Before The Fall brings a serrated edge every character, every insight, and every wicked twist. A gripping adventure story with a profound look at the difficult choices we make in the name of discovery and love, this story is a provocative and assured novel of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazon rainforest.
A pharmaceutical researcher sets off into the Amazon jungle in search of a colleagues' remains, but first she must locate a doctor, her former mentor, who has been investigating the reproductive habits of an indigenous tribe.
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The researcher and doctor have an overlapping professional past that one of them has long tried to forget. In finding the doctor, the researcher must face her own disappointments and regrets amidst the jungle's unforgiving humidity and insects. May, Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating barge on the Seine River, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, he mends broken hearts and souls.
But, the only person he can't heal through literature is himself. He's haunted by the disappearance of the great love of his life who left him only with a letter, which he never opened. Finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission for the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef, he travels along the country's rivers, dispensing books and wisdom.
April, After four harrowing years on the western front, a soldier takes a job as a lighthouse keeper. There he brings his new wife. After years of unsuccessfully trying to have children, his wife hears a cry on the wind. A boat has washed ashore with a dead man and a live baby. The wife insists the baby is "a gift from God" and against her husband's judgment, claims it as her own.
Two years later, they're reminded there are other people in the world and their decision has devastated one of them. Here we find Dismas, a former Swiss mercenary and monk, now engaged in the dealing of holy relics. His business takes an unexpected turn no thanks to Martin Luther! He suggests Dismas make a burial cloth of Christ and sell it to the Archbishop!
A competing Shroud of Turin? Their scheme triggers a harrowing, hilarious, and ultimately poignant quest that makes this book a pleasure to read. February, : Ove is a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points fingers at those he dislikes as if they were thieves outside his house. The neighbors aren't thrilled with him at all. But there's a story and a sadness behind this exterior. So when a young couple with two chatty daughters move in next door to him, his world is changed. It's a thoughtful and comical exploration of the profound impact one can have on others.
January, Brooklyn by Colm Toibin. Hauntingly beautiful and heartbreaking, Toibin's sixth novel is set in Brooklyn, NY and Ireland in the early 's when one young woman crosses the ocean to make a new life for herself. Beautiful and funny, the book, also now a movie in current release, has garnered praise, landing on the New York Times best seller list.
December, "Long before it legally served me, the bar saved me," asserts J. Moehringer, and his compelling memoir, The Tender Bar is the story of how and why. A Pulitzer-Prize winning writer for the Los Angeles Times, Moehringer grew up fatherless in pub-heavy Manhassett, New York, in a ram-shackle house crammed with cousins and ruled by an eccentric, unkind grandfather. Desperate for a paternal figure, he turns first to his father, a DJ whom he can only access via the radio. Moehringer calls him The Voice and pictures him as "talking smoke".
When The Voice suddenly disappears from the airwaves, Moehringer turns to his hairless Uncle Charlie, and subsequently, Uncle Charlie's place of employment - a bar called Dickens that soon takes center stage. Ultimately, Moehringer realizes that, "While I fear that we're drawn to what abandons us, and to what seems most likely to abandon us, in the end I believe we're defined by what embraces us," and his story makes us believe it. Brangien Davis. The town of 10, welcomed nearly 6, passengers, with open arms, hearts, and homes.
A true story of love and generosity in the face of a terrible tragedy. This quintessential Christmas story has been continuously in print since it was first published in Louisa's ordinary life changes when she takes a job working for the wheelchair-bound Will. October : Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.
July The Farm is a psychological thriller novel by Tom Rob Smith, that finds Daniel caught between his parents, and unsure of who to believe or trust. Lockhart, which begins during her 15th summer when she suffers a head injury on the private island off Cape Cod. May Astonish Me , by author Maggie Shipstead is the irresistible story of Joan, a young American dancer who helps a Soviet ballet star, the great Arslan Rusakov, defect in A flash of fame and a passionate love affair follow. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction February Set over the course of one school year in , Rainbow Rowell's novel, Eleanor and Park , is the story of two star-crossed misfits — smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.
