April 22, 2014


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March # C 1

It is about a couple who have an arranged marriage in which the wife is cheated into believing that her husband loves her. He wants her to have a baby as soon as possible but she has a miscarriage. But he forces her to stay alone in another house in the meanwhile and then try again for the baby.
I read it around 3-4 years back. I think it was a single title and a contemporary romance.

SOLVED! Try UNWANTED WIFE by Natasha Anders. It's slightly newer, but hasa similar storyline.

March # C 2

I'm a little hazy on the details but the heroine was a model and her brother worked with law enforcement or an elite task force. The heroine got a threatening message from one of her brother's targets or so and she was forced to flee. She had been told by her brother previously that if anything should happen she should go and meet his friend who had retired from the business. So she drove one of modelling sponsors motorcycle to an isolated cabin. Her brother's friend was an ex member of the task force and had left it because of the same guy. To cut the story short she got pregnant for the guyl they got married at the end, and she had a baby boy. I remember he was rich but the heroine didn't know that.

SOLVED! Maybe SECRETS AND LIES by Rebecca Andrews?

March # C 3

The heroine was a concert pianist and she was seen as the next great thing . On the day of her wedding she ran away and met a guy in a cemetery that was the hero. The hero is steadily going blind having inherited a family disease. The girl ends up staying with the hero to help him look after his son who turns out to be his dead brother's child fathered with the hero's girlfriend. The hero didn't tell the heroine of his condition but she mistakenly found out when she took his car out and saw flyers. Long story short the heroine is performing at a concert she's pregnant but she hides it and the hero brings his son to the performance and after she finishes playing she hears the baby crying.


March # C 4

I am looking for the title of a harlequin book that came out in the 80's or 90's. I thought the title was Baby Mine but I could not find anything with that title. The plot is about a separated husband and wife. She is a realtor and he owns his own bar. They are separated. One evening she is leaving the underground parking lot where her offices are located. As she leaves she witnesses a murder. The murderer forces her to help him bury the body in the wood. as a result she gets amnesia. She escapes and makes her way back to the home she shared with her husband. Her husband finds her and she does not recognize him and is frightened. He takes her to a doctor and discovers that she is pregnant and does not remember anything. During this time the killer is sending her notes and clues to that night. Her husband protects her even though his has no idea what is going on. His work was always more important which I why she left hoping that he would change. The killer ends up setting fire to the bar to draw the husband away and get to her. In the end she remembers everything and it is his baby.

SOLVED! This sounds like I'M HAVING YOUR BABY by Linda Turner.

March # C 7

In the beginning of it a woman is getting beaten by her father with a whip until a man saves her. The woman has scars on her back from this incident. During the book they are on a ranch. The man lives with the woman to support her and to look after her. But during this process they are not making enought money so they let a film crew come to their house to direct a movie. The the last part I remember is that the woman takes a bullet while trying to protect the man.

SOLVED! Try LAWLESS by Diana Palmer.

March # C 8

Heroine's mother is abused by Heroine's father and controls her money. Heroine has a physically challenged brother. Hero takes revenge on Heroine's father and takes over all the properties. One of the house belongs to Heroine's Mother. Heroine wants the house for her brother. Hero agrees to meet Heroine and stipulates that she sleep with him in order to get the house, she agrees. Afterwards, he hurts her by saying something. She leaves the place and goes back. Hero feels pretty bad about the things he did and said. He tries to make peace with heroine, but she disagrees. Later he sends a girl, who says she was a Prostitute, how hero helped her in her life. Heroine changes her mind. I read this story about 6 to 8 years ago.


March # C 9

Hero has been holding off finalising his divorce from his wife (caused by her getting rid of his baby, lying about it and being found out). He has always had an attraction for the heroine who is an artist showing at his wife's art gallery but did nothing about it until suddenly something clicks with the heroine suddenly realising her attraction to him.

The hero and heroine come together when the heroine sees the ghost of a street hawker she is friendly with who has been murdered and when his soon to be ex-wife is murdered he supports the heroines attempt to identify the murderer when she starts to sleep paint the murder scene and potentially identify the murderer. I think the heroines name was Paris Feeny although she prefers to be called Feeny.

SOLVED! This sounds like NOW YOU SEE HER by Linda Howard.

Note: The original reader says this is indeed the right book, and thanks to our sharp readers for identifying it!

March # C 10

I'm looking for a romance book that was also recorded for audio listening. I can't remember the names of the characters. The book starts and a very badly abused woman with an infant meets a homeless man on the cold winter streets. He nurses her back to health and they slowly start getting closer when her ex finds her and beats her and tells her he is going to get custody of the child. She ends up in the hospital and the man decides that he is going to marry her so the father can't take the child...you find out he is rich and he pays for all of her medical expenses and takes her to his family's house where he surprises her with the company of her sister. They go shopping for things for the baby and he gets angry because she doesn't want him to spend all of his money on her...that's all I can remember.

SOLVED! Try BABY LOVE by Catherine Anderson.

March # C 11

The book I seek is an older Harlequin, so I ‘m not sure if it fits in the contemporary category. The heroine is married to an older man, but at his death the antagonistic son enters the picture. There is an attraction that ends in pregnancy and the heroine runs away and gives birth to a son. Hero finds her and the baby and gradually things resolve into a happy marriage.

