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Love a good family saga.... Any good recommendations?


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Initial post: 14 Jan 2012 09:49:31 GMT
Gilly H. says:
It has to be well written too; by favourite recent books are 'the other side of the bridge' by Mary Lawson, and John Irving's ...Twisted River (didn't get on with early Irving but love his later work). Currently reading and enjoying Drowning Rose which I bought in the Christmas sale.
Looking forward to your suggestions!
Thanks,
Gill

Posted on 14 Jan 2012 16:20:29 GMT
M. Dowden says:
I don't know if this is any use or not, but only if you have a kindle. The Callahans: The Complete Series, all the volumes, complete is currently being offered for free. I haven't read it, so you would best be served by checking out the book description on the product page.

Posted on 14 Jan 2012 16:24:37 GMT
Orna Ross says:
After The Rising A cross-generational murder mystery set against the background of the Irish civil war of 1922/23, 'After The Rising' explores the struggle between love and liberation.

Posted on 14 Jan 2012 16:48:27 GMT
Gilly H. says:
Thanks both will have a look. Yes I do have a Kindle, isn't this the Kindle forum? If not may post, it over there too as was hoping for Kindle titles.
Cheers
Gill

Posted on 14 Jan 2012 17:11:15 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Jan 2012 17:13:00 GMT
The Forsyte Saga, Volume I. The Man Of Property, free on Kindle.
Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann, free on Project Gutenberg. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/34811
Vanity Fairby William Makepeace Thackeray

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jan 2012 19:55:09 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Jan 2012 19:55:36 GMT
LEP says:
The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Kim Edwards
The Midwife's Confession and other books - Diane Chamberlain
The Help - Kathryn Stockett
The Lacuna - Barbara Kingsolver

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jan 2012 20:01:49 GMT
LEP says:
Big Stone Gap trilogy - Adriana Trigiani

Posted on 14 Jan 2012 22:13:55 GMT
Book Addict says:
The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCulloch
The Pursuit of Happiness by Douglas Kennedy

Posted on 15 Jan 2012 07:28:36 GMT
S Riaz says:
Fall of Giants (Century Trilogy 1) Not sure that it counts as a family saga as such, but it is certainly follows a cast of characters and is well written.

Posted on 15 Jan 2012 08:05:59 GMT
bombo says:
Joanna Trollope's Daughters in law. Or, indeed, any of her books, as they all deal with families and the relationships within them

Posted on 15 Jan 2012 09:06:54 GMT
S. J. Hill says:
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Posted on 15 Jan 2012 20:44:20 GMT
Artbrom says:
I think RF Delderfield writes a good family saga.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jan 2012 21:44:36 GMT
LEP says:
Yes Artbrom, God is an Englishman by Delderfield is very good.

Posted on 15 Jan 2012 22:12:57 GMT
Pamela Haines books are great family sagas. I really enjoyed them all when they came out in first in the 80's. I noticed on amazon that their all being re-released in paper back and on kindle too. I for one am going re read them all!

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2012 13:03:07 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Jan 2012 16:54:23 GMT
LEP says:
Jalna series by Mazo de la Roche.
Diane Chamberlain as mentioned earlier and Luanne Rice both write family type novels.
Also, The Real Katie Lavender and The Queen of New Beginnings both by Erica James.
Then there's Henry's Sisters by Cathy Lamb.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2012 13:20:59 GMT
LEP says:
Here's some more good ones that I've read:
The Wish List and also Wish Upon a Star - Martina Reilly
The Beach Hut - Veronica Henry
Between the Tides - Patti Callahan Henry
Deborah Smith - When Venus Fell and her other books
Beautiful Lies - Emilie Richards and her other books
Belle Point - Karen Young
The Coast Road - Barbara Delinsky
The Days of Summer - Jill Barnett
Also, Susan Wiggs, Dorothea Benton Frank, Anne Rivers Siddons
All good authors.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2012 15:22:40 GMT
Thank you so much I've downloaded these for free. But what I want to know is where did you find them -which link? I wonder if I'm missing somthing somewher. Thank you in advance.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2012 19:33:17 GMT
LEP says:
Which of us are you referring to Mrs M G?

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2012 19:35:56 GMT
Last edited by the author on 16 Jan 2012 19:40:51 GMT
LEP says:
The Camomile Lawn - Mary Wesley
Rosamund Pilcher - The Shell Seekers (and her other books)
Maeve Binchy's books
Cazalet Chronicles - Elizabeth Jane Howard

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2012 20:16:06 GMT
Sorry meant The Callahans -complete series, on the second post from the top

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2012 22:43:59 GMT
S. Rae says:
How about A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett. It follows a similar format.

Posted on 17 Jan 2012 19:36:19 GMT
Mary Bale says:
Anything by Catherine Cookson.

Posted on 17 Jan 2012 20:40:02 GMT
Girlypoo says:
Can't believe no one has mentioned Lesley Pearse. All her books are fantastic!! Can't wait to start her new one. Hope this helps :)

Posted on 17 Jan 2012 22:32:41 GMT
Annie Groves WWII family saga starting with Across the Mersey.

Posted on 18 Jan 2012 01:15:09 GMT
rose says:
brideshead Revisited is a very good classic
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