"Seven Nights ..." and another book by the same author, and some books by Mary Balogh, Jennifer Ashley, Julia Quine, Eloise James, you can find here:
Anna Campbell i njegova djela - Knjižara Ljevak
Julia Quinn i njegova djela - Knjižara Ljevak
Jennifer Ashley - Naklada Neptun
Anna Campbell Sons of Sin 1 Seven Nights in a Rogue's Bed Sedam noći u olujnom zamku Anna Campbell Sons of Sin 1.5 Days of Rakes and Roses Anna Campbell Sons of Sin 2 A Rake's Midnight Kiss Ponoćni poljubac Anna Campbell Sons of Sin 3 What a Duke Dares Anna Campbell Sons of Sin 4 A Scoundrel by Moonlight Anna Campbell Sons of Sin 4.5 Three Proposals and a Scandal: A Sons of Sin Novella Julia Quinn Rokesby Series 1 Because of Miss Bridgerton Julia Quinn Rokesby Series 2 The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband Julia Quinn Rokesby Series 3 The Other Miss Bridgerton Julia Quinn Rokesby Series 4 First Comes Scandal Julia Quinn Bridgerton Series 1 The Duke and I Vojvoda i ja Julia Quinn Bridgerton Series 2 The Viscount Who Loved Me Vikont koji me volio Julia Quinn Bridgerton Series 3 An Offer From A Gentleman Džentlmenska ponuda Julia Quinn Bridgerton Series 4 Romancing Mr. Bridgerton Julia Quinn Bridgerton Series 5 To Sir Phillip, With Love Julia Quinn Bridgerton Series 6 When He Was Wicked Julia Quinn Bridgerton Series 7 It’s In His Kiss Julia Quinn Bridgerton Series 8 On The Way to the Wedding Na putu do vjenčanja Julia Quinn Bridgerton Series -Extras 1 The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After, Živjeli su dugo i sretno Julia Quinn Bridgerton Series -Extras 2 The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown - Novella Julia Quinn Bridgerton Series -Extras 3 Lady Whistledown Strikes Back - Novella Jennifer Ashley Mackenzies & McBrides 1 The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie Ludilo lorda Iana Mackenzieja Jennifer Ashley Mackenzies & McBrides 2 Lady Isabella’s Scandalous Marriage Skandalozni brak lady Isabelle Jennifer Ashley Mackenzies & McBrides 3 The Many Sins of Lord Cameron Brojni grijesi lorda Camerona Jennifer Ashley Mackenzies & McBrides 4 The Duke’s Perfect Wife Savršena žena vojvode od Kilmorgana Jennifer Ashley Mackenzies & McBrides 5 A Mackenzie Family Christmas: The Perfect Gift Jennifer Ashley Mackenzies & McBrides 6 The Seduction of Elliot McBride Jennifer Ashley Mackenzies & McBrides 7 The Untamed Mackenzie (in print in The Scandalous Mackenzies) Jennifer Ashley Mackenzies & McBrides 8 The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie Jennifer Ashley Mackenzies & McBrides 9 Scandal and the Duchess (in print in The Scandalous Mackenzies) Jennifer Ashley Mackenzies & McBrides 10 Rules for a Proper Governess Jennifer Ashley Mackenzies & McBrides 11 A Mackenzie Clan Gathering (in print in A Mackenzie Clan Christmas) Jennifer Ashley Mackenzies & McBrides 12 The Stolen Mackenzie Bride Jennifer Ashley Mackenzies & McBrides 13 Alec Mackenzie’s Art of Seduction Jennifer Ashley Mackenzies & McBrides 14 The Devilish Lord Will Jennifer Ashley Mackenzies & McBrides 15 A Rogue Meets a Scandalous Lady Jennifer Ashley Mackenzies & McBrides 16 A Mackenzie Yuletide (in print in A Mackenzie Clan Christmas) Mary Balogh Survivor's Club 1 The Proposal Bračna ponuda Mary Balogh Survivor's Club 1,5 The Suitor—novella Mary Balogh Survivor's Club 2 The Arrangement Dogovor Mary Balogh Survivor's Club 3 The Escape Mary Balogh Survivor's Club 4 Only Enchanting Mary Balogh Survivor's Club 5 Only A Promise Mary Balogh Survivor's Club 6 Only A Kiss Mary Balogh Survivor's Club 7 Only Beloved
Best to go straight through a series. It's easier to remember who is who and what the relationships are.
