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Old 07-11-2012, 11:00 PM
 
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I want to thank you (all these months later) for recommending The Winds of War and War and Remembrance. I just got finished listening to them....it took me a very long time!

They were so outstanding (the writing, the story, the narration). I honestly feel as if they have changed my life and broaded my understanding not only of WWII, but of human existance.

Tried to rep you but I couldn't.

But thank you, thank you, thank you, for suggesting these books.
Oh, I'm so glad you read them and liked them! You're very welcome, I love pushing my favorite books and it's always good to hear of a success lol.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Wrangell, AK
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Try Green Darkness by Anya Seton and Five Smooth Stones by Ann Fairbairn. Both are exciting and engrossing pageturners that deal with controversial subjects.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:36 PM
 
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Read some of the books by Eugenia Price. They are old fashioned epic romances.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:48 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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I highly suggest Mereditih Duran's historical romance: "Duke of Shadows". It's set in mid 1800s India and England. The author's meticulous research of India, the language, the people, and culture clearly shows in this book. It's a relatively new released book so you should be able to find this in book stores or libraries in both paper or e-version.

I know someone said he didn't like "Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett but I thought the book was pretty good. It's more historical fiction with strong romantic element but it's definitely epic and romantic.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Doctor Zhivago is about as epic as a romance novel gets!
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