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DesertRose 
Posted: 13-Apr-2006, 04:02 PM
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Hello there Haynes! It has been awhile since we have chatted, my fault! unsure.gif How ya doing up there in northern AZ? Is it getting warm? I have to share some things going on at the Apache rez with you that I am involved with. Hopefully you and I will meet up one day. I will be up that way in June, btw. Would love to see your Navaho ministry. Anyway, I didn't know you were into the CW history. My BIL is a re-enactor and I have been asked by many in my re-enactment group to do CW re-enacting as well, but what I am involved in is enough for me at this point. I really did love the movie God's and Generals, but I didn't care for "Gettysburg" too much.

I didn't know that Newt Gingrich wrote a book about the CW or similar to that sort of thing. I have met him many times, btw. He used to attend my church when I lived in Atlanta.

Elspeth, as I said in another post. I have several of Phillipa Gregory's books. I have heard they are really good. Pretty funny that you are waiting on someone to get murdered already! bahahahaha Keep us posted on how you like her books. They are all in my TBR pile that is getting bigger and bigger! EEP!


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Posted: 13-Apr-2006, 11:25 PM
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I love reading anything that will get me closer to a time or place. I am currently in the process of rereading Diana Gabaldon (I had to stop after 4 cause I wasn't getting anything done bored.gif ). Another historical fiction author I am engrossed in is Lindsey Davis. Her first novel- maybe not her best but certainly a good read- was Silver Pigs. It is a story of murder in Rome in 70AD. Her other books are all in the same vein with the same characters. She gives a very gritty real look at Rome. A good book to check out. A fast read with endearing characters.
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QUOTE (Sekhmet @ 09-Feb-2005, 11:27 PM)
Possibly that's because I've been writing historical fiction for...way too long now. tongue.gif

Sekhmet, have you had anything published?
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Posted: 14-Apr-2006, 01:52 AM
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Many thanks, Morgana for your recommendations! I am a major Diana Gabaldon fan as well! Will have to check out Lindsey Davis as well. Thanks!
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I haven't read the latest DG book. The one before put me off wanting to wade into this one when she took the first 200 pages to describe one day where nothing very memorable happened. I absolutely loved her first book, the next was still good, but from there, they've all gone a bit downhill for me. Seems she gets too indulgent with cluttering up the story with little facts she's uncovered so she keeps digressing from the story, wandering around and then getting back, kinda a 'oh, yeah and as I was saying...."

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I like to read Historical Fiction, but I go through each genre equally, I guess. There are times when I read History, and I also enjoy a good thriller, such as John Grisham, or the less gory Stephen King.......Marti


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Hey Marti! I hear what you are saying. I love historical fiction, but afterwards I want to read real history.

Right now I am reading a historical fiction novel by author, Loren Teague. She was born and raised in Scotland, but now living in New Zealand. The title of the book is called, "Highland Rebel." This is the first book to a trilogy she is writing. the first book starts out right after the Battle of Culloden 1746 and goes from there.
I just started reading it, but very good so far!
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Posted: 11-May-2006, 09:08 PM
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Hey Rose!!! I guess my favorite periods in History would be the Revolutionary War and also the Founding of America, especially the 1600's and the time of the Salem Ma. Witch Trials...
I haven't read anything good lately, but must try to find something!!

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Posted: 17-May-2006, 02:10 AM
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Oh wow, Marti! You and I would have a lot to talk about since we both love the same period/time in history. I am not aware of any historical fiction books on the ARW, do you? I only know that both Diana Gabaldon and Loren Teague will touch on that period in their future books. Let me know if you know of any books on that period.

I know a lot of folks are really into the Civil war era, but for me it is the American Revolutionary war. that is where we gained our indepedence from England, became a nation of our own, developed our own language, customs, culture, etc. Don't get me wrong. I so love the countries that my ancestors are from as well and hope to visit them one day.
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Hello all! I must admit that I get much more out of history if I read a historical fiction book first. then if I want to know accuracy, I will buy a book that will give me such. I know, sounds wierd, eh?

I have recently purchased a book by Antonia Fraser, "Mary, Queen of Scots." I find this woman so fascinating.
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Posted: 17-Aug-2007, 05:23 PM
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I probably have a very silly question, but have any of you seen or read any historical fiction books set during the Civil war era? I would like to read some, if they exists! Thanks!
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Posted: 17-Aug-2007, 07:26 PM
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There is two here that I've read at least twice here they are.

Triumph by Heather Graham and Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen E.Woodiwiss.

Two very good and acurate books.


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Posted: 17-Aug-2007, 07:28 PM
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QUOTE (CelticRose @ 09-Aug-2007, 03:11 AM)

I have recently purchased a book by Antonia Fraser, "Mary, Queen of Scots."

I have read this book too and it is fascinating.
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I love historical fiction I am starting Rebel King.
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QUOTE (Lady of Avalon @ 17-Aug-2007, 07:28 PM)
I have read this book too and it is fascinating.

My MIL is reading it right now and loving it! At 82, she not only loves history but she knows it. Mary, Queen of Scots was one woman she always wanted to know more about. So as you know, that book is pretty thick and she should have fun learning lots.

Gwenlee, I had not heard of Rebel King. What is that about and who is the author?
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