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The Wars of the Roses by Alison Weir

An Infamous Army: A Novel of Wellington, Waterloo, Love and War by Georgette Heyer

The Tudor Rose: A Novel of Elizabeth of York by Margaret Campbell Barnes

The Rose Without a Thorn: The Wives of Henry VIII by Jean Plaidy

Ice Land: A Novel by Betsy Tobin

The Last of the Wine by Mary Renault

The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier

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Tagshistorical fiction (219), TBR (144), England (85), Royalty (52), 2008 (34), 2009 (25), Tudor (23), 16th century (18), 2007 (18), France (18) — see all tags

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Groups50 Book Challenge, Ancient History, Atlanta Bibliophiles, Blogger's Book Giveaways, Book of the month club, English History - Tudor through Edwardian, Freebies, Book Giveaways and Contests, Historical Fiction, History at 30,000 feet: The Big Picture, History: On learning from and writing historyshow all groups

Favorite authorsSusan Carroll, Elizabeth Chadwick, Diana Gabaldon, Margaret George, Philippa Gregory, Michelle Moran, Sharon Kay Penman, Victoria Holt, Anne Easter Smith (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresOld Barn Books, Once & Again Books - Roswell, Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse, Read It Again Books, Reading Tree


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Member sinceApr 23, 2008

Currently readingVoyager by Diana Gabaldon
Louis the Well Beloved (French Revolution Series Volume 1) by Jean Plaidy
The Needle in the Blood by Sarah Bower
Marie-Therese, Child of Terror: The Fate of Marie Antoinette's Daughter by Susan Nagel

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Hello again! I finally decided I needs must get involved in this thing.. how are you? It will take me eons to get all the books I ahve read onto this.

Nan Hawthorne
My pleasure! Glad I found your blog. It's very much up my alley.
Hello, no have not read the book saw it on your blog and added it to my growing wish list. I love Historicals, but do read a lot of Historical Romance.
I found your blog, it is great. I love Historical Fiction and you have lots of great titles I haved added many books to my growing shelf.
Hi Abruno -

Sorry I didn't respond to your inquiry right away. I've been away for a while and hadn't updated recently. My avatar picture is actually of Margaret Tudor although it is of the same period as Katherine of Aragon. I am also an avid HF and non-fiction History reader and will definitely check out your blog. I look forward to perusing your list of books here to find fun suggestions to add to my pile of TBR.

Hi Abruno,

I did a little digging on the question of the 5th book in the Dark Queen series at the beginning of the year. What I found is that Susan Carroll is indeed working on an addition to the series. At the time, it appeared as though the book would not come out until Summer 2009. It does look as if the title will be Twilight of a Queen.

See the discussion at Search the forums for twilight and queen.

No I don't mind at all! Although I do have a blogspot one too that I just import from that I just created. So that one is a little more nice looking because I can use the LibraryThing widget tool. I haven't put the link in my profile yet, but here it is, you might want this one to be the link you have on your blog. I've also added you to my links section. :)

P.S. You must tell me how you Through A Glass Darkly. It's on my TBR pile and I would love some feedback!
I am definitely buying Through a Glass Darkly!!!! I can't wait for your review.
Hi Amy,

I didn't even know about this "interesting libraries"! Very cool. I have just barely begun to catalog my books, most aren't listed yet. But they are mostly historical fiction! I have the Jeanne Kalogridis books in my TBR pile. I read Through a Glass Darkly in college when it first came out but I want to reread it before reading Dark Angel. I started my blog in part to help myself remember the books that I read, sometimes they start to run together. I have many Jean Plaidy historicals too, but I have not read any yet. Thanks for adding me, this is a cool feature!


A bit slow with a response, but thanks so much for adding my book collection to your "interesting libraries". I appreciate the compliment and have done the same with yours. Looks like we have a lot of interests in common--especially Jamie Frasier and Richard III (an intriguing duo).

Happy reading to you!
Let me know what you think of Through a Glass Darkly. I bought the sequel without knowing it was a sequel. Crazy, I know...
Thanks, abruno. I've been doing the same with your library. You have a great collection! I appreciate that you tag and rate the books you read. We have similar tastes.
Hello from another historical fiction fan named Amy from the Atlanta area! It looks like we share quite a few books in common though you have many I havent heard of that look interesting too. I hope you dont mind me browsing your library, Im always looking for something new!
Jamie is by far one of my favorite characters that I have read about. He has that manly-stubborn-brute-that-is-actually-a-hopeless-romantic-once-you-get-inside kind of guy... haha. And I love him for it. But yes, I too wanted to quit reading them about half way through the second book because it got way too slow for me. Obviously, I barreled through and am happier because of it. I haven't gotten into the Lord John series yet, but am planning on it to see how it is. What else are you interested in?
Hi there! I haven't read World Without End yet as I'm waiting for the paperback (due out here in Oct). Pillars was the first Follett book I'd ever read and wouldn't have read that if a good friend hadn't pointed out that it's not a thriller. I think you can see that Follett is a writer of thrillers in his skill at keeping the plot moving. There were just a couple of bits when I started wondering if I was getting a bit bored (nothing wrong with the book at all, but when I've spent 6-7 days on the same book I start hankering for something different no matter how good it is) but things always picked up again very quickly. Can't wait for the next one! (Please don't tell me anything about it!)

I see you're fairly new to LT. Welcome and good luck - I hope you enjoy it but I warn you it can get very addictive!
Thanks for the add! I see we obviously have a lot of the same interests. If you're interested, I belong to two clubs that might be of interest to you: one is called Social History, and the other Book of the Month... they're a lot of fun. And I noticed you're a big Gabaldon fan. She is my ultimate guilty pleasure!
How funny! I was also named after Amy in the Little Women books! My mom was hoping to name me Elizabeth and call me Beth, but my dad hated the name. So Amy it was. :)

Thanks for the picture comment. I love seeing pictures from my favorite day and those flowers make me smile every time.

I see you're reading the Outlander series. Love them. Have read them many times. She's got at least two more in the works, it's all I can do to keep myself waiting! Any favorites you have that you'd recommend? Historical Fiction is my absolute favorite genre and I'm always looking for new stuff.
Ah, I can just imagine, that was such a wonderful part of the book. Voyager is my 2nd favorite after Outlander - I really do love the books!
Thank you so much! I have actually finished my thesis and I am thrilled, although I'd love to do more research about Richard.

We have some really good books in common, and a ton of the rest of your library is on my wishlist, as if my TBR pile wasn't big enough! Did you like Lady of the Roses by Sandra Worth? That's one of the ones I've been looking at the most lately.
Hi, Abruno! Looks like we have a few books in common!
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