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Favorite Book Discoveries I Discovered and also through my Amazon Recs

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The list author says: "I have been an avid reader since childhood and recently received a Kindle for Christmas. I love books that captivate me to the point that I cannot put them down. Will continue to update my list with new discoveries!"
Edenbrooke: A Proper Romance
Edenbrooke: A Proper Romance
"Reminiscent of Jane Austen's writings. Absolutely fabulous!"
Deadly Affair: A Georgian Historical Mystery (Alec Halsey Mystery Book 2)
Deadly Affair: A Georgian Historical Mystery (Alec Halsey Mystery Book 2)
"Book 2 does not disappoint as Alec has to learn his new role all the while squashing persistent rumors regarding his brother's death as well as trying to figure out what Serena is hiding from him by terminating their relationship."
Deadly Engagement: A Georgian Historical Mystery (Alec Halsey Mystery Book 1)
Deadly Engagement: A Georgian Historical Mystery (Alec Halsey Mystery Book 1)
"Twist and turns abound in this historial mystery set in the late 1700's. Alec Halsey, second son has returned after performing diplomatic work overseas only to discover that his elder brother has become betrothed to his intended. Murder abounds at a house party to celebrate Lord Delvin and Emily's engagement, where no one quite seems who they appear to be. Wonderful mystery.""
India Black (A Madam of Espionage Mystery)
India Black (A Madam of Espionage Mystery)
"England 1876, India Black is a former whore and current proprietress of the Lotus House, a brothel. When one of India's clients winds up deceased in her brothel, India begins to fear that everything she owns may be taken from her.  Blackmailed to help the British or face losing the Lotus House, India works side by side with Mr. French, a British agent and mutual attraction appears.""
India Black and the Widow of Windsor (Madam of Espionage Mysteries series Book 2)
India Black and the Widow of Windsor (Madam of Espionage Mysteries series Book 2)
"Book 2 finds India and Mr. French on another mission together and dare I say it, ....a kiss!"
The House at Riverton: A Novel
The House at Riverton: A Novel
"Wonderful writing with mystery. Could not put it down."
The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel
The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel
"Lyrical and beautiful written layers of stories within stories involving an aging, dying famous writer who seeks to tell her final story of her life and the biographer she selects to tell her story. Reminescent of the House at Riverton and the Forgotten Garden. Difficult to put down once you start it and will leave you thinking about it long after you finish it."
The Forgotten Garden: A Novel
The Forgotten Garden: A Novel
"Another great masterpiece by Kate Morton, read this one first and then read The House at Riverton."
The Distant Hours: A Novel
The Distant Hours: A Novel
"Can't wait for this one to come out in November 2010. Expecting much of the same great work."
Silent in the Grave (A Lady Julia Grey Novel)
Silent in the Grave (A Lady Julia Grey Novel)
"First in the Lady Julia Grey series. Wonderful Victorian mystery with a strong female character with suspense, mystery and sexual tension. If you have a kindle order the bundle of all three books for 9.99. You will not be disappointed. Don't let the cover fool you, the older cover was way better that this one makes it look like a Harlequin Romance which it is definately not."
Silent In The Sanctuary (Lady Julia Grey)
Silent In The Sanctuary (Lady Julia Grey)
"Book 2 in the Lady Julia Grey Series. See my recommendation under Book 1. Don't let the cover fool you, the older cover was way better that this one makes it look like a Harlequin Romance which it is definately not."
What Angels Fear: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery, Book 1
What Angels Fear: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery, Book 1
"The author describes Sebastian St. Cyr as Mr. Darcy with a little James Bond thrown in...Need I saw more! Book 1 in the Sebastian St. Cyr series. Wonderfully written with a little romance thrown in but the main character Sebastian St. Cyr is a man on a mission in the early 1800's as he investigates crime using unusual skills when DNA was not even a word. Am hooked!"
Silent On The Moor (A Lady Julia Grey Novel)
Silent On The Moor (A Lady Julia Grey Novel)
"Book 3 in the Lady Julia Grey series. Wonderful and sad to see it end. Hope Deanna Raybourn writes some more of the same. Don't let the cover fool you, the older cover was way better that this one makes it look like a Harlequin Romance which it is definately not."
Dark Road to Darjeeling (A Lady Julia Grey Novel)
Dark Road to Darjeeling (A Lady Julia Grey Novel)
"Book 4 in the Lady Julia Grey Series. Julia and Brisbane are reunited once again in India. I won't divulge how, that is for you to read and discover. Julia is also reunited with her two cousins from Silent in the Sanctuary. Mysteries within mysteries keep you guessing up until the end and the charismatic and delightful " is it or isn't relationship" between Julia and Brisbane is as potent as ever."
