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Name That Book

Edited: Nov 18, 2006, 8:42pm

Do y'all ever have trouble remembering the title and author of a book and it just makes you crazy? It happens to me a lot. I thought maybe it happens to some of you, too, so I opened a thread for it.

There are 2 connected books I want to read again, but I can't remember their titles or author. One was about a woman who ran an inn in a former bordello, who impulsively married a man 10 years before who comes back to their hometown and doesn't know they're still married...the sequel is about a wealthy man's daughter who was kidnapped and a widower whose wife was also kidnapped and murdered. The father forces him to marry her...I remember a robotic dog in the story, too. Does anyone know the names of the author or the books? THANKS!


Nov 21, 2006, 12:28am

The first one sounds familiar, but I don't know. Do you remember what the genre/time period was? The robotic dog thing threw me off a little.

Nov 21, 2006, 7:14pm

They were contemporary. The dog was a security program in action. The hero was a security/computer expert. I remember his first name. It was Bram.

Thanks for your help!


Nov 25, 2006, 9:54pm

I must have missed this thread.
But, I win, I win! :) It's Then Comes Marriageby Christie Ridgway! Do I get a prize? (kidding) The first one was First Comes Love. CC, Have fun re-reading!

Nov 26, 2006, 2:55am

OH Jeeez, I read the books myself and absolutely didn't think of them.


Nov 26, 2006, 10:56am

Thank you so much, RL! I can stop making myself crazy now.


Dec 8, 2006, 9:39am

It's a Harlequin Presents from back in the late 70's or early 80's. She is an actress with a bad temper who gets thrown off a set and has nowhere to go. He owns a place in Texas? Oklahoma? and feels sorry for her so gives her a job helping on the ranch. She takes too long getting ready in the mornings so he asks what all her bottles and cosmetics are for then throws away everything but the basics. She throws a complete fit. She goes from being a total b*t*h to being a rather nice person.

It's been decades since I've read a Harlequin, but I'd love to find this one.

Edited: Dec 8, 2006, 12:41pm

I've read many HP's, but that one doesn't sound familiar sorry, Morphidae.

I'm also looking for a Harlequin Presents circa '89-93. It's about a secretary (forgot her name) and her new boss who is the milionaire that takes over her company. I think his name is either Luke or Jake Fosythe. Her parents are dead so she raised her younger brother Stevie. Stevie is out of control and gets arrested for stealing a car. Fosythe suddenly shows up at the courthouse and convinces the judge to release Stevie under his care. The judge agrees and Fosythe takes the secretary and Stevie to his house. Then he takes the secty to dinner and takes her out to the dance floor so that the paparazzi take pictures of them dancing. Fosythe then makes a deal with her, and she has to pretend to be his fiance/mistress, to get rid of all the women who are always chasing him, including a "b*t*h" actress called Dulcie. The secretary overhears dulcie in a high-end boutique talking smack, and she leaves Fosythe. Meanwhile, stevie is working on the secty's car but he wasn't finished with the brakes, and she takes it, and gets into a car accident.
Sound familiar anyone? :D


Dec 8, 2006, 3:01pm

HI Suge,

sorry I checked my books between '89-95. I remember at least a similar storyline but am not quite sure.

So if I have read it, it must have been from the library. They just had HP's in the newer '90 design without the fine golden Line at the top. So my guess would be something between no. 1481-1617.

The setting in the book I read was England, is that correct?

BTW do you really spell it FOSYTHE, without an R?


Dec 8, 2006, 3:31pm

Suge, I have googled and googled, and can't find the book you're talking about...doesn't help that there is a romance author named Fosythe, either!


Dec 8, 2006, 4:03pm

I know! this is so frustrating... I've googled and did everything I could think of CC and came up blank.

The book was set in Britain, those are always my favorite, because its like traveling for cheap. Julia, girlfriend, I am sooo confused! Fosythe might just have an R in it!


Jan 14, 2007, 1:58pm

Finding old books is hard work, especially with a monthly series like Harlequin. Have you seen the site ? I don't know the details of the site (which does involve a monetary transaction), but at least you can get the titles and release dates/years that they came out. If you can't find anything else, maybe one of those titles might ring a bell...?

And good luck!

Feb 6, 2007, 10:21am

Okay, I have a "Name that Book" for you all. Something about the hero saving the heroine and her newborn baby who are stranded in the snow? It's one I swear I came across in this forum and thought I had read it before, but decided I'd go back to it and check later, only now I can't find it. I would say I read the description of it either in this forum, or in something linked from this forum.

Feb 6, 2007, 10:27am

It was a short story written by Linda Howard called Bluebird Winter.

Feb 6, 2007, 10:40am

Thanks, bookbeat! That's it, and now I see that another book I was thinking of was Sarah's Child, which is slightly connected to Bluebird Winter.

Feb 6, 2007, 10:45am

Glad I was able to help, & you're right, it is connected with Sarah's Child.

Feb 6, 2007, 11:46am

It is? I didn't know that! Sarah's Child is one of my favorites. I'm going to have to go look for Bluebird Winter now! Thanks!


Feb 6, 2007, 12:04pm

Apparently Almost Forever is slightly connected too, although I'm not sure how. The hero in Bluebird appears younger in Sarah's Child though (according to an Amazon review).

Feb 6, 2007, 12:14pm

Is it the young neighbor who lived next door with his Mom and helped Sarah in the store? I can't remember his name, Derek maybe?


Feb 6, 2007, 12:21pm

Yes, Derek is the one.

Feb 21, 2007, 11:12pm

I am looking for a book I read before 1996. I don't know the title or author.

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.

I have posted about this book on several sites and am pretty sure this is NOT a Jane Feather book. I have read all the possible ones.

I would love to find this book. I have been looking for more than 3 years now! Any help would be great!

Feb 22, 2007, 2:18am

Hi winnie, welcome to the group!

Book that match at least partly, which come to my mind are:

A loving scoundrel by Johanna Lindsey and
Lady Rogue by Suzanne Enoch


Feb 22, 2007, 9:30am

Thanks Julia, but I don't think either of these are it by the descriptions.


Feb 22, 2007, 12:25pm

Could it be Captain Jack's Woman by Stephanie Laurens?


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Feb 24, 2007, 10:57pm

I looked at the description and I don't think that it is the book I am looking for. Looks like it is along the same lines though. I'll get it and read it just to be sure.

Any more ideas? ... Please? ;)

Feb 25, 2007, 11:29am

Winnie, can you remember anything else about the book? Anything at all?


Feb 25, 2007, 1:11pm

Yeah I read Captain Jack's Woman not too long ago and that doesn't sound like a match. Winnie: wish I could help ya, but I don't know the book you're looking for. It sounds like a good read, though, so I'll be watching this thread to see what you find out. Good luck!

Feb 26, 2007, 4:41pm

Let's see... I read it when I was a teen so it was from sometime before about 1996. The robbery starts from like the the first page. She was young 17-18 and virginal. He was maybe 32-ish. Set in the regency era I believe. Sorry I don't remember anything else right now.


Mar 4, 2007, 9:59pm

So I watched that show "Robin Hood" on BBC last night and it reminded me of a book I read back in college. Maybe someone here will remember this one:

I read it in college, so it would have been published pre-1997 or so. It's a historical romance set in the crusades time period in England. There are several secondary characters that end up being robin hood/friar tuck/allan a dale, etc. The heroine has a brother (I think maybe he's the one who ends up becoming friar tuck). The hero (who is a knight of some sort) and the heroine travel across country with her brother and some other people as a group. They're going to save some girl I think maybe, who turns out to be blind (?) and they end up running into robin hood along the way, although robin hood is not the focal point of the story. I do remember that there's a bar brawl scene at one point.

Sorry so vague, but it's been a long time since I read it. I remember really liking it though and I'd like to re-read it and maybe see if the author has written anything else.

Apr 23, 2007, 11:49pm

message #7 Your book might have been Janet Dailey's Land Of Enchantment. I dont remember if the woman was an actress. But she was a beautiful woman who got stranded and a rancher gave her a job.

Apr 28, 2007, 11:05am

I "borrowed" a book trilogy from my Grandpa (who loved to read romance novels! He can't see well enough now) about 15 years ago that took place in the American colonies and some islands in the Gulf of Mexico that were used by pirates. There was a hurricane in one where the heroine lost her memory and was rescued by a Spanish galleon and was on the verge of marrying a Spanish noble when her memory came back and her pirate husband rescued her before they both were executed.
She was courted by at least one other pirate, maybe Jean LaFitte?, but always went back to her husband. I think in the 3rd book they retired and settled down on his estate in the Carolinas or Virginia under his real name.
Classic bodice-rippers all three, but I thought they were wonderful at the time and reread them at least once, maybe twice.

Apr 30, 2007, 8:08pm

I remembered the author!!! Woo-hooo!! Valerie Sherwood
I was slicing up potatoes for beef stew and it just popped into my head!
The books were Nightsong, Windsong, and Lovesong. Not necessarily in that order.

May 3, 2007, 5:19pm

This is an add on to my message #31. I still think it was one of Janet Dailey's State books, but it might have been the one about Utah. Land Of Enchantment was set in New Mexico

May 3, 2007, 9:47pm

Check out this page, which lists books that touch on the Robin Hood legend and characters. Many of those listed are romances.

Hope you find it.

May 7, 2007, 1:10pm

I have posted this message in several threads, so bear with me if I seem tedious, but I'm desperate, Does anyone recognize this story:

I need help finding this book that I read in 1998/9.
The hero: Maximillian and the heroine: Elyse/(Elysa). The story opens on Elyse overseeing the wedding preparation of her cousin (female). During the ceremony she slips away to the bridal chambers to make sure every thing is everything where she is kidnapped by Max and his cronies. Max, a nobleman, has been stripped of his title/inheritance by the king (I think he was accused of treason) so he comes to spirit away the cousin---the love of his life--before she consumates her marriage to this other nobleman who isn't accused of treason--and mistakenly gets Elyse/Elysa instead. The mistake isn't discovered until they are overseas (some German country) holed up in some dilapidated castle with little funds and no means of returning to England until the seas are "un-frozen"
The story is taking place during one of those Crusade wars, 'cause Elyse/Elsya's father is at the war--hence her reason for being at her cousin and the cousin's husband was to be going off to war the morning after the ceremony.

Any suggestions to the title and author would be really appreciated, I am longing to re-read this story. Thanx.

May 7, 2007, 2:08pm

Dainty, that sounds an awful lot like Jude Devereaux's Velvet Angel. The hero's name was Miles, though, and the heroine's was Elizabeth. He kidnapped her (by mistake) in a rolled up carpet.


May 7, 2007, 4:18pm

Dainty - That's So Worthy My Love by Kathleen Woodiwiss! I read it not too long ago. They end up in the north wintering over in a castle and getting involved with some bad guys from the hansiatic league. I was thinking it was set in the Elizabethan era, though. It's one of Woodiwiss' best, in my opinion.

May 7, 2007, 5:15pm

Katy, I went to look at the synopsis for SWML and realized I've read it, too. Wasn't the heroine in that one also rolled up in a carpet?


Edited: Jul 3, 2007, 6:13pm

I researched So Worthy My Love and by the reviews I am 99% that it is my book. Thanks a million, katybear.

Carolina, I also ordered Velvet Angel cause Devereaux owes me for the travesty that was The Conquest. You guys are the best.

May 7, 2007, 5:38pm

Yeah, both The Taming and The Conquest were TERRIBLE.

But Knight in Shining Armor is awesome!

May 7, 2007, 9:36pm

Dainty - Glad to help! I'm not nearly as well-read romance-wise as most of the people here, so I confess I was absurdly excited when I recognized the book! :D

CC - Yes, I believe she was indeed rolled up in a carpet. Don't you just love those tried n true plot devices?

May 9, 2007, 5:23pm

I got three books that I need help finding (one is driving me "bonkers" 'cause I didn't like it the first time around, but message #21 sounds like it and I thought I knew the name, and the more I try to remember ahh...)

1ST: The title of the book is JEWEL. I don't remember the author. It's a "My Fair Lady" sort of plot, with the heroine: Julia/Jewel rising from the bowels of the poor to the high living of the aristocracy and her hero (Sebastian) being her "I've got time on my hands to turn a tramp into a lady" guide. He's a utter bastard, but considering that his little daughter screams evertime he comes near her that would make anyone mad at the world. Julia/Jewel married his dying brother as the brother's way of doing one good deed before his death.

2ND: This book I never read except for the excerpt on the back cover: Its set in the times of the American Revolution, the hero is pro-England and the hero pro-America. They met on a ship, the hero having a hard time comforting his travel-worn daughter, and the heroine (who happen to be a spy for her side) is carrying some priceless porcelain doll which she kindly lends the child. Somehow losses sight of them in the crowd and has to track down the guy, the child and the doll, because the doll has a secret compartment with vital info need by her side. I think the guy was also a spy for his side too. She did find them and had to pose as a nanny for hire so that she can steal the doll back before its secrets are discovered.

3RD: This one is really bugging me: It starts with a prologue of a dying duchess giving birth (to a girl, the heroine). The Duke is dead and his brother plots to do away with the new born heiress and assume the title. The dying duchess is aware of the plot and after the delivery of her daughter she details the plot in a letter which she places in the spine of her bible and (on her the last of her dying strength) she takes the newborn, warms the family seal and brands the child on her "butt". Child escape death as the henceman (kind of a Finnegan character) the villain used decided to raise the child as his own so one day he can claim the title thru the child. She's raised as a pickpocket and on her first time out she gets caught by the hero who likens her appearance to one of their ilk.

May 11, 2007, 5:44pm

Hi Everyone! Actually found the title (right one, silly me) and the author of book 1. It's called Loving Julia by Karen Robards which was suggested to me on talk forum at
I still need help with #2 and #3 tho'.

May 11, 2007, 8:31pm


I HATED A Knight in Shining Armor, I really didn't like the ending and I've never been able to read anything more by Jude Devereaux ever since. I usually like time travel stories too.

It appears to be a book that generates a lot of divided opinion. A lot of people really like it, but an equal number seem to hate it.


May 11, 2007, 10:17pm

I'm looking for two books:

1) is a gothic romance, and I only remember a few details. First, it was by an author I wasn't familiar with, and had a black cover with no people on it. I know that the hero accused the heroine of being a witch, which she denied, but after they slept together, he made note that she had two "witches marks" that were birthmarks above her pubic line. Also, she was clueless about sex, and asked the hero what "fellate me" meant because she overheard another man say it to a woman...he specifically said, "fellate me, woman".

2) was a contemporary, particularly series, romance, where the heroine had been raped years before and had no sexual experience otherwise. I remember he had to teach her all about sex, and she was so afraid of it, that he tied himself up for her so she wouldn't have to fear being overpowered. I remember she wore a jean skirt with buttons all the way to the floor, and they had sex on a kitchen table.


May 21, 2007, 2:47pm


Actually got a reply for the 2ND. It's The Raider's Bride by Kimberley Cates. Now if I could only get relief from the 3RD.
O.K. This one I found on another site and it sounds so good, I would like to read it......

......Ring any bells?

Jun 14, 2007, 11:18am

Message #43

O.K., just in case anyone else wanted to know...

Book #3 is Whisper to Me of Love by Shirlee Busbee.

Jun 27, 2007, 2:16pm

I know this is kind of late but I just read your #3 (as part of my search - I am still looking for the book above in post #21.). I see you found it.

Jul 3, 2007, 3:47pm

Hi Winnie,
Whisper to Me of Love isn't your book of #21? I could have sworn that your book was solved in another thread...wasn't the heroine the one who wanted to start an orphanage?

Anyho, here's an overview for
Whisper to Me of Love by Shirlee Busbee

A whisper of Passion
She was a raven-haired waif from the streets of london - a wild innocent to be rescued ... and tamed. A spirited beauty she would captivate Royce Manchester's jaded heart-while resisting the smoldering desire she felt for her virile protector. When fate hurls them together in 1815, their lives are changed forever.

A whisper of Danger
In Royce's glittering world of money and privilege, young Morgana discovered the shocking sercret of her true identity- entangling the wealthy American planter in a deadly skein of aristocratic family intrugue. But grave evil would only feed the flames of love that knew no bounds and glorious rapture that would not be denied.
Hope you find your story.

Jul 11, 2007, 11:14am

here's some snippets of memory and hopefully someone will read this and it will sound familiar so i can find them again.

It had a red shiny cover (ya how generic is that lol) but was about this woman who had somehow come back to life in a way and so had hard core headaches a lot her bf/just friend was in a wheelchair, ultimate nice guy. She's supposed to be watching this one guy and there is a scene with him where he is giving her a massage with oil etc. when her wheelchair friend comes in and its... ya turns out the massage guy is evil incarnate in someway and at the end of the book throws her into this grave with wheelchair guy sitting helplessly by and he somehow stands out of his chair to rescue her in someway (throughout the book there are flash backs to this religious guru who possibly raised her to life but talks about the power of love e.g. wheelchair guy standing up)

I read this book more than 10 years a go and this is all i remember. I got it at this used book sale these old ladies in my neighborhood had in their garage but after i read my grandma took and i never saw it again.

Here's another one. This book is called something like Second Chance or something to that effect. It's about this deaf woman (a scientist) who dies getting hit by a car while crossing a street after work. She goes to a "heaven" like place where this apparent angel tells her she wasn't supposed to die so she gets another chance. She ends up in the pass in the body of this woman who was in a coma (maybe?) after giving birth that woman was apparently a bitch so when the former deaf woman wakes up in her body the husband (or anyone) doesn't trust her new attitude. It ends happily ever after with her wining back the husbands love....

And one more kind of similar to the last one. Starts out with this car crash scene. Woman in car crash hits her head (apparently) and can't remember anything of who she is. Her husband finds her but she doesn't recognize him and passes out and into a coma. She wakes has no idea about anything, doesn't even recognize her own face. She goes home and the reader gradually finds out that she was not a nice person but since she can't remember...she doesn't have any of the baggage that made her mean. She lives in a huge house with her husband and these apparently French siblings who work for her and her husband. Anyways she kind of starts to remember, makes up with her husband...and eventually the French siblings turn out to be not French and are criminals who kidnap her for a large ransom from the husband. Who does end of rescuing her.

So there are my vague summaries of books i read at one type and can't remember. I've been looking for these forever it seems like cuz they were really good


Jul 11, 2007, 11:39pm

Do you all know about Byron?

Anyway, I'm pretty sure that the second one is Kristin Hannah's Once in Every Life.

The last one sounds a little like a Theresa Charles book which was published as both Dark Legacy and Happy now I go, neither of which touchstone. It's set during WW2 in England, but the family name is "De Ludith" which may be where you get the "French" part. I love this book.

Jul 12, 2007, 9:06am

Hmm....I don't think it's that one since I remember it being more contemporary then least the 80s....but THanks for the help!

Jul 14, 2007, 12:40am

It was republished in the 80s, but it was very much set in WW2. Although since it was written during WW2 orignally the "feel" is more contemporary. Sort of. But the French part is not it.

Edited: Jul 16, 2007, 9:17am

scistarz, the last one sounds somewhat but not exactly like Annette Broadrick's Mystery Wife. A woman wakes up in the hospital in France after a car crash. She has amnesia and doesn't recognize the man who claims to be her husband. He lives in a castle with his mother and sister -- and they have a daughter she doesn't remember either. Eventually it turns out to be a case of mistaken identity.

Jul 16, 2007, 9:55am

I'll definately be checking out these books *fingers crossed. Too bad no one else recognizes my first one! lol

Jul 26, 2007, 1:20pm

>46 irelandapaige: Ireland - did you ever find out what your book #2 was? It sounds interesting.

Edited: Jul 27, 2007, 11:54am


I just added it to the Romantic Times Book Sleuth discussion thread, though.

Aug 3, 2007, 7:42pm

Winnie, I don't see a post that you found your book (#21) yet. Could it be Love's Charade by Jane Feather?


Aug 17, 2007, 11:26pm

Oh, this is so exciting! The book I'm looking for is a totally trashy romance my cousin and I read for the sex scenes when we were younger. It involved this guy who was a teacher (or a professor) and had bright red hair. I *think* his name was Jonas or Jonah, but I'm not sure. Anyway, he had sex with a bunch of girls, and they all came back to this reunion with batches of redhaired children.... It was cheesy, but I remember it so vividly and wish I could find it again! Anybody recognize it?

Aug 18, 2007, 3:10am

No sorry. never read anything like it.

But welcome to the group superblondgirl!


Aug 18, 2007, 9:28am


According to the people on the Romantic Times Message Boards, my book #2 up there is Fantasy by Lori Foster, which they say was originally published as part of a series romance and then repubed after she got famous.

I've got it bookmooched now, but I haven't received it yet, so I'll let you know when I get it in.


Aug 18, 2007, 12:12pm

Ireland, I have Foster's Fantasy, but I didn't recognize it from the bits you remembered.

Here's the blurb from the back cover:

Security consultant Sebastian Sinclair agrees to be sold at a bachelor auction. Being bought is one thing, now he's about to be given away as a gift for some lucky birthday girl. But one look at Brandi Sommers and Sebastian can't wait to be unwrapped.

Brandi really means it when she says "Oh, you shouldn't have" to her sister's outrageous birthday gift, a five-day dream vacation to a lovers' retreat. Lover included. What's she going to do in paradise with the sexy stranger Sebastrian Sinclair? Brandi soon discovers she can do whatever she wants.

I remember this one now. Brandi is the sister of Shay Sommers, who was the heroine in Forster's The Secret Life Of Bryan, part of the Visitation Series. If you like Fantasy, and you haven't read the other Visitation books, you should. They are all fabulous!


Aug 18, 2007, 8:47pm

I hope someone can tell me what this book is. I read it years ago, from the library, and could never figure out what the book was after I sent it back. I don't know names either. All I know is that is isn't Stardust of Yesterday by Lynn Kurland, as I am currently reading that one.

All I remember was that the lady was going on vacation in either scotland or england. She was staying in a type of lodge or log cabin. There was something magical that appeared, some type of God or Faery. They fell in love. It was forbidden for him to love someone, so he was sent back to no-where land before a council to get his fate judged. She went home and balled her eyes out. She told her sister or someone close to her about him, and the person was convinced that it was all a dream, that she had from the plot of a book she was reading. She convinced herself of that too. Then months later he moves in across the street from her, and thats the end of the book. I keep thinking that he begged the councel to send him back as a person so they could have a life together. BUT I have a very active imagination, so I don't know if that was in there or if I just dreamed it up myself when the book was done with.



Aug 19, 2007, 9:10am

The Secret Life of Bryan was one of my faves of the visitation series. I'll have to check out fantasy, it sounds good. Ireland, it will be interesting to see if they got the right book.

CrazyDaisyLou - It kind of sounds like a short story I read in Man of My Dreams which was an anthology except the ending it much, much different. In this short story the heroine is a librarian who discovers her former lover at a solstace celebration. He left her because he had been taken by the fairies and was the consort of the fairy queen. It's probably not the same one but I thought I'd mention it. It does sound like a very good story, hope you figure out what it is.

Aug 20, 2007, 9:12am

There is a Johanna Lindsey with a plot like this. The heroine is named Rosalind or something like that and is a medieval history professor. She collects swords and bought one that was cursed and brought forth Thor, a Viking warrior. They fall in love and travel through time, and the only way to break the curse is if she voluntarily gives him the sword back, which she does to free him, but it send them back to their respective times. Her brother and best friend both tell her she's been sick and it's been a dream or some such thing and at the end Thor does appear in her time as a modern man, having appealed to Odin in Valhalla to give him a second chance at life. I think it was called Until Forever or something like that.

Edited: Aug 20, 2007, 12:47pm

Her name is Roseleen, but other than that you are on the mark gracer. It is called Until Forever.

I don't usually read contemporaries, but I remember reading one when I was younger that I would like to find again. It was written in the 80s and followed the romantic lives of music prodigies who meet at school as teenagers. It followed them into adulthood and was an old school 80s epic.

The main character is a virtuoso girl who is considerably younger than the others who has a serious case of unrequited love for the big man on campus. He de-flowers her (an expression one never uses outside of a romance novel) and then walks out on her. They wind up getting together years later and she of course has only ever had sex once with him as a teenager because who knows.

They also have a male friend who is involved in some weird bi-threesome plot where he refers to some sex act as being as romantic as "changing a light bulb."

Does any of this sound familiar?

Edited: Aug 20, 2007, 8:45pm

Thanks so much Gracer and LucyMaude. I hope this is it, it sounds like it is. I'm surprised I don't have it, considering I've collected 25 Johanna Lindsey novels so far. But I'm 25, and it's been at least 9 years since I read it, and I didn't even actually own any books back then. I am SO going out tomorrow to look for it. THANKS AGAIN!!!!! : D

Nov 3, 2007, 12:14am

In message 51 the first book sounds like a Young Adult novel by Christopher Pike.. Remember Me there are 3 of them.


Nov 3, 2007, 12:31am

I am still looking for the book in message #21. It is not A Loving Scoundrel or Lady Rogue or Love's Charade. I have read most of Feather's books since many follow that m/o or recipe.


Nov 4, 2007, 10:18pm

k sweet, i'll definately check that was such an awesome book.....*sigh*

Nov 10, 2007, 11:07pm

Winniekuhl - could the book in message 21 be To Catch a Flame
by Kimberly Cates?

Here is the description from its not exact to what you remembered but has several simularities and was originally published in the years kind of match as well.

Eyes snapping emerald fire, Isabeau DeBurgh alias the Devil's Flame-sat motionless upon her fine black stallion. The most feared and notorious highwayman of them all was about to strike...

Publishers Weekly
Readers who don't put a premium on originality may find this fast-paced tale of 1760s England amusing, with its masterful hero and spunky heroine. Isabeau DeBurgh, a beautiful woman with a hot temper and a vocabulary to match, earns a living at what she does best--highway robbery. But the night she tries to rob Lord Griffin Stone, an aristocratic black sheep just back from America, her luck runs out; he wounds her in a sword fight. Griffin won't turn Isabeau over to the authorities (who might hang her) nor turn her loose to steal, so he decides to take her home, dress her up and teach her the finer points of etiquette. ( `` A lady does not fling herself upon the floor like a squashed pumpkin.'') Returning to the ancestral manse, Griffin faces the financial shambles of his late brother's estate, a sullen and secretive nephew, a grandmother with the charm of a pit viper, and a satanic cult. Meanwhile Isabeau develops a soft spot in her heart for Griffin, as he does for her. And why not? Compared to the rest of the crew, a mere thief looks pretty attractive.

Nov 11, 2007, 9:12am

Hey, Irish! Welcome to the group!


Nov 11, 2007, 11:46am

Winniekuhl, I think I have solved the mystery of #21. I knew it sounded familiar, I just had a hard time coming up with the name.

It is Birdie by Taylor Ryan. It is a Harlequin Historical published in 1996. Actually, a copy is being sold on ebay right now if you want to look at it.

I probably shouldn't be so confident. After all I could be wrong. But I hope I'm not. Let me know if I got it.

Jan 16, 2008, 10:36am

Thanks megkrahl,

I read the desciption and it is not it. Thanks for trying!


Jan 16, 2008, 10:37am

Darn, well I hope you eventually figure it out.

Jan 16, 2008, 11:34am

Hi Winnie, i thought it might be The Rogue and the Hellion by Connie Mason as she is a highwayman, but found out to be a girl, he takes her back to teach her a lesson but she turns out to be a lady!

But then i realised it wasn't published until 2002, might have been re-released, but i thought it was worth a mention just the heroine has long red hair like you mentioned.

Hope you find what yr looking for! :)

Jan 3, 2010, 3:47am

I got a request from goblin_mamma:

Two sisters, Sophie, the elder, is a bluestocking.

Her flirtatious sister, Daphne, is engaged to a man who will only inherit if he is married by a certain date.

Daphne elopes, leaving behind a note and her wedding dress.

Sophie shows up at the altar, but Alex, the bridegroom, recognizes her for who she is.

They agree to marry to allow him to inherit and her to save face for her sister.

It does sound familiar, but I am at a loss as well.


Jan 3, 2010, 9:36am

This sounds a lot like a short story by Celeste Bradley in an anthology called My Scandalous Bride. The names of the sisters are different, but the plot sounds very similar. In the Bradley story, the sisters are twins.

Jan 3, 2010, 2:26pm

>78 Julia1605: This sounds like A Marriage of Inconvenience by Janet Louise Roberts.

Jan 3, 2010, 2:40pm

Could be it. I found a description:

Lovely Sophia Forest was a very intellectual young lady for the year 1816 in Regency England--quite different from her beautiful and flighty sister, Daphne. All London was agog when Sophia rather than Daphne wed the dashing Earl of Gresham, whose scorn for bookish females was well-known.

The marriage was intended as a business arrangement only--to preserve the Earl's fortune and give Sophia financial independence. But what was Sophia to do when she found herself enamoured of her husband, though too proud to admit it? Sophia needed all her wit and womanly wiles in a game of pretense and passion, to make the man she loved, love her.

We'll see if it's the right one.


Jul 24, 2010, 7:56pm

Could the book you are describing be: Candle in the Window by Christina Dodd? It's original copyright date was 1991.

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I was wondering if anyone could help me find the names of two books I read some years ago.
I believe they were published around 2003 (always before August 2003). I believe they are from British authors. They are both romances.
One has a yellow cover with little cakes (or cupcakes - I don't recall) on them. I think it's about some girl who falls in love with a movie or music star (I'm not 100% positive on this). She shares her house with some friends. The book is really funny.
- I've found this one: Funny Valentine by Amy Jenkins - it has no cakes or cupcakes in the cover however (my mind must be playing tricks on me).
The other one has a light blue cover and I don't remember the story that well. I do know that in the end, the guy gives the girl a unique rose that he himself (well, his company I guess) created by matching 2 types of roses.
In this last one, I just remembered that in the beginning, the girl is trying some clothes in a shop and afraid of a bee runs topless through the shop and bumps into the guy.
Well, I know it's not much, but if anyone could help, I'd be very grateful.
Thank you very much.


Feb 8, 2011, 2:33pm

I love that you guys have this section. New here, so please bear with me. ;)
I have a name that book as well,

I read (maybe in the last two years) an historical romance with a lady living in her country estate *it seems like with a somewhat quirky staff* and a nobleman comes and pretends to be her butler I seems like maybe her very aging butler has done something to his ankle...and I can't remember what the mystery or threat to her is, but it seems like someone was sending threatening messages in writing and in sabotage.
I also think she had a girlfriend who runs a local bookshop.

I know it isn't much to go on, but every time I think I may be remembering more of the story I start to think I'm combining two stories into one.
It's driving me batty.

Feb 9, 2011, 12:04am

Nyah99 -- yellow cover with possible cupcakes reminds me of He Loves Lucy by Susan Donovan, but I'm not sure that's your book. This one takes place in Miami(?), Florida. The heroine has a goal to lose weight for publicity with the hero being her trainer.

Feb 9, 2011, 2:29am

>85 kjillaroo: I've read that one, but I can't remember what it is -- I want to say maybe something by Julia Quinn? Not one of the Bridgertons... I'll dig around a bit and see if I can come up with a title.

Feb 9, 2011, 6:32am

Thank you so much both of you.
starlightgenie - It's not He Loves Lucy, but thanks ;)

One thing I remembered about the second one is that in the beginning, the girl is trying some clothes in a shop and afraid of a bee runs topless through the shop and bumps into the guy.

Thank you again

Feb 9, 2011, 4:47pm

Thank you for your help.
I've just found the name of the other book.
First of all, its cover is not blue, but white.
It's Six Reasons To Stay A Virgin by Louise Harwood.

Feb 9, 2011, 10:22pm

Aviddiva- Thanks. It could be Amanda Quick, though I still can't seem to place it. And it seems like she has several with trading places type themes. I'll keep digging thru her stuff and see, though I appreciate you still looking as well. ;)
Thx again.

Feb 10, 2011, 8:54am


There are some similarities to your book in Love Letters From a Duke by Elizabeth Boyle. The Duke's grandfather corresponds with the heroine and carries on the courtship. Grandpa dies and when grandson comes back from the war, he finds out he is engaged to her. Grandson goes to confront her, she thinks he is the new footman she has hired and the story then continues. It's pretty funny actually. Hope this helps.

Feb 10, 2011, 10:30pm


Could it be The Lady in Question by Victoria Alexander? In that book, the hero is disguised as the heroine's butler. He is a spy and the powers that be believe that her deceased husband had something of importance (he was a spy too).

Feb 11, 2011, 2:00am

reesa, that was the one i was thinking of. There is also a Julia Quinn where the hero shows up and pretends to be her estate manager or something similar.

Feb 11, 2011, 1:13pm

#93 - aviddiva - yes that JQ one is How to Marry a Marquis which I loved! She's the impoverished daughter of an earl (or something similar) who is working as a paid companion to a crotchety old lady who's nephew is a Marquis posing as her estate manager to get to the bottom of who is blackmailing her. Very funny and entertaining!

Feb 24, 2011, 5:17pm

Thanks guys. Oddly, I have missed all of those and will now be reading those to see if maybe I've just lost my entire peas sized brain and maybe DID actually read one of those. Hopefully it'll come to me soon as it's still tickling the back of my mind constantly. Very sad I tell you. ;) Cheers. Thanks again!

May 17, 2011, 1:20am

hey guys, I'm looking for i book that i read years ago. I'm pretty sure its a historical romance but all i remember is that the hero if the book is sold at an auction. He is bought by a woman for her daughter. I don't remember the name or the author of the book. if anyone can help id really appreciate it. thanks

May 25, 2011, 7:49pm

hi everyone, i was so grateful when someone suggested this website to me yesturday on another website while i was hopelessly searching for a book on every website i could think of. so i'm begging for help if anyone has anyone has any ideas about a book i found and foolishly didnt buy at my local used book store. i dont remember anything about it except its a historical romance about two friends a man an women who agree to help one another find spouces. but what the woman doesnt know is the man wants to marry her and has fun sending all kinds of wrong men to her. if anyone has any idea please let me know and ill start looking through other post to see can help others. this book is driving me crazy! i literally went to books a million and back to the used book store and went through every book ( to no avail) in the romance sections looking for his book..ugg!

May 26, 2011, 12:10pm

I sounds familiar, but can't think of a title either.

May 26, 2011, 1:55pm

I think it's a Julia Quinn book, maybe How to Marry A Marquis or The Duke and I?

May 28, 2011, 12:01pm

thanks ktleyed.. julia quinn is actually one of my fav authors and the duke and i was such a good book.. i havent read the other one yet but its on my to read list.. i think im just gonna give up the search for the book in hopes that when im not looking for it, it will pop back up at my used book store..

Jun 14, 2011, 1:25pm

I have a vague memory of one like that as well, but can't quite place it. In the meantime, there was one, I think it was Mad About the Duke by Elizabeth Boyle...anyway, if memory serves, she thinks he's a lawyer or something and he isn't looking for a bride, but he helps her to find a titled husband and is having a good time setting up an introduction to a kid first i think and so on.

Jun 22, 2011, 6:03am

I need some help with a book title too, It's a historical romance and the lady poses as a highwayman to take cre of the estate. Her brother and father were really cruel to her and think both are dead since there is no men in the family the estate was given as a gift to a trusted knight/spy by the regent prince. The lady also posed as an ugly crone on the night their supposed meeting.

appreciate if anyone can help, cheers =)

Jun 22, 2011, 2:18pm

Not quite sure this fits the bill but My Lady Notorius by Jo Beverley has a highwayman heroine with a cruel father and brother. She is trying to protect her widowed sister and baby who the father is trying to marry off to some awful man. The book is part of the Malloren series and takes place in Georgian England.

The one you describe sounds familiar too but so far it's escaping me!

Jul 12, 2011, 9:32am

Hi everyone! I'm new to this so if I do anything "wrong" please excuse & correct me. Here goes nothing...
I'm looking for a book that's been bugging me for about a month now. I don't know the title or author or character names. Its contemporary, I believe, & set in New Orleans &/Louisiana. I think the "hero" is from a well-known, well-off family. I know the "heroine" is from a poor family. She has red hair. I think her mom "gets around" & her older sisteris kindof following in her footsteps. I'm not sure if she has an older brother or dad. I remember the first chapter or so clearly, but not sure if the rest (when they're older) is correct or from another story. :/ I remember when they were younger, the guy was like the local football star...went to LSU...came back to hometown. I think the two sisters were off to the store...buying nail polish? I think the sister was hitting on the guy...was there this one scene where the guy was there w/the police & they were kicking the family out of their home? I think they meet again when they're older & the gal has brought herself up from poverty & runs/owns a travel agency? Sadly, that's all I remember. I keep thinking Linda Howard, but I just don't know...I remember checking it out from the library, but I checked their catalog & I don't think its there. Thank-you for any help you guys can give. I will try my best to do the same. Thank you again!

Jul 12, 2011, 11:44am

>104 JGroIsMyEdward: I think you're looking for After The Night by Linda Howard - it's one of my favorites!

Edited: Jul 12, 2011, 7:45pm

>105 blue_windchime: @ blue_windchime OMG! It is! Thank-you so much! I cannot believe how I could have overlooked that! I had a feeling it might've been Linda Howard...she's one of my faves...funny & sexy. Thank-you again! Love!

Aug 20, 2011, 2:09pm

Hi Suge,

I tried to read all the threads and it doesn't look as if anyone had named your book, but I have the answer! I am pretty sure The Harlequin Presents you are looking for is named Curtain of Stars (Harlequin Presents, No 1454) by Patricia Wilson. It was one of the first romance novels I ever owned and one I go back to and reread every now and then! GoodReads has a good description of the books back cover:

Sep 2, 2011, 6:57am

Hi, all--I'm trying to find a certain book. It was out in paperback before 2008 (probably well before that). The setting is definitely 19th century or earlier (nobility, etc.). I remember two main things about it: earlier on, there's a scene where the heroine is in the library with the hero (moonlight, filmy nightgown, lots of sexual tension); later, he kidnaps her and they're in an inn--very steamy sex then. If any of you can help, it would be much appreciated!

Sep 18, 2011, 4:41am

Isisreads, if you reverse the order of the scenes (with the library later than the inn), there are two scenes very similar to what you've described in Judith Ivory's Untie My Heart. It's my least favourite Ivory book but lots of other people absolutely love it.

Of course, an inn and a library are kind of popular settings for historical romance, so any other details you can supply might help readers here pinpoint the book you're looking for.

Sep 20, 2011, 7:15am

I'm looking for a book I read around 5 or 6 years ago (so let's say 2005 for starters) that I picked up at a book sale at the local library. So it had probably been around for a while before that.

The setting of the novel is I believe in a sort of system similar to 19th or 18th century England where there were still nobles around that controlled estates and whatnot. Additionally, fine carriages and at least unsophisticated firearms were around too if I remember correctly.

The plot revolves around a heroine named Kate (or something similar - I want to say her full name was Kathleen or Katherine or something along those lines) who has gotten stuck with running the family estate because her brother, who should be in charge, is incompetent and doesn't really do anything. At the same time she's riding around in dark clothes on a black horse, holding up stagecoaches for some odd reason. It had to do with the family honor - I want to say she was looking to catch smugglers or something along those lines? Don't remember too well. But she's holding up these coaches looking for something.

Now a gentleman from somewhere else visits the estate for a bit for some reason or another and love begins to spark between him and Kate (don't remember his name, sorry). He begins to deduce that she's the highwayman in question and follows her one night when she makes a run. Things go wrong on this trip and she gets shot by a guy in the carriage but the gentleman saves her and brings her back to her home. He then covers for her in order to make sure no one else found out about her double life.

Near the end of the story Kate finds that some of her brother's friends (one creepy guy in particular who keeps on hitting on her) are performing some criminal activity on the family land. She gets captured and the gentleman goes to save her, killing the ringleader in a duel.

So yeah sorry there aren't too many specific details but that's what I remember from the book. Hope someone can help me find it - even a couple of general titles that might fit the profile would help!

Sep 20, 2011, 10:00am

#110 - Hmm, I'm not exactly sure what it is, but the plot is very similar to A Belated Bride by Karen Hawkins, yet I don't think that's it.

Sep 22, 2011, 4:27am

Gasharko, I don't know the name of the book you seek (although it sounds tantalizingly familiar) but this list of "highwayman" themed regencies, which includes stories with women in male bandit disguise, might help you find what you're looking for: Highwaymen themed romances at The Nonesuch

Sep 22, 2011, 10:59pm

Hello from Australia – I am searching for a book – unknown title or author... I read it in the late 80’s, but I’m sure it was an old book then. Its a historical romance – (typically) about a long black haired beauty – she’s strong willed and gorgeous (aren’t they all?). I’m fairly certain she went by one name only, and it was set in the days of old English pirates. The other central character is the dashing pirate who attempts to seduce and control her. I’m sure the story has a lot to do with hidden caves, and castles in Scotland... Very vague I know – but I’m hopeful... Cheers from Aus, Tan

Sep 23, 2011, 11:32pm

I need some help to name a book. I know the book was a Harlequin Presents (I want to say around 1999 or later) about a married guy who was dating another younger woman. She stops the affair and he tries to convince her not to. He worked for father-in-law. The man's wife was a paralytic, and at the end of the book, she leaves the husband for her nurse (?). If anybody could remember the title, I would appreciate. It has been bothering me about remembering the title. Thanks! :)

Sep 24, 2011, 10:17pm

i'm new to this and need some help with a book i read in the early 90's
heroine was stealing from a man ( who is a soldier) who lives in her childhood home (plantation of sorts) she shoots him and has to care for him - there is a train robbery as well that she steals money from
there is a man who wants her for his own and towards the end, kidnaps her and takes her to a cabin in the middle of nowhere
i am sure the hero's or heroine's name is gabe or gabrielle
the cover was of a red haired woman in a green gown with trees and a house behind the two
it was definitely a zebra historical with the monogram on the cover
any help would be great!

Nov 16, 2011, 2:40am

Hi Guys,

I am new to this group, and I was hoping to get some help finding a book i read around 2001- 2003. It is basically about a temporary housekeeper or a helper who is 8 months pregnant, and you later find out that she is a virgin. The owner of the house who is a businessman, ends up falling in love with her. I think in the scene that she tells the hero that she is a virgin is where she is getting made fun off by local boys, as she is young and seen as easy because she winds up pregnant. She is actually a surrogate for her sister and her husband, but both die in an accident leaving her alone. To take care of herself and the child, she gets this temp job. I believe she is Italian. He also helps her give birth to the child in his house, which i think is a girl. The last scene is of them getting married, and she is walking down the aisle, looking at the baby and thinking about everything. I have been trying to recall this book for a long time but as it is one of the first ones I read, I don't remember more about it. I have looked through many book lists and themed lists to find it including all romance writers, romancewiki, and fictiondb. I would really appreciate any help i get.


Edited: Nov 16, 2011, 4:10pm

#7 - Could your book be Fancy Pants by Susan Elizabeth Phillips?

Nov 16, 2011, 7:03pm

I don't think there is any surrogate parenting in Fancy Pants.

Nov 16, 2011, 10:56pm

@ happilyeverafters - No, unfortunately it isn't fancy pants. I think the heroine has never been rich, and I am positive the setting is in the U.S. somewhere. But thanks anyways. Let me know if any others come to your mind.

Nov 16, 2011, 11:28pm

Maybe this one? It doesn't match exactly, but it does have the surrogate/virgin plot.

Behind Closed Doors (Loveswept, No 496)
by Olivia Rupprecht


Myles Wellington still grieved over the loss of his young wife, but when he learned that her sister, Faith, was carrying his child, he felt the stirrings of life inside he'd believed he'd never feel again!...Faith had secretly agreed to help her sister give her husband this last gift, but she had her own reasons for wanting this child, wanting to give Myles something no one else could. She'd loved him for so long, had been so alone - until Myles insisted she live with him...How could she share the same house with the man whose touch set her soul on fire, yet how could she resist grabbing at the chance fate had given her to have the only man she'd ever loved?. Myles wanted this child, but he was shocked to discover he wanted Faith even more. Exulting in the intense desires she aroused in him to protect, to possess, Myles struggled to break free of the past. Could they put to rest their memories of the woman they'd both loved and build a future together?(less)

Nov 17, 2011, 3:18am

simplysassy - is it a Presents or other Harlequin/Silhouette book? Sounds like the kind of plots they have.

Nov 17, 2011, 5:37pm

@ aviddiva - It isnt behind closed doors but the plot is similar.
@ starlightgenie - I dont think it is intrigue, blaze, or desire. But it is definitely a Harlequin/ Silhouette book because those were the only ones I used to get from the library. It could be presents, romance, or american romance.

Nov 17, 2011, 6:24pm

I just came across a special edition silhouette called An abundance of babies by Marie Ferrarella but it isnt the one, which is very similar! I am almost starting to feel like the book doesnt exist. Any of you feel that way while looking for a book?

Nov 17, 2011, 8:02pm

I was searching through yesterday and the closest book I can find that matches your description is Their Miracle Baby by Jodi Dawson, but that's not quite it. You said you read the book in the early 2000's so I've only been looking for books in that time frame, but could it also have been published in the 1990's?

Also, is there anything you remember about the cover, such as color maybe?

Nov 17, 2011, 9:55pm

It is possible it was published in the late 90s. I was thinking the cover had yellow and blue on it... but the reason I didnt mention this earlier is because I am not as confident about it and it could be wrong.

Edited: Nov 18, 2011, 6:42am

Could it be Expecting At Christmas by Charlotte Maclay? Pregnant female butler 8-months along. The book summary doesn't mention surrogacy, but the term did show up two times when I searched for that term in Google Books.
(not sure if that link works or not)

Also did a search on "virgin" to make sure. XD

The heroine is a surrogate for her aunt and uncle though.

Nov 18, 2011, 1:35pm

This is it!!! Yea I had a feeling the summary wouldn't mention surrogacy, but I was wrong about the sister and husband. Thank you so much! Once i saw the cover, I realized I have seen it before. Let me know if you need help finding a book, I'll be sure to return the favour. Thanks again!

Nov 18, 2011, 7:57pm

You're welcome. I'm happy to help. :)

Dec 8, 2011, 6:02am

Hi guys i'am so glad to have found this place...
I have been looking for this Victorian romance about the hero being engaged since he was young by his father. He falls in love with his newfound bride and so does she. But she tries to be more of a lady and so his best friend teaches her how to act in society while our hero is on a trip...and he thinks she's cheating on him with the best friend... The sister in law is in a wheel chair and is trying to get rid of the heroine and also there are snipets of their past lives... Sorry if it sounds confusing but I' ve been looking for this book forever!

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hello to everyone. My name is Florecer and I am a new member of this group. First let me answer the question of Nyah99, the post number 84 about the last novel: the description sounds like "The Shocking Lord Standon" by Louise Allen, and is part of the Revenhurst Saga. Here a leave the book description.

"Rumors fly that Gareth Morant, Earl of Standon, is to be wed. He cannot honorably deny them, but he won't be forced into marriage.

Encountering a respectable governess in scandalizing circumstances, Gareth demands her help—to make him entirely ineligible.

He educates the buttoned-up Miss Jessica Gifford in the courtesan's arts. But Gareth hasn't bargained on such an ardent, clever pupil—or on his passionate response to her! He wanted to cause a stir—it seems they are about to brew a scandal!"

I liked the series very much. The list (the list (in the correct order) is:

1.- (pre sequel of Revenhurst series) No place for a Lady

2.- (firts book of the Revenhurst series) The Dangerous Mr. Ryder.

3.- (second Revenhurst) The Outrageous Lady Felsham.

4.- (third Revenhurst) The Shocking Lord Standon

5.- (fourth Revenhurst) The Disgraceful Mr. Ravenhurst

6.- (fifth Revenhurst) The Notorious Mr. Hurst

7.- (sixth) The Piratical Miss Ravenhurst.

Now is my turn to have a question. I am looking for a book whose name and author I can not remember. The plot was somthing like this:

two sisters (twins) are abducted by a bandit. This man promises to free one of the sisters if the other promises to stay with him. One of them grants the motion and gradually discovers that the villain has a noble heart.

I read the description when I was looking for other books to read, but never wrote down the data of this book to read next. If any of you could tell me the name of the book or author, I am very grateful for your help.

Dec 11, 2011, 11:44am

hello to everyone. My name is Florecer and I am a new member of this group. First let me answer the question of Nyah99, the post number 84 about the last novel: the description sounds like "The Shocking Lord Standon" by Louise Allen, and is part of the Revenhurst Saga. Here a leave the book description.

"Rumors fly that Gareth Morant, Earl of Standon, is to be wed. He cannot honorably deny them, but he won't be forced into marriage.

Encountering a respectable governess in scandalizing circumstances, Gareth demands her help—to make him entirely ineligible.

He educates the buttoned-up Miss Jessica Gifford in the courtesan's arts. But Gareth hasn't bargained on such an ardent, clever pupil—or on his passionate response to her! He wanted to cause a stir—it seems they are about to brew a scandal!"

I liked the series very much. The list (the list (in the correct order) is:

1.- (pre sequel of Revenhurst series) No place for a Lady

2.- (firts book of the Revenhurst series) The Dangerous Mr. Ryder.

3.- (second Revenhurst) The Outrageous Lady Felsham.

4.- (third Revenhurst) The Shocking Lord Standon

5.- (fourth Revenhurst) The Disgraceful Mr. Ravenhurst

6.- (fifth Revenhurst) The Notorious Mr. Hurst

7.- (sixth) The Piratical Miss Ravenhurst.

Dec 28, 2011, 10:06pm

Okay, I read this book several years ago, and can't remember what the title or author is. Its a Regency romance. The main female lives in the slums of England. I don't really remember who the hero was, he was an earl or something i think, and he takes her in and makes her over. But near the end of the book (I think) they have a fight and she returns to the slums just as a cholera outbreak hits. She has a prostitute friend who dies and because she then catches cholera as well, she loses the baby she was pregnant with. I don't know the book and really want to read it again. please helpppp me.

Dec 29, 2011, 10:06am

#132, it sounds familiarly like If You Deceive by Kresley Cole but the heroine is living in the slums of Paris. She is English but she grew up in the Paris slums. The Earl seeks her out for revenge (complicated plot) and then agrees to marry her back in England. They have a short lived blissful time but then have a big disagreement (she learns the truth about him) and she goes back to Paris and the slums. There is a cholera epidemic there after she leaves him in England. I think she did lose a baby, but I can't remember for sure. It was a really good book. He has a scarred face and this is the last of a trilogy of brothers. Is this it?

Dec 29, 2011, 6:06pm

Oh my gosh you are my life savor =) thank you so much!!!! I have been looking everywhere for it lol =D

Dec 29, 2011, 8:29pm

#134 - glad I could help! :D

Dec 29, 2011, 11:33pm

Woohoo, a success story! Yay for a happy ending! I never know these, which is weird because I've read so many romances.

Feb 2, 2012, 3:10pm

Hi,I m looking for a harlequin I read many many years ago.can't remember the title or author. The heroine is english and visits her cousin who lives in a farm in France (i think) with her husband.the cousin asks her to go to help her because she is pregnant but when the heroine does go to France the cousin treats her badly because she is jealous. The heroine also helps out in the farm. Her cousin tries to ruin everything she does around the farm -remember an incident where the heroine cooks soup for the farm workers and the cousin drops soap in it on purpose to ruin it.The farm owner(who is her cousin's brother in law) is very prejudiced against her.they end up falling in love!I want to read it again!please help!thank you!

Feb 2, 2012, 9:27pm

Could it be The Feast of Sara by Anne Weale?

Feb 4, 2012, 8:56am

Ohhh!that was it!!many many thanks!

Feb 5, 2012, 10:59am

Can't believe it really!I ve been looking for this book for so long and you just found it right away!I ve got another one but I am afraid that's much harder to find since I remember so little of it...she is a nurse,he is a patient...he is driving her crazy in the hospital...he has red hair..the book was very funny...any ideas???:(

Feb 5, 2012, 10:29pm

It's all thanks to the person who runs the Vintage Romances website. She breaks each book down by keywords and I use that to help me look for your book. I'm afraid the other book you are looking for is much harder since there isn't a lot of information to set it apart from any other medical romance, but I will try.

Feb 6, 2012, 2:36am

Hi everyone I was wondering if you can help me figure out the title of this book I read a little over a year ago

It has to do with a wealthy girl who runs away from home to find herself in the streets. She becomes friends with a group or a "gang" of pickpockets. I distinctly remember that most of them were good kids expect for one of them who I believe was named Jack (?) I'm not quite so sure. There was also a character which was a small boy who grew fond of this girl. She would read to them every night. She also fell in love with the leader of the "gang". The mean boy Jack tried to force himself on her and was shunned from the group. Jack teams up with an evil man who is the leader of a rival pickpocket gang and they try to take them out. By this time the girls older brother finds her and takes her back to her rich lifestyle.

Can anyone help me?

Theres also a sequel to that book. It is set later when the girl is a young lady and she meets again with the kid she fell in love with and they have an affair and blah blah you know the rest haha

Feb 6, 2012, 3:16am

Also there's a book really similar to If You Deceive by Kresley Cole (same time period I believe) except:

-Theres a poor girl who works at a bar and she meets this handsome lord.
-He keeps pursuing her and she throws an apple at him (or something like that) to keep him away and let him know that she wasnt interested.
-The lord's carriage man falls in love with the girl's prostitute (loud mouth) friend.
-the girl lives with her dad in the attic (?) of a really beat up building downtown Paris?

Anyways something happens that she goes back to where she lived (neighborhood) and gets herself really sick.

The lord comes to find her and her prostitute friend tells him that she died and was in this building where they keep the bodies. He finds her on the table and she was bleeding (she had lost the babe) and she recuperates and they live happily ever after...

