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A guide by Granny reader "Books before Food"

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Thanks to a wonderful list by another retired librarian < Virginia Allan> I have discovered many delightful authors beyond the best of Georgette Heyer's: Quiet Gentleman & Lady of Quality (Regency Romances) . Berta Ruck was indeed a true find! Her <product no longer available> may have been have written in 1927, but it was just as fresh today! Many of L. M. Montgomery's books beyond her Anne of Green Gables series are written for adults, The Blue Castle (Voyageur Classics) is one of the finest. Although it seems that Chloe Cheshire wrote only one book, it is a charming keeper: A Gypsy at Almack's (Harper Monogram Regency).
A Few of my own favorite authors are:
Elizabeth Berg:< Talk Before Sleep;
Southern Authors have a charm of their own. Lee Smith's Books are each a pleasurable treasure: Fair and Tender Ladies (Ballantine Reader's Circle),Family Linen
Dorothy Benton Frank's >Isle of Palms is sure to become a modern treasure appreciated by the likes of Pat Conroy. her latest, <Mango Sunset is great, as was <Sullivan's Island and Shem's Creek
Another southern author of <Fireman's Ball has written several others.
The best of the "Ya- Ya Sisters" is the latest, Ya - Ya's in Bloom.
For hilarity, ther are no funnier books than those written by Michael Malone: < Handling Sin> topping the list!
Some other seldom mentioned books which are very good are:
<Firebird by and the books of Lois Betts, Anne Lamont


Additional Favorite Georgette Heyer titles :)
<Arabella>
<These Old Shades
<Devil's Cub


Berta Ruck titles ;-)
<Mock Honeymoon>

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