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mark_laverdiere



Joined: 01 Oct 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:44 am    Post subject: Hi everyone! Reply with quote

Hi, all. I am 42-year-old Mark Laverdiere, married to a wonderful lady. My family lives in Orillia, Canada. My wife and I have twin boys. My wife has a passion for romance-comedy books and stuff like that. I would like to know how many of you can recommend a great one for her to read. But I would also like to find a book that documents an author's personal adventures in love. I am pretty sure my wife would love that, too, considering how many mishaps and miscues we have had as a married couple. Can anyone out there help me in my quest? I would be very much obliged...I am a (retired) fighter pilot currently handling an assignment in the Middle East, and I don't have much time to do research online and stuff. So any sort of help towards this end would be deeply appreciated. Thank you! Smile Embarassed Embarassed
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AndyR



Joined: 22 Mar 2007
Posts: 111
Location: Central PA

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black Heels to Tractor Wheels is the real life story of Ree Drummond (a cookbook author; Food Network chef) and fits your requirements. She was a city girl who met her cowboy.
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MMcA



Joined: 26 Mar 2007
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alesia Holliday had one called 'Emails to the front'.

From Amazon:
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This memoir is the painfully funny and poignant true story of one military family's experience during two war-time deployments, told through the actual email they sent back and forth, with accompanying essays.

"6/9: Evidently I wasn't supposed to put so much oil in the mower. The smoke went away fairly quickly, though. Connor even got to go for a ride in the fire truck."

Alesia Holliday has survived scenes like this and more while her husband, a naval flight officer, has been away on military duty. They have forged a different kind of marriage-one that the 1.5 million current active-duty service members and their families will identify with through the camaraderie strengthened by shared difficulties and discoveries.

E-mail to the Front consists of short commentaries by Alesia and an e-mail dialogue between she and her husband while he was on deployment. In text filled with empathy, gut-level honesty, humor, and unflinching support, chapters cover everything from "Departure: Only 183 Days to Go" to "Rebellion of the Appliances" to "It's Like Being a Single Mother, but I Can't Date."
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Mark



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I record a humor score for the romances I read. These are the books with my highest humor scores from 20 years of reading romances:
alexander, victoria: the marriage lesson*****
alexander, victoria: the pursuit of marriage*****
craig, emma: rosamunda's revenge*****
crusie, jennifer: bet me*****
davidson, maryjanice: undead and unwed*****
davis, maggie: hustle, sweet love*****
evanovich, janet: back to the bedroom*****
evanovich, janet: smitten*****
evanovich, janet: the rocky road to romance*****
evanovich, janet: the grand finale*****
evanovich, janet: love overboard[ivan takes a wife]*****
garwood, julie: the lion's lady*****
holbrook, cindy: the missing brides*****
holbrook, cindy: the missing matchmaker*****
holbrook, cindy: the actress & the marquis*****
holbrook, cindy: lord sayer's ghost*****
holbrook, cindy: a rake's reform*****
holbrook, cindy: the reluctant bride*****
jensen, emma: what chloe wants*****
jensen, trish: without a clue*****
joy, dara: high energy*****
krentz, jayne ann: summer in eclipse bay*****
lansdowne, judith a.: lord nightingale's triumph*****
lansdowne, judith a.: mutiny at almack's*****
laurenston, shelly: the mane event*****
leclaire, day: the nine-dollar daddy*****
lynson, jane: the duke's downfall*****
macalister, katie: noble intentions*****
martin, michelle: the mad miss mathley*****
michaels, kasey: the tenacious miss tamerlane*****
nelson, judith: the merry chase*****
nelson, judith: patience is a virtue*****
phillips, susan elizabeth: nobody's baby but mine*****
quick, amanda: ravished*****
quinn, julia: brighter than the sun*****
quinn, julia: to catch an heiress*****
quinn, julia: how to marry a marquis*****
reece, jean: the primrose path*****
sands, lynsay: single white vampire*****
smythe, sheridon: completely yours*****
thompson, vicki lewis: operation gigolo*****
tucker, bonnie: hannah's hunks*****
anthologies: cupid cats (km*****, cb***, vlt**.5)
anthologies: highland fling (as, cm, jb*****, ls)
anthologies: the night before christmas (va''', sh***, dj*****, nm*)
anthologies: a season in the highlands (jd***, jb*****, gd**.5, pb*, pc**.5)
anthologies: these boots were made for stomping (jk**, jl*****, mm**)
anthologies: wish list (lk**.5, lc***, cd**, ls*****)

There is also a favorite funny romances page on this site:
http://likesbooks.com/funny.html
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