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Tonya - posted on 02/27/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )

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Does anyone know of any good authors? I used to read all the time.....But over the past 5 years I have been very busy with working and raising my daughter....So If anyone Know af any good ones.

I like horror, romance, suspense...

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Jeramie - posted on 04/29/2010

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My favorite author lately is Orson Scott Card. He is mainly known for his science fiction, which is great, but he also has written some great biblical fiction, and fantasy novels, and some are quite romantic.

Erin - posted on 10/02/2011

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I've always enjoyed :Kathleen Widowiss, Sabrina Jeffries, Dennis McKernnin & Terri Goodkind.

Stephanie - posted on 05/17/2011

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Romance-Georgetter Heyer (Regency periods that you don't have to hide from your kids. Faro's Daughter, the Cottillion and Devil's Cub are my favorites.)
Horror/Suspense- The Lady in White by Wilkie Collins (spelling?), The phantom of the opera, and Michael Crichton (spelling?) has some good books, but he sometimes uses some strong language.

Holly - posted on 03/15/2011

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I am way too chicken for horror. I used to fake my brother out when we were watching "Creature Features" Abott and Costello meet the Mummy, Frankenstein or Dracula. I would say it was just too dumb. But really I couldn't take it. Ha Ha.
Have you tried the Amelia Peabody series written by Elizabeth Peters. Lots of them set in turn of the century England/Egypt. The first one has a great romance too. Oh and for your daughter, my book Revenge of the Dorkoids is for grades 3-6 and models anti bullying behaviors.

Heather - posted on 04/19/2010

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Tami Hoag, Lisa Gardner are great suspense authors. I have read everything by both authors.

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Amanda - posted on 03/19/2011

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I like Jodi Picoult. She is pretty good. Her best one is My Sister's Keeper. Nora Roberts is always a good read. I like Dean Koontz and Christopher Pike, but I don't know how many adult novels Christopher Pike has. There is always of course Clive Barker if you like horror.

Holly - posted on 03/15/2011

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Great list. Cant wait to see more suggestions. I am making a list so I will know what to look for at the book store!

Haley - posted on 04/28/2010

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I am actually the author of a book called A Future for Tomorrow. I would love for you to check it out. Especially as a mother of a daughter it is a must read. Tonya, go to afuturefortomorrow.com for more info and you are welcome to visit my blog at afuturefortomorrow.blogspot.com
my book is on amazon too but if you order from my site I will sign the copy for you.

Gwen - posted on 04/02/2010

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Gregg Ilse for suspense/mystery. Start with True Evil or The Quiet Game. Nora Roberts, Lisa Kleypass, Amanda Quick and Stephanie Laurens for romance.

Ana - posted on 04/02/2010

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When I first had my kids, I went crazy for Rosamonde Pilcher. She's a British author who writes the most incredibly moving family oriented novels, set both in London and the English countryside. I think her best novel is The Shell Seekers. I can't recommend anything more highly than that book, even though I read all of her books (sadly, she died in the 90s). I also read a new author recently (can't remember her name) but she wrote a very gothic style mystery called The Thirteenth Tale, which I also enjoyed. For totally light reading, Candace Bushnell (author of Sex in the City and Lipstick Jungle) is easy to pick up and put down at will. You won't feel compelled to drop every thing to read like I do with some books (that just reeks havoc with your life) . Anyway, I like her Lipstick Jungle book because her women are all super strong and end up dealing with life's challenges (romantic and work) pretty well -- definitely a pro women book. Other than the 13th Tale, all authors I mentioned have a lot of romance in their books.

Ann - posted on 04/01/2010

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Author: Ann Kimberlin Mathiews There are no Baby Butterflies on Amazon.com and Barnes and noble.com Now Just released!!!!!

Crystal - posted on 04/01/2010

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i love to read my favorite authurs are beverly lewis, catherine coultry, and nora roberts
i really love beverly lewis and nora roberts the most good luck

Amanda - posted on 03/31/2010

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hay year i knw an author u shold lov martina cole gv it a go i bet ya wnt b abl 2 put it dwn

Cheryl - posted on 03/27/2010

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for romance u can try CHristine Feehan, her series are great. Nora Roberts is awesome. James Patterson, Dean Koontz for horror also Stephen King. Stephanie LAurens is also good for romance as is jayne ann krentz. hope this helps

La Sonia - posted on 03/27/2010

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I happen to know a VERY GOOD Author-L. Renee Robertd. She is rather new to the industry. One book is When Little Girls Laugh and another one is When The Petals FALL. Pretty good reads for a first timer! These stories talk about the issues that all of us need to discuss, sexual abuse and domestic violence!

Cheri - posted on 03/26/2010

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Lindsey Marie Abraham is a fairly new author who is currently working on a sequal to her book, "Last To Know". That book is truth mingled with fiction and is full of romance, mystery and it was a good adventure. I can't wait for the sequal..."A Hidden Heart". I know that it is available through A-Spun-Yarn Publishing through their facebook page and also on amazon.com. However, every email order at the fb page gets a personalized signed copy. Also occasionally there is a post of little teasers on the fb page as well.

Elizabeth - posted on 03/25/2010

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The Elmcreek Quilter series is excellent, by Jeane Chiavareni (sp). Also, the Alexander McCall Smith books about the First Lady Detective Agency. Both authors write in a way that makes reading their books like taking a vacation. Every "mom" needs those little breaks to keep refreshed. Both authors made me want to slow down and enjoy each day's precious gifts. I also learned a lot as I read them, although neither are heavy reading. It is just hard to put them down.

Lucy - posted on 03/23/2010

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Liz Curtis Higgs- I think her first one is called A Thorn in My Heart.
Stephanie Grace Whitson- Valley of the Shadow & Walks The Fire, both of these are the first of trilogies.
Right now I'm reading Sarah Donatti's Into The Wilderness. It started kinda slow, but it gets better.

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There are so many good ones out there. I will list a few, but if you go thru the posts here you will find a lot more...

Nora Roberts, Diana Gabaldo, Barbara Kingsolver, Karen Kingsbury, Chris Fabry, Sara Gruen



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~Laura C.

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