I think it would be good to stick to the stories I've vetted. Remember, there are quite a few books, even by the authors I have named, that I have NOT recommended because the themes are not what I would consider wholesome for our purposes here (Tempt the Devil being one of those). There's already a huge selection. And it doesn't hurt to finish one series by one author, and then read another series by another author, and then switch back. And since they are all on kindle, it's pretty cheap.
It's better and more satisfying to stick with a series.
Since I read them as e-book on my kindle, as soon as I have finished one I move it to a section called Romance books. So it is easy to see how many that i have read and of course which ones.
I added Polish title column in Romance novel document and copied the polish name in the sheet. you can directly update the sheet.Thanks marek760. The uptaded list below:
Anna Campbell Sons of Sin 1 Seven Nights in a Rogue's Bed Siedem nocy z rozpustnikiem Anna Campbell Sons of Sin 2 A Rake's Midnight Kiss Pocałunek rozpustnika Caroline Linden Wagers of Sin 1 My Once and Future Duke Mój raz na zawsze książę Eloisa James The Wildes of Lindow Castle 1 Wilde in Love Zakochani do szaleństwa Eloisa James The Wildes of Lindow Castle 2 Too Wilde to Wed Zbyt szalony na męża Eloisa James The Wildes of Lindow Castle 3 Born to be Wilde Szalone pocałunki Grace Burrowes True Gentlemen 1 The Duke's Disaster Porażka księcia tom1, Porażka księcia tom2 Julia Quinn Bridgerton Series 1 The Duke and I Mój książę Julia Quinn Bridgerton Series 2 The Viscount Who Loved Me Ktoś mnie pokochał Julia Quinn Bridgerton Series 3 An Offer From A Gentleman Propozycja dżentelmena Julia Quinn Bridgerton Series 4 Romancing Mr. Bridgerton Miłosne tajemnice Julia Quinn Bridgerton Series 5 To Sir Phillip, With Love Oświadczyny Julia Quinn Bridgerton Series 6 When He Was Wicked Grzesznik nawrócony Julia Quinn Bridgerton Series 7 It’s In His Kiss Magia pocałunku Julia Quinn Bridgerton Series 8 On The Way to the Wedding Ślubny skandal Julia Quinn Rokesby Series 1 Because of Miss Bridgerton Wszystko o pannie Bridgerton, czyli jeden pocałunek Julia Quinn Smythe-Smith Quartet 1 Just Like Heaven Jak w niebie Julia Quinn Smythe-Smith Quartet 2 A Night Like This Tylko ta noc Julia Quinn Smythe-Smith Quartet 3 The Sum Of All Kisses Wszystkie nasze pocałunki Julia Quinn Smythe-Smith Quartet 4 The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy Sekrety małżeństwa Mary Balogh Bedwyn Prequel 1 One night for love Noc miłości Mary Balogh Bedwyn Prequel 2 A Summer to Remember Niezapomniane lato Mary Balogh Dark Angel Series 1 Dark Angel/Lord Carew's Bride Mroczny anioł Mary Balogh The Ideal Wife/Stapleton-Downes 1 The Ideal Wife Idealna żona Mary Balogh Four Horsemen trilogy 1 Indiscreet Niedyskrecje Mary Balogh Four Horsemen trilogy 2 Unforgiven Nie do przebaczenia Mary Balogh Four Horsemen trilogy 3 Irresistable Zauroczeni Mary Balogh Signet Regency Romance 2 Christmas Belle Gwiazdka Mary Balogh The Heartless/Silent Melody duo 1 Heartless Bez serca Mary Balogh The Heartless/Silent Melody duo 2 Silent Melody Pieśń bez słów Mary Balogh The Huxtable Quintet 1 First Comes Marriage Najpierw ślub Mary Balogh The Huxtable Quintet 2 Then Comes Seduction Potem uwodzenie Mary Balogh The Huxtable Quintet 3 At Last Comes Love W końcu miłość Mary Balogh The Huxtable Quintet 4 Seducing an Angel Uwieść anioła Mary Balogh 1 The Secret Pearl Tajemnicza perła
Jennifer Ashley author of The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie already took me way of better in to the story than Anne Gracie with The Perfect Waltz.
my English is really poor but I know enough to feel atmosphere, to have some idea about surroundings and interaction between characters.
