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Subject: How about Cozy Non-Mysteries?
Date Posted: 11/2/2007 4:57 PM ET
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On reading the "cozy series" thread, Lynne J defined "A Cozy Mystery, one chocked-full of kind-hearted characters, with a terrific story masterfully told, and a satisfying – and generally happy -- ending. No explicit sex or violence, no wall-to-wall profanity.  "

Ok, how about some books/authors/series who are "cozy" but not necessarily mysteries?  Rosamunde Pilcher comes to mind right off, but ...are there some others?  Historical fiction or otherwise? 



Date Posted: 11/2/2007 6:15 PM ET
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I don't read cozy mysteries but what you described reminds me of Where the Heart is by Billie Letts and The Mitford Series.

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Date Posted: 11/2/2007 10:08 PM ET
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How about The Enchanted April? Can't remember the author off the top of my head. Jane Austen also seems very cozy to me, too. And A Room With a View by E. M. Forster.

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Date Posted: 11/3/2007 3:47 PM ET
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One that might qualify is the books by Jennifer Chiaverini.  Cross country quilters was very good.  It's light hearted with some serious themes.

Date Posted: 11/4/2007 6:56 PM ET
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Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King (It's long though so get ready)

Date Posted: 11/5/2007 7:26 AM ET
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I started a Cozy Fiction tab for books like this.  Jan Karon's Mitford books are probably the most well-known in this group but it also includes Adriana Trigiani, Ann B. Ross and Lauren Willig.  Cozy Library  http://www.cozylibrary.com/default.asp?id=9  has a good list.

Date Posted: 11/8/2007 8:39 AM ET
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I posted this a few weeks ago under the topic "Gentle Reads" but as it is applicable here too I will post this again:


I am always looking for new authors and today came across this wonderful website: Link

It provides suggestions of books & authors, with brief synopsis of the book in a wide variety of different categories: Americana, British, Gentle with Faith, Animals, etc.

Check it out! If you are looking for new authors to explore, there are lots of resources here!

Happy reading!