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Anyone have a clue what book this is? Thanks for any thoughts!! The first book was Warrior's Woman. I know the female lands on the heros planet when her planet is invaded. The hero's planet is a barbarian planet where woman are second class citizens. He ends up going back with her to help her planet out. I don't think she had a tattoo but maybe its another book in the series? Hi all. Im new to this and its all because im desperate to figure out this book. I do not have a lot of information but it starts in London. This woman who is living with her aunt and uncle is sent to live with the aunts brother.
The aunts brother makes advances towards the woman. She tries to escape and the brother is killed in the fray. She runs from the house and is snatched up and taken to a ship captain because she is mistaken for a prostitute. After that night she goes back home to her aunts and uncles she ends up being pregnant and they make the captain take her with him as he was leaving to America after they collected money from him. He thinks he was tricked and makes it hard for the woman. She becomes very ill on the ride to America. He lived on a plantation of sorts with a woman neighbor he was intimate with.
The neighbor is very jealous of his wife they were married in a quick ceremony before they left london the thought of the murder of her aunts brother follows her and she believes she is at fault. I think there was another character that was rhe brothers accomplice he was a creepy, slight kind of man. I hope someone can help me and I get the chance to help someone else! Thank you. I would never have found it. Even the brief description on amazon would not have jogged my memory. I had to try a sample just to be sure.
Thank you wadcb3! You are amazing. Please help!! There were twins: a boy and a girl who lost their parents and were left in guardianship of a Duke. The boy ran away to sea to become a sailor and have a great adventure. So, the girl dressed up, pretending to be a boy and went to meet their newly appointed guardian. The Duke, trying to "man up" his new feminine looking ward took him her to a bordello very comical and that was where he found out that he was actually a she!!
He ended up marrying her and then had her twin brought back from the ship he was on. I think the girl's name was Alyssa and her twin was Nicky. There is more to the story but any help you can give would be appreciated. I've been looking for this book for a while but couldn't find it. I don't remember a lot of details. It's about a model coming back to her hometown. The book starts with her speeding when she's going into town. The male character is a cop and they went to high school together. Any help finding this book would be greatly appreciated! I'm looking for a book about a woman who is married with a small daughter.
She is hit by a car, I believe, and dies while in the hospital. But, she decides that it's not her time yet and takes over the body of a single woman who was also injured. She recovers from her new body's injuries and finds her husband and daughter to check up on them they end up becoming friends and more. In the end, the husband finds out or she tells him what happened and after a while they end up back together.
I believe it was a Silhouette or Harlequin. Hey all I am in need of your help! I have been trying to figure out the title of a book.
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Here is a summary of what I remember of the plot Ringing any bells for anyone? I am a newbie here The heroin however disguised herself as a normal girl and work at a ranch. She likes all the heavy machinery used at the ranch. The hero is her boss and owner of the ranch. He treats her like his other worker and has a girlfriend i think. The girlfriend is very vain and the heroin notice that his girlfriend pretends to be trendy but actually she is not.
Hi: I have been looking for a specific romantic book for ages. I came across this site today and thought I would give it a try. I think he has nightmares and the girl tries to help him with that. I am not so sure on the specifics. So some of the above could be totally imaginary. I hope someone can help me! Thanks a lot! Hello everyone!
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I came across this site today and hope someone can help me. Here's what I remember: The heroine is from France, an orphan, goes to love with her uncle? Her cousin is an heiress. The hero is poor nobility and must marry for money. He visits the uncle's estate with his two friends to court the cousin. She gets pregnant. One of the hero's friends helps set her up with a shop in London where she resells dresses. Thanks so much for the help! Hi all! I'm glad I found this thread. I'm new to posts like these so bare with me.
I've been trying to find the name of this book for a long time now and it's driving me crazy. Please help me. I don't remember much of the plot of the story or the names of the characters 'coz I read this book a while back. What I do remember though is that this book is kinda on the adult romance genre. The story starts where a beautiful virgin young woman daughter of a man of power - probably a politician gets raped by a fat, short and old diplomat not really sure if he's a diplomat but he scares the girl by saying she can't tell anyone 'coz he has immunity in that country.
