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March # H 1
The book is I think set in Scotland. Starts with the guy taking
the girls maidenhead at court and being forced to wed her. His first
wife I believe died in childbirth so he doesn't ever want to get
his new wife pregnant so tells her to use the sponge method. She
comes from a big family and isn't scared of childbirth so she doesn't
use the sponge method but pretends she is. She gets pregnant and
in the end has triplets. 2 boys and girl. The girl is small though
and they don't think she will make it. But a wet nurse cares for
her and keeps her from dying.
SOLVED! This is HIGHLAND WEDDING
by Hannah Howell. It was also published under the title PROMISED
March # H 2
I'm looking for a book series about a family from modern times
who meet members of a family from the middle ages due to several
"portals" that transport them through time. I only read
one of the series, in which a woman with sisters who have "hippy-ish"
names gains possession of an estate in England. She meets a quiet,
gruff man who works in a mechanic shop and sides as a guitarist/lute
player. He's very afraid of her because her life's work deals with
his past, which he ran away from to to the current timeline. But
they keep getting thrown together and fall in love. It ends with
them going in to the past, the woman sees her sisters who have married
men from his family, the man fights for his family in a battle at
their castle, and they get married in the end.
SOLVED! This sounds like ONE
MAGIC MOMENT by Lynn Kurland, part of a large series of books that
started with A DANCE THROUGH TIME.
March # H 3
The book I am looking for is about a young woman who has to marry
a highlander in order to rescue her brother who trespassed on their
land. Because the highlander was not happy about his impending nuptials,
he offered to take her as a concubine for a year and then proceed
to marry her should she be suitable. Insulted, she marries him and
then has to go live with him in his castle. I remember her bringing
her house French chef with her to the new castle. Later on in the
book, the husband/highlander goes to France and there he is held
by the king of france and she has to go rescue him.
At some point in the book, someone tried to poison her and the highlander
manage to save her by feeding her honey.
SOLVED! A reader suggests A
KINGDOM OF DREAMS by Judith McNaught.
March # H 4
I am looking for a historical romance that includes an older woman
or spinster. I know that the hero is an aristocrat (possibly an
older brother of one of her friends). I think the plot has something
to do with her wanting to experience sex. I believe he volunteers
to teach her in making love. They go to his estate that only has
2 servants for like a month and fall in love there but go separate
ways after. At some point they get back together and possibly there
was a pregnancy. It is not Suddenly You.
March # H 5
I believe it was set in England. It is about a girl (the heroine)
who mom has just remarried. In the first chapter the heroine new
step-father keeps coming on to her and then finally tries to attack
her...she stops him by stabbing him in the hand with her sewing
scissors...he proceeds to lock her in her room...later she is informed
that they...her, her step-father, and mother are leaving for court.
She is forced to sleep on the ground/go hungry during this trip...before
they make it to court, the step-father stops at the castle of one
of the more powerful dukes? in the kingdom whom he says is a friend.
Really the duke cannot stand this man and the step-father in fact
owes him money.
The step-father ends up leaving the heroine and some dirty wool
to the duke in payment of his debts...duke and girl are forced to
marry...duke is angry...thinks he has been tricked by girl's step-father...she
tells her new husband of the how horribly she has been treated at
the hands of her step-father but he (her new husband) doesn't believe
until they go to court and he sees the scar on the step-father's
hand where she had stabbed him with her scissors.
SOLVED! Try SHINING NIGHTS by
March # H 6
I'm looking for the title of a Historical Romance set in England
where the hero was tricked into marrying by the heroin's family.
He thinks she was in on it and after the wedding night he goes to
his mistress. He goes off to war leaving her with his family and
never writes, although she writes to him. She eventually leaves
his family and is housekeeper for a relative (cousin?). She falls
in love with another man, but her husband finds her and makes her
come home to help him gain custody of his infant brother (His mistress
hooked up with his dad while he was a soldier). I remember the scene
when he finally finds his wife she is looking longingly at another
man on horseback. She has a happily ever after with her husband
and I believe the man she thought she loved had a book of his own
in the series.
SOLVED! This is THE EARL CLAIMS
HIS WIFE by Cathy Maxwell.
March # H 7
I'm also looking for the title of Historical Romance set in England
where the hero and heroine are forced to marry. He did not want
her and I think told her to stay out of his way. The only detail
I remember is that she went out every evening and he thought she
was meeting a lover, but she was actually going to a friend's house
to stargaze with a telescope.
SOLVED! This is WHAT A LADY
WANTS by Victoria Alexander.
March # H 8
Well I read this novel about six to seven years ago. It was not
a new book at that time. It is a time-travel romance. The story
starts with the heroine introduction, where she travels from our
time to the past. She carries some items from present too.. I don't
remember may be a pen or torch or camera .. no idea. Then she meets
the hero who is a warrior. I suspect may be a viking warrior. He
is already in curse and also brother to the God (Thor). I remember
the name Odin too. Sone confusion here. The hero and heroine somehow
fall in love and they do all those things. Later they solve something..
a big trauma... but the heroine finds herself in our present time.
