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Subject: Looking for a series to read in historical or regency romance
Date Posted: 7/11/2007 1:39 PM ET
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Any one know of a good one?

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Date Posted: 7/14/2007 6:47 PM ET
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I'm not sure of series, but I did post a couple historical romances that I found at the library book sale today.   Feel free to check my shelf and see if you're interested. :)

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Date Posted: 7/19/2007 5:10 PM ET
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I think Christina Dodd has a couple of series in that era.

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Date Posted: 7/19/2007 7:55 PM ET
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I've heard a lot of people like Georgette Heyer, but I'm not sure if she has any series. She has written a lot of regency's though.

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Date Posted: 7/21/2007 4:27 PM ET
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Jacqui D'Allesandro has quite a few books that are very good, set in the Regency era, and there's a loose connection between the characters from book to book.  I have several on my bookshelf if you want to browse!

Julia Quinn and Christina Dodd also have some series set in that era.

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Date Posted: 7/28/2007 3:48 AM ET
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I've read three books in Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series (regency period) so far and they were excellent. I would also recommend the Angelique series by Anne Golon and the Marianne series by Juliette Benzoni (they take place in the era of Louis XIV and Napoleon respectively). The latter two are out of print but you can find them on or ebay or used.

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Date Posted: 7/28/2007 11:13 AM ET
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Date Posted: 7/28/2007 6:48 PM ET
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Stephanie Laurens has about a dozen related (by birth & marriage) Regency romances; she is one of my favorites. Julia Quinn is another one - the Bridgerton family is not of the haute ton, but very interesting stories of seven or eight related siblings (I have all of them if you are interested).  If you are looking for a real historical aspect, Marsha Canham has a wonderful trilogy about the Battle of Culloden in Scotland in 1745 - one of the very best I have ever read.  Other  Regency romance era writers that I can think of are Johanna Lindsey, Madeline Hunter, Cheryl Holt,  Jo Beverly, Candace Camp,  Nicole Jordan,  Mary Balogh, Gayle Callen, Cathy Maxwell, Bertrice Small, Amanda Quick, Catherine Coulter.  That should get you started - enjoy!



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Date Posted: 8/9/2007 4:38 PM ET
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Have quite a few historical on my bookshelf if you'd like to take a look!!!!

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Date Posted: 8/9/2007 7:59 PM ET
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Georgette Heyer is wonderful, although almost all her books are unconnected to each other (there are a couple of sets of three or four that have some loose connections). But there are 50-odd books, they're all in essentially the same universe and they're mostly a lot of fun. Try "The Grand Sophy," "Venetia," and whatever else is highly rated on the site. (I have one of hers posted at the moment, but I actually don't recommend it, and it's 18th-c. not regency.)

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Date Posted: 8/9/2007 10:07 PM ET
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Mary Balough has as set of books "Slightly ______________" that follows the brother and sisters in one family.  I currently have two on my shelf.  They are fun reads and you get to see the main characters reappear in other books.  I don't know what "historical" actually means, but they are set back in time in England.

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Date Posted: 9/12/2007 12:24 AM ET
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Catherine Coutler has a lot in this time era, I also enjoyed Christina Dodd, and Stephanie Laurens all of which have several series..

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Date Posted: 10/17/2007 12:10 AM ET
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I just posted lots of historical and regency, mostly english and scotish stories.    Sister gave me 2 big tots full of her books that were like new.