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Subject: Do You Know This Book? FOUND IT!!
Date Posted: 10/19/2010 2:41 PM ET
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All I remember about this book .. the husband was connected to the embassy ... I'm thinking Mexico or somewhere in South America.  He and his wife, along with their baby were attacked in a car (limo?).  Husband and baby are killed, she is injured and returns to the states...     All I rember then is that the husband faked his and the baby's death.  

 

Margy



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Date Posted: 10/19/2010 3:47 PM ET
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At first I thought it could be Iris Johansen's Ugly Duckling, but now I am not sure.

 

May 1996

When a hit man murders her daughter, the only thing that keeps Nell Calder alive is her thirst for revenge. Armed with a stunning new face and a body to match, she sets out to kill. What she doesn't count on is that her quest for vengeance will also result in her gaining a new reason to go on living. A forceful, enigmatic hero with a dangerous past and a mission of his own; a focused, determined, and refreshingly creative heroine who develops quite nicely; and a few interesting secondary characters join forces in a well-executed story that deftly provides chilling suspense without sacrificing a warm romance.
Date Posted: 10/19/2010 4:05 PM ET
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That's not it, Keri.  But I did put Ugly Duckling on my RL.  smiley

 

Margy

Date Posted: 10/19/2010 4:48 PM ET
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Well then you are in for a great read! :-)

Date Posted: 10/19/2010 10:46 PM ET
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It's a Sandra Brown book, I read it.  Lemme go and search it out.

Date Posted: 10/19/2010 10:54 PM ET
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Found it!  Where There's Smoke.  Very good read!  Heroine and ex-hubby were ambushed in a limo and the baby was killed.  Ex-hubby's not really dead, he shows up in her hotel room when she and the hero go to search out the baby's grave.

More frustrated passion, political scandal, and true Texas grit from Brown--this featuring the simmering love-hate bond between cool, beautiful Dr. Laura Mallory and the savage blue-eyed younger brother of the politician whose life she reputedly destroyed. The mystery is why Dr. Mallory set up practice in Eden Pass, Texas, in the first place. The focus of a national scandal when she was photographed years before being escorted in her nightgown from young Senator Clark Tackett's Virginia home by her husband, Ambassador Randall Porter, Mallory and Porter were summarily banished to the no-account Caribbean nation of Montesangre--where Porter and their baby daughter were murdered in a rebel ambush, while Tackett drowned in a Texas fishing accident that may have been a suicide.

Mallory returned to the States to find her professional name permanently sullied and, in desperation, accepted the modest doctor's home and office that a remorseful Tackett had deeded her in his tiny hometown of Eden Pass. Predictably, Mallory is shunned by a community ruled by Tackett's mother, Jody, the iron-willed widowed dowager of Tackett Oil and Gas. But the beautiful doctor accepts the situation, living meekly off her savings until Tackett's reckless, handsome younger brother, Key, returns from the Middle East. Then she goes to work to convince Key--who is, naturally, torn between loathing the good doctor and wanting to tear off her clothes--to fly her to Montesangre to locate the site of her daughter's grave.

Murder, terror, dark hints of concealed homosexuality, and the shocking resurrection of husband Porter follow as the backdrop to Mallory and Key's romance ("I don't want to be one of Key Tackett's women." "Yes, you do. Tonight you do"), making for an unusually perilous and gruesome journey toward marriage and a house on the lake.



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Date Posted: 10/19/2010 11:40 PM ET
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Yep I read that one too and I remember it now. Great book.

Date Posted: 10/20/2010 2:46 PM ET
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Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!smiley

 

Margy

Date Posted: 10/20/2010 3:47 PM ET
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This looks good. I put it on my RL!

Date Posted: 10/20/2010 4:52 PM ET
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I added both to my RL! And great timing as I need a book that starts with 'U'. :)



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Date Posted: 10/20/2010 9:57 PM ET
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Yeah!  Glad I knew one finally!

I do love the earlier SB books, when she first started writing longer length stuff.  Haven't read much by her lately though.