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Subject: Does anyone recognize this plot....
Date Posted: 4/15/2010 3:09 PM ET
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I read this several years ago and hope I'm remembering it right.  The hero was an exsoldier who came back from Waterloo with some kind of head injury which meant that he would just blurt out whatever he was thinking which led to people thinking he was mad.  The story basically was how he and the heroine got together (can't remember details): I think I remember this one because it was probably the first one I had read that actually had someone who didn't come back from the wars as a great soldier with no scars (physical or mental): I'd like to read it again.  I hope someone recognizes it!  Thank you!

Vandana

Date Posted: 4/15/2010 8:39 PM ET
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Interesting because it really does sound familiar but I can't put my finger on it. Was it a Mary Jo Putney novel? Sheridan from Kinsale's Seize the Fire is without any boundaries following his soldiering however he is considered a hero. Its one of my favorite Kinsale books! I'm interested in other's thoughts on this because I know I have read this book lol.

Date Posted: 4/16/2010 5:09 AM ET
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I don't think its a Mary Jo Putney as I don't remember ever reading her. For some reason i keep thinking it might Elizabeth Boyle: I should go through her books.  There was another one I read (don't know if it was part of hte same serieis, or if its a series at all) which had a soldier come back with a terrribly disfigured face (burn scars I think) and he basically withdrew from society : I don't remember that one very well though.

I'm going to have to try Kinsale:  I just have so many books on my tbr and not enough time to get to them all!

Date Posted: 4/16/2010 6:44 AM ET
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To Beguile a Beast - Elizabeth Hoyt has a reclusive wounded/scarred soldier. Its not one of her best imo but still good.

Date Posted: 4/16/2010 9:08 AM ET
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I remember To Beguile a Beast but not the others in that series having the theme you're looking for though it sounds vaguely familiar as something I've seen mentioned here or somewhere else but haven't read myself...wow if that's not her best I'm really looking forward to reading her best! actually I liked the 4 books as a whole unit I guess rather than individually though Iliked the couple and humor in To Seduce a Sinner the best and the hero in To Beguile a Beast..I liked how he 'fixed things'. I've heard the Prince trilogy was better so looking forward to starting those one of these days!

I'll post on romantictimes.com and see if anyone there recognizes it.



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Date Posted: 4/16/2010 10:42 AM ET
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Sounds like a Lisa Kleypas to me, but I'm not sure which one.

Date Posted: 4/16/2010 12:15 PM ET
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The Hero in To Beguile a Beast was disfigured in the American Revolutionary War.  Not Waterloo.  And he was not a soldier but a scientist.   Boy, there are lot of damaged Heros out there from Waterloo..........Who could it be.....?

Date Posted: 4/16/2010 12:48 PM ET
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Thank you all: I checked Elizabeth Hoyt and Elizabeth Boyle storylines and none of them sees to be the one I'm thinking of.  I know I have never read Putney so its not her. I have read a lot of Kleypas so let me go back and check hers.

Thanks all!

Vandana

Date Posted: 4/16/2010 1:24 PM ET
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Here's the suggestion from RT

In the anthology: The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown by Julia Quinn, Suzanne Enoch, Karen Hawkins, and Mia Ryan. The short by Mia Ryan fits your requirements. He is indeed a wounded soldier (shot in the head - if I remember) and has trouble getting the right words out and in the proper order. And trying to be polite to the people of the ton just isn't working Embarassed especially trying to court a young lady.

someone else was trying to find somethign similar and the responder remembered the thread and linked me to it. It's part of an anthology though so might not be it..

Date Posted: 4/16/2010 2:20 PM ET
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What Susanna said is what came to my mind.

Date Posted: 4/16/2010 3:01 PM ET
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That may be it!  I know I've read the further obs..... so it may be in there: I think I have it - let me go see

Date Posted: 4/16/2010 3:03 PM ET
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Here's one with a similar plot  Yours Until Dawn by Teresa Medeiros where the hero comes back blind from the battle of Trafalgar and the heroine helps him deal with his blindness (he retires from society, his family sorts of abandons him, etc.)

Date Posted: 4/16/2010 3:08 PM ET
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don't have it: will have to check it out tomorrow at the library 

Thanks again!

Date Posted: 4/16/2010 3:09 PM ET
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D.G. : I like Teresa Medeiros: I'll have to look for that one. Thanks!

Date Posted: 4/16/2010 6:46 PM ET
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I just ordered that Teresa Medeiros.  I like the ones about sight problems.

Date Posted: 4/16/2010 7:10 PM ET
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I ordered the Teresa Medeiros book too.  It looks really good!

Date Posted: 4/17/2010 1:28 AM ET
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Susannah you've caused me to be interested in the Whistledown book! lol!  I PMd someone on the site who has it on her bookshelf about a deal.  :)

Date Posted: 4/17/2010 4:27 PM ET
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FYI : just to confirm,  it is the Meg Ryan story (A Dozen Kisses) in the anthology Further Observations of Lady Whistledown.  Thank you all so very much!  I've picked up Yours Till Dawn as well so I'm looking forward to reading that as well. 

Date Posted: 4/17/2010 4:28 PM ET
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Did I say Meg Ryan:  I meant Mia Ryan!  Sorry!:)

Date Posted: 4/17/2010 5:23 PM ET
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thanks for posting Vandana - I'll let the lady on RT know she had the right on in mind! I may have to read this one myself LOL!

Date Posted: 4/17/2010 7:32 PM ET
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That Teresa Medeiros book is REALLY good. Please let me know how you like it when you're done with it! :)

Date Posted: 4/17/2010 8:19 PM ET
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That Medieros book is the first romance I ever bought for myself. (Not counting Georgette Heyer.) I have never reread it though, fearing it won't live up to my memory.

Date Posted: 4/18/2010 9:20 AM ET
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I didn't love Yours Until Dawn - I remember being disappointed after reading such stellar reviews.

Date Posted: 4/18/2010 9:41 AM ET
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I just finished Yours Until Dawn (borrowed from the library) : thanks for letting me know about it!  I really enjoyed it - maybe I should have seen the way it all tied together coming  but I didn't.  Left me smiling.