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Eliza



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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 9:14 am    Post subject: Romances featuring books or booksellers Reply with quote

I love stories featuring manuscripts, rare books, sellers and collectors, so Miranda Neville's "The Wild Marquis" was a winner for me, as is Ms Neville who "spent several years writing catalogues of rare books and original letters and manuscripts for Sotheby's auction house in London and New York."

I also enjoyed Candice Hern's "Ladies' Fashionable Cabinet" series which starts off with a columnist for that publication.

Does anyone know of any romances with book or publishing backdrops or themes?
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KayWebbHarrison



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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jayne Ann Krentz: Midnight Jewels; Copper Beach

Amanda Quick: Reckless

Elizabeth Lowell: Moving Target

Kay
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Susan/DC



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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Karen Ranney's After the Kiss (link to AAR review below). It is the first of her books I read and I liked it -- you'll never look at ribbons in the same way again.

http://likesbooks.com/cgi-bin/bookReview.pl?BookReviewId=650
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Manda



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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The heroine of Loretta Chase's THE LAST HELLION is a newspaper writer and there is quite a bit about publishing in the story.

The heroine of Anne Mallory's SEVEN SECRETS TO SEDUCTION is a bookseller who is hired to catalog the library of a nobleman.

The secondary hero of Eloisa James' PLEASURE FOR PLEASURE is a gossip columnist in the Regency.

The heroine of Lisa Kleypas' SUDDENLY YOU is a novelist and there is a bit of backdrop in the Victorian publishing industry.

The heroine of Lisa Kleypas' DREAMING OF YOU is also a novelist.
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dick



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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elizabeth Thornton's Whisper His Name.
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MissRubyJones



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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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MissRubyJones



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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alicia Rasley's wonderful Regency "Poetic Justice" features a super-hot hero who goes all over the world procuring rare manuscripts, and a heroine whose family owns a library of rare books.

Hurry, hurry -- it's free at Amazon right now:
http://www.amazon.com/Justice-Traditional-Regency-Escapades-ebook/dp/B006QNRIEQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1336146257&sr=1-1
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Sandlynn



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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about The Bookseller's Daughter by Pam Rosenthal.
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Manda



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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pam Rosenthal also wrote THE EDGE OF IMPROPRIETY which features a heroine who writes silver fork novels and is quite successful at it. IIRC there is some publishing talk with her editor.
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Nana



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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Courtney Milan's "This Wicked Gift" in The Heart of Christmas anthology features a librarian heroine and bookkeeper hero. It's a great story and unusual for the Regency in that neither character is swimming in wealth and power, with money a huge element for both. It goes into some details of running a subscription lending library - interesting in the age of free public libraries.
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Eliza



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KayWebbHarrison wrote:
Jayne Ann Krentz: Midnight Jewels; Copper Beach
Amanda Quick: Reckless
Elizabeth Lowell: Moving Target
Kay


Thank you, thank you, thank you, so very much, Kay. I'm reading Reckless now and am enjoying it immensely. It's the right book at just the right time. Know what I mean? Priceless....

P.S. Grazie mille! Very Happy

ETA: Oh, I forgot to mention I was pleasantly surprised to find it also had a chivalry theme too, and guess who has been reading medieval romances lately? A very happy happenstance indeed, and I end up with a lovely two-fer.
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KayWebbHarrison



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eliza wrote:
KayWebbHarrison wrote:
Jayne Ann Krentz: Midnight Jewels; Copper Beach
Amanda Quick: Reckless
Elizabeth Lowell: Moving Target
Kay


Thank you, thank you, thank you, so very much, Kay. I'm reading Reckless now and am enjoying it immensely. It's the right book at just the right time. Know what I mean? Priceless....

P.S. Grazie mille! Very Happy

ETA: Oh, I forgot to mention I was pleasantly surprised to find it also had a chivalry theme too, and guess who has been reading medieval romances lately? A very happy happenstance indeed, and I end up with a lovely two-fer.


Don't do italiano, pero en español: ¡El gusto es mío!

I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes I´ll put aside books that I usually enjoy until I find just the one that satisfies my cravings.
Enjoy!

Kay
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