The Dark Enquiry (A Lady Julia Mystery Book 5)
The Dark Enquiry (A Lady Julia Mystery Book 5)
"Book 5  of the wonderful Lady Julia Grey series....Brisbane, how do I love thee, read the series and you will understand why....who else quotes Where thou are there doth the world and disappears."
When Gods Die: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery
When Gods Die: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery
"Book 2 in the Sebastian St. Cyr series. Great Writing and characters. Sebastian continues his love affair with Kat Boleyn against his father's wishes while returning to investigate a murder. As always there is more than meets the eye."
Why Mermaids Sing: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery, Book 3
Why Mermaids Sing: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery, Book 3
"Book 3 in the Series. A killer is on the loose in 1800's London and the victims are left in places with unusual items on their bodies corresponding with lines in a poem. And someone doesn't want St. Cyr involved..."
Where Shadows Dance: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery
Where Shadows Dance: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery
"Book 4 in the Series. Hero Jarvis, daughter of St. Cyr's enemy and king's cousin has asked for Sebastian St. Cyr's assistance in discovering the mystery behind the death of a noblewomen forced into prostitution. Working together changes their relationship in more ways than one."
What Remains of Heaven: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery, Book 5
What Remains of Heaven: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery, Book 5
"Book 5 in the Series. Wonderfully written with excellent characters. Sebastian St. Cyr discovers more secrets hidden from him by his family, some with life alterating ramifications involving lost loves. This time his investigation ties him to the son of Ben Franklin and the unusual role his father, Jarvis and another man played in the past that are tied to the murder of a Bishop."
When Maidens Mourn: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery
When Maidens Mourn: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery
"Sebastian St. Cyr is accompanied by hid wife, Hero as they maneuver they twists and turns of marriage and a new mystery that requires their skills and attention. Book 6 in the series."
The Restorer (The Graveyard Queen Series)
The Restorer (The Graveyard Queen Series)
"Book 1 of the Graveyard Queen series. Wonderful mystery with paranormal events and romance."
The Kingdom (The Graveyard Queen Book 2)
The Kingdom (The Graveyard Queen Book 2)
"Book 2 in the Graveyard Queen series"
The Prophet (The Graveyard Queen Book 3)
The Prophet (The Graveyard Queen Book 3)
"Book 3 in the Graveyard Queen Series."
The Rossetti Letter
The Rossetti Letter
"This book is wonderful and comes both in book form and kindle. It is the past and the present working together to solve a mystery in 1600 Venice."
The Devlin Diary
The Devlin Diary
"I am presently reading this one which I bought at Half Price Books because I got it for 7.98 and which even cheaper than the Kindle version. So far so good and it is keeping me enthralled."
Midnight on Julia Street
Midnight on Julia Street
"Wonderful story set in New Orleans. The past features the placage system and the quadroon women the Creole men loved. These visions appear to Corlis McCullough whose ancestor lived during this time and they tell Corlis a story that affects and ultimately preserves historical buildings under a demolition ball also fiercely protected by King Duvallon and Corlis' nemesis from college."
The House on Tradd Street
The House on Tradd Street
"Loved this book with its supernatural presences, strong female character, old home and southern charm."
The Girl On Legare Street (Tradd Street)
The Girl On Legare Street (Tradd Street)
"Sequel to the House on Tradd Street that does not disappoint."
The Strangers on Montagu Street (Tradd Street Book 3)
The Strangers on Montagu Street (Tradd Street Book 3)
"Book 3 in the Tradd Street series,"
Jane Austen - 8 Books In 1: Sense & Sensibility, Pride & Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Lady Susan, and Love & Friendship
Jane Austen - 8 Books In 1: Sense & Sensibility, Pride & Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Lady Susan, and Love & Friendship
"I chose this to represent all the Jane Austen books which in one word are CLASSICS! Pride and Prejudice - Absolute favorite and love to reread."
Savannah Breeze: A Novel
Savannah Breeze: A Novel
"Another rip roaring continuation of Weezy and BeBe's adventures."
Savannah Blues
Savannah Blues
"This is a hilarious book with wonderful friends in Charleston. Could not stop laughing. The author has written other books but I favored the books with Weezy and BeBe so those are the only ones I listed. Andrews previously wrote under the name of Kathy Hogan Trochek and her mysteries were really great."
Blue Christmas
Blue Christmas
"Book three of the friendship and smaller than the other two."
The Twilight Saga Collection
The Twilight Saga Collection
"Don't diss my list because I added these but I really did enjoy them and yes, loved the movies and even went to the midnight showings. Twilight New Moon Eclipse Breaking Dawn"