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Subject: Help!!! Looking for early 90s (or late 80s) Harlequin book!
Date Posted: 8/13/2010 2:27 PM ET
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Any Harlequin fantatics/historians, please help me!!  I've been searching FOREVER for a Harlequin book I read in 1990/1991.  I can't remember the title, author, or names of the main characters (ugh!!!), however the plot of the (then) contemporary story is about a recently divorced in-her-30s-mom of two goes back to her hometown during the summer while her kids stay with their dad.   She stays at her aunt's home (I think it was her aunt, and NOT her mother), and is courted by a former friend/flame from her highschool days.  He (I think his name was Brodie maybe?) is a former football superstar who now lives back in his hometown and coaches the football team.  During the summer, he helps her regain her confidence and they fall in love, of course.  This is a pretty typical, standard story except for the end where the love scene is over the top and hilarious.  This was published either as Harlequin Blaze or Desire; the cover was red, but I can't remember the actual portrait on the cover!

I REALLY want to find this book, especially since I still remember it even twenty years after it was published!!  I know there are some Harlequin buffs/collectors out there who MUST have this book in their collection.  Any help in finding this story is appreciated!!!   heart

Date Posted: 8/13/2010 3:24 PM ET
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Not sure about these.

 

Together Again by Ruth Jean Dale

Farell and Ward...together again

When divorce battered Kate Ward's ego, she took comfort in potatoes. Now she was not only alone, she was overweight and frumpy, too . . . and feeling very sorry for herself. Still, she clung to the fantasy that one day her ex would return, begging for forgiveness. But it was another man from her past who appeared .. . .

The Great Brodie Farell, ex-superstar jock, had always been like a brother to Kate. And no one but Brodie could inspire Kate to take up jogging and tap dancing. No one but Brodie could give her back her self-esteem. No one but Brodie could replace her favorite fantasy with one so steamy and forbidden .. ..

 

 

The Return of Eden McCall by Judith Duncan

SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGED

Eden McCall was still dazzled by the sweeping valley view from her parents' front porch. Still frustrated by her family's problems. Still crazy about rugged loner Brodie Malone...

But Eden had another life row, and a daughter who desperately needed her protection. She couldn't get caught up in memories--or anything more.

The moment Brodie saw her, it was almost as if she'd never left. Almost as if time and youthful mistakes hadn't wrenched them apart. But a man like Brodie didn't forgive. He didn't forget, either. Not the heartache--and not the passion.

WIDE OPEN SPACES: In the shadow of the Rockies lies a land where passions run high -- and love can last forever.

Date Posted: 8/13/2010 7:31 PM ET
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The Return of Eden McCall was a Silhouette Intimate Moments

It would NOT have been a Harlequin Blaze, that line did not start until 2001.  The Harlequin Temptation line (that the Blaze line evolved from) did not have red covers until about 1993, before that they were yellow.

The Silhouette Desire line has always had red covers so that is probably the line it came from.  No other Harlequin/Silhouette line that I can think of has always had red covers or would have had them in 1990/91.

I am not familiar with the story although I was reading that line at that time.  Will do some looking though to see if I can find anything.

Date Posted: 8/17/2010 12:00 AM ET
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It couldn't be a Harlequin Blaze as I don't remember any of their storylines having a married woman with a child.  All the women are single, independent, and looking for a romance.

Date Posted: 8/24/2010 1:37 PM ET
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Amber C, that's it!!!  Together Again by Ruth Jean Dale, from the Harlequin Temptation line, is indeed the book I've been looking for (and have already requested)!!!  To everone who posted, Thank you SO MUCH for all of the great info.  THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU!!!!!    wink

Date Posted: 8/24/2010 10:02 PM ET
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Your welcome. I hope you enjoy reading the book again.