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Subject: World War 2 romances?
Date Posted: 3/14/2008 12:09 PM ET
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Are there any GOOD WW2 romances out there?  I have one I've been trying to read off and on for months now and just can't get into it - its set in WW2 in Paris.  I'd love to read a good one!

Sherri

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 4:03 PM ET
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Sherri, have you read 'winds of War' and 'war and Remembrance'? I'm not sure about the books but exbf really lovd those 2 miniseries on tv and there were romances in those..they're pretty t hick books though.

seems like there would be a lot from this time but I'm drawing a blank!

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 4:54 PM ET
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Sus - I haven't but I'll check and see if PBS has them.  Thanks!

Sherri

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 6:06 PM ET
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This reminded me that I'd read a pretty good WW2 romance recently- couldn't remember the name so I had to visit my bookshelf to find it again!

It's called "Sentimental Journey" by Jill Barnett ISBN 9780671035341

I thought it was quite good- lots of action, step above a typical romance.

Happy reading!

Sara



Last Edited on: 3/14/08 6:07 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/14/2008 6:57 PM ET
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Blood Moon Over Britain.  Can't remember author's name right now.  I have't read it but it's on my reminder list.  I think it's part of a series.

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 8:27 PM ET
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How about Dorothy Garlock's "After the Parade".

Date Posted: 3/15/2008 9:05 AM ET
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Thanks for the suggestions!

Sherri

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 10:19 PM ET
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Many of the D.E. Stevenson books were written in the 30s and 40s and feature characters in the service or impacted by the war.  I hate to have more people trying to get the ones I'm missing, but if you really want this setting, you will enjoy her beautiful writing.  The English Air is set just before the war, and...oh, I give up; just use this link for more information on her books.  On this page, click on Books, then, for even more information on specific time periods, click on the neverending spreadsheet. 

Her writing if just beautiful, but do not expect the racy romances of today!