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Subject: First Love...
Date Posted: 10/25/2012 3:25 PM ET
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Am wanting read a book about two people who fall in love but whose paths take them in different directions but who find each other many years later and fall in love again (or, realize they were never out of love). A love story.

Does Nicholas Sparks have a book like that? Or Barbara Delinsky? Or someone else as popular?

I don't want anything too unbelievable or far-fetched.  No Harlequin Romances.

Date Posted: 10/25/2012 3:33 PM ET
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There is one that comes to mind for me, and it is a little unusual in that it is a true story.  It Happened on Maple Street (True Vows)

The True Vows books are true love stories that are told to an author, who then writes the book, however in this case, the author, Tara Taylor Quinn, wrote about her own experience.  I've read several of the True Vows books, and this one was by far the best.  It was quite an intense story, and I have to warn you that there is some disturbing subject matter, but what a story this woman has to tell.  I could not put it down until I finished it.

Date Posted: 10/25/2012 5:45 PM ET
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The Sweet Gum Tree by Katherine Allred.  It was a great book, but be prepared to cry.

Daisy's Back in Town by Rachel Gibson

Shiloh Walker has a couple, No Longer Mine (another heartbreaker) and The Missing

Nicholas Sparks' latest The Best of Me kind of falls into this category, but DOES NOT have an HEA for the couple.

Date Posted: 10/25/2012 7:12 PM ET
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Look at some of Lavyrle Spencer's books.  I think she has one or two books along those plot lines, Bygones, etc.

Here's Spencer's page on Fantastic Fiction's website.

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Date Posted: 10/25/2012 10:08 PM ET
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Oh I forgot about Daisy's Back In Town. Thats one of my fave too!

Date Posted: 10/25/2012 11:22 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/26/2012 7:59 AM ET
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If Best of Me doesn't end well, I don't think I want to read it!  I am looking to immerse myself in a good, happy-ending, love story.

Thank you for all these; I am headed to my local half-price bookstore and library this weekend!

Date Posted: 10/26/2012 8:08 AM ET
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A list called Reunited (from All About Romance) which has lots of this topic Link . Hope this helps.

Date Posted: 10/26/2012 10:54 PM ET
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If you have not read A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute, you should do so immediately.  The original title I read it under in the 1960's was The Legacy.  Just the best romance ever!

Date Posted: 10/28/2012 9:43 PM ET
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Great link, Jane.  I know I'd read many lovers reunited books before but couldn't put titles to the thread response.  Amazed after reading your link's list how many I have read over the years.

Date Posted: 1/19/2013 9:28 PM ET
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If you don't mind historicals there's Nan Ryan's YOU BELONG TO MY HEART which is a nice lovers reunited story; set during the Civil War.   I don't like Nan Ryan books but this one was good.  


Date Posted: 1/20/2013 2:06 PM ET
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Tallchief by Sharon Sala/Dinah McCall

Deep in the Heart by Sharon Sala

The Fiercest Heart by Sharon Sala (in a book titled Deadlier than the Male with a short story by Colleen Thompson also.)

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Date Posted: 1/21/2013 8:38 PM ET
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This is my favorite theme, My all time fav. as someone already mentioned is  Sweet Gum Tree,

others include

Tempt me tonight             

Sleeping at The Magnolia     by  Lisa Brown 

True Blue   by  Luanne Rice 

I Promise    by  Joan Johnston 



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