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All time Favorite historical and contemporary

 
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 6:06 pm    Post subject: All time Favorite historical and contemporary Reply with quote

Hi! Smile Which book is your all time favorite historical? Which book is your all time favorite contemporary? My favorite contemporary is Paradise by Judith McNaught. My two favorite historicals are Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught and Dreaming Of You by Lisa Kleypas.
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athena_d



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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hrmm I've been reading romance for a very long time so I have quite a few Very Happy These are the ones I re-read ever so often, when I'm between authors or can't seem to find any good reads.

HISTORICAL:

- If You Decieve by Kresley Cole
- Lady Gallant by Suzanne Robinson
- The Duke & The Pirate Prince by Gaelen Foley
- It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas
- My favorite Bride by Christina Dodd
- The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt
- Lord of Scoundrel by Loretta Chase

CONTEMPORARY:

- Duncan's Bride, Dream Man, Open Season & After the Night by Linda Howard
- Baby, I'm Yours by Susan Andersen
- Sex, Lies, and Online Dating by Rachel Gibson
- Nobody's baby but Mine by Susan E. Phillips
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Retrograde



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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No contemporaries are coming to mind, as I don't read many of those; I generally prefer paranormals if i'm looking for a romance in a more modern setting. I vaguely remember being impressed with Sarah's Child by Linda Howard when I was about 15 or 16. That was 5 years ago, though, and my tastes have changed drastically, so I can't say much more until i've read it again.

As for historicals, there's no contest for me: Wicked by Jill Barnett. I read it a few years ago when I borrowed it from the college library, and foolishly returned it without jotting down the name. I got more serious about reading romances in the past year, and that book immediately came to mind when I decided to buy copies of books I had borrowed and enjoyed for my collection. I had a really difficult time tracking it down with only my vague recollections as clues, but I finally got lucky when I used google, amazon, and AAR as cross-referencing tools. I read it again in one night, and it was one hundred thousand times better than I remembered. This book is the definitive example of flawless, skilled writing. Jill Barnett, I am in awe of you.
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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Besides Sweet Savage Love by Rosemary Rogers for historical I would also have to add Lord of Scoundrelsl by Loretta Chase and for contemporay I would have to say Heiress For Hire by Erin McCarthy.
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Mark



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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Favorite historicals (all read 20 times or more):
A Rake's Reform by Holbrook, Cindy
Ravished by Quick, Amanda
The Lion's Lady by Garwood, Julie
Black Sheep by Heyer, Georgette

Favorite contemporaries (read 10 times):
Laugh With Me, Love With Me by Damon, Lee
A Woman's Touch by Krentz, Jayne Ann
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KarenS



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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are my favorites out of favorites:

Historical: Slightly Dangerous by Mary Balogh

Contemporary: It Had to Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

For a close second is The You I Never Knew by Susan Wiggs


These three automatically come to mind whenever I see a listing for favorite books, stories, hero and heroines.
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Keishon



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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Favorite historicals, contemporaries of all time, hmmm. Here's my list, I may break the rules here a bit but I love the following books:

Heart of the West by Penelope Williamson (western)
The Wives of Bowie Stone by Maggie Osborne
Rendezvous by Amanda Quick
Flowers in the Storm by Laura Kinsale (anything by her really)
Beast, Bliss and Dance by Judith Ivory
Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught


Contemporaries -

Paradise was good and I'd add that one, too (by McNaught)
Risky Games by Olga Bicos (excellent book)
Perfect Timing by Olga Bicos

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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Lord of Scoundrels" and "Welcome to Temptation"

Lots and lots of close seconds, but I love these two!
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Historicals:
To Have and to Hold by Patricia Gaffney
Uncommon Vows, Angel Rogue, Shattered Rainbows, One Perfect Rose by Mary Jo Putney
Lady Gallant by Suzanne Robinson
Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas
Slightly Dangerous by Mary Balogh

Contemporaries:
After the Night, Cry No More by Linda Howard
Angels Fall, Northern Lights by Nora Roberts
Ugly Duckling by Iris Johansen
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xina



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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Historicals
The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
Sweet Release by Pamela Clare
The Duke by Gaelon Foley
Whisper Of Roses by Teresa Medeiros
Daughter of the Game by Tracy Grant

Contemps
Getting Rid Of Bradley by Jennifer Cruise
The Second Coming Of Lucy Hatch by Marsha Moyer
Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Historical: The Warlord--Elizabeth Elliott

Contemporaries: Don't have any.
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Historical: Mr. Impossible, Loretta Chase
Much Ado About You, Eloisa James

Contemporary: Sugar Daddy, Lisa Kleypas
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