Nancy just posted a comment about the Anne George blog which I wrote, asking if anyone knows of another series that is similar to the Southern Sisters Series…
I am going to have to give that a lot of thought. My problem is that the Southern Sisters Series is one of my favorite series, and I don’t know another one that is really similar to it. It would be sort of like asking me if there is something really similar to chocolate… There might be for some people, but not for me! I could give some examples of other types of food that I "crave/long for/love" but, how could you say that… caramel is close? Or potato chips? Or pralines and cream ice cream?
That is how much I like Anne George’s Southern Sisters series!
I can think of some series that I like a lot that might be "somewhat similar," but by no means VERY similar… Charlotte MacLeod is an author who I follow and appreciate a lot. She has two series: the Sarah Kelling books and the Peter Shandy novels. Also, Joan Hess writes two series: the Claire Malloy and the Maggody novels…. Diane Mott Davidson‘s Goldy Bear’s Catering Series is another series that comes to mind. (In the Hess and Davidson cases… I much prefer the first (+/-) five novels in each of the series over the later novels.)
But, as much as I like other authors, and there are many authors who I do like, I don’t think any series can be categorized as really similar to Anne George’s Southern Sisters. So, Nancy, I am blogging in hopes that a blog reader is able to let us know of another author. I (like you) would love to know of another author who is really similar… I miss reading about the Southern Sisters’ sleuthing exploits… and I truly miss the love between the sisters that Anne George was able to convey throughout all of the books.
If you can think of another series that is really similar to the Southern Sisters Series… please post a comment… (The comment button is just below each particular blog entry, under the faint line.)
PS>>> Some people have likened the George series with Sophie Dunbar‘s Clair Claiborne, Sharon McCrumb‘s Elizabeth MacPherson Series, and Jill Churchill‘s Jane Jeffry Series.
Hi Danna, How about the Nancy Martin series, The Blackbird Sisters. As you say, nothing may compare but these may be similar in nature. Cheers, Barbara