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sandilib



Joined: 09 Jul 2008
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Location: Ontario

PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Natalie wrote:
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Muchas gracias Sandy

Do you remember any particular titles?


You are welcome Natalie. Unfortunately no, it's been too long. I remember that I would read whatever I could find from her.
I did notice that she is available at a lot of libraries.... Hopefully, a sign that her writing is indeed as good as I remember it Wink
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Lily



Joined: 06 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:10 pm    Post subject: Spanish romance Reply with quote

Hi!

I'm from Chile (spanish speaking country), but I have to say I havn`t read many original spanish romance novels.

Please DON`T read Corin Tellado. (Sorry fans, but I think they are the worst series romance ever.)

"Como agua para chocolate" is really nice, althought don`t bother with the recipes. I didn`t understand them, and spanish is my first language.

There is a chilean author named Isabel Allende who now lives in California. She has written a couple of novels with strong romance in it. My favorite is "De amor y de sombra" (Of love and shadow). It`s about a couple of journalists in Chile during dictatorship (1975) who fall in love but discover a rather nasty secret.

In the last years there are some spanish-speaking writers who have written romance. I read Amparo Balbuena´s "Como una flor entre las rocas", wich is a medieval set during the crusade against the catars in southern France. Another author is Florencia Bonelli (from Argentina), but I havn`t read her books yet.

Anyway, there are a lot of romance novels translated to spanish. I think you can reread any favorite. Here is the link to a web page with the best info about them: http://www.elrinconromantico.com/
Please try it, it`s really good. They have the name of the new spanish romance authors too.

If you want to read something different, here are a couple of authors:

- Roberto Ampuero: chilean, writes mystery. He has written about exilean chileans in Sweden (Los amantes de Estocolmo), and about a cuban detective in Chile (Quien mato a Cristian Kustermann?)

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez: colombian, writes "magic realism" (realismo magico). He is famous for a novel called "100 años de soledad", but it might be too long and difficult if you`re beginning to learn spanish. You could try "Cronica de una muerte anunciada".

If you need any help feel free to ask me. I`ll be happy to help you.
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KayWebbHarrison



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Spanish romance Reply with quote

Lily wrote:
Hi!
I'm from Chile (spanish speaking country), but I have to say I havn`t read many original spanish romance novels.


Lily,

Hola y mil gracias por el enlace.

Kay
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Natalie



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Spanish romance Reply with quote

Lily wrote:


Anyway, there are a lot of romance novels translated to spanish. I think you can reread any favorite. Here is the link to a web page with the best info about them: http://www.elrinconromantico.com/
Please try it, it`s really good. They have the name of the new spanish romance authors too.


Gracias Lily! I'll definitely check it out as well as other suggestions!
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Natalie



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it seems that most romances listed on the site are indeed translations of the book by popular American/British authors (I've had fun with deciphering some of the titles - it's good the site provides the original English titles too!). I did found a few authors that write in Spanish. Does anyone know anything about them?

Alejandra Álvarez-Casas
Amparo Balbuena
Ángela Becerra

Carmen Santos
Claudia Velasco
Esther Sanz
Gabriela Margall
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intrepida



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, this is my first post on this great board, and site. I did the following list of recent authors who published romances in Spanish (they are mainly from Spain). I didn't read any of them but a few of them are highly regarded, such as Florencia Bonelli, Pilar Cabero, Nieves Hidalgo, Caroline Bennett, Sonia Marmen.

- "A través del tiempo" by Pilar Cabero (Historical set in Spain, 19th cent. / Time travel)
- "La dama y el dragón" by Caroline Bennett aka Mónica Peñalver. (Historical)
- "Lección de Amor" by Ebony Clark (Published by La Máquina China) (Contemporary set in México)
- "Lo que dure la eternidad" and "El fantasma de Killmarnock" by Nieves Hidalgo (Published by Vergara)
- "New York, New York" by Imma López (Contemporary) (Published by El Andén)
- "Lady Smith" by Mabela Ruiz-Gallardón (Published by El Andén) (Historical set in Spain in 1812, during Spanish Independency War)
- "La Tierra de las Conquistas" and "Alma de Highlander" by Sonia Marmén (Historical / Highlanders)
- Saga Lycos (Licántropos) - 1. Al llegar la noche . 2. El Secreto de la Noche. By Jezz Burning (Paranormal / Werewolves)
- "Marlene", "Lo que dicen tus ojos", "El Cuarto Arcano" etc. by Florencia Bonelli (Historical set in Argentina - I understand)
- "Las espinas del amor" by Arlette Geneve (Historical)
- "En alas de la seducción" de Gloria Casañas (From Argentina)
- "Vive rápido, siente despacio" by Esther Sanz (Contemporary)
- "Sabrina: 1, El mundo: 0" by Rebeca Rus (Chick-lit)
- "Nadie como tú" by Anna Casanovas (Contemporary set between Barcelona and London)
- "La hija del cónsul" by Teresa Cameselle (Historical set in Ottoman Empire in 1880)
- María Consuelo Mariño Chantal, an author that publishes online. Check here
- "El penúltimo sueño" and "De los amores negados" by Ángela Becerra.

The following are published by Vestales:

- "He aquí un secreto. Una apuesta perdida", de Soledad Pereyra
- "He aquí un secreto. La Orden Guardiana", de Soledad Pereyra
- "No te fíes de un Bandido", de Bel Frances
- "Como una flor entre las rocas", de Amparo Balbuena
- "Si encuentro tu nombre en el fuego", de Gabriela Margall
- "El Medallón de los Lancaster", de Claudia Velasco
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Natalie



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Intrepida. It's a big list... I wish you could recommend some of them. I guess I'll do some more research (and train my Spanish, too!)
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