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Dec 31, 2012, 10:17pm Top

Looking for a king Henry era book where a prince comes to court for tournament and meets a young lady. She is a companion to a another lady. We also meet a very young pre-queen Elizabeth and Mary. Hero is blond and foreign and heroine is dark haired and beautiful. Please help!!!

Jan 1, 2013, 6:14am Top

You do realise you only need to post once? Several posts, all with different (not very helpful) headings are more likely to get you ignored as a potential spammer than to get you the answer you are looking for. For future reference, every group has its own introductory page and here you will find the instructions (if any) for posting. The 'Name that book' one is here - http://www.librarything.com/groups/namethatbook. Incidentally, if you don't receive the answer you want you can bump one of your messages again after a week or so to keep it from becoming dormant. You might want to add some more details about the book if you can remember them and the group page offers suggestions as to the kind of thing that is helpful - eg. when you read it: was it a new book then or do you have any idea how old it might have been? Do you remember any more about the story? There must be a million books that feature the young tutors and which have a beautiful heroine and a foreign hero. What about the cover, that sometimes sticks in a person's mind - can you remember anything about that? Good luck with your search.

Edited: Sep 7, 2013, 2:54pm Top

I am looking for an OLD WEST romance-a girl leaves home (to be a teacher?) and her family hires a guy to get her and bring her back. I remember a dust storm where they have to hobble the horses and tie rags over their faces, then they bundle up together. I sweat their names were Jake and Sara, but I think I might be wrong. Please help!!!

Sep 9, 2013, 1:09am Top

If you write your own post, with a detailed title, you're a lot more likely to get actual responses. This thread sort of works only because the OP (original poster) used a very generic thread title, which is not likely to draw people to respond. Take a look at the group description (reachable by clicking Name That Book at the top of this thread), which gives suggestions for what's useful to put into thread titles and your post.

Sep 9, 2013, 10:26am Top

Thanks! I will try that!

Sep 9, 2013, 3:24pm Top

Hello everyone – new to this group. It took me 2 days of reading (in the main Name that book) to get to the end. LOL Hope this will get to that main posting with 700+ posts
Hope I can answer some of those questions.

#262 – Chellek28 (She gets in a car accident and wakes up in the 1800s. A man helps her, but does not believe she is from future. He is getting ready to go to the south for what becomes the civil war.)
That book is Timeless Passion – by Constance O'Day-Flannery.

#437 - PrincessGigi422 (The hero doesn't know for most of the book that his squire is a female. They travel throughout the book.)
I think it may be From this Moment On, by Lynn Kurland,

#525 - Secretromance (The book is historical western. The young woman is a red head her father died while gold digging she became the owner of said gold mine. She goes west to continue gold digging falls in love with her escort slash helper)
This one could be Daisy by Leigh Greenwood

#528 Lisa_S (It is a time travel historical romance about a woman who wakes up in the past in another woman's body.)
I think that one is Awaken my love, by Robin Schone

#629 – andilafuente (She's broke, has a ton of creditors and her brother's a gambler. The husband has the brother taken aboard one of his ships and put to work but she thinks her brother just ditched)
This one would be Almost Heaven, by Judith McNaught.

#575 DanielleD44 (werewolf and a woman that is a werecat (not quite sure what its called in the book). Anyway the mans’ car breaks down and this woman is the one who can fix it.)
This one could be either of the followings, as I have not finished reading the series but here goes Beauty dates the beast, by Jessica Sims or Wild about you, by Kerrelyn Sparks,

#768 knumber4 (made love for the first time in order to avoid her being claimed by some Indians. I think that they were out in the wild because he was helping her track some one.)
This one might be Flame by Connie Mason ((When her brother is jailed for murder, Ashley heads west to clear his name. She is horrified to learn that single women aren't welcome on any wagon train. Now, she finds herself making a deal with a former Johnny Rebel. But on the trail…))

#772 fshah (It's a book about a Greek who is forced to marry someone I think and he treats her poorly. She is about to leave him when she goes to the cliffs and there is an earthquake or something and she falls off the cliff)
This one is All the Glitters, by Linda Howard

Like I said - I have been looking at how to post to that group, so if this does not show up there would someone get back with me and let me know how to do that. Thanks

Sep 9, 2013, 7:05pm Top

I'm not sure where you got those numbers - ah, OK, I followed your link and now I understand. I hope you helped there, but that's not the way it works here - two different groups. (and wow, nearly 800 posts on that thread - we (throughout LT) usually continue a thread at 200 or 300 because it gets too slow to open. Amazing it works so well). You did successfully post to both Romance - From Historical to Contemporary and Name That Book.

OK, here in Name That Book - each person with a question is supposed to make an individual thread, with a descriptive title, for the book they're looking for. People open the threads they think they can answer, and post in the thread if they think they know what it is. Which means there are a lot more threads, but each thread is pretty short - either there's an answer or not. I don't think I've ever seen a thread over 100 posts here, and most are under 10.

