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Subject: What are we reading this week? 7/4-7/10, 2010
Date Posted: 7/4/2010 7:28 AM ET
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new week!

Date Posted: 7/4/2010 8:35 AM ET
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I couldn't sleep so I started a library book Love Finds You in Humble Texas by Anita Higman. Humble is just up the road so curious to see what kinda hunks are up that way! I wasn't impressed with the beginning - thought it was pretty religious (christian romance but didn't expect Jesus to show up on page 2 on a blind date with the girl's sister..) but I think I'll give it a shot and see how it goes..at least for a while! I just really loved the book I just finished The Hand-Me-Down Family by Winnie Griggs that I dont think anything will compare unless it's good! 2 good ones in a row - What the Librarian Did by karina Bliss (just requested her backlist) and the Griggs book so this one will have a lot to pull off!

Date Posted: 7/4/2010 10:21 AM ET
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Mira Lyn Kelly's June '10 HPExtra, WILD FLING OR A WEDDING RING? Her first book, set in Chicago for a change of pace. Only on page 14 so the jury's still out.

Been doing some book cataloguing this morning when I should be reading.

Gail

Date Posted: 7/4/2010 10:24 AM ET
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I am reading EDEN by Carolyn Davidson. 

 

 

Date Posted: 7/4/2010 1:02 PM ET
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Started One Dance with a Duke, which is very readable but doesn't seem to have the freshness or originality of her first series.

Date Posted: 7/4/2010 2:38 PM ET
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Shoot - I posted on the wrong thread!  LOL   Last night I finished a Harlequin Presents duology.  The first book was The Sicilian's Marriage Arrangement by Lucy Monroe.  Better than OK but not quite "great".  The second one was The Greek's Virgin Bride by Julia James and that one was really good.

I have no idea what I'm reading next.  I need to go and cull some more books and see what I've got left after that. 

Date Posted: 7/4/2010 3:13 PM ET
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Reading Marrying the Royal Marine by Carla Kelly. So far liking as much as her others - to me they seem like a quiet comfort - totally enjoyable though I just started it. Her books never seem to disappoint me.

Date Posted: 7/4/2010 3:18 PM ET
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I am over half way through Midnight Confessions. So far it has been ok, we have had one scorching kiss and that has been about it. But since they havent known each other that long,  I will give it some more time. ;-)

Date Posted: 7/4/2010 4:44 PM ET
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I finished Stolen Heat and Stolen Seduction, the 2nd and 3rd in Elizabeth's Naughton Stolen trilogy.  Both were an enjoyable and quick reads.  I also started re-reading Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews just because I needed a fix of awesomeness.  Now I don't know what to read next.

Date Posted: 7/4/2010 4:45 PM ET
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Decided on Wolf Signs by Vivian Arend.

Date Posted: 7/4/2010 5:26 PM ET
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Love Finds You in Humble Texas by Anita Higman did improve (did some speedreading!) but I feel the romance part itself sucked. Most of the book was spent with her wishywashy beautiful sister deciding she wanted the man she set her sister up with and the sister backing off even though the hero was interested in the one who was backing off...perfect hero perfect ending..overall Iwasn't too wild about it..too much coming together without being able to see how. Of course I was tired when reading and had just finished reading 2 really good books...think I'll read an older JAK next since I like her and I need an author whose first or last name starts wtih 'K'..I also have another book that would fit the bill but dunno which I'll read..I have 3 months for the challenge so no big hurry esp since all of them seem pretty doable..just have to psyche myself into reading Karen Robards and her suspense in the past has pushed the limits for me!

Date Posted: 7/4/2010 7:04 PM ET
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I finished Wolf Signs by Vivian Arend.  Pretty good, if a little short.  I liked it though, so I'll definitely be reading more of the series.   I read this on my Nook and I can lend it one time if anyone is interested in it.  PM me if you are.

Going to try to read Loving Eliza by RuthAnn Nordin next.  ETA:  Just finished this one.  One of her better books.  I enjoyed it.