I also believe he was extremely rich and he left his rather luxurious home to live downtown paris (or another setting) because something happened...

can anyone help? :(

Feb 6, 2012, 3:51am

Mavillia - Maybe I should have asked if it was an older book from Harlequin or Mills & Boon? In any case, that's what I've been looking into. Most of them seem to be doctor-nurse romances, but I couldn't find a nurse-patient book that fits your description. (It's harder with older books because sometimes there isn't a description available, the description is short, or the description is vague.) Would you like to do search on your own? is the website, and I believe "nurse" or "medical" are the keywords that fit the book you're looking for. Good luck!

Feb 6, 2012, 4:01am

LiyBass - AAR has a listing of books that features thieving hero/heroines you might want to look at.

Feb 6, 2012, 2:00pm

Starlight genie - thank you so much for your help, I will try this website you mentioned!

Feb 8, 2012, 2:05am

hi all! newbie here. I was wondering if you could help me figure out what book this is (it has be bugging me for ever not being able to figure it out!). I remember very little about the book. I can't remember the title, author or even the character's names since its been a while since I read it...hopefully my mediocre synopsis makes sense

I remember its a historical romance, I think set somewhere in England. I think it starts off with the heroine escaping from her aristocratic/titled husband (don't remember if it was a duke, earl, etc) and she escapes with some children (a girl and maybe 2 boys). The children aren't her own. The kids were given up by their parents, because they were poor. Everyone is under the impression that the husband is kind by taking in these poor kids, but in reality he abuses them. I think he might've even been a pedophile (?). No one knows his secret except the heroine. But she escapes with these children and tries to go back and save the rest of them. Um...I don't quite remember how she meets the hero of the story, but I think he's titled as well and he tries to help out the heroine by formulating a plan since her husband is well-known. Random facts I remember about from this book is that the heroine was also abused by her husband and I think punished by being put in a cage (?) and the little girl's brother that was left behind (because they thought he was dead), I think his name might've been Michael...??? Also, I think the 2 boys that the heroine rescued are eventually adopted by the housekeeper/cook and her husband who were never able to have children...

Hope that made sense... :P Crossing my fingers that someone recognizes this novel! Thanks in advance!

Edited: Feb 13, 2012, 1:36am

Hello all new here as well. I came across this group searching for an old novel i loved but have misplaced moving & cant remember the title...
I know a knight inherits land but when he gets there its been razed. The ppl hate him & the leader (girl) was in the woods,disguised to be an ugly hag. He takes over the main house & convinces her to stay, kinda blackmailing her by doing good fir the townsfolk, & knowing the clothes in trunks were hers & slowly she begins to trust him & remove the mud from her skin & detangle her hair as they work togrtger to set the land right & fall in love.
The cover was all reds with a girl leaning backwards in a beautiful gown with a man holding her i think but i might be blending stories
Thank you!

Feb 14, 2012, 12:31pm

Hi klkeefe,

I think I read something like that not to long ago though it wasn't medieval but more Regency. But it rings a bell. Argh. Not sure if I'm not mixing up two books though.


Feb 14, 2012, 10:32pm

It sounds a little like Fairest of them All by Theresa Medeiros, but I don't think the plot points all match up. The heroine is a beauty in disguise, but I don't remember the land being razed.

Feb 18, 2012, 2:50am

I have been searching for a contemporary romance novel for years. The heroine thinks she is dating a guy but he is an FBI agent? just using her to find out information about her job. I believe she is a secretary and it looks as if her boss is involved in baby smuggling or some other type of illegal activity. She is taken down to the police station, in front of everyone at work I believe and the young brash agent along with his older much more mature partner question her for hours. The brash agent even scares her by mentioning having to go into witness protection. They are apparently holding her long enough so they can install a wire tap in her house. Gets a call from crooked boss’s uncle I think? Then goes to meet up with him in Mexico/Brazil to give him some discs, ( I think).

When she meets up with him the hero who wants revenge against this man kidnaps her and gets shot in the process. I think the guy was going to kill her after she gave him the information. They hole up in a hotel for a while, he is a widower and his ex-wife was a supermodel? Remember her having to wear some of her clothing and then they made out on the balcony but he gets distracted when he sees the magazine she was reading which has the dead wives face on it. I think the hero’s wife was blown up by the uncle? They fall in love and get together for the first time while out dancing one night. I also believe she is a red head and is described as making a transition as the story goes on gaining confident and not appearing as mousy in looks anymore.

Sorry for the long post guys, this book has been driving me crazy!

Feb 18, 2012, 3:49am

Hi everyone. I'm hoping someone can help me figure out the title and/or author of this book. I think it was a Harlequin romance but I'm not positive. Here is what it's about:

The book starts in the past when the main female character's father had just died. Her best friend's brother - whom she had a crush on as a child - asks her to marry him as a friend and move away - I think to the middle east, maybe Dubai? Anyway, the female character was a librarian at home but when they move away, he is busy working in the construction business, so she begins writing. She becomes a very popular crime writer while they are away - unbeknownst to him. Then his father has a heart attack and they must come home - I'm thinking about 3 yrs later. While back home they must act like an actual couple - so they have to sleep in the same room and of course things begin to change. While home he is asked to take over his father's company, and he also finds out about her writing accomplishments - and of course they start to have a relationship.

Does this sound familiar to anyone???

Hope someone can help!

Feb 18, 2012, 4:19am


Maybe Carlisle Pride by Leigh Michaels?

Feb 18, 2012, 10:40pm

Hello! I'm hoping someone will be able to help me find a book that I read in the late 80's or early 90's....historical romance set in England and in Colonial Australia when the penal colony was in place. The male was wrongly sent to serve out a sentence in the penal colony. There is a ship with a mate named Toby. Female is Elyse.... I think.

The story progresses with bits and pieces of past lives of the man and woman and how they are trying to find their way to each other.

Part of the story is about white roses and red roses and what they stand for. Either stained glass or paintings in the manor house sparks a memory for Elyse.

It was a great book I read as a teenager. My mom cleaned out my hoards of romance novels years ago. I have tried searching on-line. It's tough not remembering the title,author or even the characters names.
Does this sound familiar to anyone????

Feb 19, 2012, 9:01pm

i'm so glad i found this site. hopefully someone knows the book i'm talking about, cause i have been driving myself crazy in the process of trying to find this book. i went through a time where (not on purpose) all the books i got from the library involved heroes and heroines that were seriously flawed or had undergone serious tragedy in their pasts. the book that i'm looking for is a historical piece and the hero was unfortunately secretly abused as a teenager by a person near to his family. Later as an adult he meets up with his childhood friend, who is the heroine of the book. i dont remember much about the heroine, but i think she herself was a widow and had been in an abusive marriage herself. they overcome their serious emotional issues together. dont remember much more about the story. i do know that the hero didnt like his hair touch because of his previous abuse and he later kills his abuser in a duel. he later follows the heroine to america once he finds a way to support them both financially and they get married. has anyone else read this book?

Edited: Feb 19, 2012, 10:12pm


Its not but thanks so much for trying!

Feb 23, 2012, 10:21pm

Hello, another new member :)
I am so glad I found this! I have been going crazy for YEARS trying to find this one book I read about three years ago.... sorry for being vague, I can't remember title, author, or character names...

It is a regency romance and the heroine for some reason disguises herself as a footman(?) in a nobleman's house. The nobleman and hero is a rake/rogue who lives scandalously but has a young daughter that he loves dearly. He goes to extremes to keep her safe, even almost killing her because a fire breaks out while she is locked in her room. He becomes very close to the heroine and has a strange attraction to her (strange because he doesn't know she is female and he is a known skirt chaser).I also really remember that her gender is revealed during a fencing match between the two of them. One other thing was that during a dinner, she was sitting next to him (after being revealed as a woman) and he took advantage of the fact she was wearing pants (if you get my drift?). Maybe she was pretending to be another nobleman? I really wish I could remember more!

I'd appreciate it if anyone can think of any books this could possibly be :)


Feb 23, 2012, 11:04pm

#157, This sounds like Duchess by Night by Eloisa James but it is set during Georgian times. She's disguised as a nobleman, not a footman, but I really think this is it!

Feb 23, 2012, 11:13pm


Not sure if this can help, but maybe you can look through these "books by subject" lists to see if anything sparks your memory.

Wish you luck!

Feb 23, 2012, 11:34pm

157/158: I think you are right. I know it's something that I have read. :)

Feb 24, 2012, 12:07pm

Absolutely Duchess By Night.

Feb 24, 2012, 8:33pm

Thank you all so much!! I'm going to check right now :)

Feb 24, 2012, 8:37pm


Feb 26, 2012, 12:17am

Hi there. New to this group and plagued with title of book i read in the late 80's early 90's. Set in California I believe
Heroine called Mel finds she has improbably only a few months of fertility left to her.
Sets out to seduce someone, fails and then asks her brother's best friend (also her best friend)who lives nearby. He finally accepts the challenge and things get going to make her pregnant. This was quite a witty story. Finally she has twins and marries the guy. Sorry forget the guys name but the jerk of a brother was Donny.

Feb 26, 2012, 2:21am

Maybe The Stud by Barbara Delinsky. It was something like that but I'm not sure about the brother and twins.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:54pm

No that does not sound right. Sorry but the title is just ticking away under my consciousness and I am sure I will recognise it...

Mar 14, 2012, 11:25pm

I'm looking for a book I read back in the late 80's. I think it was on a plantation in the carribean or Bermuda. The heroine and hero were in love, but the heroin was kidnapped or got lost and lost her memory and the villan made her believe she was his wife.

Mar 18, 2012, 6:18am

Hello I am looking for An American historical not really a western. The heroine is a "plain" school teacher for a small town. The he is a investigator with a gorgeous partner that everyone thinks solves all the cases but its really him he is seen as the slacker. He is caught in the her house overnight and they are forced into marriage. While looking into cattle murders for her bestfriends fathers ranch. they both fall down and old mine shaf(?) he is badly injured. Is sent to the hospital. He starts feeling sorry for himself and never wants to se her again. She moves close to the hospital and becomes an architect building him a house with rails that he can get around in. In the end they are seen to have a small son.

Mar 20, 2012, 2:28pm

I'm looking for a book that I believe is Historical, but I'm not completely sure. The heroine is living with an abusive uncle and starts working for the lord/duke/earl as a maid at his castle. The hero's mother is jealous/bitchy and plants a stolen piece of jewelry on her claiming she stole it. If I'm not mistaken, at one point the heroine buries something she was reading because her uncle would take it away from her if he saw it.

Mar 23, 2012, 12:44am

i'm looking for a historical romance where the hero seduces the heroine in a train where she was trying to run away bc she was afraid/shy to be with him. they marry but she finally runs away only to be years later lured back by him claiming to hire her as a lady's maid/governess or something. she did not know it was him bc he had come into a new title. he forces her to stay and work for him to take care of his aunts. bad things start to happen to her (one ex. she fell through the floor messing up her ankle and hitting her chin) turns out being one of the head maids is the badguy. other notes: (there is some chapel in the home where a baby was buried along time ago that ends up being one of the aunts child that he maid felt sworn to look after) (the hero and heroine are locked in a tower and he is almost shot. they push one badguy out of window) i could tell you the whole book but cant remember the names lol

Mar 24, 2012, 12:46am

I am hoping you can help me track down a historical romance book. The female character starts out at a convent which her brother placed her in for punishment in not following his orders. I think he wanted her to marry someone. She was then kidnapped by the main male character, enemy of her brother, where in the process she was cut by a knife in her leg by her guards.

She was brought to his home/castle where his deaf son lived. Despite being a captive, she was able to cure the child’s deafness.

She remained loyal to her brother throughout the book even though everyone tries to convince her otherwise. In the end, she comes face to face with her brother’s true nature and realizes he is as they described. I think the brother had six fingers on one hand... yes, similar to Princess Bride. lol

I read the book in early 1990’s. Thanks!

Mar 24, 2012, 3:22am

I really hope someone can help me with this, since I can't seem to get it out of my head and I'm driving myself crazy. I read a book in probably early to mid 90's, contemporary romance. The heroine is a secretary for a law firm, barely making ends meet, raising 2 younger brothers and taking care of a sick grandfather. The hero is a lawyer, maybe state attorney, he's wealthy. Typical story line they go out, she gets pregnant, he finds out and tries to "do the right thing" she, of course, is too proud to take the help. Anyway, it all ends happily ever after but to save my life I can't remember the name of the book. Any of this sound familiar??

Mar 28, 2012, 9:58am

I was absolutely thrilled to come across this, and appreciate any help that I can get.

A couple of year's ago, I read a book thatwas, for the most part, set at the turn of the 20th century (I think...).
Somehow, a modern day girl ended up switching bodies with a girl from the era (the modern girl being nicely adventurous and the historical girl a complete witch).

Regardless, the once-modern-now-stuck-in-the-past-heroine falls in love with two brothers, who were the results of a similar attachment between their mutual mother and different fathers.

I loved the time-travel/historical dichotomy with such a modern relationship agreement. If any of you remember such a novel, I would greatly appreciate some direction!

Thanks a bunch!

Mar 28, 2012, 1:43pm

#173 - sounds like A Cottage by the Sea by Ciji Ware. Is that it?

Mar 29, 2012, 8:00am

# 174-Nope- that's not it. But Cottage by the sea is DEFINITELY going on my to- read list. Thanks!

Mar 30, 2012, 12:13pm

There are these 2 historical romance novels that i cant remember the name of and its driving me crazy!! The 1st one 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 :S
The 2nd book is about this girl who runs her own estate and shes yound an spirited and loves her home more than anything. the hero is a captain i guess and he somehow inherits the house and the heroine is suppose to be his ward. I remember in the book she travels to his house disguised as a boy and tried to kill him with a knife so that she can have her estate back. I think her name was "kit" in the book. When the hero realises shes his ward he sends her off to school for young ladies. When she gets back shes all beutiful n stuff and i think they fall in love but the hero has his doubts that she loves the estate more than him :S

Anyway if someone can please tell me the names of these books i would be eternally grateful !!

Mar 31, 2012, 10:13am

>176 A.Z:
Could your second book be Just Imagine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips?

Mar 31, 2012, 10:27am

oooh yeah it is !! thanks :)

Apr 2, 2012, 10:13pm

Trying to find a book I read a WHILE ago. Sorry it's kind of fuzzy.

-Historical fiction, pretty long novel
-Uncle tries to rape a girl to impregnant/marry her to gain her inheiritance, she escapes and sleeps with a lord/knight instead.
-She becomes pregnant by him, and he marries her out of duty, but he doesn't believe the child is his, so he treats her coldly.

Apr 6, 2012, 1:38am

I have been trying to remember the name of this book for a little while. I read it a few years ago. It is a historical romance set in England and this girl is forced to marry a man from close to or in Scotland I think. I know that on their way to his home after they are married they have to stop at this fort where she is almost raped. She hates it where he lives but somehow learns to love him. I can't remember why but she ends up leaving and going back to her parents house towards the end of the book. She finds out after she gets there that shes pregnant. The man shows back up to get her right as she goes into labor in the garden. That is all I remember and I hope someone can help me figure out what this book is. I know I have the book somewhere but in moving three times in two years it is missing and I can't have my husband help me look if we don't know what to look for. Thanks so much.

Apr 6, 2012, 2:26pm

>180 pokiecs: I think this is one of Julie Garwood's books, but I can't remember which one.

Apr 6, 2012, 3:51pm

I looked them up and I don't think thats it. Thank you though.

Apr 8, 2012, 10:45pm

Hi there,

I'm looking for a book I read a long time ago about an ex- husband and wife who somehow both end up with the job of redecorating an old house/mansion. There's a storm or something, and both end up having to stay in the house for the duration of the project. Of course, they fall back in love during their time in the house. I think there was also something about their unborn babies casting a spell to make them fall in love - it might have been part of a matchmaking babies series. Sounds weird, but it was a really good book! If anyone knows the title or the name of the series, please let me know :)

Apr 9, 2012, 2:59am

Hi! I'm looking for a book I read years ago. It's a western historical romance. All I remember about the plot was that she's a red head that is indentured to a horrible individual. She manages to get away, and while trying to do something or get to somewhere she sees a group of Native American women being attacked by white settlers/ miners? she attacks the men to help the other women. Afterward a group of men from their tribe show up and she falls for one of them. I forget exactly what he is in the tribe, but I think he may have been some sort of medicine man or other well respected man in the tribe.

Anyway, if it sounds familiar please let me know. It wasn't new, but I forget when it was published.


Apr 9, 2012, 12:40pm

I believe the book that #21 Winniekuhl was looking for is These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer.

Apr 9, 2012, 5:18pm

Hello All! I am looking for a book I read at least 10 years ago. I believe it was set in Victorian times and involved a young woman that stows away on a ship, but she is dressed as a boy so she is the servant to the male character. I think when they arrive at the mainland, she does something with the theater or is a singer. Anyway, as the story progresses, she ends up pregnant wich is unknown to her love interest, and she saves a small child from a burning pile of leaves which then causes her to have a miscarriage. Does this sound familiar to anyone?

Apr 10, 2012, 1:12am

Hi guys! I read the first few chapters of this book a few months ago and cannot remember the title or author and it's driving me nuts! Anyway i believe it's a historical romance set in old England sometime. And it's about a young lady who is poor and lives with her father on a rich man's property. She used to play with the masters son whe they were children but they grew apart and she sees him again now that they are older and they don't get along. She gets in some trouble money wise I think and he offers to help. She makes a deal with him that once a week or something he gets to do whatever he wants with her for an increasing amount of time. So it starts with like 60 seconds and goes to 2 minutes and so on. That's all I remember..please let me know if this rings a bell. I'm dying to read the rest!

Apr 12, 2012, 4:54pm

Hi everyone! I'm just going to jump right in...I read this book AGES and AGES ago but for the life of me, I can't remember the name of it and it's driving me bonkers. It's a contemporary romance...the hero and heroine grew up together with the matriarch of the family. A tragedy happens, the hero's wife/girlfriend is murdered (stabbed) and the heroine, a teenager at the time, finds her and ends up with blood all over her hands. She then is questioned at the police station and the hero, who she had strong feelings for, basically abandons her and leaves town. I remember the funeral scene where the heroine, no longer a suspect, tries to hold the hero's hand but he wouldn't let her. Fast forward, the girl is grown up now, she stayed at the mansion where she was raised, taking care of the family business when the hero returns. The matriarch is now old and needs to decide who she wants to leave the bulk of her inheritance to - the hero (grandson) or heroine (adopted or family friend's daughter who has been with her all this time or something like that). I remember something about the heroine still being haunted by the night she discovered the murder scene, she has nightmares and screams in her sleep. I think she also sleepwalks. In the end the matriarch gives everything to the grandson. Can anyone help me figure this out? I know my description isn't very good but hopefully it will trigger someone's memory.

Apr 12, 2012, 8:19pm

Please help!Its a historical romance set during WW2.The hero is called François and he is a comte(France) and the heroine marries him because a fortune teller told her that he would be the love of her life.Consummation was a rape scene!They got a son,Luis.Both had lovers outside marriage and apparently the hero was spying on the Germans(This book had many themes).At the end the hero's family was killed off one by one by his best friend,Armand who was also a German spy and also the heroine's lover(?!) because he believes his wife who he murdered slept with the hero.The heroine gets shot at the end and recovers while they run away from France.

Apr 12, 2012, 8:28pm

At ladybookish that sounds like Shades of Twilight by Linda Howard

Apr 13, 2012, 9:48am

Thanks, Valia_Calla! That's the book I'm looking for!

Edited: Apr 13, 2012, 10:32pm

@ Dainty C on #47

I realize that it has been a long time since you posted this, but I think the book you are looking for is Shanna by Kathleen Woodiwiss.

Apr 13, 2012, 10:43pm

I sure hope that someone can help me with this one - it's been tickling the back of my mind for years!! This is a really old one, probably from 1985 or so. Two young brothers are on a ship, sailing from France to America, with their parents and sister. In a storm, the younger brother is swept overboard and rescued by a couple who own a Southern plantation but could have no children of their own. The rest of the family is rescued together and end up settling in the North. Flash forward several years to the advent of the Civil War. The older brother (Alex?) serves in the Union Army, I think on McClellan's staff, and falls in love with a spy/secret agent. The younger brother (starts with a C, but I can't remember it) fights for the Confederate Army and *finally* falls in love with the girl from the neighboring plantation, she who has loved him secretly ever since he was rescued. Somehow the two women (Southern belle and Northern secret agent) meet and figure out that they are in love with the brothers separated so long ago. There was something hinky about the woman who rescued the younger boy and was scared that he would abandon her now that he found his real family, but I can't remember the details. In any event, everyone lives happily ever after. I remember the book so fondly, but I have not a clue as to the title or the author.

Apr 15, 2012, 5:17pm

@ Dainty C from #47

Did you ever find your third book?

It sound alot like Highland Rose by Catherine Linden

This was actually the book that I had been looking for when I joined. Finally found it on another site.

Apr 17, 2012, 10:46pm

Hi all! I'm hoping someone can help me find this book! It's been awhile since I read it but I remember it was about a lost princess or aristocrat who was in danger and her maid ran away with her, the maid ended up dying and the girl was raised and worked at an inn, she had some kind of scar on her wrist that resembled a birthmark or something that only her family had or it was branded on her, I can't remember! It's so frustrating! I can't remember names, I think the male character may be scarred and the castle or palace or whatever has "raven" in it, maybe. I know it sounds similar to "Once a Princess" but this is a different book. Please and thank you!

Edited: Apr 23, 2012, 8:27am

I've just joined. Hello all! I am looking for a romance book that has the heroine as a blond model who was adopted and has a spoilt sister (the natural child of the parents) that talks her into using a condom filled with sperm to get pregnant from her sisters boyfriend as a surragate. The sister and the weak but funloving brother of the hero go off for a dirty weekend and have a car accident which kills the brother but not the spoilt sister. She goes into hiding but is believed dead. The heroine calls and announces that he should come and get his daughter to the complete surprise to the father. She thinks he knows all about the child. The heroines sister told her she was infertile when she wasn't so she could get her hooks into the father by pretending she was the mother. The heroine and the hero marry and the sister shows up again but I can't remember the rest. Anyone know this book? It's driving me crazy!

I have another one set in medieval times and the hero is hated by his father because when he was born it killed his mother during childbirth. The father names his son Cane. The son is forced into a marriage with a blond girl who was destined for the church. When her brother is killed she has to give up the church and marry for her father to have heirs. I may be mixing two books together but hopefully not.

Apr 23, 2012, 11:55pm


I just joined and am thrilled to have found this site. I have been searching for months/years to find this romance novel. I know I read it sometime in the past 2-3 years, but I don't know when it was published. I have the story stuck in my head, but for the life of me I cannot remember the title or the main characters names. This novel was set in the American West, most likely during the 19th century but I am not sure when exactly.

The book starts off with an Eastern lady traveling out to her uncle's ranch in the west (I think it was Texas)? She was an eastern lady who came out to the ranch by train (I think she was looking for a husband?). She has a conflicted relationship with the ranch foreman (or maybe he was just a ranch hand). He seems to not like her some of the time because of her wealthy/privileged upbringing and her lack of practical domestic skills. She eventually becomes pregnant by him. Even though the foreman/ranch hand had never wanted to be married (I don't think he did, anyway), he is forced to marry her because of the baby, but he resents her and her pampered lifestyle.

They visit her family in the East, but her relative (maybe a mother or an aunt?) slaps her in the face when she tells them she is pregnant because they dont approve of her marring someone lower class/with this guy's position on society. The ranch hand/foreman protects her and brings her back out west to live with him. She doesn't know how to cook, or clean the house, or iron his clothes without ruining them and he mocks her for it. He refuses to allow her to have servants or any household help as she struggles with her new responsibilities. Eventually she works herself into the ground trying to please him and she miscarries the baby that forced them to be married in the first place.

As they try to heal the breach in their relationship, she discoverers that the "ranch hand/foreman" is actually a member of the oil baron family that controls most of the oil in the entire state (or something like that). He has been working on drilling a well where no one thinks oil/water can be found (I forget exactly what they were drilling for). There is some sort of slimy bad character who wants to cheat them out of the profits and success of all their hard work, but they defend themselves against him.. Eventually they realize they are in love and the well is a success.

I would appreciate any help or advice anyone can give me! It was a really powerful story. Thanks!

Apr 24, 2012, 10:47am

New to the group, I'm happy I found this site! I'm looking for the name and author of a book I read in the 1970's. I don't have a lot of details but I recall it was about a woman named Rose who fell in love with a highwayman. The Rose sticks in my mind as a moniker she was given after being with the highwayman for awhile but not sure about that. Does this ring a bell with anyone? Thanks Much!

Edited: Apr 24, 2012, 11:33am

>198 Romantic867:

The Toll-Gate by Georgette Heyer has a woman named Rose who is in love with a highwayman, but they are not the main characters.

Edited: Apr 26, 2012, 10:27am

The Toll-Gate is about a very tall woman living with her dying grandfather who's heir, a creepy cousin who with another creep are staying at her grandfathers. They have robbed a convoy of newly minted money with a new stamp, that they can't spend until the currency officially comes out. Into this comes an a very large officer or former officer who likes adventure who stops at the toll-gate and finds a boy alone because his father has not returned to the toll-gate. His father is later found dead and a highwayman stops there occasionally to court the heroines governess or chaperone. The hero Jack I believe, falls for the granddaughter on sight. The get married at the grandfathers deathbed and the highwayman gets the reward for finding the gold. The cousin and other guy don't survive. They have to save the reputation of the family by killing both the creepy cousin and his creepy friend!

Apr 24, 2012, 4:18pm

After reading through many of your posts I was reminded of authors I had forgotten about. I found my book. It's Rapture by Rosamund Royal a pen name for Valerie Sherwood. Wild Rose was the name given to the main female character. This was one of the first romance novels I'd ever read and I remember loving the story. Came across another I had forgotten but enjoyed immensely: Amanda Rose by Karen Robards. Classics!

Edited: Apr 26, 2012, 10:21am

Post from Beck888.

The first part sounds like Lady of the West by Linda Howard but the last part where she loses the baby doesn't.

Apr 26, 2012, 10:35am

Beck888 maybe you should check out Diana Palmer. She writes about Texans all the time but she didn't start until the 1980s.

Apr 30, 2012, 7:11pm

Ooh I am so glad I found this group!

This is one of my favorite romance books but I can't remember the name. :(

I think it takes place in Texas (the title may include Texas).

The heroine has beautiful long, red hair and she has amnesia. The hero claims her as his wife (I think he's lying for some reason) but she doesn't remember anything about herself..

The hero has a Native American best friend who is in love with a beautiful Native American girl who the hero saves from death.

Also, the heroine's mother is very fat and is portrayed as dishonest/evil. I think the mom's name might be Bertha. This is killing me! Please help!

May 4, 2012, 2:15pm


I am looking for the title of a book. It is the story an historic romance in the American West I think, she needs to marry and have a son to inherit her father's ranch (well he died and that is stipulated in his will), so she marry a man that she freed from jail (not sure about that), she was pregnant but miscarried because of a rival who poisoned her... In the end she managed to keep the ranch as the will said she had to be expecting a boy, not to have a living child. anyway, if anyone knows the title I would be eternally grateful!

May 6, 2012, 9:48pm

I am so excited to find this happy place!

For the longest time I have wanted to find the first romance novel I ever read - sometime in the mid 90s - but I don't remember many details.

I remember that the heroine came from an island and had been abused. She was rescued at sea by the hero's brother. She can't remember much of her past. Somehow she is related to a wealthy family (I think her grandfather is still alive) and her dark past keeps resurfacing (especially some very creepy guy). At one point, the hero thinks she has betrayed him to her family and becomes ruthlessly cruel. The hero becomes a successful owner of a ship construction company (maybe even with her wealthy family). I still remember the last scene - where she goes to visit him at the docks and their son runs to him.

If anyone has any idea, I would be so happy and so grateful!!

May 13, 2012, 1:33pm

New to group. Looking for author of several romance books with a background theme of several women living together outside of the city in possible regency era England. They all must provide some form of income and they aren't allowed to pry into each others background. They have a green house where plants/flowers are grown to be sold to the wealthy for weddings, parties, etc.
Each woman has their own book where the reader finds out about how she came to live with the other women, her background and of course finds love.
I remember one of the women is discovered by her husband who she ran away from right after her marriage when he comes to the home visiting with his friend who is married to one of the other women. They are both shocked to see the other one and he makes a strong demand for her to pack her things and be ready to go. Of course her friend is afraid he might punish her and wants her husband to stop the forced departure.
Does this sound familiar to anyone?

May 13, 2012, 6:10pm

May 16, 2012, 3:13pm

Hey, I am so excited to have found this group - I have been obsessing about finding this book and i hope someone can help me. I cant remember much details except that that it was a regency novel (or historical) and something bad almost happens to the hero/heroine (and the heroine is pregnant) and they decide to sleep together and afterwards she thinks she is having a miscarriage becasue she starts to bleed out and i think the scene involved a bath tub and maybe the girl moves out? but i remember in the end she didnt lose the baby

... any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

Thank You!!

May 30, 2012, 6:08pm

PLEASE HELP! I am looking for a book I read in mid 1990's. It was a regency or historical. It had a heroine and her cousin were kidnapped by her fiancée's enemy. He was going to humiliate him by selling her, but falls in love and marries her secretively. Key points: she was supposed to sleep on the floor but didn't because she has nightmares. He didn't soak English and she didn't speak his language so they used French to communicate. He refused to beat her so he used sex as a threat to train her to be a slave. He called her Le fleur. The cousins were both female and one was given to a friend. Oh and I think she had an aversion to cuffs because she was tied down as a kid because of a fever... Please help! I haven't been able to find it anywhere. Thank you!

Jul 3, 2012, 1:46pm

I'm looking for a historical romance, this book is in a series of books I read maybe 7 or 8 years ago. What I remember is... The lead male character is named Clayton he ends up marring this girl because they were caught doing something at night alone, I think what there were doing was completely innocent, I think the may have gotten married to save her from having to marry someone else, it took awhile for them to warm up to each other. Also the lead male has a duel with sole lord or duke or something and i think he ends up getting shot, but the other guys dies? I'm not sure I cant remember much else but if someone could help that would be awesome!

Jul 3, 2012, 2:02pm

Could this be The Fire Inside by Kat Martin? It is the middle of a 3 book series. But, Clayton Harcourt is the name of the hero.

Jul 4, 2012, 3:36pm

I'd love help remembering the name of a book I read when I was maybe in late teens, so around mid to late 70s. It was set in Australia, and was about a rancher who starts a ranch, brings an English bride to Australia, they make a life and have a family, but she never really loves it. They hire a housekeeper and she and the rancher fall in love and have a long time love affair and I think even a child together. He dies in her arms at the end (I think there's a fire involved, but that might be me confusing it with the Thorn Birds.) I think the book might be the name of the ranch, but not sure. Is that obscure enough for you?

Jul 4, 2012, 6:03pm

Trying to locate a historical time travel romance book from at least ten years ago and possibly longer. Modern day at the beginning - two couples travel from (New England) but I think Maine to England and the men buy an unusual box in an antique store. The store owner woman tells them if they are able to reveal the secret in the box they will discover something which has been long sought. There is a powder hidden the box which when inhaled enables them to travel back in time. They end up burying important deeds/documents in the past in Colonial America (early 1700s) they will need in the present. One man's wife is named Penny/Penelope. I do not remember how it is resolved in the present after they return but I think they switch who they are married since they have affairs with the other spouse in the past.

Also, cannot remember author/ titles or find in my library system nor on Amazon 'though I read them, - series of four books about a baby girl left on the doorstep of a men's club with a note to her possible father. I think the first was written about four-five years ago with the last one in 2010. The four young men who live there have to determine if he is the father of the girl and what happened to the woman he may have impregnated. The books are all tied together but each individual book involves each man's search as he rediscovers his lost love and what has happened to them. They try to keep the baby girl hidden from the other residents but are not able to. Of course, the girl is so wonderful that her being there transforms the crotchety old men who live/work at the club into likable people. Since there are four books, the reader learns in the final book who the father is.

Edited: Jul 4, 2012, 8:27pm

#214, mgdonutman.

I am not familiar with your time travel book but the second series you mentioned is The Runaway Brides series by Celeste Bradley. I believe the series starts with Devil in My Bed.

Jul 5, 2012, 3:20pm

Wonderful. Thank you very much mamalaz. Looks like there are only three titles in this series. Shows you what happens to your memory. I am a librarian so I know what it is like to solve book puzzles when the customer does not have all the details straight (like a three year old child and not a baby)

Hope someone is able to come up with the first book at some point. When I retired, my reading list document containing all the titles, authors and synopsis for each book I had read for the past two years did not save correctly onto my flash drive. Of course, I did not find that out until after my work computer had been reconfigured. Since I read a book about every three days, that was a lot of carefully saved information and details lost.

Jul 5, 2012, 5:50pm

Good luck mgdonutman.

Jul 6, 2012, 9:55pm

It sounds like one of Kate Moning's Highlander books which I read years ago obviously. The one I am thinking it might be is Immortal Highlander and the character is Adam Black.

Jul 7, 2012, 1:05am

Thats it! Thank you sooooo much!

Jul 12, 2012, 11:24pm

I am trying to remember the title of a book that I read 15 or 20 years ago. It is about a young English woman who runs away or wanders off on the day of her arranged marriage. She is kidnapped from the docks by a pirate/privateer and taken to his plantation near New Orleans against her will. He has assumed that she is a woman of the streets and doesn't believe her when she tells him her story. The plot has several twists and turns. The heroine befriends a young servant or slave who has been in love with the hero's friend for many years. There is also the woman scorned who plays a role in the plot. I remember that the heroine gets pregnant and eventually kills the villain with a sword when the hero is lured away. She is also reunited with her family when the hero arranges for them to come to Louisiana.

Any help in identifying this book is greatly appreciated.

Jul 13, 2012, 11:23am

I remembered another part of the story. If I am not mistaken, the heroine meets her friend who has been in love with the hero's friend since she was basically a child by the way) when the heroine tries to run away and is almost sold into slavery or prostitution with her new friend. Thoughts?

Jul 15, 2012, 5:30pm

I have a Name this Book question. Zebra Historical, I believe, 1992-1995. The book started with a sad note. A son, I think, died very young. The heroine is very distraught, she lost a lot of weight and marriage failed. Time passed, she snapped out of her depression and tries to win back her stray husband. I am hoping I could get help with this... my friend is going through something similar and thought to give her hope and a happy ending in a story. I remembered reading this many years ago and the story stuck... It has a shiny silver cover. Heroine has red hair in the cover. I would greatly appreciate any help. Is there a website that I can search?? Thanks!

Jul 16, 2012, 1:13am

Tara_Dudley, Lisa Kleypas has a couple of books about pirates and New Orleans: When Strangers Marry and Only With Your Love.

Jul 17, 2012, 12:29am

>BashfulB - maybe you can try this website:
Good luck! :)

Jul 23, 2012, 10:34am

Here's another name this book. Published in the 90's. It's about two families united in marriage. The main character is accused of murdering his brother and sister-in-law (very sure the sister-in-law's name is Debra). He also develops a relationship with the daughter of a former maid or butler (I think).

Know this is vague but will appreciate any help.


Edited: Jul 26, 2012, 10:20pm

Book I read as described below:

Woman is poor. Think she is librarian? Dating town doctor. His brother comes to town and is wealthy. Doctor is always busy and worries about her not having thing she needs. Asks brother to move in with her to keep her company. Doctor convinces her his brother is gay, so no need to worry about her reputation. This works for a while until the attraction comes too strong. And feelings as well. She Finds the truth. She is appalled at the lies. She feels a pity case. Runs away. No one can find her. he is in misery. Time passes and she returns...with her child. She does some kind of renovation of the library. Believe she was an author after she disappeared.


3/26/12- found it! Jude Deveraux " The Blessing".

Jul 26, 2012, 11:19pm

This has been posted on several different forums (amazon, good reads, RTbookreviews) without success for the last six years and now i've gotten the bug. I'm hoping someone can please help!

here is the original text, I'm also including the links to posts so you can see the books that were suggested to the original poster and rejected. it would be so great if someone could solve this 7 years mystery.

"Hi! I'm wondering if anyone can help me with finding the title and author of a historical romance I once read and have been looking for ever since. I can remember the heroine and the plot , but I can't remember the book's title or its author. If anyone can help it would be much appreciated! OK so here are the details:

The heroine is sent off to be a type of "lady in waiting" in the French court in the beginning of the novel and I'm pretty sure it's set in the seventeenth or eighteenth century. I seem to remember her name being Athena but I could be wrong - it may be something similar. She's blond and angelic looking and very delicate in physique

She gets attacked on the streets and loses her memory and is saved by a man who takes her in as his daughter because she is strikingly similar to his own dead daughter. He raises her as his own and she eventually becomes the King's "mistress" but their relationship is never actually consummated. He eventually marries her off to someone and they fall in love but the man can't have sex with her as he is told that pregnancy may kill her.

Much of the novel is about their frustration and misunderstandings - i.e. he thinks she doesn't love him, she thinks the same because he refuses to have sex with her. I remember she gets reunited with her family after nearly being seduced by her own brother (unknowingly of course - they do not know they are related). I also remember it ends on a happy note, but don't remember exactly what happened.

That's all I can remember - I hope someone can help!"

Jul 27, 2012, 11:13am


After a couple of weeks of random Google searches I found it listed on GoodReads. Flames of Passion by Sheryl Flournoy. I have read those Lisa Kleypas books--I think it's time to revisit them too. Thanks!

Jul 28, 2012, 12:02pm

I've had trouble finding an old harlequin that I read in the late 90's early 2000's. It was about a ward, I think her name was Alexandria, she was living with her sister and her sister's husband, but the sister was pregnant and couldn't handle taking care of her rebellious sister so they sent her to live with the husband's brother who was some sort of travel journalist and ended up being kidnapped while covering a story abroad? If anyone has any ideas that would be very helpful I've been trying to think of the name for a couple of years now!!!

Jul 29, 2012, 12:21pm

I just remembered at the beginning of the book Alexandria is dating some pretty boy named troy, they end up breaking up in the middle of the book.

Aug 4, 2012, 12:06pm

Hello all! I was telling a friend about a book I read in the 80s and now I'm going crazy trying to find it. I so hope one of you recognizes this story.

The heroine Gabrielle saves a traveling captain who was shot at and falls off his horse. She takes him (unconcious) to her home where her uncle forbids her to see him because he doesn't want the man interfering with his plans to sell off Gabrielle in marriage. But Gabrielle starts sneaking into the man's room at night and becomes his phantom angel. When he leaves she dresses up as a boy (Gabe), meets up with him on the road and claims to be the one who saved him. As Gabe, she becomes his constant companion, verbally torments him incessantly, and continues to save him from more assassination attempts. But in the dark of night, she comes to him as his phantom lover. Because of this, he thinks he's going insane until Gabe has an accident on a ship, gets knocked unconscious and he discovers the truth.

I seriously could go on and tell you the entire storyline, but I can't for the life of me remember the title or the author. Any help would really be appreciated. Thanks!

Aug 15, 2012, 8:09pm

Hello! I'm in search of a book that i read in the 80's or early 90's. It was a contemporary romance, possibly a Harlequin Presents or Silhouette Desire. unfortunately I don't remember the plot or title. I only remember a pivotal scene in which the hero & heroine are sleeping in separate rooms with an adjoining wall. He is awakened in the night by the sound of her moaning/crying out because of a very vivid and erotic dream, which she later confesses is about him.

Does this ring a bell with anyone? I would dearly love to read this one again.

Aug 30, 2012, 1:29am

Hello!! Im in search of a book I read several years ago. The book starts when the heroine is about to be executed because she stoled something, I can't remember what, the hero is passing and he is a spy and also an earl I think, he needs a wife, so he marries her and that way he saves her. They fell in love, she is a heiress escaping her uncle and cousin, she gets pregnant by the hero. The hero has a brother and later in the book I found out he has an step brother. She goes back to her uncles house to marry her cousin but the heroes goes work in the house pretending to be a simple worker.

I would love to read this book again.


Aug 31, 2012, 9:11pm

I looking for a book that starts off where the heroines father is murder and she(possibly) thinks she did it as a small child. She grows up and is kicked out of her house by her uncle(?) and hires on with an American ship captain to survive! She is very good at painting and while on the ship notices fraud paintings because she is the one that painted them! They end up getting marrie and moving to his large plantation home in viginia(or some other southern state) I think towards the end she is attacked by her uncle in her home during a hurricane! Can you help me find it! I know it's a vague description!

Edited: Sep 3, 2012, 4:12pm

Kmizell (234), this sounds a lot like a Kathleen E. Woodiwiss book.

In The Elusive Flame, the heroine thinks she killed her guardian (but not as a small child). She hires an American ship captain to take her back to her relative in the South. She is a painter but I don't remember any fraud with her paintings. She is attacked during a hurricane.

Sep 3, 2012, 2:51pm

THANK YOU!!!! that was it!

Sep 5, 2012, 4:07pm

looking for a contemporary novel about a couple moving in with his friend. Over time the woman in the relationship and her boyfriends friend become closer. I cant remember what any of them do for a living or where its based. The friend with the house hes a musician maybe. When the boyfriend finally sees whats going on him and his friend get in a fight and they all go their own ways but in the end she goes back to the friend. have any ideas? :)

Edited: Sep 6, 2012, 10:01am

Hello! I am so gladI found this site as I really want to read this book that I only briefly glimpsed at and forgot to record the name.
It's a historical regency and fairly recent (I came upon the title in the past few days and book published in recent years) and all I remember is something about respectable ladies not hired to work as estate managers/chateleine, but the heroine is no respectable lady. I can't find tags to the story, but the author is either new or a well known one.
Any ideas to the name?

Sep 7, 2012, 11:25pm

Hi everyone, I am looking for a book I read back in the 90's. I think the main character was named Brianna or something similar, her father had gambled away all their money including their home. She was forced to stay with the man who won the house, at one point he told her she could take a bag of money or stay with him and she decided to stay with him. Then she decided to run away to some place in Bath with a nanny or maid, but the main male character followed her. I don't really remember anything else. If someone could help me find this book that would be so awesome! Thanks!

Sep 11, 2012, 5:43am

Hi All - I am so glad I found this site as this has been bugging me for ages and I cannot get them out of my head - So i am looking for 2 romance books I read ages ago - more than 10 years and could be Harlequin or Mira or the like.

1 - its about a young smart shy girl in last year of high school has sex with a hot guy from class and gets pregnant. Her male best friend (who has loved her for ages) finds out and pretends its his and they get married. Years later they have had a couple more kids and it is school reunion and the real father shows up and somehow finds out that the daughter is his. Can't remember any names just the plot.

2 - again a young girl (pattern here), he is older and is about to break up as he is going away for a year or so but she gets pregnant, they get married and have twins I think, (this is in the back story). Present day and her best friend tells her he has slept with someone else and she gets upset, (friend is jealous and wants the man). By this time he is quite successful but keeps her in background as he wants to keep her innocent. Wife starts spreading her wings, takes art classes, gets makeover blah blah - he thinks he is losing her. Ends up with her being pregnant again and they finally have happy ever after.

I know it is not much but it is driving me crazy so any help appreciated.


Sep 13, 2012, 8:21pm

Hello Everyone! I have been searching for a couple of books that I have read awhile ago, back in 2005 i believe.

Book 1: About a woman that goes on a trip to another country I believe it was England. This woman pretty much meets a guy who is royalty and they basically fall in love. In the end, for some reason, she leaves back to America, her apartment and seems to be down with the flu. Goes through multiple boxes of tissues, but later finds out that she is actually pregnant. The guy ends up showing up at her front door and claims his love for her and when she tells him that she's pregnant, he is shocked. He believed that she was pregnant from some other guy, because he was told that he was unable to produce children. She clarified that the baby was his and they lived happily ever after.

Book 2: Don't remember too much about this book but I believe this one was a harlequin intrigue book. It was about a woman that hired a private investigator. They shared a room at one point and she was a virgin and they ended up making love.

Sep 14, 2012, 11:41am

#241, Book 1 sounds like a Karen Marie Moning book, from her Highlander series (time travel.) It sounds like it's either The Immortal Highlander or The Dark Highlander - sound familiar?

Sep 14, 2012, 4:17pm

#242, I looked at those books and they seem to not be it. Book 1 was a bit more modern and i believe the woman in the novel had an apartment in new york/chicago, something like that. I'm not too sure but I think the woman was some sort of painter/sculptor or just had a desk job.

Sep 15, 2012, 8:45pm

Hello everyone. Im extremely new to this site. I have been searching for this certain book for about 5 years now. I can not remember the name, author, or any names of the characters. If any one can help i will be tremendously grateful.....

Well the story takes place in New Orlean(i think). A virgin 31 year old woman works in a shabby bar as a waitress. the owner she looks up to as her father, he falls ill and on his death bed ask her to marry him. He is only asking because he left a fortune back in Lousiana when he was a younger man and he wants her to have it. He cares about her and he knows she will have nothing once he dies. She accepts and goes to New Orleans by train where she is greeted by his 2 sons. His sons and everyone in the city hates him. He did not tell the girl that he fled New Orleans due to being suspected for murder of his wife. His wife was native american and she was found in a water well dead from beiing pushed inside. Plus the fortune that he had has decreased and has turned into debt. So his wife (the young lady) now is being hounded by the owners of his debt. One of the the people forces her to become a slave and their home due to the debts owed by her husband. Her son eventually pays the debt and makes her his slave because he is angry at his father. he also hates the girl because he believes she only married his father for money. The have a scene where he realizes she is a virgin and he becomes irate because that means her marriage to his father wasnt consumated. Eventually he falls for her and gets her pregnant and realizes that his father did not kill his mother. His mother was killed by a woman that was in love with the father and i think had a child with him at some point. the lady also had a statue in her garden of a little girl, it was her daughter that had died. anyways, she tried to kill the girl and she is saved my the guy.

I hope someone can help me with this one. I hope i have given enough information. thanks in advance....

Sep 28, 2012, 4:40pm

I am looking for a book where the young English woman of marriageable age, becomes a highwayman in the neighboring towns to help support her family. She masquerades as a boy and no one seems to guess. She leaves by the window, and usually while the men are playing poker. She could be targeting an Earl's friends or the earl. During the day she is a loving sister. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I think it was written in the 80's or 90's.

Thank you for the help.

Edited: Sep 30, 2012, 1:15pm

Hello All,
I am looking for a medieval romance, that I think the main female characters name is lynette or lynna, she doesn't feel pretty but has a beautiful voice that lends to her beauty when she sings and the soldier or knight that comes their is gorgeous. They fall in love as well as her brother and half brother have his allegiance to the fathers dismay...I can't think of anything else that might be helpful besides the fact, I'm sure was published before 2000...If anyone can help with author or title would be greatly appreciated, it's driving me crazy trying to figure this out....Thanks

Oct 11, 2012, 4:13am

Hi,I really need help finding this book. All I can remember of the the book is that its about this young girl who meets a wealthy business man on a plane and she starts crying(I think) and tells him that her uncle wants her to marry his son. The wealthy man(millionaire? ) impulsively decides to pretend to be her fiancée and help her. He later finds out that the girl owns a ranch left to her by her parents and the uncle has discovered oil on the ranch and wants the money from that oil find. I remember there was a part where the girl called her "fiancée " to inform him that her uncle had filed a lawsuit of some sort and he flew in a helicopter with his lawyers to see her. Can anyone please help me with this cos I would love to read that novel again.

Oct 13, 2012, 10:50pm

Need help! I can't for the life of me remember the author or title. It's about a woman whose husband is taken captive and 'brainwashed' into becoming a love slave of sorts to this woman. The wife goes in search of him and becomes the mistress to the woman's brother. The brother/sister pair are barren and neither can produce an heir so they set the husband/wife (not knowing they know each other) up to produce an heir for them. Any ideas?! From late 90s I think.

Oct 14, 2012, 1:09am

Is it Hellion by Bertrice Small?

TandEsMom Posted: Need help! I can't for the life of me remember the author or title. It's about a woman whose husband is taken captive and 'brainwashed' into becoming a love slave of sorts to this woman. The wife goes in search of him and becomes the mistress to the woman's brother. The brother/sister pair are barren and neither can produce an heir so they set the husband/wife (not knowing they know each other) up to produce an heir for them. Any ideas?! From late 90s I think.

Edited: Oct 14, 2012, 1:27am

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Edited: Nov 8, 2012, 10:13pm

Hi everyone! I've posted on a couple of other sites to no avail, so I'll try my luck here. This is what I remember:

I remember this book being one that's quite recent, as in published within the last couple of years.

The heroine in the novel poses as her brother and goes off to fight a duel with the hero (a lord). She is shot and ends up being taken to the hero's home to recover, where he discovers that she's a girl. The heroine has red hair; her father is ailing, I think; and I believe the brother challenged the hero to a duel because he (the brother) was drunk and took offense at some slight insult. The hero, as I recall, is a cynical, jaded type of character.

I've been looking for this book for a while. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

Edit: I found it! It's called The Rake by Georgina Devon. Thanks goes to mina1989 from another forum

Oct 14, 2012, 2:30pm

I read a great book a maybe 10 years ago. It was a contemporary romance. The heroine was a twin who was pregnant and had amnesia. She had broken up with her boyfriend months ago after he moved away. Later she had also moved to New York, but had no contact with him or her twin back in California. After an accident she got amnesia and she was on the news where her ex-boyfriend saw her and he then went and got her, told her who she was, let her stay with him. She was pregnant and they didn't know whether on not he was the father because the doctor couldn't tell how far along she was. Does anyone know what this book is?

Oct 23, 2012, 11:58pm

Hello, I'm looking for a historical regency romance that I read recently but can't remember the name of.

Honestly, the only bit of information I remember is that the hero's family has ALWAYS married money. I think the hero is a duke (or an earl), and his family came from a baronetcy or earldom in the medieval times. The first duke (or what he was then) married an heiress, and afterwards succeeding heirs built upon the family's fortunes. But this guy fell in love with someone who was not an heiress, but that wasn't a huge point in the story.

By that I mean the hero wasn't upset he didn't marry an heiress, and I'm not sure if his family is still alive. It was just mentioned in the story but not a huge deal.

Sorry for this little information, but could someone help me find the name of this book?

Edited: Oct 24, 2012, 12:05am

245, could the book be Moonrise by Ana Seymour?

I also think The Runaway Countess by Leigh LaValle fits the bill, though this one was written in 2012.

Edited: Oct 25, 2012, 7:32pm

I read a book several years ago that my Mother-in-Law let me borrow. She warned me from the begining that some parts of it got really steamy and they did in fact get there. In the begining of the book the main woman either own's some type of laundry store or washes and irons clothes for a living. A man shows up and tells her to marry him and she refuses. He threatens her and she runs to another man, I THINK he runs a lumber mill or hardware store or something in town. She actually gets hired for sex in ordered to be protected. She goes to live with the man in his house and he teaches her all sorts of new things about intercourse. Sometime in the book she ends up being kidnapped and taken to some sort of cave or mines and he has to go after her becaues he realizes he loves her....I wanna say a Rose is involved some how too!

I've been trying to think of the name for forever and I can't think of it. It's an older romance probably published in the 1980's - early 2000's, does anyone know the name? Thanks!

Edited: Nov 15, 2012, 8:33am

#240- caluna
Book 2 is Michelle Reid's "The Ultimate Betrayal"

Oct 31, 2012, 11:42pm

Hey guys. I read this book a few years ago and can't for the life of me remember much about it, or the name and/or author. I know that it's about a guy that is in a wheel chair, and in the end he ends up standing up and walking out of it, and out of a burning building while his enemy is inside. Along the way he falls in love with a girl and romance ensues and all that jazz...but that's basically all I can remember from the book .Any ideas?

Nov 2, 2012, 9:46pm

257 - That might be Envy by Sandra Brown.

Edited: Nov 5, 2012, 2:35pm

Hey, Im so glad I found this site! There is a book I read about 5-6 years ago... I remember the plot, but not the name of the characters, title or author!

In the book the man is a womanizer & has a main mistress... He marries for convenience & consumates the marriage really rough, where as the servant is shocked because he is well known for "great love-making"... early the next morning she gets up & as shes walking around she finds her new husband making love to his mistress... Then she packs her bags & decides to go to one of his other houses in the country, where when she arrives she finds out he has a young daughter ( dont remember the age but im guessing around 12 years old?) and she restores the mansion & the servants love her & she creates a special bond with the little girl.

He later decides to go see how miserable his "wife" is & discovers how happy she is without him & he falls in love with her & changes... But around the last chapters his wife is pregnant, & they are at a party & his ex-mistress sets a trap for him & his wife leaves him.... she goes to like a secret place of hers & he is going crazy bc hes in love with her.. & he finds her & asks for forgiveness just in time for her to give birth!

Any help is appreciated! Thanks so much!!! :)

--- Found it on Bing! Its "the way of the heart by Cheryl Holt" :)

Nov 6, 2012, 11:23pm

Hi everyone! I am looking for a book I read probably 15 years ago. It is a Historic Christmas romance about a women who inherits a house from her daughters estranged father after he dies. The daughters name is Beth I think and she also has a few adopted children. When they move out to he house it turns out he guys partner owns half the house and it is a brothel. She ends up moving in anyway and basically draws a line down the middle of the house.

Does this ring a bell to anyone? I think of this book every Christmas an can never remember the name or author!


Edited: Nov 15, 2012, 8:33am

#255- Ellie37713

It sounds like Simply Love by Catherine Anderson.

Nov 16, 2012, 4:03pm

Hi, I am new here - love this site. Trying to find a book I had in the 80s. The cover page was torn off, so I have no idea as to the title but here goes: a woman was heading down south to visit her sister. She gets in a car accident and wakes up in the 1800s. A man helps her, but does not believe she is from future. He is getting ready to go to the south for what becomes the civil war. She debates telling him the outcome and what happens to Lincoln. She finally shows him her wristwatch from the 1976 Bicentennial. He believes her, does not go to war. They marry, have children, live happily ever after. However, the last few pages of book are in present time. Her sister in the south is looking thru old family treasures while mourning the loss of her sister who DIED in a car accident. She comes across an old 1800s photo of her sister and her family, along with a letter written to her by her sister in the 1800s.

