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Re: [histfict] Penman, Gabaldon, & Taste in HF

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  • Jo Kirkham
    Hi, Can I join in? I ve just read Laura Kinsale s My Sweet Folly - and really liked it. A very pleasant relaxing read. I got it for 20p at a jumble sale. Jo
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 1, 2000
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      Hi,

      Can I join in?

      I've just read Laura Kinsale's "My Sweet Folly" - and really liked it. A
      very pleasant relaxing read.

      I got it for 20p at a jumble sale.

      Jo

      Rye
      >
      > > BTW, speaking of not being thrilled with stuff that everyone else loves,
      I
      > > just finished my fourth Laura Kinsale novel, "Flowers from the
      Storm"...and
      > > although I find myself addicted while reading them...they seem to all
      > follow
      > > the same basic formula! I thought "Flowers from the Storm" was going to
      be
      > > different, but it ended up following exactly the same formula as "Seize
      the
      > > Fire", "For My Lady's Heart", and "The Prince of Midnight". I could
      chart
      > > out the formula for you, but I don't want to be a spoiler for anyone.
      I'm
      > a
      > > little disappointed though.
      >
      > Jennifer,
      >
      > You've read _four_ of her books, you're "addicted" while reading them, and
      > you say you're disappointed?
      >
      > Kinsale's books are historical romances, and there is definitely a formula
      to
      > that genre. Now that you know that, you may not wish to read anymore.
      They
      > are strictly for entertainment purposes. In spite of the genre, I think
      > she's a really talented writer and her characterizations and attention to
      > historical detail are outstanding. If you could _force_ yourself to try
      one
      > more :), I recommend the innocuously titled "Midsummer Moon." Yes, the
      > formula is there, but the main character is quite unique.
      >
      > Shelle
      >
      > >
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