January Set in rural New York state at the turn of the twentieth century, author James Scott makes his debut with The Kept , in which a mother and her son embark on a quest to avenge a tragedy that has shattered their family. December Leonard Bernstein was an enthusiastic letter writer.
The book, The Leonard Bernstein Letters , edited by Nigel Simeone, is the first to present a wide-ranging selection of his correspondence. September Rebecca Lee's collection of stories guides readers into a range of landscapes, both foreign and domestic, crafting stories as rich as novels in Bobcat and Other Stories.
August In A Constellation of Vital Phenomena , Anthony Marra uncovers a constellation of life in all its forms in a small Chechen village caught up in the fighting between Russian troops and Chechen rebels. July Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane , is the story of an artist who returns to his childhood home and recalls a magical struggle he was involved in as a young boy.
June From the moment it opens—on a rocky patch of Italian coastline, circa , when a daydreaming young innkeeper looks out over the water and spies a mysterious woman approaching him on a boat—Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins is a dazzling, yet deeply human, roller coaster of a novel. May : The Great Gatsby, F. April Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Katherine Boo chronicles the hardscrabble lives of some of Mumbai's poorest — and most inventive — people in Beyond the Beautiful Forevers. March Billy Lynn is a year-old college dropout living in the small Texas town where he grew up.
After he's arrested for trashing the car of his sister's ex, he's given two choices: face jail time or enlist in the Army. He chooses the Army. And Iraq. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind. November Imagine a world where the color red has startling powers and passion can make eggs fry in their cartons.
October Discovering a magical manuscript in Oxford's library, scholar Diana Bishop — a descendant of witches who has rejected her heritage — inadvertently unleashes a fantastical underworld of demons, witches and vampires whose activities center on an enchanted treasure. September Amor Towles' Rules of Civility opens with a chance encounter with a handsome banker in a jazz bar on New Year's Eve and sets the stage for Katey Kontent -- the book's narrator -- to join the upper echelons of New York society, where she befriends a shy multimillionaire, an Upper East Side ne'er-do-well, and a single-minded widow.
August Gillian Flynn's book Gone Girl revolves around a woman who disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary. When her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage, her husband realizes that something more disturbing than murder may have occurred. When art is everything and all art is extreme, what does real life look like? How much of our life is our own creation, and how much are we only playing parts? At the age of 16, each member must choose a faction, and our narrator, Beatrice, faces a nearly impossible decision from the start: stay with her family, or dare to be herself.
January, Death Comes to Pemberley by P. James, a good, old-fashioned mystery that features a cast of characters you already know. September, : S. Every day Christine - a woman with a rare form of amnesia - wakes up not knowing where she is. Her memories disappear every time she falls asleep.
Her husband, Ben, is a stranger to her. At the urging of her doctor, Christine starts a journal to keep track of daily events so that she can start to link her full story together. But one morning, she opens it and sees that she's written three unexpected and terrifying words: "Don't trust Ben.
She's lived her entire life at Swamplandia! July In State of Wonder by author Ann Pachett researcher Marina Singh sets off to the Amazon jungle to discover what could be a promising and valuable new fertility drug. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul and an obsession with opposable thumbs , he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. February, Acclaimed bestselling author Michael Capuzzo brings true crime realistically and vividly to life in The Murder Room , an account of a group of passionate men and women, inspired by their own wounded hearts to make a stand for truth, goodness, and justice in a world gone mad.
August, Bearskin by James A. May, Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday is the May book choice, a singularly inventive and unforgettable debut novel about love, luck, and the inextricability of life and art. This isn't Heathers by a long shot. February, This month's selection is Daryl Gregory's new book, Spoonbenders. December, January From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Shipping News and "Brokeback Mountain," comes the New York Times bestselling epic about the demise of the world's forests: " Barkskins is grand entertainment in the tradition of Dickens and Tolstoy First we live.
