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Subject: Help Me Find this book please
Date Posted: 3/6/2010 12:47 AM ET
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I'm looking for a book that was either written in the late 80's or early to mid 90s.  I'm not sure.  It's about a woman whose parents marry a man by proxy, and she moves to the country that he lives but he is not there.  The only one that is there is his sister and the farm worker.  Her and the the farm worker fall in love.  These goes on for a couple of months until she hears from her husband that he will arriving in the next couple of day.  When her husband steps out of the carriage its the farm worker.  He posed as the farm worker because he actually wanted his wife to love him for him, and not his title or money.  And actually liked doing the work because it helped him know what problems the farm has.  Thank you if you can find.  I've been looking for weeks and can't find it.

Date Posted: 3/6/2010 12:52 AM ET
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Ohhhh I want to read it too....quick, someone, anyone, tell us this books identity and I shall spare you a kick into the Sparta hole. :)

Date Posted: 3/6/2010 4:03 AM ET
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Jessica, you mention a farm setting, but I'm wondering if you remember... was it a Regency England farm? Or an American farm? You mentioned that the husband had a title, so should we assume Regency?

Colleen

Date Posted: 3/6/2010 10:45 AM ET
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It was set in England or at least in Europe. It was not set in America.  Thanks.

Date Posted: 3/6/2010 1:33 PM ET
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Oh yes I want to read it too!  I hope someone can find it.  Sounds like a plot line that I'd like.

Date Posted: 3/6/2010 1:36 PM ET
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Like other people, I want to read it too!..LOL I hope somebody finds it.

Jessica, do you remember what the book cover look liked?

Date Posted: 3/6/2010 2:37 PM ET
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Could it possibly be Creole Captive by Patricia Pellicane?  I haven't read it, but it was listed in an old thread about books where the hero/husband is in disguise or mistaken for someone else, and the description sounds similar, although it says the hero is a stableboy not farm worker.



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Date Posted: 3/6/2010 3:44 PM ET
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No it's not Creole Captive, but its pretty similar to that except set over in Europe.  In the book you don't know the stablehand/farm hand is actually the husband until the end of the book.  Thank you though, that book looks too.:)

Date Posted: 3/6/2010 4:14 PM ET
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I read one where the guy is a stable hand at the estate?  but I have never read Ceole Captive.

But if you figure this one out be sure to let us know.

Date Posted: 3/6/2010 11:45 PM ET
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omg i really want to read this book now. can u describe the cover and maybe that will help?

Date Posted: 3/6/2010 11:49 PM ET
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wait it sounds really similar to Man of my Dreams by Johanna Lindsey. can that be it?

Date Posted: 3/7/2010 11:53 AM ET
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It has been over 10-15 years since I read the book, and I borrowed it from a friend at the time.  I'm pretty sure it had a man and woman on the front, that's all I can remember.  It is not Man of My Dreams, but that book sounds good.  Thank you.

Date Posted: 3/8/2010 6:23 PM ET
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 I really want to find this book, the reason I think I want to reread it again so bad, is because it was one of the first romance novels I ever read.  I wish I could remember the title or arthur.  Thanks everyone for looking and trying to help me.

 

Date Posted: 3/10/2010 10:25 AM ET
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Go to www.abebooks.com and  click on Book Slueth, you can post a description of the storyline there and maybe someone will be able to give you the title/author of the book. I've used this option a few times and have had great success at finding the titles i was looking for. Give it a try and let us know what happens.

Date Posted: 3/10/2010 7:12 PM ET
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Thanks I will try the book sleuth and see if they can help.  If they  find the book I will let everyone on here know what book it is.  Thanks again everyone.

Date Posted: 3/10/2010 7:51 PM ET
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There's also whatsthatbook.com (I've answered a lot there) and the Smart Bitches, Trashy Books "Help a Bitch Out".

Date Posted: 3/10/2010 8:16 PM ET
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" help a bitch out"?? LOL, that's the funniest thing i've read all day!

Date Posted: 3/10/2010 8:28 PM ET
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romantictimes.com has a message board with a book sleuth section..free to join for the boards.

Date Posted: 3/13/2010 5:45 PM ET
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romantictimes.com is having a bunch of problems, tells everyone they are suspended. told me and I am not even a member  LOL

And please make sure you post the title in here I can not wait to read this book



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Date Posted: 3/13/2010 6:29 PM ET
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You can also post to the all about romance boards.

Date Posted: 3/13/2010 8:50 PM ET
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Don't know if this is it, but take a look at Wicked Groom by Kihlstrom:

http://www.amazon.com/Wicked-Groom-April-Kihlstrom/dp/0451187504

Date Posted: 3/16/2010 3:29 PM ET
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Any luck?!

Date Posted: 3/16/2010 6:56 PM ET
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I just posted this on the Historical Board on Goodreads.

Date Posted: 3/17/2010 12:01 PM ET
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If you find out  please post!  I want to read it too

Date Posted: 3/17/2010 9:39 PM ET
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Someone on goodreads suggested it might be a Debbie Macomber book. Does that trigger anythign for anyone?

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