Ring any bells? Thanks, Michelle

Nov 18, 2012, 7:04pm

Hi everyone I am new here. I am looking for a romance book that I read recently.

It's about a married heroin who is unhappy in her marriage. She married for the sake of her brother (I believe) and her husband is not a good person.

She meets the hero who is a rake. They want to have an affair but cannot because of her husband.

The hero gets one of his lovers to pay attention to the husband to have time to seduce the heroin.

The hero and heroine manage to have an affair.

However, at one point the hero and heroine separate still in love with each other. She gets pregnant and I think she wants to sail to America and the hero agrees to take her in his boat. Her husband however eventually gets to them, but the hero outranks the husband.

Ultimately the hero and heroine end up together.

I just have no idea what the book or the author were. Any help would be appreciated.


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Nov 26, 2012, 12:25am

I, too, am new here! I have a few books I am looking for:

1) A book about a wealthy Spanish (I think) landowner's daughter being kidnapped by the hero (whose brother was killed by heroine's father) and he is so angry he fails to realize how much he is hurting the girl as he drags her behind his horse and her feet get all messed up. He takes her to his home (like a village) and she heals and some time goes by, I think. Here, my memory is really bad and I don't recall a lot of the middle plot (something happens with illness/attack on a neighboring village, I think). But in the end, the heroine ends up back home with her dad, but in love with the hero. In one scene, the hero sneaks into her room in the middle of the night before some major plot against her father, who is not a good guy. I don't remember the end, but all is well, of course. I don't remember the cover (red, perhaps?) and I read it at least 5-8 years ago, so no idea on pub date.

2) This one is even more faint in my memory (sorry!). There was a story about a single dad and his neighbor named Molly. Something happens to Molly and she is super sore, so she falls asleep in her warm bath and can't move because she is so stiff in the cold water. The hero comes into her house and rescues her. That is really all I might have been Harlequin but possibly by a somewhat well-known author.

3) The last one I remember very clearly. It is a western romance where a young, plump beautiful girl needs to cross the US to her brother to escape marrying the man her father has picked out for her. She hires a half white, half Indian drunk to take her across (after rescuing him from bleeding to death, I think). By the end of the book, she has turned from a spoiled brat into to a mature young woman. At some point, they live with the Lakota where the hero goes through the steps to become a warrior and stop drinking. They fall in love and are married (at least, to the Lakota). Then, tragedy strikes and the Lakota are attacked and most everyone is killed, but the girl (Caroline?) and the hero escape (she has to kill a man, I think). He takes her to her brother, finds out her father is there, and leaves. As she realizes she is pregnant, she also realizes she will have to marry the man her father picked for her in order for the baby to have a name. At the last minute, the hero storms into the church and marries her (legally, this time) and they go off together. He is shot (?) and she has to help him. When they get to a town, she accepts help from her husband's estranged grandfather. The hero is reluctant to stay at his family's farm (his grandparents kicked his mother out when he found out she was pregnant, but the hero later learns the grandmother had searched for her, I think). Eventually, he finds his father (who had been an Indian horse trainer) and the girl has her baby in a dramatic fashion. They all live happily ever after (Unless the grandfather dies...I can't remember). At some point, someone is kidnapped again, I think.

It's been great fun looking through the posts here and I'm so sad I can't think of anyone's books. Any help on mine would be wonderful--Thanks!! Betsy

Dec 1, 2012, 2:38pm

Hello ~
I'm new here and was wondering if some one could tell me the title of these books?
I read them a few years ago and I really enjoyed them, but I can't remember the titles or authors.

1) Basically goes like this : This guy pretending to be this wealthy ranch or farm owner gets this woman pregnant, and afterward takes off. The woman goes looking for the guy ( I think to tell him she's pregnant) and ends up finding the real "(Insert Name Here)". The real guy feels sorry for her, lets her stay at his ranch so they can both find the impostor, and over time end up falling for each other. Only problem is that she's pregnant with some other guy's baby, so they're both trying to deny their feelings. In the end they find the guy, but he actually turns out to be a hot mess and already married or in a relationship to some other girl. The woman and cowboy then go off and have their happily ever after :)
I guess something that would be distinctive is at the beginning of the book when the woman comes to the real guy's ranch/farm, she crashes into a tree or something and passes out so everyone on the ranch thinks she's crazy at first. I think the genre would be romance.

2) This mother and daughter move to this Texas town because her mother is an activist writer and thinks that this company there is participating in illegal dumping. While there, the daughter falls for and starts dating the popular guy. There's also a carnival in town where one night a girl is murdered and the daughter starts investigating. Sooner or later, the townspeople start hating and harassing the mother and daughter because the company the mother is investigating supplies the town with most of the jobs there. If the plant closes, almost the whole town will be jobless. One day, the mother goes away for whatever reason and the girl is left all by herself. Due to her wariness of the town and the situation she's in, she decides to stay up or can't sleep. Well a few houses down from them is an old man that has these 3 dogs/rottweilers that bark at anything that moves. She hears them start to bark and is put even more on the edge when she hears them stop. A person breaks in and tries to kill her, but something happens. (I don't if someone stopped by) but it turns out to be her boyfriend, the popular dude, and I can't really remember anything else.

Edited: Dec 2, 2012, 3:40am

>266 Elise_AB: Elize_AB, might the first one be Texas Baby by Kathleen O'Brien?

Dec 4, 2012, 1:51pm

This seems to be a good source for naming a missing book. Here's a possible tough one. I'm pretty sure it was part of a compilation. What I remember is the female lead married her spanish lover in a hospital right before he goes unconscious, then he loses his memory of her. They go back to Spain (i think) and his mother is openly hostile to the wife. There's a brother that makes the estranged husband jealous, there's a parade through the streets that finally sparks the husband's memory again. Any clue? I fear it accidentally made it's way into a give away pile, but I can't stop thinking about reading it again.

Dec 4, 2012, 5:35pm

What was the name of the Johanna lindsey book where the girl runs away from home because her father wouldn't let her run their ranch because she was a girl. She dresses like a man and sets out to find work on a ranch to get experience.

Dec 4, 2012, 7:10pm

>269 gpangel:
Sounds like All I Need is You except she runs away to be a bounty hunter.

Dec 9, 2012, 4:21pm

I posted this in the Name That Book group, but I'll try here, too.

I read this WWII romance in the 70's but it's probably older. It's possible I'm blending several similar plots. Hero and heroine are caught in the blitz in London, I think in the underground. One of them (can't remember which but I think it's the hero) is wounded by the blast and possibly can't remember or won't tell his/her identity. They go to the flat of the non-wounded one. They end up having a one night stand. Significant plot detail -- one of them (again, I think it's the hero) wears a thin chain with a gold charm, maybe a star, around neck, which the other sees when they make love. This is somehow important in establishing identity later.
He leaves, possibly she is pregnant, but doesn't know his name. Eventually after much tribulation they find each other.

It is not any of the following books with similar plot points: Random Harvest by James Hilton, Dark Legacy aka Happy Now I Go by Theresa Charles, The Wood and the Trees by Mary Elgin

Dec 15, 2012, 9:26pm

Hi! I'm actually looking for two books, both contemporary, one more so that the other.
The older of the two is about a nanny-turned-wife. Her husband is socially way above her, and doesn't trust her. He only married her for the sake of his two kids. She still attends nightclasses so her hubbie gets worried when it seems likes she's seeing someone else and coming in late. They end up in bed together at some point, and something happens that really gets the husband mad, but he doesn't realize his mistake until his wife is hit by a car and miscarries.
The newer of the two is about a girl who gets a job as a secretary after the boss's mother meets her in a hair salon. The boss is involved in a divorce between two friends of his that is turning really ugly, so he takes the secretary's advice and drops the friends off on an island resort, while inviting himself and the secretary along with to monitor the process.
Any ideas? I'm pretty sure the last one is a harlequin, but I'm not sure about the first.

Dec 15, 2012, 11:06pm

Hello. I am looking for a contemporary romance book I believe to be from the early to mid 1990s. The main characters name is Melanie Winters or Melanie Green, I can't quite remember. Her romance interest is named Cole. The plot is when she was 17 they were in a relationship, but he was 24 and did know how young she was. So he ended up breaking off their relationship. They meet up again about 8 years later, and realize they still have a connection. She never told him she ended up pregnant, and had a miscarrige. Any help would be usefull. I have been looking for this book for so long. Thanks!

Edited: Dec 15, 2012, 11:36pm

I am searching for a book. I cannot remember the title or author. Here are the details from the book

It is set in the far north of Europe/Norway/Maybe even Russia, very cold/snowy. The heroine's family are known for their ability to train horses. At the beginning of the story, the heroine is riding back home through the snow at night and comes across a group of men. She realizes the danger and tries to flee on her horse. The leader chases her, catches her, takes her virginity, and leaves her lying in the snow. She faints during the attack and when she awakens she returns home and tells no one. She lives with constant night terrors that haunt her every night where she re-lives the man chasing her and raping her.

Several years later, she goes to visit her uncle who lives in the desert and as she arrives she runs into the man who raped her. He doesn't remember her, but she recognizes him immediately and instantly attacks him. The uncle intervenes and introduces her to the man not knowing what happened to her in the past. She keeps her secret, but doesn't hide how much she hates the man. The man cannot understand why she hates him so much when they just met.

The man ends up returning with her to her home in the north as some sort of representative of her uncle who hopes he will be able to learn the family's secret to training their horses. Along the way he begins to have feelings for her, but she continues to hate him.

Once at her home, the man stays and continues to try to get the girl to change her opinion of him while also hoping to learn the secrets to training horses. He later hears the heroine confessing to her grandfather what the man did to her years ago and about the nightmares she has each night about the incident.

If anyone can remember this book and author, I would be most grateful.

Dec 16, 2012, 6:14am


Im looking for a book I read a while ago, the plot is a single mum of a boy who looks like her, they bump into her ex boyfriend who may or may not be the father, she doesnt know who the father is as she was raped while with the ex boyfriend. Any ideas?

Dec 19, 2012, 4:32am

Hi, the book I'm looking for has 2 plots I think, set in contemporary time. I can only remember the subplot which is when a billionaire, who rides a motorcycle, goes back to college and he uses his teacher for some purpose but ends up falling in love with her. I remember that when she was in high school she used to be heavy and it's made her shy with men, even though she lost all her fat.

Dec 19, 2012, 3:56pm

Hi, I'm looking for a book that features 2 stories. I only remember one of them. Contemporary romance, published sometime between 2000 - 2004. Exes get stuck in an office building overnight after a power outage and have to bed down in the lobby. He wants to get back together with her and sets about convincing her to take him back. Thanks!

Dec 22, 2012, 11:08pm

I have been looking for a book I read when I was an early teen - one of the first romance novels I ever read - and before I even looked at authors or titles (just judged by the cover). What I can remember is this: I think it took place in the late 1800s or early 1900s. Really not sure. The guy is/was a soldier and he was visiting a family. The heroine at the time was still young and kind of seduced him in the barn (don't think they had sex) - well I think they got caught and she freaked out and called it "rape." He ends up going to prison. When he gets out he comes looking for her for revenge.
Now - this is where the details get very foggy. What I think happened is that she had moved and became an actress and her hair was dyed red - but I could be mixing up my books. I remember a scene where they wrestled around in the bed and he had her pinned down with her arms on each side of her head. There is a possibility the heroine has a baby.....I have looked for the book so long. At every consignment store or goodwill I would look through the books for the cover. Which is a redheaded lady in a green gown up against a tree with a man of coarse.
Let's hope these crazy and random details can stir up a memory for someone.

Dec 24, 2012, 10:17am

susan0394, I remember reading something similar though it was not college he went to but night school to get his high school diploma I think.

If it helps brows through my contemp library maybe we remember the same book and a cover rings a bell.


Dec 26, 2012, 4:53pm

Hello Everyone!
I'm new to this group (and site) but have been looking for a book off and on for the last couple of years and I'm HOPING that someone may have an idea of the title. I'm sad to say that my memory is foggy at best on quite a bit of the story as it was one of the first romances I ever read, but I remember loving it and want to reread it. lol

Takes place in regency/historical England. A woman of means (she or her father may have had some sort of title) disguises herself as a governess so that her friend (former governess?) can go get married. I remember that she had a really hard time doing her hair in the mornings since she hadn't done it herself before. She falls in love with the widowed lord of the manor. I was convinced that it all took place around Christmas time but could be wrong on that, also seem to remember the book cover having yellow behind the title in red. Probably published in the 90s.

Thanks for any help with this search, I know it's not a lot to go on.

Edited: Jan 5, 2013, 6:36am


I'm looking for a book i read about 1 or 2 years ago. I've been wanting to read it again but cant remember the name of it of the title. ts about this man who is plan his late fathers annual music jubilee but in the mist of this his secretary gets married and is going on her honeymoon so she calls her friend in England to take her place. He offers her a convenient marriage and she agrees to it. they fall in love and she gets pregnant but she doesn't know it and he hears it from a friends mom at a party. he tries to keep his distance but she takes off not knowing why he is being so cruel so she leaves and offers him a divorce because she thinks he id sleeping with an ex of his and in the end they have twins. i thing the woman's name is Grace or Emily

please help me find this book its been bugging me for a while that i cant remember the name of the book. i think t takes place in Italy but I'm not sure

Dec 26, 2012, 9:03pm

Yeah that sounds right! Hmm, it's so hard to find because it's a secondary story and I can't remember the names haha

Dec 26, 2012, 11:42pm

I have been going crazy trying to figure out the name/author of this book I read a while back too.

The heroine has long red hair and is in love with an older man. Her family is in shipping and rich (I think she's 18). She decides he will never see her as anything more than a little girl, so she disguises herself in a black wig and sings at a local (family friend's) bawdy house. The hero (I think his name is Caleb) is totally amazed such a beauty would pick him to sleep with that he goes upstairs, takes her virginity, and is horrified upon waking up to realize what he has done. The hero was in love with the heroine's mother and actually delivered the heroine on his boat, I believe, so it would seem pretty upsetting.

The story continues with them sailing together and going to a tropical paradise among other places.

The story starts off in America; I think it is either San Francisco or Boston. The time period includes the prevalence of shanghaiing.

If you have any suggestions, I would appreciate it :-)

Dec 27, 2012, 1:26am


Your story sounds a little like Night Storm by Catherine Coulter.

Dec 27, 2012, 1:27am

I don't remember the book. But have you tried Fern Michael's Captive Series? In it is a character named Caleb and I know he marries Willow, his stepmother's adoptive daughter, but I can't remember all the details of their story. But it sounds like one of her books.

Dec 28, 2012, 4:46am

#184 N_Stevens

Could this possibly be one of Cassie Edwards' books?
See list:

Dec 28, 2012, 6:52am

Hi all I love this thread, wish I could help those who have asked out but I rarely remember the names of the love stories I read. :(

I am however searching for two particular books (which is what lead me here) if anyone knows them.

1) Saxon / Norman book in which a lady is ordered to marry an opposing man (I am not sure which was Saxon and which Norman) and on her journey she takes with her a lady in waiting / possibly distant female relative with no money/land. For reasons I do not remember the lady does not wish to marry the man and she and the other woman exchange places either prior to arrival at the place of marriage or just before the ceremony. There is bloodshed and the lord she was to marry (who is priest like ?) is wounded and can not get away and the imposter hides him in a cubicle under the alter in the church (I think?). I feel his name is Edmund ? Eventually he is strong enough to leave and I think he takes her with him. It is only later that he learns of the deception. I read this book prior to 1997 and it was in my small country towns library.

2) A young woman fleeing something with an old slave (black ?), the slave catches ill and dies and she continues on. Gets to a family with sons of similar ages. Spends time with them and both men fall in love with her, they fight over her and she eventually sucumbs to bedding one of them (although I seem to think it wasnt exactly willingly). Runs away to the local town where she begs help from the local brothel owner, to raise money to go wherever it was she is headed they run an auction for a night with her. The two brothers find out and bid heavily against each other but beleive the auction to be won by their father or a friend of the family who does not take up his winnings. I dont recall what happens from there.

Dec 29, 2012, 12:28am

I have been looking for another copy of a book for years, I thought it was called The Raven and The Red Head, but I cannot find that anywhere. It was either a Silhouette, or Harlequin book from the nineties. The main character is a woman with red hair who gets stranded on a boat with a man named Raven. The redhead is an artist, and a virgin. I also remember that he quotes Alice in Wonder land and the red head takes it out of context and gets upset.
My grandmother gave me this book, and it got stolen in College so I wanted to find a new copy.
*crosses fingers*

Dec 29, 2012, 4:33am

#196- christymarg

It sounds like The Greek Prince's Chosen Wife by Sandra Marton.

Dec 29, 2012, 4:34am

#197- beck888

It's Nora by Diana Palmer.

Dec 29, 2012, 9:58am

What an excellent topic! I read this book literally years ago and have had no luck finding it again. If anyone could help I'd massively appreciate it..

It was a historical romance (perhaps regency era). The hero was a Marquess I think but definitely a member of the aristocracy, as was the heroine. He had a very dark reputation and eventually hero/heroine get married. Towards the end the heroine's brother turns up and convinces her the hero is no good. He convinces her to leave with him.

When nobody hears from the heroine and with lots of circumstantial evidence people begin to think the hero has harmed her. He is arrested and there's a very public trial. It looks like he's going to hang.

Eventually, off in a corner of England where she's about to catch a boat somewhere with her brother, the heroine hears about the trial. She returns to London to set things straight and gives evidence in the trial that deliberately makes her seem spoiled/empty-headed/a bit of a nightmare and proves the hero completely innocent.

I think the brother ends up being a bit of a 'villain' for some reason. Can't remember the details. The heroine may even hit him or shoot him in her frenzy to get back to London and save her husband.

Of course, at the end they live happily ever after.

Please let me know if this rings any bells. Not knowing is completely driving me mad! Thank you.

Dec 29, 2012, 5:53pm

#292 - sounds like Almost Heaven, a favorite by Judith McNaught.

Dec 29, 2012, 7:20pm

Yes! Thank you, ktleyed - that's completely right.

Funnily enough, I had an inkling it might be Judith McNaught and read through all the synopses of her Historicals multiple times (including today before posting!) but none of them seemed familiar. Thanks to your response, I've had another look and read some more detailed reviews and realised Almost Heaven is absolutely the book I was looking for. Thank you again! Feels good to have the riddle solved.

Dec 29, 2012, 10:40pm

As a continuance on from my previous post, whilst typing here I remembered the heros name Edmund and that info helped me to find my book it is Sapphire In The Snow by Carol Townend.

I am still looking for number 2)

A young woman fleeing something with an old slave (black ?), the slave catches ill and dies and she continues on. Gets to a family with sons of similar ages. Spends time with them and both men fall in love with her, they fight over her and she eventually sucumbs to bedding one of them (although I seem to think it wasnt exactly willingly). Runs away to the local town where she begs help from the local brothel owner, to raise money to go wherever it was she is headed they run an auction for a night with her. The two brothers find out and bid heavily against each other but beleive the auction to be won by their father or a friend of the family who does not take up his winnings. I dont recall what happens from there.

Dec 30, 2012, 8:35pm

No, this story doesn't have any rape scenes in it. I did read one of the Captive Series (I think the second one), but I really don't like the rape/gang rape featured in some of the books.

I think my heroine's name is Kate o_0 I could be wrong though. I seem to remember him calling her Katie or Kat.

I think the title had something to do with birds...

Thanks for your help bigmama445 and mamalaz!

Jan 2, 2013, 10:57pm

I read a book a few years ago and I believe it was an older book then. I am positive it is a harlequin book of some kind. It is about a guy who has custody of an infant boy, possibly his child. The mother died in childbirth I believe. The guy, I think, is some type of reporter. He returns to his childhood home with the baby and his friend still lives next door and she is a single mom. She helps with the baby and her youngest is child is only a year or two old. Can anyone help?

Jan 3, 2013, 2:38am

I'm looking for a book I read many years ago as a teen. It's driving me nuts! It was a 80/90s harlequin book (I think it had a blue/gray cover) about a red headed woman wanting to have a baby through a fertility clinic. but she ends up asking a guy to be the sperm donor instead. I remember he agrees but wants to do it the old fashioned way and I think they finally end up doing it in his office and then he falls in love with her. Sorry if its too vague :/

Jan 3, 2013, 3:34am

Please help! I am looking for a book about a noblemen making a list of brides and finds one in a wallflower. The wallflower at a party helped his nieces or daughters sneek treats.

Jan 3, 2013, 3:49pm

Jan 3, 2013, 3:53pm


Might be The Ideal Wife by Mary Balogh.

Jan 3, 2013, 7:19pm

No I'm sorry to say those are not it.

Jan 4, 2013, 5:43pm

I need help to fin a book. I don't remember the title or arthur but I do remember some details. This girl was running away from a arranged marriage to a guy her parents owe for loaning money to them. So the man hires a guy to find her which he does. She is working as a maid
or servant. But he decides he wants her instead and marrys her. The man who hired him decides he will take her little sister instead so when she finds out she goes the rescue only to be kidnapped by him. When she tells him she pregnant and loves her husband he shoots himself in front of her. The cover I believe is a purple color or a woman in a purple or blue dress. Thank you

Jan 5, 2013, 12:03am

303> Is it Worth Any Price by Lisa Kleypas?

Jan 5, 2013, 4:08pm

Years ago I checked a romance book out from the Chicago Public Library. It was one of my favorites and I can not for the life of me remember the name or author. I remember the opening scene is the heroine rescuing a man from a prison. She's a slave or abused servant in some Mediterranean city I think. Maybe Rome?

They sail on a boat to England I believe and there's a scene in a storm where he saves her from drowning when the inside of the ship floods.

The only other scene I remember is that she turns out to have been a jockey and she get's shot while riding a horse.

I know not much to go on but if anyone recognizes this I will be very happy to read it again. Thanks!

Jan 6, 2013, 9:31pm

I do believe that is the book. How did you find it. Thank you

Jan 6, 2013, 9:59pm

306> You're welcome! Glad I could help. I read it a few months ago so it sounded familiar, but it took me a while to figure out which Lisa Kleypas book it was.

Jan 6, 2013, 10:44pm

I have been looking everywhere for it. I know every part of that book and I only read it once. But it just seemed to stick with me. I was so mad that I couldnt remember the name or arthur. I don't know what it is about it but I just love it. I told my husband now that I know the name I'm going to buy me another copy so I don't have this problem again lol. Plus she is a really good arthur. I need to get her newest books to add to my collection. Thanks again

Jan 7, 2013, 10:50am

308> It is part of series by Lisa Kleypas about the Bow Street Runners:

Jan 7, 2013, 11:21am

308 & 309> And it introduces Lord Marcus from the Wallflowers series. I think that's why I remember it so well.

Jan 7, 2013, 5:04pm

#275- s.u.e

This sounds a little like The Paternity Affair by Robyn Donald.

Jan 7, 2013, 6:59pm

I'm kind of new to this but I have been trying to find a book forever would love some help. Its a time travel book from present day jumping back to the roaring 20's. It had to do with mobsters and I remember the main character was called Paris. It took place somewhere close to the ocean and it started off with a boat exploding. I seem to remember the cover being mostly white but that doesn't help much. It wasn't a great book but a cute little read. If anyone has any idea I would really appreciate any help!! Thanks!!!

Jan 13, 2013, 1:28pm

Hi, hoping someone out there can help me out. I don't remember the author name or character names, unfortunately, and I think that the setting is actually either futuristic to begin with (or set on another planet? but dont think so).

Story line: A women (a scientist) is visited by a man from the future who emplores her to use a future device (which allows time travel) to go back to the past and kill a man because his bloodline will eventually lead to the fall of the world and his descendent is too smart/tricky/whatever to get caught so they're only choice is to eliminate the ancestor. She's paired up with a man to protect her, who goes back with her in time. She has 'pyschic' powers, including mind reading, but he does not, even though this is common in their time/world... something about an experimental society of strong pyschics who had either super-psychic children or children with no powers (who wear ear cuffs to block other's powers). They end up sleeping together (duh) which links their minds, so he can use her powers. Just before they kill the 'ancestor' guy in question bodyguard guy has her test the ancestor's DNA and find that she is the guy's descendent so killing him would kill her. The original guy who time warped back to her is actually a bad guy, and was using her to get rid of her descendents as they were keeping him from taking over the world.

Not sure this is the right forum as it's not a 'historical or contemporary' but it would have been written by a fairly big author as I read it around 10-15 years ago, and had a fairly limited author range in romances at that time, so hoping someone else also read it.

Jan 13, 2013, 4:57pm

@ 170 danykah

Don't know if this is the one you're looking for, or if someone else has responded already, but though it doesn't match all of your beginning info I think you're talking about Rules of Attraction by Christina Dodd, book 3 in a series by her called Governess Brides. All of the stuff about her coming to work for him to take care of his aunts, coming into a new title, the baby, etc... I know I've read the book, and I'm pretty sure this is that book (though I've not reread it to check, but this flashed to mind as soon as I read your description). If this isn't it, I still know I've read the book and I'm convinced she's a governess/lady's companion.


Edited: Jan 13, 2013, 6:27pm

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Edited: Jan 15, 2013, 8:43pm

Hello all,
I am wracking my brain trying to figure out the title and author of a historical romance.
The plot goes: a woman is forced by her father/parents to marry an old lord. She is in love with a young lord. The young lord gets her pregnant and the old man claims it. I recall the old man parading her around parties in jewels. By the end of the book, the old man dies and she goes back to the young lord though not willingly.
I remember two story lines: first, when the woman gives birth she insists on nursing her own baby but her overbearing mother doesn't want her to. They quarrel but the woman wins. Second, at the end, the young lord wants to claim the baby but the woman says no, she wants the boy to inherit the old man's title.
Hope you guys can help. Thank you.

Jan 16, 2013, 10:51pm

Hi Everyone,

I'm looking for a historical romance set in England that I read about 5 years ago. I took it out from the library and cannot find it. Don't know the title, author, or the character names.

Plot: Young girl (16; curly blonde hair) lives in the countryside with her family. Her mother wants to make her and her sister actresses, the father is a weak character and does what his wife wants.
She is in the woods when she meets a nobleman (a duke, i think) and he is immediately taken with her.

The mother realizes that her daughters would do better to marry wealthy than become actresses and moves the family to London. They pose as a wealthy family at all of the ton events, and the girls become well known because of their beauty. Two lords (friends) make a bet to see which can bed one of the sisters first. This becomes an increasingly aggressive bet.

The heroine meets the hero (man from the woods again). Their attraction increases until they are in love with each other. However, he refuses to marry her because she is a commoner and he is a high nobleman. She refuses to be a mistress.

At a ball he convinces her to leave with him to his nearby house, and seduces her. Afterwards, she is disappointed that he still doesn't plan to marry her and she leaves upset. That night she is kidnapped from her bed and drugged (with some assistance from her mother) and is taken to a church to marry one of the friends who was desperate to win the bet.

The marriage is miserable. She is only a trophy to him, and when she is found to be pregnant (by the hero), her husband becomes angry with her. Her husband loves their son once he is born, and is none the wiser it is not his child. He later dies (when son is about 5).

At this point the heroine and hero meet again, and he recognizes the son as his. He pursues her to marry, as now that she is the widow of a nobleman, he can marry her. They resolve their issues and are FINALLY married.

If this sounds familiar to anyone, I would be so appreciative if you could let me know the title of author. I've been trying to find this book for some time now.

Thank You!

Jan 17, 2013, 9:47am

I read a book about a year ago it is about a couple who is married she is pregnant. The pregnancy gets in trouble she is in the hospital the husband thinks they lose the baby. The mom moves away because he has no time for her but writes letters to his office once a month telling him about their daughter. His jealous secretary throws the letters away but he finds one and then goes and finds his wife and daughter.

Jan 17, 2013, 6:49pm

There is a book I read that I really want to purchase but I can't remember the name or Author.

Story line points that I remember:
Set in early 1900s New York...mid/high society
Beginning/middle of the book has someone the main character knows die on the Titanic sinking;
She has a friend who is married and is continually having babies;
She is courted by and marries a man and him, her and his friend spend several years spending time at the friends house in the Hamptons;
She goes years and the marriage is never consummated, but she doesn't tell anyone cause you just didn't speak of things like that;
As it happens, her husband is gay and his friend is his lover, and they are both dying of an STD
So the husband divorces her thinking he is doing her a favor, but in reality everyone looks down on her thinking that she must have cheated for him to divorce her so her reputation is ruined.

I THINK it is the same book that has her go over seas and work as a nurse for the army, during which time she gets raped, so she ends up opening some sort of business and raising her daughter in France or something...I think she eventually comes home.

I would REALLY appreciate it if you all could help me out with this.

Jan 17, 2013, 7:21pm

Nevermind I found it.....its called A Good Woman by Danielle Steel

Jan 17, 2013, 7:32pm

I'm racking my brain, attempting to remember the name of a book I read almost four years ago. I remember it involved a Spanish woman living on her father's ranch and a cowboy came along whom she was annoyed with at first but eventually was swooned with. At one point she was abducted from her home and was rescued by the cowboy. I also recall that the cover of the book had a cowboy with his shirt off. Can anybody help? It was a great book

Jan 18, 2013, 2:39am

ajfradette - sounds like something I might have read before. Was it a Harlequin Presents?

Edited: Jan 22, 2013, 4:16pm

#317 Jaye46

I'm almost positive you are looking for "Undone" by Virginia Henley. I tried to link the book itself, but it leads to another book. It is listed on Henley's list of books when you go to her page.

This is very loosely based on the true story of Elizabeth Gunning/John Campbell (4th Duke of Argyll).


Edited 1-22-13, in reply to #335 Jaye46: I'm so glad this was the book you were looking for!

Jan 19, 2013, 5:29pm

Hi Everyone, I am new to this group and hoping you can help. I have been trying to remember the title of this book for a long time so I am hoping you can help. The heroine ends up in Newgate when her husband dies leaving a bunch of debt. She pays it all off except for one lender. She has a baby in prison that dies and then all the women prisoners are released on Christmas. She re-enters society and is a highwayman at night stealing money from the last lender that sent her to prison. I know she gets shot on the night she meets the hero and eventually ends up getting hung at the end - the hero gives her some drug to make it seem like she is dead but she isn't and they go to America for their happily ever after... when I type a summary out like this it sounds crazy!

Thanks for your help!

Jan 20, 2013, 4:25am

i need to find a book. i read it in the late 90s. i don't know the title and the author. as far as i can remember it's about a plain woman who have a sort of convenience marriage (or something like that) with a gruff man who owns a ranch or farm (i can't even tell whether he's a cowboy or not). she's happy with her life, until she find herself starts to fall in love with him. one thing i know for sure, she's not pregnant (so far any books i've found similar to the plot always involves a pregnant woman) and if i'm not mistaken there's no any sex scene.

Edited: Jan 20, 2013, 5:25am

Dear Group,


The idea is that each seperate request, each unknow book should have it's own thread, under the overall group "name that book".

This allows us to concentrate on YOUR
request, on YOUR unknown book. Currently I can't follow who wants what. Please go to the "group home" and follow the instructions. I'll get back with a link.


Jan 20, 2013, 5:41am

Supplimentary thought,

If you believe that a "Romance" group might be better able to find a specific book in your genre,
as have I tried in the field of SF (Science Fiction)

I still believe that each book/enquiry should be posted in a seperate thread.

Jan 20, 2013, 9:20am

You don't have to be rude about it

Jan 20, 2013, 12:58pm

326: Guido, one thread has worked here for quite a long time. This is the romance group, not the "Name that book" group. One thread is more than sufficient, and in fact, more than one thread creates clutter and annoyance for many of the romance group members.

And back to our regularly scheduled ONE thread....

Jan 21, 2013, 2:23am

fann_ie do you remember any more details? Possibly the look of the cover or anything else about the plot? Was it a contemporary or historical? A single-title or category romance?

Edited: Jan 21, 2013, 3:12am

starlightgenie i'm sure it's not historical and i'm afraid i don't remember the cover. but i d remember one scene about how she like to have morning walk and one day, on a rainy day, her husband reminds her to wear her boots and that's make her happy.

Jan 21, 2013, 9:03am


If you will notice this thread has been going for over SIX years, so just chill out, okay?

This is where romance readers ask other romance readers about books that they have read but can't remember. No one is asking you to find anything for them, so don't worry about it.

We like it this way.

Have a great day!

Jan 21, 2013, 1:15pm

I'm looking for a Zebra Historical Romance set in San Francisco... I read the book in the late 80's/early 90's. The heroine had a brother -twin?- who became addicted to Opium, so she staged a personal intervention and then 'detoxed' him by locking him in his room. I believe she sat outside the door with a gun. She and the man she loved were married after she became pregnant (if I remember correctly)... I think one of her "talents" was shooting a gun while riding a horse (at a breakneck speed, of course). The brother was in a relationship with a girl from China Town, and I think(!) they married, also. Does anyone know the name of this book?? Thanks!!

Edited: Jan 21, 2013, 8:49pm

fann_ie Unfortunately, I don't think I have read this book, but here are some books that *kind of* match your description:

A Dangerous Magic by Patricia Wilson
The Cowboy Proposes…Marriage! by Cathy Forsythe
Return To Wallaby Creek by Kerry Allyne
Not Part of the Bargain by Susan Fox

Jan 22, 2013, 12:54am

#323 - AddictedToMorphemes

Yes! That is exactly it! Thank you so much! I am sooo excited.

Edited: Jan 22, 2013, 1:46am

starlightgenie i've done some research too. a dangerous magic and not part of the bargain are positively not the one i'm looking for. but i'll check the other two. thanks a lot.

Jan 22, 2013, 3:48am

Sorry if I sounder rude etc. Never my intent. I use 'Name that book" and the SF thread.
Guess I just wasn't used to your conventions.

Edited: Jan 23, 2013, 1:55am

I'm looking for a contemporary romantic suspense (?) book i read sometime in 2005, i don't remember much of the storyline only that the hero kills the man responsible for the death of his father (drunken hit-and-run accident), the heroine is the man's daughter, but this fact isn't revealed until the very end, there's a scene where the hero enters her home at night and finds her in bed with her lover/boyfriend(?). She sleeps with hero in order to get close to him and kill him. I remember the ending scen more clearly, heroine comes to his(?) boat with a gun, hero is willing to die at her hand, hero ends up in the water (think at gunpoint, not sure), book ends with the heroine throwing away the gun and joing him in the water. I believe the whole i-only-killed-your-father-because he-killed my-dad-but-i-get-why-you-want-to shoot-me thing was only a secondary plotline, any suggestions will be greatly appreaciated, TIA.

P.S: The book cover might feature a waterbody+boat...or not

Jan 23, 2013, 2:51pm

I am looking for a book i read a couple of years ago its about this woman who is raising her sisters kids because her parents are in not such good health and they come to watch the kids to give her a break so she goes on this steamboat ride and meets a guy, i think he is a fireman, cant remember,anyways they fall for each other and start dating and everything is going good but then he finds out she had a heart transplant and he gets upset because his sister had died in a car accident and she wanted her organs donated and her parents went through with what she wanted while he was against it. And then they end up finding out that she got his sisters heart. They end up overcoming it and being together in the end. I dont remember the author or the title. Hope you can help.


Edited: Mar 18, 2013, 5:02pm

Am looking for 2 books...

1) I cannot remember much about the book accept that the H & h marry when she is quite young (possibly below 18yo but I'm not 100% sure). H leaves and then comes back years later. H might be a spy or working for the Crown...? Later on someone tells h that there are/were rumors running rampant about why H had left her and never introduced her to society, instead he keeps/kept her "hidden" away in the country; some rumors were about her being severely deformed, etc. The person who tells her this is another "child bride" and not vindictive but somewhat naive. Anyway, h confronts H about it and he claims not to have known about the rumors. I cannot remember why but I think he may have been out of the country all those years...? I think he also had shown up again to claim h months after he had claimed he was originally going to... Right after the confrontation, h is attacked by a man out for revenge against H; the man attempts to rape her but H steps in in time to stop him.

FOUND! x 2) H & h are married; h's dad forced the marriage and lied to h about H's willingness to marry her. Her father even forged letters between them. H is cruel, not knowing she was also a "victim" to her father's lies. H has a mistress but is very jealous of h's friendship with her male cousin. The cousin betrays h and blackmails H. I'm not sure about this but I think h gets shot after jumping into a duel between H and her cousin...? And there was also something about a doll that H has that h remembers from a childhood encounter with H...? x FOUND!

#2 has been FOUND: "The Obedient Bride" by Mary Balogh

So appreciate the help! =)

Jan 24, 2013, 6:36pm

Just thought of another one I had been looking for:

h is in love with her best friend's brother - H - but H treats her more like a sister than a potential mate. I can't remember exactly what she is helping H with but one night they sleep together and in the morning h overhears H telling his sister that, basically, there is no way he would ever consider anything serious with h. That day, there is some sort of party or gathering at H's house; h is forced to attend but doesn't confront him on it though, by the way she acts towards him and the comments she makes, he knows she overheard him. No matter how hard I try, I cannot remember the rest... hopefully someone can help though, and also with the 2 I posted above...? :)

Jan 24, 2013, 10:03pm


I was vainly searching google when I came across this thread and hoped that you could help me. I have been searching (and racking my brain - going crazy) trying to find the name or author of a book I read a few years ago. This is what I remember:

a woman was at a wedding where she learned her friend the bride was going to be kidnapped. She put on the wedding dress )which wouldn't do up because the girl was on the larger side) and was kidnapped in her place. She was then dumped at a mountain cabin of the man they were trying to frame for the kidnapping - I think he was the enemy of the groom's family and a bit of a a giant. She ended up staying with him for a while and they fell in love.

That's all I remember...

If someone is able to help me save my sanity I would be forever grateful!


Jan 25, 2013, 1:12pm

341> This might be The Secret Diaries of Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn.

Jan 25, 2013, 1:31pm


Book Number 1 sounds a little like Something Wonderful or perhaps Whitney My Love both by Judith McNaught.

Jan 25, 2013, 4:44pm

#343 - aviddiva
No, it's not that one =( Thanks for the help, though =)

#344 - Mamalaz
It's not either =( But thanks for the help! =)

Edited: Jan 26, 2013, 3:18am

I need help trying to figure the name of this book.the cover is a girl with wild red hair in a green dress. I think she was wearing a green dress or pants. Anyways, the heroine of the story lives in San Francisco with her father is a doctor. She meets this man named William and falls for him. In order for her to marry him though she has to attend classes to become a proper lady(takes place in like the 1800s in america) after the classes he goes aboard a ship to move to we're William is. She is now living near native Americans and where she lives the people there harvest clams for profit. Soon she finds out that William married a Native American girl so he could get land and even though this happened the heroine still decides to stay. Sorry if this is really messed I am typing on my iPod and I have typed this so many times. If you can help thanks you so much. I have been trying forever to find it. This is also a series. The girl eventually falls in love with a Native American who's name started with a j I think. And in the first book the girl has to go out in the woods with these 2 guys one of them being the one she eventually falls for and is forced to wear pants when she doesn't want to.

Jan 27, 2013, 3:33pm


If it's a contemporary romance, it sounds a lot like Diana Palmer's Man in Control. Jodie is in love with Alexander Cobb. He's the brother of her friend, Margie. She's cooking for a party they (Alex & Margie) are having and has a few too many drinks. He carries her to her room and they kiss. He leaves and goes downstairs to the kitchen and starts to complain about her to Margie. She goes downstairs intending to clean up and overhears him.

Jan 28, 2013, 7:08am

Thanks! It sounds very much like it! I'll look it up. =) The only thing that sounds off is that I think in the one I was asking about is that I'm sure they slept together, not just kiss... =/ But maybe I got that bit mixed up with something else. LOL Thanks again! =)

Jan 28, 2013, 11:45pm

I'm trying to find the name/author of an old historical romance book that I read some time back in the late 70's (I think). The heroine was orphaned (I believe) and had to sell everything, including a near-wild horse that would only let her ride. For some reason, she ended up living with our hero, and found her horse in his stable. Does anyone know what book I'm talking about? I just really remember a scene in the story where she finds her horse in his stable and takes off riding. He sees her and thinks the horse has run away with her. That's all I can really remember. Thanks!

Jan 29, 2013, 12:20am

Hello :) I've been wracking my brain to come up with the title and author of a book I'm hoping you all can help me with...

Plot: Teacher takes in a student as a foster child (possibly named Carrie? Casey?) who was being neglected by her own mother. The little girl initially has trouble fitting in, breaks her arm, is accused of stealing by rude neighbors, breaks husband Joe's mandolin, and basically gets off to a rough start. She eventually becomes close with Joe (whose own father died when he was a young child), and the couple adopt the little girl. If I remember correctly, secondary plot point was the tension between husband and wife over fertility issues but I might be confusing that with another story.

I want to say it was a Harlequin book with a blue cover but I might be mixing memories here. Thanks for your help!

Jan 29, 2013, 10:01pm

Hi! Was hoping to get a little help finding two novels I read in high school (mid 1990s). One was about a woman who lived with her father on a ranch and she ended up getting pregnant with the son of the neighboring ranchs kid and having to leave. Then she comes back after her father dies.....there is a fire at one point.

The second is about a woman who wins a small sum in the lottery and takes a trip to Europe meets a titled guy on the plane and ends up helping someone save their castle by turning into a hotel.....she also takes a river cruise on the yacht of the main guy.

Any help would be awesome! Thanks!

Jan 29, 2013, 11:07pm

Hey. I just joined. This looks great. Already helped 318. I read this some time back couples years
He sees her in the elevator , she is a janitor, he owns the building. He offers her... Not sure marriage... She refuses and he goes to her apartment to talk to her, she refuses so he gets her evicted, only to find out she has a daughter. Megan?
He is trying to get a business deal from his ex new husband. The first night she is at his house the business men shows up and the little girl cuddles him. He says as a thought "keep that up and i will by you a horse"

The ex shows up...bad guy...

He falls for the little girl. They get family pictures taken, shows them to his secretary, she is very funny.

Anw, hope you can help me.txs

Edited: Jan 29, 2013, 11:27pm

318 Elizabet lenox the tycoons toddler surprise.

Edited: Jan 30, 2013, 2:22am

Trying to find the title and author of a historical romance(s) trilogy, guessing Scottish cuz it has castles. Neighboring clans (heroine is in charge of her castle) kidnap each others siblings. She kidnaps "him" because his brother kidnappped her sister (although its a farce and her sister plotted the whole thing to be with her lover). So heroine kidnaps him (hero) and puts him in her dungeon while her sister and his brother "live it up" in the heros castle. heroine feels for him and let's him out, they fall in love, live in her castle...and this Trilogy continues with the 2nd book..the sister not being of sound mind, having married the wild brother, she kills him and even the 2nd book has a Lord or Kings daughter coming to Castle Heroine/Hero to be nanny to their daughters and her story continues in book 3....with an addition of Hero's older son, Tor or Thor, he didnt know he had from an affair/past lover some 18-20 years ago. Hope this helps in helping me:). If I get 1 title I'm sure the rest I can look up, but I can't remember a good portion of 1st books names but hope the remaining books plots and names might help with the series.

Edited: Jan 31, 2013, 11:27pm

Okay so here I go. I've been dying to finish this book, I was able to read the first couple of chapters before I had my bag stolen 1 1/2 years ago. Basically the story goes like this - there's a woman, who was the daughter of the housekeeper,that still thinks about her childhood crush. He is the son of the houses' owner. in order for him to inherit the house(I believe), he has to marry. the woman agrees to the terms as long as she is able to have his baby. After the wedding they "consummate the marriage" where he learns that she is a virgin.
this is about all I know of the book, I believe it's set somewhere in the midwest, it's a contemporary, perhaps Harlequin published it, and it was written between 2000-2011.
Please help me find this book. I appreciate it!! I'm dying to finish it!!(:

Edited: Feb 1, 2013, 12:15am

velichkokatie - Sounds kind of like The Texan's Bride by Linda Warren except the heroine isn't the daughter of the housekeeper.

Feb 1, 2013, 1:32am

OhMyFreakinGosh Starlightgenie you're amazing!!! Thank you so much!!!! This is the book I was looking for. I guess I sorta mixed the story around in my description where I said daughter of housekeeper Lol. well golly gee thanks again. if you ever need help searching, I'm here for ya.

Feb 1, 2013, 2:06am

You're very welcome. I'm happy you found your book, velichkokatie. :)
I might be wrong about the housekeeper part since it's been a while since I read this book, but I think the hero and heroine were actually neighbors. *shrug*

Feb 3, 2013, 1:54pm

Ok I am new to this group and going crazy! Last year I read a comtemporary romance book about a man who is coming home to tell his twin brothers girlfriend he died! The twins were CIA or black ops or secret service I am not sure! Anyway when she sees him she assumes it is the dead brother and they jump into bed. He falls in love and wants to tell her but can't. The girl lives on a ranch or a farm! She ends up getting pregnant and she knew the dead brother couldn't have any childen but she already knew something was different about him. It was of course a happy ending... Really no angst in it either.. Just a cute story! That's all I can remember... No names... No author... And it is driving me CRAZY!! Please please please help!!

Feb 3, 2013, 9:38pm

Looking for author, title of a romance book that I read in the 80's or early 90's. This book was a Silhouette or a Harlequin novel. It was about a man who was named either Daniel or Phillip, who was kept drugged in a sanitarium, kept there by his family. He was ultimately rescued by a woman who realized he was not insane and eventually helped him get his life back. I think the title may have had the word "Man" in it, but not sure. Any help would be appreciated.

Feb 5, 2013, 5:39am

Ok so I've been trying to find this book, I don't remember to much of it but here goes.

it's set in the early 1800's, his name is Dakota. He's indain and goes to england to inheirate some lord title. But he also has to marry. Then he goes back to his tribe to work out some differences, she goes too but because she is white there are more problems. She is staked out and baked in the sun, more problems and then he also I think becomes chief

Thanks, Cati

Edited: Feb 5, 2013, 2:17pm

I read a book, maybe 15 years or so ago and it's been so long that I've forgotten the title and author. But I loved it, so I've been trying to find it based on the little I remember. Maybe someone will know it...

It's a historical romance during WWII. The hero (I THINK his name is Phillip, but can't be sure) and heroine meet (I think at a party in England?)they are attracted but he has a secret and at the end of the night he asks her to remember him as he is or as a good person or something. He disappears the following morning. He leaves to go France work undercover, not as a Nazi but a businessman aiding their cause I think. A year or two later, she ends up joining the resistance and goes undercover in France as well, not knowing he is there. She is eventually arrested and somehow he hears about it and shows up to get her out of jail (I think, using the pretense of making her his mistress). Of course she is shocked to see him and thinks he is working with the Nazis, so that puts a thorn in the relationship. He takes her back to his apt in France and keeps her there, at least for a while. I don't remember much else, except that she has a specific mission to fulfill that is dangerous.

I don't even remember how it ends... I just remember loving the book, and I've been trying to remember anything that would help me find it over the last few years.

It was probably a new publication at the time because I got the book in a funny way. I bought pjs and the picture on the nightgown was the book cover. And the pjs came with the book.

Anybody have any ideas?

Feb 5, 2013, 9:27pm

I am desperately trying to find this book which was a contemporary romance novel I think it was historical Im not sure any more

So the story is about a duke or someone respectable that was expecting to have an inheritance and he was a major ladies man anyway later his grandmother or someone he's related to promised his inheritance to a woman and im not sure but i think she was a gypsy. So now the duke is trying to get his inheritance back but the the girl and the duke starts falling in love

Feb 7, 2013, 10:56pm

Okay so this may be a tricky one and I don't have many details on the plot of this book. I remember it being a good one and I want to track it down!

A Spainish (??) girl (I really think her name is Isabella) finds out that her deceased father has arranged for her to marry a man he's chosen (possibly her cousin or they're distantly related somehow, I think) Before they marry, she hates him but then grows to like him and begins to look forward to their wedding. Meanwhile some other guy (a nobleman of sorts, if I remember correctly) shows up. Isabella has this quiet spot in the barn she like to go to and think. This Nobelman guy ends up fooling around with Isabella's sister or friend or something in the barn and this guy Isabella is supposed to marry sees the nobleman leaving the barn doing up his fly and then Isabella leaving with straw in her hair and assumes they were fooling around. He leaves before seeing the other girl come out. Then on their wedding night this guy basically rapes Isabella because he thinks she cheated on him before the wedding. They reconcile and this nobleman turns out to be some bad guy, I believe.

I know those are sketchy details but that's all I can remember! I hope someone recognizes the book! Thanks for the help! :)

Edited: Feb 8, 2013, 12:25am

I need help remembering this book I want to re-read its about a girl whose parents die and she lives with her aunt who works at a jewelry store I think then one day a lady comes in and gives them a bracelet to fix after her visit this person comes in and says that they think she is a witch. later that night she takes in a boy to stay in her room he leaves early that morning. her aunt wants nothing to do with the bracelet so she tells her niece to go bring it back but then the boy steals it and sells it to the prince she tries to steal it from the prince by dancing with him an she starts having a thing for him. but she gets caught trying to steal it and sentenced to jail her aunt breaks her out and tells her she cant live with her anymore. then she goes to live with the witch and learns there are others like her here and some bad ones. one of them wants the witches ring and tries to kill her for it then she fights him and she kills him or something.

PLEASE HELP ME. I need to know this books name

Feb 8, 2013, 1:50am

>359 Mamaof3gems: I think this must be BROKEN by Kimberley Reeves. I haven't read it, but it's currently free for kindle on Amazon, and I just ran across the description there.

Sorry, title touchstone isn't right, but you can find the link under the author.

Feb 8, 2013, 6:16pm

Thank u so much!!!! That is the book!! It has been driving me crazy!! Thanks again :-)

Feb 8, 2013, 6:33pm

Glad it was the right one!

Edited: Feb 9, 2013, 2:03am

> 364

Okay Abby, I am 99.9% sure that this is your book: The Heir by Catherine Coulter. I read it many years ago, but as soon as you mentioned the straw in the hair part, I went on a search for it!

I can't remember about the Spanish part...but the girl's name is Arabella and there is the whole "barn hiding spot, sister fools around with French count, hero sees her walk out mussed up and assumes the worst" thing going on. And her father had just died and she loved him even though he was not a great person, but chose her husband for her. Actually, the hero is really awful to Arabella for the rest of the book, even when he learns that she was innocent. I remember the wedding night rape being sort of horrible and I was like 18 or 19 when I read this and was sort of horrified. Also, not to spoil it completely, but I think the count ends up being related somehow and impregnated his cousin (Arabella's sister??). However, I do remember that despite everything, I enjoyed the book!!!

Feb 9, 2013, 5:35pm

Sweetpea3 you rock!! That is the book I've been looking for! I should have guessed Catherine Coulter, my Mom has like all her books lol I may have to give it a re-read thanks for the help!

Feb 10, 2013, 7:21pm

Hi everyone :)
New here so sorry if I do anything wrong.
Ive been trying to find a book for the past 6 years lol, I know that I read it in 2003 but the book could be older than that.
Its a historical romance about a girl who has an arranged marriage to a man she doesnt know. He's absolutely horrible. She becomes friends with her husbands 'cousin' i think it is who is a bit quirky possibly camp, but it is all an act as i think he is trying to catch his cousin commiting treason or some treachery along those lines. Anyway the husband hasnt consummated the marriage, think it repulses him, so he sends his right hand man to do the deed but luckily he doesnt get chance, and the husbands cousin interferes and sleeps with her instead. I do remember a steamy love scene against a wall behind some tapestries but my memory isnt as good so that could be another story entirely. The name Roger rings a bell also but who knows lol i keep thinking it has the word 'Virgin' in the title but every book ive tried doesnt seem to be it.
I really hope someone can help me an save my poor brain :) Will be sure to return the favour where i can
Thanks again


Feb 10, 2013, 7:37pm

I am so very happy to find this thread!!!

Can you all help me find TWO books please? Both are historical romances I have read at least 10 years ago.

1. The first is a regency romance and the female lead was not your typical female. She was tall and each of her eyes were of a different color. She also had a beautiful head of dark hair (chestnut brown?). I think she considered her hair her best 'feature'. She was a 'full figured' woman by the standards of that time. Shapely i guess. I believe she had a dog and a kind of dopey relative that was a dependent that lived with her. She managed her property too. A very strong female character. I do not remember how the hero fit in. I know he was crazy about her.

2. 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.

Any ideas!

I find comfort in knowing that I am not the only person that goes a little nuts when I can't remember the title of past novels I have read. Because i have been trying to figure these ones out among other books for over 10 years now! Every once in a while I spend hours on google search. Like today.

Feb 11, 2013, 6:54am

Help!The book is a Time Travel/Historical Romance Story

So the plot goes something like this:

The heroine is the niece of this old couple who run a museum near Hadrian wall....or the Scottish border with England. The one thing that stands out in the museum to the heroine is this portrait of a baron or earl....some titled man (the hero) whose duty was to guard the border from Scottish attacks.

In the Present, while exploring the land surrounding the museum this chick ends up in a cave and somehow (there might have been crystals involved) she gets sucked back into time, the same time as the guy in the picture.

Anywho, in the past, since the hero's people informs him that the daughter/sister (maybe a red head) of a very important man from the other side of the border was going to be traveling near to his land and he has guards out loooking for her. As you might have expected, they stumble across our time traveller and naturally assumed it was her. She of course vehemently denies this and of course no one believes her.
I don't know what quite happens but his mom (she's a bit evil) doesn't want her staying in the castle(?) and tells his son to put the heroine in the dungeon, he has her put there, but only for night as he couldn't sleep knowing she was there.

After this point my memory is a bit blurry...but they fall in love, I remember a bathtub love scene (there were many other love scenes), them clearing up the midunderstanding that she was scottish and her getting pregnant.

