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Subject: Help me pick
Date Posted: 5/4/2009 8:19 PM ET
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I have three books on my TBR pile that a friend loaned me last year and I have never read them.  They are:

Chesapeake Blues  - Nora Roberts

Northern Lights - Nora Roberts

Every Breath You Take - Judith McNaught

I've never read anything by either author.  Based on the cover info, the first one and the last one look like part of series, or at least, a followup to an earlier book. I hate to read something when I don't know the previous story, but I don't want to return these to my friend until I've at least tried to read one or two.  Any suggestions as to which one is best?


Date Posted: 5/4/2009 8:41 PM ET
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Out of those 3 books, I'd choose the McNaught. It is not part of a series eventhough characters from some of her other books have small parts in it.  I enjoyed it.

Date Posted: 5/4/2009 9:04 PM ET
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I would choose Northern Lights by Nora Roberts.  She is always an excellent read and the book isn't part of a series.  But, Chesapeake Blue is the Book that is the Sequal or extra to her Quinn Brothers Trilogy.   Sea Swept, Rising Tides, and Inner Harbor, in case your interested. 

Date Posted: 5/4/2009 9:24 PM ET
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Oh, yeah, you gotta read Sea Swept, Rising Tides and Inner Harbor before reading Chesapeake Blue - but that is one of my all-time favorite series, so it's well worth it to get all 4!! I don't think I've read the other 2, but the McNaught doesn't appear to be in a series. You can find out any author's series (and order) by searching the Fantastic Fiction database.

Date Posted: 5/4/2009 9:35 PM ET
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I've heard Northern Lights is good but haven't read it yet. I started her Chesapeake series but wasn't into them at the time though I may give them a whirl again later!

Date Posted: 5/5/2009 9:41 AM ET
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I read that McNaught book many years ago and loved it, as I recall. I would read that one if I was you.

Date Posted: 5/5/2009 5:51 PM ET
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Thanks for the help. I started with Northern Lights, and if I finish that before I get the next ones I want to read in the mail, then I'll read the McNaught book.  But I'm not reading Chesapeake because I really don't want to start another series.

Thanks again for the help.  You guys know everything!

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