There was a hurricane in one where the heroine lost her memory and was rescued by a Spanish galleon and was on the verge of marrying a Spanish noble when her memory came back and her pirate husband rescued her before they both were executed. The hero: Maximillian and the heroine: Elyse/(Elysa).
She was courted by at least one other pirate, maybe Jean La Fitte? I think in the 3rd book they retired and settled down on his estate in the Carolinas or Virginia under his real name. Valerie Sherwood I was slicing up potatoes for beef stew and it just popped into my head! The story opens on Elyse overseeing the wedding preparation of her cousin (female).
Do y'all ever have trouble remembering the title and author of a book and it just makes you crazy? I thought maybe it happens to some of you, too, so I opened a thread for it.
There are 2 connected books I want to read again, but I can't remember their titles or author. Does anyone know the names of the author or the books? CCIt's a Harlequin Presents from back in the late 70's or early 80's. and feels sorry for her so gives her a job helping on the ranch.
They just had HP's in the newer '90 design without the fine golden Line at the top. In the end she ends up being or looking like someone important that they were looking for all along. Yeah I read Captain Jack's Woman not too long ago and that doesn't sound like a match. There are several secondary characters that end up being robin hood/friar tuck/allan a dale, etc.
Some other random things: I think she had her first "tub" bath and compared it to bathing in the Thames. Winnie: wish I could help ya, but I don't know the book you're looking for. I read it when I was a teen so it was from sometime before about 1996. The heroine has a brother (I think maybe he's the one who ends up becoming friar tuck).
I also remember her walking on the servant/valet's back that had given him severe pain for years and fixing it. I think the age difference was about 12-15 years between h/h. It sounds like a good read, though, so I'll be watching this thread to see what you find out. The hero (who is a knight of some sort) and the heroine travel across country with her brother and some other people as a group.
Stevie is out of control and gets arrested for stealing a car.
Somehow losses sight of them in the crowd and has to track down the guy, the child and the doll, because the doll has a secret compartment with vital info need by her side. She did find them and had to pose as a nanny for hire so that she can steal the doll back before its secrets are discovered.3RD: This one is really bugging me: It starts with a prologue of a dying duchess giving birth (to a girl, the heroine).
The Duke is dead and his brother plots to do away with the new born heiress and assume the title.
One was about a woman who ran an inn in a former bordello, who impulsively married a man 10 years before who comes back to their hometown and doesn't know they're still married..sequel is about a wealthy man's daughter who was kidnapped and a widower whose wife was also kidnapped and murdered. She is an actress with a bad temper who gets thrown off a set and has nowhere to go. She takes too long getting ready in the mornings so he asks what all her bottles and cosmetics are for then throws away everything but the basics. She goes from being a total b*t*h to being a rather nice person.
It's been decades since I've read a Harlequin, but I'd love to find this one.