And well near the end stages of her pregnancy there was some sort of mini-war between the english and scottish, the war that history reports him dying in, she obviously doesn't want him to go knowing that he'll die, but he goes anyway and he got injured and her mother-in-law makes it sound horrible so the heroine assumes that he's dead and flees the castle to the cave that flashed her into the past.

in the future/ her former present, she arrives mid-labour. Anyway, a few days later she finds out that her husband didn't die but was merely injured and that he paced the area around the cave that she appeared everyday for the rest of his life, she goes back to the cave with her child and is once again taken to the past.

This time it is the scottish that find her and return her to her husband and they live happily ever after.

I think there was an epilogue in the future, but that's all I remember, please help me get the name of this book! ^_^

Feb 11, 2013, 11:18am

371 #1 I am sure you mean The Rake by Mary Jo Putney. I hope someone knows the other as it is something I think I'd like.

Feb 11, 2013, 11:48am

Touchstone The Rake .

Feb 11, 2013, 6:22pm

>365 kennadih: Kennadih, the book you are looking for is The Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry.

Feb 12, 2013, 5:42am

I'm new here so I hope I do this right! The book I'm searching for I read in the 1990s, most likely as a library book. I don't remember title or author or even any of the names (that would be too easy!). The main character was a woman who wrote fantasy-type stories/novels. The book started out with her trying to print out her newest manuscript to deliver to the publisher, but her printer was not working. She crawled under the desk to see if she could figure out the problem and either hit her head or got shocked, and she woke up in the fantasy world she'd created surrounded by her characters - and they weren't very happy with her. Particularly her main character, a Conan-type guy who never got the girl and ran around half naked with a huge sword on his back. He let her know he DID feel the cold, he was freezing his butt off most of the time, the sword was heavy, and he was tired of never getting a woman. That part really stuck in my brain, LOL!

The rest not so much. I do remember that at some point they were locked in some sort of cell or dungeon, and the writer was scribbling notes or something and she discovered if she wrote something down, it became "true" in the fantasy world. So she wrote that there was a hidden door behind a chest or something and they managed to escape. It won her a few brownie points with her unhappy characters but she still had a long way to go from there.

Thanks for everyone's help, and I hope to be able to return the favor someday!

Feb 12, 2013, 9:15pm

>376 aviddiva: aviddiva thank you so much. its it!!

Edited: Feb 13, 2013, 8:50pm

Edit: Found the book I was looking for- it was "Once upon a Scandal".

Feb 13, 2013, 6:09pm

New here! I have been trying to find a book I read in the late 1990s or early 2000. It is a historical western. A man loses his wife in childbirth. He has an infant to take care of and I starts looking for a woman to help. I think the young lady he finds is "sold" to him. Her parents just wanted rid of her. She had a baby just a few days before but her baby had died. She goes home with him. Of course he didnt know she had a baby. She ends up nursing his child. They fall in live. I also remember them going to a ice cream social and they had peach ice cream. Does anyone have any ideal what the name of this book is? ? Thanks!!!

Feb 13, 2013, 7:47pm

Hey momof42007-
It sounds like Sunset Embrace by Sandra Brown.

The book begins as a young woman gives birth alone in the woods. Rather than hoping for herself and the baby to live, she prays for death for them both. Half her wish comes true: the baby is stillborn, and Lydia falls into unconsciousness.

Lydia, still unconscious, is found by the Langtry family, and is saved by Ma Langtry, who happens to be the midwife-cum-earth mother for a wagon train heading west. Lydia is woefully innocent of female matters, to the point where she hardly realizes how she got pregnant in the first place. But even in her pain and weakness, she refuses to divulge the name of the baby's father.

Meanwhile, in another wagon, one of the group's handsome and stalwart leaders, Ross Coleman, has just lost his dainty blueblood wife in childbirth. The baby survives, but will soon die if it cannot be nourished, and in his grief, Coleman barely spares his new son a glance. Enter Ma Coleman. She has a girl without a baby, and a baby without a mother. Lydia will serve as wet-nurse to the infant. They get married, but agree it will only last until they reach their destination. Despite Coleman's strong objections, Lydia is moved to his wagon and baby and girl form an instant bond.

Ross is convinced that Lydia, an unmarried mother, is a tramp. Lydia's pride will not let her dispute that point.

Feb 13, 2013, 10:52pm

Yes! Thank you so much, wadcb3! The rake! That is definitely the first book. Can't wait to read it again.

Feb 14, 2013, 11:10am

Thanks but I don't think that is it.
This book is about starts out the man's wife dies in childbirth. He has this baby to take care of but needs a woman to help. So, this family "sells" her to the man. She had a baby just a few days before but the baby died. Anyway he was shocked when he sees her nursing his baby because of course he didn't know she had had a baby.

The book you describe sounds great but I know it isn't the one I am trying to find. THANKS for you help!!!

If anyone else might have an ideals???

I read it in the late 1990s or early 2000s. I remember something about an church social and peach ice cream lol


Feb 14, 2013, 11:21am

Hello All,

Happy Valentine's Day. I was wondering if you could please be of some assistance. I am looking for two books both I believe are Harlequin novels.

First - A model with a dying husband who wants a child has a one night stand with a photographer who has the same eye colour as her husband and gets pregnant. Hero is from Australia I believe. Years later he does one of her shoots and finds out about the son he didn't know he had.

Second - A woman travels to another country to see her father and meets one of her father's younger friends who in her in her opinion isn't good company for her father to keep. They somehow develop feelings for eachother and when she's on her way home he chases after her bus and stops it and takes her away. The last line of the book I think is "now, let's see what kind of lover I am"

I know it's not a lot to go by and I appreciate the fact you're even reading this post. Thank you very much in advance and I hope everyone is having an amazing day.

Edited: Mar 8, 2013, 7:27pm


Please help. I am trying to find a historical/ regency romance novel I read a very long time ago but I cannot remember the title ( think it might have the word 'lady' in there somewhere). Can't also remember the names of any of the characters in the book but I think its with a blue cover and it's got the picture of a girl in a bath tub on it.

In the story, girl comes to London to look for her grandfather but was turned away by her uncle. On the same night, she was attacked by two men who had intention of raping her, but was saved by a man ( who is a lord or some similar title) who then makes her his mistress also making sure to tell her that he does not want to be tied down in marriage.
Along the line, the grandfather (who is a wealthy and titled man also)finds out that she is in london and forces her lover to marry her, leaving the lover feeling angry and trapped. Girl becomes pregnant but before she could tell her lover/ husband, she is kidnapped by uncle ( I think) who tries to kill her but husband finds her and saves her.


Feb 16, 2013, 9:28pm

Please help me anyone. My mother in law is trying to find a Historical Romance Book, but she can't remember the name or author. All she remembers about the book was it was about a guy named Marcus. He met this woman (She can't remember the woman's name) and he was trying to get rid of her. He took her to prostitute houses and other places trying to get rid of her. She said finally after an incident where they were in a carriage or something that he won and jumped out of it. She landed in a grave yard and she got shot. That was because back in that time period they would tie guns to the graves or something to stop grave robbers. She never got to finish the book, but that's where she got to in it and all she could remember.

Does anyone at all remember this Book or anything about it? I would love to read it myself. It sounds really exciting and a Historical Romance Book that would keep you reading for hours on end.

Thank you all soo much for any information at all any of you may have.

Feb 17, 2013, 2:04pm

#275 s.u.e

I think it sounds like The Paternity Affair by Robyn Donald.
She meets up with her old boyfriend after 6 years at an amusement park. He's been married in the meantime and his wife died. He thinks her little boy is his. But she's not sure as she was raped by his cousin the day after they made love.

Feb 17, 2013, 10:16pm

Hello. I'm really frustrated because I remember the plot and the heroine's name, but the title has escaped me.
Her name is Virginia White, but the hero calls her Ginny. They meet in a bar and he brings her home (her house, nothing happens). He discovers that her finances are low, so he makes a proposition. His grandmother has recently died, leaving him her ranch, which he loves, but only if he marries and stays that way for six months. If he fails, her husband gets it. He proposes that they marry and she live on the ranch until he has the ranch, then they'll divorce and go their separate ways. He will pay her $25,000 after their divorce.

I think that the word "Texan" was in the title. Don't quote me but I think it was a Silluette. The cover was red and had a pair of black cowboy boots and badly drawn female toes with red polish. This is what's so frustrating! I remember everything but the title and author!
Thank you.

Feb 18, 2013, 4:38am

Feb 18, 2013, 6:45pm

There is a book that I have read where this rich young woman leaves her cushy lifestyle to work on a ranch. She changes her name and the rancher that hires her has a girlfriend who turns out to be a klepto. The rancher fires the girl and then finds out who she really is at a charity ball thing that he got invited to. There is more but I might be getting my books mixed so I don't want to confuse anyone. I think she goes back when she finds out he gets kidnapped....Might be a different book though. Any help would be appreciated, thanks guys!!

Feb 18, 2013, 11:11pm

Hi everyone!

I'm looking for two books. I have torn apart my personal library and can't find them so I assume they are on my crashed hard drive as e-books. :( ANY help would be wonderful as its driving me crazy!!!

1) Its a western time period book, that takes place i believe near the east coast states. I know its not much to go on but a woman ends up pregnant with her husband (? or at least I think they were married), but something happens and she leaves or something forces them apart. She ends up running an inn and raising the kid for a few years. The husband comes back into the picture and yeah that's about all i can remember! (Hence why I'm having so much trouble googling the darn thing). I remember there being a parade near the end, with tons of flowers or something? The kid was a girl if that helps... Sorry its not a lot to go on!

2) Another one in America, western time ish frame, maybe earlier. Cant remember much but the main woman ends up running a farm using reformed street women as the workers.

Again, I know its not a lot to go on and if i remember more I'll be sure to post. These books are driving me crazy and since I'm pregnant i need books to read to pass the time!!! Thank you everybody!!!

Feb 19, 2013, 2:54am

#390 kclay

It's Wyoming Tough by Diana Palmer
A cowboy through and through, ranch owner Mallory Kirk knows what it means to put in a full day's work. But does his new cowgirl? He has his doubts that Morie Brannt will be able to pull her own weight, even if the petite young woman does seem to have a lot of spirit.As they spar over events at the ranch and a past that threatens their hopes for the future, sparks begin to fly, and Mallory can't help but notice Morie in a new light. But is this tough Wyoming man ready to love?

Feb 19, 2013, 7:27pm

#392 bigmama445

Thanks so much!!! For some reason I thought it was a shorter book, but looks like you hit the nail on the head!! Thanks again :) :)

Edited: Jun 27, 2015, 9:13pm

I can't for the life of me remember the name of this book or the author, and would appreciate any book recommendations that fit the description. there's a single woman who adopted her sister's two children, Maxine and Daisy, after she dies... she's also raising her younger sister... she's been in love with Daisy's father for years but he rejected her when they were younger, and he doesn't know he's the father because when they tried to tell him he just brushed them off and said he was leaving town... she's also keeping the fact that he's Daisy's father a secret from him... fast forward seven or eight years, he comes home because his family needs help running their hotel or something of that nature, meanwhile her family still owns the local bar and his family looks down upon them because they generally consist of criminals... it's got a Romeo and Juliet theme as his family is rich and thinks themselves better than her poorer family, when he starts dating her his family is horrified that he'd date that "gutter scum" especially after they find out she has two children... she works for a politician as his secretary, and he owns a hotel or a lodge or something in Colorado or Montana or some such... the sister she's been raising ends up marrying his politician brother and they move away so she can become an actress.

there's a scene in the beginning of the book... she doesn't know he's in town yet, he gets on the same elevator as her... she's shocked and panicked to see him, she's also mad... he left town without saying goodbye and was quite rude when he left, he also blew her off when she tried to tell him that he'd gotten her sister pregnant... she thought he should know since he is the father, but then he comes back into town years later and she's anxious about him finding out, thinking he might decide to take Daisy away from her... anyways, she's shocky and panicked to see him get into the same elevator as her, she's incredibly rude to him since he just left town without a goodbye or anything, she tells him that she thought they were friends... they chat a bit, the elevator gets stuck, he convinces her to climb on his shoulders to open the lil hatch at the top of the elevator, but while she's up there, on his shoulders, the elevator doors open, and his family is standing there... she makes a hasty getaway

Edited: Feb 20, 2013, 4:12pm

#393 kclay

I forgot to mention that Wyoming Tough is the second book in a series of three (so far). The first is To Love and Cherish - Shelby and King's (Morie's mom and dad) story. The third is her brother Cort's story, The Rancher.

Feb 20, 2013, 6:09pm

THIS IS DRIVING ME CRAZY. its has sex scenes. A girls (red hair I think) father dies when a tress falls on it (I think) she is injured and wakes up in a strange house. Its a house of 3 men, the father, the brother, and the OTHER BROTHER WHO HAS A DEFORMITY (CRAB CLAW SYNDROM ON HIS HAND). She stays there and after a long time falls in love with the deformed brother (i think his name was SAM).

may have harvest or autumn in the title but im not sure

Feb 20, 2013, 10:01pm

I am a newbie, so I apologize in advance.

The book is regency, nobility and all that sort of thing. The heroine is raised from low to be the mistress of someone important, perhaps a king. She goes through a few men on the way. At one point in the books, to avoid children, she takes carriage rides in bumpy areas to prevent pregnancies.

In the end, they end up together and there are children. She lives in a beautiful house and is content. If anyone could help I would be forever grateful. Thank you.

Feb 21, 2013, 3:47am

Hi everyone. I found this searching the web for a book. I really hope one of you can help me.

I am looking for a historical romance. One of the scenes is set specifically in Bath, England. I remember the hero was some kind of detective or maybe a spy. The heroine was a wannabe detective. In the scene I remember they are searching for something in 'the waters' at Bath after hours and they start talking and the it leads to them kissing and, the only way I can say this is dry humping each other in the water. He actually has an orgasm while doing and surprises himself in that regard. I think the heroine is nobility, but I'm not sure about the hero.

I can't remember much else. I do know that it is not a series, it is not Harlequin, and it was not the Lavinia Lake books.

I read it between 2000 and 2006, I think the author was a well known author at the time. I would really like to read this story again and since I can't remember if I got it from the library or I bought it and it was one of the books I lost when I moved in 2006, I was hoping that someone on here would know.


Feb 21, 2013, 2:16pm

Hi! I joined this group because for a couple of years now I've been beating my brains out trying to remember a book I read when I was around 12-13, I've just recently called the library giving them the details but I doubt I'll get a call back.
Anyways the gist of the book revovles around a Black River Horse Spirit (whose name I can't remember) and a Princess ( who I can't remember also, sad I know), its historical because it has castles and knights in it, well in the middle of the book the river spirit shows the princess 3 magic orbs that would grant him wishes that were given to him by 3 muses who he let ride on his back some centuries before. They told him that when the time came that he would use them that he would forfiet his beautiful horse form for that of a man which he heatedly refuses to believe will ever happen since he declares he would never give up his form for anything less. The princess I believe visits him all the time and eventually he falls for her but she is (I believe it is) forced to wed someone, luckily the horse spirit uses the orbs to turn himself human, rescues her and then turns them both into swans to help them escape from her captors. They become human when they touch dry land but then turn back into swans when they touch water.
I REALLY wanna find this book so if anyone knows who wrote it and what the title is I would appreciate it SOOOO much! I don't know if the author was well know, the book when I seen it was well hidden and was small in size, it seemed to me like a earlier version of a teen romance novel written before the 90's or even the 80's, I'm at such a loss, but I hope someone has read it!Thanks!


Feb 21, 2013, 10:08pm

Hi, I'm new here. So glad to have found you! I sure hope you can help!

I'm looking for a historical book, hero has been injured and wife is called to identify him and nurse him back to health. He has amnesia when comes awake. The lord of the estate 'hired' the nurse/wife. The hero is kept upstairs in a cottage on the estate, and has a bodyguard to protect him since his life is in danger.

There were several books loosely connected in this series, having to do with spies and around Napoleonic wars, during or after. I think this was one of the last in the series. It's been at least 6 or 7 years since I read the series but I enjoyed them at the time. Can't remember the author to even start looking.

Any help would be appreciated.

Feb 22, 2013, 12:49am

So I read this novel a year or so ago and it has been bugging me that i cannot remember the title of it. I spent the entire day yesterday researching it online! It has been bugging me that much!
Unfortunately, i don't remember much detail about the book but i remember some parts of the story.
I don't remember the title or author or even any of the characters' names from the book.

So the story back maybe 19th or 20th century..I'm not sure. But i do know that the main character, who is maybe 17 and older, doesn't fit in the society like other women because she seems to be less feminine than them or maybe less interested in what they do (tea parties, shopping, gossiping..etc.) So this one day, she is riding a horse through the streets and something happened that spooked the horse and she fell of the horse. I think another woman came and helped the main character up and tried to calm down the horse. The two women got talking and i think one of them ended up inviting the other one into a women organization. I think the organization had something to do with traveling to war sites and helping to nurse wounded soldiers and take care of them. I think the main character ended up going with them but left a letter for her mom. I think the girl traveled with the organization but parted from the organization and went to another place where she also helped in nursing people (i think). all i know is that she traveled to different places. The last place i thing she traveled to was a war site also and she ended up becoming an assistant or like a helper or something. But i know that before she was assigned that, she helped to capture someone and the person who assigned her the new job mistook her for a boy/man. Probably because she had pulled her hair up and was wearing boy garments because the place she was at was too hot and ended up borrowing some clothes from a guy she worked with so that she could do her job easily. Anyway, so the person who mistook her for a boy assigned her to be his assistant or pageboy or something. And she couldn't even explain that she was a girl because the guy was high in position and i think he was a commander or captain or general or lieutenant and a famous one too. So she continued to disguise herself as a boy and became the commander's assistant. I think the story goes on as they are in war sites and the commander is leading his army. He also feels attracted to the girl and he is confused because she is a boy to him.

I forgot to mention that while this girl is traveling, her brother's best friend is searching for her worrying that something might happen to her. He wants to marry her but she want sure of marrying him. So as the story is ending, the best friend actually happens to reveal to the commander that the girl is a girl and not a boy. but i think he did that by accident because he entered the tent and was shocked to see her as a boy and blurted out all these questions about what she was doing and why she was dressed like that or something. Basically the commander finds out and gets furious with her for not telling him that she is a woman and demands that she leave. So she goes back home with her brother's best friend.
In the end, though, after maybe a year or maybe after the war is over, she happens to go to this party and the commander also happens to be there and he confesses to her that he kept thinking about her and that he started feeling things before and was confused because hje thought that she was a boy. I know she loved him too but i forgot whether she married him or her brother's best friend. I'm thinking that she married the commander.

OH and i forgot to mention that the women that she met in the beginning became her best friend and they traveled together but later the best friend went back home because she got pregnant and she was also sick of seeing wounded soldiers and couldn't bear it anymore.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me find this book! I know i wrote a lot but i really want to read this book again. And I'm sorry if what i wrote is confusing.

Feb 22, 2013, 3:09pm

#400 Inglishrose? It's Lost in your arms, bu Christina Dodd.

Feb 22, 2013, 6:28pm

Touchstone Lost in Your Arms.

Edited: Feb 22, 2013, 6:29pm

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Edited: Feb 25, 2013, 11:03am

272 Hi joeymars
The fist book is Wife by Agreement by Kim Lawrence i think

Feb 25, 2013, 10:03am

I am looking for a contemporary romance. Published between 2000-2007.
The heroine is a model. Her sister died and her brother-in-law asks her if she could act as a surrogate, as he still has a frozen egg and wants to have a brother/sister for his son. The sons name is Jake. The model agrees and gets pregnant, moves in with her brother-in-law and they fall in love. After the baby is born (i think its a girl) they have their HEA.
Anyone knows author and name of this book?

Feb 25, 2013, 11:02am

384 Hi the first books plot sounds like A Woman to Remember from Miranda Lee

Feb 25, 2013, 9:11pm

Hey , so i read this novel about a young girl who was rescued by a rich older man , when two guys were trying to rape her .. While he was coming in his carriage he heard a scream , he stopped and saw them trying to harm this young girl .. Then when he rescued her before he leaves he gave her a necklace that opens .. Instantly the young girl fall in love with this older man ! Then this man makes charity beacause he was important in his community so he send this poor girl to a boarding school for girls in london !! It was christmas holiday and all th girls where on the train station going back to their homes when suddenly this girl saw the rich man walking immediately she left her friends and started to follow him , she felt that he was drunk then he stopped at a place that looked like slang bar venue for sensual pleasure, he charged up the long stairs and entered it ! She followed him directly and also entered the place ! Another man looks like a procurer approached the rich man and they were talking!! Their she was standing inside this bar looking at him when he chose her to go with him to his room without any conflict she followed him to his room , he was very drunk , she couldnt believe that she is in the same room with him after this time ! He was taking his clothes off when she realize what place is that , she was thinking what she will do but she stayed with him the night before he woke up she cleans herself and leaves later when he was up he realize that the girl was a virgin and shes not from this place because the owner of this place didnt recognize her and admit that shes not from his girls. Please help i dont know the author name nor the title

Feb 27, 2013, 1:10am

This was I'm sure a short story from a compliation book that I can't remember the title of. The story as I remember it: A woman sitting by her husband in the hospital, he wakes up without memory of her. She's wearing his family ring though. They fly to spain and stay at his villa, which also houses his mother. The mother doesn't like the wife who spends 90% of the novel trying to make her husband remember her. There's a brother that comes into play as a jealously ploy. Finally at the end of the story they're in a parade along the city and the man looks at his wife and finally remembers her. I can't stop thinking about this story and could use any help. Thanks!

Feb 27, 2013, 3:20pm

Ok I read this book a while ago and I can't remember what it is called. It is about two sisters I think they are twins who are kidnapped. The one sister dresses like a boy so they think she is a boy. That is about all I can remember Sorry :(

Feb 28, 2013, 1:01pm

Hi I an new here. Reading some of your posting, and an sure you can help. I have red two books that I have been surching for for a long time.
1.) It is set back in England. On the way to meet his betrothed this loard gets kidnaped from an Inn or something like that. he is let go comes back with his kights to take the missterss of the house. that is all I can really remember of the book. there is a possible three authors to the book Julie Garwood, Jude Deveraux, or Judith McNaught. If you could give me the name of the book that would be great.

2.) The other book has to deal with time travel back to the American Revolutionary War. this girl is in a grave yeard she see one headstone off by it's self she walks over to see who it is. she then sees the goast of the officer, he is wearing the red coat. some who she gets wraped up in going back in time. can't remember much eles about the book. when i read the book it had a yellow cover though. don't know the auther or the name of the book.

Please help

Mar 2, 2013, 6:25am

Hey guys I am new here and am hoping you all can help me!
I read this book a couple years ago and want to read it again and just can't remember the name.
The basic plot is that a woman's sister is turned down and heartbroken by the town "bad boy" in order to 'avenge' her sister so to speak the woman decides to entice the bad boy to the local church where she would have drugged his drink once he falls asleep she will take off his clothes so on Sunday morning he is embaressed the way her sister was. Things clearly don't go as planned, the woman meets the boys older brother who looks almost identical, she thinks it is him and he plays along. She lures him to the church but then they both fall asleep there together (I think a storm came and they stayed inside to keep dry) the next morning the father of the woman who I believe is the pastor walks in with the rest of the congrigation to find the two. Then in order to save face the father marries the two. The man takes his new wife to his small home where he is raising his 3(?) younger brothers by himself. The wife slowly but surely becomes the attached and becomes good at housework and cooking. An injury leads the husbands mother ( possibly aunt) to come visit, the wife no longer feels needed since the aunt takes care of domestic duties so the wife takes a trip back home. All is well that ends well though and they live happily ever after.

PLEASE help!

Mar 2, 2013, 11:34am

# 412 DanielleD44

Try Fancy Free by Catherine Anderson.

Mar 2, 2013, 8:53pm

Hello! I'm looking for a historical romance novel that I think was written in the 80s. It is set in the medieval period. The Heroine appears to be tomboyish to the Hero. She wears breeches and a man's shirt. She loves her horses more than anything. The horses are a valuable and rare breed. Hero & Heroine are arranged to be married, both are against it, but she's very against it so she plays up to his expectations that she doesn't know how to behave like a lady (when in fact she does) so he'll want to call off the wedding or his mother (who wants him to get married while he doesn't) will call it off. They have to journey to his homeland for the wedding. During the journey, they are captured by some thief-like tribe that he has a history with, and he has to fight because she refuses to allow him to pay the price to continue their journey with her horses. After the fight, they make love for the first time. But of course something happens to make them angry with each other so she continues her charade of being unladylike, and his mother refuses to allow the marriage. Heroine leaves but discovers she is pregnant so she has to marry someone to protect her virtue and livelihood with the horses. She picks some random guy, but Hero comes after her and insists they be married because he loves her. After the wedding she tells him about the pregnancy but he already knows because he knows her body so well and saw the changes.

I think the story might have been the second in a series because it makes references to a time when the Hero pretended to be his friend who is a King so that when the King went to meet his intended bride he could get to know her without her knowing he is the one she is supposed to marry. Also, I remember the book cover being blue.


Edited: Mar 3, 2013, 12:20am

Fancy Free this story is in an anthology.

Mar 4, 2013, 2:25am

That was it!! You guys are awesome!

Edited: Feb 20, 2020, 4:12am

Please help!Its a historical romance set during WW2.The hero is called François and he is a comte(France) and the heroine marries him because a fortune teller told her that he would be the love of her life.Consummation was a rape scene!They got a son,Luis.Both had lovers outside marriage and apparently the hero was spying on the Germans(This book had many themes).At the end the hero's family was killed off one by one by his best friend,Armand who was also a German spy and also the heroine's lover(?!) because he believes his wife who he murdered slept with the hero.The heroine gets shot at the end and recovers while they run away from France.

Found it:

Mar 10, 2013, 7:40am

Please help~
I'm looking for a historical romance book where the guy became blind because the girl dared him to join the army(not so sure) to prove if he really loves her. but then when the girl saw the guy in his state she just runaway and so the guy thought that she abandoned him.. and then after many years the same girl(disguised as a helper) went to his to his house to take care of him.


Edited: Mar 10, 2013, 8:38am

418> Is it Yours Until Dawn by Teresa Medeiros?

Mar 10, 2013, 11:02am

>419 BookLizard: Thank you very much!!!

Mar 10, 2013, 8:23pm

Hei everyone! I'm sooo exited to have found this group.
I have been looking for this book for about 5 years now and I would appreciate it Sooo much if anyone knows anything about it.
The heroine is on wheelchair and she meets the hero in her family store. She's behind a desk and he starts flirting with her without knowing that she's on the wheelchai. He asks her out and she tries to blow him off. When he finds out that she's on the chair, her insists to take a out anyway partly because he doesn't want her to believ that he's so shallow and partly because he really did like her.
They fall in love and stuff, but they still tryto figure out how they can have a normal relationshi.

I remember that they go camping since she used to love camping before her acciden and they get attacked by a bear.

He's a wealthy rancher as well as his family. He's got a brother who'd lost his wife but is remarried.

This book is a sequel to the brothers story.

Mar 10, 2013, 9:03pm

>421 Najimjim: Sounds like Phantom Waltz by Catherine Anderson.

Mar 10, 2013, 9:44pm

420> Glad I could help. :-)

Mar 11, 2013, 1:21am

Aaand it is. Thank you sooo much, you just saved for another 5 years of searching.

Mar 11, 2013, 6:16pm

Ok I will give this a try but my details are kinda slim. I believe I am looking for a trilogy or a series about a couple that keep on getting separated. I believe she was part of a harem at one point and he either saves her or is part of it too. The books go all over for locations. I know they are in the Americas at one point. They are all tug and war between her using her sexuality to get them out of difficult situations and he doesn't want her to sleep with different guys. I know she has his kid at one point but he doesn't know about it. Her servants help her throughout the whole story line. Sorry again about the details I read it years ago and read multiple books a year so its hard to remember author, title, or character names.

Edited: Mar 12, 2013, 12:46am

#386 HeatherLockner >> Upon a Wicked Time by Karen Ranney

Mar 12, 2013, 8:05pm

I have been looking for a certain book. A woman is dressed as a boy, she ends up as the squire of a man or something similar to a squire. The man saves "the lad" from drowning and cannot understand why he is attracted to the lad. I remember a scene of gypsies and they know the lad is woman. They dress her as a gypsy and she goes and spends the night with the man. It is not Lady of the Knight (which I thought it was). Please help!!!!

Mar 13, 2013, 2:41am

#427 PrincessGigi422 >> Try Velvet Song by Jude Devereaux

Mar 13, 2013, 6:05pm

Oh my gosh rani91 you have just made my day! thank you SO much.

Mar 13, 2013, 11:08pm

Hi, I've been racking my brain to try and remember the titles of some books a read several years ago but I can't remember the names. The first novel is a western romance most likely Harlequin that I read years ago about a woman and her 3? friends who robbed stagecoaches for gold. I think the leading lady was an innkeeper by day or something like that and the town sheriff? fell in love with her at the end after he arrested her. I also read another book (could have been a silhouette mystery) about this lady who was the victim of a fire? and was seeing a psychiatrist to try and help her remember what happened during the fire but it turns out the psychiatrist was the bad guy. Can someone help? Sorry the details are very vague.


Mar 14, 2013, 1:38pm

Hi i'm new here anyways, i read this book about 2 years ago but can't remember the name or author but i know it was a historical romance about a girl in this place that is like super hot and she she this man almost getting beaten to death so she stops it and the man become a servant at her house. the girl thinks he is plain compared to her sister so even if she was attracted to the servant she feel he wont like her anyways. I also remember that she gets pregnant by the guy. The names of the protagonist i think is Amanda, maybe it's not but that is all i can think of. I would really love and appreciate it you guys can help me find this book. Thank You!

Edited: Mar 14, 2013, 1:49pm

All I can think of is A Loving Scoundrel by Johanna Lindsey because danny did dress as a boy all of her life.
(#427 PrincessGigi422 )

Mar 14, 2013, 8:15pm

Hi. I'm new so sorry for any mistakes. I keep trying to remember this book I read a few yrs ago. Some details I remember are
»medieval time period
»at the beginning she is young like 17 or so
»near the beginning H found h, she was in a suit of armor for some reason I think
»he takes her home and she is cared for by his housekeeper? something like that
»he returns when she is older and they fall in love and get engaged
»on their wedding day H's friend, a dwarf, is found killed. I think he was hung
»H believes h is guilty
and that's all I remember. If anyone can help I would be super grateful. I've been trying to remember the title for a long time now.

Mar 14, 2013, 9:20pm

431 - I know it's a Karen Robards book. Maybe Dark Torment.

Edited: Mar 14, 2013, 10:02pm

430- i think it is All Through The Night by Connie Brockway for the first book

Edited: Mar 14, 2013, 9:54pm

434- Thank you so much! that is the one you have no idea how much that means to me!

Edited: Mar 16, 2013, 2:19am

Thank you Savage Grace but I just read half and it isn't it. The hero doesn't know for most of the book that his squire is a female. They travel throughout the book. I remember that the Gypsies or maybe the circus even say how the hero of the book is blind that he cannot see.

Mar 16, 2013, 4:39am

Aw, sorry! I was hoping it was the right one; I had checked a couple others but that seemed to be the closest one to the plot. But I'll keep looking for you; I'm also searching for my own so it's really no bother to look for others too, especially when they sound as interesting as yours :) Hopefully someone can help, too! :)

Mar 16, 2013, 6:54pm

Thanks I appreciate it!!! I have read the first book you are looking for and Ill see if I can find the book again. :)

Edited: Mar 17, 2013, 2:30am

It's happening again... That book I read when I was twelve has started to haunt me again. I desperately need help.

So, it's a romance novel, and I believe it was written from 2003 to 2005, but I'm not certain. I -think- the cover head the back of the head of a blonde girl.

It was about two sisters running away, getting fake IDs and starting a new life, and I know one of the sisters meets a guy whose name starts with C (Connor? Collin?) and the romance is between them. I remember the end having one of the sisters leaving the room while she was playing scrabble with the guy, and when she came back, "ILOVEYOU" was on the board.

Somewhere in the story, the sisters' friends find them, too.

Anyone have an idea of what this is?

Mar 17, 2013, 11:52am

Am I deluded or did Eloisa James' "With This Kiss" trilogy (Part One already released, Part Two out Tuesday and Part Three next week) already been released? Or am I thinking of a similar story by another author? Because I swear I've read it before... e_e

Mar 17, 2013, 2:37pm

436 - You're welcome. She is one of my favorite authors! I might have to re-read that one!

Mar 17, 2013, 8:10pm

After exhausting all of my Google search techniques, I thought I might post here in hopes of someone helping me out with either the title of the book or perhaps an author it "sounds like".

I picked up this hardcover back in 2002 at a hospital second hand book swap. It had a picture of the heroine, a redhead, on the cover standing at a fireplace with her back to the room in a gown of some sort.

She was one of two daughters to an art dealer/auctioneer father. Her step (or half?) sister had short dark hair and very cosmopolitan (served as the evil force in the storyline). The heroine eventually fell in love with the evil sister's husband who was Indian. It came down as like a fight over art or auctions or something to that effect. The heroine was training to take over as auctioneer supreme or some such thing or maybe sell the father's auctionhaus/legacy. Took place in England.

There are a few scenes I very clearly remember in the book: The husband flying the redheaded heroine to Japan or China for orange crispy duck on a boat. The heroine practising a mock auction where her mentor attempted to trick her by coughing/sneezing. The mother (in some strange grief induced psychosis?) masturbating to the fantasy of her recently passed husband only to be killed by an assassin (not kidding).

I was 15/16 when I read it. My first kind of adult/fiction/romance. Thought it might've been a Nora Roberts but she doesn't seem to have anything similar.

Any guidance would be very much appreciated.

Mar 17, 2013, 8:33pm

Dang, another good book I want NNNOOOWWW! LOL Just t questions so I can try to help you out:

Can you remember anything about the title? I try to remember names but usually fail, although sometimes I can remember that the author's name was weird/unusual (ie: Shirl Henke or Shirlee Busbee) or for titles I might remember a part of it... like the word Taming or Butterfly... make sense?

It's even better if you can remember something about the Hero or heroines names, even if it's how their names started or, if - for example - your Indian brother-in-law in the story had a Native name?

Any idea what the era was? Was it in America or England? Ireland or Scotland?

The more the better! You never know what little memory could find it. LOL

Oh, and do you think you remember if it was a Harlequin book or a Mills & Book. The cover makes me think it might be Mills & Books from prob. the 80s.

Mar 18, 2013, 2:02am

SavageGrace I think one of the books you were looking for is Cherished by Elizabeth Thornton.

Mar 18, 2013, 2:36am

I'll have to reread when I'm more awake but I've skimmed and searched words and it doesn't seem to be the one I was looking for. :( Another "child bride" had visited her in the country after the H's return and informs her of the vicious gossip going on; people had been saying she was deformed, among other things, and that is why H never introduced her to London society but kept her in the country. Near the end of the book, h is attacked by a man out for revenge against H (I think) and is nearly raped before H gets to them and kills the man. I don't recall there being a fight over H's inheritance or her having siblings but IDK... I've searched for it for SO long but I can still only remember bits of it. LOL =/

Edited: Mar 18, 2013, 3:37am

Here's something that might be easier to find... it's only been released in the past 2-3 years maybe. It's about a man - H - who spends his time basically taking bets on who he can bed, drinks, does drugs, etc. He takes a bet on h who has a small child, a boy. He falls in love and starts to settle down, even bonding with her son but then one of his old trampy drug-addicted chicks comes around and tells her about H and says she is pregnant with his baby. Later on the girl has the kid which is, of course, totally messed up from the drugs and the fact the idiot has been OD'ing on prenatal vitamins or something weird like that, (I think she was trying to fight any affects her drug us was having on the fetus but it, of course, didn't work). Poor little kid (recall him calling it Elizabeth, I think?) is a premmie, drug-addicted mess, and dies which, even though he LOATHES the druggie chick, completely devastates him. He gives the druggie a good verbal thrashing (which I rooted for and was so ticked that h would feel sympathy for her because she was clearly only after this dudes money - think she even gloated about it to h - and has been making his life hell).

H then goes back to his old skanks and h and son walk in to find one of the skanks being all smug and strutting around in lingerie h had purchased to wear for H. H is depressed, angry and sick with himself so he verbally bashes h, etc. before she finally tells him where to go. There was a sequel coming out and I was hoping he'd redeem himself for good - because, aside from his drama, he and h were super cute and perfect together).

The book might only be an indie or something but I'd be SO thankful if someone can help me out again! LOL Going through my epub library and reading things have me remembering more and more books I loved and lost along the way... >_

Mar 18, 2013, 5:04pm

Thanks to y'all driving me mad with these fab books and thus making it irresistible not to look for them in my own collection (not to mention online, durr)... I have finally found one of my books! LOL

I have edited the post asking for it and will re-post here in case someone was also looking for it:

FOUND! x 2) H & h are married; h's dad forced the marriage and lied to h about H's willingness to marry her. Her father even forged letters between them. H is cruel, not knowing she was also a "victim" to her father's lies. H has a mistress but is very jealous of h's friendship with her male cousin. The cousin betrays h and blackmails H. I'm not sure about this but I think h gets shot after jumping into a duel between H and her cousin...? And there was also something about a doll that H has that h remembers from a childhood encounter with H...? x FOUND!

#2 has been FOUND: "The Obedient Bride" by Mary Balogh

Mar 19, 2013, 4:17pm

Hi everyone. I've just found this site and I'm hoping you can help me. The book I'm looking for is set somewhere on the british island. The hero is a recently released prisoner from Russia (I think) and the heroine is a reporter for a newspaper. They met when her father took her to see his paintings when she was younger, probably around her teenage years. She goes up to where he's staying and it's by a beach or something. There's also this little boy who has been looking in these caves nearby for cave drawings. At one point the boy is missing and the hero and heroine go looking for him. They are in the caves and there's this hole only she can get through so he gives her his sweater and she crawls through and finds the boy. They also found the cave drawings. I remember something in the end about the heroine seeing a chinese guy using a german camera taking pictures of england (or london) and she thinks the hero would find that funny.

Mar 20, 2013, 2:02pm

Hi everyone

Please help. I am trying to find a historical/ regency romance novel I read a very long time ago but I cannot remember the title ( think it might have the word 'lady' in there somewhere but not sure). Can't also remember the names of any of the characters in the book but I think it's got the picture of a girl in a bath tub on it.

In the story, girl comes to London from france after the death of her mother; to look for her grandfather but was turned away by her uncle. On the same night, she was attacked by two men who had intention of raping her, but was saved by a man ( who is a lord or some similar title) she ends up becoming his mistress as she had no where else to go.
Along the line, the grandfather (who is a wealthy and titled man also)finds out that she is in london and that she is being kept by this man and forces him to marry her, leaving the lover feeling angry and trapped.
Girl becomes pregnant but before she could tell her lover/ husband, she is kidnapped by uncle ( I think) who tries to kill her because he is threatened of her new found relationship with her grandfather but husband finds her and saves her.

Thanks a lot everyone

Mar 20, 2013, 2:36pm

I'm looking for a book about childhood friends/sweethearts that meet up again when they are older. She never told him she had his child, and he never suspects the child is his because they were making out heavily but didn't realize they went far enough for her to conceive.

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Mar 21, 2013, 4:53pm

westwingwolf, the book you're looking for is You Belong to Me by Johanna Lindsey

Mar 24, 2013, 12:03am

ladylost, thank you!

Edited: Mar 25, 2013, 5:21pm

I'm trying to remember this book but I can't mind the author or the title. It's set in this unnamed, imagined or half remembered city. Two men are in love with the same woman and they chase after her down steps and through alleyways, but the city keeps shifting. I thought it was Italo Calvino but none of the plots match.

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Mar 25, 2013, 1:53pm

I have red two books that I have been surching for for a long time.
1.) It is set back in England. On the way to meet his betrothed this loard gets kidnaped from an Inn or something like that. he is let go comes back with his kights to take the missterss of the house. that is all I can really remember of the book. there is a possible three authors to the book Julie Garwood, Jude Deveraux, or Judith McNaught. If you could give me the name of the book that would be great.

2.) The other book has to deal with time travel back to the American Revolutionary War. this girl is in a grave yeard she see one headstone off by it's self she walks over to see who it is. she then sees the goast of the officer, he is wearing the red coat. some who she gets wraped up in going back in time. can't remember much eles about the book. when i read the book it had a yellow cover though. don't know the auther or the name of the book.

Please help

Mar 25, 2013, 2:32pm

Help please. I read a book prior to to 2000. It was a romance that involved time travel. A family owned a ranch in the american west (modern times). There was a portal on the ranch where the family could travel back to ancient norse times. The portal was thru what appeared to be a tunnel in the ground. It was a series.

Mar 25, 2013, 9:38pm

458> Could #1 possibly be Prisoner of My Desire by Johanna Lindsey?

Mar 28, 2013, 11:52pm

it could I will check into it. thanks for the tip BookLizard

Mar 29, 2013, 11:05am

Looking for a historical romance book. Set in England. In the beginning, the heroine had something of hers stolen while in a carriage ride by a sweet old lady/couple who offered to hold her bag. When the heroine retrieves back her goods, the hero notices and thinks she is a thief. He demands her help to look or retrieving something, and thinks she is a thief for most of the story. Eventually, they marry at the end of the book. Read it a while back, maybe in 2005, so not a new book. It was a thick paperback, ~325 pages. Help appreciated!

Edited: Apr 20, 2013, 2:49am

Hello everyone, new here and can't remember a book title. Had a pink cover, historical romance set in England, I believe, hero's name was Maximillian and he pretends to be a vicar and marries a lady (can't remember her name) He also pretends to be a ghost and spends time going through secret tunnels in his castle. Wears a padded stomach and glasses as the vicar. Keeps his costumes in the tunnels. Won't make love with wife as vicar but drives her crazy as the ghost. I believe she inherited his castle in place of her deceased uncle or father after the hero fakes his death.

Mar 29, 2013, 9:56pm

#463, I think I know the book, but before I go looking...were there 2 castles...and the tunnels ran between them?

Mar 30, 2013, 2:30am

Yes!!! There was a castle and the parsonage and yes, there was a tunnel that ran between them. And the vicar's disguise and his other costumes were kept in the tunnel. And he wore a padded stomach and glasses, I think, as the vicar. I just remembered those details

Mar 30, 2013, 11:56pm

<460> BookLizard thank you so much it was the book. Thank you so so much!!!!!

Mar 31, 2013, 2:14am

Hello All!
I've been looking for a book off and on for the last couple of years and I'm hoping that someone may have an idea of the title and/or author.

Takes place in regency/historical England. A woman of means (she or her father may have had some sort of title) disguises herself as a governess so that her friend (possibly former governess?) can go get married. I remember that she had a really hard time doing her hair in the mornings since she hadn't done it herself before. She falls in love with the widowed lord of the manor, he is trying to not fall in love with her because he thinks it's improper to fall in love with a governess. If I remember correctly the Lord had a youg girl, maybe around 7-ish? The heroine is eventually found out for being her ture self and they get married. I was convinced that it all took place around Christmas time but could be wrong on that, also seem to remember the book cover having yellow behind the title in red with the heronie on the cover in a blue or green dress. Probably published in the 90s.

Thanks for any help with this search, I know it's not a lot to go on.

Mar 31, 2013, 7:07pm

466> You're welcome! Happy to help. I remember I loved that book back in the day.

Apr 2, 2013, 2:45am

#463 I think it might be Confessions of a Little Black Gown but I need to do more searching...

Apr 2, 2013, 9:40pm

#469 that's not it. Thanks for looking

Apr 3, 2013, 7:22pm


I have been looking for a historical story about three sister who has a mysterious past/family history. They may be princesses and involve with people who want to protect their secret while they are trying to find out who they are. I believe that it was set in England. There should be 3 book, one for each sister. The first one should be published around 2004/2005. I don't know the tilte, author, or the character's name. Please help. Thank you.

Edited: Apr 9, 2013, 7:17pm

#471 Christina Dodd has some books like that. The Lost Princesses series

Apr 5, 2013, 9:34am

I'm so frustrated!!! I want to find this book so bad. The story goes like this: There was a deformed woman who her entire life wished that she would be beautiful so she could fall in love. Somehow (I don't remember exactly what happened) she became beautiful but it wouldn't last for long. So she was enamored by her lord and fell in love quickly. She didnt want to tell him the truth but in order for her to stay beautiful she had to go on a quest (not sure for what or where but I know it's thru the woods) to become beautiful again. I think in the end she turns ugly in the woods on their way and in order to keep the spell he had to make love to her while she was in her deformed state. Please help me find this book...It's driving me crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Apr 5, 2013, 4:18pm

Hey y'all, my memory is shot and if anyone could give me a push in the right direction, I'd be over the moon about it.

A couple years ago, when I first started paying attention to ebooks, I downloaded just masses of'em and read as quick as I could, didn't pay attention to authors or titles because I figured I'd never delete them (cyber hoarder), which I didn't, I've just had technological mishaps since then.

So this book I remember distinctly wasn't very long. It was about a young pair of twin girls (18-20 years old) in Victorian England (or maybe even a little before that period) who lived with their uncle. Uncle needed money so he was going to marry one of the girls, the one with more spunk, off to the rich old creep who had gone through multiple "wives" already because he'd abuse them so badly the first few nights they'd die. So these twins sneak off the night before the girl's marriage, one of them dressed as a boy to be both less noticeable (twin girls on the run draws attention) and so as to provide an 'escort' of sorts and a better sense of safety. A man comes across them while they're on the run and they, more or less, find shelter with him as he travels back to his home, the twins constantly switching out who plays a boy every other day. The poor guy gets really confused because sometimes he's attracted to the young girl, but after they switch out, he finds himself attracted to the boy.

It was hilarious and cute and I miss stories like this. Of course, there's eventually the Big Reveal, everything gets sorted out, and the spunky twin marries the helpful man in the end.

Ideas? Thoughts? Jokes?

Apr 5, 2013, 10:15pm

#474 chupathingy >> I'm pretty certain that is "The Switch" by Lynsay Sands

Apr 6, 2013, 12:12am

Touchstone fairy: The Switch by Lynsay Sands

Apr 6, 2013, 1:52am

I am looking for a Regency Romance novel.
Shy, mousey young girl thinks she is dying of a sickness just like her mother. She travels to London to stay with an aunt and make a splash during her season. She dyes her hair and flirts with lots of men. Turns out she was sick from the well water at her home.

Apr 6, 2013, 1:27pm

I am looking for a book contemporary romance where the parents meet because their children are dating and they are scared that the daughter is pregnant. Somehow the patents find themselves expecting a baby

Apr 6, 2013, 7:20pm

Hi. I am so glad I found this site. I have been wanting to reread a book that I read some 10 years ago or so. I cannot for the life of me remember the name of the author or the title of book. What I remember of the plot is as follows, and I hope someone can help me out. Thanks!

Historical romance, hero contracts a bride of convienience to have an heir because he is under the belief that he is dying. He believes he is dying because he has episodes of horrible migraines that lay him out for days at a time. The heroine becomes pregnant and the also becomes ill after eating some pastries. They find out that the pastries are poisoned and the unknown villain has been slowly killing the hero in order to take the title.

That's all I can remember.

Apr 7, 2013, 1:57am

I've looked everywhere and still can't find the book I described in post #463. If anyone can think of another place to search please let me know. It has been bugging me for months

Apr 7, 2013, 5:06am

>478 Mschillywilley: Mschillywilley, are there any more details you remember about this book?

Apr 7, 2013, 9:43am

>481 starlightgenie: I can't think of them now but it was part of the harliquin line

Apr 7, 2013, 12:07pm

Y'all are brilliant. The relief of finding a book I was stuck on is immense. THANK YOU!

Apr 8, 2013, 1:00pm

<471> I think is right, it sounds like Christina Dodd. I know there are three books. The titles are: The Prince Kidnaps A Bride, The Barefoot Princess, and Some Enchanted Evening. It may be worth checking out.

Apr 9, 2013, 8:09am

#477 - I love that book! It's Miss Lacey's Last Fling by Candice Hern.

Apr 10, 2013, 1:55am

So it's killing me. I'm trying to remember the name of this book I read back in high school. I want to say it was published maybe in the early 2000s (2002?) but don't trust me on that. Definitely before 2005 though. The gist of the story as far as I can remember: the young wealthy girl (17-ish, 20-ish?) living somewhere in Europe (I forgot pretty much all the names associated with this book...) gets kidnapped the day before her arranged marriage to this other wealthy guy. She gets thrown onto a ship with other captured girls and they are transported to the Colonies in North America (yes I forgot which colony it was too...).

The male protagonist is a guy ten years older than her, he lost his wife some years ago due to either accident or illness. He has an 8 year old (?) son, they live in a cabin by a lake a little ways from the town. He's looking for a mother-figure (governess) for his son and goes to the ship carrying the girls in hopes of finding someone suitable. The two of them meet, steadily fall in love and eventually get married.

After the wedding, the girl's family has followed her to the colonies in order to find her. Her ex-fiance and his mother is there as well as but I forget if the two families went over independently or alone. The was-to-be-mother-in-law hates her, the fiance ended up with someone else and the parents were initially against their daughter marrying into a lower class but the somehow, the story ends with everyone content one way or another.

The author weaves in a variety of side stories, all connected to the main plot and pretty much every character in the story got a chapter/section dedicated to him or her to explain the character's motives for their actions.

If anyone can help, I will be so grateful >

Apr 10, 2013, 8:23am

I'm new here. I can only remember the first part and some synopsis. It's a romance novel. It has two sisters in it and I think either they're father or mother had just died or got killed, the younger was raped by a group of men and the older one was there but she hide and felt guilty because she couldn't do anything. The sister got pregnant as result of this raped and stopped speaking after, I think this was the prologue. I think the older sister then got a housekeeping job on a ranch. The younger sister fell in love with the H younger brother. The older sister with the older brother. She was hired as a housekeeper by the ailing father. Thats most of what i remembered. It think it took placed in the 20th or 19th century, In America

Read 7 years ago please help me really wanna read it again

Apr 14, 2013, 12:13am

Ktleyed you are fantastic - I just ordered a copy so I will never lose this story again!

Apr 14, 2013, 12:45am

I borrowed a book from a friend & only have a vague memory of the synopsis...
Historical maybe set in England
Neighbors- begins with the h a young girl that adores the two neighbor boy's family. I think she fell out of a tree watching them eat dinner... Wishing she had a family like that of her own. I think she is raised by only her father & he is gone often. As she grows up she tries to be a lady, but I think she climbs a tree, dirties her dress & the H helps her clean up.
Seems like the H leaves for a long time after he compromised her & returns years later to find that his brother is her protector.
I remember something about her loosing their child & taking him to the small grave marked by a stone by a tree. I think the brother had to bury the baby:-/
I wish I could remember more& am hoping I'm not mixing stories; I've read way to much & sometimes they jumble together.

Apr 14, 2013, 1:19am

#433 I think the book you are talking about is "Lady of Conquest" by Teresa Mederios
I remember the drawf he was some what of a court jester & was doing a trick that involves bungee jumping. The villain cuts the line & the H blames the h.

Apr 14, 2013, 3:08pm

#351 amontgo2

One was about a woman who lived with her father on a ranch and she ended up getting pregnant with the son of the neighboring ranchs kid and having to leave. Then she comes back after her father dies.....there is a fire at one point.

Sounds a little like "This Calder Sky" by Janet Daily.

Edited: Apr 14, 2013, 3:11pm

I have been trying to find a romance book way back in the days when I was a teenager about a heroine that has been sent or locked away in a covenant, I'm assuming by her family, brother, or uncle. I vaguely remember but the hero and a couple of men come to rescue her, I am assuming they heard about the situation maybe regarding that either her family is marrying her off I guess to get their hands on her money or something like that.

Upon arriving at the covenant, the hero, I am assuming marries her right then and there but before leaving, the hero cuts his forearm with a knife to make it seem the marriage was consummated . I am also assuming the nuns or sisters help them with their plan to leave but once again, I am unsure. I am guessing this takes place at the beginning of the book, maybe the prologue or first chapter or so.

I would really love help in finding this or something similar to the plot of the book. It would be greatly appreciated. Sorry I don't have much details other then what I have mentioned to go further on.

Apr 15, 2013, 3:37am

@ romancebooklover1 - probably not the book you're looking for, but your description made me think about The Countess Bride by Terri Brisbin. The problem is that I only vaguely remember what happened in this book, but the heroine does have to go to the nunnery and the hero does marry her. I'm sorry I'm not much help!

Apr 16, 2013, 11:18pm

Thanks for the information and your time to help me! It's greatly appreciated!

Apr 16, 2013, 11:18pm

I read this romance book back in the 90's, maybe, or early 2000's. I have very limited information about the book but I welcome any suggestions pertaining to the book.

What I vaguely remember is that the heroin is maybe having an arranged married by her family, I'm assuming for money but I'm unsure. The hero finds out and he and maybe a few of his men go kidnap her. I'm not sure if they kidnap the heroin from a convent or orphanage. I'm assuming while on the run, the hero stops by a nunnery, convent or somewhere and they get married. To make it seem their marriage has been consummated he cuts his forearm and makes blood stains on the bed.

After that I'm not sure what happens. I have read some of the talks in the groups and one of them points out that maybe a brother or relative are after the heroin's money. But once again, I'm so unsure. The only main thing that stayed in my head was that the hero cuts is forearm to make it seem the marriage was consummated. That's all I have.

I'm so sorry I do not have more information about this book. If anyone recalls something similar to this description please let me know. I would like to find this book one day but it may not be possible. Thank You to anyone who helps!

Books that have been recommended are:
Isle of Lies has been recommend, which I have enjoyed but that is not right book.
The Countess Bride.

