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Subject: Mind like a steel sieve
Date Posted: 4/21/2008 5:17 PM ET
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Hey all....I'm new to the forums, but I just got this urge to try to find a couple books that I read a long time ago...I can remember the general plotlines, but the titles escape me. Anyone have any idea how I could use what information I do have to try to find the books?

Three are a miniseries by either Silhouette or Harlequin about three brothers who live in Tennessee. One brother is a baseball player who got his prom date pregnant at the prom the left on a baseball scholarship and doesn't come back until the son is in middle school. The other brother left town "a long time ago" and had a random hookup in Nevada with a professional woman from the town who gets pregnant and he finds her when he finally goes home. The last brother was a sperm donor for his best friend and the best friend's wife, only the best friend dies before the baby is born (I forget why) and the donor is in love with the widow.

The other book I'm looking for, I'm pretty sure it's a harlequin Superromance about this woman who lives in Minnesota (or Wisconsin, but I"m pretty sure it's Minnesota) and raises huskies for dogsledding. She has a stutter, and there is this single dad from Scandinavia who is raising his nephew/son nearby. They talk about reindeer a lot, and the single dad refers to himself and his family as "Sami" and "Lapps" from "Lapland," which I looked up, and it's a region in Scandinavia that doesn't really coincide with modern political boundaries. Anyway, I canNOT find this book anywhere and all I remember is that I really liked it. Please help if you can. Thanks.

Date Posted: 4/21/2008 6:36 PM ET
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I have no clue what they are, but they do sound good:)

Date Posted: 4/21/2008 10:48 PM ET
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They must have been for me to remember the plots so well, lol....unfortunately I owned all three books but I had them stored in my mother's basement and they were ruined (along with about two whole boxes of books and papers) when her water heater broke and flooded the basement. I was devastated. *Sigh*

Date Posted: 4/22/2008 4:05 PM ET
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Amber, someone asked a similar question in another forum and I though this might help:

go to www.abebooks.com   They have a section titled Booksleuth, and the members there are phenomenal at finding forgotten books, stories, etc with the tiniest amount of info!!   

Date Posted: 4/22/2008 4:58 PM ET
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wow, talk about fertile brothers lol

Date Posted: 4/22/2008 7:44 PM ET
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Amy-Thanks! I'm looking into RIGHT NOW, lol.

Ashley-yeah, they DO sound fertile, lol. I think the reason I remember them so clearly is because it was a series, and I like series better than stand-alones for some reason.

Date Posted: 4/22/2008 9:15 PM ET
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EXCITEMENT! I *literally* had a dream about the trilogy I was asking about. I saw the covers in my head enough to see the author's name. On a hunch, I googled her (Beverly Barton) and looked up her backlist. ONE of the titles looked familiar to me, so I went to the barnes and noble website and put it in....AND I WAS RIGHT!! It was Beverly Barton and the books are called:

 

His Secret Child

His Woman His Child

Having His Baby

On Beverly Barton's website, the first one is listed as "HER secret child" so I'm not sure  which is the correct title, although on BN's website, it's listed with "his." The above is the proper reading order.

 

 

Date Posted: 4/22/2008 10:17 PM ET
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Get out of here!!!!!  You dreamed that after all this time!!!!!  That's amazing!!!!!!

Your subconscious at work I guess!

Happy for you-Sara

Date Posted: 4/22/2008 10:51 PM ET
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Now if only I could do the same for that other one!

Date Posted: 4/22/2008 11:24 PM ET
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wow!  glad you remembered! maybe someone will know what the other one is!

Date Posted: 4/23/2008 10:24 AM ET
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Cool, maybe they'll need to go on my RL:)

Date Posted: 4/23/2008 10:35 AM ET
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Criminy, I can't even see print in my dreams:P