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Name That Book cont. Part II

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Romance - from historical to contemporary

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1ktleyed
Edited: Oct 8, 2015, 3:32pm Top

I thought I'd start a new thread, since the other one was getting rather lengthy with loading with nearly 700 posts from here.

Updated:

A list of all found books on this thread can be found here.

A list of guesses of books on this thread can be found at Post #750.

2deanarue
Jul 27, 2013, 10:56am Top

Driving me crazy trying to find this book: it was a romance, Historical I think... I do not remember title or author ( I had thought it was Kathleen E Woodiwiss) But I cannot find it if it was. For some reason I do not recall... heroine is in Hero's mansion/ home, he is believed to be deceased. But he is just injured, His portrait hangs in the bedroom and he comes to the room at night pretending to be a ghost and appears to walk out of the portrait. They talk each night, he is trying to drive her out of his home, but she has no choice but to stay as she has been sent there almost as a prisoner or exile.

3coromandel
Jul 27, 2013, 4:06pm Top

I'm looking for the title or author of a contemporary (British, I think) romance novel about an overweight woman who loves/idolizes someone (let's call him X) whom she has known for a while. X goes away somewhere before the book starts, and the heroine wants to lose weight and generally make herself over before he returns. The heroine meets another man (we'll call him Y) at a party near the beginning of the book, and I believe they start going out so that she can gain some experience in preparation for her reunion with X.

The heroine gets along well with Y and the book is mainly about their growing attachment and about the heroine's weight loss and weight/self esteem issues.

At some point, she goes to a wedding or something like that and gets to know some footballers' wives.

Also, she has a sister-in-law, who lives in the same house and is nasty to her.

As I vaguely recall, the cover had flower petals and a mouth on it, if that helps . . . :o/

4Camblue
Jul 27, 2013, 6:41pm Top

Sorry, I think I initially posted this in the wrong place: I'm trying to find a series of books involving a black-haired catholic heroine marrying an autocratic hero. The setting is coastal, historical US. Their book involves the heroine having twins, a hurricane, and hiding on an island near the family plantation. I remember two other books in the series although I think that there were more. One of the twin daughters wants to join a convent, but the father is outraged and sends her to marry a distant relative in Brazil. She ends up married to an invalid and is involved with the invalid's brother. The other daughter marries someone from a nearby plantation but it's a bad marriage, the husband dies, and she falls in love with someone else.

5emjem24
Jul 27, 2013, 10:26pm Top

Hello, everyone, I'm a newbie to this group and website but I've also been trying to find a romance novel I read when I was a teenager. I think it was published in the late 80's or early 90's. I don't remember either the title or author but somewhat the premise. I'm so sorry if it's sketchy but here goes: the book is a historical romance novel that takes place in either Oregon or Washington in the late 19th century. The hero is a lumber tycoon/lumbermill owner and the heroine might be either a teacher or down on her luck. She doesn't really like him at all. I've been looking everywhere for this book. I'm not sure if it's a past harlequin historical title, or an early Avon or Zebra historical book. If anybody knows this book please let me know. I'll also try to work on others' requests for info. I know what it's like to have that
crazed "obsessed" feeling. :)

Erin

6jules1n0
Jul 30, 2013, 10:33pm Top

Looking for a book I read sometime between 2000 and 2011, dont remember when exactly, I was at a library.
The book is historical fiction, set in medieval/renaissance time period in England.
Basic plot points that I remember:
~ Male child of noble birth raised by peasant family, thinks he is the son of the peasants
~ Peasants have a daughter who is raised with the noble child, no idea that they are not truly siblings
~ Children have a really close relationship but don't understand why
~ Boy finds out he is not the son of the peasants
~ Boy and girl realize that they love each other

Sorry, I know that is not much to go on but its a pretty distinctive plot so if someone has read it and can help me find it I would really appreciate it!!!

7crazyanimegirl
Jul 31, 2013, 1:40am Top

hello everyone! im new here, but i was hoping you all could maybe help me find any information about a book that has been driving me crazy! i read it within the last couple of years. all i can remember about it is that this woman meets a man who has severe burns on his face. he got these burn in a house fire that took his wife. during the book he meets and falls in love with a woman who looks exactly like his dead wife. i believe that it was written about the georgian era of the Ton. im thinking he was perhaps a viscount or something like that. i know its not very much information and i wish i could remember more of the book. thank you for reading this even if you dont know anything about the book.

8wheezie00
Jul 31, 2013, 7:32pm Top

I really hope you all can help me. :) I've been looking for this book for SO long! I don't remember much about it, but here's what I do know:

-The H wears a lot of black, and it seems like he's dark as well. (dark hair, etc) "Black" may even be in the title of the book
-The h has 2 sisters**the youngest of whom is raped (by the H's men (?))-I do know one of his men takes her and cares for her/nurses her back to health. She is really young-14 or so** This was a big part of the storyline
-I remember the h is not happy about her upcoming marriage to the H-so maybe he won the castle in a siege, etc. In fact no one at the castle is happy about the H's presence
-I think I remember the h has been running the castle by herself for a while now-though I may be getting that from another book. :) Seems like they're really poor/all of their supplies are gone.

I read this book 5-10 years ago.

I really hope someone can help! I know it's not a Harlequin, I also know it's not The Black Lyon book. (I seem to run across that book everytime I try to search for this book!)

Thanks!

9Kgtmrt
Aug 6, 2013, 4:59pm Top

Emjem24 (5),

Try Yankee Wife by Linda Lael Miller. The heroine was a nurse in the civil war and was a year later down on her luck. She answers an add for a wife and meets the man she thinks she will be marrying. Turns out to not be him, but his brother, whom she instantly dislikes.
Hope this helps, but I have seen quite a few books with a discription close to this. There are some websites that allow you to search by historical era or location.
Good Luck!

10appsbookholic
Edited: Aug 17, 2013, 10:06am Top

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11ashbwell
Aug 29, 2013, 2:47pm Top

wheezie00 - sounds like Judith McNaught maybe? Can't think of the title.

12rose1019
Sep 7, 2013, 2:35am Top

Years ago I started reading this book and got interrupted and was never able to finish it. It's been driving me nuts through the years! I believe it was a Harlequin. The woman is a surgeon who was working too hard and (I believe) collapsed and was forced to take a vacation. She is staying in this house and the next door neighbor's dog comes over. She is mistaken for a teenager and is hired by her neighbor as a housekeeper or assistant? She pretends to be a teenager and the neighbor is conflicted because he is attracted to her.

13rashmi1234
Sep 9, 2013, 11:59am Top

hi everyone, m new her and i hope some one can help me find this book, i have been looking for it for a long time:

i read the book around 10 years back. It was not a harlequin romance. The hero was an actor. He comes to the Heroine's grandmother's island to shoot a pirate film. The heroine works in the perfume industry. She calls her boss "Madame".Her sister lives on the island and makes glass designs. The heroine's grandmother dies in the end.There is a particular scene in the book in which the heroine names her new perfume "winterfire".Theres another scene in which the hero shoots for a new perfume ad in which he wears a lab coat.

Thanks in advance

14pa1ntingpics
Sep 9, 2013, 5:55pm Top

I really wish there was some sort of database where you could search keyword plot lines to books and find titles! It would make this so much easier!

I've been looking for a book I read years ago and thought someone may be able to help. It begins in contemporary time (although I think this book was published in the 80's or 90's). The H is an artist who meets the h at a restaurant one night, and tells her he bets she has dimples on her ass. She gets offended but decides to take him up on his offer to pose for a painting.

The h&H get married and h begins having visions of them from the revolutionary war and the civil war; their souls have been in love across time but was always doomed. She keeps having these visions, and the H in the other times was an officer in the military during the war, and the h was always on the opposite side.

In contemporary times, h tries using hypnosis to go back in the past and save H, but H (contemporary) ends up channeling the angry war General and no longer acts like himself.

That's all the details I can remember, but I would LOVE if someone has read this and could tell me what the title is!!

15Kate11208
Sep 9, 2013, 6:56pm Top

#2 deanarue - I think the book is Move Heaven and earth by Christinia Dodd

16Lyynn
Sep 13, 2013, 8:06pm Top

Hi, I'm looking for a historical romance book. All I remember about the book is that the heroine is a Viking and she thinks she's too tall/manly and she doesn't think she's pretty. She's captured by the hero and taken to his ship to sail to America and I think he chains her feet together, because he thinks she could hurt them. His crew mocks him during the journey, because she doesn't act like a captive at all. That's all I remember. If you could tell me the name of this book I'd be so happy. It's been bugging me for a really long time. I'm sorry if there's not enough detail. I read this book a long time ago.

17CindyinCharlotte
Sep 14, 2013, 5:58pm Top

Hi - what a wonderful place this is!!!

I've been looking for a book that I read about 5 years ago.

The main character is a writer of historical romances and her main character comes to life along with his footman. Together they solve a mystery. Her main character is a bit of a rogue, a count??? His footman is oafish and funny.

Thanks so much for your help.

18Kate11208
Sep 15, 2013, 12:32pm Top

#17 CindyinCharlotte writer of historical romances and her main character comes to life along with his footman.
This would be Maggie by the Book by Kasey Michaels
Here is another link to her books.
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/m/kasey-michaels/

19CindyinCharlotte
Sep 16, 2013, 9:47pm Top

Thank you so much Kate 11208!

20Addie_sap
Sep 16, 2013, 11:16pm Top

Hi,

Could please someone help me in finding a mills and boon novel of a greek tycoon arranged marriage with a girl who does charity works. The heroine loves the guy but he is not sure that his husband loves her. The marriage was arranged by heroine grandmother and hero grandfather. They are passionate in bed and married for 3 years. Then comes a lady who was hero ex lover and trying to create problems in there marriage but at last hero tells her wife that he loves her and he is not interested in anyone else.
I cant remember the name of the novel. Could anyone please help.
Thanks.

Regards,
Aditi.

21hgreenwood33
Sep 19, 2013, 8:39pm Top

So excited I found this site. I have been looking for a book that I read over ten years ago, but it was probably from the 80's. It's a historical romance about an orphaned woman who takes over her dads fishing boat and dresses like a man so she gets left alone. One day her boat capsizes and she is rescued by another ship, I think they are pirates but I am not 100% sure. They think she is a man at first but then somehow they realize she is a woman and then the crew is unhappy she is there, they keep calling her a Jonah and she was going to bring bad luck to them. They were getting followed by a pirate captain who was mad at the other captain for some reason and one day in port he sees the woman and tries to kidnap her or he does. I don't remember much after that. Hopefully someone can help me!!

22riadnne
Edited: Sep 23, 2013, 11:24pm Top

hello...

i need help in finding the title of this book...historical romance.. with heroine from future with cancer...she was touring Europe (as her dying wish) when in one of the houses she was looking at she collapsed from her sickness...when she woke up she was expecting hospital but she was in the same house but different time... she switched soul with another woman from that time..the other woman had a suicide she was a bitch with extreme taste in sex..the other woman was married to a gentleman and had a daughter...but they were having marital problems....the guys does not believe the girl cause she still have the scar in chest which she acquired when she dallied with someone...but the heroine know how to swim which the other woman does not so...the guy got thing....something like that...hope you can help..

23KathleenSL
Sep 28, 2013, 12:14am Top

Please help I want to read this book again but I cant remember the title or author.The story was about a woman who slept with this hunk rancher then while she was in the city she lost her memory and cant remember him. Here's the catch she's pregnant with his baby and has lots of money she either will or has inherited. I think she worked in a law office I remember some horrible man she couldn't believe she would even think about sleeping with trying to convince her the baby was his to get his hands on the money and I seem to remember the name Tucker for the Ranch hunk. I could be wrong.

24Audrey4
Sep 30, 2013, 11:41pm Top

Please help with the title of this book! I read it back in the 1980s but it was set in 1950s or 1960s England - gloves & hats. I believe it was one of a series and this one was about one of four English sisters and very funny. The story is told from the perspective of the sister who is getting married to an engineer and she is embarrassed to be thinking to herself that he has rescued her from a crazy life with her family. I remember that she and her mother rode the Tube under the Thames - which she found very exciting and her mother found terrifying. Before the wedding, the sisters and their mother go to some ritzy restaurant for tea but discover they have almost no money but the mother deals with the head waiter with honesty and class. One of the married sisters is wealthy and arranged it but never pays for anything. Once married, they take a honeymoon cruise to Australia where the husband has taken a job for a year or so. One of the bride's younger sisters is also on the ship relocating to Australia - either to work or live with another relative. She falls in love on the cruise with a friend/maybe coworker of the groom. The bride and the sister are sitting in deck chairs behind the husband and his friend and the bride observes her sister just gazing adoringly at the back of the guy's head. That's all I remember but always wanted to read the other books by this author - whoever she is. I remember the cover was solid red with the only the title on it.

25Tristaw
Oct 2, 2013, 6:24pm Top

Hi! Forgive me if I do this wrong, I am new at this. I read a book about a year or so ago (unfortunately, I cannot remember if it is one I got at the library or what). I cannot remember the title or author and can only remember a couple of scenes. I want to say it was in an anthology but I am not sure. Here Goes:

It starts off with the heroine sneaking into a guy's house to return something (or maybe retrieve something) as a favor to a friend. Her friend is the mistress of the guy who owns the house. She is caught by a different guy (hero) who is staying there (I believe he is the guy's brother or something) and I believe she convinces him that she is the mistress because he was drunk.

Next, she runs into him and is introduced to him at a party. He recognizes her and she recognizes him and they end up in a discussion and kissing in a dark room. I believe she is single due to the death of her husband or maybe fiancé. She is daring and willful.

It is driving me crazy, so any help I would HIGHLY appreciate it. I have been trying to figure out this book for over a year now. Thanks!

26KAS68
Oct 3, 2013, 6:00pm Top

I did read a M&B novel where the hero comes back after ages to the city he grew up in. He is now a famous businessman. He came to buy a product. The heroine also wants to buy that product. She is known as a ruthless CEO and her career depends on that product. The hero is the heroine's sister's friend. They meet at the sister's engagement. When the hero was here he used to be a rouge. The heroine always had a crush on him. So when she was in college she created such a situation that they had to spend the night in a hut and she had previously planned that she'll lose her virginity to him. Later like always the hero plans not to call her but when she doesn't call he does. He calls for a week she never picks up. He thinks she ditched him because he is poor and she doesn't pick up because she knows he'll break her heart This thought drives him to the top. I can't remember the name but it's kind of bugging me right now. Thanks.

27claral
Oct 3, 2013, 8:23pm Top

I posted in the other thread a while back but did not get a response so I thought I would try again.

I read this book years ago it was about a French heroine she's living in France and she happens to meet the hero by chance they spend a night together and she finds out that she is pregnant. The hero has already left at this point (I think he was in the military? He was British though. ) Her father finds out and sends her to a convent where she gives birth to a daughter that she names Emma. A few years pass and she somehow ends up in England and becomes the governess? nanny? to her daughter. The hero had thought that she abandoned their child this whole time so he hates the heroine for her actions but they end up making up by the end of the book...

I think she might be blind??? I clearly remember that she was a French aristocrat though but she becomes broke after the French revolution. I really really hope someone recognizes this book I am almost convinced that I've just imagined the whole thing

281good1
Oct 4, 2013, 2:24am Top

Glad to find you all and looking forward to recommendations and help.

Unknown title and author. Book published before 2001. I believe it was set in Scotland.

High points:
- the h was in a marriage arranged by her brother/step-brother for the perks.
-she was abused because she couldn't conceive (pretty sure she wasn't her husband type;think he was gay)
-I think her father-in-law killed the husband because he couldn't "do his duty". He may have plotted with her brother to sleep with her in order to get he pregnant and pass the child off as his son's.
-she escaped some kind of way and ended up with a highlander; who had an Irish companion that couldve been named Paddy (not 100% sure)
-they fell in love; evil brother kidnapped her and got himself killed
-in the epilogue she had given birth to twins and Robert the Bruce (I think) became the twins God-father.

If anyone could help, I'd greatly appreciate it. This has been a 10+ year search

291good1
Oct 4, 2013, 2:30am Top

Second book:

Another one set in Scotland. The only thing that I can remember is that it runs into Christmas. The h is at her birth father's house for the first time.

I would love to hear your recommendation for Highlander/Saxon/Irish romances as these are my favorite.

Enjoying this site emmincely! !!.

30abzigail
Edited: Oct 5, 2013, 7:43pm Top

Hey! I'm also new to this site, but I'm so happy I've found it! I have spent the last few hours jotting down all the books i had forgotten about reading the previous thread :)
sooo, down to business, I read a book maybe 5 years ago, but it was bought from a car boot sale, so i have no idea when it was published etc. Also, i dont remember anything about it really other than begging.
Man and woman get married ( i cant remember how it came about - it was arranged ) and the girl doesn't know anything about sex, other than what she had seen in her farm(?) so when the enter the bedchamber to consumate the marriage, she climbs onto the bed on all fours ( her father / uncle is waiting outside until they have done it ) and her husband is a tad confused. I do remember her thinking that his willy looked more like a babies arm than a mushroom ( a maid or someone told her this ) ... I haven't described it very well, but this book is one of the funniest historical romance books i have read, and would love to read it again!
thanks in advance everyone!!!
oh, and I'm pretty sure its an English book

31wadcb3
Oct 6, 2013, 4:02pm Top

# 25 Tristaw -- I think this may be Jennifer Ashley's "Many Sins of Lord Cameron."

32Tristaw
Oct 6, 2013, 5:11pm Top

Wadcb3--No, unfortunately that's not it, but I am now going to have to read it lol.

33CoffeenChocolate
Oct 6, 2013, 8:26pm Top

Hi! Another Newbie here :)

I read a historical romance in the 1980's which I know I loved but have barely any memory of!

The only clear memory I have is of the beginning: a girl is being hunted down by two men, in a forest, who have intentions of raping her. I think she ends up hiding in a tree trunk?

The girl has red hair (and green eyes??) and her name is something like Elyse.

I feel like she's been living with a nasty old uncle or something due to the death of her parents.

That's all I have! Any help is much appreciated :)

34BookLizard
Oct 6, 2013, 9:14pm Top

33> Could it be Only in Your Arms by Lisa Kleypas? It came out in 1992.

35CoffeenChocolate
Oct 6, 2013, 10:12pm Top

Thank you but I actually found it on Google! (found a site where you can search by the hero and heroines' names and just scrolled down as I knew I would know the names and/or book title once I saw them).

It's "Devil's Desire" by Laurie McBain.

Thanks anyway :)

36Karissawoz0718
Oct 7, 2013, 11:35am Top

Ok, I'm driving myself insane and asking all of you for help please!
The plot: Woman marries a man out west in the 1890's - 1920's. She grows up on the East cost and marries a man whom owns a ranch in Utah or Nevada. She travels by train and is from money. She arrives in her hoop skirt but is quickly told by her husband to wear pants. She had trouble adjusting to this new life where she rides horses and wears pants instead of being the lady she should be. She then learns how to garden in the dry west part of the country. After months of ranching with her husband. Her husband eventually falls ill from a sickness going on there. She tells her native american neighbor that she'll watch over the baby to ensure that he does not get the sickness his mother has. She kidnaps him. She then flees to PA and then to Europe. The baby's father spends many years searching for his kidnapped son. The woman meets a man in Europe and leaves the baby she is hiding in the attic by the lake on their property. The baby is then found by neighbors who are gypsies. The gypsies then raise the baby. The woman has two more children, both girls who are friends with this kidnapped little boy. After the mom dies, the girls start unraveling what happened. One of the woman's children and the kidnapped boy (now a man start a relationship) What is this book, I'm loosing my mind?! All help is appreciated! Thanks!

37SashaJim
Oct 7, 2013, 11:03pm Top

I've been trying to think of the title and author of this book for months. I've gone through lists of books by authors I usually read but can't figure it out.
The book was 4 stories in one. It was based around two sets of sisters that are cousins. Each story is for each sister. The first story starts with one set of sisters coming west to live after the civil war. The older sister's husband died in the war. The late husbands best friend comes to live with them and of course the two fall in love and marry.
The second story has the cousins, another set of sisters coming to live with them. The older sister of this set ends up falling for the sheriff and they marry.
The next story is the younger sister of the first set of sisters. She marries the rich guy in town after she lost a bet to him in a horse race. This guy was originally interested in the older cousin, but he was only interested in him because of his money.
The last story is about the last sister. Her name was Meg I think but I can't remember what her story was.
If anyone can please help me. It's driving me crazy.

38appsbookholic
Oct 8, 2013, 4:59pm Top

37SashaJim: I guess the book you are looking for is a series by Linda Lael Miller- Women of Primrose Creek.
Hope this helps!

39Anna938
Edited: Oct 10, 2013, 4:28am Top

I can't remember this title, or author!

Published late 80s, early 90s.

Setting: Scotland, 1740s, the year leading to the second Jacobite rebellion, and right after. Marriage of Convenience between (I think) a Campbell woman and a rebellious highland clan. The eldest daughter was to marry the man, but she fainted at the alter, so the younger daughter married him. The man she married was the only remaining son on the clan laird, who was a scarred, womanizing, jerkface. The woman stood out for being practical and smart; before marrying she demanded concessions like having soldiers periodically check on her to make she is ok. This has ramifications later because the English officer who checks on her becomes a friend, and she uses him to save her husband.

The woman ended up in the highlands at the castle, made friends with the old cook and her young maid, but lived separate from her husband (who was sleeping with his father's redheaded mistress, Fiona?) Eventually, they go to a highland wedding, the husband gets sucked into Bonnie Prince Charles' rebellion, and the wife returns to her father's estate. At that wedding the h beloved cousin is killed by the H's father.

Eventually the rebellion fails, the wife finds the husband, her father captures him, he is sentenced to hang, and she uses Rob Roy (I think?) to break him out of jail. They sail to America.

Not a lot of sex, and a lot of historical detail, in the book. There are a lot of secondary plot points. I honestly remember almost everything except the name and title.

Cover, I think, was a castle in the distance, blue sky, green hills.

THANK YOU!

40hollie56
Edited: Oct 16, 2013, 6:14am Top

I'm looking for a book that I do not know the title or author to. I know it was published before 1994. The heroine travels to the Yukon, I think looking for her father I believe. He works in the gold fields in Dawson City. If I'm not mistaken she ends up marrying his younger partner or something like that. His name is Logan not sure if its his first or last name, It might have been O'shea or that could have been the girls last name. I think she also ended up leaving him and going back down to Dawson. There was also I think a Mountie that was vaing for her affections as well. I just remember his name being Logan. I have been looking for this book forever and have been trying to locate it with no such luck.

41Anna938
Edited: Oct 10, 2013, 4:11am Top

1Good!: for "Another one set in Scotland. The only thing that I can remember is that it runs into Christmas. The h is at her birth father's house for the first time. "

Maybe Johanna Lindsey, Love Me Forever? They end up in Scotland, at her birth father's.

wheezie00 for: "-The H wears a lot of black, and it seems like he's dark as well. (dark hair, etc) "Black" may even be in the title of the book
-The h has 2 sisters**the youngest of whom is raped (by the H's men (?))-I do know one of his men takes her and cares for her/nurses her back to health. She is really young-14 or so** This was a big part of the storyline
-I remember the h is not happy about her upcoming marriage to the H-so maybe he won the castle in a siege, etc. In fact no one at the castle is happy about the H's presence
-I think I remember the h has been running the castle by herself for a while now-though I may be getting that from another book. :) Seems like they're really poor/all of their supplies are gone."

Jude Deveraux, Velvet Angel, maybe? It doesn't sound perfect, but the kidnapped h helps heal the H's little sister who was raped by h's stepbrother or something. Part of a series, though.

42peppernsalt07
Oct 11, 2013, 11:08am Top

Hi,
I have being trying to rememeber the name of a book.
The basic synopsis is that a florist is dropping off flowers at her brother and his new wife's house only to find her sister in law flirting with a man. The man wants revenge on the family because of something her father did so he decides to break up the marriage. The sister in law is young, bored, her husband is always away and she is feeling neglected. No doubt she would be easily seduced. To protect or brothers marriage she suggests the man use her for revenge instead. He agrees and says they should get married.
The woman is in a relationship with a man and breaks it off to marry the virtual stranger.
They get married, with the women wearing jeans to her wedding. After the wedding the groom finds out that the father disaproves of the daughter and it is no big deal that he married her.
They all in love etc etc with him building her a greenhouse and buying her a car (I think there was a line in there, like "you're the typre of man who'd by his child a train set and then end up playing with it yourself. aren't you). I think there was something in there about her always wearing clothes with flowers on them.
The sister in law gets jealous.
There is a jealous scene where the groom thinks his new wife is getting lunch with an ex.
There is a happy resolution.
It is a contemporary novel written in the last 20-25 years, it may have been a country setting, I think there was a mention of a cowboy hat.

43LooptyAnna
Oct 12, 2013, 12:50am Top

Hello I'm looking for a book that I read years ago. I'm pretty sure that it was written in the 80s or early 90s. It's a Regency romance book.
It's a bout a young redheaded girl who becomes the ward of an English Lord. I think he's of Spanish or Italian descent. He hates that he is attracted to her because he's older than her. He hates that she has beautiful red hair and makes her wear hats anytime she's outdoors. She's very feisty and sometimes immature because of her age. I think someone tries to kidnap her. But he thinks that she ran away and when he finds her it's pouring down rain they make love and he doesn't realize, because of the rain and all her skirts, that she's bleeding to death because she's been cut on her leg. She gets pregnant, they get married, and she has a baby boy. I can't remember why but she ends up leaving him and he doesn't know where she's at. When he finds her she's a governess, they get back together. She leaves him again this time for his best friend and she's pregnant. He finds out where she's at and kidnaps her. She ends up giving birth to their little girl on the ship. And after that I really can't remember anything else.

If you know the name of this book PLEASE tell me!!!
Thank you ;)

44kirish
Oct 16, 2013, 2:09am Top

abzigail - I think it's "Always" by Lynsay Sands.

45honey_po
Oct 17, 2013, 3:15pm Top

Hi! I'm so glad I have found this site. I have found many books to add to my "to read" list. ;) So, down to business. I have read a book some years back. This is what I remember about it.

1. The hero is a cowboy -in texas, perhaps?- and he has a mischievous son. The son had interfered with mail (even then -I think it was the late 1850s, but don't hold me to it- it was a crime and the boy (roughly aged 8) has admitted to it. If I remember correctly, he said the that he liked the picture the heroine of the story sent; his father had no idea of it.

2. The heroine is a woman with a small boy. He is approximately the same age as the hero's son. The boys don't get along at first, but as the story unfolds they practicaly become inseparable. The hero's son admits near the end of the story that he was jealous of the other boy because the heroine's son had a mother who wanted to protect him. See, the story begins in front of store -feed store, maybe- and if I remembert it right, the woman was concerned about her son getting her.

3. The heroine is from Ireland and is on the run. The man, and later his family, accused her of kindapping to separate her from her son. And she saw the ad for a teacher as a chance for escape as far west as possible. The offer I think included the room and board. Anyway, the matter came before a judge and that is how our heroine came to live on the ranch and became a teacher to his son.

Thanks for you help!

46abzigail
Oct 18, 2013, 4:26pm Top

Kirish - yes it is!!! Thank you sooo much!!!

47chloemyjackrussell
Oct 21, 2013, 2:32am Top

I am desperately trying to find a book I believe I read in the mid to late 90s not totally sure. It would most likely be Harlequin or Silhouette. It is about a man who is after the person who killed his wife and twin daughters in a car bombing. He crosses paths with a lady who I believe is on vacation and she finds an injured stray dog and she needs the man’s help with the dog and they end up having a one night stand and both go their separate ways after the night spent together. Then a few months later she discovered she is pregnant. She has three identical triplet boys and she tries to find the man she spend the night with but with no luck. Then she runs into to him like three or four years later. I think at this point the triplet boys are around three years old and he then protects her and his sons because the man she had been dating for the last six months is the one who initially killed his wife and twin daughters. I think the triplets names were Ryan, Sean and unsure of the other one. It seemed like the hero (the triplet’s father) name was something that started with an M like Malone or Murphy or something like that. If anyone one remembers this I would greatly appreciate it. I loved this book and would love to read it again.

49Dr_E4
Oct 22, 2013, 11:45pm Top

I scanned through the last post but not these ones yet. So if someone has already asked about this book just point me in the right direction please.
I mostly remember scenes ant he plot and I think it was a Harlequin. But it was about a guy, who used to be a surfer I think and now he works for or owns a magazine and is doing a photo shoot of the new swim line. Back when he was still surfing he met a girl had an amazing night with her but was so drunk he only remembers the tattoo on her back and not her face.
She owns a shop now that sells organic fiber (?) swimsuits and only wears really baggy cloths. Very hippy. I remember the part where she, I think, bets him that her swimsuits are better and she can make the models look better in the shoot than he can. He makes her wear one of her own suits and realizes that she is the one he was looking for and when he asks why she never said anything she tells him that she already knows who he is.
Please help me find this book. It's driving me nuts!

50wadcb3
Oct 23, 2013, 8:19am Top

I read this 4 or 5 years ago and think it was a fairly recent publication. It's historical European, maybe early 1800s. The hero is in London with friends. He dies (accident or duel, I can’t recall) and his friends take him home to be buried. His wife is there. I can’t recall if the friends knew he was married or not. It was a marriage of convenience, and they had never lived together. She was struggling to hold the estate together. As they are placing him in the mausoleum, he makes a noise and the wife discovers he’s alive! She nurses him and they fall in love. The villain ends up trapping them in the same mausoleum, but they escape and live HEA. Anyone? Help? Author or title? Please?

51chloemyjackrussell
Oct 27, 2013, 2:43pm Top

This is it. I have been looking for this book for so long. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to let me know. Thank you so much.

52Chinkymonkey
Edited: Oct 29, 2013, 3:12pm Top

this message is for post 30........Hi dear....am new to this site......but i think da book u looking for is always by lynsay sands...hope this helps

53Chinkymonkey
Oct 27, 2013, 4:38pm Top

Hi am new to this site....so can anyone help me.....i came across a book in high school....year 2001....it's a historical romance.....cant remember da title or year of publication...but story line is like this...heroine's nickname is robin and she is on a boat as cabin boy(masquerading).....hero is travelling with his younger sister, Ariel and her governess Louise...Ariel discovers that Robin is a girl and persuades her to dress as a girl in a blue gown borrowed from Louise....Robin cannot walk properly in a gown and Ariel sends her up on deck to practice walking with her blonde hair loose....Hero (Cannot remember the name) is drunk and sees her, thinking it's the governess Louise(she's also blonde) for whom he has the hots....he cajoles her in his cabin and takes her virginity after which he falls asleep....she returns the gown back to Ariel and Louise and falls asleep on the deck crying....next morning hero thinks he slept with Louise....later on he discovers Robin is a girl and seduces her but is angry that she is not a virgin.....after that Robin leaves or is captured by her father's enemies - cannot recall clearly......One day hero sees Ariel return the blue gown to Louise and thank her for lending it to Robin....that's when hero realizes that he is the one who took Robin's virginity........oh and by the way, once Hero apologises to Louise for taking her virginity and offers to marry her - she tells him off and lets him know that she is married with a son.....if anyone can please help me out.....actually it's searching for this book that led me to this site!...Thnx

54drcarob
Edited: Oct 28, 2013, 12:00am Top

I am new to this and just moved my solo write up to this section. I read a novel a number of years ago (maybe between 1980 - 1990. It likely is medieval England. It opens with the lady/heiress of the castle/keep and her friend/young servant running to hide from a villain who is trying to marry the lady for her wealth. The villain rapes the servant/friend as a threat. At some point, the protagonist, perhaps Norman, arrives at the castle and captures it and the lady/heiress. He takes them with his men. The friend ultimately finds out she is pregnant. One of the hero's knights is married to her. Ultimately the hero and heiress end up together. This is much of the detail I can recall. I would much appreciate the author and title if anyone out there can remember. I have checked Henley, Mason, Small, Woodiwiss, Rogers and so many more and just cannot find it. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

55K-Bob17
Oct 28, 2013, 10:38pm Top

Hi I'm looking for a book I believe it was a harlequin presents don't remember the title I read it I think 10 years ago or more. The book was about a heiress whose father made a man marry her because she liked him but after they were married he left her alone for years she thinks she loves someone else but her husband showed her he was only after her money . Sorry it's been awhile but I remember I really enjoyed this book I also believe the cover had a woman in a blue silk dress hopefully someone can help

57marixp
Oct 30, 2013, 10:11pm Top

Hi everyone I've also posted before and I'm getting kinda desperate.
so here is what I remember:
The book's title may have the word scandal in it. I'm like 80% sure of that.
it's a historical romance, 1800's I think
the heroine is caught in the barn with a servant at the beginning of the book just before she tries to sleep with him
she is sent to London and there is a nobleman (the hero) who seduces her. I can't remember why.
I do remember something about a seduction in a chair on the way to London.
they have a falling out and she tells him something along the lines of he controls her body but not her heart/ soul
they fall in love
there is more to the story but I can't remember
please help!!
Also it was definitely published before 2002

58K-Bob17
Edited: Oct 30, 2013, 10:29pm Top

Yes that is the book thank you so much starlight genie it was driving me crazy trying to remember what it was called

59reesa00
Oct 31, 2013, 12:59am Top

57, marixp> Is it Untie my heart by Judith Ivory? I believe that book has a chair scene but I don't remember the rest. Its a long shot but thought I'd mention it.

60drcarob
Nov 2, 2013, 11:18pm Top

I am new to this site and any help with a title or author would be much appreciated. I read a paperback novel a number of years ago (maybe between 1980 - 1990. It likely is medieval England. It opens with the lady/heiress of the castle/keep and her friend/young servant running to hide from a villain who is trying to marry the lady for her wealth. The villain rapes the servant/friend as a threat. At some point, the protagonist, perhaps Norman, arrives at the castle and captures it and the lady/heiress. He takes her and the friend with his men. The friend ultimately finds out she is pregnant from the rape. One of the hero's knights marries her. Ultimately the hero and heiress end up together. This is much of the detail I can recall. I would much appreciate the author and title if anyone out there can remember. I have checked Henley, Mason, Small, Woodiwiss, Rogers and so many more and just cannot find it. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

61Fiona29
Nov 3, 2013, 3:17pm Top

Can someone please help me name this book its been driving me nuts for years! It is right after the Civil war in America. The heroin is of raven hair and they make mention of it that its so midnight black. she owns a black horse. and she is poor. she and her father who is a drunk and a gambler r traveling together on a steamboat. He plays and gambles away her horse to a rich handsome horse breeder. She runs away but eventually goes to him because he threatens to place her father in jail. She becomes ill and he nurses her back to health after which she agrees to become his mistress. He then takes her to France and she finds out she is going to have his child. She fears he wont want it after a misunderstanding and so runs away. He searches for her and finds her. She rejects him. He and her then finally reunite at his big house. PLEASE if you know the title let me know. I read this many years ago. I want to say that there is a woman with black hair on a horse in the cover but i could be wrong. It may also have the word raven or midnight or dark angel in it..not sure.

62luzhelena
Nov 5, 2013, 1:28pm Top

Hi everyone, I would appreciate the help if anyone knows of a book that I've been searching for a few years now. I read the historical romance (also could be medieval romance) book about 5 years ago & I believe it was published within the last 10-15 yrs?

What I remember is that she has been betrothed already. she has a twin sister, and she's the defiant, loud and tomboyish one. She's really good with her bow and arrow.

When the hero meets her to marry her, she's being attacked at her house in the woods as he meets her. But he thinks she's a boy & sees her beautiful & docile sister & believes that's his wife to be.

She believes she's in love with a friend she's known since childhood. But she starts to be really attracted to her hero.

& I remember a "scene" where they dally around in his parents bedroom and is caught by his dad.

She freaks out of how attracted she's becoming of him so she convinces her twin sister to say that she's feeling ill in her bedroom and she escapes in either a rug or trunk ( I vaguely remember) and then goes on horse back to her childhood friends house.

Without realizing that's she's being followed and she's the one who's been the target this whole time.

In the end the hero looks for her & more stuff happens but that's all I remember!

& her name maybe starts with the letter M.

Sorry I wrote a super long post. Thank you in advance for any help & for reading this!!!

63marixp
Nov 6, 2013, 4:18am Top

59>reesa00 unfortunately not but thank you for trying

64Kate11208
Nov 6, 2013, 12:34pm Top

#35 - CoffeenChocolate - could you please post the link you found - it might help others looking for a book that has not been answered here.
Thanks Kate11208

65rocketgirl73
Nov 7, 2013, 8:25am Top

Hi, I've been looking for a particular historical romance for weeks now. I read it at least 6 or 7 years ago, maybe more. It is similar to 'Flowers from the Storm' by Laura Kinsale in that the Hero is struck down by something that makes everyone believe he has become an imbecile. I think he might be a Duke or an Earl?

It is set in England maybe regency or just before. The Heroine is the Vicar's daughter or similar and is summoned to the house by the Dowager/Grandmother and made an offer to marry the Hero to produce an heir since he's the last of the line. There is something about all the other family members dying or being killed by the French? because it's a powerful family.

The hero is not sent to an asylum, He is married off to the heroine and the Dowager/grandmother does her best to make the world believe everything is ok.

I'd be most grateful if anyone knows what this book is.

66cmboyd20
Nov 7, 2013, 3:43pm Top

Hey. I'm new to librarything and I'm really hoping someone will recognize a book from a very brief description because I can't remember more than the basics of the plot really. Years ago I read a romantic mystery about a cold, cruel twin who convinces her twin sister to take her place. The cold, cruel twin is in a very unhappy marriage and has a daughter (who she doesn't seem to care about at all). The nice twin goes along with her plan for some reason and falls for the husband and the little girl. The husband at first is baffled by her new, kind behavior because he was used to her gold digging, heartless twin (and unaware she had a twin). Eventually he starts to fall for the new twin (still thinking its his wife).
Sorry, that's all I can remember. I know its not very specific. If you can think of any plots that fit, please let me know!

67Anna938
Nov 7, 2013, 4:09pm Top

#62 Luzhelena

I think it's by Johanna Lindsey, Joining.

68luzhelena
Nov 7, 2013, 5:05pm Top

Thank you SO MUCH!!! That's it!!!!! I'm so happy I could cry! Thank you Anna938 :)

69marixp
Nov 7, 2013, 6:42pm Top

#66 I can't remember the name but I know someone has mentioned the name of the book you're describing. Check out the old thread "name that book"

Allright gals and ?guys? I am still desperately looking for the title of a book I read twelve years ago

so here goes:
It's a historical romance set in England
the heroine(a noblewoman)is caught with a servant in a barn/stable
it's considered a huge scandal and she is sent away (to London I think)
She either meets or is in the household of a nobleman (he might be a marques or the son of one)
He sets about to seduce her and for some reason that I can't remember she begins to hate him
I also remember a seduction scene in a chair and one in a garden (he lifts up her dress) where she tells him that her body might be his but he will never have her heart/soul

the book might have a title beginning with a T or an S. Something like temptation or scandal(I think this is the most likely)

please please help

70marixp
Nov 7, 2013, 6:44pm Top

Oh and the book was published before 2002 :-)

71Fiona29
Nov 7, 2013, 9:13pm Top

Posting again in the hopes that someone will end my torment! Can someone please help me name this book its been driving me nuts for years! It is right after the Civil war in America. The heroin is of raven hair and they make mention of it that its so midnight black. she owns a black horse. and she is poor. she and her father who is a drunk and a gambler r traveling together on a steamboat. He plays and gambles away her horse to a rich handsome horse breeder. She runs away but eventually goes to him because he threatens to place her father in jail. She becomes ill and he nurses her back to health after which she agrees to become his mistress. He then takes her to France and she finds out she is going to have his child. She fears he wont want it after a misunderstanding and so runs away. He searches for her and finds her. She rejects him. He and her then finally reunite at his big house. PLEASE if you know the title let me know. I read this many years ago. I want to say that there is a woman with black hair on a horse in the cover but i could be wrong. It may also have the word raven or midnight or dark angel in it..not sure.

72cabooklover
Nov 11, 2013, 4:05am Top

I'm looking for a Harlequin, probably for the 80s or 90s.

It's about two brothers and one woman. There's a horse ranch/farm/stables. The brother the woman is married to dies. The other brother comes back into her life. Turns out the brother she was married to was gay.

That's all I can remember.

73PhoenixV
Nov 11, 2013, 3:32pm Top

Hi, I am looking for a romance book I believe it may be from the 80's or 90's. It was about a tree sprite (or nymph) who awoke from a long sleep to a man coming to this very old house in the winter. They end up meeting and falling in love. I cannot remember the name of the book because it has been so long since I read it. I REALLY REALLY loved that book. I think the title may have had the word rose in it, but I'm not positive. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
Thank you!! :)

74ashbwell
Nov 12, 2013, 12:13pm Top

#16-Lynn - Could it be Hearts Aflame by Johanna Lindsey? Or possibly Fires of Winter by same author?

http://www.amazon.com/Hearts-Aflame-Johanna-Lindsey/dp/0380899825

75malujewlz
Nov 14, 2013, 10:29pm Top

I'm going crazy trying to find this book.

I think its a harlequin superromance from the 90's. It's about a lady who is pregnant, there are two little kids involved and a surly rancher. she either sneaks into his ranch or signs up as his housekeeper. It takes place in either montana, north dakota or colorado. The cover has a lady in a blue dress and she's pregnant.
Please help!!!

76Lyynn
Nov 21, 2013, 6:32pm Top

ashbwell: Sadly, no. I've read both of those books and they're not the one I'm looking for. Thank you, though. (:

77Maribee
Nov 22, 2013, 4:26am Top

Hi! Okay, I've looked through all of these(and everywhere else, for that matter) and I can't find what I'm looking for and it's driving me INSANE... Please HELP!

I don't remember the name or the author, but I remember that its about a woman who walks in on her husband and he's having a threesome with his secretary and another man. She feels horrible because he was horrible to her and made her feel horrible about herself(I think he called her fat, etc.), so she has self esteem issues.

I don't remember what happens after this but eventually she meets this like super hot rich entrepreneur guy, who's like in computer technology or something and she ends up living with him for a bit and they fall in love. (I think it takes place like in Washington, I remember fog and water)

Thanks!

78Kate11208
Nov 25, 2013, 12:14pm Top

Hello Everyone - hope someone can help me. Last year I read a book and did not put it into my Excel sheet - now it is driving me nuts:

Taks plase in England - 1810 - 1816 or so. Lord X's father dies (I think he killed himself) Money is very tight so with the help of his mother Lord X opens a gaming hell (he is very good with cards) No one knowes he's a "Lord" He restores the family money.
He meets a woman, falls in love - but if they marry - he then needs to become Lord X and everyone will know he has two identies.

Thanks in advance

79QuestQueen
Edited: Nov 26, 2013, 3:41am Top

Hi.
This is in reply to post 66 cmboyd20.
This sounds familiar to a Sandra Brown novel I read some time ago. However, in the book the heroine was not a twin but a look-alike and she took the evil look-alike's place after a plane crash. I don't know if this could be it...

80QuestQueen
Edited: Nov 26, 2013, 3:33am Top

Hello. I’m new to this and actually posted in the wrong place first. Think I’ve got it right this time.

I’m looking for three books, actually. The first I do believe is a Harlequin or Silhouette. It’s an historical romance based in London, maybe in the Regency period. The heroine arrives from the country to net a husband. She has her old nanny and a younger sister who is very beautiful, but has intellectual disabilities. At some point, someone tries to kidnap her sister. The heroine eventually gets married to a reformed rake who is ashamed of his past.

The second book is actually the first part of a trilogy. It was also an historical set in England. All I remember is that there were three sisters who somehow became separated and they belonged to a theatrical family.

The third is more recent and is the first of a trilogy of three sisters. Also an historical, the sisters are fashionistas and set up their shop in London. This story is about the oldest sister (who has a daughter). She ends up dressing the fiancée of the love interest. There is a fire started by a rival that burns down their shop and they move into the love interests home.

81BookLizard
Nov 26, 2013, 12:56pm Top

78> Is it A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean? If so, you might be interested in knowing that the third book in the series is due out this month.

82ktleyed
Nov 26, 2013, 6:22pm Top

#80 QuestQueen, the third book is Silk is for Seduction by Loretta Chase. I loved it!

83Angelaxx09
Nov 27, 2013, 7:12am Top

I've been finding this book for years!!!

Read this book back in '07/ '08 so maybe the book is published a few year back.

Book is a crime-romance fiction

There is a part in the book where the guy and the girl in the book is at a cabin/ wood shack. The girl went to the river/ hot spring near the cabin and the guy tells her that the water have fishes(red fishes?) that bite. But she went nevertheless, but ultimately she came up and went back to the shack where they made love.

There was another scene where she felt someone staring at her from the woods.

Unsure if only the male is a detective/ cop or both are.

Please if someone know the book title help me out!!

Thank you so much! X

84Kate11208
Nov 27, 2013, 6:23pm Top

#81 BookLizard -- ref #78 - thanks but that is not the book, but it did look interesting. I think my hero is an Earl. Again thanks - I'll get there yet.

Everyone have a Great Thanksgiving! :)

85QuestQueen
Nov 28, 2013, 2:44am Top

Thank you 82ktleyed! I've being going quite mad, especially as I'd like to read the sequels.

86peppernsalt07
Nov 29, 2013, 4:27am Top

77 Maribee -

The book is The Real Deal by Lucy Monroe

87hollie56
Dec 2, 2013, 4:08am Top

Gonna to ask again. I'm looking for three books now.

1. Is the heroine goes to Dawson city then to the goldfields to locate her father Hero's name is Logan I believe. She ends up marrying him and they leave to go to his claim by dog sled.

2 takes place out west. is heroine is in love with a man but hes married. She still ends up sleeping with him and gets pregnant. She then ends up being employed by the hero's wife who is also pregnant, making her dresses. and ends up in their household waiting on the woman as well. The wife discovers the other woman is pregnant and does not know its her husbands and shames the woman. The wife also ends up trying to kill her own child with a pillow but is stopped and I can't remember if they put her in a home or what but the hero ends up with the Heroine and finds out she has his baby as well.

3. This one takes place in Australia on a sheep ranch. heroine comes to marry older brother, but is in love with the younger brother but he only uses her.

88FlameoftheMiko
Edited: Dec 2, 2013, 10:09pm Top

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89Missb0823
Dec 6, 2013, 2:20pm Top

I'm looking for a historical romance where the girl is watching the duke/viscount having sex with a maid and he catches her. He is supposed to be engaged to her sister. She offers to marry him in her sister's place. Also they're father wanted the sister to marry the man so he could pay off the family's debt.

90jaza9993
Edited: Dec 8, 2013, 9:00am Top

Hi I am looking for 3 novels. I think there may be more. 3 sons that share running a ranch plus a sister who sings in a local band who like the brothers friend who is a SEAL I think. They might be half brothers. There mom has remarried. 1st book the son is a lawyer I think. One of the books there is an art gallery and the woman who runs it gets kidnapped by her brothers drug running friends. The other book one of the sons has a daughter. Help me please

91waffletastics
Dec 8, 2013, 9:39am Top

Hi first I want to excuse myself. english is not my mother tonge so please be soft on me.

I am looking for a novel. unfortunately I can't remember any names nor the title or the author.
I just remember there was kind of a bet about a mansion going on between the hero and the heroine because of the heroes brother. the mansion seemed to belong to the heroines family but they somehow lost it. i remember them making love to each other in or next to a fountain. the last of the three ( not to sure on that one) competitiones was a horse race. the heroes brother manipulated her saddle, she fell fell off the horse and when she woke up she was blind. the hero proposed to her, they found out she was pregnant, the brother apologized to her. on the day of the wedding she fell over a stool, gaind her sight and they married.

I was kind of just looking through the book, I haven't really read it. that is what I still bear in mind.

92catliz
Edited: Dec 8, 2013, 11:48am Top

Hi everyone. Just found out about this place, this looks great. (English not my first language, so sorry for any mistakes).

I read some posts from the previous thread and I recognized a couple books that I'm also looking for (I think...). Can't remember the author, much less the title or the characters names.

The 1st was posted in #21:'...It is set in England near the Thames. In the beginning the heroine is a highwayman dressed as a boy and is in charge of a group of orphaned boys. She tries to rob a nobleman and he captures her and takes her to his home to be punished. When they go to spank her they figure out she is a she and he decides to keep her and train her to be a lady.
In the end she ends up being or looking like someone important that they were looking for all along.
Some other random things: I think she had her first "tub" bath and compared it to bathing in the Thames. I also remember her walking on the servant/valet's back that had given him severe pain for years and fixing it. I believe she had long red hair. I think the age difference was about 12-15 years between h/h...'

Although I don't remember exactly like that (probably it's a different one and I'm making a big mix). During regency time in London, somehow the heroine is passing as a servant boy in the hero house, (I think that she tried to rob him, but the hero was sorry and gave her a job instead) and then the hero (some lord) starts to have feelings for the 'boy', when he finds it's a girls instead, he makes her his mistress and in the end eventually they get married. I think that she also was someone important who was kidnapped and got amnesic. (I'm starting to feel that I'm mixing 2 stories....)

The 2nd was posted in #176: '...is about the hero marrying a pickpocket off the streets of london just to get back at his father and then dumps her there. I think he was drunk or something and she tries to rob him and his friend and he catches her and forces her to marry her. Shes actually suppose to be an aristrocat who got kidnapped when she was young. I remember then the heros father teaching her how to be a lady and then launching her into society and shes all beautiful and witty and successful. The hero falls for her without realising shes his wife and i remember how she kept visiting the streets to feed some orphans or something and the hero meets her there again asking for a divorce or something along the lines...'

Thank you all for Your help.

Catia

93nglprry
Dec 15, 2013, 6:41pm Top

Hi- new member - :)

I am looking for a futuristic romance from the 80's or 90's. A female pilot or law enforcer of some type crashes on a prison planet. The decedents of the original prisoners are living there and have formed a somewhat barbarian like society (swords, etc). She and the hero fall in love and eventually leave the planet. There is some political strife, as the decedents of the original prisoners were being kept on the planet even though they hadn't done anything. I can't really remember the details. The heroine had a vine tattoo that wrapped from her foot, around her leg, across her back, to "bloom" on her chest. I think she had red hair.

I kept thinking this book was by Elizabeth Lowell or someone mainstream but I can't find it anywhere.

Anyone have a clue what book this is?

Thanks for any thoughts!!

94reesa00
Dec 17, 2013, 11:44pm Top

93, nglprry> This sounds a bit like Johanna Lindsey's Ly-San-Ter series. The first book was Warrior's Woman. I know the female lands on the heros planet when her planet is invaded. The hero's planet is a barbarian planet where woman are second class citizens. He ends up going back with her to help her planet out. I don't think she had a tattoo but maybe its another book in the series?

95ninny528
Dec 20, 2013, 2:05am Top

Hi all. Im new to this and its all because im desperate to figure out this book.
I do not have a lot of information but it starts in London. This woman who is living with her aunt and uncle is sent to live with the aunts brother. The aunts brother makes advances towards the woman. She tries to escape and the brother is killed in the fray. She runs from the house and is snatched up and taken to a ship captain because she is mistaken for a prostitute. After that night she goes back home to her aunts and uncles she ends up being pregnant and they make the captain take her with him as he was leaving to America after they collected money from him. He thinks he was tricked and makes it hard for the woman. She becomes very ill on the ride to America. He lived on a plantation of sorts with a woman neighbor he was intimate with. The neighbor is very jealous of his wife ( they were married in a quick ceremony before they left london) the thought of the murder of her aunts brother follows her and she believes she is at fault. I think there was another character that was rhe brothers accomplice he was a creepy, slight kind of man.

. I hope someone can help me and I get the chance to help someone else! Thank you

96wadcb3
Dec 20, 2013, 8:14am Top

95 ninny528: Isn't this The Flame and the flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss?

97ninny528
Dec 20, 2013, 2:55pm Top

Yes! I would never have found it. Even the brief description on amazon would not have jogged my memory. I had to try a sample just to be sure. Thank you wadcb3! You are amazing.

98ladyskyy
Edited: Dec 23, 2013, 3:41pm Top

Please help!! I am new here and trying to find this book that I owned and lost >10years ago, it is a historical.....
There were twins: a boy and a girl who lost their parents and were left in guardianship of a Duke. The boy ran away to sea to become a sailor and have a great adventure. So, the girl dressed up, pretending to be a boy and went to meet their newly appointed guardian. The Duke, trying to "man up" his new feminine looking ward took him (her) to a bordello (very comical) and that was where he found out that he was actually a she!! He ended up marrying her and then had her twin brought back from the ship he was on. I think the girl's name was Alyssa and her twin was Nicky. There is more to the story but any help you can give would be appreciated.

99zparkli
Dec 25, 2013, 7:45am Top

Hi everyone. I've been looking for this book for a while but couldn't find it. I don't remember a lot of details. It's about a model coming back to her hometown. The book starts with her speeding when she's going into town. The male character is a cop and they went to high school together. Any help finding this book would be greatly appreciated! Thanks

100starlightgenie
Dec 25, 2013, 6:24pm Top

#99 zparkli Texas Gold or One Tough Hombre by Joan Hohl?

101c5111m
Dec 29, 2013, 2:49pm Top

I'm looking for a book about a woman who is married with a small daughter. She is hit by a car, I believe, and dies while in the hospital. But, she decides that it's not her time yet and takes over the body of a single woman who was also injured.

She recovers from her new body's injuries and finds her husband and daughter to check up on them they end up becoming friends and more.

In the end, the husband finds out or she tells him what happened and after a while they end up back together. I believe it was a Silhouette or Harlequin. Thanks!

102Kate2012
Dec 29, 2013, 7:38pm Top

Hey all...I am in need of your help! I have been trying to figure out the title of a book. Here is a summary of what I remember of the plot...girl marries boy and he has no interest in her...boy dies and girl's father-in-law comes to her with a proposition...he will get her pregnant and they will pretend that it is his son's child(I think something to do with caring on the family name or keeping the estate in the family)...of course they end up falling in love. Ringing any bells for anyone? Thanks!!

103smile82
Dec 30, 2013, 7:55am Top

hello everyone! I am a newbie here...and I've been trying to find a book..the heroine is a heiress, she is a daughter of a supermodel..very rich. The heroin however disguised herself as a normal girl and work at a ranch. She likes all the heavy machinery used at the ranch. The hero is her boss and owner of the ranch. He treats her like his other worker and has a girlfriend (i think). The girlfriend is very vain and the heroin notice that his girlfriend pretends to be trendy but actually she is not. thank you !

104katei55
Dec 30, 2013, 10:27am Top

hi everyone im new here nd i can't rememberer the name of a book... the heroine is disguised as a either valet or a butler, i don't know which... the hero is part of a club (secret?) and he as adopted a boy from the gutters of london..... at the end he realises she's a woman and feels betrayed.... she gets into some trouble accidentally gets his adopted son into trouble with a broken arm as a result. thnx if u can help me that would be great, really want to read it again

105An90
Dec 30, 2013, 3:31pm Top

Hi:)
I have been looking for a specific romantic book for ages. I came across this site today and thought I would give it a try.
Here´s what I remember from the book:
- Hero is rich and if I remember correctly a former member of the military. I think he has nightmares and the girl tries to help him with that.
- Heroine likes to cook and would like to open her own restaurant
- they somehow meet and hero is giving heroine a ride to somewhere
- I think maybe heroine is the little sister of someone hero knows t
- They some how end up in hero´s cabine together
- someone is threatening hero or hero´s family, not so sure on that either
- hero and heroine start liking each other
- Hero has a big family, they all come to the house
- I think at some point they part ways and in the find each other again.

I am not so sure on the specifics. So some of the above could be totally imaginary.

I hope someone can help me! Thanks a lot!

106LaceyJH
Dec 30, 2013, 7:04pm Top

Hello everyone! I came across this site today and hope someone can help me. I read a book in the late 90s/early 2000s that I can't remember the title or author for. Here's what I remember:

The heroine is from France, an orphan, goes to love with her uncle(?)'s family. Her cousin is an heiress.

The hero is poor nobility and must marry for money. He visits the uncle's estate with his two friends to court the cousin.

The h&h have an affair. She gets pregnant. Leaves. One of the hero's friends helps set her up with a shop in London where she resells dresses.

Thanks so much for the help!

107My_Alter_Ego
Jan 1, 2014, 11:14am Top

Hi all! I'm glad I found this thread. I'm new to posts like these so bare with me. I've been trying to find the name of this book for a long time now and it's driving me crazy. Please help me.

I don't remember much of the plot of the story or the names of the characters 'coz I read this book a while back. What I do remember though is that this book is kinda on the adult romance genre.

The story starts where a beautiful virgin young woman (daughter of a man of power - probably a politician) gets raped by a fat, short and old diplomat (not really sure if he's a diplomat but he scares the girl by saying she can't tell anyone 'coz he has immunity in that country). After being raped she is kidnapped by the same diplomat but she gets saved by a man (love interest #1) but then she gets caught again by the diplomat and after some time saved by another man (love interest #2). Somehow all three of them (the woman, love interest #1 and #2) got stranded in a forest/island. She then gets abducted by tribal people and she was deemed to be "the one" (deity or something maiden or sun goddess) because of her beauty. Then it gets downright steamy when the tribal leader tells her that she needs to undergo a ritual (I think it was a ritual to release her power) wherein she gets fucked by the tribal leader but does not bring her to orgasm (I think for 10 days or probably longer 'coz she gets super horny at the ritual ceremony) until the ceremony where everyone in the tribe fights/kills one another to prove that they are the strongest and gets the woman as the prize. Love interests #1 and #2 joins this ritual and #2 wins and they escape from the tribal people. Going back to civilization she gets confronted by the two love interests to choose between them who she loves most. She chooses love interest #1 but near the end she realizes, she loves love interest #2 more so she leaves #1 for #2 and they live happily ever after. hahaha. I forgot most of the scenes and it was a thick book so there were a lot of scenes I forgot I wanna read them again but I just can't remember details that will lead me to the book. I don't know if what I read was already an omnibus or just a very long novel. Any ideas??

108LizzieC87
Jan 2, 2014, 10:04pm Top

Hi all! New to this, but hopefully someone can help! I've tried searching for this book, but Google is failing me.

It's a regency romance novel. She marries a duke/earl/other title, in an arranged/loveless marriage (at first). He takes her to his country home, and she gets along with his staff. Possibly something about her organizing his library. She gets pregnant, but hides it from him. He takes her back to London, and she continues to hide the pregnancy from him (she's miserable in the carriage ride to town) -- I think because she's trying to be the perfect ton wife. Her morning sickness gets so bad that she avoids callers; and then she's still so tired in the afternoon, that she cleverly avoids social calls and stays home to be well enough to go out for evening events (tells Lady A that she'll be at Lady B's musical, tells Lady B she'll be elsewhere, etc.). When her husband realizes that he is in love with her, he tries to track her down in the afternoon, going from point A to B to C, etc. (being told she's somewhere else at each one), until he finally finds her at home and sick over a chamber pot (if I remember correctly). They both profess their love, he takes her back to the country, and everything ends well.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!!

109sookie93
Jan 3, 2014, 1:32pm Top

Hi guys I'm new here! I need help finding this book. I of course can't remember the name of the book or author or even character names but heres what I do remember: The woman moves in with the cowboy, I think she works at a theater, or maybe she's a mail order bride, but the cowboy pretends to be his twin brother throughout the story, who she eventually falls in love with. I remember there was an Indian couple living in the back yard and she helps the woman give birth. Also, at the end of the book is when she finds out that the guy has been playing as his rough and tough twin brother. If theres any way you can help me it would be much appreciated!!!

110rocketgirl73
Jan 4, 2014, 7:59am Top

#109

Is it 'tender is the Storm' by Johanna Lindsey?

Sharisse takes the place of her sister as a mail order bride after the sister falls in love with Sharisse's fiancé. She ends up falling in love with 'Lucas Holt' who had a twin brother 'Slade Holt'. Slade was brought up by Indians and is the rougher of the two. Lucas pretends to be both Lucas and Slade throughout the book to lure an enemy out of hiding.

111sookie93
Jan 5, 2014, 12:22pm Top

That was it! Thank you so much!

112roheryn
Jan 6, 2014, 1:03am Top

Hi all,
I'm new to the group and the site. Hoping someone can help me with the title or author.

It's historical fiction (possibly regency). Girl is in unhappy home, lives with father and step mother (maybe aunt/uncle but i don't think so). She literally stumbles over unknown man, drunk, and he proposes. After being chastised again at home she takes him up on his offer. Turns out he is nobility.

Any ideas? that's all i can remember at the moment.

113socialamoeba
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114BookLizard
Jan 7, 2014, 7:16pm Top

112> Could it be Brighter Than the Sun by Julia Quinn? Hero needs to marry and produce an heir to secure estate. Her father is getting remarried to a shrew.

115Janna1g
Jan 10, 2014, 11:51pm Top

It seems like both threads are active now! I'm a noobie, but here goes...

Medieval setting, published in late 90's or early 2000's (I think)--Two or three related books--one has a heroine named Judith, she marries beneath her somewhat, to a fairly impoverished noble family. Her husband had mistresses he called by days of the week and she burned up their bed so he knew she wouldn't put up with it. The family's name had falcon in it, I think. Another related one (same author, some shared characters) was about the impoverished knight's little sister, named Zerah or something similar, who had always dressed as a boy and learned to fight like a knight. She is bested in a fight or something, and the other knight knows at once she is a woman though no one else, even her sister in law from the other book, don't know.

I hope someone knows these! This is so amazing, how some people know all of them! I had actually accidentally posted in another thread, and someone answered anyway, people are nice :)

116roheryn
Jan 11, 2014, 9:48pm Top

Thanks Booklizard that's it exactly!

117BookLizard
Jan 12, 2014, 1:30am Top

116> :-D

118rsdowney
Jan 12, 2014, 2:14am Top

I need help finding the title of this book! Hopefully someone could help me - you all seem to have excellent memories.

Its a fairly recent book I believe. Contemporary.

The h is best friends with the H’s sister. I believe the H’s family lives and works on a successful ranch, making them a wealthy family. This economic divide comes into play since the h is not well off, making it a ‘girl-from-the-wrong-side-of-the-tracks’ scenario. But she has a big heart and is going to school to become a teacher.

The best friend and sister is pretty spoiled and desperately in love with a scumbag who routinely makes passes at h even though she’s in love with H. At this point they are still ‘feeling things out,’ with a lot of sexual tension and foreplay. Things come to head when the sister gets sick. The h and the sister’s cheating bf look after her while she’s sick, creating a scenario in which the sister believes that her bf and the h have had sex. The real story is that the bf tried to have sex with the h, fed up with the spoiled nature of the sister, believing that the kind and sweet nature of the h was more his speed, but she denied him. The bf goes off in a rage and promptly breaks up with the sister, spouting about how much better a person the h is than her, alluding that they had had sex.

The sister runs to her brother, the H telling him how awful her friend, the h, is for sleeping with her bf. He tells her off, yelling about how they took her in and were kind to her, all the while she was a cheating backstabber, etc. Realizing that she had just been kidding herself and would never be good enough for the H, she leaves for a teaching job (in Texas?). Things quickly fall apart between the H and his sister, especially as she realizes that the was probably wrong and took her anger out on the wrong person. The sister grows up and decides to become a nurse. Meanwhile the h is teaching in Texas where she is stabbed accidentally by a street kid when she gets in the middle of a fight. The H and the sister fly to her aide and bring her back to the ranch against her will.

During her recuperation thats when the h and the H make up.

I love this story and hope someone could help me find the author/title!

119Kate11208
Jan 14, 2014, 4:12pm Top

#108 - LizzieC87 - That book is The reasons for marriage by Stephanie Laurens
That story and the others about the Lester's can be found in Rogues Reform

120wooz6481
Jan 17, 2014, 1:46pm Top

Hoping someone can help me out with this.

I read a book as a teenager (it might have been either a young adult or a general romance book) about a girl who goes out west dressed as a boy. Unfortunately, I don't remember many details from it -- I think it had a mostly white cover with drawn characters in brown tones. It was probably from the early 1990s, although it could have been the late 1980s as well. It might have been a series book (Harlequin, or something similar).

The girl is traveling with a group, and she of course likes one of the guys, who might have been the guide (possibly on the Oregon Trail). He only realizes she is a girl when he's helping her up some obstacle, like a hill, and his arm grazes her chest.

I read the beginning at the library as a kid and never finished it, but it stuck with me, as you can see! Thanks for any leads.

121mini19
Jan 18, 2014, 1:57am Top

hi :) !!! I'm struggling to find the name of this book..It's a Mills & Boon or Harlequin..This guy had an operation during which he tied his tubes ergo he can't have children. when his mistress/girlfriend gets pregnant he throws her out onto the streets. Then he enters a shop one day, a few years later and happens to look at her screensaver and find an image of a child that looks almost alike to him ( when he was a child)...the rest of the details are hazy. I keep getting confused with storylines similar to this one. Please Help!!!!

