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InnerLight posted 6/25/2011 01:36 AM

I'm going backpacking with bf and will need a cozy book to read on my ipod.

I enjoy historical fiction, romance is ok as long as it's not crazy gooey silly. Mostly I love well drawn characters that you care about, not too much disgusting violence.

what do you think?

[This message edited by InnerLight at 1:37 AM, June 25th (Saturday)]

Crazy Daze posted 6/25/2011 02:50 AM

I enjoyed Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner.

sadcat posted 6/25/2011 08:47 AM

The Other Boleyn Girl or The White Queen

Skye posted 6/25/2011 09:14 AM

"March" by Geraldine Brooks is a good one about the Civil War. Mr. March is the fictionalized dad of the "Little Women."

Williesmom posted 6/25/2011 11:56 AM

Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.

copingwithdoubts posted 6/25/2011 17:10 PM

Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher ... oldie but goodie about WWII.

Threnody posted 6/25/2011 18:08 PM

Either the Lymond Chronicles series or the House of Niccolo series by Dorthy Dunnett.

You'll never be the same. They're amazing.

boudicca posted 6/25/2011 18:46 PM

I like the Eugenia Price Florida Trilogy.

The first book is called "Maria."

kajsa posted 6/25/2011 20:46 PM

"Chesapeake" by James Michener is very good.
Most all of his books are historical novels and I've never been disappointed.

[This message edited by kajsa at 8:54 PM, June 25th (Saturday)]

Emerald Eyes posted 6/29/2011 19:18 PM

I second the Outlander series.

WarpSpeed posted 6/29/2011 19:22 PM

Ken Follet's The Pillars of the Earth is awesome.

MixedUpMess posted 6/29/2011 19:37 PM

I third the Outlander series! I've read them several times!!! The Other Boleyn Girl was pretty good, too.

lovelovelove posted 6/30/2011 00:37 AM

I enjoyed "Cane River" it was one of the early Oprah picks. It is not light reading as the topic tracks the lives of 5 generations of women from slave time to the dawn of the civil rights movement. It is based in truth, but written in a fictionalized manner.

Another excellent book is "Rain of Gold" by Victor Villasenor and the sequel "Thirteen Senses" both books tell the story of the authors grandparents lives in Mexico at the time of the Mexican revolution and the subsequent immigration to the United States.

getting real posted 7/6/2011 20:57 PM

If a mystery series in a historical setting sounds good to you, I like Barbara Hambly's Benjamin January novels. Start with A Free Man of Color.

Georgette Heyer wrote historical romances that I will actually read (and I don't like romances.)

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