Then we die. And then August, This month's selection is a provocative satire of love, sex, money, and politics that unfolds over four wild days. July, Black Mad Wheel by Josh Malerman: The Danes, the band once known as the "Darlings Of Detroit" - are washed up and desperate for inspiration, eager to once again have a number one hit. But, I win, I win! Do I get a prize? CC, Have fun re-reading! OH Jeeez, I read the books myself and absolutely didn't think of them. It's a Harlequin Presents from back in the late 70's or early 80's. She is an actress with a bad temper who gets thrown off a set and has nowhere to go.
He owns a place in Texas? She takes too long getting ready in the mornings so he asks what all her bottles and cosmetics are for then throws away everything but the basics. She throws a complete fit. It's been decades since I've read a Harlequin, but I'd love to find this one. I've read many HP's, but that one doesn't sound familiar sorry, Morphidae. I'm also looking for a Harlequin Presents circa ' It's about a secretary forgot her name and her new boss who is the milionaire that takes over her company.
I think his name is either Luke or Jake Fosythe. Her parents are dead so she raised her younger brother Stevie. Stevie is out of control and gets arrested for stealing a car. Fosythe suddenly shows up at the courthouse and convinces the judge to release Stevie under his care. The judge agrees and Fosythe takes the secretary and Stevie to his house. Then he takes the secty to dinner and takes her out to the dance floor so that the paparazzi take pictures of them dancing. The secretary overhears dulcie in a high-end boutique talking smack, and she leaves Fosythe.
Meanwhile, stevie is working on the secty's car but he wasn't finished with the brakes, and she takes it, and gets into a car accident. Sound familiar anyone? HI Suge, sorry I checked my books between ' I remember at least a similar storyline but am not quite sure. So if I have read it, it must have been from the library. They just had HP's in the newer '90 design without the fine golden Line at the top. So my guess would be something between no.
The setting in the book I read was England, is that correct? Suge, I have googled and googled, and can't find the book you're talking about I know! I've googled and did everything I could think of CC and came up blank. The book was set in Britain, those are always my favorite, because its like traveling for cheap. Julia, girlfriend, I am sooo confused! Fosythe might just have an R in it! Finding old books is hard work, especially with a monthly series like Harlequin. Have you seen the site www. If you can't find anything else, maybe one of those titles might ring a bell? And good luck!
Okay, I have a "Name that Book" for you all. Something about the hero saving the heroine and her newborn baby who are stranded in the snow? It's one I swear I came across in this forum and thought I had read it before, but decided I'd go back to it and check later, only now I can't find it.
I would say I read the description of it either in this forum, or in something linked from this forum. It was a short story written by Linda Howard called Bluebird Winter. Thanks, bookbeat! That's it, and now I see that another book I was thinking of was Sarah's Child , which is slightly connected to Bluebird Winter.
It is? I didn't know that! Sarah's Child is one of my favorites. I'm going to have to go look for Bluebird Winter now! Apparently Almost Forever is slightly connected too, although I'm not sure how. The hero in Bluebird appears younger in Sarah's Child though according to an Amazon review. Is it the young neighbor who lived next door with his Mom and helped Sarah in the store? I can't remember his name, Derek maybe? I am looking for a book I read before I don't know the title or author. It is set in England near the Thames. In the beginning the heroine is a highwayman dressed as a boy and is in charge of a group of orphaned boys.
She tries to rob a nobleman and he captures her and takes her to his home to be punished. When they go to spank her they figure out she is a she and he decides to keep her and train her to be a lady. In the end she ends up being or looking like someone important that they were looking for all along. Some other random things: I think she had her first "tub" bath and compared it to bathing in the Thames.
