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February # H 1
Married couple set in Regency England. They have I think 4 children...
The husband can't perform sexually, and has resorted to going a
Madames' something brothel... But he just watches... His wife follows
him one night and decides to try and rekindle their romance as a
SOLVED! Try WICKED DESIRES by
February # H 2
I read this historical book about 5 to 7 years ago and I believe
it is set in Scotland or the hero was Scottish. In the story the
hero was married to a woman who had a very shy, timid personality
and was a delicate beauty who died from illness. Her last wish was
for him and her headstrong younger sister to marry each other. She
thought they would make a great couple and he would stay as a protector
at the castle the sisters inherited. The heroine resisted but the
hero was determined to honor his dead wife's request. They had a
rocky start and at one point the heroine begins to act like her
deceased sister, very timid and obedient, which drives the hero
crazy. I also think there was a lake near by that becomes a special
meeting place for them, but I'm not sure.
SOLVED! Maybe TO WED A HIGHLANDER
by Michelle Sinclair.
February # H 3
I am looking for a book that is a historical/Regency(?) The book
was originally published before 2005. He was a rogue and the heroine
was a virgin and in the only scene that I remember vividly was of
their wedding day/night. I remember her being very uncomfortable
about everything, thus making me think it was an arranged affair
(at least on their terms). She was so uncomfortable to the fact
that she could not even tell him that she had started her period.
When he notices, he freaks out and goes to her maid/companion who
was an older woman to ask what to do (I think he begged her for
help?). She ends up telling him something along the lines of just
comfort her, backrub, etc. which he ends up doing.
If I remember correctly, I want to say this was part of a series,
with him having shown up in an earlier book. If it is, in a previous
book I remember that he, being the rogue/scoundrel had a scene in
his bedroom wherein being visited by his friend--the main char of
the book. In this scene he is berating his friend on ways to prevent
pregnancy specifically mentions using the newest invention
of a condom (I think it was referred to as a sheep skin condom?)
There was also mention of a mirror being hung above his bed for
SOLVED! Readers say psrts of
this sound like THE GIFT by Julie Garwood.
February # H 7
This book was a paperback clearance drugstore read from 10-15 years
ago. As the book opens, the heroine has just been widowed. Her marriage
to an old man was unhappy, distant, and not consummated. She and
an older female relative realize that they will be turned out by
the new heir if she is not pregnant. When the new heir, the hero,
comes to meet them at the estate, her older relative implies to
the hero that the heroine may be pregnant. This postpones their
eviction. The older relative makes an arrangement for a stranger
(someone from the village or estate) to visit the heroine in total
darkness at a nearby cottage in the middle of the night for several
nights in a row to attempt to get her pregnant in truth. The hero
intercepts the message explaining the location and opts to go to
the cottage himself. There, he is surprised to find himself expected
to have intercourse with the heroine in total darkness. The first
time is awkward and painful for the heroine as she is a virgin and
nervous and conflicted about the scheme. The hero does not reveal
his identity and returns for several nights to have sex with her,
during which the act becomes more pleasurable for her. She never
knows it is him, but he knows it is her. During the day, he interacts
with her and is perplexed by her apparent virtues when he knows
something nefarious is going on during the night. He has feelings
for her, but is angry about her duplicity. She ends up conceiving.
She also falls in love with him during their daytime interactions,
but is plagued by guilt about her subterfuge. She also cannot reconcile
her feelings for the stranger she has met during the night. In the
end, the deception is exposed and their love declared and HEA.
SOLVED! It's not an exact match,
but SECRETS OF THE NIGHT by Jo Beverly has some similarities to
February # H 13
I'm looking for a historical romance novel in which the hero is
a spy (or possibly British military). When he leaves on a mission,
his wife doesn't tell him she's pregnant. They have had trust issues
before, but when the hero returns he believes she has been unfaithful
because she appears more pregnant than she actually is. She leaves.
When her husband finally decides to find her, he discovers her in
labor and dying. His twin brother, a British officer who was stationed
in India, comforts him and helps he save his wife.
SOLVED! Try POTENT PLEASURES
by Eloisa James.
February # H 14
All I remember is that the hero was Native-American, the female
was American and she had been left for dead. I think that she had
been robbed, raped and had been pregnant. She wanted revenge on
those who committed the crime.
SOLVED! This could be TEMPEST
by Catherine Hart.
February # H 16
The book is a historical romance. It is set in England. The Hero
was a member of the Irish Aristocracy but lived in England and was
very self destructive, I think he blamed himself for his parents
death. The Heroine was lived with some relatives who were only waiting
till she became of age so they could get their hands on her money.
She runs away when they tried to kill her and that is when she meets
the hero. I know she lives with him for awhile and then something
happens and she goes to Ireland and finds his childhood home and
starts to clean it up and I think he eventually finds her there.
SOLVED! Try TO LOVE A DARK LORD
by Anne Stuart.
February # H 17
I believe it was written in the 1800's. This woman had a pre-arranged
marriage she didn't want. The day she was to be married she was
able to escape by horse. She ended up on someone's land (possibly
a Lord) and she was climbing into a tree. This Man saw her climbing
into the tree in her wedding dress and went to investigate. He startles
her and she falls from the tree and blacks out. Someone uses smelling
salts to bring her around and she remembers everything. However
she pretends to have amnesia so she doesn't have to return to this
marriage she doesn't want. in the end the gentleman and her end
SOLVED! Try LOVE'S SWEETEST
SECRET by Gina Robins.
February # H 18
I've read this book about a year ago. It's about a heroine who has
a husband whom she thought was already dead but comes back but she
has doubts if it's really her husband. In the end, it is revealed
that it's her husband's half brother who has fallen in love with
her. And her true husband's already dead. The hero was an illegitimate
SOLVED! This might be STRANGER
IN MY ARMS by Lisa Kleypas.
February # H 20
I read a historical romance set in London about 10 years ago. The
story starts with the abduction of the heroine who is the child
of a foreign royal couple. Somehow, she ends up in an orphanage
in London. The only link she has to her past is a locket in her
possession. The time has now come for the heroine to leave the orphanage.
The hero is a nobleman who is very much attracted to a lady of the
ton who is yet to return his affections. His goal is to somehow
win her hand in the end. One night, the heroine gets hit by a carriage
driven by the hero. He takes her home and provides her care. She
meets the rest of his family and and they all simply fall in love
with her. The story goes on where he asks her to pretend to be the
woman he loves just to make the other woman jealous. She agrees
and the deception takes place. Needless to say, during their pretense,
they actually fall in love with each other. In the meantime, someone
is also trying to kill the heroine due to the connection she has
to her past. The villain is eventually caught. In the end, the hero
helps her to locate and reunite with her true family.
SOLVED! Well, a suggestion.
A reader thinks this might be a title in the "Lost Heirs"
series by Candace Camp. The one that might fit is PROMISE ME TOMORROW.
Another reader suggests FOREVER AFTER by Jill Gregory.