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Subject: Looking for books involving Indintured servece
Date Posted: 9/29/2011 3:00 AM ET
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Prefribly that the female lead is an indintered servant or a serf. but the opposit is fine to. Can come from any time in history.



Date Posted: 9/29/2011 8:42 AM ET
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Bitterleaf by Lisa Gregory  (the male is indentured)

Midwife of the Blue Ridge by Christine Blevins


Date Posted: 9/29/2011 8:45 AM ET
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Argh. I know of 2 books that fit this theme. Both are American Historicals, one where she's the indentured one and one where he is indentured.  I thought the first one was Bayou Moon but I just searched that and didn't see the book (I would recognize the cover I think).  It's probably about 10yrs old.  He needs a wife to get his inheritance and please his ailing father (grandfather?) but doesn't really want a "wifte" (they never do).  So he gets an indentured servent right off the boat from England to clean up and pass off as his fiance.  She's really of the gentry but running away with her brother.  It starts with them in England and goes through their ship journey. 

I didn't read the other one. But I think the gist of the plot is that she needs a man to help her run her farm. So she gets an indentured servent but he's really a nobleman who is either running from something or has been falsly convicted or who knows. 

I will see if I can remember the titles.

Date Posted: 9/29/2011 8:47 AM ET
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Found the one I read-good book. I just searched Bayou this time and limited it to historical romance.

Date Posted: 9/29/2011 10:07 AM ET
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Sweet Release  Author:  Pamela Clare 

 Alec is an English shipbuilder he's  convicted as Cole Braden a ravisher and defiler of women. She is running her fathers Plantation and buys his  indenture.


Date Posted: 9/29/2011 2:15 PM ET
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I think that's the 2nd one I was thinking of and I think I own it too.

Date Posted: 9/29/2011 4:11 PM ET
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Karen Robards has two in which the guy is an indentured servant.

Night in Eden by Candace Proctor is a very good one in which the heroine is a convict/indentured servant.

Date Posted: 9/29/2011 5:01 PM ET
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Whispers of Heaven Author: Candice Proctor.  He's a convict sent to Tasmania, excellent read.

An old skool one is Shanna Author: Kathleen E. Woodiwiss I read it years ago.


Date Posted: 10/6/2011 9:13 PM ET
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