02-16-2010 06:24 PM
Years ago (1980') I think...I read an historical romance novel that dwelt with a man who captures or kidnaps a woman and takes her to "his place." Of course she balks every step of the way so in order to keep her, He puts her on the 2nd floor and locks her in her room. She doesn't get to come out unless he accompanys her. Somewhere along the way......he eventually slips into her room at night disquised in a mask and she senses him there. He tells her he's the twin brother of the man who captured her and he is quite different that the man in the daytime......eventurally she falls in love with him and after making love with him finds out he's the same man that captured him.....
HAS ANYONE READ A BOOK LIKE THIS......OR DOES ANYONE KNOW THE TITLE OR AUTHOR ?????
This has been driving me nuts for awhile now.....and I've searched and searched for the book.
Thanks to anyone who can help me.....
02-17-2010 09:19 AM
02-17-2010 11:10 PM
03-17-2010 08:56 PM - edited 03-17-2010 08:59 PM
Hi Kathleen Woodiwiss had The Flame and The Flower..... a girl is mistaken for a street walker and brought aboard a sea captains ship. She was fleeing from someone who tried to assault her and was murdered. It involves a cream colored dress. She also has A Rose in Winter.... a wealthy man is murdered and his estate sits idle. His brother comes to claim the property and falls for a young woman....only he shot and maimed her brother in a duel and she refuses to accept his advances. He has to get clever to win her. Also, in the Early 1980's......Bertrice Small had a few books describing what you're looking for. The Kadin, Adora, Unconquered, and the Skye O' Malley series. Her books are very involved, too much for me to go into here but you can Google the names and story lines. I'm an avid collector of both authors. I hope this helps you, let me know!
03-17-2010 09:01 PM
I just pulled my book off the shelf....yes! it is in fact A Rose in Winter by Kathleen Woodiwiss. It was the very 1st romance novel I ever read. I was 16 and bored, and never gave it back to the lady I babysat for
03-18-2010 10:46 AM
03-18-2010 11:40 AM
Miss Lilly...you rock! I was reading the plot summary and getting not a glimmer - though I read mostly contemporary back in the day. I'm so glad you were able to identify the book as I hate remembering a plot/character I want to revisit, but can't remember where to find. LOL
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03-19-2010 04:40 PM
this sounds like a great book...ive added it to my tbr pile..
03-17-2012 02:41 PM