Apr 17, 2013, 3:31am

Forever in Your Embrace by Kathleen Woodiwiss. Base in Russia. They get married and he has to cut his arm because they were caught in the act.

Apr 17, 2013, 3:34am

Petals on the River

Apr 17, 2013, 10:39am

I read this book years ago and I remember a lot about but I can't think of the name of the book or the author heres what I know. It's about this young single mother who lives on a ranch and is raising twins. She is the aunt to these twins. The father or another man somehow related to the twins shows up wanting to take the twins as his own. She does not want to give them up because she can't have children of her own. The man tries to say that raising the twins on a ranch is dangerous and that his home would be better. While this is going on someone is sabotaging the ranch. One of the things they do is relaize a bull on the farm. The woman is driving up with the twins in the car when she notices the bull she gets out and draws the bull a way from the car. The only other thing I remeber near the end of the book the saboteur kidnaps the babies. They go after the kidnapper and the woman gets shot in the stomach. I believe she survives though. That's all i can remember of the book. If anyone can tell me the name I'd greatly appreciate it.

Apr 17, 2013, 2:04pm

Hello! I am looking for a couple of books that I remember reading 10-20 years ago. The first was a contemporary Phantom of the Opera theme where the heroine's father had a friend who was badly burned in a fire. The h/H meet and fall in love but she is still in High School. They get married when she turns 18-19 but there is trouble in paradise because she wants kids and he doesn't because he thinks he is a monster. It takes her running away for him to realize how much he cares and he is willing to have kids after that. I think the H might have been a member of Secret Service.
The next one is a Regency (?) romance where the h/H knew each other since childhood, but they ended up hating/avoiding each other because they felt annoyed/aggravated when they were in each others company. But one night the h goes to a party in disguise, high heels and exotic perfume. The H/h end up making love in his coach, but he thinks she is some exotic lady and he becomes obsessed with finding her by looking for a tall woman with that perfume. The h manages to hide what happened until she accidently puts on the exotic perfume and the H smells it on her and realizes what happened.
I cannot remember their names or descriptions. Please help!
Thank you!

Apr 17, 2013, 5:35pm

#499 QuixoticAngel

The second book you describe sounds like Something Wicked by Jo Beverley. It is one of the Malloren series.

Don't know anything about your first book. Sorry.

Apr 18, 2013, 12:14am

Ive been going crazy trying to find this book!! Its about a girl named magdelena who very young fell in love with this "thug" whom I cant remember his name, I know his brothers name was linc, she got pregnant and married a rich guy because he could give her everything for her baby, but he ended up being very abusive and beating her all the time, years later the love of her life comes back in her life and tries to take her back but they try to sneak away and the guy she is married to is trying to kill her for trying to leave!! uggh my favorite book and i cant remember and or find it

Apr 18, 2013, 12:17am

Hi mamalaz, I had read the description of the malloren book and that's not it. The h/H grew up together and were friends until the H noticed she was a "woman" and they became uncomfortable in each others presence. To the point they were rude to each other when they saw each other as adults. I just remember she went to a party in disguise, she wore high heels and an "exotic" perfume. Sorry I can't remember more.

Apr 18, 2013, 11:20am

#490 Kano2606. That's it! I'm so glad u remember! I was afraid I was never going to find it again. I'm really happy now! :)

Apr 18, 2013, 11:43am

#499 the second book ur looking for might be A Secret Love by Stephanie Laurens. I remember it because he found her identity out because she put on the perfume she used with her disguise.

Apr 18, 2013, 12:02pm

Redbooklover09, That's it! Thank you sooo much! That book has been driving me crazy for years, now I can finally reread it :) thanks again!

Apr 18, 2013, 12:20pm

Hi all,

Ok I have this bok stuck in my head (not because it was great or anything, but because my Nook got wiped out and I like to keep a catalog of what I read and I have about 3-4 reads I can't find)

I read this book in the last year, no longer than 1.5 years because I'm sure I was pregnant at the time and my daughter is now about 10months.

So it starts with this British character, but she lives in the States and she gets fired (i think) because she is interviewing for a job at the beginning of the book. She has JUST found out she is pregnant so must get a job to pay bills. She is not with the father of the baby, he doesn't want to be a father (already has kids and previous ex-wife if I recall) so they break up.

Anyway, she goes to the interview (a secretary job I think) and the boss is very intimidating. He thinks she is sick and is impressed she still shows up (it's actual morning sickness). He hires her even after she puked in his trashcan.

Jump ahead and she starts work and soon after he has to go on a business trip to the islands. He never takes vacations so this will be a working one so he wants her to come. He also doesn't do relationships since his previous one ended (we find out later his wife was killed and he was a suspect which is why he is still so broken). Well they go on this beach vacation/work trip and obviously begin to flirt in between the working. She tells him she's pregnant and he is surprisingly ok with this because he doesn't want a relationship. He confesses she's the first person he has slept with in years (since the dead wife)!

The agree on the plan back to go back to being professional---boss and secretary. This fails because he realizes he wants more. Blah, blah....they end up together, he wants to help raise the baby. She also goes to visit his family with him (Chicago I think) who he hasn't seen since all the police probing and what not.

Random details:
-she wants to name the baby Cecelia I think, which he thinks is ugly
-she has a roommate who also works at this company

Like I said, not memorable but I MUST know what it is....

PS---this group is amazing and I have re-read some good books after going through the list of books above! The Calder Sky was a long forgotten good read.

Edited: Jun 26, 2013, 11:09pm

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Apr 18, 2013, 12:48pm

Redbooklover09, I'm so glad that I was able to help! I'm loving this blog; it's a great way to discover new books too;-)
I love all of Teresa medeiros's books, especially "Whisper of Roses"!!!

Apr 18, 2013, 1:26pm

489 I think I found my book...reminiscing about the author Teresa Mederios made me look her up & I found " the pleasure of your kiss" I remember reading it, but it's not in my librbary; I plan to buy it later & will find out;-)

Apr 19, 2013, 7:53am

Hi im trying to find a book I want to read again. I cant remember exact details but a young lady is either waiting for her dad to get her or she is trying to get to him. At the beginning she is working I believe in an inn. When the main male of story enters she attacks him with a broom. The owners daughter in law talks him into taking her back to his ranch as they could not afford to keep her there. He is looking after the ranch alone as his brother wanders a lot. I think his brother comes home eventually to find her asleep in his bed and tries to have his way with her but main man saves her. I think she also gets attacked by a townsman when she is left at the ranch alone. Hopefully that description helps and I didnt get two story lines mixed up together :-D

Apr 19, 2013, 11:08pm

I can't remember the name or author of this historical romance, but it was probably published in the mid-1990s. The hero is Norwegian or Swedish, and I think the heroine was pregnant when they met. I believe that they married early on in the story, too. Whenever they got into an argument with each other, the hero would storm off after saying, “Jeg elsker deg.” She thought he was swearing at her, but he was actually saying “I love you.” She only learns this after he has it engraved in her wedding band. It's been making me totally nuts, so I'd really appreciate it if someone could remember the name (or even some more details).

Apr 21, 2013, 4:46pm

So, I'm trying really hard to find a book i read years back. I cant for the life of me remember the title, or even the names of the characters. What I do remember is this:

It's a Historical Romance, i think Regency, but possibly Victorian. The Story starts off with the Hero finding out that, due to good investments, he is no longer in the dire straights that his father's poor management and gambling debts had left him. He's walking home when he is approached by a woman he's known his whole life, and has always wanted. Before he can reveal his happy news (and i think he had already planned to propose), She reveals that she has a plan to marry him, so that he can use her dowry to revitalize his estates and save his family. Not willing to look a gift horse in the mouth, he accepts, and spends the rest of the book hiding how he's actually rich again now so that she will stay with him, not realizing that she had wanted to marry him all along, and was using giving him her dowry as an excuse, as she hadn't thought he was interested.

I think the book had a shiny purple cover, with a cutout of either a carriage or a house, but that could be completley off. Anyway, if anyone knows this book, i really want to find it and read it again.

Apr 22, 2013, 5:56pm

#479 Enchanting Pleasures by Eloisa James has a hero who has migraine headaches.

Apr 24, 2013, 3:04am

I hope you can help. The story is contemporary. I read it in the 80's. I believe there were two sisters. One an actress and one a librarian. They switched places and the librarian going with the sisters date and ended up being kidnapped. She was kept for a long while and she was romanced and fell in love with her captor. I remember a hot tub. The sister later showed up and the librarian was released when the captor realized his mistake. But he later went after the librarian and she went back to him. I remember the story was quite steamy. All I remember about the author is that she was a popular contemporary author of the time. I appreciate your help.

Apr 24, 2013, 12:00pm

#513 Thanks for responding. I have that book and that is not the one I was thinking of. Thanks tho.

Apr 24, 2013, 10:25pm

i cant remember the title or author of this book i want to read again but i know its either a harlequin book or a silhouette book
the book is about this girl who works in her fathers company (or just a company i dont remember) , but it turns out that the father of her child is now taking over the company (or doing business), only problem is that he didnt know that he had a three year old son and when he goes to the company he finds out because there is like a daycare for the employers kids ..... i vaguely remember that in one of the scenes the kid is in the daycare playing and then he falls and then the father is taking both the kid and the mother in a limo somewhere ...... i really hope someone helps me i've been going crazy trying to remember this book

Apr 25, 2013, 1:28am

<486> try the author Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. the book sounds familiar.

Edited: Apr 25, 2013, 10:53pm

#512 Yeah, that was the one, thank you. I had found it, forgot to update that here.

Apr 27, 2013, 3:29pm

I'm looking for the title of a regency about an ex-prostitute who buys her way out after a first time client freaks out and leaves her a purse of money. She buys a restaurant and years later that same man finds her. I think it was published within the last few years.

Apr 28, 2013, 4:49pm

I'm another newby and am desperately trying to find a book I read a few years ago. I'd say published around 2009/10. A man comes back to town after getting an injury maybe, or due to his father dying - they hated each other, a pitcher? And reluctantly has to retire. Feeling old washed up etc. Sorry that bit is vague.
Inherits a bar in town I think. When he gets back home treated like hero. Then sees his best friend's sister. Before he left town years earlier they'd had a one night stand. She'd not dated anyone since almost become a recluse. Months later had a miscarriage but no one realised it was the big star's baby. Do remember that her brother hit him when he found out.

If anyone can help out will make me SO happy!! :)

Edited: Apr 28, 2013, 5:25pm

Hi all,
I am also in search of a book I read about 5 years ago, maybe more. I have been so frustrated trying to figure out the name and author. If anyone recalls the name/author, I will be sooo grateful!!

The story is of a young woman who earns money making pottery. She helps her neighbor, an old woman, with odds and ends. Apparently the old woman's son or nephew comes to town and accuses the woman of being a gold the process they fall in love. The woman is struggling to make ends meet. It takes place in some small town in the US. I don't remember much else.
Any help would be wonderful!!!

Thank you soooooo much in advance!!

Apr 30, 2013, 4:45pm

Its driving me nuts, there's a book I read a couple years ago and I can't recall the title. It was about this shy woman who ends up sleeping with her sister's ex shortly after her sister's funeral. The woman gets pregnant but the guy had left on military orders and she doesn't have the chance to tell him. Later he goes missing and is assumed dead. Fast forward about a year and he shows up on her doorstep. By now the child has been born and he hears it crying in the background when she answers the door, this begins their complicated reunion.
If anyone could help me out I'd greatly appreciate it.
Thanks! Alli

Apr 30, 2013, 8:49pm

Looking for yet another book. It's a contemporary romance. I am so hating not being able to remember this stuff! LOL

It's a recent release, I think... 2011 or 2012 but probably no later than 5 years ago... but don't depend on that time frame, please! LOL :-P

h is daughter of a Hollywood starlet (an Angelina Jolie type woman) and engaged to the son of a Governor or Senator (pretty sure Governor) but ends up finding her mom and fiance in bed together. It gets caught on camera, too; mom and/or daughter are doing a documentary or reality show. Both mom and daughter is controlled by a publicity-hungry agent who is apparently in-love with Mom and considers h a daughter to him but his hunger for publicity and money is his main love. Daughter "quits" and leaves, moving to, I believe, the east coast; she goes to begin a charity (a Operation Smile or Doctors Without Borders kind of thing) and meets a doctor - the H - who she quickly falls for. H considers her a spoiled heiress and doesn't take her very seriously; H is also in some weird "together but not really" relationship with a fellow doctor (or just a nurse?) and about to propose; it's more of a marriage-of-convenience thing at this point and they are more friends than anything. Soon-to-be fiancee is also in love with another man. His mother is also a senator and has a bad relationship with her since she chose her career over being a wife and mother - which explains his lack of trust in love, marriage, etc. Think mom lived across the hall from h, too, ironically enough! LOL

The remainder of the book is probably the best part of it all in my opinion - gotta love drama! - and why I am dying to read it again: H and h sleep together and H IMMEDIATELY leaves to go propose with the doormat-"girlfriend" who, despite knowing there is no love between them, that he is in love with h AND think she may have also knew he had just banged h (she's that pathetic! LOL) - still says yes. Oi! x_x Soon after, H, h and pathetic-fiancee go to a ball/money-raiser for h's charity. h's mom, publicity-dude, ex-fiance and ex-fiance's dad are all there, too! h finds out that H is engaged... and - so loved this! - kind of calls him out for being so heartless in front of everyone... before going on stage to do an acceptance speech... where she fries h, pathetic-fiancee, et al. SO GOOD!! Still, despite the fact she put the charity on the line with her revelations, she tells people to give the money if they care more about the cause than publicity... and the event was a success and they raked in the dough. Engagement ends and pathetic-chick finally hooks up with her guy... and, of course, H has to do some grovelling and does so after speaking with his mom and finally patching things up with her. Happy ending! Woot!

PLEASE let me know what this book was! It was soooo good - highly recommend it! =D

May 1, 2013, 5:37pm

Hello, new to the group i have a book thats been running circles in my mind for at least a month now.

The book is historical western. The young woman is a red head her father died while gold digging she became the owner of said gold mine. She goes west to continue gold digging falls in love with her esscort slash helper.

I've tried to remember who wote the book no help there since most authors are changing the covers of their old books. at first i thought it be johanna lindsey book no luck there so far. I'm now on to Cathrine Coulter. I remember reading the book in the early 2000's book might have came out in the early 90's plz Help me :(

May 4, 2013, 11:07pm

Hi there! Hoping to get a bit I help identifying a book I read in the 90's or early 2000's.
It was a historical romance that started in England with the heroine deciding to escape her horrible father for some reason. At the same time the Hero just happens to be planning to abduct the heroine to ransom or get back at her father for some wrong that he did to him. Can't remember exactly how the deal was struck or what he details were, but the hero agrees to help the heroine leave her fathers house and go with him to America, I think as a governess or something to his son who is there. So her gets to kidnap/ransom her without her being the wiser As they get to know each other first on the voyage over, then at his house (it is very early colonial times) which is a large cabin he built himself. The sexual tension builds and he decides to"blow off some steam" at the native village nearby and his crushes the heroine, they fight but the sleep together. From here on in my money gets kind of sketchy. I know that she eventually finds out about his blackmail/ransom of her to her father, she is upset and I think she returns to England. He eventually goes after her and gets her back. I do remember a scene with the Heros son getting very excited about getting a wild turkey for thanksgiving or Christmas dinner that was kinda funny and cute.
Anyways, I am hoping someone can help with a title and author for me... It is driving me crazy trying to remember! Thanks!

May 5, 2013, 11:23am

I am looking for a Harlequin series book that took place in Egypt. I believe it was a Harlequin Presents and it was published sometime between 1990 and 2000. Sorry, I know that is a huge time span but my memory isn't what it used to be. The heroine was an Egyptologist. Thanks for any help you can give me! :-)

May 5, 2013, 10:49pm


Hi - Not sure if im doing this right...New to this site...

I have been going completely crazy looking for this book - I read it quite a few years ago (late 90's I think). It is a time travel historical romance about a woman who wakes up in the past in another woman's body.

That woman is married to an earl (I think) who hates her because she is cruel. I can't remember if she just had a baby but there is a little boy in the story. And the new woman in her body is the total opposite and makes the husband fall in love with her... (It's not Awaken My Love, and not Until Forever...)

Please help! Thanks!!!

May 6, 2013, 3:57am

Hi Kimberly3989, is there anything about the plot you remember?

May 6, 2013, 10:18am

Hi, I read this book around 2009 or 2010, I'm not really sure. I can't remember the author or title, this is all I remember:
The main character is a girl around 20 years old, she has blonde hair which is slightly greenish. Her and her family are not safe in the country living in (can't remember why, might be war) so they moving away.
Her father send's her first to make sure she's safe, and then they leave after her, but something goes wrong for her and she is left behind.
A friend of her father comes to her home, they eat and he helps her to get to her family. In order to do the I think they had to get married or pretend to be married, I'm not sure. Then they finally get to her parents.
There this other guy who she supposed to marry or something but she doesn't want to because she ends up falling for the family friend guy. The family friend guy works as a lecturer in uni which she enrols in. She tries to stay away from him in uni. Shes very clever and does well. These this other student in uni, she like the lecturer.
The class are going to go on a trip to the lecturers house or something for a few days. Something happens to the main character there, I think she falls into the water. When she wakes up she ends up at the lecturers house, I think this is when they totally fall for each other, anyway I can't remember properly but they obviously end up together, and in the epilogue she a had a baby.

May 6, 2013, 2:50pm

Hello all. There was a series of books I started reading in the 90's. The paperback covers had like a quilt pattern (a square for each story in the series). It took place in a small town in Texas (Tyler?). There was a female football coach who had been an Olympic athlete, but got injured. I was only able to read abt 4 of the books. I dont remember titles or authors. Can someone plz help. :)

May 6, 2013, 4:52pm


May 7, 2013, 1:53am

Hi, y'all. (^‿^)

I'm looking for a historical romance, possibly Regency.

The hero is a secret spy/agent of the Crown. Part of his spy job requires him to pretend a romantic interest in a probable enemy of the state.

The hero tries to hide the fact that he is a spy/agent and that he is engaged in a pretend affair from his new bride by sending her to live in the country, but she returns to London to be part of his life. She inadvertently finds out about his secret identity. She believes he is in danger, so she then decides to secretly help him.

I also remember that the heroine meets an American girl who becomes her friend, and together they work to protect/help the hero. (They are a wee bit like Lucy and Ethel in their efforts.) The heroine's friend has an antagonistic relationship with the hero's good friend/fellow spy...but eventually they admit they are attracted to each other.

I think also that they--the heroine and her friend--discover clues in a bookstore. :)

Sorry for the sketchy details. I get so very frustrated when I can't remember the title/author of a book I've read and the Google isn't helpful! Argh!

Thanks in advance for your help. :)

May 7, 2013, 8:46am

I cant remember the title or author. Its set in Scotland and its about a guy who wants to get revenge on his neighbor by kidnapping his neighbors daughter (and his childhood friend) and telling her they will get married by handfasting first. But he is lying and turns her into his lemann (mistress). And to show that she was chaste, he nails the bloodied sheet to the parapet.
At some point she escapes him and hides in a tree but he finds her and throws her over his shoulder but she gets back at him by vomiting on him and she keeps a hold of the bottom of his shirt so when he drops her on the ground, the nasty shirt ends up on his head and face.
He also shows her how the most sensitive place on a woman's body is her mind.
Google couldnt help me since i have no title or author.
thanks for any help you can give!

May 7, 2013, 8:18pm

#535 - ran-D013

Try Risk Everything by Susan Johnson; I know H kidnaps h and eventually tricks h with a handfasting ceremony so he can ruin her by taking her virginity for revenge (he seduces h and then rewords his part so he can end it whenever he wishes), flaunts his psycho betrothed and she attempts to runaway but I cannot remember a puking part. You can also try Beware a Scot's Revenge by Sabrina Jeffries (it's part of her School for Heiresses series) but I haven't read the entire thing so I'm not entirely sure about it...

May 8, 2013, 7:14pm

I am desperately trying to find a book that I read about 10 years ago. Unfortunately for myself I can't remember many details. To start off, it's an older book, romance, skinnier like a Silhouette, possibly. On the cover is a man and woman, I believe they both have dark hair. They are sitting on a beach at night and you can see the moon overhead. Now for the vague details that I can recollect. I believe his name is Armand, or very close to it. He is a doctor. I believe she was raised in a covenant. At one point they are in a cave (I believe it's closer to the beginning of the book). Later on in the book she becomes a nanny for some rich woman's little boy. Turns out the boy's father is Armand(?).

Sorry, that's about all I can remember. I hope, hope.hope someone can help me!

May 9, 2013, 3:37pm

Hi im new to this site but i think its really awesome!

I am having trouble finding a book I read years ago (my first romance actually).

It was about a woman injured who was self conscious about herself, she owned a farm/ranch. she lived alone. she went out to her barn and found a sick man who was an ex cop/ FBI? he was after the man who killed his family they fall in love and the killer tries to kill the woman.

can someone help me? :)

May 9, 2013, 10:35pm

I'm so frustrated!!! I want to find this book so bad. The story goes like this: There was a deformed woman who her entire life wished that she would be beautiful so she could fall in love. Somehow (I don't remember exactly what happened) she became beautiful but it wouldn't last for long. So she was enamored by her lord and fell in love quickly. She didnt want to tell him the truth but in order for her to stay beautiful she had to go on a quest (not sure for what or where but I know it's thru the woods) to become beautiful again. I think in the end she turns ugly in the woods on their way and in order to keep the spell he had to make love to her while she was in her deformed state. Please help me find this book...It's driving me crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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May 9, 2013, 10:45pm

It is about a girl that is being courted by a young man and he tells her all these nice stories and makes her think that he is such a nice guy when really he is lazy and all sleeps around. His older brother is tall dark and handsome and there is a scene where she sees him working on a roof with only his pants on and she starts to like him and then when the girl finds out how the younger brother really his, she ends up with the older brother. Oh and the book is set like in the late 1800's. Any ideas? It is a western type.

May 9, 2013, 10:53pm

Hope someone can help ..... I can not remember the Title or the Author .... I have looked everywhere I can think of to find the name of a book I read several years ago ..... in all honesty the only thing I can really remember about the book was ..... it was about a very successful business man, who owns/takes over a lot of businesses, hires an ex girlfriend who is a designer/artist for one of his new buildings (can't remember if it is to decorate the whole building or to come up with the art sculpture for it) & ends up realizing he still has feelings for her & needs to win her back. I think he had a new girlfriend or a female associate who did not what them to get back together because she had feelings for him. Sure hope someone can help :)

May 12, 2013, 1:01am

Hey guys looking for a book I'm sorry if this isn't a lot to go on but here it is! A woman (I think teacher maybe vet) moves into a small town and soon meets the town outcast who is a native American man (for some reason I feel like his name was Hawk or something but I could be wrong) he has a son who the woman grows close to and is helping. I remember a scene where there is a mountain lion in the man's backyard and the woman can talk to it or sense it's emotions and helps it back to health. Clearly the man and woman fall in love. Thanks all!

Edited: May 12, 2013, 9:46am

#543, Hmm, it sounds like a book by Linda Howard, but she's not a vet, she's a schoolteacher. Is it Mackenzie's Mountain?

May 12, 2013, 4:01pm

YES THAT IS IT! Thanks so much ktleyed!

May 12, 2013, 9:48pm

I'm looking for a contempory book where the hero has amnesia after being in a car acident with his wife, but when he wakes up, he thinks his wife is a gold digger thanks to a very jealous PA. I think it was a harlequin or silhouette.. but i could be wrong..

May 13, 2013, 7:00am

Hi, guys! Can anyone help me remember the title of the book?

I read it years ago; could be a Harlequin, Mills & Boon, or Sillhouette... The story is set in England in the 1980s or 1970s... Girl is a pianist and guy is a conductor or pianist. They were married, girl got pregnant and miscarried when she caught the guy cheating on her. The trauma of losing the baby causes selective amnesia in the girl and she regresses to a time when she hasn't yet met the guy....

Hope someone can help me figure this thing out...

Thanks in advance!

May 14, 2013, 9:45am

Ok I have had this book stuck in my head for a couple days now and I cannot rememeber the title. It goes something like this;

Lead female role is named either Armina or Rowena and it is based in Texas or some other southern state that borders Mexico. Armina? is a snobbish entitled woman on the outside but on inside she wild and free. She is riding her horse on the range and come across a sexy mexican male name Ral or Rolph? he kidnapps her and falls in love with her. He spirits her away to Mexico and as they are hunted by her family she falls in love with him and comes to realize she would rather be with him.

Someone Help ME!!!!!!!


Edited: May 14, 2013, 4:26pm

Hi everyone!
Mine is a sad story indeed; we moved countries quite unexpectedly, and I had to leave behind a collection of over 200 books which were bought over the years by my sisters...yay for older sisters!
Anyway, those were some of the best books I've read and although I'm not going to ask for help to figure which all those 200+ books were, I have begun being haunted by the following few books; I'm sorry but I have no recollection of the names of anything related to them :( They are Regency/Historical/Romance. I REALLY hope I can get some help.

1. COVER : the cover of this book is somewhat hazy but quite adamant at being mentioned, I remember trying to draw the lady on the cover -- it was a drawing/painting of a lone lady in a grecian/greek styled dress with gloves up to her elbows.It was blue or green. I remember there was another book by the same author with a similar cover but a different lady on the cover. The drawing of the lady was full figured. ---EDIT---it might not have been a grecian dress, but with small cup sleeves. She was holding a fan too.
STORY/PLOT :I don't remember the beginning, but I think the lady and the guy (he's titled) get married. The lady has a boyish figure because she hasn't "bloomed" yet and the guy's kind of pissed because of something (I have a feeling he used to like her, but didn't want to get married to her, I'm not too sure). I don't remember whether they consummate the marriage or not, but he leaves. She's heart broken, but soon she blooms (as an older mother type figure told her) and she's very clever and everyone's crazy about her. He comes back...I don't remember the rest of it, SORRY! It has a happy ending but it takes a couple of twists/turns. It's a 300 plus a few more pages.
I really really liked this author.

2. I just remember some of the story of this one. STORY/PLOT: this girl's a complete tomboy, and the estate she lives on is complete disrepair. She's filthy, and wears old clothes or something of the like. The guy is titled (durhhh). I remember this part - he rides into town, it's dark, he's drunk (I think) and somehow he 'takes advantage' of the girl on the road/outside.
Later in the book, I remember the girl is being given a bath and you can see red highlights in her hair, it's auburn and they're all amazed...again around 300 paged book.

---NOTE--- for some reason I get the feeling that in either of these books the heroines' names is George or Georgie (I don't remember the full name), or Henry.

3. I remember even less of this one, but I remember that it was Magical as well as Regency/Historical/Romance. STORY/PLOT: I remember one of the main lady's pregnant, and she keeps asking for weird things like newt's tongue/eye because she's magical. Her aunt's a major witch/wizard, there's also a side story about her and some wizard in this book. When the baby's born, she/he's really powerful and levitates stuff. There's something about looted (I can't think of the accurate word) French brandy, and they catch these looters. At least the hero does.

4. STORY/PLOT: this lady's really admired the hero for a loooong time,since she was young, she's really clumsy. She has very curly/long hair. I have a feeling her name's Olivia. She get's this idea to practice kissing on a door knob. They somehow end up on a ship, she almost always gets in an accident and the hero always gets hurt. It's really funny.

LOL, well, that's it for now...I do so hope that I can get some help on this! I've gone over most of the posts here and have made a note of similar sounding plots and their authors and will be going over their books as well. Wish me luck, and good luck to you too!!!!

Edited: May 15, 2013, 11:32am

Found one of my own :D
#4 is Dreaming by Jill Barnett

Edited: May 15, 2013, 11:08am

#550, Isn't your number 2, "Something Wonderful" by Judith McNaught? But the heroine's name was Alex, short for Alexandra.

Edited: May 15, 2013, 11:33am

Flo_oni, thank you for looking it up! I went and read some reviews but it feels a little off, I remember specifically that the hero ummm takes advantage of the heroine on the road in the beginning of the book. Although, I have read Something Wonderful before, I will read it again just to make sure.
Thanks again, I really appreciate it!

May 16, 2013, 12:33am

I have been trying to find a book I read a few years ago about a few women who all ended up in the same beach/vacation home and they ended up time traveling (I think). I remember one of the women went to a plantation or something and helped nurse a man back to health and then ended up falling in love with him. Sorry I know this is not much to go off of but if any of you have read it please tell me the title!

May 16, 2013, 4:48pm


Hi - I have been going crazy looking for this book - I read it a while ago. It is a time travel historical romance about a woman who wakes up in the past in another woman's body. That woman is married to an earl (I think) who hates her because she is cruel. I can't remember if she just had a baby but there is a little boy in the story. And the new woman in her body is the total opposite and makes the husband fall in love with her... (It's Not Awaken My Love, Until Forever and not The Second Lady Emily...)

The book I'm thinking of, the woman from present day ends up back in time and the woman from back in time ends up in the others body.

Back in time, the woman is bed ridden and ill for a time. For some reason I think it had to do with having a baby or being pregnant.

Please help! Thanks!!!

May 16, 2013, 7:59pm

554 you should try Across time.

May 18, 2013, 11:47am

#549, my post again lol,
#3 is Bewitching by Jill Barnett which comes before Dreaming in the series...

Other than that I've had no luck with the first two books :(

May 18, 2013, 3:09pm

Hi all, i'm having trouble remembering a book i read years and years ago, but i can't get it out of my head.
I probably read it in the late 80's early 90's but it could have been older. It was set in probably England and was either medieval or regency? The main female character was some how related to royalty and was being escorted/chaperoned by the main man (he is nobility of some sort as well) to court? i think?. It mentioned her boring grey dresses several times and that she was plain (at least at first). Somewhere along the way the main characters fall in love and get in trouble for it for some reason, and the man is sent off to sea and she stays at court. There is another girl, a "mean girl", who is also interested in the main man and at some point she wears a replica of his ship in her hair. The man eventually returns and i don't recall the ending.

Any help would be very much appreciated! Thank you!

May 18, 2013, 6:02pm

Could it be Summer House by Jude Deveraux?

May 18, 2013, 7:07pm

tinabeena - a replica of the ship? no joke?! that sounds hilarious :)

May 18, 2013, 11:11pm

548 Samantha 0909. I think your book is Once a Wolf by Susan Krinard. The h is Rowena and the H is Tomás Alejandro Randall. It takes place in the American West and it crosses into Mexico several times.

Edited: May 19, 2013, 3:03am

overacheiver - I know right? It was hilarious..and ridiculous and i think the main female character tries to cut it out of the mean girls' hair or something.

It's possible i have two books kind of mashed together in my head, but i'm absolutely positive about the ship's replica being in a mean girl's hair. That part stuck with me ;).

May 19, 2013, 5:28am

I have searched high and low for the name of this romance book.I remember it being some kind of silhoutte or super romance MIRA book when I read it approx 10 years ago.Its a contemporary romance about a rich businessman father who is in his 40's and his son and they meet sisters.the father gets introduced to the elder sister when his son meets and falls for the younger sister and he gets convinced that the sister is not after his son for money.the elder sister might be a writer and she and the father have an affair and later on she is pregnant.there is some sort of a issue with the baby getting kidnapped and they find the baby.I really dont remember much else but the book was good.I hope somebody remembers the title and gets back to me about it. :)

Edited: May 19, 2013, 5:00pm

Oh, shoot! I read this book too, I believe it is The Summerhouse.

May 20, 2013, 9:38am

#559 and #561 The ship in the hair was a real hairstyle in the 18th Century. Crazy!

May 21, 2013, 1:28pm

HEY!! If anyone can help me that would be great!

Ok I have had this book stuck in my head for a couple days now and I cannot rememeber the title. It goes something like this;

Lead female role is named either Armina or Rowena and it is based in Texas or some other southern state that borders Mexico. Armina? is a snobbish entitled woman on the outside but on inside she wild and free. She is riding her horse on the range and come across a sexy mexican male name Ral or Rolph? he kidnapps her and falls in love with her. He spirits her away to Mexico and as they are hunted by her family she falls in love with him and comes to realize she would rather be with him.

Someone Help ME!!!!!!!


May 22, 2013, 11:01am

Thanks :) I checked it out. Most definitely not Across Time though :( I think I'm going to lose my mind if I can't find this soon :/

May 22, 2013, 11:10am

i cant remember the name of ths book its driving me crazy can anyone help me please.... a romance novel about a Blackfoot warrior that kidnaps the wrong girl and ends up falling in love with her

May 22, 2013, 10:47pm

#510 I found the book I was looking for :-). Lol at least I think I did. Will need to read it again to see if it is

Edited: May 23, 2013, 1:20pm

Samantha 0909- I think it's Once a Wolf by Susan Krinard. Heroine's name is Rowena & Heros name is Tomas Alejandro Randall. It's set in the American South West.

May 24, 2013, 4:23am

Hi all! I read a book in the 90s and can't remember much. The novel is set in the medieval period and the main character is a girl who has a marriage of convenience to a nobleman. A knight is sent to take her to her new home and in the process they become close. At one point they are accused of adultery and he goes through the ordeal. The nobleman has his own mistress and I think both the girl and mistress are pregnant at the same time. I also remember someone dying in the bath house/sauna and I think one of the characters is nicknamed Tove.

I hope this sounds familiar to someone. Please help, thank you!

May 25, 2013, 10:17pm

Hi. I'm new to this site but could anyone help me? I'm looking for a harlequin book from the 90's, possibly late 80's. The man and woman are exes, I believe they were married and they end up together at a cabin I believe. Her car was stuck and she's now engaged to someone else. I think her boss that she works for. They sleep together and the guy is cruel to her because she had left before they even consummated the marriage. He says something to the effect of "let him have you now knowing I had you first". I also think that he is foreclosing on her brother's business b/c he used part of the business loan for personal use? Sorry details are so limited, I just read it a million years ago and loved it and haven't been able to find it since!

May 26, 2013, 12:02am

565> Is it Heart of Thunder by Johanna Lindesy? The heroine is Sam/Samina/Samantha and her father has a ranch in Texas. The hero is Enrique/Hank. A lot of the story is in Texas and Mexico but then the ending is in England.

May 26, 2013, 2:39am

Wow!! You all have amazing memories :). I'm looking for a book I read around the mid 1990's. A daughter is being sent over seas to her betrothed and whilst on the ship, ends up falling in love with her body guard instead. While at sea, she keeps waking up finding herself wrapped snug as bug in a rug in her bodyguards grasp. It was something about his having nightmares and waking up in cold sweats holding her. I think it is a Regency Romance. Sorry to be so vague. It was the first romance I ever read and I've been looking for it ever since. I honestly can't remember the end and its driving me bonkers!

May 26, 2013, 10:57am

So I read a book back in the 90s and I can't remember the title, but I would love to read it again. It's set in Texas. The plot starts out with a girl deciding to go looking for her twin brother. He's been missing a while and she knows that he's alive somewhere. Eventually you learn that the brother is well, he just has amnesia. I know it's not a lot to go on. The only other thing I remember is that the twins names both start with "N" something like Nick and Nicole but not necessarily those names. I'm sorry about the lack of details, but any help would be appreciated.

May 27, 2013, 2:22am

Hey guys hoping you can help me out the book I am looking for is about a werewolf and a woman that is a werecat (not quite sure what its called in the book). Anyway the mans car breaks down and this woman is the one who can fix it. Turns out it will take a while but that night is a full moon. I'm pretty sure this was in an anthology but if you could help that would be awesome!

May 30, 2013, 6:41pm

I am looking for a book involving a single mom with I think 3 children. The youngest is maybe a year or two old. She is living in the house she grew up in and her childhood neighbor returns with a baby girl. He is a reporter I think and she takes care of the baby. I can't remember anything else but I would appreciate any help!

May 30, 2013, 10:44pm

Hey everyone!!

I have been trying for ever to remember the name of this book I read years ago because it was really great! The cover is light blue and has two rings tied together on it. It is a historical romance novel about a bride to be who gets kidnapped by a an unknown captor and he takes her on a boat and sails away with her I believe the night before the wedding but she ends up recognizing him when he reveals himself on the boat. I think he is a long-time friend or something of hers... You know the rest, they fall in love and live happily ever after but the story is absolutely great!!!

PLEASE help me figure out the title of this book, it is wonderful!!!

May 31, 2013, 2:21am

This has been driving me crazy for months. The book I am thinking of is NOT Lady Rogue or The Switch but has many similar characteristics.

The heroine and her twin (?) brother grew up in america, her father or mother English nobility of some kind that has no contact with family in England for whatever reason. When the parents die they find out that the brother has inherited a title of some sort, as well as a guardian. The brother rebels and decides to become a sailor. The Heroine proceeds to England disguised as the brother, a masquerade further complicated by her attraction to her new guardian.

The Hero is of course both confused and repelled by his attraction to his "male" ward and decides the real problem is that the boy isnt masculine enough. There is a scene where the hero takes the disguised heroine to a brothel and I feel like this may even be where she is unmasked in a brawl with a prostitute.

I think once the hero realizes the heroine is a woman he tracks down the brother and forces her to go to finishing school so he can marry her off and discharge his guardianship but soon realizes he wants her for himself.

Anyway Im sure this sounds like 30 different books, I certainly found many that seemed like they could be the one but were not. If anyone can help me find this title I would greatly appreciate it.

Jun 1, 2013, 1:10am

578> Have you checked out Kat Martin's books? I feel like I remember seeing a plot like that from her.

Jun 1, 2013, 1:28am

For 566Lisa_S
May 22, 11:01am
Thanks :) I checked it out. Most definitely not Across Time though :( I think I'm going to lose my mind if I can't find this soon :/


Maybe it's Reflections in Time?


Jun 1, 2013, 4:26pm

Hi, you all seem to really know your stuff! I am looking for a historical regency book that was a companion to another novel. I remember most of the plot of both but have been frustrated in my efforts to find them. In the first one a lady is living alone in a cabin during winter and finds an injured man outside. She brings him into her house, which the locals find out about so they have to get married. And of course he is rich and titled. Once they travel back to London there are several close calls for the new wife, just as there were for the husband before they got married. It turns out that the man's sister-in-law has orchestrated a plot to have them killed so that her husband can inherit the title. Her daughter, who is shy and plain, finds out the plot and turns her mother in. I also believe there was a subplot involving the wife being compromised in her youth, hence having to live as a spinster in a remote village.

The next novel focuses on the niece of the hero and heroine from the first book. She is the one who foiled her mother's murder plot. I'm pretty sure her love interest is the cousin of the first book. The girl thinks that between her mother's reputation and her plainness she will never be married, so decides to find one of the gentlemen of the ton to have an affair with before becoming a spinster. The hero is of course her first choice, but he is reluctant until she tells him she has made a list and will ask someone else if he doesn't. They then of course embark upon a steamy affair until they are caught and have to get married, but of course fall in love along the way.

Does anybody recognize these novels and know who the author is? Not being able to figure it out is driving me crazy!

Jun 1, 2013, 5:20pm

#232 DreamgirlFL I am looking for a very similar book with a pivotal scene that involves an adjoining wall and one the hero calling out for the heroin through the wall. I read this book sometime between 1995 and 2003 and have been searching for years. I feel like the scene took place a on a ship and that maybe the female character is a prisoner on board and that the hero somehow becomes imprisoned himself hence the separate rooms and adjoining wall scene. If anyone can help it would be appreciated.

Jun 1, 2013, 6:05pm

581, Paloma1> I'm pretty sure I read these books and probably own them! I'll go through my library and see if I can remember what these are..

Jun 2, 2013, 1:06am

579> reesa00

I read through the summations of her books but I dont think Kat Martin wrote the book I am thinking of. Thank you for the suggestion though!

Edited: Jun 2, 2013, 8:17am

Courtney_Lynn_Pinney I think that the book you're looking for is Maggie's Child by Karen Robards.

Summary:A woman stays with an abusive husband out of devotion to her son, until the reappearance of her first love shatters her and her son's security.

Jun 2, 2013, 8:26am

I'm looking for a contemporary romance about a very rich inventor and a businessman who dates a lot of women. He receives threatening letters and his board of directors hire a female bodyguard without his knowledge. She pretends to be a secretary (or an assistant) so she can watch him. The book is funny because she has to be sneaky and play a ditzy blonde so she can protect him. In the end she takes a bullet for him and that shows him that she loves him.

Jun 2, 2013, 8:33am

#515 Your book sounds similar to Be My Baby by Susan Andersen.

Synopsis: In this wild, road-trip romance, with dialogue as uninhibited as its sex scenes, handsome bail enforcer Sam McKade mistakes teacher Catherine MacPherson for her twin sister Kaylee, who's wanted for auto theft. Intending to haul her back to justice, Sam embarks with Catherine on a bus trip from Seattle to Miami. Using every trick to slow him down, Catherine finds herself becoming as hot to trot as her showgirl sister. Meanwhile, there's a dumb but dangerous hit man after them.

Jun 2, 2013, 9:08am

I've been looking for 2 historical romances for months and can't find them so I'd appreciate your help.

1. I think it's a medieval romance about two sisters ( I've read her 4-5 years ago). One of them is getting married and she asks her sister to replace her for a few days and that she would return in time for wedding but she doesn't so the heroine has to marry the hero. I think she pretends to be sick so the hero doesn't see her and later figures out that they tricked him. Her sister doesn't return and she sleeps with the hero. She finds out her sister is pregnant and with her lover and that she won' return so she starts running the household and being with her husband. Later her sister returns because her lover abandoned her and she lost the baby, but the heroine won't accept that. The hero finds out about the switch and is very angry but in the end decides to stay with the heroine. (I think that the sister kills her lover and later herself.)

2. It's a historical romance by a well-known author. I think it's not set in England, but in South America. The heroine thinks her husband(possibly an earl) is dead and is relieved because their marriage was bad, but a man shows up and claimes to be her husband. In the beginning she doesn't believe him even though he looks like her husband and knows personal things from his life. As time goes she starts to believe him and falls in love with him because he acts completely different. The heroine finds out she's pregnant, but a few days later she finds out her husband is not her husband. He's her husband's illegitimate brother and the army imprisons him because of some political intrigue. Her real husband shows up and and soon dies while the imposto returns and the live HEA.

I'd be very grateful if you know the title and the author of one of these books.

Jun 2, 2013, 1:26pm

Hi everyone. I'm looking for two titles. When I read it the two stories were in one book called For...ever if I correctly remember it. There are two stories in the book but the two are related.

The first story is about a poor Mason girl who married a rich guy. They were in love and the girl was pregnant but then the guy's family started abusing the Mason girl then they break up. The baby she was carrying was stillborn. Then they met each other again after ten years on a plane to Hawaii. The rich guy now has another girl I think. But the rich guy still ended up with the poor girl.

The other story is about the other girl in the first story. She was heartbroken from the rich guy so she decided to go to New Zealand(?) then met a "cousin" with a son and they fell in love. I remember hot pools.

Please help me find the title or the author of the book. Pleaseeeee. thanks

Jun 2, 2013, 4:22pm


I think that your second novel might be Stranger in My Arms by Lisa Kleypas- I dont remember where the "widow" lived but everything else is the same.

Jun 2, 2013, 7:42pm

In Stranger in My Arms the husband doesn't come back from the dead and ther is no military involved.

Edited: Jun 3, 2013, 2:29am

I'm looking for the title and author of a book I read and sadly lost the book. Here's what I remember....

A young woman goes to her father's estate and have flashbacks of her sister running away and "dying" and the night her parents fought and her mother took her and left, her unknown "nephew" is sneaking around in the attic but offers during the day to help around the estate, Her neighbor is being friendly and finds out her sister is alive and her neighbor's brother is the one who raped her sister and tried to kill her and later on said neighbor's brother offs himself. She reunites with her sister and falls for her neighbor.

The book cover is white with some kind of white house (almost like a mansion).......

That's all I remember. There's more to the book and it was a great read.


Jun 3, 2013, 3:01am

katarina90 female bodyguard makes me think of this book: The Italian Seduction by Mary Lyons

Re: the first historical book you're looking for. I've read the Regency counterpart! Didn't know this storyline was so common.

Jun 3, 2013, 3:43am

mncdlv93 Not your book but That Long Ago Summer by Sandra Marton has some similarities to your first book.

Jun 3, 2013, 9:42am

In the bodyguard books he doesn't know she is a bodyguard and that is why she pretends to be a secretary.

Edited: Jun 3, 2013, 10:10pm

I have been looking for a series romance from the late 80s-early 90s. I believe it was a Harlequin Presents. It starts with a woman who has received a letter from her fiancé dumping her, & she walks in front of a car, then accidentally steals some greeting cards. The man whose car she walked in front of took pity on her & gave her a job at his toy company (I think it was called Marsden Toys). I have been unable to find the title or author. Also, the front had a picture of the hero & heroine, plus a plush toy in the background. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!

Jun 4, 2013, 12:26am

Hey guys hoping you can help me out the book I am looking for is about a werewolf and a woman that is a werecat (not quite sure what its called in the book). Anyway the mans car breaks down and this woman is the one who can fix it. Turns out it will take a while but that night is a full moon. I'm pretty sure this was in an anthology but if you could help that would be awesome!

Jun 4, 2013, 6:47am

I'm looking for a book I read oh back in 2010 I believe. Can't remember the name for author. It's about a man who gets send a photo, on the back it says your son. He doesn't know he had a son so he goes see his ex wife or ex girlfriend can remember. She runs an inn. The son is about 8 I think. Maybe named Sam. Also there a family wooden dolphin that had gone missing years before but is found at the end of the book in a run down house/lighthouse. Where the mom and son get trap in when a storm hits.

Jun 4, 2013, 2:57pm

Help! i'm looking for a book i've read and can't get out of my head. It's been driving me crazy...
So the book is about an extra (at least i think) on-set for a movie. Naturally, she becomes the female lead, falls in love with the male movie star. They have a short romance while filming (even have a real sex scene that gets filmed by accident). Somehow they end their affair. Towards the end of the book, they show up at the movie premiere and surprise surprise... she's pregnant. They're forced to watch the movie, as well as the sex scene where the baby was conceived... i don't really remember the rest... but they do make it in the end. Ah the joys of happily ever after.
Anyways, if anyone thinks they know what book i'm talking about, i appreciate the help. Thanks!

Jun 4, 2013, 7:29pm

I'm looking for a book.. It's a Christian romance

This girl's Dad embezzled money from his company because his wife is dying She goes to his boss to figure out what they can do to help him. He likes the Dad so he said they would get married and he would cover it up without things looking too suspicios. Of course it works out and they fall in love.

Anyone know it?

Jun 6, 2013, 9:32am


i need help in finding the title of this book...historical romance with heroine with cancer then traveled to past and switched soul with another woman..the other woman had a suicide she was a bitch with extreme taste in sex..heroine from future colapse while on a tour of a house..and woke up in that same house but different era..thanks in advance

Jun 7, 2013, 3:06am

I'm looking for a romance novel about a model who leaves her lover once she finds out she's pregnant with his baby. She was born from a rich family in New Orleans. She became a model to support her family who was having financial problems. When becoming a model, she changes her name to Cassandra X (or something like that). And after some years of becoming a pro, she meets this rich guy. He gives her everything but they have this relationship where it's kinda like no-strings-attached thing. When she finds out she's pregnant, she plans to leave the guy after one last night together. So when the day comes, she breaks up with the guy. She packs up only the stuff she owns and leaves. Her lover however finds a pregnancy kit or test in the trash can. He then goes to find her. When he finally locates her family, he meets her sister. Her sister then lies and tells the model's lover that the model died along with her baby. He becomes devastated and leaves. After returning to his car, the man decides to go back and discovers his lover is still alive.
I think it was a harlequin novel but not really sure.
Thank you for helping!

Jun 7, 2013, 12:16pm

Hey i'm not sure but this sounds a lot like The Billionaire's Pregnant Mistress by Lucy Monroe

Book Description :
Greek billionaire Dimitri Petronides has one rule: duty over passion—especially for the women in his bed. This includes his latest mistress, the beautiful Xandra Fortune. But when Dimitri ends their affair, announcing his engagement to a more suitable woman, Xandra's parting shot turns his world upside down.
But Xandra disappears without a trace, and it's taken four months for Dimitri to track her down. Now that he's found her, he's not going to let her—or the baby she's carrying—out of his sight!

Alexandra left the painful life of Xandra Fortune far behind, but the moment Dimitri appears, it comes crashing back. Knowing he'll use their searing attraction against her, she must resist, because this time more is at stake than just her heart.…

Hope thats what you're looking for :D

Jun 7, 2013, 3:04pm

Omigosh! Thank you! It was what I was looking for. It drove me crazy remembering the plot but not the title >.

Jun 8, 2013, 5:27pm

hey everybody new to this site and this group. my sole purpose for joining was to locate this book.One of my very first romance reads .
So here it goes
This is what I know :
The heroine a petite blonde arrives in California with her maid in tow. she's not met by family at the boat(possibly her brother ?). their funds dwindle quickly,& she must find a way to support them. she's the daughter of a prima ballerina, who taught her how to dance. she gets a job at the local saloon dancing incognito. a wealthy the land owner has taken an interest in her virginal self,& begins courting her by day. while going to the saloon everything evening to see her alter ego. emboldened by her disguise she grants him an audience, which becomes a nightly occurrence.Her maid warns her she's playing with fire, they eventually consumate the relationship. they have a torrid affair by night and a chaste courtship by day. he proposes and they Wed. he doesn't consummate the marriage for fear of hurting or scaring her. She learns she is pregnant around now, & his slowness in doing the deed is complicating her ability to pass his child off as his child!!upon her marriage the dancer disappears .The hero is consumed with a need to see the heroine which she of course here's of him searching all over California for her . she sets up a encore performance and agrees to meet with him. at the meeting she confesses her pregnancy, h vows to take care of her and the baby, by keeping her as his mistress. many misunderstandings occur : he discovers his wife is not a virgin, he believes his wife is pregnant by another man.She is angry that he would cheat on her (even though his proposed mistress is herself )..They get trapped in a mine collapse & she gives him the "kiss of life"(CPR).That her maid had told her about witnessing when she had been in a harem . he gets paralyzed from the mine collapse and attempts to send his wife away. she refuses a nd nurses him back to health. she m assages his legs and he eventually walks again. they sort out their tangled deceptions & livee happily ever ever after..... the end
ring any bells???

Jun 8, 2013, 7:30pm

Hello....I'm new new 2 this group.....joined b/c i really want 2 know the title of this harlequin presents was made in the early 90s to mid 90s....its about a rich or aristocratic Frenchman who wife's dead and all of a sudden meets his wife's double (twin) in a hotel in Geneva....i clearly remember the ppl in the hotel were surprised to see her and put her in a better room b/c they thought she was her and she came 2 Geneva b/c it was the place her parents i think came for their honeymoon...

Edited: Jun 9, 2013, 9:38pm

Hi I am new here and I would like help finding the title of a book I read about 10 years ago. The book cover has a man and woman dancing in front of a mansion. It's about a guy who finds a woman walking alone on a highway in the middle of a storm (think the woman escaped from an attempted rape from her stepdad). The guy offers her a deal where she takes care of his mansion he is restoring since she has no place to live. Think it's a silhouette house book don't really remember. I really appreciate the help
This happens in England

Jun 9, 2013, 1:02am

Hi, Im new to this site. I'm looking for a bookabout a single mom and her son they live in hawaii, the son plays soccer, they meet a hot millionaire when she signs upher son up for a big brother program.they end up married and having a baby. I would love to reread this and would really appreciate any help. Thanks!

Edited: Jun 9, 2013, 3:37am

Hallelujah! Maybe this will work! I have been wracking my brain and searching online for YEARS for this book. Absolutely any help is much appreciated!

A woman (possibly american) is in england and on a tour (of the tower of london or a castle or just a really old house - not sure). She goes off and notices a roped off stairwell and goes down and somehow is transported back in time. not too far back - like regency era, because the man she meets is an aristocrat, i believe. Not too sure what happens but i know that it ends with her and the hero back in modern times and Grosvenor Square/Park is mentioned? It is a romance and i want to say the title was something like "mists in time" or "into the mist" or "in time" (or i may be completely wrong and its none of those words!) i read it at least 10 - 15 years ago and it was an older book when i read it. i remember the book was a cornflower/periwinkle blue and had a hourglass on it - i think.

I am also 90% sure that it was not a "highlander" book as the story took place in london.

i know i am not making this easy, but if it was, i wouldn't need your help!


Edited: Jun 9, 2013, 4:13am

westwingwolf -

I think you may be talking about Johanna Lindsey's Cardinia's Royal Family Duology; Once a Princess (about Stefan and Tatiana) and You Belong to Me (about Alexandra and Vasili).

Jun 9, 2013, 5:52am

#606 tiwaahgirl101 - A Marriage Betrayed by Emma Darcy

Jun 10, 2013, 1:36am

Hey everyone!

I'm new to the group, but I am hoping ya'll can help.

I am looking for a historical romance that I read last year I think? It starts off with a lord (or some other title) being injured and a nurse looking after him. The nurse, though, is actually a companion for some dowager in society who just helps out at the 'hospital' because she likes to do so. They have some sort of connection and he asks her to run away with him (or something along those lines), but the thing is he was blind due to his injuries and so he didn't know what she looked like. The companion comes back and makes the decision to run away with him, but the lord sees her and yells at her for tricking him into thinking she was beautiful when she was in fact plain (or ugly?) and leaves her on the sidewalk.

I don't really remember what happened after that, but I love romances where the hero is mean to the heroine and then has to eat crow because of it. Or when the heroine is a plain jane. If ya'll don't know the name of the book I wrote about above (albeit badly described), any recommendations are welcome!


Jun 10, 2013, 12:18pm

Looking for a historical romance I read in the early 90s. What I remember, it takes place somewhere in the Britain area, near the coast/port, circa 1500-1700s? Heroine is escapes from wealthy antagonist who has raped her. I believe she's Irish and has a love of horses. She somehow ends up at the estate of a local lord who takes her in but doesn't know about the rape or the man she's running from. He has stables and I want to say she spends a lot of time there. I cannot remember, but one of them becomes blind--though temporarily.

