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Subject: Looking for the author and title of this book!
Date Posted: 1/30/2009 7:39 PM ET
Member Since: 8/6/2008
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It was a favorite of mine, but when I moved to go to school, my mom sold my book collection. I have been trying to locate this book ever since.

Please let me know if this is the wrong place to post this message.

The story involves an heir to an English lord who moves to the Wild West. In town, he was walking when he felt a hand try to pick his pocket. He grabs the person's hand and it turns out to be the heroine. Being that the town was crowded due to a hanging, she was able to get away. He eventually finds her and he forces her to marry him. However, she had already been married to a criminal named Snake and she was trying to escape him. In order to put distance between herself and Snake, she accepts the offer of marriage and goes to England. However, Snake eventually catches up with the couple and the lord learns of the heroine's other marriage.

There was another book that had a similar theme and that particular lord called his American wife, "Yank", and I know that is not the book that I am looking for.



Date Posted: 1/30/2009 7:43 PM ET
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This sounded so familiar until the part about going to England. And Snake rings a bell but I can't quite place the book. Approximately when was the book published (or when you read it) - that would help. You don't happen to remember the publisher? That could narrow it down, too.


Date Posted: 1/31/2009 2:59 PM ET
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I know this one, well, the first one anyway.  It's Just This Once by Jill Gregory.  One of my favorites of hers.  It's been awhile since I read it, but the heroine picking the hero's pocket and the name Snake stood out in my mind, too.

Date Posted: 1/31/2009 8:51 PM ET
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That's it!

"Just this once" Now that I remember the title, I also remember that Jill Gregory had became a favorite of mine after reading this book. I'm glad to know the title and I am looking forward to rediscovering Jill G again.

Thank you!