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November # H 1
I am looking for the name of two books I read recently (in the
last year or so). I believe they are set in Regency period England.
In the first book, a woman jilts her (nice) fiancé and goes
on a boat to get away from England and her responsibilities. While
on the boat she meets a man and they get together but it turns out
he is some sort of rogue pirate who takes the boat to an island
where he was once held prisoner as a child and seeks revenge from
his former 'master'. All ends well though and they marry. The next
book's hero is the jilted fiancé from the first in the series.
In England, he meets a foreign woman at a ball and is instantly
attracted to her. He then finds out she is the sister of the man
who married his ex-fiancé. She is foreign (from somewhere
'exotic' I can't remember where) and they become engaged. She is
keeping a secret- she believes herself to have inherited insanity
from her Mother, which is proved untrue in the end and her and her
fiancé/husband fall in love. I think there is a third book
in the series based on the last sibling- a mixed race brother who
also lives in England.
SOLVED! This sounds like two
books by Tessa Dare - SURRENDER OF A SIREN and A LADY OF PERSUASION.
They are part of a trilogy that started with Dare's debut book,
GODDESS OF THE HUNT..
November # H 2
Looking for a highlander romance book about laird's younger brother
that gets kidnapped at some sorta celebration and there is a young
lady where he is taken and she rescues him and helps him get home.
SOLVED! Try RANSOM by Julie
November # H 3
I am looking for a historical romance book that is set either during
the French Revolution or right after it. I remember that the heroine
is part of the French aristocracy and she ends up having a one night
stand with a British soldier. The heroine ends up getting pregnant
and her father sends her away to a convent to have the baby and
she never has a chance to tell her lover that she is pregnant or
even what happens to her. She ends up giving birth to a baby girl
but her daughter gets taken away from her. Years later the heroine
ends up in Britain working for a living as a governess because she
has lost all of her fortune due to the Revolution. The hero ends
up running into her and possibly hires her to be the governess to
their daughter who he has been raising on his own. Either way she
ends up somehow living in the same house as her former lover and
her daughter who has no idea who she is. The hero hates the heroine
because he believes that she abandoned their daughter who he named
Emma. The daughter between the ages of 3-6 years old I believe.
I remember the hero ends up being extremely wealthy because of a
shipping empire that he has built up ( I am not sure if he is part
of the nobility or not). I read the book years ago probably around
SOLVED! Well, maybe. A reader
thinks this sounds a lot like SO IN LOVE by Karen Ranney, though
the daughter was Margaret and she was a bit older.
November # H 4
I read a book but lost it before I finished it. It is about a
girl who is a governess for a couple. Either an earl or duke however
it is not a great relationship. The wife has a boyfriend I believe
in France and wants a divorce. The duke or earl is falling in live
with the governess.
November # H 5
Starts in "modern" times. A red headed girl is shopping
somewhere (An open market type place. Might be over seas in the
Arab world somewhere, although the girl is American) She is given
something by a man with unusual colored eyes for that area. They
are either blue or grey. The transports her back in time to sometime
shortly before or after the American Revolution. She ends up in
a harem but tells her new "husband" that she is recently
widowed so he gives her a year to mourn. During that time she has
a eunuch slave who ends up falling in love with her. I think he
has the same unusual eyes as the guy that gave her the item. At
some point she is rescued from the harem by an American. While traveling
back to America with him she is transported back to the time she
came from. She is very sad and a short time passes (3 days? maybe
weeks or months) and she goes to his house, which is now a historical
site (might have been in Boston?) While there she sees a picture
of him and is transported back to the past and ends up in his house
in his time. A longer time has passed for him (3 years maybe?) but
he hasn't forgotten her and they end up with a happily ever after.
SOLVED! A reader thinks this
might be CAPTIVE by Brenda Joyce.
November # H 6
The story is set in the old west, emigrants heading west..it begins
with a girl running for her life. She is pregnant by her cruel step
father and about to give birth, she has the baby but it is born
dead. She meets up with this wagon train and they take her in, some
how she has to get married to stay with these people and she is
married to a widowed outlaw with a new born baby to care for. He
swears he will not love the pretty woman but he does and fights
anyone who may try to take him away from her.
He is an outlaw that changed his name and running from his past,
his wife was from a family of old money but she died in childbirth.
Her father is after him as well a lawman.
At the end of the book the girl is shot and the outlaw begs the
lawman for help for her and asks if he can save her he will turn
himself in, but after the heartfelt plea the lawman let's him go..
What I remember is the book cover... dark green. I thought it might
have been written by Sandra Brown but I can't find t under her name.
SOLVED! This is SUNSET EMBRACE
by Sandra Brown. The sequel is ANOTHER DAWN.
November # H 7
I read this book a couple years ago, it's a historical romance.
