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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:50 pm    Post subject: vacation again ... need 15 book recommendations Reply with quote

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You helped me in May and I am going on vacation for three plus weeks..need to load up books for my kindle.
requirements: Historical Romance, good epilogue and funny dialogue is a bonus ... i have read all of kate noble:) Medeiros ,Carlyle, jeffries, garwood, Long, Julie Anne. Love madeline hunter ... basically i am open as long as i have my good ending:)

Thank you!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you like Garwood, you might enjoy Maya Banks's new Highlander series.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried these?
Rosamunda's Revenge by Craig, Emma
The Marriage Lesson by Alexander, Victoria
The Pursuit of Marriage by Alexander, Victoria
Noble Intentions by MacAlister, Katie
Ravished by Quick, Amanda
To Catch an Heiress by Quinn, Julia
How to Marry a Marquis by Quinn, Julia
Dear Penelope by Ihle, Sharon
Wishes by Kane, Kathleen
Heartstrings by Paisley, Rebecca
She Who Laughs Last by Klassel, Jennie
The Chase by Sands, Lynsay
When We Meet Again by Alexander, Victoria
The Perfect Wife by Alexander, Victoria
The Bridal Season by Brockway, Connie
Duel of Hearts by Farr, Diane
The Perfect Rake by Gracie, Anne
The Kissing Game by Michaels, Kasey
With This Ring by Quick, Amanda
It's In His Kiss by Quinn, Julia
Magic Flutes by Ibbotson, Eva
The Bride's Revenge by Avery, Anne
Just West of Heaven by Kane, Kathleen
Girl on the Run by Klassel, Jennie
The Wife Test by Krahn, Betina
The Perfect Mistress by Alexander, Victoria
His Mistress by Christmas by Alexander, Victoria
Where the Heart Leads by Laurens, Stephanie
The Paid Companion by Quick, Amanda
The Prince's Bride by Alexander, Victoria
What A Lady Wants by Alexander, Victoria
The Notorious Mr. Hurst by Allen, Louise
It Happened One Season by Anthology
The Pretender by Bradley, Celeste
The Impostor by Bradley, Celeste
Lord of Scoundrels by Chase, Loretta
A Beginner's Guide to Rakes by Enoch, Suzanne
The Fortune Hunter by Farr, Diane
An Honorable Thief by Gracie, Anne
Just Impossible by Lansdowne, Judith A.
Noble Destiny by MacAlister, Katie
Someone to Love by Michaels, Kasey
The Dangerous Debutante by Michaels, Kasey
Slightly Shady by Quick, Amanda
Don't Look Back by Quick, Amanda
Deception by Quick, Amanda
Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Quinn, Julia
What Happens in London by Quinn, Julia
Ten Things I Love About You by Quinn, Julia
Just Like Heaven by Quinn, Julia
The Lady Most Likely . . . by Quinn, Julia & James, Eloisa & Brockway, Connie
To Catch a Highlander by Hawkins, Karen
Whirlwind Wedding by D'Alessandro, Jacquie
Rejar by Joy, Dara
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:21 am    Post subject: Castaway Dreams Reply with quote

Castaway Dreams got an A review here. It has funny dialogue and is a historical. The h and H get shipwrecked.

I would also recommend Tessa Dare's A Week to Be Wicked. It got a B+ review here and is a road romance.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Other Guy's Bride by Connie Brockway
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:59 am    Post subject: Re: vacation again ... need 15 book recommendations Reply with quote

happy wrote:
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You helped me in May and I am going on vacation for three plus weeks..need to load up books for my kindle.
requirements: Historical Romance, good epilogue and funny dialogue is a bonus ... i have read all of kate noble:) Medeiros ,Carlyle, jeffries, garwood, Long, Julie Anne. Love madeline hunter ... basically i am open as long as i have my good ending:)

Thank you!