For example, in your first answer - if Chellek28 had posted here, (s/he?) might have put up a topic titled something like "Timetravel Romance, car accident, civil war", then a first post with as much more info as s/he could come up with (when read, when published, type of book (paperback, hardback, Harlequin...), size, anything about the cover, whatever). Then you could come along and read the thread and supply the answer.

Hope you stick around and help out! You certainly know your books. Thanks!

Sep 9, 2013, 8:31pm Top

Thanks - I did manage to join & post the other group. Like I posted above - I hate going back up to a post to read what it was about. That was why I put a small bit of the description. I think it helps everone out.

I now keep an Excel spreadsheet of all books read and purchased. I have it sorted by Aurthor, title, date. I also have a short description. I am now working on what type ie romance, paranormal... and just started key words. With almost 3000 listed it really helps

Sep 9, 2013, 9:44pm Top


No chance that you found my old west title on there? :)

Sep 10, 2013, 4:14am Top

Hi Group,

I think many of the 'newbies' above have some confusion between 'our' group and another group for 'romantic fiction'?

Our group suggests each individual request, for an unknown book, be a separate thread with a meaningful description in the title.

Well, I once suggested that approach "...to that other Group..." and was soundly told off, and to MYOB. Not in a kind manner either :-)

Thus I think there is confusion between that other 'mob', where everyone just posts to the same thread (and yes 600+ posts does sound familiar) and our 'well structured' approach :-)

How to seperate Us from Them, I have no idea.


Sep 10, 2013, 11:33am Top

Both groups are useful - for entirely different purposes, with a slight overlap. That's a group for discussing romance, and they would be very unhappy to have 600 separate threads each asking for an individual book - the mass thread works well for them (and they often find books we haven't been able to). This group would be equally unhappy to have a single mass thread for all books, or even each genre/type of book.

I didn't realize they were join-to-post (because I joined before I wanted to post, I guess! Or just joined so long ago I'd forgotten that need). Doesn't matter - people like Kate who know their books are most welcome here, as well as there.

I think the confusion was because the _thread_ in that group is named Name That Book. LT's Talk system is...weird, in a lot of ways, and the distinctions between threads/topics and groups is one of them. If you start from the Talk page, that distinction is hard to see. If you start from the Groups page and navigate from group to group, it's a lot clearer; and if you're familiar with certain groups and their styles, it's "obvious". Nothing about LT is obvious - there are a lot of wrinkles in this lovely site! (3 months short of my 8th Thingaversary, and I'm still stumbling when I step out of my comfort zone...)

Sep 11, 2013, 7:07am Top

Thanks JJ (#11) you have mollified me re. "that other group".

I'm still unsure what to do with people who jump in and add their different question on a give thread. Unfortunately, I sometimes get a bit snarky and suggest the poster reads the Group Header. Not always in a kind and gentle way :-(

I now promise I will be more kind in the future. :-)


Sep 11, 2013, 11:00am Top

Well, I try to be kind and gentle, and remember that _this_ person has not encountered this group's style before (despite all the other ones who have) - but yeah, I recommend reading the description and creating a more useful title on a regular basis. And sometimes the snark escapes...

Sep 11, 2013, 12:06pm Top

12, 13>

I've found it impossible to consistently be helpful and non-snarky for people posting content-free subject lines here, so I've just stopped reading those posts at all. I know that it's possible to post without reading the group description, but in this particular group (unlike New Features) it should be obvious to anyone with a modicum of common sense that everyone is posting because they forgot the title and/or author of a book, such that "Forgot title/author" is not a meaningful subject line. But since I would phrase it more or less like that, I don't try to point that out.

Edited: Sep 11, 2013, 6:22pm Top

Kate11208 @ 6 -- Whoa, am I impressed by your diligence in working through that whole huge topic thread at the 'Romance - from historical to contemporary topics' group. In two days? And that database? Whoa. I do hope you stick around.

jjmcgaffey @ 7, 11, 13 -- Very well put. This group receives quite a lot of attention from members very new to LibraryThing, and not a few of them have joined the site specifically to post their search query with us. It's expected that they'll need some time to learn the quirks of the site. Most new members do read through our rather imposing block of text at the intro to our group site, and those that don't are reminded to do so by whichever experienced member sees them first. In many cases, the new member catches the book-hunting bug, solves a few search queries for others, and becomes an experienced member very quickly.

guido47 @ 10, 12 -- This is the first serious confusion I've seen between our 'Name that Book' group and the 'Romance - from historical to contemporary topics' group's 'name that book' topic thread. I've made note of it and I'll track to see if there is future confusion. I don't recall that discussion you mentioned in Comment 10. If you have the link handy, I'd appreciate you sharing it with me -- that's the sort of information I'd like to track.

lorax @ 14 -- And that's perfectly fine. As far as I'm concerned, that's one of the reasons the 'Ignore topic' option is there for. In a situation like what you describe, I'd much rather the frustrated experienced member decide that someone else can deal this with than try to deal with this themselves and become more frustrated. I think everybody understands that we're all volunteers, that we're all doing this for fun, that we all need breaks sometimes, and that we were all new once.

All -- We've rather derailed from this thread's original topic. If anyone would like to discuss this issue further, let's open up a separate 'Group maintenance' thread topic.


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