I can't remember any of the characters' names, but it starts out
with a girl sitting at a tavern where her older sister works, and
a rich man she's been in love with for years walks in. She leaves
with him and ends up losing her virginity to him on the side of
the road. Months later her father drags her beaten and pregnant
into that same mans wedding rehearsal and demands he marries her.
He does, but immediately leaves. His family cleans her up and teaches
her how to "be a lady" and then i think she loses the
baby while he is off traveling. After he comes back they leave the
state to get divorced, with his former fiancee, claiming his wife
to be his cousin. Towards the end he realizes he doesn't really
want a divorce and stays with his wife.
This sounds like RIVER LADY by Jude Deveraux.
November # H 8
This is a historical romance, where a heroine is a lady who can't
read and the hero has a negative reputation in England society.
There was a part where they were both asked to sing together but
the heroine refused since she hasn't memorized the song and therefore
can't sing it since she can't read the lyrics. She rather sings
a song she is familiar with but it happens to be a solo song which
offends the hero.
SOLVED! Try TO PLEASURE A PRINCE
by Sabrina Jeffries.
November # H 9
I am looking for a book, it is about a girl who lives in the highlands
with her dad I believe her name was Alaina. She is in love with
a boy she grew up with. The village has an English lumber company
in it and the man running it gets hurt so another englishman comes.
He is instantly infatuated with the girl and gets her to go back
to England with her.
November # H 10
This is a Viking historical romance written perhaps in the 1980s.
The heroine was betrothed to the hero who was the son destined to
inherit. She was blinded and deaf following a trauma in her youth.
The hero did not want to marry her and stayed away for as long as
he could. He returned and met her without recognizing her. He decided
to make her his mistress without realizing who she was. She had
a dog Bragging I think was the name of the dog. When she sleep walks,
she can see, speak and hear.
Eventually, she regained her ability to hear and speak and at the
end, her sight as well. There was a portion of the book when they
seemed to be on a quest or long journey through a snow bound forest.
November # H 11
The book is a medieval romance. The heroine has small pox and the
hero was somehow compelled to marry her. He assumed she was ugly
or badly scarred. A few years later when she was older, he returned
to her estate and seeing a beautiful maiden, he assumed she was
a servant not realizing she was his bride. She had looked ugly at
their wedding due to the small pox.
SOLVED! Try WHEN LOVE AWAITS
by Johanna Lindsey.
November # H 12
Sorry to say, I can't remember the characters names. But I know
its a historical romance where a man buys off a girl from a ship
to save as a nanny. And the man wife is dead. The girl ran away
from home, so as not to marry someone (and she comes from a wealthy
family) but the ship she entered took her and sold her to a man
that needs a nanny for his child. There is a mystery surrounding
his wife's death. He falls in love with the girl and she gets pregnant
and then suddenly the girls parents show up. The person who killed
his first wife also tries to kill her but she is saved by the man.
SOLVED! This sounds like PETALS
ON THE RIVER by Kathleen Woodiwiss.
November # H 13
I can't remember the name or author of this book, it starts out
with the hero finding the heroine on the street, possibly and nursing
her back to health or maybe vice verse, it's not Hannah Howell's
Wherlocke series, similar, but not the same. I think. It's part
of a series about siblings.
I think the heroine was stabbed, the hero is kind of reclusive,
I want to say, or maybe he's just not seen as a nice guy?
November # H 14
I have been searching for about a week now with no luck. It is
either 3 books or maybe a book with 3 stories in it.
The 1st is about a young woman breaks into a mans house to
steal back a mirror and get caught. The mirror shows the future
and it happens but not in the way you think. Also some back story
The 2nd is about a man who comes home after his fathers death.
(I think he had moved to Australia) He left because he saw his dad
marring his girlfriend. After he left the dad did marry the woman
as a business arrangement not romantically. Also the mans
business partner comes to his huge house might have been some kind
of farm and tries to burn it down.
I dont remember the 3rd one but once again it had to do with
October # H 5
I am looking for two books that I read in the 90's possibly early
2000's. First book takes place mostly in England during the Regency
period. The main character is a young lady whose father was a cruel
man and he died. Her mother becomes independent and refuses to remarry
in order to never have to have a man boss her around. The mother
eventually marries a duke (or some man with a title).
The young girl meets an American Shipping Tycoon and she ends up
pregnant by him. He has to convince her to marry him and so he proposes
a period where they can pretend to be married so she can see he
is not like her father. They end up moving to America since his
mother and sister(s) live there. I want to say that his name might
be Nicholas or that's his middle name but she names their son Nicholas.
October # H 9
I remember that the hero is a duke and the heroine has a younger
brother who's mentally challenged (I think his name is Simon). There
was a scene wherein the heroine and her brother bathe in the fountain
to humiliate the duke.
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