For those who do not have English as a first language, but DO manage to communicate pretty well, I would recommend reading the English versions if possible. If you read them on kindle, you have the advantage of the dictionary for any word you do not know. I rather suspect this approach will manifest a huge boost in English proficiency. PLUS, all the books are available in English, but not all of them are available in other languages.
Somewhere I saw the idea of listing the books one has read in a spreadsheet, or alternatively write them down. Like that it is easier to know when one after a year or two is about to read the same novel again.
I find it incredulous that the men love these women so deeply. I feel like it is the most foreign thing to me. Intellectually I understand men as being capable of loving but my lived experience is not this.
I found another interesting study about the impact of reading. It's quite an old one from 2013. Scientists also tried to find biological traces of the effects of reading. Here's a quote:One study came out a month ago where scientists showed how fiction affects the human brain. After reading this news, I immediately remembered the importance of reading romantic books.
The results of a study published in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience showed that people who associate themselves with fictional characters activate a part of the brain called the ventral medial prefrontal cortex (vMPFC), which usually becomes most active when a person thinks about himself. This means that people who are keen on the heroes of the book evaluate and perceive them the same way as themselves.
What caught my attention the most. The neural changes were not just immediate reactions. Berns says, they persisted the morning after the readings, and for the five days after the participants completed the novel.
We sought to determine whether reading a novel causes measurable changes in resting-state connectivity of the brain and how long these changes persist. Incorporating a within-subjects design, participants received resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging scans on 19 consecutive days.
First, baseline resting state data for a “washin” period were taken for each participant for 5 days. For the next 9 days, participants read 1/9th of a novel during the evening and resting-state data were taken the next morning. Finally, resting-state data for a “wash-out” period were taken for 5 days after the conclusion of the novel.
On the days after the reading, significant increases in connectivity were centered on hubs in the left angular/supramarginal gyri and right posterior temporal gyri. These hubs corresponded to regions previously associated with perspective taking and story comprehension, and the changes exhibited a timecourse that decayed rapidly after the completion of the novel. Long-term changes in connectivity, which persisted for several days after the reading, were observed in bilateral somatosensory cortex, suggesting a potential mechanism for “embodied semantics.”
“It remains an open question how long these neural changes might last,” Berns says. “But the fact that we’re detecting them over a few days for a randomly assigned novel suggests that your favorite novels could certainly have a bigger and longer-lasting effect on the biology of your brain.
I don't know how much of this research is true, but it is quite interesting. I'm reading a Romance books today“Even though the participants were not actually reading the novel while they were in the scanner, they retained this heightened connectivity,” Berns says. “We call that a ‘shadow activity,’ almost like a muscle memory.”
Heightened connectivity was also seen in the central sulcus of the brain, the primary sensory motor region of the brain. Neurons of this region have been associated with making representations of sensation for the body, a phenomenon known as grounded cognition. Just thinking about running, for instance, can activate the neurons associated with the physical act of running.
“The neural changes that we found associated with physical sensation and movement systems suggest that reading a novel can transport you into the body of the protagonist,” Berns says. “We already knew that good stories can put you in someone else’s shoes in a figurative sense. Now we’re seeing that something may also be happening biologically.”
A novel look at how stories may change the brain
And eventually, you may find that reading the books of the Bible and the Romance novels will complement each other. In the early 19th century quite a number among the wealthy and the educated classes were familiar with the contents of the Bible. Some of the minor characters in the novels were parsons, some of the main protagonists had wanted to join the church, the families went regularly to church, at least if they stayed in the countryside, ladies often participated in church activities, they all married at a church just as the decisions and opinions of the church and its people weighed in on the choices made by some of the characters.Having decided to read the Bible in preparation for Laura's book, the romance novels are a great respite from all the smiting, death and destruction which Yahweh and his stiff-necked people wreck on all the other people in their foundation myth.
The Protestant church of England was very powerful
- The parson dominated the village. Until 1836 he received a tithe from villagers.
- Social life for ordinary people revolved around choir and Sunday School outings.
- Many employers insisted that their employees go to church.
- Most people were members of the Anglican or Presbyterian Church, although there were some Catholics and increasing numbers of Non-conformists for example, Quakers and Methodists.
- Until 1829, anybody holding public office had to make a public oath denying Catholic doctrines, which meant that Catholics could not be civil servants, Justices of the Peace or judges.