After being raped she is kidnapped by the same diplomat but she gets saved by a man love interest 1 but then she gets caught again by the diplomat and after some time saved by another man love interest 2. She then gets abducted by tribal people and she was deemed to be "the one" deity or something maiden or sun goddess because of her beauty. Love interests 1 and 2 joins this ritual and 2 wins and they escape from the tribal people.
Going back to civilization she gets confronted by the two love interests to choose between them who she loves most. She chooses love interest 1 but near the end she realizes, she loves love interest 2 more so she leaves 1 for 2 and they live happily ever after. I forgot most of the scenes and it was a thick book so there were a lot of scenes I forgot I wanna read them again but I just can't remember details that will lead me to the book.
I don't know if what I read was already an omnibus or just a very long novel. Any ideas?? New to this, but hopefully someone can help! I've tried searching for this book, but Google is failing me. It's a regency romance novel. He takes her to his country home, and she gets along with his staff. Possibly something about her organizing his library. She gets pregnant, but hides it from him. He takes her back to London, and she continues to hide the pregnancy from him she's miserable in the carriage ride to town -- I think because she's trying to be the perfect ton wife.
Her morning sickness gets so bad that she avoids callers; and then she's still so tired in the afternoon, that she cleverly avoids social calls and stays home to be well enough to go out for evening events tells Lady A that she'll be at Lady B's musical, tells Lady B she'll be elsewhere, etc. When her husband realizes that he is in love with her, he tries to track her down in the afternoon, going from point A to B to C, etc. They both profess their love, he takes her back to the country, and everything ends well.
Any ideas? Thanks in advance!! Hi guys I'm new here! I need help finding this book. I of course can't remember the name of the book or author or even character names but heres what I do remember: The woman moves in with the cowboy, I think she works at a theater, or maybe she's a mail order bride, but the cowboy pretends to be his twin brother throughout the story, who she eventually falls in love with. I remember there was an Indian couple living in the back yard and she helps the woman give birth.
Also, at the end of the book is when she finds out that the guy has been playing as his rough and tough twin brother. If theres any way you can help me it would be much appreciated!!! She ends up falling in love with 'Lucas Holt' who had a twin brother 'Slade Holt'. Slade was brought up by Indians and is the rougher of the two. Lucas pretends to be both Lucas and Slade throughout the book to lure an enemy out of hiding.
Hi all, I'm new to the group and the site. Hoping someone can help me with the title or author. It's historical fiction possibly regency. She literally stumbles over unknown man, drunk, and he proposes. After being chastised again at home she takes him up on his offer. Turns out he is nobility. Hero needs to marry and produce an heir to secure estate. Her father is getting remarried to a shrew. It seems like both threads are active now! I'm a noobie, but here goes Medieval setting, published in late 90's or early 's I think --Two or three related books--one has a heroine named Judith, she marries beneath her somewhat, to a fairly impoverished noble family.
Her husband had mistresses he called by days of the week and she burned up their bed so he knew she wouldn't put up with it. The family's name had falcon in it, I think. Another related one same author, some shared characters was about the impoverished knight's little sister, named Zerah or something similar, who had always dressed as a boy and learned to fight like a knight. She is bested in a fight or something, and the other knight knows at once she is a woman though no one else, even her sister in law from the other book, don't know.
I hope someone knows these! This is so amazing, how some people know all of them! I had actually accidentally posted in another thread, and someone answered anyway, people are nice :. I need help finding the title of this book! Hopefully someone could help me - you all seem to have excellent memories. Its a fairly recent book I believe. But she has a big heart and is going to school to become a teacher. Things come to head when the sister gets sick. The real story is that the bf tried to have sex with the h, fed up with the spoiled nature of the sister, believing that the kind and sweet nature of the h was more his speed, but she denied him.
The bf goes off in a rage and promptly breaks up with the sister, spouting about how much better a person the h is than her, alluding that they had had sex. The sister runs to her brother, the H telling him how awful her friend, the h, is for sleeping with her bf. He tells her off, yelling about how they took her in and were kind to her, all the while she was a cheating backstabber, etc. Realizing that she had just been kidding herself and would never be good enough for the H, she leaves for a teaching job in Texas?