Edited: Jun 10, 2013, 10:37pm

#612, Amparo, this sounds like Yours Until Dawn by Teresa Medeiros which is a GREAT book!

Jun 11, 2013, 12:36am

I agree, it sounds like Yours Until Dawn and it is a fantastic book! 5 stars!

Jun 13, 2013, 8:03pm

Hi there! I read this book about a year ago and I for some reason cannot think of the name of the book!!
It takes place in modern day Ireland; this guy gets out of prison and has to start all over and goes to live with his sister. He meets a woman out in her garden and she's a school teacher in their small town; and romance happens between them! I think it's a good book, I just can't think of the name!!

Jun 14, 2013, 10:44am

OK readers looking for a book i read a long time ago...its about two cousins that look alike and one of them gets kidnapped from an Indian and the other falls in love with a Dr named i believe Dr Morgan been looking for this book a long time sorry don't remember much about it i just remember it was really good please help if you can....

Jun 15, 2013, 5:09am

I'm looking for a contemporary romance set in USA. I don't remember the names of the characters. It is about a woman from a wealthy family. She was raped when she was a teenager ( it later turns out it was her cousin who did it). Her father dies and she is to inherit his fortune on condition that the football team that her father owned will win some kind of a cup. If not the money will go to her hateful cousin. The one who helps her to achieve this goal is a former football player, present american football coach. He is divorced. I think his name started with D ;)
Can you please help me?

Jun 15, 2013, 2:06pm

618 - It Had to Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Jun 15, 2013, 5:32pm

@277, the story is Overload by Linda Howard. It was released in a compilation book with If a Man Answers by Merline Lovelace. The story involves 2 executives who are caught in a building during a massive blackout during a heat wave. They raid the vending machine and pull cushions in the lobby to wait things out. The two have a past together by the man's intensity scared off the woman and she tried to break things off with him, even though she is attracted to him.

Jun 15, 2013, 5:34pm

170 It is Rules of Attraction by Christina Dodd. There is some sort of confrontation on a train that is revealed in flashbacks, the book doesn't start off that way.

Jun 15, 2013, 5:38pm

@179 Could this be Secret Song by Catherine Coulter? The book is about a woman who has been kidnapped by a man who may or may not be her uncle due to some indiscretion on her mother's side (Neither of them know this until later on in the book.). A knight has been sent to save her and they escape into Wales. During their escape the two become intimate, but it occurs while the knight is delirious. She becomes pregnant and the king forces the two to wed even though the knight thinks she is lying about his being the father and that she was actually raped.

Jun 15, 2013, 5:47pm

@188 Could this be Shades of Twilight by Linda Howard. There was some sort of weird set up where there were too cousins who were both orphaned and living with their grandmother. The younger one was in love with a fake family member but he ends up marrying the older of the girls. When the older girl is murdered, the man leaves the family behind and the murder is never solved. Many years later the grandmother sends the younger cousin to make the man come home. Meanwhile the woman has been severely traumatized by finding her cousin's body and doesn't sleep very much and is still in love with the man. (She might even sleep with him in order to force him to come home). I don't know if this is the book you were thinking of.

Jun 15, 2013, 7:11pm

@588 I think your first book is Impostress by Lisa Jackson. Wish I could help with the second book.

Edited: Jun 16, 2013, 7:02pm

Hi everyone,

I'm new here and have a book I have been trying to find. I read it about 10 years ago. It is a historical novel that takes place in regency england.

The hero is a spoiled young man who has managed to make his father angry with him. The heroine has a much prettier older sister/cousin who is unable to attend a masked ball. The heroine borrows her dress and is mistaken by the hero for her sister. The heroine has feelings for the hero but he has never been able to see past her sister. At the ball the hero takes the heroine into the garden and they are found in a compromising position. The hero's father forces them to get married.

The hero consummates the marriage in a very rough manner and sends the heroine to the country to rusticate. She is a country girl at heart and thrives in the country. She also finds out she is pregnant. Meanwhile, the hero continues to drink and gamble, angering his father even more. His father ends up sending him to the country to rusticate as well. Once he is at his country estate with his wife he begins to see her beauty and wants to woo her but is afraid his previous actions while consummating the marriage have made her hate him.

Some of his attempts to woo her include crowning her the queen of the harvest, dancing with a tamed bear and buying her all sorts of presents like gold embroidery scissors as well as a coral rattle for the baby. I think this is part of a series as a group of characters show up in the last part of the book and they seem to have a back story that goes beyond this book. The hero's friends try to convince the heroine that her husband is in love with her, but she is convinced he is only being so attentive for the baby's sake. Everything is resolved when she almost dies giving birth and he begs her to live telling her that he can't live without her.

Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated!

Edited: Jun 17, 2013, 5:03pm

Hi everyone,

Years ago I read a harlequin romance about a woman who had recently graduated from med school and is hired by some woman she knows to take care (and as therapist, I think) of a man who is blind due to an accident (?). It turns out that the man (whose name was Gabriel, I think) is her ex-boyfriend. He broke up with her years ago because he wanted to get married but she wanted to go to med school; he ends up marrying some girl (I think it was her roommate or something like that) who makes him believe that he has gotten her pregnant. At the present he is a widower (his wife died in a car accident, I think) and he has two little girls. Eventually he regains his sight and he and the doctor end up together. Plus, he pays all the debt due to her studies.

I would appreciate any help in finding this novel; I've been looking for it for years!

Jun 17, 2013, 9:08pm

Hey everyone,

Many years ago, I read a romance novel about a princess (maybe), who wondered into the forest getting lost at night and saved by a pack of wolves. She ended up in a kingdom where the king and other people had like yellow eyes. They could transform themselves into wolves. Though not everyone could do this, only like special ones. The king, also had a daughter. I honestly don't remember the rest.

So any help or what not would be beyond amazing. I've been looking for it for a couple of months now and google isn't being helpful! Thanks in advance!!

Jun 18, 2013, 8:19am

Does #586 look familiar to anyone? I'd appreciate your help very much.

Edited: Jun 19, 2013, 1:50am

Ok, so I'm trying to remember what this historical romance is called. I read it like 10 years ago and I can't come up with the name. It takes place in regency England. I think the main characters are tricked into getting married. She's broke, has a ton of creditors and her brother's a gambler. The husband has the brother taken aboard one of his ships and put to work but she thinks her brother just ditched. I think the brother's name was Richard. Her name was Elizabeth (maybe??). Everything is fine until her brother shows up and basically convinces her that her husband had him enslaved and they run off. The husband gets charged with murder and she comes back just in time for the trial and acts the bimbo to get him off. That's about all I remember. I think it's likely a Judith McNaught/Jude Deveraux type. It's probably around 15 years old. Any clue? Thanks a lot!

Jun 19, 2013, 3:45am

I'm trying to find a M&B/Harlequin ( 80s-90s).... I read it years ago (almost 15..I guess). I don't remember the author or the title.

The story is about an English heroine and an Italian hero both are fighting over their sibling's romance. The Italian hero is a businessman dealing in textiles...the heroine is 29 yrs old virgin..I guess. The heroine goes to Italy to get her younger sister married to the younger brother of the hero. The hero thinks the younger sister is gold digger and is against the marriage. Somewhere along the line....hero falls in love with the heroine. He designs specially for her ...I don't recall clearly...but it was shimmering midnight blue color fabric...the heroine is unaware and pleasantly surprised towards the end.

I would appreciate if someone can help me find this book!!!!!

Thanks in advance!!!!!!

Jun 19, 2013, 8:35pm

Hi everyone. Ok so I have been looking for this book for years, but with no success and have recently started thinking about it again.

its about a young girl who is found in a barn I believe in New Mexico and is taken in by the family that finds her. If memory serves me correctly she does not tell them her real name and so they make up one for her. Anyways years later she becomes a journalist and the son of the family is some big ladies man. They both come home at their mother's request, I believe she is getting married. During their time there they find out that some oil industry is trying to buy them out and takes pot shots at them to try to scare them away. Anyways they end up falling in love and so on and so forth. I do remember there was a pool scene where she sees him naked and I think there is a yellow jeep on the cover.

I hope someone can help me because I've googled every possible scenario and found nothing.


Jun 20, 2013, 4:47am

Thank you very much :D

Jun 20, 2013, 3:11pm

What a great idea for a thread! Hi everyone, I'm trying to find a historical romance that I read in the 90s. From what I remember, the book began in England with a man who fancied himself in love with a mysterious woman. She doesn't return that love, and instead she returns all of the presents he got for her and takes off (for America). The relative? of the young man decides to avenge him (thinking that she played on his innocence) and tracks her to the US using the picture of her in the locket that she had returned with all the other presents. He ends up falling in love with her himself, but doesn't trust her until she protects him and takes a bullet for him (I believe it was from an evil relative). I vaguely remember this part happening in a moldy house in a bayou somewhere.

Any thoughts?? This has been killing me....

Jun 21, 2013, 1:28am

I have this book that I have been trying to find. it is about a rancher/rodeo cowboy who is having money problems with his ranch. he has a sister. they come to an agreement with a woman. she pays/becomes and investor if they will teach her how to run a ranch. she has a secret, but I can't remember her reasoning for wanting to run the ranch? she falls in love with him. she helps him set up a really big circuit rodeo. she becomes pregnant. this is a western type of book. I read between 1 and 3 years ago. not sure when it was wrote. does this sound familiar to anyone??? help me please!!!

Edited: Apr 10, 2014, 12:51am

#605. I've located my missing title Golden Paradise Constance . I was able to find it using Goodreads lists.Maybe that will prove helpful to others on their forgotten title quest! Good Luck & Happy Reading !!

Edited: Jun 22, 2013, 9:00pm

21 winniekuhl I know this is a old message, but if you are anything like me this is still bugging you! I think that the book you are describing maybe Dark of the Moon by Karen Robards. I know it wasn't written until 1998, but the parts of the story line that you gave fit almost exactly. I hope this helps!

Edited: Jun 22, 2013, 9:00pm

85 kjillaroo I know this is another old message, but I am almost positive that the book you are looking for is One Night to be Sinful by Samantha Garver. Hope this helps!

Jun 22, 2013, 6:11am

I'm looking for a historical romance that's come out, I think in 2012. It's set in England and it's about a lady whose husband is missing and is presumed dead. He was part of a secret group who fought against another, evil group. I think he was an earl. Then he comes back and tries to kill her but in the end can't do it. He doesn't remember her or his previos life and thinks he's part of the evil group. He was ordered to kill her but after a few ecounters with his wife he starts to remember his previous life.
I think the books is written by a well-known author but I can't find it and that's why I ask for you help. Thanks in advance.

Jun 22, 2013, 4:24pm

If you think you have a solution to a previous post, please reference the post # as well as the poster's name!

Jun 22, 2013, 9:01pm

Sorry, I'm new here and just replied under their messages. I edited them now.

Jun 22, 2013, 11:05pm

Thanks! It helps those of us that get intrigued by a description and want to find the book ourselves.

Edited: Jun 23, 2013, 3:11pm

638- katarina90

Could this be My Ruthless Prince by Gaelen Foley. I don't remember the hero trying to kill the heroine, but its been a while since I read this. It is part of Foley's Inferno Club Series. The Inferno Club seeks to protect the world from the growing influence of the Prometheus Group who seek wealth and power for nefarious reasons. This is the 4th book in the series. In books 1-3 the group discovers that the hero has been captured, tortured and possibly brainwashed. In this book, the hero's childhood sweetheart comes to rescue him.

Edited: Jun 24, 2013, 5:35am

No, it has similarities with it, but it's not the same book. In the book I'm searching for they are married and he is brainwashed and then they give him a task to kill his wife. He finds her but in the end can't kill her and there is a friend of his as one of the main characters who guards his wife from him. I think his name is Garett.

Edited: Jun 30, 2013, 2:15pm

So I read this book a few years back and I can't remember the name or the author. Its a about a deaf woman who runs a clinic. She's a vet I think. And then she finds this injured man who has amnesia. She saves him and treats him and tells him that they are lovers because there is this rich evil guy who keeps harassing her and she wants to be protected or something. And the guy she saves is this really sweet person. Its a lovely book I just can't remember the name. Can someone please help me?

Oh and I also remembered the guy is really good with computers. The girl wasn't born deaf but her nanny once hit her when she was little and she got deaf. I think the guy's name is Nick something. I THINK. So please give it some thought. I really need to find this book. Thanks.

Edited: Jun 25, 2013, 7:40pm

#638- Try Heart of Brass by Kate Cross

Jun 25, 2013, 11:27pm

Thank you very much keeneam. That's the book I'm looking for.

Edited: Jun 26, 2013, 11:10pm

I don't remember much about this book. The guy sees her at a party or gathering and he is captivated by her. She had powered hair and I believe he changes the weather when he sees her (magic). She meets this guy and doesn't like him, but he is drawn to her. She goes to another party (wearing a domino or has something to do with dominos maybe) and takes a walk by herself to look around. She drawn to this group of dancers. Little does she know the guy she doesn't like has come up with a idea to get her to change her mind about him. Disguised in black (i think) he sees her watching the dancers and comes over to her. She is drawn to him, but is unaware of who he is. I remember that they went to a table and ordered delicate meats or something and he fed them to her and then she realizes who he is and is upset. it's been driving me insane any help would be appreciated :D

Edited: Jun 28, 2013, 8:53pm

#647 - I'm not sure I replied correctly, but summer104, the book you are looking for is Kiss of Fate by Mary Jo Putney. The second book is called Stolen Magic (Hero gets turned into a unicorn) and third book is Distant Magic (okay, but not best of series)

Edited: Jun 28, 2013, 8:26pm

#578 - I believe you are talking about Hidden Touch by Virginia Brown.

Edited: Jun 28, 2013, 9:16pm

thank you bbsmartins this is the book!

Edited: Jun 28, 2013, 10:30pm

Okay, my turn to see if any of you recognize this book. Historical England but setting is on a country farm. Ex-soldier (also titled) on his way home from war stops to see his friend's widow because he fell in love with her through his friend's letters from wife and (I think) a small portrait of her. Her deceased husband left her with a daughter and debt. Heroine lives with her father and her young daughter. Hero is mistaken for a 'man of all work' that she was trying to hire. Hero takes the job to help her but doesn't tell her that he actually lives nearby and is titled. I believe she and her daughter are red-haired. The heroine's father is depressed due to his losing their once very nice home because he was tricked to invest in a scam or something by a local man who then moved into their previous home. Daughter is precocious and I believe around 9 or 10 years old.

Edited: Aug 2, 2013, 2:13pm

Hi Everyone. I am hoping that someone will finally put me out of my misery!!! I've looking for a historical romance novel that I read in the early 2000's and I can't remember the title. The book starts with 3 friends; heroine, a blonde friend who I believe might have been called Penelope and a Gypsy who I think in the course of the book stabbed/killed a stalker. They were fighting for the rights of the improvished and the three had formed a group for their cause and I think the called themselve "little friends of.....(something I can't remember)" They wanted to speak to the duke/marquis/hero(likely a duke) who was coming back from I don't remember where. The heroine was the one to address the hero and on that day there was some commotion/unrest from the poor. The h jumped into the H's carriage, forcefully getting his attention and dressed him down. What she hadn't realised was that her gown had gotten torn at the front and she seemed like the H had compromised her. The H realised this, thought she was cheap, and in anger told her that she had to marry him. She wasn't for the idea but she had to. The blonde friend who was meek upon seeing the H fainted on the door-man whom she later married. To cover herself, the h covered herself with a checkered coat from one of her pals, I think it was yellow and black, it was referred to severally in the book and the h gave it to one of the poor family she was saving. In the course of the book, the h tries to help the underprivilaged in her new status. There was a poor and malnourished family with a mean husband and father, he beat up his family she tried to save. I don't whether it's the same book, but there was a sweet boy from the poor family and I think they used to work in the H's mine which was in poor condition but he was nor aware. The h gets pregnant in the course of the book, was reluctant to tell the H because she thought that he would get angry. I think the H was into science or discoveries. It was a love/hate relationship but h was very sweet and strong while the H came to really love the h. The H was feared by many, arrogant and over protective of the h. I could be wrong but I think that the book's title had the word "Duchess/Duke" in it like "Duchess of...."
I know it's a long explanation and the details are hazy, please forgive me, but I would really appreciate your help in this.

Edited: Jul 17, 2013, 12:11pm

Hi, I have been looking for the name of the book and its writer that I have read years before about the love affair of a young woman with her step son, I hope you may help.

Whenever someone talks about the tragedy of Anna Karenina, I think about that book and its rivalry to it(because of the last scene I guess). I read it in Turkish translation so it may belong to Russian, French, American, British or any other literature but I am quite sure that it is a Western one ( (lots of nobility, dowry etc.) It is interesting that I remember very little details but not the name or author!

I remember that the plot goes in the 19th or 20th century and the protagonist is a young woman (probably from nobility) who is married to an older man (from bourgeois). However their marriage is on paper and although they live under the same roof, they never share the bed. As far as I remember, she marries him to save her honor that might have damaged in one of her pre-marriage affairs and he sees that marriage as an opportunity to move upwards in the society and get use of her dowry, however the novel tells (or I remember )little about it at the beginning.

The man has a son from his first marriage (I guess his first wife is dead) who is a few years younger that her wife and after marriage, (who is barely a child then) moves in with them.
I do remember that at the very first time she and her step-son meet, she is trying out a dress before mirror and he chooses among her jewelry, a necklace to complete her toilette and she admires his taste. (As far as I remember the necklaces was very compatible with her green eyes)

In time, those two become so close friends that who ever -even the father and husband- sees them together never suspects anything.
Here is a detail: they tend to chat and laugh in the winter house or orangery or greenhouse because I remember a reference to "the smell of the lemon trees".

Yet, they become lovers.

There is that maid who sees them in bed naked one morning when she walks in to make the bed of her ma'am, but shows no a hint of surprise nor says anything, so silently she becomes the young woman's confidante.
I remember that the maid always has cold hands and whenever the young woman has her migraine attacks, she puts her hands over her front to ease her pain.

Young woman is very but very beautiful (I guess she has green eyes and white complexion) and loves to throws high-profile parties and always becomes the center of attention of admiration of those participating, because she dresses remarkably.

In time, her husband discovers the beauty of his wife and falls in love with her. She, on the other hand, feels always grateful to his kindness not touching her for years and his patience to her as well as the guilt of her affair with his son under the same roof.
So one night, her husband accompanies her to her dormitory room, kisses her hand goodnight -as he does every single night- but this time doesn't leave and she (feelings of gratitude, guilt mixed together) cant resist him and they share the bed.

From that night on the relationship becomes a triangle where the father/husband has no clue about the affair of his son and wife.

I also remember that the young man gets engaged with a girl from a suitable family. I think at that point the protagonist gets jealous and starts to act bold jeopardizing the secret. I also remember that the young woman despises his fiancee, he, on the other hand putting forward her marriage to his father doesn't want to miss the chance to marry that girl who is a great opportunity for him to rise in the society. (chip from the block eh?)
The young woman slowly becomes hysteric of her love to her step-son and start to lose her cold-blood.

Well, what makes this book that remarkable for me is the last scene I guess.
The young woman is in bathtub and her step-son is by her side. They kiss and careess and she tries to convince him to leave his fiancee behind. Her husband walks in and catches them in that position. An eternal moment of silence full of guilt, fear and shock for everyone of them.
Father walks towards his son, puts his arm over his shoulder and they leave the bathroom slowly leaving her behind their back. (This is tragic,no?)

Well at the end of the novel, I remember the maid's leaving the house in other to marry or work somewhere else and young woman's not wanting her to abandon, too.
I also remember that the maid's commenting her ma'am about a cold and mean-looking worker of the house (the cook or coachman or butler I guess) having affairs with ostler-boys.

Well, I hope I haven't re-written the novel in my effort to cite every detail I remember. :)

I am very hopeful that you may help me to give its and/or the author's name. It is bugging me for years remembering vividly so many details but not the name or author!

Thanks a lot!

Jul 4, 2013, 7:25am

The Billionaire's Pregnant Mistress by Lucy Monroe

When Greek billionaire Dimitri Petronides is forced to give up Xandra Fortune, his beautiful mistress, he's certain she won't be too distraught. For all the intense passion they've shared she's never let him into her heart, and such a commitment-shy woman could never be his wife... But after their split, Dimitri discovers that Xandra Fortune is not who he thought she was - and she is also pregnant with his child. Now he has to track her down and claim his mistress as his wife!

And the sister doesent know that the man at her party Is the others sitters baby daddy so she says that xandra fortune died

Jul 4, 2013, 8:17am

1divinebychoiceYesterday, 2:23am
I read this book about 5 to 6 years ago. I think it is contemporary. It was a starts out with a rich man (maybe he was the owner of a company) wanting to protect his brother from what he thinks is a bad marriage. He has photos of the girl he thinks his brother is in love with. These photos show a girl with lots of make up, who he calls a 'tart'. He resolves that his only option is to seduce her to show his brother she is untrustworthy. However, the girl the brother is actually in love with is the 'tart's' sister, who is ill and who he is helping get treatment for. The 'tart' only works at the sleezy bar to pay for the medical bills. So, the story goes that the rich guy sees the girl without her make-up, whisks her away to his beach house/island but when he hears her on the phone with his brother, he becomes angry and refuses to see her. They meet later at the wedding, the misunderstanding is cleared up and its happily ever after.

some other person on the website she is June C# 2
this was a recent post from 2013.
wrote this and its the same book i read but can't remember the name of it plz help. :D
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Jul 4, 2013, 8:35am

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#474 chupathingy
Hey y'all, my memory is shot and if anyone could give me a push in the right direction, I'd be over the moon about it.

A couple years ago, when I first started paying attention to ebooks, I downloaded just masses of'em and read as quick as I could, didn't pay attention to authors or titles because I figured I'd never delete them (cyber hoarder), which I didn't, I've just had technological mishaps since then.

So this book I remember distinctly wasn't very long. It was about a young pair of twin girls (18-20 years old) in Victorian England (or maybe even a little before that period) who lived with their uncle. Uncle needed money so he was going to marry one of the girls, the one with more spunk, off to the rich old creep who had gone through multiple "wives" already because he'd abuse them so badly the first few nights they'd die. So these twins sneak off the night before the girl's marriage, one of them dressed as a boy to be both less noticeable (twin girls on the run draws attention) and so as to provide an 'escort' of sorts and a better sense of safety. A man comes across them while they're on the run and they, more or less, find shelter with him as he travels back to his home, the twins constantly switching out who plays a boy every other day. The poor guy gets really confused because sometimes he's attracted to the young girl, but after they switch out, he finds himself attracted to the boy.

It was hilarious and cute and I miss stories like this. Of course, there's eventually the Big Reveal, everything gets sorted out, and the spunky twin marries the helpful man in the end.

Edited: Jul 6, 2013, 6:17pm

Help search for this person's book plz
#487 kryscole17

I'm new here. I can only remember the first part and some synopsis. It's a romance novel. It has two sisters in it and I think either they're father or mother had just died or got killed, the younger was raped by a group of men and the older one was there but she hide and felt guilty because she couldn't do anything. The sister got pregnant as result of this raped and stopped speaking after, I think this was the prologue. I think the older sister then got a housekeeping job on a ranch. The younger sister fell in love with the H younger brother. The older sister with the older brother. She was hired as a housekeeper by the ailing father. Thats most of what i remembered. It think it took placed in the 20th or 19th century, In America

Read 7 years ago please help me really wanna read it again

Jul 4, 2013, 6:23pm

Hi everyone

Please need your help with a title.I am trying to find a historical/ regency romance novel I read a very long time ago but I cannot remember the title ( think it might have the word 'lady' in there somewhere but not sure) Can't also remember the names of any of the characters in the book but what I do think I remember is that its with a blue like cover and it's got the picture of a girl in a bath tub on it.

In the story, girl comes to London to look for her grandfather but was turned away at the door by her uncle. On the same night, she was attacked by two men who had the intention of raping her, but was saved by a man ( who is a lord or some similar title) who then makes her his mistress, also making sure to tell her that he does not want to be tied down in marriage.

Along the line, the grandfather (who is a wealthy and titled man also)finds out that she is in london and forces her lover to marry her, leaving the lover feeling angry and trapped. Girl becomes pregnant but before she could tell her lover/ husband, she is kidnapped by uncle ( I think) who tries to kill her but husband finds her and saves her.

Would appreciate any help with the book.

Thanks a lot,

Jul 5, 2013, 2:03am

So I don't know if anyone would know this book. It's something I read a few years ago. It starts out as a girl going into this abandoned building and stumbles on a man fighting a demon.Throughout the story they fall in love and he brings her to this forest that only magical creatures can get into so that she can help fight the demons. He had to lead her in by holding her hand because if she let go she would be lost to the forest. She learns about fairy circles and what happens if step in one. That is all I can remember. I realize that it isn't a whole lot to go on but it is all i can remember.

Please Help!
Thank you

Jul 6, 2013, 12:36am

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 who wants to me 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 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 a bad condition the man has a brother who meets the woman at the party I believe the 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 woman which her od name was Ashely or alice wants to see her brother .,.. The mans brother believes her to be his brothers lover so he tells her to leave the hospital...

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 ..

Plz help me find it (:

Jul 6, 2013, 12:44am

#659-I am not sure if this is the right book, the holding hands isn't familiar but 'Jacob' by Jacqueline Frank is about a girl (spunky librarian) who does help a demon in a warehouse kill another demon. Yes, the girl's name is Isabella and title is 'Jacob' but this Bella is awesome. Bella is petite but she can kick butt and you will love her even if this isn't the book you might be looking for. Jacob is really the epitome of what most of us girls are looking for too. This is the first book of the series, so maybe you can give it a try. They don't talk about Fairy circles, but they do have druid circles in this one.

Jul 7, 2013, 7:29pm

I have two books that I read probably 10 years ago. I think they were either Harlequin or Silhouette romances.

The first involves a man who is a either a professional matador or regularly participates reguarly in bull fighting. He marries a woman who is upset at the fact that he continues with this very dangerous profession. Finally she leaves him, but somehow goes on an earlier flight. She doesn't know that the flight she was supposed to be on crashed so she assumes that her husband doesn't care that she has left. Finally she calls to talk about getting a divorce and he comes to her to tell her that he has seen her point about the fragility of life and will be leaving bull fighting behind.

The second takes place in possibly greece/spain (definitely involves a coastal setting). The heroine is some sort of companion or nanny and that is her reasoning for being at the hero's house for a long period of time. The hero is a painter (maybe) who has some sort of disastrous marriage in the past. The hero and heroine don't get along initially. Near the end of the book, there is a large forest fire and the hero and heroine barely make it through. At the time they are huddled together for survival, he calls her little "honey neck" which she thinks is in referral to a rival woman who models for him. It isn't until she is about to leave that he refers to her by this pet name and of course they live happily ever after.

Jul 7, 2013, 9:57pm

Ok, so this is driving me CRAZY! And it doesn't help that I hardly remember anything of it and am possibly getting 2 books confused. :( I read this in the early 2000s and no idea on the publisher, author, etc.

What I know for sure is that it is a historical romance and the husband loves his wife's feet. He buys her these white slippers and when she is kidnapped (he momentarily thinks she has left him), he finds one of said slippers in the muddy street. When he comes across her and her attackers (who were out to get him) he makes some comment of "I happen to be quite fond of my wife's feet" or something of the like. I believe that this man is a highwayman.

Now, what I think has happened was that she has been drugged by her enemies and is married off to this strange man while she is out of it. He is a highwayman and she is an aristocrat and because she has married this guy, she will lose her title/money/etc. It turns out that he is actually an aristocrat himself and it's not revealed until the end.

I'm probably getting the two books mixed up. But the one I'm looking for is from the first description.

Thank you for any tips! :)

Jul 9, 2013, 1:46am

I'm so happy I stumbled upon this site and thread! In reading through all the posts above, I remembered about some fabulous books I read years ago that I'm excited to find and re-read now that I've got the names/authors. So, thank you for that! :)

Now, I do need some help tracking down a book I've been searching for for years and years. I read this one in the mid- to late-80s. I can't recall any of the characters' names, just the general plot line, which was this: heroine lives in a puritan colony in the Americas (I think it was Boston or Salem, but could be totally wrong) and is too headstrong and adventurous. She ends up getting caught talking to a boy and is whipped or put into the stockades. Afterward, her father ships her off to a distant relative (or maybe it was a family friend) in England to avoid further scandal. But along the way, she is seduced by the ship's captain, who also just happens to be the son or something of the lady she is being sent to live with, which neither of them find out about until they arrive in England. The plotline then gets fuzzy in my memory, but I think the captain's fiancee or former love interest arranges for the heroine to be kidnapped or something, and she ends up being taken in by an abusive barkeep and she is not allowed to leave. Through months of abuse and poor conditions, she becomes deathly ill and is found and rescued by her captain in the nick of time. Corney, I know, but I so loved this book when I was younger and would love to re-read it!

Jul 9, 2013, 7:15pm

#629, I believe the book is Almost Heaven by Judith MacNaught

Jul 9, 2013, 7:58pm

Going crazy trying to find book, please help. All I remember is this lady was rescued from a deserted island where she had been since she was a little girl so she really didn't know who she was. It turned out the guy who rescued her was her betrothed who believed she was dead. Can't really remember anymore. Any suggestions would be great.

Jul 10, 2013, 3:23pm

Hey to all,

Been looking for a book for a while now I wonder if anyone will be able to help me identify it. It's about a sports reporter I think her name is alaine coulter aka al coulter and she happened to write an biased article about a baseball player (I think) called Doug or Hugh Murray and she is forced to go on some match with him and his team to find out more about him I think.

I read this book a long time ago, I might have gotten the facts mixed up but halla if you have any info I'll be ever so grateful.

Jul 11, 2013, 7:02pm


I have been looking for this book for a long time. It's set around the time of the french revolution and the female protagonist falls in love and becomes pregnant with the child of some english soldier ( I don't remember if he was a lord or anything) anyways the girl's father finds out and sends her to a nunnery in shame where she gives birth to a baby girl. The french revolution happens and she becomes separated from her baby and somehow ends up in England as a governess. She some how ends up being hired as the governess to her baby girl who is now about 5-6 and the man she was in love with now has a lot of money (some shipping empire?) and he basically hates her because he thought she abandoned their baby on purpose. I think the daughter's name was Emma...

If anyone knows what this book is called I would be so grateful. It's just been bugging me for ages!!

Jul 11, 2013, 7:42pm

Hi I'm new here and ive been trying to find this book for so long. I am pretty sure that it was a harlequin romance. I only remember one part.

The younger of two sisters is walking around her family's house in her robe when her older sisters bf or fiancee pins her to the side of the house thinking shes her sister and they have sex. I don't remember much except the family's super rich.

Any help would be great,


Jul 18, 2013, 12:00am

Hello everyone,
I am brand new to this site and I was so lucky to come upon this group! Two books have been circulating around my head for the longest time and even with countless hours of search, I have been unable to figure out their titles!

The first is a book about a nobleman who rescues a young girl from a convent(?) in france and brings her to England and leaves her be. She encounters this man again and for some reason they get married. There is age difference between the couple and the guy does not want to consummate the marriage but in the middle of the night the girl goes to guy's room and they have sex for some reason the girl leaves the man and returns to France where she runs a salon and the guy goes there too but he is in a disguise wearing a wig. The guy goes to the girl's room at night and she finds out its him when she takes the wig off him. They return to after the guy's mission is done and in the end the girl gives birth to a boy. The heroine also has a brother on whom another book is based upon. I hope i remembered the book's plot line correctly!

The second is a book in which the female protagonist knows the male lead because the male lead is a friend of her brothers. Due to being found in a compromising situation in a garden by one of her brothers the male lead is given two choices to marry the heroine or fight a duel. The hero chooses the duel but even after winning he concedes to marry the heroine. The hero and the heroine make love a lot but he never ejaculates inside her because he does not want to get her pregnant. The heroine figures this out and she has sex with him when he is half asleep in hopes of getting pregnant. The guy leaves after the night and the heroine believes herself to be pregnant but her period arrives and she is alone and not pregnant. The hero comes back and they reconcile, I guess.

I would really appreciate all the help I can get on these book!

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I am new here and am desperately hoping you all can help me! I read a book about 15 years ago (it was probably published sometime in the 1990's), which I borrowed from the library. Unfortunately I can't remember the author, title or any of the characters names and it's driving me insane. It's a contemporary story. The storyline from what I can remember is about a girl who starts a job organizing or cataloging the belongings (I think it was clothes because I think she accidentally gets trapped in a closet) in a big home or mansion. She meets a guy who I think may be the owner of said mansion. They don't get along but there's some sexual tension between them. I think they make some sort of bet or wager and she loses so she has to sleep with him (I may be wrong about the wager part). I definitely remember that she's a virgin, but she doesn't tell him and when they are being intimate he's shocked and upset when he realizes it's her first time. I don't remember much else other than they end up together in the end.

If anyone can help I would deeply appreciate it and I would be forever grateful.


Jul 18, 2013, 5:25am

actually i know the title of the book i'm looking for. the thing is, i couldn't find it everywhere. it's saturday's child by dallas schulze. i've tried amazon but it didn't work. is there someone who can help me?

Jul 18, 2013, 9:51am

I'm really confused since you mention #474 right at the top of your message, but #475 has the answer to your twins book. The Switch by Lynsay Sands.

Jul 18, 2013, 10:47pm

I really hope someone can help me. I read two books back in the late 1990's early 2000's (the books may be a bit older) and would like to find them again. They are both historical romance novels and here is what I remember.

First Book:
Set in England or France. The main female character is an orphan and I think her name is Molly Flowers? She gets into trouble and goes to jail. A Duke or Earl with dark hair and handsome comes to bail her out and says she is a long lost relative and knows this because of a birthmark on her upper thigh or buttocks. She goes to live with him and he has another female teach the ways of being a proper lady and tells her to stay away from his rival (another Earl or Duke?) She falls in love with her Uncle's rival and and the Uncle then reveals that she isn't a long lost family member, that he just used her to destroy and embrarass the rival by falling in love with a commonner. Apparently, the so-called Uncle's plan was for her to disobey him and fall for the rival.

Second Book:
Set in Colonial America/American Revolution I think in Boston or Virginia. Sorry is it going to get very dicey from this point:
Duke or Earl (I think) is hurt somehow and is hiding out in the lead female family's barn/stable, she takes care of him. I can't remember if her family is for or against England but whatever her family is, I think the guy in the barn is opposite of them. I think he is a spy against England but can't be sure. They fall in love and there is a duel (of sorts) with another male character and a fake packet of blood is used to make everyone believe he is dead (I could be confusing this part with another story). I also think on the cover she is wearing a green dress and the guy has only a vest on.

Thanks for any help you can provide. I look forward to helping others if I can...I am new to all of this but have been looking for these books for it must be about 10 years now. I would do searches for several hours for a couple of days and then give up every year or so. Ugh, I know I am a dork but I can't help it...I really want to find the books!

Edited: Jul 19, 2013, 5:41am

672 fann_ie Saturday's Child is long out of print, but you can buy it used on Amazon.

Jul 19, 2013, 10:39pm

670> Claire, the second book you mention is The Duke and I byJulia Quinn. Its a favorite of mine.

Jul 21, 2013, 11:28am

Hi there. I couldn't remember much about this book as I had read it so long ago. I read it during mid 2000s, but I believe the book is published during the 90s or even older and it's a family saga book series. The book cover was quite vintage (giving me the impression that it was written in the 80s or 90s or even older) where the cover focuses on the portrait of a man, a lady who was holding on to a baby or little girl. The background of the book cover was the ranch overseeing a field.

The book is set between the time of 30s-50s (actually I'm not even really sure the setting so I'm just giving a rough estimate) in the United States and it's about this man whose wife has recently passed away and he has a young daughter. Thinking that his daughter needs the presence of a woman, he remarried his late wife's best friend (actually all 3 of them were close friends that have known each other at least since they were teenagers). If I remember correctly, the best friend was the one who encouraged and supported the hero and the late wife's relationship. She agreed to accept his hand along with certain rules set between the hero and her. They both agreed to get married just for the sake of the man's young daughter. Over time, the heroine falls in love with the hero (I think she has been in love with him since they were teenagers, before he even got married). Near the end of the novel, they both actually consumated their marriage and she's pregnant with his child.

The hero is the owner of this big ranch/plantation and as a subplot, there was a minor conflict with one of his brother's or cousins in regards to the ranch/plantation. During the climax, there was actually a fight (not overly major).

I think the heroine's name is Kate or Katherine, though I may be completely wrong about her name.

I actually borrowed this book from my high school's library few years ago. However, I already moved to another country and am really dying to know the title of this book as it was a favourite of mine. I've been googling around and seeking help from forums but to no avail. I really hope someone can help me. Thank you~

Jul 21, 2013, 1:30pm

672 fann_ie Here are links for the book on and

I know the has 2 copies, I'm not sure how many has.

I hope this helps!

Jul 21, 2013, 7:33pm

Hi reesa00! Thank you so much for your help!!! I loved it too! This time I will save the title on a spreadsheet!

Jul 22, 2013, 11:40am

#633...I finally found the book I was looking for in that post, Tears of Gold by Laurie McBain, in case anyone else was interested!

Now I'm searching for another book which takes place mostly in colonial America at the time of the Revolutionary War. The Hero is an english lord who is forced to marry the heroine, who is a colonial. The Hero has a mistress (I believe her name was Sabrina) who is a gold digger. The Hero's brother is trying to get the title and wealth from the Hero, and the mistress and brother team up for this purpose. I don't remember much else of the plot except that the Hero (who originally was a Tory) was accused of passing secrets to the Americans and is threatened with the loss of his title/lands (it was a setup by his brother) and in the end this accusation turns him against the British and he becomes a rebel (like his wife).

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Jul 22, 2013, 7:38pm

Hi all, I'm looking for the title of a book I have never read. It was an excerpt in a historical romance I read. I went through all of my books but I couldn't find it again. I'm starting to think I made it up myself. I don't remember that book either. The excerpt was about 2 fairies or witches, whose grandmother shows them an image of this Earl or Duke that one falls in love with right away. I think the fairies are cousins and one is good while the other is evil. This guy is important to their family for some reason. Sorry that's all I got. Thanks

Jul 22, 2013, 8:03pm

Never mind. I actually found it by strolling through the other posts. :)

Jul 22, 2013, 11:35pm


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Edited: Jul 23, 2013, 12:43pm

578 - aenealamia - its it's a book by Virginia Henley. The girls name is Antonia and her brothers name is Anthony. Hope that helps you find it.

Edited to add that the name of the book is Seduced

Jul 23, 2013, 12:48pm

609 - Halenka - the book is "out of the blue" by Kasey Michael's. It's one of my favorites.

Jul 23, 2013, 12:59pm

I'm looking for a series of books that may have been haelequin presents. I seem to remember a white cover. They were set modern day in a town where the people were descended from druids but didn't know it. Each person had a gift of some sort. I think someone had started the town for the purpose of bringing all these druid descendants together. I maybe read this in late 1990s or early 2000s

Jul 23, 2013, 5:57pm

I'm looking for a book where the heroine inherits a big house from her relative. The heroines brother changes his job constantly, but this time he settles on to one job which he loves doing. The heroines brother's( i think step-brother) boss gets in a scandal for his fling with his secretary. That secretary is married. The heroines brother sends hero at the heroines house to hide for a little while. When the hero sees the heroine in the house, he assumes that she is the house maid. The heroine agrees to stay house maid for her brother so that his job would be secure. Eventually during staying together they fall in love. Also there is a scene when the secretary's husband come to question hero about his relation with his wife. The heroine seeing the poor mans condition tells that she is hero's girlfriend fiance. Also there is a scene where the heroines car breaks down and hero comes to rescue her. In the end the hero finds out that he was staying at heroines place. And they confess their love for each other.

Jul 24, 2013, 12:17am

Hey guys the book I'm looking for is about a guy who is secretly a romance novel writer. When he gets asked to go appear on talk shows he convinces his female friend to be "him" long story short they fall in love.

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Jul 25, 2013, 6:44pm

I have been trying to find this book. Don't remember anything about it except the story. I am sure it is part of a series. It is about this prince who is next in line for the throne who is not interested in marriage. It is one of those small kingdoms and the hero just happens to be the brooding serious types. But his father failing health makes him pretend an engagement with his best friend, I believe. I think it was silhouette romance series. The next book in the series could have been about his younger playboy type brother who has a history with the heroine best friend and who just happens to be the sheriff of their kingdom and has a small daughter.

It is basically has 3 heroes- all princes and 3 heroines who are best friends. It was a pretty sweet story and I have been racking my brains trying to figure something/anything about how to find the book. I have read this a long while back and I would really love to find. ANy and all help is super appreciated.

Jul 26, 2013, 11:05am

I'm trying to find this book it's about a boy that gets bored with life and enters a program to send letters to inmates, short story is the inmate escape and tries to kill people the boy talked about in there letters, it's more of a drama but I've always loved this book but could never remember the title or the author. if anyone could help me i would be most pleased

Jul 26, 2013, 4:45pm

Cirilo - 692 - is the book a romance? It sounds interesting.

Jul 27, 2013, 10:37am

Due to the lengthiness of this thread, a continued thread for Name That Book Part II is here.

Jul 27, 2013, 8:52pm

Hi, I am so happy I found this thread! Can anyone please help? I am looking for a novel, I think it is a silouette romance with a purple back cover, I read it about 10yrs ago. Its about a girl who was running around with her high-class crowd and dating her boss - she was his PA or so. The boss suddenly dumps (and fires) her and she goes back to her sister who is not so high-class and fashion minded.

The sister introduces her to a friend of the family who has promised to give her a job. She gets there on her first day and finds that she is overdressed for the post. Also her new boss sees and likes her and asks her to leave the connecting door between their offices open. She is very upset about it thinking the boss doesn't trust her.

Later, she finds out he likes her and he just wanted to have an excuse to see her throughout the day.

I don't remember the names of any of the characters or the author.

I hope someone here has read and remembers this novel. It must have been written in the late 80s or early 90s.

Jul 28, 2013, 2:35am

Hey Everyone,
I just wanted you all to know I found the second book I was looking for, just in case anyone else wanted to know the name. The book's name is Tender the Storm by Elizabeth Thorton.

Jul 28, 2013, 5:49am

695 ijywest

You can visit , filter the choices to Silhouette Romance and boss/employee (under themes) and read through the back cover copies of the books to see if you recognize the one you're looking for. I tried looking up your book for you, but there isn't enough details for me to pinpoint any book.

Jul 30, 2013, 10:32pm

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!!!

Aug 1, 2013, 5:29pm

Hey All,

I've just joined the group because of the same nagging curiosity that drives all the members here :)

All I have is a partial name and an excerpt from the book. It's historical, the lady goes out from the house into the barn and finds an injured military captain there who is apparently from the enemy's army. She helps him and tends to his wounds and of course there was some sparks in the air. I think the title had "captain" or "captain's..." in it. So sorry but that's all I could remember. Been wanting to locate this book for the longest time.

Aug 3, 2013, 6:40pm

Does this description sound familiar to anyone? I started reading it years ago, never got to finish it, and have been thinking about it ever since! Help!!

Heroine has one or two sisters, and lives with father in the Scottish/Welsh/English countryside, she may be an artist or very good with animals, or one of her sisters is? One day a wealthy gentleman appears and for some reason has chosen to/is obligated to marry one of the sisters. Heroine makes herself appear ugly and stupid/uninteresting so that the gentleman will not choose her. Unfortunately, gentleman wants a wife he can “bed” once and dump in one of his country estates so he can get back to the swinging bachelor life in London (or Paris?) so he chooses the heroine, much to her dismay. They are quickly married and on the trip back to his home he attempts to consummate but on the first night she is legitimately ill (stomach sickness?). The next night she tries to feign illness but he sees through it – that is as far as I got! I believe the synopsis on the back cover made it sound like she gets tired of being hidden away and decides to take the London social scene by storm, and he tries to win her back.

Does this ring a bell with anyone? It has been plaguing me for years!!!

Aug 4, 2013, 1:49pm

Hi everyone, am looking for a title of a book I read some years ago - probably a regency romance. It started off with the bored hero at a ball or social event. A widow/married woman pays him "particular attention". When she has finished, she wants him to meet her later, but he shrugs her off. He ends up in a library (or similar room) when a young débutante trys to set him up and make it look like he has ruined her. However, a woman, who I think is a poor relative, saves him by saying she was with him, or something like that. She is able to move from room to room via a secret passage...I think.

Needless to say, he falls in love with her because she is not the usual society woman.

I thought this was one of Julia Quinn's Bridgerton books, but have been proved wrong. Would love any help to find this book again.

Thank you :)

Aug 4, 2013, 6:26pm

>701 LC.Arami:
Hey LC.Arami! I think the book you are looking for is Midsummer Magic by Catherine Coulter! Hope this helps!

Aug 6, 2013, 11:50pm

Hi everyone, new to the group and hoping someone can help me out. Read this book about 10 - 15 years ago.

Set in Victorian England, the hero and heroine meet when the hero, a playboy rogue type, steals his rival's carriage to seduce and scandalize his rival's mistress. Instead it is the rival's young niece inside the carriage much to the shock of the hero. The heroine becomes infatuated with the hero and they become engaged to avoid any scandal for the younger heroine -- against the hero's wishes since he never wanted to get married. They end up sleeping together at a party/masked ball outside in the garden's gazebo before the marriage. The hero is still very angry about the arranged marriage and immediately after the wedding leaves and goes on an extended visit to his sugar plantation(?) in the Caribbean.

Meanwhile, his wife is pregnant and having been abandoned, has the child and raises it back in England. Soon after the baby is born, the hero returns to England and learns that his wife (who now hates him because he abandoned her) has given birth to a son he never knew existed. He also is very angry but falls in love with his wife and is determined to get her back. There is a scene there where she's breastfeeding which was apparently very uncommon for a lady of her birth.

They end up sleeping together in an Inn on some sort of trip after the husband's snoring and "asleep" caressing keeps the wife awake. The husband is awake and aware of his actions but she doesn't know that.

In the end, they end up together after the husband admits he was ashamed of the fact that he was born a bastard and didn't want to get married because any woman would be disgraced by a union.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you!!!!!

Aug 7, 2013, 8:33am

#704 - this sounds like Love Only Once by Johanna Lindsey.

Edited: Aug 7, 2013, 1:33pm

Hello everyone,

I am searching for a book I once read but I can't remember the title or the author.It is a historical romance. The heroine was once really spoiled and in love with the man her step-sister loved. To gain his attention she slept with the hero and then pretended that she was raped. Her sister learned the truth and through her out of the house ( all of this happened in a previous book). In the second book years later she has really changed and meets the hero again when he is brought wounded to the place she is staying. She recognize him and nurses him back to health but he doesn't know who she really is because he is temporalily blind.
That's all I remember about this novel, if someone has read it and can help me find it I would really appreciate it!!!

Edited: Aug 7, 2013, 1:02pm

Hello. New To this group. I Found you guys by trying To Google a vintage Harlequin Romance hat I read as a teenager. I started this book and lost it before I could finish it and for some reason it has stayed with me all these years.
A girl was kidnapped by a man who thinks her brother raped his sister. He plans to seduce her as revenge. She is a virgin. I think the man is Greek, but I am not sure.
That is all the info I have. Hope you guys can help.

Aug 7, 2013, 1:46pm

Hi all, new to the group. Found you searching for a book (series of books) I read a few years ago.
It was a paranormal romance. There are a group of men I think they are some kind of immortal beasts...not vampires or werewolves though, the first book was about the king.

If they don't find a mate they eventually go insane and have to be killed by their races' enforcer (hero in the second book). There are very few women born to their race but they figured out that they could mate with human females.

There are three or four books, the last one I read was where the daughter of the the hero from the second book goes back in time to save her mother from being killed in order to save her father from dying. I think when his mate was killed he gave up and allowed himself to be killed by the villian. The villian is a woman.

The series is not very old, but since I donate all my books to the library after I read them I can't lay my hands on it and I want to find out if there were any more books in the series. I have a list of everybook I've read since 2004 because I was purchasing the same books andreissues multiple times but I can't figure it out this series by staring at the titles and authors on my spreadsheet.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Aug 7, 2013, 5:10pm

Hi everyone! I'm new to this thread too, also found it while searching for a book that I read about a year back.

I really can't remember the author of the book or the title - but it was about a woman whose twin sister had disappeared. This woman considered herself to be very plain, but in order to look for and save her sister she pretended to be more outgoing and flamboyant and approached the man who her sister had been involved with before she disappeared.

The search led her to a South American country (can't remember which!), where she stayed at the house of the man who had been with her sister (who also turned out to be rich, involved in drugs and gay - he only kept girls around for show). One day, a new man appeared at this very house, someone who the woman had spent a few nights with, who she had been instantly attracted to when she walked into a hotel a bar some time back. Their relationship ended abruptly when he left their hotel room without notice one morning.

This man had a long uncut braid - he had vowed not to cut his hair until he'd managed to nail the drug cartel man (owner of the house) for his crimes. I think he worked for the CIA or something... Or he had connections with the police?

Basically, what happens is that the man with the braid and the woman looking for her sister continue to develop their relationship while at the same time having to be careful around the owner of the house and pursuing their own missions.

It ends happily, with the drug cartel guy jailed and the two main characters in love and building their relationship further.

Can anyone help me with the title or author of this book? I really enjoyed reading it and suddenly remembered it now, and it's killing me that I can't find it again! I donated the book to a charity shop as well, so it's no longer with me unfortunately.

Would really appreciate your help! Many thanks!

Edited: Aug 7, 2013, 5:15pm

# 708

Hi Tikkitra!

I believe you're looking for the 'Nightwalkers' series by Jacquelyn Frank. There are 6 books in total in the series, the titles come in the following order: Jacob, Gideon, Elijah, Damien, Noah and Adam. The last book you read from the series sounds like Adam to me - I read it myself only recently.

Hope this helps!

Edited: Aug 9, 2013, 12:11pm

I'm seriously having a difficult time trying to remember the name of this book that I read about 2 or 3 years ago and can only remember a few details. Like the main girl is completely obsessed with butterscotch candy and the main guy (I'm pretty sure his name is Max and i think he has an accent) always wears these red converse. I think he's a vampire because I remember the girl smelling like butterscotch to him. It's totally an adult book and has some steamy romance in it! Haha! I really hope someone can help me out with this! I would be eternally grateful!

Aug 8, 2013, 2:49am

Ok so this book is driving me nuts that I can't remember the title or author. But I remember some of the plot.

It's set in older England I think. The heroine was so afraid of anything sexual because she was abused. So she meets the hero of the story and tells him all about this bad guy, who at his house had a maze with a statue of him in the middle of it and as punishment the man would make her do sexual things to the statue. I think. But in the end of the story either she or the good guy kills the bad guy I think in the maze. That's all I really remember. Hopefully someone knows! It's been making me crazy not knowing! Lol.

Edited: Aug 8, 2013, 6:14am

707 Lisa_Rittel

There are probably a couple Harlequins with that plot line. The one that comes to my mind is Response by Penny Jordan. The hero of the book believes the heroine's brother raped his sister, so in return, he plans to seduce the heroine, make her fall in love with him and then dump her. No kidnapping though...

Another similar one is Alien Vengeance by Sara Craven.

Edited: Aug 8, 2013, 4:16pm

#710 Anonsakura

That's it!!!!!! Thank you ! Thank you!!!! I actually looked at that author and skipped right past her.

Aug 8, 2013, 9:12pm

Hiya there,

I read a few posts and this is great!!! Hope I could help identify some books some time.

OK so I'm looking for this book M&B/Harlequin from 80s-90s.

The hero is a doctor or surgeon who was mugged not far away from a gas station. He then lost his memories and is taken in by a man who lives with his daughter (heroine). The two of them fall in love and get married knowing full well that the hero might recover from amnesia but with a risk of forgetting everything about his new life. While heroine is pregnant hero goes somewhere on an errand for her father and ends up in an accident while riding a bus.

When he wakes up he tells everyone in the bus he is a doctor and can help, reverting to his old self. Of course he has forgotten everything about his wife and the life he had with her. But the fact that he was wearing a wedding ring told him there was something missing in his life.

Then one day he sees one of her works (painting/picture) in a waiting room. And he feels attracted to it and tracks down the artist. He finds her and fall in love with her all over again but he is jealous of her husband that she's still in love with. She recognizes him but dares not tell him the truth (might be dangerous according to some shrink she asked advice from).

Help is very much appreciated. Thanks a lot!!!!!

Aug 9, 2013, 12:26am

Hi, I'm new to this site and I was hoping someone could help me. It is a historical romance novel that takes place probably in the mid to late 1800s. The heroine has red hair and I believe the hero is either Hispanic or Indian. I can't remember why but the heroine is with the hero when he goes to his ranch(?) in Death Valley. He has an Hispanic… friends with benefits lets say, who is very jealous of the heroine. I remember she gives the heroine and orange skirt to wear and the heroine thinks of how ugly it will be with her red hair.
That's really all I can remember. I think the guy may be escorting the heroine somewhere. This book is really similar to Savage Thunder by Johanna Lindsay but I don't believe she authored it.
I will appreciate all the suggestions I can get. Thank y'all

Aug 9, 2013, 1:05pm

Help, please...

can't sleep... like a lot of the posts here-- I'm looking for a book... I can only remember hazy details... as in:

the h and H visit her grandparents (I think grand not parents-- cause I think an oppa was involved)

the H was quite nervous about the visit, h went ahead and picked H up at the airport.... h said something like don't be nervous because they'll love you like I do

the grandmother offered the H German food for breakfast and he mentioned that he's eaten sauerkraut before...

then in another scene the H was surprised at the food served him-- h cooked it... and he said something like--- it's just that you've never cooked this before, for me, i mean....

anyone know what book I'm talking about?

