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Initial post: Jun 10, 2011 11:22:14 AM PDT
Kristin says:
I was reading something the other day and randomly a scene from a previous novel that I've read popped into my head and for the life of me I can't remember where it is from...

The scene that I remember is of the heroine following (I believe) the hero to his ex-mistress's house where their baby (the hero and the mistress) is sick with some sort of fever (or it might have been a cough). I can't exactly remember, but I think that the hero had kept this a secret from the heroine as a reason for not marrying her. The mistress was nice, but obviously worried about her child and the hero was rather distraught too.

I'm not sure if any of that helps, but it is really bothering me that I can't remember where this scene is from... if anyone could help point me in the right direction that would be awesome!

PS... it was probably a regency because those are the ones that I usually read.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2011 11:53:18 AM PDT
JennyG. says:

A Valentine Wedding by Jane Feather

Lady Emma Beaumont and Lord Alasdair Chase were once inseparable childhood friends, then betrothed lovers. But something went dreadfully awry, and Emma left Alasdair practically at the altar.

Now, two years later, Emma has inherited a substantial fortune...but there's one small string attached: until the day she weds, Emma cannot spend a farthing without Alasdair's consent.

The thought of having to go to Alasdair, with his mocking smile and derisive eyes, every time she needs money is not to be borne. Emma swears to Alasdair that she'll have both a husband--and a lover--by St. Valentine's Day.

Alasdair vows she won't--unless he himself becomes both her lover and her husband. In fact, he's looking forward to employing every form of sensual persuasion he dares to convince his passionate, headstrong Emma that she'd rather have him than any other man.

Will he succeed?...or will Emma get her way?

Happy reading if this is it.


In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2011 6:46:43 PM PDT
Kristin says:
Thanks for your response, but I'm fairly certain that isn't it... from what I can remember, the hero was hiding the child (whom he had taken responsibility for) from the heroine, but for some reason she finds out and wants to help him take care of the baby. I don't think they are married at the time and the fact that she stayed over night at the mistress's home could ruin her.

I'm sorry I'm not much help... I read it over a year ago, which doesn't help at all :-/

Posted on Jun 11, 2011 9:13:13 AM PDT
I know I have read this book, I just can't think of the title/author. Darn. In the book I am thinking of, I think the Hero and his mistress were no longer actively seeing each other, but had a good relationship because of the child. When the heroine follows the hero to his mistress's house she ends up staying and helping nurse the sick child because everyone is so exhausted. I remember thinking at the time that it was pretty generous of her. Does that sound right? I'll give it some thought, maybe I can dig up the name of the book.

Posted on Jun 11, 2011 9:46:59 AM PDT
TX Reader says:
I'd like to read this book so please post title when someone remembers or recognizes it, thanks!

Posted on Jun 11, 2011 7:29:29 PM PDT

Posted on Jun 11, 2011 7:45:32 PM PDT
I second the request for the title. I would love to read this as well.

Posted on Jun 12, 2011 1:26:30 AM PDT
A. Kearns says:
Cripes. I remember this, too. It is driving me insane. I think it was kind of a 'lower class' house, right? And she ends up falling asleep in the heroes arms maybe? On the couch? I remember her walking in to the house and seeing the sick child lying by the fire...damn. I seem to remember something about a white shirt popping into my head. Is that what the heroine was wearing? I don't know...This is going to annoy me now.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2011 2:40:45 AM PDT
JennyG. says:
Another possibility

Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase?

Posted on Jun 12, 2011 5:55:02 AM PDT
I do not think... if I remember well the H's son in lord of Scoundrel was 9, 10 years old something like that

Posted on Jun 12, 2011 9:24:47 AM PDT
It wasn't Lord of Scoundrels. The ex mistress had no relationship with the H, and was in fact, attempting to blackmail the H with the boy.

Posted on Jun 12, 2011 11:22:21 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 12, 2011 11:23:05 AM PDT
Ginger says:
How about The Earl Claims His Wife by Cathy Maxwell?

Posted on Jun 12, 2011 12:32:27 PM PDT
Summer says:
I don't think is that one either If I remember correctly in TECHW, the mistress is dead, the child is not actually the H's son, the mistress cheated on him with his father, I think. The H actually uses the ill child to get the h back into his life and help him.

Posted on Jun 14, 2011 6:04:31 PM PDT

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2011 6:57:46 PM PDT
I hope someone remembers this book, because it sounds very good.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2011 1:15:09 PM PDT
Kristin says:
Yes, that does sound right... and A.Kearns that sounds right too! I want to say it is by Johanna Lindsey or Jo Beverley or Victoria Alexander or someone like that because I was reading a lot of their work last summer (which is when I think I read this). Hopefully we can think of this soon :)

Posted on Jun 15, 2011 1:28:59 PM PDT
It's not "The Hellion Bride" by Catherine Coulter?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2011 1:36:35 PM PDT
Kristin says:
No, it's not "The Hellion Bride"... the hero in the book I'm thinking of only has the one illegitimate child (a baby) with his ex-mistress who he is still friends with and it definitely takes place in London, not Jamaica, but thanks for the suggestion.

Posted on Jun 16, 2011 1:28:11 PM PDT
Kristin says:
Could it possibly be "Married to the Viscount" by Sabrina Jeffries?

Posted on Jun 16, 2011 5:09:13 PM PDT
I don't think it was Married to the VIscount because in that one didn't the hero think he was sterile and that is why he didn't want to be married? It's been a while since I read it, but I think that was the premise.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2011 6:11:54 PM PDT
MJG says:
It sounds like it's one of the Balogh "Simply" books. I don't have the dead-tree-version of these to look it up quickly (only audiobooks), but I think one of them had that as part of the storyline.

I'll stay tuned to find out what it turns out to be! =)

Posted on Jun 16, 2011 6:19:31 PM PDT
A. Kearns says:
The only one of the Balogh 'Simply' books I've read was Simply Love, and it definitely wasn't that one!

I have a feeling it may have been something like Wickedly Yours by Brenda Hiatt. You know, the hero is comfortable with the lower classes. I don't have a copy of that one to check, but I think it was sort of a lesser known author. I could be wrong, it is just a feeling.

Posted on Jun 16, 2011 6:44:54 PM PDT
izzyfree says:
The Dangerous Lord by Sabrina Jeffries? H was hiding what h thought was a mistress.

Posted on Jun 17, 2011 10:42:09 AM PDT
I agree that it sounds like Balogh's book. I can't remember the name but the heroine was a school mistress and the hero had a daughter who was blind. The heroine had previously had a lover herself so when she found out about the lord's illegitimate daughter, she did not turn her back on them.

Maybe this one:

Simply Perfect (Simply Quartet)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2011 10:54:36 AM PDT
Dog Lover says:
Cool. I've been wanting to try Balogh. All three of the books in the series are part of the 4 for 3 deal and I already had one other title in my cart waiting to make up four!

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