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Old 03-28-2008, 05:41 PM   #19
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Whew, the list grows longer, thanks!

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Have you read "When the Wind Blows" by Patterson?
No, I haven't, but the book is cheap and sounds interesting so I'll add it to my wishlist.

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One author that I can recommend here is Christine Feehan. I've only read the Ghostwalker books and the Drake Sisters. The stories have interesting plots and characters and strong romantic elements, though I found myself more often than not skipping the sex scenes.
Hm, at first look they seem to be your typical paranormal romance novels, but I'll read a sample and decide then.

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I can highly recommend Exit to Eden by Anne Rice. The book is very good. The movie however is awful.
The description doesn't really sound like something I had in mind more like SM eroticism, but I'll take a look at it anyway.

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The Thornbirds, Colleen McCullough
Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand
Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak
The Thorn Birds and The Fountainhead sound good, I'm not sure about the other two, but Gone With the Wind is available at Feedbooks so I have downloaded it.

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Here's a really good one: Anne Bishop's Black Jewels trilogy (fantasy)

Something lighter: A Quest For Chameleon, Piers Anthony (the rest of the series gradually goes down hill)
The Black Jewels trilogy seems to be interesting, I've added it to my wishlist.
Actually I've already read many of Piers Anthony's Xanth books when I was younger, but they were rather light and satirical.

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Here are some more:

Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier
The Far Pavilions, M.M. Kaye
Added to my wishlist, though I'm not sure about Cold Mountain yet some reviews mention it to be rather verbose.

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I'm not a romance fan - but I love the novels of Anne Tyler; 'Accidental Tourist', 'Back When We Were Grownups' are good 'uns .

Orwell's '1984' might also fit the bill of non-stereotypical romances.

Also, PG has "The Young Visiters or, Mr Salteena's Plan" a romance written by a 9-year old Daisy Ashford.
Accidental Tourist sounds like I will like it, added to my wishlist.
I've already read 1984 and yes, the romance-part, if you can call it that, is very non-stereotypical.
The Young Visiters doesn't appeal to me on first look, but it's free so I'll take a second look.

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Since I just reread Frederica I can recommend Georgette Heyer's regency romances.
I think, I'll try Venetia first, thanks.

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Anything by Steve Miller and Sharon Lee, especially Liaden novels.
I can't really say what to expect judging from the description on Webscriptions as it isn't very specific to say the least, but I'll read some of the sample chapters.


Thanks again to all of you!
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