Granata describes as "one of the highlights of Sinatra's Columbia epoch". Though " The Hucklebuck " reached the top ten,  it was his last single release under the Columbia label. Cementing the low of his career was the death of publicist George Evans from a heart attack in January at According to Jimmy Van Heusen , Sinatra's close friend and songwriter, Evans's death to him was "an enormous shock which defies words", as he had been crucial to his career and popularity with the bobbysoxers.
Sinatra became one of Las Vegas's pioneer residency entertainers,  and a prominent figure on the Vegas scene throughout the s and s onwards, a period described by Rojek as the "high-water mark" of Sinatra's "hedonism and self absorption". Rojek notes that the Rat Pack "provided an outlet for gregarious banter and wisecracks", but argues that it was Sinatra's vehicle, possessing an "unassailable command over the other performers".
Sinatra's decline in popularity was evident at his concert appearances. At a brief run at the Paramount in New York he drew small audiences. It was sad. From the top to the bottom in one horrible lesson. The release of the film From Here to Eternity in August marked the beginning of a remarkable career revival. In subsequent sessions in May and November ,  Sinatra and Riddle developed and refined their musical collaboration, with Sinatra providing specific guidance on the arrangements.
His February recording sessions inaugurated the studios at the Capitol Records Building ,  complete with a piece symphonic orchestra. Look At Me Now" and " From This Moment On " revealed "powerful sexual overtones, stunningly achieved through the mounting tension and release of Sinatra's best-teasing vocal lines", while his recording of "River, Stay 'Way from My Door" in April demonstrated his "brilliance as a syncopational improviser". Buddy Collette considered the swing albums to have been heavily influenced by Sammy Davis, Jr.
In , Sinatra released Come Dance with Me! In the words of Kelley, by , Sinatra was "not simply the leader of the Rat Pack" but had "assumed the position of il padrone in Hollywood". He was asked by 20th Century Fox to be the master of ceremonies at a luncheon attended by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev on September 19, He highlighted the "close, warm and sharp" feel of Sinatra's voice, particularly on the songs " September in the Rain ", " I Concentrate on You ", and " My Blue Heaven ".
Sinatra grew discontented at Capitol, and fell into a feud with Alan Livingston , which lasted over six months. Lewis 's It is Now Post Time. In , Sinatra released Sinatra and Strings , a set of standard ballads arranged by Don Costa, which became one of the most critically acclaimed works of Sinatra's entire Reprise period. Frank Sinatra Jr. In , Sinatra reunited with Nelson Riddle for The Concert Sinatra , an ambitious album featuring a piece symphony orchestra arranged and conducted by Riddle. Granata considers the album to have been "impeachable" [sic], "one of the very best of the Sinatra-Riddle ballad albums", in which Sinatra displayed an impressive vocal range, particularly in " Ol' Man River ", in which he darkened the hue.
In and he went to Mexico, with the sole purpose of putting on performances for Mexican charities, [v] and in July he was present for the dedication of the Frank Sinatra International Youth Center for Arab and Jewish children in Nazareth.
Sinatra's phenomenal success in , coinciding with his 50th birthday, prompted Billboard to proclaim that he may have reached the "peak of his eminence". Louis to benefit Dismas House, a prisoner rehabilitation and training center with nationwide programs that in particular helped serve African Americans. The Rat Pack concert, called The Frank Sinatra Spectacular, was broadcast live via satellite to numerous movie theaters across America. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. In an effort to maintain his commercial viability in the late s, Sinatra would record works by Paul Simon " Mrs.
He sang the last line. Sinatra obliged and chose to sing "My Kind of Town" for the rally held in Chicago on October 20, In , Sinatra came out of his short-lived retirement with a television special and album. He initially developed problems with his vocal cords during the comeback due to a prolonged period without singing. Union actions cancelled concerts and grounded Sinatra's plane, essentially trapping him in Australia. Sinatra continued to perform at Caesars Palace in the late s, and was performing there in January when his mother Dolly died in a plane crash on the way to see him.
Riddle was ill at the time, and died that October, before they had a chance to record. In , Sinatra's first album in six years was released, Trilogy: Past Present Future , a highly ambitious triple album that features an array of songs from both the pre-rock era and rock era. President Lucas Mangope awarded Sinatra with the highest honor, the Order of the Leopard, and made him an honorary tribal chief. Santopietro stated that by the early s, Sinatra's voice had "coarsened, losing much of its power and flexibility, but audiences didn't care".
Kelley notes that by this period Sinatra's voice had grown "darker, tougher and loamier", but he "continued to captivate audiences with his immutable magic". She added that his baritone voice "sometimes cracked, but the gliding intonations still aroused the same raptures of delight as they had at the Paramount Theater". He donated a lot of his earnings to charity. Quoting Henry James , President Reagan said in honoring his old friend that "art was the shadow of humanity" and that Sinatra had "spent his life casting a magnificent and powerful shadow".
