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Friday, February 22, 2008

Thank You Whoever You Are...

I was actually cleaning up some books stacked at my bedside. I have a great shelf beneath my bedside stand where I keep the books from my tbr I feel the most likely to get read sooner rather than later.

While reorganizing my piles and sorting them into sub-genre stacks I came across SURRENDER by Pamela Clare. I have had RIDE THE FIRE on my tbb list for quite some time and I think I bought this to give me a taste of the author's writing style while I track down RIDE THE FIRE.

Anyway, you know what happened right? Not expecting anything I looked at the back blurb cracked open the cover and started reading. I'm about half way through it now and really enjoying it.

Do you think I can remember who recommended Pamela Clare? Nope. But whoever you are. Thanks! I'm definitely going to be looking for more of her books.

For the curious this book is set in the late 1750s in the raw frontier and early days of our country. Well, actually before we were a country. Think LAST OF THE MOHICANS type of story. I'm loving it, I really am.

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17 Comments:

Blogger Alyssa said...

This is one of Kristie's faves, I think. I enjoyed it, too, though. :)

10:23 PM PST  
Blogger nath said...

The person who's been pimping Pamela Clare on blogland is Kristie! :) I have yet to read them, even though they're in my TBR pile... i should...

5:07 AM PST  
Blogger Rosie said...

Hello, Alyssa, I'm so glad you stopped by. I thought it might be Kristie, but I wasn't sure. Have you read a lot of Pamela Clare?

Nath, I know that I've had SURRENDER in my tbr for a while and honestly just picked it up by chance. I love when you get a happy surprise like that though, don't you?

6:45 AM PST  
Blogger Zeek said...

Kristie's been pimping but it was actually Ames that got me to add Ride the Fire to my TBR pile too!

8:01 AM PST  
Blogger ReneeW said...

No doubt, it was Kristie. I have read Surrender and a few others by Clare but Ride the Fire was my absolute favorite of hers. It's a fabulous book. Oh, I feel an urge to re-read it. You must get a copy soon if you don't already.

9:59 AM PST  
Blogger Kristie (J) said...

LOL!! Kristie here. Yep it was probably me. I LOVE Pamela Clare's books - both her RS and her historicals. I loved Surrender and Ride the Fire is in my top 5 books of All Time list so I really recommend that one too!
And good news!! She has not one but TWO books coming out this year. The first one Unlawful Contact (which I was Very Fortunate to get an ARC of - and LOVED it and her second book Untamed is out in November. She has a picture of the cover and an excerpt on her blog.

5:24 PM PST  
Blogger Wendy said...

I'm late to the party, but yeah - I'm sure it was probably Kristie too. As she's already commented, she really adores Pamela's books.

*sigh* I have every single one of Clare's historicals in my TBR. I'm not kidding. My mission this year is to actually read some of them.

5:43 PM PST  
Blogger Kristie (J) said...

Wendy, Wendy, Wendy! (ROTFL) - you really do need to get to them *g*

5:49 PM PST  
Blogger sula said...

Last of the Mohicans-esque? You got me. I'm sold! Kristie really does have great recommendations. :)

6:02 PM PST  
Blogger Rosie said...

Zeek, Kristie it is obviously! I tried to find RIDE THE FIRE after work at the local UBS with no luck. Gotta keep digging I guess. I found two others though, so that's good.

Renee, aargh!! Now I really really want RIDE THE FIRE. I'll find it. I'm on a mission now.

Kristie, I'm already wondering if the next couple of books will be about the other MacKinnon brothers perhaps? I haven't had time to really look at everything on her website. Anyway, I owe you one. SURRENDER is great. Mwah!

Wendy, if SURRENDER is anything to go by I think you'll like her books. I'm still only half way as I as too beat to read last night, but I'm really into it.

Sula, SURRENDER is the same time period as LAST OF THE MOHICANS. The character Iain MacKinnon is very similar to Nathaniel in LotM. If that's your criteria, you'll love the book.

6:44 PM PST  
Blogger sula said...

Heads up...Ride the Fire and Surrender are both available on paperbackswap.com. Always a good place to check for books on your wish list. :)

8:07 PM PST  
Blogger Rosie said...

Thanks Sula!

9:19 PM PST  
Blogger Misty G said...

Surrender is one of my top 10 favorites, and I think it's because it has that Daniel Day Lewis LOTM feel. I just read an exerpt on Pamela Clare's Blog, and it looks to be very very good! I can't wait for Morgan's story.

3:40 PM PST  
Blogger ames said...

It was Kristie - really, you can't go wrong with what she recommends. :P

All her historicals are being rereleased this year with new covers. Woot!!

I'm so glad you enjoyed this book. I haven't gotten to it yet. LOL

7:01 PM PST  
Blogger Rosie said...

Misty, I ifinished SURRENDER last night and actually recommended it to my husband because of the LotM feel to it. Good book.

Ames, I guess I gotta learn to just go out and buy whatever Kristie recommends, huh?! :)

7:33 AM PST  
Blogger Lori said...

So late to this, but I had it starred to come back to. Gosh I love Google Reader!

I loved this book - so glad you liked it, too! Clare is one of those versatile authors whose books I enjoy whether they be her RS or her historicals.

9:49 PM PST  
Blogger Rosie said...

Lori, late? Is nevah too late!!! *insert wild maniacal laugh* I go back and comment on stuff all the time especially when I get behind blog hopping.

Yeah, I'm definitely a Pamela Clare convert. I'd love to find RIDE THE FIRE. Even though Sula said it's at paperback swap I want to check out the UBS I have credit at first.

6:49 AM PST  

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