122weddingsbywendi
Jan 18, 2014, 3:41am Top

Look for the name and author of a romance i read over 10 years ago and it was an older book then, i'm thinking 1975-1995. Romance story that the woman of the book was a reporter and while trying to get an interview with someone she gets bitten by a dog. The man she loves in the book is a friend or many years and he is some type of agent(FBI, CIA, etc). He has a baby left at his door. Another scene in the book has him giving her a hard time about wanting to know /see where the dog got her. Any ideas? Thanks

123weddingsbywendi
Jan 18, 2014, 3:52am Top

I think it is Diana Palmer's The Wedding in White.

124weddingsbywendi
Jan 18, 2014, 3:55am Top

#118
It is Diana Palmer's The Wedding in White.

125weddingsbywendi
Jan 18, 2014, 11:09am Top

Wyoming Tough by Diana Palmer

126laurie18
Jan 18, 2014, 3:36pm Top

It's an old harlequin romance novel i believe (1980's) in which the hero and heroine fall in love but unfortunately before anything can come out of it the hero's adopted father asks him to return home to marry his daughter who does not have long to live. Suffice it to say the hero's wife dies after two years and leaves him with a daughter. The hero immediately hops on a plane to go back to the heroine however the plane crashes and the hero receives terrible burns and has to undergo plastic surgery. When the hero is finally reunited with the heroine who is an author or publisher she tells him she has a three year old son. The hero wants to be with her but doesn't know how to tell her about his situation. The hero's father- in- law meets him and the heroine learns about everything and runs away telling the hero she wants nothing to do with him. The hero's daughter's name is Anna and I think the hero also had a mole on his back that was removed during his operation. Anyone having an idea or think the book I'm referring to then please let me know. Thank you!

127Websbolt
Jan 18, 2014, 6:11pm Top

I'm looking for the title of a romance book where she goes on a trip with a girlfriend, there is a hurricane and then she is all of a sudden in medieval times. There are two more books to this series and I would love to read them all.

128Humminger
Jan 19, 2014, 9:38pm Top

I read this book years ago and cannot remember the name of it. I remember that the man was a lawyer who sided with the woman's husband and won the case, then they meet years later. The woman does not like corsets or lawyers. The story takes place in the U.S. during abolition. I only read it once and started thinking about it and would like to read it again, please help me.

1294Nbahu
Jan 20, 2014, 5:08am Top

I read this in the 80s. It was part of a "Historical" series like Harlequin. the h is a rich woman in London who has a frigid reputation. Some of the "men" get together to see if someone can get her to say yes to a marriage proposal. There is a broke Scotish Laird in town who is trying to arrange money to help his clan.

One night she is going back home from a dinner and her carriage is attacked and he protects her.

She finds out about the bet and tries to leave him, but he says the bet was for him to ask he didn't have to break it. So they get married.

He takes over the finances for the two of them. Something happens on her estate but I can't remember what. At their first dinner party she has the bagpipes pipe the guests into dinner but it is not appreciated by the guests.

She has scars on her back from where her father would use a whip on her.

Eventually she is pregnant and they decide to move the entire clan to Canada because she wants the baby to be born in their new home.

If someone knows of this book, I would be grateful for the title. Thank you.

130TinesC
Jan 20, 2014, 6:35pm Top

Trying to find a western historical romance about a guy who falls in love with his best friend's sister. The brother ends up dying in a lab fire and the guilt breaks up the couple. I think there might be the word stars in the title. Potentially from the 2000s. I think it had a blue cover.

131Samantha1126
Jan 21, 2014, 7:49pm Top

Testing this out... Cannot remember the author or name of book.
Read a book a couple months ago - guy and girl known each other long time, meet up at I believe a friend, maybe family members wedding - great weekend after he tells her to leave or else - she stays; girl gets pregnant and guy demands 1 week to show her he'll be good to her. I think he didn't think he was worthy, but she's always been drawn to him. Maybe her family was wealthy? I can't remember - any help - greatly appreciated.

132RichardRahl
Jan 22, 2014, 10:37am Top

Hi guys!
I'm looking for this book I read about 10 years ago. It's about this female author who teaches a writing class in her free time. She's a bit stuck with this one book she's writing since her editor doesn't like the way she writes her sex-scenes. Therefore (by chance) she decides to take sex lessons from this cop in her writing class (I know it was in-return-for-something or other but can't remember the particulars). Read the book in dutch, and it's title was along the lines of "Lessons in love". Does anyone have a clue? Help would be appreciated :)

133stampified
Jan 22, 2014, 11:30pm Top

I need help trying to find a book I read sometime between 5-20 years ago. 😄. I think it might be a harlequin. A girl is delivering something to a wedding (maybe a cake? ). She gets shot at while leaving. A cop happens to be there and lands on her while protecting her. Of course there's chemistry, he ends up protecting her. That's about all I remember. I'm pretty sure though that in the first scene when he is covering she ends up with an orgasm.

134My_Alter_Ego
Jan 23, 2014, 9:43am Top

>>> 131

could it be Bella Andre's Book 4 of the Sullivan's - I only have eyes for you - Sophie and Jake's story???

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13144229-i-only-have-eyes-for-you

135wadcb3
Jan 23, 2014, 11:39am Top

I’m looking for what was part of some anthology; I don’t know if it was a Christmas one or not. It’s historical, England. The h owns a book shop or house in, I think, London. It’s been sold or inherited by someone else, a man, the H, of course, who is coming to take possession. He arrived late at night, having traveled from another town. There is something wrong with him and he can’t go out in the sun light, so only goes out at night. They fall instantly in lust, but he can’t marry her because of his condition. He overcomes it and, voila, HEA. Anyone know this?

136reesa00
Edited: Jan 23, 2014, 11:09pm Top

120> This reminds me of the sunfire romances. Was it Caroline by Willo Davis Roberts?

137mthompson01
Jan 24, 2014, 4:51pm Top


Hi, I'm looking for a romance book that starts out with a man about to hang (for piracy I believe) and then he escapes and hides in some caves on the coast, a young woman lives in a convent above the caves and I'm not sure if she discovers him or if he kidnaps her but they end up together and she can't decide if she wants to stay with him or turn him in? Does this sound at all familiar to anyone? It's been driving me nuts not being able to find it

138ILMBC
Jan 25, 2014, 10:48pm Top

#137 - Is it Amanda Rose by Karen Robards?

139MyTor
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140disneyland92
Jan 27, 2014, 5:16am Top

Hello everyone,does anybody know the title of this book? I think it's a harlequin.

I can't remember the reason why the hero and heroine got married, all i remember is that the heroine left the hero to live somewhere near a beach. the hero then went to her to ask her for a divorce but sees her playing by the beach and she's happy. So, the hero decides to get to know her again. When they meet (not sure if at the beach or a restaurant at the beach) they pretend they don't know each other and that they are meeting for the first time, they get along well and have a relationship.

141rlblack
Jan 28, 2014, 9:45pm Top

So happy to have found this group! I read a romance years ago that I have never forgotten. Unfortunately, I did forget the title and author. I am hoping someone here can help me fill in the blanks. I am pretty sure it was a Harlequin. It was about this woman who had an aunt and uncle who were giving her some kind of pill to make her forget her husband. He finds her and of course she doesn't know him, but in the end she remembers. I believe there was some bad weather, too, maybe snow. Any ideas?

142Cecilyt01
Jan 29, 2014, 4:32am Top

So glad I found this site.
I hope someone can help me find this book, it's been 15 years since I read it but it has always stuck with me.

The book I'm looking for was possibly published in the 1980's - 1990's. It was set in England if memory serves me correctly, 17th or 18th century?, where the hero (I can't for the life of me remember character names) mistakes the heroine for his estranged wife (possibly ex wife). The heroine bares a striking resemblance to the estranged 'wife'. He assaults the heroine as he spots her near his home or possible on his estate (thinking she's the estranged wife) wanting to punish her for leaving him and his young son but is horrified when he realises that the heroine was telling the truth and is an innocent. The heroine also has a slight limp, an injury she suffered when she was a child and I think walks with a cane. After attacking her he takes her to his home and to tries to redeem himself in her eyes (not sure if he is titled, I'm assuming he is) and she meets his son.

Any thoughts would be most helpful.
Thanks.

143Lyynn
Jan 29, 2014, 4:56am Top

Hello (: I'm hoping somebody can help me!
I'm pretty sure the book was a harlequin book. All I remember is that the heroine knew the hero while she was growing up. I think he might have been her brothers friend or something? She developed a crush on him and years later ends up working for him. He started to become attracted to her but still thought she was just a little girl even though she was all grown up. Any help would be deeply appreciated!

144Hngrylizzy
Jan 29, 2014, 3:21pm Top

Okay I have been looking in vain for YEARS now. I read this book in 03ish and it was old then so I dont really know the publish year.

Medieval romance, kinda cheesy. Redhaired maiden given away to be wed as part of kings orders. Gets sent away to filthy castle run by awful lord. he has many concubines one for each day of the week. I remember one chapter she goes out on a horse and goes swimming in a lake/pond. He finds her and starts to fall in love with her. I believe the book went back and forth between his pov and hers. she starts to make chnages to the castle for the better and he stops sleeping with his women.

The cover was blue and whiteish. Thats all i have. the book ends with them finally consumating and her reluctantly giving up then a big fire in the castle, i think its part of a series.

145Onicawalcott
Jan 29, 2014, 8:52pm Top

Community please help i am looking for two historical romance titles book 1 i believe takes place is scotland or england during midieval times. The hero is a twin but was an outcast because twins were believed to be evil so his brother was chosen to rule while he was a warrior the heroine was arranged by her brother or stepbrother to marry the ruling twin but she falls for the brooding hero warrior instead. But the brother\ stepbrother want thier kingdom and is making trouble on thier borders. At first the hero does not want anything to do with her but falls in love with her. Also the brother that was marrying her did not want her and ended up with a amid.

Book 2 A preacher on a wagon train the heroine was a piano player for a travelling cathouse. Thought she was a hooker but she wasnt there was kids that they were putting with families and one of the girls became a second wife to religious guy. There was a fire and the cat house burned. Please help!!!!!!!

146Theestrangeone
Jan 30, 2014, 12:16am Top

Okay I'm looking for a book from Harlequin Romance its Like a Special Romance Edition or Something where the heroine is a woman football coach who has been hired to coach a high school football team but the man that wanted the position is angered but they end up assisting each other. This woman doesn't let anyone know that she has MS (Multiple Sclerosis) and many accidents occur when she loses mobility in her legs. Two specific scenes that stick out to me is when she starts dating the other assist coach and they go to his family's home for a picnic and she plays basketball with them and she loses mobility in her legs and then that time she collapse in the teams locker room and the players find her. Does anyone know what the title and who the author is?

147rickles
Edited: Jan 30, 2014, 3:51pm Top

Hi everyone. I am looking for a book which I read a few years ago; a historical romance. I am almost sure that the book was a prequel to other books. The heroine in this book was a vicar's daughter who met a titled man at an event which she attended with chaperones and a suitor. She and the man had sex the first time they met at the event and she later found out that the man was supposed to be betrothed to her friend. She snuck away another time to meet up with him. I think her sister ended up getting married to his brother or friend in a sequel.

148wheezie00
Jan 31, 2014, 7:20pm Top

Onicawalcott-I think book 1 is Once Upon a Kiss by Tanya Ann Crosby.

ashbwell (11) thanks, but I don't think that book is the one. :(

I'm still looking for my book. The description is up in post 8. I'd really appreciate it if someone could help. Thanks!

149Onicawalcott
Feb 1, 2014, 5:05am Top

wheezie00
thank you i found it was Once Upon a Kiss Thank You so much!!!!

150Onicawalcott
Feb 1, 2014, 5:06am Top

allreaders.com has a plot search database

151Zeneha
Feb 1, 2014, 6:56am Top

drcarob: #54 & #60 (double post)

The book you are looking for is Warrior Song by Catherine Coulter it is the 1st of her Medieval Song Quartet.

152Kate11208
Feb 2, 2014, 1:22pm Top

#145 - Onicawalcott - The 2nd book that you are looking for is Irresistible by Catherine Hart

With courage and cunning, Jade Donovan has survived alone in a rugged new land--though her dance hall career has earned her an undeserved reputation as a fallen woman. But now, as she travels to Oregon in disreputable company, the stunning Irish songbird's cherished independence is threatened by irresistible desires for a handsome young preacher

153Cecilyt01
Feb 3, 2014, 9:04am Top

Hi,

Further to my post #142, could anyone please provide me with helpful search websites ie similar to allreaders.com. I've looked at a few but no luck.
Thanks.

154Theestrangeone
Feb 3, 2014, 12:43pm Top

can anyone help with #146

155Cecilyt01
Feb 3, 2014, 3:02pm Top

#154 Try Bright Hopes by Pat Warren.

156Humminger
Feb 3, 2014, 7:47pm Top

Is anyone able to help with #128?

157Cecilyt01
Feb 4, 2014, 6:57am Top

#156, could you give more detail. Come across a few but nothing that matches.

158rlblack
Feb 5, 2014, 6:28pm Top

#141 - I found my book! It was "With this Ring" by Mary Wibberley. I used the search on vintageromances and found it. :)

159Humminger
Feb 6, 2014, 12:24am Top

I do not remember much, I read it about ten or so years ago. It is set in the U.S. during the time of women's rights and abolition. The woman never wore corsets, was for women's rights, had a husband (who hired his friend to represent him), she was made out to have been unfaithful towards her husband and was divorced. I do not remember why it came about but the husband's friend, who was a lawyer met her after a few years, he knew what the husband was like but still represented him. Something happened in the book were they got together to investigate or fix a problem, I am not sure, but there was a plot outside of their love life.

160drcarob
Feb 6, 2014, 2:26am Top

Thank you so much! I must have read it pre-Warrior's Song as the original title was Chandra. Again, thank you!

161disneyland92
Feb 9, 2014, 8:25am Top

#140 - I FOUND IT!

It's Wife in the Shadows by Sara Craven - if anyone is interested. :)

162disneyland92
Feb 9, 2014, 8:59am Top

I'm looking for a book, under Harlequin i think.

The things i remember:

1. heroine is/was a librarian (i think)
2. She inherited a business, from an aunt i believe, who died at the start of the story
3. Hero is the business partner, so he is not happy with it
4. They meet at the funeral/ the hero sees the heroine at the funeral (if I remember correctly, the funeral is the opening scene of the book)
5. The heroine had a finace(is a professor) whom she broke up with because she caught him cheating with a student in his office (for the grade).
6. i remember a scene where heroine is trying to understand/know the company/business. She tries to assembe a tent(a product of the company) using the instructions but can't because she said it lacks visuals or something like that.

163reesa00
Feb 9, 2014, 4:02pm Top

162> I'm pretty sure this is Perfect Partners by Jayne Ann Krentz.

164disneyland92
Feb 9, 2014, 6:09pm Top

reesa00, wow, thank you very much.

No wonder i had difficulty finding it, it's not harlequin and it wasn't from an aunt.

165Love_my_books
Edited: Feb 11, 2014, 5:28pm Top

rsdowney #118 I'm pretty sure that this is a Diana Palmer book, I'll look through the ones I have and see if I can find which one!

The Wedding in White

166Love_my_books
Feb 11, 2014, 5:22pm Top

146 Theestrangeone I answered this one in your other post, but it is Whirlwind by Nancy Martin. The first book in her Welcome to Tyler series

167megkrahl
Edited: Feb 12, 2014, 12:59am Top

Honey-post, if you are still looking, try Upon a Midnight Clear by Jude Deveraux.

168Cecilyt01
Feb 13, 2014, 7:57am Top

#156, still looking but nothing so far that matches near your description. Do you perhaps recall any of the character names?

169acorntree67
Feb 13, 2014, 9:15pm Top

I have a book I read years ago and cannot remember title or author. Regency time period. The heroine is a criminal and has be caught or being transported by the hero. He is somehow injured and they end up in a cave with her saving his life instead of her escaping. Any ideas?
Thank so much!

170mahamari
Edited: Feb 16, 2014, 4:32am Top

im looking for a book i started to read in the early-mid nineties but never got to finish. im sorry my clues arent much. i remember the cover being very green, with a pic of the hero & heroine. it was a historical romance, set during settlers time. the girls family & cabin/homestead is attacked by native americans. i think it was a wooded area. they are all killed and scalped, but she is taken. the hero serms to hate her. they travel for a very long time to reach their camp/people. i only vaguely remember her learning their ways, being taught by an older woman. i remember them making her stay in a hut/teepee away from everyone else when she got her period. any help is greatly appreciated, thank you!!

171storyspinner
Edited: Feb 17, 2014, 8:06pm Top

Hi. Looking for a contemporary romance I read in the past 10 years, probably more like 5 or 6. It was a hardcover, not pb series. It was set in England, smaller village. Heroine was a gardener/landscaper. Single mom w/several teens. Hero had bought large house in the area, I think. Typical remote, alpha type. He had a hot young assistant/girlfriend.

Hero and heroine become acquainted, can't remember how. Something to do with property, gardening. I think his house has a large greenhouse that she borrows? She thinks she can't/shouldn't date since she's a mom. Also thinks he wouldn't like her b/c his GF is so young and sexy. Ending involves a gardening show, TV interview?

That's all I can recall...

Thanks!!

172RhondaMilam
Feb 17, 2014, 8:28pm Top

Looking for a romance book that was about a girl who was told in error that her twin brother was killed by an Earl(?) she then tries to kill the Earl at an inn. They rand up getting married after the Earl sees how many family members she has and wants a family. The story revolves around the Earl's bastard brother trying to kill him.

173megkrahl
Feb 18, 2014, 1:21am Top

172 - RhondaMilam - Try Only For You by Hannah Howell. Saxan Honey Todd tries to kill Botolf, Earl of Regenford when her cousins bungle telling her what happened.

174RhondaMilam
Feb 18, 2014, 3:19pm Top

Thank you so much!

175MyTor
Edited: Feb 19, 2014, 7:08pm Top

Takes place in Civil War era. A white woman is mistaken as a slave because she has black hair. I think there is some sort of accident where she can't remember anything but her name, Jo/Joleen/Jolene.
I thought the title had Midnight in it but I am not 100% sure.
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Never mind!! Midnight Slave by Rochelle Wayne.
Now if all the books I can't remember where that easy!

176ericatracey
Feb 20, 2014, 3:31pm Top

#6, Could it be a Jude Deveraux novel?? It sounds like part of the novel Remembrance. ..excellent book btw, there was time travel, and past lives, and all kinds of fun stuff in it. It started off in modern times. The heroine is a romance novelist...sound familiar?

177ericatracey
Feb 20, 2014, 3:39pm Top

Ok, please please please help me!!

The novel was set originally in London, not sure exact time frame but I would say 1800s. The heroine was redheaded I think, and very slim, like, not curvy at all. She was from a plantation island in the Caribbean and her father ran the plantation, I think he dies and she is sent to London to live with someone, maybe a distant old cousin or aunt. The aunt wants her to hook up with her nephew, very distant relations. The heroine can't take control of her plantation without a husband, in her father's will I think. She hates London, doesn't fit in, isn't 'girly' enough and is always cold, hating the climate. The 'hero' has some issues of his own, and for some reason agrees to marry her and go back with her, but he is super pissy about it.

He is a jerk, he verbally abuses her and when she is almost raped by a crew member on the ship back to the island, he rescues her but then blames her for it as she is so manly she spends time in pants on the boat and such.

Eventually, they make it to the island, there is big struggle there as the plantation has issues. I think there is a neighboring plantation owner, a woman who is competition and i think the 'hero' has an affair with her even. There is also an evil pirate in the mix, who eventually kidnaps the hero just as the couple are starting to get along. The pirate is Hispanic and has an African concubine, I vividly remember a scene where they are making love and then he gives her a ruby and diamond necklace. Pretty sure the heroine eventually actually rescues him.

This was definitely published BEFORE 2000....possibly significantly before that. It was my mother's book and I read it when I was fairly young (way to mess with a girl's head at a young age, but I digress), I am thinking I read it mid 90s....

Thanks in advance!!

178vireyesia
Feb 23, 2014, 7:15pm Top

Hi all,
So I really need some help finding a book that my friend was telling me about.
So the heroine is the ruler/leader of this kingdom where all the men are basically gone. So she ended up taking charge. They are attacked by an army, Saxon I think, and the army offers to have a duel between their leader and someone from the kingdom, to avoid unnecessary bloodshed. So the heroine dresses as a knight and goes out to fight him.
The army laughs because she is so small, but they don't realize she is a woman. So they fight and he wins, naturally, but during or after the fight her helmet is knocked off and they realize she's a woman.
So they take over the kingdom and he makes her his servant but she hates him. And she hides everynight somewhere that only she knows or something.
If you have any ideas that would be great!!
Thanks!!

179MyTor
Feb 23, 2014, 10:53pm Top

Gonna try again and hopefully I will remember before someone can answer like last time!! :D
Took place in Civil War in the south. She finds a Union solider in her barn/shed/etc and nurses him back to health. I know there is more to it but that much I can remember.
I found it the other day but neglected to write it down as I was looking for something else at the time.
Thanks!!

180Onicawalcott
Feb 25, 2014, 11:46pm Top

Thank you soooo much just ordered from amazon thanks again

181silvers1985
Feb 26, 2014, 9:44pm Top

can you please help me? i remember reading this amazing romance book, it was historical. a lady lives with her family in a castle and this neighboring gentleman comes to visit and they fall in love. As they're about to get married the castle is besieged and the attackers tie him up in the dungeons. She cares for him and he gets a little better, but she leaves because she believes he's dead. A few years later, she's getting married to someone else she doesn't love. The gentleman, who survived the attack but believes she betrayed him, comes and steals her away on his horse. He takes her to this cottage he owns (far from the royal court) and says she'll be his servant/slave. She cooks, cleans, keeps house with the staff. He has sex with her when he visits. She gets pregnant but she doesn't want to tell him because she's worried he'll take her children away, but she still loves him. Finally he takes her to court and someone tries to attack her and the gentleman saves her. But in the process realizes she's pregnant and they decide to stay together.

ANY IDEAS?? I love this book but can't find it :(

182queen92
Edited: Feb 27, 2014, 7:01am Top

Hello..I have been looking for this book for some time now..I read it a few years ago and really liked it and recently have been thinking of it but i have forgotten the title so pleaze help!! The novel is about a cowboy whose mother tries to get him married but he falls for his pregnant housekeeper who comes to work for him after leaving her last job as a teacher. The guy confuses the housekeeper with one of the maybe wives his mother has picked out for him but later realises she's the housekeepr he/his mother hired to clean and take care of his house in preparation for his future wife. He ends up falling for her in the end.

Anyone got an idea?? Please let me know!!

Thanks in advance.

183cassie2000
Mar 1, 2014, 1:19am Top

Hello.please help.am looking for a book I read in early to late 90's.the hero was a very powerful man,a government man.am not sure if it was in the US or UK.but he travelled to a country,I think,and his convoy was bombed but he survived with injury.I don't where he met the heroine in all this but she helped him to a castle closed by and tried tending to his wounds which resulted in an argument bcos she was suppose to be a doctor but in fact her doctorate was academicanshe was a lecturer.they had sexual relationship.they were rescued and went their seperate ways.but the hero came back to her.pls help I can't remember the name of the book

184RobbyGirl
Mar 1, 2014, 3:04am Top

Looking for a book Historical Romance that I read in the late 80's or early 90's.

The first thing I remember about the start of the book is a young woman is brought aboard a ship by her Uncle, she is disguised as a young boy and works as a cabin boy. The ship is sailing from England through the Caribbean to New Orleans. She has long thick brown/red hair that she keeps hidden under a hat to make her look like a boy.

The ship is attacked by pirates, the Uncle is killed, and the young woman is unconscious. The ship doctor tends to her, discovers she's a woman, the Captain orders her put in his cabin. She is assigned to help the cook. She makes stew and ends up putting rancid meat in it and makes half the ship sick. There is an another attack on the ship by pirates and the captain is shot in the shoulder. The surgeon is going to cut off his arm because he can't get the bullet out with his tools. The young woman stops him and uses her fingers to reach in the wound to remove the bullet and save him and his arm. She stays with him in his cabin and nurses him back to health. Half naked and healing in bed their relationship gets steamy.

They make it to New Orleans where the Captain takes the young woman to his Grandmother's house. A very respectable woman in high society in the French Quarter. She takes care of the young woman, treats her like family, gets her a wardrobe of wonderful designer dresses, and introduces her to society with the thought of getting her married.

At some point in the story something happens and I think the girl is kidnapped by pirates. The Captain and his first mate and crew find her at the Pirates strong hold. Some how the young woman is reunited with her mother while with the Pirates. During the rescue the mother and the first mate realise they are long lost lovers and the young woman is their child. Parental concern takes over and the mother and the first mate forbid the young woman and the captain from having a physical relationship until they are married. The captain throws it back at them that they can't have one either until they're married.

They get back to New Orleans and get married. The captain says a typical honeymoon is to lock the newlyweds in a room for a week, but they instead go to a cabin on the beach. He had already designed and installed a sudo shower so they wouldn't have to take baths and deal with sand. They sunbathe naked and enjoy each other before returning back to New Orleans.

That's all I remember. It's one of the first romance books I ever read and would like to read it again if I can find it.

185Roya_chan
Mar 2, 2014, 7:32pm Top

I'm hoping someone here can help me. There is a book I read pre 2006. For the life of me, I can't remember what it was or who by.

What I remember is a woman ends up back in time (might have gone as a vacation, but that may have been from another book). She ends up medieval times. She winds up married to a man (some kind of high station like laird earl Duke ect). The man had been married before. His first wife had killed herself and he walks in on his current wife shaving her underarms and thinks she is trying to kill herself too but cutting herself there.

Well, that's all I can remember. I hope someone can help. This has been driving me crazy.

Thank you for all your help.

186regencyreader
Mar 3, 2014, 2:02am Top

The bad thing about this is I'm almost positive this book is sitting in my Kindle Library and I STILL can't find it! The only thing I remember is that H and h get married (arranged or something), he treats her badly, she finally gives up and decides to leave. She ends up at an inn and is taken under the wing of the proprietor and his wife. I believe the h ends up working there as a maid. H searches for her for a long time and he and his "army" or his men, at least, end up staying at the inn that she works at. He figures out she's there somehow and goes to her room (they are on the same floor). I THINK she's also big, heavy pregnant with his child by that time if I'm remembering correctly.

The wife realizes that if she doesn't talk to him willingly, he'll end up hurting her boss/friend who will try to protect her.

Also, I don't think the wife has anyone she can turn to. She can't go back to her family for some reason. This is historical, maybe Irish or Scottish. H maybe was a liege lord or something.

I just remember it being very emotionally draining, but in a good way and the parts where she starts to create a new life for herself.

If anyone can help, I will owe you!

187regencyreader
Mar 3, 2014, 2:04am Top

Riadnne -

I figured out how to post here. Your book was written by Jo Barrett, "Doorway to His Heart". I know it's been awhile since you posted. Hopefully you found your answer long ago, but if not, hopefully this is what you were looking for.

188Lawrence8622
Mar 4, 2014, 1:49pm Top

To Deanarue re: post #2: Try Redwood Empire by Elizabeth Lowell.

189Mimi111
Mar 4, 2014, 5:16pm Top

Hello. I am looking for a book that I've been searching for two days. Now I just can't give up until I find it!!!!!!!!

So, the plot is set in Wales or Ireland (not sure). The heroine is young, found of folklore and has a powerful father. She falls in love with a rebel man who is her father's enemy and they marry. Her father manages to separate them. Everyone believes that the hero is dead, however he comes back after a long period of time (seven, ten or maybe even twelve years) to get revenge from his father-in-law and his wife whom he believes guilty as well.
I read it three or four years ago so it is not a new one.
I will be grateful if someone helps me.

190sdasilva09
Mar 5, 2014, 4:39am Top

Hello, I am new to the group. I'm hoping someone can help me find a book I read quite a while ago ( may be 10 years or more).
It's involves a young woman in England. I believe in the 1800s. She is in love with her husband ( who is a prolific cheater). He is killed in war, and his brother and or best friend who serves with him returns home and marries her. ( they were supposed to marry but she fell in love with the husband). They move to his estate and begin fixing it up. She becomes pregnant and goes on bed rest ( she had 3 miscarriages with her first husband). She has the baby but then her first husband reappears. She is separated from her child an second husband. Some how her husband ends up drowning in a pond so she can reunite with her second husband and child who is a better husband to her.

Been trying to find it for weeks!!! Any help with be very much appreciated.

191truetexas
Mar 5, 2014, 7:39pm Top

Hello everyone. Glad I found this site. I've been trying to find a book I read in the early 80's. A paperback book and I thought it was called Seven Pines. It's the story of a woman who marries, moves out west. They either build their home around seven pine trees or plant seven pine trees. She becomes good friends with a Native American man and learns the healing ways of the Indians. She becomes the doctor of her small community and a mid-wife of sorts. It is a generational book that goes into her children. Have not been able to find it by searching Seven Pines.

192Shouyousei
Mar 8, 2014, 12:12pm Top

Hello Everyone!

Back in the 90's I read a pair of books that I cannot for the life of me remember the title or author. The first is as follows :

A red headed woman works for a temp agency, and she works as an elderly blind man's aid. His rich son is convinced that she is only after them for the money. He insults her and she ends up quitting. She goes to work for her brother in law, as a waitress at his diner. And the son comes into the store. She gets so furious at him, she pours soup over his head. All this time she ends up spending passionate days with him. He has a fiance if I recall correctly.

The second is as follows :

A woman hires a man named Patrick as a guide into the amazon, looking for her fiance I believe. All the while steadily falling in love with Patrick. She ends up finding the civilization she is looking for, and her fiance who has fallen in love with the chief's daughter and married her. It leaves her free to love Patrick.

That's all I can remember, if someone can help, I would greatly appreciate it!

193silvers1985
Mar 8, 2014, 7:48pm Top

Hello, i've been looking for this book a few months. i remember reading it in the early 2000's. a girl lives with her family in a castle and this neighboring gentleman comes to visit and they fall in love. As they're about to get married the castle is besieged and the attackers tie him up in the dungeons. She cares for him and he gets a little better, but she leaves because she believes he's dead when a fire break out. A few years later, she's getting married to someone else she doesn't love. The gentleman, who survived the attack but believes she betrayed him, comes and steals her away on his horse. He takes her to this cottage he owns (far from the royal court) and says she'll be his servant/slave. She cooks, cleans, keeps house with the staff. He has sex with her when he visits. She gets pregnant but she doesn't want to tell him because she's worried he'll take her children away, but she still loves him. Finally he takes her to court and someone tries to attack her and the gentleman saves her. But in the process realizes she's pregnant and they decide to stay together.

I can't remember any more...

194holliewyn
Mar 8, 2014, 10:19pm Top

Hello,
New to the group.... I'm going crazy trying to remember the name of a book that I read probably ten years ago...
Heroine's name may have been Camille or Camilla.
What I can remember is that she is raised as a tavern maid (or something like that), she runs away and is hit by a carriage by a lord and then taken to his house. She wakes up with amnesia and can't remember who she is. The lord is distant but his family falls in love with her... he is engaged, I think. But can't help but fall in love with her. Towards the end, people might be trying to kill (this part is hazy), but at the end she is actually the daughter of french aristocracy that was stollen as a child and raised in England.....
Help? :-/

195Anna938
Mar 9, 2014, 4:49am Top

#39: The Heather and the Blade (my own post, but I found it elsewhere!) (Arranged marriage during Jacobite rebellion in Scotland.)

#92 catliz: try Shirley Busbee. She has a novel of an aristocrat raised on the streets who is captured by an American and discovered to be a girl after she is ordered to pickpocket him by her boss.

#185 Roya_Chan: maybe try Jude Deveraux: she has 3 or 4 time travel novels, a couple involving reincarcation

196reebers
Mar 14, 2014, 12:17am Top

I'm looking for a book I read years ago. It starts with a young woman sneaking into a masked ball or masquerade, I think to take a look at the man she's forced to marry, and they end up having sex I believe. Later they marry but when he learns she's not a virgin he refuses to have anything to do with her, thinking she had sex with his twin brother & not him. I also think they travel to his home in the North...maybe Scotland or Ireland even, but that might be a different book.

197Michael_P
Mar 14, 2014, 7:38pm Top

Hello All,

This is one of those "Help! I'm looking for a book!" messages.

Back in the early 1990s while visiting "a friend" I was stuck without a book and started reading one of hers. I was only half way through when we left and I left the book with her.

I remember enjoying it, and I'd like to find it again. I remember it was a paperback with a white cover with thin lettering to look sort of like neon or with neon colors. It follows the lives of three women, one of whom I remember went into marketing. Unbeknownest to each other (for a while at least) all three women were falling for the same guy (and each of the women remarked on his "size."). At the time I read it, it was relatively new -- published within a year or two of when I was reading it.

The title was something like "Good Women" or "Good Girls, Bad Girls" or maybe even "Good Women/Bad Women" etc.

Wish I could narrow it down more.

Thanks.

198Cait_Lynn
Mar 15, 2014, 10:16am Top

This is my first time posting here, but I get so many reading suggestions I thought I'd try it.

I'm looking for a romance I read about 8 years ago. The cover was read and I think "rose" was in the title. The heroine is a Scottish princess who is captured by the hero as she sneaks out to meet her fiancé. She refuses to tell him her name so he threatens to rape her to force her to say her name.

199MyTor
Edited: Mar 16, 2014, 7:48pm Top

Cait Lynn

Promise of the Rose by Brenda Joyce

200BookP
Mar 18, 2014, 1:09am Top

8 and 54 have you tried Warrior Song by Catherine Coulter?

201BookP
Edited: Apr 21, 2014, 6:45pm Top

Need help:

Not sure if I'm combining two books that I read or not, but here goes. I read this in the early to mid 90's, it belonged to my mother (who has since gotten rid of it).

The book is about a young woman (english?) who receives a letter from her father about some land. It's during western times. She travels to America(pretty sure it takes place in texas, but possibly the midwest) to track down her father, whom she hadn't seen for years. Once here, she asks for a room to rest at the stagecoach stop, and goes to sleep. The son of the owner of the ranch she is going to happens upon her in his room and mistakes her for a prostitute. She sets him straight and later he escorts her to her destination. The rancher tells her that her father left long ago and he was a thief. She and the son get together and have sex. There's a killer after someone, but she gets shot while she's standing next to a grave and they almost lose her . Don't remember anymore than that, I don't think I finished the book. Also, think the rancher is spanish.

202Michael_P
Mar 18, 2014, 5:43pm Top

Back to my post 197 ---

With a long exhaustive search through Amazon, I finally found it:

MODERN WOMEN by Ruth Harris

No surprise, but it's out of print. hahaha
That just means off to the local used book store (where I spend most of my money anyway)

203courtneykale
Mar 19, 2014, 11:31pm Top

Hello, all!
As many before me, I've come to ask for your help in finding a book. I remember small snippets and scenes, so I'll do my best to piece together my memory.

A historical romance. It's set in the old west. I cannot remember the Heroine or the Hero's name for the life of me.

Heroine is a young(er) woman who binds her breasts, wears pants, and pretends to be a boy.
•she has an uncanny talent for wild horses, on herd in particular. In specific, there is one tigerstripe dun mare that is particularly loyal and most of the book it's this mare she rides.
•Her father died of a rattlesnake bite
•She's all alone, spare for an old man who knows her true identity
•She is known as a witch by the locals for her talent with horses. Little snippet: there's a special native word mentioned that she is called, which translates to witch
•she was captured by a notorious outlaw and him and his bandits tried to "play" with her, but she managed to escape
Hero is a slightly older (not too much older than the girl) guy. I don't remember much about him. He gets injured, by Indians or bandits, I do not remember. The girl tends to him, still poising as a boy. She cares for him, patching him up, bathing him, and feeding him. The man starts to like "him", catches himself admiring the "boy's" face, his "lithe" body, etc, and only when the old man whom know the girls real identity slips up and calls her by her full name does the man realize its a girl.

I don't remember much else, but here are some scenes I remember

Scenes:
> the girl has just rescued the hero and she sees the mare previously mentioned has followed them. She exclaims "Zebra!" (The mare is named after the primitive stripes on her legs) and the man scoffs at her, telling her something aligns the lines of "Boy, that ain't a zebra." Or "haven't you ever seen a horse?"
>the girl escapes the man (I believe he was trying to take care of her) and is attempting to hide. She remembers how one notorious outlaw escaped his captors into a completely flat desert with nowhere to go but he covered himself in dust, lay completely still, and covered himself with brush etc, and they never saw him because they didn't expect for him to be there. The woman is lying completely still, but as she searches for him, she makes a move an the hero sees her and catches her. The girl starts cursing at him, something along the lines of "you son of a one-eyed flea and the stupidest stud son of a-" and her cuts her off by asking where she learned to cuss like that
>the leader of the band of wild horses that the girl tends to gets injured badly. The man is still around and he helps care for the horse, in fact he is the one who trains the horse, nurses him back to health. I believe the horse was a gorgeous black stallion, but exact coloring is fuzzy
>when they are about to have sex, he I binds her breasts, and he is speechless and says "never do this to yourself again" and he kneads the red, angry lines left by the tight fabric.
>a rattlesnake is crawling over the girls legs. She begins to freak out, but the hero doesn't know why. After the hero kills the snake, the woman breaks down, crying and speaking in half sentences, and the man pieces together how her father died days after being bitten by a rattlesnake, raving and out of his mind.
>closer to the end, the girl is facing off with something and the hero is hurtling towards her on the stallion he tended, and he thinks to himself either he won't be able to stop in time or he won't be able to make it to her aide in time, so he gets the horse to fall, ignoring the fact that it could possibly hurt the horse badly.

I sincerely hope this was enough to identify the books.
Thanks in advance for any help at all!

204wadcb3
Mar 20, 2014, 11:32am Top

203: Reckless Love by Elizabeth Lowell.

205courtneykale
Mar 20, 2014, 3:30pm Top

Reckless Love was the book. Thank you!

206mommabear4
Edited: Mar 20, 2014, 5:56pm Top

Hi everyone. I hope you guys can help. I am trying to find two books.

The first I know the title is Margaret but do not know author. I read this in 4th or 5th grade (I am in early 30s now). It is about a girl who I believe is 16 and she is a new teacher in the 1800s? maybe with an other student (guy who is older main character) I don't really remember the rest, but in all my searches I can't find it.

The second I have never read. It was in a harlequin book (old school, it was early 1990's when read, but it was my mom's book) it was a sample of the book at the end of another story. The story for what I remember is based in 1800s? maybe, the girls brother? is going to sell her to slavery/breeding place because of her skin coloring and hair her babies would be popular. She finds out about this and ask an uncle? to help her get away, he recommends a recluse that he knows that is disfigured. She doesn't care what he looks like or any of that as long as she doesn't get sold into the slavery/breeding place.

Hope the info I gave is enough. Thank you everyone so much :)

207keeneam
Edited: Mar 20, 2014, 9:45pm Top

206- Margaret (Sunfire, No 27)
by Jane Claypool Miner
it's a entire series of 16 girs in various time periods

208mommabear4
Mar 20, 2014, 7:56pm Top

OMG thank you!! I can't believe you found it :)

209reesa00
Mar 21, 2014, 1:14am Top

196, reebers> This is Potent Pleasures by Eloisa James.

210celtic1eve
Mar 21, 2014, 1:58pm Top

Hi so I am looking for a specific book and I only remember little things about it.

- The main woman is from the future
- I think that she was transported back in time while on vacation in Scotland.
-If I am remembering the right book she ends up by or on top of the gate leading to the castle.
- Takes place in Scotland
- At some point there is a solider with a fever and everyone thinks he is going to die and she says to use frozen peas as ice packs.
- The woman gets poisoned (with monks hood I think) by a cup of wine left in her room
- There are a group of healing woman (3?) who try using ice packs to heal her like the woman did in the beginning.

Does anyone have any idea what the book title or the author of this book might be? I would really appreciate some help. I would really like to read it again.

211Love_my_books
Mar 22, 2014, 12:49pm Top

#179 MyTor This could be a couple of books, but the one that pops into my mind is Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. Hope this helps!

212aerogirl839
Edited: Apr 1, 2014, 6:21pm Top

Hi need help finding a historical regency book. I recently read it within the pass couple months, think I borrowed it off of amazon. This is what I remember...

One of the early parts of the book have the heroine and her younger sister walk up and down the hall because they just learned that there are gentlemen calling on their broth or brother in law. The younger is hoping it the man she is madly in love with, believe he is a duke. When the men exit the room the hero (titled) and heroine meet, she says something about teeth. They become engaged and married early in the book. They travel to his estate, where his mother and (half) bother live.

Learn about the hero's mother past. She was a village girl who fell for the charms of a traveling gentleman (he was disowned by his father a Lord) who stayed with her family until he got her pregnant. She then later what to the local Lord who said he would marry her as long as she gave him a son of his own.

The hero's mother tries to ruin the relationship of hero and heroine by hiring his old love (blacksmith's daughter) as her personal maid. Something happens that cause the hero bring the heroine`s family to the estate. Might have been because the heroine was pregnant. While walking (with sister?) heroine ends up being kidnapped by the hero's half brother who has a mental illness. He ends up killing himself by jumping off a cliff.

At the end of book there is some kind of party and hero's friend, the duke, (they are secretly related, cousins) tries to leaves without the younger sister knowing. Wanting to say goodbye the sister waits for the duke in carriage. She ends up falling asleep. The duke, who traveled on horseback later learns she is in the carriage and brings her back.

Also, I believe another sister marries a doctor, who has been called upon by different members of the family...pregnancies.

I not sure but I think the hero was also trying to capture a French spy? I'm not sure...

Any help would be appreciated, I believe there is another book that tells the story of the younger sister and the duke.

213missmellyg85
Mar 23, 2014, 4:16pm Top

It would be great if anyone knows this book! I've been searching for hours with no luck. I read at least 6 years ago, so it's not super new...

Basically, what I remember, is a girl was engaged to some guy but the girl gets kidnapped. A ruff cowboy from the town goes to find her and bring her back. He may have been a bad boy? But he finds her and they get a little handsy together while they are still traveling.

I can't remember anything else :(

214AzulEyesSkier
Mar 23, 2014, 6:18pm Top

Hi! I am looking for a historical romance novel that I remember my friend reading when we were younger. She got it from the library around 1998/1999 so it could have been older than that even.

All I remember it being about was a girl who stole from a rich noble man and instead of turning her in, he makes her agree to act like they are going to get married because he is sick of his mother throwing girls he could possibly marry at him. And I think they go to a ball and she wears a pink dress. Also they don't get along at first.

I vaguely remember the cover being pink, with only words on it and the inside picture having a girl with a pink dress on it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks =)

215shanshan79
Mar 23, 2014, 8:55pm Top

Looking for titles to some romance books. These are a series but I can not remember how mary were in the group.

The first book is about a girl who is getting married and her first love( brother or cousins best friend - I think) comes back to win her. She hangs out with another woman ( cousin?)the fiance considers a bad influence because they drive cars and smoke and so on. The family goes away to vacation and first love is invited. They end up back together. The second book is about jilted fiance and the cousin. The cousin is married but abused and uses the jilted fiance to get a divorce by sleeping with him. They end up together too. This is considered a historical romance and the setting is during the time when cars just started being more common. I don't know year or author! Any help would be great!

216megsk
Edited: Mar 24, 2014, 10:43am Top

I am looking for a historical romance book based in london.
I only got to read the first part and it was 4 yrs back! so help me find this book i sooo want to finish it.
In this book the protagonists meet at a masquerede and the lady knows the guy but the guy doesnt know the lady.
Later they meet again and the lady is worried he will recognize her once they kiss again! on the other hand the guy is asking his friend for the identity of the lady as it was his friends ball and he feels that he should know the lady's identity!
Thats all i read so...... I thank you and appretiate any help!

217BookLizard
Mar 25, 2014, 5:32pm Top

216> Could it possibly be An Offer from A Gentleman by Julia Quinn?

218megsk
Mar 26, 2014, 4:48am Top

unfortunately no but thanx anyway

219Tashacat
Mar 26, 2014, 10:48pm Top

I am looking for a historical romance, may have been written in the 80's. Heroine is captured by the hero (maybe a captain or a pirate) and he is very cruel to her, due to some misunderstanding. He leaves her at his home (maybe a castle?) where she is taken care of by his family/housekeeper. The heroine falls in love with him and is heartbroken and gets very sick, won't hardly talk or eat. The family starts to feel bad for how the hero is treating her. They suspect she loves him and she is very kind. He loves her, but can't tell her and she thinks he hates her.

Please help if you can. I have been looking for this book for years!

Thank you so much!

220NM_NM
Mar 27, 2014, 6:28am Top

Hi
I am looking for a book based on second chance story (I think the title may also be the same)
It about a man meets with an accident and goes into coma. He has an out of body experience.
Similarly there is a female who goes through the same.
They end up helping a girl who is being cheated by a married man. This girl is now pregnant with the ex's child. they help her set her own business and fall in love with the correct man.

I don't remember much of the story but in the end it is seen that the coma characters come back to life, meet and fall in love.

Would really appreciate any suggestions made

221MyTor
Mar 28, 2014, 6:05pm Top

Not that one but thanks.

222jacadiee
Edited: Mar 28, 2014, 11:11pm Top

Hi everyone, I was so excited to find a thread like this that I joined immediately. Please forgive me if I make any mistakes.

I have been looking for this book, literally for years. I'm desperate because I actually lost the book before ever finishing it.

It was set in the regency era, the heroine agreed to marry the hero for either a set time or until she gave him a son(though I can't remember why). She became pregnant and things were going well, but they went to an art gallery and there was a nude painting of the heroine. The hero thought she posed for it and became incredibly jealous. He choked her and she consequently lost the baby.

That was the last part I read before losing the book. Any help would be so appreciated.

Jacadiee

223Kate11208
Apr 1, 2014, 11:53am Top

I found it :)
I posted this on another forum and got a hit - it is The Lady risks all by Stephanie Laurens
Here is the Amazon link if anyone wants to read the sample;
http://www.amazon.com/Lady-Risks-All-Stephanie-Laurens-ebook/dp/B007HC3T1G/ref=s...

It was his brother who shot himself - not the father

(78) Hello Everyone - hope someone can help me. Last year I read a book and did not put it into my Excel sheet - now it is driving me nuts: Taks plase in England - 1810 - 1816 or so. Lord X's father dies (I think he killed himself) Money is very tight so with the help of his mother Lord X opens a gaming hell (he is very good with cards) No one knowes he's a "Lord" He restores the family money.
He meets a woman, falls in love - but if they marry - he then needs to become Lord X and everyone will know he has two identies.

Thanks in advance

224docstur
Edited: Apr 3, 2014, 7:54am Top

Hi, I am new to this site and I am trying to find a book I read years ago. I do not remember the name of the book, the author or the characters name. The story is set in the Elizabethan era (at the beginning of Elizabeth I reigns). The heroine has a physical deformity of one leg. She lives (or owns but not sure) a house where she has tenant (although I don't think they pay rent as they are more her friends than tenants). The tenants are actors or writers and are kind of flighty. Her family sends her money because they don't want her around as they don't consider her beautiful enough to make and advantageous marriage and she has a limp, so they are focusing all of their attention on her younger, beautiful but completely dumb cousin. An arranged marriage was agreed upon years ago between her family and the family of an Earl and on the night of her cousins engagement party the heroine went there to speak with her father and aunt to ask for more money but the aunt told her to leave and as she was she met the future groom who found her beautiful and a lot more interesting and intelligent than her cousin. The secondary plot involves a series of murders been committed where the victims had their body drained of blood. The heroine initially thought she was committing the murders because she experienced blackouts and woke up covered in blood. The earl convinced her that she was not the murderer and they set out together to hunt the killer. I think there was also a prediction made that involved someone dying during a solar eclipse.

225SadieBabes
Apr 3, 2014, 11:44pm Top

I'm very happy to find this site! There is a book I cannot remember the title of but have really been wanting to read. I read the sample and somehow removed it from my Kindle!

The book is a contemporary romance and starts off with a plus size woman (maybe BBW?) who bakes and while having a family get together realizes there is a snake in her outside shed. They call someone to come capture it. When the "wrangler" arrives there is mutual attraction and after he captures the snake she sends him home with some freshly baked cookies. He comes back later for more cookies and get her number. He is renovating his own home and is half Native-American and is known for his sweet tooth.

Ring any bells for anybody? I believe it was a relatively recently published book.

226Theestrangeone
Apr 4, 2014, 1:41pm Top

I'm looking for a african american romance that focused on a woman who started to work at this firm where she has a relationship with her boss and their relationship continues....

the only scenes that I can remember is the scene where she get sicks and he comes over with soup and the time when they had a work picnic and he saw her for the first time in her swimsuit

227guachogurl21
Edited: Apr 4, 2014, 4:20pm Top

Hi everyone. I'm new here as well, and I thought maybe one of you lovely ladies or gents could help me on a book quest. I am hunting down books I had read a while back but have since lost the titles of. This is one of a few that I've been tracking down. Well here it goes...

It's a book about a New York journalist who has gone to I believe New Mexico under the request of her twin who is a fashion model and has an upcoming line that she will be modeling. The journalist arrives at the ranch that her sister is supposed to be staying at with her boss to find her missing.

Somehow she ends up with an ex-con, Jack(?), who knows but doesn't like her sister who has previously burned him. He is very mistrusting of the journalist due to this but he eventually agrees to help her look for her missing twin. ...Other scenes I remember: her guy at home being shocked that she and her super-model sister are twins and wanting to meet her twin once she gets back from this assignment. ... natural springs hot tub on the edge of Jack(?)'s property that the journalist has a heated argument with him while soaking in (after I believe they had been shot at). ... her guy at home having an argument with her over the phone when she tells him it's past time that they split up and he accuses her of being involved with Jack(?) because he's been informed that she is running around with this ex-con who is said to be a cassanova-type. ... during her and Jack(?)'s search, they end up discovering a cave that they have to climb through and they discover Indian pottery and relics but get followed by one of the bad guys who has a gun.

The original cover from the 90's-early 2000's had a girl's face that looked to be underwater. It had a greenish-bluish tinge across the front.

Thoughts?

228aussiesarbear
Apr 5, 2014, 8:51am Top

Hi, I new here so sorry if I don't get this right. I have been trying to find a book that I read years ago. I cannot recall the names of the characters just some of the story.

She is the daughter of rich parents, He is the son of (I think) the maid, or something like that. They are teens when they fall in love but he is accused of stealing her mother's pearls/jewellery (or maybe her stepmother). He leaves she is devastated. Years later he returns a super rich and ruthless man, she has lost everything. He buys her home and employs her to work for him. She becomes his mistress, something happens to make her run off and before she can return she is hit by a car. When she wakes in the hospital she is badly scarred so thinking he cannot ever want her again she disappears. He tracks her down and finds her working as a waitress. He confronts her and discovers that she is pregnant with his child. He wants her back but she shows him her scars and says that he couldn't be attracted to her now. He shows her he is and they admit they love each other and end up together.

Sorry for the sparse details. Any help would be appreciated as I have been looking for years.

Thanks

229mommabear4
Apr 11, 2014, 2:02pm Top

Hi, I am still looking for one book. If anyone could help that would be great, thank you :)

I have never read. It was in a harlequin book (old school, it was early 1990's when read, but it was my mom's book) it was a sample of the book at the end of another story. The story for what I remember is based in 1800s? maybe, the girls brother? is going to sell her to slavery/breeding place because of her skin coloring and hair her babies would be popular. She finds out about this and ask an uncle? to help her get away, he recommends a recluse that he knows that is disfigured. She doesn't care what he looks like or any of that as long as she doesn't get sold into the slavery/breeding place.

230holly2014
Apr 11, 2014, 6:45pm Top

Looking for a book i read Starts with young couple staying in cottage in woods someones watching, sets fire to the place she wakes up trys to save her male friend but wood lands on him killing him as she escapes see a car with her fathers plates driving away.so runs away

Years later she goes back looking different trying to make everyone guess if she the daughter that ran, and find out the truth

Lawyer has to work it out but he likes her
Is a Glass artist her family is rich based in usa
And now someone is trying to kill her because she came back
Turns out the fathers gay and he's her uncle, he father died before she was born so the mother married the brother

And her brother is nuts firestarter ect

Hope u can help find it

231lovesbooks123
Apr 14, 2014, 5:38pm Top

Hi, I have been looking for this book for ages, and would love some help. It has been a while since I read it, so details might be fuzzy, sorry.
h (possibly a librarian) goes on holiday to a desert country and for some reason ends up staying in the castle belonging to the H who is the prince/sultan/sheik. I think she might not have enjoyed her holiday and the prince wants to convince her otherwise.
H has a cousin/female relative of some sort (possibly named Fatima or Adela) who is jealous of h and so seems to convince h that she isn't free to leave the rooms given to her (I think she takes h's passport). H is confused as to why he doesn't really see her. H also has a sister who is very friendly with the h.
h tries to leave/escape in a sandstorm and he rescues her.
the ending: he reveals his love for her in a pool.
Anyone able to help?

232hhlogan
Edited: Apr 15, 2014, 4:29am Top

Hi, I am looking for a book and I'm not having much luck considering what I'm trying to figure out doesn't have to do with the main characters, but rather secondary characters. It's the type of situation where I can't remember the plot of the book, but have rather fixated on a detail of the book. So here goes:

It's a historical romance, super recent - within the last 2 years, 3 tops. It's part of a series that features a group of male friends, one of whom has been isolated from the group because he shot and killed another one of the friends in a duel. I'm pretty sure that the duel was over the main heroine (she might have been the dead guy's fiance at the time?), and I think he was mistreating her or something. But during the course of the book, the formerly exiled friend slowly regains the trust of his friends and ends up playing a role in the rescue/bad situation at the end.

Like I said, it's recent so I think there should be another book coming out soon that maybe expands on this story. Any ideas?

233lovesbooks123
Apr 15, 2014, 5:43am Top

#126 laurie18 - I think the book you're looking for is Always Love by Emma Darcy.
One of my favourites.

234LitChickRocks
Edited: Apr 19, 2014, 12:27am Top

EDIT: A wonderful person on one of the Amazon forums was able to help me within the hour. It was "Across a Starlit Sea" by Rebecca Brandewyne. Also, the hero's name was Jarrett, not Alexander. It's a GREAT book for anyone interested!

HELP!!!! I beg of you!!!!
I read this book YEARS ago (late 80s) when I was a teenager and snuck it from my mom's room...hehe....

Setting: England, approx.1700s.
Here's the premise: Story begins when the Heroine (don't remember her name) is young and she is playing a game (I believe hide-and-seek) with her (evil) cousin and some others and she hides in the attic in a trunk. Well, her evil cousin locks her in there and she's left. Nicholas finds her and saves her and ends up punching the evil cousin (comes to her rescue) so from that point on, she's in love with Nicholas. The problem is that she's betrothed to marry the older (more serious) brother Alexander (He is the hero of the story).
Flash-forward and now she's older and of marrying age and marries Alexander much to her chagrin because she's in love with Nicholas. As the story unfolds though, Nicholas becomes quite reckless and he marries another and there are hints at neglect and abuse (I'm not totally sure of this). She slowly falls in love with Alexander and they live happily ever after. There is an Epilogue where it says how they lived to an old age had many children and so on.

There is a side story with the evil cousin (I believe he had white-blond hair...).

It is NOT a Harlequin novel. I do remember that it had the type of cover like Heather Graham and Johanna Lindsey used in the 80s/90s.

For the life of me, I nor my mom can remember the author nor the title (obviously, or I wouldn't be here pleading!).

BTW....there's a website that helps you find the name of books if you know the hero and heroine's name: http://www.historicalromancewriters.com/hero.cfm

It didn't help me since I can't remember the heroine's name and there are a ton of Alexanders, but it might help some of you that know the names.

235Lvsbks70
Apr 16, 2014, 6:29pm Top

Hello, I am looking for a historical book, Regency, I think. The two main characters are best friends, the go horse back riding together almost every day. The woman is considered "on the shelf" I think. She leaves London with another man to go to a sick family members home, so she can help take care of the sick relative. The hero is suspicious and follows them. They all get stranded at an inn by a bad snow storm.(I think the hero's emotions are supposed to influence the weather). The hero uses the time at the inn to try to convince his friend that the man she left with is trying to trick her into marrying him.

Thank you for any help you are able to give.

236ktleyed
Apr 16, 2014, 7:15pm Top

#235 - this sounds like To Scotland, With Love by Karen Hawkins.

237aubreyr
Apr 17, 2014, 6:16am Top

Hi, please I need help finding a book, it's contemporary romance. It started with the heroine and her 2yr old son, apparently she was married and she left her husband, the reason I can't remember. A stranger saw her and her son at the beach and asked to take a picture. Turns out the stranger took it to her husband. He then came for them. Turns out he is a politician, he was running for governor, he was either a senator already or a governor running for a second time. He took her to his ranch where his parents also lived, he is wealthy. The was also something about her brother robbing a bank and he got shot but they never recovered the money and some pple think she is with it. They receive threatening letters. One day when they wanted to give their son a bath at night they found him asleep clutching a bill and the made a joke about the governors son having to take money from his daddy's wallet. In the end they found out that her brother hid the money in her teddy bear which she gave her son and that's where her son got the bill he was clutching from.
I know it's a bit disjointed but please any ideas. Thank you very much.

238Lvsbks70
Apr 17, 2014, 5:34pm Top

That is it. Thank you for the help.l

239touchekarma
Edited: Apr 19, 2014, 5:13pm Top

Hi! I've been trying to find this book forever. In this book, the hero is a lord of sorts and the heroine is poor, the daughter of the local bar/tavern manager or something. The heroine is rather ill-treated at her house and is dirty to look at etc. She's loved the hero a long time or something. Then one day the hero has his way with her and she ends up pregnant and the father sees it as a way to make money or something and forces the guy to marry her. And the guy's relatives turn the girl into a real beauty and the guy starts falling for her. but she loses her baby. And i think the guy's already previously engaged to some girl, who has no backbone and he doesn't like the fact that the heroine can think for herself and all. There's also some shooting and drama involved.
I read this ages ago and can't seem to find out which book it was. Can anyone help me?

240touchekarma
Edited: Apr 20, 2014, 8:28am Top

Never mind! I found it!

241daisy66
Apr 20, 2014, 11:05am Top

#127 Websbolt-- Could it be The Laird's Future Bride by Hazel Gower?

Also, I'm new to this group but desperately searching for a book!It is a contemporary romance and was written at latest a couple of years ago I think... Here it is some of the main points I can remember:
-The h was best friend's with the sister of the H
-The H was really dominant
-The h and H stared dating but the h was still a teenager, whereas the H was older by maybe 3-5 years. They were in a relationship for the summer? they fooled around before having sex in the back of the H's car and the h loses her virginity before a cop finds them and the whole town finds out about it.
-I remember the h's dad is an a**hole and looks down on the H because he isn't wealthy or something?
-Then the H leaves but always plans on coming back when the h is 21? finished college? but the h doesn't know this and just thinks he's left
-The H becomes a police officer and then is in some special forces team? I remember in the team was a couple and the wife was pregnant
-The h goes to a bar with the H's sister and the H comes and claims her and it's insta-love.
-After the H claims her they move into this big house with the H's sister and mother and get married straight away, then go on a honeymoon to the grand canyon?... somewhere local in America and they go on his motorbike I think?... while he sends his mother and sister to somewhere tropical..Hawaii maybe or somewhere like that.
-When they get back the h finds a bomb under her pillow and someone from the police force ends up being the one who put it there.. I think it was the captain from the other team??

Sorry about the long post and fuzzy details, if anyone knows that would be such a great help... Thanks heaps!

242daisy66
Apr 20, 2014, 11:35am Top

Sorry #127 Websbolt I just realized it couldn't be that book because that book was only released a couple weeks before you posted this but from what I remember it is a good book with the same storyline if you wanted to give it a go as well... sorry, I'll keep looking for the other book you were looking for :)

243harshbuttrue
Apr 21, 2014, 9:15pm Top

Hi,

I'm trying to find a book about a romance in Australia. The woman years later is a fashion designer in it having been rejected by the man who was a ranch owner and was married at the time they met to a sick wife.
She has a secret child and they plan to marry when she falls rock climbing and is blinded temporarily.

Anyone know it?

244harshbuttrue
Edited: Apr 21, 2014, 9:16pm Top

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245Kate11208
Apr 25, 2014, 2:30pm Top

240 Ok What was it?

246jaestir
Apr 26, 2014, 12:42pm Top

Hi! I'm new to these kinds of threads. This is the first time I've had trouble finding a book I've read before.

I read a romance novel about 5 years ago, it started with the heroine I think at her fiancé's funeral. They say how her parents are dead, and her fiancé is dead, and that's all I really remember of her life. Not too long after that they have one of her ancestors (like a great great great aunt or grandmother) practicing magic with her friends (in the 1800's I think) and they bring her back in time. Aside from that the only parts I remember are how she and the hero dislike each other in the beginning, and she's a virgin, and the hero and her almost sleep together in a carriage, and then they eventually do sleep together, after she's been grazed on the head by a bullet.

I've been looking for this for a while now, and the friend who I borrowed the book from can't find it and can't remember the name either! Thanks for any help you can give, I really appreciate it.

247SLP2be2014
Apr 26, 2014, 6:08pm Top

Hi all, I'm searching for a romance book about a Owner of a toy company who hires someone he thinks is a man to be a toy inventor/lab scientist, the person arrives for first day of work and owner realizes he has hired a woman, the owner has a troubled childhood where he never got to see his mom for a reason I can't remember, he doesn't believe in working women...other things I remember is testing toys such as squirt guns that squirt liquid that turns into edible bugs, a skateboard in a parking lot, heroine is rather clumsy and accident prone... They visit the heroines family, I know she is close to her nephews...they fall in love and want to get married but she doesn't want to quit her job but he doesn't want their future children to have a working mother...in the end they get married because they compromise...any ideas? I'm going crazy trying to remember the title...

Thanks!! :)

248Tinamae
Apr 26, 2014, 7:48pm Top

I need help finding a book or author. The father in the book has many mistresses. The father dies in a boat or maybe a ship wreck not sure. Father leaves a will for his son. In the will the father ask the son for a last request to find and take care of his mistresses and many children. The son was to be married but was left at the altar with no reason why. While looking for his father s mistresses he finds her. Each mistress is given a necklace or locket so she'll be identified as the father s mistress. Older book. I think England or Scotland somewhere like that is were the book takes places. Can anyone help find the book?

249starlightgenie
Edited: Apr 27, 2014, 4:52am Top

>247 SLP2be2014: Jinxed by Day Leclaire comes to mind when I think "toy company."

250SLP2be2014
Apr 28, 2014, 12:16am Top

Thank you thank you Starlightgenie!!!

251alliescott
Apr 28, 2014, 8:42pm Top

Looking for a book in which a young woman in Britain is accused oof witchcraft, hunted by a god freak lustful soldier, hides in a tavern pretends to be a prostitute and allows herself to be deflowered so she can hide in this mans room. He tries to protect and help her he may be married to a woman who acts like a child?named Alice? Or I could be mixing two books. I think the hero is a captain and heroine/accused witch is fleeing from or to scotland

252carynne86
May 1, 2014, 3:18pm Top

I have been looking for this book for over 10 years! I only read about a third of it before my mother found it and took it away ( I was 12 and VERY curious).

It was probably from the 90s. The cover was green I think with a circular cutout that showed the hero and heroine kissing. If you opened it there was a full pic of the usual heaving bosom. I'm not sure of the exact setting but I think it was England in the 1800s. All I can remember of the plot is that the heroine pretends to have a hunchback and limp and maybe a stutter to avoid marrying some rake who is being forced to pursue her for some reason. Probably money. She watched him have sex with his mistress when she hid in a wardrobe at a local inn. He realizes she is faking when he sees her riding one day and becomes intrigued.

That is all I can remember and even those details could be a bit off. Please help!

253startia.rife
Edited: May 2, 2014, 5:43pm Top

Hey! I've been trying to figure this out for days! Sadly, I do not remember much about either book. I read them in the last few years, but they very well could have been a much older books. I don't remember the cover at all.

I know both took place mostly in Scotland 1000-1300 I believe.

I'm almost certain they were in a series with connecting characters. I thought it was Julie Garwood at first, but no luck.
All I remember of the first book is that the heroine was basically taken by the hero. She would not marry him, so he tricks her into it. The entire time they are traveling she doesn't realize she is married and the priest doesn't realize she doesn't know. Then later the priest realizes his folly and tells her she must stay away from her husband so they don't consummate the marriage. This does not work though as right after this the hero arrives and takes her away to have their belated wedding night.

I'm not certain the second book connects to this novel/is in the same series, but I am sure the book below was part of a series and wasn't the first.
I know the heroine is beaten protecting a boy who was captured by the man of the castle she resides in (not sure if at this moment it is England or Scotland, but it later moves to Scotland). Not sure why she was there she might have been captured with the boy, separately, or might have been their for another reason entirely, but that night she escapes with the boy after protecting him and realizes she must get away that night whether she can barely stand or not. I'm pretty sure traveling priests find them and help and shes in a shack while the boys relatives are supposed to be coming and when they see her injuries they are shocked and at first she even tries to protect the boy from them. I'm pretty sure the hero is either the boys brother or uncle, but I believe it was his uncle that came to fetch him. When the boy's relatives arrive the boy I believe won't tell who she is but I could be wrong. It turns out the wrong boy was captured and that he had switched plaids with a friend at possibly a festival. The heroine is determined to tell the parents of the real family.