The book became a best-seller for "all the wrong reasons" and "the most eye-opening celebrity biography of our time", according to William Safire of The New York Times. Kelley claims that Tina Sinatra blamed her for her father's colon surgery in In , Sinatra worked with Quincy Jones for the first time in nearly two decades on the album, L.
Is My Lady , which was well received critically. When Martin dropped out of the tour early on, a rift developed between them and the two never spoke again. On June 6, , Sinatra made his last recordings with Reprise for an album which was not released. In , Sinatra was awarded the second "Ella Award" by the Los Angeles-based Society of Singers , and performed for a final time with Ella Fitzgerald at the award ceremony. In , Sinatra returned to Capitol Records and the recording studio for Duets , which became his best-selling album.
I'm not going to mess with him, are you? In , to mark Sinatra's 80th birthday, the Empire State Building glowed blue. While Sinatra never learned how to read music well, he had a fine, natural understanding of it,  and he worked very hard from a young age to improve his abilities in all aspects of music. His personal favorite was Ralph Vaughan Williams.
By the mid s, such was his understanding of music that after hearing an air check of some compositions by Alec Wilder which were for strings and woodwinds, he became the conductor at Columbia Records for six of Wilder's compositions: "Air for Oboe", "Air for English Horn", "Air for Flute", "Air for Bassoon", "Slow Dance" and "Theme and Variations". Voice coach John Quinlan was impressed by Sinatra's vocal range, remarking, "He has far more voice than people think he has. He can vocalize to a B-flat on top in full voice, and he doesn't need a mic either".
His voice is built on infinite taste, with an overall inflection of sex. He points everything he does from a sexual standpoint". Granata, to "toy with the rhythm of a melody, bringing tremendous excitement to his reading of a lyric". Arrangers Nelson Riddle and Anthony Fanzo found Sinatra to be a "perfectionist who drove himself and everybody around him relentlessly", and stated that his collaborators approached him with a sense of uneasiness because of his unpredictable and often volatile temperament.
Once he found ones that he liked, he actively sought to work with them as often as he could, and made friends with many of them. The Cahn-Styne partnership lasted from until , when Van Heusen succeeded him as Sinatra's main composer. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Sinatra insisted upon direct input regarding arrangements and tempos for his recordings.
He would spend weeks thinking about the songs he wanted to record, and would keep an arranger in mind for each song. If it was a mellow love song, he would ask for Gordon Jenkins. If it was a "rhythm" number, he would think of Billy May, or perhaps Neil Hefti or some other favored arranger.
Jenkins considered Sinatra's musical sense to be unerring. His changes to Riddle's charts would frustrate Riddle, yet he would usually concede that Sinatra's ideas were superior. Sinatra's split with Gardner in the fall of had a profound impact on the types of songs he sang and on his voice. Lahr comments that the new Sinatra was "not the gentle boy balladeer of the forties. Fragility had gone from his voice, to be replaced by a virile adult's sense of happiness and hurt". During his career he made over recordings. In the s, Sinatra's career was facilitated by developments in technology.
As disc jockey Jonathan Schwartz said, "Never before had there been an opportunity for a popular singer to express emotions at an extended length". In the words of author John Lahr, "As many as sixteen songs could be held by the twelve-inch L. Track after track, the brilliant concept albums redefined the nature of pop vocal art".
Sinatra attempted to pursue an acting career in Hollywood in the early s. While films appealed to him,  being exceptionally self-confident,  he was rarely enthusiastic about his own acting, once remarking that "pictures stink". In , Sinatra co-starred with Gene Kelly in the Technicolor musical Take Me Out to the Ball Game , a film set in , in which Sinatra and Kelly play baseball players who are part-time vaudevillians. Today the film is rated very highly by critics, and in it ranked No.
Fred Zinnemann 's From Here to Eternity deals with the tribulations of three soldiers, played by Burt Lancaster , Montgomery Clift , and Sinatra, stationed on Hawaii in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor. In Sinatra starred opposite Doris Day in the musical film Young at Heart ,  and earned critical praise for his performance as a psychopathic killer posing as an FBI agent opposite Sterling Hayden in the film noir Suddenly.
Von Ryan's Express in was a major success,   and Sinatra directed None but the Brave that year. On one occasion, he gave Sinatra Anthony Burgess 's novel A Clockwork Orange to read, with the idea of making a film, but Sinatra thought it had no potential and did not understand a word. In , Sinatra starred opposite George Kennedy in the western Dirty Dingus Magee , an "abysmal" affair according to Santopietro,  which was panned by the critics.
DeMille Award  and had intended to play Detective Harry Callahan in Dirty Harry , but had to turn the role down due to developing Dupuytren's contracture in his hand. Hutton 's The First Deadly Sin Santopietro said that as a troubled New York City homicide cop, Sinatra gave an "extraordinarily rich", heavily layered characterization, one which "made for one terrific farewell" to his film career. In Sinatra hired arranger Axel Stordahl away from Tommy Dorsey before he began his first radio program that year, keeping Stordahl with him for all of his radio work. Ultimately, Sinatra did not find the success on television for which he had hoped.
