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Victoria Holt/Eleanor Hibbert
#1  abbynormal52 02-14-2019, 01:02 PM
I am 66 years old, and just now finding how much I've been missing. I just am so excited about finally starting to read what I call, wonderful "reads".

I had heard the name of Victoria Holt, and just ran across a book of her's. So the first thing I did was read about her. I was so surprised to find her real name, and the many books she wrote under other pseudonyms besides Victoria Holt.

I have so many books I want to read of hers which I started with a Gothic mystery romance called The Time of the Hunter's Moon. I can't put it down. My sister found the same book available in her library so she is reading it too. She can read one book in one day, and it takes me at least a week. With Victoria's book, that may change though

I would love to get into discussions about books that we are reading. I will look around the site. I think it would be wonderful to share our thoughts on what we read Denise

For anyone (if there's someone like me that is just starting to read Victoria Holt) here's a list to start with. I get all my books from Overdrive/library2go but I do buy some I can't find in my library

This site has her books/series in order:

https://www.bookseriesinorder.com/victoria-holt/
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#2  HarryT 02-14-2019, 02:34 PM
You're in the right place for that!

Please do share your current reading impressions in the "What are we reading?" sticky thread at the top of the forum.
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#3  issybird 02-14-2019, 05:37 PM
Quote abbynormal52
For anyone (if there's someone like me that is just starting to read Victoria Holt) here's a list to start with. I get all my books from Overdrive/library2go but I do buy some I can't find in my library
I think you missed out the list in your excitement! Great post; it's wonderful to love what you're reading.

In addition to Harry's suggestion, you can always start a thread about a particular book or author (as you've done here). Or, you can suggest what is called a buddy read on other sites; pick a book and agree to discuss it.

I loved many of Victoria Holt's Gothic novels and can remember them still. I also liked her Jean Plaidy historicals.
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#4  Catlady 02-14-2019, 06:12 PM
I love Victoria Holt, especially her early books--Mistress of Mellyn, Bride of Pendorric, and The Secret Woman are some of my favorites. I've read only a few books she wrote as Jean Plaidy and Philippa Carr--I miss the suspense in those.

I wish more of the Holt titles were available as e-books and audiobooks, even though I have all of them in hardcover.
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#5  abbynormal52 02-14-2019, 07:07 PM
Quote issybird
I think you missed out the list in your excitement! Great post; it's wonderful to love what you're reading.

In addition to Harry's suggestion, you can always start a thread about a particular book or author (as you've done here). Or, you can suggest what is called a buddy read on other sites; pick a book and agree to discuss it.

I loved many of Victoria Holt's Gothic novels and can remember them still. I also liked her Jean Plaidy historicals.
Oh thanks issybird, I did forget, but looks like I can edit it and put in. I'll go do that now Thank you for your info too
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#6  abbynormal52 02-14-2019, 07:13 PM
Quote HarryT
You're in the right place for that!

Please do share your current reading impressions in the "What are we reading?" sticky thread at the top of the forum.
Thank you Harry!! I found the "sticky" I just haven't gotten there to post yet. We have high winds and rain, again, today, so perfect days to snuggle in my fave chair and read. I did that today until I needed a nap,
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#7  issybird 02-14-2019, 07:28 PM
Quote Catlady
I love Victoria Holt, especially her early books--Mistress of Mellyn, Bride of Pendorric, and The Secret Woman are some of my favorites.
Menfreya in the Morning, The Legend of the Seventh Virgin, Kirkland Revels as well.
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#8  abbynormal52 02-14-2019, 08:00 PM
Quote Catlady
I love Victoria Holt, especially her early books--Mistress of Mellyn, Bride of Pendorric, and The Secret Woman are some of my favorites. I've read only a few books she wrote as Jean Plaidy and Philippa Carr--I miss the suspense in those.

I wish more of the Holt titles were available as e-books and audiobooks, even though I have all of them in hardcover.
I do too catlady as it's so much easier for me to hold a Kindle than hardcopy books these days

I don't know what to pick next, but I'll cross that bridge when I get finished with this one. I did see a title that is in my library that looks good. The Shivering Sands?? I don't think I can go wrong picking any of her books.

I loved this quote from a publisher, saw it on this site:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_Hibbert#Personal_life

this is about who made the statement, and the quote itself:

The publisher Robert Hale accepted the 500-page manuscript after it had been rejected by several others. The firm wrote to Hibbert's literary agency, A.M. Heath, "Will you tell this author that there are glittering prizes ahead for those who can write as she does?".
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#9  Nikkidog 02-24-2019, 06:45 AM
I had forgotten about this author. I used to read her books when I was in high school and early twenties. I’ll have to look her books up again. I didn’t realize she wrote under different names. I plan to check them all out.
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#10  abbynormal52 02-24-2019, 11:59 AM
Glad to hear you enjoyed hearing about her many pen-names Nikki.
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