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February # C1
I read it between 2004 and 2009, the story was something like this.
Two sisters in England fly to Greece to find younger sisters lover.
The younger sister is pregnant ,they stay at a hotel from which
the older sister rents a scooter to find the house of the guy but
the brakes of the scooter fail and she gets hurt. When the older
brother of the lover finds out why she is in Greece he thinks that
she is the one pregnant and tries to capture a young rich kid. The
two English sisters get kicked out of the hotel and end up staying
at the older brothers second house. The two older siblings fall
in love ,but he refuses to act on it. She wants to leave but makes
a last attempt to make him see the truth about her and the love
between their younger siblings, she takes a midnight swim and almost
SOLVED! A reader suggests DARK
APOLLO by Sara Craven.
February # C2
I think it was published in 80s-90s, a Mills & Boon romance.
The heroine is an aspiring actress who goes for an audition at the
start of the book. One of the people judging the audition is the
hero, who is also the director of the movie. To her surprise, she
is selected as the second female lead in the movie. The movie crew
then go to some outdoor location for the shoot where an attraction
develops between the hero and heroine. This causes the main female
lead of the movie to be jealous and she tries to push the heroine
off a cliff or something towards the end of the book, and the hero
saves her. I think the author name starts with a J, but Im
SOLVED! Try WHIRLWIND by Charlotte
February # C3
It starts out with the h moving to a new small town for a fresh
start. She moves into a hotel and becomes friend with the owners
and drinks her Coffee with them. They have a pool at the hotel.
She first see the H at the hotel with a woman. She becomes friend
with a hippie couple who has a bakery and I think her name is poppy.
Hippie rides a bike with a basket on it. She get to know the hero
falls in love. He drives a motor cycle and has been watching her.
There is a crazy man who is kidnapping women and killing them. He
cuts there hair off and saves it on his wall. He kidnapped the hippie
woman and they find her in a field not dead but hurt. The kidnapper
then takes the h but they end up saving her.
SOLVED! Try SWEET DREAMS by Kristen Ashley.
February # C4
I'm looking for a book I started to read but was stolen! it began
with the heroine wating at the airport to welcome her son after
he had gone visiting his father, her ex-husband, and his security
men with him were not happy that she met them at the airport! they
were insisting she should have waited at home for the delivery of
the boy! I remember 1 of the security men said they were responsible
for the little boys safety until they got to his home! I didn't
take note of their names though...
SOLVED! Possibly THE VERANCHETTI
MARRIAGE by Lynne Graham
February # C5
This book i think may be by elizabeth lowell or someone like her
style writing. It is about a woman who is in love with this guy
and has been for a long time. But he has super super trust issues
and doesnt trust her and doesnt want to love her. She gets pregnant
and he pushes her away even harder, even while she is pregnant.
She has pregnancy complications that she keeps hidden from him and
slowly it becomes heart wrenching because she loves him and he keeps
pushing her down. Its a contemperary novel. No actually time frame
given but definitly modern. It is also like a farm or ranch type
novel. he is very old school and straight laced. It's not FIRE AND
RAIN by Lowell, it's similar but a large part of the book is her
being pregnant and him going out with other women and her getting
more sick and ill.
SOLVED! Maybe SARAH'S CHILD
by Linda Howard. Another reader suggests THE CASE OF EHE MESMERIZING
BOSS by Diana Palmer.
February # C6
The book I'm looking for has 2 stories in it. The 2nd story I can't
remember what it was about, but the 1st story was about a woman
who was sad about her miscarriage. Her husband (who had a relationship
with her cousin before they married) who she loves thinks the marriage
is for convenience. Her husband loves her but doesn't tells her.
She one day she tells him that she pregnant, but he thinks that
she had an affair because he had a Vasectomy. She gets angry and
they have an argument while walking towards the stairs. Her grandfather
comes in and she gets distracted and she fell down the stairs. It's
months later and her mother said she thinks her husband is having
an affair with her cousin since she saw them together. There is
a family get together and her cousin announce she is pregnant(which
is by another man) during dinner. The wife thinks her husband is
the father and she storms out of her grandfather house. I also remember
that the wife also have to have skin contact with her husband. I
think it was a harlequins book.