She is vexed. She realizes she is pregnant by the warrior and somehow
finds a way to come back to the warrior. Port opens and the warrior
meets her. They marry and she meets the God brother and they live
happily ever after. I strongly suspect this one as jude devereaux's,
but i could not find the book and locate it.
SOLVED! A reader says, "This
actually sounds like a combination of two books by Karen Marie Moning:
BEYOND THE HIGHLAND MIST and THE HIGHLANDER'S TOUCH." Another
reader suggests UNTIL FOREVER by Johanna Lindsey.
March # H 9
In the book the heroine is abducted in the beginning during, I
think, her cousin's wedding by the cousin's thought to be dead ex-fiancé.
I believe that the ex-fiancé is there at the wedding acting
as a servant. The heroine is abducted out of the cousin's bedroom
when she goes up to prepare the room for her cousin's wedding night.
Two henchmen abduct the heroine. I think that the heroine is then
taken to an isolated castle, maybe in Scotland, and there she beats
up the henchmen, giving one a black-eye. When the ex-fiancé
finally shows up at the castle he finds out that the abducted the
wrong girl and is angry. Mean while, the heroine retaliates by attacking
him, putting thistles in his bed, and dumping cold water on him
during a bath among other things. There is also a moment in the
book where the roof caves in and dumps snow all over the bedroom
that the ex-fiancé is staying in. The two bedrooms that the
heroine and the ex-fiancé stay in are connected by a hidden
passage way also.
SOLVED! This sounds like SO
WORTHY MY LOVE by Kathleen Woodiwiss.
February # H3
I read this historical a few months back where girl is already
engaged to an earl. But a duke becomes attracted to her and tries
convincing her to break it off. She keeps resisting. The duke invites
her to a party where he arranges for his mother to discover them
in a compromising position. Just before the set up scene, the heroine
walks in on the earl abusing a maid sexually and the earl tries
to attack the heroine too, so she is compromised and forced to marry
earl for money I think. But duke comes to the rescue and marries
the girl the next day.
February # H7
The story is about a young woman who ends up at this party, I think
she was set up to marry some upstanding guy, (he turns out the opposite)
and the story is set in a time where women didn't wear trousers.
She goes to this ball dressed in a modern type outfit, then something
happens, and she's sent to a room with erotic carvings. This woman
is sort-of afraid of sex at this point. Then she gets stuck with
the Captain of a ship who at first is not-so into her. I think the
ship is called the black unicorn. They travel all over and the woman
learns how to use a type of astrolabe. On one island (I think in
India because she ends up in pants an a dress-like top) she is almost
raped but decks the guy with her astrolabe. They escape an travel
to a tropical Island where the chief's wife feels bad for her since
she's thin, has no man, and no child which helps the Captain make
a better trade. The relationship between her and the Captain has
grown to love. They go to China and she dresses like a man, while
they sleep in the same room they end up making love on a pallet.
They trading business is a success and I think they get married,
but I'm sure she stays with him as his navigator.
February # H8
The plot revolves around a young widow with a child, who lived
with her nasty husband and his family. They are stiff and formal
and seem to disapprove of everything she does. I believe she has
long blonde hair. I seem to remember a scene where she is flinging
china plates, cups, etc. off a cliff. She was now a widow and throws
the china because of a past incident when she was married and accidentally
broke one of the blue and white china cups.
I believe the story setting is on a tropical island, or a tropical
area. Her husband's business or the family business needed a tropical
or warm setting.
As part of her inheritance she now has this farm or business and
knows almost nothing about running it. The romantic aspect of the
book involves her fear (especially her fear her growing attraction)
of the overseer of the ranch/farm who is dark skinned and possibly
Hawaiian. I don't think he is Native American.
I remember a scene when the child becomes seriously ill during
the night. She has to ask for his help because he knows a lot about
medicine and healing. Of course she is fascinated by him, and is
quietly lusting after him in her heart. I remember, during this
scene, he wears a brief cloth around his hips. And when he kneels
down, the cloth reveals the side of his muscular thigh, and she
is aroused by the sight of a pagan tattoo that runs up his leg until
it is hidden by the knotted cloth. Eventually they give in to their
February # H9
This younger woman ends up staying at an older mans estate, and
he doesn't try to seduce her. He denies his feelings for her, but
is overwhelmingly attracted to her. There is a scene in a greenhouse
where she tells him it's hard to be a lady because women have to
turn down advances and challenges him to turn down hers. She doesn't
realize she already drives him crazy though and when she touches
him he goes mad with need. I remember very little honestly, but
it stands out to me still because parts of it are written from his
point of view, and rather than going after her he tries to resist
and the emotion from him is so powerful. I know she is younger and
he tries to hide his attraction from her because she needs a place
February # H10
Its about a girl who gets sold off to marry a rich old lord to
support her family and give him a heir. Upon her wedding night his
bastard son returns and the torture begins of him drugging his father
every night and raping his fathers new bride to get her pregnant
I think her name was rianna or brianna He carries and sometimes
drags her by her hair through tunnels under the castle to his chamber
and she fights him off violently. She eventually falls pregnant
and he falls for her and tries to make amends but she isn't interested
and tries to get away from him but he doesn't let her. He tries
his best to seduce her in a softer way but fears the damage is done.
The book basically ends there and I suspect there wouldve been a
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