I believe she had long red hair. I have read all the possible ones. I would love to find this book. I have been looking for more than 3 years now! Any help would be great! Hi winnie, welcome to the group! Thanks Julia, but I don't think either of these are it by the descriptions. I looked at the description and I don't think that it is the book I am looking for. Looks like it is along the same lines though. I'll get it and read it just to be sure. Any more ideas? Winnie, can you remember anything else about the book? Anything at all? Yeah I read Captain Jack's Woman not too long ago and that doesn't sound like a match.
Winnie: wish I could help ya, but I don't know the book you're looking for. It sounds like a good read, though, so I'll be watching this thread to see what you find out. Good luck! CC, Let's see I read it when I was a teen so it was from sometime before about The robbery starts from like the the first page. She was young and virginal. He was maybe ish. Set in the regency era I believe. Sorry I don't remember anything else right now.
Maybe someone here will remember this one: I read it in college, so it would have been published pre or so. It's a historical romance set in the crusades time period in England. The heroine has a brother I think maybe he's the one who ends up becoming friar tuck. The hero who is a knight of some sort and the heroine travel across country with her brother and some other people as a group.
They're going to save some girl I think maybe, who turns out to be blind?
I do remember that there's a bar brawl scene at one point. Sorry so vague, but it's been a long time since I read it. I remember really liking it though and I'd like to re-read it and maybe see if the author has written anything else. I dont remember if the woman was an actress. But she was a beautiful woman who got stranded and a rancher gave her a job. I "borrowed" a book trilogy from my Grandpa who loved to read romance novels! He can't see well enough now about 15 years ago that took place in the American colonies and some islands in the Gulf of Mexico that were used by pirates.
There was a hurricane in one where the heroine lost her memory and was rescued by a Spanish galleon and was on the verge of marrying a Spanish noble when her memory came back and her pirate husband rescued her before they both were executed. She was courted by at least one other pirate, maybe Jean LaFitte? I think in the 3rd book they retired and settled down on his estate in the Carolinas or Virginia under his real name. Classic bodice-rippers all three, but I thought they were wonderful at the time and reread them at least once, maybe twice. I remembered the author!!!
Valerie Sherwood I was slicing up potatoes for beef stew and it just popped into my head! The books were Nightsong , Windsong , and Lovesong. Not necessarily in that order. This is an add on to my message I still think it was one of Janet Dailey's State books, but it might have been the one about Utah. Land Of Enchantment was set in New Mexico.
Katybear, Check out this page, which lists books that touch on the Robin Hood legend and characters. Many of those listed are romances. The story opens on Elyse overseeing the wedding preparation of her cousin female. During the ceremony she slips away to the bridal chambers to make sure every thing is everything where she is kidnapped by Max and his cronies.
Any suggestions to the title and author would be really appreciated, I am longing to re-read this story. Dainty, that sounds an awful lot like Jude Devereaux 's Velvet Angel. The hero's name was Miles, though, and the heroine's was Elizabeth. He kidnapped her by mistake in a rolled up carpet. I read it not too long ago. They end up in the north wintering over in a castle and getting involved with some bad guys from the hansiatic league.
I was thinking it was set in the Elizabethan era, though. It's one of Woodiwiss' best, in my opinion. Wasn't the heroine in that one also rolled up in a carpet? Thanks a million, katybear. You guys are the best. But Knight in Shining Armor is awesome! Dainty - Glad to help! I'm not nearly as well-read romance-wise as most of the people here, so I confess I was absurdly excited when I recognized the book! Don't you just love those tried n true plot devices? I got three books that I need help finding one is driving me "bonkers" 'cause I didn't like it the first time around, but message 21 sounds like it and I thought I knew the name, and the more I try to remember ahh I don't remember the author.
He's a utter bastard, but considering that his little daughter screams evertime he comes near her that would make anyone mad at the world. They met on a ship, the hero having a hard time comforting his travel-worn daughter, and the heroine who happen to be a spy for her side is carrying some priceless porcelain doll which she kindly lends the child.