Things quickly fall apart between the H and his sister, especially as she realizes that the was probably wrong and took her anger out on the wrong person. The sister grows up and decides to become a nurse. Meanwhile the h is teaching in Texas where she is stabbed accidentally by a street kid when she gets in the middle of a fight. The H and the sister fly to her aide and bring her back to the ranch against her will.
During her recuperation thats when the h and the H make up. Hoping someone can help me out with this. I read a book as a teenager it might have been either a young adult or a general romance book about a girl who goes out west dressed as a boy. Unfortunately, I don't remember many details from it -- I think it had a mostly white cover with drawn characters in brown tones. It was probably from the early s, although it could have been the late s as well. It might have been a series book Harlequin, or something similar. The girl is traveling with a group, and she of course likes one of the guys, who might have been the guide possibly on the Oregon Trail.
He only realizes she is a girl when he's helping her up some obstacle, like a hill, and his arm grazes her chest. I read the beginning at the library as a kid and never finished it, but it stuck with me, as you can see! Thanks for any leads. I'm struggling to find the name of this book.. This guy had an operation during which he tied his tubes ergo he can't have children. Then he enters a shop one day, a few years later and happens to look at her screensaver and find an image of a child that looks almost alike to him when he was a child I keep getting confused with storylines similar to this one.
Please Help!!!! Look for the name and author of a romance i read over 10 years ago and it was an older book then, i'm thinking Romance story that the woman of the book was a reporter and while trying to get an interview with someone she gets bitten by a dog. He has a baby left at his door. It's an old harlequin romance novel i believe 's in which the hero and heroine fall in love but unfortunately before anything can come out of it the hero's adopted father asks him to return home to marry his daughter who does not have long to live. Suffice it to say the hero's wife dies after two years and leaves him with a daughter.
The hero immediately hops on a plane to go back to the heroine however the plane crashes and the hero receives terrible burns and has to undergo plastic surgery. When the hero is finally reunited with the heroine who is an author or publisher she tells him she has a three year old son. The hero wants to be with her but doesn't know how to tell her about his situation. The hero's father- in- law meets him and the heroine learns about everything and runs away telling the hero she wants nothing to do with him. The hero's daughter's name is Anna and I think the hero also had a mole on his back that was removed during his operation.
Anyone having an idea or think the book I'm referring to then please let me know. I'm looking for the title of a romance book where she goes on a trip with a girlfriend, there is a hurricane and then she is all of a sudden in medieval times. There are two more books to this series and I would love to read them all. I read this book years ago and cannot remember the name of it.
I remember that the man was a lawyer who sided with the woman's husband and won the case, then they meet years later. The woman does not like corsets or lawyers. The story takes place in the U. I only read it once and started thinking about it and would like to read it again, please help me. I read this in the 80s. It was part of a "Historical" series like Harlequin. Some of the "men" get together to see if someone can get her to say yes to a marriage proposal.
There is a broke Scotish Laird in town who is trying to arrange money to help his clan. One night she is going back home from a dinner and her carriage is attacked and he protects her. She finds out about the bet and tries to leave him, but he says the bet was for him to ask he didn't have to break it. So they get married. He takes over the finances for the two of them. Something happens on her estate but I can't remember what. At their first dinner party she has the bagpipes pipe the guests into dinner but it is not appreciated by the guests. She has scars on her back from where her father would use a whip on her.
Eventually she is pregnant and they decide to move the entire clan to Canada because she wants the baby to be born in their new home. If someone knows of this book, I would be grateful for the title. Trying to find a western historical romance about a guy who falls in love with his best friend's sister. The brother ends up dying in a lab fire and the guilt breaks up the couple. I think there might be the word stars in the title.
