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Subject: What books have swept you away?
Date Posted: 3/7/2008 12:25 AM ET
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I need some ideas about what to read. What books have read that have swept you away?

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 6:20 AM ET
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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie (that was just plain fun!)... I guess it all depends on what your looking for, historical, contemporary etc.

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 7:20 AM ET
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Oh the list could go on for days, but my few favorite are Hummingbird by LaVyrle Spencer,  See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson, The Outsider by Penelope Williamson and The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons.

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 7:32 AM ET
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I ditto Outlander, also The Last Arrow (Canham) and Thunder and Roses (Putney) as well as Flowers from the Storm (3-hanky by Kinsale)

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 8:51 AM ET
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I've seen so much much about Outlander I guess I'm going to have to try it. lol

It doesn't matter what era. I usually like historicals but I'm getting in a rut......

Thanks, everybody!

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 8:56 AM ET
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I ordered Oulander! Yay!

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 9:52 AM ET
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I have to, once again, recommend my all time favorite, "Angel" by Johanna Lindsey.  Great old west historical! 

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 10:54 AM ET
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Ohh, I remember reading Angel. That was a great one. I don't remember too much about it, just that I loved it. I went through a big Johanna Lindsey kick a few years ago. lol Love those Mallorys!

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 10:56 AM ET
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The Mallorys are one of my favorite families (next to the Cynsters and the Bridgertons!)

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 11:29 AM ET
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Oh, I love "Angel", too, and still have my old copy with the Fabio inset!  Cheesy now, but reading it in college I *loved* that picture! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/customer-images/0380756285/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_images_1?ie=UTF8&index=1#gallery

Katrina

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 11:57 AM ET
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Have you read Sweet Release by Pamela Clare, that was a really good book!

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 12:16 PM ET
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Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale, very good read. In fact, everything I've read from her has been great.

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 12:40 PM ET
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Didn't much care for the Shadow and the Star, though.  Too weird and abstract/symbolic for me. 

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 1:22 PM ET
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The whole Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, Robyn Carr's Virgin River series, Ransom by Julie Garwood, Heart of the Dragon & The Nymph King by Gena Showalter.

Sherri

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 1:53 PM ET
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Ohh, these sound so good!!! Thanks!

I ordered The Outsider and I'm waiting to here back on a possible deal for Flowers from the Storm.

YAY!!

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 9:17 PM ET
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YAY! I got Flowers from the Storm. Now I need to wait for some credits to come in before I go for the others that are recommended. lol

Thanks!!

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 9:18 PM ET
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I haven't read Sweet Release. I looked it up. Looks like another great one!

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 10:02 PM ET
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Anybody remember an old series by Celeste DeBlasis?  I think it was The Swan?  Reread so many times.

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 10:15 PM ET
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I really enjoyed the Highlander trilogy by Julia London.

Date Posted: 3/8/2008 9:08 AM ET
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Lisa Kleypas has the "Wallflowers" series. I read Devil in Winter after picking it up from a bargain bookstore and it was WAY better than I expected. I had to go out and get the rest. I still think Devil in Winter is the best one though - Sebastian is YUMMY.



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Date Posted: 3/11/2008 12:25 PM ET
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I got Outlander yeasterday!! I can't wait to start it!