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Subject: Help - Still Looking For the Same Book
Date Posted: 3/19/2009 5:49 PM ET
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It's been awhile since I asked so thought I'd try again.

Years ago I read a book thaat starts off with a young woman falling through a thatch roof and getting stuck there.

This happens just as the knight that has come to take over her lands and marry her ( by the Kings edict ) arrives.

The roof is the home of the local  healer/witch,  the knight is dreaded and the girl is somewhat independent. 

Does anybody have a clue about the title or author of this book?

Thanks

Sheri

Date Posted: 3/20/2009 1:56 PM ET
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This sounds familiar.  I think I might have read it.  Did the cover have a handsome knight (of course) kind of sitting and a beautiful blond behind him and kind of leanign over him? I'm picturing the cover of the book I'm thinking of but can't remember the title. 

Date Posted: 3/20/2009 2:21 PM ET
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Hmm...  Is it What She Wants by Lynsay Sands?

Date Posted: 3/20/2009 4:17 PM ET
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That's exactly the book I was thinking it was. But I read it so long ago I don't remember what. But the cover came to mind.

Date Posted: 3/20/2009 4:28 PM ET
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I've never read it myself, but your description of the cover brought it to my mind:P  How funny is that?  Hope that's it.  The AAR review sounds like it could be.

Date Posted: 3/20/2009 4:35 PM ET
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sounds funny..the only one I remember with the woman and a thatched roof is Christmas Knight by christina Skye but that's not it since it was atime travel.

Date Posted: 3/20/2009 5:47 PM ET
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Desire by Amanda Quick has a thatched roof scene, but it is at the end.  Teresa Medeiros is the first name that pops into my head.  But the books don't fit the scene although they fit the mood.

Date Posted: 3/20/2009 6:56 PM ET
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It sounds like it might be Lynn Kurland to me. Do you remember if it had any sex scenes?  I'm almost sure it's not Medeiros, I don't remember that from any of her books.

Date Posted: 3/20/2009 7:22 PM ET
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What She Wants by Lynsay Sands

that's the same one i was thinking of, but i know he's come to marry her due to his uncle's will, and i'm not sure about the roof thing.  it does match the healer/witch part, and the independant part.

Date Posted: 3/20/2009 8:05 PM ET
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Amazon has the view the first pages option on What She Wants.  And it does not start with the thatch scene.  But the healer/witch was a popular theme for a time.  I know there are more books with that.

Date Posted: 3/20/2009 9:57 PM ET
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Ok, where the heck is Sheri?  I'm dying to know what this thing is now:P

Date Posted: 3/20/2009 10:22 PM ET
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Sorry that's not it...... I had high hopes!

In will ck out the other suggestions and get back to you.

thanks for all your time and keepn the suggestions coming!

 

Sheri

Date Posted: 3/20/2009 10:41 PM ET
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Desire by Amanda Quick is a  posssibility

at least from the synopsis

I'll have to check that one closer and get back to you

Going to Amazon now.

 

Sheri

 

 

Date Posted: 3/20/2009 11:00 PM ET
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Scratch Desire,  that's not the book,  it sounds good though so I think I'll read it

So, not a Kurland or a Medeiros, not Desire and not What She Wants.

So far I've tried here on PBS, AbesBooks, Fictiondb,  so far I'm the only person in the world that ever read this book!

Of course,  I was recovering from heart bypass and on good drugs so maybe I just dreamed it! 

Date Posted: 3/20/2009 11:26 PM ET
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shari anton has some knight books though I've only read one and it wasn't this one...dodd and devereaux I think have 'knight' titles. monica mccarty too.  medeiros i know writes kinda funny but you said it wasn't hers...mabye we can try posting on romantic times' book sleith?



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Date Posted: 3/21/2009 2:25 AM ET
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Desire was one of Amanda Quick's very few medieval/knight books.  (Was there 3? The gem one, the perfume one, and?)  Her earlier books have much more humor than the mysteries she is doing now.  But in Desire the older women is a healer and nun.

I am assuming the one you are looking for was a medieval.  Am I wrong in assuming it was slightly humorous?  It sounds so familiar.

Date Posted: 3/22/2009 1:18 PM ET
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Hi Emily,

The parts I remember were humorous, although I'm sure it also had a serious plot line

betrayal death destruction ect. before living happily ever after.  I think the roof bit was a aprt of the synopsis.

Been looking for it along time now.

Date Posted: 4/6/2009 11:46 PM ET
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"Hi. I know this book if you still need the answer. I read it years ago and it's hysterical and cute. The author is Sandra Lee and the title is Love At First Sight. You can get it used at paperbackswap.com or half.com.
You should get it, you'll love it.
Maura"

 

the above is the reply I got posting your request over on romantictimes.com's book sleuth forum.  I just read the description of it and not sure from what it says and w hat you posted if it's the one or not...



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Date Posted: 4/7/2009 12:28 AM ET
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Looking up Sandra Lee here at PBS is hiliarious.  There are the romances.  Then there is a book called Kathy the Cannibal (she stabbed him 37 times, then served him as a meal for her children.)  right next to Semi Home Made Deserts.