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Old 09-29-2011, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Nassau/Queens border
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Back in the 1970's I was obsessed with 'Sweet Savage Love' by Rosemary Rogers.
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:00 PM
 
Location: In a George Strait Song
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Has anyone mentioned 'The Outlander' series by Diana Gabaldon???
Soooo romantic!
Yes, in my OP! Great! Actually, DH and I listened to it on a long trip. It was really, um...inspiring!
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:07 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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These are among my favorite books:

"Gone With the Wind"
"The Far Pavillions"
"Outlander" (plus the rest)
"The Thorn Birds"
"The Bronze Horseman"
"Forever Amber"


I find these books to be all-engrossing; they really pulled me into their worlds and transported me.

Based on these books, can you make recommendations for other books in a similar vein (grand, sweeping, historical romance--very well written!)?
Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Nassau/Queens border
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Yes, in my OP! Great! Actually, DH and I listened to it on a long trip. It was really, um...inspiring!
I can imagine! Who narrates it?

I would love to see this one made into a movie and have often pondered who'd fit the main characters. This would truly be an epic romance.
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Old 10-06-2011, 01:24 PM
 
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I can imagine! Who narrates it?

I would love to see this one made into a movie and have often pondered who'd fit the main characters. This would truly be an epic romance.
I think it is Davina Porter.

She is outstanding.

There has been talk of a movie/mini-series for years. I wonder why it has not come to pass?
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.
Amazing book! (just gave you a rep point) but i dont think is very romantic, maybe the OP will except something else and will found this deep, kind of terrible story.
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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Back in the 1970's I was obsessed with 'Sweet Savage Love' by Rosemary Rogers.
Thanks for reminding me of my teenage angst.
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:19 PM
 
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Thanks for reminding me of my teenage angst.
Sweet Savage Love...Lord...I was visiting my mother and she was all "omg! you have to read this!"
I do not know how she got through it. We're talking about a woman whose favorite movies were Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.

SSL was among the first of the romance genre's original supertitles, and made it's debut before book stores even had romance sections.
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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This series is my favorite series to read and read again. I probably have read them 20 times. I love the characters and enjoy spending time with them.
My number one favorite book of all time is The Proud Breed by Celeste de Blasis. I read this book at least once a year.



I have most of K Woodiwiss's books. I like some a lot more than others. I love books that take place during the Civil War years, so obviously those would be my favorite. I read Shanna when I was a teen. Enjoyed it so much I bought it and all the rest in hardback.

Reading through this thread has been enlightening.
There are so many books I have NEVER read listed here. Someday I may get around to reading some of them.
Right now I am reading old favorites from my own library - the Kent family chronicles by John Jakes.
(Pssst. I'm over 50 and I HAVE read Harry Potter. I need to read the last one, but, of course, have to read the series in order before that.)
This is amazing! I thought I would be the only one to recommend that book.

When I saw this thread, I thought of that book, but could not remember the title. I read that book as a teenager. So I typed "book romance california violet eyes" into Google and result #5 (below a result about Elizabeth Taylor) was an interview with author Elizabeth Isaacs who mentions this book as one of her favorites. I went to Amazon and looked it up. (There are a few very expensive copies of it nowadays!)

To the OP, I would recommend this highly. Your local library may have it. (I checked the catalog webpage for mine and it does.) Here is a link with several reviews of it on Amazon:

Amazon.com: The Proud Breed (9780698108707): Celeste De Blasis: Books
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:34 PM
 
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OK, now you've all done it.
I have to reread all of the deBlasis books now.
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