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The Old Harlequin Romances


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Posted on May 18, 2012, 2:17:16 PM PDT
Melli says:
I thought I was the only one who missed the old 60s and 70s harlequins. No baby, mama, mistress drama or illicit sexual encounters. They had really manly men and starry eyed women in their stories (with actual conversation) and sexual tension but no overt sex displays. My sister and I would go to the library and get 10-20 HR novels and finish them in less than a week (in addition to other books). Those were the days...

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012, 5:03:03 PM PDT
Yes, I did enjoy them

Posted on Jun 2, 2012, 3:39:52 PM PDT
can anyone help...looking for a book about a girl living in a apartment building and the hero is wanting to buy her out...she answers the door and the first thing he notices about her is her feet...she was so tired after working all night that she answer the door naked with a blanket ..something about she decides to sell and yellow roses and also she had a small daughter that lived with her aunt out of town.

Posted on Jun 2, 2012, 4:38:08 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 2, 2012, 4:40:15 PM PDT
lisalisacats says:
I still remember the first Harelquin I read - tho I can't remember the whole name...something Jade - maybe blue Jade. It was the story of a woman kidnapped by a shiek - taken to the desert - and of course fell in love with him. It seems like some of the newer ones - the h is always yelling at the H. Sigh...I had hundreds of them - kept in order - then I went away to college in 1977 and came home to find that my mother had donated them all to the library. I was not happy.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2012, 9:43:56 AM PDT
i loved that book!

its Another Time, Another Love (Harlequin Romance)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2012, 9:29:58 PM PDT
Taylijane says:
Could it be Blue Jasmine?
Blue Jasmine

Summary from vintage romance:
"You will go to a lonely place in the sands of the desert," the Arab diviner warned Lorna, "pursued by a man with dark hair." Lorna scoffed. Her plans would not be spoiled by foolish tales. But she was wrong. For now she found herself held captive by Kasim ben Hussayn- a man with the power to make people love him. Lorna wanted only to hate him!"

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2012, 9:52:03 PM PDT
lisalisacats says:
Sounds like the one and the cover looks like what I remember. THANKS

Posted on Jun 3, 2012, 9:58:00 PM PDT
Dena J says:
Does anyone know the name of an HP from the 70's--the man is blind--a recent accident--and he's living in isolation, on an island maybe. h I think works in her family's store--I think they meet when she delivers groceries--he goes away for surgery and when he comes back he goes to the store to see her for the first time? tks

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2012, 10:02:30 PM PDT
lisalisacats says:
where did you find the description...it says it's from vintage romance? Is that a website - if so - could you share the site? Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2012, 10:49:41 PM PDT
Taylijane says:
Here is the site:
http://www.vintageromances.com/

Posted on Jun 3, 2012, 11:15:20 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 3, 2012, 11:20:17 PM PDT
read4fun says:
Chateau of Flowers by Margaret Rome had a similar plot.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012, 8:37:05 AM PDT
lisalisacats says:
thanks....

Posted on Jul 22, 2013, 11:10:48 PM PDT
HelenaP says:
To give probably the latest answer ever to a question on here: Dena J, that was http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/B001QHO69M by Rebecca Stratton, I think. :)

I really love the Harlequin Romance line from the '50s and '60s, too. The writing in a lot of them is actually extremely good. Sara Seale, Kathryn Blair, Rebecca Stratton, etc, all make some of the modern Mills and Boon authors look like pretty poor writers.

Posted on Jul 22, 2013, 11:11:56 PM PDT
HelenaP says:
Pamela Kent/Susan Barrie/Rose Burghley and all her pseudonyms is an old favourite of mine too.

Posted on Aug 20, 2013, 11:51:57 AM PDT
*emma* says:
I'm trying to remember an old Harlequin (or possibly Silhouette) romance I read in high school. The hero was an actor, the heroine a makeup artist. She dislikes him for some reason, but on the last day he asks for a haircut and they end up kissing (I think?) and are stranded in the snow, maybe? I'm a little vague on what actually happens in the story, but I've always remembered the part where she washes his hair, which for some reason made a big impression on me!

Oh, I do remember him being described as looking like a Viking, if that helps.

Posted on Aug 20, 2013, 5:34:10 PM PDT
HelenaP says:
Have you tried vintageromances.com? It's great for searching out some of the older titles and has a section for actor heroes.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2013, 5:15:32 AM PDT
*emma* says:
I've looked there before, but none of the actor hero books they have listed sound familiar. I was hoping someone else would remember the haircut scene and say, "Oh! That was..."

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2013, 1:25:36 AM PDT
MaryG says:
I don't know if this fits or not. I've not read it and the guy on the cover doesn't look like a Viking. But the hero/actor and heroine/makeup artist caught my attention. (And book search.)

Desire's Child by Candace Schuler. It was published in 1984.

Found the description at another site:

http://contemporaryromancewriters.com/BookInfo.cfm?BookID=10931

Desire's Child
by: Candace Schuler

She had a secret token of his love

Makeup artist Desiree Weston had always admired Oscar-winning-actor Jake Lancing. Actually meeting him in person was a fantasy come true. His melting brown eyes caught hers, leaving her breathless. And when he touched her ...Desi allowed herself to be swept away for one sizzling weekend of love.

But passion had its price -little Stephanie was born months later. In love with Jake's memory, yet fearing his reaction, Desi kept silent. It was no easy feat - especially when fate reunited them on Jake's new blockbuster film!

Harlequin Temptation - HT # 28

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2014, 7:31:53 AM PST
>Here is the site:
http://www.vintageromances.com/<

Does anyone know if this website has been deleted permanently? I haven't been able to access it for a couple of days.

Posted on Jun 20, 2014, 12:24:35 PM PDT
Bibiana says:
I am also a fan of the older Harlequin romances, especially the Harlequin Presents. They were lovely stories in wonderful settings. I am lucky enough to live near a large book store that carries a good supply of them. Some of them sell for as little as ten cents.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2014, 1:41:33 PM PDT
Jane Doe says:
I too am a fan of the older Harlequin romances. They are classical stories with wonderful story lines. They have the ability to be really touching and heartfelt.

Posted on Jun 21, 2014, 4:37:48 AM PDT
Tangerine says:
Not sure if this has been mentioned but Waking Up by Amanda Carpenter ( original OP request ) is available on kindle. Thea Harrison ( Amanda Carpenter ) has re released all her backlist in digital format.

Waking Up. .. Thea Harrison aka Amanda Carpenter.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 19, 2015, 4:18:50 PM PST
SASS says:
Lynne Graham's older books were a treat to read. Lillian Peake, a UK author from the 70s was my favorite, I have almost her entire collection as well as Lynne Graham, Penny Jordan, Sandra Field, Emma Darcy, Miranda Lee and others as well as a few by miscellaneous authors with the M&B black rose logo on the covers. Have read them all and looking to give them a new home.

Posted on Jan 23, 2015, 2:31:42 PM PST
Does anybody know what's the name of this Book?
She escapes from México with ter baby boy, from the family of herr latest husband.
They want to keep her baby and they are very rich.
In USA mother and son hide from the very dangerous family. They send private investigators to catch
the baby. She falls in love for a agent or a neighbour, I just can't remember. This book was read in the 80's and was from Harlequin or Silhouette or Worldwide publishers. Help me please. Thanks Carla

Posted on Apr 14, 2016, 6:17:19 AM PDT
Bibiana says:
I love the old Harlequins too! I love the traditional romances, as well as the lovely descriptions of exotic locales. Also, they were very well written. I see this is an old post, but I hope you know that there ARE old Harlequins available for Kindle.
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