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Looking for title of very old HP


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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2010, 11:15:03 PM PDT
Is that the book where the h is kind of young and has a years-long habit of giggling when she's nervous? H was outraged thinking she was laughing at the tragedy.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2010, 11:26:07 PM PDT
boogenhagen says:
Cinnamon Girl--that's the one, but what he was really thinking is he wanted to ravish her. Kinda gross but that is when he decides he is going to force her to marry him. He is a bit obsessed.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 4, 2010, 7:13:26 AM PDT
Mae Adamson says:
I think boogenagen is right and it was a Silhouette Intimate Moments. I have been an HP fanatic for 20 years, but I very occasionally have read a Superromance or a Silhouette. The more I think about it, I am convinced that it was a Silhouette.

Sorry for the Super Romance red herring.

Posted on Oct 4, 2010, 10:47:19 AM PDT
A. Nichols says:
Could it be Midsummer Midnight (Silhouette Intimate Moments No. 113)? There is not a description on Amazon but the book cover is shown. The description from FictionDB is:

IN THE NAME OF FREEDOM

Damon Demetrios temporarily "kidnapped" Sigourney Hamilton, a journalist whose by-line drew as much interest as her subjects. He wanted her to cover the Macedonian struggle for freedom, but she was afraid to become involved, not only because the memories of her own war- shadowed childhood were so strong, but also because she sensed in Damon an ability to make her forget the independent principles she believed in.

Damon was irrevocably wedded to his country; he might never need Sigourney as much as she needed him. Yet one word from him would be enough to make her stay, one kiss enough to rouse in her a love that knew no end.

Posted on Oct 4, 2010, 11:42:01 AM PDT
That's definitely not my book. In the one I remember, the H is getting revenge on the h, or maybe holding her to keep her away from someone else. It's more personal than just a war or military effort.

Posted on Jan 29, 2011, 11:49:31 AM PST
bnicholas says:
This sounds like a book I have been looking for also. Please let me know when you discovery the title.

Posted on Jan 29, 2011, 8:37:03 PM PST
Well I just read Savage Interlude, Rightful Possession, and Savage Atonement, and I can say with some certainty that none of them were the book I posted about originally. Darn it. The more it seems impossible to locate this book, the more I find myself wanting to read it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 29, 2011, 9:32:30 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2011, 1:57:37 PM PDT
boogenhagen says:
Angela Schmangela - the book is Rightful possession (Atlantic large print) by Sally Wentworth.

h's is a stewardess and her brother owes H money, she marries him in moc to save brother from prison. H is half French and half Greek and takes her to his Greek island where he rapes her and she swims out to sea to get away from him afterwards and he thinks she is trying to commit suicide.

Posted on Mar 30, 2011, 4:54:31 PM PDT
Amber says:
I'm glad you found it boogenhagen. I was just going to mention that in The Guarded Heart the heroine was 16 and was on a skateboard and I believe was out in the street. The hero's wife was driving and swerved to avoid her and crashed. She died along with the unborn child. When the heroine turned 19 the hero forced her to marry him to give him the son that he lost.

After they married I believe that went to another country to a villa and he left her there and returned to do his business. He also brought one of his associates and his daughter to the villa and made it look like he was having an affair with the daughter. He treated the heroine like crap, but finally toward the end of the book decided that he was actually in love with her. Personally I just wanted to choke him, he was a real b*stard.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2011, 8:15:26 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 30, 2011, 8:16:24 PM PDT
boogenhagen, I ordered Rightful Possession after an earlier rec in this thread, and that was not it. In Rightful Possession, she is swimming and she really doesn't intend to do anything. In the book I'm looking for, she is so utterly miserable because of the way the H treats her that she just starts swimming. While she doesn't ever think to herself that she wants to commit suicide, you get the feeling that she doesn't care what happens to herself and she isn't going to quit swimming at all.

Plus in Rightful Possession, there's no part where she locks herself in the bathroom because of what he intends. The book I'm thinking of was pretty dark. You get the feeling that the h spends a good portion of the book on the edge of a breakdown. It's almost like Betrayal in Bali.

ETA: I do appreciate your continued help, though!! I reeeeally want to find this book. I've ordered about 15 books trying to find it, and so far no success. :(

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2011, 8:45:11 PM PDT
boogenhagen says:
Angela Schmangela-- I am sorry, you had said it wasn't the book in an earlier post and I did not read it. I deleted the previous post. I am still looking though so I am pretty sure I will find it one day. :)

Posted on Mar 30, 2011, 8:50:57 PM PDT
To paraphrase Princess Leia, "Help me, boogenhagen. You're my only hope." ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2011, 9:37:02 PM PDT
boogenhagen says:
To paraphrase Jabba the Hut--" Bring me Solo and a cookie!" srsly , I will continue on.

Posted on Mar 30, 2011, 9:44:34 PM PDT
LOL!! Chocolate chip? White chocolate macademia nut?

Posted on Mar 30, 2011, 10:11:35 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 30, 2011, 10:12:07 PM PDT
Taylijane says:
Angela Schmangela
It sounds like a cross between Seduction by Charlotte Lamb and Rightful Possession.

Posted on Mar 30, 2011, 10:14:50 PM PDT
It's not either one, but I don't think I'm mixing them up either. Seduction was one of my keepers when I was much younger. I pulled it out and reread it a couple of years ago, and by then it was a wall banger. One of my LEAST favorite things is when the H treats the h abominably and somehow or another she ends up comforting him at the end of the book.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2011, 11:54:39 PM PDT
boogenhagen says:
White chocolate macademia nut for sure :)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2011, 7:44:55 AM PDT
booknuts says:
angela and boogenhagen, i hope between the two of you that you find the name and author of this book, because i too have read it and can't remember the title. i know i've read very old HP's, so it could be from the late '70's or somewhere in the '80's--it wasn't PC so i don't think it can be later than that! i also have both the wentworth book and the r donald book previously mentioned, and while angsty, they still aren't this book we are all now looking for!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2011, 8:08:34 AM PDT
boogenhagen says:
booknuts--do you remember anything else about it to add to the description? Thanks :)

Posted on Mar 31, 2011, 8:20:50 AM PDT
Redwithabook says:
Omg i think I stole this from my mom when I was a kid and read this! I have it somewhere oh snap Im angry at myself now because I know this! But can't remember the name!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2011, 8:47:28 AM PDT
booknuts says:
boogenhage, i wish i did remember more. it's been years since i read this, and i've thought about it off and on for quite a while, to no avail. hope someone can come up with the name soon though!

Posted on Apr 1, 2011, 6:35:44 PM PDT
rm2h says:
Bumping up this discussion

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012, 9:54:22 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 15, 2012, 10:23:28 AM PDT
NoMoreBooks says:
Could it be King Of Swords (Harlequin Presents) by Sara Craven?

There is scene where the h swam to try to catch/signal a boat to bring her back to civilization. The H thought she was trying to kill herself. No bathroom scene you mentioned though, but I am only 1/3 into the book. I will find time to read tonight and let you know if there is such a scene.

Edited: nope, no such bathroom scene. Bummer! I really want to read the book you described. FYI: The plot of this book goes something like this: rich, spoiled h looked down at H, and called him unpleasant names. She mistakenly thought him gypsy, but it turned out he was a Greek tycoon, about to buy her family home. Somehow H got her to marry him, but brought her to an abandoned island where he was born, to teach her how to live like a "vulgar Greek peasant".

Posted on Jun 15, 2012, 5:21:37 PM PDT
D. Arnold says:
This sounds like a great book. Anybody want to give it a try again?
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