Also I accidently first posted this as a topic of it's own, I realized my error shortly after and I have managed to delete the contents of the message, but it's still listed as a topic/thread and I'm unsure how to completely remove it for everyone's convenience. If any one knows how to do this, I would appreciate if they would let me know!

254ktleyed
May 2, 2014, 7:26pm Top

#253 - I'm almost sure the 2nd one is Ransom by Julie Garwood, the parents of the kidnapped boy are the hero and heroine in The Secret. The preceding book sounds familiar, maybe The Wedding?

255denisekelly
May 4, 2014, 4:48pm Top

Hi I was hoping someone could help me find a book. I read it a while ago and cannot remember the name for anything. In the book the main character kidnapped a woman, with her brothers consent, he thinks she shot him when really it was her sister. He and his partner had just flown in some crates that was supposed to be supplies but was really drugs. The girls parents made her take responsibility for all of her sisters mistakes while growing up.

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

256eswinter65
May 4, 2014, 10:34pm Top

Looking for two books for a long time, both over 10 maybe 15 years old

One -young girl becomes shipwrecked at castle, maybe both parents died on ship? She wakes up in castle , amnesia or just fuzzy memory, two brothers , one very stand offish, one sweet , one named ian? Strange mother tries to kill her ? Many threats to her life made to look like accidents, one brother accused of killing wife ? She falls in love with sweet brother but nothing is what it seems , and she ends up with other brother , set in 1700 or 1800?

Second book, western jake or jack is a lawman, injured and collapses in snow , charity or chassidy picks him up and nurses him back health, i think i remember hot springs under the cabin, she wears turqoise beads in her hair, long and black , her "husband" died but she wasnt ever married, they were trapoed in a cave at one point , culpepper brothers chasing them ? He doesnt telk her who he is for some reason but i cant remember entire plot,

Please help.......

257a.marie
May 4, 2014, 10:59pm Top

So I'm looking for this book and I'm not sure how old it is, but I read it about 3 or 4 years ago.

It's a historical romance (regency I believe) and the hero and heroine meet years ago at a party. He's disgraced and she's a debutante. Somehow (I think one of her friends conspired against her) she ends up ruined and everyone assumes that she slept with the hero.

Several years later, her uncle decides he no longer wants to support her and needs to marry her off. So he contacts all the men who proposed to her years ago and sets up for her to visit them all so he can marry her off.

Long story short, she tricks most of them in to not wanting to marry her, but ends up getting involved again with the hero when she visits him in Scotland because his secretary mixed up the letters that were supposed to be sent out.

The hero's family died in this tragic fire years ago and he's estranged from his grandfather because his father married a commoner. His grandfather dies and the hero inherits a marquessate from him.

Him and the heroine end up married at some point and there's drama when she runs away with her con artist brother and her husband is accused of murdering her since she disappeared.

I also remember that he was a genius and had a photographic memory. I just can't remember who wrote the book or what it was called! Help?!

258aerogirl839
Edited: May 5, 2014, 1:25am Top

#257 I believe the book your looking for is Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught.

259EveeV
May 5, 2014, 11:13am Top

OK I'm new and hope this is not opening a new thread though I am doing this on a phone not a computer so there is a little confusion on my part.

So I'm looking for this romance novel that I read about 10 years ago. The only thing I remember about it is a woman being led by a man through a desert and she had to use the bathroom. Of course there are none in the desert and the man was slightly irritated saying something to the effect of him not having to use the restroom as often as her because he has trained his mind to ignore the urge. I know they were in a hurry to get across the desert and so stopping to do so was putting them in danger. Also I believe it was on a different planet.

I hope someone knows what the heck I am talking about. Thanks guys!

260reesa00
May 7, 2014, 1:24am Top

255, denisekelly> I read this book! I haven't found it yet but am going through my books to find it. I was thinking this was Lora Leigh or a similar author. I'm still looking...

261Tinamae
May 7, 2014, 1:36pm Top

I'm looking for a book. I don't remember the author or title but I think it had a necklace on the cover of the book. In the story a man is about to be married but the wedding don't take place because the bride to be. The father of the son in the story dies in boat or ship accident. The father leaves a will for his son. In the will the father ask the son for a last request. To track down the mistresses and any children they may have and take care of them. The man/son will know his father mistresses but a necklace/locket he gave. The man finally finds the woman who left him at the altar and why.

262polliana
May 7, 2014, 6:15pm Top

It's finally bugged me long enough... I had to come looking for help! I read a book last summer that featured a smart heroine and a rake (of course) and the heroine was trying to catch the attention of a young man she thought she loved, which the rake found both ridiculous and, eventually, alarming. He teased her and "helped" her and by turns, of course, they fall in love. I do remember there was a cricket scene in the book - I believe the setting was a country estate for a good portion of the book? I think the rake was a friend of the heroine's brother, perhaps? Good dialogue and humor. I thought it was Tessa Dare, but I couldn't find it among her books. Help!

And a bonus question... a long time ago I read a book where the very opening scene was the hero receiving oral "favors" while sitting at a ball. I can't for the life of me remember who wrote this book but if anyone know, that would be great.

Thanks!

263denisekelly
Edited: May 8, 2014, 6:29am Top

260, Thanks! I will look through all of my Lora Leigh books. I really appreciate the help!

264alli3chik
May 8, 2014, 10:08am Top

Hi glad this thread exist lol hopefully I can find this book that's been out of my reach for so long, The book itself is not what interests me so much but I need to find it in order to find the story that follows. It's about three sisters the first book is about the oldest who is blonde and the most beautiful one out of the three but she has a reputation for being an ice queen (supposedly her first husband could not consummate the marriage and everyone whose tried since with interest in inheriting her property/dowry has not been able to because she is so "icy") the hero in the story is a knight called nick or Nicholas and in the story the heroine even gets raped (ick) by the villain who thinks if he takes her virginity she will be forced to wed him (though he finds out she was lying about the first marriage not being consummated) Nicholas arrives while this is happening and stops it and the heroine ends up killing the villain by slicing his throat etc but it is the secondary characters in this story I love, the heroine's sister and nicholas's best friend who have a love hate relationship and whose story follows, where he kidnaps her on her wedding day. For some reason I think the book had a pink cover for some reason dont know if that helps lol hope someone knows either one of the stories! :)

265nanaama
Edited: May 12, 2014, 3:19pm Top

Thanks all, I've found the book below! It is "When You Leave Me by Lindsay Armstrong"

Newbie saying hello. I am looking for harlequin set in Australia where a nanny takes a little boy to the coast for holiday and later the boy’s father joined them. I think the nanny had a failed romance with her ex boyfriend. Thanks!

266starlightgenie
Edited: May 9, 2014, 4:10am Top

>265 nanaama: Maybe Crowned: The Palace Nanny by Marion Lennox? When I get on the computer later tonight, I'll see if I can find more books with these elements. In the meantime, it would be great if you can provide as much information as you remember, such as details about the cover or what date this was published.

267gks93
May 8, 2014, 4:56pm Top

Hi, I'm looking for a book that I read a couple of years ago. It's about a woman who runs away with her sister's two young children (possibly twins). But along the way, the children get kidnapped. A man helps her find them. She falls in love with this man and follows him to Wyoming territory (could have been another territory, but Wyoming stands out for some particular reason). I think that she ran away because a male family member repeatedly tried to molest her or something. I seem to remember something about her blockading her bedroom door at night so he couldn't get in. Thanks!

268Love_my_books
May 8, 2014, 8:15pm Top

267 @gsk93 This sounds a lot like Prince Charming by Julie Garwood. In the book it's Montana, but the other details like the sister's twins, them being kidnapped and her almost being molested by a family member and blockading her door are all in the book. Hope this is it!

269gks93
May 9, 2014, 12:24am Top

268 Love_my_books Thanks so much! That is definitely it!

270starlightgenie
Edited: May 9, 2014, 6:56am Top

>265 nanaama: You might also want to look into Accidental Nanny and Don’t Call It Love by Lindsay Armstong

271denisekelly
May 9, 2014, 8:31pm Top

260 reesa00> you were right! It was Lora Leigh's, Cowboy and the Captive. Thanks so much for the help!

272Lvsbks70
May 10, 2014, 6:32pm Top

I am looking for a book that may have been a Harlequin, but I am not postive. They hero and heroine are both ranchers or own farms. He is successful, she is not so successful. She works as his part time secretary to help make ends meet. He hurts himself, she drives him into town to the doctor. He comes to her ranch to help her, realizes how hard she is struggling and suggests they get married.

Thanks for the help.

273reesa00
May 10, 2014, 11:58pm Top

271, denisekelly> So glad you found it! I can't wait to read it again as well.

274nanaama
May 11, 2014, 1:09pm Top

starlightgenie - thanks so much for your help! I'm adding these 3 books to my TBR list. I think the kid was a boy. I'm still going through my list to see if I have it.

275rishiedove
May 13, 2014, 2:56am Top

I am looking for the name of a book.

It is about a widowed secretary or office manager of a company that I being bought out by an old foot ball player. The football player falls in love with her and they end up getting married at the end of the book. I know the title has the word silk in it and the book takes place in Texas. But I can't remember the name of the book or the author, please help

276kalise87
Edited: May 17, 2014, 10:27pm Top

Hi. I am looking for a book I read years and years ago. I think it takes place in England? And I can only remember a vague plot...a man and woman get married but he is forced to leave the morning after their wedding night to go to war (battle?). He is kept as a prisoner of war for years and is thought dead. Years later he comes home. He is angry at his wife because he thinks she moved on without him. Meets who he thinks is a young boy, who he finds out is actually a girl and later discovers is his daughter. Back at home, someone is trying to kill him, poisons his food, shoots him in the arm (I think) with an arrow. His wife becomes pregnant again. Later he and his wife are locked in the cellar. In the end, you find out the person trying to kill him is his brother (or close friend, can't remember). Thanks for any help!

277whatnow
May 19, 2014, 12:40am Top

I read a book several years ago and cannot seem to remember the title or author. The main female character's life is in danger and her bodyguard gets injured around the time hrr ex-husband dies. Since the bodyguard's soul has evacuated the body it cannot return so the guardian angels offer the ex-husband a second chance in thr bodyguard's body. In the book it mentions primary soulmates (people we would be most happy with and have highest chance of a successful relationship with) and other soulmates (people we could live happily with but with a low chance of success). The guardians screwed up the first time by pushing the husband and wife together which led to the bodyguard, the wife's primary soulmate, dying before they really connected.

278Jadebunny
May 19, 2014, 9:51am Top

Hello everyone,

I stumbled here on my search for a book... I hope someone here can help!
This book was published in the early to mid 90's, and I believe it was a Harlequin Historical novel?
Basics are the story takes place in England I believe, and love interest has a brief fling with the woman and she finds out she's pregnant but by then he has already left to sail away on his ship. He came back about 10 years or so later and reconnected with her and her daughter, who also had the same piercing green eyes as him. He gave her a gift of soft leather gloves that were the colour of butter... In the book they kept making mention of his outrageous green eyes...
Sorry for the lack of details, I read this book years and years ago and have been searching for it ever since! It's driving me nuts! Any help would be extremely appreciated! Thank you!

279er8j
May 25, 2014, 5:16pm Top

I am new to this site, but have been looking for a book, possibly Harlequin? about a musician and a songwriter who are divorced after the musician husband has a one night stand which produces a child. His wife, the songwriter, sees a tabloid in the supermarket which causes her to miscarry her own child. Several years later the songwriter is pushed to work with her ex-husband again, by him and the music label if I remember correctly. They go to an isolated cabin and naturally work things out. I think the male character's name is Travis or Taylor or something like that. I read this book in the late 90's/early 2000's. I think the title might have something to do with "song" or "harmony" ????

Thanks for the help in advance!

280arielifeoma
May 27, 2014, 1:46pm Top

The hero is a very tall man. I believe the heroine is also tall. This factors into the one scene I can remember: Towards perhaps the end of the book, the woman begins to go into labor even though it's not quite time yet. I think there is a snow storm or something preventing them from going into town or getting someone to them. The man then has to deliver the baby himself. He tries to convince the woman that everything is going to be alright. He gets towels and stuff. The labor drags on forever and he notices that something is wrong. The baby is stuck, too big (like his father). So he does the only think he can think to do and reaches his hand in to get the shoulder out. After that, the woman almost dies because of a hemorrhage. The baby is a boy. Does anyone know the name of this book? Please help. I'm a sucker for scenes like this so even a guess would be nice. I thought it might be a Danielle Steel, Nora Roberts or Lindsey book. I read it when I was a young preteen but I'm fairly certain it came out a little before then, so perhaps in the late 1980s.

281BkWrmNH
Edited: May 28, 2014, 4:15pm Top

I would appreciate your help. There was a book I read in the late 80's/early 90's (?) that I am trying to recall as I would love to read it again. It was a contemporary romance, and quite steamy.

A woman who is a virgin has a one-night stand with a man who is a business tycoon (oil?) who owns a big ranch. He didn't realize she was a virgin until they slept together. He freaks out, especially when the birth control conversation comes up (after the fact.)

This may have been set in Texas.

He has a younger brother who is a lawyer and works for their corporation (pierced ear at the urging of french man family friend during a drunken night, that he is still unhappy about.)

There is also a close friend / colleague (?) who is a french man with a vendetta against the family.

Said tycoon becomes incredibly upset when his former-virgin cuts her hair, at the encouragement of the french man. She is now pregnant, and the tycoon has sympathetic morning sickness, recommending crackers and cola to her. His brother teases him about morning sickness, wondering if he will go through sympathetic labour as well.

There was also a blonde family friend who is actually interested in the younger brother, even though appear to only tolerate each other.

This may have been the first book in a series. The only thing I recall from the cover is that it was a thickish book, a paperback, and the type of cover for romance books you buy at Wal-Mart.

Thank you for any help you can provide!

282KaileeJo
Jun 4, 2014, 3:52pm Top

Help! I read a book about a decade ago(found in my moms stash in the attic) and want to reread but can't find it.

Historical highland or lowland romance, can't remember which.

An orphaned girl (between age of 15-17?) Black hair and blue eyes? maybe green? Raised by her uncle I think? The two of them and a nasty old woman were all that were left in their crumbling keep in the moors I think. Girl was raised wild and like a boy, was called the baron by her keepers, her uncle? died. Englishman came for a reason I can't remember and she was his now his ward. He thought she was a boy. They were traveling somewhere for a long time. She had a big black horse and a huge dog that she grew up with. Englishman kept trying to change her after he found out she was a girl. She tries to kill him and run away several times. During one of the escape attempts she is attacked by men and her horse dies protecting her. Find out later from her taking in her sleep in French, I think? About her twin but she can't remember it when awake. They fall in love, etc.
Please help!

283debby1990
Jun 10, 2014, 10:16am Top

Did you ever found the name of the book? I'm looking for it as well.

284dfuentes
Jun 17, 2014, 10:15pm Top

Hi, I'm a newb. I read this book in the last 3 years and its stuck with me. It is in a trilogy. It is in early Scotland. there are two different clans. There is a heroine and she like runs her own clan for her father and brothers. Her father sets up a betrothal between her and a man related to the laird like a brother. The man is not happy. So unhappy that he drinks a lot during the feast celebrating their being newly married. He drinks so much that when he finally goes upstairs to consummate the marriage he passes out on the bed without performing the deed. She freaking out then decides to cut her leg so it will look like he had taken her virginity on the sheets. She accidentally cuts too big and deep and goes to sleep. Morning comes and shes still sleeping when her father and brothers and other witnesses come upstairs to see the proof of her virginity on the sheets. The groom decides not to wake her and so just picks her up and holds her in the blankets. Someone exclaims that the groom surely has rend her in two there is so much blood. Everyone is concerned and tries to wake her up, it takes a little bit but she makes a noise letting them know she is still alive. The husband has no recollection of that night at all. Later the father and brothers tell her that they are willing to take her away from her husband if she wants, she refuses. They in the end fall in love and are HEA.

Please give me any answers,guesses, suggestions, anything. Please and thank you.

285dena4kids
Edited: Jun 18, 2014, 11:02am Top

I am looking for a historical romance about a girl who is forced to marry. Her parents are not nice to her and make her get married by proxy. Also they send her to her new husband a week early and her escorts are attacked along the way. She escapes and arrives at the manor or castle/keep and doesn't tell anyone who she is. She starts working in the kitchens. Also the is a soldier who is the big quiet type that protects her. I read this book awhile ago and can't remember who the author is or the title. I thought it was a julie garwood or jude deveverux, but none of the descriptions match it. Anyone have any ideas?? It is driving me crazy!!

286turbinator
Edited: Jun 18, 2014, 7:28pm Top

i think is written in 1800s and was victorian
historical novel where the heroine lives in the countryside while her husband lives in london with his mistress after few years the wife comes to london for a few weeks and gets pregnant and then goes back to the countryside but falls off a horse and has a miscarriage. the reason why the husband left was because his bride was friends with his brother and he walked into his chamber on his wedding night to find his brother and his wife sitting together and assumed they were lover. please help i really want to reread the book

287celia.ang
Jun 22, 2014, 8:23am Top

Hi, I am looking for a contemporary romance about a girl who knows that her father wants her to marry a man he chooses as his ancestor, but she finds that man is cold and ambitious. to win the girl heart the girl father advice the man to take his daughter to some place far and the girl start to fall in love there. anyone has any ideas?

288disneyland92
Jun 23, 2014, 2:14am Top

HI, I can't remember a book. I think it's harlequin.
The heroine is secretary to the hero. He asks her to go with him to a dinner business meeting (with a man named Gabe/Gabriel D'angelo i think) and asks her to buy something appropriate to wear and something that will distract Gabe. He says that she dresses like the office furniture. So she does buy something that is not like office furniture which ended up distracting the hero during dinner instead.

289feastj
Jun 25, 2014, 10:13pm Top

I've Ben thinking of a book that I read about 5 years ago but it's from the 80/90s. It's either a harlequin romance or presents.

I remember this girl goes on a trip and gets invited to a villa. She gets a ride with a nice couple but they drop her off down the road and she has to walk to the house. When she gets to the house she is informed that it was all a trick and they want revenge on her family for something. They know she's the right person because if her eyes. She stays with the main guy until his mother and some family members attempt to kidnap her. Lithe main guy runs out of the house exclaiming that they can't hurt her because they are married. She agrees that they are. He convinces the riest to falsify the marriage license stating they were marrie before the attempted kidnapping. She wants to escape so she gets help from a scorned lover (?) of the main guy. She tells the main girl about a secret passageway in the house. She escapes and then realizes she loves him and goes back to him. Can anyone help me with this title? I have asked many people I know and no one remembersthis book. Thanks.

290piggyblue
Edited: Jun 26, 2014, 3:45am Top

Hi, need help with a book I read ages ago.male and female neighbours. Guy gets drunk after getting a dear john letter and had sex with his next door neighbour in his house. The female has been in love with him for ages. He doesn't remember having sex with her. She was a virgin. She becomes pregnant and doesn't tell him the child is his. He marries her anyway only to learn at the end the child is his..I know it's a vague description but help!

291piggyblue
Jun 26, 2014, 3:01am Top

Hi, second request. It's about a couple who are getting divorce or are already divorced. The husband is in the military. I Think it's the navy? The wife wants to get pregnant so she invites him over to trim the Christmas tree and seduces him.
Thanks

292Poonam_Nebhnani
Jun 26, 2014, 10:39am Top

Hi. I read an excerpt of a book a while ago and can't seem to remember where I read it. It was about a girl hiding from a famous guy (an actor, I think). They knew each other but she ran away. In the first scene the girl hides in the washroom, at an event they were both attending, to escape from him but the guy finds her eventually. I'm sorry it's so vague. I'd appreciate it if anyone could tell me the title. Thank You.

293cnczxx
Edited: Jun 27, 2014, 1:21am Top

Hey everyone im going crazy trying to find this book but i cant seem to find it. Its about a girl who falls in love with a viking and they end up living in the same house with other people, and they each like take turns doing things (like work around the house) and i think he had like killed everyone in the village. Then towards the end of the book this girl tries to kill the other one by starting a fire in the pantry. :

294brandyLLadner
Jun 27, 2014, 2:30pm Top

Thank you. I was hoping for help finding the title of a book. It is a historical romance in where a young women rose is forced to marry and knight of pendraon and the kings champion to save her twin how wants to go the convent. It starts out with the knight being sent to take over the property and marry one of the twins. The twin rose takes her sisters place at the wedding while her twin and mother leave for the convent. Can anyone help me with the name and author. I would love to read this again. I lost it in a fire back in 2005.

295malee1
Edited: Jul 2, 2014, 5:23pm Top

I am looking for a Mills and Boon book I read in the 1990's. The heroine met the h at a party where she was dressed up really tarty, he took her home and put her to bed. In the morning he told her that they had sex just to scare her. They met years later with the h as her boss, after the incident with the h the H had started dressing conservatively. The h was shocked to find out that the H still believed that that had sex. She didn't find out until they really had sex. I really want to read this again. The cover is green with the heroine in a wool skirt suit with the hero in the and it's snowing in the background.

296malee1
Edited: Jun 30, 2014, 3:26pm Top

brandyLLadner. The book is called The Dragon Lord by Connie Mason

297ILMBC
Jun 30, 2014, 5:18pm Top

290 - Is the book Seducing Simon by Maya Banks? The guy isn't a neighbor, but one of her roommates. The rest sounds the same. It's one of my favorite books!

298menya
Jun 30, 2014, 7:02pm Top

I read a book a while ago but I can't remember the title or the author.I hope you can help me!I remember that the heroes were adversaries.She is an english widow who was married to a much older man that was her mentor but never was intimate with him so she was still a virgin.He was Greek and,of course, very rich.I don't remember how or why but they decide to marry.She tries to buy a white wedding dress in Paris but he goes behind her back and changes her order because a widow should not wear white.They marry on a greek island that was either his or the place where he was born.She doesn't make a scene about the wedding dress but is dissapointed.After the reception he gets drunk and consumates the marriage.She goes to the beach in the morning to think but has an accident and is later recovered to a hospital.He regrets his treatment of her but she wants nothing to do with him.His mother comes to see her and convinces her to forgive him.Does anyone remember the title?
Please help!!!it is driving me crazy!!!

299brittybook
Edited: Jun 30, 2014, 9:15pm Top

92 Catliz, the book for the second summary#176 is The Copeland Bride by Justine Cole, another name for Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

300disneyland92
Jun 30, 2014, 10:39pm Top

#288 I found it. The title is More than Perfect by Day Leclaire if anyone's interested. (Also, the business partner was Gabe Moretti not D'angelo and has his own story. - Becoming Dante)

301lilucy83
Jul 5, 2014, 3:22pm Top

I need help finding a book! It has been my obsession for days!! I've been rereading novels trying to find it!!

They were in a war camp or castle siege and the heroine rushes to the hero to see if he's hurt. They kiss passionately, then he pulls her up onto the horse. She becomes ashamed/embarrassed and mortified she hides in his chest (to hide from his men). He says something like don't ever be ashamed of your desire for me and I think he chuckles.

It is similar to Brenda Joyce's The Conqueror, but that's not it and I can't find one of hers that may be it. Maybe Johanna Lindsey or Lisa Kleypas?? Please help!!

302ktleyed
Jul 5, 2014, 9:21pm Top

#301, not sure which one, but it could be a Julie Garwood medieval.

303NikkiKY
Jul 5, 2014, 10:30pm Top

Hi All,

I think I just posted this in the wrong place - sorry!

I am looking for a romance novel from the 1990's (I believe).

The woman goes to work for a company owned by an older man. She has a distinct name. The man believes she is his daughter once he hears her name, her mother's name and her approximate age.

His son sees her, is attracted to her, but has to leave for a business trip. Upon the son's return, he believes the woman has become his father's mistress due to father's interest in her. The father dies and leaves her a portion of his company.

Allegation, investigating into past, discovery that she had a half-sister which was man's daughter who died as a baby prior to woman's birth.

Man/son starts to romance her - his mother comes between them. Misunderstanding - reunite - happily ever after.

Any ideas??

Thank you!!!

304reesa00
Jul 5, 2014, 11:07pm Top

284 dfuentes> I think this is one of Lindsay Sands highland books. Maybe take a look at The Hellion and the Highlander or one of the other books in that series.

305reesa00
Jul 5, 2014, 11:10pm Top

286 turbinator>> A book with the wife and brother together on the wedding night is Lorraine Heath's Passions of a Wicked Earl but I don't remember the rest of the description in that book...

306reesa00
Jul 5, 2014, 11:16pm Top

303 NikkiKY> I have this book. Its Relative Values by Jessica Steele. This was one of the first harlequins I bought.

307NikkiKY
Jul 6, 2014, 2:15am Top

Thanks so much Reesa00!!

That sounds like the right book.

308liasaiid
Jul 7, 2014, 2:26am Top

There's a historical fiction that I just can't remember. I'm about 90% sure it was Scottish (possibly not set in Scotland the whole time, but the main characters were probably Scottish)? I remember there were three brothers, and each brother fell in love with a different girl. This may have been a three part series.

The first girl was very petite and had a very loud voice and disguised herself as a boy for some reason, and joined up with I think the oldest brother and his group of soldiers, becoming his page. He got really sick at one point and he still really didn't know she was a girl but somewhere in his fever they had sex (I vividly remember a line about how her slipper dangled off her foot the morning after for some reason). Eventually realized she was a girl. The next girl may have been nobility of some kind and she was kidnapped and presented to one of the other brothers dressed only in her really, really long hair. She was very feisty and they did not get along well in the beginning. Can't remember much about the third girl (she may have already been married to the other brother?) but near the end of the story there's a fight, possible siege, where the brothers lock up their ladies in this one room to keep them from getting hurt and girl #1 was really loud, girl #2 had very imaginative curses, and girl #3 cursed in Gaelic.

I'm fairly certain I bought this book from Costco sometime around 2005/2006 and the cover was probably red. Any help would be much appreciated, and thanks in advance.

309PsychoticHatter
Edited: Jul 24, 2014, 10:16pm Top

So I don't have a huge amount of plot on this book so I don't know if anyone can help me but here goes.

A woman marries a highlander and there's someone out to kill or hurt her or her husband (not sure). The wife ends up pregnant and only had an inkling that she was pregnant, she ends up miscarrying and her brother and a maid end up helping her through the miscarriage. Her brother asked something along the lines of "What's happening to her?" and is told by the maid that she is miscarrying and that she had just begun to think that she was pregnant.

I hope someone can help me. I keep thinking of Lynsay Sands but I don't know if it's one of her books or not.

EDIT: Kate11208 figured it out for me!! It's Highland Groom by Hannah Howell!

310lsparkman13
Jul 7, 2014, 7:16am Top

I hate that annoying feeling when I can just remember parts of a book, but not the title or name of the author. I remember a book about a woman who was hired at a company and working in the IT department, and then it came to the attention of the CEO that she was stealing company info...I can't remember all of it, but I remember the twist was that she did steal the info because she was blackmailed into it but she ended up building a program that would keep all other hackers out of the system...anyone able to help me out with the title on this one?

311PsychoticHatter
Jul 7, 2014, 4:06pm Top

248 dfuentes> You're getting your subplots a little mixed up.
The guy wasn't angry about the marriage he had a tooth ache and was forced to drink the Whiskey so that he could get his tooth ripped out. Also her Father and Brothers bring her to the Laird's keep so that they will marry. I think you actually connected some of the events from the other two in the Trilogy to the plot in this book as well.
I'm pretty sure the book you're looking for is Taming The Highland Bride by Lynsay Sands. Others in the Trilogy are Devil of The Highlands and The Hellion and The Highlander.

BACK COVER
She was ready to let her heart run wild . . .

Merry Stewart has had enough! Enough of her brothers, whose behavior would make even the most improper lady blush. Enough of their highland home, which would surely have fallen to ruin were it not for her. She dreams of escaping into the arms of her betrothed, Alexander d’Aumesbery—even though they haven’t yet met. But when they do, Merry is devastated. It seems he’s no better than the men in her family.

So beautiful, so brazen . . . From the moment he meets Merry, Alexander is overcome with desire. Desperate to convince her he’s nothing like the members of her roguish clan, he will prove he is every bit the well-mannered gentleman. Yet beneath it all beats a heart as intense and uncontrollable as hers. And finally, when his life is threatened, Merry realizes he’s the husband she’s been waiting for . . . and their passion becomes the one thing that cannot be tamed.

312Kate11208
Jul 8, 2014, 1:48pm Top

#298 - menya - The book you are looking for is all that glitters by linda howard

Desperately trying to deny the mounting passion he feels for Jessica Stanton--otherwise known as The Black Widow--Greek billionaire Nikolas Constantinos falls in love with her but is afraid of her dark and disreputable past.

From Amazon .... When Jessica Stanton refuses to vote on her stock options the way Greek billionaire and bully Nikolas Constantinos wishes, he decides to retaliate, until he meets her. The press bestowed the sobriquet “Black Widow” on Jessica because she married a man old enough to be her grandfather, a man who subsequently died and made her very rich. But Jessica doesn’t want wealth; she wants love, which she believes she’s found in Nikolas. Although why she thinks this, will be a mystery to readers since he all but rapes her time and again. As he hounds her and she repels him, readers will see a textbook case of verbal and physical abuse in a tale that epitomizes the worst of late twentieth-century romance. Alas, even Howard’s facile writing can’t save this story about a cruel man, a purportedly strong but weepy doormat heroine, and a ludicrous plot set in glamorous London and on a Greek island'

I know this review sounds bad - but it's not a bad book

313Squashpaw
Jul 8, 2014, 1:49pm Top

I am looking for a Harlequin Presents probably from Late 70s or 1980s. Heroine is British and maybe has or works for an art gallery in England. Hero is a rancher in Texas. The rancher's father got to know the heroine while he was in England. He left half of his ranch to her when he dies. The other half is left to the hero. She travels to Texas for the reading of the will. He, of course, thinks she slept with his father and is terrible to her. The rancher has orphaned twin nieces who he is raising. His brother and his wife were killed recently. The heroine has red hair and wears bold colors. There is a blonde not nice lady who is after the rancher's affections. The heroine plays like she and the hero are in a relationship for the twin girls sake. Rancher, of course, gets angry and kisses heroine. They eventually marry I think. Away from home. Not sure what made that happen.

Does this sound familiar to anyone? Thank you in advance for your help!

314Kate11208
Jul 8, 2014, 1:55pm Top

#309 - psychotichatter - the book you are looking for is highland groom by Hannah howell

Sir Diarmot MacEnroy, deciding his illegitimate children need a mother and his keep needs a proper lady, now stands before the altar with a gentle bride he hopes is too shy to disrupt his life or break his heart. The nuptials, however, are interrupted by the appearance of a flame-haired beauty carrying two babies, boldly claiming that she is his wife and mother of his twin infant sons. Armed with her seven large brothers, she has come to demand her dues. Having waited one year for the return of the handsome laird who wed her, bedded her, then disappeared, Ilsa Campbell MacEnroy takes matters into her own hands and sets out to reclaim the man she briefly and passionately loved. Stunned by his denial, her heart softens when she learns of the injury that has ravaged his memory. Now, she faces the nearly impossible task of conquering his past - and his fierce reluctance to share his heart.

She does get poisoned and that causes her to miscarry.

315FantomMorganna
Edited: Jul 8, 2014, 3:19pm Top

I need some help with a book title...(I read it about 10 yrs ago and it was one of my favorites.)

> I know it was about a dead sea captians ghost who haunted his house.

> A woman inherits/buys the place. Only she dies shortly after moving in and the sea captian doesnt tell her this till later in the book.

> The captian often likes to put on a big show during séances.

Thats about all I can remember. Any help would be awesome!

316Mehr03
Edited: Jul 10, 2014, 3:04pm Top

Hello...I am new here...please help me find this book.

1) The story is a about a cop/detective who goes to his grandparents' ranch/farm after being forced to take a holiday leave. There he meets a strong-willed woman who works for his grandparents. The woman takes care of her little brother and is afraid of cops. The hero is suspicious about the woman and falls for her.

Please do help me find this book. I will be most grateful. Thank you

317lilsquaw
Jul 8, 2014, 7:29pm Top

Hi, I am a new member and I have a couple of books I am looking for. I will start with the most important one and see if anyone remembers this. Ok here goes: This book is set in England, it is part of a three book series and this is the last book I believe. The Hero is a Duke and he contracts to marry the heroine but she is in love with someone else so she slopes with the young man she is in love with to Gretna green but is stopped by the duke and her brother before they get there. The Duke is within his rights to break the marriage contract and the scandal would ruin the girl and her family but the duke decides to go through with the marriage. The hero never takes his wife to bed. The book then goes on to their life together about five years later and they still have not consummated their marriage because the hero believes that the heroine still loves the boy she was going to run away with but she doesn't. She has fallen in love with her husband and they both have to tell each other that they are in love with the other before they can find happiness. Please somebody help me. I have been scouring my library trying to find these books.

318lilsquaw
Jul 8, 2014, 7:39pm Top

#308. These books are about the Montgomery clan by Jude deveraux. There are four books in total and the titles are "velvet angel, velvet song, highland velvet and I can't remember the last one but if you look up the Velvet Series by Jude Deveraux they should all come up. I love these four books. HAPPY READING....

319lilsquaw
Jul 8, 2014, 7:58pm Top

#239- This book is part of a trilogy I believe. I think the author is Jude Deveraux. If this is the series I am thinking of then the hero is named Wesley. I think the book is called the River Lady? I think another one in the series is called the Lost Lady. Try those and let me know.

320lilsquaw
Jul 8, 2014, 8:23pm Top

#115- the name of this book might be " The Conquest" by Jude Deveraux. If not that book is part of that series.

321lilsquaw
Jul 8, 2014, 11:20pm Top

#115- another book in that series is The Taming.

322menya
Jul 9, 2014, 1:09am Top

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!It is all that glitters by linda howard.Thank you so much Kate11208!!!!It was driving me mad!

323mouse17
Jul 9, 2014, 1:27pm Top

Can't help you too much with a title, but if it's any help, I remember receiving a copy of it (that would be between about 2002 and 2005) as a package from the Mills & Boon "Real Women" panel that they were running at the time. The aim of the panel was that they had a couple hundred of us who were working 'non-traditional' women's jobs that they would periodically send a couple of proposed new releases out to us to get our feedback on whether to stock them in.

I'd imagine, with the plot info you have, if you were to email Mills & Boon in the UK and let them know it was definitely a part of that research, they'd probably be able to track it down for you PDQ.

Hope this helps!

324Mehr03
Edited: Jul 10, 2014, 2:51pm Top

The heroine named Beth (I am not so sure ) lives with her uncle who is a designer. She has a brother who is quite rebellious until he marries the sister of the main male character. The main guy doesn't like Beth and her brother and did not want his sister to hang out with Beth;s brother. However Beth's brother eloped with the sister and got married. Both Beth and the main guy searched for them and are stranded in a cottage. They started to become attracted toe each other. Sorry...I know it sounds confusing but I don't know how to explain it more clearly.

Please help me find this book. Any help will appreciated. Thank you so much.

EDIT : Found it after an intense google search :D ...Winter Blossom by Dixie Browning. Thanks

325carmyy
Jul 10, 2014, 12:49am Top

I need help! I read this paperback a couple years ago. It was about a lawyer who is trying to get a position as a judge who helps an abused woman he found. His family is against it as he falls in love with her.

326Mel-Lissa
Jul 10, 2014, 2:08am Top

Hi. I'm a bit new to all this.I'm looking for a perhaps Western or Historical Romance novel I read years ago. I just remember bits and pieces.
The teacher and the hero get off to a bad start when he tells his niece at dinner that she does not need an education,only to find a rich husband and settle down. I think his sister is Lilian or something like that and has six children.
He gets ill after been bit by a snake and she stays with him until he gets better.
She has a migraine one day after teaching and he nurses her back to health with pain killers.
There's something about her finding a hidden room, something to do with a woman named Stephanie.....
The teacher almost gets raped by a family friend and attacks the guy with a branch, but not before her face gets swollen from his beating.
She's out horse riding with the Hero's youngest niece and they get caught in a storm and the niece dies after a tree falls on her.
He shows up at her room drunk. I think she woke up and he was gone and she decides to leave.
As she's leaving in the carriage, he returns, yells a bit at her for leaving, then reveals he left to go get her an engagement ring.

327Mehr03
Jul 10, 2014, 10:41pm Top

a modern medical harlequin romance book. The female character is quite clumsy and funny. She has been in love with her brother's friend since a teenager. After a scandal due to her, the male character had to leave town/university.I think she sneaked into his room and got undressed or something like that. Years later she met him again at a hospital. She is a new intern there. It is mostly a funny book...the female tends to talk to herself and ends up in funny situations. At one point, she had to share his house because her living headquarter was mugged. That's all I remember.

Please help me find this book. Thank you.

328crazyreader94
Jul 12, 2014, 6:06am Top

Hi ....I have been searching for a long time for this book I read long ago....its a contemporary romance set arnd the time that the twin towers were attacked ...m a former nurse applies to be the travelling cook with a small rock band ..... one of the members is diabetic. ....she finds love with another member .....the twin towers being attacked is also described and there are 3 to 4 other books in the series about the rest of the band members...... the heroine is a widow and her husband is shown to be unfaithful b4 he died ...... please help me find this

329KateAnn76
Jul 13, 2014, 2:40am Top

I cannot remember the name or author of this book. I don't even remember when I read it, it could have been 10 years ago or last year, but I cannot get it out of my head.

A woman just got hired as a secretary and ends up sleeping with her new boss (she doesn't know that it is him at the time) in the elevator (I think it was broken down and I want to say he had on a cowboy hat). He travels a lot and she only talks to him on the phone. Of course she is pregnant by him and he doesn't know it. She worries that she will have to find a new job because he is finally coming to work out of the office and she doesn't want him to find out she is pregnant with his baby.

That is all I remember, except her name might be Jess or Jessica. That also might be totally wrong.

330kaly0004
Jul 18, 2014, 8:13pm Top

I'm looking for a book that I read in the 90's about a female reporter/ anchor that was hiding her identity because she ran away from an abusive father. She ends up back on the property of a vineyard (I think) where her father worked and falls in love with the owners grandson.

I may be be crazy but I think there was an early frost or something and the love interest tried to use helicopters to dry the grapes.

Thanks for the help! I am normally a google whiz but I don't remember enough of the specifics top find this. I think it was one of the first romance novels I ever read.

331pauleyy26
Jul 19, 2014, 4:37am Top

I've been trying to find a book for months and I'm going crazy because I cant find it!!! I read it over a year ago and I loved it!

Its a book about two lawyers friends who work in the same place. They are working on the same case only on opposite sides. One night they are going out to eat and drop by each others place to change out of their work clothes and end up drinking way too much wine (I think) on an empty stomach. This causes them to get a little drunk and end up sleeping together. They wake up the next morning very confused because if I remember correctly, she divorced her ex-husband a year ago (? Again I think) and so she hasn't slept with a guy since him. And so feeling a mans body next to her makes her think its her ex. While he's confused because the bed too short for him, he's taller and his feet stick out. And so when they both open their eyes they freak out because they're good friends and can't believe what happened the night before.

Also, I remember her freaking out because she's pregnant then getting really sad when she realizes she's not.

Please help!! I've looked for it everywhere but I just cant find it :(
P.S. I keep thinking that her (female main character's) name is Faith.

332menya
Edited: Jul 21, 2014, 1:14pm Top

#330kaly0004 i can't remember the title or author(i initially thought it was a sandra brown novel but a search proved me wrong) but i can give you more details.she has an interview with the matriarch of the family and her father was also the owner of a small property confining with the vineyard and a drunk.there is a murder in the winery and that's how she's exposed.and there are other secondary characters like an old french vintner the matriarch had brought home after the war and owed her success to(named pierre,i think),his grandson who wants to continue his legacy,the d.a. who investigates the murder and is an old highschool buddy of the heroine and lots of flashbacks.sorry i couldn't help more!hope you find it!!!

333lelay27
Jul 21, 2014, 9:39pm Top

Hi I'm new at this but I'm looking for a book that I read my freshman year of high school and I can't remember the title or the name of the author. So if anyone can help me out that would be great !

In the book I remember that this teenage girl was either camping or they were at a party in the forest but her boyfriend convinced her to have Sex with him, and she gave in a couple of weeks later she found out she was pregnant. A couple of months later she was in the car with her boyfriend and she pissed him off but he wouldn't let her out of the car so she literally jumped out the car I can't remember if after or before this incident they got married but after the baby was born she forgave him and she had to leave her dad and go with her husband to Texas cause he got a football scholarship. Once they got to Texas it was all good for a while till one night he beat her up and raped her. She called the police but they didn't do anything . She was so scared she didn't tell no one she didn't know how to leave him and go back to chicago with her dad . And the baby was a girl.. I think .

If anyone can help me please let me know ASAP ! Ohhhh and on the cover of the book I remember that there was a little statue that you see on top of a wedding cake .

334danneel
Jul 22, 2014, 5:09pm Top

Help!!

Hi all, I'm new at this so apologies. I've done several intense google searches but nothing has popped up, so I'm really hoping y'all can help!! I'm looking for a book that involves a hero and heroine who were teenage sweethearts, and starts off with them coming back home (across the border of a state, it's unclear) to face her parents. I think they were off to get married. He gets arrested and she gets sent to be looked after by nuns, because she's pregnant. When she delivers the baby she is told that he died, but in actuality the baby was sent to the father to be raised. She comes across her son unknowingly several years later when he is about sixteen, picking him up from a gas station or something when he is trying to hitch hike home. He is a rodeo rider or something, and has a broken collarbone. She takes him home and realises his father is her ex, and thinks that the boy must have been concieved immediately after they were split up. It isn't until near the end of the book that she finds out the boy is hers. Until then, the father is angry with her because he thinks she abandoned her child. I feel like either the father or the son's name is Jet/Jett, and the other may be Justin. I feel like her name is Katherine, Kathryn, Kathleen, something along those lines. It was set in maybe the late 1980's/1990s, and the author was well known but I haven't got a clue!! Really hoping someone can help me out. Thanks!!!

335PsychoticHatter
Jul 24, 2014, 2:03am Top

Kate11208
Thank you so much! I knew it was one of my sister's books and it is! She didn't even remember about it! Thank you very much!

336PsychoticHatter
Edited: Jul 29, 2014, 2:17am Top

Here I am again. Possibly a Janet Chapman or Lynsay Sands (maybe, maybe not) I can't recall.
I'm pretty sure I read this book recently.
There's a woman who goes to a ski resort or something along those lines. She takes photographs while on the chair lift and while skiing down one of the slopes, and she ends up getting hit and knocked down. Her camera ends up going flying. A group of people who work for the resort through family (I think) end up helping the woman. I remember that there may be twins in this group. The woman had actually ended up taking a picture of the guy who pushed her down the slope possibly while she was on the chair lift. There was definitely a female cousin in the group who came to help because she is the one who found the camera.
I really wish I could remember because it wasn't very long ago that I read this but I keep thinking of Tarstone Mountain from Janet Chapman's Highlander Series but am not getting any title ideas!

EDIT: I know what the book is now! I did read it not to long ago and put it in a pile for my sister to read. She started the book today! It's Terry Spear Silence of The Wolf

337vampjaz
Jul 24, 2014, 8:39pm Top

Hello everyone,

I'm new so sorry if i'm bothering anyone. But there's a novel that I've been looking for years for. I believe it was about a woman whose husband died. She then goes to seduce a man who called her plain at a costume party but ends up seducing the wrong man because of a mix up in costumes. The man she seduced ends up making her his mistress. I think he is believed to have killed his wife. Although it was really his maid. In the end they fall in love.

338Wrap79
Jul 25, 2014, 10:48pm Top

Need help! Read this book back in the middle to late 90's got it from Walmart harlequin section... A lady runs a diner and for some reason she has a small limp and the Dr's told her she can't have kids(I think) this girl leave her baby boy at her diner after she tried to reconnect with her brother the babies uncle but when she sees him he is in a bad mood and she decides not to leave her baby with him. So she leaves the baby at they diner and the woman somehow knows or finds out who the uncle is and tells him about the baby. Which I think either the baby or uncles name is Liam. The man and woman start spending time together. The uncle wants the baby so does the woman... Something about adopting the baby but she can't because of something from her past and so he adopts the baby and then they get married I think. Please help!

339akina2
Edited: Jul 27, 2014, 12:58pm Top

@329KateAnn76
I know that none of the books I'm listing matches your description exactly but they're all about a topic very similar to that. It might be that you're mixing up 2 books maybe. Then it could be one of these books:

Caught on Camera With the CEO by Natalie Anderson
TO: All staff - Is this the hottest kiss you've ever seen?
Finally our playboy boss plays around at work! Watch this steamy clip of Alex Carlisle getting down and dirty in the lift with the brand-new temp... Heart-throb Alex has recently been spotted prowling the office floor - is brunette bombshell Dani Russo the reason? From this sizzling encounter, we think so! Now Dani's lost her job, and the office grapevine says our bad-boy boss has moved her into his bachelor pad and found her a job - but is an X-rated action replay on the cards?! Watch this space... Hot Under the Collar Naughty nights with the boss...

A Very Exclusive Engagement by Andrea Laurence
"What happens in the elevator, stays in the elevator, right?"Trapped between floors with his spitfire employee, media mogul Liam Crowe can't control the chemistry. First, Francesca Orr is calling her new boss names in the boardroom; next, she's kissing him! Now Liam has some choice names for Francesca: fiancée, maybe even wife. Because the only way to keep control of the scandal-plagued news network he's just acquired is if he settles down, and Francesca is perfect fake-fiancée material. But when she goes along with the plan, things get real—really fast—because there's nothing fake about Francesca.

The Greek Tycoon's Secret Child by Cathy Williams
"Gorgeous Greek billionaire Dominic Drecos has sworn off women...until he meets Matilda Hayes. She is truly stunning, but she makes it extremely clear she is off-limits. Dominic, however, is a man who doesn't give up easily, and Mattie very quickly falls for his irresistible charm. She has never experienced such an intensely powerful attraction before. She also has a new dream job—but then the bombshell drops: she discovers that not only is Dominic her new boss, but she's also pregnant with his baby...."

Hot Boss, Wicked Nights by Anne Oliver
Acting impulsively, Kate Fielding indulged in one night of steamy sex with a stranger--but her actions came back to haunt her when she discovered that her passionate lover was none other than her new boss, Damon Gillespie!
Mortified, Kate has to fly to Bali with Damon to a luxurious holiday resort for business. Kate wants to prove she can be utterly professional, but ten sultry nights with her bad-boy boss are going to test her resolution to the limit....

Riding the Waves by Tawny Weber
All uptight workaholic Drucilla Robichoux wants is to experience incredible sex, at least once in her life. So she heads off to Mexico for some sun, sand and sin. And she finds the perfect playmate in sexy surf instructor Alex. Her temporary boy toy teaches Dru to ride the waves, all right...
...right into the most intense climaxes she's ever had!
But all vacation flings must end. When Dru heads home, she buttons up tight again. Might as well keep this delicious fantasy right where it belongs... in her naughty memories.
So it sure is a shock when she walks into work Monday morning and finds her secret fling is her new boss! And he's definitely still interested in catching the big one with Dru.

Spanish Doctor's Love-Child by Kate Hardy
When dangerously handsome Leandro Herrera finds he's the new boss of nurse Becky Marston--the woman he just shared the most amazing night of his life with--he can't resist breaking one of his golden rules. He'll bed her again, though he'll still make it clear there will be no strings, no commitments.But Leandro finds it difficult to keep his emotions separate--especially when Becky announces she's expecting! Suddenly the hot-blooded Spanish doctor is demanding Becky become his wife!

340akina2
Jul 27, 2014, 1:11pm Top

Oki, I've got a request of my own as I can't seem to find it. Maybe I'm mixing 2 books up (in that case please name both ;) ) but I think there's a good chance that it's one book:
~Heroine has a brain tumor
~Heroine's sister tells her she can't get pregnant and asks heroine to be the surrogate because she's so scared of her husband who treats her like crap and would divorce her if he knew blabla
~Sister tells heroine in the last minute before the insemination that her own eggs showed to be infertile and therefore the heroine has to agree to not only be the surrogate mother but actually the biological mother as well but never claiming her baby in the future
~Because heroine had been brought up by her sister (?) she feels ashamed to deny her and responsible so she agrees and gets pregnant for her sister
~Her sister actually secretly stole her husbands sperm because she doesn't want him to find out about her scheme which is that she tells him she loves babies blabla but gets problems during pregnancy and gives birth in a private clinic (which of course is a lie and she just comes back with her sister's baby claiming it to be hers)
~Heroine's sister dies/disappears and the heroine goes looking for her baby
~Guy can't believe heroine because he thinks the baby is his wife's child

341PMcTigue
Jul 27, 2014, 3:31pm Top

deanarue The Phantom Lover by Elizabeth Mansfield?

342sssharonreadsss
Edited: Jul 28, 2014, 9:58pm Top

Thrilled to find this site/group/thread! Trying to find a romance/maybe gothic novel I read before 1976. Girl goes back home to an island or isolated coastline, where the only home other than her family's house is owned by the family of her childhood sweetheart. She never received answers to her letters, and thought for years that he had blown her off, but learned on returning that the two families had conspired to send her away and steal their letters and break up their romance. They defy the families, and renew their relationship, but she soon learns that violent madness runs in his family and his parents have decided to end the bloodline. After he attacks her, he winds up locked away for life and she winds up with the steady, protective fellow who saved her, but she doesn't believe she will be happy.
The author wrote an afterward revealing that her son was manic depressive, and she wrote the book from a place of deep personal tragedy.
Anyone recognize it? I really need to see if my memory of it is accurate and how differently it reads now that we know so much more about bipolar.

343PMcTigue
Jul 28, 2014, 10:44pm Top

@cmboyd2o #66 Could this be Savannah Purchase by Jane Aiken Hodge?

344karina2326
Jul 29, 2014, 2:37am Top

Hi I'm looking for a book, I think it's set in the 1980s. The main character is a British woman who's fathers has just passed. She's at his will reading and finds out she has to marry an American man in order to receive her inheritance. She agrees to marry a rancher(I can't remember his name) who everyone thinks is broke. She has a best friend named Babs. Also rancher is not poor. They are falling in love with each other but don't want to admit it. Umm what else.... She ends up pregnant with twins and almost dies when they are born. Also there is a sort of sequel but in the other book her cousin is kidnapped because of her Father, he's like a senator or something. Cousin is rescued by a man named Rio. They spend a night together and she ends up pregnant so he married her.. I've been looking for these books everywhere!

345VPJ
Jul 30, 2014, 1:25pm Top

I'm looking for a book for a friend. I don't know if it is romance or not. The plot of the book is a woman that dies and comes back as a ghost. She watches her husband and children. The cover is white, black and red (maybe). It is a recent book maybe in the last 5-8 years.

346BSoria10
Jul 30, 2014, 1:31pm Top

Hi! I'm super new at this but I have been searching for a book series forever and still haven't found anything yet. I only remember the details to one of the books so I'll try my best.

The main guy (also the oldest brother and Head of household) is cold and never shows emotion, until he meets a lady who is treated very bad by her aunt. The two main characters fight often but fall in love. One scene I remember really well is when he falls into a pond and instead of being angry he starts to laugh and several of his nephews and nieces join in. I also remember that one of the brothers is missing after a war, and in another book from that series it is his story and how he lost his memory and fell in love with a nurse. In the end he is reunited with his brothers. I cannot remember the series name or any of the brothers names. If any one can think of anything please let me know. Thanks!!

347ancnc1016
Aug 1, 2014, 1:52pm Top

Just like everyone else who has post, I new and need help finding two books.

The first one: H is staying in a cottage inn in Scotland goes for a drive gets chased by someone who's trying to kill her she ends up getting into an accident and falls into a portal where she is found by six or seven lairds they think she's a witch and take her to her to their lord. H thinks she might be a witch ends up falling for her and vice versa but deny it till H takes H to meet his family (woman, his mother, etc) Gets caught kissing by hero's younger brother. H gets kidnapped by hero's enemy during the fire went back to present time H found by cops who were chasing her they think she's crazy cause she says she was somewhere else. Ends up going back Hero and H live happily ever after.

Second book: H goes on a tour of a castle walks into a wall tapestry that that goes back in time to 1700 hundreds??? During the time of queen Elizabeth. Meets the boy who now is a man from her dreams he doesn't think she's real goes to chase her catches up to her but she can't go back to the present ...Hero has H help him by fulfilling a promise.made by the queen's husband to free the queen of scotland from being beheaded. Hero H and hero's younger brother leaves to save the queen ends up saving a young girl accused of witchcraft. H poses as one of the queen's ladies. H gets pregnant by hero plan fails younger brother gets killed leaves a son behind. Hero leaves h (BTW they got married ) behind. H gets harassed by some important figure head. hero comes back after awhile...

Hope this helps sorry I couldn't think of the authors names or the names of the characters.

348BluePort
Aug 2, 2014, 10:50pm Top

Hi guys, I'm needing help in remember the title or author of a book. It's a historical novel that happens in England, the girl is some sort of princess of a small country but had been missing since she was a baby. Ah, the Princess'ish' was raised by Native Americans and then return to England. Her mother flees with her to America and befriends with a Native American woman and when her mother dies the Native American raises her among her people. There comes an age for her to return to England to be reacquaintance with her culture. I remember she marries a handsome marquis, and she throws a knife in the hand of a thief in the middle of a dance. The thief was the marquis best fiend. if someone can remember something related I would be grateful

349divinebychoice
Aug 3, 2014, 1:00am Top

help find book for
#142 cecilyt01

So glad I found this site.
I hope someone can help me find this book, it's been 15 years since I read it but it has always stuck with me.

The book I'm looking for was possibly published in the 1980's - 1990's. It was set in England if memory serves me correctly, 17th or 18th century?, where the hero (I can't for the life of me remember character names) mistakes the heroine for his estranged wife (possibly ex wife). The heroine bares a striking resemblance to the estranged 'wife'. He assaults the heroine as he spots her near his home or possible on his estate (thinking she's the estranged wife) wanting to punish her for leaving him and his young son but is horrified when he realises that the heroine was telling the truth and is an innocent. The heroine also has a slight limp, an injury she suffered when she was a child and I think walks with a cane. After attacking her he takes her to his home and to tries to redeem himself in her eyes (not sure if he is titled, I'm assuming he is) and she meets his son.

Any thoughts would be most helpful.
Thanks.

350divinebychoice
Edited: Aug 3, 2014, 2:14am Top

this book is not historical
Hi, I can't seem to find a book

Know it's a harlequin book red cover keeping remembering a hArlequin desire recent not old 2-3 years ago

About a woman( reporter) who wants to meet her brother and calls him she hasn't seen him since they were adopted by different people one night she goes to a party to interview him (he doesn't know he was adopted) but he leaves with his wife or girlfiend and doesn't want to listen to her and has a car accident which he is in bad condition( dies in hospital) the man has a brother who meets the woman at the party I believe they kiss and he gets a call about his brother in hospital and she goes because she heard it was her brother .... The woman is confronted by her brothers adoptive mom and she refers to reporter as her old name which was Ashely or alice. She wants to see her brother before he dies , adoptive mom says yes .,.. her brothers adoptive brother believes her to be his brothers lover so he tells her to leave the hospital…and not hurt his brothers fiancé by her presence.

Later she gets invited to h brothers adoptive families home it's a vineyard estate to learn everything about her brother she's invited by the brothers mom which she tells alice that no one new that her son was adopted .... Her brothers brother tells her why is she there and she and him fall in love and they are sitting around the table and everyone learns that their brother was adopted ..and H is totally wrong about her being his brothers lover.

Plz help me find it (:

351divinebychoice
Edited: Aug 3, 2014, 4:23pm Top

#142 cecilyt01
Did you by any chance remember the title ... Because it sounds familiar and would like to read the book.

352cutsycat
Edited: Aug 3, 2014, 9:17pm Top

Hey I'm a new member and I'm trying to find this book I remember reading, but I don't remember much about it and may be combining a couple of books on accident.

The main thing I remember is that it's set in a time period where there's kings and dukes and such. There's a scene in it where the male is hosting guests at his castle or whatever and everyone's seated at the table for dinner when the female decides to tease him under the table while he of course has to maintain his dignity and can't leave since he's the host. However, she doesn't anticipate him turning the tables on her and he practically brings her to orgasm(silently since she doesn't want anyone to know what they're doing either) at the table where she excuses herself red in the face.

I'm less sure about these details, but I think they're the same story.
It seems like the main character(female) and the main character(male) weren't supposed to have sex(or a relationship) for some reason(I think she was like promised to the king or something but the main male character was a friend of the king and ended up having the king give his blessing for their union anyway), but the female character was strong willed and wanted the male character and eventually got the male character to give in.

I think the cover was pink. It was a full novel size. It's been out for a while as I remember first reading it around 17 years ago and I think it had been out for a bit before I read it initially too.

Any help would be appreciated. Let me know if I need to change anything.

353ktleyed
Aug 4, 2014, 10:07am Top

#348 BluePort - this is one of my favorite books! It's The Lion's Lady by Julie Garwood

354BluePort
Aug 4, 2014, 10:07pm Top

#353 ktleyed Thank you very much :) ! I'm very grateful to you and really appreciate you taking your time to read and answer me.

355BookLizard
Aug 4, 2014, 11:38pm Top

347> Sounds like something from Karen Marie Moning - maybe The Highlander's Touch.

356lesmel
Aug 6, 2014, 4:20pm Top

Looking for a contemporary romance written in the 80s. I would have read this in the early to mid-90s...so it probably was a reissue at that point. Authors (cont. rom.) I was reading at the time: Jayne Ann Krentz, Nora Roberts, Christina Skye, Sandra Brown, Sharon Sala, Elizabeth Lowell....

The heroine and hero:

* Woman owns an antiquarian bookshop. She buys a particular title that attracts the hero of the story. She is studying watercolors; but doesn't really get the technique (heavy-handed with the brush, supposedly).

* The man is a troubleshooter of sorts. He saved a friend's daughter from a cult prior to the book's opening. He, of course, has a complete understand of the watercolor technique the woman is studying. He has an annoying habit of being able to not set off the doorbell in her shop...which she can't ever figure out how he does it.

Key scenes in the book

* They end up at a compound where she is trying to sell this one book; and he is trying to investigate the potential buyer -- someone from his past that he thinks should be dead.

* Guard dogs are set loose as the man and woman try to escape the compound...the man basically puts the Crocodile Dundee whammy on the dogs and they are sudden eager to make him happy and do everything he says

* While at a party at the compound, the man is drugged and the woman makes him drink enough water to vomit whatever he had been drugged with.

* The potential buyer of the book tries to hypnotize the woman into revealing why the hero is at the compound with her.

* It turns out the book the woman is trying to sell has a strip of microfilm in the spine.

357Dazedandconfused
Aug 8, 2014, 8:24pm Top

Bonjour all!!
I have been searching for a book that I read a couple of years back, I found it when I was going through my mom's old stuff, and I can't remember the name of it or author to save my life! It was an old western, and it was definitely before 1998 at least. I remember that the heroine of the story was running from someone, I want to say a family member, and she settled down in a small town. I remember she was taught to shoot a gun by the hero and she was auctioned off along with a fruit basket because she was single. I also remember that it was set in an early time period. I want to say sometime in the beginning of the 1900s.
Please please please help!!!

-Daze

358ancnc1016
Edited: Aug 14, 2014, 9:03am Top

#355 I read the flap, that actually sounds like a good read. Unfortunately that wasn't it. Thanks so much though.

359diana_c15
Aug 9, 2014, 8:37pm Top

I have been looking for a book about twins that I read a long time ago! It's about a twin that goes off and marries a woman under his twin brothers name. The other twin then realizes that he has a wife he never really married. That's pretty much all I remember.

I'd really appreciate the help!!

360Katsa111
Edited: Aug 11, 2014, 1:29am Top

diana_c15

I read a book like that recently, but the twin that stole the name died and then his brother came back found a dead twin and a wife ...the Hero's name was Richard something...does that sound like it might be right?

Because that book was "The Countess" By Lynsay Sands

361carynne86
Aug 11, 2014, 11:01am Top

Reposting!

I have been looking for this book for over 10 years! I only read about a third of it before my mother found it and took it away ( I was 12 and VERY curious).

It was probably from the 90s. The cover was green I think with a circular cutout that showed the hero and heroine kissing. If you opened it there was a full pic of the usual heaving bosom. I'm not sure of the exact setting but I think it was England in the 1800s. All I can remember of the plot is that the heroine pretends to have a hunchback and limp and maybe a stutter to avoid marrying some rake who is being forced to pursue her for some reason. Probably money. She watched him have sex with his mistress when she hid in a wardrobe at a local inn. He realizes she is faking when he sees her riding one day and becomes intrigued.

That is all I can remember and even those details could be a bit off. Please help!

362Katsa111
Aug 11, 2014, 12:40pm Top

I am trying to remember a book but I never read the whole thing just the first chapter. Its set in the regency era and its a romance novel. The h is quiet, poor, and maybe even abused (in the past) and she marries a rich, title. H thinks h hates him and he isn't patient so they don't get along. She is out of style and his family doesn't like her. She goes for a ride in the rain and I think He goes looking for her? He is super protective. I know thats really lame but I would recognize the title or author if I saw it. I thought it was a name that started with "L" and had a "West" in it, but I couldn't find any authors like that. Thanks for the help!

363Barkybean
Aug 12, 2014, 7:47am Top

#356 lesmel - I believe the book you're looking for is Jayne Ann Krentz's Midnight Jewels

364lesmel
Aug 12, 2014, 9:59am Top

>363 Barkybean: ROCK ON. I have it in my list of read. I was even pretty sure it was Krentz, but nothing was clicking with me.

365lesmel
Aug 12, 2014, 11:03am Top

>252 carynne86: Your book might be Midsummer Magic by Catherine Coulter. It's the first in a trilogy.

366romanceadict
Aug 13, 2014, 2:42pm Top

Hi I am new here and have 2 books I am looking for. Dont remember names or anything.

The story takes place in London some time during industrial revolution.
There was this man raised in poverty. ( mother or father disowned nobility) Wealthy relations lacking heir so he leaves to go to school. Comes back rich to find sisters in poorhouse one sitting at rooftop. Because she has been sold to someone who likes children the wrong way.

Recues her before. Falls in love with a lady who is in a female group that does charity to orphans.

All orphans dressed in grey, all orphans born in may have birtday first sunday of may , all orphans born in june and so on.

He disagrees with their way of helping orphans. Sister almost kidnapped near the serpentine.

Friend of heroine jabs rakish friend of Hero with hatpin.

The second one is a historical western girl raised in bordello an law enforcer ca 1800 that is all i know.

367jacadiee
Aug 14, 2014, 10:28am Top

I have been looking for this book, literally for years. I'm desperate because I actually lost the book before ever finishing it.

It was set in the regency era, the heroine agreed to marry the hero for either a set time or until she gave him a son(though I can't remember why). She became pregnant and things were going well, but they went to an art gallery and there was a nude painting of the heroine. The hero thought she posed for it and became incredibly jealous. He choked her and she consequently lost the baby.

That was the last part I read before losing the book. Any help would be so appreciated.

I am also looking for another book, also a historical fiction, set in the American West. I cannot remember why/how the couple ends up together, but the man is letting her live with him and taking care of her with the intent of finding her a husband eventually. The woman doesn't want another husband because she is falling for the man she lives with. I know there is more to it than that, but it's probably been close to 10 years since I read it. I think the cover may have been blue or had a lot of blue on it.

Thanks,
Jacadiee

368carynne86
Aug 14, 2014, 3:17pm Top

Thank you so much for the suggestion, lesmel. I looked up the book and while it has some similarities, I don't think it is the one I remember. Any other ideas are welcome! I really want to finish that book :)

369Ghyllee
Aug 15, 2014, 12:17am Top

hi, brand new member here... i've been obsessed with finding the name of this book i read some years ago.

the heroine is a Quaker or Amish though i don't believe that ever being stated in the book. (she is a 'friend', even calling the king 'Friend George' and her prayer involves seeking the Light.) she marries the hero, uses the allowance he gives her to secretly open an orphanage, all the while she is being stalked by some other hulking guy (who is motivated by memories of his Quaker mother.)

thanks for any feedback.

370GemmaDilemma
Aug 15, 2014, 12:38am Top

Hi...so I've been becoming EXTREMELY annoyed because of a book I completely forgot the name to (and the authors name...and any of the characters names...)

I started it like...in January. It was a new release in the book store and I read about the first five chapters but never actually bought it. But I've been DYING to read it again. So...

There was this girl who was in a coma. And she was completely aware of everything around her but no matter how loud she screamed nobody seemed to hear her. She would slip in and out of "reality" (I guess), sometimes able to hear and see her hospital room and doctor and nurses and parents, but sometimes she would slip into a dream. I remember she had some dream about her older brother, who I sadly forgot the name to, but I know she loved him a lot. There were also newspaper clippings telling about how she got into the coma.