Somehow losses sight of them in the crowd and has to track down the guy, the child and the doll, because the doll has a secret compartment with vital info need by her side. I think the guy was also a spy for his side too. She did find them and had to pose as a nanny for hire so that she can steal the doll back before its secrets are discovered. The Duke is dead and his brother plots to do away with the new born heiress and assume the title.
The dying duchess is aware of the plot and after the delivery of her daughter she details the plot in a letter which she places in the spine of her bible and on her the last of her dying strength she takes the newborn, warms the family seal and brands the child on her "butt".
Child escape death as the henceman kind of a Finnegan character the villain used decided to raise the child as his own so one day he can claim the title thru the child. She's raised as a pickpocket and on her first time out she gets caught by the hero who likens her appearance to one of their ilk. Hi Everyone!
Actually found the title right one, silly me and the author of book 1. It's called Loving Julia by Karen Robards which was suggested to me on talk forum at www. I usually like time travel stories too. It appears to be a book that generates a lot of divided opinion. A lot of people really like it, but an equal number seem to hate it. I'm looking for two books: 1 is a gothic romance, and I only remember a few details. First, it was by an author I wasn't familiar with, and had a black cover with no people on it. I know that the hero accused the heroine of being a witch, which she denied, but after they slept together, he made note that she had two "witches marks" that were birthmarks above her pubic line.
Also, she was clueless about sex, and asked the hero what "fellate me" meant because she overheard another man say it to a woman I remember he had to teach her all about sex, and she was so afraid of it, that he tied himself up for her so she wouldn't have to fear being overpowered. I remember she wore a jean skirt with buttons all the way to the floor, and they had sex on a kitchen table.
Thanks, Ireland. Now if I could only get relief from the 3RD. This one I found on another site and it sounds so good, I would like to read it Ring any bells? Message 43 O. I know this is kind of late but I just read your 3 as part of my search - I am still looking for the book above in post I see you found it. Hi Winnie, Whisper to Me of Love isn't your book of 21? I could have sworn that your book was solved in another thread Anyho, here's an overview for Whisper to Me of Love by Shirlee Busbee A whisper of Passion She was a raven-haired waif from the streets of london - a wild innocent to be rescued A spirited beauty she would captivate Royce Manchester's jaded heart-while resisting the smoldering desire she felt for her virile protector.
When fate hurls them together in , their lives are changed forever. A whisper of Danger In Royce's glittering world of money and privilege, young Morgana discovered the shocking sercret of her true identity- entangling the wealthy American planter in a deadly skein of aristocratic family intrugue. But grave evil would only feed the flames of love that knew no bounds and glorious rapture that would not be denied. Hope you find your story. She's supposed to be watching this one guy and there is a scene with him where he is giving her a massage with oil etc. I got it at this used book sale these old ladies in my neighborhood had in their garage but after i read my grandma took and i never saw it again.
Here's another one. This book is called something like Second Chance or something to that effect. It's about this deaf woman a scientist who dies getting hit by a car while crossing a street after work. She goes to a "heaven" like place where this apparent angel tells her she wasn't supposed to die so she gets another chance. She ends up in the pass in the body of this woman who was in a coma maybe?
It ends happily ever after with her wining back the husbands love And one more kind of similar to the last one. Starts out with this car crash scene. Woman in car crash hits her head apparently and can't remember anything of who she is. Her husband finds her but she doesn't recognize him and passes out and into a coma. She wakes has no idea about anything, doesn't even recognize her own face. She goes home and the reader gradually finds out that she was not a nice person but since she can't remember She lives in a huge house with her husband and these apparently French siblings who work for her and her husband.
Anyways she kind of starts to remember, makes up with her husband Who does end of rescuing her. So there are my vague summaries of books i read at one type and can't remember. I've been looking for these forever it seems like cuz they were really good Help! Do you all know about Byron? The last one sounds a little like a Theresa Charles book which was published as both Dark Legacy and Happy now I go, neither of which touchstone. I love this book.
