Book Match

If you like "Once a Princess" by Johanna Lindsey...

Thank you for contacting the Central Rappahannock Regional Library for a
book match request. You stated that you liked Once a Princess by
Johanna Lindsey.

Here are some other romances that you might enjoy:

Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deverauz.
Depressed and upset, American Dougless Montgomery finds herself weeping
on the grave of a knight in an old English church and thinks she could
certainly use a knight in shining armor. Much to her amazement, that's

If you like "The Amazing Aventures of Kavalier and Clay" by Michael Chabon...

Besides The Amazing Aventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon has another wonderful, but contemporary fiction novel called The Wonder Boys, which was made into a really good movie starring Michael Douglas and Tobey Maguire. The book is better, of course, and tells the hilarious and outrageous tale of one crazy weekend in the out-of-control
life of a college professor, whose unfinished novel never seems to be quite long enough. ......

For historical fiction:

Girl with a Pearl Earring

The Lady and the Unicorn

If you like light-hearted fantasy...

Let's see:

Piers Anthony's Magic of Xanth series. The first one is A Spell for
Chameleon. Here's a review:
Amazon.com
Though already developing a successful career in SF with such heady
novels as Chthon and Omnivore, Piers Anthony did not reach brand-name
status until he cooked up some fantasy in 1977. And it was cheerful,
humorous fantasy at that, as in his first Xanth series novel, A Spell
for Chameleon. The book's young hero, Bink, is without magical powers in

If you like heart-pounding non-stop action books...

Thank you for contacting the Central Rappahannock Regional Library for a
"Book Match". We love connecting readers with just the right book.

You requested books that "capture you from the beginning...(with)
excitement and adventure". I love heart-pounding, non-stop action
books, too. These types of books can range from laugh-out-loud funny to
seriously gruesome.

Some suggestions for you:

The Death and Life of Bobby Z. by Don Winslow. Facing life

If you like books by Jane Austen...

These are a few titles that I hope you will enjoy. I have enjoyed most
of them as I am a Jane Austen lover. (Of course, no one can write as
well as she can.)

Pride, Prejudice, and Jasmine Field by Melissa Nathan:

Successful magazine journalist Jasmine Field finds her life falling
apart - her best friend leaves, her family unravel, and her column hits
the skids -just when she gets a lead role of Elizabeth Bennett. A
Publisher Weekly says she is a hybrid of Bridget Jones and Elizabeth

If you like "A Hustler's Wife" by Nikki Turner...

If you liked A Hustler's Wife by Nikki Turner, you may like to read the
following books in our collection:

Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah - a cautionary tale protesting
drugs and violence among young African-Americans in the inner city.

Flyy Girl by Omar Tyree -- describes conduct of life in Pennsylvania.

True to the Game by Teri Woods -- represents the
Philadelphia inner city streets drug game during the late 80's.

Sisters and Lovers by Connie Briscoe -- witness the struggles that the

If you like "Who Moved My Cheese?" by Spencer Johnson...

If you liked "Who Moved My Cheese", you may also like these books about
change and motivation:

"Attitude Is Everything for Success" by Keith D. Harrell
Annotation from the book jacket: "This is an enlightening, inspiring,
and practical guide for gaining control of your career and your life by
ridding yourself of negative attitudinal baggage, building positive
attitudes, and then turning them into actions to help you achieve your
dreams."

If you like "Till We Have Faces" by C.S. Lewis...

Thanks for requesting a book match for Till We Have Faces by C. S.
Lewis.

Here are some titles you may enjoy. I performed a search using the
terms"fiction" and "mythology".

The following annotations are credited to Amazon.com:

Ilium by Dan Simmons
From the towering heights of Olympos Mons on Mars, the mighty
Zeus and his immortal family of gods, goddesses, and demigods look down
upon a momentous battle, observing -- and often influencing -- the

If you like "I Know This Much is True" by Wally Lamb...

Thanks for contacting the Central Rappahannock Regional Library to
request a book match. We love matching readers to the right book!

You stated that you liked "I Know This Much is True" by Wally Lamb and
like the "inspirational fiction" genre.

There are many books that deal with difficult or emotional topics, but
in an ultimately uplifting and/or redemptive manner. Some suggestions:

Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard - the story of a son,

If you like "Dear Exile" by Hilary Liftin...

Thanks for contacting the Central Rappahannock Regional Library for a
Book Match. There are so many wonderful facets to Dear Exile! I have
not found an exact match, but here are a few suggestions for books you
may like.

For the letters aspect between friends, two locales:

84 Charing Cross Road, by Helene Hanff
Helen Hanff, a vivacious New York writer with a passion for literature,
writes to a London bookstore in search of rare English classics. Frank