Meg Raymond

If you like "The Trouble with Mary" by Millie Criswell...

Similar Title: The Trouble with Mary by Millie Criswell
Original question: Is this humor or romance? I don't know but I like the
combination of the two. Also, there was good sexual tension without a
lot of graphic description. Can you recommend another author who
combines humor and romance? I also like characters from Italian families but that's not essential.

ANSWER:

"The Trouble With Mary" by Millie Criswell is a romance, but it IS
funny, isn't it? Do you know that there are three more titles by Ms.

If You Like African American Fiction ...

African-American fiction can run the gamut from romance to gritty, urban
mysteries.

Some African American mysteries are:

Coq au Vin by Charlotte Carter. Nanette Hayes is a poetry-spouting,
jazz-playing, French speaking Black American Princess who looks like
Grace Jones. Hip, funny and sexy.

If You Like To Kill a Mockingbird ...

To Kill A Mockingbird is one of my all-time favorites too. I do believe that it is one of those books in a class by itself - there really isn't anything else that comes close to it! Having said that, I do have a couple of suggestions for you. Some of these titles deal with race relations; others deal with growing up in the South. Hopefully you will find something here that you will enjoy.

Black and White by Paul Volponi
Three teenage friends confront racism during the summer of 1955 in a small Southern town.

If You Like Horror Books ...

A web resource for the scoop on good works of horror is the
list of Bram Stoker Award winners (and nominees) from the Horror Writers
Association. The lists go back to 1987, so there's plenty of choice!

Their website: http://www.horror.org/stokerwinnom.htm#2003

If you like "The Wedding" by Nicholas Sparks...

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

You asked for inspirational fiction and said that you enjoyed "The
Wedding" by Nicholas Sparks.

With that in mind, I'd make the following suggestions:

"The Blue Bottle Club" by Penelope Stokes. A jaded TV reporter finds a
bottle where four young girls recorded their hopes and dreams on the eve
of the Depression and decides to find out how their lives turned out.

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 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 "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 "Tweak" by Nic Sheff...

Tweak

Thanks for contacting the Central Rappahannock Regional Library for a Book Match.  We LOVE to connect readers to the right books!

You wanted something similar to "Tweak" by Nic Sheff.  One book list you might like is called "Only When I Laugh", which has non-fiction titles about people facing life's greatest hurts - catastrophe, calamity, illness, reversal of fortune and death - with clarity, wit, and above all, humor.