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GroupsARC Junkies, Australian LibraryThingers, Cookbookers, Elizabethan England, English History - Tudor through Edwardian, Food History, Historical Biography, Historical Fiction, History Fans, Holocaust Experiencesshow all groups

Favorite authorsElizabeth Chadwick, Sharon Kay Penman, Victoria Holt (Shared favorites)


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I remember your love of Tudor history. I recently read a book I highly recommend.

You might like Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel.

I hope all is well with you.

All good wishes,

Hi There

I'm back to reading historical fiction and I thought of you and wondered what you were reading lately
You're welcome, we seem to have a lot of the same favorites. I am new to this site and still working on getting my library tagged and just figuring out what all you can do with this site. It is overwhelming!
HI Amanda

I hope you are well.
Looking forward to your thoughts on the Weir novel! I have it on my pre-orders, and am eagerly looking forward to it...

You guessed correctly! :-)

I just finished Wolf Hall. It is excellent. I think you would enjoy it!
Hello Amanda

I didn't know about the latest book re. Anne Boleyn: Henry VIII's Obsession by Elizabeth Norton. I'm so glad that my Library Thing page had a reference that you recently added this to your library. Thank you ever so much!

I tried to add The Emma Campion book, The King's Mistress, but I LT isn't cooperating. Did you read these books yet and if so, did you like them.

I hope you are well. I miss not communicating with you on the Historical fiction site. I'm sorry it is no longer a viable website.

Take care,
Hi Amanda

I haven't connected with you in awhile. I hope you are well. I tried to log into but alas was not able to do so. Do you know if the site is closed?

Take care,

Hi Amanda
It was highly readable and interesting, wasn't it? But somehow there was no 'wow' factor to merit some of the praise I've read. But definitely much, much better than many other things I've read recently.

By the way, I was reading this for one of my book groups (well, I probably would've gotten around to reading it at some point in any case) and we had our discussion last night. Everyone really enjoyed it - though a couple felt there were a few too many detours along the way. We are going back to novels for now, though.
Thanks! I sometimes think I buy books just to add them to LT. That's how addicted I am. ;) I'm very glad I discovered I think I'll have a lot of fun there!
thank you for directing me to your website I'd like to begin doing the book of the month discussion board on the website, but the Agincourt book is on backorder at the library. wonder when they'll post the book for June? I'm just back from the library and i'm so excited to finally have Katherine by anya seton. Many HF bookblogs I've read recommend it as their all time favorite.
I'm always looking for good hf, so thank you for your extensive listing.
I see you have read about Lady Jane Grey and Leanda de Lisle's 'After Elizabeth.'

If you have any questions about Lady Jane, Katherine or Mary Grey, Leanda de Lisle (author of 'The Sisters Who Would Be Queen') will be answering them at my blog.

If you want to ask anything, please do so by April 15th.

Hi Amanda!
Great to hear from you. Thanks for letting me know about the demise of This is sad news. However, I'm happy to learn about the enw site.

I haven't posted a lot to lately because I've been reading less historical novels. However, I did just finish Carrolly Ericksons book on Josephine. It was ok...not great!

I hope you are well!

Hi Amanda
I hope you are well. I've been reading books other than historical fiction, so I haven't posted on lately. I hope you are well

Hi, Amanda! I'm sorry it took me a few days to see your invitation. Thanks for inviting me to be a friend! I need to hang out here more often.
Thank you for your comments on my review. If you like that kinda of thing I am sure you will enjoy it. I know I enjoy reading historical/memoir novels so I might have been a little biased when I read the book :). I must admit I was very surprised to have gotten my copy from the library so quickly, I thought I would be on the waiting list for ages.

Hi Amanda! Thanks for your comments about my blog. I took a look at yours, and we seem to share a lot of the same tastes. I finished The Romanov Bride not too long ago.

I too have enjoyed your posts on historicalfiction
It is a great site and I have you to thank for introducing me to it.

I note that you read Danny Danizer's book 1215: The Year of the Magna Carta. I finished his book regarding the Metropolitan Art Museum in New York, NY. It was excellently written. I'm wondering if you think the Magna Carta book is worth the time spent reading.

I was talking with other partners at my store and they also agree a book of our stories would be more interesting!

Thanks for stopping by!
Thanks again for recommending I'm hooked! It truly is a great site!

Thanks for letting me know about these groups!
I've added your name to my list of interesting libraries. You and I share a love of English history. I appreciate your list of books. I now have more books to read!

Bethlehem, PA
The Sunne in Splendor is one of my most recent favorites, having read it (devoured it) last year! I thoroughly enjoyed that book, being a staunch supporter of Richard these days! (I've just joined the Richard III group....)

If you would like to contact me directly, my email address is
Hi from Betsy--

Thanks for flagging my library as an interesting library--I am very complimented! I've noticed yours, too, and have browsed through it from time to time. Yes, we certainly do share a lot of common interests with historical fiction! Your library is consistently ranked first or second among my "members with your books". Looking at the groups you're a part of alerts me to the "Outlander" group, and I think I will join that one, too.

What are you reading now? I am reading Sandra Worth's Lady of the Roses and enjoying it very much. I just finished Robin Maxwell's Mademoiselle Boleyn and thought it was quite good, as well.

I'm going to return the compliment and add you to my interesting libraries to watch. Thanks for writing!
I have added your library to my interesting libraries. Kind of forward of me I know, since we've never met. What a great collection of historical fiction! You have a lot of books that I didn't know about. Thanks for the ideas!
Hi there, hope you don't mind my joining the Historical Fiction group uninvited. Looks like some interesting stuff!
Hey, this is Kailana from historical fiction. I see we share 58 books!
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