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Subject: WOULD LOVE TO FIND THIS BOOK: (Posted on another site - sounds great!)
Date Posted: 5/5/2010 9:51 AM ET
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Looking for an old paperback steamy historical fiction about a viscount who left that life and became a mountain man, was friendly with the indians.  He kept dreaming of a woman he'd never seen.  This woman was captured by the indians, her family slaughtered.  Then she was paraded in front of the mountain man and he bought her.  When he first saw her, he said "Tis you then..." (the woman in his dreams).  They journeyed together in the mountains.  She shot a bear and saved his life...He eventually came out of the mountains and took his place as the viscount. 
Well, that's a real short version of it. :)
I desperately want to find this book.  It's been about 10 yrs since I had it and I accidentally put it in with my bag of books to trade in.  Please let me know if you have any idea who the author is or the name of the book. 

 

(A lady posted this on another site - sounds so good I'd love to find it too - and will certainly let her know of any responses - )

Thank you!

 
  

Date Posted: 5/5/2010 1:25 PM ET
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I don't know what it is but it does sound good!

Date Posted: 5/5/2010 1:34 PM ET
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I was wondering if it wasn't something by Judith French but am not too familar with her books.   

Date Posted: 5/5/2010 2:40 PM ET
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That does sound good: do let us know when you find the title!

Date Posted: 5/5/2010 3:19 PM ET
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I just read Brides of Prairie Gold by Maggie Osborne and there is a half  indian guy that sounds like the viscount.  But it is not the same book.

Date Posted: 5/5/2010 4:26 PM ET
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Sounds to me like Moonfeather by Judith French

Here's the link:  http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780380761036

Date Posted: 5/5/2010 4:41 PM ET
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sounds a lot like one of my old favorites  Mountain Mistress. the guy was royalty from Scotland but was weak and wen tthere to become strong and called himself Cougar. I think he called her Flame but not sure. I do know her brother and sister in law were slaughtered in front of her and the indians weren't treating her well either. I also remembering her killing a bear or some animal and him being hurt.

ETA Nadine Crenshaw wrote this one. I don't remember the dreaming part though so maybe she wrote something else similar? I thought he just saw her and knew he wanted her.



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Date Posted: 5/5/2010 6:37 PM ET
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Thank you - I will post these suggestions on the other site & see what the original searcher thinks...  Hopefully this will be solved because it sounds like a good read. 

Keep the suggestions coming...      

Date Posted: 5/5/2010 6:45 PM ET
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Susanna - does your mother know you read such stories? '-D

Here is the synopsis from the 1987 bodice ripper, Mountain Mistress by Nadine Crenshaw:

RESCUED BY A RAKE
When a muscular, handsome trader bought her freedom from her Blackfoot captors, Victorine's thanks knew no bounds. Surely he'd deliver her from these uncharted Rocky Mountains back to civilized Philadelphia. Then the blackguard announced that she'd stay with him as his bride -- and the headstrong beauty's gratitude turned to outrage. Never would she submit to such a brute; never would she allow him a husband's privileges. But as the powerful woodsman worked his sensual magic on her the innocent blonde's protests drowned beneath her uncontrollable gasps of ecstasy!

ENTRANCED BY A VIPER
The instant hot-blooded Cougar saw the Indian warrior's new slave, the virile adventurer knew he had to have the curvaceous captive for himself And once he paid two bales of beaver for her, he realized that there was no one in the unsettled wilderness to challenge his right to the wench. It didn't matter to the rugged frontiersman that she ceaselessly swore she'd never let him near. Soon he'd be silencing her pretty lips with kisses, demolishing her precious pride with embraces... and proving just how mistaken she was as he claimed her as his loving MOUNTAIN MISTRESS

Date Posted: 5/5/2010 6:58 PM ET
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she probably suspected it.. I used to sneak her  harlequins and woodiwiss? but she knew when I was in college that I read these..well hell I didnt' actually read them..sorta skimmed through for the sex scenes and bodice rippers were my favorite..the forced sex and the whole works. now it bugs the heck out of me! actually the description barely fits the book IMO! the indians were abusing her and he saw her..they tossed her across the fire to him for the pelts and he took off with her..finally realized she had been hurt and he fixed her up but was 'claiming his rights' when she was healed enough. and sure 'nuff he did! couldn't even walk down the trail without 'taking' her! she was 'beholdened 'to him 'cause she couldn't have survived without him...and he decided to 'watch her moons' to gether pregnant so she couldn't/wouldn't ever leave..dont' recall the uncontrollable gasps of ecstasy at least not at first! I liked the book though..read the sex scenes several times!

Date Posted: 5/5/2010 8:55 PM ET
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Oh, yeah. My first romance was Lighted Windows by Emilie Loring. Rated G, but then I was only about 13 or 14 years old at the time.

My first ripper was Savage Fire by Phoebe Conn, read about 4 years ago. It's all my sister's fault. She gave me 3,000+ trashy romance novels and I now look where I am? Ah, the evidence of a misspent life. '-D

Colleen

Date Posted: 5/5/2010 10:03 PM ET
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Colleen:  thanks for the description of Mountain Mistress.  I would never have guessed the hero was from Scotland with that backcover blurb, I must say.    I've passed it along to the Original searcher. 

Date Posted: 5/5/2010 11:22 PM ET
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Susan - I don't know if Mountain Mistress is the right book. Angie mentioned Moonfeather by Judith E. French and I think it sounds more like it.

Here's the synopsis for Moonfeather:

"I CLAIM THIS CAPTIVE AS MY OWN..."