SOLVED! This might be SURRENDER MY HEART by Lindsay Armstrong.

March # C 13

I am looking for a book, I don't remember much but the hero designs sportswear and jackets and stuff. He shows the heroine his creations and she tells them whatever is wrong with them. They had a discussion about a sleeveless jackets and she called it impractical and said what was the use if you couldn't keep warm. Poor guy tries hard to please her with no success. I think the heroine was a florist or something and he bought his girlfriends flowers from her.

SOLVED! This could be THE PLAYBOY'S PLAIN JANE by Cara Colter.

March # C 14

The book was set in the early 1900's. A young lady fell inlove with a boat builder and got pregnant. Her family sent her away and they believed she gave the baby up for adoption. She didn't. She later returned tot he town and met the baby's daddy and they fell in love again.


March # C 16

This romance novel is about a man (I think his name is Train or Traine) who is desperately in love with his brothers fiance. His brother is a missionary and is getting ready to leave the country (The United States) and his fiance is desperate to have him... something he is not willing to do, as he is a strong Christian man. Ready to cry herself to sleep, completely dejected, the brother who is in love with her (Train) walks into her bedroom and pretends to be her fiance. They then make love and he lets her fall to sleep thinking that he is in fact his brother, her fiance. When she wakes up, the fiance has left to do his mission work and she is left in his parents home. Soon after he's gone they find out that he has died and she and Train go to collect his body. After a short while she discovers that she is pregnant and tells her deceased fiance's parents what happened. They refuse to believe her and throw her out. Train helps her to find an apartment and he courts her and says he will marry her. He eventually tells her that the baby is his, and he was the one who went into her room that night his brother left to do his missions work. They fall in love and the grandparents apologize and are forgiven for their deplorable behavior.
This book seemed to have sort of a western theme as if they lived near a ranch. I distinctly remember the phrase "Roughneck" in this book. I desperately want to find out the name of this book. The book cover I remember had green and pink engravings that had a shine to them and the book was a rather short one, probably no more that one to two hundred pages.

SOLVED! This is LED ASTRAY by Sandra Brown.

February # C 1

The hero is a business tycoon. The hero and the heroine (his ex-secretary) are now estranged due to the hero's rival (who is also his cousin). The heroine has a son named Nicky. The hero finds out about his son and forces the heroine to marry him. When the wedding is arranged, the hero's cousin calls the heroine and threatens to kidnap her son if she does not jilt the hero at the altar. One thing Iremember about the book is that the hero has a bodyguard and Nicky calls him a Monkey / gorilla.

SOLVED! This is THE RANIERI BRIDE by Michelle Reid.

February # C 2

The gist of it is the Hero was poised to marry the Heroine. Don't remember if he didn't show up to the wedding or if he told his fiance before the wedding. Hero didn't tell heroine that he was marrying his brother's pregnant girlfriend (Don't remember if his brother died or was just irresponsible). Heroine moved away, came back years from then, found out why the hero married another woman. Don't know if the woman died from childbirth or they (Hero and his brother's pregnant gf) divorced because she lost the child.

SOLVED! Try BITTER BETRAYAL by Penny Jordan - very similar.

February # C 6

Storyline went: the mother's child was kidnapped and the husband came back, who she hasn't seen for years as he refused to believe the child was his. The child was found and taken to Greece by the husband to force his wife to resume their marriage. You then find out it was the grandfather who set up the wife.

SOLVED! This might be GOLD RING OF BETRAYAL by Michelle Reid.

February # C 9

I think it was a Silhouette Intimate Moments - maybe a series as in 3 different brothers had stories. The heroine is a chef who is on the run from her brother-in-law, a cop who killed her sister, he had bought into the heroine's restaurant and then embezzled. She flees, ending up in ranch country working as a cook for a rancher who falls for her. The former brother-in-law tracks her down, big confrontation etc.

SOLVED! Try CHANCE by Ruth Langan. It's the first book of The Wildes of Wyoming series. The other books are HAZARD and ACE.

February # C 12

I am looking for the title of this book - it's maybe a Silhouette Desire or Silhouette Special Edition book.
In the story, the hero is a millionaire but half his face is scarred and he stays away from the world. He connects with a young woman late at night through phone calls but one day there's a fire at the woman's work place and the hero goes to save her. He brings her to his house and takes care of her. He sends her to his company as his assistant while he stays behind the scenes. In the end the woman leaves him because she thinks he doesn't love her enough to live a life with her. The end of the book, the hero goes to see the woman. He has had a plastic surgery and the scar is now gone. He founds out the woman is pregnant and he tells her he loves her.

SOLVED! The reader who posted this says she found it - it's THE MILLIONAIRE BACHELOR by Susan Mallery.

February # C 13

The opening theme of the story is a young lady going to help her sister (an actress) by working on set to help ensure their medical terminology is correct in the script and used correctly and in context on set (she is a nurse or Dr herself). She is staying with the director or lead actor and they fall for one another over the course of the book. I know very early in the book whilst preparing a meal or doing something in the house one of them injures themselves and the other takes care of the injury... I wish I knew more about this book to help identify it. It was read around ten years ago.

SOLVED! By the original reader, no less! Try THE SECRET FATHER by Kim Lawrence.




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