I think it was something about a motorcycle accident with her brother, but I don't remember the exact details. But I DO know the brother died and she doesn't really know it.

So...if you could just tell me the title or the authors name, that would be great! I mean, I remember what the cover looked like, but that's not very helpful....

Thanks

GemmaDilemma

371ktleyed
Aug 15, 2014, 1:06pm Top

#366, Sounds like the book you're looking for is The Perfect Waltz by Anne Gracie.

372macownr
Edited: Oct 11, 2014, 10:21am Top

Driving me crazy! Pretty sure it was a Harlequin. H is the owner of the business; h works for him and is somewhat introverted. She was a late in life baby and her elderly parents recently died. I think there was a pet cat too. During some kind of company event the H and h sleep together but for some reason she doesn't really remember it. She starts coming out of her shell a bit - I vaguely recall she cuts her hair and dyes it platinum blond. I remember the end of the book he's standing at his office window watching her cross the courtyard of the building with three little girls in tow. Probably around 2005 time frame. I've googled every combination of this description and can't come up with it. Thanks for any help!

Finally found it - Reckless Scandal by Susan Napier - in case anyone is interested.

373invincible005
Edited: Aug 18, 2014, 9:14pm Top

The author of the book is linda howard a lady of the west

374invincible005
Edited: Aug 18, 2014, 9:10pm Top

Hi, im looking for a book about a girl that slept with her father's friend one night and is shocked when his engagement is announced. She's leaves town, comes back a few years with her son and her ex husband on the loose. Her father was a preacher or so and was ill so she had to come back to run the famiky business. I know the H's name was Austin or a name that starts with an 'A' and the ex husband had a name that started with 'N' and he came back later to kidnap her son ?

375invincible005
Aug 17, 2014, 1:07pm Top

Please if you remember the title id like to read it as well

376mandiep24
Aug 17, 2014, 1:11pm Top

Hi,

I'm trying to help my Mom find a book. She gave me some of the description. Sorry, it isn't a lot to go on. I just figured that I would try in case it triggered something.

She's looking for a 3 book series. Mother marries a Compte. There were three brothers, two were twins. Mother takes oldest son to England. Doesn't know what happens to the other brothers. One of the boys gets put in a prison for 20 years. This prison is in France. He was put in when he was 9/10 years old. The father is beheaded. In the last book, one of the brothers is a ship captain/pirate. Sorry this isn't a lot to go on. Any suggestions?

377Alanna-B
Edited: Aug 19, 2014, 11:22am Top

Hello it's lovely that people go to such trouble to help others to identify lost books. I'm trying to recall a novel set in the middle ages. It will have been published in the 70s or 80s, but I can't remember by which company.

The plot: A girl is taken from a convent to be married to a stranger in exchange for the wife he had been promised, a relation of hers who has I think married someone else. The heroine is pleased to go from an austere life and unkind nuns, but is apprehensive as she has been told that she is ugly. She is not, though.
Any help would be much appreciated!

378mmarcy
Aug 19, 2014, 10:34pm Top

I've been looking for a book for a few years, my guess it was written in the 1990s, a contemporary romance novel. I do know that cover is the silhouette of a man running towards the capitol or another government building.? There were two main characters, a man and a woman, definitely romance throughout the book. One romance scene is they are in a cave with sleeping bags. They are both explorers/very rich and are searching for an object or treasure. They meet in the woman's mansion or family home. I do remember a passage where the woman has a hologram of the object in her office and the man comes in and says "woah, you have the__?!" I also remember a scene at the end of the book where the main female character is hanging off a cliff after fighting with another character. Pretty vague but hope someone can help!

379lesmel
Edited: Aug 20, 2014, 9:03am Top

>378 mmarcy: This is the 3rd in the Wind Dancer series by Iris Johansen. Reap the Wind

ETA touchstone

380BigCheeks90
Aug 20, 2014, 12:43am Top

Hiya there.

I'm looking for a historical / western romance book that has a cover of a woman in a dress and near the back is a little boy in a wheelbarrow. The little boy has some type of disability that makes it difficult for him to move too much and he can easily get sick. Near the beginning, the someone gets married and a stove is pushed later inside a person's house. In the story the male love interest attaches a string to a hammer and to the boy's hands so he has a good grip to it while he hammers nails. Man throws the boy then the woman into a pile of leaves. The man brings the boy a dog and the boy wakes up from his sleep to it licking his face. The man and the boy participate in a wheelbarrow relay race. The little boy is placed in the barrow and screams out directions for the man to go to. In the end, the man ties a ring to the dog and that's how he proposes to her.

381paigebotts
Aug 20, 2014, 9:21pm Top

Hi I am looking for the name of a book.

The first ch in the back of another(which I now cannot find) started with a woman and her sister in a small cabin maybe. The sister is giving birth and the child had passed. The local royalty (duke, unsure) had an evil wife who had also just given birth. She sent her gaurd to kill her child or leave him else where I'm not sure. This is where I get a little hazy but the gaurd leaves the child with the sister who is dying after giving birth. The gaurd feels sorry fo the child possibly and gives them something saying one day they could use it to prove the child's identity. The ch ends with the girl burning her sister and leaving with the royaltys child.

Sorry I'm fuzzy on the facts. Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

Thanks

382grusmall
Aug 21, 2014, 3:20pm Top

Hi I'm looking for a contemporary romance from the 80's or 90's about a rich jaded playboy who pursues a woman who came to one of his parties and was shanghaied into an orgy against her will. During the same party he also auctions off her fiance's under-aged sister who is sexually out of control. Then he somehow convinces the woman to marry him even though she finds him contemptible. I believe he also has malaria.

383aglotzba
Aug 22, 2014, 8:31am Top

okay i'm looking for a book i read recently that for some reason i can't remember the name or find the book. Its about a women (a) and a crippled man (b), b's brother, and a young women. a is asked to come to b's brothers estate because b cannot walk and is refusing to get help. So a comes and starts pushing him into trying, eventually b starts walking again and a and b marry. On the day of there wedding they go to the mill that b's brother owns to see what the commotion is about. While inside the boiler in the mill explodes and a and b try to help all the people hurt in the explosion. They then find that b's brother was killed when the explosion threw him against a wall. B is heartbroken but takes over the mill. We then find out that the young women that was staying with the family is b's brothers illegitimite daughter with one of the servants that he loved. A and the young women go to the mill and they are attacked by a religous man who confesses to blowing up the mill becasue it is wrong. He attacks a and almost kills her till the women from the mill show up then while the religous man is trying to get away a piece of the broken mill hits him on the head and kills him. ANd that's pretty much the ending. Sorry this is so ong but for some reason i cannot remember any names from this book, and i cannot find the copy that i own in my house. I would like the name or author so i can buy another copy.

384liesbethlap
Edited: Oct 14, 2014, 5:10am Top

@ #12 rose1019 said:

"Years ago I started reading this book and got interrupted and was never able to finish it. It's been driving me nuts through the years! I believe it was a Harlequin. The woman is a surgeon who was working too hard and (I believe) collapsed and was forced to take a vacation. She is staying in this house and the next door neighbor's dog comes over. She is mistaken for a teenager and is hired by her neighbor as a housekeeper or assistant? She pretends to be a teenager and the neighbor is conflicted because he is attracted to her."

It All Depends on Love by Roberta Leigh

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2107220.It_All_Depends_on_Love

The Goodreads summary is not clear. Look at the comments for a better summary.

Edit:
Maid to Measure by Roberta Leigh?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2702084-maid-to-measure

385mmarcy
Edited: Aug 23, 2014, 11:25pm Top

Thanks lesmel that is it!

386Kate11208
Aug 24, 2014, 8:39pm Top

#381 paigebotts

The book you are looking for is If he's Wicked by Hannah Howell

She saves his life... For Chloe Wherlocke, it all begins with a vision - a glimpse into the future that foretells a terrible plot against Lord Julian Kenwood and his newborn son. Chloe's psychic gift allows her to save the child from certain death, but the earl remains in grave peril...But when he steals her heart...Julian Kenwood knows someone is trying to kill him and he suspects his scheming wife and her lover are behind the plot. But Julian is shocked when Chloe, a captivating, dark-haired stranger, warns him that sinister forces are indeed at hand - and exposes a devastating secret that changes his life forever...Will she resist - or surrender? As Chloe reveals her plan to save Julian, neither can deny the attraction that grows each moment they're together. Chloe knows the highborn earl could never love her as she loves him. But when danger strikes closer than ever, Chloe must risk everything - or lose Julian forever

387ruddtwo
Edited: Sep 21, 2014, 9:59pm Top

Hi all! new to the group...found y'all by searching--in vain--for a book. Here's the basic premise: In probably Regency England, a girl is basically forced into being a courtesan to pay her family's debts. I think her father may be dead? Eventually she pays off the debts and gets out of the business. I don't remember how she meets or falls in love with the hero. Somehow the guy who the family owed adds more debts to force her back to being a courtesan and she goes to a friend/family member of the hero to borrow money. The hero defends her honor in front of a bunch of men who were going to bid on her or her services. Please help--it's driving me crazy!

388smb228
Aug 28, 2014, 1:36am Top

hey all, I'm looking for a book I read probably in 2011 but it may be older than that. It was a Regency era romance. I read it on my Kindle but stupidly got rid of it and I want to read it again. I can't remember the author or characters' names, but here is what I do remember:

-the hero inherited a bankrupt title from his brother- the brother was going crazy and redecorating the mansion but spending all the money
-the hero and the heroine may have been childhood friends- I'm pretty sure they knew each other before
-the hero needs the heroine's money to restore the estate but of course there is drama and I remember him saying something like he would find a way to fix things without her money
-the hero's brother wanted the hero and heroine to be married and the only room in the mansion that was tastefully/perfectly done was her bedroom
-the main staircase was missing, the brother got rid of it but never replaced it (he sold everything for a pittance)

I've been trying to find this book again for 2 years, I hope someone knows what I'm talking about! Thanks!

389MariaLalalove
Aug 28, 2014, 3:31am Top

I've been trying to find this book but still to no avail.
It had a historical setting and the hero's name may have been "Quentin" (I tried the search bar but I could not find it). So the scenes that really stuck to me are the following:

*The heroine was a caretaker of the horses and was always untidy
*Heroine's father died so the main house had to take her in
*Hero has a bossy mother who made the heroine act as her personal maid
*PLOT TWIST: Heroine was in fact, a granddaughter of a rich Lord. She is said to be as beautiful as her mother (Grandfather recognized her when she went to the library when she was called)
*Hero was distraught when heroine had to leave with his grandfather
*Heroine came back, gorgeous and tempting as ever
*Hero is possessive as hell. One time, he offered the heroine some food from the kitchen but the kitchen staff was giving her the stink eye so she went out. A Lord from the nearby place had offered her food and even sat with her as they ate together. Hero saw all these and he was fuming.

I believe the heroine lived in the middle of the forest. I also remember her alcoholic father having a huge collection of books. It's not much but please give me a hand here.

Please, I want to read this book again :(

390Cvmagnolia
Edited: Aug 28, 2014, 2:58pm Top

Help! I have been trying to find a book. Title and author unknown. Read 1997 or so. Book cover was paperback, green with a woman and man in front of a plantation like house. Set in the west. Woman traveled to claim inheritance, deceased mother ran a brother. Co owner is hot. Something happens, the ride west. Find a baby whose parents were killed. She gets a thorn in her leg and almost dies. Comes back and is almost killed by step father.

391paigebotts
Aug 29, 2014, 12:31am Top

Wow thank you that's it :) I appreciate it.

392romanceadict
Aug 29, 2014, 5:57am Top

Thank you so much. That is the one

393RobinReads
Edited: Sep 9, 2015, 10:45pm Top

***EDITED*** Sept 9, 2015 HELP PLEASE :)

Hello, new member and so glad I found this group.
I am looking for three books.

The first I think is Harlequin Romance: A timid burly man who doesn't think he's worth loving. A farm house? Maybe? I think he was wet maybe from rain and needed a change of clothes??? Night time in dark kitchen.
hen.

The second Historical Romance: Coastal town, pirate (maybe) but captain of ship and a woman who always faints around him. Unlikely romance. Ends up taking her on ship.

The third Historical Romance: Mostly what I remember is beautiful hand held fans. I think the heroine made them or her family did. King, castle, court and so on.

I know this is all VERY vague, but it's all I can remember.

Thank you, these have been driving me nuts for years.

394Mad67
Edited: May 14, 2015, 12:34pm Top

Please can anyone help. I have been trying to find this book for a while. I read this about 15/20 years ago. Historical Romance. I think it was set during a war. Hero/Heroine were engaged/married, she was pregnant. She gets beaten by some men possibly soldiers for being a Protestant. She miscarries and gets amnesia. He hears the men/soldiers bragging about what they had done and attacks them in his rage and grief. He thinks she is dead. She becomes mistress to a Captain/Colonel, Hero works for the other side and captures her and does not believe her when she tells him she cannot remember them. They kiss and she whispers his name without realizing what she has said. He calls her a liar and does not believe that she does not know him, then hands her over to his friends after traveling a fair distance. It becomes known that she was actually a spy working for the his side called Angel i think it was. She gets caught and sent to prison for treason to be executed i think it was. He and his friends breaks her out. She gets really sick due to her imprisonment and he looks after her. In the end she tells him she was never the captain/colonel mistress as he was impotent. He was the only one that she had ever loved. Can anyone help please

395ruddtwo
Aug 31, 2014, 10:12pm Top

Maybe by Stephanie Laurens? She has a whole series of books that do the go backward/go forward in Scotland.

396lopka
Sep 1, 2014, 9:42am Top

@ 389

I think it's The Loving Slave by Margaret Pargeter:

When did love turn to vengeful hate?
Young Gina hero-worshipped Quentin Hurst, but to him she was just a child, a dirty tomboy who helped in his stables with the horses. His frequent snide remarks had been cruel, but she'd always forgiven him.
Except for the cruelest cut of all--his smiling indulgence of the elegant Blanche Edgar.
But Gina was older now, with beauty and status of her own. The wounded heart she bore was a woman's heart, and now, in turn, with a woman's wiles she wanted to hurt Quentin. . .

397lopka
Sep 1, 2014, 9:46am Top

@16
Hey, this is kind of an old request and not sure if it has been fulfilled already, but is it perhaps Hearts Aflame by Johanna Lindsey?

Lady Kristen Haardrad met the icy fury in her captor's crystal-green gaze with defiance. She was the prisoner of Lord Royce of Wyndhurst, but his slave she'd never be. This powerful Saxon lord had at last met his match in the Viking beauty--his equal in pride, in strength... and in the fierce, hot hunger of insatiable desire. But Kristen could not know the torment that divided his soul; how he ached to hold her soft, supple body, thirsted for the ringing joy of her laughter--yet hated her for an ancient crime that was not her own.
But her golden loveliness drives him mad with desire, her fiery eyes taunting him, compelling him to claim her. Until, in wordless surrender, they cast aside the shackles of doubt and distrust to unite forever in the searing promise of all-consuming love.

398lopka
Sep 1, 2014, 10:14am Top

This is a great topic! I'm just finding it a bit difficult to navigate between fulfilled and unfulfilled requests... but maybe I'm doing something wrong. Is there a way to group them together or something?

I also have a request of my own, if someone happens to remember the plot... it's a bit vague and I may be mixing two different books together in my head, but I think it's one of those "going back home" themes. They were maybe step-brothers (from different parents), but then there was also a little brother who I think is called Michael.
The girl already liked the H and she goes back home when their parents die in order to help taking care of Michael?

*She ends up choosing a room to sleep in only realizing it's the H's room when he comes back drunk in the middle of the night.
*They end up sleeping together for real, but it's a lousy experience for her as he was drunk and just went on with it.
*The next day he sees the blood and thinks he was violent with her until she explains it's just due to circumstances... From there on he tries to redeem himself and try to prove to her he isn't such a bad lover and it all can be a pleasurable experience, but she's not so sure...

I think there's also a scene where she and Michael go on shopping and end up wearing matching red t-shirts.
The H and h end up getting together again on board of his yacht or some trip like that...

If anyone can remember this book, please let me know. I don't think it's a recent book.

399lopka
Sep 2, 2014, 7:06am Top

@377
It reminds me of The Overlord's Bride by Margaret Moore, but that wasn't published in the 70s or 80s =/
Sorry for not being able to help after all.

400divinebychoice
Sep 2, 2014, 7:54am Top

Help #142
Please help find book

401lopka
Edited: Sep 3, 2014, 10:10am Top

@ 142
Well, I'm guessing it's not because it isn't set in the 17th or 18th centuries and her injury wasn't from when she was a child, but the plot sounds very similar to Journey Into Love by Jessica Logan. That's the closest one I can think of...

402LaciLynn
Sep 3, 2014, 11:34am Top

I used to have a romance novel on my old laptop but then it got a virus and I lost my 300+ collection of romance novels. There's this one book that I had just started reading but now I cannot recall the title or author. The book was about a woman from the present time and sent back in time after taking a nap in front of a portrait of a woman that looked exactly like her. She walks up in a different time era and this man is saying that he is her husband and that she left him/faked her death so that she could run off with someone else. There's also his real wife running around somewhere. He basically dislikes her because he thinks that she is pretending to have amnesia. That's as far as I got in the book. If anyone knows the book that I'm trying to remember, could you please tell me?

403staceyrh
Sep 3, 2014, 3:01pm Top

404staceyrh
Sep 3, 2014, 3:15pm Top

#253 your2nd book is by Julie garwood ransom 1st is by her s wwell just don't remember the exact one

405sommar123
Sep 3, 2014, 3:26pm Top

#301 - I'm not sure, but it sounds a bit like a book I've been trying to remember for a while and then today it finally hit me! The book is called "Winds of Enchantment" by Jan McGowan. This is the description:

In a turbulent, perilous age, the mighty barons of England gathered against their liege lord…King John, debauched master of a licentious court, cursed ruler of their beloved land. Far from the intrigues of nobles, proud Kate accepted her destiny. A serf by bitter circumstance, she was bound in desire to the powerful Baron Darcy, arrogant seigneur of Eyrie Castle. His powerful passion equaled her own -- but custom decreed for him a marriage of wealth and rank. When Darcy set Kate to rule his domain, jealous tongues named it witchcraft. And enchantment it was, in the soaring rapture of their bodies’ delight. But when Kate scorned the lust of King John himself, he vowed a cruel vengeance on her…and on the tender promise of her love…

I hope this helps!

406staceyrh
Sep 3, 2014, 6:31pm Top

Looking for an older (1990s) military romance. About a single mother raising her young son and daughter in Arizona? She makes neon lights for a living her husband died somewhere over seas while serving in the military. Her children meet a man at their daycare whom everyone loves but has scars on his face. He convinces the mother to date him and she later discovers that he's actually her husband who has taken on a new identity socould return to her and their children. Any help woue awesome, thanks! Any

407SweetiesMom
Sep 3, 2014, 11:34pm Top

4 Camblue - You probably got the answer a year ago (!) but just in case you're still looking, I believe the books are Jasmine Moon and the sequel Daughters of the Summer Storm by Frances Patton Statham.

4084jlmm
Sep 4, 2014, 1:04pm Top

Hello All, thought I'd give it a try!

Historical fiction romance

A young girl escapes the massacre of her family, late medieval period I think, Scotland England something to do with Roses. She is fostered by an old lord and married or betrothed to the son... Book is more political than bodice ripper. The girl also has the second sight and I think she weaves tapestries. The secondary plot, As I recall, the old lord has a real daughter that he wedded to a real asshole in a castle by the water, her name was elinore or Elizabeth etc and she comes home after almost being murdered by her husband by being stranded on a little island at low tide. the main heroine eventually falls in love with the son and some kind of mystery is solved about the murder of her family. Anyway, I read it in 1996 or so but the author and title have disappeared from my memory. I think there was a sequel about the Elizabeth but I never found it to read it. A female author. thank you!

409lopka
Sep 5, 2014, 8:08am Top

#408

Is the sister's name Elspeth? I think the book you're looking for is Lion's Heart by Suzanne Barclay.
The second book on that series (for there are a few more related books) is about Elspeth and is called Lion of the North.

410Em.417
Edited: Sep 5, 2014, 4:30pm Top

Hi everyone SO glad I'm not the only one! :) I've been trying to remember this book.. a mix of mystery murder and romance. It starts out at a high school dance in the prologue about a girl named Karen. Who runs through a sort of Bush maze beside the school and finds her date I think his name was jake..dead and stuck to a tree with an arrow through him.. there were two other girls who ended up narrating as well who are from the beginning who are all tied to this boy. When the first chapter begins it is 20 years later and the Karen lady is a cop I believe. The only other girls name I can remember is Lauren. And I recall some narrating from the killer! I remember the ending also but not spoiling ... thanks !! I can't remember the date but I remember reading it around 2009

411starlightgenie
Sep 6, 2014, 7:10am Top

>410 Em.417:
Probably not the book, but High School Reunion by Mallory Kane?

412Jess1582
Sep 6, 2014, 4:18pm Top

Hi, I am new to this feed. I really need some help. I read a book in the mid 90's that I absolutely loved. I have been searching google with some key words but to no avail. I really appreciate your help in advance. Here are some facts I remember:

1. Set during the period of French Revolution.
2. Heroine escapes France to one of the eastern states(maybe one of the Carolinas or Virginias)
3. Gets involved with a man, but he betrays her and has to marry a woman he has 'supposedly' impregnated but, in fact, was tricked himself into believing they had relations.
4. Heroine's invalid mother and another dubious Frenchman show up.
5. Man goes downhill after heroine leaves him.
6. Heroine and man end up together after all revelations.

Thanks again for any help you can give!

413divinebychoice
Sep 7, 2014, 3:02am Top

please help #142

So glad I found this site.
I hope someone can help me find this book, it's been 15 years since I read it but it has always stuck with me.

The book I'm looking for was possibly published in the 1980's - 1990's. It was set in England if memory serves me correctly, 17th or 18th century?, where the hero (I can't for the life of me remember character names) mistakes the heroine for his estranged wife (possibly ex wife). The heroine bares a striking resemblance to the estranged 'wife'. He assaults the heroine as he spots her near his home or possible on his estate (thinking she's the estranged wife) wanting to punish her for leaving him and his young son but is horrified when he realises that the heroine was telling the truth and is an innocent. The heroine also has a slight limp, an injury she suffered when she was a child and I think walks with a cane. After attacking her he takes her to his home and to tries to redeem himself in her eyes (not sure if he is titled, I'm assuming he is) and she meets his son.

Any thoughts would be most helpful.
Thanks.

414lilucy83
Edited: Sep 7, 2014, 6:51pm Top

Thanks, 405 sommar123 but that's not it. I've never read anything by this author. It was a book with knights. With the hero (a knight) going to battle.

415ktleyed
Sep 8, 2014, 9:06pm Top

#402 - lilucy83 - Sounds a little like A Cottage by the Sea by Ciji Ware - could it be?

416AmySlayz
Sep 9, 2014, 4:41pm Top

Hi, I'm so glad I found this site!
I hope someone can help me find this one book i read like 5-7 years ago..
I can't recall the name of the book or the author.

Here are some details i remember about the book
1. The main character is overweight
2. She went to see a doctor of some sort.. Not sure if a nutritionist, a shrink or an obgyn.. (later in the story, the doctor fell in love with her)
3. She has an ex boyfriend and when his father dies, she went over to his house to cheer him up and ended up having sex with him..
4. She got pregnant from the encounter. Contacted the ex and never got a single reply. (jerk right?)
5. She lose a lot of weight after giving premature birth to her child and part of her brain shuts off for a while. Her premature baby is relying on the incubator.. She kept walking around (losing loads of weight during the process). One day she walked way too far and doesn't realize where she is and her shoe is worn off. A kind man helped her out by duct-taping her shoe and tells her which bus to take (i think)
6. Her doctor tells her to eat something (which goes against his practice or something)

Please, if someone could tell me what book this is.. I will be extremely grateful! :)
Thanks in advance

417Chrissygirl87
Sep 12, 2014, 12:29pm Top

I'm Trying out the name and the author of a book . i read it about 4 years ago and i cant remember it and its been bugging me and it goes between england and the US heres goes . it starts with a two girls walking down a road and they happen along two guys they talk to them well when the guys leave the heroin looks at her cousin i believe and says im going to marry that guy one day . well come to find out she the basterd daugther of a earl well she ends up marrying alltogther 3 guys but at the end of the book she relizes she was in love with her cousin and there on some kind of island . if anyone knows the name of the books please tell me and thank you in advance

418JeannetteColuccio
Sep 12, 2014, 2:25pm Top

Hi There,

also looking for a book. Vaguely remember some of it, might be a Harlequin romance. i read it a long time ago. Contemporary.
basically the heroine in the novel returns to the Country of her past lover to be subjected to ridicule by him and the truth comes out when he finds out that they had a child that was miscarried and she was sent away by the lovers mother. The heroine came back to tell him the truth.

Hope you can help :)

thanks
Jeannette

419randaree
Sep 13, 2014, 2:16pm Top

Hey im new and i need help finding a book i read a few years ago. I cant remember the author or title or character names. I believe the story takes place in Scotland/ Highlands not 100% sure. All i can really remember is that at the beginning of the book the heroes brother is captured and they try to bury him alive. They argue over whether to bury him feet first or head first and the heroine is hiding close by in some trees. When the hero shows up to rescue his brother the enemy starts to bury him and the heroine shoots one with a bow and arrow and they run away. I also think there is a part where one of the heroines brothers tells the hero about a time when the heroine saved his life by using her bow and arrows while following her brothers around. If anyone can think of the title or author please let me know i have been wanting to read it again.

420JeannetteColuccio
Sep 13, 2014, 6:29pm Top

Julie Garwood shafow music

421Mageru
Sep 13, 2014, 9:32pm Top

Hi all! When I was a teenager, I raided my moms romance novel collection and ended up finding quite a gem. I believe she has since given it away, as when I went back to her house to look for it, it was gone. This is what I remember from it!;

- I believe it took place somewhere around the 16th, 17th, or 18th century.
- A Scottish nobleman who had recently been released from prison(?) came back home to find his wife completely and utterly transformed. Before he left, she had been unintelligent, careless, immature and inefficient. When he came back, she was smart, confident, and ran the estate rather well.
- It turned out that his wife had died while he was away, and her secret twin sister had taken her place
- The twins grew up in a convent, were the illegitimate daughters of a nun and the King of Scotland, and they were hidden away to protect them

Details are a bit sketchy, since it has been over a decade since I read it, but I would love to find it again!

422Mageru
Sep 13, 2014, 9:40pm Top

It's called The Lion's Lady by Julie Garwood :)

423Chrissygirl87
Edited: Sep 15, 2014, 7:43pm Top

key points in the book are

*she the illegitmate daughter of a earl
*she marrys 3 guys
*her 1st husband moves her from england to the US
* her 2nd husband is a weathly plantation owner
* her 2nd husband kills her first husband with a bulet to the head
*her 2nd husband is a slave owner
*she marrys her cousin in the end of the book
*its durning the north and south war
if anyone knows this book please let me know i been looking for it for years please and thank you

424randaree
Sep 14, 2014, 8:23am Top

Thats it! Thanks Jeannette

425Jess1582
Sep 14, 2014, 2:21pm Top

Hello, I really need some help. I read a book in the mid 90’s that I absolutely loved. I have been searching google with some key words but to no avail. I really appreciate your help in advance. Here are some facts I remember:

1. Set during the period of the French Revolution when they were beheading all the aristocrats.
2. Heroine escapes France to one of the eastern states. (maybe one of the Carolinas or Virginias)
3. I don’t remember when it happened, but she gets involved with a plantation owner. He betrays her by supposedly sleeping with another woman and impregnating her, but the other woman has tricked him into believing they have had sexual relations of which they didn’t. Heroine moves to a place neighboring the man’s.
4. The heroine’s traumatized, somewhat incoherent mother shows up alive with a man of questionable motives that has designs on the heroine. I believe he kills her mother, but I’m not positive on that.
5. The plantation owner starts drinking too much and ruining his life after the heroine leaves him.
6. The lies begin to reveal themselves. People die, and the heroine and plantation owner end up together.

Thanks again for any help you can give!

426armannin
Sep 14, 2014, 8:39pm Top

Hi all. I'm new to the site and looking for two Harlequin romance books that I read in the early 90's, so they're at least that old. I'm hoping someone can help?!?! I've been looking forever for these books and have even bought a few box sets of older Harlequin books off of ebay looking for it! Sadly, they were all a bit too old. Anyway, here's what I remember from the story lines...

BOOK 1 -

A couple - the man was rich, of course - met, fell in love (he sweeped her off of her feet) and got married. But when they try to have a baby and struggle, the man's doctor says he is sterile. Of course, he doesn't tell her this; and he struggles with watching her chart things (sex) out so they can conceive. He decides to let her go so she can have a family with someone else and be happy. But instead of telling her to leave, he pretends to have an affair (with his assistant, I think) so that she will leave him. She does; and, soon after, she finds out she is pregnant. He assumes she had an affair with the friend that helped her leave; so he tells her (in a letter, I think) that he doesn't want any claim to the baby or something like that. She suffers through heartbreak and ends up having a baby boy and owning an art gallery or something. Anyway, a few years later, her husband (or ex, I don't remember if they actually got a divorce or not) comes to her gallery and realizes the boy is his due because he's his spitting image at that age. He convinces (coerces) her to come back to him as his wife but doesn't tell her that he thought he was sterile and didn't ever really have an affair. I don't remember details at this point... but she ends up thinking he is still having an affair; and he ends up telling her the truth... and that they will likely not have any more children because his doctor said it probably wouldn't happen again. And she tells him he needs to get another doctor, because she is pregnant again! The End.

BOOK 2 -

A young female reporter goes to an island and runs into an ex-veteran-turned-celebrity who stays there in disguise and under a fake name so that no one will know who he is. I think his name was Slade or something but is going by Roy perhaps... but I could be way off base on the names. He hates reporters because of a war story that made him out to be a hero when he doesn't think he is... or something like that. Anyway, she doesn't tell him that she knows who he is; and at first she plans to write a story about him. They fall in love and have sex (she was a virgin). Then he finds her press badge and her first notes about meeting him; and he throws her out, saying something about how she was willing to "give it up" for a story. Fast-forward quite a few years where they have no contact... he tracks her down and finds out where she works and tells her new boss that he will do an interview; but only with her and only if she comes to the island. They spend time together on the island doing the interview; and on the last night, he shows up at her place for dinner and introduces himself as Roy instead of Slade. They argue; he insults her; he leaves; she gets drunk and goes to bed without turning off the oven. She wakes up to a smoke alarm and goes to open the oven; he bursts in and pushes her out of the way. He takes care of her that night and ends up reading a bunch of her articles (a friend brought them by) while she is sleeping and realizes he misjudged her because she doesn't write trash stories. She wakes up; they reconcile. The End.

Help please?!?!

Angela

427twilite
Sep 15, 2014, 12:42pm Top

I read a series - but only two of THREE that I am sure are in it - in the late nineties, and I've been trying to find them off and on since, with no luck.
Here's what I know. They are historical, there is a bit of fantasy/mystical to it as the heroines all have some quest/link. In two of the books there seems to have been an arranged marraige and the hero's friend actually ends up wedding his intended and it works out well for everyone. The book that stands out to me is one where the heroine had been held captive before her rescue, and the hero is reluctant, and also doesn't necessarily believe she's still "pure", miscommunication and drama ensues. Adding to his doubt (and this is how you know it was fiction), their first time together - and she is a virgin, she takes him on the castle walls while he is patrolling (and of course, as every hero is, he is built "impressively - so yeah, fiction, lol).

I won't say it was a great series. It's a matter of wanting to finish them!!

428TS53
Edited: Sep 16, 2014, 7:37pm Top

Looking for a book about a italian family has two daughters. One works in family produce business and wants to use computers but father does not. Local guy wants to go out with her but she is hesitant?? Started to read it 2 years ago and didn't finish😔 I think the other daughter is hesitant on having a baby?

429Zareena
Sep 15, 2014, 7:57pm Top

Hi all, I have been searching endlessly for a Scottish (i think) romance that i read a few years back. I vaguely remember the story line- but i remember it being a really funny book. It was one of your typical arranged marriages type.

The girls father either passes away or is very sick and she is forced to marry a Scottish laird. She has this weird connection with animals and such and is known as a "healer" of sorts. He is one of those alpha males and she is a strong personality too. I remember that she does something to upset him and he ties her to the dogs while having dinner. Also, on their wedding night- he uses some kind of cream to "make it easier" but she despises him. Anyways, there is a lot of back and forth of this kind and she travels with him back to his house as well. I remember her either having a compassionate maid or sister. If you guys can give any insight, that would be great! I remember it being a very good read! Thank you!

430Kyli2004
Sep 15, 2014, 10:44pm Top

I'm attempting to locate a book I read in late 2003 or early 2004. It was one of those cheap romance novels, ya know. It was a historical romance. The male may have been returning from the crusades, thats all a bit blurry. Anywho, I'm fairly certain the book opens on the road with the main male character, he is on his way home I believe. When he gets to where he is going he meets a woman (I am pretty sure she had red hair). And thye always fought, and bantered back and forth. Even though, they ended up having "relations" and she becomes pregnant. I do recall a scene where she is watching him build a cradle for their baby, and she feels love for him in that moment.

I believe it had them on the cover with some sort of blue back ground.

Someone reccomanded Viking in Love, only it was published in 2010....I'm about 100 pages from the ending and nothing seems familiar so I don't think it's the book. Although how the two couple bantered and the covers are similar.

Any help would be appreciated.

431lopka
Sep 16, 2014, 7:22am Top

#429
Still on my To Read pile, but maybe To Tame a Wild Heart by Tracy Fobes?

432Natallie03
Sep 16, 2014, 3:36pm Top

Hi

I read a book about a female character who hates the male character. Not sure when I read it or when it was published. The only parts I remember is the male character storming a set where she was working as a model and destroying it. Another scene is where she works in an office and gets a job as a leg model?

Many thanks in advance for your help!

433Zareena
Edited: Sep 16, 2014, 5:05pm Top

#431- Thank you! Unfortunately, that isn't the one. But I def am including it on my list!

434Sparklight
Sep 16, 2014, 6:01pm Top

Hi guys, I'm a newbie. Reading through the messages, I found out someone had actually asked about a book I've been looking for. Not sure if anyone has responded with the title so I'm re-posting the message. Hope Dena4Kids doesn't mind:
"I am looking for a historical romance about a girl who is forced to marry. Her parents are not nice to her and make her get married by proxy. Also they send her to her new husband a week early and her escorts are attacked along the way. She escapes and arrives at the manor or castle/keep and doesn't tell anyone who she is. She starts working in the kitchens. Also the is a soldier who is the big quiet type that protects her. I read this book awhile ago and can't remember who the author is or the title...."

Hope someone can help with this

435Zareena
Sep 16, 2014, 7:28pm Top

#434- ooohh i've read that one! I am blanking on the title, but I will think about it overnight!! I know how annoying the title guessing game can be!

436Sparklight
Sep 17, 2014, 1:35am Top

Thanks Zareena. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed

437RobinReads
Edited: Sep 9, 2015, 10:46pm Top

****EDIT**** 9/9/15 SEE BELOW.

***EDITED*** Sept 9, 2015 HELP PLEASE :)

Hello, new member and so glad I found this group.
I am looking for three books.

The first I think is Harlequin Romance: A timid burly man who doesn't think he's worth loving. A farm house? Maybe? I think he was wet maybe from rain and needed a change of clothes??? Night time in dark kitchen.
hen.

The second Historical Romance: Coastal town, pirate (maybe) but captain of ship and a woman who always faints around him. Unlikely romance. Ends up taking her on ship.

The third Historical Romance: Mostly what I remember is beautiful hand held fans. I think the heroine made them or her family did. King, castle, court and so on.

I know this is all VERY vague, but it's all I can remember.

Thank you, these have been driving me nuts for years.

438Vali_Van_Hosein
Sep 18, 2014, 9:57am Top

Hi I have been looking for this book I read a few years ago. Its about a guy who wife and kids die in an accident and the best friend has alway been in love with him, and they eventually get married. But he does not want kids. One of the kids was sean I think. At the beginning the girl went to his home to help him pack up his deceased wife's stuff.

439molly_mom
Edited: Sep 18, 2014, 6:15pm Top

Hi everyone. I have been looking for this book for a few years now. It was one of the first romance novels that I read. I read it probably back in 2004 or earlier and the cover was ripped off of it. I have no idea what the name is or who wrote it. It was about a female reporter that goes to the jungle to do a story and finds a man that was raised either by wolves or apes, not really sure. She takes him
home with her but I think they end up back in the jungle. Sorry I am fuzzy on the details. I know that it was a steamy romance novel and it is bugging me to not know the name. Thank you for your help.

440adriwin007
Sep 19, 2014, 9:57am Top

I have been searching library catalogs for hours trying to find this book. I don't remember the title or author.
I remember that the heroine is a girl from a rich family. The main guy moves to town and buys a run down ranch. He used to be a police officer I believe. The scene I can most remember is that they are finally together and she has just moved in with him. She has a son. The guy is out riding horses with her son and she's in the kitchen cooking. The bad guy sneaks in and pins her on the counter.
I know it's not much to go on. I do know it is based in the us and is more moderen.

441Bullock5125
Sep 19, 2014, 2:57pm Top

Hey all found this site today and am really hoping someone on here can help me find this book. I used to own it but it got thrown away on one of my cleaning out the clutter days and now I'm kicking myself in the butt. I believe the book is from Silhouette and i can remember the plot really well. Takes place in a hotel/casino where a woman goes to try and make more money by gambling her savings. I also believe she does a makeover to herself. She meets a man there who is a good gambler and he helps her double her money and they fall for each other.
I found one title that sounds similar but I'm fairly certain that it's not it so if you suggest Gambler's Woman by Jayne Ann Krentz I am aware of that title and plan to read that book just to be sure it's not the one I'm thinking of.

Hope someone can help me with this not knowing is driving me nuts!!! Thanks.

442dra2010
Sep 21, 2014, 10:37am Top

Hi! I'm looking for a historical romance that I read years ago. I can't remember title or author, but I know it was a well known historical romance author and the book is part of a series. I used to only read historical romance and I was waiting for the next in the series but got more into contemporary and UF. Getting back into historical and would like to start here, so hopefully someone can help. Here goes:
I believe it was an ongoing series that focused on more than one lead. It's based in London. I know one of the h was dealing with a bad guy sexy pirate that she was becoming attracted to. I'm thinking he may have been Spanish and she was having to make some kind of deal with? One of the other h dealt in a lot of charity but there was something about a group home or orphans she was trying to raise money for. Not sure if she was an orphan or teacher there at one time? Also, throughout the series there was a mysterious person going around helping people, like masked hero and we didn't know who it was, but I'm thinking that in the last book I read it was a female. And something about a fire somewhere. Sorry, that's the most I can remember. Thanks.

443macownr
Sep 21, 2014, 11:27am Top

@442 - Are they the Maiden Lane series by Elizabeth Hoyt? First book in the series is Wicked Intentions

444ruddtwo
Edited: Sep 21, 2014, 10:01pm Top

@434 Lori Wick - The Knight and the Dove. It's an inspirational Romance.

445Sparklight
Sep 22, 2014, 5:29pm Top

You are right! Thank you so much! You are fantastic

446dra2010
Sep 22, 2014, 8:14pm Top

Yes, thanks so much! I'm in a serious book slump, so I'm going into reread stage lol

447lopka
Sep 23, 2014, 7:29pm Top

Hey again! I've really been looking for hours to no avail and feel kinda perverted because I mainly remember that specific scene, but would like to bump #398 in case someone else has any clue... I think it must have been written in the 80's.

I guess Diana Palmer would to write similar with angst plots (probably better too)...
Please, if anyone can remember possible titles...

448sssharonreadsss
Sep 24, 2014, 3:35pm Top

Bumping this one: she and he grew up neighbors and sweethearts but her family sent her away and he never wrote or answered her letters.
Now she's home and learns the families intercepted their letters to keep them apart and save her from his family's curse, isolatinghim to end the bbloodline.
They defy their families, but she learns from experience that the curse is violent jealous madness.
I read it in the seventies. Really want to find it. Help greatly appreciated.

449Night01
Edited: Sep 25, 2014, 12:53am Top

I've been trying to find this historical romance novel that I read ages ago. I really can't remember the title or even the characters names for the matter but I remember really enjoying the book. The premise of the story is about a young girl she somehow ends up living with a wealthy dark skinned man, whom everyone holds in contempt. I have no idea when it was set, what year it was written and all I know is that the cover consists of the h wearing a flowing pink dress with the H grasping her waist and pulling her close to him. That is all I really remember. Ah, I also remember that he never laid a hand on her except for one instance in which he was either dreaming or drunk and thats the first and only time they made love. And as well as she had his child who resembled him quite a bit in her coloring. That's about all I can manage to think of. I would really like it if I could get some help in finding this! Thanks you all!

450booksnbabies17
Sep 25, 2014, 3:03pm Top

Hi everyone, I really need some help! There is this book I read a long time ago (probably 4-5 years). For the life of me I cannot remember the name of it nor the name of the author. I remember only parts of the plotline and a few pieces of the cover which could or could not be figments of my imagination. I really, really loved this book and would like to read it again if I could just figure out what it was! Here is everything I remember:
It was based in a fantasy/historical setting. The heroine lived up in the mountains(somewhere cold?) with her family and they made their money by breeding horses. Only her family knew the breeding secrets/linage and they protected it with their life. They kept the horses in an underground stable beneath the mountain.
One night during a blizzard she had to leave for some reason, while she was out she ran into some bad men (they were armed...so soliders?). Their leader gave chase during the storm and ended up catchung her and in his cold induced delirium raped her there in the snow. She ended up escaping and returning to her family never telling a soul about the episode.
I think like a month later a man comes to the keep to do business with her family, it ends up being the man that raped her only he has no recollection of the event.she obviously remembers him and habors hatred for him despite his longing to woo her. He does not understand her contempt for him.
I believe the cover was mostly white with her in a white dress standing next to a horse....I think she may have had red hair.

Please!! Does anyone know what book this is? I have been trying to figure it out for years and just found this site today. I would be forever grateful! Thanks

451carynne86
Sep 26, 2014, 12:23pm Top

Reposting and desperate!

I have been looking for this book for over 10 years! I only read about a third of it before my mother found it and took it away ( I was 12 and VERY curious).

It was probably from the 90s. The cover was green I think with a circular cutout that showed the hero and heroine kissing. If you opened it there was a full pic of the usual heaving bosom. I am pretty sure the woman was sitting on top facing the man with her head thrown back. I can't remember if she had blond or red hair. I'm not sure of the exact setting but I think it was England in the 1800s. All I can remember of the plot is that the heroine pretends to have a hunchback and limp and maybe a stutter to avoid marrying some rake who is being forced to pursue her for some reason. Probably money. She watched him have sex with his mistress when she hid in a wardrobe at a local inn. He realizes she is faking when he sees her riding one day and becomes intrigued.

That is all I can remember and even those details could be a bit off. Please help!

452jdward66
Sep 26, 2014, 8:37pm Top

I'm searching for a pirate romance where the heroine is from France and ends up on a pirate's ship. She loses her virginity to him, and then he takes her to a pirate island. She has one or more children by him and lives in her own house there, where he comes and goes. A very challenging relationship. Then soldiers or some other group take over the island, and the heroine and her children by the pirate end up in New Orleans. I think she ends up at a brothel. The pirate eventually finds her. The book would have been written in the 70's or 80's. This is driving me crazy! Thanks for any help you can provide!

453Barkybean
Sep 27, 2014, 5:09pm Top

#438 - are you thinking of Linda Howard's book Sarah's Child?

454lilucy83
Sep 27, 2014, 9:41pm Top

Not it 415 ktleyed!! It is older, likely published in the 90's. Very similar to Johanna Lindsey, Jude Devreaux and Julie Garwood, medieval, likely set in Scotland with a very possessive hero and loyal men. I've read all of Garwoods medieval novels and none of them are it!! Here is my original post below:

I need help finding a book! It has been my obsession for days!! I've been rereading novels trying to find it!!

They were in a war camp or castle siege and the heroine rushes to the hero to see if he's hurt. They kiss passionately, then he pulls her up onto the horse. She becomes ashamed/embarrassed and mortified she hides in his chest (to hide from his men). He says something like don't ever be ashamed of your desire for me and I think he chuckles.

It is similar to Brenda Joyce's The Conqueror, but that's not it and I can't find one of hers that may be it. Maybe Johanna Lindsey or Lisa Kleypas?? Please help!

455dieppac
Sep 27, 2014, 10:24pm Top

I'm trying to remember this book, can't remember author or book title. Its a series of this family (can't remember exactly how many siblings) On of the books in the series is about a woman whose husband died of the measles (I believe) and she is left with her young daughter. She ends up working as a governess for the two youngest siblings, both girls, and is living in the house with them and their mother. The eldest son sees her and they start flirting. Eventually they become involved and get married. Towards the end of the book she gets the Measles and almost dies but pulls threw. One of the scenes from the book I remember is: She gets bad migraines and the guy she eventually marries goes and takes care of her. Please help. I love that book and really want to get it! Thank you in advance!

456fireinthehouse
Edited: Nov 13, 2014, 12:17am Top

What I know is that the book stars similar to Morning Comes Softly. The heroin is a beautiful that is well love by her family. Though she and her friends are involved on finding match for people that are looking for a wife or husband. One day she finds her friend trying to hide a picture of a man with two children a boy and a girl, who is looking for a wife that can cook and knows about farming. She lies and sends letters that claims she can cook (she can't cook she burns the eggs) ,etc. She travel to live with her husband, she takes all her stuff, at first the husband doesn't know it's her because she is really beautiful, he expected someone that was more plain. When her husband finds out that everything is a lie he wants her to go back. But she does not go back and the kids fall in love with her he also falls in love with her they end up happy. She also takes all her stuff with her and a lot of money that helps with repairs in the house. She makes the boy brush his sister hair while her husband brushes her hair, etc. I hope someone knows the name or author of the book. It's a historical romance novel the heroin has blond hair.

457cyndim
Edited: Sep 29, 2014, 5:10pm Top

Is it Sarah's Child by Linda Howard /--sorry this was in response to 438 not the one above

458fireinthehouse
Edited: Sep 30, 2014, 11:12am Top

No, is way different from the book I'm looking for. The book that I'm looking for is historical romance. It's ok

459HMDS
Edited: Sep 28, 2014, 11:50am Top

I read a book a loooong time ago and I only remember bits and pieces of the story, but I can't remember the title or author. It was a romance novel but, I don't remember it being very romantic. It was about a woman and her abusive, controlling husband (Leon??). They were intimate, but they weren't in love, and I believe they even hated each other a little (him for being abusive, her for "misbehaving" or something like that). They slept in separate rooms, though they were right next to each other. I remember him shaking her at one point in the story while they were fighting, and her robe falling open to reveal her either in her underwear or naked. Pretty sure they had sex or at least made out after that. I can't remember which, but one of them had a studio of some sort in the backyard, completely separate from the main house. The husband had two younger sibling and was in charge of when they both got their inheritances. He kept threatening to not let them access it until they were closer to their 30s. The sister was in university but I don't remember if the brother was too. I want to say that they were Greek, but I'm not 100% on that. I just know that they weren't American. Another thing I'm not 100% on: I believe the cover of the book portrayed a woman with dark hair lounging with a green dress on, with her head propped on one hand. I know this is pretty vague, but I'm hoping someone can help me out with this. Thanks!

460cyndim
Sep 29, 2014, 5:07pm Top

I am new to the group also and looking for help finding a historical western romance title about husband who almost cheats with postitute after wife loses baby (after being reckless on horse) and then she is kidnapped on way back to ranch after she catches him in brothel. I think it might be a sequel. Please help! Thanks!!!
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461Em.417
Sep 29, 2014, 6:34pm Top

No not it :/ the plot seems similar though ! Thanks for trying :)

462lamz
Sep 29, 2014, 9:18pm Top

Going cuckoo trying to remember the name of this book. I read it sometime in the 1970s and it was historical romance. The book begins with the heroine is being wooed by a dashing young man, one big scene of their first kiss in an apple tree (I remember he flicked an earwig off her bosom - I had to look up what an earwig was!) As they are horseback riding for some reason, hunt? party? she falls and is crippled for life. He disappears, possibly being told she had died (vaguely remember her family did not like him). In any case, the main part of the book takes place around twenty years later when he returns to the castle - she has been spending all these years in her wheel chair, basically the wise gentle woman, great aunt and confidante to all. I think she didn't want him to know she was there at first because she thought he left because she was crippled. I stopped reading just about when they were going to meet and then I lost the book!! Why I am obsessed with this some 30 years later is beyond me but there you have it. Maybe his name was Richard? Any suggestions would be most appreciated!

463ahellman
Sep 30, 2014, 8:39pm Top

Re: 425

I believe the book is Counterfeit Lady by Jude Deveraux.

464MarquitaD
Oct 3, 2014, 6:17pm Top

Hi guys!!

I can't get this book out of my head!! Please put me out of my misery... In the beginning of the book, the heroin has her car packed and she is just heading out to drive home to WY i think and she sees this guy (who ends up being undercover DEA) who is shot and he asks her to hide him and get home out of town. She buries him under some of her stuff and uses her big dog to help hide him. As soon as she gets on the high way she is stopped by a cop and he wants to search her car, she says not because there is not legal reason for him to. She gets a little freaked and once she is far enough away she changes the plates on her car to the old ones she never threw away...

I keep playing parts of this book in my head but i can't recall the name for the life of me.

Thanks guys.

465beenzy
Oct 3, 2014, 10:56pm Top

Hello! Looking for some help with a historical romance. Hero's name was Rourke I believe. Heroine was Angelique (maybe) but he called her Angel. There was horses in the plot hero might have bred them and/or raced them. He asked her to be is mistress she got pregnant; hero found out about son years later. Ring any bells? This has been driving me nuts for years. Thanks!

466SWgal
Oct 4, 2014, 12:03pm Top

Historical Romance - read back in the late 80's

Don't know the name or author

Twin women

Main twin married a poor man she loved, exiled from family as a result. Her husband died, now she lives as actor in wandering troupe. Someone tries to kill her thinking she is her sister who was married off to wealthy lord. She suspects the lord is trying to kill her sister and her sister has run off to escape him.

She assumes her sister's identity to figure out who is trying to kill her sister and to give her sister more time to escape. She finds out her sister had a daughter she left behind, doesn't understand how she could do that. She finds the lord to be hostile, the marriage was not happy. As she lives with the lord and gets to know him she falls in love with him. Finds out her twin is not such a nice person.

Does anyone know what the title of this book?

Thanks everyone

467reesa00
Oct 4, 2014, 8:09pm Top

#421, Mageru> I think this is Chieftain by Arnette Lamb.

468thearcher
Edited: Oct 5, 2014, 1:46am Top

Hi all

Newbie here

looking for a few books

1) 1980s/1990s M&B - Heroine agrees to go instead of room mate to meet room mate's (Latin American) fiance who room mate has not met (arranged marriage). Hero is dishy (of course) and decides to go along with pretense because he suspects foul play (cant imagine why a girl wouldnt want to marry him). Obviously H/H fall in love

2) 1980s/1990s M&B again. Heroine's dad / brother does some shenanigans at his work and gets caught. Boss/hero blackmails heroine into marrying him (never understood that tactic). Misunderstandings galore. Heroine pregnant; decides to leave (obviously that would be the perfect time, face-palm). She is starving in the streets of London (?Paris) and goes to an antique shop to sell the gold chain that holds her antique wedding ring. Shopkeeper recognizes ring since he sold it to hero in the first place and voila H/H are reunited. Hero has been suitably humbled by then obviously

469Lyn2285
Oct 11, 2014, 10:38am Top

Hi..
I'm new to this site.
And I am wondering if anyone can help me.
I've been trying to find a book I've read years ago.
The cover book is a horse shoe I think, in red coloring.
The story starts with a Guy returning from his work in Europe, and he has a childhood friend that is a ranch owner, she did her school in Sorbonne once, and her sister is a cello player.
This guy is actually building his work empire because he would like to fulfill his dead brother's dream, including marrying his brother's sweetheart.
But even tough they are already become girlfriend / engaged I forget which one, the girl is did not really show her passion with him, instead choose to hang on with another friend instead. ( a woman )
That is why he ask his friend ( the ranch owner ) to be his flirt, to make his fiance jealous.
There was even a certain famous person in the book, that used to brick with the heroine's sister ( the cello player )
In the end, he became interested with his friend, the sister married the famous person, and the girlfriend then admits that she is gay.
Well that is the detail that i can offer.
I hope anyone can help.
Thank you....

470ancnc1016
Oct 11, 2014, 8:31pm Top

#347 needs help please!!

471silversel
Oct 12, 2014, 4:24pm Top

Hi guys!
Wondering if anyone recognises this book.

It's a contemporary romance that starts off with a single mother and her son walking into a town where her ex-husband conned many of the townspeople. She is penniless and was once wealthy before her ex-husband lies were discovered. Her ex-husband before he leaves gives the son a stuffed toy which contains a secret inside.

The mother walks around trying to find a job and comes across a pub/bar looking for hired help. The owner of the bar is an alpha male who turns her away at first and eventually accepts. He makes her clean the toilets and gives her food. What he doesn't realise is she is barely eating because she's hiding the food and sneaking it to her son. The bar owner eventually discovers her son and take the both of them into his care. During this time, the townspeople rally against her and someone is leaving horrible messages outside the house she is staying in.

I'm not sure but this may be the second book in a series. Think I'm dying slowly not knowing what this book is.

472ktleyed
Oct 12, 2014, 9:58pm Top

#471 - I think the book you're looking for is Dream a Little Dream by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, 4th of the Chicago Stars series. Although he doesn't own a bar, it's a drive in theater. Her dead husband was conning everyone by being a TV evangelist minister that was really bilking everyone of their money, the whole town hates her. Gabe, the guy who hires her is still mourning the death of his wife and son.

473kbaker0715
Oct 13, 2014, 2:48pm Top

Hi all, I'm looking for a book that I read a few years ago. I remember quite a bit about the plot and the heroines name was Shelby I believe. It was a historical romance set in Texas. Shelby was blind and lived with her father on their small ranch. Her father was murdered and shelby heard the killer but since she was blind he let her live. Her neighbor is the son of a wealthy cattle man and an undercover Texas ranger and who helps her on the ranch and protects her from the killers. They marry and have children at the end of the book. I've been trying to find this book for months so any help would be great. Thank you!

474ktleyed
Oct 13, 2014, 8:49pm Top

#473 - I think it's At His Side by Roxanne Countryman.

475fireinthehouse
Oct 14, 2014, 7:30pm Top

Can someone please help me with the book that I'm looking for! I'm desperate, I really want to read it again! 456 I would be really thankful :-)

476lucky14
Oct 20, 2014, 11:13pm Top

Hi guys, I am hoping someone will be able to help me identify this book.

It's a historical romance and this is what I remember about the characters & plot:

Hero - cold; somewhat indifferent
Heroine - older; spinster; wears conservative and dreary clothes

At the beginning of the book the heroine is going to the chapel to tell her sister's fiance (the hero) that her younger sister ran away the night before. The heroine actually helped her younger sister run away so that she wouldn't be forced to marry the cold-hearted hero. However the hero had made a deal with the heroine's father, and then she is forced to marry him in her sister's wedding gown on that day. The rest of the story is them getting to know each other and falling in love...

Other things:
- the younger sister of the heroine might have been her step-sister.
- the heroine's parents (father & step-mother?) don't care about her
- the heroine felt very uncomfortable in her sister's wedding dress because it was to small for her
- at a later point in the book the heroine realizes that her parents knew that the younger sister would eventually run away and that she would end up marrying the hero

I don't remember much about the rest of the story, but the first part of the book has been on my mind for a very long time.

Thanks in advance for reading this! I hope someone recognizes it!

477keeneam
Oct 21, 2014, 9:34pm Top

It might be The Perfect Wife by Lynsay Sands

478silversel
Oct 21, 2014, 9:44pm Top

That's it!! Thank you so much

479lucky14
Oct 21, 2014, 10:53pm Top

@ #477
Thankyou so much for your response

I just looked it up and read the sample, but no sadly its not the same book. Although it is similar, for it also has a wedding at the beginning. The book I was looking for had a conversation between the heroine and hero before the wedding where she explains about the runaway sister and the wedding comes after.

Thank you once again for your response!

480marixp
Oct 22, 2014, 4:43am Top

Hi all!

I have posted before to no avail ( #70)

So here are the details:
Published before 2003
Historical romance
England
Definitely a king ruling at the time
Both h and h are nobility
Heroine involved in a scandal. She is caught having sex with or about to have sex with a servant who has tricked her into believing he loves her
This makes her unmarriable/ scandalous
Heroes' name might be Gavin
Not sure how they end up together.
But she hates him for it.
He seduces her frequently and there is a scene in a garden at a ball where they have sex on a bench or something like that and afterwards she opens her hand to see it full of blood from crushing a rose in her hand. She tells him that he owns/ controls her body but not her heart/ soul.

There is also a scene where he seduces her in a chair ( I think this is the first sex scene between the Hero and heroine)
Title was probably one word but a long word like Scandalous or Temptations ( used these keywords on both Amazon and Google and didn't find it)
They end up happily married

The book is definitely not by jo Beverly or Kathleen Kane or Catherine coulter.

Any help would be much appreciated.

481booksnbabies17
Oct 22, 2014, 4:33pm Top

So far no response to my posting : ( please tell me someone knows what book it is!! Check it out this will not stop bugging me!
Posting number 450!!

482fireinthehouse
Oct 22, 2014, 5:56pm Top

481/450 sorry haven't read that book. But by any chance you might recognize mine 456? I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT!! :-)

483aledrina
Oct 23, 2014, 1:06am Top

Hi! I've been trying to figure out this book for nearly a year now.

What I remember is that it was published pre-2005. It's a modern romance novel and it all starts with the woman getting the man's wrong mail and having to constantly return it to him (they're neighbors at an apartment complex). Except that one day, she discovers that he's ordered a book that basically gives hook-up tips. She thinks it's because he's awkward/bad at dating, but in reality, he's the author of the novel. He ends up playing along with it, and the two of them go through the book together. He eventually gets busted on a television show, and he admits to her that although everything was "by the book" (that he wrote), he had genuine feelings for her. Happily ever after.

Other highlights I remember from the book: she ends up wearing the color purple on a later date, and he tells her that purple is actually the color that women wear when they're sexually frustrated (they refrained from sex until the book gets to it). He has sisters who gave him those sort of fashion tips. The sixth chapter of the book that he wrote is about sex (and she prods at that irony).

If anyone could help, that would help out so much.

484reesa00
Oct 25, 2014, 5:06pm Top

483> I think I've read this book but don't have it anymore. I think it was published by Harlequin's Blaze line. You may want to look there.

485aledrina
Oct 25, 2014, 8:08pm Top

484: Thank you so much with that tip! It's 'By the Book' by Nancy Warren

486sakurarie
Edited: Oct 25, 2014, 10:59pm Top

I hope someone can help me find this novel..actually my friend told me the summary and I would love to read it. the problem is she do not remember the title..
I think all historical..i might be mixing up the novel but pls let me know if there is any resembles of the details..thanks in advance

1. the hero plot a revenge towards heroine because of her father..however, the father is not actually heroine biological father and he only know when the father tried to rape heroine..

2. heroine is pregnant with hero's child when heroine run away from hero..hero only know she's pregnant when he find her naked in a tub and saw her stomach

3. time travel novel..heroine go the past by soul traveling..in the past, she's inside another body and married but her husband hate her..the original owner of the body is a horrible woman..but then the husband fall in love with her (think she had change but actually different souls means different person)..at the past, she wrote a letter for her future husband to let him know what happen (about her soul traveling)..if i'm not mistaken the future husband fall in love with her current great great granddaughter and look like her..she appear when the future husband is mourning for the wife..she bring the letter/ want to see the person that her great grandmother has left a letter for.. in future she is dead

4. i'm really interested with the book that #22 searching:

...historical romance.. with heroine from future with cancer...she was touring Europe (as her dying wish) when in one of the houses she was looking at she collapsed from her sickness...when she woke up she was expecting hospital but she was in the same house but different time... she switched soul with another woman from that time..the other woman had a suicide she was a bitch with extreme taste in sex..the other woman was married to a gentleman and had a daughter...but they were having marital problems....the guys does not believe the girl cause she still have the scar in chest which she acquired when she dallied with someone...but the heroine know how to swim which the other woman does not so...the guy got thing

I'm not sure whether actually 1 and 2 actually the same novel ,
3 and 4 might be from same novel too..

487smb228
Oct 26, 2014, 10:45pm Top

bumping #388- reposting:
hey all, I'm looking for a book I read probably in 2011 but it may be older than that. It was a Regency era romance. I read it on my Kindle but stupidly got rid of it and I want to read it again. I can't remember the author or characters' names, but here is what I do remember:

-the hero inherited a bankrupt title from his brother- the brother was going crazy and redecorating the mansion but spending all the money
-the hero and the heroine may have been childhood friends- I'm pretty sure they knew each other before
-the hero needs the heroine's money to restore the estate but of course there is drama and I remember him saying something like he would find a way to fix things without her money
-the hero's brother wanted the hero and heroine to be married and the only room in the mansion that was tastefully/perfectly done was her bedroom
-the main staircase was missing, the brother got rid of it but never replaced it (he sold everything for a pittance)

I've been trying to find this book again for 2 years, I hope someone knows what I'm talking about! Thanks!

488kimbernutso
Oct 27, 2014, 2:06am Top

I'm new here too :)

I'm looking for a book I read a few years ago, but I'm not sure when it was published. The book was set mainly in England while Napoleon was trying to take over Europe. The heroine was a French girl who was kidnapped and threatened to be killed if she did not help be a spy. She had a distant cousin living in England, who was a duke and involved in the English government. She showed up at his house (in order to fulfill her kidnapper's wishes) but pretending to be widowed and penniless. The duke decides to let her stay and she becomes his son's nanny. Over the course of the book, they become attracted to each other and they sleep together. In doing so, he realizes that she was a virgin and was not married as she previously said. It's not until the end of the book, however, that he realizes that she is a spy. She had been meeting boats and passing along messages at night. I don't remember her name, but her spy name was L'Aigle, or the Eagle in French. Once she is confronted, she explains her situation and the duke loves her at this point and promises to take care of things so that she is not killed or imprisoned.

489denimsunflower
Oct 27, 2014, 10:36pm Top

I hope I'm not repeating any other requests but I'm trying to find a book.
I can't remember the character names or the author but it takes plaplace in England (I think) and the heroine has dreams about a guy and her aunt does a spell to bring him to there (he's from the past) and the girl rejects him at first, not realizing he's the guy from her dreams. She is also being courted by or engaged to a real prick. The aunt and the heroine's father (?) Also fall in love. Any ideas???

490Violetta123
Oct 27, 2014, 11:42pm Top

In response to post #53:

I was so intrigued by your plot description that I did some googling using the words: historical romance heroine masquerades as cabin boy Robin. A few entries popped up with phrases matching your plot description, so I'm assuming you posted elsewhere too. Not sure if you saw, but someone replied with the title on one of those other boards. I know there were a couple other people who had posted that they were interested in reading this book, if the title was ever discovered; so I'm posting here...

Burn On, Sweet Fire by Sandra Dubay

I've already purchased myself a copy of the book, and am looking forward to reading it soon.

491daisy_elise
Oct 28, 2014, 2:50am Top

Hello Everyone,

I have been desperately searching for a book I read sometime ago. It was a time travel novel. My memories are hazy, but I remember it started in "contemporary" America. The heroine is really sad, can't recall why, and in the very beginning of the story walks out into the Atlantic Ocean outside her beachside house in an attempt at suicide. Somehow, she wakes up on the beach in the past. I remember she wanders along the beach and finds other people (there may have been a storm, and the people are survivors from a shipwreck-this is starting to sound crazy, I know). She does CPR, and saves a woman (who had drowned), and the hero is shocked at how she did this (CPR wasn't a concept at the time). Anyway, after many trials/tribulations and a mystery, they end up together. I think it might have been around the time of prohibition and I believe the hero was a detective (a private investigator maybe?). If anyone knows the title of this book, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you in advance.

492Shellylou0428
Oct 29, 2014, 10:39am Top

Trying to find a book I read in the 90's about a girl who dresses as her brother and enters a brothel. She is hidden in a room with a two way mirror and witnesses a handsome stranger and a working girl. She is caught and spanked. The girl passes out and is found out to be a girl and not a boy. Please help! Thanks

493nmcmk
Oct 30, 2014, 11:55pm Top

I'm looking for a book I read last year. Contemporary suspense/romance. I think it was the first in a series about 4 or 5 brothers in Colorado. Their father was a cop killed in the line of duty. The one I read, the main character was an undercover agent whose cover was an actor. He helps a women running away from her husband who is an assassin. She and her son hide in the actors house. It blows up, so they go to his brothers for help. One brother owns a bar, one does computers, one is deputy sherriff.

