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Subject: Trying to remember a book
Date Posted: 10/13/2009 4:35 PM ET
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Its a historical romance the hero is a rake (of course) but seems to have "fathered" many illegitimate children and the children are dropped off at his doorstep. He started a kind of orphanage, all I can remember is at the end I think one of the children ending up being his, a little girl that I think was blind..

anyone read this or remember the title..thanks! :)

Date Posted: 10/13/2009 4:45 PM ET
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Madeline, please help narrow the search!

Do you remember when you read this? Sometimes associating it with a life event or location helps (a summer vacation, a hospital visit, school, employment, residence). Having a cutoff date means we can eliminate more recent titles.

Do you remember if it was a category title (like Tapestry, Harlequin Historical, Zebra Heartfire, etc.)? Was it a fat or thin book?

Colleen

Date Posted: 10/13/2009 4:52 PM ET
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I wanna say it was regency period but not positive.

and I think it was a sequel again not positive

average size romance maybe about 400 pages

Date Posted: 10/13/2009 4:55 PM ET
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Can you remember when you read it?

Date Posted: 10/13/2009 4:57 PM ET
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maybe 8-10 yrs ago

Date Posted: 10/13/2009 5:36 PM ET
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I know this book--and for the life of me, I can't remember the name of it. I can help narrow down that it is a Regency.

Date Posted: 10/13/2009 6:12 PM ET
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I think this is The Hellion Bride, the Sequel to The Sherbrook Bride by Catherine Coulter

Date Posted: 10/13/2009 6:13 PM ET
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OR it could be Charming the Prince by Teresa Medeiros, but I think the blind girl was in the other book.

Date Posted: 10/13/2009 11:03 PM ET
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If it helps, in Charming the Prince, it is only female children that he takes in as "his".  

Date Posted: 10/14/2009 12:19 AM ET
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I remember it as he takes in any child that's left on his doorstep, acknowledging them all as his.

Yes, just doublechecked and he takes in at least one boy during the course of the story. (p. 245)



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Date Posted: 10/14/2009 12:28 AM ET
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I thought Charming the Prince he had boys too..they weren't really 'his' but he took them in and claimed them. It was funny - the woman's father remarried when she was young and she became like a servant and this prince wanted to marry to have someone take care of the kids and sent this guy to find a woman  he wouldnt be attracted to and he thought he'd succeeded but she was pretty. took one look at the kids and that baby he held out to her and told him no thanks she'd already eaten then climbed back in the carriage and wouldnt' come out. any of that ring a bell??

eta: oops forgot I think he'd been marrie dbefore so maybe some of the kids were his offspring. can't remember exactly.



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Date Posted: 10/14/2009 1:40 AM ET
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HIGHLAND ROGUE by Arnette Lamb (R.I.P.) is sorta like that

Date Posted: 10/14/2009 2:29 AM ET
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Oh, I remembered that the daughter in The Hellion Bride is not blind but mentally retarded. I still think it's probably that book though.

Date Posted: 10/14/2009 9:48 AM ET
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humm she could have been mentally slow..

I do remember reading Charming the Prince, and I'm pretty sure it took place in the Regency era..

Date Posted: 11/4/2009 3:27 AM ET
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I was also thinking the Sherbrook Bride's sequel, although I haven't read it yet.

 

My first thought was Highland Groom by Hannah Howell until someone said it was definitely a regency. The Howell book is set in Scotland. That one he has a lot of kids that are supposedly his own and loves them all. None are blind or mentally challenged though.

 

Sounds interesting though.