Aug 10, 2013, 2:13am

Hello!! I'm new to this site, so I'm not sure if I'm doing this right! But.. I've been looking for a book for a few months now and all of my googling has been to no avail. I'm looking for a book that is possibly from Harlequin or Silhouette. It is not historical or western. It may have taken place in Texas or Colorado, but it is definitely contemporary. I read it in late 2005-early 2006, but it could have been published much earlier than that. The main character is a young woman (no older than 25) and her father owns a cattle ranch or possibly just cattle and they are having financial difficulties. The hero owns a family cattle ranch and offers to help them out. He is older than her and she has always had a crush on him. He seduces her (**I think**) and takes hers virginity. I distinctly remember a scene where they go into town to buy wedding rings and i think hers has leaves on it. I know that the heroine is not Spanish and she does not end up pregnant. I also know that the hero had 2 brothers and they may or may not have had their own stories but I think if they did they were from other authors. I want to say the heroes first name is Cole, but I don't know that for certain. I don't know the ending because I never got to finish it :(
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!!

Aug 10, 2013, 5:38am

Thanks so much. I will do that. I hope I find the book.

Aug 10, 2013, 11:58pm

Been a while since I've posted. Oops! But I gotta ask about yet another book:

h has been in love with H for years. He's older than her (maybe like 10+ years) and is in love with her too; he's jealous and a bit possessive but he's refused to do anything with her until she's matured. I remember there being one scene where he sees her kissing a guy (who basically forced himself on her) and possibly being forced to touch him and H has a jealous fit, upsetting h and accidentally bruising her arm when he grabs her.

At some point in the book a so-called friend of h's seduces a drunk H and h catches them doing it in his truck when she goes outside to throw away the trash. h then informs H that he's basically a hypocritical coward and that she's going to go find someone to take her virginity (which she was saving for when she married him - something he was pretty arrogant about).

Anyone help, please?? I wanna read it again but my mind is blanking on title and author. =(

Aug 11, 2013, 2:51am

Does anyone know what book this is spy(hero) chases this (heroine)girl(possible spy) for a sensitive document cross country she alludes him many times and it turns out to be quite the chase. turns out in the end you discover she's blind or semi blind . In the end he catches her and takes her back to his headquarters in England I believe and I think she turns out to have a photographic memory and the only place the document exist is in her head now.

Aug 11, 2013, 8:49am

#721 - that sounds like The Spymaster's Lady great book by Joanna Bourne.

Edited: Aug 11, 2013, 10:21am

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Aug 12, 2013, 11:02pm

I am looking for a book that I read in high school that I don’t remember much of but I could swear that in the title was the word magi but dont hold me to that. (and its definitely not the gift of the magi) Below I have listed what I do remember of the book though it is not much I do remember that I thought it was a great book and I never got the chance to finish it and I so would like to not only read it again but finish it as well.
1.) Everyone in the book sees in black and white except for one person
2.) The kids once they get to a certain age and start having certain types of dreams have to start taking a pill to suppress their feelings.
3.) If you want to get married or have a kid a person is assigned to you and you have to fill out paperwork to get a kid.
4.) At a certain age you are assigned to learn a specific job and the main characters assigned job is to learn under the one person who can see in color.
5.) The last thing that I can remember clearly is that at the breakfast table the whole family has to talk about what they dreamed the previous night no exceptions, but when the main character gets assigned to his job (and he is still a kid when people are assigned to learn their jobs) he is exempted from having to share his dreams.
6.) Oh and one other thing no one is aware that it is wrong to see only in black and white they are not aware that one man can see in color and they are not aware that he is teaching the kid to be able to see in color as well.

I hope that this is enough information for someone to be able to tell me the title or author or something that would lead me to be able to find this book I have been trying to remember the name of the book for years now with no success. (I read it when I was 16 and I am now 23)

Edited: Aug 13, 2013, 8:52am

Hi, I am new to this forum, but hoping I can get some help with this book.
I read it between 1990 and 1997. It's a romance (obviously) where the wife as left her husband and son. She is in an accident and has amnesia. The husband takes her home to take care of her. There is one scene I vividly remember. She needs to shower so the husband puts her in a chair in the shower and showers her himself. Also I think the reason she left him was because she discovered a woman in his bed,pretending to be his mistress, in order for the wife to leave. The husband is angry because he doesn't understand why she suddenly left their marriage and son, however she slowly rebuilds her relationship with son and the husband. The husband is rich and that the wife gets her memory back..and that's all I can remember! I am pretty sure it's not a mills and boon, could have been silhouette as it was a thick book.

Aug 13, 2013, 8:43am

Hi guys I'm new to the group and am about to go insane trying to remember this book. It's one in a series and is set in either Ireland/Scotland. The heroine is staying in a cottage on her sister & husband's land (one of the previous books I think) and one day while walking in the fields she stumbles back in time and falls in love with a huge and gorgeous Scot. Somehow they both jump forward in time escaping a bad witch & man, but when they arrive it turns out the Scot was pushed forward in time 10 years before the heroine & now he doesn't remember her. He has become a huge part in a major business and is now engaged to the beautiful daughter of the owner. Somewhere in the book he starts to fall for her & she is kidnapped by the witch & bad guy who also came forward in time (unbeknownst to the couple) and is held captive in an old house's dungeon until she is rescued by her Scotsman. Help please! Thank you :)

Aug 13, 2013, 10:29am

#726, I believe you are thinking of Lynn Kurland's " With Every Breath" ; the heroine's name is Sunshine Philips; the hero is Robert Cameron (but he goes by Cameron). She is living in a cottage on her sister and husband's land- Madelyn and Patrick McLeod- the cottage had belonged to a little old lady named Moraig who was the clan's healer. Robert ends up going forward in time when, at the end of a battle, he rides for help for his wounded brother. He goes to this cottage (which was standing even then), looking for the McLeod clan "witch", since his clan doesn't have a healer, but when he steps onto her threshold, he steps forward in time. He brings her with him, and after a while, believes her about not being from his time. They finally are able to go forward (he goes with her because his clan is falling apart in his century, and he is falling in love with her), but they do it in the middle of a fight against some thugs, and he ends up arriving ahead of her; in the process, he gets smacked on the head with something really hard, so he arrives in modern times with no memory of her. He luckily is found by friendly people who help him heal, and one of them is a cousin who teaches him a lot of things he needs to know to live in our time. He even helps him set up a business, which is soon thriving. But his memory is still missing. When Sunny arrives in the modern era, it's as if only a couple of days have passed, and she has no serious physical injuries, and she does remember her time in the past, and how much she loved Cameron.

They encounter each other a few weeks after she has returned to the modern day, and she immediately recognizes him; he feels he should know her but is not sure spite of being engaged, he begins to spend a lot of time with her, and slowly his memories begin to come back. The combination of being in her company and remembering the past makes him fall for her again.

I'm almost 100% positive this is the book you're looking for. If you go to look under "Books" then "bookshelf"; there is a list of all her books, complete with covers, that you can click on, which give more information about each. This book has two others that go with it; "A Garden in the Rain" which is the story of Madelyn Phillips and Patrick McLeod; and "Roses in Moonlight" which is the story of Derrick Cameron and Samantha Drummond...Derrick Cameron is a cousin of Robert Cameron.

Aug 13, 2013, 1:14pm

Yes! Thank you so much :)

Aug 13, 2013, 1:53pm

You're welcome; I love Lynn Kurland's books, and that one is my favorite. I'm currently reading "Roses in Moonlight", which is her newest book; it's turning out to be really good.

Aug 13, 2013, 2:36pm

>724 NatashaE: NatashaE, was your book a romance? You might get more responses if you posted this in the Name That Book group. This thread is primarily for romance books

Aug 13, 2013, 3:31pm

#724, I think you're looking for a book called "The Giver"; I was curious about the book you described and decided to see if I could find it. I've never read this book, but based on the description I found, I think this is the right one.

Please go to this link: and see if that's the right certainly sounds similar.

Aug 13, 2013, 4:58pm

#731 Thank You, Thank You so much that is the book I have been searching for. :D I can finally finish reading it. Thank You. :D

Aug 13, 2013, 5:04pm

#732 You're welcome...sounds like a good book; might read it myself :)

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Aug 14, 2013, 2:49pm

Hi! I need help with two titles: The plot of the first book is something like this: After spending the night in his bed she wakes up in the morning and finds his brother who sends her away saying that his brother doesn´t want to see her again. They meet again around 4 years later when she is promoted in a bank but he is convinced that she stole money from him and gets her fired. He wants his revenge but then discovers that they have a daughter together and forces her to marry him. I think that she had a twin sister who took care of that daughter while she was working in the city. They go to Sicily where she meets his brother again. In the end, his brother is the one that stole the money. Brother ends in the jail and they live happily ever after.

The second one: I think the heroines name is Lorna. When her father dies she has to marry a man to whom her father owned money. That man payed for everything, including her education. I think that her fathers sister takes her to meet that man and then leaves in the morning. During they marriage she falls in love. She ends pregnant but looses the child when she falls down the steps. I think that the man she married is Italian.

If anyone can help with the titles I would really appreciate it.

Aug 14, 2013, 8:08pm

Awesome! I didn't know she had a new one out so I was going to reread this one, but I'll be checking her new one out ASAP :)

Aug 14, 2013, 11:02pm

#736 If you're not sure of some of the details of the story from "With Every Breath", you might want to reread it, because some of the details from that story show up in this one. They aren't so important that you can't read the new one without knowing the old one, but it doesn't hurt.

Aug 14, 2013, 11:45pm

Hi all,

While doing a google search for this book I came across this site and this topic thread. I'm so happy to have found it.

I'm looking for a recent (maybe not yet released book). It was included as a excerpt in another book i read a couple of months ago and after going through most of my ebooks, I gave up. The first two chapters started with the h being a veterinarian and having just bought a practice in a small town. She has a dog and was just about to close when the H, a sheriff or police officer in the town brought in a dog that he found injured on the side of the road. Any help would be great.

I'm also looking for another book that I read back in high school. It was a harlequin romance or silhouette. About a couple that got stranded in a lodge during a blizzard. It was a ski lodge, I believe, and the setting was contemporary. They, of course, didn't like each other. I remember that the photo on the cover was the two of them in the snow in a gazebo. It's not much to go on, sorry. Any help would be great.

Aug 15, 2013, 7:13pm

Hello Everyone,

This thread is such a brilliant idea! I was wondering if anyone would know the title of this book? My memories of the plot are a little sketchy, but here goes:
It's a contemporary romance about a woman who has a heart condition (I believe her husband leaves her because he couldn't handle her being ill/imperfect - nonsense), which she keeps secret from nearly everyone. She basically runs herself ragged, is tired all of the time and has to take naps a lot. As the story progresses she gets worse. I think I remember her not wanting to get treated because she thought she deserved to die (again nonsense). At one point in the story, the hero becomes ill (the flu?) and she takes care of him, which completely exhausts her. He begins to wonder why she is always so tired/pale/ill-appearing, and the truth comes out about her health. He is angry at her for not getting treated (his mother has a similar/worse heart condition that is inoperable - and he is mad that though her condition is reparable she refuses to be fixed when other's don't have that option). He convinces her to have the surgery. The book ends with them in the hospital (can't remember if it was before or after the surgery). I hope that this wasn't too confusing, and that it will jog someone's memory. Thanks in advance for the help! I've been looking for this book for a while now. I don't think it's been mentioned before on this thread (I've read through and didn't see it). If it has been - sorry for the redundant post. Thanks again. :D

Aug 15, 2013, 9:33pm

#739 daisy_elise
Might the book your looking for be ...
"straight from the heart by Barbara delinksky "
Sounds like the book com this forum

Aug 15, 2013, 10:26pm

Hi divinebychoice,
Thanks for your reply. This book sounds really similar to the one I described, but in this book I believe the hero is a doctor and the heroine is a patient (or potential patient). I don't recall what the hero does for a living in the book that I'm looking for, it's been too long since I read it, but I don't think he was a physician. Thanks for your help though. :D

Aug 16, 2013, 7:53pm

Hi All! Just discovered this thread! Can you please help me find a book? The basic idea was that the main character's parents were killed by members of her father's company. She is brought up by her aunt and uncle I believe and she goes to college etc so that she can eventually be hired by the company. Her grandfather has been kidnapped by the company and kept imprisoned in the hotel.
Once she gets hired her boss, a Native American man (Hawk? maybe) falls for her. SHe sleeps with him and steals his key to the R&D department, he finds out and ties her up. He forces him to tell her what's going on and it turns out he is also trying to rescue her grandfather... I feel like that's pretty detailed.. any ideas??!


Aug 16, 2013, 9:56pm

Hi! I'm trying to find the title or author of a book I read years ago. It was a western romance novel about a girl that fell in love with a half white half indian guy she grew up with. He was given a medallion from his indian mother that had something to do with the sun. Her brothers wanted him dead because of something to do with fighting over land. In order to save him she lied and said she didn't love the half breed. The brothers shot him and left him to die but he didn't. Somehow the medallion gave him strength. They spent years apart but he vowed to get back at her for doing that to him. He found his way back to her. She had a baby that was his but she pretended it was another guys. He pretended to be another guy that her husband hired. Somehow they end up falling back in love he finds out the baby is his. If I'm not mistaken the book had a red cover and I'm thinking it had the word sun or savage in the title.

Aug 16, 2013, 11:00pm

Found the first one! Hope Flames by Jaci Burton. Not yet released.

Edited: Aug 17, 2013, 10:53am

I'm new to this site, and just want to thank you in advance for any help you can provide. I can only remember plot line, no name or author, etc. here goes:
Set in England (regency-type era)
Heroine is divorcee, husband was abusive pervert. Hero always had a thing for her and does not know how horrible her marriage was, etc.

Wow. I really am not giving you very much to work with! Lol. Good luck. And if you know it, that luck will be mine!

If it helps, I believe it to have been published in the last four years by a fairly well-known author. Lindley? Madeiros? Warren? James? Dare? Bradley?

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Edited: Aug 17, 2013, 11:12am

718 sweet tangerine
Sound like a Diana Palmer?

Aug 17, 2013, 11:51am

#745 - is it Scandal of the Year by Laura Lee Guhrke?

Aug 17, 2013, 5:11pm

Its a contemporary novel and its about a man called either Max or Michael who has lost his memory after an accident and his dad hires this woman to pretend to be his wife. she takes Max/Michael out of the hospital and they stay in his cottage for a few days and gets close but then his dad comes around as Max/Michael starts to get his memory back. she leaves and goes back to her own life but max/Michael invites her over for dinner and she thinks he is trying to get revenge as everything is set up as it was during a meal at the cottage but he didn't realise and in the end they get together. I hope you are able to help me with the title cause I really liked it. thanks

Aug 18, 2013, 7:04am

I am trying to remember the name of this book.
There is a man who is an author. It turns out he is blind and he hires a typist who he can dictate his latest novel too. It turns out that he was a famous painter until he lost his sight in some kind of accident. His wife left him and now he lives as some kind of recluse writing action novels. The girl he hires to type for him is plain, has a widowed older brother with two children and is good at her job. The job is a live in position. She starts to have feelings for him, but he is quite moody and changeable. It turns out that he thinks she would be throwing her life away if she married him. He asks her to leave and then goes to see a specialist to see if his eyesight can be improved. It turns out it can't, but she already sort of knew and loved him anyway. She comes back and they end up together, obviously.
Thanks to anyone who can help.

Aug 19, 2013, 12:12pm

I'm new to the group and hope I can help you find some books you're looking for in the future. For now, I'm looking for a series of three books I read in the mid to late 90's. I have been searching for months and am glad I finally stumbled across this thread! I don't remember the order they are supposed to go in, so I'm posting them by the order in which I read them:

Book 1:
Hero initially meets heroine after she falls off horse and her shirt is torn. He is interested in her, but her father, a mean drunk, calls her a whore. She marries a man and lives with him and his sister in seclusion while his sister has a child out of wedlock. It is a marriage in name only and the heroine discovers why when she walks in and finds him and his sister having sex. I think the husband tries to have her killed but the hero rescues her and ends up having sex with her and in the process, is shocked to discover she's a virgin. As a side note: the hero left home after his father walked in on him having sex with his step mother. I think he owns a ranch or something.

Book 2:
I don't remember much about this one, but the heroine seduces the hero and tries to make him fall in love with her and then plans to leave him as revenge for him somehow causing the death or ruin of her father. She ends up falling in love with him and decides not to do it, but he discovers who her father is and plans to leave her. They end up together again while out camping but he is nearly killed and she is nearly raped by some bandits or Indians. I forget the rest.

Book 3:
A redhead girl is living somewhere tropical with VERY strict religious parents (I think they're doing some sort of mission work? starting a church?) and she gets abducted by someone who plans to sell her for sex. He degrades her by making her go to the bathroom in front of him and touching her and stuff. So when they reach their destination, the heroine is saved by the hero (a doctor). He tries to return her to her family, but by then she is less strict and shocks her family by not being as modest. She ends up marrying the hero. The hero is a doctor, by the way.

In these books, the heroes are all friends and the women become friends. I appreciate any help!

Aug 19, 2013, 4:11pm

Hi all
As many of you before me i found this thread trying to google a romance novel i read ten years ago. Never thought google would fail me!

Anyway i remember very little about the book but i desperately want to find it cause what i do remember was amazing!

Here is what i recall:
Historical romance probably 17th to 19th century
Heroine is a young noblewoman
She is caught in the barn/stable with a servant
She is disgraced and sent to ?london?
Meets a bad boy nobleman( maybe a marquis)
He seduces her and she becomes his mist
She says at some point in the book something like that: he owns her body but he will never own her soul/mind/heart
They end up married

Thank you

Aug 20, 2013, 4:16am

Hi there,

Would anyone know about a book about a women who responds to a want ad for a wife by a rancher? All I remember is that they correspond an she eventually flies out to meet him. They spend some time yogether and then eventually marry with her trying to get usef to ranch life. They like to sit on the porch in the evenings and tell each other amusing facts that they know.My guess is that its a western romance. I think she had also worked at a boutique with her friend?. Can't recall the name of the book. Have searched all of google. Thanks

Edited: Aug 20, 2013, 10:07am

N stevens I've read this book! Bur my memory is also faulty. Have you tried johanna Lindsey? ???. I'll keep thinking

Aug 20, 2013, 10:02am

Hi ladybookish this sounds like a Nora Roberts book

Aug 20, 2013, 11:53pm

ashbwell, The third book is Jade Star by Catherine Coulter. The girl's parents are missionaries in Hawaii and she's abducted and taken to San Fran in order to be auctioned off. The doctor is a friend who she knew in Hawaii and now living in San Fran and he finds her. I didn't read the rest of the series but enjoyed this one.

Aug 22, 2013, 4:40pm

@ 751 - ashbwell >>> Book #1 is Wild Star the third book in the Star series by Catherine Coulter

Aug 22, 2013, 7:40pm

Hi all,

I'm looking for a book published on or before the early 2000s. It's a historical romance set during the regency. The hero has been lusting after a highly sought after woman of the demi monde, but she refuses his offers even though she has been the mistress of several of his peers. She is descried as being very curvy, even chubby.
Somehow she disappears and the twin sister no one knows she had appears with amnesia. He finds her and (thinking she's the experienced woman he's been after instead of her innocent twin sister) convinces her that she is his mistress.
It doesn't seem right to her, but he takes her to her home (I guess he knew where she lived) and she sees things that convince her that she must, in fact, be the kind of woman who "gets around", including a large painting of "her" lying naked with her back facing the artist, but looking over her shoulder and looking like she had recently made love.

Eventually he realizes that she can't be the woman he thinks she is because she bleeds like a virgin does when they sleep together.

Can't remember how it ends.
I've done google searches that include the terms "amnesia" "mistaken identity" "twin sister" and "mistress" and I haven't come up with anything yet.

Any help would be appreciated!

Aug 22, 2013, 8:44pm

#758 venlaflaxine, - this is by Lisa Kleypas called Someone to Watch Over Me.

Aug 22, 2013, 9:56pm

Wow! You got it! Thanks so much :)

Aug 22, 2013, 10:48pm

Newbie! There is a book that has been plaguing me to re-read but I can't remember the title for the life of me. It is set in the UK, I want to say it's a Hannah Howell or a Lynn Kurland but I could be wrong. In the book the female is kidnapped and her husbands bastard children rescue her, one of the childrens names is HAMISH and he is wearing a pot on his head and a bear skin rug. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Aug 22, 2013, 10:55pm

I read a great romance novel a while back and can't think of the title or author.

The book was about a couple who married (kind of like an arranged marriage or a marriage to join together two powerful families). The husband and wife both work and seem to have a good marriage, but the husbands ex starts causing problems between in their marriage with lies and set ups. In the end the husband admits he married the wife because he loves her not for any arrangement.

One part in the books is, the husband and wife agree to meet eat lunch and the ex shows up. The ex is there and tries to start more trouble. The wife walks out and the husband follows her and cancels both of their appointments and takes her off somewhere so they can talk.

Please help! I want can't seem to find my paperback so want to buy it again on my kindle!

Aug 23, 2013, 12:47pm

Hi everyone, I am new here, but I am trying to find a book I read once and it is driving me crazy. It seems as though it was set in Ireland or Scottland maybe, I don't remember for sure. A young lady whose parents died, was arranged into marriage by her Uncle. She eventually got pregnant and her husband got sick and died, but before he did he made his brother promise to marry her and take care of her and the child. Does anyone have any idea what book this is? I read it once long ago and can't remember anything else about it. Thanks so much.

Aug 23, 2013, 4:42pm

Hi, so I've been trying to remember the title or even author of this book that I read about 5 years ago. It's set in England from probably the 1800s or 1900s. It follows a young woman who's recently been widowed from what we will later find out is an abusive husband. This is her first time out in society after the mourning period and she's attending a ball. She sees this handsome guy from across the room and decides that she needs some adventure and follows him up the stairs (he doesn't see her following him, she's trying to be sneaky and figure out why he looks suspicious). For fear of getting caught by him she runs into a room and hides in an armoire. He later comes in with another man and they discuss some very sensitive topics (such as secrets about England- stuff she isn't supposed to hear). He then discovers she's in there and decides he has to take her with him because she's heard too much. So he basically kidnaps her and eventually they fall in love and she helps him in his endeavors because she realizes that he's actually one of her dad's spies. Her dad was a spy and now is somewhat of a spymaster, and his men all have code names such as Mr. North, Mr. West, etc. I have no idea what the woman's name is or what the hero's name is, but this is the plot and if anyone could please tell me what the name of the book is- I'd be really grateful, thanks!

Aug 25, 2013, 12:14am

I'm new to this site and I hope someone will be able to help me! I read a book many years ago a romance novel and cannot for the life of me remember the name or author. Here is what i remember about the plot:

- takes place in the U.S some time after the civil war
- begins on a boat/ferry boat maybe? that is going down a river and it has passengers on board. the heroin of the book has jet black raven hair and her father is a drunk who lost all their money. She also has a brother who is missing since the war. One the boat is also her black stalion,,all she has left..her horse that she loves.
- the guy: rich..owns a ranch i think and has horses. I believe the girls father gambled away the horse to the rich guy. the girl at one point helps her father cheat at cards and they win some money and she is able to eat some food in the wealthy dinning area where the rich guy sees her. in any case at some point she runs away with her horse but comes back to find the rich guy because he has her father. she becomes ill and he nurses her back to health but then proposes she become his mistress. she says yes because she loves him and because she has no money. her father begins working in his stable. at some point, the girls brother returns from the war but is missing a limb. then later one she and the rich guy travel to france and she knows she is prego with his child. when she asks him how he feels about being a dad he says he is not interested so she leaves him. he is depressed and spends a long time searching for her. he finally finds her living in a small house and tries to get her to return to him. she hides that she has his baby. then some time later she visits his house with her baby and eventually they marry.

Does anyone know the title of this book!?? I'm going nuts because i cannot figure it out! Please help!

2nd title: this is another book i read some time ago and i cannot remember the title either:

not sure of all the facts but the plot is something like this:

the girl somehow finds out she has a father who is wealthy and lives on a big plot of land (maybe aranch). this is some place out west i think CA or maybe south..the workers are mostly hispanic. it turns out that her father actually had stolen the dead to that property and the man he stole it from lives near by and also leads a gang of people trying to get his revenge or land back. Anyways, at some point the younger brother of the gang leader i believe dies or gets killed by the rich father and so the gang leader kidnaps the white rich guys daughter. He drags her behind his horse. he ties her to the back and makes her walk behind him the entire journey up to his hideaway in the mountains where he and other people live. she is in bad shape when he gets there. she is basically like his slave/captive. i don't recall much of the middle but at some point i think he marries her and while staying in a hotel she is almost raped by his rival enemy. he thinks she wasn't raped but was actually cheating on him and so he leaves her. then at some point as they live separately, she is left the great plot of land/ranch by her white rich father (he died? ). in the end she gets back together with the gang leader guy and he does this like cultural latin dance for her where he dances around her.

again if anyone knows the title of this book please help!!!

Aug 25, 2013, 12:41am

oh man i read this book too and i cannot remember what it is! I do believe it's a part of a series. I recall he finds her because she draws a symbol on a crate that he remembers. Please let me know if you find out the name!

Aug 25, 2013, 10:38am

#764 fcosta36 - I believe the book you are looking for is Revealed by Kate Noble and it's one of my favorites. The spy's code-name is The Blue Raven, btw.

Aug 25, 2013, 8:36pm

hello all. looking for a romance book i read a few years ago. i don't know when it was published but it was at least 5 years ago. it was a historical western novel. i know that the hero and heroine made love for the first time in order to avoid her being claimed by some indians (was he proving ownership?? i don't know). i think that they were out in the wild because he was helping her track some one (her stolen baby?) down but i might be morphing two books together. any ideas??

Aug 26, 2013, 8:52pm

I need help finding a book I read please. I can't remember the author, just bits and pieces of the story line. An English girl, her name might be Gillian, has taken care of her father's estate while he is travels the world, he brings her a Turkish maid who at one point . He comes home and informs her that the only heirs to the estate are a Scottish clansman (who is also her guardian) unless she can find a suitable husband she will lose her home to the above mentioned. Her father ends up getting drunk and falling into a fountain and dying. She talks the staff into keeping her father's death a secret until she can find a husband and they hide him in the ice box . The guardian, who's name escapes me, shows up right after they hide him and thus the trickery begins...I love this book but accidently threw it away a few months ago. Please help! Thank you.

Aug 27, 2013, 11:56am

I am looking for a book, a woman who is a heir to a chemical or perfume plant needs to marry so that the leading of the company can remain to the family. her grandmother advises her to get married. she proposes to a lead scientist for a marriage of inconvenience although she has alyways loved /liked him. she married him, and when she is bitted by something when picking mushroom, she knows that she is also loved

Aug 27, 2013, 2:14pm

SavageGrace and reesa00 - Yes! I had checked out some of that author's series but didn't look at the Star Quartet since I didn't know there were 4 books! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

Aug 27, 2013, 3:25pm

Hi Guys! This is an amazing thread to have... I'm looking for two books but I have very little information on them. Hope you can help!

1. It's a book about a Greek who is forced to marry someone I think and he treats her poorly. She is about to leave him when she goes to the cliffs and there is an earthquake or something and she falls off the cliff? She ends up in the hospital and the Greek feels really bad and realizes he loves her... I think it might have been by Lynne Graham not sure though

2. This book is about a world in which women rule and they pick their mates. The men have to be virgins and the main heroine picks a guy who isn't submissive and doesn't follow the rules... It's kind of the opposite of most romance novels...

Any help would be awesome!

Edited: Aug 27, 2013, 8:41pm

#761 Barbiesn

Is your book called highland avenger by Hannah Howell

Highland Avenger

The thirteenth book of the Murray Family series is Highland Avenger by Hannah Howell.

Arianna Murray Lucette has been married for several years in a lie with verbal abuse everyday of her marriage, but now she is free. Though freedom is not so easy for Arianna as she is soon on the run with her husbands illegitimate children to the outside world. She will find sanctuary in the arms of a man that will make her believe that love is possible.

Sir Brian MacFingal will find a woman he thinks is dead but soon finds out she is alive and not alone. He will rescue Arianna and her two wards from the danger that awaits her from her husbands clan. Brian will protect her body with his own and try to heal the wounds that are on the inside of Arianna while trying hard not to fall in love.

Aug 27, 2013, 10:43pm

770, mamayuva, This sounds like a Jayne Ann Krentz book, except for the part about the mushroom. I don't remember that part. You may want to take a look at her writings from the 80s and 90s. I stopped reading her after that point but remember something like this...

Aug 28, 2013, 12:59am

Hi! I'm looking for a book, but only remember snippets. It is a historical romance that is part of a series about soldiers who have returned from war. I believe they were all spies.

The heroine is plain compared to the other women in the series and has a limp from a leg injury. (I believe she was injured as a child.)

The hero has been a recluse on his friend's estate, living in the woods etc., since returning from the war. Of all the soldiers in the series, he was the one who did the "dirty work" and believes himself to be unworthy of having a wife due to his past.

The heroine is threatened and the hero and other guards escort her to a safer location via carriage. The group is attacked along the way and the two main characters set off on horseback by themselves. The riding causes her bad leg to hurt, and I believe he catches a snake for her to eat.

After that, it's a blank in my mind. If anyone has any ideas as to what book this might be I would greatly appreciate your help. Thanks!

Aug 28, 2013, 8:06am

Hi people, I've been looking for this book for some time now but I just can't find it!

It's a historical romance.
I remember that it's about a spinster going to a ball who gets (supposedly) fed up and retires to a dark room somewhere. But she discovers somebody else is already there, a man known for his debauchery that, thinking her the woman that he was supposed to have an assignment with, proceeds to kiss her. The heroine then decides to allow him to seduce her. The hero of course knows something is wrong because she's a virgin and when he asks her about it another woman comes into the room-the one he was really supposed to be meeting. The heroine then flees away with the hero not knowing her name. The hero is miserable for the next days because he's waiting for the angry father of the heroine to come to him to force him into a marriage contract with her and is surprised when that doesn't happen at all. He searches for her and finds somebody claiming to be her, hoping to trap him into marriage.

Of course at the end he discovers talking to the heroine that she is really the one and they live HEA.

I really thought I'd find it under a title like "One Night With You" or "One Summer Night" but with no luck.
Please help me find it!
Thanks for help,
Mariah xx

Aug 28, 2013, 5:34pm

Hi all the book is about a girl, her brother, their female cousin, an older man. I think the main girl is called angel by the older man. He seduces her at a ball, she is a virgin,her cousin is jealous, causes a scandal, this cousin is loose, ends up sleeping with her cousin, (the main heroines brother) and maybe pregnant to him. So angel runs back home, has twins, but he follows her, she ends up getting kidnapped by another man, who is also sleeping with her cousin (the loose one ) she gets away with, the hero at some point thinks she is seeing another man as she has kept the child from him, but it's the child she has been looking after. Sorry i read this book over 15 years ago my memory is fuzzy. Definitely historical southern style, horses, balls etc etc

Aug 28, 2013, 6:54pm

Hello, I just found this site and group, and need some help.
I read a book by either lisa kleypas or johanna lindsey and in the book the main woman sees a little boy about to be punished and volunteers to take his punishment for him. I've read so many of their books that I cannot remember anything else about the book. I'm sorry there is not more information to give. Thank you in advance for any help

Aug 29, 2013, 12:32am

It's almost heaven by mcnaught

Aug 29, 2013, 12:35am

Hi! I am new here and im hoping you can guys help. I am looking for a book about a duke and the heroine has a younger brother who's mentally challenged. I think his name is Simon.
There's a part where the heroine bathe with her brother in the fountain to humiliate the duke..thanks in advance.

Aug 30, 2013, 10:53pm

Hi I'm looking for a book I read several years ago. It's about a movie star/director that is framed for a murder. I can't remember the details but he ends up kidnapping a woman that had spent part of her childhood in foster care. I think she may work in the film business as well but I'm not sure. I don't remember much else but I would like to read it again if anyone can help. Thanks

Aug 31, 2013, 12:30am

Just read this again! It's called Perfect by Judith McNaught

Sep 3, 2013, 5:04pm

@ athena627

It could be by the author Jo Beverley- she wrote an entire series of books for spies/soldiers returning from the is under the Rogue series

Or it could also be by Anne Gracie- Not very sure about her though

Sep 3, 2013, 7:53pm

Its almost heaven by judith mcnaught

Edited: Sep 4, 2013, 9:01am

I'm usually pretty good at finding hard to find historicals so I feel bad even asking but it's really been bugging me. I read one of my mom's historicals from either the 80's or 90's when I was younger. Here's what I remember: The two main female characters are related, cousins I think. They look similar. The Good cousin (the other is evil) meets the hero in town. They have a connection but I think he was cocky or rude and they don't really hit it off. A little while later we find out he's to marry the evil cousin. Evil cousin is sleeping with some guy in town but makes it seem like good cousin is. Not sure if she notices the hero's interest in good cousin or is just trying to cover her own booty. But there is a masked ball, evil cousin convinces good cousin to dress exactly like her, so good cousin can keep the hero busy while she sneaks off with her town beau (one last time maybe before she gets married to the hero, maybe) Good cousin is with hero in mask and he see's evil cousin with beau and makes a comment about her being a hussy or something not realizing he's actually talking about good cousin. Good cousin and hero wind up in a barn, drinking - they sleep together (she gets preggers.) Somewhere along the way she falls for him. He goes home and it takes a ship ride to get there. Evil cousin convinces good cousin to come with on the ship for the wedding, the ship wrecks and evil cousin supposedly dies. Good cousin survives and hero marries her (I think by proxy but its while she's in recovering.) I don't think he realizes he's married to good cousin at first. Anyway, they start there lives together and she's preggers. He thinks it from that guy from the dance, without realizing he's actually the guy from the dance. She tried to tell him but he doesn't want to believe her. She almost dies giving birth, he actually saves her and the baby. When he sees the baby I think it finally hits him that the baby is his. Evil cousin comes back and abducts the child and goes psycho - I think because she is preggers from back-home beau but they have no money and hero is rich. Anywho Hero saves the day and finally sees evil cousin for what she is EVIL. Initially I think its set in the south, Florida or Georgia. I don't remember any names. I want to say Good Cousin has dark hair but I'm not 100% percent. This book is not the one by Steph Laurens either. Thanks for any time spent looking for this book, I know how hard it can be.

Sep 5, 2013, 5:46am

Hoping someone can help me out here! I am looking for a historical romance, regency, I believe. I may have parts of this wrong but here goes. I believe the heroine thinks she is in love with a man, but needs to change to get him to notice her. Her friend (the hero, in the end) helps her out by telling her how to act and dress,etc. One thing she decides she needs to do it get rid of her virginity. So her 'friend' helps her out by taking it, by hand, inside of a carriage. Of course the heroine and friend fall in love eventually.

The carriage scene is the strongest memory I have of this book, it really was a, umm, remarkable scene that has stuck with me over time. Would like to read the book again, if only I can discover the name of it!

Sep 5, 2013, 9:50am

The how to act and dress sounds like could be Pleasure for Pleasure by Eloisa James. The carriage part, I've read two that have similar scenes - An Affair Most Wicked by Julianne Maclean or Secret Desires of a Gentleman by Laura Lee Guhrke. Could it be any of those?

Sep 5, 2013, 3:26pm

I am trying to find a book but I can not remember the characters, title and author. All I remember is the plot. The book is a harlequin presents and basically the hero goes to find his wife who ran away from him without consummating their marriage. He finds her in an old cabin and they consummate their marriage although not happily. The hero is Sicilian or Italian (i cant remember) and his wife met him long ago when she came from boarding school and burst into her fathers study where the hero and father were seated. I also remember he takes her to his home and there is his ex named Valentine who tries to push the couple apart. Please help!

Sep 5, 2013, 4:18pm

I am trying to find a book but can not remember author and title. I think it was set in late 19th century or early 20th century Manchester. The story was about a rich London family who fell on hard times and had to move to a slum in Manchester. The mother was permanently ill, and all work etc had to be done by the eldest daughter. The father did his best but was not very adequate. At first the family was not accepted by the neighbourhood, but because of the daughter that changed after some time. Of course all ended well, several people getting married to the love of their life. Come to think of it, it could also have been set in Liverpool.
I do hope someone can help me since I would really love to read it again, and hopefully more by the same author.

Sep 6, 2013, 6:19pm

Hi guys - please help! I'm trying to find a historical romance I read ages ago, the heroine is betrothed to a high born (a lord or duke or something) and he disguises himself as a servant (or a something) to get her to fall in love with him before he reveals himself as her betrothed at the end of the book. She's ready to run off with the hero in disguise, sell her jewelry etc. to be with him, until he reveals who he is. I know there's loads of 'hero in disguise' and 'mistaken identity' books out there, but I can't seem to find this one again which is a shame!

Sep 7, 2013, 2:35am

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.

Sep 9, 2013, 6:42pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now that I have joined this "Group" I really hope that it will not take me over 2 hours to figure things out.

Sep 10, 2013, 7:07pm

Hi, is it Ransom by Jude Devereux? The main character stands before an evil baron and when he tries to punish them both for escaping the girl offers to take his beating too.

Edited: Sep 12, 2013, 5:28pm

#779 shantalsmith
Touchstone: Almost Heaven

Sep 12, 2013, 5:43pm

Kate11208, Excellent work!!

It helps if you can post a touchstone for the titles also. The instructions are on the right hand side of the message box. It makes it easy for everyone to just click on the link to the work that you have suggested.

Timeless Passion
From This Moment On
Seven Brides: Daisy
Awaken My Love
Almost Heaven
Beauty Dates the Beast or Wild About You
All that Glitters

I am super impressed with you!

Sep 14, 2013, 12:54pm

mitchellmon - thanks I'll try that and yes I see the "touchstones" that you were talking about.
It helps that I keep an excel spread sheet of all the books I have checked out of my local library, no matter if I have checked out that book 3 or more times. Each time I list it. I also keep listed in the same sheet the books that I have purchased. Included in my list is a description of that book. To date I have almost 3000 listings. Sometimes I return a book prior to the library sending me a notice of what is due. Then I have to rack my brain to remember.

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Sep 16, 2013, 9:19pm

#748 ktleyed. Thank you!!! scandal of the year!!

Sep 18, 2013, 2:24am


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 she is not sure that her 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.


Sep 18, 2013, 8:46pm

I need help finding a book about a teenage boy with sex on the brains who has this dog. When the girl he likes starts showing his dog some attention he gets jealous. He gives the girl a ride somewhere the whole time he is thinking about sex. Can't remember anything else. But I need to find this book. Please help me

Edited: Sep 19, 2013, 6:16pm

# 799 Addie_sap mills and boon novel of a greek tycoon arranged marriage with a girl who does charity works.
I googled this and this is what came up.
The greeks choosen wife by Lynne Graham
or The Greek Tycoon's Disobedient Bride by Lynne Graham
Hope that helps

Sep 19, 2013, 9:40pm

Hi Kate,

No these are not the ones. I have already googled everything.
But thank you for your help.

Sep 20, 2013, 7:13am


i need help in finding the title of this book...historical romance with heroine with cancer...she was touring europe 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..

Sep 23, 2013, 6:22pm

Addie_sap: You might want to check out the author, Michelle Reid... She writes these kind of stories a lot!

Edited: Sep 23, 2013, 9:21pm

Hi Newbie. Just wanted someone to please help me find the title of a book. It was a harlequin western (I think) about 4 or 5 friends in a small town who robbed trains/ stage coaches? disguised as men with bandannas around their noses. The heroine ends up getting married to the town sheriff or marshal who discovers their secret. I would really appreciate the help. Thanks so much.

Sep 24, 2013, 9:37pm

753 - It sounds like Duncan's Bride by Linda Howard. She didn't work in a boutique, but they did like to out do each other with trivia that they knew.

Sep 25, 2013, 11:03pm

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.

Sep 25, 2013, 11:18pm

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.

Edited: Sep 27, 2013, 11:47am

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.

Oct 2, 2013, 3:18am

This particular book is about an Indian Noble with the "air of a desert prince". He is much older than the intended bride which is part of her reason to run away. She is booksmart so she also wants to get out of India and see the world, who knows finding true love in the process. The Lord is pissed when he finds out so he follows her around the world. I think they settle somewhere like France or Paris. He then seduces her without her knowing who he is. But she turns out to be very submissive wanting to know about sex. He wines and dines her wit shopping sprees and fine cuisine also private jets, limos,etc..She gets to know him personally and intimately without her knowing who he really is falling in love. He gets to know her on the same levels and falls deeply as well. In the end she tries to leave him with her broken heart, and ends their vacation of hard sex and passion. She tells him about her nobility and her duty thats calling. He never reveals himself but goes back to India to do so upsetting her for weeks because he tricked her. She later gets over it because her true love is gonna be him anyways and that was written all along.

Oct 4, 2013, 4:26pm

I did read a Mills & Boon 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.

Could anyone help me out with the name of this book as I can't remember the name but it's kind of bugging me right now? I will really appreciate it. Thanks.

Oct 5, 2013, 9:51pm

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 (his son) because he couldn't "do his duty". He may have plotted with her brother to sleep with her in order to get her pregnant and pass the child off as his son's.
-she escaped some kind of way and ended up with a highlander-the H; who had an Irish companion that could've 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

Oct 6, 2013, 2:27am

Looking for author, title. Time travel romance starts when she is at tower of London and goes into closed section. Has something to do with hell fire caves. She and hero come back to current time and see news clip of new rock duo Ned and dick ( Edward and Richard York) princes in the tower who traveled thru time.

Oct 6, 2013, 11:48am

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!

Oct 21, 2013, 2:37am

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.

Oct 22, 2013, 11:51pm

I don't know if anyone ever answered this but I have the answer for a post way back. #170 is Rules of Attraction by Christina Dodd

Oct 23, 2013, 12:26am

Dr_E4 it was answered in #314 AND #621. Just search this page for Rules of Attraction and it will direct you to those responses. But, here is the touchstone Rules of Attraction.

Oct 23, 2013, 1:38am

Thanks. Still not sure how all this works.

Oct 23, 2013, 11:56am

Dr_E4, it takes a while. But, keep on trying! There are a lot of books that have not been identified yet!

Nov 3, 2013, 3:19pm

#707 Lisa_Rittel: I think the book you are looking for is called Devil in Disguise by Jessica Steele.

Nov 3, 2013, 3:34pm

I'm looking for a book:

A Harlequin romance of some sort, probably from 80s or 90s. Woman is blackmailed to mail her very rich boss (or owner of the company where she works). Her sister somehow got into trouble (stealing possibly on a trip or train) and he blackmails her to marry him in exchange for not turning her sister in to the authorities. They marry, he's terribly rich, lots of rules re safety, she has a bodyguard and a limo driver. She's terribly unhappy because she has fallen in love with him, while he shows no regard for her.

Sister's boyfriend kidnaps her and holds her for ransom right before Christmas. He arranges to deliver the ransom, a cop sees the drop-off, pulls over to pick up the case and is shot. Cop shoots the kidnapper and the kidnapper dies.

Turns out the kidnapper is the sister's boyfriend. They go to the sister, she tells them of a cabin her boyfriend owned and they rescue the heroine. Hero offers the heroine her freedom from the marriage, she protests, they both admit their love for the other. Typical recount of when each fell in love and why he did what he did (blackmailed her etc.)

Any ideas? I'm completely at a loss!

Nov 11, 2013, 2:38pm

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!! :)

Nov 11, 2013, 2:55pm

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.

Edited: Nov 12, 2013, 2:41am

Dr_E4 (#818),

I've always thought it would be helpful if the original poster would add an edit to their original post saying the name of the book when they find it. It would save a lot of time. ;)

Nov 14, 2013, 10:11pm

I'm looking for one of the first "unclean" romance books that I ever read. I read it in the 90's, but I am unsure when it was published. It shocked me, and I was so embarrassed at the time that I think I returned it to the library that same day!

It is a historical romance, set in a castle. The only real plot point that I remember was a secondary female character who was very promiscuous (and acted almost as a villainess, IIRC) being serviced by two brothers - not at once, but taking turns as the other waited in the hall for his next turn.

I know this is not much to go on, but I would love to figure out what book this was so that I can quit wondering.

Nov 20, 2013, 9:04am

I cant figure the name or author of this book.
What I remember about the book is that a man or cowboy brings a girl( who is a redhead and not from America)home with him after she hurts her foot or ankle somehow. His family is having problems at their farm because a part of their land is diseased and they cant use that part of the land and need to buy some new cattle. the woman meets his grandma who she later helps when the grandma has a heat stroke or something while they are in church. she ends up taking good care of the grandma and in the process the man and woman fall in love.
That is the main part of what I remember.
Please help its driving me mad not to be able to find the book.

Nov 21, 2013, 7:51am

698 jules1n0

Could this book be Remembrance, by Jude Devereax?

This book starts in contemporary time, with a past life regression taking the heroine to 2 former lives, the main one being set in medieval times. The children are both of noble birth, but are raised by peasants who stole them to save their lives. They aren't brother & sister, but due to the boy's mother saying something about the children being one before she dies, they share 1 soul in 2 bodies. A very good read.

Nov 23, 2013, 4:54pm

Hello, I am trying to find a book that I can't remember the name of. On the cover was a pic of a blond haired woman, I can't remember if the pic included another person in it. The summary I can't remember in specific detail. But I remember the female character was a widow and had miscarried her baby from her previous marriage. And the female character suffered near debilitating headaches. She worked either as an assistant or receptionist for the head of a company. Her boss pursued her patiently in the beginning, and increasingly so as time went on. Can anyone recall the title or author for this book, as I cannot recall either.

Nov 24, 2013, 9:31pm

Hey everyone, I'm new to the site but so excited to check more of it out. I'm an avid romance reader (all genres) and have two books I've been searching for for years. Let me know if anyone has an inkling of who the author and/or title may be.

Both books were probably written in the 80s to early 90s.

The first book was one my mom gave me when I was a child (to help me learn to read...haha). It's a historical romance, I believe a western, and I remember the heroine dressing as a man (and looking more like a boy because she's so pretty), not sure what she was doing but she had a picture of her mom with her, and her mom was a total babe. She was a pretty tough cookie, and the hero had her tag along with him and eventually finds out he's a she. I distinctly remember she binds her breasts with a cloth and there's a love scene where the hero slowly and romantically unravels her. Also, the heroine loves horses and rides them as well as any man. In the end the hero takes her home and she meets his brother (maybe brothers?).

The second book has two heroines, I believe they were sisters (almost positive, but it's also possible they were really good friends and I'm mixed up). The story splits between their two POVs. I recall one being the "light" sister - blonde, blue eyed, etc, and one being brunette. One (the brunette?) is promised to a man in marriage, and his mother (or grandmother?) comes to collect her and gives her a cross. When she goes with her fiance's mother to the home of her betrothed, she meets his older brother, who sees the cross and realizes that his mother intends him to impregnate her with an heir. She ends up falling in love with the older brother and the younger brother (her original fiance) does some crazy drama, including threatening hers and his brother's child, before she and the older brother have their HEA. The blonde's story was less memorable, so hopefully someone recognizes just the one part of the book.

I know it's probably a fat chance of finding them, but any assistance would be much appreciated!

Edited: Nov 26, 2013, 3:40am


This is in reply to 147 la_vie_en_rose.

The book is "Highland Angel" by Hannah Howell.

Nov 27, 2013, 10:46pm

If anyone can help with this one I would be most grateful. The book was in a three novel anthology owned by my mother so probably late 1970s-early 1980s. One of the novels was a Regency romance. The guy is a war hero with a badly scarred face but lots of money. The heroine is a sweet young thing with a raving beauty cousin who has her sights set on the rich war hero. Circumstance arises where the heroine and the hero get in a carriage wreck and end up having to spend the night in a barn together. This forces the war hero to propose (he was going to anyway) but heroine refuses him because she's convinced he's in love with her cousin.

Does that ring a bell with anyone?

Nov 27, 2013, 11:18pm

Sorry, forgot to add that another novel in the same book was set in the (then) modern world involving two brothers fighting over controlling interest in a high end department store. The heroine inherits five shares that could decide the issue, so both brothers pursue her. She just can't tell which one is serious and which just wants to own the company. Hope that helps!

Dec 8, 2013, 11:31am

Nevermind, I found it. The first book turns out to be The Byram Succession and the second Love in Store by Roberta Leigh. I tracked it down through the Leigh book since I seemed to remember more of the particular names from that one but not the first.

Dec 8, 2013, 11:50am

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 this 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: ' 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.


Dec 9, 2013, 10:27pm

Hi everybody I've recently joined, I read this book a long while ago and can't remember the title or author but it's about a woman treks to a cabin in a blizzard to hire a male psychic to find her deaf niece who has been abducted, the man has a wolf companion also he can't have skin contact or he has visions.i really hope someone can help me as it's driving me bonkers lol ;)
Thanks a lot for your help

Dec 9, 2013, 10:39pm

Hi, I have been looking for this book for weeks now. She is a young woman maybe early 20s. She is on a train when her baby boy starts crying. The guys on the train get mad about that and than they are about to hurt her and her son when this comes out to save. He then helps her for she is sick. He cares for her and her son, getting food and then bringing her to the hospital for she is sick. That is when the stepfather comes in to take the baby from her and he is the father for he used and hurt her. She is on the run for he will hurt her and her littler sister. This guy who helps her than wants to marry her for she is giving him a new meaning to life. and she brings him back to his family that he left after his own family were taken from him. If anyone knows the name of this book, please let me know. I have been looking for it and would like to read it again.

Dec 9, 2013, 11:29pm

Another part to what I wrote, this guy is wealthy, and has a brother who helps him bring this young woman and her family back together. I do not remember their names, just that this young woman does not trust man, for what her stepfather had done to her. I have read this book twice, but now I do not remember the author or title of this book. If anyone can help me on this, that would be a big help.

Dec 10, 2013, 7:14pm

#287 your number 1 is one of my favorites 'Sapphire in the Snow' by Carol Townend it's a rare book and hard to find so if you have got it don't EVER let it go.

Dec 10, 2013, 7:18pm

Hi everyone I'm looking for a title and author of a contemporary romance and unfortunately the only part of the story I can remember are;
the heroine is a divorcee whose husband divorced her because of pregnancy issues and psychological abuse
the hero is alpha male and I think some sort of detective
at the end of the book the heroine finds out that her ex-husbands new wife has miscarried but has investigated and found out that he carries some sort of genetic condition

Talk about mission impossible. Thanks for your help

Dec 10, 2013, 11:21pm

#836 - Minniekpearl - She is a young woman maybe early 20s. She is on a train when her baby boy starts crying. The guys on the train get mad about that and than they are about to hurt her and her son when this comes out to save. He then helps her for she is sick. He cares for her and her son, getting food and then bringing her to the hospital for she is sick...

That would be Baby Love by Catherine Anderson

Dec 11, 2013, 6:08am

Thanks for finding this book.

Dec 12, 2013, 7:23am

Hello everyone

Please help. I am trying to find a historical/ regency romance novel I read a very long time ago but I cannot remember the title ( think it might have the word 'lady' in there somewhere). Can't also remember the names of any of the characters in the book but I think its with a blue cover and it's got the picture of a girl in a bath tub on it.

In the story, girl comes to London to look for her grandfather but was turned away by her uncle. On the same night, she was attacked by two men who had intention of raping her, but was saved by a man ( who is a lord or some similar title) who then makes her his mistress also making sure to tell her that he does not want to be tied down in marriage.
Along the line, the grandfather (who is a wealthy and titled man also)finds out that she is in london and forces her lover to marry her, leaving the lover feeling angry and trapped. Girl becomes pregnant but before she could tell her lover/ husband, she is kidnapped by uncle ( I think) who tries to kill her but husband finds her and saves her.


Edited: Dec 27, 2013, 2:12pm

I had to delete my original as I had 2 books merged together.

All I can remember of the book is he was jilted at the altar and announces he was going to get married that day who would marry him (though he didn't expect any takers) and the bride's cousin?? volunteers to marry him. I think they went west after marriage.

Dec 26, 2013, 10:53am

Please help. I am looking for a couple books.

The first one -
I can't remember names of heroine or hero. It might have been a Silhouette Special Edition but not sure either. Set anywhere from the 70's to the 80's (more like the 80's) The hero may have been a rancher. The book starts off with the heroine coming back after leaving the man and their daughter. However he is bitterly hurt and doesn't want her to see their daughter. He lets her stay in a neighboring house he owns and gives her restrictions saying she will have to basically prove herself first. He of course visits her at this house because he is still in love with her but he treats her badly because of it. Towards the end of the books they have a fight and she ends up falling down the stairs. He takes it badly and feels it is all his fault.

I can't remember much more of the book.. Does anyone know the title of it perhaps?

The second one -
This book is not a Silhouette I don't think but I forget the publisher. I want to say it was also published in the 80's. The Heroines's name might have been Dani short for Danielle, but again not sure. The hero is a karate champion. For now lets call her Dani has an uncle (name might be Miles) who was a cat burglar and taught Dani everything he knew. Miles and Dani were searching a thief I believe..but not sure when Dani meets hero the karate Champ.. There is also a second book in which Miles has his on story...

I know this is definitely not a lot to go on, but I have been searching for these books for a while so if anyone can help me I would be ever so grateful.


Dec 27, 2013, 2:30am

Hi everyone!
I have just joined, and I hope you can help me. I’m trying to look for a historical romance novel that I neither know the title or the author of. I’m not even sure where I should start to look.
I have tried googling using keywords but I can’t find anything.
I think it was back in 1990-1992, I was in a used books store and I happened to pick up a book in the romance section and I read the first few pages of the first chapter. It didn’t occur to me then that I should take note of the author at least, now I’m driving myself crazy trying to find it so I can properly read it. The first chapter starts with the hero (I think he was a prince or a king) coming across the heroine bathing in a forest pool & he was immediately taken with her. I think he was described as big-sized because he could easily pick up the girl. The heroine was an innocent young girl who is the daughter of the king. Their two countries are supposed to be feuding. So the only clues I have are 1) historical romance 2) forbidden love? 3) first chapter is a forest pool seduction. I don’t even remember which used books store I went to, so I can’t even backtrack & find the book.
If anyone has read this or know which book /author this is, I will greatly appreciate it. Thank you!

