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Looking for books before or during the American Revolution
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Em



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Em, do you have any other favorites along this line?


Sherron, can you expand a bit on what elements you are looking for after reading these Marten books? It will help me with what I might recommend for you, if I can.
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sherron100



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The continuation of storylines with the same characters over many many years. We are with these characters from the time they are born to when they have grandkids. Adventure, separation, family, but always a HEA for the hero and heroine. Smile Does that help?
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Em



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, that does clarify your objectives. I can't think of any other books with that long a historical/ generational line just off the cuff, but I'll glance over my bookshelves in the next few days and see if anything crops up.

I'm so glad you loved Marten's works--it's always a pleasure to introduce someone else to a well-loved author and have them enjoy her books as much as I have in the past.
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Onyx



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:26 am    Post subject: Colonial romance - The Duke's Redemption Reply with quote

I recently started readng a new author named Carla Capshaw. Her January book was set in during The Revolution. I loved it. It's set in Charleston, SC, which I thought was a little different from all the Boston, Philly, etc set romances. The hero is a duke who wants revenge against the Colonial spy who killed his brother. The heroine is the spy. Her reasons for spying were unique too. The book was heart-wrenching and made me cry. Really, really good stuff!
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sherron100



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Onyx, I am going to check it out right now. Thanks so much.
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Gail K.



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would not pay a lot of $$ for this book, but if you come across it in a UBS, snatch it up!


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Onyx



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem, Sherron! I hope you enjoy it.
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sherron100



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking for more books in this time period. Thanks soooooo much
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ag16113



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another good series is by Heather Graham..
One Wore Red, One Wore Blue, and One Rode Away....
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Aislinn



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ag16113 wrote:
Another good series is by Heather Graham..
One Wore Red, One Wore Blue, and One Rode Away....


Those books are set during the Civil War, not the American Revolution.

Beverly Jenkins had a recent release entitled Midnight that's set in Boston during the early stages of the war.
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Em



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sherron, I recently re-shelved my paperback collection, and remembered your query about books set during the American Revolution period.

You might see if you can find Cynthia Wright at a UBS. During the late 1970's she wrote 3 books all set in that time frame, and tied to Revolutionary war events. I liked them enough to keep them, and plan to re=read them just for fun soon.
The titles are:
Caroline, Touch the Sun, Silver Storm. (I seem to recall that they are loosely tied together with some characters recurring in all three books.)

She may not be as good a writer as Jacqueline Marten, but I enjoyed these all the same. I hope you can find them somewhere, and that they are what you are looking for!
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gumbybird



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished Rising Wind by Cindy Holby and loved it! Takes place in 1774 in Wiiliamsburg, VA and on the West Virginia frontier. Hero was born on the battlefield at Culloden just after the battle, and winds up as a bondservant in the American colonies. It was tender and funny, with non-stop action a la Last of the Mohicans. Highly recommend!
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sherron100



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Em, just ordered them. Can't wait to get them and start reading. Thank you very much.

gumbybird, I read that one by Cindy Holby and you are right, I thought that it was great. Thanks

Aislinn, haven't heard of that one. I will be checking it out. Thanks
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sherron100



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just bumping! Any more like this??
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Nana



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Lucky Sixpence by Emilie Benson Knipe is an old (1912?) book about the Revolution. Maybe nowadays we'd call it YA? I don't remember if the romance starts here or in the sequel Beatrice of Denewood, but it follows the characters through many years. It was one of my favorite books growing up - I had my grandmother's copy from when she was a girl.

Many free ebook formats are available here: http://archive.org/details/luckysixpence00knip
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