Re: [histfict] Penman, Gabaldon, & Taste in HF
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.
> > BTW, speaking of not being thrilled with stuff that everyone else loves,
> > just finished my fourth Laura Kinsale novel, "Flowers from theStorm"...and
> > although I find myself addicted while reading them...they seem to allbe
> > the same basic formula! I thought "Flowers from the Storm" was going to
> > different, but it ended up following exactly the same formula as "Seizethe
> > Fire", "For My Lady's Heart", and "The Prince of Midnight". I couldchart
> > out the formula for you, but I don't want to be a spoiler for anyone.I'm
> > little disappointed though.
> 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
> 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 thinkone
> she's a really talented writer and her characterizations and attention to
> historical detail are outstanding. If you could _force_ yourself to try
> more :), I recommend the innocuously titled "Midsummer Moon." Yes, the
> formula is there, but the main character is quite unique.