Potentially from the s. I think it had a blue cover. Testing this out Cannot remember the author or name of book. Read a book a couple months ago - guy and girl known each other long time, meet up at I believe a friend, maybe family members wedding - great weekend after he tells her to leave or else - she stays; girl gets pregnant and guy demands 1 week to show her he'll be good to her. I think he didn't think he was worthy, but she's always been drawn to him. Maybe her family was wealthy? I can't remember - any help - greatly appreciated. Hi guys! I'm looking for this book I read about 10 years ago.
It's about this female author who teaches a writing class in her free time. She's a bit stuck with this one book she's writing since her editor doesn't like the way she writes her sex-scenes. Therefore by chance she decides to take sex lessons from this cop in her writing class I know it was in-return-for-something or other but can't remember the particulars.
Read the book in dutch, and it's title was along the lines of "Lessons in love". Does anyone have a clue? Help would be appreciated :. I need help trying to find a book I read sometime between years ago. I think it might be a harlequin. A girl is delivering something to a wedding maybe a cake? She gets shot at while leaving.
A cop happens to be there and lands on her while protecting her. Of course there's chemistry, he ends up protecting her. That's about all I remember. I'm pretty sure though that in the first scene when he is covering she ends up with an orgasm. The h owns a book shop or house in, I think, London.
He arrived late at night, having traveled from another town. He overcomes it and, voila, HEA. Anyone know this? Was it Caroline by Willo Davis Roberts? Hi, I'm looking for a romance book that starts out with a man about to hang for piracy I believe and then he escapes and hides in some caves on the coast, a young woman lives in a convent above the caves and I'm not sure if she discovers him or if he kidnaps her but they end up together and she can't decide if she wants to stay with him or turn him in?
Does this sound at all familiar to anyone? It's been driving me nuts not being able to find it. Hello everyone,does anybody know the title of this book? I think it's a harlequin. I can't remember the reason why the hero and heroine got married, all i remember is that the heroine left the hero to live somewhere near a beach. So, the hero decides to get to know her again.
When they meet not sure if at the beach or a restaurant at the beach they pretend they don't know each other and that they are meeting for the first time, they get along well and have a relationship. So happy to have found this group!
I read a romance years ago that I have never forgotten. Unfortunately, I did forget the title and author. I am hoping someone here can help me fill in the blanks. I am pretty sure it was a Harlequin. It was about this woman who had an aunt and uncle who were giving her some kind of pill to make her forget her husband. He finds her and of course she doesn't know him, but in the end she remembers.
I believe there was some bad weather, too, maybe snow. So glad I found this site. I hope someone can help me find this book, it's been 15 years since I read it but it has always stuck with me. The book I'm looking for was possibly published in the 's - 's. It was set in England if memory serves me correctly, 17th or 18th century?
The heroine bares a striking resemblance to the estranged 'wife'. He assaults the heroine as he spots her near his home or possible on his estate thinking she's the estranged wife wanting to punish her for leaving him and his young son but is horrified when he realises that the heroine was telling the truth and is an innocent. The heroine also has a slight limp, an injury she suffered when she was a child and I think walks with a cane. After attacking her he takes her to his home and to tries to redeem himself in her eyes not sure if he is titled, I'm assuming he is and she meets his son.
Any thoughts would be most helpful. Hello : I'm hoping somebody can help me! I'm pretty sure the book was a harlequin book. All I remember is that the heroine knew the hero while she was growing up. I think he might have been her brothers friend or something? She developed a crush on him and years later ends up working for him.
He started to become attracted to her but still thought she was just a little girl even though she was all grown up. Any help would be deeply appreciated! I read this book in 03ish and it was old then so I dont really know the publish year. Medieval romance, kinda cheesy. Redhaired maiden given away to be wed as part of kings orders.
Gets sent away to filthy castle run by awful lord. He finds her and starts to fall in love with her. I believe the book went back and forth between his pov and hers. The cover was blue and whiteish. Thats all i have. Community please help i am looking for two historical romance titles book 1 i believe takes place is scotland or england during midieval times. The hero is a twin but was an outcast because twins were believed to be evil so his brother was chosen to rule while he was a warrior the heroine was arranged by her brother or stepbrother to marry the ruling twin but she falls for the brooding hero warrior instead.
