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November # C 1
I read a book in the late 80's, early 90's where the heroine
came from a military family. She married a military officer (who
I think was called Patrick). He went to war (Vietnam?) and went
missing in action. The heroine became very anti-military and cut
herself off from her family. The story begins when the heroine
is told that her husband is alive, has been a prisoner of war
for many years but has now been released and wants to see her.
The only other thing I remember is that Patrick played a joke
when training as an officer and wore a string of pearls under
his dress uniform.
SOLVED! This is TO HAVE AND
TO HOLD by Fern Michaels.
November # C 2
I need help finding the title of a book ( I believe it was Harlequin
Desire) about a couple that are getting a divorce after losing
their daughter: They are stranded due to a snowstorm and after
spending time together they give themselves a second chance. One
of the details that I remembered about the book it was that the
hero was insisting on getting a divorce to remarry another woman
and that it was around New Years.
November # C 3
I need help finding the tittle of a book that I read back in
the 90s. I believe it was an Harlequin book. The heroine is a
young woman without a family and meets a man that is sick and
he helps her. I believe they get married however they are never
intimate because he was gay. I think after he passes away she
meets his family and she is attracted to the brother of her death
husband. He thinks that she is a gold digger but he can't help
but fall for her.
November # C 4
I read a modern mills and boon a year back it's about an English
girl (heroine) who works at a museum. She decided to go on holiday
to visit her friend who I think worked and lived in either Spain
or Italy. This friend had a lover who is the book's hero . Meanwhile
the hero fell in love with the heroine and begun pursuing her
while the heroine knowing that there was no hope for them since
her friend is pregnant. The friend then tells the hero in front
of his mother (who does not like her) that she is pregnant. The
hero proposes marriage to the friend and heroine goes back to
England. The hero follows and helps to settle her brothers debts.
There is a part near the end where the friend comes to the museum
wearing designer clothes and is drunk begins shouting at the heroine.
SOLVED! Try BABY GAMBIT by
November # C 5
This was a series, but not sure which one. The hero was a professional
bull rider who won the finals in Las Vegas. He meets heroine who
is a waitress? They have a heat time, he leaves and she is pregnant.
He comes back next yea (New Year"s Eve?) and tracks her down,
sees baby. Could be an early Silhouette or Candelight.
November # C 6
There is a book that I really want to read but I cannot figure
out what it is called. I remember reading about a woman that is
married to a man. He then leaves to war and goes missing. Because
of this.. he is thought dead. His wife many years and then remarries
his best friend. She doesn't know that her first husband has lost
his memory and is somewhere out there. When he regains his memory,
he comes back and catches his wife and her new husband together.
The wife then throughout the book has to decide with which one
she wants to stay.
November # C 7
The book is a contemporary romance. I read it about 10 years
ago. The woman falls in love with a blind man. They get married.
The one thing he doesn't want is kids. They put her on birth control.
The cat gets pregnant first. Then she gets sick and end up pregnant
with twins (girls I think). At this time when he finds out want
nothing to do with the babies. By the end of the book he ends
up falling I love with his kids.
SOLVED! Try STARLIGHT by Debbie Macomber. It was reprinted
not long ago.
November # C 8
I read a Mills &Boon story few years ago 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.
November # C 9
What I can remember is the story revolves around a female police
officer who is part of a family who all serve or have served in
the police force. She is investigating the kidnapping of a judge's
daughter and the murder of the daughter's nanny. The officer met
the judge prior to this case when the judge was married to his
daughter's mother. At the end of the book the judge is standing
outside his house in the cold waiting for the officer to arrive.
Also the female police officer's mother is missing presumed dead.
The book is part of a series and in one of the later books the
mother is found with amnesia.
SOLVED! This is RACING AGAINST
TIME by Marie Ferrarella.
November # C 10
It is a contemporary novel set in England, I believe sometime
in the 1980's (could be off by a few years). The hero has moved
into a new home, and he meets the heroine. The heroine was an
ugly duckling who recently had a makeover (including colored contacts
being mentioned several times). He mistakes her for the heroine's
sister in the beginning, who he describes as a "vamp."
As a child, the heroine had these huge owlish glasses.
November # C 11
I read it in 2003 so it was published before that year, the cover
of the novel was half red and half white . The first scene in
the novel is the heroine, a women in her 20s, she has boyish short
hair, she was in a restaurant cleaning at the time for closing.
The restaurant is owned by her family and they are going to lose
it because they have no money. While she is cleaning, the door
of the restaurant opens and the hero enters. He is rich and they
know each other from the past. They were in love but something
happened and they separated. Sshe was surprised to see him and
they talked a little but then he kissed her. I remember his hands
were in her short hair. Another scene is of the two of them on
a terracewhich has a table and chairs around it and umbrella,
and she offered to be his mistress if he would help her family.
He accepted and they went to his bedroom and she removed her earring
and was about to take her dress off, but then he stopped her.
November # C 12
I am looking for a book, and I hope that you can help me. I believe
that the book is a Harlequin, but I could be mistaken. I cannot
remember any of the character names, and it's been several years
since I read it. The story is about a man who is the owner of
a landscaping business. While driving through a neighborhood,
he almost runs over a woman who falls and skins her knees and
cannot walk back to her home. He takes her back, and as an apology,
he offers to redo her flower beds. The woman has issues with her
self confidence (cant' remember if it's because of an ex- or what).
They fall in love and are planning to go away on a weekend. She
realizes she's pregnant and then thinks she's miscarrying, so
she makes up an excuse to not go. He comes back to overhear a
message from the doctor's office about the appointment. He thinks
she's getting an abortion and gets very angry because his ex-
got an abortion without telling him. She tells him that she thinks
she's miscarried, but that she wanted the baby. They go together
to appt, find out she didn't miscarry, that it was just physical
issues she had been having. The story ends happy.