With those words, Moonfeather brazenly stepped forward to save the golden-haired Englishman from the flames of Shawnee vengeance ... by marrying him! An hour later; Viscount Bandon, son and heir of the powerful Earl of Kentington, was lying facedown on the floor of Moonfeather's wigwam, spared a fiery death ... to endure the exquisite torment of sharing a bed with the tantalizing beauty who had rescued him.

But Moonfeather, the abandoned "lovechild" of a Scottish earl, had no intention of consummating her marriage to the reckless Englishman ... whose intense sky-blue eyes promised days and nights of pleasures beyond imagining. Yet even as conflicts raged, heated passions turned to whisperings of love. And, determined to present his exotic bride to his family, Brandon brought her to England, where they faced treachery and danger ... and the need to use the legendary powers of Moonfeather's enchanted necklace.

Date Posted: 5/5/2010 11:45 PM ET
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hmm might have to check out Moonfeather for myself LOL!

yep the guy in Mountain Mistress has a Scottish burr/accent whatever it's called and he was planning to return to scotland as laird I think. but he was scrawny and ill so he came there to toughen up and boy howdy did he ever! he bested a cougar with those 2 hands and she was nothing but a kitten or something along those lines..how romantical huh?!

Date Posted: 5/6/2010 1:00 PM ET
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The original poster hasn't responded to my post about the possible identity of her book yet, just FYI.   I also asked her for more details if she had them.    

Date Posted: 5/6/2010 5:51 PM ET
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uncontrollable gasps of ecstasy!      
Oh, Mama!   these are the parts of the book that make your life well-spent, indeed.....I would love to have the job of writing these things.....

Date Posted: 5/6/2010 6:23 PM ET
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It's all my sister's fault. She gave me 3,000+ trashy romance novels....

OMG I would have passed out!  LOL

Date Posted: 5/6/2010 6:48 PM ET
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Aw, Sherri. I'm made of sterner stuff than that! But my husband's eyes nearly stuck rolled back in his head. At that point, I hadn't read a trashy novel in 30 years. I listed several lots on eBay and sold off a bunch of them (including a 1st edition of Nora Roberts' first book for 75 cents - hey, I didn't know). Then I started reading some of the synopses to add to my descriptions and soon, I was reading 2 or 3 books every day.

Now here I am, heading to a mega-FOL sale tomorrow (Newport Beach - their FOL book store is so big, they have about 30 volunteers on staff) and buying more trashy books. We have 11 bookcases in our house and my three are all 2-3 books deep, stacked so there isn't an inch of space between shelves (and those just hold my keepers).

And nowadays, sis and I swap books and negotiate custody of various authors/series so we don't have any dupes between us. There's always a bag by the door of books I've read and need to take to sis and when I visit her, there's always a bagful of books that come home with me. Life is sooooo good.

Colleen

Date Posted: 5/7/2010 9:08 AM ET
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I don't know how I ended up into romance. My mother was always into self-help books like What Color is Your Rainbow and the like.  Although she did introduce me to Ursula Hegi.  She did read some Danielle Steele but I've never had an intrest in reading her.

I added a couple of those books mentioned above to my RL.  Even though I loaded down with bodice rippers already.

Date Posted: 5/7/2010 10:54 AM ET
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If my Mom had ever read a self-help book, she would implode!  and I wouldn't be surprised to find lasagne all over the ceiling.  Just the whole Idea of being in charge of your own life and happiness would do the poor woman in!  Who would she blame!  LOL

Date Posted: 5/10/2010 4:27 PM ET
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The person who was originally searching for this book, on the other site, hasn't checked the responses I've left.   So it appears that this will remain unsolved for awhile.

Date Posted: 5/10/2010 6:08 PM ET
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Totally OT, but Pamela reminded me of one of my favorite stories about my MIL, which is that when she was feeling really stifled and oppressed in her marriage, she bought her husband a book that she thought would explain to him how she felt: http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780871314383-Open+Marriage+A+New+Life+Style+for+Couples

Date Posted: 5/11/2010 5:01 PM ET
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Oh Willa!   LOLLLLLLLL

Date Posted: 5/13/2010 9:05 PM ET
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The book is definitely Mountain Mistress by Nadine Crenshaw. I must confess when I started reading this thread and saw the description of Mountain Mistress that Susanna S. gave I  was so intrigued that I checked to see if there were any available copies on PBS.  There was 1 and I ordered it.  Just got it a couple of days ago and am about half way through.  I do like it.  Cougar was a scottish guy and he ended up nicknaming her Flame (I think her real name was something like Victorine).  Anyway, he was told by a "seer" in one of the indian tribes that he was friendly with that he should go to this other tribe because there would be this woman there for him that the "seer" kept having visions of.  So Cougar went and this captive was paraded (nude) in front of him and he had to pay ALOT of beaver pelts for her (she was being treated abominably).  That is when he said, "Tis you then".  So they had what he called a mountain marrige and they trek on up to his cabin in the hills.  She, by the way is none to happy about it because he just wants to have "conjugal" relations and she is a little perturbed by that.  She gets attacked by a bear, he tries to save her and before he can be killed--she shoots it!  Anyway, ridiculous as this may sound he is lovable--for an arrogant guy who wants his way with her anyway.  He treats her very well (so far) though I don't know how it ends!

So, since there are no more copies in the system (I checked)  I would be happy to send this as a freebie to anyone who would like it, though probably Susan M. should have first dibs since she started this thread.  I will say though that when I got to one of the best (so far) sex scenes there are 3 pages missing!  Yes, I freaked but the book is still great!  Anyway, Susan if you are interested pm me.  If, not let us know on the thread and someone else can have it. 

Nancy

Date Posted: 5/13/2010 10:04 PM ET
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Does anyone else imagine those three missing pages of sex scene under the bed in some kid's room.......?

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