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Subject: Help with book title...
Date Posted: 2/17/2009 12:10 AM ET
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I read this book in college between 1989 and '91, and have thought about it from time to time since I don't know what happened to it after that.

The story starts in England where a woman rescues a man from a train wreck, and he at first can't remember who he is. He is attracted to the woman taking care of him, but when he regains his memory realizes she is his sister! He had come to England to collect her and her children and take them home to Texas where he is a wealthy landowner. He never met his sister, I think she was actually maybe his half-sister, and the woman taking care of him is not really his sister but a friend of his sister's, and the sister had died. She lets him think that she is his sister so that he will take her with him because she wants to stay with the children. They go to Texas, taking along a woman named Diane or Diana (imagine that, I remember that name and not the main characters!) who is a helper or servant of sorts to the other woman. She is not a nice person though she puts on a facade that she is, and once they get to Texas Diane falls in with a bad guy and together they plot against the main characters. Meanwhile the man is struggling with the fact that he is strongly and sexually attracted to the woman he thinks is his sister, and there are some pretty steamy scenes, one of which is them watching each other masturbate. He eventually finds out the truth and is mad but marries her, then Diane starts pulling stuff like pretending he tried to sexually assault her and other efforts to get them apart.

Anyone who has any ideas at all about what book or author this could be I would sure appreciate the help!

 

 

Date Posted: 2/18/2009 11:41 AM ET
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Have you posted this over at AAR Message board or anywhere else?  I really hope you find out what it is because I'd like to read it, too.

Date Posted: 2/19/2009 12:07 AM ET
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Thanks for the suggestion, I haven't done much in forums so that site was new to me. It's there now, and if someone there comes up with it I'll post the answer here and vice versa.

Yep, it was a really good book and I have gone crazy over the years thinking about it because it was one I would swear I kept, but never found it. My husband probably got a hold of it and sold it in a yard sale for a nickel :p

Date Posted: 2/19/2009 9:29 AM ET
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there are some pretty steamy scenes, one of which is them watching each other masturbate

this is after he learns the truth right? lol

 

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 2:17 PM ET
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Could it be on this list somewhere?  Does anything look familiar?  I really hope you find out what it is.

www.likesbooks.com/allfamily.html

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 3:35 PM ET
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I am on the list of people who want to know about the title of this book.  I love mistaken identity stories and if there is steam, well, so much bettter.

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 10:06 PM ET
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Angie, thanks so much for the link, it will take me a little time to check out the books there but if I find the title among them I will share asap. :)

Date Posted: 2/5/2012 1:22 PM ET
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The book you are looking for is DECEPTIONS OF THE HEART by Patricia Pellicane. Love that book!

 

WICKED WEB
When Cassie Talbot rescued the semi-conscious man from the side of the road, she never expected to be so drawn to the cad. And when she discovered his true identity, she knew that he could never know the secret of who she really was. That truth would come at the cost of all that she held dear... But something kept drawing her back into his caress, yearning for yet another kiss. His touch was like a powerful drug, and once Cassie had one taste of his lips she became obsessed with the thought of more...

TANGLED LIES
For the first time in his life, Cameron Chandler was afraid. He had sailed the world and known many women, but there was something different about the daring vixen who saved his life. Maybe it was the way she fit so perfectly in his embrace, or the way her dark blue eyes mirrored his own passion... Cameron knew that she was keeping the truth of her identity close to her chest, but he swore to expose it and deal with the consequences. He knew one fact for certain: Cassie Talbot was his now to love, cherish and to protect against any Deceptions of the Heart

 

 

Happy reading.

Date Posted: 2/13/2012 11:27 PM ET
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Jenny, thanks so much! I can't believe you found this thread 3 years later and knew what the book was!