At first the hero does not want anything to do with her but falls in love with her. Also the brother that was marrying her did not want her and ended up with a amid. Book 2 A preacher on a wagon train the heroine was a piano player for a travelling cathouse. Thought she was a hooker but she wasnt there was kids that they were putting with families and one of the girls became a second wife to religious guy. There was a fire and the cat house burned. Please help!!!!!!! Okay I'm looking for a book from Harlequin Romance its Like a Special Romance Edition or Something where the heroine is a woman football coach who has been hired to coach a high school football team but the man that wanted the position is angered but they end up assisting each other.
This woman doesn't let anyone know that she has MS Multiple Sclerosis and many accidents occur when she loses mobility in her legs. Two specific scenes that stick out to me is when she starts dating the other assist coach and they go to his family's home for a picnic and she plays basketball with them and she loses mobility in her legs and then that time she collapse in the teams locker room and the players find her. Does anyone know what the title and who the author is? I am looking for a book which I read a few years ago; a historical romance. I am almost sure that the book was a prequel to other books.
The heroine in this book was a vicar's daughter who met a titled man at an event which she attended with chaperones and a suitor. She and the man had sex the first time they met at the event and she later found out that the man was supposed to be betrothed to her friend. She snuck away another time to meet up with him.
I think her sister ended up getting married to his brother or friend in a sequel. The description is up in post 8. I'd really appreciate it if someone could help. But now, as she travels to Oregon in disreputable company, the stunning Irish songbird's cherished independence is threatened by irresistible desires for a handsome young preacher. Hi, Further to my post , could anyone please provide me with helpful search websites ie similar to allreaders. I've looked at a few but no luck. Come across a few but nothing that matches. It was "With this Ring" by Mary Wibberley.
I used the search on vintageromances and found it. I do not remember much, I read it about ten or so years ago. It is set in the U. The woman never wore corsets, was for women's rights, had a husband who hired his friend to represent him , she was made out to have been unfaithful towards her husband and was divorced. I do not remember why it came about but the husband's friend, who was a lawyer met her after a few years, he knew what the husband was like but still represented him.
Something happened in the book were they got together to investigate or fix a problem, I am not sure, but there was a plot outside of their love life. I must have read it pre-Warrior's Song as the original title was Chandra. Again, thank you! It's Wife in the Shadows by Sara Craven - if anyone is interested.
I'm looking for a book, under Harlequin i think. The things i remember: 1. She inherited a business, from an aunt i believe, who died at the start of the story 3. Hero is the business partner, so he is not happy with it 4. The heroine had a finace is a professor whom she broke up with because she caught him cheating with a student in his office for the grade.
She tries to assembe a tent a product of the company using the instructions but can't because she said it lacks visuals or something like that. No wonder i had difficulty finding it, it's not harlequin and it wasn't from an aunt. The Wedding in White. The first book in her Welcome to Tyler series. Do you perhaps recall any of the character names? I have a book I read years ago and cannot remember title or author. Regency time period. The heroine is a criminal and has be caught or being transported by the hero.
He is somehow injured and they end up in a cave with her saving his life instead of her escaping. Thank so much! Looking for a contemporary romance I read in the past 10 years, probably more like 5 or 6. It was a hardcover, not pb series. It was set in England, smaller village. Hero had bought large house in the area, I think.
Typical remote, alpha type. Hero and heroine become acquainted, can't remember how. Something to do with property, gardening. I think his house has a large greenhouse that she borrows?
Ending involves a gardening show, TV interview? That's all I can recall Looking for a romance book that was about a girl who was told in error that her twin brother was killed by an Earl? They rand up getting married after the Earl sees how many family members she has and wants a family. The story revolves around the Earl's bastard brother trying to kill him. Saxan Honey Todd tries to kill Botolf, Earl of Regenford when her cousins bungle telling her what happened. Takes place in Civil War era.