November # C 13
I am trying to find a Mills & Boon book that I read in the
1980s/1990s. In it the heroine was suffering from amnesia. She
thought that she had caught her husband cheating on her and ran
away. Whilst running away she is hit by a car which causes her
to have a miscarriage and the trauma makes her lose her memory.
Her husband finds her but does not reveal his identity. He goes
by a different name and although she thinks he is familiar, his
eye colour does not seem right. It subsequently transpires that
the hero is now wearing purple contacts. The hero was not cheating
but had been set-up but I can't remember by whom. I seem to remember
that they had a honeymoon in Egypt and that their wedding rings
were engraved with two Js.
November # C 14
Hello! I'm looking for a book I only got to read a preview to
a few years ago. There was a woman who's family owned a large
hotel business which she ran. She went to see a P.I. because her
family was being stalked by a man who mostly wanted to hurt her.
She wanted the P.I. to find the man before her father's birthday
party. I remember that when she stepped into his office, he was
throwing darts at the door with a blindfold on. One almost hit
her and she screamed. I don't remember anything else except that
he arranged for his payment to include a honeymoon suite in her
family hotel. As she left, he figured that she was the woman that
he was going to marry.
November # C 15
This involves a surgeon or Doctor who was married to a beautiful
woman (she may have been a model) who was spoilt and selfish.
The doctor has to travel but the wife was ill but wanted to come.
He said no, so she had a cousin (the heroine) who came to stay
with her to care for her. The wife intentionally exposed herself
to cold. The heroine had a heart condition and had a mild heart
attack while the wife was exposing herself. Heroine could not
care for the wife so she died. I don't remember much else; it
seem another heart attack brought the heroine and and the doctor
SOLVED! Try THE PATIENT NURSE
by Diana Palmer.
November # C 16
I am looking for a romance novel in which the heroine's husband
asked her to sleep with his older brother so that she can have
a baby. Its not historical romance and I read it about 5
years ago. The hero (the older cousin /brother or friend) lives
away and heroine met him few times, on her wedding day and couple
of times more and did not feel comfortable in his presence for
obvious reasons. The husband is dying (I think) and cannot get
her pregnant. Hero and heroine went way for few days. The heroine
tried hard not to enjoy the sex and things were awkward between
them. The hero went away after that and she got pregnant. Thats
all I remember.
October # C 2
Set in Greece. When the couple married they became estranged
due to the schemes of his mother and the woman whom she favored
for her son to marry. The couple reconciles but because of the
schemes of his mother and the woman she favored, the couples
relationship becomes strained. He becomes aware of the schemes
between his mother and her favorite after his wife winds up in
October # C 3
I am looking for a book that I read prior to 2005. I do not know
that title, author or any characters. There was a woman who lived
on an island. She was sitting crying on a beach at night and a
guy walked onto the beach. I do believe he was coming from a party.
They had a one night stand and he left the island the next day.
She ended up pregnant. Eventually he came back to the island and
October # C 4
I am pretty sure it is a Harlequin novel. I would say it is
early 90s. The heroine is a teacher, divorced and is a redhead.
The hero is a widower, farmer, volunteer fireman and is about
10 or 11 years older than her. She had a crush on him when she
was a young girl but he had a girlfriend, who he eventually married.
He has a son in college, who plays in a band; I think his name
is Stanley. I think she is a teacher in Vancouver and travels
back to where she grew up by ferry. When they see each other after
so many years, it's a fender bender. She is quickly backing out
of the driveway from her "old" home as he is driving
by and hits his truck. There is a scene where she sneaks out of
her house after they sleep with each other and she drives his
truck to the ferry, leaving his truck in short term parking, and
mails him the keys. Soon after he shows up at her classroom after
the last class of the day; it's an English class. After arguing
(for example, she says something like the sex was to get over
the childhood crush she had on him), he convinces her to have
an affair. Meanwhile she feels insecure because she knows he loved
his wife and thinks she is second best, his son sees them kissing
by the barn and gets upset. Close to the end, she starts an argument
with him, runs out of the house and drives away in her car and
a tree falls on the car. He gets the call as a volunteer fireman
to assist with the rescue and is worried when he recognizes her
car. She wakes up in the bedroom of his guesthouse and he is sitting
in a chair by the bed. They talk about their feelings (and the
past), he asks her if she is going to propose to him again (like
she did when she was a young girl), and she does. Then she asks
him to get into bed with her to hold her, and they talk about
building a new house, her getting a job there as a special education
teacher... I hope this helps.
October # C 5
I read a book around 10 years back. It was not a Harlequin romance.
The hero was an actor. He comes to the Heroine's grandmother's
island to shoot a pirate film. The heroine works in the perfume
industry. She calls her boss "Madame".
Her sister lives on the island and makes glass designs. The heroine's
grandmother dies in the end.
There is a particular scene in the book in which the heroine
names her new perfume "Winterfire". Theres another scene
in which the hero shoots for a new perfume ad in which he wears
a lab coat.
October # C 6
I am desperate to find the title of a book, part of a series,
about a woman who as a teenager had loved a bad boy biker and
had his name tattooed on her butt! They break up and he leaves
and she marries another man and has a family. After her husband
dies, Max reappears in the community, but does not contact her.
She accidentally runs into him outside a restaurant! They reestablish
their relationship and her daughter finds them in the kitchen.
He asks her to marry him, but she prefers to keep the relationship
as is. She later moves into his home with him. One other book
in the series is about an older woman, who had, I believe been
an actress. She falls in love with a local artist in the community
and goes to his home where he seldom invites anyone.
Readers, if you have any answers for these questions, please
email TRR, and be sure
to include the month and the question
number so we can list them accurately! As always, thanks
for your help!