494libbloo
Oct 31, 2014, 11:17am Top

hi everyone! ok so im hoping to get some held in finding this book, it is a weird mix of historical and science fiction romance. I can’t remember the writer or the title but I remember a bunch of details so I hope that's enough and someone can help me because its driving me nuts! Here goes, the hero has a pet wyvern that is super loyal and he dies in a battle while protecting the hero. The heroine has red hair and she is wary of men because she and a friend(it might have been her sister of cousin) were kidnapped and raped when they were teenagers but she really likes the hero and they end up on a boat together. one of them(I think the guy) falls over board when this big sea monster thing attacks them and gets sick with a fever and the other one has to take care of them. also, the heroine finds out about her family (I think she was adopted as a child) and is on her way to see meet them (hence the boat trip) and when she get there she finds out that her grandmother is dying from some illness but it turns out she isn't really sick, her maid is poisoning her with her own hand lotion! Ok that’s most of what I remember so I hope someone knows what im talking about! thanks so much!

495booksnbabies17
Nov 1, 2014, 12:14pm Top

Response to 450 and 481:
With some helpful tips from people here I have found the book was looking for.
To any who care its "Whitefire" by Fern Micheals.
It only took 5 years for me to figure out what book it was! I can only hope I like it as much as I remember liking it. We shall see!

496love2read4fun
Nov 1, 2014, 3:52pm Top

Really bugging me. I am looking for a book that is from the 1980's to mid 90's that was a series romance probably Silhouette. I remember really enjoying the book, but I don't remember many facts. Set on a ranch with horses. Heroine goes to ranch to possible get away/hide from some danger. I believe that she may fall from the horse/encounter a rattlesnake. At the end, she falls over a cliff and lays injured until the hero finds her. Any ideas?

497ChuckieChang
Nov 3, 2014, 12:10am Top

Hi, I having been searching for a book for awhile now and just cannot find it. It was a historical romance, regency I think, about a woman who escapes her abusive husband, is on the run for three months and eventually escapes to her younger sister's house. She is an older heroine, and has not seen her sister in a very long time. The hero is a friend of the sister's husband. Please if someone could help me find this book I would be much obliged!

498marixp
Nov 4, 2014, 3:59pm Top

Hi everyone!

Reposting cause I remembered some more details about the hero
So here are the details:
Published before 2003
Historical romance
England
Definitely a king ruling at the time
Both h and h are nobility
Heroine involved in a scandal. She is caught having sex with or about to have sex with a servant who has tricked her into believing he loves her
This makes her unmarriable/ scandalous
Heroes' name might be Gavin
He also has a scandal hanging over his head ( I think it's that he murdered his first wife or that's the rumour)
Also he definitely has a daughter who was abused by a caretaker and the heroine helps the daughter trust her dad again
Not sure how they end up together.
But she hates him for it.
He seduces her frequently and there is a scene in a garden at a ball where they have sex on a bench or something like that and afterwards she opens her hand to see it full of blood from crushing a rose in her hand. She tells him that he owns/ controls her body but not her heart/ soul.

There is also a scene where he seduces her in a chair ( I think this is the first sex scene between the Hero and heroine)
Title was probably one word but a long word like Scandalous or Temptations ( used these keywords on both Amazon and Google and didn't find it)
They end up happily married

The book is definitely not by jo Beverly or Kathleen Kane or Catherine coulter.

499epetrushka
Edited: Nov 5, 2014, 1:37am Top

Hi
I am looking for a contemporary romance. It is probably from at least a decade ago, maybe more. I am pretty sure it was a Harlequin.
The plot line centered around a divorced couple whose son was kidnapped around Christmas. I am pretty sure the father was also a cop, and his partner was involved in the kidnapping.
It was the first romance novel that I read, and I have been trying to find it for years. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Also, the cover was blue. And I think it had a picture of the couple and their son around a Christmas tree.

500starlightgenie
Nov 5, 2014, 8:16am Top

@499

Their Only Child by Carla Cassidy?

501Violetta123
Nov 5, 2014, 11:08pm Top

Replying to post #486 sakurarie:

Book #3 sounds exactly like:

When There is Hope by Jane Goodger

502sandieb
Edited: Nov 9, 2014, 9:01am Top

Hello
Does anyone remember a Regency Romance possibly from the 70s, about a young girl who writes fiction, is unkindly treated but escapes to the house of a rather scandalous woman? She joins society, damps her clinging dresses etc. I think this may have had a magazine publication. I remember that the illustration was the portrait of Madame Recamier.

503angeleyes2k26
Nov 7, 2014, 9:55pm Top

Hello, I'm a newbie. I've skimmed through some of these listings and I'm not having any luck. I'm looking for a book, I think it's a harlequin contem romance. The protanganist is engaged to the perfect guy. The best man comes to visit and meet her. He thinks she is a gold digger so he attempts to seduce her. She realizes she should not marry the fiance so she breaks off the engagement. She takes modeling jobs to make ends meet and pay for college. While on a job she runs into this arrogant, cynical man with the tiger eyes. They sleep together. They marry have kids. End of story. That is all I remember. It's been 10+ years since I've read it. Any idea of the title?

504mladymoremi
Edited: Nov 10, 2014, 11:48am Top

Hello people. I'm glad to join this group. I am definitely a newbie and I am truly desperate to find this book; read it like 15 years ago....

..... He's an older son of parents that fell in love and gave birth to him while unmarried, they later married and gave birth to another son. He couldn't inherit their title, so his younger brother was heir.
He is a very good knight and favoured by the king...

the book starts where he is on a mission and meets this young lady married to an older man (by her father) while on a mission. the man is a leery abusive old man married multiple times and unable to have children. they fell in love and he went to battle and promised to come back for her. they loose touch, she is pregnant and bore him a girl with red hair. Her husband knows the child isn't his but is happy because he didn't have any children. he watches over the mother and daughter and keeps them secluded so he won't loose them

many years later he seeks her out or meets her and rescues her from her husband, he knows her child is his on laying eyes on her cos she looks just like his mother.

the book narrates their love story and struggle to stay together because her husband is still alive.

KIng later bestows him with his own title and his family is happy.

the heroine becomes pregnant again with their 2nd child but they are unable to marry... his family is anxious because they dont want the child also born out of wedlock, esp if it is a boy who will be unable to inherit like his father couldnt

i remember the hero's mother was a red hair, cos his daughter looked just like his mother and that his family were especially close...

i will so love to read this book again.

please name or author pls anyone?

505brittany412
Nov 11, 2014, 12:34am Top

Hi everyone.....I'm a newbie to the site and of course to the group. I'm trying to find the title of a book that I read 6-8 years ago. I remember some details but what I do remember is sadly vague.

First I do know its set in Texas sometime between the 1800s and 1900s.

I also know that the book starts off with a woman riding in a stage coach and it ends up getting robbed and they take something of hers that's important.

I also believe she ends up at a saloon/hotel and while she's sleeping a guys walks in either the wrong room or someone sends him up there on purpose.

She ends up going to live with him and his family.

There's a scene where they have sex by the lake on his property.

They end up getting married.

She gets pregnant.

Then she gets kidnapped and he has to go rescue her.

Hopefully someone can help me out. Been trying to remember the name of this book for years.

506fireinthehouse
Nov 13, 2014, 12:19am Top

# 456 Could someone please give me a clue of the book I'm looking for!

507lesmel
Edited: Nov 15, 2014, 8:16am Top

>456 fireinthehouse: & >506 fireinthehouse: Was the hero really an actor trying to keep custody of his kids? If so, it is probably Eternity by Jude Deveraux.

508fireinthehouse
Edited: Nov 15, 2014, 2:11pm Top

>507 lesmel: lesmel: No, the hero was a farmer and didn't have much money. But the heroines family had money and with the money she fixed the hero's home. The hero has custody of the kids, there his. I do know that the heroin was kinda of spoiled by her brother's. When they would travel they would bring her gifts. Thank you :-)

So, I started to read eternity by Jude Deveraux because it had the same plot and I apologize because it is the book that I was looking for! Thank you so much! Having fun reading it again :-) :-) :-)

509brittany412
Nov 15, 2014, 11:08am Top

#505 can anyone help me with finding this book?

510carynne86
Nov 15, 2014, 12:12pm Top

Help help! #451

511marixp
Nov 15, 2014, 7:58pm Top

Hi all

So I just wanted to share a few things with u....
I posted on the first "name that book " forum last year in hopes of finding a book I just couldn't remember. Unfortunately it didn't work but then I saw someone suggesting to another frustrated reader that they go look at http://smartbitchestrashybooks.com so I tried it and lo in less than a week I have my book! So what I'm saying is it's worth a try if your not finding what u looking for.
I'm also wondering if anyone has a suggestion as to where one might be able to find a digital copy of this book. I've tried all the usual suspects like Amazon already so any suggestions would be great. Anyway if it weren't for this forum none of this would have happened so I thank you ladies and happy hunting

512marixp
Nov 15, 2014, 7:59pm Top

Oh my book is #scandals by #Penelope neri

513lesmel
Nov 16, 2014, 11:04pm Top

>451 carynne86: & >510 carynne86: Could be Midsummer Magic by Catherine Coulter.

514carynne86
Nov 17, 2014, 4:11pm Top

Thanks lesmel, but that has already been suggested and it isn't that book. I wish it was because this has been haunting me for over 10 years.

515Violetta123
Nov 18, 2014, 12:34pm Top

marixp (post #511 & 512)~

I saw that post on smartbitchestrashybooks.com, but I didn't realize someone had figured out the title. I'm so glad you found your book. The description sounded interesting, so I'm adding Scandals to my To Be Read list.

The last few weeks I've been on a mission to track down those old books I read, have stayed in my mind, but I can't remember the titles. I'll have to keep smartbitchestrashbooks.com in mind to try for those harder to remember titles.

Thanks for sharing!

516silentIMBROGLIO
Nov 20, 2014, 12:03am Top

Hi guys! I was hoping someone could help me out with this series i have been trying to reread. I just remember the plot line of one of the books.

The series is about Brothers who have served in the armed forces and now run a security, multi-million business i guess, or atleast the eldest does. The book i remember is perhaps the last in the series.

The Hero (H) is the eldest and married to the heroine (h) for some years. Suddenly she starts acting weird and he spies on her along with his brother. He finds out that she has bought illegal weapons. Considering his business, he thinks she is an impostor. Turns out she is an ex-MI6 / Interpol agent who has changed identities after a gruesome case. The main criminal is a serial killer (SK) or something who is on loose again and after the h.

I remember that the h runs a shelter for abused women and SK kidnaps the manager of the shelter as leverage against the h and H.

I hope someone could help me out with this. Its kinda stuck in my mind and now ill be unable to rest until i figure out which series. :D

Thanks a ton! Cheers!!

517AmySlayz
Nov 22, 2014, 5:18am Top

Hey guys, I'm reposting this because no one replied 2 months ago..

I hope someone can help me find this one book i read like 5-7 years ago..
I can't recall the name of the book or the author.

Here are some details i remember about the book
1. The main character is overweight
2. She went to see a doctor of some sort.. Not sure if a nutritionist, a shrink or an obgyn.. (later in the story, the doctor fell in love with her)
3. She has an ex boyfriend and when his father dies, she went over to his house to cheer him up and ended up having sex with him..
4. She got pregnant from the encounter. Contacted the ex and never got a single reply. (jerk right?)
5. She lose a lot of weight after giving premature birth to her child and part of her brain shuts off for a while. Her premature baby is relying on the incubator.. She kept walking around (losing loads of weight during the process). One day she walked way too far and doesn't realize where she is and her shoe is worn off. A kind man helped her out by duct-taping her shoe and tells her which bus to take (i think)
6. Her doctor tells her to eat something (which goes against his practice or something)

Please, if someone could tell me what book this is.. I will be extremely grateful! :)
Thanks in advance

518maryellenthe4th
Nov 22, 2014, 5:55am Top

Hi guys.. so happy i'v found this site since I have one book i have read before ( 1995-2005) that i cant remember the title or author but it was a time travel romance though.

the summary as far as i can remember goes like this:

the heroine was about to celebrate her birthday (30th i think, not sure) when she finds a painting in their attic that looks like her, then there was a big storm and lightning struck, when she recovers shes in the past and is confronted by the husband of the woman in the painting since they look the same. he said that she tried to frame him for her murder. she then finds out that the woman in the painting was her great-great grandmother or something.
the husband was a horse breeder i think.
they then fall in love, then the real wife comes back, theres another lightning storm, then both the heroine and the hero goes back to the future.
and the heroine works as a talk show host, i think.

if anyone can help me find out more about this book, i would greatly appreciate it..
thanks a lot

519garthsgirl
Nov 23, 2014, 1:59pm Top

Ok HELP ME THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING. And the details I remember are vague so here is the randomness I can throw at you:

Set in the medieval ages. Cover was older and pink/beige with couple on front. Possible have the words sword, thorn, or rose in title.

Woman is almost raped int he forest when her home is attacked by a group of brogues. She is saved by a lord/knight that knocks out her attacker. He takes her back to his good guy camp on his horse. In the camp she goes to bathe in the river and he gives her one of her knight undershirt things to put on.

At another point she is making her way down the road and is almost attacked again. The hero takes her under a bush and pretends to be coupling with her to avoid the attacker. She thinks he is going to rape her at first until she realized he will save her.

They finally make it to the castle after a lot of other stuff. The hero is forced to marry the girl. There is a lot of love/hate/ misunderstanding between them throughout the book.

At one point they have sex in a hayloft.

At the wedding he is gifted a black warhorse....and some point she sneaks to follow him to battle and takes with her a jeweled saber he gifted her.

His name might be Jaime but it is possible I made that up.

I HOPE SOMEONE CAN PIECE THIS RANDOmNESS togETHER itS DRIVING ME CRAZY. This book was long. And I think this was from the early 90's or earlier? IDK HELP HELP HELP!!

520garthsgirl
Nov 24, 2014, 6:58am Top

Ok HELP ME THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING. And the details I remember are vague so here is the randomness I can throw at you:

Set in the medieval ages. Cover was older and pink/beige with couple on front. Possible have the words sword, thorn, or rose in title.

Woman is almost raped int he forest when her home is attacked by a group of brogues. She is saved by a lord/knight that knocks out her attacker. He takes her back to his good guy camp on his horse. In the camp she goes to bathe in the river and he gives her one of her knight undershirt things to put on.

At another point she is making her way down the road and is almost attacked again. The hero takes her under a bush and pretends to be coupling with her to avoid the attacker. She thinks he is going to rape her at first until she realized he will save her.

They finally make it to the castle after a lot of other stuff. The hero is forced to marry the girl. There is a lot of love/hate/ misunderstanding between them throughout the book.

At one point they have sex in a hayloft.

At the wedding he is gifted a black warhorse....and some point she sneaks to follow him to battle and takes with her a jeweled saber he gifted her.

His name might be Jaime but it is possible I made that up.

I HOPE SOMEONE CAN PIECE THIS RANDOmNESS togETHER itS DRIVING ME CRAZY. This book was long. And I think this was from the early 90's or earlier? IDK HELP HELP HELP!!

521lesmel
Nov 24, 2014, 11:16am Top

>520 garthsgirl: I'm thinking posting the same message 5 hours apart is not going to help find that book.

522lanaSal
Nov 24, 2014, 12:03pm Top

Hi there!

I'm looking for the following book and I hope someone can help me.

I read this book around 1990 in mass market paperback, it could have been published anytime before then. It was a pretty trashy romance, set I think in the 1950s, post WW2 (but I'm fuzzy on this).

I'm pretty certain the main character's name was Cassie. It starts when she's a little girl living in Oklahoma in pretty poor conditions. She has an older half brother and a grandma, and a Dad, I think. There's a local rich family that comes to vacation near where she's living and she meets two brothers, and she forms an attachment to both of them, sort of.

Some time later, her dad and grandma dies, leaving Cassie in dire circumstances. I think somewhere around here she's almost raped by her half-brother? But some one saves her, I think her grandma, which may have been when she died.

Then, Cassie's put into a foster care situation with a couple that mistreat her, but eventually she gets a job as a secretary for one of the two brothers she met as a kid. I want to say their last name is Steele (?). They have sex and get married and she's now a part of this rich family. But it's not all peaches and roses because she basically married the selfish, cheating brother, realizing that the other younger brother who had always been kind and nice to her as children. Whoops. She's kind of an odd one out in that family, not knowing the ways of rich people, and always making faux pas or whatnot. That family she learns is very disfunctional but rich. Her husband quickly beings to cheat on her, even with those she thought of as her friends. The marriage ends in divorce and a case of STDs, and but she gets a settlement of money out of it and moves to Houston, Texas.

She gets a job as a secretary for either a lawyer or real estate tycoon person. He's good to her, helps her invest her money, and she gains some independence. She has an affair with her boss, but it doesn't end badly (it does eventually end).

Then, as she has more money now and is some what well off, she buys the land and property of her old Oklahoma home, goes their for a bit and meets up with the guy she should have married, the other brother, they have a fling, she gets pregnant. She decides to keep the child, and eventually she and her soul mate meet again just after the birth of the baby and they live happily ever after.

Sound familiar??

She also becomes friends with her childhood school teacher who she had been very close to as a kid, and also she becomes best friends of a sort with one of the rich society women she met while married to her first husband who had actually been one of the women he had been cheating on Cassie with, but they forgive each other that, and become friends.

Thanks in advance.

523garthsgirl
Nov 24, 2014, 12:40pm Top

@lesmel...that was an accident obviously...

524brittany412
Nov 24, 2014, 4:39pm Top

#505 please someone help me. Still cant find this book

525Brittney_D
Nov 24, 2014, 11:30pm Top

So I read this anthology almost 12 years ago and I only remember 2 stories from it (I think there were at least 4 stories total). One story was about a 30-something year old woman (possibly a virgin) who goes on a cruise. The first day everyone dresses as their favorite movie stars and she meets this guy who looks exactly like a movie star (he obviously is this movie star). They end up falling in love and so on and so forth.

The other story I can remember is about a woman who is a self-proclaimed gold digger and answers an ad in the paper. She goes to meet this rich guy, and falls on her butt in some horse poo. This hot guy helps her up and she takes a shower in the mansion. The hot guy ends up being the rich man.

Please and thank you!

527macownr
Nov 25, 2014, 7:00pm Top

#516 - sounds like Katie Reus - Red Stone Security series - the book your referencing is Fatal Deception

528reesa00
Nov 26, 2014, 8:05pm Top

517, AmySlayz> This is Jennifer Weiner's Good in Bed; one of my favorite books.

529ChristaC1021
Nov 27, 2014, 4:24am Top

hoping someone can help. trying to find a specific book that i read a couple of years ago but i cannot remember the title or author so here are some of the things i can remember:
its romance/ erotica where a woman wrecks her car during a snow storm, two men find and rescue her, taking her back to their cabin, they share her and all develop feelings for each other. she stays with them till the storm passes and leaves despite them wanting her to stay. though she does eventually come back to them. also it was an e-book.

530lesmel
Nov 27, 2014, 1:56pm Top

531AmySlayz
Nov 30, 2014, 2:30am Top

OMG!! Thank you soo much!!! :)

532Nyx_
Nov 30, 2014, 3:57am Top

I'm trying to find out the name, and author of this book which had a total of 3 stories inside of it. They were all based on christmas...miracles?

In one of the stories the heroine is depressed because the guy she likes doesnt like her back I think he's one of her step brothers, not really sure about that...but he's really popular and all they end up hooking up one christmas, I believe the oldest brother finds them doing it, and after that the oldest brother decides to go to the military, then I believe a time skip happens the oldest brother is coming back home she found out she loved him when he had left, and now shes conflicted about what to do. Christmas day is finally there and she decides to be brave and confront the oldest brother which leads into them having sex under the christmas tree the other brother finds them gets angry and they get into a fight, later it turns out it was all a dream and she still has the same choices...she then decides to bring him into her room and have sex there, no one disturbs them, morning comes and I think all went well?

I kinda forgot the other stories...Please help me!

And thank you for helping.

533Nyx_
Edited: Nov 30, 2014, 4:14am Top

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534dead_demon
Edited: Dec 1, 2014, 6:01am Top

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535starlightgenie
Nov 30, 2014, 4:47pm Top

>534 dead_demon:

Hi dead_demon, you might want to try the Name that Book group here in LT because this thread is limited to a specific genre.
https://www.librarything.com/groups/namethatbook

536ChairT
Edited: Dec 8, 2014, 12:54pm Top

I recently read Devil's Cub by Georgette Heyer (I know. AWESOME book!). When it got to the abduction/stormy English Channel crossing/heroine shooting hero part, I was going, "I've read this, but the hero/heroine have sex on the boat."

So. Knowing that many Romance authors just can't help but copy Ms. Heyer, I was wondering if anyone knows of a Georgian/Regency Romance Novel pub. in the 90s or 2000s where the heroine tricks the hero in order to save her sister, but ends up kidnapped herself, crosses the English Channel by force, shoots him/at him at some point and is a fairly cool character? Man. I love Mary and Vidal.

Anyway, any help would be appreciated. There's no way Devil's-Cub-With-Sex is better than the original, but I'd at least like confirmation that I'm not nuts for experiencing Heyer deja vu.

Thanks!!

537dead_demon
Dec 1, 2014, 6:02am Top

Thank you for that information!
Sorry about the confusion

538bookishbrit
Dec 1, 2014, 9:22am Top

Ok so I am new here and I pretty much joined because I will often think of something I have read but cant remember what it was called. Today I am after a book title I read around the 90's but I think the book itself was a bit older than that.

It's a period set book, I will take a stab at Edwardian (yeah am kind of guessing)

In it the main character is a young woman around 20 (give or take) and she is being exposed to society in hopes of finding a husband. However she is VERY short sighted and is therefore clumsy as she bumps into and falls over things often. She has glasses that a doctor gave her but her parents forbid her to wear them as they make her "unappealing" for men.

So she ends up at a private gathering, I think her parents are angling for her to snag the young man who is either a Vicount or an Earl? However she finds herself drawn to this mysterious man (Phillip I think his name is) Who we find out later is the earl/Vicount's uncle but is also a Duke (want to say duke of Durban but am not sure)

Anyway things happen and they leave the gathering and return home, am thinking in embarrassment. The Duke follows and proposes to the girl, growls at her parents for her not wearing her glasses etc etc...

That is pretty much all I can drag out of my memory for this book, but it is one I would love to have on my shelf again!

539sarah1112
Dec 2, 2014, 12:27am Top

Looking for a book. It was a women who lived with her brother and her two nieces. The brother ran a garage right off the highway. When the brother got hurt and had ti be hospitalized a drifter stayed to help out. He fell in love with the women.

540ashleigh111
Dec 2, 2014, 10:50pm Top

I'm trying to remember a book I read sometime between 2000-2005. Heroine somehow manages to drive her car off the road and into a lake or body of water. She's unconscious, hero rescues her and brings her back to his cabin. He takes some time warming up to her but eventually he falls in love with her and builds her wooden headboard/bed in his workshop, with carved moose in it.

Odd bits to remember, I know, but that's all I got.

541anniesknitting
Dec 3, 2014, 1:07pm Top

Ok Ladies bear with me i haven't read this book in years. My mom growing up always had stacks of books and this one was in her stack. When her basement flooded the book was lost and i have been desperate for a couple years to read it again. I only remember a few details but i know it was a romance book.

It was a girl posing as a boy and was working doing some type of labor or yard chores for a Lord. She poses as a boy and is later discovered she is really a women and ends up sleeping with the Lord of the property. She is then known as Kat when her true identity is discovered. Later in the book she is kidnapped but When the Lord attends a Masquerade balls some years later on he discovers her and rescues her.

That's all i can remember and i really need to read this book again, any help will be greatly appreciated sorry its been years since i have read it but those are the details i am sure of :(

542Brooke1492
Dec 3, 2014, 9:41pm Top

I am looking for a book I read about five years ago. I don't remember the title or the author. I believe it was contemporary. It was about a woman who is kidnapped by a Viking type man who takes her to live with him in a secret community that is carved out under/inside the mountains of the Norway? area. I believe she had a sister/friend with her who also got kidnapped. They both fall in love with their respective captors.

543Ruby0229
Dec 6, 2014, 6:05pm Top

I know this is a wild one... but I remember reading one of those holiday novella compilations years ago (like at least 10 years back now) and there was one story that stood out. First of all, I remember the cover was solid red if that helps any (???). The one I remember started out with a teacher/governess coming out of the girls school where she taught. It was Christmas break and lots of snow. She was kidnapped by two men and delivered to the house of the hero. He had her kidnapped to introduce her to his young daughter (6 if I remember right) who he wanted to get into the school. He was disreputable and so his daughters application had been denied. I can't remember what happened to the girls mom, sorry. However, the one scene that really really stood out was when the man and girl were in the kitchen making Christmas cookies, and the governess walked in and they all made lady finger cookies. Anyone have any ideas???

544this.is.rahrah
Dec 6, 2014, 9:19pm Top

Please help!!! I read a series a year or so ago and cant remember the name of it!!! It was about a girl who gets with a wealthy guy, she did pageants that her mother forced her in as a teenager, the guy was actually a judge at one of her pageants, she had a crazy mother. It was set in LA i believe
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545christinar
Dec 7, 2014, 3:29pm Top

Ok so for the life of me I can't remember the name, but it's a historical period novel. I believe it's set in London, but it also involves the main characters going to Russia and getting stuck there during winter because they can't cross a certain river. I believe that she ends up pregnant and back in London alone and living with his aunt/grandmother (some female relation.) Please help!!

546Jess1582
Dec 7, 2014, 3:46pm Top

Oh my gosh-I believe you are right! Thank you so much for your help!!

547the-bookreader
Dec 8, 2014, 4:21am Top

Hey All,

I am looking for a marriage of convenience novel that has a rich rancher (well, I remember them living on a ranch at least) marrying the wife of his recently deceased best friend. I remember the man and his best friend were rock climbers and the best friend fell, and his best friend's wife blames him for the man dying. She's pregnant and in dire straits (I think), so the man offers to marry her to help support her and the baby.

I remember a Christmas party just a little while after she had the baby and she felt rundown and unattractive, with a few of the socialite women at the party making fun of her. The man was known for sleeping around and living a very "bachelor" lifestyle. There was a scene driving home from the Christmas party where she was angry at him and they stopped on the side of the road in the snow and had a heated argument that devolved into making out.

Lastly, I remember towards the end when they were basically in love with each other but hadn't told the other... she was rocking the baby to sleep singing "Hush, Little Baby" and when she got to "daddy's gonna buy you a mockingbird" she rubbed her feet against his and slipped her toes up the bottom of is jeans.

Hopefully you guys can help me find it, I remember really enjoying the novel but I can't find it for the life of me. :)

548ahellman
Edited: Dec 8, 2014, 10:06am Top

>545 christinar:

You might want to check out You belong to me by Johanna Lindsey.

549ahellman
Dec 8, 2014, 10:10am Top

550brittany412
Dec 8, 2014, 10:51am Top

Hi everyone.....I'm a newbie to the site and of course to the group. I'm trying to find the title of a book that I read 6-8 years ago. I remember some details but what I do remember is sadly vague.

First I do know its set in Texas sometime between the 1800s and 1900s.

I also know that the book starts off with a woman riding in a stage coach and it ends up getting robbed and they take something of hers that's important.

I also believe she ends up at a saloon/hotel and while she's sleeping a guys walks in either the wrong room or someone sends him up there on purpose.

She ends up going to live with him and his family.

There's a scene where they have sex by the lake on his property.

They end up getting married.

She gets pregnant.

Then she gets kidnapped and he has to go rescue her.

Hopefully someone can help me out. Been trying to remember the name of this book for years.

551trishmka
Edited: Dec 13, 2014, 3:09pm Top

First, I'd like to say I love this thread. I love the random things people remember about books, and then the people that know those books based on those random things.

So I have my own random details I am desperately searching with. It's a historical romance but I believe was written recently. Takes place in England, the hero and heroine get married, I don't remember why, but both are pretending they don't love the other even though they both do, because they don't believe the other does. I know, right? Anyway, the climax happens when they visit the husband's train factory, at which point there's an accident and explosion happens. The factory catches fire, and he gets trapped under some machinery trying to save his workers. The heroine runs back inside to save him but she's not strong enough with the lever she finds to hoist it off of him. They both end up getting saved by his friend, who had been suspicious of her until now, because he didn't realize she actually loved the man.

I believe this was one in a series, and that the next book would be about that best friend.

Any ideas? Thank you!

552nmcmk
Dec 13, 2014, 5:23pm Top

I'm looking for a book I read a year or 2 ago. It's the first in a series about 4 or 5 brothers in Colorado. Their father was a cop killed in the line of duty. The one I read, the main character was an undercover agent whose cover as an actor was blown. A women who lives behind him sneaks into the back of his truck when he's going to hide in his mountain retreat in Colorado. He finds her and her son when she tries to steel his car. She and her son stay in the actors house. Her son runs away and while they look for him, the house blows up. He thinks it's the people after him and she thinks it's her husband. They go to his brothers for help. One brother owns a bar, one does computers, one is deputy sherriff.

553BookLizard
Dec 13, 2014, 6:50pm Top

551> Trishmka, is it Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas?

554reesa00
Dec 14, 2014, 5:55pm Top

551> Definitely Secrets of a Summer Night..

555DelainaD
Dec 14, 2014, 10:16pm Top

Posted this in the other thread before I saw this one...

I've been looking for a book I read about ten years ago, and I can't remember the name or author -_-

I remember that the author writes a lot of romance, suspense, and damsel in distress type novels. This one in particular was about a woman who was kidnapped/abducted. She was eventually found in a van with a broken arm and barely conscious. The have to cut a hole in the side of the van to lift her out extremely carefully onto a stretcher. Sadly, that's all I remember :/ Also, I'm pretty sure it was published in the early 2000s...that's when I read it anyway.

If I could even just remember the author, I would be happy.

556aerogirl839
Dec 15, 2014, 3:45am Top

Hey reposting 212. Need help finding a historical regency book I read within the pass year or so, think I borrowed it off of amazon. No borrowing history is kept. This is what I remember...

One of the early parts of the book have the heroine and her younger sister walk up and down the hall waiting to learn who is calling on their brother or brother in law. The younger is hoping it is the man she is madly in love with, believe he is a duke. When the men exit the room the hero (titled) and heroine meet, she says something about teeth. They become engaged and married early in the book. They travel to his estate, where his mother and (half) bother live.

Learn about the hero's mother past. She was a village girl who fell for the charms of a traveling gentleman (he was disowned by his father a Lord) who stayed with her family until he got her pregnant. She then later want to the local Lord who said he would marry her as long as she gave him a son of his own.

The hero's mother tries to ruin the relationship of hero and heroine by hiring his old love (blacksmith's daughter) as her personal maid. Something happens that cause the hero bring the heroine`s family to the estate. Might have been because the heroine was pregnant. While walking (with sister?) heroine ends up being kidnapped by the hero's half brother who has a mental illness. He ends up killing himself by jumping off a cliff.

At the end of book there is some kind of party and hero's friend, the duke, (they are secretly related, cousins) tries to leaves without the younger sister knowing. Wanting to say goodbye the sister waits for the duke in carriage. She ends up falling asleep. The duke, who traveled on horseback later learns she is in the carriage and brings her back.

Also, I believe another sister marries a doctor, who has been called upon by different members of the family...pregnancies.

I not sure but I think the hero was also trying to capture a French spy? I'm not sure...

Any help would be appreciate.

I would be surprised if the younger sister and the duke have their own book.

557Lyynn
Edited: Dec 15, 2014, 8:26pm Top

397 lopka: Thank you for replying! However, no that isn't the right book. I appreciate it though. (:

558Lyynn
Dec 15, 2014, 9:19pm Top

Hello! I'm reposting 143 hoping somebody can help me!

I'm pretty sure the book was Harlequin. The heroine had a developed a crush on her brothers friend while they were growing up. She ends up working for him and I think it might have been an office job or something similar? He became attracted to her but he felt that it was wrong because he still viewed her as a kid despite the fact that she was an adult.

Sadly, that's all I remember. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated, though. This book has been bugging me for ages!

559trishmka
Dec 16, 2014, 7:52pm Top

Thanks so much BookLizard & reesa00!!

560M3LZY
Dec 17, 2014, 1:57pm Top

Hi!
I need some help locating a book that I've read in the early to late 90's I think. Anyways I thought it was VC Andrews novel but none of the books I saw held the plot in mind. I hope someone can recall this one.

Main character grew up in a poverty but had a childhood sweetheart who came from a rich family I guess in their community. They end up becoming lovers and family event happen (something negative) that caused her to run from her home and away from her childhood sweetheart. She ends up desolate and befriends a rich older gentlemen who was a widower. He takes her in when it becomes apparent she is pregnant. They develop a friendship that turns into marriage. Fast forward years later, the husband becomes ill and she who changed her name and due to the fact the husband came from old money kept her well protected. She takes over the business in his stead despite her age and also have a son name Christopher who is merely just 3-4 at this point with blonde hair. Anyways, the childhood sweetheart is sent to charity event to speak to the owners on behalf of his family company due to the fact the family has been trying to buy some land that she owns but flat refusal to do any business. It's at the charity event which is masked that he discovers her and her new life when the masks reveal.

He then confronts her and sees the young daughter who is at this point 6-8 I guess and resembles him. And then I forget what happens...

Anyways I hope that rings any bells. I want to say the setting is in New Orleans or Boston.

Any help is appreciated this is driving me bonkers.

561mo27
Dec 19, 2014, 9:17pm Top

hi i am newbie and i am searching for a book i read about ten years ago. the info i have is vague. it' a medieval romance novel, the heroine finding out she is to married another man and not her beloved, decided to give her virginity to the man she loves before she got married. the hero was not her betrothal or her beloved he was given the task to take her to her husband to be. i think her beloved was her cousin and all ends well for her and the hero.

help in finding this book will be greatly appreciated.

562denimsunflower
Dec 22, 2014, 2:36am Top

Reposting as there have been no responses:
I hope I'm not repeating any other requests but I'm trying to find a book.
I can't remember the character names or the author but it takes place in England (I think) and the heroine has dreams about a guy and her aunt does a spell to bring him to there (he's from the past) and the girl rejects him at first, not realizing he's the guy from her dreams. She is also being courted by or engaged to a real prick. The aunt and the heroine's father (?) Also fall in love. Any ideas???

563durre
Dec 22, 2014, 7:36am Top

I am looking for a book its contempory the hero is old has a sister, the heroine's age and twin brothers. The h is a student and H helps her study but sister blames h for flirting with her boyfriend thus the h gets kicked from there home... she becomes a teacher in an amother city and gets stabbed.. dont remember anything else
please does anyone know the name of this book have been looking for it a long time

564Barkybean
Dec 22, 2014, 11:43am Top

#563 durre - I think you may be thinking of Diana Palmer's "The Wedding in White"

565sarahsteel88
Dec 22, 2014, 6:12pm Top

I'm looking for two historical fiction romance books (they might have been of the Christian historical fiction genre; not 100% sure). I'm not sure if they were part of a series, and I don't remember even a hint of the title or author's name. I know I read it in the early 2000s but not sure if it was old or new at that point.

1) This one was about a woman (I seem to recall she was a schoolteacher) who is kidnapped by a bandit leader/outlaw/something of the like, to be the wife for his son. So this bandit guy is keeping her hostage, but his son ends up being the hero and her romantic interest—he eventually breaks her out, and another detail I recall is that in the course of his helping her escape she spends some time in a cave, where her water source is a drip of water.

2) This one was in the same kind of genre as well. The main character ends up at a male neighbor's house for some reason (I definitely remember that he was a widower, and I think he was a doctor but not positive), and she is forced to stay the night there because there's a snow storm or something. While nothing romantic happens at this point, the town rumor mill compels them to marry as a matter of "honor" or something (I feel like the heroine had a job or something in the town, and she would have had to either marry the guy or lose her job/leave town). So they get married but they don't know each other well—even sleeping separately—and the book is about their relationship from there.

Thanks in advance to anyone who might recall the names of these.

566sarahsteel88
Dec 22, 2014, 6:14pm Top

Re: the second book in my last post: I vaguely recall that the reason she stays at this neighbor's house is because she gets hurt and is unable to go home—I think that's the connection to him being a doctor? It was a long time ago and I'm struggling to recall details!

567durre
Dec 23, 2014, 10:23am Top

#564 no she became a teacher midway through the book initially she was a student and he helped her study
but thanks for trying

568aries88
Dec 27, 2014, 3:39am Top

Hello. I'm new and wonderinget if someone can help me remember the title of a book. I read it in 2010 but know it had been around for at least a little while. I feel like there was a picture of a woman in a white/cream period dress on the cover. It happened in Europe (I think England). It was a historical romance, I just don't remember the exact time period (maybe 1800s). Anyway, woman married a man she didn't like because she had to, some thing about her honor. They start to have an intimate relationship aND he teaches her things like how to eat a banana and drive a man wild lol. He is accused of murder (turnturns out he didn't do it because of something about the gun, a blank or something) and is sentenced to hang. She does evereverything she can to prove his innocence and saves him. When he gets out she passes out sick with a fever because she's gothen I'll while trying to save him. He nurses her back to health. At the end she's pregnant and has this necknave with two balls on it and there's a joke between them that she's the one in charge because she wears his balls on a strING around her neck. This has been driving me nuts for years so any and all help is appreciated!

569brittany412
Dec 27, 2014, 10:16am Top

Hi everyone.....I'm a newbie to the site and of course to the group. I'm trying to find the title of a book that I read 6-8 years ago. I remember some details but what I do remember is sadly vague.

First I do know its set in Texas sometime between the 1800s and 1900s.

I also know that the book starts off with a woman riding in a stage coach and it ends up getting robbed and they take something of hers that's important.

I also believe she ends up at a saloon/hotel and while she's sleeping a guys walks in either the wrong room or someone sends him up there on purpose.

She ends up going to live with him and his family.

There's a scene where they have sex by the lake on his property.

They end up getting married.

She gets pregnant.

Then she gets kidnapped and he has to go rescue her.

Hopefully someone can help me out. Been trying to remember the name of this book for years.

570chemjunkie
Dec 28, 2014, 12:59am Top

Hi! I'm new so I hope I'm doing this right :)
1. I don't remember much about the book because I read it so long ago- but it's a historical romance. The hero is titled (of course) and receive a note to go home, and he does and finds a woman there. He had apparently broken off an affair with her and they somehow end up having sex in the parlor or drawing room whatever (I remember lots of talk about her fingernails and he grabbed her arms to keep her from scratching him) and in the middle her husband walks in and says something like "if you're quite done with my wife I'd like a word" and it had actually been the husband who had sent the note to the hero. Well then they fight a duel and the hero is injured and that's about all I remember- sorry I don't think that's much help but I'm hoping someone will know!

2. There was a whole Harlequin contemporary series set on a Greek or Mediterranean island and there was a royal family there. I remember one of the books was about the guy that was hired to guard them, and another about their dr, and maybe the American govt had an air force base there or something. If you could just let me know how to find the series that would be great!

TIA!

571chemjunkie
Edited: Dec 28, 2014, 1:21am Top

Re 566: I think I've read the second one, was there a wealthy older lady that was being awful to the school teachers or something and her kid throws a rock at the heroine? And do her siblings get mad at her for not being fully committed to the marriage?

Found it: Donovan's Daughter by Lori Wick :)

572rnaval
Dec 29, 2014, 12:21am Top

Hi All,
This is a wonderful place. I am looking for this book I read about 8 years ago. I remember some specifics but neither the title nor the author!Hoping someone here can help me.

The book has a royal couple - I believe a duke who doesn't love his wife but married because she had the right breeding and was young. They have a baby and she loves him. I remember the following scenes-
1. When the book starts the heroine has been denied access to her baby boy because she flouted some rule. She has been called into the library.
Something she does with the baby boy is feed the ducks
2. The hero thinks shes a good mother but he's irritated she wants his attention and has romantic notions - he watches her sing to the baby at night
3. She helps him write a speech in the later part of the book where she helps him write jokes.
4. They sync their schedules via their secretaries talking.
5. At the end of the book, she finds his cuff links for him and they are very much in love.

573AnnaLisa35
Dec 29, 2014, 5:01pm Top

Hi everybody,

I have a book that is driving me crazy! It is an historical fiction set in the U.S. shortly after the civil war. The woman is set to marry a man that she doesn't feel any passion for. One night she is coming home in a carriage and gets dumped in a freezing cold river. A man saves her. The man is from the South and is not well liked. Later, they marry in order to save her reputation. If anyone can help me, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks!

574macownr
Dec 31, 2014, 5:39pm Top

#573 - Love, Come to Me by Lisa Kleypas??

575pauleyy26
Edited: Feb 15, 2015, 1:15am Top

I've been trying to find a book for months and I'm going crazy because I cant find it!!! I read it over a year ago and I loved it!

Its a book about two lawyers friends who work in the same law firm. They are working on the same case only on opposite sides. If I remember correctly it was a divorce case or something along the line.

I just remember this part:
One night they are going out to eat and drop by each others place to change out of their work clothes and end up drinking way too much wine (I think) on an empty stomach. This causes them to get a little drunk and end up sleeping together. They wake up the next morning very confused because if I remember correctly, she divorced her ex-husband a year ago (? Again I think) and so she hasn't slept with a guy since him. And so feeling a mans body next to her makes her think its her ex. While he's confused because the bed too short for him, he's taller and his feet stick out. And so when they both open their eyes they freak out because they're good friends and can't believe what happened the night before.

Also, I remember her freaking out because she's 'pregnant' then getting really sad when she realizes she's not.

Please help!! I've looked for it everywhere but I just cant find it :(
P.S. I keep thinking that her (female main character's) name is Faith. And I also keep thinkin that this book takes place in NYC but it could be any city.

576Lottemeinona
Edited: Jan 2, 2015, 5:12pm Top

Hi, I've been searching for a book. It's a harlequin but more I don't know. I know this one scene.
A woman jumps in front of a horse to save a girl. The man hears this and gets angry at the woman because he didn't know there was a girl and he thought she tried to kill herself because she hated him that much. The girl appears to have a wealthy father and the women gets a very good and expensive horse as thanks.
I know it isn't much too go with but I would really like to know the name of the book so I can read it again. So if anyone can help me I'll be really greatfull.
PS. Sorry for my English if it isn't that good but it isn't my native tongue.

577Beckyleeh
Edited: Jan 3, 2015, 12:57am Top

Hello. I have been trying to find a book I read in about 2002. It was from the library, so it was probably a hard cover romance book. The setting was in historical America, I think.
I don't remember the characters' names, but the hero was a widower with two children, a boy and a girl I think. He needs a caretaker for his kids, and a woman shows up at his place who has been hiding inside a wardrobe trunk. She keeps pounding on the trunk lid until they hear her and open the lid, and she jumps out and says,"Clear the deck!" Or something like that term that she learned from her sailor father, because she has to run for the bathroom.
I remember reading it out loud to my daughter when she was very young, and I can't remember the name of it or even the name of the hero and heroine, but she still remembers me reading it to her, and I had to skip some parts that were too mature for her little ears.
I was reading a lot of Lavryle Spencer and Julie Garwood at the time, also Linda Lael Miller but I don't think it was any of their books. Has anyone read a story like that?

578DelainaD
Jan 3, 2015, 2:52am Top

I've been looking for a book I read about ten years ago, and I can't remember the name or author -_-

I remember that the author writes a lot of romance, suspense, and damsel in distress type novels.
This one in particular was about a woman who was kidnapped/abducted. She was eventually found in a van with a broken arm and barely conscious. The paramedics have to cut a hole in the side of the van to lift her out extremely carefully onto a stretcher. I think it's her sister that investigates and finds her? Sadly, that's all I remember :/ Also, I'm pretty sure it was published in the early 2000s...that's when I read it anyway.

If I could even just remember the author, I would be happy. Ideas?

579klynnsk11
Jan 3, 2015, 10:47am Top

Hello everyone! So glad I found this site & was able to join the group. My mom's friend is an avid reader of romance and I used to borrow her books when I was younger. There was a book I read in the 90s/early 2000s that I would love to find again! It involves a woman who has intimacy issues with her boyfriends and she ends up with some kind of robot toy that only quotes movies & travels either back in time or to another world and meets a man who is some sort of sexual advisor for the people, but she starts giving them advice too... They end up together & live happily ever after. Can someone please tell me I'm not crazy? Lol sound familiar to anyone else??

580krosen75
Jan 6, 2015, 12:46am Top

Hi I'm new to the group.

I'm looking for a romance book. All I can remember is that the wife left New York because of stress she was worried she would miscarriage. The whole time she was gone she would write her husband letters about the pregnancy and then later on about their daughter. What they didn't know is that his secretary was destroying all the letters so he did not know that he had a daughter. Finally, one time The secretary slips up and he finds a birthday party invitation for the daughter and seeks out the estranged wife. At the end he ends up relocating his whole business.

Thanks in advance!

581obnursie
Jan 6, 2015, 4:26am Top

I am looking for the title/author of a book I read several years ago. The book was a hard cover with 3/4 short stories. The story that I remember is a contemporary romance. A woman is home alone with her dog in an isolated house during a blizzard. She hears a noise & finds a man half frozen on her porch. She revives/warms him under several blanket through the night. There is some hanky panky under the blankets & over the next few days. She then finds out that there is an outlaw in the area. He insists he is the deputy but then the bad guy, who was hanging around the house, also insiss he is the deputy. She ends up tying up both of them until someone can come & prove who is who. Sound familiar?

582Tabelle
Jan 6, 2015, 6:39am Top

Can anyone help with this historical romance title

Story start with a widower baron and his three young daughter travelling in a coach and the wheel of the coach broke and while repairing the wheel , his daughters were playing. The heroine was with her young siblings and she met the children and the baron and took the children and after repairing the carriage the baron came to pick up the girls at his place where he saw his younger sister.

He came to ask the younger daughter hand in exchange he will write off the debt of the father but due to some confusion and got married to the heroine.

FUNNY the heroine like to take her bath in the kitchen in the mansion.

If someone can help will be really gratefull....Thannnnnkkks

583lesmel
Jan 6, 2015, 9:17am Top

>581 obnursie: Linda Howard - White Out in Upon a Midnight Clear

Hope Bradshaw saves the life of Price Tanner when he is caught in a blizzard near her isolated cabin. Price insists that he is a law enforcement official even if it appears that he is not. Still, love grows during their "White Out". Now, if trust could only quickly follow, a relationship could bloom...

584macownr
Jan 6, 2015, 8:35pm Top

#580 - that sounds like "The Tycoon's Toddler Surprise" by Elizabeth Lennox

585krosen75
Jan 6, 2015, 11:11pm Top

OMG! That's it! Thank you so much!

586zaaraanjum
Jan 7, 2015, 6:53am Top

hey, everybody! i have a name that book question...there was a historical romance novel based on Victorian London. i don't really remember the details.. but there was a country girl and these twins make a bet with another guy who's important and titled, to make the girl very popular. and the guy falls in love with the girl. i remember there's this huge scene in the end where she finds out about the bet and i think the guy has a fight with the twins...the heroine also has a cat i think...if this even sounds familiar, id appreciate it if you would tell me the name..thank you.

587KathyanaB
Jan 7, 2015, 10:43am Top

Hello everyone i just joined today and have been searching for this book for a week now. Its a contemporary romance starts off with a teenage girl whos a cheerleader going home to her mom to get ready for this pie or bakery contest her and her mother are joining but when she gets home she finds that two men have broken in and attack her and her mother its a little scary reading this part, she gets sent to live with her unlce who is abusive and after her money from her mother passing away runs away from him and ends up waitressing at a diner owned by this really nice man that she views as a father no one in town really knows a lot about her and she gets close to this one guy another main thing that happens is one of the guys that attacked her and her mother gets out of jail and looks for her for revenge he was part of a gang and attacking them was part of his initiation. Thank you anyone who can help

588cdbear83
Jan 7, 2015, 11:37am Top

Hi all! I'm looking for the name of a book I read years ago. I think it was published late 80s or early 90s. It is a contemporary novel that spans a few decades of a woman's life as she becomes a famous actress. There is a pretty graphic rape scene with her brother in law I think. She ends up falling in love with her other brother in law. He ends up faking his death or goes missing but they are reunited at the end. I think his name was Tad or Thad. Thank you in advance!

589Weiley
Jan 8, 2015, 10:42am Top

#22 and #486 (4) I belive the book you're looking for is: Doorway to his heart by Jo Barrett.

590ReadingFanatic_1
Edited: Jan 8, 2015, 10:59am Top

I've been going nuts the past two days trying to remember the title of this book. I read it back in the 80's or 90's. It's a contemporary romance. The H and h were married and separated. The H is a movie star. He and the h were married when his career was just getting started. I think they broke up because there were rumors of an affair with his co-star. Anyhow, years later, he wants her back. If I remember correctly, the h is a teacher of some sort--college professor maybe, but I wouldn't swear to it. I also think that they are reunited because of a theater production being put on by the h's school and the H is participating. I'm not sure about that last part, though. If anyone can help me, I'd greatly appreciate it!!

Thanks in advance!

591Britta517
Jan 9, 2015, 3:37pm Top

I have been to so many other sites and nothing compares to this one! You guys are amazing. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on these books?

1- A woman takes over her family's estate (not sure why, may all be dead) and disguises herself to rob carriages at night. I think she mainly robs bad people (Robin Hood style) or something like that, and one night tries to rob a guy but he either catches her or some other circumstance prevents her from doing so. They go back to her place and begin to fall in love, he learns her secret at one point. She gets shot trying to rob someone and he takes care of her. I think the villain of the story has something to do with her brother or her brothers associates. They kidnap her towards the end and the hero saves her (as per usual). Her name is most likely Kate (Katherine or Kathleen).

2- A woman is forced to turn to working in a brothel to take care of herself (possibly a sibling?). The guy who owns it is a slimeball and I believe auctions her off one night (even tho she has worked up such a reputation for herself inside the brothel that she gets to pick and choose who she spends the night with.) A man of higher status sails into town and joins his men at the brothel when they make port for the night. He's at the brothel during the "sale" and buys her. They spend numerous nights together and eventually he starts to fall for her and she for him. I think they either escape or he takes her away but theres a lot more adventure once they leave the brothel. They sail to different places and theres a villain (maybe another lord?) I have been looking for this one for the longest time and coming up empty.

592Britta517
Jan 9, 2015, 4:40pm Top

HELP! I read this book a while ago and not much stands out but the heroine falls for the hero and he takes her back to his estate/house whatever. However not everyone is thrilled that hes marrying/married to her. I believe his mother-in-law (though it could be the head maid) poisons her. She falls very ill during one of their trips somewhere. Any ideas?

593kelly425
Jan 10, 2015, 2:23pm Top

Hello I am looking for a romance book I read a long time ago. I can't remember the name or author but I remember the plot pretty well, in the beginning the girl is caught stealing chickens or something like that but she is dressed as a boy. The male character is a Lord or something and he takes the "boy" in as a servant. after a few days of the "boy" working there the Lord gets mad and takes him to make him take a bath and discovers the real identity of the girl. After that he makes her into a lady and eventually she gets pregnant and they get married. I think they find out that the girls father was murdered maybe?? I can't really remember much else.. hope this rings a bell to someone I've been looking for this book for like a year!

594jocelynlh
Jan 10, 2015, 6:18pm Top

Hi. Does anyone remember a book about a young woman I think she's in her early twenties that had broken her engagement with her fiance because she wasn't in love with him and so she thought it was wrong to marry him even though he was a great guy. She then goes hiking but falls off of a cliff and ends up back in time. She end up being rescued by some Lord of a town and he takes her back with him. They fall in love and get married but they get attacked and they both fall off a cliff and then end up in her time. They meet his family in the present who run a huge company and they all know about them and they even have a painting of her, and her ID and other belongings she had when she accidentally traveled back in time. Turns out he's really rich from the money set aside for him and the money and jewels he buried and dug back up in the present. I think she had Asian background from her parents side but was born in either England or America.

595reesa00
Jan 10, 2015, 8:57pm Top

586> This is How the Marquess Was Won by Julie Anne Long. I remembered the scene with the hero searching for her cat which was when you knew he loved the heroine.

596Love_my_books
Jan 11, 2015, 12:10am Top

>541 anniesknitting: I think this may be Dark of the Moon by Karen Robards, just going with some of the details you gave. I hope this helps.

597zaaraanjum
Jan 11, 2015, 2:46am Top

595>yes! this is the one ive been looking for! thank you so much!

598sleca1
Jan 11, 2015, 11:32am Top

OK so I can't find a specific book I want to reread. Can anyone tell me the name and author thanks.
a women has a child and moves to a new town and gets a job at a apple farm. Even though the man in charge thinks she would not be strong enough to do it. The mother of the man takes a chance and hires her. The women getting the job has a child and will do anything for her child. Including walking back and forth to work up a hill for a few miles every day. The women does her job competently but when the boss (the man) finds out she walks to and from home everyday her "offers" to give her rides. That starts their romance. Can anyone tell me who wrote the book and the title. Please and thank you :)

599lesmel
Jan 11, 2015, 6:15pm Top

>598 sleca1: Sounds like Robyn Carr's Sunrise Point.

600obnursie
Jan 11, 2015, 6:54pm Top

Yes!! That's it! Thank you !

601Ann6410
Jan 11, 2015, 10:29pm Top

I read a romantic novel in the 80's that I have been trying to find. It was a historical I think. I can't remember the name of it. But it was about a woman that lived in the States and with her mother and step-dad. After her mother passed away she traveled back to where her mom was from to find her father. She fell in love and was married. But she found out she had seven brothers and her dad was still alive. I do remember that all the boys were by different women, and they were all wild and no-one messed with them. And she was the only one that was able to tame her brothers. I think it was part of a series.
Can't remember if it was in Scotland or England, But it was in the Medieval times.

602divinebychoice
Edited: Jan 19, 2016, 2:10am Top

Historical or Scottish romance i tried looking back on my books on my iPad but i remember that recenlty all my stuff got erased and i don't remember the books name

please help me

In the beginning the heroine and her brother and his wife are having a picnic and she suddenly she sees a man trying to kill her brother and he gets gravely injured and when the bad man is gonna give the killing blow the heroine jumps on top of her brother and she gets in-between the sword and her brother and gets slashed on her back with the sword and she passes out on her brother. and Heroine who is and English lass knows that her brothers wife tried to kill him because the heroine saw her giving a man money and talking to a stranger or someone.The brother and her get taken to the home and the healer who is like a mother to them starts to tend the heroine and her brother, who did not die but he is in bad condition.. So in order For her brother not to find out that his Wife tried to kill him, the wife signs a betrothal while the heroine and her brother are unaware. the Evil wife wants to stay with everything and the title. She has the heroine taken to her betrothed who in reality is the heroines sister in laws lover who wants to help her keep her title. The evil wife and does not let her see her brother this happens in the begining. The heroine is taken with her friend a healer an old women on a wagon the old woman has a son who is special and he grew up with the heroine and her brother he will remain and try to protect the heroines brother. The heroine is belly down on the wagon with her back slashed and she has a fever because the wound is deep. They are being escorted by English soldiers to the betrothed that her sister in law arranged with out permission form heroines brother. made for her , then suddenly they are attacked by the scottish men and hero and she wakes up and starts fighting with her knife(dagger) and one of the scottish men gets stabbed on the shoulder and he says his wife is gonna be mad at him. after all the english soldiers are all dead. the hero sees the heroine fighting with one of his men and Then the hero grabs her or touches her back or throws her back on the wagon and the heroine passes out and finds out she has a nasty deep sword wound on her back. The old women tells them to help her return the heroine onto her belly and the Scottish men all see her back and the old women healer starts cleaning the blood and proceeds to tell him what happened to heroine. then the old woman pours liquid on her back and heroine does not even scream though the men believe she would scream. Her brother believes that she tried to kill him to stay rich and with everything because that's what his wife told him and the last memory he has of his sister is her falling on him he does not know that the sister got hurt instead his wife told him she left and doesn't know where. The English lass when healed wants to go back to her brother to tell him and she tells the Scottish laird to help protect her brother. When she goes back to tell her brother that his wife tried to kill him at first he doesn't believe her than she shows him her back and whip scars and he makes a sound and she thinks that he doesn't believe her so she rupns outside where she is almost gets killed by sister in law and her lover.

Please help me find this book please and thank you...

BOOK found: Sweet Revenge by Lynsay sands

603reader1bc
Edited: Jan 15, 2015, 4:09am Top

I was posting this in relation to the posting about the guy in black who acts like a ghost at night no matter what I do I can't get this in the right place sorry:-(

604reader1bc
Jan 15, 2015, 4:04am Top

I have been searching and searching for this book I've read it several times and cannot remember what it's called or who wrote it! It historical can't even say for sure which time frame but think still sword wielding and located in Britain...I think. Young orphan in a nunnery who is known to take any dare gets talked into accompanying another girl whom she doesn't like to her wedding. The girl spins a story about giving her innocence to a soldier from the same side of the battle the heroines family fought on and talks her into giving the "groom" her virginity in order to trick him with the proof of his new brides innocence. The heroine agreed because the bride swore she would get the groom to go easy on the heroines brother for his role in the war. The groom who knows something is hinky fakes his marriage enjoys his "bride" and decides to enjoy her servant as well and the gig is up but the girls don't realize it. Please if anyone knows this one let me know!

605lo4827mw
Jan 18, 2015, 11:48am Top

Hello, I'm looking for this book I read maybe 5 years ago -

Woman marries a man out west in the 1890's - 1920's. She grows up on the East cost and marries a man whom owns a ranch in Utah or Nevada or New Mexico. She travels by train to meet her husband and is from money. Her husband lives in a tiny village with Native Americans, where ranching and horse training is the trade. She arrives in her hoop skirt but is quickly told by her husband to wear pants which she finds a crazy idea but after suffering in the heat trying to garden in a hoop dress she takes him up on the idea, however crazy it is to be seen in her underware. She had trouble adjusting to this new life where she rides horses and wears pants instead of being the lady she should be. She then learns how to garden in the dry west part of the country. After months of ranching with her husband and getting to know the Indians in the village, her husband eventually falls ill from a sickness going on there. She tells her native american neighbor that she'll watch over the neighbor's baby to ensure that he does not get the sickness his mother has. However when her husband dies from the sickness she kidnaps the baby. She then flees to PA and then to Europe. The baby's father spends many years searching for his kidnapped son. The woman meets a man in Europe and leaves the baby she is hiding in the attic by the lake on their property, knowing she can't keep that up the baby is then given to her new neighbors who are gypsies. The gypsies then raise the baby. The woman has two more children, both girls who are friends and grow up with this kidnapped little boy. After the mom dies, the girls start unraveling what happened by finding a box of letters from her first husband and find out that she never loved their dad like she did this husband and the boy was a way to keep that life alive and they never knew of this marriage. One of the woman's children and the kidnapped boy (now a man start a relationship)

Any help is appreciated! Thanks!

606lizkw17
Jan 23, 2015, 4:19pm Top

I read a book about ten years ago and I cannot remember the name of it. I think it was written in the late 80's or the 90's. It was based in Greece. It started with a nanny who became pregnant and I think her boyfriend died. There was a guy who was friends with the family that she worked for and he made a comment to her when she was on the beach one day. She gives the baby up for adoption and I think she left the country. A few years later she is working in a shop (I think its in an airport) and the guy who was friends of the family that she worked for shows up in the shop she is working. I remember her not liking him at first. Then he asks her out or to come back with him or something. She refuses, but then he says "I have what you want *her name,* I have *name of the baby she gave up for adoption.* the guy had adopted her baby with his wife, but then his wife died. She ends up going back to greece with him and he tells her that she is not allowed to tell her son that she is his real mother. Then they fall in love towards the end of the book and he admits that he has always liked her, which is the reason that he arranged to adopt her son in the first place. Does anyone have any idea of the name of this book?

607ahellman
Jan 24, 2015, 2:09pm Top

>601 Ann6410: Parts of that seem similar to Love Me Forever by Johanna Lindsey - at least the part about the dad being alive and having many brothers, mostly with different mothers.

608josephine121765
Jan 25, 2015, 4:25pm Top

There is a romance book I have been trying to find for many years. When I was in high school, back in the early 80's, I read a historical romance where the hero had been unsuccessfully hung, taken care of by the heroine, and then both were for some reason (i don't remember) sentenced to go aboard a ship for the new world. One scene that stands out in my mind is when she is taking care of him, he has nightmares of choking and she pretends to remove the rope from his throat to calm him down. If anyone knows the name and/or author of this book I would be very grateful.

609erinstarke
Jan 25, 2015, 7:11pm Top

I'm looking for a historical romance that I believe was published in the 70s. It took place in Imperial Russia and dealt with a Russian count who fell in love with a woman with a young daughter who was married to an abusive husband. It had several hot love scenes.

Thanks for any help.

610blaize..V
Jan 26, 2015, 12:53pm Top

Hi, I just joined this site, but I would appreciate all the help I can get. I am searching for this book I read years ago about a maid or waitress that walks in a murder and has to go on the run from the bad guys with d male lead character who is also a guest at the hotel/resort (I think). Can't remember the title or authour but would appreciate any suggestions...thanks

611TaniaNatiola
Jan 27, 2015, 12:10pm Top

Hi! Just recently joined in hopes that someone will know the book I'm searching. I've read 8- 10 years ago. I just can't remember the title nor the author.

Its more of a contemporary/modern setting in a small town, the heroine has an unrequited love for the hero since they were kids, but when they grew up its the sister who got the boy. Eventuallly the hero and the sister broke up and the hero didn't know that he had a child. The heroine then acted as a mother figure/ adopted her nephew who's about 15-18 yrs. Old when her sister died. The father of the boy entered the picture since he has been receiving blackmail letters and he suddenly found out that he was the father of the child. I think the hero was a race care driver (not really sure). All i remember is the heroine, has a garden for a living and they bought the child a truck for his birthday, and it turned out the heroine's mother (grandmother of the child) was the one sending those letters.

Hoping for your reply :-)

Tania

612ahellman
Jan 28, 2015, 4:02pm Top

>611 TaniaNatiola: That reminds of of Long Time Coming by Sandra Brown, in which the hero is a famous astronaut. Every detail seems to match, from the sisters, to the age of the child, to the car, and to the grandmother.

613jljoyce
Edited: Feb 1, 2015, 4:07pm Top

Update ***Honey Moon
by SUSAN ELIZABETH PHILLIPS
Thanks to good reads I have the book thanks for helping

New here and desperately trying to find a book that I really enjoyed reading years ago I'm dyslexic so please excuse the spelling and punctuation as I use voice recognition software to write this any help is greatly appreciated!!!!

The h is a girl who grew up helping work on a theme park or her family owned it?
her and her sister jump in the car drive to California pick up a guy on the way the sister ends up marrying this loser the h gets a TV acting job as a young daughter on a TV show she forms a real life crush on her TV boyfriend but she eventually falls in love with the TV dad (the1st H in this book) she finally convinces him later on to marry her they live happily ever after until he's filming a new movie and is killed in her depression she goes back where she grew up and start renovating the theme park the old tv boyfriend shows up in disguise because his life is falling to shambles pretends to just be a worker helping out rebilling theme park in his spare time he sneaks off to a Children Hospital as a clown to entertain the kids eventually he found out why his ex wife is not letting him see his daughters because she thought he was sexually molesting them because her father did
molested her when she was a child and she is really confused in the end he saved his daughters from the grandfather
and the h and H#2 fall in love with each other get married and have kids of their own
They open up the theme park for children who have been abused

614meganruan
Jan 31, 2015, 9:55pm Top

Hi All..am looking for this novel for ages..read it almost 22 years ago and a friend borrowed and sadly never returned.
1. Modern setting
2. 2 ladies (besties or cousins) working in a plantation. I think they are americans
3. They have problem with their working visa that is going to expired soon
4. One of the girls try to ask the plant manager to assist by visitting into his home
5. But instead bumped into the manager uncle who is the owner of the farm
6. The uncle misunderstood and think she try to seduce him, and think she is a kind of money hunting girl
7. The uncle hates the girl and keep making issues with her and try to blackmail her to bed, they nearly made it just second before the girl speak out that she is a virgin. Then the uncle suddenly left
8. The girl devastated and try to runaway
9. The girl name is rowan. Hopefully it ring a bell.

615Erinkai
Edited: Jan 31, 2015, 11:38pm Top

Hi,

Please help me looking this books. This a Harlequin book.
The Hero is an orphan, I belief the setting at French I can be wrong but I'm certain in one of European city but not Greek.
The Hero is an orphan, his family name has saint or angel on it (in that theme)or the name of the orphanage or the city he found (a nun name him). He hired a PI to looking his past (parent, family )the PI he hired is a female. The heroine taught this PI as his mistress cause his secretive attitude.
As usual part in every romance novel where they honest to each other. The Hero told the Heroine that the PI woman not his mistress but his PI hired to look his parent so he can be worthy of her. He also told that he is an orphan.
Please help me, Thanks

616catmartin
Edited: Jun 16, 2015, 3:52am Top

So glad to have found this thread!!!!! I have been going crazy trying to remember the title and author of a book set in the Middle Ages I think and if I remember correctly the heroine was kidnapped and held for ransom by the hero, who had some kind of scar or injury from the crusades. I believe their clans or families had a feud ongoing. The 2 fall in love but the hero lost a wife in childbirth and (this is what I remember most) the hero decided after the loss of his wife to educate himself on everything to do with childbirth and promised to remain with the heroine and deliver their child to ensure that she didn't die as well. That's all I can remember but if anyone has a lead I'm willing to track it down.