Karen Ranney's:
After the Kiss
Heaven Forbids
Til Next We Meet
Upon a Wicked Time
Tapestry
Above All Others

Elizabeth Hoyt"
The Raven Prince
The Serpent Prince
The Leopard Prince

Shana Abe - The Secret Swan

Jane Feather - Almost Innocent

Lisa Kleypas (pretty much anything by her)

Diana Gabaldon - Outlander

Karen Marie Moning's Highlander books (all of them)

Loretta Chase:
Lord Perfect
Lord of Scoundrels
The Last Hellion

Laura Kinsale:
Flowers from the Storm
The Shadow and the Star

Johanna Lindsey:
Fires of Winter

If you like Julie Garwood, check out some of Hannah Howell's books. She gets repetitive after a while, but the first readings are good.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lisa Kleypas. I had knee surgery in March and while I was recovering I read my first Lisa Kleypas book Secrets of a Summer Night (Book 1). I fell in love with this author and I read ALL of her historical romances that month. LOVED them.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:13 pm    Post subject: vacation - more books thanks! Reply with quote

Loved and read all of lisa kleypass, Teresa Dare -the Other Guy’s Bride is a favorite too.
Mark – great recommendations many of them were sadly not available for the kindle and I have read most. I was wondering if you have a favorite from Victoria Alexander’s three When we Meet again, What a lady wants and the perfect wife – I have read the others? Magic flutes sounds very interesting too.
I am going to choose some of the Karen Raney books, castaway dreams, Noble Destiny, dangerous debutante and to cach a highlander – this will be a good mix.
Mark SKL – I have read all but the Karen raney books – you listed many of my favorites.

If anyone has more I probably need about 5 more or so. Thank you for your help. Its very nice to have a lead on authors I have not tried before.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Perfect Wife is standalone and the others are part of a long series, so TPW is probably better to try in isolation.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've read and enjoyed many of the same authors as you.

Julia Quinn would be a great fit for you. Her Bridgerton Series would keep you busy for most of your vacation and has lots of great funny dialogue.

Mary Balogh: I find her books to be solid but generally not extraordinary. I always enjoy reading them but they tend not to stick in my mind for long afterwards. One of her best is Slightly Dangerous which is actually the last book in a series. You can read it without reading the previous books but the payoff is better if you've read the rest of the series, unfortunately the rest of the series isn't nearly as good.

Jacquie D'Alessandro's books are pretty good and I think many of them are on sale on Amazon right now. The series that starts with Who Will Take This Man is a good one to start with.

Elizabeth Hoyt: Her books tend to have more of a serious feel to them but are all really good.

Eloisa James: Overall I like her but there's usually at least one book in each of her series that falls way short for me which gets annoying. My biggest issue is that a number of her books involve cheating and the offending partner never really grovels to my satisfaction.

Nicole Jordan's Courtship series.

Stephanie Lauren's Cynster series. The first several books are great but it starts to go down hill and get pretty repetitive as it went further on. This is one of those series that the author just keeps adding to because it's sold well in the past even though it should have ended a long time ago.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just finished Danelle Harmon's de Montforte series which was excellent. There is a discussion of this on the other forum. There are 4 books in the series: The Wild One, The Beloved One, The Defiant One, and The Wicked One. GREAT SERIES!

I really enjoy Tessa Dare's books. She has several 3 book series. Her latest is the Spindle Cove series. A Week To Be Wicked is the most recent and it was excellent.

Aren't Kindles great for vacations? So much reading in just that little device! Have a great vacation.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anything by author Ellen O'Connell http://www.oconnellauthor.com/
Eyes os Siver, Eyes of Gold
Dancing on Coals
Sing My Name

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you read Teresa Medeiros? Three that are very good with a side of humor...
Charming THe Prince
The Bride and the Beast
Thief Of Hearts

Happy reading! And a fun vacation.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No one has mentioned Jo Goodman! I love all her books.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Viking Princess wrote:
Anything by author Ellen O'Connell http://www.oconnellauthor.com/
Eyes os Siver, Eyes of Gold
Dancing on Coals
Sing My Name


Oh and Kaki Warner
Pieces of Sky
Chasing the Sun
Open Country

Linda Howard westerns:
Angel Creek
A Lady of the West
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