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Subject: DONE!! THANKS!!!
Date Posted: 3/6/2011 11:09 PM ET
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Does anyone recognize this book or remember website I can enter info into  to get some help figuring this out?

Book had to be written early 1980's or 1990's. I remember a symbol on cover: Heartfire, Zebra, etc...

Was about a young woman and her brother traveling together. Brother pays for passage on ship by having sex with another man. Not really sure whether he is really gay or not. Later she becomes separated from her brother.

Not very helpful, but this is about all I can remember. It was a really good book. Was thinking the author's name was Judith or that the last name possibly started with an F, but it has been 13 years since I read the book.



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Date Posted: 3/7/2011 6:01 AM ET
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There was an anthor called Judith French back in those days, but I'm not sure if she wrote for Zebra - I know she did some Avon hist/roms.

Gail

Date Posted: 3/10/2011 3:20 PM ET
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It wasn't Judith French; I am pretty sure. Thanks though.

Date Posted: 3/11/2011 6:10 PM ET
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Sounds like a interesting book , if you ever find out the title please let us know . thanks !

Date Posted: 3/11/2011 7:32 PM ET
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I'm thinking it's Broken Wing by Judith James (this is a reissue book, it's originally from 1990)

but it could be Once and Always by Judith McNaught (again a reissue) or it could be

Beast by Judith Ivory

Hope this helps!

Date Posted: 3/11/2011 7:51 PM ET
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It's definitely not Beast.

Date Posted: 3/12/2011 11:14 AM ET
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It could possibly be Broken Wing. I will have to get a copy to read to be sure. Thanks for the suggestions.



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I have a copy, will browse through for you.

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Not seeing anything like that in Broken Wing - do you remember where it was in the book? Was the journey at the start or later?

Also, I don't find any mention of it having been previously published (it came out in 2008.) Do you remember where you saw that,  Diana?

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Thanks Willa. I am pretty certain the journey is in the very beginning. Seems like they may be running from an abusive family member or something.

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No, not BW.

Date Posted: 3/12/2011 4:23 PM ET
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I really think the book was published 80's, maybe early 90's.



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Willa- I saw it on Amazon.com

Date Posted: 3/13/2011 11:52 AM ET
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YOu could always try asking for help from www.smartbitchestrashybooks.com.  They have a fun feature they call HABO (Help A Bitch Out) where they ask their readership to help someone identify a book.  From my experience the stranger the details (uh, brother has sex with another guy to fund a voyage?) the more likely they are to pick it and almost always someone can identify it!  Also, I think they appreciate a bit of humor in the request.  Try it!

 

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Thanks Sara. I believe I will.

Date Posted: 3/14/2011 3:37 PM ET
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Well, I emailed them. Will post here if I ever discover the title, LOL! Thanks all.

Date Posted: 3/16/2011 7:07 AM ET
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Saw your HABO on the site- yea! They picked yours!  Awesome!  Now, if only someone can come up with it.  If nothing else, there will be lots of entertainment value in the responses....:)

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hah, i thought i recognized the HABO that started off Crazysauce day.  :)

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Wow I would love to find out what book this is, sounds like something I would like to read.  This was posted on HABO

 

The hero may have been named Colt, or he was so fond of his Colt rifle that even my twelve-year-old self knew it was a metaphor for Something Naughty.  The climax of the novel happened in the last or second-to-last chapter, in which the heroine on the verge of giving birth and gets her sorry ass kidnapped and held captive, chained to a bed in a saloon hotel room upstairs.  Her family may or may not own the saloon.  There is some stairs-destroying going down and it’s up to Mr. Colt to come rescue her—but it’s a trap!  She gets knocked out (with the butt of a gun?), he kills the Big Bad, who I think might be her brother, and they live happily ever after with an epilogue full of babies.

 

 

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I would like to know what that one is and this one also.  Btw, I think mine is possibly Rapture's Rendezvous by Cassie Edwards. In process of getting a copy. :)

in the late 70s/early 80s, a historical where “the hero is the heroine’s father’s enemy.  He kidnaps her, rapes her, falls in love, she gets away, he follows her to a leprosarium(!) even though he has a horror of leprosy because it killed his mama and when he gets there he gets down on the ground, groveling, and washes the heroine’s feet amidst all the lepers.” 

Aaargh!  I can see the scene in my mind, but I can’t remember the novel’s name!

I want to say it was set in Louisiana, which was later home to the only leper colony in the US at Carville.  What the hero didn’t know was that leprosy, or Hansen’s Disease, isn’t that easy to catch but it sure can scare the living daylights out of you.  I want to say the hero was a pirate, but then, I always want to say the hero was a pirate. 

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Sorry, I have no idea, but it does sound interesting. 

Date Posted: 3/17/2011 10:15 PM ET
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Bertie,

The only western novel I know of with a character named Colt is Johanna Lindsey's Savage Thunder.  I read it such a long time ago (went through my western stage in the 80s and 90s) I'm not sure if that saloon scene is in the book or not.  But I know I read a book that had that scene in it around that time.  I was almost exclusively reading western romances and was heavily in to Lindsey...which is why I recalled the book first.  I'm sure that was one of the first books to be considered though, so I'm not sure how much help it is...if any : /



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Heather,

 

 Thanks, I will try to check that out. It just sounded like something I would like to read