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A white woman is mistaken as a slave because she has black hair. Midnight Slave by Rochelle Wayne. Now if all the books I can't remember where that easy! It sounds like part of the novel Remembrance. It started off in modern times. The heroine is a romance novelist Ok, please please please help me!! The novel was set originally in London, not sure exact time frame but I would say s. They had to pay her off so she would not tell anyone!! But now the genie is out of the bottle can their marriage survive such a betrayal of trust. A beautifully written book about friendship, marriage and trust that will keep you enthralled and pull at your heart strings.
I was the girl in the corner, being the youngest and quietest of 8, growing up you would often find me in the corner reading. A must read book with a surprising ending. Dec 15, Jennifer Kyle rated it really liked it. Dec 25, Kylie H rated it really liked it Shelves: netgalley. Rae-Valentine has always been the girl in the corner, trying not to be noticed. At a young age overshadowed by her all singing, all dancing older sister and then later by her loud over the top best friend Dolly.
Shoot forward then to the evening of Rae's 25th wedding anniversary, she feels she has it all, a beautiful house, doting husband, great children, but a revelation to her later that night but someone near and dear to her brings it all unstuck. Will Rae find her voice and come out of the co Rae-Valentine has always been the girl in the corner, trying not to be noticed.
Will Rae find her voice and come out of the corner? Or will she continue to allow herself to be defined by the people around her? A very believable book with a lot of humour that balances out the grief and sadness. Dec 03, Leigh rated it really liked it Shelves: The Girl in the Corner is written in third person and is written in a very easy and readable style.
There are a few flashbacks in this book, but they don't interrupt the flow of the story and help enrich it. The story is not explicit, characters do have sex and have sexual thoughts, but they are presented in a vague and tasteful manner. The story centres on Rae-Valentine, who has always felt like the 'Girl in the corner', the girl who is always overlooked in favour of other, prettier or more tale The Girl in the Corner is written in third person and is written in a very easy and readable style.
The story centres on Rae-Valentine, who has always felt like the 'Girl in the corner', the girl who is always overlooked in favour of other, prettier or more talented girls and has struggled to find her voice and way in this world. But now she is a woman in her forties, she has a husband, two kids, a lovely home, she helps the family business and basically her life seemed to have worked out just fine and she is happy. That is until she returns home from her anniversary party and her husband of twenty five years drops a massive bombshell on her and Rae is left to pick up the pieces of her shattered life.
I really enjoyed this book! It was a very interesting read, and most of the characters were just wonderful! I really felt like I gained a friend in Rae, and the flash backs to her younger days really help me feel like I knew and understood her. I adored Rae's parents, they were so sweet and just simple good people, I really liked them and Rae's interactions with them. I also enjoyed the different perspectives that were explored in this book, such as when Rae and her sister had a heart to heart and both realised that growing up they had been jealous of each other.
It was quite bittersweet, but to me it highlighted how we as people don't tend to focus on what we are good at, only on what we can't do well and how everyone should be proud of what they can do and to be brave enough to follow your dreams. There wasn't much I didn't like about this book. But there were a couple of things, which is why I didn't give the book 5 stars. I didn't like a couple of the characters in this book, they were quite overbearing and although I got their place in the story, in relation to Rae, I just think that they could have been toned down a little.
I also found Rae a little frustrating, while she dithered about what to do. Her path was so clear to me, yet she didn't take it! She did eventually, but it was literally in the very last pages of the book, so it felt rather anti climatic to me and it didn't really feel like a proper resolution to the story. But, all that being said, I really did enjoy this book! It was an interesting story, with quite a few surprises, it was very character driven and I liked that Rae was that little older than most other stories like these.
The writing style was also fantastic and I really did feel like I had gained a friend while reading. My thanks to Netgalley for a copy to read and review. Jan 18, Bookread2day rated it it was amazing. After reading this paperback I realised why the title was chosen for The Girl In The Corner, but I feel it would be ashame to reveal the reason.
I don't want to spoil your reading time for those of you who have this book on your to read list or those of you who may have just started reading it. I think with all of Amanda Prowse novels every reader reads into something that interests them. In my case I loved the idea, the college induction, where everyone had to grab someone, anyone and shake their hand and introduce themselves and then to share some fun facts about themselves. That's quite frightening for sixteen-year-old Rae Valentine Pritchard and Dolly Latimer introduce themselves to each other.
The fun facts are an oh my god! But this is where a friendship starts and much More! If you have never read a book by Amanda Prowse I can highly recommend reading any of her books. Shelves: contemporary-fiction , netgalley-arc. I was excited to read this latest novel by Amanda Prowse having been lured by the attractive cover design and the very relatable premise of a woman who feels the need to re-evaluate her whole life, following her husband's guilty admission of his betrayal.
In the opening chapter, we are introduced to sixteen-year-old Rae-Valentine Pritchard, who is quiet and shy, when she meets the very confident, loud and gregarious Dolly Latimer, at College. The two girls quickly become best friends and are in I was excited to read this latest novel by Amanda Prowse having been lured by the attractive cover design and the very relatable premise of a woman who feels the need to re-evaluate her whole life, following her husband's guilty admission of his betrayal.
The two girls quickly become best friends and are inseparable teenagers, laughing and joking their way through life. Dolly arranges a double date for the two of them, her brother Howard and his friend, Vinnie. Rae and Howard, so in love, get married two years later.
From her modest life in the suburbs to a splendid Georgian house in North London, Rae is now a devoted wife and mother to daughter Hannah and her son, George. Following a surprise party in celebration of their silver wedding anniversary, Howard confesses to a shocking betrayal of their marital vows that totally shatters Rae. She is forced to take stock of her position as wife and mother and also her role as a general dogsbody to the Latimer family restaurant business. Will her relationship with her best friend Dolly be affected? Rae starts to think about all her teenage dreams that she once had - training as a chef and island-hopping in Greece.
Can Rae give up on her shattered marriage, live life for herself, and be the real Rae-Valentine? The planned anniversary celebration trip to Antigua still goes ahead, however, Dolly travels with Rae, instead of Howard. Dolly's divided loyalties and a handsome and friendly, young barman are just the starts of matters becoming even more complicated.
In Antigua, Rae contemplates the possibility of continuing with her marriage and what this might mean for her friendship with the enthusiastic Dolly. A reconciliation with Howard may be much more difficult than everyone thinks. This is a wonderful story for anyone who has always felt that they were 'the girl in the corner' at every social occasion or even for just being the quiet and reserved middle child in their own family, with which I can personally identify. Well paced from the very beginning and quick to get into the heart of the story, the novel has great depth and plenty of humour, however, I thought the ending was slightly rushed.
Overall, The Girl In The Corner is a well written, emotive book about love, loss, friendship, family and following your dreams that I highly recommend. Dec 23, Adele Shea rated it really liked it. I was not expecting that ending. If you want a book about friendship, love, loss and betrayal, look no further than The Girl In The Corner.
Another great book by Amanda Prowse. Dec 04, Rachel Hall rated it really liked it. I am glad that I approached the novel with an open mind, however, as The Girl in the Corner was all of the things that I felt were missing from that previous book - compelling, thought-provoking, life-affirming and a solidly engaging read! As Rae licks her wounds, retreats from family life and avoids Dolly, it gives her the opportunity to remember all those teenage dreams that she gave up on so easily once love and marriage entered her life, from island-hopping in Greece to training as a chef.
But, is it too late for Rae to change her destiny and live life for herself, and can she find the courage to stop being thought of as a pushover whose opinions never quite matter enough? Defined by her relationships with everyone else, could it be time for the real Rae-Valentine to please stand up?
Not quite happy to play along and swallow her pride, Rae ponders on the possibility of reconnecting with her husband and in turn recalibrating her whole friendship with brassy Dolly. Can there ever be a possibility of the two being distinct and just what happens when one sours? It forces Rae to re-examine her whole life and, in turn, her complex emotions of being second best in the Pritchard family order, to finally emerge from the shadows and live the life she has always dreamed of. Well-paced from the off and quick to get into the heart of the story with dialogue that rings true, the novel has depth, humour and honesty.
I was slightly disappointed by what I felt was a rushed conclusion with the impressive groundwork of the previous ninety percent of the novel given a rather trite summing up, but I was also pleasantly surprised at how tense and unpredictable I found the whole story. I would welcome the opportunity to see Rae-Valentine in a future novel and to catch up with her path to true fulfilment.
I would certainly recommend this novel for a thought-provoking read which just goes to show, it is never too late to realise our dreams or find our true path in life. When push comes to shove, is it easier to cling to safety and security and perhaps live to regret, or leap and take a chance? View all 6 comments. Jan 04, Shalini rated it really liked it. This book made me think. I have been the girl in the corner my whole life, less-confident, insecure, fearful. The story kept me awake practically the whole night; deeper introspection has led to the conclusion that I am probably coming into my own trying to do new things, but there are still some things I need to change or accept.
I call author Amanda Prowse the Queen of Emotions, and she has struck again bringing to life another topic which many of us have seen - infidelity. Ms Prowse's ability This book made me think. Ms Prowse's ability to wrench emotions out of a cold heart is breathtaking. I managed to feel the same anger which the main character Rae feels after the confession from her infidel husband. I liked the way Rae went on a trip to Antigua to get some sane from the claustrophobic situation at home. And that led to my niggles Rae didn't really find her inner self till the very end. And I wished she had expressed herself clearly for once, she modified her life for everyone pushing her ambitions deep down till the last few pages.
A woman is strong and dynamic. And with a topic like infidelity, there has to be a counter emotion shown where she finds her own voice. I believe a woman can be in the corner but yet her voice can reach all corners of the earth. We women are that powerful!! I loved the book for the story, but I wanted it to be more empowering, shining its sparkling rays on me, inspiring me. I liked the book spoke about forgiveness which is difficult in these cases, but it didn't feel real, it came from a place of thankfulness during a crisis.
Overall, I enjoyed the book, and it left me examining my own life Dec 10, Jeanette rated it it was amazing. I have really enjoyed all the books that i have read so far by this author and so pleased to have received an advanced copy of 'The Girl in the Corner' via Netgalley. I was determined when i started to read this book, that i will not put a tissue box at my side. Amanda Prowse always has the ability to pull at my heartstrings! All was going well and near to the end I am not going to write what the story is about, as i would rather one read the story for themse I have really enjoyed all the books that i have read so far by this author and so pleased to have received an advanced copy of 'The Girl in the Corner' via Netgalley.
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I am not going to write what the story is about, as i would rather one read the story for themselves. The ending did take me by surprise and was one that i wasn't expecting. My thanks to Netgalley and the Publishers for my copy. This is my honest review, freely given. I thought this was a nice book.
I think Amanda Prowse always has wonderful character development and it's easy to get to know the main characters and relate to them on some level. This story frustrated me several times due to the behaviors of some of the characters, however the behaviors seemed realistic for the characters in question. This was not an issue with the writing. I simply wanted people to react differently. I suppose that goes to show how realistic her characters really are. The stor I thought this was a nice book.
The story dragged a bit at times due to some repetition of themes, but it makes sense that the situation would completely take over a person's thoughts. Again, it was realistic, but frustrating. Imagine a friend who just can't stop talking about a certain situation. At some point you think, "Enough! That was this book. Fortunately, there was enough other stuff going on in the story that it was easy to overlook this mild repetition.
I felt that the end of this book was the best part. Obviously, I can't state why, but just know that I thought it was wrapped up well. Overall, a nice story with great character development, some minor, but realistic annoyances, and a well-done ending. Thank you to NetGalley and Amazon Publishing UK for providing me with a free electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Nov 13, Karen Whittard rated it it was amazing. As always with an Amanda Prowse book you are taken on a journey of emotions as you journey through the book with the beautiful characters.
Get the tissues to hand as you will need them. She just had such a fabulous way of writing that makes you feel things deeply. I loved it. Nov 12, Kelly rated it really liked it. Amanda Prowse has a style of writing that brings her characters to life. It also contains sizzling hot menage encounters, in single and multiple partner scenes. HEA guaranteed! A steamy dark fantasy adventure featuring hot Alpha werewolves, heart-stopping adventure, and twists that will leave you glued to your Kindle. Military heroes. Sexy witches.
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