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Alright you L&R Think Tank geniuses. I am trying to remember book I read a very long time ago (at least 15 years ago) and I have very limited details. I don't think I'll recognize the title even if someone knows it, in fact. I think it might have been a series book, one of the thicker Harlequins. All I remember is that the basic story was about a father who was raising his child (I think it was a girl, but can't say for sure) and the mother reappears in their lives. I think it's when the child is still young (single digit age, maybe 5-ish?). She had abandoned the baby when it was very young because she was afraid she was going to hurt it because she had been very overwhelmed and feeling helpless (this was well before post-partum depression was a formal dx). She had been raised in an abusive home and did not want to hurt her baby, so the only thing she could think of to do was leave. That's about all I recall. The reason it's stuck with me was because at the time, it was pretty rare to read a Harlequin or such where the female was afraid of hurting a baby and so left the baby. It was more of a common plot for the man to have been abused and afraid he couldn't love a child so didn't think he ever wanted any, etc...
Anyway, I know this isn't a lot to go on. Thanks for any help!