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Subject: Looking for a book.... Jess won the 5 credits !!!
Date Posted: 5/22/2009 2:29 PM ET
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Old historic romance (early 80's). Main lady in book turns out be be daughter of pirate  LaFitte.  Her feller found out and

dumped her. She ended up with some guy on a riverboat.

The only part of the book I remember is when they tell of her dad drowning during a hurricane. A tree fell on him and he

drowned himself to get her to go on without him.

 

I'll give 5 credits to anyone who can tell me title or author.  Before I lose my mind over this. LOL

 

Donna  (DonnaInPink)



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Date Posted: 5/22/2009 2:45 PM ET
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Maybe this one?

LaFitte's Lady by Susan Elliston ISBN 9781929925001

Laffite's Lady is an epic adventure, whose modern day heroine travels back in time to New Orleans in the year 1810. It leaves her holding the key to many unexplained questions surrounding such historical characters as the infamous Jean Laffite, the Voodoo queen Marie Laveau and the gambler John Davis, and why Andrew Jackson won the Battle of New Orleans against all odds. The stunning conclusion and shocking possibilities leave many asking the question: " Is it fact or fiction?"

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 2:55 PM ET
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This is a fiction book.  A love story.  I looked at this book and I'm sorry that's not it. Mine was written early to mid-80's.



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Date Posted: 5/22/2009 3:11 PM ET
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hmmm maybe Siren by Cheryl Sawyer? The PBS description isn't as descriptive as the Amazon one.

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 3:30 PM ET
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Sorry........not it.......... this book was written in the early or mid  1980's.

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 4:15 PM ET
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on a google search (I'm bored at work, not looking for credits!!) I see some posts asking for something similar so maybe the posts are from you, but one poster asks about Gabrielle by Theresa Conway. I'm having trouble finding a good description of the plot, but it's from 1977.

Here's another discussion (again, maybe you wrote the request??) at Romantic Times.

OH Wait - you're saying the heroine is the daughter of Jean Lafitte... hmmm my brain missed that fact. OK, off to re-google.

ETA: Have you already written to Smart Bitches Trashy Books for their HABO feature?



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Date Posted: 5/22/2009 5:06 PM ET
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Yes, I've been to all of them sites. When they say they'll get back to you ...they don't really mean it. LOL

I really have been looking for months. I'm almost OCD over this. LOL

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 5:12 PM ET
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Do you remember either the hero or heroine's name?  They're much easier to find if you know one or both of their names.

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Nope....My oldest son is 23...I read this before him.  I'm lucky to remember his name> lol

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 6:17 PM ET
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Ok, I did some researching and here is one possibility: Passions Bride by Jo Goodman, original publication date is August 1, 1984.  It was re-released as The Captain's Lady in 1998.  Jean Lafitte features heavily in the story, but I have this, and I skimmed through and don't see any references to the heroine being his daughter.  It looks like she works for him.  Wish I could give you more detail than that, but I haven't read it yet.

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 6:19 PM ET
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I've read some of The Captain's Lady (couldn't finish it) -  don't think that's the one.

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 6:49 PM ET
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Went to the web and looked this  book up in both titles....that's not it.     I want to thank you all for trying to help me. Somewhere

down  the road this could be fun....but, not yet.

 

You know I'm thinking they were on an island when the hurricane came.  Cause he was in the sand.  I'm almost  100% sure it was

set in New Orleans or the southern states.  Where ever pirates hung out at.

 

Donna

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Do you remember anything else about the book? Anything about the cover? The length (like, was it a harlequin, full-length, super-long)? Any other quirks about the characters?

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 7:41 PM ET
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Some of it sounds familiar - was it a Zebra release? or Avon? Christine Dorsey and Patricia Pellicane come to mind; they did stories set in that area.  Now I can't wait to find out the title.

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 7:48 PM ET
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Oh good. I need the credits.

 

the book you are looking for is MIDNIGHT AFFAIR by Nan Ryan, I am 99.9% sure this is your book. I've read it and the bk is as u described. :-)



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{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{applause}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} Yea!!! Way to go, Jess.

 

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 8:22 PM ET
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Here's the info on it from Fiction DB:

  • Midnight Affair
    by Nan Ryan
    Date: Jul-1988 PB
    Publisher: ISBN: 0770109276
    Genre: HR Sub-Genre:
    Time Period: American West

Good fortune flees Sylvain Fairmont's early life. Blackmail forces her family to sell their Louisiana plantation, Riverbend, and its rumored pirate's buried gold. Somewhat older, Sylvain is engaged to aristocratic, handsome Randolph Baxter, who has a change of heart when he discovers she is the illegitimate daughter of notorious pirate Jean Lafitte. Incensed, Randolph challenges the man Sylvain has always known to be her father to a duel and kills him.

A destitute outcast, Sylvain finds work, acceptance and, to her surprise, passion at the waterfront. Hilton Courteen, a blue-blood, overlooks Sylvain's shame and finds her desirable. In fact, Hilton rescues her from life-threatening peril. In a dramatically spellbinding ending, Sylvain finds comfort and happiness she had never imagined.

Sounds right to me:P  And I was just thinking I'd inbox Jess and ask her if she knew this one - lol.

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 8:52 PM ET
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OMG    thats it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Thank you so much !!!!!!!!          Credits on the way!!!   Thats great !!!!     I won't need to be medicated now !!!!

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 8:55 PM ET
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Does anyone on this page have the book ?  I'll order it from u !!

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 9:43 PM ET
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Donna,

Thanks so much for the creds! Glad to help you out. :-)

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 10:11 PM ET
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Very cool that someone figured it out!

Date Posted: 5/23/2009 8:57 AM ET
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WTG, Jess!!