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Anyone know the website that enables you to input what you remember about a book. I think members then try to find the book.
I'm trying to find an old book I read where wagon train leader will not allow heroine (with sickly brother--maybe from the civil war) to join. The reason being she's unmarried. This is where I'm not sure if I am remembering correctly: she may go to the general store and place a request for driver. I can't remember how the hero steps into the story but he gets her wagon and supplies ready (because her wagon is not trail worthy).
It drives me nuts trying to remember some of the old bodice rippers I've read !
Margaret -- I don't know about a book search site, but we might be able to help here. Need a little more information...
Do you remember when you read it? Sometimes life events help (a summer vacation, while attending school, working at a particular job, living in a particular place, a hospital visit). The purpose of this is to eliminate books published more recently.
Do you recall if it was a category book (i.e., Tapestry, Harlequin Historicals, etc.) or was it a longer stand-alone?
Was it an inspirational line? This one might be more easily asked, have you ever read books by the inspirational publishers? and was the book rated G?
Your description is otherwise very good, so don't lose hope!
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it wasn't inspirational. Probably read it in the early 90's, late 80's. I'm quite certain it wasn't after 1996. More of a western love story. Did Avon have western historical? I read alot of those. Hmmm, realized I read a lot of Harlequin historicals, too. I was thinking it might have been a little too "sexually tensioned) for Harlequin. Definately alpha male. Cover may not have been a "typical bodice ripper". That's about all I can remember. Not much is it? lol
The "cut off" of 1996 helps a whole lot, Margaret! Being able to eliminate newer books reduces the possibles by 50%. I ran a search for "wagon" in the synopsis in historical romance genre on the fictiondb.com website. See if any of these sound familiar...
JOURNEY HOME by Susan Kay Law:
"For three years feisty young Jessamyn Johnston had cared for herself and her dying father. She was determined to make a fresh start and travel west by wagon, but to do so she had to pretend to be the wife of Tony Winchester.
HEART'S JOURNEY by Emily Bradshaw:
"BOUND BY PRINCIPLES ...
WILDFIRE by Norah Hess:
ELUSIVE ENCHANTMENT by Rochelle Wayne:
PASSIONATE POSSESSION by Gwen Cleary:
"Martha Collins wuld not give up her dream of going West to be a teacher and not even the handsome, domineering wagon train captain could not stop her. Once he discovered she had deceived him about being a man, he badgered her with vehement protests and blustering threats. But no matter how difficult he made the journey for her, Martha could not be browbeaten into leaving the train..."
WILD HORIZONS by Jeanne Stephens:
"For Megan Riley, the wagon train bound for Oregon seemed the only chance to leave the past behind, but the innocent beauty was unaware of the cruel rumor that branded her a wanton woman.
AUTUMN DOVE by Sylvie F. Sommerfield:
"HATE COLD AS THE WINTER SNOW
DECEPTION'S FIRE by Sandra Donovan:
SNOWFLAME by Susannah Howe:
"THEIR VOWS WERE A HOAX, BUT THE BONDS OF DESIRE WOULD LAST FOR FOREVER!
That sounds like a Maggie Osborne plot - like Brides of Prairie Gold - but there's no sickly brother in that one.
Colleen, I dunno what it is but those blurbs have me roflamo. "His strong, rippling buckskin-clad body", "her soft fresh lips"... I was just about peeing my pants here. I would rather strip naked and stroll through WalMart at high noon than have my DH see something like that on one of my books - and damned if most of them don't pretty much read just like that. I would never hear the end of it:P.
KIM - It's like I said... Sometimes a girl's gotta take out the trash... and read it!
My husband would suffer from a permanent blush, but sis's DH reads them himself.... or he let's his wife read a bedtime story to him. They've been married 28 years. Must be doing something right!
Margy, you should try some Maggie Osborne too - if you haven't already. She does good frontier trail romances. Brides of Prairie Gold is not one of my favorites, but I Do, I Do, I Do is cute, The Best Man is another good one (3 sisters in a cattle drive), although both of those have 3 individual couples as the main characters - which Osborne does better than you might expect. The Promise of Jenny Jones is good, and there's also The Foxfire Bride and The Seduction of Samantha Kincade (kinda htf but worth it). I'm reading Emerald Rain right now myself. Not a trail romance - it's set in the Amazon - but like most of Osborne's books, it's really good (so far:P).
And (Pam & Colleen) because I just noticed this one above and couldn't help myself...
"She yearned to shed her boy's clothing and crush her woman's body against his taunting maleness...." LOL!
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