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Subject: What's the best....
Date Posted: 9/17/2008 8:40 AM ET
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Okay, so what is the best book you have read? Mine has to be the first book I read of Nora Robers "Birthright". I loved that book it was so good!

I'm really just look for some ideas on new books to read.

 

Date Posted: 9/17/2008 9:44 AM ET
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My favorite of all time is Hummingbird by LaVyrle Spencer.....but then again, I have about 50 books on my keeper shelf that I would probably say I loved just as much :)

Date Posted: 9/17/2008 11:01 AM ET
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The Outback Series by Aaron Fletcher.  Many would not consider these romance (including me). They are probably light romance but the stories are wonderful.  If you like Dorothy Garlocks' books, I think you would like books by Aaron Fletcher.

Jane

Date Posted: 9/17/2008 11:11 AM ET
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Date Posted: 9/17/2008 12:31 PM ET
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I'm gonna have to be one of those folks who says Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I know this book comes up every time, but this is the book that got me reading romance. My mother gave it to me to read and it just blew me away. This book has everything: action, adventure, drama, great romance, awesome characters, interesting historical setting, and the story doesn't end there (the author is still publishing books about this couple). It's a long book, but I was glad because even as I was finishing it's 900+ pages I didn't want it to end!



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Date Posted: 9/17/2008 12:35 PM ET
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Hmmm, so many choices!  I think my all time favorite has to be Linda Howard's Mackenzie's Mountain (any of the Mackenzie books, really).  It's an oldie but a goodie.  My new favorite book though, is Midnight Man by Lisa Marie Rice. 

-Lynn 

Date Posted: 9/17/2008 1:52 PM ET
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My most favorite book right now is Linda Howard's To Die For (contemporary/suspense/comedy) - before I read that, it was Jo Goodman's A Season To Be Sinful (historical). Go figure. Have a look at the AAR Top 100 for 2007 for more ideas. And I'm also a big Outlander fan - that's a big commitment in terms of time (so far, 6 books - BIG books, with at least 2 more on the way).

Date Posted: 9/17/2008 4:16 PM ET
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Well of course I have to agree with Sarah.  But to offer you another choice....one of my all-time favorite books that I read over and over is Ransom by Julie Garwood.

Date Posted: 9/17/2008 10:05 PM ET
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I can never pick just one, lol! Sooo...

Suspense- Envy by Sandra Brown

Historical- The Wedding by Julie Garwood

Contemporary Romance- Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie

Time Travel- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Just for fun- The Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich

I have many more on my keeper shelf...but these are probably my most favorite.

Date Posted: 9/18/2008 9:20 AM ET
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my all time favorite has to be Lover Eternal by JR Ward...love the vampire story and the H and h interactions seem real (i know that's really weird since it's a paranormal) this is the book i always reread to get me out of a book funk

:D

Date Posted: 9/18/2008 4:38 PM ET
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Best of all time. . . hands down Outlander!  Nothing can beat this book.  Downright addictive.

Date Posted: 9/18/2008 6:35 PM ET
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The best book I've ever read: Outlaw's Embrace by Francine Rivers.  It's really a beautiful love story.

Date Posted: 9/18/2008 11:35 PM ET
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Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer. But that's probably because it's set at the very onset of WWII. I'm obsessed with the WWII period and it was just great. The facts she gave about the time period, how people lived... oh yeah, and the romance!! Lol!

 

Though I have to admit some others come in a close second. It Had To Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey, My Outlaw... Hmm. Who wrote taht? And I have to throw in a young adult romance by Lorraine Heath called Ameilia and the Outlaw. It was just so cute, and I just loved it to bits.

 

Natalie

Date Posted: 9/19/2008 9:35 AM ET
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Years and Morning Glory- both of them by LaVyrle Spencer.  There is just something about both stories that has stuck with me.