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Subject: What do you think about Candace Camp?
Date Posted: 5/6/2010 10:27 AM ET
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I'm reading my first Candace Camp book - an ARC of A Lady Never Tells and to be honest, I'm not all that crazy about it. It's a long book (450 pages) and  it's just not working for me - I just don't see the attraction between the hero and heroine and it's just not that interesting (and if I'm going to invest my time in a book with that many pages, I want to be interested!) I find myself looking ahead to see if it gets any better.

So, I looked over my TBR pile and saw that I have 5 of her books - A Dangerous Man, An Independent Woman, Secrets of the Heart, The Wedding Challenge, and Winterset. Have any of you read her books and if so, what did you think?

Date Posted: 5/6/2010 10:45 AM ET
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She is hit or miss with me.  The Wedding Challenge is part of a series that was REALLY good!  Actually, it's really the only series/books she wrote taht I absolutely loved and was on my auto-buy.  I've read maybe 5 of her books overall, but there were a few others that I DNF.

Total hit-or-miss.

Date Posted: 5/6/2010 10:46 AM ET
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I did enjoy a A DANGEROUS MAN but my favorites by Camp are RAIN LILLY and FLAME LILLY. Both are post Civil War romances which I'm a sucker for. I also like her writing as Lisa Gregory. I seem to enjoy her older books more.

Date Posted: 5/6/2010 12:13 PM ET
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I adored Candace Camp when she wrote under the name of Lisa Gregory, Bitterleaf, Rainbow Season, Crystal Heart , Light and Shadow and Rainbow Promise to name a few of my DIK for her. But when she just starting writing under Candace Camp, her depth of writing changed or something and the books weren't quite as good. I did read Rain Lilly and Flame Lilly, but after the I series I stopped buying her.

Date Posted: 5/6/2010 12:36 PM ET
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Like Keri M. I prefer her older books, particularly the ones she wrote under the pen name Lisa Gregory, to anything "newer".   Try these books:   IMPULSE, ROSEWOOD, (as Candace Camp), or BITTERLEAF or especially THE RAINBOW SEASON (as Lisa Gregory) - which are really good reads.

Date Posted: 5/6/2010 1:09 PM ET
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I find her writing just so-so.  Not bad, but nothing worth standing in line at the bookstore for either.  I agree her older Gregory stuff generally has more depth to it though.

Date Posted: 5/6/2010 1:19 PM ET
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Ahh, I didn't realize that she wrote as Lisa Gregory. I loved Bitterleaf (read that ages ago) and have that one on my keeper shelf.

Date Posted: 5/6/2010 1:31 PM ET
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Pretty much agree with the others. I gave Secrets of the Heart a B- and I liked the first books in the Bridal Quest series, especially the second, IIRC. I thought the last one was awful, but it did hit one of my very hottest buttons.

Date Posted: 5/6/2010 7:26 PM ET
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I, too, think her earlier releases are much better than her current crop of titles. Her Lisa Gregory books are very, very, very good. I haven't bought any of her books in the last few years.


Date Posted: 5/7/2010 1:08 PM ET
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I read Impulse and thought it was pretty bad.