Rocky Fortune , a "footloose and fancy free" temporary worker for the Gridley Employment Agency who stumbles into crime-solving. During the show, he performed a duet with Elvis, who sang Sinatra's hit " Witchcraft " with Frank performing the Elvis classic " Love Me Tender ". Sinatra had previously been highly critical of Elvis Presley and rock and roll in the s, describing it as a "deplorable, a rancid smelling aphrodisiac" which "fosters almost totally negative and destructive reactions in young people.
The TV special was highlighted by a dramatic reading of " Send in the Clowns " and a song-and-dance sequence with former co-star Gene Kelly. In , Sinatra starred as a detective in Contract on Cherry Street , cited as his "one starring role in a dramatic television film". Sinatra had three children, Nancy born , Frank Jr. Sinatra had met Barbato in Long Branch, New Jersey in the late s, where he spent most of the summer working as a lifeguard. Sinatra was married to Hollywood actress Ava Gardner from to It was a turbulent marriage with many well-publicized fights and altercations.
Sinatra reportedly broke off engagements to Lauren Bacall in  and Juliet Prowse in Sinatra was married to Barbara Marx from until his death. Though Sinatra was critical of the church on numerous occasions  and had a pantheistic, Einstein-like view of God in his earlier life,  he turned to the Roman Catholic Church for healing after his mother died in a plane crash in He died as a practicing Catholic and had a Catholic burial. Sinatra was known for his immaculate sense of style. For Santopietro, Sinatra was the personification of America in the s: "cocky, eye on the main chance, optimistic, and full of the sense of possibility".
Sinatra's mood swings often developed into violence, directed at people he felt had crossed him, particularly journalists who gave him scathing reviews, publicists, and photographers. Kelley notes that when Lee J. Cobb nearly died from a heart attack in June , Sinatra flooded him with "books, flowers, delicacies", paid his hospital bills, and visited him daily, telling him that his "finest acting" was yet to come. Sinatra became the stereotype of the "tough working-class Italian American", something which he embraced.
Sinatra commented that if it had not been for his interest in music he would "probably have ended in a life of crime". The FBI kept records amounting to 2, pages on Sinatra, who was a natural target with his alleged Mafia ties, his ardent New Deal politics and his friendship with John F. The documents include accounts of Sinatra as the target of death threats and extortion schemes. Sinatra held differing political views throughout his life. Roosevelt in , he subsequently heavily campaigned for the Democrats in the presidential election.
In November Sinatra was invited by the mayor of Gary, Indiana , to try to settle a strike by white students of Froebel High School against the "Pro-Negro" policies of the new principal. Of all the U. Presidents he associated with during his career, he was closest to John F. Sinatra worked with Hubert H. Humphrey in ,  and remained a supporter of the Democratic Party until the early s.
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Santopietro notes that Sinatra was a "lifelong sympathizer with Jewish causes ". From his youth, Sinatra displayed sympathy for African Americans and worked both publicly and privately all his life to help the struggle for equal rights. He blamed racial prejudice on the parents of children. According to his son, Frank Sinatra Jr. He was further diagnosed as having dementia. Barbara would be the grieving widow alone at her husband's side. Sinatra's funeral was held at the Roman Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills, California , on May 20, , with mourners in attendance and thousands of fans outside.
American music critic Robert Christgau referred to Sinatra as "the greatest singer of the 20th century". Santopietro argues that Sinatra created his own world, which he was able to dominate—his career was centred around power, perfecting the ability to capture an audience. Through his life and his art, he transcended the status of mere icon to become one of the most recognizable symbols of American culture. Composer Gus Levene commented that Sinatra's strength was that when it came to lyrics, telling a story musically, Sinatra displayed a "genius" ability and feeling, which with the "rare combination of voice and showmanship" made him the "original singer" which others who followed most tried to emulate.
He quoted reporter James Bacon in saying that Sinatra was the "swinging image on which the town is built", adding that no other entertainer quite "embodied the glamour" associated with Las Vegas as him. There are stars on east and west sides of the block of Vine Street respectively, and one on the south side of the block of Hollywood Boulevard for his work in television. Sinatra received three honorary degrees during his lifetime.
It was at this commencement that he was bestowed an Honorary Doctorate litterarum humanarum by the university. He went on to describe that "this is the first educational degree I have ever held in my hand. I will never forget what you have done for me today". Sinatra has been portrayed on numerous occasions in film and on television. Sinatra was convinced that Johnny Fontane, a mob-associated singer in Mario Puzo 's novel The Godfather , was based on his life. Puzo wrote in that when the author and singer met in Chasen's , Sinatra "started to shout abuse", calling Puzo a "pimp" and threatening physical violence.
