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Subject: Trying to remember a book I once read...need help
Date Posted: 4/11/2010 7:14 PM ET
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Sorry, accidently hit enter too soon.

Anyway, the book is set in Texas I think. The H is named "TooTall" Tallman. Don't remember the h's name, but she is young (maybe 17, 18) and very beautiful. She is visiting a Texas family, the Tallman's I think. TooTall is interested in her, but she is more interested in a guest, a suave, dashing foreigner (maybe Mexican). She ends up marrying the man against the advice of the host family. The husband takes his new bride back to his native home (very secluded, possibly mountainious). He lives with his mother, brother and SIL. He is secretly in love with his SIL and is the real father of her child. He orders his new wife to wear only pastel/white, virginal looking clothes. Heroines' in laws hate her and treat her badly. Her husband flagellates himself several times over his fascination with his SIL. He tries to use his new wife to "get over" his "love" for his SIL. The h figures this all out and tries to leave. They stop her and continue to make her life miserable, cut off from all contact with anyone but them.

Any way, she manages to run away during a trip somewhere. She meets up with someone (TooTall, disguised as her husband). He makes love to her and she thinks he (the husband) pursured her because he now loves her. So, she returns home with him only to discover that she was wrong and he is still in love with his SIL. She got pg during that time and has a baby boy. Afraid that the evil SIL is going to harm the baby, she smuggles the baby out to the Tallman family who raises him. Eventually, TooTall figures out what has been going on and where she is being held prisoner at. He and their son rescue her. She is in her mid thirties by the this time. And TooTall's father is named Mike. That's all I remember. I checked on Bookseluth and their haven't found it yet. Anyone here know?



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Date Posted: 4/12/2010 11:59 AM ET
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maybe a Jodi Thomas book?

Date Posted: 4/17/2010 7:33 AM ET
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Holy cow, you can remember all that but not the title??  How frustrating!   Good luck in your search.

Date Posted: 4/17/2010 11:22 PM ET
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Date Posted: 4/17/2010 11:34 PM ET
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LOL, Diane! Those particular details just seemed to stick out in my mind for some reason. For some reason the name excapes me.

Thanks, Barbara. I'll try allreaders. Maybe someone will know it.

Pam

Date Posted: 4/21/2010 11:33 AM ET
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try posting here - http://www.loganberrybooks.com/stump.html
Date Posted: 4/21/2010 12:20 PM ET
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if it's a romance post in the love  & romance forum or in the book sleuth forum on romantictimes.com...they're both good at solving stuff! 

Date Posted: 5/3/2010 3:47 PM ET
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wowie, I can't remember that much about a book I read last week!

Subject: TOO TALL
Date Posted: 5/10/2010 1:11 AM ET
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THIS SOUNDS LIKE MAYBE DIANA PALMER OR LINDA HOWARD MAYBE. THE STORYLINE IS FAMILIAR TO ME ALSO BUT LIKE YOU THE NAME OF THE BOOK IS NOT COMING TO ME. GOOD LUCK!!!