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February # H1
Book is set in the 1800's-1900's; main character's name is Elizabeth/Lizzy.
The beginning of the book starts off with her and her friend (they
are around 12-14yrs old) they were attending a town function that
happens every year, she saw the guy that she has a crush on and
she wanted to get his attention so she decides to stuff fruit down
her top to make it look like she developed breasts. She walks down
the stairs and the fruit falls out of her dress and rolls right
in front of her crush's feet. I believe he yelled at her (not too
sure) her dad then decides to send her away to live with her aunt
(her mom passed away and she has brothers) she leaves and her time
spent with her aunt was to teach her how to be more lady like also
her aunt tells her to never go by the name Lizzy. Years have past
and she is now in her 20's she decides to go back to her home town
and its the day of the function again. later in the story her and
her crush end up being on a boat, and they run out of oil they have
sex(losing her virginity) she ends up getting pregnant (has a boy)
i think her dad/brothers force the guy to marry her, I believe he
then starts to resent her so he decides to go away for work on a
boat I believe as a fisherman, he then realizes he actually loves
her, he goes back home i think he tells her and then at the end
of the book they're in the hospital and she's giving birth to a
SOLVED! This is HEAVEN KNOWS
by Elaine Coffman.
February # H2
I read this book approx 10 years ago but I am sure it is older
than that. It is a historical or Victorian romance (set late 1880's?)
about a French gentleman (who is a twin) and he attends a ball in
place of his brother and this is where he meets "the one".
She is an American daughter of a banker and her younger sisters
name is Rose (I remember this because Rose gets a ring that has
4 gems and they spell out her name). When the American family return
to New York the guy follows and then tries to woo (I want to say
her name is Elizabeth) and after a little while they marry. He uses
her dowry to buy a ship and she ends up stowing away for some reason
I think because they have an argument. There is dual in there somewhere
after that. But that is about all I remember. I know that at the
beginning she was basically a plain Jane but turned into a beauty.
He likes the way she smells because she uses lavender soap. They
honeymoon on a beach and he cooks for her. He also says Je t'adore
and she says it sounds like "shut the door".
It is just the small details that I seem to remember. I have no
idea who the Author is or the title of the book but I think the
book had a light purple cover.
SOLVED! Well, maybe. Some ideas: VELVET IS THE NIGHT by Elizabeth
Thornton (heroine is not American, though) or JUST WICKED ENOUGH
by Lorraine Heath. Neither are a perfect match, but might be worth
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 # H4
Looking for a historical romance from maybe late 80's-mid 90's.
Heroine was being held against her will by Hero. Do not recall if
she was abducted, given or sold to him. She attempts escape, and
finally gets away, but ends up walking in circles and after maybe
a few days is on the brink of dying do to lack of fluids and severe
sun burn. Hero locates her after searching for several days, and
nurtures her back to health. I know it's not Devil's Embrace, nor
Elise and Max, Katherine Woodweiss, sorry can't think of the book
title. Maybe it's a Joanna Linsay or Judith McNaught?!? I may be
confusing and mixing two books, but could it be thenbook where a
Hero lived in a castle, and everyone in his village thought he they
could please the secluded lord by giving him a "virgin"?
In that book, the girl was drugged, I believe, but I don't recall
if he ended up keeping her against her will, so I may be merging
SOLVED! Well, maybe. A reader
thinks this could be CAPTIVE BRIDE by Johanna Lindsey.
February # H5
I am looking for the title(s) or the name of the author of a Regency
romance series that has come out this year. The premise is about
a mother who has gone missing and her children begin searching for
her. The first book involves the oldest son, an Earl or Viscount,
I think, and the second book involves his younger brother, who he
is somewhat estranged from. There are two other children, one called
Ian--whose book is the next in the series--and a daughter. Can you
help me track this down?
SOLVED! A reader suggests the
House of Trent series by Jennifer Haymore: THE DUCHESS HUNT, THE
ROGUE'S PROPOSAL, THE SCOUNDREL'S SEDUCTION, and several more.
February # H6
I'm looking for a book that I read in the mid 90s It's a single
title, historical and is set in the western frontier. I believe
the author's name started with a C. The plot revolves around an
innocent young lady with long red hair, who lives on her own. She
comes across a man who was injured (maybe got shot) and against
her better judgment, decides to take him back to her home and nurse
him back to health. He starts off being ornery with her, unappreciative,
and they don't really get along. She begins to regret caring for
him, but is drawn to him. The more she cares for him, he eventually
falls for her. He either doesn't remember who he his, he eventually
does, or he hides it from her (can't really recall). He turns out
to be wealthy and they end up on a ship for some reason, where drama
SOLVED! Try A MAN'S TOUCH by
Rosalyn West, though there are probably others with this same theme.
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
February # H11
A young girl lives on a farm in the late 19th or beginning of 20th
century in America. She falls in love with a man (his name was maybe
Jack and he was a bit older than her) who works on her fathers farm.