Francis Ford Coppola , director of the film adaptation , said in the audio commentary that "Obviously Johnny Fontane was inspired by a kind of Frank Sinatra character". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses with the name Sinatra, see Sinatra disambiguation. American singer, actor, and producer. Hoboken, New Jersey , U. Los Angeles, California , U. Nancy Barbato m. Ava Gardner m. Mia Farrow m. Barbara Marx m. Nancy Frank Jr. Antonino Martino Sinatra Natalina Garaventa. Traditional pop easy listening jazz swing vocal jazz. Main article: Early life of Frank Sinatra. But I believe that to counter her steel will he'd developed his own.
To prove her wrong when she belittled his choice of career Their friction first had shaped him; that, I think, had remained to the end and a litmus test of the grit in his bones. It helped keep him at the top of his game. Main article: Frank Sinatra discography. Years ago, his voice was more even, and now it is divided into at least three interesting ranges: low, middle, and high. That may be due to the ten years he's put on, and the things he's been through. He never liked to discuss a performance afterward because he knew his voice wasn't as good as it used to be. If someone told him he'd been great, he'd reply, 'It was a nice crowd, but my reed was off' or 'I wasn't so good on the third number'.
Strangely, in spite of his hearing problems, he had the most incredible ear, which often drove those he worked with nuts. There could be an orchestra of a hundred musicians, and if one played a bum note he'd know exactly who was responsible. See also: Frank Sinatra filmography. See also: Personal life of Frank Sinatra. He couldn't help it. Just to look at him—the way he moved, and how he behaved—was to know that he was a great lover and true gentleman. He adored the company of women and knew how to treat them. I had friends whose husbands were 'players', and every time the husbands had affairs my friends were showered with gifts.
Well, I was constantly showered with gifts, but no matter what temptations Frank may have had while I wasn't around, he made me feel so safe and loved that I never became paranoid about losing him. Main article: Political life of Frank Sinatra. See also: List of awards and nominations received by Frank Sinatra.
For an extended list of albums, compilations, and charting singles, see Frank Sinatra discography. In May , he officially corrected the name on his birth certificate to "Francis A. Dolly and Marty ran a tavern during those years, allowed to operate openly by local officials who refused to enforce the law. Dolly said of it, "My son is like me. You cross him, he never forgets. Mane wrote "Frank Sinatra" on the record label and kept the recording in a drawer through the years, giving Sinatra a copy on a cassette tape as a gift in Mane died in , only months after Sinatra's death; in , Mane's widow offered the recording for sale through Gurnsey's auction house in New York.
James actually knew Ray Sinatra, so he did not press the issue. In one incident witnessed by Stafford backstage at the Astor Hotel in New York, Rich called Sinatra a name and Sinatra threw a heavy glass pitcher filled with water and ice at Rich's head. In the open field, you might say, were some awfully good singers with the orchestras. Bob Eberly with Jimmy Dorsey was a fabulous vocalist. Como with Ted Weems is such a wonderful singer. I thought, if I don't make a move out of this and try to do it on my own soon, one of those guys will do it, and I'll have to fight all three of them to get a position".
Joseph Ross in Los Angeles in August Kelley claims that his articles grew so offensive that Sinatra pounced on him outside Ciro's and punched him behind the left ear in response to an insult in which he was called a "dago". Sinatra was taken to court, and according to Kelley, Mortimer received Mafia threats to drop the case or lose his life. Miller thought he would try this novelty approach for Sinatra because he felt the singer's "great records" weren't selling.
His friend, Jimmy Van Heusen, convinced him that the song would be a success. Their feud grew worse when Melcher suggested that Day sing "Young at Heart" as the film's title song when Sinatra's recording of the song was already a hit. Day conceded that she did not care whose voice was heard singing the film's title song. Because of the rift, the Young at Heart soundtrack album contains all the songs heard in the film but the title Young at Heart.
Sinatra's hit recording is heard at the beginning and end of the film. She claims that though he was not formally banned from the country, the bureaucrat "made it seem so" and stated that the situation caused much humiliation to the family. Witnesses to the incident said the two men both made threats, with Waterman producing a gun and pointing it at Sinatra.
Sinatra walked out of the casino and returned to his Palm Springs home without fulfilling the rest of his three week engagement there. Waterman was booked on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, but was released without bail. Sinatra could "surpass him by probably as much as four tones at the top". Refusing to make "two pictures for the price of one", he left the production and did not return. Fox initially sued Sinatra for a million dollars for breach of contract and replaced him with Gordon MacRae.
Fox agreed to drop the charges on condition that he appear in another picture of theirs. Sponsored by American Tobacco Company's Lucky Strike brand of cigarettes, the show featured the top ten songs of each week. He often started shouting about this on the set of the television show when he phoned his home and could not reach Gardner. Mansfield had to communicate with Sinatra through the entourage that always accompanied him to CBS. Sinatra was always late to work and did not care to spend any time at rehearsal; he blamed all those connected with the program for the poor ratings it received.
