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looking for a good tearjerker

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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 7:34:16 PM PDT
tealadytoo says:
That's the one. Angst everywhere you turn. (H is somewhat "forced" to betray the h, since the OW is a spy and his ex-lover and he is ordered to seduce her for King and country. He has no idea the h has been tricked into observing.)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 11:38:14 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 23, 2012 11:41:15 PM PDT
BethB says:
It's a long time since I read it, so it's more the emotion of it that has stayed with me. But I'll try. Futuristic Earth, sharply divided between the elite and the poor. Androids do everything for the rich, including sexually. h is Jane, a teenager downtrodden by her mother. She falls desperately in love with Silver, a minstrel android, and they run away together. I can't remember his initial motives, but he has no emotions at first and then begins to develop them. She sheds her mousiness.

Of course, they're pursued. **BIG SPOILER ALERT**

There isn't an HEA. He is killed by the authorities. But the ending isn't all dark - we're left with a suggestion that his soul will go on and they may be together again someday, and the person she is at the end of the book can go on without him. I have never cried so hard at the end of a book.

I didn't know there was a sort-of-sequel until recently, but it gets mixed reviews, so I'm debating. It's not about Jane and Silver. According to Wiki, Tanith Lee has said there may eventually be a third book that properly finishes the story.

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 11:57:00 PM PDT
Tammie says:
Nights in Rodanthe was a big tear jerker for me. My daughter wanted to know what was wrong. I also second or third Redeeming Love.

Posted on Apr 26, 2012 3:13:48 PM PDT
All guaranteed to to make you cry your eyes out.

- Finding Zach by Rowan Speedwell
- Love in the Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas
- The Reluctant Dom by Tymber Dalton
- Big Temptation by Robin Rotham
- Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon
- Fifty Shades trilogy by EL James
- Rough Canvas by Joey Hill
- Kindred Hearts by Rowan Speedwell

Posted on Apr 26, 2012 7:10:35 PM PDT
Arual says:
I really liked In the Shadow of the Dragonfly by M. Jean Pike. Very engaging young "hero." Cried up a storm.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 27, 2012 1:39:58 AM PDT
Lily Rose 81 says:
Is there's an hea? Could you share some significant spoilers?

Posted on May 13, 2012 6:42:09 AM PDT
Ms, MB says:
Based upon this forum's recommendation, I tried to read "Outlander". I hated it. Boring and slow, and the Heroine was not likeable. Gave up after the 4th loooong chapter. So glad I borrowed it from the library instead of purchasing on Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 8:16:33 AM PDT
HJ Leonard says:
Someone should have warned you that it doesn't start to really get going until after page 150. Also, it's not a straight out romance. It's historical fiction with romance in it.

Sorry you didn't enjoy it.

Posted on May 13, 2012 9:33:10 AM PDT
bsedam says:
This is a second chance romances from new author that made me cry:

The first is a two book series:
Cutters Vs. Jocks, A Prequel Novella to Binding Arbitration this sets up their relationshi and Binding Arbitration, A Chick Lit/Contemporary Romance Novel here is where the tears start to flow close to the end of the book

Similar, but not as heart wrenching was The Sweet Gum Tree

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 12:12:21 PM PDT
Arual says:
Hi Lily Rose 81,

I'm sorry it took so long to reply - I've been on vacation (lucky me!).

As to if In the Shadow of the Dragonfly has a hea... well, that's a tough question to answer. I would say it has a very sad ending, but hopeful in a way... sort of. But even though you asked for spoilers, I don't want to give you any! That would ruin the story. The only other thing I can say that wouldn't be a spoiler is that our main character is a VERY good guy. Very loving, very loyal.

Posted on May 13, 2012 1:19:37 PM PDT
Nigella. says:
Just finished Love Walked In (contemporary romantic suspense) 335 pages. Wow. 335 pages of romantic suspense with secret agent plot. It blew me away. It reads real life and I get the feeling the author is writing from experience not from researching her subject matter. The author has the knack of engaging a reader in a domestic scene and then WAM! If you've seen the BBC TV series Spooks, and like that sort of MI6 stuff, this for you. The protagonist is English the hero American. By the way, if you love dogs you might need tissues handy.

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 1:42:58 PM PDT
HJ Leonard says:
You must really love Francine Howarth since 6 out of your 8 reviews are for her books. Just saying.

So, what exactly makes this particular book as good tearjerker?

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 5:31:41 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 13, 2012 5:54:29 PM PDT
cathyr says:
Hmmm - looks like Howarth might be one of those authors who like to keep the book reviews nice and tidy.

Note this external book review blog - has two reviews for the book "Scandalous Whisper" from Nov 2011. The link to the book on Amazon no longer works, but when I bring up Howarth's list of books, surprise surprise there it is Scandalous Whisper a Regency Romance but now it only has *one* review, from Soar, in March this year. A BBA perhaps?

I'm sorry ND Soar. I don't know who you are but I have major suspicions that if you are not actually Howarth then you are closely related.

[Who puts the number of pages in the book title? There's a new one.]

ETA: I note the 3catz24's review wasn't deleted by her - it can still be seen on her profile Really not a good look for an author and in all honesty makes many of her remaining reviews untrustworthy.

Posted on May 15, 2012 11:57:14 AM PDT
boogenhagen says:
Sunrise Song (Avon Camelot Books) by Kathleen Eagle - I cried my way through half of this book. There is an HEA but parts are incredibly sad.

Posted on May 15, 2012 4:12:45 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 15, 2012 4:19:35 PM PDT
One Good Turn (Signet Regency Romance) by Carla Kelly. Libby's London Merchant (Signet Regency Romance) is a preguel to it and I think they should read in order. OGT is like another Dream a Little Dream to me. They make me teary.

Posted on May 19, 2012 5:19:50 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 19, 2012 5:20:13 PM PDT
Another tearjerker for me is Passion by Lisa Valdez. The moment when the hero realizes that he loves Passion is one of the most beautifully written moments in romance that I've encountered.

Posted on May 19, 2012 7:44:19 PM PDT
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