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Subject: Book Search: Old regency, possibly a "Candlelight"
Date Posted: 5/18/2012 2:24 PM ET
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(This search was posted on another book site & it sounds so good, I'd like to find it both for the original searcher and myself!)

I could swear it's an old Candlelight, but it might be from some other publisher.

It's a bit complicated from what I remember....Heroine & brother are identical twins. Brother is a good-for-nothing. She's been taking care of their dying father who treats her cruelly. The Brother owes the hero a lot of money and runs off. Heroine dresses as her brother and takes the blame. The hero, thinking "the brother" is a cowardly sissy makes "him" live in his own and serve him to work off what is owed.

Meantime, she (still dressed as her brother) and the hero return to the home when the father is dying. Father reveals that he'd have perferred that the daughter had died. When the Father dies, they leave only to meet up with a man who thinks she is her brother and he is angry because the brother seduced his sister, so he punches her. Examining the so called "brother", the hero is horrified to discover that "he" is a "she".

-- This was all to go on, does it sound familiar to anyone else?   Thanks in advance for suggestions.

Date Posted: 5/18/2012 3:08 PM ET
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The sister and brother are identical twins? I don't think this can be a Candlelight, sounds more like a paranormal line. ;-)

Date Posted: 5/18/2012 5:39 PM ET
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It doesn't sound like a Candlelight to me either. Heyer did a cross-dressing story but it's been a very, very long time since I've read it - can't remember any of the plot.

GAil

Date Posted: 5/18/2012 7:22 PM ET
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My thought too Willa!  They can't be identical twins unless one had had a sex change operation!

Date Posted: 5/21/2012 9:24 AM ET
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Date Posted: 5/21/2012 2:51 PM ET
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Uh -- sorry, no. This is a friendly group and we like to have fun with each other. No one was intending to make fun of you, since you weren't the original person who wrote the question.

From your previous posts, you only come here for help with book IDs. That's perfectly fine and we're happy to help, but we're fellow romance lovers here, not a business or a public service.



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Date Posted: 5/21/2012 7:22 PM ET
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It's an open forum, anyone can post whatever they want whereever they want to as long as it doesn't violate the site's TOU.

It just struck me as funny.  I still giggle over identical boy/girl twins.  The person that originally posted this from whereever you copied it from was a bit confused!

Date Posted: 5/21/2012 9:24 PM ET
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Susan, do you know what period/country it's set in, historical or contemporary, England, US?????  It niggles at my memory but not sure from what you've given.

Subject: Book search solved:
Date Posted: 5/24/2012 12:24 PM ET
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It's been solved - turns out it was a "Coventry" romance, by Elizabeth Chater:     Milord's Liegewoman