Edited: Dec 27, 2013, 3:57am

In response to 129 - Dragonhaiku01 :
I'm not sure, but this sounds like In the Wake of the Wind by Katherine Kingsley.

Edited: Dec 29, 2013, 2:12am

I used to read this book when I was in middle school on our free reading time, never got to finish it, library stuff happened.
What I remember is a family with economic problems, a girl and her brother, a father who worked at a `fancy` school as janitor, somehow he got a favor from the principal to get his children to go that school. They were bullied because they were the janitor's children.

In the front cover of the book there was this girl, which was the protagonist, I remember I saw some more books with the same girl, so I guess it was a series. I've been looking for this book for years, and haven't found it. :(


Okay, I threw some more keywords, came up with a less blurred memory of the front cover and found it.
It's: Dawn, V.C. Andrews.

I'm stupidly happy :D

Edited: Jan 3, 2014, 10:09am

It is a modern/contemporary Romance set in Australia. I think I remember Adelaide and Queensland mentioned.
A woman goes back "home" to be with her Dad who is ill...pretty sure this was Adelaide area. Her Mom had moved her to the states at a very young age but she visited her Dad during the summers. I seem to remember the Dad died in a duststorm?? and she is in love (still) with the neighbor. Queensland comes into factor after the Dad dies and the woman finds out he had a woman there.
I usually read historical so this was a first for me.

Figured it out...The Legacy by Linda Lael Miller

Dec 29, 2013, 7:40pm

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!!

Dec 29, 2013, 10:36pm

I have one my name is Abigaye and i was reading a historical romance book where the heroine was at a party but had snuck up to the library but while she was there she saw a thief..a handsome too but i cant seem to remember the name it has other details that i cant remember. Oh.. but i know that the cover was of a girl in a blue gown sitting on a window sill.
Can Yall PLEASEEE help me?

Dec 31, 2013, 4:54pm

I'm new to this so bear with me.
I'm looking for a book I read several years ago. The female character is a model who returns out West to do a series of modeling shoots on a ranch. The ranch neighbors one she grew up on and is owned by a man she was in love with and something happened to make her leave him and go East to begin modeling. He ends up coming out to the photo shoots and causing her problems since she still loves him and he only seems to want to hurt her. Lots of ourdoor action with the photos and horses, camping out. I was thinking Nora Roberts, but can't find what I'm looking for under her. Any ideas?

Edited: Dec 31, 2013, 4:57pm

#848 Could it be The Australian by Diana Palmer?

Dec 31, 2013, 6:25pm

Not it Kim-momof3 but thanks for trying.

Edited: May 1, 2015, 8:25am

-- Update: Found it, Dakota Cassidy - Kiss & Hell --

I too am looking for a book. I have gone crazy for the past three days looking for it on the net. I remember that I came across it on the author's website (several months ago) which had the first chapter/s available to read.

It starts off with the main female character who is doing a seance/reading for some family that wants to contact some dead aunt to find out what she did with some inheritance or something. She can speak to ghosts, but as she is trying to speak to the aunt, another male spirit keeps interrupting her. Eventually with all the commotion in her head, the clients think she is a fake and she ends up finishing the session without being paid and goes home to her dogs. The male spirit (Tim? Tom?) follows her and she ends up telling him to come back and she'll help him when she is ready. She apparently helps spirits cross over or something. The small twist is that this male spirit has been sent to take her back to hell with him? or the spirit world? But of course he ignores her requests and starts to hassle her - in a funny way.

After that I don't know what happens - I should have bookmarked it. I even checked my web history but nothing. grr!

Oh, btw, hello ;)

Jan 1, 2014, 11:08am

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??

Jan 1, 2014, 5:44pm

#855 Sounds like a Bertrice Small book.

Jan 1, 2014, 11:00pm

851> This sounds like an older Elizabeth Lowell book. I looked through some of her older ones but can't find it. You may want to check out her books..

Jan 2, 2014, 7:30am

starlightgenie I read the synopsis of Bertrice Small books but I believe it's not among those books. My book is not a historical romance book. I think there was a plane/helicopter scene in the book wherein it crashes and they get stranded in that forest/island inhabited by the tribal people. But thanks for trying though. ^_^

Edited: Jan 3, 2014, 9:51pm


I just joined and am impressed by everyone's knowledge!

So the book i'm trying to remember is set in Victorian England. It had 4 different stories written by four separate authors but the stories were linked together with common events. One hero overheards the heroine in a crowded ballroom who refuses to say nasty things about other girls. A big plot point was a bird that stole a necklace, and prompted an innocent person to be accused. There was ice skating involved. I read it in the '90s. Is that enough?

Thanks in advance of any help anyone can give me!

Jan 3, 2014, 9:44pm

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 rememeber 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 heppy. 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.

Thank You in advance.

Edited: Jan 9, 2014, 4:04am

#316 kanejd: I know you posted a while ago but I just joined and saw it. I don't know if someone answered you but the book could be Darius by Grace Burrowes

Jan 10, 2014, 1:54am

Hey all,
This is on amazing group! I hope you can help me. I'm looking for a Harlequin book I read back in the 80's. The main characters get stuck in an office building due to a snowstorm or power outage and have to use their resources to get by until they can be let out/rescued. That about all I can remember. I noticed #277 had a similar request but later the answer given was "Overload" by Linda Howard. Unfortunately, that's not the book I'm looking for, in case there's any confusion. Any help is appreciated.

Jan 27, 2014, 10:50pm

I really hope you can help me. This book has been bugging me for ages! Sadly, I don't remember much. The heroine was Norse and thought she was too tall; she was very self conscious and thought she was ugly. The hero captured her and chained her feet together because he thinks she could hurt him or his crew. He was the captain of the ship and I vaguely remember his crew teasing him because she wasn't treated like a prisoner. If you could help me I would really appreciate it.

Jan 28, 2014, 6:58pm

Jan 28, 2014, 11:22pm

859, ftcookie> I think this is Lady Whistledown Strikes Back. I know the bird theft is in that book. But I think the ice skating is in The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown. You may want to look at both.

Jan 30, 2014, 10:15am

I am looking for a title of a book. The story is more of less like this:
A British heiress comes to America. She may be looking for someone. Maybe her lost fiance. I think he may have caused some financial troubles for her and went missing. So she comes to the new land and is transported across one of the big lakes by boat. The boat sinks and she is rescued by some mysterious man. Turns out he's some rich guy with troubled past who left his old life and lives/is friends with the native Americans. She ends up living with the native Americans as well presumably because she either is looking for her lost fiance and the tracks lead her there or she is hiding from someone in the Indian's village. There's one scene that I remember well. It was winter, she left the village and got lost on her way to somewhere and the mysterious guy finds her and in order to warms her up he makes a tent between two log fires. He puts her inside and they end up making love. I am sorry if the description is too vague but I read that book almost 15 years ago.

Jan 31, 2014, 3:26pm

I am trying to find a book that I read years ago. It is a contemporary military romance. The heroine (maybe a journalist?) is lost in the jungle, and she runs into a group of American soldiers but mistakes them for enemy soldiers because of their uniforms. She runs away and is knocked unconscious, then wakes up in the captain's tent. He tries to keep her in the tent for her safety, but she sneaks out. I remember one scene in which she goes swimming, and 2 soldiers from the camp attack her. The captain mistakenly thinks that she seduced them and carries her naked over his shoulder through the rest of the camp. He only realizes his mistake when he sees the bruises on her neck.

Any help in remembering this book would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much!

Jan 31, 2014, 7:23pm

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. Pretty sure he's "norman".
-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!)


Feb 1, 2014, 7:18am

lynkie #715:
I am pretty sure this is Home at Last by Barbara Kaye. I initially read it as part of a romance anthology all with the theme of amnesia. Leah married Jim and had a daughter, when they met he had no memory of his past. When he regains it he has no memory of what happened during his amnesia stage. He sees art she has done and decides to commission the artist, think for his office building. Of course, she knows he is her husband but there is someone in his life trying to manipulate him. It's also at Amazon.
The Touchstone for the title does not go to the right book but on the one for the author it shows up under the 1st author division.

Kels37 #553:
This is The Summerhouse by Jude Deveraux and she has also written a sequel called Return to Summerhouse. #563 posted the answer but it was a little unclear (to me anyway) which post she was responding to, so just sharing again in case it wasn't seen.

My search for the book in post #151 continues if anyone has any ideas on it, I was sure random google searches would have given me the answer by now!

Edited: Feb 15, 2014, 4:26pm

Hello all,

I am post #828. I just remembered a part of the story, the heroine or female character lived in an apartment paid for by the company she worked for. And apparently she was good at cooking and baking or just baking. And in the beginning of the novel she was sent to pick up the new head of the company at the airport. So again if anyone can recall it's title I would be very grateful.

Edited: Feb 25, 2014, 11:42pm

I believe your second book is a johanna lindsey book " a loving scoundrel" a malory novel #834

Feb 25, 2014, 11:38pm

book 1 could be a loving scoundrel by johanna lindsey

Feb 26, 2014, 3:58pm

im looking for a book about a teenage girl and her younger brother run away from their abusive uncle after their father was unable to be rescued from being trapped in a coal mine and as they set out on their journey they meet a man that she becomes involved with and later has a miscarriage of twins after she falls by a river that someone has poisoned

Feb 26, 2014, 9:40pm

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 :(

Mar 2, 2014, 3:44am

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.

Mar 4, 2014, 6:47pm

#875 Roya, I'm going out on a limb here but was it A Man in a Kilt by Sandy Blair? I know I've read the book you're looking for, but not sure if this is it or not.

Mar 5, 2014, 5:57pm

That's it!!! Thank you so much! This has been driving me crazy for weeks.

Mar 7, 2014, 12:41am

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.

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Mar 8, 2014, 7:49pm

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...

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Mar 11, 2014, 5:42pm

I am looking for a book that my mother has read and that I would like to read.
The heroin is visiting an island - Vesuvius in background? - she stops on the side of a road to take in view. A fast car nearly runs her over, she falls down the cliff - stopped by a bush, hurts her leg. The driver of the fast car rescues her, takes her to a hospital. He is a doctor, but everyone there calls him "Excellency" because he is also a Duke. His car originally swerved because she looks like his dead wife. Sound familiar to anyone???

Mar 11, 2014, 5:54pm

ftcookie - I agree with #865 reesa00 - the stories sound a lot like "Lady Whistledon Strikes Back", although, I don't remember the ice skating... even in "Further Observations of Lady W..." these were written with Julia Quinn in reference to Lady Whistledon in her Bridgerton series.

Mar 12, 2014, 6:10am


My first message here. Looking for a book that i read like ten years ago probably printed like in 1980s or 90s. A romance urban story of a woman who wonders in Society with one nighters. After some time in jail she comes back and fell in love with twin brothers. Don't remember their names characters. But story was quite sensual.

Can i have some suggestions please.

Mar 20, 2014, 11:34am

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 believe it takes place in the Highlands of 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.

Edited: Apr 4, 2014, 2:53pm

Ok, new to this, so let me know if I need to change how I am doing things.

I am looking for a book I read in the mid 90's. But I think it was written in the 80's. It's about the h taking her sisters place in a marriage to a colonial, I think. This marriage gets her away from a cousin who wants her for himself. She finally tells her husband, after she has his son, that she isn't who he thinks she is. He gets really angry so she distances herself.

At some point in the book, I think she is kidnapped by an Indian who wants to make her his, but her husband comes and rescues her.

I could be mixing several books up, but I only read it the one time and really want to read it again. So if any one has a clue to the name of this book, please let me know. Thanks for the help

Edited: Apr 10, 2014, 1:09am

#656 The Switch by Lynsay Sands is very similiar in plot. It could be it.

Edited: Apr 11, 2014, 10:43am

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 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

Apr 15, 2014, 3:53pm

I am trying to find a book. The book is a about a father who has many mistresses and gives each a necklace. The father dies and leaves his son a will telling him to find and take care of each mistress and children. The son will know the by a necklaces it's his father's last wish

Apr 15, 2014, 4:03pm

Looking for a book. The father has many mistresses and gives them necklaces. The father dies and leaves a will behind for his son in the will the father tells the son to find and take care of his mistresses and children if any. The son will know the mistresses by a necklace.

Apr 17, 2014, 7:06am

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.

Edited: Apr 17, 2014, 11:41pm

I think this is a harlequin book or a silhouette i'm not sure. it starts with the women going to work in the company her fathers owns later to find out that the father of her son has taken over the company. the guy that took over the company discovers that he's a father to a 3 year old boy. then he makes the girl get married with him. there is one scene that i remember and its that their in the daycare that the company has and the little boy falls and scrapes his knee and then he takes him and the mother into a limo. another scene i remember is her inside the office and he's taunting her because he's the new owner.i know this is very scattered but does anyone know the name of this book i've been looking for it.

Edited: Apr 26, 2014, 7:26pm

Please if anyone can help me find the author or book title. In the book a man is about to get married but the bride to be is no where to be found. The mans father dies at sea with a mistress. Son gets his father's last request in a will. The request is to find any mistress that the father had and take care of her and any children. The son will know the mistresses by a necklace or locket. The son carries out the last wish his father ask of him only to find that one of the mistresses is his long bride to be that left him standing at the altar. She has a child it's not hers it's the mans half sibling. Has anyone read something like this? It's kind of old. Thanks for your time.

Edited: May 3, 2014, 9:33am

Hello > # 586 katarina90 .

I think the book you are looking for is Not Without Love by Roberta Leigh ( # 1217 Harlequin Presents ). The bodyguard's name is Julia & the client ( hero ) 's name is Reese Denton. Hope I got the right one! Below is the synopsis that I pasted from an online retailer :

Maybe she wasn't cut out to deceive...

Unbeknownst to Reese Denton, a powerful engineering magnate, Julia Winterton had been hired as his bodyguard. His friends thought he needed protection from his enemies.

Julia, a beautiful ex-model tired of her profession and seeking new challenges, was happy to take on the job. But after a while she found it increasingly difficult pretending to be an air-headed temporary secretary.

For Rees was proving to be a demanding boss, and a suspicious one. Faced, too, with his overwhelming attractiveness, Julia knew she was headed for trouble...

May 3, 2014, 9:39am

Hello. I'm looking for a book by Harlequin/ Silhouette /Mills & Boon ( not sure which ) published in the 1980s or 1990s. The hero's name is Eric. He's a half- Japanese martial arts ( karate ? ) instructor. The heroine is his neighbour in the same apartment building. Set in the US. Could anyone please help? Thank you so much.

May 3, 2014, 10:00am

katarina90 :

I think the book you are looking for is Not Without Love by Roberta Leigh ( # 1217 Harlequin Presents ). The bodyguard's name is Julia & the client ( hero ) 's name is Reese Denton. Hope I got the right one! Below is the synopsis that I pasted from an online retailer :

Maybe she wasn't cut out to deceive...

Unbeknownst to Reese Denton, a powerful engineering magnate, Julia Winterton had been hired as his bodyguard. His friends thought he needed protection from his enemies.

Julia, a beautiful ex-model tired of her profession and seeking new challenges, was happy to take on the job. But after a while she found it increasingly difficult pretending to be an air-headed temporary secretary.

For Rees was proving to be a demanding boss, and a suspicious one. Faced, too, with his overwhelming attractiveness, Julia knew she was headed for trouble...

Edited: May 4, 2014, 5:22am

>895 Mingy: I tried the Google, and the closest thing I can find is Dandelions Never Die by McCartney Green, but it's published in the wrong decade!

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May 5, 2014, 2:08am

Thank you so much starlightgenie. Yes the wrong decade isn't it ? :) And the author is a lady. Thanks again.

May 5, 2014, 7:25am

Mingy, is there any other information you remember? Such as the color or the look of the cover? Every little bit helps!

May 5, 2014, 8:52am

Ms.Starlightgenie thank you !

1) The hero, Eric, would open a martial arts (karate ? ) school.

2) He and the heroine would be in a relationship but not live together yet. Then the heroine'd get a promotion and move to the big city. But she'd come back to the hero and they'll move in together because she'd have no more place to stay.

3) The hero is half Japanese and the heroine is American.

4) I'm totally not sure about this but it could be the second book of a series. The first book's hero is a millionaire and has something to do with
secret pregnancy. The hero Eric of the second book which I'm looking for, is a friend of the millionaire's.

5) The publisher is most likely to be Harlequin/ Silhouette/ Mills & Boon.

Thank you for going to so much trouble.

May 8, 2014, 1:09am

#893. Please read this post

May 8, 2014, 4:04am

Hi Tinamae, usually when no one answers, that means they don't know the name of the book you are looking for. You might have better luck contacting Sarah of Smart Bitches Trashy Books ( since they have a wider audience. Good luck!

May 27, 2014, 1:47pm

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.

May 28, 2014, 11:45pm

Hello, there's harlequin presents novel i think its in the early 2000s i forgot the name and author's name......but the story is about a female who was known for her signing but sang at her crush's birthday in their childhood,but got involved in something embarrassing and her nickname was a sheep or a lamb....but as a few years passed she and her best friend got involved a party business where they entertain at parties and the main character was some sort of architect.., she found out it was her crush's birthday and was to sing at it, but decided to take her revenge over him by rejecting him for she became beautiful...she acted as marilyn munroe at the party....

Edited: Jun 1, 2014, 10:17am

Hey #546 joey_mars. This is one of my fave books. It is The Greek's Christmas Baby by Lucy Monroe

Edited: Jun 4, 2014, 11:50am

Help me please!!! Trying to find title/author of a romance book about four sisters named after the seasons, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. The sisters are seperated after the death of their parents. The hero goes by many names Lord Raine (who has a twin sister) and Jokxer (sic)
It came out in the late 80's early 90'sThe title might involve a jewel? The inside cover has a red head in a blue dress and a man

Edited: Feb 7, 2015, 4:48am

Does anyone remember a book about a man recovering from a broken leg stubbornly resisting the help of his neighbor? I'm pretty sure it is set on a tropical island and the woman is an actress/model named Lacey who is on vacation renting the house next door. I remember the cover depicting her as a strawberry blonde and think it takes place in Hawaii. I've been searching for a while for this title but haven't had any luck since it was written in the 70s or 80s and was probably a harlequin monthly edition. Any help would be appreciated!

Edit: Come to think of it, I also belive he may have been a successful doctor and a bit older than her!

Jun 15, 2014, 12:52am

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.

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. This is all I can remember.

Jun 17, 2014, 3:10pm

Hello, does anyone remember a book about a royal girl sneaking out of her house dressed as a maid and a Russian royalty man captures her and drugs her to have sex with her. Then he takes her hostage on his ship still believing she is a maid. Later on in the book she is at a ball and spotted by somone who recognizes her and the Russian is mad, releases her and she is pregnant with his child.

Jul 3, 2014, 2:14am

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!

Edited: Jul 4, 2014, 4:54pm

Hi im a new member.
I read a book and it was about this girl who leaves on her wedding day and ran off to America the guy is sad and starts drinking years later she goes back to Britain after she was told her twin sister was sick. He finds her at her brothers house. And when he walks out he sees a boy in her carriage that looks like his dead brother and later confronts her and he finds out that that boy is his son. That's all I remember.. It was a historical romance maybe the 18th or or early 19th century.

I found it. its called An Heir of Deception by Beverley Kendall

Edited: Jul 3, 2014, 6:16pm

i am looking for a book in which the football coach's daughter is a photographer and fights with one of the star players. He gets injured and she ends up in bed next to him inorder to keep him warm. He calls her Red. She ends up marrying one of the players. I remember that they had to trick into marriage because the guy loved her but he knew she would not believe her. I know the cover was green. The guys name starts with a b.

nevermind I found it Tomorrow's bride by delaine tucker

Jul 4, 2014, 1:12pm

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.

Jul 4, 2014, 3:12pm

#761 Barbiesn. The name of the book is Charming the Prince by Teresa Medeiros.

Jul 5, 2014, 3:53am

Hello, can anyone help identify this book. I can't remember much. It's a historical romance.
The hero was forced by the girl's aunt to marry the heroine when he saved her from rape. They don't meet again until a few years later. The heroine is something of an heiress.
(The book is part of a trilogy or series, i think the first book is about the hero's friend who is a duke)

Jul 7, 2014, 2:41pm

hello i am searching for a historical book i read years ago. it's start off with the heroine ( a lady i think) who is in a place where they sell slaves and she buys a women slave to give her a better life. her husband was cruel and abused and the people who worked for him and he had slaves (from Jamaica i think) any he is dead and she is helping and taking care of the estate and the people there. then she was asked to meet with a duchess i think who offered her son or nephew for her to marry because he is confined in a wheelchair and can't walk.
but in the end the women that she bought in the beginning of the book help the man to walk again with the care of the heroine. In the end there was a party and the heroine came in the house disturbed and the hero ( a lord or duke) stands up and carry her up-stairs.

Edited: Jul 21, 2014, 2:12am

Hi! I would like your help searching a historical book that I read before. It is about a heroine, whose name is Georgina or Georgiana, is about to have a London season that is paid by an aunt. There she meets a lord, I think it's an earl, who courts her. She is a bit blackmailed into accepting to be the wife of the said lord. However, she learns that all of the expenses that her London season incurred was paid for by the lord. I also remember that she has a younger sister that is having a London season with her.

Anyways, that is all that I can remember from the book. Please help me..

Jul 21, 2014, 11:08pm

I'm looking for the title of a book please help

Starts with a woman being kidnappe, she escapes by throwing hot water in captors face. I think. Runs through woods comes to cabin guy inside thinks she's been sent by his mother and refuses to take her to town till the end of the weekend. Before that comes the kidnapper finds them cabin dude realises he's been a idiot And takes her into town.
Any ideas?

Edited: Jul 22, 2014, 1:04pm

Hi I've been looking for these two books for ages and I would be extremely gratified if anyone can give me even a hint of their titles.

Book 1 is about a paraplegic heroine who had facial reconstruction after an accident mangled up her body. She ends up re-connecting with her ex-husband who doesn't recognize her but ends up falling in love with her. I remember one part towards the end where he caught her pretending to still be handicapped just so she could stay with him. I'm not completely sure if it was a Harlequin or Silhouette romance novel but I think it was one of them.

Book 2 is a British novel about a woman, Penny, who is the editor of a magazine. She has a crush on her boss, David, and another guy called Christian. Both guys are drug dealers. David has an ex wife called Gabriella and two sons. Christian tries to get her into trouble with the police and David helps her. She and David end up getting together after he gets out of jail.

Anyone who has the slightest idea about either of these books should please get back to me. Thanks so much.

Jul 22, 2014, 1:42pm

>920 millie10468: haven't read this book yet, but the this book came to mind for your first description. A Lost Love by Carole Mortimer

Edited: Jul 22, 2014, 2:34pm

>921 starlightgenie:

Thanks so much for replying. Yes, it does sound like A Lost Love which I've read because it sounded similar but the heroine isn't a paraplegic.

Jul 31, 2014, 8:33pm

Hi, I've been looking for a book in which I read mid to late 90's. The setting were medieval and the only things I remember are that the heroine hides a pregnancy and goes to the village to have the baby (girl) while the knight (Garrett?) is away and leaves the baby with the village lady. I do remember that the knight had blonde hair and I think the baby girl did too.


Aug 1, 2014, 2:42am

There's a book I read a few years ago, but can't remember the title or author.
It is a historical fiction, set sometime in the 1800s. The heroine is an Irish immigrant who's family was well-to-do in Ireland (enough that she has nice manners, knows how to read etc.). In America, her family has no money so she takes a job as a maid in the home of a wealthy merchant/owner of a shipping company. The merchant's wife was at one time very poor. She has a brother who also lives at the home. There was a sister named Anna, but she died leaving behind two children.
The heroine and the brother (hero) develop a friendship/romance. meanwhile the sister is trying to set him up with women of her acquaintance. There's one scene where the heroine, the hero, and the children are having tea with a doll dubbed "fortuna hunter", making fun of the women who come to call.
Later in the book, several items go missing from the house, including a book and Anna's wedding ring. It is suggested that the heroine might be the culprit since she knows how to read.
Towards the end, the heroine sees a dark shape slipping out of the house. She tries to open her bedroom door to get help, but it's stuck so she climbs out the window instead. She rouses the hero, but he takes her being out on the roof as a sign that she's in league with the thief, and decides to have her fired. He and his brother-in-law question her while she is in her nightgown in a freezing room and she gets extremely cold. He ends up taking her to his parent's house to work while they try to figure out whether or not she is innocent. It turns out that the thief was Anna's husband, who was thought to be dead.

I think the hero's name might have been Daniel, but I'm not completely certain. Also one of the children's names was something like Phyllis or Phoebe.

I don't know why I can't remember the title, but it's driving me crazy.

Edited: Aug 3, 2014, 2:15am

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 (:

Aug 17, 2014, 9:41pm

I am looking for the title of a contemporary romance book.

The heroine is on the run from her abusive ex husband. She lands up at her estranged sisters house. Where she meets her brother in law (or her sisters husband friend) who is a doctor. The heroine is very ill because she has been living in her car. Her sister does not want her in her house.

She stays with doctor who has an orphaned boy/son from an African country. The son/boy only speaks french. The heroine is fluent in french and helps him out.

While she recovers she thinks her ex husband found her. She does not tell her sister or the doctor.

I have no idea how it ends.

Desperately need help its driving me INSANE.


Aug 19, 2014, 2:07am

Hey guys! Can someone help me? This has been driving me crazy... I read a historical romance about a woman that is almost assaulted after a town dance but is saved by a popular bachelor that is raising 5 or 6 younger brothers. I don't remember what exactly happened... either he was drunk or became unconscious somehow but he falls on her and she can't get from under him. They are found the next morning and he is forced to marry her for compromising her innocence. I think her father was either the town sheriff or minister. She's an ugly duckling with a pretty sister. The man agrees to marry her because he needs someone to cook, clean and help with the younger boys. She wears glasses, doesn't really know how to cook and seems to always have some disaster or another.

Edited: Aug 19, 2014, 3:57pm

>927 caramelsweetnz: I know that one. Her father is a minister. The congregation find them in the church in the morning. She breaks her glasses at some point between the shotgun wedding and the first meal. The family dog eats her disaster of yeast bread and she and the man stay up all night comforting him. ARGH! I can remember almost the whole story except the character names, title, and author. It will come to me. If it's really the one I'm thinking of, she actually tries to seduce the H and stage his humiliation for hurting her sister's feelings.

Edited: Aug 20, 2014, 9:05am

>928 lesmel: lesmel: YEAH!!!! YES! YES! That's it!!! Oh man! What's the name of it? You're right... She wants to seduce him but it turns out he never even really noticed her sister... It was his brother that broke her heart by turning her down because he thought she was too young. The sister was just so self-absorbed that she couldn't understand why he didn't want her.... As a matter of fact, he was drunk when she found him and he passed out lying on top of her... LOL!

Aug 19, 2014, 11:47pm

Hi, does anyone know the title of a contemporary romance about a woman who's father dies and she moves into the townhouse where her father lived with a man that is a twin.

She becomes depressed at first and doesn't want to leave her bed, but the man finally gets her out of bed and starts to fall in love.

Only she can tell the difference between the two twins when they Attend a family picnic.

Edited: Aug 20, 2014, 9:10am

>930 susia13: Sweet Liar. Jude Deveraux. Favorite Montgomery-Taggert book EVER. Well, ok. I loved Knight in Shining Armor just as much.

ETA: touchstone

Aug 20, 2014, 11:30am

Thank you so much

Edited: Aug 20, 2014, 4:31pm

>927 caramelsweetnz: I might have our book!! Three Weddings and a Kiss -- specifically Fancy Free by Catherine Anderson.

Edited: Aug 20, 2014, 7:23pm

>933 lesmel: lesmel That's it! That's the exact book I read the story in! I thougtht it was Catherine Anderson but when I went on her page, I didn't see it in her single titles... I had completely forgotton that it was part of an anthology.

Aug 22, 2014, 6:54pm

Hi all!! I'm curious if anyone would know the name of a Harlequin Intrigue book from around 2004-2006; its about a woman who its discovered unconscious on a store floor by an off duty cop. She has no memory of who she is so he takes her in. You later learn that she runs an underground railroad sort of operation for abused women (gives them new identities to escape) and the good cop's partner is abusing his wife and its part of the team trying to stop them. Its really bugging me that i can't remember!!!

Sep 4, 2014, 2:20pm

AnyBoby knows name and author of this book.

Hero is in some oil company and bit older then heroine. Both fall in love and get married, girls parents are against this. Ater marriage they start having problems as heroine behave childishly demanding his attention always and he travels a lot. Later they decide to separate, as hero leaves telling when she grows up she can come to him.
Some years heroine hears about accident in rig where hero was also working, she goes to meet him as his wife and is surprised to find feelings still for him.

Please can I anyone suggest the name of the book. It is troubling my mind LOL!!
Also book is set in England and scotland, and hero goes abroad especially to africa or gulf to work where he earns lot of money

Sep 10, 2014, 4:49pm

I read a paperback historical romance novel - maybe regency - sometime in the mid-90's. It could have been published any time before that. I cannot remember the name of the book or of any of the characters or places, or of the author. Also cannot remember a description of the cover or characters, though the heroine may have had dark hair.

As for what I can remember: Somewhere near the beginning of the book the heroine and hero meet by chance in her horse stables. I believe he may have initially mistaken her for a stable boy, and once he realizes her true nature (maybe during a storm?) they have sex in the barn. I think the girl is trying to revive her families racing horse line. I can't remember why, if her father died or fell ill or into financial ruin... either way she has taken it upon herself to run the family estate. I also remember her being at a ball/party and witnessing a middle aged couple that seems to be still very much in love with each other. They stare at each other across the room, and she longs for such a love. In the end, the hero leaves for some reason, and I seem to remember him coming back in the winter and her sitting in front of the hearth with possibly another family member when he arrives home.

I think there is also a scene where she is either trying to buy or sell a horse at an auction, but I may be mixing two books together with this.

Thank-you so much for any help, this has pestered me on and off for YEARS!!!!


Sep 14, 2014, 2:33am

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) The first book of 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. Two scenes from the book I remember is: She gets bad migraines and the guy she eventually marries goes and takes care of her. The second is the eldest son is making fun of his youngest brother because one of their sisters friends has a crush on him. This chick over hears the conversation and confronts the younger brother saying "I didn't ask you to marry me. I don't want you to marry me." That younger brother and that chick end up having a book together later in the series. Please help. I love that book and really want to get it! Thank you in advance!

Sep 16, 2014, 7:59pm

help! I've been trying to find the name of a contemporary romance novel I read in 2001; it was about this nurse who's in love with this guy who works in the same hospital as herself. he finds himself w/ a baby on his doorstep and he begs her to help him raise the baby. she loses her virginity on his office desk but he doesn't realize she was a virgin. she moves into his house to help raise the baby
any suggestions?

Sep 23, 2014, 4:21pm

I read this book in the 90s, so it is at least 20 years old. I remember it had a very chaste cover art of a couple and the title was short. It was about an aristocrat who marries this girl. She is pregnant (by him I assume...I can't remember if she got pregnant or was already pregnant) & he ignores her in the beginning of her pregnancy, choosing to hang out at his gentlemen's club. One day he comes to her room & notices how skinny and sallow she's becoming. He takes her on a carriage ride to get her outside & starts to court her. At some point towards the end, she feels the need to run away. I think she leaves a letter with a servant which the husband finds. He ends up finding her very pregnant at the edge of a cliff. I'm not sure if she was meaning to jump or she was just at a place that they had been to/talked about in the past. I'm sorry for lack of detail. I read this book when I was in middle school. For some reason it sticks with me cuz I've very rarely read romance novels in that time period that dealt with pregnancy.

Edited: Sep 23, 2014, 4:28pm

918 Chrys28
Sounds like a regency romance possibly by Georgette Heyer?!

Sep 26, 2014, 4:28am

I am also looking for old book (+ 10 more years i think)
Regency - Daughter of Earl - trying to lose virginity so she can broke her engagement to a duke son, by sleeping with a Rake. she wait for him on his carriage ask him to ruin her.

this was 2nd book, in the first one her mother stranded on the Island with earl + manservant + some army guy.

Any Idea ?

Sep 27, 2014, 7:01pm

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!

Sep 28, 2014, 1:17pm

What I know is that the book is 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 etc. When her husband finds out that everything is a lie he wants her to go back. But she does 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 etc. I hope someone knows the name or author of the book. It's a historical romance novel the heroin has blond hair.

Oct 25, 2014, 12:05am

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!

Oct 26, 2014, 10:46pm

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!

Nov 1, 2014, 1:50am

hi, I'm hoping someone can help me remember what a book I read is called, in the early 90's I read a romance novel with a pink cover, I think. It was where a young woman is overseas either in the Mediterranean or in Italy on a beach. There she meets a man, they are both from the USA holidaying there. Any way they spend time together and fall in love and make plans together so they can see each other once their back home in the states. But then he leave for the states early, as there was an emergency, he leave her a message with his friend to give her. She goes back to the states waiting to hear from him, but he does not contact her. She finds out she is pregnant and ends up marrying someone else. Years later she is single and living with her only daughter, she has decided to take her daughter overseas to the same beach before she goes off to college. Once there she is sunbaking when she hears a voice and then finds him there talking to her. they start talking but she gets worried about her daughter, who I think believes her real father is dead. any way the woman spends time with him, but when the truth comes out the daughter is upset and does not want to know. they head back to the states not talking, I think the daughter starts talking to him and in the end he ends up with her as the daughter asks him to visit.

other points in book:

- he explains to her why he left her long ago which was because a family friend ended up in an accident, same friend he married and had a son to, as I think he looked her up but found she had married.

- she tells her daughter he is an friend.

- he tells her he always loved her and never forgot her.

At this time this is all I can remember, I hope someone can help me and knows what I am thinking off, as it is on my mind a lot.


Nov 18, 2014, 11:56am

Hello Everyone,

Hope someone can help. I read a book a few years back more like 10 or so. It was about a young woman in the 1800 I believe and her father was a count or rich land or estate owner. Her mother had died and when she grew up and it was her coming out party her father tried or actually raped her. She had a faithful dog I think it was a greyhound or Weimaraner that helps her against her father that night.

She ran off into the woods and with the help of the dog survives the winter in a hut she finds. He hunts for her and she learns to cook and cloth herself by turning fur into clothes. I think she loses her memory.
She goes to a nearby kingdom or rich man’s home and start working there as his dogs care giver. She starts spending a lot of time with him and he starts to fall in love with her. I can’t really remember a lot more but I believe he was going to marry her before everything had happen because he ends up having a large portrait of her.
That’s the most I remember but I really would appreciate any help…

Nov 18, 2014, 12:27pm

Hello Everyone,

With the help of people on this site i was able to locate the book..

Deerskin if anyone was wondering i had lost so many detailes.....


Nov 20, 2014, 12:04am

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!!

Nov 27, 2014, 4:23am

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.

Dec 1, 2014, 9:25am

I posted this on part 2 but I will post it here just in case other people are watching this thread and not the other one.

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!

Edited: Dec 6, 2014, 3:41am

Can someone help me? I'm looking for 2 books from the 90's or early 2000s. The first book was of a guy who dated a girl but she was evil. I can't remember if she was the devil, the devil's daughter, or an alien. But she had green eyes and red hair and i remember the guy in the book said it felt or looked like fire when she got mad. And the girl wouldn't let him date anyone after they broke up and then the guy is in the car with either the redhead or some other girl and things go downhill and i think the red head kills the other girl.

The second book is of 4 girls, one is a red head, the other is an Asian girl who was adopted into a rich family and her "brother" is getting married and the bride (i believe she is the sister of one of the girls) chooses her and her friends to be bridesmaids. The "brother" and bride are in college so the groomsmen are in college and the redhead decides to fool around with one. Then the "brother" finds out that he was adopted too and he talks to the sister about how he feels about it.
Dec 6, 2014, 9:17pm

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

Edited: Dec 14, 2014, 10:07pm

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

Dec 27, 2014, 12:16am

Hi All, I need help finding a story that I've read this past year, I believe it was a KU story so I don't have the information since I returned it. The synopsis for what I am looking for : Bbw lawyer goes to Ireland for vacation but falls ill and the main character interest is the driver who picked her up from the airport but it turns out his family own the hotel she is staying at and he calls his cousin who is a doctor (I believe his name is Alistair). The heroine actually falls for the main character and doctor and the cliff hanger ends with her going back to the US engaged to the main character but she spots Alistair at the gate to bid her goodbye and she confused about her feelings.

Jan 6, 2015, 2:31am

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

Edited: Jan 10, 2015, 2:29pm

Hi I am new here... on post #21 Did you ever find this book? it kinda sounds like one that I am also looking for!

Jan 27, 2015, 12:13pm

Hi! Just recentlyy 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 :-)


Edited: Feb 5, 2015, 7:08pm

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 may begin 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

I think I had originally posted this in the wrong place!

Feb 7, 2015, 5:04am

Does anyone remember a story (probably from Harlequin) about a woman who falls in love with a very successful and slightly distant business man? She agrees to attend some event or gala with him and wears press on nails that keep falling off during the night. They retreat to a pool area and he reveals he's been collecting the lost nails for her, which she finds embarrassing and endearing. She undresses in front of him, fearful she may be too curvy, and they have a passionate encounter in the pool. Later in the book, they have started a causal sexual relationship and he is always upset that the hall light outside her appartment is burned out so he eventually has it replaced. At one point, she wakes him in the middle of the night, saying she is craving ice cream. He wakes her up a while later having gone out and bought her the ice cream.

I have searched Harlequin books online and can't seem to find this book. So frustrating! I would really like to read it again. Any ideas?

Feb 7, 2015, 7:06am

>961 highde: highde
Any idea what year this was published or how long ago you read it. Also anything you remember about the cover, such as images or "color" (so we can narrow down the imprint...)

Feb 11, 2015, 9:22pm

Im looking for an erotic romance dont know the author or name i can only remember a little of the blurb. Its about a women who sleeps with a guy and fakes her orgasam and he knows and comes back to make her get a real one thats all i can remember i was looking at books on amazon so it so hard to find. If any1 has an idea that would be great

Feb 17, 2015, 4:13pm

jdward66 for #953:
Sadly, I can't give you the name or author, but I can add more details as I read this book like a thousand times; maybe someone else can pick it up from there.

The heroine was Chantal and the pirate captain was Peter (an Irishman?) The ship she was on originally was also carrying a bunch of "ladies of ill-repute" one of whom (Evangeline) becomes besties with the h when they're on the island where all manner of voodoo and pirate shenanigans abound and where H & h get married when she is preggers with his second baby (I think.) They all end up in NOLA by way of South/Latin America where Chantal believes Peter is killed. She ends up marrying some rich, old dude, who is a real jerk as he knows Peter is still alive. Eventually old dude strokes out and leaves all the money and his plantation to Chantal and her kiddos. Now she is rich and free to be with Peter on his ship. HEA the end.

Feb 17, 2015, 4:30pm

angel6712 (#582) & dreamgirlFL (#232): this is not a contemporary title, but the book closest that I can think of is "The Magic of You" a Malory-Anderson series novel by Johanna Lindsey. Heroine Amy and hero Warren are prisoners in adjoining rooms on a ship headed to New England from London. Their captor is some rich dude from China and is using them as collateral to retrieve a super expensive vase from Warren's brothers who won it at cards. There are many confessions made through the wall between them.

Edited: Feb 17, 2015, 5:23pm

Since two-fers seem like the name of the game in this thread, thought I'd add in mine to see if anyone can offer an assist....

Book One:
Silhouette IM book from the 80's. Heroine Solo St. (Claire?) is a ballerina and choreographer at the height of her career who is unwillingly reunited with her first crush/love (Ben?) - Native American former dancer turned movie director - when they are both pulled in to create the film version of their dance company mentor's life story. Flashback: hero despoils heroine when she's younger after he sees her dancing the role of Titania in a rehearsal room, then he goes on to marry the witchy principal dancer who ends up dying in the drunk driving accident she causes that ends his career in dance. Once reunited H/h decide to be friends with benefits while the movie is in production but of course fall in love. Supporting cast members, Solo's bestie (Tasha?) and the Assistant Director David, also get together. HEAs abound! Poignant last paragraphs from the mentor "speaking to" her late husband about how all their baby chicks are happy and life is good.

Book Two:
Much more recent, read it in ebook like ten years ago or so and think it is lost through technical difficulties. Funny, but I remember less about this one even though it's newer. Heroine is a waitress/seamstress who is in love and friends with the hero, a farmer of some kind. He asks for a marriage of convenience because he wants to give his orphaned niece a family. The little girl doesn't speak since her parents died - they were rich but neglected her. Hero goes away on business and the niece runs away while our heroine is working in her sewing room. Chaos happens as the townspeople rally to try and find the missing kiddo, hero comes back to this and blames the heroine for not paying attention and is all "this is the only reason I married you, can't you do anything right." Little girl is found, our heroine is all like "forget you, buddy" and moves out, hero realizes he was a d-bag and really loves heroine, they get back together (even though she didn't make him grovel nearly enough,) little girl talks, the end.


Okay, never mind on Book One, after trying to remember this book title for like twenty years, it just came to me: "Shadow Dance." Googled it and it's Silhouette IM #15 (!!!!!) by Lorraine Sellars. I read it new back in 1983 - good lord!

Mar 6, 2015, 12:22am

#952 - bookishbrit
The book you are looking for is see no love by Monette Cummings
A lady who is not allowed to wear her spectacles makes a spectacle of herself at a house party

Mar 9, 2015, 1:23am

read this book about 8- 10 years ago and have been looking for it forever it was a harlequin details that i remember are a little blurry but i think the females name was kate? she had to get married to full fill a will and she asked her best friend to marry her ( think he worked construction) she lives in an apartment off the family mansion . they try to keep everything normal as friends but end up falling in love ..... i remember at one part in the book something about there being classic cars in the garage would appreciate any help ...thanks

Mar 11, 2015, 1:24am

Hi everyone, so I'm new here but I'm desperate. There's a book I've been looking for for years. I don't know the author, the title, or the character's names, but this is what I remember:

The Hero and heroine are in the present, they fall in love, get married, the whole shebang. However, they are reincarnations of themselves from centuries before where they were married and had a son but they both died tragically. In the present, the hero, exhibits uncharacteristic behavior by suddenly getting super jealous and hitting the heroine after she kissed her best guy friend on the cheek. He keeps treating her badly but never remembers in the morning. They hire a hypnotist so they can see what happened to their past selves and they find out that the heroine had to had sex with a bad guy in exchange for her husband's life, but he didn't know, and when he finds out he starts hitting her until that same bad guy comes and kills them both (hangs the H and shoots the h). The fact that she had sex with the bad guy somehow transcended time and is what caused the present H to be so full of murderous rage. That's all I remember. Please please help!

Edited: Mar 18, 2015, 8:08pm

Hello, this is my first time ever posting anything here or anywhere on this site and I hope that I can solve my problem. For the last few weeks this book has really been bugging me! I can't remember the name or the author and I desperately want to read it. Anyway all I can remember is that the cover was a women in a yellow dress, it's a historic romance, and that the heroin has several younger siblings,the hero is a nobility and he has been widowed twice both times his wives died in childbirth. I would be very grateful if anyone could help me.

Mar 18, 2015, 9:29pm

970> Any other details could help. Is it an older book or something you just saw in the store? Hardcover? Paperback? Did it look like part of a series - like Harlequin?

Mar 20, 2015, 2:13pm

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.


- Anna

Apr 12, 2015, 11:08am

Hello, I am hunting a series of contemporary paperback romances. I believe they were published with primarily yellow covers, and I read them in the late 1980s and in the 1990s. They were the first series involving the same characters I ever read. The town was named and I think there was a map of the town in each book, and I think it was a small town. I remember nothing specific of plots, either. I think they had a town fall type festival and a dunking booth, but that might b wrong. It seems to me there were quilt like pieces on the covers like a border in red and mayb blue, too, but I have no memory that actual quilts were or were not in the books. I liked that each book had a story about another town citizen in it, and you got to see how someone from a prior story was still alive and living. I'm not even sure they were all written by the same author. I think the books were set more in the northwest than in the south - mayb Colorado? I don't remember a really Western theme in them, like cowboys on horses. I think there was a church, or churches, in the plot, but they weren't Christian romances, either. Does this ring a bell for anyone? TIA!

Apr 12, 2015, 11:27pm

>973 99Zanne99: There is a series called Welcome to Tyler that's like what you are describing. It's a multiple author series from the early 90's. The covers are all based on quilt patches that relate to each book and they each have an alphabet letter on them for the order. The first is Whirlwind by Nancy Martin. I hope this is what you are looking for!

Apr 13, 2015, 5:04pm

That is absolutely it!! Thank u SO MUCH!

Apr 13, 2015, 6:40pm

I have two books I need help with:
Book 1:
I can't remember much about this book but I read it about 3 years ago, can't remember the title or the author.
It was set on a ranch and the main man found the woman on the side of the road on his land - I think - thinking she was a boy. He quickly realises his mistake and she somehow becomes his cook and all the ranch workers love the cooking. The main characters fall into bed and they fall in love.
Book 2:
I read this book aroung the same time as the one above. It was set on a ranch and it was a part if a series. I think the second one was about the boss going out to a party with his friend and his fiance - got together in the first book - and the main woman Is dancing with the fiance, they can't dance very well at all. The boss and the woman get together that night and he falls for her pretty fast i think, but am not sure. They end up together and in love in the end.

Please help me as I have searched everywhere!!!!!
Will be so greatful :)

Apr 17, 2015, 11:52pm

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.

Apr 18, 2015, 11:39pm

Hi guys. I think I'm looking for the same book that 867 is. Please help! The heroine's ex-husband is gay.

Apr 19, 2015, 11:43am

Update: In case you're still looking. The book is called To Love a Man by Karen Robards.

Apr 22, 2015, 12:26pm

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.

Apr 23, 2015, 12:07pm

>980 bell02150: Oh! Oh! I know this! Maybe The Fraudulent Fiancee by Muriel Jensen

Edited: May 2, 2015, 1:38pm

#963 gavinsmmomie12011 - I think the book you're looking for is Wallbanger by Alice Clayton.

May 6, 2015, 12:26am

I'm looking for a romance novel that ends with a scene in a nursing home. I don't remember why the characters are there (they aren't elderly or residents of the home) - but either a proposal or profession of love happens in front of the hard of hearing elderly people who comically ask them to speak up and tell them to "go on, tell her!" kind of thing. Anyone have any ideas?

Edited: May 18, 2015, 11:16am

#963 gavinsmommie12011 You may also be referring to The Mistake (Off-Campus Book 2) by Elle Kennedy. It is fairly recent release for amazon kindle!

May 18, 2015, 11:15am

I have been searching for several weeks for a kindle rancher/ cowboy romance I read last summer. If I remember correctly, the main character is a 26 or 27 year old virgin who has serious self-confidence issues and covers her body in ill-fitting clothes because of them. She is a talented architect who is hired by a rancher who is renovating his ranch home. At first he is a bit of a jerk and seems put off by a female architect, but soon he comes to respect her and is attracted to her. I don't remember much else except for the rancher either has his mother or a housekeeper living with him?? Would appreciate any help! Thanks!

May 19, 2015, 10:09am

I am trying to remember the name of a book i read. I have had no luck on google.

It takes place in the west I think.
It is about a bank robbing family, and it begins with them all getting away except for one.

The one that doesn't get away is capture and turns out to be a woman named "Sam" actually Samantha.
She falls in love with the sheriff i believe and they get married. one part sticks out is she kills his prized Armadillo, not knowing it was a pet and she serves it for dinner.

Thanks for any help. I dont remember the book or author name at all!

May 19, 2015, 10:25am

I found it! i found a suggestion to use google books and it worked. you can search by topic and my book was on the second page of results! yay. here is the link

May 19, 2015, 12:46pm

#987 Jen2hearts You are a genius!! I found my book right away, thank you so much!!!

May 19, 2015, 6:58pm

it would be nice if you shared the name of the book(s) so those that are interested know what it is.

May 19, 2015, 9:24pm

>986 Jen2hearts: is Sweet Fury by Catherine Hart

May 21, 2015, 6:25pm

Sami747 what was your book called??

Edited: May 22, 2015, 7:32am

Hi guys. I'm looking for this book I read about 5 or 6 years ago. It's a historical romance..I think the name was 'darling' ..I'm not sure but I've searched and searched for it I can't seem to find it. It's about this guy who is looking for his adulterous wife so he hired a private investigator to find her ..only she had a twin and they took the innocent twin instead. Unfortunately the twin had amnesia ..I think she hit her head while the investigator was trying to capture her. Anyway she's brought back to the guys house only she can't remember anything and the man despises her thinking she is his wife. She starts to do things that his former wife wouldn't have done and he sleeps with her only to discover she's a virgin and not his wife. He hires the investigator again to find out more about her family. Finally the evil twin shows up and tries to kill her twin sister but she isn't successful ..I think she dies instead. That's all I can remember about the book but it was a really good book and I want to read it again and it's been bugging me that I can't find it. I would really appreciate it if anybody knows the title and author and where I can find it. Thanks

Edited: May 28, 2015, 12:35am

#834 Did you ever find the book mentioned in first part of the post? I'm looking for a book that sounds about the same. The girl gets caught stealing chickens I think in the beginning (dressed as a boy) and he offers her a job as his servant

Jun 1, 2015, 7:44am

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 :)

Jun 2, 2015, 2:02pm

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 had 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 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 :)

Jun 18, 2015, 8:26am

Hi Everyone

I'm new here and trying to remember the title of a romance book I read in the 80's/early 90's. The woman was called Love Labase (or Lombasse?) and the book opens with her accidently sleeping with her boyfriend’s brother or flatmate.

She is a hotel mystery inspector/shopper and she wears all different disguises but it turns out the guy she slept with is the owner of the hotel chain she has been selected to inspect so they keep bumping into one another.

Please help me find the title or at least the author.
Many thanks

Jun 26, 2015, 10:17pm

>792 Kate11208: kate11208:
I got really excited when you mentioned the spreadsheet you keep detailing the authors, title and description of all the books you read.
Is there ANY way you could include a link to this spreadsheet? I think it might help a Lot of people find their missing stories! It's not hard to do.
I hope you can!
Thanks for all the great work you've already done!

Jul 2, 2015, 3:08pm

It's 'Suddenly Mommy' by Loree Lough.

Jul 2, 2015, 3:23pm

I'm searching for a book that I think I read in the last year. It's a historical romance and I think it may be a Regency or sometime after the failed Jacobite Rebellion. I think that maybe it involves Jacobites. It starts out with the hero imprisoned in a house. He has been 'interrogated' by the Jacobite (?) rebels for information. The heroine is the daughter of the leader of the rebels. She hates what her father is doing, because this isn't the first time he's done it. There was another captive that she tried to help that she thinks ended up dead and she wants to get away from her father, so she has been gathering information herself and sending to British authorities.
Her father makes her seduce the prisoner for information, but she falls for him, of course. He is there for months. She also knows that it's only a matter of time before her father gives her to one of the other rebels, from the way that the other guy treats her, so she really wants out.
She helps the prisoner escape, but in order to do it, she is unable to get out herself, and her father beats her so bad, she almost dies and leaves her unconscious, while he and the other rebels escape the house.
The British authorities come back for her, and nurse her back to health, and of course the hero feels indebted to her for saving his life, so he marries her, even though he thought he had been in love with someone else before he'd been kidnapped. And that's where I'm stumped. I can't remember the rest of the book and I can't remember the name. Drives me nuts I can remember that much detail, but not the name!!! Please help of you can.

Edited: Jul 11, 2015, 12:59pm

Hey I'm a newbie so I hope I do this right

#521 zjfizz

>>I'm another newby and am desperately trying to find a book I read a few years ago. I'd say published around 2009/10. A man comes back to town after getting an injury maybe, or due to his father dying - they hated each other, a pitcher? And reluctantly has to retire. Feeling old washed up etc. Sorry that bit is vague.
Inherits a bar in town I think. When he gets back home treated like hero. Then sees his best friend's sister. Before he left town years earlier they'd had a one night stand. She'd not dated anyone since almost become a recluse. Months later had a miscarriage but no one realised it was the big star's baby. Do remember that her brother hit him when he found out.

I think this one is The Sins of His Past by Roxanne St. Claire. It was republished in an anthology called Kiss Me, I'm Irish (touchstone for that one didn't go to the right book) which also had a novel by Jill Shalvis in it.

The Pitcher Deuce Monroe returns home to run his family's bar Monroe's, but finds out it's being run by Kendra who has plans to turn it into an internet cafe. His dad is ticked at him because his baseball career ended due to an injury from racing cars. He can't understand why she is still at home because she had big plans and he doesn't know their night on the beach resulted in a baby and a miscarriage.

Edited: Jul 11, 2015, 12:58pm

#951 ChristaC1021

>>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.

Pretty sure this is Coulters' Woman by Maya Banks the 1st book in the Coulters' Legacy series

There are 3 brothers and she is running from her husband of a few hours that she saw kill someone. She leaves them to go into witness protection while she testifies but comes back. When she comes back she is pregnant.

Jul 11, 2015, 1:05pm


>>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

I think this is Release Me by J. Kenner the first of the Stark series

He was judging the pageant because he was a famous tennis player. The story actually takes place when they meet up years later. She is a app programmer and he's a billionaire business man. The pressure her mother put on her from the pageants caused her to cut herself.

Jul 13, 2015, 1:12pm

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