I don't think it's that one since I remember it being more contemporary then that It was republished in the 80s, but it was very much set in WW2. Although since it was written during WW2 orignally the "feel" is more contemporary. Sort of. But the French part is not it. A woman wakes up in the hospital in France after a car crash. She has amnesia and doesn't recognize the man who claims to be her husband.
He lives in a castle with his mother and sister -- and they have a daughter she doesn't remember either. Eventually it turns out to be a case of mistaken identity. Too bad no one else recognizes my first one! It sounds interesting. I just added it to the Romantic Times Book Sleuth discussion thread, though. Winnie, I don't see a post that you found your book 21 yet. Could it be Love's Charade by Jane Feather? Oh, this is so exciting! The book I'm looking for is a totally trashy romance my cousin and I read for the sex scenes when we were younger.
It involved this guy who was a teacher or a professor and had bright red hair. Anyway, he had sex with a bunch of girls, and they all came back to this reunion with batches of redhaired children It was cheesy, but I remember it so vividly and wish I could find it again! Anybody recognize it? No sorry. But welcome to the group superblondgirl! Jenson, According to the people on the Romantic Times Message Boards, my book 2 up there is Fantasy by Lori Foster , which they say was originally published as part of a series romance and then repubed after she got famous.
I've got it bookmooched now, but I haven't received it yet, so I'll let you know when I get it in. Ireland, I have Foster's Fantasy, but I didn't recognize it from the bits you remembered. Here's the blurb from the back cover: Security consultant Sebastian Sinclair agrees to be sold at a bachelor auction. Being bought is one thing, now he's about to be given away as a gift for some lucky birthday girl. But one look at Brandi Sommers and Sebastian can't wait to be unwrapped.
Brandi really means it when she says "Oh, you shouldn't have" to her sister's outrageous birthday gift, a five-day dream vacation to a lovers' retreat. Lover included. What's she going to do in paradise with the sexy stranger Sebastrian Sinclair? Brandi soon discovers she can do whatever she wants. I remember this one now. If you like Fantasy, and you haven't read the other Visitation books, you should. They are all fabulous! I hope someone can tell me what this book is.
I read it years ago, from the library, and could never figure out what the book was after I sent it back. I don't know names either. All I remember was that the lady was going on vacation in either scotland or england. She was staying in a type of lodge or log cabin.
There was something magical that appeared, some type of God or Faery. They fell in love. It was forbidden for him to love someone, so he was sent back to no-where land before a council to get his fate judged. She went home and balled her eyes out. She told her sister or someone close to her about him, and the person was convinced that it was all a dream, that she had from the plot of a book she was reading.
She convinced herself of that too. Then months later he moves in across the street from her, and thats the end of the book. I keep thinking that he begged the councel to send him back as a person so they could have a life together. BUT I have a very active imagination, so I don't know if that was in there or if I just dreamed it up myself when the book was done with. Thanks :D. The Secret Life of Bryan was one of my faves of the visitation series. I'll have to check out fantasy, it sounds good. Ireland, it will be interesting to see if they got the right book.
CrazyDaisyLou - It kind of sounds like a short story I read in Man of My Dreams which was an anthology except the ending it much, much different. In this short story the heroine is a librarian who discovers her former lover at a solstace celebration. He left her because he had been taken by the fairies and was the consort of the fairy queen. It's probably not the same one but I thought I'd mention it. It does sound like a very good story, hope you figure out what it is. There is a Johanna Lindsey with a plot like this. The heroine is named Rosalind or something like that and is a medieval history professor.
She collects swords and bought one that was cursed and brought forth Thor, a Viking warrior. They fall in love and travel through time, and the only way to break the curse is if she voluntarily gives him the sword back, which she does to free him, but it send them back to their respective times.
Her brother and best friend both tell her she's been sick and it's been a dream or some such thing and at the end Thor does appear in her time as a modern man, having appealed to Odin in Valhalla to give him a second chance at life. I think it was called Until Forever or something like that. Her name is Roseleen, but other than that you are on the mark gracer. It is called Until Forever. I don't usually read contemporaries, but I remember reading one when I was younger that I would like to find again.
