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Subject: Historical Romance
Date Posted: 10/16/2007 7:53 PM ET
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I like to read historical romance. I like the those set in england or scottland. I can't seem to find anything new I haven't already read, lol. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Date Posted: 10/16/2007 8:02 PM ET
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Great Scottish romances: Kresley Cole's McCarrick bros series: If you Desire, If You Dare, If You Deceive.  She has 2 other books: The Captain of All Pleasures and The Price Of Pleasure that are early 1800's England.  Also Monica McCarty has a series of Highland books out but I haven't read any yet. I just got the 1st one, Highlander Untamed as a WL book. 

Date Posted: 10/16/2007 8:25 PM ET
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Here's a link of new releases by the RWA http://www.rwanational.org/cs/authors_and_books/current_releases

also: http://www.historicalromancewriters.com/ (Historical Romance Writers association)  has links by author, era, character type, and new releases.


Date Posted: 10/16/2007 9:57 PM ET
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Julie Garwood has some fantastic books set in Scotland/England.  Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series.  Lynn Kurland has some good ones.  Hannah Howell does also.


Date Posted: 10/17/2007 8:32 AM ET
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I like Julia Quinn, Johanna Lindsey, Julie Garwood (especially The Bride and The Wedding), Jo Beverley, and that's all I got off the top of my head right now:) They all have books set in England and/or Scotland.

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 9:19 AM ET
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I just posted a lot of these that my Sister had finished.   She likes the historical Scotish and English Historicals and something she calls Regency.   All her books are like new, only takes here a couple hours to read one.  Some are reprints of older goodies.  I have swaped over 100 of these in the last 2 months and still have a good supply of historicals. 

I only have time for audio books myself so use the credits up quick.  

They will be gone soon, we have a benifet to raise money for a hadicap van for a lady at church and things not moving will go there.

Take a look at my shelf 50% are historical right now, the ones that cost 5.99 and up.


Date Posted: 10/17/2007 12:04 PM ET
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I have a few on my shelf that are pretty good, and they are set in England.  I've also read some by Sonya Birmingham, Fiona Carr and Katherine greyle is pretty good also.


Date Posted: 10/17/2007 2:14 PM ET
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Kinley MacGregors MacAllisters Series:Taming the Scotsman, Claiming the Highlander,  Born in Sin  (I think  there are more).


Also, Mary Jo Putney's Fallen Angels series -- starts with Thunder and Roses (outstanding)


Also,  Marsha Canham's "The Last Arrow" (based on Robin Hood legend, but concentrates on Robin's sister Brenna, a tomboy and welsh longbow expert).  Extremely steamy and one of the best books I've ever ever ever read.  Also in this series are In the Shadow of Midnight and Through a Dark Mist.  If you like Scotland, read Canham's Pride of Lions (also excellent).


Lisa Kleypas -- Wallflowers series -- best ones are Devil in Winter and It Happened One Autumn.  Actually, anything by Kleypas is good.  Especially liked Worth Any Price and Suddenly You as well as the new one Mine Til Midnight.


I'd like to add:  anything by Liz Carlyle, especially One Little Sin, Two Little Lies, Three Little Secrets, The Devil you Know, A Deal with the Devil, The Devil to Pay.

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Date Posted: 10/17/2007 8:38 PM ET
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Judith McNaught has some amazing historicals....Whitney My Love is my absolute Fav.  I to, also love Julie Garwood, Lisa Kleypas is another great author.

Date Posted: 10/27/2007 12:33 AM ET
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Elizabeth Thornton has some good older books.  I don't like her newer ones quite as well.  I don't hear much about her on this site.  Am I the only one that likes her?

Date Posted: 10/28/2007 4:36 PM ET
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Anything by Liz Carlyle, Lis Kleypas or Galen Foley is very good.  I second Outlander--best book I ever read.  But be prepared to order the whole series.  They're so addictive. 

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Date Posted: 10/28/2007 7:58 PM ET
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Oh I just ordered that Last Arrow book...sounds fantastic!

Date Posted: 10/31/2007 3:23 PM ET
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I love Scottish romances too!  Currently reading Kathleen Givens Rivals for the Crown.  Loved her book On a Highland Shore.  They are set in 13th Century Scottland and England and have great historical detail, great plots, and also great love stories.

Also love all of Julie Garwood's books, and my all time favorite Judith McNaught.