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If you like books by Sandra Brown...

Thank you for requesting a Book Match! If you like the mystery aspect of Sandra Brown, here are some titles and authors that you might like:

The Dancing Floor by Barbara Michaels
For years, Heather Tradescant had dreamed of the journey she and her
father would take to England-- a pilgrimage to the great gardens of
history. Now that her father is dead, Heather is determined to fulfill
his dreams. Unfortunately, her request to see the fabled 17th-century
garden of Troytan House is denied by the owner. Though unwelcome, she

If you like books by Kristen Heitzmann...

Thank you for requesting a Book Match! Here are some titles and authors
that you might like.

If you like Kristen Heitzmann, you might like:

At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
The first in a series of novels, this heartwarming book introduces
readers to a small, charming North Carolina town and its equally
charming denizens. Filled with the mysteries and miracles of everyday
life and rich, provincial humor, At Home in Mitford will have readers
clamoring for more. (Catalog description)

If you like books by Raymond Feist...

If you like books with a similar writing style to those by Raymond
Feist, you may enjoy the following titles (some of them are not in the
fantasy/sf genre, but are wonderful, just the same!):

Necromancer by William Gibson
"Case was the hottest computer cowboy cruising the information
superhighway--jacking his consciousness into cyberspace, soaring through
tactile lattices of data and logic, rustling encoded secrets for anyone
with the money to buy his way--and burned the talent out of his brain,

If you like a mix of fantasy, romance, female leads...

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
"After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old
Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a
finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and
ability to see into the spirit world." (Catalog Summary)

From the Ashes by Meghan Brunner.
"Do you believe in magick? More than a picture you once saw of a place
you've never visited? More than the idle wish you'd like to see come

If you like Roses Are Red by James Patterson

Roses are Red by James Patterson: A brilliant criminal known only as the Mastermind orchestrates a series of bank robberies that are notable for their very precise demands -- and their explosive violence when the demands are not met exactly. Detective Alex Cross takes on the case and recognizes that a particular kind of criminal mind is at work.

If you like Harry Potter for epic fantasy and romance...

Hello!  If you liked "Harry Potter" and are looking for more titles that combine epic fantasy, romance, and drama, you may enjoy these titles:

Foundling: Monster Blood Tattoo Bk. 1
by D.M. Cornish

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