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Subject: Help with a title from 1990 or before
Date Posted: 2/12/2009 5:00 PM ET
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I posted this on romantic times but so far no luck!

I remember bits and pieces of this book I read in college. Ok, I didn't really read it so much as skim through for the 'good parts' but now i'm curious enough to want to find the book and see if it's one I want to read. I don't recall it having a bodice-ripper type cover. The woman is a widow and has a son.I *think* she's amish or something similar. The man walks in on her one day and for some reason she throws hot water or something hot she has in the kitchen on him and he comes after her. the sex scene was a bit 'hot' as I recall or maybe it was the first I'd read quite like that. seems like he called her 'miz britton'. she ends up preggers and he's angry and she doesn't understand why. he believes he can't father a child so assumes she messed around with someone else for whatever reason.

I'd like to check this book out again if I can find out the title/author. I thought maybe Karen Robards but just not sure. I was reading a book by her around the same time and it had a plain cover but pretty sure it's not the one.

I rememer the guy talked rough-like and that scene had some pretty interesting fingering going on..just drawing a complete blank over what book this was :-( I know it was from 1990 or before because I was in my last year of college then and was reading it at that time...

eta: I know it's not a harlequin..it's a regular length novel..



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Date Posted: 2/12/2009 8:43 PM ET
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Oh it sounds so familiar but I just can't name it sorry.

Date Posted: 2/13/2009 1:43 AM ET
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There is a similiar scene in Border Bride by Arnette Lamb from 1993.  But that is set in Scotland. 

Date Posted: 2/13/2009 2:17 AM ET
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I'm prety sure this was a contemporary and the man was gruff. seems like I should know it because alm ost all my books back then were bodice rippers and the occasional karen robards. just drawing a blank but something I read must have reminded me about that one because it came to mind and is drivng me nuts trying to find the title...ETA at least I think it's contemporary..who knows since at the time I was skimming it for th e'good stuff' but seems like in that first scene she was wearing a robe.

anyone remember that website where you click on key items or search for specific themes? seems like one you could search by name, if it's an island/desert or whatever..I tried finding another book there and no luck but someone finally found it for me on RT after a 2 year search!

she may be quaker instead of amish..I just remember he's saying stuff while they're having sex that first time about 'maybe others have been kieeping you happy' and being kinda gruff but it's kinda over her  head because she 'd only known sex ina loving marriage. dang this is bugging me!



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Date Posted: 2/13/2009 8:10 AM ET
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That almost sounds like a Diana Palmer hero......lol.

I had a website like you are describing in my favorites for awhile but i kept getting virus warnings whenever i used it, so i deleted it. Sorry, i wished i remembered the name of it!



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Date Posted: 2/13/2009 9:11 AM ET
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that's kinda what I wa sthinking Tanya but she' snot a virgin!

Date Posted: 2/13/2009 11:07 AM ET
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I'm pretty sure it's NOT a Diana Palmer although it does sound similar to some of her stories.  Most of her heroines aren't widows with children though.

Date Posted: 2/13/2009 1:18 PM ET
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Yeah DP likes the blonde virgin for a heroine usually. 

It sounds so familiar because I think I read the same book.  I will probably have a duh moment if someone comes up with the title. 

Date Posted: 2/13/2009 4:39 PM ET
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I'm just drawing a blank. I can't even think who wrote l ike this back in the 80s...doesn't have nora roberts' style, doesn't have jayne ann krentz's humor/lightness. and that one scene is all that stands out as far as the sex so I don't think it had a whole lot in the book but that scene was pretty hot at least in my pre-ellora's cave days! the guy was pretty intense and the woman seemed oblivious to it. I remember that scene he was talking sorta rough about 'maybe others have been keeping you happy' and she hadn't had sex outside of a loving marriage so she wasn't understanding his gruffness or something. and I don't recall a racy cover and remember she was widow..pretty sure she had a son but don't remmber anything about the kid.

gosh who wrote moody men with a few steamy sex scenes in a book??arghhh...

 

Date Posted: 2/16/2009 12:21 PM ET
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This probably won't help you much, but I can tell you that if the author did their research and the heroine had been married then she probably wasn't quaker since the quakers were celibate which is why they have pretty much died out because in order to keep members they had to have more people join since they didn't have children.

I know it's not much help, but at least you could eliminate quaker from the equation.

Date Posted: 2/16/2009 12:42 PM ET
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thanks Tonya..I just remember that if seemed like her religion played a part in her first marriage and how she lived...hmm...don't remember an amish community though

Date Posted: 2/16/2009 1:27 PM ET
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Susanna,

 

Allreaders.com has a search area on their site. 

http://www.allreaders.com/BookSearchAOther.asp?BSID=0&SubjectID=4&SectionID=0

Suzanne

Date Posted: 2/16/2009 11:23 PM ET
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Err, isn't it the Shakers that are celibate? Shakers came originally from Quakers, but I believe Quakers procreate where as Shakers have to adopt. I could be wrong though, I read up on this many years ago.