PDA

View Full Version : Gothic Romance 'fan' of those older gothics from '60's and '70's



PrintGoddess
March 2nd, 2007, 09:42 AM
I am a 'fan' of those older gothic romance novels from the 1960's and 1970's. I think I like the covers of the books better than the actual stories though.

The Joseph Stone was a good book. Wasn't great but it was better than others. I'm now on a fetish thing for gothics concerning vampires, celtics, druids, witches, and having a real paranormal theme.

The Captain's Lady wasn't bad, but it was a rehash of Jane Aire, sp?, the brooding captain has a wife who he says is dead but is really mentally ill.

Anyone read any good gothics that they could share titles and authors of?

melanie1962
June 9th, 2007, 08:41 PM
Lord satan by louisa bronte or janet louise roberts a very hard to find one but very good at least to me:swoon:

Lainey
June 22nd, 2007, 04:58 AM
Although the original gothics were about a century or more before that too ... but I love the gothic genre .. so yes bring it back ... love it ...

Laiiney

CathieCaffey
June 26th, 2007, 01:50 AM
I loved Victoria Holt! I used to keep a list and checked off each of hers so I didn't miss any! Phylllis Witney too was another that had some great Gothics!

I believe there's a new author out that her books have like a gothic feel, Eve Silver? And one more, I can picture her book but can't remember her name, but she too a new debut author.

Lila42
July 5th, 2007, 04:52 PM
I used to read a lot of gothic romances when I was in my 20's. Now, they just don't appeal to me. I find that my tastes change even in reading material, as I get older. It's been a while since I have read one, maybe I should give it a try.

Lainey
July 13th, 2007, 11:24 PM
I grew up with her books she inspired me to read as a teen and young adult .. I wonder if I have any of hers anymore but I moved so much and traded a lot back then for used book stores to buy and sell ... now I keep what I have but have lost most of the old stuff... boohoo.. she was great. And gothics are neat too.. I wonder if it can be brought back to the mainstream though I bet most just read all the old ones that will be new again.

carolsuz
September 14th, 2007, 08:21 AM
The gothic scene draws me too. I love the supernatural romance novels.

Amy Corwin
January 29th, 2008, 07:15 PM
Does anyone remember Virginia Coffman? I loved her books--especially the Moura series. Her writing was so atmospheric--I just loved it. And I liked her heros, too, because they were often just so...different.

I find I really like romances where the hero is not traditionally handsome. I'm probably just weird that way--but I really like characters that are physically flawed.

Judith Leger
October 4th, 2010, 12:04 PM
I absolutely love the gothics during those years. I used to read Victoria Coffman and Victoria Holt. Excellent authors.

As a matter of fact, I think they are who influenced some of my writing today. The Witch Within and Hearts' Reunion both have the feel of a gothic.

Sandrine O'Shea
October 9th, 2010, 07:24 PM
Moura by Virginia Coffman was one of the first gothics I ever read. I still have it, a paperback printed in 1959 that cost fifty cents. I loved 'em, especially Victoria Holt, Dorothy Eden, Phyllis A Whitney, Isabelle Holland, Barbara Michaels. I've heard editors say that paranormals are the new gothics, but they're not quite like those early ones.

Stephanie Draven
October 24th, 2010, 08:04 PM
I only remember VC Andrews. She was a gothic writer, no?

KatyMadison
January 30th, 2011, 01:22 PM
I am a 'fan' of those older gothic romance novels from the 1960's and 1970's. I think I like the covers of the books better than the actual stories though.

The Joseph Stone was a good book. Wasn't great but it was better than others. I'm now on a fetish thing for gothics concerning vampires, celtics, druids, witches, and having a real paranormal theme.

The Captain's Lady wasn't bad, but it was a rehash of Jane Aire, sp?, the brooding captain has a wife who he says is dead but is really mentally ill.

Anyone read any good gothics that they could share titles and authors of?

Hey, I love a good gothic romance. I miss those old ones by Victoria Holt and Mary Stewart.

You might check out Tainted by Temptation. It is more along the classic gothic romance lines with a dark widower, an impoverished governess, a difficult child and of course a murdered wife. :wideeyed: