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Suggestions please: h thinks H doesn't love her and flees without him knowing

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Initial post: Jan 1, 2013 11:37:26 AM PST
Kelli says:
Hey all,

I'm looking for some historical romances, preferably medieval, where the heroine loves the hero but thinks he's in love with another woman... finally decides to give up on him, and leaves him in the middle of the night or when the hero is away so that he comes home to find her gone and goes crazy trying to find her. Lots of gut wrench please!

Thanks so much for any suggestions!

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 2:01:37 PM PST

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 9:34:11 PM PST
MegMeg says:
If You Deceive by Kresley Cole is fantastic... not exactly what you were looking for but close. Regency romance novel.

H meets h and likes her, finds out she's the daughter of his enemy, decides to seduce her and trick her into thinking he'll marry her and then abandon her to her fate. He winds up falling in love with her but is never honest with her and she has to practically leave him before he realizes how much she means to him. She finds out about the relationship to her mother and that he only wants her for revenge, since he's been kinda crappy, she doesn't think she can trust a word he has said or done. So while he is away she leaves and goes back to France, in the slum, he's miserable... she almost dies... there was sooooo much angst in this book that I almost put it down forever at one point. Made me cry a lot. Overall I liked it though and had to go and purchase the other 2 in the series. It's the third book but all of the books take place at exactly the same time so you don't even notice it.

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 6:35:23 PM PST

Posted on Jan 5, 2013 8:45:56 AM PST
A. Wan says:
An old one, and not exactly what you're looking for, but The Finer Things by Brenda Joyce made me cry when I read it! Unpolished street girl through many twists and turns becomes married to an earl/viscount/baron (can't remember), the two of them basically spend the last third of the novel thinking that the other does not love him/her and it's really angsty and sad (and makes me want to wring their necks and tell them to JUST SAY IT). At one point, the h leaves the H after sleeping with him, thinking that she cannot live with him knowing that he doesn't love her. HEA though, and a keeper for me personally (:

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 6, 2013 6:09:24 PM PST
Kelli says:
thanks, i'll check those out!

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 4:51:28 PM PST
kate says:

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 5:14:24 PM PST
Himalayas says:
Moon Flower by Shirl Henke

It's not exactly what you are looking for, but the h did leave in secret and it took years for H to find her: he had to move and changed his whole life to finally find her.

Spoilers:: He refused to give up his long term mistress after marrying the h, and when she found out. he didn't want to be seen as weak if he gave in to her demands, he thinks he is entitled, that's what all men in his position do, he is so afraid of his feelings for the h etc etc.. He refused to let h go either. So, h left him in secret. He came home one day to find her gone without a trace. That was the best part :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 5:31:04 PM PST
Lillian Rose says:

Is this the one where the mistress has a child or children to the H, and he has sex again with the mistress even after the h has left and he decides to go after her, and she falls pregnant to him that time?

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 2:43:49 PM PST
luvs2read says:
Yesterday's Sins

"Where my family comes from we believe in an eye for an eye...a life for a life..." these words changed Catriona's life forever.
After years of running from a past she cannot bear to remember, a bouquet of flowers, unlooked for and unwanted, makes Kate Audley look over her shoulder in trepidation.
For eight years, the successful real estate agent has lived under an assumed name in the tiny South Auckland village of Clevedon after fleeing Australia and the man who took her well-ordered life and threw it into chaos.
Now Alexandros Korda has found her.
And finally she is compelled to face her past, face the man who wreaked a terrible revenge on her and the daughter they had together.
On her eighteenth birthday a freak accident that killed his nephew, brought Alexandros Korda into Catriona's life. Seven years later, she is trying to forget the horror that followed and the daughter they had together.
Yesterday's Sins is the captivating story of a woman's attempts to resist the man she loves to hate and Alex's equally determined commitment that she won't succeed.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 5:36:26 PM PST
Magelet says:
The Mésalliance (Rockliffe Book 2) (there's also a prequel, which is very good too).

Posted on Feb 3, 2013 1:08:48 PM PST
Trekkie says:
Kiss an Angel This book fits lots of threads. H thinks h is helping her father into trapping him. He tries to make her life miserable. He doesn't want her to get pregnant. She gets preggers because her step-mother messed with her birth control pills. H says she has to get abortion. She leaves him just about the time he decides he loves her.
I usually don't care for circus books but I liked this one.

Posted on Feb 17, 2013 8:33:53 PM PST

Posted on Feb 17, 2013 9:26:23 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Apr 25, 2013 11:08:38 AM PDT
Bling says:
I think this happens in Silver Lining although I haven't read this book yet.

ETA: Read it and loved it. Awesome h.
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