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Re: Anyone a Historical Romance Fan?
« Reply #125 on: May 03, 2011, 07:43:16 PM »
I do that too gina, I palate cleans. My preferred method is a dose of Rourke for that  ;D. I am still trying to find Paranormals I like. I did like "Soulless" and of course it still has enough Historical for me in it.  ;D. I also have the Iron Duke on my wish list.

There are some Paranormal series I read and still want to read, I just spread them out in between my Historicals.

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« Reply #126 on: May 03, 2011, 08:17:25 PM »
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« Reply #127 on: May 03, 2011, 09:45:48 PM »
You are right about the conflicts. I mean in Contempo there aren't any taboos much anymore, unless you area Greek Typhoons pregnant viriginal Bride to be that is  :D

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I try to imagine how life might have been then. People always talk about the lack of baths, I think my main problem would have been the lack of underwear  :o :o. At least at some point women got to wear something, but still with a huge slit in there so it might as well have been nothing. No panties  :o :o. And riding side saddle, I mean what the heck  :D.

Yeah, history is a nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there.  I like my baths and my women's rights too much  :)
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« Reply #128 on: May 04, 2011, 08:17:22 AM »
Oh...I should clarify too...I couldn't have lived in another place and time. I couldn't live without indoor plumbing!

I get on trends of what I read. I read a few historicals, then a few contempts...I just have to have a humorous book here and there and a mystery/supsense! I do like to change it up a lot!
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« Reply #129 on: May 05, 2011, 12:29:54 PM »
I've heard tale that when the wind was not in a favorable direction, the castles and homes reeked!  I just couldn't imagine.  I would have to go outside on those days and with my allergies, I would have been sick all the time. As it was I was a pretty sick kid. So I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have survived childhood back then.

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« Reply #130 on: May 05, 2011, 01:01:39 PM »
London during the the summer during the Georigan era (typically considered more 'genteel') smelled like . . . well there is a good reason all the rich folk fled for the country. ;)

Bad sanitation + horse based transportation doesn't equal a good smelling town.
 
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« Reply #131 on: May 05, 2011, 01:26:35 PM »
I think I could read 100% contemporaries but there is something about historical romances that requires a break. I also have to read something else occasionally because I need a break from hearing about carriages and waltzes and the latest scandal in the ton. :)

I figure out the next ebook to read on my nook by when they are due back at the library and it looks like my next historical romance is Connie Brockway's All Through the Night which is due in 4 days. I'm looking forward to it because it is my first book by her and it is number 90 on the AAR's list of best 100 romances.

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« Reply #132 on: May 05, 2011, 01:44:27 PM »
I think I read 6 of Connie Brockway's, but I haven't read All through the Night yet. I like the description. Sigh, another one to add to my up next list  :D

And this is why my bucket list is closing in on 2000 books  :D

Yeah, the smell was probably not very pleasant then. But I do think that if that is all you know, its not as bad as it would be for us to go back in time. I think we get used to certain conditions, not knowing better. Same with Hygiene. We as today people could not imagine, but then that is all one knew and dealt with.

Beside the lack of panties, my main issue would be Dental care. Having had a lot of treatment all I can think of is Oh the pain  :o

If I had lived then with the teeth I have in this life, I would not have any left in my mouth  :D. They would have just pulled them. Imagine the first experimental root canals  :o :o. I have 8 of those in modern times.

But I keep coming back to the breeze um down there  :D

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« Reply #133 on: May 05, 2011, 02:07:36 PM »
OOOHHH, Atunah, the teeth issue...didn't think about that. I too have had tons of work on my mouth (and I need work now)...I'd have gone crazy.

I've read one book by SB and really like it...let us know how you like the on you're reading, Chipotle.

Yep, JA, I'm pretty sure I would have just lived in the country all the time! lol.

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« Reply #134 on: May 05, 2011, 04:32:55 PM »
But I keep coming back to the breeze um down there  :D

 ;D

And the corsets!  Those things look like torture.

I've been meaning to read one of Connie Brockway's.  I'll add All Through The Night to my list too.
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« Reply #135 on: May 05, 2011, 08:13:49 PM »
I've been lurking a little bit on this thread, and I'm finally going to post.  I love historicals, anything from 1800 on, and some of my favorite authors are Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, Loretta Chase, Amanda Quick.... I could go on, and on, and on.

So.  That being said, I just picked up Lydia Dare's first three books - they're paranormal Regency romances, with werewolves.  I discovered that - shockingly enough - I love werewolves!  Who knew?  So can you ladies and gents recommend any werewolf Regency-ish romances that are good?  I mean, is there a paranormal Lisa Kleypas or Loretta Chase?  I don't much care for vamps, but I like the shifters. 

And Miriam, that is very cool - Sabrina Jeffries, no kidding?  I've seen Courtney Milan hanging about these parts, and yes - had a fan "OMG!" moment.  As to your own stuff, Miriam - are you Regency-ish or medieval?

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« Reply #136 on: May 05, 2011, 08:39:35 PM »
I've been lurking a little bit on this thread, and I'm finally going to post.  I love historicals, anything from 1800 on, and some of my favorite authors are Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, Loretta Chase, Amanda Quick.... I could go on, and on, and on.

