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Initial post: Jan 5, 2009 1:57:14 PM PST
I just read a book where the heroine almost dies. I can't remember the name but it is one of Lisa Kleypas' books.

Anyway, I thought it very romantic when the hero begged her to live...sigh... LOL

Does anyone else know of books like this? I would love some more recommendations!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2009 2:21:03 PM PST
HMS says:
Where Dreams Begin by Lisa Kleypas

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2009 2:25:55 PM PST
That was the book I read! Thanks :)

Do you know of any more like it?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2009 2:26:18 PM PST
Arikara says:
If you are into futuristic/timetravel/fantasy books, Dara Joy's Rejar has a scene where the heroine almost dies and the hero is willing to risk his life for her.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2009 2:28:38 PM PST
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Agent Scully says:
If You Deceive by Kresley Cole has a good scene like that. Also Maiden Bride by Deborah Simmons.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2009 2:35:21 PM PST
HMS says:
Upon a wicked time by Karen Ranney (historical)

Bulletproof Bride by Diana Duncan (harlequin)

Will try to think of more!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2009 2:41:48 PM PST
Thanks everyone! I will add these to my lists...keep the suggestions coming!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2009 3:22:02 PM PST
J. Reddan says:
Try SOMETHING WOMNDERFUL by Judith McNaught

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2009 4:48:55 PM PST
The heroine almost dies in this book, twice, and the hero saves her life - once when she's a complete stranger to him and he practically wills her back to life, and again after they are together. Here's the link where I found it.
http://www.nightowlromance.com/nightowlromance/reviews/excerpts.asp?ReviewId=2687
It is a really good read.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2009 5:07:52 PM PST
peppermint says:
All the Queens Men-Linda Howard,
Heroine jumped in front of Hero who didn`t see a gunman sneek up on him,the bullet tore thru her liver ,spleen,ribs and who knows what else when it hit her.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2009 5:13:19 PM PST
winnie says:
If I'm remembering correctly Catherine Coulter used this theme in her Bride series historical romances (which I read a LONG time ago...but i really liked).

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2009 8:19:58 AM PST
FreeAdvice says:
DIRKLUS by Ahsumma Beach - heroine almost dies.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2009 9:45:47 AM PST
Sweet says:
Something Wonderful by Judith McNaught...The best!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2009 10:01:33 AM PST
Michigangirl says:
Song of the Waves by Anne Hampson. The heroine has an incurable brain tumor and she meets the hero when she doesn't have that long left of her life.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2009 10:01:36 AM PST
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MelissaB says:
Hmmm...There was a big thread awhile ago with this theme but I don't have the link.

Ones I have read and enjoyed:
All the Queen's Men by Linda Howard (gun shot wound - contemporary)
A Game of Chance by Linda Howard (gun shot wound - contemporary)
Angel Knight by Susan King (heroine was very sick - medieval romance)
His Wicked Ways by Samantha James (childbirth - Scottish medieval romance)
Dark Prince by Christine Feehan (stabbed by the bad guys - paranormal romance)
Dark Melody by Christine Feehan (heart condition and childbirth - paranormal romance)
Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward (heroine has leukemia - hero makes a big sacrifice quite willingly in exchange for her life)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2009 10:12:35 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 9, 2009 10:18:20 AM PST
Sweet says:
There was also a novel my Julie Garwood, I can't remember the title. But the heroine gets a wound (cut on her leg) in a battle, where she actually helps the hero's brother. She doesn't tell the hero she's hurt and by the time they get to the castle, it's really bad and she gets a fever and fights to recover, all the while the hero doesn't leave her side.

What was the name of that book?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2009 10:15:45 AM PST
MelissaB says:
Honor's Splendor by Julie Garwood - I love that book, I can't believe I forgot it!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2009 10:17:52 AM PST
Sweet says:
That's it MelissaB! I loved that book too! My favs have always been McNaught and Garwood.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2009 10:32:09 AM PST
Moonstruck Madness by Laurie McBain (she had brain fever)
Fever by Katherine Sutcliffe (similar scenario to Where Dreams Begin)
Wife by Agreement by Kim Lawrence (gets hit by a car to save her's son and miscarries and gets a concussion--technically not almost dying but same feel).
The Rawhide Man by Diana Palmer (falls down stairs and has concussion but hero is shaken up)
Enamored by Diana Palmer
The Patient Nurse by Diana Palmer

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2009 10:32:50 AM PST
Gosh I read Honor's Splendor not too long ago and I don't remember that. I'm getting old.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2009 1:36:11 PM PST
Thanks, everyone!! I read Honor's Splendor two or three years ago and loved it as well. I need to reread it...

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2009 3:22:01 PM PST
B. Shah says:
Promise me Forever by Lorraine Heath - the hero and heroine are in love since their childhood and get separated. They meet again in their adult years and the heroine almost dies in an accident. There were some touching scenes as the hero is trying to get her to wake up.
Also, the Secret Diaries of Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn - the heroine almost dies in childbirth and it is really touching as the hero realizes how much he loves the heroine at that moment

Posted on Mar 22, 2010 11:44:11 PM PDT
MyCat says:
I'm bumping up this ancient thread to see if there are any additional recs - it's been more than a year since the last post so I hope there are. Read most of the ones suggested & would love to read more books with this theme (as if I don't have enought in my TBR pile!).

Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 23, 2010 6:33:42 AM PDT
So many books. . . . so little time:

I tried this link to find the book you recommend, but the link is no longer available. What is the name of the book and author? It sounds good.

I too love this theme. Two recommendations: "Annie and the Outlaw" by Sharon Sala and my all-time favorite book - "Into the Wilderness" by Sara Donati.

Posted on Mar 23, 2010 8:56:01 AM PDT
Madigan's Wife (Silhouette Intimate Moments, No 1068) He's a cop turned PI who became a serial marry-er (lol) after his first wife (and true love) divorced him because he kept getting hurt/nearly killed on the job and she just couldn't take it anymore. He gets assigned to be her bodyguard because of something she witnessed. He always thought she was over-reacting about his injuries... until the shoe was on the other foot.
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