Mansfield was at his wits' end with Sinatra and his television show and quit the program. Mansfield informed him that he was man of great talent but a failure as a person, which led to Sinatra attempting to angrily fire him. Mansfield replied that he was too late, as he had resigned that morning. After Della Penta attempted to tear off Barbato's dress, Sinatra ordered Barbato away and told Della Pinta that he would marry Barbato, several years his junior, because she was pregnant.
Della Penta went to the police, and Sinatra was arrested on a morals charge for seduction. Go home and take a bath You're nothing but a two-dollar cunt. You know what that means, don't you? You've been laying down for two dollars all your life". According to Rojek, Sinatra then proceeded to place two dollar bills in her wine glass and remarked, "Here's two dollars, baby, that's what you're used to".
The two men never spoke again. Kennedy , was intensifying his own investigations into organized crime figures such as Chicago mob boss Sam Giancana, who had earlier stayed at Sinatra's home. Kennedy was strongly advised by Henry Petersen , a senior official of the Justice Department, to avoid staying with Sinatra. Las Vegas Sun.
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The book was 4 stories in one. It was based around two sets of sisters that are cousins. Each story is for each sister. The first story starts with one set of sisters coming west to live after the civil war. The older sister's husband died in the war. The late husbands best friend comes to live with them and of course the two fall in love and marry. The second story has the cousins, another set of sisters coming to live with them. The older sister of this set ends up falling for the sheriff and they marry.
The next story is the younger sister of the first set of sisters. She marries the rich guy in town after she lost a bet to him in a horse race. This guy was originally interested in the older cousin, but he was only interested in him because of his money. The last story is about the last sister. Her name was Meg I think but I can't remember what her story was.
If anyone can please help me. It's driving me crazy. Hope this helps! I can't remember this title, or author! Published late 80s, early 90s. Setting: Scotland, s, the year leading to the second Jacobite rebellion, and right after. Marriage of Convenience between I think a Campbell woman and a rebellious highland clan. The eldest daughter was to marry the man, but she fainted at the alter, so the younger daughter married him.
The man she married was the only remaining son on the clan laird, who was a scarred, womanizing, jerkface. The woman stood out for being practical and smart; before marrying she demanded concessions like having soldiers periodically check on her to make she is ok. This has ramifications later because the English officer who checks on her becomes a friend, and she uses him to save her husband. The woman ended up in the highlands at the castle, made friends with the old cook and her young maid, but lived separate from her husband who was sleeping with his father's redheaded mistress, Fiona?
Eventually, they go to a highland wedding, the husband gets sucked into Bonnie Prince Charles' rebellion, and the wife returns to her father's estate. At that wedding the h beloved cousin is killed by the H's father. Eventually the rebellion fails, the wife finds the husband, her father captures him, he is sentenced to hang, and she uses Rob Roy I think? They sail to America. Not a lot of sex, and a lot of historical detail, in the book. There are a lot of secondary plot points. I honestly remember almost everything except the name and title. Cover, I think, was a castle in the distance, blue sky, green hills.
I'm looking for a book that I do not know the title or author to. I know it was published before The heroine travels to the Yukon, I think looking for her father I believe. He works in the gold fields in Dawson City. If I'm not mistaken she ends up marrying his younger partner or something like that. His name is Logan not sure if its his first or last name, It might have been O'shea or that could have been the girls last name. I think she also ended up leaving him and going back down to Dawson. There was also I think a Mountie that was vaing for her affections as well. I just remember his name being Logan.
I have been looking for this book forever and have been trying to locate it with no such luck. They end up in Scotland, at her birth father's. It doesn't sound perfect, but the kidnapped h helps heal the H's little sister who was raped by h's stepbrother or something. Part of a series, though. Hi, I have being trying to rememeber the name of a book. The basic synopsis is that a florist is dropping off flowers at her brother and his new wife's house only to find her sister in law flirting with a man.
The man wants revenge on the family because of something her father did so he decides to break up the marriage. The sister in law is young, bored, her husband is always away and she is feeling neglected. No doubt she would be easily seduced. To protect or brothers marriage she suggests the man use her for revenge instead. He agrees and says they should get married. The woman is in a relationship with a man and breaks it off to marry the virtual stranger. They get married, with the women wearing jeans to her wedding. After the wedding the groom finds out that the father disaproves of the daughter and it is no big deal that he married her.
They all in love etc etc with him building her a greenhouse and buying her a car I think there was a line in there, like "you're the typre of man who'd by his child a train set and then end up playing with it yourself. I think there was something in there about her always wearing clothes with flowers on them.
The sister in law gets jealous. There is a jealous scene where the groom thinks his new wife is getting lunch with an ex.