So.  That being said, I just picked up Lydia Dare's first three books - they're paranormal Regency romances, with werewolves.  I discovered that - shockingly enough - I love werewolves!  Who knew?  So can you ladies and gents recommend any werewolf Regency-ish romances that are good?  I mean, is there a paranormal Lisa Kleypas or Loretta Chase?  I don't much care for vamps, but I like the shifters. 


Hi T.L.  Have you read Gail Carriger's Soulless?  It has werewovles and a few vamps and is set in Victorian England.  It's been suggested that it's steampunk but I don't really agree with that tag for this particularly book.  It is a great read though, I highly recommend it as a paranormal historical.
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Re: Anyone a Historical Romance Fan?
« Reply #137 on: May 05, 2011, 08:52:22 PM »
YES, Atunah...I'm pretty sure a corset would be torture (I wore a girdle in my yonger days and hated it, I can't imagine being tied into something tightly!)

I'm so glad you posted, TL (btw, those are my daughter's initials). I too love a lot of the authors on your list.

CJ, thanks for suggesting some shapeshifter books...I've not read any historical shapeshifters.


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« Reply #138 on: May 05, 2011, 09:33:16 PM »


So.  That being said, I just picked up Lydia Dare's first three books - they're paranormal Regency romances, with werewolves.  I discovered that - shockingly enough - I love werewolves!  Who knew?  So can you ladies and gents recommend any werewolf Regency-ish romances that are good?  I mean, is there a paranormal Lisa Kleypas or Loretta Chase?  I don't much care for vamps, but I like the shifters. 


I just realized I have A Certain Wolfish Charm on my Kindle already.  I may have to bump that up on my reading list.  I'm not aware of any other Regency weres.

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« Reply #139 on: May 05, 2011, 09:34:44 PM »
Not too much on Regencies, but love Vikings, etc. and westerns.

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« Reply #140 on: May 06, 2011, 08:39:00 AM »
Gina, let me know how you like that book.

CaitLondon, I'm not sure I've read Vikings ever...which ones do you read???

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« Reply #141 on: May 06, 2011, 11:10:34 AM »
I'm also intrigued by Viking romances; honestly I didn't even know such a thing existed! Recommendations please!

I decided to forego the Connie Brockway after reading the first chapter and I read Julia Quinn's Brighter Than the Sun instead. I need light stuff right now but I'll get to it later.

I did grab the ebook version of Where's My Hero at the library so I'm looking forward to more Derek Craven!

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« Reply #142 on: May 06, 2011, 11:28:36 AM »
I read a couple of Sandra Hill's Viking stories and I liked them. They are more on the funnier side, at least the ones I read. I can't recall reading any others though. As many Historicals I read you would think I'd come across more of those. :D

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« Reply #143 on: May 06, 2011, 11:55:35 AM »
I want to say Johanna Lindsey has a few Viking books.  Not sure what her titles would be.  Also, Elizabeth Lowell had a medieval series that I want to say had Vikings. 

So I'm out of luck pretty much with the historical werewolves?  Daggone it.  I was afraid of that. 

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« Reply #144 on: May 06, 2011, 12:27:02 PM »
Oh Chipolte...Dr. Lindley...yum. And Belle's brother's story is in that book too...the two sisters story!  Loved those novellas. And they are very light!

Thanks, Atunah...I will look for the Viking Stories...I'm intrigued after watching Train My Dragon...what a sweet cartoon movie!

TL...Johanna Lindsey, really? I had no idea.


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« Reply #145 on: May 06, 2011, 07:20:24 PM »
I want to say Johanna Lindsey has a few Viking books.  Not sure what her titles would be.  Also, Elizabeth Lowell had a medieval series that I want to say had Vikings. 

So I'm out of luck pretty much with the historical werewolves?  Daggone it.  I was afraid of that. 

She does. The ones I remember are Fires of Winter, Hearts Aflame (one of my favorite JL), and...oh shoot I don't remember the title of the other one but I know the son/brother Selig had his own story as well.

T.L. - Actually, there are quite a few historical werewolf series. I haven't read any of them but I have one on my TBR pile - Moon Awakening by Lucy Monroe which is a Scottish historical. And I know I've seen a few more mentioned in other places. I think there was a topic in one of my Goodreads groups about it. I'll try and tack it down and add more if I find it.
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« Reply #146 on: May 06, 2011, 07:55:15 PM »
Sorry for the double post but I found the historical werewolves, unfortunately there weren't very many listed but here's what I found:

Touch of the Wolf by Susan Krinard
The Dark One: The Wild Wulfs of London by Rhonda Thompson - I think this might be the second one but I couldn't find a first one. There seems to be four in the series according to Goodreads. Regency period.
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« Reply #147 on: May 07, 2011, 10:49:10 AM »
Thanks so much, Sandrae!  I had no idea Lucy Monroe wrote Scottish historicals.

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« Reply #148 on: May 07, 2011, 12:17:47 PM »
Thanks so much, Sondrae!  I had no idea Lucy Monroe wrote Scottish historicals.

No problem  :D I'm pretty sure there are a few more books in that series and they all have good ratings on Goodreads. The first one has been on my TBR pile forever but the pile just keeps growing! At least I won't be without a good book to read for a long time, LOL.
         

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« Reply #149 on: May 07, 2011, 02:51:41 PM »
I love to read about King Henry the eight, Marie Antonette, The Russian Revolution ,got hooked with Dr. Zhivago.
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