10-24-2006 09:24 PM
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10-27-2006 03:43 PM
11-01-2006 05:07 PM
I couldn't get into the Robb titles, but I was surprised to find I got a kick out of the Donovan saga, which requires a suspension of disbelief. Or maybe it's because, like so many of us, I have roots from that part of the world. Nora Roberts must have an incredible imagination! After reading these and liking them, I read her Three Sisters Island trilogy and liked those a lot, too. I haven't read any of her other trilogies.
I do like the Stanislaski books. I come from Chicago where there is a big Polish and Ukranian community, so this family rang some bells. I also come from a large, exceedingly noisy family and we all are extremely different, so there was a sense of familiarity, too.
I like these books because they are the ultimate escapism, particularly the "magical" ones. Plus, I've been married 35 years and there's always room for more romance!
11-12-2006 02:45 AM
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11-20-2006 03:35 PM
Sure, come on over! The more the merrier.
Everyone, I am intrigued by Becke's enjoyment of the Roberts books that focus on large families, such as the Stanislaski books. Are there other sagas that also pick up on the large family idea? Which ones are they?
What is about these books that depicts life in a large family so well? Is it the chaos, which Becke describes? Or, is there something more?
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11-20-2006 06:24 PM
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