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Andrea Penrose/Andrea Pickens/Cara Elliott
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Oh, yes, Becky. So many good books and not enough time!
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LOVE the Peter Wimsey books. This post is reminding me of SO many wonderful books that were a joy to discover.
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I loved the early Amanda Quick books too!
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Hear, hear to that, Pat. The best gift any child can get is a love of reading!
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2017 on Reading for the First Time, Again at Word Wenches
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These sound wonderful, Sue! And so glad mary Jo found the fourth title for you!
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2017 on Reading for the First Time, Again at Word Wenches
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Quantum, you seem to love audio books so much that you're making me wish I could listen to them. I just find it hard to follow a story that way. I seem to nned the visual prompt of the written word. (Plus I do like the tactile feeling of turning a page.) (You certainly found the a great introduction to good romance with Eloisa and Julia!)
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2017 on Reading for the First Time, Again at Word Wenches
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I'm glad Joanna mentioned Lord of the Rings. That definitely was an amazing discovery for me.
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Yes, me, too!
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Like Pat, says, just the sort of book I would have loved as a young reader!
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As do I!
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A very interesting observation Quantum. I don't want to see history changed, even in fiction, for any specific event or notable occurance. However, I don't mind fudging with small things, like having Byron be in Italy a week later than he really was as long as an author notes it at the end of the book, so I trust the research of other things. That said, I like your point about being able to play with speculation, as so much is unknown. In any case, an interesting point for discussion!
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Wonderful post! It's always a pleasure to have you come visit!
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Andrea/Cara here, happy to welcome back Tracy Grant to the Wenches! For those of you who aren't familiar with her Malcolm & Suzanne Rannoch historical mystery series, you are in for a great treat . . . and for fans like me, it's always wonderful news when a new book in the series is out, especially as Tracy, who is a meticulous researcher, always has such an interesting back story behind her plots. Gilded Deceit, the latest one, features appearances by (fluttery sigh) Lord Byron, Percy Shelley and Mary Shelley in Italy, where a murder draws them into a tangled... Continue reading
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Well, it's brilliant of you to use the simplified Jane Eyre. Having a compelling story that resonates makes people really grasp the joys of reading. I'll bet the women you taught now read books for pleasure, not merely to get along in everyday life. And that's a special gift you've given them!
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2017 on What We're Reading at Word Wenches
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Oh, Crocodile on the Sandbank is another all time favorite. Can't count all the times I've reread and still laughed aloud. I'm looking forward to the last Amelia later this month. I have high hopes that Joan Hess finished the ms. as EP would have wished.
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Thanks so much, Suzanne! As I said in my blurb, one of the reasons I like the dark Days book so much is because they are grounded in a very real regency world, and it's interesting to see a very traditional Regency young lady have to fight mentally the normal strictures she's grown up with in order to do her paranormal mission. Great tension, and great characters complementing her. I'll be curious to hear what you think.
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I have the Quinn book on the TBR. Always enjoy her books.
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Anne. that's so nice to hear! What a brilliant idea of yours. I bet P&P would be popular too. The relationships between men and women, with all the complexities and emotions, are universal!
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Quantum, I actually read Jane Eyre before Jane Austen. It's still one of those classics that remains very fresh in my mind. It had a big effect on me!
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We apologize, Sue! (ha, ha,—not really!)
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That sometimes happens to me too, Sonya. I was struggling a few months ago, but this column really jumpstarted some good reading. In particular, I loved Nicola's recc of Love Song and and Susan's recc of The Madwoman in the Attic.
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I'm not a huge fantasy reader, Sherry, but these sound very good! Thanks!
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Oh, sigh, Janga. You always add SO many books to my TBR List. Must start a special "Janga" pile! Persuaion is one of my all-time favorites. Now have to think of pulling that out too for a summer "comfort" read.
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Thanks, Karin! I've seen "A Lady in the Smoke" and it looks very interesting. Now must give it a try!
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Ah, wonderful! Another heyer mystery fan!
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