It was written in the 80s and followed the romantic lives of music prodigies who meet at school as teenagers. It followed them into adulthood and was an old school 80s epic. The main character is a virtuoso girl who is considerably younger than the others who has a serious case of unrequited love for the big man on campus. He de-flowers her an expression one never uses outside of a romance novel and then walks out on her. They wind up getting together years later and she of course has only ever had sex once with him as a teenager because who knows. They also have a male friend who is involved in some weird bi-threesome plot where he refers to some sex act as being as romantic as "changing a light bulb.
Thanks so much Gracer and LucyMaude. I hope this is it, it sounds like it is. I'm surprised I don't have it, considering I've collected 25 Johanna Lindsey novels so far. But I'm 25, and it's been at least 9 years since I read it, and I didn't even actually own any books back then. I am SO going out tomorrow to look for it.
Remember Me there are 3 of them. I am still looking for the book in message Here is the description from bn. Synopsis Eyes snapping emerald fire, Isabeau DeBurgh alias the Devil's Flame-sat motionless upon her fine black stallion. The most feared and notorious highwayman of them all was about to strike Publishers Weekly Readers who don't put a premium on originality may find this fast-paced tale of s England amusing, with its masterful hero and spunky heroine. Isabeau DeBurgh, a beautiful woman with a hot temper and a vocabulary to match, earns a living at what she does best--highway robbery.
But the night she tries to rob Lord Griffin Stone, an aristocratic black sheep just back from America, her luck runs out; he wounds her in a sword fight. Griffin won't turn Isabeau over to the authorities who might hang her nor turn her loose to steal, so he decides to take her home, dress her up and teach her the finer points of etiquette. Meanwhile Isabeau develops a soft spot in her heart for Griffin, as he does for her. And why not? Compared to the rest of the crew, a mere thief looks pretty attractive.
Winniekuhl, I think I have solved the mystery of I knew it sounded familiar, I just had a hard time coming up with the name. It is Birdie by Taylor Ryan. It is a Harlequin Historical published in Actually, a copy is being sold on ebay right now if you want to look at it. I probably shouldn't be so confident. After all I could be wrong. But I hope I'm not.
Let me know if I got it. Thanks megkrahl, I read the desciption and it is not it. Thanks for trying! Hi Winnie, i thought it might be The Rogue and the Hellion by Connie Mason as she is a highwayman, but found out to be a girl, he takes her back to teach her a lesson but she turns out to be a lady! But then i realised it wasn't published until , might have been re-released, but i thought it was worth a mention just incase Hope you find what yr looking for! Her flirtatious sister, Daphne, is engaged to a man who will only inherit if he is married by a certain date.
Daphne elopes, leaving behind a note and her wedding dress. Sophie shows up at the altar, but Alex, the bridegroom, recognizes her for who she is. They agree to marry to allow him to inherit and her to save face for her sister. It does sound familiar, but I am at a loss as well.
The names of the sisters are different, but the plot sounds very similar. In the Bradley story, the sisters are twins. Could be it. I found a description: Lovely Sophia Forest was a very intellectual young lady for the year in Regency England--quite different from her beautiful and flighty sister, Daphne. All London was agog when Sophia rather than Daphne wed the dashing Earl of Gresham, whose scorn for bookish females was well-known. The marriage was intended as a business arrangement only--to preserve the Earl's fortune and give Sophia financial independence.
But what was Sophia to do when she found herself enamoured of her husband, though too proud to admit it? Sophia needed all her wit and womanly wiles in a game of pretense and passion, to make the man she loved, love her. We'll see if it's the right one. It's original copyright date was Hello, I was wondering if anyone could help me find the names of two books I read some years ago. I believe they were published around always before August I believe they are from British authors.