I remembered that the ransom was paid for the heroine and the hero returns her to her family because he thinks she will die in childbirth like his first wife and he doesn't want to risk it but instead of her family welcoming her back her father beats her I front of the hero and his soldiers and someone has to hold the hero back to keep him from interfering and the hero decides to find a way to get the heroine back.

617Anniemo83
Edited: Feb 5, 2015, 7:07pm Top

Hi, I'm new to this group and hoping someone can help. I read this book years ago as a teenager. I found it in a box full of my mums old romance novels so unsure the actual date of publication.
The book is about an American girl whose father dies during ww1. Her mum sends her to Britain when she is older ( can't remember why possibly one of the parents was English and she goes to their family?). She meets her mums ex fiancé ( I think her mum ran away from him to marry her father). She then becomes engaged to her mums ex fiancés son ( I want to call him David, but not sure and last name possibly beginning with an L?) but leaves him and ends up marrying a doctor. The story is also set during ww2. I think the doctor was called Louis, Luca, Luke, logan or something like that. He dies when his hospital is bombed and I think her ex fiancé is also killed. She then goes on to marry her mums ex. I want to say his name is Richard, but not 100%. I can no idea of author of title so have had no success on google.
Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks

618Love_my_books
Feb 5, 2015, 9:20pm Top

>602 divinebychoice: The book you are looking for is Sweet Revenge by Lynsay Sands

619Barkybean
Feb 7, 2015, 1:46pm Top

My turn: I cannot remember author or title (it has to be written within 10 years), but I remember the following:

I believe H and h are cops and are living together (married?) and she gets pregnant. He doesn't really take any interest in the pregnancy. (I remember she either has a tennis bracelet he gave her or a picture of them together in tennis gear?)

H believes he's in love with other woman (who, I think, only loves him as a friend/hero) who was married with a child and he helped her get away from her abusive ex-husband. He moved to the current town to be closer to OW

I think h's partner is killed parked outside of their home protecting h?

At some point OW's ex shows up and kidnaps both h and OW and ex wants H to chose which one to save. (I don't remember if he actually chose?)

h was hurt and bleeding on bathroom floor and almost loses baby. She also discovered H thought he loved OW and separates from him.

OW makes him realize he doesn't really love her and makes him realize he loves the h and he has to win h back.

620Barkybean
Feb 8, 2015, 5:16am Top

If anyone is interested, my post above is What Matter's Most by Linda Winfree

621BookLizard
Feb 8, 2015, 12:27pm Top

619 & 620> Thanks for posting that so people don't keep looking.

Glad you were able to find it.

622bibliophile82
Feb 9, 2015, 3:53am Top

Hello all! So excited to hopefully solve the mystery haunting me for 14 years lol
My book is an epic historical romance and begins in England I believe...h is a headstrong young woman raised by her father; her mother died in childbirth. The first scene I can remember is of them arguing because father decides it is time for her to marry. H, I think is english, but has property in America; where he prefers to be. He is the black sheep of family. Skip, they meet, don't like each other but fate keeps bringing them together. Skip, skip, skip...she's captured and sold in middle east? Her owner loves her and allows her to ride a horse he's given her...as long as she's dressed as a man. Runs into H while out, he recognizes her eyes or voice I think, and is disgusted with her. I forget how she was freed but the book ends with her running into him again in America. ..i believe she's staying at a neighboring estate?

this may or may not be how they met, but if you recognize this please let me know: h attends a ball and is accosted by H, who thinks she's more experienced than she is. H escorts her to her door and says he'll return in a bit. h follows him to a secret meeting and overhears plot involving queen of scots son? She runs back to room and locks door. He returns and pounds on door but leaves when realizes she's not going to open it. h falls asleep but underestimates H...he manages to enter her room through open shutters...he scaled the snow covered balcony! So juicy lol

I read this book in 2000, and i want to say the cover was lavendar...no people but there was something else. Well over 400pgs. Any help will be greatly appreciated!

623S_666
Feb 9, 2015, 2:33pm Top

Hi, I'm new to the group and was wondering if anyone could help me find this book; I don't have a lot of details. I think the heroine auctions herself and the hero makes her his mistress. Hero is captured by a villain at some stage and heroine sleeps with the villain to get the hero released. He then marries her to ensure that he can setup a duel with the villain. I think she thwarts the duel as well. Sorry not a lot of details...thanks very much for you help!

624b_mckenzie
Feb 9, 2015, 8:48pm Top

I hope this group can help. I read a book a year or two ago and can't remember the title, author, or character names. It's historical romance and there is a curse on this clan (Scottish or Irish?) and the leader/king has to marry a girl with the mark to break it. The heroine is living in England with her father, who "stole" her mother from them who had the mark and went crazy because of it, trying to catch a titled husband. The leader, who has two titles one from the clan and one English, goes looking for the girl to marry her and break the curse. She starts speaking gaelic? and her dad locks her away and the maid helps the leader steal her. They make it to his castle and she meets a little girl with the mark who she eventually saves when she falls off of a bridge into some water. Any help would be appreciated!

625brittany412
Feb 9, 2015, 11:29pm Top

Hi everyone.....I'm a newbie to the site and of course to the group. I'm trying to find the title of a book that I read 6-8 years ago. I remember some details but what I do remember is sadly vague.

First I do know its set in Texas sometime between the 1800s and 1900s.

I also know that the book starts off with a woman riding in a stage coach and it ends up getting robbed and they take something of hers that's important.

I also believe she ends up at a saloon/hotel and while she's sleeping a guys walks in either the wrong room or someone sends him up there on purpose.

She ends up going to live with him and his family.

There's a scene where they have sex by the lake on his property.

They end up getting married.

She gets pregnant.

Then she gets kidnapped and he has to go rescue her.

Hopefully someone can help me out. Been trying to remember the name of this book for years.
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626Barkybean
Feb 10, 2015, 9:49pm Top

This is so broad and general, if anyone has any recommendations for me to check out, it'd be mighty appreciated!

I read the book probably early 90's - I bought from the used bookstore, so it could be earlier. I believe it was a Harlequin or Silhouette romance book of some type.

Man has a list for the qualities he wants in a wife and heroine doesn't meet most (if any?) of them. I think she finds the list on his refrigerator and realizes she doesn't meet any of the requirements - or - there is a refrigerator on the cover with the man and woman.

Any idea's would be helpful. None of my searches brings up ANY book with a man with a list!

627combat_wombat
Feb 11, 2015, 8:01pm Top

I need help finding a romantic era French or Italian book about a man who thinks he is ugly and a good poet so he helps the more attractive guy get the girl even though he just likes the way she looks. Help.

629sadie388
Feb 17, 2015, 9:09pm Top

I have been looking for this book for years! This is a 2 in 1 book from 10 years or more ago. Any help is greatly appreciated!

1st: I believe takes place in Scotland. The king decrees that one of his lord's daughters will marry a warrior for the warrior's reward. The lord has two daughters, the eldest refuses because she wants to marry a man with money and a title. The youngest therefore marries the warrior. The king decides to give the warrior a title and land. The youngest sister likes to go out and dress like an old woman to get information. Her eldest sister is jealous of the wealth and tries to seduce her brother-in-law, when it fails she kidnaps her sister. The husband rescues his wife and they admit they love each other.

2nd: Takes place in England. The lord was previously married to a cheater. At a ball he meets an innocent women and planned on making her his mistress to avoid marriage. However because she is respectable he has to offer marriage. While at a party, the woman is attacked by another man and her husband saves her. The husband believes that the wife was cheating and kicked her out of the home even though she was pregnant. They later reunite years later and he realizes the child is his. While hunting the husband is accidentally shot and taken cared of by the wife. The man who attacked the wife came to apologize for what he did, the husband tells his wife he is finally ready to hear the truth. The wife tells him what happens and states that she is pregnant again and tells him that he needs to trust her. She packs her things a leaves. The husband realizes he was wrong and gets her back and admits he loves her.

630Penny2015
Edited: Feb 17, 2015, 10:26pm Top

Hey everyone! I've been hunting for this book for 3 years. It's about a woman who's occupation is making other people's fantasies come true. She's kept hers a secret for forever which is to be someone's sex slave. I never got the chance to read past that as I lost the book and I just found this thread. I know that isn't much to go on but I hope someone can help.

631TaniaNatiola
Edited: Feb 18, 2015, 6:28pm Top

>612 ahellman: you are such a life saver!!! I can't even explain how happy I am that finally after so many years, I already know the title of the book I'm looking for!! I was like 12 years old back then and I'm 21 now, not knowing the title was an agony to me so thank you very much!!

632RobinReads
Edited: Sep 9, 2015, 10:47pm Top

***EDITED*** Sept 9, 2015 HELP PLEASE :)

Hello, new member and so glad I found this group.
I am looking for three books.

The first I think is Harlequin Romance: A timid burly man who doesn't think he's worth loving. A farm house? Maybe? I think he was wet maybe from rain and needed a change of clothes??? Night time in dark kitchen.
hen.

The second Historical Romance: Coastal town, pirate (maybe) but captain of ship and a woman who always faints around him. Unlikely romance. Ends up taking her on ship.

The third Historical Romance: Mostly what I remember is beautiful hand held fans. I think the heroine made them or her family did. King, castle, court and so on.

I know this is all VERY vague, but it's all I can remember.

Thank you, these have been driving me nuts for years.

633Jade1900
Feb 27, 2015, 11:25am Top

Hello everyone, just joined because I love to read and there is a book I've been wanting to read again. I bought the book and really loved it, and while I was away from home, my aunt borrowed my books. She didn't take care of it and my uncle frustrated with her, without thinking donated all my books along with hers to Goodwill. Been trying to find the book ever since, because I love re-reading my favorites at least once during the year. Can't remember the name of it or who the author is. It's a romance novel set during the time of the American Indian wars. A young women from back east is called by her father to accompany him, he's a general if I remember it correctly. The young woman (can't remember her name), has visions of meeting a man, and it turns out that he's a native american. The native american is a chief of some tribe, and is a prisoner at the fort, which the young women helps to free. The young women is then taken captive during the process. The chief thinks about making her his wife, but he is responsible for his brothers widow. His brothers widow, thinks she's going to marry the chief and treats the young women badly. To prevent his brothers widow from interfering with his plans for the young women, he banishes the widow and sends her back to her family's tribe. Later as the chief and young woman fall for each other and marry, he learns about her gift of visions which she uses to help his people during the Indian wars. She then becomes highly regarded and they have several children together. This book probably came out around the late 1980's or early 1990's. Thanks for the help.

634Marie203
Edited: Feb 28, 2015, 6:43am Top

Hey I want to find a book that I never actually read but I'm hoping the synopsis was descriptive enough. I learned about this book about 5 years ago but I feel like had been published 20 or so years ago. It is a historical novel; I think it was set in regency times but it could have been medieval. So a man and a woman have an arranged marriage and the husband leaves and goes to like London to live his life. After a while, the wife needs an heir so she goes to her husband and acts as his mistress (never tells him that she is his wife). Once she gets pregnant, she returns home (I pretty sure she returns home to Scotland, I think their marriage may have united a couple of clans or something). Anyway, the husband get sad and misses his mistress. He decides to go home and discovers his wife was his mistress. And that's where the description ended.

635rainie121
Feb 28, 2015, 2:47pm Top

Hi,
I've been on the hunt for a book since forever. Typing keywords in Google didn't help at all.
All I remember was that the hero and heroine seemed to have a bit of a volatile relationship. He was a doctor and during the last part of the book she has an argument with him (she gets a little jealous) and then later gets sick. The hero ignores her and thinks she's faking. But she actually catches a rare virus. When the hero does find out he curses himself for not picking out the signs......and looks after her. But the virus is pretty serious as the doctors couldn't seem to figure out how to treat it.

Help would be greatly appreciated =)
Thank you

636Rappram
Mar 4, 2015, 10:49pm Top

@42peppernsalt07

I don't know if you've found your answer but if not I believe it's Bargain with the Devil by Jayne Castle (Jayne Ann Krentz)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/426213.Bargain_With_The_Devil?

If I remember correctly the cowboy hat was a feature of the heroine's(Stacy) fantasy of what role the hero(Hunter) would be perfect for in a movie.

Sorry it's 1 and a 1/2 years late ;)

637staceyrh
Mar 13, 2015, 2:17am Top

1900

Night Flame by Catherine Hart...I know bc I'm currently reading it.

638BookLizard
Mar 13, 2015, 7:58am Top

637> Good find, but when you respond, can you please include the number of the post so the rest of us know which question has already been answered? Thanks.

633>The book you're looking for is Night Flame by Catherine Hart. (Staceyrh found it for you.)

Detailed description:
http://allreaders.com/book-review-summary/night-flame-38888

639SoschaF
Mar 16, 2015, 9:22pm Top

Hi, I've been racking my brain trying to find 3 historical romances that were among my favorites back in the day, early to mid 80s. Any help would be so appreciated:

1. "Jungle" might have been in the title. The hero's name was Charles Terney/Charles De Thierney--he used both names. It book place in South or Central America, as I recall, at least part of it. Hero kidnaps innocent girl, case of mistaken identity. He thought her surname was Gonzales (he had a vendetta against that family), but she was just a servant with the Gonzaleses--her surname was Canvales, or similar. I think the heroine's name might have been Helena...I believe she was French. The first part of the novel, when they met, took place on a ship. Then he kidnapped her and took her S/Cent America. He discovered it was a case of mistaken identity with Helena and let her go. She went to America, I think, then had to make contact with the hero again as she discovered she was pregnant....You know these sound a little silly when you try to describe them..!

2. Might have been published in late 70s or every early 80s. The heroine's name was Kate/Kathleen, and she was Irish-American, wealthy. She'd answered an ad to be a mail order bride, but just to amuse herself and her friends. But her brother discovered she had a lover and murdered her lover (her brother's name was Eamon), so she took the ticket the man seeking the bride had sent her to run away from her brother. The hero's name was Jason, a rancher. He at first refused to marry Kate because he thought she'd misrepresented herself, but they did fall in love and marry. However, he was a jealous type and thought she was having an affair with his best friend Mark, so she ran away...Does this sound familiar to anyone?

3. This last one was from the early-mid 80s, and must have been rather popular or by a popular author because I believe the copy I'd gotten was in a hardcover from a book club like Doubleday. The beginning takes place in Spain. The heroine is poor, from a family of gypsies/pickpockets. She has an older brother--they are very young at the time, early teens. They have another partner with them, that has been living with them as a brother but he's not biologically related. He was an orphan/street child. The orphan and the sister developed a relationship, just just as that happened the boy stole the purse of a wealthy noble and was apprehended. When he was apprehended it was discovered he was a long-lost nephew/grandson of the noble he robbed, etc. The girl didn't know what had happened to the boy other than he was arrested. They found each other later, I believe it was in North Africa, a harem setting, and he's initially infuriated that the girl, now grown woman, seems to be prostituting herself....

Again, a million thanks if anyone can help. It's been driving me crazy I can remember so many details but not enough to find the authors/titles on my own.

640Anna_Alarcon
Edited: Oct 1, 2015, 3:59pm Top

Hello All! Im new to this website and need help finding a book i read about 10yrs ago. Possibly published in 1980s or 1990s historical romance i believe. The only things i really remember about this book are the following details from the story. A man and woman take shelter from a storm in a barn or some such structure. Dont know if the lady was running away from like an uncle or anything like that but the man thinks she is a "known" woman being that she is by herself. He tries to pay her for services which they end up having sex and he finds out whilst in the act she is a virgin. They both fall sleep and when the man wakes up the coin(s) fall off his chest onto the floor and the lady is long gone. The guy ends up finding her close to the end of the novel and vaguely remember that she is in some coastal town or some such. I hope im not getting that last part confused :) Any help would be greatly appreciated!

641unbridledfear
Mar 20, 2015, 2:15pm Top

Hello! I found this thread during a Google search, and I am in desperate need of some help. About ten years ago I read this novel (or series, honestly can't remember). I really want to read it again, but I can't remember enough details to find it. Hoping I luck out here.

What I do remember:

Setting was 1800s Old West. Like a gold mining town.

The heroine was Italian. She either owned or worked in a bed and breakfasts/stage stop type place. Or possibly just sold what she made to a restaurant. She loooooved baking and made pasta from scratch. This was a big part of the novel.

The hero was a freighter (I think), because he was gone a lot, and there was a lot of tension between the two as a result.

If I remember anything else, I will update this post.

Thanks!

- Anna

Just in case people only look at one thread, I'm posting on both. Sorry for the repetition!

642Nay84
Mar 23, 2015, 9:51pm Top

Hi, I'm hoping that someone can help me.

Probably about 10-15 years ago I read a book about a cowboy, who i think is named Linc, who returns to his hometown with his small son and ends up falling in love with his sons Aunty. The cowboy was a rodeo rider but wanted a more stable upbringing for his son.

I'm not sure if it has a Mills and Boon cover or a Harlequin cover.

All I can remember is:

1. The mother of his son I think is called Virginia or Ginny who died in a car accident when she was running away with another man
2. The 3 sisters were named after US states
3. The sister that he is interested in was previously engaged to another man who left her because she couldn't have children
4. On the cover there was a picture of a lady with red hair, a cowboy and his son
5. I think that is was part of a series as the couple are mentioned in another book I read.

If anyone has any ideas please let me know.

Thanks
-N

643Barkybean
Mar 24, 2015, 7:06am Top

642 - Nav84

Susan Mallery has 3 books in her Fool's Gold series with sisters named after states: Nevada, Dakota and Montana. But, there are no characters named Linc or Virginia/Ginny in them.

The titles start are Only Mine, Only Yours and Only His

644ReadingFanatic_1
Mar 24, 2015, 9:54am Top

I have been trying forever to remember the title of a romance novel I read many years ago...I think I read it in the late 80's or some time in the 90's. I'm pretty sure the story is set during the regency period. The book is published by Zebra regency, Silhouette, Harlequin or another similar company.

Anyhow, here are a few details of the story that I remember. The H is English, a marquess, I think. The h is companion to the wife of an Earl. The story occurs during a time when the Grand Duchess of Russia--the Czar's sister, I believe--is due for a visit to England. The H works for the government in some capacity and is involved in some secretive investigative work; something to do with a possible spy???

The H and h meet when the H is a guest at the Earl's house; it's a house party. But really he's there for the purpose of his investigation. There is one scene early in the book where the H saves the h from being harassed by her boss' son and his over-privileged friends. There is also a Russian prince--a handsome devil--who is traveling as part of the Grand Duchess' entourage, or at least he's in England because of her upcoming visit. Anyhow, he too becomes a guest at the Earl's house... not sure how.

The Russian prince, I think his name is Nikolai, is friends with the h. They knew each other a long time ago when she was very young. He is super protective of the h; he's like a brother. The h asks Nikolai to not treat her so familiarly because she doesn't want any problems with her boss. The prince is a most honored guest at the Earl's house and the h knows that the Countess will not be happy if a mere companion is the focus of his attentions. You know the type. Ugh! At first the H thinks there is something romantic between the two. There is one scene where the H sees the prince leaving the h's room in the middle of the night.

At some point in the story there is a question as to whether the h is a traitor. The prince offers to marry her to protect her, because if she is his bride no one will dare to accuse her. The h loves the prince like a brother and refuses his proposal. She says he deserves someone who will love him the way he deserves, blah, blah, blah. By this time the H is already in love with the h and is determined to protect her himself. That is as much as I remember. Of course there is a HEA. I do remember that the Russian and the H became friends and partners in the quest to protect the h. Oh, another thing I remember is that the h is worked to death by the Countess and the other women who are guests at the house party.

If anyone recognizes this book and can at least give me a clue as to how to go about identifying it, I would be most appreciative. I've been trying to remember on and off for years! Thank you in advance.

645Nay84
Mar 24, 2015, 8:08pm Top

hi thanks i will check them out

646gavinsmommie12011
Mar 26, 2015, 12:31am Top

Im look for a cowboy western romance I think it a series of books that all go together but r standalone it might be bbw the lead guy goes to grab a married women butt I think he knows the couple but it not her its her friend and he then starts going after the friend any ideas help

647LicoriceJayde
Mar 31, 2015, 2:40am Top

Hey! I really hope someone can help me. About 10 years ago when I went to the library I got my first romance novel. It left quite a mark with me. I don't remember much. I don't know names, but I hope someone can help me?

It's about a girl who was forced into a marriage by her father to a man who lives in a castle. I believe either she has magic powers or some kind of link to a magical being in the new castle, and I believe she hides that fact drom him. At first they hate each other. He did not try and do anything with her for a while or something similar to that. I believe, even on the night he decides they will consummate the marriage (she didn't want to sleep with him so they didn't im pretty sure), he was rough and mean to her. I can't remember if they actually did it then or not. I think not. Well he gets mad and believe is said when he gets back he's sending her back home. Well while he's away he goes to a witch for some reason or gets mixed up with a witch somehow. She gives him a potion or something where he then is driven insane with need for this woman. He rides back then to his castle and has to have her. That night they finally do it. But some how there's a link with her and this giant power to tell the future or magic being thing. Like I said, 10 years ago. Maybe it's a possibility he didn't sleep with her and was going to send her away because she has magical powers? I don't know.

Anyone have any idea of the title? I remember the cover was blue and it possibly had that page that flips to the inside where they show what the people look like. I don't know. If you remember, please let me know!

648mbsl
Edited: Mar 31, 2015, 5:30am Top

Only a vague memory of this regency romance novel. I read this a long long time ago so time frame prob. before 2008 or so... Would be great if anyone has any ideas what this might be....

Plot summary: Her parent passed away and now her cousin has took over the title of the family estate. Her cousin is holding a house party so there are guest everywhere. Lady returns to her family estate for the house party and for the last time in hope to retrieve something left behind from her family. I think it was something that may also smear her family name if discovered. While searching for the item in the library or study room, she comes across a gentleman who is a friend of her cousin family whom just came into a title. I remember she know who he is but does not like him. He is there (I think) to investigate and working for the crown. He pretends to hang out with the lords .....I can't remember but I think there was a bunch of lords making wager on seducing her and maybe a chess game?. Long story short, he end up making a wager with her and seducing her. I think the wager was something along the line of her being immune to his seduction. I recall there seems to be scene where they were hiding behind curtains. Can't remember what the story ending was.

649alice1972
Edited: Apr 4, 2015, 5:11pm Top

I'm looking for a historical romance. The heroine decides to go to an inappropriate masked ball with a friend. They get separated and she meets this man. He has black hair with a single streak of white in it. Anyway he assumes she's a prostitue and they have sex. She's a virgin he's surprised, she politely thanks him for the sex and walks away. He looks for her but can not find her.
Some years later they meet again and she's completely in love with him. He thinks she's mistaken him for his twin brother. But she knows that it is him. They somehow end up married and on her wedding night she try's to tell him but he assumes she's talking about his brother. I can't remember any names I'm really bad with names but i desperately want to read this book again.

If anybody can please do tell me the name.

650auntroni83
Apr 4, 2015, 5:51pm Top

I'm looking for a book

Here is what a I remember, a wealthy daughter escapes and finds her way to colonial america. I can't remember if she fleas voluntarily or is kidnapped. Anyways she become indentured to a shipbuilder who is a widower so that she can take care of his child. There are rumors that he had killed his wife. I want to say the hero has an Irish or Scottish last name. I think towards the end of the book her parents cone and she is forced to we'd the shipbuilde

651auntroni83
Apr 4, 2015, 10:42pm Top

That sounds like Lyndsay San d's novel. I own it. I think it is The Key. The her ion grew up in a convent an her father is the king, she is his illegitimate daughter.

652Love_my_books
Apr 6, 2015, 12:25am Top

>650 auntroni83: I think the book you may be looking for is Petals on the River by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. The details that you remember mostly match the story.

653auntroni83
Apr 6, 2015, 7:10am Top

That's it! Wooo thank you

654nikem
Apr 7, 2015, 8:13pm Top

Hello, I'm new to the site and I've been trying to remember the title of a historical romance book (ebook), but it just hasn't been working (hate when that happens...). I'd appreciate it if someone could come up with it. In it, a fire starts in a manor out on an estate and kills off the noble couple (duke/duchess, not too sure about the specific rank), and their young daughter (maybe three or four years old) goes missing. A married couple that was employed by the family finds her (I think the gardener and his wife), and decides that it would be safest to keep her hidden for a little while by disguising her as a boy, pretending that she's their daughter. Of course, she ends up being disguised as a boy until she's about 18 or 19. In the mean time, the closest male relative (let's just call him X) that ends up taking over the management of the estate is the son of a noble and his true love (who was a servant, I believe). The father ended up marrying a vain and greedy lady who has a daughter and son of her own. The girl disguised as a boy ends up as a companion to X, who has candid conversation with her, not realizing that he is a she. Years pass and the "missing" daughter's birthday comes up. The daughter of X's stepmother ends up inviting him (actually a her) to her room and kisses him (her), when her brother catches them. The brother tells his sister to lie to X and claim that the servant (the missing daughter) forced her. X is outraged and challenges the missing daughter to a duel with swords, during which it is revealed that the heroine is, in fact, female. X's friend and his aunt take the heroine and sponsor her for the season, during which she charms everyone. X decides to court and heiress, all the while seething that the heroine seems to have a particular fondness for a noble by the name of St. John (who, bears an uncanny resemblance to X). When the heroine demands that X stop interfering with her marriage proposals, X allows her to say who her favorite suitor is. She claims that it's St. John, and he gets mad. They have words, she ends up slapping him, saying something along the lines of "I hate you and I wish you were dead." They part ways, but X ends up taking ill. She hears about it, and rushes off on horseback (disguised as a boy) to the estate, and St. John goes with her. Eventually, X recovers, and is overjoyed to see her, but his stepmother makes grief for them by mentioning that St. John escorted the heroine to the estate. Regardless, they marry (much to their own secret delight, but convinced that the other hates them). Just when they are on the mend of things, the heroine is kidnapped, and X believes that she ran off with St. John, until he finds him. They manage to reach her just as she is being held at gunpoint (uncanny, isn't it ;) ). X and the heroine smooth over any misunderstandings.
I't been driving me crazy that I can't remember the title. If anyone can help, I'd be so grateful.
Thank you!

655malee1
Apr 7, 2015, 11:30pm Top

Looking for a Mills & Boon book, I think it was published in the 1990s, the cover is green with a cut out of the heroine, she is wearing a suit and has black hair. She went out to a party with a friend, wearing skimpy clothes and a lot of make up, and got drunk, she ended up in the hero's bed. He was angry at her and to scare her, in the morning, he told her that they had sex. She was upset cause she was a virgin. Years later they met again, the hero was her new boss. She wore clothes that covered her up and was skittish around men and was afraid of him. He was puzzled about her behavior, he was intrigued by her, they started to fall in love. They were about to have sex when he found out that she didn't know that they never had sex the first time that they met.
I really want to read that book again.

656reesa00
Apr 9, 2015, 1:53am Top

649, alice1972> I think this is Potent Pleasures by Eloisa James. I don't remember the hair color but the ball, twins and everything else fits.

657deboroar
Apr 9, 2015, 7:20pm Top

Hi newbie here so if I'm posting incorectly please let me know I'm searching for a book I read in early 90's (stolen from my mums bookcase).

Plot is a young woman travelling with aunt and uncle by train old west I think. Arrive in a town she finds work in a bar or brothel has an affair with owner he has all the right moves but no heart .... later she marries a man who has all the heart but useless in the sack and she has to sleep in a wagon until he builds the house.... something happpens and she's on her own again but then meets the perfect guy all heart and stud city in the bedroom any ideas xx deb

658MinnesotaMom83
Apr 10, 2015, 8:07pm Top

Newbie here and need some help. I have been racking my brain for a book I had read a while ago. All I remember is it is set in England/Scotland during the conflict between Scotland and England, that the heroine makes it rain somehow and raises the level of the loch (I think that is what it was) around the castle stopping the hero from going to a meeting (called by the king of England I think) where it turns out everyone in attendance was beheaded for treason, there is a history of the time after the fiction piece has ended elaborating on the historical events in the book. That is all I remember if you can help I would be very grateful.

659Marie203
Edited: Apr 11, 2015, 1:51am Top

654 nikem- That sounds like Ambersley by Amy Atwell. I actually reread that book just recently

660nikem
Apr 12, 2015, 6:43pm Top

Marie203, thank you so much! That was the book I was looking for

661krosen75
Apr 15, 2015, 4:15am Top

Hi, I'm trying to find a book. Here is what I remember. It's a modern book.

Hero and heroine first meet when hero marries heroine's best friend. He falls in love with her at first sight but tries to make his marriage work. The wife wants a baby but is not able to. The wife dies, I think by falling from a horse. The wife's family has money. After the wife dies the hero drops in on the heroine and they end up in bed. The heroine gets pregnant and is feeling guilty. I think the heroine is a waitress.

Thanks in advance!

662jacqui1992
Apr 15, 2015, 5:11am Top

Hey! I'm after the title of a historical romance not sure what era its was set in I read it over 10 years ago.

From what i can remember the girl is kidnapped in the beginning and is being held prisoner by a ruthless killer or something like that. She is quickly rescued by a man in a mask and they travel away from the castle. They fall in love later in the book but she is then captured again. It turns out that the guy who rescued her is actually the man who is supposedly the ruthless killer. But he is actually good and instead saves the people that are brought to his castle...

I hope this makes sense. Its all I could remember..

Thanks

663alivenkickn49
Edited: Apr 16, 2015, 5:12pm Top

Hi! Hope someone can help me here! I have a doozy! A contemporary romance series book I read that was written somewhere in the 1970s/1980s. I can't remember what series or what publisher or what title it was or who wrote it!

All I remember is that the name of the h was named Meg or Megan, the H was a widowed sheriff who had kids. She was either a next-door neighbor or had some sort of job that got her involved with the kids, who got her involved with the sheriff. Or maybe the kids targeted her deciding she'd make a great mother for them and good husband for their dad.

Wow! I sure hope you can help on this one! Thanks a lot in advance!

664ahellman
Edited: Apr 15, 2015, 3:50pm Top

665krosen75
Apr 15, 2015, 5:18pm Top

It's similar to Sarah's Child but it's newer and the hero didn't have children with the first wife.

666tawj101
Apr 18, 2015, 12:27am Top

Help, I read 2 historical books many many years ago, I have forgotten the names of the authors and their titles, but I do remember the gist of both plots. If someone could help me with this, I would greatly appreciate it.

Book 1
I believe was set in England, I remember that the main female character came from a wealthy fancied herself in love with a suave young man who was a rake who family's finance was in arrears. He eventually died before he could officially call upon her family to have her hand in marriage, but his younger brother who was in love with her ended up marrying her against her will. She did not love him in the beginning and was taught by her grandmother that women did not enjoy their husband's conjugal visits which led to more tension in the marriage. She eventually realised that she loved her husband and tries to win him back in the end.

Book 2
Is about the bookish young girl finds herself in a position where she could end up disgracing her family after a scoundrel tries to put her in a compromising position. She eventually marries one of her father's farm hands that has been in love with her for many years. They live together for a while and the wife finds out that her husband cannot read, he is angered by her discovery and it causes friction, she eventually is able to teach how to read and tries to seduce her husband by changing behind a curtain with a lamp that shows her silhouette in hopes that he will driven by lust for her and consummate their marriage.

667Bandit2002
Apr 18, 2015, 6:22pm Top

I am looking for a historical romance book. It begins in England. The heroine is kidnapped by a lord who wants to compromise her. Her servant who is a friend and her father who is a lord rescue her and her father decides to take her to his friend in America to keep her save. He of course had a son who immediately dislikes her. Somewhere along the way she and a handful of other people are taken by Indians. She and a baby survive and when found, the guy thinks it is her baby. About that time her evil cousin Vivian ( I think) shows up and the story goes on from there. I have been searching on Goodreads for months and cannot find the book. It is starting to drive me nuts! I want to say the heroines name is Lynette but not sure.

I entered this once before and was told I did not put in enough information.
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668MaeFlowers
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670bell02150
Apr 22, 2015, 12:45pm Top

I'm looking for a romance novel where the male character who ran a hotel got into a car crash (I believe) with this brother. His brother passed away and the male character lost his memory. He believed his brother's pregnant lover was his and married her. She was a chef in the hotel. I'm pretty sure it is a 90s romance book. Can't remember much about the book except he regained his memory at the end.

671walk4250
Apr 23, 2015, 11:21am Top

I am trying to remember the name of a book I read a long time ago based on the WWII time period

I am pretty sure the book was in a trilogy. It was about and young sister and her two brothers (or maybe 1 brother) whose mother put them on a ship from england to canada where they would live with a rich widow in her house to wait out the war. The story follows the young girl and the struggles she faces while becoming used to the canadian lifestyle and missing her mother who is back in england. I think the book or one in the series might have the word lighthouse in the title but I have not been able to find anything matching this description. Any help would be appreciated as I would really like to read these books again!

672lesmel
Apr 23, 2015, 1:29pm Top

>670 bell02150: I commented on the other thread. I think it's The Fraudulent Fiancee by Jensen.

673NgatiPorou
Apr 29, 2015, 10:57pm Top

Hi am new to this group and looking for a regency romance where h comes across H passed out drunk in his study. H has just come into his title (can't remember what his title is) and has inherited h and her two or three younger sisters as wards. He ends up catching chicken pox from her youngest sister and he is afraid of confined places. Hopefully someone out there knows the title of this book being driving me up the wall for the last three years.

674NgatiPorou
Apr 29, 2015, 10:59pm Top

#115 Jana1g if you haven't already found it, the book your looking for is The Taming by Jude Deveraux.

#181 Silvers 1985 that book is called Flower and the sword by Jacqueline Navin

675Ash27
Edited: May 7, 2015, 1:19am Top

Hey, I was wondering if anyone knows of this book, I read the posts and I couldn't see it, but I forget the name of the book, the author and the hero and heroine names :/ although the heroes names could be guy of gisborne?
The book starts off set in robin hood times, in which the heroine is a poor woman with an infatuation with some kind of well off enforcer ( I think he was referred to as the mayor or town leaders 'dog'), but he wants to marry Marion (Robin Hood's woman), and Marion goes along with it as kind of a spy for Robin, before the wedding Marion disappears and the hero vows revenge and attempts to hunt down Robin, I think he possibly finds Marion and locks her up and she still refuses to marry him even if it means she dies instead? Anyway the Hero is badly injured whilst attempting to catch Robin and left to die or is presumed dead maybe, the heroine is out working or something I think she might be a healer and looking for herbs, and finds the hero and brings him back to her hut which she shares with her elderly maybe ill father? Who encourages her not to help him cause the town and the poor people are on Robin Hood's side so hates the hero due to his reputation.
The hero is arrogant and rude but comes around and the two fall in love, and when he is better and her father is dead he moves her to be with him in his mansion, then to a private cabin or something hidden so they're together, but it's against the rules for a poor person and a rich person to be together, and they are both locked up for it when they're caught out? Robin Hood attacks the place that they are being held rescuing her and releasing him and she is taken by her brother who randomly pops up, and takes her to his place in another country ( could be burgundy) where he is actually rich, has a title and a wife and kids. The Hero arrives six months or so later and they get together. In the books following it is about the hero and heroines kids grown up, in the second book the eldest daughter get married and has a kid named Gabriel, and after this the heroine gets pregnant with her 5th kid Phillip?
Also the heroine was maybe married to a man that was killed in some kind of war that was against the hero?
If anyone knows what book this could be, please let me know!

676Kalistar
Edited: May 14, 2015, 9:49am Top

Hi guys, i'm looking for a contemporary romance with some action in it where the heroine is a undercover agent infiltrating a bad group to find out who the boss is and get him caught.
However we don't know she was an agent until much later on, the story started out as her being in a casino trying to gain the attention of the boss there so he would come and pick her up. Well I think it started out the hero looking though the glass in his office above the bar, seeing the heroine looking at him through a one-way glass picked his interest and came down.
While the hero was coming down, the heroine got bumped into by this guy who got hired by the bad group to make sure she does her job. They strangled for a bit and then the hero came for the rescue ;)
After a few words, the hero bought the heroine up to his office and then it started getting heated. But before it went too heated, the security alarm went off around the vault. Alarmed, the hero told the heroine to stay where she is and he'll be back after finding out what is happening.
While alone, the heroine started her mission into getting information out of the hero's computer. while the computer was loading, she was checking things out around the desk and that's when she stumbled upon a picture in his draw.
The story then get shifting to the hero's pov and how he was thinking why anyone would used smoke bombs to make the alarm goes off and then it hit him that it was simply a distraction and the real thief is in his office, running to his office he cursed himself for being easily tricked.
um, I don't remember if he did catch her before she left or she left, but we got this image that she stole some information before escaping, however it wasn't the case.
The hero watched the security camera in his office and found that she looked at the picture, returned to the computer then a few moment later went back to looking at the picture even more deeply before taking out the usb and leaving the office without taking a thing.
The picture was of a wedding picture with the him, two of his best friend and a best friend wife. it was taken recently and the reason why the heroine got memorized by the picture isn't because of the hero in it, but one of the hero's best friend, a brother who doesn't know about her or his parents. he was given away after the birth and only the heroine knew about their relationship. they never met and she thought it was best. seeing the picture got her very emotional and she felt she couldn't betrayed a friend from her brother and decided to end the mission some other way.

lots of things happened, hero find heroine, bring her home, told her he would protect her, his two friend came to help, they used to be military, hero and heroine went hiding in a cabin, heroine got caught while hero went to try and find her. the hero and his friends found out the bad guys hide out, when getting there, the building exploded. making it look like the heroine died. later they found out it was some kind of fbi undercover operation and that the heroine was in fact their agent and she died getting the bad guy to confuse on tape.
the hero's friend actually taped the whole recording without the fbi knowing and they found out there was two undercover agent and that the second one pretended to shoot her and then saved her.

Okay, I guess I didn't really summarised what I was looking for but the main reason to look for the book is so that I can remember what happened between the start and the ending lol
I hope the start could point out which book i'm looking for. It's not a common book I guess but I hope someone knows what i'm talking about haha.

677greyar
May 8, 2015, 4:11pm Top

hi guys,
I'm looking for a contemporary romance novel where the h surprises the H on his birthday by bursting through a cake and skimpily dressed. Thing is, the H has potential investors over and this embarrasses him so he dumps her years later they meet up and his highly successful while she is a teacher at his girlfriend's son school.......

678auntroni83
May 8, 2015, 10:00pm Top

Hi all! I'm looking for another book. Here is what I remember. The hero spotted a very pregnant heroine as she was out feeding the chickens or something when she goes into labor. He delivers the baby and makes a proposal to her. She marries him and he takes her to his dying grandfather's house where they present the baby as the the heros son.

If anyone can help I'd appreciate it.

679aprilbrookshire
May 9, 2015, 2:39am Top

Hi everyone! Does anyone know this historical romance, I think part of an anthology where the impoverished debutante gives her flower pin off her dress to another debutante who has spilled something on her dress?

I think I remember it being a novella in an anthology and I remember for sure that the heroine ends up with the other debutante's brother.

Thanks!

680Barkybean
Edited: May 9, 2015, 8:31am Top

#677 Greyar

I think the book you're looking for is Cathy William's The Multi-Millionaire's Virgin Mistress. The beginning is what you describe about jumping out of the cake. Hero's new fiance ends up dumping him for the coach at heroine's school.

Synopsis:

As Alessandro Caretti made his ruthless climb to the top, his glamorous new world shut the door on ordinary Megan. Now a multi-millionaire tycoon, Alessandro is back--and he wants the one thing his money can't buy: Megan.Still totally out of her depth, Megan will never understand which string of diamonds matches which of the couture outfits Alessandro commands her to wear! But for Alessandro, Megan's silk dresses are irrelevant--his only interest is keeping his mistress where she belongs...firmly between his silk sheets!

681staceyrh
May 9, 2015, 5:13pm Top

The book I'm looking for starts out in New York City. There are two young women who are roomates. One is super model gorgeous and the other is the girl next door pretty. They both want to be actresses and go to an acting school together. I remember a scene where they go shopping at a huge departmentstore and one of them steals a really expensive bottle of perfume for the other girl. They finally become famous but they aren't close anymore several years later. I think the girl next door heroine falls in love with a boy she met back when she was taking acting classes. I read this book back in the 1990s.

682agrimm14
May 12, 2015, 4:37pm Top

Hello all!

I am looking for the name of a book about a gentleman that loses his wife. They have a daughter. After the passing of his wife he moves to Italy with their daughter and starts a new life there. It has some religious undertones to the book.

The book is all about his and his daughters life in Italy and coming to terms with the death of his wife.

At one point of the book he does return back to I think if I remember correctly North Carolina?!?

I had a Religion teacher once assign this book in college for extra credit. I have been trying to find the name of the book for years.

Hope someone can help!

Thank you !

683kd035050
May 13, 2015, 6:20am Top

Hi, looking for a book I read a year or two ago. I feel I really should know this book but can't find it in my kindle library.

Its a contemporary romance novel about a girl who as a young teenager is a bit of a groupie with the lead singer of a young rock band.

All I can remember is that she gets way too involved with him and thinks he is just using her and doesn't love her so she leaves.

She meets him years later, perhaps working for a music magazine or agent for the band.

Turns out he was in love with her, devestated when she left and wrote a song for her.

She is now with someone else and sort of has to choose.

I love contemporary romance like Paige Toon, Sophie Kinsellla, Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

I feel the book might even be written by one of them but I can't find it.

Please help.

684Imabookaddict
May 13, 2015, 10:15pm Top

Hoping someone can help me find this book.

It's a Historical Romance, maybe Regency Era, set in London, I believe. The h dresses up in black like a widow and attends balls at night, kissing a different gentlemen each time. We later find she is searching for the man who murdered her younger sister. She is looking for a man who kiss tastes bitter. The H follows her and strikes up a friendship, but won't kiss her lips because he wants to be different - but all he's doing is making it impossible for her to rule him out. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

685poppitcraig
May 14, 2015, 6:29pm Top

Can anyone help looking for and romance book might be mills and boon about a guy who is either Greek Sicilian or Italian and he seduces this girl who has a fiancé she falls in love with him then his family tell her it was for revenge on her fiancé so she runs away the Italian tracks her down and finds out she is pregnant and makes her marry him and his ex tries to run her over I think the girl is called fleur and the Italian might be called rafe her fiancé was called christoper thanks

686starlightgenie
Edited: May 15, 2015, 3:34am Top

>685 poppitcraig: Helen Bianchin writes a lot of evil ex-girlfriends doing harm to the heroines.

687Yelina44
Edited: May 15, 2015, 2:49pm Top

I appreciate any help :) , I am looking for a Harlequin old novel, where the heroine were left by her fiancee and she had to sell he wedding gown. The hero buys it for his sister. But she grasps the occasion and askes him why men to do not like her. She was soooo sweet, thats why. She then became a bad ass. Even the hero trys his best to move men out of her way. :)
Thanks for your efforts.

688Beckyleeh
May 15, 2015, 7:28pm Top

557 I found the book! It is To Wed in Texas by Jodi Thomas, the McClain Brothers series. It is a great book and series. I love Jodi Thomas.

689Reller5
May 16, 2015, 8:04pm Top

Hi- I'm looking for a book from the 1990s. It's a Harlequin Suspense or SuperRomance.
The heroine owns an employment agency and receives an unexpected and unwelcome visit from her old college boyfriend, who abruptly abandoned her only days after graduation. Now he's tracked her down and boldly wants to reconnect and states his intention of courting and winning her back. The backstory is that he was recruited by the CIA and has been heading an international oil consortium to help stabilize the Africian nation where his parents were missionaries. Now ten or so years on, the government has had new elections, commerce is flowing and it's time for him to reclaim his life and the woman he was forced to sacrifice so cruelly. Of course, it's not as simple as that and the story is full of additional heartbreak, double identities and potential danger lurking around every corner. I like the story telling because it's told from both viewpoints, his and hers, and you feel the struggle for these two people to be together.

Thanks all.

690Reller5
May 16, 2015, 9:10pm Top

Bell02150-
The book you're looking for is called The Fraudulent Fiancée by Muriel Jensen. It's a Harelquin SuperRomance. Yes, she's a chef who's never had a permanent family which is part of the reason she goes along with the deception. Lovely book.

691Bandit2002
May 22, 2015, 11:04pm Top

Colonial historical romance

I have a feeling this might be two books compressed into one memory, but I’ll ask you, who knows more than I do.

Two cousins are sailing to America from England so the richer one will marry
a Lucien Rutledge. She is pregnant and persuades her cousin, Linnet, to take
her place. Linnet finds Lucien rude and crude, so sells herself as a bond
servant. She is nearly raped by the son of her new owner and is being
brought back to Jamestown when Tuscarora Indians attack and kill the owner.
Linnet is made a captive along with a pregnant white woman. The woman has
her baby and dies. Linnet takes care of it and , when Lucien rescues her,
passes the child off as her own. She is sent back to England, meets an old
codger on board ship, and marries him out of despair. Somehow she learns
that her father, who was presumed dead, is alive and rich and her cousin is
pretending to be his daughter. The truth emerges, the baby is presented to
Queen Anne, and eventually the old husband dies. Father and daughter sail
back to the American colonies and Linnet at last marries Lucien Rutledge.
I think the book was published in the 1970’s. All that detail and so far no
one has recognized it.
This is actually someone else’s request but sounds like my book.

692booklvr2015
May 24, 2015, 9:43am Top

Hi I just joined up with the group to see if you can help me find a historical romance about the h loves the younger brother but finds out later he was secretly sending gifts to his brother's wife and trying to kill his sister in law by putting poison in her gloves so everytime she wears it the poison will seep into her body. Also, at one point the h finally realizes she loves the widowed brother during a hunt but the brother she thought she loved tried to get her away from group successfully and she turns him down but the widowed brother finds them together and he is very jealous and demands she proves her sincerity and love for him so they end up on the cliff side while she gives herself to the widowed brother. Can anyone tell me the author and name of book? Thanks

693booklvr2015
Edited: May 24, 2015, 9:56am Top

Hi, Kd035050 I just read a similar book from Melanie Shaw crazy love book 6 in crossroads series, Krista &Chase

694JediCat
May 25, 2015, 12:49am Top

I read a book in the 1980's. It was a contemporary romance. It was about a beautiful woman who had a ranch with thoroughbred horses. I'm not sure where it was set. She had a ranch hand who was tall and muscular, but not very attractive. She was rude to him because he wasn't good looking. I can't remember for sure, but I believe she was kidnapped and he rescued her. That's all I can remember. If anyone can help I would truly appreciate it!

695jh1994
Edited: May 27, 2015, 8:50pm Top

Hey, I'm looking for a few books.

1. An older fantasy romance that I read like probably 10 years ago. The guy is like a demon or grim reaper named Lucien or something and the woman is named Marian. There's a scene where she goes through like a hormonal heat phase and another where she is almost attacked by a couple of men. Sorry this is pretty vague.

2. A recent western romance where a drifter comes into town and stays at a boarding house and eventually falls in love with the woman who runs it. And he's hiding his past because he used to live in that town, but there was an accident or something that killed his brother and now his parents think that both he and his brother are dead.

3. A girl meets a boy but then he is murdered by a woman who is a witch? And then over 3-4 books, the girl becomes a witch and actually learns the boy was bad. I kind of maybe remember a floral cover and maybe seasonal names. (Teen+)

4. In a world where crystal/glass orb/balls reveal people’s gifts, a girl drops hers and has to live her life gathering shards or pieces of paper that teach her things. She had the gift of a green thumb. (preteen to teen)

5. A group of teenagers are chosen to be avatars of ancient gods and are fated to battle. (Teen+)

696catmartin
Edited: May 29, 2015, 5:35am Top

#662 I believe you are looking for dark warrior by Donna fletcher

697SmallWonder
Jun 1, 2015, 7:48am Top

Hi All,

I am new to this site and this group as well.... i am desperately searching for 2 books but i cant remember the name of either, just a short brief of them.
They go as below:

Book #1:
-> Old uncle who calls his 3 nieces on his farm/ranch and asks them to manage it for a year without returning to their city life for that span of a year and he will then distribute his property between them
-> also asks them to consider their choices of life partners selected by each of them ( as he doesn't approve of them)
-> i think the youngest of the 3 cousins starts falling for their next door neighbour
-> a storm follows and lots of destruction on the farm
-> there are local parties etc that the 3 girls attend
-> each girl meets new boys etc etc
-> the youngest cousin finds the neighbour is soon going to be engaged
and as ususal in the end they are together

Book #2:
-> Young prince whose father had promised his hand in marriage to his friends daughter
-> the daughter is taken away by her estranged mother away from the country
-> he goes back to get the girl and keep up the promise
-> her mother objects but she keeps up to their fathers words and goes and gets married to him
-> he is always busy and occupied so she gets involved in the family charities and social service
-> eventually she starts wondering of his infidelity with his secretary
-> rushes to his office in his own luxury fleet to demand and explanation and when she sees him with his secy in the meeting room asks the secy to get lost
-> gives him the final warning to come clean or she will walk away from the marriage
at the end they sort differences and come together

i know both the summaries are not much information but then that's all i remember.

I believe they are either Harlequin or Mills & Boon...

Please help.

Thanks :)

698sleepymama918
Jun 2, 2015, 1:31am Top

Hekko. Newbie here. I have googled for answers and cone up short in my search for this book.
Contemporary romance novel takes place in Texas (?) At their high school reunion. He is from the wrong side of the tracks, she is from a wealthy family. They elope but are discovered and her parents have the marriage annulled. 10 years later she is working for a special needs group who wants to purchase land from him to use as a summer camp. He agrees but the price is a wedding night. I think her name was Dani?
Does this ring any bells? Thanks!

699mandiknzz
Edited: Jun 2, 2015, 8:56am Top

Hi, everyone! I'm new here and I've been dying to find this one book for years now. I know it's a cowboy romance (pretty sure the cover has a cowboy on it) and that it takes place in Texas! (I'm thinking the title has Texas in it as well) The plot: a mail order bride arrives to town to marry her fiancé but finds out he was killed. She some how is accused of the crime as well as a man and they are thrown in a hole, that connects to an old mine shaft, together until the circuit Judge makes it to town. It gets pretty graphic down there with what activities they decide to do lol I do remember she's afraid of the rats that are down there. Please help me find this book!! Thanks :)

700hqlo
Jun 4, 2015, 7:34pm Top

Hi, I am looking for a book which I read a couple years ago. I only remember the general plot and one scene. The male protagonist has a limp because of either a birth defect which leaves one leg shorter than the other or because of an injury. He is very sensitive about it. The female protagonist ends up married to him either near the beginning or middle of the novel. She tries to help him overcome the limp throughout the book. The scene that I remember the most is when the male protagonist accidentally ruins his favourite pair of boots and discovers that they were most comfortable because the female protagonist had secretly added an insert into his boot to make balance the differences in height of his legs. I hope someone can help me find this. Thanks!

701staceyrh
Jun 5, 2015, 10:51am Top

700-

your book is castles by Julie Garwood

702aining
Jun 6, 2015, 9:05pm Top

Hi all,

The book I can't remember the title of is about a female who I'm pretty sure is a canine search and rescue worker, either that or a dog breeder. But she and the male had a turbulent history. I remember she helps him find his niece (or charge) a lot with the help of her dogs. Eventually they do get married and adopt the girl.
It is most likely a Harlequin, but I really can't remember! I'd appreciate any help!

703danicee
Jun 9, 2015, 2:28am Top

Hello,
There is this book that I read about 3-5 years ago. The only thing that I vividly remember is the prologue. It starts out with the heroine being 9 years old and sleeping on the couch when her stepfather comes in to molest her her younger twin sisters who are 3. The stepfather tells her that she doesn't get special treatment because she isn't his child and her sisters are sticking their tongue out at her.

Something else I think I know is that the heroine goes to work for a security company and her boss (?) is the love interest.
And, also, one of the twins die and the other blames the heroine for it and sends her son who has a mental disorder (who she had with the father) to chase after her and stab her, but the hero kills him.

I would really appreciate any help! I've been looking for it for years! Thank you.

704Nattie101
Jun 9, 2015, 12:12pm Top

Hello...I've searched google for the name of this book and come up empty...
In the book, the heroine is about to get married but refuses because she and her mother are not sure exactly who her father is, so she travels to a foreign country (in the middle east?) She does get kidnapped though and is in the presence of wars caused by "ruler rivalry" and she is put into a harem. The Hero later rescues her.
Sorry I can't give more information...i read it about 6 years ago and it had no cover plus i did not finish the book so i do not know the name or the author.
I would be really grateful if anyone could help with the author or name. Thanks!

705hqlo
Jun 9, 2015, 1:09pm Top

701, staceyrh

Thanks! Appreciate this!

706jacqui1992
Jun 10, 2015, 7:27am Top

That's it! Thanks so much!

707RobinReads
Edited: Sep 9, 2015, 11:04pm Top

***EDITED*** Sept 9, 2015 HELP PLEASE :)

Hello, new member and so glad I found this group.
I am looking for three books.

The first I think is Harlequin Romance: A timid burly man who doesn't think he's worth loving. A farm house? Maybe? I think he was wet maybe from rain and needed a change of clothes??? Night time in dark kitchen.
hen.

The second Historical Romance: Coastal town, pirate (maybe) but captain of ship and a woman who always faints around him. Unlikely romance. Ends up taking her on ship.

The third Historical Romance: Mostly what I remember is beautiful hand held fans. I think the heroine made them or her family did. King, castle, court and so on.

I know this is all VERY vague, but it's all I can remember.

Thank you, these have been driving me nuts for years.

708Brenda64
Edited: Sep 27, 2015, 5:12pm Top

I'm looking for a novel I read sometime in the 80s or early 90s. The book was quite lengthy and involved 2 story lines. One of the story lines told the story of a female matriarch, possibly named Prue but not sure, she works hard to maintain her family estate in England. She relies heavily on her gardner Piers for his assistance while coping with her family. Prue enjoys being with Piers but knows that it is socially unacceptable to have nothing more but a professional relationship with him.

The second story line, involves her daughter. The daughter is married and a professional. I don't remember the second story line that well.

Prue is barely able to keep the estate going. At the end of the novel Prue ends up leaving England and traveling to Spain, Italy or Greece (?) I can't remember the exact locale but she and Piers meet up and she finds out he is a retired military officer. Piers tells her how much he loves her and did so when he was her gardener.

If anyone can help me out with the name of the novel or the author I would appreciate the help!

709eee
Jun 15, 2015, 9:59pm Top

Hi everyone,
I am looking for a book that I read the expert for over a year ago. I read the expert at the back of another book, which I think was the first book in the series. The book is a contemporary romance. It starts out with the main character going to her best friends house after a dress fitting, which was for her cousins wedding. The cousin was really mean and had at one point had cancer, but she beat it. Instead of that making her nicer she just uses the fact that she had had cancer to manipulate everyone around her into doing whatever she wanted. The main characters cousin stole the main character's fiancé, and is now planning the main characters dream wedding. So the main character goes over to her best friends house and tells him that she is still in love with her ex-fiancé, or something like that. The best friend turns around and she realizes that it wasn't the best friend but instead it was her best friends twin brother. He agrees to be her date to the wedding. Thank you to everyone who reads this post.

710KristinaNeville
Jun 17, 2015, 10:34pm Top

Hello everyone , I am on the hunt for a book i read in highschool and absolutely loved.

It a regency or Victorian era book about 2 best friends, one of which has a younger sister with green eyes and black hair. At the little sister's coming out there is an incident that leads to the best friend and her marrying. On their wedding night she informs him that she has her monthly and he leaves the house until she is over it.

I remember that the best friend had had an awful childhood and that his family home was very cold and informal. The little sister (now his wife) changed a lot of things in the house, including taking over what had been called the white room. I also remember that her husband had a swing off his suite.

I am hoping you all can help

711DeeLioness
Edited: Jun 19, 2015, 7:18pm Top

I am looking for a book i read in 2008. It accidentally was given to the senior center.
It is historical romance.
The heroine is from an eccentric family but she has always been shy and quiet. She lets her reputation be ruined by faking an affair with a rake with out his knowledge . The family motto/crest is "Audeo" which is Latin for I dare. . The rake hears of his affair and comes to town to confront her and insist she follow through with the affair.
I believe it had a red cover.

712emmilouise
Jun 19, 2015, 8:28pm Top

I cant find the name of this book anywhere. Please help!!
It starts at a party for her mother, she gets a drink spilled on her and hides in a closet to clean up. A man comes in to help her and she discovers he's a pilot. It turns out he actually owns the private jet company. At the end they are shot at by a former client who's in love with the pilot and it turns out she had been killing his previous love interests. Thank you in advance for any help!

713MonicaBelzer
Jun 21, 2015, 3:41pm Top

Hello everyone, pleasure to meet you!

I have a book that I can not remember the name or author. I read it back in the 1990's. I can't give a full story line. But can give details of what I remember. She was a young teenager, that has to escape a war that hit her home, on her escaping she sees a soldier and he gets killed, then she flees and ends up in a hospital somehow, where people who sent their pregnant teens to have births in secrecy. And it might have been a mental ward of some sort. She ends up able to flee at the end. Sorry I can't give much more detail. But was a long time ago that I read the book.

The second book that I can not remember the Author or the title is about a girl that lives with her grandma I believe who is very mean to her and is visited by a vampire at night that watches her, he ends up taking her to his castle and they fall in love. But he won't change her to a vampire cause she is too young, something along those lines. Sorry, was a long time since I read it as well, I read it before I read the first book I mentioned.

If anyone has a idea of either books names, it would be greatly appreciated, Thank you :)

714mandiknzz
Jun 23, 2015, 11:53am Top

Please please please help with 699!!

715heaaddict
Jun 26, 2015, 10:26pm Top

Hey Everyone! I hope you can help. :)

So I keep thinking about a historical romance set in England around the 1800's.

It opens with a dark haired wild, starving, young woman wearing a too small old dress; standing off to the side and relishing the death of her ?father during his funeral.
The Solicitor approaches her and takes her to London where he calls on the Hero(some lord & ?guardian) to come n collect her. He (hero) takes a toy doll thinking her much younger than she is.

I Remember one scene where the solicitor demonstrates to the hero how neglected her life has been (not that it's not obvious given how skinny she is n the state of her dress) when he presents her with an Orange and shows her how to eat one for the first time in his life. She is also an heiress I believe and demand that the ?castle she was raised in be torn down.

She gets taken to the Heros ?home to learn how to be the Lady she is4 n the hero goes away for a time. When he returns doesn't recognise her as she's changed so much from skin n bones to a curved and alluring women. Eventually it's a HEA; all though I can't remember how.

Hope someone can help ASAP! :)

716knumber4
Jun 29, 2015, 12:51am Top

looking for a newish historical romance. i think i read it within the last year or so. h is living with her grandparents. the grandparents arrange a marriage with one of grandma's old suitors because grandma thinks the giuy will die soon and h will be free to live her life. The H enters the h's bedroom late at night just after the h defends herself from old suitor- she thinks she killed him. grandma shows up from the next room and says something about how she cannot ignore 2 male voices from the h's bedroom- what the heck is going on? then grandma volunters to have the elder suitor found in her bed to spare h's reputation at having a man found dead in her room. i believe grandma says something about it not being the first time the old suitor was in her bed. he turns out not to be dead, only unconscious. the book was very julia quinn-like but i cannot find it.... thank you

717Kway
Edited: Jul 2, 2015, 1:41am Top

Hi! I'm new to the group and I was wondering if you guys could help me. I've been looking for a book for the past few years and I haven't been able to find it. The book starts off with this girl who meets this boy who wants to work under her father who is a doctor. She then gets harassed by a bunch of girls and decides to go to etiquette school to impress the boy, but before they really get a chance at love he decides he wants to go to America. They write to each other for a long time before they decide to wed, however when she goes to America he's not there. He left to negotiate tradings. The girl starts to slowly become nicer to the natives that she once feared and eventually starts to fall for a sailor she met on the ship. He had saved her from ruining her dress at their first meeting. Later, they have a bonfire and the sailor kisses her. She runs away in fear and tumbles down a hill and that's all I remember. Please help me. I tried to be as descriptive as possible.

718Cecilyt01
Edited: Jul 5, 2015, 6:11pm Top

#351 devinebychoice - Sorry, been a while since I've logged on. Yes, I did find the book. It is Defiant Captive by Christina Skye.

719Cecilyt01
Jul 5, 2015, 7:39pm Top

Hi,

I need help finding 3 books I read a very long time ago. (My apologies if the descriptions are a little vague).

Book 1 - The hero, I think his name is James or Jamie, captains his own ship, owns a plantation? The heroin ends up on his ship, I think her name is Molly, the hero believes, at the time, that she is a prostitute, which she is not, and they end up in bed together. Along the way she ends up pregnant. They realise they love each other but he has a problem with his temper. He takes her back to his home where she meets his father. Hero and heroin start having problems and hero ends up cheating on heroin and is caught by heroin and his father passed out in mistress's bed. When heroin goes into labour the doctor realises that the baby is breach so delivers the baby by c-section. Hero plans to leave because of all the hurt his caused the heroin but she follows him to his ship and they reconcile.

Book 2 - Historical cowboy novel, heroin is involved in smuggling, trying to do good. Hero is a law inforcer, ranger or sheriff, not sure. I remember one part where the hero catches the heroin sneeking out a window. He pulls her back in. They argue and he throws her on the bed. Believing she was off to meet her 'lover', he forces himself on her, soon realising that she's never been with anyone.

Book 3 - The hero is Lord Giles and I think the heroin is Julie or Julia. I dont remember much about the book but I do remember that they are at his home, his hosting a masquerade ball. He comes across the heroin sitting with 2 men on a bench in a secluded part of the garden. They are all wearing masks. He believes the heroin is meeting these men willingly but when he turns to leave she manages to free herself getting him to turn back. He realises that the men were trying to accost her and definds her, then carries her back through the back entrance of his home to his room, careful not to draw attention from the guest. He tends to her wounds and stays with her.

Any help would be most appreciated.

:)

720Love_my_books
Jul 9, 2015, 9:24pm Top

Hello and thanks for any help in advance! I generally have no problem remembering books I have read, but I have one that has been driving me nuts for years!!! I joined the group hoping that reading other peoples inquires would help me remember more details…that didn’t happen and I know how awesome you all are so I decided to go for it!

I probably read it about 12-15 years ago, but it probably was from the 80’s to early 90’s as I’m pretty sure I took it from my mom. I was a historical, but don’t know time period. The only thing I remember is pretty much one scene. The heroine was kidnapped by the bad guy for revenge against the Hero for something he had done to the bad guys girl (don’t remember what). The h was in a room with a pallet on the floor. I think the bad guy might have raped her, but not sure on that either. The H comes to save her and face down bad guy, the bad guy realized that h was losing her baby and I think he may have come round and tries to help H save h. That’s all I remember I know it’s not much, but I am ever hopeful!

721Fergie_95
Jul 11, 2015, 11:23pm Top

#630 Penny2015

>>Hey everyone! I've been hunting for this book for 3 years. It's about a woman who's occupation is making other people's fantasies come true. She's kept hers a secret for forever which is to be someone's sex slave. I never got the chance to read past that as I lost the book and I just found this thread. I know that isn't much to go on but I hope someone can help.

This is Sweet Persuasion by Maya Banks it is the second in the Sweet series

722Red1234
Jul 12, 2015, 7:57pm Top

Hi, I hope you can help me find a book. I read it quite a while ago, might have been the late 90s or early 2000s, although it could have been published earlier. It was probably a Harlequin although I'm not sure, and it was contemporary.

In it a woman goes to the doctor with her sister (or cousin, I'm not sure) as moral support, because the sister is trying to get pregnant. The office says her sister is not pregnant, but she is. She's shocked, but she went to a spa-type place a little while ago and drinks something and is unconscious for a bit, and she thinks she might have slept with someone there (a little far fetched, I know). Anyway, she meets this guy, falls for him, etc., except turns out he's a prince, so she can't be with him because she's a commoner and pregnant to boot. They have a relationship, and then she goes to break it off I think. However turns out that when she was at the doctor they mixed up her file with her sister's, and the sister is the one really pregnant. But the protagonist and the prince weren't using protection and now she really is pregnant for real, with his baby.

It was kind of a crazy plot but it was sweet, too. Ring any bells?

723amathystrose
Edited: Jul 27, 2015, 3:57pm Top

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724Chiama
Jul 13, 2015, 6:27pm Top

I read briefly the beginning of this historical romance book some years back but can't remember the name or author of this book.

From what I remember, the heroine made up a name and claimed it belonged to the man she is engaged to. She did this so that she would be left at the altar and her family would not pester her regarding marriage. However, it seems the name belongs to an actual human being and he had just returned from the army to find himself engaged to the heroine. He finds this amusing and decides to attend the ceremony as the groom.

If you have an idea of the name of this book please let me know, I will greatly appreciate it.

