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Subject: Need book suggestions
Date Posted: 4/12/2010 10:09 AM ET
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I just finished reading the book " The Magic of Ordinary Days" in which the heroine is pregnant and unwed, in order to avoid scandal she is married off to a stranger on a remote Colorado farm.

Does anyone know any good storylines that are simular to this. Pregnant heroine, sent off to marry a stranger and slowly falls in love with him? I prefer it to be American based. I'm not into Regency or European storylines. It can be either historical or contemporary. I would just like to read another good storyline like the one above. thanks!

Date Posted: 4/12/2010 10:42 AM ET
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Sweet Lullaby by Lorraine Heath. Fab author. its american historical and get ur hankies out

Date Posted: 4/12/2010 2:40 PM ET
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Thanks Seton, unfortunately that one is hard to find. I've got it on my list already, ordered it off Amazon and the item never arrived, tried again and the item was out of stock.

Date Posted: 4/12/2010 2:56 PM ET
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Cheryl St. John seems to adore these types of storylines. Her plots always have some variation of pregnant heroine in dire circumstances when she meets the hero. The one that would probably best meet your request would be His Secondhand Wife. Some other ones that you might be interested in looking into are The Mistaken Widow and The Tenderfoot Bride, but I would say probably the majority of her books involves an unwed mother.

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Date Posted: 4/12/2010 4:53 PM ET
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Hi Tanya,

Most of the books I read don't have that theme but they are still good reading.  Have you tried Robyn Carr's Virgin River books?  They are fantastic good reading.  One of the first ones is about a battered wife that runs from her abusive husband.  She has a little boy and despite her problems finds love with a wonderful man.  The Virgin River books are all about caring people and community set in a fictional town but in a real part of northern California. Danielle Steele may have a book or two with the theme you are looking for.  I quit reading her several years ago but loved her books at one time.   Good luck finding more books you enjoy.

Take care & happy reading,

Donna M

Date Posted: 4/12/2010 6:04 PM ET
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Catherine Anderson's Annie's Song. Heroine is pregnant as a result of the rape of heroes' brother. Its a keeper for me!

Date Posted: 4/12/2010 6:15 PM ET
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Theresa Michaels(Anita Mills) and at least one other psedo that I can't remember right now, has a couple Corner of Heaven and Simple Gifts are two that spring to mind. 

Cheryl Reavis has also done this story line-Bartered Bride for one & in a contemporary setting...Navajo Family Blessings series "Meggie's Baby". 

Susan Mallery(Macias when she's doing Americana) has one that I really liked A Shot in the Dark. 

In addition to Cheryl St. John, I'd say that Carolyn Davidson would be one to check out-though I can't think of exact titles for that storyline right now.....



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Date Posted: 4/12/2010 10:16 PM ET
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Just as an aside - the Magic of Ordinary Days was made into a telemovie a few years ago that was just on this past weekend with Kerri Russell as the woman married off  -- sweet story though I'm sure the book was more fulfilling -- I think is saw it on Hallmark or Lifetime?

Date Posted: 4/12/2010 11:29 PM ET
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How about Colorado Courtship by Carolyn Davidson.  She is widowed on the wagon train headed west and has to "choose a man or be left behind", she's preggers, and the wagon train scout marries her.

Date Posted: 4/13/2010 9:43 AM ET
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Thanks for the suggestions ladies..........i have read the Cheryl St.John's, Carolyn davidsons,Robyn Carrs and Catherine Anderson's books that have been mentioned. I guess we all have good taste? lol, Some of the others that are mentioned i will definitely look into!

Yes, the Magic of Ordinary Days was played on Hallmark Channel with Keri Russell and Skeet Ulrich (who was soooo adorable cute in this movie!) that is why i decided to read the book. To be honest i enjoyed the movie better, the book was good too but some of the storyline was changed for the movie. In the book there was a more in depth storyline involving the Japanese sisters who befriended the heroine in the book. Watching the movie i kept thinking "what's with this secondary character line with the Japanese sisters??" and was annoyed with it because i thought the movie was mostly about the romance between Kerri and Skeet's characters.The book is the opposite.

Date Posted: 4/16/2010 6:39 AM ET
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Go to dbfiction.com and look at Sheri Whitefeather's Tureno Bride series, particularly "Expecting Thunder's Baby".  There are 3 of these and I just finished them.  They were really good.  Also take a look at Joan Johnston's Bitter Creek series, particularly "The Loner:", "The Price", "The Cowboy", and "The Next Mrs. Blackthorne" and Hawk's Way series.  I loved the Hawk's Way series.  I love reading the series books.

Sheila