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Angsty books and estranged couples


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Initial post: Nov 5, 2012, 10:53:00 PM PST
A. Castaneda says:
I'm looking for books that have a good amount of angst whether its alot or just enough that you can actually feel it! I'm mainly looking into historicals but contemporary and paranormal are fine as well. As for the estranged couples part, I'm looking for something along the lines of Private Arrangements and Not Quite A Husband by Sherry Thomas. Thanks in advance!!

Posted on Nov 5, 2012, 11:27:38 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 5, 2012, 11:28:36 PM PST
read4fun says:
The Hidden Heart (Victorian Hearts) and The Shadow and the Star (Victorian Hearts). I just finished reading them and I feel like I just got off a long roller coaster ride!

Posted on Nov 5, 2012, 11:42:49 PM PST
Talltree says:
Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage (Berkley Sensation)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012, 11:54:56 PM PST
V says:
The Coming Home Place (Monogram) by Mary Spencer. This book actually made me cry for the heroine.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012, 12:07:38 AM PST
The Unwanted Wife

Great Read!

Posted on Nov 6, 2012, 12:57:16 AM PST
Grey says:
The Book of Scandal (Scandalous 1) by Julia London

Posted on Nov 6, 2012, 3:03:18 AM PST
A customer says:
A Chance Encounter by Mary Balogh. Not one of her highest ranked, but I liked it.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012, 5:04:39 AM PST
Curuca says:
Silver Lining....excellent book!!!!! A very poor description: The H is in love with OW and is supposed to marry her in 2 weeks. But ends up marrying the h. Ohhhhhhh so good!!! If you haven´t read it, don´t wait like I did!

Posted on Nov 6, 2012, 7:06:09 AM PST
Mo says:
Oooooh, I had forgotton about Silver Lining - time for a re-read!

Posted on Nov 6, 2012, 7:14:37 AM PST
A. Castaneda says:
I've read The Unwanted Wife (very good book) as well as Lady Isbella's Scandolous Marriage and The Book Of Scandal. All very good books!! I havent heard of the others and Silver Lining has very much caught my attention. Thanks alot everyone!! If there are any more recs just keep 'em coming! Thanks again :)

Posted on Nov 6, 2012, 7:48:11 AM PST
I loved "Not Quite A Husband" , my favorite subject.. Angst and more Angst!
I second and third
The Coming Home Place (Monogram), Silver Lining, The Unwanted Wife
These are all keepers for me.
The Stranger I Married
Separate Beds
The Substitute Wife
The Marriage Bed
An Independent Wife
Duncan's Bride
Line of Scrimmage
Take Me (Harlequin Blaze)

Posted on Nov 6, 2012, 8:25:39 AM PST
Robin Wilson says:
The Duke and I (Bridgerton Series, Book 1)-I love the Bridgerton family.
Your Wicked Ways

Posted on Nov 6, 2012, 10:46:30 AM PST
LuckyGirl says:
Sherry Thomas is the QUEEN of this theme.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012, 11:35:39 AM PST
A Customer says:
Take This Regret - I LOVE this book and it has tons of angst.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012, 1:02:23 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 6, 2012, 1:44:19 PM PST
Lady Gallant by Suzanne Robinson

Risk Everything (Zebra Debut)

Barely a Lady (The Drake's Rakes series) and Never a Gentleman (The Drake's Rakes series) by Eileen Dreyer

Posted on Nov 7, 2012, 10:25:05 AM PST
hstquixnet says:
Are there any you all would recommend that are more modern? I loved
The Mighty Storm
Love Left Behind

Posted on Nov 7, 2012, 8:46:37 PM PST
A. Castaneda says:
I just finished Take This Regret and I LOVED it!! Very good book!

Music Box Dancer: I will definetly look into all those books! I finished Silver Lining a couple days ago and it was also a really good book!

I read one of the Bridgerton series as well as the Drake's Rakes. I need to get back into those!

Posted on Nov 7, 2012, 9:08:14 PM PST
Wonder Woman says:
EgyptIt's based on true historical events and it's also an interesting read. It really makes you think about the consequences of love.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012, 6:26:08 AM PST
Not sure if you're familiar with Linda Winfree and her Hearts of the South series, but several of her stories have this theme as a central point - and others have it as part of the couple's backstory.

Anything But Mine (Hearts of the South)
What Mattered Most
His Ordinary Life (Hearts of the South)

Posted on Nov 8, 2012, 3:42:10 PM PST
Books&Wine says:
Beyond the Savage Sea (Lovestruck) is a very angsty historical set in the colonial Caribbean. I'm not a big historical reader, but I loved it.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012, 8:33:34 PM PST
Shenanigans says:
The Hidden Heart (Victorian Hearts). Quite angsty..i have the ebook if anyones interested.
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