725tmoore966
Jul 13, 2015, 9:09pm Top

Hi I'm new to to the group and excited to be here!

I'm looking for a book I read back in the 80's so it was definitely a bodice ripper. It's about a young lady's maid in London who is kidnapped and shipped to America. Her name might be Elizabeth. She falls in love with the captain who at first doesn't believe her story because all the women on the ship are prostitutes that are looking to work in America. She is later kidnapped by Indians, rescued by an Irish fur trader named Jack(?) he is later killed and she makes her way to New Orleans, where she opens a casino called. I believe "Katie's Casino", and is then reunited with her sea captain.

I appreciate any help,
Thank you!

726tmoore966
Edited: Jul 13, 2015, 9:31pm Top

DeeLioness:
Is it Mistress by Amanda Quick?

727tmoore966
Jul 13, 2015, 9:39pm Top

aprilbrookshire,
I think the book your are looking for is the Duke's Dilemma by Elizabeth Chater

728Sharoner
Jul 17, 2015, 3:06pm Top

577 Beckyleeh I think you are talking about a Jodi Thomas book maybe "To Wed in Texas"

729Sharoner
Jul 17, 2015, 3:07pm Top

I think you are talking about a Jodi Thomas book maybe "To Wed in Texas"

730Sharoner
Jul 17, 2015, 3:39pm Top

716 knumber4 It is a Julia Quinn book. "Ten things I love about you"

731Cmaya311
Jul 17, 2015, 3:43pm Top

I have been looking and looking for two romance books that I just cannot find anywhere! Im hoping someone can help me!

Book #1: Heroine was raised by an older lady who taught her the customs of her 'old country'. Turns out that heroine is the lost princess of the old country and after the older lady passes away the prince comes and takes the princess back to her country. They were betrothed as children and so its pretty clear they will end up together anyway. They have matching brands or tattoos on their bums that identify them as the heirs to their respective thrones (One of them, maybe the prince, had a rampant lion brand/tattoo). Im pretty sure they spend a little time in a convent.... Its been a long time since I read this so I wish I had more details to give....

Book #2: Heroine was a lady who was orphaned and destitute. She was hired (?) to be a companion for a respectable young lady who is going to some kind of house party for this 'oh-so-eligible' lord who is kind of reclusive (but hey! hes loaded, so NBD! lol) anyway, this Lord lives in a house that is described in gruesome words (Decaying, blood colored walls, pus colored, ect) The Lord's parents had been in a carriage accident where their carriage flipped into a river and he was the one that found them dead inside. The lord and the companion fall in love, much to the dismay of the other lady's obnoxious mama. I know that this book is part of a series because I was waiting for the other lady's story to come out, but now I cant remember the name or the author to re-read the first book, or read the second book.

I know that these details arent much, but maybe its enough to pin down even one of them? TIA

732Chrissygirl87
Jul 18, 2015, 3:13am Top

I'm Trying out the name and the author of a book . i read it about 4 years ago and i cant remember it and its been bugging me and it goes between england and the US heres goes . it starts with a two girls walking down a road and they happen along two guys they talk to them well when the guys leave the heroin looks at her cousin i believe and says im going to marry that guy one day . well come to find out she the basterd daugther of a earl well she ends up marrying alltogther 3 guys but at the end of the book she relizes she was in love with her cousin and there on some kind of island . if anyone knows the name of the books please tell me and thank you in advance

733Telisha
Edited: Jul 19, 2015, 10:05pm Top

Looking for title or author name published in 1980s to early 1990s. Book about a woman traveling with her father who is killed by the guide. She ends up in an very small inn run by a couple. Guy rents room across the hall gets really drunk ends up in her room and sleeps with her. Forced to marry her by the couple running the inn the wed and leave for his plantation. His best friend and neighbor has a great dane named general. The protagonist couple get a great dane puppy and name him major. Later in the book the heroine is kidnapped by the guide while she is pregnant and is later saved by the dog major.

734asha_
Edited: Jul 20, 2015, 1:23am Top

I'm going crazy! I can't believe I can't find this book. It was published in the 80s or 90s. It was the third book in a trilogy, I think. I think the first book was about the heroine's parents, the second about the heroine getting together with the hero. The hero was a pirate or smuggler, but it turns out he was titled English nobility. A marques? Or a viscount or baron? I can't remember. I think they had been on his ship in the Caribbean, but returned home to England (Cornwall?). Her parents thought she was kidnapped but were cool with it after they found out he was titled. Anyhow, they go back to his ancestral home, have a baby, and there is all this drama about smuggling.

There is an old ancestral tower falling down and a newer more impressive home. The heroine was blond (the things I remember...) She has several siblings, and I think a brother was with her. Her father might have been a duke or baron. And there was something about it being darkest before dawn, or the darkest hour being before dawn on the cover.

Any ideas??? I would be so grateful to figure this out.

735NomadBeth
Jul 23, 2015, 9:36am Top

I will add my plea for help to the many here. I read a Christian historical fiction that is killing me. I remember the story quite well but for the life of me can not place the author or title. Any help would be a great relief to my mind!

A young woman somehow gets in trouble with this man (her family is rivalish) and since the sheriff is out of town he takes her home and puts her in the cellar. she ends up throwing tomatoes at him when he comes in. Later on the man's mother or mother figure makes him treat the woman like a guest. There is an older brother who is handicapped and teaches her about religion. The handicapped brother sees the interest between his brother and the woman and tries to help it along by pretending to court her and eventually proposes. The handicapped brother is at one point attacked by a bear while on a picnic with the woman. The last bit I can add is the woman's little brother who has asthma(?) comes to find her leaving his cattle rustling father and brother who stir up trouble. In the end I'm sure everything turned out how it should with the two falling madly in love and getting married.

Any help?

736NomadBeth
Jul 23, 2015, 9:47am Top

702 aining

Colleen Coble Rock harbor series has a woman who does K-9 search and rescue and I believe one of those has a niece being searched for and rescued. I hope that helps.

737AddictedToMorphemes
Edited: Jul 30, 2015, 7:28pm Top

>2 deanarue:

H injured, hides in castle/mansion, pretends to be his own ghost.

Others have suggested:
Redwood Empire by Elizabeth Lowell
Move Heaven and Earth by Christina Dodd
The Phantom Lover by Elizabeth Mansfield

I'd like to add these hopefuls which might be close:
Wild and Wicked by Lisa Jackson H's name is Lord Devlynne of Black Thorne, h is Lady Apryll.
The Laird by Sandy Blair A Castle Blackstone Novel

738AddictedToMorphemes
Jul 23, 2015, 6:15pm Top

>241 daisy66: Your request reminds me of a Suzanne Brockmann story called Letters to Kelly. It can be found in her book "Unstoppable".

It might not be the one you are looking for but it has close similarities and is a great story.

Here is my review for it: "Letters to Kelly is terrific. Jax Winchester and Kelly O'Brien have known each other for years, since she was 12 and he was her brother's college roommate. He loves her quirkiness as a kid and over the years his attraction to her changes to something else. They have one date when she is a teenager where they both admit to their feelings for each other and the promise of more of a physical relationship starting once she turns 18, but Kelly's brother catches them in a compromising position and assumes Jax is forcing himself on his little sister. He forces Jax to leave Kelly without allowing him any time to say goodbye. He moves away to work as a journalist planning to keep his promise to return for Kelly on her 18th birthday. Unfortunately, he is framed for a crime he did not do and placed in a Central American prison for close to two years. When he is finally released, he discovers that Kelly has married someone else. This story picks up years later after Jax learns that Kelly has divorced her husband and he may now have a second chance with her. The unsent letters Jax wrote to Kelly while in prison are the epitome of what a romantic story is all about. Very touching."

739AddictedToMorphemes
Jul 23, 2015, 6:22pm Top

>279 er8j: Could your request possibly be Once More With Feeling by Nora Roberts? Found in "Duets".

743AddictedToMorphemes
Jul 23, 2015, 6:30pm Top

>449 Night01: Could yours be One Red Rose Clayborne Brides #4 by Julie Garwood?? Great series, BTW.

744reesa00
Jul 26, 2015, 11:10pm Top

731, Cmaya311, I think book #1 is Johanna Lindsey's Once a Princess. I don't remember the prince's tattoo but the rest seems to match.

745laura_87
Jul 27, 2015, 6:07am Top


Hi I'm desperately looking for an old romance book. I remember that it was set at a fruit orchard during peach picking season. I don't remember a whole lot about the couple it's about except the main heroine does not know that the guy likes her. He takes her on a trip on a river? He also takes her to pick out a sherry that she likes. There is another woman that is jelous of her , that woman throws a unripe peach at her head giving her a concussion, locks her out on the balcony at one point. Also at the end of the book that other woman locks the heroine in a cellar while she is getting wine or sherry or something.
If anyone can help me out that would be fantastic!

746JulietStClare
Edited: Jul 27, 2015, 1:10pm Top

Not knowing the title and author of this book is about to drive me bananas.
I read it several years ago. A Historical Romance that takes place after/during the Reign of Terror/French revolution. I believe the heroine is the daughter of French nobility. She witnesses her family's execution (basically a massacre in the streets of France when they were attempting to escape) and has been in hiding/on the run either with her young brother Antione(?antony/Antoine?) or she and the hero are searching for Antione? I think at one point the hero is injured and they are hiding him to keep him safe while he heals.
I've googled about as many plot points as I could and didn't find anything. I did find this thread though! Maybe someone can help??

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***I FINALLY FOUND IT!!!***

It's Pale Mood Rider by Marsha Canham. That woman could write a lovely story. I recommend all of her books. Especially The Iron Rose with Juliet Dante and Varian St Clare (to which I have dedicated my screen name ha!) lovely adventure books you won't be able to put down.

747amathystrose
Edited: Jul 27, 2015, 3:59pm Top

I have had this books story line stuck in my head for years but I can't remember the author or the title of the book. It drives me crazy, so here is the story line, if you know the book please let me know what it is:
It is set in England in the early 1400's. The girl is a daughter to a man in the royal court, she is at marrying age when she is asked to help a young boy who has taken ill. When she gets there, there is a stranger in a black cloak, who looks not to friendly. SHe heals the boy and for a few weeks she meets the man in the wood, were she finds out that he is an outlaw with the lion tattoo. (He is kinda like robin hood) Her parent have told her that she is to get married and that the king has chosen three men for her to choose from. When she meets the men one of then is the stranger.
As the story goes on the tattoo gets messed up and unrecognizable, which keeps him safe. At first she promises to marry one of the other men until the king in disguise of the second man tells her to meet him in the stables. Unfortunately, the man is with another man. So she ends up picking the man who was the stranger.
A man tries to kill the king and tries to frame her husband although it doesn't work.

I hope that I have given enough information if you know the book please let me know! I read the book in about 2005 or 06. It may have been published earlier, I am not entirely sure, But it is driving me crazy trying to find this book. Please help!!!

748xotchil55
Jul 31, 2015, 10:11am Top

I'm going crazy trying to find this book it is a Harlequin Presents I believe it was a book published sometime in 1995-1999. It takes place somewhere in Boston and there is a British woman and her father that travel to Boston to meet a man (I don't remember the exact reason) I think her father wanted him to take over his properties or something like that. I remember something like the man takes her to a cabin and they spend like a weekend there when they get back to Boston she finds out that he is engaged to another woman (his best friend's sister) and she is heartbroken and goes back to England. As time passes she gets engaged with another man. I think they are about to get married when the American shows up and breaks everything off for her. She agrees to marry the American in exchange for the company (or land the father had) and was going to lose I don't remember everything I just remember that he takes her back to the cabin for their honeymoon, and at the end she finds out that the only reason why he was engaged to his best friends sister, was because she had a terminal disease and she was going to die and he was granting her last wish.

749RobinReads
Edited: Jul 31, 2015, 4:00pm Top

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750AddictedToMorphemes
Edited: Oct 8, 2015, 3:55pm Top

Edited to Add:
Go to post >795 to see list of FOUND BOOKS by title/author.


CONDENSED LIST FOR THIS THREAD ONLY

I spent a week of my life making up a condensed list of all the activity in this particular "Name That Book - Romance" thread, the one started by >ktleyed, hoping to make it easy for people to see which books have been found, which suggestions have been made for those still looking, etc. I think I may have OCD or something similar, by the way, which might explain why I do things like this. I'm a little embarrassed about it, actually.

Be that as it may, the list turned out pretty okay. It's in chronological order, but when you look at an original post, I've got grouped with it all the title/author suggestions made, along with the message numbers from where those suggestions came and the OP's response, yea or nay. The FOUND books are highlighted. The entries which end up just being clutter are clearly marked so you can avoid reading them for the 20th time. I think it might be helpful. Anyway...

Then I realize...huh, I don't think I have a way to post it to this group so people can actually use it.

Does anyone have any idea how I can share a document? I looked at LT's Wiki posts and saw information about sharing pictures but nothing about an actual document.

In the meantime, I can tell you that the following original posts have been found, but I'll refrain from posting the titles right now because it would take forever to type them all here (approximately a week). haha (Found books are now listed by title/author at #795.)

FOUND!!
(These numbers refer to the message numbers they were first requested):

17, 30, 33, 39, 47, 54, 55, 57, 62, 78, 80 (third book), 95, 109, 112, 140, 141, 142, 145 (first book), 162, 172, 175, 197, 203, 206 (first book), 234, 235, 239, 247, 255, 265, 267, 285, 288, 298, 303, 309, 324, 336, 348, 356, 366, 372, 378, 381, 412, 416, 419, 421, 450, 456, 471, 483, 551, 580, 581, 586, 611, 613, 619, 650, 654, 662, 700, 709, 746, 768.

Anything in bold: Edited to show books found after this list was originally posted on 7-31-15.

***

There are, of course, numerous posts with suggestions just waiting for confirmation from the person(s) who originally posted them. So, in that vein, original posts with suggestions which HAVEN'T BEEN CONFIRMED are:

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 16, 22, 25, 29, 37, 42, 45, 53, 66, 77, 80 (2nd book), 92, 93, 99, 103, 108, 115, 118, 120, 126, 127, 131, 137, 145 (2nd book), 146, 179, 181, 185, 196, 198, 206 (2nd book), 210, 216, 227, 241, 252, 253, 257, 279, 284, 286, 290, 291, 294, 301, 308, 329, 347, 357, 359, 370, 377, 389, 408, 410, 429, 438, 440, 442, 449, 473, 476, 486, 499, 516, 529, 541, 545, 547, 563, 565, 573, 577, 598, 601, 602, 606, 630, 633, 642, 649, 661, 670, 677, 679, 683, 702, 711, 716, 779, 731.

New suggestions made after this list was originally posted on 7-31-15 will be marked in bold.
Anything which has a strike through it: Edited to show suggestions denied (after 7-31-15) by person who originally posted the search aka "OP". If a suggestion results in the book being found, I'll just remove that number from this list and place it on the "found" list above.

Whew!

--------
Am I weird? :)

I should also add that since I haven't yet figured out a way to share the chart I made, please feel free to ask me if you want to know what the titles of the found books are, what the suggestions are and/or where they can be found (message numbers referring to original search post), etc. I wish I were smarter about all of this because it would be easier to just give you all the list. ;) --Dawn

Edited to Add:
Go to post >795 to see list of FOUND BOOKS by title/author.

751BriannaBanana
Aug 1, 2015, 4:42am Top

Okay I am hoping someone can hopefully help me think of the name of a book I have been trying to remember for well over eight years now. I read this back in 2007-2008 however the book was a little bit older maybe earlier 2000's maybe late 90's? What I specifically remember from the book is how this overweight girl went to go work in a bakery and her mom was not happy about it, because she thought that it was not a good decision for her. On top of that she ends up falling in love with the older baker/bakery owner who in the end she ends up marrying in the end even though he is older than her. No I do not remember their names I am sorry it has been so long since I have read the book. I remember though in the book that they have awkward sex in the back of the bakery shop as that is where the bakery owner lives (or like in a detached house behind the bakery). It is kind of like a coming of age romance because the guy in the book helps the girl realize that she is beautiful and can be loved and such even for the size she is and everything. I hope someone knows of this book and can tell me the name of it! Thank you.

752lesmel
Aug 1, 2015, 1:11pm Top

>750 AddictedToMorphemes: You are brilliant & my little librarian heart loves your efforts.

753AddictedToMorphemes
Aug 1, 2015, 2:14pm Top

>752 lesmel: Thank you for that. I have been imagining all the eyerolls I might be getting. I get them at home too, but my family is used to me. ;)

754AddictedToMorphemes
Edited: Aug 1, 2015, 11:46pm Top

Just saw that >709 eee: posted on another thread that they found their book. It was Love Her Madly, 2nd book in Rock Royalty series by Christie Ridgway. The touchstone didn't pull up the correct title, but the author's worked.

***
Orig. Post & Response:
Hi everyone,
I am looking for a book that I read the expert for over a year ago. I read the expert at the back of another book, which I think was the first book in the series. The book is a contemporary romance. It starts out with the main character going to her best friends house after a dress fitting, which was for her cousins wedding. The cousin was really mean and had at one point had cancer, but she beat it. Instead of that making her nicer she just uses the fact that she had had cancer to manipulate everyone around her into doing whatever she wanted. The main characters cousin stole the main character's fiancé, and is now planning the main characters dream wedding. So the main character goes over to her best friends house and tells him that she is still in love with her ex-fiancé, or something like that. The best friend turns around and she realizes that it wasn't the best friend but instead it was her best friends twin brother. He agrees to be her date to the wedding. Thank you to everyone who reads this post.
___
I found it! It was Love her Madly, the second book in the Rock Royalty Series. Thank you to everyone who searched for this book.

755ZiaNemesis
Aug 2, 2015, 10:09pm Top

Looking for this title:

The story was about a 15 year old, poor girl with an extremely abusive father and so naive that she still thought babies came out of the sky. The setting is contemporary. The girl and her father lived in a house that was owned by the hero's family (ultra handsome,ultra rich, really spoiled guy). So the hero was 25 at that time.
The h is off to take her bath in a lake that is near her house. This is where the hero sees her. Their interlude begins etc.

756RobinReads
Edited: Aug 7, 2015, 9:33pm Top

@750AddictedToMorphemes

I think it is awesome that you did this but I can't find my numbers :( Is it because I check back periodically and repost? My numbers are 393, 437, 632 and 707. Thank you

757Cmaya311
Aug 8, 2015, 6:45pm Top

Nope. I read Once A Princess in the hopes that Id found my book again, but it wasn't. I'm pretty sure this book had a red and gold cover though.

758AmySlayz
Aug 11, 2015, 6:30am Top

Hi guys, I need some help.
I'm looking for a title of this awesome time travelling-ish book.
I'll list the parts I remember.

1. A girl visits her friend at this huge mansion that has this old timey theme
2. Her friend's maid or butler or gardener looks at her rather strangely
3. Her friend brought her to see the large garden at the back..
4. At night she went down and was sort pulled towards the garden
5. A huge storm happened and she passed out? (not quite sure)
6. She was in the early 1900's when electricity wasn't quite big or not invented yet
7. Her digital watch is still working though
8. (yada yada yada..) in the end, back to the present when her friend went upstairs to the attic, she found a portrait of ancestor which happens to look like the her friend who went missing holding the digital watch..

Does anyone know the name of this book?
Thanks in advance! :D

759s.row
Aug 11, 2015, 9:05pm Top

I used to read this book every summer, but it wasn't my book and I don't remember what it was called.

It's a historical fiction romance novel based in Scotland I think, and one of the main settings is the inn that one of the main character's family's owns, and I think they're Jewish. The two primary main characters are girls that are at least 18 and I think one of their names is Rachel. There are 2 male friends that find their way to the inn and the girls each fall in love with one. There was an attack and everyone got split up and one girl went to live in disguise as a nanny i think or something and somewhere along the way one of the girls got into a high ranking building and a pope tried to molest her and she killed him I think. Then at the end there was a battle on horseback and at the end I think they lay all the dead out in lines, but at the end both couples found each other again.

It's pretty vague but if you could help me out that'd be so appreciated!!!
Thanks!!

760Bigsbie
Edited: Aug 11, 2015, 9:39pm Top

New member here.

I've been trying to find the name of a historical romance for years now to no avail. I believe it to be an older book; I must have read it 10 years ago or more. I want to say that it's Regency period, but it could've taken place slightly earlier than that or later.

It involves a girl who was raised as a boy by her tyrannical grandfather, all so the grandfather could keep a disliked branch of the family from inheriting his estates. When the grandfather dies however, a scion from said disliked branch becomes her guardian or some such, but is completely ignorant of the fact that his young relative is a girl.

Meanwhile, the girl's newly appointed tutor quickly discovers her secret and tries to become much too intimate. Fortunately (or unfortunately), her guardian appears at precisely this moment and is scandalized to discover his relative trysting with an older man.

Taking his role as guardian seriously, he decides his wild relative is in desperate need of a firm hand. But as they spend more and more time together, he finds himself (much to his dismay) drawn to the lad.

Of course, he eventually finds out the truth, forces her to trade in her breeches for petticoats, and a winsome romance ensues.

Any help would be much appreciated.

761Shellylou0428
Aug 12, 2015, 12:58am Top

Trying to find a book I read in the mid 90's. Its about a girl who dresses in her brothers clothes to enter a brothel. She knows oneof the girls in the brothel and they hide her in a room. She ddiscovers a mirror that allows her to see into the room without being caught. She then witnesses a sexual encounter with a very hot male and a working girl. Somehow she is found out and the hot guy takes her over his knee believing she is a boy and spanks her until she passed out. When she wakes up she is found out. She continued to visit the brpthel in hopes of seeing the guy again.

Please help

762AddictedToMorphemes
Aug 14, 2015, 12:21am Top

>756 RobinReads: Yes, your other posts were all considered "reposts" when I made the chart, so I only reference your original post, which was #393, to avoid confusion.

I don't see that anyone has given you any guesses yet on any of the three books you are looking for. Sorry.

Maybe you could go back to that original post and edit it to include any other information you may remember about any of your three searches.

I've noticed that there is a handful of members on this message board who are amazing at figuring out which books people are looking for. I bet if you come up with a little more information about them, you'll have good luck. Some people have good luck by describing even the colors on the cover, etc. You never know what information could trigger a memory or help people search, i.e., if you know if it was a Silhouette, Mills & Boone, what the time period was, etc.

--Dawn

763livcurious
Aug 15, 2015, 1:22am Top

I'm looking for a book that I read years ago. The woman is possibly a lawyer or works in an office, her father is a judge and (maybe?) running for politician of something. A man her father sent to jail as a teen years ago becomes the love interest and they have sex in her office. There's some threat I can't remember and the family dogs are poisoned and she runs back to him apologetic when he confirms he didn't do it. I may be combining plots, but I think her aunt is an alcoholic but is actually her biological mom. Later the book mentions the aunt and maid were attacked in a field when they were younger.

764meera23
Aug 17, 2015, 11:52pm Top

I'm looking for a regency romance where the hero is high status (duke? I think) and is a philanthropist. Some misunderstanding occurs and he indirectly leads to the heroine's destitution - after his mother and friends push him to see what's happened to her (they've all see and talked with her and offered support but she's refused), he goes and is horrified to see how bad her situation is. He finds her on the ground where she fell and lost some of her belongings. She then throws up and he thinks she's pregnant (I don't remember if she actually was or not). But this is the one scene I remember. I also know the novel was part of a series. I've looked into Elizabeth Hoyt, Eilzabeth Lowell, Tracy Anne Warren, but haven't had any luck. Does this sound familiar to anyone??

Thank you~

765laneyfivecents
Aug 19, 2015, 3:27am Top

Looking for a book I read maybe 10 years ago or less. Setting is a restaurant young girl as waitress who falls for the owner. He has some strange commitment issues because he has some deep friendship with the cook at the restaurant and when she gets sick he gets married to the cook so she won't die alone. That is how I think I remember it.

Any help would be appreciated.

766RobinReads
Aug 19, 2015, 4:53pm Top

Hi, I think it's awesome, not weird! LOL. Anyway, I can't find any of my numbers in your chart, 393, 437, 632, 707.

767divinebychoice
Edited: Jan 19, 2016, 2:16am Top

Books starts when heroine is young and her mom tells her never to show her birthmark. They are maids in england an English house and the mom has kept the girl away from the man of the house which i believe is an earl or a lord. The girls mom is sick and dies and the girl is left alone and then the man starts noticing her and sends a soldier to get her, she is sleeping on her pallet in the maids room and the soldier takes her to the man and tells her he is sorry. When she enters the room with the man he try's to rape her and he notices the birthmark on her leg or thigh and she reaches to the side table and gets a dagger and stabs him she then pushes him off and she goes to her room and gets her things and her baby yellow blanket and some papers that were her mothers. The soldiers comes back to her and tells her he will help her because he has a a young daughter her age and wouldn't want something like that to happen to his daughter. So the soldier prepares a horse for her and then she leaves in the middle of the night from England and ends up in Scotland where she runs into the hero who is a laird and he takes her with him. Later on the heroine finds out that her dad is a scottish laird that the hero knows him and they all plan to get revenge on the. Evil man. The girls name starts with P could be Paige or Penelope and goes for pen. Can't remeber the rest .. Could be some different name.. or her name might be josephine and called joe. she ends up meeting the hero who is a scottish laird and he has problems with the english man that the heroine is escaping and the laird is friends with another laird that ends up being the girls biological father. the hero figures out that the heroine is the other lairds daughter.

Pleas help me find this book. Any other recommendations of heroines with birthmarks are welcome..

768Saff24
Edited: Aug 23, 2015, 1:12pm Top

Hi... I'm new here... I came across this site and thread a couple of times trying to find a book I've read some time ago... I can't remember the title, the author and even the name of the characters (I know pathetic, but I do remember the story =P)... at first I didn't want to bother anyone looking for this book and tried to find it on my own, but no such luck and I am at the end of my tether... it's driving me nuts!!! So... here I am, swallowing my pride and asking for help... please... I really hope you can help me with this book...

setting: regency England

the female protagonist came home to England from Italy for two reasons, one: to save her younger sister from a loveless arrange marriage, two: to find her daughter who was taken by the father of her child (ex boyfriend of sort)

she meddles with the fiance while she was staying at his house with her sister to sort of get to know each other type of thing... the sister was in-love with someone else who also happens to be staying there or somewhere near... the fiance turns his attention to her after he realizes that she was meddling... he becomes intrigued by her but thinks she is also in-love with someone else because one night he sees her sleep walking and crying calling out a name... the name happens to be her daughters name, but the name that escapes her lips was a fragmented part of it that it sounded like a guy's name... they move back to England, she has a friend who has a crush on her and was helping her find her daughter but he knows she doesn't feel that way about her and doesn't push it... this friend owns a gambling hell where she plays cards to earn money she uses to pay the Best Bow Street runner to find her daughter who happens to be in cahoots with her ex in kidnapping children and then returning them for reward money... guy finds out about her gambling and tries to give her money to make her stop going there but she refuses only stating that she needed the money... guy asks her how much she needed, she tells him then he makes her a proposition; she marries him and he gives her the money she needed, thinking that she needs it to pay her gambling debt, and that she would never go back the gambling hell... they marry... she disappears into the night, meeting with her ex to negotiate for the return of her daughter and her now husband thinks she's trying to swindle her or betray her, some sort... but he loves her so he coaxes her to reveal her secret and she finally did... she was in-love with him as well by this time but thinks that he will throw her out as soon as he find out that she already made plans on how to survive if that ever happens... luckily that doesn't happen and he just hugs her and promises to her that they would find her daughter... they find her daughter in a rundown warehouse near the docks... the authorities round up the bad guys along with the ex and saw the other missing children among them but couldn't find her daughter... she was about to panic when a movement in the shadows caught their attention and it was the little girl... she was covered in dirt and was holding a tattered doll tightly hugging it... they take her home the husband treats the daughter like his own, bought her tons of dolls because he was appalled by the doll he saw her hugging when they found her... the daughter liked him very much and clutched to him hiding behind him when the best friend came to visit... she said that her daughter was partial to blondes and the best friend said no luck there because he was brunette or dark haired...

SOOOO... there! that's all I can remember with the story and as much as I can describe... =P

Oh wait! the guy is either a Duke or an Earl or a Marquess... just... he's nobility and the girl is a daughter of one... I think... not sure on that one but the guys is definitely nobility...

*fingers crossed

Hoping beyond hope that someone among you guys know the title or the author of the book... please and thank you... :))

A

769ellesor
Edited: Aug 23, 2015, 2:32pm Top

Please help me, i have been looking for this historical romance novel for a long time now. I read it during late 90s or early 2000. I forgot the author and the title. It is a story of a woman who is married to an older man with a title (im not sure if he is a duke). This woman has an abusive and drunkard father who manipulates her. The old duke is quite ill and eventually died, he has a grown up son who inherited his title and wealth. He is about the same age with his step mother. There is mutual attraction between the two. Unbeknown to him, the marriage between his father and his step mother was never consummated. The drunkard father made a scheme to rob the new duke of title and wealth. He hired a man to impregnate his daughter. His plan is to let his daughter's son be known and recognized as the old duke's son. But the hired man told the new duke about the plot. He got so mad and decided to thwart the plan. Instead of the hired man, he is the one servicing his step mother. His step mother is unwilling at first to do the deed because by nature she is an honest woman, but her father threatened to hurt the new duke. Their sexual encounters happened in a hut during dark night. She didn't see the face of the man, what she only recognized was the crescent scar on his shoulder which she felt while they were having sex. She later on got pregnant. I hope you could name the title of this novel.

770ellesor
Aug 23, 2015, 6:23pm Top

@290 piggyblue the first one has similar story with shiloh walker's her bestfriend's lover.

771rareppart
Aug 23, 2015, 9:27pm Top

Not sure if I am posting right but here it goes. I am looking for a book that i think was a zebra historical published in the 80s or 90s I also think it might of been some kind of texas series. But the story is she is taken captive by indians when she was very young i believe 12 or 13. The hero is sent to rescue her i think he is a lawman? Anyway he has to pretend to be her husband. He takes her back to her family and she of course hero worships him and he thinks of her as a child. That is until he returns few years later and she is all grown up

772AddictedToMorphemes
Edited: Aug 25, 2015, 10:07pm Top

>766 RobinReads: I'm sorry if I'm making this more confusing. The reason the numbers of your posts are not showing up on my chart is because no one has suggested anything yet. I only listed the message numbers in which books were either found or suggestions/guesses made and we were all waiting to hear from the original poster if they are the right guesses. I'm keeping my eye on responses people are making and if I catch a suggestion before you do, I'll send you a private message. I'm curious about your posts as well.

773crod101
Aug 27, 2015, 10:01pm Top

I'm new, sorry if I'm not doing this right, but I Need to place a name to a book that has been on my mind for weeks now
It's about this woman that has amnesia (not sure why) who is told she is married or engaged to some handsome man so he takes her home and treats her badly because apparently she was a bitch before she got amnesia but post amnesia she's sweet and kind
It turns out that she's a twin and her sister is the Real wife/fiancée of the handsome man but he chooses the nice sister in the end (of course)
Anyone know this book???
THANKS

774jenn714
Aug 29, 2015, 11:03pm Top

Hello, I'm new to this but I'm looking for a book I read months ago with this plot:

It's a historical romance maybe set in the 1800's where the heroine is either in college or finishing school. For some reason she ends up going into a brothel and the hero mistakes her for a prostitute. The heroine runs out of the brothel and the hero searches for her. He has a lot of money and has people trying to find her but he doesn't know her name. For some reason the heroine doesn't go home for her school break and when the hero does find her he takes her to a house he had rented so he can seduce her. They end up falling in love.

Any help would be great, thanks!

775RobinReads
Aug 30, 2015, 2:37am Top

Thank you SO much, I appreciate you response and efforts.

776Saff24
Aug 30, 2015, 7:26am Top

>768 Saff24: I found it! Thanks to all those who are trying to help me... I appreciate it very much... I stumbled upon it by accident when I went to the bookstore to get a book my brother ordered and it happens that they had a sale so I went looking around... :))

The author is Lisa Kleypas
The title is 'Then Came You'

A

777hobbssha
Sep 2, 2015, 3:09pm Top

Ok so I've been searching for a couple of books for several years and haven't had ANY luck.

Historical romance set in the American Civil War era. Female lead runs away from home when her stepfather (I think) tries to get with her and when she rejects his advances, accuses her of seducing him and her mother takes his side. She ends up on a train in the middle of the night that just so happens to have a POW from the opposing side on it. They end up going through all kinds of stuff including her being kidnapped and enslaved by some crazy big guy who tries to rape her and with the help of a friend she made (crazy guys daughter if I remember correctly) she kills him and escapes down a river somehow meeting back up with POW train guy.

Second one is a bit more vague in my memory. If I'm not mistaken a portion of it takes place on a ship before it crashes and the couple washes up on an island that ends up being inhabited with voodoo people who make them at home in a super nice house on the beach before trying to take over the mans mind. He either fights it off or the female lead saves him.

The second one might actually be a mash up of two books that I just got mixed together so no biggie if no one recognizes it, but I would be ecstatic if someone could put a name to the first one. Thank you!

778kanngallagher
Sep 3, 2015, 7:37am Top

I need help finding a book. I think it was a Regency Romance, or at least historical England. The heroine lived in a brothel doing their books. I think she was most likely an orphan and the only one there who could write? She had like a kama sutra journal. They had a directory of potential patrons, and she wrote letters to them to invite them to patronize the brothel, and she came across the name of a man she intended to murder in revenge for something in her past. The hero was an inspector or detective or policeman investigating the murder of the man, and seeing the invitation to the brothel, adopts the murdered man's identity and goes to talk to the writer of the letter (the heroine). She gives the excuse that they're going down the directory inviting men, but he notes that "his" name isn't at the beginning of the alphabet. And then he takes her journal and says he'll be back to talk to her. Any ideas?

779michie64
Sep 7, 2015, 1:34pm Top

Hello all. Hope someone knows this one. I read it in the 80's or early 90's. Daughter of Tavern owner dresses in dirty rags so as not to be noticed by men. Treated badly by father. Crosses paths and is seduced by drunk hero, and becomes pregnant. Fast forward to months later, father catches up with hero whom is engaged (possibly at his wedding) and forces him to marry his daughter. His sister and servants clean her up and he discovers she is beautiful but is too proud to admit when he falls for her. Any help appreciated. Thx.

780ZiaNemesis
Sep 7, 2015, 8:23pm Top

To 779 michie64

Jude Deveraux - James River 03 - River Lady

781ninaj
Sep 10, 2015, 9:30am Top

Hi. I'm new here and would really love to find out the name of this book I had read.
80s or 90s.
It was set on a Texas ranch, hero also had an offshore oil rig.
The hero and heroine get married in the beginning, some sort of arrangement regarding her fathers debts or something...they were neighboursin their childhood,then she moved away.
At one point she has to arrange some charity ball at the ranch.
They have a group of friends,one has a security firm, one of the girls is dating an artist.
On a trip to his oil rig, the hero's helicopter is sabotaged and it crashes into the water. Later he describes the sharks and piranhas.
The book was funny and the heroine was witty.
some of the things I remember that at the end are the artist taking care of the kids, the guy owning the security firm calls his wife 'mouse', when she hides under the table, because she was hacking into his systems or something like that.
I hope someone can help me based on this! Don't remember much else but I would love to read it again!!

782mlwomack
Sep 10, 2015, 8:35pm Top

Hi guys! I'm so excited to find this thread. There are two contemporary novels I read in the 80s/early 90s that I can't seem to find. The first is about a young woman who witnessed a crime & is hiding out in a seaside town. She meets a photographer & he for some reason prints her photo in the paper. I remember at one point they are meeting for dinner & a car backfires. She throws herself to the ground in fear of a gunshot. She cuts her arm, I think.

The second is even more vague. lol its about a young woman whose parents die leaving her with the responsibility of raising her teenage brother. He takes some racy photos of her & sells them. She meets a man who raises Arabian horses. He has the wrong idea about her from the photos her brother took/sold. At some point his father dies & she goes to the funeral.

Thanks for any help!!!

783Sdizzle
Edited: Oct 14, 2015, 1:18am Top

Hi guys, hopefully this thread can help me!

I'm looking for a Historical romance, I can't remember which period although I know it's pre-regency... that I read years ago... It was a series with three friends who met at one of the friend's horrible sister's wedding... One of the books involved one of the friends marrying the youngest friend's widowed father... I can't remember names author characters etc...

Hopefully this rings a bell with someone!

Worked it out it's Jane Feather's the Accidental Bride from the bride trilogy

784Heather02
Sep 15, 2015, 1:19pm Top

Hi everyone. I actually just joined this site in hopes that one of you could help me with my search for a book that I read as a sample at the back of a novella in 2008-2009.
The story is around a woman who is either trained because she is an assassin or a hunter. She does kill people either way!
Her name is a play on Little Red Riding Hood. Possibly Red, Ruby, Scarlet, Hood, etc.
The story takes place quite a long time ago I'm assuming in the 1800s.
The only detail that I really remember is that the main character has to go to a village to save some werewolves that are locked in a cage. She doesn't seem like she is 100% comfortable with the werewolves but she knows they won't (can't?) hurt her.
I'm sorry if this isn't a lot of information to go off of but I hope to be hearing from someone soon.
Thank you!

785chayacordayne
Sep 18, 2015, 11:31pm Top

I'm looking for a historical romance my Ma said it sounds like a Daniel steel but I can't find it.

It starts before the first world War a rich man with two dogs stumbles upon a beautiful girl with her siblings playing. He finds out she's the ministers daughter and asks his sister in law to take her under her wing. Eventually he proposes and she refuses. Then her dad dies and she's forced to marry him to care for her siblings. Then the war starts and he joins up. Eventually she turns their home into a hospital.

786luzero
Edited: Sep 19, 2015, 11:12am Top

I cant remeber the title of this book its about a girl who is in high school and does a bunch of pranks on her teacher. She won a trip somewhere for vacation so she went, when she arrived there, her luggage never came through so she left to her hotel she was suppose to stay and when she entered it was anything but luxurious as they told her. So she went to go shopping for some clothes when she saw a group of girls walking in a gate and she thought it was a mall so she went to but then the fate closed and then gentlemen in suits told the ladies that they were to meet the prince but they would have to drug them and take them there and that's when the girl started to freak out because she didn't know what was going on and so she tried to escape but they drugged her and she fell. When she woke up she saw she was in a bed and as she looked at her surroundings it was a very luxurious place. In the meanwhile the prince was having a talk with I think his father saying he doesn't want to chose a princess to be his wife. And so the prince send escorts to each princess to escort them to the dining room and he ordered them to flirt with the princesses and if they flirt back they will be dismissed. And so when the escort cane to go get the girl and tried flirting with her she kicked his butt and explained to him that she doesn't belong here and she was mistaken as being a princess. And so they went to the dining room. She tried to be disgusting so the prince wouldn't choose her but instead he falls in love with her. That's all I can remember oh and the girl has 2 best friends 1 is a girl and the other is a guy who is gay

787sjd90
Sep 24, 2015, 3:42pm Top

I need help finding this book, I only read a random chapters as a sample, so I only remember a bit and it's vague.

So this women goes to a club where she meets a guy and he takes her into the upstairs of the night club and she notices people are having sex up there, he takes her into a private area I believe behind sheer curtains and convince her to do sexual acts with him at first she is hesitant but he convinces her, and she eventually stops noticing everything around them.

Like I said it's vague and I don't know where I read it from, please help, it drives me bonkers when I can't remember something I read, even when it was years ago.

788Brenda64
Edited: Sep 27, 2015, 5:44pm Top

I need help finding a book I read quite a few years ago. The book involves a British lady who owns an estate and struggles to keep the estate going and becomes reliant on her new gardner. The gardner is a great help. The lady falls in love with the gardner but due to social norms cannot follow through on her feelings towards him. The lady leaves the estate and travels to another country where she meets with her gardner who it turns out is a retired military man.

I can't remember the name of the book or the writer. I thought the book was entitled "Family Gems" or "Family ???" with possibly coloured gems on the front cover of the paperback. The paperback book was very thick. I know there is more to the story but this couple's romance has stayed in my memory and i would like to read the book again. If anyone can help me out I would greatly appreciate your help! I believe the book was printed around the same time as Rosamund PILCHER's The shell seekers and was about the same thickness of book.

789bianka18
Sep 28, 2015, 6:11pm Top

Hey there!In case you still haven't found the book title,i think it's "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" by Sarra Manning.

790bianka18
Edited: Jun 20, 2017, 5:05pm Top

"You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" by Sarra Manning the book coromandel is searching.

791bianka18
Sep 28, 2015, 6:34pm Top

If someone could help me with the title of this book(or series),i would really appreciate it.The story starts with the hero recently released from prison,trying to find the heroine who he thinks collaborated to send him in prison.He apparently finds her,they spend the night together in which the heroine loses virginity.In the morning he acts revengful,bullies heroine and leaves her shredded.Sometimes later heroine finds out that she is pregnant and contacts the hero,only for him to deny the child and acting to her like a jerk again.The hero meanwhile is engaged to a woman and they as seen in the book don't love each other.Months later the heroine gives birth to a boy in the house of the hero,to only him acting again like a jerk and throwing her out the other day.She then gives him an ultimate chance to recognise his child which he of course refuses.Later hero repents and tries to pass time with his son without the knowledge of the heroine.Their child is later kidnapped and that's where the story gets more interesting and new hidden things from the past start to fall out.

792Yas08
Oct 6, 2015, 11:30pm Top

Can someone help me find a book please? I read it about 10 years ago. It was paperback with a green cover, maybe with a tree on it.
It's a romance novel. The story switches between the present and the past. Somewhere at the start the woman goes to meet a guy on a boat. I think she might be a real estate agent because she goes to an old house/estate, maybe with an orchard? I think that triggers the love story in the past. I remember a young woman kissing a poor guy in a stable/barn but they get caught and the guy gets sent away, maybe to war. I can't remember how the book ends. It's not much to go on but hopefully someone can help me.

793AmySlayz
Oct 7, 2015, 9:54am Top

Hi! :3
Reposting this again.. :D

Hi guys, I need some help.
I'm looking for a title of this awesome time travelling-ish book.
I'll list the parts I remember.

1. A girl visits her friend at this huge mansion that has this old timey theme
2. Her friend's maid or butler or gardener looks at her rather strangely
3. Her friend brought her to see the large garden at the back..
4. At night she went down and was sort pulled towards the garden
5. A huge storm happened and she passed out? (not quite sure)
6. She was in the early 1900's when electricity wasn't quite big or not invented yet
7. Her digital watch is still working though
8. (yada yada yada..) in the end, back to the present when her friend went upstairs to the attic, she found a portrait of ancestor which happens to look like the her friend who went missing holding the digital watch..

Does anyone know the name of this book?
Thanks in advance! :D

794TALeaf
Oct 7, 2015, 11:54pm Top

>606 lizkw17: The Greek's Million-Dollar Baby Bargain by Julia James is a HQ Presents from 2009. There is a meeting in a toy store with the heroine and her nephew "Ari" and his nanny and grandmother. The Greek uncle is upset since there was a no contact rule as part of their agreement. This sort of matches.

795AddictedToMorphemes
Edited: Oct 8, 2015, 3:59pm Top

Harkening back to post >750 AddictedToMorphemes:, here's a list of the found books on this thread so far. These books have been CONFIRMED FOUND by the person(s) who originally posted the request(s). The numbers reference the number of the original post where the request was made. No reference is made to any follow-up duplicate requests made by the same person--I just stuck with the original request.

I will keep updating this as time goes by.

17. Maggie By the Book by Kasey Michaels
30. Always by Lynsay Sands
33. Devil's Desire by Laurie McBain
39. The Heather and the Blade by ?
47. A Perfect Hero by Paula Detmer Riggs
54. Warrior Song prev. titled Chandra First book in Medieval Song Quartet series by Catherine Coulter
55. The Unfaithful Wife by Lynne Graham
57. Scandals by Penelope Neri
62. Joining by Johanna Lindsey
78. The Lady Risks All by Stephanie Laurens
80. (Third book requested:) Silk is for Seduction by Loretta Chase
95. The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
109. Tender is the Storm by Johanna Lindsey
112. Brighter Than the Sun by Julia Quinn
140. Wife in the Shadows by Sara Craven
141. With This Ring by Mary Wibberley
142. Defiant Captive by Christina Skye
145. (First book requested:) Once Upon a Kiss by Tanya Ann Crosby
162. Perfect Partners by Jayne Ann Krentz
172. Only For You by Hannah Howell
175. Midnight Slave by Rochelle Wayne
197. Modern Women by Ruth Harris
203. Reckless Love by Elizabeth Lowell
206. (First book requested:) Margaret (Sunfire No. 27) Entire series of 16 girls in different time periods by Jane Claypool Miner
234. Across a Starlit Sea by Rebecca Brandewyne
235. To Scotland, With Love by Karen Hawkins
239. Suggestion was for a possible trilogy, River Lady or Lost by Jude Deveraux. Original poster said they found it (see post >240 touchekarma:) but they didn't say what the book was.
247. Jinxed by Day Leclaire
255. Cowboy and the Captive by Lora Leigh
265. When You Leave Me by Lindsay Armstrong
267. Prince Charming by Julie Garwood
285. The Knight and the Dove by Lori Wickes
288. More Than Perfect by Day Leclaire
298. All That Glitters by Linda Howard
303. Relative Values by Jessica Steele
309. Highland Groom by Hannah Howell
324. Winter Blossom by Dixie Browning
336. Silence of the Wolf by Terry Spear
348. The Lion's Lady by Julie Garwood
356. Midnight Jewels by Jayne Ann Krentz
366. The Perfect Waltz by Anne Gracie
372. Reckless Scandal by Susan Napier
378. Reap the Wind 3rd in Wind Dancer series by Iris Johansen
381. If He's Wicked by Hannah Howell
412. Counterfeit Lady by Jude Deveraux
416. Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner
419. Shadow Music by Julie Garwood
421. The Lion's Lady by Julie Garwood
450. Whitefire by Fern Michaels
456. Eternity by Jude Deveraux
471. Dream a Little Dream by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
483. By the Book by Nancy Warren
551. Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas
580. The Tycoon's Toddler Surprise by Elizabeth Lennox
581. White Out found inside Upon a Midnight Clear by Linda Howard
586. How the Marquess Was Won by Julie Armstrong
611. Long Time Coming by Sandra Brown
613. Honey Moon by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
619. What Matters Most by Linda Winfree
650. Petals on the River by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
654. Ambersley by Amy Atwell
662. A Dark Warrior by Donna Fletcher
700. Castles by Julie Garwood
709. Love Her Madly by Christie Ridgway fyi: this was answered/confirmed on another thread.
746. Pale Moon Rider by Marsha Canham
768. Then Came You by Lisa Kleypas

>1 ktleyed: Do you think you could link this list to your first post? That way people just starting to read this thread will know which books were found and they won't have to reinvent the wheel like all the rest of us have been doing? :) Thanks! Edited to add: DONE and quickly too! Thanks!

796AddictedToMorphemes
Edited: Oct 8, 2015, 10:19am Top

I think I've run out of character space allotted in that last post for the list of found books, so I'm reserving this space to continue it as needed. ;)

797alipage
Oct 9, 2015, 9:52am Top

Here's what I remember about the book I'm searching for:

1. Set in modern day and is part of an anthology (though I think a couple of the other stories were historical)
2. A wealthy heiress is in danger and needs to stay safe until she reaches a certain age or gets married, whatever happens first.
3. She convinces her bodyguard to marry her, who agrees b/c she will pay him and he needs money.
4. He is working as a cop/bodyguard until he can retire to his ranch in Wyoming or maybe Montana.
5. The heiress has an uncle that is kind of silly and nice, but will benefit the most if she dies.
6. The heiress is extremely close to her grandfather, who is actually her step-grandfather, and it is really him who is trying to have her killed.

It could possibly be a part of a Christmas anthology. I'm not sure. I know it takes place during the winter, and it's possible they made their agreement to get married at a fund-raiser party during Christmas.

798Cmarie73
Oct 9, 2015, 10:27am Top

I am searching for a book I read a couple of years ago, but I'm honestly not sure when it was written. It is a medieval romance and I am almost positive the hero's name is Quinn. I can't remember the woman's name. I have googled it a million ways and can't find it.

It's about a woman who is the daughter of the village "harlot". Her mother dies and she does not want to live in the hut anymore because of what she has seen there. There is a man (Quinn, I think) who has protected her since she was young and makes sure that she is treated with respect. I remember that, in gratitude, she makes him a sail for his ship. He falls in love with her and offers marriage, but she turns him down and he doesn't understand why. She doesn't tell him right away, but she is afraid of the physical feelings she has for him because of what her mother was like. She accepts the proposal of a man she cares for but isn't attracted to because he is "safe".

All of the men sail away and ... I think it is pirates that attack their ship. The women of the village wait for the men to come back and the woman is staying in her betrothed's hut. The men return but her betrothed is not with them. She is told that he was killed and that others were captured. "Quinn" sleeps outside of her hut and watches over her.

"Quinn" organizes a group of men to go back and rescue the others, but he must go to see his cousin - the King, I think - to request another ship. She realizes she doesn't want to lose him and follows him to the King. She asks him to "Handfast" with her and they are married the night before he leaves. He lets her take the lead on their wedding night so she is not scared. Then he leaves.

Later, the men again return, and her formerly betrothed is on the boat but Quinn is not. Once he found out that the betrothed is still alive, he offers himself in the other man's place so that she has a choice to be with the man she was going to marry. But, she waits for Quinn, and of course, at the end, she sees him rowing a boat back to the shore by himself. Happily Ever After.

HELP!!! I would love to find this one. Thank you!

799veen22
Oct 11, 2015, 10:35am Top

I read this book a few years ago... Not too sure when it was published.

H marries h because she's pregnant with his late brother's (maybe half brother or step brother) baby. Brother in question was already married, but wasn't divorced. h pretty much tries to blend into the background. I remember that she takes in ironing from neighbours to earn money to buy a christmas present for H.

Ring any bells?
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800samquest7
Oct 14, 2015, 8:40pm Top

It's been about ten years since I read this book and probably fifteen or twenty years since it was out. I don't remember the author, publisher, or anything like that but for some reason my mind keeps thinking it may have been called something like "Elusive Desire" or some name like that, which is probably why it was hard to remember it in the first place. Here's all I do remember:

1. Its a straight-up romance harlequin-type novel set in England in the 19th century

2. Leading lady is named audrey or aubrey and her brother may or may not have been named Cain.

3. The plot as I remember it:The leading lady (audrey or aubrey) is very poor and works at some shop sewing dresses for rich ppl but she's ambitious so she schemes to have her brother get a job as a bodyguard for this rich guy that lives in this mansion they always walk by on their way home. She hires two thugs to pretend to mug the rich elderly gentleman when he goes on his nightly stroll while she and her brother are conveniently walking by too. When the thugs attack the gentleman and his servant (or friend?) her noble brother jumps in immediately and saves the day, chasing away the thugs. The rich man is so thankful he asks how he can repay him for his heroism. Audrey/Aubrey jumps in and suggests giving him a job as his personal bodyguard. The man jumps at the idea but her brother refuses to take the job unless she is given a job in the mansion as well. Finally the rich man relents and gives Audrey/Aubrey a job as a housemaid/kitchen person. They both move into the mansion where she meets the man's young and handsome son who immediately falls for her. However, audrey/aubrey has higher ambitions and now wants to have money of her own. She listens in on business conversations the rich man has and hears him saying that certain railroad bonds (or stocks?) are really important but that noone must know they are interested in them because they need those stocks for bigger railroad building plans. Here is where I am not sure if they were talking about bonds or stocks but almost sure it was bonds. Anyways, Audrey/Aubrey goes to the man's son and asks to borrow $1000 dollars but doesn' tell him what she needs it for. He'd do anything for her so he readily consents and has his own theories for why she needs the money.

She hires herself a financial advisor and against his advice she buys that one small piece of railroad that is of no interest to anyone. When the rich man finds out someone bought that small piece of land that he needed for his bigger business plans he explodes and goes off on a tantrum. Audrey/Aubrey walks into his office then and tells him she was the one who bought it and she explains how she'd overheard him talking etc.. He's super angry with her but also really impressed. He asks what she wants in exchange for the land and she names some big sum of money. Of course after that she's fired and it's not like she needs that job anymore. She moves out, buys her own house, and goes back to her financial advisor so they can continue expanding her small fortune. The man's son continues pursuing her and I think she ends up buying some other railroad piece that then gets into a lot of trouble so she goes down there in person to try to fix things. She ends up in some sort of mortal danger and the main guy/lover comes and saves her and they reconcile too (I think they were in some uncompromising situation before/lover's spat? I feel like I remember he felt she was too focused on her ambitions and didn't really ever care for him..? Although I do know he keeps going after her irregardless of that).

There's other stuff I remember from the story: she got a really bad leak in her new house, she comes out to society london england ballroom parties but doesn't feel like she fits in with the rich ppl even though she's rich now too, mostly because they've been bred as aristocrats from birth (old money ppl) whereas she wasn't. I think when she's a servant in the mansion there's some scene where she breaks a china set or something but I can't be sure.

Anways, that's about all I remember as of now and it wasn't just a romantic book, it was also funny, witty, and the plot was very interesting and made me see business stuff (bonds, stock markets) differently, like perhaps I could enjoy that stuff more. Sometimes I feel like I read the only copy of this book in existence. Please help that not be true!!!!!!!

-samquest7

801ZiaNemesis
Oct 24, 2015, 2:09pm Top

Looking for this title:

The story was about a 15 year old, poor girl with an extremely abusive father and so naive that she still thought babies came out of the sky. The setting is contemporary. The girl and her father lived in a house that was owned by the hero's family (ultra handsome,ultra rich, really spoiled guy). So the hero was 25 at that time.
The h is off to take her bath in a lake that is near her house. This is where the hero sees her. Their interlude begins etc.

802ninaj
Edited: Oct 25, 2015, 10:09am Top

Reposting.....pleeeeeaaasseee help!!!

Hi. I'm new here and would really love to find out the name of this book I had read.
80s or 90s.
It was set on a Texas ranch, hero also had an offshore oil rig.
The hero and heroine get married in the beginning, some sort of arrangement regarding her fathers debts or something...they were neighboursin their childhood,then she moved away.
At one point she has to arrange some charity ball at the ranch.
They have a group of friends,one has a security firm, one of the girls is dating an artist.
On a trip to his oil rig, the hero's helicopter is sabotaged and it crashes into the water. Later he describes the sharks and piranhas.
The book was funny and the heroine was witty.
some of the things I remember that at the end are the artist taking care of the kids, the guy owning the security firm calls his wife 'mouse', when she hides under the table, because she was hacking into his systems or something like that.
I hope someone can help me based on this! Don't remember much else but I would love to read it again!!
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803bpeaches2001
Oct 25, 2015, 3:43pm Top

Hello! Hope this group can I dentist this book I read several years ago and can't recall title.

It's set in the US around 1800 or early 1900. I can't recall exact details other than they will be taking a journey on wagons.

The woman (h) has a long crush on a man (H) who doesn't return the sentiment as he's in love with someone else. For some reason h and H have to marry. H doesn't want to stay married and he devices a plan to travel to a city with h and the woman he "loves". I think to resolve the marriage in this city. In order to travel, h is told to say she's the cousin (not the wife) to H. Along the trip another man joins the trip. The long trip is rather strenuous and H realizes the woman he wants to marry is rather annoying while h is strong, hard working, and kind. He starts to get jealous upon seeing h interact with the male companion. At one point this man steals a kiss from h and H gets so jealous he punches him and then realize he can't act this way because he's only the "cousin". Another part was when the woman caused a wagon accident where H thought h was inside the wagon and freaked out on trying to search for her in the crash only to realize she wasn't in the wagon and is perfectly well. He's so relieved that he forgets the ruse and kisses h and disclose to everyone that she's his wife.

Hope you can help identify the book!

804kellyfish
Oct 27, 2015, 5:10am Top

This is a great group!
I'm trying to find the first romance novel I ever read. It feels like I remember everything about the book except for the title and author. It was released before 2002, probably in the 90's. The cover was mostly teal and might have sea, gem or jewel in the title.
The heroine was a fair skinned princess living in the tropics. Her people are trying to retrieve a jewel/gem from the american/english hero that his family had stolen from them. He is visiting her palace when her people have convinced her to seduce him the night before he sails away and steal the gem back. She knocks him out, steals the gem, but is loaded onto his ship the next morning with her tiger because she was 'given' to him as a present. On the ship he is angry with her and forces himself on her. Eventuallythe ship gets set on fire and the two make it to an island where they fight to survive til a naval ship picks them up and separates the two until they reach the us/uk. During their time on land they make a mends and the heroine is even invited to the theatre with the hero's family...
Does this sound familiar to anyone? Thanks.

805cppeace
Edited: Jan 22, 2016, 9:16am Top

Hi all, new here but really wanting to reread a book I read around 15 years ago. It probably from the early to mid 90's Historical Romance. The Heroin is named Margaret or Meg. The Hero I don't recall his name, but I want to say Rafe or Rafael. The hero is from a titled family but they have a genetic issue. They have club foot or hair lip children. The hero's father married several times but the hero is the only child born without a defect. All his other siblings and half siblings were killed soon after birth by his father. The heroin was a ward of their family and was a blonde girl when the hero left the home. Years later he meets her again but she is now brunette and his father's widow. He doesn't know who she is at first. His father tried killing her and she fought back and killed him. The hero's uncle is determined to convict her for murder though. This is set in England I want to say 1700's but not sure on that. The hero may also be a highway ma or similar- he rejected his family and hasn't contacted any of them since his mother's death. He only discovers that Meg, this woman he rescued bleeding and is in love with, is Margaret after his uncle convinced him to investigate his father's "murder". His uncle has a club foot. I want to say at one point they are in newgate prison towards the beginning. Meg had a baby and that is how the story begins. The hero's father sees the newborn is disfigured and kills him and then turns to kill Meg.
If anyone knows this novel please let me know.
Thanks
Cp

806premiervista
Oct 29, 2015, 4:41am Top

Hi! Looking for a book I read probably around 2000...contemporary romance about a waitress(pizza place?) Who meets a man picking up a pizza i think. lives in a mansion I on a hill and has a limousine pick her up for dates periodically throughout...can anyone help?

807hyoon123
Edited: Nov 7, 2015, 7:50am Top

Hello! Newly minted member here :)

I've been searching and searching tirelessly for this one book. Google and Google Books haven't been such a great help, but they did help me stumble upon this magical site rather serendipitously, so I suppose the take-away here is that there is always a silver lining :D

Anyway, I am going off on a tangent! I don't know the exact date or year in which the book in question was published. From what I remember, the cover of my personal copy depicted a snowy day in the dead of winter, with a horse-drawn carriage slowly passing beneath a lamppost.

As for the plot, the story centers on a young English woman during the 18th or 19th century who sets off to Russia to work as a governess for an aristocratic family. Random detail: she's named after an unusual flower of some kind!

Anyway, over the course of a few months, she begins to adjust to a life of relative solitude and bitter cold in the Russian countryside, and eventually ends up befriending a few of the villagers. Unfortunately, she gets off on the wrong foot with her student's haughtily beautiful mother, Natalya/ Natasha; that's important for later. She also comes to meet her young charge's uncle, whose name I want to say is Alexei or some variation of Alexei, and ends up falling for him. So begins the novel's primary conflict: before getting married to the affable yet older Count, Natalya/ Natasha was in love with Alexei, her husband's beloved younger brother. Although Natalya/ Natasha ended up marrying the older brother, she never really stops loving Alexei. When she sees the governess and Alexei becoming closer, Natalya views Ms. Governess as a usurper and contender for Alexei's affections, and begins to wreak havoc on the governess's life.

Long story short, I think the husband ends up finding out about the affair, Natalya kills herself, and the governess returns home, shortly before Alexei comes to find her and profess his love for her. It was quite a dramatic story, if I recall correctly!

I don't remember the author's name, other than her first name being Constance or Constantine.

If anyone could be of any help, I would be forever grateful! Thanks for reading this long-winded post.

808celadon_
Nov 12, 2015, 2:04pm Top

Hi all,

I've been looking for this book for years, and I cant for the life for me rmb the name of the book!!

It's a contemporary romance about a couple that has been separated or divorced, can't rmb which and they have a son who stays with the mum. He comes back one day for some reason and they start the relationship again.

He tries to reconnect with her son, and one time he, the son and the mum went on outing on a boat. Her shirt gets wet and he gave her his shirt.

In the end, after he got back together with the mum, she said after he left she was so angry that she threw her wedding ring into the river.

The story may be part of an anthology or sth, but again I'm not 100% sure! Any help is highly appreciated!

809natasha20
Nov 13, 2015, 2:06am Top

Hi! I'm new here. I'm looking for a book for some time now that is two or three years old, may be published in 2013 or 2014, can't remember the name or author of the book.

It is a contemporary romance about an American woman who goes to Ireland or UK (may be Scotland) for work. She h works for an arrogant (I think some genius, self made) CEO who for some reason does not show her his face. I think hero's H name was Oliver or William, don't remember exactly. H makes her life not so easy at her work. She goes to H office room, never sees him, (lights are low or he turns his office chair away from her...something like that). She only hears his voice and never sees him and ends up hating him because of his behavior.

She meets a new man, falls for him not knowing that he is her actual boss (but H knows who she is). H pursues an affair with h while appearing as a nice person. As her boss H remains a hateful, controlling person towards her.

She finally finds out at her office function that her boss and lover are same person. H explains why she never found out about him. The story then progresses with them spending time together (at his home), falling in love again, and h learning things about H (about his childhood etc).

The story end as h reads a letter for H and H tells h to go back to US and found herself and then they would meet again (something like that). Sorry if my gibberish is not making sense but thanks for reading.

If anyone can help me finding this book then I'll appreciate it. Thanks

810ZiaNemesis
Nov 14, 2015, 4:33am Top

Reposting:

Hi looking for this book for quite some time now...

The story was about a 15 year old, poor girl with an extremely abusive father and so naive that she still thought babies came out of the sky. The setting is contemporary.

The girl and her father lived in a house that was owned by the hero's family (ultra handsome,ultra rich, really spoiled guy). So the hero was 25 at that time.

The h is off to take her bath in a lake that is near her house. This is where the hero sees her. Their interlude begins etc...

Thanks

811Calliope7
Jan 18, 2016, 4:56pm Top

Hi,
I'm looking for this book that probably came out around the 2000s?
The heroine is a girl called Angelique, who has violet eyes and red gold hair. She travels to America from Paris with her mother because her father wrote a letter to her before he died asking her to come see his lands. Her mother wants her to sell the lands for profit but Angelique is very determined to see it. She manages to hire the hero Jack to take her there, but he hates her for being such a lady and treats her like a child. However he is very attracted to her, they have sex when he finds her dancing in a town square and he angrily brings her back to the hotel. later on the heroine gets kidnapped by Indians who almost rape her but Jack gets there in time to rescue her. The Indian abduction turns out to be a plot of her mother's to make her scared and sell the land and return to Paris. But she decides to stay there with Jack in the end.
Oh, she also finds out she has a half sister in America who is in love with Jack as well.

Thanks so much for your help in advance!

812divinebychoice
Jan 19, 2016, 2:17am Top

Books starts when heroine is young and her mom tells her never to show her birthmark. They are maids in england an English house and the mom has kept the girl away from the man of the house which i believe is an earl or a lord. The girls mom is sick and dies and the girl is left alone and then the man starts noticing her and sends a soldier to get her, she is sleeping on her pallet in the maids room and the soldier takes her to the man and tells her he is sorry. When she enters the room with the man he try's to rape her and he notices the birthmark on her leg or thigh and she reaches to the side table and gets a dagger and stabs him she then pushes him off and she goes to her room and gets her things and her baby yellow blanket and some papers that were her mothers. The soldiers comes back to her and tells her he will help her because he has a a young daughter her age and wouldn't want something like that to happen to his daughter. So the soldier prepares a horse for her and then she leaves in the middle of the night from England and ends up in Scotland where she runs into the hero who is a laird and he takes her with him. Later on the heroine finds out that her dad is a scottish laird that the hero knows him and they all plan to get revenge on the. Evil man. The girls name starts with P could be Paige or Penelope and goes for pen. Can't remeber the rest .. Could be some different name.. or her name might be josephine and called joe. she ends up meeting the hero who is a scottish laird and he has problems with the english man that the heroine is escaping and the laird is friends with another laird that ends up being the girls biological father. the hero figures out that the heroine is the other lairds daughter.

Pleas help me find this book. Any other recommendations of heroines with birthmarks are welcome..

813Surika
Jan 27, 2016, 3:43am Top

Hello everyone! I can't tell you how excited I am to find this site. I have been trying to find a the name of a book. I have never read the book, but this is what I can remember from the summary. A young woman inherits her aunt's estate that is in disrepair. She hires contractors the fix the estate but soon money runs out. One evening a tall dark stranger (who she believes is a contractor coming to collect money from her) walks into the home. Instantly things heat up between. She tries to figure out exactly who this stranger is.

Unfortunately that is all I can remember about the story, so if anyone has any information about this I would like to know!

Any info would be great!!!

