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Subject: Can't remember title or author
Date Posted: 6/16/2011 4:09 PM ET
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I'm looking for the title of a romance novel. i thought it was called forever but i can't find it.

it's set just before and during the civil war in Califorina. A man moves to start a logging bussness, and meets a spanish/mexican girl. I think he duels an older man for her hand in marriage.They have several kids, his brother shows up with his family then the two brothers go to war fighting for the union, the brother dies in a POW camp. Just before the main guy comes home from war, his wife is raped by the man who lost the duel, getting her pregnant. The baby is special need (his name means Angel in spanish). There's a fire and the boy dies, the wife tells her husband the boy wan't his and they go confront the guy who raped her (He's got something that makes him bedridden).

 That's all i can remember.... like i said i think it's called forever but i can't be sure 
Added 6/18/11: I remembered something else last night. Before they go to confront the rapest, the man get's into an accedent (He get's cought underneath a rolling log and is nearly crushed to death)

Last Edited on: 6/18/11 7:39 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/16/2011 4:25 PM ET
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Welcome to PBS Jessica!

I cant help you with this one, i dont read much historical at all. Theres lots here that do though, so good luck!

Date Posted: 6/17/2011 6:41 AM ET
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Parts of it sound like the proud breed. California, Mexican heroine, several kids, rape, child by someone else...although the child was from an affair, because the husband wouldn't touch the wife after the rape, and that child was a girl, with a club foot IIRC
Date Posted: 6/17/2011 8:40 AM ET
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Yea, I was going to say The Proud Breed by Celeste de Blasis. One of my favorite, favorite books.

Date Posted: 6/18/2011 7:33 PM ET
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No, but the story sounds interesting! The one i'm looking for only goes through one generation. I'm adding something i remembered last night.