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There is a happy resolution. It is a contemporary novel written in the last years, it may have been a country setting, I think there was a mention of a cowboy hat. Hello I'm looking for a book that I read years ago. I'm pretty sure that it was written in the 80s or early 90s. It's a Regency romance book. It's a bout a young redheaded girl who becomes the ward of an English Lord. I think he's of Spanish or Italian descent. He hates that he is attracted to her because he's older than her. He hates that she has beautiful red hair and makes her wear hats anytime she's outdoors.
She's very feisty and sometimes immature because of her age. I think someone tries to kidnap her. But he thinks that she ran away and when he finds her it's pouring down rain they make love and he doesn't realize, because of the rain and all her skirts, that she's bleeding to death because she's been cut on her leg. She gets pregnant, they get married, and she has a baby boy.
I can't remember why but she ends up leaving him and he doesn't know where she's at.
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When he finds her she's a governess, they get back together. She leaves him again this time for his best friend and she's pregnant. He finds out where she's at and kidnaps her. She ends up giving birth to their little girl on the ship. And after that I really can't remember anything else. Thank you ;. I'm so glad I have found this site. I have found many books to add to my "to read" list. I have read a book some years back. This is what I remember about it. The hero is a cowboy -in texas, perhaps? The son had interfered with mail even then -I think it was the late s, but don't hold me to it- it was a crime and the boy roughly aged 8 has admitted to it.
If I remember correctly, he said the that he liked the picture the heroine of the story sent; his father had no idea of it. The heroine is a woman with a small boy. He is approximately the same age as the hero's son. The boys don't get along at first, but as the story unfolds they practicaly become inseparable.
The hero's son admits near the end of the story that he was jealous of the other boy because the heroine's son had a mother who wanted to protect him. See, the story begins in front of store -feed store, maybe- and if I remembert it right, the woman was concerned about her son getting her. The heroine is from Ireland and is on the run. The man, and later his family, accused her of kindapping to separate her from her son. And she saw the ad for a teacher as a chance for escape as far west as possible.
The offer I think included the room and board. Anyway, the matter came before a judge and that is how our heroine came to live on the ranch and became a teacher to his son. Thanks for you help! I am desperately trying to find a book I believe I read in the mid to late 90s not totally sure. It would most likely be Harlequin or Silhouette. It is about a man who is after the person who killed his wife and twin daughters in a car bombing. Then a few months later she discovered she is pregnant. She has three identical triplet boys and she tries to find the man she spend the night with but with no luck.
Then she runs into to him like three or four years later. I think at this point the triplet boys are around three years old and he then protects her and his sons because the man she had been dating for the last six months is the one who initially killed his wife and twin daughters. I think the triplets names were Ryan, Sean and unsure of the other one. If anyone one remembers this I would greatly appreciate it. I loved this book and would love to read it again. I scanned through the last post but not these ones yet.
So if someone has already asked about this book just point me in the right direction please. I mostly remember scenes ant he plot and I think it was a Harlequin. But it was about a guy, who used to be a surfer I think and now he works for or owns a magazine and is doing a photo shoot of the new swim line.
Back when he was still surfing he met a girl had an amazing night with her but was so drunk he only remembers the tattoo on her back and not her face. She owns a shop now that sells organic fiber? Very hippy. I remember the part where she, I think, bets him that her swimsuits are better and she can make the models look better in the shoot than he can. He makes her wear one of her own suits and realizes that she is the one he was looking for and when he asks why she never said anything she tells him that she already knows who he is.
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Please help me find this book. It's driving me nuts! I read this 4 or 5 years ago and think it was a fairly recent publication. It's historical European, maybe early s. The hero is in London with friends. His wife is there. It was a marriage of convenience, and they had never lived together. She was struggling to hold the estate together. She nurses him and they fall in love. The villain ends up trapping them in the same mausoleum, but they escape and live HEA. Author or title?
This is it. I have been looking for this book for so long. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to let me know. Thank you so much. Hi dear Hi am new to this site Ariel discovers that Robin is a girl and persuades her to dress as a girl in a blue gown borrowed from Louise Robin cannot walk properly in a gown and Ariel sends her up on deck to practice walking with her blonde hair loose Hero Cannot remember the name is drunk and sees her, thinking it's the governess Louise she's also blonde for whom he has the hots One day hero sees Ariel return the blue gown to Louise and thank her for lending it to Robin I am new to this and just moved my solo write up to this section.
I read a novel a number of years ago maybe between - It likely is medieval England. He takes them with his men. The friend ultimately finds out she is pregnant. One of the hero's knights is married to her. Ultimately the hero and heiress end up together. This is much of the detail I can recall. I would much appreciate the author and title if anyone out there can remember.
Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you! Hi I'm looking for a book I believe it was a harlequin presents don't remember the title I read it I think 10 years ago or more. The book was about a heiress whose father made a man marry her because she liked him but after they were married he left her alone for years she thinks she loves someone else but her husband showed her he was only after her money. Sorry it's been awhile but I remember I really enjoyed this book I also believe the cover had a woman in a blue silk dress hopefully someone can help.