SOLVED! Maybe A SICILIAN MARRIAGE
by Michelle Reid.
February # C7
This book is several,years old. The hero is injured early in the
book and is temporarily blinded. He works for a government agency
and they go to his ex wife for help. They tell her he has severe
facial injuries and is heavily bandaged but ask her to identify
him if she can. She,knows immediately that it isn't him but pretends
it is to protect him. Quite a bit of the book is devoted to her
staying with him as he recovers but then h finds out he is not her
ex and thinks she stayed because they were paying her to be there.
She leaves then and goes home and eventually he follows.
SOLVED! Sounds like WHITE LIES
by Linda Howard.
February # C9
I read a book about 5 years ago. It was about a family who was
poor. They lived in a old home. They had a boy that stayed in the
back like a servant. There was two sisters. One of the sisters always
wanted a better life. One day she climbed up on a table in her kitchen
to rub a statue that they said looked like a devil with horns. She
made a wish when she rubbed the statue for a better life. Shortly
after two brothers where in the area, maybe for business. One brother
looked similiar to the statue that the sister rubbed. He had a beard
and I believe was heavy set. They all spent time together. The main
character loved the brother that looked like the statue, but he
was infatuated by her sister, who was the prettier one. Then he
proposed to her sister and they went to a big city.
The brothers were very wealthy and when they moved to the city the
apartment was really large and the sister bought tons of new things,
including beautiful clothing.
It may have been a contemporary romance. I think when they were
at their home in the country because they were so poor that it seemed
very rustic. When the main character went to visit her sister she
found out that the sister didn't love the man. This crushed the
main character because she loved him. Then the sister ran away with
the brother. As a side story, the servant liked the less pretty
sister (main character) but she wouldn't have anything to do with
him. He began modeling to get money to win her over. This didn't
work. The older woman that had set up the modeling began making
passes at the servant boy. There was also a stone tower near the
house and the main character would spend time in there. In the end,
her sister goes to America, I believe, to be with the brother. The
main character remains alone.
SOLVED! This sounds like I CAPTURE
THE CASTLE by Dodie Smith.
February # C10
I read this mills and boon book in 1980's/90's; lead man is hell
bent on revenge on the leading lady for spoiling his wedding plans
with her sister or best friend, who is having an affair? He forces
her to his home where she strikes up a conversation with his cook
(mother?) and she reveals her father cruelly told her her mother
was dead and only discovered the truth when it was too late. He
is listening and realises there is more to her than he thought and
maybe she didnt stop the wedding to spite him. I remember she is
poor and only has soup/baked beans in her cupboard. He is particularly
cruel to her in his anger, but she takes his cruelty in order to
SOLVED! Try MISTRESS OF THE
GROOM by Susan Napier.
February # C11
A mills and boon where the heroines father embezzled money from
the company he was working at. The company owner who is the hero
then blackmails the heroine to be his mistress so that he does not
persecute her father. The heroine does not care very much for her
father because he is constantly unfaithful to her sick mother who
still loves him hopelessly. The heroine was an artist and the affair
with the hero ended when the heroines mother died. The heroine ran
away to a cottage far and painted the hero then she came back to
him in the end.
SOLVED! Try UNTAMED ITALIAN,
BLACKMAILED INNOCENT by Jacqueline Baird.
February # C14
A woman meets a man working at a camp; he is the tennis coach. They
have this summer romance, but due to an misunderstanding, the woman
runs away. She has a child from that meeting, who she raises. She
returns to the camp many years later as a photographer. The man
returns as a the tennish coach just for the summer (but he has another
job). They reunite during the camp and he finds out he has a daughter.
At the end of the book, they clear the misunderstanding that cause
their separation and end up together.
SOLVED! This is SWEET EMBER
by Bonnie Drake, later republished under Barbara Delinsky's name.