He was always a little refusing but she still loved him. Somehow
she lived in his house for a while and then she got pregnant. She
got sick and needed help; It was really bad; she almost died. After
that, they married secretly. When her father saw them kissing and
being together he got angry and then something happened, I think
he got shot from someone. Before he died he made peace with his
daughter and the heroine told him that they married.
SOLVED! Try ANOTHER DAWN by
February # H12
The gist of the novel is a young girl who desperately wants to
impress a man she thinks she is in love with. After riding on the
back of her horse standing up (thinking this will do the trick),
her father, having had it with her antics, sends her to France to
live with her Aunt and learn to act like a lady. She becomes quite
popular in France, after making friends with one girl who's brother
is somewhat of a rake, and has become quite close to the main character
also. But she catches the eye of A Duke I think it was, during a
costume ball, who finds out her father is going to end up in debtors
prison after gambling issues. He pays off the mans debt with the
condition that he is given her (main character) hand in marriage.
I also remember one chapter where after acting high handed, and
irritating her, she leaves him in the middle of a dance, or she
tries, I can't remember which. I believe it is a regency romance.
SOLVED! Try WHITNEY, MY LOVE
by Judith McNaught, or perhaps DEFIANT ANGEL by Stephanie Stephens
February # H13
The story is set after the fail of some sort of Scottish uprising,the
king of England orders english Nobel men to marry Scottish heiress.
The hero of the story marries his wife when they were both just
kids I think he was 14 and she was 4 or 5 maybe older I forgot.
Anyways they marry and he goes back to England because it all a
political marriage. Years later He's a total payboy and lives it
up. till during a ball he see this beautiful woman walks into the
room with hair like red wine and he falls for her. He get her to
agree to be his mistress. Leter on he finds out that it was actually
his wife that he fallen in love with and she only came back to get
pregnant by him because her clans man were try to over trough her.
Hope what I said gave you enough to find it. By the way the hero
is a second son he has older brother who a earl I think? and also
a sister who ends up running away and marrying his best friend who
also a rough like him, and at first he disproves of the marriage
but later on he's ok with it.
SOLVED! This is A TASTE OF SIN
by Connie Mason.
January # H2
I have been looking for this romance novel that I read about 7
years now. I do remember though that it definitely revolved around
medieval times. The hero is angry and grief stricken because the
women he loved had wed his cousin or brother I think. He is very
upset especially since he realizes that his love is well and truly
happy married to this other man. I think he was a knight because
somehow he ends up hurt and in a castle being treated by the heroine.
She treats him and in a lucid state the hero wakes up and they have
sex. I know for sure that a quote mentioned how the image of the
heroine standing before the fire with her curls tumbling down would
forever be seared in the hero's memory. The next morning the hero
has no memory of the night before and the heroine shortly after
ends up pregnant. Somehow the hero and heroine end up traveling
with the hero's cousin/brother and his wife. By this point both
women are heavily pregnant and the hero still does not know he is
the father of the heroines child. The hero still loves the ex-love
but eventually the truth comes out and he falls deeply in love with
SOLVED! This sounds like SECRET
SONG by Catherine Coulter.
January # H3
The heroine is given to a champion as a prize (possibly by mistake).
Then runs away with her sister who is pregnant and poses as her
January # H4
All I remember is that it is about a young woman who won't speak
because she is scared of someone in town. It's a small town that
she lives in, I believe somewhere in the States and back when they
used wagon's and horses as their mode of transportation. Or perhaps
she couldn't speak because of something that happened to her when
she was younger. There is a young boy who watches out for her and
she him. The townspeople think her sweet but mentally challenged.
A man comes to town and meets her. He immediately takes a liking
to her. I remember there is a country dance sometime in the book.
In the end, they live happily ever after and I believe she begins
January # H6
It is a historical romance set out west. The heroine traveled out
west to visit her friend from school. The friend's father was a
rancher I think. On the way there, her escort was shot at. I think
his name was Miguel or something like that. His grandson was the
hero I think. The hero was a good friend of the heroine's father
who had been killed. The hero dressed in a white poncho and rode
the canyon at night as a phantom/ghost to try to solve the murder.
During the day he worked at the ranch. Her friend liked him too.
I think his name may have been Sloan. At some point they ended up
in a cabin together & kissed.
January # H7
I am looking for a book that is set around the American War of
Independence. It is based around a poor servant who has no family
except for her very sick sibling (cant remember whether it was a
brother or sister). A rich man offers/forces her to take a job spying
on a man they believe is opposing the side of this group of investors.
She goes to this house and meets the gentleman who hires her after
seeing her sick sibling. His household staff are black and he talks
to them as if he is friends with them.
January # H9
I am looking for a historical romance book where the guy, Im
not sure if he is a duke, has a daughter who stays with his sister
after his wife died in a fire incident. His friends bring their
cousin to him, so the cousin can help her find a suitor, but the
cousin ends up falling in love with her. He has a big estate with
a huge pond on his estate.
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