Hi everyone I've also posted before and I'm getting kinda desperate. I can't remember why. I do remember something about a seduction in a chair on the way to London. Also it was definitely published before Yes that is the book thank you so much starlight genie it was driving me crazy trying to remember what it was called. I believe that book has a chair scene but I don't remember the rest. Its a long shot but thought I'd mention it.
I am new to this site and any help with a title or author would be much appreciated. I read a paperback novel a number of years ago maybe between - He takes her and the friend with his men. The friend ultimately finds out she is pregnant from the rape. One of the hero's knights marries her. Can someone please help me name this book its been driving me nuts for years!
It is right after the Civil war in America. The heroin is of raven hair and they make mention of it that its so midnight black. He plays and gambles away her horse to a rich handsome horse breeder. She runs away but eventually goes to him because he threatens to place her father in jail. She becomes ill and he nurses her back to health after which she agrees to become his mistress. He then takes her to France and she finds out she is going to have his child. She fears he wont want it after a misunderstanding and so runs away. He searches for her and finds her. She rejects him. He and her then finally reunite at his big house.
I read this many years ago. I want to say that there is a woman with black hair on a horse in the cover but i could be wrong. It may also have the word raven or midnight or dark angel in it.. Hi everyone, I would appreciate the help if anyone knows of a book that I've been searching for a few years now. What I remember is that she has been betrothed already.
She's really good with her bow and arrow. When the hero meets her to marry her, she's being attacked at her house in the woods as he meets her. She believes she's in love with a friend she's known since childhood. But she starts to be really attracted to her hero. She freaks out of how attracted she's becoming of him so she convinces her twin sister to say that she's feeling ill in her bedroom and she escapes in either a rug or trunk I vaguely remember and then goes on horse back to her childhood friends house.
Without realizing that's she's being followed and she's the one who's been the target this whole time. Sorry I wrote a super long post. Thanks Kate Hi, I've been looking for a particular historical romance for weeks now. I read it at least 6 or 7 years ago, maybe more. It is similar to 'Flowers from the Storm' by Laura Kinsale in that the Hero is struck down by something that makes everyone believe he has become an imbecile.
I think he might be a Duke or an Earl? It is set in England maybe regency or just before. There is something about all the other family members dying or being killed by the French? I'd be most grateful if anyone knows what this book is. I'm new to librarything and I'm really hoping someone will recognize a book from a very brief description because I can't remember more than the basics of the plot really. Years ago I read a romantic mystery about a cold, cruel twin who convinces her twin sister to take her place. The cold, cruel twin is in a very unhappy marriage and has a daughter who she doesn't seem to care about at all.
The nice twin goes along with her plan for some reason and falls for the husband and the little girl. The husband at first is baffled by her new, kind behavior because he was used to her gold digging, heartless twin and unaware she had a twin. Eventually he starts to fall for the new twin still thinking its his wife. Sorry, that's all I can remember. I know its not very specific. If you can think of any plots that fit, please let me know! That's it!!!!! I'm so happy I could cry! Thank you Anna :. Check out the old thread "name that book" Allright gals and?
Something like temptation or scandal I think this is the most likely please please help. Posting again in the hopes that someone will end my torment! I'm looking for a Harlequin, probably for the 80s or 90s. It's about two brothers and one woman. The brother the woman is married to dies. The other brother comes back into her life. Turns out the brother she was married to was gay. That's all I can remember. Hi, I am looking for a romance book I believe it may be from the 80's or 90's. It was about a tree sprite or nymph who awoke from a long sleep to a man coming to this very old house in the winter.
They end up meeting and falling in love. I cannot remember the name of the book because it has been so long since I read it. I think the title may have had the word rose in it, but I'm not positive. Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you!! Or possibly Fires of Winter by same author? I'm going crazy trying to find this book. I think its a harlequin superromance from the 90's. It's about a lady who is pregnant, there are two little kids involved and a surly rancher. It takes place in either montana, north dakota or colorado. The cover has a lady in a blue dress and she's pregnant.
Please help!!! I've read both of those books and they're not the one I'm looking for. Thank you, though. Please HELP! I don't remember the name or the author, but I remember that its about a woman who walks in on her husband and he's having a threesome with his secretary and another man. She feels horrible because he was horrible to her and made her feel horrible about herself I think he called her fat, etc.
I don't remember what happens after this but eventually she meets this like super hot rich entrepreneur guy, who's like in computer technology or something and she ends up living with him for a bit and they fall in love. I think it takes place like in Washington, I remember fog and water Thanks! Hello Everyone - hope someone can help me. Last year I read a book and did not put it into my Excel sheet - now it is driving me nuts: Taks plase in England - - or so. Lord X's father dies I think he killed himself Money is very tight so with the help of his mother Lord X opens a gaming hell he is very good with cards No one knowes he's a "Lord" He restores the family money.