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Date Posted: 7/5/2010 3:41 AM ET
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I'm reading Duran's latest Wicked Becomes You. Anyone else notice that Gwen's second fiancee Thomas is first described as having black hair then having "sandy hair and a ruddy complexion"? :/

Date Posted: 7/5/2010 4:40 AM ET
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I am reading Beyond Sunrise by Candice Proctor.  One of my used book dealers had 5 of hers in LP so I snapped them up.   The stories are around the sea in exotic locations and usually have difficult Heros.  Beyond Sunrise so far is my favorite, followed by The Bequest and Whispers of Heaven.

Date Posted: 7/5/2010 9:43 AM ET
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I'm reading an old Suzanne Brockmann (not a military romance) called Forbidden.   Very good so far.

Date Posted: 7/5/2010 10:02 AM ET
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I started 2 books yesterday - Snowbound Colorado Christmas - an anthology with 4 short stories/novellas (nothing spectacular so far but oh well easy reads!) and Sharp Edges by Jayne Ann Krentz - the Krentz book will work for one of the RT summer challenges.it's one I don't remember reading though I'm sure I must have..maybe stuff will jog my memory but she's one of my favorite authors so hopefully it'll be good!

Date Posted: 7/5/2010 10:13 AM ET
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Sherri - I listened to Forbidden last year when I drove to NY.  I liked it.

I'm reading The Beach Alibi by Alison Kent.

Date Posted: 7/5/2010 12:21 PM ET
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I read Love in the Afternon and I wasn't impressed. I don't know if it is because I am coming off an Outlander through Breath of Snow and Ashes binge read and Kleypas is too simple or the story wasn't that great. Anyway I am going to save it and reread it when my head is not filled with heavy reading.

Date Posted: 7/5/2010 12:30 PM ET
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I read Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (YA) yesterday and thought it was excellent. I did not expect it to end up where it did, and I was pleased that the narrating character also seemed a bit surprised by the way things went. I can see the author left it open for more books in the future, but I liked the way it ended so I'll be happy even if it does not start a series. I would read more by this author but her other books did not look to be my thing.

Next up is Garrett, by Linda Lael Miller.

Date Posted: 7/5/2010 1:31 PM ET
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This morning I finished Raising Kane (Rough Riders #9) by Lorelei James. If you've enjoyed her other books in this series you'll like this one. I got it as an e-book, I believe that's the only way it's currently available. Someone needs to go back and do a little editting. There are places where it says "Page break here". Also there were times when the scene would suddenly change but there was no new chapter or  * * * * *  marks so it would throw me off. Seems like it could be fixed easily enough. Overall a good read and worth the price I paid.



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Date Posted: 7/5/2010 1:47 PM ET
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Finished One Dance With a Duke. Never really changed my opinion of it from the beginning... funny and pleasant, but nothing special. Am without clue about what to read next. I suppose I should finish Lion's Heat, but honestly it's so boring. :-(

Date Posted: 7/5/2010 2:16 PM ET
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I just finished Forbidden by Suzanne Brockmann.  I really enjoyed it.  The HEA was so sweet.

Next I think I'm going to try Cry Sanctuary by Moira Rogers.

Date Posted: 7/5/2010 3:09 PM ET
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I read the first little story in Snowbound Colorado Christmas.. Iwasn't expecting much with 4 stories in one book so I guess I shouldn't be disappointed...but I am. The rest are related stories but different authors so I may give them a try and see how they write. think I'll try getting back to Sharp Edges by JAK though...that sounds much more promising!

Date Posted: 7/5/2010 4:03 PM ET
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Finished Candace Proctor's Midnight Confession, a Civil War romance. It was a pretty good book and the romance between Emmanuelle and Zach was very intense against the backdrop of steamy New Oleans during Butler's rein of terror over NO. I gave an indepth review on Goodreads. :-) I would recommend it.

Date Posted: 7/5/2010 4:44 PM ET
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Just finished Desperate Duchesses by Eloisa James. I really enjoyed it, it was quirky. So , I am starting An Affair Before Christmas, the second book in the series and hope I enjoy it as much as the first.

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