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Subject: What Book is This?
Date Posted: 9/21/2008 9:52 PM ET
Member Since: 8/25/2007
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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!

Date Posted: 9/22/2008 12:05 AM ET
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That sounds like one of my favorite old Presents.  No Escape by Daphne Clair. Presents #1056, March of 1988.

Date Posted: 9/22/2008 6:48 AM ET
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Bron, I just read that description and it certainly does sound like it.  Thanks!!   :-)

Date Posted: 9/22/2008 8:09 AM ET
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You guys kill me....how can you remember that!!!!!!!!!!

:) Sara

Date Posted: 9/22/2008 7:24 PM ET
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I know!  I can barely remember a book I read last week.

Date Posted: 9/22/2008 7:39 PM ET
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these women knock me out!  People ask me my own name and I struggle.

Date Posted: 9/22/2008 7:40 PM ET
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Some I can remember very well, but others, not so much.  I love that the well-read members here have such great memories! 

Date Posted: 9/22/2008 7:44 PM ET
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You're pretty darn sharp yourself, Dawn.  I was surprised you were asking the question!