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Subject: Help Me find a good romance like...
Date Posted: 11/17/2008 11:18 PM ET
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Hello! I was wondering if you guys could help me out. I am looking for three types of romances:

 

1. Romances with terribly abused heroines who learn how to live again with the help of a couragous man.

 

2. Romances that has a male character who is trying to enact revenge against a female character who "supposedly" did harm to him.

 

3 Romances with a clutzy, cutesy girl who slowly unthaws the heart of the stern hero.

 

*giggle, Giggle* Putting these thoughts down are so cheesy, but I love these kinds of books!! HEEHEHHEHEHEH

Date Posted: 11/18/2008 12:37 AM ET
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i don't know; you might be able to find that kind of book on my shelf, since I haven't read them all and it's possible there is a book like that listed.

Subject: good romances
Date Posted: 11/20/2008 8:55 PM ET
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OK, my deepest secret vice is: medieval warrior knights.  Remember all those lovely men in the Montgomery series? Can't remember the author now. I love the Michael Jecks former Templar knight mysteries too.

'Course, I love a good WWI or WWII novel like, "Atonement", or the Stephen Ambrose histories like "Citizen Soldier."

janet m.

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Date Posted: 11/20/2008 10:59 PM ET
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1.  abused woman/ strong, nice guy - fourth book of the Carsington series - Not Quite a Lady by Loretta Chase.  The first four books are also great in this series.

2.  Man seeking revenge - One Night with a Prince by Sabrina Jeffries.  Also part of a great series.

I have to think about the last one.  I have read so many this past 2 years, I have to review my library! 

My secret love in romance is the woman who is left by the man she thinks she loves and is utterly heartbroken, only to find that someone so much better is waiting where she least expects.    The Taming of the Duke by Eloisa James.

NOTHING is too Cheesy in ROMANCE!!!!!!

 

Date Posted: 11/25/2008 8:30 PM ET
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3 Romances with a clutzy, cutesy girl who slowly unthaws the heart of the stern hero.

Have you tried Julie Garwood? Most of her historicals have heroines like this.

Date Posted: 11/25/2008 8:41 PM ET
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Thats where I got the idea!!!!

Subject: Abused girls; Cured!
Date Posted: 11/29/2008 7:14 PM ET
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  I think that Catherine Coulter had a lot of those.  Beyond Eden is a contemporary version.  And I know she had a historical one too, but I can't find it.  I didn't put it back in the right box! 

I remember an excellent one by Kay Hooper and the male character was named Fortune, but I can't remember the book title.  She had the garden variety physically abusive husband, until Mr. Fortune comes along and seduces her away...  they get married to each other after she is conveniently made a widow.

Iris Johansen seems to turn a twist on it; and the girl cures the abused guy. 

Elizabeth Lowell did an great one where the girl had lost her memory and it was called "Forget Me Not", where her abusive husband kicked the bucket and she couldn't remember how, and her old highschool sweetheart helped her remember.  A lot of Lowell's older novels are about guy-shy gals...

 

Date Posted: 11/30/2008 12:54 PM ET
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Remember all those lovely men in the Montgomery series? Can't remember the author now.

 

Jude Deveraux wrote a bunch of books about Montgomery men. I think her new one is one of them.

Date Posted: 12/1/2008 1:18 AM ET
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You might want to check in with the Love and Romance thread.  They usually have lots of great ideas.

Subject: abused heroine
Date Posted: 12/1/2008 1:49 AM ET
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This is in the mystery genre as well.  Have you tried Charlaine Harris' Shakespeare series?  She slowly learns to cope with her problem and eventually meets a guy who finally helps her really live her life again!  I think there are 5 books in the series-truly terrific books!

Yvonne

Date Posted: 12/9/2008 4:47 PM ET
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1. Redeeming Love  by Francine Rivers. Whether you're a Christian or not, this is an AWESOME read!

Date Posted: 12/10/2008 1:32 AM ET
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Romances with terribly abused heroines who learn how to live again with the help of a courageous man.

I really like Never Deceive a Duke by Liz Carlyle

 

romance that has a male character who is trying to enact revenge against a female....

Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas

Lady Sophia's Lover by Lisa Kleypas.....in this story....the girl is trying to enact revenge against him....

 

romances with a clutzy, cutesy girl who slowly unthaws the heart of the stern hero....

Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas.......(I'm not sure she's a clutzy....but she's cute and she thaws his heart.  It's a really good book)  this is one of my favorite book.  :D

Come to Me by Lisa Cach.....the girl is a succubus (Creature of the Night World).....she's a clutzy when she was turned into human as punishment because of what she did at the beginning of the book. 

Date Posted: 12/10/2008 8:56 AM ET
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Lauren Willig's heroines are usually a bit klutzy. In a cute way.  Not in a she's an idiot way. 

Date Posted: 12/13/2008 2:51 PM ET
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For your first one, I'd suggest River Lady by Jude Deveraux.  That book is really, really good imo!!! :)

For your third one, I'd suggest The Accidental Bride by Jane Feather.  Great book, imo! :)

Date Posted: 12/15/2008 9:11 PM ET
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I think probably anything written by Diana Palmer would fit your requirements to a tee.  There are quite a few in the system, I think I still have some as well.