He meets a woman, falls in love - but if they marry - he then needs to become Lord X and everyone will know he has two identies. This is in reply to post 66 cmboyd This sounds familiar to a Sandra Brown novel I read some time ago. However, in the book the heroine was not a twin but a look-alike and she took the evil look-alike's place after a plane crash.
I don't know if this could be it The first I do believe is a Harlequin or Silhouette. The heroine arrives from the country to net a husband. She has her old nanny and a younger sister who is very beautiful, but has intellectual disabilities.
At some point, someone tries to kidnap her sister. The heroine eventually gets married to a reformed rake who is ashamed of his past. The second book is actually the first part of a trilogy. It was also an historical set in England. All I remember is that there were three sisters who somehow became separated and they belonged to a theatrical family. The third is more recent and is the first of a trilogy of three sisters. Also an historical, the sisters are fashionistas and set up their shop in London.
This story is about the oldest sister who has a daughter. There is a fire started by a rival that burns down their shop and they move into the love interests home. If so, you might be interested in knowing that the third book in the series is due out this month. I loved it! I've been finding this book for years!!! But she went nevertheless, but ultimately she came up and went back to the shack where they made love.
There was another scene where she felt someone staring at her from the woods. Please if someone know the book title help me out!! Thank you so much! I think my hero is an Earl. Again thanks - I'll get there yet. Everyone have a Great Thanksgiving! Thank you 82ktleyed! I've being going quite mad, especially as I'd like to read the sequels. Gonna to ask again. I'm looking for three books now. Is the heroine goes to Dawson city then to the goldfields to locate her father Hero's name is Logan I believe. She ends up marrying him and they leave to go to his claim by dog sled.
She still ends up sleeping with him and gets pregnant. She then ends up being employed by the hero's wife who is also pregnant, making her dresses. The wife discovers the other woman is pregnant and does not know its her husbands and shames the woman. The wife also ends up trying to kill her own child with a pillow but is stopped and I can't remember if they put her in a home or what but the hero ends up with the Heroine and finds out she has his baby as well. This one takes place in Australia on a sheep ranch. He is supposed to be engaged to her sister. She offers to marry him in her sister's place.
Also they're father wanted the sister to marry the man so he could pay off the family's debt. Hi I am looking for 3 novels. I think there may be more. They might be half brothers. There mom has remarried. One of the books there is an art gallery and the woman who runs it gets kidnapped by her brothers drug running friends.
The other book one of the sons has a daughter. Help me please. Hi first I want to excuse myself. I am looking for a novel. I just remember there was kind of a bet about a mansion going on between the hero and the heroine because of the heroes brother. I was kind of just looking through the book, I haven't really read it. Hi everyone. Just found out about this place, this looks great. English not my first language, so sorry for any mistakes. I read some posts from the previous thread and I recognized a couple books that I'm also looking for I think Can't remember the author, much less the title or the characters names.
The 1st was posted in ' It is set in England near the Thames. In the beginning the heroine is a highwayman dressed as a boy and is in charge of a group of orphaned boys. She tries to rob a nobleman and he captures her and takes her to his home to be punished. When they go to spank her they figure out she is a she and he decides to keep her and train her to be a lady. In the end she ends up being or looking like someone important that they were looking for all along.
Some other random things: I think she had her first "tub" bath and compared it to bathing in the Thames. I believe she had long red hair. During regency time in London, somehow the heroine is passing as a servant boy in the hero house, I think that she tried to rob him, but the hero was sorry and gave her a job instead and then the hero some lord starts to have feelings for the 'boy', when he finds it's a girls instead, he makes her his mistress and in the end eventually they get married.
I think that she also was someone important who was kidnapped and got amnesic. I'm starting to feel that I'm mixing 2 stories The 2nd was posted in ' I think he was drunk or something and she tries to rob him and his friend and he catches her and forces her to marry her. Shes actually suppose to be an aristrocat who got kidnapped when she was young. I remember then the heros father teaching her how to be a lady and then launching her into society and shes all beautiful and witty and successful.
The hero falls for her without realising shes his wife and i remember how she kept visiting the streets to feed some orphans or something and the hero meets her there again asking for a divorce or something along the lines Hi- new member - : I am looking for a futuristic romance from the 80's or 90's. A female pilot or law enforcer of some type crashes on a prison planet. The decedents of the original prisoners are living there and have formed a somewhat barbarian like society swords, etc. She and the hero fall in love and eventually leave the planet. There is some political strife, as the decedents of the original prisoners were being kept on the planet even though they hadn't done anything.
I can't really remember the details. The heroine had a vine tattoo that wrapped from her foot, around her leg, across her back, to "bloom" on her chest. I think she had red hair. I kept thinking this book was by Elizabeth Lowell or someone mainstream but I can't find it anywhere. 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.