They are both romances. One has a yellow cover with little cakes or cupcakes - I don't recall on them. She shares her house with some friends. The book is really funny. The other one has a light blue cover and I don't remember the story that well. I do know that in the end, the guy gives the girl a unique rose that he himself well, his company I guess created by matching 2 types of roses. In this last one, I just remembered that in the beginning, the girl is trying some clothes in a shop and afraid of a bee runs topless through the shop and bumps into the guy.
Well, I know it's not much, but if anyone could help, I'd be very grateful. Thank you very much. I love that you guys have this section. New here, so please bear with me. I also think she had a girlfriend who runs a local bookshop. I know it isn't much to go on, but every time I think I may be remembering more of the story I start to think I'm combining two stories into one. It's driving me batty. Nyah99 -- yellow cover with possible cupcakes reminds me of He Loves Lucy by Susan Donovan , but I'm not sure that's your book.
This one takes place in Miami? The heroine has a goal to lose weight for publicity with the hero being her trainer. Not one of the Bridgertons I'll dig around a bit and see if I can come up with a title. Thank you so much both of you. Thank you again. Thank you for your help. I've just found the name of the other book. First of all, its cover is not blue, but white. While still a teenager, Smith became well known locally as a backing vocalist as well as pianist in the Baltimore metropolitan area.
During this period, he regularly performed with a number of his contemporaries, including Gary Bartz alto , Grachan Moncur trombone , and Mickey Bass bass. He also backed a number of jazz singers including Ethel Ennis while performing in the house band at Baltimore's Royal Theater shortly after receiving his degree. In , he moved to New York City , where he initially played piano in Betty Carter 's band for a year. The Jazz Messengers, together with Miles Davis' group, were one of the main proving grounds for young up-and-coming jazz musicians, experimentally edgy and musically stretching, and both were an ever-revolving door of young modern jazz musicians as modes and moods rapidly changed during a fresh period of experimentation.
No recordings exist of this period. In May , Smith returned to working with Roland Kirk for the album sessions for Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith Verve, before continuing his career as pianist for a year with drummer Max Roach although once again no recordings were made of this lineup. Following this stint, Smith moved to Pharoah Sanders ' ensemble early in , a group Sanders had set up on the death of John Coltrane the previous year. Fiercely improvisational, Sanders pushed the band creatively to the boundaries of free jazz, recording three of Sanders' finest recordings: Karma Impulse , , Jewels of Thought Impulse , and Thembi Impulse, , together with recording sessions not released until as Izipho Zam Strata East , It is at this point that Smith began experimenting with electric keyboards:.
On Thembi , that was the first time that I ever touched a Fender Rhodes electric piano. We got to the studio in California — Cecil McBee had to unpack his bass, the drummer had to set up his drums, Pharoah had to unpack all of his horns. Everybody had something to do, but the piano was just sitting there waiting. I saw this instrument sitting in the corner and I asked the engineer, 'What is that? All of a sudden I started writing a song and everybody ran over and said, 'What is that? Whatcha gonna call it? Barbieri had by then begun to temper his free jazz excursions of the s with softer Afro-Cuban and South American textures in his music, which would influence Smith's playing into new directions in the following years.
One further recording, El Gato Flying Dutchman, , was released after Smith had again moved on; from he had also taken up the invitation to join Miles Davis band on electric keyboards. Over the next year, during an intense period of studio recording by Davis, various line-ups laid down a considerable number of sessions, which were later inter-cut and remixed for final release. Miles Davis insisted that Smith learn to play the organ for the sessions: "Miles gave me two nights to learn how to make music on the thing.
Miles liked to introduce new sounds in a surprising way — that's how he produced such innovative, fresh music. Blending atmospheric fusion, soul and funk, Smith was encouraged by Bob Thiele , the owner of Flying Dutchman Records , who had produced both Pharoah Sanders' and Gato Barbieri's output while Smith had been in their bands, the latter for Thiele's newly formed label. For his debut album, Astral Traveling Flying Dutchman, , Smith re-recorded the title song he had composed and played on with the Pharoah Sanders band two years previous.