring them.  Especially the Sackett miniseries.

Sherri

Date Posted: 1/20/2008 1:07 PM ET
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See now I love those movies. DH and I like to cuddle on the couch and watch them.  OK. I think I'll see if I can find this woman's post w/the deal 5/1. I can certainly spair a credit to try some out.  I can just repost them if I don't like them.

Date Posted: 1/22/2008 4:21 PM ET
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My dad loved Louis L'Amour, so I have read a couple of those.  He's actually pretty good from what I recall.  I'd rather read a good western-themed romance tho.  Y'know, cuz of the obligatory sex & all...  Anyway, something like Marsha Canham's Under the Desert Moon, or Candice Proctor's Bequest.  Good is just good, no matter the setting, but I have to admit there's something a little bit special about a really good western romance.... with lotsa sex:P



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Date Posted: 1/22/2008 4:38 PM ET
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If you'd like to read about a real life western romance check out Pioneer Woman's blog.  She's a city girl who married a rancher! (Lucky thing)  Anyway - you can get up to date here  and then follow her blog forward from here

I swear she has the hunkiest husband (whom she calls Marlboro Man) I've seen lately.  And he rides a horse and wears a cowboy hat...   here he is

Sherri



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Date Posted: 1/22/2008 5:56 PM ET
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Sherri, I have been following that blog since this past summer . I agree, it's a great love story to read and i love her beautiful pics of her ranching life. *sigh* i am so jealous, she is living the life i want!!!!

Date Posted: 1/22/2008 6:03 PM ET
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Isn't she though?  I am terribly jealous!

Sherri

Date Posted: 1/22/2008 6:31 PM ET
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Hmm. Maybe I should start a Blog about being married to a Naval Officer.  I'll call it "My Officer is not quite a gentleman" tee hee. 

Date Posted: 1/22/2008 7:03 PM ET
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LOL!  I like that Mary.  That's cute.

Sherri

Date Posted: 1/22/2008 7:19 PM ET
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Make sure you include pics of him in his dress uniform, Mary!  *sigh*  ;-)