814acarlisle89
Jan 27, 2016, 9:53pm Top

Hi, I'm new to this group but I'm hoping you can help. I'm trying to find the name of 2 books, the first is a historical romance set in America, I can't remember if it is before or after the revolutionary war. The hero is a widower with a son, he purchases an Irish slave/ indentured servant off of a prison ship to help raise his son. He means to ignore her but ends up falling in love, but someone is trying to kill her.

The second is a romance mostly set historically, but it is time travel. In present day a woman on vacation takes a break from her "historic town" tour group. She is hypoglycemic and ends up passing out. She wakes up in the past and in the body of a different woman. She is then sold at auction by that other woman's husband and bought by a nobleman. I honestly can't remember what country this was set in but I think it was either America or England.
Please help!! I really want to re-read these books but I can't find the titles anywhere!

815acarlisle89
Edited: Jan 27, 2016, 10:04pm Top

In response to divinebychoice's question ( post 812) this sounds almost exactly like Laiden's Daughter by Suzanne Tisdale. There's no mention of birthmarks , and the girls name is Aishlynn but she was going to be raped by the earl of Penrith so maybe that's where you got the Pen? I hope this helped! Even if it's not the book I highly recommend the series :)

816cowgirl580
Feb 1, 2016, 11:45pm Top

Hi all. So glad I found this forum. I am searching for a book I read in the early 90's that was published between '80 and '92 either a Harlequin or Silhouette. It is set on a lake, female has a summer cabin there(?) and the male moves in across the lake. They butt heads at first, then start to like each other. I know its really vague, I'm sorry. The cover had a lake, small boat (kayak or canoe type), some trees and the male and female. Edges were purple around where title would be and publisher. Thank you in advance for any and all suggestions and help.

817ZiaNemesis
Feb 2, 2016, 7:20am Top

Hi, wanted to know if anyone could help with this book. It's an old Harlequin book.

The story was about a 15 year old, poor girl with an extremely abusive father and so naive that she still thought babies came out of the sky. The setting is contemporary. The girl and her father lived in a house that was owned by the hero's family (ultra handsome,ultra rich, really spoiled guy). So the hero was 25 at that time.
The h is off to take her bath in a lake that is near her house. This is where the hero sees her. Their interlude begins etc.

It's a really, really nice story with a beautiful twist BUT...

818MailLady4
Feb 2, 2016, 5:44pm Top

I am looking for a book I read in early 90's. Mystery/English Romance.
The heroine is a woman pretending to be a widow. She meets the Hero at someone's afternoon tea party. At some point in the book the hero "touches" the woman and realizes by her reaction that she is not a virgin.
Sorry, I can't remember too much. Thanks for any help

819danniv
Feb 3, 2016, 3:47am Top

Hi everyone,

I'm trying to find out the name of two books that I read years ago but just can't recall the title or author. They are both romance novels set in what I believe to remember as Regency England.

The first one is about a young widow who, along with her young daughter move in to live with a newly rich man, his mother and sister. I remember the woman being very sweet and kind and her husband dying of an illness. She chose to live with this man and his family so as to help them transition into high society. He came from a rough and working background and needed help learning etiquette, along with his sister and mom. Him and the widow fall in love, even though her husbands family is mortified by her connection to this man.

The second story is about a young woman who needs the help of a man to help her find a buried treasure of sorts. I remember her having reddish hair and not realizing how pretty she was since she was more fascinated with books and exploring. I also believe this man had a bad temper and had found his ex fiancé in a compromising position and had broken the engagement, you find out later though he never said a word to anyone because he actually found her with her lover, who was a woman and that would have meant ruin for her.

If anyone can help me I'd greatly appreciate it! :)

820aggie.15
Feb 3, 2016, 5:08am Top

Hello, everybody.
I'm looking for a book I found in a bookstore in 2007 (no idea if it was a new release or older). Its plot is set in a medieval time period and I remember some details, though not the title, and Google is NO HELP.
From what I can remember, at the start of the book, the heroine (whose name is impressive, though I can't remember it for the life of me) escapes a group of bandits by hiding in a cave and is rescued by a nobleman. She and said nobleman are understandably attracted to each other. I could be wrong, but I believe at this point they discover a sinister plot involving the heroine's family and so he takes her with him instead of leaving her at home. At some point they're on a ferry or small boat and he kisses her and it's her first kiss with tongue, so she's kind of melty and confused. Before they reach his home, they marry and consummate it on bear rugs, which I believe she finds enchanting enough, but after it's done she cleans up the "stickiness" from between her legs, since she was a virgin before that, and she feels a little bit irritated that he went to sleep afterward.
This is the best I can remember. I hope someone remembers it!
Thanks!

821sarah_herbold
Feb 6, 2016, 1:11pm Top

Hi I'm new to this website. I'm looking for a young adult romance book about a girl that lives next door to a childhood friend. She was already friends with a boy and he later is killed. At first the girl and her new neighbor hate each other. Then they fall in love. He is then sent away to a military school or something after the girl is almost raped by one of her moms boyfriends. While he's away the girl is tricked by his did and he rapes her and tied her up. He's a judge. The boys mom is in a wheelchair. After she reports it she moves away and she works in a tattoo shop. Her boyfriend is a drug dealer or something and he's plotting to kill her. He hires the guy that was her childhood friend who is an undercover cop to kill her. Then they end up together. The author apparently based it off of actual events that happened to her. This was a great book and I have no clue what it's called or who wrote it. Can anyone help me?
Thank you!

822natasha20
Feb 9, 2016, 12:40am Top

In reply to sarah_herbold post#821, I think the book you are looking for is Here's to Falling by Christine Zolendz. It was published last year. I hope that was the title you were looking for. Tc

823NgatiPorou
Feb 9, 2016, 6:37pm Top

Hi I am looking for a mills and boon or harlequin romance with twin brothers who run the family business. I would like to read both of them again. Cannot remember the names of either the brothers or their heroines but the heroine of the second twin is constantly confusing his twin with him. Sees the twin with his wife in a restaurant, confronts him and pours her wine over him then storms off leaving the twin and his wife confused until the wife realizes what has happened. The second time she storms past the hero and passionately kisses the twin. By that time the hero is seriously pissed at her for not recognizing him straight away (which the heroine does not do until towards the end of the book) Hope someone can help.

824bpeaches2001
Feb 9, 2016, 11:35pm Top

Reposting:

Hello! Hope this group can help me find this book I read several years ago and can't recall title.

It's set in the US around 1800 or early 1900. I can't recall exact details other than they will be taking a journey on wagons. It's not a western but more like a historical romance maybe set around prairie or open plains or the south.

The woman (h) has a long crush on a man (H) since childhood but who doesn't return the sentiment as he's in love with someone else. For some reason h and H have to marry. H doesn't want to stay married and he devices a plan to travel to a city with h and the woman he "loves". I think to undo the marriage in this city. In order to travel, h is told to say she's the cousin (not the wife) to H. Along the trip another man joins the trip. The long trip is rather strenuous and H realizes the woman he wants to marry is rather annoying while h is strong, hard working, and kind. He starts to get jealous upon seeing h interact with the other male companion. At one point this man steals a kiss from h and H gets so jealous he punches him and then realize he can't act this way because he's only the "cousin". Another part was when the woman caused a wagon accident where H thought h was inside the wagon and freaked out on trying to search for her in the crash only to realize she wasn't in the wagon and is perfectly well. He's so relieved that he forgets the ruse and kisses h and disclose to everyone that she's his wife.

Hope you can help identify the book!

825NgatiPorou
Feb 10, 2016, 5:17am Top

Hi, sounds like River Lady by Jude Deveraux

826bpeaches2001
Feb 13, 2016, 12:49am Top

Yes it is! Thank you NgatiPorou!!

827Cakefoot
Feb 13, 2016, 6:09am Top

Hi everyone!

I'm desperate to find this book!! It's a contemporary romance - potentially set in England as it makes mention of an Aga Stove which the characters can't get working.

It's about a woman going to stay with her friends (a couple and their child/children) in a large rural house they have bought and renovated with the intention of turning it into a Bed and Breakfast/Inn. They're all gathering there for the week/weekend to celebrate the opening of the B&B.

The protagonist arrives with a boyfriend/fiance though they break up and the main romantic storyline transpires between the protagonist and a handyman who comes to fix the power during a particularly bad snow storm (or something like that). I can't quite remember if they get snowed in or not, but the Handyman ends up staying at the house overnight for some reason.

Handyman is reserved and the protagonist thinks he hates her though the reader knows he is interested in the protagonist because of alternating POV chapters.

Other potential details:
- One of the other characters has a baby near the end of the book, delivered by the protagonist as she is instructed what to do over the phone.
- Near the end there's a big luncheon party at the pub in the town.

Thank you!!

828aviddiva
Feb 13, 2016, 8:20pm Top

>827 Cakefoot: I think this may be by Rosamund Pilcher - sounds like one I read of hers, but I'm not sure which title at this point.

829Cakefoot
Feb 13, 2016, 10:59pm Top

I had a look through her books and it doesn't seem to be there - It was a little more humorous than her style. Thanks though!

830NgatiPorou
Feb 19, 2016, 7:12pm Top

your welcome bpeaches2001. Happy reading :)

831Love_my_books
Feb 22, 2016, 9:11pm Top

>814 acarlisle89: The first book sound like it's Petals on the River by Kathleen E Woodiwiss Hope this helps!

832AncaL
Feb 23, 2016, 6:44am Top

Can you please help find a book...it was romance and the action takes place in Australia I think. The hero falls in love with his surrogate. She was married or in a relationship and went to a clinic for a check-up but they made a mistake and used a sperm donor and she finds herself pregnant. She calls the hero because he is rich and he could provide for the baby. His wife died and he offers her a place in his house to stay throughtout the pregnancy. I think he is a doctor but I'm not quite sure. At the end they had a little girl.
Surrogate heroine- Contemporary romance

833fantasyjoker
Mar 3, 2016, 1:28am Top

Please help with this book. It starts off with a couple poisoning their employers, dumping their bodies, and riding off to start a new life. Fast forward to a girl who's standing up to her abusive stepfather who's trying to whip her. The owner of the place walks in, stops the abuse, and saddles her on to a friend. She grows up, but during this time she's been running the place while her family does nothing. Owner comes back. He marries her to save her from her family. He falls in love with her. He's later killed by her stepfather when they go to check on a horse. She decides to later marry his son so that her baby will have a father. Throughout all of this, a relative of her husband is trying to kill her by poisoning her. She takes care of that and heads to
Wyoming, I think. There to live on the property that she and dead hubby made into a home. She's later followed by son she married. They live happily ever after. I think the first husband was named Jamie and his son is named Stuart.

834chloemyjackrussell
Mar 5, 2016, 1:55am Top

I'm looking for a book that I believe came out in the mid 90s it was part of a three book series about three sisters, each book was each sisters story. I'm trying to find the middle sisters story. She was in a car accident and gets amnesia, I think she falls in love with the man that rescued her and I think his name was Mike. There were 10 years difference in age between each of the three sisters. It's revealed in the final book that the youngest sister was actually the daughter to the oldest but was raised as a sister to them. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

835zianna
Mar 12, 2016, 7:49am Top

Hi everyone. I want to find this book I once saw in the library some 5 years ago, can't remember the title only the synopsis.

It was set in the Americas where the heroine was a slave or a prisoner of some sort of the Native Americans. (Anyways I think she was captured at a young age because she didn't know a word of English. Maybe) The hero bought her and then he married her. He consummated the marriage and took her to England and brought her in front of his father as a way of exacting revenge by not marrying someone of noble blood. And then he left England, meanwhile the hero's father took pity and trained his daughter in law on the ways of being a lady. The hero then returns some 5-6 years later and finds a different women i the form of his wife and he also ones out that he has twins.

If anyone has any idea about this book please do let me know. :)

836lstewart313
Mar 14, 2016, 4:06pm Top

I am so despite to find this one book I have looked for years for. I read it once at the library when I was a teenager and can't find it. I only remember the story. The girl is a train robber in a gang made up of her family. She get caught by the sheriff who brings her in not knowing she is a woman because she always dressed like a young man. When he finds out he is a she, he know he can not punish her for the crimes with a hanging. So he brings her home and ends up sleeping with her. He feels so guilty that he slept with her when she was under his protection he need to marry her to make it right. But she refuses so he forced her with a shotgun wedding. As she becomes more and more part of the community she falls in love with her husband. But Thrn one of her brothers is caught (I think because they were attempting to save her) and he faces being hung for his crimes. Her loyalties are torn between her new husband who she is starting to fall for and her family who she loves.
Please this book was so good and I love to re read my favorite books. please help me find this one. It has haunted me for a long while.

837Barkybean
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836 lstewart313

That reminds me of Kid Calhoun by Joan Johnston

Texas Ranger Jake Kearney was astonished to discover that the "Kid" Calhoun he stalked, the same outlaw who saved him from ambush, was a woman--and an irresistible one at that! Now Anabeth Calhoun was an unwilling captive of the flinty-eyed Ranger as they pursued a gang of cold-blooded killers . . . and a cache of stolen gold that had mysteriously disappeared. But the lawman's problems had only just begun. Fighting his desire for the outlaw he had sworn would not escape justice, Jake Kearney was soon torn between his duty . . . and his love. . . .

Anabeth knew she had found her match in the rugged loner who taught her the joys of passion . . . while she taught him the exquisite perils of love. She also knew that Anabeth "Kid" Calhoun was one outlaw both willing and eager to fall into the long arms of the law!

838mcl512
Mar 16, 2016, 2:06am Top

Read this book about 16 years ago when I was in highschool. It was an older book by then too, if I remember correctly. Maybe by a couple of years or so.

A young girl, possibly a servant, happens upon an injured soldier by the water near the home she resides or works in. She gets him help and falls in love with him. When she gets older, the soldier happens to end back at her home, but is there for an arranged marriage to the young lady of the house she works for who really wants to become a nun or something. Because she's in love with him, and to help the other girl, she disguises herself and marries him as the other girl. He realizes this later so he's mad at her and treats her horribly. She ends up getting kidnapped by Indians and he has to go rescue her, realizing finally that he is in love with her.

I remember enjoying the book and reading it a couple of times. I don't know why I never thought to keep a record of books I read when I was younger.

839lalalara
Mar 16, 2016, 5:02pm Top

Hi there.
I'm trying to figure out this book, I read somewhat recently. It may have been part of Amazon's Kindle Unlimited.
It was about a woman who worked for a large company possibly in the secretarial pool? She also may have been a widow.
The owner/CEO? has had numerous engagements but when the fiances refuse to sign a pre-nup he discards them (I think the heroine is involved with producing the pre-nups). He is a twin and he notices she is able to tell he and his twin apart in a photo when they were young. He then decides to pretend to have a new fiance that he has dumped and convinces (can't remember how) the heroine she needs to stand in as the fiance since they are both part of an upcoming wedding????

840lstewart313
Edited: Mar 17, 2016, 6:01am Top

837 barkybean I like that story because it is similar but in the one I'm looking for the gang is almost all made up of her family infact I think her dad is the head of the gang. And I think the shriff makesher go to church to win the comunity over

841sarah_herbold
Mar 22, 2016, 11:04pm Top

That's the one! Thanks a million for the help natasha20, I've been dying to re-read this book!

842piraterhi
Mar 30, 2016, 5:27pm Top

Hi, I'm looking for a romance book I read in 2004 but it belonged to my mother so it is from at least the 80s I would guess.

A peasant girl is living on a farm in Britain. Some noble men come riding through the village possibly being violent towards the inhabitants. The heroine of the story somehow ends up in the mud with one of the noble men (I think he rapes her or at least does something like it)

The next part is hazy but I think the girl either tries to track down the noble man or the noble man has taken the girl back to the city with him but she somehow ends up in prison where she stays for a while and it's disgusting and I think her friend dies and she may or may not have her nose or ears cut to signify the crime she committed, I think she has her head shaved too.

The noble man finds her in the prison or sees her when she gets out of prison and takes her into his home where she's treated like a proper lady. I remember one scene where a lady in waiting is trying to force her into a corset, then she goes down for dinner with the noble man and other people but the noble man ends up getting into a sword fight duel with some other guy

That's pretty much all I remember. I always thought it had something to do with the girl being accused of being a witch but I can't remember anything mentioning that.
Phew. I hope someone can help :) I think maybe the cover was orange or red and had a picture of a girl with dark hair on it

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845bokkie16
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Hi, I'm looking for a historical contemporary rom book. I honestly don't remember name book or authors or even characters.

Just that the heroine is a "spinster" who lives with her aunt I think in a cottage or house, does all the household work I think and she finds a baby on her doorstep (girl) who is known to be the daughter of lord/earl who lives next door in a mansion. H and h are somewhat childhood friends/ enemy. Heroes mother finds out and convinces or nags him to care for his daughter but heroine refuses to give back as he always has 'guests' over and drinks a lot. So they go to London to H house with his mother to find the baby mama and h is there as a nanny and it's her first time in London and she is amazed by the house.

That's all I remember and have read so far. It was a few years ago but no sure how old the book actually is.

846satkins
Apr 1, 2016, 9:21am Top

The book I'm looking for has a girl with a reoccurring dream about someone trapped or buried. She thinks it is herself, but it turns out she has a connection to a man and he's the one in trouble. I think it is set in the middle ages.

847triddy
Apr 2, 2016, 7:00pm Top

I read this book over ten years ago (no idea when it was written) and have been unsuccessfully trying to find it for years.

I believe it was set in 1800s England (not 100% sure). There is a young woman who meets a man and is married after knowing him for what is, in the book, the shockingly short period of three weeks. She moves into his home, an abbey. There she meets his brother, and the local doctor, a friend. After a very short period of time, her husband 'falls' off of the balcony and dies. Suspicions arise and the rest of the book is a mystery, culminating in the doctor being the murderer. The doctor tries to send her to an insane asylum, but his plan is foiled by the brother, who has fallen in love with the woman. The woman and brother marry and all is happily ever after. It's not much to go on, but I'd appreciate any help! Thanks.

848Mae74
Apr 5, 2016, 12:18pm Top

I am so happy to find this! I am looking for the title of this historical regency romance novel that has been driving me insane for a year!!!!

Heroine loves Hero since she was a small girl. Hero is Heroines' brother's BF. Hero visits Heroine's brother's home. Heroine walks into Hero's room and he was undressed. He was expecting a courtesan paying him a visit, instead walks in the Heroine.

That is all I remembered.

Thanks!

849jasmine0705
Apr 6, 2016, 12:06am Top

I read this book back when i was still in highschool, lost it, and have never been able to find it again! Ugh! Hopefully someone can help me!

I don't remember the title or author but I do remember it was set in historical western era. I believe the main females name started with an M and she ends up running into a man who becomes her escort to wherever she needs to go. While they are traveling they end up falling for each other. They make love on the ground, and forest and I believe she gets kidnapped and then saved by him of course...
At the end I think they are in the train and she is bathing and he ends up telling her he loves her.

I know she runs into him outside of a women's clothing store and he goes in and buys the clothing she was looking at. He is tall dark and handsome of course. I believe her hair could have been red also.

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851Tomike
Apr 18, 2016, 8:13pm Top

I need to find a book too. I do not remember much from this book, but I think what I know should be enough.
It's about a girl who worked in the royal palace. She was either a lady-in-waiting for a lady's maid. She went to work there because it was her mother's dream. The main character's mother had always wanted to become a lady-in-waiting but had to drop out when she got married super early and got pregnant. So she raised her daughter to become one. So this girl was in the palace, and the king and queen decided to throw a costume party/masquerade ball. When she was in her costume, she saw this very handsome man who was interested in her, so she went off with him and they had a one night stand.
The guy never got a chance to get her name, and he couldn't look for her because his duties as a spy for England prevented him from doing so. Also, his boss, who was gay and in love with him, wasn't really supportive about him getting involved with anyone because of the nature of his dangerous job. I'm not sure, but I think the guy had a title (Most spies were noblemen). So this girl discovers she's pregnant and starts looking for this guy. When she eventually finds him, some kind of confrontation happens. I can't remember what it was exactly, but I remember it was very funny. I think she gets drawn into his life as a spy, and her life is now in danger. And since the spy is in love with her, he's scared shitless for her safety. At the end of everything, she has to apologize to her other for not helping her fulfil the 'lady-in-waiting' dream that she had for her. She marries the spy and they live happily ever after with their child.
I really, really, need to remember the title of this book. I'd appreciate any help I can get.

852AmberMBG
Edited: Apr 19, 2016, 2:26pm Top

I have been racking my brain trying to remember the title or author of a series of books I read sometime in the early 2000's. The story line is a family of female witches who all have blonde curly hair, except one. It took place when blonde or powdered hair was in style and the one dark haired cousin would powder her hair so no one knew she had dark hair. I remember that the husbands had to agree to change traditional marriage vows, they dropped the word "obey" and added "equality".

853astarastar
Apr 20, 2016, 2:55am Top

Hi I'm new here and very glad I found this site! I am looking for a historical romance published in 1980s?. I have racked my brain for ages, but hope desperately that someone can remember the author and/or title. I think it is a Georgian romance.

Hero is the heir to dukedom, his parents fight but still love each other. During the much of the book they are separated for some reason. Father arranges his betrothal to Heroine (Lady Anne??) despite Hero's objections. Heroine doesn't want an arranged marriage, so runs away. She disguises herself. The hero hears that she has run away/gone missing and starts to look for her. Neither of them have met each other before. They run into each other in a heavy fog. He doesn't reveal himself to her as he thinks she is a gypsy???, but says he is a servant of the heir looking for Lady Anne. She is horrified (glad that fog hides her reaction) that the marquis and his servants are looking for her, so she also gives a false name to the Hero. They go on an adventure together, neither knowing who the other really is.

The Hero's father works out what is happening and eventually brings them together as their true selves. I remember him saying "That it was worse than a Drury Lane farce"or something similar.

The Duke and Duchess reconcile at the end of the book.

Thanks so much for your help! I really, really would like to read this again!

854SharonAqua
Apr 21, 2016, 4:46am Top

Hi, please I've been looking for this book for a couple of years now. It is a contemporary romance novel. I read it a long time ago but have no idea who wrote the book or what the characters name are. I originally got it as a free book on Kindle.

It's about a year rich heiress who persuades her male friend to become the star of a reality dating show in which she is somehow involve in (maybe produces?) By chance, she is forced to become a contestant on the show. I believe the guy already had a crush on her. She goes on to being in the final two with another woman who is nice and has a daughter but is still with her ex-boyfriend. The guy ends up choosing her and proposes to her and she accepts on autopilot because she believes she was his only choice since the other girls were useless. But the guy had actually fallen in love with her. But then I think that she gets kidnapped after they get off the show.

But then the novel has a HEA.
(It's possible that the girl might have been a redhead)

Any ideas or suggestions will be much appreciated. Thank you.

855starlightgenie
Apr 21, 2016, 4:19pm Top

854 SharonAqua
If you Google "Romance novel dating reality TV" you will find some goodreads lists that might be of interest.

856queend1757
Apr 28, 2016, 8:09pm Top

I am looking for a book I read this year. It is about a guy and his twin brother. The twin owns a bar and his brother introduced him to a girl maybe jess. He falls for her but he invites a guy cole to join them and then becomes conflicted of his feeling since he loves them both. In the end they have a wedding and she marries them both.
Any help is much appreciated

857anu040
May 4, 2016, 2:48pm Top

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i read this story around 6 years bak...i dont remember publisher or year or anything.. but it was a good story...
the all round summary is as this girl and guy was friends from childhood.. but when she overhears from their parents about making them get marrried she slowly withdrew from him.. then in their place a computer match making opens up.. when she first enters her profile she get matched with some other guy.. they go for double date and ends up the other 2 get hooked up... then the matchmaker changes keyword and computer matches them and they end up together...
can any 1 please help... i have been looking for this for quite awhile... now i am desperate...

858khandi2000
May 6, 2016, 9:59pm Top

hi new to the group! I am trying to find a book where the girls grandfather died and she's the heir, so her family tries to marry her off for the fortune. She runs away and ends up at a brothel. While there she catches the eye of a duke. She gets trained in the art of lovemaking so her family can leave her alone. It has 2 brothers in it that are boxers who protect her, one ends up fallingin love with her. Just can't think of the name.

859faloompa
May 28, 2016, 8:51am Top

Hello! I am trying to remember and find a book which I thought was by Adriana Trigiani but I don't think it actually is now. The details I remember are that one central character is a man who helps his close friend by sleeping with her so she has a baby, and the book describes the scene of the conception very clearly and the woman seems to know she is pregnant straightaway. The man might be gay but does this selfless act (!) because it's what his friend wants, and the book describes the future where they have an unconventional relationship as the baby's parents. I'm afraid I don't remember any more than that, but hope it jogs someone's memory enough! Thank you.

860domedtaco
May 30, 2016, 9:53am Top

I've been searching with no luck for a wile one this book serise ... I mostly rember the first book
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I read it maby 2-3 years ago? And I believe the serise was still popping up new Cus I never read the 3rd girls story
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Historical regency romance I think is its classification
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The 3 books are based around 3 friends who are all of r upper class
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First book the girl was a dress designer she somehow got one of the most well known dressmakers to use her designs and the lady's of the ton went nuts for it
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It started out with her at a ball waiting for the lady whering her newest dress to show up so she could watch everyone's reaction as she has always done because her dresses are the most desired dresses of the season
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I think she's a wallflower or just not noticed for some reason
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Something is wrong with her father I think
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She meets H at the ball wile waiting for e lady to show up in the dress
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May have been a scandal Cus she marries him and he still doesn't know about the dress designs being hers
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The second book was a girl who wanted to be on the stage and dose get up the nerve to be on stage
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Third I think was a author
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I may have only read first I can't rember but I do rember all 3 in a sitting room I think they were there own club of lady's doing things that were very not lady like in the time

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If anyone can help me find these books I've grately appreciate it keep searching around and just not finding it ^.^

861snoozyJ
May 31, 2016, 2:24pm Top

I'm hoping someone can help me with the title of a book. I read it in the early 1990's. I think the characters lived on a small island. They were descendants of witches, though some in the town were descendants of their servants and were still looked down on. I don't remember too much more. They had caldrons in their house. It must have been YA.

862heedragon
Jun 1, 2016, 2:53pm Top

Hi I hope someone can help me find this book. Its about a married couple. The heroine met the hero when the hero had just lost his first wife i think. They got married but the hero did not show what he felt for the heroine. The heroine had a hard time adjusting as a wife and a mother to the hero's children. Whenever there was some event the heroine would be left. When she had her birthday the herohad forgotten and the children did not even greet her but the hero remembered the next day and got her a gift. Only one of the children was close to her. After many years, the heroine decided to divorce the husband with the support of the hero's son who had always been close to her. The hero was shock and would not cooperate. That's all. I hope you can help me find this book. Thank you and God Bless.

863vlaverick
Jun 6, 2016, 10:24am Top

Hi all,

I hope someone will be able to help as this has been bugging me for a long time. I read a historical romance many years back I'm think probably early 2000's and I'm pretty sure it was an Amanda Quick but was probably published way befor I read it. It was two books in one but I really only want to know what the first book was called.

This is what I can remember the book being about. It's about a young bride married to an older main a lord I think who is desperately in love with him and visa versa. But they continue to get into fight because she continually gives her allowance away to help he family, I think her father is a gambler. I'm also pretty sure there is a plot twist where the husbands sister goes off to elope and the wife goes after her to stop her from making a terrible mistake, but the husband gets the wrong idea and think wife is running off and chases after her. It all ends happy ever after when they finally talk honestly with each other and realise there true feelings.

Would appreciate if anyone has a clue of the name of this book.

Thanks. V

864dannijay
Jun 6, 2016, 6:52pm Top

I was hoping someone can help be find a book. I don't remember the title or author. I believe it had multiple authors. It was a historical Christian romance type book. It consisted of three romance stories but the stories were linked by characters (family members friends).

The cover was purple it had a brunette or black haired lady in a gown on the front. I can't remember the color of the gown. It also had a ferry boat in the background I believe.

The first story was about a woman who was on a ferry boat on a river somewhere in the US. She was with a man she was trying to get away from. Something about gambling and poker. Somehow the ferry got into a accident (fire) I think. She ends up in the water and was saved by the male lead character. I believe he was a preacher or becomes a preacher. She ends up staying in a café boarding house type place to work and earn. Money. She ends up falling in love with the man that saved her and marries him. His name might be Jacob out Sam. Maybe not.

865AJM262
Jun 15, 2016, 12:17pm Top

Hi everyone! I'm looking for help finding a book. It's a contemporary romance. I'm pretty sure it was published within the last 5 years. It is about a women who returns to her hometown after being sent away as a pregnant teenager by religious parents. She is sent away on the same night that her high school boyfriend dies in a drunk driving accident. He was a popular high school athlete. She returns home after her father dies and her mother gives her the house. She's a hairdresser. I think her child, a son, is now elementary school age. The house is right across the street from the house of her son's father's family. His parents and brother don't know about the child. The brother now runs the family construction business. She runs into the brother and they have an instant connection. I think his name might have started with a D? She tells him about his nephew and he starts babysitting the kid while she works to get to know him. They end up falling in love. I believe this book was part of a series about the guy and his friends.

Sorry if it's kind of a disjointed summary. I was just trying to remember everything I could as I wrote. Thanks in advance for your help :)

866lucydarlin29
Jun 17, 2016, 10:48am Top

> 839. Just Curious by Jude Devereaux

867abigailvp
Jun 19, 2016, 1:09am Top

Okay guys I have 2 major challenges for you.
First up,
I read a book, honestly so so long ago, and I have been trying for the last 6 months to find it. I can't remember the author, title, or anything like that. I honestly feel like I dreamt reading it because NOONE has heard of it. All I remember is that I'm pretty sure it was a series with maybe 3 books? It was about an Italian girl from a big rowdy family, who falls in love with an American guy (I think he was from Texas? And I remember the grandparents arguing with each other and then falling in love or something. And I think a character sung/referenced the song 'that's Amore'. Honestly if you can find this book/series I will name my first child after you, that's how desperate I am to find it!!!!!!!!

Also.......
A book I read kind of recently, it was a series that I think is still being written, about kids who are actually important historical figures who have been kidnapped and sold to people from the future, and they all get taken to this camp thing, and they find out who they are, and they have to go back in history to save time, I think the main character was an English King? And one was from the early American times (think Pocahontas style) And I honestly can't remember what it's called but I really want to see if there has been any new books out. I think this would be classed as a YA book?

If someone can help me out with either (preferably both of course) I would be ETERNALLY GRATEFUL IM NOT EVEN KIDDING!!!!!
Thanks so so much :D

avp

868jaynirgund
Jun 20, 2016, 1:07am Top

hey,
I am new to this and I'm searching for this book for a while now. Its a contemporary romance. The heroine is house sitting for her best friend. I'm pretty sure it's in Texas. Oh! The first scene is how the hero sees the heroine walking while dragging a pink suitcase, she drops her doll / teddy bear and he calls out for her, chases her to return it. Her profession is something like doing a 3D hologram of architectural or construction blue prints. The hero's brother/best friend asks her help and the location they're interested in is sold to the competitor. The brother/best friend suspects the heroine of betrayal, yells at the heroine and chases her away. The hero finds her at the site.. (She wanted to make it into a village?) it's about to be demolished.. tearful reunion.. happily ever after..

That's all i remember. sorry if it's a bit vague..
Thank you very much in advance!!

869Rogue_Cat
Jun 29, 2016, 7:25pm Top

Hi, I hope someone can help me find this book for the love of my own life.

She read it some time ago and cannot remember a huge amount of detail but would love to find it again.

In the story there is a woman who married the man she was expected to marry by society. When in France she met a man she had a genuine connection with, a man not from her world, not from her society. They fell in love and she rented a PO Box so they could write to each other in secret.

Unfortunately that's all the details we can remember.

Any clues would be wonderful, thanks.

870nikem
Jun 30, 2016, 12:37am Top

Hi,
I was wondering if anyone knows of the following historical romance book. Read it as an ebook within the past four years. The only thing I remember clearly are the supporting characters (who sometimes have the POV). The h is friends with a married lady (a duchess?), and the married lady keeps trying to play matchmaker between the h and H. The lady's husband (a duke?) disapproves of the friendship between the h and his wife (the h is a bit of a hoyden, I think) and either doesn't give his wife the letters that her friend sends, or doesn't mail out the letters that his wife writes to her friend. The wife finds out and is not happy. I'm pretty sure the wife is pregnant. Also, there's a masquerade ball. Before it occurs, there's a scene where the wife is getting ready. She is going dressed as a cat, and has a "cat" collar that her husband gave to her as a gift for the costume (he had his first initial engraved on the jewelry). Sorry that I don't remember more. Any help that someone could provide would be great, this has been driving me crazy for a while.
Thanks!

871tteluwo
Jul 1, 2016, 7:56am Top

Hi! I'm hoping someone can help me with what little I remember about this African-American book, I read it sometime in 2012. In the book, the lady is dating a guy Derek/Derrick (perhaps I got the name wrong too) met a married man in a Supermarket. They had a moment when they each reached out for the same item on the shelf, but he gallantly let her have it as it was the last item on there.

She later meets him as her boyfriend's married best friend. After a little while they became friendly and towards the end of the book, became lovers.

I seem to remember a scene where her grandmother died and she was in a depressive state, they only person that was able to reach her was the Married lover.

There was also a scene where the married lover mistakenly dialed his wife(a Psychologist) in the middle of a lovemaking session, so the wife knew everything from that. Yet she wanted to stay married to him and said something along the lines of "you make me want to be her". I know, weird thing to remember, right?

Anyway, if this sounds familiar to anyone, I would greatly appreciate an author or title. Happy hunting! :)

872tteluwo
Jul 1, 2016, 7:56am Top

Hi! I'm hoping someone can help me with what little I remember about this African-American book, I read it sometime in 2012. In the book, the lady is dating a guy Derek/Derrick (perhaps I got the name wrong too) met a married man in a Supermarket. They had a moment when they each reached out for the same item on the shelf, but he gallantly let her have it as it was the last item on there.

She later meets him as her boyfriend's married best friend. After a little while they became friendly and towards the end of the book, became lovers.

I seem to remember a scene where her grandmother died and she was in a depressive state, they only person that was able to reach her was the Married lover.

There was also a scene where the married lover mistakenly dialed his wife(a Psychologist) in the middle of a lovemaking session, so the wife knew everything from that. Yet she wanted to stay married to him and said something along the lines of "you make me want to be her". I know, weird thing to remember, right?

Anyway, if this sounds familiar to anyone, I would greatly appreciate an author or title. Happy hunting! :)

873AmySlayz
Jul 3, 2016, 10:05am Top


Hi guys, I need some help.
I'm looking for a title of this awesome time travelling-ish book.
I'll list the parts I remember.

1. A girl visits her friend at this huge mansion that has this old timey theme
2. Her friend's maid or butler or gardener looks at her rather strangely like he somehow knows it
3. Her friend brought her to see the large garden at the back..
4. During the tour of the house, she noticed a crack on the wall and the parents explained that it happened during the war..( unsure which war)
5. At night she went down and was sort pulled towards the garden
6. A huge storm happened and she passed out? (not quite sure)
7. She was in the early 1900's when electricity wasn't quite big or not invented yet
8. Her digital watch is still working though
9. (yada yada yada..) in the end, back to the present when her friend went upstairs to the attic, she found a portrait of ancestor which happens to look like the her friend who went missing holding the digital watch..

Does anyone know the name of this book?
Thanks in advance! :

874Anita47
Jul 4, 2016, 4:58am Top

I'm looking for a book
the main character is an author, writes about something like four pillars of success,
after her fiance breaks up with her, latest book is cancelled
she travels to Italy
stays at a house her friend has rented from a famous man
community does things to get her to leave like not giving her hot water
they are looking for something on the property

875rareppart
Jul 4, 2016, 3:13pm Top

Riposting
Not sure if I am posting right but here it goes. I am looking for a book that i think was a zebra historical published in the 80s or 90s I also think it might of been some kind of texas series. But the story is she is taken captive by indians when she was very young i believe 12 or 13. The hero is sent to rescue her i think he is a lawman? Anyway he has to pretend to be her husband so the Indians will release her to him He takes her back to her family and she of course hero worships him and he thinks of her as a child. That is until he returns few years later and she is all grown up. He might of been a friend of her family.

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877Tina_Evans
Edited: Jul 7, 2016, 1:19am Top

874 Anita47: Breathing Room by Susan Elizabeth Phillips?

878Marie203
Jul 9, 2016, 8:08am Top

Hey, I am looking for a historical book set in England I read about five years ago ( live or take a couple of years). I'm pretty sure it is a book in a family series (like the Bridgertons or something). Anyway the hero inherited his title with a bunch of debt and has been working hard to make himself financially sound again. He finally works of all his debt and goes out drinking to celebrate. He comes home drunk and the heroine is waiting for him. She has noticed that he is not doing well financially (his sister and mother wear remade gowns and such) despite his efforts to hide that fact. She wants to get married (in the previous book in the series her sister, who may also be her twin, got married and now the heroine is lonely). She proposes to the hero so she can get married and he can have her large dowry (even though he no longer needs it but she doesn't know that). He accepts her proposal while drunk but not for her money but because he loves her. I don't really remember the rest of the book unfortunately. I do feel like the hero is name Lucien or something like that. Thanks for all the help you can offer!

879Marie203
Jul 9, 2016, 8:54pm Top

I've been doing lots of online research and I found the book (thanks allreaders.com). For anyone who is curious the book is On a Wicked Dawn by Steohanie Laurens.

880AmySlayz
Aug 5, 2016, 1:02pm Top

873 >> HI! Found the book finally! Yesterday's Passion by Cheryl Biggs

881Libertywmn214
Edited: Aug 5, 2016, 4:13pm Top

#214 AzulEyesSkier : Is it "When She Said I Do" by Celeste Bradley? Worthington series.

882sussiecherry
Aug 7, 2016, 6:18am Top

Hii everyone...new to the group .I've been searching for a book for many weeks now..I remember the plot but forgot the title and author..it's driving me crazy...here's what I remember
heroine was an athlete ,skiing may be, she loses her career due to an accident.she purchases a small bookshop with the help of her parents. She goes on a vacation to some island where her ex boyfriend and his new wife are also honeymooning..same day she is followed by the Hero in a car.. she is suspicious but returns to her hotel... where she meets her lookalike..
The other girl asks h to pose as her in front of the hotel where her ex..H is waiting for her ( stalking her?)while she the lookalike escapes from the back entrance.
h helps her ..but is kidnapped by H and taken hostage on an island. A dog is involved large breed.german shepherd may be...H's brother is prison due to other girl..peddling drugs or something like that...he wants her to write a confession to free his brother..h reveals her true identity..but he doesn't believe..keeps her in the house ..I think it's his friends house..the H is knocked down on boat during a storm one night, the h and the dog rescue him...after that she escapes...goes back t her town..I don't remember how but he traces her and they reunite...I don't even remember the locations...somewhere in Canada..am nt sure
I apologize for the long post , but gave all the details I can remember..I really want to read it again...pls help
It may be Harlequin romance 1980s or 1990s...

883tayminnn
Aug 9, 2016, 5:34am Top

Hello everyone! I joined this group to seek help in searching for a book as I can't remember the author nor title.

Its about something like this - A girl ran out of her house after her mother humiliated her in front of the man she likes. She struggled with her mum and gotten a dislocated right shoulder. After she ran out she got raped and sexually assaulted and was left left to die in a street, a man saved her and decided to train and provide for her. she did extensive surgery to repair the damage to her face but decided to keep a tattoo (i think it was a hummingbird tattoo) as a reminder of her past. she also changed her name. Years later, She currently works for the guy who saved her (i think it is as a secret agent) and while she was at work having dinner with a guy she was spying on, the guy she loved saw her at the restaurant and recognised her tattoo, thinking it was her but she denied it. They then worked together on a mission, pretending to be husband and wife, he later found out that this woman was in fact the young girl he knew years ago after she removed her contact lenses and he saw her real eye colour (grey).

This might not be the best description but its by far what I can remember and I hope someone can find this familiar and enlighten me with the title or author of the book! It will be greatly appreciated as I have been looking for days but google search has found nothing!!! Many thanks in advance!

884staceyrh
Edited: Aug 11, 2016, 9:14am Top

# 6 jules 1n0 I believe your book is Remembrance by Jude Deveraux.

885staceyrh
Aug 11, 2016, 10:32am Top

I have posted this previously, with no luck. I'm hoping someone can help.

I read this book back in the 1990s...it may be a Harlequin, but is definitely a category romance book.

It's about a single mother raising two young children. She's a widow because her military (not sure what branch) husband died in a mission. She starts seeing a new guy after a period of time who has slight scaring on his face. The kids LOVE him and that's how he convinces her to see him.

She makes neon signs for her job and has burned off her fingerprints from working with hot glass. I'm not sure what he does. But eventually he talk her into a date and afterwards she sleeps with him. She fell for him and was beginning to get over her dead husband. The next morning after she sleeps with him he's making her coffee or breakfast in bed when she sneaks up on him and he calls her by a nickname her husband had for her. She freaks out then he admits he's really her dead husband. He had plastic surgery to repair damage to his face done in his last mission. He was declared dead so he was given a new identity. He thought it would be better to start over with her as a new person.

Please help I've been looking for this book for over a year and no luck so far.

886staceyrh
Aug 11, 2016, 9:50pm Top

#308 liasaiid I think your books are Jude Deveraux's Velvet Series (Veltet Angel, Song, Highland Velvet and there's one more...maybe Velvet Promise.)

887tealadytoo
Edited: Aug 14, 2016, 3:43pm Top

>885 staceyrh:

I think your book is Whatever it Takes by Patricia Gardner Evans. It was a Silhouette. The blurb reads:

WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE
there's always a price to pay. So Sarah Harland discovered when her five-year-old twins introduced her to Matthew Weston. She'd thought he was a figment of their fertile imaginations, a fantasy father to substitute for the real one, who'd died.

But Matthew was no fantasy. He was every inch a living, breathing, loving man. He loved Sarah's children--and he loved Sarah. He loved her enough to lie to her, because he knew the truth would be devastating. And he was right. When Sarah found out his secret, it nearly destroyed her.

But her heart was stronger than Matthew knew, and the power of her love was enough to work miracles.

888staceyrh
Aug 15, 2016, 9:24am Top

Tealadytoo

I'm not sure if this is it but it definitely sounds like it!!!! I just ordered it off amazon and I'll get in September BC its being shipped from the UK. So I have a little wait. THANK YOU for your help. I know I never would have found it BC I was looking for a book published in the '90s not the '80s. I'm so excited about reading this book. Thank you again!!!

889tealadytoo
Aug 15, 2016, 1:49pm Top

>888 staceyrh: You're welcome! Hope you enjoy it.

890RachelClaireTrammel
Aug 16, 2016, 4:01pm Top

I read a book within the last year and it is a historical romance based in the Americas. In the beginning the girl is living in Tennessee and learns that her estranged father has passed away out west. In order to inherit the land he left her she has to live a year out west. She goes and falls in love with a man then leaves him to go somewhere and eventually returns and lives with her father's partners son, who is half indian half white. The man she is in love with returns for her near the end. I cannot think of the name or author of this book.

891SarahColeman
Aug 17, 2016, 7:46pm Top

My life was destroyed when my husband sent me packing, after 13 years we have been together. I was lost and helpless after trying so many ways to my husband back to me. One day at work, I was distracted, not knowing that my boss called me, so he sat and asked me what it was all about, I told him and he smiled and said it was no problem. I never understood what he meant by it was no problem getting back my husband, he said he used a spell to get back his wife when she left him for another man, and now they are together till date and initially I was shocked hearing something from my boss. He gave me an email address of the Prophet abuvia which helped him get his wife back, I never believed that this would work, but I had no choice coming into contact with the sayings that I get done, and he asked for my information and that my husband was able to propose to throw him the spell and I sent him the details, but after two days, my mother called me that my husband was pleading that he wants me back, I never believed, because it was just a dream and I had to rush off to my mother's place and to my greatest surprise, was kneeling my husband beg me for forgiveness that he wants me and the child back home, when I gave prophet abuvia a conversation regarding sudden change of my husband and he made clear to me that my husband will love me until the end of the world, that he will never leave for another woman. Now me and my husband is back together and started doing funny things he has not done before, he makes me happy and do what it is suppose to do as a man without nagging. Please if you need help of any kind need, please contact Abuvia Prophet for help. His email is prophet.abuvia@gmail.com his website is prophetabuviasolutiontemple.webs.com

892ladrane
Aug 20, 2016, 10:38pm Top

Need help to remember a book name!
Contemporary romance

What I remember is that it's about a guy that has a young kid, doesn't talk, throws fits at school. The child is moved to a new school and is placed in a lady's class where she begins to help the child. The dad and teacher fall in love, the teacher later loses her job at the school. I don't think it's a second chance romance, but I can't be sure!!!

Help!!!! I really want to read it again!

Thank you

893savannahw
Aug 20, 2016, 11:56pm Top

Does anone recall a book about two sisters, one is sort of slutty, and the other is trying to save their home. Well a guy comes along and a terrible storm has forced him to stay in the home where the older, prude sister falls for him. She also made two dresses. One for herself that is modest and one for her sister that is revealing. The slutty sister takes the wrong dress on purpose to try and steal the man leaving the prude with the revealing dress that drives the guy crazy. She ends up losing the house and becomes a carpenter building her dream house for some guy she never met. It turns out to be the guy and he gives her the house for making her lose the other one.

894NellySam5
Edited: Aug 26, 2016, 6:52pm Top

hi I am new to this thread. I have been trying to find the name and author of this novel for ages.

looking for BOOK TITLE & AUTHOR.
heroine model/actress has been planning the revenge for years. didn't realise she had stopped the wedding of the wrong twin.
hero and brother twin. i think their father was heroine's fathers friend. her dad told she could always go and ask him if for any help. parents had died and brother was in need of life saving medicine/surgery. she went to the friend's house asking for helped but was blackmailed by the evil brother for her body in return for money. he uses her and throws her out without the money. she loses her brother. she is either a model/actress now

895natasha20
Sep 2, 2016, 12:18am Top

Reposting

I'm looking for a book for some time now that is three or four years old, maybe published in 2013 or 2014, can't remember the name or author of the book.

It is a contemporary romance about an American woman who goes to Ireland or UK (may be Scotland) for work. She h works for an arrogant (I think some genius, self made) CEO who for some reason does not show her his face. I think hero's H name was Oliver or William, don't remember exactly. H makes her life not so easy at her work. She goes to H office room, never sees him, (lights are low or he turns his office chair away from her...something like that). She only hears his voice and never sees him and ends up hating him because of his behavior.

She meets a new man, falls for him not knowing that he is her actual boss (but H knows who she is). H pursues an affair with h while appearing as a nice person. As her boss H remains a hateful, controlling person towards her.

She finally finds out at her office function that her boss and lover are same person. H explains why she never found out about him. The story then progresses with them spending time together (at his home), falling in love again, and h learning things about H (about his childhood etc).

The story ends as h reads a letter for H and H tells h to go back to US and found herself and then they would meet again (something like that). Sorry if my gibberish is not making sense but thanks for reading.

If anyone can help me finding this book, I'll appreciate it. Thanks

896redneckdebutante
Sep 3, 2016, 10:05pm Top

I'm looking for a book I read in the late 90s or early 2000s. I can't remember the names but I remember the story very well. A very beautiful young girl lives on a country estate. The old lord loves her like a daughter and wants to protect her so he gets his handsome young relative (nehpew or grandson maybe) to marry her. He is fascinated by her after their wedding night. They leave after the wedding but their carriage is ambushed by rebels (Irish, I think). She is kidnapped, raped and beaten by the rebel, especially after she gives birth to a child that is her husband's and not her captor's. She finally escapes, only to discover that her husband wasn't injured and he didn't even come looking for her because he thought it was a setup. He just carried on with his mistress. He doesnt even look at her child, assuming it was her Irish lover's child.

Memorable things: Every time they sleep together she ends up pregnant. His mistress is having an incestuous relationship with her brother. The girl turns out to be the long-lost daughter of a lady who I think was named Amaryllis.

It's driving me nuts that I can't find the name of this book.

897cristinelee
Edited: Sep 5, 2016, 9:16pm Top

Hi! I'm new here :)

soo...
i am looking for this book about and 18yrold girl who's having an affair with her best friend's dad(i tried searching for it thru google but...*sighs*)
i remember that the man is either divorced/unmarried/widower, so it's not like they're cheating on anyone...
(i think he's divorced because i kinda remember him being pissed when his ex-wife visits their daughter, but i'm not entirely sure)
the girl is also poor, i think, or abused/neglected by her parents and at the end of the book the girl and her siblings are living with the man...
probably published between 2012-2015
oh, and the best friend is bitchy? or something like that...
but it's not TAINTED BLACK, i checked. LOL...it has HEA...

this is currently hindering my life...BWAHAHAHAHAH!!!
SO PLEASE, ANYONE, HELP MEEEE....:(

thank youuu!!!

898alane113
Sep 5, 2016, 7:03am Top

Looking for a really vintage Mills and Boon book I read in the late 70s or early 80s. Heroine was abused by her husband who is now dead, but her husband's brother or stepbrother or half-brother hates her because they had a strong attraction to each other when heroine was still married. She kept her husband's abusiveness a secret from the hero, but one night when heroine got caught in a blizzard, the hero rescues her and while she was delirious, hero finds out what heroine's life was really like married to the abusive husband. I forgot the author but would like to read it again.

899sierebel
Sep 7, 2016, 3:37am Top

In the previous name that book thread from 2013 there was a post from someone looking for the exact book I am looking for. As far as I can tell no one has figured it out either...but I thought I'd post it again in case someone new sees it and remembers the book. It was number 372 in the previous name that book thread.

" The next one is also a regency romance. It had a goth feel to it. The male character was scarred from war. And came from war with his hand deformed and I believe his face scarred. He wore a glove and stayed in the dark alot. His brother that was heir to some title went missing and orphaned two little girls (pre-teens) that were afraid of their uncle. The female lead came to be the governess of the two girls, but I believe she was apart of the gentry too. I remember her helping him to use his hand again, and his big brother did show up in the end again. I believe his story was next."

I have also been looking for this book for years now... anyone have any ideas?

900cristinelee
Edited: Sep 7, 2016, 7:01am Top

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901cristinelee
Sep 8, 2016, 12:45am Top

>791 bianka18: bianka18: have you found the book/s? was it historical or contemporary?

902cristinelee
Sep 8, 2016, 12:47am Top

>862 heedragon: hi! is this a harlequin, historical, or contemporary? you got me intrigued by the description :)

903Didow
Sep 8, 2016, 7:00am Top

Hello everyone! I read a book back in 2007-2009, don't remember the exact year. It was a mills and boon medical romance, between two doctors who had been friends for fifteen years. The guy makes it sound like he is getting engaged and the girl becomes more aware of him. She goes over to his house one day and they have a one night stand, following which she gets pregnant. He becomes aware of it, and they end up getting married. Turns out they were both in love with each other,but always tried to fight it.. I desperatelyyy want to read this book again, but cannot seem to find it.. :(
The guy's name was probably george. I am not sure. please help me.

904cristinelee
Sep 8, 2016, 7:08am Top

>897 cristinelee: FOUND IT! hah! I answered my own question after almost a week of nonstop looking...XDD
and now I don't know if I should read it, LOL.
anyway the book is TRYST by Jordan Silver, and i found it by...*drumrolls*...changing "best friend's father" to "daughter's best friend" as a keyword...
so, i don't know, maybe it could help someone, change things up a bit when searching for a forgotten book? :)
but i'm still trying to find some of the books posted here that i think are interesting!! :))

905cristinelee
Sep 9, 2016, 10:33am Top

>899 sierebel: could it be "After the Kiss" by Joan Johnston?

906ZiaNemesis
Sep 10, 2016, 9:40am Top

Hi, reposting,

Looking for this book title:

The story was about a 15 year old, poor girl with an extremely abusive father and so naive that she still thought babies came out of the sky. The setting is contemporary. The girl and her father lived in a house that was owned by the hero's family (ultra handsome,ultra rich, really spoiled guy). So the hero was 25 at that time.
The h is off to take her bath in a lake that is near her house. This is where the hero sees her. Their interlude begins etc...
I really,really nice story with a beautiful twist BUT...

907Sarah.White
Sep 12, 2016, 8:57pm Top

Hey everyone! I can't find a book that I read back in the late 90's or early 2000s. It's historical fiction, young adult, and maybe had "Rose" in the title. It takes place during the War of the Roses and is about a young woman who is an illegitimate daughter of Edward IV, I believe. She witnesses the death of a princess on a ship and as a result is hidden away, only given a necklace to wear as some sort of proof or memory of her lineage. I can't remember anything more, only that it starts when she's very young and ends with her grown up and falling in love with a knight.

908NireBook
Edited: Sep 13, 2016, 1:23pm Top

1044AM:Telescopes and Masked Vigilantes - Looking for an older historical romance (10+ years old) It takes place in the 1800s in England. The female lead is named Samantha (I think) and she is interested in Science/Astronomy. The male lead is a duke or earl and he also likes astronomy and has a telescope made by Hubble. The male lead is also a masked vigilante by night (though I cannot remember why - might be something political going on) - at one point early in the book he abducts the female, but lets her go unharmed. He comes to a ball to check on her after she is returned (she becomes quite popular after her abduction). She wears glasses, and thinks the attention she is getting is silly. They hook up in a lake at one point.

1221AM: Found it!!!!! The Bride Thief by Jaqueline D'Alessandro. OMG - check out http://www.eyeonromance.com I could search by the characters names!!!!!!

909kaiqueen
Sep 13, 2016, 9:49pm Top

This is a total shot in the dark, but years ago I started reading a book about a young woman who arrives at a castle (?) which is presided over by some noble woman or another. She meets a knight in the courtyard who is training the horses (who turns out to be the noble woman's son, although she doesn't know that yet). They banter, and she calls him "Sir Muck and Mire", since he won't reveal his name and is covered in mud, and she in turn is dubbed "Lady Windswept". That is all that I remember of the book, as I lent it to my mother, and then she returned it to the library. I've been trying to find this book ever since, to no avail. I was wondering if perhaps anyone else knows which book this is. Thank you in advance for any suggestions you might have.

910cristinelee
Sep 15, 2016, 5:48am Top

>908 NireBook: i tried using that site, i just wish the names are in alphabetical order, too :(

911rosem89
Sep 17, 2016, 11:52pm Top

Hi! New here, but so happy for this thread. I have a book I e been looking for for years, and can't remember the title/author. It's been about ten years ago that I read it,and I don't actually have clue when it was published, as I read it at my cousins house, and it was not new then. Anyways, here are the main details I remember.

It's part of a trilogy, either the first or second book - I think the first. I'd say it's likely classed under Christian historical fiction, and the main premise is a forced marriage.

The girl is walking down the aisle on her wedding day, when it is interrupted by a ruffian rancher who breaks up the wedding with her intended groom, and forces her to marry a poor rancher who was walking by at the moment, or something - it was a rancher the ruffian didn't like - and then as soon as they were married, the ruffian shot at their horses until they were out of town. One of the bullets grazed her new husband, and he needed up sick in bed with infection for quite a while. She nursed him back to health, they lived in a dugout, she tried to get out of the marriage, but her family wouldn't let her... Eventually I believe she settled the grudge between her husband and the man who forced them to get married. I can't remember. Anyways, those are the main details.

The other two books are set in the same town, although about different girls, and I do not remember the plot of either one of them.

Thanks so much for any help!

912merime
Edited: Sep 20, 2016, 11:12am Top

Looking for a mills and boon romance book. The hero is called nic, and Italian, he's vety rich. They got married, I think Can't remember the woman's name. I think at the end she fainted cause she thought he was involved in a plane crash.
2. The second is also same genre, the female is a DJ on the owners boat, which she doesn't know, that the boat is his. The boat sank and he was able to save her. They were shipwrecked on the island. His name is Constantine. Later rescued and taken to land.
3. They're stepbrother n sister, she finds out he paid her fees through sch and decides to work for him as his housekeeper to repay him
Can't remember the title or authors, but read long ago in the 90s.. Mills and boon

913Tsuki_hana
Sep 25, 2016, 10:44pm Top

Sounds like A castle of dreams by Judith McNaught. I'm not entirely sure because the H is supposedly wealthy or well off. Hope it helps.

914bet16
Oct 1, 2016, 11:56am Top

Hi all,
I am looking for a book where the hero is bringing up his daughter alone. The heroine's family had separated the two and the heroine was told that she had lost the baby and she goes into depression (or is drugged by evil family), she finally finds out and comes looking for her child and the hero thinks she had abandoned her child.

The second one is where the hero sees a picture of the heroine in a magazine or a billboard modelling maternity clothes. It is a typical romance with the heroine disappearing after finding out she is pregnant.

I think both are from the 90s.
I have been searching for the books for two years now with no luck, Please help.

915whoevenknows
Oct 4, 2016, 10:23pm Top

Hi so I'm looking for a super random book that I'm pretty sure is so obscure I won't be surprised if no one has heard of I but yeah.. so it's not a Christian book in the literal sense but the main characters had a faith. It was about a lady whose husband had died and so she decided to use her savings to open up a bed and breakfast. Her daughter is really unhappy about this and thinks it's a waste of money. At the site of her b&b she meets a guy (he may have been the contractor.. or is grandparents owned the house??). Anyways the guy has also lost his wife and they fall in love. Other random facts the book starts with her taking photos of the place. The guy gives the main character a spinning wheel.
And I think it may have been called something like the country inn or something... but yeah any help would be appreciated.

916Zowie.Arthur
Edited: Oct 7, 2016, 12:38am Top

I'm looking for a book where the hero is insane. I think it's because he was imprisoned or something. His brother who is a duke decides to hire someone to help teach his brother howas to act in public. Also the hero hates to be touched. And I think he can't talk. The first time they meet she is playing on the piano and I think he scares her by screaming or something. If this sounds familiar please name the title bc this is driving me crazy

917cristinelee
Oct 9, 2016, 10:06am Top

>862 heedragon: hi! i think i found it, is it LEARNING TO FORGIVE by Sam Crescent?

918Halfpintel
Edited: Oct 9, 2016, 6:19pm Top

Hi everyone. So, I'm looking for a modern romance. Set in a US city. I cannot remember the title or author's name though or the full plot just snippets.

The hero and heroine met at a wedding, she didn't know he was really rich (I remember a black snazzy car). She also had a couple of friends - one guy and another girl. They used to hang out at one bar a lot. Anyway, heroine stayed with hero awhile then I remember at some point she had to stay with a cousin. Anyway Hero and heroine were planning to wed but he kinda had an accident which led to amnesia and he forgot her. Can't remember any other details except that she started a wedding planning business or so and one incident about stocking up the fridge at a beach house.

Please help! Going crazy here.

919Tsuki_hana
Oct 9, 2016, 8:19pm Top

A kingdom of dreams by Judith McNaught. Sounds similar to that one.

920aj2690
Edited: Oct 12, 2016, 2:49pm Top

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921DebbieWL
Oct 15, 2016, 3:56am Top

Hi!
Another new member here; looking for a book I read several years ago ;-) I think I read it around 1997/98, however it was translated to danish, so it might have been a bit older than that.
It was a Harlequin book and the cover art was quite typical: Man and woman in bed on saphire blue sheets, scantily covered of course.
As far as I remember the heroine was british and working as a nanny/au pair for a (not very nice) married couple with two children. She and the family make contact with a (somewhat reclusive) writer who becomes infatuated with the heroine. However another woman already has plans to seduce/marry the writer and that woman is the heroines estranged mother, who wants that fact to remain a secret. The nanny and the writer come together, but the mother throws a hissy fit and reveals the truth, making the writer reject the nanny (I don't remember why he gets angry about it). She goes home, but of course the hero comes to his senses and goes after her.
I would greatly appreciate any help finding out author or title.
Thanks!

-Debbie

922blondey1019
Edited: Oct 24, 2016, 9:51am Top

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923arira434
Oct 27, 2016, 9:25am Top

Hi everyone... Hope you don't mind a repost but I'm still looking for a book I read years ago. Any help is truly appreciated!

When I read it: late 1990's - 2009

Time setting: Contemporary
Book type: Category romance
Theme: Opposites attract

Hero: adventurous, outgoing firefighter (who at the heart of it is self absorbed and immature)

Heroine: shy, timid waitress at a diner who is also studying to be an accountant

What I remember of the plot:

1. Heroine works at a diner where all the local firefighters come in to eat. She thinks hero is handsome but out of her league. Hero flirts and thinks she's sweet but there's no big "pow" she's hot feeling.

2. On her way home from work her car breaks down and hero comes along to help her. (She has a leftover pot of coffee in her car from the diner that she was going to reheat in the morning - I have no why I remember that detail)

3. He helps her out and follows her home. He asks her out. Despite thinking he's just being nice she accepts.

4. Friends and workmates find out that they're going to go out - everyone is really a. Surprised and b. Sure that it's a bad idea. It makes him more stubborn and her insulted in a timid way.

After that the details get more blurry so the following events may not be in the right order or I may have some details wrong.

- they go to a ball game and then to a get together with the other firefighters. Hero's determined to "fix" her timidness including pushing her boundaries when she scared of a dog. Another firefighter doesn't like what he's doing and tells him to ease off.

- I don't think he intended to follow up with a second date but either does because when he's asked by a firefighter at the diner if it's okay if the other firefighter he goes all "wait you mean someone else is interested in her!!"

- they start dating. He throws a tantrum when she refuses to postpone her studies to hang out with him.

- He continues to try to push her out of her comfort zone with activities. I think he takes her mountain bike riding and she gets injured.

The big conflict:

- he's out quad biking with fellow firefighters and one gets injured possibly paralysed.

- he goes on a big guilt trip and pushes her away.

- she has to go up to a cabin to tell him to grow the hell up and get over himself.

And they lived happily ever after.

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Any help you can give would be really appreciated. I pretty much can remember every book I've read so for me to forget this one is driving me nuts!

924Tsuki_hana
Oct 27, 2016, 1:32pm Top

This is a repost. Hoping to get some help with finding this book.

thanks for helping me

OK lately this book has been floating around my mind again. Its a historical romance book. The h is being forced to marry again a year I think after her husband Charles dies. The H is handsome and they've never met except I through letters I think. The h is the illegitimate child of the king of England. She knows this and her mother was the Queen's lady in waiting once. The king seems to have loved her very much but never seen his daughter. The heroin's dead husband Charles was a quiet scholarly type and their love life reflected that although the h had no complaints. The hero is called William but I'm not sure. He arrives late to their wedding and quote "near danced her into the ground" end quote. As she lay waiting in bed for him, resenting him as well. While making love to her he threatens to make her love him because he knows she holds no feelings for him. But he's not in love with her himself yet.

h harbours an old abbess from a church that is too elderly to do much and lives alone on her lands secretly. She also has a half brother whom is a Catholic priest and very devout to almost madness, he name might be Damien not sure. The h also let's him live there secretly because the king is supposedly getting rid of Catholic priests and those that served the church. The king divorced his other wife I think and the church forbids divorce.

The h slowly falls in love with her new husband as she finds him to be more excepting then she thought. He wants to add to and fortify their home with glass windows and more rugs to make it warmer inside for her and the servants. But he must have the kings permission first. They're summoned to court and attend parties in London while meeting fellow ton members. She's nervous and afraid because at court things are different and dangerous with whispers of madness surrounding the king. The Queen I think her name was Elizabeth or Susan and she has cuckold the king. She flirts opens when he's not around even with the H while the h is on his arm but she acts properly when the king comes around.

I remember the king coming to visit and the heroin's brother threatened to kill the king but they try to stop him. While preparing to flee if they failed. They save the king and he rewards the H with permission to fortify his castle how ever much he likes. The king knows who h is to him and he admits only to her that he is her father. He asks where her mother is buried so he may pay his respects, he looks saddened for a moment. She leaves him as he watches the happy couple walk off, he wonders if he would ever find a love like that for himself knowing he was cuckold again. The King's name is Henry, not sure but it popped into my head when I started remembering more about this book.

Please help me find this book.

Tsuki

925mamayuva
Edited: Nov 1, 2016, 3:19am Top

@ 697 SmallWonder: the first book in your list feels like To tame a Vixen by Anne Hampson

926jmkeck
Edited: Nov 6, 2016, 8:45am Top

Hey everybody! I'm hoping someone can help me remember the title to this book I want to re-read. I'm really fuzzy on the details but hopefully with what i do remember someone can point me in the right direction.

It was a Harlequin novel, probably came out in the early or mid 2000's not sure when exactly. The heroine I think is some kind of teacher, she comes back home to Texas where she ends up on the ranch of a broody cowboy who has a bad scar on his face from being gored. Other tidbits that I remember but not sure how they fit in, A streetcar named Desire was mentioned, not sure if they were going to the play or talking about her friend being in that play. The heroine is also seriously injured with a stab wound to the stomach or something like that towards the end of the book. Hopefully I've provided enough details that someone might be able to help me. This is driving me crazy.

UPDATE: As if by some miracle I remembered part of the title and found the book. It's called The Wedding in White by Diana Palmer

927lateshaj
Nov 5, 2016, 3: